Photo of Kerisha Tidwell, Pre-Licensed Professional in 37205, TN
Kerisha Tidwell
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
I bet you’re wondering what kind of therapist I am. Well, I am just like you, a regular person working to become the best version of myself every day. I provide a non-judgmental space for you to work through and understand your situation. I want to assist you on your journey and challenge you as I see the potential in all of my clients. I will advocate for you, encourage you, and be your safe space. I value individuality and embrace multiculturism, so come as your authentic self. Building a therapeutic relationship is my primary goal, and I strive to lead with empathy and understanding. I look forward to working with you.
I bet you’re wondering what kind of therapist I am. Well, I am just like you, a regular person working to become the best version of myself every day. I provide a non-judgmental space for you to work through and understand your situation. I want to assist you on your journey and challenge you as I see the potential in all of my clients. I will advocate for you, encourage you, and be your safe space. I value individuality and embrace multiculturism, so come as your authentic self. Building a therapeutic relationship is my primary goal, and I strive to lead with empathy and understanding. I look forward to working with you.
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Kate Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
Hi there. I’m Kate Martin, a licensed professional counselor, an artist, and a mom. In my more than fifteen years of experience in this field, I have been blown away by the beautiful variety of ways that human beings can heal. A vital part of my practice is seeing my clients as the infinitely complex and unique individuals that they are. My goal is to help you meet your true self, and to develop a deep sense of self-worth that will carry you through the rest of your life.
Hi there. I’m Kate Martin, a licensed professional counselor, an artist, and a mom. In my more than fifteen years of experience in this field, I have been blown away by the beautiful variety of ways that human beings can heal. A vital part of my practice is seeing my clients as the infinitely complex and unique individuals that they are. My goal is to help you meet your true self, and to develop a deep sense of self-worth that will carry you through the rest of your life.
(629) 284-2443 View (629) 284-2443
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Kelly Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
Choosing a therapist can be a difficult decision. I recognize that sharing your life story with someone you are just meeting can feel very uncomfortable. In our sessions, I will try to bring a sense of calm confidence between you and me based on trust. Trust that I use evidence-based practices… trust that I will work just as hard as you do each session… trust that I use affirmative practices… and trust that I am ready to listen.
Choosing a therapist can be a difficult decision. I recognize that sharing your life story with someone you are just meeting can feel very uncomfortable. In our sessions, I will try to bring a sense of calm confidence between you and me based on trust. Trust that I use evidence-based practices… trust that I will work just as hard as you do each session… trust that I use affirmative practices… and trust that I am ready to listen.
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Angelique Howington Works
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
Do you struggle with fear, anxiety, worry or depression? Do you avoid situations because of difficult emotions? Does your anxiety and avoidance interfere with your quality of life? Or do you feel everything in your life needs to be perfect? I am passionate about helping individuals learn to thrive again by using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure-Response Prevention Therapy (ERP). I use an integrative approach to create a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment in which individuals can explore and grow.
Do you struggle with fear, anxiety, worry or depression? Do you avoid situations because of difficult emotions? Does your anxiety and avoidance interfere with your quality of life? Or do you feel everything in your life needs to be perfect? I am passionate about helping individuals learn to thrive again by using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure-Response Prevention Therapy (ERP). I use an integrative approach to create a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment in which individuals can explore and grow.
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Photo of Courtney Pitzer, Pre-Licensed Professional in 37205, TN
Courtney Pitzer
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
Life is MESSY. It's serving chaos, stress, and curveballs left and right. And unfortunately… the messiness is probably more common than “everything going like it should.” Still, you don’t have to navigate the mess alone. If you feel lost, overwhelmed, or have no idea what to do next— let me be a partner on your path. We can work on cultivating and increasing your access to the strengths you already have inside, but may not always know how to tap into right now. I do this work because I feel passionate about supporting people as they navigate challenging life circumstances and create a life that is authentically meaningful.
Life is MESSY. It's serving chaos, stress, and curveballs left and right. And unfortunately… the messiness is probably more common than “everything going like it should.” Still, you don’t have to navigate the mess alone. If you feel lost, overwhelmed, or have no idea what to do next— let me be a partner on your path. We can work on cultivating and increasing your access to the strengths you already have inside, but may not always know how to tap into right now. I do this work because I feel passionate about supporting people as they navigate challenging life circumstances and create a life that is authentically meaningful.
