Photo of Quinn at Bloom Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 45242, OH
Quinn at Bloom Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Therapist for neurodivergent adults. I am ND-affirming and accepting of self-diagnosis. I use a very non-traditional approach to help you find your most authentic and self. I am trauma informed and use lived experience to build strong relationships with my clients. I specialize in dissociative disorders, unmasking autism and accepting disability, internalized ableism, religious trauma, LGBTQ+ community, and family or origin trauma.
Therapist for neurodivergent adults. I am ND-affirming and accepting of self-diagnosis. I use a very non-traditional approach to help you find your most authentic and self. I am trauma informed and use lived experience to build strong relationships with my clients. I specialize in dissociative disorders, unmasking autism and accepting disability, internalized ableism, religious trauma, LGBTQ+ community, and family or origin trauma.
(513) 506-0384 View (513) 506-0384
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Terri L Telesz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Ash, OH 45242
Find Your Way is a counseling practice helping kids ages 12-19 who are trying to navigate their way through difficult times. I focus on kids struggling with anxiety and depression. Stressors can come from issues with family/parents, peers/social media, school, sports, college preparation, self-esteem and gender and sexual identity. When kids are overloaded with life’s worries and it is not managed in a healthy manner, it can lead to anxiety and depression.I want to be able to provide them with tools they can use to help them reduce, eliminate or cope with their concerns and worries that leads to their depression and anxiety.
Find Your Way is a counseling practice helping kids ages 12-19 who are trying to navigate their way through difficult times. I focus on kids struggling with anxiety and depression. Stressors can come from issues with family/parents, peers/social media, school, sports, college preparation, self-esteem and gender and sexual identity. When kids are overloaded with life’s worries and it is not managed in a healthy manner, it can lead to anxiety and depression.I want to be able to provide them with tools they can use to help them reduce, eliminate or cope with their concerns and worries that leads to their depression and anxiety.
(513) 392-8089 View (513) 392-8089
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Hackett Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LICDC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45242
I provide a comprehensive solution based counseling method to address many different issues. I provide individual, group, couples, and family counseling. I also provide consultation on various issues for businesses. Trainings, seminars, and workshops are available on a variety of issues.
I provide a comprehensive solution based counseling method to address many different issues. I provide individual, group, couples, and family counseling. I also provide consultation on various issues for businesses. Trainings, seminars, and workshops are available on a variety of issues.
(513) 399-8802 View (513) 399-8802
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Dan Bielecki
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LICDCCS
Verified Verified
Blue Ash, OH 45242
Dan understands that the key to an effective and positive therapy experience is to first understand the individual. He further describes his role as a guide for those struggling with mental strife or unrest as they transition to a place of peace. He follows the adage by Irvin Yalom that “everything is grist for the therapy mill;” in that everyday events can help one to better understand circumstances and become empowered to manage the current situation.
Dan understands that the key to an effective and positive therapy experience is to first understand the individual. He further describes his role as a guide for those struggling with mental strife or unrest as they transition to a place of peace. He follows the adage by Irvin Yalom that “everything is grist for the therapy mill;” in that everyday events can help one to better understand circumstances and become empowered to manage the current situation.
(513) 457-7942 View (513) 457-7942
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Candida Crasto
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT-TRN
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45242
My choice to become a therapist is based on my personal experience with therapy as well as my belief that everyone has the potential to uncover and enjoy their authentic selves. I have spent time understanding the construct of identity as it relates to self-acceptance, self- worth, and self-actualization. These themes are not only core to the self, but also integral parts of our interpersonal relationships - partners, children, friends, and communities. Trauma, belief systems, and life experiences create a default mode of operation. Undoing these is a gentle process of vulnerability and self-trust.
My choice to become a therapist is based on my personal experience with therapy as well as my belief that everyone has the potential to uncover and enjoy their authentic selves. I have spent time understanding the construct of identity as it relates to self-acceptance, self- worth, and self-actualization. These themes are not only core to the self, but also integral parts of our interpersonal relationships - partners, children, friends, and communities. Trauma, belief systems, and life experiences create a default mode of operation. Undoing these is a gentle process of vulnerability and self-trust.
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Heidi Nunemaker, LPCC, LLC
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Blue Ash, OH 45242
A wise person in my life once said, "You cannot feel the greatest joys in life, if you have not experienced the depths of sadness." Ironically, it is when life hurts the most we have the greatest capacity of growth. If you are working through life transitions, grappling with questions about identity and purpose, experiencing relationship issues or emotional difficulties, I can help. I will work collaboratively with you to draw upon your strengths and experience in order to grow. My ability to listen and connect will enable you to feel safe enough to explore what brought you to counseling.
