Therapists in Glen Eden, Hayward, CA

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Kathleen Cutshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
I work exclusively with Active Duty Military, Veterans and their partners/spouses, assisting them to navigate the impact of military life, the aftermath of combat & non-combat deployments, and the life of multiple-ongoing missions. My focus is Combat & Post Traumatic Stress, as well as what is now being referred to as "Moral Injury". Over the last 2 years, I've worked increasingly with combat & SAR aviators, and members of the Special Operation Forces (SOF) Community, co-creating custom tailored, and often unconventional interventions to match their unconventional culture and personalities.
I work exclusively with Active Duty Military, Veterans and their partners/spouses, assisting them to navigate the impact of military life, the aftermath of combat & non-combat deployments, and the life of multiple-ongoing missions. My focus is Combat & Post Traumatic Stress, as well as what is now being referred to as "Moral Injury". Over the last 2 years, I've worked increasingly with combat & SAR aviators, and members of the Special Operation Forces (SOF) Community, co-creating custom tailored, and often unconventional interventions to match their unconventional culture and personalities.
(510) 610-5295 View (510) 610-5295
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Colette Katuala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545  (Online Only)
My ideal client in on their path of self discovery and utilize my perspective along the way. I am best suited to treat clients that are motivated to change their current circumstance and can appreciate a strength based approach to finding solutions. Life is complex and, at times, overwhelming. Many times, people need clinical support to get through a difficult situation. Depression, anxiety, stress and substance abuse as it relates to professional and personal functioning are all areas that are supported in my practice. Connecting with my clients and their values is a position I hold dearly in my work.
My ideal client in on their path of self discovery and utilize my perspective along the way. I am best suited to treat clients that are motivated to change their current circumstance and can appreciate a strength based approach to finding solutions. Life is complex and, at times, overwhelming. Many times, people need clinical support to get through a difficult situation. Depression, anxiety, stress and substance abuse as it relates to professional and personal functioning are all areas that are supported in my practice. Connecting with my clients and their values is a position I hold dearly in my work.
(341) 222-3963 View (341) 222-3963
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Roseanne Pikul
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545  (Online Only)
Welcome, I'm Roseanne and I am honored to help women who have survived hard things heal and evolve their lives. I bring an empathetic, open, and non-judgmental presence to my work and I am committed to creating a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and gain clarity about what's getting in the way of you having a life worth waking up for everyday. I specialize in providing individual therapy for women who have a diverse range of life experiences and challenges.
Welcome, I'm Roseanne and I am honored to help women who have survived hard things heal and evolve their lives. I bring an empathetic, open, and non-judgmental presence to my work and I am committed to creating a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and gain clarity about what's getting in the way of you having a life worth waking up for everyday. I specialize in providing individual therapy for women who have a diverse range of life experiences and challenges.
(503) 376-9311 View (503) 376-9311
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Susan McGarry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
I'm Susan McGarry LCSW, with over twenty years working with clients who are experiencing depression and anxiety as they work through life transitions, including relationships with Intimate Partner Violence. I work with adults who are experiencing depression and anxiety as they navigate through life transitions. I additionally have twenty years of experience working with clients who have been or are in relationships with Intimate Partner Violence. I have also worked with clients who have Child Protective Services involvement.
I'm Susan McGarry LCSW, with over twenty years working with clients who are experiencing depression and anxiety as they work through life transitions, including relationships with Intimate Partner Violence. I work with adults who are experiencing depression and anxiety as they navigate through life transitions. I additionally have twenty years of experience working with clients who have been or are in relationships with Intimate Partner Violence. I have also worked with clients who have Child Protective Services involvement.
(209) 353-9251 View (209) 353-9251
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Erika Marie Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
Hi! My name is Erika Hernandez. I am a Marriage and Family therapist licensed in California and Utah. I have experience in the areas of trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. My passion is working alongside my clients, which includes adolescents and adults, to help bring healing to those who have been through a traumatic or stressful experience.
Hi! My name is Erika Hernandez. I am a Marriage and Family therapist licensed in California and Utah. I have experience in the areas of trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship issues. My passion is working alongside my clients, which includes adolescents and adults, to help bring healing to those who have been through a traumatic or stressful experience.
