Therapists in 53151

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Alison Trembacki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Berlin, WI 53151  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Alison has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults through individual and family therapy. I am a lyme literate therapist who understands the complexity of living with a chronic illness like lyme disease. In addition to working with clients that struggle with mood or neurodevelopment disorders, I also work with children using play therapy. My experience has provided me insight into the importance of the therapeutic role with each individual. I strive to connect with each individual client in order to help them through their struggles and reach their full potential.
Alison has experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults through individual and family therapy. I am a lyme literate therapist who understands the complexity of living with a chronic illness like lyme disease. In addition to working with clients that struggle with mood or neurodevelopment disorders, I also work with children using play therapy. My experience has provided me insight into the importance of the therapeutic role with each individual. I strive to connect with each individual client in order to help them through their struggles and reach their full potential.
(331) 260-9534 View (331) 260-9534
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Kristin M McCarty
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel like no one really listens to you? Really giving you their full attention so you feel heard, cared for and accepted? Sometimes we feel different or like we don't fit in. Maybe you need help setting boundaries, taking care of yourself or want to feel a zest for life again. Maybe you're looking for a higher purpose or to connect to something bigger than yourself! Or maybe you are searching for a more heart-centered life.
Do you feel like no one really listens to you? Really giving you their full attention so you feel heard, cared for and accepted? Sometimes we feel different or like we don't fit in. Maybe you need help setting boundaries, taking care of yourself or want to feel a zest for life again. Maybe you're looking for a higher purpose or to connect to something bigger than yourself! Or maybe you are searching for a more heart-centered life.
(262) 214-5770 View (262) 214-5770
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Mary Plouff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151
Waitlist for new clients
Is your Autistic child struggling socially, at school, at home or all of the above? Are you struggling with parenting your child? Do you feel that your child and you could use some strategies for better emotional regulation? I would be happy to help you and your family reach your goals. I provide psychotherapy to individuals of all ages with special interest in children and adolescents ages 3+. My experience includes years of working with children and families. I have provided services in schools, homes, residential facilities and outpatient clinics. In 2021 I began my private practice so that I can better serve my clients' needs.
Is your Autistic child struggling socially, at school, at home or all of the above? Are you struggling with parenting your child? Do you feel that your child and you could use some strategies for better emotional regulation? I would be happy to help you and your family reach your goals. I provide psychotherapy to individuals of all ages with special interest in children and adolescents ages 3+. My experience includes years of working with children and families. I have provided services in schools, homes, residential facilities and outpatient clinics. In 2021 I began my private practice so that I can better serve my clients' needs.
(414) 751-6647 View (414) 751-6647
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Vanessa Sager
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151
EMAIL is best way to reach us.+ We excitedly announce that our providers are now proudly in network with Forward Health Plans also known as Title 19, T19, Badgercare, Badgercare Plus, and Medicaid. In addition, we see most patients who carry marketplace plans such as CCHP, Chorus Community Health Plans, and more. If you are looking for a save place to process matters such as depression, anxiety, life events, stress or specific goals, we would be excited to discuss more. Life may not be feeling as though it is going in directions you intend, there may be more bad days than good.
EMAIL is best way to reach us.+ We excitedly announce that our providers are now proudly in network with Forward Health Plans also known as Title 19, T19, Badgercare, Badgercare Plus, and Medicaid. In addition, we see most patients who carry marketplace plans such as CCHP, Chorus Community Health Plans, and more. If you are looking for a save place to process matters such as depression, anxiety, life events, stress or specific goals, we would be excited to discuss more. Life may not be feeling as though it is going in directions you intend, there may be more bad days than good.
(262) 439-0410 View (262) 439-0410
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Camron Hinckle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151
My main focus is supporting those who have pornography/sexual additions. My goal is to work together on relapse prevention, identifying physical and emotional triggers, and implementing appropriate coping skills, while rebuilding areas of damage done by the negative behavior. Freedom from the struggle is important, but rebuilding yourself and your life is the goal. I also support those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, ADHD, adjustment disorders, and various other identified issues.
My main focus is supporting those who have pornography/sexual additions. My goal is to work together on relapse prevention, identifying physical and emotional triggers, and implementing appropriate coping skills, while rebuilding areas of damage done by the negative behavior. Freedom from the struggle is important, but rebuilding yourself and your life is the goal. I also support those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, ADHD, adjustment disorders, and various other identified issues.
