Therapists in 27607

Photo of Maren McGowan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27607, NC
Maren McGowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
Maren (pronouns she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of North Carolina. She has worked with young children, adolescents, teenagers, parents and families. Maren is well versed in early childhood development, parenting styles, emotion coaching, and attachment theory. She is passionate about early intervention for young children and establishing/encouraging secure attachment between children and their caregivers in order to increase child potential for successful and healthy relationships in adulthood.
Maren (pronouns she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of North Carolina. She has worked with young children, adolescents, teenagers, parents and families. Maren is well versed in early childhood development, parenting styles, emotion coaching, and attachment theory. She is passionate about early intervention for young children and establishing/encouraging secure attachment between children and their caregivers in order to increase child potential for successful and healthy relationships in adulthood.
(919) 617-9539 View (919) 617-9539
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Lauren Whatley
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
I value the privilege of coming alongside you in the exploration, processing, and resolution of issues that may be hindering the full expression of your unique identity. Everyone's life journey is different. I desire to offer a safe place for individuals to process their own journey. Whether you struggle with depression, anxiety, relational issues, are working through past trauma, or just need support and a listening ear, we can work together to bring healing and resolution. I am a person centered therapist utilizing techniques of various therapies and will a trauma-informed lens.
I value the privilege of coming alongside you in the exploration, processing, and resolution of issues that may be hindering the full expression of your unique identity. Everyone's life journey is different. I desire to offer a safe place for individuals to process their own journey. Whether you struggle with depression, anxiety, relational issues, are working through past trauma, or just need support and a listening ear, we can work together to bring healing and resolution. I am a person centered therapist utilizing techniques of various therapies and will a trauma-informed lens.
(919) 646-2732 View (919) 646-2732
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Rasheedah Fletcher
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MEd, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
As a clinician I use a person centered approach with techniques and modalities from CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. In session we will discuss matters of the heart, mind and body in an effort to work towards living a congruent life. No matter what stage of life you are in, or what age you are, I am open to hearing you and walking with you through your therapeutic process.
As a clinician I use a person centered approach with techniques and modalities from CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. In session we will discuss matters of the heart, mind and body in an effort to work towards living a congruent life. No matter what stage of life you are in, or what age you are, I am open to hearing you and walking with you through your therapeutic process.
(919) 372-3612 View (919) 372-3612
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Summer Parkins Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! As a therapist, I strive to support young adults (18-35) who are working toward recovery from trauma. I work with clients who have experienced a variety of traumas including sexual assault, accidents, interpersonal violence, arrests/incarceration, abuse and neglect in childhood, etc. Common goals in my work are eliminating unhelpful thinking, eradicating feelings of guilt and shame, enhancing future safety, increasing self-esteem, and improving self-advocacy skills. Additionally, I encourage my clients to work with me to create goals specific to their needs and circumstances.
Accepting new clients! As a therapist, I strive to support young adults (18-35) who are working toward recovery from trauma. I work with clients who have experienced a variety of traumas including sexual assault, accidents, interpersonal violence, arrests/incarceration, abuse and neglect in childhood, etc. Common goals in my work are eliminating unhelpful thinking, eradicating feelings of guilt and shame, enhancing future safety, increasing self-esteem, and improving self-advocacy skills. Additionally, I encourage my clients to work with me to create goals specific to their needs and circumstances.
(919) 396-5021 View (919) 396-5021
Photo of Rich McNulty, Psychologist in 27607, NC
Rich McNulty
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
Welcome! As a licensed psychologist, I am focused on providing a safe, collaborative space where we can work together to explore concerns, bolster strengths, identify the things that are most important to you, and experience the freedom, courage, and skills to get unstuck from the things that can hook us all. As an evidence-based clinician, I am a strong believer in the benefits of research and seek to tailor the skills of psychological science to your own unique experience.
Welcome! As a licensed psychologist, I am focused on providing a safe, collaborative space where we can work together to explore concerns, bolster strengths, identify the things that are most important to you, and experience the freedom, courage, and skills to get unstuck from the things that can hook us all. As an evidence-based clinician, I am a strong believer in the benefits of research and seek to tailor the skills of psychological science to your own unique experience.
