Therapists in Alameda, CA

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Max Antor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MST
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
As your therapist, I will help you address the challenges that are holding you back from creating the life you want. Many times this involves simple, guided questions that explore how you came to feel the way you feel and why you do the things you do. I utilize a relational framework when working with adults and older teens. Research has shown that the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship you have with your therapist. The modalities change over time, but the need to experience trust in examining your inner landscape is essential and unwavering.
As your therapist, I will help you address the challenges that are holding you back from creating the life you want. Many times this involves simple, guided questions that explore how you came to feel the way you feel and why you do the things you do. I utilize a relational framework when working with adults and older teens. Research has shown that the most important aspect of therapy is the relationship you have with your therapist. The modalities change over time, but the need to experience trust in examining your inner landscape is essential and unwavering.
(510) 216-1702 View (510) 216-1702
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Katrina Sesline
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating adults living with a disabling health condition, caregivers who are supporting someone with a health condition, and those grieving the loss of a loved one. Living with a serious illness or grief can bring out difficult feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, depression and fear. I use an integrative approach with elements of narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness. Together, let's create a safe space to help you cope while attending to your heart, mind, and body.
I specialize in treating adults living with a disabling health condition, caregivers who are supporting someone with a health condition, and those grieving the loss of a loved one. Living with a serious illness or grief can bring out difficult feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, depression and fear. I use an integrative approach with elements of narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness. Together, let's create a safe space to help you cope while attending to your heart, mind, and body.
(510) 616-9406 View (510) 616-9406
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Gillian E Gillette
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
Are you an individual or couple seeking a (Spanish/English) bilingual therapist to understand and explore your unique communication issues that come from cross-cultural coupledom? You may be a new parent with prenatal and postpartum issues such as fear, stress, depression, anxiety around birth, new roles, and family adjustment who needs help and support as you navigate your new family configuration. Individuals or families struggling with chronic illness issues and caretaking are under stress and may feel depression and anxiety around the Diagnosis trauma or may be experiencing anticipatory grief.
Are you an individual or couple seeking a (Spanish/English) bilingual therapist to understand and explore your unique communication issues that come from cross-cultural coupledom? You may be a new parent with prenatal and postpartum issues such as fear, stress, depression, anxiety around birth, new roles, and family adjustment who needs help and support as you navigate your new family configuration. Individuals or families struggling with chronic illness issues and caretaking are under stress and may feel depression and anxiety around the Diagnosis trauma or may be experiencing anticipatory grief.
(510) 398-4935 View (510) 398-4935
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Amy Hester
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
My clinical approach to working with teen and adult clients is to provide a safe as well as non-judgemental place to process difficult emotions and situations that may be hindering a healthy and balanced life. I work from a client centered and relationship based model allowing for optimal growth to shift the patterns that are causing you to feel stuck. This enables change, positivity, and renewed energy in your life. Some common reasons people seek therapy are; difficulties with peer relationships, depression, life transitions, stress, substance use, self esteem and body image, parenting, academic performance, and family conflict.
My clinical approach to working with teen and adult clients is to provide a safe as well as non-judgemental place to process difficult emotions and situations that may be hindering a healthy and balanced life. I work from a client centered and relationship based model allowing for optimal growth to shift the patterns that are causing you to feel stuck. This enables change, positivity, and renewed energy in your life. Some common reasons people seek therapy are; difficulties with peer relationships, depression, life transitions, stress, substance use, self esteem and body image, parenting, academic performance, and family conflict.
(510) 944-0795 View (510) 944-0795
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Kelly M. Sharp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
9 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck or generally disconnected? Do you struggle to feel content or relaxed? The last few years have resulted in big questions related to our careers, our relationships, and our management of multiple roles and responsibilities. I work with individuals and couples to identify aspects of life that are in need of an intentional shift and offer the insights, tools and skills to help you live a more connected and meaningful life.
Are you feeling stuck or generally disconnected? Do you struggle to feel content or relaxed? The last few years have resulted in big questions related to our careers, our relationships, and our management of multiple roles and responsibilities. I work with individuals and couples to identify aspects of life that are in need of an intentional shift and offer the insights, tools and skills to help you live a more connected and meaningful life.