(262) 429-9804 View (262) 429-9804
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Bill Hanel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to therapy incorporates empathy, respect and insight with effective counseling techniques. Healing happens in the context of healthy, caring professional relationships with my clients, and I work hard to provide a safe, supportive and nurturing environment while employing a wide variety of psychotherapeutic tools.
My approach to therapy incorporates empathy, respect and insight with effective counseling techniques. Healing happens in the context of healthy, caring professional relationships with my clients, and I work hard to provide a safe, supportive and nurturing environment while employing a wide variety of psychotherapeutic tools.
(414) 751-8954 View (414) 751-8954
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Sohail M Majeed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MFT
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151
Is your anger getting in your way? Do you miss the closeness you once had with your partner? Are you afraid that the divorce may be on the horizon? Are your children struggling in school? Are you feeling sad? Is your child ignoring you ? Are you worried? Is life over whelming you? ***** If the answer is YES, I CAN HELP YOU REGAIN THE CONTROL YOU ONCE HAD OVER YOUR LIFE. ***** Please visit my website relationship-counseling-milwaukee.com
Is your anger getting in your way? Do you miss the closeness you once had with your partner? Are you afraid that the divorce may be on the horizon? Are your children struggling in school? Are you feeling sad? Is your child ignoring you ? Are you worried? Is life over whelming you? ***** If the answer is YES, I CAN HELP YOU REGAIN THE CONTROL YOU ONCE HAD OVER YOUR LIFE. ***** Please visit my website relationship-counseling-milwaukee.com
(414) 436-2544 View (414) 436-2544
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Kimberly H. Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Berlin, WI 53151
Waitlist for new clients
Kimberly is a psychotherapist and nationally certified counselor who received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Lakeland University, Sheboygan, WI, and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. She has worked in behavioral health since 2012, and is the founder and owner of her private practice. "My passion is to help those who seek behavioral and emotional changes, and to give hope during times when it may feel like no one understands or listens. Together, we can get through the hard things."
Kimberly is a psychotherapist and nationally certified counselor who received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Lakeland University, Sheboygan, WI, and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. She has worked in behavioral health since 2012, and is the founder and owner of her private practice. "My passion is to help those who seek behavioral and emotional changes, and to give hope during times when it may feel like no one understands or listens. Together, we can get through the hard things."
(262) 955-8965 View (262) 955-8965
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Jill R Turcott-Nielsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151
Stressed? Angry? Depressed? Feeling alone with your problems? Looking for direction and effective support? Tired of not feeling like yourself? Advice from friends not enough? Ready to talk with an experienced professional therapist/life coach? I can help you. Therapy means "to remedy/make better" = learn to reduce stress, feel more in control, have happier relationships, become confident & assertive. I can offer you a blend of talent, integrity, training, experience & dedication. I've undergone my own intensive therapy, lived & studied throughout the U.S. and abroad. Now widowed, I've had a beautiful marriage. I'm an effective psychotherapist & life coach (30 years experience.)
Stressed? Angry? Depressed? Feeling alone with your problems? Looking for direction and effective support? Tired of not feeling like yourself? Advice from friends not enough? Ready to talk with an experienced professional therapist/life coach? I can help you. Therapy means "to remedy/make better" = learn to reduce stress, feel more in control, have happier relationships, become confident & assertive. I can offer you a blend of talent, integrity, training, experience & dedication. I've undergone my own intensive therapy, lived & studied throughout the U.S. and abroad. Now widowed, I've had a beautiful marriage. I'm an effective psychotherapist & life coach (30 years experience.)
(262) 395-4444 View (262) 395-4444
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Mind body spirit program
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151
Are you stressed? Depressed? Anxious? Angry? Do you suffer from fatigue? Insomnia? High blood pressure? chronic pain? PMS? Infertility? Cancer? Memory Problems? I can help. I am a clinical health psychologist with a specialty in behavioral medicine and am dedicated to empowering patients to positively heal their mind, body and spirit. I have received specialty training in mind body medicine across the country, including through Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Hospital and University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. I imploy innovative practices: EMDR, hypnosis, and meditation, to improve the lives of her patients.
