Therapists in Butte County, CA

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Photo of Carol Marie Seigler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Butte County, CA
Carol Marie Seigler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926
Waitlist for new clients
Have you experienced a traumatic event that you feel holds you back from the life you so desperately want to live? Do unwanted thoughts and memories prevent you from feeling like you can live a normal and happy life? If you are living with traumatic events from your past, ranging from insult, abuse, humiliation, violence, attachment wounds, or even subtle disappointments, therapy could be a safe space to address these injuries. Through a collaborative approach and taking into account the mind & body, I join my clients on a journey of exploration, growth, and healing.
Have you experienced a traumatic event that you feel holds you back from the life you so desperately want to live? Do unwanted thoughts and memories prevent you from feeling like you can live a normal and happy life? If you are living with traumatic events from your past, ranging from insult, abuse, humiliation, violence, attachment wounds, or even subtle disappointments, therapy could be a safe space to address these injuries. Through a collaborative approach and taking into account the mind & body, I join my clients on a journey of exploration, growth, and healing.
(530) 694-4377 View (530) 694-4377
Photo of Nicole Reimers, Marriage & Family Therapist in Butte County, CA
Nicole Reimers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95928
Life can become challenging to all of us at some time or another. Whether it is dealing with a loss, struggling with depression or anxiety, struggling to handle day to day stressors, or even just feeling off and knowing you're not living or feeling how you would like to, we could all use some support at different times in our lives. I got into this field because I truly wanted to do something as a career that helped others and couldn't think of doing something where I wasn't able to interact with and support others.
Life can become challenging to all of us at some time or another. Whether it is dealing with a loss, struggling with depression or anxiety, struggling to handle day to day stressors, or even just feeling off and knowing you're not living or feeling how you would like to, we could all use some support at different times in our lives. I got into this field because I truly wanted to do something as a career that helped others and couldn't think of doing something where I wasn't able to interact with and support others.
(530) 444-8094 View (530) 444-8094
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Aspen Intervention Wellness Center
LAADC, ICADC
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
At Aspen Intervention Wellness Center, we provide discreet, confidential assessment, communication and dedication to serve you and your loved one to get on the road to recovery. With guidance to wellness and healing we believe everyone deserves to have a better quality of life and access into recovery with the highest quality of care available. We have access to Medically Managed Detox and Dual-Diagnosis residential treatment or intensive outpatient treatment for individuals, families and professionals. We use an approach that is highly individualized with an array of options customized in a treatment plan specifically for you or a loved one. Our mission is to help our clients attain their full potential. Our passion is getting families present and focused on all that life has to offer. Aspen Wellness delivers access to quality and innovative chemical dependency and addiction disorder services in a caring and supportive environment. By consistently exceeding the expectations of our clients, we are recognized in the communities we serve to help motivate change and open doors to Health and Wellness for you or love one. For Confidential Consultations Call 888-628-0644.
At Aspen Intervention Wellness Center, we provide discreet, confidential assessment, communication and dedication to serve you and your loved one to get on the road to recovery. With guidance to wellness and healing we believe everyone deserves to have a better quality of life and access into recovery with the highest quality of care available. We have access to Medically Managed Detox and Dual-Diagnosis residential treatment or intensive outpatient treatment for individuals, families and professionals. We use an approach that is highly individualized with an array of options customized in a treatment plan specifically for you or a loved one. Our mission is to help our clients attain their full potential. Our passion is getting families present and focused on all that life has to offer. Aspen Wellness delivers access to quality and innovative chemical dependency and addiction disorder services in a caring and supportive environment. By consistently exceeding the expectations of our clients, we are recognized in the communities we serve to help motivate change and open doors to Health and Wellness for you or love one. For Confidential Consultations Call 888-628-0644.
(916) 507-1147 View (916) 507-1147
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Joseph Acciaioli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
Life can feel overwhelming at times. But our challenges become more difficult if we aren't managing our thoughts and emotions skillfully. A key to personal growth is learning to detach from the unhelpful stories our mind tells us, so we can move forward on the things we value. My goal is to help you lead a richer, more meaningful life-one rooted in the values most important to you. No matter how serious your issues, there are steps you can take to gain a sense of control and wholeness.
Life can feel overwhelming at times. But our challenges become more difficult if we aren't managing our thoughts and emotions skillfully. A key to personal growth is learning to detach from the unhelpful stories our mind tells us, so we can move forward on the things we value. My goal is to help you lead a richer, more meaningful life-one rooted in the values most important to you. No matter how serious your issues, there are steps you can take to gain a sense of control and wholeness.
