Therapists in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA

Photo of Laura Parker, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Laura Parker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
Do you want more aliveness in your life, your love, your work, your play? Do you want to develop the skills to engage more creatively and effectively with the challenges you face? I help you to understand and change relationship conflict; communicate more honestly and effectively; recover from grief and loss; stop giving your power away - exude more natural authority and self-possession; move on from addictions and other self-defeating behavior patterns; deal with anger, depression, worry, shame, and self-criticism.
Do you want more aliveness in your life, your love, your work, your play? Do you want to develop the skills to engage more creatively and effectively with the challenges you face? I help you to understand and change relationship conflict; communicate more honestly and effectively; recover from grief and loss; stop giving your power away - exude more natural authority and self-possession; move on from addictions and other self-defeating behavior patterns; deal with anger, depression, worry, shame, and self-criticism.
(541) 293-6846 View (541) 293-6846
Photo of Kirsten Maier, Psychologist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Kirsten Maier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
I offer professional and experienced support to make enduring changes. If you are looking at this, you may be having a time of suffering or you may be looking for ways to thrive in your life. Psychotherapy is based on solid research and the world’s wisdom traditions, and is an experience between us that is unique to you. I believe it is the most important journey you can take to move towards healing and living a rich, meaningful life.
I offer professional and experienced support to make enduring changes. If you are looking at this, you may be having a time of suffering or you may be looking for ways to thrive in your life. Psychotherapy is based on solid research and the world’s wisdom traditions, and is an experience between us that is unique to you. I believe it is the most important journey you can take to move towards healing and living a rich, meaningful life.
(510) 592-6835 View (510) 592-6835
Photo of Michiko Tamate, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Michiko Tamate
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
Sometimes it can be very difficult to get relief from emotional problems on your own. It's hard to dedicate the time and space to figure it out. Often the situation feels too confusing and hopeless to confront alone. In my practice, I work together with people grappling with universal struggles such as how to connect with others more freely and build healthy relationships, how to identify work that is meaningful to you and feel successful doing it, how to be more accepting of yourself, and how to move on from past trauma and disappointments.
Sometimes it can be very difficult to get relief from emotional problems on your own. It's hard to dedicate the time and space to figure it out. Often the situation feels too confusing and hopeless to confront alone. In my practice, I work together with people grappling with universal struggles such as how to connect with others more freely and build healthy relationships, how to identify work that is meaningful to you and feel successful doing it, how to be more accepting of yourself, and how to move on from past trauma and disappointments.
(415) 787-3913 View (415) 787-3913
Photo of Larry Tonberg Edwards, Psychologist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Larry Tonberg Edwards
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to develop a new compassionate understanding of yourself and your relationship to others. Whether you are looking for symptom relief or personal growth, the work of psychotherapy begins with establishing a trusting relationship with the therapist who will be your guide, ally, and occasionally your nemesis in exploration. I encourage my clients to become relentlessly curious about themselves by carefully looking at their past and present relationships and the patterns of their emotional and psychological lives.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to develop a new compassionate understanding of yourself and your relationship to others. Whether you are looking for symptom relief or personal growth, the work of psychotherapy begins with establishing a trusting relationship with the therapist who will be your guide, ally, and occasionally your nemesis in exploration. I encourage my clients to become relentlessly curious about themselves by carefully looking at their past and present relationships and the patterns of their emotional and psychological lives.
(510) 403-8479 View (510) 403-8479
Photo of Jackie Brookman, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Jackie Brookman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603  (Online Only)
If your life feels diminished by chronic anxiety, panic, depression and just feeling out of place, I can help you. As a seasoned therapist, I will collaborate with you to shift from a life of limitations to one of choice and options. Using an integrative approach of IFS (Internal Family Systems), Somatic-Attachment and Relational Psychotherapy, our work will help you change your personal narrative to be aligned to who you want to be in the world in the present. You'll gain confidence and skills to support your emotional regulation and comfort in living in the present.