(510) 230-2721 View (510) 230-2721
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Marcia Wong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
Hi, My name is Marcia Wong, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am based in Thousand Oaks, CA, but I work throughout California via telehealth. My primary focus is working with individuals with anxiety and depression including all ages, from children to adolescents and adults. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), dependent on clients‚ needs.
Hi, My name is Marcia Wong, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am based in Thousand Oaks, CA, but I work throughout California via telehealth. My primary focus is working with individuals with anxiety and depression including all ages, from children to adolescents and adults. I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), dependent on clients‚ needs.
(510) 319-0967 View (510) 319-0967
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Rob Gross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I am concerned with the emotional or physical injuries that have happened to us. I’m interested in harm that is family based, societally based, or both. I see the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that don't serve us well now as having been required in our past for survival in a traumatic environment. Many of my clients are neurodivergent, and have been subject to harm ranging from ongoing lack of support to severe abuse because of this.
As a therapist, I am concerned with the emotional or physical injuries that have happened to us. I’m interested in harm that is family based, societally based, or both. I see the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that don't serve us well now as having been required in our past for survival in a traumatic environment. Many of my clients are neurodivergent, and have been subject to harm ranging from ongoing lack of support to severe abuse because of this.
(510) 900-5368 View (510) 900-5368
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Sarah Hausman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am here to help clients who seek support for something that isn't working in their life in this moment. I find I am especially drawn to helping folks that consider themselves nervous, anxious, perfectionists and over-thinkers. Clients I work with are those that experience guilt, shame, or immense pressure in their daily lives; those whose inner voice may be critical and a bit too loud. They may have turned to the internet, voraciously googling for answers or they may have turned to substances that began in moderation and teetered into indulgent. Clients that come to work with me are looking for relief, clarity, and a quiet mind.
I am here to help clients who seek support for something that isn't working in their life in this moment. I find I am especially drawn to helping folks that consider themselves nervous, anxious, perfectionists and over-thinkers. Clients I work with are those that experience guilt, shame, or immense pressure in their daily lives; those whose inner voice may be critical and a bit too loud. They may have turned to the internet, voraciously googling for answers or they may have turned to substances that began in moderation and teetered into indulgent. Clients that come to work with me are looking for relief, clarity, and a quiet mind.
(510) 398-4413 View (510) 398-4413
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Elaina Barulic, MFT, Therapist & Jungian Candidate
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501
I offer therapy as a reliable space where you can slow down, really meet your inner world and learn to relate to what you discover there. Your symptoms have a story to tell. They can cause immense suffering when you don’t understand their language, or what they're asking you to find out about yourself. When you can give your feelings the attention they ask for, they can reconnect you to your instincts and guide you in useful directions. Jungian therapy works to help you face inward towards your imagination, where you can begin to recover and revive what feels dormant, lost, unworthy, or just undiscovered.
I offer therapy as a reliable space where you can slow down, really meet your inner world and learn to relate to what you discover there. Your symptoms have a story to tell. They can cause immense suffering when you don’t understand their language, or what they're asking you to find out about yourself. When you can give your feelings the attention they ask for, they can reconnect you to your instincts and guide you in useful directions. Jungian therapy works to help you face inward towards your imagination, where you can begin to recover and revive what feels dormant, lost, unworthy, or just undiscovered.
(628) 241-1097 View (628) 241-1097
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Megan Spence
Psychologist, PsyD, PMH-C
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
I am Dr. Spence, a licensed clinical psychologist who is certified in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International. I have experience working with men, women, and non-binary individuals around a wide range of health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, work stress, grief, women's health conditions (menopause, pregnancy, PMDD) and chronic illness. I also work with couples, to help strengthen communication and increase trust and relationship satisfaction.
I am Dr. Spence, a licensed clinical psychologist who is certified in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International. I have experience working with men, women, and non-binary individuals around a wide range of health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, work stress, grief, women's health conditions (menopause, pregnancy, PMDD) and chronic illness. I also work with couples, to help strengthen communication and increase trust and relationship satisfaction.
