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Photo of Noelle C. DeLaCruz in 34209, FL
Noelle C. DeLaCruz
PsyD, MA, NCSP
Verified
Bradenton, FL 34209
Receiving a Master's in 2007 and Doctorate in 2016, my studies have inspired my career. Working for over a decade as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and also being a Florida Licensed School Psychologist, I am experienced in conducting psycho-educational evaluations, providing individual/group counseling, and collaborating with educators and families. In New York State, I worked as a School Psychologist in private/public schools for 8 years and as an Associate Trainer with Crisis Prevention Institute for 3 years. Since 2015, I currently work in a Florida public school district and also lead a Crisis Stabilization Team.
Receiving a Master's in 2007 and Doctorate in 2016, my studies have inspired my career. Working for over a decade as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and also being a Florida Licensed School Psychologist, I am experienced in conducting psycho-educational evaluations, providing individual/group counseling, and collaborating with educators and families. In New York State, I worked as a School Psychologist in private/public schools for 8 years and as an Associate Trainer with Crisis Prevention Institute for 3 years. Since 2015, I currently work in a Florida public school district and also lead a Crisis Stabilization Team.
(941) 236-5659 View (941) 236-5659
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Podium Mindset
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CWP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34209  (Online Only)
Would you like to: • feel happier • manage expectations and pressure more effectively • learn mental performance strategies • be less anxious • be more energetic and hopeful • improve your confidence • make changes and implement accountability methods • feel more connected in relationships • implement positive coping skills • feel comfortable communicating in stressful situations
Would you like to: • feel happier • manage expectations and pressure more effectively • learn mental performance strategies • be less anxious • be more energetic and hopeful • improve your confidence • make changes and implement accountability methods • feel more connected in relationships • implement positive coping skills • feel comfortable communicating in stressful situations
(262) 214-5785 View (262) 214-5785
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Begin Healing Within, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Bradenton, FL 34209  (Online Only)
Are you an individual who feels stuck, overwhelmed, or uncertain about your path in life? Perhaps you are struggling within your relationships, or the aftermath of a traumatic event. My ideal client is someone who is ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing. They are ready to do the work necessary to unlock their full potential and overcome the barriers to create a fulfilling life. My goal is to provide a safe and compassionate space where we can explore the roots of their issues and empower them with insight to truly understand themselves and the people they interact with on a more conscious level.
Are you an individual who feels stuck, overwhelmed, or uncertain about your path in life? Perhaps you are struggling within your relationships, or the aftermath of a traumatic event. My ideal client is someone who is ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing. They are ready to do the work necessary to unlock their full potential and overcome the barriers to create a fulfilling life. My goal is to provide a safe and compassionate space where we can explore the roots of their issues and empower them with insight to truly understand themselves and the people they interact with on a more conscious level.
(941) 214-2832 View (941) 214-2832
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Harry Leon Morgan
Counselor, MA, MDiv, ThM, PhD, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34209
I prefer clients who are desirous of improving their lives and are seeking professional assistance in making needed changes in their self-sabotaging beliefs, faulty thinking, destructive behaviors and/or enabling or abusive associations. 29 years as an Army chaplain qualifies me to treat military personnel and their families. I have extensive training and experience in treatment for those who have been sexually abused and who are registered sex offenders.
I prefer clients who are desirous of improving their lives and are seeking professional assistance in making needed changes in their self-sabotaging beliefs, faulty thinking, destructive behaviors and/or enabling or abusive associations. 29 years as an Army chaplain qualifies me to treat military personnel and their families. I have extensive training and experience in treatment for those who have been sexually abused and who are registered sex offenders.
(941) 548-1814 View (941) 548-1814
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Ellie Mental Health of Bradenton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bradenton, FL 34209
As the clinic director at Ellie Mental Health I am committed to the mission of making mental health services accessible to everyone and ending the stigma around mental health. Clients who come to Ellie will feel comfortable and supported in their journey of healing and reaching their personal goals.
As the clinic director at Ellie Mental Health I am committed to the mission of making mental health services accessible to everyone and ending the stigma around mental health. Clients who come to Ellie will feel comfortable and supported in their journey of healing and reaching their personal goals.
(941) 909-2716 View (941) 909-2716
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Cassie L. D'Addeo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Bradenton, FL 34209
