Therapists in Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA

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Elizabeth Geeslin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122  (Online Only)
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where all parts of you are welcomed to come forward, and will be met with curiosity and deep reverence. I am drawn to, and inspired by, the power of human resiliency. I believe we all have an innate wellspring of information, experiences, and tools inside of us, to guide us to a deeper sense of ourselves. I am passionate about helping you discover, explore, and connect to all parts of you, in order to live a more full and embodied life.
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where all parts of you are welcomed to come forward, and will be met with curiosity and deep reverence. I am drawn to, and inspired by, the power of human resiliency. I believe we all have an innate wellspring of information, experiences, and tools inside of us, to guide us to a deeper sense of ourselves. I am passionate about helping you discover, explore, and connect to all parts of you, in order to live a more full and embodied life.
(628) 288-4092 View (628) 288-4092
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LaTosha Akana
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist committed to treating individuals, couples, and families. My clinical interests include treating couples’ issues in transition periods (preparing for marriage, parenthood, or divorce), spiritual or religious issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life transition issues. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches in working with clients and the relationships they have in their lives. Using an integrative change model, I highlight the strengths of different theories to fit the client’s identified needs.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist committed to treating individuals, couples, and families. My clinical interests include treating couples’ issues in transition periods (preparing for marriage, parenthood, or divorce), spiritual or religious issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life transition issues. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches in working with clients and the relationships they have in their lives. Using an integrative change model, I highlight the strengths of different theories to fit the client’s identified needs.
(415) 888-9744 View (415) 888-9744
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Suangsmorn Stapatyanon
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122
I specialize in working with adolescents (13-17) and emerging adults (18-29) who are struggling with relationship/peer, family, behavioral, emotional, self-esteem, academic, and career challenges. My clients and their families look for support to address different life changes and stressors, such as starting college, loss/grief, dating/relationships, navigating independence, and intergenerational family conflict. They are also looking for strategies to effectively manage symptoms related to mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, adjustment disorders, and trauma.
I specialize in working with adolescents (13-17) and emerging adults (18-29) who are struggling with relationship/peer, family, behavioral, emotional, self-esteem, academic, and career challenges. My clients and their families look for support to address different life changes and stressors, such as starting college, loss/grief, dating/relationships, navigating independence, and intergenerational family conflict. They are also looking for strategies to effectively manage symptoms related to mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, adjustment disorders, and trauma.
(415) 728-0956 View (415) 728-0956
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Yulia Antoniadou
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122
I am Dr. Koba, a licensed clinical psychologist. I specialize in working with couples, women, and men. I provide psychotherapy and coaching. I work with couples helping them improve their relationship through improving communication, intimacy, and connection. I also work with pregnant and postpartum women as well as women who struggle with parenting issues and work/life/career balance. I work with men helping them find their authentic self. My style is warm, non-judgmental, and direct. I believe that together we can change the way you think, interact, and relate to others and yourself.
I am Dr. Koba, a licensed clinical psychologist. I specialize in working with couples, women, and men. I provide psychotherapy and coaching. I work with couples helping them improve their relationship through improving communication, intimacy, and connection. I also work with pregnant and postpartum women as well as women who struggle with parenting issues and work/life/career balance. I work with men helping them find their authentic self. My style is warm, non-judgmental, and direct. I believe that together we can change the way you think, interact, and relate to others and yourself.
(415) 792-4026 View (415) 792-4026
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Farah Pezeshki
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122
My name is Farah Pezeshki, and I am a Ph.D. (license PSY14875) in clinical psychology with over 20 years of experience. I am based in California, having worked with young adults and older adults across all areas of Los Angeles. My cross-cultural experience and clinical-based approach allow me to apply my expertise and training to fit any individual's unique needs, helping them manage a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, etc.
My name is Farah Pezeshki, and I am a Ph.D. (license PSY14875) in clinical psychology with over 20 years of experience. I am based in California, having worked with young adults and older adults across all areas of Los Angeles. My cross-cultural experience and clinical-based approach allow me to apply my expertise and training to fit any individual's unique needs, helping them manage a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, etc.
