Therapists in 52402

Photo of Christine Erickson, Mental Health Counselor in 52402, IA
Christine Erickson
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Bringing over 20 years of therapy experience, I help people change and heal from difficult life experiences such as unhealthy relationships, childhood abuse and neglect, and other adverse or traumatic events. Sometimes people know they have had difficult experiences and want to be healthier but they don't know where to begin. Working with an experienced clinician is a key first step to begin the healing process. I also help people who feel stuck knowing how to handle difficult or toxic relationships. I love teaching people how to establish healthy boundaries in their relationships, even with very challenging people!
Bringing over 20 years of therapy experience, I help people change and heal from difficult life experiences such as unhealthy relationships, childhood abuse and neglect, and other adverse or traumatic events. Sometimes people know they have had difficult experiences and want to be healthier but they don't know where to begin. Working with an experienced clinician is a key first step to begin the healing process. I also help people who feel stuck knowing how to handle difficult or toxic relationships. I love teaching people how to establish healthy boundaries in their relationships, even with very challenging people!
(319) 670-3123 View (319) 670-3123
Photo of Kristin Boyd, Counselor in 52402, IA
Kristin Boyd
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Do you feel frustrated, anxious, sad, confused, hopeless, or hurt? Do you need something different? Are you ready for change? I work with adolescents ages 12+ and adults that are dealing with a variety of issues that could include depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, addictions, life changes, grief or something else. I work with individuals, couples, families, or groups. Whatever your needs, there IS hope.
Do you feel frustrated, anxious, sad, confused, hopeless, or hurt? Do you need something different? Are you ready for change? I work with adolescents ages 12+ and adults that are dealing with a variety of issues that could include depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, addictions, life changes, grief or something else. I work with individuals, couples, families, or groups. Whatever your needs, there IS hope.
(515) 373-8325 View (515) 373-8325
Photo of Thea Bedell Play Therapist, Counselor in 52402, IA
Thea Bedell Play Therapist
Counselor, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
As a play therapist, my passion is assisting children and their families in being able to process and heal through traumatic and difficult situations. I believe children are resilient and their main source of communication is through their play. I highly value offering a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental environment for individuals to begin making the changes and progress they are hoping for. By making these changes, our clients have the ability to live the life they want and do so successfully.
As a play therapist, my passion is assisting children and their families in being able to process and heal through traumatic and difficult situations. I believe children are resilient and their main source of communication is through their play. I highly value offering a safe, accepting, and non-judgmental environment for individuals to begin making the changes and progress they are hoping for. By making these changes, our clients have the ability to live the life they want and do so successfully.
(319) 480-4055 View (319) 480-4055
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Sandra K Fischer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
I have my doctorate in clinical psychology and am a licensed psychologist who specializes in treatments proven to increase children's positive feelings and ability to cope. I work with children ages 6-17. Some areas of treatment interest are anxiety, phobias, trauma, and adjustment issues (such as grief, divorce, food allergies). I have a certified therapy dog named Willow. If clients do not want Willow in session, then she is not a part of therapy. Willow is an mini Aussiedoodle, which means she has minimal shedding and is more allergy-friendly.
I have my doctorate in clinical psychology and am a licensed psychologist who specializes in treatments proven to increase children's positive feelings and ability to cope. I work with children ages 6-17. Some areas of treatment interest are anxiety, phobias, trauma, and adjustment issues (such as grief, divorce, food allergies). I have a certified therapy dog named Willow. If clients do not want Willow in session, then she is not a part of therapy. Willow is an mini Aussiedoodle, which means she has minimal shedding and is more allergy-friendly.
(319) 406-2003 View (319) 406-2003
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Doug McPhee
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Outcome data and client feedback show that I work effectively with a myriad of client problems and challenges. Clients and colleagues consistently highlight qualities of warmth, kindness, non-judgment, authenticity, honesty, transparency, and genuine care as some of my biggest strengths. Specialties include: couples and families on the brink of divorce, anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive and compulsive behaviors or disorders, teenagers, chronic pain/disease, and faith crisis/transition/transformation. In addition to my private practice, I'm also a professor and the program director of the MFT Program at Mount Mercy University.
Outcome data and client feedback show that I work effectively with a myriad of client problems and challenges. Clients and colleagues consistently highlight qualities of warmth, kindness, non-judgment, authenticity, honesty, transparency, and genuine care as some of my biggest strengths. Specialties include: couples and families on the brink of divorce, anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive and compulsive behaviors or disorders, teenagers, chronic pain/disease, and faith crisis/transition/transformation. In addition to my private practice, I'm also a professor and the program director of the MFT Program at Mount Mercy University.
