Therapists in Wheatland, CA

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Cory L O'Neal
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, PSSC, MA, AMFT, #10345
Verified Verified
Wheatland, CA 95692
I always enjoy the uniqueness, diversity and complexities of people I’ve met throughout my life. Whether it be military families living with constant moves and deployments, students and their parents dealing with growing pains and battles for independence, couples struggling with their identities as individuals and as a couple; it often all boils down to communications, safe and healthy boundaries, personal empowerment and esteem. My work with you begins with identifying your strengths and goals, your dreams and desires and how to get the life you want and deserve.
I always enjoy the uniqueness, diversity and complexities of people I’ve met throughout my life. Whether it be military families living with constant moves and deployments, students and their parents dealing with growing pains and battles for independence, couples struggling with their identities as individuals and as a couple; it often all boils down to communications, safe and healthy boundaries, personal empowerment and esteem. My work with you begins with identifying your strengths and goals, your dreams and desires and how to get the life you want and deserve.
(916) 579-6130 View (916) 579-6130
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Hillary Harper
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wheatland, CA 95692  (Online Only)
Each person generates their own understanding of life. My goal is to help each individual create their own meaning of life and gain a better understanding of the challenges that they may face. From a small child to a grown adult, there is the capacity for change within each one of us. Regardless of age, I look at each client as an individual and treat each person for who they are and the struggles that they may be facing. I offer a supportive, healing environment that is catered around each person's needs.
Each person generates their own understanding of life. My goal is to help each individual create their own meaning of life and gain a better understanding of the challenges that they may face. From a small child to a grown adult, there is the capacity for change within each one of us. Regardless of age, I look at each client as an individual and treat each person for who they are and the struggles that they may be facing. I offer a supportive, healing environment that is catered around each person's needs.
(925) 905-8077 View (925) 905-8077
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Morgan Michelle Smith
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
Wheatland, CA 95692  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Currently NOT accepting new clients. I am a 2nd year Associate Clinical Social Worker committed to supporting individuals on their journey to mental health healing and transformation. I strongly believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping my clients reach their goals. Therefore, my hope is to create a space that is nurturing to my clients and their unique healing process.
Currently NOT accepting new clients. I am a 2nd year Associate Clinical Social Worker committed to supporting individuals on their journey to mental health healing and transformation. I strongly believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping my clients reach their goals. Therefore, my hope is to create a space that is nurturing to my clients and their unique healing process.
(916) 623-7718 View (916) 623-7718
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Reshmi Hundal
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wheatland, CA 95692
Hello and Welcome! We live in a time of very high pressures and demands and finding the right balance can be extremely challenging at times. We lose balance because we fail to tap into our innate capacities and strengths as we move through life at the speed of light trying to juggle everything while not fully embracing or experiencing any given moment. Therapy is one modality in which you have an opportunity to sit down with an objective other to fully explore how the way you are relating to your environment or situation in life can make all the difference.
Hello and Welcome! We live in a time of very high pressures and demands and finding the right balance can be extremely challenging at times. We lose balance because we fail to tap into our innate capacities and strengths as we move through life at the speed of light trying to juggle everything while not fully embracing or experiencing any given moment. Therapy is one modality in which you have an opportunity to sit down with an objective other to fully explore how the way you are relating to your environment or situation in life can make all the difference.
(916) 668-6405 View (916) 668-6405

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Patricia Gomez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marysville, CA 95901
Hi, my name is Patricia Gomez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California and have been practicing in the field of mental health since 2001. I understand that therapy is about you and what you need, so I often refer to clients as the driver and myself as the passenger, sitting alongside my clients through their own personal journey! My role is to facilitate discussion and prompt new ways of thinking in order to inspire fresh perspectives.
Hi, my name is Patricia Gomez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California and have been practicing in the field of mental health since 2001. I understand that therapy is about you and what you need, so I often refer to clients as the driver and myself as the passenger, sitting alongside my clients through their own personal journey! My role is to facilitate discussion and prompt new ways of thinking in order to inspire fresh perspectives.
