Therapists in North Hollywood, CA

Photo of Miriam Lamb, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Hollywood, CA
Miriam Lamb
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS HR
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91602  (Online Only)
I work with a wide array of clients. If you are self motivated; enjoy exploration and play; (both kids and adults), and are interested in exploring all facets of yourself, please call today. I use a holistic approach, and explore all factors which affect mental health including physical health, nutrition, family dynamics, and relationships.
I work with a wide array of clients. If you are self motivated; enjoy exploration and play; (both kids and adults), and are interested in exploring all facets of yourself, please call today. I use a holistic approach, and explore all factors which affect mental health including physical health, nutrition, family dynamics, and relationships.
(747) 269-6985 View (747) 269-6985
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Cindy Sordo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91606  (Online Only)
I understand that everyone needs and deserves a safe, trusting space to process the human experience. I believe that each individual experience is unique, while also understanding that no one should feel alone or that what they feel or need is wrong or abnormal. I help my clients feel empowered and capable of making decisions to live a most fulfilling life, as well as able to handle stressors while meeting their needs. I help process the multiple factors that contribute to one’s mental, physical, and spiritual health and life choices, as well as uncover the underlying fears that can impact our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
I understand that everyone needs and deserves a safe, trusting space to process the human experience. I believe that each individual experience is unique, while also understanding that no one should feel alone or that what they feel or need is wrong or abnormal. I help my clients feel empowered and capable of making decisions to live a most fulfilling life, as well as able to handle stressors while meeting their needs. I help process the multiple factors that contribute to one’s mental, physical, and spiritual health and life choices, as well as uncover the underlying fears that can impact our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
(818) 651-8167 View (818) 651-8167
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Guru Shabd Khalsa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91601  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy can be helpful to anyone looking to grow, change habits or heal old wounds. I’m a fat positive, queer therapist devoted to supporting my clients in that growth. As a therapist I maintain curiosity, and hold space for you to dig deeper.You are the expert in your experience, my job is to offer the tools, feedback and resources that I have developed over time. I am looking forward to working with clients in non traditional relationships, those exploring their identity and sexuality, and wanting to come to peace and a place of joy with their bodies.
I believe that therapy can be helpful to anyone looking to grow, change habits or heal old wounds. I’m a fat positive, queer therapist devoted to supporting my clients in that growth. As a therapist I maintain curiosity, and hold space for you to dig deeper.You are the expert in your experience, my job is to offer the tools, feedback and resources that I have developed over time. I am looking forward to working with clients in non traditional relationships, those exploring their identity and sexuality, and wanting to come to peace and a place of joy with their bodies.
(323) 208-0357 View (323) 208-0357
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Artemis Rose
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Hello. My name is Artemis J Rose, and I am an imperfect human being first and a therapist second. I value authenticity, creativity, communication, and connection. This is what I believe we are all seeking and deeply needing, and it is my utmost care, devotion, and intention to support you toward a deeper sense of yourself both within and with the relationships around you.
Hello. My name is Artemis J Rose, and I am an imperfect human being first and a therapist second. I value authenticity, creativity, communication, and connection. This is what I believe we are all seeking and deeply needing, and it is my utmost care, devotion, and intention to support you toward a deeper sense of yourself both within and with the relationships around you.
(818) 798-9801 View (818) 798-9801
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Layla Ashley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCH, CPLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Hollywood, CA 91607
Yes, I am accepting new clients and available for TELEHEALTH! Have you lost your passion and creativity? Do you feel stuck in your job or career path? Are you highly sensitive, feel overwhelmed or burned-out? Are your relationships suffering? I can help you transform your pain into feeling empowered, and use your gifts to fuel your relationships. I help you revive, focus, and succeed to bring your life and relationships to the highest potential. I bring 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist, specializing in treating couples, anxiety, PTSD, relationships/break-ups, life-purpose, creativity, grief/loss, and self-esteem building.
Yes, I am accepting new clients and available for TELEHEALTH! Have you lost your passion and creativity? Do you feel stuck in your job or career path? Are you highly sensitive, feel overwhelmed or burned-out? Are your relationships suffering? I can help you transform your pain into feeling empowered, and use your gifts to fuel your relationships. I help you revive, focus, and succeed to bring your life and relationships to the highest potential. I bring 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist, specializing in treating couples, anxiety, PTSD, relationships/break-ups, life-purpose, creativity, grief/loss, and self-esteem building.
