Photo of Chelsea Weiner, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Chelsea Weiner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Camden, ME 04843
I provide individual therapy within a safe and confidential environment. People often find themselves struggling with difficult emotions, feeling uncertain of where they came from, and unsure of how to move forward. I work with my clients to help them recognize what is beneath these emotions, and support them in making positive changes within their relationships and lives. Through this work, people are able to connect with their emotional needs and begin to live a more meaningful and emotionally satisfying life.
I provide individual therapy within a safe and confidential environment. People often find themselves struggling with difficult emotions, feeling uncertain of where they came from, and unsure of how to move forward. I work with my clients to help them recognize what is beneath these emotions, and support them in making positive changes within their relationships and lives. Through this work, people are able to connect with their emotional needs and begin to live a more meaningful and emotionally satisfying life.
(207) 613-0026 View (207) 613-0026
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Marisa Baskin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Camden, ME 04843
Life can be difficult. There are so many reasons why people seek out therapy. We all go through periods in life that feel overwhelming or confusing. By approaching issues mindfully, I can help you to achieve a long term plan for a future of balanced and skillful living. As a therapist, I work to create a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental environment that allows my clients to honestly and openly explore themselves and their behaviors.
Life can be difficult. There are so many reasons why people seek out therapy. We all go through periods in life that feel overwhelming or confusing. By approaching issues mindfully, I can help you to achieve a long term plan for a future of balanced and skillful living. As a therapist, I work to create a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental environment that allows my clients to honestly and openly explore themselves and their behaviors.
(207) 218-0577 View (207) 218-0577
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Cecilia Kinast
Psychologist, PhD, ABPdN
Verified Verified
Camden, ME 04843  (Online Only)
Expertise in Pediatric Neuropsychological testing especially in autism, adoption related, FAS, prenatal exposure to Opioids and other medications and substances, Concussions, Learning Disabilities, ADHD. My practice is general, although expertise in children.. and i test and see Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families. My treatment approaches include Psychotherapy includes CBT, insight oriented, play, Behavior Management, Parent Training. Cliental are of various psychological issues including anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, obsessions/compulsions, conflict resolution, autism related, post traumatic stress disorder, emotional..physical.. sexual abuse. Often and familiar with working with local and state wide schools, physicians, psychiatrists, social agencies, multiple service providers.
Expertise in Pediatric Neuropsychological testing especially in autism, adoption related, FAS, prenatal exposure to Opioids and other medications and substances, Concussions, Learning Disabilities, ADHD. My practice is general, although expertise in children.. and i test and see Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families. My treatment approaches include Psychotherapy includes CBT, insight oriented, play, Behavior Management, Parent Training. Cliental are of various psychological issues including anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, obsessions/compulsions, conflict resolution, autism related, post traumatic stress disorder, emotional..physical.. sexual abuse. Often and familiar with working with local and state wide schools, physicians, psychiatrists, social agencies, multiple service providers.
(207) 747-3983 View (207) 747-3983
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Karen Bartholomew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Camden, ME 04843
Each person is unique and seeks therapy to find solutions to their problems. Some request short term, solution focused treatment to resolve a life or relationship situation. Others are ready to work on longer term difficulties that repeat, causing ongoing dissatisfaction. You do not need to face the challenges of your life on your own.
Each person is unique and seeks therapy to find solutions to their problems. Some request short term, solution focused treatment to resolve a life or relationship situation. Others are ready to work on longer term difficulties that repeat, causing ongoing dissatisfaction. You do not need to face the challenges of your life on your own.
(207) 843-9733 View (207) 843-9733
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Judith Hatch-Orme
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Camden, ME 04843  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer counseling for adults and couples. With over 36 years of clinical experience, I'm also a parenting specialist, helping parents understand their children's behavior & emotional needs. As a divorce mediator, my approach is child-centered. Ongoing parental conflict increases psychological damage to children, thus by strengthening the co-parenting relationship, the parties can focus on their children's best interests. If you're struggling with relational challenges, childhood trauma, divorce, & ready to make positive changes, we can work together to identify family-of-origin & generational patterns holding you back. Telehealth.
I offer counseling for adults and couples. With over 36 years of clinical experience, I'm also a parenting specialist, helping parents understand their children's behavior & emotional needs. As a divorce mediator, my approach is child-centered. Ongoing parental conflict increases psychological damage to children, thus by strengthening the co-parenting relationship, the parties can focus on their children's best interests. If you're struggling with relational challenges, childhood trauma, divorce, & ready to make positive changes, we can work together to identify family-of-origin & generational patterns holding you back. Telehealth.
