Therapists in Monterey, CA

Photo of Rebel Hearts Counseling, Inc, Marriage & Family Therapist in Monterey, CA
Rebel Hearts Counseling, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAADC
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
I have openings! By using therapy, we can explain the conditions that need changing, prioritize your goals that can take you to meaningful in your life. This involves your ability to self-reflect, build on action activities, tis you towards your desired outcome. If you can design and collaborate, then a plan can be made to achieve your goals. For instance, some clients use therapy to expand their coping skills to communicate better or practice skills to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, or use therapy to identify their roles in relationships, careers, hobbies that turn into purpose. Reach out for a free consultation.
I have openings! By using therapy, we can explain the conditions that need changing, prioritize your goals that can take you to meaningful in your life. This involves your ability to self-reflect, build on action activities, tis you towards your desired outcome. If you can design and collaborate, then a plan can be made to achieve your goals. For instance, some clients use therapy to expand their coping skills to communicate better or practice skills to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, or use therapy to identify their roles in relationships, careers, hobbies that turn into purpose. Reach out for a free consultation.
(831) 249-0658 View (831) 249-0658
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Lisa Wyatt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940  (Online Only)
If you're here, it's likely because you're feeling confused or torn up about how to handle some part of your life, and it's affecting you in a way you wish it wasn't. I want to help you get past that, and get to a place where you're feeling more confident about your ability to manage the difficult situations you come across, whether it's with your family, in your relationships, or at work.
If you're here, it's likely because you're feeling confused or torn up about how to handle some part of your life, and it's affecting you in a way you wish it wasn't. I want to help you get past that, and get to a place where you're feeling more confident about your ability to manage the difficult situations you come across, whether it's with your family, in your relationships, or at work.
(831) 432-9851 View (831) 432-9851
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Alcala Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93942  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in this profession for over 14 years. My experience has been working with children, teens, and adults from different socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicities. I feel passionate about providing support to help navigate imposter syndrome, first-generation challenges, stress management, work-life balance, and career issues. I have extensive experience working with clients facing anxiety, depression, trauma, and parenting. I specialize in providing culturally competent and solution-focused psychotherapy. I am also a Certified Yoga Teacher and I implement yoga with my clients.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in this profession for over 14 years. My experience has been working with children, teens, and adults from different socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicities. I feel passionate about providing support to help navigate imposter syndrome, first-generation challenges, stress management, work-life balance, and career issues. I have extensive experience working with clients facing anxiety, depression, trauma, and parenting. I specialize in providing culturally competent and solution-focused psychotherapy. I am also a Certified Yoga Teacher and I implement yoga with my clients.
(831) 851-1210 View (831) 851-1210
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Jennifer McKay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monterey, CA 93940
Welcome! I want to commend you on taking the first step toward getting to a healthier version of yourself. I look forward to working together in a safe place free from judgment, life's busyness, isolation, past trauma, and overall stress. My background is vast. My goal is to help you build an amazing set of skills to navigate through life. I believe we all have a divine purpose. Sometimes we just need a trained assistant. I am passionate about helping you on your way to more joy!
Welcome! I want to commend you on taking the first step toward getting to a healthier version of yourself. I look forward to working together in a safe place free from judgment, life's busyness, isolation, past trauma, and overall stress. My background is vast. My goal is to help you build an amazing set of skills to navigate through life. I believe we all have a divine purpose. Sometimes we just need a trained assistant. I am passionate about helping you on your way to more joy!
(831) 246-9228 View (831) 246-9228
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Kirsten Yackley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monterey, CA 93940
Welcome! I work with individual adults and adolescents who are feeling stuck and desiring some sort of shift in their lives. This can look like a a life transition (going to college, career change, etc), relationship with yourself (the way you view and treat yourself), or shifting your overall mood (anxiety, depression, trauma). I aim to be a partner in change, rather than the expert on your life. I help people understand why they do the things they do by exploring how their past impacts their present day functioning. I offer tools for you to use in the present moment while we are gaining awareness of your patterns.
Welcome! I work with individual adults and adolescents who are feeling stuck and desiring some sort of shift in their lives. This can look like a a life transition (going to college, career change, etc), relationship with yourself (the way you view and treat yourself), or shifting your overall mood (anxiety, depression, trauma). I aim to be a partner in change, rather than the expert on your life. I help people understand why they do the things they do by exploring how their past impacts their present day functioning. I offer tools for you to use in the present moment while we are gaining awareness of your patterns.
