Therapists in 94541

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Mayra Ruelas-Ramirez
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541
Hola! I am a bilingual LMFT. It is my priority to offer culturally responsive, social justice-oriented, LGBTQ+-affirming therapy that serve the unique needs of each client. Are you looking for a trauma-focused therapist that has experience working with individuals and families who have experienced single and or complex trauma events in childhood or adulthood and intergenerational trauma? I have experience working with trauma, family conflict, mood disorders, etc. I practice evidence-based treatments such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems and can tailor other techniques based on your needs.
Hola! I am a bilingual LMFT. It is my priority to offer culturally responsive, social justice-oriented, LGBTQ+-affirming therapy that serve the unique needs of each client. Are you looking for a trauma-focused therapist that has experience working with individuals and families who have experienced single and or complex trauma events in childhood or adulthood and intergenerational trauma? I have experience working with trauma, family conflict, mood disorders, etc. I practice evidence-based treatments such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems and can tailor other techniques based on your needs.
(510) 210-1028 View (510) 210-1028
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HOPE Program
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541
Life can be full of challenges and obstacles that can lead us to feel off-center, whether in our relationships, jobs, mental health, or sexual behaviors. Many of us can have a hard time asking for help. Fear, shame, or the need to be self-sufficient are feelings that can get in the way of recognizing when we need help - and reaching out and asking for it. You're not alone! The HOPE Program offers a judgment-free zone to explore, understand, and manage your problem behaviors to help you build your envisioned life from day one. Let's leverage your strengths to identify, plan, and conquer challenges together.
Life can be full of challenges and obstacles that can lead us to feel off-center, whether in our relationships, jobs, mental health, or sexual behaviors. Many of us can have a hard time asking for help. Fear, shame, or the need to be self-sufficient are feelings that can get in the way of recognizing when we need help - and reaching out and asking for it. You're not alone! The HOPE Program offers a judgment-free zone to explore, understand, and manage your problem behaviors to help you build your envisioned life from day one. Let's leverage your strengths to identify, plan, and conquer challenges together.
(341) 999-7674 View (341) 999-7674
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Jacob Hiykel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541
Hi there, I'm Jacob! I am a Humanistic & Person-Centered therapist. I value the therapeutic relationship and believe it is through trust, understanding, and compassion goals can be reached together. I believe in supporting each individual based on their cultural, spiritual, and personal values. I enjoy spending time with animals and nature and am currently working toward becoming an LBL past life regressionist.
Hi there, I'm Jacob! I am a Humanistic & Person-Centered therapist. I value the therapeutic relationship and believe it is through trust, understanding, and compassion goals can be reached together. I believe in supporting each individual based on their cultural, spiritual, and personal values. I enjoy spending time with animals and nature and am currently working toward becoming an LBL past life regressionist.
(510) 900-7434 View (510) 900-7434
Dominique Angela Negrette
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541  (Online Only)
I practice in the San Francisco Bay Area providing services in English and Spanish to individuals and their families. I utilize therapeutic modalities such as client-centered, psychodynamic, attachment based, narrative, solution focused, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). I hold a commitment to decolonize therapy and practice cultural humility with all people I work with. I hold experience working with teens and adults experiencing imbalances such as addiction issues, complex trauma, mood disorders, identify issues, and more.
I practice in the San Francisco Bay Area providing services in English and Spanish to individuals and their families. I utilize therapeutic modalities such as client-centered, psychodynamic, attachment based, narrative, solution focused, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). I hold a commitment to decolonize therapy and practice cultural humility with all people I work with. I hold experience working with teens and adults experiencing imbalances such as addiction issues, complex trauma, mood disorders, identify issues, and more.
(341) 348-8714 View (341) 348-8714
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Jorcyelin's Private Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My job is to work myself out of a job. I work with youth, adults, and families through decision making and strengthening life skills, by emphasizing relationships and making laughter a priority.​ I hold a relational lens in my practice, focused on not only your relationship with others, but also on your relationship with yourself. The key to therapeutic services, and relationships in general, is to make sure that there is a level of trust and comfort for the client to build rapport and explore experiences without feeling shame or judgement.
My job is to work myself out of a job. I work with youth, adults, and families through decision making and strengthening life skills, by emphasizing relationships and making laughter a priority.​ I hold a relational lens in my practice, focused on not only your relationship with others, but also on your relationship with yourself. The key to therapeutic services, and relationships in general, is to make sure that there is a level of trust and comfort for the client to build rapport and explore experiences without feeling shame or judgement.
