Photo of Jackie Sage, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Jackie Sage
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
Loss of self and self-doubt can manifest in young people as anxiety, depression, burn out, anger, and more. Highly sensitive children and teenagers are especially vulnerable right now to struggles with these symptoms and may need guidance to (re)discover their purposes and passions. I help adolescents and adults become congruent with their best selves. This in turn leads to increased knowledge of self which can lead to increased self-esteem and a satisfaction with the world around them.
Loss of self and self-doubt can manifest in young people as anxiety, depression, burn out, anger, and more. Highly sensitive children and teenagers are especially vulnerable right now to struggles with these symptoms and may need guidance to (re)discover their purposes and passions. I help adolescents and adults become congruent with their best selves. This in turn leads to increased knowledge of self which can lead to increased self-esteem and a satisfaction with the world around them.
(650) 629-3201 View (650) 629-3201
Photo of Leanne Patterson Porter, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Leanne Patterson Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
Have you realized the life you have been living no longer brings you the satisfaction, happiness, or inner peace you have always wanted? Are you looking to live a life of your own choosing? Are you either too afraid or too overwhelmed to know where to start or how to begin? Congratulations! You have successfully completed the first step toward living the life you want to live--the life you choose to live. If this journey resonates for you, the next step is to schedule an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you!
Have you realized the life you have been living no longer brings you the satisfaction, happiness, or inner peace you have always wanted? Are you looking to live a life of your own choosing? Are you either too afraid or too overwhelmed to know where to start or how to begin? Congratulations! You have successfully completed the first step toward living the life you want to live--the life you choose to live. If this journey resonates for you, the next step is to schedule an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you!
(650) 620-7843 View (650) 620-7843
Photo of Juliana D. T. Da Silva, PhD, Pre-Licensed Professional
Juliana D. T. Da Silva
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
Starting therapy can be daunting, but once you open yourself to it, you enter a self-discovery endeavor that can free you from limiting emotional beliefs that block your life. You will feel more confident, less anxious, or depressed and develop more self-acceptance. I work with adults with diverse ethnic, cultural backgrounds, sexual identities, and religious beliefs who face trauma, anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, relationship conflicts, parenting issues, aging, and grief. I will focus on treating your symptoms, identifying patterns that led to emotional and relational conflicts, and beyond.
Starting therapy can be daunting, but once you open yourself to it, you enter a self-discovery endeavor that can free you from limiting emotional beliefs that block your life. You will feel more confident, less anxious, or depressed and develop more self-acceptance. I work with adults with diverse ethnic, cultural backgrounds, sexual identities, and religious beliefs who face trauma, anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, relationship conflicts, parenting issues, aging, and grief. I will focus on treating your symptoms, identifying patterns that led to emotional and relational conflicts, and beyond.
(650) 899-6029 View (650) 899-6029
Photo of Karin Voelker, PsyD, Psychologist
Karin Voelker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling with getting a good night's sleep and dealing with anxious thoughts, especially at bedtime? This is very common, and there are solutions that are proven to work! I provide an empathic, warm, and authentic atmosphere, and we will work as a team to address your sleep and any other concerns that impact your life and wellbeing. I believe it is important to take biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors into account. Along with bringing a multicultural perspective to therapy as a first-generation immigrant, I utilize a client-centered, strength-based approach drawing from evidence-based modalities.
Have you been struggling with getting a good night's sleep and dealing with anxious thoughts, especially at bedtime? This is very common, and there are solutions that are proven to work! I provide an empathic, warm, and authentic atmosphere, and we will work as a team to address your sleep and any other concerns that impact your life and wellbeing. I believe it is important to take biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors into account. Along with bringing a multicultural perspective to therapy as a first-generation immigrant, I utilize a client-centered, strength-based approach drawing from evidence-based modalities.
(415) 871-0222 View (415) 871-0222
Photo of Betty Cohen, MS, NCC, MCC, LAC, GRS, Counselor
Betty Cohen
Counselor, MS, NCC, MCC, LAC, GRS
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
Are you a student seeking a first career, experienced worker needing to make a career change or resolve a workplace issue, a returnee to work after significant time away, or someone wanting to re-career in later life to make remaining years enjoyable? Or, are you one who is grieving from an important loss like job/career, and feeling stuck in place and unable to handle your reactions? If you are facing any of these concerns, by providing active listening, support, and specific action steps, together, we will strive to realize your desire for positive change.
Are you a student seeking a first career, experienced worker needing to make a career change or resolve a workplace issue, a returnee to work after significant time away, or someone wanting to re-career in later life to make remaining years enjoyable? Or, are you one who is grieving from an important loss like job/career, and feeling stuck in place and unable to handle your reactions? If you are facing any of these concerns, by providing active listening, support, and specific action steps, together, we will strive to realize your desire for positive change.
