Therapists in San Pablo, CA

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Amelia Ray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
Hi my name is Amelia Ray, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I typically work with clients experiencing challenges with relationships and family, self-image and self-esteem, confidence, and managing stress, addiction, anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience with those experiencing social challenges and/or are on the autism spectrum. I use approaches from Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I also use the curriculum from SMART Recovery to address addictive behaviors.
Hi my name is Amelia Ray, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I typically work with clients experiencing challenges with relationships and family, self-image and self-esteem, confidence, and managing stress, addiction, anxiety and depression. I have extensive experience with those experiencing social challenges and/or are on the autism spectrum. I use approaches from Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I also use the curriculum from SMART Recovery to address addictive behaviors.
(341) 444-3781 View (341) 444-3781
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Christopher Mahoney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
My name is Christopher Mahoney, I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My goal is to create a nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship, where clients can build awareness and identify strategies to have a better quality of life. I am open to working with any clients who have a genuine desire for change, self-awareness, and skill-building to positively improve their daily lives. I am open to working with individuals and couples focused on improving their relationships. I am currently not working with minors, but not because of a lack of belief in the importance of adolescent and child therapy.
My name is Christopher Mahoney, I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. My goal is to create a nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship, where clients can build awareness and identify strategies to have a better quality of life. I am open to working with any clients who have a genuine desire for change, self-awareness, and skill-building to positively improve their daily lives. I am open to working with individuals and couples focused on improving their relationships. I am currently not working with minors, but not because of a lack of belief in the importance of adolescent and child therapy.
(341) 895-6016 View (341) 895-6016
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Maya Deshe Drori
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Pablo, CA 94806
I'm passionate, dedicated, funny and curious. I have a huge, caring heart that is accompanied by a sharp and innovative mind. You will feel listened to and understood in ways that will surprise you, as I pick up on the gist of things, and then add thoughts, questions and layers. I will marvel at your uniqueness as I witness your beauty and despair. That will allow you to be the best version of yourself at any time, and will give you new breath so that you may deal with your life better.
I'm passionate, dedicated, funny and curious. I have a huge, caring heart that is accompanied by a sharp and innovative mind. You will feel listened to and understood in ways that will surprise you, as I pick up on the gist of things, and then add thoughts, questions and layers. I will marvel at your uniqueness as I witness your beauty and despair. That will allow you to be the best version of yourself at any time, and will give you new breath so that you may deal with your life better.
(510) 466-1069 View (510) 466-1069
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Rochelle Frehling
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
My name is Rochelle Frehling and I am a licensed Psychologist interested in working with people to learn how to more effectively manage their emotions and have healthier relationships with their selves and others. I am interested in blended family issues, divorce, and parenting using an eclectic approach tailored to your specific needs. Sometimes, because of things we have gone through in our past we learn protective strategies that end up keeping you stuck. They might be helping you feel safer, but they may be shrinking your life and limiting your opportunity to be your best authentic self.
My name is Rochelle Frehling and I am a licensed Psychologist interested in working with people to learn how to more effectively manage their emotions and have healthier relationships with their selves and others. I am interested in blended family issues, divorce, and parenting using an eclectic approach tailored to your specific needs. Sometimes, because of things we have gone through in our past we learn protective strategies that end up keeping you stuck. They might be helping you feel safer, but they may be shrinking your life and limiting your opportunity to be your best authentic self.
(341) 999-5268 View (341) 999-5268
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Matthew Kraybill
Psychologist, LCP
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
My name is Matthew Kraybill, Ph.D. and I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Neuropsychologist. I primarily work in a rehabilitation hospital seeing patients who have had a traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, epilepsy, or some other medical/neurological condition. However, I also see a broad range of patients struggling with both acute and chronic conditions. My approach to therapy is being a supportive and empathic listener, who pays close attention to thought patterns, themes, and behaviors to help guide both awareness and change.
My name is Matthew Kraybill, Ph.D. and I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Neuropsychologist. I primarily work in a rehabilitation hospital seeing patients who have had a traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, epilepsy, or some other medical/neurological condition. However, I also see a broad range of patients struggling with both acute and chronic conditions. My approach to therapy is being a supportive and empathic listener, who pays close attention to thought patterns, themes, and behaviors to help guide both awareness and change.
