Therapists in Idyllwild, CA

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Jen Leong
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Idyllwild, CA 92549  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Most of the people I work with are told they need to be different than they are. Sometimes they get that message explicitly, always they get that message in the way people treat them. Therapy with me doesn’t aim to make you different. We’ll work to help you navigate the world while being healthy and fully you. Specific issues my clients are navigating include: being neurodivergent (mostly autistic and ADHD), being transgender or outside the gender binary, being non-monogamous, or being deep in grief.
Most of the people I work with are told they need to be different than they are. Sometimes they get that message explicitly, always they get that message in the way people treat them. Therapy with me doesn’t aim to make you different. We’ll work to help you navigate the world while being healthy and fully you. Specific issues my clients are navigating include: being neurodivergent (mostly autistic and ADHD), being transgender or outside the gender binary, being non-monogamous, or being deep in grief.
(424) 361-1015 View (424) 361-1015
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Meridith Daniel
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Idyllwild, CA 92549  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Meridith! Here is a brief overview on how I do things. Early In therapy, I focus on building a trusting relationship with you and getting to know more about your learning style and preferred way of navigating the world. Once you and I have a good foundation we can identify more specific goals, like behaviors you want to increase or decrease. Sometimes clients will invite a more analytic approach, which means that if you’re comfortable you and I explore if your past experiences are influencing patterns in your current life- either consciously or unconsciously
Hi I'm Meridith! Here is a brief overview on how I do things. Early In therapy, I focus on building a trusting relationship with you and getting to know more about your learning style and preferred way of navigating the world. Once you and I have a good foundation we can identify more specific goals, like behaviors you want to increase or decrease. Sometimes clients will invite a more analytic approach, which means that if you’re comfortable you and I explore if your past experiences are influencing patterns in your current life- either consciously or unconsciously
(951) 499-3696 View (951) 499-3696
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Lisa Corey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, SEP, LMFT
Verified Verified
Idyllwild, CA 92549  (Online Only)
My work is collaborative, focusing on what you identify as your goals in therapy. Whether you are seeking a supportive environment to process a minor life disturbance or a major life shift, I am available to help you navigate a course that best fits your goals. I offer a safe environment where we can explore your goals, process feelings and begin moving toward the changes you seek in yourself and your relationships. If you do not use insurance to pay for Therapy, a "Good Faith Estimate" will be provided to you.
My work is collaborative, focusing on what you identify as your goals in therapy. Whether you are seeking a supportive environment to process a minor life disturbance or a major life shift, I am available to help you navigate a course that best fits your goals. I offer a safe environment where we can explore your goals, process feelings and begin moving toward the changes you seek in yourself and your relationships. If you do not use insurance to pay for Therapy, a "Good Faith Estimate" will be provided to you.
(442) 281-8723 View (442) 281-8723
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Micha Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, ACC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Idyllwild, CA 92549
I believe we all possess what we need for wholeness, yet through a lot of self-help in the zeitgeist right now we’re asked to move the ground of our own being and follow formulas instead of trust the process & our intuition. Through our therapeutic relationship you bring your healing aptitude forward, and we establish a safe space where wounds, old stories, traumas, and any ways life has tamed you can be tended. The process of rewilding your soul and spirit and stepping into a new state of consciousness can be challenging and present with some pain and discomfort. I meet you lovingly, with an empowering & heart-centered approach.
I believe we all possess what we need for wholeness, yet through a lot of self-help in the zeitgeist right now we’re asked to move the ground of our own being and follow formulas instead of trust the process & our intuition. Through our therapeutic relationship you bring your healing aptitude forward, and we establish a safe space where wounds, old stories, traumas, and any ways life has tamed you can be tended. The process of rewilding your soul and spirit and stepping into a new state of consciousness can be challenging and present with some pain and discomfort. I meet you lovingly, with an empowering & heart-centered approach.
(213) 463-2972 View (213) 463-2972
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Jacqui Boles
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BC-TMH, ATR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Idyllwild, CA 92549  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
***Not currently accepting new clients*** "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"-Jon Kabat Zinn- In a time where we are hit with continuous stimuli, the waves of change seem to be moving faster than ever. Whether struggling with your health, confronting a cancer diagnosis or facing new challenges associated with aging and your sexual identity or relationships, I provide a nonjudgemental space to find tools to cope. Video counseling gives us the opportunity for me to join you on your couch, which can create more comfort and ease in forming a trusting therapeutic relationship.
***Not currently accepting new clients*** "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"-Jon Kabat Zinn- In a time where we are hit with continuous stimuli, the waves of change seem to be moving faster than ever. Whether struggling with your health, confronting a cancer diagnosis or facing new challenges associated with aging and your sexual identity or relationships, I provide a nonjudgemental space to find tools to cope. Video counseling gives us the opportunity for me to join you on your couch, which can create more comfort and ease in forming a trusting therapeutic relationship.
(760) 548-4085 View (760) 548-4085
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Cara Wilkerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Idyllwild, CA 92549
