Therapists in 95841

Photo of Haley Myers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 95841, CA
Haley Myers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95841
You are worried about your child. They have started to show signs of anxiety or depression which is starting to make you concerned. You try to lighten the mood when you can, but it is getting harder everyday. You never know what might make them upset and feel completely lost on what to do. You feel bad about the tension in the home and hate arguing with them, but sometimes its's the only thing you can do to get them to listen. You feel worried about what they may be thinking or doing like self-harm or suicidal thoughts and that terrifies you.
You are worried about your child. They have started to show signs of anxiety or depression which is starting to make you concerned. You try to lighten the mood when you can, but it is getting harder everyday. You never know what might make them upset and feel completely lost on what to do. You feel bad about the tension in the home and hate arguing with them, but sometimes its's the only thing you can do to get them to listen. You feel worried about what they may be thinking or doing like self-harm or suicidal thoughts and that terrifies you.
(916) 516-1499 View (916) 516-1499
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Stephanie Ha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841  (Online Only)
Are you highly critical of yourself and deeply unsatisfied? Do you feel as if you're not good enough no matter how hard you try? Are you struggling with imposter syndrome and low self-esteem? Do you feel frustrated and overwhelmed and tend to compare yourself to those around you? Are you looking for more joy, satisfaction, greater peace, and healing in your life?
Are you highly critical of yourself and deeply unsatisfied? Do you feel as if you're not good enough no matter how hard you try? Are you struggling with imposter syndrome and low self-esteem? Do you feel frustrated and overwhelmed and tend to compare yourself to those around you? Are you looking for more joy, satisfaction, greater peace, and healing in your life?
(916) 975-6170 View (916) 975-6170
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Stacia D. Ponce-Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95841  (Online Only)
There are times in our lives when we need a compssionate ear with empathy and validation to sit with you during certain seasons of life. I have a wealth of experience working with diverse, evolved, economic social groups and varied ages of children and adults throughout my career. It is a pleasure to serve families as a whole as well as individuals as they need with my guided expertise to see people land where they desire and deserve to be. Therapy should be an opportunity to have someone you trust journey alongside your process with humilty, respect and encouragement. Together, we can achieve all that is possible.
There are times in our lives when we need a compssionate ear with empathy and validation to sit with you during certain seasons of life. I have a wealth of experience working with diverse, evolved, economic social groups and varied ages of children and adults throughout my career. It is a pleasure to serve families as a whole as well as individuals as they need with my guided expertise to see people land where they desire and deserve to be. Therapy should be an opportunity to have someone you trust journey alongside your process with humilty, respect and encouragement. Together, we can achieve all that is possible.
(530) 364-5248 View (530) 364-5248
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Ady Benyishay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841
My experience started in 2010, working in an inpatient facility for an eating disorder residential program for about two years. From there, I moved on to working as a therapist at a residential program treating adolescents with dual diagnoses. I also opened my private practice at that time and saw clients remotely. Currently, I’m working at Sober Living, helping adults deal with various addictions And mental health as well as seeing couples, families, and individuals through Telehealth. The modalities that I use often are CBT, DBT solution focus, and psychodynamic.
My experience started in 2010, working in an inpatient facility for an eating disorder residential program for about two years. From there, I moved on to working as a therapist at a residential program treating adolescents with dual diagnoses. I also opened my private practice at that time and saw clients remotely. Currently, I’m working at Sober Living, helping adults deal with various addictions And mental health as well as seeing couples, families, and individuals through Telehealth. The modalities that I use often are CBT, DBT solution focus, and psychodynamic.
(323) 861-3466 View (323) 861-3466
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Valerie Harris-Reamer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95841  (Online Only)
Do you turn to food, alcohol, or drugs to deal with feeling lonely or rejected, or to cope with added stress and anxiety? Have you lost the joyful feelings that you used to have in life? Do you feel fear stricken, even in the “comfort” of your own home? Do you feel like there are so many things to manage and your forever growing “to do list” leaves you feeling completely overwhelmed? I work with women who have experienced tough stuff in their childhood and feel like they have lost their way. Sometimes we turn to food, alcohol, and drugs or, we withdraw from friends and family, just to cope. Does this sound like you?
