Therapists in Woodside, CA

Photo of Laurie Alison Moore, Marriage & Family Therapist in Woodside, CA
Laurie Alison Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD, Somatic, EMDR, Hypno-T
Verified
Woodside, CA 94062  (Online Only)
People experiencing sensitivies, complex trauma, or complicated experiences need supportive facilitation. Are you looking for away to change patterns that do not support your well being? Desiring a comfortable and supportive session in which to share intricate and personal experiences and challenges? Ready for positive change and needing some new clarity and tools to navigate in happier ways? In order to make changes we need safety to talk about intricate personal matters, help with clarity on what we do wish to experience instead, and facilitation of how to get there. This is available to you now.
People experiencing sensitivies, complex trauma, or complicated experiences need supportive facilitation. Are you looking for away to change patterns that do not support your well being? Desiring a comfortable and supportive session in which to share intricate and personal experiences and challenges? Ready for positive change and needing some new clarity and tools to navigate in happier ways? In order to make changes we need safety to talk about intricate personal matters, help with clarity on what we do wish to experience instead, and facilitation of how to get there. This is available to you now.
(628) 265-4470 View (628) 265-4470
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Lisa Renae Nelson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodside, CA 94062
Not accepting new clients
Would you like to find your way back to joy and your authentic Self? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, health issues, co-dependency, or is your life not working out the way you would like? At my cozy, serene, oak tree canopied ranch in central Woodside, I offer both equine facilitated psychotherapy (EFP) and standard in-office psychotherapy for older children, teens and adults.
Would you like to find your way back to joy and your authentic Self? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, health issues, co-dependency, or is your life not working out the way you would like? At my cozy, serene, oak tree canopied ranch in central Woodside, I offer both equine facilitated psychotherapy (EFP) and standard in-office psychotherapy for older children, teens and adults.
(650) 265-1676 View (650) 265-1676
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Virginia P Humphrey
Psychologist, PhD, NCPsyA
Verified
Woodside, CA 94062
My practice philosophy is that all of my patients deserve the best care possible, and I strive to provide that quality of care. I respect each person's individuality, his/her strengths and life accomplishments which must not be obscured by the often presenting pain, distress and possible disability.
My practice philosophy is that all of my patients deserve the best care possible, and I strive to provide that quality of care. I respect each person's individuality, his/her strengths and life accomplishments which must not be obscured by the often presenting pain, distress and possible disability.
(650) 677-1054 View (650) 677-1054
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Anastasia Morrison
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA , AMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodside, CA 94062
If you are struggling in your marriage, with your partner, or with anxiety, I would love to help! I work with couples and adult individuals. I also do pre-marital therapy. We all have our own unique strengths and challenges. It would be my honor to move along with you on your journey toward your goals and a more meaningful life experience.
If you are struggling in your marriage, with your partner, or with anxiety, I would love to help! I work with couples and adult individuals. I also do pre-marital therapy. We all have our own unique strengths and challenges. It would be my honor to move along with you on your journey toward your goals and a more meaningful life experience.
(650) 459-4838 View (650) 459-4838
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Whitney Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Woodside, CA 94062  (Online Only)
I'm so glad you found your way here. Seeking treatment is an indication of being ready for change and having a new experience of life. I'm an insight oriented therapist meaning I assist clients in illuminating their inner workings and wounds that have created struggles in their lives. I work at a level of healing and empowering with the intention to offer guidance rather than to instruct. You are the expert of your life. Together we take a look at what needs to be addressed and resolved then move into recognizing one's own strengths, value, and worth. This allows individuals to move into greater appreciation and acceptance of self.
I'm so glad you found your way here. Seeking treatment is an indication of being ready for change and having a new experience of life. I'm an insight oriented therapist meaning I assist clients in illuminating their inner workings and wounds that have created struggles in their lives. I work at a level of healing and empowering with the intention to offer guidance rather than to instruct. You are the expert of your life. Together we take a look at what needs to be addressed and resolved then move into recognizing one's own strengths, value, and worth. This allows individuals to move into greater appreciation and acceptance of self.
(650) 670-3538 View (650) 670-3538
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Jamal R. Cameron
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Woodside, CA 94062
Therapy can be one of the most challenging experiences for individuals and families; you sit in a room and begin sharing thoughts and feelings with a person you don’t know. Shame, regret, relationship issues are some of the many reasons people experience stress in their lives. At times, this stress can become so overwhelming it starts to impair our daily lives. For others, it easy to mask those issues around family, peers and/or coworkers; but when we are alone those obstacles are still with us. Whether this is your first-time trying therapy or you have seen multiple professionals, I'm here to embark on this journey with you.
