Therapists in 33306

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Photo of Debbie Acevedo, Counselor in 33306, FL
Debbie Acevedo
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Whether it is anxiety, depression, feeling lost, fear of taking a necessary step, or a situation that has flipped the world as you know it, upside down. You don't have to go through it alone. Here at Halcyon Counseling Services we want to help you navigate those pivotal times in life.
Whether it is anxiety, depression, feeling lost, fear of taking a necessary step, or a situation that has flipped the world as you know it, upside down. You don't have to go through it alone. Here at Halcyon Counseling Services we want to help you navigate those pivotal times in life.
(954) 600-1576 View (954) 600-1576
Photo of Rachel Christopher, Pre-Licensed Professional in 33306, FL
Rachel Christopher
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Between the pressures of school, family, friends, social media, and all the stressors that come with being a teen or young adult, you might be thinking: something has GOT to give. When we go through tough times, we can find ourselves looking for answers in all the wrong places (eh hm TikTok doom-scrolling at 3am). Instead of hanging on the words of influencers as they dole out “life hacks,” you might be ready to invest in proper self-care via mental health therapy. Teenage and young adult years are a precious and fleeting stage of personal development; going to therapy can help navigate this phase of life with confidence.
Between the pressures of school, family, friends, social media, and all the stressors that come with being a teen or young adult, you might be thinking: something has GOT to give. When we go through tough times, we can find ourselves looking for answers in all the wrong places (eh hm TikTok doom-scrolling at 3am). Instead of hanging on the words of influencers as they dole out “life hacks,” you might be ready to invest in proper self-care via mental health therapy. Teenage and young adult years are a precious and fleeting stage of personal development; going to therapy can help navigate this phase of life with confidence.
(954) 686-2846 View (954) 686-2846
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Jessica Ronyak
LMHC, EMDR
Verified
Have you been carrying the weight of past experiences and need a safe space to unpack it? Trying to understand how these experiences have shaped your self-image & worldview? Are you struggling with confusing emotions about people who were supposed to care for you, yet caused you harm? Hi, I'm Jessica, and I specialize in helping people heal from difficult experiences. I understand how our history can impact our adult relationships with friends, family, and in work that can lead to feeling like you're dealing with this on your own. I'm here to help make sense of your experiences and embrace all aspects that make you who you are.
Have you been carrying the weight of past experiences and need a safe space to unpack it? Trying to understand how these experiences have shaped your self-image & worldview? Are you struggling with confusing emotions about people who were supposed to care for you, yet caused you harm? Hi, I'm Jessica, and I specialize in helping people heal from difficult experiences. I understand how our history can impact our adult relationships with friends, family, and in work that can lead to feeling like you're dealing with this on your own. I'm here to help make sense of your experiences and embrace all aspects that make you who you are.
(954) 231-0353 View (954) 231-0353
Photo of Kacee Elaine Tannenbaum, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33306, FL
Kacee Elaine Tannenbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DBTC
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with women experiencing challenges across the entire reproductive life story including infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, depression, and anxiety as well as typical adjustment to a new baby and transitioning to parenthood. We will work together as a team promoting healing and recovery by focusing on existing strengths and resilience while developing new skills. This can be provided via individual counseling in office, tele-therapy, or in-home counseling sessions. You can expect a non-judgmental attitude, support, and motivation when stepping into a therapeutic relationship with me.
I work with women experiencing challenges across the entire reproductive life story including infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, depression, and anxiety as well as typical adjustment to a new baby and transitioning to parenthood. We will work together as a team promoting healing and recovery by focusing on existing strengths and resilience while developing new skills. This can be provided via individual counseling in office, tele-therapy, or in-home counseling sessions. You can expect a non-judgmental attitude, support, and motivation when stepping into a therapeutic relationship with me.
(954) 828-0944 View (954) 828-0944
Photo of Samara Quintero, Marriage & Family Therapist in 33306, FL
Samara Quintero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT
Verified
2 Endorsed
We are going through difficult times. There is no denying the rise in stress, fear and anxiety that is being experienced throughout our country as we face the uncertainty of our future. Anxiety, depression or stress that might have already been looming in the background of your daily life, could feel like it’s on overdrive now, exacerbated by the current environment. Remember that you are not alone. Taking care of your mental health is essential right now, in order to navigate these moments with as less stress as possible.
We are going through difficult times. There is no denying the rise in stress, fear and anxiety that is being experienced throughout our country as we face the uncertainty of our future. Anxiety, depression or stress that might have already been looming in the background of your daily life, could feel like it’s on overdrive now, exacerbated by the current environment. Remember that you are not alone. Taking care of your mental health is essential right now, in order to navigate these moments with as less stress as possible.
