Therapists in Santa Clara, CA

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Relationship Resolution Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050  (Online Only)
Relationship Resolution Center in Plano, Texas. We offer individual counseling for relationship problems, couples counseling, infidelity counseling, divorce planning, divorce therapy, and divorce support groups. Relationship help in-office counseling or via Zoom. ... Therapists: I offer divorce therapy training. Visit site for manuals, books, classes, and more-www.DivorceTherapyTraining (dot) com
Relationship Resolution Center in Plano, Texas. We offer individual counseling for relationship problems, couples counseling, infidelity counseling, divorce planning, divorce therapy, and divorce support groups. Relationship help in-office counseling or via Zoom. ... Therapists: I offer divorce therapy training. Visit site for manuals, books, classes, and more-www.DivorceTherapyTraining (dot) com
(214) 761-6202 View (214) 761-6202
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Tanya Pekker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Do you want to have a healthier life and more satisfying relationships? Therapy consists of a direct and compassionate approach to help individuals, couples and families. You have found me on the Web through your own search, so you are presumably trying to find an affordable professional therapist who would suit your particular needs. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I can offer counseling and therapy. Caring professional support and understanding can provide relief and healing during stressful times.
Do you want to have a healthier life and more satisfying relationships? Therapy consists of a direct and compassionate approach to help individuals, couples and families. You have found me on the Web through your own search, so you are presumably trying to find an affordable professional therapist who would suit your particular needs. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I can offer counseling and therapy. Caring professional support and understanding can provide relief and healing during stressful times.
(650) 452-6311 View (650) 452-6311
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Christina Altemueller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95050
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Santa Clara, CA. I provide services to children, teens, and families. I offer support with behavioral concerns, anger, anxiety, depression, and parenting.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Santa Clara, CA. I provide services to children, teens, and families. I offer support with behavioral concerns, anger, anxiety, depression, and parenting.
(408) 688-9179 View (408) 688-9179
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Kira Olson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95050
If you are struggling with eating issues, anxiety, or depression, or if you are a loved one supporting a family member struggling with these concerns, I want you to know that there is help, and you don't have to struggle alone. As a therapist who has experience in a variety of treatment programs and levels of care, I have witnessed both individual and family transformation from feeling stuck and hopeless to feeling empowered and hope-filled countless times. My passion is joining you in your journey to provide support, insight, and tools to achieve your goals, feel better, and live a life of greater joy and meaning.
If you are struggling with eating issues, anxiety, or depression, or if you are a loved one supporting a family member struggling with these concerns, I want you to know that there is help, and you don't have to struggle alone. As a therapist who has experience in a variety of treatment programs and levels of care, I have witnessed both individual and family transformation from feeling stuck and hopeless to feeling empowered and hope-filled countless times. My passion is joining you in your journey to provide support, insight, and tools to achieve your goals, feel better, and live a life of greater joy and meaning.
(844) 953-0954 View (844) 953-0954
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Angelica Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Hi there, My name is Angelica Sanchez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have worked in community mental health for several years which has allowed me to work with a very diverse population. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults and have learned how important it is to be flexible and nonjudgmental. I am passionate in helping my clients cope with life's challenges and reach their personal mental health goals. If you're dealing with stress, trauma, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help.
Hi there, My name is Angelica Sanchez and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have worked in community mental health for several years which has allowed me to work with a very diverse population. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults and have learned how important it is to be flexible and nonjudgmental. I am passionate in helping my clients cope with life's challenges and reach their personal mental health goals. If you're dealing with stress, trauma, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help.
(408) 755-3351 View (408) 755-3351
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Karine Johannes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050
My name is Karine Johannes and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Sherman Oaks, California working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with young adults and specialize in treating depression, anxiety, and codependency. My therapeutic style is compassionate, interactive, supportive, and tailored to the unique needs of each individual. My approach is trauma-informed, LGBTQ, and BIPOC-affirming. I assess each person from a holistic perspective and look forward to helping you with your healthcare concerns.
My name is Karine Johannes and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Sherman Oaks, California working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with young adults and specialize in treating depression, anxiety, and codependency. My therapeutic style is compassionate, interactive, supportive, and tailored to the unique needs of each individual. My approach is trauma-informed, LGBTQ, and BIPOC-affirming. I assess each person from a holistic perspective and look forward to helping you with your healthcare concerns.
