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Rebecca Ann Rice
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
Hi there, I'm Rebecca Rice, LMFT. I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, emotion regulation, complex and developmental trauma, acute and chronic PTSD, ADHD, low self-esteem, emotional and sexual abuse, relationship problems, grief and loss. My therapeutic approach is drawn from many theories: EMDR, CBT, Attachment Theory, Solution-Focused, trauma-informed care and a holistic mind body approach. I'm guided by individual needs and reinforce strengths and abilities to facilitate change in the briefest time possible. You get to decide who you invite on your journey; I feel blessed to be a part of yours.
Hi there, I'm Rebecca Rice, LMFT. I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, emotion regulation, complex and developmental trauma, acute and chronic PTSD, ADHD, low self-esteem, emotional and sexual abuse, relationship problems, grief and loss. My therapeutic approach is drawn from many theories: EMDR, CBT, Attachment Theory, Solution-Focused, trauma-informed care and a holistic mind body approach. I'm guided by individual needs and reinforce strengths and abilities to facilitate change in the briefest time possible. You get to decide who you invite on your journey; I feel blessed to be a part of yours.
(707) 876-0605 View (707) 876-0605
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Paris Williams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519  (Online Only)
"And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Allow me to be your guide and ally as we work together to transform your wounds into strengths, your difficulties into rewards, and move into the rich and meaningful life that is your birthright. I have particular expertise in: (1) unresolved trauma; (2) depression, grief, anxiety, and other challenging emotional states; and (3) existential/spiritual issues and crisis - finding meaning/purpose, exploring identity and values, working with non-ordinary experiences and states of mind, and life transition.
"And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Allow me to be your guide and ally as we work together to transform your wounds into strengths, your difficulties into rewards, and move into the rich and meaningful life that is your birthright. I have particular expertise in: (1) unresolved trauma; (2) depression, grief, anxiety, and other challenging emotional states; and (3) existential/spiritual issues and crisis - finding meaning/purpose, exploring identity and values, working with non-ordinary experiences and states of mind, and life transition.
(707) 340-7728 View (707) 340-7728
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Dr. Tonia Vojtkofsky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
I believe there is hope for you, no matter what you are struggling with, or how intense your suffering is. I am dedicated to providing compassionate and evidenced-based treatments that empower people to learn, grow, and heal.
I believe there is hope for you, no matter what you are struggling with, or how intense your suffering is. I am dedicated to providing compassionate and evidenced-based treatments that empower people to learn, grow, and heal.
(707) 232-8492 View (707) 232-8492
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Michael Stephens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
Hi there, I'm Michael, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have helped people with issues such as anxiety, depression, aging, ADHD, chronic illness, and more. I work effectively with clients seeking to move beyond previous negative experiences or current situational stressors and develop healthy coping skills. I can relate to many life challenges impacting thought, mood, and behavior. I approach psychotherapy pragmatically with an existential/humanistic emphasis. My top modalities are CBT, Narrative, and Solution Focused therapy.
Hi there, I'm Michael, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have helped people with issues such as anxiety, depression, aging, ADHD, chronic illness, and more. I work effectively with clients seeking to move beyond previous negative experiences or current situational stressors and develop healthy coping skills. I can relate to many life challenges impacting thought, mood, and behavior. I approach psychotherapy pragmatically with an existential/humanistic emphasis. My top modalities are CBT, Narrative, and Solution Focused therapy.
(626) 263-5840 View (626) 263-5840
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Dr. Bryony Shaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mckinleyville, CA 95519  (Online Only)
Are you struggling? My approach is no-nonsense, curious, warm and compassionate with a touch of humour thrown in for good measure. In my practice, I imagine an ideal client who wants to actively explore their inner world with the desire to create positive outcomes for themselves and their loved ones. You may be a couple experiencing communication breakdowns, seeking to reignite the spark in your bond, or you may be an individual struggling with personal challenges that impact your relationships or your career.
Are you struggling? My approach is no-nonsense, curious, warm and compassionate with a touch of humour thrown in for good measure. In my practice, I imagine an ideal client who wants to actively explore their inner world with the desire to create positive outcomes for themselves and their loved ones. You may be a couple experiencing communication breakdowns, seeking to reignite the spark in your bond, or you may be an individual struggling with personal challenges that impact your relationships or your career.