(530) 287-8193 View (530) 287-8193
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Lance A Ferris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926
Life is changing constantly! ONLINE & IN OFFICE SESSIONS – You can access excellent therapy. I am passionate about problem solving and assisting clients discover a clear vision of their future and then identify the personal strengths that will enable this vision. Our work together will engage in mindfulness, improve self-compassion, and find meaning on your journey to emotional health and mental wellness. You will develop new awareness about patterns in your life that no longer serve you and learn new skills to transform those patterns.
Life is changing constantly! ONLINE & IN OFFICE SESSIONS – You can access excellent therapy. I am passionate about problem solving and assisting clients discover a clear vision of their future and then identify the personal strengths that will enable this vision. Our work together will engage in mindfulness, improve self-compassion, and find meaning on your journey to emotional health and mental wellness. You will develop new awareness about patterns in your life that no longer serve you and learn new skills to transform those patterns.
(530) 433-0587 View (530) 433-0587
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Sylvia Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
As a bilingual therapist for the past several years, I have had the honor and privilege of sharing in unique journeys of inspiration, cultivation, and transformation regardless of barriers current events present. If you have noticed something is different in your quality of life and want to take steps to improve your life experiences, you are not alone. Perhaps the challenges, difficulties, and stressors from the human experience have changed who you are or where you want to be. Experiencing fears, sadness, worry, and grief is normal and, at times, can impact our areas of wellness.
As a bilingual therapist for the past several years, I have had the honor and privilege of sharing in unique journeys of inspiration, cultivation, and transformation regardless of barriers current events present. If you have noticed something is different in your quality of life and want to take steps to improve your life experiences, you are not alone. Perhaps the challenges, difficulties, and stressors from the human experience have changed who you are or where you want to be. Experiencing fears, sadness, worry, and grief is normal and, at times, can impact our areas of wellness.
(530) 457-6411 View (530) 457-6411
Photo of Kristin B Free, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Butte County, CA
Kristin B Free
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926
The body carries the legacy of trauma and attachment dynamics in habits of movement, posture and nervous system regulation that can keep us stuck in the past. Therapeutic engagement doesn't have to be dysregulating and overwhelming. You shouldn't leave a therapy session feeling worse than you did when you showed up. Unfortunately, traditional talk therapies can inadvertently trigger your nervous system into survival mode. If we aren't tracking and recognizing what is happening underneath the words, therapy can feel excruciating, especially if there is a history of trauma at any stage of development.
The body carries the legacy of trauma and attachment dynamics in habits of movement, posture and nervous system regulation that can keep us stuck in the past. Therapeutic engagement doesn't have to be dysregulating and overwhelming. You shouldn't leave a therapy session feeling worse than you did when you showed up. Unfortunately, traditional talk therapies can inadvertently trigger your nervous system into survival mode. If we aren't tracking and recognizing what is happening underneath the words, therapy can feel excruciating, especially if there is a history of trauma at any stage of development.
(530) 389-4817 View (530) 389-4817
Photo of Holly Chrisope Rainey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Butte County, CA
Holly Chrisope Rainey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
Finding a therapist can be a challenging endeavor. It takes true vulnerability and strength to take the first step to reach out to someone to share the most intimate parts of your life. As a therapist I strive to support you through your journey of navigating life challenges and obstacles. I place and emphasis on creating highly personalized and tailored therapeutic services to help you attain the personal growth and resiliency you desire.
Finding a therapist can be a challenging endeavor. It takes true vulnerability and strength to take the first step to reach out to someone to share the most intimate parts of your life. As a therapist I strive to support you through your journey of navigating life challenges and obstacles. I place and emphasis on creating highly personalized and tailored therapeutic services to help you attain the personal growth and resiliency you desire.
(530) 290-6312 View (530) 290-6312
Photo of Lee Emmett McHatton, Marriage & Family Therapist in Butte County, CA
Lee Emmett McHatton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
I started my practice in 1994 with a desire to help people through their difficult situations. As a father my heart goes out to children. I strive to meet people where they are and help them become the best they can be. The majority of my practice is made up of children and teens but I also work with a number of adults and couples. It is important to note not everyone is ready to face their struggles or change their situation. While I would like to help everyone the person must be ready and motivated for therapy to be effective.
I started my practice in 1994 with a desire to help people through their difficult situations. As a father my heart goes out to children. I strive to meet people where they are and help them become the best they can be. The majority of my practice is made up of children and teens but I also work with a number of adults and couples. It is important to note not everyone is ready to face their struggles or change their situation. While I would like to help everyone the person must be ready and motivated for therapy to be effective.
