Photo of Chelsea Wilcocks, Psychologist in 33308, FL
Chelsea Wilcocks
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Whether your child is experiencing challenges related to illness, school, family, or friends or experiencing depression, anxiety, or life transition, therapy is a great step in developing coping skills and building resilience. I specialize in pediatric health psychology, working with youth diagnosed with chronic illness, such as diabetes, cancer, transplant, & GI concerns. I also work with those who are striving to make healthy lifestyle changes. I have extensive clinical experiences working with youth to improve adherence, adjustment, health outcomes, & family functioning and decrease high-risk health behaviors.
Whether your child is experiencing challenges related to illness, school, family, or friends or experiencing depression, anxiety, or life transition, therapy is a great step in developing coping skills and building resilience. I specialize in pediatric health psychology, working with youth diagnosed with chronic illness, such as diabetes, cancer, transplant, & GI concerns. I also work with those who are striving to make healthy lifestyle changes. I have extensive clinical experiences working with youth to improve adherence, adjustment, health outcomes, & family functioning and decrease high-risk health behaviors.
(954) 758-7570 View (954) 758-7570
Photo of Fort Lauderdale Psychology Group, Psychologist in 33308, FL
Fort Lauderdale Psychology Group
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MPS, CCF
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to my practice! Are you ready for a proactive approach to your therapy? Are you tired of doctors telling you what to do without explanation? If so, you've found the right psychologist. I learn what my clients' goals are versus telling them what I want them to do. We develop a treatment plan together customized to your individual needs. I provide virtual sessions (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype) AND face to face in my Ft. Lauderdale office. Whatever is more comfortable and/or convenient for you suits me. Due to COVID-19, my office is sanitized regularly and antibacterial wipes and spray are available for clients.
Welcome to my practice! Are you ready for a proactive approach to your therapy? Are you tired of doctors telling you what to do without explanation? If so, you've found the right psychologist. I learn what my clients' goals are versus telling them what I want them to do. We develop a treatment plan together customized to your individual needs. I provide virtual sessions (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype) AND face to face in my Ft. Lauderdale office. Whatever is more comfortable and/or convenient for you suits me. Due to COVID-19, my office is sanitized regularly and antibacterial wipes and spray are available for clients.
(754) 219-5266 View (754) 219-5266
Photo of Willow Goldfarb, Counselor in 33308, FL
Willow Goldfarb
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  (Online Only)
Willow Goldfarb is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has 6 years of experience in the mental health field. Willow has worked within the foster care system, addiction recovery systems, within public schools, as a supervisor to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and through providing consultation to large corporations about creating environments that promote mental wellbeing. She provides feminist, anti-racist perspectives to empower clients of all identities and intersections Willow helps her clients share their story by offering a safe, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment.
Willow Goldfarb is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has 6 years of experience in the mental health field. Willow has worked within the foster care system, addiction recovery systems, within public schools, as a supervisor to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and through providing consultation to large corporations about creating environments that promote mental wellbeing. She provides feminist, anti-racist perspectives to empower clients of all identities and intersections Willow helps her clients share their story by offering a safe, nonjudgmental therapeutic environment.
(954) 758-9780 View (954) 758-9780
Photo of Janet Limperis, Psychologist in 33308, FL
Janet Limperis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Much more than just "talk therapy!" I believe an empathic, trusting, therapeutic relationship in a safe and supportive setting is the foundation for healthy change. I will discuss and measure your symptoms using rating scales and self-report forms. I will give you time to tell your story. Then we develop your treatment plan to get you better in the quickest possible time frame. Let's find a resolution for your symptoms.
Much more than just "talk therapy!" I believe an empathic, trusting, therapeutic relationship in a safe and supportive setting is the foundation for healthy change. I will discuss and measure your symptoms using rating scales and self-report forms. I will give you time to tell your story. Then we develop your treatment plan to get you better in the quickest possible time frame. Let's find a resolution for your symptoms.
(954) 609-6857 View (954) 609-6857
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Mindful Life Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-QS, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
ANXIETY and WORRY might already have been hard for you and it's even harder now. Triggered memories you thought you'd moved on from might have also surfaced due to the current state of things. You’d like to feel Clear, Calm, and CONNECTED to the highest version of yourself. You want to feel in control of your thoughts and emotions and show up confidently and authentically with yourself and important relationships in your life. You want to move forward, move through all of this but, we know, it’s hard to do. Our therapists get it AND it IS possible because many of our clients have felt the same way too before coming to us.
ANXIETY and WORRY might already have been hard for you and it's even harder now. Triggered memories you thought you'd moved on from might have also surfaced due to the current state of things. You’d like to feel Clear, Calm, and CONNECTED to the highest version of yourself. You want to feel in control of your thoughts and emotions and show up confidently and authentically with yourself and important relationships in your life. You want to move forward, move through all of this but, we know, it’s hard to do. Our therapists get it AND it IS possible because many of our clients have felt the same way too before coming to us.
