Kathy Bergeron
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Haverhill, MA 01830
Not accepting new clients
I believe individuals enter therapy for a variety of reasons. Some are looking for relief from symptoms that interfere with their lives. Others are seeking to understand themselves on a deeper level, questioning why they continue to engage in self destructive behaviors. Some are seeking out and questioning what is the purpose of their life and struggle to identify what is important. My focus is to create an environment to openly explore life experiences, illuminate strengths and abilities, and promote growth and change.
I believe individuals enter therapy for a variety of reasons. Some are looking for relief from symptoms that interfere with their lives. Others are seeking to understand themselves on a deeper level, questioning why they continue to engage in self destructive behaviors. Some are seeking out and questioning what is the purpose of their life and struggle to identify what is important. My focus is to create an environment to openly explore life experiences, illuminate strengths and abilities, and promote growth and change.
(978) 558-0954 View (978) 558-0954
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Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Haverhill, MA 01830  (Online Only)
When you improve your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others, you are “on the path” to a happier, healthier life. I’d like to help you along that path. Together, we can explore a range of approaches: whatever works. But – so you know where I’m coming from – in the end, it’s always about relationships. I’d like to meet you.
When you improve your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others, you are “on the path” to a happier, healthier life. I’d like to help you along that path. Together, we can explore a range of approaches: whatever works. But – so you know where I’m coming from – in the end, it’s always about relationships. I’d like to meet you.
(617) 675-2000 View (617) 675-2000
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Merrimack Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Haverhill, MA 01830
My approach to the therapeutic process is to help others find the unique talents and gifts they already possess within themselves. From this framework, I employ a diverse approach, utilizing research-proven methods including: a strengths-based perspective, a client-centered approach, and cognitive-behavioral techniques, serving a multi-cultural and wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. By introducing you to these systems, we as a team can then begin work on overcoming such obstacles as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, anger management problems, substance abuse struggles, as well as a myriad of other hurdles.
My approach to the therapeutic process is to help others find the unique talents and gifts they already possess within themselves. From this framework, I employ a diverse approach, utilizing research-proven methods including: a strengths-based perspective, a client-centered approach, and cognitive-behavioral techniques, serving a multi-cultural and wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. By introducing you to these systems, we as a team can then begin work on overcoming such obstacles as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, anger management problems, substance abuse struggles, as well as a myriad of other hurdles.
(978) 558-6467 View (978) 558-6467
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Annette Cappuccio
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Haverhill, MA 01830
Not accepting new clients
Serving the Merrimack Valley area, I treat clients ages 14 and up. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques that are tailored to client needs. I am committed to providing high quality behavioral healthcare that does not only address specific concerns and symptoms, but also helps improve overall functioning and quality of life. Problems I treat include depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief, and much more. I am also certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) treatment. Please email or call for more information and so I may answer any questions. Please note email is best and will yield a quick response.
Serving the Merrimack Valley area, I treat clients ages 14 and up. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques that are tailored to client needs. I am committed to providing high quality behavioral healthcare that does not only address specific concerns and symptoms, but also helps improve overall functioning and quality of life. Problems I treat include depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief, and much more. I am also certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) treatment. Please email or call for more information and so I may answer any questions. Please note email is best and will yield a quick response.
(978) 910-0382 View (978) 910-0382
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Tina Morris
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverhill, MA 01830
Struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or self-esteem issues? Let me help. As a therapist, I specialize in connecting with adults and adolescents, understanding their unique needs, and shaping effective therapy plans. My approach ensures faster and more significant results than traditional talk therapy. I deeply respect the client-therapist relationship and believe it's vital to create a safe, accepting therapeutic environment. Your mental health matters to me, and I am committed to guiding your transformation. With my help, discover your inner strength and reclaim your peace. Start your journey towards better mental health.
Struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or self-esteem issues? Let me help. As a therapist, I specialize in connecting with adults and adolescents, understanding their unique needs, and shaping effective therapy plans. My approach ensures faster and more significant results than traditional talk therapy. I deeply respect the client-therapist relationship and believe it's vital to create a safe, accepting therapeutic environment. Your mental health matters to me, and I am committed to guiding your transformation. With my help, discover your inner strength and reclaim your peace. Start your journey towards better mental health.