(530) 421-8199 View (530) 421-8199
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Denise Cangiano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
I enjoy working with clients that are interested in living their best life possible by working through the challenges that have kept them from feeling whole and emotionally healthy. I work with issues of personal growth and health & wellness by helping to clear the challenges of trauma that come from violence, disturbing memories, medical challenges, anger, addictions, stress, anxiety & panic attacks, complicated grief, eating struggles and communication. I like to deal with the whole person which includes healthy habits, communication and their relationship to others. I work with individuals and couples.
I enjoy working with clients that are interested in living their best life possible by working through the challenges that have kept them from feeling whole and emotionally healthy. I work with issues of personal growth and health & wellness by helping to clear the challenges of trauma that come from violence, disturbing memories, medical challenges, anger, addictions, stress, anxiety & panic attacks, complicated grief, eating struggles and communication. I like to deal with the whole person which includes healthy habits, communication and their relationship to others. I work with individuals and couples.
(530) 459-4350 View (530) 459-4350
Photo of Terrence Hoffman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Butte County, CA
Terrence Hoffman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95928
Primary Interest: Helping those struggling with emotions related to separation and loss, unrequited love, abandonment issues, attachment wounds, "on-again/off again" relationships, low self-esteem, obsessive thinking related to romantic-attachment loss, and unresolved grief.
Primary Interest: Helping those struggling with emotions related to separation and loss, unrequited love, abandonment issues, attachment wounds, "on-again/off again" relationships, low self-esteem, obsessive thinking related to romantic-attachment loss, and unresolved grief.
(530) 903-8969 View (530) 903-8969
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Heather M. O'Connell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
Not accepting new clients
I focus on helping people achieve an improved quality of life, whether it be through developing healthier relationships, overcoming an addiction, or healing from a painful past. I support people in learning how to more effectively manage life stressors that can often times contribute to other symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. I connect well with individuals who want to increase their self confidence and feel a stronger sense of empowerment in their ability to effectively manage their emotions, relationships with others, and overall life goals.
I focus on helping people achieve an improved quality of life, whether it be through developing healthier relationships, overcoming an addiction, or healing from a painful past. I support people in learning how to more effectively manage life stressors that can often times contribute to other symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. I connect well with individuals who want to increase their self confidence and feel a stronger sense of empowerment in their ability to effectively manage their emotions, relationships with others, and overall life goals.
(530) 637-3329 View (530) 637-3329
Photo of Sarah Knuth, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Butte County, CA
Sarah Knuth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
Hi! I'm Sarah Knuth, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a passion for listening. I follow a strengths-based approach, believing even in our darkest times, we all have strengths and resiliencies that can help us grow stronger. I am familiar with students, adults, women's issues, and Veterans, treating anxiety, general life stressors, work issues, as well as housing and financial instability stressors. I try to create an open and supportive environment, leaving the majority of space for you to talk and process. If you request, I will be able to give more guidance and constructive observations.
Hi! I'm Sarah Knuth, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a passion for listening. I follow a strengths-based approach, believing even in our darkest times, we all have strengths and resiliencies that can help us grow stronger. I am familiar with students, adults, women's issues, and Veterans, treating anxiety, general life stressors, work issues, as well as housing and financial instability stressors. I try to create an open and supportive environment, leaving the majority of space for you to talk and process. If you request, I will be able to give more guidance and constructive observations.
(530) 631-3606 View (530) 631-3606
Photo of Jeremy Gregory, Pre-Licensed Professional in Butte County, CA
Jeremy Gregory
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95926  (Online Only)
The rest of the world looks at you and thinks you have it all together, but you have been tirelessly juggling all the demands of your family, profession, and life in general and you're exhausted: mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. You're entire life you've been considered the successful one who makes all the right choices and is the person your friends and family look up to. There's no room for failure. You don't feel you have any choices, so you suck it up and keep moving forward. You don't even have time for therapy, even though you know you deserve to work on yourself. You don't have to carry your burdens alone anymore.
The rest of the world looks at you and thinks you have it all together, but you have been tirelessly juggling all the demands of your family, profession, and life in general and you're exhausted: mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. You're entire life you've been considered the successful one who makes all the right choices and is the person your friends and family look up to. There's no room for failure. You don't feel you have any choices, so you suck it up and keep moving forward. You don't even have time for therapy, even though you know you deserve to work on yourself. You don't have to carry your burdens alone anymore.
(530) 777-5442 View (530) 777-5442
Photo of Kim Torres, Marriage & Family Therapist in Butte County, CA
Kim Torres
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95928
My name is Kimberly Chadwick-Torres, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) based in Chico, California. As an enthusiastic mental health professional, I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges and find their path towards healing and growth. With extensive experience in the field, I have dedicated my career to promoting positive mental health and well-being. I am committed to breaking down barriers and fostering a greater understanding of mental health issues, while promoting overall well-being.
