Therapists in Carmel, CA

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Mark Sayre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923
Not accepting new clients
I encourage clients to tell their story and collaborate with them in the co-creation of more preferred and less problem saturated personal narratives. Mindfulness skills (e.g. paying attention in the present moment, non-judgmentally, with acceptance and kindness), emotional regulation, and relationship skills are integrated into the therapeutic process.
I encourage clients to tell their story and collaborate with them in the co-creation of more preferred and less problem saturated personal narratives. Mindfulness skills (e.g. paying attention in the present moment, non-judgmentally, with acceptance and kindness), emotional regulation, and relationship skills are integrated into the therapeutic process.
(831) 250-1397 View (831) 250-1397
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Moore Consulting LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93921
Are you ready for change? Are you ready to live the life you are meant to live? To transform the old self, you have to gain awareness. I want you to get to know all your parts and to shine a light on the shadows that hold you back, I know you can heal your life when you make that decision and have focused discipline to take action to discover your greatness. Don't know where to start? We will start right where you are today. I use the Enneagram, Ayurveda, and Internal Family Systems along with honesty to get you on track. I will show you how you can heal and become whole again. You really can have what you want.
Are you ready for change? Are you ready to live the life you are meant to live? To transform the old self, you have to gain awareness. I want you to get to know all your parts and to shine a light on the shadows that hold you back, I know you can heal your life when you make that decision and have focused discipline to take action to discover your greatness. Don't know where to start? We will start right where you are today. I use the Enneagram, Ayurveda, and Internal Family Systems along with honesty to get you on track. I will show you how you can heal and become whole again. You really can have what you want.
(831) 231-1355 View (831) 231-1355
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Mary Sue Abernethy
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MA, RD, MFT, NNTS
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923  (Online Only)
Welcome and congratulations for seeking help! I love working with people who want to rise up to their highest potential yet know they have some blocks to clear out of the way. Often patterns show up in our lives and we can't figure out how to change so that we are manifesting what we want in life. Don't wait any longer, get the support you deserve!
Welcome and congratulations for seeking help! I love working with people who want to rise up to their highest potential yet know they have some blocks to clear out of the way. Often patterns show up in our lives and we can't figure out how to change so that we are manifesting what we want in life. Don't wait any longer, get the support you deserve!
(831) 661-9231 View (831) 661-9231
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Jill Babbitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923
You are worthy of deep intimate connections, of being seen, loved and adored. You can transform your suffering, feel less anxious and depressed and have more meaningful relationships. I have tools to help you learn effective communication skills, heal from past traumas, and transform negative thinking and stress that no longer serves you. I see individuals and couples in monogamous, polyamorous, open, LGBTQ+, kink, and BDSM communities. I support clients in moving through sexual dysfunctions and disorders. Claim your right to sexual fulfillment, erotic and emotional intimacy, and joyful embodiment in every aspect of your life.
You are worthy of deep intimate connections, of being seen, loved and adored. You can transform your suffering, feel less anxious and depressed and have more meaningful relationships. I have tools to help you learn effective communication skills, heal from past traumas, and transform negative thinking and stress that no longer serves you. I see individuals and couples in monogamous, polyamorous, open, LGBTQ+, kink, and BDSM communities. I support clients in moving through sexual dysfunctions and disorders. Claim your right to sexual fulfillment, erotic and emotional intimacy, and joyful embodiment in every aspect of your life.
(831) 800-2016 View (831) 800-2016
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The Equine Healing Collaborative
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923
The Equine Healing Collaborative was created to provide a path to recovery, self-discovery, personal growth, a re-connection with the natural world, and/or emotional insight and health. The Equine Healing Collaborative offers more than just traditional talk therapy and utilizes interventions such as equine assisted therapy, mindfulness, and mindful equine massage to promote health and quality of life for individuals seeking change.
The Equine Healing Collaborative was created to provide a path to recovery, self-discovery, personal growth, a re-connection with the natural world, and/or emotional insight and health. The Equine Healing Collaborative offers more than just traditional talk therapy and utilizes interventions such as equine assisted therapy, mindfulness, and mindful equine massage to promote health and quality of life for individuals seeking change.
(831) 750-1526 View (831) 750-1526
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Cheryl Ann Trotter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience and have am additional certification for Drug & Alcohol Counseling and Life Coaching. I work collaboratively with clients to help build on strengths rather than focusing on deficits. In our sessions, I work with you to develop healthy life skills using proactive therapeutic techniques via phone or Zoom enabling you can be in the comfort of your home. I incorporate CBT, Positive Psychology and Solution Focus approaches to teach and encourage healthy communication, mood management strategies and develop effective life skills.
