Therapists in 20148

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Photo of Julieta Paulina Graves, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20148, VA
Julieta Paulina Graves
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
3 Endorsed
Broadlands, VA 20148
Seeing a therapist isn't only for people in major life crisis. People in everyday life situations can also benefit from therapy. We all need help at times to understand our feelings, deal with life's challenges and feel hopeful about the future. Life can feel like a roller coaster sometimes. It may take us high with the birth of a child or falling in love and it may drop us low mourning a loss, suffering abuse, or feeling immobilized by depression. Therapy can help you find ways to manage those emotions and promote your well-being.
Seeing a therapist isn't only for people in major life crisis. People in everyday life situations can also benefit from therapy. We all need help at times to understand our feelings, deal with life's challenges and feel hopeful about the future. Life can feel like a roller coaster sometimes. It may take us high with the birth of a child or falling in love and it may drop us low mourning a loss, suffering abuse, or feeling immobilized by depression. Therapy can help you find ways to manage those emotions and promote your well-being.
(703) 952-3789 View (703) 952-3789
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Natalie Bondy, Online Therapy Sevices
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148
Congratulations on taking the first step towards a happier, healthier you. As you continue to navigate life’s challenges, we will work to clarify your desired path forward, improve your coping skills, and help you enjoy a more mindful and present focused life. Together, we can identify and change unhealthy patterns that may be keeping you stuck, while also focusing on self care and the development of healthy habits. If you are looking for the convenience of video counseling, I welcome the opportunity to support you as you move towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards a happier, healthier you. As you continue to navigate life’s challenges, we will work to clarify your desired path forward, improve your coping skills, and help you enjoy a more mindful and present focused life. Together, we can identify and change unhealthy patterns that may be keeping you stuck, while also focusing on self care and the development of healthy habits. If you are looking for the convenience of video counseling, I welcome the opportunity to support you as you move towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(571) 601-4729 View (571) 601-4729
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Robyn Resh Davinic
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148  (Online Only)
If you are seeking to make some positive changes in your life or what to better understand how to cope with your current and past stressors, therapy can assist you. I work hard to get to know my clients and assist them in feeling heard and accepted. I encourage clients to tell me why they want to participate in therapy and what expectations they have for our time together. In sessions, I work to assist clients in identifying or naming their emotions to determine what life experiences have caused them stress or trauma and to understand what negative thoughts are contributing to their distress.
If you are seeking to make some positive changes in your life or what to better understand how to cope with your current and past stressors, therapy can assist you. I work hard to get to know my clients and assist them in feeling heard and accepted. I encourage clients to tell me why they want to participate in therapy and what expectations they have for our time together. In sessions, I work to assist clients in identifying or naming their emotions to determine what life experiences have caused them stress or trauma and to understand what negative thoughts are contributing to their distress.
(703) 570-1357 View (703) 570-1357
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Margaret Geroe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brambleton, VA 20148
I want to start by saying kudos to you for putting yourself out here and looking for a therapist. My name is Maggie, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. The main concerns I work with are depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, grief, stress, and life transitions. The primary modalities I use in my practice are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I believe that through our journey together, I can assist you with managing anxiety, depression, chronic illness, stress, and other challenges.
I want to start by saying kudos to you for putting yourself out here and looking for a therapist. My name is Maggie, and I am a licensed clinical social worker. The main concerns I work with are depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, grief, stress, and life transitions. The primary modalities I use in my practice are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I believe that through our journey together, I can assist you with managing anxiety, depression, chronic illness, stress, and other challenges.
(703) 596-1261 View (703) 596-1261
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Sue Simon LCSW Llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-R
Verified
Brambleton, VA 20148  (Online Only)
Welcome. Do you hear yourself saying, "I'm stuck. I don't know why I feel this way. I can't seem to change my circumstances. I want to get past my past and really live"? I believe I can help you. I engage clients with a comprehensive BioPsychSocial intake evaluation and then devise a plan with them as to the best and most effective course of treatment. My specialty is trauma recovery. I also treat many other areas of mental health. I am currently accepting new virtual clients. I hope to hear from you soon
Welcome. Do you hear yourself saying, "I'm stuck. I don't know why I feel this way. I can't seem to change my circumstances. I want to get past my past and really live"? I believe I can help you. I engage clients with a comprehensive BioPsychSocial intake evaluation and then devise a plan with them as to the best and most effective course of treatment. My specialty is trauma recovery. I also treat many other areas of mental health. I am currently accepting new virtual clients. I hope to hear from you soon
(571) 520-6914 View (571) 520-6914
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Analisse Reyes Collazo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brambleton, VA 20148  (Online Only)
I deeply believe in helping individuals achieve an optimal state of wellness. I am committed to providing a safe and non-judgmental space to help facilitate change. I utilize an integrated approach that uses both interpersonal and humanistic therapy, while also incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy and holistic interventions. My goal is to gain an understanding of my clients’ unique experiences and to use this understanding to treat their individual needs. I believe that healing can only begin to occur through a strong therapeutic relationship.