(603) 476-3560 View (603) 476-3560
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Karen Hansen
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LCMHC, LPC, LADC
Verified Verified
Camden, ME 04843
Waitlist for new clients
As a dually licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Alcohol and Drug Counselor, the focus of my work is with adolescents (Ages 14-17) who are experiencing issues centered on complex trauma, addiction, and mental health disorders. I also offer counseling to the emerging adulthood population (Ages 18-29) who may be finding challenges navigating transitional events such as leaving home, finishing education, finding employment, redefining relationships with parents, and identity exploration.
As a dually licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Alcohol and Drug Counselor, the focus of my work is with adolescents (Ages 14-17) who are experiencing issues centered on complex trauma, addiction, and mental health disorders. I also offer counseling to the emerging adulthood population (Ages 18-29) who may be finding challenges navigating transitional events such as leaving home, finishing education, finding employment, redefining relationships with parents, and identity exploration.
(207) 802-0120 View (207) 802-0120
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Michele Mannion
Counselor, LCPC, PhD
Verified Verified
Camden, ME 04843
Waitlist for new clients
I strive to genuinely understand your experiences—we will work together to make sense and meaning out of your experiences and identify persistent, uncomfortable emotions which may hinder your ability to live a full and effective life, in the here and now. By examining experiences and arriving at a sense of “making sense,” you are able to have a keener awareness of your needs and purpose in life. My background is well suited to assisting clients in attending to the inter-connected aspects of mind, body, and spirit.
I strive to genuinely understand your experiences—we will work together to make sense and meaning out of your experiences and identify persistent, uncomfortable emotions which may hinder your ability to live a full and effective life, in the here and now. By examining experiences and arriving at a sense of “making sense,” you are able to have a keener awareness of your needs and purpose in life. My background is well suited to assisting clients in attending to the inter-connected aspects of mind, body, and spirit.
(207) 495-8173 View (207) 495-8173
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Jon St. Peter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Camden, ME 04843
Not accepting new clients
My practice is mainly grounded in psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and existential traditions, and I believe in the primary importance of the therapeutic alliance over manualized or brief therapies. Areas in which I have the greatest experience and insight include trauma, depression, anxiety, gender and LGBTQ affirmation issues, and explorations of personal meaningfulness and identity.
My practice is mainly grounded in psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and existential traditions, and I believe in the primary importance of the therapeutic alliance over manualized or brief therapies. Areas in which I have the greatest experience and insight include trauma, depression, anxiety, gender and LGBTQ affirmation issues, and explorations of personal meaningfulness and identity.
(207) 466-8923 View (207) 466-8923
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Jenny Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Camden, ME 04843
Not accepting new clients
I believe we each have our own individual stories and unique experiences in which we face a number of challenges. In my practice I offer a space for those wishing to explore issues, develop skills, and heal past injuries. Incorporating a joy of movement and adventure, I believe health is holistic—combining physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being and balance. I love to surround myself with nature through hiking with my sweet dog Nala, skiing, and gardening. I practice yoga, am a Certified Reiki Master Teacher, and believe in the energy and light within us all.
I believe we each have our own individual stories and unique experiences in which we face a number of challenges. In my practice I offer a space for those wishing to explore issues, develop skills, and heal past injuries. Incorporating a joy of movement and adventure, I believe health is holistic—combining physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being and balance. I love to surround myself with nature through hiking with my sweet dog Nala, skiing, and gardening. I practice yoga, am a Certified Reiki Master Teacher, and believe in the energy and light within us all.
(207) 223-3732 View (207) 223-3732
Photo of Anna Rich, LCPC, RDT, Counselor
Anna Rich
Counselor, LCPC, RDT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camden, ME 04843  (Online Only)
Intrusive thoughts can make you feel trapped, guilty, and confused. Perhaps these thoughts are distressing or scary and lead you to feel compelled to complete tasks or think certain things to make yourself feel better. You are not alone and this is not your fault. I utilize the evidence-based practice of Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy in conjunction with the creativity and playfulness of Drama Therapy to face these obsessions and compulsions head on with bravery and without shame. You are not your thoughts and they don’t have to keep controlling you!
Intrusive thoughts can make you feel trapped, guilty, and confused. Perhaps these thoughts are distressing or scary and lead you to feel compelled to complete tasks or think certain things to make yourself feel better. You are not alone and this is not your fault. I utilize the evidence-based practice of Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy in conjunction with the creativity and playfulness of Drama Therapy to face these obsessions and compulsions head on with bravery and without shame. You are not your thoughts and they don’t have to keep controlling you!
