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Jennifer Senator
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in treating young adults and adult women who are struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, depression, grief, and life transitions, including issues related to the experience of motherhood, parenting, and midlife. While I tailor treatment to each individual, I often use components from Attachment theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness to help you break unhelpful patterns, connect with your inner resources, and build the life you desire. My approach is collaborative, and I enjoy sharing relevant articles, books, and other resources in session.
I specialize in treating young adults and adult women who are struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, depression, grief, and life transitions, including issues related to the experience of motherhood, parenting, and midlife. While I tailor treatment to each individual, I often use components from Attachment theory, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness to help you break unhelpful patterns, connect with your inner resources, and build the life you desire. My approach is collaborative, and I enjoy sharing relevant articles, books, and other resources in session.
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Liz Bordogna
Resident in Counseling, MA, MT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi there! I am a Resident in Counseling under the supervision of Dayna Kumar, LPC. I specialize in working with children and young families, particularly mothers of young children. I work with children with behavioral challenges as well as children with ADHD, anxiety, OCD, & autism spectrum disorders. I also work with parents of neurodiverse children as they work to understand and support their child while finding balance in their family lives. I believe that as parents, your relationship with your child is your superpower. Together, we’ll find the tools you need to strengthen that connection and make your family life work for you.
Hi there! I am a Resident in Counseling under the supervision of Dayna Kumar, LPC. I specialize in working with children and young families, particularly mothers of young children. I work with children with behavioral challenges as well as children with ADHD, anxiety, OCD, & autism spectrum disorders. I also work with parents of neurodiverse children as they work to understand and support their child while finding balance in their family lives. I believe that as parents, your relationship with your child is your superpower. Together, we’ll find the tools you need to strengthen that connection and make your family life work for you.
(540) 274-0165 View (540) 274-0165
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Ariel Diehl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been working with adolescents and adults for 5 years with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, behavior management, and difficult life transitions. I have utilized a variety of therapy techniques to help clients overcome conflict and improve functioning.
I have been working with adolescents and adults for 5 years with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, behavior management, and difficult life transitions. I have utilized a variety of therapy techniques to help clients overcome conflict and improve functioning.
(434) 478-3711 View (434) 478-3711
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Amanda Sovik-Johnston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
I specialize in helping children, teens, and families who want to feel more connected and engaged in their lives. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, loneliness, depression, ADHD, or difficulty achieving your goals, I can help. I have a specific interest in working with elite athletes and high-achieving women who are struggling to manage the stress and pressure of modern life.
I specialize in helping children, teens, and families who want to feel more connected and engaged in their lives. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, loneliness, depression, ADHD, or difficulty achieving your goals, I can help. I have a specific interest in working with elite athletes and high-achieving women who are struggling to manage the stress and pressure of modern life.
(434) 248-3017 View (434) 248-3017
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Shirnell Lewis
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
As a Resident in Counseling, I approach therapy with the belief that emotional healing is possible when individuals are guided to discover their emotional wounds. I am passionate about providing an affirming, safe, and welcoming space for clients to explore their deepest thoughts and life experiences. I value building rapport with my clients and encouraging them to accept and love themselves fully and authentically. From my past experiences, I have aided individuals in overcoming anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma.
As a Resident in Counseling, I approach therapy with the belief that emotional healing is possible when individuals are guided to discover their emotional wounds. I am passionate about providing an affirming, safe, and welcoming space for clients to explore their deepest thoughts and life experiences. I value building rapport with my clients and encouraging them to accept and love themselves fully and authentically. From my past experiences, I have aided individuals in overcoming anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and trauma.
(434) 442-5239 View (434) 442-5239
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Wright Group Counseling
Resident in Counseling, MS, LPC RES
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
In addition to group therapy options, Wright Group Counseling is accepting new clients for virtual individual therapy sessions. Tiffany has experience working with individuals from various populations to include children, adults, and families. She is knowledgeable and experienced in assisting clients through a variety of emotional and behavioral struggles as well as difficult life circumstances. She values and emulates an empathetic, open, unbiased, all-inclusive therapeutic approach and creates a safe space for all thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.
In addition to group therapy options, Wright Group Counseling is accepting new clients for virtual individual therapy sessions. Tiffany has experience working with individuals from various populations to include children, adults, and families. She is knowledgeable and experienced in assisting clients through a variety of emotional and behavioral struggles as well as difficult life circumstances. She values and emulates an empathetic, open, unbiased, all-inclusive therapeutic approach and creates a safe space for all thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.
