Photo of Matthew Tull, Psychologist in 45174, OH
Matthew Tull
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Terrace Park, OH 45174
I believe that long-lasting and meaningful change is most likely to occur in the context of validation and acceptance. I approach my clients with openness, compassion, and curiosity. Such a stance ensures that any treatment plan we develop is comprehensive, culturally-sensitive, personalized, and effectively considers the unique experiences and situations that contribute to the challenges you face. Moreover, although it is important that you experience relief from your symptoms, it is even more important that this relief is in service of helping you build the meaningful life you want to live.
I believe that long-lasting and meaningful change is most likely to occur in the context of validation and acceptance. I approach my clients with openness, compassion, and curiosity. Such a stance ensures that any treatment plan we develop is comprehensive, culturally-sensitive, personalized, and effectively considers the unique experiences and situations that contribute to the challenges you face. Moreover, although it is important that you experience relief from your symptoms, it is even more important that this relief is in service of helping you build the meaningful life you want to live.
(844) 287-4228 View (844) 287-4228
Photo of Maryellen Smolenski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 45174, OH
Maryellen Smolenski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Terrace Park, OH 45174
Maryellen Smolenski holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Kentucky, a master's degree in expressive therapy from the University of Louisville and a bachelor's degree in art and psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. She has 40 years of clinical experience working in residential, in-patient and private practice with groups and individuals. She was an adjunct faculty member serving on thesis review committees, conducting graduate seminars and teaching classes in therapy practice with several local universities.
Maryellen Smolenski holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Kentucky, a master's degree in expressive therapy from the University of Louisville and a bachelor's degree in art and psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. She has 40 years of clinical experience working in residential, in-patient and private practice with groups and individuals. She was an adjunct faculty member serving on thesis review committees, conducting graduate seminars and teaching classes in therapy practice with several local universities.
(513) 436-6754 View (513) 436-6754
Photo of Bonnie Runions, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 45174, OH
Bonnie Runions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Terrace Park, OH 45174
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2011 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. I am currently a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Addiction Counselor. I have worked in a variety of public and private treatment facility offering both mental health and addiction therapy. I use a combination of therapeutic approaches including: Client Centered, Solution Focused, Trauma-Based, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy, as well as others when indicated.
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2011 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. I am currently a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Addiction Counselor. I have worked in a variety of public and private treatment facility offering both mental health and addiction therapy. I use a combination of therapeutic approaches including: Client Centered, Solution Focused, Trauma-Based, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy, as well as others when indicated.
(513) 822-4668 View (513) 822-4668
Photo of Drew Thompson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 45174, OH
Drew Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Terrace Park, OH 45174
Drew Thompson is a licensed independent social worker with many years of experience assisting clients through talk therapy. He received his master's degree from Northern Kentucky University and his bachelor's degree from Kent State University. While at Northern Kentucky University, he participated in the CAT program where he gained valuable training in providing trauma informed care. He provides both individual and couples therapy.
Drew Thompson is a licensed independent social worker with many years of experience assisting clients through talk therapy. He received his master's degree from Northern Kentucky University and his bachelor's degree from Kent State University. While at Northern Kentucky University, he participated in the CAT program where he gained valuable training in providing trauma informed care. He provides both individual and couples therapy.
(513) 540-4713 View (513) 540-4713
Photo of Chris Young, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 45174, OH
Chris Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Terrace Park, OH 45174
Chris Young received his master's degree in social work from the University of Kentucky and his bachelor's degree in psychology from Xavier University. He also received advanced training in psychodynamic therapy at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. He provides individual therapy for adolescents and adults ages 15 and older. His areas of specialty include anxiety, adjustment issues, divorce, grief and loss, self-esteem issues and interpersonal and occupational strain and conflicts.
Chris Young received his master's degree in social work from the University of Kentucky and his bachelor's degree in psychology from Xavier University. He also received advanced training in psychodynamic therapy at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. He provides individual therapy for adolescents and adults ages 15 and older. His areas of specialty include anxiety, adjustment issues, divorce, grief and loss, self-esteem issues and interpersonal and occupational strain and conflicts.
