Therapists in Marina Del Rey, CA

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Richard Emilio Paliani
Marriage & Family Therapist, EDM/MA, LMFT
Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Not accepting new clients
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. OLD CLIENTS, You Know What to do! . Semi-Retired, licensed in Oregon & California. Traveling and writing thru 2024. Thank-you, each of you, for trusting me with a part of your lives--it has been an honor and a privilege that I never took lightly. When I return to practice, I will resume working with clients who benefit from brief therapy such as hypnotherapy. I will continue to work with clients who were in long or short term therapies and were unsatisfied or traumatized by the experience. I will remain a patient-advocate for the States of CA, OR & WA. E-RTP: winter of 2024.
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. OLD CLIENTS, You Know What to do! . Semi-Retired, licensed in Oregon & California. Traveling and writing thru 2024. Thank-you, each of you, for trusting me with a part of your lives--it has been an honor and a privilege that I never took lightly. When I return to practice, I will resume working with clients who benefit from brief therapy such as hypnotherapy. I will continue to work with clients who were in long or short term therapies and were unsatisfied or traumatized by the experience. I will remain a patient-advocate for the States of CA, OR & WA. E-RTP: winter of 2024.
(424) 329-2042 View (424) 329-2042
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Carlos Alberto Protzel
Psychologist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
20+ years of clinical experience providing therapy. I have worked in many settings: these include private practice, schools, hospitals, community clinics, residential and rehabilitation centers. Awarded my Masters from Univ. of Michigan (MSW-1999) an my Doctorate in psychology (PsyD-2009) from CSPP. My approach to therapy is an integrative one, weaving together evidenced based theory and research, with a focus on human connection. I incorporate elements from multiple perspectives which will help us develop a deep understanding of your experiences, allow for emotional expression, and address problematic thinking and behavior
20+ years of clinical experience providing therapy. I have worked in many settings: these include private practice, schools, hospitals, community clinics, residential and rehabilitation centers. Awarded my Masters from Univ. of Michigan (MSW-1999) an my Doctorate in psychology (PsyD-2009) from CSPP. My approach to therapy is an integrative one, weaving together evidenced based theory and research, with a focus on human connection. I incorporate elements from multiple perspectives which will help us develop a deep understanding of your experiences, allow for emotional expression, and address problematic thinking and behavior
(323) 387-3909 View (323) 387-3909
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Adela Stone Couples Therapy & Neurodiverse Couples
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
I'm a COUPLES specialist: I help partners reconnect, stop ineffective communication patterns, heal emotional wounds and navigate mismatched values and desires. I also focus on NEURODIVERSE couples who may be facing some unique challenges due to their different neurology. It is important to view a partnership through this biological lens as opposed to focusing on external conflicts only. I believe that any couple deserves the chance to rebuild their relationship and to both give and receive love. I have seen that with the right guidance, people have the inner resources they need to transform: internally and in relationship.
I'm a COUPLES specialist: I help partners reconnect, stop ineffective communication patterns, heal emotional wounds and navigate mismatched values and desires. I also focus on NEURODIVERSE couples who may be facing some unique challenges due to their different neurology. It is important to view a partnership through this biological lens as opposed to focusing on external conflicts only. I believe that any couple deserves the chance to rebuild their relationship and to both give and receive love. I have seen that with the right guidance, people have the inner resources they need to transform: internally and in relationship.
(408) 418-2527 View (408) 418-2527
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Jordan Rhodes
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Everyone experiences challenges, and you do not have to face them alone. My focus is to create a welcoming and healing environment that resonates with your unique qualities to restore balance in your life. With this holistic approach to mental health, you are free to express yourself through the full range of your senses and imagination. If you have never considered yourself a "creative" person, holistic therapy can help you let go of the limits you have placed on your own potential. You have the answers within you, and I am committed to helping you find them.
Everyone experiences challenges, and you do not have to face them alone. My focus is to create a welcoming and healing environment that resonates with your unique qualities to restore balance in your life. With this holistic approach to mental health, you are free to express yourself through the full range of your senses and imagination. If you have never considered yourself a "creative" person, holistic therapy can help you let go of the limits you have placed on your own potential. You have the answers within you, and I am committed to helping you find them.
