Therapists in North Hills, CA

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Siarra Sens
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343  (Online Only)
I offer a sliding scale to those in need during these hard times. Using a depth-psychodynamic approach, I work with individuals who seek direction and a deeper understanding of their inner & outer worlds. I am especially fond of working with the quarterlifers, early 20s-late 30s. Sessions may consist of: exploring childhood patterns, relationships and attachment styles; analyzing dreams; inner child and shadow work; strengthening trust in your intuition; coaching around manifesting your life goals; somatic and mindfulness exercises; and compassionate confrontation around where you are stuck or blocking the progress of your healing.
I offer a sliding scale to those in need during these hard times. Using a depth-psychodynamic approach, I work with individuals who seek direction and a deeper understanding of their inner & outer worlds. I am especially fond of working with the quarterlifers, early 20s-late 30s. Sessions may consist of: exploring childhood patterns, relationships and attachment styles; analyzing dreams; inner child and shadow work; strengthening trust in your intuition; coaching around manifesting your life goals; somatic and mindfulness exercises; and compassionate confrontation around where you are stuck or blocking the progress of your healing.
(510) 916-3193 View (510) 916-3193
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Carla Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
Welcome; I am excited to connect and have the opportunity to support you during this period of exploration, growth, and transition. I am Carla Johnson, and I have two decades of experience helping folks make life changes and providing counseling. I have focused on multigenerational trauma's impact on the individual, along with an emphasis on the importance of the mind, body, and spirit connection that is central to person-centered care. I have two decades of experience treating anxiety, burnout, depression, family conflict, grief, life transitions, sleep challenges, panic, stress, trauma, and women's issues.
Welcome; I am excited to connect and have the opportunity to support you during this period of exploration, growth, and transition. I am Carla Johnson, and I have two decades of experience helping folks make life changes and providing counseling. I have focused on multigenerational trauma's impact on the individual, along with an emphasis on the importance of the mind, body, and spirit connection that is central to person-centered care. I have two decades of experience treating anxiety, burnout, depression, family conflict, grief, life transitions, sleep challenges, panic, stress, trauma, and women's issues.
(818) 208-5761 View (818) 208-5761
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April Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
Hello, my name is April Garcia and I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist. My approach is to support you with personal empowerment so you’re in control of your life with the use of cognitive affective behavioral therapy and with use of the community resiliency model. My approach will consist of supporting you with managing your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The types of clients I typically work with are those who are willing to take a consistent and active desire to work diligently and clients who are willing to attend therapy consistently and on time.
Hello, my name is April Garcia and I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist. My approach is to support you with personal empowerment so you’re in control of your life with the use of cognitive affective behavioral therapy and with use of the community resiliency model. My approach will consist of supporting you with managing your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The types of clients I typically work with are those who are willing to take a consistent and active desire to work diligently and clients who are willing to attend therapy consistently and on time.
(747) 271-5331 View (747) 271-5331
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Hannah Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Hills, CA 91343  (Online Only)
Many of us are struggling to get through the days as we deal with the stress of balancing complicated thoughts and feelings about identity, relationships, and coping with the constant pressures of living in our current situation. Whether it is the weight of the pandemic, the state of our society, personal and relational struggles, or all of the above, I would be honored to walk with you as a supportive, consistent, and helpful companion and guide in your journey towards healing and strength. I view the therapeutic relationship as an equal partnership as we work together towards the fulfillment of your personal and relational goals.
Many of us are struggling to get through the days as we deal with the stress of balancing complicated thoughts and feelings about identity, relationships, and coping with the constant pressures of living in our current situation. Whether it is the weight of the pandemic, the state of our society, personal and relational struggles, or all of the above, I would be honored to walk with you as a supportive, consistent, and helpful companion and guide in your journey towards healing and strength. I view the therapeutic relationship as an equal partnership as we work together towards the fulfillment of your personal and relational goals.
(323) 366-4950 View (323) 366-4950
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Sarah Frank Jarvis, LMFT, ATR-BC, CGP
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC, MA, CGP
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Hills, CA 91343  (Online Only)
I strive to help my clients make desired changes in their lives. I specialize in working with groups, recovery from substance addictions, managing stress, anxiety, depression, and blocks to productivity. I incorporate art therapy for both creatively-inclined and artistically-inexperienced individuals in addition to mindfulness-based practices, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and psychodynamic approaches to help clients rediscover their potential, increase insight into problematic patterns, gain access to supportive resources, and establish long-lasting habits that promote self awareness and growth.