(984) 230-9701 View (984) 230-9701
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Alana Bell
Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
You're wondering how your life ended up like this, why things never go your way, or the same mistakes keep repeating. Why can't you get past that same old hurt, or let go of that relationship? How can you have so much and still not feel fulfilled? Do you ever just think, there has got to be more to life? Many of my clients wrestle with these sentiments. Most have experienced broken relationships, trauma, family issues, depression, and anxiety. Many are facing consequences of tough mistakes and worry they'll never be good enough. All of them have a story. All deserve to be heard and understood with kindness and compassion.
You're wondering how your life ended up like this, why things never go your way, or the same mistakes keep repeating. Why can't you get past that same old hurt, or let go of that relationship? How can you have so much and still not feel fulfilled? Do you ever just think, there has got to be more to life? Many of my clients wrestle with these sentiments. Most have experienced broken relationships, trauma, family issues, depression, and anxiety. Many are facing consequences of tough mistakes and worry they'll never be good enough. All of them have a story. All deserve to be heard and understood with kindness and compassion.
(919) 646-5912 View (919) 646-5912
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Tempe Lampe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
I specialize in helping people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and other sources of emotional pain such as relational concerns, life transitions, and compulsive sexual behavior. My approach to therapy is tailored to the needs of each individual client. I provide a safe, supportive, and empathic environment to help clients develop emotional resilience and obtain valuable insight into their own minds. My aim is to facilitate the development of clients’ potentialities so that they can see themselves as agents of their their own lives while acknowledging the systems we exist within that are beyond our control.
I specialize in helping people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and other sources of emotional pain such as relational concerns, life transitions, and compulsive sexual behavior. My approach to therapy is tailored to the needs of each individual client. I provide a safe, supportive, and empathic environment to help clients develop emotional resilience and obtain valuable insight into their own minds. My aim is to facilitate the development of clients’ potentialities so that they can see themselves as agents of their their own lives while acknowledging the systems we exist within that are beyond our control.
(984) 231-9784 View (984) 231-9784
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Michelle Thomisee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients - I believe we all need support, especially as we continue to emerge from a global pandemic. The pressures of life can tend to pile up when we are overwhelmed and cause us to go through the motions. When we are on autopilot it is easy to lose sight of path we want to be on. I would be honored to meet you where you are at on your journey and walk with you along the way. Together we can create actionable steps to achieve your goals and release your burdens to create room for your empowered self.
Accepting New Clients - I believe we all need support, especially as we continue to emerge from a global pandemic. The pressures of life can tend to pile up when we are overwhelmed and cause us to go through the motions. When we are on autopilot it is easy to lose sight of path we want to be on. I would be honored to meet you where you are at on your journey and walk with you along the way. Together we can create actionable steps to achieve your goals and release your burdens to create room for your empowered self.
(919) 213-0064 View (919) 213-0064
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Tayler Mariner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
Not accepting new clients
Life is HARD sometimes. Maybe you are emotionally exhausted and find there are days you don't want to get out of bed. Maybe you worry too much about the future and you are sick and tired of friends saying, "you think too much!" Maybe you find it incredibly difficult to say "NO". Or, maybe a loved one is concerned about you and wants you to see someone. If you find your struggles are getting in the way of your goals and dreams, there IS hope. It takes vulnerability and courage to let someone in, so I applaud you for looking into services. Therapy can help.
Life is HARD sometimes. Maybe you are emotionally exhausted and find there are days you don't want to get out of bed. Maybe you worry too much about the future and you are sick and tired of friends saying, "you think too much!" Maybe you find it incredibly difficult to say "NO". Or, maybe a loved one is concerned about you and wants you to see someone. If you find your struggles are getting in the way of your goals and dreams, there IS hope. It takes vulnerability and courage to let someone in, so I applaud you for looking into services. Therapy can help.
(919) 371-5618 View (919) 371-5618
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Irang Kim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
Everyone needs some moments to be heard without judgement. I believe therapy can offer that unconditional space for people. All we need to do is to invest time and effort to come to the space to explore the stories inside of us. Nothing is wrong and everything teaches us something. I am here to witness the process and support self-determination within a safe space where the client and I build together. I take insight oriented indirective approach to help clients to find connections to themselves.
Everyone needs some moments to be heard without judgement. I believe therapy can offer that unconditional space for people. All we need to do is to invest time and effort to come to the space to explore the stories inside of us. Nothing is wrong and everything teaches us something. I am here to witness the process and support self-determination within a safe space where the client and I build together. I take insight oriented indirective approach to help clients to find connections to themselves.