(434) 533-7903 View (434) 533-7903
Ryan McCoull - Mindful Innovations
Counselor, LPC, LSATP, EMDRIA
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
I love to work with a broad range of clients who may be at different points in their mental health journey. I specialize in working with individuals impacted by major life events or traumatic experiences. I also enjoy working with clients struggling with addictions issues. Through EMDR and CBT techniques, we can improve the individual's core beliefs and cognition, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and improve general control and functioning in their lives. These issues may manifest in anxiety, depression, or other disruptive ways. Regardless of your needs, I am ready to join you on your path toward mental health.
I love to work with a broad range of clients who may be at different points in their mental health journey. I specialize in working with individuals impacted by major life events or traumatic experiences. I also enjoy working with clients struggling with addictions issues. Through EMDR and CBT techniques, we can improve the individual's core beliefs and cognition, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and improve general control and functioning in their lives. These issues may manifest in anxiety, depression, or other disruptive ways. Regardless of your needs, I am ready to join you on your path toward mental health.
(434) 602-8536 View (434) 602-8536
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Kelley M Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I work with people struggling to resolve feelings of anxiety or sadness, or those who find that relationship challenges seem to keep repeating themselves. Together we embark on a journey of discovery to identify and understand the patterns operating below awareness that inform expectations, and color perceptions. Whether working with adults, adolescents, couples or caregivers, I believe therapy should be an engaging and dynamic process where all thoughts and feelings are welcomed. Healing occurs when we allow ourselves the freedom to express the scope of our emotions, and my sessions are as likely to include laughter as tears.
I work with people struggling to resolve feelings of anxiety or sadness, or those who find that relationship challenges seem to keep repeating themselves. Together we embark on a journey of discovery to identify and understand the patterns operating below awareness that inform expectations, and color perceptions. Whether working with adults, adolescents, couples or caregivers, I believe therapy should be an engaging and dynamic process where all thoughts and feelings are welcomed. Healing occurs when we allow ourselves the freedom to express the scope of our emotions, and my sessions are as likely to include laughter as tears.
(434) 878-3495 View (434) 878-3495
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Ella Beck
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a compassionate and dedicated counselor who believes that each individual possesses the incredible power for change within themselves. My mission is to guide you on a transformative journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. In the warm and accepting space I create, you are invited to explore your thoughts and feelings freely. I understand that seeking counseling can be an intimidating step, and I want you to feel comfortable and supported throughout the process. Here, you can share your experiences, challenges, and aspirations without fear of judgment.
Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m a compassionate and dedicated counselor who believes that each individual possesses the incredible power for change within themselves. My mission is to guide you on a transformative journey of self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. In the warm and accepting space I create, you are invited to explore your thoughts and feelings freely. I understand that seeking counseling can be an intimidating step, and I want you to feel comfortable and supported throughout the process. Here, you can share your experiences, challenges, and aspirations without fear of judgment.
(434) 830-8094 View (434) 830-8094
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Jess McLaughlin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd
Verified Verified
My goal is to foster a trusting relationship that serves as a support in your journey and the cultivation of a fulfilling life. I enjoy assisting individuals as they navigate towards empowerment, guiding them through present obstacles, and unraveling the complexities of past experiences that shape current emotions and behaviors. Our collaboration will delve into uncovering unconscious patterns, incorporating somatic experiences, and nurturing the ability for profound self-awareness and genuine expression. Throughout our journey together, I aim to support your growth and facilitate meaningful transformation towards your aspirations.
My goal is to foster a trusting relationship that serves as a support in your journey and the cultivation of a fulfilling life. I enjoy assisting individuals as they navigate towards empowerment, guiding them through present obstacles, and unraveling the complexities of past experiences that shape current emotions and behaviors. Our collaboration will delve into uncovering unconscious patterns, incorporating somatic experiences, and nurturing the ability for profound self-awareness and genuine expression. Throughout our journey together, I aim to support your growth and facilitate meaningful transformation towards your aspirations.
(434) 207-8823 View (434) 207-8823
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Eric Michael Eyerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Many individuals I work with are in the midst of a major life transition or in need of one. Transitions can have many forms: loss or gain of income, status, health, security, or a loved one; the course of life bringing you into adulthood, parenthood, middle or old age; traumatic experiences; spiritual, psychedelic, or spontaneous experiences that alter your sense of self and the world. Other times you may sense that something is off but don’t yet have the words to articulate what needs to be changed. Some of the difficulties you may encounter at these times are anxiety, depression, anger, relationship trouble, and confusion.
