Therapists in Palmdale, CA

Photo of Lenora Briggs, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Lenora Briggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93551  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing difficulty in your relationship? Life got you stressed out? Not connecting with your children and/or spouse? Maybe you just need someone to talk to that you feel you can trust with your secrets. Let me help. I can work with you and help you sort things out. In our journey of your self-discovery let me assist you in exploring you and finding the direction you would like your life to continue in.
Are you experiencing difficulty in your relationship? Life got you stressed out? Not connecting with your children and/or spouse? Maybe you just need someone to talk to that you feel you can trust with your secrets. Let me help. I can work with you and help you sort things out. In our journey of your self-discovery let me assist you in exploring you and finding the direction you would like your life to continue in.
(661) 434-4819 View (661) 434-4819
Daniel Brezenoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93551
I hold a safe nonjudgmental space where you can explore, learn new tools, and challenge beliefs that aren't working anymore. I tailor my approach based on your needs and preferences. I specialize in working with adolescents, treating anxiety with or without medication, nontraditional lifestyles and experiences (polyamory, plant medicine, artists, neurodivergence), and people interested in deeply examining their choices, feelings, and beliefs.
I hold a safe nonjudgmental space where you can explore, learn new tools, and challenge beliefs that aren't working anymore. I tailor my approach based on your needs and preferences. I specialize in working with adolescents, treating anxiety with or without medication, nontraditional lifestyles and experiences (polyamory, plant medicine, artists, neurodivergence), and people interested in deeply examining their choices, feelings, and beliefs.
(661) 459-6185 View (661) 459-6185
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Kaylan Bryant
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93551  (Online Only)
My name is Kaylan Bryant, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked with various populations and have a diverse background including those who struggle with parenting, depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. I like to use a strength-based, collaborative, and culturally sensitive approach to therapy.
My name is Kaylan Bryant, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have worked with various populations and have a diverse background including those who struggle with parenting, depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. I like to use a strength-based, collaborative, and culturally sensitive approach to therapy.
(661) 228-8171 View (661) 228-8171
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Sandra Berger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93550
Sandra Berger a Marriage and Family Therapist (52999) with 16 years of experience. I work with a systemic, holistic, and depth-oriented approach. I focus on balancing personal needs and individual journeys against the background of our collective experiences. Sessions focus on optimizing our internal and external resources, improving the quality of our relationships, and increasing capacity to meet daily challenges. I enjoy working with clients 14 years old and up. Issues around identity and culture are particularly fascinating.
Sandra Berger a Marriage and Family Therapist (52999) with 16 years of experience. I work with a systemic, holistic, and depth-oriented approach. I focus on balancing personal needs and individual journeys against the background of our collective experiences. Sessions focus on optimizing our internal and external resources, improving the quality of our relationships, and increasing capacity to meet daily challenges. I enjoy working with clients 14 years old and up. Issues around identity and culture are particularly fascinating.
(661) 486-4109 View (661) 486-4109
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Susana Franco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93550
It is important to make meaning around our suffering, otherwise we are just suffering. As your therapist, I am committed to providing you with a safe space where you feel seen and heard. We all need extra support at different times in our lives. Growth is often something we tend to fear or avoid. It is uncomfortable, uncertain, but necessary to cultivate change.
It is important to make meaning around our suffering, otherwise we are just suffering. As your therapist, I am committed to providing you with a safe space where you feel seen and heard. We all need extra support at different times in our lives. Growth is often something we tend to fear or avoid. It is uncomfortable, uncertain, but necessary to cultivate change.
(661) 262-4564 View (661) 262-4564
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Nayeli Galarza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93551
Hello, my name is Nayeli. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have dedicated my career to helping others heal, grow and overcome obstacles in their life journey. I am a Bilingual Spanish professional that understands, on a professional and personal level, the difficulties of being multicultural. My work experience includes and is not limited to working with adults, children, and adolescents who struggle with depression, anxiety, psychosis, parenting, stress, trauma, and life transitions.
Hello, my name is Nayeli. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have dedicated my career to helping others heal, grow and overcome obstacles in their life journey. I am a Bilingual Spanish professional that understands, on a professional and personal level, the difficulties of being multicultural. My work experience includes and is not limited to working with adults, children, and adolescents who struggle with depression, anxiety, psychosis, parenting, stress, trauma, and life transitions.
