Therapists in 04101

Photo of Kathleen Kane, Marriage & Family Therapist in 04101, ME
Kathleen Kane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in providing an authentic, dynamic and collaborative environment where clients can safely explore challenges and create goals. I provide couples, family, and individual therapy working mainly from a humanistic approach, with some elements of the psychodynamic perspective. I am also experienced with the treatment of eating disorders.
I specialize in providing an authentic, dynamic and collaborative environment where clients can safely explore challenges and create goals. I provide couples, family, and individual therapy working mainly from a humanistic approach, with some elements of the psychodynamic perspective. I am also experienced with the treatment of eating disorders.
(207) 747-1257 x4 View (207) 747-1257 x4
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Tonya A Guyton-Thompson
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04101
Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns, choosing partners, spouses, and friends that yield the same results? Do you find yourself feeling "childlike" in circumstances in your life and wonder "what is this all about?" I'd like to help you. I can help you learn to take responsibility for your life and learn to "grow yourself back up."
Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns, choosing partners, spouses, and friends that yield the same results? Do you find yourself feeling "childlike" in circumstances in your life and wonder "what is this all about?" I'd like to help you. I can help you learn to take responsibility for your life and learn to "grow yourself back up."
(207) 420-2104 View (207) 420-2104
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Family Recovery Network
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CIP
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
There are no changes in life until there is an action. If you are considering happiness and joy for your life and are contemplating taking the leap into action for a change, I am at your service. If I can be of service to you on this critically important journey of self love, I am honored and grateful.
There are no changes in life until there is an action. If you are considering happiness and joy for your life and are contemplating taking the leap into action for a change, I am at your service. If I can be of service to you on this critically important journey of self love, I am honored and grateful.
(207) 288-7902 View (207) 288-7902
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Jim Sparks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
Currently full and not taking new clients. In more than 25 years as a psychologist, I've cultivated a profound respect for the ways people reshape their lives despite daunting problems. I see my role as helping you understand how a particular problem is working, noticing moments you are living more according to your own designs, and solidifying these changes. Couples are a particular interest of mine. I meet with couples trying to decide if they are a good fit for a committed relationship; couples who want to undo habits of conflict that diminish connection; and long-term couples who find they've drifted into parallel lives.
Currently full and not taking new clients. In more than 25 years as a psychologist, I've cultivated a profound respect for the ways people reshape their lives despite daunting problems. I see my role as helping you understand how a particular problem is working, noticing moments you are living more according to your own designs, and solidifying these changes. Couples are a particular interest of mine. I meet with couples trying to decide if they are a good fit for a committed relationship; couples who want to undo habits of conflict that diminish connection; and long-term couples who find they've drifted into parallel lives.
(207) 358-4704 View (207) 358-4704
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Caitlin Aiona Smith
Counselor, MA, LCPC-C
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
You are the expert to your own life. The services I offer are tailored to help you best connect with yourself and your own needs. I offer individualized, trauma-informed, and evidenced-based treatment plans to support clients in exploring areas of their life where they feel stuck or stagnant and aid them in developing and achieving meaningful goals for their future.
You are the expert to your own life. The services I offer are tailored to help you best connect with yourself and your own needs. I offer individualized, trauma-informed, and evidenced-based treatment plans to support clients in exploring areas of their life where they feel stuck or stagnant and aid them in developing and achieving meaningful goals for their future.
(207) 489-4969 View (207) 489-4969
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Steven Stern
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in psychodynamic therapy with adults confronting a wide range of life problems: relationship difficulties, trauma, work-related problems, depression, anxiety, issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and shame, self-destructive behaviors, and feelings of discouragement in pursuing one's life dreams and ambitions. We will work together to understand your unique struggles, their causes, and the roadblocks to change in an accepting atmosphere that encourages open dialogue. My approach combines down-to-earth problem-solving with a complex grasp of the conscious and unconscious, historical and current life factors contributing to each person's struggles.
I specialize in psychodynamic therapy with adults confronting a wide range of life problems: relationship difficulties, trauma, work-related problems, depression, anxiety, issues of self-esteem, self-acceptance and shame, self-destructive behaviors, and feelings of discouragement in pursuing one's life dreams and ambitions. We will work together to understand your unique struggles, their causes, and the roadblocks to change in an accepting atmosphere that encourages open dialogue. My approach combines down-to-earth problem-solving with a complex grasp of the conscious and unconscious, historical and current life factors contributing to each person's struggles.