(615) 551-1147 View (615) 551-1147
Photo of Santasha Wright-Comer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 37205, TN
Santasha Wright-Comer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
I'm passionate about empowering my clients to heal what's holding them back and step into the fullest expression of themselves. Whatever the internal or external challenge is that's getting in your way— I believe you have the power to change your future and your whole family tree by putting an end to intergenerational pain and destructive patterns. The process of personal growth (especially with support) can actually rewire your brain to shift more quickly from automatic negative thoughts to a mindset that’s more supportive of your wellbeing in every way— mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
I'm passionate about empowering my clients to heal what's holding them back and step into the fullest expression of themselves. Whatever the internal or external challenge is that's getting in your way— I believe you have the power to change your future and your whole family tree by putting an end to intergenerational pain and destructive patterns. The process of personal growth (especially with support) can actually rewire your brain to shift more quickly from automatic negative thoughts to a mindset that’s more supportive of your wellbeing in every way— mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
(615) 247-6659 View (615) 247-6659
Photo of David Hofstetter, Licensed Professional Counselor in 37205, TN
David Hofstetter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LADAC, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
Success is defined in a number of different ways and is different to every person. However, it does not always translate to the happiness, mental wellness, or contentment that we may expect it to provide. In order to explore our own life satisfaction, we have to identify what brings that joy / fulfillment / purpose and what is standing in the way of these experiences / feelings, that may seem inaccessible for various reasons or in a certain stage of life. I like to say, "we don't know what we don't know," and gaining personal insight takes both time and intentionality. Once gained, this insight can be truly life-changing.
Success is defined in a number of different ways and is different to every person. However, it does not always translate to the happiness, mental wellness, or contentment that we may expect it to provide. In order to explore our own life satisfaction, we have to identify what brings that joy / fulfillment / purpose and what is standing in the way of these experiences / feelings, that may seem inaccessible for various reasons or in a certain stage of life. I like to say, "we don't know what we don't know," and gaining personal insight takes both time and intentionality. Once gained, this insight can be truly life-changing.
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Ted Allen Rice
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, MHSP, CEAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
During your initial sessions, you can expect me to take the time to get to know you and provide feedback that you can apply in everyday living. We will examine thoughts, feelings, and reactions that arise in therapy, in order to work directly in the present moment. Whether you are looking for extra support, or you want to change directions in your life, I look forward to working with you.
During your initial sessions, you can expect me to take the time to get to know you and provide feedback that you can apply in everyday living. We will examine thoughts, feelings, and reactions that arise in therapy, in order to work directly in the present moment. Whether you are looking for extra support, or you want to change directions in your life, I look forward to working with you.
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Photo of Christina Brian, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 37205, TN
Christina Brian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
As your therapist, I will provide a tender and nurturing environment to process persistent worry, depression and general life stress. Fear, anxiety and depression can disrupt the quality of your daily life and seeking professional guidance and support can allow you to move through these stressors and develop both effective coping skills and healthy emotional habits. Life stress doesn't have to be debilitating and long term change is absolutely achievable. I work with individuals, children and families.
As your therapist, I will provide a tender and nurturing environment to process persistent worry, depression and general life stress. Fear, anxiety and depression can disrupt the quality of your daily life and seeking professional guidance and support can allow you to move through these stressors and develop both effective coping skills and healthy emotional habits. Life stress doesn't have to be debilitating and long term change is absolutely achievable. I work with individuals, children and families.
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Photo of Jan Clifton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 37205, TN
Jan Clifton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
You have managed or contained life's challenges until it doesn't work anymore. The experiences of the past do not have to interfere with your joy in the present or future. My goal is to create a safe place for you to explore, learn, and create a new way of being in relationships and the world. I specialize in working with individuals and families that have been impacted by traumatic experiences, complex grief, attachment and relationship ruptures. Loss often involves trauma and trauma always involves grief. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
You have managed or contained life's challenges until it doesn't work anymore. The experiences of the past do not have to interfere with your joy in the present or future. My goal is to create a safe place for you to explore, learn, and create a new way of being in relationships and the world. I specialize in working with individuals and families that have been impacted by traumatic experiences, complex grief, attachment and relationship ruptures. Loss often involves trauma and trauma always involves grief. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.
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Photo of Bonnie Dodge, LPC Intern in 37205, TN
Bonnie Dodge
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
Hi! You're right—life doesn't have to be like this, and I am here to give you the tools to build long-term change. Together, we will tackle the messy stuff with humor, tears, and a curious mind through evidence-based practices that promote healing and growth. I see & affirm your religious trauma, disordered eating, anxiety, and LGBTQ+ identity work.