(310) 987-4876 View (310) 987-4876
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Lynne Virgil
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Let's find the life you were meant to live. If you are struggling with relationship issues, self-esteem, feeling out of control and dealing with anxiety, I am here to help you feel grounded, safe and to give you the support and even the coaching you need to find your potential. Let's challenge existing patterns that are no longer working for you. We can work together to identify and explore new ways to increase your self-awareness, confidence, and personal empowerment. If you have spiritual questions and yearnings, I can help you find your unique path in integrating authentic spirituality into your life.
Let's find the life you were meant to live. If you are struggling with relationship issues, self-esteem, feeling out of control and dealing with anxiety, I am here to help you feel grounded, safe and to give you the support and even the coaching you need to find your potential. Let's challenge existing patterns that are no longer working for you. We can work together to identify and explore new ways to increase your self-awareness, confidence, and personal empowerment. If you have spiritual questions and yearnings, I can help you find your unique path in integrating authentic spirituality into your life.
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Orlando Zuniga
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
People that usually work with me are typically feeling stuck, and at times are questioning their path. I have worked with many stressors for most of my career, in the capacity as an individual therapist, couples and family therapist, group facilitator, educator, coach, and consultant. Although I can work with most, I am a great match for those that identify as creative, cultured, empathic and sensitive. My therapeutic style is eclectic and pull from various modalities to provide support where needed. I am interactive and ask that my clients also work outside the therapy container. I provide legal psychedelic therapy part-time.
People that usually work with me are typically feeling stuck, and at times are questioning their path. I have worked with many stressors for most of my career, in the capacity as an individual therapist, couples and family therapist, group facilitator, educator, coach, and consultant. Although I can work with most, I am a great match for those that identify as creative, cultured, empathic and sensitive. My therapeutic style is eclectic and pull from various modalities to provide support where needed. I am interactive and ask that my clients also work outside the therapy container. I provide legal psychedelic therapy part-time.
(323) 675-2042 View (323) 675-2042
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Anais Munoz Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Not accepting new clients
Hello my name is Dr. Anais Munoz Kelly. People come to therapy for many reasons. You might have gone through something painful recently or perhaps you feel numb and don't know why. Life may have lost it's meaning. Yet there is another side of you that is willing to do the work it takes to understand your feelings and your experiences. Together we can sort this out and find new options. One helpful aspect about therapy is finding compassion for yourself and others.
Hello my name is Dr. Anais Munoz Kelly. People come to therapy for many reasons. You might have gone through something painful recently or perhaps you feel numb and don't know why. Life may have lost it's meaning. Yet there is another side of you that is willing to do the work it takes to understand your feelings and your experiences. Together we can sort this out and find new options. One helpful aspect about therapy is finding compassion for yourself and others.
(424) 336-9507 View (424) 336-9507
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Zach Resnick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
I imagine many of us can identify with what it is like to dismiss our painful emotions or tuck away our undesirable experiences. To carry the weight of past wounds or endure distressing concerns about the future. However your heart may ache, you have arrived here to what I would hope you can consider as an invitation. An invitation to enter a process of healing, empowerment, growth and becoming. I believe one of our greatest human needs is to be seen and understood. I hope that this process that we choose to begin can be an affirming and collaborative one in which we tend to your goals together.
I imagine many of us can identify with what it is like to dismiss our painful emotions or tuck away our undesirable experiences. To carry the weight of past wounds or endure distressing concerns about the future. However your heart may ache, you have arrived here to what I would hope you can consider as an invitation. An invitation to enter a process of healing, empowerment, growth and becoming. I believe one of our greatest human needs is to be seen and understood. I hope that this process that we choose to begin can be an affirming and collaborative one in which we tend to your goals together.
(424) 785-2269 View (424) 785-2269
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Sondra Stowe
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
I'm a Licensed Professional ClinicaI Counselor in California, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I currently live in CA but lived in NY for 23 years, where I received my last 2 Master's degrees. I have worked with all ages from 5-Adult, in a variety of settings, including a mental health center in NY, a school in the South Bronx, and homeless people in New York City and Rockland County, NY.
I'm a Licensed Professional ClinicaI Counselor in California, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I currently live in CA but lived in NY for 23 years, where I received my last 2 Master's degrees. I have worked with all ages from 5-Adult, in a variety of settings, including a mental health center in NY, a school in the South Bronx, and homeless people in New York City and Rockland County, NY.
