Therapists in West Valley, San Jose, CA

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Yu-Ping Huang
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95117
Are you struggling with stress, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issues? You might feel alone, overwhelmed, or helpless dealing with these issues on your own. Want to look for clarity, understanding, support and guidance, and learn about coping skills? You will have a safe space where you can learn more about yourself and others, learn about mental health issues, and improve self-esteem, relationships, and quality of life.
Are you struggling with stress, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, or any other mental health issues? You might feel alone, overwhelmed, or helpless dealing with these issues on your own. Want to look for clarity, understanding, support and guidance, and learn about coping skills? You will have a safe space where you can learn more about yourself and others, learn about mental health issues, and improve self-esteem, relationships, and quality of life.
(408) 583-5994 View (408) 583-5994
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Kitte Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95129
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit us at www.paloaltotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
Is excessive worry or anxiety limiting your life? Do you want to feel better and live a happier life? Helping our clients overcome social anxiety, public speaking fears, OCD, panic, excessive worry and depression is our primary focus. Visit us at www.paloaltotherapy.com. By using proven therapy methods (We are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy specialists) we will focus on specific problems, solutions, and reachable goals. We provide much more than traditional talk therapy and help you get results to improve your emotions and your life. By doing this we can help rather quickly. Call to schedule a free phone consultation.
(408) 668-0259 View (408) 668-0259
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Meenal Jog
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95128
Meenal Jog is a psychologist, who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated from Lehigh University with a PhD in Counseling Psychology. Meenal believes in an integrative approach to therapy that borrows from relational psychodynamic therapy, attachment theory, multicultural theories, as well as mindfulness, acceptance and compassion based approaches. She adopts a relational stance in therapy and uses insightoriented techniques and interpersonal feedback to help clients develop awareness of their patterns of interpreting and reacting to the world which may be contributing to their distress.
Meenal Jog is a psychologist, who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated from Lehigh University with a PhD in Counseling Psychology. Meenal believes in an integrative approach to therapy that borrows from relational psychodynamic therapy, attachment theory, multicultural theories, as well as mindfulness, acceptance and compassion based approaches. She adopts a relational stance in therapy and uses insightoriented techniques and interpersonal feedback to help clients develop awareness of their patterns of interpreting and reacting to the world which may be contributing to their distress.
(408) 403-5851 View (408) 403-5851
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Jennifer Lovelace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95128  (Online Only)
I have worked with a myriad of individuals and families who come from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and have treated issues related to interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I use different therapeutic modalities to include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients achieve their individual goals.
I have worked with a myriad of individuals and families who come from various cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and have treated issues related to interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I use different therapeutic modalities to include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) to help clients achieve their individual goals.
(510) 544-6703 View (510) 544-6703
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Bobby Farhat
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95129
Feeling stressed out? Are you unable to relax? Wish you could stop the negative thoughts and the inner critic? Are you going to the past a lot with many “what if questions” which often creates depression or going to the future and feeling anxious? Do you suffer from a trauma or things that has happened in the past and you are not able to let go of them? These are all issues that I have helped many of my clients with.
Feeling stressed out? Are you unable to relax? Wish you could stop the negative thoughts and the inner critic? Are you going to the past a lot with many “what if questions” which often creates depression or going to the future and feeling anxious? Do you suffer from a trauma or things that has happened in the past and you are not able to let go of them? These are all issues that I have helped many of my clients with.
(408) 351-7573 View (408) 351-7573
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Margot Minnium
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95128
Good therapy works. It’s not magic but it feels that way as we work together to address the situations or relationships you’re struggling with. Together, we build a trusting relationship where change and insight are possible. Feeling relief and gaining confidence in yourself occurs. As a compassionate listener and experienced clinician, I will create a safe space and be a capable guide for you.
Good therapy works. It’s not magic but it feels that way as we work together to address the situations or relationships you’re struggling with. Together, we build a trusting relationship where change and insight are possible. Feeling relief and gaining confidence in yourself occurs. As a compassionate listener and experienced clinician, I will create a safe space and be a capable guide for you.
