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Tracy Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, MSW, LICDC
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
I assist clients who struggle with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression and want to bring about change in their lives. I help clients who want to find a balance and stability within themselves to learn and reconnect to a more desired life.
I assist clients who struggle with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression and want to bring about change in their lives. I help clients who want to find a balance and stability within themselves to learn and reconnect to a more desired life.
(216) 616-1978 View (216) 616-1978
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Jadale Cummings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst, OH 44124  (Online Only)
JaDale Cummings is a licensed mastered social worker with 8 years in practice. She believes in clients self-determination and building a close knit therapeutic relationship through ongoing rapport building. Implementing strengths based approach alongside behavioral and solution focused therapies; clients are able to gain their ability to reach new heights and possibilities, becoming more resilient and in self control of their own decision making, beliefs, thoughts and feelings. Therapy can be intimidating at first though it’s the essential step towards the healing process. The First Law of nature is self preservation!
JaDale Cummings is a licensed mastered social worker with 8 years in practice. She believes in clients self-determination and building a close knit therapeutic relationship through ongoing rapport building. Implementing strengths based approach alongside behavioral and solution focused therapies; clients are able to gain their ability to reach new heights and possibilities, becoming more resilient and in self control of their own decision making, beliefs, thoughts and feelings. Therapy can be intimidating at first though it’s the essential step towards the healing process. The First Law of nature is self preservation!
(216) 306-4738 View (216) 306-4738
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Costenah Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
My ideal client is prepared to initiate changes in their life to promote wellness. They are prepared to process internal and external contributors to their mood, discuss options for improvement, and practice healthier skills that will assist in achieving their personal goals. My ideal client is internally motivated and desires emotional balance from concerns such as anxiety, depression, impaired self-esteem, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. They arrive to treatment with goals in mind, and will actively work to experience relief of distressing symptoms.
My ideal client is prepared to initiate changes in their life to promote wellness. They are prepared to process internal and external contributors to their mood, discuss options for improvement, and practice healthier skills that will assist in achieving their personal goals. My ideal client is internally motivated and desires emotional balance from concerns such as anxiety, depression, impaired self-esteem, trauma, and interpersonal conflict. They arrive to treatment with goals in mind, and will actively work to experience relief of distressing symptoms.
(216) 279-7776 View (216) 279-7776
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Kate Gehlfuss
Counselor
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst, OH 44124  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Kate Gehlfuss and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor with 15 years of experience in the field. My passion lies in helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges. For me, being a therapist goes beyond simply providing support; it's about fostering personal growth and empowerment. I firmly believe that everyone has the potential to overcome obstacles, and I am dedicated to being a catalyst for that transformation. From mental health concerns and traumas to addictions and relationship issues, I have experience working with a wide range of challenges that life presents.
Hello! My name is Kate Gehlfuss and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor with 15 years of experience in the field. My passion lies in helping individuals, couples, and families navigate life's challenges. For me, being a therapist goes beyond simply providing support; it's about fostering personal growth and empowerment. I firmly believe that everyone has the potential to overcome obstacles, and I am dedicated to being a catalyst for that transformation. From mental health concerns and traumas to addictions and relationship issues, I have experience working with a wide range of challenges that life presents.
(216) 616-5625 View (216) 616-5625
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Susan Kahan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
Life can be a struggle and feel overwhelming sometimes. We all need to have a safe place to process our unique experiences and our feelings. I work with people who are suffering from the impacts of daily stressors, anxiety, loss, relationship conflicts, or work issues. I also help people who want to begin a journey of self-reflection and development, Together we will set your personal goals and find solutions to achieve your goals, aspirations and enhance your happiness. . work with clients to identify daily stressors as well as past experiences that can interfere in living their authentic self.
Life can be a struggle and feel overwhelming sometimes. We all need to have a safe place to process our unique experiences and our feelings. I work with people who are suffering from the impacts of daily stressors, anxiety, loss, relationship conflicts, or work issues. I also help people who want to begin a journey of self-reflection and development, Together we will set your personal goals and find solutions to achieve your goals, aspirations and enhance your happiness. . work with clients to identify daily stressors as well as past experiences that can interfere in living their authentic self.
(216) 868-7666 View (216) 868-7666
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Ellie Copp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst, OH 44124  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, my name is Ellie, and it is a pleasure to have you on my page and know you are seeking service! Every person is unique in their way, and everyone has a story to share. I aim to provide a safe environment in which you feel you can express what you are going through. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, trauma, and substance abuse. As a therapist, I am kind, empathetic, and a good listener, and I have a bubbly personality. I want to create a space where you can share what you are comfortable working through your journey.