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my professional interests and clinical experience focus on relationship issues, family and parenting challenges, work-life balance; stress, anxiety and mood management; self-esteem, and grief counseling. I always strive to create a warm, non-judgmental environment in which clients feel understood and comfortable exploring issues, while cultivating self-awareness and coping skills as they embark upon the journey to create positive change.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my professional interests and clinical experience focus on relationship issues, family and parenting challenges, work-life balance; stress, anxiety and mood management; self-esteem, and grief counseling. I always strive to create a warm, non-judgmental environment in which clients feel understood and comfortable exploring issues, while cultivating self-awareness and coping skills as they embark upon the journey to create positive change.
(941) 236-5798 View (941) 236-5798
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Humans Helping Humans Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ASDCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34209  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a non-judgemental and inclusive space to heal, grow, and work on yourself? If so, then keep reading! Hi there, I'm Erin (she/they) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) who specializes in working with the LGBTQIA+ and the neurodivergent communities (Autism, ADHD, and more). Those who have experienced trauma in their personal life and/or on a societal level and may find it difficult to be their full, genuine, authentic self. I want to help you achieve a life of self-compassion, understanding, and acceptance!
Are you looking for a non-judgemental and inclusive space to heal, grow, and work on yourself? If so, then keep reading! Hi there, I'm Erin (she/they) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS) who specializes in working with the LGBTQIA+ and the neurodivergent communities (Autism, ADHD, and more). Those who have experienced trauma in their personal life and/or on a societal level and may find it difficult to be their full, genuine, authentic self. I want to help you achieve a life of self-compassion, understanding, and acceptance!
(941) 841-0112 View (941) 841-0112
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Natasha Schmitt-Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34209  (Online Only)
I believe that each and every one of us faces our own unique challenges and transitions throughout our lifetime. Sometimes these changes may become too much and it interferes with our daily lives and how we function and/or interact in our relationships. I specialize working with adults who are going through change in their life which may include loss or bereavement, loss of relationship or divorce, change in role (i.e., parenthood, retirement, caregiving, etc), significant change in health, career change, relocation, etc. I also support individuals that may experience depression, anxiety and trauma/PTSD.
I believe that each and every one of us faces our own unique challenges and transitions throughout our lifetime. Sometimes these changes may become too much and it interferes with our daily lives and how we function and/or interact in our relationships. I specialize working with adults who are going through change in their life which may include loss or bereavement, loss of relationship or divorce, change in role (i.e., parenthood, retirement, caregiving, etc), significant change in health, career change, relocation, etc. I also support individuals that may experience depression, anxiety and trauma/PTSD.
(941) 329-6417 View (941) 329-6417
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Dave Stacho
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34209
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 23 years, with a specialty in counseling couples with relationship difficulties, individuals with mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, and those in need of life coaching strategies. I also provide anger and stress management programs. In addition, I offer sport counseling, exercise, and weight control sessions. My role is to help you formulate and achieve your goals.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 23 years, with a specialty in counseling couples with relationship difficulties, individuals with mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, and those in need of life coaching strategies. I also provide anger and stress management programs. In addition, I offer sport counseling, exercise, and weight control sessions. My role is to help you formulate and achieve your goals.
(941) 348-2819 View (941) 348-2819
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Lisa Grossman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DOM, AP, LCSW
Verified
Bradenton, FL 34209
I offer over 28 years of clinical experience to address your emotional & physical issues with counseling and evidence based natural medicine. We have all experienced emotions that manifest in our bodies as pain. You may experience stomach pain after an argument or headache at work. You may notice you get anxiety that feels like low blood sugar signals. Emotions manifest in our bodies and our body gives us signals. I help guide people into understanding how to listen to their body while including Cognitive Behavioral therapy for attaining a stronger sense of self. Mindfulness starts when we reside in our bodies; empowerment follows!
I offer over 28 years of clinical experience to address your emotional & physical issues with counseling and evidence based natural medicine. We have all experienced emotions that manifest in our bodies as pain. You may experience stomach pain after an argument or headache at work. You may notice you get anxiety that feels like low blood sugar signals. Emotions manifest in our bodies and our body gives us signals. I help guide people into understanding how to listen to their body while including Cognitive Behavioral therapy for attaining a stronger sense of self. Mindfulness starts when we reside in our bodies; empowerment follows!
(941) 479-2924 View (941) 479-2924