A wise person in my life once said, "You cannot feel the greatest joys in life, if you have not experienced the depths of sadness." Ironically, it is when life hurts the most we have the greatest capacity of growth. If you are working through life transitions, grappling with questions about identity and purpose, experiencing relationship issues or emotional difficulties, I can help. I will work collaboratively with you to draw upon your strengths and experience in order to grow. My ability to listen and connect will enable you to feel safe enough to explore what brought you to counseling.
(513) 898-0456 View (513) 898-0456
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Noah Lankford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Blue Ash, OH 45242
Noah Lankford, PsyD, has experience working with children, families, adolescents and adults. He worked primarily with children and families from 2012-2015 in community mental health and partial hospitalization programs. Dr. Lankford has also counseled college students at Michigan State and Xavier University. For three years, he trained at the Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio, conducting group therapy and DBT skills training for adult patients in the residential treatment program. He has also conducted neuropsychological assessments for the Cincinnati Bengals, in collaboration with Dr. Thomas Sullivan.
Noah Lankford, PsyD, has experience working with children, families, adolescents and adults. He worked primarily with children and families from 2012-2015 in community mental health and partial hospitalization programs. Dr. Lankford has also counseled college students at Michigan State and Xavier University. For three years, he trained at the Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio, conducting group therapy and DBT skills training for adult patients in the residential treatment program. He has also conducted neuropsychological assessments for the Cincinnati Bengals, in collaboration with Dr. Thomas Sullivan.
(513) 647-5162 View (513) 647-5162
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Libbey Ketterer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45242
I enjoy working with clients who hated their last therapy experience, clients who feel defeated by their relationship with food and their body, and clients who are sick of anxiety ruling their life. I aim to support, challenge, and empower you to determine what your goals are and make meaningful progress toward them. Anyone seeking support to confront their unique difficulties is welcome here. I am well-versed in trauma-informed care and focus on being sensitive to cultural issues and marginalized groups. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I take pride in providing LGBTQ+-affirming care.
I enjoy working with clients who hated their last therapy experience, clients who feel defeated by their relationship with food and their body, and clients who are sick of anxiety ruling their life. I aim to support, challenge, and empower you to determine what your goals are and make meaningful progress toward them. Anyone seeking support to confront their unique difficulties is welcome here. I am well-versed in trauma-informed care and focus on being sensitive to cultural issues and marginalized groups. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I take pride in providing LGBTQ+-affirming care.
(513) 960-3591 View (513) 960-3591
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Ashley Mauric
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Life can be really intimidating, especially if you’re a twenty-something. You set high expectations for yourself. The pressures of work, school, friends, family, and maintaining a social life keep growing and it's becoming overwhelming. You tend to put yourself and your needs behind the needs of others. It can feel hard to say no and set boundaries with people in your life. Internally, you feel worried and overthink. You're anxious and stressed. It's uncomfortable and exhausting to feel this way. Your goal is to be happy & successful, but something keeps holding you back from living your life to the fullest.
Life can be really intimidating, especially if you’re a twenty-something. You set high expectations for yourself. The pressures of work, school, friends, family, and maintaining a social life keep growing and it's becoming overwhelming. You tend to put yourself and your needs behind the needs of others. It can feel hard to say no and set boundaries with people in your life. Internally, you feel worried and overthink. You're anxious and stressed. It's uncomfortable and exhausting to feel this way. Your goal is to be happy & successful, but something keeps holding you back from living your life to the fullest.
(513) 855-6448 View (513) 855-6448
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Sherry Grooms
Counselor, LPCC-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Not accepting new clients
My counseling style is warm and collaborative, nonjudgmental and supportive. Working closely with each individual, I help build upon personal strengths to encourage healing and hope. For several years I have worked with all ages, treating effects of troublesome behaviors or moods, traumatic events, life-transition issues, crippling anxiety, or consuming substance issues. I use evidence based treatment strategies including (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (DBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Reality Therapy and creative expression. I also offer a unique early intervention program often referred by schools and Probation Officers to address teen substance usage and encourage informed choices.
My counseling style is warm and collaborative, nonjudgmental and supportive. Working closely with each individual, I help build upon personal strengths to encourage healing and hope. For several years I have worked with all ages, treating effects of troublesome behaviors or moods, traumatic events, life-transition issues, crippling anxiety, or consuming substance issues. I use evidence based treatment strategies including (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (DBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Reality Therapy and creative expression. I also offer a unique early intervention program often referred by schools and Probation Officers to address teen substance usage and encourage informed choices.
