Counseling Moving Ahead
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bradenton, FL 34208
I have 20 years experience dealing with individuals and families with daily issues, chronic issues and have dedicated my practice to improving and assisting clients with making life long lasting changes. I cannot accept new patients seeking letters for disabilities or any surgeries or procedures. I want to assist clients who are committed to the journey of changing and improving the quality of their lives.
I have 20 years experience dealing with individuals and families with daily issues, chronic issues and have dedicated my practice to improving and assisting clients with making life long lasting changes. I cannot accept new patients seeking letters for disabilities or any surgeries or procedures. I want to assist clients who are committed to the journey of changing and improving the quality of their lives.
(813) 435-6427 View (813) 435-6427
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Karen Berner Arcuri
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bradenton, FL 34208
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling to change your current situation? Are life's issues proving to be more than you can handle? Making the decision to seek help can be filled with uncertainty and questions; one that does not come easy to most. I offer a compassionate, solution focused approach to help you explore ways to live life at its fullest; strengthening yourself and your relationships.to move you to a place of happiness and fulfillment. Identify solutions to relationship issues, resolve family conflict, free yourself of addiction or manage the challenges of adolescence in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Are you struggling to change your current situation? Are life's issues proving to be more than you can handle? Making the decision to seek help can be filled with uncertainty and questions; one that does not come easy to most. I offer a compassionate, solution focused approach to help you explore ways to live life at its fullest; strengthening yourself and your relationships.to move you to a place of happiness and fulfillment. Identify solutions to relationship issues, resolve family conflict, free yourself of addiction or manage the challenges of adolescence in a supportive and encouraging environment.
(941) 306-3824 View (941) 306-3824
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Carol Rios Soto
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34208
Welcome! My name is Carol Rios Soto and I am a Licensed Mental Heath Counselor in the state of Florida. I work with people from childhood to adulthood. Mainly, I work with people who have had to endure difficult times either with trauma, crippling anxiety, depression and overall darkness who are looking to find a light. I use a multi-system approach with techniques from IFS, DBT, ACT and CBT - mainly I believe it depends on the person and where they are to determine the approach I use.
Welcome! My name is Carol Rios Soto and I am a Licensed Mental Heath Counselor in the state of Florida. I work with people from childhood to adulthood. Mainly, I work with people who have had to endure difficult times either with trauma, crippling anxiety, depression and overall darkness who are looking to find a light. I use a multi-system approach with techniques from IFS, DBT, ACT and CBT - mainly I believe it depends on the person and where they are to determine the approach I use.
(813) 945-9109 View (813) 945-9109
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G Orlando Pickens
Counselor, MDiv, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bradenton, FL 34208  (Online Only)
One of the bravest things you can do is live life on your own terms. It can be challenging to make that first phone call, but I hope you can take a moment into the first step to experience yourself in new ways. I am here to support you through that process. Society fills our head with ideas on how you are “supposed” to be/act/feel/show up. I believe that each person has a unique story and journey they are on but the one thing that stays consistent is that we are most happy when we are in tune with our own inner world living from the core of who we are.
One of the bravest things you can do is live life on your own terms. It can be challenging to make that first phone call, but I hope you can take a moment into the first step to experience yourself in new ways. I am here to support you through that process. Society fills our head with ideas on how you are “supposed” to be/act/feel/show up. I believe that each person has a unique story and journey they are on but the one thing that stays consistent is that we are most happy when we are in tune with our own inner world living from the core of who we are.
