Therapists in Artisan, Bakersfield, CA

Photo of Michael H Bean, Marriage & Family Therapist in Artisan, Bakersfield, CA
Michael H Bean
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFTT
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Is the arguing getting unbearable? Or just the silence? Distrust? Disconnection? Let's quickly focus on the most serious issues you face. Get ready for a compassionate, yet very "problem-solving" approach as you and I work together to untangle the knots that keep you stuck. If you are prepared for your life to get better, give me a call.
Is the arguing getting unbearable? Or just the silence? Distrust? Disconnection? Let's quickly focus on the most serious issues you face. Get ready for a compassionate, yet very "problem-solving" approach as you and I work together to untangle the knots that keep you stuck. If you are prepared for your life to get better, give me a call.
(661) 228-8127 View (661) 228-8127
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Alexander A Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience working with individuals providing treatment for mood disorders, irrational core beliefs, and behavioral difficulties. I have also worked with couples on issues related to relational repair, attachment enhancement, and conflict resolution. My work in family systems focus on increasing attachment bonds within the family system, help with re-orienting established norms, and conflict resolution.
I have experience working with individuals providing treatment for mood disorders, irrational core beliefs, and behavioral difficulties. I have also worked with couples on issues related to relational repair, attachment enhancement, and conflict resolution. My work in family systems focus on increasing attachment bonds within the family system, help with re-orienting established norms, and conflict resolution.
(661) 437-3738 View (661) 437-3738
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Dena Barnes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, ATR, LMFT
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Sometimes, it's hard to know how to change things without the help of someone you trust. Perhaps you are ready to make a change in your life...ready to finally close the gap between the way your life is and the way you would like it to be? I'd like to help you along that journey. My goal is to help each client develop a pathway to achieve inner health, resolve conflicts, and find happiness and wholeness in their lives. Here, you will find an open, safe and empathic space for transformation.
Sometimes, it's hard to know how to change things without the help of someone you trust. Perhaps you are ready to make a change in your life...ready to finally close the gap between the way your life is and the way you would like it to be? I'd like to help you along that journey. My goal is to help each client develop a pathway to achieve inner health, resolve conflicts, and find happiness and wholeness in their lives. Here, you will find an open, safe and empathic space for transformation.
(661) 460-5123 View (661) 460-5123
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Melissa A. Delis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
With over 20 years of clinical experience in counseling & psychotherapy , I will assist you in a collaborative and goal-oriented treatment experience. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
With over 20 years of clinical experience in counseling & psychotherapy , I will assist you in a collaborative and goal-oriented treatment experience. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(661) 622-4821 View (661) 622-4821
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Meghan Holland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311  (Online Only)
Have you been searching for someone that will listen? Someone that will work with you to find solutions to the challenges life throws at you. Let me be that person. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and children that are experiencing challenges in life.
Have you been searching for someone that will listen? Someone that will work with you to find solutions to the challenges life throws at you. Let me be that person. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, and children that are experiencing challenges in life.
(661) 218-1501 View (661) 218-1501
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Carrie L. Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Hello! My name is Carrie Campbell. I am a Christian, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist eager to help you reach your fullest potential. I am an inspirational speaker and have done annual conferences and workshops. I make evening and weekend appointments for your convenience. I will walk with you through your most difficult times and help you to conquer and overcome your greatest obstacles. You have the power inside of you. Allow me to help you release it and let it shine. Please call me. Working together we can heal your past and help you reach your goals.
Hello! My name is Carrie Campbell. I am a Christian, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist eager to help you reach your fullest potential. I am an inspirational speaker and have done annual conferences and workshops. I make evening and weekend appointments for your convenience. I will walk with you through your most difficult times and help you to conquer and overcome your greatest obstacles. You have the power inside of you. Allow me to help you release it and let it shine. Please call me. Working together we can heal your past and help you reach your goals.
(661) 249-7068 View (661) 249-7068
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Debra L Shelton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
I prefer to work with adults and children that are motivated to improve their relationships with family, friends, and others. I also work on issues of grief and loss. One area where I specialize, is working with parents who have experienced the loss of a child.
