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Yvette Kearney - Rivers Of Hope Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chantilly, VA 20151  (Online Only)
Therapy is a journey that includes the commitment of wanting to better yourself. The first step of therapy may be challenging, but that does not mean you have to do it alone. You belong and you are accepted here. My counseling style includes being empathetic, showing compassion, being realistic, and person centered. I am an empathetic coach, an active listener, and an advocate for self-awareness. I have over 15 years of experience in mental health. I currently specialize in treatment for adults, and adolescents ages 13-17 years old. I work with clients who identify with emotional, behavioral, and cognitive health issues.
Therapy is a journey that includes the commitment of wanting to better yourself. The first step of therapy may be challenging, but that does not mean you have to do it alone. You belong and you are accepted here. My counseling style includes being empathetic, showing compassion, being realistic, and person centered. I am an empathetic coach, an active listener, and an advocate for self-awareness. I have over 15 years of experience in mental health. I currently specialize in treatment for adults, and adolescents ages 13-17 years old. I work with clients who identify with emotional, behavioral, and cognitive health issues.
(571) 946-2512 View (571) 946-2512
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Rule 62 Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chantilly, VA 20151  (Online Only)
Same week appointments available! Finding the right therapist can sometimes be a journey in itself. We have a team of therapists to ensure that we cover a variety of approaches and specialties. Each of our therapists bring with them unique insights and perspectives. Sometimes we don’t know what it is that is keeping us from reaching our goals or feeling better, but the answer is often within us and completely attainable through honest exploration, discovery, and diligent practice. Visit our website to learn more about our team.
Same week appointments available! Finding the right therapist can sometimes be a journey in itself. We have a team of therapists to ensure that we cover a variety of approaches and specialties. Each of our therapists bring with them unique insights and perspectives. Sometimes we don’t know what it is that is keeping us from reaching our goals or feeling better, but the answer is often within us and completely attainable through honest exploration, discovery, and diligent practice. Visit our website to learn more about our team.
(571) 546-3275 View (571) 546-3275
Beth Boothe Rivers Of Hope Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151
Hi, I'm Beth! I have a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I have been providing therapy services for many years, and have helped clients with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety/stress, anger management, social issues, grief/loss, and trauma.
Hi, I'm Beth! I have a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I have been providing therapy services for many years, and have helped clients with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety/stress, anger management, social issues, grief/loss, and trauma.
(571) 520-2857 View (571) 520-2857
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Shaina Lester- Rivers Of Hope Counseling
LPC Intern, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chantilly, VA 20151  (Online Only)
I am very passionate about assisting others on their healing journey. I use a non-judgmental and compassionate approach when working with clients. I have vast experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families as a whole. I have experience working with individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community. I have worked with many diagnoses’ including ADHD, ODD, Depression, Anxiety, Autism, PTSD, Gender Dysphoria, grief-loss issues, and more. During treatment, I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Family Systems, and more.
I am very passionate about assisting others on their healing journey. I use a non-judgmental and compassionate approach when working with clients. I have vast experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families as a whole. I have experience working with individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community. I have worked with many diagnoses’ including ADHD, ODD, Depression, Anxiety, Autism, PTSD, Gender Dysphoria, grief-loss issues, and more. During treatment, I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Family Systems, and more.
(571) 998-2015 View (571) 998-2015
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Embolden Psychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151
Dr. Siddique works eclectically to help clients understand their strengths, have a clearer understanding of obstacles that hold them back, and to help promote a sense of satisfaction, courage, and joy. She deeply respects the individuality of her clients and targets problems using strategies and treatments that speak best to each person. She values working collaboratively with parents, families, educators, and other treatment providers to make recommendations to enhance every client’s personal strengths and goals. Finally, she believes in the importance of between session support services by text, email, and phone, as needed.
Dr. Siddique works eclectically to help clients understand their strengths, have a clearer understanding of obstacles that hold them back, and to help promote a sense of satisfaction, courage, and joy. She deeply respects the individuality of her clients and targets problems using strategies and treatments that speak best to each person. She values working collaboratively with parents, families, educators, and other treatment providers to make recommendations to enhance every client’s personal strengths and goals. Finally, she believes in the importance of between session support services by text, email, and phone, as needed.
