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Nick Zwerdling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
Your life has meaning. There are moments in life when this doesn't feel so obvious. We can find ourselves feeling stuck, like there is no way out. Repeating old patterns can lead to feeling unfulfilled and discouraged. Change is possible. Therapy offers the opportunity to redefine your past, create a better present and ensure a meaningful future. I meet my clients where they are at, offering a safe and judgement-free space to share what is going on. Together, we can remove the roadblocks in your way and get back on track.
Your life has meaning. There are moments in life when this doesn't feel so obvious. We can find ourselves feeling stuck, like there is no way out. Repeating old patterns can lead to feeling unfulfilled and discouraged. Change is possible. Therapy offers the opportunity to redefine your past, create a better present and ensure a meaningful future. I meet my clients where they are at, offering a safe and judgement-free space to share what is going on. Together, we can remove the roadblocks in your way and get back on track.
(415) 886-0272 View (415) 886-0272
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Marika Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
I'm curious about people: how our unique histories have shaped us, how we relate to each other & what motivates our behavior in relationships. I specialize in processing relationships with couples & individuals struggling with codependency, communication, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem & identity. We often get stuck in repetitive behavioral/thinking patterns that block us from living the lives we yearn for. We may feel misunderstood or disconnected in our relationships. We may avoid intimacy because we don’t want to get hurt again. We may have a harsh inner critic & lack self-love. Do you experience this in your life?
I'm curious about people: how our unique histories have shaped us, how we relate to each other & what motivates our behavior in relationships. I specialize in processing relationships with couples & individuals struggling with codependency, communication, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem & identity. We often get stuck in repetitive behavioral/thinking patterns that block us from living the lives we yearn for. We may feel misunderstood or disconnected in our relationships. We may avoid intimacy because we don’t want to get hurt again. We may have a harsh inner critic & lack self-love. Do you experience this in your life?
(415) 943-2389 View (415) 943-2389
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Ron Burg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
I work with men, regardless of sexual orientation, who feel stuck in their lives in one way or another. My approach is individualized and varies depending upon who you are and what you want to work on. As a rule, however, my sessions are very active and directed. Men who have been in talk therapy before typically tell me that working with me is different. They say that we are breaking new ground rather than rehashing familiar territory. Things move and they start to see changes rather quickly. Check out at my website for more information.
I work with men, regardless of sexual orientation, who feel stuck in their lives in one way or another. My approach is individualized and varies depending upon who you are and what you want to work on. As a rule, however, my sessions are very active and directed. Men who have been in talk therapy before typically tell me that working with me is different. They say that we are breaking new ground rather than rehashing familiar territory. Things move and they start to see changes rather quickly. Check out at my website for more information.
(415) 858-6856 View (415) 858-6856
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Bart Magee
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
Therapy doesn't have to be a mysterious and confusing process. I believe that it should be linked directly to one's personal goals and desire for change. I'll work with you to enhance your self-knowledge, expand your emotional awareness and thinking to provide you new ways of solving problems and enhancing well-being. My style is direct and collaborative and aims to identify patterns of thinking, feeling, acting and relating that reinforce fears and negative attitudes, thereby limiting your ability to pursue your goals. Exploring the underlying forces and dynamics driving those patterns opens up new avenues for growth and change.
Therapy doesn't have to be a mysterious and confusing process. I believe that it should be linked directly to one's personal goals and desire for change. I'll work with you to enhance your self-knowledge, expand your emotional awareness and thinking to provide you new ways of solving problems and enhancing well-being. My style is direct and collaborative and aims to identify patterns of thinking, feeling, acting and relating that reinforce fears and negative attitudes, thereby limiting your ability to pursue your goals. Exploring the underlying forces and dynamics driving those patterns opens up new avenues for growth and change.
(650) 603-0523 View (650) 603-0523
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Estelle Rubenstein
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
Welcome. I know that choosing a therapist can be hard. How can a therapist help you? How can you find the right therapist? I hope the information here helps. I work with all age groups - and especially well with clients whose challenges include gender identity and sexuality, life transitions, alcohol and drug addiction, foster care and adoption issues, parenting, ageing, depression, anxiety, veterans and active duty military, relationships, grief, loss, and trauma. I can work within short-term and long-term frameworks, depending on your goals and expectations. I am kink-, gender-, and ENM/poly-affirming.
