Therapists in Nuevo, CA

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Take the Rein Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Nuevo, CA 92567
Waitlist for new clients
Does anxiety prevent you from enjoying the present moment? Do you feel like anxiety stops you from becoming the best version of yourself? You are certainly not alone. Anxiety, just like with most mental health conditions, often makes people feel stuck, uncertain, and hopeless. As a small practice, our job is to prioritize each person's needs and be the calming center that you can trust. We use empowerment as a tool to help clients with self-esteem issues, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, and worry. If our clients feel accepted and heard, we believe that they can gain control back of their lives.
Does anxiety prevent you from enjoying the present moment? Do you feel like anxiety stops you from becoming the best version of yourself? You are certainly not alone. Anxiety, just like with most mental health conditions, often makes people feel stuck, uncertain, and hopeless. As a small practice, our job is to prioritize each person's needs and be the calming center that you can trust. We use empowerment as a tool to help clients with self-esteem issues, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, and worry. If our clients feel accepted and heard, we believe that they can gain control back of their lives.
(951) 498-5805 View (951) 498-5805
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Ruth Nuñez
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC , 9001
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nuevo, CA 92567  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual English-Spanish speaking associate professional clinical counselor, and I'm here to support you on your journey towards healing and self-discovery. Being a teen or young adult can be overwhelming, and it's okay to seek help when facing challenges related to self-esteem, anger, shame, anxiety, or depression. I offer a safe space for you to express your feelings, explore your emotions, and gain valuable insights. Together, we'll develop effective strategies to cope with life's difficulties and foster a healthier sense of self.
I am a bilingual English-Spanish speaking associate professional clinical counselor, and I'm here to support you on your journey towards healing and self-discovery. Being a teen or young adult can be overwhelming, and it's okay to seek help when facing challenges related to self-esteem, anger, shame, anxiety, or depression. I offer a safe space for you to express your feelings, explore your emotions, and gain valuable insights. Together, we'll develop effective strategies to cope with life's difficulties and foster a healthier sense of self.
(951) 463-5217 View (951) 463-5217
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Angelica Soto
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Nuevo, CA 92567
Welcome! I'm Angelica Soto and I am a Licensed Psychologist who believes in change through empowerment. I am highly intuitive and person-centered and can provide tailored support to individuals, couples, and families. I have significant experience treating complex developmental trauma and the symptoms of shame, depression, and anxiety that often go along with traumatic experiences. I have over 13 years of experience working with foster and adoptive families and am certified as an adoption-competent clinician. I use a variety of techniques, including CBT, narrative therapy, art and play therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Welcome! I'm Angelica Soto and I am a Licensed Psychologist who believes in change through empowerment. I am highly intuitive and person-centered and can provide tailored support to individuals, couples, and families. I have significant experience treating complex developmental trauma and the symptoms of shame, depression, and anxiety that often go along with traumatic experiences. I have over 13 years of experience working with foster and adoptive families and am certified as an adoption-competent clinician. I use a variety of techniques, including CBT, narrative therapy, art and play therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
(562) 568-9656 View (562) 568-9656
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Sandy Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nuevo, CA 92567
Dealing with life, the every day “stuff,” and emotions can be tough. Don’t be so hard on yourself—healing is a process. I see therapy as a joint venture where our knowledge and skills are combined to create solutions. In my practice I bring kindness, humor, and authenticity with the purpose of creating a safe and nonjudgmental space for my clients to experience freedom. When it comes to treatment, no one size fits all. Because all my clients come from diverse backgrounds with various presenting problems, every therapeutic alliance is unique.
Dealing with life, the every day “stuff,” and emotions can be tough. Don’t be so hard on yourself—healing is a process. I see therapy as a joint venture where our knowledge and skills are combined to create solutions. In my practice I bring kindness, humor, and authenticity with the purpose of creating a safe and nonjudgmental space for my clients to experience freedom. When it comes to treatment, no one size fits all. Because all my clients come from diverse backgrounds with various presenting problems, every therapeutic alliance is unique.
(562) 222-0944 View (562) 222-0944

