Therapists in North Oakland, Oakland, CA

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Lauren Chester
Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified Verified
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94610
Lauren Chester (she/they) is a registered and board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC) who is passionate about cultivating environments where people can practice sharing their whole selves. Lauren believes in the process of art as a conduit for communication and expression and is passionate about the use of art to encourage meaningful conversations. Lauren’s practice of Art Therapy has been heavily influenced by the Disability Justice and Healing Justice movements and is non-hierarchical, co-creative, and gender-affirming.
Lauren Chester (she/they) is a registered and board-certified art therapist (ATR-BC) who is passionate about cultivating environments where people can practice sharing their whole selves. Lauren believes in the process of art as a conduit for communication and expression and is passionate about the use of art to encourage meaningful conversations. Lauren’s practice of Art Therapy has been heavily influenced by the Disability Justice and Healing Justice movements and is non-hierarchical, co-creative, and gender-affirming.
(510) 369-4820 View (510) 369-4820
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Casey Loughran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94618
Therapy is the process of coming to a deeper understanding of ourselves and how we approach the world while contained in the therapeutic relationship. I aim to create a safe, compassionate, and collaborative space to explore why patterns of thinking and interacting have become painful. In my experience, this process leads to improved relationships and communication, greater confidence and enjoyment in life, relief from feeling stuck, strengthened coping skills to manage life stressors, and progress towards one's inherent potential to thrive.
Therapy is the process of coming to a deeper understanding of ourselves and how we approach the world while contained in the therapeutic relationship. I aim to create a safe, compassionate, and collaborative space to explore why patterns of thinking and interacting have become painful. In my experience, this process leads to improved relationships and communication, greater confidence and enjoyment in life, relief from feeling stuck, strengthened coping skills to manage life stressors, and progress towards one's inherent potential to thrive.
(510) 726-7877 View (510) 726-7877
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Laurette Schiff Gennis
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94618
I understand that choosing a therapist can be an intimidating and awkward process. I think personal referrals are usually the best but sometimes not possible. After thirty years of working as a therapist, I feel I've met and worked with all kinds of patients and helped many of them to change- feel differently about themselves, their relationships and their work. I see individuals, couples and women with new babies.
I understand that choosing a therapist can be an intimidating and awkward process. I think personal referrals are usually the best but sometimes not possible. After thirty years of working as a therapist, I feel I've met and worked with all kinds of patients and helped many of them to change- feel differently about themselves, their relationships and their work. I see individuals, couples and women with new babies.
(415) 969-5909 View (415) 969-5909
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Dolores Moorehead
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, APCC
Verified Verified
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94611
Deciding to make changes in your life and to grow is not easy, but you don’t always have to do it by yourself. I will walk by your side as a client-centered empathic clinician as you explore a new path in your life. I’m committed to meeting you where you are and to supporting your healing. I will help you to recognize your inherent strengths and resiliency as we work together to utilize them in creating the change you seek in your life going forward.
Deciding to make changes in your life and to grow is not easy, but you don’t always have to do it by yourself. I will walk by your side as a client-centered empathic clinician as you explore a new path in your life. I’m committed to meeting you where you are and to supporting your healing. I will help you to recognize your inherent strengths and resiliency as we work together to utilize them in creating the change you seek in your life going forward.
(916) 510-0699 View (916) 510-0699
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Natalie Jones
Counselor, PsyD, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
When you are in a relationship with a narcissist, you don't know what's real anymore. Somewhere along the way you have gotten lost in the cycle of toxicity and you are unsure of how to get out. You feel powerless and you try to explain to others what's going on, but they don't understand. You have a hard time explaining the manipulation, gaslighting, love bombing, and trauma bonding. You have a hard time hiding how you really feel behind your smile. You have lost yourself in your relationship, and what's worse - you don't feel happy or connected to anyone. You long for a safe place to unload your heavy burdens.
When you are in a relationship with a narcissist, you don't know what's real anymore. Somewhere along the way you have gotten lost in the cycle of toxicity and you are unsure of how to get out. You feel powerless and you try to explain to others what's going on, but they don't understand. You have a hard time explaining the manipulation, gaslighting, love bombing, and trauma bonding. You have a hard time hiding how you really feel behind your smile. You have lost yourself in your relationship, and what's worse - you don't feel happy or connected to anyone. You long for a safe place to unload your heavy burdens.
