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Gurminder Sahasi
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538  (Online Only)
Gurminder Sahasi is an experienced Clinical Psychologist (PSY) and multilingual professional (English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Panjabi) with over 40 years of experience. She works with adults and seniors who struggle with a variety of challenges, including anger, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Gurminder earned her doctoral degree from the Pacific Institute in San Fransisco, CA, and has the expertise to identify and help diagnose what's bothering you. With her assistance, you'll chart a course to resolve your issues or mental health conditions together, as a team.
Gurminder Sahasi is an experienced Clinical Psychologist (PSY) and multilingual professional (English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Panjabi) with over 40 years of experience. She works with adults and seniors who struggle with a variety of challenges, including anger, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Gurminder earned her doctoral degree from the Pacific Institute in San Fransisco, CA, and has the expertise to identify and help diagnose what's bothering you. With her assistance, you'll chart a course to resolve your issues or mental health conditions together, as a team.
(510) 573-8764 View (510) 573-8764
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The Compassion Group
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
Our ideal client is someone who is looking to grow or heal from their emotional pain. We help countless people live their best lives by accepting who they are and help in overcoming life's challenges. Our clients come from a diverse background, so we are proud to provide therapy in English, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese!
Our ideal client is someone who is looking to grow or heal from their emotional pain. We help countless people live their best lives by accepting who they are and help in overcoming life's challenges. Our clients come from a diverse background, so we are proud to provide therapy in English, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese!
(510) 272-7265 View (510) 272-7265
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Deborah Lefferts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538  (Online Only)
With over 32 years experience, I help clients overcome the pain of past and current relationships and experience the pleasure in life they deserve. My approach is solution and goal oriented while utilizing knowledge of life history as appropriate to deepen the understanding of emotional problems and to empower change. My personality is warm yet active and engaged in the therapeutic process. I work most effectively with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief/loss, trauma, parenting issues and divorce recovery. I primarily utilize Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches in my work.
With over 32 years experience, I help clients overcome the pain of past and current relationships and experience the pleasure in life they deserve. My approach is solution and goal oriented while utilizing knowledge of life history as appropriate to deepen the understanding of emotional problems and to empower change. My personality is warm yet active and engaged in the therapeutic process. I work most effectively with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, grief/loss, trauma, parenting issues and divorce recovery. I primarily utilize Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches in my work.
(510) 924-0781 View (510) 924-0781
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Christine C Chen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
Christine strives to create a safe, warm, and supportive environment in which clients can freely express themselves, their heartaches and struggles without guilt or shame. She is passionate in assisting her clients to explore those “small steps” which can lead to positive changes and a life of hope rather than despair.
Christine strives to create a safe, warm, and supportive environment in which clients can freely express themselves, their heartaches and struggles without guilt or shame. She is passionate in assisting her clients to explore those “small steps” which can lead to positive changes and a life of hope rather than despair.
(510) 662-6396 View (510) 662-6396
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Yo-At Silverman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538  (Online Only)
Yo-At Silverman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who focuses on client care from a perspective of compassion, kindness, and adaptability. Yo-At began working in the field of mental health over 15 years ago, and in that time, she has worked with a wide variety of patients across mental health settings. Today, Yo-at works with adults as they navigate the roads of anxiety, depression, life-change, and adjustment struggles.
Yo-At Silverman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who focuses on client care from a perspective of compassion, kindness, and adaptability. Yo-At began working in the field of mental health over 15 years ago, and in that time, she has worked with a wide variety of patients across mental health settings. Today, Yo-at works with adults as they navigate the roads of anxiety, depression, life-change, and adjustment struggles.
(510) 767-0184 View (510) 767-0184
Catherine Young
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
Not accepting new clients
If you are interested in understanding yourself and/or others better, want to work on deeper issues, or would like to talk with someone in an open, nonjudgmental space, I may be a good fit for you. Additionally, if you are interested in working with a candidate in psychoanalysis, I may be able to offer affordable treatment to meet your needs.
If you are interested in understanding yourself and/or others better, want to work on deeper issues, or would like to talk with someone in an open, nonjudgmental space, I may be a good fit for you. Additionally, if you are interested in working with a candidate in psychoanalysis, I may be able to offer affordable treatment to meet your needs.