(513) 437-0634 View (513) 437-0634
Photo of Sara Elam, Licensed Professional Counselor in 45242, OH
Sara Elam
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Blue Ash, OH 45242
Do you feel like you struggle to do everyday things that seem to come easily to others? Do you find that you’re your own worst enemy or harshest critic? Do you feel like everyone’s last priority - including your own? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to break free? Despite how it may feel, I promise you that you are not alone!
Do you feel like you struggle to do everyday things that seem to come easily to others? Do you find that you’re your own worst enemy or harshest critic? Do you feel like everyone’s last priority - including your own? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to break free? Despite how it may feel, I promise you that you are not alone!
(513) 796-5849 View (513) 796-5849
Photo of Kathryn H. Leugers, Psychologist in 45242, OH
Kathryn H. Leugers
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Ash, OH 45242
My goal is to help my clients identify what they most want in their lives and assist them in building the directed motivation, emotional strength and skills needed to achieve those goals. I am passionate about developing strong individuals and families to enable them to reach their highest level of purpose, passion, and functioning. You may be ready to jump in or need to more fully understand your past, present, or future goals before you can move forward. Wherever you are, I will meet you there.
My goal is to help my clients identify what they most want in their lives and assist them in building the directed motivation, emotional strength and skills needed to achieve those goals. I am passionate about developing strong individuals and families to enable them to reach their highest level of purpose, passion, and functioning. You may be ready to jump in or need to more fully understand your past, present, or future goals before you can move forward. Wherever you are, I will meet you there.
(513) 718-9010 x1 View (513) 718-9010 x1
Photo of Marcie O'Neil, MSW, LISW-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 45242, OH
Marcie O'Neil, MSW, LISW-S
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Cincinnati, OH 45242
I have worked in private practice since 1995. In that time, I have come to appreciate the collaboration and interplay between my clients and myself. I encourage people to pursue adaptations of their ideas, life choices and relationships as a way of taking charge of their own lives. Usually it takes many small shifts and multiple steps to lead to a beneficial outcome. It's not easy but therapy can be rewarding and life altering with the development of insight and the use of extra support to move forward.
I have worked in private practice since 1995. In that time, I have come to appreciate the collaboration and interplay between my clients and myself. I encourage people to pursue adaptations of their ideas, life choices and relationships as a way of taking charge of their own lives. Usually it takes many small shifts and multiple steps to lead to a beneficial outcome. It's not easy but therapy can be rewarding and life altering with the development of insight and the use of extra support to move forward.
(513) 429-7217 View (513) 429-7217
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Inclusive Counseling
Counselor, MA, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blue Ash, OH 45242
We all travel our own unique journey. I am here to assist in unlocking your positive attributes, strengths, and abilities. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, abuse or trauma symptoms, relationship issues, low self worth, or grief? I can help you get relief from the symptoms that are disrupting your quality of life and often heal the underlying causes of your problems so you have greater peace, happiness, and ability to live your life.
We all travel our own unique journey. I am here to assist in unlocking your positive attributes, strengths, and abilities. Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, abuse or trauma symptoms, relationship issues, low self worth, or grief? I can help you get relief from the symptoms that are disrupting your quality of life and often heal the underlying causes of your problems so you have greater peace, happiness, and ability to live your life.
(513) 951-6032 View (513) 951-6032
Photo of Stephen J Billmann, Psychologist in 45242, OH
Stephen J Billmann
Psychologist, PsyD, DABSM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montgomery, OH 45242
TELEHEALTH FOR ALL OF OHIO. Are you having trouble with your sleep at night? Are you tired of being tired and frustrated? Are you sick of lying awake at night wondering if you are ever going to get some decent sleep? You have tried everything like cutting caffeine, not watching the clock, sleeping in a different bed and even sleep medications BUT... no sleep. As the only adult insomnia specialist in the Cincinnati area certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine, I am uniquely qualified to help. I offer medication-free Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for insomnia. Treatment is short-term, lasting 3-5 sessions.
TELEHEALTH FOR ALL OF OHIO. Are you having trouble with your sleep at night? Are you tired of being tired and frustrated? Are you sick of lying awake at night wondering if you are ever going to get some decent sleep? You have tried everything like cutting caffeine, not watching the clock, sleeping in a different bed and even sleep medications BUT... no sleep. As the only adult insomnia specialist in the Cincinnati area certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine, I am uniquely qualified to help. I offer medication-free Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for insomnia. Treatment is short-term, lasting 3-5 sessions.
