Therapists in San Fernando, CA

Photo of Irma Valencia, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Fernando, CA
Irma Valencia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Fernando, CA 91340  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Stress worsens symptoms and takes a toll on our mental health. Together we can identify your personal goals and work on evidenced based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, to help you decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety and/or trauma. I am a culturally sensitive Therapist and will be mindful of your culture and life experiences during our sessions. I have helped children with behavioral problems, adults with depression, anxiety and trauma as well as helped families heal and become healthier together.
Are you struggling with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression? Stress worsens symptoms and takes a toll on our mental health. Together we can identify your personal goals and work on evidenced based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, to help you decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety and/or trauma. I am a culturally sensitive Therapist and will be mindful of your culture and life experiences during our sessions. I have helped children with behavioral problems, adults with depression, anxiety and trauma as well as helped families heal and become healthier together.
(818) 722-8254 View (818) 722-8254
Photo of Jessica Leon, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Fernando, CA
Jessica Leon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340
I’m Jessica, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is passionate about helping adults and adolescents cultivate a more fulfilling life and satisfying relationships. My primary goal is to help you increase your sense of safety, become a better version of yourself, and thrive in your relationships.
I’m Jessica, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is passionate about helping adults and adolescents cultivate a more fulfilling life and satisfying relationships. My primary goal is to help you increase your sense of safety, become a better version of yourself, and thrive in your relationships.
(818) 431-2573 View (818) 431-2573
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Mayra Sotelo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340  (Online Only)
Hello, My name is Mayra. I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker, fluent in both English and Spanish, with over 16 years of mental health experience. I am passionate about helping individuals who are not feeling like themselves, adjusting to new life changes, or dealing with trauma. Although taking the first steps toward therapy can be intimidating, the benefits can be profound. Throughout my career, I have provided clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds with individual therapy.
Hello, My name is Mayra. I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker, fluent in both English and Spanish, with over 16 years of mental health experience. I am passionate about helping individuals who are not feeling like themselves, adjusting to new life changes, or dealing with trauma. Although taking the first steps toward therapy can be intimidating, the benefits can be profound. Throughout my career, I have provided clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds with individual therapy.
(747) 269-6303 View (747) 269-6303
Photo of Alejandro Soria, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Fernando, CA
Alejandro Soria
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Fernando, CA 91340
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Making the decision to see a therapist can be difficult and confusing. Therapy might be new to you, or asking for help is not what you do, but then we find ourselves overwhelmed by our work, relationships, and/or current climate. Then the thought of therapy comes into place. Together can can identify a unique approach to therapy and process that can help provide you with strategies, skills, and hope.
Making the decision to see a therapist can be difficult and confusing. Therapy might be new to you, or asking for help is not what you do, but then we find ourselves overwhelmed by our work, relationships, and/or current climate. Then the thought of therapy comes into place. Together can can identify a unique approach to therapy and process that can help provide you with strategies, skills, and hope.
(818) 698-2851 View (818) 698-2851
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Brenda Santillan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340  (Online Only)
Sometimes life just gets too heavy and you just need to unload it somewhere. The idea of coming to a random stranger to speaking about your concerns can be daunting and scary. Will they understand me? Is my issue even worth talking about? What if I don't like my therapist? These and so many questions run through your head as you look through the list of therapists. My goal as your therapist is to provide you with the space and comfort to explore your own story, your own adventures, and your own growth.
Sometimes life just gets too heavy and you just need to unload it somewhere. The idea of coming to a random stranger to speaking about your concerns can be daunting and scary. Will they understand me? Is my issue even worth talking about? What if I don't like my therapist? These and so many questions run through your head as you look through the list of therapists. My goal as your therapist is to provide you with the space and comfort to explore your own story, your own adventures, and your own growth.
(818) 276-9836 View (818) 276-9836
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Nasrin Farr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340
Hello, my name is Nasrin. For over a decade, I have had the privilege of working with adults, children, adolescents, families, couples, LGBTQ people, and military/veterans from a diverse population. What contributes to my work is the skill to utilize evidence-based therapies with the compassion and empathy needed to provide a therapeutic alliance. I join forces with every client, taking a collaborative approach to exploring the issues that need to be worked through and the strengths and resources that can be built upon. Successively, I provide the skills and the needed support on their journey towards change and growth.