(650) 868-5396 View (650) 868-5396
Photo of Derrick Lam, MS, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Derrick Lam
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
Life is full of challenges. Some break us down to tears. I believe therapy is a safe place for us to sit down and examine your life. In therapy, we work on sorting out feelings, reflecting on self and what happened, and eventually overcome the obstacles. I am happy to be the person to sit down with you and listen to whatever issues you are facing. Therapy may not be easy, but when you are ready to tackle these challenges, I will be there to support you.
Life is full of challenges. Some break us down to tears. I believe therapy is a safe place for us to sit down and examine your life. In therapy, we work on sorting out feelings, reflecting on self and what happened, and eventually overcome the obstacles. I am happy to be the person to sit down with you and listen to whatever issues you are facing. Therapy may not be easy, but when you are ready to tackle these challenges, I will be there to support you.
(628) 244-8515 View (628) 244-8515
Photo of Cindy Lin, PsyD, Psychologist
Cindy Lin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
My role is to guide and help you in developing insight, greater satisfaction, and symptom relief. I provide support by discussing your concerns and feelings, and by helping you resolve and move towards your goals, such as fulfillment, belonging, to cope with hardship or to feel 'unstuck'. I guide you in examining your situation, struggles and relationships, facilitating deeper understanding and strengths to make positive shifts. My style is warm, collaborative and engaging. I compassionately promote therapeutic healing, growth & change. For youth, I practice a combo of play, talk and behavioral therapy, parent coaching/support.
My role is to guide and help you in developing insight, greater satisfaction, and symptom relief. I provide support by discussing your concerns and feelings, and by helping you resolve and move towards your goals, such as fulfillment, belonging, to cope with hardship or to feel 'unstuck'. I guide you in examining your situation, struggles and relationships, facilitating deeper understanding and strengths to make positive shifts. My style is warm, collaborative and engaging. I compassionately promote therapeutic healing, growth & change. For youth, I practice a combo of play, talk and behavioral therapy, parent coaching/support.
(650) 753-5068 View (650) 753-5068
Photo of Briana McCarthy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Briana McCarthy
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
Are you someone who is at an impasse in some part of your life, whether it’s relationships, career, friendships, navigating mental health? Maybe you're a student studying and considering all of the possibilities of what lies ahead after school and in that process you're feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Or you're a working professional at a job that might feel unsatisfying and in result there's an imbalance in your life. Life is full of transitions. Every person has a unique story as to what brings them to therapy, whether it’s a big life transition or the feeling and need to find coping tools to navigate everyday life challenges.
Are you someone who is at an impasse in some part of your life, whether it’s relationships, career, friendships, navigating mental health? Maybe you're a student studying and considering all of the possibilities of what lies ahead after school and in that process you're feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Or you're a working professional at a job that might feel unsatisfying and in result there's an imbalance in your life. Life is full of transitions. Every person has a unique story as to what brings them to therapy, whether it’s a big life transition or the feeling and need to find coping tools to navigate everyday life challenges.
View
Photo of Rachel (Kyung Jin) Lee, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Rachel (Kyung Jin) Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
As a caring and dedicated therapist, I’m here to provide a supportive space for you to navigate the challenges you’re facing. Whether you’re grappling with relationship difficulties, trauma, anxiety, depression, or any other issues, know that you’re not alone in this journey. In our sessions, I prioritize your unique experiences and needs, ensuring that our therapy is centered around you as an individual. Drawing from my diverse background as an immigrant and an engineer in the corporate world, I bring a unique perspective to our conversations, allowing me to better understand the complexities of the challenges you’re encountering.
As a caring and dedicated therapist, I’m here to provide a supportive space for you to navigate the challenges you’re facing. Whether you’re grappling with relationship difficulties, trauma, anxiety, depression, or any other issues, know that you’re not alone in this journey. In our sessions, I prioritize your unique experiences and needs, ensuring that our therapy is centered around you as an individual. Drawing from my diverse background as an immigrant and an engineer in the corporate world, I bring a unique perspective to our conversations, allowing me to better understand the complexities of the challenges you’re encountering.
(650) 684-1326 View (650) 684-1326
Photo of Brooke Carissa Aguiar, MA, LPCC, NCC
Brooke Carissa Aguiar
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to your therapeutic journey! It would be a privilege to help guide you, empower you, and collaborate with you as you embark on your own unique path of self-discovery. I have successfully worked alongside diverse populations and I aim to consistently provide culturally sensitive and appropriate care to each client no matter their background. While I work with a variety of presenting issues, I have a particular interest in working with young adults and adults, helping them understand and cope with life transitions, relationship distress, work stress, grief, trauma, or a personal or familial health diagnosis.
