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Huron Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130
I enjoy helping individuals and families improve their lives by sorting through their significant life events and utilizing a variety of techniques (learned over 17 years of counseling and from my own various life experiences).
I enjoy helping individuals and families improve their lives by sorting through their significant life events and utilizing a variety of techniques (learned over 17 years of counseling and from my own various life experiences).
(734) 301-4468 View (734) 301-4468
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Brett Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Dexter, MI 48130
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Brett Johnson and I have worked in mental health since 2006, first providing direct care. I received my a BA degree from Albion College in 2009, and served in the Peace Corps from 2010 to 2012 as a youth development volunteer in Bulgaria. Following my Peace Corps service, I worked as a case manager for adults who receive mental health services from 2012 to 2020. I received my MSW degree from Western Michigan University in 2020 and I have worked as a clinical social worker and therapist at Peaceful Mind Counseling Services since then.
Hello, my name is Brett Johnson and I have worked in mental health since 2006, first providing direct care. I received my a BA degree from Albion College in 2009, and served in the Peace Corps from 2010 to 2012 as a youth development volunteer in Bulgaria. Following my Peace Corps service, I worked as a case manager for adults who receive mental health services from 2012 to 2020. I received my MSW degree from Western Michigan University in 2020 and I have worked as a clinical social worker and therapist at Peaceful Mind Counseling Services since then.
(269) 247-5937 View (269) 247-5937
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David Moultrup
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130  (Online Only)
I see the many dimensions of life, including self identity, connections to others, history, humor, and so on, as central to the process of real healing. Bringing the invaluable benefit of a lifelong career as a psychotherapist to the healing experience, my contribution to the process of therapy simply cannot be summarized in a few words. I offer an approach that evolves to best meet the needs of each individual or couple.
I see the many dimensions of life, including self identity, connections to others, history, humor, and so on, as central to the process of real healing. Bringing the invaluable benefit of a lifelong career as a psychotherapist to the healing experience, my contribution to the process of therapy simply cannot be summarized in a few words. I offer an approach that evolves to best meet the needs of each individual or couple.
(617) 615-9912 View (617) 615-9912
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Kole Mason
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130  (Online Only)
You are not alone. You are not broken or defective. Help is available, and the first step is admitting to yourself that you need it. My ideal client is someone who is 25+, self-identifies with one or more marginalized groups, and wants to change their life/world by starting with themself. Common concerns I work with are: LGBTQIA+, low self-esteem/self-worth, post-traumatic stress, institutional/systemic abuse/barriers, loneliness, depression, anger, dysfunctional family of origin, adjustment difficulties, childhood abuse/neglect, identity development/exploration, anxiety, hypervigilance, and difficulties connecting with others.
You are not alone. You are not broken or defective. Help is available, and the first step is admitting to yourself that you need it. My ideal client is someone who is 25+, self-identifies with one or more marginalized groups, and wants to change their life/world by starting with themself. Common concerns I work with are: LGBTQIA+, low self-esteem/self-worth, post-traumatic stress, institutional/systemic abuse/barriers, loneliness, depression, anger, dysfunctional family of origin, adjustment difficulties, childhood abuse/neglect, identity development/exploration, anxiety, hypervigilance, and difficulties connecting with others.
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Traci Breniser (Hawkins) Wilson
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist working with everyday people with everyday struggles. My philosophy is guided by my unwavering belief in people's ability to achieve their greatest potential & become their true authentic self. I coach people who are feeling down, overwhelmed, anxious, conflicted, coping with change and transitions, making decisions, or struggling with marital or relationship challenges. While many people can manage their problems on their own, the therapeutic process often enables them to reach their goals and decrease symptoms and stress more quickly.
I am a psychologist working with everyday people with everyday struggles. My philosophy is guided by my unwavering belief in people's ability to achieve their greatest potential & become their true authentic self. I coach people who are feeling down, overwhelmed, anxious, conflicted, coping with change and transitions, making decisions, or struggling with marital or relationship challenges. While many people can manage their problems on their own, the therapeutic process often enables them to reach their goals and decrease symptoms and stress more quickly.