(408) 207-4644 View (408) 207-4644
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Raquel Villa
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Not accepting new clients
What brings you to therapy at this moment of your life? Maybe you are struggling in your relationships with family, friends or coworkers. You might be feeling depressed, anxious or disconnected from yourself and others. Perhaps, something is missing in your life, something that keeps you from feeling joy or being present. You might be experiencing the impact of painful experiences or losses in your life. I believe that what brings you here is important. I am here to join you in your journey of self-exploration and personal growth.
What brings you to therapy at this moment of your life? Maybe you are struggling in your relationships with family, friends or coworkers. You might be feeling depressed, anxious or disconnected from yourself and others. Perhaps, something is missing in your life, something that keeps you from feeling joy or being present. You might be experiencing the impact of painful experiences or losses in your life. I believe that what brings you here is important. I am here to join you in your journey of self-exploration and personal growth.
(650) 405-3442 View (650) 405-3442
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Christina Morelli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Welcome! The choice to enter into therapy can be daunting, but also extremely rewarding if you are willing to take this step. I have over 20 years of experience working with a very diverse population in different treatment settings. I will provide you with a very safe space, full of compassion, non-judgment, and validation, in helping you in your recovery process. I have a strong background in DBT, Mindfulness, ACT, and CBT. I look forward to connecting with you and seeing how we can work alongside each other in this process.
Welcome! The choice to enter into therapy can be daunting, but also extremely rewarding if you are willing to take this step. I have over 20 years of experience working with a very diverse population in different treatment settings. I will provide you with a very safe space, full of compassion, non-judgment, and validation, in helping you in your recovery process. I have a strong background in DBT, Mindfulness, ACT, and CBT. I look forward to connecting with you and seeing how we can work alongside each other in this process.
(408) 550-7284 View (408) 550-7284
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Jesus Mendoza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Hola, my name is Jesus Mendoza, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with clients statewide via Telehealth. My goal is to provide a safe space to aid in one’s journey toward healing by learning safe coping skills, emotion regulation, and communication techniques. I emphasize finding one’s true authentic self. I have found that my style works well with teens and adults with past trauma, current stressors, or difficulty with certain life transitions.
Hola, my name is Jesus Mendoza, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with clients statewide via Telehealth. My goal is to provide a safe space to aid in one’s journey toward healing by learning safe coping skills, emotion regulation, and communication techniques. I emphasize finding one’s true authentic self. I have found that my style works well with teens and adults with past trauma, current stressors, or difficulty with certain life transitions.
(408) 706-2650 View (408) 706-2650
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Aaron Uchikura
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050
I trust the healing and growth potential of the therapeutic process and therapist-client relationship. My approach to counseling is relationship-focused, client-centered, and holistic. I am skilled at listening, asking effective questions, and inviting clients to examine their presenting concerns or struggles in a safe and supportive way. I specialize in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting, the psyche of current and former athletes as well as themes of race and cultural identity.
I trust the healing and growth potential of the therapeutic process and therapist-client relationship. My approach to counseling is relationship-focused, client-centered, and holistic. I am skilled at listening, asking effective questions, and inviting clients to examine their presenting concerns or struggles in a safe and supportive way. I specialize in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting, the psyche of current and former athletes as well as themes of race and cultural identity.
(503) 749-7995 View (503) 749-7995
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Steven Kresha
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95050
My name is Steven Kresha, and over the past twenty years, it has been an honor to work in the mental health field, walking alongside clients on the healing path. In every stage of life, we encounter circumstances that have the potential to diminish our mental and emotional well-being. The good news is that you already have the resources available to you to grow, heal, and respond well to whatever life may bring your way.
My name is Steven Kresha, and over the past twenty years, it has been an honor to work in the mental health field, walking alongside clients on the healing path. In every stage of life, we encounter circumstances that have the potential to diminish our mental and emotional well-being. The good news is that you already have the resources available to you to grow, heal, and respond well to whatever life may bring your way.
