Therapists in Signal Hill, CA

Photo of Amanda Carrera, Marriage & Family Therapist in Signal Hill, CA
Amanda Carrera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90755  (Online Only)
Amanda Carrera is an experienced clinician whose background includes working with teens/families at a community clinic, working in a school setting with teens from diverse backgrounds with various behavioral issues ranging from ages 13-18, and her own private practice for the past 5 years working with teens and adults.
Amanda Carrera is an experienced clinician whose background includes working with teens/families at a community clinic, working in a school setting with teens from diverse backgrounds with various behavioral issues ranging from ages 13-18, and her own private practice for the past 5 years working with teens and adults.
(562) 278-0764 View (562) 278-0764
Photo of Desiree Marni Bramlett, Marriage & Family Therapist in Signal Hill, CA
Desiree Marni Bramlett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Do you need a safe place to talk where you feel completely accepted? Or are you overwhelmed and need more peace? You have come to the right place because we will help you find what you are looking for. Once this is established and we have identified what might be interfering with what you're wanting, I will begin to gently push when necessary to help you move through your stuck points. An adequate level of structure will be provided as well as a recap each week and HW. Therapy doesn't just happen in session!
Do you need a safe place to talk where you feel completely accepted? Or are you overwhelmed and need more peace? You have come to the right place because we will help you find what you are looking for. Once this is established and we have identified what might be interfering with what you're wanting, I will begin to gently push when necessary to help you move through your stuck points. An adequate level of structure will be provided as well as a recap each week and HW. Therapy doesn't just happen in session!
(213) 817-5061 View (213) 817-5061
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Karina Perez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90755  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe in my patient's ability to change and achieve their maximum level of strength. I have been working with a variety of diagnoses and issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, autism, schizophrenia, ADHD, ODD, DV, grief, co-dependency, etc. I can help you process and work with your feelings, thoughts and behaviors, so you can find your very best self. I can provide support to understand and accept your mental health issues but also to find solutions and coping skills. I offer a non-judgmental, confidential and safe space for you to gain insight and to work towards goals.
I believe in my patient's ability to change and achieve their maximum level of strength. I have been working with a variety of diagnoses and issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, autism, schizophrenia, ADHD, ODD, DV, grief, co-dependency, etc. I can help you process and work with your feelings, thoughts and behaviors, so you can find your very best self. I can provide support to understand and accept your mental health issues but also to find solutions and coping skills. I offer a non-judgmental, confidential and safe space for you to gain insight and to work towards goals.
(562) 523-7709 View (562) 523-7709
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Jana M. Sadler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90755  (Online Only)
I specialize in Child and Adolescent therapy, as well as Individual, and Family therapy. My focus is to assist with personal growth and address concerns such as loss and grief, anxiety, and depression. I take pride in providing a safe and nurturing environment where individuals who identify as QTPOC, POC, and/or LGBTQ, feel seen and heard where the focus is on their healing and success. My goal is to help one discover resiliency and begin the journey to healing and overcoming barriers. Through empowerment and support I want to help you discover what is best for you, being your true and authentic self.
I specialize in Child and Adolescent therapy, as well as Individual, and Family therapy. My focus is to assist with personal growth and address concerns such as loss and grief, anxiety, and depression. I take pride in providing a safe and nurturing environment where individuals who identify as QTPOC, POC, and/or LGBTQ, feel seen and heard where the focus is on their healing and success. My goal is to help one discover resiliency and begin the journey to healing and overcoming barriers. Through empowerment and support I want to help you discover what is best for you, being your true and authentic self.
(562) 392-8941 View (562) 392-8941
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Tayler Henderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90755  (Online Only)
I have over 9 years of experience working with children, parents and families of various backgrounds. I strive to create a safe place for you to express your concerns, to feel heard and understood. My approach is very individualized based on your current needs. I am interested in the whole person (mind, body, and spirit).
I have over 9 years of experience working with children, parents and families of various backgrounds. I strive to create a safe place for you to express your concerns, to feel heard and understood. My approach is very individualized based on your current needs. I am interested in the whole person (mind, body, and spirit).
(562) 539-2499 View (562) 539-2499
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Zynette Joy Cohen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Do you look at your child and know that they have resources in themselves, talents and potential, but their anxiety and depression are getting in the way? Do you feel like you have used up your own resources, and you’re not sure what to do now? Over the course of more than 15 years as a children’s therapist, I’ve seen children go from struggling with anxiety, depression, peer relationships, parental relationships, and academics succeed by learning to tap into their own resources and talents. Most importantly, I’ve seen children learn to love themselves by embracing both their weaknesses and strengths.