I'm a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience and have am additional certification for Drug & Alcohol Counseling and Life Coaching. I work collaboratively with clients to help build on strengths rather than focusing on deficits. In our sessions, I work with you to develop healthy life skills using proactive therapeutic techniques via phone or Zoom enabling you can be in the comfort of your home. I incorporate CBT, Positive Psychology and Solution Focus approaches to teach and encourage healthy communication, mood management strategies and develop effective life skills.
(831) 824-4963 View (831) 824-4963
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Bonnie Coleman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923
Not accepting new clients
Do you find yourself stuck in a rut or in a pattern of behaviors that no longer serve you? Are you having a difficult time navigating complex emotions or processing a challenging past experience? I am a dually licensed marriage and family therapist and professional clinical counselor who is here to help you make sense of all of life’s challenging aspects. If you have been considering seeking therapy for a while, but have been anxious about the process, I welcome you. This step you have taken requires courage and self-reflection. It is not a step that many take.
Do you find yourself stuck in a rut or in a pattern of behaviors that no longer serve you? Are you having a difficult time navigating complex emotions or processing a challenging past experience? I am a dually licensed marriage and family therapist and professional clinical counselor who is here to help you make sense of all of life’s challenging aspects. If you have been considering seeking therapy for a while, but have been anxious about the process, I welcome you. This step you have taken requires courage and self-reflection. It is not a step that many take.
(831) 215-5956 View (831) 215-5956
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Carmen Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel, CA 93923
Life is an ongoing journey of growth and learning. It involves ups and downs, and ruptures do happen. Do we know how to heal and repair those ruptures? Whether processing grief or trauma, or wondering if intimacy and trust can ever happen, or wondering why we stay stuck in unhealthy patterns that just aren't working, I will help you uncover what it is you really want for yourself and then support you in committing to a path forward. I also welcome the challenge of helping partners listen and feel heard as separate individuals, so that they can collaborate on a shared vision that works for all involved. You deserve more joy!
Life is an ongoing journey of growth and learning. It involves ups and downs, and ruptures do happen. Do we know how to heal and repair those ruptures? Whether processing grief or trauma, or wondering if intimacy and trust can ever happen, or wondering why we stay stuck in unhealthy patterns that just aren't working, I will help you uncover what it is you really want for yourself and then support you in committing to a path forward. I also welcome the challenge of helping partners listen and feel heard as separate individuals, so that they can collaborate on a shared vision that works for all involved. You deserve more joy!
(831) 920-4318 View (831) 920-4318
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Aline Ungari Monzillo Bendeck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923
Seeking support can be daunting, but it is also the first step to finding your path through self-inquiry, growth and integration. I would like to accompany you in this unfolding process of discovery. My clinical work began in 2002 when I became a Clinical Psychologist in my country of origin. During the past 19 years, I have been serving diverse populations from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, age groups, race, socio-economic status, and distinct spiritual paths. I also offer support and guidance for adoptive families, foster families and legal guardians going through adjustments with caregiving and parenting.
Seeking support can be daunting, but it is also the first step to finding your path through self-inquiry, growth and integration. I would like to accompany you in this unfolding process of discovery. My clinical work began in 2002 when I became a Clinical Psychologist in my country of origin. During the past 19 years, I have been serving diverse populations from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, age groups, race, socio-economic status, and distinct spiritual paths. I also offer support and guidance for adoptive families, foster families and legal guardians going through adjustments with caregiving and parenting.
(415) 943-3667 View (415) 943-3667
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Daniel S Robbins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923
I have over 40 years experience, 20 in the Monterey Peninsula. I believe that the key to most emotional and psychological problems lies in relationships, those in the past and in the present. Learned conscious and unconscious behavior patterns can cause difficulties in life, and these behavior problems can be changed or modified. My approach is eclectic, utilizing Gestalt Therapy, psychodrama, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Therapy, and other modalities within a psychodynamic framework. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I see people who are depressed, stressed, anxious, or who are having relationship or sexual problems.
I have over 40 years experience, 20 in the Monterey Peninsula. I believe that the key to most emotional and psychological problems lies in relationships, those in the past and in the present. Learned conscious and unconscious behavior patterns can cause difficulties in life, and these behavior problems can be changed or modified. My approach is eclectic, utilizing Gestalt Therapy, psychodrama, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Therapy, and other modalities within a psychodynamic framework. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. I see people who are depressed, stressed, anxious, or who are having relationship or sexual problems.
