Therapists in 95073

Mark Kalemos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCII, SAP
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Not accepting new clients
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Life is challenging! These challenges beckon, often demand, our attention to change, self examination, and deeper understanding. Distress, discomfort and general lack of life satisfaction can be signatures of this beckoning. It is not always clear as to what or how to respond. My practice is built on a holistic, client centered, problem solving approach in identifying, and effectively managing current life challenges and healing old wounds. Skillful, compassionate support for navigating your experience of achieving wellbeing and life satisfaction is available here.
People seek therapy for a variety of reasons. Life is challenging! These challenges beckon, often demand, our attention to change, self examination, and deeper understanding. Distress, discomfort and general lack of life satisfaction can be signatures of this beckoning. It is not always clear as to what or how to respond. My practice is built on a holistic, client centered, problem solving approach in identifying, and effectively managing current life challenges and healing old wounds. Skillful, compassionate support for navigating your experience of achieving wellbeing and life satisfaction is available here.
(831) 269-5095 View (831) 269-5095
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Alexandra Kennedy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
My work as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive space for clients to open up, experience life as it is right now, and explore whatever is calling out for attention from within or from outer challenges. This work is empowering to my clients as they connect with a flow of healing and transformation from within themselves and learn new tools for living more fully-tools that they can carry into their lives long after our time together has passed.
My work as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive space for clients to open up, experience life as it is right now, and explore whatever is calling out for attention from within or from outer challenges. This work is empowering to my clients as they connect with a flow of healing and transformation from within themselves and learn new tools for living more fully-tools that they can carry into their lives long after our time together has passed.
(831) 621-5230 View (831) 621-5230
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Holly Heath
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Soquel, CA 95073
Waitlist for new clients
A fundamental sense of wellbeing is our natural state. Having a sense of fear of what is going to happen next is also a part of our nature. Which experience dominates depends on which parts of our mind and nervous system are in the driver's seat, so to speak. We can use this knowledge to improve our relationships, enjoy our lives more, and feel more optimistic about the future by noticing which parts of our selves are in control and make a shift to access the innate wisdom that we all possess.
A fundamental sense of wellbeing is our natural state. Having a sense of fear of what is going to happen next is also a part of our nature. Which experience dominates depends on which parts of our mind and nervous system are in the driver's seat, so to speak. We can use this knowledge to improve our relationships, enjoy our lives more, and feel more optimistic about the future by noticing which parts of our selves are in control and make a shift to access the innate wisdom that we all possess.
(831) 298-6868 View (831) 298-6868
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Leslie French, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Walk talk therapy is a unique approach to therapy that combines the benefits of physical activity with the power of conversation. Instead of sitting in a traditional therapy setting, clients and therapists engage in sessions while taking a leisurely walk outdoors. This form of therapy not only provides all the psychological benefits of traditional talk therapy, such as improved mental health and emotional well-being, but it also incorporates the physical benefits of exercise. Walking side by side, clients often find it easier to open up and express their thoughts and feelings.
Walk talk therapy is a unique approach to therapy that combines the benefits of physical activity with the power of conversation. Instead of sitting in a traditional therapy setting, clients and therapists engage in sessions while taking a leisurely walk outdoors. This form of therapy not only provides all the psychological benefits of traditional talk therapy, such as improved mental health and emotional well-being, but it also incorporates the physical benefits of exercise. Walking side by side, clients often find it easier to open up and express their thoughts and feelings.
(831) 621-5206 View (831) 621-5206
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Jenny Silber Butah
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
From a spiritual reality, I believe that we humans are "gems of inestimable value". Coming to therapy to learn about your own gem-like nature is an act of courage. I ask curious questions and wonder about non-verbal signals, so that you may safely explore the depth and breadth of your own nature. My background is in Process Oriented Psychology (with Jungian roots) and Developmental Psychology. I'm excited to include Internal Family Systems and Intimacy from the Inside Out. I'm passionate about helping you discover your inside parts and access your own Self energy to aid you in your healing journey
From a spiritual reality, I believe that we humans are "gems of inestimable value". Coming to therapy to learn about your own gem-like nature is an act of courage. I ask curious questions and wonder about non-verbal signals, so that you may safely explore the depth and breadth of your own nature. My background is in Process Oriented Psychology (with Jungian roots) and Developmental Psychology. I'm excited to include Internal Family Systems and Intimacy from the Inside Out. I'm passionate about helping you discover your inside parts and access your own Self energy to aid you in your healing journey
(831) 216-5027 View (831) 216-5027
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Cypress' Couples' Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
When a couple comes to see me, there is most often a feeling of safety. Because they know that the model I use for the healing of couples' relationships brings such a high percentage of satisfaction. The model is EFT ( Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples). Even though EFT does not need the teaching of communication skills, I am also, a communication teacher. For the couple and myself, it is always thrilling to see workable interventions that give them more freedom and safety because life is so much easier living within a secure relationship.
