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Alejandro Maya
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with Gen Z and Millenials experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, OCD, identity crisis, peer challenges, family difficulties, and stress brought on when two or more of these areas collide. I use EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic approaches, expressive arts and narrative therapies to assist you in exploring and healing these issues at their root causes.
I specialize in working with Gen Z and Millenials experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, OCD, identity crisis, peer challenges, family difficulties, and stress brought on when two or more of these areas collide. I use EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic approaches, expressive arts and narrative therapies to assist you in exploring and healing these issues at their root causes.
(650) 405-0438 View (650) 405-0438
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Joan Sykes-Miessi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
East Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling to “get it together” for some time now? Maybe you feel left out or confused because your friends and peers seem to have their lives all figured out. You have goals for yourself but can’t seem to get moving on them much less achieve them. Perhaps you have great starts but after a few weeks those 'starts' began to slow down to an eventually halt; once again leaving you with feelings like disappointment, maybe anger, or perhaps lonely to the point of not wanting to try again.
Have you been struggling to “get it together” for some time now? Maybe you feel left out or confused because your friends and peers seem to have their lives all figured out. You have goals for yourself but can’t seem to get moving on them much less achieve them. Perhaps you have great starts but after a few weeks those 'starts' began to slow down to an eventually halt; once again leaving you with feelings like disappointment, maybe anger, or perhaps lonely to the point of not wanting to try again.
(650) 412-6642 View (650) 412-6642
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Anabel Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
I entered the field of social work to help heal. At some point in life, everyone benefits from emotional support. My experience consists of helping individuals cope with issues of abuse, trauma, stressors, emotional challenges, or life transitions. Searching for emotional support or guidance can be an overwhelming, yet a courageous first step to the healing process. I have over 20 years of experience treating high-risk individuals. I held various positions in the public and nonprofit sectors that include schools, medical facilities, and community-based organizations.
I entered the field of social work to help heal. At some point in life, everyone benefits from emotional support. My experience consists of helping individuals cope with issues of abuse, trauma, stressors, emotional challenges, or life transitions. Searching for emotional support or guidance can be an overwhelming, yet a courageous first step to the healing process. I have over 20 years of experience treating high-risk individuals. I held various positions in the public and nonprofit sectors that include schools, medical facilities, and community-based organizations.
(650) 538-5096 View (650) 538-5096
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Ella Shechtman-Cory
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed Psychologist trained within a practitioner-scientist framework. I offer an opportunity to make better sense of your experiences and reduce stress related to relationships, work, life transitions, and loss, as well as relief from anxiety, depression, and trauma. Through the creation of a strong and safe connection, I can help you gain insight, change behaviors, incorporate new habits, and remove some of the obstacles that stand in your way of living a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I am a licensed Psychologist trained within a practitioner-scientist framework. I offer an opportunity to make better sense of your experiences and reduce stress related to relationships, work, life transitions, and loss, as well as relief from anxiety, depression, and trauma. Through the creation of a strong and safe connection, I can help you gain insight, change behaviors, incorporate new habits, and remove some of the obstacles that stand in your way of living a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(650) 446-9153 View (650) 446-9153
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Michael Ceccon
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
Are you feeling frustrated, confused, stressed, depressed, or lost? Living a human life means learning to live with the human condition and the challenges that arise as a result - mortality, relationships, conflict, emotionality, suffering, and change. Therapy can help you adapt and adjust to experiences that can often be challenging and confusing; experiences that you may not always have the skills or insight to address. Therapy is meant to be a safe environment for you to process your experience of life to get emotional support, helpful feedback, and a healing perspective.
Are you feeling frustrated, confused, stressed, depressed, or lost? Living a human life means learning to live with the human condition and the challenges that arise as a result - mortality, relationships, conflict, emotionality, suffering, and change. Therapy can help you adapt and adjust to experiences that can often be challenging and confusing; experiences that you may not always have the skills or insight to address. Therapy is meant to be a safe environment for you to process your experience of life to get emotional support, helpful feedback, and a healing perspective.
