Therapists in 48236

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Alicia Bonahoom
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP, PLLC
Verified Verified
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My practice includes helping individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing such issues as relationship/divorce, depression, anxiety, and social and interpersonal problems. With a Marriage and Family Therapy background, I have particular experience working with marital difficulties, blended family/communication/divorce issues, and conflict resolution. I focus my treatment on working collaboratively with clients in a safe, trusting environment helping identify goals and a deeper awareness of themselves. I work together with clients finding ways to overcome obstacles and challenges by building on strengths and opportunities to make positive changes in their lives.
My practice includes helping individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing such issues as relationship/divorce, depression, anxiety, and social and interpersonal problems. With a Marriage and Family Therapy background, I have particular experience working with marital difficulties, blended family/communication/divorce issues, and conflict resolution. I focus my treatment on working collaboratively with clients in a safe, trusting environment helping identify goals and a deeper awareness of themselves. I work together with clients finding ways to overcome obstacles and challenges by building on strengths and opportunities to make positive changes in their lives.
(313) 346-5373 View (313) 346-5373
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Early Wellness Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, CTP-C
Verified Verified
Have you been thinking about finding additional support? Have you noticed increased stress, overwhelming emotions or moods, difficulty with school or work after COVID-19, or other emotional, social, or behavioral changes? Maybe you have wondered if it would be beneficial to work with someone. Therapy can help you, your child or your teen. Our goal is to provide our clients with the tools they need to support life-long mental health practices. These are applicable tools to be used to return to a place of stability, balance, and joy throughout your lives.
Have you been thinking about finding additional support? Have you noticed increased stress, overwhelming emotions or moods, difficulty with school or work after COVID-19, or other emotional, social, or behavioral changes? Maybe you have wondered if it would be beneficial to work with someone. Therapy can help you, your child or your teen. Our goal is to provide our clients with the tools they need to support life-long mental health practices. These are applicable tools to be used to return to a place of stability, balance, and joy throughout your lives.
(313) 217-6072 View (313) 217-6072
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Sarah Emmerson
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
Sarah loves to hear the stories of people, their life experiences and provides a space for self-reflection. In addition, Sarah is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as incorporates other modalities in working with clients including mindfulness, relational and attachment based therapies.
Sarah loves to hear the stories of people, their life experiences and provides a space for self-reflection. In addition, Sarah is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as incorporates other modalities in working with clients including mindfulness, relational and attachment based therapies.
(313) 351-9681 View (313) 351-9681
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Counseling Concerns LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NHA, LPC
Verified Verified
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Laura-I'm a master's degreed Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 20+ years experience. Email me today-meet with me tomorrow! I successfully work with clients experiencing anxiety and/or depression when dealing with life issues such as: loneliness, relationship struggles or breakups, new to dating or having difficulties with dating, child/sibling/family conflicts or estrangements, co-worker/“bad boss” stress, problems related to finances/spending addictions, women's issues, etc. I offer Telehealth online video counseling-its easy! I email you a link which you click on to connect to your counseling session.
Hello my name is Laura-I'm a master's degreed Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 20+ years experience. Email me today-meet with me tomorrow! I successfully work with clients experiencing anxiety and/or depression when dealing with life issues such as: loneliness, relationship struggles or breakups, new to dating or having difficulties with dating, child/sibling/family conflicts or estrangements, co-worker/“bad boss” stress, problems related to finances/spending addictions, women's issues, etc. I offer Telehealth online video counseling-its easy! I email you a link which you click on to connect to your counseling session.
(313) 484-2725 View (313) 484-2725
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Executive Coaching and Wellness
MSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236  (Online Only)
With both MSW and MBA degrees, as well as 15+ years experience, I am returning to clinical social work in support of professionals experiencing stress/anxiety/depression related to their work environment and/or those seeking life and career coaching. I delivered direct mental health therapy at the beginning of my career, and have multiple published articles on evidence based practice in statewide healthcare environments. Now, I am returning to direct service to help clients (especially minority-identified) navigate stressful work environments and life/career transitions. www.ecawcoaching.com
With both MSW and MBA degrees, as well as 15+ years experience, I am returning to clinical social work in support of professionals experiencing stress/anxiety/depression related to their work environment and/or those seeking life and career coaching. I delivered direct mental health therapy at the beginning of my career, and have multiple published articles on evidence based practice in statewide healthcare environments. Now, I am returning to direct service to help clients (especially minority-identified) navigate stressful work environments and life/career transitions. www.ecawcoaching.com
(313) 824-3034 View (313) 824-3034
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Kathleen Marie Schaefer
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236  (Online Only)
I provide counseling and consulting pre-and post conviction to adult male and female clients in Federal and State criminal justice matters including pre-trial, sentencing, parole board interviews and public hearings, rehabilitation counseling for clients in prisons and commutation of sentence.