Welcome. I know that choosing a therapist can be hard. How can a therapist help you? How can you find the right therapist? I hope the information here helps. I work with all age groups - and especially well with clients whose challenges include gender identity and sexuality, life transitions, alcohol and drug addiction, foster care and adoption issues, parenting, ageing, depression, anxiety, veterans and active duty military, relationships, grief, loss, and trauma. I can work within short-term and long-term frameworks, depending on your goals and expectations. I am kink-, gender-, and ENM/poly-affirming.
(415) 639-3834 View (415) 639-3834
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Alex Silberstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping adults overcome anxiety and depression. As a Certified EMDR Therapist, I focus on helping clients recover from the effects of trauma. I also enjoy working with couples to develop effective communication skills and reduce destructive conflict. I strive to provide clients with a warm, secure environment in which they feel safe to explore painful experiences from the past that need healing. My approach combines the perspective of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy with more practical cognitive-behavioral methods, as well as using the latest research from neuroscience about how our minds develop and change.
I specialize in helping adults overcome anxiety and depression. As a Certified EMDR Therapist, I focus on helping clients recover from the effects of trauma. I also enjoy working with couples to develop effective communication skills and reduce destructive conflict. I strive to provide clients with a warm, secure environment in which they feel safe to explore painful experiences from the past that need healing. My approach combines the perspective of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy with more practical cognitive-behavioral methods, as well as using the latest research from neuroscience about how our minds develop and change.
(415) 646-0421 View (415) 646-0421
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Trevor M Ahrendt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
I help people lead an examined life, especially when they're making transformative, profound shifts. I love to meet people when they're trying to make big changes relationships, careers, or rebooting their life out of addiction, depression, or bad marriahes. I offer both practical, tactical solutions and exploration of deeper, unconscious currents. I have a particular interest in people looking to develop or integrate a sense of spirituality. I work with people in tech, leaders, artists and seekers who are looking to lead a vital and integrated life.
I help people lead an examined life, especially when they're making transformative, profound shifts. I love to meet people when they're trying to make big changes relationships, careers, or rebooting their life out of addiction, depression, or bad marriahes. I offer both practical, tactical solutions and exploration of deeper, unconscious currents. I have a particular interest in people looking to develop or integrate a sense of spirituality. I work with people in tech, leaders, artists and seekers who are looking to lead a vital and integrated life.
(510) 587-9221 View (510) 587-9221
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Xanthe Asher/EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
My ideal client is a person with a growth mindset who wants to work on their internal narrative. I want to be a witness and facilitate transformation. I am trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Attachment-focused- EMDR. Eye Movement, Desensitization, Reprocessing. Attachment-focused- EMDR is an effective relational modality to reprocess old negative memories/trauma and come to embody a positive more functional internal narrative. I work with people on addiction issues like alcohol, drugs, food, and self-destructive behavior that is getting in the way of a more stable existence.
My ideal client is a person with a growth mindset who wants to work on their internal narrative. I want to be a witness and facilitate transformation. I am trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Attachment-focused- EMDR. Eye Movement, Desensitization, Reprocessing. Attachment-focused- EMDR is an effective relational modality to reprocess old negative memories/trauma and come to embody a positive more functional internal narrative. I work with people on addiction issues like alcohol, drugs, food, and self-destructive behavior that is getting in the way of a more stable existence.
(415) 968-1633 View (415) 968-1633
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Robyn L Stukalin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
I view psychotherapy as a joint venture in which we work collaboratively to reach your goals. My style is direct, transparent and positive, warm, interactive and nonjudgemental. I create the safety needed within our relationship to allow us to explore the issues that underlie depression, anxiety, loneliness, lack of fulfillment and other concerns. As a therapist I follow your lead. With over two decades of experience I work diligently to understand each individual, employing elements of psychoanalytic, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral theories to create an approach that best suits the unique individual with whom I am working.
I view psychotherapy as a joint venture in which we work collaboratively to reach your goals. My style is direct, transparent and positive, warm, interactive and nonjudgemental. I create the safety needed within our relationship to allow us to explore the issues that underlie depression, anxiety, loneliness, lack of fulfillment and other concerns. As a therapist I follow your lead. With over two decades of experience I work diligently to understand each individual, employing elements of psychoanalytic, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral theories to create an approach that best suits the unique individual with whom I am working.
