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Dr. Reema Takla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Placentia, CA 92870
I am here to help you change your life! I provide an empathetic, non-judgemental and caring therapeutic approach. My goal is to help you reduce symptoms and gain positive change. Are you feeling anxious, sad, lonely, and struggle with loss of motivation? Are you having boundary issues, relationship issues, work problems, gender identity, culture issues, and/or immigration struggles. I am passionate about working with my clients to meet their goals. Every case is unique and requires a special therapeutic approach. I tailor my approach to your specific needs.
I am here to help you change your life! I provide an empathetic, non-judgemental and caring therapeutic approach. My goal is to help you reduce symptoms and gain positive change. Are you feeling anxious, sad, lonely, and struggle with loss of motivation? Are you having boundary issues, relationship issues, work problems, gender identity, culture issues, and/or immigration struggles. I am passionate about working with my clients to meet their goals. Every case is unique and requires a special therapeutic approach. I tailor my approach to your specific needs.
(657) 500-3582 View (657) 500-3582
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Sylvia S. Roan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Placentia, CA 92870  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed at work and at home? Do you feel alone struggling daily? Do you lose sleep over your relationship with someone? Are you worried about your child? Have your teenager shut down as soon as s/he comes home? This is a tough time for you, but with professional help, you can grow from this experience. I look forward to working with you in my office to help you sort out your problems and find solutions. I have 19 years of private practice in counseling and psychotherapy to promote a happier and more rewarding life for you!
Are you feeling overwhelmed at work and at home? Do you feel alone struggling daily? Do you lose sleep over your relationship with someone? Are you worried about your child? Have your teenager shut down as soon as s/he comes home? This is a tough time for you, but with professional help, you can grow from this experience. I look forward to working with you in my office to help you sort out your problems and find solutions. I have 19 years of private practice in counseling and psychotherapy to promote a happier and more rewarding life for you!
(714) 695-5232 View (714) 695-5232
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Lori Karcher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Placentia, CA 92870
I provide a safe, empathic and supportive environment as we work together to improve the quality of your life. My experience includes but is not limited to encouraging clients who are: suffering from trauma (including sexual abuse), grieving the loss of a loved one, challenged by anxiety and/or depression, working through divorce and/or blended family issues, hoping to improve relationships and desiring self acceptance. I also have experience facilitating general, parenting and sexual abuse support groups. "Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do." Brené Brown
I provide a safe, empathic and supportive environment as we work together to improve the quality of your life. My experience includes but is not limited to encouraging clients who are: suffering from trauma (including sexual abuse), grieving the loss of a loved one, challenged by anxiety and/or depression, working through divorce and/or blended family issues, hoping to improve relationships and desiring self acceptance. I also have experience facilitating general, parenting and sexual abuse support groups. "Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do." Brené Brown
(657) 571-1040 View (657) 571-1040
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Rebekah Ekberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Placentia, CA 92870
Hello, I’m Rebekah! My name is Rebekah Ekberg and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Berkeley, California. I see clients via Telehealth throughout the state of California, as well as a limited number of clients in person. I work with a broad age range of clients from adolescents to elders, with my early training working with elders. I strive to meet my clients where they are at in order to facilitate growth and healing in their lives, using methods of Mindfulness and a trauma-informed approach.
Hello, I’m Rebekah! My name is Rebekah Ekberg and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Berkeley, California. I see clients via Telehealth throughout the state of California, as well as a limited number of clients in person. I work with a broad age range of clients from adolescents to elders, with my early training working with elders. I strive to meet my clients where they are at in order to facilitate growth and healing in their lives, using methods of Mindfulness and a trauma-informed approach.
(657) 837-6855 View (657) 837-6855
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Jd Sparks
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Placentia, CA 92870
Have you experienced a painful and frustrating marriage? What about painful and frustrating relationships? I am the guide who helps men navigate both of these issues helping them discover that they can build happy and healthy marriages and relationships. This is something that can not go unaddressed life is busy already let me help you calm the waters and restore health and happiness.
Have you experienced a painful and frustrating marriage? What about painful and frustrating relationships? I am the guide who helps men navigate both of these issues helping them discover that they can build happy and healthy marriages and relationships. This is something that can not go unaddressed life is busy already let me help you calm the waters and restore health and happiness.