Therapy can be one of the most challenging experiences for individuals and families; you sit in a room and begin sharing thoughts and feelings with a person you don’t know. Shame, regret, relationship issues are some of the many reasons people experience stress in their lives. At times, this stress can become so overwhelming it starts to impair our daily lives. For others, it easy to mask those issues around family, peers and/or coworkers; but when we are alone those obstacles are still with us. Whether this is your first-time trying therapy or you have seen multiple professionals, I'm here to embark on this journey with you.
(650) 670-4579 View (650) 670-4579
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Kate Marette Liedl
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA , AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodside, CA 94062
Maybe you’re here because someone in your life has suggested you need help. You are not even sure if your drinking or using is a real problem, but sometimes you struggle with how you feel the next day. Maybe you've suffered a consequence. You might have even tried going to a 12-step meeting or quitting as a New Year's resolution. After all of this, you've come to the conclusion that you need more support. You're in the right place. I have helped people like you. I want to meet you exactly where you are and help you find the answers to these questions: How am I coping? Why do I use? How do I want to change?
Maybe you’re here because someone in your life has suggested you need help. You are not even sure if your drinking or using is a real problem, but sometimes you struggle with how you feel the next day. Maybe you've suffered a consequence. You might have even tried going to a 12-step meeting or quitting as a New Year's resolution. After all of this, you've come to the conclusion that you need more support. You're in the right place. I have helped people like you. I want to meet you exactly where you are and help you find the answers to these questions: How am I coping? Why do I use? How do I want to change?
(415) 881-8701 View (415) 881-8701
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Compassion Centered Therapy for Women
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Woodside, CA 94062
I love working with women who want to move beyond trauma, anxiety, narcissistic abuse (parent/authoritarian only-not romantic) and I enjoy working with women who have children/adult children with exceptional needs. I believe that with effort, consistency and the right tools, people can not just survive but thrive. I am licensed in both California and Arizona. I am a international Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy therapist, having completed extensive training at Oxford University in England. I have been a therapist for over 35 years and I have trained in many, many modalities.
I love working with women who want to move beyond trauma, anxiety, narcissistic abuse (parent/authoritarian only-not romantic) and I enjoy working with women who have children/adult children with exceptional needs. I believe that with effort, consistency and the right tools, people can not just survive but thrive. I am licensed in both California and Arizona. I am a international Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy therapist, having completed extensive training at Oxford University in England. I have been a therapist for over 35 years and I have trained in many, many modalities.
(562) 685-8661 View (562) 685-8661
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Sarah Rubin, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodside, CA 94062
I believe that we all have the ability to fully heal. When we decide to ask for help, great change occurs. With over 20 years of experience working with adults, teens, children, and families, I offer the highest caliber of therapeutic coaching, psychotherapy, equine assisted healing, and art therapy. I developed and directed an equine therapy program, taught at the graduate level, and facilitated family programs for many organizations. I can help you and/or your loved ones move forwards, create healthy boundaries, and develop a higher sense of self worth. Email me now for a FREE CONSULT: srubinmft@gmail.com
I believe that we all have the ability to fully heal. When we decide to ask for help, great change occurs. With over 20 years of experience working with adults, teens, children, and families, I offer the highest caliber of therapeutic coaching, psychotherapy, equine assisted healing, and art therapy. I developed and directed an equine therapy program, taught at the graduate level, and facilitated family programs for many organizations. I can help you and/or your loved ones move forwards, create healthy boundaries, and develop a higher sense of self worth. Email me now for a FREE CONSULT: srubinmft@gmail.com
(650) 741-5052 View (650) 741-5052
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Kimberly l Brodsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Woodside, CA 94062
I work collaboratively with clients to maximize their strengths and enhance their tools for valued living. I have a wealth of experience treating clients with traumatic histories, substance use, anxiety and depression. I specialize in therapies based in research evidence, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
I work collaboratively with clients to maximize their strengths and enhance their tools for valued living. I have a wealth of experience treating clients with traumatic histories, substance use, anxiety and depression. I specialize in therapies based in research evidence, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
(650) 822-0195 View (650) 822-0195
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Abby Haile
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodside, CA 94061
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. -C.C. Scott. We all go through challenges in life, and at times they can seem bigger than our ability to manage. In therapy, we can work together to cultivate the life you want through reducing the grip of depression, anxiety, and stress; healing from grief, loss, past abuse or trauma; regulating your nervous system; developing effective coping skills; improving relationships and communication; and building on your personal strengths. I want to help you to engage with life more fully and to support you in pursuing what you value most.
