Therapists in Glendale, CA

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Photo of Viken Yacoubian, Marriage & Family Therapist in Glendale, CA
Viken Yacoubian
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Glendale, CA 91205
At different points of our lives, we may find ourselves facing obstacles that seem to be very difficult to overcome. Strategies that used to help us move forward no longer seem to work. As overbearing as such periods in our lives may seem, they also present an opportunity for growth, for important changes that offer hope and possibilities for a better and reimagined future. As a therapist, I see my role as a facilitator, as someone who has the expertise to guide and support clients to achieve a space in their lives where they feel fulfilled and whole.
At different points of our lives, we may find ourselves facing obstacles that seem to be very difficult to overcome. Strategies that used to help us move forward no longer seem to work. As overbearing as such periods in our lives may seem, they also present an opportunity for growth, for important changes that offer hope and possibilities for a better and reimagined future. As a therapist, I see my role as a facilitator, as someone who has the expertise to guide and support clients to achieve a space in their lives where they feel fulfilled and whole.
(323) 403-0957 View (323) 403-0957
Photo of Joanna Mary Saporito, LCSW A Professional Corp., Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Glendale, CA
Joanna Mary Saporito, LCSW A Professional Corp.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Glendale, CA 91202  (Online Only)
The relationship between client and therapist is important to me, as that is the starting point of any change you may seek. It is my hope that you to feel valued and respected in a non-judgmental environment. I will help you establish the goals you want to achieve, and then guide the process to make that happen.
The relationship between client and therapist is important to me, as that is the starting point of any change you may seek. It is my hope that you to feel valued and respected in a non-judgmental environment. I will help you establish the goals you want to achieve, and then guide the process to make that happen.
(818) 403-3651 View (818) 403-3651
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Zhaklin Shakhbandaryan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Glendale, CA 91203
I provide psychotherapy to college students, adults and families on a variety of issues. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, cultural issues and others. I have experience working with individuals and families dealing with different struggles. My aim is to help my clients realize their potential despite difficult life circumstances. I like to promote positive self-esteem in my clients and help them find their purpose in their lives. I welcome any clients who are ready to look into themselves to find their true selves.
I provide psychotherapy to college students, adults and families on a variety of issues. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, cultural issues and others. I have experience working with individuals and families dealing with different struggles. My aim is to help my clients realize their potential despite difficult life circumstances. I like to promote positive self-esteem in my clients and help them find their purpose in their lives. I welcome any clients who are ready to look into themselves to find their true selves.
(818) 351-7032 View (818) 351-7032
Photo of Daria Portillo, Marriage & Family Therapist in Glendale, CA
Daria Portillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Glendale, CA 91203
Finding your voice and identifying your needs can help you feel happier and build more fulfilling relationships. I provide a safe place for you to work through emotional challenges. Through our work together, you'll move beyond the stuck places to gain a deeper understanding of who you are and how to express yourself. In therapy we'll work together to explore behavioral patterns and help you feel more emotionally safe and free. Together we can find the relief, personal growth, and peace that you seek.
Finding your voice and identifying your needs can help you feel happier and build more fulfilling relationships. I provide a safe place for you to work through emotional challenges. Through our work together, you'll move beyond the stuck places to gain a deeper understanding of who you are and how to express yourself. In therapy we'll work together to explore behavioral patterns and help you feel more emotionally safe and free. Together we can find the relief, personal growth, and peace that you seek.
(415) 980-3953 View (415) 980-3953
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Jonathan Bach
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Glendale, CA 91221
Hi there, I'm Jonathan, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Congratulations on taking your first step toward wellness and recovery! I help people with issues like anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, marital/pre-marital issues, and more. I help my clients find their inner peace, develop coping skills for inter/intrapersonal struggles, and gain insight and focus to possess healthy cognitions and lifestyle choices. I use a variety of techniques including CBT, Solution Focused, Psychoanalytic, Humanistic, and Family Systems. I am nationally accredited as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.
Hi there, I'm Jonathan, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Congratulations on taking your first step toward wellness and recovery! I help people with issues like anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, marital/pre-marital issues, and more. I help my clients find their inner peace, develop coping skills for inter/intrapersonal struggles, and gain insight and focus to possess healthy cognitions and lifestyle choices. I use a variety of techniques including CBT, Solution Focused, Psychoanalytic, Humanistic, and Family Systems. I am nationally accredited as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.