I provide counseling and consulting pre-and post conviction to adult male and female clients in Federal and State criminal justice matters including pre-trial, sentencing, parole board interviews and public hearings, rehabilitation counseling for clients in prisons and commutation of sentence.
(313) 499-9969 View (313) 499-9969
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Benjamin Tate
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you experiencing challenges and feeling helpless? Are you constantly worried and overwhelmed? Traumatic experiences often create a sense of helplessness. Finding a connection with a therapist can also be very stressful. If you struggle with anxiety, isolation and decreased self-image, I believe I can be the therapist for you. Becoming a therapist has allowed me to meet many brave people. The greatest honor any therapist can hope for is to witness hope and confidence be introduced to a person's life. As a therapist I focus on providing a shame and judgment free space for you to enjoy the ability to be safe, open and honest.
Are you experiencing challenges and feeling helpless? Are you constantly worried and overwhelmed? Traumatic experiences often create a sense of helplessness. Finding a connection with a therapist can also be very stressful. If you struggle with anxiety, isolation and decreased self-image, I believe I can be the therapist for you. Becoming a therapist has allowed me to meet many brave people. The greatest honor any therapist can hope for is to witness hope and confidence be introduced to a person's life. As a therapist I focus on providing a shame and judgment free space for you to enjoy the ability to be safe, open and honest.
(586) 315-4339 View (586) 315-4339
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Tami Hubbard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236  (Online Only)
Are you having Mental health symptoms or awakening symptoms? Do you feel stuck in the OLD and wanting to become NEW? Are you experiencing symptoms mentally, emotionally and physically from the fear and uncertainty that is present ? Lets explore together what you need to move forward on this journey with more ease which will bring you into alignment and embodiment with your Whole Self. I have been on this Journey for years and facilitating others in this process of integration/transmutation along my path. Come and explore this 3 step process of natural awakening and evolve to new YOU! -
Are you having Mental health symptoms or awakening symptoms? Do you feel stuck in the OLD and wanting to become NEW? Are you experiencing symptoms mentally, emotionally and physically from the fear and uncertainty that is present ? Lets explore together what you need to move forward on this journey with more ease which will bring you into alignment and embodiment with your Whole Self. I have been on this Journey for years and facilitating others in this process of integration/transmutation along my path. Come and explore this 3 step process of natural awakening and evolve to new YOU! -
(541) 612-8360 View (541) 612-8360
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Emily Fell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236  (Online Only)
Let's create a relationship that supports you to feel more freedom and power. We'll use movement to help you tap into the wisdom of your body and practice making choices.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Michigan and Washington.
Let's create a relationship that supports you to feel more freedom and power. We'll use movement to help you tap into the wisdom of your body and practice making choices.  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Michigan and Washington.
(248) 654-8841 View (248) 654-8841
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Shanae Nyanankpe
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP, QMHP, CMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236  (Online Only)
I offer evidence-based psychotherapeutic services rooted in Cognitive Behavioral, Psychoanalytic, and Humanistic foundations. I offer authenticity. I offer empathy. I offer a safe space, free of judgement.
I offer evidence-based psychotherapeutic services rooted in Cognitive Behavioral, Psychoanalytic, and Humanistic foundations. I offer authenticity. I offer empathy. I offer a safe space, free of judgement.
(313) 992-7816 View (313) 992-7816
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Hayley Dymond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
The way I practice is driven by my innate curiousity about human behavior and the mind. I hope to create a safe space for clients so they can feel like they can explore their inner-workings without an ounce of judgement. My goal is to help clients feel more at home with themselves and support them as they become more in tune with their emotions. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches to tailor to your goals. Together we can explore early childhood roots of mental health issues by using attachment theory and psychodynamic theory, as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness to address present-day concerns.