(415) 367-0076 View (415) 367-0076
William Eric Griffith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
I have been working with children, adolescents, and their families for more than seven years. I have clinical familiarity with the treatment of a general clinical population as well as more specialized populations like ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression. I frequently consult with families surrounding developing effective 504 plans for the schools and also consulting with families surrounding the complicated and educationally important IEP process.
I have been working with children, adolescents, and their families for more than seven years. I have clinical familiarity with the treatment of a general clinical population as well as more specialized populations like ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression. I frequently consult with families surrounding developing effective 504 plans for the schools and also consulting with families surrounding the complicated and educationally important IEP process.
(510) 631-0952 View (510) 631-0952
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Jessica Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to read this. Making the decision to start the healing journey can be a tough one, so I truly appreciate your consideration in having me walk alongside you. I support folx in recognizing their own resilience, exploring intersectional identities and sense of self, and navigating life's stressors and changes. Maybe you're experiencing a shift in your life. Maybe there are parts of yourself that you need support with reconciling and integrating. Or maybe you have experienced trauma and are ready to process it. Whatever it is, I'm excited to bear witness to your growth and be part of your journey.
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to read this. Making the decision to start the healing journey can be a tough one, so I truly appreciate your consideration in having me walk alongside you. I support folx in recognizing their own resilience, exploring intersectional identities and sense of self, and navigating life's stressors and changes. Maybe you're experiencing a shift in your life. Maybe there are parts of yourself that you need support with reconciling and integrating. Or maybe you have experienced trauma and are ready to process it. Whatever it is, I'm excited to bear witness to your growth and be part of your journey.
(510) 781-9676 View (510) 781-9676
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Marlayna Rattanapote
Licensed Professional Clinical Counsellor, LPCC
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
Marlayna Rattanapote, LPCC I offer a judgement free, safe space, to explore concerns, issues, goals and questions. My approach is to be with you on this journey together. Adults and Teens Conditions: Anxiety Depression ADHD Behavioral Issues Life coaching Peer relationships Self-esteem Stress Relationship issues Coping skills Postpartum Parenting. We will take this journey and process together at your pace. We will set goals and work on achieving these together. By setting goals, you will be able to see the progress you have made along your journey.
Marlayna Rattanapote, LPCC I offer a judgement free, safe space, to explore concerns, issues, goals and questions. My approach is to be with you on this journey together. Adults and Teens Conditions: Anxiety Depression ADHD Behavioral Issues Life coaching Peer relationships Self-esteem Stress Relationship issues Coping skills Postpartum Parenting. We will take this journey and process together at your pace. We will set goals and work on achieving these together. By setting goals, you will be able to see the progress you have made along your journey.
(510) 901-4656 View (510) 901-4656
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Tina Pham
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Tina, a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist and Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor at Lumate Health, working under a licensed supervisor. I specialize in working with teens and young adults (age 12-26) suffering from problematic anxiety, OCD, and related concerns. I work collaboratively with my clients and their families to provide tailored, effective care that supports teens in developing life-long skills to master their fears and worries.
Hi, I'm Tina, a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist and Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor at Lumate Health, working under a licensed supervisor. I specialize in working with teens and young adults (age 12-26) suffering from problematic anxiety, OCD, and related concerns. I work collaboratively with my clients and their families to provide tailored, effective care that supports teens in developing life-long skills to master their fears and worries.
(510) 281-3172 View (510) 281-3172
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Leena Richman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501  (Online Only)
Navigating life's challenges can be incredibly anxiety-inducing, especially when you find yourself using social media, turning to weed/alcohol, or binge-watching TV to cope with overwhelming emotions. If you struggle to maintain relationships and trust others while feeling constantly overwhelmed, you're not alone. I understand how anxiety can permeate every aspect of life, making it difficult to achieve your goals and maintain fulfilling relationships. Together, we can address the root causes of your anxiety, improve communication in your relationships, boost your self-confidence, and make strides towards your aspirations.
Navigating life's challenges can be incredibly anxiety-inducing, especially when you find yourself using social media, turning to weed/alcohol, or binge-watching TV to cope with overwhelming emotions. If you struggle to maintain relationships and trust others while feeling constantly overwhelmed, you're not alone. I understand how anxiety can permeate every aspect of life, making it difficult to achieve your goals and maintain fulfilling relationships. Together, we can address the root causes of your anxiety, improve communication in your relationships, boost your self-confidence, and make strides towards your aspirations.