(661) 535-1585 View (661) 535-1585
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Christine Denstaedt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93551
My name is Christine Denstaedt and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I appreciate the courage it takes to seek therapy. My foundational approach to therapy is based on how experiences create beliefs and beliefs influence our choice which can open our lives up for new possibilities. I am passionate about supporting people who are ready to discover how choice can lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
My name is Christine Denstaedt and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I appreciate the courage it takes to seek therapy. My foundational approach to therapy is based on how experiences create beliefs and beliefs influence our choice which can open our lives up for new possibilities. I am passionate about supporting people who are ready to discover how choice can lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(661) 475-6550 View (661) 475-6550
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Melyssa Macquarrie
Psychologist, CP
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93550
Hello, my name is Melyssa MacQuarrie. I've been a licensed psychologist for 20 years. I specialize in working anxiety, depression (including post-partum depression), PTSD, trauma, low self-esteem, stress, difficulty adjusting to changes, personality disorders, relationship problems, and communication issues. My main treatment approach is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is a research-backed approach that helps people gain insight into their problems and learn how to solve them. I'll meet you where you are in your life's journey and help you make choices for change in a compassionate, nonjudgmental setting.
Hello, my name is Melyssa MacQuarrie. I've been a licensed psychologist for 20 years. I specialize in working anxiety, depression (including post-partum depression), PTSD, trauma, low self-esteem, stress, difficulty adjusting to changes, personality disorders, relationship problems, and communication issues. My main treatment approach is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which is a research-backed approach that helps people gain insight into their problems and learn how to solve them. I'll meet you where you are in your life's journey and help you make choices for change in a compassionate, nonjudgmental setting.
(661) 927-4654 View (661) 927-4654
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Michael Hagan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93551
Hi, my name is Mike Hagan, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor (SUDCC). I offer a gentle, accepting environment to assist you or your family navigate issues related to addiction, relationships, life transitions, parenting, or living a fulfilling life as an older adult. I will work collaboratively with you to find ways to address all challenges related to living life on life’s terms particularly when dealing with alcohol and drug use, my chosen area of specialization.
Hi, my name is Mike Hagan, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor (SUDCC). I offer a gentle, accepting environment to assist you or your family navigate issues related to addiction, relationships, life transitions, parenting, or living a fulfilling life as an older adult. I will work collaboratively with you to find ways to address all challenges related to living life on life’s terms particularly when dealing with alcohol and drug use, my chosen area of specialization.
(661) 690-7774 View (661) 690-7774
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Gina Marquardt
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93590  (Online Only)
What if you could prove your doctor wrong and manage your anxiety without resorting to medication? Are you like many of my clients struggling with uncertainty around mounting bills, career concerns, or relationship/family issues that lead to anxiety or panic attacks? If this sounds like you, I want to introduce you to the three strategies my most successful clients use to turn off anxiety and turn on inner peace: 1. Master the skill of breathing techniques which relax your mind and body. 2. Reframe your inner dialogue to boost your self-esteem. 3. Learn to express your needs while respecting others.
What if you could prove your doctor wrong and manage your anxiety without resorting to medication? Are you like many of my clients struggling with uncertainty around mounting bills, career concerns, or relationship/family issues that lead to anxiety or panic attacks? If this sounds like you, I want to introduce you to the three strategies my most successful clients use to turn off anxiety and turn on inner peace: 1. Master the skill of breathing techniques which relax your mind and body. 2. Reframe your inner dialogue to boost your self-esteem. 3. Learn to express your needs while respecting others.
(747) 998-0216 View (747) 998-0216
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Irene Cortez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93550
Hello, I am Dr. Irene Cortez, DMFT; I hold a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy and I have my Licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy. My practice centers around working with individuals who are experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, and stressors. I have extensive history working with young children and adolescents regarding parenting skills, ADHD, and behavioral issues. In addition, I have extensive experience working with young and older adults. In my practice I work with patients who are learning to cope with depression, anxiety, and trauma symptoms.
