Therapists in 94534

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Sue Pollington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
Welcome, I am Dr. Sue Pollington. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of California, Nevada, and Montana, for the past 36 years. Focusing on cliented centered treatment as each person is unique and deserves the attention and time needed to focus on attaining their goals. As as Therapist I am here for you, not the other way around. My theraputic approach with clients is based on their needs. This may call for cognative behavioral therapys, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational therapy aproaches or a host of other modalities which we discuss and decide on together. The client is the head of our treatment team.
Welcome, I am Dr. Sue Pollington. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of California, Nevada, and Montana, for the past 36 years. Focusing on cliented centered treatment as each person is unique and deserves the attention and time needed to focus on attaining their goals. As as Therapist I am here for you, not the other way around. My theraputic approach with clients is based on their needs. This may call for cognative behavioral therapys, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational therapy aproaches or a host of other modalities which we discuss and decide on together. The client is the head of our treatment team.
(707) 657-6947 View (707) 657-6947
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Hassaan Tohid
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MBBS, SUDCC, CCATP
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
If you or someone you know is struggling with Drug and Alcohol Addiction, and want to be treated with great care and confidentiality, then I am your counselor. My treatment plan is customized according to each client’s need, and focuses on not just recovery and sobriety forever but also to establish a happy and healthy successful life. I address anger management, early recovery, relapse prevention, and life skills training for the people suffering with addiction. I focus on adult clients of any gender and help them live a sober life with continuous guidance and outstanding treatment planning with my professional experience.
If you or someone you know is struggling with Drug and Alcohol Addiction, and want to be treated with great care and confidentiality, then I am your counselor. My treatment plan is customized according to each client’s need, and focuses on not just recovery and sobriety forever but also to establish a happy and healthy successful life. I address anger management, early recovery, relapse prevention, and life skills training for the people suffering with addiction. I focus on adult clients of any gender and help them live a sober life with continuous guidance and outstanding treatment planning with my professional experience.
(707) 607-6067 View (707) 607-6067
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Nancy Zuniga
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
I hold a prior career in social activism using artistic platforms to bring awareness to policy issues that affect communities of historically marginalized people. My prior career influences my practice by prioritizing the importance of providing a safe space for self-expression. I enjoy bringing a social constructive lens to the work I do as a psychotherapist. I strongly believe in using self-as-tool, so my approach includes a fair amount of transparency and flexibility.
I hold a prior career in social activism using artistic platforms to bring awareness to policy issues that affect communities of historically marginalized people. My prior career influences my practice by prioritizing the importance of providing a safe space for self-expression. I enjoy bringing a social constructive lens to the work I do as a psychotherapist. I strongly believe in using self-as-tool, so my approach includes a fair amount of transparency and flexibility.
(707) 244-7204 View (707) 244-7204
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Antoinette Temple
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534  (Online Only)
I love what I do. While I have an affinity for couples work, most of the work I do is on an individual platform. I bring a varied approach to mental health and recovery from trauma. I consider our relationship to be collaborative, however, I am flexible and will take the lead at times when necessary or therapy feels "stuck". I am sensitive the to the fact that much of what you share in session, has never been shared with others and am invested in making therapy a safe space, and a place that you look forward to coming every time.
I love what I do. While I have an affinity for couples work, most of the work I do is on an individual platform. I bring a varied approach to mental health and recovery from trauma. I consider our relationship to be collaborative, however, I am flexible and will take the lead at times when necessary or therapy feels "stuck". I am sensitive the to the fact that much of what you share in session, has never been shared with others and am invested in making therapy a safe space, and a place that you look forward to coming every time.
(707) 760-0498 View (707) 760-0498
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Kimberly Lorna Shin
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, ATR-BC, CADC
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534  (Online Only)
I believe that change is always possible and it's never too late to start the process. The pandemic has impacted us all in different ways and you are not alone. I work in a collaborative, eclectic, with my clients. I provide a safe space for you to learn and practice new skills- free of judgment. If you are ready to improve your life and open to discovering new options to life's challenges, I can help. Invest in yourself and creating the life you deserve.
I believe that change is always possible and it's never too late to start the process. The pandemic has impacted us all in different ways and you are not alone. I work in a collaborative, eclectic, with my clients. I provide a safe space for you to learn and practice new skills- free of judgment. If you are ready to improve your life and open to discovering new options to life's challenges, I can help. Invest in yourself and creating the life you deserve.