(415) 965-5072 View (415) 965-5072
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Dr. Ericka Hofmeyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122  (Online Only)
Dr. Ericka Hofmeyer is a psychotherapist licensed in CA. She received her MA in psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate Institute. She trained with psychoanalysts, provided psychological testing and assessments, developed behavioral health training modules, established programming for young adults with neurodivergence, and completed her dissertation with Women In Long Term Recovery From Alcoholism.
Dr. Ericka Hofmeyer is a psychotherapist licensed in CA. She received her MA in psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate Institute. She trained with psychoanalysts, provided psychological testing and assessments, developed behavioral health training modules, established programming for young adults with neurodivergence, and completed her dissertation with Women In Long Term Recovery From Alcoholism.
(415) 874-0969 View (415) 874-0969
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Larissa Tekerian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122
Hello, my name is Larissa Tekerian and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I am passionate about people and helping them realize their full potential. I am committed to providing a supportive space where clients can be vulnerable and feel like I am their confidante. I believe that working as a team is essential for growth and progress. I have experience treating clients with substance use disorders and mood disorders, as well as PTSD and trauma. I also work with clients who feel stuck in life and may feel less motivated, and conversely those who are experiencing new transitions such as a new job or a change in family dynamics.
Hello, my name is Larissa Tekerian and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I am passionate about people and helping them realize their full potential. I am committed to providing a supportive space where clients can be vulnerable and feel like I am their confidante. I believe that working as a team is essential for growth and progress. I have experience treating clients with substance use disorders and mood disorders, as well as PTSD and trauma. I also work with clients who feel stuck in life and may feel less motivated, and conversely those who are experiencing new transitions such as a new job or a change in family dynamics.
(415) 367-1031 View (415) 367-1031
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Meryl Leavitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
My passion and specialization is working with children and their families, which I have experience with in both school and private practice settings. Do you have children who are bullied at school or are the bully? Do you have children who are failing their classes or seem uncharacteristically anxious or depressed? Are you going through a separation with your partner and wonder how it is affecting your children? If you are, I can help. Other prevelent issues in my work with both adults and children include: grief and loss, substance abuse, anger management, family reunification, divorce, and romantic relationships.
(415) 868-5901 View (415) 868-5901
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Bronwen Antonia Lemmon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122
Are you seeking to know yourself better? Do you want to be able to connect more meaningfully with others? Do you feel deceptively fine while feeling lost? Therapy for self understanding is a process that can slowly and surely equip you to overcome your anxieties and other challenging emotional experiences. Exploring what goes on in your feelings begins a process to produce change.
Are you seeking to know yourself better? Do you want to be able to connect more meaningfully with others? Do you feel deceptively fine while feeling lost? Therapy for self understanding is a process that can slowly and surely equip you to overcome your anxieties and other challenging emotional experiences. Exploring what goes on in your feelings begins a process to produce change.
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Whitney Richards
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122  (Online Only)
It’s a struggle to deal with anxiety, a harmful inner critic, or unsatisfying relationship dynamics. It can be hard to feel playful, to easily connect to others, to get your emotional needs met, or to feel at ease in your body. Whether you feel overwhelmed by your emotions or cut off from them, you know you want to do things differently but aren’t sure how. While I don’t work with couples, I do specialize in working with individuals who are carrying around belief systems that are keeping them anxious or detached in relationships.
It’s a struggle to deal with anxiety, a harmful inner critic, or unsatisfying relationship dynamics. It can be hard to feel playful, to easily connect to others, to get your emotional needs met, or to feel at ease in your body. Whether you feel overwhelmed by your emotions or cut off from them, you know you want to do things differently but aren’t sure how. While I don’t work with couples, I do specialize in working with individuals who are carrying around belief systems that are keeping them anxious or detached in relationships.
(628) 212-6769 View (628) 212-6769
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Amy Vienna Golsong
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122
Welcome! Are you navigating a significant life event, a time of change or transformation? Therapy can support you - this journey is not one you need to do alone. I create a space that encourages exploration, is radically free of judgement and expectation. Together we can slow down enough to hear and listen to your inner wisdom where the answers and next steps that are right for you can be found.
