Therapists in Tulare County, CA

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Beverly J Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Visalia, CA 93277
LGBT issues, co-parenting, marital therapy, anxiety disorders, women's issues and Victims of Crime (VOC). Have expertise in working with persons with depression or anxiety related to a medical condition; also work with persons with developmental delays. Target population - couples, families, adolescents, children elementary school land older; women and men in transition. Also expertise in working with military families, PTSD, and transition issues. Hold Master's Degrees in Counseling and Masters in Medical Rehabilitation. Experience with families impacted by substance abuse, domestic violence and divorce. Competent in reunification therapy with divorced families
LGBT issues, co-parenting, marital therapy, anxiety disorders, women's issues and Victims of Crime (VOC). Have expertise in working with persons with depression or anxiety related to a medical condition; also work with persons with developmental delays. Target population - couples, families, adolescents, children elementary school land older; women and men in transition. Also expertise in working with military families, PTSD, and transition issues. Hold Master's Degrees in Counseling and Masters in Medical Rehabilitation. Experience with families impacted by substance abuse, domestic violence and divorce. Competent in reunification therapy with divorced families
(559) 827-4572 View (559) 827-4572
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The Lotus Healing Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Three Rivers, CA 93271  (Online Only)
I'm an LCSW with extensive experience in treating OCD and Anxiety Disorders as well as well as Depression. I believe in meeting a client where they are at and partnering with them to meet their goals. I believe that it is not just my job to "treat the symptoms" but to help you find lasting change and give you the skills to continue to grow and maintain that change long after our time together. I've worked in some form of human services since 2000. I started as a Social Worker in the community working with foster and probation youth and progressed to private foster care.
I'm an LCSW with extensive experience in treating OCD and Anxiety Disorders as well as well as Depression. I believe in meeting a client where they are at and partnering with them to meet their goals. I believe that it is not just my job to "treat the symptoms" but to help you find lasting change and give you the skills to continue to grow and maintain that change long after our time together. I've worked in some form of human services since 2000. I started as a Social Worker in the community working with foster and probation youth and progressed to private foster care.
(559) 234-0513 View (559) 234-0513
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Nicole Sheree Gonzalez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tulare, CA 93274  (Online Only)
I have experience with trauma, depression, anxiety, and behavior modification; I work with parents struggling with parenting children of all ages. I have experience in working with outside agencies such as CWS, Probation, Foster care, Educational realm/schools and family therapy agencies that allow me to understand diverse dynamics in where my client is coming from and how to get them where they need to be.
I have experience with trauma, depression, anxiety, and behavior modification; I work with parents struggling with parenting children of all ages. I have experience in working with outside agencies such as CWS, Probation, Foster care, Educational realm/schools and family therapy agencies that allow me to understand diverse dynamics in where my client is coming from and how to get them where they need to be.
(559) 245-6149 View (559) 245-6149
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Jessica Diane Cervantes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Porterville, CA 93257
Hi, My name is Jessica Cervantes, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My goal as a therapist is to build rapport to help guide and support my clients. Build a strong therapeutic relationship is key to a successful therapeutic treatment. I will work with you to help you get to where you want to be. I bring a safe and supportive non-judgmental approach when meeting with my clients.
Hi, My name is Jessica Cervantes, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My goal as a therapist is to build rapport to help guide and support my clients. Build a strong therapeutic relationship is key to a successful therapeutic treatment. I will work with you to help you get to where you want to be. I bring a safe and supportive non-judgmental approach when meeting with my clients.
(559) 354-4384 View (559) 354-4384
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Claudia Duarte-Chairez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Visalia, CA 93292
I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been working in social services for over 10 years. I received both my Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in Social Work and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2018. I have experience working with individuals who have dealt with abuse and/or neglect, as well as those experiencing anxiety, self-esteem issues, and relationship stressors. I value the relationship between client and therapist and believe this is one of the most important aspects of the therapeutic process.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been working in social services for over 10 years. I received both my Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in Social Work and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2018. I have experience working with individuals who have dealt with abuse and/or neglect, as well as those experiencing anxiety, self-esteem issues, and relationship stressors. I value the relationship between client and therapist and believe this is one of the most important aspects of the therapeutic process.