(510) 405-7742 View (510) 405-7742
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Hieu Pham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541
Hi there! My name is Hieu Pham, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from California, and I am here to support you through your mental health journey. I enjoy working with young college students and adults who are struggling to make decisions, who are facing periods of major change, and who are experiencing relationship challenges. I see my clients through a lens of humility where I invite you to teach me about your life, your unique challenges, and your needs as I support you in reaching your goals in therapy.
Hi there! My name is Hieu Pham, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from California, and I am here to support you through your mental health journey. I enjoy working with young college students and adults who are struggling to make decisions, who are facing periods of major change, and who are experiencing relationship challenges. I see my clients through a lens of humility where I invite you to teach me about your life, your unique challenges, and your needs as I support you in reaching your goals in therapy.
(510) 592-6176 View (510) 592-6176
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Ashley Murtagh
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC, LPCC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Wow…being in your head feels like a sh!t show some days, right? The constant thoughts that are letting you know every “what if” that could happen, all the reasons why something isn’t going to work out, and all those beliefs about yourself that deep down (deep deep down) you know aren’t true! They just aren’t. But all these pesky thoughts are holding you back and weighing you down. And all you want to do is float around, be carefree, do all the things you KNOW you can do, and live your best life right? You can change your thoughts, which means you can change your life. So let’s do this!
Wow…being in your head feels like a sh!t show some days, right? The constant thoughts that are letting you know every “what if” that could happen, all the reasons why something isn’t going to work out, and all those beliefs about yourself that deep down (deep deep down) you know aren’t true! They just aren’t. But all these pesky thoughts are holding you back and weighing you down. And all you want to do is float around, be carefree, do all the things you KNOW you can do, and live your best life right? You can change your thoughts, which means you can change your life. So let’s do this!
(510) 983-4296 View (510) 983-4296
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Katherine (Katie) Au
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Therapy should be an individualized experience with the goal of guiding you through life's challenges and helping you find the emotional gold in your life. I am here to partner with you in exploring your goals, taming your stressors and claiming the life you want to live. A little about me; I love to laugh and refuse to take myself too seriously. I strive to provide open, honest communication and allyship. My hope is to continue exploring, uplifting, advocating and growing. I believe in creating safe spaces for others to explore themselves with grace, humility, caring, and some fun too!
Therapy should be an individualized experience with the goal of guiding you through life's challenges and helping you find the emotional gold in your life. I am here to partner with you in exploring your goals, taming your stressors and claiming the life you want to live. A little about me; I love to laugh and refuse to take myself too seriously. I strive to provide open, honest communication and allyship. My hope is to continue exploring, uplifting, advocating and growing. I believe in creating safe spaces for others to explore themselves with grace, humility, caring, and some fun too!
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Glorialee Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPCS
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541
I have specialized in working with children and families for over 12 years with addressing conflicts within the family system, providing parent coaching and support and helping clients with evaluating their life situations while they undergo major life changes. I see my clients from a nonjudgmental stance to support them in their personal journey/family journey leading them down a path of discovery. Are you ready to embark on a journey that will lead you to end and start new chapters in your life and learn behaviors that may led to you experiencing peace, fulfillment in life and wellness. If so, I can support you.
I have specialized in working with children and families for over 12 years with addressing conflicts within the family system, providing parent coaching and support and helping clients with evaluating their life situations while they undergo major life changes. I see my clients from a nonjudgmental stance to support them in their personal journey/family journey leading them down a path of discovery. Are you ready to embark on a journey that will lead you to end and start new chapters in your life and learn behaviors that may led to you experiencing peace, fulfillment in life and wellness. If so, I can support you.
(925) 633-5359 View (925) 633-5359
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Bernadette Baltazar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541  (Online Only)
Welcome to an empathetic, warm, and collaborative space where self-discovery awaits. As a therapist, my aim is to guide you on life's journey and help you uncover its true meaning. I am here to support you through challenging times by providing coping tools and assisting you in exploring your goals and dreams. Together, we will uncover your innate resilience and foster stronger, more meaningful connections. with a holistic and honest approach, I will help you identify and transform unhealthy thought patterns, enhancing your overall quality of life. Let's embark on a transformative journey towards personal growth and THRIVE.