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Ellie Mental Health Bradenton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bradenton, FL 34209
I work with individuals of all ages who are struggling to cope with life's challenges. I have a special interest in Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, and working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
I work with individuals of all ages who are struggling to cope with life's challenges. I have a special interest in Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, and working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
(941) 265-2728 View (941) 265-2728
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Linda Martin
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34209  (Online Only)
Life isn't always easy or fair. If your life has gotten off track, you can get it back on track; if you don't like the way you are, remake yourself. If you've ever thought, "I don't matter" or "I'm not good enough" banish those negative thoughts that bring you down or goose up your anxiety. While we may briefly examine the past, our focus will be on how you can make your life better right now, where you are and with the resources at hand. Your life can be better and that change can begin today.
Life isn't always easy or fair. If your life has gotten off track, you can get it back on track; if you don't like the way you are, remake yourself. If you've ever thought, "I don't matter" or "I'm not good enough" banish those negative thoughts that bring you down or goose up your anxiety. While we may briefly examine the past, our focus will be on how you can make your life better right now, where you are and with the resources at hand. Your life can be better and that change can begin today.
(941) 241-2274 View (941) 241-2274
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Dr. Mariana Cordova
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
9 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34209  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Navigating the transitions of adolescence and young adulthood can be one of the most stressful things we do in our lifetime. From physical changes, emotional ups and downs, to big life decisions, this period of time is pivotal and can be confusing to figure out alone. Without the right support, we can feel lost, stuck, hopeless, & disconnected from ourselves and what we love. If this sounds familiar to you, I'm here to help. I'm a licensed psychologist with years of experience helping young people navigate complex problems & emotions. I enjoy helping others figure out who they are, what they want, and how to live their best lives.
Navigating the transitions of adolescence and young adulthood can be one of the most stressful things we do in our lifetime. From physical changes, emotional ups and downs, to big life decisions, this period of time is pivotal and can be confusing to figure out alone. Without the right support, we can feel lost, stuck, hopeless, & disconnected from ourselves and what we love. If this sounds familiar to you, I'm here to help. I'm a licensed psychologist with years of experience helping young people navigate complex problems & emotions. I enjoy helping others figure out who they are, what they want, and how to live their best lives.
(754) 253-2942 View (754) 253-2942
Photo of Bradenton Counseling Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 34209, FL
Bradenton Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Bradenton, FL 34209
Do you have a knot in your stomach from anxiety or struggle to live with depression? Is your marriage filled with arguing or experiencing infidelity? Have the demands of caregiving become overwhelming? Is your teenager dealing with anxiety, depression or stress about friends or school? Counseling can provide encouragement and direction to successfully help in all of these areas. Beginning therapy may be easier than you think. Information on our web site www.bradentoncounseling.com will show you how to get started quickly on relieving the tension in your life and bringing back the contentment and joy.
Do you have a knot in your stomach from anxiety or struggle to live with depression? Is your marriage filled with arguing or experiencing infidelity? Have the demands of caregiving become overwhelming? Is your teenager dealing with anxiety, depression or stress about friends or school? Counseling can provide encouragement and direction to successfully help in all of these areas. Beginning therapy may be easier than you think. Information on our web site www.bradentoncounseling.com will show you how to get started quickly on relieving the tension in your life and bringing back the contentment and joy.
(941) 214-4862 View (941) 214-4862
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Marina Nesterenko
MD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34209
I accept insurances from NY, NJ, VA, and FL. I am Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist ​ Dr. Marina Nesterenko finished Medical school in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1997 and worked as a child psychiatrist in Ukraine. After relocation to USA, she completed a Psychiatry Residency program in SUNY Upstate, followed by Child Fellowship in Syracuse, NY. I see clients of all ages from 5 years old to 95 years old in person and by tele. I specialized in ADHD, autism, anger management, mood swings, mood disorder and all type of anxiety.
I accept insurances from NY, NJ, VA, and FL. I am Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist ​ Dr. Marina Nesterenko finished Medical school in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1997 and worked as a child psychiatrist in Ukraine. After relocation to USA, she completed a Psychiatry Residency program in SUNY Upstate, followed by Child Fellowship in Syracuse, NY. I see clients of all ages from 5 years old to 95 years old in person and by tele. I specialized in ADHD, autism, anger management, mood swings, mood disorder and all type of anxiety.
(571) 378-5124 View (571) 378-5124
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Emily Abeledo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bradenton, FL 34209
