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Heather Herrig
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
Heather is a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor as well as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, who has been practicing since 2014. They graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, NC with a degree in Mental Health Counseling. Heather's undergraduate degree is from The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio. With a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. Heather believes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered Therapy approaches. Heather feels it is best to meet someone where they are at emotionally in life and help them on their journey to mental wellness.
Heather is a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor as well as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, who has been practicing since 2014. They graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, NC with a degree in Mental Health Counseling. Heather's undergraduate degree is from The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio. With a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. Heather believes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered Therapy approaches. Heather feels it is best to meet someone where they are at emotionally in life and help them on their journey to mental wellness.
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Elizabeth Vaughan
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
Elizabeth Vaughan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Messiah College. Once her three children were grown, she furthered her education by obtaining a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who enjoys working with children, young adults and women and has previous work experience as a high school Spanish Teacher and a Homeschooling mom as well as 20 years of combined experience as a Children's Ministry Leader and Youth Pastor.
Elizabeth Vaughan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Messiah College. Once her three children were grown, she furthered her education by obtaining a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who enjoys working with children, young adults and women and has previous work experience as a high school Spanish Teacher and a Homeschooling mom as well as 20 years of combined experience as a Children's Ministry Leader and Youth Pastor.
(704) 859-0662 View (704) 859-0662
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Clifford Wilson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
Clifford Wilson, LMHC Clifford Wilson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 1998. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling Education. Clifford's personal philosophy is eclectic in nature. He incorporates different theoretical approaches in helping the client depending on age and problems of the client. One of the theories he uses is Solution-Focus Therapy, a cognitive approach which address how we think. Clifford believes we can focus too much time and energy on the problem itself versus on finding solution(s). Another theory he might use is Person-Centered Therapy.
Clifford Wilson, LMHC Clifford Wilson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 1998. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling Education. Clifford's personal philosophy is eclectic in nature. He incorporates different theoretical approaches in helping the client depending on age and problems of the client. One of the theories he uses is Solution-Focus Therapy, a cognitive approach which address how we think. Clifford believes we can focus too much time and energy on the problem itself versus on finding solution(s). Another theory he might use is Person-Centered Therapy.
(980) 393-2128 View (980) 393-2128
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Sueann Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
Sue Ann earned her Bachelor's Degree (BA) in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Mississippi and her Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) with a concentration in geriatric and elderly issues from the University of Alabama. Sue Ann has provided Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) to individuals and groups as a certified CISM specialist since 2003. Sue Ann has clinical experience working with clients of all ages, with the goal of helping clients better their lives by making sense of life stressors through personal growth and gaining new perspecitives and insights.
Sue Ann earned her Bachelor's Degree (BA) in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Mississippi and her Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) with a concentration in geriatric and elderly issues from the University of Alabama. Sue Ann has provided Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) to individuals and groups as a certified CISM specialist since 2003. Sue Ann has clinical experience working with clients of all ages, with the goal of helping clients better their lives by making sense of life stressors through personal growth and gaining new perspecitives and insights.
(704) 251-6458 View (704) 251-6458
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Keith Devine
Counselor, MACC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
I am a practicing therapist in Statesville, North Carolina. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I have over 20 years of experience as a pastoral counselor. I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My primary goal is to provide a grace-centered, non-judgmental, safe environment where healing can truly occur. My theoretical basis for counseling includes the integration of a Biblical worldview with compatible psychological perspectives. I also help clients find their true identity through a Christ-centered Identity Discovery Process.
I am a practicing therapist in Statesville, North Carolina. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I have over 20 years of experience as a pastoral counselor. I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My primary goal is to provide a grace-centered, non-judgmental, safe environment where healing can truly occur. My theoretical basis for counseling includes the integration of a Biblical worldview with compatible psychological perspectives. I also help clients find their true identity through a Christ-centered Identity Discovery Process.
(704) 269-4396 View (704) 269-4396
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Helen Lynn Dula
Counselor, MA, LCAS-A, LPC-A, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
I enjoy the helping profession. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and adults.
I enjoy the helping profession. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents and adults.
(704) 457-1641 View (704) 457-1641
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GARD Therapeutic Services
Counselor, LCMHC-A, LCAS-A, CTP
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625  (Online Only)
I strive to meet my clients where they are in their life journey. I have a passion to help guide and encourage them to reach their ultimate goals. I work with clients facing various challenges including but not limited to substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am a US Navy Veteran, so working with other Veterans is a passion of mine and something I am grateful to be able to do. Building motivation, managing depressive or anxious symptoms, setting life goals, developing boundaries, overcoming trauma or addiction and more, if that is what you desire, I can help.
I strive to meet my clients where they are in their life journey. I have a passion to help guide and encourage them to reach their ultimate goals. I work with clients facing various challenges including but not limited to substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am a US Navy Veteran, so working with other Veterans is a passion of mine and something I am grateful to be able to do. Building motivation, managing depressive or anxious symptoms, setting life goals, developing boundaries, overcoming trauma or addiction and more, if that is what you desire, I can help.