The way I practice is driven by my innate curiousity about human behavior and the mind. I hope to create a safe space for clients so they can feel like they can explore their inner-workings without an ounce of judgement. My goal is to help clients feel more at home with themselves and support them as they become more in tune with their emotions. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches to tailor to your goals. Together we can explore early childhood roots of mental health issues by using attachment theory and psychodynamic theory, as well as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness to address present-day concerns.
(313) 513-6904 View (313) 513-6904
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Arianna Der Manulian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CST, CFSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm honored you're here. I admire your strength and courage to seek support through mental health therapy. I believe all individuals hold the ability to empower themselves through healing, acceptance, and understanding; both striving for inner peace and a sense of belonging in their world. I sincerely commend you for your bravery. Vulnerability is tough! My approach as a therapist is strengths-based, assisting individuals to recognize their inherent resilience through self-exploration and empowerment. Through warmth and compassion I aim to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, and supportive environment to attain your unique goals.
I'm honored you're here. I admire your strength and courage to seek support through mental health therapy. I believe all individuals hold the ability to empower themselves through healing, acceptance, and understanding; both striving for inner peace and a sense of belonging in their world. I sincerely commend you for your bravery. Vulnerability is tough! My approach as a therapist is strengths-based, assisting individuals to recognize their inherent resilience through self-exploration and empowerment. Through warmth and compassion I aim to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, and supportive environment to attain your unique goals.
(313) 450-9101 View (313) 450-9101
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Amy Lawrence-Skwiers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CSW
Verified Verified
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236  (Online Only)
Accepting new Telehealth clients throughout Michigan: Amy views therapy as a tool that enables clients to see beyond barriers, recognize new possibilities and take steps toward learning to maintain their own well-being. Amy works with individuals who are seeking assistance with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, improving relationship/marital issues or simply feeling overwhelmed by the stressors faced in everyday life. In addition to her years as a therapist Amy has also worked in the public sector as well as adjunct faculty at Wayne State University. She draws from a wealth of life experiences that make her relatable.
Accepting new Telehealth clients throughout Michigan: Amy views therapy as a tool that enables clients to see beyond barriers, recognize new possibilities and take steps toward learning to maintain their own well-being. Amy works with individuals who are seeking assistance with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, improving relationship/marital issues or simply feeling overwhelmed by the stressors faced in everyday life. In addition to her years as a therapist Amy has also worked in the public sector as well as adjunct faculty at Wayne State University. She draws from a wealth of life experiences that make her relatable.
(586) 447-7524 View (586) 447-7524
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Thrive In-Home Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grosse Pointe, MI 48236  (Online Only)
Does your life appear great on the outside, yet personally you feel unhappy? Whether you are an individual experiencing a change in your life or have a relationship in conflict, I can help. With over 17 years of experience, I have supported my clients through a variety of challenges such as life transitions, relational conflicts, anger issues, or changes in mood. I also working with those struggling with issues such as •Positive/Effective Communication • Conflict resolution • Repairing trust •Infidelity/affair •Difference in Parenting philosophy.
Does your life appear great on the outside, yet personally you feel unhappy? Whether you are an individual experiencing a change in your life or have a relationship in conflict, I can help. With over 17 years of experience, I have supported my clients through a variety of challenges such as life transitions, relational conflicts, anger issues, or changes in mood. I also working with those struggling with issues such as •Positive/Effective Communication • Conflict resolution • Repairing trust •Infidelity/affair •Difference in Parenting philosophy.
(313) 367-1305 View (313) 367-1305
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New Insights Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
l offer an individualized, integrated approach to therapy that is designed to address your specific needs and challenges. Whether you are experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues or any other life-changing situation, you can be assured that I will work closely with you to develop and maintain a professional, solution-focused treatment to address those needs. I specialize in treating trauma-related disorders and symptoms such as post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and panic attacks, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, domestic violence and others problems precipitated by a traumatic event.
l offer an individualized, integrated approach to therapy that is designed to address your specific needs and challenges. Whether you are experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues or any other life-changing situation, you can be assured that I will work closely with you to develop and maintain a professional, solution-focused treatment to address those needs. I specialize in treating trauma-related disorders and symptoms such as post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and panic attacks, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, domestic violence and others problems precipitated by a traumatic event.
