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Anastasia Gorden
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oxnard, CA 93036
Tell me your story, your struggles, your dreams, and we'll work together to heal and transform your life and relationships. My clients can expect a compassionate and collaborative space to heal from past wounds, strengthen their emotional wellness, and improve their relationships for lasting meaningful change. Please visit my website to learn more about how we can work together.
Tell me your story, your struggles, your dreams, and we'll work together to heal and transform your life and relationships. My clients can expect a compassionate and collaborative space to heal from past wounds, strengthen their emotional wellness, and improve their relationships for lasting meaningful change. Please visit my website to learn more about how we can work together.
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Marjorie Warren
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LEP, MFT
Verified Verified
Oxnard, CA 93036
I work with children, adolescents, and adults in helping them work through various difficulties such as divorce, death, pet loss, and other life challenges. Most of my clients are experiencing some kind of change or loss and they need support while they are going through difficult situations. I teach them new coping strategies and encourage them to practice these new coping tools as much as possible.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults in helping them work through various difficulties such as divorce, death, pet loss, and other life challenges. Most of my clients are experiencing some kind of change or loss and they need support while they are going through difficult situations. I teach them new coping strategies and encourage them to practice these new coping tools as much as possible.
(818) 921-6995 View (818) 921-6995
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Evlin Abed
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Oxnard, CA 93036
My name is Evlin Abed and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. One of my core beliefs in therapy is that people can make changes in their thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors to improve their overall functioning and quality of life. My approach is to provide a safe and caring environment with unconditional positive regard to facilitate and support meaningful life changes. I have extensive experience providing therapeutic services in inpatient and outpatient settings to adults, young adults, and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties in coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties.
My name is Evlin Abed and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. One of my core beliefs in therapy is that people can make changes in their thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors to improve their overall functioning and quality of life. My approach is to provide a safe and caring environment with unconditional positive regard to facilitate and support meaningful life changes. I have extensive experience providing therapeutic services in inpatient and outpatient settings to adults, young adults, and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties in coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties.
(805) 600-0489 View (805) 600-0489
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Mayra Ramirez-Zendejas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oxnard, CA 93036  (Online Only)
Being in a relationship be it with ourselves, our partners, family members, or friends, can make our lives feel whole and bring us so much joy. However as fulfilling as relationships can be they can also leave us feeling exhausted, stressed, and overwhelmed. Situations in our lives can make us feel down, anxious, angry, emotional, and chaotic, making us feel out of control and lead to the inability to keep healthy and positive relationships. But what if I told you it doesn't have to be that way. You deserve to feel happy and satisfied with your life.
Being in a relationship be it with ourselves, our partners, family members, or friends, can make our lives feel whole and bring us so much joy. However as fulfilling as relationships can be they can also leave us feeling exhausted, stressed, and overwhelmed. Situations in our lives can make us feel down, anxious, angry, emotional, and chaotic, making us feel out of control and lead to the inability to keep healthy and positive relationships. But what if I told you it doesn't have to be that way. You deserve to feel happy and satisfied with your life.
(805) 301-5116 View (805) 301-5116
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Melissa Ceja
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oxnard, CA 93036  (Online Only)
I want to make this experience as unique as you are, when approaching therapy I am client and person centered. This allows me to connect with you, to discuss your needs and goals and feel supported with a customized approach to your goals that will allow you to enjoy your life. Hablo Español, si estan listos para empezar a assistir terapia contactenme por telefono o correo electronico para una consulta gratis.
I want to make this experience as unique as you are, when approaching therapy I am client and person centered. This allows me to connect with you, to discuss your needs and goals and feel supported with a customized approach to your goals that will allow you to enjoy your life. Hablo Español, si estan listos para empezar a assistir terapia contactenme por telefono o correo electronico para una consulta gratis.
(805) 510-7410 View (805) 510-7410
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Lisa Barker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oxnard, CA 93036
Hello and welcome, My name is Lisa Barker and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 14 years of experience working with diverse populations. I am licensed in both California and Nevada. My therapy style is warm, engaging and collaborative. I support my clients in feeling safe and comfortable so they may gain insight into the issues that are presenting.