(415) 360-2471 View (415) 360-2471
Photo of Joseph Grebel, Psychologist in 94102, CA
Joseph Grebel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
We often know where we are stuck and what is causing distress — but not how to go about fixing it. My job is to help you get where you are trying to go, to help you figure out what's getting in the way and to help you connect the dots and see the bigger context. People work in therapy in different ways so there is no one formula for everyone. In general, I am interactive, thoughtful, solution focused and believe in people who are working on themselves.
We often know where we are stuck and what is causing distress — but not how to go about fixing it. My job is to help you get where you are trying to go, to help you figure out what's getting in the way and to help you connect the dots and see the bigger context. People work in therapy in different ways so there is no one formula for everyone. In general, I am interactive, thoughtful, solution focused and believe in people who are working on themselves.
(415) 968-5261 View (415) 968-5261
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Laura Wald
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist with 20+ years of experience. My style is warm, collaborative and down to earth. Along with helping you identify patterns and stuck places, I offer new perspectives and coping skills training to help you overcome challenges and live a fulfilling life.
I am a licensed psychologist with 20+ years of experience. My style is warm, collaborative and down to earth. Along with helping you identify patterns and stuck places, I offer new perspectives and coping skills training to help you overcome challenges and live a fulfilling life.
(415) 702-0982 View (415) 702-0982
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Lisa Johnson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Lisa Johnson is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2000. She has a PsyD and MA from Pepperdine University. Lisa has worked for many years as both a psychologist and small business owner, with particular expertise in addressing matters of workplace stress. Lisa works with adults of all ages and backgrounds to help them hear their own voice in a world that is constantly seeking to influence them for its own purposes. She seeks to understand the present individual, by way of exploring how past successes and disappointments have shaped them.
Lisa Johnson is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2000. She has a PsyD and MA from Pepperdine University. Lisa has worked for many years as both a psychologist and small business owner, with particular expertise in addressing matters of workplace stress. Lisa works with adults of all ages and backgrounds to help them hear their own voice in a world that is constantly seeking to influence them for its own purposes. She seeks to understand the present individual, by way of exploring how past successes and disappointments have shaped them.
(628) 227-6305 View (628) 227-6305
Photo of Erika Garcia Rangel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94102, CA
Erika Garcia Rangel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Finding a therapist you trust is a challenge and scheduling your first session takes courage. You’ve taken the first step toward healing and personal growth. I’m offering you a safe, nurturing and accepting place to freely express your feelings, thoughts and experiences. My vocation is to guide and support individuals like yourself to better understand themselves at a deeper level through the transformative power of compassion and empathy. With commitment to therapy, we will explore your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others, addressing behavioral and emotional issues that are potentially holding you back.
Finding a therapist you trust is a challenge and scheduling your first session takes courage. You’ve taken the first step toward healing and personal growth. I’m offering you a safe, nurturing and accepting place to freely express your feelings, thoughts and experiences. My vocation is to guide and support individuals like yourself to better understand themselves at a deeper level through the transformative power of compassion and empathy. With commitment to therapy, we will explore your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others, addressing behavioral and emotional issues that are potentially holding you back.
(650) 679-7286 View (650) 679-7286
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Topher McMullin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hello! I am a licensed MFT with over a decade of clinical experience supporting both individuals and couples. Much of my work has focused on supporting a few specific populations including gay men and the broader LGBTQIA+ community, people with ADHD, and founders and other organization leaders in the Bay Area. I specialize in ACT, an evidence-based methodology rooted in mindfulness that, at its core, is about helping people get unstuck. In my work with couples, I also specialized in The Gottman Method, an evidence-based approach backed by more than 50 years of research.
Hello! I am a licensed MFT with over a decade of clinical experience supporting both individuals and couples. Much of my work has focused on supporting a few specific populations including gay men and the broader LGBTQIA+ community, people with ADHD, and founders and other organization leaders in the Bay Area. I specialize in ACT, an evidence-based methodology rooted in mindfulness that, at its core, is about helping people get unstuck. In my work with couples, I also specialized in The Gottman Method, an evidence-based approach backed by more than 50 years of research.
(415) 735-0303 View (415) 735-0303
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Stephanie Lay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
Stephanie specializes in working with young people (12 - 30 years old), queer populations, people in transition (gender, sexuality, and life), and nerds, geeks & gamers. Their clinical specialities include suicidal ideation, self harm, depression, anxiety, sexuality, gender identity, and sexual abuse/assault.
Stephanie specializes in working with young people (12 - 30 years old), queer populations, people in transition (gender, sexuality, and life), and nerds, geeks & gamers. Their clinical specialities include suicidal ideation, self harm, depression, anxiety, sexuality, gender identity, and sexual abuse/assault.