Do you look at your child and know that they have resources in themselves, talents and potential, but their anxiety and depression are getting in the way? Do you feel like you have used up your own resources, and you’re not sure what to do now? Over the course of more than 15 years as a children’s therapist, I’ve seen children go from struggling with anxiety, depression, peer relationships, parental relationships, and academics succeed by learning to tap into their own resources and talents. Most importantly, I’ve seen children learn to love themselves by embracing both their weaknesses and strengths.
(562) 534-8829 View (562) 534-8829
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Ana Arguello
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Hello and welcome! I have been in the psychology field seeing everyone and addressing almost everything! .Along the way I developed an expertise in Child Parent Psychotherapy and Rational Behavior Therapy. I also have extensive training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescence and Postpartum Depression. I am currently a Mental Health Consultant for the School District. I also spent 15 years working at an all male prison as a bilingual therapist. Please feel free to contact me and make a significant step in understanding yourself and improving your life!
Hello and welcome! I have been in the psychology field seeing everyone and addressing almost everything! .Along the way I developed an expertise in Child Parent Psychotherapy and Rational Behavior Therapy. I also have extensive training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescence and Postpartum Depression. I am currently a Mental Health Consultant for the School District. I also spent 15 years working at an all male prison as a bilingual therapist. Please feel free to contact me and make a significant step in understanding yourself and improving your life!
(562) 548-7758 View (562) 548-7758
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Erin Sumner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90755
562therapy.com - Check out my website. In-person therapy for adult individuals (30 years & up), couples, and families. My specialties include: Marital, Premarital, & Couples Counseling, Trauma, Sexual Abuse/Molestation, Sexual Assault, Relationship Issues, Divorce/Separation, Family Dynamics, Childhood Issues, Spirituality Growth, Anxiety, Stress, Conflict in the Work Environment, Emotional Processing, and Personal Crises. I have a lot of experience treating individuals and couples. Please check out my website for more information: 562therapy.com
562therapy.com - Check out my website. In-person therapy for adult individuals (30 years & up), couples, and families. My specialties include: Marital, Premarital, & Couples Counseling, Trauma, Sexual Abuse/Molestation, Sexual Assault, Relationship Issues, Divorce/Separation, Family Dynamics, Childhood Issues, Spirituality Growth, Anxiety, Stress, Conflict in the Work Environment, Emotional Processing, and Personal Crises. I have a lot of experience treating individuals and couples. Please check out my website for more information: 562therapy.com
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Taisha Torres
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Hello and welcome! I am so glad you are here and have made a courageous choice to seek healing. Like our physical health, I believe we must also take into consideration the “vital signs” (mood swings, sadness, irritability, excessive worry, etc.) that indicate the state of our mental health. Whether it is caused by stress from overwhelming responsibilities, parenting, past trauma, or even just having difficulty communicating needs to family members and friends, I believe these can all be signs that we need a little extra support and I would like to be that support for you.
Hello and welcome! I am so glad you are here and have made a courageous choice to seek healing. Like our physical health, I believe we must also take into consideration the “vital signs” (mood swings, sadness, irritability, excessive worry, etc.) that indicate the state of our mental health. Whether it is caused by stress from overwhelming responsibilities, parenting, past trauma, or even just having difficulty communicating needs to family members and friends, I believe these can all be signs that we need a little extra support and I would like to be that support for you.
(562) 203-8884 View (562) 203-8884
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Laura Lynnette Insley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Not accepting new clients
Recovering from loss is painful. Loss of a loved one, a relationship, health...there are many different losses in life. I can help. With 20 years as a therapist, including 12 years of Hospice and a Grief Recovery certified Specialist, I have a deep appreciation of the challenges associated with life' losses. Starting with my years working with Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse and facilitating groups of both Survivors and those suffering from Domestic Violence, I have since worked with families in crisis and individuals challenged with various debilitating issues.
Recovering from loss is painful. Loss of a loved one, a relationship, health...there are many different losses in life. I can help. With 20 years as a therapist, including 12 years of Hospice and a Grief Recovery certified Specialist, I have a deep appreciation of the challenges associated with life' losses. Starting with my years working with Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse and facilitating groups of both Survivors and those suffering from Domestic Violence, I have since worked with families in crisis and individuals challenged with various debilitating issues.
(424) 289-6352 View (424) 289-6352
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Natalie Murry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90755  (Online Only)
If you're reading this, chances are you're seeking agency and understanding on your journey toward emotional well-being and healthier relationships. I want you to know that you've come to the right place! As a trauma-informed clinician with 15 years of experience in the mental health field, I am here to offer you a unique therapeutic approach that integrates spirituality and psychological principles into your healing journey. Whether you're dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic event, battling anxiety or depression, struggling in your relationships, or feeling overwhelmed by life's transitions, I am here to provide support.