(351) 247-7503 View (351) 247-7503
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Gracan Montpetit
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverhill, MA 01830  (Online Only)
As a seasoned therapist, I am dedicated to helping people improve their lives. I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC) who provides therapy to people across the life spectrum. My job is to help each person utilize his, her or their strengths to achieve a state of mental health from where that person can grow and achieve their goals. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and ability levels. My therapeutic approach depends on the needs of the person with whom I’m working.
As a seasoned therapist, I am dedicated to helping people improve their lives. I am a Licensed Mental Health Clinician (LMHC) who provides therapy to people across the life spectrum. My job is to help each person utilize his, her or their strengths to achieve a state of mental health from where that person can grow and achieve their goals. I enjoy working with people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and ability levels. My therapeutic approach depends on the needs of the person with whom I’m working.
(351) 200-3392 View (351) 200-3392
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Amanda Waters
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Haverhill, MA 01830  (Online Only)
Life can get complicated. You or a loved one may feel out of balance and in need of additional support. You may find yourself in crisis and seeking professional counsel to navigate this difficult time. There are so many reasons to begin treatment with a counseling professional. Finding a therapist who is a good match for your needs and can help is a crucial step. My experience allows me to support clients with a wide range of presenting issues.
Life can get complicated. You or a loved one may feel out of balance and in need of additional support. You may find yourself in crisis and seeking professional counsel to navigate this difficult time. There are so many reasons to begin treatment with a counseling professional. Finding a therapist who is a good match for your needs and can help is a crucial step. My experience allows me to support clients with a wide range of presenting issues.
(351) 247-7474 View (351) 247-7474
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Ryoen Elizabeth Drewello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Haverhill, MA 01830
Currently full with a waitlist; we are running some therapy groups now for those interested. Please feel free to reach out for a consult to join the waitlist or a group! I work with clients who are feeling that they are ready to get well, even if they do not know what that looks like, or even if its possible. I aim to help those who are tired of being told they need to wait to "deal with trauma". Frequently my clients tell me they have figured out how to get through the day, but they are not living their best life.
Currently full with a waitlist; we are running some therapy groups now for those interested. Please feel free to reach out for a consult to join the waitlist or a group! I work with clients who are feeling that they are ready to get well, even if they do not know what that looks like, or even if its possible. I aim to help those who are tired of being told they need to wait to "deal with trauma". Frequently my clients tell me they have figured out how to get through the day, but they are not living their best life.
(351) 200-7079 View (351) 200-7079
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Amelia Hernandez-Marinez
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Haverhill, MA 01830  (Online Only)
As a mental health counselor I am here to support you, be sympathetic and non-judgmental through your journey. Life can be challenging and at times all we need is compassion and a safe place to express ourselves. I work with my patients and meet them where they are and help them focus on the areas that they identify that needs change or maintenance.
As a mental health counselor I am here to support you, be sympathetic and non-judgmental through your journey. Life can be challenging and at times all we need is compassion and a safe place to express ourselves. I work with my patients and meet them where they are and help them focus on the areas that they identify that needs change or maintenance.
(351) 300-5924 View (351) 300-5924
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Marianne Murrell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Haverhill, MA 01830
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families to help them create healthier, happier lives and more satisfying relationships. My goal is to provide a positive and supportive atmosphere in which clients can gain greater self-awareness, achieve workable solutions to their problems, and experience their relationships more positively. I am available for daytime and evening appointments in order to accommodate you or your family's busy schedule. Located in a comfortable, home-like setting, my office has a private entrance and off street parking.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families to help them create healthier, happier lives and more satisfying relationships. My goal is to provide a positive and supportive atmosphere in which clients can gain greater self-awareness, achieve workable solutions to their problems, and experience their relationships more positively. I am available for daytime and evening appointments in order to accommodate you or your family's busy schedule. Located in a comfortable, home-like setting, my office has a private entrance and off street parking.
(978) 330-6784 View (978) 330-6784
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Stephanie Saba
Counselor, LMHC, SAC
Verified Verified
Haverhill, MA 01830
Licensed psychotherapist (LMHC), Usui Reiki Master. Utilizing herbal interventions to manage mental health upon request. Offering EMDR and IFS. Offering mind/body, heart centered therapy aimed to assist in shedding trauma and opening ones ability to awaken to the true self, honor that self, love that self and begin to heal. The goal is self empowerment through love and acceptance. If desired sessions can cover herbal, nutritional, supplemental, energetic and lifestyle recommendations.
