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Harleigh Humphries
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Hi there! I'm Harleigh Humphries, a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia. I provide services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, burnout, grief, trauma, marriage and relationship conflicts. I believe that therapy looks different for every person and that there is no "one size fits all" approach. I always aim to provide a welcoming space where you can feel safe and comfortable while you go through your own journey of growth and healing.
Hi there! I'm Harleigh Humphries, a Resident in Counseling in the state of Virginia. I provide services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families and specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, burnout, grief, trauma, marriage and relationship conflicts. I believe that therapy looks different for every person and that there is no "one size fits all" approach. I always aim to provide a welcoming space where you can feel safe and comfortable while you go through your own journey of growth and healing.
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Sarah Clanton
Resident in Counseling, MEd, RIC
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193  (Online Only)
I work with diverse and often marginalized individuals. I have experience working with neurodivergent individuals, including those on the spectrum and members of the queer community. Many of my clients have complex trauma or are experiencing major life transitions, others have personality disorders. All of them are unique individuals seeking to heal or work on their personal development. I strive to provide a safe and inclusive environment for my client's therapeutic work. I believe that my clients are capable individuals seeking tools, perspectives, and knowledge to help them navigate their life's path.
I work with diverse and often marginalized individuals. I have experience working with neurodivergent individuals, including those on the spectrum and members of the queer community. Many of my clients have complex trauma or are experiencing major life transitions, others have personality disorders. All of them are unique individuals seeking to heal or work on their personal development. I strive to provide a safe and inclusive environment for my client's therapeutic work. I believe that my clients are capable individuals seeking tools, perspectives, and knowledge to help them navigate their life's path.
(571) 200-4523 View (571) 200-4523
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Scott F Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Waitlist for new clients
Have trouble connecting with others? Not sure what to say or how to start? Want to join in but feel apprehensive? Often feel like making friends is equivalent to climbing EVEREST! You are NOT alone. Whether you struggle with understanding or reading social and relational cues, or you KNOW what to do, but the task seems overwhelming, I am here to help. The lack of close and meaningful relationships can amplify anxiety, onset depression and significantly undermine the quality of life we desire and dream about. If this sounds like YOU there is a way forward. Visit me online from anywhere in Virginia or in person in Northern Virginia.
Have trouble connecting with others? Not sure what to say or how to start? Want to join in but feel apprehensive? Often feel like making friends is equivalent to climbing EVEREST! You are NOT alone. Whether you struggle with understanding or reading social and relational cues, or you KNOW what to do, but the task seems overwhelming, I am here to help. The lack of close and meaningful relationships can amplify anxiety, onset depression and significantly undermine the quality of life we desire and dream about. If this sounds like YOU there is a way forward. Visit me online from anywhere in Virginia or in person in Northern Virginia.
(703) 215-9753 View (703) 215-9753
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Alaina Mazer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with adolescents and adults. I have been working in community mental health with over 13 years experience treating anxiety, depression, anger management, pro-social skills, ADHD and other mental health ailments. I provide individual treatment services for adolescents and adults, with an emphasis on client-centered approaches.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with adolescents and adults. I have been working in community mental health with over 13 years experience treating anxiety, depression, anger management, pro-social skills, ADHD and other mental health ailments. I provide individual treatment services for adolescents and adults, with an emphasis on client-centered approaches.
(703) 782-8652 View (703) 782-8652
Photo of Alice A. Jimenez, Licensed Professional Counselor in 22193, VA
Alice A. Jimenez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LLM, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193
I believe in helping those who come to my office with compassion and understanding in an atmosphere conducive towards healing, where there is no room for judgment or criticism. In psychotherapy, my clients find an opportunity to go within, tap into issues that are unresolved and explore endless possibilities to make necessary changes that add meaning to their lives. It is a journey of self-discovery for clients who are willing to take the necessary steps towards self-awareness, mood-regulation and self-actualization.
I believe in helping those who come to my office with compassion and understanding in an atmosphere conducive towards healing, where there is no room for judgment or criticism. In psychotherapy, my clients find an opportunity to go within, tap into issues that are unresolved and explore endless possibilities to make necessary changes that add meaning to their lives. It is a journey of self-discovery for clients who are willing to take the necessary steps towards self-awareness, mood-regulation and self-actualization.
