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Samuel Arthur Malkemus
PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702  (Online Only)
As a holistic counselor I aim to create a safe space of acceptance, healing, and awakening. My focus involves helping you to gain awareness and clarity in relation to your life situation, and helping you to access your own inner wisdom and innate capacity for healing. My goal is to help you to fully flourish and reconnect to the life-force within. I bring my experience working with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds, facilitating groups both in the bay area and internationally, and teaching as a professor of clinical psychology and consciousness studies at John F. Kennedy University.
As a holistic counselor I aim to create a safe space of acceptance, healing, and awakening. My focus involves helping you to gain awareness and clarity in relation to your life situation, and helping you to access your own inner wisdom and innate capacity for healing. My goal is to help you to fully flourish and reconnect to the life-force within. I bring my experience working with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds, facilitating groups both in the bay area and internationally, and teaching as a professor of clinical psychology and consciousness studies at John F. Kennedy University.
(707) 505-9526 View (707) 505-9526
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Nikki N Sachs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe the therapeutic process is collaborative: You share your experience, I listen, respond, and together we find the way towards your goals and healing. Perhaps you have clear ideas about what you want to work on, or you might have a sense that life isn't going well, but you don't know why.  You may have experienced troubling events in the past or in the present; perhaps a family member, friend or boss has encouraged you to seek help.  I have more than 50 years of experience as a psychotherapist in the Bay Area. I welcome your call.
I believe the therapeutic process is collaborative: You share your experience, I listen, respond, and together we find the way towards your goals and healing. Perhaps you have clear ideas about what you want to work on, or you might have a sense that life isn't going well, but you don't know why.  You may have experienced troubling events in the past or in the present; perhaps a family member, friend or boss has encouraged you to seek help.  I have more than 50 years of experience as a psychotherapist in the Bay Area. I welcome your call.
(510) 606-9965 View (510) 606-9965
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Nancy Sarah Rothschild
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
Waitlist for new clients
As a long-time practitioner, my way of working has evolved from a more traditional dynamic approach to a deep interest in the bridge between mind/body spiritual traditions and contemporary psychology. I have much varied experience working with both men and women who struggle with the challenges of loneliness and living a conscious, fulfilling and spontaneous life. If you are feeling stressed, or if anxiety or depression have you wrestling with problems that never seem to resolve, perhaps it's time to turn for help to a compassionate and engaged therapist.
As a long-time practitioner, my way of working has evolved from a more traditional dynamic approach to a deep interest in the bridge between mind/body spiritual traditions and contemporary psychology. I have much varied experience working with both men and women who struggle with the challenges of loneliness and living a conscious, fulfilling and spontaneous life. If you are feeling stressed, or if anxiety or depression have you wrestling with problems that never seem to resolve, perhaps it's time to turn for help to a compassionate and engaged therapist.
(510) 730-3867 View (510) 730-3867
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Carrie Ann Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94702  (Online Only)
Welcome to the first step in interrupting your spiral of depression, anxiety, and self doubt. I have been providing therapy since 2007 that is solution focused, person centered and holistic. The populations I have expertise working with are Veterans, LGBTQ and Women of Color experiencing Pet to Threat in a corporate career environment. Specialized training in treating ADHD, Housing Insecurity, Depression, Anxiety and PTSD.
Welcome to the first step in interrupting your spiral of depression, anxiety, and self doubt. I have been providing therapy since 2007 that is solution focused, person centered and holistic. The populations I have expertise working with are Veterans, LGBTQ and Women of Color experiencing Pet to Threat in a corporate career environment. Specialized training in treating ADHD, Housing Insecurity, Depression, Anxiety and PTSD.
(510) 925-1708 View (510) 925-1708
Joy T Gamble
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
I provide both brief and long term psychotherapy. Currently. I work remotely , but I would like to be able see people in person in the Spring of 2023. I have been in the field for many years ,have a wealth of experience in both life and as a therapist ,to help me help you. I enjoy working with all kinds of people from all walks of life. Many people now are dealing with the impacts of the Pandemic and I am here to support those folks , and people who have mental health issues that predate the Pandemic but that may have been exacerbated by it. My goal is to design the treatment to fit the needs of the client.
I provide both brief and long term psychotherapy. Currently. I work remotely , but I would like to be able see people in person in the Spring of 2023. I have been in the field for many years ,have a wealth of experience in both life and as a therapist ,to help me help you. I enjoy working with all kinds of people from all walks of life. Many people now are dealing with the impacts of the Pandemic and I am here to support those folks , and people who have mental health issues that predate the Pandemic but that may have been exacerbated by it. My goal is to design the treatment to fit the needs of the client.
