Therapists in 33764

Photo of Joyce D. Hutchens, Counselor in 33764, FL
Joyce D. Hutchens
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764
Waitlist for new clients
"No one's Perfect but Parts of Us are Excellent!" I believe everyone needs help through situations from time to time. I love working with people of all ages and I work well helping others help themselves. I assist people in working from a state of dis-ease to a state of ease in coping with life's situations.
"No one's Perfect but Parts of Us are Excellent!" I believe everyone needs help through situations from time to time. I love working with people of all ages and I work well helping others help themselves. I assist people in working from a state of dis-ease to a state of ease in coping with life's situations.
(727) 270-9396 View (727) 270-9396
Photo of Meagan King, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 33764, FL
Meagan King
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA , LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33764
Do you struggle with negative feelings in your life that you just don’t understand? Are you finding yourself feeling down, overwhelmed, anxious, or frustrated with certain aspects of your life, but don’t know what to do about it or how to make a change? I am here for you! The fact that you have taken the first step in recognizing that you may need help is something you should be proud of. I know it can sometimes be scary to reach out and ask for help, but know that I am here to help create a safe, warm, and understanding environment where we can work together to help make the change that you desire.
Do you struggle with negative feelings in your life that you just don’t understand? Are you finding yourself feeling down, overwhelmed, anxious, or frustrated with certain aspects of your life, but don’t know what to do about it or how to make a change? I am here for you! The fact that you have taken the first step in recognizing that you may need help is something you should be proud of. I know it can sometimes be scary to reach out and ask for help, but know that I am here to help create a safe, warm, and understanding environment where we can work together to help make the change that you desire.
(727) 261-2849 View (727) 261-2849
Photo of Beth Polifrone, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33764, FL
Beth Polifrone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33764
Do you spend a lot of time comparing yourself to everyone else and feeling that you just can’t keep up? Does that feeling build up and leave you filled with anxiety, stress, and feeling like you are failing? I understand that, and help to stop comparing yourself and focus on the here and now; to be able to see that while you may not be where you want to be, you can see the path in front of you to get you there. Let’s stop that pattern of self doubt, and find how to be the best version of who you are today.
Do you spend a lot of time comparing yourself to everyone else and feeling that you just can’t keep up? Does that feeling build up and leave you filled with anxiety, stress, and feeling like you are failing? I understand that, and help to stop comparing yourself and focus on the here and now; to be able to see that while you may not be where you want to be, you can see the path in front of you to get you there. Let’s stop that pattern of self doubt, and find how to be the best version of who you are today.
(727) 205-8137 View (727) 205-8137
Photo of Linda J Yancey, Counselor in 33764, FL
Linda J Yancey
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764
Looking for an emotionally safe place to explore your emotional/psychological need? Proving a safe place is one of my major goals . My years of experience/training in agencies, work with children, adolescents, adults, & seniors has uniquely prepared me for private practice. I counsel individuals, groups, adolescents, children, seniors, couples & families. My therapeutic approach is eclectic; emphasizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered & Family Systems approaches. I work with all ages/diverse populations (including LGBTQ+). I specialize in trauma, mood, addiction disorders & issues related to HIV+/AIDS.
Looking for an emotionally safe place to explore your emotional/psychological need? Proving a safe place is one of my major goals . My years of experience/training in agencies, work with children, adolescents, adults, & seniors has uniquely prepared me for private practice. I counsel individuals, groups, adolescents, children, seniors, couples & families. My therapeutic approach is eclectic; emphasizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client-Centered & Family Systems approaches. I work with all ages/diverse populations (including LGBTQ+). I specialize in trauma, mood, addiction disorders & issues related to HIV+/AIDS.
(727) 748-6490 View (727) 748-6490
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Caleb Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MCAP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33764  (Online Only)
My expertise is helping people (teens and adults) who have lived through a trauma to live a more fulfilling life in alignment with their abilities, values, and beliefs. If you feel stuck, find yourself repeating past negative patterns, self-medicating, or self-sabotaging and want positive change, schedule an appointment today.
My expertise is helping people (teens and adults) who have lived through a trauma to live a more fulfilling life in alignment with their abilities, values, and beliefs. If you feel stuck, find yourself repeating past negative patterns, self-medicating, or self-sabotaging and want positive change, schedule an appointment today.
