Therapists in Birdland, San Diego, CA

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Ana Maldonado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Birdland, San Diego, CA 92123
My name is Ana Maldonado and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Ventura, California. I am currently working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, adolescents, and families, and specialize in anxiety, stress, and family conflict. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Strength Based Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
My name is Ana Maldonado and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in Ventura, California. I am currently working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, adolescents, and families, and specialize in anxiety, stress, and family conflict. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Strength Based Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
(858) 544-5515 View (858) 544-5515
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Amanda Cisneros
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Birdland, San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
Amanda Cisneros is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, based in San Diego, who provides online therapy to individuals across California. With a focus on creating a safe and inviting environment, that allow you to show up as you are, therapy will help you harness your inner strengths in order to navigate difficult life transitions. Amanda specializes in supporting college students and young professionals with adjusting to life transitions and managing conflict in their interpersonal relationships, helping them to learn and develop life skills in order to thrive!
Amanda Cisneros is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, based in San Diego, who provides online therapy to individuals across California. With a focus on creating a safe and inviting environment, that allow you to show up as you are, therapy will help you harness your inner strengths in order to navigate difficult life transitions. Amanda specializes in supporting college students and young professionals with adjusting to life transitions and managing conflict in their interpersonal relationships, helping them to learn and develop life skills in order to thrive!
(858) 304-7965 View (858) 304-7965
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Mili Parikh
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified
Birdland, San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer telehealth-based cognitive rehabilitation treatment for individuals with a variety of neurocognitive conditions including long-haul COVID, concussion/traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, ADHD, chemotherapy brain fog, movement disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, cerebrovascular disease, and other medical and psychiatric conditions.
I offer telehealth-based cognitive rehabilitation treatment for individuals with a variety of neurocognitive conditions including long-haul COVID, concussion/traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, ADHD, chemotherapy brain fog, movement disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, cerebrovascular disease, and other medical and psychiatric conditions.
(858) 346-5059 View (858) 346-5059
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Ashley Richter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Birdland, San Diego, CA 92123
My name is Ashley Richter and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in the Los Angeles, CA area and working with clients statewide via telehealth. The primary thing I want you to know is it's okay to not be okay. My goal is to create, safe, open, inviting spaces that promote open communication and trust to help you become the best version of yourself. I believe that we all have the tools within us to create the life we want to live. Each day is a chance to become the person you want to be.
My name is Ashley Richter and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in the Los Angeles, CA area and working with clients statewide via telehealth. The primary thing I want you to know is it's okay to not be okay. My goal is to create, safe, open, inviting spaces that promote open communication and trust to help you become the best version of yourself. I believe that we all have the tools within us to create the life we want to live. Each day is a chance to become the person you want to be.
(858) 299-8924 View (858) 299-8924
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Miranda Duncan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Birdland, San Diego, CA 92111
Hi there, I'm Miranda, a licensed clinical social worker. I am a mother of four and have been in private practice for about five years. Before that, I worked in clinical settings, in criminal and family courts and shelters. Much of my experience has been with at-risk youth and victims of domestic violence so I mainly utilize a trauma-informed approach. However, I don't subscribe to any single theoretical approach, and employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic techniques based on each individual. I will also teach you the skills to help you contain any reactions or symptoms that come up while processing.
Hi there, I'm Miranda, a licensed clinical social worker. I am a mother of four and have been in private practice for about five years. Before that, I worked in clinical settings, in criminal and family courts and shelters. Much of my experience has been with at-risk youth and victims of domestic violence so I mainly utilize a trauma-informed approach. However, I don't subscribe to any single theoretical approach, and employ Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic techniques based on each individual. I will also teach you the skills to help you contain any reactions or symptoms that come up while processing.
(858) 504-6621 View (858) 504-6621
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Amber Dale
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Birdland, San Diego, CA 92123
Hi there, my name is Amber Dale, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering behavioral health services to children, teens, and adults. My specialties include anxiety disorders, child and adolescent therapy, women's issues and health, and self-esteem. My approach to therapy is meeting my clients exactly where they ate and walking alongside them to navigate through the challenges and transitions in life. I treat clients between the ages of 5 and 60 who experience issues including anxiety, postpartum depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, and life transitions.
