Therapists in Rocklin, CA

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Nadia Padurets
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Rocklin, CA 95765
Thank you for taking the time to look over my profile. Whatever has brought you to this point in your search, counseling can help. I recognize that going to therapy can be challenging for some, so my goal is to make you feel at ease throughout the process. You might be seeking guidance, support, or simply a safe space to process your emotions. You can also be dealing with challenges that prevent you from feeling joyful, confident, or moving forward in your relationship or personal life. We can work together to find the core of your challenges, identify your strengths, and help you develop a sense of self.
Thank you for taking the time to look over my profile. Whatever has brought you to this point in your search, counseling can help. I recognize that going to therapy can be challenging for some, so my goal is to make you feel at ease throughout the process. You might be seeking guidance, support, or simply a safe space to process your emotions. You can also be dealing with challenges that prevent you from feeling joyful, confident, or moving forward in your relationship or personal life. We can work together to find the core of your challenges, identify your strengths, and help you develop a sense of self.
(916) 694-1203 View (916) 694-1203
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Jaclyn Rabinowitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rocklin, CA 95765
My name is Jackie Rabinowitz and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, working with clients throughout California via telehealth. I work with people who are dealing with chronic illness and other medical and physical challenges, as well as people experiencing non-medical life transitions such as parenthood, divorce, career changes, and launching. Depending on the best fit for the client, some modalities I use are CBT, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness.
My name is Jackie Rabinowitz and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Los Angeles, working with clients throughout California via telehealth. I work with people who are dealing with chronic illness and other medical and physical challenges, as well as people experiencing non-medical life transitions such as parenthood, divorce, career changes, and launching. Depending on the best fit for the client, some modalities I use are CBT, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness.
(916) 512-8394 View (916) 512-8394
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Aman Mann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rocklin, CA 95765  (Online Only)
When you walk into a space with me, you will find a therapeutic space filled with acceptance, safety, empathy and curiosity. I hope you will feel a comfort to be your unique self. I bring into the space my authentic self to support you in uncovering your individual needs and goals. My diverse background consists of my upbringing in the Punjabi and Western culture. I have experienced the disconnect between the two cultures firsthand and hope to provide a safe space to discuss the impacts of intergenerational trauma within all cultures. In this confidential space, I welcome all populations and backgrounds (race/ethnicity/sexuality).
When you walk into a space with me, you will find a therapeutic space filled with acceptance, safety, empathy and curiosity. I hope you will feel a comfort to be your unique self. I bring into the space my authentic self to support you in uncovering your individual needs and goals. My diverse background consists of my upbringing in the Punjabi and Western culture. I have experienced the disconnect between the two cultures firsthand and hope to provide a safe space to discuss the impacts of intergenerational trauma within all cultures. In this confidential space, I welcome all populations and backgrounds (race/ethnicity/sexuality).
(530) 240-7305 View (530) 240-7305
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Jodee Alexander Mellerio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rocklin, CA 95765
If we have loved well while alive...our love will go on for generations --Desmond Tutu
If we have loved well while alive...our love will go on for generations --Desmond Tutu
(703) 599-9898 View (703) 599-9898
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A Better Life Coaching
PsyD, CLC
Verified Verified
Rocklin, CA 95765
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in life? Maybe you've been through a life event and haven't been able to move forward. Or maybe you've had a goal in mind, but when you try to move forward, you freeze instead. We've all been there. It often takes some guidance and exploration to figure things out and get excited about your future. Creating a gameplan, learning some helpful tools and having a little accountability in place can help you move forward. It is my privilege and passion to help individuals get unstuck, figure out what they truly want, and take steps to move forward into a better, more fulfilling life.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed in life? Maybe you've been through a life event and haven't been able to move forward. Or maybe you've had a goal in mind, but when you try to move forward, you freeze instead. We've all been there. It often takes some guidance and exploration to figure things out and get excited about your future. Creating a gameplan, learning some helpful tools and having a little accountability in place can help you move forward. It is my privilege and passion to help individuals get unstuck, figure out what they truly want, and take steps to move forward into a better, more fulfilling life.