(408) 610-1635 View (408) 610-1635
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Shari Grande
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95051  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about supporting adults through times of life transitions. These life shifts can be full of both excitement or dread and tremendous adjustment. I offer multimodal strategies for adult clients struggling with career optimization, in many cases due to (undiagnosed) ADHD based performance issues. Clinical specialties include: adult ADHD and Executive Functioning Coaching, perfectionism and shame resilience, codependency, imposter syndrome, relationship issues, communication problems, low self-esteem, grief and loss, parent coaching, self-regulation, anger management and treatment of anxiety and depression.
I am passionate about supporting adults through times of life transitions. These life shifts can be full of both excitement or dread and tremendous adjustment. I offer multimodal strategies for adult clients struggling with career optimization, in many cases due to (undiagnosed) ADHD based performance issues. Clinical specialties include: adult ADHD and Executive Functioning Coaching, perfectionism and shame resilience, codependency, imposter syndrome, relationship issues, communication problems, low self-esteem, grief and loss, parent coaching, self-regulation, anger management and treatment of anxiety and depression.
(408) 418-2572 View (408) 418-2572
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Tessa Hernandez
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACSW
Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050  (Online Only)
Hi folx! Congratulations on taking the steps to finding a strong therapeutic fit for your individual needs. Reaching out can be anxiety provoking, but it doesn't have to be! Whether your concerns are managing anxiety, depression, processing trauma, exploring sexuality, or adjusting to life changes, I believe that you have the necessary tools to become the strongest version of yourself! You are the expert of your own experiences, and I am here to affirm and collaborate with you to work towards your unique goals.
Hi folx! Congratulations on taking the steps to finding a strong therapeutic fit for your individual needs. Reaching out can be anxiety provoking, but it doesn't have to be! Whether your concerns are managing anxiety, depression, processing trauma, exploring sexuality, or adjusting to life changes, I believe that you have the necessary tools to become the strongest version of yourself! You are the expert of your own experiences, and I am here to affirm and collaborate with you to work towards your unique goals.
(408) 351-0291 View (408) 351-0291
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Marie S. Goulart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050
I arrive at the intersection of compassion & collaboration as I respectfully guide my clients to explore new levels of awareness, self-empowerment, flow, & understanding. Working towards cognitive flexibility, wholeness, and healing. Using empathy & unconditional positive regard as a foundation, I may occasionally challenge you to bring forward awareness with a more direct approach. I welcome the motivation or perhaps ambivalence that comes along with seeking treatment. There is no perfection in the layers that define us, just a journey of experiences & lessons that await discovery, growth and honor.
I arrive at the intersection of compassion & collaboration as I respectfully guide my clients to explore new levels of awareness, self-empowerment, flow, & understanding. Working towards cognitive flexibility, wholeness, and healing. Using empathy & unconditional positive regard as a foundation, I may occasionally challenge you to bring forward awareness with a more direct approach. I welcome the motivation or perhaps ambivalence that comes along with seeking treatment. There is no perfection in the layers that define us, just a journey of experiences & lessons that await discovery, growth and honor.
(408) 418-2618 View (408) 418-2618
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Elizabeth Louise Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Waitlist for new clients
I am honored to work with you and your family or significant other(s) and appreciate your trust in allowing me to assist you in addressing your life issues. Together we will explore what changes you are desiring and what is needed to feel, behave or think differently. I have worked in the Community Mental Health Field for over 25 years and have a multi-cultural and strength based perspective.
I am honored to work with you and your family or significant other(s) and appreciate your trust in allowing me to assist you in addressing your life issues. Together we will explore what changes you are desiring and what is needed to feel, behave or think differently. I have worked in the Community Mental Health Field for over 25 years and have a multi-cultural and strength based perspective.
(408) 351-9951 View (408) 351-9951
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Regina A. Lising
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95053  (Online Only)
You may be experiencing feelings of brokenness and suffering from devastating loss. You may have stories that need to be explored in search of healing and restoration. You may be ready to address these challenges with knowledgeable care, holistic engagement, and compassionate understanding. Finding the courage to share your stories of harm and pain is the beginning of your healing and inner peace. If you are seeking guidance as you navigate through your healing journey, it may be time to take the next step and reach out for help.