(586) 649-3684 View (586) 649-3684
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London Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
London obtained her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University. She’s interested in working with adults who she can help identify their purpose and truest potential, using your life experiences to gain a deeper understanding to heal yourself from the inside out. Her clients will encounter a non-judgmental and caring environment that promotes growth, healing, and motivation. Everyone has their own trials and tribulations... the rest is still unwritten.
London obtained her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University. She’s interested in working with adults who she can help identify their purpose and truest potential, using your life experiences to gain a deeper understanding to heal yourself from the inside out. Her clients will encounter a non-judgmental and caring environment that promotes growth, healing, and motivation. Everyone has their own trials and tribulations... the rest is still unwritten.
(586) 400-2961 View (586) 400-2961
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Trilogy Holistic Wellness, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Hi! I'm Zipporah (Ms. Z). At Trilogy Holistic Wellness we work with adolescents and adults, providing individual and family therapy. Our therapy approach is based on the individual needs of the client from a holistic perspective. If you are seeking help with anger management, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and transitioning into adulthood we can assist you with obtaining your goals.
Hi! I'm Zipporah (Ms. Z). At Trilogy Holistic Wellness we work with adolescents and adults, providing individual and family therapy. Our therapy approach is based on the individual needs of the client from a holistic perspective. If you are seeking help with anger management, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and transitioning into adulthood we can assist you with obtaining your goals.
(313) 351-3159 View (313) 351-3159
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Silver Springs Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236  (Online Only)
Are you looking for self-improvement? Having a hard time with life-transitions that you feel stuck with? Struggling with grief and loss that overwhelms you? Having relationship issues that are causing anxiety? I'm sure this can cause a great deal of uncertainty regarding where to begin. I get it. At some point everyone struggles. Therapy can provide you insight to help you with a start. Where to begin. I look forward to working together and helping you work on your wellness.
Are you looking for self-improvement? Having a hard time with life-transitions that you feel stuck with? Struggling with grief and loss that overwhelms you? Having relationship issues that are causing anxiety? I'm sure this can cause a great deal of uncertainty regarding where to begin. I get it. At some point everyone struggles. Therapy can provide you insight to help you with a start. Where to begin. I look forward to working together and helping you work on your wellness.
(844) 749-8841 View (844) 749-8841
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Jason Eldred
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
Not accepting new clients
My path to becoming a therapist is very unique and I am thankful for the opportunities to serve people of all ages. Throughout my time as a clinician, I have enjoyed working with adolescents starting at the age of 8 through their teen years. I have also found a passion working with the family in sessions on various issues at home. I also enjoy working with adults and older adults on various concerns such as depression, anxiety, OCD, severe mental illness, self-esteem, and other internal conflicts. My role is not to "fix" the problem, but to help you see your potential by identifying distorted thoughts and replacing them!
My path to becoming a therapist is very unique and I am thankful for the opportunities to serve people of all ages. Throughout my time as a clinician, I have enjoyed working with adolescents starting at the age of 8 through their teen years. I have also found a passion working with the family in sessions on various issues at home. I also enjoy working with adults and older adults on various concerns such as depression, anxiety, OCD, severe mental illness, self-esteem, and other internal conflicts. My role is not to "fix" the problem, but to help you see your potential by identifying distorted thoughts and replacing them!
(313) 351-4916 View (313) 351-4916
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Luke Henke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I provide individual therapy to adults and have significant experience working with graduate and undergraduate college students, having trained and worked at Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Michigan. I specialize in working with anxiety, identity development concerns, shame, depression, ADHD and executive function concerns, stage of life transitions, project management, and dissertation completion. I also have experience working with substance use concerns; men's issues such as intimacy, emotional expression, and anger; family concerns/conflict; and interpersonal trauma.
I provide individual therapy to adults and have significant experience working with graduate and undergraduate college students, having trained and worked at Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Michigan. I specialize in working with anxiety, identity development concerns, shame, depression, ADHD and executive function concerns, stage of life transitions, project management, and dissertation completion. I also have experience working with substance use concerns; men's issues such as intimacy, emotional expression, and anger; family concerns/conflict; and interpersonal trauma.
(734) 888-9324 View (734) 888-9324

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 48236

80+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 48236 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
79% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
71% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
48% Blue Care Network
47% Blue Cross

How Therapists in 48236 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 48236?

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.