(415) 322-5527 View (415) 322-5527
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Susan 'bernie' Bernstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94618
Feeling understood, feeling helped, and feeling supported are at the core of psychotherapy. Therapy can help when life’s challenges become too much to approach alone. Together, we can explore and understand difficult issues you are experiencing. Some common therapy goals are to understand important relationships, alleviate anxiety and depression, work through life transitions and losses, deepen self-understanding, and unlock troubling stuckness. In a safe setting with warmth and engagement, I provide an opportunity to gently move through what is bothering you most.
Feeling understood, feeling helped, and feeling supported are at the core of psychotherapy. Therapy can help when life’s challenges become too much to approach alone. Together, we can explore and understand difficult issues you are experiencing. Some common therapy goals are to understand important relationships, alleviate anxiety and depression, work through life transitions and losses, deepen self-understanding, and unlock troubling stuckness. In a safe setting with warmth and engagement, I provide an opportunity to gently move through what is bothering you most.
(510) 896-3713 View (510) 896-3713
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Zachary Weiss
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94611
Therapy is a life-changing process of growth, transformation, and healing. It is a safe, confidential space where you can unburden yourself. Where you can begin to unpack the ways of being and doing that no longer serve you. It is a place where you can share your pain. Where wounds are found, held, and tended with care. Where you can connect with your own vitality and dare to live a fuller, more meaningful life. It isn't always easy, nor quick, but it's almost always worthwhile.
Therapy is a life-changing process of growth, transformation, and healing. It is a safe, confidential space where you can unburden yourself. Where you can begin to unpack the ways of being and doing that no longer serve you. It is a place where you can share your pain. Where wounds are found, held, and tended with care. Where you can connect with your own vitality and dare to live a fuller, more meaningful life. It isn't always easy, nor quick, but it's almost always worthwhile.
(408) 882-1853 View (408) 882-1853
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Dr. Jacquie Josephson- Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck, like you are getting in your own way? Feelings hopeless and isolated? Life presents all kinds of challenges which we often try to manage on our own and creates frustrations. This frustration creates barriers that can leave you feeling distant from others and even a stranger to yourself. What is worse is often we don’t even know why we are struggling. I am dedicated to helping you with the difficult and painful experiences by facilitating understanding of yourself and the issues that cause pain.
Do you feel stuck, like you are getting in your own way? Feelings hopeless and isolated? Life presents all kinds of challenges which we often try to manage on our own and creates frustrations. This frustration creates barriers that can leave you feeling distant from others and even a stranger to yourself. What is worse is often we don’t even know why we are struggling. I am dedicated to helping you with the difficult and painful experiences by facilitating understanding of yourself and the issues that cause pain.
(341) 999-4375 View (341) 999-4375
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Sarah Cybulski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94611  (Online Only)
I specialize in supporting adolescents and adults facing Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Attachment Disorder, Life transitions, and Grief. I enjoy working with clients who are honest and open to being vulnerable and are motivated to make positive changes in their lives and I seek to support my clients in learning coping skills and setting goals to address the challenges they are facing in their lives.As your therapist, I strive to support you in recognizing and understanding your whole self and the impact of past and current life circumstances on your well-being.
I specialize in supporting adolescents and adults facing Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Attachment Disorder, Life transitions, and Grief. I enjoy working with clients who are honest and open to being vulnerable and are motivated to make positive changes in their lives and I seek to support my clients in learning coping skills and setting goals to address the challenges they are facing in their lives.As your therapist, I strive to support you in recognizing and understanding your whole self and the impact of past and current life circumstances on your well-being.
(510) 822-7175 View (510) 822-7175
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Bay Area Group Therapy Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94611
Are you ready to start improving your relationships and seeing yourself more clearly? Do you yearn for a sense of belonging where you don’t have to contort yourself to fit in? Would you like to have the person you are becoming witnessed and supported? Groups function as a microcosm of the real world, and give us an opportunity to understand our patterns in relationship and receive valuable feedback. Over time, group members learn they can be more fully themselves with others and gain confidence and capacity for more satisfying connections.
Are you ready to start improving your relationships and seeing yourself more clearly? Do you yearn for a sense of belonging where you don’t have to contort yourself to fit in? Would you like to have the person you are becoming witnessed and supported? Groups function as a microcosm of the real world, and give us an opportunity to understand our patterns in relationship and receive valuable feedback. Over time, group members learn they can be more fully themselves with others and gain confidence and capacity for more satisfying connections.