(513) 654-9531 View (513) 654-9531
Photo of Jessica McDermott, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 45174, OH
Jessica McDermott
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, LICDC, CDBT
Verified Verified
Terrace Park, OH 45174
Jessica McDermott is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Xavier University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a major concentration of children in families from Miami University. Jessica believes in a solution-focused and person-centered approach to therapy. She utilizes motivational interviewing, ERP, CBT, and DBT techniques to support and challenge her patients.
Jessica McDermott is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, who has been practicing since 2017. She graduated from Xavier University with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a major concentration of children in families from Miami University. Jessica believes in a solution-focused and person-centered approach to therapy. She utilizes motivational interviewing, ERP, CBT, and DBT techniques to support and challenge her patients.
(513) 643-5577 View (513) 643-5577
Photo of Alexander Kiseloff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 45174, OH
Alexander Kiseloff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LISW-S, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Terrace Park, OH 45174  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Free 15 minute consultation. Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, PTSD. My name is Alex and I am a master's level clinician and owner of Bon Vie Therapy. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other forms of therapies aimed at helping individuals struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma and other issues. A graduate of the Ohio State University, I have experience working with clients in an inpatient treatment setting as well as in my outpatient private practice where I see a lot of my patients. More information at bonvietherapy.com
Free 15 minute consultation. Specialization: Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, PTSD. My name is Alex and I am a master's level clinician and owner of Bon Vie Therapy. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other forms of therapies aimed at helping individuals struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma and other issues. A graduate of the Ohio State University, I have experience working with clients in an inpatient treatment setting as well as in my outpatient private practice where I see a lot of my patients. More information at bonvietherapy.com
(513) 463-5204 View (513) 463-5204
Photo of Michele Fischer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 45174, OH
Michele Fischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Terrace Park, OH 45174
Michele Fischer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 1989. She has a BS in Psychology and an MSW. Michele specializes in TF-CBT, and Psychotherapy for Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Posttraumatic Stress DO. Clients she accepts can be children, adolescents and adults, individuals, or families. Life can be difficult, especially when going through change. Michele would like to help guide your mental health journey so you can learn how to manage the challenges life throws more successfully at you.
Michele Fischer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 1989. She has a BS in Psychology and an MSW. Michele specializes in TF-CBT, and Psychotherapy for Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Posttraumatic Stress DO. Clients she accepts can be children, adolescents and adults, individuals, or families. Life can be difficult, especially when going through change. Michele would like to help guide your mental health journey so you can learn how to manage the challenges life throws more successfully at you.
(513) 654-1537 View (513) 654-1537
Photo of John Mallery, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 45174, OH
John Mallery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Terrace Park, OH 45174  (Online Only)
John Mallery is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who received his master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kentucky and his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Thomas More University. He has advanced training and experience in mental health first response. He has over 30 years working in all levels of behavioral health care, including outpatient, inpatient and residential settings. He provides individual counseling for adolescents and adults ages 16 to 65+.
John Mallery is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who received his master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kentucky and his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Thomas More University. He has advanced training and experience in mental health first response. He has over 30 years working in all levels of behavioral health care, including outpatient, inpatient and residential settings. He provides individual counseling for adolescents and adults ages 16 to 65+.
(513) 717-6846 View (513) 717-6846
Photo of Senter Counseling Services, Counselor in 45174, OH
Senter Counseling Services
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Terrace Park, OH 45174
Not accepting new clients
Neila Senter has been a licensed clinical counselor in Ohio since 1998. She has a M.Ed., from the University of Dayton and a B.A. from Hiram College. In private practice for over 15 years,she has focused her time working with couples, adults, adolescents and children. Areas of interest include: life transition, family dynamics, marital and pre-marital counseling, OCD, anxiety, grief, mood dysregulation, ADHD, depression, divorce, schizoaffective conditions, creativity/art therapy. She is passionate about partnering with people to gain insight and understanding that will allow for improvements to continue long after therapy comes to a close.
Neila Senter has been a licensed clinical counselor in Ohio since 1998. She has a M.Ed., from the University of Dayton and a B.A. from Hiram College. In private practice for over 15 years,she has focused her time working with couples, adults, adolescents and children. Areas of interest include: life transition, family dynamics, marital and pre-marital counseling, OCD, anxiety, grief, mood dysregulation, ADHD, depression, divorce, schizoaffective conditions, creativity/art therapy. She is passionate about partnering with people to gain insight and understanding that will allow for improvements to continue long after therapy comes to a close.