(661) 449-9207 View (661) 449-9207
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Katy Levesque
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marysville, CA 95901
I’m Katy Levesque, a compassionate and dedicated marriage and family therapist practicing in California. I draw from various treatment models and tailor my approach to each individual's needs. I understand that therapy is a collaborative journey, and that individuals and families have both unhelpful patterns and strengths. I treat individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, adjustment to transitions, and relationship problems. I have worked with adults, seniors, and teenagers and adults who have experienced trauma.
I’m Katy Levesque, a compassionate and dedicated marriage and family therapist practicing in California. I draw from various treatment models and tailor my approach to each individual's needs. I understand that therapy is a collaborative journey, and that individuals and families have both unhelpful patterns and strengths. I treat individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, adjustment to transitions, and relationship problems. I have worked with adults, seniors, and teenagers and adults who have experienced trauma.
(951) 262-8828 View (951) 262-8828
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Elyse Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marysville, CA 95901
I love to serve others that want to maximize their potential, live their purpose with fearlessness and confidence that they found they have inside of them. I would be honored to help you explore your human experience and improve your relationships into meaningful and abundant experiences. I like to utilize humor so that we can explore the joys in life through all the shadow work that is going to be explored and figure out what fits you best in expressing yourself authentically.
I love to serve others that want to maximize their potential, live their purpose with fearlessness and confidence that they found they have inside of them. I would be honored to help you explore your human experience and improve your relationships into meaningful and abundant experiences. I like to utilize humor so that we can explore the joys in life through all the shadow work that is going to be explored and figure out what fits you best in expressing yourself authentically.
(530) 456-4789 View (530) 456-4789
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Deborah Tarrson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marysville, CA 95901
Hi there, I'm Deborah Tarrson, LMFT. I have experience working with adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues, and am comfortable working with all of these conditions. I have worked with elementary school students ages 5 through 11 years old in a school setting. I very much enjoy working with children. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Person-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Somatic interventions, and Mindfulness. I am familiar with Trauma-informed therapy interventions.
Hi there, I'm Deborah Tarrson, LMFT. I have experience working with adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues, and am comfortable working with all of these conditions. I have worked with elementary school students ages 5 through 11 years old in a school setting. I very much enjoy working with children. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Person-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Somatic interventions, and Mindfulness. I am familiar with Trauma-informed therapy interventions.
(619) 374-8863 View (619) 374-8863
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Dr. Lisa Metcalf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Marysville, CA 95901
My reputation in the community supports fast and lasting results with children and adults. With over 35 years of experience, including doctoral and master's degrees in psychology, and clinical social work, I help people redefine their lives in individual, marital, and family settings. My therapeutic approach is compassionate and professional using a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, and solution-focused work. I conduct child custody evaluations (3111/730). I offer academic and behavioral testing and attend IEP/504/SST meetings. I contract for psychological testing and evaluation.
My reputation in the community supports fast and lasting results with children and adults. With over 35 years of experience, including doctoral and master's degrees in psychology, and clinical social work, I help people redefine their lives in individual, marital, and family settings. My therapeutic approach is compassionate and professional using a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, and solution-focused work. I conduct child custody evaluations (3111/730). I offer academic and behavioral testing and attend IEP/504/SST meetings. I contract for psychological testing and evaluation.
(530) 419-4713 View (530) 419-4713
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Olivia Peterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marysville, CA 95901  (Online Only)
Therapist providing telehealth services to individuals, teens and young adults. Life can feel overwhelming at times and sometimes we need a little help. Whether due to a lack of meaning in your life, feeling like you are not enough, or struggling with anxiety, depression, or difficult memories from the past, therapy can help. Therapy is a process in which we connect to our deeper selves to create meaningful changes that will work to move you toward wholeness and connection. I am here to join you on that journey as we work together to bring more understanding, peace, meaning, and function to your life and relationships.
Therapist providing telehealth services to individuals, teens and young adults. Life can feel overwhelming at times and sometimes we need a little help. Whether due to a lack of meaning in your life, feeling like you are not enough, or struggling with anxiety, depression, or difficult memories from the past, therapy can help. Therapy is a process in which we connect to our deeper selves to create meaningful changes that will work to move you toward wholeness and connection. I am here to join you on that journey as we work together to bring more understanding, peace, meaning, and function to your life and relationships.
