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Ashley Chiarielo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pompano Beach, FL 33063
My name is Ashley Chiariello and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH-7642) practicing in the State of Florida. I have 20 years of experience focused on individual therapy in the areas of grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and stress. My hope is to provide a warm and accepting environment where my clients can grow to understand themselves more deeply and improve their quality of life.
My name is Ashley Chiariello and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH-7642) practicing in the State of Florida. I have 20 years of experience focused on individual therapy in the areas of grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and stress. My hope is to provide a warm and accepting environment where my clients can grow to understand themselves more deeply and improve their quality of life.
(954) 833-4789 View (954) 833-4789
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Nohemi Perez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margate, FL 33063  (Online Only)
There are times when we don't know what to do, what to say, how to react, or how to cope, but we do the best that we can. I will try to foster a safe and welcoming environment where we can work together on figuring out how to cope with distress. Together, we will set clear and achievable goals, and throughout this experience, you will be encouraged to build self-awareness and self-trust as you take things step by step at your own pace until you meet those goals. Using cognitive therapy skills, I will help you become aware of thoughts and self-talk and notice how they are impacting you so that you can challenge the unhelpful ones.
There are times when we don't know what to do, what to say, how to react, or how to cope, but we do the best that we can. I will try to foster a safe and welcoming environment where we can work together on figuring out how to cope with distress. Together, we will set clear and achievable goals, and throughout this experience, you will be encouraged to build self-awareness and self-trust as you take things step by step at your own pace until you meet those goals. Using cognitive therapy skills, I will help you become aware of thoughts and self-talk and notice how they are impacting you so that you can challenge the unhelpful ones.
(754) 254-6170 View (754) 254-6170
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Zelimna Taveras
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Margate, FL 33063  (Online Only)
Hi, I am so glad you reached out for support. My name is Zelimna Taveras. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.
Hi, I am so glad you reached out for support. My name is Zelimna Taveras. I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.
(305) 614-2068 View (305) 614-2068
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Herenia Ferreiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margate, FL 33063
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida since 1998 (licensed in NJ since 1995). My experience includes working with adults, adolescents, and children with mental health issues; assessment and evaluation; individual, family and group therapy. I am trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE) or the treatment of Veterans/clients with PTSD related to trauma, Certified Consultant (2010); Behavioral Family Therapy for serious psychiatric disorders; Motivational Enhancement Therapy for substance Abuse disorders; Motivational Interviewing, Certified Consultant (2014). In addition, several other modalities are used. A
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida since 1998 (licensed in NJ since 1995). My experience includes working with adults, adolescents, and children with mental health issues; assessment and evaluation; individual, family and group therapy. I am trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE) or the treatment of Veterans/clients with PTSD related to trauma, Certified Consultant (2010); Behavioral Family Therapy for serious psychiatric disorders; Motivational Enhancement Therapy for substance Abuse disorders; Motivational Interviewing, Certified Consultant (2014). In addition, several other modalities are used. A
(786) 661-1160 View (786) 661-1160
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Dione Hilaire
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MACP, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Margate, FL 33063  (Online Only)
My clients are everyday people that need help dealing with extraordinary circumstances. Whether you are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, separation, divorce, PTSD, grief/loss, or trauma. My goal is to equip you with the coping skills needed to overcome life's challenges. Having worked as a professional in the fields of social services, education, and mental health counseling, I have helped children, teens, and adults develop life skills to succeed. And I'm here to help you do the same.
My clients are everyday people that need help dealing with extraordinary circumstances. Whether you are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, separation, divorce, PTSD, grief/loss, or trauma. My goal is to equip you with the coping skills needed to overcome life's challenges. Having worked as a professional in the fields of social services, education, and mental health counseling, I have helped children, teens, and adults develop life skills to succeed. And I'm here to help you do the same.
(954) 751-3472 View (954) 751-3472
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Jenise Manning
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Margate, FL 33063  (Online Only)
Deciding to start therapy can be challenging and stressful. Many individuals have difficulty adjusting to life stressors that may include depression, anxiety, changes in lifestyle, difficulty managing trauma, and interpersonal relationships. I assist and encourage healing through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and dialectical interventions and other modalities to and other modalities that can alleviate all that life has thrown at you. Everyone deserves a space where they feel heard and validated. I hope to provide that space. Sessions will include a person-centered, strength-based approach to help overcome challenges.
