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Anne Crile
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242  (Online Only)
I am an Iowa, California & Arizona licensed marriage and family therapist (IA 126195, CA 86294, AZ 15639). I am a Midwestern transplant to the West Coast with nearly two decades of experience helping those who are grieving and more than a decade practicing as a therapist. I specialize in working with couples & individuals navigating life-altering medical conditions; women overwhelmed in the face of work, family & personal pressure; and couples struggling to create or restore fulfilling connection.
I am an Iowa, California & Arizona licensed marriage and family therapist (IA 126195, CA 86294, AZ 15639). I am a Midwestern transplant to the West Coast with nearly two decades of experience helping those who are grieving and more than a decade practicing as a therapist. I specialize in working with couples & individuals navigating life-altering medical conditions; women overwhelmed in the face of work, family & personal pressure; and couples struggling to create or restore fulfilling connection.
(319) 205-1444 View (319) 205-1444
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Dan Stribling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52242  (Online Only)
Thank you for considering me for your healing journey. Many clients that I work with are members of the LGBTQ community, both teens and adults. In addition, I am a great fit for adults interested in finding the tools to navigate an increasingly more challenging world. I offer individual services as well as relationship therapy services. My areas of clinical expertise are working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship concerns. I also have extensive experience supporting folks navigating grief and loss.
Thank you for considering me for your healing journey. Many clients that I work with are members of the LGBTQ community, both teens and adults. In addition, I am a great fit for adults interested in finding the tools to navigate an increasingly more challenging world. I offer individual services as well as relationship therapy services. My areas of clinical expertise are working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship concerns. I also have extensive experience supporting folks navigating grief and loss.
(319) 844-5361 View (319) 844-5361
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ABCD Therapy & Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242  (Online Only)
We are a team of highly skilled folks who serve a wide variety of client needs. Our agency specifically focuses on support people who have struggled with trauma or complex trauma needs, including child sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, religious trauma, refugee experiences and survivors of torture. We also support clients who are navigating key identity struggles including transgender and gender diverse clients, racial identity and trauma, grief and loss, and relationship and life transitions. We are experts in multicultural care, and in experiences of anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and BPD.
We are a team of highly skilled folks who serve a wide variety of client needs. Our agency specifically focuses on support people who have struggled with trauma or complex trauma needs, including child sexual abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, religious trauma, refugee experiences and survivors of torture. We also support clients who are navigating key identity struggles including transgender and gender diverse clients, racial identity and trauma, grief and loss, and relationship and life transitions. We are experts in multicultural care, and in experiences of anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction and BPD.
(515) 824-5002 View (515) 824-5002
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Wendy Jo Stokesbary
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242
Not accepting new clients
I am currently only open for new children and family clients. I am especially interested in helping to build healthy and resilient children and families through compassionate and experienced therapy. Children who are demonstrating problems with defiant behavior, anxiety, attention deficit, impulsivity, and tantrums can be helped through interventions that prepare caretakers to manage both the behaviors and emotional regulation needs of their child.
I am currently only open for new children and family clients. I am especially interested in helping to build healthy and resilient children and families through compassionate and experienced therapy. Children who are demonstrating problems with defiant behavior, anxiety, attention deficit, impulsivity, and tantrums can be helped through interventions that prepare caretakers to manage both the behaviors and emotional regulation needs of their child.
(319) 313-5436 View (319) 313-5436
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Brandon Wall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242
My passion in life is to help you thrive. My approach to marriage, family, and relationships is unique because I am keenly aware of how your view of the world, yourself, and how you view others affects all aspects of your life and your relationships. I'm a compassionate straight shooter who will help you reshape your past and set a firm foundation for the future. I focus less on diagnosing you and more on helping you to connect deeply with others and discover solutions to move forward. My desire is for you not to have to come back.
My passion in life is to help you thrive. My approach to marriage, family, and relationships is unique because I am keenly aware of how your view of the world, yourself, and how you view others affects all aspects of your life and your relationships. I'm a compassionate straight shooter who will help you reshape your past and set a firm foundation for the future. I focus less on diagnosing you and more on helping you to connect deeply with others and discover solutions to move forward. My desire is for you not to have to come back.
(319) 774-1831 View (319) 774-1831