(916) 891-6865 View (916) 891-6865
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Susannah Hosbein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rocklin, CA 95765
When the relationships we have with our self, others & perhaps God are disturbed enough that we find ourselves resorting to behaviors that we struggle to refrain from, we know change has to happen. We are meant to have fulfilling, purpose filled lives and relationships. Therapy helps you with skills & tools to get yourself out of the pit. Through education, accountability & support, I meet you where you are and help you go where you want.The tools that I'll provide you with are direct, focused and immediate for helping people like you. My goal for you is to leave each session, feeling able to manage the symptoms you are experiencing
When the relationships we have with our self, others & perhaps God are disturbed enough that we find ourselves resorting to behaviors that we struggle to refrain from, we know change has to happen. We are meant to have fulfilling, purpose filled lives and relationships. Therapy helps you with skills & tools to get yourself out of the pit. Through education, accountability & support, I meet you where you are and help you go where you want.The tools that I'll provide you with are direct, focused and immediate for helping people like you. My goal for you is to leave each session, feeling able to manage the symptoms you are experiencing
(916) 237-8858 View (916) 237-8858
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Jennifer LaVancha
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rocklin, CA 95765
I believe that every person has something valuable to offer the world that is uniquely theirs. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to reach out for help when life becomes too difficult. I want to join with you during your heavy season by creating a space, just for you, to be heard and understood. My goal for treatment is to develop a safe and inviting space where clients can access tools, resources, and the support necessary to embrace their full potential.
I believe that every person has something valuable to offer the world that is uniquely theirs. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to reach out for help when life becomes too difficult. I want to join with you during your heavy season by creating a space, just for you, to be heard and understood. My goal for treatment is to develop a safe and inviting space where clients can access tools, resources, and the support necessary to embrace their full potential.
(916) 234-5950 View (916) 234-5950
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Mike McDonald
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rocklin, CA 95677
Are you feeling frustrated, discouraged or upset? Are you struggling with relationships or work issues? I think there are times when everyone feels lost and unsure of what to do to get unstuck. My goal is to assist each person gain a clear understanding of the situation and who they are and assist them in discovering more effective skills and tools to get to where they want to be. I believe each person is unique and desires to be appreciated and valued for who they are.
Are you feeling frustrated, discouraged or upset? Are you struggling with relationships or work issues? I think there are times when everyone feels lost and unsure of what to do to get unstuck. My goal is to assist each person gain a clear understanding of the situation and who they are and assist them in discovering more effective skills and tools to get to where they want to be. I believe each person is unique and desires to be appreciated and valued for who they are.
(530) 657-5381 View (530) 657-5381
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Paul Sanders
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rocklin, CA 95765
For the last 31 years, I have worked in social services, school, hospital and residential settings, directly helping with the struggles of children, adolescents, teens, young adults and families. I have seen what approaches are the most effective toward building trust and rapport quickly, so that we can get to work. Most folks already have a sense of why they are uncomfortable and just want mastery over their thoughts, feelings and actions. I help with identifying the core issues underlying self-defeating thoughts and behavior and teach new strategies to manage uncomfortable thoughts and memories.
For the last 31 years, I have worked in social services, school, hospital and residential settings, directly helping with the struggles of children, adolescents, teens, young adults and families. I have seen what approaches are the most effective toward building trust and rapport quickly, so that we can get to work. Most folks already have a sense of why they are uncomfortable and just want mastery over their thoughts, feelings and actions. I help with identifying the core issues underlying self-defeating thoughts and behavior and teach new strategies to manage uncomfortable thoughts and memories.
(916) 269-5440 View (916) 269-5440
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Jade Glymph
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rocklin, CA 95765
Hello, I’m Jade. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. My passion began in 2010 when I received the opportunity to coach junior high girls, and high school boys volleyball. I found myself counseling athletes about balancing school, relationships, and the game of volleyball. This experience inspired me to learn about the psychological aspects of balancing life while experiencing emotions. I discontinued coaching and pursued my Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Argosy University and later I received a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant International University.
Hello, I’m Jade. I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. My passion began in 2010 when I received the opportunity to coach junior high girls, and high school boys volleyball. I found myself counseling athletes about balancing school, relationships, and the game of volleyball. This experience inspired me to learn about the psychological aspects of balancing life while experiencing emotions. I discontinued coaching and pursued my Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Argosy University and later I received a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant International University.