(909) 403-6920 View (909) 403-6920
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Irma Ficere
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
Hello, I'm Irma! I am a seasoned Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with clinical and unique tools for people who want to break from unhealthy patterns of behaviors. I have many years of experience in this field and welcome everyone! I work with anxiety, depression, relationships, and transitional phases to name a few. My approach is client-centered as we identify and focus on areas you want to work on. CBT, Talk or Solution Focus. Let's collaborate on your needs! I help provide a warm, safe environment where we can get acquainted and start the process of therapy.
Hello, I'm Irma! I am a seasoned Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with clinical and unique tools for people who want to break from unhealthy patterns of behaviors. I have many years of experience in this field and welcome everyone! I work with anxiety, depression, relationships, and transitional phases to name a few. My approach is client-centered as we identify and focus on areas you want to work on. CBT, Talk or Solution Focus. Let's collaborate on your needs! I help provide a warm, safe environment where we can get acquainted and start the process of therapy.
(209) 618-2559 View (209) 618-2559
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Martha Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
Finding the right therapist can be difficult and time consuming, especially when we are in the middle of emotional stress and strain. Hello, my name is Martha Gonzalez, I am a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Spanish/English. I will do my best, help make the process as easy and comfortable as possible.
Finding the right therapist can be difficult and time consuming, especially when we are in the middle of emotional stress and strain. Hello, my name is Martha Gonzalez, I am a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Spanish/English. I will do my best, help make the process as easy and comfortable as possible.
(909) 784-2023 View (909) 784-2023
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Dani Sumayang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545  (Online Only)
As an LCSW I am dedicated to supporting my clients from all walks of life, especially those who feel alone and underrepresented. My clients have been challenged by life transitions, school stress, work burnout, feelings of loss or grief, and questioning their identity. I have gone through my own journey with therapy, so I understand the feeling of sitting across from a stranger and being vulnerable. I am here to provide a comfortable and safe place for you to process your thoughts and develop healthy coping skills.
As an LCSW I am dedicated to supporting my clients from all walks of life, especially those who feel alone and underrepresented. My clients have been challenged by life transitions, school stress, work burnout, feelings of loss or grief, and questioning their identity. I have gone through my own journey with therapy, so I understand the feeling of sitting across from a stranger and being vulnerable. I am here to provide a comfortable and safe place for you to process your thoughts and develop healthy coping skills.
(650) 481-9055 View (650) 481-9055
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Gabriela Mendoza Carpio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
I am a licensed clinical social worker with specialized training and experience in working with individuals, couples, and families of color and or trauma survivors. I offer therapy in both English and or Spanish. I offer a safe space for individuals and families to explore behavioral patterns, work stressors, effects of life changes, trauma, and difficult relationships.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with specialized training and experience in working with individuals, couples, and families of color and or trauma survivors. I offer therapy in both English and or Spanish. I offer a safe space for individuals and families to explore behavioral patterns, work stressors, effects of life changes, trauma, and difficult relationships.
(818) 873-2331 View (818) 873-2331
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Christian Romero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
My name is Christian Romero, I have been in the field of psychology for over 20 years. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is building a strong therapeutic relationship that allows individuals to process, heal and make safer healthier choices for themselves and their families. I have experience working with adults and children from ages 8-59 y.o. experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. My approaches are CBT, Solution Focused, Strength-Based, and Client-Centered.
My name is Christian Romero, I have been in the field of psychology for over 20 years. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is building a strong therapeutic relationship that allows individuals to process, heal and make safer healthier choices for themselves and their families. I have experience working with adults and children from ages 8-59 y.o. experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. My approaches are CBT, Solution Focused, Strength-Based, and Client-Centered.
(657) 837-3818 View (657) 837-3818
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Delmy Portillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
Hi, my name is Delmy Portillo, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who practices primarily Psychodynamic therapy. I enjoy supporting my clients to find meaning, purpose, healing, and growth in various areas of their lives. My areas of focus are relational dynamics, maladaptive coping skills, and identity. I primarily work from a Psychodynamic approach and use other modalities such as Client-Centered, Gestalt, and Cognitive Behavioral. I will meet you with empathy, validation, and unconditional positive regard.