(530) 456-2821 View (530) 456-2821
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Diavonti Escasena
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Marysville, CA 95901
I work with clients who need support in making positive, lasting changes. Making change is simple, but not easy. I've helped many individuals over the years reach personal goals such as: healing trauma, rebuilding after loss, learning coping skills to manage anxiety, maintaining sobriety, setting boundaries in relationships, identifying & communicating feelings, & developing self-compassion. In our sessions, you can expect me to be relational; clients have described me as warm & easy to open up to. I'm passionate about helping people as they transition through & process difficult experiences.
I work with clients who need support in making positive, lasting changes. Making change is simple, but not easy. I've helped many individuals over the years reach personal goals such as: healing trauma, rebuilding after loss, learning coping skills to manage anxiety, maintaining sobriety, setting boundaries in relationships, identifying & communicating feelings, & developing self-compassion. In our sessions, you can expect me to be relational; clients have described me as warm & easy to open up to. I'm passionate about helping people as they transition through & process difficult experiences.
(530) 684-1843 View (530) 684-1843
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Robin Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marysville, CA 95901
Hello, my name is Robin Hunter, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with a focus on individuals, couples, and families. I have many years of experience both in Private Practice and as a Clinical Supervisor in Outpatient County Mental Health Clinics in Southern California. I prefer working on short-term issues that I can assist you in resolving and provide you with resources so you can identify future issues as they arise and resolve them before they become problematic.
Hello, my name is Robin Hunter, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with a focus on individuals, couples, and families. I have many years of experience both in Private Practice and as a Clinical Supervisor in Outpatient County Mental Health Clinics in Southern California. I prefer working on short-term issues that I can assist you in resolving and provide you with resources so you can identify future issues as they arise and resolve them before they become problematic.
(669) 322-8330 View (669) 322-8330
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Amber Flowers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marysville, CA 95901
Hello, my name is Amber Flowers I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT 144645). I trained in a crisis shelter and primarily focused on family conflict, relationships, stress management, mindfulness, and self-esteem. I primarily use CBT and client-centered therapy, and also use solution-focused techniques during therapy with my clients. Most of my experience has been working with families in crisis. I am very familiar with working with clients who are experiencing life-stage stress, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, parenting stress, and burnout.
Hello, my name is Amber Flowers I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT 144645). I trained in a crisis shelter and primarily focused on family conflict, relationships, stress management, mindfulness, and self-esteem. I primarily use CBT and client-centered therapy, and also use solution-focused techniques during therapy with my clients. Most of my experience has been working with families in crisis. I am very familiar with working with clients who are experiencing life-stage stress, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, parenting stress, and burnout.
(949) 528-8590 View (949) 528-8590
Photo of Veronica Fry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wheatland, CA
Veronica Fry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Olivehurst, CA 95961
I have accompanied individuals in their journey of healing and finding new ways to manage life stressors for the past fourteen years. Life may have brought depression, anxiety, PTSD, Grief, and Loss to your life, making you feel overwhelmed and stuck. I provide a respectful, empathic, and caring service to my clients. I am an LGBTQ+ ally and provide supportive therapy to individuals going through the transitioning process.
I have accompanied individuals in their journey of healing and finding new ways to manage life stressors for the past fourteen years. Life may have brought depression, anxiety, PTSD, Grief, and Loss to your life, making you feel overwhelmed and stuck. I provide a respectful, empathic, and caring service to my clients. I am an LGBTQ+ ally and provide supportive therapy to individuals going through the transitioning process.
(916) 666-6577 View (916) 666-6577
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Sharon Nagra
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
Marysville, CA 95901
Hi! Thanks for making your way here! I’m Sharon and am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with an Emphasis in Medical Family Therapy. I am an empathic, warm, kind, and accepting therapist. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques and offer you tools that you can implement into your daily life. I want to work collaboratively with you to achieve your goals.
Hi! Thanks for making your way here! I’m Sharon and am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with an Emphasis in Medical Family Therapy. I am an empathic, warm, kind, and accepting therapist. I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques and offer you tools that you can implement into your daily life. I want to work collaboratively with you to achieve your goals.
(530) 298-0946 View (530) 298-0946
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Nancy Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marysville, CA 95901
My name is Nancy Lynch, and I am thrilled that you took the first step in healing and self-discovery. Whether you suffer from depression and anxiety or only need someone to talk to, finding the right therapist is not easy. Hopefully, you can find helpful information about me to decide if we are a good match. I am a licensed clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. My experience treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, and trauma-related symptoms is extensive. I have had the privilege of working with foster children and their families. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples to help to reach their therapeutic goals.
