Therapists in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA

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Breea Wainwright
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C, IFMHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90008  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in perinatal mental health and family psychotherapy. My passion is working with black women who are having a challenging time during their pregnancy or after giving birth (pre/postpartum). Bringing a child into this world is both an exciting and yet life changing experience that is filled with many different emotions such as joy, sadness, anger, hurt, anxiety..etc. I also have experience working with adults with a wide range of concerns including perinatal/postpartum, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, parenting issues, separation, and grief/loss.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in perinatal mental health and family psychotherapy. My passion is working with black women who are having a challenging time during their pregnancy or after giving birth (pre/postpartum). Bringing a child into this world is both an exciting and yet life changing experience that is filled with many different emotions such as joy, sadness, anger, hurt, anxiety..etc. I also have experience working with adults with a wide range of concerns including perinatal/postpartum, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, parenting issues, separation, and grief/loss.
(415) 965-7568 View (415) 965-7568
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Beyond Cancer LA
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90034
As a cancer survivor myself, I know first hand how scary the "C" word is. As a result of cancer treatments, often times people develop mild to severe forms of depression, anxiety, "scanxiety," and post-traumatic stress disorder. Many people experience symptoms during treatment while others are symptomatic only after they are in full remission. My practice treats fellow warriors and their families that are navigating the cancer process, survivors trying to figure out their “new normal”, individuals in remission for years but are still processing the events that once happened, and those currently experiencing metastasized cancers.
As a cancer survivor myself, I know first hand how scary the "C" word is. As a result of cancer treatments, often times people develop mild to severe forms of depression, anxiety, "scanxiety," and post-traumatic stress disorder. Many people experience symptoms during treatment while others are symptomatic only after they are in full remission. My practice treats fellow warriors and their families that are navigating the cancer process, survivors trying to figure out their “new normal”, individuals in remission for years but are still processing the events that once happened, and those currently experiencing metastasized cancers.
(424) 296-1732 View (424) 296-1732
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Melanie Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90016
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I’ve worked in the mental health field in both a hospital and government setting for the past 14 years. I consider it a privilege to work with clients in helping them reach their goals in treatment. Life can be overwhelming for a number of reasons and it's natural to seek help to find clarity and stability. Using Solution Focused Therapy I can help you work through a crisis and better understand your feelings amid struggle. The journey can be hard and very emotional, but it is worth the time and energy you put in.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I’ve worked in the mental health field in both a hospital and government setting for the past 14 years. I consider it a privilege to work with clients in helping them reach their goals in treatment. Life can be overwhelming for a number of reasons and it's natural to seek help to find clarity and stability. Using Solution Focused Therapy I can help you work through a crisis and better understand your feelings amid struggle. The journey can be hard and very emotional, but it is worth the time and energy you put in.
(650) 977-1716 View (650) 977-1716
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AmonRa Therapy Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90008  (Online Only)
Welcome to AmonRa Therapy Practice! Peace and Blessings to on you this day! My name is Samantha and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has had the privilege to serve in the area of Community Mental Health for over 15+ years in the Los Angeles area.
Welcome to AmonRa Therapy Practice! Peace and Blessings to on you this day! My name is Samantha and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has had the privilege to serve in the area of Community Mental Health for over 15+ years in the Los Angeles area.
(323) 375-2918 View (323) 375-2918
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Lara Zaghikian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90008
My name is Lara Zaghikian, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Los Angeles, California and am working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, bereavement, crisis intervention, and postpartum depression.
My name is Lara Zaghikian, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Los Angeles, California and am working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress, bereavement, crisis intervention, and postpartum depression.
(323) 685-4515 View (323) 685-4515
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Megan Stanley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself trying to make everyone around you happy, even if that means you go unseen? You worry people won’t like you if you don’t get everything just right and even still you never feel appreciated for everything you do. And when someone does recognize your efforts? You hide from the spotlight, protesting that it wasn’t a big deal anyway. Everytime you put the work in or try something new, that nagging voice says “not good enough, try harder”, so you stay in your comfort zone. Turns out, the comfort zone isn’t very comfortable. Other people say you seem so put together, but when you look around, all you see is failure.