You may be experiencing feelings of brokenness and suffering from devastating loss. You may have stories that need to be explored in search of healing and restoration. You may be ready to address these challenges with knowledgeable care, holistic engagement, and compassionate understanding. Finding the courage to share your stories of harm and pain is the beginning of your healing and inner peace. If you are seeking guidance as you navigate through your healing journey, it may be time to take the next step and reach out for help.
(408) 542-0838 View (408) 542-0838
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Karen Egu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Hello and welcome. Therapy can offer a safe and validating space to navigate through some of life's challenges. My approach is supportive, evidence-based, integrative, culturally-informed, collaborative, and respectful. I use my passion, advocacy, and expertise in mental health services to provide my clients with the language and safety to discuss mental health struggles to foster a meaningful life. I look forward to working with and supporting you in your mental and emotional health journey.
Hello and welcome. Therapy can offer a safe and validating space to navigate through some of life's challenges. My approach is supportive, evidence-based, integrative, culturally-informed, collaborative, and respectful. I use my passion, advocacy, and expertise in mental health services to provide my clients with the language and safety to discuss mental health struggles to foster a meaningful life. I look forward to working with and supporting you in your mental and emotional health journey.
(925) 297-1673 View (925) 297-1673
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Katerina Pogosov
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Hi, I'm Katerina Pogosov and welcome to Fire Poppy Therapy! Like the phoenix that rises from the ashes, the fire poppy blooms from it.  Fire poppies are a unique and rare native California plant that are found after there’s been a wildfire.  Their seeds begin to germinate after being exposed to fire and from there bloom into a brilliant fluorescent orange flower.  Our most challenging times don’t have to be the end of something, they can be a catalyst for an inner greatness that we have had dormant and forgotten about.  Let’s work together to use these personal wildfires as an opportunity to not just grow, but thrive and radiate.
Hi, I'm Katerina Pogosov and welcome to Fire Poppy Therapy! Like the phoenix that rises from the ashes, the fire poppy blooms from it.  Fire poppies are a unique and rare native California plant that are found after there’s been a wildfire.  Their seeds begin to germinate after being exposed to fire and from there bloom into a brilliant fluorescent orange flower.  Our most challenging times don’t have to be the end of something, they can be a catalyst for an inner greatness that we have had dormant and forgotten about.  Let’s work together to use these personal wildfires as an opportunity to not just grow, but thrive and radiate.
(408) 457-1957 View (408) 457-1957
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South Bay Sex Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95050  (Online Only)
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Are you feeling dissatisfied with your sex life? Are you anxious about your sexual performance? Are you consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel that you have no one to talk to and aren’t sure how to get help. I welcome my clients into a friendly, and non-judgmental environment. I work with people struggling in their personal life, relationship or sex life. I especially enjoy working with couples who have difficulty connecting, have mis-matched libidos, those struggling with erectile dysfunction, people suffering through a breakup or struggling to find a relationship.
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Are you feeling dissatisfied with your sex life? Are you anxious about your sexual performance? Are you consumed with worry? Perhaps you feel that you have no one to talk to and aren’t sure how to get help. I welcome my clients into a friendly, and non-judgmental environment. I work with people struggling in their personal life, relationship or sex life. I especially enjoy working with couples who have difficulty connecting, have mis-matched libidos, those struggling with erectile dysfunction, people suffering through a breakup or struggling to find a relationship.
(408) 341-6892 View (408) 341-6892
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Gabrielle Kubulan-Simmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Hi there! I'm Gabrielle Kubulan-Simmons, but you can call me Gabby. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adult clients statewide via telehealth. My specializations are in anxiety, depression, and stress through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Therapy, and Solution-Focused Based Therapy. I believe that therapy can not only help with achieving one's goals but also can be used as a tool to gain a better understanding of oneself.
Hi there! I'm Gabrielle Kubulan-Simmons, but you can call me Gabby. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I work with adult clients statewide via telehealth. My specializations are in anxiety, depression, and stress through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Therapy, and Solution-Focused Based Therapy. I believe that therapy can not only help with achieving one's goals but also can be used as a tool to gain a better understanding of oneself.
(408) 478-9187 View (408) 478-9187

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Number of Therapists in Santa Clara, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Santa Clara, CA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
75% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Santa Clara, CA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Santa Clara?

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.