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Sophia Dorton Caudle
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS, CSAT-S, CST
Verified Verified
I specialize in sex and pornography addiction, sex therapy, as well as couples and relationship therapy. If you are interested in positive change, then I am a proactive psychotherapist who will work with you to get you feeling better and living the life you want as soon as possible. We will create a treatment plan and measurable goals specific for you and the issues that bring you to therapy. We will also focus on the deeper reasons that cause you pain or conflict. If you want effective psychotherapy, call text at 919-698-7061.
I specialize in sex and pornography addiction, sex therapy, as well as couples and relationship therapy. If you are interested in positive change, then I am a proactive psychotherapist who will work with you to get you feeling better and living the life you want as soon as possible. We will create a treatment plan and measurable goals specific for you and the issues that bring you to therapy. We will also focus on the deeper reasons that cause you pain or conflict. If you want effective psychotherapy, call text at 919-698-7061.
(919) 626-8659 View (919) 626-8659
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Rachael Hodge
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, LCAS
Verified Verified
Rachael enjoys working with adults and young adults who have high aspirations but find themselves feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or struggling with motivation. Rachael’s calm and non-judgmental nature makes her easy to talk to, even when things get tough. She enjoys working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance use, and stress.
Rachael enjoys working with adults and young adults who have high aspirations but find themselves feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or struggling with motivation. Rachael’s calm and non-judgmental nature makes her easy to talk to, even when things get tough. She enjoys working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance use, and stress.
(910) 541-8318 View (910) 541-8318
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Yolandi Rause
MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Yolandi approaches counseling from a person-centered and holistic approach. She finds joy in working with adolescents and young adults. Helping her clients understand themselves is key to having healthy relationships with not only themselves, but others too. Yolandi considers counseling as a collaborative journey, respecting that the client is the narrator of their own life. Building upon a strong, theoretically-based clinical foundation, Yolandi is experienced in integrating spirituality with Biblical and scriptural truths along with prayer per the clients request.
Yolandi approaches counseling from a person-centered and holistic approach. She finds joy in working with adolescents and young adults. Helping her clients understand themselves is key to having healthy relationships with not only themselves, but others too. Yolandi considers counseling as a collaborative journey, respecting that the client is the narrator of their own life. Building upon a strong, theoretically-based clinical foundation, Yolandi is experienced in integrating spirituality with Biblical and scriptural truths along with prayer per the clients request.
(984) 207-3662 View (984) 207-3662
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Arise Counseling and Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
When we opened the doors to Arise, the intention was to establish a practice that could offer the Wilmington community help with life's challenges from a team of highly-skilled and educated therapists. Educated in a range of modern health philosophies and experienced in the treatment of a range of mental health concerns, individuals will receive the help they need from a professional team of women with extensive mental health training and education.
When we opened the doors to Arise, the intention was to establish a practice that could offer the Wilmington community help with life's challenges from a team of highly-skilled and educated therapists. Educated in a range of modern health philosophies and experienced in the treatment of a range of mental health concerns, individuals will receive the help they need from a professional team of women with extensive mental health training and education.
(910) 469-0535 View (910) 469-0535
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Anna Salino-Hugg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
I'm a clinical licensed social worker. I enjoy helping people pursue personal goals, develop healthy coping skills, and reclaim their lives despite stressors and other difficult circumstances. I specialize in working with adults who may be struggling with depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, insomnia, stressors, and other life challenges. I'm particularly interested in social connection and relationships, as well as the link between physical health and mental health. I strive to help people develop a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
I'm a clinical licensed social worker. I enjoy helping people pursue personal goals, develop healthy coping skills, and reclaim their lives despite stressors and other difficult circumstances. I specialize in working with adults who may be struggling with depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, insomnia, stressors, and other life challenges. I'm particularly interested in social connection and relationships, as well as the link between physical health and mental health. I strive to help people develop a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
(910) 537-5540 View (910) 537-5540
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Shaina Frank
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Are you someone who prides themselves on doing it all but finds themselves bogged down by anxiety, perfectionism, and unrealistically high standards? Have you been struggling with the relentless pursuit of the hustle culture that’s leaving you exhausted and depleted? In therapy, you can learn how to tame your anxiety so it works for you, and not against you. Together, we'll navigate through the overwhelm, gaining clarity and confidently making decisions that truly honor your values. Your journey towards rediscovering balance, joy, and self-compassion doesn’t have to be taken alone.