Hi! You're right—life doesn't have to be like this, and I am here to give you the tools to build long-term change. Together, we will tackle the messy stuff with humor, tears, and a curious mind through evidence-based practices that promote healing and growth. I see & affirm your religious trauma, disordered eating, anxiety, and LGBTQ+ identity work.
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Sam DiMartino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
I am delighted to give folks the opportunity to meet their most confident, competent selves and to find joy in the journey of doing so. Whether that means healing from trauma, navigating systemic challenges, or learning how to get out of your own way— I believe you deserve to live authentically, richly, and joyfully. I also acknowledge that each of us exists within larger systems (some of which may be inherently unjust or broken) and that building such a life often requires you to find belongingness and support both from within and from without.
I am delighted to give folks the opportunity to meet their most confident, competent selves and to find joy in the journey of doing so. Whether that means healing from trauma, navigating systemic challenges, or learning how to get out of your own way— I believe you deserve to live authentically, richly, and joyfully. I also acknowledge that each of us exists within larger systems (some of which may be inherently unjust or broken) and that building such a life often requires you to find belongingness and support both from within and from without.
(629) 258-9182 View (629) 258-9182
Photo of Kalaway Voss, Pre-Licensed Professional in 37205, TN
Kalaway Voss
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
You are a multifaceted, rare, precious gem of a human, and I want to support you in shedding the conditioning that prevents you from sharing your magic with the world. The cards we are dealt are often unfair/unequal. We did not choose the bodies we were born into, the parents or caretakers we were given, the environments we grew up in, our pain or trauma, or the injustices woven into the systems we inherited. We are not responsible for what is inflicted upon us, but we are responsible for our healing. And like the water carves through rock, you too can start upon the path and life you desire.
You are a multifaceted, rare, precious gem of a human, and I want to support you in shedding the conditioning that prevents you from sharing your magic with the world. The cards we are dealt are often unfair/unequal. We did not choose the bodies we were born into, the parents or caretakers we were given, the environments we grew up in, our pain or trauma, or the injustices woven into the systems we inherited. We are not responsible for what is inflicted upon us, but we are responsible for our healing. And like the water carves through rock, you too can start upon the path and life you desire.
(629) 276-3184 View (629) 276-3184
Photo of Tanysha Truax, Licensed Professional Counselor in 37205, TN
Tanysha Truax
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
Waitlist for new clients
Just like a fire, sometimes we find ourselves roaring full of life. Other times, we find ourselves burnt out and cold. But like a fire, we have embers within us that continue to glow and allow us to endure prolonged periods of difficulty. Whatever that difficulty may be- depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-doubt, trauma- therapy is here to help you stoke your ember back to a fiery flame. With compassion, authenticity, trust, and vulnerability, I hope to help you on that healing journey.
Just like a fire, sometimes we find ourselves roaring full of life. Other times, we find ourselves burnt out and cold. But like a fire, we have embers within us that continue to glow and allow us to endure prolonged periods of difficulty. Whatever that difficulty may be- depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-doubt, trauma- therapy is here to help you stoke your ember back to a fiery flame. With compassion, authenticity, trust, and vulnerability, I hope to help you on that healing journey.
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Photo of Kaitlyn King, Marriage & Family Therapist in 37205, TN
Kaitlyn King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
We all experience some combination of painful experiences and traumas just by making our way through life, and these experiences can lead you to construct a story of yourself that is anything but empowering. My goal is to mirror your strengths and your worth back to you— to remind you of the truth, despite what your parents, partners, friends, church, and society have told you. Through a creative, holistic blend of art and talk therapy, I support my clients (individuals, families and couples) to integrate mind, body and spirit in service of deeper healing, connection, and personal + collective growth.
We all experience some combination of painful experiences and traumas just by making our way through life, and these experiences can lead you to construct a story of yourself that is anything but empowering. My goal is to mirror your strengths and your worth back to you— to remind you of the truth, despite what your parents, partners, friends, church, and society have told you. Through a creative, holistic blend of art and talk therapy, I support my clients (individuals, families and couples) to integrate mind, body and spirit in service of deeper healing, connection, and personal + collective growth.
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Photo of Rachel Fleischer, Licensed Professional Counselor in 37205, TN
Rachel Fleischer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
I specialize in working with adults and couples. Using a nonjudgemental, affirming, and open approach, my aim is to provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere. I strive to help my clients feel empowered to make positive changes, and create a meaningful life. I believe the therapeutic relationship should be supportive, honest, and collaborative. I obtained my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and my Bachelor’s degree at Indiana University. I am dual licensed in TN and FL.
