Therapists in Hermosa Beach, CA

Photo of Rebecca Stewart, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hermosa Beach, CA
Rebecca Stewart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
What an upside down world we live in right now! If you're reading this, you've been greatly impacted either by the life-changing pandemic or traumatic relational experiences that have left you wondering which direction to choose moving forward. Are you challenging yourself at the very core with questions like, "Who am I, really? & "What do I want/need from this lifetime, really?"
What an upside down world we live in right now! If you're reading this, you've been greatly impacted either by the life-changing pandemic or traumatic relational experiences that have left you wondering which direction to choose moving forward. Are you challenging yourself at the very core with questions like, "Who am I, really? & "What do I want/need from this lifetime, really?"
(310) 321-4909 View (310) 321-4909
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Belinda Reiss
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
My ideal clients are adults who are struggling with emotional issues relative to their life stage. This includes managing a work life balance in addition to struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, and anxiety.
My ideal clients are adults who are struggling with emotional issues relative to their life stage. This includes managing a work life balance in addition to struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, and anxiety.
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Sheila Fay Navidzadeh
Counselor, MA, MS, CTRP
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Taking the first step toward therapy can be challenging. It is also a courageous decision that opens doors to self-discovery and personal transformation. I work with each of my clients to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs and circumstances. With a warm, non-judgmental demeanor and a commitment to fostering a safe, supportive therapeutic environment, I create a space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a confidential and empathetic setting. I provide compassionate, evidence-based care to individuals and couples seeking support for various mental health concerns.
Taking the first step toward therapy can be challenging. It is also a courageous decision that opens doors to self-discovery and personal transformation. I work with each of my clients to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to their unique needs and circumstances. With a warm, non-judgmental demeanor and a commitment to fostering a safe, supportive therapeutic environment, I create a space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a confidential and empathetic setting. I provide compassionate, evidence-based care to individuals and couples seeking support for various mental health concerns.
(424) 391-3579 View (424) 391-3579
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David Argueta
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Life stressors can make us feel overwhelmed, lost, and unable to focus on our goals. Allow me to walk with you on a journey of healing, empowerment, and self-improvement. My therapeutic approach is warm, engaging, creative, and inclusive of all people. I am a Bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated from Pepperdine university and have a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with and emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. My passion is to help connect others to themselves, families, and loved ones. Together we will discover your inner tools and overcome challenges.
Life stressors can make us feel overwhelmed, lost, and unable to focus on our goals. Allow me to walk with you on a journey of healing, empowerment, and self-improvement. My therapeutic approach is warm, engaging, creative, and inclusive of all people. I am a Bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated from Pepperdine university and have a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with and emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. My passion is to help connect others to themselves, families, and loved ones. Together we will discover your inner tools and overcome challenges.
(310) 620-1425 View (310) 620-1425
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Marissa Velasco-Adania
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
I know how scary it can be to reach out for help and let someone in on your struggles. It can feel devestating when your life feels like it's not working. The guilt and overwhelm that comes when your attempts to make changes fall short. This is why I believe therapy can be so helpful. My role is to support you through the ebs and flows of life as well as provide you a trustworthy therapeutic relationship to work through past and present experiences or stuck points in relationships that are keeping you from feeling fulfilled.
I know how scary it can be to reach out for help and let someone in on your struggles. It can feel devestating when your life feels like it's not working. The guilt and overwhelm that comes when your attempts to make changes fall short. This is why I believe therapy can be so helpful. My role is to support you through the ebs and flows of life as well as provide you a trustworthy therapeutic relationship to work through past and present experiences or stuck points in relationships that are keeping you from feeling fulfilled.
(424) 484-7111 View (424) 484-7111
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Susan Watson
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254  (Online Only)
Are you ready to explore positive options for your life? Life isn't easy and change is inevitable. We are offered continuous learning opportunities as we progress on our journey. It takes courage, strength, and awareness to identify and overcome barriers to self-acceptance and inner peace. Therapy is a useful tool to gain the self-awareness and insight necessary for healing and positive change. No matter what your goals are overcoming trauma/loss; learning useful methods of communication; improving relationships; dealing with uncomfortable emotions; and more success and positive change can be achieved!
