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Rhonda Shea
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Loneliness is a trickster. It can disguise itself as depression or anxiety. It can get us to sabotage our relationships and jobs, make unwise decisions, neglect our health, turn to substances or food, lose faith in the future. It can decimate our self-esteem, without which we cannot give to others. Maybe once it was loss, grief, trauma, betrayal, being at the top, illness, misfortune, being different, oppression, distance, or age. But now, maybe it's loneliness. And with the requirements of Sheltering In Place and Social Distancing during COVID19, loneliness has become a heightened risk for all of us.
Loneliness is a trickster. It can disguise itself as depression or anxiety. It can get us to sabotage our relationships and jobs, make unwise decisions, neglect our health, turn to substances or food, lose faith in the future. It can decimate our self-esteem, without which we cannot give to others. Maybe once it was loss, grief, trauma, betrayal, being at the top, illness, misfortune, being different, oppression, distance, or age. But now, maybe it's loneliness. And with the requirements of Sheltering In Place and Social Distancing during COVID19, loneliness has become a heightened risk for all of us.
(707) 229-1273 View (707) 229-1273
Photo of Karen Haas, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 95404, CA
Karen Haas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
I work with both individuals and couples,Together we collaborate in helping you become more present with yourself as you grow your mind, body, spirit awareness. With greater awareness you have more capacity to strengthen your inner resources, to minimize or eliminate your emotional pain, to deepen your connection with others, and to live the life you want for yourself. For 35 years I have helped many traverse their paths toward wholeness and well-being.
I work with both individuals and couples,Together we collaborate in helping you become more present with yourself as you grow your mind, body, spirit awareness. With greater awareness you have more capacity to strengthen your inner resources, to minimize or eliminate your emotional pain, to deepen your connection with others, and to live the life you want for yourself. For 35 years I have helped many traverse their paths toward wholeness and well-being.
(707) 929-4757 View (707) 929-4757
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Beverly Vistara Benoit
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404  (Online Only)
I provide guidance towards building trust and balance, by forming a growing alliance with you. Together, we find a pathway to renew your mind/body/spirit connection. We access your inner resources, to create a unified sense of self. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, fear, isolation, anger, trauma, we pay attention to these signals. We meet vulnerability with a gentle rhythm, so the heart can release these emotions. Our intent is to nurture a relationship to yourself, based on self acceptance, honor and respect. Our focus is to create a feeling of safety within yourself, security in the world, and an opening to wholeness.
I provide guidance towards building trust and balance, by forming a growing alliance with you. Together, we find a pathway to renew your mind/body/spirit connection. We access your inner resources, to create a unified sense of self. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, fear, isolation, anger, trauma, we pay attention to these signals. We meet vulnerability with a gentle rhythm, so the heart can release these emotions. Our intent is to nurture a relationship to yourself, based on self acceptance, honor and respect. Our focus is to create a feeling of safety within yourself, security in the world, and an opening to wholeness.
(707) 560-3240 View (707) 560-3240
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Elise Gressmann-Weaver
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Not accepting new clients
In my practice I start by meeting a client where he or she is. I help clients identify and address the issues that are most pressing to them in the moment. I offer support and encouragement where my clients want to grow and change. I am skilled in addressing a variety of issues a client may be facing. I am comfortable and confident in treating trauma associated with abuse, neglect, and sexual assault. Additionally, I treat clients facing stage of life changes including, marriages, divorces, raising children, job changes, death of a loved one.
In my practice I start by meeting a client where he or she is. I help clients identify and address the issues that are most pressing to them in the moment. I offer support and encouragement where my clients want to grow and change. I am skilled in addressing a variety of issues a client may be facing. I am comfortable and confident in treating trauma associated with abuse, neglect, and sexual assault. Additionally, I treat clients facing stage of life changes including, marriages, divorces, raising children, job changes, death of a loved one.
(707) 289-8488 View (707) 289-8488
Photo of Gaea K. Coon, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95404, CA
Gaea K. Coon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PPSC
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Are you struggling with overwhelming emotions as a result of past or present trauma? Are you having sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating, experiencing a heightened level of anxiety? Experiencing any form of trauma can effect the quality of your life in many ways. Unresolved early traumas can impact you into adulthood. Your mental health, physical heath and relationships with those closest to you can be impacted. Together we will work towards healing past and present traumas in order to achieve the quality and balance that you want in your life.
Are you struggling with overwhelming emotions as a result of past or present trauma? Are you having sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating, experiencing a heightened level of anxiety? Experiencing any form of trauma can effect the quality of your life in many ways. Unresolved early traumas can impact you into adulthood. Your mental health, physical heath and relationships with those closest to you can be impacted. Together we will work towards healing past and present traumas in order to achieve the quality and balance that you want in your life.
