Therapists in 94024

Judy H Smith
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
I aspire to create a safe, structured and warm therapeutic environment to facilitate the patient's personal growth while helping patients develop more insight, explore the history of their problems, and recognize unhealthy patterns. My therapeutic process has developed over 25 years of practice and training. Some of the areas of psychology from which I draw are psychodynamic, attachment theory, object relations and family systems. My goal is that through therapy, my patients feel understood, supported and comfortably challenged. During our first meeting we explore together what brought you to therapy..what is occuring in your life that is causing difficulties, and where perhaps you may be hindering yourself. For the most part therapy is a guided process where you learn more deeply about yourself and develop better coping skills with an improved capacity to handle emotional difficulties in a healthy, fulfilling manner.
I aspire to create a safe, structured and warm therapeutic environment to facilitate the patient's personal growth while helping patients develop more insight, explore the history of their problems, and recognize unhealthy patterns. My therapeutic process has developed over 25 years of practice and training. Some of the areas of psychology from which I draw are psychodynamic, attachment theory, object relations and family systems. My goal is that through therapy, my patients feel understood, supported and comfortably challenged. During our first meeting we explore together what brought you to therapy..what is occuring in your life that is causing difficulties, and where perhaps you may be hindering yourself. For the most part therapy is a guided process where you learn more deeply about yourself and develop better coping skills with an improved capacity to handle emotional difficulties in a healthy, fulfilling manner.
(650) 864-4518 x650208 View (650) 864-4518 x650208
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Tracy A Greene
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
I am an experienced psychotherapist who gets how hard life and therapy can be. I take an honest, empathetic, humorous and direct approach to our work and value the relationship we’ll make. Life is just one relationship after another, whether it be with your partner, your boss, or your phone and each has a positive and negative effect. My job is to help you untangle and understand those relationships to help you feel more connected, happy and maybe get that promotion.
I am an experienced psychotherapist who gets how hard life and therapy can be. I take an honest, empathetic, humorous and direct approach to our work and value the relationship we’ll make. Life is just one relationship after another, whether it be with your partner, your boss, or your phone and each has a positive and negative effect. My job is to help you untangle and understand those relationships to help you feel more connected, happy and maybe get that promotion.
(650) 770-2018 View (650) 770-2018
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Magdalene Holtam
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Are you struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), intrusive thoughts, anxiety, frequent worry, or panic attacks? I understand how overwhelming and disruptive these challenges can be. Do you avoid important activities because of these issues? Are compulsions taking over your life? Despite these difficulties, positive change is possible. OCD and anxiety may make it difficult to enjoy life, engage in relationships, pursue goals, and live the life you want. In the context of a caring and supportive relationship, we can collaboratively explore and implement effective tools to combat these problems.
Are you struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), intrusive thoughts, anxiety, frequent worry, or panic attacks? I understand how overwhelming and disruptive these challenges can be. Do you avoid important activities because of these issues? Are compulsions taking over your life? Despite these difficulties, positive change is possible. OCD and anxiety may make it difficult to enjoy life, engage in relationships, pursue goals, and live the life you want. In the context of a caring and supportive relationship, we can collaboratively explore and implement effective tools to combat these problems.
(650) 263-8472 View (650) 263-8472
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Maria Porch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
Are you struggling in your relationships with others, or with how you view yourself? Do you have problems at work, or are you grappling with a loss? Many times we may feel unhappy, or bland but are not clear about the causes and what we can do. Personal growth is a lifelong process, and at times, choosing to embark in a psychotherapeutic relationship can help. We all have the capacity to better understand ourselves and improve our lives. In our work together, you would begin to understand the relationship you have with yourself and how you navigate other relationships.
Are you struggling in your relationships with others, or with how you view yourself? Do you have problems at work, or are you grappling with a loss? Many times we may feel unhappy, or bland but are not clear about the causes and what we can do. Personal growth is a lifelong process, and at times, choosing to embark in a psychotherapeutic relationship can help. We all have the capacity to better understand ourselves and improve our lives. In our work together, you would begin to understand the relationship you have with yourself and how you navigate other relationships.
(408) 831-3959 View (408) 831-3959
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Nancy Andersen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
It's time to start feeling better. You've tried distraction, talking to friends. But like a ball pushed underwater, your feelings of anxiety, unhappiness or being overwhelmed keep surfacing. This distress impacts everything. Worst of all, these bad feelings, like a shameful secret, isolate you. It doesn't have to be this way. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples recognize and overcome the obstacles between them and their dreams. Personal growth and increased self-confidence are natural outcomes of successful therapy.