Hello and welcome, My name is Lisa Barker and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 14 years of experience working with diverse populations. I am licensed in both California and Nevada. My therapy style is warm, engaging and collaborative. I support my clients in feeling safe and comfortable so they may gain insight into the issues that are presenting.
(805) 723-2830 View (805) 723-2830
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Christine Olney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oxnard, CA 93036
Waitlist for new clients
When looking for a therapist, it's important that we find someone who we believe can help us. We need someone we feel comfortable with, and someone we can trust. When I work with my clients within this framework and with these foundations, they are able to set and reach goals to fulfill dreams and find their meaning and purpose in life. In my practice, I work with clients struggling with mood disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, and relationship problems. I believe in aligning our thoughts, emotions, words, behavior, and spirit in order to see our path laid out before us with clarity.
When looking for a therapist, it's important that we find someone who we believe can help us. We need someone we feel comfortable with, and someone we can trust. When I work with my clients within this framework and with these foundations, they are able to set and reach goals to fulfill dreams and find their meaning and purpose in life. In my practice, I work with clients struggling with mood disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, and relationship problems. I believe in aligning our thoughts, emotions, words, behavior, and spirit in order to see our path laid out before us with clarity.
(805) 398-6443 View (805) 398-6443
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Grenisha Holmes, LCSW A Journey with Holmes, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW, CCATP, CMIP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oxnard, CA 93036  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to A Journey with Holmes, LLC, My name is Grenisha Holmes, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10+ years experience in trauma, mood disorders, dual diagnoses as well as spiritual and identity issues. I am currently studying for my PhD in Clinical Psychology to help bridge the intersectionality of psychology and spirituality while working to assist individuals navigate their own mental health journey.
Hello and welcome to A Journey with Holmes, LLC, My name is Grenisha Holmes, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10+ years experience in trauma, mood disorders, dual diagnoses as well as spiritual and identity issues. I am currently studying for my PhD in Clinical Psychology to help bridge the intersectionality of psychology and spirituality while working to assist individuals navigate their own mental health journey.
(805) 793-0914 View (805) 793-0914
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Lilliana Cachu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oxnard, CA 93036
My experience working in community based programs enables me to offer effective individualized therapeutic care over a wide range of services. I provide a strength- based approach to individuals, children, couples and families. My focus is to help you decrease emotional distress, instill hope and guide you in becoming aware of your inner strengths. We achieve this through collaboration, defining your goals and customizing an effective treatment plan based on your needs. Using evidence based models, we will discover what matters most to you as you embark on your journey of self-discovery, inner growth, healing and fulfillment.
My experience working in community based programs enables me to offer effective individualized therapeutic care over a wide range of services. I provide a strength- based approach to individuals, children, couples and families. My focus is to help you decrease emotional distress, instill hope and guide you in becoming aware of your inner strengths. We achieve this through collaboration, defining your goals and customizing an effective treatment plan based on your needs. Using evidence based models, we will discover what matters most to you as you embark on your journey of self-discovery, inner growth, healing and fulfillment.
(805) 590-2128 View (805) 590-2128
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Mary Ellen Cullen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oxnard, CA 93036  (Online Only)
When working with a client, I find it most important to create an "emotional safe space" where one feels comfortable to openly express and is able to feel truly heard and understood. My overall approach focuses on helping one strengthen one's own relationship with them self via self compassion and self kindness. It is my experience that this is the most effective way to find clarity and balance in one's relationships, work and overall ability to feel unconditionally comfortable with oneself. It means nourishing your mind, body and soul by having the kindest thoughts about yourself, caring for your body and finding your own unique spiritual connection between you and life. When we focus on our own "wholeness" we are able to find peace and able to give more to our relationships and to our dreams.
When working with a client, I find it most important to create an "emotional safe space" where one feels comfortable to openly express and is able to feel truly heard and understood. My overall approach focuses on helping one strengthen one's own relationship with them self via self compassion and self kindness. It is my experience that this is the most effective way to find clarity and balance in one's relationships, work and overall ability to feel unconditionally comfortable with oneself. It means nourishing your mind, body and soul by having the kindest thoughts about yourself, caring for your body and finding your own unique spiritual connection between you and life. When we focus on our own "wholeness" we are able to find peace and able to give more to our relationships and to our dreams.