Are you someone who prides themselves on doing it all but finds themselves bogged down by anxiety, perfectionism, and unrealistically high standards? Have you been struggling with the relentless pursuit of the hustle culture that’s leaving you exhausted and depleted? In therapy, you can learn how to tame your anxiety so it works for you, and not against you. Together, we'll navigate through the overwhelm, gaining clarity and confidently making decisions that truly honor your values. Your journey towards rediscovering balance, joy, and self-compassion doesn’t have to be taken alone.
(910) 400-1385 View (910) 400-1385
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Stefanie Roback
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Stef loves to work with young adults and adults who struggle with the need to control or who feel stuck in the perfection cycle. Stef brings a calm, down to earth energy with a touch of humor. She really enjoys working with those struggling with food & body image concerns, social anxiety & other stress and anxiety. Stefanie provides therapy for adolescents 13+ and adults. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, eating and body image concerns, substance use concerns, attachment issues as well as self-esteem and identity issues.
Stef loves to work with young adults and adults who struggle with the need to control or who feel stuck in the perfection cycle. Stef brings a calm, down to earth energy with a touch of humor. She really enjoys working with those struggling with food & body image concerns, social anxiety & other stress and anxiety. Stefanie provides therapy for adolescents 13+ and adults. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, eating and body image concerns, substance use concerns, attachment issues as well as self-esteem and identity issues.
(910) 716-0219 View (910) 716-0219
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Dakota Lehman
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-P
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dakota specializes in supporting children, teens, and young adults with disabilities, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma. She has worked as an Art Therapist, Behavior Specialist, and Art Educator in settings including schools, hospitals, juvenile intervention centers, and youth and family services. With a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and continuing education training in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Dakota primarily uses a person-centered, strength-based approach, making care personalized, holistic and meaningful.
Dakota specializes in supporting children, teens, and young adults with disabilities, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma. She has worked as an Art Therapist, Behavior Specialist, and Art Educator in settings including schools, hospitals, juvenile intervention centers, and youth and family services. With a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy and continuing education training in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Dakota primarily uses a person-centered, strength-based approach, making care personalized, holistic and meaningful.
(910) 537-5617 View (910) 537-5617
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Patricia M Brown
Psychological Associate, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I believe people seek out objective psychological services when they have exhausted their personal resources; it is at that point I find they are open to collaboratively seeking out and finding new ways to resolve their problems. With a Master's Degree from East Carolina University and 30+ years experience, primarily in a clinical setting, but some in group care and some in academia, I strive to offer these services in warm non-institutional setting. I have been married to Chuck for 26 years and have 3 wonderful adult children.
I believe people seek out objective psychological services when they have exhausted their personal resources; it is at that point I find they are open to collaboratively seeking out and finding new ways to resolve their problems. With a Master's Degree from East Carolina University and 30+ years experience, primarily in a clinical setting, but some in group care and some in academia, I strive to offer these services in warm non-institutional setting. I have been married to Chuck for 26 years and have 3 wonderful adult children.
(910) 663-1956 View (910) 663-1956
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Troy Peverall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
I am passionate about strengthening marriages, helping couples navigate bad choices, better communication, and how to recover from the difficulty of an affair. I believe in your marriage! Hang on! Men and women are trapped with porn addiction, and I am committed to help you as a person find the true path to restoration. The porn addiction cycle is tough, but with your commitment to work hard we can do this together. I will help you find healing from its personal devastation and within your marriage. My practice also includes helping church leaders find restoration from burn out or other struggles such as pornography or infidelity.
I am passionate about strengthening marriages, helping couples navigate bad choices, better communication, and how to recover from the difficulty of an affair. I believe in your marriage! Hang on! Men and women are trapped with porn addiction, and I am committed to help you as a person find the true path to restoration. The porn addiction cycle is tough, but with your commitment to work hard we can do this together. I will help you find healing from its personal devastation and within your marriage. My practice also includes helping church leaders find restoration from burn out or other struggles such as pornography or infidelity.
