Therapists in Torrance, CA

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Gwen Mwanza McAuliffe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself people pleasing, freezing, avoiding, or feeling the need to fight as a defense mechanism. I'm here to listen and provide you the space to reflect. I'm here to assist you in increasing your awareness of possible behaviors that aren't working for you anymore. Together, we will utilize your strengths and assist you in developing adaptive coping mechanisms to help cope with life stressors.
Do you find yourself people pleasing, freezing, avoiding, or feeling the need to fight as a defense mechanism. I'm here to listen and provide you the space to reflect. I'm here to assist you in increasing your awareness of possible behaviors that aren't working for you anymore. Together, we will utilize your strengths and assist you in developing adaptive coping mechanisms to help cope with life stressors.
(424) 552-4032 View (424) 552-4032
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Tani Dabirian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
I am a licensed Psychologist in California since Feb 2011. I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. I got my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from CGI. I am bilingual and have over 15 years of experience in several clinical settings, including: college counseling center, private setting, community outpatient rehab center and in prison mental health facility. I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative process between client and therapist. In this therapeutic journey, the patient will gain insight into their current thought process/outlook, that has resulted in their daily pattern of behaviors/decisions.
I am a licensed Psychologist in California since Feb 2011. I graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors degree in Psychology. I got my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from CGI. I am bilingual and have over 15 years of experience in several clinical settings, including: college counseling center, private setting, community outpatient rehab center and in prison mental health facility. I believe psychotherapy is a collaborative process between client and therapist. In this therapeutic journey, the patient will gain insight into their current thought process/outlook, that has resulted in their daily pattern of behaviors/decisions.
(820) 300-7807 View (820) 300-7807
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Amber Robison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC, MS
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90501  (Online Only)
Alliance Family Counseling Services is led by Amber Robison, LCSW. I have over 19 years experience as a clinical therapist providing therapy to adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents. I am a solution-focused therapist and my therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical strategies to help clients/families effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual/family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth to cope with the challenges faced.
Alliance Family Counseling Services is led by Amber Robison, LCSW. I have over 19 years experience as a clinical therapist providing therapy to adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents. I am a solution-focused therapist and my therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical strategies to help clients/families effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual/family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth to cope with the challenges faced.
(310) 919-4252 View (310) 919-4252
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Jessica Henry
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Jessica Henry and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I focus on providing individualized treatment. I graduated from Pepperdine University in 2010 with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I began my career working in the community mental health, servicing the county of Los Angeles. I have nearly 13 years of experience in providing therapeutic services to kids, adolescents, teens and adults. Currently, I am only seeing clients virtually.
Hello! My name is Jessica Henry and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I focus on providing individualized treatment. I graduated from Pepperdine University in 2010 with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I began my career working in the community mental health, servicing the county of Los Angeles. I have nearly 13 years of experience in providing therapeutic services to kids, adolescents, teens and adults. Currently, I am only seeing clients virtually.
(310) 695-1624 View (310) 695-1624
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Henna Cho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Are you feeling alone, unheard, or stuck? Are you experiencing anxiety, fatigue, and excessive worrying that impact your relationships and career? I’m glad you’re taking the time to notice these changes and to invest in yourself to become a better version of yourself. In sessions, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help identify ways to incorporate positive changes for your negative thought patterns. Thus, you will learn to become better equipped in maintaining your personal or professional goals. I am committed to helping my clients decrease anxiety and manage healthy relationships.
Are you feeling alone, unheard, or stuck? Are you experiencing anxiety, fatigue, and excessive worrying that impact your relationships and career? I’m glad you’re taking the time to notice these changes and to invest in yourself to become a better version of yourself. In sessions, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help identify ways to incorporate positive changes for your negative thought patterns. Thus, you will learn to become better equipped in maintaining your personal or professional goals. I am committed to helping my clients decrease anxiety and manage healthy relationships.
