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Roderick Frith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560
My name is R. Murray Frith, Ph.D. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has enjoyed working primarily with kids of all ages and their families for about 8 years. Previously, I worked as a social worker with foster kids and their foster families for about 10 years. I have gotten much positive feedback over the years for my work, from supervisors, colleagues, kids, and their other family members and have found it to be very rewarding.
My name is R. Murray Frith, Ph.D. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has enjoyed working primarily with kids of all ages and their families for about 8 years. Previously, I worked as a social worker with foster kids and their foster families for about 10 years. I have gotten much positive feedback over the years for my work, from supervisors, colleagues, kids, and their other family members and have found it to be very rewarding.
(510) 650-1204 View (510) 650-1204
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Kim Simmons
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560
I am passionate about recovery and being of service. I believe effectiveness is the measure of truth and if you can conceive it you can achieve it. I utilize a comprehensive approach to dealing with life on life's terms. I specialize in treating addiction as a disease in mind, body, and spirit. Happiness is something we find along the way, not something we get at the end of the rainbow. When the pain of staying the same outweighs the fear of change then change will occur. Sometimes we feel powerless and our lives become unmanageable so it's important to find support and guidance to help create a life you don't need to escape from.
I am passionate about recovery and being of service. I believe effectiveness is the measure of truth and if you can conceive it you can achieve it. I utilize a comprehensive approach to dealing with life on life's terms. I specialize in treating addiction as a disease in mind, body, and spirit. Happiness is something we find along the way, not something we get at the end of the rainbow. When the pain of staying the same outweighs the fear of change then change will occur. Sometimes we feel powerless and our lives become unmanageable so it's important to find support and guidance to help create a life you don't need to escape from.
(415) 862-1765 View (415) 862-1765
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Erin Andrews
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, CA 94560  (Online Only)
The purpose of therapy from my perspective is working to gain understanding about yourself and the underlying rationale for what makes you you so that you can take steps to be the best version of yourself. I tailor my approach to each individual's unique needs and work with them to actively restructure the patterns of thought and behavior that are keeping them stuck and unhappy, allowing them to move through life with a greater sense of freedom, clarity, confidence and purpose. My ultimate goal is to empower individuals to live fuller, more satisfying lives.
The purpose of therapy from my perspective is working to gain understanding about yourself and the underlying rationale for what makes you you so that you can take steps to be the best version of yourself. I tailor my approach to each individual's unique needs and work with them to actively restructure the patterns of thought and behavior that are keeping them stuck and unhappy, allowing them to move through life with a greater sense of freedom, clarity, confidence and purpose. My ultimate goal is to empower individuals to live fuller, more satisfying lives.
(332) 239-6602 View (332) 239-6602
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Martin Ramirez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560
Hello, my name is Martin Ramirez. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and I have been working for the last 4 years in Fresno and now Sacramento County. I work with teens, young adults, and their parents and specialize in trauma, anxiety, and depressive disorders. I utilize skills from Trauma Focused CBT and use a Humanistic and Object relations approach to provide practical skills, tools, empathy, and understanding to my clients. Most of my clients do not find themselves always seen or represented in the mainstream because of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or neurodivergent identities.
Hello, my name is Martin Ramirez. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and I have been working for the last 4 years in Fresno and now Sacramento County. I work with teens, young adults, and their parents and specialize in trauma, anxiety, and depressive disorders. I utilize skills from Trauma Focused CBT and use a Humanistic and Object relations approach to provide practical skills, tools, empathy, and understanding to my clients. Most of my clients do not find themselves always seen or represented in the mainstream because of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or neurodivergent identities.
(510) 327-3533 View (510) 327-3533
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Jessica Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560  (Online Only)
Welcome to my practice! Are you currently navigating a challenging phase in your life and seeking support? As a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, my passion lies in assisting people during difficult times. If you're facing hurdles in your relationships, whether with yourself or others, you're not alone. I support clients navigating life's intricate transitions by offering strategies for managing feelings and behaviors no longer serving their growth. My commitment is to empower you to foster healthier and more helpful patterns, while cultivating self-awareness and empathy for both you and those in your life.
Welcome to my practice! Are you currently navigating a challenging phase in your life and seeking support? As a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience, my passion lies in assisting people during difficult times. If you're facing hurdles in your relationships, whether with yourself or others, you're not alone. I support clients navigating life's intricate transitions by offering strategies for managing feelings and behaviors no longer serving their growth. My commitment is to empower you to foster healthier and more helpful patterns, while cultivating self-awareness and empathy for both you and those in your life.