(207) 707-6941 View (207) 707-6941
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Barbara Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFA, MSW, LCSW, REAT
Verified Verified
Camden, ME 04843  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that therapy is a collaboration between therapist and client. My goal is to help you to live a full and satisfying life; through self-awareness, more flexible and creative coping skills, improved self-esteem and an increasing ability to make better decisions on your own behalf. I am able to form a therapeutic bond with a great variety of people and I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship.
I believe that therapy is a collaboration between therapist and client. My goal is to help you to live a full and satisfying life; through self-awareness, more flexible and creative coping skills, improved self-esteem and an increasing ability to make better decisions on your own behalf. I am able to form a therapeutic bond with a great variety of people and I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship.
(207) 245-1361 View (207) 245-1361
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Jenna Labbe-Watson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camden, ME 04843
Waitlist for new clients
My approach is all about cultivating a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship between my patients and me. I bring to therapy my years of experience working in special education, developmental therapy, restorative justice, and community mental health as well as my work as a financial counselor. My decade of studying and practicing Ayurveda deeply influences my understanding of individual constitutions and my approach to holistic healing. I work with individuals and couples from ages 16 years and up.
My approach is all about cultivating a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship between my patients and me. I bring to therapy my years of experience working in special education, developmental therapy, restorative justice, and community mental health as well as my work as a financial counselor. My decade of studying and practicing Ayurveda deeply influences my understanding of individual constitutions and my approach to holistic healing. I work with individuals and couples from ages 16 years and up.
(207) 230-6249 View (207) 230-6249
Photo of Kristen Winters, MEd, LCPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kristen Winters
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camden, ME 04843
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome! First, I want to recognize your strength as it takes courage to reach out to seek support for change. I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience working in mental health in variety of settings from community and school-based, residential treatment, and private practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns to include depression, anxiety, life events, family conflict, parenting challenges, interpersonal relationships, grief/loss, cancer diagnoses, ADHD, and trauma. I enjoy working with people of all ages.
Hello and welcome! First, I want to recognize your strength as it takes courage to reach out to seek support for change. I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience working in mental health in variety of settings from community and school-based, residential treatment, and private practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns to include depression, anxiety, life events, family conflict, parenting challenges, interpersonal relationships, grief/loss, cancer diagnoses, ADHD, and trauma. I enjoy working with people of all ages.
(207) 640-2452 View (207) 640-2452
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Julianna Pfeiffer
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Camden, ME 04843
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes we need to ask for help and lean into a reflective process to find or re-discover inner courage, gifts, or deeper truth. Relationship challenges, fears, physical or emotional pain and health issues are as much a part of our humanness as connection, creativity, love and joy. Whatever your challenge or yearning, the journey to healing starts with compassionate acceptance of you and your life situation.
Sometimes we need to ask for help and lean into a reflective process to find or re-discover inner courage, gifts, or deeper truth. Relationship challenges, fears, physical or emotional pain and health issues are as much a part of our humanness as connection, creativity, love and joy. Whatever your challenge or yearning, the journey to healing starts with compassionate acceptance of you and your life situation.
(207) 203-4460 View (207) 203-4460
Photo of Mitchell Markowitz, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mitchell Markowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Camden, ME 04843
I offer real help to get you through difficult times; in your relationship, job or with a personal stress. This is a direct, no-nonsense interactive process: I will help you see what is holding you back so you can reorganize to play a bigger game in your life. For over 16 years I have brought my full engagement and commitment to facilitate my clients in getting the results they are looking for. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression or high levels of stress this intensive short-term process will put you back in touch with your power to change.
I offer real help to get you through difficult times; in your relationship, job or with a personal stress. This is a direct, no-nonsense interactive process: I will help you see what is holding you back so you can reorganize to play a bigger game in your life. For over 16 years I have brought my full engagement and commitment to facilitate my clients in getting the results they are looking for. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression or high levels of stress this intensive short-term process will put you back in touch with your power to change.
(207) 209-1569 View (207) 209-1569
Photo of Emily Markowitz, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Emily Markowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camden, ME 04843  (Online Only)
Most of us have experienced small and large traumas throughout our lives, and we develop coping mechanisms instead of addressing emotions of the past that affect our present lives. The intention of this work is to help you grow and live fully and be capable of navigating relationships, stress, anxiety, whatever life throws at you. Learn skills and tools that will help you stand strong and become more satisfied with life. You are in charge of what you want to address and what you want to get out of our work. Whether you come as an individual or as a couple my work is to attune with you and help you move forward with your goals.