(510) 288-2794 View (510) 288-2794
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Yvonne Marie Rios
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538  (Online Only)
My experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. I treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. I provide therapy in English and Spanish. I received my Master's Degree from JFK University. I have been in the Mental Health field for 15 years. In my first 10 years I worked with children, teens, young adults, and families. Since then I have been working with adults.
My experience enables me to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. I treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. I provide therapy in English and Spanish. I received my Master's Degree from JFK University. I have been in the Mental Health field for 15 years. In my first 10 years I worked with children, teens, young adults, and families. Since then I have been working with adults.
(510) 800-6240 View (510) 800-6240
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Assata Harris
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94538
Do you need an ally in this stage of your life? I love to connect deeply with my clients as fellow human beings on the path to restoring vitality and meaning. If you're going through difficulties, anxiety, grief, depression, I'd love to help you navigate the stormy waters. I have a warm, supportive, yet action-oriented style that meets clients where they’re at, while gently guiding them to a better life. My goal is to help people feel comfortable, seen, and supported.
Do you need an ally in this stage of your life? I love to connect deeply with my clients as fellow human beings on the path to restoring vitality and meaning. If you're going through difficulties, anxiety, grief, depression, I'd love to help you navigate the stormy waters. I have a warm, supportive, yet action-oriented style that meets clients where they’re at, while gently guiding them to a better life. My goal is to help people feel comfortable, seen, and supported.
(510) 800-8332 View (510) 800-8332
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Carrie Gajowski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
Welcome! I am so glad you are here. I want you to know that you can have the life that you want and deserve. My name is Carrie Gajowski and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adults in complicated relationships. I work with people who are involved in relationships that aren’t working for them and they may not know why or what is happening. I will work alongside you to determine what you want and help you identify what you might need to do next in your relationship.
Welcome! I am so glad you are here. I want you to know that you can have the life that you want and deserve. My name is Carrie Gajowski and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adults in complicated relationships. I work with people who are involved in relationships that aren’t working for them and they may not know why or what is happening. I will work alongside you to determine what you want and help you identify what you might need to do next in your relationship.
(510) 214-4098 View (510) 214-4098
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Yoselin Ortiz-Luna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
Hello my name is Yoselin Ortiz-Luna, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with children, teen, adults and families. I've helped clients experiencing depression, anxiety, anger and behavioral issues, oppositional defiance, family conflict, life transitions, parenting, self-esteem and women's issues. Psychotherapy is a process in which a therapist and client can explore many areas of life, with the purpose of working towards positive change. I provide a strength-based, interculturally competent, and person centered approach using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution focused and attachment based therapy.
Hello my name is Yoselin Ortiz-Luna, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with children, teen, adults and families. I've helped clients experiencing depression, anxiety, anger and behavioral issues, oppositional defiance, family conflict, life transitions, parenting, self-esteem and women's issues. Psychotherapy is a process in which a therapist and client can explore many areas of life, with the purpose of working towards positive change. I provide a strength-based, interculturally competent, and person centered approach using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution focused and attachment based therapy.
(510) 726-6878 View (510) 726-6878
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Ashlyn Lussier
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
Hi, my name is Ashlyn Lussier. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I use a client-centered approach, working alongside you each session. I focus on helping adults with their self-confidence, boundaries, communication, trauma, depression, and more.
Hi, my name is Ashlyn Lussier. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I use a client-centered approach, working alongside you each session. I focus on helping adults with their self-confidence, boundaries, communication, trauma, depression, and more.
(510) 851-8412 View (510) 851-8412
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Jenna Young
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94538
Loneliness, pain, fear, and loss can weigh so heavy on our hearts and block us from fully living out our lives with joy and purpose. If you are in a place of feeling trapped and in need of relief and hope, I am so glad you are here. It is from my own experiences with grief, anxiety, and depression, and the healing I received from therapy that I felt called to be a therapist. I have a heart to create a warm and inviting space for my clients to show up as they are and feel fully heard, seen, and accepted. I desire to support and empower my clients as they process through their pain and work towards healing and transformation.
