Therapists in Grandview, Glendale, CA

Photo of Jeana-Marie Allan, Psy.D., Psychologist in Grandview, Glendale, CA
Jeana-Marie Allan, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201  (Online Only)
I recognize how challenging it can be to know how to best recognize and support your own needs. Sometimes school, work, relationships, and other life stressors/transitions can become so overwhelming that we feel lost or stuck in our tracks. During these times, it is helpful to have someone who will work collaboratively and therapeutically with you to help you address your concerns, gain insight into your thoughts and feelings, and restore your sense of balance and "wholeness" back into your life.
I recognize how challenging it can be to know how to best recognize and support your own needs. Sometimes school, work, relationships, and other life stressors/transitions can become so overwhelming that we feel lost or stuck in our tracks. During these times, it is helpful to have someone who will work collaboratively and therapeutically with you to help you address your concerns, gain insight into your thoughts and feelings, and restore your sense of balance and "wholeness" back into your life.
(626) 653-6846 View (626) 653-6846
Photo of James D Simon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grandview, Glendale, CA
James D Simon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201
We all get stuck in life, and sometimes we need someone to help us get unstuck. My practice prioritizes your time as well as your safety and comfort, integrating evidence-based practices to address past wounds and heal as quickly as possible. I have helped numerous clients overcome their problems in individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. Though I primarily work with clients struggling with trauma, depression, and anxiety, I also help clients discuss sensitive topics such as privilege.
We all get stuck in life, and sometimes we need someone to help us get unstuck. My practice prioritizes your time as well as your safety and comfort, integrating evidence-based practices to address past wounds and heal as quickly as possible. I have helped numerous clients overcome their problems in individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. Though I primarily work with clients struggling with trauma, depression, and anxiety, I also help clients discuss sensitive topics such as privilege.
(747) 234-2199 View (747) 234-2199
Photo of Danielle Schlichter, Psychologist in Grandview, Glendale, CA
Danielle Schlichter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201
There’s always been this little voice inside you that whispers, “You’re a failure. You’re incompetent. You don’t deserve to be happy.” Logically you know that’s not true, but the critical voices won’t shut up. You take care of everyone – your kids, your partner, people at work- but you never take care of yourself. There’s no joy anymore. It’s exhausting just to get through the day. What’s even more frustrating is that you have so many personal and professional goals but you feel so emotionally paralyzed that you can’t even get started. This then reinforces those awful voices that tell you you’re a failure.
There’s always been this little voice inside you that whispers, “You’re a failure. You’re incompetent. You don’t deserve to be happy.” Logically you know that’s not true, but the critical voices won’t shut up. You take care of everyone – your kids, your partner, people at work- but you never take care of yourself. There’s no joy anymore. It’s exhausting just to get through the day. What’s even more frustrating is that you have so many personal and professional goals but you feel so emotionally paralyzed that you can’t even get started. This then reinforces those awful voices that tell you you’re a failure.
(818) 696-5546 View (818) 696-5546
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Laura Depp
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201
Are anxiety and/or depression taking over your life? Are they sapping your energy, disrupting your relationships, and interfering with your work? Do you wake up feeling anxious or panicky, but don't know why? Do you feel a sense of dread when you think about the day ahead? Do you find it difficult to control your crying? Do these feelings interfere with your ability to concentrate at work? Are important people in your life tiring of hearing about your worries or sadness? Do you wish you could calm your body and mind and find some relief and joy?
Are anxiety and/or depression taking over your life? Are they sapping your energy, disrupting your relationships, and interfering with your work? Do you wake up feeling anxious or panicky, but don't know why? Do you feel a sense of dread when you think about the day ahead? Do you find it difficult to control your crying? Do these feelings interfere with your ability to concentrate at work? Are important people in your life tiring of hearing about your worries or sadness? Do you wish you could calm your body and mind and find some relief and joy?
(818) 963-9132 View (818) 963-9132
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Allie Kauffmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm glad you've found your way here. My name is Allie Kauffmann and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with eating disorders, body image distress, anxiety, and depression. I'm passionate about supporting clients in gaining insight about their emotions and learning how to use these emotions to guide them towards living in alignment with their values to be their most authentic self. If you've ever felt "overly sensitive," overwhelmed by your emotions, or "too much," I'm excited to help you embrace your sensitivity and rich emotional life.
Hi, I'm glad you've found your way here. My name is Allie Kauffmann and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with eating disorders, body image distress, anxiety, and depression. I'm passionate about supporting clients in gaining insight about their emotions and learning how to use these emotions to guide them towards living in alignment with their values to be their most authentic self. If you've ever felt "overly sensitive," overwhelmed by your emotions, or "too much," I'm excited to help you embrace your sensitivity and rich emotional life.