(831) 216-6765 View (831) 216-6765
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Eric Goren, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923  (Online Only)
Yes, it's possible to have the relationship, family, and life you desire. I am committed and dedicated to a partnership that can help you achieve these results. I respect your intelligence and innate abilities to contribute to this outcome. This is not about changing anybody, but instead helping you and/or your loved one be the best you can be.
Yes, it's possible to have the relationship, family, and life you desire. I am committed and dedicated to a partnership that can help you achieve these results. I respect your intelligence and innate abilities to contribute to this outcome. This is not about changing anybody, but instead helping you and/or your loved one be the best you can be.
(831) 536-4078 View (831) 536-4078
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MarthaElin Mountain
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, MA, LMFT, AUTHOR
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923
Are you facing a difficult situation? Feeling "stuck"? Perhaps, you're riding the waves of Midlife/60+ emotions, role shifts, or loss? || Painful memories or trauma may get you down. || Are decisions hard for you? Does perfectionism, procrastination, or imposter syndrome hold you back? Are you a stressed high achiever? || Maybe you're on a personal quest? || Highly sensitive & gifted individuals work with me re: their social-emotional and relationship challenges. || CONTACT me. VISIT: www.linkedin.com/in/drmarthaelin, www.drmarthaelin.com, www.drmarthaelinonline.com, www.Midlife60Plus.com, or www.therapyforgifted.com.
Are you facing a difficult situation? Feeling "stuck"? Perhaps, you're riding the waves of Midlife/60+ emotions, role shifts, or loss? || Painful memories or trauma may get you down. || Are decisions hard for you? Does perfectionism, procrastination, or imposter syndrome hold you back? Are you a stressed high achiever? || Maybe you're on a personal quest? || Highly sensitive & gifted individuals work with me re: their social-emotional and relationship challenges. || CONTACT me. VISIT: www.linkedin.com/in/drmarthaelin, www.drmarthaelin.com, www.drmarthaelinonline.com, www.Midlife60Plus.com, or www.therapyforgifted.com.
(831) 272-4963 View (831) 272-4963
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Ni Sun-Suslow | Neuropsychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923
I am a neuropsychologist in the state of California. I specialize in working with adults and older adults living with neurological and psychiatric disorders. I help diagnose brain disorders, assess cognitive and behavioral functioning, and design effective treatments. I also provide psychoeducational evaluations (age 14+) and one-on-one cognitive training sessions.
I am a neuropsychologist in the state of California. I specialize in working with adults and older adults living with neurological and psychiatric disorders. I help diagnose brain disorders, assess cognitive and behavioral functioning, and design effective treatments. I also provide psychoeducational evaluations (age 14+) and one-on-one cognitive training sessions.
(831) 273-0440 View (831) 273-0440
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Wayne Carl Hirsh
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel, CA 93923  (Online Only)
It is my life's work to help people understand themselves so that they can make better choices and spend their time wisely. Time is our most precious asset. You can't save it, you can't make more of it, and you don't know how much you have. Therefore it is important to be aware of the fact that the most important relationship we ever have, is with ourselves. A critical, scolding, internal voice is a main component of depression. I have over 40 years of experience, with many years of advanced supervision. I always suggest to meet one time to determine if we are comfortable with one another and can work together.
It is my life's work to help people understand themselves so that they can make better choices and spend their time wisely. Time is our most precious asset. You can't save it, you can't make more of it, and you don't know how much you have. Therefore it is important to be aware of the fact that the most important relationship we ever have, is with ourselves. A critical, scolding, internal voice is a main component of depression. I have over 40 years of experience, with many years of advanced supervision. I always suggest to meet one time to determine if we are comfortable with one another and can work together.
(831) 250-1159 View (831) 250-1159
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Megan Larson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923
Supporting women of all ages develop and cultivate their own innate awareness is my passion. I support preteens, teens, young women & women personally & professionally in finding their voice and learning to trust their intuition. My speciality is helping women navigate anxiety and find ways to cultivate more inner peace.
Supporting women of all ages develop and cultivate their own innate awareness is my passion. I support preteens, teens, young women & women personally & professionally in finding their voice and learning to trust their intuition. My speciality is helping women navigate anxiety and find ways to cultivate more inner peace.
