Therapists in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA

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Dr. Amanda L Gutierrez
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Would you like to regain control over your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors? Are you tired of feeling like your emotions dictate your life? If this resonates, you've come to the right place! Often, individuals are aware of the obstacles holding them back but struggle to overcome them. Many find that merely discussing their issues provides temporary relief but fails to yield lasting change. With my expertise we can do more than just talk about what's troubling you. Together, we can work towards eliminating the factors contributing to your suffering, allowing you to regain control and steering your life in the direction you desire.
Would you like to regain control over your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors? Are you tired of feeling like your emotions dictate your life? If this resonates, you've come to the right place! Often, individuals are aware of the obstacles holding them back but struggle to overcome them. Many find that merely discussing their issues provides temporary relief but fails to yield lasting change. With my expertise we can do more than just talk about what's troubling you. Together, we can work towards eliminating the factors contributing to your suffering, allowing you to regain control and steering your life in the direction you desire.
(858) 879-1913 View (858) 879-1913
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Heather Foster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
RECONNECT with YOUR LOVER!!! You love your significant other, but lately you can't seem to get along. Are you missing the way your relationship was when you first fell in love, but you are just not sure how to get it back? Everyone goes through tough times connecting with their significant other. Regardless of how long you've been together there are ups and downs. It is not uncommon for couples to hit a rough patch in their relationship and counseling can help get your relationship back on track.
RECONNECT with YOUR LOVER!!! You love your significant other, but lately you can't seem to get along. Are you missing the way your relationship was when you first fell in love, but you are just not sure how to get it back? Everyone goes through tough times connecting with their significant other. Regardless of how long you've been together there are ups and downs. It is not uncommon for couples to hit a rough patch in their relationship and counseling can help get your relationship back on track.
(619) 618-2499 View (619) 618-2499
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Patty Schroeder
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm constantly amazed at the human capacity for resilience. Using a strengths-based approach, I would be honored to help you tap into your power to achieve the health and wellness to live your best life! I approach my therapeutic relationships with warmth, respect, empathy, and a little bit of humor at times. I know it takes a great deal of courage to begin therapy -- my goal is to create a safe, comfortable space for honest exploration so we can tackle your concerns together. I look forward to meeting you :)
I'm constantly amazed at the human capacity for resilience. Using a strengths-based approach, I would be honored to help you tap into your power to achieve the health and wellness to live your best life! I approach my therapeutic relationships with warmth, respect, empathy, and a little bit of humor at times. I know it takes a great deal of courage to begin therapy -- my goal is to create a safe, comfortable space for honest exploration so we can tackle your concerns together. I look forward to meeting you :)
(858) 987-4457 View (858) 987-4457
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Self Image Studio
CHT
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
We all know that the majority of dieters inevitably gain back all the weight they’ve lost and more. Emotional eating is a coping mechanism, a survival tactic. This self soothing technique is learned early in life to numb uncomfortable feelings. Dieting focuses on the external rather than the internal cues which fuel overeating. The repetitive cycle of gaining and losing weight leads to feelings of hopelessness, shame, failure, and desperation. In order to shift dysfunctional eating patterns, one must identify underlying experiences and belief systems that perpetuate emotional eating.
We all know that the majority of dieters inevitably gain back all the weight they’ve lost and more. Emotional eating is a coping mechanism, a survival tactic. This self soothing technique is learned early in life to numb uncomfortable feelings. Dieting focuses on the external rather than the internal cues which fuel overeating. The repetitive cycle of gaining and losing weight leads to feelings of hopelessness, shame, failure, and desperation. In order to shift dysfunctional eating patterns, one must identify underlying experiences and belief systems that perpetuate emotional eating.
(858) 203-2680 View (858) 203-2680
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Raquel Garber
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Specializing in empowering individuals and couples, I believe therapy unlocks pathways to a more enriching life. Starting from your unique point, I foster a secure space to delve into personal challenges. As a Certified Grief Educator, I offer unparalleled support, navigating the often unspoken complexities of grief. My primary passion lies in nurturing relationships. Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., aptly noted, ‘Couples therapy not only fortifies families but also fosters profound personal evolution.’ Join me in exploring and fostering healthier, stronger connections that endure and thrive.