(941) 205-7332 View (941) 205-7332
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Patricia Bryant-Renfro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bradenton, FL 34208  (Online Only)
My journey of helping individuals and families began as a child and family social worker. I worked closely with individuals and families to provide support and services to ensure all their needs were met and they had all the services available to help them thrive. I have worked as a trauma specific therapist, helping children who have had traumatic experiences learn to cope and manage their thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
My journey of helping individuals and families began as a child and family social worker. I worked closely with individuals and families to provide support and services to ensure all their needs were met and they had all the services available to help them thrive. I have worked as a trauma specific therapist, helping children who have had traumatic experiences learn to cope and manage their thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
(941) 888-3116 View (941) 888-3116
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Emily C Fowler
Counselor, LMHC , NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34208  (Online Only)
A little about me, I‘m a Christian, Wife and Mother of three children. I am a licensed therapist in the state of Florida, and I have been in the counseling field for a little over a decade. I love what I do, it’s not just a “job,” it is apart of my purpose. As we walk through this journey together I will do my best to ensure you feel seen, heard, safe and understood along the way. I can’t wait to embark on this journey with you, see you soon. Www.Talk37.com
A little about me, I‘m a Christian, Wife and Mother of three children. I am a licensed therapist in the state of Florida, and I have been in the counseling field for a little over a decade. I love what I do, it’s not just a “job,” it is apart of my purpose. As we walk through this journey together I will do my best to ensure you feel seen, heard, safe and understood along the way. I can’t wait to embark on this journey with you, see you soon. Www.Talk37.com
(941) 841-3971 View (941) 841-3971
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Todd Warren
Counselor, MDiv, MA, LMHC-QS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bradenton, FL 34208  (Online Only)
Are you in a relationship that's manipulative? Or are you unsure and need some clarity? If you've recently left a challenging relationship, I'm here for you and can be a guiding and healing hand. Relationships are an intricate dance, and we all have moments of imperfection; however, those missteps leave us feeling drained, hurt and afraid. You may feel like you're sacrificing your own needs in order to please your partner. You don’t want them to feel any discomfort even if it' costs of your own well-being. But, amidst all your selfless efforts, you don't feel loved in return. You hope that it will change, but it never does.
Are you in a relationship that's manipulative? Or are you unsure and need some clarity? If you've recently left a challenging relationship, I'm here for you and can be a guiding and healing hand. Relationships are an intricate dance, and we all have moments of imperfection; however, those missteps leave us feeling drained, hurt and afraid. You may feel like you're sacrificing your own needs in order to please your partner. You don’t want them to feel any discomfort even if it' costs of your own well-being. But, amidst all your selfless efforts, you don't feel loved in return. You hope that it will change, but it never does.
(614) 502-5543 View (614) 502-5543
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Guerline Seraphin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bradenton, FL 34208
I’m Guerline Seraphin-Ray, a PHD (c) Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Jupiter, FL. I support clients who experience distress as a result of relationship conflict, workplace stress, grief, or mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, LGBT issues, substance abuse, and more. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused counseling. I am a collaborative and goal-focused clinician who understands that you are the expert in your own life and I will work with you to tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
I’m Guerline Seraphin-Ray, a PHD (c) Licensed Mental Health Counselor located in Jupiter, FL. I support clients who experience distress as a result of relationship conflict, workplace stress, grief, or mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, OCD, LGBT issues, substance abuse, and more. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused counseling. I am a collaborative and goal-focused clinician who understands that you are the expert in your own life and I will work with you to tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
(786) 981-8579 View (786) 981-8579
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Tranquility Counseling Center
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bradenton, FL 34208  (Online Only)
Are you or a loved one grappling with the challenges of anxiety, life transitions, a sense of purpose, or self-confidence? If so, you've come to the right place. I am a compassionate and dedicated mental health therapist who specializes in guiding teens, college students, and adults through the intricate journey of self-discovery and healing. Whether you're a teenager navigating the complexities of adolescence, a college student adjusting to newfound independence, or an adult facing life-altering transitions, I am here to support and empower you.
Are you or a loved one grappling with the challenges of anxiety, life transitions, a sense of purpose, or self-confidence? If so, you've come to the right place. I am a compassionate and dedicated mental health therapist who specializes in guiding teens, college students, and adults through the intricate journey of self-discovery and healing. Whether you're a teenager navigating the complexities of adolescence, a college student adjusting to newfound independence, or an adult facing life-altering transitions, I am here to support and empower you.
(863) 265-1369 View (863) 265-1369
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Deborah Day Poor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bradenton, FL 34208
I have over 25 years of experience working with clients from all walks of life. I am the author of a continuing education course titled "The Couples No Fault Counseling Course: for couples who'd rather be happy than right" I especially enjoy working with couples and families, even ones that include teenagers! Check out my web site. I have 3 books and 2 continuing education courses for professionals.
I have over 25 years of experience working with clients from all walks of life. I am the author of a continuing education course titled "The Couples No Fault Counseling Course: for couples who'd rather be happy than right" I especially enjoy working with couples and families, even ones that include teenagers! Check out my web site. I have 3 books and 2 continuing education courses for professionals.
(941) 713-3145 View (941) 713-3145
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Samantha Strawser
Counselor, EdS, LMHC, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34208
Are you struggling with feelings of not being good enough? Have you experienced something traumatic, had harm done to you, or have painful memories that you can't stop thinking about? Or perhaps, you are finding you are having difficulties in your relationships. Whether it's insecurities that take over, depending on others for happiness, or simply wondering “who am I?" - you're not alone. Whether it's sleepless nights, relentless anxiety, and flashbacks that are overwhelming - there can be healing. Whether it's conflict with your family, poor communication with your friends, or feeling hurt by a partner - there is hope.
