Therapists in 21133

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Jeanette Debra Watkins
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MS, NCC
Verified
Randallstown, MD 21133
I will help you heal past hurts to move towards your current life's goals and becoming your best self. I provide a safe, restorative place to work on establishing healthy relationships and boundaries thereby allowing you to heal from depression, anxiety, grief and loss ( no matter how long it's been), divorce and separation. If you desire, we will explore spiritual struggles and provide you an open space for holistic healing. I operate from a strengths perspective and utilize psychological and spiritual interventions including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Person Centered Therapy. I also offer Mindfulness Training focused on calm and peace.
I will help you heal past hurts to move towards your current life's goals and becoming your best self. I provide a safe, restorative place to work on establishing healthy relationships and boundaries thereby allowing you to heal from depression, anxiety, grief and loss ( no matter how long it's been), divorce and separation. If you desire, we will explore spiritual struggles and provide you an open space for holistic healing. I operate from a strengths perspective and utilize psychological and spiritual interventions including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Person Centered Therapy. I also offer Mindfulness Training focused on calm and peace.
(410) 324-6722 View (410) 324-6722
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Brittany Walker
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Randallstown, MD 21133  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life constantly throws all of us curve balls that require us to take a step back and reassess how to navigate those things we cannot control. This can often be hard to do when we lack an outside perspective and a safe space to process all the struggles we individually deal with in life. In a world where empathy is being encouraged and promoted, we often forget how to extend that same empathy to ourselves. As an experienced therapist, my goal is to provide a safe space for my clients to be vulnerable, grow, and increase their own satisfaction in their daily living.
Life constantly throws all of us curve balls that require us to take a step back and reassess how to navigate those things we cannot control. This can often be hard to do when we lack an outside perspective and a safe space to process all the struggles we individually deal with in life. In a world where empathy is being encouraged and promoted, we often forget how to extend that same empathy to ourselves. As an experienced therapist, my goal is to provide a safe space for my clients to be vulnerable, grow, and increase their own satisfaction in their daily living.
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Multi-Dimensional Community Health Services Inc.
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC-S, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Randallstown, MD 21133
No matter what his/her mental health issues are, my ideal client is one who is ready and determined to change for the better as he/she uses his/her potentials to attain his/her personal and professional goals in his/her family and community.
No matter what his/her mental health issues are, my ideal client is one who is ready and determined to change for the better as he/she uses his/her potentials to attain his/her personal and professional goals in his/her family and community.
(443) 819-1447 View (443) 819-1447
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Valeri Hampton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LCADC
Verified
Randallstown, MD 21133
Sometimes life changes can be very painful and or challenging. I work with clients experiencing a broad range of concerns. I can help you work through your situation so that you feel less overwhelmed, more at peace, in control, and better able to focus on the best path moving forward. I have an extensive background in mental health care. I am a licensed therapist who concentrates on helping those who have experienced anxiety, depression, substance use issues, grief, and and trauma. I currently have openings for Telehealth sessions in the evenings and some weekends.
Sometimes life changes can be very painful and or challenging. I work with clients experiencing a broad range of concerns. I can help you work through your situation so that you feel less overwhelmed, more at peace, in control, and better able to focus on the best path moving forward. I have an extensive background in mental health care. I am a licensed therapist who concentrates on helping those who have experienced anxiety, depression, substance use issues, grief, and and trauma. I currently have openings for Telehealth sessions in the evenings and some weekends.
(240) 442-1098 View (240) 442-1098
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Elisha Montgomery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Randallstown, MD 21133  (Online Only)
Are you in need of an understanding, non-judgmental, and attentive person who you can talk to that will be there to actively listen? Are you feeling sad and down because of how the world has changed as a result of the pandemic? Are you overwhelmed and anxious and need a little help overcoming your current life stressors ? Do you need someone who is unbiased that will help motivate you, and help you uncover your strengths and potential? If so, I am that person you are looking for.
Are you in need of an understanding, non-judgmental, and attentive person who you can talk to that will be there to actively listen? Are you feeling sad and down because of how the world has changed as a result of the pandemic? Are you overwhelmed and anxious and need a little help overcoming your current life stressors ? Do you need someone who is unbiased that will help motivate you, and help you uncover your strengths and potential? If so, I am that person you are looking for.
(410) 376-8326 View (410) 376-8326
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Akiba E Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Randallstown, MD 21133  (Online Only)
At the heart of the Center of Unlimited Peace (C.U.P.), our commitment goes beyond therapeutic care – it's about creating a sanctuary where you, as a woman navigating life's challenges, can find solace, understanding, and unwavering support. Life's journey can be complex, and at C.U.P., we acknowledge the unique experiences and emotions that each woman brings. We strive to be a confidential, personalized, and culturally sensitive space where your feelings of value, strength, and fulfillment can flourish.