(319) 214-0769 View (319) 214-0769
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Stacy Grooms
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Stacy Grooms is a graduate of Mt. Mercy University, having earned her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in August of 2021. Stacy strives to offer a therapeutic environment that is inclusive, safe, and nonjudgmental. Stacy is excited to work with couples and families as well as individual adults, teens, and children. Particularly couples with fidelity, communication, and intimacy issues. Families in times of turmoil. Individuals with panic disorders, personality disorders, OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression.
Stacy Grooms is a graduate of Mt. Mercy University, having earned her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in August of 2021. Stacy strives to offer a therapeutic environment that is inclusive, safe, and nonjudgmental. Stacy is excited to work with couples and families as well as individual adults, teens, and children. Particularly couples with fidelity, communication, and intimacy issues. Families in times of turmoil. Individuals with panic disorders, personality disorders, OCD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression.
(319) 255-2868 View (319) 255-2868
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Sarah E Blader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I'm a neurodiversity-affirming therapist who specializes in working with autistic individuals and adults with ADHD. Do you feel like you are wearing a mask? Or feeling like you don't know who you are? Together, we will identify your strengths and areas you want to improve. Consider working with me!
Welcome! I'm a neurodiversity-affirming therapist who specializes in working with autistic individuals and adults with ADHD. Do you feel like you are wearing a mask? Or feeling like you don't know who you are? Together, we will identify your strengths and areas you want to improve. Consider working with me!
(319) 448-3344 View (319) 448-3344
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John Ryan Leefers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
John holds several college degrees and works with individuals, teens, families, couples and more. He provides a well-rounded application of therapeutic interventions to promote healing and positive change. John helps to manage life's difficult challenges and brings about peace of mind through sound therapeutic practices. With a remarkable sense of compassion, insight and understanding, John has dedicated his life's work to the service of others. No matter what the situation is, therapy can almost always have a positive impact. There is no better time to start then right now. Give John a call now to make an appointment.
John holds several college degrees and works with individuals, teens, families, couples and more. He provides a well-rounded application of therapeutic interventions to promote healing and positive change. John helps to manage life's difficult challenges and brings about peace of mind through sound therapeutic practices. With a remarkable sense of compassion, insight and understanding, John has dedicated his life's work to the service of others. No matter what the situation is, therapy can almost always have a positive impact. There is no better time to start then right now. Give John a call now to make an appointment.
(319) 900-5565 View (319) 900-5565
Photo of Alyssa Krob, Marriage & Family Therapist in 52402, IA
Alyssa Krob
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Each one of us possesses a vastly different collection of experiences, which means we all view life differently. This is one reason I value a collaborative approach when working with you. As your therapist, I believe that you are the expert of your life. My goal is to help you feel heard, understood, and to work together to develop a treatment approach based upon your unique desires and needs. While utilizing a non-judgmental, flexible approach, it is my duty to help you uncover your hopes and to create the future you wish to see. I hope to help you find the courage to embrace vulnerability and show up as the most authentic you.
Each one of us possesses a vastly different collection of experiences, which means we all view life differently. This is one reason I value a collaborative approach when working with you. As your therapist, I believe that you are the expert of your life. My goal is to help you feel heard, understood, and to work together to develop a treatment approach based upon your unique desires and needs. While utilizing a non-judgmental, flexible approach, it is my duty to help you uncover your hopes and to create the future you wish to see. I hope to help you find the courage to embrace vulnerability and show up as the most authentic you.
(319) 725-2095 View (319) 725-2095
Photo of Sabrina Rogers, Counselor in 52402, IA
Sabrina Rogers
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
You really can have your cake and eat it, too! You can learn to enjoy food guilt free and stop avoiding mirrors. Hating what you see in the mirror directly affects how and what you eat, creating emotional eating and periods where you don't eat at all (or only very little). This fosters a fear of food, not trusting yourself around food, and a desire for more self control or willpower. I call this the diet roller coaster and it's not a fun (nor healthy) place to be. Let's get you off the diet roller coaster and end your history of yo-yo dieting.
You really can have your cake and eat it, too! You can learn to enjoy food guilt free and stop avoiding mirrors. Hating what you see in the mirror directly affects how and what you eat, creating emotional eating and periods where you don't eat at all (or only very little). This fosters a fear of food, not trusting yourself around food, and a desire for more self control or willpower. I call this the diet roller coaster and it's not a fun (nor healthy) place to be. Let's get you off the diet roller coaster and end your history of yo-yo dieting.