(619) 374-4632 View (619) 374-4632
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Richilda C Hardy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glendale, CA 91203
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working to empower individuals and strengthen families. I provide adult, couples, child, adolescent and family psychotherapy. I provide treatment for individuals struggling with a mental health disorder that creates difficulties in attaining their life goals, couples in identifying solutions to their relationship issues, provide children/adolescents skills to cope with peer, family and other environmental pressures to aid in normal development and empower parents having difficulties with effective discipline.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working to empower individuals and strengthen families. I provide adult, couples, child, adolescent and family psychotherapy. I provide treatment for individuals struggling with a mental health disorder that creates difficulties in attaining their life goals, couples in identifying solutions to their relationship issues, provide children/adolescents skills to cope with peer, family and other environmental pressures to aid in normal development and empower parents having difficulties with effective discipline.
(747) 215-3941 View (747) 215-3941
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Helia Ziaee
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Glendale, CA 91203  (Online Only)
I provide mental health counseling to help and guide my client(s) find a balanced life by providing a safe space to process and talk about family issues, marital conflict, job stressors, fertility, postpartum, alcohol and substance use along with other mental health concerns they may be experiencing. The therapeutic alliance is the pillar of the therapeutic process and growth. Having worked in this field for almost a decade, I believe my greatest strength is the ability to connect and empathize with my clients while building on their life skills.
I provide mental health counseling to help and guide my client(s) find a balanced life by providing a safe space to process and talk about family issues, marital conflict, job stressors, fertility, postpartum, alcohol and substance use along with other mental health concerns they may be experiencing. The therapeutic alliance is the pillar of the therapeutic process and growth. Having worked in this field for almost a decade, I believe my greatest strength is the ability to connect and empathize with my clients while building on their life skills.
(510) 288-3726 View (510) 288-3726
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Glendale, CA 91203
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(323) 417-9393 View (323) 417-9393
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Madeleine Sayegh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Glendale, CA 91203
“My mission as a therapist is to create a compassionate culturally sensitive environment for my clients through my undivided attention and full support in order to promote safe expression, acceptance and guidance through life difficult moments”. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has strong counseling abilities and an understanding of interpersonal familial relationships. I am a highly culturally sensitive, multilingual and internationally traveled individual who has accumulated years of experience working in different areas of marriage of family counseling.
“My mission as a therapist is to create a compassionate culturally sensitive environment for my clients through my undivided attention and full support in order to promote safe expression, acceptance and guidance through life difficult moments”. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has strong counseling abilities and an understanding of interpersonal familial relationships. I am a highly culturally sensitive, multilingual and internationally traveled individual who has accumulated years of experience working in different areas of marriage of family counseling.
(818) 928-6832 View (818) 928-6832
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Hripsime Ripa Harutyunyan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Glendale, CA 91203  (Online Only)
I am licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a great passion to bring healing and comfort for those in need. I have Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a clinical member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and Armenian American Mental Health Association (AANHA) .
I am licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a great passion to bring healing and comfort for those in need. I have Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a clinical member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and Armenian American Mental Health Association (AANHA) .
(747) 207-4448 View (747) 207-4448
Photo of Danielle Bento, Marriage & Family Therapist in Glendale, CA
Danielle Bento
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Glendale, CA 91204
My job as your therapist is to help you navigate your way through life transitions and daily activities that may cause distress while discovering worthiness, purpose and meaning in your life. I will gently push you towards your goals, and challenge you at times, in a way that feels supportive and kind.
My job as your therapist is to help you navigate your way through life transitions and daily activities that may cause distress while discovering worthiness, purpose and meaning in your life. I will gently push you towards your goals, and challenge you at times, in a way that feels supportive and kind.
(747) 319-4920 View (747) 319-4920
Photo of Britney Holthouser, Marriage & Family Therapist in Glendale, CA
Britney Holthouser
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified
Glendale, CA 91208
Your wait is over! I will call you back same day to help you find the right fit. Animating Principle and my second location, Animating Principle's Workshop, are leading the way in modernized therapy and coaching with individualized services. No long waits or impersonal service. I am accessible, and offer a one-of-a-kind experience in a uniquely-designed space. Therapy and coaching approaches are completely tailored to each individual. I specialize in working with children, teens, and adults on a variety of mental health and personal growth topics in Montrose. For more information, visit www.animating-principle.com.