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Yvette Weeks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Moreno Valley, CA 92551
Hello! My name is Yvette Weeks, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). My therapeutic approach is centered on fostering meaningful connections, emotional well-being, and personal growth. I specialize in working with individuals, children, and families; guiding them through challenges to discover their strengths, learn new techniques, and create positive change. I typically work with individuals, families, and children/adolescents focusing on a wide range of issues, including relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, communication challenges, behavior issues, parenting challenges, and life transitions.
Hello! My name is Yvette Weeks, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). My therapeutic approach is centered on fostering meaningful connections, emotional well-being, and personal growth. I specialize in working with individuals, children, and families; guiding them through challenges to discover their strengths, learn new techniques, and create positive change. I typically work with individuals, families, and children/adolescents focusing on a wide range of issues, including relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, communication challenges, behavior issues, parenting challenges, and life transitions.
(760) 659-7345 View (760) 659-7345
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Vonda A. Sigstad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Menifee, CA 92586
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to consider me as a potential counselor. If you are seeking counseling services then you may be experiencing a stressful life situation. Stressful life experiences such as relationship problems, death of a loved one, loss of employment, chronic illness etc..., may exhaust your coping skills and leave you feeling helpless and hopeless. If you are currently experiencing a stressful life situation or crisis, please give me a telephone call.
Welcome and thank you for taking the time to consider me as a potential counselor. If you are seeking counseling services then you may be experiencing a stressful life situation. Stressful life experiences such as relationship problems, death of a loved one, loss of employment, chronic illness etc..., may exhaust your coping skills and leave you feeling helpless and hopeless. If you are currently experiencing a stressful life situation or crisis, please give me a telephone call.
(951) 934-0019 View (951) 934-0019
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Fernando Macias Mariscal
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hemet, CA 92545
Hi there, I'm Fernando! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing support to all of my clients through challenges and difficult life situations. I am experienced in treating anxiety, depression, psychosis symptoms. My approach is client-centered, individualized, and empathetic. I believe in the power of empathy and unconditional positive regard towards my clients. I take my time to provide a safe and warm environment for my clients; to express themselves in a genuine and transparent manner.
Hi there, I'm Fernando! I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about providing support to all of my clients through challenges and difficult life situations. I am experienced in treating anxiety, depression, psychosis symptoms. My approach is client-centered, individualized, and empathetic. I believe in the power of empathy and unconditional positive regard towards my clients. I take my time to provide a safe and warm environment for my clients; to express themselves in a genuine and transparent manner.
(310) 361-1814 View (310) 361-1814
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Claudia Bouslough
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Moreno Valley, CA 92551
Wouldn't you like to have the confidence to believe that you have what it takes to tackle the ups and downs of life? Most of us would like to feel "good enough" but we often don't. As a marriage and family therapist, I help people to become whole, stronger and make wiser choices. I help people come to terms with disappointments in their lives and change the way they think and feel to be able to improve their relationship issues, reduce anxiety and depression among other concerns.
Wouldn't you like to have the confidence to believe that you have what it takes to tackle the ups and downs of life? Most of us would like to feel "good enough" but we often don't. As a marriage and family therapist, I help people to become whole, stronger and make wiser choices. I help people come to terms with disappointments in their lives and change the way they think and feel to be able to improve their relationship issues, reduce anxiety and depression among other concerns.
(951) 221-4207 View (951) 221-4207
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Jill Dictrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
My name is Jill Dictrow and I am a licensed Marriage and Family therspist certified on the state of California ie:license 97449. I approach my clients with empathy and compassion whatever reason they are seeking therapy. I have been trained specifically working with couples, relationships, individuals suffering anxiety, depression, PTSD, infidelity and grief. I want my clients to achieve results and tend to be very direct and honest to help each of my clients. Judgment does not exist in my sessions, however unconditional support and taking steps each session to slowly help to heal is . I use many therapeutic approaches.
My name is Jill Dictrow and I am a licensed Marriage and Family therspist certified on the state of California ie:license 97449. I approach my clients with empathy and compassion whatever reason they are seeking therapy. I have been trained specifically working with couples, relationships, individuals suffering anxiety, depression, PTSD, infidelity and grief. I want my clients to achieve results and tend to be very direct and honest to help each of my clients. Judgment does not exist in my sessions, however unconditional support and taking steps each session to slowly help to heal is . I use many therapeutic approaches.
(530) 654-1733 View (530) 654-1733
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Olga Cervantes
