Therapists in Japantown, San Francisco, CA

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Alexis Monnier
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115
Many couples work so hard to resolve conflict on thier own and end up getting stuck over and over. Though each couple has hot topics they can often argue over something as simple as the toilet paper roll. They try to resolve repetitive conflicts on their own and get stuck. There are specific tools and perspectives that are key to having a successful relationship. Learning these tools can deepen a relationship and build a foundation for a potential future family.
Many couples work so hard to resolve conflict on thier own and end up getting stuck over and over. Though each couple has hot topics they can often argue over something as simple as the toilet paper roll. They try to resolve repetitive conflicts on their own and get stuck. There are specific tools and perspectives that are key to having a successful relationship. Learning these tools can deepen a relationship and build a foundation for a potential future family.
(415) 801-0354 View (415) 801-0354
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Sarah Carr
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115
Sarah specializes in helping teens and adults navigate OCD, anxiety disorders (social, generalized, phobias, panic), depression, work stress, and trauma. She is trained in evidence-based treatments that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Sarah has attended several multi-day residential mindfulness retreats and is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher. Sarah has also has completed intensive training in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). More info at www.mindfulsf.com.
Sarah specializes in helping teens and adults navigate OCD, anxiety disorders (social, generalized, phobias, panic), depression, work stress, and trauma. She is trained in evidence-based treatments that include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). Sarah has attended several multi-day residential mindfulness retreats and is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher. Sarah has also has completed intensive training in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). More info at www.mindfulsf.com.
(415) 969-3289 View (415) 969-3289
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Laurel Roberts-Meese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Lawyers, executives, and entrepreneurs find support and understanding in my practice. I help driven professionals process trauma, decrease anxiety, and build better relationships. You've probably got a lot going on; your relationship is strained, demands on you at work are increasing, or the ways you used to cope don't seem to be working anymore. Whatever brings you to therapy, we can figure out a way to feel better together.
Lawyers, executives, and entrepreneurs find support and understanding in my practice. I help driven professionals process trauma, decrease anxiety, and build better relationships. You've probably got a lot going on; your relationship is strained, demands on you at work are increasing, or the ways you used to cope don't seem to be working anymore. Whatever brings you to therapy, we can figure out a way to feel better together.
(628) 216-2543 View (628) 216-2543
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Batya Ross
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115
Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant.
Most of us lug around a suitcase full of our thoughts, feelings, family history and past experiences and have no idea what's in there. Our current responses to and experience of life come from the contents of that suitcase. Together in therapy we gently unpack it. We will see what is working for you, what needs more support and what has served it's purpose but no longer works. I work collaboratively and am curious about all the things that make you who you are. I am particularly interested in working with people who feel misunderstood or unimportant.
(415) 275-6820 View (415) 275-6820
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Stephen Trichter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115
I offer a holistic approach, drawing on depth psychology, somatics, spirituality, psychedelic medicine, relational theory and social justice activism in my work with patients. I am interested in working closely with adults, adolescents and couples, supporting them in their development and helping them reach their goals.
I offer a holistic approach, drawing on depth psychology, somatics, spirituality, psychedelic medicine, relational theory and social justice activism in my work with patients. I am interested in working closely with adults, adolescents and couples, supporting them in their development and helping them reach their goals.
(415) 689-9969 View (415) 689-9969
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Sarah Ibañez Fisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115
Not accepting new clients
We are all works in progress - or as I see it, masterpieces in the making. In therapy, my hope is to create a safe place for you to share the challenges of being human in this world. It is a place to explore pain and patterns that continue to show themselves, a place to explore how family, community, institutions, and social systems have impacted us, and a place to grow in awareness so as to participate more authentically in the fabric of life. I believe we all have the capacity to heal and view my job not as healer but as human creating a space for you to find the healer within yourself.
We are all works in progress - or as I see it, masterpieces in the making. In therapy, my hope is to create a safe place for you to share the challenges of being human in this world. It is a place to explore pain and patterns that continue to show themselves, a place to explore how family, community, institutions, and social systems have impacted us, and a place to grow in awareness so as to participate more authentically in the fabric of life. I believe we all have the capacity to heal and view my job not as healer but as human creating a space for you to find the healer within yourself.