(415) 417-2854 View (415) 417-2854
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Sara Morrow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560  (Online Only)
My style is interactive; you are very much a part of the journey and our work is tailored to fit your needs. I provide a nonjudgmental place to honor your truth and bring your thoughts and feelings. By getting rid of any shame, you can start to heal, grow and discover that the most important relationship is with yourself. When you can love, appreciate, and live peacefully inside yourself, your ability to connect with others and your true passions can support you in all the right ways. I look forward to speaking with you!
My style is interactive; you are very much a part of the journey and our work is tailored to fit your needs. I provide a nonjudgmental place to honor your truth and bring your thoughts and feelings. By getting rid of any shame, you can start to heal, grow and discover that the most important relationship is with yourself. When you can love, appreciate, and live peacefully inside yourself, your ability to connect with others and your true passions can support you in all the right ways. I look forward to speaking with you!
(415) 949-7303 View (415) 949-7303
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Karen Choi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560
Have you been feeling down or unmotivated lately? Feeling lost or couldn't stop worrying? You're definitely not alone. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious; dealing with breakups, relationship stress, family conflicts, work problems, insomnia, constant self doubt, or aiming to boost confidence/self esteem; therapy may be a good starting point to help you expand your capacity to cope and recover from emotional distress. My work consists of using non-judgmental and collaborative approach to help you establish and develop skills to optimize your ability to overcome a wide range of stressors and concerns.
Have you been feeling down or unmotivated lately? Feeling lost or couldn't stop worrying? You're definitely not alone. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious; dealing with breakups, relationship stress, family conflicts, work problems, insomnia, constant self doubt, or aiming to boost confidence/self esteem; therapy may be a good starting point to help you expand your capacity to cope and recover from emotional distress. My work consists of using non-judgmental and collaborative approach to help you establish and develop skills to optimize your ability to overcome a wide range of stressors and concerns.
(510) 822-7397 View (510) 822-7397
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Parsi Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560
There are times everyone needs to feel heard, especially during times of uncertainty. My focus is to help clients navigate life transitions, teach coping skills to manage anxiety, depression, grief, and loss, and nurture a strong identity. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a holistic approach that draws from CBT, psycho-dynamic, and mindfulness-based models that help to work through negative thought and behavioral patterns while building insight into intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships.
There are times everyone needs to feel heard, especially during times of uncertainty. My focus is to help clients navigate life transitions, teach coping skills to manage anxiety, depression, grief, and loss, and nurture a strong identity. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a holistic approach that draws from CBT, psycho-dynamic, and mindfulness-based models that help to work through negative thought and behavioral patterns while building insight into intrapersonal and interpersonal relationships.
(510) 661-3572 View (510) 661-3572
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Annie Du
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel overworked, over-stressed, and overwhelmed? Many of my clients come into therapy struggling with some form of stress and anxiety, particularly stemming from an unease and dissatisfaction with how their life is going. Many feel “stuck” — uncertain on how to handle these nagging feelings. I have extensive experience working with professionals in highly demanding career fields, especially those dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety in their job. I specialize in working with Type-A, high achievers, particularly those struggling with issues such as work/life balance, perfectionism, and impostor syndrome.
Do you feel overworked, over-stressed, and overwhelmed? Many of my clients come into therapy struggling with some form of stress and anxiety, particularly stemming from an unease and dissatisfaction with how their life is going. Many feel “stuck” — uncertain on how to handle these nagging feelings. I have extensive experience working with professionals in highly demanding career fields, especially those dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety in their job. I specialize in working with Type-A, high achievers, particularly those struggling with issues such as work/life balance, perfectionism, and impostor syndrome.
(510) 867-3810 View (510) 867-3810
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Erica Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560
I am a bilingual/bi-cultural, therapist with experience working with a diverse population over the course of my education and training. I work with adolescents and adults who have trouble with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, difficulty processing and/or coming to terms with history of trauma, and individuals questioning the source of their self-doubt and/or self-criticism. I use an eclectic approach of integrating evidence based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Treatment and Motivational Interviewing
I am a bilingual/bi-cultural, therapist with experience working with a diverse population over the course of my education and training. I work with adolescents and adults who have trouble with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, difficulty processing and/or coming to terms with history of trauma, and individuals questioning the source of their self-doubt and/or self-criticism. I use an eclectic approach of integrating evidence based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Treatment and Motivational Interviewing
(510) 880-3499 View (510) 880-3499
Arlene Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560
Welcome! My name is Arlene Yumol. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. You might find yourself here because you are trying to get through one of life's many battles. My goal is to join you in navigating these struggles so that you may find hope, healing, and lasting relationships. I am passionate about working with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. I have experience working with clients on issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, grief/loss, identity issues, relationship struggles, and spiritual issues.