Welcome! Are you navigating a significant life event, a time of change or transformation? Therapy can support you - this journey is not one you need to do alone. I create a space that encourages exploration, is radically free of judgement and expectation. Together we can slow down enough to hear and listen to your inner wisdom where the answers and next steps that are right for you can be found.
(415) 870-8851 View (415) 870-8851
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Roberto F Santiago
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASCW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122
Riddled with Anxiety & all outta Екатерина's Krisis Kontrol? Still got SZA on shuffle? Sick&Tired of judge-y therapists? If that’s you, look no further! At Wombat Mental Health Services we're reimagining & reindigenizing therapy. Our licensed therapists are for & from our community...SO stop tossing your coins at bland therapists who just don't get it. Come to Wombat where we give you the Ooh-Ah-AH Sensation through indigenous practices that are culturally appropriate, judgement free, and affirmative.
Riddled with Anxiety & all outta Екатерина's Krisis Kontrol? Still got SZA on shuffle? Sick&Tired of judge-y therapists? If that’s you, look no further! At Wombat Mental Health Services we're reimagining & reindigenizing therapy. Our licensed therapists are for & from our community...SO stop tossing your coins at bland therapists who just don't get it. Come to Wombat where we give you the Ooh-Ah-AH Sensation through indigenous practices that are culturally appropriate, judgement free, and affirmative.
(628) 277-5436 View (628) 277-5436
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David Torres
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94114  (Online Only)
I specialize working with individuals who have endured/are enduring narcissistic abuse (like gaslighting and emotional manipulation) who often arrive at therapy feeling confused and depressed. Victims of narcissistic partners/family often struggle with self-blame, fueling a painful cycle of self-doubt, shame, and depression. I also work with sexual abuse and complex trauma, and substance misuse. We will focus on rebuilding self-esteem and embracing a future where you feel validated and strong.
I specialize working with individuals who have endured/are enduring narcissistic abuse (like gaslighting and emotional manipulation) who often arrive at therapy feeling confused and depressed. Victims of narcissistic partners/family often struggle with self-blame, fueling a painful cycle of self-doubt, shame, and depression. I also work with sexual abuse and complex trauma, and substance misuse. We will focus on rebuilding self-esteem and embracing a future where you feel validated and strong.
(415) 335-9429 View (415) 335-9429
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Mark Beidelman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122
My goal is to help people obtain insight, new perspectives, and tools for improved wellbeing. I enjoy working with a wide variety of people and implement a range of evidence-based treatments. When I work with people in therapy, I utilize the whole person and look at biological, psychological, and social factors that may be impacting their wellbeing. When we begin working together, I discuss different approaches to therapy so that you can make an informed decision about what approach you prefer.
My goal is to help people obtain insight, new perspectives, and tools for improved wellbeing. I enjoy working with a wide variety of people and implement a range of evidence-based treatments. When I work with people in therapy, I utilize the whole person and look at biological, psychological, and social factors that may be impacting their wellbeing. When we begin working together, I discuss different approaches to therapy so that you can make an informed decision about what approach you prefer.
(415) 592-7379 View (415) 592-7379
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Dorothy Fitzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, GCFT
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122
I am a body-centered psychotherapist and shaman specializing in working with people with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. I especially love to work with people that wish to embark on the deep, transformational journey of core healing and living authentically. I have nearly 3 decades of body-centered experience including Chi Gung, Tai Chi, Taoist Breathing and Meditation, the Feldenkrais Method, and Somatic Experiencing. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in San Francisco. I work with clients via skype and the phone as well as in-person.
I am a body-centered psychotherapist and shaman specializing in working with people with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. I especially love to work with people that wish to embark on the deep, transformational journey of core healing and living authentically. I have nearly 3 decades of body-centered experience including Chi Gung, Tai Chi, Taoist Breathing and Meditation, the Feldenkrais Method, and Somatic Experiencing. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in San Francisco. I work with clients via skype and the phone as well as in-person.