Do you find yourself trying to make everyone around you happy, even if that means you go unseen? You worry people won’t like you if you don’t get everything just right and even still you never feel appreciated for everything you do. And when someone does recognize your efforts? You hide from the spotlight, protesting that it wasn’t a big deal anyway. Everytime you put the work in or try something new, that nagging voice says “not good enough, try harder”, so you stay in your comfort zone. Turns out, the comfort zone isn’t very comfortable. Other people say you seem so put together, but when you look around, all you see is failure.
(424) 370-1749 View (424) 370-1749
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Diamond Lee
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
My name is Diamond and I am an associate therapist who specializes in helping Black women navigate issues related to relationships, perinatal mental health, self-esteem, career, race-based stress, depression, and anxiety. I am on a mission to guide my clients from repression to liberation and authenticity. Drawing inspiration from my own transformative journey, my goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, empathetic environment where I collaborate with my clients to create the space for change through problem-solving, growth, and introspection.
My name is Diamond and I am an associate therapist who specializes in helping Black women navigate issues related to relationships, perinatal mental health, self-esteem, career, race-based stress, depression, and anxiety. I am on a mission to guide my clients from repression to liberation and authenticity. Drawing inspiration from my own transformative journey, my goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, empathetic environment where I collaborate with my clients to create the space for change through problem-solving, growth, and introspection.
(424) 321-8437 View (424) 321-8437
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Valynn Anderson-Kendrick
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
We each have innate abilities to survive and thrive through the waves of time. To achieve a balanced life by developing ways to tap into your inner strengths and the raw power of speaking what you need out loud. I can help you allow yourself permission to be truly present in life and start the next chapter in your journey.
We each have innate abilities to survive and thrive through the waves of time. To achieve a balanced life by developing ways to tap into your inner strengths and the raw power of speaking what you need out loud. I can help you allow yourself permission to be truly present in life and start the next chapter in your journey.
(310) 906-4148 View (310) 906-4148
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Genia Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Faced with the demands of modern life, it is easy to feel disconnected and resigned in the areas of life that matter most to us. Unexpected events that may be regarded as “interruptions” in life can exhaust our current coping skills and lead to overwhelming emotions like anxiety, depression and grief; inner and interpersonal conflicts, and loss of normal functioning. Restoring your life to one of health, vitality, and a connection to the things that matter most to you, starts with the relationship you have with yourself.
Faced with the demands of modern life, it is easy to feel disconnected and resigned in the areas of life that matter most to us. Unexpected events that may be regarded as “interruptions” in life can exhaust our current coping skills and lead to overwhelming emotions like anxiety, depression and grief; inner and interpersonal conflicts, and loss of normal functioning. Restoring your life to one of health, vitality, and a connection to the things that matter most to you, starts with the relationship you have with yourself.
(424) 252-3234 View (424) 252-3234
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Anthony Sykes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90008
You feel like you carry the weight of the world because you do. Too much work, or not enough. Relationship issues, or none at all. Interaction with family, blended and extended, parenting, you name it. Life is amazing, but at times it can be amazingly hard. Bring it all in. Let's unpack it and see how you can better manage the load.
You feel like you carry the weight of the world because you do. Too much work, or not enough. Relationship issues, or none at all. Interaction with family, blended and extended, parenting, you name it. Life is amazing, but at times it can be amazingly hard. Bring it all in. Let's unpack it and see how you can better manage the load.
(323) 218-0308 View (323) 218-0308
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Marion Shavonn West
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90008  (Online Only)
Marion S. West LMFT with specialty in African American Family Studies. Has a background in Christian Faith based Counseling, practicing in California with 10 years of professional work experience. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Be transformed & renew your mind.
