Therapists in 29650

Photo of Christina L Morrison, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29650, SC
Christina L Morrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Greer, SC 29650
Heal -- Grow -- Thrive. Those are my goals for my clients to accomplish through the therapy process. I help clients use their strengths and experiences to reach their goals for healing and personal growth. I enjoy working with adolescents and their families, as well as adults who are struggling to cope with their daily lives. Change can be difficult, but you don't have to keep going on like this! As your therapist, I would like to come alongside you and help you take some positive steps to change!
Heal -- Grow -- Thrive. Those are my goals for my clients to accomplish through the therapy process. I help clients use their strengths and experiences to reach their goals for healing and personal growth. I enjoy working with adolescents and their families, as well as adults who are struggling to cope with their daily lives. Change can be difficult, but you don't have to keep going on like this! As your therapist, I would like to come alongside you and help you take some positive steps to change!
(864) 606-3553 View (864) 606-3553
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Anna K Gagnon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Greer, SC 29650
Life can be hard and overwhelming at times. Maybe you're feeling lost, isolated, or stuck in a rut. Perhaps you're struggling with your relationships, your career, or your own sense of self-worth - these challenges and transitions in themselves can be difficult. Whatever it is that's bringing you here, I want you to know that you're not alone, and that seeking therapy is a powerful step towards healing and growth.
Life can be hard and overwhelming at times. Maybe you're feeling lost, isolated, or stuck in a rut. Perhaps you're struggling with your relationships, your career, or your own sense of self-worth - these challenges and transitions in themselves can be difficult. Whatever it is that's bringing you here, I want you to know that you're not alone, and that seeking therapy is a powerful step towards healing and growth.
(864) 835-8580 View (864) 835-8580
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Spencer Edward Beeson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, AADC
Verified
Greer, SC 29650
Waitlist for new clients
Spencer embodies a collaborative, non-judgmental approach to therapy as the necessary foundation for developing therapeutic rapport and an environment that fosters our inherent ability for healing. He believes in meeting and accepting each client where they are and the importance of taking a strength-based perspective. Spencer has been trained in EMDR and utilizes this approach to work effectively with all forms of client trauma/presenting issues. He works to engage the client in setting obtainable goals, developing positive resources and support, and empowering individuals to take responsibility for their own personal growth.
Spencer embodies a collaborative, non-judgmental approach to therapy as the necessary foundation for developing therapeutic rapport and an environment that fosters our inherent ability for healing. He believes in meeting and accepting each client where they are and the importance of taking a strength-based perspective. Spencer has been trained in EMDR and utilizes this approach to work effectively with all forms of client trauma/presenting issues. He works to engage the client in setting obtainable goals, developing positive resources and support, and empowering individuals to take responsibility for their own personal growth.
(864) 662-6997 View (864) 662-6997
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Caroline Bishop
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Greer, SC 29650
You have described yourself as a "people pleaser". Sometimes that feels like a good thing, but other times, it's overwhelming. Anxious thoughts are making it hard to set boundaries and prioritize yourself. Fear leaves you paralyzed when you need to make a decision. Trauma history leaves you struggling to say no and advocate for your needs. Guilt feels like it controls your life and relationships.
You have described yourself as a "people pleaser". Sometimes that feels like a good thing, but other times, it's overwhelming. Anxious thoughts are making it hard to set boundaries and prioritize yourself. Fear leaves you paralyzed when you need to make a decision. Trauma history leaves you struggling to say no and advocate for your needs. Guilt feels like it controls your life and relationships.
(864) 514-5625 View (864) 514-5625
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Suzanne Hartness Fentress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Greer, SC 29650
Are you feeling stuck and don’t know what to do or where to turn? You have worked so hard yet your life has become nothing like you imagined. You’ve tried talking to friends and family, but nothing seems to help. When is the last time you felt happy? I mean really happy with your life? With my unique skill set, education and background. I am here to help you meet you personal and professional goals by creating a life worth living. I assist adults and elders, dealing with adjustment disorders, anxiety, bi-polar, depression, life transitions, mood disorders and substance abuse meet their full potential.
Are you feeling stuck and don’t know what to do or where to turn? You have worked so hard yet your life has become nothing like you imagined. You’ve tried talking to friends and family, but nothing seems to help. When is the last time you felt happy? I mean really happy with your life? With my unique skill set, education and background. I am here to help you meet you personal and professional goals by creating a life worth living. I assist adults and elders, dealing with adjustment disorders, anxiety, bi-polar, depression, life transitions, mood disorders and substance abuse meet their full potential.