(415) 423-2725 View (415) 423-2725
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Rachel Sontag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122  (Online Only)
I believe everyone has the capacity to live a joyous, meaningful and satisfying life. I work with motivated people who are undergoing major life transitions, coming to terms with painful experiences, seeking clarity or perspective, having difficulties in relationships or work, or feeling stuck in patterns of thinking and behaving that are no longer working.
I believe everyone has the capacity to live a joyous, meaningful and satisfying life. I work with motivated people who are undergoing major life transitions, coming to terms with painful experiences, seeking clarity or perspective, having difficulties in relationships or work, or feeling stuck in patterns of thinking and behaving that are no longer working.
(847) 558-6783 View (847) 558-6783
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Krishan Abeyatunge
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94118
I'm a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco, CA and I'm adjunct faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies' graduate degree program for Integral Counseling Psychology. For more information: www.therapywithkrishan.com
I'm a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco, CA and I'm adjunct faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies' graduate degree program for Integral Counseling Psychology. For more information: www.therapywithkrishan.com
(415) 472-9651 View (415) 472-9651
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Rachel Brandwene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122  (Online Only)
Anxiety and stress can leave us feeling shattered, disconnected, and out of touch with our authentic selves. The constant overwhelm, isolation from misunderstood friends, and struggle to establish and uphold boundaries can be exhausting. It's possible you can't even recall a time when you didn't feel this way. But here's what's clear: you're craving relief. You're eager to cultivate fulfilling relationships free from the grip of the past. You're determined to regain confidence in asserting your needs. Above all, you're ready to rekindle self-love and embrace the future with renewed hope.
Anxiety and stress can leave us feeling shattered, disconnected, and out of touch with our authentic selves. The constant overwhelm, isolation from misunderstood friends, and struggle to establish and uphold boundaries can be exhausting. It's possible you can't even recall a time when you didn't feel this way. But here's what's clear: you're craving relief. You're eager to cultivate fulfilling relationships free from the grip of the past. You're determined to regain confidence in asserting your needs. Above all, you're ready to rekindle self-love and embrace the future with renewed hope.
(628) 203-1058 View (628) 203-1058
Elizabeth Corsale
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94122  (Online Only)
I work with sensitivity and compassion to create a safe environment in which issues can be explored. I de-mystify the therapeutic process in order to help you maximize your efforts to create the life you wish to have. I help you to discover the unique person you are, whether you are a professional, an artist, a parent, or a couple. Whether your challenge is situational, chronic, or acute, my goal is to help you learn how to create a more fulfilled life and enrich your relationships. I work deeply and pragmatically, so that you gain both insight, development, growth and practical knowledge.
I work with sensitivity and compassion to create a safe environment in which issues can be explored. I de-mystify the therapeutic process in order to help you maximize your efforts to create the life you wish to have. I help you to discover the unique person you are, whether you are a professional, an artist, a parent, or a couple. Whether your challenge is situational, chronic, or acute, my goal is to help you learn how to create a more fulfilled life and enrich your relationships. I work deeply and pragmatically, so that you gain both insight, development, growth and practical knowledge.
(415) 723-4321 View (415) 723-4321
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Joseph Warner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA 94116  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Joseph, and I work with teens, couples, individuals, and groups in California. I specialize in guiding individuals through a holistic exploration of their experiences, with a focus on areas such as anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, masculinity, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and motivation. In therapy, we'll untangle the threads of mind, body, spirit, society, identity, thoughts, emotions, actions, and relationships, creating unique pathways back to the core of oneself. This process offers opportunities for healing, integration, meaning-making, and the embrace of new ways to savor and thrive in life.
Hello! My name is Joseph, and I work with teens, couples, individuals, and groups in California. I specialize in guiding individuals through a holistic exploration of their experiences, with a focus on areas such as anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, masculinity, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and motivation. In therapy, we'll untangle the threads of mind, body, spirit, society, identity, thoughts, emotions, actions, and relationships, creating unique pathways back to the core of oneself. This process offers opportunities for healing, integration, meaning-making, and the embrace of new ways to savor and thrive in life.
(415) 943-0593 View (415) 943-0593

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Number of Therapists in Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA

100+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
80% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Aetna
71% Optum

How Therapists in Outer Sunset, San Francisco, CA see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Outer Sunset, 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.