(424) 368-9965 View (424) 368-9965
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Jane Leong
Pre-Licensed Professional, APCC, PPS
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505  (Online Only)
Welcome! Therapy works when you are ready and can connect with a therapist who fits your needs. My clients begin with wherever they are and I am here to provide a safe space to share, to do exploration, and guided self-examination. You may have been thinking about making changes and are here to take one step closer to that. You want to feel better when you get up everyday and don't have an idea how to get there. I am here to help you find your direction.
Welcome! Therapy works when you are ready and can connect with a therapist who fits your needs. My clients begin with wherever they are and I am here to provide a safe space to share, to do exploration, and guided self-examination. You may have been thinking about making changes and are here to take one step closer to that. You want to feel better when you get up everyday and don't have an idea how to get there. I am here to help you find your direction.
(310) 361-6514 View (310) 361-6514
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Dr. Carol Francis & Associates
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, CHT, MFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
Stressed, unhappy, unfocused, unmotivated? A distant, angry relationship that was loving, romantic, or safe? Wish to improve your ability to focus, relax, not worry? Considering changes in your career, relationship? Confused by your marriage, by being new parents or by your child or teenager? Want to stop smoking with hypnosis? Wish you could like yourself, feel attractive, smart, energetic & successful? Feel stuck, blocked, uncertain, discouraged? Afraid of public speaking or socializing at work? Suffer awful abuse? Have you and your partner been fighting? Need to learn to solve problems in your team?
Stressed, unhappy, unfocused, unmotivated? A distant, angry relationship that was loving, romantic, or safe? Wish to improve your ability to focus, relax, not worry? Considering changes in your career, relationship? Confused by your marriage, by being new parents or by your child or teenager? Want to stop smoking with hypnosis? Wish you could like yourself, feel attractive, smart, energetic & successful? Feel stuck, blocked, uncertain, discouraged? Afraid of public speaking or socializing at work? Suffer awful abuse? Have you and your partner been fighting? Need to learn to solve problems in your team?
(310) 620-1719 View (310) 620-1719
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Yudid Osuna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Hi, I am Yudid Osuna, female, Spanish-speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I would like to help and guide you through your healing process. I am a firm believer that helping others elevates me to become a better version of myself. My focus of practice is working with adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, and grief/loss.
Hi, I am Yudid Osuna, female, Spanish-speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I would like to help and guide you through your healing process. I am a firm believer that helping others elevates me to become a better version of myself. My focus of practice is working with adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, and grief/loss.
(424) 610-8288 View (424) 610-8288
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Valeria Krocak
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Do you experience anxiety, trouble sleeping, or have difficulty trusting that things will work out? Do you tend to distract yourself with food, exercise, work, alcohol, or other people? Do you struggle with being alone with your thoughts and feelings, have difficulty setting boundaries, and find yourself in co-dependent or toxic relationships? Or perhaps you keep people at an arm’s length, put on a mask and come across as happy and having it all together to others because you’re terrified of being vulnerable? If this sounds like you, we would love to have the opportunity to work with you to change these self-destructive patterns.
Do you experience anxiety, trouble sleeping, or have difficulty trusting that things will work out? Do you tend to distract yourself with food, exercise, work, alcohol, or other people? Do you struggle with being alone with your thoughts and feelings, have difficulty setting boundaries, and find yourself in co-dependent or toxic relationships? Or perhaps you keep people at an arm’s length, put on a mask and come across as happy and having it all together to others because you’re terrified of being vulnerable? If this sounds like you, we would love to have the opportunity to work with you to change these self-destructive patterns.
(424) 339-2387 View (424) 339-2387
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Hillside Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90503
Have you ever felt overwhelmed and just don't know what else to do? In therapy, I provide an environment in which you can feel safe and encouraged when working through relationship issues or to make changes when life has become too stressful. I will work with you to help bring back hope, peace, and balance into your life. Change may not be easy but it is possible. I speak Spanish fluently and have worked with individuals, couples and families for years honoring their journey, culture, and uniqueness.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed and just don't know what else to do? In therapy, I provide an environment in which you can feel safe and encouraged when working through relationship issues or to make changes when life has become too stressful. I will work with you to help bring back hope, peace, and balance into your life. Change may not be easy but it is possible. I speak Spanish fluently and have worked with individuals, couples and families for years honoring their journey, culture, and uniqueness.