I strive to help my clients make desired changes in their lives. I specialize in working with groups, recovery from substance addictions, managing stress, anxiety, depression, and blocks to productivity. I incorporate art therapy for both creatively-inclined and artistically-inexperienced individuals in addition to mindfulness-based practices, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and psychodynamic approaches to help clients rediscover their potential, increase insight into problematic patterns, gain access to supportive resources, and establish long-lasting habits that promote self awareness and growth.
(323) 208-0961 View (323) 208-0961
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Peter Kehoe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
Hello! My name is Peter Kehoe, LMFT. I was licensed in 2002 and have had an eclectic and sometimes electric life experience to date. I believe in self determination and using support teams and individuals to create positive orientation. I started my journey in this field working with alcoholic adults in a group setting in the early '80s and later moved to a long term residential setting with adolescents with drug and alcohol issues. My internship was in an upper class community with the scions of these families that had substance use and behavioral disorders. Individual and family therapy were the mediums in those cases.
Hello! My name is Peter Kehoe, LMFT. I was licensed in 2002 and have had an eclectic and sometimes electric life experience to date. I believe in self determination and using support teams and individuals to create positive orientation. I started my journey in this field working with alcoholic adults in a group setting in the early '80s and later moved to a long term residential setting with adolescents with drug and alcohol issues. My internship was in an upper class community with the scions of these families that had substance use and behavioral disorders. Individual and family therapy were the mediums in those cases.
(818) 839-4470 View (818) 839-4470
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Joel Gamache
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
My name is Joel Gamache. I am an LMFT in California, working with teens, adults, and couples in a psychodynamic approach. I specialize in traumatic stress, resolving childhood experiences, panic/anxiety attacks, thoughts of death, marital conflict, and relational communication. I use a combination of body-based therapies, self-compassion, attachment theory, object relations theory. I typically ask about what is currently happening in people's lives and use that to explore unresolved experiences in the past.
My name is Joel Gamache. I am an LMFT in California, working with teens, adults, and couples in a psychodynamic approach. I specialize in traumatic stress, resolving childhood experiences, panic/anxiety attacks, thoughts of death, marital conflict, and relational communication. I use a combination of body-based therapies, self-compassion, attachment theory, object relations theory. I typically ask about what is currently happening in people's lives and use that to explore unresolved experiences in the past.
(747) 246-7167 View (747) 246-7167
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Stephen Gutknecht
Psychologist, LCP
North Hills, CA 91343
Hi there, I am Dr. Stephen Gutknecht! I have a rich experience covering a wide range of issues. My approach stems from both Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as Existential theory. I believe how we communicate with ourselves, and others, changes the perspective we hold and are seen through. When people are empowered through being heard, emotionally supported, helped to develop skills they have a greater ability to lead emotionally healthy lives.
Hi there, I am Dr. Stephen Gutknecht! I have a rich experience covering a wide range of issues. My approach stems from both Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as Existential theory. I believe how we communicate with ourselves, and others, changes the perspective we hold and are seen through. When people are empowered through being heard, emotionally supported, helped to develop skills they have a greater ability to lead emotionally healthy lives.
(818) 456-1780 View (818) 456-1780
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Norma Cuenca
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
My name is Norma Cuenca, and I am a licensed therapist (license number LMFT 94184). I have been working in this field for a good number of years, first in my country of origin, Colombia, and then in California, USA. I have worked with people from different age- groups, and ethnicities and I am sensitive to cultural diversity. I guide my clients to resolve issues related to anxiety, depression, life changes, grief, anger, addictions, trauma, and codependency among others.
My name is Norma Cuenca, and I am a licensed therapist (license number LMFT 94184). I have been working in this field for a good number of years, first in my country of origin, Colombia, and then in California, USA. I have worked with people from different age- groups, and ethnicities and I am sensitive to cultural diversity. I guide my clients to resolve issues related to anxiety, depression, life changes, grief, anger, addictions, trauma, and codependency among others.
(818) 392-5583 View (818) 392-5583
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Dat Dinh
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
Hi there, I'm Dat! All of us need mental health support in varying ways-in order to better ourselves and better our lives. It can range from a word of encouragement to needing special mental health services. Wherever you are on your journey, I applaud you for taking the courage to reach out for mental health services. For more than 13 years, I have provided mental health services to people with severe and persistent mental health needs, such as severe depression, anxiety, panic attacks, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and substance addictions.