Many individuals I work with are in the midst of a major life transition or in need of one. Transitions can have many forms: loss or gain of income, status, health, security, or a loved one; the course of life bringing you into adulthood, parenthood, middle or old age; traumatic experiences; spiritual, psychedelic, or spontaneous experiences that alter your sense of self and the world. Other times you may sense that something is off but don’t yet have the words to articulate what needs to be changed. Some of the difficulties you may encounter at these times are anxiety, depression, anger, relationship trouble, and confusion.
(434) 362-1633 View (434) 362-1633
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Kristen Anne Roorbach
Resident in Counseling, MS, PhD
Verified Verified
I work with children ages 3-18, families, and individuals using brain-based and solution-focused methods to support them through issues related to anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, and challenging behavior. I use a strength-based approach to shift environmental factors to build social competence and positive outcomes. I combine systems theory, CBT, and neuroscience to tailor a hands-on approach to create change in the home and school settings.
I work with children ages 3-18, families, and individuals using brain-based and solution-focused methods to support them through issues related to anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, and challenging behavior. I use a strength-based approach to shift environmental factors to build social competence and positive outcomes. I combine systems theory, CBT, and neuroscience to tailor a hands-on approach to create change in the home and school settings.
(434) 216-2366 View (434) 216-2366
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Ken Horne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome - I am a licensed psychotherapist with nearly 20 years of clinical experience. I specialize in client-centered, insight-oriented talk therapy that incorporates mindfulness, somatic awareness, energy psychology, and practical tools for well-being and stress reduction. My integrative approach draws from multiple healing perspectives including Psychodynamic, Narrative, Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance & Commitment, and Emotionally-Focused Therapies. I often support clients experiencing anxiety, anger, depression, grief, stuckness, avoidance, self-judgment, poor sleep, relational stress, separation/divorce, and life transitions.
Welcome - I am a licensed psychotherapist with nearly 20 years of clinical experience. I specialize in client-centered, insight-oriented talk therapy that incorporates mindfulness, somatic awareness, energy psychology, and practical tools for well-being and stress reduction. My integrative approach draws from multiple healing perspectives including Psychodynamic, Narrative, Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance & Commitment, and Emotionally-Focused Therapies. I often support clients experiencing anxiety, anger, depression, grief, stuckness, avoidance, self-judgment, poor sleep, relational stress, separation/divorce, and life transitions.
(434) 981-5331 View (434) 981-5331
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Caroline Megargel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with a range of issues--from managing the stress of everyday life to more serious difficulties, such as mood disorders, trauma, and anger management. I believe that developing a collaborative, yet change-oriented, relationship with my clients is key to promoting growth. As such, I am solution-focused and strive to help my clients learn new methods of solving their problems and managing emotions. I believe in practicing therapy that is translatable to the real world, as small changes can greatly improve a young person's experience and trajectory of life.
I specialize in counseling children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with a range of issues--from managing the stress of everyday life to more serious difficulties, such as mood disorders, trauma, and anger management. I believe that developing a collaborative, yet change-oriented, relationship with my clients is key to promoting growth. As such, I am solution-focused and strive to help my clients learn new methods of solving their problems and managing emotions. I believe in practicing therapy that is translatable to the real world, as small changes can greatly improve a young person's experience and trajectory of life.
(434) 248-3557 View (434) 248-3557
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Annelie Guterma
PhD, LMT, MSW
Verified Verified
There is no one taking responsibility for your life, except for you. Probably you have tried so many times to turn things around and accept and meditate and manifest. But you still feel like there is another, a better way. And you are right. There is that way, which lies within you, and within you alone. And this way can feel daring and scary. Learn to use your embodied intuition so that you are alive in your decisions, without emotional and mental blockages. Let us return your life to one that comes from a place from deep serenity, aliveness, and love. A place that does not need years of therapy, but profound and heartfelt clarity.
There is no one taking responsibility for your life, except for you. Probably you have tried so many times to turn things around and accept and meditate and manifest. But you still feel like there is another, a better way. And you are right. There is that way, which lies within you, and within you alone. And this way can feel daring and scary. Learn to use your embodied intuition so that you are alive in your decisions, without emotional and mental blockages. Let us return your life to one that comes from a place from deep serenity, aliveness, and love. A place that does not need years of therapy, but profound and heartfelt clarity.