(415) 534-3953 View (415) 534-3953
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Janet Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
I'm dedicated to supporting individuals, couples and adolescents. I specialize in helping people work through relationship dynamics, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, professional satisfaction, and existential fulfillment. You may have been so focused on achieving external goals that you haven't had the time to address your emotions or past events and it feels like you can't avoid them anymore. Together, we would navigate through the experiences that have been difficult to sort through on your own and have left you spiraling or feeling stuck.
I'm dedicated to supporting individuals, couples and adolescents. I specialize in helping people work through relationship dynamics, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, professional satisfaction, and existential fulfillment. You may have been so focused on achieving external goals that you haven't had the time to address your emotions or past events and it feels like you can't avoid them anymore. Together, we would navigate through the experiences that have been difficult to sort through on your own and have left you spiraling or feeling stuck.
(415) 481-3504 View (415) 481-3504
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Martin Newman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115
I believe that every one of us has the potential of establishing a fuller and more joyous relationship with others and the world. As we work to bring our own unique voice into our lives, we frequently struggle against our childhood conditioning and the culture within which we find ourselves. Therapy as I see and practice it, is a process by which people, reconnect with their deepest yearnings and are helped to become more of whom they were meant to be so they may fulfill their truest destiny.
I believe that every one of us has the potential of establishing a fuller and more joyous relationship with others and the world. As we work to bring our own unique voice into our lives, we frequently struggle against our childhood conditioning and the culture within which we find ourselves. Therapy as I see and practice it, is a process by which people, reconnect with their deepest yearnings and are helped to become more of whom they were meant to be so they may fulfill their truest destiny.
(415) 236-2916 View (415) 236-2916
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Radical Roots Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115
Ruby (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW 101630) who brings a decade of experience supporting youth, young adults, caregivers, families, and individuals navigate loss and attachment ruptures, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, family conflict, life stressors, and the life cycle. Ruby approaches her sessions with warmth, humility, and a strengths-based lens, valuing collaboration, authenticity, and creativity.
Ruby (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW 101630) who brings a decade of experience supporting youth, young adults, caregivers, families, and individuals navigate loss and attachment ruptures, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, family conflict, life stressors, and the life cycle. Ruby approaches her sessions with warmth, humility, and a strengths-based lens, valuing collaboration, authenticity, and creativity.
(510) 491-0155 View (510) 491-0155
Martha Lybarger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115
Time to get your life back on track? Tired of the same old fights? Is your addiction hijacking your life? Wondering if you can continue to deal with the chaos around you? You can take your life back, find some peace and learn how to better communicate with your partner and yourself. We all have deep needs for tenderness, sharing and love.
Time to get your life back on track? Tired of the same old fights? Is your addiction hijacking your life? Wondering if you can continue to deal with the chaos around you? You can take your life back, find some peace and learn how to better communicate with your partner and yourself. We all have deep needs for tenderness, sharing and love.
(415) 969-7728 View (415) 969-7728
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Steven Orma
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Trouble sleeping? I’m a clinical sleep psychologist specializing in insomnia. For the last 10+ years I’ve helped people of all ages, genders, and walks of life overcome insomnia and get their sleep and life back. If you suffer from sleep problems, I offer expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the gold-standard treatment. I’ve been a consultant and contributor to the Calm app, featured in their “Sleep Stories” on the topic of sleep science, and am a certified CBT-I clinician with a high level of proficiency in the program developed and tested at Harvard Medical School.
Trouble sleeping? I’m a clinical sleep psychologist specializing in insomnia. For the last 10+ years I’ve helped people of all ages, genders, and walks of life overcome insomnia and get their sleep and life back. If you suffer from sleep problems, I offer expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the gold-standard treatment. I’ve been a consultant and contributor to the Calm app, featured in their “Sleep Stories” on the topic of sleep science, and am a certified CBT-I clinician with a high level of proficiency in the program developed and tested at Harvard Medical School.
(415) 707-3208 View (415) 707-3208
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Chloe Rossin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115
I am dedicated to helping young professionals overcome the obstacles standing between them and the lives that they want to live. Many young adults report feeling “stuck” in at least one area of their lives. This can include recurring problematic relationship patterns, difficulty finding motivation at work, or chronic feelings of failure despite their objective success.
