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Paul Boyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
After a career in finance, including stints in investment banking and mortgage securitization, I decided that I needed a career that was more about people and less about spreadsheets. To that end, I completed training to become a mental health counselor, which is now my chosen profession. Becoming an ally to those working to make meaningful personal change or just navigate life’s challenges more peacefully has proven to be a profoundly rewarding career decision.
After a career in finance, including stints in investment banking and mortgage securitization, I decided that I needed a career that was more about people and less about spreadsheets. To that end, I completed training to become a mental health counselor, which is now my chosen profession. Becoming an ally to those working to make meaningful personal change or just navigate life’s challenges more peacefully has proven to be a profoundly rewarding career decision.
(510) 738-0432 View (510) 738-0432
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Bernadette G Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
If your browsing this site it might be safe to say that you want to change something about your life. I welcome hearing your story and offer you a safe place to share your concerns. Sometimes we can find ourselves stuck and unsure how to make the shift away from dysfunctional patterns or lifestyles. Perhaps it's ongoing negative mental chatter, low self-worth, anger, addiction or heightened anxiety from a stressed out way of living that blocks that inner peace. I recognize your courage in reaching out. Please know that I am here to patiently offer guidance and reassurance as we journey together towards learning the tools of change.
If your browsing this site it might be safe to say that you want to change something about your life. I welcome hearing your story and offer you a safe place to share your concerns. Sometimes we can find ourselves stuck and unsure how to make the shift away from dysfunctional patterns or lifestyles. Perhaps it's ongoing negative mental chatter, low self-worth, anger, addiction or heightened anxiety from a stressed out way of living that blocks that inner peace. I recognize your courage in reaching out. Please know that I am here to patiently offer guidance and reassurance as we journey together towards learning the tools of change.
(925) 241-5924 View (925) 241-5924
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Kari Gila Sacks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
From a "Strengths Perspective", I work with you to find your inner light and resilience and help you move from grief to light to expand into the valuable person you were meant to be. Facing adversity and change, or even loss at times, is part of a life well-lived, and you don't have to do it alone. I have seen the metamorphosis happen time and time again, and I look forward to working on the issues and goals that are sacred to your life.
From a "Strengths Perspective", I work with you to find your inner light and resilience and help you move from grief to light to expand into the valuable person you were meant to be. Facing adversity and change, or even loss at times, is part of a life well-lived, and you don't have to do it alone. I have seen the metamorphosis happen time and time again, and I look forward to working on the issues and goals that are sacred to your life.
(510) 405-1351 View (510) 405-1351
Photo of Valentyna Stusenko, Counselor in 94536, CA
Valentyna Stusenko
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
As a therapist and personally, I truly believe that all people are born equally good. Each and every one of us has had a variety of experiences throughout our lives that have shaped our personalities, our relationships with people and our view of ourselves. Throughout the course of our work together, in a safe atmosphere of trust and empathy, we will be able to give you the opportunity to relive your previous experiences and learn new lessons from old memories.
As a therapist and personally, I truly believe that all people are born equally good. Each and every one of us has had a variety of experiences throughout our lives that have shaped our personalities, our relationships with people and our view of ourselves. Throughout the course of our work together, in a safe atmosphere of trust and empathy, we will be able to give you the opportunity to relive your previous experiences and learn new lessons from old memories.
(925) 267-6831 View (925) 267-6831
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Jesaca Lepper
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
My name is Jesaca Lepper, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Santa Barbara, California. I work with adolescents and adults throughout the state through telehealth and specialize in working with clients who are experiencing depression, stress, and trauma, and use trauma informed therapy to help clients create different relationships with themselves and others. My approach is psychodynamic, trauma informed, and strength based, which means that I work with clients to help them understand patterns of relating to themselves and others so they can get unstuck and create the life they desire.
My name is Jesaca Lepper, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Santa Barbara, California. I work with adolescents and adults throughout the state through telehealth and specialize in working with clients who are experiencing depression, stress, and trauma, and use trauma informed therapy to help clients create different relationships with themselves and others. My approach is psychodynamic, trauma informed, and strength based, which means that I work with clients to help them understand patterns of relating to themselves and others so they can get unstuck and create the life they desire.