(513) 987-9342 View (513) 987-9342
Photo of Emily Zeller, Marriage & Family Therapist in 45174, OH
Emily Zeller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Terrace Park, OH 45174  (Online Only)
You feel anxious, alone and you don't know what to do. If these are supposed to be the "best years of your life," why doesn't it feel like that? You know time is precious, but it feels like it is creeping slowly along and moving at lightning speed at the same time. As a wife and mom of 3 girls (2 being identical twins), I understand how easy it can be to lose yourself in motherhood. You need a safe space where you can work out all those thoughts and feelings that send you spiraling. You're not just a mom or a partner—you're a multifaceted individual with dreams, aspirations, and a story all your own.
You feel anxious, alone and you don't know what to do. If these are supposed to be the "best years of your life," why doesn't it feel like that? You know time is precious, but it feels like it is creeping slowly along and moving at lightning speed at the same time. As a wife and mom of 3 girls (2 being identical twins), I understand how easy it can be to lose yourself in motherhood. You need a safe space where you can work out all those thoughts and feelings that send you spiraling. You're not just a mom or a partner—you're a multifaceted individual with dreams, aspirations, and a story all your own.
(412) 501-9772 View (412) 501-9772
Photo of Megan Donelan, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 45174, OH
Megan Donelan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Terrace Park, OH 45174
Megan doesn't believe clients need to "wait until something is wrong" to start therapy and supports clients in building their distress tolerance against everyday stressors. She prioritizes making clients feel comfortable, safe, and at ease during sessions and collaborates with the client for individualized treatment. She specializes in anxiety, attachment, trauma, and previously provided counseling in residential eating disorder treatment but provides support for a wide range of concerns. Many of her clients are new to therapy, and she enjoys making therapy a positive, effective experience.
Megan doesn't believe clients need to "wait until something is wrong" to start therapy and supports clients in building their distress tolerance against everyday stressors. She prioritizes making clients feel comfortable, safe, and at ease during sessions and collaborates with the client for individualized treatment. She specializes in anxiety, attachment, trauma, and previously provided counseling in residential eating disorder treatment but provides support for a wide range of concerns. Many of her clients are new to therapy, and she enjoys making therapy a positive, effective experience.
(614) 879-1970 View (614) 879-1970
Photo of Dr. Jeff J. Rocker, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 45174, OH
Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Terrace Park, OH 45174
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(216) 714-1088 View (216) 714-1088
Photo of Justin Richard Parsley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 45174, OH
Justin Richard Parsley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Terrace Park, OH 45174  (Online Only)
I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) who is passionate about helping clients work through the issues they are struggling with and improve their mental health and overall well-being. I believe in providing a safe, judgment free environment of compassion, support, and unconditional positive regard to help my clients overcome obstacles in their lives so that they can move forward and thrive.
I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) who is passionate about helping clients work through the issues they are struggling with and improve their mental health and overall well-being. I believe in providing a safe, judgment free environment of compassion, support, and unconditional positive regard to help my clients overcome obstacles in their lives so that they can move forward and thrive.
(614) 953-6489 View (614) 953-6489
Photo of Angela Touchton Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 45174, OH
Angela Touchton Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Terrace Park, OH 45174  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a loop, unable to break free from patterns that hold you back? Are there aspects of your past that continue to weigh heavily on your present? Or perhaps you find yourself questioning whether you're truly living in alignment with what matters most to you. If any of this resonates with you, know that you're not alone, and there is hope for change. I specialize in helping people just like you unlock new perspectives and rediscover inner strengths.
Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a loop, unable to break free from patterns that hold you back? Are there aspects of your past that continue to weigh heavily on your present? Or perhaps you find yourself questioning whether you're truly living in alignment with what matters most to you. If any of this resonates with you, know that you're not alone, and there is hope for change. I specialize in helping people just like you unlock new perspectives and rediscover inner strengths.
(513) 902-1759 View (513) 902-1759
Photo of Sage Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in 45174, OH
Sage Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Terrace Park, OH 45174
My name is Emily Turvey. I specialize in working with gender issues, trauma/PTSD, teens, and highly sensitive people. I am trained in the use of EMDR and often work from client centered, narrative based, and parts work approaches. Sage Therapy was created to be a space that embodies healing, clarity, and inner wisdom. The therapeutic experience provided at Sage Therapy will allow you to dig deeper to the roots of your present concerns.