(424) 326-0127 View (424) 326-0127
Photo of Alexandra (Alie) Kussin-Shoptaw, Psychologist in North Hollywood, CA
Alexandra (Alie) Kussin-Shoptaw
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Dr. Alie specializes in psychological assessment, also known as psych testing. She constructs personalized test batteries that help identify underlying learning challenges, while finding effective solutions to make learning easier and manage feelings. Her services include comprehensive and psychoeducational evaluations for children and adolescents, client advocacy by attending student study meetings, and ongoing school consultations. She also provides evaluations regarding ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder for adults. Serving the Greater Los Angeles Area, contact Dr. Alie to schedule a free initial consultation.
Dr. Alie specializes in psychological assessment, also known as psych testing. She constructs personalized test batteries that help identify underlying learning challenges, while finding effective solutions to make learning easier and manage feelings. Her services include comprehensive and psychoeducational evaluations for children and adolescents, client advocacy by attending student study meetings, and ongoing school consultations. She also provides evaluations regarding ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder for adults. Serving the Greater Los Angeles Area, contact Dr. Alie to schedule a free initial consultation.
(323) 576-7087 View (323) 576-7087
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Rebeks L. Clark Mane
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91601  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Not Currently Accepting New Clients. Please check out my partner Aba Horthy. Www.HorthyManeTherapy.com i! I'm Rebeks (they/them) - a transmasculine nonbinary therapist who specializes in trauma, LGBTQIA+ , life with chronic illness, disability, college/academia, and affirmative approaches to neurodiversity such as Autism, ADHD, and OCD. I love working with folx in the "gray spaces" of identity who aren't quite sure they are (fill in the blank) enough. My approach to therapy is to provide a sense of containment to enable the deeper healing-work — especially for those with complex trauma, dissociation and early attachment ruptures.
Not Currently Accepting New Clients. Please check out my partner Aba Horthy. Www.HorthyManeTherapy.com i! I'm Rebeks (they/them) - a transmasculine nonbinary therapist who specializes in trauma, LGBTQIA+ , life with chronic illness, disability, college/academia, and affirmative approaches to neurodiversity such as Autism, ADHD, and OCD. I love working with folx in the "gray spaces" of identity who aren't quite sure they are (fill in the blank) enough. My approach to therapy is to provide a sense of containment to enable the deeper healing-work — especially for those with complex trauma, dissociation and early attachment ruptures.
(310) 807-6585 View (310) 807-6585
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Rachael Tenerowicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91602  (Online Only)
Beginning therapy can feel intimidating. Finding the right therapist, a daunting task. I aim to support you with all aspects of the therapeutic experience while co-creating your treatment. My goal in therapy is to support you by creating a safe, affirming space to communicate your needs. My therapeutic style is focused on creating a sex positive, culturally humble place for growth. I specialize in working with the LGBTQ+ community and related challenges faced by being LGBTQ+.
Beginning therapy can feel intimidating. Finding the right therapist, a daunting task. I aim to support you with all aspects of the therapeutic experience while co-creating your treatment. My goal in therapy is to support you by creating a safe, affirming space to communicate your needs. My therapeutic style is focused on creating a sex positive, culturally humble place for growth. I specialize in working with the LGBTQ+ community and related challenges faced by being LGBTQ+.
(323) 531-7665 View (323) 531-7665
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Tara Tehrani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
North Hollywood, CA 91607  (Online Only)
I provide evidence based treatment to my clients that feels affirming, compassionate, & responsive to their needs.My hope is you feel safe to have the agency in our sessions to express your needs & when you need a gentle push to make scary changes in your life, I will be there to support you.I'm passionate about providing culturally congruent care to clients in order to provide a safe place for growth & healing.I specialize in supporting clients through challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, identity development, & more.I value working with queer, trans, & BIPOC communities & folks that come from all different backgrounds.
I provide evidence based treatment to my clients that feels affirming, compassionate, & responsive to their needs.My hope is you feel safe to have the agency in our sessions to express your needs & when you need a gentle push to make scary changes in your life, I will be there to support you.I'm passionate about providing culturally congruent care to clients in order to provide a safe place for growth & healing.I specialize in supporting clients through challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, identity development, & more.I value working with queer, trans, & BIPOC communities & folks that come from all different backgrounds.
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Elisa Leal
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Want to use your insurance to pay for therapy, but having a hard time finding a therapist who's accepting new clients? Stop your endless searching and skip the waitlists! We'd love to offer some help. Please visit FrameworkPsych.com to schedule your first appointment. Framework Associates was founded on the principles of providing affordable, accessible therapy from highly qualified therapists. We've invested in the latest healthcare technology that allows you to securely videochat with a therapist from the comfort of your own home.