Hi, my name is Ellie, and it is a pleasure to have you on my page and know you are seeking service! Every person is unique in their way, and everyone has a story to share. I aim to provide a safe environment in which you feel you can express what you are going through. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, trauma, and substance abuse. As a therapist, I am kind, empathetic, and a good listener, and I have a bubbly personality. I want to create a space where you can share what you are comfortable working through your journey.
(216) 350-7827 View (216) 350-7827
Photo of Abigail P. Grant, MSW, LISW-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 44124, OH
Abigail P. Grant, MSW, LISW-S
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S, CSWG, ACSW
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
I see an adult population and have extensive experience with geriatric and chronically ill individuals and their family members experiencing depression, anxiety and stress. Life transitions, multiple losses or unexpected changes in ones life can cause stress, depression and doubt as to how to move forward. Talking about this in an open and objective environment can help resolve trauma, heal emotional wounds and enable the individual or couple move forward in a positive manner. Let me know if I can help.
I see an adult population and have extensive experience with geriatric and chronically ill individuals and their family members experiencing depression, anxiety and stress. Life transitions, multiple losses or unexpected changes in ones life can cause stress, depression and doubt as to how to move forward. Talking about this in an open and objective environment can help resolve trauma, heal emotional wounds and enable the individual or couple move forward in a positive manner. Let me know if I can help.
(440) 482-8784 View (440) 482-8784
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JJ Assessments and Clinical Services
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124  (Online Only)
At JJ Assessments and Clinical Services we understand that navigating through life events, whether seeking FMLA assistance or preparing for upcoming Bariatric surgeries, can become overwhelming. Our objective & main focus is to help our clients reach their goals by providing a simple and easy process to complete their needed clinical evaluations. In addition, our diverse selection of CE courses are designed to enhance clinical education by addressing the most up today topics and findings. Servicing the states of Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Washington. Licensure Supervision available. Servicios en Español disponibles!
At JJ Assessments and Clinical Services we understand that navigating through life events, whether seeking FMLA assistance or preparing for upcoming Bariatric surgeries, can become overwhelming. Our objective & main focus is to help our clients reach their goals by providing a simple and easy process to complete their needed clinical evaluations. In addition, our diverse selection of CE courses are designed to enhance clinical education by addressing the most up today topics and findings. Servicing the states of Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Washington. Licensure Supervision available. Servicios en Español disponibles!
(440) 750-2111 View (440) 750-2111
Photo of Carol Masso, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 44124, OH
Carol Masso
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Pepper Pike, OH 44124
I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds who are healing from depression, complex PTSD, anxiety, life-adjustment issues, grief and interpersonal difficulties, Although I work with all issues, some specialties are relationship issues, narcissistic and relational abuse, and trauma. I have specialized training and several years experience working with addiction in treatment centers and helping families of addicts.
I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds who are healing from depression, complex PTSD, anxiety, life-adjustment issues, grief and interpersonal difficulties, Although I work with all issues, some specialties are relationship issues, narcissistic and relational abuse, and trauma. I have specialized training and several years experience working with addiction in treatment centers and helping families of addicts.
(216) 616-1712 View (216) 616-1712
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Isaac Sommer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Isaac Sommer LISW, is a Certified TF-CBT Therapist, as well as a Certified EMDR Therapist, and has significant experience with treating symptoms related to trauma and abuse (PTSD), through assisting clients in the development of adaptive coping skills and processing negative experiences.
Isaac Sommer LISW, is a Certified TF-CBT Therapist, as well as a Certified EMDR Therapist, and has significant experience with treating symptoms related to trauma and abuse (PTSD), through assisting clients in the development of adaptive coping skills and processing negative experiences.
(216) 677-8843 View (216) 677-8843
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Sara D Stein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44124  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you self-aware yet keep repeating similar patterns? Have you tried traditional talk-therapy yet yearn for the next level? Are you drawn to alternative healing modalities & wish to intertwine these with traditional methods? If so, please read/inquire further! I benefit those wishing to heal anxiety disorders, OCD, low self-esteem, eating disorders, depressive symptoms & much more. I inspire empowerment in others, radical self-care & self-compassion, embracing vulnerability, forgiveness & making peace with the past. I utilize creative processes & meditation. I also can implement Craniosacral Therapy and other healing practices.