I am dedicated to helping young professionals overcome the obstacles standing between them and the lives that they want to live. Many young adults report feeling “stuck” in at least one area of their lives. This can include recurring problematic relationship patterns, difficulty finding motivation at work, or chronic feelings of failure despite their objective success.
(628) 200-4173 View (628) 200-4173
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Jonah Oderberg
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
I'm here to support you through whatever challenges you may be facing. As a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at the Center for Mental Health Excellence (CFMHE), I provide a safe space to explore your unique story and difficulties, be they relationship issues, anxiety, depression, or simply feeling off. Through a tailored therapeutic approach, we'll work together to find relief, growth, and positive change. I welcome adults, families, couples, and adolescents of all backgrounds. My approach considers your life experiences, relationships, and challenges to build goals that fit your needs, all from the comfort of your home.
I'm here to support you through whatever challenges you may be facing. As a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee at the Center for Mental Health Excellence (CFMHE), I provide a safe space to explore your unique story and difficulties, be they relationship issues, anxiety, depression, or simply feeling off. Through a tailored therapeutic approach, we'll work together to find relief, growth, and positive change. I welcome adults, families, couples, and adolescents of all backgrounds. My approach considers your life experiences, relationships, and challenges to build goals that fit your needs, all from the comfort of your home.
(619) 268-6907 View (619) 268-6907
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Daphne Ng
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94115
Sometimes, we get stuck in patterns that might have been helpful at some point in our lives but are not so helpful to us now. These patterns show up in the ways we respond in our relationships, in work/school, to challenges, and to ourselves. We’ll approach therapy as collaborators to build up your skills and strengths to get you unstuck. In our work together, we'll gently explore the past, so we can create an action plan for a different future. We'll recontextualize what no longer serves you and make space for your curious, creative self to emerge.
Sometimes, we get stuck in patterns that might have been helpful at some point in our lives but are not so helpful to us now. These patterns show up in the ways we respond in our relationships, in work/school, to challenges, and to ourselves. We’ll approach therapy as collaborators to build up your skills and strengths to get you unstuck. In our work together, we'll gently explore the past, so we can create an action plan for a different future. We'll recontextualize what no longer serves you and make space for your curious, creative self to emerge.
(415) 917-2947 View (415) 917-2947
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Nicole T. Isbell
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Japantown, San Francisco, CA 94109  (Online Only)
I grew up in Lake Tahoe, CA, surrounded by the beauty of nature, which gave me a holistic view of health and a love for the outdoors. My journey initially led me to pursue a career in acting, but a transformative experience working with a Nutritionist and CBT Therapist ignited my passion for psychology. I completed my Bachelor's at NYU with a focus on Psychology, Narrative Writing, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health studies. Now, as a Therapist Trainee at the Center for Mental Health Excellence (CFMHE), I am committed to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges and foster meaningful connections.
I grew up in Lake Tahoe, CA, surrounded by the beauty of nature, which gave me a holistic view of health and a love for the outdoors. My journey initially led me to pursue a career in acting, but a transformative experience working with a Nutritionist and CBT Therapist ignited my passion for psychology. I completed my Bachelor's at NYU with a focus on Psychology, Narrative Writing, and Child and Adolescent Mental Health studies. Now, as a Therapist Trainee at the Center for Mental Health Excellence (CFMHE), I am committed to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges and foster meaningful connections.
(619) 598-0871 View (619) 598-0871

Online Therapists

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Kate Moore Meyers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94127
I’m so happy you’re here! I understand that you’re ready for support as you are going through a rough patch or because you are ready to make significant changes to improve your inner life, practical life, work, or relationships. My own life is fuller and richer because I went for therapy and coaching at a couple of crucial times. I am grateful for the help in learning how to move beyond blind spots and through stuck spaces or misunderstandings. I think of my work as an offer to you where, from graduate school, life experience and coaching, I bring listening and pragmatic tools to help you live fully or change your life.
