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Photo of Holli Miller, Counselor in 41017, KY
Holli Miller
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified
Holli is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Kentucky and graduated with her Master of Education from Lindsey Wilson College. She is currently working on her Doctorate at EKU. She has a comprehensive background working with all ages and a wide variety of diagnoses. Holli is currently seeing individual adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, relationship concerns, grief, substance use, and anger management. She uses a holistic approach which is person-centered and involves trauma informed care, including CBT, ACT, Reality, and Solution Focus. Accepting clients at Ellie Mental Health.
Holli is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Kentucky and graduated with her Master of Education from Lindsey Wilson College. She is currently working on her Doctorate at EKU. She has a comprehensive background working with all ages and a wide variety of diagnoses. Holli is currently seeing individual adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, relationship concerns, grief, substance use, and anger management. She uses a holistic approach which is person-centered and involves trauma informed care, including CBT, ACT, Reality, and Solution Focus. Accepting clients at Ellie Mental Health.
(859) 376-5480 View (859) 376-5480
Photo of Catherine Kathy M Reedy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 41017, KY
Catherine Kathy M Reedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, LCADC, BCD, CGP
Verified
When it comes to therapy it is important to choose a therapist that fits best with your needs, someone with whom you feel understood and valued. Therapy is a creative process in which we consider personal past history and how that impacts present feelings and behaviors. In a therapeutic environment of safety and compassion, we explore how to use that information to construct healthy relationships and a satisfying life for you.
When it comes to therapy it is important to choose a therapist that fits best with your needs, someone with whom you feel understood and valued. Therapy is a creative process in which we consider personal past history and how that impacts present feelings and behaviors. In a therapeutic environment of safety and compassion, we explore how to use that information to construct healthy relationships and a satisfying life for you.
(859) 242-5766 View (859) 242-5766
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Kathy Lukey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EdD
Verified
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
Dr. Kathy L. Miller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky who has been practicing since 1993. She has a B.A. in Counseling and Rehabilitation, a Master's in Social Work, and a Doctorate in Counseling Education. Life can be both joyful, and difficult. Both things can be true. Congratulations on taking the first step in finding a qualified therapist. Dr. Miller can offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to explore the many thoughts, and feelings that brought you here. She has more than 30 years of experience helping her clients explore, develop, and implement ways to live a fun, joy filled life.
Dr. Kathy L. Miller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky who has been practicing since 1993. She has a B.A. in Counseling and Rehabilitation, a Master's in Social Work, and a Doctorate in Counseling Education. Life can be both joyful, and difficult. Both things can be true. Congratulations on taking the first step in finding a qualified therapist. Dr. Miller can offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to explore the many thoughts, and feelings that brought you here. She has more than 30 years of experience helping her clients explore, develop, and implement ways to live a fun, joy filled life.
(859) 328-2052 View (859) 328-2052
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Kristen Dahl
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCA
Verified
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
Kristen Dahl is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with more than 2 years' experience specializing in PTSD, depression, anxiety, childhood behavioral issues, bereavement and life transition issues. Kristen treats clients between the ages of 6 and 90 utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy in her approach depending on client needs.
Kristen Dahl is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with more than 2 years' experience specializing in PTSD, depression, anxiety, childhood behavioral issues, bereavement and life transition issues. Kristen treats clients between the ages of 6 and 90 utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy in her approach depending on client needs.
(859) 712-9964 View (859) 712-9964
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Kellye Ledbetter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-S
Verified
I am a licensed clinical social worker who thrives to provide a safe and therapeutic working relationship with all of my clients. I have licenses to practice in both Kentucky and Ohio. Since 2000, I have worked in a variety of settings in both community and private mental health offices. My practice is geared toward finding solutions to address your underlying issues and accomplish goals we identify together. Therapy is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who thrives to provide a safe and therapeutic working relationship with all of my clients. I have licenses to practice in both Kentucky and Ohio. Since 2000, I have worked in a variety of settings in both community and private mental health offices. My practice is geared toward finding solutions to address your underlying issues and accomplish goals we identify together. Therapy is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.