(657) 231-8815 View (657) 231-8815
Photo of Heather Silva, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92870, CA
Heather Silva
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Placentia, CA 92870
Life and relationships can be hard. Finding someone to talk to can be even harder. As a therapist, I hope to provide a safe, calm, and comfortable place for people to come and talk freely, without judgment. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have worked with many individuals who suffer from PTSD/Trauma, Couples, intimacy issues caused by trauma experienced by one or both partners in a couple, and Pre and Postnatal issues such as Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. Additionally, I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Life and relationships can be hard. Finding someone to talk to can be even harder. As a therapist, I hope to provide a safe, calm, and comfortable place for people to come and talk freely, without judgment. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have worked with many individuals who suffer from PTSD/Trauma, Couples, intimacy issues caused by trauma experienced by one or both partners in a couple, and Pre and Postnatal issues such as Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. Additionally, I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
(714) 497-2273 View (714) 497-2273
Photo of Betsy Gaines, Psychologist in 92870, CA
Betsy Gaines
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Placentia, CA 92870
Is your first waking thought one of tracking chronic pain in your body to see “how bad it is going to be today?” And then thinking “Not this today! I have too many things to do!” Do you immediately tense up thinking of how much pain you may be in later? Do you search for something to distract and numb? Have you visited many different professionals in search of relief? Most of my clients have been in chronic pain for years and have visited doctor after doctor in search of solutions. Do you hyperfocus on parts of your life that potentially provoke a pain flare, trying desperately to avoid more pain?
Is your first waking thought one of tracking chronic pain in your body to see “how bad it is going to be today?” And then thinking “Not this today! I have too many things to do!” Do you immediately tense up thinking of how much pain you may be in later? Do you search for something to distract and numb? Have you visited many different professionals in search of relief? Most of my clients have been in chronic pain for years and have visited doctor after doctor in search of solutions. Do you hyperfocus on parts of your life that potentially provoke a pain flare, trying desperately to avoid more pain?
(714) 844-1897 View (714) 844-1897
Photo of Denise S. Neeley, Marriage & Family Therapist in 92870, CA
Denise S. Neeley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Placentia, CA 92870
Many of us, as individuals and in relationships, have become stuck in patterns that make us feel like our life is just not working and we don't know why. Through use of a safe, supportive therapeutic environment, we find ways together to create a life that makes sense and functions with satisfaction and freedom. My hope for every individual or couple that I work with, is that the development of a stronger and freer sense of self will result in a wider range of choices that will lead to a more meaningful and fulfilling life and more satisfying relationships.
Many of us, as individuals and in relationships, have become stuck in patterns that make us feel like our life is just not working and we don't know why. Through use of a safe, supportive therapeutic environment, we find ways together to create a life that makes sense and functions with satisfaction and freedom. My hope for every individual or couple that I work with, is that the development of a stronger and freer sense of self will result in a wider range of choices that will lead to a more meaningful and fulfilling life and more satisfying relationships.
(714) 919-9658 View (714) 919-9658
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Vince Redmond
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Placentia, CA 92870
In today's world of hectic schedules and laborious meetings, we often forget about our own needs and desires. This lack of insight often can lead to dissatisfaction with our lives, relationships and careers. This can also be true with the people and families we love. For years now, my doors in Placentia, California have been open to help those who have seemed to lose their way or those who are overburdened in today's never ending rat race. With several years of combined therapy experiences, from several different disciplines, Stillpoint Counseling Associates can serve you.
In today's world of hectic schedules and laborious meetings, we often forget about our own needs and desires. This lack of insight often can lead to dissatisfaction with our lives, relationships and careers. This can also be true with the people and families we love. For years now, my doors in Placentia, California have been open to help those who have seemed to lose their way or those who are overburdened in today's never ending rat race. With several years of combined therapy experiences, from several different disciplines, Stillpoint Counseling Associates can serve you.
(714) 880-8945 View (714) 880-8945
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George Anthony Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Placentia, CA 92870
Life sucks at times. It has a way of not working the way it ought to work. We all DESERVE to find ways to make life work a little bit better. In therapy, George enters into life's most confusing, overwhelming, and shame-ridden experiences and helps people discover their inner-strengths to break free from crippling and paralyzing fears and pains. He knows that each person is uniquely designed with strengths and abilities that empower them to overcome their struggles and thrive emotionally and relationally. Pulling from his personal story of grief and pain, George guides people into rediscovering their true worth and potential.
Life sucks at times. It has a way of not working the way it ought to work. We all DESERVE to find ways to make life work a little bit better. In therapy, George enters into life's most confusing, overwhelming, and shame-ridden experiences and helps people discover their inner-strengths to break free from crippling and paralyzing fears and pains. He knows that each person is uniquely designed with strengths and abilities that empower them to overcome their struggles and thrive emotionally and relationally. Pulling from his personal story of grief and pain, George guides people into rediscovering their true worth and potential.