At the heart of the Center of Unlimited Peace (C.U.P.), our commitment goes beyond therapeutic care – it's about creating a sanctuary where you, as a woman navigating life's challenges, can find solace, understanding, and unwavering support. Life's journey can be complex, and at C.U.P., we acknowledge the unique experiences and emotions that each woman brings. We strive to be a confidential, personalized, and culturally sensitive space where your feelings of value, strength, and fulfillment can flourish.
(410) 587-2224 View (410) 587-2224
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Ashley Cutler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Randallstown, MD 21133  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel alone, unsupported, judged or misunderstood in your mental health journey? Navigating a mental health problem can be isolating, frustrating, and overwhelming, especially if you feel like no one understands and you feel stuck in the same spot repeatedly. We all need someone to lean on during tough times, no matter how much we know. A lot of times we just want the suffering and struggle to stop. To wake up and for things to be different. To stop the wrestling with your thoughts and emotions. Although I can't promise a magical solution, I can commit to creating a non-judgmental, respectful, and open space for you.
Do you ever feel alone, unsupported, judged or misunderstood in your mental health journey? Navigating a mental health problem can be isolating, frustrating, and overwhelming, especially if you feel like no one understands and you feel stuck in the same spot repeatedly. We all need someone to lean on during tough times, no matter how much we know. A lot of times we just want the suffering and struggle to stop. To wake up and for things to be different. To stop the wrestling with your thoughts and emotions. Although I can't promise a magical solution, I can commit to creating a non-judgmental, respectful, and open space for you.
(410) 755-5739 View (410) 755-5739
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Unleashing Potential LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified
Randallstown, MD 21133  (Online Only)
We work with children and adults ages 5 to 65 who need additional support with life skills. If you or someone you know needs support with improving their daily living activities (like communication skills, social skills, coping skills, anger management, conflict resolution, self-esteem, money management, school performance, vocational skills, job performance, and more) our Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) Services can help. Our participants face a variety of challenges including, attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior disorders. We help participants identify their strengths and be the best they can be.
We work with children and adults ages 5 to 65 who need additional support with life skills. If you or someone you know needs support with improving their daily living activities (like communication skills, social skills, coping skills, anger management, conflict resolution, self-esteem, money management, school performance, vocational skills, job performance, and more) our Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) Services can help. Our participants face a variety of challenges including, attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior disorders. We help participants identify their strengths and be the best they can be.
(410) 421-7141 View (410) 421-7141
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Life Worth Living
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CTP
Verified
Randallstown, MD 21133
Life is just like a garden in the aspect of: growth, change, nurturance, dedication, resiliency, time, and patience. Does your garden need some extra sunlight or water? Sometimes, we may face challenges that aren’t meant for us to deal with them alone. We may need someone to help us process our thoughts, in this journey of life. We must identify the root cause of our problems, whether it's hereditary, genetic, adverse childhood experiences, or possibly intergenerational transmission. We can go on that journey together! Maintaining and sustaining your garden is the ultimate goal.
Life is just like a garden in the aspect of: growth, change, nurturance, dedication, resiliency, time, and patience. Does your garden need some extra sunlight or water? Sometimes, we may face challenges that aren’t meant for us to deal with them alone. We may need someone to help us process our thoughts, in this journey of life. We must identify the root cause of our problems, whether it's hereditary, genetic, adverse childhood experiences, or possibly intergenerational transmission. We can go on that journey together! Maintaining and sustaining your garden is the ultimate goal.
(443) 233-0722 View (443) 233-0722
New Antioch Baptist Church
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Randallstown, MD 21133
Not accepting new clients
As a pastoral counselor, I offer professional faith-based counseling services, which encompass both theological and psychological components to those persons who are in need of becoming whole emotionally, mentally, relationally, and spiritually. This Christian perspective is grace-filled, confidential, and respectful to assist individuals with restoration and reconciliation so that a more fulfilling and fruitful life may be accomplished in the framework of relationships, family, church, community, and workplace.
As a pastoral counselor, I offer professional faith-based counseling services, which encompass both theological and psychological components to those persons who are in need of becoming whole emotionally, mentally, relationally, and spiritually. This Christian perspective is grace-filled, confidential, and respectful to assist individuals with restoration and reconciliation so that a more fulfilling and fruitful life may be accomplished in the framework of relationships, family, church, community, and workplace.