If your life feels diminished by chronic anxiety, panic, depression and just feeling out of place, I can help you. As a seasoned therapist, I will collaborate with you to shift from a life of limitations to one of choice and options. Using an integrative approach of IFS (Internal Family Systems), Somatic-Attachment and Relational Psychotherapy, our work will help you change your personal narrative to be aligned to who you want to be in the world in the present. You'll gain confidence and skills to support your emotional regulation and comfort in living in the present.
(510) 269-2469 View (510) 269-2469
Photo of Be Curious Therapy, Jean Pappalardo, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Be Curious Therapy, Jean Pappalardo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603  (Online Only)
I work with clients in CA and FL. I provide individual (not couples) therapy to curious people who are ready to get to work! I specialize in working with Black, POC, & LGBTQIA+ individuals and Fat/bigger-bodied people of all genders.
I work with clients in CA and FL. I provide individual (not couples) therapy to curious people who are ready to get to work! I specialize in working with Black, POC, & LGBTQIA+ individuals and Fat/bigger-bodied people of all genders.
(310) 425-3783 View (310) 425-3783
Photo of Nicole Ann Livingston, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Nicole Ann Livingston
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SAP
Verified
11 Endorsed
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603  (Online Only)
Using a strengths based approach that assumes wellness is within each of us and needs guidance to be fully realized, my style is collaborative and client centered. I teach skills and techniques to help improve daily life while also helping you explore and address the root causes of suffering and unhappiness so that healing can take place. I draw on a wide range of treatment modalities, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Self Psychology, IFS, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, motivational counseling and mindfulness. Therapy is tailored to address your particular needs, strengths and desires at the time you enter treatment.
Using a strengths based approach that assumes wellness is within each of us and needs guidance to be fully realized, my style is collaborative and client centered. I teach skills and techniques to help improve daily life while also helping you explore and address the root causes of suffering and unhappiness so that healing can take place. I draw on a wide range of treatment modalities, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Self Psychology, IFS, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, motivational counseling and mindfulness. Therapy is tailored to address your particular needs, strengths and desires at the time you enter treatment.
(415) 799-1838 View (415) 799-1838
Photo of Sally C. Cohen, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Sally C. Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
As an experienced therapist in private practice, I work with people of all ages who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges through different stages of the life cycle. I work collaboratively to help people reach their goals while offering insight and support. I offer a unique and thoughtful approach, developed through years of experience working with hundreds of individuals, teens and parents.
As an experienced therapist in private practice, I work with people of all ages who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges through different stages of the life cycle. I work collaboratively to help people reach their goals while offering insight and support. I offer a unique and thoughtful approach, developed through years of experience working with hundreds of individuals, teens and parents.
(510) 648-3202 View (510) 648-3202
Photo of Giovanni Chisholm, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Giovanni Chisholm
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603  (Online Only)
My client’s are those seeking to manage the impact depression and anxiety has on their ability to feel safe, confident and connected in the world. Depression and anxiety can impact our motivations to be in the relationships we hold dear to us, including; our professional identities, family relationships, romantic partnerships and parenting. Managing this can be exhausting and I’d like to support you with these challenges.
My client’s are those seeking to manage the impact depression and anxiety has on their ability to feel safe, confident and connected in the world. Depression and anxiety can impact our motivations to be in the relationships we hold dear to us, including; our professional identities, family relationships, romantic partnerships and parenting. Managing this can be exhausting and I’d like to support you with these challenges.
(707) 984-4164 View (707) 984-4164
Photo of Emily Mendez, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Emily Mendez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603  (Online Only)
Many people today are feeling isolated and struggling to find the support they need, but it doesn’t have to be this way. I walk with adults through depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and grief to help them find their strength again. I provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space for the exploration of emotional pain.
Many people today are feeling isolated and struggling to find the support they need, but it doesn’t have to be this way. I walk with adults through depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and grief to help them find their strength again. I provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space for the exploration of emotional pain.
(510) 892-5701 View (510) 892-5701
Photo of Tanya Simpson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Tanya Simpson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
My name is Tanya Simpson. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Sacramento, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults ages 24 and older. I specialize in treating anxiety, stress, depression, and grief and loss. My focus is working with adults, ages 24 and older, primarily using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, and grief and loss to help you live your best. My primary approach to therapy is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT.