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Sara Berry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed social worker with over 10 years of mental health experience across a range of community, school and clinical settings. My approach is systemic and collaborative to help clients acknowledge the unique contexts which impact their lives, connect with their strengths, and learn new ways to live in wholeness. I have experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, life transitions, parenting issues, and maternal mental health.
I am a licensed social worker with over 10 years of mental health experience across a range of community, school and clinical settings. My approach is systemic and collaborative to help clients acknowledge the unique contexts which impact their lives, connect with their strengths, and learn new ways to live in wholeness. I have experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, life transitions, parenting issues, and maternal mental health.
(319) 469-8375 View (319) 469-8375
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Kimberly Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52242
As a clinician with over 25 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings, I have extensive experience working with families and individuals across the life span around a host of issues. I am a certified trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapist who embraces a strengths-based, 'person in environment' perspective utilizing EMDR, ACT, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral and psycho-dynamic approaches to therapy. I also have additional training in Expressive Arts techniques.
As a clinician with over 25 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings, I have extensive experience working with families and individuals across the life span around a host of issues. I am a certified trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapist who embraces a strengths-based, 'person in environment' perspective utilizing EMDR, ACT, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral and psycho-dynamic approaches to therapy. I also have additional training in Expressive Arts techniques.
(319) 456-4261 View (319) 456-4261
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Kari Schorer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52242
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LISW) who enjoys helping people grow, cope, and find meaning in their lives. I have a great passion for working with people of all ages, although I am largely seeing teen and young adult clients at this time. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and often use models that include cognitive-behavioral and family-centered elements, as well as the ACT theory. Because people and situations are all unique, I also believe in the importance of collaborating with individuals and families to find a therapeutic approach that best fits with specific needs.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LISW) who enjoys helping people grow, cope, and find meaning in their lives. I have a great passion for working with people of all ages, although I am largely seeing teen and young adult clients at this time. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and often use models that include cognitive-behavioral and family-centered elements, as well as the ACT theory. Because people and situations are all unique, I also believe in the importance of collaborating with individuals and families to find a therapeutic approach that best fits with specific needs.
(319) 450-0937 View (319) 450-0937
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Bryan Jensen
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242  (Online Only)
I work with individuals seeking relief from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, as well as a variety of chronic health conditions.
I work with individuals seeking relief from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, as well as a variety of chronic health conditions.
(319) 519-4176 View (319) 519-4176
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Bridget C Brenton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52242
It is my privelage to be able to meet with individuals and provide a safe and calm environment where they are able to express their needs and values. I have been a social worker in Iowa City for eleven years, providing private practice counseling for five years. I am trained to help clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and those coping with life stressors. I enjoy working with all ages of clients and have primarily focused my practice on adolescents and adults.
It is my privelage to be able to meet with individuals and provide a safe and calm environment where they are able to express their needs and values. I have been a social worker in Iowa City for eleven years, providing private practice counseling for five years. I am trained to help clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and those coping with life stressors. I enjoy working with all ages of clients and have primarily focused my practice on adolescents and adults.
(319) 519-0257 View (319) 519-0257
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Noemi P Ford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242
Not accepting new clients
I provide psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for people suffering from depression, stress and anxiety, trauma, identity and relationship issues, GLBTQ concerns, immigration, racial, cross-cultural and acculturation concerns, grief and loss, parenting, marital and premarital concerns, women’s issues, self-esteem concerns, personality disorders, mood regulation and self-injurious behaviors, end of life issues, and career and life discontentment problems.
I provide psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for people suffering from depression, stress and anxiety, trauma, identity and relationship issues, GLBTQ concerns, immigration, racial, cross-cultural and acculturation concerns, grief and loss, parenting, marital and premarital concerns, women’s issues, self-esteem concerns, personality disorders, mood regulation and self-injurious behaviors, end of life issues, and career and life discontentment problems.
