Therapists in 93001

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Kathleen Gulley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
I have been a therapist for more than 30 years and recently have graduated from a three year Bible college. My specialty is addressing the whole person, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. My ideal client is anyone who wants to grow in self but also in God.
I have been a therapist for more than 30 years and recently have graduated from a three year Bible college. My specialty is addressing the whole person, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. My ideal client is anyone who wants to grow in self but also in God.
(805) 208-9376 View (805) 208-9376
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Mary Schuberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
I offer a space in which we pay close attention to what is happening in and around you—emotionally, spiritually, bodily, relationally—and provide a sense of calm as we do so. We work together to connect you to the meaning beneath the surface of your pain, bringing not only relief but an increased capacity to tolerate future struggles as well. Part of our work will involve exploring your life's patterns and expanding the awareness needed to helpfully shift them. You will grow non-judgmental curiosity about yourself and others through this process, which will nurture a richer and freer engagement in your relationships.
I offer a space in which we pay close attention to what is happening in and around you—emotionally, spiritually, bodily, relationally—and provide a sense of calm as we do so. We work together to connect you to the meaning beneath the surface of your pain, bringing not only relief but an increased capacity to tolerate future struggles as well. Part of our work will involve exploring your life's patterns and expanding the awareness needed to helpfully shift them. You will grow non-judgmental curiosity about yourself and others through this process, which will nurture a richer and freer engagement in your relationships.
(805) 360-4319 View (805) 360-4319
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Karen McIntyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Did growing up in a wounding family cause trauma that is still affecting you? Did you experience trauma at the hands of another that left you with feelings of being unsafe, insecure and unlovable? Guilt and shame? Imagine waking up peaceful and optimistic about your Life and future. Imagine having relationships that are loving and full of grace and building a family that is one that you would have loved to grow up in. If you can see it you can be it…lets work through old trauma so that you can see and be the “you” that you have always wanted to be! Helping people work through trauma is what I love to do!
Did growing up in a wounding family cause trauma that is still affecting you? Did you experience trauma at the hands of another that left you with feelings of being unsafe, insecure and unlovable? Guilt and shame? Imagine waking up peaceful and optimistic about your Life and future. Imagine having relationships that are loving and full of grace and building a family that is one that you would have loved to grow up in. If you can see it you can be it…lets work through old trauma so that you can see and be the “you” that you have always wanted to be! Helping people work through trauma is what I love to do!
(805) 918-4814 View (805) 918-4814
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Laurel Connell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Beginnings… Endings…. And the breaths in between… I support women through life transitions. Pregnancy and new parenthood, an experience of loss, or a profound life event. People who find me often have experienced trauma, loss or are navigating a challenging life transition. I help with integrating these experiences and moving forward. Our work together is based on a mindful and gentle approach, as we work with your mind and body. My approach is trauma informed, with a focus on nervous system regulation. The state of our nervous system directly impacts the way we think, feel and experience our life.
Beginnings… Endings…. And the breaths in between… I support women through life transitions. Pregnancy and new parenthood, an experience of loss, or a profound life event. People who find me often have experienced trauma, loss or are navigating a challenging life transition. I help with integrating these experiences and moving forward. Our work together is based on a mindful and gentle approach, as we work with your mind and body. My approach is trauma informed, with a focus on nervous system regulation. The state of our nervous system directly impacts the way we think, feel and experience our life.
(805) 242-0054 View (805) 242-0054
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Marissa Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, IMP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93001  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. Psychotherapy is a transformative tool to assist you in centering your mind, body, and spirit. There is no need to limit your life or extend your suffering, I can help you find the relief you’ve been searching for. I’m trained, licensed, and competent in various evidence based practices. In honor of the diverse and multicultural world we live in; along with my own life experiences. As of result of this, I have evolved into an experienced Integrative Therapist.
Hello and welcome. Psychotherapy is a transformative tool to assist you in centering your mind, body, and spirit. There is no need to limit your life or extend your suffering, I can help you find the relief you’ve been searching for. I’m trained, licensed, and competent in various evidence based practices. In honor of the diverse and multicultural world we live in; along with my own life experiences. As of result of this, I have evolved into an experienced Integrative Therapist.
