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Kimberly Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Kimberly Higgins, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) based in Northern California working with adult clients statewide via telehealth. My work is with adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or adjustment to life changes. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing are my primary approaches to therapy. We’ll work together so that you can build a foundation to move toward wellness.
Welcome! My name is Kimberly Higgins, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) based in Northern California working with adult clients statewide via telehealth. My work is with adults experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or adjustment to life changes. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing are my primary approaches to therapy. We’ll work together so that you can build a foundation to move toward wellness.
(415) 704-0705 View (415) 704-0705
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Eric Pierson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401  (Online Only)
Therapy can be uncomfortable, and challenging for folks, because it causes them to confront unpleasant emotions or memories. Therapy can be helpful because those unpleasant things are often making people's lives difficult, and therapy can help create a place to better understand and deal with those uncomfortable things. I find that I work best with clients that want to address things that make them uncomfortable, but don't know how to do so, or are reluctant to do it alone.
Therapy can be uncomfortable, and challenging for folks, because it causes them to confront unpleasant emotions or memories. Therapy can be helpful because those unpleasant things are often making people's lives difficult, and therapy can help create a place to better understand and deal with those uncomfortable things. I find that I work best with clients that want to address things that make them uncomfortable, but don't know how to do so, or are reluctant to do it alone.
(650) 420-4619 View (650) 420-4619
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Eddie(Edna) Arbetman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
I have had my MFT license for over twenty five years. I consider myself fortunate to be able to help my clients develop curiosity, and increase understanding of their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and to enable them to move towards the kind of changes thay want in their lives. While i specialize in children and families i have worked with people on a variety of psychological concerns including family stress, relationship issues, trauma, parenting, adoption and anxiety and depression.
I have had my MFT license for over twenty five years. I consider myself fortunate to be able to help my clients develop curiosity, and increase understanding of their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and to enable them to move towards the kind of changes thay want in their lives. While i specialize in children and families i have worked with people on a variety of psychological concerns including family stress, relationship issues, trauma, parenting, adoption and anxiety and depression.
(415) 689-9463 View (415) 689-9463
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Kyoko Tsuchiya
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, SEP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life.
Are you feeling stuck in your life, your relationships or your job, or going through challenging life transitions? I strongly believe that we all have tremendous capacity for change, growth and healing. Drawing upon my professional training in body-oriented psychotherapy and decades of meditation practice, I can assist you in quieting your mind and taping into your own truth, strengths and wisdom within. Psychotherapy that integrates body, mind and spirit can help you move beyond the problems to release the creative energy, optimism and hope necessary to lead you to a more authentic and fulfilling life.
(510) 858-0979 View (510) 858-0979
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Kim Olson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401  (Online Only)
My approach is goal-oriented and solution-focused, and I believe that a collaborative approach works best for those seeking guidance for a better balanced, more fulfilling life. My approach to therapy is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which helps change negative thought patterns, and Interpersonal Therapy, which helps clients discover patterns in their life that have kept them from realizing their full potential.
My approach is goal-oriented and solution-focused, and I believe that a collaborative approach works best for those seeking guidance for a better balanced, more fulfilling life. My approach to therapy is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which helps change negative thought patterns, and Interpersonal Therapy, which helps clients discover patterns in their life that have kept them from realizing their full potential.
(415) 969-7083 View (415) 969-7083
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Gretchen Slover
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
My name is Gretchen Slover. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I explain that therapy is like a buffet that I will set, and you can choose what you would like to try. I work alongside my clients to help them make the best decisions to move forward towards their goals. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families to navigate relationships and reach goals. I work with clients who struggle with an array of thought processes that have them cornered in situations they would like to change. I have extensive experience working with high conflict situations in relationships as well as life trauma.
My name is Gretchen Slover. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I explain that therapy is like a buffet that I will set, and you can choose what you would like to try. I work alongside my clients to help them make the best decisions to move forward towards their goals. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families to navigate relationships and reach goals. I work with clients who struggle with an array of thought processes that have them cornered in situations they would like to change. I have extensive experience working with high conflict situations in relationships as well as life trauma.