Welcome to an empathetic, warm, and collaborative space where self-discovery awaits. As a therapist, my aim is to guide you on life's journey and help you uncover its true meaning. I am here to support you through challenging times by providing coping tools and assisting you in exploring your goals and dreams. Together, we will uncover your innate resilience and foster stronger, more meaningful connections. with a holistic and honest approach, I will help you identify and transform unhealthy thought patterns, enhancing your overall quality of life. Let's embark on a transformative journey towards personal growth and THRIVE.
(341) 766-0904 View (341) 766-0904
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Martina Friedrich
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hayward, CA 94541  (Online Only)
I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I find this type of trauma therapy to be helpful in treating depression, anxiety, and past painful experiences that have resulted in negative thoughts and beliefs about ourselves. My goal is to help you look at yourself and your pain differently, in a way that will create hope for you and help you to reach your goals and your "best self."
I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I find this type of trauma therapy to be helpful in treating depression, anxiety, and past painful experiences that have resulted in negative thoughts and beliefs about ourselves. My goal is to help you look at yourself and your pain differently, in a way that will create hope for you and help you to reach your goals and your "best self."
(415) 225-6290 View (415) 225-6290
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Ana Luz Sigala Quezada
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541
Hello, I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Marriage and Family Therapist. I am licensed in California and Utah. I have a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Mount Saint Marys University in Los Angeles, CA. I take a compassionate and proactive therapeutic approach to collaborate with my client on creating a treatment plan focused on enhancing and improving their life. For the past six years, I've provided mental health services in community centers, schools, and telehealth therapy with adults, families, and children.
Hello, I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Marriage and Family Therapist. I am licensed in California and Utah. I have a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Mount Saint Marys University in Los Angeles, CA. I take a compassionate and proactive therapeutic approach to collaborate with my client on creating a treatment plan focused on enhancing and improving their life. For the past six years, I've provided mental health services in community centers, schools, and telehealth therapy with adults, families, and children.
(510) 880-3692 View (510) 880-3692
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Alice Magnusson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541
Hello, there! I am Alice Hamlin-Magnusson, MA, LMFT, PPSC, and I absolutely love what I do. As a therapist, I am not working; I am doing what I genuinely enjoy which is learning about you and what you would like your life to look like. Please feel free to reach out to me in order to set up a free phone consultation. I believe that not every therapist will jive with every client, so it is important both that you feel comfortable and safe with me and also that I feel that I can meet your needs therapeutically. I look forward to getting to know you better!
Hello, there! I am Alice Hamlin-Magnusson, MA, LMFT, PPSC, and I absolutely love what I do. As a therapist, I am not working; I am doing what I genuinely enjoy which is learning about you and what you would like your life to look like. Please feel free to reach out to me in order to set up a free phone consultation. I believe that not every therapist will jive with every client, so it is important both that you feel comfortable and safe with me and also that I feel that I can meet your needs therapeutically. I look forward to getting to know you better!
(510) 824-8619 View (510) 824-8619
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Ross Lisman
Psychologist, CP
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541
I am a licensed clinical psychologist (Ph.D.) and I specialize in helping you along your path to healing using evidence-based practices provided with warmth and care. I want to work with you to both reduce the symptoms that have been interfering with your life and help you to build a life worth living! I have extensive experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, bipolar disorder, addiction, and borderline personality disorder.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist (Ph.D.) and I specialize in helping you along your path to healing using evidence-based practices provided with warmth and care. I want to work with you to both reduce the symptoms that have been interfering with your life and help you to build a life worth living! I have extensive experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, sleep issues, bipolar disorder, addiction, and borderline personality disorder.
(510) 904-0429 View (510) 904-0429
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Bernadette Antoinette Wood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541  (Online Only)
I have been a therapist for 4 years.I have provided both individual therapy and ASW supervision hours. I have conducted over 12,000 therapy sessions mainly for trauma. I have experience working with adult survivors of child abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, commercial exploiation, and rape. I have experience working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, divorce, family separation, and caretaker fatigue. I also have experience working with adults dealing with significant life/career changes, and those dealing with crisis situations. Let's empty your trauma bucket, learn better boundaries, and establish good self-care.
I have been a therapist for 4 years.I have provided both individual therapy and ASW supervision hours. I have conducted over 12,000 therapy sessions mainly for trauma. I have experience working with adult survivors of child abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, commercial exploiation, and rape. I have experience working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, divorce, family separation, and caretaker fatigue. I also have experience working with adults dealing with significant life/career changes, and those dealing with crisis situations. Let's empty your trauma bucket, learn better boundaries, and establish good self-care.