(517) 680-4193 View (517) 680-4193
Photo of Debbie Koeltzow, Psychologist in 48130, MI
Debbie Koeltzow
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130
I enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Each individual brings new and different elements to culturally reoccuring problems. Our work together usually enriches us both. As a CBT therapist, I believe the value of changing thoughts, beliefs and attitudes. These strategies are especially effective for anxiety, depression, addictions, anger and interpersonal interactions. I am also an advocate for personal choice and self care. So while changing thoughts and attitudes is helpful, the client decides which thoughts and attitudes they want to change. Finally, I supplement CBT with practical strategies for relationships, healthy lifestyles, relaxation, problem solving and general coping.
I enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds. Each individual brings new and different elements to culturally reoccuring problems. Our work together usually enriches us both. As a CBT therapist, I believe the value of changing thoughts, beliefs and attitudes. These strategies are especially effective for anxiety, depression, addictions, anger and interpersonal interactions. I am also an advocate for personal choice and self care. So while changing thoughts and attitudes is helpful, the client decides which thoughts and attitudes they want to change. Finally, I supplement CBT with practical strategies for relationships, healthy lifestyles, relaxation, problem solving and general coping.
(734) 442-2316 View (734) 442-2316
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Elyse Danielson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dexter, MI 48130
I have over twelve years of clinical experience initially in a hospital setting so I have a special passion for all things medical, I transitioned into private practice and fell in love with helping clients achieve their best quality of life. In session, I utilize EMDR and find it a huge asset to a client’s healing journey. I also will use a collaborative approach borrowing from several different therapy modalities Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, strength-based counseling, solution focused therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) routinely in sessions. I look forward to helping you on your journey to wellness.
I have over twelve years of clinical experience initially in a hospital setting so I have a special passion for all things medical, I transitioned into private practice and fell in love with helping clients achieve their best quality of life. In session, I utilize EMDR and find it a huge asset to a client’s healing journey. I also will use a collaborative approach borrowing from several different therapy modalities Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, strength-based counseling, solution focused therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) routinely in sessions. I look forward to helping you on your journey to wellness.
(989) 264-1857 View (989) 264-1857
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Madison Nicole Rowland
MA, TLLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dexter, MI 48130
Madison Rowland is a Limited License Psychologist working under the supervision of Dr. Martin Fletcher at Renew Hope Counseling. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology & Communication at Central Michigan University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at the Michigan School of Psychology.
Madison Rowland is a Limited License Psychologist working under the supervision of Dr. Martin Fletcher at Renew Hope Counseling. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology & Communication at Central Michigan University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at the Michigan School of Psychology.
(734) 849-3190 View (734) 849-3190
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Tamara Stiles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or other painful feelings? Do you experience difficulties with intense emotions sometimes? Most people do. When that happens, it can feel like your emotions are unmanageable- as if you are caught up in flood waters and you have no control over your environment, swept along wherever your emotions take you. Maybe a trauma in your past or a personality disorder can make these emotions even more challenging. Fortunately, therapy can help resolve these emotional strangleholds, and you can acquire peace of mind and mental wellbeing.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or other painful feelings? Do you experience difficulties with intense emotions sometimes? Most people do. When that happens, it can feel like your emotions are unmanageable- as if you are caught up in flood waters and you have no control over your environment, swept along wherever your emotions take you. Maybe a trauma in your past or a personality disorder can make these emotions even more challenging. Fortunately, therapy can help resolve these emotional strangleholds, and you can acquire peace of mind and mental wellbeing.
(734) 593-1137 View (734) 593-1137
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Jamie Laramore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dexter, MI 48130
My ideal client is a woman who is feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and anxious/depressed. She is really good at taking care of her loved ones but sometimes struggles with how to really take care of herself. She knows that she deserves to feel joy and peace but isn’t sure how to achieve it. My therapeutic approach is action based, present/future focused, typically short term (3-6 months), and goal centered. I’ve been practicing as a therapist for about 15 years and specialize in working with women who are feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and stressed. My clients tend to be high achieving, dependable women who others often rely on.
My ideal client is a woman who is feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and anxious/depressed. She is really good at taking care of her loved ones but sometimes struggles with how to really take care of herself. She knows that she deserves to feel joy and peace but isn’t sure how to achieve it. My therapeutic approach is action based, present/future focused, typically short term (3-6 months), and goal centered. I’ve been practicing as a therapist for about 15 years and specialize in working with women who are feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and stressed. My clients tend to be high achieving, dependable women who others often rely on.