It's time to start feeling better. You've tried distraction, talking to friends. But like a ball pushed underwater, your feelings of anxiety, unhappiness or being overwhelmed keep surfacing. This distress impacts everything. Worst of all, these bad feelings, like a shameful secret, isolate you. It doesn't have to be this way. Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples recognize and overcome the obstacles between them and their dreams. Personal growth and increased self-confidence are natural outcomes of successful therapy.
(650) 534-2904 View (650) 534-2904
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Dudley Luke
Psychologist, EdM, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
Waitlist for new clients
With training from top national universities and experience at well known agencies, I have effectively treated individuals with anxiety, mood disorder, and ADHD. As well, having worked at the Regional Center for the past 8 years, I have gained extensive knowledge and experience in my work with individuals on the Autism Spectrum, including Aspergers Syndrome. I work therapeutically with children (10 year old and older), adolescents, and young adults. I conduct psycho-educational and psycho-diagnostic assessments as well as comprehensive Autism Spectrum assessments with children ( 6 years old and older), adolescents, and adults.
With training from top national universities and experience at well known agencies, I have effectively treated individuals with anxiety, mood disorder, and ADHD. As well, having worked at the Regional Center for the past 8 years, I have gained extensive knowledge and experience in my work with individuals on the Autism Spectrum, including Aspergers Syndrome. I work therapeutically with children (10 year old and older), adolescents, and young adults. I conduct psycho-educational and psycho-diagnostic assessments as well as comprehensive Autism Spectrum assessments with children ( 6 years old and older), adolescents, and adults.
(650) 656-2769 View (650) 656-2769
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Brigid Oram
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I work with adults, adolescents and families. I believe we all have unique, innate strengths that we can rely upon to get us through tough situations but that sometimes it is hard for us to find them on our own. I work with my clients to uncover and support each individual's own innate strengths while integrating a variety of research-based interventions to reduce anxiety, improve mood, process trauma, and improve relationships.
Hello! I work with adults, adolescents and families. I believe we all have unique, innate strengths that we can rely upon to get us through tough situations but that sometimes it is hard for us to find them on our own. I work with my clients to uncover and support each individual's own innate strengths while integrating a variety of research-based interventions to reduce anxiety, improve mood, process trauma, and improve relationships.
(408) 716-3416 View (408) 716-3416
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Maria Vahle Klein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
I believe counseling is about finding meaning and purpose in our lives; about experiencing a deep level of self-trust; and about healing broken relationships. I use a solution focused approach inviting you to view your problems from a different angle. We'll focus on what things you can control and how to let go of circumstances beyond your control. I invite you to identify the sources of internal dialogue that generate self-doubt, anxiety and depression. Each week you will leave with small assignments designed to increase your self-awareness and self-confidence.
I believe counseling is about finding meaning and purpose in our lives; about experiencing a deep level of self-trust; and about healing broken relationships. I use a solution focused approach inviting you to view your problems from a different angle. We'll focus on what things you can control and how to let go of circumstances beyond your control. I invite you to identify the sources of internal dialogue that generate self-doubt, anxiety and depression. Each week you will leave with small assignments designed to increase your self-awareness and self-confidence.
(650) 262-3643 View (650) 262-3643
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Debbie Marshall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
If making a baby is going to take more than the two of you... If you’ve waited to have a family... You have the dream job that you've always wanted. But now with your partner’s work schedule and travel, it's complicated. You know you are going to have to take some steps toward getting the family you want. You’re feeling so disappointed in yourself and your body. You’re so stressed, wondering why you’re body isn’t working and you’re trying to figure out what your options are. You know you want to have a family. You know you are going to have a family. But, you know you are going to need help. I can help you find your way!
If making a baby is going to take more than the two of you... If you’ve waited to have a family... You have the dream job that you've always wanted. But now with your partner’s work schedule and travel, it's complicated. You know you are going to have to take some steps toward getting the family you want. You’re feeling so disappointed in yourself and your body. You’re so stressed, wondering why you’re body isn’t working and you’re trying to figure out what your options are. You know you want to have a family. You know you are going to have a family. But, you know you are going to need help. I can help you find your way!