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. -C.C. Scott. We all go through challenges in life, and at times they can seem bigger than our ability to manage. In therapy, we can work together to cultivate the life you want through reducing the grip of depression, anxiety, and stress; healing from grief, loss, past abuse or trauma; regulating your nervous system; developing effective coping skills; improving relationships and communication; and building on your personal strengths. I want to help you to engage with life more fully and to support you in pursuing what you value most.
(650) 646-5541 View (650) 646-5541
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Stephanie C. Abbey
Psychologist, PhD
Woodside, CA 94061
Are you looking for a therapist who genuinely cares about your well-being and is non-judgmental about the issues you are experiencing? I am a licensed psychologist who helps teenagers and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, life transitions, or relationship problems.
Are you looking for a therapist who genuinely cares about your well-being and is non-judgmental about the issues you are experiencing? I am a licensed psychologist who helps teenagers and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, grief, life transitions, or relationship problems.
(650) 460-1128 View (650) 460-1128
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Astraea Therapy, Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT
Verified
Woodside, CA 94061  (Online Only)
I work diligently to support and empower individuals in the process of self-discovery, recovery, healing, growth, and self-transformation. My experiences granted me the privilege to help individuals work through a variety of issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, existential concerns, blocked creativity, relational problems, personal development, physio-kundalini syndrome, and transpersonal/spiritual/mystical phenomena and experiences.
I work diligently to support and empower individuals in the process of self-discovery, recovery, healing, growth, and self-transformation. My experiences granted me the privilege to help individuals work through a variety of issues including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, existential concerns, blocked creativity, relational problems, personal development, physio-kundalini syndrome, and transpersonal/spiritual/mystical phenomena and experiences.
(949) 998-3867 View (949) 998-3867
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Natalie Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Woodside, CA 94061  (Online Only)
Your potential to reclaim your happiness starts here. Our therapy services offer personalized support for adults facing depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship challenges, narcissistic abuse recovery, and life transitions. With unwavering support and personalized strategies tailored to your unique needs, we'll guide you towards lasting healing and a renewed sense of self. Step into your full potential today!
Your potential to reclaim your happiness starts here. Our therapy services offer personalized support for adults facing depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship challenges, narcissistic abuse recovery, and life transitions. With unwavering support and personalized strategies tailored to your unique needs, we'll guide you towards lasting healing and a renewed sense of self. Step into your full potential today!
(858) 251-7870 View (858) 251-7870
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Tara Currie-Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
11 Endorsed
Woodside, CA 94062
You are doing well in your career, but that success doesn't always translate when it comes to your personal relationships. You find yourself picking the wrong people, again and again. The people you pick end up having different long-term goals, or they are not healthy for you, or it doesn't work out for any number of reasons. Maybe you have already been married, but it didn't work out and you are not sure why, but you want to make sure it doesn't happen to you again. Maybe the relationships that are hardest for you are those with your family of origin. Maybe you've already given up on relationships.
You are doing well in your career, but that success doesn't always translate when it comes to your personal relationships. You find yourself picking the wrong people, again and again. The people you pick end up having different long-term goals, or they are not healthy for you, or it doesn't work out for any number of reasons. Maybe you have already been married, but it didn't work out and you are not sure why, but you want to make sure it doesn't happen to you again. Maybe the relationships that are hardest for you are those with your family of origin. Maybe you've already given up on relationships.
(510) 901-3923 View (510) 901-3923
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Angela Reiner
Coach, PCC, MSPOD, RYT200
Woodside, CA 94062
Rather than fixating on the problems, I help clients explore solution-focused pathways rooted in their strengths to move forward. I offer positive psychology coaching to help clients discover a deeper sense of meaning, purpose, and enjoyment in life. Positive psychology is “the science of happiness” and researches "what makes life worth living". Together, we go above fixing what already exists, spark new imagination, and design the wholehearted life that you aspire to have. With a compassionate approach, I empower clients to get “unstuck”, remove potential barriers, and navigate new approaches to cultivate a more vibrant future.
Rather than fixating on the problems, I help clients explore solution-focused pathways rooted in their strengths to move forward. I offer positive psychology coaching to help clients discover a deeper sense of meaning, purpose, and enjoyment in life. Positive psychology is “the science of happiness” and researches "what makes life worth living". Together, we go above fixing what already exists, spark new imagination, and design the wholehearted life that you aspire to have. With a compassionate approach, I empower clients to get “unstuck”, remove potential barriers, and navigate new approaches to cultivate a more vibrant future.