(727) 261-2539 View (727) 261-2539
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Charlene R Earley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker supporting patients in Illinois and Florida. My sessions provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for you to express your personal feelings and emotions. I work best with motivated adults and teens struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief or life transitions. With over 22 years of experience, I focus in individual, family, marriage and couples, group, and children's therapy. Accepting Medicare, BCBS, Aetna, Humana, and other insurances.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker supporting patients in Illinois and Florida. My sessions provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for you to express your personal feelings and emotions. I work best with motivated adults and teens struggling with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief or life transitions. With over 22 years of experience, I focus in individual, family, marriage and couples, group, and children's therapy. Accepting Medicare, BCBS, Aetna, Humana, and other insurances.
(779) 218-9974 View (779) 218-9974
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Cynthia A Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764
As my client you are valued, respected, encouraged, and honored in your journey toward emotional and mental health. I offer therapies that empower growth in the face of today’s obstacles and challenges through a holistic approach including nutrition, hydration, sleep, and exercise discussions. I utilize evidence-based practices such as CBT, SFBT, EFT, Family Systems, Guided Visualization, and Aromatherapy... These therapies and others are tailored with you for you. I offer a safe nonjudgmental place to examine your thoughts and ideas about self and others. Helping you be the best you can be.
As my client you are valued, respected, encouraged, and honored in your journey toward emotional and mental health. I offer therapies that empower growth in the face of today’s obstacles and challenges through a holistic approach including nutrition, hydration, sleep, and exercise discussions. I utilize evidence-based practices such as CBT, SFBT, EFT, Family Systems, Guided Visualization, and Aromatherapy... These therapies and others are tailored with you for you. I offer a safe nonjudgmental place to examine your thoughts and ideas about self and others. Helping you be the best you can be.
(727) 472-4657 View (727) 472-4657
Photo of Kimberly L. S. Silla, Psychologist in 33764, FL
Kimberly L. S. Silla
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764  (Online Only)
Do you wonder if you'll ever be happy again? Do your thoughts race? Do you struggle to find meaningful relationships? If you're stuck, I can help. I am a licensed psychologist trained to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. Therapy can be a difficult journey for many, which is why I am committed to creating a safe environment where you can speak and heal without fear. When you work with me, you will learn coping skills to help you navigate life's challenges. You will also become empowered as you unapologetically develop your relationship with your self.
Do you wonder if you'll ever be happy again? Do your thoughts race? Do you struggle to find meaningful relationships? If you're stuck, I can help. I am a licensed psychologist trained to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. Therapy can be a difficult journey for many, which is why I am committed to creating a safe environment where you can speak and heal without fear. When you work with me, you will learn coping skills to help you navigate life's challenges. You will also become empowered as you unapologetically develop your relationship with your self.
(716) 698-7097 View (716) 698-7097
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Dr. Jen Psychological Services
PsyD, LMHC
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone needs an objective resource in their life. Someone who can take a look at their current life circumstances, or even childhood experiences in order to determine what trajectory they are on. Therapy is a collaborative effort and the therapist and client tackle the difficult situations that the client has faced, and together form a new path. There is no hierarchy in therapy, I prefer to be called Jennifer rather than Dr. or Ms. Guinta. We are all on an even playing field. I am just here to show you alternate perspectives regarding your problem. I am reality based, I do not just "yes you", I challenge you.
I believe that everyone needs an objective resource in their life. Someone who can take a look at their current life circumstances, or even childhood experiences in order to determine what trajectory they are on. Therapy is a collaborative effort and the therapist and client tackle the difficult situations that the client has faced, and together form a new path. There is no hierarchy in therapy, I prefer to be called Jennifer rather than Dr. or Ms. Guinta. We are all on an even playing field. I am just here to show you alternate perspectives regarding your problem. I am reality based, I do not just "yes you", I challenge you.
(718) 306-6588 View (718) 306-6588
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Nyamekye Laird
Psychologist, PhD, RYT
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764  (Online Only)
Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves, and everyone can. Psychotherapy helps you develop the insight, skills and courage to create more joy, harmony, power, and success in your life. These positive changes may manifest as an improved sense of well-being, better stress management, reduction of painful/unwanted symptoms, improved relationships, enhanced sense of self, career success, etc. It is an honor to use my expertise, skills and experience to assist you with your commitment to personal growth and maximizing your potential. Call now for your free consultation! Thank you for choosing the Laird Khepera Institute to facilitate your journey to well-being!
Everyone deserves to feel good about themselves, and everyone can. Psychotherapy helps you develop the insight, skills and courage to create more joy, harmony, power, and success in your life. These positive changes may manifest as an improved sense of well-being, better stress management, reduction of painful/unwanted symptoms, improved relationships, enhanced sense of self, career success, etc. It is an honor to use my expertise, skills and experience to assist you with your commitment to personal growth and maximizing your potential. Call now for your free consultation! Thank you for choosing the Laird Khepera Institute to facilitate your journey to well-being!