(650) 209-6074 View (650) 209-6074
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Bay Area Therapy Now
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CA-ODC, MAC
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401  (Online Only)
You're using drugs/alcohol too much, and you can't stop. You are lost, miserable and scared, and you want to be found. I offer a compassionate, supportive and direct approach to help you meet your needs and achieve your goals. You're ready to explore your underlying, and probably ancient, beliefs that you hold about yourself and that fuel chronic negative thoughts and behaviors. We will work together to rediscover your authentic self, that person who was somehow left behind and is waiting for you to come back. I provide an eclectic approach. You receive a personal assessment, then focused treatment that best fits you.
You're using drugs/alcohol too much, and you can't stop. You are lost, miserable and scared, and you want to be found. I offer a compassionate, supportive and direct approach to help you meet your needs and achieve your goals. You're ready to explore your underlying, and probably ancient, beliefs that you hold about yourself and that fuel chronic negative thoughts and behaviors. We will work together to rediscover your authentic self, that person who was somehow left behind and is waiting for you to come back. I provide an eclectic approach. You receive a personal assessment, then focused treatment that best fits you.
(415) 903-4145 View (415) 903-4145
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Gerry Anne Lenhart
Psychologist, PhD, ATM
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
I have a background and life long interest in art, literature and philosophy that contributes to a unique clinical psychological view. This view includes mainstream psychology and also goes beyond to embrace subjects not often included in psychology. I am especially interested and experienced with gifted and creative personalities and problems associated with giftedness.
I have a background and life long interest in art, literature and philosophy that contributes to a unique clinical psychological view. This view includes mainstream psychology and also goes beyond to embrace subjects not often included in psychology. I am especially interested and experienced with gifted and creative personalities and problems associated with giftedness.
(650) 603-0705 View (650) 603-0705
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Anastasia Hospidales
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
Learn to love who you are and build self-compassion! I work to nurture relationships with yourself and others, strengthen connections, and enhance your life. Improve communication, better understand yourself, and build a foundation of love and respect for yourself and others. I work with clients going through separation or divorce, trauma, bullying, sexual assault, sexual desires, emotional abuse, physical abuse, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and body dysmorphia.
Learn to love who you are and build self-compassion! I work to nurture relationships with yourself and others, strengthen connections, and enhance your life. Improve communication, better understand yourself, and build a foundation of love and respect for yourself and others. I work with clients going through separation or divorce, trauma, bullying, sexual assault, sexual desires, emotional abuse, physical abuse, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and body dysmorphia.
(650) 844-1932 View (650) 844-1932
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Stephanie J Wong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Dr. Stephanie J. Wong! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, host of the award-winning, Color of Success Podcast (colorofsuccesspodcast.com), and an Asian American therapist who was recently quoted as a mental health expert in Forbes, Us News & World Report, and Shondaland. Specialties include mood, cultural, relationship, and career/leadership concerns, and working with veterans and ethnic minority clients.
Hi I'm Dr. Stephanie J. Wong! I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, host of the award-winning, Color of Success Podcast (colorofsuccesspodcast.com), and an Asian American therapist who was recently quoted as a mental health expert in Forbes, Us News & World Report, and Shondaland. Specialties include mood, cultural, relationship, and career/leadership concerns, and working with veterans and ethnic minority clients.
(650) 830-0511 View (650) 830-0511
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Suzy Dito
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
Blending my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies with certifications in Yoga, Interactive Guided Imagery, Qi Gong, and meditation, I meld a variety of proven techniques to individualize your therapy based on focused objectives. I empower women, couples and families with the tools they need to face the challenges in their lives that arise authentically and self-sufficiently. I specialize in grief/loss, parenting issues and anxiety. My free time is spent with friends, watching movies or hiking in nature as well as exploring the Bay Area. I am supervised by Tara Cronin, LMFT.
Blending my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies with certifications in Yoga, Interactive Guided Imagery, Qi Gong, and meditation, I meld a variety of proven techniques to individualize your therapy based on focused objectives. I empower women, couples and families with the tools they need to face the challenges in their lives that arise authentically and self-sufficiently. I specialize in grief/loss, parenting issues and anxiety. My free time is spent with friends, watching movies or hiking in nature as well as exploring the Bay Area. I am supervised by Tara Cronin, LMFT.