(855) 944-2553 View (855) 944-2553
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Cheryl Plourde
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is a place to explore how you feel, think, and live in the present, which is influenced by your past. The core beliefs and feelings we hold about ourselves are the key to how we live our lives. When these beliefs are negative they lead to unhappiness and feeling stuck. This may come from past and present experiences, dysfunctional habitual patterns or distressing event(s). We are extremely loyal to the familiar, even when it is not working. Finding someone to talk to about your most private life requires an environment of safety built on trust and confidentiality.
Therapy is a place to explore how you feel, think, and live in the present, which is influenced by your past. The core beliefs and feelings we hold about ourselves are the key to how we live our lives. When these beliefs are negative they lead to unhappiness and feeling stuck. This may come from past and present experiences, dysfunctional habitual patterns or distressing event(s). We are extremely loyal to the familiar, even when it is not working. Finding someone to talk to about your most private life requires an environment of safety built on trust and confidentiality.
(207) 367-4664 View (207) 367-4664
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Karina Chandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! Whether you have done therapy for years or never before, I would be honored to support you during these anxiety provoking times. I am trauma-sensitive and EMDR certified; I provide treatment for PTSD, anxiety, depression, prenatal and postpartum concerns, grief, relationship conflict, medical hardships and life transitions. I love working with individuals who are ready to be challenged and grow. Using a strength based mindfulness and holistic approach I will empower you to improve your overall well-being and find a healthier balance in your life.
Hello! Whether you have done therapy for years or never before, I would be honored to support you during these anxiety provoking times. I am trauma-sensitive and EMDR certified; I provide treatment for PTSD, anxiety, depression, prenatal and postpartum concerns, grief, relationship conflict, medical hardships and life transitions. I love working with individuals who are ready to be challenged and grow. Using a strength based mindfulness and holistic approach I will empower you to improve your overall well-being and find a healthier balance in your life.
(207) 705-0974 View (207) 705-0974
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James Mcelligott
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Dr. McElligot's approach integrates a variety of modalities to meet the needs of each client and develop individualized plans that will match the unique goals each person brings into the therapy room. He has backgrounds in cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, psychodynamic, humanistic/existential, and mindfulness based approaches and strategies. He also provides trauma-focused treatments including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Written Exposure Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. McElligott provides individual, couples, group, and family therapy.
Dr. McElligot's approach integrates a variety of modalities to meet the needs of each client and develop individualized plans that will match the unique goals each person brings into the therapy room. He has backgrounds in cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, psychodynamic, humanistic/existential, and mindfulness based approaches and strategies. He also provides trauma-focused treatments including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Written Exposure Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. McElligott provides individual, couples, group, and family therapy.
(207) 367-4422 View (207) 367-4422
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Stephen Robert Andrew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
"The individual is like a garden to be tended, not a machine to be repaired". I practice Motivational Interviewing; this is a collaborative conversation to strengthen a person's own motivation for change. I hold a few principles that govern the work. First, I will focus on you being heard and believed, Second, be kind. Third, teach and demonstrate empathy and compassion and be helpful with your internal conflict... I practice being in the here and now with individual, couple and group work.
"The individual is like a garden to be tended, not a machine to be repaired". I practice Motivational Interviewing; this is a collaborative conversation to strengthen a person's own motivation for change. I hold a few principles that govern the work. First, I will focus on you being heard and believed, Second, be kind. Third, teach and demonstrate empathy and compassion and be helpful with your internal conflict... I practice being in the here and now with individual, couple and group work.
(207) 518-7765 View (207) 518-7765
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Cassie Slisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Struggling with food? Down on your body? Sadly, it's so easy, in our culture, to dislike our bodies. It's also easy to find ourselves mired in a cycle of overeating, efforts to get "back on track", and yet more overeating or bingeing. We can find ourselves consumed by thoughts of what we will eat, what we won't eat, what we wish we could eat, what we ate last night. It can be exhausting. It can zap the joy and zest right out of us.
Struggling with food? Down on your body? Sadly, it's so easy, in our culture, to dislike our bodies. It's also easy to find ourselves mired in a cycle of overeating, efforts to get "back on track", and yet more overeating or bingeing. We can find ourselves consumed by thoughts of what we will eat, what we won't eat, what we wish we could eat, what we ate last night. It can be exhausting. It can zap the joy and zest right out of us.