(571) 252-8266 View (571) 252-8266
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Charmaine R. Dockett-Rivers Of Hope Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151
**TeleHealth Counseling Available!** I bring authentic listening joined with the power of hope into the counseling relationship. When life brings its seasons of challenges and difficulties, I am confident that a road traveled together is the beginning of change. I believe in the uniqueness of individuals and without judgment, bring faith for the faithful and faithless. I compassionately help those struggling with relationship conflicts, self-esteem issues, trauma, addictions, partners suffering from sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, shame and spiritual brokenness.
**TeleHealth Counseling Available!** I bring authentic listening joined with the power of hope into the counseling relationship. When life brings its seasons of challenges and difficulties, I am confident that a road traveled together is the beginning of change. I believe in the uniqueness of individuals and without judgment, bring faith for the faithful and faithless. I compassionately help those struggling with relationship conflicts, self-esteem issues, trauma, addictions, partners suffering from sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, shame and spiritual brokenness.
(571) 200-4669 View (571) 200-4669
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Deborah Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, CSOTS
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151
Believing firmly in Cochran and Cochran's (2015) assertion that the therapeutic relationship between counselor and client is a potent force for change, I dedicate myself to guiding individuals through life's transitions with resilience and compassion. My specialized approach empowers clients to navigate challenging periods, fostering greater well-being through personalized support and collaboration. Together, we embark on a journey of self-discovery, ensuring no challenge is insurmountable.
Believing firmly in Cochran and Cochran's (2015) assertion that the therapeutic relationship between counselor and client is a potent force for change, I dedicate myself to guiding individuals through life's transitions with resilience and compassion. My specialized approach empowers clients to navigate challenging periods, fostering greater well-being through personalized support and collaboration. Together, we embark on a journey of self-discovery, ensuring no challenge is insurmountable.
(571) 347-2585 View (571) 347-2585
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Julie Linton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151
Having personally experienced the healing effects of therapy, I hope to be able to help others find the same. As a therapist with a background in eduction, and a mother of five children, I have dealt with numerous life experiences and challenges. We all experience stages in life when we struggle to understand our, or perhaps others', feelings or behaviors, and need help processing "life". In helping clients find healthy patterns, understand others, deal with unexpected grief, and find new perspectives, I have seen many clients find peace and clarity, ultimately transforming their lives for the better.
Having personally experienced the healing effects of therapy, I hope to be able to help others find the same. As a therapist with a background in eduction, and a mother of five children, I have dealt with numerous life experiences and challenges. We all experience stages in life when we struggle to understand our, or perhaps others', feelings or behaviors, and need help processing "life". In helping clients find healthy patterns, understand others, deal with unexpected grief, and find new perspectives, I have seen many clients find peace and clarity, ultimately transforming their lives for the better.
(571) 464-6412 View (571) 464-6412
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MidLife Refocus-Behavioral change programs
MEd, CHT, NSCA-PT
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151
Waitlist for new clients
When a person realizes that self awareness is the only long term solution, they will seek only to understand themselves. No longer do they seek to blame the outside world for their thoughts or feelings. My ideal client is one who seeks to do the work to evolve . Together we start the journey to locate the "inner" barriers that may be holding you back. We do the work to gain control of your thoughts and feelings that are keeping you feeling "stuck". Lasting relief comes from learning techniques which are less about problem-solving and more about letting-go of old beliefs and habits. Know thyself and the whole world changes!
When a person realizes that self awareness is the only long term solution, they will seek only to understand themselves. No longer do they seek to blame the outside world for their thoughts or feelings. My ideal client is one who seeks to do the work to evolve . Together we start the journey to locate the "inner" barriers that may be holding you back. We do the work to gain control of your thoughts and feelings that are keeping you feeling "stuck". Lasting relief comes from learning techniques which are less about problem-solving and more about letting-go of old beliefs and habits. Know thyself and the whole world changes!