(408) 412-7203 View (408) 412-7203
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Farhad Mofidi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed, but don't know how to help yourself in your situation? Are you stuck in a relationship, school, a job, life transition, or an emotional experience? Do you want to see some changes and live a life that you always imagined, but don’t know where to start? I'm here to help! I provide support and tools so we can begin the process of healing and moving forward in your life.
Are you feeling stuck and overwhelmed, but don't know how to help yourself in your situation? Are you stuck in a relationship, school, a job, life transition, or an emotional experience? Do you want to see some changes and live a life that you always imagined, but don’t know where to start? I'm here to help! I provide support and tools so we can begin the process of healing and moving forward in your life.
(650) 469-8731 View (650) 469-8731
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Mio Yamashita
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, ATR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Most of us, if not all of us, come to a point in life where we need to regain our balance and redefine our goals. I know so because I have seen my clients, friends, and myself in such situations. By working together with you, I can help you to focus, mobilize your inner strength and establish new strategies to overcome problems that have become apparent. Topics that I handle (but I am not restricted to) are grief and trauma coping, relationship or family issues, anger management, and cultural or generational conflicts.
Most of us, if not all of us, come to a point in life where we need to regain our balance and redefine our goals. I know so because I have seen my clients, friends, and myself in such situations. By working together with you, I can help you to focus, mobilize your inner strength and establish new strategies to overcome problems that have become apparent. Topics that I handle (but I am not restricted to) are grief and trauma coping, relationship or family issues, anger management, and cultural or generational conflicts.
(408) 605-6258 View (408) 605-6258
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Lilo Campeau
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
I enjoy working with a variety of clients, providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, in individual or family sessions. You may be struggling to adjust to a loss, a new phase of life or change in circumstances, feeling overwhelmed or chronically worried, grappling with anger, sadness or fear. You may be suffering from trauma, PTSD, working with AD/HD, disordered eating, or just want someone to listen. You may have a goal in mind for which you need a plan and support, or you are not at all sure what's wrong, but things feel bad.
I enjoy working with a variety of clients, providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, in individual or family sessions. You may be struggling to adjust to a loss, a new phase of life or change in circumstances, feeling overwhelmed or chronically worried, grappling with anger, sadness or fear. You may be suffering from trauma, PTSD, working with AD/HD, disordered eating, or just want someone to listen. You may have a goal in mind for which you need a plan and support, or you are not at all sure what's wrong, but things feel bad.
(650) 910-2296 View (650) 910-2296
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Emily Wanczyk
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Emily has worked with adults and adolescents with eating disorders, at different levels of care, for several years. She meets her clients where they are emotionally and works with them to accomplish their treatment goals, always holding hope and optimism for growth and change.
Emily has worked with adults and adolescents with eating disorders, at different levels of care, for several years. She meets her clients where they are emotionally and works with them to accomplish their treatment goals, always holding hope and optimism for growth and change.
(650) 535-1929 View (650) 535-1929
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Rachael E Barreto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of adult ADHD. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques and coaching strategies based in neuroscience to help clients improve cognition and executive functioning skills, emotional awareness and intelligence, and overall functioning in school, work, relationships and daily life.
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of adult ADHD. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques and coaching strategies based in neuroscience to help clients improve cognition and executive functioning skills, emotional awareness and intelligence, and overall functioning in school, work, relationships and daily life.
(650) 955-1705 View (650) 955-1705
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Ruthie Ayzenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC, PMH-C, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with mood, anxiety, motivation, energy, sleep, preparing for or adjusting to a new baby, having relationship turbulence, or difficulties at work or school, I may be able to help. I work with a lot of college students, parents, and corporate workers to help gain clarity, resolve symptoms, build resiliency skills, and get unstuck from unhelpful patterns. I have a specialty interest and intensive training experience in prenatal and postpartum issues and enjoy helping moms and dads navigate the beginning of parenthood. As a yoga student and teacher, I'm a big fan of using yoga practices to assist with healing.
If you are struggling with mood, anxiety, motivation, energy, sleep, preparing for or adjusting to a new baby, having relationship turbulence, or difficulties at work or school, I may be able to help. I work with a lot of college students, parents, and corporate workers to help gain clarity, resolve symptoms, build resiliency skills, and get unstuck from unhelpful patterns. I have a specialty interest and intensive training experience in prenatal and postpartum issues and enjoy helping moms and dads navigate the beginning of parenthood. As a yoga student and teacher, I'm a big fan of using yoga practices to assist with healing.