(864) 479-6692 View (864) 479-6692
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Eric M. Fluckiger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Greer, SC 29650
You're looking for a therapist. I've been there. That's not a fun place to be. If my personality and professional approach to counseling feel like a good fit, then consider sending me an email to schedule a free 30 min consultation. My clients come back week after week because even after thousands of sessions, and years of working in mental health, the love I have for helping people still comes through in every session.
You're looking for a therapist. I've been there. That's not a fun place to be. If my personality and professional approach to counseling feel like a good fit, then consider sending me an email to schedule a free 30 min consultation. My clients come back week after week because even after thousands of sessions, and years of working in mental health, the love I have for helping people still comes through in every session.
(864) 428-8467 View (864) 428-8467
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Aimee Kolaczenko
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified
Greer, SC 29650
Feeling overwhelmed by everything on your plate each day? No matter how much you do it feels like you are spinning your wheels, not making any progress. You may also be yearning for time for yourself but not sure how you possibly could. Not getting the support you need from your partner, family or friends? You have tried to communicate that you need help but are not getting anywhere. Struggling to feel joy with your family because you feel so drained? You want to be able to breathe so that you can soak in the moments with them.
Feeling overwhelmed by everything on your plate each day? No matter how much you do it feels like you are spinning your wheels, not making any progress. You may also be yearning for time for yourself but not sure how you possibly could. Not getting the support you need from your partner, family or friends? You have tried to communicate that you need help but are not getting anywhere. Struggling to feel joy with your family because you feel so drained? You want to be able to breathe so that you can soak in the moments with them.
(864) 894-2947 View (864) 894-2947
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Shaylin F King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Greer, SC 29650
Being part of the LGBTQIA or Poly community in the South can be BEYOND isolating. You feel pressured to hide your identity, struggling to find acceptance from your friends and family, all while trying to navigate the coming out process or transition. You feel stuck. Unsure of your identity. Tired of questioning. Uncomfortable in the skin you're in. You just want to feel like yourself and be able to go out with your partner(s) without the constant nagging fears and insecurities.
Being part of the LGBTQIA or Poly community in the South can be BEYOND isolating. You feel pressured to hide your identity, struggling to find acceptance from your friends and family, all while trying to navigate the coming out process or transition. You feel stuck. Unsure of your identity. Tired of questioning. Uncomfortable in the skin you're in. You just want to feel like yourself and be able to go out with your partner(s) without the constant nagging fears and insecurities.
(864) 465-8978 View (864) 465-8978
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Stefany Pedroza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Greer, SC 29650
Things were going great. You got the job, you’re in a relationship, you have great friends but then, suddenly, life didn’t feel fulfilling anymore. Your anxiety started sneaking up again, your trauma started resurfacing, and your self-esteem got lower than ever before. You’ve tried all the things to help yourself get out of this funk, but nothing seems to work. And you question if this your new reality.
Things were going great. You got the job, you’re in a relationship, you have great friends but then, suddenly, life didn’t feel fulfilling anymore. Your anxiety started sneaking up again, your trauma started resurfacing, and your self-esteem got lower than ever before. You’ve tried all the things to help yourself get out of this funk, but nothing seems to work. And you question if this your new reality.
(864) 523-6477 View (864) 523-6477
Photo of Lori Levasseur, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29650, SC
Lori Levasseur
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Greer, SC 29650
Life isn’t always about being able to breathe easy, but sometimes it takes your breath completely away. If you are having difficulty in catching your breath, being present in your daily life, feeling stuck or going through a difficult time, I want to help. I hold in high regard the theory of self-actualization, which allows a person to recognize their own strengths and gives them the capability to use their strengths in their journey, at their own pace, and by their own choice. My goal is to empower individuals with knowledge and tools and personal growth so that they can live successful lives.
Life isn’t always about being able to breathe easy, but sometimes it takes your breath completely away. If you are having difficulty in catching your breath, being present in your daily life, feeling stuck or going through a difficult time, I want to help. I hold in high regard the theory of self-actualization, which allows a person to recognize their own strengths and gives them the capability to use their strengths in their journey, at their own pace, and by their own choice. My goal is to empower individuals with knowledge and tools and personal growth so that they can live successful lives.
(864) 432-1696 View (864) 432-1696
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Jennifer A Barredo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Greer, SC 29650
Not accepting new clients
**NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME** You're here because you're exhausted pretending like everything's ok. You wonder what's wrong with you because you generally can handle challenges, but right now you feel like you're drowning. You can't even stop to take care of yourself because you're too busy taking care of everyone else. You wonder if your relationship will ever get better. Despite this, you're not ready to give up on yourself or the relationship.
**NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME** You're here because you're exhausted pretending like everything's ok. You wonder what's wrong with you because you generally can handle challenges, but right now you feel like you're drowning. You can't even stop to take care of yourself because you're too busy taking care of everyone else. You wonder if your relationship will ever get better. Despite this, you're not ready to give up on yourself or the relationship.
(864) 362-9692 View (864) 362-9692
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Henry Deas Boykin Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Greer, SC 29650
I help clients with a variety of issues such as: overwhelming emotional experiences (anxiety, depression, anger, shame, etc.), traumatic pasts, confusion or aimlessness in life, compulsive behaviors, and other difficulties that somehow limit them from most fully living the lives they prefer. I am a trained mindfulness coach, and I utilize meditation training as a central part of my therapeutic process. I also maintain a person-centered attitude toward all clients, and I aim to establish and maintain a trusting relationship with clients.
I help clients with a variety of issues such as: overwhelming emotional experiences (anxiety, depression, anger, shame, etc.), traumatic pasts, confusion or aimlessness in life, compulsive behaviors, and other difficulties that somehow limit them from most fully living the lives they prefer. I am a trained mindfulness coach, and I utilize meditation training as a central part of my therapeutic process. I also maintain a person-centered attitude toward all clients, and I aim to establish and maintain a trusting relationship with clients.
(864) 468-2780 View (864) 468-2780
Photo of Kate Evette Landsverk, Marriage & Family Therapist in 29650, SC
Kate Evette Landsverk
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT
Verified
Greer, SC 29650
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, providing counseling services for individuals, couples, children, and families. My goal is to help people feel more empowered to handle life's issues. Working together, we will develop a treatment plan to overcome whatever obstacle you have encountered. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, family conflict, low self-esteem, or relationship issues, I would appreciate the opportunity to help. My office is accessible for clients in Greenville, Greer, Duncan, Simpsonville, & surrounding areas. View my website to get more information about my background and my practice.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, providing counseling services for individuals, couples, children, and families. My goal is to help people feel more empowered to handle life's issues. Working together, we will develop a treatment plan to overcome whatever obstacle you have encountered. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, family conflict, low self-esteem, or relationship issues, I would appreciate the opportunity to help. My office is accessible for clients in Greenville, Greer, Duncan, Simpsonville, & surrounding areas. View my website to get more information about my background and my practice.
(864) 761-0843 View (864) 761-0843
Photo of Jeanna Smith, Marriage & Family Therapist in 29650, SC
Jeanna Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Greer, SC 29650
It is my mission to help people who are hurting emotionally. It has been my experience that we all go through times when we can use a professional to offer a nonjudgmental, empathetic ear. As a Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist, I see individuals, couples and families. I am a great fit for those who are dedicated and desiring change. I like to give lots of resources and homework yet only if it is preferred by the client. Sometimes life only allows us to have the session time to work on things and that’s okay too.
It is my mission to help people who are hurting emotionally. It has been my experience that we all go through times when we can use a professional to offer a nonjudgmental, empathetic ear. As a Licenced Marriage and Family Therapist, I see individuals, couples and families. I am a great fit for those who are dedicated and desiring change. I like to give lots of resources and homework yet only if it is preferred by the client. Sometimes life only allows us to have the session time to work on things and that’s okay too.
(864) 412-0873 View (864) 412-0873
Photo of Tanya T Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in 29650, SC
Tanya T Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAMS-II
Verified
Greer, SC 29650
I offer weeknight and weekend appointments. I believe therapy is a safe space everyone can explore skills that are beneficial in life. I am confident I can assist you on your life journey. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, domestic violence, child abuse, child neglect, sexual abuse, personality disorders, family difficulties, and substance use. I am a CAMS-II provider for anger management counseling. If you have been court ordered to anger management, look no further.
I offer weeknight and weekend appointments. I believe therapy is a safe space everyone can explore skills that are beneficial in life. I am confident I can assist you on your life journey. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, domestic violence, child abuse, child neglect, sexual abuse, personality disorders, family difficulties, and substance use. I am a CAMS-II provider for anger management counseling. If you have been court ordered to anger management, look no further.
(864) 453-8983 View (864) 453-8983
Photo of Grace Jones, Marriage & Family Therapist in 29650, SC
Grace Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT, CEDS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Greer, SC 29650
Do you wish you could just have a little peace while going about your normal day? Are you sick of feeling frustrated or ashamed with constantly thinking about whether you are good enough? Maybe you know that life could be different, but are not sure about how or who to reach out to for support. You are not alone. You, just like your friends, family, and every other person on the planet, are worthy of love, belonging, and freedom to live your life without basing your worth on how you look, past trauma, what you eat, or what you assume others think.