Deciding to start therapy can be challenging and stressful. Many individuals have difficulty adjusting to life stressors that may include depression, anxiety, changes in lifestyle, difficulty managing trauma, and interpersonal relationships. I assist and encourage healing through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and dialectical interventions and other modalities to and other modalities that can alleviate all that life has thrown at you. Everyone deserves a space where they feel heard and validated. I hope to provide that space. Sessions will include a person-centered, strength-based approach to help overcome challenges.
(954) 710-6283 View (954) 710-6283
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Adrianna Brown
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
If you are looking for someone to aid you in clearing your mental space and help you to manifest your best self, then you are in the right place. Strengthened Souls is all about utilizing the best in yourself to build YOUR best self. Our goal is to be able to build strong client-therapist rapport, working to dispel past traumas, negative thoughts and unhelpful behaviors. Together, we approach mental health concerns as obstacles that can be overcome, and together we can work to find your inner strength and allow your positive light to shine!
If you are looking for someone to aid you in clearing your mental space and help you to manifest your best self, then you are in the right place. Strengthened Souls is all about utilizing the best in yourself to build YOUR best self. Our goal is to be able to build strong client-therapist rapport, working to dispel past traumas, negative thoughts and unhelpful behaviors. Together, we approach mental health concerns as obstacles that can be overcome, and together we can work to find your inner strength and allow your positive light to shine!
(954) 960-3116 View (954) 960-3116
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Rose-Marie Whyte Williams
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margate, FL 33063  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Rose-Marie, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Life can be stressful at times and it can be hard to cope with the everyday changes and curve balls thrown at you. Sometimes we don't think about the importance of our mental health. We struggle with adjusting to the changes life sends our way and may end up becoming anxious or depressed. In today's busy world we find ourselves playing multiple roles that require a lot of our time. We may even find it hard to communicate our feelings, emotions, wants and needs in our various relationships.
Hello, I'm Rose-Marie, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Life can be stressful at times and it can be hard to cope with the everyday changes and curve balls thrown at you. Sometimes we don't think about the importance of our mental health. We struggle with adjusting to the changes life sends our way and may end up becoming anxious or depressed. In today's busy world we find ourselves playing multiple roles that require a lot of our time. We may even find it hard to communicate our feelings, emotions, wants and needs in our various relationships.
(352) 604-6834 View (352) 604-6834
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Candice Bruce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Margate, FL 33063  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxious thoughts? Does life feel overwhelming at times? All of this could be related to unhealed trauma from the past. Are you ready to heal old wounds from relationships and experiences so that you can truly move forward? I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 6 years of experience. I help my clients learn to overcome issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, feelings of overwhelm and anger. We work together to improve their confidence and self esteem so they can create fulfilling lives. One that allows them to unlock their true potential and become their best selves.
Are you struggling with anxious thoughts? Does life feel overwhelming at times? All of this could be related to unhealed trauma from the past. Are you ready to heal old wounds from relationships and experiences so that you can truly move forward? I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 6 years of experience. I help my clients learn to overcome issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, feelings of overwhelm and anger. We work together to improve their confidence and self esteem so they can create fulfilling lives. One that allows them to unlock their true potential and become their best selves.
(754) 203-3219 View (754) 203-3219
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Therapy With a Purpose
Counselor, LMHC, QS
Verified Verified
Margate, FL 33063
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or worn out? Are you tired of constant frustration? Struggling with life changes like grief, loss, or relationship issues? These challenges can disrupt your life, leaving you uncertain about your identity and goals. Taking the first step to manage these stressors isn't always easy.
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or worn out? Are you tired of constant frustration? Struggling with life changes like grief, loss, or relationship issues? These challenges can disrupt your life, leaving you uncertain about your identity and goals. Taking the first step to manage these stressors isn't always easy.
(954) 231-3621 View (954) 231-3621
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Galaxina G. Wright
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pompano Beach, FL 33063  (Online Only)
Stuck in a toxic work environment? In a job or position you're not passionate about? Dealing with a difficult transition? I am here to help you navigate your challenges of anxiety, depression, or life adjustments, as they relate to your career aspirations. Our work has a large impact on our livelihood and well being. My primary goal is to provide a safe and empathetic space for you to explore your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors related to your work. I aim to collaborate with my you as a co-author in your life narrative, guiding you as we overcome career milestones and transitions with resilience and empowerment.