(805) 953-8946 View (805) 953-8946
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Ericka Estrada
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oxnard, CA 93036
Hi! My name is Ericka Estrada and I am a Latinx Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience. Do you feel stuck? Things are just not what they used to be? Are you constantly feeling sad or unsure of what is happening in your life? I’m here to tell you that I believe we can have those hard conversations and resolve the issues that seem to weigh you down.
Hi! My name is Ericka Estrada and I am a Latinx Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience. Do you feel stuck? Things are just not what they used to be? Are you constantly feeling sad or unsure of what is happening in your life? I’m here to tell you that I believe we can have those hard conversations and resolve the issues that seem to weigh you down.
(805) 232-7261 View (805) 232-7261
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Grace Badgley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxnard, CA 93036
I am a dedicated Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for guiding individuals towards healing and growth. I specialize in supporting clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and addiction. I approach therapy from a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and humanistic perspective, focusing on enhancing self-awareness, building healthy coping skills, and fostering self-acceptance. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship in promoting change and helping clients navigate challenges.
I am a dedicated Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for guiding individuals towards healing and growth. I specialize in supporting clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and addiction. I approach therapy from a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and humanistic perspective, focusing on enhancing self-awareness, building healthy coping skills, and fostering self-acceptance. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship in promoting change and helping clients navigate challenges.
(805) 974-2652 View (805) 974-2652
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Norma Magaña
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oxnard, CA 93036  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself trapped in a cycle of anxiety, worry and low self-esteem, no matter what you do? You may be fed up with feeling bad about yourself and struggling with setting boundaries and it leads to people pleasing. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to change your thinking patterns. You’re ready to improve your relationships . Most of all, you’re ready to face life with a new positive outlook.
Do you find yourself trapped in a cycle of anxiety, worry and low self-esteem, no matter what you do? You may be fed up with feeling bad about yourself and struggling with setting boundaries and it leads to people pleasing. You might not even remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to change your thinking patterns. You’re ready to improve your relationships . Most of all, you’re ready to face life with a new positive outlook.
(805) 515-4041 View (805) 515-4041
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Bonnie Rose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Oxnard, CA 93036
I strive to inspire richness and meaningfulness in life, greater than one has ever known before! With compassion, warmth, an attitude of mutual respect and genuine caring, I can guide you through challenging life transitions and personal awakenings. I have been a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and lecturer for more than 30 years. I have taught psychology classes in a local community college and have extensive experience in a broad scope of community settings which adds great depth to my professional practice and life experience. Join me in a journey of discovery. Find more information at www.BonnieRose.com
I strive to inspire richness and meaningfulness in life, greater than one has ever known before! With compassion, warmth, an attitude of mutual respect and genuine caring, I can guide you through challenging life transitions and personal awakenings. I have been a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and lecturer for more than 30 years. I have taught psychology classes in a local community college and have extensive experience in a broad scope of community settings which adds great depth to my professional practice and life experience. Join me in a journey of discovery. Find more information at www.BonnieRose.com
(818) 850-7547 View (818) 850-7547
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Karyn Noel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxnard, CA 93036  (Online Only)
Our inner critics can be relentless and cruel. We talk to ourselves in ways we would NEVER consider speaking to a friend. And as if our own inner monologues weren't enough, there's the constant bombardment of messaging from all directions about what we need to "fix" to be good enough. All that noise is enough to make even the most grounded person feel hopeless at times. But these critics are not our true voices. They have been sculpted by abusive and oppressive systems that were built to keep us distracted, submissive, and compliant.
Our inner critics can be relentless and cruel. We talk to ourselves in ways we would NEVER consider speaking to a friend. And as if our own inner monologues weren't enough, there's the constant bombardment of messaging from all directions about what we need to "fix" to be good enough. All that noise is enough to make even the most grounded person feel hopeless at times. But these critics are not our true voices. They have been sculpted by abusive and oppressive systems that were built to keep us distracted, submissive, and compliant.
