Therapists in Encino, CA

Photo of Rachel Bar, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
Rachel Bar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91316  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is about exploring transitions and losses. A loss of a relationship, a job, a lifestyle, a home, a friendship, or the loss of a dream or expectation. We dismiss some losses, not realizing their impact on our day to day life. We may suffer from anxiety or depression without understanding why they are present. Other losses, however, can be so traumatic that we lose our ability to heal from them. Moreover, we find ourselves repeating the same mistakes, not being able to transform ourselves and change our behavior, even when we realize that our reactions are unhelpful and self-destructive. We wonder whether life will be better.
Therapy is about exploring transitions and losses. A loss of a relationship, a job, a lifestyle, a home, a friendship, or the loss of a dream or expectation. We dismiss some losses, not realizing their impact on our day to day life. We may suffer from anxiety or depression without understanding why they are present. Other losses, however, can be so traumatic that we lose our ability to heal from them. Moreover, we find ourselves repeating the same mistakes, not being able to transform ourselves and change our behavior, even when we realize that our reactions are unhelpful and self-destructive. We wonder whether life will be better.
(818) 946-0229 View (818) 946-0229
Photo of Judith Cotton, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
Judith Cotton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RLT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist with over 38 years of experience - successful - caring - warm - grounded - private and confidential. I believe in full respect living, diversity, and decency. Trained in trauma resolution, narrative and attachment theory, inner child work, and full respect relationship styles. I can be your individual therapist-and reliable confidential safe sounding board, relationship counselor and coach, or workshop provider/presenter as I have presented for over 20 years for the Motion Picture/Television Industry.
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist with over 38 years of experience - successful - caring - warm - grounded - private and confidential. I believe in full respect living, diversity, and decency. Trained in trauma resolution, narrative and attachment theory, inner child work, and full respect relationship styles. I can be your individual therapist-and reliable confidential safe sounding board, relationship counselor and coach, or workshop provider/presenter as I have presented for over 20 years for the Motion Picture/Television Industry.
(818) 748-9424 View (818) 748-9424
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Parvin Jahanpanah
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436
“Let me support you to build a greater awareness of your wisdom, and strength” As a licensed psychotherapist I can provide that support, awareness, problem-solving skills, and greater coping strategies for issues as depression, anxiety, parenting, domestic violence, and relationship difficulties. I have clinical experience working with children (play therapy), individuals, families, couples and groups. We all have an 'inner critic'. A pattern of blaming ourselves for events that were out of our control. This negative inner talk is more powerful when we fall into anxiety or depression.
“Let me support you to build a greater awareness of your wisdom, and strength” As a licensed psychotherapist I can provide that support, awareness, problem-solving skills, and greater coping strategies for issues as depression, anxiety, parenting, domestic violence, and relationship difficulties. I have clinical experience working with children (play therapy), individuals, families, couples and groups. We all have an 'inner critic'. A pattern of blaming ourselves for events that were out of our control. This negative inner talk is more powerful when we fall into anxiety or depression.
(818) 835-1520 View (818) 835-1520
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James W Gilbert
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Is your family having difficulty with your child's transition through adolescence? Is your child having issues in school or with peers? Has your child received a diagnosis that he or she is struggling with? I can help improve communication within your family and address issues that arise within families with adolescents and young adults. I work with adolescents individually or with the family as a whole. Let me help facilitate growth and improve interactions with the goal of a more peaceful daily life.
Is your family having difficulty with your child's transition through adolescence? Is your child having issues in school or with peers? Has your child received a diagnosis that he or she is struggling with? I can help improve communication within your family and address issues that arise within families with adolescents and young adults. I work with adolescents individually or with the family as a whole. Let me help facilitate growth and improve interactions with the goal of a more peaceful daily life.
(626) 722-5417 View (626) 722-5417
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Shawn Lare Brinkley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436
I am an eclectic therapist, meaning I do not subscribe to any one therapeutic modality as I believe the therapeutic process is fluid and as a clinician, I must be the same. I help you manage depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorder, grief/loss, PTSD, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, children and adolescents navigating the difficulties of adjusting to parent's divorcing and behavioral issues such as oppositional defiance and conduct issues. In an effort to meet my clients where they are, I will take the time needed to examine, with you, the core issues surrounding the problem and assist in developing solutions from that ground work.
I am an eclectic therapist, meaning I do not subscribe to any one therapeutic modality as I believe the therapeutic process is fluid and as a clinician, I must be the same. I help you manage depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorder, grief/loss, PTSD, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, children and adolescents navigating the difficulties of adjusting to parent's divorcing and behavioral issues such as oppositional defiance and conduct issues. In an effort to meet my clients where they are, I will take the time needed to examine, with you, the core issues surrounding the problem and assist in developing solutions from that ground work.