When a couple comes to see me, there is most often a feeling of safety. Because they know that the model I use for the healing of couples' relationships brings such a high percentage of satisfaction. The model is EFT ( Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples). Even though EFT does not need the teaching of communication skills, I am also, a communication teacher. For the couple and myself, it is always thrilling to see workable interventions that give them more freedom and safety because life is so much easier living within a secure relationship.
(831) 215-3951 View (831) 215-3951
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Susan B Holcomb
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Therapy is a chance to explore your feelings and thoughts, to gain a better understanding of yourself, and to make positive changes that will allow you to experience life more fully. I will provide a safe environment for your exploration, and draw on my knowledge of theory and technique to help you access untapped or forgotten resources. I believe that through a respectful therapeutic relationship you will be able to explore beliefs that limit your life, and ultimately you will be able to choose, with awareness, how you want to be in the world.
Therapy is a chance to explore your feelings and thoughts, to gain a better understanding of yourself, and to make positive changes that will allow you to experience life more fully. I will provide a safe environment for your exploration, and draw on my knowledge of theory and technique to help you access untapped or forgotten resources. I believe that through a respectful therapeutic relationship you will be able to explore beliefs that limit your life, and ultimately you will be able to choose, with awareness, how you want to be in the world.
(408) 622-9255 View (408) 622-9255
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Teresa C Quadres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Grief is messy. One minute you feel numb; the next minute you are sobbing. Or maybe you feel relieved and then feel guilty for feeling relieved. You expect yourself to be sad but surprise yourself by feeling angry and then scared. It’s a wild ride. It’s unpredictable and unwieldy. It’s as unique as the relationship (or situation) that launched it. Most of us don’t “get over” our losses, but we can integrate them into our lives in a meaningful way that allows us to move forward with a sense of peace.
Grief is messy. One minute you feel numb; the next minute you are sobbing. Or maybe you feel relieved and then feel guilty for feeling relieved. You expect yourself to be sad but surprise yourself by feeling angry and then scared. It’s a wild ride. It’s unpredictable and unwieldy. It’s as unique as the relationship (or situation) that launched it. Most of us don’t “get over” our losses, but we can integrate them into our lives in a meaningful way that allows us to move forward with a sense of peace.
(831) 245-1337 View (831) 245-1337
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Julie M. Lipsitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Hello! I’ve been working with children, teens and adults in a therapeutic context, for over 15 years. I offer emotional, psychological and spiritual support through eco-therapy practices, somatic and transpersonal techniques. I have additional training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy, & Plant Spirit Healing. I'm interested in guiding one through a transformative experience while cultivating their present moment awareness in order to emerge and align with one's Higher Self and life purpose.
Hello! I’ve been working with children, teens and adults in a therapeutic context, for over 15 years. I offer emotional, psychological and spiritual support through eco-therapy practices, somatic and transpersonal techniques. I have additional training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy, & Plant Spirit Healing. I'm interested in guiding one through a transformative experience while cultivating their present moment awareness in order to emerge and align with one's Higher Self and life purpose.
(530) 413-5469 View (530) 413-5469
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Erin McNally
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Are you experiencing a personal difficulty, feeling stuck or overwhelmed? The seeds of change are often born in the midst of heartache and loss... Navigating through the challenges of life can be disheartening. It takes courage to reach out when we are feeling vulnerable or when life as we know it seems to fall apart. Sometimes just having someone listen can make all the difference. In a safe and confidential atmosphere, clients tend to discover ways to move beyond past events -- making their life less cumbersome, with more moments of joy and satisfaction.
Are you experiencing a personal difficulty, feeling stuck or overwhelmed? The seeds of change are often born in the midst of heartache and loss... Navigating through the challenges of life can be disheartening. It takes courage to reach out when we are feeling vulnerable or when life as we know it seems to fall apart. Sometimes just having someone listen can make all the difference. In a safe and confidential atmosphere, clients tend to discover ways to move beyond past events -- making their life less cumbersome, with more moments of joy and satisfaction.
(661) 535-1577 View (661) 535-1577
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Jessica Lee Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Soquel, CA 95073
I have a special affinity for working with older adolescent and young adult females ranging in age from 16-30 yrs. Some common issues I help my clients with include anxiety, stress, insecurities, self doubt and boundary setting. Some are challenged by the transitional phase of life that they're in and need assistance learning how to listen to their inherent truth and guidance. My approach is grounded in mindful awareness, somatic modalities and parts work. Sessions are held in nature whenever applicable.