(341) 999-5047 View (341) 999-5047
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Bren Benoit
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806  (Online Only)
It is a radical act to pursue health, liberation, and self-acceptance in a world that too often seeks to dehumanize and control us. My intention is for therapy to be a refuge from that pressure and trauma, where you can explore who you want to be and how you want to live your life. Everyone has unique needs, strengths, and values, so my therapeutic approach is always as collaborative and egalitarian as possible. As a member of the transgender community, I am particularly experienced in issues relating to LGBTQ+ identity, relationships, and discrimination.
It is a radical act to pursue health, liberation, and self-acceptance in a world that too often seeks to dehumanize and control us. My intention is for therapy to be a refuge from that pressure and trauma, where you can explore who you want to be and how you want to live your life. Everyone has unique needs, strengths, and values, so my therapeutic approach is always as collaborative and egalitarian as possible. As a member of the transgender community, I am particularly experienced in issues relating to LGBTQ+ identity, relationships, and discrimination.
(341) 895-5783 View (341) 895-5783
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Jackie Agboke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
My name is Jackie Agboke and I'm a LCSW who has been in the field for about 10 years. As a compassionate therapist who is committed to your healing process, I will support you in developing your authentic self by challenging beliefs that are holding you back and identifying ways to move forward. My experience includes working with people who live with anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. I use an ecclectic, client-centered approach in therapy. I am trauma informed in my practice and use aspects of attachment theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My name is Jackie Agboke and I'm a LCSW who has been in the field for about 10 years. As a compassionate therapist who is committed to your healing process, I will support you in developing your authentic self by challenging beliefs that are holding you back and identifying ways to move forward. My experience includes working with people who live with anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. I use an ecclectic, client-centered approach in therapy. I am trauma informed in my practice and use aspects of attachment theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(341) 895-7290 View (341) 895-7290
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Yael Shina-Louff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
My name is Yael Shina-Louff and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In my ten years of experience, I have been given the wonderful opportunity to support many children, adolescents, and young adults through trying times. My experience includes providing therapy services and crisis management in various settings such as schools, homes, and clinics. While providing a wide range of support to many, my passion also lies in working with mothers-to-be, and those in their postpartum journey.
My name is Yael Shina-Louff and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In my ten years of experience, I have been given the wonderful opportunity to support many children, adolescents, and young adults through trying times. My experience includes providing therapy services and crisis management in various settings such as schools, homes, and clinics. While providing a wide range of support to many, my passion also lies in working with mothers-to-be, and those in their postpartum journey.
(341) 895-6019 View (341) 895-6019
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Ericka Price
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
Hello, I'm Erika! I am a licensed therapist with 10 years of professional work experience. I want to help you fulfill your hopes to improve your life, relationships, and self. I partner with clients in a non-judgmental and authentic setting to facilitate the changes you desire for your life and relationships. I utilize a collaborative, strength-based approach that is client-centered, solution-focused, and culturally relevant during therapy. In session I promote a nonjudgmental atmosphere that is warm, accepting, inclusive, and practical with a high value on careful listening and empathy.
Hello, I'm Erika! I am a licensed therapist with 10 years of professional work experience. I want to help you fulfill your hopes to improve your life, relationships, and self. I partner with clients in a non-judgmental and authentic setting to facilitate the changes you desire for your life and relationships. I utilize a collaborative, strength-based approach that is client-centered, solution-focused, and culturally relevant during therapy. In session I promote a nonjudgmental atmosphere that is warm, accepting, inclusive, and practical with a high value on careful listening and empathy.
(341) 758-5394 View (341) 758-5394
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Beth Faulkner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
Hello! My name is Beth Faulkner, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience. I specialize in helping adults 18 and over with feelings of depression and sadness, feelings of anxiousness in various situations, the overwhelming feelings of stress, the grief of loss and with many relationship issues. My goal for my clients is to develop new ways of thinking and behaving and gaining the tools for healthier relationships. I welcome the opportunity to assist you on your path to healing.
