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McKenzee Skinner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you and your partner struggling with being disconnected? Is past trauma interfering with your ability to have a fulfilling relationship? Perhaps, you have fallen into unhealthy communication patterns or are unsure how to rekindle the passion you once experienced together? Healthy intimate relationships are pivotal to having a balanced overall wellbeing. You and your partner have concluded it is time to commit fully to growth and no longer live with the underlying disconnect and tension; to put in the effort to create a new happier and healthier functional relationship.
Are you and your partner struggling with being disconnected? Is past trauma interfering with your ability to have a fulfilling relationship? Perhaps, you have fallen into unhealthy communication patterns or are unsure how to rekindle the passion you once experienced together? Healthy intimate relationships are pivotal to having a balanced overall wellbeing. You and your partner have concluded it is time to commit fully to growth and no longer live with the underlying disconnect and tension; to put in the effort to create a new happier and healthier functional relationship.
(843) 627-2240 View (843) 627-2240
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Michael Becker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
You've been struggling with maintaining a balanced and happy life due to feelings of depression and/or anxiety. You may have started to self-medicate with alcohol and/or drugs to ease your stress. You are scared that if you continue to practice your negative self-talk, constant worrying, or substance abuse it will further affect your relationships, marriage, self-esteem, health, career, and happiness. You deserve to live a balanced life without the need to self-medicate and practice unhealthy coping skills that don't work! ​ What's at stake is enabling yourself to live in a state of self-doubt, disappointment, and worry.
You've been struggling with maintaining a balanced and happy life due to feelings of depression and/or anxiety. You may have started to self-medicate with alcohol and/or drugs to ease your stress. You are scared that if you continue to practice your negative self-talk, constant worrying, or substance abuse it will further affect your relationships, marriage, self-esteem, health, career, and happiness. You deserve to live a balanced life without the need to self-medicate and practice unhealthy coping skills that don't work! ​ What's at stake is enabling yourself to live in a state of self-doubt, disappointment, and worry.
(843) 279-8150 View (843) 279-8150
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Caroline Senf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCA, MA PSYC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal is to help you flourish with purpose and peace in whatever season of life you may find yourself in. I work with individuals that are impacted by anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and trauma. I also work alongside individuals who are walking though various life changes, struggling with perfectionism, experiencing heartbreak, coping with the highs and lows of parenting, and / or managing the stresses of professional pursuits. I would be honored to have the opportunity to speak with you about your mental health and welcome a phone call or email to further connect. Please don't hesitate to reach out!
My goal is to help you flourish with purpose and peace in whatever season of life you may find yourself in. I work with individuals that are impacted by anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and trauma. I also work alongside individuals who are walking though various life changes, struggling with perfectionism, experiencing heartbreak, coping with the highs and lows of parenting, and / or managing the stresses of professional pursuits. I would be honored to have the opportunity to speak with you about your mental health and welcome a phone call or email to further connect. Please don't hesitate to reach out!
(843) 960-3385 View (843) 960-3385
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Seeds Of Hope Counseling
Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
**CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** I enjoy working with clients who are at a place where they are ready for change - whether it is in the area of personal relationships, defeating thoughts and behaviors or seeking to grow. It is my belief that a strong therapeutic relationship is crucial for psychotherapy to be effective. I offer a compassionate, strengths-based approach combined with a desire to help others overcome barriers that prevent them from reaching their goals.
**CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** I enjoy working with clients who are at a place where they are ready for change - whether it is in the area of personal relationships, defeating thoughts and behaviors or seeking to grow. It is my belief that a strong therapeutic relationship is crucial for psychotherapy to be effective. I offer a compassionate, strengths-based approach combined with a desire to help others overcome barriers that prevent them from reaching their goals.
(843) 751-4891 View (843) 751-4891
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Nancy Drose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nancy Drose is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of South Carolina with experience helping adolescents, adults, and families manage transitions and challenges in their lives. Her specialties include anxiety, depression, anger management, PTSD, parenting issues, child abuse, domestic violence, military and veterans treatment, and more. Nancy also has decades of experience as a military spouse and mother of two.
Nancy Drose is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of South Carolina with experience helping adolescents, adults, and families manage transitions and challenges in their lives. Her specialties include anxiety, depression, anger management, PTSD, parenting issues, child abuse, domestic violence, military and veterans treatment, and more. Nancy also has decades of experience as a military spouse and mother of two.