(707) 532-2618 View (707) 532-2618
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Patricia Eaton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairfield, CA 94534  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, effects of trauma and other life stressors, congratulations of this first step of seeking professional care. I am here to help you ease these symptoms and steer you in the direction of the life you want you want to live. Additionally, if you have been impacted by abusive, critical, neglectful, invalidating and/or high expectation environments and want to shed the lifelong effects of these traumas, my approach may be an ideal match for you. We can use evidence based practices to identify and reduce the effects of these negative core beliefs.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, effects of trauma and other life stressors, congratulations of this first step of seeking professional care. I am here to help you ease these symptoms and steer you in the direction of the life you want you want to live. Additionally, if you have been impacted by abusive, critical, neglectful, invalidating and/or high expectation environments and want to shed the lifelong effects of these traumas, my approach may be an ideal match for you. We can use evidence based practices to identify and reduce the effects of these negative core beliefs.
(707) 343-4257 View (707) 343-4257
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Jeremy Montieth
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairfield, CA 94534  (Online Only)
In therapy it’s sometimes said you must feel it- to heal it, and for couples this can be especially true. I can help you process difficult emotions together and come to a mutual understanding, grow closer as a couple, and improve communication. I can also work with you independently. For the individuals I work with, I promote improving emotional strength, independence, developing confidence, refining assertiveness, accepting responsibility and finding your direction. I can help you to take an objective look at the relationship dynamics you may be trying to navigate and see if solutions can be found that work for you.
In therapy it’s sometimes said you must feel it- to heal it, and for couples this can be especially true. I can help you process difficult emotions together and come to a mutual understanding, grow closer as a couple, and improve communication. I can also work with you independently. For the individuals I work with, I promote improving emotional strength, independence, developing confidence, refining assertiveness, accepting responsibility and finding your direction. I can help you to take an objective look at the relationship dynamics you may be trying to navigate and see if solutions can be found that work for you.
(707) 402-9740 View (707) 402-9740
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Carmen Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
I'm a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs around mental health disorders to bring about changes. I use CBT, DBT, Trauma Informed Care Approach, and psychoeducation to improve the lives of people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other trauma disorders. I provide individual therapy to culturally diverse individuals. I use an array of knowledge from different work experiences to provide compassionate services to culturally diverse individuals ages 12 and older who are struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD and other trauma disorders.
I'm a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My work focuses on targeting ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs around mental health disorders to bring about changes. I use CBT, DBT, Trauma Informed Care Approach, and psychoeducation to improve the lives of people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other trauma disorders. I provide individual therapy to culturally diverse individuals. I use an array of knowledge from different work experiences to provide compassionate services to culturally diverse individuals ages 12 and older who are struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD and other trauma disorders.
(707) 394-0818 View (707) 394-0818
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Kristine Dewitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
Kristine DeWitt is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Kristine works with adults through a person-centered approach to help reduce things like stress, anxiety, and depression. In her practice, Kristine uses a warm and casual approach to teach CBT, DBT, and other mindfulness-based skills to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and other life problems. Kristine works primarily with adults 18-60 years old experiencing mild to moderate symptoms and life difficulties. Kristine is experienced in integrating Christian faith and principles when appropriate for those who would like to use their spirituality in therapy.
Kristine DeWitt is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Kristine works with adults through a person-centered approach to help reduce things like stress, anxiety, and depression. In her practice, Kristine uses a warm and casual approach to teach CBT, DBT, and other mindfulness-based skills to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and other life problems. Kristine works primarily with adults 18-60 years old experiencing mild to moderate symptoms and life difficulties. Kristine is experienced in integrating Christian faith and principles when appropriate for those who would like to use their spirituality in therapy.
(707) 244-7151 View (707) 244-7151
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Deborah Miller-Teaster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my practice! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I work with individuals as well as couples and families. I love my work and believe in the process. My approach is interactive and collaborative, thus working together to create change. I believe in a non judgmental, compassionate, genuine relationship to facilitate growth. Depression, anxiety, trauma or our relationships with others make it difficult to make changes in our lives. My job is to give you a safe place and the right tools to give you success.
Welcome to my practice! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. I work with individuals as well as couples and families. I love my work and believe in the process. My approach is interactive and collaborative, thus working together to create change. I believe in a non judgmental, compassionate, genuine relationship to facilitate growth. Depression, anxiety, trauma or our relationships with others make it difficult to make changes in our lives. My job is to give you a safe place and the right tools to give you success.