Welcome to your therapeutic journey! It would be a privilege to help guide you, empower you, and collaborate with you as you embark on your own unique path of self-discovery. I have successfully worked alongside diverse populations and I aim to consistently provide culturally sensitive and appropriate care to each client no matter their background. While I work with a variety of presenting issues, I have a particular interest in working with young adults and adults, helping them understand and cope with life transitions, relationship distress, work stress, grief, trauma, or a personal or familial health diagnosis.
(650) 480-3268 View (650) 480-3268
Photo of Paula Zimmerman, MS, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Paula Zimmerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist. I work with individuals and couples. I have been in practice for over 25 years using a cognitive behavioral approach. More recently I have been using the TEAM model developed by Dr. David Burns to help clients more quickly resolve issues of depression and anxiety. These techniques are also very helpful in working through relationship problems and changing unwanted habits. I use a collaborative approach the requires that the client and I work closely together to develop a very individual treatment plan.
I am a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist. I work with individuals and couples. I have been in practice for over 25 years using a cognitive behavioral approach. More recently I have been using the TEAM model developed by Dr. David Burns to help clients more quickly resolve issues of depression and anxiety. These techniques are also very helpful in working through relationship problems and changing unwanted habits. I use a collaborative approach the requires that the client and I work closely together to develop a very individual treatment plan.
(650) 262-0037 View (650) 262-0037
Photo of Sarah Proemsey, MS, LPCC
Sarah Proemsey
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor , MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Burlingame, CA 94010
Life can be tough and sometimes you find yourself overwhelmed facing challenging relationships, stressful changes, and painful past experiences. It can be difficult to know who to turn to for support and how to hold on to hope. Along the way, you can lose yourself and the ability to connect with those you love, often pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself. All of this can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. I believe there is hope for you to take a step back from it all and learn to build a life you love living.
Life can be tough and sometimes you find yourself overwhelmed facing challenging relationships, stressful changes, and painful past experiences. It can be difficult to know who to turn to for support and how to hold on to hope. Along the way, you can lose yourself and the ability to connect with those you love, often pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself. All of this can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. I believe there is hope for you to take a step back from it all and learn to build a life you love living.
(650) 727-5725 View (650) 727-5725
Photo of Deanna Wong, PsyD, Psychologist
Deanna Wong
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
Welcome! We all face stress at some point in our lives. It may be caused by transitions, major life events, or day-to-day life itself. You may be struggling to cope more than usual and may benefit from additional support. I hope to collaborate with you towards understanding your emotions and feeling you have better control of them, improving your experience of life, changing unhealthy behaviors, relieving emotional distress, and improving your role in relationships.
Welcome! We all face stress at some point in our lives. It may be caused by transitions, major life events, or day-to-day life itself. You may be struggling to cope more than usual and may benefit from additional support. I hope to collaborate with you towards understanding your emotions and feeling you have better control of them, improving your experience of life, changing unhealthy behaviors, relieving emotional distress, and improving your role in relationships.
(650) 830-3073 View (650) 830-3073
Photo of Jason Moreno, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Jason Moreno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
My approach to therapy begins with providing an open and safe place to share your thoughts. I enjoy learning about people, hearing your unique stories, and supporting you as you examine your value system. I draw from a variety of therapeutic philosophies and techniques and will tailor your sessions to meet your needs. Honesty and openness will always be welcome. My goal is to guide you toward meaningful progress.
My approach to therapy begins with providing an open and safe place to share your thoughts. I enjoy learning about people, hearing your unique stories, and supporting you as you examine your value system. I draw from a variety of therapeutic philosophies and techniques and will tailor your sessions to meet your needs. Honesty and openness will always be welcome. My goal is to guide you toward meaningful progress.
(650) 750-0661 View (650) 750-0661
Photo of Paula-Jo Husack, MA, LMFT, CGP, Marriage & Family Therapist
Paula-Jo Husack
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CGP
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
"Ease" is not a keyword for our "Bay Area"! My practice is a resource library for real lives. Whether you're highly visible, invisible, or both--you want some life change. You want a hands-on, motivated professional. Stress shouts out. Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Confusion, Conflict, Addictions/Compulsions come forth. You want strategies for sustained change. Or, you want short-term problem-solving for yourself, marriage, family, workteam. My approaches are eclectic, as we define your needs, goals, and choices. You're motivated to start; and I'm honored to be on your whole-person team!