Specializing in empowering individuals and couples, I believe therapy unlocks pathways to a more enriching life. Starting from your unique point, I foster a secure space to delve into personal challenges. As a Certified Grief Educator, I offer unparalleled support, navigating the often unspoken complexities of grief. My primary passion lies in nurturing relationships. Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., aptly noted, ‘Couples therapy not only fortifies families but also fosters profound personal evolution.’ Join me in exploring and fostering healthier, stronger connections that endure and thrive.
(619) 292-0261 View (619) 292-0261
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Adeleine Conanan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Waitlist for new clients
My priority first and foremost is to build trust in the client-therapist relationship. It can be challenging to share painful thoughts and emotions with others, so I believe it is a privilege whenever I am allowed into someone’s internal world. I take a holistic and collaborative approach to therapy, working with clients to address life transitions, family or relationship issues, overwhelming emotions, and self-harm. Having worked extensively with ethnically- and gender- diverse populations, I especially enjoy helping young adults explore their sense of identity and find meaningful roles in their communities.
My priority first and foremost is to build trust in the client-therapist relationship. It can be challenging to share painful thoughts and emotions with others, so I believe it is a privilege whenever I am allowed into someone’s internal world. I take a holistic and collaborative approach to therapy, working with clients to address life transitions, family or relationship issues, overwhelming emotions, and self-harm. Having worked extensively with ethnically- and gender- diverse populations, I especially enjoy helping young adults explore their sense of identity and find meaningful roles in their communities.
(619) 614-7865 View (619) 614-7865
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Laura J Proctor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
I work with clients in a collaborative relationship to create lasting positive change. Together we can alleviate your emotional suffering, identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, formulate goals, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, navigate transitions, and make life meaningful and fulfilling. Wherever you are in your process will be our starting point. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, family of origin issues, relationships, academic/work challenges, identity, culture, grief and loss, and life transitions. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and communities.
I work with clients in a collaborative relationship to create lasting positive change. Together we can alleviate your emotional suffering, identify your strengths, change old patterns, increase self-compassion, formulate goals, strengthen coping skills, enhance relationships, navigate transitions, and make life meaningful and fulfilling. Wherever you are in your process will be our starting point. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, family of origin issues, relationships, academic/work challenges, identity, culture, grief and loss, and life transitions. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and communities.
(619) 648-3206 View (619) 648-3206
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Madeline Polonia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
8 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, 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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Anna Jean Berman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PsyD, RPT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Is your child struggling through a tough situation like divorce or school stress? Covid has impacted everyone so much and many times kids/teens get overlooked. You are doing your best to support them and find balance in this chaotic time, yet sometimes you find yourself stuck: your child is behaving in uncharacteristic ways, and you're at a loss. I help by providing a unique space with creative tools for your child or teen to express themselves without worrying about being a burden. With my support, children, adolescents and teens learn how to regulate themselves, feel empowered, and discover their place in their world.
Is your child struggling through a tough situation like divorce or school stress? Covid has impacted everyone so much and many times kids/teens get overlooked. You are doing your best to support them and find balance in this chaotic time, yet sometimes you find yourself stuck: your child is behaving in uncharacteristic ways, and you're at a loss. I help by providing a unique space with creative tools for your child or teen to express themselves without worrying about being a burden. With my support, children, adolescents and teens learn how to regulate themselves, feel empowered, and discover their place in their world.
(858) 956-8065 View (858) 956-8065
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Dr. Linda Ly
Registered Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
I always aim to create a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space for my clients who come in for a variety of reasons. If you are seeking support and a deeper understanding of yourself, I can certainly guide you on your journey to a healthier and fuller life. I provide individual and group counseling services and value working with people from diverse backgrounds. My experience includes providing both brief and long-term individual therapy as well as various forms of group therapy. Currently, I am working towards licensure under the supervision of Dr. Adeleine Conanan.