Hi there, my name is Amber Dale, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering behavioral health services to children, teens, and adults. My specialties include anxiety disorders, child and adolescent therapy, women's issues and health, and self-esteem. My approach to therapy is meeting my clients exactly where they ate and walking alongside them to navigate through the challenges and transitions in life. I treat clients between the ages of 5 and 60 who experience issues including anxiety, postpartum depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, and life transitions.
(858) 302-4213 View (858) 302-4213
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Lori Shnorhokian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Birdland, San Diego, CA 92123
I, Lori Shnorhokian 83954, provide a safe environment and compassionate, non-judgmental counseling to help you explore the personal and relationship challenges you are facing and begin working toward lasting solutions. By fostering an interactive and collaborative setting during our sessions, I can help you feel comfortable taking an active role in engaging and addressing the difficult symptoms, thoughts, and emotions you are dealing with.
I, Lori Shnorhokian 83954, provide a safe environment and compassionate, non-judgmental counseling to help you explore the personal and relationship challenges you are facing and begin working toward lasting solutions. By fostering an interactive and collaborative setting during our sessions, I can help you feel comfortable taking an active role in engaging and addressing the difficult symptoms, thoughts, and emotions you are dealing with.
(714) 880-8739 View (714) 880-8739
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Sakeenah Hakim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Birdland, San Diego, CA 92123
Sakeenah Hakim, LCSW utilizes a strength based and holistic approach that emphasizes mindfulness and recognizes the effects of trauma on behavior and development. She prioritizes the client’s needs and encourages a partnership dynamic when establishing, implementing, and meeting the client’s treatment goals. I have a nonjudgmental client centered humanistic approach. I’m patient and respect the process it takes to build a rapport. I also believe words are power and assist clients with ways on how to minimize the use of words that feed negative thinking patterns.
Sakeenah Hakim, LCSW utilizes a strength based and holistic approach that emphasizes mindfulness and recognizes the effects of trauma on behavior and development. She prioritizes the client’s needs and encourages a partnership dynamic when establishing, implementing, and meeting the client’s treatment goals. I have a nonjudgmental client centered humanistic approach. I’m patient and respect the process it takes to build a rapport. I also believe words are power and assist clients with ways on how to minimize the use of words that feed negative thinking patterns.
(650) 789-5861 View (650) 789-5861
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Angel Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birdland, San Diego, CA 92123  (Online Only)
We all have goals, strengths, needs, and difficulties that present themselves daily. If you have been impacted by increased stress or trauma, a new diagnosis, need more coping skills, are becoming familiar with mental health or this is your 10th round of therapy, I welcome you. Life is a journey and healing is non-linear so I seek to provide a nonjudgmental, safe space for us to explore where healing and recovery can take place in your life. Intersectionality is a key component of my practice, so every aspect of your identity is welcome here.
We all have goals, strengths, needs, and difficulties that present themselves daily. If you have been impacted by increased stress or trauma, a new diagnosis, need more coping skills, are becoming familiar with mental health or this is your 10th round of therapy, I welcome you. Life is a journey and healing is non-linear so I seek to provide a nonjudgmental, safe space for us to explore where healing and recovery can take place in your life. Intersectionality is a key component of my practice, so every aspect of your identity is welcome here.
(805) 515-3040 View (805) 515-3040
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Heather Dalmases
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Birdland, San Diego, CA 92123
Hello, my name is Heather Dalmases, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am passionate about helping and partnering with individuals to become the best version of themselves that is true and authentic. I have been working in the field of social work for more than 20 years. I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at Saint Joseph’s College and my master’s degree in social work at Adelphi University. My approach is eclectic and versatile and will adjust with your needs to include various theoretical approaches.
Hello, my name is Heather Dalmases, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am passionate about helping and partnering with individuals to become the best version of themselves that is true and authentic. I have been working in the field of social work for more than 20 years. I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at Saint Joseph’s College and my master’s degree in social work at Adelphi University. My approach is eclectic and versatile and will adjust with your needs to include various theoretical approaches.