(707) 244-7306 View (707) 244-7306
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Marnie Lucas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
Valuing the therapeutic relationship as primary, I enjoy working with clients at deep structural levels to promote insight, healing and integration. Paramount to this process is bringing awareness and understanding to the ways in which past conditioning and experiences impact how we see and relate to ourselves and others. The goal is to facilitate ever more conscious, authentic and compassionate ways of relating to the self, others and the world. While my foundational training is in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, I pull on a variety of techniques and approaches tailored to fit the specific needs of the individual, couple or family.
Valuing the therapeutic relationship as primary, I enjoy working with clients at deep structural levels to promote insight, healing and integration. Paramount to this process is bringing awareness and understanding to the ways in which past conditioning and experiences impact how we see and relate to ourselves and others. The goal is to facilitate ever more conscious, authentic and compassionate ways of relating to the self, others and the world. While my foundational training is in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, I pull on a variety of techniques and approaches tailored to fit the specific needs of the individual, couple or family.
(707) 382-3835 View (707) 382-3835
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Jake Snyder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
Hi there, I'm Jake, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have 7 years of comprehensive experience working with at-risk children, young adults, and families, as well as extensive experience treating a wide range of mental health diagnoses including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma disorders, and personality disorders in the context of both individual treatment and family systems. I cater my approach to your needs and may use psychoanalysis and psychodynamics, dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy, or other useful modalities. I am looking forward to meeting you and witnessing your journey toward healing.
Hi there, I'm Jake, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have 7 years of comprehensive experience working with at-risk children, young adults, and families, as well as extensive experience treating a wide range of mental health diagnoses including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma disorders, and personality disorders in the context of both individual treatment and family systems. I cater my approach to your needs and may use psychoanalysis and psychodynamics, dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy, or other useful modalities. I am looking forward to meeting you and witnessing your journey toward healing.
(707) 383-5799 View (707) 383-5799
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A. Andrea de Cleyre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mckinleyville, CA 95519  (Online Only)
My practice is a living, evolving symbiosis of theory and heart. I believe each of us are on a unique path that is rich in potential and inevitably involves stumbling blocks. I see my role with therapy clients as a companion on the path. Together, we will investigate the stumbling blocks and decode their meanings, their purposes in propelling you further on your journey. We will also explore your aspirations and identify ways you can more fully embody your ideal image of yourself.
My practice is a living, evolving symbiosis of theory and heart. I believe each of us are on a unique path that is rich in potential and inevitably involves stumbling blocks. I see my role with therapy clients as a companion on the path. Together, we will investigate the stumbling blocks and decode their meanings, their purposes in propelling you further on your journey. We will also explore your aspirations and identify ways you can more fully embody your ideal image of yourself.
(707) 414-6118 View (707) 414-6118
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Amelia Stillinger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519  (Online Only)
Therapy helps you craft a healthy relationship with yourself and others, and supports meaningful life choices. My clients struggle with issues such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, loneliness, relationship challenges, questions around life direction, and personal identity. Often they report feeling "stuck," frustrated in their ability to change or move forward in their lives. As a therapist, I like to work collaboratively with clients to support and strengthen what is already working and to bring insight to areas that need more attention. With compassion and kindness, my aim is to help my clients gain coping skills that foster greater well-being and help manage difficult feelings.
Therapy helps you craft a healthy relationship with yourself and others, and supports meaningful life choices. My clients struggle with issues such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, loneliness, relationship challenges, questions around life direction, and personal identity. Often they report feeling "stuck," frustrated in their ability to change or move forward in their lives. As a therapist, I like to work collaboratively with clients to support and strengthen what is already working and to bring insight to areas that need more attention. With compassion and kindness, my aim is to help my clients gain coping skills that foster greater well-being and help manage difficult feelings.
(707) 388-3133 View (707) 388-3133
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Eric Towle Duff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519  (Online Only)
I use an interactive method in psychotherapy. I am Jungian in theory and bring together all aspects of our experience, including the emotional, physical and spiritual. My ideal clients understand the value of Depth Psychology, even as therapy sessions may be focused on immediate life challenges.
I use an interactive method in psychotherapy. I am Jungian in theory and bring together all aspects of our experience, including the emotional, physical and spiritual. My ideal clients understand the value of Depth Psychology, even as therapy sessions may be focused on immediate life challenges.
