Therapists in San Ramon, CA

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Skylar Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Ramon, CA 94583
Hello! It is my honor and passion to help bring about meaningful, positive change in your life. My approach coalesces research-based practices and psychological insight, drawing from attachment, emotion-focused therapy, internal family systems, and somatic psychology. I value collaboration and partnership in the therapeutic process in order to instill a sense of agency and empowerment that you innately possess. As your therapist, I am empathic, compassionate, non-judgmental, patient, and open. My focus is to help you process and heal from life’s challenges and transgressions; you deserve to live a fulfilling, peaceful life.
Hello! It is my honor and passion to help bring about meaningful, positive change in your life. My approach coalesces research-based practices and psychological insight, drawing from attachment, emotion-focused therapy, internal family systems, and somatic psychology. I value collaboration and partnership in the therapeutic process in order to instill a sense of agency and empowerment that you innately possess. As your therapist, I am empathic, compassionate, non-judgmental, patient, and open. My focus is to help you process and heal from life’s challenges and transgressions; you deserve to live a fulfilling, peaceful life.
(925) 966-3987 View (925) 966-3987
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Hannah Rhea Divino
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ACSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Ramon, CA 94583
Hey y’all! My name is Hannah Rhea Divino and I’m a Pinay second generation daughter of immigrants passionate about creating non-judgmental spaces for people to speak their truth, process their emotions, cope with challenging life circumstances and at the same time - celebrate themselves for being courageous and taking steps to care for themselves. My approach is client-centered and healing-centered, giving you the power to shape how each session looks like. I’m a firm believer that everyone already has the inner knowing and tools to heal and come back home to themselves.
Hey y’all! My name is Hannah Rhea Divino and I’m a Pinay second generation daughter of immigrants passionate about creating non-judgmental spaces for people to speak their truth, process their emotions, cope with challenging life circumstances and at the same time - celebrate themselves for being courageous and taking steps to care for themselves. My approach is client-centered and healing-centered, giving you the power to shape how each session looks like. I’m a firm believer that everyone already has the inner knowing and tools to heal and come back home to themselves.
(925) 281-2956 View (925) 281-2956
Patience L Palmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Ramon, CA 94583  (Online Only)
I’m experienced in a range of therapeutic modalities and versed in individual therapy for adults & teens, as well as couples and family treatment.
I’m experienced in a range of therapeutic modalities and versed in individual therapy for adults & teens, as well as couples and family treatment.
(925) 231-7987 View (925) 231-7987
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Michele Rubenstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Ramon, CA 94583  (Online Only)
In the thirtyplus years I have been in practice I have learned a great deal from my clients. This in turn has inspired me to enrich and expand my scope of focus, and to strive for authenticity, thus creating a true therapeutic bond. I feel competent in treating numerous disorders, and am commited to helping my clients improve their coping skills and altering their mindset. Therein lies my primary theoretical approach of cognitive behavioral therapy.
In the thirtyplus years I have been in practice I have learned a great deal from my clients. This in turn has inspired me to enrich and expand my scope of focus, and to strive for authenticity, thus creating a true therapeutic bond. I feel competent in treating numerous disorders, and am commited to helping my clients improve their coping skills and altering their mindset. Therein lies my primary theoretical approach of cognitive behavioral therapy.
(925) 271-0434 View (925) 271-0434
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Meredith Harris Insight Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Ramon, CA 94583
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or other life challenges? Whether you're a child, adult, or senior, my goal is to provide support and guidance as you work towards positive changes. Let's embark on this journey together, exploring your emotions, addressing challenges, and developing coping strategies tailored to your unique needs. I am bilingual in English and Spanish, offering therapy services in both languages to better serve our diverse community.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or other life challenges? Whether you're a child, adult, or senior, my goal is to provide support and guidance as you work towards positive changes. Let's embark on this journey together, exploring your emotions, addressing challenges, and developing coping strategies tailored to your unique needs. I am bilingual in English and Spanish, offering therapy services in both languages to better serve our diverse community.