Hi, my name is Delmy Portillo, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who practices primarily Psychodynamic therapy. I enjoy supporting my clients to find meaning, purpose, healing, and growth in various areas of their lives. My areas of focus are relational dynamics, maladaptive coping skills, and identity. I primarily work from a Psychodynamic approach and use other modalities such as Client-Centered, Gestalt, and Cognitive Behavioral. I will meet you with empathy, validation, and unconditional positive regard.
(323) 673-2551 View (323) 673-2551
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Wendy Del Cid
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
Hi there, my name Is Wendy Del Cid. I have 20 years' experience as a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I want to work with clients by making a genuine connection. This trust is valuable to me. I look forward working with you. This is your time to grow. I have experience with trauma clients and those with a diagnosis pf depression and anxiety. I also work with bipolar disorders as well. I am client centered when I work with clients. I meet you where you are, and we go on this journey together. I also have experience with Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well.
Hi there, my name Is Wendy Del Cid. I have 20 years' experience as a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. I want to work with clients by making a genuine connection. This trust is valuable to me. I look forward working with you. This is your time to grow. I have experience with trauma clients and those with a diagnosis pf depression and anxiety. I also work with bipolar disorders as well. I am client centered when I work with clients. I meet you where you are, and we go on this journey together. I also have experience with Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well.
(951) 524-6987 View (951) 524-6987
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Diana Delgado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
Welcome, my name is Diana Delgado, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I graduated from California State University, Long Beach with my Master of Social Work in 2016, go BEACH! I am a first-generation high school and college graduate Latina. My experiences as a Latina woman guide my practice and understanding of issues that many of my clients may experience. Our thoughts are very powerful! I have utilized a CBT approach in my practice to support clients in challenging thoughts that aren't always very helpful to how we feel.
Welcome, my name is Diana Delgado, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I graduated from California State University, Long Beach with my Master of Social Work in 2016, go BEACH! I am a first-generation high school and college graduate Latina. My experiences as a Latina woman guide my practice and understanding of issues that many of my clients may experience. Our thoughts are very powerful! I have utilized a CBT approach in my practice to support clients in challenging thoughts that aren't always very helpful to how we feel.
(805) 334-8720 View (805) 334-8720
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Linda Arroyo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
My Name is Linda Arroyo, a Marriage and family therapist in California. As a mental health therapist, I understand parenting and or life can get tough, and unexpected life events such as divorce, loss of a loved one, blended families, newborn, new environments, etc., can create anxiety, anger, fears, irritability, and depression in a child, teen, or adult. I have worked with various individuals who suffer from Anger Management, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Divorce, Grief, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Sports Performance, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Job Stress, and Panic Attacks. Together we focus on what's important to you in the moment.
My Name is Linda Arroyo, a Marriage and family therapist in California. As a mental health therapist, I understand parenting and or life can get tough, and unexpected life events such as divorce, loss of a loved one, blended families, newborn, new environments, etc., can create anxiety, anger, fears, irritability, and depression in a child, teen, or adult. I have worked with various individuals who suffer from Anger Management, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Divorce, Grief, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Sports Performance, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Job Stress, and Panic Attacks. Together we focus on what's important to you in the moment.
(805) 978-9396 View (805) 978-9396
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Natalie Mercado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
Hi there. I am a licensed clinical social worker who believes freedom comes from awareness. I am dedicated to creating brave, safe spaces where vulnerability can flourish to fully connect with the truth, love, and joy. My approach is this time is for you and is a courageous act of self-love. I have an inclusive style and will tailor sessions taking into consideration the wholeness of individual's mind, body, and soul. I work with women who feel there has to be more to life and desire a new way. Women who are tired, numb, overachievers, self-scarifying, and learning to love and nurture themselves.
Hi there. I am a licensed clinical social worker who believes freedom comes from awareness. I am dedicated to creating brave, safe spaces where vulnerability can flourish to fully connect with the truth, love, and joy. My approach is this time is for you and is a courageous act of self-love. I have an inclusive style and will tailor sessions taking into consideration the wholeness of individual's mind, body, and soul. I work with women who feel there has to be more to life and desire a new way. Women who are tired, numb, overachievers, self-scarifying, and learning to love and nurture themselves.
