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Photo of Sammi L. Siegel, Counselor in 33143, FL
Sammi L. Siegel
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
South Miami, FL 33143
Clients seeking treatment typically find that their coping skills which had previously worked, are no longer working. I help individuals and couples regain resilience and strength, which may have been lost during challenging and trying times as well as during major life transitions. My strengths lie in providing pre-surgical evaluations as well as counseling for individuals undergoing Bariatric Surgery for weight loss. As a service to my clients, my office will handle insurance billing for you. Privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance. Therapy takes place in a quiet, safe, and peaceful environment.
Clients seeking treatment typically find that their coping skills which had previously worked, are no longer working. I help individuals and couples regain resilience and strength, which may have been lost during challenging and trying times as well as during major life transitions. My strengths lie in providing pre-surgical evaluations as well as counseling for individuals undergoing Bariatric Surgery for weight loss. As a service to my clients, my office will handle insurance billing for you. Privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance. Therapy takes place in a quiet, safe, and peaceful environment.
(305) 834-4709 View (305) 834-4709
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Gihanna Barbara Jimenez Licensed Psychologist
SSP, EdD, LSP
Verified
Coral Gables, FL 33143
As a bilingual, Licensed School Psychologist with over 17 of experience, I specialize in gifted and psycho-educational evaluations. I also provide services including behavior modification plans, collaboration with teachers, individual counseling, and parenting classes. Ultimately, my goal is to assist families in helping their children reach their maximum potential emotionally, socially, and academically. Every child has strengths which are too often overlooked; therefore, further understanding a child can make a world of a difference in the effectiveness of their education delivery and, more importantly, in how the child feels.
As a bilingual, Licensed School Psychologist with over 17 of experience, I specialize in gifted and psycho-educational evaluations. I also provide services including behavior modification plans, collaboration with teachers, individual counseling, and parenting classes. Ultimately, my goal is to assist families in helping their children reach their maximum potential emotionally, socially, and academically. Every child has strengths which are too often overlooked; therefore, further understanding a child can make a world of a difference in the effectiveness of their education delivery and, more importantly, in how the child feels.
(305) 508-4142 View (305) 508-4142
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Florida Counseling Supervision
Counselor, LMHC, QS
Verified
2 Endorsed
South Miami, FL 33143
Welcome! My name is Diana. Are you looking for more clarity in this new year? I can help. I am a Florida-based Mental Health Counselor (LMHC, MH17852)/Life Coach and Qualified Supervisor (QS) to RMHCI. I speak French, Spanish and Portuguese. I can offer guidance into effectively managing transitions such as mastering college life, navigating the complexities of marriage or divorce, parenting, or understanding the aspects of aging, amongst the many facets of life's demands. I draw my knowledge of navigating life's challenges from both my academic training and my many years as a single parent and evolving human being.
Welcome! My name is Diana. Are you looking for more clarity in this new year? I can help. I am a Florida-based Mental Health Counselor (LMHC, MH17852)/Life Coach and Qualified Supervisor (QS) to RMHCI. I speak French, Spanish and Portuguese. I can offer guidance into effectively managing transitions such as mastering college life, navigating the complexities of marriage or divorce, parenting, or understanding the aspects of aging, amongst the many facets of life's demands. I draw my knowledge of navigating life's challenges from both my academic training and my many years as a single parent and evolving human being.
(305) 614-8260 View (305) 614-8260
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Richard Taylor
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
South Miami, FL 33143
Specializing in but not limited to addictions, substance use disorders, cooccurring issues including anxiety, depression, impulsivity, relationship issues, and family support. Years of experience working as a primary therapist in all levels of care in several renowned treatment centers in South Florida. I am uniquely qualified to offer people seeking recovery clinical experience to formulate with them a treatment and aftercare plan that fits their specific needs, schedule in person or via telehealth options.
Specializing in but not limited to addictions, substance use disorders, cooccurring issues including anxiety, depression, impulsivity, relationship issues, and family support. Years of experience working as a primary therapist in all levels of care in several renowned treatment centers in South Florida. I am uniquely qualified to offer people seeking recovery clinical experience to formulate with them a treatment and aftercare plan that fits their specific needs, schedule in person or via telehealth options.
(305) 501-6534 View (305) 501-6534
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Meghan A Terzulli
Psychologist, PsyD, LSP
Verified
South Miami, FL 33143
As a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) Licensed School Psychologist, I specialize in psycho-educational, gifted, developmental, and social/emotional/behavioral evaluations in South Florida. I also provide support for families through home-school collaboration, individual and group counseling, and parenting skills courses.
