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Matthew Cleveland
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Matt is a distinguished clinician and a devoted husband and father of two, holding a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The Michigan School of Psychology. His familial roles enrich his professional perspective, adding a layer of depth and understanding to his practice. Specializing in delivering top-tier therapeutic care, Matt extends his expertise to children, adolescents, adults, and families. His extensive experience spans across diverse age groups and cultural backgrounds, and he has a particular acumen for addressing children’s needs in academic settings.
Matt is a distinguished clinician and a devoted husband and father of two, holding a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The Michigan School of Psychology. His familial roles enrich his professional perspective, adding a layer of depth and understanding to his practice. Specializing in delivering top-tier therapeutic care, Matt extends his expertise to children, adolescents, adults, and families. His extensive experience spans across diverse age groups and cultural backgrounds, and he has a particular acumen for addressing children’s needs in academic settings.
(586) 238-3242 View (586) 238-3242
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Andrew Bindewald
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BCN, LPC, BCB
Verified Verified
The good news is mental health is brain health, and by working together we can use your strengths to address your challenges via Counseling and Neurotherapy. I enjoy working with people that are motivated to address ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and those looking to add to their stress management skills. The world can be a challenging place, however, I can work with you or your loved one to bring out your strengths and add to your skillset. I use evidence based approaches such as CBT, Neurotherapy & DBT/ACT tenets. For those seeking I am happy to offer Christian Counseling as well.
The good news is mental health is brain health, and by working together we can use your strengths to address your challenges via Counseling and Neurotherapy. I enjoy working with people that are motivated to address ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and those looking to add to their stress management skills. The world can be a challenging place, however, I can work with you or your loved one to bring out your strengths and add to your skillset. I use evidence based approaches such as CBT, Neurotherapy & DBT/ACT tenets. For those seeking I am happy to offer Christian Counseling as well.
(248) 780-8884 View (248) 780-8884
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Mead Goedert
PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I believe the ideal therapist is a combination of nurturing and straightforward, and this is what I strive to embody in my work. In other words, I am sensitive and compassionate as I know life can be extremely painful and challenging. At the same time, I make every effort to "keep it real" with my patients. I try to point out things about themselves that may be difficult to hear, as sometimes this is the only way we can grow. I always maintain an emotionally supportive and environment, but you can also trust that I will be honest with you about what I'm thinking.
I believe the ideal therapist is a combination of nurturing and straightforward, and this is what I strive to embody in my work. In other words, I am sensitive and compassionate as I know life can be extremely painful and challenging. At the same time, I make every effort to "keep it real" with my patients. I try to point out things about themselves that may be difficult to hear, as sometimes this is the only way we can grow. I always maintain an emotionally supportive and environment, but you can also trust that I will be honest with you about what I'm thinking.
(248) 653-6495 View (248) 653-6495
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Karen Gales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CDP
Verified Verified
I am founder and owner of Gales Institute on Aging and Family Counseling, LLC. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. I am a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a compassionate warrior for families and individuals struggling with a loved one in cognitive or physical decline. I provide peace of mind to families through counseling, assessments and recommendations, resource provision, advocacy, educational workshops and lectures, support groups, mediation for adult siblings, caregiver support, and help navigating the healthcare system.
I am founder and owner of Gales Institute on Aging and Family Counseling, LLC. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. I am a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a compassionate warrior for families and individuals struggling with a loved one in cognitive or physical decline. I provide peace of mind to families through counseling, assessments and recommendations, resource provision, advocacy, educational workshops and lectures, support groups, mediation for adult siblings, caregiver support, and help navigating the healthcare system.
(947) 218-1501 View (947) 218-1501
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Merna Hermiz
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
In my work, I know that not every theoretical approach is suitable for a particular person, but instead depends instead on the needs and the individual psychology of that person. Thus, I work collaboratively with you based on your unique needs and desires in order to find the best way to help you. My approach is direct, empathic, supportive, and non-judgmental. I will respect and honor your beliefs and values, while seeking to challenge negative assumptions of self, identify destructive behavior patterns, while encouraging personal growth and change.
In my work, I know that not every theoretical approach is suitable for a particular person, but instead depends instead on the needs and the individual psychology of that person. Thus, I work collaboratively with you based on your unique needs and desires in order to find the best way to help you. My approach is direct, empathic, supportive, and non-judgmental. I will respect and honor your beliefs and values, while seeking to challenge negative assumptions of self, identify destructive behavior patterns, while encouraging personal growth and change.