I have a special affinity for working with older adolescent and young adult females ranging in age from 16-30 yrs. Some common issues I help my clients with include anxiety, stress, insecurities, self doubt and boundary setting. Some are challenged by the transitional phase of life that they're in and need assistance learning how to listen to their inherent truth and guidance. My approach is grounded in mindful awareness, somatic modalities and parts work. Sessions are held in nature whenever applicable.
(831) 665-6870 View (831) 665-6870
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Emily Behrs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Soquel, CA 95073
Emily is a person-centered therapist and believes in the value of seeing a client as a whole person and not as the disorder or issue they wish to heal. Using a holistic and collaborative approach, Emily helps guide clients on their path while meeting them exactly where they are. She strives to bring her whole heart, curiosity and authentic self into the therapeutic relationship. Emily believes in creating a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to explore their wholeness and feel truly seen.
Emily is a person-centered therapist and believes in the value of seeing a client as a whole person and not as the disorder or issue they wish to heal. Using a holistic and collaborative approach, Emily helps guide clients on their path while meeting them exactly where they are. She strives to bring her whole heart, curiosity and authentic self into the therapeutic relationship. Emily believes in creating a safe, non-judgmental space that allows clients to explore their wholeness and feel truly seen.
(831) 292-4798 View (831) 292-4798
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Lauren Fein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
I believe we all go through difficult periods in our lives where we need someone to talk to who can give clarity, understanding, guidance, tools and support. I love my work and feel honored to help people work through whatever is in their way of living their best lives. The therapeutic relationship is key to the healing process. I meet each client where they are at and build on their strengths, passions & talents to empower them while working through their struggles. When appropriate, I think it is imperative to bring joy and laughter into session.
I believe we all go through difficult periods in our lives where we need someone to talk to who can give clarity, understanding, guidance, tools and support. I love my work and feel honored to help people work through whatever is in their way of living their best lives. The therapeutic relationship is key to the healing process. I meet each client where they are at and build on their strengths, passions & talents to empower them while working through their struggles. When appropriate, I think it is imperative to bring joy and laughter into session.
(831) 226-0048 View (831) 226-0048
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Alexandra Pappas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
My professional experiences have been with children, teens, adults, couples, and families seeking to overcome trauma, attachment disruptions, relational dissatisfaction, and other mental health concerns impacting their functioning. I have worked for various non-profits and community agencies relating to the foster care system and adoption. I am consistently honored by the privilege to witness vulnerability in the lives of my clients as they pursue healing and wholeness.
My professional experiences have been with children, teens, adults, couples, and families seeking to overcome trauma, attachment disruptions, relational dissatisfaction, and other mental health concerns impacting their functioning. I have worked for various non-profits and community agencies relating to the foster care system and adoption. I am consistently honored by the privilege to witness vulnerability in the lives of my clients as they pursue healing and wholeness.
(831) 273-5380 View (831) 273-5380
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Christopher Greer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Laying awake at night, not knowing how much longer you can hang on. The job, the kids, the family, etc. is just too much sometimes. There's an urge to escape. Then...the solution becomes the problem. Alcohol and drugs help relieve the stress. The stress is still there, but it seems manageable. There is just one problem...keeping the stress manageable means continuing to drink or use. Not knowing where to turn. How to ask for help? Who to ask for help? What does help even look like? Feeling alone. Looking in the mirror is not a good option because the person looking back is a stranger.
Laying awake at night, not knowing how much longer you can hang on. The job, the kids, the family, etc. is just too much sometimes. There's an urge to escape. Then...the solution becomes the problem. Alcohol and drugs help relieve the stress. The stress is still there, but it seems manageable. There is just one problem...keeping the stress manageable means continuing to drink or use. Not knowing where to turn. How to ask for help? Who to ask for help? What does help even look like? Feeling alone. Looking in the mirror is not a good option because the person looking back is a stranger.
(831) 226-0007 View (831) 226-0007
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Gavrila Nikhila Abramson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Soquel, CA 95073
Looking for more than talk therapy? Let's deepen together in body-oriented, experiential psychotherapy. The body is a treasure chest, etched with our life's story and ancestral history. When we turn towards it, and become literate in its unique language, an unwinding happens, leading us from self-identified suffering into healing. Maybe for you, your body feels like a foreign place, a confusing place, or even a dangerous one. By collaborating with our whole selves, a deeper sense of unification and clarity is born. This human journey is beautiful, painful, and complex. It is not one you must walk on your own. I am here.