(650) 675-4085 View (650) 675-4085
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Anh D Weber
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303
My particular expertise and interest is in working with survivors of trauma, abuse and victimization. Having survived trauma, abuse and victimization can lead to a variety of outcomes. Some people survive trauma with no problems at all, while other people develop anxiety, depression, substance use, personality or relationship issues. Various traumatic events, such as parental divorce or substance abuse, are very common even in middle class populations and have often both physical and psychological effects many years after the experienced trauma.
My particular expertise and interest is in working with survivors of trauma, abuse and victimization. Having survived trauma, abuse and victimization can lead to a variety of outcomes. Some people survive trauma with no problems at all, while other people develop anxiety, depression, substance use, personality or relationship issues. Various traumatic events, such as parental divorce or substance abuse, are very common even in middle class populations and have often both physical and psychological effects many years after the experienced trauma.
(650) 720-4564 View (650) 720-4564
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Laura Beann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
I approach psychotherapy from a whole-person perspective and I believe therapy, along with other practices, can help us awaken to a life of meaning. In therapy I will help you identify the source of your longing to be whole, and together, we will move closer to that source, so you become re-sourced. Together we will explore your innate natural cycles and help you align to your own rhythm, so that you might meet depletion with rest and energy with creativity.
I approach psychotherapy from a whole-person perspective and I believe therapy, along with other practices, can help us awaken to a life of meaning. In therapy I will help you identify the source of your longing to be whole, and together, we will move closer to that source, so you become re-sourced. Together we will explore your innate natural cycles and help you align to your own rhythm, so that you might meet depletion with rest and energy with creativity.
(650) 547-3560 View (650) 547-3560
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Lisa Stotlar
MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303
I help adults who are at a career crossroads and want some inspiration, information and a quality sounding board to think about their career more strategically. I help clients with Career Change/Exploration, Job Search Strategies, and Managing your Career Successfully. I also offer a variety of workshops and groups that may be helpful.
I help adults who are at a career crossroads and want some inspiration, information and a quality sounding board to think about their career more strategically. I help clients with Career Change/Exploration, Job Search Strategies, and Managing your Career Successfully. I also offer a variety of workshops and groups that may be helpful.
(650) 694-9957 View (650) 694-9957
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Canopy Counseling & EMDR
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
My clients usually come to me with severe anxiety, depression, or relationship patterns that seem to keep repeating themselves. They might constantly feel like they are not good enough, or have trouble relaxing and unwinding. They might be triggered by seemingly minor things that send them spiraling into self-doubt and anxiety/depression. All of the above experiences are very common responses to trauma. Together, we’ll work through these triggers so you can feel more like you’re in the driver’s seat.
My clients usually come to me with severe anxiety, depression, or relationship patterns that seem to keep repeating themselves. They might constantly feel like they are not good enough, or have trouble relaxing and unwinding. They might be triggered by seemingly minor things that send them spiraling into self-doubt and anxiety/depression. All of the above experiences are very common responses to trauma. Together, we’ll work through these triggers so you can feel more like you’re in the driver’s seat.
(408) 539-9329 View (408) 539-9329
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Sharda McPherson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Hey there, My name is Sharda (Shar-day) McPherson. I use the pronouns she/her and hers. I am a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I enjoy helping clients navigate through depression, anxiety, and stress. I like to build on the strengths that you already possess; While helping you understand yourself a little better to reach your goals. The common approaches I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I like to create a safe, comforting, and inviting environment during my client's sessions. I like clients to feel that they are able to be their authentic selves.
Hey there, My name is Sharda (Shar-day) McPherson. I use the pronouns she/her and hers. I am a California Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I enjoy helping clients navigate through depression, anxiety, and stress. I like to build on the strengths that you already possess; While helping you understand yourself a little better to reach your goals. The common approaches I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I like to create a safe, comforting, and inviting environment during my client's sessions. I like clients to feel that they are able to be their authentic selves.