(818) 214-7362 View (818) 214-7362
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Sarah Limcaco
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Beginning therapy can be one of the most difficult things we do. It can also be the most rewarding. It is stepping into the unknown and taking an unfamiliar path to a destination that may seem completely out of reach. Therapy is a journey and I will be your travel companion. It is my firm belief that as humans, we just want to be seen and heard. In my practice, I strive to create an environment that is safe, nurturing and most importantly, free of judgement so that I can both see and hear you.
Beginning therapy can be one of the most difficult things we do. It can also be the most rewarding. It is stepping into the unknown and taking an unfamiliar path to a destination that may seem completely out of reach. Therapy is a journey and I will be your travel companion. It is my firm belief that as humans, we just want to be seen and heard. In my practice, I strive to create an environment that is safe, nurturing and most importantly, free of judgement so that I can both see and hear you.
(747) 229-0824 View (747) 229-0824
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Kathryn Ann Vaclavik
Marriage & Family Therapist, JD, MA, LMFT
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
I specialize in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and trauma (childhood trauma, such as physical, sexual and emotional abuse or neglect, and adult trauma such as abuse, rape, accidents, and natural disasters), including all trauma-related conditions, such as PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse, and cutting. I also specialize in separation and divorce, including negotiating and managing child custody arrangements. My 20-years of experience as a practicing attorney inform my work with clients who are separating/divorcing and clients involved with the legal system in any way (lawyers, litigants, or trauma victims).
I specialize in depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and trauma (childhood trauma, such as physical, sexual and emotional abuse or neglect, and adult trauma such as abuse, rape, accidents, and natural disasters), including all trauma-related conditions, such as PTSD, eating disorders, substance abuse, and cutting. I also specialize in separation and divorce, including negotiating and managing child custody arrangements. My 20-years of experience as a practicing attorney inform my work with clients who are separating/divorcing and clients involved with the legal system in any way (lawyers, litigants, or trauma victims).
(213) 263-5324 View (213) 263-5324
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Dr. Kathleen E. Slijepcevic
Psychologist, PhD, MFT, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91316
Finding a psychologist who works well for you or your family takes courage and determination! So pat yourself on the back that you are taking that difficult first step. I am a dually licensed Clinical Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist practicing the last 23 years with adults, children, and adolescents, specializing in the family, couples, and the individual. I treat my patients with compassion, confidentiality and understanding. If you have tried to feel better and find yourself still struggling, then please contact a health professional and start healing today.
Finding a psychologist who works well for you or your family takes courage and determination! So pat yourself on the back that you are taking that difficult first step. I am a dually licensed Clinical Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist practicing the last 23 years with adults, children, and adolescents, specializing in the family, couples, and the individual. I treat my patients with compassion, confidentiality and understanding. If you have tried to feel better and find yourself still struggling, then please contact a health professional and start healing today.
(661) 426-2290 View (661) 426-2290
Photo of Alan B Goodwin, Psychologist in Encino, CA
Alan B Goodwin
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436
People can change and evolve. I utilize an integrative and empirically validated method that often helps clients change quite rapidly. I am a compassionate, dedicated and fully-licensed Psychologist. My formal training was at an American Psychological Assoc. accredited, university-based Ph.D. program and Internship site. For more detailed information regarding my services, please go to www.DrAlanGoodwin.com. I intend my website to help you determine whether you seek the type of personal change work that I provide. I hope it achieves that for you. If you have questions, feel free to email me at DrG@DrAlanGoodwin.com
People can change and evolve. I utilize an integrative and empirically validated method that often helps clients change quite rapidly. I am a compassionate, dedicated and fully-licensed Psychologist. My formal training was at an American Psychological Assoc. accredited, university-based Ph.D. program and Internship site. For more detailed information regarding my services, please go to www.DrAlanGoodwin.com. I intend my website to help you determine whether you seek the type of personal change work that I provide. I hope it achieves that for you. If you have questions, feel free to email me at DrG@DrAlanGoodwin.com
(323) 445-8900 View (323) 445-8900
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Paul Thomas Brogan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436
A personal crisis is a critical moment in a person's life, and seeking help can be very difficult, especially for men! As your "guide on the side," I have particular interest in serving people coping with depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, grief, relationship problems, and substance abuse.
A personal crisis is a critical moment in a person's life, and seeking help can be very difficult, especially for men! As your "guide on the side," I have particular interest in serving people coping with depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, grief, relationship problems, and substance abuse.