Hello, I am Dr. Irene Cortez, DMFT; I hold a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy and I have my Licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy. My practice centers around working with individuals who are experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, and stressors. I have extensive history working with young children and adolescents regarding parenting skills, ADHD, and behavioral issues. In addition, I have extensive experience working with young and older adults. In my practice I work with patients who are learning to cope with depression, anxiety, and trauma symptoms.
(661) 690-7165 View (661) 690-7165
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Hannah Capps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93551
My name is Hannah Capps, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, CA. I provide therapy to clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults (18+) and specialize in treatment for depression, anxiety, and ADHD, as well as coping with life's stressors, big and small. I work with adults of any age- I have experience working with older adults, but also enjoy working with young adults as they deal with life transitions. I have worked extensively with depression, anxiety disorders, self-esteem concerns, and stress.
My name is Hannah Capps, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, CA. I provide therapy to clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults (18+) and specialize in treatment for depression, anxiety, and ADHD, as well as coping with life's stressors, big and small. I work with adults of any age- I have experience working with older adults, but also enjoy working with young adults as they deal with life transitions. I have worked extensively with depression, anxiety disorders, self-esteem concerns, and stress.
(661) 465-6020 View (661) 465-6020
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Katrina Fisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93551
My name is Katrina Fisher, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. My focus of practice is working with individuals who are struggling with employment stressors, relationship problems, and difficulty prioritizing their own needs. My approach to therapy is humanistic and client centered. In therapy, it is my desire that we identify inherent strengths that assist in navigating challenges. In doing so, what emerges is a fuller version of yourself. I can assist with clients managing depression, anxiety, burn-out, and life transitions.
My name is Katrina Fisher, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. My focus of practice is working with individuals who are struggling with employment stressors, relationship problems, and difficulty prioritizing their own needs. My approach to therapy is humanistic and client centered. In therapy, it is my desire that we identify inherent strengths that assist in navigating challenges. In doing so, what emerges is a fuller version of yourself. I can assist with clients managing depression, anxiety, burn-out, and life transitions.
(661) 228-8783 View (661) 228-8783
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Douglas J Corrigan
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palmdale, CA 93550
I offer straight forward individual, marriage, family and child therapy without the technical jargon. I'm into straight talk with people who are ready to make changes. I believe we all have the ability within us to change ourselves, so to me therapy is a collaborative effort. My therapeutic orientation is cognitive-behavioral as well as family systems, and I work from a spiritually-based approach for those who ask for it. I have special experience in a number of areas, such as military, trauma, domestic violence, and abuse. Ultimately, I provide the type of therapy that meets your needs.
I offer straight forward individual, marriage, family and child therapy without the technical jargon. I'm into straight talk with people who are ready to make changes. I believe we all have the ability within us to change ourselves, so to me therapy is a collaborative effort. My therapeutic orientation is cognitive-behavioral as well as family systems, and I work from a spiritually-based approach for those who ask for it. I have special experience in a number of areas, such as military, trauma, domestic violence, and abuse. Ultimately, I provide the type of therapy that meets your needs.
(661) 387-3895 View (661) 387-3895
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Jaronda Session
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93551
I’m Jaronda Session, MSW, LCSW, (DSW-Candidate) Licensed Psychotherapist based in Southern California (LCSW 29575) and licensed to practice in the State of Arizona (LCS 19020). Cocoa Cup Therapy Inc., my solo private practice was formed to help create a culturally sensitive/informed, emotionally focused therapeutic holding space for BIPOC communities, particularly Blacks and African Americans seeking therapy.
I’m Jaronda Session, MSW, LCSW, (DSW-Candidate) Licensed Psychotherapist based in Southern California (LCSW 29575) and licensed to practice in the State of Arizona (LCS 19020). Cocoa Cup Therapy Inc., my solo private practice was formed to help create a culturally sensitive/informed, emotionally focused therapeutic holding space for BIPOC communities, particularly Blacks and African Americans seeking therapy.
(661) 486-4066 View (661) 486-4066
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Corinna Navarro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93550
My name is Corinna Cabral and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Riverside, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with teens and young adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, family conflicts, and life transitions. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Attachment Therapy, to help my clients identify their needs, make progress and start feeling better. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for teens and young adults who may be dealing with the challenges of transitions in their life and family conflicts.
