Therapists in Nevada County, CA

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Photo of Coach J.Lynne Consulting in Nevada County, CA
Coach J.Lynne Consulting
MSW, CHT
Nevada City, CA 95959  (Online Only)
If you are a woman experiencing insomnia, stress, and excessive tension, and the weight or smoking or repetitive problems in relationships, I am a helper. I work with women who are ready to make a change in their lives, who have been through psychotherapy and know the issues but find they are stubborn, and continue to experience inner desperation or rage.
If you are a woman experiencing insomnia, stress, and excessive tension, and the weight or smoking or repetitive problems in relationships, I am a helper. I work with women who are ready to make a change in their lives, who have been through psychotherapy and know the issues but find they are stubborn, and continue to experience inner desperation or rage.
(530) 444-1248 View (530) 444-1248
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Belinda Stroud Psyd
Psychologist
Verified
Penn Valley, CA 95946  (Online Only)
I am a Medicare provider supporting 65 and older adults as they navigate life stressors and transitions. You or a loved one may be struggling with family/couple dynamics, work/life balance, retirement, chronic health conditions, leaving your home and community, living with family, assisted living, or death of a loved one. You may be the person receiving or providing care. You may feel overwhelmed with grief or a loss of social connection, purpose, and identity. You may be experiencing increased vulnerability, sadness, or anxiety about the future, and a new awareness of your own mortality.
I am a Medicare provider supporting 65 and older adults as they navigate life stressors and transitions. You or a loved one may be struggling with family/couple dynamics, work/life balance, retirement, chronic health conditions, leaving your home and community, living with family, assisted living, or death of a loved one. You may be the person receiving or providing care. You may feel overwhelmed with grief or a loss of social connection, purpose, and identity. You may be experiencing increased vulnerability, sadness, or anxiety about the future, and a new awareness of your own mortality.
(530) 207-8832 View (530) 207-8832
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James Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Penn Valley, CA 95946
I strive to meet people where they are, to listen and understand their values, to explore and encourage them to connect to what matters most to them. My goal is to help people cultivate loving acceptance of themselves, and gain insight of how the past impacts the present, while forging an awareness that the past does not have to dictate one’s current reality. Developing a clear, nonjudgmental view of their journey allows people to work towards creating a life congruent with their values. I believe all humans have inherent worth and dignity, I believe each person can overcome the trauma and struggles they have endured or face now.
I strive to meet people where they are, to listen and understand their values, to explore and encourage them to connect to what matters most to them. My goal is to help people cultivate loving acceptance of themselves, and gain insight of how the past impacts the present, while forging an awareness that the past does not have to dictate one’s current reality. Developing a clear, nonjudgmental view of their journey allows people to work towards creating a life congruent with their values. I believe all humans have inherent worth and dignity, I believe each person can overcome the trauma and struggles they have endured or face now.
(530) 444-5698 View (530) 444-5698
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Veronica Monet
ACS
Grass Valley, CA 95945
I want to help you. But are we a good fit? Here's what my clients appreciate most about me: 1. They KNOW they'll be accepted and valued no matter what they share with me. 2. They value my skills as an empath because I can get to the solutions they need much more precisely. 3. They want a dynamic combination of spiritual guidance and concrete steps to their desired goals. 4. They know they can obtain information about sex and sexuality that is not available from their doctor or even online. 5. They trust me to see and foster their personal best!
I want to help you. But are we a good fit? Here's what my clients appreciate most about me: 1. They KNOW they'll be accepted and valued no matter what they share with me. 2. They value my skills as an empath because I can get to the solutions they need much more precisely. 3. They want a dynamic combination of spiritual guidance and concrete steps to their desired goals. 4. They know they can obtain information about sex and sexuality that is not available from their doctor or even online. 5. They trust me to see and foster their personal best!
(415) 691-2832 View (415) 691-2832
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James Brunet MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Nevada City, CA 95959
We are defined by our stories. Working from a Narrative Therapy perspective helps me to support clients in a way that is unique and different from most traditional therapy perspectives. YOU are not the problem, the PROBLEM is the problem, and it may be time to develop new tools and skills to develop a different story for your life, one that you authored and can live by. Lets work together on helping you to develop the new story that will empower you to live the life you want!
We are defined by our stories. Working from a Narrative Therapy perspective helps me to support clients in a way that is unique and different from most traditional therapy perspectives. YOU are not the problem, the PROBLEM is the problem, and it may be time to develop new tools and skills to develop a different story for your life, one that you authored and can live by. Lets work together on helping you to develop the new story that will empower you to live the life you want!