I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, avoidance, and disassociation with EMDR, Brainspotting, parts work approaches and animal assisted psychotherapies. My clients and I collaboratively identify their therapeutic goals and I give them options in approaches to meeting those goals each session. I encourage curiosity, compassion, self respect, and self love while exploring and processing the complexity of each individual. I am client centered and directed, and follow the client's changing needs throughout their healing process.
I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, avoidance, and disassociation with EMDR, Brainspotting, parts work approaches and animal assisted psychotherapies. My clients and I collaboratively identify their therapeutic goals and I give them options in approaches to meeting those goals each session. I encourage curiosity, compassion, self respect, and self love while exploring and processing the complexity of each individual. I am client centered and directed, and follow the client's changing needs throughout their healing process.
(760) 648-4466 View (760) 648-4466
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Erin Anne Burd
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
Idyllwild, CA 92549
Not accepting new clients
As we walk through life, we encounter tragedy, challenges, unexpected events, and try to decipher how to overcome obstacles we find on the way. We are not always able to do so ourselves, and I feel honored and blessed to be in a position to help others find the way back to their authentic self, the path of their own choosing, and thus increase the chance to live in celebration. I utilize an integrative and holistic approach to therapy, I work with each client in the development of their treatment goals. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment to process your experiences and challenges.
As we walk through life, we encounter tragedy, challenges, unexpected events, and try to decipher how to overcome obstacles we find on the way. We are not always able to do so ourselves, and I feel honored and blessed to be in a position to help others find the way back to their authentic self, the path of their own choosing, and thus increase the chance to live in celebration. I utilize an integrative and holistic approach to therapy, I work with each client in the development of their treatment goals. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment to process your experiences and challenges.
(951) 468-3049 View (951) 468-3049
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Robyn Winks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Idyllwild, CA 92549
My work as a therapist for the past 19 years has been focused on helping people uncover what is most authentic, naturally resourceful and vividly alive in each person. The stresses and traumas of living one's life can deaden our connection with ourselves and with those we love. Emotional suffering, isolation, addiction and crisis can be powerful gateways to a deeper foundation of self-acceptance, compassion and inner freedom. Learning to utilize proven tools for recognizing and transmuting pain into the ever deepening and changing experience of your life and relationships are the foundation of our work together.
My work as a therapist for the past 19 years has been focused on helping people uncover what is most authentic, naturally resourceful and vividly alive in each person. The stresses and traumas of living one's life can deaden our connection with ourselves and with those we love. Emotional suffering, isolation, addiction and crisis can be powerful gateways to a deeper foundation of self-acceptance, compassion and inner freedom. Learning to utilize proven tools for recognizing and transmuting pain into the ever deepening and changing experience of your life and relationships are the foundation of our work together.
(951) 325-4590 View (951) 325-4590
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Cynthia Ann Brooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SEP, CATC, IV
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Idyllwild, CA 92549
I work to help each individual find the beauty and grace in life. My hope is to help you find your true self through a variety of therapeutic techniques. I believe each human is unique and comes to therapy hoping to develop their potential and grow through the process. Through acceptance and mindfulness each individual can then approach life with curiosity and wonder. To heal the wounds of trauma I am trained in Somatic Experiencing and utilize this approach to channel one's innate system for growth and change.
I work to help each individual find the beauty and grace in life. My hope is to help you find your true self through a variety of therapeutic techniques. I believe each human is unique and comes to therapy hoping to develop their potential and grow through the process. Through acceptance and mindfulness each individual can then approach life with curiosity and wonder. To heal the wounds of trauma I am trained in Somatic Experiencing and utilize this approach to channel one's innate system for growth and change.
(949) 697-9226 View (949) 697-9226
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Julie Orlov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MAOL, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Idyllwild, CA 92549
My passion is people. I have worked with individuals, couples and families for over 25 years. I learned early on that whether you are having trouble getting out of bed in the morning or feel like you'll never have the love in your life that you want, feeling heard, understood, and accepted is what opens the door to your new life. So my goal is not to change you into someone that you're not. My goal is for you to understand, accept and love yourself for who you truly are. That is where your power lives.
My passion is people. I have worked with individuals, couples and families for over 25 years. I learned early on that whether you are having trouble getting out of bed in the morning or feel like you'll never have the love in your life that you want, feeling heard, understood, and accepted is what opens the door to your new life. So my goal is not to change you into someone that you're not. My goal is for you to understand, accept and love yourself for who you truly are. That is where your power lives.
(310) 773-4092 View (310) 773-4092
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Nancy Kaye Waite-O'Brien
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Idyllwild, CA 92549  (Online Only)
I most often work with with depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I help people in recovery from addiction find a satisfying life, work with those with more complicated mental health issues and also work with those with a history of trauma. My style is to work collaboratively with my clients. This means I help set reasonable and attainable goals for treatment.
I most often work with with depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I help people in recovery from addiction find a satisfying life, work with those with more complicated mental health issues and also work with those with a history of trauma. My style is to work collaboratively with my clients. This means I help set reasonable and attainable goals for treatment.
(442) 245-3574 View (442) 245-3574