(954) 637-8496 View (954) 637-8496
Photo of Osvail (Ozzie) Dias, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33308, FL
Osvail (Ozzie) Dias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hello, you can call me Ozzie. Thank you for your interest in my practice. I specialize in anxiety, depression, life changes and trauma. I believe everyone can benefit from a therapy process at some point in their lives. Therapy can help you to be more in touch with your feelings; it can be a healing process; and it can bring you emotional freedom. Therapy can help you to emphasize positive emotions and release negative ones, especially from your past. Embracing compassion, hope, love and your own power can be beneficial goals of therapy.
Hello, you can call me Ozzie. Thank you for your interest in my practice. I specialize in anxiety, depression, life changes and trauma. I believe everyone can benefit from a therapy process at some point in their lives. Therapy can help you to be more in touch with your feelings; it can be a healing process; and it can bring you emotional freedom. Therapy can help you to emphasize positive emotions and release negative ones, especially from your past. Embracing compassion, hope, love and your own power can be beneficial goals of therapy.
(617) 405-8130 View (617) 405-8130
Photo of Dr. Heather Clark, Psychologist in 33308, FL
Dr. Heather Clark
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Christian Counselor providing teletherapy for adults in 40 STATES (map on my website). Although my clients are diverse, I am an especially good fit for those who want a therapist who integrates 1) doctoral-level skill and training in psychology AND 2) understanding of and participation in Christian faith and culture. I further specialize in care of people who need a safe place to be authentic and work on their own challenges with someone who understands the pressures of living in the spotlights of society (e.g., community leaders, business executives, and ministry leaders).
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Christian Counselor providing teletherapy for adults in 40 STATES (map on my website). Although my clients are diverse, I am an especially good fit for those who want a therapist who integrates 1) doctoral-level skill and training in psychology AND 2) understanding of and participation in Christian faith and culture. I further specialize in care of people who need a safe place to be authentic and work on their own challenges with someone who understands the pressures of living in the spotlights of society (e.g., community leaders, business executives, and ministry leaders).
(754) 800-2345 View (754) 800-2345
Photo of Jeffrey D Mandelkorn, Psychologist in 33308, FL
Jeffrey D Mandelkorn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Life has become exhausting, disheartening, and downright difficult. In fact, it's felt like that for some time now. Despite your successes, it feels like you've been going through life trying to force a square peg into a round hole. You've not been able to cultivate the life you want for yourself. Anxiety, fear, self-doubt, and hopelessness have become all too routine. These painful feelings often show themselves in conflicts with your meaningful relationships, difficulties at work or school, and diminishing motivation and energy level.
Life has become exhausting, disheartening, and downright difficult. In fact, it's felt like that for some time now. Despite your successes, it feels like you've been going through life trying to force a square peg into a round hole. You've not been able to cultivate the life you want for yourself. Anxiety, fear, self-doubt, and hopelessness have become all too routine. These painful feelings often show themselves in conflicts with your meaningful relationships, difficulties at work or school, and diminishing motivation and energy level.
(954) 715-2609 View (954) 715-2609
Photo of Gladys Amador, Counselor in 33308, FL
Gladys Amador
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  (Online Only)
Gladys Amador is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) in Florida with over 7 years of professional experience. Gladys speaks both English and Spanish fluently; her expertise includes addressing a broad spectrum of mental health conditions and concerns in teens and adults, from paranoid schizophrenia to adjustment disorders, grief, anxiety, depression, and family separation. She has worked with indigent clients, the homeless, professionals, the elderly, college students, relapse prevention/substance misuse clients among others.
Gladys Amador is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) in Florida with over 7 years of professional experience. Gladys speaks both English and Spanish fluently; her expertise includes addressing a broad spectrum of mental health conditions and concerns in teens and adults, from paranoid schizophrenia to adjustment disorders, grief, anxiety, depression, and family separation. She has worked with indigent clients, the homeless, professionals, the elderly, college students, relapse prevention/substance misuse clients among others.
(954) 633-8045 View (954) 633-8045
Photo of Claire Clarkin, Counselor in 33308, FL
Claire Clarkin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Life is a constant flow of change. The end of one chapter and the beginning of another. With change comes the need to adjust and adapt, but also the need to grieve, to refocus, and to summon courage for what lies ahead. Whether you are struggling to meet the expectations of a new role, coping with the loss of an identity or crutch, or wondering how to navigate a new adventure in life—it makes sense that you may need some support along the way. In your search, the question that you really want answered is, “Will it get better?” I believe it will. In our sessions, I help adults and teens discover how to move through seasons of change.