(510) 405-3848 View (510) 405-3848
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Jamie Lavender
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, he/they
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
How's it going? I'm imagining you or someone in your life is struggling-- dealing with suffering somehow-- and that's what led you to look for a therapist. No matter how hard it is, you don't have to deal with it alone. We can work together to help with suffering and find more open-hearted space for you-- moving through life transitions, making change, healing relationships, and growing more into your life.
How's it going? I'm imagining you or someone in your life is struggling-- dealing with suffering somehow-- and that's what led you to look for a therapist. No matter how hard it is, you don't have to deal with it alone. We can work together to help with suffering and find more open-hearted space for you-- moving through life transitions, making change, healing relationships, and growing more into your life.
(628) 250-4383 View (628) 250-4383
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Rebekah Balboni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Alameda, CA 94501
I work with adults, teens, couples, and families who are struggling in their own lives or in their relationships (with children, partners, themselves) in an empathic, non-judgmental, directive and engaged manner. I can help you identify where you are stuck and give you the opportunity to practice trying things a different way in order to feel better. I am experienced in working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, family/relationship conflict and life transitions. I obtain regular feedback from my clients to ensure we stay focused on client-defined treatment goals.
I work with adults, teens, couples, and families who are struggling in their own lives or in their relationships (with children, partners, themselves) in an empathic, non-judgmental, directive and engaged manner. I can help you identify where you are stuck and give you the opportunity to practice trying things a different way in order to feel better. I am experienced in working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, family/relationship conflict and life transitions. I obtain regular feedback from my clients to ensure we stay focused on client-defined treatment goals.
(510) 924-0508 View (510) 924-0508
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Michelle McNeely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
As a LCSW I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that include both short-term solution-focused interventions and long-term psychodynamic approaches. I treat individuals ranging from children to adults in trauma, including abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. Treating individual who have Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD who are looking to obtain the needed coping skills to manage their everyday lives. I utilize treatment modalities including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
As a LCSW I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that include both short-term solution-focused interventions and long-term psychodynamic approaches. I treat individuals ranging from children to adults in trauma, including abuse, neglect, and domestic violence. Treating individual who have Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD who are looking to obtain the needed coping skills to manage their everyday lives. I utilize treatment modalities including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(408) 351-8478 View (408) 351-8478
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Sarah E Warner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience. I have had the privilege of working with many children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who are dealing with a multitude of issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, problem behaviors, substance abuse, co-dependency). I incorporate mindfulness, solution-focused, and strength-based techniques to help facilitate change and bring about relief from painful emotions and from feeling stuck. I believe in honoring what you are already doing right and will collaboratively explore options and tools that will bring about growth and healing.
I am a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience. I have had the privilege of working with many children, adolescents, adults, couples and families who are dealing with a multitude of issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, problem behaviors, substance abuse, co-dependency). I incorporate mindfulness, solution-focused, and strength-based techniques to help facilitate change and bring about relief from painful emotions and from feeling stuck. I believe in honoring what you are already doing right and will collaboratively explore options and tools that will bring about growth and healing.
(510) 398-6367 View (510) 398-6367
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Michael Mombrea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CEAP
Verified
Alameda, CA 94501
Every individual has a unique life story that leads them to seek help. Each stage of life provides challenges that are opportunities for growth. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, and a variety of stress related medical conditions. I also have a special interest in working with men struggling with intimacy in their relationships and maintaining work-life balance. In over 20 years of experience as a therapist, I have learned that listening with empathy and developing trust with my clients are the most essential elements for healing and emotional growth.
Every individual has a unique life story that leads them to seek help. Each stage of life provides challenges that are opportunities for growth. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, and a variety of stress related medical conditions. I also have a special interest in working with men struggling with intimacy in their relationships and maintaining work-life balance. In over 20 years of experience as a therapist, I have learned that listening with empathy and developing trust with my clients are the most essential elements for healing and emotional growth.
(628) 265-6138 View (628) 265-6138

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Number of Therapists in Alameda, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Alameda, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
70% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
52% Aetna
52% Optum

How Therapists in Alameda, CA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Alameda?

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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.