(747) 269-6979 View (747) 269-6979
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Mariam Ter-Petrosyan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201
I provide comprehensive assessment services, including conducting bariatric presurgical/preoperative psychological, neuropsychological, and ADHD evaluations with adults. Please note that I am not taking psychotherapy patients at this time. I am accepting new patients for assessment purposes.
I provide comprehensive assessment services, including conducting bariatric presurgical/preoperative psychological, neuropsychological, and ADHD evaluations with adults. Please note that I am not taking psychotherapy patients at this time. I am accepting new patients for assessment purposes.
(818) 572-9647 View (818) 572-9647
Photo of Maggie Shackelford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grandview, Glendale, CA
Maggie Shackelford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201  (Online Only)
You are running on fumes. As the go-to parent, friend, coworker, or family member, everyone needs you because you’re the fixer. But the internal and external noise and never-ending to-do list has left you fragmented and overwhelmed. The idea of saying “no” feels impossible. And the idea of saying “yes” to one more damn thing fills you with dread and resentment. You feel so much pressure to hold it together, but it’s too much. You want to feel peace, call in ease, and create more balance. How would it feel to set boundaries, prioritize yourself, and break patterns that no longer serve you?
You are running on fumes. As the go-to parent, friend, coworker, or family member, everyone needs you because you’re the fixer. But the internal and external noise and never-ending to-do list has left you fragmented and overwhelmed. The idea of saying “no” feels impossible. And the idea of saying “yes” to one more damn thing fills you with dread and resentment. You feel so much pressure to hold it together, but it’s too much. You want to feel peace, call in ease, and create more balance. How would it feel to set boundaries, prioritize yourself, and break patterns that no longer serve you?
(747) 294-3453 View (747) 294-3453
Photo of Valerie Ortega, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grandview, Glendale, CA
Valerie Ortega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201  (Online Only)
My approach is to start where you are in a safe, supportive, culturally sensitive, and non-judgmental environment. I believe you are the expert on yourself and my role is to help you navigate that expertise in a way that helps you have more control over how you feel. My specializations are working with those who are part of the Sandwich Generation who are those caretaking for both aging parents and your own children. I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I also work with couples.
My approach is to start where you are in a safe, supportive, culturally sensitive, and non-judgmental environment. I believe you are the expert on yourself and my role is to help you navigate that expertise in a way that helps you have more control over how you feel. My specializations are working with those who are part of the Sandwich Generation who are those caretaking for both aging parents and your own children. I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I also work with couples.
(747) 272-9983 View (747) 272-9983
Photo of Rachel Tonisson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Grandview, Glendale, CA
Rachel Tonisson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201
People often seek therapy because something in their life is causing them pain and discomfort. I often work with individuals who "from the outside" look like they "have it all together," but on the inside, they feel like they are falling apart. When you permit yourself to ask for help to explore your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, you create more room for yourself. You don't have to hold everything so tightly. My therapeutic approach is warm, active ( I won't just sit and stare at you), and collaborative (therapy requires work and personal responsibility).
People often seek therapy because something in their life is causing them pain and discomfort. I often work with individuals who "from the outside" look like they "have it all together," but on the inside, they feel like they are falling apart. When you permit yourself to ask for help to explore your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, you create more room for yourself. You don't have to hold everything so tightly. My therapeutic approach is warm, active ( I won't just sit and stare at you), and collaborative (therapy requires work and personal responsibility).
(858) 412-1477 View (858) 412-1477
Photo of Syuzanna Shirinyan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grandview, Glendale, CA
Syuzanna Shirinyan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201  (Online Only)
Therapy is about unraveling root causes of stressors, in order to process and redirect the mannerisms of rediscovering oneself. By gaining healthy therapeutic tools, coping skills and going through the steps of healthy processing individuals learn to live healthier and happier lives. As a psychotherapist I greatly enjoy working with all age ranges where I can incorporate my knowledge of CBT, DBT, PST and mindfulness. I recognize that no single therapeutic approach is inclusive of all clients. Thus, I put emphasis on the individual needs of each client and focus on uncovering the most appropriate therapeutic approaches for all.
Therapy is about unraveling root causes of stressors, in order to process and redirect the mannerisms of rediscovering oneself. By gaining healthy therapeutic tools, coping skills and going through the steps of healthy processing individuals learn to live healthier and happier lives. As a psychotherapist I greatly enjoy working with all age ranges where I can incorporate my knowledge of CBT, DBT, PST and mindfulness. I recognize that no single therapeutic approach is inclusive of all clients. Thus, I put emphasis on the individual needs of each client and focus on uncovering the most appropriate therapeutic approaches for all.