(513) 808-4765 View (513) 808-4765
Photo of William J. Kass, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 45242, OH
William J. Kass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Blue Ash, OH 45242
The healing power of human connection cannot be overstated, and I believe this is what therapy is all about. My goal as a therapist is to provide the opportunity for you or your child to share whatever hardship you're experiencing, or goal you're working toward, and be met with compassion, empathy, and a sense of unconditional support. The space that is shared when a therapist and client meet is sacred. My hope is that you will find the room you need to explore and work through any hardship or toward any goal when you are in therapy.
The healing power of human connection cannot be overstated, and I believe this is what therapy is all about. My goal as a therapist is to provide the opportunity for you or your child to share whatever hardship you're experiencing, or goal you're working toward, and be met with compassion, empathy, and a sense of unconditional support. The space that is shared when a therapist and client meet is sacred. My hope is that you will find the room you need to explore and work through any hardship or toward any goal when you are in therapy.
(513) 790-6215 View (513) 790-6215
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Angela Ridgley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S, RYT
Verified Verified
Blue Ash, OH 45242
With over 12 years of experience in the field, I specialize in helping college students, young adults, and couples who are struggling with relationship issues, life transitions, and self-esteem. I am especially passionate about helping young women find and rebuild body positivity, as I understand the immense pressures of social media comparison and online dating in today’s world. With rising rates of anxiety and depression in young people, I take pride in creating an inclusive, welcoming, and LGBTQIA+ allied practice.
With over 12 years of experience in the field, I specialize in helping college students, young adults, and couples who are struggling with relationship issues, life transitions, and self-esteem. I am especially passionate about helping young women find and rebuild body positivity, as I understand the immense pressures of social media comparison and online dating in today’s world. With rising rates of anxiety and depression in young people, I take pride in creating an inclusive, welcoming, and LGBTQIA+ allied practice.
(513) 657-3985 View (513) 657-3985
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Laura Holdcraft
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montgomery, OH 45242
You or your adolescent may be experiencing anxiety, depression, emotional sensitivity, relationship issues or difficulty focusing. I have extensive experience as a doctoral-level cognitive behavioral therapist and I believe helping individuals understand how their thoughts and behaviors contribute to intense emotions is key to mental health. Challenging unhealthy thinking and learning how to think differently can be very effective. I teach specific and diverse skills and coach people on using them in real-life situations. I often share behavioral management techniques to help clients gain control over repetitive or compulsive actions and reduce anxiety in feared situations.
You or your adolescent may be experiencing anxiety, depression, emotional sensitivity, relationship issues or difficulty focusing. I have extensive experience as a doctoral-level cognitive behavioral therapist and I believe helping individuals understand how their thoughts and behaviors contribute to intense emotions is key to mental health. Challenging unhealthy thinking and learning how to think differently can be very effective. I teach specific and diverse skills and coach people on using them in real-life situations. I often share behavioral management techniques to help clients gain control over repetitive or compulsive actions and reduce anxiety in feared situations.
(513) 817-0612 View (513) 817-0612
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Inclusive Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Blue Ash, OH 45242
As a practice, we welcome clients of all types. If you identify as a minority: gender and sexuality diverse, disabled/differently abled, non-traditional spiritual beliefs (religious trauma), racial, ethnic, and/or neurodivergent we want you to know that you are welcomed here. If you feel you are not in any of the above categories but want to work to reach your full potential, you are also welcome here! We know that reaching out can often be the scariest step, we will do what we can to make everything simple for you.
As a practice, we welcome clients of all types. If you identify as a minority: gender and sexuality diverse, disabled/differently abled, non-traditional spiritual beliefs (religious trauma), racial, ethnic, and/or neurodivergent we want you to know that you are welcomed here. If you feel you are not in any of the above categories but want to work to reach your full potential, you are also welcome here! We know that reaching out can often be the scariest step, we will do what we can to make everything simple for you.
(513) 916-2455 View (513) 916-2455
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Latrice R Smith
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Montgomery, OH 45242
I am committed to providing a safe judgment-free atmosphere for you to feel heard and understood. It is my desire to help individuals use the strength within themselves to overcome obstacles and achieve personal goals. While participating in therapy I strive to help you identify tools that will help you remain motivated and hopeful in order to live a full and satisfying life.
I am committed to providing a safe judgment-free atmosphere for you to feel heard and understood. It is my desire to help individuals use the strength within themselves to overcome obstacles and achieve personal goals. While participating in therapy I strive to help you identify tools that will help you remain motivated and hopeful in order to live a full and satisfying life.
(513) 449-2301 View (513) 449-2301

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 45242

200+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 45242 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
71% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Aetna
61% Optum
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 45242 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 45242?

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.