(510) 684-2313 View (510) 684-2313
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Josh Kirsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Berkeley, CA 94702  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Up all night tossing and turning? Worried and preoccupied with sleep? Worried your lack of sleep might be harming you? This is another area we can work on. I know your time is valuable so I will work with you to provide the right amount of support, so you can maintain these changes on your own. Not sure if you are drinking too much? Maybe your partner thinks so, but you are not so sure. Has your cannabis use increased since COVID? I can help you to evaluate your concerns and experiment with change. I can also help with anxiety, depression, and life transitions.
Up all night tossing and turning? Worried and preoccupied with sleep? Worried your lack of sleep might be harming you? This is another area we can work on. I know your time is valuable so I will work with you to provide the right amount of support, so you can maintain these changes on your own. Not sure if you are drinking too much? Maybe your partner thinks so, but you are not so sure. Has your cannabis use increased since COVID? I can help you to evaluate your concerns and experiment with change. I can also help with anxiety, depression, and life transitions.
(510) 650-0337 View (510) 650-0337
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Danielle Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702  (Online Only)
Therapy supports our innate ability to heal, grow, deepen relationships and make meaning of our lives. My approach is warm, nonjudgmental, and meets you where you are. I specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and with those navigating life transitions. With 10+ years of experience, I am attuned to the ways our intersecting identities shape our work together. I welcome diversity and believe that therapy can support individual goals and deconstruct systems of oppression. Collaboratively, we'll draw on your unique strengths, develop practical tools and work towards the change you envision.
Therapy supports our innate ability to heal, grow, deepen relationships and make meaning of our lives. My approach is warm, nonjudgmental, and meets you where you are. I specialize in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and with those navigating life transitions. With 10+ years of experience, I am attuned to the ways our intersecting identities shape our work together. I welcome diversity and believe that therapy can support individual goals and deconstruct systems of oppression. Collaboratively, we'll draw on your unique strengths, develop practical tools and work towards the change you envision.
(510) 319-1853 View (510) 319-1853
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LaRonna E Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
I'm a social worker who has a passion for helping clients develop a better understanding of themselves and their lives. I believe in meeting you where you are and working together to determine your goals. I will use a client centered approach to work with you in order to set the goals you want to work on during treatment. I have experience working with individuals and groups, from children to seniors.
I'm a social worker who has a passion for helping clients develop a better understanding of themselves and their lives. I believe in meeting you where you are and working together to determine your goals. I will use a client centered approach to work with you in order to set the goals you want to work on during treatment. I have experience working with individuals and groups, from children to seniors.
(209) 682-5467 View (209) 682-5467
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hpb analysis
Marriage & Family Therapist, Analyst, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
As a licensed clinical psychotherapist, I work with a variety of issues ranging from depression, grief, loss, & anxiety to more severe issues, & family conflict. I have extensive training and experience working with adults, elders, transitional/college age youth (18-26), & families. Here you will find a place to speak freely. By speaking freely, you can uncover the origins of your suffering, engage the healing process, & take up responsibility for your life. I work best with those who are interested in making lasting change in their circumstances & inner lives. For those interested in deeper work, I'm available for psychoanalysis.
As a licensed clinical psychotherapist, I work with a variety of issues ranging from depression, grief, loss, & anxiety to more severe issues, & family conflict. I have extensive training and experience working with adults, elders, transitional/college age youth (18-26), & families. Here you will find a place to speak freely. By speaking freely, you can uncover the origins of your suffering, engage the healing process, & take up responsibility for your life. I work best with those who are interested in making lasting change in their circumstances & inner lives. For those interested in deeper work, I'm available for psychoanalysis.
(415) 306-8645 View (415) 306-8645
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Calysta Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702  (Online Only)
Are you finding yourself feeling increasingly isolated and lonely, yearning for genuine connections and questioning your purpose in life? Perhaps you've reached a point where you're ready to make a significant shift in how you perceive yourself and how you navigate life's challenges. Anxiety may be taking a toll, and you're eager to make positive changes to enhance your mental health and overall well-being. In the process of self-discovery, you might be questioning aspects of your identity and searching for ways to cope with the complexities of life. You don’t have to navigate this journey alone.