(703) 594-4392 View (703) 594-4392
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Jessica Jemmott | The Lamp Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC , NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193  (Online Only)
At The Lamp Counseling Center, our goal is to provide an authentic, holistic, and individualized approach to the therapeutic relationship. Your experiences are your own and your treatment will reflect that, as we collaboratively engage in a variety of traditional and non-traditional approaches including culturally affirming Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Expressive Therapies, and Trauma-Informed Mindfulness. I strive to create a positive, caring environment where you feel safe, seen, and heard during your journey of healing and personal growth.
At The Lamp Counseling Center, our goal is to provide an authentic, holistic, and individualized approach to the therapeutic relationship. Your experiences are your own and your treatment will reflect that, as we collaboratively engage in a variety of traditional and non-traditional approaches including culturally affirming Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Expressive Therapies, and Trauma-Informed Mindfulness. I strive to create a positive, caring environment where you feel safe, seen, and heard during your journey of healing and personal growth.
(571) 517-1829 View (571) 517-1829
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Hieros Center for Professional Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MDiv, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193  (Online Only)
I am a professional counselor because I want to empower people to be their best in relationships with themselves and others. I help my clients reconnect with themselves and what matters most to them. I help them align to their North Star and set a course towards personal growth...even in the most challenging times. My wide range of counseling expertise includes issues related to military service, caregiving fatigue, and life transitions. I am most familiar with issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger management, burnout, compassion fatigue, coping skills, and military service.
I am a professional counselor because I want to empower people to be their best in relationships with themselves and others. I help my clients reconnect with themselves and what matters most to them. I help them align to their North Star and set a course towards personal growth...even in the most challenging times. My wide range of counseling expertise includes issues related to military service, caregiving fatigue, and life transitions. I am most familiar with issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger management, burnout, compassion fatigue, coping skills, and military service.
(703) 337-3881 View (703) 337-3881
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Maya Khan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193
In the depths of pain and solitude, a glimmer of hope can ignite transformative ripples, reshaping life's course. My name is Maya Khan, and as a dedicated Resident in Counseling, I bring extensive experience in working with adults facing various challenges, including trauma, anxiety, anger management, substance use disorders, and relationship difficulties. I am passionate about providing support to individuals navigating grief and loss, addressing systemic issues impacting ethnic and racial minorities, and processing experiences of abuse and violence.
In the depths of pain and solitude, a glimmer of hope can ignite transformative ripples, reshaping life's course. My name is Maya Khan, and as a dedicated Resident in Counseling, I bring extensive experience in working with adults facing various challenges, including trauma, anxiety, anger management, substance use disorders, and relationship difficulties. I am passionate about providing support to individuals navigating grief and loss, addressing systemic issues impacting ethnic and racial minorities, and processing experiences of abuse and violence.
(571) 200-1593 View (571) 200-1593
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Courtney Flores Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, VA 22193  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Accepting New Clients! Congratulations & welcome to your personal healing journey! It is my passion to help women unlock their potential & heal from past traumas they may be in their way and working through daily struggles and anxiety that prevent you from obtaining your peace!
Accepting New Clients! Congratulations & welcome to your personal healing journey! It is my passion to help women unlock their potential & heal from past traumas they may be in their way and working through daily struggles and anxiety that prevent you from obtaining your peace!
(571) 778-4757 View (571) 778-4757
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Patricia A Profit
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Specializing in counseling to females (adolescents-adults), marriage and family therapy. I find it rewarding helping others learn to develop and maintain healthy relationships, overcome negative thoughts, become spiritually mature and effectively manage their lives. My approach to counseling is to build a therapeutic counseling relationship that provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. My commitment is to provide a safe place of trust and to walk alongside my clients through the struggles they are currently facing and teach them more adaptive ways to manage their lives.
Specializing in counseling to females (adolescents-adults), marriage and family therapy. I find it rewarding helping others learn to develop and maintain healthy relationships, overcome negative thoughts, become spiritually mature and effectively manage their lives. My approach to counseling is to build a therapeutic counseling relationship that provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. My commitment is to provide a safe place of trust and to walk alongside my clients through the struggles they are currently facing and teach them more adaptive ways to manage their lives.
(703) 972-6668 View (703) 972-6668
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Sama Juma
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Whether you struggle with a diagnosable disorder, life transitions, multi-generational trauma - or a cocktail of it all - I will hold a space for you that is safe to speak your thoughts, feelings and experiences into. Together, we will face your sadness, explore your fears, sit with your grief, and breathe through your anger. I will always be accepting of you, even in the times you find it difficult to accept yourself.