(310) 907-8398 View (310) 907-8398
Nikki Duesterberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Anxious? Irritable? Overwhelmed? Confused? Are you the victim of a violent crime? Are you involved in a Domestic Violence case or a DCFS court case, needing therapy or classes (Domestic Violence, Parenting, Anger Management, Sexual Abuse Awareness) ... or both? Let me take the pressure off you and guide you to a saner, more peaceful and ordered life, get your kids back, and steer you in the direction of a happier, more fulfilling home life.
Anxious? Irritable? Overwhelmed? Confused? Are you the victim of a violent crime? Are you involved in a Domestic Violence case or a DCFS court case, needing therapy or classes (Domestic Violence, Parenting, Anger Management, Sexual Abuse Awareness) ... or both? Let me take the pressure off you and guide you to a saner, more peaceful and ordered life, get your kids back, and steer you in the direction of a happier, more fulfilling home life.
(949) 793-9293 View (949) 793-9293
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Nicole Logan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
I utilize a client centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
I utilize a client centered approach in working with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, and life transitions. In a safe, supportive, and non judgemental space we can explore the negative patterns in your life, work through any barriers, and move towards healing, growth, and change.
(310) 362-5485 View (310) 362-5485
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Hong Jeong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
We all go through emotional storms where we feel emotionally and physically stuck; we worry too much and lose control of ourselves. Do you find yourself thrown off balance by your childhood trauma? Childhood traumatic experiences such as abandonment, abuse, and neglect lead to social anxiety. My approach is solution-focused and tailored to your needs and goals. I am committed to providing a profound sense of safety and offering compassionate and actionable guidance to all my clients.
We all go through emotional storms where we feel emotionally and physically stuck; we worry too much and lose control of ourselves. Do you find yourself thrown off balance by your childhood trauma? Childhood traumatic experiences such as abandonment, abuse, and neglect lead to social anxiety. My approach is solution-focused and tailored to your needs and goals. I am committed to providing a profound sense of safety and offering compassionate and actionable guidance to all my clients.
(424) 339-2653 View (424) 339-2653
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Kristen Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
I am a Psychoanalyst and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been in practice for over 30 years, treating children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I provide a skilled, empathic, supportive, and yet challenging therapeutic environment in which I will not only act as a guide to deeper insight, but help to navigate the change that is necessary to help you reach your potential as well.
I am a Psychoanalyst and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been in practice for over 30 years, treating children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I provide a skilled, empathic, supportive, and yet challenging therapeutic environment in which I will not only act as a guide to deeper insight, but help to navigate the change that is necessary to help you reach your potential as well.
(310) 740-9761 View (310) 740-9761
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Audrey Hu
Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
We all feel lost from time to time, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been through my own therapy as a young adult when I was stuck in a bout of anxiety and panic attacks due to childhood trauma. Throughout my years of working with traumatized individuals, I learned first-hand about how childhood trauma can have a strong impact on adulthood. I can help you address unresolved trauma, in order for you to find passion, connection, and purpose in your life.
We all feel lost from time to time, but there’s always light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been through my own therapy as a young adult when I was stuck in a bout of anxiety and panic attacks due to childhood trauma. Throughout my years of working with traumatized individuals, I learned first-hand about how childhood trauma can have a strong impact on adulthood. I can help you address unresolved trauma, in order for you to find passion, connection, and purpose in your life.
(310) 861-3599 View (310) 861-3599
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Amy L. Huang Emdr And Brainspotting Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90501
I have an affinity for working with people who have suffered from childhood abuse. Many people who have experienced childhood abuse suffer from low-self esteem, depression, and anxiety. These conditions cause people to have difficulties connecting with others, maintaining a steady job or to have healthy families. Such individuals may experience workplace bullying or may feel chronically lonely. Other clientele that I enjoy working with have insecure attachment styles, are going through IVF or living in solitude not by choice.
I have an affinity for working with people who have suffered from childhood abuse. Many people who have experienced childhood abuse suffer from low-self esteem, depression, and anxiety. These conditions cause people to have difficulties connecting with others, maintaining a steady job or to have healthy families. Such individuals may experience workplace bullying or may feel chronically lonely. Other clientele that I enjoy working with have insecure attachment styles, are going through IVF or living in solitude not by choice.