(859) 667-1415 x1 View (859) 667-1415 x1
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Dr. Victoria Havron
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewood, KY 41017
Every child is unique and therefore treatment should be tailored to best meet the needs of both your child and your family. I work with children, teens, and their families who are struggling with learning problems, ADHD, and mood/behavioral concerns. I specialize in psychological testing to help clarify diagnoses, provide treatment recommendations, and assess your child's personal strengths and growth areas. I assess for ADHD, learning disabilities, and mood disorders. I believe in helping individuals discover and utilize their strengths in order to overcome the struggles they may be facing.
Every child is unique and therefore treatment should be tailored to best meet the needs of both your child and your family. I work with children, teens, and their families who are struggling with learning problems, ADHD, and mood/behavioral concerns. I specialize in psychological testing to help clarify diagnoses, provide treatment recommendations, and assess your child's personal strengths and growth areas. I assess for ADHD, learning disabilities, and mood disorders. I believe in helping individuals discover and utilize their strengths in order to overcome the struggles they may be facing.
(859) 910-0988 View (859) 910-0988
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Jennifer Couch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPCC
Verified
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
Jennifer Couch is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has been practicing since 2016. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Jennifer believes that treatment should be individualized and tailored to fit the client's needs. Her main areas of focus are mood disorders, trauma, and stress management. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys ceramics as a part of her personal self care plan.
Jennifer Couch is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has been practicing since 2016. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Jennifer believes that treatment should be individualized and tailored to fit the client's needs. Her main areas of focus are mood disorders, trauma, and stress management. In her spare time Jennifer enjoys ceramics as a part of her personal self care plan.
(859) 809-2231 View (859) 809-2231
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Nicholas Prior
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
Nicholas Prior is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Psychology BS from Northern Kentucky University and a Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA from Xavier University. Nicholas's experience with residential treatment, therapeutic foster care, and behavioral health services allows him to pull from a wide variety of insights and contexts to create an individualized treatment approach in order to meet your unique needs and preferences. He strives to meet you where you are and helps facilitate the meaningful and impactful changes you wish to see in your life.
Nicholas Prior is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Psychology BS from Northern Kentucky University and a Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA from Xavier University. Nicholas's experience with residential treatment, therapeutic foster care, and behavioral health services allows him to pull from a wide variety of insights and contexts to create an individualized treatment approach in order to meet your unique needs and preferences. He strives to meet you where you are and helps facilitate the meaningful and impactful changes you wish to see in your life.
(859) 648-3154 View (859) 648-3154
Photo of Dan Bates, Counselor in 41017, KY
Dan Bates
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
Dr. Dan Bates is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Kentucky who has been practicing since 2010. He has a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership from Western Seminary, a Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington State University. In his counseling approach, Dr. Bates works from a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) model, which focuses on the role of thoughts in psychological problems.
Dr. Dan Bates is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Kentucky who has been practicing since 2010. He has a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Arts in Ministry and Leadership from Western Seminary, a Master in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington State University. In his counseling approach, Dr. Bates works from a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) model, which focuses on the role of thoughts in psychological problems.
(859) 251-2564 View (859) 251-2564
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Rick Susner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Villa Hills, KY 41017  (Online Only)
Mental health treatment is more relevant than it has been in any other prior era. You may not know what "self care" or "self respect" entail because these topics are often not taught within our major institutions. We are living in an "age of anxiety" and many people are struggling to find meaning while processing the messages conveyed in the social media and digital worlds.
Mental health treatment is more relevant than it has been in any other prior era. You may not know what "self care" or "self respect" entail because these topics are often not taught within our major institutions. We are living in an "age of anxiety" and many people are struggling to find meaning while processing the messages conveyed in the social media and digital worlds.
(859) 297-3601 View (859) 297-3601
Photo of Leslie Hughes, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 41017, KY
Leslie Hughes
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC, LPCC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all experience life events and/or transitions that can leave us feeling out of balance. Perhaps, these circumstances continue to have lasting effects and are negatively impacting your daily life. You may be noticing more intense anxiety, feeling less motivated than before or being more easily irritable, for example. Thinking about starting counseling shows a great deal of self awareness and courage. It is my role to provide a safe space for you to identify and explore both your goals and strengths. You will experience no judgment during our time together.
