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Photo of Rachel Sanderson, Licensed Professional Counselor in 63122, MO
Rachel Sanderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Not accepting new clients
Have you been struggling to feel like yourself lately? Are you having a hard time enjoying life or find it overwhelming to take steps towards the life you want? Did you experience difficult events now or in the past? As a licensed professional counselor and art therapist, I am confident that each and every one of us comes from a place of intrinsic goodness. Within each of us, are the resources and resilience we need to navigate life. It is my goal to hold a space for you to reconnect with your natural abilities and turn difficult social and emotional situations into opportunities for empowerment, compassion, and independence.
Have you been struggling to feel like yourself lately? Are you having a hard time enjoying life or find it overwhelming to take steps towards the life you want? Did you experience difficult events now or in the past? As a licensed professional counselor and art therapist, I am confident that each and every one of us comes from a place of intrinsic goodness. Within each of us, are the resources and resilience we need to navigate life. It is my goal to hold a space for you to reconnect with your natural abilities and turn difficult social and emotional situations into opportunities for empowerment, compassion, and independence.
(314) 866-9314 View (314) 866-9314
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Katie Francis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Waitlist for new clients
I often say, counseling can be a bit like cleaning out a closet. You have to take things out, go through and organize them, and then put them back where they need to go. In a similar fashion, counseling can be messy, but with time and hard work, can lead to healthier, more enjoyable living. Throughout this life, we all have our individual struggles and hardships, but we weren't meant to carry them alone. No matter who you are or what you've been through, there is hope. In our sessions together, I strive to come alongside you in the pursuit of that hope and restorative healing.
I often say, counseling can be a bit like cleaning out a closet. You have to take things out, go through and organize them, and then put them back where they need to go. In a similar fashion, counseling can be messy, but with time and hard work, can lead to healthier, more enjoyable living. Throughout this life, we all have our individual struggles and hardships, but we weren't meant to carry them alone. No matter who you are or what you've been through, there is hope. In our sessions together, I strive to come alongside you in the pursuit of that hope and restorative healing.
(470) 768-9427 View (470) 768-9427
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Ashley Menard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Not accepting new clients at this time. Abundant Minds is here to help you restore a sense of empowerment in your life. In our therapeutic healing approach of connecting the mind and body, you can establish a warrior mindset that allows you to feel a greater sense of balance, strength, and flexibility through life. ​
Not accepting new clients at this time. Abundant Minds is here to help you restore a sense of empowerment in your life. In our therapeutic healing approach of connecting the mind and body, you can establish a warrior mindset that allows you to feel a greater sense of balance, strength, and flexibility through life. ​
(314) 626-9023 View (314) 626-9023
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Edie Rasmussen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63122  (Online Only)
I believe that creating a safe and supportive space for my clients, where they feel valued and understood, is the most important thing I do as a therapist. I work with adults of all ages, as an ally and confidant, to help them find their own path to healing and peace. My approach to therapy is to use interventions that are tailored to each client’s specific needs and challenges. My ultimate goal with clients is to give them the coping skills they need to better handle challenges and problems on their own. I am trained in EMDR therapy.
I believe that creating a safe and supportive space for my clients, where they feel valued and understood, is the most important thing I do as a therapist. I work with adults of all ages, as an ally and confidant, to help them find their own path to healing and peace. My approach to therapy is to use interventions that are tailored to each client’s specific needs and challenges. My ultimate goal with clients is to give them the coping skills they need to better handle challenges and problems on their own. I am trained in EMDR therapy.
(314) 794-5533 View (314) 794-5533
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Peter Bogart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, BC-TMH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Waitlist for new clients
Specializing in adolescent, adult, and family therapy, my mission is to help you and your family live your best lives—to close the gap between your "real self" and your "ideal self". To reduce conflict. To overcome negative behavioral patterns. To gain self-awareness, emotional insights, and regulation. To help you live in alignment with your values. Whatever your goals, I'm here to help you reach them—fully, presently, and with 100% commitment to you and this process.
Specializing in adolescent, adult, and family therapy, my mission is to help you and your family live your best lives—to close the gap between your "real self" and your "ideal self". To reduce conflict. To overcome negative behavioral patterns. To gain self-awareness, emotional insights, and regulation. To help you live in alignment with your values. Whatever your goals, I'm here to help you reach them—fully, presently, and with 100% commitment to you and this process.
(314) 926-9063 View (314) 926-9063
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Jessika Gray-Ross
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63122
Greetings! I've been in the helping profession for over 10 years and the journey has been both personally and professionally rewarding! I have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. My counseling style focuses on building a trusting, authentic therapeutic relationship, creating a judgment-free space for clients to explore life challenges and relationships. I am committed to helping you reach your goals in therapy and I look forward to encouraging you every step of the way!