(269) 280-0712 View (269) 280-0712
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Richard C Weaver
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAMS, II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dexter, MI 48130
Are you searching to find answers and for some reason, you're not finding the outcomes or resolutions for making your life better? Positive change can be difficult to achieve. Let me be the therapist assisting you through you life's challenging transitions. I can provide counseling that will give you the tools to better navigate through life's dilemmas. I treat adults and adolescents who are struggling through a variety of issues that are problematic for their current life's circumstances. Issues may include depression, anxiety, male and female issues, trauma, substance abuse, sexuality issues, and developmental transitions.
Are you searching to find answers and for some reason, you're not finding the outcomes or resolutions for making your life better? Positive change can be difficult to achieve. Let me be the therapist assisting you through you life's challenging transitions. I can provide counseling that will give you the tools to better navigate through life's dilemmas. I treat adults and adolescents who are struggling through a variety of issues that are problematic for their current life's circumstances. Issues may include depression, anxiety, male and female issues, trauma, substance abuse, sexuality issues, and developmental transitions.
(734) 219-6648 View (734) 219-6648
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Lucy M Grippo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dexter, MI 48130
Welcome! I am a clinical social worker who combines a holistic approach with research-supported therapeutic techniques in my clinical therapy practice. I am experienced working with those with anxiety, eating disorders, trauma and other adjustment issues. I have a special interest in supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community. I am enthusiastic about working with you through all of the diverse and personal manifestations of mental healthiness.
Welcome! I am a clinical social worker who combines a holistic approach with research-supported therapeutic techniques in my clinical therapy practice. I am experienced working with those with anxiety, eating disorders, trauma and other adjustment issues. I have a special interest in supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community. I am enthusiastic about working with you through all of the diverse and personal manifestations of mental healthiness.
(734) 600-9819 View (734) 600-9819
Photo of Allie Lyn VanSickle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48130, MI
Allie Lyn VanSickle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130
There is a reason you have decided to seek therapy for yourself or a loved one. The world is becoming an increasingly challenging place for those of any age to navigate. Whatever the reason that brings you to treatment, I am prepared to support you in identifying and treating the root cause(s) of problems that you are facing. While you are the expert in your own life, I will use only evidence-based approaches in assisting your exploration in what underlies the challenges you face. Also, for most younger kids and families, I develop individualized treatment manuals, so that parents can be directly involved in the treatment process.
There is a reason you have decided to seek therapy for yourself or a loved one. The world is becoming an increasingly challenging place for those of any age to navigate. Whatever the reason that brings you to treatment, I am prepared to support you in identifying and treating the root cause(s) of problems that you are facing. While you are the expert in your own life, I will use only evidence-based approaches in assisting your exploration in what underlies the challenges you face. Also, for most younger kids and families, I develop individualized treatment manuals, so that parents can be directly involved in the treatment process.
(734) 547-6373 View (734) 547-6373
Photo of Shelley Rychener Empower Me Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48130, MI
Shelley Rychener Empower Me Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130  (Online Only)
Congratulations! You've taken the first step toward feeling better by reaching out for support. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 26 years of experience. I have successfully helped clients with such issues as stress and anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, & depression. My style of therapy is very upfront, as I have found that being direct with clients (and them being direct as well) has been the most effective way to progress through challenges. At the same time, I work hard to treat everyone with respect and compassion. I also love to laugh, and utilize humor as part of my therapy regularly.
Congratulations! You've taken the first step toward feeling better by reaching out for support. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 26 years of experience. I have successfully helped clients with such issues as stress and anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, & depression. My style of therapy is very upfront, as I have found that being direct with clients (and them being direct as well) has been the most effective way to progress through challenges. At the same time, I work hard to treat everyone with respect and compassion. I also love to laugh, and utilize humor as part of my therapy regularly.
(734) 396-8997 View (734) 396-8997
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Halene Waytes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, CHAIS
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting new clients (5/17/24). Hi, my name is Halene (pronounced like Helene). It is my pleasure and an honor to be chosen as a part of a therapeutic relationship. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to discuss what is bothering them, be heard, and find assistance. Whether clients are trying to make sense out of life changes that are affecting their mood, or struggling with anxiety, substance use, or ADHD symptoms, I enjoy helping people find creative ways to improve their quality of life.
Currently not accepting new clients (5/17/24). Hi, my name is Halene (pronounced like Helene). It is my pleasure and an honor to be chosen as a part of a therapeutic relationship. My goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to discuss what is bothering them, be heard, and find assistance. Whether clients are trying to make sense out of life changes that are affecting their mood, or struggling with anxiety, substance use, or ADHD symptoms, I enjoy helping people find creative ways to improve their quality of life.
