Therapists in 33913

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Michael James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33913  (Online Only)
One afternoon I told my wife that after another tour, I would be leaving the U.S. Coast Guard for a very different career. Serving my country and the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. After serving for nine years I knew that directly assisting and serving people is the life-giving work of my heart. I became a Social Worker and therapist because it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support you as you unify all your strengths and gifts to release your Faith, Hope, and Love into society.
One afternoon I told my wife that after another tour, I would be leaving the U.S. Coast Guard for a very different career. Serving my country and the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. After serving for nine years I knew that directly assisting and serving people is the life-giving work of my heart. I became a Social Worker and therapist because it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support you as you unify all your strengths and gifts to release your Faith, Hope, and Love into society.
(239) 299-7538 View (239) 299-7538
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Freysdman Gonzalez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33913  (Online Only)
I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida. I obtained my Master’s in Social Work from Barry University in Miami.
I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Florida. I obtained my Master’s in Social Work from Barry University in Miami.
(239) 666-7211 View (239) 666-7211
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Elevating Relationships: Couple to Couple Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33913
We (Rashawn & Lori Brewster) offer a unique "couple to couple" counseling experience for relationships in all stages (dating, engaged, married, separated). Typical couples/marriage counseling is with 1 therapist but with Elevating Relationships you work with a married co-therapist team. We support relationship issues such as poor communication, harmful conflict cycle, loss of trust, feeling disconnected, and lackluster intimacy. We will partner with you to highlight the areas of your relationship that you’re not experiencing success in and provide research-based tools and guidance designed to cultivate an improved relationship.
We (Rashawn & Lori Brewster) offer a unique "couple to couple" counseling experience for relationships in all stages (dating, engaged, married, separated). Typical couples/marriage counseling is with 1 therapist but with Elevating Relationships you work with a married co-therapist team. We support relationship issues such as poor communication, harmful conflict cycle, loss of trust, feeling disconnected, and lackluster intimacy. We will partner with you to highlight the areas of your relationship that you’re not experiencing success in and provide research-based tools and guidance designed to cultivate an improved relationship.
(239) 312-5825 View (239) 312-5825
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Scarlett Olivares
Counselor, LMHC, CAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Scarlett Olivares obtained her undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Catholic University of Santo Domingo in 2004. Scarlett obtained her graduate degree (with honors) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Hodges University. Scarlett is a bilingual/bicultural counselor that is experienced in working with families and individuals. She has honed her skills over 13 years working in the community.  Her passion and dedication led her to develop her skills in another critical mental health area, that of addiction and substance abuse.
Scarlett Olivares obtained her undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Catholic University of Santo Domingo in 2004. Scarlett obtained her graduate degree (with honors) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Hodges University. Scarlett is a bilingual/bicultural counselor that is experienced in working with families and individuals. She has honed her skills over 13 years working in the community.  Her passion and dedication led her to develop her skills in another critical mental health area, that of addiction and substance abuse.
(239) 451-5576 View (239) 451-5576
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Gwen Burdzy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Navigating the seasons of our lives can be difficult. I have over 20 years of experience assisting individuals navigate through the various mental health journeys life brings.
Navigating the seasons of our lives can be difficult. I have over 20 years of experience assisting individuals navigate through the various mental health journeys life brings.
(239) 758-7675 View (239) 758-7675
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Erica Kress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33913
My approach combines cognitive behavioral solution-focused therapy. I will work with you to develop a treatment approach that matches your unique needs. I will help you to find solutions and make positive changes in your life. I will help motivate you to achieve and sustain desired behavioral changes. I can help you find solutions rather than dwelling on the problems.
My approach combines cognitive behavioral solution-focused therapy. I will work with you to develop a treatment approach that matches your unique needs. I will help you to find solutions and make positive changes in your life. I will help motivate you to achieve and sustain desired behavioral changes. I can help you find solutions rather than dwelling on the problems.
