Therapists in Uptown, Oakland, CA

Photo of Ricka L. White-Soso, MSW, LCSW, BIP, CEAT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ricka L. White-Soso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BIP, CEAT
Verified Verified
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612
Not accepting new clients
Living well - mind, body & spirit - is the goal many strive for daily. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you find it hard to keep all the balls of life going. Working as a professional Social Worker for many years in hospitals and various other settings has afforded me the opportunity to have extensive experiences with clients that have had multiple needs. My specialties include: general life adjustments, crisis intervention, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, mild to chronic medical conditions and illnesses, interpersonal violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault), community violence, re-entry and adoption/foster care issues.
Living well - mind, body & spirit - is the goal many strive for daily. However, sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you find it hard to keep all the balls of life going. Working as a professional Social Worker for many years in hospitals and various other settings has afforded me the opportunity to have extensive experiences with clients that have had multiple needs. My specialties include: general life adjustments, crisis intervention, grief and loss, substance abuse, trauma, mild to chronic medical conditions and illnesses, interpersonal violence (Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Assault), community violence, re-entry and adoption/foster care issues.
(510) 221-6652 View (510) 221-6652
Photo of Freddie Barahona, MA LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Freddie Barahona
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
Hello. Bienvenidos. If you find yourself in a difficult place in life and need extra support then you have come to the right place. I specialize in helping individuals seeking to heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I have training in numerous modalities of therapy and I am committed to finding the one that works for you. Yo me especializo en tratar ansiedad, depresion, trauma, y problemas de relaciones. Incorporo muchas tecnicas distintas muy efectivas para que ud. pueda volver a retomar las riendas en su vida.
Hello. Bienvenidos. If you find yourself in a difficult place in life and need extra support then you have come to the right place. I specialize in helping individuals seeking to heal from anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I have training in numerous modalities of therapy and I am committed to finding the one that works for you. Yo me especializo en tratar ansiedad, depresion, trauma, y problemas de relaciones. Incorporo muchas tecnicas distintas muy efectivas para que ud. pueda volver a retomar las riendas en su vida.
(510) 945-3412 View (510) 945-3412
Photo of Vincenza Jamie Baldino, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Vincenza Jamie Baldino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
My work is guided by the tenet, Life is Relationship. If we can trust our stories to a therapist, that therapeutic relationship can transform us. Self-acceptance, and calm return. I listen compassionately to others to understand what is inhibiting their motivation and self-confidence. I consider lifestyle practices, relationships, use of substances; healthy and unhealthy habits, and one's sense of belonging. My clients and I together identify what helps them change. Some practices and tools I use to guide my work are: talk therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness and stress management practices derived from Yogic philosophy and practices.
My work is guided by the tenet, Life is Relationship. If we can trust our stories to a therapist, that therapeutic relationship can transform us. Self-acceptance, and calm return. I listen compassionately to others to understand what is inhibiting their motivation and self-confidence. I consider lifestyle practices, relationships, use of substances; healthy and unhealthy habits, and one's sense of belonging. My clients and I together identify what helps them change. Some practices and tools I use to guide my work are: talk therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness and stress management practices derived from Yogic philosophy and practices.
(510) 279-4427 View (510) 279-4427
Photo of Jack Grabon, LCSW, CPC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jack Grabon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CPC
Verified Verified
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
What is it you're trying to shift or change? What do you want more or less of? I start wherever you're at. It's that simple, while striving to do that in a profound way. My aim is to help you help yourself. Combining the practices of psychotherapy & life coaching have allowed me to dive deeper with people to help them become their best selves. When I'm not doing therapy, I'm making music, hiking, surfing, or reading something thought-provoking. I may even recommend books, movies, etc. to help you dive even deeper and get the most out of our time together. Are you ready to work through your past and move froward in your life?
What is it you're trying to shift or change? What do you want more or less of? I start wherever you're at. It's that simple, while striving to do that in a profound way. My aim is to help you help yourself. Combining the practices of psychotherapy & life coaching have allowed me to dive deeper with people to help them become their best selves. When I'm not doing therapy, I'm making music, hiking, surfing, or reading something thought-provoking. I may even recommend books, movies, etc. to help you dive even deeper and get the most out of our time together. Are you ready to work through your past and move froward in your life?
(310) 873-6790 View (310) 873-6790
Photo of Natalye Pearson, MA, PsyD, Psychologist
Natalye Pearson
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
When you've decided to get help, seeking a psychologist you feel comfortable with is as important as their skill and training. If I'm so honored to have you as my client, you'll find I utilize an integrated approach; a mix of gentle yet direct communication, mindfulness, cultural dynamics including family systems, psychoeducation, skill building using cognitive behavioral techniques, and of course explorative questions that help to uncover the emotional obstacles to your healing and progression in life.