My name is Corinna Cabral and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Riverside, California, and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with teens and young adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, family conflicts, and life transitions. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Attachment Therapy, to help my clients identify their needs, make progress and start feeling better. I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for teens and young adults who may be dealing with the challenges of transitions in their life and family conflicts.
(661) 536-5572 View (661) 536-5572
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Tanya Menezes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93551
My name is Tanya Menezes and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. I attended National University and hold a Master of Arts degree in counseling. I also attended Walden University and earned a Master of Philosophy in health psychology, and I am currently completing her Ph.D. in Health Psychology. Through my own personal experiences with family members and other people close to me, I discovered the difference therapy can make in recovery from mental health challenges, as well as the related physical health challenges
My name is Tanya Menezes and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of California. I attended National University and hold a Master of Arts degree in counseling. I also attended Walden University and earned a Master of Philosophy in health psychology, and I am currently completing her Ph.D. in Health Psychology. Through my own personal experiences with family members and other people close to me, I discovered the difference therapy can make in recovery from mental health challenges, as well as the related physical health challenges
(661) 927-0728 View (661) 927-0728
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Marcelene Camou
Counselor, MS LPCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93551
When you or a family member has an emotional challenge it significantly impacts the family unit. I'm here to support improved self-concept, confidence and personal interactions. Currently, I am available for long-distance therapy through video conferencing for those living in CA. This technique has been found to be ideal for those individuals with high functioning Autism, OCD, ADHD, Social Phobia, Anxiety and Depression.
When you or a family member has an emotional challenge it significantly impacts the family unit. I'm here to support improved self-concept, confidence and personal interactions. Currently, I am available for long-distance therapy through video conferencing for those living in CA. This technique has been found to be ideal for those individuals with high functioning Autism, OCD, ADHD, Social Phobia, Anxiety and Depression.
(833) 766-4509 View (833) 766-4509
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Robert Hehrlein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93551
My name is Robert (Bob) Hehrlein; I practice psychotherapy under my California, Marriage, and Family Therapist license. I have over 15 years of experience in the behavioral health field, initially working as an addiction counselor, which led to self-employment as a recovery/life coach. After that, I worked as a therapist for mentally ill outpatients, providing psychoeducation to groups on topics such as emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness.Some of the issues that I processed with my group members involved anxiety, depression, anger management, and healthy relationships.
My name is Robert (Bob) Hehrlein; I practice psychotherapy under my California, Marriage, and Family Therapist license. I have over 15 years of experience in the behavioral health field, initially working as an addiction counselor, which led to self-employment as a recovery/life coach. After that, I worked as a therapist for mentally ill outpatients, providing psychoeducation to groups on topics such as emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and mindfulness.Some of the issues that I processed with my group members involved anxiety, depression, anger management, and healthy relationships.
(661) 466-5341 View (661) 466-5341
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Evette Duren
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palmdale, CA 93550
Is perfectionism and people pleasing leaving you feeling blue? Do you struggle with brain fog and have no idea what brain fog is? Does cynicism know you too well? If any of this fits you, hit that reset button. I’m that clinician with direction. You are meant to have a thriving headspace. I've been here before so I will assist you with returning to your authentic self. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other stressors that are unwelcome in your headspace will not be in control. I gotcha you. Experienced with working in a diverse population, ethnicity, gender, spirituality, age, nationality, socio-economic status, and belief system.
Is perfectionism and people pleasing leaving you feeling blue? Do you struggle with brain fog and have no idea what brain fog is? Does cynicism know you too well? If any of this fits you, hit that reset button. I’m that clinician with direction. You are meant to have a thriving headspace. I've been here before so I will assist you with returning to your authentic self. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other stressors that are unwelcome in your headspace will not be in control. I gotcha you. Experienced with working in a diverse population, ethnicity, gender, spirituality, age, nationality, socio-economic status, and belief system.
(661) 475-6238 View (661) 475-6238
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Number of Therapists in Palmdale, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Palmdale, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
71% Stress
68% Relationship Issues
63% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
87% Aetna
87% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Palmdale, CA see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Palmdale?

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.