(408) 409-8866 View (408) 409-8866
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Melody D London
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95129  (Online Only)
Dr. London has 20 years of experience providing services in a confidential space where you can safely explore your concerns. You can work though personal and professional transitions by learning new skills and improving relationships or, if desired, you can be led to heal from pain, conquer substance overuse or better understand and cope with bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety. Your journey will be personally crafted to meet your specific needs. Your goals, needs and perspectives will be an integral part of your treatment plan. Your therapy will be part of a collaborative process in which you will be an active participant.
Dr. London has 20 years of experience providing services in a confidential space where you can safely explore your concerns. You can work though personal and professional transitions by learning new skills and improving relationships or, if desired, you can be led to heal from pain, conquer substance overuse or better understand and cope with bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety. Your journey will be personally crafted to meet your specific needs. Your goals, needs and perspectives will be an integral part of your treatment plan. Your therapy will be part of a collaborative process in which you will be an active participant.
(408) 214-8477 View (408) 214-8477
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Elizabeth Mueller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95128
Seeking therapy can be a challenging step, because opening up about intimate issues to a stranger is both terrifying, brave, and can leave you feeling vulnerable. That's why it's important to find somebody with whom you feel comfortable. It is my priority to make you feel at ease, because reaching your goal is more difficult when this is not at the foundation of the therapeutic experience. This approach has enabled me to work with a wide array of teens, adults, couples, and families.
Seeking therapy can be a challenging step, because opening up about intimate issues to a stranger is both terrifying, brave, and can leave you feeling vulnerable. That's why it's important to find somebody with whom you feel comfortable. It is my priority to make you feel at ease, because reaching your goal is more difficult when this is not at the foundation of the therapeutic experience. This approach has enabled me to work with a wide array of teens, adults, couples, and families.
(831) 246-8278 View (831) 246-8278
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Dave King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95128
I have personally suffered with mental health challenges through different stages in my life. I know what it’s like to talk to friends/family but not gain any movement towards a happier life. It wasn’t until I connected with a therapist and admitted to myself that I was sick and tired of feeling symptoms of anxiety, depression, and setting healthy boundaries that I was able to make progress toward a happier life.
I have personally suffered with mental health challenges through different stages in my life. I know what it’s like to talk to friends/family but not gain any movement towards a happier life. It wasn’t until I connected with a therapist and admitted to myself that I was sick and tired of feeling symptoms of anxiety, depression, and setting healthy boundaries that I was able to make progress toward a happier life.
(707) 368-3831 View (707) 368-3831
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Sadaf Skandari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95128
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or lost in your current situation? Do you find yourself struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety that are impacting your daily functioning and overall quality of life? Perhaps you also battle with negative self-talk, self-doubt, and low self-esteem. These challenges can be difficult to navigate alone, but you don't have to face them by yourself. With guidance and support, we can work together to create positive changes in your life and build a stronger foundation for lasting growth and happiness.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or lost in your current situation? Do you find yourself struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety that are impacting your daily functioning and overall quality of life? Perhaps you also battle with negative self-talk, self-doubt, and low self-esteem. These challenges can be difficult to navigate alone, but you don't have to face them by yourself. With guidance and support, we can work together to create positive changes in your life and build a stronger foundation for lasting growth and happiness.
(341) 444-3743 View (341) 444-3743
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Jorge Alvarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95117
My name is Jorge J. Alvarez and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Licensed Educational Psychologist. I enjoy working with a wide range of people who are interested in improving their lives through in-depth exploration of emotions and behaviors which impact personal, social, occupational, and family relationships. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I enjoy working with individuals suffering from trauma, anxiety, and depression. I also enjoy helping individuals meet goals through increased focus, motivation, and empowerment.
My name is Jorge J. Alvarez and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Licensed Educational Psychologist. I enjoy working with a wide range of people who are interested in improving their lives through in-depth exploration of emotions and behaviors which impact personal, social, occupational, and family relationships. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I enjoy working with individuals suffering from trauma, anxiety, and depression. I also enjoy helping individuals meet goals through increased focus, motivation, and empowerment.