(805) 902-4237 View (805) 902-4237
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Norma Juarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, ThD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oxnard, CA 93036
Whether you're struggling with a particular issue, or just can't shake that there should be more to life, Norma Juarez, LMFT can help. I provide a caring environment in which you can identify and explore those issues that may be getting in the way of a more rewarding home life and career, or of more fulfilling relationships. The goal is to help provide you with the insights and tools you need to move beyond old, limiting beliefs and behaviors.
Whether you're struggling with a particular issue, or just can't shake that there should be more to life, Norma Juarez, LMFT can help. I provide a caring environment in which you can identify and explore those issues that may be getting in the way of a more rewarding home life and career, or of more fulfilling relationships. The goal is to help provide you with the insights and tools you need to move beyond old, limiting beliefs and behaviors.
(805) 804-5519 View (805) 804-5519
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Deleene Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LPT, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxnard, CA 93036
Are you feeling judged and not being heard ? I am confident in navigating you through this tough time. Together we will find a healthy balance to overcome most of life's challenging events. This will be a collaborative process and effort between you and I. I will strengthen your insight into feeling confident and to generate your sense of self and morale. Let me set your foundation and empower you into a healthy and peaceful space in your life by reinforcing you through a time of healing.
Are you feeling judged and not being heard ? I am confident in navigating you through this tough time. Together we will find a healthy balance to overcome most of life's challenging events. This will be a collaborative process and effort between you and I. I will strengthen your insight into feeling confident and to generate your sense of self and morale. Let me set your foundation and empower you into a healthy and peaceful space in your life by reinforcing you through a time of healing.
(805) 386-9950 View (805) 386-9950
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Shany Kull
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Oxnard, CA 93036  (Online Only)
Shany Kull, a Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee, joins Misty Mountains Counseling (effective 08APR2024) to fulfill her student practicum and internship requirements as she works towards completing her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University by December 2024. With a combined background of nine years in education and the helping profession, Shany has had the honor of working alongside respected mental health providers and educators in various capacities within Ventura County. She successfully completed her studies at Life Pacific University, earning a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.
Shany Kull, a Professional Clinical Counselor Trainee, joins Misty Mountains Counseling (effective 08APR2024) to fulfill her student practicum and internship requirements as she works towards completing her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University by December 2024. With a combined background of nine years in education and the helping profession, Shany has had the honor of working alongside respected mental health providers and educators in various capacities within Ventura County. She successfully completed her studies at Life Pacific University, earning a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.
(805) 590-2410 View (805) 590-2410
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Jetta S. Zellner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oxnard, CA 93036
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I work with children, adolescents and adults, providing a safe and caring environment. With more than twenty years' in the behavioral healthcare field, I have extensive training and experience working with a wide variety issues and disorders.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I work with children, adolescents and adults, providing a safe and caring environment. With more than twenty years' in the behavioral healthcare field, I have extensive training and experience working with a wide variety issues and disorders.
(805) 399-6923 View (805) 399-6923
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H Anna Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oxnard, CA 93036  (Online Only)
My Focus Areas:Anxiety, Burnout, Chronic Illness, Couples Therapy, Cultural Issues/Racial Trauma, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief, LGBTQ+, Life Transitions, Panic, Personality Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Post/Peripartum, Self-Harm, Sexual Trauma, Stress, Substance Use, Trauma, Women's Issues. My Approach: Empowerment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy, Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy , Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strength-based
My Focus Areas:Anxiety, Burnout, Chronic Illness, Couples Therapy, Cultural Issues/Racial Trauma, Depression, Family Conflict, Grief, LGBTQ+, Life Transitions, Panic, Personality Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Post/Peripartum, Self-Harm, Sexual Trauma, Stress, Substance Use, Trauma, Women's Issues. My Approach: Empowerment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy, Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Harm Reduction, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy , Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strength-based
(805) 243-3700 View (805) 243-3700

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 93036

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 93036 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
86% Depression
69% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
63% Grief
62% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Cigna and Evernorth
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Optum

How Therapists in 93036 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 93036?

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.