(843) 287-9463 View (843) 287-9463
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Dr. Summer Vail
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Many of my clients come in to therapy wanting to overcome stress and hard emotions, or break painful patterns in their relationships. I often work with clients who have felt hurt by their relationships due to harsh words, addiction or leaving when they needed them. For many, the first goals involve understanding how others' actions have impacted them, and who they are outside of that impact. My goal is for clients to find clarity and feel empowered to choose for themselves their next step forward.
Many of my clients come in to therapy wanting to overcome stress and hard emotions, or break painful patterns in their relationships. I often work with clients who have felt hurt by their relationships due to harsh words, addiction or leaving when they needed them. For many, the first goals involve understanding how others' actions have impacted them, and who they are outside of that impact. My goal is for clients to find clarity and feel empowered to choose for themselves their next step forward.
(785) 428-0322 View (785) 428-0322
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Mackenzie Logan
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464  (Online Only)
Welcome, I'm so glad you're here. As a therapist, my goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for my clients to heal, grow, and show up comfortably as their authentic selves. It is important to me that I provide a space that promotes collaboration, is compassion-focused, and non-judgmental. I strive to serve as a guide working collaboratively with clients to promote healing and growth through support, compassion, and empowerment.
Welcome, I'm so glad you're here. As a therapist, my goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for my clients to heal, grow, and show up comfortably as their authentic selves. It is important to me that I provide a space that promotes collaboration, is compassion-focused, and non-judgmental. I strive to serve as a guide working collaboratively with clients to promote healing and growth through support, compassion, and empowerment.
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Kinsey Cameron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Hi, my name is Kinsey! I firmly believe that every person is doing the very best they can at any given moment with the knowledge and skills they have at the time, and until we know better, we can’t expect ourselves to do better. Thus, it is my belief that we are all capable of learning and implementing healthier, more effective ways of doing things, and I want to be there to guide you through the process of becoming the very best version of yourself. Throughout the years I have worked in multiple different treatment settings which has offered me a great deal of experience in the clinical field.
Hi, my name is Kinsey! I firmly believe that every person is doing the very best they can at any given moment with the knowledge and skills they have at the time, and until we know better, we can’t expect ourselves to do better. Thus, it is my belief that we are all capable of learning and implementing healthier, more effective ways of doing things, and I want to be there to guide you through the process of becoming the very best version of yourself. Throughout the years I have worked in multiple different treatment settings which has offered me a great deal of experience in the clinical field.
(843) 483-6887 View (843) 483-6887
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Bonnie Ann Kolmodin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFTI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Congratulations for taking the first step to a more fulfilling life experience. I strive to create a non-judgmental, supportive environment to help you find balanced life. Whether you're going through a tough life transition, struggling in your relationship or wanting to let go of unhealthy habits, we can take steps to create a better version for you. Our sessions will provide an opportunity to optimize your potential by identifying blind spots. We will build on your inherent strengths while increasing your inner wisdom to move towards your goals.
Congratulations for taking the first step to a more fulfilling life experience. I strive to create a non-judgmental, supportive environment to help you find balanced life. Whether you're going through a tough life transition, struggling in your relationship or wanting to let go of unhealthy habits, we can take steps to create a better version for you. Our sessions will provide an opportunity to optimize your potential by identifying blind spots. We will build on your inherent strengths while increasing your inner wisdom to move towards your goals.
(843) 632-5133 View (843) 632-5133
Photo of Brooke Hill, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29464, SC
Brooke Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
I believe life unfolds perfectly for each of us, even when we feel blocked or overwhelmed. When we learn how to work with our emotions and our life - instead of against them - they naturally help us learn and grow. My aim is to help my clients experience that directly, rather than simply talking or thinking about what that's like. I offer talk therapy and EMDR therapy (a unique, evidence-based treatment). Many describe EMDR as a way to process in a few sessions feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues they hadn't been able to get unstuck from in months or years of previous therapy or self-help.
I believe life unfolds perfectly for each of us, even when we feel blocked or overwhelmed. When we learn how to work with our emotions and our life - instead of against them - they naturally help us learn and grow. My aim is to help my clients experience that directly, rather than simply talking or thinking about what that's like. I offer talk therapy and EMDR therapy (a unique, evidence-based treatment). Many describe EMDR as a way to process in a few sessions feelings of anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues they hadn't been able to get unstuck from in months or years of previous therapy or self-help.
