Therapists in Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA

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Dr. Alice Ayoung Phang
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90005  (Online Only)
Great to meet you! I'm Dr. Alice Phang and I am a Los Angeles based licensed psychologist. I am also currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. CedarSeoul Psychological Services helps teens and adults struggling with anxiety, emotional pain, and relationship problems understand their issues and create meaningful change. I provide individualized, holistic counseling, aiming to bring harmony to the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of your well-being.
Great to meet you! I'm Dr. Alice Phang and I am a Los Angeles based licensed psychologist. I am also currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. CedarSeoul Psychological Services helps teens and adults struggling with anxiety, emotional pain, and relationship problems understand their issues and create meaningful change. I provide individualized, holistic counseling, aiming to bring harmony to the physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual aspects of your well-being.
(323) 417-9859 View (323) 417-9859
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Christina A Castro
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
You feel broken and unlovable. You feel disconnected from yourself and your life. You have past experiences that you try to forget and you tell yourself that the past does not affect you- but that's not the truth. The truth is, you feel deep pain, hurt, and maybe shame and you are tired of pretending that you're fine. You just wake up and go through the same motions over and over again. Maybe things look great on the outside but on the inside you are struggling to feel anything or you are feeling everything all at once. Let me help you. I will guide you and support you as you process the past so that you can enjoy the present.
You feel broken and unlovable. You feel disconnected from yourself and your life. You have past experiences that you try to forget and you tell yourself that the past does not affect you- but that's not the truth. The truth is, you feel deep pain, hurt, and maybe shame and you are tired of pretending that you're fine. You just wake up and go through the same motions over and over again. Maybe things look great on the outside but on the inside you are struggling to feel anything or you are feeling everything all at once. Let me help you. I will guide you and support you as you process the past so that you can enjoy the present.
(424) 378-0939 View (424) 378-0939
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Eliza Warde
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90005
I am Eliza Warde, a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). I believe that you are the expert on You and through questions and observations, I can offer guidance in helping you achieve your goals. Areas of focus include depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, parenting, and competitive performance issues. My therapeutic approach can vary depending on the client. Client-centered therapy is a nondirective approach to therapy, focusing on maximizing the client's ability to find their own solutions with support from the therapist.
I am Eliza Warde, a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). I believe that you are the expert on You and through questions and observations, I can offer guidance in helping you achieve your goals. Areas of focus include depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, parenting, and competitive performance issues. My therapeutic approach can vary depending on the client. Client-centered therapy is a nondirective approach to therapy, focusing on maximizing the client's ability to find their own solutions with support from the therapist.
(323) 693-9768 View (323) 693-9768
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Jessica Vazquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90005  (Online Only)
Feelings, feelings, feelings. They can be complex painful, rewarding, and sometimes, confusing. Sometimes those feelings and emotions consume us, other times we avoid them either way; they affect us. In this space, I hope to help guide your understanding of what you are experiencing. To acknowledge triggers, and normalize some of your behaviors without excusing them. In all, my goal as a therapist is to create an environment where you feel listened too and important .
Feelings, feelings, feelings. They can be complex painful, rewarding, and sometimes, confusing. Sometimes those feelings and emotions consume us, other times we avoid them either way; they affect us. In this space, I hope to help guide your understanding of what you are experiencing. To acknowledge triggers, and normalize some of your behaviors without excusing them. In all, my goal as a therapist is to create an environment where you feel listened too and important .
(213) 568-1774 View (213) 568-1774
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Sarah Flam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90010
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 10 years of experience working with children, youth and families in therapeutic settings. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, trauma, abuse, and aging.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over 10 years of experience working with children, youth and families in therapeutic settings. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges, trauma, abuse, and aging.
(323) 375-2202 View (323) 375-2202
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Scott Tommey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90010
I work from a psychoanalytic perspective with children, adolescents, and adults struggling from a variety of issues, including difficulty with intimacy and relatedness, recognizing and expressing emotional needs, feelings of loneliness or emptiness, self-destructive or self sabotaging behaviors, or repeating painful life problems with little sense of control. Since children and adolescents have not yet fully developed the capacity to talk about their emotional experience, difficulties tend to show in their behaviors, such as opposition, defiance, poor grades, or turning to drugs. In my work with adults I offer individual or couples therapy in a safe and nonjudgemental atmosphere.