(571) 765-3698 View (571) 765-3698
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Kaci Kreilach
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Kaci and I am here to provide you with a safe, comfortable space to process through the difficult, stressful, hardships that so many of us face each day. Let me help you take a journey and explore what is preventing you from moving forward. Please know that I am non‐judgmental, reliable, compassionate, and committed to my clients. I adhere to ethical principles and treat people with dignity and respect. Whether you have past traumas or are experiencing difficulties today, you deserve to have a listening ear as your feelings and emotions are all valid and should be expressed.
Hi, my name is Kaci and I am here to provide you with a safe, comfortable space to process through the difficult, stressful, hardships that so many of us face each day. Let me help you take a journey and explore what is preventing you from moving forward. Please know that I am non‐judgmental, reliable, compassionate, and committed to my clients. I adhere to ethical principles and treat people with dignity and respect. Whether you have past traumas or are experiencing difficulties today, you deserve to have a listening ear as your feelings and emotions are all valid and should be expressed.
(571) 487-8603 View (571) 487-8603
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Judy Valeski, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chantilly, VA 20151
I specialize in depression and anxiety, communication skills, couples counseling, grief and loss, single parenting, career counseling, and chronic illness. As a Resident in Counseling, I tend to use aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as we work together to help clients see immediate connections between their thoughts and their current actions. This often allows for acknowledgement and change to occur sooner, and clients can experience the satisfaction from the results of their hard work.
I specialize in depression and anxiety, communication skills, couples counseling, grief and loss, single parenting, career counseling, and chronic illness. As a Resident in Counseling, I tend to use aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as we work together to help clients see immediate connections between their thoughts and their current actions. This often allows for acknowledgement and change to occur sooner, and clients can experience the satisfaction from the results of their hard work.
(703) 291-0721 View (703) 291-0721
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Elizabeth Paul Therapist At Rivers Of Hope Counseling
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151  (Online Only)
Beth sees her clients truly from the perspective that they are the heart of the work she does. She recognizes that each person is the best representation of who they are and how they connect with themselves and others in their own life. She is a therapist who lends her training, personality, and demeanor to becoming a guide and mentor along the way for her clients. Beth is authentic and genuine as she moves through getting to know her clients and helping them form personal treatment plans during their therapy journey. Her clients often report that they connect with themselves on deeper levels than they initially thought possible.
Beth sees her clients truly from the perspective that they are the heart of the work she does. She recognizes that each person is the best representation of who they are and how they connect with themselves and others in their own life. She is a therapist who lends her training, personality, and demeanor to becoming a guide and mentor along the way for her clients. Beth is authentic and genuine as she moves through getting to know her clients and helping them form personal treatment plans during their therapy journey. Her clients often report that they connect with themselves on deeper levels than they initially thought possible.
(571) 556-7624 View (571) 556-7624
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Claire Tran - Rivers Of Hope Counseling
Resident in Counseling, LRIC, MA
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m Claire Foote, a Licensed Resident in Counseling. I received my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in the outpatient setting. My clinical focus is anxiety disorders, mood disorders such as depression, life transitional concerns, coping skill enhancement, and trauma-informed care. My clinical approach focuses on a mix of Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused approaches.
Hello! I’m Claire Foote, a Licensed Resident in Counseling. I received my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in the outpatient setting. My clinical focus is anxiety disorders, mood disorders such as depression, life transitional concerns, coping skill enhancement, and trauma-informed care. My clinical approach focuses on a mix of Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused approaches.
(571) 946-2930 View (571) 946-2930
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Lauren Blitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chantilly, VA 20151  (Online Only)
Do you want to become more aligned with your values and the life and relationships you want for yourself? When people first contemplate questions like this they may feel overwhelmed. Therapy can provide a safe space for us to begin living into the answers of questions that build our self awareness, understanding of those we love, and ability to navigate the circumstances we face in our lives and environment.
Do you want to become more aligned with your values and the life and relationships you want for yourself? When people first contemplate questions like this they may feel overwhelmed. Therapy can provide a safe space for us to begin living into the answers of questions that build our self awareness, understanding of those we love, and ability to navigate the circumstances we face in our lives and environment.