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
San Jacinto, CA 92583
Welcome, I'm Dr. Cervantes, Psychologist. I recognize the importance of taking a holistic approach to your wellness. Together, we will identify and achieve your treatment goals. I use a client-centered, strength-based approach to address mood management, healing from trauma, relationship issues, transitions in life, and career stressors/growth. I typically work with individuals and families who are ready to learn new ways of approaching new or chronic challenges in their personal and/or work life.
Welcome, I'm Dr. Cervantes, Psychologist. I recognize the importance of taking a holistic approach to your wellness. Together, we will identify and achieve your treatment goals. I use a client-centered, strength-based approach to address mood management, healing from trauma, relationship issues, transitions in life, and career stressors/growth. I typically work with individuals and families who are ready to learn new ways of approaching new or chronic challenges in their personal and/or work life.
(925) 886-3983 View (925) 886-3983
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Sarah Robilotta
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
My name is Sarah Robilotta and I'm a LPCC with over 10 years of experience. My approach to therapy is to threat the whole person outside of the vacuum of their here and now and looking at core issues causing the member's current presenting problems. I mainly treat adults and adolescents and offer both individual and group sessions. I treat a variety of conditions including Substance Use Disorders, Mood disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder, GAD and other Anxiety Disorders, PTSD and Bipolar Disorder.
My name is Sarah Robilotta and I'm a LPCC with over 10 years of experience. My approach to therapy is to threat the whole person outside of the vacuum of their here and now and looking at core issues causing the member's current presenting problems. I mainly treat adults and adolescents and offer both individual and group sessions. I treat a variety of conditions including Substance Use Disorders, Mood disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder, GAD and other Anxiety Disorders, PTSD and Bipolar Disorder.
(951) 494-4094 View (951) 494-4094
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All Minds Clear Family Therapy, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SAP
Verified Verified
Hemet, CA 92543
Fog, Heavy Rain, Snow and Smoke are all elements that can impair ones visibility. Well how about chaos, emotional instability, anxiety, depression, clutter, stress? While it's true heavy rain and dense fog can cloud our physical vision; environmental, behavioral and chemical stressors can cloud our mental visibility. My name is Mabel (May-Bell) and it is my goal and mission for you to become emotionally and mentally healthy while learning effective tools you can apply to every day life’s challenges as you encounter them.
Fog, Heavy Rain, Snow and Smoke are all elements that can impair ones visibility. Well how about chaos, emotional instability, anxiety, depression, clutter, stress? While it's true heavy rain and dense fog can cloud our physical vision; environmental, behavioral and chemical stressors can cloud our mental visibility. My name is Mabel (May-Bell) and it is my goal and mission for you to become emotionally and mentally healthy while learning effective tools you can apply to every day life’s challenges as you encounter them.
(951) 228-5324 View (951) 228-5324
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Gary McGuire
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Hemet, CA 92544
Therapy is a daunting exercise, and it takes patience and commitment, as well as trust, in order for things in life to get better. It also takes being able to talk freely with another to make the most rapid progress, as a feeling of being understood is necessary to succeed. All of these I can provide as we explore your desires and make solid plans for things to be different than they are now.
Therapy is a daunting exercise, and it takes patience and commitment, as well as trust, in order for things in life to get better. It also takes being able to talk freely with another to make the most rapid progress, as a feeling of being understood is necessary to succeed. All of these I can provide as we explore your desires and make solid plans for things to be different than they are now.
(951) 651-0519 View (951) 651-0519
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Theresa Dinkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Perris, CA 92570
Hello, I am Theresa Dinkins a Licensed Marriage Family Child Therapist based in the Bay Area and working with clients throughout the state of California via telehealth. I with a diverse population of clients toward helping them find resources and clarity on their issues. My primary approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy depending on the client's needs and presenting problem along with a variety of other therapeutic theories available to reach resolve for the client. I assist them in understanding and navigating the speed bumps of life.
Hello, I am Theresa Dinkins a Licensed Marriage Family Child Therapist based in the Bay Area and working with clients throughout the state of California via telehealth. I with a diverse population of clients toward helping them find resources and clarity on their issues. My primary approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy depending on the client's needs and presenting problem along with a variety of other therapeutic theories available to reach resolve for the client. I assist them in understanding and navigating the speed bumps of life.
(669) 322-1615 View (669) 322-1615
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Brenda Torres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Perris, CA 92571
Hi! My name is Brenda Torres, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe in working with clients to empower them to reach their goals. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to share what is on their mind and their hearts. I typically work with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, setting boundaries with self and others, and the expression of self. I am also experienced in working with those who struggle with motivation to complete tasks or goals.