(559) 354-3980 View (559) 354-3980
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Brian Stagg
Licensed Educational Psychologist, EdS, LEP, BCBA
Verified Verified
Visalia, CA 93277
Not accepting new clients
I strive to help you and your child achieve academic success by bringing over 15 years of experience as a school psychologist. Whether your child is struggling with reading, language development, math or writing. I provide dyslexia diagnosis and treatment. I can help you identify the areas where your child needs plan and establish a plan for your child to succeed. Does your child struggle with social skills, inattention, ADHD, defiance or aggression? Together we will establish a plan to help you understand your child's behavior and increase success. I offer a variety of services including assessment, consultation, and counseling.
I strive to help you and your child achieve academic success by bringing over 15 years of experience as a school psychologist. Whether your child is struggling with reading, language development, math or writing. I provide dyslexia diagnosis and treatment. I can help you identify the areas where your child needs plan and establish a plan for your child to succeed. Does your child struggle with social skills, inattention, ADHD, defiance or aggression? Together we will establish a plan to help you understand your child's behavior and increase success. I offer a variety of services including assessment, consultation, and counseling.
(559) 785-0430 View (559) 785-0430
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Amy Tackett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Visalia, CA 93277  (Online Only)
I'm committed to helping you reach your mental health goals in harmony with your physical and spiritual life goals. I provide professional therapeutic mental health services, support, and referrals in order to support you in increasing the quality of your life, step by step. I also believe the process of therapy doesn't have to be a mystery; I work to ensure the process is clear and you are comfortable with the treatment plan. Change is possible, I've seen it over and over. People are capable of being exactly who they are purposed to be.
I'm committed to helping you reach your mental health goals in harmony with your physical and spiritual life goals. I provide professional therapeutic mental health services, support, and referrals in order to support you in increasing the quality of your life, step by step. I also believe the process of therapy doesn't have to be a mystery; I work to ensure the process is clear and you are comfortable with the treatment plan. Change is possible, I've seen it over and over. People are capable of being exactly who they are purposed to be.
(559) 317-6280 View (559) 317-6280
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Imelda Alvarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tulare, CA 93274
Hello, my name is Imelda Alvarez. I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), based in Riverside CA and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families and specialize in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, using Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing among others. I have found that my style and approach is a good fit for women, couples and young adults who may be dealing with the challenges of life transitions and social pressures. This often takes the form of anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma.
Hello, my name is Imelda Alvarez. I am a licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), based in Riverside CA and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families and specialize in depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, using Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing among others. I have found that my style and approach is a good fit for women, couples and young adults who may be dealing with the challenges of life transitions and social pressures. This often takes the form of anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma.
(559) 377-7414 View (559) 377-7414
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Kelly Ordonez
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Tulare, CA 93274
My name is Kelly Ordonez and I've been a licensed Clinical Psychologist for over 13 years. Whether you are new to participating in therapy or have had therapy off and on over the years, I will meet you where you are at. I like to empower people to use the tools they have and add some new ones into the rotation to support them in their mental health journey. I tend to work with clients of a variety of ages and life milestones. From college students, to newly adulting, from first time mothers trying to figure out their new identity to almost empty nesters trying to redefine their identity, I enjoy working with them all.
My name is Kelly Ordonez and I've been a licensed Clinical Psychologist for over 13 years. Whether you are new to participating in therapy or have had therapy off and on over the years, I will meet you where you are at. I like to empower people to use the tools they have and add some new ones into the rotation to support them in their mental health journey. I tend to work with clients of a variety of ages and life milestones. From college students, to newly adulting, from first time mothers trying to figure out their new identity to almost empty nesters trying to redefine their identity, I enjoy working with them all.
(559) 245-6336 View (559) 245-6336
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Kathryn Calcaterra
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Tulare, CA 93274
My professional voyage has traversed healthcare, the realm of workers' compensation, and the corridors of education, all of which have endowed me with a rich tapestry of skills. I’m Kathryn Calcaterra, PhD, a clinical psychologist specializing in the art of healing. I focus on patients who grapple with the weight of chronic pain, dance with the shadows of anxiety and depression, and bear the scars of trauma. I typically treat adults and elders (65+), often who have a physical injury followed by an emotional sequela of chronic pain. I also treat patients struggling with anxiety and depression.
My professional voyage has traversed healthcare, the realm of workers' compensation, and the corridors of education, all of which have endowed me with a rich tapestry of skills. I’m Kathryn Calcaterra, PhD, a clinical psychologist specializing in the art of healing. I focus on patients who grapple with the weight of chronic pain, dance with the shadows of anxiety and depression, and bear the scars of trauma. I typically treat adults and elders (65+), often who have a physical injury followed by an emotional sequela of chronic pain. I also treat patients struggling with anxiety and depression.