(707) 549-6061 View (707) 549-6061
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Mojo Tchudi
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
As your therapist, I'm here to create a safe, supportive, and unapologetically affirming space - whether you identify as neurodivergent, transgender, non-binary, or part of the LGBTQ+ community. My role is to empower you to tell your story on your own terms, honoring the unique resilience you've forged through life's challenges. I understand the importance of providing a judgment-free environment where you can openly explore your identity and experiences without fear of discrimination or invalidation. My aim is to be a collaborative partner in your healing journey, guiding you with compassion and respect every step of the way.
As your therapist, I'm here to create a safe, supportive, and unapologetically affirming space - whether you identify as neurodivergent, transgender, non-binary, or part of the LGBTQ+ community. My role is to empower you to tell your story on your own terms, honoring the unique resilience you've forged through life's challenges. I understand the importance of providing a judgment-free environment where you can openly explore your identity and experiences without fear of discrimination or invalidation. My aim is to be a collaborative partner in your healing journey, guiding you with compassion and respect every step of the way.
(707) 986-3740 View (707) 986-3740
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Sharon Bergeron
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Not accepting new clients
It is possible, I believe, for life to be deeply satisfying, fulfilling and vital ~ whatever the beginning, and however difficult or confusing the present time might seem. For over 30 years in my practice, I have witnessed this again and again -- and have developed a deep respect for the stamina and resilience of the human spirit. I work to provide you with the kind of supportive context that can help you find your innate gifts, and make real the changes you envision. I focus on the ways awareness of difficulty or pain can be a key to hidden strength and renewal.
It is possible, I believe, for life to be deeply satisfying, fulfilling and vital ~ whatever the beginning, and however difficult or confusing the present time might seem. For over 30 years in my practice, I have witnessed this again and again -- and have developed a deep respect for the stamina and resilience of the human spirit. I work to provide you with the kind of supportive context that can help you find your innate gifts, and make real the changes you envision. I focus on the ways awareness of difficulty or pain can be a key to hidden strength and renewal.
(707) 622-5918 View (707) 622-5918
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Winnie Piccolo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Do you long to become yourself? Do you seek a greater sense of purpose and meaning, belonging and aliveness, and truer, deeper bonds with those you love? As a depth therapist, I work with these human needs and desires. Fears, anxieties, compulsions and trauma interfere with vital, heartfelt living. Examining and facing such difficulties is the important work of therapy. It is a journey of healing and discovery that can transform your life. My orientation is Jungian, psychodynamic and transpersonal. Soul, heart, mind and body are all included in my perspective on well-being.
Do you long to become yourself? Do you seek a greater sense of purpose and meaning, belonging and aliveness, and truer, deeper bonds with those you love? As a depth therapist, I work with these human needs and desires. Fears, anxieties, compulsions and trauma interfere with vital, heartfelt living. Examining and facing such difficulties is the important work of therapy. It is a journey of healing and discovery that can transform your life. My orientation is Jungian, psychodynamic and transpersonal. Soul, heart, mind and body are all included in my perspective on well-being.
(707) 986-8999 View (707) 986-8999
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Jordan C Morrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404  (Online Only)
If you are feeling overwhelmed with life and experiencing fear, shame, stress, anxiety or depression, it may be difficult to reach out and ask for the help you want and deserve. Perhaps it seems that these feelings are so deeply painful nothing could possibly change them. Maybe you are wondering how or even if therapy will help. I want to reassure you that feeling doubtful is normal. Especially when life is feeling so hard.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with life and experiencing fear, shame, stress, anxiety or depression, it may be difficult to reach out and ask for the help you want and deserve. Perhaps it seems that these feelings are so deeply painful nothing could possibly change them. Maybe you are wondering how or even if therapy will help. I want to reassure you that feeling doubtful is normal. Especially when life is feeling so hard.
(707) 466-0415 View (707) 466-0415
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Jill Kirsten Applegate
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
If your kids would just let you, you would be such a good parent. You’re so tired of fighting with them over getting out of the bath or getting into the bath - and sometimes you lose that fight. Arguing has become the norm. You don’t want to be a drill sergeant, but it would be such a relief if they just did what you asked without turning it into World War III. You want to respect their big feelings, but you also want your littles to respect you. You haven’t found a way out of this cycle and you worry that you’re ruining your kids.
If your kids would just let you, you would be such a good parent. You’re so tired of fighting with them over getting out of the bath or getting into the bath - and sometimes you lose that fight. Arguing has become the norm. You don’t want to be a drill sergeant, but it would be such a relief if they just did what you asked without turning it into World War III. You want to respect their big feelings, but you also want your littles to respect you. You haven’t found a way out of this cycle and you worry that you’re ruining your kids.