(949) 710-2606 View (949) 710-2606
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Christina Ramirez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
I have had experience working with individuals, children, families, and various groups. I’ve been trained in various EBP modalities including, TFCBT and MAP. I use a cognitive behavioral approach to help my clients alter unwanted behavior patterns. Some of my specialties include Trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, adolescent issues, family conflict, relationship issues, parenting, crisis management, and many other issues.
I have had experience working with individuals, children, families, and various groups. I’ve been trained in various EBP modalities including, TFCBT and MAP. I use a cognitive behavioral approach to help my clients alter unwanted behavior patterns. Some of my specialties include Trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, adolescent issues, family conflict, relationship issues, parenting, crisis management, and many other issues.
(209) 290-9256 View (209) 290-9256
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Alan Lawrence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
Hello, I'm Alan Lawrence, licensed clinical social worker (LCS12658). I hold three master's degrees in psychology, social work and gerontology. We age from birth with many challenges and changes as we grow older. A burden shared is a burden lifted. Accomplish your goals and move forward. Learning lessons from the past and understanding your thinking process and internal dialogue (cognitive-behavioral) will empower you with new insights and direction. Let's get started. I customize therapy sessions to the individual's needs. I can be eclectic but do emphasize cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to treatment.
Hello, I'm Alan Lawrence, licensed clinical social worker (LCS12658). I hold three master's degrees in psychology, social work and gerontology. We age from birth with many challenges and changes as we grow older. A burden shared is a burden lifted. Accomplish your goals and move forward. Learning lessons from the past and understanding your thinking process and internal dialogue (cognitive-behavioral) will empower you with new insights and direction. Let's get started. I customize therapy sessions to the individual's needs. I can be eclectic but do emphasize cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to treatment.
(916) 301-4514 View (916) 301-4514
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Jennifer Bolen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glen Eden, Hayward, CA 94545
(562) 609-4210 View (562) 609-4210

Online Therapists

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Doris Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94545  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you give so much of yourself to love and help others but they don't love you back in the same way? Are you burnt out and exhausted from feeling like people around you take advantage of how you jump all in, in loving them? Do you feel resentful of these relationships? Perhaps you feel like if you don't love them the extra 9 miles, then they won't love you at all or that they will leave you. Sometimes this causes us anxiety and feelings of depression that paralyzes us to live life.
Do you ever feel like you give so much of yourself to love and help others but they don't love you back in the same way? Are you burnt out and exhausted from feeling like people around you take advantage of how you jump all in, in loving them? Do you feel resentful of these relationships? Perhaps you feel like if you don't love them the extra 9 miles, then they won't love you at all or that they will leave you. Sometimes this causes us anxiety and feelings of depression that paralyzes us to live life.
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Mayra Ruelas-Ramirez
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Hayward, CA 94541
Hola! I am a bilingual LMFT. It is my priority to offer culturally responsive, social justice-oriented, LGBTQ+-affirming therapy that serve the unique needs of each client. Are you looking for a trauma-focused therapist that has experience working with individuals and families who have experienced single and or complex trauma events in childhood or adulthood and intergenerational trauma? I have experience working with trauma, family conflict, mood disorders, etc. I practice evidence-based treatments such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems and can tailor other techniques based on your needs.
Hola! I am a bilingual LMFT. It is my priority to offer culturally responsive, social justice-oriented, LGBTQ+-affirming therapy that serve the unique needs of each client. Are you looking for a trauma-focused therapist that has experience working with individuals and families who have experienced single and or complex trauma events in childhood or adulthood and intergenerational trauma? I have experience working with trauma, family conflict, mood disorders, etc. I practice evidence-based treatments such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems and can tailor other techniques based on your needs.
(341) 217-1188 View (341) 217-1188

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Glen Eden, Hayward, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Glen Eden, Hayward, CA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
89% Coping Skills
78% Depression
72% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
56% Grief
56% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
88% Cigna and Evernorth
88% TRICARE

How Therapists in Glen Eden, Hayward, CA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
12% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glen Eden, Hayward?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.