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Mary Joye, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618
Hello, Im Mary Joye, a solution-focused therapist, which is exactly as it sounds. We seek solutions instead of solely focusing on the problem. If you're stuck, stressed, depressed, anxious, have relationship issues or have experienced a trauma or life changing event, there is help and hope. You may simply be in need of life coaching for help making decisions. You'll be in a nonjudgmental environment as we work together so you can enjoy your most authentic and best life moving forward. You have your own answers and it's my job to help you listen to yourself and make your best choices.
Hello, Im Mary Joye, a solution-focused therapist, which is exactly as it sounds. We seek solutions instead of solely focusing on the problem. If you're stuck, stressed, depressed, anxious, have relationship issues or have experienced a trauma or life changing event, there is help and hope. You may simply be in need of life coaching for help making decisions. You'll be in a nonjudgmental environment as we work together so you can enjoy your most authentic and best life moving forward. You have your own answers and it's my job to help you listen to yourself and make your best choices.
(813) 696-3518 View (813) 696-3518
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The Wellness Academy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33618
The Wellness Academy is a mental health clinic offering group therapy, individual therapy, and psychiatric services. We provide the highest level of privacy, quality mental health care, psychiatric care, and personalized care. Our goal is to help you create substantial and sustainable life changes for overall, long-lasting wellness. At The Wellness Academy, we provide care and dedication, along with a comprehensive healing space that raises the bar for well-being and mental health care in the Tampa Bay area. We are committed to meeting the individualized needs of our clients to the fullest extent possible.
The Wellness Academy is a mental health clinic offering group therapy, individual therapy, and psychiatric services. We provide the highest level of privacy, quality mental health care, psychiatric care, and personalized care. Our goal is to help you create substantial and sustainable life changes for overall, long-lasting wellness. At The Wellness Academy, we provide care and dedication, along with a comprehensive healing space that raises the bar for well-being and mental health care in the Tampa Bay area. We are committed to meeting the individualized needs of our clients to the fullest extent possible.
(813) 680-5281 View (813) 680-5281
Photo of Lindsey O'Brennan, Psychologist in 33618, FL
Lindsey O'Brennan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618
Welcome! I'm a licensed psychologist who is passionate about helping high achieving teens and adults find balance and improve their overall wellbeing. I work with a variety of clients, but specialize in helping high achieving individuals - entrepreneurs, high-performing athletes, graduate students, IB students, perfectionists, and leaders - who excel but struggle with overwhelm, anxiety, and burnout. I aim to give my clients the tools to manage their moods, find more work/school/life balance, enhance their relationships, and cultivate a life that aligns with their values.
Welcome! I'm a licensed psychologist who is passionate about helping high achieving teens and adults find balance and improve their overall wellbeing. I work with a variety of clients, but specialize in helping high achieving individuals - entrepreneurs, high-performing athletes, graduate students, IB students, perfectionists, and leaders - who excel but struggle with overwhelm, anxiety, and burnout. I aim to give my clients the tools to manage their moods, find more work/school/life balance, enhance their relationships, and cultivate a life that aligns with their values.
(813) 547-5474 View (813) 547-5474
Photo of Giselle Coll, Pre-Licensed Professional in 33618, FL
Giselle Coll
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCSWI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33618
An ideal client is someone who approaches the therapeutic relationship with a genuine commitment to self-improvement and personal growth. They exhibit a trust in their therapist, willingness to engage in self-reflection and open to exploring their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a non-judgmental and introspective manner. Also, an ideal client is proactive in their treatment, actively participating in therapy sessions, and taking responsibility for their own progress.
An ideal client is someone who approaches the therapeutic relationship with a genuine commitment to self-improvement and personal growth. They exhibit a trust in their therapist, willingness to engage in self-reflection and open to exploring their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in a non-judgmental and introspective manner. Also, an ideal client is proactive in their treatment, actively participating in therapy sessions, and taking responsibility for their own progress.
(813) 544-5611 View (813) 544-5611
Photo of Julia Davis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33618, FL
Julia Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 16 years of experience working with children 9+, teens, adults, couples and families. In addition to my education I've gained life experience having grown up in a military family and traveling all over the United States as well as throughout Europe, South Africa, and Mexico. I thoroughly enjoy helping people and have a broad base of therapy knowledge including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Trauma Focused) , Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered, and Mindfulness.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 16 years of experience working with children 9+, teens, adults, couples and families. In addition to my education I've gained life experience having grown up in a military family and traveling all over the United States as well as throughout Europe, South Africa, and Mexico. I thoroughly enjoy helping people and have a broad base of therapy knowledge including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Trauma Focused) , Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered, and Mindfulness.