Whether you struggle with a diagnosable disorder, life transitions, multi-generational trauma - or a cocktail of it all - I will hold a space for you that is safe to speak your thoughts, feelings and experiences into. Together, we will face your sadness, explore your fears, sit with your grief, and breathe through your anger. I will always be accepting of you, even in the times you find it difficult to accept yourself.
(571) 506-7674 View (571) 506-7674
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Diminga Duke-Pratt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, VA 22193  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am an LCSW who specializes in anxiety, depression, women’s issues(perinatal and postpartum) cultural/racial issues, and individuals dealing with everyday stress. I treat teenagers and adults from various cultural backgrounds. I believe that my job as your therapist is to provide a safe and supportive space for you to share your experiences, thoughts, feelings and goals without judgment. I want to help clients be the best versions of themselves and to assist them with finding their voice and their inner strength.
I am an LCSW who specializes in anxiety, depression, women’s issues(perinatal and postpartum) cultural/racial issues, and individuals dealing with everyday stress. I treat teenagers and adults from various cultural backgrounds. I believe that my job as your therapist is to provide a safe and supportive space for you to share your experiences, thoughts, feelings and goals without judgment. I want to help clients be the best versions of themselves and to assist them with finding their voice and their inner strength.
(703) 783-7982 View (703) 783-7982
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Tiffany Perry-Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor in the state of Virginia who has over 10 years of experience collaborating with adolescents, families, adults, and couples seeking help for a variety of concerns. I am also a full-time PhD student, which is currently limiting my availability. Additionally, I have a passion in working with LGBT+, minoritzed, and racialized populations. I provide an egalitarian space where we collaborate to reach your goals, that is heavily dependent on how you define it.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor in the state of Virginia who has over 10 years of experience collaborating with adolescents, families, adults, and couples seeking help for a variety of concerns. I am also a full-time PhD student, which is currently limiting my availability. Additionally, I have a passion in working with LGBT+, minoritzed, and racialized populations. I provide an egalitarian space where we collaborate to reach your goals, that is heavily dependent on how you define it.
(703) 490-0336 View (703) 490-0336
Photo of Lauren Rutledge, Resident in Counseling in 22193, VA
Lauren Rutledge
Resident in Counseling
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, VA 22193  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. With my clients, I enjoy working with the following issues: depression, anxiety, substance use, PTSD, academic issues, and life transition and planning. I also enjoy working with motivated parents to explore healthy parenting tools and techniques that enable deep connection and emotional wellness with their children.
I enjoy working with adolescents, young adults, and adults. With my clients, I enjoy working with the following issues: depression, anxiety, substance use, PTSD, academic issues, and life transition and planning. I also enjoy working with motivated parents to explore healthy parenting tools and techniques that enable deep connection and emotional wellness with their children.
(540) 329-2376 View (540) 329-2376
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Donda Goodson - Still Waters Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, VA 22193  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Donda. I’m glad that you've made your way to this page in your search for solutions. I know that God has them for you and that you're not alone. Life’s problems, including mental health issues, are real, common, and treatable. Recovery is possible. In therapy with me, every single part of you is welcome. Our therapy sessions are a place for you to lay your burdens down and be refreshed and renewed. It's likely we will laugh a lot, and we may also cry. Each of us is different and multifaceted. I'm interested in seeing the real you shine and in helping you see it too.
Hi, I'm Donda. I’m glad that you've made your way to this page in your search for solutions. I know that God has them for you and that you're not alone. Life’s problems, including mental health issues, are real, common, and treatable. Recovery is possible. In therapy with me, every single part of you is welcome. Our therapy sessions are a place for you to lay your burdens down and be refreshed and renewed. It's likely we will laugh a lot, and we may also cry. Each of us is different and multifaceted. I'm interested in seeing the real you shine and in helping you see it too.
(540) 264-3446 View (540) 264-3446
Photo of Alyse Munoz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 22193, VA
Alyse Munoz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193  (Online Only)
Maybe slowing down is not an option, or you love the fast-paced career but have hit burnout, retirement is looming, or you are trying to find your new rhythm after a change (injury, move, marriage, job change). With over 10 years of experience in clinical mental health, I specialize in helping individuals heal from trauma, address identity blocks, and navigate life's transitions.
Maybe slowing down is not an option, or you love the fast-paced career but have hit burnout, retirement is looming, or you are trying to find your new rhythm after a change (injury, move, marriage, job change). With over 10 years of experience in clinical mental health, I specialize in helping individuals heal from trauma, address identity blocks, and navigate life's transitions.