(707) 595-8951 View (707) 595-8951
Jeffrey Robert Stone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
My ideal Client is a healthy well adjusted, well rounded human being.Their issues needs and goals are all the same. Continue growing changing learning and developing. Short of that I will settle for a person who wants to learn how to grow and change.
My ideal Client is a healthy well adjusted, well rounded human being.Their issues needs and goals are all the same. Continue growing changing learning and developing. Short of that I will settle for a person who wants to learn how to grow and change.
(707) 229-0463 View (707) 229-0463
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Muncie Mary Harper
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Waitlist for new clients
If issues of anger, anxiety, depression or grief are barriers to achieving your personal goals or changing behaviors, I would be honored to provide guidance in addressing these issues. My many years of life experience and different careers working with diverse populations have assisted me in developing insight, sensitivity, and compassion toward the struggles along life's path. Allow me to help you process past/current traumas, losses, and resolve your relationship challenges as a couple or family system.
If issues of anger, anxiety, depression or grief are barriers to achieving your personal goals or changing behaviors, I would be honored to provide guidance in addressing these issues. My many years of life experience and different careers working with diverse populations have assisted me in developing insight, sensitivity, and compassion toward the struggles along life's path. Allow me to help you process past/current traumas, losses, and resolve your relationship challenges as a couple or family system.
(707) 549-6691 View (707) 549-6691
Photo of Deborah Chiddix, Psychologist in 95404, CA
Deborah Chiddix
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Whatever circumstances have led you to seek help, I commend you for taking this step. Seeking help can be hard. No one wants to be misunderstood or judged. The truth is that everyone struggles with difficulties in life at one point or another. Though you've probably tried everything you can think of already to figure things out on your own, the changes you want haven't materialized.
Whatever circumstances have led you to seek help, I commend you for taking this step. Seeking help can be hard. No one wants to be misunderstood or judged. The truth is that everyone struggles with difficulties in life at one point or another. Though you've probably tried everything you can think of already to figure things out on your own, the changes you want haven't materialized.
(707) 271-9291 View (707) 271-9291
Photo of Patrice Ann Trevoledes, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95404, CA
Patrice Ann Trevoledes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Just as the speed of technology has rapidly increased and expanded our lives, so has the urgency of people to resolve their life challenges and move quickly through transitions. Here are some of the transitions we may face during our lives: the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, becoming parents, caring for aging parents, beginning new careers, leaving home for the first time or deepening our spiritual lives. I gently guide people to quickly transform these challenges into opportunities to grow and achieve personal goals, in a safe, warm and accepting environment.
Just as the speed of technology has rapidly increased and expanded our lives, so has the urgency of people to resolve their life challenges and move quickly through transitions. Here are some of the transitions we may face during our lives: the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, becoming parents, caring for aging parents, beginning new careers, leaving home for the first time or deepening our spiritual lives. I gently guide people to quickly transform these challenges into opportunities to grow and achieve personal goals, in a safe, warm and accepting environment.
(707) 531-7223 View (707) 531-7223
Photo of Elizabeth Jo Stinson, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95404, CA
Elizabeth Jo Stinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95404  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We maintain a telehealth Practice in both California and in Oregon. We believe we are all deeply impacted by "systems" in which we function: Family Systems, Community, work, neighborhood, weather, political and medical systems. For many of us economic and social justice systems also impact us in these times. How we function within those changing systems can impact us both emotionally and energetically. We may experience signs of depression, anxiety or suffer from mood changes. Your personal, individual counseling goals are key to this shared journey.
We maintain a telehealth Practice in both California and in Oregon. We believe we are all deeply impacted by "systems" in which we function: Family Systems, Community, work, neighborhood, weather, political and medical systems. For many of us economic and social justice systems also impact us in these times. How we function within those changing systems can impact us both emotionally and energetically. We may experience signs of depression, anxiety or suffer from mood changes. Your personal, individual counseling goals are key to this shared journey.
(503) 461-5866 View (503) 461-5866
Photo of Leslie Hansen, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95404, CA
Leslie Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Humans are social animals - by nature we need to feel connected ("in relationship"). Life today is SO stressful! If we feel connected we can manage our stressful lives. If we don't feel connected then it doesn't matter what else is happening - life won't feel very satisfying. Through the therapeutic process you and I will work on improving your relationships with yourself and others, which can help you feel more safe and secure, and that your life is more meaningful and satisfying. When your relationships are better, you have more focus and energy for life!