(239) 307-2012 View (239) 307-2012
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Rashawn Brewster
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33913  (Online Only)
Hello! My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm, thought-provoking & tool-based approach to the counseling process. You are the expert on you & my role is to help you remove and/or reduce any barriers preventing you from living your most fulfilling life. I remember being in your shoes at one point, clicking through online profiles trying to find the right fit to begin working on myself. I was somewhat hesitant & wasn't really sure therapy was even for me. But what I learned through my personal journey was that everyone & I mean everyone can use a bit of support & additional insight at critical moments of life. I'm here to help!
Hello! My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm, thought-provoking & tool-based approach to the counseling process. You are the expert on you & my role is to help you remove and/or reduce any barriers preventing you from living your most fulfilling life. I remember being in your shoes at one point, clicking through online profiles trying to find the right fit to begin working on myself. I was somewhat hesitant & wasn't really sure therapy was even for me. But what I learned through my personal journey was that everyone & I mean everyone can use a bit of support & additional insight at critical moments of life. I'm here to help!
(239) 345-9399 View (239) 345-9399
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Patricia Katz, LCSW PA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33913  (Online Only)
My therapeutic style is relaxed and I frquently use humor where appropriate! While processing life issues, traumas and other hurts, clients gain new healthier insights on old challenges and learn more effective problem solving for moving forward. Old stale patterns are replaced with heightened communication, effective relationship decisions and can demonstrate the making of smarter life choices etc. If you are feeling stuck, hurt or just need to process any issue, then its time to keep reading and choose to design your life to promote happiness and success.
My therapeutic style is relaxed and I frquently use humor where appropriate! While processing life issues, traumas and other hurts, clients gain new healthier insights on old challenges and learn more effective problem solving for moving forward. Old stale patterns are replaced with heightened communication, effective relationship decisions and can demonstrate the making of smarter life choices etc. If you are feeling stuck, hurt or just need to process any issue, then its time to keep reading and choose to design your life to promote happiness and success.
(954) 801-8174 View (954) 801-8174
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Danielle Jediny-Racies, MFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33913  (Online Only)
Hello. My name is Danielle Jediny-Racies. I am a practicing licensed marriage and family therapist with over 16 years of experience providing care for people who live in Oregon, California, Florida, Washington, and Georgia. My therapeutic approach is informed by system-centered, attachment, trauma-informed methods of care and psychobiological approach to couples therapy (PACT). I am steady, reflective, and compassionate.
Hello. My name is Danielle Jediny-Racies. I am a practicing licensed marriage and family therapist with over 16 years of experience providing care for people who live in Oregon, California, Florida, Washington, and Georgia. My therapeutic approach is informed by system-centered, attachment, trauma-informed methods of care and psychobiological approach to couples therapy (PACT). I am steady, reflective, and compassionate.
(239) 420-8049 View (239) 420-8049
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Carolina Ferrer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, QS, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Much of my professional experience includes a vast range of ages including children, adolescents, young adults, and seniors. I value the importance community connections by reducing the stigma of mental health in organizations as well as stress reduction techniques. I enjoy working with couples, and families who are struggling in communication. I specialize with overcoming life difficulties including trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, ADD/ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, coping skills, self-esteem, infertility, family conflict and unexpected birthing outcomes. As well as overcoming perinatal/ maternal post-partum disorders.
Much of my professional experience includes a vast range of ages including children, adolescents, young adults, and seniors. I value the importance community connections by reducing the stigma of mental health in organizations as well as stress reduction techniques. I enjoy working with couples, and families who are struggling in communication. I specialize with overcoming life difficulties including trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues, ADD/ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, coping skills, self-esteem, infertility, family conflict and unexpected birthing outcomes. As well as overcoming perinatal/ maternal post-partum disorders.
(239) 323-6072 View (239) 323-6072
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Shari Grizzle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33913  (Online Only)
Shari has worked extensively in the foster care system providing age appropriate therapy for children, their biological families and their foster/adoptive families assisting them with the various life transitions and traumas they have endured and giving them the tools needed to overcome these obstacles. Shari believes that individual therapy is always a good place to start addressing stressors in your life so that the progress can carry over to other areas of your life to include relationships, family and work life. Depression and anxiety should not define you, we all experience it at some point but the key is to OVERCOME!