Marion S. West LMFT with specialty in African American Family Studies. Has a background in Christian Faith based Counseling, practicing in California with 10 years of professional work experience. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Be transformed & renew your mind.
(323) 990-7078 View (323) 990-7078
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Angela Gordon-Nichols
Psychological Associate
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90008  (Online Only)
Thank you for having the courage to reach out for help. As a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience as a social worker, counselor, Doula and teacher, I have created an extraordinary toolbox of methods to support the unique needs of Black Women and those of color, to heal in various areas of their lives. My expertise lies in facilitating evidence-based, therapeutic methods to address the following: Trauma-PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Post-partum Depression).
Thank you for having the courage to reach out for help. As a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience as a social worker, counselor, Doula and teacher, I have created an extraordinary toolbox of methods to support the unique needs of Black Women and those of color, to heal in various areas of their lives. My expertise lies in facilitating evidence-based, therapeutic methods to address the following: Trauma-PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (Post-partum Depression).
(442) 777-6898 View (442) 777-6898
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Leeza Legg
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90016  (Online Only)
The pursuit of stability in a chaotic world is a fluctuating journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. It calls for embracing the present moment and focusing on what we can control amidst the uncontrollable. I work collaboratively with clients on their journeys of self-discovery and growth by helping them learn to navigate personal transitions, feelings of anxiety, depression and self doubt. I am particularly passionate about serving and validating the experiences of clients who feel marginalized due to identities surrounding sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, neurodiversity, and more.
The pursuit of stability in a chaotic world is a fluctuating journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. It calls for embracing the present moment and focusing on what we can control amidst the uncontrollable. I work collaboratively with clients on their journeys of self-discovery and growth by helping them learn to navigate personal transitions, feelings of anxiety, depression and self doubt. I am particularly passionate about serving and validating the experiences of clients who feel marginalized due to identities surrounding sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, neurodiversity, and more.
(323) 641-4823 View (323) 641-4823
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Jay I Rosenthal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90008
This right now, finding a therapist, is probably not fun, in fact, it may be a very uncomfortable experience. Hopefully right now is the most difficult part on this path. If you are already browsing therapists then it would seem you're at least contemplating some kind of transformation. Change does not have to be scary, it can also be relieving, rewarding, and a source of achievement. I believe personal growth is for everyone, no matter where you are in your life. Whether you identified a problem, struggle in a relationship, or just want to experience therapy, I'm here.
This right now, finding a therapist, is probably not fun, in fact, it may be a very uncomfortable experience. Hopefully right now is the most difficult part on this path. If you are already browsing therapists then it would seem you're at least contemplating some kind of transformation. Change does not have to be scary, it can also be relieving, rewarding, and a source of achievement. I believe personal growth is for everyone, no matter where you are in your life. Whether you identified a problem, struggle in a relationship, or just want to experience therapy, I'm here.
(213) 486-3254 View (213) 486-3254
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Colleen Riedell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90008
My name is Colleen Riedell, and I am a marriage and family therapist and I’ve been in practice for over 20 years. I see therapy as an opportunity to have a compassionate ear to listen to and support exploring things you want to change or struggle with. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and the concepts of attachment, addiction, and trauma recovery. I work with couples and individuals. I treat folks struggling with relationship issues, and mood disorders including depression and anxiety, trauma and addiction, and family dysfunction.
My name is Colleen Riedell, and I am a marriage and family therapist and I’ve been in practice for over 20 years. I see therapy as an opportunity to have a compassionate ear to listen to and support exploring things you want to change or struggle with. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and the concepts of attachment, addiction, and trauma recovery. I work with couples and individuals. I treat folks struggling with relationship issues, and mood disorders including depression and anxiety, trauma and addiction, and family dysfunction.
(323) 973-2289 View (323) 973-2289
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Laura Chiara Schierholz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90008
There are times in our lives in which we need help from professionals to reflect, and guide us in our journey towards succeeding in our goals. Together, as a team, we will find a strength based approach in a non judgmental space.