(510) 630-2070 View (510) 630-2070
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Natasha Kharbanda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94536
I believe that we are all just people trying to do the best we can. Because each one of us is unique, I employ a non-judgmental approach utilizing treatment techniques that suit you and your situation. We will work together to identify the improvements you wish to make in your life, and the steps required to achieve it. I have a very empathetic and compassionate approach towards my clients, and I believe in meeting them where they are in this journey towards self-enlightenment.
I believe that we are all just people trying to do the best we can. Because each one of us is unique, I employ a non-judgmental approach utilizing treatment techniques that suit you and your situation. We will work together to identify the improvements you wish to make in your life, and the steps required to achieve it. I have a very empathetic and compassionate approach towards my clients, and I believe in meeting them where they are in this journey towards self-enlightenment.
(913) 578-9076 View (913) 578-9076
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Lea Margarita Siegel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
Many of my clients feel unhappy in their daily lives and seek me out to help them feel better. This looks very different for different people, it could mean they need help overcoming a past traumatic event, issues with their partners, or other family members, are feeling unhappy at work, or are feeling the effects of an oppressive or racist systems. My clients are often working through issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma and/or difficult life circumstances.
Many of my clients feel unhappy in their daily lives and seek me out to help them feel better. This looks very different for different people, it could mean they need help overcoming a past traumatic event, issues with their partners, or other family members, are feeling unhappy at work, or are feeling the effects of an oppressive or racist systems. My clients are often working through issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma and/or difficult life circumstances.
(510) 916-2535 View (510) 916-2535
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Jillian Young
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
My goal is to create a safe and secure space for clients to explore and understand themselves better. I support a strong sense of self advocacy in my work to help clients feel valued and empowered. My passion is to help others heal and grow while creating fulfillment in their lives. I use a variety of evidence based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to meet an individual where they are. I also support holistic approaches and provide education on our mind and body connection.
My goal is to create a safe and secure space for clients to explore and understand themselves better. I support a strong sense of self advocacy in my work to help clients feel valued and empowered. My passion is to help others heal and grow while creating fulfillment in their lives. I use a variety of evidence based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to meet an individual where they are. I also support holistic approaches and provide education on our mind and body connection.
(510) 683-5349 View (510) 683-5349
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Grace Usigbe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
Hello, my name is Grace Usigbe. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 10 years of experience in behavioral health practices. I am committed to helping families and individuals in overcoming life’s struggles and challenges in a collaborative manner. I am experienced in assisting clients with depression, anxiety, trauma related issues, family conflict, work related stressors, and relational conflicts. The needs and expectations of each client is always the focus of therapy. Using a whole person approach, collaboratively we will explore tools to help with solutions to the needs presented.
Hello, my name is Grace Usigbe. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with over 10 years of experience in behavioral health practices. I am committed to helping families and individuals in overcoming life’s struggles and challenges in a collaborative manner. I am experienced in assisting clients with depression, anxiety, trauma related issues, family conflict, work related stressors, and relational conflicts. The needs and expectations of each client is always the focus of therapy. Using a whole person approach, collaboratively we will explore tools to help with solutions to the needs presented.
(510) 714-3017 View (510) 714-3017
Photo of Taylor Heavey, Counselor in 94536, CA
Taylor Heavey
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
Hello! My name is Taylor Heavey, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and have been providing counseling to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples since 2016. My hope is to meet clients where they are at in their mental health journey, with a non-judgmental, compassionate and curious approach. I believe that each individual has their own unique story and, and therefore a unique approach to how they deal with life's stressors.
Hello! My name is Taylor Heavey, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and have been providing counseling to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples since 2016. My hope is to meet clients where they are at in their mental health journey, with a non-judgmental, compassionate and curious approach. I believe that each individual has their own unique story and, and therefore a unique approach to how they deal with life's stressors.
(510) 405-5863 View (510) 405-5863
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Anthony Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
My name is Anthony Williams, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) serving clients statewide in California via telehealth. I use a person-centered, solution-focused approach to help clients progress toward their personal goals and recognize their full potential. I am comfortable working with a wide range of clients and will see individuals, couples, and families, with ages ranging from child to elder adult. I have had success in supporting clients to challenge negative thinking and unhealthy behaviors that contribute to feelings of depression, anger, anxiety, and overall stress.