If you're reading this, chances are you're seeking agency and understanding on your journey toward emotional well-being and healthier relationships. I want you to know that you've come to the right place! As a trauma-informed clinician with 15 years of experience in the mental health field, I am here to offer you a unique therapeutic approach that integrates spirituality and psychological principles into your healing journey. Whether you're dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic event, battling anxiety or depression, struggling in your relationships, or feeling overwhelmed by life's transitions, I am here to provide support.
(323) 433-5690 View (323) 433-5690
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Nicole Abadi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Signal Hill, CA 90755  (Online Only)
Live your best life because you only get one! Constantly worrying about everything, always asking yourself "what if," unsure about decisions you've already made/will make... let's get rid of this anxiety! If anxiety, self-worth, and/or unresolved issues get in the way of you living a happy, meaningful life, reach out to me today to take back control. I provide a collaborative approach in therapy, giving "homework" to all of my clients, working to get them out of therapy, not keep them in it! I'm so proud & so grateful to be both the most reviewed AND best ranked therapist of Long Beach 3 years in a row!
Live your best life because you only get one! Constantly worrying about everything, always asking yourself "what if," unsure about decisions you've already made/will make... let's get rid of this anxiety! If anxiety, self-worth, and/or unresolved issues get in the way of you living a happy, meaningful life, reach out to me today to take back control. I provide a collaborative approach in therapy, giving "homework" to all of my clients, working to get them out of therapy, not keep them in it! I'm so proud & so grateful to be both the most reviewed AND best ranked therapist of Long Beach 3 years in a row!
(818) 477-3641 View (818) 477-3641
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Joni L. Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90804
What if we all knew we had two different versions of us inside? A sense of self connected to our Essense qualities, like loving-kindness, connection, curiosity, courage, and resilience. Then, we also have a trained-in guarded version of our sense of self which needs to be right, hates being wrong, and does harm, without really meaning to. Usually, at the moment that our Essence qualities would easily Transform an experience for us, we’ve been trained to trust our guarded states, which solve one problem, but do harm in other ways instead. What if it was this guarded aspect of our self, which gets in the way of our own authenticity?
What if we all knew we had two different versions of us inside? A sense of self connected to our Essense qualities, like loving-kindness, connection, curiosity, courage, and resilience. Then, we also have a trained-in guarded version of our sense of self which needs to be right, hates being wrong, and does harm, without really meaning to. Usually, at the moment that our Essence qualities would easily Transform an experience for us, we’ve been trained to trust our guarded states, which solve one problem, but do harm in other ways instead. What if it was this guarded aspect of our self, which gets in the way of our own authenticity?
(562) 543-3358 View (562) 543-3358
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Jonathan Gomez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90804
My name is Jonathan Gomez LMFT 135094. My Specialty areas include Depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, childhood trauma and past trauma, grief and loss, parenting issues, anger management and life transitions. My therapy approaches are mainly Gestalt although I was also trained in psychodynamic and trauma informed care. I Work with adults and teenagers. Bilingual: Spanish. I typically work with Adults and teenagers. I love seeing the change in the client. Once change happens, it is like a whirlwind. That drives me to continue to do this work.
My name is Jonathan Gomez LMFT 135094. My Specialty areas include Depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, childhood trauma and past trauma, grief and loss, parenting issues, anger management and life transitions. My therapy approaches are mainly Gestalt although I was also trained in psychodynamic and trauma informed care. I Work with adults and teenagers. Bilingual: Spanish. I typically work with Adults and teenagers. I love seeing the change in the client. Once change happens, it is like a whirlwind. That drives me to continue to do this work.
(424) 484-1894 View (424) 484-1894
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Tiffany Hanff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90804
Hi! I'm Tiffany. I'm a social worker and have had over 10 years of working with clients in a variety of settings. I absolutely love working with clients as they learn to smile again through whatever situation it is that they find themselves in at the time. Personally, I love traveling, photography, and spending time with my family and my dog. I have worked with clients who have experienced domestic violence/IPV, foster care and adoption, NICU, long-term medical hospitalizations, grief/loss, homelessness and caregiving stress.
Hi! I'm Tiffany. I'm a social worker and have had over 10 years of working with clients in a variety of settings. I absolutely love working with clients as they learn to smile again through whatever situation it is that they find themselves in at the time. Personally, I love traveling, photography, and spending time with my family and my dog. I have worked with clients who have experienced domestic violence/IPV, foster care and adoption, NICU, long-term medical hospitalizations, grief/loss, homelessness and caregiving stress.