(510) 947-8446 View (510) 947-8446
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Rita Karuna Cahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94618
Not accepting new clients
Offering attention to your whole self, I integrate mind-body approaches with relational analytic and Jungian depth psychology. I bring personal warmth, intuition and over 45 years of clinical experience with individuals, couples and groups. We work collaboratively, bringing greater awareness to your inner and outer life. My approach is tailored to your individual needs, with attention to current and past trauma, current and past relationship and family issues, and the ways those unresolved issues may inhibit your fullest realization of your ambitions and ideals. I welcome LGBT and culturally diverse clients.
Offering attention to your whole self, I integrate mind-body approaches with relational analytic and Jungian depth psychology. I bring personal warmth, intuition and over 45 years of clinical experience with individuals, couples and groups. We work collaboratively, bringing greater awareness to your inner and outer life. My approach is tailored to your individual needs, with attention to current and past trauma, current and past relationship and family issues, and the ways those unresolved issues may inhibit your fullest realization of your ambitions and ideals. I welcome LGBT and culturally diverse clients.
(415) 903-4284 View (415) 903-4284
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Callum Eastwood
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94618
I have over 12 years experience working with adults, children, and adolescents experiencing relationship problems, anxiety and mood concerns, emotional and/or behavioral troubles, trauma and loss, and difficulties with burnout and the compassion fatigue of caring for loved ones with these issues. If you are an adult attempting to work through such difficulties in your life, the partner of someone having these problems, or if you are a parent seeking help for your child, I would welcome a chance to talk with you about how I may help.
I have over 12 years experience working with adults, children, and adolescents experiencing relationship problems, anxiety and mood concerns, emotional and/or behavioral troubles, trauma and loss, and difficulties with burnout and the compassion fatigue of caring for loved ones with these issues. If you are an adult attempting to work through such difficulties in your life, the partner of someone having these problems, or if you are a parent seeking help for your child, I would welcome a chance to talk with you about how I may help.
(510) 460-1303 View (510) 460-1303
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Alex Momtchiloff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94618
I offer effective and compassionate support to adult individuals and couples, as well as cofounders, coworkers, and adult family members. You might be struggling with anxiety or depression, a personal challenge, or a major life transition. As a couple, you may be facing a challenge such as infidelity, loss of intimacy, communication breakdown; you may be anticipating a major change - a move, marriage, starting a family; or you may be looking for a way to end your relationship as gracefully as possible. I also have extensive experience working with cofounders and co-leaders, especially those whose relationship extends outside work.
I offer effective and compassionate support to adult individuals and couples, as well as cofounders, coworkers, and adult family members. You might be struggling with anxiety or depression, a personal challenge, or a major life transition. As a couple, you may be facing a challenge such as infidelity, loss of intimacy, communication breakdown; you may be anticipating a major change - a move, marriage, starting a family; or you may be looking for a way to end your relationship as gracefully as possible. I also have extensive experience working with cofounders and co-leaders, especially those whose relationship extends outside work.
(510) 640-8569 View (510) 640-8569
Bret Fimiani
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94618
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working in Oakland, CA in a private practice setting. I have 12+ years of clinical experience working with adults in short and long-term psychotherapy with a range of issues including depression, work related stress, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse/dependence issues, issues related to sexuality and sexual orientation, and emotional issues related to the challenge of adapting to chronic medical problems.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working in Oakland, CA in a private practice setting. I have 12+ years of clinical experience working with adults in short and long-term psychotherapy with a range of issues including depression, work related stress, anxiety, relationship issues, substance abuse/dependence issues, issues related to sexuality and sexual orientation, and emotional issues related to the challenge of adapting to chronic medical problems.
(510) 746-8676 View (510) 746-8676
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Bach Flower Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT , #105026
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94609  (Online Only)
I believe that each client is unique like are the reasons sought for healing. As Depth Psychotherapist (Bilingual Spanish), I bring my clinical experience to the field of Bach Flower Therapy by providing guidance and counsel to each client wanting to benefit from its applications towards finding psychological and emotional balance. I see my therapeutic role as co-creating a safe/caring space that assists you embodying your most fulfilled and creative self. It is deeply inspiring for me to assist you on your sacred journey towards self-growth and healing.
I believe that each client is unique like are the reasons sought for healing. As Depth Psychotherapist (Bilingual Spanish), I bring my clinical experience to the field of Bach Flower Therapy by providing guidance and counsel to each client wanting to benefit from its applications towards finding psychological and emotional balance. I see my therapeutic role as co-creating a safe/caring space that assists you embodying your most fulfilled and creative self. It is deeply inspiring for me to assist you on your sacred journey towards self-growth and healing.