(650) 481-9439 View (650) 481-9439
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Stacey Kolsrud
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
My approach to therapy uses humor, openness and honesty to dive beneath the surface of emotions, and address the root of the discomfort. Whatever it is that drives you into therapy - dissatisfaction with your job, relationship or just life in general - is explored in an environment of curiosity and compassion. We often cause our own suffering by being our own worst critic & through the made up stories we tell ourselves. Through our work together, we can uncover and address areas in which growth is wanting to occur, so you can become your best self.
My approach to therapy uses humor, openness and honesty to dive beneath the surface of emotions, and address the root of the discomfort. Whatever it is that drives you into therapy - dissatisfaction with your job, relationship or just life in general - is explored in an environment of curiosity and compassion. We often cause our own suffering by being our own worst critic & through the made up stories we tell ourselves. Through our work together, we can uncover and address areas in which growth is wanting to occur, so you can become your best self.
(628) 288-7948 View (628) 288-7948
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Lauren Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
In my practice, I help you to live the life that you want. We will uncover the things that are keeping you from being as happy and fulfilled as you would like to be. With an integration of many different treatment orientations, I implement the techniques that are the most effective for your particular needs. My mission is to empower and educate you so that eventually, you can be your own therapist.
In my practice, I help you to live the life that you want. We will uncover the things that are keeping you from being as happy and fulfilled as you would like to be. With an integration of many different treatment orientations, I implement the techniques that are the most effective for your particular needs. My mission is to empower and educate you so that eventually, you can be your own therapist.
(628) 600-1689 View (628) 600-1689
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Amma H Tai
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual and group therapy in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. I specialize in anxiety disorders, stress and related conditions, and provide ADHD evaluation. Change may cause stress, but dealing with a change successfully would leave us stronger, more confident, and better prepared for a new chapter in our life. My approach is practical, focusing on fast symptom relief. I will help you understand your concerns and guide you to solutions you believe are best by learning new skills that will allow you to deal with challenges and maximize your full potential.
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist providing individual and group therapy in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. I specialize in anxiety disorders, stress and related conditions, and provide ADHD evaluation. Change may cause stress, but dealing with a change successfully would leave us stronger, more confident, and better prepared for a new chapter in our life. My approach is practical, focusing on fast symptom relief. I will help you understand your concerns and guide you to solutions you believe are best by learning new skills that will allow you to deal with challenges and maximize your full potential.
(628) 333-6588 View (628) 333-6588
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Amy Griswold Singer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
I specialize in working with you in times of change whether wanted or unwanted; un-coupling or committing; wits-end or letting go or starting again. By looking at habits, patterns, defense structures, and super powers, we build awareness of their purpose and see how you can repurpose them, let them go or build new ones through deepening and allowing, owning disavowed parts, crafting new narratives. We help you find compassion and respect for self and others, growing your self esteem and relational wisdom.
I specialize in working with you in times of change whether wanted or unwanted; un-coupling or committing; wits-end or letting go or starting again. By looking at habits, patterns, defense structures, and super powers, we build awareness of their purpose and see how you can repurpose them, let them go or build new ones through deepening and allowing, owning disavowed parts, crafting new narratives. We help you find compassion and respect for self and others, growing your self esteem and relational wisdom.
(415) 691-2653 View (415) 691-2653
Photo of Mariam Parekh, Psychologist in 94102, CA
Mariam Parekh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102
Dr. Mariam Parekh is a Clinical Psychologist in Colorado who has been practicing since 2016. She has a PhD from Syracuse University and has completed all Ph.D. requirements from American Psychological Association accredited placements. She completed her Internship at White River Junction Veteran Association and Dartmouth University and her Post Graduate work from Loma Linda Veteran Association. Dr. Parekh is well-trained in areas of areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment and marital counseling.
Dr. Mariam Parekh is a Clinical Psychologist in Colorado who has been practicing since 2016. She has a PhD from Syracuse University and has completed all Ph.D. requirements from American Psychological Association accredited placements. She completed her Internship at White River Junction Veteran Association and Dartmouth University and her Post Graduate work from Loma Linda Veteran Association. Dr. Parekh is well-trained in areas of areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment and marital counseling.
(628) 345-5977 View (628) 345-5977

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94102

500+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 94102 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aetna
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
52% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 94102 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
28% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94102?

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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.