(916) 884-2356 View (916) 884-2356
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Inessa Palnikov
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Rocklin, CA 95677
Do you feel overwhelmed in your relationships? Perhaps you find yourself struggling to keep up on emails, messages and to-do lists that never seem to end. Do you struggle to identify who YOU are in a relationship? Communicating and advocating for ourselves can come as a challenge — especially when a huge part of us wants to love and give to the people we care most about. My clients are individuals and couples looking to build strong connections while working through issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, body positivity, and codependency.
Do you feel overwhelmed in your relationships? Perhaps you find yourself struggling to keep up on emails, messages and to-do lists that never seem to end. Do you struggle to identify who YOU are in a relationship? Communicating and advocating for ourselves can come as a challenge — especially when a huge part of us wants to love and give to the people we care most about. My clients are individuals and couples looking to build strong connections while working through issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, body positivity, and codependency.
(916) 347-9511 View (916) 347-9511
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Aimee K Lubell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rocklin, CA 95765
An artist and writer, Dr. Lubell earned a BA degree at City Univ. of NY while working in the World Trade Center. Having always been drawn to people’s stories with compassion and caring, she followed her heart to become a psychologist, achieving her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Univ. of Michigan. Dr. Lubell is certified in ISTDP (Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy), a technique that has amazing results in a very short period of time. She practices EMDR, which has proven effective to treat trauma. She also has a wealth of experience helping couples to resolve conflicts and move on to a satisfying relationship.
An artist and writer, Dr. Lubell earned a BA degree at City Univ. of NY while working in the World Trade Center. Having always been drawn to people’s stories with compassion and caring, she followed her heart to become a psychologist, achieving her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Univ. of Michigan. Dr. Lubell is certified in ISTDP (Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy), a technique that has amazing results in a very short period of time. She practices EMDR, which has proven effective to treat trauma. She also has a wealth of experience helping couples to resolve conflicts and move on to a satisfying relationship.
(916) 694-1426 View (916) 694-1426
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Michelle Linquist
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Rocklin, CA 95765
Not accepting new clients
I am Dr. Michelle Linquist and I am excited about the possibility of working with you! I obtained my Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University, and I have been licensed since 2017. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Jerry L. Pettis VA in Loma Linda, CA where I worked with veterans with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse problems. I accrued my post-doctoral training through California Parenting Institute in Santa Rosa and St. John's Program for Real Change in Sacramento. This training afforded me the opportunity to work with families and homeless women with a variety of mental health problems.
I am Dr. Michelle Linquist and I am excited about the possibility of working with you! I obtained my Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University, and I have been licensed since 2017. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Jerry L. Pettis VA in Loma Linda, CA where I worked with veterans with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse problems. I accrued my post-doctoral training through California Parenting Institute in Santa Rosa and St. John's Program for Real Change in Sacramento. This training afforded me the opportunity to work with families and homeless women with a variety of mental health problems.
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Nate Christensen
LPC Intern, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rocklin, CA 95765
Do you feel overwhelmed often? Find it nearly impossible to get out of bed some days? As one who was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety over 20 years ago, I can relate. Life can be really hard, but it has the potential to be beautiful.
Do you feel overwhelmed often? Find it nearly impossible to get out of bed some days? As one who was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety over 20 years ago, I can relate. Life can be really hard, but it has the potential to be beautiful.
(916) 354-6805 View (916) 354-6805
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Jennifer Baker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rocklin, CA 95765  (Online Only)
Getting through daily stressors can be hard at times, especially if feeling alone and unsure of what to do next. I enjoy working with individuals who are ready to explore barriers and what is getting in the way of their success and happiness. Together we will come up with a plan that is realistic in order to help you accomplish the life goals set.
Getting through daily stressors can be hard at times, especially if feeling alone and unsure of what to do next. I enjoy working with individuals who are ready to explore barriers and what is getting in the way of their success and happiness. Together we will come up with a plan that is realistic in order to help you accomplish the life goals set.
(916) 414-9823 View (916) 414-9823
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Cory L O'Neal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, PSSC, MA, AMFT, #10345
Verified Verified
Rocklin, CA 95677
I always enjoy the uniqueness, diversity and complexities of people I’ve met throughout my life. Whether it be military families living with constant moves and deployments, students and their parents dealing with growing pains and battles for independence, couples struggling with their identities as individuals and as a couple; it often all boils down to communications, safe and healthy boundaries, personal empowerment and esteem. My work with you begins with identifying your strengths and goals, your dreams and desires and how to get the life you want and deserve.