(559) 529-9741 View (559) 529-9741
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Jeri W Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ventura, CA 93001  (Online Only)
My clients come to therapy when they feel overwhelmed with difficulties they encounter in their lives. At times, some of them experience difficulties with: * A breakdown in communication. * Mistrust in a marriage or in a significant relationship. * The ongoing challenges of raising children or blending families. * Finding a balance in their personal lives. * Feeling out of touch, angry, anxious, confused or depressed.
My clients come to therapy when they feel overwhelmed with difficulties they encounter in their lives. At times, some of them experience difficulties with: * A breakdown in communication. * Mistrust in a marriage or in a significant relationship. * The ongoing challenges of raising children or blending families. * Finding a balance in their personal lives. * Feeling out of touch, angry, anxious, confused or depressed.
(805) 500-4186 View (805) 500-4186
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Tomas Joseph Madrigal
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CATC-I, CATC-II, L-13546
Verified Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Struggling with addiction and feel rehab isn’t an option? Leaving your family, job, school and responsibilities for an extended period of time is not always needed to get yourself healthy and on track. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, I know the challenges of this lifestyle. Being caught in the cycle of addiction is hard--feelings of fear, failure, guilt, and shame. You may have tried stopping on your own, only to find yourself engaging in the same unhelpful behavior. Breaking this cycle alone is tough! Counseling may be more effective for you than rehab. I specialize in moderation & abstinence based approaches.
Struggling with addiction and feel rehab isn’t an option? Leaving your family, job, school and responsibilities for an extended period of time is not always needed to get yourself healthy and on track. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, I know the challenges of this lifestyle. Being caught in the cycle of addiction is hard--feelings of fear, failure, guilt, and shame. You may have tried stopping on your own, only to find yourself engaging in the same unhelpful behavior. Breaking this cycle alone is tough! Counseling may be more effective for you than rehab. I specialize in moderation & abstinence based approaches.
(805) 232-3895 View (805) 232-3895
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Christopher Monroy
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93001  (Online Only)
I am an associate clinical social worker, with 10+ years of experience within the mental health services industry. My clinical experience has focused primarily on helping individuals in the adolescent to young adult age, with more recent work being conducted in middle aged adults. I have a strong trauma-informed approach when working with my clients. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment, and help understand aspects of lived experiences. My extensive clinical training includes working with children, teenagers, and adults, with an array of mental health challenges.
I am an associate clinical social worker, with 10+ years of experience within the mental health services industry. My clinical experience has focused primarily on helping individuals in the adolescent to young adult age, with more recent work being conducted in middle aged adults. I have a strong trauma-informed approach when working with my clients. As a therapist, it is my goal to help validate, create a safe environment, and help understand aspects of lived experiences. My extensive clinical training includes working with children, teenagers, and adults, with an array of mental health challenges.
(805) 273-8147 View (805) 273-8147
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Glori R Zeltzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93001  (Online Only)
Do you wonder if you and your partner are growing apart? Do you keep having the same argument, without anything changing? Do you feel like giving up? Sometimes the feelings that bring couples together get lost in the struggles of everyday life. Learn how to resolve conflicts and share feelings without arguing. Use conflict to create deeper intimacy instead of distance. Relationship counseling helps couples learn to grow together instead of drifting apart. I work with couples and individuals to help them grow together and stay together. I would like to help you and your partner have a loving relationship.
Do you wonder if you and your partner are growing apart? Do you keep having the same argument, without anything changing? Do you feel like giving up? Sometimes the feelings that bring couples together get lost in the struggles of everyday life. Learn how to resolve conflicts and share feelings without arguing. Use conflict to create deeper intimacy instead of distance. Relationship counseling helps couples learn to grow together instead of drifting apart. I work with couples and individuals to help them grow together and stay together. I would like to help you and your partner have a loving relationship.
(805) 214-8566 View (805) 214-8566
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Rochida R McClure
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Honoring the significance of life’s losses is my mission. If you have lost a job or promotion; your health to cancer or autoimmune disease; your marriage to separation or divorce; or someone whom you love has passed away, including a miscarriage. Please reach out to me, I am here to help. Together we will feel, learn, understand and formulate a picture of life after loss.
Honoring the significance of life’s losses is my mission. If you have lost a job or promotion; your health to cancer or autoimmune disease; your marriage to separation or divorce; or someone whom you love has passed away, including a miscarriage. Please reach out to me, I am here to help. Together we will feel, learn, understand and formulate a picture of life after loss.