Loneliness, pain, fear, and loss can weigh so heavy on our hearts and block us from fully living out our lives with joy and purpose. If you are in a place of feeling trapped and in need of relief and hope, I am so glad you are here. It is from my own experiences with grief, anxiety, and depression, and the healing I received from therapy that I felt called to be a therapist. I have a heart to create a warm and inviting space for my clients to show up as they are and feel fully heard, seen, and accepted. I desire to support and empower my clients as they process through their pain and work towards healing and transformation.
(510) 422-0950 View (510) 422-0950
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Gabriela Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538  (Online Only)
Are life's challenges making it hard to feel happy, satisfied, or whole? That in spite of your best efforts, you keep feeling like you are coming up short in life? You want to feel complete, and happy, and connected with yourself and others. But, the anxiety of having to manage work, life, parenting, difficult life transitions like stepping into adulthood, or dealing with previous wounds that have not yet healed is becoming more than you can continue to carry on your own. I can help by creating a safe space to walk alongside you to lighten the load and build upon the strength you already possess.
Are life's challenges making it hard to feel happy, satisfied, or whole? That in spite of your best efforts, you keep feeling like you are coming up short in life? You want to feel complete, and happy, and connected with yourself and others. But, the anxiety of having to manage work, life, parenting, difficult life transitions like stepping into adulthood, or dealing with previous wounds that have not yet healed is becoming more than you can continue to carry on your own. I can help by creating a safe space to walk alongside you to lighten the load and build upon the strength you already possess.
(510) 619-2678 View (510) 619-2678
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Larissa J Bateman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94538
Welcome! I provide a safe place to explore what you are going through. Perhaps you haven't found the relationship you want or you are up nights worrying about the future. You might be working through childhood trauma, religious trauma, or trying to let go of a toxic relationship. You may be a new parent who feels overwhelmed and wonders "why did I do this?" Therapy is a wonderful place to find help! If you are an adult or teen struggling with your life I can help you feel like yourself again. Take a look at my website and schedule a free 15 minute consultation. www.calmingconnection.com
Welcome! I provide a safe place to explore what you are going through. Perhaps you haven't found the relationship you want or you are up nights worrying about the future. You might be working through childhood trauma, religious trauma, or trying to let go of a toxic relationship. You may be a new parent who feels overwhelmed and wonders "why did I do this?" Therapy is a wonderful place to find help! If you are an adult or teen struggling with your life I can help you feel like yourself again. Take a look at my website and schedule a free 15 minute consultation. www.calmingconnection.com
(510) 288-7667 View (510) 288-7667
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Hui Chen Huang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94538
Jenny is fluent in English and Mandarin. This skill is helpful for clients who struggle with changes in culture when moving to the United States. She is passionate and skilled in helping couples improve their communication skills, and she also enjoys working with individual adult clients on issues related to parenting, work stress, depression, and anxiety. As a bicultural therapist, She is interested in multicultural issues. She would like to help individuals with acculturation and adjustment issues.
Jenny is fluent in English and Mandarin. This skill is helpful for clients who struggle with changes in culture when moving to the United States. She is passionate and skilled in helping couples improve their communication skills, and she also enjoys working with individual adult clients on issues related to parenting, work stress, depression, and anxiety. As a bicultural therapist, She is interested in multicultural issues. She would like to help individuals with acculturation and adjustment issues.
(408) 454-8097 View (408) 454-8097
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Esther Wei
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LAADC, ICAADC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94538  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
An individual adult or couple who may benefit from seeing Esther has probably said to themselves, "My life is stuck in a rut or falling apart" or "We are so frustrated with dealing with each other!" Esther assists clients in untangling blurry webs of feelings, thoughts, and interactions in order to bring clarity to issues that may be the source of great pain and dissatisfaction. Esther provides a safe, empathetic environment that allows clients to feel heard and supported, especially when struggling with marital/relationship problems, depression/anxiety, trauma, and addiction/codependency.
An individual adult or couple who may benefit from seeing Esther has probably said to themselves, "My life is stuck in a rut or falling apart" or "We are so frustrated with dealing with each other!" Esther assists clients in untangling blurry webs of feelings, thoughts, and interactions in order to bring clarity to issues that may be the source of great pain and dissatisfaction. Esther provides a safe, empathetic environment that allows clients to feel heard and supported, especially when struggling with marital/relationship problems, depression/anxiety, trauma, and addiction/codependency.