(980) 246-4172 View (980) 246-4172
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Barbara Miller
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMCHS
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
Barbara Miller is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor. She earned her Master's at Nova University in Florida. She has 30 years' experience in individual, family and group therapy in office and school settings, over telehealth and, when warranted, in the home. She enjoys working with children, adolescents and their families, as well as adults. Barbara is proud to offer multiple therapy techniques including CBT, DBT, Reality, Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing and Psychoeducation to help each client reach their unique life goals.
Barbara Miller is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor. She earned her Master's at Nova University in Florida. She has 30 years' experience in individual, family and group therapy in office and school settings, over telehealth and, when warranted, in the home. She enjoys working with children, adolescents and their families, as well as adults. Barbara is proud to offer multiple therapy techniques including CBT, DBT, Reality, Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing and Psychoeducation to help each client reach their unique life goals.
(704) 389-3032 View (704) 389-3032
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Angela Wooten
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
Angela graduated with her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Her previous work experience includes seeing children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient setting where she gained much experience with various mental health issues. Having been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Angela has a passion for working with individuals who have experienced traumatic life events.
Angela graduated with her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. Her previous work experience includes seeing children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient setting where she gained much experience with various mental health issues. Having been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Angela has a passion for working with individuals who have experienced traumatic life events.
(704) 610-5783 View (704) 610-5783
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Christian Noel Davidson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
C. Noel Davidson treats patients starting at 10 years old. Noel graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in English from Gardner-Webb University and her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is both a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professional and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist through the state of North Carolina. Her previous counseling experiences include outpatient Substance Abuse and Mental Health counseling, Career and Personal Development counseling in a university setting, and working with evidence based children's programs through Smart Start Services.
C. Noel Davidson treats patients starting at 10 years old. Noel graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in English from Gardner-Webb University and her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She is both a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Professional and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist through the state of North Carolina. Her previous counseling experiences include outpatient Substance Abuse and Mental Health counseling, Career and Personal Development counseling in a university setting, and working with evidence based children's programs through Smart Start Services.
(704) 703-3022 View (704) 703-3022
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Shameka Harley Chambers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
I am a LCSW with over 23 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults with an array of social and emotional needs. If you, your child, or loved one is struggling to manage life stressors, the initial or ongoing impact of trauma, bullying, low esteem, anxiety, depression, indecisiveness, or desire to learn additional coping or interpersonal skills, I am here to support you. My goal is to partner with those who entrust me, to support your efforts in navigating your journey of healing, change, and growth.
I am a LCSW with over 23 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults with an array of social and emotional needs. If you, your child, or loved one is struggling to manage life stressors, the initial or ongoing impact of trauma, bullying, low esteem, anxiety, depression, indecisiveness, or desire to learn additional coping or interpersonal skills, I am here to support you. My goal is to partner with those who entrust me, to support your efforts in navigating your journey of healing, change, and growth.
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New Arrows Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Statesville, NC 28625
At New Arrows Counseling, PLLC we work with children, teens, and adults that are struggling with any of the challenges that life throws our way. Our therapist, Nichole Lentz, specializes in dealing with anxiety, depression, and parenting skills as well postpartum and perinatal issues. We also provide Life Coach services for those individuals who are needing help and support in reaching their goals in personal growth, relationships, work, diet/exercise, or organizational skills.
At New Arrows Counseling, PLLC we work with children, teens, and adults that are struggling with any of the challenges that life throws our way. Our therapist, Nichole Lentz, specializes in dealing with anxiety, depression, and parenting skills as well postpartum and perinatal issues. We also provide Life Coach services for those individuals who are needing help and support in reaching their goals in personal growth, relationships, work, diet/exercise, or organizational skills.
(704) 981-9778 View (704) 981-9778
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Shara Gilreath
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
Connection matters! Whether you are dealing with adjustments in life, marriage struggles, career struggles, anxiety, depression, overwhelming life stress, or childhood trauma; navigating these difficulties can feel very lonely. My strengths are in helping clients heal from the hurt of their past, find connection and healing in marriage even if there have been great hurts, and assist individuals who feel trapped in destructive relationships and trapped in negative self-belief. My hope is that my clients discover true connection, in place of their pain or struggle, that allows them to fully embrace their uniqueness.
Connection matters! Whether you are dealing with adjustments in life, marriage struggles, career struggles, anxiety, depression, overwhelming life stress, or childhood trauma; navigating these difficulties can feel very lonely. My strengths are in helping clients heal from the hurt of their past, find connection and healing in marriage even if there have been great hurts, and assist individuals who feel trapped in destructive relationships and trapped in negative self-belief. My hope is that my clients discover true connection, in place of their pain or struggle, that allows them to fully embrace their uniqueness.
(980) 268-2459 View (980) 268-2459
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Chaqueenia Livingston
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
Chaqueenia treats patients starting 10 years old. Chaqueenia graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University with a Master's Degree in Mental Health counseling. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Chaqueenia believes that effective therapy is about a number of things: experience, expertise, a clear diagnosis, concise goals, and the knowledge and the tools that may effectively help clients navigate difficult life issues.