Are you ready to explore positive options for your life? Life isn't easy and change is inevitable. We are offered continuous learning opportunities as we progress on our journey. It takes courage, strength, and awareness to identify and overcome barriers to self-acceptance and inner peace. Therapy is a useful tool to gain the self-awareness and insight necessary for healing and positive change. No matter what your goals are overcoming trauma/loss; learning useful methods of communication; improving relationships; dealing with uncomfortable emotions; and more success and positive change can be achieved!
(424) 699-3037 View (424) 699-3037
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Sufi Yousefi Farkhan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of family behavioral health and wellness services. Our practice offers the latest in behavioral health including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your provider from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Thoughtful, Practical, and Caring approach to therapy and can help you balance your life.
Are you struggling to balance your physical and mental health? Are things becoming unmanageable? Is your time limited? Then welcome to WellPsyche! WellPsyche Medical Group provides experts in the field of family behavioral health and wellness services. Our practice offers the latest in behavioral health including Telemedicine! Now you can visit with your provider from the privacy and convenience of your home or work. Our providers take a Thoughtful, Practical, and Caring approach to therapy and can help you balance your life.
(424) 363-4511 View (424) 363-4511
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Noelle Medbery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
As we move through life, we may find ourselves feeling disconnected with our sense of Self, and in turn, our innate wisdom. This disconnection can create a deep sense of grief, confusion, loneliness and overwhelm. How we've been conditioned to respond to this sense of disconnection can also bring about it's own devastating and disorienting challenges. However, I wholly believe we as humans have an intrinsic capacity for healing and demonstrate boundless strength even in the darkest of moments.
As we move through life, we may find ourselves feeling disconnected with our sense of Self, and in turn, our innate wisdom. This disconnection can create a deep sense of grief, confusion, loneliness and overwhelm. How we've been conditioned to respond to this sense of disconnection can also bring about it's own devastating and disorienting challenges. However, I wholly believe we as humans have an intrinsic capacity for healing and demonstrate boundless strength even in the darkest of moments.
(310) 651-6946 View (310) 651-6946
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Alexis Maron: Mental Fitness and Performance
MA, RDT, BCT, RADT
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254  (Online Only)
The main reason why couples seek counseling is due to a communication breakdown that begins to dismantle an otherwise healthy relationship. Our primary need is to be understood, but if partners are using different modes of communication, there can be a disconnect. DT can provide the jump-start to help find the excitement and communication that couples experienced at the beginning of a relationship, and the common ground that can build a stronger place from which to build trust. In learning more about the roles we play, DT offers partners the opportunity to gain greater insight about themselves and about their problems in relationships.
The main reason why couples seek counseling is due to a communication breakdown that begins to dismantle an otherwise healthy relationship. Our primary need is to be understood, but if partners are using different modes of communication, there can be a disconnect. DT can provide the jump-start to help find the excitement and communication that couples experienced at the beginning of a relationship, and the common ground that can build a stronger place from which to build trust. In learning more about the roles we play, DT offers partners the opportunity to gain greater insight about themselves and about their problems in relationships.
(323) 289-2220 View (323) 289-2220
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Ken Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
When someone is in our corner and believes in us, I believe we are capable of overcoming any obstacle and of fulfilling our desires; we are capable of creating a satisfying life. I try to be that person as a therapist, offering interest, care, concern and compassion. I also challenge my clients to be their best selves. I have learned that each of us has a higher, deeper self that we can draw from. I see my work with you as helping you to connect with this part of yourself. I am down to earth, fully human and present with you as we work together. I offer safety, warmth acceptance and honesty to help you grow.
When someone is in our corner and believes in us, I believe we are capable of overcoming any obstacle and of fulfilling our desires; we are capable of creating a satisfying life. I try to be that person as a therapist, offering interest, care, concern and compassion. I also challenge my clients to be their best selves. I have learned that each of us has a higher, deeper self that we can draw from. I see my work with you as helping you to connect with this part of yourself. I am down to earth, fully human and present with you as we work together. I offer safety, warmth acceptance and honesty to help you grow.
(310) 361-1878 View (310) 361-1878
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Kyle Shepard
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Kyle enjoys working with clients to better understand themselves while improving their communication and relationships. They work with couples, teens and adults through life transitions, anxiety, mood disorders, and identity and relational struggles.