(410) 983-3746 View (410) 983-3746
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Maryland Couples and Relationship Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Randallstown, MD 21133
Unhappy with your marriage or other significant relationship? Are you tired of the struggles and lack of connection? I can help! I specialize in marriage, family, and relationship counseling because I believe that positive, nurturing, and supportive relationships are essential to living a happy, emotionally-fulfilling life. My practice centers on helping relationships heal and thrive, with an eye towards restoring the harmonious balance and intimate closeness we desire and need. I have over 15 years experience working with couples and families, employing the most clinically proven methods for achieving success with clilents of all backgrounds.
Unhappy with your marriage or other significant relationship? Are you tired of the struggles and lack of connection? I can help! I specialize in marriage, family, and relationship counseling because I believe that positive, nurturing, and supportive relationships are essential to living a happy, emotionally-fulfilling life. My practice centers on helping relationships heal and thrive, with an eye towards restoring the harmonious balance and intimate closeness we desire and need. I have over 15 years experience working with couples and families, employing the most clinically proven methods for achieving success with clilents of all backgrounds.
(443) 502-0951 View (443) 502-0951
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Melissa Watson-Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Randallstown, MD 21133  (Online Only)
Do you feel disconnected with no support? Are you experiencing a big change or life transition that you are struggling to manage or get through? I will work with you to identify the obstacles preventing you from experiencing the life you want. Together we will explore the meaning of change and create strategies that help you recognize and overcome the automatic thoughts that are keeping you frozen in place. I work with adults who want to lead lives free from the inner conflict trapping them in a cycle of fear, anxiety, depression, dissatisfaction, and low self-esteem.
Do you feel disconnected with no support? Are you experiencing a big change or life transition that you are struggling to manage or get through? I will work with you to identify the obstacles preventing you from experiencing the life you want. Together we will explore the meaning of change and create strategies that help you recognize and overcome the automatic thoughts that are keeping you frozen in place. I work with adults who want to lead lives free from the inner conflict trapping them in a cycle of fear, anxiety, depression, dissatisfaction, and low self-esteem.
(410) 983-6796 View (410) 983-6796
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Sara Ruiz
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Randallstown, MD 21133
Is your family struggling right now? Is your child having issues in school? Are you feeling hopeless or helpless? Have you undergone a traumatic event you have not been able to talk about or work through? I understand these things can be difficult and therapy is something that could assist you in moving forward in your life. I believe that reaching out to a therapist is a great place to start and I would appreciate the opportunity to be that person.
Is your family struggling right now? Is your child having issues in school? Are you feeling hopeless or helpless? Have you undergone a traumatic event you have not been able to talk about or work through? I understand these things can be difficult and therapy is something that could assist you in moving forward in your life. I believe that reaching out to a therapist is a great place to start and I would appreciate the opportunity to be that person.
(410) 927-6136 View (410) 927-6136
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Loretta Elizalde Consulting Services
Counselor, LCPC-S, MHS, ABD, CAC-AD, SUPERV
Verified
Randallstown, MD 21133
Leaving the corporate world after the passing of my Brother and Mother I entered Counseling, Human Services in 1977. Initially rendering Substance Use Disorders treatment services. This began my knowledge and experience within an Outreach Outpatient Counseling site. I re-entered school to study Psychology and Mental Health. LECS provides outpatient services to ages 6+, adolescents, teens, young adults, couples, families all LGBTQ sensitive. Issues of concern are substance use, pre-marital/marital, family adjustment, generalized anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, eating, gambling, sexual addiction, trauma, employment stress, grief/bereavement, social, family, parenting/sibling problems and support issues.
Leaving the corporate world after the passing of my Brother and Mother I entered Counseling, Human Services in 1977. Initially rendering Substance Use Disorders treatment services. This began my knowledge and experience within an Outreach Outpatient Counseling site. I re-entered school to study Psychology and Mental Health. LECS provides outpatient services to ages 6+, adolescents, teens, young adults, couples, families all LGBTQ sensitive. Issues of concern are substance use, pre-marital/marital, family adjustment, generalized anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, eating, gambling, sexual addiction, trauma, employment stress, grief/bereavement, social, family, parenting/sibling problems and support issues.
(410) 941-3092 View (410) 941-3092
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Tree of Life Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Randallstown, MD 21133
Our team of experienced male and female therapists provide counseling to children, adolescents, couples and families of all ages. Many of our clients are struggling with anxiety, depression, serious relationship conflict, a trauma disorder or a child's behavior problem and often find it difficult coping day to day. The therapeutic process is liberating once begun, indeed it is life-transforming. Trust that you will emerge stronger and more self-aware now able to reclaim that special, essential "You", that you always knew was there but couldn't quite seem to get in touch with. Start your therapy journey today!