(319) 250-2696 View (319) 250-2696
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Natalie Quinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Day-to-day life can be challenging! When you add symptoms of depression, anxiety, or trauma, life becomes unbearable. Naturally, we are not born knowing how to navigate the flood of feelings or the loneliness that comes from stress, trauma, and losses. Attempting to fix it yourself or ignoring the problem can result in a cycle of escalating emotions. But you don't have to do this alone. Therapy is a collaborative relationship where together we process your personality, values, and strengths and use them to get you to a better and calmer place. I use evidence-based psychotherapy approaches that best suit you, including CBT and ACT.
Day-to-day life can be challenging! When you add symptoms of depression, anxiety, or trauma, life becomes unbearable. Naturally, we are not born knowing how to navigate the flood of feelings or the loneliness that comes from stress, trauma, and losses. Attempting to fix it yourself or ignoring the problem can result in a cycle of escalating emotions. But you don't have to do this alone. Therapy is a collaborative relationship where together we process your personality, values, and strengths and use them to get you to a better and calmer place. I use evidence-based psychotherapy approaches that best suit you, including CBT and ACT.
(319) 255-2493 View (319) 255-2493
Photo of Heidi Miller, Marriage & Family Therapist in 52402, IA
Heidi Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, tLMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Everyone we meet is fighting a unique battle, and has the innate capacity to face their challenges and reach their goals. When we learn to understand our distinctive human natures, growth and change are possible. I will start wherever you are, taking time to consider your important life. I find authenticity as a therapist through an experiential approach. It is important to me to take time to listen to your experiences and understand what is impacting your overall health. I hope to provide you with genuine empathy while we create new experiences, face challenges, and grow together in the therapeutic space.
Everyone we meet is fighting a unique battle, and has the innate capacity to face their challenges and reach their goals. When we learn to understand our distinctive human natures, growth and change are possible. I will start wherever you are, taking time to consider your important life. I find authenticity as a therapist through an experiential approach. It is important to me to take time to listen to your experiences and understand what is impacting your overall health. I hope to provide you with genuine empathy while we create new experiences, face challenges, and grow together in the therapeutic space.
(319) 271-6286 View (319) 271-6286
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Sara Lenz
Counselor, LMHC, CST
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Making the decision to seek help is one of the bravest things a person can do and I am proud to be able to offer that help. I believe that change is possible when there is support and compassion present, which is why I use a mixture of therapeutic techniques to elicit those changes. I work with individuals, couples, and families to identify solutions and implement positive changes in the lives of my clients. Utilizing a strengths based approach allows hope to be a building block for that change and shift attention away from perceived weaknesses.
Making the decision to seek help is one of the bravest things a person can do and I am proud to be able to offer that help. I believe that change is possible when there is support and compassion present, which is why I use a mixture of therapeutic techniques to elicit those changes. I work with individuals, couples, and families to identify solutions and implement positive changes in the lives of my clients. Utilizing a strengths based approach allows hope to be a building block for that change and shift attention away from perceived weaknesses.
(319) 774-6081 View (319) 774-6081
Photo of Erin Duncan, Marriage & Family Therapist in 52402, IA
Erin Duncan
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Waitlist for new clients
Asking for help may be one of the hardest things that you do in your life, congratulations to you, on taking this courageous first step towards getting help with whatever you may be struggling with. I am passionate about this work and consider it an honor to sit with others and bear witness to all aspects of their healing journeys. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is essential to one’s success in therapy and I am committed to honoring everyone’s unique family dynamics, community, culture, ethnicity, age, and gender.
Asking for help may be one of the hardest things that you do in your life, congratulations to you, on taking this courageous first step towards getting help with whatever you may be struggling with. I am passionate about this work and consider it an honor to sit with others and bear witness to all aspects of their healing journeys. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is essential to one’s success in therapy and I am committed to honoring everyone’s unique family dynamics, community, culture, ethnicity, age, and gender.
(319) 658-5157 View (319) 658-5157
Photo of Presley Montgomery, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 52402, IA
Presley Montgomery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
I strongly believe that people are not meant to navigate through life alone. Whether you're dealing with a difficult situation or just managing your day-to-day life, we all need a safe and supportive space to process, navigate, heal, and grow. As a therapist, I strive to create such an environment where you are met with compassion and understanding, and without judgement.
I strongly believe that people are not meant to navigate through life alone. Whether you're dealing with a difficult situation or just managing your day-to-day life, we all need a safe and supportive space to process, navigate, heal, and grow. As a therapist, I strive to create such an environment where you are met with compassion and understanding, and without judgement.