(408) 762-3078 View (408) 762-3078
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Kari Del Real
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95128  (Online Only)
Struggling in your relationship or experiencing high levels of anxiety? You are ready for therapy and I'm here to help. I've been helping couples grow in their relationship and marriage. In addition to helping couples I've helped adults struggling with anxiety improve their self-esteem and outlook on life.
Struggling in your relationship or experiencing high levels of anxiety? You are ready for therapy and I'm here to help. I've been helping couples grow in their relationship and marriage. In addition to helping couples I've helped adults struggling with anxiety improve their self-esteem and outlook on life.
(657) 837-1638 View (657) 837-1638
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Michelle Horn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95129
Michelle Horn, LMFT 136019. Improving relationships and managing stressors in daily life settings is important. My practice focuses on supporting improved coping skills and strategies to achieve positive outcomes. My practice is trauma-informed and focuses on increasing coping strategies to reduce symptoms and increase quality of life. I believe that balance and connectivity lead to overall emotional and mental health. In my practice, it is important to me that I support you and/or your loved one's to achieve this.
Michelle Horn, LMFT 136019. Improving relationships and managing stressors in daily life settings is important. My practice focuses on supporting improved coping skills and strategies to achieve positive outcomes. My practice is trauma-informed and focuses on increasing coping strategies to reduce symptoms and increase quality of life. I believe that balance and connectivity lead to overall emotional and mental health. In my practice, it is important to me that I support you and/or your loved one's to achieve this.
(408) 512-3984 View (408) 512-3984
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Hannah Ly - Therapist for Children and Teens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95128
I am a child therapist that specializes in helping children and teen with anxiety and trauma heal and thrive. If your child struggles with anxiety, shutting down, or tantrums, I get it. I understand how parenting children with anxiety is draining, and tiring. You want to help your child but you feel like you don’t have the proper tools or support. Here, I can help your child heal and grow through the power of play. As a Play Therapist, I use a child-centered approach that allows children to express themselves in their own unique way, using the language of play.
I am a child therapist that specializes in helping children and teen with anxiety and trauma heal and thrive. If your child struggles with anxiety, shutting down, or tantrums, I get it. I understand how parenting children with anxiety is draining, and tiring. You want to help your child but you feel like you don’t have the proper tools or support. Here, I can help your child heal and grow through the power of play. As a Play Therapist, I use a child-centered approach that allows children to express themselves in their own unique way, using the language of play.
(510) 422-0185 View (510) 422-0185
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Shereen Mohsen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95128
Now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and challenged by the many demands in our lives. Managing relationships, parenting, and work/life balance can leave us feeling lost and confused on how to move forward. And sadly, not addressing these challenges can lead us to feeling like we’re drowning and far from living a fulfilling life. We believe that it shouldn’t be so hard to live better. We can change for the better, and a lot of times, all we need is support, understanding, and hope to find those answers in a collaborative and comfortable environment.
Now more than ever people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and challenged by the many demands in our lives. Managing relationships, parenting, and work/life balance can leave us feeling lost and confused on how to move forward. And sadly, not addressing these challenges can lead us to feeling like we’re drowning and far from living a fulfilling life. We believe that it shouldn’t be so hard to live better. We can change for the better, and a lot of times, all we need is support, understanding, and hope to find those answers in a collaborative and comfortable environment.
(408) 796-1251 View (408) 796-1251
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Niina Kuukka Emdr Neurofeedback
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95128
Have you explored various therapist or self-help programs before, only to find yourself still feeling stuck? It's like a weight from your past choices - whether in career, relationships, or hobbies - is holding you down. Pretending to be content has become draining and isolating. Deep down, you know there's more to life, a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment waiting for you. You're yearning to shed the weight of the past and step into a life filled with joy, authenticity, and peace.
Have you explored various therapist or self-help programs before, only to find yourself still feeling stuck? It's like a weight from your past choices - whether in career, relationships, or hobbies - is holding you down. Pretending to be content has become draining and isolating. Deep down, you know there's more to life, a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment waiting for you. You're yearning to shed the weight of the past and step into a life filled with joy, authenticity, and peace.