Hi there, I'm Dat! All of us need mental health support in varying ways-in order to better ourselves and better our lives. It can range from a word of encouragement to needing special mental health services. Wherever you are on your journey, I applaud you for taking the courage to reach out for mental health services. For more than 13 years, I have provided mental health services to people with severe and persistent mental health needs, such as severe depression, anxiety, panic attacks, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, and substance addictions.
(818) 237-9629 View (818) 237-9629
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Payge Casady-Christensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
I have many years of experience working with all age groups, people with disabilities, neurodivergent minds, people with autism, LGBTQ+, anxiety, depression, adjustment challenges, grief and loss, aging, dissociation, and loneliness. I highly value supporting people in creating an understanding of the barriers they face both internally and externally that keep them from moving toward the life they want to live and, together, creating a plan to slowly work toward better days.
I have many years of experience working with all age groups, people with disabilities, neurodivergent minds, people with autism, LGBTQ+, anxiety, depression, adjustment challenges, grief and loss, aging, dissociation, and loneliness. I highly value supporting people in creating an understanding of the barriers they face both internally and externally that keep them from moving toward the life they want to live and, together, creating a plan to slowly work toward better days.
(818) 639-4911 View (818) 639-4911
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Artmiz Bahadori
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
My name is Artmiz Bahadori and I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. My hope for participants in therapy is that it is an empowering experience. I believe therapy is most effective as a collaborative process built on trust, openness, and authenticity. My primary focus is working with individuals/adults who may struggle with experiences such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship or work stress, and alcohol/substance related difficulties. Typically, I work best with individuals who are curious and open to developing a deeper relationship with themselves and exploring their perception of their inner world.
My name is Artmiz Bahadori and I am licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. My hope for participants in therapy is that it is an empowering experience. I believe therapy is most effective as a collaborative process built on trust, openness, and authenticity. My primary focus is working with individuals/adults who may struggle with experiences such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship or work stress, and alcohol/substance related difficulties. Typically, I work best with individuals who are curious and open to developing a deeper relationship with themselves and exploring their perception of their inner world.
(818) 408-4394 View (818) 408-4394
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Eduardo Rivas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
My name is Eduardo Rivas and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California. I am a therapist that is passionate about helping and supporting all of my clients to work toward life challenges and stressors and making growth in their lives. Taking the step to allow support into your life is significant and courageous and I hope that by working together I can help best meet your needs. I have several years of experience providing therapy to people of diverse backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles, and am passionate about holding a safe and welcoming space for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ identified people.
My name is Eduardo Rivas and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California. I am a therapist that is passionate about helping and supporting all of my clients to work toward life challenges and stressors and making growth in their lives. Taking the step to allow support into your life is significant and courageous and I hope that by working together I can help best meet your needs. I have several years of experience providing therapy to people of diverse backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles, and am passionate about holding a safe and welcoming space for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ identified people.
(747) 281-4723 View (747) 281-4723
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Vanessa Arreola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
Hi! My name is Vanessa Arreola, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW116088). I am prepared to provide you with a safe place to explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences, in order to foster resilience and cultivate a sense of inner peace. I typically work with adolescents and young adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. I also help clients experiencing grief and loss. It is not uncommon for me to work with clients to help bridge communicate gaps and foster/restore a healthy relationship.
Hi! My name is Vanessa Arreola, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW116088). I am prepared to provide you with a safe place to explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences, in order to foster resilience and cultivate a sense of inner peace. I typically work with adolescents and young adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression. I also help clients experiencing grief and loss. It is not uncommon for me to work with clients to help bridge communicate gaps and foster/restore a healthy relationship.
(747) 318-5375 View (747) 318-5375
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Julie Placencia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343  (Online Only)
If you have found yourself struggling, worrying, feeling down, depressed and or stuck it might be the time to seek help. Whether you’ve recently noticed these challenges or they have been ongoing seeking therapy has the potential to relieve theses symptoms, figure out what’s driving them, assist in identifying different and new ways to cope and move more easily through life and towards your goals. Greater insight into oneself and discovering your potential and or expanding your potential and moving forward can be accomplished through therapy.
