Therapists in Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA

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Angelica Andrade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Life is challenging and we all can benefit from seeking guidance when we need it the most. Whether it is divorce, past trauma, difficulty adjusting to change or issues with motivation, initiative and/or focus, I am here to support YOU. As a Therapist, I am here to help sort life's issues and support your journey in becoming the best version of you. Hablo Español
Life is challenging and we all can benefit from seeking guidance when we need it the most. Whether it is divorce, past trauma, difficulty adjusting to change or issues with motivation, initiative and/or focus, I am here to support YOU. As a Therapist, I am here to help sort life's issues and support your journey in becoming the best version of you. Hablo Español
(707) 309-0600 View (707) 309-0600
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James R Daehnert
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
It seems that whenever, and in whatever ways we are suffering, we have become stuck in a pattern that reflects a limited sense of ourselves, having lost track of who we are meant to be. Through use of a safe and supportive therapeutic environment, together we find ways to create a greater sense of wholeness and inner freedom.
It seems that whenever, and in whatever ways we are suffering, we have become stuck in a pattern that reflects a limited sense of ourselves, having lost track of who we are meant to be. Through use of a safe and supportive therapeutic environment, together we find ways to create a greater sense of wholeness and inner freedom.
(714) 584-5635 View (714) 584-5635
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Rosanne Hunter Miranda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Are you struggling with anxiety,phobias or PTSD? I specialize in the treatment of these issues using EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). I have seen my client's levels of anxiety and distress decrease dramatically in as few as three to four sessions. . I have been honored to get to work with veterans who have returned home suffering from PTSD, I enjoy helping my clients increase their self esteem and quality of their interpersonal relationships, by exploring and addressing the issues in their lives that they wish to change, helping them to live more fulfilled and rewarding lives.
Are you struggling with anxiety,phobias or PTSD? I specialize in the treatment of these issues using EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). I have seen my client's levels of anxiety and distress decrease dramatically in as few as three to four sessions. . I have been honored to get to work with veterans who have returned home suffering from PTSD, I enjoy helping my clients increase their self esteem and quality of their interpersonal relationships, by exploring and addressing the issues in their lives that they wish to change, helping them to live more fulfilled and rewarding lives.
(949) 391-4781 View (949) 391-4781
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Sari J Mendelsohn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
I love working with children and adolescents. Before I get a history from you, I like to meet with your teenager to let them feel like they have a choice in picking their therapist. This gives them a sense of control and they are then more committed to the therapy. I will integrate the family as necessary. I have extensive success with children of divorce, those experiencing anxiety, depression, low self esteem and difficulty managing anger. I also connect well with adults and young adults dealing with life transitions.
I love working with children and adolescents. Before I get a history from you, I like to meet with your teenager to let them feel like they have a choice in picking their therapist. This gives them a sense of control and they are then more committed to the therapy. I will integrate the family as necessary. I have extensive success with children of divorce, those experiencing anxiety, depression, low self esteem and difficulty managing anger. I also connect well with adults and young adults dealing with life transitions.
(949) 334-7974 View (949) 334-7974
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Wiley Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
I help individuals and couples improve the quality of their lives. I have been in private practice for over 30 years developing my craft. Sadly many people live far below their potential to experience love and happiness. The understanding that conditioning and unconscious training determine your perceptions and emotional reactions is the first step in the creation of new skills and emotional balance. My approach is a unique combination of cognitive restructuring and emotional integration leading to an improved awareness of possibilities both individually and in relationship. The ability to love and be loved is fundamental to a good life.
I help individuals and couples improve the quality of their lives. I have been in private practice for over 30 years developing my craft. Sadly many people live far below their potential to experience love and happiness. The understanding that conditioning and unconscious training determine your perceptions and emotional reactions is the first step in the creation of new skills and emotional balance. My approach is a unique combination of cognitive restructuring and emotional integration leading to an improved awareness of possibilities both individually and in relationship. The ability to love and be loved is fundamental to a good life.
(949) 354-3984 View (949) 354-3984
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Richard M Kepple
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hi, my name is Richard Kepple, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. It is my sincere desire to help you re-connect with those you love, whether it is with friends, your husband or wife, children and extended family. There is HOPE! Please let me help you to regain what has been lost, to begin a new chapter of social and emotional connection,
Hi, my name is Richard Kepple, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. It is my sincere desire to help you re-connect with those you love, whether it is with friends, your husband or wife, children and extended family. There is HOPE! Please let me help you to regain what has been lost, to begin a new chapter of social and emotional connection,
(714) 880-8098 View (714) 880-8098
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Eve Maram
Psychologist, PsyD, PSY, MFT
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
I'm a clinical and forensic psychologist and certified Jungian analyst, over 30 years experience providing treatment and assessment, both depth-oriented and forensic. My practice is guided by my awareness of the instrumental nature of the unconscious in all that we are and do. I've provided intervention and treatment for families suffering child abuse, criminal problems, drug abuse, and mild to severe mental disorders. For 8 years I served on our State panel evaluating sex offenders in prisons. I'm committed to working with the diverse world with an open mind and heart. Check out my new book: The Schizophrenia Complex (Chiron, 2022)