(754) 219-8124 View (754) 219-8124
Photo of David Henry Polinski Jr, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in 33306, FL
David Henry Polinski Jr
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI
Verified
Whether it is anxiety, depression, life transitions or addiction. You don't have to go through it alone. Here at Halcyon Counseling Services we want to help you navigate those pivotal times in life and overcome those obstacles keeping you from being your best self.
Whether it is anxiety, depression, life transitions or addiction. You don't have to go through it alone. Here at Halcyon Counseling Services we want to help you navigate those pivotal times in life and overcome those obstacles keeping you from being your best self.
(954) 600-1576 View (954) 600-1576
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Alexis Berman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor on a mission to help people live happier and healthier lives by becoming their most authentic, genuine self. I graduated with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern university and received my B.S. in Mental Health Counseling/Minor in Sociology and Communications at Florida State University in 2015. I am offering assistance via online therapy for all her present and future clients.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor on a mission to help people live happier and healthier lives by becoming their most authentic, genuine self. I graduated with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern university and received my B.S. in Mental Health Counseling/Minor in Sociology and Communications at Florida State University in 2015. I am offering assistance via online therapy for all her present and future clients.
(954) 475-6720 View (954) 475-6720
Photo of Carol Mirones, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33306, FL
Carol Mirones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with people who have gone through the same things I've gone through - divorce, remarriage, blended family & parenting struggles, grief & loss due to death and suicide, and loving & care taking of someone with a severe mental illness and/or chronic illness. Let's face it, finding a therapist is hard. You're feeling overwhelmed already and now you've got a list of people with letters after their names and little pictures. You look at the picture and wonder if that person is someone you can talk to. I've been there & it stinks! You deserve to have someone listen, someone to connect to, someone who understands your struggles.
I work with people who have gone through the same things I've gone through - divorce, remarriage, blended family & parenting struggles, grief & loss due to death and suicide, and loving & care taking of someone with a severe mental illness and/or chronic illness. Let's face it, finding a therapist is hard. You're feeling overwhelmed already and now you've got a list of people with letters after their names and little pictures. You look at the picture and wonder if that person is someone you can talk to. I've been there & it stinks! You deserve to have someone listen, someone to connect to, someone who understands your struggles.
(954) 342-0982 View (954) 342-0982
Photo of Jacqueline Brooke Schwartz, Marriage & Family Therapist in 33306, FL
Jacqueline Brooke Schwartz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Are you and your spouse/partner stuck in a rut, caught up in a cycle that won’t end? Are you fighting without reaching resolutions and going in circles? You may be longing for the earlier days of your relationship, feeling perplexed over how your relationship has changed. You may love your partner and still experience barriers to a fulfilling relationship. Romance, friendship, passion, affection, fun times together and connection get lost in the whirlwind of kids, work, finances, in-laws and various stresses of life. Does this sound familiar? If so, you are in the right place. I hope to help you restore your relationship.
Are you and your spouse/partner stuck in a rut, caught up in a cycle that won’t end? Are you fighting without reaching resolutions and going in circles? You may be longing for the earlier days of your relationship, feeling perplexed over how your relationship has changed. You may love your partner and still experience barriers to a fulfilling relationship. Romance, friendship, passion, affection, fun times together and connection get lost in the whirlwind of kids, work, finances, in-laws and various stresses of life. Does this sound familiar? If so, you are in the right place. I hope to help you restore your relationship.
(954) 231-2162 View (954) 231-2162
Photo of Nicolle Deleo, Psychologist in 33306, FL
Nicolle Deleo
Psychologist, PsyD, LMHC, DAAETS
Verified
6 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether it is navigating general life stressors, attending to a complex psychological condition, bolstering your recovery efforts, or simply to talk things out, my goal is to blend empirically sound intervention with an authentic, caring, interpersonal style. My hope for you is the opportunity to heal beyond past psychological wounds coupled with movement towards a more mindful and peaceful place in your current life.
Whether it is navigating general life stressors, attending to a complex psychological condition, bolstering your recovery efforts, or simply to talk things out, my goal is to blend empirically sound intervention with an authentic, caring, interpersonal style. My hope for you is the opportunity to heal beyond past psychological wounds coupled with movement towards a more mindful and peaceful place in your current life.
(754) 227-8006 View (754) 227-8006
Photo of Dr. Janine Furdella, Psychologist in 33306, FL
Dr. Janine Furdella
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
From parenting our ever-changing children, to the mental load of having to remember and do everything, to battling unrealistic expectations to keep yourself and your relationships healthy–we have a lot to juggle. Just because you can do it all doesn't mean you should. Sometimes, these experiences leave us feeling alone and vulnerable, making it difficult to manage our thoughts and emotions. As a psychologist, I always strive to create an environment where you feel free to share your authentic self while using evidence-based practices to target the specific challenges that are interfering with your ability to be your best.