Life is a constant flow of change. The end of one chapter and the beginning of another. With change comes the need to adjust and adapt, but also the need to grieve, to refocus, and to summon courage for what lies ahead. Whether you are struggling to meet the expectations of a new role, coping with the loss of an identity or crutch, or wondering how to navigate a new adventure in life—it makes sense that you may need some support along the way. In your search, the question that you really want answered is, “Will it get better?” I believe it will. In our sessions, I help adults and teens discover how to move through seasons of change.
(561) 220-8493 View (561) 220-8493
Photo of Jennifer Perez, Marriage & Family Therapist in 33308, FL
Jennifer Perez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Children are faced with new challenges, some of which are unique to their generation. It can be a struggle to find the balance between parent and friend. It takes a while to work up the nerve to even have a conversation with your child, and then..they blow you off. Despite your best efforts, talking, good cop/bad cop, rewards, consequences, you just can't get through to them. The tension is getting thicker, arguing more often, and disciplining is just not working. Let's work together to help your child grow and learn through life's many challenges.
Children are faced with new challenges, some of which are unique to their generation. It can be a struggle to find the balance between parent and friend. It takes a while to work up the nerve to even have a conversation with your child, and then..they blow you off. Despite your best efforts, talking, good cop/bad cop, rewards, consequences, you just can't get through to them. The tension is getting thicker, arguing more often, and disciplining is just not working. Let's work together to help your child grow and learn through life's many challenges.
(786) 402-4300 View (786) 402-4300
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Duke Eliacin, Couples and Marital Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  (Online Only)
Are you at an emotional breaking point in your relationship? Do you feel constant anxiety, fear and stress from your relationship? is your partner closed off to you? Have you felt that your partner has become avoidant and you noticed a change in their behavior? Or maybe there is infidelity involved and you feel confused! These indicators are signs that you need help to stabilize your relationship. Emotional problems within a relationship will create daily havoc for the whole family. Don't let this happen to your relationship! Please do not wait until it’s too late. Make the first step and reach out.
Are you at an emotional breaking point in your relationship? Do you feel constant anxiety, fear and stress from your relationship? is your partner closed off to you? Have you felt that your partner has become avoidant and you noticed a change in their behavior? Or maybe there is infidelity involved and you feel confused! These indicators are signs that you need help to stabilize your relationship. Emotional problems within a relationship will create daily havoc for the whole family. Don't let this happen to your relationship! Please do not wait until it’s too late. Make the first step and reach out.
(954) 833-0636 View (954) 833-0636
Photo of Katelyn Horan, Psychological Associate in 33308, FL
Katelyn Horan
Psychological Associate, DNP, PMHNPBC
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  (Online Only)
Katelyn is a doctorally prepared, board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP, PMHNP-BC) who treats individuals across the lifespan with a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, bipolarity, ADHD, and stress. She is passionate about restoring hope and takes pride in establishing trusting, caring, and compassionate relationships with each of her individual patients. She strives to optimize the quality of life for each individual through a multi-faceted approach, utilizing both psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic techniques.
Katelyn is a doctorally prepared, board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (DNP, PMHNP-BC) who treats individuals across the lifespan with a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, bipolarity, ADHD, and stress. She is passionate about restoring hope and takes pride in establishing trusting, caring, and compassionate relationships with each of her individual patients. She strives to optimize the quality of life for each individual through a multi-faceted approach, utilizing both psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic techniques.
(954) 280-9911 View (954) 280-9911
Photo of Samantha D Toney, Marriage & Family Therapist in 33308, FL
Samantha D Toney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  (Online Only)
You’re constantly overwhelmed with a million tasks on your to- do list. A list littered with everyone else’s priorities, and if your passions make the cut they are always tucked in neatly at the very bottom of the list. You tell your friends and family of your dreams with enthusiasm, but each day you wake to the same life you’ve had for years. The life that has you wasting away the week wishing for the weekend and spending your Sundays anxiously dreading Monday.
You’re constantly overwhelmed with a million tasks on your to- do list. A list littered with everyone else’s priorities, and if your passions make the cut they are always tucked in neatly at the very bottom of the list. You tell your friends and family of your dreams with enthusiasm, but each day you wake to the same life you’ve had for years. The life that has you wasting away the week wishing for the weekend and spending your Sundays anxiously dreading Monday.
(954) 504-9664 View (954) 504-9664
Photo of Andrea Ciaravino, Counselor in 33308, FL
Andrea Ciaravino
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  (Online Only)
I am so grateful that you are here and made it to this first step. Have the events, losses, stress, demands and relationships in life led you down a path where your light has dimmed? Do you no longer recognize yourself because you have put your own needs aside to be a strength for others? I provide a warm, empathetic and healing relationship where you feel comfortable to explore your journey to achieving greater emotional wellness. Above all else, we are human beings and can naturally relate to each other when provided with the safe space to do so.