Chaqueenia treats patients starting 10 years old. Chaqueenia graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University with a Master's Degree in Mental Health counseling. She is licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Chaqueenia believes that effective therapy is about a number of things: experience, expertise, a clear diagnosis, concise goals, and the knowledge and the tools that may effectively help clients navigate difficult life issues.
(704) 389-2346 View (704) 389-2346
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Kambi A Swan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Statesville, NC 28625
Waitlist for new clients
Unexpected, sometimes traumatic life events happens to us all. The good news is we are made to heal. My work with clients offers an expert guide and partner on your healing journey. Together we can help you establish a life of balance and peace. While other interventions offer coping skills, the work we do together offers healing and restoration. When you are ready to begin your journey, please let me know and we can begin our work together in an atmosphere of acceptance and care.
Unexpected, sometimes traumatic life events happens to us all. The good news is we are made to heal. My work with clients offers an expert guide and partner on your healing journey. Together we can help you establish a life of balance and peace. While other interventions offer coping skills, the work we do together offers healing and restoration. When you are ready to begin your journey, please let me know and we can begin our work together in an atmosphere of acceptance and care.
(704) 209-4898 View (704) 209-4898
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Pamela Millan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625  (Online Only)
ONLINE VIDEO THERAPY ONLY. Do you want to: Stop feeling stuck and take control of your life and relationships? Gain a new and profound perspective on your relationship? Stop pushing your loved ones away with your anger or other symptoms? Break your dissatisfying and reactive patterns? Stop having the same fights over and over again? Communicate and resolve conflicts easily, and mutually meet your needs? Deeply understand yourself and your loved ones, as well as experience warmth, love, and passion again? Feel a strong connection, enjoy reciprocity and synergy with your partner?
ONLINE VIDEO THERAPY ONLY. Do you want to: Stop feeling stuck and take control of your life and relationships? Gain a new and profound perspective on your relationship? Stop pushing your loved ones away with your anger or other symptoms? Break your dissatisfying and reactive patterns? Stop having the same fights over and over again? Communicate and resolve conflicts easily, and mutually meet your needs? Deeply understand yourself and your loved ones, as well as experience warmth, love, and passion again? Feel a strong connection, enjoy reciprocity and synergy with your partner?
(704) 271-9045 View (704) 271-9045
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Elliot Sanchez
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, CAMS, LCASA, NCC
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
Come as you are. We are an organization that believe change is possible. We are committed to helping people manage addiction, healthy marriages, relationship problems, grief issues, smoking cessation, anger problems, depression, anxiety and spiritual issues find resolve and live a satisfying life.
Come as you are. We are an organization that believe change is possible. We are committed to helping people manage addiction, healthy marriages, relationship problems, grief issues, smoking cessation, anger problems, depression, anxiety and spiritual issues find resolve and live a satisfying life.
(828) 360-9349 View (828) 360-9349
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Tracy Lee Gilreath
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Statesville, NC 28625
We all have times of suffering in our lives; it is difficult to walk through those times alone. Having gone through my own healing in counseling, and being a "wounded healer" aids me in being able to help others deal with their own suffering. I worked as a youth pastor for 16 years and in the mental health industry for the past 15 years with adolescents, children, and their families. I seek to help families that are having conflict in their home as well as those having school issues.
We all have times of suffering in our lives; it is difficult to walk through those times alone. Having gone through my own healing in counseling, and being a "wounded healer" aids me in being able to help others deal with their own suffering. I worked as a youth pastor for 16 years and in the mental health industry for the past 15 years with adolescents, children, and their families. I seek to help families that are having conflict in their home as well as those having school issues.
(704) 457-1184 View (704) 457-1184
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Johannah Robinette
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA/EdS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Statesville, NC 28625
As a native of Iredell County, it is my privilege to counsel individuals who live here and in surrounding areas. Past experience includes working with adults of all ages, couples, children and teens. I particularly enjoyed working with teens in an alternative school setting. I have also counseled individuals struggling with OCD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, low self-esteem, and developmental disabilities. I especially empathize with the DD population due to personally experiencing many of the struggles faced by having a daughter who was born with Spina bifida.
As a native of Iredell County, it is my privilege to counsel individuals who live here and in surrounding areas. Past experience includes working with adults of all ages, couples, children and teens. I particularly enjoyed working with teens in an alternative school setting. I have also counseled individuals struggling with OCD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, low self-esteem, and developmental disabilities. I especially empathize with the DD population due to personally experiencing many of the struggles faced by having a daughter who was born with Spina bifida.
(980) 238-3879 View (980) 238-3879
A Loving Hand Counseling Service
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LCAS, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Statesville, NC 28625
Growing up is hard and becomes even more difficult when you are dealing with emotional and social problems. I will work directly with you, parents, school, and community to provide the most comprehensive service available.
Growing up is hard and becomes even more difficult when you are dealing with emotional and social problems. I will work directly with you, parents, school, and community to provide the most comprehensive service available.
(704) 310-5561 View (704) 310-5561

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28625

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 28625 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
95% Depression
63% Grief
63% Trauma and PTSD
63% Self Esteem
61% Relationship Issues
61% ADHD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 28625 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28625?

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.