I'm a clinical and forensic psychologist and certified Jungian analyst, over 30 years experience providing treatment and assessment, both depth-oriented and forensic. My practice is guided by my awareness of the instrumental nature of the unconscious in all that we are and do. I've provided intervention and treatment for families suffering child abuse, criminal problems, drug abuse, and mild to severe mental disorders. For 8 years I served on our State panel evaluating sex offenders in prisons. I'm committed to working with the diverse world with an open mind and heart. Check out my new book: The Schizophrenia Complex (Chiron, 2022)
(714) 941-8748 View (714) 941-8748
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Alan Liberman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
I am a licensed psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist and Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist in EMDR. I have been working with adults, families and children for over 30 years in a variety of areas including individual, marital and family therapy. I offer guidance and care in a safe and comfortable environment. My advanced training helps me identify and resolve core issues that interfere with your goal of developing into your full potential and overcome problematic behaviors.
I am a licensed psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist and Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist in EMDR. I have been working with adults, families and children for over 30 years in a variety of areas including individual, marital and family therapy. I offer guidance and care in a safe and comfortable environment. My advanced training helps me identify and resolve core issues that interfere with your goal of developing into your full potential and overcome problematic behaviors.
(714) 464-7709 View (714) 464-7709
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Salmira Jilanchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." We all go through periods in our lives where we need that extra support and a safe environment in which to talk things through. My name is Salmira Jilanchi, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I'm here to help you get right back up and to live your life to the fullest of its potential. I believe that we all struggle at times and often these difficult times offer us an opportunity to look within and to become more aware of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." We all go through periods in our lives where we need that extra support and a safe environment in which to talk things through. My name is Salmira Jilanchi, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and I'm here to help you get right back up and to live your life to the fullest of its potential. I believe that we all struggle at times and often these difficult times offer us an opportunity to look within and to become more aware of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(657) 216-7626 View (657) 216-7626
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Paula Inge Linchim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
My name is Paula Inge-Linchim, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I have been in private practice since 1992. I received my Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Arizona and National University in 1990, and my Master of Arts in clinical psychology from National University in 1992. I went directly into private practice, working side by side with my father, who was a psychologist and my mentor until his death in 2006. Cope Center was started by my father in 1976. The current business name is Changing Directions Psychotherapy, LLC and is solely run by Paula Inge-Linchim, LMFT.
My name is Paula Inge-Linchim, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. I have been in private practice since 1992. I received my Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Arizona and National University in 1990, and my Master of Arts in clinical psychology from National University in 1992. I went directly into private practice, working side by side with my father, who was a psychologist and my mentor until his death in 2006. Cope Center was started by my father in 1976. The current business name is Changing Directions Psychotherapy, LLC and is solely run by Paula Inge-Linchim, LMFT.
(714) 676-8116 View (714) 676-8116
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James Seghers
Psychologist, MS, PhD
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Depression. Anxiety. Relationship and career problems. These very real difficulties of living represent potent opportunities for growth and transformation. In reality, this is not always easy to see. A key step is developing insight, combined with a willingness to accept increasing levels of personal responsibility. As a therapist and coach, my orientation is holistic. I incorporate a whole-person approach that emphasizes physical, mental, emotional, and interpersonal factors. I view human experience as an inherently creative process, and work to empower clients to harness their innate potential to create meaningful and fulfilling lives through committed action based on personal values.
Depression. Anxiety. Relationship and career problems. These very real difficulties of living represent potent opportunities for growth and transformation. In reality, this is not always easy to see. A key step is developing insight, combined with a willingness to accept increasing levels of personal responsibility. As a therapist and coach, my orientation is holistic. I incorporate a whole-person approach that emphasizes physical, mental, emotional, and interpersonal factors. I view human experience as an inherently creative process, and work to empower clients to harness their innate potential to create meaningful and fulfilling lives through committed action based on personal values.
(949) 482-4347 View (949) 482-4347
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Janie Ingalls
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, Analyst
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703  (Online Only)
Do you feel unfulfilled in your life? Are your dreams or fantasies calling you to make life changes? Is the pain or illness in your body trying to lead you to a deeper and more creative life? I specialize in working with dreams and creative expression to access the wisdom of the unconscious. I can help you find and develop your unique potential and find purpose and meaning in your life. If you are interested in working with me, please call for a free consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.
Do you feel unfulfilled in your life? Are your dreams or fantasies calling you to make life changes? Is the pain or illness in your body trying to lead you to a deeper and more creative life? I specialize in working with dreams and creative expression to access the wisdom of the unconscious. I can help you find and develop your unique potential and find purpose and meaning in your life. If you are interested in working with me, please call for a free consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.
(714) 646-4947 View (714) 646-4947
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Gina Gallivan
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology. I have extensive experience treating trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am a contracted provider to over 60 police and public safety departments, and provide psychological services to combat veterans, EMTs, Fire Fighters, Coroners, Police Officers, and other first responders.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology. I have extensive experience treating trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am a contracted provider to over 60 police and public safety departments, and provide psychological services to combat veterans, EMTs, Fire Fighters, Coroners, Police Officers, and other first responders.