(818) 938-2980 View (818) 938-2980
Photo of Lilit Ayrapetyan, Psychologist in Grandview, Glendale, CA
Lilit Ayrapetyan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201  (Online Only)
I am here to help you achieve positive change towards an extraordinary life. One that is filled with connection, success, happiness, and health. My passion for empowering mothers comes from a deeply personal place. I have navigated the complicated transition into motherhood as an ambitious entrepreneur and often felt the overwhelm and frustration you may be experiencing right now. I see you, busy mama. You know you were made for more. It is possible to rewrite the stories that are holding you back and feel whole again. I would be honored to help you sort through feelings of burnout and step into confidence in all of your roles.
I am here to help you achieve positive change towards an extraordinary life. One that is filled with connection, success, happiness, and health. My passion for empowering mothers comes from a deeply personal place. I have navigated the complicated transition into motherhood as an ambitious entrepreneur and often felt the overwhelm and frustration you may be experiencing right now. I see you, busy mama. You know you were made for more. It is possible to rewrite the stories that are holding you back and feel whole again. I would be honored to help you sort through feelings of burnout and step into confidence in all of your roles.
(310) 668-1257 View (310) 668-1257
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Alyssa Bray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201  (Online Only)
Sometimes when life throws us a curve ball, or when we are dealing with a more chronic, ongoing challenge, talking to a therapist can help us see our inner strengths and abilities which can help us successfully navigate through these challenging times. Talking to a therapist can also help us push ourselves to reach even greater personal goals.
Sometimes when life throws us a curve ball, or when we are dealing with a more chronic, ongoing challenge, talking to a therapist can help us see our inner strengths and abilities which can help us successfully navigate through these challenging times. Talking to a therapist can also help us push ourselves to reach even greater personal goals.
(626) 538-8517 View (626) 538-8517
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Richard S. Lyon
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201
Are you unable to be honest and genuine in your relationships? Do you stand up for yourself, but drive others away? Are you stuck in patterns of thought and behavior that leave you feeling defeated? Do you feel overwhelmed by changes that seem to be beyond your control? Are you stuck in a career rut that drains your energy and hope? Is a tragic loss keeping you weighed down and unable to live freely and fully? Are you stressed, anxious or depressed without knowing why?
Are you unable to be honest and genuine in your relationships? Do you stand up for yourself, but drive others away? Are you stuck in patterns of thought and behavior that leave you feeling defeated? Do you feel overwhelmed by changes that seem to be beyond your control? Are you stuck in a career rut that drains your energy and hope? Is a tragic loss keeping you weighed down and unable to live freely and fully? Are you stressed, anxious or depressed without knowing why?
(323) 648-3465 View (323) 648-3465
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Caroline Madden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201  (Online Only)
Dealing with infidelity or other type of broken trust? Whether you're going through this alone or with your partner, I'm here to help you sort things out and find healing. I've worked with both those who cheated and those who were hurt, so I get how complicated relationships can be. Figuring out why things happened can make talking and connecting easier. I've written three books about infidelity. I have clear strategies tailored to get you through to the other side of the pain and doubt.
Dealing with infidelity or other type of broken trust? Whether you're going through this alone or with your partner, I'm here to help you sort things out and find healing. I've worked with both those who cheated and those who were hurt, so I get how complicated relationships can be. Figuring out why things happened can make talking and connecting easier. I've written three books about infidelity. I have clear strategies tailored to get you through to the other side of the pain and doubt.
(626) 644-1609 View (626) 644-1609
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Bart Foley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201
Whether you feel unfulfilled in your career, relationships, or use substances, food, or sex to cope with uncomfortable feelings, therapy can assist you in gaining valuable insights and facilitate lasting change. If you are in a relationship that is in distress, therapy can greatly improve your connection. I help couples become open, mutually attuned and responsive to each other in order to re-establish their emotional connection. With this emotional connection restored, couples can heal a distressed relationship, revitalize a tired one, and possibly rescue one gone awry.
Whether you feel unfulfilled in your career, relationships, or use substances, food, or sex to cope with uncomfortable feelings, therapy can assist you in gaining valuable insights and facilitate lasting change. If you are in a relationship that is in distress, therapy can greatly improve your connection. I help couples become open, mutually attuned and responsive to each other in order to re-establish their emotional connection. With this emotional connection restored, couples can heal a distressed relationship, revitalize a tired one, and possibly rescue one gone awry.
(213) 260-1727 View (213) 260-1727
Photo of Alisha R. Garr, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Grandview, Glendale, CA
Alisha R. Garr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201
My greatest reward as a therapist is supporting my clients to explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. I believe that all individuals hold the key to their own happiness and possess the power to change their lives for the better.
