Therapists in 53186

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Courtney Gutantes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Courtney Gutantes is a licensed professional counselor who works with adolescents and adults ages 17 and up. Courtney earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and her master's degree from Marquette University. Following the completion of her formal training in 2016, Courtney has worked with children, adolescents, and their families across the inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings.
Courtney Gutantes is a licensed professional counselor who works with adolescents and adults ages 17 and up. Courtney earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and her master's degree from Marquette University. Following the completion of her formal training in 2016, Courtney has worked with children, adolescents, and their families across the inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings.
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Karen D Henry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Karen D. Henry is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2010. She has a Master's of Science in Community Counseling. Karen's focus is substance use disorders, working with families of those with substance use disorders, adults and children who have lived with addiction, and codependency. Karen also works with people who have experienced traumatic experiences, both recent and historical. Outside of work, Karen enjoys concerts, festivals, fairs, kayaking, sitting on the beach and reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Karen D. Henry is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2010. She has a Master's of Science in Community Counseling. Karen's focus is substance use disorders, working with families of those with substance use disorders, adults and children who have lived with addiction, and codependency. Karen also works with people who have experienced traumatic experiences, both recent and historical. Outside of work, Karen enjoys concerts, festivals, fairs, kayaking, sitting on the beach and reading, and spending time with family and friends.
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Kristy Ludwig
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Kristy Ludwig is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master of Science in Counseling "“ Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mount Mary University. Kristy believes building a strong relationship with her client is fundamental to foster healing and growth. She explores what makes each client uniquely them, placing value on her belief that each client is not defined by the difficulties they may be experiencing.
Kristy Ludwig is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master of Science in Counseling "“ Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mount Mary University. Kristy believes building a strong relationship with her client is fundamental to foster healing and growth. She explores what makes each client uniquely them, placing value on her belief that each client is not defined by the difficulties they may be experiencing.
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Sue Pakula
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukesha, WI 53186
As a counselor, I strive to be empathic and authentic with my clients. I practice with a Person Centered approach and draw from Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Existentialism. With these ideas, we build our therapeutic relationship on trust and understanding. We work on goals that you feel are important – you are the expert in your life!
As a counselor, I strive to be empathic and authentic with my clients. I practice with a Person Centered approach and draw from Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Existentialism. With these ideas, we build our therapeutic relationship on trust and understanding. We work on goals that you feel are important – you are the expert in your life!
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Engaging Therapies
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
We're here to offer a helping hand and be one piece of your journey, your process to heal. We offer therapy designed for you because everyone's journey is unique. No one size fits all, every piece is different. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, major life changes or something else? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of life's challenges. We'd love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
We're here to offer a helping hand and be one piece of your journey, your process to heal. We offer therapy designed for you because everyone's journey is unique. No one size fits all, every piece is different. Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, major life changes or something else? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of life's challenges. We'd love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
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Megan Herdeman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
My approach to counseling is warm and accepting. I am here to help you feel stronger, more empowered, and more capable. I believe the success in this comes from us building a strong trusting relationship and approaching all issues from a compassionate and nonjudgemental stance.
My approach to counseling is warm and accepting. I am here to help you feel stronger, more empowered, and more capable. I believe the success in this comes from us building a strong trusting relationship and approaching all issues from a compassionate and nonjudgemental stance.
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Carol Kinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Carol Kinney is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master's degree in clinical psychology. Carol's approach to psychotherapy is client-centered, combining cognitive, behavioral and supportive therapies to empower clients to reach their goals. She works with adults who are experiencing concerns in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, separation/divorce and other life transitions. In her spare time Carol enjoys gardening, hiking, reading, and spending time in the Northwoods.
Carol Kinney is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master's degree in clinical psychology. Carol's approach to psychotherapy is client-centered, combining cognitive, behavioral and supportive therapies to empower clients to reach their goals. She works with adults who are experiencing concerns in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, separation/divorce and other life transitions. In her spare time Carol enjoys gardening, hiking, reading, and spending time in the Northwoods.
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Nicole Gies, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Has a recent loss turned your life upside down? Losing a loved one can make you feel empty and not like yourself. Family and friends try to help, but statements like "you'll get over it' and "it is time to move on" can be hurtful and insensitive. Coping with loss is a lifetime process that is never completely overcome. Our task to help you find ways to stay connected with their essence rather than find closure. Seeking guidance from a licensed therapist can help you regain life balance at school, home, and work.
Has a recent loss turned your life upside down? Losing a loved one can make you feel empty and not like yourself. Family and friends try to help, but statements like "you'll get over it' and "it is time to move on" can be hurtful and insensitive. Coping with loss is a lifetime process that is never completely overcome. Our task to help you find ways to stay connected with their essence rather than find closure. Seeking guidance from a licensed therapist can help you regain life balance at school, home, and work.
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Courtney Senk
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT, NCC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Has shame kept you in silence? Have circumstances robbed you of your peace? Are you struggling to cope with the stressors in your life? Do you feel like no one understands you or that you don’t fit in? Do you feel alone, overwhelmed, hopeless, angry, worthless, anxious, in constant pain, or out of control? Have you been hurt by people or systems that are supposed to help you? Trauma can shake the very foundation of our sense of well-being, safety, and belonging. And shame can hinder us from living the life we want and deserve. Whatever you find yourself struggling with, you don't need to suffer in silence or walk this journey alone.
