Therapists in 39531

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Christopher Ras
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, BC-TMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531
My goal is to assist clients who are experiencing life changes, whether these are personal, family or employment, or even health related. I have been helping individuals, families, and groups for the last 18 years in a variety of settings. Life can become extremely complicated and at times, it may be necessary to reach out for help and guidance. All of us deserve a rewarding, productive, and positive life but at times struggle to reach this objective. My aim is to help my clients rediscover the power and self confidence that they have within them and enjoy their life to the fullest again.
My goal is to assist clients who are experiencing life changes, whether these are personal, family or employment, or even health related. I have been helping individuals, families, and groups for the last 18 years in a variety of settings. Life can become extremely complicated and at times, it may be necessary to reach out for help and guidance. All of us deserve a rewarding, productive, and positive life but at times struggle to reach this objective. My aim is to help my clients rediscover the power and self confidence that they have within them and enjoy their life to the fullest again.
(228) 222-2995 View (228) 222-2995
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Shalon Bradley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified
4 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531
We all deal with the uncertainties in life. I work with children/adolescents, families, and adults that are dealing with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, anger, school, and family conflict. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified-Telemental Health provider with 10+ years of clinical experience that can help you reach your individual goals. Let me help you begin your journey to healing. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma focused therapy to help clients improve their mood and achieve their goals.
We all deal with the uncertainties in life. I work with children/adolescents, families, and adults that are dealing with a wide range of issues including, but not limited to, anger, school, and family conflict. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified-Telemental Health provider with 10+ years of clinical experience that can help you reach your individual goals. Let me help you begin your journey to healing. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma focused therapy to help clients improve their mood and achieve their goals.
(228) 335-8283 View (228) 335-8283
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Soul Balance Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531  (Online Only)
Weekend Availability! We can not plan for everything that happens to us. However, we can choose how we are going to respond. Sometimes, life throws you a curve ball that you didn’t see coming and it has left you feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you have been in survival mode and have just been putting one foot in front of the other just to make it through the day and you lift your head one day to realize you don’t know where you are or which way to go. Maybe life seems like it has become a never-ending cycle of anxiety and depression. Or, do you just feel like you need some extra support to get you to where you want to be? I can help.
Weekend Availability! We can not plan for everything that happens to us. However, we can choose how we are going to respond. Sometimes, life throws you a curve ball that you didn’t see coming and it has left you feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you have been in survival mode and have just been putting one foot in front of the other just to make it through the day and you lift your head one day to realize you don’t know where you are or which way to go. Maybe life seems like it has become a never-ending cycle of anxiety and depression. Or, do you just feel like you need some extra support to get you to where you want to be? I can help.
(228) 231-9395 View (228) 231-9395
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A Timely Word, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
3 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531
Not accepting new clients
Hi there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 19 years of experience in mental health. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults. Allow me to help you and/or your child overcome life's obstacles. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to working with you!
Hi there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 19 years of experience in mental health. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults. Allow me to help you and/or your child overcome life's obstacles. Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to working with you!
(228) 400-0817 View (228) 400-0817
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Tushonda F Boyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531
Are you having trouble with controlling your anger? What about family conflict, grief and loss, or even anxiety and/or depression? Does your child have difficulty concentrating, putting their thoughts in order, or behavioral issues? Does your child need someone to talk to about future plans and goals? Do you need parenting classes?
Are you having trouble with controlling your anger? What about family conflict, grief and loss, or even anxiety and/or depression? Does your child have difficulty concentrating, putting their thoughts in order, or behavioral issues? Does your child need someone to talk to about future plans and goals? Do you need parenting classes?
(769) 206-8839 View (769) 206-8839
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LaToya Favre
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531  (Online Only)
Accepting clients located in Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Minnesota. I feel honored to work with clients and to hear the experiences that bring them into therapy. Those with whom I work will most often hear me say “You are the expert of you;” I say this out of my aim to work collaboratively and to help them remain empowered during their journey to healing. I love aiding clients in healing past relationships and traumas, owning their identities, and feeling empowered to live in a place of power, connection, and authenticity.