My greatest reward as a therapist is supporting my clients to explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. I believe that all individuals hold the key to their own happiness and possess the power to change their lives for the better.
(818) 616-6184 View (818) 616-6184
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Heidi Mezzatesta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, PhD
Verified Verified
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201  (Online Only)
Play, with neither a plan or purpose, is the best precondition -- Marie-Louise von Franz. Everyone has a story and sometimes we become stuck in our story because we want to move in a direction that may be different than what is expected. Being stuck may manifest with symptoms of anxiety, depression or other disorders. My approach is to encounter these symptoms with curiosity rather than judgment. The role of therapy is to provide understanding and an empathetic ear with a belief that the activity of therapy will provide insight and healing.
Play, with neither a plan or purpose, is the best precondition -- Marie-Louise von Franz. Everyone has a story and sometimes we become stuck in our story because we want to move in a direction that may be different than what is expected. Being stuck may manifest with symptoms of anxiety, depression or other disorders. My approach is to encounter these symptoms with curiosity rather than judgment. The role of therapy is to provide understanding and an empathetic ear with a belief that the activity of therapy will provide insight and healing.
(818) 741-3850 View (818) 741-3850
A & A Psychological Services, Inc.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201
Enhance Your Life & Find True Happiness Serving Adults, Children, Families and Communities Our Relapse Prevention and Life Transition Program offers: Individual, Couples and Family Therapy, Coaching, Consultations and Counseling, Psychological Evaluations and Testing. We offer continued enrollment for individual/ group training programs: Anger management, conflict resolution, coping skills, shoplifters alternatives, character building, self- awareness, interpersonal skills, parenting classes, social skills building, stress management, relapse prevention, social resistance training We implement model of interventions that are Court Approved and accepted in probation departments, hospitals, substance abuse facilities, government agencies and major corporations.
Enhance Your Life & Find True Happiness Serving Adults, Children, Families and Communities Our Relapse Prevention and Life Transition Program offers: Individual, Couples and Family Therapy, Coaching, Consultations and Counseling, Psychological Evaluations and Testing. We offer continued enrollment for individual/ group training programs: Anger management, conflict resolution, coping skills, shoplifters alternatives, character building, self- awareness, interpersonal skills, parenting classes, social skills building, stress management, relapse prevention, social resistance training We implement model of interventions that are Court Approved and accepted in probation departments, hospitals, substance abuse facilities, government agencies and major corporations.
(818) 869-6637 View (818) 869-6637
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Charles R Barr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201
Panic, anxiety, fear, agoraphobia, and OCD are what I specialize in treating. These disorders create what I consider to be true suffering and begin to shrink your life and make it small. I have specialized in helping people walk their way out of this awful spot since 1988. By using the proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy, breathing, and exposure, it really is possible for you to be free of this fear and get your life back again.
Panic, anxiety, fear, agoraphobia, and OCD are what I specialize in treating. These disorders create what I consider to be true suffering and begin to shrink your life and make it small. I have specialized in helping people walk their way out of this awful spot since 1988. By using the proven techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy, breathing, and exposure, it really is possible for you to be free of this fear and get your life back again.
(626) 935-9986 View (626) 935-9986
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Jim Jacobsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grandview, Glendale, CA 91201
I offer client-centered therapy in Eagle Rock and in Old Town Pasadena. Guiding principles are: that one always remains the expert on one's own life, that people have the internal resources to overcome their "stuck-ness," and that a collaborative therapeutic relationship is the key to encouraging positive change and more meaningful living. While I deal with a wide range of client issues, most of my clients are high-functioning or gifted intellectually and/or artistically. I use Rogerian, Experiential Focusing, Gestault, Attachment Theory, and Existential concepts and methods, working with clients to help them maximize their personal freedom and growth.
I offer client-centered therapy in Eagle Rock and in Old Town Pasadena. Guiding principles are: that one always remains the expert on one's own life, that people have the internal resources to overcome their "stuck-ness," and that a collaborative therapeutic relationship is the key to encouraging positive change and more meaningful living. While I deal with a wide range of client issues, most of my clients are high-functioning or gifted intellectually and/or artistically. I use Rogerian, Experiential Focusing, Gestault, Attachment Theory, and Existential concepts and methods, working with clients to help them maximize their personal freedom and growth.
(323) 892-8810 View (323) 892-8810

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Grandview, Glendale, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Grandview, Glendale, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Relationship Issues
90% Depression
84% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Grief
65% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Cigna and Evernorth
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Optum

How Therapists in Grandview, Glendale, CA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Grandview, Glendale?

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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.