From parenting our ever-changing children, to the mental load of having to remember and do everything, to battling unrealistic expectations to keep yourself and your relationships healthy–we have a lot to juggle. Just because you can do it all doesn't mean you should. Sometimes, these experiences leave us feeling alone and vulnerable, making it difficult to manage our thoughts and emotions. As a psychologist, I always strive to create an environment where you feel free to share your authentic self while using evidence-based practices to target the specific challenges that are interfering with your ability to be your best.
(954) 314-3881 View (954) 314-3881
Photo of Ashonna Williams, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in 33306, FL
Ashonna Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, RMFTI
Verified
5 Endorsed
Losing yourself can never be easy, it’s okay to find YOU again! I have become familiar with a diverse range of populations. Making the atmosphere confidential and non-judgmental, with a calm and soothing approach to therapy. My purpose is to help others and I enjoy giving back to the community.
Losing yourself can never be easy, it’s okay to find YOU again! I have become familiar with a diverse range of populations. Making the atmosphere confidential and non-judgmental, with a calm and soothing approach to therapy. My purpose is to help others and I enjoy giving back to the community.
(954) 787-3128 View (954) 787-3128
Photo of Catherine Rincon, Counselor in 33306, FL
Catherine Rincon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306  (Online Only)
There are so many messages that you’ve probably lived with growing up that don’t work for you anymore. Messages that make it hard to be present, to get things done, or make you feel like you're in "survival mode". Maybe you’re expected to move on from some hard times – or hard losses. Or maybe you’ve always had to be the “Perfect One”, the “Black Sheep” or the “Silent One” in your family. But there’s so much more to you than your struggles or the labels that have been placed on you. You don't have to live life feeling overwhelmed with negative thoughts, numbness, or expectations every day. You deserve to live authentically.
There are so many messages that you’ve probably lived with growing up that don’t work for you anymore. Messages that make it hard to be present, to get things done, or make you feel like you're in "survival mode". Maybe you’re expected to move on from some hard times – or hard losses. Or maybe you’ve always had to be the “Perfect One”, the “Black Sheep” or the “Silent One” in your family. But there’s so much more to you than your struggles or the labels that have been placed on you. You don't have to live life feeling overwhelmed with negative thoughts, numbness, or expectations every day. You deserve to live authentically.
(754) 465-7105 View (754) 465-7105
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Florida Psychotherapy & Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306  (Online Only)
Now accepting Blue Cross, Aetna, United, Oxford & Oscar. We understand how debilitating anxiety, panic attacks, and depression can be. We prioritize creating a welcoming and safe environment where individuals can share their struggles and receive treatment and support from highly trained therapists. At Florida Psychotherapy & Counseling, we utilize evidence-based techniques to treat symptoms such as racing thoughts, obsessive behavior, and feelings of hopelessness. Our team's expertise have helped thousands of clients gain control over their lives again. Join us today to begin your journey towards healing. www.lipsychotherapy.com
Now accepting Blue Cross, Aetna, United, Oxford & Oscar. We understand how debilitating anxiety, panic attacks, and depression can be. We prioritize creating a welcoming and safe environment where individuals can share their struggles and receive treatment and support from highly trained therapists. At Florida Psychotherapy & Counseling, we utilize evidence-based techniques to treat symptoms such as racing thoughts, obsessive behavior, and feelings of hopelessness. Our team's expertise have helped thousands of clients gain control over their lives again. Join us today to begin your journey towards healing. www.lipsychotherapy.com
(954) 645-7506 View (954) 645-7506
Photo of Toni Falcone, Psychologist in 33306, FL
Toni Falcone
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you know that something needs to change but you can't seem to figure out what it is? Or maybe you know what needs to change, but you can't seem to figure out how? You feel stuck. You may even feel defeated. You know that something is wrong, and although you have tried on your own, you aren't feeling better yet. The voice inside of you that used to scream, "YOU DESERVE MORE" and "LIFE IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL BETTER THAN THIS" keeps getting quieter and quieter. Luckily, there is help. It does get better. Together, we can identify the patterns and behaviors that are keeping you stuck, and get your life back on the path you deserve.
Do you know that something needs to change but you can't seem to figure out what it is? Or maybe you know what needs to change, but you can't seem to figure out how? You feel stuck. You may even feel defeated. You know that something is wrong, and although you have tried on your own, you aren't feeling better yet. The voice inside of you that used to scream, "YOU DESERVE MORE" and "LIFE IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL BETTER THAN THIS" keeps getting quieter and quieter. Luckily, there is help. It does get better. Together, we can identify the patterns and behaviors that are keeping you stuck, and get your life back on the path you deserve.