As a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) Licensed School Psychologist, I specialize in psycho-educational, gifted, developmental, and social/emotional/behavioral evaluations in South Florida. I also provide support for families through home-school collaboration, individual and group counseling, and parenting skills courses.
(786) 244-7959 View (786) 244-7959
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Cristina Davis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33143
I specialize in short-term intensive psychotherapy and long-term psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families, and I conduct psychological testing. My work with children and adolescents has involved helping them navigate a range of emotional, behavioral, and academic difficulties. I have worked in private and public schools and counseled parents to help them advocate for their children's needs. My work with adults has included serving in outpatient and inpatient settings to address a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, difficulties managing stressors, relationship, career and marital problems.
I specialize in short-term intensive psychotherapy and long-term psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families, and I conduct psychological testing. My work with children and adolescents has involved helping them navigate a range of emotional, behavioral, and academic difficulties. I have worked in private and public schools and counseled parents to help them advocate for their children's needs. My work with adults has included serving in outpatient and inpatient settings to address a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, difficulties managing stressors, relationship, career and marital problems.
(305) 773-7184 View (305) 773-7184
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Della Calvet
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
Verified
South Miami, FL 33143
Hi! First, congratulations for taking the first step in your healing journey. I know it can be overwhelming to trust others with our pain specially when you have learned to survive on your own. How wonderful it would be to lift that weight off your shoulders and finally feel at ease. I am a trained clinical social worker who specializes in complex trauma. Sometimes we may use substances to numb our emotional pain, we may lash out at those we love, we may parent in a way we always said we wouldn't. Healing will be draining, hard and exhausting but if you go through it, you will see the light in you that refused to surrender.
Hi! First, congratulations for taking the first step in your healing journey. I know it can be overwhelming to trust others with our pain specially when you have learned to survive on your own. How wonderful it would be to lift that weight off your shoulders and finally feel at ease. I am a trained clinical social worker who specializes in complex trauma. Sometimes we may use substances to numb our emotional pain, we may lash out at those we love, we may parent in a way we always said we wouldn't. Healing will be draining, hard and exhausting but if you go through it, you will see the light in you that refused to surrender.
(305) 376-7190 x103 View (305) 376-7190 x103
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Miriam K Harrison
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, ICADC
Verified
South Miami, FL 33143
I work exclusively with teens, young adults and their families. I specialize in helping young people create fulfilling lives, that they want to live. Symptoms addressed might include: depressed mood, anxiety, impulsivity, irritability, perfectionism, intense emotional outbursts or emotional withdrawal, self-injurious acts, substance misuse, disordered eating and suicidal thoughts. These problems are often accompanied by trouble at school and conflict with family/friends. Each person is unique. We will custom tailor treatment to your families needs. I also provide motivational coaching and team building for athletes.
I work exclusively with teens, young adults and their families. I specialize in helping young people create fulfilling lives, that they want to live. Symptoms addressed might include: depressed mood, anxiety, impulsivity, irritability, perfectionism, intense emotional outbursts or emotional withdrawal, self-injurious acts, substance misuse, disordered eating and suicidal thoughts. These problems are often accompanied by trouble at school and conflict with family/friends. Each person is unique. We will custom tailor treatment to your families needs. I also provide motivational coaching and team building for athletes.
(786) 410-3073 View (786) 410-3073
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Kym McCabe
Psychologist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
South Miami, FL 33143
I am an experienced licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families for a wide range of clinical issues including depression, anxiety, life transitions, and eating disorders. Clinically, my approach is warm, direct and outcome driven. I am very interested in who you are as an individual as well as within the context of your family and other environments. With this in mind, my initial therapeutic goal is to meet you where you are, identify clinical goals and foster an open and collaborative therapeutic relationship in which we work together towards your goals.
I am an experienced licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families for a wide range of clinical issues including depression, anxiety, life transitions, and eating disorders. Clinically, my approach is warm, direct and outcome driven. I am very interested in who you are as an individual as well as within the context of your family and other environments. With this in mind, my initial therapeutic goal is to meet you where you are, identify clinical goals and foster an open and collaborative therapeutic relationship in which we work together towards your goals.
(786) 671-5940 View (786) 671-5940
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Miami Mental Health Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
South Miami, FL 33143
Marta Martinez, Founder of Miami Mental Health Group, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in treating adolescents, adults, and couples. She has dedicated her career to treatment of both mild and severe mental health challenges including PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, OCD, and complex trauma. She is certified in evidence based interventions for trauma and individualizes her interventions to match the needs of each particular patient. She is compassionate and understanding and is able to work effectively to make sure her patients meet their treatment plan goals.