(727) 240-3495 View (727) 240-3495
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Andrea Holmes
Counselor, MPH, LMHC
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764
Choosing a therapist is a difficult decision as therapy can often feel like a scary experience. I believe it is essential to create an environment where the therapist provides the safety necessary for the client to express their vulnerability. Therefore it is my goal to meet the client where they are and gently guide them towards resolution of the issues they wish to address. I believe in a collaborative process where we work together towards specific goals.
Choosing a therapist is a difficult decision as therapy can often feel like a scary experience. I believe it is essential to create an environment where the therapist provides the safety necessary for the client to express their vulnerability. Therefore it is my goal to meet the client where they are and gently guide them towards resolution of the issues they wish to address. I believe in a collaborative process where we work together towards specific goals.
(727) 365-8288 View (727) 365-8288
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Glenda Beach
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PA
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764
My specializations include relationship issues, depression/anxiety and low self esteem. I am down to earth and easy to talk to, I have over 25 years of experience and offer a safe environment to find solutions to problems and create new possibilities. In addition to traditional therapy, I offer EMDR, (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) treating the effects of trauma and other persistent problems. I use EFT Tapping which is especially effective for anxiety. My office in Oldsmar offers convenient access for many surroundings communities. Call or email me for a free 15 minute consultation. 727-787-0646.
My specializations include relationship issues, depression/anxiety and low self esteem. I am down to earth and easy to talk to, I have over 25 years of experience and offer a safe environment to find solutions to problems and create new possibilities. In addition to traditional therapy, I offer EMDR, (eye movement desensitization reprocessing) treating the effects of trauma and other persistent problems. I use EFT Tapping which is especially effective for anxiety. My office in Oldsmar offers convenient access for many surroundings communities. Call or email me for a free 15 minute consultation. 727-787-0646.
(727) 466-4393 View (727) 466-4393
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Shannon Raday
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33764
Let's face it, life can be tough and without someone to talk to, it can seem isolating and overwhelming. I consider it an honor and privilege to have my clients trust me to share their experiences. Talk about their struggles and learn new effective ways to cope with life challenges. I pledge to listen to you, without judgement and help you overcome the challenges you’re currently facing. I believe attention your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health is important to healthy wellbeing, so I offer a holistic approach to help you live your best life now.
Let's face it, life can be tough and without someone to talk to, it can seem isolating and overwhelming. I consider it an honor and privilege to have my clients trust me to share their experiences. Talk about their struggles and learn new effective ways to cope with life challenges. I pledge to listen to you, without judgement and help you overcome the challenges you’re currently facing. I believe attention your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health is important to healthy wellbeing, so I offer a holistic approach to help you live your best life now.
(727) 286-3835 View (727) 286-3835
Photo of Suzan Alexander, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33764, FL
Suzan Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764
As your therapist we are a team that together find ways to take action towards living the life you want. For forty years I have been working with adolescents and adults. I treat a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress, relationship concerns, and caretaking issues. I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders with both male and female adolescents and adults. My integrative therapy approach spans psychodynamic, CBT, ACT, psychodrama, and mindfulness based treatment. Together we will create a path that will allow you to move forward towards your values and goals.
As your therapist we are a team that together find ways to take action towards living the life you want. For forty years I have been working with adolescents and adults. I treat a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress, relationship concerns, and caretaking issues. I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders with both male and female adolescents and adults. My integrative therapy approach spans psychodynamic, CBT, ACT, psychodrama, and mindfulness based treatment. Together we will create a path that will allow you to move forward towards your values and goals.
(727) 346-6153 View (727) 346-6153
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Deborah Day
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, CP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33764
Do you feel frustrated and discouraged? Does it feel like something is blocking you from moving forward? Do you want to feel more powerful and free? My goal is to help you feel more empowered and to assist you in releasing self-limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I call this becoming the active director of your life! You will become clearer about what is important to you and be able to speak your truth and set better boundaries. My style is warm, compassionate, yet creative and direct. If you want change YOU can make it happen!
Do you feel frustrated and discouraged? Does it feel like something is blocking you from moving forward? Do you want to feel more powerful and free? My goal is to help you feel more empowered and to assist you in releasing self-limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I call this becoming the active director of your life! You will become clearer about what is important to you and be able to speak your truth and set better boundaries. My style is warm, compassionate, yet creative and direct. If you want change YOU can make it happen!