Licensed psychotherapist (LMHC), Usui Reiki Master. Utilizing herbal interventions to manage mental health upon request. Offering EMDR and IFS. Offering mind/body, heart centered therapy aimed to assist in shedding trauma and opening ones ability to awaken to the true self, honor that self, love that self and begin to heal. The goal is self empowerment through love and acceptance. If desired sessions can cover herbal, nutritional, supplemental, energetic and lifestyle recommendations.
(781) 241-4758 View (781) 241-4758
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Hope Rukundo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverhill, MA 01830
Are you tired of living with the constant weight of anxiety, trauma, or depression? As an experienced mental health therapist, I specialize in treating adolescents and adults who are seeking a solution that goes beyond simply managing symptoms. My ideal client is someone who yearns for lasting change, an opportunity to delve deep into the root causes of their mental health struggles. I understand that you're not just looking for a quick fix or a temporary Band-Aid. You want a therapist who can guide you towards a path of healing, helping you address the core issues that hold you back from living your best life.
Are you tired of living with the constant weight of anxiety, trauma, or depression? As an experienced mental health therapist, I specialize in treating adolescents and adults who are seeking a solution that goes beyond simply managing symptoms. My ideal client is someone who yearns for lasting change, an opportunity to delve deep into the root causes of their mental health struggles. I understand that you're not just looking for a quick fix or a temporary Band-Aid. You want a therapist who can guide you towards a path of healing, helping you address the core issues that hold you back from living your best life.
(351) 300-4476 View (351) 300-4476
Photo of Donna A Shea, Counselor in 01830, MA
Donna A Shea
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Haverhill, MA 01830
I am accepting new patients. I am offering in person sessions starting in May 2024. I have extensive experience working with adults experiencing challenges around anxiety, depression, substance use, self-esteem, relationship issues, and life transitions. I encourage reflection, curiosity, relaxation, and self-compassion. Taking a step toward healing, growth, or change can be frightening, and is also an act of courage and self-care. My goal is to build a trusting relationship with you as you embark on your healing and growth endeavors.
I am accepting new patients. I am offering in person sessions starting in May 2024. I have extensive experience working with adults experiencing challenges around anxiety, depression, substance use, self-esteem, relationship issues, and life transitions. I encourage reflection, curiosity, relaxation, and self-compassion. Taking a step toward healing, growth, or change can be frightening, and is also an act of courage and self-care. My goal is to build a trusting relationship with you as you embark on your healing and growth endeavors.
(978) 296-7822 View (978) 296-7822
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CARE Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverhill, MA 01830
Are you tired of struggling with persistent mental health issues? Do you feel like you've tried therapy after therapy with little to no relief? At CARE Counseling Services, we've transformed the lives of countless individuals who've been in the same shoes. Our unique approach has allowed many to feel relief in just a few hours of therapy. Why Choose CARE? We go beyond the traditional. Our therapists invest countless hours yearly in mastering advanced techniques, setting us apart from even the average EMDR therapist. Life-Changing Results: We don't just offer therapy; we bring transformations.
Are you tired of struggling with persistent mental health issues? Do you feel like you've tried therapy after therapy with little to no relief? At CARE Counseling Services, we've transformed the lives of countless individuals who've been in the same shoes. Our unique approach has allowed many to feel relief in just a few hours of therapy. Why Choose CARE? We go beyond the traditional. Our therapists invest countless hours yearly in mastering advanced techniques, setting us apart from even the average EMDR therapist. Life-Changing Results: We don't just offer therapy; we bring transformations.
(603) 270-9181 View (603) 270-9181
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Gabriel J Garcia
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Haverhill, MA 01830  (Online Only)
I am looking forward to working with clients who are self-aware or interested in learning how to be more open to building up their self-interest. I'm happy to help clients recognize their struggles and the importance of seeking support. I am seeking clients who are motivated to improve their lives and understand that therapy and a willingness to change can lead to growth and improvement in their mental health. With these foundations in place, we can develop clear goals centered around reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental health issues.
I am looking forward to working with clients who are self-aware or interested in learning how to be more open to building up their self-interest. I'm happy to help clients recognize their struggles and the importance of seeking support. I am seeking clients who are motivated to improve their lives and understand that therapy and a willingness to change can lead to growth and improvement in their mental health. With these foundations in place, we can develop clear goals centered around reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental health issues.
(351) 200-3224 View (351) 200-3224
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Octavia Nankunda
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverhill, MA 01830  (Online Only)
I’m a graduate of Masters of Education from Cambridge College with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counselling. A holder of a Bachelors of Science Degree in Information Technology. I’m an avid counsellor experienced in Marriage and Family Therapy, Individual counseling, supporting clients with mental illness and developmental disabilities. I’m compassionate, motivated and an excellent gardener.