Greetings! I've been in the helping profession for over 10 years and the journey has been both personally and professionally rewarding! I have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. My counseling style focuses on building a trusting, authentic therapeutic relationship, creating a judgment-free space for clients to explore life challenges and relationships. I am committed to helping you reach your goals in therapy and I look forward to encouraging you every step of the way!
(855) 656-0838 View (855) 656-0838
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Sherri M Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Pain. Fear. Anxiety. Sadness. The majority of challenges we experience in our life probably have something to do with relationships; either relationships with ourselves, our family, our jobs, our thoughts, etc. CHANGE can be scary and painful. Through building a therapeutic relationship with me, you can process your life, decisions, consequences, and hopes with support, empathy, and truth.
Pain. Fear. Anxiety. Sadness. The majority of challenges we experience in our life probably have something to do with relationships; either relationships with ourselves, our family, our jobs, our thoughts, etc. CHANGE can be scary and painful. Through building a therapeutic relationship with me, you can process your life, decisions, consequences, and hopes with support, empathy, and truth.
(314) 470-9203 View (314) 470-9203
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Wally Scull
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63122  (Online Only)
My clients come from many walks of life and may be going through several challenges in this thing we call life. My goal is to make therapy a safe space for my clients to process their presenting problems and not feel judged. Only evidence-based therapy approaches will be used to help my clients reach their therapy goals including Person Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma Informed Care. I help my clients feel validated, empowered, and capable to overcome life challenges.
My clients come from many walks of life and may be going through several challenges in this thing we call life. My goal is to make therapy a safe space for my clients to process their presenting problems and not feel judged. Only evidence-based therapy approaches will be used to help my clients reach their therapy goals including Person Centered, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Trauma Informed Care. I help my clients feel validated, empowered, and capable to overcome life challenges.
(314) 745-3003 View (314) 745-3003
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Susan Powell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MAC, PLPC
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122
At some point in life, most of us will find ourselves stuck and overwhelmed. The ways we have navigated life aren’t working, and the uncertainty we face is too much to bear alone. We need space to wrestle and a calm presence to join with us as we consider the way forward. For others of us, life has felt like one hit after another. We need a safe place to fall apart and permission to grieve at our own pace.
At some point in life, most of us will find ourselves stuck and overwhelmed. The ways we have navigated life aren’t working, and the uncertainty we face is too much to bear alone. We need space to wrestle and a calm presence to join with us as we consider the way forward. For others of us, life has felt like one hit after another. We need a safe place to fall apart and permission to grieve at our own pace.
(314) 947-4350 View (314) 947-4350
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Warren Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CDWF, DCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63122
I work with Individuals and I am certified to lead psycho-educational groups. Individual treatment is in Office and Virtual and Goal oriented. Client's are encouraged to set a treatment goal and work toward that goal in subsequent sessions. I am a level 2 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Clinician and utilize EMDR skills and techniques for desensitizing trauma and Breath work and Relaxation to minimize Stress and Trauma within sessions. I am a Brene' Brown Facilitator and use her literature and research to minimize shame and guilt issues around excess expectation.
I work with Individuals and I am certified to lead psycho-educational groups. Individual treatment is in Office and Virtual and Goal oriented. Client's are encouraged to set a treatment goal and work toward that goal in subsequent sessions. I am a level 2 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Clinician and utilize EMDR skills and techniques for desensitizing trauma and Breath work and Relaxation to minimize Stress and Trauma within sessions. I am a Brene' Brown Facilitator and use her literature and research to minimize shame and guilt issues around excess expectation.
(314) 730-9746 View (314) 730-9746
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Paula Heller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC, RDT
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122  (Online Only)
I believe change is possible! I help people just like you improve their relationships and build healthy interpersonal and family interactions by highlighting your strengths and resources, and helping you develop new coping strategies. I help families in crisis due to school issues, relationship issues and economic issues. I work with grief and specializes in issues related to pregnancy loss, infertility, life transitions for women including career issues, relationships, child birth, adoption, empty nesting, divorce and menopause.
I believe change is possible! I help people just like you improve their relationships and build healthy interpersonal and family interactions by highlighting your strengths and resources, and helping you develop new coping strategies. I help families in crisis due to school issues, relationship issues and economic issues. I work with grief and specializes in issues related to pregnancy loss, infertility, life transitions for women including career issues, relationships, child birth, adoption, empty nesting, divorce and menopause.
(314) 347-3580 View (314) 347-3580
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William Mattingly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63122
Life is difficult. You can be coasting along, only to wake up and find you just don’t have the same kind of joy and excitement that you used to. Activities and being with people you used to enjoy now just feel dull and lifeless or fill you with anxiety and, no matter what you do, nothing changes. You have difficulty falling asleep and, when you finally do, you wake up feeling exhausted and unrested. Your relationships may often be defined by constant fighting, insecurity, or lack of connection and excitement. Issues of sexual integrity fill you with shame, and, no matter what you do, you continue to struggle.