(818) 918-3679 View (818) 918-3679
Photo of Allison Rosenberg, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
Allison Rosenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Encino, CA 91316  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Allison, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over ten years of experience in the mental health field. My mission is to help you improve your relationships with yourself and those that mean to the most to you. In addition, I want you to gain the skills and understanding on how to approach life in a more present and grounded way. Whether this is together as a family, or as an individual on a healing journey, it is truly an honor to help facilitate and witness the profound ability we have as humans to shift from surviving life to thriving in it.
Hi! I'm Allison, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California with over ten years of experience in the mental health field. My mission is to help you improve your relationships with yourself and those that mean to the most to you. In addition, I want you to gain the skills and understanding on how to approach life in a more present and grounded way. Whether this is together as a family, or as an individual on a healing journey, it is truly an honor to help facilitate and witness the profound ability we have as humans to shift from surviving life to thriving in it.
(747) 322-4164 View (747) 322-4164
Photo of Dianna Rahhal, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
Dianna Rahhal
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Encino, CA 91316
I offer both in person and Telehealth options including a hybrid of the two. These are un-precedented times opening up old wounds and uncertainty about the future. Seeking help is the first step in making personal changes to improve your life satisfaction. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or simply life's challenges, my therapeutic work is tailored towards your specific needs. My approach does not focus solely on the past but also explores patterns that are affecting current relationships and over all life satisfaction.
I offer both in person and Telehealth options including a hybrid of the two. These are un-precedented times opening up old wounds and uncertainty about the future. Seeking help is the first step in making personal changes to improve your life satisfaction. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or simply life's challenges, my therapeutic work is tailored towards your specific needs. My approach does not focus solely on the past but also explores patterns that are affecting current relationships and over all life satisfaction.
(818) 217-8795 View (818) 217-8795
Photo of Loree Cohen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Encino, CA
Loree Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91316
Life is overwhelming. The most courageous thing you can do today is reach out for help, And you are literally doing it right now. The fact that you did that is HUGE! We can work on the rest from here! If your thoughts at night overwhelm you, if you have no more energy to give, no more motivation to push yourself....we've got your back. We can help you work on your mental health, your relationship, your career goals and most definitely on your TRAUMA.
Life is overwhelming. The most courageous thing you can do today is reach out for help, And you are literally doing it right now. The fact that you did that is HUGE! We can work on the rest from here! If your thoughts at night overwhelm you, if you have no more energy to give, no more motivation to push yourself....we've got your back. We can help you work on your mental health, your relationship, your career goals and most definitely on your TRAUMA.
(818) 748-1957 View (818) 748-1957
Photo of Cristal Cunningham, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
Cristal Cunningham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Encino, CA 91436  (Online Only)
Personal growth and overcoming emotional and mental challenges can feel like immovable obstacles. These obstacles may be related to work, family, intimate relationships, societal and cultural pressures, discrimination, racism or other traumas. The challenges can cause several symptoms like anxiety, sadness, isolation, anger, defensiveness, low self-esteem and suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately, we weren't all afforded the opportunity to learn healthy coping skills to manage these symptoms, nor how to recognize or recover from them. Furthermore, discussing personal challenges may have been discouraged, especially outside of the home.
Personal growth and overcoming emotional and mental challenges can feel like immovable obstacles. These obstacles may be related to work, family, intimate relationships, societal and cultural pressures, discrimination, racism or other traumas. The challenges can cause several symptoms like anxiety, sadness, isolation, anger, defensiveness, low self-esteem and suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately, we weren't all afforded the opportunity to learn healthy coping skills to manage these symptoms, nor how to recognize or recover from them. Furthermore, discussing personal challenges may have been discouraged, especially outside of the home.
(323) 693-9680 View (323) 693-9680
Photo of Lisa Oxman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
Lisa Oxman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Encino, CA 91316
People tend to seek help when their lives feel out of balance. Sometimes this can be caused by a new or difficult situation, such as a shift in career plans, family life, or an intimate relationship that leads one to experience feelings of confusion and sadness. Other times we may not be sure where our depression or anxiety stem from at all. As humans, we possess a strong capacity for resilience and self-care, but it is when our regular coping strategies no longer work that we may turn to therapy for new perspectives and outcomes.
People tend to seek help when their lives feel out of balance. Sometimes this can be caused by a new or difficult situation, such as a shift in career plans, family life, or an intimate relationship that leads one to experience feelings of confusion and sadness. Other times we may not be sure where our depression or anxiety stem from at all. As humans, we possess a strong capacity for resilience and self-care, but it is when our regular coping strategies no longer work that we may turn to therapy for new perspectives and outcomes.