(571) 576-6061 View (571) 576-6061
Photo of Pragya Agarwal, Pre-Licensed Professional in 22193, VA
Pragya Agarwal
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, VA 22193  (Online Only)
We are the catalysts for our own change. My ideal client is one that is open to change, discovery and discussion. Each experience and challenge we face are a part of our story. My goal is to assist clients on their journey to becoming the best versions of themselves. Being able to work together to share new ideas, establish short-term/long-term goals and reflect on the progress is important in this journey. I have a passion for working with clients in a collaborative way that brings knowledge and resilience forward and celebrates their strengths while working through a culturally informed, trauma-focused and intersectional lens.
We are the catalysts for our own change. My ideal client is one that is open to change, discovery and discussion. Each experience and challenge we face are a part of our story. My goal is to assist clients on their journey to becoming the best versions of themselves. Being able to work together to share new ideas, establish short-term/long-term goals and reflect on the progress is important in this journey. I have a passion for working with clients in a collaborative way that brings knowledge and resilience forward and celebrates their strengths while working through a culturally informed, trauma-focused and intersectional lens.
(540) 264-3548 View (540) 264-3548
Photo of Rebecca Shaughnessy - Still Waters Counseling Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in 22193, VA
Rebecca Shaughnessy - Still Waters Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dale City, VA 22193  (Online Only)
Have you been thinking, "I don't know what to do" or "will this ever get better"? We all have it within us to find solutions to our problems, sometimes we just need a little help. Building a strong therapeutic relationship may be the bridge between who you are now and who you are yet to become. I believe in the power of hope and courage and I'm dedicated to helping others become the best version of themselves. I have a passion for helping people discover their inner strength and resilience. Whatever is going on, let's explore together. Reach out to me and we'll begin the process today!
Have you been thinking, "I don't know what to do" or "will this ever get better"? We all have it within us to find solutions to our problems, sometimes we just need a little help. Building a strong therapeutic relationship may be the bridge between who you are now and who you are yet to become. I believe in the power of hope and courage and I'm dedicated to helping others become the best version of themselves. I have a passion for helping people discover their inner strength and resilience. Whatever is going on, let's explore together. Reach out to me and we'll begin the process today!
(571) 556-8492 View (571) 556-8492
Photo of Jason Epstein, Psychologist in 22193, VA
Jason Epstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193
Navigating your way through life is often overwhelming. Balancing work obligations, family needs, and obstacles that seem to "come out of the blue", all while somehow trying to find time for yourself, can lead to a host of emotional challenges. If you find yourself struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, a lack of clarity about your life circumstances, we are here to help. If you feel a sense of isolation and disconnection, therapy might be of great benefit to you. I greatly welcome the opportunity to partner with you as you work toward creating a life of your own design.
Navigating your way through life is often overwhelming. Balancing work obligations, family needs, and obstacles that seem to "come out of the blue", all while somehow trying to find time for yourself, can lead to a host of emotional challenges. If you find yourself struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, a lack of clarity about your life circumstances, we are here to help. If you feel a sense of isolation and disconnection, therapy might be of great benefit to you. I greatly welcome the opportunity to partner with you as you work toward creating a life of your own design.
(571) 253-7672 View (571) 253-7672
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Reginald Henry McRae
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Woodbridge, VA 22193
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist providing out-patient mental health services in Northern Virginia since 2007. I diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders in adolescents and adults. During therapy, I create an environment where people feel safe and comfortable while managing difficult situations. I assist them with developing ways to learn and recognize beneficial patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. therapy from the following perspectives to help individuals use their inherent strengths to improve their quality of life: CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Repossessing (EMDR). I am a EMDRIA Approved Consultant.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist providing out-patient mental health services in Northern Virginia since 2007. I diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders in adolescents and adults. During therapy, I create an environment where people feel safe and comfortable while managing difficult situations. I assist them with developing ways to learn and recognize beneficial patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors. therapy from the following perspectives to help individuals use their inherent strengths to improve their quality of life: CBT, Eye Movement Desensitization and Repossessing (EMDR). I am a EMDRIA Approved Consultant.
(571) 462-6909 View (571) 462-6909

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 22193

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 22193 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Self Esteem
74% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% Cigna and Evernorth
61% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 22193 see their clients

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 22193?

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.