(919) 694-4361 View (919) 694-4361
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Mindi Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
Mindi M. Perry, LCSW Mindi M. Perry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 1989. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and a Master's Degree in of Social Work. Mindi has extensive experience providing training and supervision to foster parents, licensed clinical social workers, medical professionals, and graduate level students. She endorses a strengths-based approach when providing therapy and believes in the potential of her patients. Mindi is person-centered and embraces a holistic point of view, focusing on the social, emotional, and physical well-being of others.
Mindi M. Perry, LCSW Mindi M. Perry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 1989. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and a Master's Degree in of Social Work. Mindi has extensive experience providing training and supervision to foster parents, licensed clinical social workers, medical professionals, and graduate level students. She endorses a strengths-based approach when providing therapy and believes in the potential of her patients. Mindi is person-centered and embraces a holistic point of view, focusing on the social, emotional, and physical well-being of others.
(919) 584-9760 View (919) 584-9760
Photo of Tad Clodfelter, Psychologist in 27607, NC
Tad Clodfelter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
If you are dealing with the challenges of alcohol or other substance problems (including gambling)—your own or those of a loved one—you know all-to-well the painful impacts these can bring. I can help. As a licensed psychologist, CEO, and thought leader in the addictions field for more than twenty years, I know the treatment system thoroughly. I provide expert care, clear diagnosis, and collaborate with other treatment entities to ensure the ready availability of any care level needed, including residential. Long-term sobriety and recovery are reasonable expectations, even if you have tried treatment before without success.
If you are dealing with the challenges of alcohol or other substance problems (including gambling)—your own or those of a loved one—you know all-to-well the painful impacts these can bring. I can help. As a licensed psychologist, CEO, and thought leader in the addictions field for more than twenty years, I know the treatment system thoroughly. I provide expert care, clear diagnosis, and collaborate with other treatment entities to ensure the ready availability of any care level needed, including residential. Long-term sobriety and recovery are reasonable expectations, even if you have tried treatment before without success.
(984) 205-3796 View (984) 205-3796
Photo of Daiton S Brolin, Pre-Licensed Professional in 27607, NC
Daiton S Brolin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
Life will often throw curveballs, but it is not our circumstances that define us, but how we choose to deal with them. We as humans can grow by working through our troubles, and become stronger because of them. Doing so may not always be easy, but by taking the first step, you are walking towards a brighter future. On your journey, I will work to help you develop goals and work towards achieving success.
Life will often throw curveballs, but it is not our circumstances that define us, but how we choose to deal with them. We as humans can grow by working through our troubles, and become stronger because of them. Doing so may not always be easy, but by taking the first step, you are walking towards a brighter future. On your journey, I will work to help you develop goals and work towards achieving success.
(919) 750-0881 View (919) 750-0881
Photo of Allie Garrett, LPC Intern in 27607, NC
Allie Garrett
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
Accepting New Clients - I believe we all deserve to live a happy, healthy life. As a counseling intern devoted to person-centered theory and CBT, I specialize in empowering clients with anxiety and depression to understand and transform their thought patterns. My approach nurtures self-compassion and practical skills for resilience and mental wellness. It is my job to help change factors that may be inhibiting improvement and support you through the process of achieving your goals.
Accepting New Clients - I believe we all deserve to live a happy, healthy life. As a counseling intern devoted to person-centered theory and CBT, I specialize in empowering clients with anxiety and depression to understand and transform their thought patterns. My approach nurtures self-compassion and practical skills for resilience and mental wellness. It is my job to help change factors that may be inhibiting improvement and support you through the process of achieving your goals.
(919) 343-5204 View (919) 343-5204
Photo of Cecelia Banks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27607, NC
Cecelia Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
Life transitions for people can be difficult to maneuver. As a therapist, I believe that we all have our unique journeys and story to tell. I strive to provide a safe place during this time of self-discovery and growth. I am here as a guide so that you do not have to struggle alone. My goal is to encourage and empower you to further develop your purpose in life. I find joy in helping my clients set goals and acquire skills to help them deal with their unique challenges. I also provide a unique perspective as a first generation American. So navigating cultural differences is something that I know can be difficult during your journey.
Life transitions for people can be difficult to maneuver. As a therapist, I believe that we all have our unique journeys and story to tell. I strive to provide a safe place during this time of self-discovery and growth. I am here as a guide so that you do not have to struggle alone. My goal is to encourage and empower you to further develop your purpose in life. I find joy in helping my clients set goals and acquire skills to help them deal with their unique challenges. I also provide a unique perspective as a first generation American. So navigating cultural differences is something that I know can be difficult during your journey.