Your wait is over! I will call you back same day to help you find the right fit. Animating Principle and my second location, Animating Principle's Workshop, are leading the way in modernized therapy and coaching with individualized services. No long waits or impersonal service. I am accessible, and offer a one-of-a-kind experience in a uniquely-designed space. Therapy and coaching approaches are completely tailored to each individual. I specialize in working with children, teens, and adults on a variety of mental health and personal growth topics in Montrose. For more information, visit www.animating-principle.com.
(818) 593-0651 View (818) 593-0651
Photo of Terri Burns, Marriage & Family Therapist in Glendale, CA
Terri Burns
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Glendale, CA 91203
As a Marriage and Family Therapist I work with individuals, couples, adolescents and families. If you are grieving,having difficulties in your relationships, or just experiencing a new challenge in your life. I can help you.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist I work with individuals, couples, adolescents and families. If you are grieving,having difficulties in your relationships, or just experiencing a new challenge in your life. I can help you.
(626) 246-6851 View (626) 246-6851
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Jeffrey Lance
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Glendale, CA 91226  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Lance has 34 years of experience in the field. His graduate degrees are in counseling/marriage and family therapy and psychology. He also has an undergraduate degree in Religion. His major focus is in helping individuals and couples work through life-limiting patterns and blocks to greater happiness and fulfillment. It takes courage to look at our relationships and ourselves openly and honestly. Many of us avoid our emotional symptoms (anxiety, relationship problems, compulsions, etc.) hoping they will just go away. We often need someone to help us work through the patterns that we are unaware of in our lives.
Dr. Lance has 34 years of experience in the field. His graduate degrees are in counseling/marriage and family therapy and psychology. He also has an undergraduate degree in Religion. His major focus is in helping individuals and couples work through life-limiting patterns and blocks to greater happiness and fulfillment. It takes courage to look at our relationships and ourselves openly and honestly. Many of us avoid our emotional symptoms (anxiety, relationship problems, compulsions, etc.) hoping they will just go away. We often need someone to help us work through the patterns that we are unaware of in our lives.
(213) 290-4981 View (213) 290-4981
Photo of Shushan V. Kalantaryan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Glendale, CA
Shushan V. Kalantaryan
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Glendale, CA 91202  (Online Only)
My name is Dr. Shushan V. Kalantaryan (I am more commonly known as Dr. K). I am a licensed clinical therapist with a Bachelors in Psychology from American Psychological Association accredited University and a Doctors in Marriage and Family Therapy from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles. I have a wide range of experiences working in private practices, nonprofit organizations, and psychiatric settings as well as having served as an adjunct professor at California Professional School of Psychology.
My name is Dr. Shushan V. Kalantaryan (I am more commonly known as Dr. K). I am a licensed clinical therapist with a Bachelors in Psychology from American Psychological Association accredited University and a Doctors in Marriage and Family Therapy from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles. I have a wide range of experiences working in private practices, nonprofit organizations, and psychiatric settings as well as having served as an adjunct professor at California Professional School of Psychology.
(818) 629-0095 View (818) 629-0095
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Prime Behavioral Solutions Inc
MS, BCBA
Glendale, CA 91203
We provide home-based and center-based behavioral health treatment to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Speech Delay sand other developmental delays. Our practice is evidence-based and is derived from principles of applied behavioral analysis. We understand that each family is unique, and we are very respectful to the families’ culture and values. Treatment plans that we create are also unique and sensitive to meet the families’ life experience and expectations. Our service is driven by giving each client the Prime Behavioral Solutions Inc experience!
We provide home-based and center-based behavioral health treatment to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Speech Delay sand other developmental delays. Our practice is evidence-based and is derived from principles of applied behavioral analysis. We understand that each family is unique, and we are very respectful to the families’ culture and values. Treatment plans that we create are also unique and sensitive to meet the families’ life experience and expectations. Our service is driven by giving each client the Prime Behavioral Solutions Inc experience!