Do you wish you could just have a little peace while going about your normal day? Are you sick of feeling frustrated or ashamed with constantly thinking about whether you are good enough? Maybe you know that life could be different, but are not sure about how or who to reach out to for support. You are not alone. You, just like your friends, family, and every other person on the planet, are worthy of love, belonging, and freedom to live your life without basing your worth on how you look, past trauma, what you eat, or what you assume others think.
(864) 898-9457 View (864) 898-9457
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Lexi Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Greer, SC 29650
When working with individuals, I give them the space to access their own wisdom and know their truth. I like take a Person-centered approach by incorporating Mindfulness and Creativity which can enhance the counseling experience. This is achieved by incorporating art, music, play, and sand tray work. I have experience working with concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, schizophrenia, stress, grief, attachment wounds, ADHD, and Autism spectrum disorder. I also utilize EMDR therapy with clients so that they can heal from their trauma.
When working with individuals, I give them the space to access their own wisdom and know their truth. I like take a Person-centered approach by incorporating Mindfulness and Creativity which can enhance the counseling experience. This is achieved by incorporating art, music, play, and sand tray work. I have experience working with concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, schizophrenia, stress, grief, attachment wounds, ADHD, and Autism spectrum disorder. I also utilize EMDR therapy with clients so that they can heal from their trauma.
(864) 514-5764 View (864) 514-5764
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Hal Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, CSAT, CST, CPTT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Greer, SC 29650
As a Board-Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Co-Founder of the Center for Sexual and Relational Health, I assist those struggling with a variety of complex sexual issues. These include porn addiction, sex addiction, compulsive sexual behaviors, infidelity, mismatched sexual desire, ED and premature ejaculation. As a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist, I work with spouses & partners in their struggle to understand & heal from the hurtful impact of unwanted sexual behaviors. I also work with couples wanting to improve their sexual experience or to reintegrate sexual intimacy after healing from an affair.
As a Board-Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Co-Founder of the Center for Sexual and Relational Health, I assist those struggling with a variety of complex sexual issues. These include porn addiction, sex addiction, compulsive sexual behaviors, infidelity, mismatched sexual desire, ED and premature ejaculation. As a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist, I work with spouses & partners in their struggle to understand & heal from the hurtful impact of unwanted sexual behaviors. I also work with couples wanting to improve their sexual experience or to reintegrate sexual intimacy after healing from an affair.
(864) 397-5970 View (864) 397-5970
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Sean Dolan
PhD
Greer, SC 29650
You want to be happy. That's what you're searching for. That's why you're here. It's that simple. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's what we're ALL searching for. The only difference between you and some people is that YOU are actively trying to pursue happiness...you're not just waiting around wishing for it to happen. Whether your goal is to be happier in your marriage or other relationship, happier in your career, or simply happier in general, I've developed a unique solution to help you effectively cultivate a habit of happiness and success.
You want to be happy. That's what you're searching for. That's why you're here. It's that simple. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's what we're ALL searching for. The only difference between you and some people is that YOU are actively trying to pursue happiness...you're not just waiting around wishing for it to happen. Whether your goal is to be happier in your marriage or other relationship, happier in your career, or simply happier in general, I've developed a unique solution to help you effectively cultivate a habit of happiness and success.
(864) 662-6062 View (864) 662-6062
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Darah Skean
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Greer, SC 29650
Deconstructing from Christianity and exploring your gender identity, sexuality, or if you’re “queer enough” to be part of the LGBTQ community can feel overwhelming. Maybe you’re curious about ethical non-monogamy and opening your relationship but don’t know where to start. I’m here to say these questions are normal and you are not alone. You deserve a non-judgmental space to explore the parts of you that feel contradictory, taboo, or “sinful.” You want to feel deeply connected to who you are and in your relationships. You want to feel emotions without being overwhelmed, shutdown, or numb altogether.
Deconstructing from Christianity and exploring your gender identity, sexuality, or if you’re “queer enough” to be part of the LGBTQ community can feel overwhelming. Maybe you’re curious about ethical non-monogamy and opening your relationship but don’t know where to start. I’m here to say these questions are normal and you are not alone. You deserve a non-judgmental space to explore the parts of you that feel contradictory, taboo, or “sinful.” You want to feel deeply connected to who you are and in your relationships. You want to feel emotions without being overwhelmed, shutdown, or numb altogether.
(864) 990-2741 View (864) 990-2741

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Number of Therapists in 29650

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 29650 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
83% Depression
83% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
69% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
53% Aetna

How Therapists in 29650 see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 29650?

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.