Hello, my name is Nasrin. For over a decade, I have had the privilege of working with adults, children, adolescents, families, couples, LGBTQ people, and military/veterans from a diverse population. What contributes to my work is the skill to utilize evidence-based therapies with the compassion and empathy needed to provide a therapeutic alliance. I join forces with every client, taking a collaborative approach to exploring the issues that need to be worked through and the strengths and resources that can be built upon. Successively, I provide the skills and the needed support on their journey towards change and growth.
(818) 650-3158 View (818) 650-3158
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Susannah Reynolds
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Fernando, CA 91340
Hello, my name is Susannah Reynolds and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Trauma. I work with adults (18+) and provide a non-judgmental environment for my clients. I utilized techniques from Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Attachment Theory, and Client-Centered. My goal in sessions is to build on your current strengths while diving deeper into the triggers/drivers for your current functioning to get each person to what "better" looks like for them.
Hello, my name is Susannah Reynolds and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in Trauma. I work with adults (18+) and provide a non-judgmental environment for my clients. I utilized techniques from Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Attachment Theory, and Client-Centered. My goal in sessions is to build on your current strengths while diving deeper into the triggers/drivers for your current functioning to get each person to what "better" looks like for them.
(818) 924-3497 View (818) 924-3497
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Elizabeth Palomares-Michael
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Fernando, CA 91340  (Online Only)
Are you feeling constantly worried about your weight? Do you battle with self-esteem and self-worth issues? Are you constantly worried about your appearance? As a clinician specializing in Eating Disorders and Beauty and Body Dysmorphia, I can help you explore the profound connection between inner well-being and outer appearance. In our sessions, we will integrate Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Informed Somatic Practices to help you thrive. My passion lies in empowering individuals to cultivate self-compassion and own their inner beauty.
Are you feeling constantly worried about your weight? Do you battle with self-esteem and self-worth issues? Are you constantly worried about your appearance? As a clinician specializing in Eating Disorders and Beauty and Body Dysmorphia, I can help you explore the profound connection between inner well-being and outer appearance. In our sessions, we will integrate Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Informed Somatic Practices to help you thrive. My passion lies in empowering individuals to cultivate self-compassion and own their inner beauty.
(818) 875-5426 View (818) 875-5426
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Virginia Orantes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340  (Online Only)
Do you feel constantly lost, exhausted, or overwhelmed and you are just trying to survive and make it through another day? Do you wonder how you can better manage your life or make it easier for yourself? Now more than ever we are feeling anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed about how we are supposed to manage our relationships, careers, and life transitions. Pushing away our needs and not taking time for ourselves can lead to long-term issues for our mind and body. I believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life and we are more than capable of blooming into the best version of ourselves.
Do you feel constantly lost, exhausted, or overwhelmed and you are just trying to survive and make it through another day? Do you wonder how you can better manage your life or make it easier for yourself? Now more than ever we are feeling anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed about how we are supposed to manage our relationships, careers, and life transitions. Pushing away our needs and not taking time for ourselves can lead to long-term issues for our mind and body. I believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life and we are more than capable of blooming into the best version of ourselves.
(818) 740-4919 View (818) 740-4919
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Zelene Perez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340  (Online Only)
Whether you're a first-time mom eagerly awaiting your baby's arrival or a seasoned mom gearing up for your fourth bundle of joy, each pregnancy and baby brings its own unique adventure and challenges. If you're struggling with adjusting to your new life with a baby due to breastfeeding, pumping, bottle feeding, sleep, issues, you name it, I'm here to help you feel better about yourself and your parenting. Imagine having a safe space where you can freely share your dreams, fears, and the occasional chaotic moment. Together, we can help you get the confidence you need to be the best mother possible to your children.