When you've decided to get help, seeking a psychologist you feel comfortable with is as important as their skill and training. If I'm so honored to have you as my client, you'll find I utilize an integrated approach; a mix of gentle yet direct communication, mindfulness, cultural dynamics including family systems, psychoeducation, skill building using cognitive behavioral techniques, and of course explorative questions that help to uncover the emotional obstacles to your healing and progression in life.
(510) 953-5678 View (510) 953-5678
Photo of Hawlan Ng, PsyD, Psychologist
Hawlan Ng
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612
If you are struggling with unbearable feelings, loneliness, identity issues, shame, guilt, and/or relationship difficulties, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore yourself in relation to your world. My approach rests on the belief that our ways of understanding and coping with the present may be limited by our previous experiences. By working together, we find new expanded ways to help you understand and cope more effectively.
If you are struggling with unbearable feelings, loneliness, identity issues, shame, guilt, and/or relationship difficulties, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore yourself in relation to your world. My approach rests on the belief that our ways of understanding and coping with the present may be limited by our previous experiences. By working together, we find new expanded ways to help you understand and cope more effectively.
(415) 965-3587 View (415) 965-3587
Photo of Michael MacLafferty, MFTI, Marriage & Family Therapist
Michael MacLafferty
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFTI
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612
I provide a spacious and patient setting that works especially well for those who struggle with feeling different/not fitting in, self-criticism, and/or setting firm boundaries. I believe there is a natural movement toward wholeness and integrity, given the right environment. I believe all parts of you are valuable, even the ones that seem dark and nasty. Many clients have appreciated a place to say things that could not be spoken elsewhere. I give guidance now and then, but am more interested in seeing where the process goes naturally and spontaneously, through conversation and understanding.
I provide a spacious and patient setting that works especially well for those who struggle with feeling different/not fitting in, self-criticism, and/or setting firm boundaries. I believe there is a natural movement toward wholeness and integrity, given the right environment. I believe all parts of you are valuable, even the ones that seem dark and nasty. Many clients have appreciated a place to say things that could not be spoken elsewhere. I give guidance now and then, but am more interested in seeing where the process goes naturally and spontaneously, through conversation and understanding.
(415) 475-0837 View (415) 475-0837
Lauren Ores Phillips
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612
I provide psychotherapy for adults, teenagers and children, consultation regarding parenting issues, and play therapy for children with behavioral or emotional issues. My work with adults has covered a broad spectrum - from people who are having problems with relationships or need help with stress management and coping skills, to people suffering from anxiety disorders and depression. I specialize in women's issues and life transitions. My goal is to help people get through difficult and challenging times and see opportunities for growth.
I provide psychotherapy for adults, teenagers and children, consultation regarding parenting issues, and play therapy for children with behavioral or emotional issues. My work with adults has covered a broad spectrum - from people who are having problems with relationships or need help with stress management and coping skills, to people suffering from anxiety disorders and depression. I specialize in women's issues and life transitions. My goal is to help people get through difficult and challenging times and see opportunities for growth.
(510) 858-0654 View (510) 858-0654
Photo of Russ Groom, PsyD, MA, Psychologist
Russ Groom
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I, too, have found myself in troubling times on occasion during my life, and have been most fortunate when I have good people on my side when I am having a problem. As different as we all are, we all run into tough times and it can be helpful then to have someone on our side.
I, too, have found myself in troubling times on occasion during my life, and have been most fortunate when I have good people on my side when I am having a problem. As different as we all are, we all run into tough times and it can be helpful then to have someone on our side.
(510) 480-3797 View (510) 480-3797
Gregg E Bernstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612
I have many years of experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, life transitions, addictions of all types, and relationship and identity issues. I think my strength is that I approach people on a very human level, with respect, caring and humor. I feel "we are all in the same boat" (including me) and that we all need someone to take us seriously, listen carefully and know how hard it is to be vulnerable to a 'stranger'. I will do my very best to help you create the life you want. I have lost a child, so I have a special sensitivity to grieving parents and their challenges.
I have many years of experience in dealing with anxiety, depression, loss, life transitions, addictions of all types, and relationship and identity issues. I think my strength is that I approach people on a very human level, with respect, caring and humor. I feel "we are all in the same boat" (including me) and that we all need someone to take us seriously, listen carefully and know how hard it is to be vulnerable to a 'stranger'. I will do my very best to help you create the life you want. I have lost a child, so I have a special sensitivity to grieving parents and their challenges.