(559) 550-5216 View (559) 550-5216

Online Therapists

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Center for Family Unity
Marriage & Family Therapist, MBA, MA, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified
San Diego, CA 92123
Televideo ANYWHERE in California and New Mexico ( NM cash clients only ) PARTNER on your back or far away emotionally? Are you a CHRISTIAN battling fear, anger or sadness? Are you MILITARY who is struggling? Has your family been challenged by trauma, infidelity, or finances? See Veronica for Military, Couples and Family Is your CHILD struggling with grief, impulsivity, anxiety, or aggression? Our team of seasoned therapists can help you! Has your BLENDED FAMILY left you feeling hopeless? Kellye specialist for Blended Family
Televideo ANYWHERE in California and New Mexico ( NM cash clients only ) PARTNER on your back or far away emotionally? Are you a CHRISTIAN battling fear, anger or sadness? Are you MILITARY who is struggling? Has your family been challenged by trauma, infidelity, or finances? See Veronica for Military, Couples and Family Is your CHILD struggling with grief, impulsivity, anxiety, or aggression? Our team of seasoned therapists can help you! Has your BLENDED FAMILY left you feeling hopeless? Kellye specialist for Blended Family
(619) 738-6960 View (619) 738-6960
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Madeline Polonia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
8 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92121
Are you often worried about school or work and feel stressed and overwhelmed with your responsibilities? Do you struggle to communicate what you need with your friends and family? I want to help you decrease your struggles in navigating your daily stressors and responsibilities. I will encourage you to make self-care a priority and practice coping strategies that will help you experience less stress and find more peace and joy in your life.
Are you often worried about school or work and feel stressed and overwhelmed with your responsibilities? Do you struggle to communicate what you need with your friends and family? I want to help you decrease your struggles in navigating your daily stressors and responsibilities. I will encourage you to make self-care a priority and practice coping strategies that will help you experience less stress and find more peace and joy in your life.
(858) 924-0181 View (858) 924-0181
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Stacy Ann C Aquipel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101
Take a breath – go ahead. The process of finding a therapist can feel daunting and overstimulating, much like the world in general. Bear in mind that you don’t have to commit to a particular person right away. What’s most important is that you feel safe, supported, and heard. It might take a bit to find someone with whom you resonate, so I invite you to take the time and space you need. Our society conditions us to feel a sense of urgency, and it’s helpful to remind ourselves that we are more than our productivity, and we are more than our labels. As a person and professional, I celebrate diversity and multiculturalism of all kinds.
Take a breath – go ahead. The process of finding a therapist can feel daunting and overstimulating, much like the world in general. Bear in mind that you don’t have to commit to a particular person right away. What’s most important is that you feel safe, supported, and heard. It might take a bit to find someone with whom you resonate, so I invite you to take the time and space you need. Our society conditions us to feel a sense of urgency, and it’s helpful to remind ourselves that we are more than our productivity, and we are more than our labels. As a person and professional, I celebrate diversity and multiculturalism of all kinds.
(858) 293-4344 View (858) 293-4344
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Benjamin Ballou
Counselor, LPCC, LAADC
Verified
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
It may feel like many people in your life have an agenda. Whether that’s related to what you do, how you dress, how you act, the relationships you choose- it is easy to feel judged in our lives by the people that surround us. It may be difficult to seek support from a therapist when this has been your experience. I’m here to show you that my only agenda is supporting you in your journey to reach your goals. Through a nonjudgmental and empathic approach, I will offer you guidance and perspective in how you see your life moving forward. I utilize a holistic perspective, engaging in the therapeutic relationship to help you reach goals.
It may feel like many people in your life have an agenda. Whether that’s related to what you do, how you dress, how you act, the relationships you choose- it is easy to feel judged in our lives by the people that surround us. It may be difficult to seek support from a therapist when this has been your experience. I’m here to show you that my only agenda is supporting you in your journey to reach your goals. Through a nonjudgmental and empathic approach, I will offer you guidance and perspective in how you see your life moving forward. I utilize a holistic perspective, engaging in the therapeutic relationship to help you reach goals.
(619) 567-1340 View (619) 567-1340
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Rachel Carlos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Hello! I am licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and have been providing clinical support services for over ten years. I have worked with at-risk populations for most of my career, including those involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. I also have years of experience in social work and currently manage and oversee the operations of a non-profit program that provides clinical case management services.
Hello! I am licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and have been providing clinical support services for over ten years. I have worked with at-risk populations for most of my career, including those involved in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. I also have years of experience in social work and currently manage and oversee the operations of a non-profit program that provides clinical case management services.