I prefer to work with adults and children that are motivated to improve their relationships with family, friends, and others. I also work on issues of grief and loss. One area where I specialize, is working with parents who have experienced the loss of a child.
(661) 430-6033 View (661) 430-6033
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Becca Ferguson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
I enjoy helping individuals and couples from 18 y/o through late adulthood. If you need help improving your life & your relationships, I can give you the tools you need! My clients tell me I am genuine and easy to talk to, and they feel they leave each session with realistic tools to improve their day to day lives. I like to work with a variety of individuals, couples, and families, on trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues, and I specialize in working with individuals with all types of sexual problems such as porn and sex addiction. I also love working with people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
I enjoy helping individuals and couples from 18 y/o through late adulthood. If you need help improving your life & your relationships, I can give you the tools you need! My clients tell me I am genuine and easy to talk to, and they feel they leave each session with realistic tools to improve their day to day lives. I like to work with a variety of individuals, couples, and families, on trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues, and I specialize in working with individuals with all types of sexual problems such as porn and sex addiction. I also love working with people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
(661) 347-2041 View (661) 347-2041
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Jessica Lynn Burzlaff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Not accepting new clients
Please note I am not currently accepting any new clients in my practice. If you are currently looking for a therapist, please reach out to Aji Issac, AMFT at 661-241-8768, Melissa Navarro, AMFT at 661-368-5807, or Jennifer Hopes, LMFT at 661-477-2196.
Please note I am not currently accepting any new clients in my practice. If you are currently looking for a therapist, please reach out to Aji Issac, AMFT at 661-241-8768, Melissa Navarro, AMFT at 661-368-5807, or Jennifer Hopes, LMFT at 661-477-2196.
(661) 228-3398 View (661) 228-3398
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Amyanne Freeburg
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP, ABPP
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Not accepting new clients
Every person and family is unique, with a different set of life circumstances. There is no one-size-fits-all therapy and the process of resolving problems has to be individualized to the needs of the person or family. Life stressors can be frustrating, as can be the processing of each person's own life challenges. Whatever the need might be we will work with you, your child, and/or your family. You are not alone....We are here to help.
Every person and family is unique, with a different set of life circumstances. There is no one-size-fits-all therapy and the process of resolving problems has to be individualized to the needs of the person or family. Life stressors can be frustrating, as can be the processing of each person's own life challenges. Whatever the need might be we will work with you, your child, and/or your family. You are not alone....We are here to help.
(661) 384-7201 View (661) 384-7201
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Lee Anne Adler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Relationships, communication, work, school, marriage, child-rearing, illness, and all stages of life can be very challenging at times. I am dedicated to providing a highly supportive atmosphere where solutions to these challenges can be explored and found with compassion and respect. I enjoy working with adults, couples, teens, and families to build stronger relationships and deeper self-understanding to make life's journey more enjoyable. I have many years of experience working with families as a registered nurse, and as a therapist, I have a deep understanding of how health related issues can impact individuals and families.
Relationships, communication, work, school, marriage, child-rearing, illness, and all stages of life can be very challenging at times. I am dedicated to providing a highly supportive atmosphere where solutions to these challenges can be explored and found with compassion and respect. I enjoy working with adults, couples, teens, and families to build stronger relationships and deeper self-understanding to make life's journey more enjoyable. I have many years of experience working with families as a registered nurse, and as a therapist, I have a deep understanding of how health related issues can impact individuals and families.
(661) 344-4028 View (661) 344-4028
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Marsha Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I'm Marsha, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Congratulations on having the courage to reach out for your own well-being. Taking that first step is the beginning of a healing and expansive journey. I provide a safe space in which to explore your reasons for seeking therapy and to help bring out the strengths and resources that already exist inside of you, as well as offer tools for growth, to further your own life satisfaction. I bring a compassionate and non-judgmental presence, attention to the whole person - body/mind/spirit, use of the arts for healing, and my own experience across the life stages.