(510) 817-2108 View (510) 817-2108
Photo of undefined - Adam Eigner-Herrera, PhD, PhD, Psychologist
Adam Eigner-Herrera, PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612
If you want a more satisfying relationship or an improved sex life, consult with a California and New Mexico licensed psychologist with over 25 years experience working successfully with individuals and couples from many cultures, with specialized training in effective treatment of couples and sexual issues. Having shifted my practice to a couples specialty over the last decade, I now work 95% with couples, plus a few individuals focusing on relationship issues. I provide tele/video-therapy to clients anywhere in California or New Mexico and in person in Santa Fe. Call me for a free telephone consultation.
If you want a more satisfying relationship or an improved sex life, consult with a California and New Mexico licensed psychologist with over 25 years experience working successfully with individuals and couples from many cultures, with specialized training in effective treatment of couples and sexual issues. Having shifted my practice to a couples specialty over the last decade, I now work 95% with couples, plus a few individuals focusing on relationship issues. I provide tele/video-therapy to clients anywhere in California or New Mexico and in person in Santa Fe. Call me for a free telephone consultation.
(510) 592-4933 View (510) 592-4933
Photo of Lai Chien, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Lai Chien
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
Collaborative, respectful, direct, and compassionate psychotherapy. My hopes are to widen the breadth of communication in the Asian Community by reducing the stigma towards mental health and help to dispel the concepts of the model minority and empower clients to nurture their own growth and resilience towards balanced homeostasis. Currently accepting children, couples, and families.
Collaborative, respectful, direct, and compassionate psychotherapy. My hopes are to widen the breadth of communication in the Asian Community by reducing the stigma towards mental health and help to dispel the concepts of the model minority and empower clients to nurture their own growth and resilience towards balanced homeostasis. Currently accepting children, couples, and families.
(510) 256-7863 View (510) 256-7863
Photo of Peggy Handler, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Peggy Handler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612
Do you long for a deeper sense of peace, wholeness and connection to life? Do repetitive patterns prevent you from having a fulfilling life and satisfying relationships? Any issue or symptom, such as addiction, depression or anxiety, or an underlying sense of disconnection, fear or doubt, is a message from your unconscious that something inside Is out of alignment. We will collaboratively explore your experiences and their meaning to help you connect to yourself and life in a fuller and more satisfying way.
Do you long for a deeper sense of peace, wholeness and connection to life? Do repetitive patterns prevent you from having a fulfilling life and satisfying relationships? Any issue or symptom, such as addiction, depression or anxiety, or an underlying sense of disconnection, fear or doubt, is a message from your unconscious that something inside Is out of alignment. We will collaboratively explore your experiences and their meaning to help you connect to yourself and life in a fuller and more satisfying way.
(415) 630-5753 View (415) 630-5753
Photo of Stephanie Stolorow, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Stephanie Stolorow
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
Do you sometimes find yourself feeling anxious or depressed but you're not sure why? Or is there something specific in your life causing you distress? Would you like to feel more authentic or whole in connecting to your partner or others? Therapy can help you find clarity, resources, and direction in your life and relationships. Therapy with me provides you with a safe space where you are invited and encouraged to bring out any parts of yourself that need room for expression. Expressing and working through hurt, stuck, confused, and also joyful parts can in turn contribute to your sense of wholeness and health.
Do you sometimes find yourself feeling anxious or depressed but you're not sure why? Or is there something specific in your life causing you distress? Would you like to feel more authentic or whole in connecting to your partner or others? Therapy can help you find clarity, resources, and direction in your life and relationships. Therapy with me provides you with a safe space where you are invited and encouraged to bring out any parts of yourself that need room for expression. Expressing and working through hurt, stuck, confused, and also joyful parts can in turn contribute to your sense of wholeness and health.
(415) 301-3671 View (415) 301-3671
Photo of Shirin Shoai, MA, MFT, L3 IFS, Marriage & Family Therapist
Shirin Shoai
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, L3 IFS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612
If you often find yourself feeling out of place or struggling inside—even though other people think you have it all together—I can help. I work with individual adults who are familiar with psychotherapy and want deeper, root-level healing for symptoms related to anxiety and relational trauma. This can include concerns around relationships, life transitions, overthinking, people-pleasing, self-doubt, self-limiting beliefs and thought patterns, boundaries, and self-criticism. My style is active, spacious, and focused on supporting you in slowing down, tuning into yourself, and feeling the healing wisdom that thrives within you.
If you often find yourself feeling out of place or struggling inside—even though other people think you have it all together—I can help. I work with individual adults who are familiar with psychotherapy and want deeper, root-level healing for symptoms related to anxiety and relational trauma. This can include concerns around relationships, life transitions, overthinking, people-pleasing, self-doubt, self-limiting beliefs and thought patterns, boundaries, and self-criticism. My style is active, spacious, and focused on supporting you in slowing down, tuning into yourself, and feeling the healing wisdom that thrives within you.