My name is Kimberly Chadwick-Torres, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) based in Chico, California. As an enthusiastic mental health professional, I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges and find their path towards healing and growth. With extensive experience in the field, I have dedicated my career to promoting positive mental health and well-being. I am committed to breaking down barriers and fostering a greater understanding of mental health issues, while promoting overall well-being.
(530) 296-8931 View (530) 296-8931
Photo of Sue O'Hanlon, Marriage & Family Therapist in Butte County, CA
Sue O'Hanlon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oroville, CA 95966
Life can be hard, and sometimes we need someone to help us on the journey. I have a passion for helping people find their way. I can help you discover what is holding you back, and give you the support and tools to help you grow. Clients have said that I am able to bring hope to those who have given up. I truly believe that people can heal from the traumas of life, and become more successful. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, relational issues,or just adjusting to a new season of life, I am here to help.
Life can be hard, and sometimes we need someone to help us on the journey. I have a passion for helping people find their way. I can help you discover what is holding you back, and give you the support and tools to help you grow. Clients have said that I am able to bring hope to those who have given up. I truly believe that people can heal from the traumas of life, and become more successful. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, relational issues,or just adjusting to a new season of life, I am here to help.
(530) 208-0933 View (530) 208-0933
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Gale Dixon Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95928
Medi-Cal Anthem Blue Cross provider and Medi-Cal California Health and Wellness provider. I'm a very good listener, nonjudgmental, and have much compassion for people who are hurting. . Traumatic experiences in my family of the suicide of my brother, loss of my sister in a car accident that left me critically injured, and having a twin brother who suffered with schizophrenia has made me a strong, empathetic, and trusting therapist. Albeit, its been a tough road, but shedding many ineffective beliefs, myths, and taboos I learned from my family and society I have let go.
Medi-Cal Anthem Blue Cross provider and Medi-Cal California Health and Wellness provider. I'm a very good listener, nonjudgmental, and have much compassion for people who are hurting. . Traumatic experiences in my family of the suicide of my brother, loss of my sister in a car accident that left me critically injured, and having a twin brother who suffered with schizophrenia has made me a strong, empathetic, and trusting therapist. Albeit, its been a tough road, but shedding many ineffective beliefs, myths, and taboos I learned from my family and society I have let go.
(530) 433-5423 View (530) 433-5423
Photo of Rachel Seifert, Marriage & Family Therapist in Butte County, CA
Rachel Seifert
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95928  (Online Only)
I subscribe to a holistic, Humanistic approach of therapeutic treatment, frequently incorporating into my practice methods such as mindfulness, person-centered, and solution-focused therapy, among others. I believe everyone can begin a process of healing from the many benefits a therapeutic experience has to offer. I treat all of my clients with unconditional positive regard and provide a safe, judgment-free zone that fosters healing.
I subscribe to a holistic, Humanistic approach of therapeutic treatment, frequently incorporating into my practice methods such as mindfulness, person-centered, and solution-focused therapy, among others. I believe everyone can begin a process of healing from the many benefits a therapeutic experience has to offer. I treat all of my clients with unconditional positive regard and provide a safe, judgment-free zone that fosters healing.
(530) 460-6662 View (530) 460-6662
Photo of Erika Miller, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Butte County, CA
Erika Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95926
I specialize in helping individuals who suffer from depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, difficulty with boundaries, co-dependency, intimate partner violence, substance use disorders, and grief, among other difficulties. I am open to ages eight through the end of life, any and all genders and ethnicities are welcome. I am a therapist at Stonebridge Counseling, we are a group practice who are passionate about serving our community, hope to hear from you soon.
I specialize in helping individuals who suffer from depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, difficulty with boundaries, co-dependency, intimate partner violence, substance use disorders, and grief, among other difficulties. I am open to ages eight through the end of life, any and all genders and ethnicities are welcome. I am a therapist at Stonebridge Counseling, we are a group practice who are passionate about serving our community, hope to hear from you soon.
(530) 431-2065 View (530) 431-2065
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Cheryl Berge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chico, CA 95973
I work with clients to discover their unique human qualities and support them to overcome trauma, anxiety, depression and the unexpected stressors in life.
I work with clients to discover their unique human qualities and support them to overcome trauma, anxiety, depression and the unexpected stressors in life.
(530) 418-6813 View (530) 418-6813

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Number of Therapists in Butte County, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Butte County, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
72% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
72% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% MHN | Health Net
54% Aetna
54% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Butte County, CA see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Butte County?

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.