Are you finding yourself feeling increasingly isolated and lonely, yearning for genuine connections and questioning your purpose in life? Perhaps you've reached a point where you're ready to make a significant shift in how you perceive yourself and how you navigate life's challenges. Anxiety may be taking a toll, and you're eager to make positive changes to enhance your mental health and overall well-being. In the process of self-discovery, you might be questioning aspects of your identity and searching for ways to cope with the complexities of life. You don’t have to navigate this journey alone.
(510) 804-2140 View (510) 804-2140
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Raquelle A Smartt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702  (Online Only)
Many of us are fumbling through life figuring out things along the way. You may have learned that the test of life is often given before the lesson, but what if there was another way? At Manifest Realities Happiness Coaching, I will provide you with the skills and strategies we all were never taught, but could definitely all use to create the fulfilling lives we want. Within the needs of Belonging & Love, Esteem, and Self-Actualization (from Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs), clients will be given assessments, skills training, and lifework to choose their realities.
Many of us are fumbling through life figuring out things along the way. You may have learned that the test of life is often given before the lesson, but what if there was another way? At Manifest Realities Happiness Coaching, I will provide you with the skills and strategies we all were never taught, but could definitely all use to create the fulfilling lives we want. Within the needs of Belonging & Love, Esteem, and Self-Actualization (from Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs), clients will be given assessments, skills training, and lifework to choose their realities.
(510) 313-1524 View (510) 313-1524
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Larry A Miller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
Waitlist for new clients
The deep questions we struggle with include; what's not working in my relationships, work life, or myself? How does a person change so that they can get unstuck and pursue what is meaningful? These are the questions we'd explore and answer together. By appreciating both conscious ideas and the pull of unconscious and historical forces, we would focus on what can be understood, what can be altered, and what must be accepted.
The deep questions we struggle with include; what's not working in my relationships, work life, or myself? How does a person change so that they can get unstuck and pursue what is meaningful? These are the questions we'd explore and answer together. By appreciating both conscious ideas and the pull of unconscious and historical forces, we would focus on what can be understood, what can be altered, and what must be accepted.
(510) 681-2340 View (510) 681-2340
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Chloe Jhangiani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
Do you have the sense that you could be happier, more creative, and more confident? You are probably looking for a therapist because you are experiencing some degree of emotional pain: conflict, loss, stress, or sadness. I’ll help you tap into your internal strength to navigate life’s difficulties and grow. I’ll help you attend to some of the old wounds (big or small) or entrenched patterns that aren’t serving you. Life gets easier when you have a non-judgmental, caring person to walk alongside you instead of handling life on your own.
Do you have the sense that you could be happier, more creative, and more confident? You are probably looking for a therapist because you are experiencing some degree of emotional pain: conflict, loss, stress, or sadness. I’ll help you tap into your internal strength to navigate life’s difficulties and grow. I’ll help you attend to some of the old wounds (big or small) or entrenched patterns that aren’t serving you. Life gets easier when you have a non-judgmental, caring person to walk alongside you instead of handling life on your own.
(510) 216-1801 View (510) 216-1801
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Ajay Deven Dave
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
I use my extensive somatic training to help my clients build more capacity to be with and understand their feelings so that they can be in charge of their lives instead of their feelings pushing them around. I help clients with issues ranging from social anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, sleep issues, chronic pain, navigating difficult family and work environments, finding and focusing on their passion in life, and dealing with the traumatic state of the world.
I use my extensive somatic training to help my clients build more capacity to be with and understand their feelings so that they can be in charge of their lives instead of their feelings pushing them around. I help clients with issues ranging from social anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, sleep issues, chronic pain, navigating difficult family and work environments, finding and focusing on their passion in life, and dealing with the traumatic state of the world.
(510) 255-5910 View (510) 255-5910
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Alesia Kunz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
I offer consultation, psychotherapy and shamanic healing. Consultation may be with other professional healers or with people who want to explore an issue. Psychotherapy may look like: counseling, coaching, in-depth psychodynamic uncovering of unconscious material, support through a life transition, or assistance with addictive habits. It depends on who you are. Often we feel we could use some help but we can't quite articulate what the issue is. My goal here is to assist you in navigating your journey and in being your true self.
I offer consultation, psychotherapy and shamanic healing. Consultation may be with other professional healers or with people who want to explore an issue. Psychotherapy may look like: counseling, coaching, in-depth psychodynamic uncovering of unconscious material, support through a life transition, or assistance with addictive habits. It depends on who you are. Often we feel we could use some help but we can't quite articulate what the issue is. My goal here is to assist you in navigating your journey and in being your true self.