(319) 409-6373 View (319) 409-6373
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Lindabeth Rivera
Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC, CADC, CATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52242
" What consumes your mind, controls your life" Are you or someone you know dealing with something right now that does not seem to end? Feeling like giving up? Frustrated? Afraid? Feeling confused and needing direction? Maybe you have been feeling like no one understands, or that you can handle it on your own. As much as we would all like to handle it on our own, the truth is everyone can use someone to talk with. I am a believer in experiences making you who you are. These experiences can either consume you, or shape you.
" What consumes your mind, controls your life" Are you or someone you know dealing with something right now that does not seem to end? Feeling like giving up? Frustrated? Afraid? Feeling confused and needing direction? Maybe you have been feeling like no one understands, or that you can handle it on your own. As much as we would all like to handle it on our own, the truth is everyone can use someone to talk with. I am a believer in experiences making you who you are. These experiences can either consume you, or shape you.
(224) 243-8208 View (224) 243-8208
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Katherine Nydam Olivier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242
Not accepting new clients
EXCLUSIVELY TELEHEALTH through at least 12/31/20; not currently accepting new clients. I have helped individuals and couples with problems such as relationship problems, anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, preoccupations with food and weight, substance abuse disorders, gender dysphoria, and recovery from trauma. I prefer to use a narrative approach in my clinical work, though I welcome and encourage client feedback and incorporate tools and ideas from a variety of practice models to help meet clients' needs. Narrative therapy is based on the idea that "the person is never the problem, the problem is the problem."
EXCLUSIVELY TELEHEALTH through at least 12/31/20; not currently accepting new clients. I have helped individuals and couples with problems such as relationship problems, anxiety, depression, other mood disorders, preoccupations with food and weight, substance abuse disorders, gender dysphoria, and recovery from trauma. I prefer to use a narrative approach in my clinical work, though I welcome and encourage client feedback and incorporate tools and ideas from a variety of practice models to help meet clients' needs. Narrative therapy is based on the idea that "the person is never the problem, the problem is the problem."
(319) 313-5081 View (319) 313-5081
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Pat L McArtor
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242
I received my BA in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 1980 and returned to receive my MA in Counseling and Human Development in 1992. I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa since 1998. I have over 30 years of experience in the counseling field and utilize a variety of cognitive/behavioral approaches in working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. Areas of experience include depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, relationship, couple and divorce issues, stress and anger management, domestic violence, and substance abuse issues.
I received my BA in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 1980 and returned to receive my MA in Counseling and Human Development in 1992. I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa since 1998. I have over 30 years of experience in the counseling field and utilize a variety of cognitive/behavioral approaches in working with adults, adolescents, couples and families. Areas of experience include depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, relationship, couple and divorce issues, stress and anger management, domestic violence, and substance abuse issues.
(319) 774-4313 View (319) 774-4313
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Amy C Mason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242
Limited appointments for first responders and military, all others scheduling August 2024. My experience includes working with individuals, couples and families for over 25 years. I have been in private practice since 2009. I primarily work with adults and couples. My clinical specialties include marriage and relationship counseling for couples whose relationship is experiencing a crisis from issues as an affair, tragedy, stressors or suffering from loss of connection.
Limited appointments for first responders and military, all others scheduling August 2024. My experience includes working with individuals, couples and families for over 25 years. I have been in private practice since 2009. I primarily work with adults and couples. My clinical specialties include marriage and relationship counseling for couples whose relationship is experiencing a crisis from issues as an affair, tragedy, stressors or suffering from loss of connection.
(319) 354-1235 View (319) 354-1235
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Chris Loeckle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242
I have a very engaging and relaxed approach to therapy. Clients often report that they appreciate my authentic style and sense of humor. In any case, the process of therapy begins and is sustained as the client feels heard and understood and can begin to feel comfortable. I come to this work with a certain reverence for what is dignified, courageous, and creative in each of us which over time has informed my life both personally and in my work in supporting others. I rely on no particular therapy framework or "treatment modality" but nonetheless bring a pretty big box of tools to the table.