(909) 736-3296 View (909) 736-3296
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Jenny Moon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90503  (Online Only)
Imagine the freedom of living without constant worry and anxiety. As an Asian American therapist, I offer culturally responsive care addressing intergenerational trauma, stress and depression. Together we'll work towards unlocking your unmet needs, discover purpose and restore balance back into your life. Do you find yourself lost in responsibilities for others; whether its your partner, work, family, church or even your child? This can lead to a loss of self and identity, overwhelm, low self-esteem, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. Hardship and pain can often feel lonely, but you don't have to face these challenges alone.
Imagine the freedom of living without constant worry and anxiety. As an Asian American therapist, I offer culturally responsive care addressing intergenerational trauma, stress and depression. Together we'll work towards unlocking your unmet needs, discover purpose and restore balance back into your life. Do you find yourself lost in responsibilities for others; whether its your partner, work, family, church or even your child? This can lead to a loss of self and identity, overwhelm, low self-esteem, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. Hardship and pain can often feel lonely, but you don't have to face these challenges alone.
(424) 340-0735 View (424) 340-0735
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Jamie Kidd
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrance, CA 90505
I am eager to support you with the hardships that life presents. Whether that's anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, communication issues, or struggles with self-love, amongst many other concerns, I believe that everyone deserves to heal; to know and emulate their best selves. Through brief or prolonged therapeutic relationships, it is my goal to help one process difficulties, understand thoughts and behaviors, and to reconstruct one's mindset or behaviors to better suit a beneficial and positive life.
I am eager to support you with the hardships that life presents. Whether that's anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, communication issues, or struggles with self-love, amongst many other concerns, I believe that everyone deserves to heal; to know and emulate their best selves. Through brief or prolonged therapeutic relationships, it is my goal to help one process difficulties, understand thoughts and behaviors, and to reconstruct one's mindset or behaviors to better suit a beneficial and positive life.
(424) 677-0678 View (424) 677-0678
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Donna Savage
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSE, MBA, MS
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
I have extensive experience in helping clients overcome all forms of anxiety, including panic, obsessive-compulsive disorders, past trauma and abuse, and the depression that can often result. I am also passionate about working with individuals and couples to help resolve relational challenges and navigate issues related to life and career transitions. Additional areas of specialization include infidelity, grief/loss, chronic illness, and spiritual concerns. I offer an accepting environment in which you can feel known, understood, and honored for the unique person you were created to be individually and in relationship with others.
I have extensive experience in helping clients overcome all forms of anxiety, including panic, obsessive-compulsive disorders, past trauma and abuse, and the depression that can often result. I am also passionate about working with individuals and couples to help resolve relational challenges and navigate issues related to life and career transitions. Additional areas of specialization include infidelity, grief/loss, chronic illness, and spiritual concerns. I offer an accepting environment in which you can feel known, understood, and honored for the unique person you were created to be individually and in relationship with others.
(424) 260-8847 View (424) 260-8847
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Dianne Kline, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Have you experienced a traumatic event in your life and having recurring nightmares, flashbacks and panic attacks? Feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and unable to cope with life's challenges? Have you experienced domestic violence in your home and feel alone and hopeless? Has your self-esteem and self-worth been affected by negative and self-defeating patterns and you're feeling frustrated? I provide a safe and trusting environment for adults and couples who need a competent and compassionate therapist that can help you improve the quality of your life.
Have you experienced a traumatic event in your life and having recurring nightmares, flashbacks and panic attacks? Feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and unable to cope with life's challenges? Have you experienced domestic violence in your home and feel alone and hopeless? Has your self-esteem and self-worth been affected by negative and self-defeating patterns and you're feeling frustrated? I provide a safe and trusting environment for adults and couples who need a competent and compassionate therapist that can help you improve the quality of your life.
(424) 355-9026 View (424) 355-9026

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Torrance, CA

600+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Torrance, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Cigna and Evernorth
63% Aetna
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Torrance, CA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Torrance?

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.