(248) 422-0275 View (248) 422-0275
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Shauni Ford
Counselor, LLPC, MA
Verified Verified
West Bloomfield, MI 48322  (Online Only)
My niche is working with women in various life stages; pregnancy, postpartum, miscarriages, fertility issues, motherhood, single, & married. As a therapist, it is important that I focus on overall well-being, so the theoretical orientation I practice is dependent upon my unique client. I am a firm believer that everyone can achieve personal growth and development. It is my responsibility to create a safe, inclusive, and inviting environment. I am a lifetime learner, investing in gaining as much knowledge as I can; this allows me to serve my clients to the best of my abilities while developing professionally and personally.
My niche is working with women in various life stages; pregnancy, postpartum, miscarriages, fertility issues, motherhood, single, & married. As a therapist, it is important that I focus on overall well-being, so the theoretical orientation I practice is dependent upon my unique client. I am a firm believer that everyone can achieve personal growth and development. It is my responsibility to create a safe, inclusive, and inviting environment. I am a lifetime learner, investing in gaining as much knowledge as I can; this allows me to serve my clients to the best of my abilities while developing professionally and personally.
(248) 829-7969 View (248) 829-7969
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Lexi Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome to a journey of transformation and growth. I'm Lexi, a therapist with a passion for helping individuals and families discover their inner strength and resilience. Picture me as your compass on the path to emotional well-being. With a Master's in Social Work and a heart full of compassion, I'm here to guide you through life's twists and turns. Whether you are a parent who needs a non-judgmental ear and some guidance or a child, teen, or young adult who needs a relatable therapist to help you cope with life stressors, I will be here for you every step of the way, offering a unique approach to therapy.
Welcome to a journey of transformation and growth. I'm Lexi, a therapist with a passion for helping individuals and families discover their inner strength and resilience. Picture me as your compass on the path to emotional well-being. With a Master's in Social Work and a heart full of compassion, I'm here to guide you through life's twists and turns. Whether you are a parent who needs a non-judgmental ear and some guidance or a child, teen, or young adult who needs a relatable therapist to help you cope with life stressors, I will be here for you every step of the way, offering a unique approach to therapy.
(248) 846-0261 View (248) 846-0261
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Sydney Yourke
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TLLP
Verified Verified
I often view therapy like treating an ailment—it takes some time to heal and feel better. After a while, you regain your strength and feel like yourself again. Experiencing stressors or mental health troubles can make day-to-day functioning difficult. Therapy is a way to help navigate through life in a way that best suits your needs. This experience is cultivated between a therapist and client to work towards one's goals and the process of healing. This journey can be difficult on your own, so there is no shame nor judgement in asking for help.
I often view therapy like treating an ailment—it takes some time to heal and feel better. After a while, you regain your strength and feel like yourself again. Experiencing stressors or mental health troubles can make day-to-day functioning difficult. Therapy is a way to help navigate through life in a way that best suits your needs. This experience is cultivated between a therapist and client to work towards one's goals and the process of healing. This journey can be difficult on your own, so there is no shame nor judgement in asking for help.
(313) 513-5178 View (313) 513-5178
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Quality Of Life Therapy & Coaching
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
West Bloomfield, MI 48322  (Online Only)
I am Dr.Talia Ziv,licensed psychologist, Certified Life & Parent-Coach, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Certified Relationship Specialist, I practice ACT. I'm an Advanced Imago Relationship Therapist. (www.imagorelationships.org) My specialties include; Relational Life Satisfaction Coaching(couples, parents, families) & Recovery Coaching. Emphasis is on education & the recovery process, on enhancing overall wellness & resilience. I build long term relationships with my clients, supporting them in developing a sense of well-being & enhancing their quality of life.I work with adults and adolescents in individual, couple, family and group modalities. I am passionate about assisting people to develop and achieve relational wellness.
I am Dr.Talia Ziv,licensed psychologist, Certified Life & Parent-Coach, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, Certified Relationship Specialist, I practice ACT. I'm an Advanced Imago Relationship Therapist. (www.imagorelationships.org) My specialties include; Relational Life Satisfaction Coaching(couples, parents, families) & Recovery Coaching. Emphasis is on education & the recovery process, on enhancing overall wellness & resilience. I build long term relationships with my clients, supporting them in developing a sense of well-being & enhancing their quality of life.I work with adults and adolescents in individual, couple, family and group modalities. I am passionate about assisting people to develop and achieve relational wellness.