We all experience life events and/or transitions that can leave us feeling out of balance. Perhaps, these circumstances continue to have lasting effects and are negatively impacting your daily life. You may be noticing more intense anxiety, feeling less motivated than before or being more easily irritable, for example. Thinking about starting counseling shows a great deal of self awareness and courage. It is my role to provide a safe space for you to identify and explore both your goals and strengths. You will experience no judgment during our time together.
(859) 251-2759 View (859) 251-2759
Photo of Lauren Lynch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 41017, KY
Lauren Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
We can choose to trudge through our days just barely getting by or we can choose to thrive when faced with difficult life experiences. Trauma can cause your mind and body to feel unfamiliar and scary at times. Distress can take the form of depression, anxiety, racing thoughts, lack of sleep, relationship issues and more. Most of us have some form of trauma in our past. The good news is each of us has an ability to heal from trauma, and seeking a skilled therapist is the first step in that process.
We can choose to trudge through our days just barely getting by or we can choose to thrive when faced with difficult life experiences. Trauma can cause your mind and body to feel unfamiliar and scary at times. Distress can take the form of depression, anxiety, racing thoughts, lack of sleep, relationship issues and more. Most of us have some form of trauma in our past. The good news is each of us has an ability to heal from trauma, and seeking a skilled therapist is the first step in that process.
(859) 328-5603 View (859) 328-5603
Photo of Angela Touchton, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 41017, KY
Angela Touchton
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC, LPCC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Crescent Springs, KY 41017  (Online Only)
Are you feeling a bit stuck, drained, or perhaps alone in your struggles? Does anxiety seem to be taking over, or are self-doubt and self-judgment weighing heavily on your shoulders? Maybe you're grappling with finding your purpose or battling feelings of undeservingness or guilt. And if low motivation or depression has dimmed your spark, know that you're not alone. You deserve to feel better. That's why I'm here to offer my support and guidance. Let's tackle these challenges together, working towards bringing more tranquility and healing into your life. You don't have to navigate this journey on your own.
Are you feeling a bit stuck, drained, or perhaps alone in your struggles? Does anxiety seem to be taking over, or are self-doubt and self-judgment weighing heavily on your shoulders? Maybe you're grappling with finding your purpose or battling feelings of undeservingness or guilt. And if low motivation or depression has dimmed your spark, know that you're not alone. You deserve to feel better. That's why I'm here to offer my support and guidance. Let's tackle these challenges together, working towards bringing more tranquility and healing into your life. You don't have to navigate this journey on your own.
(859) 681-9145 View (859) 681-9145
Photo of Melanie Jarmon, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 41017, KY
Melanie Jarmon
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
Melanie Jarmon, LPCC Melanie Jarmon is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky with 10 years of experience. She has an Associate Degree in Financial Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies, and a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling. Melanie believes that each client is a unique individual influenced by his, her or their culture, family, values, beliefs, and personal identity. She strives to honor and respect the uniqueness of each person she treats. Her goal is to guide individuals and families toward better functioning in all areas of their lives.
Melanie Jarmon, LPCC Melanie Jarmon is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky with 10 years of experience. She has an Associate Degree in Financial Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies, and a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling. Melanie believes that each client is a unique individual influenced by his, her or their culture, family, values, beliefs, and personal identity. She strives to honor and respect the uniqueness of each person she treats. Her goal is to guide individuals and families toward better functioning in all areas of their lives.
(859) 715-1159 View (859) 715-1159
Photo of Aimee Vaughn, Licensed Professional Counselor in 41017, KY
Aimee Vaughn
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, LPCMHSP
Verified
Edgewood, KY 41017  (Online Only)
Dr. Aimee Vaughn, your second therapist, when you are ready to move past "how does that make you feel". In all seriousness, I get many clients who have tried the talk about it over and over to feel better method, but are looking to get to the deeper root of the problem and make change. I am the kind of therapist who will engage in conversations, provide caring and honest feedback, challenge you, keep it real, and always have a good sense of humor.
Dr. Aimee Vaughn, your second therapist, when you are ready to move past "how does that make you feel". In all seriousness, I get many clients who have tried the talk about it over and over to feel better method, but are looking to get to the deeper root of the problem and make change. I am the kind of therapist who will engage in conversations, provide caring and honest feedback, challenge you, keep it real, and always have a good sense of humor.