Are you self-aware yet keep repeating similar patterns? Have you tried traditional talk-therapy yet yearn for the next level? Are you drawn to alternative healing modalities & wish to intertwine these with traditional methods? If so, please read/inquire further! I benefit those wishing to heal anxiety disorders, OCD, low self-esteem, eating disorders, depressive symptoms & much more. I inspire empowerment in others, radical self-care & self-compassion, embracing vulnerability, forgiveness & making peace with the past. I utilize creative processes & meditation. I also can implement Craniosacral Therapy and other healing practices.
(440) 276-3371 View (440) 276-3371
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Ann Marie Caridi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS, CRS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
My practice philosophy is client-focused. You will find your experience to be a comfortable interaction where good rapport and trust feels natural. You will be encouraged to openly and candidly express what's on your mind and how you feel. This experience will ultimately bring the guidance to execute goals and meet your needs as they surface. Specifically, this experience will build insight and awareness which will empower you to successfully move ahead as a happier, healthier, stronger, more peaceful you. If you're seeking a seasoned, caring therapist, feel free to reach out.
My practice philosophy is client-focused. You will find your experience to be a comfortable interaction where good rapport and trust feels natural. You will be encouraged to openly and candidly express what's on your mind and how you feel. This experience will ultimately bring the guidance to execute goals and meet your needs as they surface. Specifically, this experience will build insight and awareness which will empower you to successfully move ahead as a happier, healthier, stronger, more peaceful you. If you're seeking a seasoned, caring therapist, feel free to reach out.
(216) 452-6223 View (216) 452-6223
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Diana Cofsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
I am a licensed professional counselor that has been working in behavioral health for over 20 years. I am a lifelong resident of South Jersey and obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees from La Salle University in Philadelphia.
I am a licensed professional counselor that has been working in behavioral health for over 20 years. I am a lifelong resident of South Jersey and obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees from La Salle University in Philadelphia.
(216) 677-1868 View (216) 677-1868
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Sunflower Therapy Services
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor , LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124  (Online Only)
You feel misunderstood, unnoticed, and unappreciated. You are questioning yourself and your abilities to handle life. You are thinking the same things over and over, with no real resolution. You haven’t quite found your “people” and it’s been weighing you down lately. I enjoy working with young adults who are learning who they are and what they want to offer the world, but struggle with motivation and self-esteem to accomplish their goals. I am here to help and support you.
You feel misunderstood, unnoticed, and unappreciated. You are questioning yourself and your abilities to handle life. You are thinking the same things over and over, with no real resolution. You haven’t quite found your “people” and it’s been weighing you down lately. I enjoy working with young adults who are learning who they are and what they want to offer the world, but struggle with motivation and self-esteem to accomplish their goals. I am here to help and support you.
(440) 497-4014 View (440) 497-4014
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Matthew Escano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPCC
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
I specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, various forms of addiction, autism, & more. Are your goals oriented towards reducing maladaptive symptoms, identifying the behaviors you wish to engage in, being the person you want to be, and, ultimately, the life you aspire to live? Do you desire change and growth & are willing to put the necessary effort in? As your counselor, I do not effect change; that responsibility belongs to you. I aim to empower you to recognize your innate strengths, develop them further, and effectively use them towards your goals in life.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, various forms of addiction, autism, & more. Are your goals oriented towards reducing maladaptive symptoms, identifying the behaviors you wish to engage in, being the person you want to be, and, ultimately, the life you aspire to live? Do you desire change and growth & are willing to put the necessary effort in? As your counselor, I do not effect change; that responsibility belongs to you. I aim to empower you to recognize your innate strengths, develop them further, and effectively use them towards your goals in life.
(216) 616-8505 View (216) 616-8505
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Michelle Esper Bransky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, MSSA
Verified Verified
Life can be pretty stressful these days, and it can be difficult to find HOPE. Are you experiencing frustration handling life challenges, managing a relationship, or coping with a health issue? Psychotherapy is a powerful tool to combat these hardships. I apply a variety of approaches to assist clients in understanding themselves, coping with their difficulties, and achieving their goals for a HOPEFUL future. As the therapeutic process promotes awareness, obstacles are understood. Gaining insight leads the way to learning new coping strategies and a more gratifying life becomes possible.