Welcome! My name is Arlene Yumol. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. You might find yourself here because you are trying to get through one of life's many battles. My goal is to join you in navigating these struggles so that you may find hope, healing, and lasting relationships. I am passionate about working with individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. I have experience working with clients on issues such as anxiety, depression, family conflict, grief/loss, identity issues, relationship struggles, and spiritual issues.
(510) 362-7115 View (510) 362-7115
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Courtney Spencer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560  (Online Only)
I'm passionate about being a therapist and believe that the therapeutic process is instrumental in helping clients address and navigate difficult life experiences. Through a collaborative, strengths-based approach, clients identify places where they feel stuck and learn and practice skills that support their therapy goals. I believe in making therapy both accessible and enjoyable so that clients walk away with an understanding of the challenges they face and a readiness to embrace a more fulfilled life.
I'm passionate about being a therapist and believe that the therapeutic process is instrumental in helping clients address and navigate difficult life experiences. Through a collaborative, strengths-based approach, clients identify places where they feel stuck and learn and practice skills that support their therapy goals. I believe in making therapy both accessible and enjoyable so that clients walk away with an understanding of the challenges they face and a readiness to embrace a more fulfilled life.
(310) 906-4667 View (310) 906-4667
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Alyce Botwinick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560
My name is Alyce Botwinick. I am an LCSW practicing in Telehealth in California. This platform allows me to work with clients anywhere in my state. I find using a Psychodynamic approach assists clients in exploring and identifying problematic behavior patterns as well as negativity biases. Offering practices based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindful Awareness allows my clients to learn strategies to better understand themselves, have healthier relationships, and become more resilient. My clients have been my greatest teachers.
My name is Alyce Botwinick. I am an LCSW practicing in Telehealth in California. This platform allows me to work with clients anywhere in my state. I find using a Psychodynamic approach assists clients in exploring and identifying problematic behavior patterns as well as negativity biases. Offering practices based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindful Awareness allows my clients to learn strategies to better understand themselves, have healthier relationships, and become more resilient. My clients have been my greatest teachers.
(510) 974-7132 View (510) 974-7132
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Cynthia Fong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
25 Endorsed
Newark, CA 94560
Growing up, I heard a lot of negative things about therapy. You may have also experienced a cultural stigma against the idea of talking about your innermost thoughts and feelings with someone other than family or friends. However, I believe everyone can work towards happiness with the right kind of support in their lives. I provide online counseling for adults or teens who are seeking help with anxiety, post traumatic stress, prenatal & postpartum concerns, high-pressure work/school, and more.
Growing up, I heard a lot of negative things about therapy. You may have also experienced a cultural stigma against the idea of talking about your innermost thoughts and feelings with someone other than family or friends. However, I believe everyone can work towards happiness with the right kind of support in their lives. I provide online counseling for adults or teens who are seeking help with anxiety, post traumatic stress, prenatal & postpartum concerns, high-pressure work/school, and more.
(833) 339-8437 View (833) 339-8437
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Anupama Nagaraj
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560  (Online Only)
I am an insightful and engaging therapist who supports and motivates clients to become empowered in reaching their goals and being grounded in themselves. I deeply listen and ask questions to create an open, transparent, and non-judgmental environment. By growing up in an immigrant, bi-cultural family, I understand and accept different world views and perspectives. I want my clients to tune into their inner wisdom as everyone has the gifts within themselves to grow and build resiliency when facing life’s challenges.
I am an insightful and engaging therapist who supports and motivates clients to become empowered in reaching their goals and being grounded in themselves. I deeply listen and ask questions to create an open, transparent, and non-judgmental environment. By growing up in an immigrant, bi-cultural family, I understand and accept different world views and perspectives. I want my clients to tune into their inner wisdom as everyone has the gifts within themselves to grow and build resiliency when facing life’s challenges.