My name is Nancy Lynch, and I am thrilled that you took the first step in healing and self-discovery. Whether you suffer from depression and anxiety or only need someone to talk to, finding the right therapist is not easy. Hopefully, you can find helpful information about me to decide if we are a good match. I am a licensed clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. My experience treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, and trauma-related symptoms is extensive. I have had the privilege of working with foster children and their families. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples to help to reach their therapeutic goals.
(760) 377-9599 View (760) 377-9599
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Norma Luna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marysville, CA 95901
I'm Norma Luna, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I invite you to call and schedule an appointment. I offer a warm and safe space where you can fully express yourself. I take a person centered, compassionate and integrative approach to therapy, incorporating mind, body and spirit. Along with understanding how culture and societal issues influence an individual.
I'm Norma Luna, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I invite you to call and schedule an appointment. I offer a warm and safe space where you can fully express yourself. I take a person centered, compassionate and integrative approach to therapy, incorporating mind, body and spirit. Along with understanding how culture and societal issues influence an individual.
(628) 277-8598 View (628) 277-8598
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Ariana Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Marysville, CA 95901
Most days, you pretend that everything's ok: you stay busy & put a smile on to get through it. On other days, it’s harder to get through the overwhelming emotions. There are even moments of panic where all your emotions hit you and you can’t escape them. Maybe you stay in bed all day. Or, maybe you go to work or school, but can’t focus & find yourself crying. You can’t figure out why. Support Can Make a Difference. Life can be challenging, especially for kids/teens these days. And transitions can be scary or overwhelming. Sometimes you need someone who has the tools for building healthy coping skills to support you through them.
Most days, you pretend that everything's ok: you stay busy & put a smile on to get through it. On other days, it’s harder to get through the overwhelming emotions. There are even moments of panic where all your emotions hit you and you can’t escape them. Maybe you stay in bed all day. Or, maybe you go to work or school, but can’t focus & find yourself crying. You can’t figure out why. Support Can Make a Difference. Life can be challenging, especially for kids/teens these days. And transitions can be scary or overwhelming. Sometimes you need someone who has the tools for building healthy coping skills to support you through them.
(530) 296-8496 View (530) 296-8496
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Felicia Kelley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marysville, CA 95901
Hello, I'm Felicia Kelley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Do you feel that your life needs more balance? Do you question your self-worth and identity? Are you realizing that you do so much for others and the various systems in your life that you forgot about you? I motivate children, teens, young adults, women and parents to build their self-esteem and overcome the hardship of living with anxiety and depression. Working together, we can build on healthy ways of coping with life stressors and find ways achieve your emotional goals.
Hello, I'm Felicia Kelley, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Do you feel that your life needs more balance? Do you question your self-worth and identity? Are you realizing that you do so much for others and the various systems in your life that you forgot about you? I motivate children, teens, young adults, women and parents to build their self-esteem and overcome the hardship of living with anxiety and depression. Working together, we can build on healthy ways of coping with life stressors and find ways achieve your emotional goals.
(949) 998-3416 View (949) 998-3416
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Anita Valdez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marysville, CA 95901
I am Anita Valdez, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 53817). I provide a non-judgmental environment of empathy, support, and trust where my clients can safely and openly express themselves freely. I have over 15 years of experience helping people overcome anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and self-esteem issues. My therapeutic approach integrates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-based, Strength-based, Mindfulness-based, and Life Coaching. I typically work with clients, that come in with anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and/or self-esteem issues.
I am Anita Valdez, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 53817). I provide a non-judgmental environment of empathy, support, and trust where my clients can safely and openly express themselves freely. I have over 15 years of experience helping people overcome anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and self-esteem issues. My therapeutic approach integrates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment-based, Strength-based, Mindfulness-based, and Life Coaching. I typically work with clients, that come in with anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and/or self-esteem issues.
(707) 513-4924 View (707) 513-4924

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Wheatland, CA

< 10

Therapists in Wheatland, CA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Anxiety
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Peer Relationships
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Wheatland, CA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wheatland?

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.