Are you stressed? Depressed? Anxious? Angry? Do you suffer from fatigue? Insomnia? High blood pressure? chronic pain? PMS? Infertility? Cancer? Memory Problems? I can help. I am a clinical health psychologist with a specialty in behavioral medicine and am dedicated to empowering patients to positively heal their mind, body and spirit. I have received specialty training in mind body medicine across the country, including through Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Hospital and University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. I imploy innovative practices: EMDR, hypnosis, and meditation, to improve the lives of her patients.
(414) 939-7931 View (414) 939-7931
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Elena Parroni Hennick
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151
I am experienced in providing therapy to individuals, couples and families with children of all ages who struggle with communication, emotional and physical intimacy, balancing work and family, adjusting to transitions like job loss, divorce, blended family challenges. I have worked extensively with trauma , including sexual abuse , domestic violence and loss.
I am experienced in providing therapy to individuals, couples and families with children of all ages who struggle with communication, emotional and physical intimacy, balancing work and family, adjusting to transitions like job loss, divorce, blended family challenges. I have worked extensively with trauma , including sexual abuse , domestic violence and loss.
(262) 261-0745 View (262) 261-0745
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Carrie Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CSAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Berlin, WI 53151
Awesome! You've made it to this moment. Its not easy to start looking for a therapist but now that you've been clicking on a few profiles you're probably figuring out what vibes for you and what doesn't. My individual and group services focus on adults and adolescents struggling with substance use issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, stress reduction, and transitional/life challenges. This is not stuffy therapy. I've been known to swear from time to time (when appropriate of course!) and been told my style is warm and compassionate, offering an interactive setting for understanding, growth and healing.
Awesome! You've made it to this moment. Its not easy to start looking for a therapist but now that you've been clicking on a few profiles you're probably figuring out what vibes for you and what doesn't. My individual and group services focus on adults and adolescents struggling with substance use issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, stress reduction, and transitional/life challenges. This is not stuffy therapy. I've been known to swear from time to time (when appropriate of course!) and been told my style is warm and compassionate, offering an interactive setting for understanding, growth and healing.
(262) 706-4317 View (262) 706-4317
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Michael S Kotkin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151
I have been a licensed psychologist in clinical practice for over 30 years in a variety of settings, most recently in private practice. I meet mostly with adults; individually, as couples for marital or relationship work, and with families, and some adolescents. I am especially interested in the treatment of chronic pain disorders, anxiety, anger and stress management issues, and assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunctions and disorders.
I have been a licensed psychologist in clinical practice for over 30 years in a variety of settings, most recently in private practice. I meet mostly with adults; individually, as couples for marital or relationship work, and with families, and some adolescents. I am especially interested in the treatment of chronic pain disorders, anxiety, anger and stress management issues, and assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunctions and disorders.
(414) 219-0167 View (414) 219-0167
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Empath Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151
The team at Empath provides individual, couples, and family therapy in a warm, safe and supportive environment. We believe in identifying your strengths and feel it is important to focus on "what is working" rather than dwelling on all that is "wrong" in your life. We understand that therapy can be difficult and we will provide you with support, encouragement, insight, and guidance along the way.
The team at Empath provides individual, couples, and family therapy in a warm, safe and supportive environment. We believe in identifying your strengths and feel it is important to focus on "what is working" rather than dwelling on all that is "wrong" in your life. We understand that therapy can be difficult and we will provide you with support, encouragement, insight, and guidance along the way.
(414) 376-6738 View (414) 376-6738
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Modern Wellness - Counseling Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Berlin, WI 53151  (Online Only)
On the outside, it looks like you have it all together, but deep down you're filled with stress and anxiety. Are you trying to juggle everything, with little motivation and/or progress? It is a scary feeling that leaves you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, alone and stuck. Together we can work through life challenges, whether it involves current issues that interfere with daily life or past events that keep coming up. My goal is to open your mind, expand your thoughts on what is possible, to offer you a vision for your future, to enhance your current skills to create healthier ones. This is YOUR journey... Take charge today!
On the outside, it looks like you have it all together, but deep down you're filled with stress and anxiety. Are you trying to juggle everything, with little motivation and/or progress? It is a scary feeling that leaves you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, alone and stuck. Together we can work through life challenges, whether it involves current issues that interfere with daily life or past events that keep coming up. My goal is to open your mind, expand your thoughts on what is possible, to offer you a vision for your future, to enhance your current skills to create healthier ones. This is YOUR journey... Take charge today!