Whether you're a first-time mom eagerly awaiting your baby's arrival or a seasoned mom gearing up for your fourth bundle of joy, each pregnancy and baby brings its own unique adventure and challenges. If you're struggling with adjusting to your new life with a baby due to breastfeeding, pumping, bottle feeding, sleep, issues, you name it, I'm here to help you feel better about yourself and your parenting. Imagine having a safe space where you can freely share your dreams, fears, and the occasional chaotic moment. Together, we can help you get the confidence you need to be the best mother possible to your children.
(818) 862-9620 View (818) 862-9620
Photo of Mayra Hernandez, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Fernando, CA
Mayra Hernandez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. I help clients find their inner confidence and strength so they can overcome challenges in their lives, like stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Together we will identify your specific challenges, set achievable goals, and, most importantly, we’ll discover what tools, strategies, and self-care practices will help you succeed. I utilize a variety of evidence-based approaches to help you find your inner strength again. This may include CBT, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. I help clients find their inner confidence and strength so they can overcome challenges in their lives, like stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. Together we will identify your specific challenges, set achievable goals, and, most importantly, we’ll discover what tools, strategies, and self-care practices will help you succeed. I utilize a variety of evidence-based approaches to help you find your inner strength again. This may include CBT, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques.
(747) 326-5696 View (747) 326-5696
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KN Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340
KN Therapy is a group of licensed mental health professionals and associates. We provide individual, couples, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. We treat depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, and grief & loss to name a few. We pride ourselves in our work with children of first-generation immigrants, veterans and their families, the LGBTQIA community, and are passionate about helping those who have experienced trauma.
KN Therapy is a group of licensed mental health professionals and associates. We provide individual, couples, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. We treat depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, and grief & loss to name a few. We pride ourselves in our work with children of first-generation immigrants, veterans and their families, the LGBTQIA community, and are passionate about helping those who have experienced trauma.
(562) 735-2086 View (562) 735-2086
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Jennifer Bravo
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, APCC
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340
Are you feeling sad, stressed, anxious, depressed? Are you ready to take the next steps in your life to improve your overall wellbeing? I believe mental health is a large component in helping us achieve our greatest goals. As your therapist, my mission is to walk alongside you as you navigate your journey towards personal growth. I believe that all human beings are inherently capable of unlocking their full potential, and I would like to guide you along that path.
Are you feeling sad, stressed, anxious, depressed? Are you ready to take the next steps in your life to improve your overall wellbeing? I believe mental health is a large component in helping us achieve our greatest goals. As your therapist, my mission is to walk alongside you as you navigate your journey towards personal growth. I believe that all human beings are inherently capable of unlocking their full potential, and I would like to guide you along that path.
(818) 287-6598 View (818) 287-6598
Photo of Camille Reinecker, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Fernando, CA
Camille Reinecker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Fernando, CA 91340  (Online Only)
I help individuals identifying as people pleasers or caretakers who put aside their own needs, wants or desires for others. They also struggle to make time for themselves. They are giving, strong, determined and intelligent individuals who don’t see how to give care to themselves. When they first come in they are exhausted and expressing needing a break, wanting to take a step away from their family and friends. Feeling guilting for wanting to get away from the people they love. What do they need? What do you need? You, like my clients, need love, self-care and peace of mind.
I help individuals identifying as people pleasers or caretakers who put aside their own needs, wants or desires for others. They also struggle to make time for themselves. They are giving, strong, determined and intelligent individuals who don’t see how to give care to themselves. When they first come in they are exhausted and expressing needing a break, wanting to take a step away from their family and friends. Feeling guilting for wanting to get away from the people they love. What do they need? What do you need? You, like my clients, need love, self-care and peace of mind.
(818) 463-2601 View (818) 463-2601
Photo of Joel Zamora, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Fernando, CA
Joel Zamora
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340
Hello! My name is Joel Zamora and I am a Spanish-speaking Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) that utilizes Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients meet their therapeutic goals. I work with adolescents and adults dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, and relational issues.
Hello! My name is Joel Zamora and I am a Spanish-speaking Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) that utilizes Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients meet their therapeutic goals. I work with adolescents and adults dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, and relational issues.
(818) 514-1934 View (818) 514-1934
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Genesis Abelina Espinoza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340
Hello, I am Genesis Espinoza. I am well aware that we all have different needs such as needing someone to talk to, needing someone to hear us out, needing someone to validate our feelings and experience, needing someone to process past trauma with, or simply needing someone's genuine and warm presence. All human beings need help navigating life and gaining assistance through life's confusion and obstacles.