(628) 200-3688 View (628) 200-3688
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Karen Elaine Petren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with teens and families...and I love it! With a little help, you and your son or daughter can greatly improve your relationship. Your home life can be more harmonious. You can communicate better. I also work closely with people of all ages who suffer with OCD and I have been trained in ERP (exposure response prevention), the gold standard for OCD treatment. I also work with adults with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and relationship issues, as well as women going through divorce or career changes.
I specialize in working with teens and families...and I love it! With a little help, you and your son or daughter can greatly improve your relationship. Your home life can be more harmonious. You can communicate better. I also work closely with people of all ages who suffer with OCD and I have been trained in ERP (exposure response prevention), the gold standard for OCD treatment. I also work with adults with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and relationship issues, as well as women going through divorce or career changes.
(310) 928-9339 View (310) 928-9339
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Margaret Lauren
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
I provide a safe place for individuals, couples, and families to deal with their relationship, career, and other issues, as well as with the anxiety, depression and anger that often accompany them.
I provide a safe place for individuals, couples, and families to deal with their relationship, career, and other issues, as well as with the anxiety, depression and anger that often accompany them.
(424) 210-5385 View (424) 210-5385
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Leanne R. Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Do you find yourself struggling to make decisions? Perhaps you feel like you keep repeating the same mistakes, or you may just desire some form of relief from your thoughts and/or feelings? Life can be complicated and sometimes working with a therapist can help. Hi! My name is Dr. Leanne Miller and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California and New York. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, adults, and couples. My goal is to meet the client where they are at emotionally in order to build a strong, trusting relationship in a safe and judgment free environment.
Do you find yourself struggling to make decisions? Perhaps you feel like you keep repeating the same mistakes, or you may just desire some form of relief from your thoughts and/or feelings? Life can be complicated and sometimes working with a therapist can help. Hi! My name is Dr. Leanne Miller and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in both California and New York. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, adults, and couples. My goal is to meet the client where they are at emotionally in order to build a strong, trusting relationship in a safe and judgment free environment.
(424) 264-2203 View (424) 264-2203
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Debra Schmid
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Debra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing since 2013. She graduated from University of Riverside and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in History. Debra went on to receive her Master of Sciences in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from the University of La Verne. Debra's therapeutic style is a combination of person-centered, eclectic and CBT as the primary theoretic orientations.
Debra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing since 2013. She graduated from University of Riverside and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in History. Debra went on to receive her Master of Sciences in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from the University of La Verne. Debra's therapeutic style is a combination of person-centered, eclectic and CBT as the primary theoretic orientations.
(424) 955-6566 View (424) 955-6566
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Tejal Yarmand
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
I work with people struggling to change and make sense of one or more aspects of their lives. Going to therapy is difficult work, I encourage you to interview therapists and to find someone you feel a connection with so you can make the most of your experience. For more information and links, please visit my website www.healthyandhealing.com
I work with people struggling to change and make sense of one or more aspects of their lives. Going to therapy is difficult work, I encourage you to interview therapists and to find someone you feel a connection with so you can make the most of your experience. For more information and links, please visit my website www.healthyandhealing.com
(424) 570-2258 View (424) 570-2258
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Marie Freschl
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
Life continuously moves in all directions and can often impact the space we are in. Whether it is complex issues that have built up for several years, or a brief problem that has temporarily become a part of your life, I hope to empower you through your journey in finding hope and healing.
Life continuously moves in all directions and can often impact the space we are in. Whether it is complex issues that have built up for several years, or a brief problem that has temporarily become a part of your life, I hope to empower you through your journey in finding hope and healing.
(424) 305-1297 View (424) 305-1297
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Meredith Edwards
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Life's shadows and waves come in many different forms. You might try to run, fight, avoid, or make it make sense to find relief and stability. You may have found ways to cope and survive that worked for you in the past but don't anymore. Waves might come in the form of emotional overwhelm, fear of abandonment or rejection, toxic shame or guilt, chronic pain or grief, or debilitating anxiety that keeps you from joy and rest. You may understand the "why," but your nervous system still responds in a way that prevents you from living the life you deserve. You want to feel secure and worthy in your mind and body from the inside out.