(650) 629-2214 View (650) 629-2214
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Kathleen Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95128  (Online Only)
I provide online sessions. Do you struggle with chronic dieting and negative body image? It is my passion to support clients who want to break free from these negative patterns. It is possible to find relief. I am a certified in both Intuitive Eating Counseling and EMDR. I use Health At Every Size® principles to guide my practice when working with clients with food and body image issues. I also provide support for substance use disorders, depression, anxiety and phase of life issues (like mid-life career changes and retirement). Follow me on Instagram: body_peace_liberation
I provide online sessions. Do you struggle with chronic dieting and negative body image? It is my passion to support clients who want to break free from these negative patterns. It is possible to find relief. I am a certified in both Intuitive Eating Counseling and EMDR. I use Health At Every Size® principles to guide my practice when working with clients with food and body image issues. I also provide support for substance use disorders, depression, anxiety and phase of life issues (like mid-life career changes and retirement). Follow me on Instagram: body_peace_liberation
(408) 869-1402 View (408) 869-1402
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Vera Velini
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95128  (Online Only)
You have just made an important step towards creating the life you desire to live. I specialize in finding one's happiness and peace whether it be within the life of the individual, within a relationship or within a family. My passion is working with individuals and couples who desire to create deepest loving relationships, live their life authentically, find their purpose, and realize their dreams. Regardless of the challenges you face, our programs are designed to help you create and experience positive changes that last a lifetime. (NOTE: Don't forget to ask us about our SPECIAL PACKAGES)
You have just made an important step towards creating the life you desire to live. I specialize in finding one's happiness and peace whether it be within the life of the individual, within a relationship or within a family. My passion is working with individuals and couples who desire to create deepest loving relationships, live their life authentically, find their purpose, and realize their dreams. Regardless of the challenges you face, our programs are designed to help you create and experience positive changes that last a lifetime. (NOTE: Don't forget to ask us about our SPECIAL PACKAGES)
(408) 837-0663 View (408) 837-0663
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Melissa E Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95117  (Online Only)
Are you a worried parent of a teenager who's headed for trouble, or is already there? I'll help you get your kid back on track. Are you suffering the aftereffects of trauma (nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, feeling disconnected from yourself and loved ones)? We'll find a way to heal your pain and make you whole again. Had enough of the bipolar roller-coaster? Want to break free of alcohol, substances, and other addictions, including eating disorders? Let's develop a plan for your recovery, so you have your life back.
Are you a worried parent of a teenager who's headed for trouble, or is already there? I'll help you get your kid back on track. Are you suffering the aftereffects of trauma (nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, feeling disconnected from yourself and loved ones)? We'll find a way to heal your pain and make you whole again. Had enough of the bipolar roller-coaster? Want to break free of alcohol, substances, and other addictions, including eating disorders? Let's develop a plan for your recovery, so you have your life back.
(408) 676-9909 x408835 View (408) 676-9909 x408835
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Carly Rushton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Valley, San Jose, CA 95128
At Relucent Psychology Group I bring my background in college settings, art, and nonprofits to work with people from diverse backgrounds using a compassionate, collaborative, and non-judgmental approach. I'm passionate about helping others navigate trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, child/teen behavioral issues, complex grief, self-esteem, work-life balance, spirituality and life transitions. I believe in being authentic and approaching our work together authentically. I have been told my approach allows others to feel comfortable, welcome, and safe to explore and release anger, sadness, fear, even joy and humor.
At Relucent Psychology Group I bring my background in college settings, art, and nonprofits to work with people from diverse backgrounds using a compassionate, collaborative, and non-judgmental approach. I'm passionate about helping others navigate trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, child/teen behavioral issues, complex grief, self-esteem, work-life balance, spirituality and life transitions. I believe in being authentic and approaching our work together authentically. I have been told my approach allows others to feel comfortable, welcome, and safe to explore and release anger, sadness, fear, even joy and humor.
(408) 539-4901 View (408) 539-4901

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Number of Therapists in West Valley, San Jose, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in West Valley, San Jose, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Stress
72% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
66% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Cigna and Evernorth
65% Aetna
52% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in West Valley, San Jose, CA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Valley, San Jose?

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.