(818) 452-4875 View (818) 452-4875
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Bianca (Berzner) Lenga
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Encino, CA 91316  (Online Only)
I provide a safe space for children and adults to work through stress and psychological challenges with actionable tools, allowing them to find harmony and reconnect to a sense of ease and joy in their lives. With extensive training in and personal experience with the mind-body connection, I holistically foster healing and collaborate with clients to build safety and hope. I share empathy, curiosity, humor, and my light-hearted nature, which make sessions comfortable and engaging. I factor in the biology, psychology, and sociology surrounding my clients and their unique gifts and challenges and help them utilize to their strengths.
I provide a safe space for children and adults to work through stress and psychological challenges with actionable tools, allowing them to find harmony and reconnect to a sense of ease and joy in their lives. With extensive training in and personal experience with the mind-body connection, I holistically foster healing and collaborate with clients to build safety and hope. I share empathy, curiosity, humor, and my light-hearted nature, which make sessions comfortable and engaging. I factor in the biology, psychology, and sociology surrounding my clients and their unique gifts and challenges and help them utilize to their strengths.
(818) 446-1848 View (818) 446-1848
Photo of Stephanie DeLaTorre, Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
Stephanie DeLaTorre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
Are you longing for a deeper connection with your partner? Are repetitive arguments and built-up resentments keeping you from the intimacy, peace, and enjoyment you once shared? You are not alone. Despite popular misconceptions, conflict is an inevitable and necessary part of a committed relationship. Without it, the love between two separate individuals could not evolve beyond fantasy and fixation. How couples work with conflict determines the success and longevity of their relationship.
Are you longing for a deeper connection with your partner? Are repetitive arguments and built-up resentments keeping you from the intimacy, peace, and enjoyment you once shared? You are not alone. Despite popular misconceptions, conflict is an inevitable and necessary part of a committed relationship. Without it, the love between two separate individuals could not evolve beyond fantasy and fixation. How couples work with conflict determines the success and longevity of their relationship.
(818) 293-0754 View (818) 293-0754
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David Buik
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
If you're reading this then one of 2 things has most likely happened: either you're in the middle of a big change and it feels overwhelming or you're feeling hopelessly stuck and looking for change. My guess is that your concerns about taking the next steps are how do I find the right therapist and how do I fit therapy into my busy schedule? I get it. I love helping people through life's scary transitions and I have appointments available evenings and Sundays.
If you're reading this then one of 2 things has most likely happened: either you're in the middle of a big change and it feels overwhelming or you're feeling hopelessly stuck and looking for change. My guess is that your concerns about taking the next steps are how do I find the right therapist and how do I fit therapy into my busy schedule? I get it. I love helping people through life's scary transitions and I have appointments available evenings and Sundays.
(323) 498-1235 View (323) 498-1235
Sandra Lee Wilder
Psychologist, PhD, FIPA
Verified
Encino, CA 91436
I have been practicing psychotherapy for 25 plus years. I have an undergraduate degree and completed graduate work in Child Development, before I earned my Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology. I take a developmental perspective with my work with children and adults. I received additional training at LAISPS for a PSY.D in psychoanalysis and I am a practicing psychoanalyst.
I have been practicing psychotherapy for 25 plus years. I have an undergraduate degree and completed graduate work in Child Development, before I earned my Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology. I take a developmental perspective with my work with children and adults. I received additional training at LAISPS for a PSY.D in psychoanalysis and I am a practicing psychoanalyst.
(818) 963-9432 View (818) 963-9432
Photo of Julia Greco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Encino, CA
Julia Greco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Encino, CA 91436  (Online Only)
We carry with us stories and patterns that have likely served us in the past, but may no longer serve us. This can exacerbate symptoms of anxiety, depression or other mental health symptoms. Exploring and recognizing, with gentleness, how these patterns have become detrimental, gives us the freedom to choose what themes we insert in our life, and what we no longer have space for. I am excited by the opportunity to explore with individuals, couples and polycules the way in which they can increase their intimacy, empowerment, and sense of individuality by exploring and challenging barriers and patterns that limit exploration.
We carry with us stories and patterns that have likely served us in the past, but may no longer serve us. This can exacerbate symptoms of anxiety, depression or other mental health symptoms. Exploring and recognizing, with gentleness, how these patterns have become detrimental, gives us the freedom to choose what themes we insert in our life, and what we no longer have space for. I am excited by the opportunity to explore with individuals, couples and polycules the way in which they can increase their intimacy, empowerment, and sense of individuality by exploring and challenging barriers and patterns that limit exploration.
(818) 305-5905 View (818) 305-5905

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Number of Therapists in Encino, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Encino, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Aetna
55% Cigna and Evernorth
47% Optum

How Therapists in Encino, CA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Encino?

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.