(650) 562-8380 View (650) 562-8380
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Dr. Michelle Medeiros
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94303
I provide a warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental environment where my clients can freely express themselves and feel truly seen. Drawing from a variety of well-researched therapeutic approaches, I tailor treatments to effectively address their specific concerns. My primary focus is on supporting clients in achieving their goals, nurturing their strengths, and enhancing their resilience. I truly enjoy assisting individuals in their personal growth and celebrating the unique qualities that define them. I have assisted clients across different healthcare settings, such as Stanford and the VA.
I provide a warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental environment where my clients can freely express themselves and feel truly seen. Drawing from a variety of well-researched therapeutic approaches, I tailor treatments to effectively address their specific concerns. My primary focus is on supporting clients in achieving their goals, nurturing their strengths, and enhancing their resilience. I truly enjoy assisting individuals in their personal growth and celebrating the unique qualities that define them. I have assisted clients across different healthcare settings, such as Stanford and the VA.
(650) 460-1436 View (650) 460-1436
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Sasha Liu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
I believe in your potential for personal growth toward a more satisfying relationship with others. My style is warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I respect your uniqueness. People who come to me are often experiencing depression and anxiety; major life transitions; cultural dislocation; loss and grief. By practicing solution-focused and client-centered psychotherapy, I help people embark on the journey of self-understanding, acceptance, and finding what they seek.
I believe in your potential for personal growth toward a more satisfying relationship with others. My style is warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental. I respect your uniqueness. People who come to me are often experiencing depression and anxiety; major life transitions; cultural dislocation; loss and grief. By practicing solution-focused and client-centered psychotherapy, I help people embark on the journey of self-understanding, acceptance, and finding what they seek.
(510) 962-9356 View (510) 962-9356
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Jenna Boyovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Hello, I'm Jenna, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My goal is to walk with you through your tough times, to help and encourage healthier thought processing and choices so that you can navigate through life’s hard spaces and hits, find your peace and content, and find a life worth living. I offer a safe and welcoming space to foster hope, growth, and healing. My approach is eclectic, I draw from a variety of theories and tailor each case based on the individual. I also provide evidence-based treatments and protocols such as CBT, DBT, CPT, and Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR). I work with teens, adults, & First Responders.
Hello, I'm Jenna, and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My goal is to walk with you through your tough times, to help and encourage healthier thought processing and choices so that you can navigate through life’s hard spaces and hits, find your peace and content, and find a life worth living. I offer a safe and welcoming space to foster hope, growth, and healing. My approach is eclectic, I draw from a variety of theories and tailor each case based on the individual. I also provide evidence-based treatments and protocols such as CBT, DBT, CPT, and Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR). I work with teens, adults, & First Responders.
(650) 590-8029 View (650) 590-8029
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Mansi Verma
Psychological Associate, PhD, MPhil, MA
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303
When we feel overwhelmed by feelings of sadness or our inability to cope with everyday life problems, often our interpersonal relationships suffer, or we may face difficulty in concentrating on work or studies. We either end up internalizing our frustration and become withdrawn, irritable, anxious, or addicted. Or we may externalize and become aggressive or abusive, etc. Further, sometimes there are certain unresolved/unidentified issues that may have been silently creating conflicts in our lives, and as a result, may have been holding us back from performing at our best.
When we feel overwhelmed by feelings of sadness or our inability to cope with everyday life problems, often our interpersonal relationships suffer, or we may face difficulty in concentrating on work or studies. We either end up internalizing our frustration and become withdrawn, irritable, anxious, or addicted. Or we may externalize and become aggressive or abusive, etc. Further, sometimes there are certain unresolved/unidentified issues that may have been silently creating conflicts in our lives, and as a result, may have been holding us back from performing at our best.
(650) 753-0028 View (650) 753-0028
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Margo Roa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm glad you've found my profile. I hope to walk alongside you through this journey toward healing. There is so much unknown in our daily lives and when we mix in emotions, trials, and stress we can feel derailed. You are not alone. I take a collaborative and empathetic approach with my clients that allows for open, non-judgmental, and safe space to explore feelings.
Hello! I'm glad you've found my profile. I hope to walk alongside you through this journey toward healing. There is so much unknown in our daily lives and when we mix in emotions, trials, and stress we can feel derailed. You are not alone. I take a collaborative and empathetic approach with my clients that allows for open, non-judgmental, and safe space to explore feelings.