(954) 637-1412 View (954) 637-1412
Photo of Dr. Tara Thompson, Psychologist in 33306, FL
Dr. Tara Thompson
Psychologist, PsyD, SAP, PMH-C
Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306  (Online Only)
Change is possible! I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience helping people create positive change in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and resolve issues that may be preventing you from getting more of what you want in life. My style is warm and empathic, yet I can be challenging when it is needed in order to achieve growth. I have an eclectic approach to treatment, but tend to draw from relational and cognitive behavioral approaches in order to design a specialized treatment plan based on your unique needs.
Change is possible! I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience helping people create positive change in their lives. My goal is to help you identify and resolve issues that may be preventing you from getting more of what you want in life. My style is warm and empathic, yet I can be challenging when it is needed in order to achieve growth. I have an eclectic approach to treatment, but tend to draw from relational and cognitive behavioral approaches in order to design a specialized treatment plan based on your unique needs.
(754) 600-8701 View (754) 600-8701
Photo of Dr. Jeffrey Steen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33306, FL
Dr. Jeffrey Steen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Wilton Manors, FL 33306  (Online Only)
Looking for some help managing work stresses, aging, or wellness? Hoping to explore your drug or alcohol use or other addictive behaviors? For two decades, I have been providing therapy focused on collaboration and change. I have experience working with a variety of individuals and communities, primarily men, individuals identifying as LGBTQ+, and people in recovery. I'm a doctoral-educated provider, licensed in the states of Florida and Hawaii.
Looking for some help managing work stresses, aging, or wellness? Hoping to explore your drug or alcohol use or other addictive behaviors? For two decades, I have been providing therapy focused on collaboration and change. I have experience working with a variety of individuals and communities, primarily men, individuals identifying as LGBTQ+, and people in recovery. I'm a doctoral-educated provider, licensed in the states of Florida and Hawaii.
(754) 799-5610 View (754) 799-5610
Photo of Karen Cease, Counselor in 33306, FL
Karen Cease
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CAP, CEAP, SAP
Verified
Karen Cease,MA,LMHC,CAP,CEAP,SAP,specializes in treatment of stress,anxiety,panic disorder, fear of flying,depression,all addictions,anger management,workplace issues,grief,post-traumatic stress disorder/trauma,marital counseling,EMDR,DOT SAP evaluations. and DUI counseling. Ms. Cease has conducted over 800 critical incident debriefs in the last 15 years with strong multicultural expertise and experience as the president of the South Florida Employee Assistance Professionals Chapter.Please call the office for any questions.Hours of operation are 10 a.m - 8 p.m Monday thru Friday and Saturday fron 10 am. - 5 p.m.
Karen Cease,MA,LMHC,CAP,CEAP,SAP,specializes in treatment of stress,anxiety,panic disorder, fear of flying,depression,all addictions,anger management,workplace issues,grief,post-traumatic stress disorder/trauma,marital counseling,EMDR,DOT SAP evaluations. and DUI counseling. Ms. Cease has conducted over 800 critical incident debriefs in the last 15 years with strong multicultural expertise and experience as the president of the South Florida Employee Assistance Professionals Chapter.Please call the office for any questions.Hours of operation are 10 a.m - 8 p.m Monday thru Friday and Saturday fron 10 am. - 5 p.m.
(954) 501-0175 View (954) 501-0175
Photo of Roger J. LaVine, Psychologist in 33306, FL
Roger J. LaVine
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
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 Deborah G Blum, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in 33306, FL
Deborah G Blum
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, LMHC, LMFT, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
We transform and empower the lives of individuals, families, and couples by guiding them to overcome personal obstacles in their lives. We strive to create both a trusting relationship and a comfortable environment with all clients so that healing can begin. Our therapists guide adults, adolescents and children in resolving personal, social and psychological difficulties. Our mission is simple- We believe in the innate greatness of all people; that everyone has a divine purpose buried within them. Our goal is to empower and motivate each person we met so that they may awaken their inner potential.
We transform and empower the lives of individuals, families, and couples by guiding them to overcome personal obstacles in their lives. We strive to create both a trusting relationship and a comfortable environment with all clients so that healing can begin. Our therapists guide adults, adolescents and children in resolving personal, social and psychological difficulties. Our mission is simple- We believe in the innate greatness of all people; that everyone has a divine purpose buried within them. Our goal is to empower and motivate each person we met so that they may awaken their inner potential.
(305) 842-3168 View (305) 842-3168

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Number of Therapists in 33306

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 33306 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
66% Grief
65% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 33306 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33306?

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.