(831) 249-2182 View (831) 249-2182
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Leane Genstler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
There are times in life when our paths lead us off course and we find ourselves struggling with serious issues like negativity, depression, worry, anxiety, interpersonal relational issues, difficulty with co-workers or unfulfilling marriages. Some of us struggle with unresolved trauma from our past, leaving us feeling distant, disconnected and alone. No matter how difficult your current situation seems, I believe that it is always possible to get back on track and feel better. In my years specializing in domestic violence, eating disorders and trauma related therapy, I have helped individuals, couples and families overcome multiple obstacles.
There are times in life when our paths lead us off course and we find ourselves struggling with serious issues like negativity, depression, worry, anxiety, interpersonal relational issues, difficulty with co-workers or unfulfilling marriages. Some of us struggle with unresolved trauma from our past, leaving us feeling distant, disconnected and alone. No matter how difficult your current situation seems, I believe that it is always possible to get back on track and feel better. In my years specializing in domestic violence, eating disorders and trauma related therapy, I have helped individuals, couples and families overcome multiple obstacles.
(831) 679-3819 View (831) 679-3819
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Samantha Young
Counselor, MS, LPCC, CEDS, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate and driven regarding helping individuals to become their most authentic self through caring and compassion. I believe that the process of therapy is an individual and unique one for each person and should be tailored as such. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with individuals with Trauma, Eating Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Relationship issues, Substance Abuse issues and other co-occurring disorders. I believe that every person deserves to have their mental health needs treated with dignity, respect and from a non-judgmental stance.
I am passionate and driven regarding helping individuals to become their most authentic self through caring and compassion. I believe that the process of therapy is an individual and unique one for each person and should be tailored as such. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 25 years of experience working with individuals with Trauma, Eating Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Relationship issues, Substance Abuse issues and other co-occurring disorders. I believe that every person deserves to have their mental health needs treated with dignity, respect and from a non-judgmental stance.
(831) 246-6915 View (831) 246-6915
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Janessa Radford
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW, MSW
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
I passionately believe in the human capacity to grow, change, and overcome even the most difficult circumstances. Therapy can be an opportunity to look at past and present experiences with a perspective of curiosity and compassion and begin understanding the thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviors that prevent us from living a whole and authentic life.
I passionately believe in the human capacity to grow, change, and overcome even the most difficult circumstances. Therapy can be an opportunity to look at past and present experiences with a perspective of curiosity and compassion and begin understanding the thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviors that prevent us from living a whole and authentic life.
(831) 750-1169 View (831) 750-1169
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Anne Brunner
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MSc, APCC
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
Do you know you need to make some changes but feel unsure how? Are you experiencing interpersonal problems or intimacy issues? Are you in the throws of an eating disorder; process or chemical addiction; or navigating a major life change? Are you grappling with anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, bipolar mood cycles, or interpersonal conflict? I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families geared towards addressing issues in the here and now, while resolving the origins of presenting problems for lasting and sustainable growth and resolution.
Do you know you need to make some changes but feel unsure how? Are you experiencing interpersonal problems or intimacy issues? Are you in the throws of an eating disorder; process or chemical addiction; or navigating a major life change? Are you grappling with anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, bipolar mood cycles, or interpersonal conflict? I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families geared towards addressing issues in the here and now, while resolving the origins of presenting problems for lasting and sustainable growth and resolution.
(831) 288-1464 View (831) 288-1464
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April Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940  (Online Only)
My focus is working with individuals who are striving towards a healthier and happier version of themselves. I am passionate about holistic nature and movement based healing, which includes mind, body, and spirit. I utilize nature and movement based healing practices by taking therapy outside into nature. This modality allows access to powerful natural resources to help you address your goals, increase emotional and physical well-being, and promote healing and resilience. In this practice, I offer a hybrid of tele-health and nature-based sessions where we meet outside. Limited office based sessions are available upon request.
My focus is working with individuals who are striving towards a healthier and happier version of themselves. I am passionate about holistic nature and movement based healing, which includes mind, body, and spirit. I utilize nature and movement based healing practices by taking therapy outside into nature. This modality allows access to powerful natural resources to help you address your goals, increase emotional and physical well-being, and promote healing and resilience. In this practice, I offer a hybrid of tele-health and nature-based sessions where we meet outside. Limited office based sessions are available upon request.