(248) 455-6655 View (248) 455-6655
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Mohamed A. Salam
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LLMSW, MS
Verified Verified
Empathy is the foundation of our work together. As a psychotherapist, I listen attentively to understand your emotions and your life challenges. Our therapeutic work will help you feel more fully alive by processing and understanding your emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. Your past often creates pain and suffering leaving scars that affect your present emotions and relationships. My goal is to help you recognize these challenges that make you feel overwhelmed and stuck. I will help you rework your thoughts and feelings to free you from the burden of the past and inspire you for the future.
Empathy is the foundation of our work together. As a psychotherapist, I listen attentively to understand your emotions and your life challenges. Our therapeutic work will help you feel more fully alive by processing and understanding your emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. Your past often creates pain and suffering leaving scars that affect your present emotions and relationships. My goal is to help you recognize these challenges that make you feel overwhelmed and stuck. I will help you rework your thoughts and feelings to free you from the burden of the past and inspire you for the future.
(248) 290-8340 View (248) 290-8340
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Rebecca Hayman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW, CAAC
Verified Verified
Recognizing and coping with signs depression or anxiety can feel like an uphill battle for many people. Talking to friends and family can get old really quickly, and it's important to know when it's time to reach out to a professional. I am a genuinely compassionate, empathic and understanding therapist who will give you the support you need to help you get to a better place emotionally and psychologically. I provide my clients guidance to develop healthier thinking patterns, improved interpersonal relationships, and a higher level of self-awareness that is beneficial to getting emotionally stronger, and maintaining that strength.
Recognizing and coping with signs depression or anxiety can feel like an uphill battle for many people. Talking to friends and family can get old really quickly, and it's important to know when it's time to reach out to a professional. I am a genuinely compassionate, empathic and understanding therapist who will give you the support you need to help you get to a better place emotionally and psychologically. I provide my clients guidance to develop healthier thinking patterns, improved interpersonal relationships, and a higher level of self-awareness that is beneficial to getting emotionally stronger, and maintaining that strength.
(248) 487-9207 View (248) 487-9207
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Gianna Garza
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TLLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
As a therapist, I utilize a person-centered approach to help you reduce stress, manage your emotions, and identify long and short term goals. I use evidenced based approaches (CBT, DBT, solution focused) to offer helpful tools.
As a therapist, I utilize a person-centered approach to help you reduce stress, manage your emotions, and identify long and short term goals. I use evidenced based approaches (CBT, DBT, solution focused) to offer helpful tools.
(248) 516-0492 x814 View (248) 516-0492 x814
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Rebecca K Zusel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
I believe in meeting my clients where they are today with a strong sense of empathy and compassion. I have been working with families, teens and adults since 2001; treating a variety of struggles such as anxiety, depression, relationships issues, parenting concerns, sexual dysfunction/health and more. I find that building a strong connection with my clients is essential in making progress in the therapeutic relationship. If you are struggling with work, life stress, relationships, and other transitional issues this is your first step. These roadblocks that keep you from living your best life can be overcome!
I believe in meeting my clients where they are today with a strong sense of empathy and compassion. I have been working with families, teens and adults since 2001; treating a variety of struggles such as anxiety, depression, relationships issues, parenting concerns, sexual dysfunction/health and more. I find that building a strong connection with my clients is essential in making progress in the therapeutic relationship. If you are struggling with work, life stress, relationships, and other transitional issues this is your first step. These roadblocks that keep you from living your best life can be overcome!
(248) 413-8038 View (248) 413-8038
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Carol Love Leach
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
My intention is to create a safe space for you to share your story and explore solutions. I believe that the therapist-client relationship is the critical element of therapeutic success. Here you will find comfort in a non-judgemental, client-centered therapeutic environment. I aim to make your therapy experience positive: a place where you feel heard, empowered, and encouraged with love, compassion and humor. The goal of treatment is to remove energetic, psychological and spiritual blockages to align you with your highest self; mind, body and spirit. I would honor the opportunity to assist you on your healing journey.
My intention is to create a safe space for you to share your story and explore solutions. I believe that the therapist-client relationship is the critical element of therapeutic success. Here you will find comfort in a non-judgemental, client-centered therapeutic environment. I aim to make your therapy experience positive: a place where you feel heard, empowered, and encouraged with love, compassion and humor. The goal of treatment is to remove energetic, psychological and spiritual blockages to align you with your highest self; mind, body and spirit. I would honor the opportunity to assist you on your healing journey.