(530) 402-8591 View (530) 402-8591
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Karen 'ripley' Shipman Nevarez
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, APCC
Verified
Nevada City, CA 95959  (Online Only)
It takes courage to show up and share yourself, your story and your "messiness" with another human. As life ebbs and flows, constantly moving us forward, we can become adrift in the space between "what was" and "what is yet to come." This sacred and complex window of transition often requires equal parts bravery and safety. I believe in 1) moving at the speed of trust, 2) healing looks different for everyone and 3) this work is so worth it.
It takes courage to show up and share yourself, your story and your "messiness" with another human. As life ebbs and flows, constantly moving us forward, we can become adrift in the space between "what was" and "what is yet to come." This sacred and complex window of transition often requires equal parts bravery and safety. I believe in 1) moving at the speed of trust, 2) healing looks different for everyone and 3) this work is so worth it.
(505) 308-0437 View (505) 308-0437
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Victoria Moran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Nevada City, CA 95959
Life can prove to be extremely difficult at times. However, it is these difficulties that can become incredible catalysts for deep healing and lasting change. I work with clients from an integrative & faith based approaches. This means that I intertwine a variety of modalities based on specific needs of a client with regards to the breadth of their life experience (i.e. mental, physical, cultural, faith).
Life can prove to be extremely difficult at times. However, it is these difficulties that can become incredible catalysts for deep healing and lasting change. I work with clients from an integrative & faith based approaches. This means that I intertwine a variety of modalities based on specific needs of a client with regards to the breadth of their life experience (i.e. mental, physical, cultural, faith).
(530) 296-6955 View (530) 296-6955
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Candice Craft
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Nevada City, CA 95959  (Online Only)
I specialize in holding therapeutic space for highly sensitive people (HSP) who may be experiencing empathic stress, and need support differentiating anxiety from their intuition, or holding emotional, physical and energetic boundaries with others. I especially enjoy working with highly sensitive kids, offering support in connecting to their inner compass and voice, and processing somatic stress. I also hold space for artists/creative children and adults, "helpers" & teachers, LGBTQ+ young folks, children with chronic illness or pain, and those who may harbor trauma in the body. If this sounds like you or your loved one, welcome!
I specialize in holding therapeutic space for highly sensitive people (HSP) who may be experiencing empathic stress, and need support differentiating anxiety from their intuition, or holding emotional, physical and energetic boundaries with others. I especially enjoy working with highly sensitive kids, offering support in connecting to their inner compass and voice, and processing somatic stress. I also hold space for artists/creative children and adults, "helpers" & teachers, LGBTQ+ young folks, children with chronic illness or pain, and those who may harbor trauma in the body. If this sounds like you or your loved one, welcome!
(530) 539-2356 View (530) 539-2356
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Alaina Reichwald
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Truckee, CA 96161
Each client comes into my practice from their own profound life experience. Whether a child that needs support dealing with grief and loss; or an adolescent trying to grow into their own sense of being; or an adult navigating challenges at work or in relationships with others. I believe that when things show up in our lives it is a great invitation to meet that experience with openness even in the discomfort that may come with it. And to ask what it is trying to teach us about ourselves and our place in the world. What do we need to create to experience relief and growth?
Each client comes into my practice from their own profound life experience. Whether a child that needs support dealing with grief and loss; or an adolescent trying to grow into their own sense of being; or an adult navigating challenges at work or in relationships with others. I believe that when things show up in our lives it is a great invitation to meet that experience with openness even in the discomfort that may come with it. And to ask what it is trying to teach us about ourselves and our place in the world. What do we need to create to experience relief and growth?
(530) 288-4188 View (530) 288-4188
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Ramona Beresford-Howe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Grass Valley, CA 95945
You are here because you are ready. You are ready to finally put your past to rest and take charge of those last lingering symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. You have been working hard on yourself but still feel the occasional panic or anger that seems out of proportion or is difficult to control. And it’s time. You know it, you feel it. And you’re ready. Conversely, you might be ready to find the right person or the right job, and despite all your work with self-help books or talk therapy you know there is still a deeper core of PTSD symptoms to work through so that you can move on to bigger and better things.
You are here because you are ready. You are ready to finally put your past to rest and take charge of those last lingering symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. You have been working hard on yourself but still feel the occasional panic or anger that seems out of proportion or is difficult to control. And it’s time. You know it, you feel it. And you’re ready. Conversely, you might be ready to find the right person or the right job, and despite all your work with self-help books or talk therapy you know there is still a deeper core of PTSD symptoms to work through so that you can move on to bigger and better things.