Stuck in a toxic work environment? In a job or position you're not passionate about? Dealing with a difficult transition? I am here to help you navigate your challenges of anxiety, depression, or life adjustments, as they relate to your career aspirations. Our work has a large impact on our livelihood and well being. My primary goal is to provide a safe and empathetic space for you to explore your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors related to your work. I aim to collaborate with my you as a co-author in your life narrative, guiding you as we overcome career milestones and transitions with resilience and empowerment.
(954) 466-4571 View (954) 466-4571
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Andrea Hamilton
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Margate, FL 33063  (Online Only)
I possess a bachelor’s in psychology, a master’s in Counselor Education, and an MBA that I obtained from Florida Atlantic University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have worked in the Child Welfare system with children and families for most of my career. However, I have also worked with the substance abuse population, sexually assaulted, and in the prison system throughout Dade and Broward Counties. I have assisted in the start-up of a female therapeutic group home in Broward County and a co-ed group home shelter in Dade County.
I possess a bachelor’s in psychology, a master’s in Counselor Education, and an MBA that I obtained from Florida Atlantic University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have worked in the Child Welfare system with children and families for most of my career. However, I have also worked with the substance abuse population, sexually assaulted, and in the prison system throughout Dade and Broward Counties. I have assisted in the start-up of a female therapeutic group home in Broward County and a co-ed group home shelter in Dade County.
(754) 203-4557 View (754) 203-4557
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Cassandre Rattray M.s.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margate, FL 33063
Are you tired of trying to "fix" things on your own? Are you & your partner tired of fighting about the same issues? Then you’ve come to the right place! My number one passion is helping individuals figure out every stage of life. Whether your single, dating, engaged, or married, lets work to improve your relationships. I have over 10 years of experience in providing individual and marital counseling. If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut and can’t seem to create healthy relationships for yourself and your family, give me a call me. I will be happy to help.
Are you tired of trying to "fix" things on your own? Are you & your partner tired of fighting about the same issues? Then you’ve come to the right place! My number one passion is helping individuals figure out every stage of life. Whether your single, dating, engaged, or married, lets work to improve your relationships. I have over 10 years of experience in providing individual and marital counseling. If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut and can’t seem to create healthy relationships for yourself and your family, give me a call me. I will be happy to help.
(954) 613-8435 View (954) 613-8435
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Sandra Kroitor
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margate, FL 33063  (Online Only)
It is important to remember that seeking out therapy takes an act of courage, self-love, and a determination to be the best you possible. It is OK to choose you. It is OK to want better for you. It is OK to put yourself first. There are going to be times where you will be sad, mad, confused, frustrated, and even scared, but please remember that Helping Moon Counseling will be there with you. There will also be times where you will be excited, giddy, encouraged, and elated, and at those moments we will celebrate with you.
It is important to remember that seeking out therapy takes an act of courage, self-love, and a determination to be the best you possible. It is OK to choose you. It is OK to want better for you. It is OK to put yourself first. There are going to be times where you will be sad, mad, confused, frustrated, and even scared, but please remember that Helping Moon Counseling will be there with you. There will also be times where you will be excited, giddy, encouraged, and elated, and at those moments we will celebrate with you.
(754) 354-8786 View (754) 354-8786
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Gloria Gonzalez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pompano Beach, FL 33063
Gloria Gonzalez, PhD; LMHC. I am an eclectic practitioner of the healing arts. My focus is to provide alternative emotional and behavioral tools to clients and assist them on how to best handle daily life stressors, such as conflict, anxiety, trauma, unresolved grief issues, sadness and overall emotional liability. I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations. I treat trauma, interpersonal and intra-personal conflict, anxiety, depression, career issues.
Gloria Gonzalez, PhD; LMHC. I am an eclectic practitioner of the healing arts. My focus is to provide alternative emotional and behavioral tools to clients and assist them on how to best handle daily life stressors, such as conflict, anxiety, trauma, unresolved grief issues, sadness and overall emotional liability. I work with teen-agers, adults, couples, families and elderly populations. I treat trauma, interpersonal and intra-personal conflict, anxiety, depression, career issues.