(650) 910-2893 View (650) 910-2893
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Marissa Nasca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
My philosophy in working with youth and adults is to share cognitive and mindfulness techniques, in a supportive setting, to help my clients make positive changes in their thoughts and actions. Utilizing personal accountability, combined with humor and lightness, I aim to help clients cultivate compassion for themselves, so they may be willing to experiment with new tools. I strive to help clients come back into their bodies, more effectively process their feelings, and move decisively toward wellness. My theory is to be flexible and sensitive in my approach while moving clients toward a more confident, realized version of themselves.
My philosophy in working with youth and adults is to share cognitive and mindfulness techniques, in a supportive setting, to help my clients make positive changes in their thoughts and actions. Utilizing personal accountability, combined with humor and lightness, I aim to help clients cultivate compassion for themselves, so they may be willing to experiment with new tools. I strive to help clients come back into their bodies, more effectively process their feelings, and move decisively toward wellness. My theory is to be flexible and sensitive in my approach while moving clients toward a more confident, realized version of themselves.
(440) 740-3387 View (440) 740-3387
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Dr. Vivian Lee Pichardo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
Changes are hard, but not impossible. I believe lasting change occurs through profound self-understanding and awareness. This can be achieved through a collaborative relationship where we talk and think together to gain insights and meanings. My role is to provide a safe environment where a trusting relationship can be built. By listening to your stories, I will help you process the thoughts and feelings that emerge in order to develop a deeper understanding of your past traumas, inner conflicts, and destructive patterns. These newfound insights will then guide you to make changes in your current relationships or life situations.
Changes are hard, but not impossible. I believe lasting change occurs through profound self-understanding and awareness. This can be achieved through a collaborative relationship where we talk and think together to gain insights and meanings. My role is to provide a safe environment where a trusting relationship can be built. By listening to your stories, I will help you process the thoughts and feelings that emerge in order to develop a deeper understanding of your past traumas, inner conflicts, and destructive patterns. These newfound insights will then guide you to make changes in your current relationships or life situations.
(628) 258-7367 View (628) 258-7367
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George Payapilly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
Warm greetings, I welcome you and the challenges that you are encountering. I would like to offer my support and collaboration to understand your challenges and hopes and to develop helpful ways towards living a more beautiful life. As a foundation, I carry a strength-based approach that weaves a supportive fabric through this journey, where each person has unique qualities and gifts, some of which may be known and some not yet uncovered. Often difficulties in life bring opportunities for qualities to surface and in working with these challenges, skills can develop.
Warm greetings, I welcome you and the challenges that you are encountering. I would like to offer my support and collaboration to understand your challenges and hopes and to develop helpful ways towards living a more beautiful life. As a foundation, I carry a strength-based approach that weaves a supportive fabric through this journey, where each person has unique qualities and gifts, some of which may be known and some not yet uncovered. Often difficulties in life bring opportunities for qualities to surface and in working with these challenges, skills can develop.
(650) 844-0211 View (650) 844-0211
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Krysta Banazek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
I help clients define how they want their lives to be different and help them identify the steps they will need to take to reach their goals. I've built a practice with the goal of strengthening families by increasing communication between its members and helping them focus on problem solving versus placing blame. Adults going through a life transition is a specialty - relationship issues, birth of a baby, balancing work & family, divorce and blended families. I also have a passion for children/adolescents and their welfare. I can provide valuable support to help them work through the challenges they are facing.
I help clients define how they want their lives to be different and help them identify the steps they will need to take to reach their goals. I've built a practice with the goal of strengthening families by increasing communication between its members and helping them focus on problem solving versus placing blame. Adults going through a life transition is a specialty - relationship issues, birth of a baby, balancing work & family, divorce and blended families. I also have a passion for children/adolescents and their welfare. I can provide valuable support to help them work through the challenges they are facing.
(650) 200-3906 View (650) 200-3906
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Jon Sommer
Pastoral Counselor, MAHL, CPE
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401
Our programs and offerings, focused on human and pet loss, can help to normalize your grief, and to make it more bearable and less isolating through a variety of modalities designed to make you feel safe, supported, and accompanied. Our work is open and welcoming to people of all backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, and disabilities. Without judgment of you or your grieving process, religiosity, or any agenda, and with deep compassion, skill, confidentiality, and 29 years of combined education, training, and experience as a grief counselor and rabbi, I hope through our time together you will find the care you need and expect.