(910) 550-2362 View (910) 550-2362
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Ellen Lee Dudley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. Our experiences in life although similar are still very individual and unique to each of us. It is normal to experience anxiety, fear, anger and sorrow however; when these emotions are extreme they can prevent us from being fully alive, spontaneous and joyful. It is during these times we may need assistance to better understand ourselves and make necessary changes. I commonly treat individuals and couples with anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship difficulties that successfully resolve the issues causing these symptoms.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. Our experiences in life although similar are still very individual and unique to each of us. It is normal to experience anxiety, fear, anger and sorrow however; when these emotions are extreme they can prevent us from being fully alive, spontaneous and joyful. It is during these times we may need assistance to better understand ourselves and make necessary changes. I commonly treat individuals and couples with anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship difficulties that successfully resolve the issues causing these symptoms.
(910) 212-4679 View (910) 212-4679
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Kim Bolen McGrew
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, HSP-PA, LCAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Through a collaborative approach, I strive to help clients achieve their personal goals while providing empathy and respect as the foundations of treatment. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns. My specialties include treating anxiety disorders, depression, mood instability, relationship and marital conflict, substance abuse, stress management, college issues, and life transitions (career decisions/changes, marriage, loss of relationships, retirement, etc.). I am also passionate about helping people improve their interpersonal and romantic relationships and incorporate research from the Gottman Method to teach practical communication and conflict resolution skills.
Through a collaborative approach, I strive to help clients achieve their personal goals while providing empathy and respect as the foundations of treatment. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns. My specialties include treating anxiety disorders, depression, mood instability, relationship and marital conflict, substance abuse, stress management, college issues, and life transitions (career decisions/changes, marriage, loss of relationships, retirement, etc.). I am also passionate about helping people improve their interpersonal and romantic relationships and incorporate research from the Gottman Method to teach practical communication and conflict resolution skills.
(910) 512-2890 View (910) 512-2890
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Stillpoint Counseling and Wellness, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, owner
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Often times people come to therapy due to feeling excessive stress at work, at home, or in their relationships. They find the pressures of every day life have exceeded their abilities, overwhelmed their senses, and left them with an inability to cope. They are often having problems going to school, completing tasks, getting along with others at work, and finding activities enjoyable resulting in low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or other symptoms. Families often report not being able to get along or feeling overwhelmed with parenting a child that is having behavioral problems. They know they need to make a change.
Often times people come to therapy due to feeling excessive stress at work, at home, or in their relationships. They find the pressures of every day life have exceeded their abilities, overwhelmed their senses, and left them with an inability to cope. They are often having problems going to school, completing tasks, getting along with others at work, and finding activities enjoyable resulting in low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or other symptoms. Families often report not being able to get along or feeling overwhelmed with parenting a child that is having behavioral problems. They know they need to make a change.
(910) 427-5382 View (910) 427-5382
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Shelley Chambers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
I have had the privilege of providing therapy in Wilmington, North Carolina, since 1996. I love being a therapist and enjoy connecting with individuals and families. I believe that growth and healing is fostered in an environment of kindness, compassion, curiosity, and acceptance. We all experience times when we are thrown off course and could benefit from a compassionate voice to help us identify our needs and purpose. Sometimes one small step can lead to a beautiful transformation of how we feel and see ourselves.
I have had the privilege of providing therapy in Wilmington, North Carolina, since 1996. I love being a therapist and enjoy connecting with individuals and families. I believe that growth and healing is fostered in an environment of kindness, compassion, curiosity, and acceptance. We all experience times when we are thrown off course and could benefit from a compassionate voice to help us identify our needs and purpose. Sometimes one small step can lead to a beautiful transformation of how we feel and see ourselves.
(910) 363-2708 View (910) 363-2708
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Kimberly S Adams
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP-CN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a board certified clinical neuropsychologist practicing in a private practice setting. My practice is primarily neuropsychological testing of patients presenting with memory disorders, dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and mood disorders. I also complete psychological evaluations for ADHD, learning disorders, and behavioral disorders.
I am a board certified clinical neuropsychologist practicing in a private practice setting. My practice is primarily neuropsychological testing of patients presenting with memory disorders, dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and mood disorders. I also complete psychological evaluations for ADHD, learning disorders, and behavioral disorders.