Hello! My name is Beth Faulkner, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience. I specialize in helping adults 18 and over with feelings of depression and sadness, feelings of anxiousness in various situations, the overwhelming feelings of stress, the grief of loss and with many relationship issues. My goal for my clients is to develop new ways of thinking and behaving and gaining the tools for healthier relationships. I welcome the opportunity to assist you on your path to healing.
(341) 999-3577 View (341) 999-3577
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Amberr Robinson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to get to know a bit more about me. I was born and raised in the Midwest and ventured west to California. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from John F Kennedy University in the Bay Area. As your chosen provider, I will collaborate with you to ensure your specific therapy goals are achieved. Primarily, I work from a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) approach, but I have vast experience in various modalities, so I am well-equipped to meet your specific needs. Since 2016, I have served as a Psychologist at Valley State Prison, working with the incarcerated male population.
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to get to know a bit more about me. I was born and raised in the Midwest and ventured west to California. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from John F Kennedy University in the Bay Area. As your chosen provider, I will collaborate with you to ensure your specific therapy goals are achieved. Primarily, I work from a Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) approach, but I have vast experience in various modalities, so I am well-equipped to meet your specific needs. Since 2016, I have served as a Psychologist at Valley State Prison, working with the incarcerated male population.
(341) 895-5838 View (341) 895-5838
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Taelyr Patton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
As a teen I worked with foster youth who shared their stories of abandonment, loneliness, and trauma. As a kid myself I didn't fully know how to support besides listening and comfort. I never wanted to feel that helpless when helping a fellow human being again so I became a therapist. Watching people heal and having the privilege of being a part of their journey has been my greatest joy as a therapist.
As a teen I worked with foster youth who shared their stories of abandonment, loneliness, and trauma. As a kid myself I didn't fully know how to support besides listening and comfort. I never wanted to feel that helpless when helping a fellow human being again so I became a therapist. Watching people heal and having the privilege of being a part of their journey has been my greatest joy as a therapist.
(341) 895-7927 View (341) 895-7927
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Joshua Crum - Art of Care Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806  (Online Only)
Experience what it's like to be a part of Art of Care Therapy through our telehealth services, where our clinicians warmly welcome you, ensuring you feel comfortable, seen, and cared for. Our commitment is to create an environment where each client can be authentic, respected, and gradually step out of their comfort zone as the therapeutic relationship evolves. Anticipate occasional challenges while enjoying a judgment-free space to express yourself. Despite being exclusively virtual, we strongly believe in the effectiveness of our services. We are eager to support you on your journey to self-improvement.
Experience what it's like to be a part of Art of Care Therapy through our telehealth services, where our clinicians warmly welcome you, ensuring you feel comfortable, seen, and cared for. Our commitment is to create an environment where each client can be authentic, respected, and gradually step out of their comfort zone as the therapeutic relationship evolves. Anticipate occasional challenges while enjoying a judgment-free space to express yourself. Despite being exclusively virtual, we strongly believe in the effectiveness of our services. We are eager to support you on your journey to self-improvement.
(341) 888-6702 View (341) 888-6702
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Angela Luna
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, JD, MA
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
Can you envision a trauma healing journey that feels more like uncovering your heart's hidden powers in Frozen's enchanted forest than feeling frozen in cycles of pain? Have you done "the work" yet crave deeper healing of self-destructive behaviors at the root? Then rest assured, you're in the perfect place. As a heart-centered LatinX therapist with a playful inner child, I understand that healing those inner 'hard parts' doesn’t have to be so hard. It can be transformative and joy-filled. Because feeling constantly on edge and trapped in negative self-talk is no fun! And you're meant to let your radiant, badass Self shine!
Can you envision a trauma healing journey that feels more like uncovering your heart's hidden powers in Frozen's enchanted forest than feeling frozen in cycles of pain? Have you done "the work" yet crave deeper healing of self-destructive behaviors at the root? Then rest assured, you're in the perfect place. As a heart-centered LatinX therapist with a playful inner child, I understand that healing those inner 'hard parts' doesn’t have to be so hard. It can be transformative and joy-filled. Because feeling constantly on edge and trapped in negative self-talk is no fun! And you're meant to let your radiant, badass Self shine!