(831) 246-7783 View (831) 246-7783
Photo of Emily C. Julian, Psychologist in Monterey, CA
Emily C. Julian
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Monterey, CA 93940
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychologist experienced in working with adolescents and adults. I create an empathic, collaborative, encouraging environment that allows people to explore their identity and relationships to live a more fulfilling life. I build a therapeutic relationship on mutual respect and support people in using their strengths to overcome challenges. I believe that discovering and developing a sense of purpose is an important part of the healing process.
I am a licensed psychologist experienced in working with adolescents and adults. I create an empathic, collaborative, encouraging environment that allows people to explore their identity and relationships to live a more fulfilling life. I build a therapeutic relationship on mutual respect and support people in using their strengths to overcome challenges. I believe that discovering and developing a sense of purpose is an important part of the healing process.
(415) 237-6283 View (415) 237-6283
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Jolene Coe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monterey, CA 93940
Your time is precious. Unfortunately, feelings of hurt, disappointment and invalidation can affect your journey in ways you don't choose. You might feel trapped by negative life experiences, isolated by your situation or anxious about your future. If you feel unable to make the most of the here and now, for whatever reason, then this is the perfect time to take action and seek help. Many of us struggle to prioritize our own well-being, and I know therapy can be daunting, but it could be the first step in working towards the life you deserve.
Your time is precious. Unfortunately, feelings of hurt, disappointment and invalidation can affect your journey in ways you don't choose. You might feel trapped by negative life experiences, isolated by your situation or anxious about your future. If you feel unable to make the most of the here and now, for whatever reason, then this is the perfect time to take action and seek help. Many of us struggle to prioritize our own well-being, and I know therapy can be daunting, but it could be the first step in working towards the life you deserve.
(831) 480-9263 View (831) 480-9263
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Glenn Morrison
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940  (Online Only)
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community in the Monterey area, I recognize the need for therapy services that address the unique experiences of those with nondominant sexual and gender identities. I also focus on couples and family therapy with those from both traditional and nontraditional family structures, including polyamorous and consensual non-monogamous relationships.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community in the Monterey area, I recognize the need for therapy services that address the unique experiences of those with nondominant sexual and gender identities. I also focus on couples and family therapy with those from both traditional and nontraditional family structures, including polyamorous and consensual non-monogamous relationships.
(831) 263-0862 View (831) 263-0862
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Jennifer Farley
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940  (Online Only)
I welcome anyone who is looking to enhance and make meaning of their life. Unhealed wounds of abandonment, abuse, betrayal, loss and neglect lead to feelings of shame and fear, which keep you from having the relationships, resources and overall life experience that you want. I have expertise in identifying these core sources of pain, healing those wounds, understanding how they currently impact your life and, of course, changing those life patterns so you can experience something new!
I welcome anyone who is looking to enhance and make meaning of their life. Unhealed wounds of abandonment, abuse, betrayal, loss and neglect lead to feelings of shame and fear, which keep you from having the relationships, resources and overall life experience that you want. I have expertise in identifying these core sources of pain, healing those wounds, understanding how they currently impact your life and, of course, changing those life patterns so you can experience something new!
(831) 263-1488 View (831) 263-1488
Photo of Julie Hassen, Pre-Licensed Professional in Monterey, CA
Julie Hassen
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monterey, CA 93940
As an eco- and climate-informed therapist, I combine my backgrounds in Marine Science, Environmental Psychology, and Clinical Social Work to help folks who struggle with a wide range of concerns, including climate change or eco-anxiety/grief/depression. Sometimes global issues can impact our own lives and contribute to things like anxiety and depression, and even cause trauma and physical illness. I also have expertise working with clients who struggle with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, and suicidal ideation.
As an eco- and climate-informed therapist, I combine my backgrounds in Marine Science, Environmental Psychology, and Clinical Social Work to help folks who struggle with a wide range of concerns, including climate change or eco-anxiety/grief/depression. Sometimes global issues can impact our own lives and contribute to things like anxiety and depression, and even cause trauma and physical illness. I also have expertise working with clients who struggle with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, and suicidal ideation.
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Ronda Copeland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
People come to therapy for various reasons. You may be in crisis or you may want to work on long-standing behaviors that are no longer working for you. Maybe negative self-talk is getting in your way, or repeating the same behavior expecting different results and aren't sure how to make the necessary changes. Therapy is a process, finding the right therapist is important.