I work from a psychoanalytic perspective with children, adolescents, and adults struggling from a variety of issues, including difficulty with intimacy and relatedness, recognizing and expressing emotional needs, feelings of loneliness or emptiness, self-destructive or self sabotaging behaviors, or repeating painful life problems with little sense of control. Since children and adolescents have not yet fully developed the capacity to talk about their emotional experience, difficulties tend to show in their behaviors, such as opposition, defiance, poor grades, or turning to drugs. In my work with adults I offer individual or couples therapy in a safe and nonjudgemental atmosphere.
(310) 256-2808 View (310) 256-2808
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Nakju Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90020
My goal is to guide people restore their self-esteem as a competent individual, build a healthy relationship with others, especially with their spouse and children, and promote lasting change that brings them to feel loved, capable, and alive. It may be a long journey, but by the end of the journey I have seen people moving away from unhealthy vicious cycle of the past and creating more desirable relationships with each other.
My goal is to guide people restore their self-esteem as a competent individual, build a healthy relationship with others, especially with their spouse and children, and promote lasting change that brings them to feel loved, capable, and alive. It may be a long journey, but by the end of the journey I have seen people moving away from unhealthy vicious cycle of the past and creating more desirable relationships with each other.
(949) 309-5098 View (949) 309-5098
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Seon Park
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90020  (Online Only)
We all indeed face difficulties at some point in our lives. No one is exempt from these difficulties. Everyone needs assistance in overcoming these difficulties to be able to have a meaningful and successful life journey and to share the joy with others. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2005. Graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master's Degree in Psychology and Clinical Psychology.
We all indeed face difficulties at some point in our lives. No one is exempt from these difficulties. Everyone needs assistance in overcoming these difficulties to be able to have a meaningful and successful life journey and to share the joy with others. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2005. Graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master's Degree in Psychology and Clinical Psychology.
(323) 991-9927 View (323) 991-9927
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Zachary Alvarado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90043  (Online Only)
Have you been seeking professional therapy and have been having a hard time connecting with a Latino male clinician? Have you dealt with traumas alone and felt as though no one would understand your struggle? I help guarded people affected by trauma find their new sense of normalcy by helping them overcome guilt, depression, anxiety and grief. I am an LCSW with 5 years of clinical experience working in the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health outpatient programs, I engaged in South Los Angeles community homeless outreach as well as forensic/jail re-entry programs, and currently work as a Middle School Mental Health Therapist.
Have you been seeking professional therapy and have been having a hard time connecting with a Latino male clinician? Have you dealt with traumas alone and felt as though no one would understand your struggle? I help guarded people affected by trauma find their new sense of normalcy by helping them overcome guilt, depression, anxiety and grief. I am an LCSW with 5 years of clinical experience working in the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health outpatient programs, I engaged in South Los Angeles community homeless outreach as well as forensic/jail re-entry programs, and currently work as a Middle School Mental Health Therapist.
(310) 893-6580 View (310) 893-6580
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Leslie Saavedraramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90005
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, and I have been practicing for the last 9 years. I have extensive experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, trauma, addiction, grief and loss, relationship struggles, and difficult life transitions. My goal is to assist my clients in improving their lives by taking a holistic, client-centered, integrative approach that is culturally affirming. I strive to create a safe space that is collaborative, non-judgmental, and strength-based, which aids in promoting healing.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, and I have been practicing for the last 9 years. I have extensive experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, trauma, addiction, grief and loss, relationship struggles, and difficult life transitions. My goal is to assist my clients in improving their lives by taking a holistic, client-centered, integrative approach that is culturally affirming. I strive to create a safe space that is collaborative, non-judgmental, and strength-based, which aids in promoting healing.
(310) 564-0663 View (310) 564-0663
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Ahra (Esther) Ko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is often sought after a major life transition or stressor. However, there are myriad benefits to seeking support in the process of change or uncertainty. Perhaps you've noticed a shift in your mood, sleep, or appetite, or you've found yourself feeling tired and overwhelmed. If you wait until these symptoms exacerbate, they may compound with other complex issues that can become more difficult to resolve. Early intervention is essential.