I deeply believe in helping individuals achieve an optimal state of wellness. I am committed to providing a safe and non-judgmental space to help facilitate change. I utilize an integrated approach that uses both interpersonal and humanistic therapy, while also incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy and holistic interventions. My goal is to gain an understanding of my clients’ unique experiences and to use this understanding to treat their individual needs. I believe that healing can only begin to occur through a strong therapeutic relationship.
(301) 215-2052 View (301) 215-2052
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Merri Katherine Davis
Pastoral Counselor, MA, MS, PhD
1 Endorsed
Ashburn, VA 20148  (Online Only)
Our values and self-identity are important factors in our lives. Understanding who we are is often the beginning of a self-awareness that reveals why we experience conflict. Even in our most important relationships at work, home or school conflict can develop as we fail to consider the significance our beliefs and priorities and how they may differ from those around us. Whether the conflict you are experiencing involves professional or personal relationships allow me to help you achieve the well-being and resilience you deserve.
Our values and self-identity are important factors in our lives. Understanding who we are is often the beginning of a self-awareness that reveals why we experience conflict. Even in our most important relationships at work, home or school conflict can develop as we fail to consider the significance our beliefs and priorities and how they may differ from those around us. Whether the conflict you are experiencing involves professional or personal relationships allow me to help you achieve the well-being and resilience you deserve.
(703) 997-6491 View (703) 997-6491
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Julie Kirkwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ashburn, VA 20148
I work with teens and adults who are experiencing struggles with depression and anxiety, as well as challenges with alcohol, weed, medication misuse and other substances. I also help those who are impacted by the use of substances by someone they love. My work includes helping people struggling with their biggest parenting challenges and life transitions. I've worked alongside teens, adults and families recovering from substance abuse, addiction and mental health issues for 16+ years. I do collaborative work to help others find peace and healing.
I work with teens and adults who are experiencing struggles with depression and anxiety, as well as challenges with alcohol, weed, medication misuse and other substances. I also help those who are impacted by the use of substances by someone they love. My work includes helping people struggling with their biggest parenting challenges and life transitions. I've worked alongside teens, adults and families recovering from substance abuse, addiction and mental health issues for 16+ years. I do collaborative work to help others find peace and healing.
(703) 386-7551 View (703) 386-7551
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Abigail Heit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a background in serving pregnant and parenting youth that have experienced trauma. I am well versed in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and I have advanced training in this area. Throughout my career, I have guided countless individuals in processing traumatic birth experiences, navigating the complexities of newborn feeding, adjusting to the transformative role of parenthood, and overcoming relationship obstacles after welcoming a baby.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a background in serving pregnant and parenting youth that have experienced trauma. I am well versed in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and I have advanced training in this area. Throughout my career, I have guided countless individuals in processing traumatic birth experiences, navigating the complexities of newborn feeding, adjusting to the transformative role of parenthood, and overcoming relationship obstacles after welcoming a baby.
(703) 782-5584 View (703) 782-5584
Photo of Georgia Gibson, Pre-Licensed Professional in 20148, VA
Georgia Gibson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RIC
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148  (Online Only)
I work with teens, young adults, and women who are navigating today’s stresses while working toward independence, growth, and change.
I work with teens, young adults, and women who are navigating today’s stresses while working toward independence, growth, and change.
(571) 496-9834 View (571) 496-9834
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Kyle Stephan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148
The building blocks of your identity are rooted in the relational experiences you had as a child, the world you lived in, the resources available, and the challenges life sent your way. You may have learned that some emotions or needs were not acceptable or tolerable, some needs would need to be met indirectly through adaptations (such as perfectionism, people pleasing, playing small or withdrawing), or that some needs might not be met at all and would need to be abandoned or minimized. My role is to help you make sense of who you are, how you got here, your patterns of relating, and how to create the relationships you long for.