There are times in our lives in which we need help from professionals to reflect, and guide us in our journey towards succeeding in our goals. Together, as a team, we will find a strength based approach in a non judgmental space.
(323) 736-4096 View (323) 736-4096
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APLA Health - Gleicher/Chen Health Center
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90016
We at APLA Health - Gleicher/Chen Health Center are dedicated to serving our community, and we make working with individuals of all backgrounds part of our mission. We are here to help, whether you're completely committed to change or you're struggling with the idea. We provide medical, dental, and behavioral health care all within the same clinic. In addition to primary care, we offer sexual health testing and treatment, HIV/AIDs care, and medical interventions for the trans community. We also have a team of substance abuse and prevention specialists at this location.
We at APLA Health - Gleicher/Chen Health Center are dedicated to serving our community, and we make working with individuals of all backgrounds part of our mission. We are here to help, whether you're completely committed to change or you're struggling with the idea. We provide medical, dental, and behavioral health care all within the same clinic. In addition to primary care, we offer sexual health testing and treatment, HIV/AIDs care, and medical interventions for the trans community. We also have a team of substance abuse and prevention specialists at this location.
(323) 612-0729 View (323) 612-0729
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TD Wellness Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Dr. Teri D. Davis is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of offering evidence- based treatments for a wide-range of mental health concerns including anxiety, PTSD, depression, as well as sexual trauma and relationship issues. She specializes in treating these conditions in women, including women of color and military populations with formal training in women Veterans and military-related mental health care. Let's heal together! *****Clinical Supervision for master's (starting January/2020 )and doctoral level students needing supervised hours for professional licensure.
Dr. Teri D. Davis is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of offering evidence- based treatments for a wide-range of mental health concerns including anxiety, PTSD, depression, as well as sexual trauma and relationship issues. She specializes in treating these conditions in women, including women of color and military populations with formal training in women Veterans and military-related mental health care. Let's heal together! *****Clinical Supervision for master's (starting January/2020 )and doctoral level students needing supervised hours for professional licensure.
(424) 321-6237 View (424) 321-6237
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Kerra Strum
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90008  (Online Only)
Hi there, and welcome! I'm Kerra, and I am a Licensed Psychotherapist. I want to thank you for taking the courageous first step toward becoming a better you! If you often feel stuck, overwhelmed, down or anxious about your career, life goals and personal growth journey, then I am here to assist. My priority is to provide a safe and judgement free space for you to speak your truth, explore what's important to you, and build a life that feels right and meaningful for you!
Hi there, and welcome! I'm Kerra, and I am a Licensed Psychotherapist. I want to thank you for taking the courageous first step toward becoming a better you! If you often feel stuck, overwhelmed, down or anxious about your career, life goals and personal growth journey, then I am here to assist. My priority is to provide a safe and judgement free space for you to speak your truth, explore what's important to you, and build a life that feels right and meaningful for you!
(443) 843-0701 View (443) 843-0701
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Robin Span
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA 90008
My name is Robin Span and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW 94675. I have 17+ years of experience within the mental health field. My primary experience is working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, and adjustment disorders. I'm very passionate about my work and find it rewarding. I'm committed to providing you with unwavering support as you navigate through life circumstances. My style is eclectic, employing various modalities which will best meet the needs of the client. I primarily utilize CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and Solution-Focused. I'd like to also add that I'm DBT informed.
My name is Robin Span and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW 94675. I have 17+ years of experience within the mental health field. My primary experience is working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, and adjustment disorders. I'm very passionate about my work and find it rewarding. I'm committed to providing you with unwavering support as you navigate through life circumstances. My style is eclectic, employing various modalities which will best meet the needs of the client. I primarily utilize CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and Solution-Focused. I'd like to also add that I'm DBT informed.
(323) 639-5082 View (323) 639-5082

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Number of Therapists in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA

90+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
82% Depression
78% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
63% Stress
58% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
86% Cigna and Evernorth
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Crenshaw, Los Angeles?

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.