I always aim to create a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space for my clients who come in for a variety of reasons. If you are seeking support and a deeper understanding of yourself, I can certainly guide you on your journey to a healthier and fuller life. I provide individual and group counseling services and value working with people from diverse backgrounds. My experience includes providing both brief and long-term individual therapy as well as various forms of group therapy. Currently, I am working towards licensure under the supervision of Dr. Adeleine Conanan.
(858) 365-9642 View (858) 365-9642
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Zabreen Shaikh
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
Hello! My clientele typically consists of BIPOC individuals, couples, and families holding multicultural identities (first gen, bilingual, spiritual, etc.). My areas of focus include supporting my diverse clients through life transitions (break ups, marriage, moving cross country, career changes), depression and anxiety, relationship and attachment issues, burnout, grief/loss, and more. Regardless of the circumstances bringing you to therapy, I ensure culturally informed counseling honoring the relationship between your mental health concerns and cultural background.
Hello! My clientele typically consists of BIPOC individuals, couples, and families holding multicultural identities (first gen, bilingual, spiritual, etc.). My areas of focus include supporting my diverse clients through life transitions (break ups, marriage, moving cross country, career changes), depression and anxiety, relationship and attachment issues, burnout, grief/loss, and more. Regardless of the circumstances bringing you to therapy, I ensure culturally informed counseling honoring the relationship between your mental health concerns and cultural background.
(858) 786-0659 View (858) 786-0659
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Soraya Susan Behbehani
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with overyears of experience in indivual, family and couple's counseling. My expertise is in anxiety disorders, stress management and depression. My background is very diverse and multi-cultural and I conduct therapy in Spanish, Farsi and French, aside from English. In therapy I combine Cognitive Therapy with a Spiritual perspective along with Stress Mangement and mindfulness techniques to help individuals grow and attain their full potential. My unique and comprehensive orientation combining Eastern Spiritual Wisdom with Traditional Psychotherapy speeds up the therapeutic process and helps clients to create changes at a much deeper level.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with overyears of experience in indivual, family and couple's counseling. My expertise is in anxiety disorders, stress management and depression. My background is very diverse and multi-cultural and I conduct therapy in Spanish, Farsi and French, aside from English. In therapy I combine Cognitive Therapy with a Spiritual perspective along with Stress Mangement and mindfulness techniques to help individuals grow and attain their full potential. My unique and comprehensive orientation combining Eastern Spiritual Wisdom with Traditional Psychotherapy speeds up the therapeutic process and helps clients to create changes at a much deeper level.
(619) 796-3989 View (619) 796-3989
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Jennifer Phelps | Pathways Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
I love working with folks who might not know their own potential, who are finding their identity, have never been in therapy, or don’t want to be in therapy. I use my sense of humor and down-to-earth attitude to help create a welcoming therapeutic space.
I love working with folks who might not know their own potential, who are finding their identity, have never been in therapy, or don’t want to be in therapy. I use my sense of humor and down-to-earth attitude to help create a welcoming therapeutic space.
(619) 658-4474 View (619) 658-4474
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Therapy Center and Family Counseling Corporation
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
We specialize and treat depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, addiction and relationship concerns. We also provide parent training and coaching. Our team specializes in working extensively with adolescents, children, and families in traditional outpatient services. My name is Jamak and I am the Co-Founder of Therapy Center and Family Counseling Corporation. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. I use a humanistic, and culturally sensitive approach to all topics that may be encountered.
We specialize and treat depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, addiction and relationship concerns. We also provide parent training and coaching. Our team specializes in working extensively with adolescents, children, and families in traditional outpatient services. My name is Jamak and I am the Co-Founder of Therapy Center and Family Counseling Corporation. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. I use a humanistic, and culturally sensitive approach to all topics that may be encountered.
(858) 753-6398 View (858) 753-6398
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The Center for Men's Excellence
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
We have immediate openings and will respond to you within one business day! The skilled psychologists at CME treat men, women, fathers, couples, families and children. CME clinicians provide structured, scientifically-supported psychological support designed to give clients the tools they need to better manage their issues and to thrive long-term. We specialize in issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, social and relationship concerns, sleep troubles, a history of trauma, substance use/addiction, fatherhood, life transitions, medical conditions, and sexual difficulties.