My name is Emily Turvey. I specialize in working with gender issues, trauma/PTSD, teens, and highly sensitive people. I am trained in the use of EMDR and often work from client centered, narrative based, and parts work approaches. Sage Therapy was created to be a space that embodies healing, clarity, and inner wisdom. The therapeutic experience provided at Sage Therapy will allow you to dig deeper to the roots of your present concerns.
(859) 209-6468 View (859) 209-6468
Photo of Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, Counselor in 45174, OH
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Terrace Park, OH 45174  (Online Only)
Welcome to our practice! At Winding Road Therapy Group, we specialize in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), a powerful and innovative approach to mental health and personal transformation. We understand that every individual's journey is unique, and our mission is to provide you with a safe, supportive, and compassionate environment to explore healing and growth.
Welcome to our practice! At Winding Road Therapy Group, we specialize in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), a powerful and innovative approach to mental health and personal transformation. We understand that every individual's journey is unique, and our mission is to provide you with a safe, supportive, and compassionate environment to explore healing and growth.
(330) 222-3889 View (330) 222-3889
Photo of Katherine Pixley, Counselor in 45174, OH
Katherine Pixley
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Terrace Park, OH 45174  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a board-certified Dance/Movement Therapist, EMDR certified and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I strive to assist my clients to move through challenging experiences by helping them with understanding the power of the mind/body connection. The hope is that once this connection is better understood, an individual can reconnect to their life fully. I have had the privilege to work in community, school, and hospital environments as well as private practice settings with children to adults.
Hello! I am a board-certified Dance/Movement Therapist, EMDR certified and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I strive to assist my clients to move through challenging experiences by helping them with understanding the power of the mind/body connection. The hope is that once this connection is better understood, an individual can reconnect to their life fully. I have had the privilege to work in community, school, and hospital environments as well as private practice settings with children to adults.
(513) 643-6410 View (513) 643-6410
Photo of Laurie L Stober, Counselor in 45174, OH
Laurie L Stober
Counselor, PCC, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Terrace Park, OH 45174
Laurie is a Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders and family conflict. Laurie employs dialectal behavioral therapy, experiential therapy and rational emotive therapy. Laurie's goal as a therapist is to assess individual and family needs, focus on the client's relationships, and to help regulate emotions. This knowledge helps clients understand how their emotions and memories shape their lives today.
Laurie is a Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders and family conflict. Laurie employs dialectal behavioral therapy, experiential therapy and rational emotive therapy. Laurie's goal as a therapist is to assess individual and family needs, focus on the client's relationships, and to help regulate emotions. This knowledge helps clients understand how their emotions and memories shape their lives today.
(513) 370-2595 View (513) 370-2595
Photo of Desirae Allen, Psychologist in 45174, OH
Desirae Allen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Terrace Park, OH 45174  (Online Only)
Are you hurting so much that you're wondering if living is really worth all this pain? It hurts so bad that it feels physical; you can feel it in your gut. You don't let those closest to you know what's going on because no one gets it; no one can help. Sometimes you feel completely out of place, like you don't belong here. Everything hurts so much and you can't stand it anymore. You keep looking for ways to take it all away. You don't deserve to hurt like this anymore. And you don't have to. It's time to take control of your emotions so your emotions stop controlling you.
Are you hurting so much that you're wondering if living is really worth all this pain? It hurts so bad that it feels physical; you can feel it in your gut. You don't let those closest to you know what's going on because no one gets it; no one can help. Sometimes you feel completely out of place, like you don't belong here. Everything hurts so much and you can't stand it anymore. You keep looking for ways to take it all away. You don't deserve to hurt like this anymore. And you don't have to. It's time to take control of your emotions so your emotions stop controlling you.
(513) 480-8326 View (513) 480-8326

See more therapy options for 45174

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 45174

20+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 45174 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Trauma and PTSD
84% Depression
72% Life Transitions
64% ADHD
64% Grief
60% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
82% Optum

How Therapists in 45174 see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 45174?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.