(805) 243-2853 View (805) 243-2853
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Emily Fleck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
There are many reasons people seek therapy. Most likely, you're here because you're feeling out of balance in some aspect of your life. You may be looking for better ways to cope with depression or anxiety, change patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors or relationships, or heal from a difficult or traumatic experience. Therapy can help you gain insight about yourself, increase your sense of confidence, or help you explore a new life path with courage and intention. My hope is to provide support, tools, and encouragement to help you find greater balance, authenticity, and overall well-being.
(805) 856-6736 View (805) 856-6736
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Tatiana Itskowitz
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
I am a therapist that brings compassion, curiosity, and connection to the forefront of our work together. As your therapist, I believe providing a supportive, empathetic environment is key in creating a space where you can gain insight, access your inner strength, and move forward with your healing. During the process, we may look at your past to see what beliefs still serve you and which do not, identify emotions and process them, and focus on navigating and developing your connections to others and self.
I am a therapist that brings compassion, curiosity, and connection to the forefront of our work together. As your therapist, I believe providing a supportive, empathetic environment is key in creating a space where you can gain insight, access your inner strength, and move forward with your healing. During the process, we may look at your past to see what beliefs still serve you and which do not, identify emotions and process them, and focus on navigating and developing your connections to others and self.
(805) 301-5076 View (805) 301-5076
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Jesse Quirino
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW, CATC IV
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93001
Life can be difficult to navigate these days with added pressure from home, work and just life itself. We can get overwhelmed which adds on extra pressure, anxiety, isolation, and even substance abuse issues. If you are looking for support in a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment to explore new and healthy coping skills that will be beneficial to you in everyday life, please reach out and call today.
Life can be difficult to navigate these days with added pressure from home, work and just life itself. We can get overwhelmed which adds on extra pressure, anxiety, isolation, and even substance abuse issues. If you are looking for support in a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment to explore new and healthy coping skills that will be beneficial to you in everyday life, please reach out and call today.
(805) 633-1549 View (805) 633-1549
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Lorena Ferrari
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93001
Have you ever wondered which experiences in your life have the most influence over the way that you feel? I specialize in helping you find these answers through relationships. Your relationship with yourself, partner and family. Together we can tailor a treatment to focus on your strengths and areas of needed support. I utilize a specialized modality called EMDR that can help us gain insight about yourself, your past experiences that have shaped who you are today, and work through the healing process together. My goal is to provide support and a safe place to let your guard down thus enriching your relationships.
Have you ever wondered which experiences in your life have the most influence over the way that you feel? I specialize in helping you find these answers through relationships. Your relationship with yourself, partner and family. Together we can tailor a treatment to focus on your strengths and areas of needed support. I utilize a specialized modality called EMDR that can help us gain insight about yourself, your past experiences that have shaped who you are today, and work through the healing process together. My goal is to provide support and a safe place to let your guard down thus enriching your relationships.
(805) 429-6518 View (805) 429-6518
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Allison Goldin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93001
Waitlist for new clients
I believe the therapeutic relationship can be used to develop insight into patterns of interaction and connection to self and others. If clients are so inclined, I am happy to use spiritual tools such as astrology and divination tools to dive deep into the psyche. My hope is that I can assist and guide clients to develop internal trust and to live a joyful and autonomous life. I strongly feel that a non-judgmental and authentic stance can help support clients to feel more relaxed and present in their lives and help clients listen to their intuition to make life choices which are aligned with their values.
I believe the therapeutic relationship can be used to develop insight into patterns of interaction and connection to self and others. If clients are so inclined, I am happy to use spiritual tools such as astrology and divination tools to dive deep into the psyche. My hope is that I can assist and guide clients to develop internal trust and to live a joyful and autonomous life. I strongly feel that a non-judgmental and authentic stance can help support clients to feel more relaxed and present in their lives and help clients listen to their intuition to make life choices which are aligned with their values.
(805) 335-6821 View (805) 335-6821
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Sigrid Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93001
I am a licensed MFT with offices in Ventura and Ojai. For the past 10 + years I have been working as a therapist with adults, couples and adolescents. I am honored to help facilitate my client’s on their journey, whatever it might be. I believe that it’s the therapeutic relationship that is ultimately healing. I meet each client where they are. Collaboratively, we establish safety and trust, so that we can walk through the psyche together. Additionally, I am passionate about working with couples and have extensive training in working with Adult Attachment relationships.