We have immediate openings and will respond to you within one business day! The skilled psychologists at CME treat men, women, fathers, couples, families and children. CME clinicians provide structured, scientifically-supported psychological support designed to give clients the tools they need to better manage their issues and to thrive long-term. We specialize in issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, social and relationship concerns, sleep troubles, a history of trauma, substance use/addiction, fatherhood, life transitions, medical conditions, and sexual difficulties.
(858) 256-7559 View (858) 256-7559
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Shaul M Saddick
Psychologist, MA, PhD, QME
Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Are you experiencing any of the following problems: psychological stress, psychological trauma, difficulties in coping, or depression as a result of relationship / marital issues, divorce, loss, job-related psychological / physical injury, or a motor vehicle accident in which you may have become physically or psychologically traumatized? If you are, I can assist in evaluating and psychologically treating these issues. I can help restore psychological wellness and improve the over-all quality of your life. I am proficient in the following languages: English, Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi ( Persian).
Are you experiencing any of the following problems: psychological stress, psychological trauma, difficulties in coping, or depression as a result of relationship / marital issues, divorce, loss, job-related psychological / physical injury, or a motor vehicle accident in which you may have become physically or psychologically traumatized? If you are, I can assist in evaluating and psychologically treating these issues. I can help restore psychological wellness and improve the over-all quality of your life. I am proficient in the following languages: English, Arabic, Hebrew, and Farsi ( Persian).
(858) 207-6968 View (858) 207-6968
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Dr. Jania Amir-Razavi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a meaningful human connection that can help you discover and develop a more lively and authentic sense of self, in turn bringing a more meaningful life? Whether you are experiencing a debilitating addiction, loss, interpersonal difficulties, or feeling emotionally disconnected with anxiety or depression, or just looking for meaning after a life transition, I invite you to reach out.
Are you looking for a meaningful human connection that can help you discover and develop a more lively and authentic sense of self, in turn bringing a more meaningful life? Whether you are experiencing a debilitating addiction, loss, interpersonal difficulties, or feeling emotionally disconnected with anxiety or depression, or just looking for meaning after a life transition, I invite you to reach out.
(619) 612-0354 View (619) 612-0354
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Angeline Baucom
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, SUDCC, APCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Clients that have experienced trauma, substance abuse and family issues. Struggling with depression and anxiety.
Clients that have experienced trauma, substance abuse and family issues. Struggling with depression and anxiety.
(760) 227-5274 View (760) 227-5274
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Melissa Love
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, APCC
Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Therapy can be a place to heal relationships, develop resilience, and find relief from mental health symptoms. It can be an opportunity to discover hope and move past emotional blocks that have kept you from achieving your goals.
Therapy can be a place to heal relationships, develop resilience, and find relief from mental health symptoms. It can be an opportunity to discover hope and move past emotional blocks that have kept you from achieving your goals.
(858) 533-2758 View (858) 533-2758
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Jessica Taverniti
Psychologist, PSY, BCBA-D, LBA
Verified
Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA 92121
Waitlist for new clients
I am a a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and  Licensed Behavior Analyst. Clinically, I have been working in the field of Neurodiversity and TAY (Transitional Aged Youth Population), and young adults in a diversity of settings for many years. I am passionate about helping individuals and families work through life’s challenges, transition, and personal growth leading to maximizing potential personally and professionally.
I am a a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and  Licensed Behavior Analyst. Clinically, I have been working in the field of Neurodiversity and TAY (Transitional Aged Youth Population), and young adults in a diversity of settings for many years. I am passionate about helping individuals and families work through life’s challenges, transition, and personal growth leading to maximizing potential personally and professionally.
(858) 251-9503 View (858) 251-9503

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Number of Therapists in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Cigna and Evernorth
51% Aetna
42% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Sorrento Valley, San Diego, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sorrento Valley, 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.

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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.