(650) 668-3610 View (650) 668-3610
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Jime Salcedo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Dr. Jime (pronounced Jimmy) Salcedo. I grew up in a working-class immigrant community in Southern California the son of undocumented parents from Mexico. I am the first in my family to go to college. These experiences have shaped my values in life and my practice as a therapist. I hope to be a mentor and advocate for college students to pay forward the many blessings and support I have received in my life that have helped me achieve my own goals.
Welcome! My name is Dr. Jime (pronounced Jimmy) Salcedo. I grew up in a working-class immigrant community in Southern California the son of undocumented parents from Mexico. I am the first in my family to go to college. These experiences have shaped my values in life and my practice as a therapist. I hope to be a mentor and advocate for college students to pay forward the many blessings and support I have received in my life that have helped me achieve my own goals.
(650) 675-2402 x1 View (650) 675-2402 x1
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Richard M Stolee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Richard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 45 years of experience specializing in individual and marriage and family counseling, adolescent psychotherapy, job and management counseling. He has been trained in multiple approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, and significant Family Therapy strategies for resolving couple as well as parent child conflict. He has taught many parenting workshops throughout the Bay area. He is a Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
Richard is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 45 years of experience specializing in individual and marriage and family counseling, adolescent psychotherapy, job and management counseling. He has been trained in multiple approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, and significant Family Therapy strategies for resolving couple as well as parent child conflict. He has taught many parenting workshops throughout the Bay area. He is a Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).
(650) 273-9795 View (650) 273-9795
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Trudy Kammerer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
Trudy is a compassionate and dedicated therapist with over a decade experience in the field of mental health and family counseling. Her unwavering commitment to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges has made her a respected professional within the therapeutic community. With a deep understanding of the human experience, Trudy specializes in working with diverse populations dealing with a range of issues.
Trudy is a compassionate and dedicated therapist with over a decade experience in the field of mental health and family counseling. Her unwavering commitment to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges has made her a respected professional within the therapeutic community. With a deep understanding of the human experience, Trudy specializes in working with diverse populations dealing with a range of issues.
(650) 502-5517 x2 View (650) 502-5517 x2
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Wellmind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, PsyD, PMHNP-B, MD
Verified Verified
Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
Wellmind helps people like you achieve better health, find happiness and discover their purpose in life. How? Providers on the Wellmind platform work with you holistically—body, mind, and spirit—to achieve whole-person wellness. These therapists, psychiatrists and mindfulness teachers support you in identifying and releasing unhealthy patterns and building pathways towards healing, meaning and, ultimately, joy.
Wellmind helps people like you achieve better health, find happiness and discover their purpose in life. How? Providers on the Wellmind platform work with you holistically—body, mind, and spirit—to achieve whole-person wellness. These therapists, psychiatrists and mindfulness teachers support you in identifying and releasing unhealthy patterns and building pathways towards healing, meaning and, ultimately, joy.
(650) 563-5898 x1 View (650) 563-5898 x1
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Jenni Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palo Alto, CA 94303  (Online Only)
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I am a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist with EMDRIA. EMDR accesses the brain's innate ability to overcome the obstacles of past trauma. I understand how past traumas can lend to people feeling "stuck," and can contribute to a great many symptoms and problematic behaviors. I work with people from age five and up, to help overcome challenges, particularly those which are compounded by past traumas. I am ready to help you to learn new tools to overcome your current and past challenges and to move toward future peace and ease.
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I am a Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist with EMDRIA. EMDR accesses the brain's innate ability to overcome the obstacles of past trauma. I understand how past traumas can lend to people feeling "stuck," and can contribute to a great many symptoms and problematic behaviors. I work with people from age five and up, to help overcome challenges, particularly those which are compounded by past traumas. I am ready to help you to learn new tools to overcome your current and past challenges and to move toward future peace and ease.
(209) 299-6848 View (209) 299-6848

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94303

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in 94303 who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
92% Anxiety
79% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Cigna and Evernorth
78% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94303 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94303?

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.