(727) 248-0336 View (727) 248-0336
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Polly A Charette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, ACSW, EMDR
Verified
5 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33764
Every person goes through a period in their life where they desire to make changes, face difficulties, find the courage to challenge themselves, or simply find that their old ways are no longer serving them in their life. I take the time to understand each client in order to tailor their treatment to their uniques circumstances. In my practice I thoroughly believe that a connection between therapist and client is the foundation for healing and change. It is an honor to provide the services that I do. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental safe place for healing.
Every person goes through a period in their life where they desire to make changes, face difficulties, find the courage to challenge themselves, or simply find that their old ways are no longer serving them in their life. I take the time to understand each client in order to tailor their treatment to their uniques circumstances. In my practice I thoroughly believe that a connection between therapist and client is the foundation for healing and change. It is an honor to provide the services that I do. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental safe place for healing.
(904) 674-3747 View (904) 674-3747
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Pinellas Anxiety Specialists
Psychologist, PsyD, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33764
Accepting New Patients - No matter how hard you try, it never seems like it's good enough. You're always exhausted and feel unappreciated by family, friends, co-workers. Your mind replays all the mistakes you've made instead of letting you sleep. Everything just seems so much harder than you expected. Do you ever wish things could be just a little bit easier? It's hard to reach out to a therapist. How can someone understand what you're going through? Your struggles are understandable reactions to life events! We won't judge your choices. We respect the ways you have survived... because you are surviving!
Accepting New Patients - No matter how hard you try, it never seems like it's good enough. You're always exhausted and feel unappreciated by family, friends, co-workers. Your mind replays all the mistakes you've made instead of letting you sleep. Everything just seems so much harder than you expected. Do you ever wish things could be just a little bit easier? It's hard to reach out to a therapist. How can someone understand what you're going through? Your struggles are understandable reactions to life events! We won't judge your choices. We respect the ways you have survived... because you are surviving!
(727) 235-7698 View (727) 235-7698
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Michael Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764
Not accepting new clients
Many people experiencing significant emotional problems are uncertain whether counseling sessions might help in their particular case. They wonder about the ultimate goals of therapy. This uncertainty usually disappears once people actually start working with an understanding therapist. Among other benefits, counseling can help you identify unhealthy thought and behavior patterns that trigger psychological distress in your daily life. You can become better at noticing and correcting thought distortions that often lead to personal and workplace problems. Whatever your particular circumstances and challenges, professional counselling can help you discover the way towards a less stressful and more fulling life.
Many people experiencing significant emotional problems are uncertain whether counseling sessions might help in their particular case. They wonder about the ultimate goals of therapy. This uncertainty usually disappears once people actually start working with an understanding therapist. Among other benefits, counseling can help you identify unhealthy thought and behavior patterns that trigger psychological distress in your daily life. You can become better at noticing and correcting thought distortions that often lead to personal and workplace problems. Whatever your particular circumstances and challenges, professional counselling can help you discover the way towards a less stressful and more fulling life.
(727) 777-6308 View (727) 777-6308
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Dr. Karmen R Smith
Counselor, PhD, LMHC-S, CRC
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764
The Costello Center's team of independent contractors are experienced professionals who work together to provide a wide variety of counseling, life coaching, medicine management, and academic excellence services. All of these individuals work with The Costello Center not as employees, but as independent contractors working together to fulfill The Costello Center mission; dedicated to Mind, Body, Spirit and Healing. As an Independent contractor affiliated with The Costello Center, I work with both individuals and families struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma-related pain, and family dysfunction.
The Costello Center's team of independent contractors are experienced professionals who work together to provide a wide variety of counseling, life coaching, medicine management, and academic excellence services. All of these individuals work with The Costello Center not as employees, but as independent contractors working together to fulfill The Costello Center mission; dedicated to Mind, Body, Spirit and Healing. As an Independent contractor affiliated with The Costello Center, I work with both individuals and families struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma-related pain, and family dysfunction.
(727) 261-1276 View (727) 261-1276
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Integrated Counseling and Mediation Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Hx
Verified
Clearwater, FL 33764
The best investment one can make is in themselves. I strive to provide a safe place to facilitate optimal growth in all areas which will include healing and resolution of past traumas.
The best investment one can make is in themselves. I strive to provide a safe place to facilitate optimal growth in all areas which will include healing and resolution of past traumas.
(727) 349-1206 View (727) 349-1206

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Number of Therapists in 33764

20+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 33764 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Cigna and Evernorth
75% Aetna

How Therapists in 33764 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33764?

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.