Humans are social animals - by nature we need to feel connected ("in relationship"). Life today is SO stressful! If we feel connected we can manage our stressful lives. If we don't feel connected then it doesn't matter what else is happening - life won't feel very satisfying. Through the therapeutic process you and I will work on improving your relationships with yourself and others, which can help you feel more safe and secure, and that your life is more meaningful and satisfying. When your relationships are better, you have more focus and energy for life!
(707) 385-0589 View (707) 385-0589
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Charles William Asher
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, MFT, RP, MDiv, MA
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Whatever I have to say about myself, our work is about you! It's about you having a safe, contained, confidential relationship with me. It's about you bringing your concerns for our consideration. I've been in private practice for more than forty years as a Jungian analyst. I work primarily with individuals. In addition to working with conscious relational material, I have been trained to work with unconscious material, dreams, daydreams, symptoms of all kinds to identify patterns that are not working and to discover with you new possibilities.
Whatever I have to say about myself, our work is about you! It's about you having a safe, contained, confidential relationship with me. It's about you bringing your concerns for our consideration. I've been in private practice for more than forty years as a Jungian analyst. I work primarily with individuals. In addition to working with conscious relational material, I have been trained to work with unconscious material, dreams, daydreams, symptoms of all kinds to identify patterns that are not working and to discover with you new possibilities.
(805) 678-8029 View (805) 678-8029
Photo of Lani Lee, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95404, CA
Lani Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Do you want to feel more connected to yourself and others? Do you feel like your potential Self is clouded with overwhelm, worries, doubts, old patterns, or a lack of motivation? I can help you sort through the mire and feel your way to more fulfillment in peer relationships, love life and career. I work with each client to cultivate resilience, encourage healthy self-expression, build self-esteem, access creativity, develop positive relational patterns and communication skills, heal from trauma, and grieve loss. Call to schedule your free 1/2 hour in person consultation. Visit LaniLeeMFT.com for more information.
Do you want to feel more connected to yourself and others? Do you feel like your potential Self is clouded with overwhelm, worries, doubts, old patterns, or a lack of motivation? I can help you sort through the mire and feel your way to more fulfillment in peer relationships, love life and career. I work with each client to cultivate resilience, encourage healthy self-expression, build self-esteem, access creativity, develop positive relational patterns and communication skills, heal from trauma, and grieve loss. Call to schedule your free 1/2 hour in person consultation. Visit LaniLeeMFT.com for more information.
(707) 549-6562 View (707) 549-6562
Photo of Mimi Zatuchni Knop, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 95404, CA
Mimi Zatuchni Knop
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Waitlist for new clients
Managing life's stressors can be lonely, difficult and feel impossible sometimes. Progressing at your pace, we’ll develop a deeper understanding of your strengths as well as the obstacles and challenges you face. We can then co-create highly customized tools and strategies that you will want to use because they are meaningful to you. This approach allows you to increase awareness of what’s going on for you and allows you to begin your path for real change and positive growth in all areas of your life; school, career, relationships - including the one you have with yourself.
Managing life's stressors can be lonely, difficult and feel impossible sometimes. Progressing at your pace, we’ll develop a deeper understanding of your strengths as well as the obstacles and challenges you face. We can then co-create highly customized tools and strategies that you will want to use because they are meaningful to you. This approach allows you to increase awareness of what’s going on for you and allows you to begin your path for real change and positive growth in all areas of your life; school, career, relationships - including the one you have with yourself.
(707) 665-1652 View (707) 665-1652
Photo of Maggie Caffery, Marriage & Family Therapist in 95404, CA
Maggie Caffery
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Rosa, CA 95404  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
When I work with the pain of depression, anxiety, fear, isolation or trauma, often my clients' inclinations are to resist it, to stuff it, to pretend it's not happening or to judge themselves for these seemingly intrusive feelings. What if these emotions are surfacing because your mind and body wisdom are giving you the signal, through these experiences that your attentiveness and compassion are being requested? I believe that emotions arise to move through and to assist us in growth and well-being. They contain important messages of wholeness. It is a privilege to witness your unique expression as an individual.
When I work with the pain of depression, anxiety, fear, isolation or trauma, often my clients' inclinations are to resist it, to stuff it, to pretend it's not happening or to judge themselves for these seemingly intrusive feelings. What if these emotions are surfacing because your mind and body wisdom are giving you the signal, through these experiences that your attentiveness and compassion are being requested? I believe that emotions arise to move through and to assist us in growth and well-being. They contain important messages of wholeness. It is a privilege to witness your unique expression as an individual.
(707) 670-1022 View (707) 670-1022

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 95404

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 95404 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
79% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

42% Beacon Health Options | Carelon
40% Aetna
36% Optum

How Therapists in 95404 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95404?

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.