(904) 664-3158 View (904) 664-3158
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Karen Nicole Marconi
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, QS
Verified Verified
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
“I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story.” Are you finding it difficult to cope with depression, anxiety, or trauma? You may also find yourself in the midst of a significant life transition or actively exploring a new identity, which can lead to questioning your place in society. Do these overwhelming feelings cause you to shut down because your unsure of where to begin, resulting in a lack of progress and improvement? This can often leave you feeling frustrated and doubting your own abilities, intensifying the situation. If you can relate to this, you’re not alone.
“I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story.” Are you finding it difficult to cope with depression, anxiety, or trauma? You may also find yourself in the midst of a significant life transition or actively exploring a new identity, which can lead to questioning your place in society. Do these overwhelming feelings cause you to shut down because your unsure of where to begin, resulting in a lack of progress and improvement? This can often leave you feeling frustrated and doubting your own abilities, intensifying the situation. If you can relate to this, you’re not alone.
(954) 210-9326 View (954) 210-9326
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Rosalyn J Norensberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margate, FL 33063  (Online Only)
I enjoy counseling couples struggling with the changing expectations in intimate and trusting relationships; individuals & couples dealing with life adjustment and transition in divorce and separation, as well as the older population coping with issues of aging, illness and grief. I specialize in the enhancement of self esteem and performance in the fields of academics, athletics and arts.
I enjoy counseling couples struggling with the changing expectations in intimate and trusting relationships; individuals & couples dealing with life adjustment and transition in divorce and separation, as well as the older population coping with issues of aging, illness and grief. I specialize in the enhancement of self esteem and performance in the fields of academics, athletics and arts.
(954) 399-7616 View (954) 399-7616
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Justin Vassi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
I am committed to providing the highest quality of services for individuals searching for positive changes in their life. We will work together to develop a positive plan to challenge obstacles in your life. I have extensive experience treating individuals managing anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, and social issues. I have over 18 years of clinical experience working with adolescents, adults, elders and individuals with developmental disabilities.
I am committed to providing the highest quality of services for individuals searching for positive changes in their life. We will work together to develop a positive plan to challenge obstacles in your life. I have extensive experience treating individuals managing anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, and social issues. I have over 18 years of clinical experience working with adolescents, adults, elders and individuals with developmental disabilities.
(561) 693-3589 View (561) 693-3589
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Roger J. LaVine
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pompano Beach, FL 33063
Dr. LaVine's remedies are based on modern neuroscience, psychological techniques, cognitive mind body practices, clinical experience and spirituality. Specializing in ADHD, anxiety and neurological related issues such as TBI (brain injuries), MS, Parkinson's and Epilepsy. He is particularly effective with ADOLESCENTS. He is also uniquely qualified to deal with executives and their unique issues with over 30 years experience as an executive.
Dr. LaVine's remedies are based on modern neuroscience, psychological techniques, cognitive mind body practices, clinical experience and spirituality. Specializing in ADHD, anxiety and neurological related issues such as TBI (brain injuries), MS, Parkinson's and Epilepsy. He is particularly effective with ADOLESCENTS. He is also uniquely qualified to deal with executives and their unique issues with over 30 years experience as an executive.
(954) 627-1860 View (954) 627-1860
Photo of Marissa Roecklein, Psychologist in 33063, FL
Marissa Roecklein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
I have extensive experience conducting individual therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy as well as a range of psychological assessments. My areas of expertise include the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of psychological disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, and substance abuse disorders. My theoretical orientation is integrative, as I strongly believe that therapeutic interventions should be specifically tailored to the needs of each individual.
I have extensive experience conducting individual therapy, couples therapy, and group therapy as well as a range of psychological assessments. My areas of expertise include the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of psychological disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, and substance abuse disorders. My theoretical orientation is integrative, as I strongly believe that therapeutic interventions should be specifically tailored to the needs of each individual.
(954) 280-9486 View (954) 280-9486

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 33063

50+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 33063 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Self Esteem
82% Coping Skills
67% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD
63% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 33063 see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

94% Female
6% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33063?

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.