Do you turn to food, alcohol, or drugs to deal with feeling lonely or rejected, or to cope with added stress and anxiety? Have you lost the joyful feelings that you used to have in life? Do you feel fear stricken, even in the “comfort” of your own home? Do you feel like there are so many things to manage and your forever growing “to do list” leaves you feeling completely overwhelmed? I work with women who have experienced tough stuff in their childhood and feel like they have lost their way. Sometimes we turn to food, alcohol, and drugs or, we withdraw from friends and family, just to cope. Does this sound like you?
(805) 519-8716 View (805) 519-8716
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Reward Learning, LLC.
Licensed Educational Psychologist, MA, LEP, ABSNP
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841
Are you seeking answers about learning-related needs. A thorough evaluation is needed to accurately figure that out and to diagnose or "rule out" a Specific Learning Disorder (like dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia), ADHD, Autism, or an Intellectual Disability. It will result in recommendations based on a client's unique learning profile. Some may seek testing for other reasons. For example, a college student who has a disability may be entitled to accommodations in school, and for exams. A comprehensive assessment is adapted to meet each person's needs. As a highly skilled Licensed Educational Psychologist, Reed can help.
Are you seeking answers about learning-related needs. A thorough evaluation is needed to accurately figure that out and to diagnose or "rule out" a Specific Learning Disorder (like dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia), ADHD, Autism, or an Intellectual Disability. It will result in recommendations based on a client's unique learning profile. Some may seek testing for other reasons. For example, a college student who has a disability may be entitled to accommodations in school, and for exams. A comprehensive assessment is adapted to meet each person's needs. As a highly skilled Licensed Educational Psychologist, Reed can help.
(916) 436-5330 View (916) 436-5330
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Elijah Meeker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95841
The human mind is vast and varied. “Normal” is a setting on a dryer. Dr. Meeker has a passion for people and their uniqueness. No two situations are the same. Working with compassion and care, Dr. Meeker approaches mental health with an individually tailored style, looking in depth at what makes you, you. With broad experience (private practice, inpatient psychiatric settings, psychological testing, substance abuse, and behavioral assessment), Dr. Meeker serves most populations. He specializes in working with challenging personality disorders (Borderline, Antisocial, Histrionic, etc.) as well as anxiety and mood disorders.
The human mind is vast and varied. “Normal” is a setting on a dryer. Dr. Meeker has a passion for people and their uniqueness. No two situations are the same. Working with compassion and care, Dr. Meeker approaches mental health with an individually tailored style, looking in depth at what makes you, you. With broad experience (private practice, inpatient psychiatric settings, psychological testing, substance abuse, and behavioral assessment), Dr. Meeker serves most populations. He specializes in working with challenging personality disorders (Borderline, Antisocial, Histrionic, etc.) as well as anxiety and mood disorders.
(916) 975-4358 View (916) 975-4358
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Lighthouse Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFC, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841
Our mission is to provide comfort, hope, and healing, in a nurturing and loving environment. We specialize in relationship issues, trauma, and child/adolescent therapy. We have 19 years experience giving successful treatment to individuals, couples, and families. We care and know we can help. We have had success with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Behavior Therapy,and Christian Therapy. We have experience working with many cultures and religions. We believe in nurturing individual growth in a loving and safe environment. Most insurances pay for "in-network" AND "out of network" providers; We provide low fee!
Our mission is to provide comfort, hope, and healing, in a nurturing and loving environment. We specialize in relationship issues, trauma, and child/adolescent therapy. We have 19 years experience giving successful treatment to individuals, couples, and families. We care and know we can help. We have had success with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Behavior Therapy,and Christian Therapy. We have experience working with many cultures and religions. We believe in nurturing individual growth in a loving and safe environment. Most insurances pay for "in-network" AND "out of network" providers; We provide low fee!
(619) 609-9863 View (619) 609-9863
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Nefertiti Khemet Goudjayi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Maybe it started with a thought, that thought became bigger and bigger, that you were struggling mentally/emotionally. That thought brought you to my page, wanting to get help for the the intrusive thoughts, the struggles in your relationships, the worries, or deep sadness. I have a unique way of understanding and learning about people. I can be a listening ear, or I can be there to help guide you through some difficult life paths. We choose the path together, that way your needs are sure to be met. I have experience working with people who have ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Maybe it started with a thought, that thought became bigger and bigger, that you were struggling mentally/emotionally. That thought brought you to my page, wanting to get help for the the intrusive thoughts, the struggles in your relationships, the worries, or deep sadness. I have a unique way of understanding and learning about people. I can be a listening ear, or I can be there to help guide you through some difficult life paths. We choose the path together, that way your needs are sure to be met. I have experience working with people who have ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
(916) 527-8867 View (916) 527-8867
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William Wendelaar
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841
Hello, my name is William Wendelaar (but you can call me "Billie" if you would like!) and I'm an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor currently practicing in Sacramento, California. I practice primarily from a person-centered or humanistic orientation. What this means is that I firmly believe in the importance of the therapeutic alliance and that each client is the expert on themself. However, I also offer my outside perspective and expertise to help my clients with their presenting difficulties using tools from various forms of CBT, mindfulness, and self-compassion.