I am so grateful that you are here and made it to this first step. Have the events, losses, stress, demands and relationships in life led you down a path where your light has dimmed? Do you no longer recognize yourself because you have put your own needs aside to be a strength for others? I provide a warm, empathetic and healing relationship where you feel comfortable to explore your journey to achieving greater emotional wellness. Above all else, we are human beings and can naturally relate to each other when provided with the safe space to do so.
(305) 614-9660 View (305) 614-9660
Photo of Doug Maesk, Counselor in 33308, FL
Doug Maesk
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  (Online Only)
Do you feel like anxiety or stress is taking over your life? Are you struggling with depression that keeps you from connecting with others or thriving in your career? Do you find that anger is getting in the way of your relationships? Or perhaps your marriage or relationship seems to be crumbling. If any of these situations sound familiar, therapy can help you.
Do you feel like anxiety or stress is taking over your life? Are you struggling with depression that keeps you from connecting with others or thriving in your career? Do you find that anger is getting in the way of your relationships? Or perhaps your marriage or relationship seems to be crumbling. If any of these situations sound familiar, therapy can help you.
(954) 501-0682 View (954) 501-0682
Photo of Anthony J Fischetto, Psychologist in 33308, FL
Anthony J Fischetto
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
I specialize in Forensic evaluations. I have conducted over 20,000 evaluations over the last 30 years. I provide quality, professional, ethical, scientific, and objective evaluations and consultations in a timely manner. I also conduct consultations for businesses and various groups on Conflict Management, Stress Management, Communication Skills, Personality Styles, Crisis Intervention, and Marriage.
I specialize in Forensic evaluations. I have conducted over 20,000 evaluations over the last 30 years. I provide quality, professional, ethical, scientific, and objective evaluations and consultations in a timely manner. I also conduct consultations for businesses and various groups on Conflict Management, Stress Management, Communication Skills, Personality Styles, Crisis Intervention, and Marriage.
(954) 552-6770 View (954) 552-6770
Photo of Mary Ann Dente, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33308, FL
Mary Ann Dente
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  (Online Only)
Many times life can be so overwhelming that breathing seems to become a challenge and feeling your heart will burst the new norm. Other times, your thoughts and feelings become so unbearably heavy and painful, completing daily mundane tasks become monumental challenges. Then the feelings of guilt and hopelessness invade you accompanied with their friends, Negative Thoughts. They become intrusive, setting up camp in your mind, and drowning you with sadness, anger, frustration, dread, helplessness, worry or any combination of these. These thoughts and feelings are real and sometimes even visceral, yet they don't have to paralyze you.
Many times life can be so overwhelming that breathing seems to become a challenge and feeling your heart will burst the new norm. Other times, your thoughts and feelings become so unbearably heavy and painful, completing daily mundane tasks become monumental challenges. Then the feelings of guilt and hopelessness invade you accompanied with their friends, Negative Thoughts. They become intrusive, setting up camp in your mind, and drowning you with sadness, anger, frustration, dread, helplessness, worry or any combination of these. These thoughts and feelings are real and sometimes even visceral, yet they don't have to paralyze you.
(954) 953-1558 View (954) 953-1558
Photo of Sheilah A. Ledesma, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33308, FL
Sheilah A. Ledesma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and stress? Simple tasks seem impossible to complete and you give up before even starting. You try your hardest to turn off your brain but the negative thoughts and worries keep creeping in. It can be paralyzing at times and it is preventing you from truly living in the moment.
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed by anxiety and stress? Simple tasks seem impossible to complete and you give up before even starting. You try your hardest to turn off your brain but the negative thoughts and worries keep creeping in. It can be paralyzing at times and it is preventing you from truly living in the moment.
(954) 740-8165 View (954) 740-8165
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Trisha Bordas
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Trisha Bordas MSW, RCSWI has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Florida International University and a master's degree from the University of Kentucky in Social Work. She obtained graduate certification in clinical social work in 2022 with a focus on trauma-informed care and comparative treatment modalities. Her primary treatment modality is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); however, Trisha develops unique interventions tailored to each client's specific interests and goals to ensure the most solution-focused and impactful therapeutic journey.
Trisha Bordas MSW, RCSWI has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Florida International University and a master's degree from the University of Kentucky in Social Work. She obtained graduate certification in clinical social work in 2022 with a focus on trauma-informed care and comparative treatment modalities. Her primary treatment modality is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); however, Trisha develops unique interventions tailored to each client's specific interests and goals to ensure the most solution-focused and impactful therapeutic journey.
(954) 686-1622 View (954) 686-1622

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 33308

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 33308 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
71% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
65% Coping Skills
61% Trauma and PTSD
58% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 33308 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33308?

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.