I always enjoy the uniqueness, diversity and complexities of people I’ve met throughout my life. Whether it be military families living with constant moves and deployments, students and their parents dealing with growing pains and battles for independence, couples struggling with their identities as individuals and as a couple; it often all boils down to communications, safe and healthy boundaries, personal empowerment and esteem. My work with you begins with identifying your strengths and goals, your dreams and desires and how to get the life you want and deserve.
(916) 579-6130 View (916) 579-6130
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Alia Ball
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rocklin, CA 95765
I believe therapy is a choice to invest in yourself and your relationships. Through therapy I offer a chance to invest in the quality of your relationships and in your life. Relationship/Marital troubles, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse related issues, Trauma, Self-Esteem Issues? I can help you to heal, grow,cope more effectively, improve your relationships, and become more satisfied in your life resulting in a happier you! My goal is to help clients strengthen self-awareness, rebuild relationships, and guide clients towards a healthier approach to life, relationships, and self. I offer empowering solutions and guidance!
I believe therapy is a choice to invest in yourself and your relationships. Through therapy I offer a chance to invest in the quality of your relationships and in your life. Relationship/Marital troubles, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse related issues, Trauma, Self-Esteem Issues? I can help you to heal, grow,cope more effectively, improve your relationships, and become more satisfied in your life resulting in a happier you! My goal is to help clients strengthen self-awareness, rebuild relationships, and guide clients towards a healthier approach to life, relationships, and self. I offer empowering solutions and guidance!
(916) 251-9997 View (916) 251-9997
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Marla Christensen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC
Verified Verified
Rocklin, CA 95765
Are you a couple, adult individual, or teen that feels stuck or overwhelmed? Do you feel a need to change or figure out a different way to navigate your life, relationships, school, work, grief, loss, or community? Whatever life experiences you are dealing with, I have over two decades of parenting experience, have navigated divorce and blended family life, betrayal trauma, and living with family members navigating life with addiction, ADHD, depression, and anxiety.
Are you a couple, adult individual, or teen that feels stuck or overwhelmed? Do you feel a need to change or figure out a different way to navigate your life, relationships, school, work, grief, loss, or community? Whatever life experiences you are dealing with, I have over two decades of parenting experience, have navigated divorce and blended family life, betrayal trauma, and living with family members navigating life with addiction, ADHD, depression, and anxiety.
(916) 970-3054 View (916) 970-3054
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Gene Burns
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Rocklin, CA 95677
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I specialize in working with Individuals, Couples , and Teenagers. I believe we all have our personal journey that leads to being at peace in our lives. I offer a warm, open, and straightforward approach to my clients. Therapy is an exceptional way to become unstuck, get back on track and begin moving forward again. I strongly believe that counseling can be a positive experience. One that helps you build momentum with each session on the way to reaching your goals. Evening and Saturday appointments are available. I try and return all calls within 24 hours and I usually respond within a couple of hours.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I specialize in working with Individuals, Couples , and Teenagers. I believe we all have our personal journey that leads to being at peace in our lives. I offer a warm, open, and straightforward approach to my clients. Therapy is an exceptional way to become unstuck, get back on track and begin moving forward again. I strongly believe that counseling can be a positive experience. One that helps you build momentum with each session on the way to reaching your goals. Evening and Saturday appointments are available. I try and return all calls within 24 hours and I usually respond within a couple of hours.
(916) 560-1217 View (916) 560-1217
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Shiva Amin-Shinnette
Psychologist, PhD, IMHP, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Rocklin, CA 95765
Feeling overwhelmed? Are you exhausted but unable to sleep? Is anxiety or depression impeding on your work or personal life? Take a step towards change because healing is possible. I work with First Responders and their spouses who are struggling with PTSD, C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, work stress and critical incidents, relationship issues, and grief and loss. I use evidence based therapies known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. I am also trained in Brainspotting.
Feeling overwhelmed? Are you exhausted but unable to sleep? Is anxiety or depression impeding on your work or personal life? Take a step towards change because healing is possible. I work with First Responders and their spouses who are struggling with PTSD, C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, work stress and critical incidents, relationship issues, and grief and loss. I use evidence based therapies known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. I am also trained in Brainspotting.
(916) 619-3174 View (916) 619-3174

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Rocklin, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Rocklin, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
73% Grief
72% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aetna
53% Cigna and Evernorth
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Rocklin, CA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rocklin?

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.