I am a licensed MFT with offices in Ventura and Ojai. For the past 10 + years I have been working as a therapist with adults, couples and adolescents. I am honored to help facilitate my client’s on their journey, whatever it might be. I believe that it’s the therapeutic relationship that is ultimately healing. I meet each client where they are. Collaboratively, we establish safety and trust, so that we can walk through the psyche together. Additionally, I am passionate about working with couples and have extensive training in working with Adult Attachment relationships.
(310) 740-9862 View (310) 740-9862
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Geoffrey Schneider MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
For over 20 years I have been using a new type of psychotherapy called lifespan Integration. High levels of efficacy are achieved. It can pull people out of depression & anxiety in only several sessions. It not only works quickly but very deeply. The ultimate goal of the therapy is the integration of the damaged 'selves' to allow the emergence of a more coherent experience. By working with these 'states' of self, isolated in memory, we are able to find, access and heal each representative self that was hurt. We can even work with memories of infancy where the earliest programming occurs ie. wounds from a narcissistic parent.
For over 20 years I have been using a new type of psychotherapy called lifespan Integration. High levels of efficacy are achieved. It can pull people out of depression & anxiety in only several sessions. It not only works quickly but very deeply. The ultimate goal of the therapy is the integration of the damaged 'selves' to allow the emergence of a more coherent experience. By working with these 'states' of self, isolated in memory, we are able to find, access and heal each representative self that was hurt. We can even work with memories of infancy where the earliest programming occurs ie. wounds from a narcissistic parent.
(805) 246-7918 View (805) 246-7918
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Diana Wightman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93001  (Online Only)
Has trauma, loss or grief made it difficult to live the life you really want? How do you imagine your life changing or being more satisfying? My approach is respectful, encouraging and focused on growth. I'm trained in what are called "power therapies." EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and BSP (Brainspotting) have the potential to heal deeply, from within the brain and body, and create understanding and relief.
Has trauma, loss or grief made it difficult to live the life you really want? How do you imagine your life changing or being more satisfying? My approach is respectful, encouraging and focused on growth. I'm trained in what are called "power therapies." EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and BSP (Brainspotting) have the potential to heal deeply, from within the brain and body, and create understanding and relief.
(805) 232-7368 View (805) 232-7368
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Stephanie Thurston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ventura, CA 93001
Stephanie offers over fifteen years of experience and a safe, supportive environment where children, adolescents, and adults can find genuine support and professional guidance. When parents see their children struggling (with sadness/anxiety/anger/loneliness/or behavioral problems) and are unsure how to help, they often feel frustrated and helpless. Stephanie offers children and adolescents the opportunity to express themselves, explore their unique strengths and challenges, identify underlying problems, and develop skills needed to manage and overcome those challenges. Working together to help parents learn to better understand and meet the needs of their child and create a family environment where all members can thrive.
Stephanie offers over fifteen years of experience and a safe, supportive environment where children, adolescents, and adults can find genuine support and professional guidance. When parents see their children struggling (with sadness/anxiety/anger/loneliness/or behavioral problems) and are unsure how to help, they often feel frustrated and helpless. Stephanie offers children and adolescents the opportunity to express themselves, explore their unique strengths and challenges, identify underlying problems, and develop skills needed to manage and overcome those challenges. Working together to help parents learn to better understand and meet the needs of their child and create a family environment where all members can thrive.
(805) 214-6544 View (805) 214-6544
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RG Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ventura, CA 93001  (Online Only)
For 16 years (8 years licensed) it has been my honor working with children, teens and adults (individually) who have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma, suffered from low self-esteem, lack of confidence, struggle with emotional disturbance, and difficulty managing everyday life. Together, we will create obtainable goals, identify your expectations and work through negative patterns and barriers that repeat themselves in your relationships, work life and school.
For 16 years (8 years licensed) it has been my honor working with children, teens and adults (individually) who have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma, suffered from low self-esteem, lack of confidence, struggle with emotional disturbance, and difficulty managing everyday life. Together, we will create obtainable goals, identify your expectations and work through negative patterns and barriers that repeat themselves in your relationships, work life and school.
(805) 254-7053 View (805) 254-7053

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 93001

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 93001 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Cigna and Evernorth
63% Optum

How Therapists in 93001 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93001?

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.