Therapy is often sought after a major life transition or stressor. However, there are myriad benefits to seeking support in the process of change or uncertainty. Perhaps you've noticed a shift in your mood, sleep, or appetite, or you've found yourself feeling tired and overwhelmed. If you wait until these symptoms exacerbate, they may compound with other complex issues that can become more difficult to resolve. Early intervention is essential.
(213) 375-1716 View (213) 375-1716
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Maria Figueroa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Maria Figueroa, LCSW 118205 I am dedicated to empowering and supporting others reach their mental health goals through the use of a variety of evidence-based practices, a holistic approach, and humor. My focus areas of practice include anxiety, depression, adjustment and life transitions, self-esteem, stress, and trauma. My focus areas of practice include anxiety, depression, adjustment and life transitions, self-esteem, stress, and trauma.
Maria Figueroa, LCSW 118205 I am dedicated to empowering and supporting others reach their mental health goals through the use of a variety of evidence-based practices, a holistic approach, and humor. My focus areas of practice include anxiety, depression, adjustment and life transitions, self-esteem, stress, and trauma. My focus areas of practice include anxiety, depression, adjustment and life transitions, self-esteem, stress, and trauma.
(323) 677-2439 View (323) 677-2439
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Dr. Angelina Zarokian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90025  (Online Only)
I'm glad to see you've reached out for therapy! Taking this step indicates your commitment to seeking help and making positive changes. Many individuals feel a sense of relief simply from scheduling their initial appointment. Whether you're feeling stuck in your personal growth, experiencing a decrease in self-confidence and motivation, struggling to cope with recent losses or major life changes, feeling increasingly anxious, sad, or angry, facing more frequent arguments, or feeling dissatisfied in your important relationships, or if you're interested in self-exploration and enhancing your self-awareness, I'm here to support you!
I'm glad to see you've reached out for therapy! Taking this step indicates your commitment to seeking help and making positive changes. Many individuals feel a sense of relief simply from scheduling their initial appointment. Whether you're feeling stuck in your personal growth, experiencing a decrease in self-confidence and motivation, struggling to cope with recent losses or major life changes, feeling increasingly anxious, sad, or angry, facing more frequent arguments, or feeling dissatisfied in your important relationships, or if you're interested in self-exploration and enhancing your self-awareness, I'm here to support you!
(626) 681-4674 View (626) 681-4674
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Veronica D Swink-Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90005  (Online Only)
What's standing in the way of you having a healthy relationship? Relationships are challenging. Finding one and maintaining a healthy one can feel even tougher. Whether we didn’t learn the skills to do so or our past hurts are getting in the way, we often find ourselves stuck or unsure how to form lasting and meaningful relationships. Let’s work together to uncover unconscious beliefs holding you back and heal past traumas impacting your ability to love yourself and be content in your relationships. Together we can discover effective ways to express your inner most feelings, unmet needs, and rekindle love.
What's standing in the way of you having a healthy relationship? Relationships are challenging. Finding one and maintaining a healthy one can feel even tougher. Whether we didn’t learn the skills to do so or our past hurts are getting in the way, we often find ourselves stuck or unsure how to form lasting and meaningful relationships. Let’s work together to uncover unconscious beliefs holding you back and heal past traumas impacting your ability to love yourself and be content in your relationships. Together we can discover effective ways to express your inner most feelings, unmet needs, and rekindle love.
(310) 361-1498 View (310) 361-1498
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Edgar Fabián Frías
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MFA
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90020  (Online Only)
I believe that with the right support, people can transform their lives by forging their own paths, creating meaning, taking risks, healing past wounds, and boldly pursuing their dreams. As a counselor, I feel honored to walk alongside artists, musicians, performers, creatives, and other free spirits on their journeys toward fulfillment. My approach is to meet you where you are with warmth, empathy, and compassion. I seek to create a judgment-free environment where we can explore the stories, beliefs, and experiences that shape you. We will nurture your inner wisdom, strengthen your resilience, and remove obstacles holding you back.