(833) 972-1296 View (833) 972-1296
Photo of Dr. Julia King, Psychologist in 41017, KY
Dr. Julia King
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA, RYT 200
Verified
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017  (Online Only)
Anxiety has hijacked your life. You’re really good at imagining the worst case scenario. Your mind is excellent at anticipating the future, and at replaying things that have already happened. You question whether you are good enough and often feel self-conscious. You overthink everything. And your body buys in to this story – heart racing, shallow breathing, your stomach in knots. All of this worry is overwhelming. It impacts almost every aspect of your life. It prevents you from doing what you want to do, from living the way you want to live. Your life is becoming smaller and smaller … AND YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH.
Anxiety has hijacked your life. You’re really good at imagining the worst case scenario. Your mind is excellent at anticipating the future, and at replaying things that have already happened. You question whether you are good enough and often feel self-conscious. You overthink everything. And your body buys in to this story – heart racing, shallow breathing, your stomach in knots. All of this worry is overwhelming. It impacts almost every aspect of your life. It prevents you from doing what you want to do, from living the way you want to live. Your life is becoming smaller and smaller … AND YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH.
(334) 367-4386 View (334) 367-4386
Photo of Malinda Paul, Counselor in 41017, KY
Malinda Paul
Counselor, RN, PCC-S
Verified
Not accepting new clients
I hope to provide you with a holistic counseling experience through my 17 years in the mental health field, Reiki training, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Arts in Counseling. We will explore not only emotional stress but how the spiritual and physical body is responding. We will then make a plan to manage psychological, spiritual, and physical stressors; setting a path for wellness in all aspects of your life.
I hope to provide you with a holistic counseling experience through my 17 years in the mental health field, Reiki training, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master of Arts in Counseling. We will explore not only emotional stress but how the spiritual and physical body is responding. We will then make a plan to manage psychological, spiritual, and physical stressors; setting a path for wellness in all aspects of your life.
(859) 341-5400 View (859) 341-5400
Photo of Beth Mcfarland, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 41017, KY
Beth Mcfarland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Erlanger, KY 41017
Not accepting new clients
I like working with individuals who are motivated and willing to work on their presenting problem(s). I work with all age groups however my focus has been on children and adolescents. I have extensive training in anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, and trauma.
I like working with individuals who are motivated and willing to work on their presenting problem(s). I work with all age groups however my focus has been on children and adolescents. I have extensive training in anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, and trauma.
(859) 448-7174 View (859) 448-7174
Photo of Suzanne Collins, Psychologist in 41017, KY
Suzanne Collins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Edgewood, KY 41017
I am a child/adolescent psychologist, and co-owner of L+C Psychological Services, who has been in private practice for the past seventeen years. I love the work that I do with children, adolescents, and their families to create happy and healthy lives. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and behavior disorders. I also frequently work with children and their families going through transitions such as divorce, moving, changes within the family, etc. Collaboration with other professionals, such as pediatricians, psychiatrists, and schools is a priority in my practice.
I am a child/adolescent psychologist, and co-owner of L+C Psychological Services, who has been in private practice for the past seventeen years. I love the work that I do with children, adolescents, and their families to create happy and healthy lives. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and behavior disorders. I also frequently work with children and their families going through transitions such as divorce, moving, changes within the family, etc. Collaboration with other professionals, such as pediatricians, psychiatrists, and schools is a priority in my practice.
(859) 927-3279 View (859) 927-3279
Photo of Stefani McElheney, Marriage & Family Therapist in 41017, KY
Stefani McElheney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I hope we will begin working together soon. I am a strengths-based, collaborative Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. My ideal client would be an individual (child, adolescent, adult), couple, and/or family, who are motivated and willing to work with me to improve their life functioning in order to achieve their goals of being successful in all life domains.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I hope we will begin working together soon. I am a strengths-based, collaborative Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. My ideal client would be an individual (child, adolescent, adult), couple, and/or family, who are motivated and willing to work with me to improve their life functioning in order to achieve their goals of being successful in all life domains.
(859) 274-9607 View (859) 274-9607

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Number of Therapists in 41017

40+

Average cost per session

$115

Therapists in 41017 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
92% Depression
83% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
69% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
72% Humana
69% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 41017 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 41017?

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.