Our team of experienced male and female therapists provide counseling to children, adolescents, couples and families of all ages. Many of our clients are struggling with anxiety, depression, serious relationship conflict, a trauma disorder or a child's behavior problem and often find it difficult coping day to day. The therapeutic process is liberating once begun, indeed it is life-transforming. Trust that you will emerge stronger and more self-aware now able to reclaim that special, essential "You", that you always knew was there but couldn't quite seem to get in touch with. Start your therapy journey today!
(410) 343-7146 View (410) 343-7146
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Live Well & Thrive Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Randallstown, MD 21133
Not accepting new clients
Do you want to live a more fulfilling life but find yourself consumed by negative thoughts? Are you stressed and don't' know how to get relief? Are you unaware of your strengths and talents? Are you in a troubled relationship? Do you have dreams that you wish to pursue but don't know how to achieve them? Do you feel trapped by a troubled childhood? If the answer if yes, please know that you do not have to continue to suffer. I would like to help you shift your focus so that you may heal, live well, and thrive.
Do you want to live a more fulfilling life but find yourself consumed by negative thoughts? Are you stressed and don't' know how to get relief? Are you unaware of your strengths and talents? Are you in a troubled relationship? Do you have dreams that you wish to pursue but don't know how to achieve them? Do you feel trapped by a troubled childhood? If the answer if yes, please know that you do not have to continue to suffer. I would like to help you shift your focus so that you may heal, live well, and thrive.
(410) 927-8914 View (410) 927-8914
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Donica Harper
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC-S
Verified
5 Endorsed
Randallstown, MD 21133
Are you feeling invisible? Angry about a breakup? Have you recently experienced a loss/death? Do you feel misunderstood? Are you experiencing more pain, burnout, and/or fatigue than normal? Does your adolescent need extra support? Is your family/relationship falling apart? If your answer to any of these questions is "Yes," or even if you have questions of your own, it may be time to reach out and talk through those thoughts and feelings. I would be delighted to be the person you reach out to.
Are you feeling invisible? Angry about a breakup? Have you recently experienced a loss/death? Do you feel misunderstood? Are you experiencing more pain, burnout, and/or fatigue than normal? Does your adolescent need extra support? Is your family/relationship falling apart? If your answer to any of these questions is "Yes," or even if you have questions of your own, it may be time to reach out and talk through those thoughts and feelings. I would be delighted to be the person you reach out to.
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Seed and Harvest Counseling Services,LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Randallstown, MD 21133  (Online Only)
Are you worried all of the time? Are you tired of doing the same thing yet getting the same results? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone! Reclaim your peace of mind and live the life you deserve. We work to create a safe space for you to gain insight and direction in order to take control of your life. Let's tap into the strengths that you possess to make the rest of your life the best of your life. Don't keep putting off for tomorrow what you can accomplish today.
Are you worried all of the time? Are you tired of doing the same thing yet getting the same results? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone! Reclaim your peace of mind and live the life you deserve. We work to create a safe space for you to gain insight and direction in order to take control of your life. Let's tap into the strengths that you possess to make the rest of your life the best of your life. Don't keep putting off for tomorrow what you can accomplish today.
(410) 981-9963 View (410) 981-9963
Merlene J Blair-Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Randallstown, MD 21133
Waitlist for new clients
I am an experienced therapist and life coach who specializes in working with couples, families and individuals who are at a crossroad in their lives. Coaching is one of the many modalities I use to assist clients in moving forward.
I am an experienced therapist and life coach who specializes in working with couples, families and individuals who are at a crossroad in their lives. Coaching is one of the many modalities I use to assist clients in moving forward.
(410) 205-1129 View (410) 205-1129
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GIFTS Mental Health Clinic
Psychologist
Verified
Randallstown, MD 21133
In 2006, Dr. Akintunde Morakinyo was inspired to achieve a lifelong dream to develop a private practice with a focus on children and adolescents. GIFTS has evolved into a robust mental health clinic that serves the needs of children, adults and families. We pursue the values of compassion, respect and excellence in our services. We empower our clients to unwrap and maximize their potential.
In 2006, Dr. Akintunde Morakinyo was inspired to achieve a lifelong dream to develop a private practice with a focus on children and adolescents. GIFTS has evolved into a robust mental health clinic that serves the needs of children, adults and families. We pursue the values of compassion, respect and excellence in our services. We empower our clients to unwrap and maximize their potential.
(410) 941-8495 View (410) 941-8495

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Number of Therapists in 21133

30+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 21133 who prioritize treating:

84% Depression
81% Anxiety
68% Self Esteem
57% Relationship Issues
57% Grief
57% Trauma and PTSD
54% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% CareFirst
74% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 21133 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
7% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 21133?

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.