(843) 888-2270 View (843) 888-2270
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Kristin Shulman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464  (Online Only)
Hello - I'm Kristin! Entering into therapy can be scary, but here's the deal - working through scary is where growth occurs! If you feel stuck, lost, struggling with change, afraid, or unsure of the next step, I hope you will give counseling a try. My role as a therapist is not to fix your feelings but to hold your discomfort, distress, and fears in safe, caring hands. We will work together to find new ways to conquer your problems, heal old wounds and move you into a safe place where you can grow. I have worked with chronic illness, depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, codependence, eating disorders, and pre / post-bariatric clients.
Hello - I'm Kristin! Entering into therapy can be scary, but here's the deal - working through scary is where growth occurs! If you feel stuck, lost, struggling with change, afraid, or unsure of the next step, I hope you will give counseling a try. My role as a therapist is not to fix your feelings but to hold your discomfort, distress, and fears in safe, caring hands. We will work together to find new ways to conquer your problems, heal old wounds and move you into a safe place where you can grow. I have worked with chronic illness, depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, codependence, eating disorders, and pre / post-bariatric clients.
(843) 438-6542 View (843) 438-6542
Photo of Jeff Marcino in 29464, SC
Jeff Marcino
PsyD, LPC , MA
Verified Verified
I place importance on being approachable, thoughtful, sensitive and direct. In therapy, I think it is valuable to focus on both past and present experiences. Looking at your history can help us understand what sets of beliefs, about yourself and the world, might be holding you back from having a better experience in life - and what makes these beliefs so powerful. Examining current behaviors and interactions allows for reflection and adjustment of unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviors impeding your success and personal satisfaction.
I place importance on being approachable, thoughtful, sensitive and direct. In therapy, I think it is valuable to focus on both past and present experiences. Looking at your history can help us understand what sets of beliefs, about yourself and the world, might be holding you back from having a better experience in life - and what makes these beliefs so powerful. Examining current behaviors and interactions allows for reflection and adjustment of unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviors impeding your success and personal satisfaction.
(843) 547-5771 View (843) 547-5771
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Stacy Lawrence
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you looking for ways to be happy? Is stress or worry driving you to do things you wouldn't normally do? Is diabetes running your life? Chronic illness, stress, constant worry, transitions, loss, and trying to do everything right can be really frustrating and difficult. There is hope for healing and skills to manage your life and find wellness. Therapy is a collaborative process where you can heal, explore, grow and change in a non-judgmental environment. Together we can find coping skills that work for your life and get on track with taking care of yourself even when you don't feel like it.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you looking for ways to be happy? Is stress or worry driving you to do things you wouldn't normally do? Is diabetes running your life? Chronic illness, stress, constant worry, transitions, loss, and trying to do everything right can be really frustrating and difficult. There is hope for healing and skills to manage your life and find wellness. Therapy is a collaborative process where you can heal, explore, grow and change in a non-judgmental environment. Together we can find coping skills that work for your life and get on track with taking care of yourself even when you don't feel like it.
(843) 350-0712 View (843) 350-0712
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Meg Williams Humphrey
Licensed Psycho-Educational Specialist, EdS, LPES, NCSP
Verified Verified
Meg W. Humphrey is a Licensed Psychoeducational Specialist who is certified by the SC Board of Education as a School Psychologist II and by The National Association of School Psychologists as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Meg completed her undergraduate work at the College of Charleston and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She obtained a Master's degree and a Specialist degree in School Psychology from The Citadel. Meg has extensive experience working in the diverse settings of inner city schools, magnet schools, private schools, and private practice.
Meg W. Humphrey is a Licensed Psychoeducational Specialist who is certified by the SC Board of Education as a School Psychologist II and by The National Association of School Psychologists as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Meg completed her undergraduate work at the College of Charleston and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She obtained a Master's degree and a Specialist degree in School Psychology from The Citadel. Meg has extensive experience working in the diverse settings of inner city schools, magnet schools, private schools, and private practice.
(843) 701-5488 View (843) 701-5488
Photo of Krystal Waldo, Psychologist in 29464, SC
Krystal Waldo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Currently offering in-person and telehealth appointments. Welcome! I am a clinical psychologist and I work primarily with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, chronic stress, life transitions, and peer relationships. I use a client centered approach to help individuals use their strengths to cope with life's ups and downs. My goal is to help you develop coping skills and concrete tools to better manage difficult situations and learn to navigate life differently.