(415) 851-7419 View (415) 851-7419
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LaQeishia Hagans
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560  (Online Only)
I provide a supportive, collaborative, and professional relationship with the clients so that they can feel safe to express themselves and any needs that they may have. My role is to assist the client with identifying, processing, and implementing what the client needs in order to reach their goals.
I provide a supportive, collaborative, and professional relationship with the clients so that they can feel safe to express themselves and any needs that they may have. My role is to assist the client with identifying, processing, and implementing what the client needs in order to reach their goals.
(415) 966-2876 View (415) 966-2876
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Malinda Bilbrey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560  (Online Only)
I believe in helping people find a mindful balance. My approach to my sessions are to ensure clients feel supported, heard, and to assure a safe, secure environment of healing, without judgement. I have over 15 years experience of helping clients develop coping skills, learn problem solving and adaptive skills related to stress management, anxiety, depression, autism, relationships, attachment, life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, domestic violence issues, family, parenting, co-parenting, divorce, separations, self-esteem or self-improvement, and personal growth.
I believe in helping people find a mindful balance. My approach to my sessions are to ensure clients feel supported, heard, and to assure a safe, secure environment of healing, without judgement. I have over 15 years experience of helping clients develop coping skills, learn problem solving and adaptive skills related to stress management, anxiety, depression, autism, relationships, attachment, life transitions, grief and loss, trauma, domestic violence issues, family, parenting, co-parenting, divorce, separations, self-esteem or self-improvement, and personal growth.
(415) 797-0512 View (415) 797-0512
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Sarah De La Cerda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, CA 94560  (Online Only)
My experience is working with diverse populations including Latina/o/x, Chicana/o/x, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I have supported people with various issues including, with anxiety, depression, caregiver stress, relational issues, social/racial identity, dealing with health conditions, struggling with sleep, the elderly, peripartum and postpartum parents, healthcare workers experiencing burnout. I am passionate about helping individuals transition from thriving to surviving.
My experience is working with diverse populations including Latina/o/x, Chicana/o/x, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I have supported people with various issues including, with anxiety, depression, caregiver stress, relational issues, social/racial identity, dealing with health conditions, struggling with sleep, the elderly, peripartum and postpartum parents, healthcare workers experiencing burnout. I am passionate about helping individuals transition from thriving to surviving.
(415) 858-6998 View (415) 858-6998
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Evelyn Schmechtig Cochran
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, CA 94560  (Online Only)
As a relationship therapist, I am committed to the enhancement and the healing of distressed relationships. I see busy professionals who care about life and relationships and who are seeking greater and deeper emotional connection with those in their lives. It is my goal to help others improve their communication, resolve relationship conflict, and deepen personal intimacy. I see individuals, couples, and families. I am upbeat yet compassionate, patient yet encouraging, book smart and trained, as well as intuitive and experienced.
As a relationship therapist, I am committed to the enhancement and the healing of distressed relationships. I see busy professionals who care about life and relationships and who are seeking greater and deeper emotional connection with those in their lives. It is my goal to help others improve their communication, resolve relationship conflict, and deepen personal intimacy. I see individuals, couples, and families. I am upbeat yet compassionate, patient yet encouraging, book smart and trained, as well as intuitive and experienced.
(510) 746-8142 View (510) 746-8142
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Sharifa Freightman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, CA 94560  (Online Only)
I am currently providing telehealth (phone or video) appointments. Are you motivated to address family-of-origin, mood, or interpersonal issues in psychotherapy? I enjoy working with clients who want to improve their self-esteem and assertiveness, in particular people who would be considered late social bloomers (including socially awkward/mildly anxious). My ideal client wants to break out of self- or other-imposed limitations so that they can live a full life that is in line with their own sense of sovereignty.
I am currently providing telehealth (phone or video) appointments. Are you motivated to address family-of-origin, mood, or interpersonal issues in psychotherapy? I enjoy working with clients who want to improve their self-esteem and assertiveness, in particular people who would be considered late social bloomers (including socially awkward/mildly anxious). My ideal client wants to break out of self- or other-imposed limitations so that they can live a full life that is in line with their own sense of sovereignty.
(341) 888-6016 View (341) 888-6016

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94560

70+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in 94560 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
92% Depression
69% Stress
68% Grief
65% Self Esteem
64% Relationship Issues
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% Anthem | Elevance
73% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in 94560 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94560?

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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.