I’m so happy you’re here! I understand that you’re ready for support as you are going through a rough patch or because you are ready to make significant changes to improve your inner life, practical life, work, or relationships. My own life is fuller and richer because I went for therapy and coaching at a couple of crucial times. I am grateful for the help in learning how to move beyond blind spots and through stuck spaces or misunderstandings. I think of my work as an offer to you where, from graduate school, life experience and coaching, I bring listening and pragmatic tools to help you live fully or change your life.
(650) 334-0585 View (650) 334-0585
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Emily Eliash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I aim to provide a therapeutic environment that is non-judgemental and collaborative. My clinical style is to lead with warmth, humor, and curiosity. I value direct and open communication so that clients can have space to be themselves and keep it real. I draw from multiple evidence-based treatments to increase effective coping responses to life challenges. In my work as a therapist, I've supported people from diverse sociocultural backgrounds, with a wide range of mental health challenges and lived experiences.
I aim to provide a therapeutic environment that is non-judgemental and collaborative. My clinical style is to lead with warmth, humor, and curiosity. I value direct and open communication so that clients can have space to be themselves and keep it real. I draw from multiple evidence-based treatments to increase effective coping responses to life challenges. In my work as a therapist, I've supported people from diverse sociocultural backgrounds, with a wide range of mental health challenges and lived experiences.
(510) 617-1868 View (510) 617-1868
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Kaytlin Sirounian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma, chronic stress, depression, or anxiety. I am passionate about working with transgender and nonbinary adults seeking a space for emotional healing and coping where they feel safe, celebrated, and supported. In therapy, we can work together to explore your identity and gender expression. We will also identify your strengths and values. By doing this, you can develop healthy and fulfilling relationships, process your experiences, heal from trauma, and build resilience.
I specialize in working with adults who have experienced trauma, chronic stress, depression, or anxiety. I am passionate about working with transgender and nonbinary adults seeking a space for emotional healing and coping where they feel safe, celebrated, and supported. In therapy, we can work together to explore your identity and gender expression. We will also identify your strengths and values. By doing this, you can develop healthy and fulfilling relationships, process your experiences, heal from trauma, and build resilience.
(510) 738-2864 View (510) 738-2864
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Lara Curry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
My name is Lara Curry. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I've helped people struggling with anxiety, depression, alcohol use, relationship issues, and relapse prevention. I employ EMDR, Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Trauma-focused, and Solution-focused brief therapy modalities. I assume anyone seeking psychotherapy genuinely desires to help sort out the difficulties in their lives. I try to work as a co-investigator to understand the issues and help explain how they evolved and how to resolve them in an informal, caring partnership with my clients.
My name is Lara Curry. I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I've helped people struggling with anxiety, depression, alcohol use, relationship issues, and relapse prevention. I employ EMDR, Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Trauma-focused, and Solution-focused brief therapy modalities. I assume anyone seeking psychotherapy genuinely desires to help sort out the difficulties in their lives. I try to work as a co-investigator to understand the issues and help explain how they evolved and how to resolve them in an informal, caring partnership with my clients.
(661) 271-6194 View (661) 271-6194
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Katie Cofer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
My ideal client is someone who wants solutions to current life issues, but also to explore and let go of limiting beliefs and patterns. Many of them deal with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship issues, and blocked creativity. Uncovering and releasing unresolved emotions opens up space for lasting change. My Mind/Body approach integrates relational talk therapy, somatics, and expressive arts. Through these processes of self-discovery and healing, clients may feel more empowered and connected with their innate vitality and creativity.
My ideal client is someone who wants solutions to current life issues, but also to explore and let go of limiting beliefs and patterns. Many of them deal with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship issues, and blocked creativity. Uncovering and releasing unresolved emotions opens up space for lasting change. My Mind/Body approach integrates relational talk therapy, somatics, and expressive arts. Through these processes of self-discovery and healing, clients may feel more empowered and connected with their innate vitality and creativity.
(415) 742-1951 View (415) 742-1951

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Number of Therapists in Japantown, San Francisco, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Japantown, San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Relationship Issues
87% Depression
80% Grief
80% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Anthem | Elevance
50% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Japantown, San Francisco, CA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Japantown, San Francisco?

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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.