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Deborah Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151
In a world where many feel their life is out of control or in chaose, I offer a safe place to attain a new sense of serenity through common sense counseling. I specialize in helping adults and adolescents untangle and overcome life's disappointments and difficult experiences by offering new perspectives, and new coping strategies through a Christian worldview. My goal is to help the hurting identify the origin of their pain, suffering and damaging behaviors and to find a new, life-long sense of emotional sobriety and overall good health.
In a world where many feel their life is out of control or in chaose, I offer a safe place to attain a new sense of serenity through common sense counseling. I specialize in helping adults and adolescents untangle and overcome life's disappointments and difficult experiences by offering new perspectives, and new coping strategies through a Christian worldview. My goal is to help the hurting identify the origin of their pain, suffering and damaging behaviors and to find a new, life-long sense of emotional sobriety and overall good health.
(703) 348-2900 View (703) 348-2900
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Avis C Edwards- Rivers Of Hope Counseling
Resident in Counseling, MA, LMHP-R
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Avis Edwards. I’m a Licensed Resident in Counseling. I have 14 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with children, adolescents, and adults with varying mental health and co-occurring disorders. I provide culturally sensitive individual, family, group psychotherapy, and crisis counseling.
Hello! My name is Avis Edwards. I’m a Licensed Resident in Counseling. I have 14 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with children, adolescents, and adults with varying mental health and co-occurring disorders. I provide culturally sensitive individual, family, group psychotherapy, and crisis counseling.
(571) 200-3011 View (571) 200-3011
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Anastasia St Cloud
Pastoral Counselor, MA, CHBC
Not Verified Not Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151  (Online Only)
Counseling/Coaching is a journey of trust, hope, healing and change - through the mind, body, and soul. Whether you are dealing with a break-up, separation, family/life issues, life disappointments, change, depression, anxiety, or any other emotional disturbance or any other personal challenge, I would like to come along side you to help guide you through it. Make shifts in your mind and life that will serve you and change your life in ways you never thought could be. My goal is to come alongside clients in experiencing grace and transformation by learning how to let go of performance-based thinking
Counseling/Coaching is a journey of trust, hope, healing and change - through the mind, body, and soul. Whether you are dealing with a break-up, separation, family/life issues, life disappointments, change, depression, anxiety, or any other emotional disturbance or any other personal challenge, I would like to come along side you to help guide you through it. Make shifts in your mind and life that will serve you and change your life in ways you never thought could be. My goal is to come alongside clients in experiencing grace and transformation by learning how to let go of performance-based thinking
(571) 200-2372 View (571) 200-2372
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Ashley Rogers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151
Welcome, I’m Ashley! I am so proud of you for putting yourself first by beginning/re-entering your therapy journey. I’d first like to tell you that I have a deep devotion to my therapeutic approach, which is person-centered and trauma-informed. The foundation of my work is knowing you are the expert of yourself and have everything you need already inside of you. While I join you with a few tools and maps, you are the captain leading your own ship on our voyage. Setting sail on our quest, my hope is that you experience a meaningful return to yourself. Life is much more fruitful when we work with ourselves, not against ourselves.
Welcome, I’m Ashley! I am so proud of you for putting yourself first by beginning/re-entering your therapy journey. I’d first like to tell you that I have a deep devotion to my therapeutic approach, which is person-centered and trauma-informed. The foundation of my work is knowing you are the expert of yourself and have everything you need already inside of you. While I join you with a few tools and maps, you are the captain leading your own ship on our voyage. Setting sail on our quest, my hope is that you experience a meaningful return to yourself. Life is much more fruitful when we work with ourselves, not against ourselves.
(571) 200-5195 View (571) 200-5195
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David Heebner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151
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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Yamilet Cardenas - Rivers Of Hope Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHP-R, MA
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20151  (Online Only)
In a field such as counseling having an ideal client would take away the uniqueness each client brings. With that being said my ideal client is one that is open to becoming the best version of themselves.
In a field such as counseling having an ideal client would take away the uniqueness each client brings. With that being said my ideal client is one that is open to becoming the best version of themselves.
(757) 895-7792 View (757) 895-7792

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20151

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 20151 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
71% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Anthem | Elevance
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20151 see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20151?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.