Hello and welcome! I'm Marsha, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Congratulations on having the courage to reach out for your own well-being. Taking that first step is the beginning of a healing and expansive journey. I provide a safe space in which to explore your reasons for seeking therapy and to help bring out the strengths and resources that already exist inside of you, as well as offer tools for growth, to further your own life satisfaction. I bring a compassionate and non-judgmental presence, attention to the whole person - body/mind/spirit, use of the arts for healing, and my own experience across the life stages.
(562) 278-8116 View (562) 278-8116
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Meagan Marino
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Maternity Leave - I will update my account upon return around May 2024. If you are struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, grief, and tired of patterns keeping you from moving forward, then I'm here to walk with you. I can help you understand how to shift your perspective, learn more about your past, how to cope with stressors, how to communicate more effectively, and more. You have it in you, and I can help introduce new skills and awareness in your life. I am also trained as an art therapist and can use artmaking as a tool in or out of session. I have experience in intensive outpatient therapy with teens and adults.
Maternity Leave - I will update my account upon return around May 2024. If you are struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, grief, and tired of patterns keeping you from moving forward, then I'm here to walk with you. I can help you understand how to shift your perspective, learn more about your past, how to cope with stressors, how to communicate more effectively, and more. You have it in you, and I can help introduce new skills and awareness in your life. I am also trained as an art therapist and can use artmaking as a tool in or out of session. I have experience in intensive outpatient therapy with teens and adults.
(657) 215-7504 View (657) 215-7504
Photo of Tiffany Bell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Artisan, Bakersfield, CA
Tiffany Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Having a hard time navigating life? Feel as though you keep falling back into the same old patterns which don't produce what you intended? Having difficulty with your child, spouse, family or loved ones? Have the thought that addressing your innermost pain means there is "something wrong with you?" Let me help! In my practice I strive to help people access their best selves, lives, and potential. I assist you in navigating through your life. My goal is to spread the word that everyone will need an impartial confidant and that seeking help is normal. I would be honored to assist you on your journey of transformation.
Having a hard time navigating life? Feel as though you keep falling back into the same old patterns which don't produce what you intended? Having difficulty with your child, spouse, family or loved ones? Have the thought that addressing your innermost pain means there is "something wrong with you?" Let me help! In my practice I strive to help people access their best selves, lives, and potential. I assist you in navigating through your life. My goal is to spread the word that everyone will need an impartial confidant and that seeking help is normal. I would be honored to assist you on your journey of transformation.
(661) 765-8731 View (661) 765-8731
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Sarah Medzyk
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
The difficulties of everyday life can sometimes become overwhelming. When on top of those difficulties we add the stresses of illness, anxiety, depression, our identity, our love lives and more-we can easily feel burdened to our breaking point. We just don't feel heard. Sometimes these situations can linger for months or years, making it hard to meet our obligations and live our lives in the way we would like. However, those difficulties and stresses don't need to define who we are-or where we're going. It's my goal as a therapist to help you tell your story.
The difficulties of everyday life can sometimes become overwhelming. When on top of those difficulties we add the stresses of illness, anxiety, depression, our identity, our love lives and more-we can easily feel burdened to our breaking point. We just don't feel heard. Sometimes these situations can linger for months or years, making it hard to meet our obligations and live our lives in the way we would like. However, those difficulties and stresses don't need to define who we are-or where we're going. It's my goal as a therapist to help you tell your story.
(805) 516-0323 View (805) 516-0323
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Lisa Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
My name is Dr. Lisa Miller, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD.) and Christian Ministry (D.Min.). In these roles, I have been privileged to assist hurting people for over forty years. I work with clients throughout California via telehealth., both adolescents and adults, single and married. I am a generalist and treat patients experiencing anxiety/stress and depression from diverse causes. I am a specialist if the cause of their symptoms stems from trauma, faith, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
My name is Dr. Lisa Miller, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD.) and Christian Ministry (D.Min.). In these roles, I have been privileged to assist hurting people for over forty years. I work with clients throughout California via telehealth., both adolescents and adults, single and married. I am a generalist and treat patients experiencing anxiety/stress and depression from diverse causes. I am a specialist if the cause of their symptoms stems from trauma, faith, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
(213) 510-2226 View (213) 510-2226
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Amanda Lockie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311  (Online Only)
Feeling burnt out? Having problems sleeping? Feeling disconnected from your friends and family? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run away and leave it all behind? If you have ever felt that while you were juggling all the things, you have lost yourself as a person...therapy is where you can find hope. This is the place to sort through all the worry and stress and noise that is weighing you down. Just imagine being able to feel confident to live the life you want to live, and be able to show up for yourself in the best way possible. If this sounds like you, and what you want to achieve, let's talk!