Currently offering in-person and telehealth appointments. Welcome! I am a clinical psychologist and I work primarily with adolescents, young adults, and adults. I specialize in working with individuals experiencing trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, chronic stress, life transitions, and peer relationships. I use a client centered approach to help individuals use their strengths to cope with life's ups and downs. My goal is to help you develop coping skills and concrete tools to better manage difficult situations and learn to navigate life differently.
(843) 865-2371 View (843) 865-2371
Photo of Katelin Thames (Kammerer), Licensed Professional Counselor in 29464, SC
Katelin Thames (Kammerer)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients via teletherapy. We all experience really tough and painful things at times. Then, sometimes, we might not know why things feels so hard but all of the sudden, even the little things feel like too much. We may know that something in our lives needs to change but we either don’t know what it is or we just don’t know where to start to make it happen. The therapeutic environment is designed to be an unbiased and safe space where you can be authentically you and receive the support you need in order to facilitate healing and growth.
Currently accepting new clients via teletherapy. We all experience really tough and painful things at times. Then, sometimes, we might not know why things feels so hard but all of the sudden, even the little things feel like too much. We may know that something in our lives needs to change but we either don’t know what it is or we just don’t know where to start to make it happen. The therapeutic environment is designed to be an unbiased and safe space where you can be authentically you and receive the support you need in order to facilitate healing and growth.
(843) 258-4519 View (843) 258-4519
Photo of Krista Tilly, Marriage & Family Therapist in 29464, SC
Krista Tilly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS MFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
As a Marriage and Family Therapist and Health Coach, I believe that every person has the innate ability to find peace. I enjoy working with people of all ages going through transition and hardship. Whether you have a child struggling with behavior issues or are having trouble communicating with your spouse/loved ones, I hope to help you find the courage to press through and to discover that our greatest breakthroughs can be found in what feel like our weakest moments. I want to help you explore the beliefs that are holding you back and help you find peace that lasts.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist and Health Coach, I believe that every person has the innate ability to find peace. I enjoy working with people of all ages going through transition and hardship. Whether you have a child struggling with behavior issues or are having trouble communicating with your spouse/loved ones, I hope to help you find the courage to press through and to discover that our greatest breakthroughs can be found in what feel like our weakest moments. I want to help you explore the beliefs that are holding you back and help you find peace that lasts.
(843) 305-3466 View (843) 305-3466
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Cara Mazurek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello, glad you are here! Thank you for taking some time to learn about Theraworks. Starting therapy can be an intimidating process. Know that you are not alone if you are unsure of where to start. I am here to support and guide you through the process to minimize stress. Fostering a safe, open and trusting environment is fundamental to my practice. Together we will navigate: exploring the past, emotions, relationships, and insights to your behaviors.
Hello, glad you are here! Thank you for taking some time to learn about Theraworks. Starting therapy can be an intimidating process. Know that you are not alone if you are unsure of where to start. I am here to support and guide you through the process to minimize stress. Fostering a safe, open and trusting environment is fundamental to my practice. Together we will navigate: exploring the past, emotions, relationships, and insights to your behaviors.
(843) 960-3806 View (843) 960-3806
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Jana Risch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about helping others and always feel honored to take part in assisting people to feel better. I have many years of experience in providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide variety of issues. I enjoy working with individuals to develop coping skills related to life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, social skills, and anger. I also enjoy working with families on improving effective communication and setting healthy boundaries.
I am passionate about helping others and always feel honored to take part in assisting people to feel better. I have many years of experience in providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide variety of issues. I enjoy working with individuals to develop coping skills related to life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, social skills, and anger. I also enjoy working with families on improving effective communication and setting healthy boundaries.
(843) 474-6625 View (843) 474-6625
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Patti Moynihan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you feel negatively affected by depression or anxiety? Do you struggle within your relationships? Do you feel stuck making important life decisions regarding marriage, family, career, friendships, or more? Do you find yourself wishing you could be happier? Has an important event happened in your life and you're having trouble integrating change into your life? You may feel alone and lost. You may believe that you have to feel this way forever. Personalized therapy can help.
Do you feel negatively affected by depression or anxiety? Do you struggle within your relationships? Do you feel stuck making important life decisions regarding marriage, family, career, friendships, or more? Do you find yourself wishing you could be happier? Has an important event happened in your life and you're having trouble integrating change into your life? You may feel alone and lost. You may believe that you have to feel this way forever. Personalized therapy can help.
(843) 920-4854 View (843) 920-4854

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 29464

300+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in 29464 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
67% Stress
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Aetna
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 29464 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 29464?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.