(415) 463-4289 View (415) 463-4289
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Josie Levine
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702  (Online Only)
Telehealth only, early a.m. sessions available, prompt email communication. Are you plagued by "What if..." thoughts? Overwhelmed by fear, worry? Consumed by negativity? Self-talk can be debilitating. It drives behavior, alters mood, interferes with sleep. Feeling stuck or frustrated? Nothing is permanent. Difficult situations at work, with your health or in your personal life can be navigated. Acceptance of your reality, like health, transitions or aging issues, makes a significant difference. Let me help you feel more at peace and learn skillful ways to respond to those thoughts.
Telehealth only, early a.m. sessions available, prompt email communication. Are you plagued by "What if..." thoughts? Overwhelmed by fear, worry? Consumed by negativity? Self-talk can be debilitating. It drives behavior, alters mood, interferes with sleep. Feeling stuck or frustrated? Nothing is permanent. Difficult situations at work, with your health or in your personal life can be navigated. Acceptance of your reality, like health, transitions or aging issues, makes a significant difference. Let me help you feel more at peace and learn skillful ways to respond to those thoughts.
(510) 246-3804 View (510) 246-3804
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L. Darlene Pratt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
Your choice to work with a therapist can be an enriching experience. You are bringing your unique challenges and/or quests into a collaborative relationship. I can assist you whether your desired changes are explicit or are awaiting discovery in a process of exploration. I have extensive experience in Relational Therapy, Individual Therapy, Anger Management, Sex Addiction, Depression and Trauma. Perhaps a Life-Style Coach or a Transpersonal guide is what you seek at this life cycle stage--I can help and change can come.
Your choice to work with a therapist can be an enriching experience. You are bringing your unique challenges and/or quests into a collaborative relationship. I can assist you whether your desired changes are explicit or are awaiting discovery in a process of exploration. I have extensive experience in Relational Therapy, Individual Therapy, Anger Management, Sex Addiction, Depression and Trauma. Perhaps a Life-Style Coach or a Transpersonal guide is what you seek at this life cycle stage--I can help and change can come.
(510) 401-3700 View (510) 401-3700
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Amber Cooley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
I am a licensed psychotherapist providing holistic counseling to individuals and couples. In my practice I help people understand themselves better through a lens of curiosity, kindness and compassion. Through this exploration you will learn to access your inner strength and resources, helping you to live a richer and more fully expressed life. I create a safe and non judgmental space for you to do this important work.
I am a licensed psychotherapist providing holistic counseling to individuals and couples. In my practice I help people understand themselves better through a lens of curiosity, kindness and compassion. Through this exploration you will learn to access your inner strength and resources, helping you to live a richer and more fully expressed life. I create a safe and non judgmental space for you to do this important work.
(510) 246-3729 View (510) 246-3729
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Susi Ferrarello
MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
I am a philosophical counselor with more than ten years' experience consulting in philosophy in Italy, Switzerland, and the US. I've worked in the sexuality program at the California Institute for Integral Studies. My aim as a counselor is to enable you to "think through" compelling questions, decisions in your life to gain a greater sense of personal freedom, ethical clarity, and a sense of renewed vitality. In this work I draw upon my advanced training in classical and continental philosophy: my PhD in philosophy was completed at Sorbonne in Paris, and my philosophical consulting was completed in New York
I am a philosophical counselor with more than ten years' experience consulting in philosophy in Italy, Switzerland, and the US. I've worked in the sexuality program at the California Institute for Integral Studies. My aim as a counselor is to enable you to "think through" compelling questions, decisions in your life to gain a greater sense of personal freedom, ethical clarity, and a sense of renewed vitality. In this work I draw upon my advanced training in classical and continental philosophy: my PhD in philosophy was completed at Sorbonne in Paris, and my philosophical consulting was completed in New York
(510) 892-5657 View (510) 892-5657
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Yanina M Rivera Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Berkeley, CA 94702
If you're looking for a holistic, decolonizing and evidence based approach at managing your mental health symptoms: you've come to the right place. If you have been struggling with your emotional wellness for what feels like a lifetime, I also offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
If you're looking for a holistic, decolonizing and evidence based approach at managing your mental health symptoms: you've come to the right place. If you have been struggling with your emotional wellness for what feels like a lifetime, I also offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.
(510) 930-0946 View (510) 930-0946

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 94702

100+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in 94702 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
77% Grief
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Other
57% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 94702 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
21% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 94702?

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.