Most of us have experienced small and large traumas throughout our lives, and we develop coping mechanisms instead of addressing emotions of the past that affect our present lives. The intention of this work is to help you grow and live fully and be capable of navigating relationships, stress, anxiety, whatever life throws at you. Learn skills and tools that will help you stand strong and become more satisfied with life. You are in charge of what you want to address and what you want to get out of our work. Whether you come as an individual or as a couple my work is to attune with you and help you move forward with your goals.
(207) 518-7486 View (207) 518-7486
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Anna C. W. Aurora
Counselor, MA Psy, LCPC-c, CPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Camden, ME 04843
Not accepting new clients
I am a deep believer in the organic unfolding of our growth and purpose, and that we all possess the ability to hear our soul’s calling towards a more authentic and fulfilled life. Sometimes change is fluid, easeful and exciting. At other times, life speaks to us through crises, illness, burnout or relationship challenges… and other loud ways to make our inner voice known. Sometimes we don’t realize the guidance hidden in the chaos and we struggle to stay afloat. This is where we can use some extra support, and where I would love to help you listen in deeply… for often these difficulties hold the seeds of powerful transformation.
I am a deep believer in the organic unfolding of our growth and purpose, and that we all possess the ability to hear our soul’s calling towards a more authentic and fulfilled life. Sometimes change is fluid, easeful and exciting. At other times, life speaks to us through crises, illness, burnout or relationship challenges… and other loud ways to make our inner voice known. Sometimes we don’t realize the guidance hidden in the chaos and we struggle to stay afloat. This is where we can use some extra support, and where I would love to help you listen in deeply… for often these difficulties hold the seeds of powerful transformation.
(207) 218-0544 View (207) 218-0544
Photo of Carol Graff, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Carol Graff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Camden, ME 04843
Not accepting new clients
I have over 25 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker in gently supporting people as they explore difficulties in their lives, identify changes they want to make, and learn skills and practices that can help. I assist through deep empathic listening, noticing patterns, and challenging habitual thoughts and ways of coping that are no longer useful. If it's comfortable, I also encourage clients to check in with the felt experience they are having in their bodies during therapy. This can keep the work grounded and let us know whether it's making a difference.
I have over 25 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker in gently supporting people as they explore difficulties in their lives, identify changes they want to make, and learn skills and practices that can help. I assist through deep empathic listening, noticing patterns, and challenging habitual thoughts and ways of coping that are no longer useful. If it's comfortable, I also encourage clients to check in with the felt experience they are having in their bodies during therapy. This can keep the work grounded and let us know whether it's making a difference.
(207) 489-2621 View (207) 489-2621
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Whitney C Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Camden, ME 04843  (Online Only)
Whitney Hughes and Blue Mind Mental Health, LLC love helping and connecting with people. Stressed out, anxious, angry, lack of communication, depressed, over-scheduled, and overwhelmed are daily themes in my practice and the people I work with. Our lives ebb and flow and at times having a professional outside your closest circle to support you while you navigate can be extremely helpful. I am currently also accepting mental health and emotional wellness coaching clients. I also infuse the power of breathwork into our work together when deemed appropriate.
Whitney Hughes and Blue Mind Mental Health, LLC love helping and connecting with people. Stressed out, anxious, angry, lack of communication, depressed, over-scheduled, and overwhelmed are daily themes in my practice and the people I work with. Our lives ebb and flow and at times having a professional outside your closest circle to support you while you navigate can be extremely helpful. I am currently also accepting mental health and emotional wellness coaching clients. I also infuse the power of breathwork into our work together when deemed appropriate.
(207) 387-7277 View (207) 387-7277
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Cheryl M Nelson
Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Camden, ME 04843  (Online Only)
Re-connect with and strengthen the parts of you that have felt unheard and left behind. When we shift our inner relationships, the relationships in our outer world shift too, helping us feel more confident, connected and secure. With 30 years of experience, I offer respectful, engaging, holistic support with a healthy dose of humor!
Re-connect with and strengthen the parts of you that have felt unheard and left behind. When we shift our inner relationships, the relationships in our outer world shift too, helping us feel more confident, connected and secure. With 30 years of experience, I offer respectful, engaging, holistic support with a healthy dose of humor!
(207) 605-8220 View (207) 605-8220

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 04843

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 04843 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
81% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
77% Stress
74% Self Esteem
70% Grief
64% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Anthem | Elevance
66% Harvard Pilgrim
62% Maine Community Health Options

How Therapists in 04843 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
26% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 04843?

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.