My name is Tanya Simpson. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Sacramento, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults ages 24 and older. I specialize in treating anxiety, stress, depression, and grief and loss. My focus is working with adults, ages 24 and older, primarily using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, and grief and loss to help you live your best. My primary approach to therapy is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT.
(805) 303-2869 View (805) 303-2869
Photo of Julie Stefan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Julie Stefan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
My name is Julie Stefan, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, CA, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in individuals experiencing stress and anxiety/depression due to chronic illness or recovering from a traumatic injury or health condition. Using an eclectic, supportive approach I aim to help my clients feel cared for and to improve their current mood.
My name is Julie Stefan, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Orange County, CA, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in individuals experiencing stress and anxiety/depression due to chronic illness or recovering from a traumatic injury or health condition. Using an eclectic, supportive approach I aim to help my clients feel cared for and to improve their current mood.
(408) 692-9270 View (408) 692-9270
Photo of Christine Mukai, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Christine Mukai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck or misunderstood and often have strong reactions towards others and can't seem to figure out if it's you or others? Often times our cultural identity and values intertwine into our current relationships creating tensions, stress and challenges. Our differences in communication styles, thinking patterns and ways of expressing our feelings maybe the reasons we are experiencing stress in our lives and our relationships. Psychotherapy can provide the opportunity for us to explore the distress and difficulties in your relationships in a safe space and deepen your self reflection of unconscious behaviors and patterns.
Do you feel stuck or misunderstood and often have strong reactions towards others and can't seem to figure out if it's you or others? Often times our cultural identity and values intertwine into our current relationships creating tensions, stress and challenges. Our differences in communication styles, thinking patterns and ways of expressing our feelings maybe the reasons we are experiencing stress in our lives and our relationships. Psychotherapy can provide the opportunity for us to explore the distress and difficulties in your relationships in a safe space and deepen your self reflection of unconscious behaviors and patterns.
(510) 216-1737 View (510) 216-1737
Photo of Sandra Rentfrow, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Sandra Rentfrow
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
Welcome, my name is Sandra Rentfrow and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). My practice is located in Fresno, California, and work with clients in California via telehealth. I have experience working with youth, adolescents, and adults for the past 15 years. At this time I am scheduling appointments to work with adults using MI, CBT, and ACT to help improve their quality of life by increasing awareness to promote positive thinking and behavior patterns. My therapeutic approach begins with Motivating Interviewing (MI) for assessment purposes and to increase awareness.
Welcome, my name is Sandra Rentfrow and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). My practice is located in Fresno, California, and work with clients in California via telehealth. I have experience working with youth, adolescents, and adults for the past 15 years. At this time I am scheduling appointments to work with adults using MI, CBT, and ACT to help improve their quality of life by increasing awareness to promote positive thinking and behavior patterns. My therapeutic approach begins with Motivating Interviewing (MI) for assessment purposes and to increase awareness.
(909) 506-2370 View (909) 506-2370
Photo of Marcia Berger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Marcia Berger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
Hello, I'm Marcia Naomi Berger, an experienced, well-trained individual and couple's therapist. I integrate process, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches for each person's unique situation. I'm practical, friendly, accepting, and the author of two helpful books: "Marriage Minded: An A-To-Z Dating Guide for Lasting Love," and "Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You've Always Wanted." I typically work with clients who have relationship issues with a marriage or romantic partner, a family member, or a work associate.
Hello, I'm Marcia Naomi Berger, an experienced, well-trained individual and couple's therapist. I integrate process, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic approaches for each person's unique situation. I'm practical, friendly, accepting, and the author of two helpful books: "Marriage Minded: An A-To-Z Dating Guide for Lasting Love," and "Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You've Always Wanted." I typically work with clients who have relationship issues with a marriage or romantic partner, a family member, or a work associate.
(562) 222-5615 View (562) 222-5615
Photo of Philip Huang, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Philip Huang
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
Do you feel empty and ashamed after a sexual binge? Does your pursuit of sex or porn negatively impact your daily function and relationships? I work with men to break the binge/purge cycle, repair relationships, and develop a sexual practice that's healthy and fulfilling. I also work with couples on issues related to porn, sex, and infidelity.