(720) 548-2291 View (720) 548-2291
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Cat McDowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923
Hi, and welcome. Making the decision to look for a therapist can feel hopeful and vulnerable. Whether you're my new client or someone else's, I encourage you to follow the part of you that says now's the time. There are many reasons people decide to try therapy. Perhaps you're aware of a pattern of stops and starts; a feeling of being stuck. Maybe you have patterns of reactivity that get easily triggered. You may be experiencing deep grief, or trauma. There may be big changes and decisions to make. You could be overwhelmed, anxious, and/or depressed. Often there's an overarching feeling that your life is not working.
Hi, and welcome. Making the decision to look for a therapist can feel hopeful and vulnerable. Whether you're my new client or someone else's, I encourage you to follow the part of you that says now's the time. There are many reasons people decide to try therapy. Perhaps you're aware of a pattern of stops and starts; a feeling of being stuck. Maybe you have patterns of reactivity that get easily triggered. You may be experiencing deep grief, or trauma. There may be big changes and decisions to make. You could be overwhelmed, anxious, and/or depressed. Often there's an overarching feeling that your life is not working.
(831) 278-4203 View (831) 278-4203
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Melissa Finaldi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Carmel, CA 93923
We all develop a set of skills to cope and survive when we are young. This is the beauty of our adaptiveness and our innate pursuit of love, safety, and connectedness. However, for most of us, there reaches a point in life where the skills that once allowed us to survive are now preventing us from living the life we imagined. If you are feeling disconnected and discontented with yourself, your life, and/or your relationships, do not lose hope. It is possible to identify and adapt the patterns that you developed to keep yourself safe and attached.
We all develop a set of skills to cope and survive when we are young. This is the beauty of our adaptiveness and our innate pursuit of love, safety, and connectedness. However, for most of us, there reaches a point in life where the skills that once allowed us to survive are now preventing us from living the life we imagined. If you are feeling disconnected and discontented with yourself, your life, and/or your relationships, do not lose hope. It is possible to identify and adapt the patterns that you developed to keep yourself safe and attached.
(949) 393-5259 View (949) 393-5259
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Stacey K. Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel, CA 93923
Sometimes we feel stuck; we may struggle with feelings or behaviors that make us feel isolated, upset, confused, or lost. From trying to figure out who we are, to perfectionism, anxiety, self-criticism, loneliness, shame, depression/despair, healing from trauma, or improving our relationship with ourselves or others, there really are genuine ways to heal. We all need to feel safe, be seen and heard: to be validated, understood and reassured for change to happen. So together, you and I will create a safe space for you to explore and understand what’s been keeping you where you are, so you can finally get to where you want to be.
Sometimes we feel stuck; we may struggle with feelings or behaviors that make us feel isolated, upset, confused, or lost. From trying to figure out who we are, to perfectionism, anxiety, self-criticism, loneliness, shame, depression/despair, healing from trauma, or improving our relationship with ourselves or others, there really are genuine ways to heal. We all need to feel safe, be seen and heard: to be validated, understood and reassured for change to happen. So together, you and I will create a safe space for you to explore and understand what’s been keeping you where you are, so you can finally get to where you want to be.
(831) 250-1310 View (831) 250-1310
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Micah K. Carlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923  (Online Only)
By working together and considering your input, we can effectively tackle any concerns and fulfill your needs to achieve your goals. As Viktor Frankl stated, "Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's way."
By working together and considering your input, we can effectively tackle any concerns and fulfill your needs to achieve your goals. As Viktor Frankl stated, "Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's way."
(831) 603-3071 View (831) 603-3071
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Richard Vieille
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carmel, CA 93923
My approach is to create an accepting, supportive, non-judgmental partnership in order to help my clients discover their strengths, inner resources, and to achieve a deeper understanding of who they are. This work will help you to overcome or more effectively deal with such problems as anxiety, depression, anger, stress, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder. We work together to identify self-defeating thought patterns or unconscious defenses that might be getting in the way of your natural capacity for satisfying relationships, or the full and authentic expression of who you are.
My approach is to create an accepting, supportive, non-judgmental partnership in order to help my clients discover their strengths, inner resources, and to achieve a deeper understanding of who they are. This work will help you to overcome or more effectively deal with such problems as anxiety, depression, anger, stress, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder. We work together to identify self-defeating thought patterns or unconscious defenses that might be getting in the way of your natural capacity for satisfying relationships, or the full and authentic expression of who you are.
(831) 223-1952 View (831) 223-1952

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Number of Therapists in Carmel, CA

70+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Carmel, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
80% Trauma and PTSD
79% Grief
79% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Other
31% Beacon Health Options | Carelon
29% Aetna

How Therapists in Carmel, CA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
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How can I find a therapist in Carmel?

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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.