(951) 458-5961 View (951) 458-5961
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Victoria Ramirez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90804
Hi! My name is Victoria Ramirez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 14 years of experience in social work, especially with helping those impacted by cancer or other chronic illness and grief/loss. My approach to therapy is unique to each person that I meet with. I hope to be a part of your journey. I have the most experience working with clients who are dealing with an oncology diagnosis (whether their own or the diagnosis of a loved one) and those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. I am also able to help those dealing with anxiety and those going through sudden, unexpected changes in life.
Hi! My name is Victoria Ramirez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 14 years of experience in social work, especially with helping those impacted by cancer or other chronic illness and grief/loss. My approach to therapy is unique to each person that I meet with. I hope to be a part of your journey. I have the most experience working with clients who are dealing with an oncology diagnosis (whether their own or the diagnosis of a loved one) and those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. I am also able to help those dealing with anxiety and those going through sudden, unexpected changes in life.
(626) 706-3735 View (626) 706-3735
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Jayla Alvarez
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90804
My name is Jayla Alvarez. I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who currently practices in Fresno, California. I tend to work from a collaborative approach as I believe that my clients are the experts in their lives. I also believe it is imperative to create a safe space as I support my clients through processing and healing from issues that are causing impairments in their lives. My goal is to help my clients become autonomous, increase self-awareness, gain skills to cope with stressors and find purpose in their lives.
My name is Jayla Alvarez. I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who currently practices in Fresno, California. I tend to work from a collaborative approach as I believe that my clients are the experts in their lives. I also believe it is imperative to create a safe space as I support my clients through processing and healing from issues that are causing impairments in their lives. My goal is to help my clients become autonomous, increase self-awareness, gain skills to cope with stressors and find purpose in their lives.
(916) 304-7783 View (916) 304-7783
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Divina Gabuat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90804
Practicing for 7 years as a Mental Health Provider in the Emergency Room Department and 5 years at the State Hospital.
Practicing for 7 years as a Mental Health Provider in the Emergency Room Department and 5 years at the State Hospital.
(626) 602-7489 View (626) 602-7489
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Samantha Montijo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Life is full of many challenging transitions which can seem daunting on our own. I am here to support you, guide you, and walk alongside with you in your journey of exploration, creativity, and healthy long-lasting changes. I encourage you to give yourself this space of serenity and challenge yourself to understand yourself at a deeper level. If you feel you have no other way out, know you are not alone. I am here to help you through this difficult time. Often our most difficult thoughts, our darkest moments are just those, thoughts and moments. Often it's our brain's immense ability to try and problem solve but in unproductive ways
Life is full of many challenging transitions which can seem daunting on our own. I am here to support you, guide you, and walk alongside with you in your journey of exploration, creativity, and healthy long-lasting changes. I encourage you to give yourself this space of serenity and challenge yourself to understand yourself at a deeper level. If you feel you have no other way out, know you are not alone. I am here to help you through this difficult time. Often our most difficult thoughts, our darkest moments are just those, thoughts and moments. Often it's our brain's immense ability to try and problem solve but in unproductive ways
(714) 975-5729 View (714) 975-5729
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Julie Colfax
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Signal Hill, CA 90804
Hello, I am Julie Pennington (previously Colfax) LMFT. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with people of all ages, levels of development, abilities, and stages of life. My focus is on you, your goals for yourself, and your family in the therapy space. The majority of the clients I see working to recover from trauma and minimize the impact or development of trauma responses (Acute Stress Disorder or PTSD), dealing with depression (bipolar or unipolar), anxiety, neuro-divergent and differently-abled, wanting to improve emotional management skills or work through substance use and addiction challenges.
Hello, I am Julie Pennington (previously Colfax) LMFT. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with people of all ages, levels of development, abilities, and stages of life. My focus is on you, your goals for yourself, and your family in the therapy space. The majority of the clients I see working to recover from trauma and minimize the impact or development of trauma responses (Acute Stress Disorder or PTSD), dealing with depression (bipolar or unipolar), anxiety, neuro-divergent and differently-abled, wanting to improve emotional management skills or work through substance use and addiction challenges.
(805) 600-8854 View (805) 600-8854

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Number of Therapists in Signal Hill, CA

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Signal Hill, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
82% Optum
79% MHN | Health Net

How Therapists in Signal Hill, CA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

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How can I find a therapist in Signal Hill?

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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.