(510) 630-1972 View (510) 630-1972
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Damanpreet Kaur Mangat
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hayward, CA 94541  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
It does not matter if it is conflict, lack of close relationships,connections, or traumatic memories of abuse, unbalanced and disrupted relationship patterns can lead to depression, anxiety, trauma, and range of addictions. A highly skilled professional with non-judgemental approach can help you safely explore reasons behind your distress, promote personal growth.I provide a safe non-judgemental confidential space, Where you will feel valued,accepted, and understood. A space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings bringing new insights.
It does not matter if it is conflict, lack of close relationships,connections, or traumatic memories of abuse, unbalanced and disrupted relationship patterns can lead to depression, anxiety, trauma, and range of addictions. A highly skilled professional with non-judgemental approach can help you safely explore reasons behind your distress, promote personal growth.I provide a safe non-judgemental confidential space, Where you will feel valued,accepted, and understood. A space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings bringing new insights.
(510) 998-3082 View (510) 998-3082
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Luisa Merino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541
Life can be difficult, challenging, and overwhelming at times. I am here to partner with you and assist you in your journey toward growth and wellness.
Life can be difficult, challenging, and overwhelming at times. I am here to partner with you and assist you in your journey toward growth and wellness.
(510) 422-1550 View (510) 422-1550
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Shequita S Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541
We all have challenges in life, and it takes courage and support to make the changes you strive for. As a Black woman, who lives with limited vision, I have the experience of being vulnerable and making life changes with the support of others. As a result, I know that by working with support, you can have the full life that you so readily deserve. As a therapist, I am someone who will work with you to build healthier ways to manage your emotions, incorporate coping skills during times of challenge, and to learn acceptance and self-compassion. Resulting in the person you want to be.
We all have challenges in life, and it takes courage and support to make the changes you strive for. As a Black woman, who lives with limited vision, I have the experience of being vulnerable and making life changes with the support of others. As a result, I know that by working with support, you can have the full life that you so readily deserve. As a therapist, I am someone who will work with you to build healthier ways to manage your emotions, incorporate coping skills during times of challenge, and to learn acceptance and self-compassion. Resulting in the person you want to be.
(341) 222-3833 View (341) 222-3833
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Jessica Press
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541
Do you feel overwhelmed by your feelings or controlled by your emotions? Do you want to understand yourself better? Have you ever found yourself thinking, "why did I respond that way?" There are times in life where an outside, non-bias person can support you through this process. My name is Jessica. I am a LCSW and I have worked with men and women in different settings and at different stages of life. Life is hard and can present challenges and experiences that can be overwhelming or confusing. Seeking support is not easy and can be intimidating. However, despite all that you are reaching out and I applaud you!
Do you feel overwhelmed by your feelings or controlled by your emotions? Do you want to understand yourself better? Have you ever found yourself thinking, "why did I respond that way?" There are times in life where an outside, non-bias person can support you through this process. My name is Jessica. I am a LCSW and I have worked with men and women in different settings and at different stages of life. Life is hard and can present challenges and experiences that can be overwhelming or confusing. Seeking support is not easy and can be intimidating. However, despite all that you are reaching out and I applaud you!
(657) 837-5366 View (657) 837-5366
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Bryan Tucker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Hayward, CA 94541
I tend to be open, non-judmental and able to listen well to a broad range of individuals. I have experience with people from many walks of life, varying backgrounds and have worked in the mental health field since 2002. If you desire someone to help you feel more self-acceptance, clarity and meaning I may be able to help. I have a passion for learning about human psychology, a passion I would pursue even if I were not practicing as a therapist. I like to write about human psychology and continue to read and self-educate extensively.
I tend to be open, non-judmental and able to listen well to a broad range of individuals. I have experience with people from many walks of life, varying backgrounds and have worked in the mental health field since 2002. If you desire someone to help you feel more self-acceptance, clarity and meaning I may be able to help. I have a passion for learning about human psychology, a passion I would pursue even if I were not practicing as a therapist. I like to write about human psychology and continue to read and self-educate extensively.
(510) 488-6384 View (510) 488-6384

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Number of Therapists in 94541

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 94541 who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
84% Depression
81% Coping Skills
73% Relationship Issues
68% Family Conflict
66% Grief
66% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Optum
79% Aetna
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94541 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94541?

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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.