(813) 544-4976 View (813) 544-4976
Photo of Maria Lonnemann, Counselor in 33618, FL
Maria Lonnemann
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618
I have experience with working with individuals across the life span and have had the pleasure of accompanying others on their journey of healing, growth and understanding.
I have experience with working with individuals across the life span and have had the pleasure of accompanying others on their journey of healing, growth and understanding.
(727) 261-1452 View (727) 261-1452
Photo of Dr. Susan Ruth Freedman, Counselor in 33618, FL
Dr. Susan Ruth Freedman
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CST, CHT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33618
I am offering Tele-Health Video Counseling and in-person office sessions for both Individuals and Couples. I am deeply passionate about helping clients work through trauma, find peace and lead happy and fulfilling lives. I work with couples to help them deepen their emotional connection, develop open communication and improve their sexual intimacy. For more information about my services, fees and online schedule visit my website at www.anewtomorrow.net
I am offering Tele-Health Video Counseling and in-person office sessions for both Individuals and Couples. I am deeply passionate about helping clients work through trauma, find peace and lead happy and fulfilling lives. I work with couples to help them deepen their emotional connection, develop open communication and improve their sexual intimacy. For more information about my services, fees and online schedule visit my website at www.anewtomorrow.net
(813) 534-4795 View (813) 534-4795
Photo of Rena Davis, Marriage & Family Therapist in 33618, FL
Rena Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33618
Rena has a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Counseling from Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Guilford College. She has several years of experience in mental health, treating couples, adults, and children with various issues and disorders. Rena enjoys working with individuals from all walks of life, especially those with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma. Rena is warm, sincere, and has a nurturing and calming spirit. She utilizes mindfulness-based interventions, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused modalities while tailoring treatment to each person.
Rena has a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Counseling from Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Guilford College. She has several years of experience in mental health, treating couples, adults, and children with various issues and disorders. Rena enjoys working with individuals from all walks of life, especially those with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma. Rena is warm, sincere, and has a nurturing and calming spirit. She utilizes mindfulness-based interventions, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused modalities while tailoring treatment to each person.
(813) 437-4379 View (813) 437-4379
Photo of Chad Exceen, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 33618, FL
Chad Exceen
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618
Chad Exceen has been a practicing mental health counselor since 2010 and actively involved in working in behavioral health since 2006. He was a graduate of Buena Vista University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2005. He completed his Master's of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2008 from Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska. Chad uses a blended and integrative approach to counseling, believing in focusing on multiple tools in therapy versus a focus on one particular school in therapy.
Chad Exceen has been a practicing mental health counselor since 2010 and actively involved in working in behavioral health since 2006. He was a graduate of Buena Vista University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2005. He completed his Master's of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2008 from Bellevue University, Bellevue, Nebraska. Chad uses a blended and integrative approach to counseling, believing in focusing on multiple tools in therapy versus a focus on one particular school in therapy.
(813) 790-6185 View (813) 790-6185
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Collective Healing Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618
Not being able to control our emotions is exhausting. Fluctuating between shutting down and feeling too much leaves us feeling alone, misunderstood. You’re confused and discouraged that nothing you've tried has helped. Understanding yourself and untangling your thoughts and feelings will bring you clarity and relief. I help people find the root of their problems and the lies that keep them feeling helpless. Whether you're experiencing these difficulties on your own, with your partner, or as a parent, there's a better way to manage life's difficult moments. There is hope and change is possible.
Not being able to control our emotions is exhausting. Fluctuating between shutting down and feeling too much leaves us feeling alone, misunderstood. You’re confused and discouraged that nothing you've tried has helped. Understanding yourself and untangling your thoughts and feelings will bring you clarity and relief. I help people find the root of their problems and the lies that keep them feeling helpless. Whether you're experiencing these difficulties on your own, with your partner, or as a parent, there's a better way to manage life's difficult moments. There is hope and change is possible.
(786) 661-4122 View (786) 661-4122
Photo of Diana Burns, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33618, FL
Diana Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MCAP
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you struggle with self criticism, fear, shame, difficult relationships, toxic family situations, stress, past traumas, and/or self medicate with alcohol, drugs, or other behaviors. You know these issues can be difficult to manage alone. They can leave you feeling isolated, anxious depressed, and misunderstood. I help people who struggle to understand how to overcome difficult issues by using well researched therapies in order to achieve a more peaceful and rewarding life.