(707) 549-6535 View (707) 549-6535
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Tamara Leigh Severn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
Welcome and thank you for visiting my therapy profile. I offer a highly personalized, supportive approach tailored to your specific needs. As your Therapist, I will provide you with a safe environment to explore and process your thoughts and feelings. We will work together to develop a treatment plan that fits your therapy goals.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my therapy profile. I offer a highly personalized, supportive approach tailored to your specific needs. As your Therapist, I will provide you with a safe environment to explore and process your thoughts and feelings. We will work together to develop a treatment plan that fits your therapy goals.
(707) 271-9160 View (707) 271-9160
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Roberta J Nolan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
Waitlist for new clients
I believe it’s a privilege working in the field of psychology and with humans of all ages from infancy to geriatrics. Some of my psychological expertise include human development, traumas, mood disorders, forensics as well as various ranges of other mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. I believe that humans are experts in their lived experiences. It is my privilege to learn from humans and imagine/interpret their situations, challenges, or concerns and offer psychoeducation in support of reducing disruptive/negative lifor issues and lessons
I believe it’s a privilege working in the field of psychology and with humans of all ages from infancy to geriatrics. Some of my psychological expertise include human development, traumas, mood disorders, forensics as well as various ranges of other mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. I believe that humans are experts in their lived experiences. It is my privilege to learn from humans and imagine/interpret their situations, challenges, or concerns and offer psychoeducation in support of reducing disruptive/negative lifor issues and lessons
(530) 773-5226 View (530) 773-5226
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Andrea Louise Sanger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
I will help you get to the root of your struggles: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, isolation, feeling stuck, anger issues, low self-esteem. Using my training in depth- and somatic-oriented psychotherapy, I will help you make contact with your natural, real self as well as the conscious and unconscious ways that you keep yourself from living fully.
I will help you get to the root of your struggles: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, isolation, feeling stuck, anger issues, low self-esteem. Using my training in depth- and somatic-oriented psychotherapy, I will help you make contact with your natural, real self as well as the conscious and unconscious ways that you keep yourself from living fully.
(707) 744-4767 View (707) 744-4767
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Claire Ajina
Psychologist, MA, NCSP, LEP
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Educational Psychologist, I serve clients in Humboldt County, California who have educationally related needs. I work with children, teens, and adults, providing psychoeducational evaluations. I hold a BA in Child Development and a MA in Psychology: School Psychology; both from Cal Poly Humboldt. I am an LEP, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and a credentialed School Psychologist in California.
As a Licensed Educational Psychologist, I serve clients in Humboldt County, California who have educationally related needs. I work with children, teens, and adults, providing psychoeducational evaluations. I hold a BA in Child Development and a MA in Psychology: School Psychology; both from Cal Poly Humboldt. I am an LEP, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and a credentialed School Psychologist in California.
(707) 683-7203 View (707) 683-7203
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Gina L Velasquez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
Taking the first step in asking for support can be incredibly challenging. You don't have to struggle alone. I am here to meet you where you are, whether you feel anxious or overwhelmed, manage a disorder, have life transitions, or have relationship difficulties. I provide the foundation for a caring, warm therapeutic relationship that will allow you to reflect on your life in a safe and supportive environment. Together we will work collaboratively to address your concerns while promoting the development of more rewarding, authentic, harmonious relationships with yourself and others.
Taking the first step in asking for support can be incredibly challenging. You don't have to struggle alone. I am here to meet you where you are, whether you feel anxious or overwhelmed, manage a disorder, have life transitions, or have relationship difficulties. I provide the foundation for a caring, warm therapeutic relationship that will allow you to reflect on your life in a safe and supportive environment. Together we will work collaboratively to address your concerns while promoting the development of more rewarding, authentic, harmonious relationships with yourself and others.
(707) 418-3790 View (707) 418-3790
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Liz Taulbee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
Navigating life’s challenges alone can feel overwhelming and intimidating. I’ll hold space for you to express your fears and vulnerabilities in a supportive, non-judgmental space. Together we can create a respectful, trusting therapeutic relationship that will be the foundation for your healing process here. We will delve into what issues you’re experiencing and generate goals and solutions together based on your needs and strengths. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I’ve worked with clients to uncover and challenge thinking patterns and change behaviors that were creating suffering in their lives.