Kyle enjoys working with clients to better understand themselves while improving their communication and relationships. They work with couples, teens and adults through life transitions, anxiety, mood disorders, and identity and relational struggles.
(310) 362-5487 View (310) 362-5487
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Carol Ellis Wood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
You are not alone. You don't have to deal with your current situation without help whether it is hopelessness, anxiety, pain, grief, loss or indecision. If you feel alone in your marriage or life isn't what you imagined and you don't know what you can do to get relief from those sinking, lost or frantic feelings, there are answers. Life can change quite quickly. I am a Reiki Master Teacher so I am more able to tune into the needs of my clients on many levels. Eighteen years with TWA gave me an understanding of airline issues and that population too. I was on the board of directors of Project Touch in Hermosa Beach and CAMFT SB/LB.
You are not alone. You don't have to deal with your current situation without help whether it is hopelessness, anxiety, pain, grief, loss or indecision. If you feel alone in your marriage or life isn't what you imagined and you don't know what you can do to get relief from those sinking, lost or frantic feelings, there are answers. Life can change quite quickly. I am a Reiki Master Teacher so I am more able to tune into the needs of my clients on many levels. Eighteen years with TWA gave me an understanding of airline issues and that population too. I was on the board of directors of Project Touch in Hermosa Beach and CAMFT SB/LB.
(310) 889-0716 View (310) 889-0716
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Kelly Anderson-Bohlinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CCPS, EMDR, PhD Stu
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
I maintain a private practice in Hermosa Beach, CA. As an interactive, solution-focused therapist my therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client with compassion and understanding. I specialize in marital and partner relationships. Pre-marital, Sex Addiction and Partners of SA's, Betrayal Trauma, Infidelity, Gottman's Couples & Discernment and Individual therapy with a focus on relationships. Groups for Divorce Betrayal Trauma.
I maintain a private practice in Hermosa Beach, CA. As an interactive, solution-focused therapist my therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client with compassion and understanding. I specialize in marital and partner relationships. Pre-marital, Sex Addiction and Partners of SA's, Betrayal Trauma, Infidelity, Gottman's Couples & Discernment and Individual therapy with a focus on relationships. Groups for Divorce Betrayal Trauma.
(424) 371-8306 View (424) 371-8306
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Cassandra Giornali Sorrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
A genuine relationship between people is one in which you are comfortable to be yourself and in which the other clearly sees your potential and supports its growth. Compassion, acceptance, comfort, respect and safety is what I strive to create in a relationship with a client. This encourages a deepening trust to develop while allowing the work towards true healing to begin. People often come to therapy searching for relief from depression, anxiety, grief and difficult relationships. I have extensive experience working with adults, couples and teens.
A genuine relationship between people is one in which you are comfortable to be yourself and in which the other clearly sees your potential and supports its growth. Compassion, acceptance, comfort, respect and safety is what I strive to create in a relationship with a client. This encourages a deepening trust to develop while allowing the work towards true healing to begin. People often come to therapy searching for relief from depression, anxiety, grief and difficult relationships. I have extensive experience working with adults, couples and teens.
(310) 945-2892 View (310) 945-2892
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Rhonda Smillie
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254  (Online Only)
Rethink, Reframe, Realign, Recover. Do you feel as if your life is a sandcastle with the water always threatening to wash it out to sea? I work with clients to explore how unresolved issues from the past impact the present. In an open and safe environment, we explore authentic feelings and lost aspects of self often censored in general society, toward greater personal insight, growth, and change. An accepting and validating therapy relationship can be a key element in the healing of old wounds.
Rethink, Reframe, Realign, Recover. Do you feel as if your life is a sandcastle with the water always threatening to wash it out to sea? I work with clients to explore how unresolved issues from the past impact the present. In an open and safe environment, we explore authentic feelings and lost aspects of self often censored in general society, toward greater personal insight, growth, and change. An accepting and validating therapy relationship can be a key element in the healing of old wounds.
(310) 683-2263 View (310) 683-2263
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Jonathan Morin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254  (Online Only)
I'm an experienced psychotherapist skilled in working with individuals and families. I've treated adults with stress, anxiety/depression, relationship and career struggles and teenagers with behavioral/emotional problems, academic issues and parent-child conflicts. I primarily utilize strengths-based, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approaches to help people identify and apply their own personal strengths to work effectively through different life circumstances.