The building blocks of your identity are rooted in the relational experiences you had as a child, the world you lived in, the resources available, and the challenges life sent your way. You may have learned that some emotions or needs were not acceptable or tolerable, some needs would need to be met indirectly through adaptations (such as perfectionism, people pleasing, playing small or withdrawing), or that some needs might not be met at all and would need to be abandoned or minimized. My role is to help you make sense of who you are, how you got here, your patterns of relating, and how to create the relationships you long for.
(540) 264-3085 View (540) 264-3085
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Ohana Life Solutions, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148  (Online Only)
Hello, my friends, are you feeling a little down, or feeling overwhelmed? Are you a teen or young adult who feels lost or in need of guidance. I have some openings and am looking to fill them. Sorry, I am an ONLINE therapist only, I find once people give it a try they don't mind it. If you want to try it, I offer a free 15 minute trial session. I work well with people who like to talk and find that is a part of their process. Do you find therapy too clinical and would like a little humor? I do my best to find that balance. If you just don't know what you need, I hope you will let me guide you to the right answer.
Hello, my friends, are you feeling a little down, or feeling overwhelmed? Are you a teen or young adult who feels lost or in need of guidance. I have some openings and am looking to fill them. Sorry, I am an ONLINE therapist only, I find once people give it a try they don't mind it. If you want to try it, I offer a free 15 minute trial session. I work well with people who like to talk and find that is a part of their process. Do you find therapy too clinical and would like a little humor? I do my best to find that balance. If you just don't know what you need, I hope you will let me guide you to the right answer.
(571) 946-5639 View (571) 946-5639
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Wendy Coates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148
Wendy W. Coates is a licensed marriage and family therapist who graduated from the University of California, Irvine, and the University of San Francisco. Wendy began her career in the juvenile justice system providing individual and group therapy to high-risk families. This setting was the foundation for her focus on treating domestic abuse, anger management, and trauma recovery. While living in California, she also worked as a psychiatric social worker providing acute in-patient treatment to individuals with mental illness, and as a family reunification therapist with Child Protective Services.
Wendy W. Coates is a licensed marriage and family therapist who graduated from the University of California, Irvine, and the University of San Francisco. Wendy began her career in the juvenile justice system providing individual and group therapy to high-risk families. This setting was the foundation for her focus on treating domestic abuse, anger management, and trauma recovery. While living in California, she also worked as a psychiatric social worker providing acute in-patient treatment to individuals with mental illness, and as a family reunification therapist with Child Protective Services.
(540) 253-4858 View (540) 253-4858
Photo of David Heebner, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20148, VA
David Heebner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148
Therapy is a journey of trust, hope, healing and change. Whether you are dealing with life disappointments, change, depression, anxiety, or any other emotional disturbance, I can help you find and maintain recovery. With over 3o years of experience in the mental health profession, I have witnessed client recovery from addictions of all kinds, as well as emotional challenges of all kinds by incorporating a refreshing blend of therapies with a biblical worldview. My goal is to aid clients in experiencing grace and transformation by learning how to let go of performance-based thinking.
Therapy is a journey of trust, hope, healing and change. Whether you are dealing with life disappointments, change, depression, anxiety, or any other emotional disturbance, I can help you find and maintain recovery. With over 3o years of experience in the mental health profession, I have witnessed client recovery from addictions of all kinds, as well as emotional challenges of all kinds by incorporating a refreshing blend of therapies with a biblical worldview. My goal is to aid clients in experiencing grace and transformation by learning how to let go of performance-based thinking.
(703) 935-2596 View (703) 935-2596
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Negar Ehsani
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148
Negar Ehsani earned her B.A. in Justice Studies in 2010 with a minor in Women's Studies from James Madison University and received her Master's degree in Social Work in 2013 from George Mason University. She is currently in her second year with LifeStance Health as a Supervisee in Clinical Social Work. Previously, Negar worked with children, adolescents and adults in state and local government settings for nine years, notably working with adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the community and at a local community college.
Negar Ehsani earned her B.A. in Justice Studies in 2010 with a minor in Women's Studies from James Madison University and received her Master's degree in Social Work in 2013 from George Mason University. She is currently in her second year with LifeStance Health as a Supervisee in Clinical Social Work. Previously, Negar worked with children, adolescents and adults in state and local government settings for nine years, notably working with adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the community and at a local community college.