Has shame kept you in silence? Have circumstances robbed you of your peace? Are you struggling to cope with the stressors in your life? Do you feel like no one understands you or that you don’t fit in? Do you feel alone, overwhelmed, hopeless, angry, worthless, anxious, in constant pain, or out of control? Have you been hurt by people or systems that are supposed to help you? Trauma can shake the very foundation of our sense of well-being, safety, and belonging. And shame can hinder us from living the life we want and deserve. Whatever you find yourself struggling with, you don't need to suffer in silence or walk this journey alone.
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Kate Nipko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Kate Nipko is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2011. Kate has a Master of Social Work, Direct Practice track, focus in trauma and clinical practice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts, Drama from Ithaca College. Kate believes in empowerment of individuals and a humanistic approach to help clients evaluate and maximize choices. Kate strives in every interaction to meet everyone where they are at and help support, identify, and develop strengths to help move through adverse experience and barriers to find their personal truth and source of fulfillment.
Kate Nipko is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2011. Kate has a Master of Social Work, Direct Practice track, focus in trauma and clinical practice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts, Drama from Ithaca College. Kate believes in empowerment of individuals and a humanistic approach to help clients evaluate and maximize choices. Kate strives in every interaction to meet everyone where they are at and help support, identify, and develop strengths to help move through adverse experience and barriers to find their personal truth and source of fulfillment.
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Nicole Lotz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Nicole Lotz is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated from Alverno College with a degree in Community Psychology. Nicole believes in building a genuine, nonjudgmental, trusting relationship that focuses on the individual's strengths. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Nicole's main areas of focus include depression and anxiety. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys hiking, gardening, sewing, and spending time with her various pets.
Nicole Lotz is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2020. She graduated from Alverno College with a degree in Community Psychology. Nicole believes in building a genuine, nonjudgmental, trusting relationship that focuses on the individual's strengths. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Nicole's main areas of focus include depression and anxiety. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys hiking, gardening, sewing, and spending time with her various pets.
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Emily Giles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Emily Giles is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2016. Emily is an Art Therapist and Counselor that is person-centered and able to utilize talk and creative therapies to work with her clients. She has experience in crisis work, CBT and mindfulness to help her clients reach their therapeutic goals. In her free time, Emily loves to make art and make cakes/baked goods for her friends and family (and herself). When she is not working you can likely find her cozied up on the couch with Penny, her dog, watching documentaries.
Emily Giles is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2016. Emily is an Art Therapist and Counselor that is person-centered and able to utilize talk and creative therapies to work with her clients. She has experience in crisis work, CBT and mindfulness to help her clients reach their therapeutic goals. In her free time, Emily loves to make art and make cakes/baked goods for her friends and family (and herself). When she is not working you can likely find her cozied up on the couch with Penny, her dog, watching documentaries.
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John Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
John Michael Sullivan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Coach, Dad, and Husband who brings a wide array of experience and expertise to the Helping Professions field. Often referred by others as "Sully", John practices from a person centered approached working collaboratively with patients, utilizing a goal-oriented style, drawing from the key principles of Adlerian Therapy. As a soccer coach of 20 years, Sully incorporates many of the team building and motivational concepts that help build self-esteem and confidence in both oneself and others.
John Michael Sullivan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Coach, Dad, and Husband who brings a wide array of experience and expertise to the Helping Professions field. Often referred by others as "Sully", John practices from a person centered approached working collaboratively with patients, utilizing a goal-oriented style, drawing from the key principles of Adlerian Therapy. As a soccer coach of 20 years, Sully incorporates many of the team building and motivational concepts that help build self-esteem and confidence in both oneself and others.
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Leticia Mayes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP-II
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Have you or your child/adolescent found yourself in a very dark, messy, or hard place in life? Does it feel like you are stuck in quicksand and no matter what you try, you can't get out? I am here to support you in your journey to find relief from overwhelming emotions and painful memories due to trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, or self-harm. I am also here to help parents and children work through attachment obstacles due to adoption or foster care related concerns. It's important to me that each person feels safe in their body and environment while also gaining the ability to trust and connect with others.
Have you or your child/adolescent found yourself in a very dark, messy, or hard place in life? Does it feel like you are stuck in quicksand and no matter what you try, you can't get out? I am here to support you in your journey to find relief from overwhelming emotions and painful memories due to trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, or self-harm. I am also here to help parents and children work through attachment obstacles due to adoption or foster care related concerns. It's important to me that each person feels safe in their body and environment while also gaining the ability to trust and connect with others.
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Ashley Westphal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Ashley Westphal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Social Work. Ashley believes therapy should be a safe place for healing and discovery for the whole person including body, mind, behavior, emotions, and especially spirit. She feels that therapy can be used to help us empower, rediscover, or reconnect with ourselves and therefore with others. Seeking support is a positive, healthy step and a sign of strength, and the realization that we cannot always navigate through life alone is a sign of wisdom not weakness.