(415) 366-8346 View (415) 366-8346
Photo of Lisa Gendzwill, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lisa Gendzwill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612
I work with clients to help them heal from symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. Therapy provides an opportunity to be completely yourself, without regard to the pressures or demands of the world around you. When you feel safe, you're more free to talk about change. I'll help you build upon your strengths and support you in becoming more aware of patterns that hold you back from achieving your goals. Together, we take a close look at those patterns and work towards healthier options. I believe therapy is an important investment in health and will help you create the foundation for a satisfied life.
I work with clients to help them heal from symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. Therapy provides an opportunity to be completely yourself, without regard to the pressures or demands of the world around you. When you feel safe, you're more free to talk about change. I'll help you build upon your strengths and support you in becoming more aware of patterns that hold you back from achieving your goals. Together, we take a close look at those patterns and work towards healthier options. I believe therapy is an important investment in health and will help you create the foundation for a satisfied life.
(925) 395-4892 View (925) 395-4892
Photo of Steven Foster, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Steven Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612
Hello! Welcome to my personal profile. I am Steve Foster, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist The majority of my experience has been in working with couples, married and otherwise, to improve communication in their relationships. "Taking the war out of words",and learning to take one another's perspective increase the likelihood of success in intimate relationships. I've also worked with those coping with substance dependency. I am a strong believer in the value of family, and in the power of living a clean and sober, recovery-centered life. Please feel free to call me to discuss your concerns.
Hello! Welcome to my personal profile. I am Steve Foster, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist The majority of my experience has been in working with couples, married and otherwise, to improve communication in their relationships. "Taking the war out of words",and learning to take one another's perspective increase the likelihood of success in intimate relationships. I've also worked with those coping with substance dependency. I am a strong believer in the value of family, and in the power of living a clean and sober, recovery-centered life. Please feel free to call me to discuss your concerns.
(415) 967-7940 View (415) 967-7940
Photo of Suzanne Hayne, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Suzanne Hayne
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612
I consider therapy a collaborative effort, guided by your needs. Through meaningful conversations I address your goals, your beliefs & their origins, and look at what's not working for you anymore. Therapy gives you the space you need to look at what is true to you by exploring your boundaries and willingness to go to uncomfortable places. I've been working in a private practice since 2008, first as an intern and now as a licensed clinician. I am attentive, warm, and compassionate. I take my work seriously & believe a little humor can aid in the healing process.
I consider therapy a collaborative effort, guided by your needs. Through meaningful conversations I address your goals, your beliefs & their origins, and look at what's not working for you anymore. Therapy gives you the space you need to look at what is true to you by exploring your boundaries and willingness to go to uncomfortable places. I've been working in a private practice since 2008, first as an intern and now as a licensed clinician. I am attentive, warm, and compassionate. I take my work seriously & believe a little humor can aid in the healing process.
(510) 228-4496 View (510) 228-4496
Photo of Michael Torres, PsyD, Psychologist
Michael Torres
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612
I look forward to addressing your individual needs. I specialize in treating adolescent issues of all types with a specific focus on depression and mood disorders. I also offer services for people suffering from addiction, in all its forms. I work with adolescence, adults and couples, and of course with the entire family when indicated. I am considered a technical eclectic, which means I use whatever theoretical approach I feel will work best for your situation. We will also draw from film, literature, culture and spirituality in our sessions so that we can make use of your unique personal interests.
I look forward to addressing your individual needs. I specialize in treating adolescent issues of all types with a specific focus on depression and mood disorders. I also offer services for people suffering from addiction, in all its forms. I work with adolescence, adults and couples, and of course with the entire family when indicated. I am considered a technical eclectic, which means I use whatever theoretical approach I feel will work best for your situation. We will also draw from film, literature, culture and spirituality in our sessions so that we can make use of your unique personal interests.
(510) 768-7309 View (510) 768-7309
Photo of Vernon Lee, PhD, CSAT-S, Psychologist
Vernon Lee
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
Uptown, Oakland, CA 94612  (Online Only)
In a field with very few recognized experts, Dr. Lee is an acknowledged professional in the assessment and treatment of persons with addictive sexual disorders and domestic violence.Clients come to us for professional and compassionate guidance in creating the most appropriate treatment plan for their success.
In a field with very few recognized experts, Dr. Lee is an acknowledged professional in the assessment and treatment of persons with addictive sexual disorders and domestic violence.Clients come to us for professional and compassionate guidance in creating the most appropriate treatment plan for their success.
(415) 842-4206 View (415) 842-4206

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Uptown, Oakland, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in Uptown, Oakland, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Life Transitions
66% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Other
55% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Uptown, Oakland, CA see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
28% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Uptown, 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.