(510) 330-1672 View (510) 330-1672
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Jennifer Valera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94611
—- Feel Better. —- Taking care of yourself, problem-solving and thoughtful pacing can help. My strong suit is navigating transitions: health, family, academic/professional-life, partnership and parenthood. Interested in supervision or practice-building for mental health clinicians? See my website for more info.
—- Feel Better. —- Taking care of yourself, problem-solving and thoughtful pacing can help. My strong suit is navigating transitions: health, family, academic/professional-life, partnership and parenthood. Interested in supervision or practice-building for mental health clinicians? See my website for more info.
(510) 945-3409 View (510) 945-3409
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Kristy Shanks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94618
Do you have difficulty maintaining healthy relationships? Are you anxious or depressed? Are you having difficulty connecting with others? I am here to support you in expressing your feelings, acknowledging your lived experiences, and navigating relationships.
Do you have difficulty maintaining healthy relationships? Are you anxious or depressed? Are you having difficulty connecting with others? I am here to support you in expressing your feelings, acknowledging your lived experiences, and navigating relationships.
(510) 631-0424 View (510) 631-0424
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Mark Bronnenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94609
One of the most important elements necessary for deep, self-reflective therapy is the presence of a respectful, emotionally engaged, and caring environment. Successful therapy hinges on the quality of the relationship. Over my 25 year career of working with both individuals and couples, my approach has been to engage people on several levels: addressing the current situation, early life experiences, conscious and unconscious parts of the psyche, as well as the underlying dynamics that interfere with progress toward healing and wholeness. I approach each individual based on the unique and specific circumstances of his or her life.
One of the most important elements necessary for deep, self-reflective therapy is the presence of a respectful, emotionally engaged, and caring environment. Successful therapy hinges on the quality of the relationship. Over my 25 year career of working with both individuals and couples, my approach has been to engage people on several levels: addressing the current situation, early life experiences, conscious and unconscious parts of the psyche, as well as the underlying dynamics that interfere with progress toward healing and wholeness. I approach each individual based on the unique and specific circumstances of his or her life.
(415) 944-3974 View (415) 944-3974
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Pali Khalsa, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94618
There are so many reasons to enter therapy and I consider myself privileged to have the opportunity to hear your story and earn your trust. I specialize in supporting clients who are struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, people-pleasing, self-judgment, OCD, and various relationship issues. Additionally, I have expertise in helping those who want to take a non-diet approach to bulimia, binge eating disorders, and compulsive/emotional eating concerns. In general, I work well with clients who feel stuck using coping strategies that no longer feel good and are ready to move in a new direction.
There are so many reasons to enter therapy and I consider myself privileged to have the opportunity to hear your story and earn your trust. I specialize in supporting clients who are struggling with anxiety, perfectionism, people-pleasing, self-judgment, OCD, and various relationship issues. Additionally, I have expertise in helping those who want to take a non-diet approach to bulimia, binge eating disorders, and compulsive/emotional eating concerns. In general, I work well with clients who feel stuck using coping strategies that no longer feel good and are ready to move in a new direction.
(415) 877-6199 View (415) 877-6199
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Xuel Sun
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
North Oakland, Oakland, CA 94609
You feel stuck in your relationships. Feeling stuck with too many things you are navigating . You are out of touch with your needs and desires or how to communicate them effectively. You hate the fighting but don't know how to slow down. That's why I'm here to help. I support you build inner resources so that you can be unfazed by judgements and challenges, centered in your self-love and clarity, have ease in giving and receiving, communicating and decision-making. I am especially skilled in helping multicultural, marginalized identities, neurodivergent, poly/CNM couples with communication, trauma and intimacy.
You feel stuck in your relationships. Feeling stuck with too many things you are navigating . You are out of touch with your needs and desires or how to communicate them effectively. You hate the fighting but don't know how to slow down. That's why I'm here to help. I support you build inner resources so that you can be unfazed by judgements and challenges, centered in your self-love and clarity, have ease in giving and receiving, communicating and decision-making. I am especially skilled in helping multicultural, marginalized identities, neurodivergent, poly/CNM couples with communication, trauma and intimacy.
(341) 888-6560 View (341) 888-6560

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Number of Therapists in North Oakland, Oakland, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in North Oakland, Oakland, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
72% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

48% Aetna
43% Other
36% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in North Oakland, Oakland, CA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
21% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Oakland, Oakland?

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.