(510) 746-8059 View (510) 746-8059
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Tanya Riley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Pablo, CA 94806
Hello there! My name is Tanya. I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker who is very passionate about helping to support my clients through challenges and coming out on the other side so that they can experience healing and growth.
Hello there! My name is Tanya. I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker who is very passionate about helping to support my clients through challenges and coming out on the other side so that they can experience healing and growth.
(341) 444-3014 View (341) 444-3014
Katheryn Whittaker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
I’m a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
I’m a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
(341) 888-7284 View (341) 888-7284
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Joshua Wandro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
Joshua Wandro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Joshua has experience providing therapeutic services for adults, children, and couples. As a clinician, Joshua’s work experience has focused on but is not limited to adults and children ages 7-18 experiencing symptoms related to anxiety and depression. Joshua utilizes a trauma-informed approach, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Joshua has training and experience in providing a holistic and existential-humanistic approach to therapy. Joshua works to integrate the body and mind dynamic into the healing process.
Joshua Wandro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Joshua has experience providing therapeutic services for adults, children, and couples. As a clinician, Joshua’s work experience has focused on but is not limited to adults and children ages 7-18 experiencing symptoms related to anxiety and depression. Joshua utilizes a trauma-informed approach, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Joshua has training and experience in providing a holistic and existential-humanistic approach to therapy. Joshua works to integrate the body and mind dynamic into the healing process.
(619) 304-0151 View (619) 304-0151
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Armine Manukian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
I have provided mental health services for 15 years helping clients with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, chronic illness, postpartum, and life/career transitions in diverse populations of adults. Given my experience, I have developed a therapeutic approach that is based on the needs of clients. I combine evidenced-based interventions with cognitive, and psychodynamic therapies. I provide a supportive environment where clients openly and safely express their experiences, emotions and thoughts with acceptance and non-judgment.
I have provided mental health services for 15 years helping clients with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, chronic illness, postpartum, and life/career transitions in diverse populations of adults. Given my experience, I have developed a therapeutic approach that is based on the needs of clients. I combine evidenced-based interventions with cognitive, and psychodynamic therapies. I provide a supportive environment where clients openly and safely express their experiences, emotions and thoughts with acceptance and non-judgment.
(424) 346-9679 View (424) 346-9679
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Laura Curry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
My name is Laura Curry, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am passionate about helping others, providing support, and helping to advocate. Your mental health matters! I have various experiences in the field. I have worked in a residential substance use program, Methadone clinic, crisis residential program, community-based therapy, school therapy, county services for severe mental illness, and psychiatric health facility. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults.
My name is Laura Curry, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am passionate about helping others, providing support, and helping to advocate. Your mental health matters! I have various experiences in the field. I have worked in a residential substance use program, Methadone clinic, crisis residential program, community-based therapy, school therapy, county services for severe mental illness, and psychiatric health facility. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults.
(213) 668-7913 View (213) 668-7913
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Cherie Chavez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Pablo, CA 94806
My name is Cherie Chavez, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing integrative psychotherapy via telehealth statewide in California. In 2009 I began counseling adults coping with severe mental illness and complex trauma, to help provide symptom relief and improve their quality of life. Having a diagnosis can feel stigmatizing; reaching out for help so you don't go it alone can be empowering. I am very comfortable and most experienced in working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression.
My name is Cherie Chavez, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing integrative psychotherapy via telehealth statewide in California. In 2009 I began counseling adults coping with severe mental illness and complex trauma, to help provide symptom relief and improve their quality of life. Having a diagnosis can feel stigmatizing; reaching out for help so you don't go it alone can be empowering. I am very comfortable and most experienced in working with adults diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety and depression.
(661) 724-8431 View (661) 724-8431

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Number of Therapists in San Pablo, CA

20+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in San Pablo, CA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Coping Skills
64% Relationship Issues
61% Self Esteem
61% Life Transitions
57% Behavioral Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
87% Coventry
87% Health Net

How Therapists in San Pablo, CA see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Pablo?

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.