(707) 986-4488 View (707) 986-4488
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Amany Hararah
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
I conduct neuropsychological testing to assess adult ADHD. Testing evaluates cognitive domains including: intellectual, attention, executive functioning, and personality development. Evaluation of ADHD is of such importance because ADHD can affect a person's self-esteem which can lead to depression, anxiety, etc. Please note that at this time, my practice is currently at full capacity, and I am not accepting new patients at this time.
I conduct neuropsychological testing to assess adult ADHD. Testing evaluates cognitive domains including: intellectual, attention, executive functioning, and personality development. Evaluation of ADHD is of such importance because ADHD can affect a person's self-esteem which can lead to depression, anxiety, etc. Please note that at this time, my practice is currently at full capacity, and I am not accepting new patients at this time.
(650) 245-2928 View (650) 245-2928
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Robyn T. DeBary
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
Is your child or adolescent struggling in school, dealing with difficult life transitions, or having trouble connecting with others? Is your child encountering depression or anxiety, past or recent trauma or behavioral disturbances? Does your teen experience negative self-esteem or poor self concept? Are you and your child having difficulty interacting with one another? I am here to help. We will get to the root of the problem using a compassionate and collaborative approach whereby I will help you and your child find tools to overcome and cope with these issues.
Is your child or adolescent struggling in school, dealing with difficult life transitions, or having trouble connecting with others? Is your child encountering depression or anxiety, past or recent trauma or behavioral disturbances? Does your teen experience negative self-esteem or poor self concept? Are you and your child having difficulty interacting with one another? I am here to help. We will get to the root of the problem using a compassionate and collaborative approach whereby I will help you and your child find tools to overcome and cope with these issues.
(707) 736-6424 x639 View (707) 736-6424 x639
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Soul Connection Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534  (Online Only)
Hello Beloved! The fact that you are here in this moment is evidence you have what it takes to create the life you deserve. My name is Fabiana Vega and I want to help you cultivate your strengths with the resources that are living inside of you. Every single person has superpowers that are unlike any other human being in the world and I want to show you how to harness that energy to heal your life.
Hello Beloved! The fact that you are here in this moment is evidence you have what it takes to create the life you deserve. My name is Fabiana Vega and I want to help you cultivate your strengths with the resources that are living inside of you. Every single person has superpowers that are unlike any other human being in the world and I want to show you how to harness that energy to heal your life.
(707) 207-8696 View (707) 207-8696
Carol A Swanson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
I have extensive experience working with families who are experiencing various forms of conflicts. I have worked with foster youth, foster families and families who have gone through the adoption process and are currently experiencing issues revolving around attachment and other adoption issues.
I have extensive experience working with families who are experiencing various forms of conflicts. I have worked with foster youth, foster families and families who have gone through the adoption process and are currently experiencing issues revolving around attachment and other adoption issues.
(707) 345-4183 View (707) 345-4183
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Estela (Bing) Alejandria MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
Not accepting new clients
My practice focuses on bridging relationships through emotional and spiritual growth. I believe that growth and healing happen in relationships. Through individual and family therapy, clients are provided safety in their self-exploration and self-discovery.
My practice focuses on bridging relationships through emotional and spiritual growth. I believe that growth and healing happen in relationships. Through individual and family therapy, clients are provided safety in their self-exploration and self-discovery.
(707) 418-8976 View (707) 418-8976
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Dr. Lawrence. M. Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
I'M A LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST in private practice in Fairfield and San Anselmo, CA where I work with adults, couples and children for self-esteem problems, anger, depression, grief, anxiety, impulsivity and PTSD symptoms. I also have a specialty in gender identity issues and the dysphoric feelings, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and other issues that often accompany these conditions. My style blends real life experience, knowledge, humor and compassion. My approach includes relational, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral styles, offering a flexible, responsive, non-authoritarian and empathetic quality.
I'M A LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST in private practice in Fairfield and San Anselmo, CA where I work with adults, couples and children for self-esteem problems, anger, depression, grief, anxiety, impulsivity and PTSD symptoms. I also have a specialty in gender identity issues and the dysphoric feelings, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and other issues that often accompany these conditions. My style blends real life experience, knowledge, humor and compassion. My approach includes relational, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral styles, offering a flexible, responsive, non-authoritarian and empathetic quality.