Marta Martinez, Founder of Miami Mental Health Group, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in treating adolescents, adults, and couples. She has dedicated her career to treatment of both mild and severe mental health challenges including PTSD, depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, OCD, and complex trauma. She is certified in evidence based interventions for trauma and individualizes her interventions to match the needs of each particular patient. She is compassionate and understanding and is able to work effectively to make sure her patients meet their treatment plan goals.
(305) 419-2273 View (305) 419-2273
Photo of Stephanie Triarhos, Psychologist in 33143, FL
Stephanie Triarhos
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
South Miami, FL 33143
Through a supportive and nurturing relationship, we will work together to strengthen your emotional resources and change unhealthy patterns. Such work often involves a thoughtful understanding of the ways in which important relationships, significant life experiences, and society/culture contribute to current obstacles. Gradually, you will deepen your insight about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; develop healthy ways to cope with stress; and improve your quality of life. I offer services for adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples. When working with children/adolescents, I encourage parent participation that is congruent to treatment goals.
Through a supportive and nurturing relationship, we will work together to strengthen your emotional resources and change unhealthy patterns. Such work often involves a thoughtful understanding of the ways in which important relationships, significant life experiences, and society/culture contribute to current obstacles. Gradually, you will deepen your insight about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; develop healthy ways to cope with stress; and improve your quality of life. I offer services for adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples. When working with children/adolescents, I encourage parent participation that is congruent to treatment goals.
(954) 505-8326 View (954) 505-8326
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Naomi S Rosenkranz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MSEd
Verified
South Miami, FL 33143
Recognizing that you need help is a courageous first step toward healing. Life is filled with twists and turns. Sometimes we run into a turn that is too sharp, and we hit a wall. Although we cannot avoid adversity, we can learn and grow from it, even as we experience feelings of insurmountable distress. Together we will work toward uncovering that strength and empowering you to lead an authentic life, filled with self-compassion and enhanced by healthy coping skills and improved relationships. I compassionately work with teens, adults, and couples undergoing life transitions, and suffering from anxiety, depression and grief.
Recognizing that you need help is a courageous first step toward healing. Life is filled with twists and turns. Sometimes we run into a turn that is too sharp, and we hit a wall. Although we cannot avoid adversity, we can learn and grow from it, even as we experience feelings of insurmountable distress. Together we will work toward uncovering that strength and empowering you to lead an authentic life, filled with self-compassion and enhanced by healthy coping skills and improved relationships. I compassionately work with teens, adults, and couples undergoing life transitions, and suffering from anxiety, depression and grief.
(786) 741-8355 View (786) 741-8355
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Lena Sheffield
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, MAC, CEDS
Verified
2 Endorsed
South Miami, FL 33143  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed & trapped is exhausting & harmful to your confidence, health & productivity. Are you doubting your competence, overreacting, or having difficulty focusing and making healthy decisions? Reaching out for professional help shows you still have hope, a desire for better life and many personal strengths. We will explore life and relationship patterns that impact you today in an emotionally safe & contained setting. You CAN expand your coping, resiliency, acceptance and mindfulness skills at any age while reducing the self-numbing activities that have too many negative consequences.
Feeling overwhelmed & trapped is exhausting & harmful to your confidence, health & productivity. Are you doubting your competence, overreacting, or having difficulty focusing and making healthy decisions? Reaching out for professional help shows you still have hope, a desire for better life and many personal strengths. We will explore life and relationship patterns that impact you today in an emotionally safe & contained setting. You CAN expand your coping, resiliency, acceptance and mindfulness skills at any age while reducing the self-numbing activities that have too many negative consequences.
(786) 288-0493 View (786) 288-0493
Photo of Andrea de Aguayo, Psychologist in 33143, FL
Andrea de Aguayo
Psychologist, PsyD, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33143
I'm here to lead clients on a journey of healing and help. I hold your heart and your hands through managing challenges and growing past the pain. I specialized in trauma, working in forensic settings, substance abuse settings, and with children, adolescents, adults, and families. It is my absolute pleasure to work with you and help you!
I'm here to lead clients on a journey of healing and help. I hold your heart and your hands through managing challenges and growing past the pain. I specialized in trauma, working in forensic settings, substance abuse settings, and with children, adolescents, adults, and families. It is my absolute pleasure to work with you and help you!