(415) 704-0610 View (415) 704-0610
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Katie DiNapoli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR, BSP, ART, TIST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodside, CA 94062
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel stuck and worried you may not be able to find help? Maybe you have a habit or behavior you want to stop but can't seem to make lasting progress. Perhaps you're unhappy, anxious, exhausted, or feel like you don't know if you will ever get better. By the time most folks seek therapy, they have been stressed or hurting for a long time. Finding someone you can work with, who gets you, is often a very difficult process. ◇I love working with toddlers, kids, couples, & families too! We can do nature walks or meet inside. Attuning to BIPOC experiences, and special focus on LGBTQIA+ community are important to my work & life.
Do you feel stuck and worried you may not be able to find help? Maybe you have a habit or behavior you want to stop but can't seem to make lasting progress. Perhaps you're unhappy, anxious, exhausted, or feel like you don't know if you will ever get better. By the time most folks seek therapy, they have been stressed or hurting for a long time. Finding someone you can work with, who gets you, is often a very difficult process. ◇I love working with toddlers, kids, couples, & families too! We can do nature walks or meet inside. Attuning to BIPOC experiences, and special focus on LGBTQIA+ community are important to my work & life.
(408) 609-3870 View (408) 609-3870

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Brittanie D Mills
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Redwood City, CA 94062  (Online Only)
More than anything, you want to save your relationship. You’ve been together for a long time and just want to be able to talk to each other without it turning into a fight every time. You feel disconnected from each other. You feel like you and your partner can’t even talk about simple stuff because you always disagree. Or worse yet, you’ve stopped listening to each other, or maybe even stopped caring. You feel like you and your partner are just roommates, instead of soulmates. You feel like it’s easier to just avoid each other, than run the risk of another hurtful argument. And you feel lonely, even though you share a home.
More than anything, you want to save your relationship. You’ve been together for a long time and just want to be able to talk to each other without it turning into a fight every time. You feel disconnected from each other. You feel like you and your partner can’t even talk about simple stuff because you always disagree. Or worse yet, you’ve stopped listening to each other, or maybe even stopped caring. You feel like you and your partner are just roommates, instead of soulmates. You feel like it’s easier to just avoid each other, than run the risk of another hurtful argument. And you feel lonely, even though you share a home.
(925) 335-6122 View (925) 335-6122
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Coaching With Rachel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Menlo Park, CA 94027  (Online Only)
I hold my master’s degree in clinical psychology and am finishing my doctoral degree. Throughout my experiences, I have worked with individuals, families, and kids in some of the most challenging situations to overcome some of the most challenging times in their lives. As a strengths-based coach, I focus on helping you understand the patterns in your life, and we focus on building your resiliency skills for breaking unhelpful habits and replacing them with helpful lifestyle changes. My superpower is finding potential in the hidden and overlooked places when you can't see it in yourself and then empowering you to take control.
I hold my master’s degree in clinical psychology and am finishing my doctoral degree. Throughout my experiences, I have worked with individuals, families, and kids in some of the most challenging situations to overcome some of the most challenging times in their lives. As a strengths-based coach, I focus on helping you understand the patterns in your life, and we focus on building your resiliency skills for breaking unhelpful habits and replacing them with helpful lifestyle changes. My superpower is finding potential in the hidden and overlooked places when you can't see it in yourself and then empowering you to take control.
(424) 526-5983 View (424) 526-5983
Photo of Elizabeth (Liz) Paolozzi, Marriage & Family Therapist in Woodside, CA
Elizabeth (Liz) Paolozzi
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Menlo Park, CA 94027  (Online Only)
When we or someone we love is hurting, it can feel scary to think about reaching out for help. Maybe you've tried (perhaps for years) to feel better, and you’re still struggling. It can be hard to find a therapist you connect with who also has the skills to help you. I want you to know that there is hope, and that change is possible. I’m here to listen to you, understand your struggles and strengths, and to help you create a path forward, with clear steps toward a life you can thrive in.
When we or someone we love is hurting, it can feel scary to think about reaching out for help. Maybe you've tried (perhaps for years) to feel better, and you’re still struggling. It can be hard to find a therapist you connect with who also has the skills to help you. I want you to know that there is hope, and that change is possible. I’m here to listen to you, understand your struggles and strengths, and to help you create a path forward, with clear steps toward a life you can thrive in.
(650) 469-8960 View (650) 469-8960

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Number of Therapists in Woodside, CA

10+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Woodside, CA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
83% Stress
78% Depression
78% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Other
50% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
50% Optum

How Therapists in Woodside, CA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
18% Male
6% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Woodside?

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.