(415) 799-9707 View (415) 799-9707
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Seaside Life Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, CA-LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fairfield, CA 94534
Experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression? Anger disrupting your way of life? Are you finding that you are getting in your own way? Do you desire to improve your self-esteem and livelihood? Seaside Life Services is here to help! Our mission is to support individuals as they embark and travel through life’s journey. To walk alongside those needing support providing opportunities and services, building upon the sequences of mental, physical, and social experiences of life. Seaside Life Services supports, respects, and welcomes all genders, races, countries of origin, sexual orientations, bodies, religions, and abilities.
Experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression? Anger disrupting your way of life? Are you finding that you are getting in your own way? Do you desire to improve your self-esteem and livelihood? Seaside Life Services is here to help! Our mission is to support individuals as they embark and travel through life’s journey. To walk alongside those needing support providing opportunities and services, building upon the sequences of mental, physical, and social experiences of life. Seaside Life Services supports, respects, and welcomes all genders, races, countries of origin, sexual orientations, bodies, religions, and abilities.
(707) 414-0761 View (707) 414-0761
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Joanne Barba
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
Hello, my name is Dr. Joanne Barba, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I am passionate about mental health and providing accessible and quality mental health care. My goal is to provide a safe space for individuals to begin the healing process as well as their journey to grow and learn. My approach is collaborative, one where support is key. I have worked across many different settings and with varying presentations/symptoms. Throughout my professional experience, I have worked with couples, families, individuals with severe mental illness, and transitional-age youth.
Hello, my name is Dr. Joanne Barba, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I am passionate about mental health and providing accessible and quality mental health care. My goal is to provide a safe space for individuals to begin the healing process as well as their journey to grow and learn. My approach is collaborative, one where support is key. I have worked across many different settings and with varying presentations/symptoms. Throughout my professional experience, I have worked with couples, families, individuals with severe mental illness, and transitional-age youth.
(951) 389-7617 View (951) 389-7617
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Yazmin Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
Hi there, I'm Yazmin! I'm a licensed therapist who has clinical expertise in a variety of populations. I have worked extensively with children, adults with acute mental illness, substance use disorder, and the geriatric population. My goal is to help you find a happier and healthier balance in life and relationships to help improve your quality of life. I utilize a person-centered approach where I focus on your needs and establish a supportive client-therapist relationship. My goal is to create a safe therapeutic environment by building a trusting and collaborative relationship and empowering you to take charge of your future.
Hi there, I'm Yazmin! I'm a licensed therapist who has clinical expertise in a variety of populations. I have worked extensively with children, adults with acute mental illness, substance use disorder, and the geriatric population. My goal is to help you find a happier and healthier balance in life and relationships to help improve your quality of life. I utilize a person-centered approach where I focus on your needs and establish a supportive client-therapist relationship. My goal is to create a safe therapeutic environment by building a trusting and collaborative relationship and empowering you to take charge of your future.
(530) 309-0267 View (530) 309-0267
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Simone Adkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fairfield, CA 94534
It's so hurtful to have your kindness taken for weakness, to experience abusive or toxic relationships, to be told "you're too sensitive". You prioritize others over yourself and still feel devalued, lonely and exhausted in your relationships. You're an empath. You love and feel deeply and you only want the same in return. These are your gifts and they should be celebrated - not weaponized against you. But, you notice that hurtful relationships are stuck on repeat: "People pleasing", disrespect and mistreatment, anxiety, depression, guilt. It's not in your head and it can be better. I get it, I care and I'd love to help.
It's so hurtful to have your kindness taken for weakness, to experience abusive or toxic relationships, to be told "you're too sensitive". You prioritize others over yourself and still feel devalued, lonely and exhausted in your relationships. You're an empath. You love and feel deeply and you only want the same in return. These are your gifts and they should be celebrated - not weaponized against you. But, you notice that hurtful relationships are stuck on repeat: "People pleasing", disrespect and mistreatment, anxiety, depression, guilt. It's not in your head and it can be better. I get it, I care and I'd love to help.
(707) 949-3602 View (707) 949-3602

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Number of Therapists in 94534

50+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 94534 who prioritize treating:

84% Depression
84% Anxiety
84% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
56% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
70% Optum
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 94534 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94534?

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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.