Accepting clients located in Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Minnesota. I feel honored to work with clients and to hear the experiences that bring them into therapy. Those with whom I work will most often hear me say “You are the expert of you;” I say this out of my aim to work collaboratively and to help them remain empowered during their journey to healing. I love aiding clients in healing past relationships and traumas, owning their identities, and feeling empowered to live in a place of power, connection, and authenticity.
(228) 809-8366 View (228) 809-8366
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Ray of Light Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531
Ray of Light Counseling Services, LLC offers in person and tele-behavioral health services specializing in treating adults and adolescents age 12 +. We focus on the clients strengths and encourage them to develop and attain goals to achieve what they feel are the most important to cultivate the best coping strategies for themselves on the road to mental and emotional wellness.
Ray of Light Counseling Services, LLC offers in person and tele-behavioral health services specializing in treating adults and adolescents age 12 +. We focus on the clients strengths and encourage them to develop and attain goals to achieve what they feel are the most important to cultivate the best coping strategies for themselves on the road to mental and emotional wellness.
(228) 300-7254 View (228) 300-7254
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Jessica Oyemade
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531  (Online Only)
My work lies in helping those whose relationships and overall life connections are being negatively impacted by symptoms of depression, anxiety, or trauma. Each has its own way of showing up uninvited. Lack of confidence and or clarity tends to blur one's path in moving forward and making decisions. Whether it's a life transition in loss, relationships, feeling stuck, or that "I just don't know", my goal is to help you create a personalized space for growth, discovery, and healing that you will carry with confidence into your life journey.
My work lies in helping those whose relationships and overall life connections are being negatively impacted by symptoms of depression, anxiety, or trauma. Each has its own way of showing up uninvited. Lack of confidence and or clarity tends to blur one's path in moving forward and making decisions. Whether it's a life transition in loss, relationships, feeling stuck, or that "I just don't know", my goal is to help you create a personalized space for growth, discovery, and healing that you will carry with confidence into your life journey.
(228) 338-6787 View (228) 338-6787
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Kayley Sanger
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, LCP
Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531
Meet Dr. Kay, a distinguished Behavior Analyst, School Psychologist, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years of invaluable experience in the intricate landscapes of Autism, learning disorders, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). With a steadfast dedication to enhancing lives and fostering growth, Dr. Kay stands as a beacon of guidance for individuals, families, and communities seeking comprehensive psychological support. Dr. Kay also extends her practice to adults with anxiety, mood disorders and navigating the various hurdles life may throw one's way.
Meet Dr. Kay, a distinguished Behavior Analyst, School Psychologist, and Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years of invaluable experience in the intricate landscapes of Autism, learning disorders, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). With a steadfast dedication to enhancing lives and fostering growth, Dr. Kay stands as a beacon of guidance for individuals, families, and communities seeking comprehensive psychological support. Dr. Kay also extends her practice to adults with anxiety, mood disorders and navigating the various hurdles life may throw one's way.
(228) 335-6505 View (228) 335-6505
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Kathleen Sheffield
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531
Offering Relationship Intensives & Pre-Marital Retreats & Sessions! Whether you're navigating a life transition or looking for a change in some area of your life, counseling can provide long term relief and insight.You may notice mental fatigue/fog, intrusive thoughts, self-doubt, difficulty communicating needs, conflict in relationships, chronic pain, difficulty sleeping, or just feel stuck. Learning about the mind-body connection, learn how life events impact our wellbeing, exploring practical strategies for coping, communicating, and connecting. Regain balance and connection with self and others.
Offering Relationship Intensives & Pre-Marital Retreats & Sessions! Whether you're navigating a life transition or looking for a change in some area of your life, counseling can provide long term relief and insight.You may notice mental fatigue/fog, intrusive thoughts, self-doubt, difficulty communicating needs, conflict in relationships, chronic pain, difficulty sleeping, or just feel stuck. Learning about the mind-body connection, learn how life events impact our wellbeing, exploring practical strategies for coping, communicating, and connecting. Regain balance and connection with self and others.
(919) 646-6874 View (919) 646-6874
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Jocelyn Gavin-Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531
I recognize each person as an individual and realize that asking for help is a big step. Thank you for taking the first steps in seeking help. I provide social and emotional support to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, substance abuse, and other life stressors. My focus is on seeing the client as a whole person, and not the circumstance they are currently facing.