Hello, I am Genesis Espinoza. I am well aware that we all have different needs such as needing someone to talk to, needing someone to hear us out, needing someone to validate our feelings and experience, needing someone to process past trauma with, or simply needing someone's genuine and warm presence. All human beings need help navigating life and gaining assistance through life's confusion and obstacles.
(747) 225-8470 View (747) 225-8470
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Jailene Mazariegos
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340
Hi, I am Jailene, and I support individuals through symptoms of anxiety, depression, life transitions, academic struggles, or recovering from difficult experiences, such as abuse. There are moments where we feel stuck in life personally or professionally. We all deserve to feel heard and supported when feeling low motivation, easily frustrated, our mind racing, uncontrollable worry, negative self-talk, or dissociation.
Hi, I am Jailene, and I support individuals through symptoms of anxiety, depression, life transitions, academic struggles, or recovering from difficult experiences, such as abuse. There are moments where we feel stuck in life personally or professionally. We all deserve to feel heard and supported when feeling low motivation, easily frustrated, our mind racing, uncontrollable worry, negative self-talk, or dissociation.
(818) 654-4418 View (818) 654-4418
Photo of Will Martinez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in San Fernando, CA
Will Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340
Life brings us many challenges & changes, which can be disruptive & can negatively impact our mood and decrease motivation. I bring 20 years of experience of working with individuals who are either experiencing pain or are feeling "stuck." My passion lies in helping individuals, families & couples who struggle with issues such depression, trauma, anxiety & interpersonal conflicts. This includes helping people with unexpected losses, excessive fears, intense emotions or lack of trust in relationships. Specifically, I enjoy working with couples who are experiencing miscommunication issues & are striving to strengthen their bond.
Life brings us many challenges & changes, which can be disruptive & can negatively impact our mood and decrease motivation. I bring 20 years of experience of working with individuals who are either experiencing pain or are feeling "stuck." My passion lies in helping individuals, families & couples who struggle with issues such depression, trauma, anxiety & interpersonal conflicts. This includes helping people with unexpected losses, excessive fears, intense emotions or lack of trust in relationships. Specifically, I enjoy working with couples who are experiencing miscommunication issues & are striving to strengthen their bond.
(213) 214-0675 View (213) 214-0675
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Lindsey Hailston
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340
Hi, I am Dr. Hailston, a licensed Psychologist that also practices as a Forensic Psychologist based in Central California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents, couples, and adults specializing in anxiety, stress, depression, health and wellness, addiction, life transitions, etc., mostly using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
Hi, I am Dr. Hailston, a licensed Psychologist that also practices as a Forensic Psychologist based in Central California and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adolescents, couples, and adults specializing in anxiety, stress, depression, health and wellness, addiction, life transitions, etc., mostly using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help my clients make progress and start feeling better.
(424) 349-4506 View (424) 349-4506
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Ariana Kiefer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Fernando, CA 91340  (Online Only)
My typical client is not looking for a one-size fits all approach, they are looking for a creative solution, one which they have not already tried themselves. Initially coming in for therapy my client may feel anxious, depressed, have insomnia, relationship troubles or struggle with putting their phone away. I enjoy working with teenagers who spend too much time on their phones and are showing signs of emotional instability. I enjoy helping families and couples who are drifting apart, yet want to earnestly work on mending their relationship.
My typical client is not looking for a one-size fits all approach, they are looking for a creative solution, one which they have not already tried themselves. Initially coming in for therapy my client may feel anxious, depressed, have insomnia, relationship troubles or struggle with putting their phone away. I enjoy working with teenagers who spend too much time on their phones and are showing signs of emotional instability. I enjoy helping families and couples who are drifting apart, yet want to earnestly work on mending their relationship.
(310) 504-6533 View (310) 504-6533

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Number of Therapists in San Fernando, CA

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in San Fernando, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
72% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
62% Stress
61% Relationship Issues
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
88% Optum
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in San Fernando, CA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Fernando?

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.