(323) 366-3270 View (323) 366-3270
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Cynthia Speakman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Glendale, CA 91205
Cindy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who practices in the State of California. She received her Master’s in Social Work from CSU, Long Beach, and has been licensed since 2015. She provides individual psychotherapy to adults, and has experience treating: Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic/Life-Limiting Illnesses, Life Transitions, Codependency, Religious/Spiritual Abuse, LBGTQ+ issues, Women’s Issues, Older Adults, Pregnancy, Infertility, and Postpartum issues, Parenting, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Anger Management, Low Self-Esteem, and ADHD.
Cindy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who practices in the State of California. She received her Master’s in Social Work from CSU, Long Beach, and has been licensed since 2015. She provides individual psychotherapy to adults, and has experience treating: Grief and Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic/Life-Limiting Illnesses, Life Transitions, Codependency, Religious/Spiritual Abuse, LBGTQ+ issues, Women’s Issues, Older Adults, Pregnancy, Infertility, and Postpartum issues, Parenting, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Anger Management, Low Self-Esteem, and ADHD.
(323) 760-7439 View (323) 760-7439
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Edward Kudaverdian
PhD, CHT
Glendale, CA 91202
On a daily basis we are faced with the choice to embrace our truth or to just live in autopilot blending into a routine of existence. That was me many years ago. Totally stuck, dissatisfied, angry, anxious and unhappy. I knew I had to take responsibility of my own wellbeing. There was a missing link between my day to day reality and the truth of who I was. Over the past 3 decades I have been using the same techniques that got me out of my stuck states to support my clients to live a life of choice and be fulfilled and happy.
On a daily basis we are faced with the choice to embrace our truth or to just live in autopilot blending into a routine of existence. That was me many years ago. Totally stuck, dissatisfied, angry, anxious and unhappy. I knew I had to take responsibility of my own wellbeing. There was a missing link between my day to day reality and the truth of who I was. Over the past 3 decades I have been using the same techniques that got me out of my stuck states to support my clients to live a life of choice and be fulfilled and happy.
(818) 465-5579 View (818) 465-5579
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Mariam Vanounts
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glendale, CA 91207  (Online Only)
I believe in the infinite power of therapeutic connection - a unique relationship which has magical power to create space where change and transformation can happen. My approach can be best described as a blend of client-centered philosophy (emphasizing unconditional positive regard and acceptance), cognitive-behavioral techniques, and acceptance and mindfulness strategies. My practice offers you a welcoming, caring, and safe place for exploration, discovery, healing, and self-realization.I am an EMDR and Brainspotting therapist. Currently, I am offering phone and video sessions to my clients.
I believe in the infinite power of therapeutic connection - a unique relationship which has magical power to create space where change and transformation can happen. My approach can be best described as a blend of client-centered philosophy (emphasizing unconditional positive regard and acceptance), cognitive-behavioral techniques, and acceptance and mindfulness strategies. My practice offers you a welcoming, caring, and safe place for exploration, discovery, healing, and self-realization.I am an EMDR and Brainspotting therapist. Currently, I am offering phone and video sessions to my clients.
(818) 237-4050 View (818) 237-4050
Photo of Christine Chae, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Glendale, CA
Christine Chae
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Glendale, CA 91203
Want to use your insurance for therapy but can't find an in-network therapist who is accepting new clients? Welcome to Abundance Therapy Center where you can get high-quality therapy using your insurance for therapy sessions! We accept most major insurances and will help you verify coverage and navigate the insurance maze. We believe in making high-quality therapy accessible and affordable to our community. We care about your healing journey. ***PLEASE VISIT "ABUNDANCETHERAPYCENTER.COM" TO SUBMIT AN INTAKE REQUEST.***
Want to use your insurance for therapy but can't find an in-network therapist who is accepting new clients? Welcome to Abundance Therapy Center where you can get high-quality therapy using your insurance for therapy sessions! We accept most major insurances and will help you verify coverage and navigate the insurance maze. We believe in making high-quality therapy accessible and affordable to our community. We care about your healing journey. ***PLEASE VISIT "ABUNDANCETHERAPYCENTER.COM" TO SUBMIT AN INTAKE REQUEST.***
(323) 274-1727 View (323) 274-1727

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Number of Therapists in Glendale, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Glendale, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Grief
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Cigna and Evernorth
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Optum

How Therapists in Glendale, CA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glendale?

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.