I recognize each person as an individual and realize that asking for help is a big step. Thank you for taking the first steps in seeking help. I provide social and emotional support to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationships, substance abuse, and other life stressors. My focus is on seeing the client as a whole person, and not the circumstance they are currently facing.
(228) 641-4939 View (228) 641-4939
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Jasmine S Myers
PsyD, MA, MS, CPC-I, LAC
Biloxi, MS 39531
The four main areas I coach/counsel people in are: depression/anxiety management, anger management, career/business growth, relationship/marital challenges, and personal development. I am dedicated to helping people solve relationship and anger problems associated with disrespect, insecurities, bad attitudes, and guilt through spiritual non-judgmental conversation! Our hidden, underlying beliefs often keep us from experiencing the full richness of life. I use a combination of objective assessment tools, dialogues and cognitive behavioral exercises to help you achieve your dreams.
The four main areas I coach/counsel people in are: depression/anxiety management, anger management, career/business growth, relationship/marital challenges, and personal development. I am dedicated to helping people solve relationship and anger problems associated with disrespect, insecurities, bad attitudes, and guilt through spiritual non-judgmental conversation! Our hidden, underlying beliefs often keep us from experiencing the full richness of life. I use a combination of objective assessment tools, dialogues and cognitive behavioral exercises to help you achieve your dreams.
(228) 284-1517 View (228) 284-1517
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Katryna High Twilbeck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531
My name is Katryna. My strengths include working with children and their families on communication and behavior. I use techniques of play and sand tray therapy as well as methods integrating art and music. Together, we can create transformation. Using aspects of The Children's Success Foundation of The Nurtured Heart Approach, we change the language of communication. NHA is not a quick fix or temporary improvement. It is a transformation of communication, boundaries, and respect.
My name is Katryna. My strengths include working with children and their families on communication and behavior. I use techniques of play and sand tray therapy as well as methods integrating art and music. Together, we can create transformation. Using aspects of The Children's Success Foundation of The Nurtured Heart Approach, we change the language of communication. NHA is not a quick fix or temporary improvement. It is a transformation of communication, boundaries, and respect.
(228) 641-9257 View (228) 641-9257
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Marie Ganschow
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, BC-TMH
Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug counselor. I earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas, at Tyler Texas. I have 20 years experience in counseling individuals, groups and families. I enjoy helping people to consider new perspectives and to experience health and joy in their lives and relationships.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug counselor. I earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Texas, at Tyler Texas. I have 20 years experience in counseling individuals, groups and families. I enjoy helping people to consider new perspectives and to experience health and joy in their lives and relationships.
(228) 819-2171 View (228) 819-2171
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Marcia C Barksdale
Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531  (Online Only)
I have a practice which focuses on assisting each woman become the healthiest version of herself. I concentrate on areas in which many women struggle. Some of them are: depression, eating disorders, anxiety, panic disorders, sexual abuse, postpartum depression and stress. In order to live an abundantly fulfilled life, a person sometimes needs assistance. My purpose is to aid in this goal. Additionally, I now offer a program for students or adults with ADHD which assists in awareness of time and organization. This is a fun nonthreatening program which is extremely helpful with this issue.
I have a practice which focuses on assisting each woman become the healthiest version of herself. I concentrate on areas in which many women struggle. Some of them are: depression, eating disorders, anxiety, panic disorders, sexual abuse, postpartum depression and stress. In order to live an abundantly fulfilled life, a person sometimes needs assistance. My purpose is to aid in this goal. Additionally, I now offer a program for students or adults with ADHD which assists in awareness of time and organization. This is a fun nonthreatening program which is extremely helpful with this issue.
(228) 447-3932 View (228) 447-3932
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Shelia Rivers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, MPH
Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531
"Empowered To Make A Change" I provide counseling services for individuals, children & adolescents, adults, couples, families, military personnel and groups. The need for therapy can arise from a number of personal challenges such as family conflicts, work or school problems, sudden losses, life transitions, daily stressors and mood instability. Being a licensed therapist allows me the opportunity to share the gift of psychotherapy with many struggling with mental illness and daily life trails. I foster individuals growth through implementing healthier coping skills, changing thought process, empowering change in behaviors and instilling hope. Making an amazing impact on families and communities is my ultimate goal.