(248) 266-9763 View (248) 266-9763
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Michelle A. May
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
My clients are busy professionals in a variety of careers who are struggling with stress, grief, and anxiety and want more peace and fulfillment in their life. They are looking for a therapist who is empathetic, culturally sensitive, and an expert at helping clients navigate stressors.
My clients are busy professionals in a variety of careers who are struggling with stress, grief, and anxiety and want more peace and fulfillment in their life. They are looking for a therapist who is empathetic, culturally sensitive, and an expert at helping clients navigate stressors.
(248) 243-4744 View (248) 243-4744
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Riley Nichols
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Riley Nichols is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with experience working with a wide range of demographics and presentations. Riley is person first and empathetically focused in practice working with adults, children, and adolescents. Riley focuses on individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, and difficulties in attachments. Riley earned his Master's degree in Social Work at New York University following undergraduate study in Psychology at Michigan State University.
Riley Nichols is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with experience working with a wide range of demographics and presentations. Riley is person first and empathetically focused in practice working with adults, children, and adolescents. Riley focuses on individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, and difficulties in attachments. Riley earned his Master's degree in Social Work at New York University following undergraduate study in Psychology at Michigan State University.
(248) 574-8195 View (248) 574-8195
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Brooke Bendix
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Growing up in today’s world isn’t easy! As a parent you want to ensure your 'GenZ'er has the emotional support they need to thrive in life. Imagine your child or teen with an improved sense of self-awareness and confidence in themselves. I provide a safe space to explore and manage their emotions and thoughts so they can develop a better sense of self. Our mission at Therapyology is to empower the next generation to lead a more valued life!
Growing up in today’s world isn’t easy! As a parent you want to ensure your 'GenZ'er has the emotional support they need to thrive in life. Imagine your child or teen with an improved sense of self-awareness and confidence in themselves. I provide a safe space to explore and manage their emotions and thoughts so they can develop a better sense of self. Our mission at Therapyology is to empower the next generation to lead a more valued life!
(248) 733-4899 x2 View (248) 733-4899 x2
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Judith E Lipson
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
I specialize in students of all ages who are not working at their potential. These include individuals with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Aspergers Syndrome, Work or School-related Anxiety, Gifted Learning Challenges, or Unconventional Learning Styles. Thirty years in public education has provided me with the experience to teach strategies to the student, and to recommend individualized accommodations and modifications to parents and educators. I also provide short-term counseling to rebuild self-esteem and motivation. I focus on the student's inherent gifts and am an advocate for the student.
I specialize in students of all ages who are not working at their potential. These include individuals with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Aspergers Syndrome, Work or School-related Anxiety, Gifted Learning Challenges, or Unconventional Learning Styles. Thirty years in public education has provided me with the experience to teach strategies to the student, and to recommend individualized accommodations and modifications to parents and educators. I also provide short-term counseling to rebuild self-esteem and motivation. I focus on the student's inherent gifts and am an advocate for the student.
(248) 716-0921 View (248) 716-0921
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Drew Bengel
Pre-Licensed Professional, LLMSW, AADC-DP
Not Verified Not Verified
My ideal client is one that has taken the first step in therapy: being open to getting help. My approach to therapy is to identify current issues a person is having, and identifying and creating goals both long term and short term. I believe the best way to solve a problem is to identify what the problem truly is, and create a plan using steps to overcome the problem.
My ideal client is one that has taken the first step in therapy: being open to getting help. My approach to therapy is to identify current issues a person is having, and identifying and creating goals both long term and short term. I believe the best way to solve a problem is to identify what the problem truly is, and create a plan using steps to overcome the problem.
(248) 243-8046 View (248) 243-8046
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Blake Giovanni Soulet
Counselor, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Bloomfield, MI 48322  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed on your path to well-being? You’re not alone. I’m Blake Soulet, a Professional Counselor here to help you harness your mental health and happiness. Together, we’ll tackle obstacles blocking your fulfillment and pave the way to a rewarding life. Facing personal challenges or seeking support to reach life goals? My door is open. Embark on a healing journey with me to realize your aspirations and improve your life quality.
Feeling overwhelmed on your path to well-being? You’re not alone. I’m Blake Soulet, a Professional Counselor here to help you harness your mental health and happiness. Together, we’ll tackle obstacles blocking your fulfillment and pave the way to a rewarding life. Facing personal challenges or seeking support to reach life goals? My door is open. Embark on a healing journey with me to realize your aspirations and improve your life quality.
(248) 422-0308 View (248) 422-0308
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Number of Therapists in 48322

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 48322 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
70% Grief
68% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% Aetna
57% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in 48322 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 48322?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.