(319) 316-6934 View (319) 316-6934
Photo of Raquel Watson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 52402, IA
Raquel Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
I am a licensed masters social worker/therapist (LMSW) who has worked in a variety of settings such as inpatient, outpatient, youth shelters, adult shelters, and community based therapy settings. After experiencing Hurricane Katrina, I chose to focus my studies on how to help my clients process and move through their traumatic experiences. My passion is teaching clients the skills and tools they need to improve their lives while connecting them with a better understanding of who they are and where they want to go. Everyone is important and deserves a nonjudgmental, comforting space and the support to figure things out.
I am a licensed masters social worker/therapist (LMSW) who has worked in a variety of settings such as inpatient, outpatient, youth shelters, adult shelters, and community based therapy settings. After experiencing Hurricane Katrina, I chose to focus my studies on how to help my clients process and move through their traumatic experiences. My passion is teaching clients the skills and tools they need to improve their lives while connecting them with a better understanding of who they are and where they want to go. Everyone is important and deserves a nonjudgmental, comforting space and the support to figure things out.
(319) 264-2673 View (319) 264-2673
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Marissa Holub
tLMFT
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
We all have a story to tell, and no one story is the same as the next. We are all humans out here trying to do the best we can with what we have and what we know; however, sometimes we forget that we don’t need to do it alone. In exchange for you telling your story, I will provide you with a safe and inclusive experience. I can be a sounding board with new perspectives, a provider of encouragement that challenges you to see and seek your true potential, and/or an advocate who holds you accountable in working towards a better life.
We all have a story to tell, and no one story is the same as the next. We are all humans out here trying to do the best we can with what we have and what we know; however, sometimes we forget that we don’t need to do it alone. In exchange for you telling your story, I will provide you with a safe and inclusive experience. I can be a sounding board with new perspectives, a provider of encouragement that challenges you to see and seek your true potential, and/or an advocate who holds you accountable in working towards a better life.
(319) 349-1873 View (319) 349-1873
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Bud Perschek
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
With over 40 years’ experience in the mental health field, I bring a lot of maturity and common sense to your therapy experience. I have worked in various aspects in the mental health field throughout my career that include individual, group, couples counseling, crisis intervention and working with the more persistent and long term mental ill population. My experience also includes individual and program supervision of adult, and child and family therapists.
With over 40 years’ experience in the mental health field, I bring a lot of maturity and common sense to your therapy experience. I have worked in various aspects in the mental health field throughout my career that include individual, group, couples counseling, crisis intervention and working with the more persistent and long term mental ill population. My experience also includes individual and program supervision of adult, and child and family therapists.
(319) 820-4206 View (319) 820-4206
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Carol Seehusen
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Waitlist for new clients
Pain, illness, and trauma can create instability within our lives. Optimal health and healing is more complex than simple mental or emotional wellbeing. At OmniHealing Psychotherapy, I strive for holistic healing involving every aspect of an individual's life - mental, physical, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual - by harnessing the brain and body's innate ability to heal itself. I believe individuals have the answers within themselves to produce desired change and healing. My job is to help facilitate discovery of those answers and aid in navigating through obstacles to promote healing.
Pain, illness, and trauma can create instability within our lives. Optimal health and healing is more complex than simple mental or emotional wellbeing. At OmniHealing Psychotherapy, I strive for holistic healing involving every aspect of an individual's life - mental, physical, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual - by harnessing the brain and body's innate ability to heal itself. I believe individuals have the answers within themselves to produce desired change and healing. My job is to help facilitate discovery of those answers and aid in navigating through obstacles to promote healing.
(319) 271-1621 View (319) 271-1621
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Molly Barrett
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients to the agency. Hooray! You are here! You have taken a courageous first step on the road to healing, whether you are looking for yourself or someone you love. As the counselor, I am here to walk by your side! I strive to create a safe and welcoming space for you as you process and work through past and/or present challenges. We will work as a team to address challenges, set obtainable goals, and to work towards those goals in and outside of our therapy sessions.
Accepting new clients to the agency. Hooray! You are here! You have taken a courageous first step on the road to healing, whether you are looking for yourself or someone you love. As the counselor, I am here to walk by your side! I strive to create a safe and welcoming space for you as you process and work through past and/or present challenges. We will work as a team to address challenges, set obtainable goals, and to work towards those goals in and outside of our therapy sessions.
(800) 531-4236 View (800) 531-4236

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Number of Therapists in 52402

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 52402 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
72% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Wellmark BCBS
46% Blue Cross

How Therapists in 52402 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 52402?

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.