Are you struggling with feelings of not being good enough? Have you experienced something traumatic, had harm done to you, or have painful memories that you can't stop thinking about? Or perhaps, you are finding you are having difficulties in your relationships. Whether it's insecurities that take over, depending on others for happiness, or simply wondering “who am I?" - you're not alone. Whether it's sleepless nights, relentless anxiety, and flashbacks that are overwhelming - there can be healing. Whether it's conflict with your family, poor communication with your friends, or feeling hurt by a partner - there is hope.
(813) 212-7019 View (813) 212-7019
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Jennifer Morgan
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34208
Have you been feeling overwhelmed with life's struggles or failing relationships? Have you been struggling with anxiety, anger, depression, shame, or low self esteem? Or maybe you're beginning to feel hopeless when trying to reconnect with your partner on a meaningful level. My goal is to help you harness your inner resources to thrive and authentically enjoy life again. When working together we will create a collaborative journey providing you with a safe space to explore your struggles, heal past traumas, create lasting connections, and identify your personal strengths as well as develop new tools to achieve healing and growth.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed with life's struggles or failing relationships? Have you been struggling with anxiety, anger, depression, shame, or low self esteem? Or maybe you're beginning to feel hopeless when trying to reconnect with your partner on a meaningful level. My goal is to help you harness your inner resources to thrive and authentically enjoy life again. When working together we will create a collaborative journey providing you with a safe space to explore your struggles, heal past traumas, create lasting connections, and identify your personal strengths as well as develop new tools to achieve healing and growth.
(786) 751-5852 View (786) 751-5852
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Adam Horwitz
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bradenton, FL 34208
I am currently accepting new clients with a wide variety of goals and circumstances. I aim to create a partnership to help unlock your potential, overcome challenges, strive for success, and manage difficult situations/negative life experiences. Every individual is extremely valuable, unique, and deserving of the support necessary to have a good quality of life, peace, and satisfaction. Frequently the biggest obstacles lie within, and my goal is to enable you to free yourself from problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that you may strive for your ideal version of yourself.
I am currently accepting new clients with a wide variety of goals and circumstances. I aim to create a partnership to help unlock your potential, overcome challenges, strive for success, and manage difficult situations/negative life experiences. Every individual is extremely valuable, unique, and deserving of the support necessary to have a good quality of life, peace, and satisfaction. Frequently the biggest obstacles lie within, and my goal is to enable you to free yourself from problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that you may strive for your ideal version of yourself.
(813) 567-8211 View (813) 567-8211
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Jacqueline C. Ekstrom, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34208  (Online Only)
Welcome! My practice focuses on Women's Mental Wellness. Are you adjusting to a life transition such as graduation from college, motherhood, divorce, widowhood, an empty nest or caring for elderly parents? Are you experiencing a situation that's left you feeling a sense of loss, overwhelmed, anxious, or unfulfilled? If you've answered "yes", please know that you are not alone. There is help and there is hope. I believe you'll find my style to be supportive, non-judgmental and attuned to your own pace and needs. We will work together to help you navigate this difficult experience by employing the best approach for you.
Welcome! My practice focuses on Women's Mental Wellness. Are you adjusting to a life transition such as graduation from college, motherhood, divorce, widowhood, an empty nest or caring for elderly parents? Are you experiencing a situation that's left you feeling a sense of loss, overwhelmed, anxious, or unfulfilled? If you've answered "yes", please know that you are not alone. There is help and there is hope. I believe you'll find my style to be supportive, non-judgmental and attuned to your own pace and needs. We will work together to help you navigate this difficult experience by employing the best approach for you.
(941) 564-0735 View (941) 564-0735
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Audrey Oxenhorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34208
As a holistic practitioner, who is also a psychotherapist, artist, healer and grandmother, I offer children and their families practical life changing tools and knowledge to meet everyday challenges. Children and adolescents are living a completely different childhood than we did and it is helpful to get a skilled and intuitive perpsective about these shifts. Some of the tools that I offer include: Mindfulness for kids and adolescents, Tapping or Emotional Freedom Techniques, Creative Arts, Hypnotherapy and Personalized Meditations.