I'm an experienced psychotherapist skilled in working with individuals and families. I've treated adults with stress, anxiety/depression, relationship and career struggles and teenagers with behavioral/emotional problems, academic issues and parent-child conflicts. I primarily utilize strengths-based, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approaches to help people identify and apply their own personal strengths to work effectively through different life circumstances.
(310) 409-4798 View (310) 409-4798
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Dr. Jessie Caldera
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Living in a changing and challenging world, it is normal to experience psychological dysregulation at one point or another. The new reality of living has presented and will continue to present numerous challenges. I assist patients with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety (including school, personal or work-induced – social anxiety), behavioral issues, adjustment disorders, maternal mental health, trauma, and relational challenges. I have worked within the mental health field since 2006 and developed my skills and expertise working with children, adults, and older adults.
Living in a changing and challenging world, it is normal to experience psychological dysregulation at one point or another. The new reality of living has presented and will continue to present numerous challenges. I assist patients with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety (including school, personal or work-induced – social anxiety), behavioral issues, adjustment disorders, maternal mental health, trauma, and relational challenges. I have worked within the mental health field since 2006 and developed my skills and expertise working with children, adults, and older adults.
(310) 905-3151 View (310) 905-3151
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Kristian Tenove
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Are you content with the direction of the road you are currently on or do you think it is time to turn a corner? If you're ready to take steps towards healing and healthy living, I would be honored to partner with you on your journey. I believe that therapy can help people pivot from a state of feeling overwhelmed and powerless to a stance of hopefulness and empowerment. As we work together, I will help you attain your goals and build your self-confidence. I will support you in realizing your own potential, building on your strengths, identifying areas for growth, and taking tangible steps in the direction you wish to go.
Are you content with the direction of the road you are currently on or do you think it is time to turn a corner? If you're ready to take steps towards healing and healthy living, I would be honored to partner with you on your journey. I believe that therapy can help people pivot from a state of feeling overwhelmed and powerless to a stance of hopefulness and empowerment. As we work together, I will help you attain your goals and build your self-confidence. I will support you in realizing your own potential, building on your strengths, identifying areas for growth, and taking tangible steps in the direction you wish to go.
(424) 416-3366 View (424) 416-3366
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Sepideh H Bassi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Congratulations on taking an important step toward living a healthier and happier life. I believe everyone has the potential to achieve all they desire but sometimes different situations prevent us from accomplishing our goals. Experiencing many challenges and overcoming obstacles have taught me that life is a complicated yet fascinating adventure and having the right tools along the way could ease the journey. In my practice I provide support and guidance to my clients and help them learn new strategies to overcome hurdles, achieve their goals, and find their paths.
Congratulations on taking an important step toward living a healthier and happier life. I believe everyone has the potential to achieve all they desire but sometimes different situations prevent us from accomplishing our goals. Experiencing many challenges and overcoming obstacles have taught me that life is a complicated yet fascinating adventure and having the right tools along the way could ease the journey. In my practice I provide support and guidance to my clients and help them learn new strategies to overcome hurdles, achieve their goals, and find their paths.
(310) 945-2391 View (310) 945-2391
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Kelly Hayes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Many people look for something beyond the question, “How does that make you feel?” I hope my sessions can not only act as a sounding board, but also provide a safe space to unload, explore and develop solutions to life’s problems. While my approach to therapy is empathic and compassionate, it is also direct and directive. My goal is to help clients identify the root of potential issues and work collaboratively to construct a solution. It is essential to feel safe and comfortable in your therapeutic journey. The client/therapist relationship, built on mutual trust, is the catalyst needed for change.
Many people look for something beyond the question, “How does that make you feel?” I hope my sessions can not only act as a sounding board, but also provide a safe space to unload, explore and develop solutions to life’s problems. While my approach to therapy is empathic and compassionate, it is also direct and directive. My goal is to help clients identify the root of potential issues and work collaboratively to construct a solution. It is essential to feel safe and comfortable in your therapeutic journey. The client/therapist relationship, built on mutual trust, is the catalyst needed for change.
(424) 397-2739 View (424) 397-2739

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Number of Therapists in Hermosa Beach, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Hermosa Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

51% Aetna
46% Other
42% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Hermosa Beach, CA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hermosa Beach?

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.