Ashley Westphal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Social Work. Ashley believes therapy should be a safe place for healing and discovery for the whole person including body, mind, behavior, emotions, and especially spirit. She feels that therapy can be used to help us empower, rediscover, or reconnect with ourselves and therefore with others. Seeking support is a positive, healthy step and a sign of strength, and the realization that we cannot always navigate through life alone is a sign of wisdom not weakness.
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Julia Shaughnessy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Julia Shaughnessy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. Julia offers a flexible approach that can be tailored to almost any client. As a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), her experience is in working with complex family and couples issues including infidelity, behavioral issues, and family dysfunction of all types. Julia has training in several evidence-based modalities which she can integrate into a personalized treatment. She has a kind but forthright style that draws from solution-focused therapy.
Julia Shaughnessy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2020. Julia offers a flexible approach that can be tailored to almost any client. As a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), her experience is in working with complex family and couples issues including infidelity, behavioral issues, and family dysfunction of all types. Julia has training in several evidence-based modalities which she can integrate into a personalized treatment. She has a kind but forthright style that draws from solution-focused therapy.
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Patricia Ann Glatzel Clough
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR, CSAS
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and licensed Art Therapist who approaches counseling in a holistic standpoint, by incorporating cognitive understanding, and emotional support with the creative self. While participating in therapy does not require you to engage in the experiential arts, I do encourage self-expression to release blocked emotion within sensitive surroundings. Some of the important areas of work include building self-esteem, self-identity, and helping to overcome deficits such as anger, communication, anxiety, separation of the family unit, depression, and substance abuse counseling. Being able to recognize your individual strengths and building on them helps encourage personal empowerment!
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and licensed Art Therapist who approaches counseling in a holistic standpoint, by incorporating cognitive understanding, and emotional support with the creative self. While participating in therapy does not require you to engage in the experiential arts, I do encourage self-expression to release blocked emotion within sensitive surroundings. Some of the important areas of work include building self-esteem, self-identity, and helping to overcome deficits such as anger, communication, anxiety, separation of the family unit, depression, and substance abuse counseling. Being able to recognize your individual strengths and building on them helps encourage personal empowerment!
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Jennifer May
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
I am a Licensed professional counselor and a registered Art Therapist who received my Master's degree from Mount Mary University. I have experience in providing therapy for individuals; children and adolescents, and client's parents and families. My specialties include: anxiety, trauma, behavior modification, and relationship building to support effective communication skills and improving self-esteem. As a Registered Art Therapist, I use art as a foundational approach in my work with others. I believe that feelings and thoughts that are often difficult to put into words, but they can be effectively expressed through art modalities.
I am a Licensed professional counselor and a registered Art Therapist who received my Master's degree from Mount Mary University. I have experience in providing therapy for individuals; children and adolescents, and client's parents and families. My specialties include: anxiety, trauma, behavior modification, and relationship building to support effective communication skills and improving self-esteem. As a Registered Art Therapist, I use art as a foundational approach in my work with others. I believe that feelings and thoughts that are often difficult to put into words, but they can be effectively expressed through art modalities.
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Kevin Wysocki
Counselor, LPC-IT, SAC-IT
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Not accepting new clients
A lack of meaning and fulfillment leaves us feeling lost, defeated, and unsatisfied. You feel like there’s some kind of wall between you and the life you want, but you can’t find a ladder and you’re not even sure what’s on the other side. Life seems aimless, empty, or small. You wonder whether the stories of people you look up to are just a bunch of fairy tales. You desperately crave a better sense of what you’re about, where you came from, where you’re going, and why it all matters.
A lack of meaning and fulfillment leaves us feeling lost, defeated, and unsatisfied. You feel like there’s some kind of wall between you and the life you want, but you can’t find a ladder and you’re not even sure what’s on the other side. Life seems aimless, empty, or small. You wonder whether the stories of people you look up to are just a bunch of fairy tales. You desperately crave a better sense of what you’re about, where you came from, where you’re going, and why it all matters.
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Grace Jacinto Diaz
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT, ATR-P
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Therapy can be used to express unmet needs, explore unbearable emotions, and externalize difficulties. My goal as a therapist is to be there for my clients while they make impactful and meaningful changes in their lives. I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ youth and adults, survivors of trauma, people with anxiety and depression, children and adolescents, and people with neurodivergence. I also provide services to a variety of clients of any age with needs including co-occurring substance use disorders and grief. My services are for anyone who is interested and open to processing, expressing, or changing something in their lives.
Therapy can be used to express unmet needs, explore unbearable emotions, and externalize difficulties. My goal as a therapist is to be there for my clients while they make impactful and meaningful changes in their lives. I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ youth and adults, survivors of trauma, people with anxiety and depression, children and adolescents, and people with neurodivergence. I also provide services to a variety of clients of any age with needs including co-occurring substance use disorders and grief. My services are for anyone who is interested and open to processing, expressing, or changing something in their lives.
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Number of Therapists in 53186

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 53186 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
67% Self Esteem
63% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
82% Aetna
77% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in 53186 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
24% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 53186?

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.