Hello, my name is William Wendelaar (but you can call me "Billie" if you would like!) and I'm an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor currently practicing in Sacramento, California. I practice primarily from a person-centered or humanistic orientation. What this means is that I firmly believe in the importance of the therapeutic alliance and that each client is the expert on themself. However, I also offer my outside perspective and expertise to help my clients with their presenting difficulties using tools from various forms of CBT, mindfulness, and self-compassion.
(916) 269-6037 View (916) 269-6037
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Shana Creyssels
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841
Hi! My name is Shana Creyssels and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over twelve years of experience. I celebrate you in taking your first step, which is a huge strength. I believe that you are the expert of you. My goal is to create a safe space that is non-judgmental, inclusive and empowering where we can work collaboratively to achieve what success means to you. Seeking support during difficult times can be a challenge. Life is an incredible journey that comes with experiences that shape who we are or serves as a driving point to where we want to go or who we want to become.
Hi! My name is Shana Creyssels and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over twelve years of experience. I celebrate you in taking your first step, which is a huge strength. I believe that you are the expert of you. My goal is to create a safe space that is non-judgmental, inclusive and empowering where we can work collaboratively to achieve what success means to you. Seeking support during difficult times can be a challenge. Life is an incredible journey that comes with experiences that shape who we are or serves as a driving point to where we want to go or who we want to become.
(805) 793-1263 View (805) 793-1263
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Lisa Franks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping others heal from trauma, adjust in life transitions, and manage stress. My approach is supportive, direct, and solution-focused, aimed at helping individuals on their journey towards a more meaningful, fulfilling, and healthy life.
I am passionate about helping others heal from trauma, adjust in life transitions, and manage stress. My approach is supportive, direct, and solution-focused, aimed at helping individuals on their journey towards a more meaningful, fulfilling, and healthy life.
(951) 226-0336 View (951) 226-0336
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Jessica Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841  (Online Only)
Are you burned out & stressed? Does it seem like you are “not good enough”? Are you struggling with overcoming self doubt? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here. We know seeking help can be hard. You’ve likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years, but we’re so glad you have taken the courageous step of being here. Together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges.
Are you burned out & stressed? Does it seem like you are “not good enough”? Are you struggling with overcoming self doubt? Have you tried to solve the problems in your life on your own and realized you need help from someone else? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you have made the right choice by being here. We know seeking help can be hard. You’ve likely been debating seeking help for months, if not years, but we’re so glad you have taken the courageous step of being here. Together we can work to help equip you with the necessary tools to help you face and overcome your challenges.
(916) 655-9681 View (916) 655-9681
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Alycia Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841  (Online Only)
Life is exciting and beautiful. And, at the same time it can be painful and chaotic. There are parts of us who want to run away, who want to feel better, or just want to give up. Many of us have the pieces of our puzzle, but we may be looking for a missing piece, or cannot see the full picture. That is where my passion to come alongside you belongs. I enjoy looking at the pieces together with you, putting them into perspective, curiously looking for a missing piece, and finding the spot that “fits best” and feels right. My strategy is to collaborate with you because “you know you best.”
Life is exciting and beautiful. And, at the same time it can be painful and chaotic. There are parts of us who want to run away, who want to feel better, or just want to give up. Many of us have the pieces of our puzzle, but we may be looking for a missing piece, or cannot see the full picture. That is where my passion to come alongside you belongs. I enjoy looking at the pieces together with you, putting them into perspective, curiously looking for a missing piece, and finding the spot that “fits best” and feels right. My strategy is to collaborate with you because “you know you best.”
(916) 237-1574 View (916) 237-1574
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Clint Parker
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841  (Online Only)
I love helping adults from all stages and walks of life to understand the things that are holding them back in order to find ways through them. After recognizing underlying barriers, we can work towards fully realizing your strengths and adjusting certain behaviors and thoughts to see things and be yourself in a healthier way. In our first session together, we'll complete an assessment focused on exploring your past and present, current challenges and strengths, and specific problems that you hope to overcome. We'll discuss your specific goals for counseling as well as my recommendations for treatment to move towards those goals.