I’m a graduate of Masters of Education from Cambridge College with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counselling. A holder of a Bachelors of Science Degree in Information Technology. I’m an avid counsellor experienced in Marriage and Family Therapy, Individual counseling, supporting clients with mental illness and developmental disabilities. I’m compassionate, motivated and an excellent gardener.
(351) 333-6421 x01830 View (351) 333-6421 x01830
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Leslie Sampson
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Haverhill, MA 01830
I am passionate about my work and strive to create a safe and warm atmosphere to assist in personal growth and increased self-awareness. Collaboratively joining to explore concerns and arrive at feasible solutions. Facilitating positive change by assisting you to identify your inherent strengths and realize possibilities. Often when faced with problems, solutions seem out of reach. When things become overwhelming, you feel stuck or you are experiencing a lack of support and clarity, there can be relief through the therapeutic process. I look forward to working with you. I give you credit for having courage to take this step.
I am passionate about my work and strive to create a safe and warm atmosphere to assist in personal growth and increased self-awareness. Collaboratively joining to explore concerns and arrive at feasible solutions. Facilitating positive change by assisting you to identify your inherent strengths and realize possibilities. Often when faced with problems, solutions seem out of reach. When things become overwhelming, you feel stuck or you are experiencing a lack of support and clarity, there can be relief through the therapeutic process. I look forward to working with you. I give you credit for having courage to take this step.
(978) 817-7021 View (978) 817-7021
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Banessa Gonell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverhill, MA 01830  (Online Only)
We've all been there. Maybe we feel stuck in a vicious cycle. Some of us are struggling with a pattern of unstable relationships. Maybe we have lost a loved one and need support. Maybe you're feeling sad, hopeless or quick to anger. Perhaps you've tried to quit a substance that is causing you more harm than good and have been unsuccessful.
We've all been there. Maybe we feel stuck in a vicious cycle. Some of us are struggling with a pattern of unstable relationships. Maybe we have lost a loved one and need support. Maybe you're feeling sad, hopeless or quick to anger. Perhaps you've tried to quit a substance that is causing you more harm than good and have been unsuccessful.
(978) 350-5324 View (978) 350-5324
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Bethany Spheekas Peter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haverhill, MA 01830  (Online Only)
Together, we will work to find your authentic self and help you develop the happiness and life you deserve. I believe in developing a unique relationship specific to each client that will foster the most effective results. I have adopted an all-inclusive, empowering and client led approach. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I am a positive person, a good listener, compassionate, laid-back, and solution-oriented. More importantly, my goal is to help you return to a mindset where you can experience satisfaction and joy again.
Together, we will work to find your authentic self and help you develop the happiness and life you deserve. I believe in developing a unique relationship specific to each client that will foster the most effective results. I have adopted an all-inclusive, empowering and client led approach. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I am a positive person, a good listener, compassionate, laid-back, and solution-oriented. More importantly, my goal is to help you return to a mindset where you can experience satisfaction and joy again.
(978) 274-7767 View (978) 274-7767
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Cherie A Rousseau
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Haverhill, MA 01830  (Online Only)
Events that occur in our lives often leave us feeling overwhelmed and out of control. The emotions that we experience may cause us to behave in ways that are unhelpful and cause repeated conflict. This can oftentimes feel like a repeated pattern that makes us feel stuck. As a mental health counselor, my goal is to provide a comfortable setting, build positive, trusting relationships and promote critical change that support clients to overcome the challenges they are faced with. Utilizing concepts of a cognitive behavioral approach, while incorporating physical, emotional and spiritual health, clients can expect to reflect on how the
Events that occur in our lives often leave us feeling overwhelmed and out of control. The emotions that we experience may cause us to behave in ways that are unhelpful and cause repeated conflict. This can oftentimes feel like a repeated pattern that makes us feel stuck. As a mental health counselor, my goal is to provide a comfortable setting, build positive, trusting relationships and promote critical change that support clients to overcome the challenges they are faced with. Utilizing concepts of a cognitive behavioral approach, while incorporating physical, emotional and spiritual health, clients can expect to reflect on how the
(351) 444-9621 View (351) 444-9621

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 01830

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 01830 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
74% Optum

How Therapists in 01830 see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 01830?

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.