If you struggle with self criticism, fear, shame, difficult relationships, toxic family situations, stress, past traumas, and/or self medicate with alcohol, drugs, or other behaviors. You know these issues can be difficult to manage alone. They can leave you feeling isolated, anxious depressed, and misunderstood. I help people who struggle to understand how to overcome difficult issues by using well researched therapies in order to achieve a more peaceful and rewarding life.
(813) 212-7119 View (813) 212-7119
Photo of Russell Coaching LLC in 33618, FL
Russell Coaching LLC
PhD
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618
We specialize in helping students with complex ADHD. This may look like a very unmotivated teen who struggles with homework, organization, planning and more. Our coaches are experts in providing services to students with multiple diagnosis including, but not limited to: autism, dyslexia, depression, anxiety, etc. Russell Connected Coaching combines science, positive youth development, a team and multimodal approach, and data to meet students at their present level of development and facilitate their growth in executive functioning, learning and study skills, social and emotional well-being, and mental health.
We specialize in helping students with complex ADHD. This may look like a very unmotivated teen who struggles with homework, organization, planning and more. Our coaches are experts in providing services to students with multiple diagnosis including, but not limited to: autism, dyslexia, depression, anxiety, etc. Russell Connected Coaching combines science, positive youth development, a team and multimodal approach, and data to meet students at their present level of development and facilitate their growth in executive functioning, learning and study skills, social and emotional well-being, and mental health.
(813) 851-2182 View (813) 851-2182
Photo of Kristin Parker, Counselor in 33618, FL
Kristin Parker
Counselor, LMHC, LCPC, MCAP, CCTP, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618
People seek counseling for a multitude of reasons. Whatever your reason, I am here to help. Whether something specific has happened to disrupt your life, or you are seeking more fulfillment in the quality of your life, we will work together to find your way back.
People seek counseling for a multitude of reasons. Whatever your reason, I am here to help. Whether something specific has happened to disrupt your life, or you are seeking more fulfillment in the quality of your life, we will work together to find your way back.
(813) 756-8836 View (813) 756-8836
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Russell Coaching, LLC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618
Let’s face it, being a parent of a struggling student is tough. So is being a struggling student. At Russell Coaching, we walk with you on your journey. Along the way we provide support, resources, and tools to help you and your student transform chaos into calm. We specialize in academic coaching for students, life coaching for tweens and teens, and coaching and school choice consultations for parents. Sessions are customized to match each client’s specific needs and goals. Our coaches have advanced degrees and extensive training working with youth and teens. Connect with us to see how we can help you and your student thrive!
Let’s face it, being a parent of a struggling student is tough. So is being a struggling student. At Russell Coaching, we walk with you on your journey. Along the way we provide support, resources, and tools to help you and your student transform chaos into calm. We specialize in academic coaching for students, life coaching for tweens and teens, and coaching and school choice consultations for parents. Sessions are customized to match each client’s specific needs and goals. Our coaches have advanced degrees and extensive training working with youth and teens. Connect with us to see how we can help you and your student thrive!
(813) 548-4208 View (813) 548-4208
Photo of Jennifer Anderson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33618, FL
Jennifer Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618
Jennifer Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida who has been practicing since 2008. Jennifer has a broad range of experience with adults and adolescents. He uses a Cognitive Behavioral approach to help her clients re-define themselves based on their strengths, not what has happened to them. Jennifer has experience with aging, dementia, and life-stage transitions as well. Transgender and LBGTQ+ counseling is also a specialty of hers. Outside of work, Jennifer has a big heart for all animals and spends time helping the less fortunate ones. She is also a collector and loves scavenging flea markets and antique shops!.
Jennifer Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida who has been practicing since 2008. Jennifer has a broad range of experience with adults and adolescents. He uses a Cognitive Behavioral approach to help her clients re-define themselves based on their strengths, not what has happened to them. Jennifer has experience with aging, dementia, and life-stage transitions as well. Transgender and LBGTQ+ counseling is also a specialty of hers. Outside of work, Jennifer has a big heart for all animals and spends time helping the less fortunate ones. She is also a collector and loves scavenging flea markets and antique shops!.