Life's shadows and waves come in many different forms. You might try to run, fight, avoid, or make it make sense to find relief and stability. You may have found ways to cope and survive that worked for you in the past but don't anymore. Waves might come in the form of emotional overwhelm, fear of abandonment or rejection, toxic shame or guilt, chronic pain or grief, or debilitating anxiety that keeps you from joy and rest. You may understand the "why," but your nervous system still responds in a way that prevents you from living the life you deserve. You want to feel secure and worthy in your mind and body from the inside out.
(310) 929-6807 View (310) 929-6807
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Lucyna Iga Gaj
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
I work with individual clients as well as couples and families. Many of my clients desire to find a better way to cope with problems, resolve conflicts and improve their interpersonal communication skills. Working with clients who look for help coping with work pressures, with finding balance between professional and family life, I often rely on my previous corporate experience in international public relations and marketing. I view my role as providing guidance and support on your journey to greater self confidence in resolving conflicts both internal and interpersonal, in improving emotional and overall wellbeing.
I work with individual clients as well as couples and families. Many of my clients desire to find a better way to cope with problems, resolve conflicts and improve their interpersonal communication skills. Working with clients who look for help coping with work pressures, with finding balance between professional and family life, I often rely on my previous corporate experience in international public relations and marketing. I view my role as providing guidance and support on your journey to greater self confidence in resolving conflicts both internal and interpersonal, in improving emotional and overall wellbeing.
(424) 254-0872 View (424) 254-0872
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Nami Nocifera, Individual & Group Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Waitlist for new clients
Afraid that you've lost your old self and are becoming a person that you do not want to be? Wondering, "Why can't I just be happy?" Don't give up! It is tough navigating all the self-critical thoughts that show up when we are trying to do our best. Although we are not taught to show kindness to ourselves-- mindful self-compassion counteracts the barrage of judgment that we inflict inwardly. This process is crucial our overall well-being. Join our self-compassion group and let us help you find your ability to fully experience a meaningful, rich and vital life.
Afraid that you've lost your old self and are becoming a person that you do not want to be? Wondering, "Why can't I just be happy?" Don't give up! It is tough navigating all the self-critical thoughts that show up when we are trying to do our best. Although we are not taught to show kindness to ourselves-- mindful self-compassion counteracts the barrage of judgment that we inflict inwardly. This process is crucial our overall well-being. Join our self-compassion group and let us help you find your ability to fully experience a meaningful, rich and vital life.
(805) 322-7576 View (805) 322-7576
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Sarah Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  (Online Only)
I provide psychotherapy to young adults, adults, and couples facing various mental health struggles and life stressors. I am passionate about working with clients from all different cultural backgrounds and I specifically specialize in treating anxiety, mood disorders, trauma symptoms, and relationship and attachment issues.
I provide psychotherapy to young adults, adults, and couples facing various mental health struggles and life stressors. I am passionate about working with clients from all different cultural backgrounds and I specifically specialize in treating anxiety, mood disorders, trauma symptoms, and relationship and attachment issues.
(310) 361-3991 View (310) 361-3991
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Sheldra Grey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, AMFT
Verified
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Another fight ­– more shouting, stomping, and slamming doors. You don’t get it. Your parents say they want you to act like an adult, but then they treat you like a child. Make it make sense! If only they understood what you’re going through. The pressure comes from all sides – parents, teachers, social media, and friends. It’s like everyone has something to criticize you for; “Your grades aren’t good enough,” “You’ll never get into college,” “You’re not as pretty as the other girls.” Meanwhile, you’re trying your best, and their negativity just makes you feel more discouraged. You wish there were someone to help you through this.
Another fight ­– more shouting, stomping, and slamming doors. You don’t get it. Your parents say they want you to act like an adult, but then they treat you like a child. Make it make sense! If only they understood what you’re going through. The pressure comes from all sides – parents, teachers, social media, and friends. It’s like everyone has something to criticize you for; “Your grades aren’t good enough,” “You’ll never get into college,” “You’re not as pretty as the other girls.” Meanwhile, you’re trying your best, and their negativity just makes you feel more discouraged. You wish there were someone to help you through this.
(424) 855-0336 View (424) 855-0336

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Number of Therapists in Marina Del Rey, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Marina Del Rey, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
87% Depression
77% Self Esteem
73% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aetna
46% Cigna and Evernorth
42% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Marina Del Rey, CA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Marina Del Rey?

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.