"Empowered To Make A Change" I provide counseling services for individuals, children & adolescents, adults, couples, families, military personnel and groups. The need for therapy can arise from a number of personal challenges such as family conflicts, work or school problems, sudden losses, life transitions, daily stressors and mood instability. Being a licensed therapist allows me the opportunity to share the gift of psychotherapy with many struggling with mental illness and daily life trails. I foster individuals growth through implementing healthier coping skills, changing thought process, empowering change in behaviors and instilling hope. Making an amazing impact on families and communities is my ultimate goal.
(228) 300-9277 View (228) 300-9277
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Veronica Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ADC, ICADC, ACGC-II
Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531
Welcome to LPC Services ~ Your Behavioral Health Specialist. I have over 15 years of experience working with adolescence, adults, and families who struggle with chemical/gambling addictions, mood disorders, risky behaviors, parenting concerns, and relationship matters. I provide individual, couples, & group counseling sessions Monday-Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm. Services can also be provided to help you fulfill the counseling mandates for your DHR matters, city/state/federal probation requirements, and employment/EAP requirements.
Welcome to LPC Services ~ Your Behavioral Health Specialist. I have over 15 years of experience working with adolescence, adults, and families who struggle with chemical/gambling addictions, mood disorders, risky behaviors, parenting concerns, and relationship matters. I provide individual, couples, & group counseling sessions Monday-Friday from 8:00am-6:00pm. Services can also be provided to help you fulfill the counseling mandates for your DHR matters, city/state/federal probation requirements, and employment/EAP requirements.
(251) 272-3722 View (251) 272-3722
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Joan Hampton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
10 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed or hurting due to depression, anxiety or low self-esteem? If so, you could definitely benefit from counseling. Therapy is great for having someone to confide in and laugh with while identifying problems and developing solutions to get back to a happy place.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or hurting due to depression, anxiety or low self-esteem? If so, you could definitely benefit from counseling. Therapy is great for having someone to confide in and laugh with while identifying problems and developing solutions to get back to a happy place.
(228) 205-3567 View (228) 205-3567
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Shanti Yoga & Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CYT, LPC-S
Verified
Biloxi, MS 39531
Where modern psychology and ancient yoga practice are integrated to provide a blend of small group classes and professional counseling services: individual, couple, marriage and family therapy as outpatient care. Our licensed professionals specialize in conditions such as: Depression, Anxiety and Panic attacks, Attention Deficit Disorder, Trauma & Adjustment disorders, Addiction/Substance abuse, Anger Management, Grief/Bereavement using integrative mind-body therapy and an integrative mindfulness-based approach combining breathwork, meditation, relaxation, yoga and aromatherapy incorporated in the healing process of the bodymind.
Where modern psychology and ancient yoga practice are integrated to provide a blend of small group classes and professional counseling services: individual, couple, marriage and family therapy as outpatient care. Our licensed professionals specialize in conditions such as: Depression, Anxiety and Panic attacks, Attention Deficit Disorder, Trauma & Adjustment disorders, Addiction/Substance abuse, Anger Management, Grief/Bereavement using integrative mind-body therapy and an integrative mindfulness-based approach combining breathwork, meditation, relaxation, yoga and aromatherapy incorporated in the healing process of the bodymind.
(228) 220-4195 View (228) 220-4195
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Jasmine Lyn Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, EdS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Biloxi, MS 39531
Are you overwhelmed with navigating through life's obstacles? Are you in a toxic relationship, experiencing depression, and/or anxiety? Is your child having behavioral problems at home or school? As a licensed therapist, I provide a warm, caring, and non-judgmental atmosphere that allows youth and adults to access skills to reach their personal and familial/parental goals.
Are you overwhelmed with navigating through life's obstacles? Are you in a toxic relationship, experiencing depression, and/or anxiety? Is your child having behavioral problems at home or school? As a licensed therapist, I provide a warm, caring, and non-judgmental atmosphere that allows youth and adults to access skills to reach their personal and familial/parental goals.
(228) 641-2570 View (228) 641-2570

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 39531

20+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 39531 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
75% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Optum

How Therapists in 39531 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

97% Female
3% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 39531?

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.