(559) 719-6646 View (559) 719-6646
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Marian Marioni
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Visalia, CA 93277
I am Marian Marioni, a Licensed Psychologist, who is passionate about getting to know each client, understanding their unique strengths and resources, and helping them navigate through current challenges to achieve the desired change, healing, and growth. My approach is client-centered and strength-based. I will meet you with curiosity, compassion, and open-mindedness. I believe in a collaborative approach focused on identifying priorities for desired change and areas for growth and healing.
I am Marian Marioni, a Licensed Psychologist, who is passionate about getting to know each client, understanding their unique strengths and resources, and helping them navigate through current challenges to achieve the desired change, healing, and growth. My approach is client-centered and strength-based. I will meet you with curiosity, compassion, and open-mindedness. I believe in a collaborative approach focused on identifying priorities for desired change and areas for growth and healing.
(559) 206-3066 View (559) 206-3066
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Cecelia Gillespie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Porterville, CA 93257
Hello, my name is Cecelia Pooley Gillespie, LCSW, SEP. I work with all ages, with a recent focus on youth and families, including those in rural and Indigenous communities.. I can help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress, parenting, life transitions, and more. My therapeutic approach is strengths based and solution focused. While I find the cognitive and behavioral lens of CBT, DBT and Narrative Therapy to be valuable, I believe it can be important at times to also incorporate Experiential Therapy, such as creativity, movement, and expression, as well as Somatic work for exploring the mind-body connection.
Hello, my name is Cecelia Pooley Gillespie, LCSW, SEP. I work with all ages, with a recent focus on youth and families, including those in rural and Indigenous communities.. I can help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress, parenting, life transitions, and more. My therapeutic approach is strengths based and solution focused. While I find the cognitive and behavioral lens of CBT, DBT and Narrative Therapy to be valuable, I believe it can be important at times to also incorporate Experiential Therapy, such as creativity, movement, and expression, as well as Somatic work for exploring the mind-body connection.
(559) 380-4114 View (559) 380-4114
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Richard L Wendt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Visalia, CA 93277
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and earned a Masters of Arts in Marriage, Family, Child Counseling and a Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in New Testament Theology from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. My Masters work in traumatic stress has led me to specialize in Trauma and PTSD in both adults and children as well as post graduate study in neurophysiology.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and earned a Masters of Arts in Marriage, Family, Child Counseling and a Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in New Testament Theology from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. My Masters work in traumatic stress has led me to specialize in Trauma and PTSD in both adults and children as well as post graduate study in neurophysiology.
(559) 608-4764 View (559) 608-4764
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Michelle M Ho
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Porterville, CA 93257
Michelle Ho, LMFT. my focus is on couples, individuals, and family relationships. I'm able to work with a variety of population including adults and children. I will meet the clients wherever they are at. I do not have a specific approach. I'm very open and transparent. I allowed all sessions in a safe environment. I love working with people. My purpose in life is to make a difference in the world.
Michelle Ho, LMFT. my focus is on couples, individuals, and family relationships. I'm able to work with a variety of population including adults and children. I will meet the clients wherever they are at. I do not have a specific approach. I'm very open and transparent. I allowed all sessions in a safe environment. I love working with people. My purpose in life is to make a difference in the world.
(559) 527-0330 View (559) 527-0330
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Juan Jose Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Visalia, CA 93291
Hello, I am Juan J. Sanchez, a dedicated and compassionate trauma therapist here to guide you on your path to mental well-being, health, and recovery. With over seven years of experience and a deep understanding of trauma's impact, I offer a safe, comfortable, and supportive space for you to explore your past, process your emotions, and regain control over your life. Together, we will work towards healing and growth. You do not have to face this alone. Let's embark on this journey together.
Hello, I am Juan J. Sanchez, a dedicated and compassionate trauma therapist here to guide you on your path to mental well-being, health, and recovery. With over seven years of experience and a deep understanding of trauma's impact, I offer a safe, comfortable, and supportive space for you to explore your past, process your emotions, and regain control over your life. Together, we will work towards healing and growth. You do not have to face this alone. Let's embark on this journey together.