Navigating life’s challenges alone can feel overwhelming and intimidating. I’ll hold space for you to express your fears and vulnerabilities in a supportive, non-judgmental space. Together we can create a respectful, trusting therapeutic relationship that will be the foundation for your healing process here. We will delve into what issues you’re experiencing and generate goals and solutions together based on your needs and strengths. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I’ve worked with clients to uncover and challenge thinking patterns and change behaviors that were creating suffering in their lives.
(707) 470-3677 View (707) 470-3677
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Julie Branson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
Life's challenges can sometimes seem overwhelming. You don't have to walk through it alone. Finding the courage to ask for help can be a powerful step on the path to healing. I believe that when people are listened to, understood, and accepted, they can connect to their inner wisdom, build resiliency, and cultivate a sense of well-being. My intention is to create a welcoming, supportive, respectful environment in which you can feel safe to share your truth.
Life's challenges can sometimes seem overwhelming. You don't have to walk through it alone. Finding the courage to ask for help can be a powerful step on the path to healing. I believe that when people are listened to, understood, and accepted, they can connect to their inner wisdom, build resiliency, and cultivate a sense of well-being. My intention is to create a welcoming, supportive, respectful environment in which you can feel safe to share your truth.
(707) 238-7138 View (707) 238-7138
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Maryjo K Stepp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519  (Online Only)
I work collaboratively with my clients to use their strengths to develop positive change in couple and family interactions, and in individuals' personal, social, educational, and employment lives. My work blends stress management, mindfulness, guided imagery, communication skills, anger management, family counseling, parenting skills, and trauma work. I have experience with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, medical stress and chronic pain, ACA/codependency, PTSD, and Panic DO. My work is neurologically based, client centered, and solution focused.
I work collaboratively with my clients to use their strengths to develop positive change in couple and family interactions, and in individuals' personal, social, educational, and employment lives. My work blends stress management, mindfulness, guided imagery, communication skills, anger management, family counseling, parenting skills, and trauma work. I have experience with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, medical stress and chronic pain, ACA/codependency, PTSD, and Panic DO. My work is neurologically based, client centered, and solution focused.
(707) 368-4556 View (707) 368-4556
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Kathleen Lowder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
Are you overwhelmed by stressors in your life and struggling with feeling sad, lonely, nervous, tired and irritable? Would it feel useful to have someone you can communicate with about your worries? As a licensed counselor and community advocate, I provide individual therapy in an empowering, empathetic and collaborative manner for people such as yourself. I can assist you with discovering and developing skills and methods to increase your feelings of emotional well-being and with improving your coping and communication skills.
Are you overwhelmed by stressors in your life and struggling with feeling sad, lonely, nervous, tired and irritable? Would it feel useful to have someone you can communicate with about your worries? As a licensed counselor and community advocate, I provide individual therapy in an empowering, empathetic and collaborative manner for people such as yourself. I can assist you with discovering and developing skills and methods to increase your feelings of emotional well-being and with improving your coping and communication skills.
(707) 307-5396 View (707) 307-5396
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Kate Veerkamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , PMH-C
Verified Verified
Mckinleyville, CA 95519
I offer support to those who are ready to explore their inner worlds in a meaningful way so as to better understand how your unique history has impacted your current pattens, beliefs, emotions and behaviors. With curiosity, we will uncover the underlying issues that are at the root of your distressing symptoms. I will support you to allow your emotions to emerge, make sense of past experiences, and create updated and more accurate beliefs and narratives about your life. My intention is to uncover your inherent ability to face and move towards the joys and challenges that life brings with more ease, resilience and wholeheartedness
I offer support to those who are ready to explore their inner worlds in a meaningful way so as to better understand how your unique history has impacted your current pattens, beliefs, emotions and behaviors. With curiosity, we will uncover the underlying issues that are at the root of your distressing symptoms. I will support you to allow your emotions to emerge, make sense of past experiences, and create updated and more accurate beliefs and narratives about your life. My intention is to uncover your inherent ability to face and move towards the joys and challenges that life brings with more ease, resilience and wholeheartedness
(707) 309-0794 View (707) 309-0794

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 95519

20+

Average cost per session

$132

Therapists in 95519 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Grief
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Beacon Health Options | Carelon
35% Aetna
35% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 95519 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95519?

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.