(813) 686-7406 View (813) 686-7406
Photo of Emma Geisdorf, Counselor in 33618, FL
Emma Geisdorf
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33618
Accepting New Clients! TBCS Group is a female-led, group therapy practice. We are dedicated to providing quality mental health services so you feel comfortable to heal, improve, and change what you can through psychotherapy. Specializing in treatment using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy ( CPT), Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Somatic Integration and Processing (SIP), Dance/Movement Therapy, and Art Therapy, we believe mental health for all ages includes emotional/mental flexibility, openness, and healthy social connection
Accepting New Clients! TBCS Group is a female-led, group therapy practice. We are dedicated to providing quality mental health services so you feel comfortable to heal, improve, and change what you can through psychotherapy. Specializing in treatment using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy ( CPT), Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Somatic Integration and Processing (SIP), Dance/Movement Therapy, and Art Therapy, we believe mental health for all ages includes emotional/mental flexibility, openness, and healthy social connection
(813) 640-4781 View (813) 640-4781
Photo of Yuly Mera, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33618, FL
Yuly Mera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33618
My name is Yuly Mera. I am a bilingual clinical license social worker and doctoral student specializing in Mental Health in the University of Kentucky- DSW online program. I received my bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of South Florida, where I also teach as an adjunct professor. I am also fluent in English and Spanish. As a therapist, I am dedicated to empowering individuals to succeed, and I feel the need to assist those who struggle with their mental health.
My name is Yuly Mera. I am a bilingual clinical license social worker and doctoral student specializing in Mental Health in the University of Kentucky- DSW online program. I received my bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of South Florida, where I also teach as an adjunct professor. I am also fluent in English and Spanish. As a therapist, I am dedicated to empowering individuals to succeed, and I feel the need to assist those who struggle with their mental health.
(813) 710-5578 View (813) 710-5578
Photo of Mark D. Davis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33618, FL
Mark D. Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33618
Available to meet clients throughout Florida for therapy and Nationwide consultations. We have been doing in person/office & teletherapy over 30 years. Our platform is HIPPA compliant &confidential from your smartphone, tablet, pc, apple. Just a click and we will meet you in the virtual waiting room. Visit DavisSoundMind.com for more information. Se Habla Espanol with Nicole Davis, LCSW, & Yari Medina LCSW.
Available to meet clients throughout Florida for therapy and Nationwide consultations. We have been doing in person/office & teletherapy over 30 years. Our platform is HIPPA compliant &confidential from your smartphone, tablet, pc, apple. Just a click and we will meet you in the virtual waiting room. Visit DavisSoundMind.com for more information. Se Habla Espanol with Nicole Davis, LCSW, & Yari Medina LCSW.
(813) 355-8447 View (813) 355-8447
Photo of Denae Marie Dockery, Counselor in 33618, FL
Denae Marie Dockery
Counselor, LMHC, CRC, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33618
Are you searching for something? You may be searching for answers to why you find yourself in the same situations and relationships over and over again. Maybe you are searching for relief from stress, pressure and anxiety that life can sometimes present us with. Perhaps you are searching for meaning and purpose or for greater insight into yourself, someone close to you or into a relationship. Whatever you are searching for, I want to be the person who supports and guides you through this journey of exploration and transformation. You are searching for a reason. I want to help you find the reason, the relief and the answers.
Are you searching for something? You may be searching for answers to why you find yourself in the same situations and relationships over and over again. Maybe you are searching for relief from stress, pressure and anxiety that life can sometimes present us with. Perhaps you are searching for meaning and purpose or for greater insight into yourself, someone close to you or into a relationship. Whatever you are searching for, I want to be the person who supports and guides you through this journey of exploration and transformation. You are searching for a reason. I want to help you find the reason, the relief and the answers.
(813) 430-0737 View (813) 430-0737
Photo of Amy K Sapien, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33618, FL
Amy K Sapien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33618  (Online Only)
I am an LCSW in Fl & CO with 20 years of experience. I provide all services via video to save you time & money traveling. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have experience with adolescents, adults and geriatrics. I have worked with clients with mood and anxiety disorders, end of life & caregiver issues as well as Veterans, Service members and those in the LGBTQ community. I am a liberal & secular therapist & believe love is love. I believe in the inherent worth of all people and aim to be your confidant & guide to becoming your highest self
I am an LCSW in Fl & CO with 20 years of experience. I provide all services via video to save you time & money traveling. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have experience with adolescents, adults and geriatrics. I have worked with clients with mood and anxiety disorders, end of life & caregiver issues as well as Veterans, Service members and those in the LGBTQ community. I am a liberal & secular therapist & believe love is love. I believe in the inherent worth of all people and aim to be your confidant & guide to becoming your highest self
(813) 945-8225 View (813) 945-8225

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 33618

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in 33618 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Coping Skills
72% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
82% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 33618 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
10% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33618?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.