(207) 766-6451 View (207) 766-6451
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Shelley Walker Rosen
Counselor, LCPC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Hello, my practice is full at this time and I am not accepting new clients. I use Body-Centered Psychotherapy as an approach to holistic healing. I work with young adults through older adult during/throughout life transitions. My back ground in dance/movement therapy and creative arts enables me to use techniques that help balance and integrate emotional, cognitive, social, and physical well being. I am also trained in mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Prenatal and postpartum women as well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and substance abuse can greatly benefit from my partnership.
Hello, my practice is full at this time and I am not accepting new clients. I use Body-Centered Psychotherapy as an approach to holistic healing. I work with young adults through older adult during/throughout life transitions. My back ground in dance/movement therapy and creative arts enables me to use techniques that help balance and integrate emotional, cognitive, social, and physical well being. I am also trained in mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Prenatal and postpartum women as well as those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and substance abuse can greatly benefit from my partnership.
(207) 358-4494 View (207) 358-4494
Photo of Andrea Tolbert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 04101, ME
Andrea Tolbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Evening and Weekend Appointments are Available! Andrea Tolbert, LCSW, MBA, MSW, MHRT/CSP of Absolute Happiness Psychotherapy and Consultation, PLLC offers mental health counseling with individuals and groups in an outpatient setting located in Portland, Maine. Supervision for clinicians seeking licensure and Consultation for agencies, educational institutions, organizations, and businesses are available. My clinical specialties are trauma, substance misuse, women, and military veterans/service members and their families; working with adults, couples, and groups. Sliding scale fee rates of $30-$80 are available at Absolute Happiness by enrolling at http://openpathcollective.org.
Evening and Weekend Appointments are Available! Andrea Tolbert, LCSW, MBA, MSW, MHRT/CSP of Absolute Happiness Psychotherapy and Consultation, PLLC offers mental health counseling with individuals and groups in an outpatient setting located in Portland, Maine. Supervision for clinicians seeking licensure and Consultation for agencies, educational institutions, organizations, and businesses are available. My clinical specialties are trauma, substance misuse, women, and military veterans/service members and their families; working with adults, couples, and groups. Sliding scale fee rates of $30-$80 are available at Absolute Happiness by enrolling at http://openpathcollective.org.
(207) 560-4775 View (207) 560-4775
Photo of Genevieve Morgan, Counselor in 04101, ME
Genevieve Morgan
Counselor, LCPC-c
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Your future is fluid and full of possibilities, despite how worried, stuck, or sad you may feel right now. Everyone faces challenges that feel beyond them, and we all feel lost and alone when life threatens to overwhelm us. But we also have innate strengths and unexplored potential. Whether you are looking for relief, insight, support, or a solution to a specific problem, I will work with you to clarify your needs and discover root causes and unconscious associations that create unhelpful thoughts and emotions, stagnant ways of being, and old narratives and pain that keep you from the life you want to live.
Your future is fluid and full of possibilities, despite how worried, stuck, or sad you may feel right now. Everyone faces challenges that feel beyond them, and we all feel lost and alone when life threatens to overwhelm us. But we also have innate strengths and unexplored potential. Whether you are looking for relief, insight, support, or a solution to a specific problem, I will work with you to clarify your needs and discover root causes and unconscious associations that create unhelpful thoughts and emotions, stagnant ways of being, and old narratives and pain that keep you from the life you want to live.
(207) 708-8179 View (207) 708-8179
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Jaime Devins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to my practice, I am excited to partner with you as you take the brave step in seeking help. Many struggle with the following: isolation, depression, anxiety, attention, identity, change of life, toxic stress, grief, trauma, relationships, work, or family issues. Do you feel alone and overwhelmed in these issues? I offer a compassionate and validating space in which to help you take a look at these issues in an empowering, strengths-based way. I specialize in using creativity, art, mind-body strategies, and self-empowerment in relationships. We will take an in-depth look at your concerns in a holistic way.
Welcome to my practice, I am excited to partner with you as you take the brave step in seeking help. Many struggle with the following: isolation, depression, anxiety, attention, identity, change of life, toxic stress, grief, trauma, relationships, work, or family issues. Do you feel alone and overwhelmed in these issues? I offer a compassionate and validating space in which to help you take a look at these issues in an empowering, strengths-based way. I specialize in using creativity, art, mind-body strategies, and self-empowerment in relationships. We will take an in-depth look at your concerns in a holistic way.