Want to use your insurance to pay for therapy, but having a hard time finding a therapist who's accepting new clients? Stop your endless searching and skip the waitlists! We'd love to offer some help. Please visit FrameworkPsych.com to schedule your first appointment. Framework Associates was founded on the principles of providing affordable, accessible therapy from highly qualified therapists. We've invested in the latest healthcare technology that allows you to securely videochat with a therapist from the comfort of your own home.
(747) 200-8743 View (747) 200-8743
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Brandy Dunn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience.
(424) 216-5034 View (424) 216-5034
Photo of Ann Billington, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Hollywood, CA
Ann Billington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91601  (Online Only)
When was the last time you truly felt connection with yourself and those around you? As we are faced with the stressors and over-stimulation of the world, it is critical to stop and look inward. Most of us just put our heads down and get through each day in an effort to just keep pushing forward. Stress and emotions can build up and become unresolved, feel overwhelming. We can lose sight of what's important to us and can get stuck in behaviors that don't work anymore. I believe that we are capable of more than just surviving.
When was the last time you truly felt connection with yourself and those around you? As we are faced with the stressors and over-stimulation of the world, it is critical to stop and look inward. Most of us just put our heads down and get through each day in an effort to just keep pushing forward. Stress and emotions can build up and become unresolved, feel overwhelming. We can lose sight of what's important to us and can get stuck in behaviors that don't work anymore. I believe that we are capable of more than just surviving.
(818) 717-7158 View (818) 717-7158
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Ana L. Zuniga
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
North Hollywood, CA 91606  (Online Only)
I am excited you have decided to contact me to walk with you in your healing process. I believe that there is wisdom in your story. In therapy we will address the problems that are important to you with the idea that you have the solution within you. I respect the courage it takes for you to make the decision to move forward. You are the expert of your journey; I have the tools and skills that can help you get where you want to be.
I am excited you have decided to contact me to walk with you in your healing process. I believe that there is wisdom in your story. In therapy we will address the problems that are important to you with the idea that you have the solution within you. I respect the courage it takes for you to make the decision to move forward. You are the expert of your journey; I have the tools and skills that can help you get where you want to be.
(657) 306-5368 View (657) 306-5368
Photo of Hugo Cesar Villa, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Hollywood, CA
Hugo Cesar Villa
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91606
Are you felling overwhelmed. COVD19 had impated your life and the lifes of your children. For over 25 years my professional career has focused on providing children and family therapy to help individuals recovering from various forms of trauma and maltreatment and managed anxiety. In addition to private practice I founded The Village Family Services, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protect children from abuse and neglect and preserve families.
Are you felling overwhelmed. COVD19 had impated your life and the lifes of your children. For over 25 years my professional career has focused on providing children and family therapy to help individuals recovering from various forms of trauma and maltreatment and managed anxiety. In addition to private practice I founded The Village Family Services, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protect children from abuse and neglect and preserve families.
(818) 351-1965 View (818) 351-1965
Photo of Alyssa Miller-Nur, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Hollywood, CA
Alyssa Miller-Nur
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91602  (Online Only)
Alyssa Miller-Nur, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, offers a safe, collaborative, and trusting space for clients to feel heard and supported throughout their healing journey. She strives to empower clients to build awareness, clarify their goals, develop a toolbox of techniques, and create lasting change. Alyssa values where each client begins their journey and creates a safe, non- judgmental space where they feel heard, validated, and accepted. Alyssa is passionate about understanding the human experience and exploring human connection and human growth. Alyssa is licensed and accepting clients in CA, WA, AK.
Alyssa Miller-Nur, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, offers a safe, collaborative, and trusting space for clients to feel heard and supported throughout their healing journey. She strives to empower clients to build awareness, clarify their goals, develop a toolbox of techniques, and create lasting change. Alyssa values where each client begins their journey and creates a safe, non- judgmental space where they feel heard, validated, and accepted. Alyssa is passionate about understanding the human experience and exploring human connection and human growth. Alyssa is licensed and accepting clients in CA, WA, AK.
(747) 271-5848 View (747) 271-5848
Photo of Jenny Tannenbaum, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Hollywood, CA
Jenny Tannenbaum
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Is past trauma creating current challenges in your life? Difficulty in interpersonal relationships, people-pleasing, emotional reactivity or numbness, disordered eating, and lack of trust can all be signs of signs of unresolved trauma. A trusting relationship is key to successful therapy so I strive to create a safe and collaborative environment for you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself for long-term positive change.