I have a very engaging and relaxed approach to therapy. Clients often report that they appreciate my authentic style and sense of humor. In any case, the process of therapy begins and is sustained as the client feels heard and understood and can begin to feel comfortable. I come to this work with a certain reverence for what is dignified, courageous, and creative in each of us which over time has informed my life both personally and in my work in supporting others. I rely on no particular therapy framework or "treatment modality" but nonetheless bring a pretty big box of tools to the table.
(319) 253-2691 View (319) 253-2691
Photo of Brandis Elaine McFarland, Counselor in 52242, IA
Brandis Elaine McFarland
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CEDS
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242
I treat individuals, couples, families, and groups. I am experienced working with individuals struggling with Eating Disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder. I also treat Mood Disorders, Anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Additionally, I provide relationship coaching services to individuals and couples. I work with clients to provide individualized care with an emphasis upon mindfulness, respect and empowerment. I am interested in working with the community to provide Eating Disorder awareness and prevention programs for schools, colleges and professionals.
I treat individuals, couples, families, and groups. I am experienced working with individuals struggling with Eating Disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder. I also treat Mood Disorders, Anxiety, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Additionally, I provide relationship coaching services to individuals and couples. I work with clients to provide individualized care with an emphasis upon mindfulness, respect and empowerment. I am interested in working with the community to provide Eating Disorder awareness and prevention programs for schools, colleges and professionals.
(319) 774-4898 View (319) 774-4898
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Julie Jack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52242
I am currently accepting new clients. Are you struggling with trauma, relationship problems, depression, anxiety or fear? I understand how difficult it is to ask for help. Whatever you are going through, you don’t have to deal with it alone. I am here to listen and guide you on a new path. I believe that the body and spirit are important components of healing and can’t/shouldn’t be ignored. I use an integrative approach that includes mind, body, and spirit.
I am currently accepting new clients. Are you struggling with trauma, relationship problems, depression, anxiety or fear? I understand how difficult it is to ask for help. Whatever you are going through, you don’t have to deal with it alone. I am here to listen and guide you on a new path. I believe that the body and spirit are important components of healing and can’t/shouldn’t be ignored. I use an integrative approach that includes mind, body, and spirit.
(319) 214-7870 View (319) 214-7870
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Gus Raymond
Counselor, NCC, TLMHC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52242  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I focus on marginalized populations and am versed in multicultural counseling. It's been a rough couple of years, and this one harder than most. So many of us are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and cast out. Suddenly, you might have noticed those bottles of wine going faster, your temper growing shorter, and the stress piling up. Everyone needs something from you, but you've given so much already and aren't sure where to refill yourself. Trans and LGBQ+ clients are my primary focus. Or/and perhaps you are a member of additional marginalized identities and facing additional stresses or obstacles in our society. Self-care IS activism.
I focus on marginalized populations and am versed in multicultural counseling. It's been a rough couple of years, and this one harder than most. So many of us are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and cast out. Suddenly, you might have noticed those bottles of wine going faster, your temper growing shorter, and the stress piling up. Everyone needs something from you, but you've given so much already and aren't sure where to refill yourself. Trans and LGBQ+ clients are my primary focus. Or/and perhaps you are a member of additional marginalized identities and facing additional stresses or obstacles in our society. Self-care IS activism.
(319) 343-3900 View (319) 343-3900
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Dr. Candyce Briggs
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52242  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is someone who is looking to work through emotional issues in a safe and accepting space. They come to therapy wanting to address their emotional distress, find healthy solutions to difficult problems, and gain self-confidence in managing their emotions. They may need help in recognizing and expressing their feelings, exploring and understanding the impact of their past, and in improving their interpersonal skills. They may have experienced trauma and need help in understanding and dealing with the symptoms it can bring. Ultimately, my client seeks help in creating a more fulfilling life with healthy relationships.
My ideal client is someone who is looking to work through emotional issues in a safe and accepting space. They come to therapy wanting to address their emotional distress, find healthy solutions to difficult problems, and gain self-confidence in managing their emotions. They may need help in recognizing and expressing their feelings, exploring and understanding the impact of their past, and in improving their interpersonal skills. They may have experienced trauma and need help in understanding and dealing with the symptoms it can bring. Ultimately, my client seeks help in creating a more fulfilling life with healthy relationships.
(202) 804-8617 View (202) 804-8617

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Number of Therapists in 52242

50+

Average cost per session

$158

Therapists in 52242 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Wellmark BCBS
43% Blue Cross

How Therapists in 52242 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 52242?

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.