Hi! My name is Brenda Torres, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe in working with clients to empower them to reach their goals. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to share what is on their mind and their hearts. I typically work with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, setting boundaries with self and others, and the expression of self. I am also experienced in working with those who struggle with motivation to complete tasks or goals.
(951) 382-5597 View (951) 382-5597
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Demetric Marsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Hello, I'm Dee Marsh, LCSW, JD. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I am currently licensed in NC, CA and WA state. My practice specialties include foster care/adoptions; anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, spirituality, employment/workplace issues; addictions; grief/loss; court-ordered assessments/recommendations; diversity/inclusion/cultural issues. Since each individual is different, the treatment approach and goals must be based on the patient's needs. Starting where the patient is- is essential.
Hello, I'm Dee Marsh, LCSW, JD. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I am currently licensed in NC, CA and WA state. My practice specialties include foster care/adoptions; anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, spirituality, employment/workplace issues; addictions; grief/loss; court-ordered assessments/recommendations; diversity/inclusion/cultural issues. Since each individual is different, the treatment approach and goals must be based on the patient's needs. Starting where the patient is- is essential.
(951) 744-9362 View (951) 744-9362
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Michelle De Haro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jacinto, CA 92583
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I use various evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy. I am passionate about supporting my clients through challenges. I strive to approach my work with empathy, compassion, and patience.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in California. I use various evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Client-Centered Therapy. I am passionate about supporting my clients through challenges. I strive to approach my work with empathy, compassion, and patience.
(209) 682-0137 View (209) 682-0137
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Rachel Carlos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jacinto, CA 92583
Hello! I am licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and have been providing clinical support services for over ten years. I have worked with at-risk populations for most of my career, including those involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. I also have years of experience in social work and currently manage and oversee the operations of a non-profit program that provides clinical case management services.
Hello! I am licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and have been providing clinical support services for over ten years. I have worked with at-risk populations for most of my career, including those involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. I also have years of experience in social work and currently manage and oversee the operations of a non-profit program that provides clinical case management services.
(858) 304-7906 View (858) 304-7906
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Yolande McVey
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Menifee, CA 92586
Being a therapist is more than a career for me - it is who I am. I am not an expert in your life - you are. Therapy is not a roller coaster ride but a walk along a path that leads to your tomorrow, whatever that looks like for you. I believe that balance, self-awareness, and acceptance are important when working toward positive change. I offer a warm and welcoming space without judgment or a highly pressured atmosphere. A place where you are safe to share and explore. I like to offer alternative perspectives, empowering discussion, ways to integrate cognitive and practical shifts, along with a moderate dose of humor.
Being a therapist is more than a career for me - it is who I am. I am not an expert in your life - you are. Therapy is not a roller coaster ride but a walk along a path that leads to your tomorrow, whatever that looks like for you. I believe that balance, self-awareness, and acceptance are important when working toward positive change. I offer a warm and welcoming space without judgment or a highly pressured atmosphere. A place where you are safe to share and explore. I like to offer alternative perspectives, empowering discussion, ways to integrate cognitive and practical shifts, along with a moderate dose of humor.
(909) 550-4135 View (909) 550-4135
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Jacqueline Woods
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Perris, CA 92570
Jacqueline Woods, PhD(C), LPCC, NCC is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, trauma, and grief. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and works with clients to manage stress, build resilience, improve mindfulness, and increase emotional well-being. I typically work with military families as well as active-duty military personnel. I also work with women, children, and men. I prefer telehealth settings.
Jacqueline Woods, PhD(C), LPCC, NCC is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, trauma, and grief. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and works with clients to manage stress, build resilience, improve mindfulness, and increase emotional well-being. I typically work with military families as well as active-duty military personnel. I also work with women, children, and men. I prefer telehealth settings.
(951) 441-2344 View (951) 441-2344

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Number of Therapists in Nuevo, CA

< 10

Therapists in Nuevo, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth
75% TRICARE

How Therapists in Nuevo, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

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How can I find a therapist in Nuevo?

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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.