I specialize in working with adults and couples. Using a nonjudgemental, affirming, and open approach, my aim is to provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere. I strive to help my clients feel empowered to make positive changes, and create a meaningful life. I believe the therapeutic relationship should be supportive, honest, and collaborative. I obtained my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and my Bachelor’s degree at Indiana University. I am dual licensed in TN and FL.
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Photo of Tiffany Chitpanya, Pre-Licensed Professional in 37205, TN
Tiffany Chitpanya
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
Living with a mental health challenge like anxiety, depression, OCD, or an eating disorder can feel like carrying a boulder on your back 24/7. Of course, none of us would choose that— so it can be strange to think that it’s possible to choose something different through engaging in therapy. But the magic of neuroplasticity and therapeutic change can absolutely support you in finally setting that boulder down (or… maybe we can smash it into a million pieces together. )
Living with a mental health challenge like anxiety, depression, OCD, or an eating disorder can feel like carrying a boulder on your back 24/7. Of course, none of us would choose that— so it can be strange to think that it’s possible to choose something different through engaging in therapy. But the magic of neuroplasticity and therapeutic change can absolutely support you in finally setting that boulder down (or… maybe we can smash it into a million pieces together. )
(629) 300-5379 View (629) 300-5379
Photo of Michele A Daniel, Licensed Professional Counselor in 37205, TN
Michele A Daniel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
Child and adolescent therapy specialist who offers many years of experience working with youth and their families. I am able to help children, teens, young adults, and families by providing empathetic support and instilling a new life perspective which focuses on the positive and increases hope. My clients become future-focused while also building confidence and resilience. I approach counseling from a strengths-based approach which is supported by research in positive psychology. To learn more about my background and experience, please click my website link on the left.
Child and adolescent therapy specialist who offers many years of experience working with youth and their families. I am able to help children, teens, young adults, and families by providing empathetic support and instilling a new life perspective which focuses on the positive and increases hope. My clients become future-focused while also building confidence and resilience. I approach counseling from a strengths-based approach which is supported by research in positive psychology. To learn more about my background and experience, please click my website link on the left.
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Photo of Molly Legarrea, LPC Intern in 37205, TN
Molly Legarrea
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
Feeling that you have lost your identity, that life's challenges are too much, or that you have no safe space to vent can be extremely daunting & draining. Life's challenges can be unpredictable & feel never-ending. You don't have to face those struggles alone. I am passionate about working with those in adolescence & young adulthood who need a safe space to talk, be heard, & feel welcomed. I hope to walk with you on your journey of self-discovery by exploring the feelings & thoughts that are causing you to feel stuck, on the wrong track, or lost in deciding what is next. My goal is to provide a safe environment for you to grow.
Feeling that you have lost your identity, that life's challenges are too much, or that you have no safe space to vent can be extremely daunting & draining. Life's challenges can be unpredictable & feel never-ending. You don't have to face those struggles alone. I am passionate about working with those in adolescence & young adulthood who need a safe space to talk, be heard, & feel welcomed. I hope to walk with you on your journey of self-discovery by exploring the feelings & thoughts that are causing you to feel stuck, on the wrong track, or lost in deciding what is next. My goal is to provide a safe environment for you to grow.
(615) 551-7262 View (615) 551-7262
Photo of Kelsie Patton, Licensed Social Worker in 37205, TN
Kelsie Patton
Licensed Social Worker, LCSW , 200RYT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205  (Online Only)
I have experience working alongside clients with complex trauma, navigating grief, codependency patterns, addictions and relational trauma. I have worked with families, children, teens and adults with varieties of mental health conditions, challenging behaviors and histories of trauma. I cultivate a practice that emphasizes the importance of a body-mind connection through Brainspotting, IFS parts work, somatic embodiment, breath-work, decolonized and anti-racist framework that encourages stored bodily trauma to process and release. I have expertise in trauma-informed alignment based yoga practice.
I have experience working alongside clients with complex trauma, navigating grief, codependency patterns, addictions and relational trauma. I have worked with families, children, teens and adults with varieties of mental health conditions, challenging behaviors and histories of trauma. I cultivate a practice that emphasizes the importance of a body-mind connection through Brainspotting, IFS parts work, somatic embodiment, breath-work, decolonized and anti-racist framework that encourages stored bodily trauma to process and release. I have expertise in trauma-informed alignment based yoga practice.
(267) 627-6334 View (267) 627-6334

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 37205

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 37205 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
83% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills
62% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Cigna and Evernorth
61% Optum
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 37205 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 37205?

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.