More Therapists Nearby

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No Stresen Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mountain Center, CA 92561
Not accepting new clients
Your story matters and is unique to you. Psychotherapy is not a magic pill that makes everything perfect. There is no one-size fits all. Sharing your story, your pain, and your struggles allows for you to be heard and understood in a non-judgmental and confidential space. By understanding you and your experiences, changes can begin to occur that will improve your quality of life and well-being. I offer convenient Live Video Sessions to meet your schedule needs. California residents only. Check out my website for more info: https://nostresenranch.wixsite.com/nostresensolutions (Call to book, online booking not currently available)
Your story matters and is unique to you. Psychotherapy is not a magic pill that makes everything perfect. There is no one-size fits all. Sharing your story, your pain, and your struggles allows for you to be heard and understood in a non-judgmental and confidential space. By understanding you and your experiences, changes can begin to occur that will improve your quality of life and well-being. I offer convenient Live Video Sessions to meet your schedule needs. California residents only. Check out my website for more info: https://nostresenranch.wixsite.com/nostresensolutions (Call to book, online booking not currently available)
(951) 458-5729 View (951) 458-5729

Online Therapists

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Jennifer Schroeder
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Clemente, CA 92672
Hello, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with children, teens, and adult women. I have 15+ years of experience, specifically working with children, teens, families, parents, and women. I practice a version of PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) for behavioral issues for 2-8 year olds and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused CBT) for 4-16 yr olds recovering from trauma. I also offer DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) for teens and adults struggling with emotional instability and relational difficulties. I have additional training in theology from seminary for those looking for faith based/ spiritual direction.
Hello, I am a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in working with children, teens, and adult women. I have 15+ years of experience, specifically working with children, teens, families, parents, and women. I practice a version of PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) for behavioral issues for 2-8 year olds and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused CBT) for 4-16 yr olds recovering from trauma. I also offer DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) for teens and adults struggling with emotional instability and relational difficulties. I have additional training in theology from seminary for those looking for faith based/ spiritual direction.
(949) 779-6469 View (949) 779-6469
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Trinity Hart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, NTP
Verified Verified
Orange, CA 92868  (Online Only)
Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I am honored to provide mental health services for sensitive women who want to holistically address and resolve issues related to anxiety, depression, chronic pain, identity, vocation and purpose, life transitions, and self esteem so that they can identify what's not working, make some changes, and ultimately lead resilient, joyful, fulfilling lives.
Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I am honored to provide mental health services for sensitive women who want to holistically address and resolve issues related to anxiety, depression, chronic pain, identity, vocation and purpose, life transitions, and self esteem so that they can identify what's not working, make some changes, and ultimately lead resilient, joyful, fulfilling lives.
(657) 837-5487 View (657) 837-5487
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Serenipath Counseling and Wellness Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Redlands, CA 92373
We are a small group practice that prioritizes whole person care and believes that a positive therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in your healing process. Some of our specialty areas include therapy for: OCD and related anxiety disorders; trauma/ PTSD; child and adolescent mental health; women's issues; and family or other relationship issues.
We are a small group practice that prioritizes whole person care and believes that a positive therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in your healing process. Some of our specialty areas include therapy for: OCD and related anxiety disorders; trauma/ PTSD; child and adolescent mental health; women's issues; and family or other relationship issues.
(909) 646-4122 View (909) 646-4122
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Dena Galinato
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Temecula, CA 92592  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience in working with a diverse population of individuals, including those struggling with substance abuse, dual diagnoses, codependency, trauma, and other mental health issues. I consider myself to be an assertive and direct psychologist who prioritizes affective communication, healthy boundaries, and self-care. My ultimate goal is to help people gain the insight and coping skills necessary to live meaningful lives filled with a positive sense of self and healthy relationships.