(786) 730-7274 View (786) 730-7274
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R&A Therapeutic Partners
Counselor
Verified
South Miami, FL 33143
R&A Therapeutic Partners has more than 40 years of combined experience in working with individuals and families suffering from complex substance use disorders and mental illness. R&A Therapeutic Partners serves families throughout the South Florida area, as well as nationally and internationally.
R&A Therapeutic Partners has more than 40 years of combined experience in working with individuals and families suffering from complex substance use disorders and mental illness. R&A Therapeutic Partners serves families throughout the South Florida area, as well as nationally and internationally.
(305) 432-9486 View (305) 432-9486
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Bianca Istueta
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified
South Miami, FL 33143
I am a dedicated therapist passionate about guiding individuals through the intricate tapestry of their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Compassion and empathy are the cornerstones of my practice. I understand that seeking therapy is a courageous step, and I am committed to fostering a non-judgmental and safe space where clients can explore their innermost thoughts and feelings. Respect for diversity, cultural sensitivity, and a commitment to inclusivity guide my interactions, ensuring that every client feels seen, heard, and valued.
I am a dedicated therapist passionate about guiding individuals through the intricate tapestry of their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Compassion and empathy are the cornerstones of my practice. I understand that seeking therapy is a courageous step, and I am committed to fostering a non-judgmental and safe space where clients can explore their innermost thoughts and feelings. Respect for diversity, cultural sensitivity, and a commitment to inclusivity guide my interactions, ensuring that every client feels seen, heard, and valued.
(305) 928-2375 View (305) 928-2375
Photo of Gianny Diaz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33143, FL
Gianny Diaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT, EMDR t
Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33143  (Online Only)
Do you suffer from anxiety, panic, depression or addictions? Do you have patterns of toxic relationships? Are you feeling powerless in certain situations? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, give me a call. Perhaps EMDR can help reduce these symptoms and give you the life you deserve. EMDR has been proven to be effective. I will share with you tools to help you to identify triggers, learn to self-regulate, and much more. I am a LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CSAT, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and EMDR trained.
Do you suffer from anxiety, panic, depression or addictions? Do you have patterns of toxic relationships? Are you feeling powerless in certain situations? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, give me a call. Perhaps EMDR can help reduce these symptoms and give you the life you deserve. EMDR has been proven to be effective. I will share with you tools to help you to identify triggers, learn to self-regulate, and much more. I am a LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CSAT, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and EMDR trained.
(786) 244-2194 View (786) 244-2194
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Danielle D Malluche
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
South Miami, FL 33143
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. I use a psychodynamic approach which emphasizes the therapeutic relationship, in which the individual feels the needed emotional support, comfort, and encouragement to foster self- growth and change. I provide a safe therapeutic environment which enables the process of self-exploration and subsequent freedom from debilitating negative life patterns.
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. I use a psychodynamic approach which emphasizes the therapeutic relationship, in which the individual feels the needed emotional support, comfort, and encouragement to foster self- growth and change. I provide a safe therapeutic environment which enables the process of self-exploration and subsequent freedom from debilitating negative life patterns.
(305) 749-9154 View (305) 749-9154
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Marcia Hermolin Rabinowits
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
South Miami, FL 33143
Not accepting new clients
Have you been struggling with Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety or specific phobia? Are you motivated to seek help and learn how to move forward with your life but does not know how?
Have you been struggling with Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety or specific phobia? Are you motivated to seek help and learn how to move forward with your life but does not know how?
(786) 886-3437 View (786) 886-3437
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Laura Sharp
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
South Miami, FL 33143
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and National Certified Counselor . I have specialized in working in with children, teens, and families for over 20 years. In addition to traditional Cognitive Behavior therapy, EMDR and Sandtray therapy are a part of my practice. My approach is generated from a 'family system' focus whereas insight, healing, and positive growth occurs from understanding the interactions, communication, perceived roles, and behavioral expectations of the system as a whole, instead of a specific individual.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and National Certified Counselor . I have specialized in working in with children, teens, and families for over 20 years. In addition to traditional Cognitive Behavior therapy, EMDR and Sandtray therapy are a part of my practice. My approach is generated from a 'family system' focus whereas insight, healing, and positive growth occurs from understanding the interactions, communication, perceived roles, and behavioral expectations of the system as a whole, instead of a specific individual.
(305) 902-6787 View (305) 902-6787

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Number of Therapists in 33143

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 33143 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
63% Grief
62% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 33143 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33143?

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.