(925) 489-1029 View (925) 489-1029
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Community Presbyterian Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Ramon, CA 94583
Community Presbyterian Counseling Center provides a safe and confidential setting to enable people to heal emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. Counseling services are provided to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Our professional staff are here to assist you with: handling life's transitions and loss; conquering addictions; managing stress; coping with depression and anxiety; strengthening marriage and family relationships; and discovering spiritual resources for healing. We are available for both in-person and video sessions.
Community Presbyterian Counseling Center provides a safe and confidential setting to enable people to heal emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. Counseling services are provided to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Our professional staff are here to assist you with: handling life's transitions and loss; conquering addictions; managing stress; coping with depression and anxiety; strengthening marriage and family relationships; and discovering spiritual resources for healing. We are available for both in-person and video sessions.
(925) 231-8166 View (925) 231-8166
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Wajeeha Khan, M.S. LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Ramon, CA 94582
My therapy sessions focus on empowerment. I acknowledge my clients as individuals with unique needs that require catered therapy approaches. I stay connected with my clients, intuitively, to support and provide coping skills and to alleviate symptoms that become a barrier in successful, daily functioning. I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, cultural issues, and relationship problems. I have experience working with couples dealing with separation, divorce, infertility issues and/or general relationship issues.
My therapy sessions focus on empowerment. I acknowledge my clients as individuals with unique needs that require catered therapy approaches. I stay connected with my clients, intuitively, to support and provide coping skills and to alleviate symptoms that become a barrier in successful, daily functioning. I have worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, cultural issues, and relationship problems. I have experience working with couples dealing with separation, divorce, infertility issues and/or general relationship issues.
(510) 401-3780 View (510) 401-3780
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Katerina Rozakis - Insight for Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, BCIM, DAPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Ramon, CA 94583
I work with adults, couples and seniors. I use an integrative, narrative and Cognitive Therapeutic Approach. Living in the East Bay for 20+ years has allowed me to connect with the community and collaborate care with some of our finest health professionals. Insight Wellness Center is a beautiful healing space with passionate therapists who see patients and clients from 6 years old to 100+. I am an LCSW and a Dr. of Natural Health Sciences-Board Certified in Integrative Medicines. I offer Video conferencing/Telehealth Services and in office appointments.
I work with adults, couples and seniors. I use an integrative, narrative and Cognitive Therapeutic Approach. Living in the East Bay for 20+ years has allowed me to connect with the community and collaborate care with some of our finest health professionals. Insight Wellness Center is a beautiful healing space with passionate therapists who see patients and clients from 6 years old to 100+. I am an LCSW and a Dr. of Natural Health Sciences-Board Certified in Integrative Medicines. I offer Video conferencing/Telehealth Services and in office appointments.
(925) 418-7228 View (925) 418-7228
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Sarah Carter
Counselor, MS, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Ramon, CA 94583
You appear to have everything together, but they have no idea what you’re carrying on the inside. There is a constant voice in your head telling you that you’re not good enough, and if people really knew you, they’d reject you. You struggle with your mood and don’t know if you’ll ever feel better. The way you react to others is confusing and you wish you had more control. You hide everything from the world because it’s too overwhelming to admit what’s really going on. It often feels like if you can’t get it together, you’re never going to make it. I want you to know it does not always have to be this way.
You appear to have everything together, but they have no idea what you’re carrying on the inside. There is a constant voice in your head telling you that you’re not good enough, and if people really knew you, they’d reject you. You struggle with your mood and don’t know if you’ll ever feel better. The way you react to others is confusing and you wish you had more control. You hide everything from the world because it’s too overwhelming to admit what’s really going on. It often feels like if you can’t get it together, you’re never going to make it. I want you to know it does not always have to be this way.
(802) 210-1952 View (802) 210-1952
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Torey Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Ramon, CA 94583
Are you a teen, parent or young adult who struggles with anxiety, depression and family conflict that affect your relationships and day-to day life? Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated about your current stage in life and unclear about how to get yourself feeling better? If you find yourself saying "yes," to any of these challenges, I would love to work with you. I am passionate about supporting individuals and families who would like to learn ways to manage their emotions by creating boundaries, routines or learning ways to change the behavior that leads you feeling stuck and frustrated.