If you have found yourself struggling, worrying, feeling down, depressed and or stuck it might be the time to seek help. Whether you’ve recently noticed these challenges or they have been ongoing seeking therapy has the potential to relieve theses symptoms, figure out what’s driving them, assist in identifying different and new ways to cope and move more easily through life and towards your goals. Greater insight into oneself and discovering your potential and or expanding your potential and moving forward can be accomplished through therapy.
(818) 975-3007 View (818) 975-3007
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Paul Van Zeumeren
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
My name is Dr. Paul Van Zeumeren, but Dr. Paul or Dr. Z. will do given the length of my last name. Although I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California, I do not work with couples and families in therapy. Rather, I use the systems approach to inform individuals how familial experiences may be affecting current relationships and outlooks. I hold a Psy. D. in clinical psychology with a specialization in Family Systems/Dynamics. I held a C.A.T.C., which is a certified addiction treatment counselor while working towards my licensure and degrees, so I am a specialist in recovery from substance use disorders.
My name is Dr. Paul Van Zeumeren, but Dr. Paul or Dr. Z. will do given the length of my last name. Although I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California, I do not work with couples and families in therapy. Rather, I use the systems approach to inform individuals how familial experiences may be affecting current relationships and outlooks. I hold a Psy. D. in clinical psychology with a specialization in Family Systems/Dynamics. I held a C.A.T.C., which is a certified addiction treatment counselor while working towards my licensure and degrees, so I am a specialist in recovery from substance use disorders.
(818) 975-3435 View (818) 975-3435
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Robyn Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have over a decade of experience providing mental health services to children, adolescents, adults and families. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino and my Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling from California Baptist University.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have over a decade of experience providing mental health services to children, adolescents, adults and families. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino and my Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling from California Baptist University.
(909) 248-7143 View (909) 248-7143
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Sarah Chance
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
My name is Sarah Chance and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Monterey, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, and relationships, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. I generally treat clients seeking to create change in their lives.
My name is Sarah Chance and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Monterey, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, and relationships, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples to help my clients make progress and start feeling better. I generally treat clients seeking to create change in their lives.
(818) 858-1349 View (818) 858-1349
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Alexandro Valdivia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Hills, CA 91343
Hello! I am Alexandro Valdivia, and I am board certified licensed clinical social worker who offers a safe and confidential space for individuals to explore and address their emotional and psychological challenges. I am a grief and crisis support therapist, dedicated to helping individuals navigate the difficult and overwhelming experiences of loss, trauma, and life transitions. My approach is person-centered. I practice with empathy, active listening, and a non-judgmental attitude. I work with my clients to help them gain insight, improve their well-being, and achieve their therapeutic goals.
Hello! I am Alexandro Valdivia, and I am board certified licensed clinical social worker who offers a safe and confidential space for individuals to explore and address their emotional and psychological challenges. I am a grief and crisis support therapist, dedicated to helping individuals navigate the difficult and overwhelming experiences of loss, trauma, and life transitions. My approach is person-centered. I practice with empathy, active listening, and a non-judgmental attitude. I work with my clients to help them gain insight, improve their well-being, and achieve their therapeutic goals.
(747) 293-4934 View (747) 293-4934
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Anastasia Gorden
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
North Hills, CA 91343
Tell me your story, your struggles, your dreams, and we'll work together to heal and transform your life and relationships. My clients can expect a compassionate and collaborative space to heal from past wounds, strengthen their emotional wellness, and improve their relationships for lasting meaningful change. Please visit my website to learn more about how we can work together.
Tell me your story, your struggles, your dreams, and we'll work together to heal and transform your life and relationships. My clients can expect a compassionate and collaborative space to heal from past wounds, strengthen their emotional wellness, and improve their relationships for lasting meaningful change. Please visit my website to learn more about how we can work together.
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Number of Therapists in North Hills, CA

20+

Average cost per session

$112

Therapists in North Hills, CA who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
81% Depression
74% Coping Skills
67% Self Esteem
59% Relationship Issues
59% Grief
59% Stress

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
90% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
90% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in North Hills, CA see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
32% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Hills?

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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.