(207) 203-9293 View (207) 203-9293
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Justin Michaud
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Justin Michaud is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) with over 7 years of professional experience working with clients of all ages to help them cope with family conflict, couple's issues, PTSD, trauma, depression, stress, and more.
Justin Michaud is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) with over 7 years of professional experience working with clients of all ages to help them cope with family conflict, couple's issues, PTSD, trauma, depression, stress, and more.
(207) 203-4076 View (207) 203-4076
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Kalie C. Harrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, RYT
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Immediate openings via telehealth for Maine, Vermont + North Carolina clients - Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a trauma therapist who works with women, trans + non-binary teens + adults. I focus heavily on my client relationships to ensure you can feel safe and comfortable with me. While trauma is my specialty, I also find much meaning in helping women feel empowered by (instead of a prisoner to) their depression. My hope is to help you live your life in a more meaningful and self-compassionate way. You deserve all of the kindness and warmth.
Immediate openings via telehealth for Maine, Vermont + North Carolina clients - Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a trauma therapist who works with women, trans + non-binary teens + adults. I focus heavily on my client relationships to ensure you can feel safe and comfortable with me. While trauma is my specialty, I also find much meaning in helping women feel empowered by (instead of a prisoner to) their depression. My hope is to help you live your life in a more meaningful and self-compassionate way. You deserve all of the kindness and warmth.
(207) 825-7184 View (207) 825-7184
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Fran Rodenburg
Psychologist, PhD, LADC, RYT 500
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
You've taken the first step towards your personal healing. Whether you struggle with feeling sad, anxious, "stuck" or generally dissatisfied with life, there is hope. You can learn to cope and connect with your sense of purpose, self-worth, and fulfillment. With supportive, effective psychotherapy, you can discover your inner strengths and resources, and learn to channel them to make improvements in daily living. You will discover ways to make your work life and relationships more satisfying. With compassion and acceptance, you can approach life with new skills to achieve a life of courage, authenticity, and contentment.
You've taken the first step towards your personal healing. Whether you struggle with feeling sad, anxious, "stuck" or generally dissatisfied with life, there is hope. You can learn to cope and connect with your sense of purpose, self-worth, and fulfillment. With supportive, effective psychotherapy, you can discover your inner strengths and resources, and learn to channel them to make improvements in daily living. You will discover ways to make your work life and relationships more satisfying. With compassion and acceptance, you can approach life with new skills to achieve a life of courage, authenticity, and contentment.
(207) 204-3207 View (207) 204-3207
Photo of Molly Fox, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 04101, ME
Molly Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04101
Molly Fox is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Maine. Molly specializes in working with women identified individuals. Molly has worked in social service settings since 2008, serving in a variety of non-profit community clinics and within medical primary care settings in Maine and New York City. She is grateful to have experience and training serving a broad range of individuals including New Mainers, LGBTQIA+ individuals, survivors of intimate partner violence and individuals reentering their lives after incarceration.
Molly Fox is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Maine. Molly specializes in working with women identified individuals. Molly has worked in social service settings since 2008, serving in a variety of non-profit community clinics and within medical primary care settings in Maine and New York City. She is grateful to have experience and training serving a broad range of individuals including New Mainers, LGBTQIA+ individuals, survivors of intimate partner violence and individuals reentering their lives after incarceration.
(207) 412-5809 View (207) 412-5809
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Molly Ladd
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
Everyone’s journey through life is a unique and personal experience that deserves to be heard. I am here to listen and help you explore, clarify, and process whatever issues you are working through. I have experience working individually with adolescents and adults with issues and concerns including anxiety, depression, identity, trauma, relationship challenges, loneliness, and loss/grief. I help clients feel empowered to make choices based on what they want, whether that aligns with social expectations or is in opposition to societal norms.
Everyone’s journey through life is a unique and personal experience that deserves to be heard. I am here to listen and help you explore, clarify, and process whatever issues you are working through. I have experience working individually with adolescents and adults with issues and concerns including anxiety, depression, identity, trauma, relationship challenges, loneliness, and loss/grief. I help clients feel empowered to make choices based on what they want, whether that aligns with social expectations or is in opposition to societal norms.
(207) 355-7655 View (207) 355-7655

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 04101

500+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 04101 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
64% Grief
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Anthem | Elevance
57% BlueCross and BlueShield
55% Aetna

How Therapists in 04101 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 04101?

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.