I love helping adults from all stages and walks of life to understand the things that are holding them back in order to find ways through them. After recognizing underlying barriers, we can work towards fully realizing your strengths and adjusting certain behaviors and thoughts to see things and be yourself in a healthier way. In our first session together, we'll complete an assessment focused on exploring your past and present, current challenges and strengths, and specific problems that you hope to overcome. We'll discuss your specific goals for counseling as well as my recommendations for treatment to move towards those goals.
(310) 347-4971 View (310) 347-4971
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Noele Clayton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841
I am a client-centered therapist who borrows from various treatment modalities depending on the client's needs. I meet you where you are in your journey as you are the expert on your life. My specialty is with mood issues, the LGBTQ+ population, and trauma, but I have a lot of experience with many other issues as well. It would be lovely to meet you!
I am a client-centered therapist who borrows from various treatment modalities depending on the client's needs. I meet you where you are in your journey as you are the expert on your life. My specialty is with mood issues, the LGBTQ+ population, and trauma, but I have a lot of experience with many other issues as well. It would be lovely to meet you!
(559) 550-6687 View (559) 550-6687
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Kathryn Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95841
Do you need support and guidance in your life? Do you need to heal from or strengthen a relationship in your life? Maybe that relationship is with yourself, partner or family member. Do you have a teen that is struggling and as a family feel you are in a crisis? I have been providing crisis services to teens and families for over 20 years. Over the years, my skills and interest in helping others has also broadened to include adults, trauma and substance abuse.
Do you need support and guidance in your life? Do you need to heal from or strengthen a relationship in your life? Maybe that relationship is with yourself, partner or family member. Do you have a teen that is struggling and as a family feel you are in a crisis? I have been providing crisis services to teens and families for over 20 years. Over the years, my skills and interest in helping others has also broadened to include adults, trauma and substance abuse.
(916) 293-5652 View (916) 293-5652
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David J. Sachs
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95841
Life is in constant flux. Whether you or a loved one are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, life adjustment issues, grief, unhealthy habits, or have a need to explore the deeper parts of yourself, selecting a counselor that fits you best is most important. Reaching out to an unknown professional you do not know can feel uncomfortable and overwhelming, especially when you or someone you love is hurting, but it is helpful to remember that counselors are human beings first just like you. Everyone, regardless of their challenges, can benefit from therapy.
Life is in constant flux. Whether you or a loved one are struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, life adjustment issues, grief, unhealthy habits, or have a need to explore the deeper parts of yourself, selecting a counselor that fits you best is most important. Reaching out to an unknown professional you do not know can feel uncomfortable and overwhelming, especially when you or someone you love is hurting, but it is helpful to remember that counselors are human beings first just like you. Everyone, regardless of their challenges, can benefit from therapy.
(916) 587-4738 View (916) 587-4738
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Denise Grundland
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95841
Waitlist for new clients
Congrats, you've taken a brave step toward attaining the life you want! Do you miss when your relationship felt closer or easier? Do you or your partner struggle as teammates because of ADHD getting in the way? Perhaps you are going through fertility treatments & it all feels like a lot? Communication issues? I work with all kinds of issues & specialize in couples counseling, though I work individually, too. What sets me apart is I was trained as a Clinical Psychologist (Doctor of Psychology) & have completed research in, as well as extensively trained in, marriage, stress, & couples therapy. I'm also bilingual (Sp-Eng) & a parent.
Congrats, you've taken a brave step toward attaining the life you want! Do you miss when your relationship felt closer or easier? Do you or your partner struggle as teammates because of ADHD getting in the way? Perhaps you are going through fertility treatments & it all feels like a lot? Communication issues? I work with all kinds of issues & specialize in couples counseling, though I work individually, too. What sets me apart is I was trained as a Clinical Psychologist (Doctor of Psychology) & have completed research in, as well as extensively trained in, marriage, stress, & couples therapy. I'm also bilingual (Sp-Eng) & a parent.
(619) 664-4099 View (619) 664-4099

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Number of Therapists in 95841

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 95841 who prioritize treating:

84% Depression
84% Trauma and PTSD
79% Anxiety
68% Relationship Issues
63% Grief
58% Coping Skills
58% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Cigna and Evernorth
69% Optum

How Therapists in 95841 see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 95841?

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.