(657) 571-4527 View (657) 571-4527
Eric Terry
Psychologist, PsyD, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Placentia, CA 92870
Does it feel like no matter what you try, your child is still having behavioral problems at home and school? Are you always worrying and find it hard to relax? Are you struggling with feelings of sadness and not having as much fun engaging in your favorite pastimes? Do you feel like you have tried everything to solve your problems and would like some new ideas and additional support to move forward?
Does it feel like no matter what you try, your child is still having behavioral problems at home and school? Are you always worrying and find it hard to relax? Are you struggling with feelings of sadness and not having as much fun engaging in your favorite pastimes? Do you feel like you have tried everything to solve your problems and would like some new ideas and additional support to move forward?
(657) 226-3029 View (657) 226-3029
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Kristin Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Placentia, CA 92870
I use a psychodynamic approach along with cognitive behavioral techniques to help clients discover meaning in life and conquer obstacles. I specialize in working with teens and children 5 and older. I also work with families and adults. My specialties are ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression, and I welcome the LGBTQ community.
I use a psychodynamic approach along with cognitive behavioral techniques to help clients discover meaning in life and conquer obstacles. I specialize in working with teens and children 5 and older. I also work with families and adults. My specialties are ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression, and I welcome the LGBTQ community.
(657) 530-6757 View (657) 530-6757
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Samantha Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Placentia, CA 92870  (Online Only)
Hey there. Are you here because life's just been really tough on you? Maybe you're feeling frustrated because you're trying so hard to keep it together and it still feels like it's falling apart. You want to make changes and make yourself feel better, but it doesn't seem to be enough and you're not sure anymore. Are in a vicious loop of anxiousness, sadness, self-blame, guilt, and grief? Allow me hold space and be your sounding board. Let's talk things through so you can better cope with these emotions. Let's collaborate on a plan to equip you with tools to face life's challenges. I can promise you I am as real as it gets!
Hey there. Are you here because life's just been really tough on you? Maybe you're feeling frustrated because you're trying so hard to keep it together and it still feels like it's falling apart. You want to make changes and make yourself feel better, but it doesn't seem to be enough and you're not sure anymore. Are in a vicious loop of anxiousness, sadness, self-blame, guilt, and grief? Allow me hold space and be your sounding board. Let's talk things through so you can better cope with these emotions. Let's collaborate on a plan to equip you with tools to face life's challenges. I can promise you I am as real as it gets!
(657) 325-8723 View (657) 325-8723
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Diandra La Croix
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Placentia, CA 92870
Hi, my name is Diandra La Croix and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)! I am here to walk with you through whatever life challenges you are facing. I am passionate about supporting and empowering those in all areas and walks of life to find growth and healing. I look forward to starting this therapeutic journey with you! I am passionate about working with teens and young adults, however, I am open to and capable of working with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Hi, my name is Diandra La Croix and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)! I am here to walk with you through whatever life challenges you are facing. I am passionate about supporting and empowering those in all areas and walks of life to find growth and healing. I look forward to starting this therapeutic journey with you! I am passionate about working with teens and young adults, however, I am open to and capable of working with people of all ages and backgrounds.
(657) 837-3791 View (657) 837-3791
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Emi J. Tanaka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Placentia, CA 92870  (Online Only)
Life is hard. We all find times in our lives when it just feels like too much. Expectations and pressures weighing on us; fears and self-doubt keeping us immobilized; uncertainty about the future and regrets from the past making it difficult to enjoy anything in the here and now. Therapy isn’t just about looking at childhood experiences and discovering “why” we do what we do. It’s also about how to move forward: what do we unpack, unload, discard, or take with us? I can’t make life easy for you, but I can help guide you and walk with you in support of your journey to figure out how to lighten the load.
Life is hard. We all find times in our lives when it just feels like too much. Expectations and pressures weighing on us; fears and self-doubt keeping us immobilized; uncertainty about the future and regrets from the past making it difficult to enjoy anything in the here and now. Therapy isn’t just about looking at childhood experiences and discovering “why” we do what we do. It’s also about how to move forward: what do we unpack, unload, discard, or take with us? I can’t make life easy for you, but I can help guide you and walk with you in support of your journey to figure out how to lighten the load.