(540) 701-3132 View (540) 701-3132
Photo of Brittany Belscher, Licensed Professional Counselor in 20148, VA
Brittany Belscher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148  (Online Only)
Whether you're seeking support for your child or adolescent, a young adult through the transition into adulthood, an athlete wanting to reach peak performance, or navigating the complexities of parenthood, I am here to help you on your transformative journey. My goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where individuals and families can navigate challenges, develop effective coping strategies, and foster personal growth. My practice approach to therapy is rooted in three core principles: an evidence-based approach, holistic perspective, and compassionate, gentle support.
Whether you're seeking support for your child or adolescent, a young adult through the transition into adulthood, an athlete wanting to reach peak performance, or navigating the complexities of parenthood, I am here to help you on your transformative journey. My goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where individuals and families can navigate challenges, develop effective coping strategies, and foster personal growth. My practice approach to therapy is rooted in three core principles: an evidence-based approach, holistic perspective, and compassionate, gentle support.
(571) 475-8252 View (571) 475-8252
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Camara Capel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I work with adolescents and adults motivated to challenge their anxiety. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and have experience working with anxiety disorders including OCD, social anxiety, panic disorder and phobias. I also often work with those struggling with ADHD, depression, grief, trauma and stress management.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia. I work with adolescents and adults motivated to challenge their anxiety. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and have experience working with anxiety disorders including OCD, social anxiety, panic disorder and phobias. I also often work with those struggling with ADHD, depression, grief, trauma and stress management.
(571) 556-4949 View (571) 556-4949
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Bansri Patel
Pre-Licensed Professional, LRC
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148
Bansri Patel is a Resident in Counseling in Virginia who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. She also holds a Master's degree in Forensic & Legal Psychology from Marymount University. As a resident, she is working towards her licensure to become an LPC. Bansri provides services for adolescents, individuals, and couples. Bansri works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship dysfunction, transitional stressors, and well as family conflicts.
Bansri Patel is a Resident in Counseling in Virginia who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. She also holds a Master's degree in Forensic & Legal Psychology from Marymount University. As a resident, she is working towards her licensure to become an LPC. Bansri provides services for adolescents, individuals, and couples. Bansri works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship dysfunction, transitional stressors, and well as family conflicts.
(540) 583-4311 View (540) 583-4311
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Carrie Nowell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148
Dr. Nowell believes therapy should be an empathetic, flexible process designed to meet the needs of the client. Therefore, she tends to focus on relationship issues, family dynamics, and coping mechanisms while attempting to reveal the personal strengths that lead to successful life engagement. Concerned with immediate relief but also focused on deeper change, Dr. Nowell works in short and long term interventions in order to increase functional capacities and address personality dynamics. Most recently, Dr. Nowell takes a trauma informed approach. At times, she uses EMDR and Ego State therapy techniques.
Dr. Nowell believes therapy should be an empathetic, flexible process designed to meet the needs of the client. Therefore, she tends to focus on relationship issues, family dynamics, and coping mechanisms while attempting to reveal the personal strengths that lead to successful life engagement. Concerned with immediate relief but also focused on deeper change, Dr. Nowell works in short and long term interventions in order to increase functional capacities and address personality dynamics. Most recently, Dr. Nowell takes a trauma informed approach. At times, she uses EMDR and Ego State therapy techniques.
(540) 917-5798 View (540) 917-5798
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Melissa Marks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Ashburn, VA 20148
I have an array of hands-on experience from initially beginning in healthcare and later transitioning into mental health. I received a master's degree in Marriage and Family in 2013 and a master's degree in Professional Counseling in 2015. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger, mood instability, and substance abuse. I believe that we all experience moments where we need additional support and someone to walk alongside us on our journey.
I have an array of hands-on experience from initially beginning in healthcare and later transitioning into mental health. I received a master's degree in Marriage and Family in 2013 and a master's degree in Professional Counseling in 2015. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger, mood instability, and substance abuse. I believe that we all experience moments where we need additional support and someone to walk alongside us on our journey.
(540) 584-8480 View (540) 584-8480

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Number of Therapists in 20148

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 20148 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
68% Self Esteem
67% Life Transitions
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Anthem | Elevance
67% Aetna
58% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20148 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
11% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20148?

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.