Are you a teen, parent or young adult who struggles with anxiety, depression and family conflict that affect your relationships and day-to day life? Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated about your current stage in life and unclear about how to get yourself feeling better? If you find yourself saying "yes," to any of these challenges, I would love to work with you. I am passionate about supporting individuals and families who would like to learn ways to manage their emotions by creating boundaries, routines or learning ways to change the behavior that leads you feeling stuck and frustrated.
(209) 689-2523 View (209) 689-2523
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Kathleen Brand
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
San Ramon, CA 94583
Unprocessed grief and trauma are often at the core of many problems that can manifest into negative symptoms such as anxiety, depression, inability to focus, and relationship issues. I specialize in everyday challenges and traumas relating to grief, loss, anticipatory loss, care giving, serious medical diagnosis, life transitions, death, and finding purpose. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an Art Therapist and a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner with over a decade of extensive experience in working with grief, loss, and trauma.
Unprocessed grief and trauma are often at the core of many problems that can manifest into negative symptoms such as anxiety, depression, inability to focus, and relationship issues. I specialize in everyday challenges and traumas relating to grief, loss, anticipatory loss, care giving, serious medical diagnosis, life transitions, death, and finding purpose. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an Art Therapist and a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner with over a decade of extensive experience in working with grief, loss, and trauma.
(650) 300-4161 View (650) 300-4161
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Scott Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MFT-876
Verified Verified
San Ramon, CA 94583  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am currently accepting adult and teen clients seeking treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It is my passion and mission to treat individuals who are suffering from OCD. OCD can seem like a case of "my mind has turned against me", which can lead to feelings of confusion, frustration, sadness, fear, and shame. While OCD is not "curable" it is certainly "treatable". If you find yourself bothered, inconvenienced, or seemingly debilitated by OCD, there is help!
I am currently accepting adult and teen clients seeking treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It is my passion and mission to treat individuals who are suffering from OCD. OCD can seem like a case of "my mind has turned against me", which can lead to feelings of confusion, frustration, sadness, fear, and shame. While OCD is not "curable" it is certainly "treatable". If you find yourself bothered, inconvenienced, or seemingly debilitated by OCD, there is help!
(808) 215-5072 View (808) 215-5072
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Danielle Fitch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Ramon, CA 94583
Have you ever thought over the different moments and experiences in your life and wondered “How has this impacted who I am?” Or maybe you’re wrestling with the big existential questions of life: “Who am I?” “What brings me purpose and fulfillment?” “How do I deal with the disappointments of my life and things that are out of my control?” If so, you’re not alone. What all of the above have in common is a deep desire to understand. That desire may be to better understand your life story and who you are, how to deal with life, how to move forward. All of this can be explored in therapy.
Have you ever thought over the different moments and experiences in your life and wondered “How has this impacted who I am?” Or maybe you’re wrestling with the big existential questions of life: “Who am I?” “What brings me purpose and fulfillment?” “How do I deal with the disappointments of my life and things that are out of my control?” If so, you’re not alone. What all of the above have in common is a deep desire to understand. That desire may be to better understand your life story and who you are, how to deal with life, how to move forward. All of this can be explored in therapy.
(925) 202-2983 View (925) 202-2983
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Natalie Hendricks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Ramon, CA 94583  (Online Only)
In my practice, I typically see clients seeking support with life transitions, work and school stress, and feelings of Anxiety and Depression. I use therapeutic modalities that include but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
In my practice, I typically see clients seeking support with life transitions, work and school stress, and feelings of Anxiety and Depression. I use therapeutic modalities that include but are not limited to: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
(925) 319-6692 View (925) 319-6692
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Julie Strickland Burlingame
MA, BCBA
Verified Verified
San Ramon, CA 94582
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and have been practicing in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for 20+ years. I received my B.A. in Psychology from UCLA where I worked with Dr. Ivar Lovaas as part of the Young Autism Project. I received my M.A. in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University where I researched self-regulatory strategies in children and taught undergraduate Psychology courses as a lecturer. I earned my graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. I became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2007.
I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and have been practicing in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for 20+ years. I received my B.A. in Psychology from UCLA where I worked with Dr. Ivar Lovaas as part of the Young Autism Project. I received my M.A. in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University where I researched self-regulatory strategies in children and taught undergraduate Psychology courses as a lecturer. I earned my graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. I became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2007.