My name is Anthony Williams, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) serving clients statewide in California via telehealth. I use a person-centered, solution-focused approach to help clients progress toward their personal goals and recognize their full potential. I am comfortable working with a wide range of clients and will see individuals, couples, and families, with ages ranging from child to elder adult. I have had success in supporting clients to challenge negative thinking and unhealthy behaviors that contribute to feelings of depression, anger, anxiety, and overall stress.
(510) 680-1142 View (510) 680-1142
Photo of Denise Lew, Psychologist in 94536, CA
Denise Lew
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94536  (Online Only)
Good therapy should feel like a good match - you're inspired, excited, and look forward to diving into the issues that you want to solve. Also I embrace the idea of therapy being like work - it takes some commitment and an ability to roll up your sleeves after all. But unlike work, I see therapy as a place for having fun and if it's a good match you'll see that you and I could dig in together, laugh, and have you taking control of your life and making progress on your goals with time.
Good therapy should feel like a good match - you're inspired, excited, and look forward to diving into the issues that you want to solve. Also I embrace the idea of therapy being like work - it takes some commitment and an ability to roll up your sleeves after all. But unlike work, I see therapy as a place for having fun and if it's a good match you'll see that you and I could dig in together, laugh, and have you taking control of your life and making progress on your goals with time.
(510) 674-1473 View (510) 674-1473
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Rachel Richardson
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
Hi! I'm Rachel Richardson, a licensed clinical psychologist. I have over 20 years of experience treating patients suffering from everything from adjustment issues to severe mental illness in people who are incarcerated to CEOs and everyone in between. I aim to help people become the best versions of themselves and help them discover who that is and what that may look like based on their ideas about the world and what matters most to them. Everyone is unique and I treat everyone as an individual and as such, my approach may differ depending on what my patients need.
Hi! I'm Rachel Richardson, a licensed clinical psychologist. I have over 20 years of experience treating patients suffering from everything from adjustment issues to severe mental illness in people who are incarcerated to CEOs and everyone in between. I aim to help people become the best versions of themselves and help them discover who that is and what that may look like based on their ideas about the world and what matters most to them. Everyone is unique and I treat everyone as an individual and as such, my approach may differ depending on what my patients need.
(510) 738-0267 View (510) 738-0267
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Mason Nutter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94536
My name is Mason Nutter, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I approach therapy in a very person-centered and collaborative way. I am particularly focused on anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use, and relapse prevention. I have worked in the mental health field for many years. I have treated patients with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse disorders. I have primarily worked with adult individuals.
My name is Mason Nutter, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I approach therapy in a very person-centered and collaborative way. I am particularly focused on anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance use, and relapse prevention. I have worked in the mental health field for many years. I have treated patients with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and substance abuse disorders. I have primarily worked with adult individuals.
(510) 518-3935 View (510) 518-3935
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Annemarie Ballinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
I know that finding a therapist can be a daunting task, especially when things are hard enough already! Maybe you are new to therapy or have been struggling for years to resolve anxiety, depression, relationship stress or past hurts and still unable to find relief. For 30 years I have been helping clients work through these and similar issues. Research and experience has taught me that a positive client-therapist relationship is key to a good therapy outcome. We are all authorities on our own life experience. Through active listening and dialogue, I strive to understand and attune to your unique experience with respect and care.
I know that finding a therapist can be a daunting task, especially when things are hard enough already! Maybe you are new to therapy or have been struggling for years to resolve anxiety, depression, relationship stress or past hurts and still unable to find relief. For 30 years I have been helping clients work through these and similar issues. Research and experience has taught me that a positive client-therapist relationship is key to a good therapy outcome. We are all authorities on our own life experience. Through active listening and dialogue, I strive to understand and attune to your unique experience with respect and care.
(510) 924-0828 View (510) 924-0828
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Harold Carrier
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
Hello, my name is Harold Ray Carrier, I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). I utilize various approaches with therapy, and I’m known for experience with anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, relationship challenges, adjustment challenges, and alcohol/other substance use challenges. I am comfortable working with all clients. I am experienced with males and females from the ages of 16-80. I am comfortable with a variety of challenges involving anxiety, depression, dual diagnosis, conflict resolution, relationship challenges, adjustment/change challenges, substance use, and more.