(434) 231-5090 View (434) 231-5090
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Jessica Lane
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RIC
Verified Verified
My name is Jessica, and I am a Resident in Counseling with Ivy Road Center for Psychotherapy and Mediation. We are located a short distance from the heart of UVA next to "Foods of All Nations" and just a 13 minute walk from the Emmet/Ivy Garage Gold bus line. I have a diverse background of working with a range of Client's, including adults, persons in college, adolescents/children, and couples. I can offer skills and support with anxiety or depression, guide college student's through academic and personal stressors, or assist children in processing their emotions and experiences through play-therapy.
My name is Jessica, and I am a Resident in Counseling with Ivy Road Center for Psychotherapy and Mediation. We are located a short distance from the heart of UVA next to "Foods of All Nations" and just a 13 minute walk from the Emmet/Ivy Garage Gold bus line. I have a diverse background of working with a range of Client's, including adults, persons in college, adolescents/children, and couples. I can offer skills and support with anxiety or depression, guide college student's through academic and personal stressors, or assist children in processing their emotions and experiences through play-therapy.
(434) 510-8663 View (434) 510-8663
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Christine Hitchins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
The human experience is such a mix of struggle and ease, suffering and joy. And depending on what life brings, sometimes there is more struggle than ease! Yet I believe we all have deep capacities for healing and for returning to our own innate wisdom and wholeness. Having a therapist you trust can be one great way to support yourself on that journey.
The human experience is such a mix of struggle and ease, suffering and joy. And depending on what life brings, sometimes there is more struggle than ease! Yet I believe we all have deep capacities for healing and for returning to our own innate wisdom and wholeness. Having a therapist you trust can be one great way to support yourself on that journey.
(434) 226-7861 View (434) 226-7861
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Sarah Nasser Larsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCC, LPC
Verified Verified
I provide a safe and supportive place to explore and heal the roots of my clients' struggles. I view counseling as a transformational process that enables clients to heal from past wounds and experiences in order to better connect with themselves, others, and God. Working from an attachment perspective, I enjoy helping my clients work through challenging personal and spiritual issues, life transitions, relationship difficulties, wounds from childhood, trauma and anxiety/stress. I believe that ultimately it is God's healing presence in the midst of this process that brings hope, freedom and restoration.
I provide a safe and supportive place to explore and heal the roots of my clients' struggles. I view counseling as a transformational process that enables clients to heal from past wounds and experiences in order to better connect with themselves, others, and God. Working from an attachment perspective, I enjoy helping my clients work through challenging personal and spiritual issues, life transitions, relationship difficulties, wounds from childhood, trauma and anxiety/stress. I believe that ultimately it is God's healing presence in the midst of this process that brings hope, freedom and restoration.
(949) 416-2256 View (949) 416-2256
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Elizabeth Girts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Beth! I am an LPC who is passionate about helping people find hope and healing. In addition to outpatient therapy, I have experience working in-home counseling, crisis stabilization, partial hospitalization (PHP) treating eating disorders and intensive outpatient (IOP) treating eating disorders. Currently, accepting new clients without a waiting list. In your intake appointment we will explore your history and goals and from there talk about what therapeutic approaches will be the best fit for you. If you want to book an intake, please email me or click my website link and book through my calendar.
Hi, I’m Beth! I am an LPC who is passionate about helping people find hope and healing. In addition to outpatient therapy, I have experience working in-home counseling, crisis stabilization, partial hospitalization (PHP) treating eating disorders and intensive outpatient (IOP) treating eating disorders. Currently, accepting new clients without a waiting list. In your intake appointment we will explore your history and goals and from there talk about what therapeutic approaches will be the best fit for you. If you want to book an intake, please email me or click my website link and book through my calendar.
(434) 336-3864 View (434) 336-3864
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Wright Group Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LSATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottesville, VA 22903  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am accepting new clients. Whether you’re considering therapy for the first time or returning, finding a provider that you can connect with and develop trust with is important. I work with adolescents, adults and couples to address a range of concerns (e.g. anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, relationships, and addictions). I help clients develop greater self-understanding and better relate in relationships.
Welcome! I am accepting new clients. Whether you’re considering therapy for the first time or returning, finding a provider that you can connect with and develop trust with is important. I work with adolescents, adults and couples to address a range of concerns (e.g. anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, relationships, and addictions). I help clients develop greater self-understanding and better relate in relationships.
(434) 204-6941 View (434) 204-6941

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 22903

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 22903 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
73% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
82% Anthem | Elevance
78% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 22903 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 22903?

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.