Feeling burnt out? Having problems sleeping? Feeling disconnected from your friends and family? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run away and leave it all behind? If you have ever felt that while you were juggling all the things, you have lost yourself as a person...therapy is where you can find hope. This is the place to sort through all the worry and stress and noise that is weighing you down. Just imagine being able to feel confident to live the life you want to live, and be able to show up for yourself in the best way possible. If this sounds like you, and what you want to achieve, let's talk!
(760) 280-6710 View (760) 280-6710
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Cassandra Rivera
Psychologist, MS, PPS, LEP4344
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
If you're looking for support for your child's emotional well-being, academic success, or overall development, Brilliant Minds Children's Educational Psychology Services can help. You're probably feeling overwhelmed, seeing your child struggle academically, socially, or emotionally. You're not alone, and it's courageous of you to seek support. Now imagine your child feeling more confident, overcoming challenges, and thriving. I aim to help them reach this potential, providing a nurturing and supportive environment that encourages positive growth. With no waiting list, I am currently accepting new clients.
If you're looking for support for your child's emotional well-being, academic success, or overall development, Brilliant Minds Children's Educational Psychology Services can help. You're probably feeling overwhelmed, seeing your child struggle academically, socially, or emotionally. You're not alone, and it's courageous of you to seek support. Now imagine your child feeling more confident, overcoming challenges, and thriving. I aim to help them reach this potential, providing a nurturing and supportive environment that encourages positive growth. With no waiting list, I am currently accepting new clients.
(661) 384-6802 View (661) 384-6802
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Rachel Kane-Cooley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Hi there. My name is Rachel Kane-Cooley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I love connecting with and supporting others on their therapeutic journey. I consider this work a delight and a privilege. Over the years, I have met so many wonderful people looking to heal, grow, and evolve. It's a beautiful process and I feel blessed to be a part of it.
Hi there. My name is Rachel Kane-Cooley and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I love connecting with and supporting others on their therapeutic journey. I consider this work a delight and a privilege. Over the years, I have met so many wonderful people looking to heal, grow, and evolve. It's a beautiful process and I feel blessed to be a part of it.
(951) 383-6952 View (951) 383-6952
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Jordan Driskell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT, LMFT
Verified
Artisan, Bakersfield, CA 93311  (Online Only)
If you are reading this, you've taken the courageous step of seeking help, and I'm here to walk alongside you. Living with OCD is a daily struggle. Intrusive, distressing thoughts and relentless compulsions can consume your daily life, leading to overwhelming anxiety and distress. Right now you're probably looking for a compassionate and knowledgeable partner to navigate the labyrinth of OCD; if you desire a safe space where you can openly discuss your thoughts (taboo, irrational, persistent, and unwanted) and feelings without judgment, look no further.
If you are reading this, you've taken the courageous step of seeking help, and I'm here to walk alongside you. Living with OCD is a daily struggle. Intrusive, distressing thoughts and relentless compulsions can consume your daily life, leading to overwhelming anxiety and distress. Right now you're probably looking for a compassionate and knowledgeable partner to navigate the labyrinth of OCD; if you desire a safe space where you can openly discuss your thoughts (taboo, irrational, persistent, and unwanted) and feelings without judgment, look no further.
(316) 218-9267 View (316) 218-9267

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Artisan, Bakersfield, CA

40+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Artisan, Bakersfield, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
73% Grief
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
71% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
58% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Artisan, Bakersfield, CA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
13% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Artisan, Bakersfield?

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.