People come to therapy for various reasons. You may be in crisis or you may want to work on long-standing behaviors that are no longer working for you. Maybe negative self-talk is getting in your way, or repeating the same behavior expecting different results and aren't sure how to make the necessary changes. Therapy is a process, finding the right therapist is important.
(831) 646-8917 View (831) 646-8917
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Lani Chin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Monterey, CA 93940
There are many reasons why you might be looking for a therapist: help with a long term struggle, support during a current life situation, and/or your personal growth. Whatever your reasons, I know how important it is to find a therapist you can develop a solid relationship with. In our work together we will come to understand more about what isn't working. You may be feeling stuck, sad, alone, consumed by rage, or unsatisfied. You and I will work together to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship where you feel safe to talk about yourself openly.
There are many reasons why you might be looking for a therapist: help with a long term struggle, support during a current life situation, and/or your personal growth. Whatever your reasons, I know how important it is to find a therapist you can develop a solid relationship with. In our work together we will come to understand more about what isn't working. You may be feeling stuck, sad, alone, consumed by rage, or unsatisfied. You and I will work together to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship where you feel safe to talk about yourself openly.
(831) 264-1617 View (831) 264-1617
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Mary Welschmeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, MAPsych, RN, LMFT
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
Prior to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, I worked as an Intensive Care Nurse and Educator. I have witnessed the importance of integrating mind, body and spirit in the role of healing. In my work I utilize techniques from a variety of theories in an attempt to identify and resolve issues you are facing. To achieve your goals, I employ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma, Guided Imagery, Expressive Arts and Sandtray. I help clients reclaim parts of self eclipsed by childhood woundedness. My focus is to empower you to find your authentic voice and inner wisdom.
Prior to becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist, I worked as an Intensive Care Nurse and Educator. I have witnessed the importance of integrating mind, body and spirit in the role of healing. In my work I utilize techniques from a variety of theories in an attempt to identify and resolve issues you are facing. To achieve your goals, I employ Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma, Guided Imagery, Expressive Arts and Sandtray. I help clients reclaim parts of self eclipsed by childhood woundedness. My focus is to empower you to find your authentic voice and inner wisdom.
(831) 278-4714 View (831) 278-4714
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April Zobel Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940
I believe in healing and I believe that the soul speaks when it is given the space to do so. I work as both a catalyst & teacher, helping discover & uncover what needs attention & tending to, and potentially leading to a life with less suffering & pain. If you're looking for help, your soul is probably speaking. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a high school teacher. I have an affinity for working w/teens & young adults who are ready to uncover and heal trauma and pain from circumstances out of their control. I am especially drawn towards helping those struggling with addiction and those who have survived great trauma.
I believe in healing and I believe that the soul speaks when it is given the space to do so. I work as both a catalyst & teacher, helping discover & uncover what needs attention & tending to, and potentially leading to a life with less suffering & pain. If you're looking for help, your soul is probably speaking. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a high school teacher. I have an affinity for working w/teens & young adults who are ready to uncover and heal trauma and pain from circumstances out of their control. I am especially drawn towards helping those struggling with addiction and those who have survived great trauma.
(831) 539-0428 View (831) 539-0428
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Justine Joslyn
MA
Verified Verified
Monterey, CA 93940  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! Since 2007, I have helped couples & families with communication and connection, using coaching, mediation & reconciliation. I also assist individuals recover from depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction & ADHD/ADD, with support through transitions such as divorce, loss, abuse recovery & existential or spiritual awakening. My style is flexible and tailored to your preferences, balancing compassion with real results. You'll learn skills that re-connect you with your wise inner guidance, creating steady, calm confidence & energizing you to make smart, bold moves towards your life, career & creative goals.
Hello and welcome! Since 2007, I have helped couples & families with communication and connection, using coaching, mediation & reconciliation. I also assist individuals recover from depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction & ADHD/ADD, with support through transitions such as divorce, loss, abuse recovery & existential or spiritual awakening. My style is flexible and tailored to your preferences, balancing compassion with real results. You'll learn skills that re-connect you with your wise inner guidance, creating steady, calm confidence & energizing you to make smart, bold moves towards your life, career & creative goals.
(831) 353-8414 View (831) 353-8414

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Monterey, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Monterey, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

44% Aetna
42% Other
38% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Monterey, CA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Monterey?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.