Do you feel empty and ashamed after a sexual binge? Does your pursuit of sex or porn negatively impact your daily function and relationships? I work with men to break the binge/purge cycle, repair relationships, and develop a sexual practice that's healthy and fulfilling. I also work with couples on issues related to porn, sex, and infidelity.
(510) 574-8629 View (510) 574-8629
Photo of Amanda Morales, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Amanda Morales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
Hello! My name is Amanda Morales and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Work based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with individuals and couples. I have experience working with clients dealing with relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, foster care and adoption related issues, parenting, loss, grief, and more. My approach is client-centered and determined by the client's needs. I have used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Inner Child Model, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, grief and loss models, and attachment-based therapy models.
Hello! My name is Amanda Morales and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Work based in Southern California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with individuals and couples. I have experience working with clients dealing with relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, foster care and adoption related issues, parenting, loss, grief, and more. My approach is client-centered and determined by the client's needs. I have used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Inner Child Model, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, grief and loss models, and attachment-based therapy models.
(619) 485-6506 View (619) 485-6506
Photo of Kathleen Wilson-Parish, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Kathleen Wilson-Parish
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
For the past 21 years I have been an available and willing partner on heart health wellness journeys. My work in non-profit settings, private practice and behavioral health agencies has been a welcoming encouragement to "give back" to my community. It is my honor to partner with you in exploring options to define and achieve a "preferred future" for your heart health wellness. I offer you a confidential, nonjudgmental setting for your comfort and healing. It is my hope you will receive the care, kindness and healing you deserve. I offer you day, evening and Saturday appointments; in person or video. You matter!
For the past 21 years I have been an available and willing partner on heart health wellness journeys. My work in non-profit settings, private practice and behavioral health agencies has been a welcoming encouragement to "give back" to my community. It is my honor to partner with you in exploring options to define and achieve a "preferred future" for your heart health wellness. I offer you a confidential, nonjudgmental setting for your comfort and healing. It is my hope you will receive the care, kindness and healing you deserve. I offer you day, evening and Saturday appointments; in person or video. You matter!
(209) 231-4983 View (209) 231-4983
Photo of Yolanda Bolden, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Yolanda Bolden
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
My name is Yolanda Bolden and I am an Associate Marriage Family Therapist (AMFT). I graduated from Holy Names University where I earned my Bachelor’s and Master's Degree in Psychology. In addition to working at A to Z Psychotherapy, I am also a Behavioral Health Clinician with Alameda County Health Care Services. I have over 25 years of experience working with children, young women and young adults in the Christian Community as a bible study teacher, and group facilitator.
My name is Yolanda Bolden and I am an Associate Marriage Family Therapist (AMFT). I graduated from Holy Names University where I earned my Bachelor’s and Master's Degree in Psychology. In addition to working at A to Z Psychotherapy, I am also a Behavioral Health Clinician with Alameda County Health Care Services. I have over 25 years of experience working with children, young women and young adults in the Christian Community as a bible study teacher, and group facilitator.
(209) 886-2428 View (209) 886-2428
Photo of Jeneba Young, Marriage & Family Therapist in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA
Jeneba Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA 94603
My name is Jeneba Young. I cater to African American millennial women who need assistance with tapping into their feminine energy. I am passionate about empowering African American millennial women navigate through relationship with themselves and others. I cater to women struggling with tapping into their feminine strength and inversely causing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and life transitions. If you are ready to awaken your natural feminine strength, embrace womanhood, and express their inner truths lets speak!
My name is Jeneba Young. I cater to African American millennial women who need assistance with tapping into their feminine energy. I am passionate about empowering African American millennial women navigate through relationship with themselves and others. I cater to women struggling with tapping into their feminine strength and inversely causing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, and life transitions. If you are ready to awaken your natural feminine strength, embrace womanhood, and express their inner truths lets speak!
(415) 429-7809 View (415) 429-7809

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in North Stonehurst, Oakland, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$185

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

82% Depression
76% Anxiety
64% Relationship Issues
58% Grief
58% Trauma and PTSD
55% Life Transitions
52% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
82% Optum

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

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
17% Male
10% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Stonehurst, 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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