(714) 705-4618 View (714) 705-4618
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Alison Gracia
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
I believe life can be hard at times and it takes courage to seek help and make changes. I have a very open and empathetic approach to therapy and look forward to hearing each client's story as well as see their strength in overcoming whatever might be present in their life. I have experience working with trauma as well as with childhood disorders, relationship difficulties, and family therapy. I understand how difficult it can be to parent, juggle life's stressors as well as our relationships.
I believe life can be hard at times and it takes courage to seek help and make changes. I have a very open and empathetic approach to therapy and look forward to hearing each client's story as well as see their strength in overcoming whatever might be present in their life. I have experience working with trauma as well as with childhood disorders, relationship difficulties, and family therapy. I understand how difficult it can be to parent, juggle life's stressors as well as our relationships.
(714) 881-4071 View (714) 881-4071
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Soul Restoration Project
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Are you looking for counseling that integrates your Christian faith into the healing process? Are you looking for a therapist who can both understand the issue you struggle with as well as your spirituality? The Soul Restoration Project is a group of Marriage and Family Therapists (licensed and pre-licensed) who help individuals and couples find hope and healing. With nine therapists on staff we have a number of areas of expertise including: sexual addiction, relationship issues, eating disorders, couples therapy, grief, trauma, depression, anxiety and parenting.
Are you looking for counseling that integrates your Christian faith into the healing process? Are you looking for a therapist who can both understand the issue you struggle with as well as your spirituality? The Soul Restoration Project is a group of Marriage and Family Therapists (licensed and pre-licensed) who help individuals and couples find hope and healing. With nine therapists on staff we have a number of areas of expertise including: sexual addiction, relationship issues, eating disorders, couples therapy, grief, trauma, depression, anxiety and parenting.
(714) 702-1730 View (714) 702-1730
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Tena Madrid
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. Blending conventional and alternatives approaches, I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. I work with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. Blending conventional and alternatives approaches, I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. I work with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
(714) 584-5917 View (714) 584-5917
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Heather Cross
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
My approach is exploratory and collaborative. My goal is to facilitate lasting growth and renewed strength. Life has this "amazing" way of forcing change and challenge upon us (whether it is our own doing or not) but no matter what the circumstance I will work alongside you to move though the challenges and emerge healed and whole. I believe that therapy is a time for individuals to experience a transformational process through the partnership of someone who has their very best interest at heart.
My approach is exploratory and collaborative. My goal is to facilitate lasting growth and renewed strength. Life has this "amazing" way of forcing change and challenge upon us (whether it is our own doing or not) but no matter what the circumstance I will work alongside you to move though the challenges and emerge healed and whole. I believe that therapy is a time for individuals to experience a transformational process through the partnership of someone who has their very best interest at heart.
(951) 666-2846 View (951) 666-2846
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
Welcome to my practice. I have been in practice since 2007 and have been featured on ABC, NBC, and KCAL as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(949) 519-4360 View (949) 519-4360
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Gina Vaughn Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hi there, I'm Gina! I'm a licensed clinical social worker with over 16 years of experience. My focus is addressing anxiety, depression, job stress, codependency, and gender identity issues. I work with women, LGBTQ+, older adults with depression, working professionals, and college/graduate students. My formal training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I find that adjunctive mindfulness and other eastern Psychology principles can be quite powerful as well. My primary goal is that you feel heard, seen, and respected by me. At the same time, we will sharpen your coping skills and get you feeling better.
Hi there, I'm Gina! I'm a licensed clinical social worker with over 16 years of experience. My focus is addressing anxiety, depression, job stress, codependency, and gender identity issues. I work with women, LGBTQ+, older adults with depression, working professionals, and college/graduate students. My formal training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I find that adjunctive mindfulness and other eastern Psychology principles can be quite powerful as well. My primary goal is that you feel heard, seen, and respected by me. At the same time, we will sharpen your coping skills and get you feeling better.
(760) 501-2793 View (760) 501-2793
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Khair Fatima
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Hello, my name is Khair Fatima, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping others learn how to cope with life challenges. My work focuses on ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs and replacing them with effective coping skills. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. I am currently trained in Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Managing and Adapting Practices. I am client centered passionate about helping clients reach their potential and have a life worth living.
Hello, my name is Khair Fatima, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist committed to helping others learn how to cope with life challenges. My work focuses on ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs and replacing them with effective coping skills. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals. I am currently trained in Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Managing and Adapting Practices. I am client centered passionate about helping clients reach their potential and have a life worth living.
(562) 837-2798 View (562) 837-2798

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Number of Therapists in Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
61% Trauma and PTSD
56% Anger Management

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
83% MHN | Health Net
78% Health Net

How Therapists in Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana, CA see their clients

98% In Person and Online
2% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Artesia Pilar, Santa Ana?

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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.