Is past trauma creating current challenges in your life? Difficulty in interpersonal relationships, people-pleasing, emotional reactivity or numbness, disordered eating, and lack of trust can all be signs of signs of unresolved trauma. A trusting relationship is key to successful therapy so I strive to create a safe and collaborative environment for you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself for long-term positive change.
(747) 318-5520 View (747) 318-5520
Photo of Moina Regalado, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Hollywood, CA
Moina Regalado
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91601
I'm based in Los Angeles, CA and have worked with populations ranging from individuals, couples, adults, children and teens. I have experience working in different settings such as community mental health, school based sites and private practice. I utilize EMDR along with a variety of therapy models to assist clients in processing traumatic experiences and a broad range of life challenges in a safe and supportive environment. With the use of EMDR, healing, positive change, growth and self-awareness can begin the process of restoring a happier quality of life and well being.
I'm based in Los Angeles, CA and have worked with populations ranging from individuals, couples, adults, children and teens. I have experience working in different settings such as community mental health, school based sites and private practice. I utilize EMDR along with a variety of therapy models to assist clients in processing traumatic experiences and a broad range of life challenges in a safe and supportive environment. With the use of EMDR, healing, positive change, growth and self-awareness can begin the process of restoring a happier quality of life and well being.
(818) 276-9884 View (818) 276-9884
Photo of Jas Tilghman, Psychologist in North Hollywood, CA
Jas Tilghman
Psychologist, MEd, PhD
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91607
Be True To You! I’m a generalist psychologist working with a lot of different concerns with a special niche in working with creative performers and entertainers! Are you a passionate, creative, business-minded, diligent, performer, entrepreneur, or want to explore your identity and potential to be more? True To You Psychotherapy & Consulting provides services for performers including those who are or aspiring to be entertainers, executives, athletes, first-responders, performers, etc. Services include individual, couples or group therapy and consulting, workshops, team building, life coaching, and movement therapy.
Be True To You! I’m a generalist psychologist working with a lot of different concerns with a special niche in working with creative performers and entertainers! Are you a passionate, creative, business-minded, diligent, performer, entrepreneur, or want to explore your identity and potential to be more? True To You Psychotherapy & Consulting provides services for performers including those who are or aspiring to be entertainers, executives, athletes, first-responders, performers, etc. Services include individual, couples or group therapy and consulting, workshops, team building, life coaching, and movement therapy.
(323) 918-4766 View (323) 918-4766
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Philip William David
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Hollywood, CA 91605  (Online Only)
Born with an artistic temperament, I spent several decades toiling in the entertainment industry before shifting into the practice of therapy. Life experience has given me a deep understanding of what it takes to be an artist, how hard it is to survive in a creative field, and has given me a unique ability to delve into a client’s creative process. Artists tend to posses unique personal qualities, share similar struggles, and I specialize in both. This niche has also given me insight into highly sensitive people of all kinds.
Born with an artistic temperament, I spent several decades toiling in the entertainment industry before shifting into the practice of therapy. Life experience has given me a deep understanding of what it takes to be an artist, how hard it is to survive in a creative field, and has given me a unique ability to delve into a client’s creative process. Artists tend to posses unique personal qualities, share similar struggles, and I specialize in both. This niche has also given me insight into highly sensitive people of all kinds.
(213) 319-5527 View (213) 319-5527
Photo of Ramona Taylor, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Hollywood, CA
Ramona Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Hollywood, CA 91606
My name is Ramona Taylor. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist practicing in both Hawaii and California. I specialize in brief therapy and experiential therapies. I approach therapy with the goal that each session is meaningful and that clients are able to experience noticeable changes in a relatively short time. I work with adult individuals who are suffering from depression, relational problems, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD. Additionally, I am a Christian therapist with additional training to work with individuals who prefer therapy to integrate their Christian perspective.
My name is Ramona Taylor. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist practicing in both Hawaii and California. I specialize in brief therapy and experiential therapies. I approach therapy with the goal that each session is meaningful and that clients are able to experience noticeable changes in a relatively short time. I work with adult individuals who are suffering from depression, relational problems, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD. Additionally, I am a Christian therapist with additional training to work with individuals who prefer therapy to integrate their Christian perspective.
(747) 252-5215 View (747) 252-5215

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Number of Therapists in North Hollywood, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in North Hollywood, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
68% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
79% Optum
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in North Hollywood, CA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Hollywood?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.