(530) 212-7223 View (530) 212-7223
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Dyan Pelosi Johnson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, CRC, CCM, LPCC, LPC
Verified
Truckee, CA 96161  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Certified Case Manager. I have worked with the teen population since 2001 in a variety of settings including wilderness therapy programs, high schools/boarding schools and rehabilitation/psychiatric hospitals. Common issues include overwhelm/stress management, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues and more. I enjoy working with teens to find their own path so that life moving forward can be elevated and they can become the best versions of themselves.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and Certified Case Manager. I have worked with the teen population since 2001 in a variety of settings including wilderness therapy programs, high schools/boarding schools and rehabilitation/psychiatric hospitals. Common issues include overwhelm/stress management, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues and more. I enjoy working with teens to find their own path so that life moving forward can be elevated and they can become the best versions of themselves.
(530) 420-1166 View (530) 420-1166
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Lovie Bucknell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grass Valley, CA 95945
You don't have to go this alone! I approach my clients with authenticity, non-judgement, and compassion. The issues that I would be honored to support you with include: depression; anxiety; working through trauma; grief/loss; major life transitions; self-discovery; exploring/cultivating creativity; exploring cultural identities; creating satisfying relationships; and understanding and resolving conflicts in family relationships. I integrate various theories and approaches based on your particular goals. Our work together can be exploratory or action oriented: focusing on the past, the present or the future; long or short term.
You don't have to go this alone! I approach my clients with authenticity, non-judgement, and compassion. The issues that I would be honored to support you with include: depression; anxiety; working through trauma; grief/loss; major life transitions; self-discovery; exploring/cultivating creativity; exploring cultural identities; creating satisfying relationships; and understanding and resolving conflicts in family relationships. I integrate various theories and approaches based on your particular goals. Our work together can be exploratory or action oriented: focusing on the past, the present or the future; long or short term.
(530) 797-4077 View (530) 797-4077
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Allie Donovan
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, AMFT, NCC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Truckee, CA 96161
Sometimes life’s inevitable challenges cause added stress, sadness, worry, feelings of being “stuck” or not feeling like yourself. I understand that calling to schedule your first therapy appointment might feel daunting. Perhaps you keep putting it off, wondering if therapy is necessary or even right for you. I believe that every person is deserving of support when life feels difficult.
Sometimes life’s inevitable challenges cause added stress, sadness, worry, feelings of being “stuck” or not feeling like yourself. I understand that calling to schedule your first therapy appointment might feel daunting. Perhaps you keep putting it off, wondering if therapy is necessary or even right for you. I believe that every person is deserving of support when life feels difficult.
(530) 317-4026 View (530) 317-4026
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Eric Schlanger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Nevada City, CA 95959  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and families. I have helped hundreds of clients overcome or manage a variety of life stressors. I work diligently with each client to help him or her achieve their own personal therapeutic goals. I believe in the innate healing powers of each individual and the dramatic benefits that a professional therapeutic relationship can provide. I strive to enable each client to reach their own human potential, thus living with greater meaning, purpose and satisfaction.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and families. I have helped hundreds of clients overcome or manage a variety of life stressors. I work diligently with each client to help him or her achieve their own personal therapeutic goals. I believe in the innate healing powers of each individual and the dramatic benefits that a professional therapeutic relationship can provide. I strive to enable each client to reach their own human potential, thus living with greater meaning, purpose and satisfaction.
(530) 212-7104 View (530) 212-7104
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Erica Smith Jimenez Truckee California
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Truckee, CA 96161  (Online Only)
I have been working in the field for many years with a focus on work with children, adults and families. I am deeply invested in working with the family system and supporting ways to improve relationships. My most recent focus has been around parenting, work with teens, and navigating ways to manage conflict, improve relationships and increase positive coping skills. I have experience supporting clients with depression, anxiety, attachment issues, anger management, mood fluctuations, trauma/PTSD, identity issues, and stress management.
I have been working in the field for many years with a focus on work with children, adults and families. I am deeply invested in working with the family system and supporting ways to improve relationships. My most recent focus has been around parenting, work with teens, and navigating ways to manage conflict, improve relationships and increase positive coping skills. I have experience supporting clients with depression, anxiety, attachment issues, anger management, mood fluctuations, trauma/PTSD, identity issues, and stress management.
(530) 212-7678 View (530) 212-7678
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Shannon O'Shea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Nevada City, CA 95959
I am in awe of the power of the human spirit. I am inspired by the courage and strength it takes for a person to come to a place where they feel they no longer can be alone in a personal crisis and they reach out for support. It is in these very moments where grace is in motion and the potential for transformation is most fertile. I am passionate about working with others and feel honored in being part of someone's journey of self-discovery as they uncover the root and causes of their lack of connection with others, depression, anxiety, and grief.