Looking for more than talk therapy? Let's deepen together in body-oriented, experiential psychotherapy. The body is a treasure chest, etched with our life's story and ancestral history. When we turn towards it, and become literate in its unique language, an unwinding happens, leading us from self-identified suffering into healing. Maybe for you, your body feels like a foreign place, a confusing place, or even a dangerous one. By collaborating with our whole selves, a deeper sense of unification and clarity is born. This human journey is beautiful, painful, and complex. It is not one you must walk on your own. I am here.
(831) 888-4886 View (831) 888-4886
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Felice Hensley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Soquel, CA 95073
My approach is collaborative, direct, compassionate, and goal-oriented. I provide neurodiversity-affirming individual therapy for adults and older teens. Beginning therapy is a courageous step to take for yourself. I offer a safe space to guide the process. I aim to help clients identify their unique strengths, while also finding ways to navigate challenges related to anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD, executive functioning, self-esteem, and communication.
My approach is collaborative, direct, compassionate, and goal-oriented. I provide neurodiversity-affirming individual therapy for adults and older teens. Beginning therapy is a courageous step to take for yourself. I offer a safe space to guide the process. I aim to help clients identify their unique strengths, while also finding ways to navigate challenges related to anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD, executive functioning, self-esteem, and communication.
(831) 540-2498 View (831) 540-2498
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Tiffany Kostigen Mumper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Soquel, CA 95073
Not accepting new clients
***Currently not accepting new clients*** Now more than ever you may be feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of our current global pandemic and the uncertainty of our times. You are not alone in carrying recurring feelings of helplessness, dread and fear. And since the duration of COVID-19 is unknown, you may be seeking additional support to cope with its undeniable challenges. Most of us struggle to understand and communicate our emotions and experiences effectively, including our children, and especially now. Life during a pandemic is not easy and I commend you for taking this step!
***Currently not accepting new clients*** Now more than ever you may be feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of our current global pandemic and the uncertainty of our times. You are not alone in carrying recurring feelings of helplessness, dread and fear. And since the duration of COVID-19 is unknown, you may be seeking additional support to cope with its undeniable challenges. Most of us struggle to understand and communicate our emotions and experiences effectively, including our children, and especially now. Life during a pandemic is not easy and I commend you for taking this step!
(831) 346-1968 View (831) 346-1968
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Alex Meyer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
Are you frustrated with the amount of anxiety you feel on a daily basis? Is anxiety getting in the way of living your life? Or maybe your child's anxiety is causing your family stress. I can help! I view anxiety as treatable and provide effective and time-limited therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I LOVE helping anxious people lead more value-oriented (and less fearful!) lives. I have been seeing therapy patients for over a decade, using scientifically-based, cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approaches. I use my background in clinical neuroscience to deliver cutting-edge treatment for anxiety.
Are you frustrated with the amount of anxiety you feel on a daily basis? Is anxiety getting in the way of living your life? Or maybe your child's anxiety is causing your family stress. I can help! I view anxiety as treatable and provide effective and time-limited therapy to children, adolescents and adults. I LOVE helping anxious people lead more value-oriented (and less fearful!) lives. I have been seeing therapy patients for over a decade, using scientifically-based, cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approaches. I use my background in clinical neuroscience to deliver cutting-edge treatment for anxiety.
(831) 586-6645 View (831) 586-6645
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Hasanna Fletcher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Soquel, CA 95073
People often come to therapy blaming each other or themselves for their problems. I work to help you identify and stand up to the real problems in your lives. If you're experiencing difficulties in your relationship, I'll help you and your partner become allies to join together to understand and change the problems undermining your connection. If you're dealing wtih individual problems, such as depression, anxiety or loss, I'll help you to inquire into and challenge negative self-blaming beliefs and old stories that keep you on your case instead of on your side.
People often come to therapy blaming each other or themselves for their problems. I work to help you identify and stand up to the real problems in your lives. If you're experiencing difficulties in your relationship, I'll help you and your partner become allies to join together to understand and change the problems undermining your connection. If you're dealing wtih individual problems, such as depression, anxiety or loss, I'll help you to inquire into and challenge negative self-blaming beliefs and old stories that keep you on your case instead of on your side.
(831) 272-4949 View (831) 272-4949

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Number of Therapists in 95073

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 95073 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
87% Depression
85% Self Esteem
78% Grief
77% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

43% MHN | Health Net
37% Anthem | Elevance
35% Beacon Health Options | Carelon

How Therapists in 95073 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95073?

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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.