Shari has worked extensively in the foster care system providing age appropriate therapy for children, their biological families and their foster/adoptive families assisting them with the various life transitions and traumas they have endured and giving them the tools needed to overcome these obstacles. Shari believes that individual therapy is always a good place to start addressing stressors in your life so that the progress can carry over to other areas of your life to include relationships, family and work life. Depression and anxiety should not define you, we all experience it at some point but the key is to OVERCOME!
(239) 329-1130 View (239) 329-1130
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Erica Reeves
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33913
I am experienced with clients who present with anxiety, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues. I enjoy working with clients who like to get creative and are open to the process. I assist clients in exploring their identities and values, and examining how they can live more authentically. I often incorporate mindfulness meditation for clients struggling with letting go of anxious thoughts, and those who have trouble with self-regulation. It's common to feel discouraged and unmotivated with the state of the world. Let's keep it real and acknowledge the tough parts, and explore ways to find fulfillment amongst the chaos.
I am experienced with clients who present with anxiety, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues. I enjoy working with clients who like to get creative and are open to the process. I assist clients in exploring their identities and values, and examining how they can live more authentically. I often incorporate mindfulness meditation for clients struggling with letting go of anxious thoughts, and those who have trouble with self-regulation. It's common to feel discouraged and unmotivated with the state of the world. Let's keep it real and acknowledge the tough parts, and explore ways to find fulfillment amongst the chaos.
(239) 946-5270 View (239) 946-5270
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Lynn Rosen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33913  (Online Only)
We all have within us a resilience to confront and handle even the most challenging of issues. But we do not have to do it alone. A willingness to share our deepest thoughts and emotions in a safe and caring environment can empower you to figure out how you are feeling , how to move forward, reclaim your purpose and passion. I would like to participate in that process with you. I am experienced in relationship and self-counseling, using complementary approaches tto best facilitate positive change. I'm looking forward to being your partner in this process. Go to my website for more info
We all have within us a resilience to confront and handle even the most challenging of issues. But we do not have to do it alone. A willingness to share our deepest thoughts and emotions in a safe and caring environment can empower you to figure out how you are feeling , how to move forward, reclaim your purpose and passion. I would like to participate in that process with you. I am experienced in relationship and self-counseling, using complementary approaches tto best facilitate positive change. I'm looking forward to being your partner in this process. Go to my website for more info
(561) 287-3325 View (561) 287-3325
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Alanna Masony
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Much of my professional experience has involved working alongside individuals with chronic mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders. Mental health is not a "one size fits all" matter. I aim to assist others through their mental health journey from a holistic frame of work. This involves looking at all systems that effect my clients and their mental health. A mental health diagnosis should never be a label, I believe it can be an empowering opportunity to learn about yourself and how you interact within the world, with yourself, and with those around you.
Much of my professional experience has involved working alongside individuals with chronic mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders. Mental health is not a "one size fits all" matter. I aim to assist others through their mental health journey from a holistic frame of work. This involves looking at all systems that effect my clients and their mental health. A mental health diagnosis should never be a label, I believe it can be an empowering opportunity to learn about yourself and how you interact within the world, with yourself, and with those around you.
(239) 323-6216 View (239) 323-6216
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Tati Gorospe
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, EdS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33913
I see therapy as a collaborative process in which my role as a therapist is that of a "fellow traveler" on your healing journey. My goal is to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive space to navigate your journey to healing and empowerment. I lead with curiosity, compassion, and open-mindedness. I believe each person and situation is unique and that YOU are the expert on your life. With that, I utilize a narrative and strengths-based lens to empower individuals to rewrite their stories and reenforce their inherent strengths.
I see therapy as a collaborative process in which my role as a therapist is that of a "fellow traveler" on your healing journey. My goal is to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and supportive space to navigate your journey to healing and empowerment. I lead with curiosity, compassion, and open-mindedness. I believe each person and situation is unique and that YOU are the expert on your life. With that, I utilize a narrative and strengths-based lens to empower individuals to rewrite their stories and reenforce their inherent strengths.