(559) 464-6032 View (559) 464-6032
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Erika Cuevas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Porterville, CA 93257
My name is Erika Cuevas, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based out of Los Angeles, California, and I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, teens, and children. I specialize in family issues, parent-child relationships, and anxiety, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. As a daughter of immigrants, I am very familiar with life’s obstacles and challenges. I understand the social and emotional barriers one must face in an ever-changing world. As a bilingual woman of color, I am experienced in how to navigate the world through life’s personal experiences.
My name is Erika Cuevas, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based out of Los Angeles, California, and I work with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults, teens, and children. I specialize in family issues, parent-child relationships, and anxiety, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. As a daughter of immigrants, I am very familiar with life’s obstacles and challenges. I understand the social and emotional barriers one must face in an ever-changing world. As a bilingual woman of color, I am experienced in how to navigate the world through life’s personal experiences.
(559) 242-1719 View (559) 242-1719
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Kimberly Nicolson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tulare, CA 93274
My name is Kim Nicolson, and I am a licensed clinical social worker and a doctor of social work. I specialize in working with adolescent youth, but I am experienced in working with people of all ages. I am educated in several evidence-based approaches, but my most important goal is to learn how each client experiences the world and how to relieve distress and optimize joy.
My name is Kim Nicolson, and I am a licensed clinical social worker and a doctor of social work. I specialize in working with adolescent youth, but I am experienced in working with people of all ages. I am educated in several evidence-based approaches, but my most important goal is to learn how each client experiences the world and how to relieve distress and optimize joy.
(559) 529-9180 View (559) 529-9180
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Ida Y Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Visalia, CA 93291
Life can become very challenging, and oftentimes, without a moment’s notice... things change! We experience a lot of emotions, fears, and questions that come up inside of us. We feel all alone and too embarrassed to talk to anyone about it. It’s Okay...You’re NOT Alone. We all experience hard times. We all need someone we can trust and to talk to. I provide a holistic approach focusing on mind, body, and soul to bring mental health and wellness. I offer an atmosphere of safety and freedom to express yourself without fear of judgement. Pick up the phone and call me today for a FREE 15-minute consultation.
Life can become very challenging, and oftentimes, without a moment’s notice... things change! We experience a lot of emotions, fears, and questions that come up inside of us. We feel all alone and too embarrassed to talk to anyone about it. It’s Okay...You’re NOT Alone. We all experience hard times. We all need someone we can trust and to talk to. I provide a holistic approach focusing on mind, body, and soul to bring mental health and wellness. I offer an atmosphere of safety and freedom to express yourself without fear of judgement. Pick up the phone and call me today for a FREE 15-minute consultation.
(559) 315-4260 View (559) 315-4260
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Donald Kirk Weintz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
Visalia, CA 93291
Waitlist for new clients
My work with clients for over 29 years has allowed me to be part of a special journey with each person, couple, and family. My experience in serving as a psychotherapist, with multiple ages, socioeconomic, and culturally diverse clients has allowed me to learn how clients have needs and life goals, which are part of their life journey. I work with clients to identify who is writing their story in positive and adverse ways, which causes them to be 'stuck', wounded, or lost. During the therapy process, we explore skills and/or deep healing to assist them in moving toward healthier experiences, relationships, and living with purpose.
My work with clients for over 29 years has allowed me to be part of a special journey with each person, couple, and family. My experience in serving as a psychotherapist, with multiple ages, socioeconomic, and culturally diverse clients has allowed me to learn how clients have needs and life goals, which are part of their life journey. I work with clients to identify who is writing their story in positive and adverse ways, which causes them to be 'stuck', wounded, or lost. During the therapy process, we explore skills and/or deep healing to assist them in moving toward healthier experiences, relationships, and living with purpose.
(559) 205-9087 View (559) 205-9087
A Solution Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Visalia, CA 93277
A Solution Inc is a 501c3 non-profit organization geared towards helping those who struggle with substance abuse and mental health issues. Striving to meet the needs of the community, we are always looking for more ways to reach those who are in need.
A Solution Inc is a 501c3 non-profit organization geared towards helping those who struggle with substance abuse and mental health issues. Striving to meet the needs of the community, we are always looking for more ways to reach those who are in need.
(559) 657-6585 View (559) 657-6585

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Number of Therapists in Tulare County, CA

300+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Tulare County, CA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Coping Skills
70% Self Esteem
66% Relationship Issues
65% Stress
62% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Tulare County, CA see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Tulare County?

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.