I am in awe of the power of the human spirit. I am inspired by the courage and strength it takes for a person to come to a place where they feel they no longer can be alone in a personal crisis and they reach out for support. It is in these very moments where grace is in motion and the potential for transformation is most fertile. I am passionate about working with others and feel honored in being part of someone's journey of self-discovery as they uncover the root and causes of their lack of connection with others, depression, anxiety, and grief.
(530) 477-3426 View (530) 477-3426
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Norma J Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Waitlist for new clients
We all get "stuck" sometimes ~ whether through an unexpected event, an expectation that wasn't met, or the inability to move forward in life. It could affect one aspect of your life, or many, and manifest as procrastination, overwhelm, the inability to make a decision, moodiness, etc. However it shows up, it's costly in time, energy, and relationships.
We all get "stuck" sometimes ~ whether through an unexpected event, an expectation that wasn't met, or the inability to move forward in life. It could affect one aspect of your life, or many, and manifest as procrastination, overwhelm, the inability to make a decision, moodiness, etc. However it shows up, it's costly in time, energy, and relationships.
(530) 633-6397 View (530) 633-6397
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Jack Benter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Truckee, CA 96161
We are in the midst of difficult times, filled with uncertainty, unsettling emotions and new challenges. You do not have to be alone in finding, creating, and examining solutions. I work with individuals, couples, and families in confidential and supportive telehealth and nature-based in person sessions. We can collaborate to find the most effective approach to meet your specific needs and goals. I treat anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, family conflict, grief, and provide parenting guidance. I also provide support and guidance through life transitions through customized ritual and ceremony creation and enactment.
We are in the midst of difficult times, filled with uncertainty, unsettling emotions and new challenges. You do not have to be alone in finding, creating, and examining solutions. I work with individuals, couples, and families in confidential and supportive telehealth and nature-based in person sessions. We can collaborate to find the most effective approach to meet your specific needs and goals. I treat anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, family conflict, grief, and provide parenting guidance. I also provide support and guidance through life transitions through customized ritual and ceremony creation and enactment.
(209) 395-1728 View (209) 395-1728
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Rachel Levi Certified Eating Disorder Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CEDS
Verified
Soda Springs, CA 95728
Hi I'm Rachel. I am the Founder of Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment. After 22 years. I have recently sold Shoreline and am going back to my roots and passion for providing direct clinical care via teletherapy. I provide clinical supervision to early-career eating disorder therapists and stay focused on new interventions. That being said, nothing takes the place of curiosity and compassion over judgment. One leads to change the other leads to shame. I am here to walk next to you in your desire for healing. My main focus is eating disorders, however, I also offer ecotherapy and general therapy life's challenges.
Hi I'm Rachel. I am the Founder of Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment. After 22 years. I have recently sold Shoreline and am going back to my roots and passion for providing direct clinical care via teletherapy. I provide clinical supervision to early-career eating disorder therapists and stay focused on new interventions. That being said, nothing takes the place of curiosity and compassion over judgment. One leads to change the other leads to shame. I am here to walk next to you in your desire for healing. My main focus is eating disorders, however, I also offer ecotherapy and general therapy life's challenges.
(562) 362-3695 View (562) 362-3695
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Innerlight Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nevada City, CA 95959
Sometimes the world seems dark, troubling, overwhelming. As humans we are faced with so many choices, possibilities are endless and there are so many unknowns. In the midst of uncertainty, it may seem daunting to reach out for help. Buried deep within the unknown, the darkness, the overwhelm, is the spark of inner light. You know it is there but may appear just out of reach. The light of clarity, of purpose and forward movement is a possibility, and you are ready to come out of the darkness and turn towards this light. We are dedicated to helping you uncover the layers of darkness, and find this inner light.
Sometimes the world seems dark, troubling, overwhelming. As humans we are faced with so many choices, possibilities are endless and there are so many unknowns. In the midst of uncertainty, it may seem daunting to reach out for help. Buried deep within the unknown, the darkness, the overwhelm, is the spark of inner light. You know it is there but may appear just out of reach. The light of clarity, of purpose and forward movement is a possibility, and you are ready to come out of the darkness and turn towards this light. We are dedicated to helping you uncover the layers of darkness, and find this inner light.
(530) 508-9023 View (530) 508-9023

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Number of Therapists in Nevada County, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Nevada County, CA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
79% Trauma and PTSD
74% Grief
66% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

43% Medi-Cal
42% Anthem | Elevance
38% Other

How Therapists in Nevada County, CA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Nevada County?

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.