(414) 441-6006 View (414) 441-6006
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Hannah Radke
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified
4 Endorsed
New Berlin, WI 53151
Life gets messy. Stress, depression, anxiety, grief, fear, and uncertainty are just some of the many experiences that can knock any of us down and leave us wondering where to turn. No one should have to face life’s struggles alone. With counseling, you don't have to.
Life gets messy. Stress, depression, anxiety, grief, fear, and uncertainty are just some of the many experiences that can knock any of us down and leave us wondering where to turn. No one should have to face life’s struggles alone. With counseling, you don't have to.
(262) 261-1468 View (262) 261-1468
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Walter Laux
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151
Not accepting new clients
At times, life can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to bear the burden alone. I have 25 years in the behavioral health field as an executive, teacher, consultant and dually-licensed clinician helping people move beyond their burdens to get on with their lives. I have been providing clinical services since 2005, and I'm a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science along with the American Counseling Association. My experience includes treating depression, anxiety, panic, stress, anger, trauma, grief and problematic substance use across the lifespan.
At times, life can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to bear the burden alone. I have 25 years in the behavioral health field as an executive, teacher, consultant and dually-licensed clinician helping people move beyond their burdens to get on with their lives. I have been providing clinical services since 2005, and I'm a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science along with the American Counseling Association. My experience includes treating depression, anxiety, panic, stress, anger, trauma, grief and problematic substance use across the lifespan.
(414) 246-8563 View (414) 246-8563
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Victoria Kirk-Julius
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151
As a therapist, I believe in unconditional positive regard and emphasizing the strengths of my clients. Therapy looks different for everyone and can be an intimidating process. I am here to work with you to create a safe, supportive, and healing environment. Regardless of what you’re experiencing, you don’t have to deal with it alone.
As a therapist, I believe in unconditional positive regard and emphasizing the strengths of my clients. Therapy looks different for everyone and can be an intimidating process. I am here to work with you to create a safe, supportive, and healing environment. Regardless of what you’re experiencing, you don’t have to deal with it alone.
(262) 447-8850 View (262) 447-8850
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Jordan A Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
New Berlin, WI 53151  (Online Only)
Are you a young adult woman experiencing anxiety, worry, stress, or self-doubt? Negative thoughts, comparisons, worst case scenarios, and "what ifs" are occupying your mind. You have difficulty saying "no" and setting boundaries. You aim for perfection and have that nagging feeling that you're just not good enough. It's painful to feel this way and it can feel like there's no way out, but the good news is: you are not alone and it's possible to find relief. Together, we can help you discover your ability to improve your self-worth, create healthy relationships with yourself and others, and gain control of the anxiety in your life.
Are you a young adult woman experiencing anxiety, worry, stress, or self-doubt? Negative thoughts, comparisons, worst case scenarios, and "what ifs" are occupying your mind. You have difficulty saying "no" and setting boundaries. You aim for perfection and have that nagging feeling that you're just not good enough. It's painful to feel this way and it can feel like there's no way out, but the good news is: you are not alone and it's possible to find relief. Together, we can help you discover your ability to improve your self-worth, create healthy relationships with yourself and others, and gain control of the anxiety in your life.
(414) 501-7483 View (414) 501-7483
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Mary Durand
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCPT II
Verified
New Berlin, WI 53151
Frustrated? Down? Simply want to be functioning as well as the next person? Anxious just going to the grocery store? Is your teen having trouble getting their homework done, hiding away in their room, and saying everything is, "fine." Daily living isn't easy. There's really no way around it. It's hard for you, it's hard for your kids (if you have them), it's hard for all of us. The great thing is we are not alone and we don't have to go through it alone. Life is so much better when we talk things through and get support. So many times we think we are the only ones feeling this way...sad, anxious, angry, hopeless...we aren't.
Frustrated? Down? Simply want to be functioning as well as the next person? Anxious just going to the grocery store? Is your teen having trouble getting their homework done, hiding away in their room, and saying everything is, "fine." Daily living isn't easy. There's really no way around it. It's hard for you, it's hard for your kids (if you have them), it's hard for all of us. The great thing is we are not alone and we don't have to go through it alone. Life is so much better when we talk things through and get support. So many times we think we are the only ones feeling this way...sad, anxious, angry, hopeless...we aren't.
(262) 205-6048 View (262) 205-6048

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 53151

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 53151 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
85% Depression
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
70% Stress
60% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Aetna
78% Medicaid

How Therapists in 53151 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 53151?

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.