Our programs and offerings, focused on human and pet loss, can help to normalize your grief, and to make it more bearable and less isolating through a variety of modalities designed to make you feel safe, supported, and accompanied. Our work is open and welcoming to people of all backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, and disabilities. Without judgment of you or your grieving process, religiosity, or any agenda, and with deep compassion, skill, confidentiality, and 29 years of combined education, training, and experience as a grief counselor and rabbi, I hope through our time together you will find the care you need and expect.
(650) 860-4187 View (650) 860-4187
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Erica Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401  (Online Only)
My name is Erica Garcia, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in San Mateo, California. I work with individuals from different backgrounds facing a broad range of matters. I demonstrate a multicultural and trauma-focused perspective.
My name is Erica Garcia, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in San Mateo, California. I work with individuals from different backgrounds facing a broad range of matters. I demonstrate a multicultural and trauma-focused perspective.
(530) 489-4902 View (530) 489-4902
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Dalton Wayne Huckaby
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 146802) dedicated to supporting clients deepen their relationships with themselves and others. By fostering, enhanced self awareness, I assist clients and understanding and addressing both internal and external challenges through tailored therapeutic modalities. Understanding the importance of cultural sensitivity, I approach Therapy with an awareness of your unique worldview. This allows us to collaboratively explore and navigate the different parts of your identity and experiences. I offer Telehealth services, providing flexible and accessible therapy options to meet your needs.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 146802) dedicated to supporting clients deepen their relationships with themselves and others. By fostering, enhanced self awareness, I assist clients and understanding and addressing both internal and external challenges through tailored therapeutic modalities. Understanding the importance of cultural sensitivity, I approach Therapy with an awareness of your unique worldview. This allows us to collaboratively explore and navigate the different parts of your identity and experiences. I offer Telehealth services, providing flexible and accessible therapy options to meet your needs.
(323) 968-9102 View (323) 968-9102
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Edna Avraham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Mateo, CA 94401  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I bring into my practice over 30 years of experience and extensive training in couple's dynamics, attachment style, and sexuality. I help unhappy couples resolve their issues with practical counseling. Individually or together, I can help you with challenges in emotional closeness, intimacy, sexual or other relationship conflicts. Whether you tend to fight without resolution, get angry, sad or numb, or give up and pull away, I offer many effective tools to help you grow your relationship and deepen your connection. In a warm and interactive manner I will help you transform obstacles into the relationship you want.
I bring into my practice over 30 years of experience and extensive training in couple's dynamics, attachment style, and sexuality. I help unhappy couples resolve their issues with practical counseling. Individually or together, I can help you with challenges in emotional closeness, intimacy, sexual or other relationship conflicts. Whether you tend to fight without resolution, get angry, sad or numb, or give up and pull away, I offer many effective tools to help you grow your relationship and deepen your connection. In a warm and interactive manner I will help you transform obstacles into the relationship you want.
(650) 353-3196 View (650) 353-3196
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San Mateo Child and Family Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Mateo, CA 94401
I enjoy working with children, teens, individual adults, and couples! Are you stressed out because your child or teen is dealing with anxiety, depression, academic, or behavioral problems? Are you yourself feeling anxious, depressed? Are you struggling in your marriage to feel that emotional and physical connection you once felt? I believe you are unique and special, and I look forward to working together to create growth and change in your life. I am the owner of a group practice with seven therapists who work for me, and I enjoy connecting you with the therapist who is your best fit!
I enjoy working with children, teens, individual adults, and couples! Are you stressed out because your child or teen is dealing with anxiety, depression, academic, or behavioral problems? Are you yourself feeling anxious, depressed? Are you struggling in your marriage to feel that emotional and physical connection you once felt? I believe you are unique and special, and I look forward to working together to create growth and change in your life. I am the owner of a group practice with seven therapists who work for me, and I enjoy connecting you with the therapist who is your best fit!
(650) 288-6615 View (650) 288-6615

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94401

200+

Average cost per session

$197

Therapists in 94401 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Grief
62% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aetna
47% Cigna and Evernorth
39% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 94401 see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94401?

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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.