I have extensive experience in working with a diverse population of individuals, including those struggling with substance abuse, dual diagnoses, codependency, trauma, and other mental health issues. I consider myself to be an assertive and direct psychologist who prioritizes affective communication, healthy boundaries, and self-care. My ultimate goal is to help people gain the insight and coping skills necessary to live meaningful lives filled with a positive sense of self and healthy relationships.
(951) 227-7871 View (951) 227-7871
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Emily Kirkbride
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660
If you find yourself overwhelmed, stressed, reactive, burdened or disconnected from yourself and others, you are in the right place. Maybe perfectionism and a harsh inner critic is keeping you from feeling comfortable in your body and relationships. Maybe you are turning toward food, media or substances to soothe yourself. If this is you, I can help you move toward healing. I help people navigate the complicated aspects of being human. My hope is that during our work together you will heal from past traumas, disconnection and pain and will leave your work with me feeling more secure, peaceful and clear about who you are.
If you find yourself overwhelmed, stressed, reactive, burdened or disconnected from yourself and others, you are in the right place. Maybe perfectionism and a harsh inner critic is keeping you from feeling comfortable in your body and relationships. Maybe you are turning toward food, media or substances to soothe yourself. If this is you, I can help you move toward healing. I help people navigate the complicated aspects of being human. My hope is that during our work together you will heal from past traumas, disconnection and pain and will leave your work with me feeling more secure, peaceful and clear about who you are.
(949) 519-4817 View (949) 519-4817
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Nathalie Vilca
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
Newport Beach, CA 92660  (Online Only)
As a First-gen Latina, I know all too well the courage it takes to recognize you might need counseling. This is why it is important when you do reach out for help; you have access to someone who can understand your cultural background. My passion and desire as a therapist are to work with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures who are often overlooked in the therapeutic setting.
As a First-gen Latina, I know all too well the courage it takes to recognize you might need counseling. This is why it is important when you do reach out for help; you have access to someone who can understand your cultural background. My passion and desire as a therapist are to work with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures who are often overlooked in the therapeutic setting.
(949) 978-0851 View (949) 978-0851
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Ady Benyishay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ontario, CA 91761  (Online Only)
My experience started in 2010 working as an intern in an inpatient facility for an eating disorder residential program for a about two years, from there I moved on to working as a therapist at a residential program treating adolescents with dual diagnosis. In the mean time I completed PsyD program and got my doctorate in clinical psychology.
My experience started in 2010 working as an intern in an inpatient facility for an eating disorder residential program for a about two years, from there I moved on to working as a therapist at a residential program treating adolescents with dual diagnosis. In the mean time I completed PsyD program and got my doctorate in clinical psychology.
(818) 532-5249 View (818) 532-5249
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Heather Kretschmar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fontana, CA 92334  (Online Only)
Everyone has times in life where they feel stuck, whether that be in a harmful relationship, an unfulfilling job, a shaming culture, or unbearable grief. No matter where you are in life, there is hope for growth, healing, and self-discovery. You do not have to go through your journey alone. I believe we were created to be in relationship with one another, and that is how growth happens. I would love to talk with you and see if I would be a good fit to join you on your journey toward freedom and fulfillment.
Everyone has times in life where they feel stuck, whether that be in a harmful relationship, an unfulfilling job, a shaming culture, or unbearable grief. No matter where you are in life, there is hope for growth, healing, and self-discovery. You do not have to go through your journey alone. I believe we were created to be in relationship with one another, and that is how growth happens. I would love to talk with you and see if I would be a good fit to join you on your journey toward freedom and fulfillment.
(626) 684-3521 View (626) 684-3521

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Number of Therapists in Idyllwild, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$162

Therapists in Idyllwild, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
91% Depression
91% Anxiety
91% Trauma and PTSD
91% Self Esteem
82% Grief
82% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

43% Blue Shield
43% Inland Empire Health Plan
29% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Idyllwild, CA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Idyllwild?

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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.