I ONLY take SELF-PAY clients; No Insurance. I work with people in transition: change of career, moves, divorce, new parents, marriage, bereavement, entrepreneurs. I want to help you change your life in the direction of your dreams. I will offer you gentle redirection and will be a coach, by your side, giving you encouragement and techniques to increase your arsenal for life and relationships. I will help you see the connection between your thoughts, emotions and behaviors to catapult you to a transformed and improved life. If you are ready to make changes in your life...call me or text me!
I ONLY take SELF-PAY clients; No Insurance. I work with people in transition: change of career, moves, divorce, new parents, marriage, bereavement, entrepreneurs. I want to help you change your life in the direction of your dreams. I will offer you gentle redirection and will be a coach, by your side, giving you encouragement and techniques to increase your arsenal for life and relationships. I will help you see the connection between your thoughts, emotions and behaviors to catapult you to a transformed and improved life. If you are ready to make changes in your life...call me or text me!
(941) 336-5667 View (941) 336-5667
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Michael W. Hamilton
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC, CCDVC
Verified
Bradenton, FL 34209
If your serious about making healthy changes in your life and if what you have been doing is not working, try something new. I am passionate about opening your mind to a healthier view by instructing you on how to rid yourself of stubborn thinking. Awaken your mind and transform your uncertainty into clear and meaningful direction. Most clients will immediately recognize a change in their thinking and find emotional relief after their first visit. Allow me to lead you to the healthy change you desire.
If your serious about making healthy changes in your life and if what you have been doing is not working, try something new. I am passionate about opening your mind to a healthier view by instructing you on how to rid yourself of stubborn thinking. Awaken your mind and transform your uncertainty into clear and meaningful direction. Most clients will immediately recognize a change in their thinking and find emotional relief after their first visit. Allow me to lead you to the healthy change you desire.
(941) 909-3412 View (941) 909-3412
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Patricia A Peck
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CT
Verified
Bradenton, FL 34209
Do you want to enhance your lifestyle in a lasting, holistic & meaningful way? If you would like to feel empowered, improving your physical, social & emotional health, let me show you how. I have over 35 yrs of clinical experience helping people solve problems associated with substance use/addictions, relationship conflicts & lingering emotional distress from Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, overwhelming stress, grief or other emotional discomfort. The gift I give my clients is to invite them to lean on my strength & wisdom while they're in the process of discovering their own.
Do you want to enhance your lifestyle in a lasting, holistic & meaningful way? If you would like to feel empowered, improving your physical, social & emotional health, let me show you how. I have over 35 yrs of clinical experience helping people solve problems associated with substance use/addictions, relationship conflicts & lingering emotional distress from Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, overwhelming stress, grief or other emotional discomfort. The gift I give my clients is to invite them to lean on my strength & wisdom while they're in the process of discovering their own.
(941) 417-4083 View (941) 417-4083
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Bradenton Ellie Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bradenton, FL 34209
I offer a supportive and confidential space to collaboratively explore thoughts and emotions employing an empathetic approach.
I offer a supportive and confidential space to collaboratively explore thoughts and emotions employing an empathetic approach.
(941) 222-1892 View (941) 222-1892
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Mary Moonen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP
Verified
Bradenton, FL 34209  (Online Only)
Many times when people call, they have concerns including: Mental Health issues, Addiction, Family, Couples,Relationships,Problems, Work Stress, Medical Conditions, Trauma, Loss, Grief, or everyday stressors. I will treat you with utmost dignity, and respect, honoring your cultural/ religious values. My creative approaches are what my clients like the best. I have used music, appropriate use of humor, and other artisitc ways to help people express themselves. As a TEAM, we will work TOGETHER to identify, set and achieve your goals, and I give you tangible strategies to reach them.
Many times when people call, they have concerns including: Mental Health issues, Addiction, Family, Couples,Relationships,Problems, Work Stress, Medical Conditions, Trauma, Loss, Grief, or everyday stressors. I will treat you with utmost dignity, and respect, honoring your cultural/ religious values. My creative approaches are what my clients like the best. I have used music, appropriate use of humor, and other artisitc ways to help people express themselves. As a TEAM, we will work TOGETHER to identify, set and achieve your goals, and I give you tangible strategies to reach them.
(941) 962-6784 View (941) 962-6784

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Number of Therapists in 34209

30+

Average cost per session

$147

Therapists in 34209 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Coping Skills
76% Stress
70% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Aetna
67% Optum

How Therapists in 34209 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
15% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 34209?

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.