(313) 466-5469 View (313) 466-5469
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Mary Deneau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you ready to dive in but totally scared? I get it, so let's do it together. I wont judge you on your past and certainly don't care if you show up to session in sweats and a messy bun. I will allow your voice to be heard in a safe environment where you can you to let go of anxiety and build your confidence to live the life you truly want. It will be a healing journey full of growth and overall improved well being. We can focus on practical solutions or go deeper and help you discover an inner peace by letting go of what is no longer serving you. Whatever it is, we will do it together.
Are you ready to dive in but totally scared? I get it, so let's do it together. I wont judge you on your past and certainly don't care if you show up to session in sweats and a messy bun. I will allow your voice to be heard in a safe environment where you can you to let go of anxiety and build your confidence to live the life you truly want. It will be a healing journey full of growth and overall improved well being. We can focus on practical solutions or go deeper and help you discover an inner peace by letting go of what is no longer serving you. Whatever it is, we will do it together.
(734) 519-7797 View (734) 519-7797
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Amanda Grey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dexter, MI 48130
As a therapist, my goal is to blend evidence-based methods with a humanistic and holistic approach, placing a strong emphasis on trauma-informed care and the relationship between Client and Therapist. I believe that each individual’s path is unique, and I am here to provide a welcoming space for you to explore your challenges.
As a therapist, my goal is to blend evidence-based methods with a humanistic and holistic approach, placing a strong emphasis on trauma-informed care and the relationship between Client and Therapist. I believe that each individual’s path is unique, and I am here to provide a welcoming space for you to explore your challenges.
(734) 415-6355 View (734) 415-6355
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Sheri Leighton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130
Unfortunately...Life is not fair. We may get knocked down by things out of our control, but it’s always our responsibility to get back up. Choosing therapy is a brave step in putting your pieces back together, a step towards freedom, happiness, and being the best you. My name is Sheri Leighton and I am a Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker (LMSW). I graduated from The University of Michigan School of Social Work Program in 2005.
Unfortunately...Life is not fair. We may get knocked down by things out of our control, but it’s always our responsibility to get back up. Choosing therapy is a brave step in putting your pieces back together, a step towards freedom, happiness, and being the best you. My name is Sheri Leighton and I am a Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker (LMSW). I graduated from The University of Michigan School of Social Work Program in 2005.
(734) 726-9200 View (734) 726-9200
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Laura A Stahl
Counselor, LLC, RN
Verified Verified
Dexter, MI 48130
Available openings! Vast & meaningful service as an RN with passion for mental health finds me uniquely qualified as a professional counselor to many, particularly members of the healthcare community. Also, I am well-versed with the unique developmental period of emerging adulthood. I acknowledge & respect the bravery in pursuing the counseling process, & my clients may expect me to offer an authentic & nonjudgmental presence while not shying away from challenging them in the name of exploration and growth. I believe that my clients know themselves best & that an environment in which they feel free & safe to share is essential.
Available openings! Vast & meaningful service as an RN with passion for mental health finds me uniquely qualified as a professional counselor to many, particularly members of the healthcare community. Also, I am well-versed with the unique developmental period of emerging adulthood. I acknowledge & respect the bravery in pursuing the counseling process, & my clients may expect me to offer an authentic & nonjudgmental presence while not shying away from challenging them in the name of exploration and growth. I believe that my clients know themselves best & that an environment in which they feel free & safe to share is essential.
(734) 280-3580 View (734) 280-3580
Photo of Anne Sanderson, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 48130, MI
Anne Sanderson, LMSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dexter, MI 48130
My practice is focused on individuals struggling with loss; trauma (past or present); a family member's addiction or mental illness; major life transitions, including divorce; depression; anxiety and other challenges. I tailor my approach to fit the client's unique concerns, drawing from models including cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed "parts" work and mindfulness based practices.
My practice is focused on individuals struggling with loss; trauma (past or present); a family member's addiction or mental illness; major life transitions, including divorce; depression; anxiety and other challenges. I tailor my approach to fit the client's unique concerns, drawing from models including cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed "parts" work and mindfulness based practices.
(734) 606-4890 View (734) 606-4890

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 48130

80+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in 48130 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Grief
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Blue Care Network
42% Aetna

How Therapists in 48130 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 48130?

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.