(510) 900-5285 View (510) 900-5285
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Pooja Gupta
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94538
Soren Kierkegaard, A Danish Philosopher, once said, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Therapy is a journey of self-discovery. Therapy allows us the time and space to look inwards and explore our feelings, thoughts and behaviors to find some answers for ourselves. It is our time to tell our story so that we can make connections and find meaning in what we are feeling. We all grow and develop in the context of our experiences and relationships, and only when we understand the impact those experiences have had on our being, can we find the inner strength to move forwards with our lives.
Soren Kierkegaard, A Danish Philosopher, once said, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Therapy is a journey of self-discovery. Therapy allows us the time and space to look inwards and explore our feelings, thoughts and behaviors to find some answers for ourselves. It is our time to tell our story so that we can make connections and find meaning in what we are feeling. We all grow and develop in the context of our experiences and relationships, and only when we understand the impact those experiences have had on our being, can we find the inner strength to move forwards with our lives.
(650) 648-4380 View (650) 648-4380
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Lilia Gonzalez-Joly
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
Welcome! My name is Lilia Gonzalez-Joly, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in the mental health field for over 10 years. I offer individual and relationship psychotherapy. My goal is to help people develop sustainable coping skills to deal with a variety of issues. My sessions are both reflective and informative. These are some of the challenges I've helped people with: anxiety; depression; adjustment difficulties; communication break-down; past trauma; difficulty setting boundaries; bi-cultural differences and parenting dilemmas. I am bilingual, speak fluent Spanish and truly enjoy working with diverse clients.
Welcome! My name is Lilia Gonzalez-Joly, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working in the mental health field for over 10 years. I offer individual and relationship psychotherapy. My goal is to help people develop sustainable coping skills to deal with a variety of issues. My sessions are both reflective and informative. These are some of the challenges I've helped people with: anxiety; depression; adjustment difficulties; communication break-down; past trauma; difficulty setting boundaries; bi-cultural differences and parenting dilemmas. I am bilingual, speak fluent Spanish and truly enjoy working with diverse clients.
(510) 560-7396 View (510) 560-7396
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Maria M Mosqueda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremont, CA 94538
Bienvenidos! I have provided mental health services to diverse populations since 2009 in a variety of settings from school-based to residential. I support individuals struggling with the impact of trauma and immigration. Often traumatic and stressful experiences can leave a person feeling ‘different’, anxious, fearful, and hopeless. I am here to support those individuals heal and overcome the impact of traumatic experiences. I also support individuals struggling with self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, stress, and mild to moderate eating and weight disorders.
Bienvenidos! I have provided mental health services to diverse populations since 2009 in a variety of settings from school-based to residential. I support individuals struggling with the impact of trauma and immigration. Often traumatic and stressful experiences can leave a person feeling ‘different’, anxious, fearful, and hopeless. I am here to support those individuals heal and overcome the impact of traumatic experiences. I also support individuals struggling with self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety, stress, and mild to moderate eating and weight disorders.
(510) 296-6504 View (510) 296-6504
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Jemara Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fremont, CA 94538
My name is Jemara Garcia and my mission is to guide and support you in your healing process. I am a dedicated bilingual therapist with 12 years of experience in the mental health field in both hospital and community settings. My education and background in Social Work and Integrated Health have helped me to be sensitive to the systemic, environmental, and cultural factors that impact an individual's mental health. I specialize in anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, ADHD, schizophrenia, and bereavement. I am trained in evidence-based practices such as Interpersonal Psychotherapy and various Cognitive Behavioral Therapies.
My name is Jemara Garcia and my mission is to guide and support you in your healing process. I am a dedicated bilingual therapist with 12 years of experience in the mental health field in both hospital and community settings. My education and background in Social Work and Integrated Health have helped me to be sensitive to the systemic, environmental, and cultural factors that impact an individual's mental health. I specialize in anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, ADHD, schizophrenia, and bereavement. I am trained in evidence-based practices such as Interpersonal Psychotherapy and various Cognitive Behavioral Therapies.
(510) 617-1101 View (510) 617-1101

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94538

100+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 94538 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
67% Grief
65% Stress
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94538 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94538?

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.