(910) 817-0931 View (910) 817-0931
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James T. 'jim' Doxey
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, MAC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480  (Online Only)
Relax. Take a deep, cleansing breath. It helps to breathe deeply when life gets overwhelming. Anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, loss, physical and emotional pain take deep a toll on you and sometimes it feels like you just can't cope. If you're having issues like these and want help, we are here. Jim Doxey is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with a profound respect for human suffering. My pledge is to hold you and your life issues with deep respect and caring. I will work hard in partnership with you to help you achieve success.
Relax. Take a deep, cleansing breath. It helps to breathe deeply when life gets overwhelming. Anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, loss, physical and emotional pain take deep a toll on you and sometimes it feels like you just can't cope. If you're having issues like these and want help, we are here. Jim Doxey is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with a profound respect for human suffering. My pledge is to hold you and your life issues with deep respect and caring. I will work hard in partnership with you to help you achieve success.
(910) 447-4469 View (910) 447-4469
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Wiley Thomas Pittman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
My desire is to be of assistance to those seeking recovery from substance abuse, dual diagnosis and trauma issues. I will certainly attempt to help anyone who seeks my help. I believe we all hold our own answers however we might need assistance admitting what the answers are.
My desire is to be of assistance to those seeking recovery from substance abuse, dual diagnosis and trauma issues. I will certainly attempt to help anyone who seeks my help. I believe we all hold our own answers however we might need assistance admitting what the answers are.
(910) 613-5781 View (910) 613-5781
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Made Well Center for Wholeness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RYT200, LCSW, BCFWP
Verified Verified
23 Endorsed
Have you been struggling with life recently? Are you feeling overly anxious, or depressed, or working to heal a trauma? Then the Made Well Center is here for you. We have multiple practitioners who are all trauma informed, holistically minded, and value client centered approaches to healing. We all walk through life differently, yet none of us are immune to hardships. We believe that you were made well & can live well & feel WHOLE. Practitioner availability: Stephanie, Laura Graham, Lia, and Cecilia. Gut Health Coaching Availability: Carrie Sink. Reach out to info at madewellcenter.org today!
Have you been struggling with life recently? Are you feeling overly anxious, or depressed, or working to heal a trauma? Then the Made Well Center is here for you. We have multiple practitioners who are all trauma informed, holistically minded, and value client centered approaches to healing. We all walk through life differently, yet none of us are immune to hardships. We believe that you were made well & can live well & feel WHOLE. Practitioner availability: Stephanie, Laura Graham, Lia, and Cecilia. Gut Health Coaching Availability: Carrie Sink. Reach out to info at madewellcenter.org today!
(910) 557-7017 View (910) 557-7017
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Brooke Gibson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Now offering Clinical Supervision! Dealing with stress, executive disfunction, or feeling down? I'm here for you! I specialize in helping teens and adults with anxiety, depression, and trauma. Let's work together - you lead, and I'll bring my therapeutic know-how. No judgment, just support on your healing journey.
Now offering Clinical Supervision! Dealing with stress, executive disfunction, or feeling down? I'm here for you! I specialize in helping teens and adults with anxiety, depression, and trauma. Let's work together - you lead, and I'll bring my therapeutic know-how. No judgment, just support on your healing journey.
(910) 415-0572 View (910) 415-0572
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Emma Erickson
LCMHCA, LCAS-A, MAEd, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you feel like your past is holding you back? Are you struggling to heal old wounds from childhood adversity? Do you want to develop a healthier relationship with alcohol or cannabis? If so, I'm here to help. My approach to therapy is grounded in collaboration, compassion, and evidence-based practice. Together, we'll identify self-defeating patterns, explore underlying issues, and work towards creating meaningful, sustainable change. I’m especially passionate about working with first-time therapy goers, complex trauma survivors, and individuals with ADHD.
Do you feel like your past is holding you back? Are you struggling to heal old wounds from childhood adversity? Do you want to develop a healthier relationship with alcohol or cannabis? If so, I'm here to help. My approach to therapy is grounded in collaboration, compassion, and evidence-based practice. Together, we'll identify self-defeating patterns, explore underlying issues, and work towards creating meaningful, sustainable change. I’m especially passionate about working with first-time therapy goers, complex trauma survivors, and individuals with ADHD.
(910) 830-8679 View (910) 830-8679

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28480

40+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 28480 who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
88% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
83% Trauma and PTSD
81% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 28480 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 28480?

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.