"Ease" is not a keyword for our "Bay Area"! My practice is a resource library for real lives. Whether you're highly visible, invisible, or both--you want some life change. You want a hands-on, motivated professional. Stress shouts out. Anxiety, Depression, Panic, Confusion, Conflict, Addictions/Compulsions come forth. You want strategies for sustained change. Or, you want short-term problem-solving for yourself, marriage, family, workteam. My approaches are eclectic, as we define your needs, goals, and choices. You're motivated to start; and I'm honored to be on your whole-person team!
(650) 316-5541 View (650) 316-5541
Photo of April Moyer, PhD, Psychologist
April Moyer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
Dr. April Moyer is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2020. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Clark University, a Master of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University. Dr. Moyer’s approach emphasizes building rapport from the start. She recognizes that reaching out for help takes courage and tailors sessions to meet the unique needs of clients and families. Dr. Moyer has been fortunate to have experience and training working with children, adolescents, and adults in community-based clinics.
Dr. April Moyer is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2020. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Clark University, a Master of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University. Dr. Moyer’s approach emphasizes building rapport from the start. She recognizes that reaching out for help takes courage and tailors sessions to meet the unique needs of clients and families. Dr. Moyer has been fortunate to have experience and training working with children, adolescents, and adults in community-based clinics.
(650) 275-6775 View (650) 275-6775
Photo of Amanda Castro, PsyD, Psychologist
Amanda Castro
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
I enjoy working with tweens, adolescents, adults, and families at all different stages in their lives. I am a licensed psychologist who received my undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I have worked extensively with both youth and adults with a wide variety of presenting problems and mental health issues. My approach to therapy is integrative drawing on client-centered, psychodynamic, CBT, attachment, and family systems models. I conduct individual therapy for adults and for youth along w/family sessions w/their parents as well as parenting support.
I enjoy working with tweens, adolescents, adults, and families at all different stages in their lives. I am a licensed psychologist who received my undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I have worked extensively with both youth and adults with a wide variety of presenting problems and mental health issues. My approach to therapy is integrative drawing on client-centered, psychodynamic, CBT, attachment, and family systems models. I conduct individual therapy for adults and for youth along w/family sessions w/their parents as well as parenting support.
(415) 237-2050 View (415) 237-2050
Photo of John T Duda, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
John T Duda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
I have been doing individual and couples therapy for over 25 years. I help clients reduce anxiety and depression through cognitive behavioral therapy. I work with substance abuse and addiction issues and teach coping skills. Helping couples improve communication and teach problem solving skills is one of my primary objectives. My ability to connect with people is very strong and I am often told that I am very easy to talk to and confide in and trust.
I have been doing individual and couples therapy for over 25 years. I help clients reduce anxiety and depression through cognitive behavioral therapy. I work with substance abuse and addiction issues and teach coping skills. Helping couples improve communication and teach problem solving skills is one of my primary objectives. My ability to connect with people is very strong and I am often told that I am very easy to talk to and confide in and trust.
(650) 469-8751 View (650) 469-8751
Photo of Randi L Wren, MA, BCC, CC
Randi L Wren
MA, BCC, CC
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010
I am a seasoned spiritual health specialist, theologian, chaplain, and counselor. My passion is to discuss and reflect upon life's ultimate issues and guide one in deliberating existential questions. I use a hope-meaning-based spiritual model. This model blends reason and spirituality, science and faith, to form a unique psycho-spiritual practice to fight the darkness of suffering and loss and seek illumination. I specialize in helping clients make meaning and purpose in their own lives. We explore what it means to heal and how despair, sadness, and fear are a natural part of this process. We also face the fullness of death.
I am a seasoned spiritual health specialist, theologian, chaplain, and counselor. My passion is to discuss and reflect upon life's ultimate issues and guide one in deliberating existential questions. I use a hope-meaning-based spiritual model. This model blends reason and spirituality, science and faith, to form a unique psycho-spiritual practice to fight the darkness of suffering and loss and seek illumination. I specialize in helping clients make meaning and purpose in their own lives. We explore what it means to heal and how despair, sadness, and fear are a natural part of this process. We also face the fullness of death.
(650) 405-1297 View (650) 405-1297
Photo of Reika D Faust, LMFT, LPCC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Reika D Faust
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Burlingame, CA 94010  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with relationships? Do you find yourself longing to fully understand who you are and why you may make the choices that you make? Learning to love and accept yourself -and your choices- can seem like a challenge, but it is possible. I can help you on that journey.
Are you struggling with relationships? Do you find yourself longing to fully understand who you are and why you may make the choices that you make? Learning to love and accept yourself -and your choices- can seem like a challenge, but it is possible. I can help you on that journey.
(650) 733-2947 View (650) 733-2947

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94010

200+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 94010 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

49% Cigna and Evernorth
47% Aetna
46% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94010 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94010?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.