(858) 304-7906 View (858) 304-7906
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Rozanne Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
I offer a warm, compassionate and supportive therapeutic alliance with my clients. I have 30 years of experience helping families and individuals. I welcome you to join me in a safe, positive healing relationship. Together we will explore and discover how to increase your sense of well being & emotional comfort, so that you can grow a life you love. I employ a strengths based eclectic approach using a combination of therapeutic modalities. I respect and consider my clients as partners on a journey towards integrating. I am a committed clinician who believes in every human being's capacity to become the person they aspire to be.
I offer a warm, compassionate and supportive therapeutic alliance with my clients. I have 30 years of experience helping families and individuals. I welcome you to join me in a safe, positive healing relationship. Together we will explore and discover how to increase your sense of well being & emotional comfort, so that you can grow a life you love. I employ a strengths based eclectic approach using a combination of therapeutic modalities. I respect and consider my clients as partners on a journey towards integrating. I am a committed clinician who believes in every human being's capacity to become the person they aspire to be.
(619) 329-9586 View (619) 329-9586
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Domonique Casper Shaw
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92116
What season of your personal and/or love life are you in? Are you in spring- full of hope and anticipation, summer- relaxed and enjoying life, fall- grappling with uncertainty, or winter- discouraged and disconnected? Unresolved or unaddressed grief and conflict can rob us of the ability to live life fully. Have you experienced disconnection in your relationship, breakup, divorce, loss of a loved one, health decline/medical issues, aging; or change associated with a move, new job, or COVID that is causing stress, anxiety, or depression? I can help you find inner peace while weathering the storm.
What season of your personal and/or love life are you in? Are you in spring- full of hope and anticipation, summer- relaxed and enjoying life, fall- grappling with uncertainty, or winter- discouraged and disconnected? Unresolved or unaddressed grief and conflict can rob us of the ability to live life fully. Have you experienced disconnection in your relationship, breakup, divorce, loss of a loved one, health decline/medical issues, aging; or change associated with a move, new job, or COVID that is causing stress, anxiety, or depression? I can help you find inner peace while weathering the storm.
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Association for Compassionate Transformation
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
Would you like to be successful emotionally, socially, spiritually and professionally? Do you need assistance directing personal growth, relationships, family life or your career? I specialize in assisting individuals to lead a productive life, a meaningful existence and reach their highest potential.
Would you like to be successful emotionally, socially, spiritually and professionally? Do you need assistance directing personal growth, relationships, family life or your career? I specialize in assisting individuals to lead a productive life, a meaningful existence and reach their highest potential.
(858) 367-3966 View (858) 367-3966
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Dr. Tri Nguyen
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Waitlist for new clients
People go to therapy for various reasons and there may be no "right time" to start. I realized the first step of reaching out for help can be intimidating and I strive to make that process as simple and transparent as possible. My practice is centered on the idea that behavioral change is possible and constant. With a combination of social support, personal agency and opportunities, people can flourish to their full potential. It would be my honor to be a part of your journey toward healing and growth.
People go to therapy for various reasons and there may be no "right time" to start. I realized the first step of reaching out for help can be intimidating and I strive to make that process as simple and transparent as possible. My practice is centered on the idea that behavioral change is possible and constant. With a combination of social support, personal agency and opportunities, people can flourish to their full potential. It would be my honor to be a part of your journey toward healing and growth.
(619) 292-0435 View (619) 292-0435
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Amaya Tueller Eating Disorder Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
San Diego, CA 92102
Welcome to my page! I specialize in working with teens and adults who are struggling with eating and body image. I work with a variety of eating issues including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, ARFID, and body image issues. I work from a compassion focused and trauma informed lens, supporting my clients in better understanding themselves and building tools to help them get to their goals. I work with many issues that tend to overlap with eating difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, self harm and substance use.
Welcome to my page! I specialize in working with teens and adults who are struggling with eating and body image. I work with a variety of eating issues including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, ARFID, and body image issues. I work from a compassion focused and trauma informed lens, supporting my clients in better understanding themselves and building tools to help them get to their goals. I work with many issues that tend to overlap with eating difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, self harm and substance use.
(619) 878-3201 View (619) 878-3201

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Birdland, San Diego, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Birdland, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
90% Depression
90% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
80% Grief
80% Family Conflict
80% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
89% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Birdland, San Diego, CA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Birdland, San Diego?

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.