(657) 214-9984 View (657) 214-9984
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Diana Miramontes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Placentia, CA 92870
Welcome to my practice! I am Diana, a dedicated licensed therapist and certified LENS Neurofeedback specialist committed to helping individuals achieve mental wellness and personal growth. With a passion for integrating traditional therapy with cutting-edge LENS Neurofeedback techniques, I provide a unique and holistic approach to healing & transformation. My approach is rooted in empathy, respect & collaboration. I believe in creating a safe & non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings & experiences. I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual.
Welcome to my practice! I am Diana, a dedicated licensed therapist and certified LENS Neurofeedback specialist committed to helping individuals achieve mental wellness and personal growth. With a passion for integrating traditional therapy with cutting-edge LENS Neurofeedback techniques, I provide a unique and holistic approach to healing & transformation. My approach is rooted in empathy, respect & collaboration. I believe in creating a safe & non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings & experiences. I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual.
(657) 315-1494 View (657) 315-1494
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Karina Morales
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Placentia, CA 92870
My name is Karina Morales and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in the Latino/a Communities from Pepperdine University. I have experience in working in community-based outpatients, and detention settings. I have a passion for working with others and assisting them in re-writing their stories and utilizing necessary coping skills to evolve during difficult times. My specialty areas include depression, anxiety, abuse, neglect, trauma, adjustment issues, divorce and separation, stress management, personal growth, coping skills, and so much more!
My name is Karina Morales and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in the Latino/a Communities from Pepperdine University. I have experience in working in community-based outpatients, and detention settings. I have a passion for working with others and assisting them in re-writing their stories and utilizing necessary coping skills to evolve during difficult times. My specialty areas include depression, anxiety, abuse, neglect, trauma, adjustment issues, divorce and separation, stress management, personal growth, coping skills, and so much more!
(657) 259-9404 View (657) 259-9404
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Joe Gilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Placentia, CA 92870
Tired of the incessant chatter in your head? Wish you could find a moment of peace and inner calmness? Or maybe you wish you could feel something… or just anything at all. Life can sometimes be a challenging and confusing experience. It may also be a joyful and meaningful one. I help clients find just that. Through a collaborative experience, I bring openness, mindfulness, and curiosity to help people find their strength and courage and move through life in meaningful way.
Tired of the incessant chatter in your head? Wish you could find a moment of peace and inner calmness? Or maybe you wish you could feel something… or just anything at all. Life can sometimes be a challenging and confusing experience. It may also be a joyful and meaningful one. I help clients find just that. Through a collaborative experience, I bring openness, mindfulness, and curiosity to help people find their strength and courage and move through life in meaningful way.
(657) 210-9441 View (657) 210-9441
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Kim Vander Dussen
Psychologist, PsyD, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Placentia, CA 92870
The decision to find a therapist for your child or adolescent is fraught with anxiety. Parents are taking a risk in choosing to share their children and their vulnerabilities with me. In my work I have the utmost respect for this decision and appreciate how challenging it is. So often you worry about what you did wrong or feel powerless to help. You may feel like you've tried everything or that you've failed. You may blame yourself or feel like you are failing your child in some way, or like you just need someone who can help.
The decision to find a therapist for your child or adolescent is fraught with anxiety. Parents are taking a risk in choosing to share their children and their vulnerabilities with me. In my work I have the utmost respect for this decision and appreciate how challenging it is. So often you worry about what you did wrong or feel powerless to help. You may feel like you've tried everything or that you've failed. You may blame yourself or feel like you are failing your child in some way, or like you just need someone who can help.
(714) 500-8658 View (714) 500-8658
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Marie Sangel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Placentia, CA 92870
Hi there, I'm Marie! Have you ever felt overwhelmed with all the social expectations of being "successful"? I understand how you feel and would like to collaborate with you on re-defining success. I work with individuals who feel lost due to an identity crisis or life-transitioning phase that is often perceived negatively by our society. I specialize in treating Eating Disorders and most common co-occurring disorders such as ADHD, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder and Mood Disorders.
Hi there, I'm Marie! Have you ever felt overwhelmed with all the social expectations of being "successful"? I understand how you feel and would like to collaborate with you on re-defining success. I work with individuals who feel lost due to an identity crisis or life-transitioning phase that is often perceived negatively by our society. I specialize in treating Eating Disorders and most common co-occurring disorders such as ADHD, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder and Mood Disorders.
(657) 255-7192 View (657) 255-7192

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 92870

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 92870 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
66% Grief
63% Trauma and PTSD
59% Self Esteem
55% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Cigna and Evernorth
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Aetna

How Therapists in 92870 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 92870?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.