(650) 667-8842 View (650) 667-8842
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Wen Ong
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
LIfe is filled with challenges, whether it is emotional/mental well being, personal growth, relationships with others, or intricate family dynamics. With the right guidance and support, we can overcome difficulties, grow through the experience and come out stronger.
LIfe is filled with challenges, whether it is emotional/mental well being, personal growth, relationships with others, or intricate family dynamics. With the right guidance and support, we can overcome difficulties, grow through the experience and come out stronger.
(650) 719-5940 View (650) 719-5940
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Mariya Pavlovsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
The idea of therapy might seem like a daunting or even dreadful experience, especially if you already have so much on your plate. You might be juggling a lot right now- school and/or work, family, friends, and relationships while simultaneously feeling lost, unmotivated, exhausted and overwhelmed. Feelings of anxiety and depression might even feel like the norm, but it doesn’t have to be this way. I provide a safe, warm, and non-judgmental environment and use evidence-based treatment methods to help you take on life’s challenges.
The idea of therapy might seem like a daunting or even dreadful experience, especially if you already have so much on your plate. You might be juggling a lot right now- school and/or work, family, friends, and relationships while simultaneously feeling lost, unmotivated, exhausted and overwhelmed. Feelings of anxiety and depression might even feel like the norm, but it doesn’t have to be this way. I provide a safe, warm, and non-judgmental environment and use evidence-based treatment methods to help you take on life’s challenges.
(650) 481-9468 View (650) 481-9468
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Jasmine Teleki
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024
Not accepting new clients
Anxiety, panic, depression, and mood swings can make you feel like you are being stalked by an invisible tiger. Depression and anxiety can make your life problems feel insurmountable. It can be a very lonely and scary experience. But it doesn't have to be. And, there is reason to have hope, particularly since you have taken the important step of reaching out for help.
Anxiety, panic, depression, and mood swings can make you feel like you are being stalked by an invisible tiger. Depression and anxiety can make your life problems feel insurmountable. It can be a very lonely and scary experience. But it doesn't have to be. And, there is reason to have hope, particularly since you have taken the important step of reaching out for help.
(650) 741-4050 View (650) 741-4050
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Judy H. Smith, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
As a therapist, I aspire to create a safe and accepting therapeutic environment to facilitate your personal growth; relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety; and/or help you create stronger and more honest relationships. During your sessions we will work together to get a clearer understanding of the unhealthy patterns which may be standing in the way of your achieving fulfillment in your life. My goal is that my patients leave therapy feeling supported, understood and comfortably challenged. It is a guided mutual process in which you develop better coping skills with a deeper capacity to handle emotional difficulties.
As a therapist, I aspire to create a safe and accepting therapeutic environment to facilitate your personal growth; relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety; and/or help you create stronger and more honest relationships. During your sessions we will work together to get a clearer understanding of the unhealthy patterns which may be standing in the way of your achieving fulfillment in your life. My goal is that my patients leave therapy feeling supported, understood and comfortably challenged. It is a guided mutual process in which you develop better coping skills with a deeper capacity to handle emotional difficulties.
(650) 600-3390 View (650) 600-3390
Photo of Dr. Julie Hartman OCD, Anxiety and ADHD, Psychologist in 94024, CA
Dr. Julie Hartman OCD, Anxiety and ADHD
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Altos, CA 94024  (Online Only)
I'm glad you're here! I am an OCD, ADHD and Anxiety Disorders specialist with Kids, Teens & Adults which means that for 20 years, I've provided THE gold-standard, science-based form of treatment known as Inference-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - these methods lead to remarkable well-being! Parents also enjoy my parent consultation expertise. I've found for most folks, virtual therapy is even better than in person therapy for addressing the issues from the comfort of home (and decades of research backs that up).
I'm glad you're here! I am an OCD, ADHD and Anxiety Disorders specialist with Kids, Teens & Adults which means that for 20 years, I've provided THE gold-standard, science-based form of treatment known as Inference-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) - these methods lead to remarkable well-being! Parents also enjoy my parent consultation expertise. I've found for most folks, virtual therapy is even better than in person therapy for addressing the issues from the comfort of home (and decades of research backs that up).
(650) 822-1437 View (650) 822-1437

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94024

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 94024 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
64% Grief
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Optum
55% Cigna and Evernorth
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94024 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94024?

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.