As a holistic practitioner, who is also a psychotherapist, artist, healer and grandmother, I offer children and their families practical life changing tools and knowledge to meet everyday challenges. Children and adolescents are living a completely different childhood than we did and it is helpful to get a skilled and intuitive perpsective about these shifts. Some of the tools that I offer include: Mindfulness for kids and adolescents, Tapping or Emotional Freedom Techniques, Creative Arts, Hypnotherapy and Personalized Meditations.
(941) 271-0240 View (941) 271-0240
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Cheryl Peppers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Bradenton, FL 34208
While our outer lives may seem well organized, our inner lives are often plagued with unexpressed conflict and confusion. Those who dare to cultivate self-awareness are often surprised by its healing effects - that the process itself unlocks energy and propels one forward. It is never too late. I look forward to witnessing your transformation and discovering how your unique set of issues and ways of working come to bear in the therapeutic alliance that will be uniquely ours.
While our outer lives may seem well organized, our inner lives are often plagued with unexpressed conflict and confusion. Those who dare to cultivate self-awareness are often surprised by its healing effects - that the process itself unlocks energy and propels one forward. It is never too late. I look forward to witnessing your transformation and discovering how your unique set of issues and ways of working come to bear in the therapeutic alliance that will be uniquely ours.
(941) 932-8691 View (941) 932-8691
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Creative Counseling Solutions of Sarasota, Inc.
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bradenton, FL 34208
Life is difficult, and sometimes despite our best efforts we still feel overwhelmed. The therapeutic process can be a catalyst for change and through this process, with compassion, understanding, non-judgment, and solution focus, I will meet you where you are and work with you to help you move toward freedom and a renewed sense of self.
Life is difficult, and sometimes despite our best efforts we still feel overwhelmed. The therapeutic process can be a catalyst for change and through this process, with compassion, understanding, non-judgment, and solution focus, I will meet you where you are and work with you to help you move toward freedom and a renewed sense of self.
(941) 877-5247 View (941) 877-5247
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Dr. Anne M. Jackson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34208  (Online Only)
NOW Servicing 40 STATES through psypact.org & ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP). We become paralyzed by the frightening pace of life when the daunting challenges presented to us on a daily basis become overwhelming. Seeking help & relief is the first step in guiding through dark and emotional times. The decision to enter into therapy is an investment in yourself & I understand was made with careful consideration. I am dedicated to the process & discovery of therapy by providing a comfortable & confidential space designed specifically to meet your unique circumstances & needs.
NOW Servicing 40 STATES through psypact.org & ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP). We become paralyzed by the frightening pace of life when the daunting challenges presented to us on a daily basis become overwhelming. Seeking help & relief is the first step in guiding through dark and emotional times. The decision to enter into therapy is an investment in yourself & I understand was made with careful consideration. I am dedicated to the process & discovery of therapy by providing a comfortable & confidential space designed specifically to meet your unique circumstances & needs.
(941) 845-6806 View (941) 845-6806
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Adriana C. Collins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34208  (Online Only)
Sometimes we realize how much of our life we spend tending to the needs of others and how little we attend to our own needs. You may have reached a point where you have little left to give and exhaustion, grief, anxiety, or depression have taken over. Maybe you even find yourself feeling detached from those closest to you. If you find yourself in this place, it's time for a change. We cannot give water from an empty well.
Sometimes we realize how much of our life we spend tending to the needs of others and how little we attend to our own needs. You may have reached a point where you have little left to give and exhaustion, grief, anxiety, or depression have taken over. Maybe you even find yourself feeling detached from those closest to you. If you find yourself in this place, it's time for a change. We cannot give water from an empty well.
(941) 702-2065 View (941) 702-2065
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Justin M. Lampert
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34208
I strive to build an authentic connection with my patients and do so by taking a "human-first" approach in my interactions. I am engaged and active in therapy, easily-accessible to answer questions and encourage communication outside of sessions via e-mail. My goal is to take the knowledge I have as a doctor and apply it in a meaningful and friendly manner; this is accomplished through a comprehensive care model, with ongoing research, communication, and individually-tailored interventions.
I strive to build an authentic connection with my patients and do so by taking a "human-first" approach in my interactions. I am engaged and active in therapy, easily-accessible to answer questions and encourage communication outside of sessions via e-mail. My goal is to take the knowledge I have as a doctor and apply it in a meaningful and friendly manner; this is accomplished through a comprehensive care model, with ongoing research, communication, and individually-tailored interventions.
(941) 263-2976 View (941) 263-2976

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 34208

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 34208 who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Aetna
94% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 34208 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 34208?

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.