(352) 724-7852 View (352) 724-7852
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Angela Molina
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, NCC
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33913  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Master’s Level Addiction Professional (MCAP), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) effective treatment for trauma. I have many years of experience providing therapy and support to clients with psychological, emotional, and interpersonal difficulties including clients with substance abuse problems and victims of domestic violence. I have a wide experience working with people who present concerns related to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, relationships, and maladaptive behaviors.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Master’s Level Addiction Professional (MCAP), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) effective treatment for trauma. I have many years of experience providing therapy and support to clients with psychological, emotional, and interpersonal difficulties including clients with substance abuse problems and victims of domestic violence. I have a wide experience working with people who present concerns related to anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, relationships, and maladaptive behaviors.
(239) 294-8897 View (239) 294-8897
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Diana M Salazar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, RPT-S
Verified
4 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33913
I provide individual, couple's and family therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families experiencing emotional, behavioral, and/or social difficulties. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with more than ten years of experience. I co-founded Sunshine State Counseling Center. In my practice, I empower individuals to build and develop their inner strengths by providing compassionate, ethical and professional therapeutic services.
I provide individual, couple's and family therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families experiencing emotional, behavioral, and/or social difficulties. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with more than ten years of experience. I co-founded Sunshine State Counseling Center. In my practice, I empower individuals to build and develop their inner strengths by providing compassionate, ethical and professional therapeutic services.
(239) 208-0959 View (239) 208-0959
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Phillip Racies
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33913  (Online Only)
Life is an ocean of never-ending challenge; we can get overwhelmed, anxious, isolated, and feel out of control. Without proper support we miss the opportunities for growth that adversity offers. I provide a supportive structure that allows exploration of the most important aspects of your life and helps you develop concrete practical skills to better respond to the complex challenges life presents - - whether in individual, couples, or family therapy. You will learn to better know, understand, and accept more of your experiences and interactions as you discover and shape more satisfying layers of yourself and your relationships.
Life is an ocean of never-ending challenge; we can get overwhelmed, anxious, isolated, and feel out of control. Without proper support we miss the opportunities for growth that adversity offers. I provide a supportive structure that allows exploration of the most important aspects of your life and helps you develop concrete practical skills to better respond to the complex challenges life presents - - whether in individual, couples, or family therapy. You will learn to better know, understand, and accept more of your experiences and interactions as you discover and shape more satisfying layers of yourself and your relationships.
(475) 264-4547 View (475) 264-4547
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Sunshine State Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Sunshine State Counseling Center provides therapeutic behavioral and mental health services to children, adolescent, adults, couples and families. Significant life events can cause stress that might lead to emotional and/or behavioral problems. When these changes are noticed it is helpful to have a professional assess the biological psychological and social functioning of the individual. These assessments are completed with the purpose of identifying present strengths and needs, and together draw a road map to achieve a higher level of functioning.
Sunshine State Counseling Center provides therapeutic behavioral and mental health services to children, adolescent, adults, couples and families. Significant life events can cause stress that might lead to emotional and/or behavioral problems. When these changes are noticed it is helpful to have a professional assess the biological psychological and social functioning of the individual. These assessments are completed with the purpose of identifying present strengths and needs, and together draw a road map to achieve a higher level of functioning.
(239) 309-2185 View (239) 309-2185
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Linda C Rosen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33913  (Online Only)
As a clinical psychologist with over 30+ years of experience, I believe the purpose of therapy is to work together to face issues until they are resolved. It is important to feel some relief. As a good listener I have strong empathetic skills. I provide a warm, accepting and non-judgmental setting where a positive alliance can be formed. Therapy is a place to feel understood, to unload, share, but is also result oriented. Therefore, my approach is interactive. I work with children,adolescents, adults, families and couples.
As a clinical psychologist with over 30+ years of experience, I believe the purpose of therapy is to work together to face issues until they are resolved. It is important to feel some relief. As a good listener I have strong empathetic skills. I provide a warm, accepting and non-judgmental setting where a positive alliance can be formed. Therapy is a place to feel understood, to unload, share, but is also result oriented. Therefore, my approach is interactive. I work with children,adolescents, adults, families and couples.
(845) 262-4969 View (845) 262-4969

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Number of Therapists in 33913

30+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 33913 who prioritize treating:

92% Relationship Issues
89% Anxiety
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
78% Depression
72% Grief
72% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
85% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 33913 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33913?

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.