Life can be pretty stressful these days, and it can be difficult to find HOPE. Are you experiencing frustration handling life challenges, managing a relationship, or coping with a health issue? Psychotherapy is a powerful tool to combat these hardships. I apply a variety of approaches to assist clients in understanding themselves, coping with their difficulties, and achieving their goals for a HOPEFUL future. As the therapeutic process promotes awareness, obstacles are understood. Gaining insight leads the way to learning new coping strategies and a more gratifying life becomes possible.
(216) 208-5714 View (216) 208-5714
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Elizabeth Anne Schneps
MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
I am here to help you by being an empathetic listener and to guiding you through the process of working towards your life goals. My goal is to help you to be successful by building your skills to develop into the person that you want to be. I am the person who you can turn to with your thoughts, concerns, and problems. Each session is guided by you, as we review your progress towards your goals. We can discuss the barriers you face and find ways you can manage your feelings so you can continue to feel happy in life and with yourself.
I am here to help you by being an empathetic listener and to guiding you through the process of working towards your life goals. My goal is to help you to be successful by building your skills to develop into the person that you want to be. I am the person who you can turn to with your thoughts, concerns, and problems. Each session is guided by you, as we review your progress towards your goals. We can discuss the barriers you face and find ways you can manage your feelings so you can continue to feel happy in life and with yourself.
(216) 714-1921 View (216) 714-1921
Photo of Marcia Joan Bremenour Lpcc-S Inc. Be Well Cleveland, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 44124, OH
Marcia Joan Bremenour Lpcc-S Inc. Be Well Cleveland
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Anxiety in particular can be powerful and confusing, especially when so much in the world is beyond our control. When the things we do in response to stress, grief, loss, and trauma become harmful, the light at the end of the tunnel becomes more distant. I believe in the power of every person to find the strength and ability to move through life’s challenges, and the value of recognizing what is ours to control and what is not. I encourage being careful, not fearful, and I will work with you to establish hope and faith in yourself and the world, while navigating the nuances of various mood and emotional issues.
Anxiety in particular can be powerful and confusing, especially when so much in the world is beyond our control. When the things we do in response to stress, grief, loss, and trauma become harmful, the light at the end of the tunnel becomes more distant. I believe in the power of every person to find the strength and ability to move through life’s challenges, and the value of recognizing what is ours to control and what is not. I encourage being careful, not fearful, and I will work with you to establish hope and faith in yourself and the world, while navigating the nuances of various mood and emotional issues.
(216) 290-0718 View (216) 290-0718
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Angela Zamora
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lyndhurst, OH 44124  (Online Only)
When human beings experience significant stressors within their life, it's not uncommon to feel like your life is unraveling. Whether it's from experiencing difficulties within your home life, struggling to work towards your desired goals, battling a substance use problem, being a victim of bullying, poverty, or experiencing mild to severe mental health concerns, I am equipped with the skillset to help you overcome the issues you face. My ideal client is someone who is motivated to work towards their goals, consistent, open-minded, and transparent.
When human beings experience significant stressors within their life, it's not uncommon to feel like your life is unraveling. Whether it's from experiencing difficulties within your home life, struggling to work towards your desired goals, battling a substance use problem, being a victim of bullying, poverty, or experiencing mild to severe mental health concerns, I am equipped with the skillset to help you overcome the issues you face. My ideal client is someone who is motivated to work towards their goals, consistent, open-minded, and transparent.
(216) 616-5956 View (216) 616-5956
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Lawrence J Nichta Jr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
My education and background in philosophy and clinical psychology, and over 30 years in the field, help me assist individuals with a broad range of life difficulties (anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties), taking a rather wholistic approach to the person. I see my goal as helping individuals learn more about themselves (their hidden strengths and weaknesses) so they can build upon their strengths, minimize the effects of their weaknesses, and thus more efficiently and effectively face the concerns that are causing stress. To this end a number of self-report personality measures are administered which help identify strengths and weaknesses.
My education and background in philosophy and clinical psychology, and over 30 years in the field, help me assist individuals with a broad range of life difficulties (anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties), taking a rather wholistic approach to the person. I see my goal as helping individuals learn more about themselves (their hidden strengths and weaknesses) so they can build upon their strengths, minimize the effects of their weaknesses, and thus more efficiently and effectively face the concerns that are causing stress. To this end a number of self-report personality measures are administered which help identify strengths and weaknesses.
(216) 600-0826 View (216) 600-0826

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 44124

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 44124 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
73% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief
64% Relationship Issues
58% Life Transitions
56% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
78% Cigna and Evernorth
74% Optum

How Therapists in 44124 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 44124?

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.