(984) 231-8180 View (984) 231-8180
Photo of Amy D Wright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27607, NC
Amy D Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
Accepting New Clients! I believe all parts of you hold wisdom. I am here to help you discover the resources you have within and around you, so that you may better move toward the life you want. This may look like acknowledging, grieving, and moving past trauma responses that once served you but are now keeping you stuck. Or it may look like finding the wisdom and underlying needs that are communicated by your anxiety, depression, and/or dissociation. Maybe your mind and body are in conflict, or you seek spiritual growth.
Accepting New Clients! I believe all parts of you hold wisdom. I am here to help you discover the resources you have within and around you, so that you may better move toward the life you want. This may look like acknowledging, grieving, and moving past trauma responses that once served you but are now keeping you stuck. Or it may look like finding the wisdom and underlying needs that are communicated by your anxiety, depression, and/or dissociation. Maybe your mind and body are in conflict, or you seek spiritual growth.
(984) 689-9538 View (984) 689-9538
Photo of Sarah E Regensburger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 27607, NC
Sarah E Regensburger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
I feel clients tend to have to climb a mountain range of different stressors: low self-esteem, stigma, spiraling anxiety, deep depression, substance cravings, and more. I believe psychotherapy must focus on self-empowering clients to find ways to achieve their goals. I want to build a therapeutic alliance with each client to help them overcome life's stressors. I mainly work with adults and adolescents to focus on their strengths to achieve the full potential of their lives. I have a background in working with those struggling with substance use and mood disorders.
I feel clients tend to have to climb a mountain range of different stressors: low self-esteem, stigma, spiraling anxiety, deep depression, substance cravings, and more. I believe psychotherapy must focus on self-empowering clients to find ways to achieve their goals. I want to build a therapeutic alliance with each client to help them overcome life's stressors. I mainly work with adults and adolescents to focus on their strengths to achieve the full potential of their lives. I have a background in working with those struggling with substance use and mood disorders.
(984) 422-3341 View (984) 422-3341
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Kerri Shiflett
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
Limited availability for new clients at this time! My passion for helping others started early on and as a teenager I decided that I wanted to become a therapist so that I could make a difference in others’ lives. Today I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals of all ages from diverse backgrounds in a variety of therapeutic settings. Every individual is different, so I utilize an open-minded, eclectic approach to empower clients in finding their own path.
Limited availability for new clients at this time! My passion for helping others started early on and as a teenager I decided that I wanted to become a therapist so that I could make a difference in others’ lives. Today I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals of all ages from diverse backgrounds in a variety of therapeutic settings. Every individual is different, so I utilize an open-minded, eclectic approach to empower clients in finding their own path.
(984) 265-8610 View (984) 265-8610
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Mandy Balmadrid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in working with adults (18+) who are experiencing anxiety, attachment issues, depression, grief/loss, infertility, midlife transitions, parenthood struggles, perinatal/postpartum mood disorders, and trauma. I believe working through some of the most difficult times in our life requires additional support. You deserve that so you can heal and feel like yourself again.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that specializes in working with adults (18+) who are experiencing anxiety, attachment issues, depression, grief/loss, infertility, midlife transitions, parenthood struggles, perinatal/postpartum mood disorders, and trauma. I believe working through some of the most difficult times in our life requires additional support. You deserve that so you can heal and feel like yourself again.
(984) 733-1241 View (984) 733-1241
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Luke Strawn
Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
Hello, and welcome! I fully believe that every person brings an individualistic perspective to the table - Shaped by their own identities, experiences, and challenges. It's most important to create a space where we can explore unique solutions together and model healthy communication and relationships. My hope is that we explore emotions, practice vulnerability, and work towards personal goals together. I also acknowledge how my identities and statuses of privilege show up and I intentionally operate with an anti-racism lens to help empower clients to show up authentically.
Hello, and welcome! I fully believe that every person brings an individualistic perspective to the table - Shaped by their own identities, experiences, and challenges. It's most important to create a space where we can explore unique solutions together and model healthy communication and relationships. My hope is that we explore emotions, practice vulnerability, and work towards personal goals together. I also acknowledge how my identities and statuses of privilege show up and I intentionally operate with an anti-racism lens to help empower clients to show up authentically.
(919) 820-8256 View (919) 820-8256

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 27607

200+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 27607 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
71% Stress
68% Coping Skills
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna
41% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 27607 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 27607?

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.