I believe that with the right support, people can transform their lives by forging their own paths, creating meaning, taking risks, healing past wounds, and boldly pursuing their dreams. As a counselor, I feel honored to walk alongside artists, musicians, performers, creatives, and other free spirits on their journeys toward fulfillment. My approach is to meet you where you are with warmth, empathy, and compassion. I seek to create a judgment-free environment where we can explore the stories, beliefs, and experiences that shape you. We will nurture your inner wisdom, strengthen your resilience, and remove obstacles holding you back.
(323) 916-9025 View (323) 916-9025
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Anjna Champaneri - Expansive Therapy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90010
My aim is to create a caring therapeutic relationship with my clients that is founded in empathy, trust, and respect. Together we will create an open environment for brave and insightful explorations. I offer collaborative, client-centered therapy that supports the development of personal insights and practical coping skills to help people live with more joy and authenticity. As an immigrant, woman of color, and first generation college graduate, my approach is informed by a social justice lens, a commitment to equity and inclusion, and the desire to embolden and empower people and communities.
My aim is to create a caring therapeutic relationship with my clients that is founded in empathy, trust, and respect. Together we will create an open environment for brave and insightful explorations. I offer collaborative, client-centered therapy that supports the development of personal insights and practical coping skills to help people live with more joy and authenticity. As an immigrant, woman of color, and first generation college graduate, my approach is informed by a social justice lens, a commitment to equity and inclusion, and the desire to embolden and empower people and communities.
(310) 231-6598 View (310) 231-6598
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Lisa Tahir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90020  (Online Only)
I approach our first session with wanting to know exactly where you are and what you need today. This is because people usually book a therapy session while in some kind of emotional pain, or with a problem to solve. I assure you that you will feel more peaceful and calm with just one session, and you will leave knowing that you will be able to solve what is going on.
I approach our first session with wanting to know exactly where you are and what you need today. This is because people usually book a therapy session while in some kind of emotional pain, or with a problem to solve. I assure you that you will feel more peaceful and calm with just one session, and you will leave knowing that you will be able to solve what is going on.
(323) 940-6889 View (323) 940-6889
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APLA Health - David Geffen Center
Psychologist
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90005
We at APLA Health - David Geffen Center, located in Koreatown, 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 at APLA Health - David Geffen Center, located in Koreatown, 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.
(213) 263-4200 View (213) 263-4200
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Tina Kyung Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90020
It is daunting to decide to see a therapist, especially if you are not familiar with clinical treatment. Sometimes you need help uncovering thoughts and feelings regarding concerning matters. Are you so anxious, depressed, and angry that you feel overwhelmed? Or do you want to be a more social, confident, and positive individual? Each client is unique. The ultimate goal of therapy is to allow a client to learn about themselves in order to be more proactive and live the fullest life possible.
It is daunting to decide to see a therapist, especially if you are not familiar with clinical treatment. Sometimes you need help uncovering thoughts and feelings regarding concerning matters. Are you so anxious, depressed, and angry that you feel overwhelmed? Or do you want to be a more social, confident, and positive individual? Each client is unique. The ultimate goal of therapy is to allow a client to learn about themselves in order to be more proactive and live the fullest life possible.
(213) 985-3678 View (213) 985-3678
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Ju Hea Park
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, ASW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA 90010  (Online Only)
Is your anxiety disrupting your day to day life? Are you struggling with work, relationships, adjustment to life transitions, or cultural pressures? You may be struggling now, but you can live an authentic life beyond the struggle. You can learn to alleviate confusion and pain. You deserve a safe space to feel and express without inhibition. You deserve to feel heard and seen without fear of judgment and shame.
Is your anxiety disrupting your day to day life? Are you struggling with work, relationships, adjustment to life transitions, or cultural pressures? You may be struggling now, but you can live an authentic life beyond the struggle. You can learn to alleviate confusion and pain. You deserve a safe space to feel and express without inhibition. You deserve to feel heard and seen without fear of judgment and shame.
(323) 312-3640 View (323) 312-3640

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Number of Therapists in Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Optum

How Therapists in Wilshire Center, Los Angeles, CA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wilshire Center, 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.