(925) 361-3724 View (925) 361-3724
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Brent Robery
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CMAT, MA
Verified Verified
San Ramon, CA 94583
I am passionate about helping people build their lives. Why? Because working for over 30 years in the construction industry I have seen how reconstruction can revitalize. Now instead of building homes with bricks and wood, I help people to find the tools they need to build and restore their lives and relationships.
I am passionate about helping people build their lives. Why? Because working for over 30 years in the construction industry I have seen how reconstruction can revitalize. Now instead of building homes with bricks and wood, I help people to find the tools they need to build and restore their lives and relationships.
(925) 397-2199 View (925) 397-2199
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Julie Kraft
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Ramon, CA 94583
My approach is collaborative, compassionate, and completely nonjudgmental. I have 14 years of experience treating relationship problems, stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting issues, and depression. Clients who come to see me tell me they “feel seen." I consider it an honor to hear your stories and to help you find greater peace and joy in your life. I am passionate about therapy and devoted to each and every client I see.
My approach is collaborative, compassionate, and completely nonjudgmental. I have 14 years of experience treating relationship problems, stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting issues, and depression. Clients who come to see me tell me they “feel seen." I consider it an honor to hear your stories and to help you find greater peace and joy in your life. I am passionate about therapy and devoted to each and every client I see.
(925) 558-9970 View (925) 558-9970
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Grace Nichols
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Ramon, CA 94583
My greatest desire is for you to flourish and be free. Change is always difficult - even good change. If you need support during any transitional phase of life, I am happy to help. I have specific training and experience in many realms, including: young adult transitions & adjustment, depression & anxiety, mothering & post-partum, parenting children with disabilities, trauma & abuse, gender identity, sexual orientation, spiritual growth, religious harm, & anti-racism. I work with young adults, adults, committed partners, gender non-conforming, intersex, & trans individuals, families, caregivers, empaths & highly sensitive people.
My greatest desire is for you to flourish and be free. Change is always difficult - even good change. If you need support during any transitional phase of life, I am happy to help. I have specific training and experience in many realms, including: young adult transitions & adjustment, depression & anxiety, mothering & post-partum, parenting children with disabilities, trauma & abuse, gender identity, sexual orientation, spiritual growth, religious harm, & anti-racism. I work with young adults, adults, committed partners, gender non-conforming, intersex, & trans individuals, families, caregivers, empaths & highly sensitive people.
(925) 854-4257 View (925) 854-4257
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Ronald Uggla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Ramon, CA 94583
Hi there, I'm Ronald Uggla, I am an experienced therapist focusing on meeting clients where they are to make the therapy experience both personal and effective. I have over 9 years of experience helping adults, children, and families find their way back to self-confidence, energy, and the motivation to get back to life. I work collaboratively with clients to identify and meet achievable therapy goals. I am eclectic in my approach to therapy and utilize Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, etc.
Hi there, I'm Ronald Uggla, I am an experienced therapist focusing on meeting clients where they are to make the therapy experience both personal and effective. I have over 9 years of experience helping adults, children, and families find their way back to self-confidence, energy, and the motivation to get back to life. I work collaboratively with clients to identify and meet achievable therapy goals. I am eclectic in my approach to therapy and utilize Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, etc.
(925) 684-6945 View (925) 684-6945
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Kiran C. Easwarachandran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, R-DMT, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Ramon, CA 94583
I have practiced as an Integrative Movement Psychotherapist for over 17 years and believe that true healing shines through when we work with the whole self-the body, the mind and spirit. As a body-mind therapist I bring in an eclectic mix of psychodynamic theories, strengths based practice, CBT, dance and movement therapy, expressive arts, eco-therapy and mindfulness work to my practice.
I have practiced as an Integrative Movement Psychotherapist for over 17 years and believe that true healing shines through when we work with the whole self-the body, the mind and spirit. As a body-mind therapist I bring in an eclectic mix of psychodynamic theories, strengths based practice, CBT, dance and movement therapy, expressive arts, eco-therapy and mindfulness work to my practice.
(520) 214-5015 View (520) 214-5015

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in San Ramon, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in San Ramon, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
65% Stress
63% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Optum
61% Aetna
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in San Ramon, CA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in San Ramon?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.