Hello, my name is Harold Ray Carrier, I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). I utilize various approaches with therapy, and I’m known for experience with anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, relationship challenges, adjustment challenges, and alcohol/other substance use challenges. I am comfortable working with all clients. I am experienced with males and females from the ages of 16-80. I am comfortable with a variety of challenges involving anxiety, depression, dual diagnosis, conflict resolution, relationship challenges, adjustment/change challenges, substance use, and more.
(510) 913-9962 View (510) 913-9962
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Nahid Fattahi Lmft 129036
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536  (Online Only)
Are you ready to embark on a journey of personal growth and emotional well-being? I'm here to be your guide and support you every step of the way. I'm a compassionate psychotherapist fluent in both English and Farsi, and I can converse in Hindi and Urdu as well. My mission is to create a collaborative partnership with each client, empowering you to take charge of your life and develop the skills needed to overcome challenges. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, navigating life's transitions, or seeking to improve your relationships, I'm here to help.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of personal growth and emotional well-being? I'm here to be your guide and support you every step of the way. I'm a compassionate psychotherapist fluent in both English and Farsi, and I can converse in Hindi and Urdu as well. My mission is to create a collaborative partnership with each client, empowering you to take charge of your life and develop the skills needed to overcome challenges. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, navigating life's transitions, or seeking to improve your relationships, I'm here to help.
(510) 529-2083 View (510) 529-2083
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Mats Hellsten
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
(Watch a brief introductory video on my website!) I'll work with you to overcome limiting patterns and discover new, more fulfilling ways to be in the world. Along the way you may discover deeply held beliefs and emotional responses that shape your experience, and choose to let go of what no longer serves you, while giving greater expression to your authentic self. I offer a warm and welcoming therapeutic environment where you can safely explore your concerns. I specialize in helping individuals and couples find relief from anxiety and other distressing emotions, heal trauma, improve self-esteem, improve communication, and experience greater relationship satisfaction.
(Watch a brief introductory video on my website!) I'll work with you to overcome limiting patterns and discover new, more fulfilling ways to be in the world. Along the way you may discover deeply held beliefs and emotional responses that shape your experience, and choose to let go of what no longer serves you, while giving greater expression to your authentic self. I offer a warm and welcoming therapeutic environment where you can safely explore your concerns. I specialize in helping individuals and couples find relief from anxiety and other distressing emotions, heal trauma, improve self-esteem, improve communication, and experience greater relationship satisfaction.
(510) 962-7477 View (510) 962-7477
Photo of Amanda Hagos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 94536, CA
Amanda Hagos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94536
Finding a therapist that is the right fit can be hard. I am a Licensed psychotherapist who partners with families to support their children and young adults through these challenging times. With a focus on anxiety, depression and disordered eating, I support children/teens and families in developing resiliency and thriving. By partnering with families, I believe that we can work together to support your child in overcoming struggles and develop a resiliency that can benefit them the rest of their lives. I am strength-based, trauma informed, anti-racist, ally to LGBTQ+ community and Health at Every Size aligned.
Finding a therapist that is the right fit can be hard. I am a Licensed psychotherapist who partners with families to support their children and young adults through these challenging times. With a focus on anxiety, depression and disordered eating, I support children/teens and families in developing resiliency and thriving. By partnering with families, I believe that we can work together to support your child in overcoming struggles and develop a resiliency that can benefit them the rest of their lives. I am strength-based, trauma informed, anti-racist, ally to LGBTQ+ community and Health at Every Size aligned.
(510) 674-0147 View (510) 674-0147
Photo of Alyson Pena, Licensed Professional Counselor in 94536, CA
Alyson Pena
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94536
My name is Alyson Pena, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California. I am deeply passionate about guiding couples to create healthy, connected, and fulfilling relationships utilizing RLT and Gottman methods. I can help couples who are stuck in repeated patterns of hurting each other, feel alone in their marriage, and simply want to feel desired again.
My name is Alyson Pena, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California. I am deeply passionate about guiding couples to create healthy, connected, and fulfilling relationships utilizing RLT and Gottman methods. I can help couples who are stuck in repeated patterns of hurting each other, feel alone in their marriage, and simply want to feel desired again.
(510) 930-1734 View (510) 930-1734

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94536

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 94536 who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
94% Anxiety
75% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
67% Grief
66% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Optum
77% Aetna
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94536 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94536?

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.