Life is difficult. You can be coasting along, only to wake up and find you just don’t have the same kind of joy and excitement that you used to. Activities and being with people you used to enjoy now just feel dull and lifeless or fill you with anxiety and, no matter what you do, nothing changes. You have difficulty falling asleep and, when you finally do, you wake up feeling exhausted and unrested. Your relationships may often be defined by constant fighting, insecurity, or lack of connection and excitement. Issues of sexual integrity fill you with shame, and, no matter what you do, you continue to struggle.
(314) 310-2279 View (314) 310-2279
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Kathleen McCoy
Counselor, MA, LPC, CRC
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! Are you feeling stressed, worried, or down and need to talk? I would love to get to know you, listen, and help. I am a person centered, goal driven counselor who leads with an empathetic, warm and supportive approach. My goal is to help you work through your complaints with a positive and non-judgmental perspective on the situation. I have a passion for working with young adults transitioning to work or college, working with adults balancing work and home life and working with individuals with disabilities to help maintain employment.
Hello! Are you feeling stressed, worried, or down and need to talk? I would love to get to know you, listen, and help. I am a person centered, goal driven counselor who leads with an empathetic, warm and supportive approach. My goal is to help you work through your complaints with a positive and non-judgmental perspective on the situation. I have a passion for working with young adults transitioning to work or college, working with adults balancing work and home life and working with individuals with disabilities to help maintain employment.
(314) 926-9609 View (314) 926-9609
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Mallory Lamb
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many of my clients have anxiety that presents as overthinking, indecision, self-criticism, avoidance, and tying worth to performance. This may show up in relationships, self-esteem, or a sense of overwhelm. Together we will lean into anxiety to re-expand your life, deconstruct your inner-critic, and change patterns keeping you stuck. In my practice, I primarily utilize relationally and developmentally informed Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My style is a blend of process and practical, to gain insight and make change when you are ready.
Many of my clients have anxiety that presents as overthinking, indecision, self-criticism, avoidance, and tying worth to performance. This may show up in relationships, self-esteem, or a sense of overwhelm. Together we will lean into anxiety to re-expand your life, deconstruct your inner-critic, and change patterns keeping you stuck. In my practice, I primarily utilize relationally and developmentally informed Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My style is a blend of process and practical, to gain insight and make change when you are ready.
(314) 526-2512 View (314) 526-2512
Photo of Christina A. Indriolo, Counselor in 63122, MO
Christina A. Indriolo
Counselor, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Welcome! I’m so grateful you’re here. I believe deeply in the inherent worth and healing capacity of all human beings. I view the therapeutic relationship as a sacred, expansive, and co-created space that allows us to show up authentically, get curious, engage with vulnerability, and step into our power. I believe that within therapy, we work to expand our capacity to be in relationship with ourselves and the world around us. As your trauma-informed therapist, you can expect me to show up authentically as a human first and foremost.
Welcome! I’m so grateful you’re here. I believe deeply in the inherent worth and healing capacity of all human beings. I view the therapeutic relationship as a sacred, expansive, and co-created space that allows us to show up authentically, get curious, engage with vulnerability, and step into our power. I believe that within therapy, we work to expand our capacity to be in relationship with ourselves and the world around us. As your trauma-informed therapist, you can expect me to show up authentically as a human first and foremost.
(314) 804-0728 View (314) 804-0728
Photo of Rebecca Ehrke, Psychologist in 63122, MO
Rebecca Ehrke
Psychologist, PsyD, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
My name is Rebecca Ehrke and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Certified EMDR therapist and practice owner of Lifestream Integrative Healing Center. I chose the name, "Lifestream", from the concept of the "stream of life" that Peter Levine refers to in Somatic Experiencing. When someone experiences a traumatic event, it can disrupt the flow of their life path. Lifestream Integrative Healing Center offers holistic trauma treatment that helps individuals heal and return to the lives they were innately meant to have.
My name is Rebecca Ehrke and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Certified EMDR therapist and practice owner of Lifestream Integrative Healing Center. I chose the name, "Lifestream", from the concept of the "stream of life" that Peter Levine refers to in Somatic Experiencing. When someone experiences a traumatic event, it can disrupt the flow of their life path. Lifestream Integrative Healing Center offers holistic trauma treatment that helps individuals heal and return to the lives they were innately meant to have.
(314) 804-1441 View (314) 804-1441
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Sarah Burns, LMSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, BC-TMH
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63122  (Online Only)
Has the need for control taken control over your life? Are you fed up with the habits you use to ease your anxiety and wish you had a better way to manage? It can feel easier to distract yourself as a way to avoid facing where your mind can wander, but maybe the easy fix has now created its own problems in the long run. Therapy can provide you with the tools to not only reduce suffering and get you back to your normal, but perhaps produce a life even better than you ever imagined. Together, I will help you face irrational fears, explore the role of your current ingrained thoughts and behaviors, and find more effective replacements.
Has the need for control taken control over your life? Are you fed up with the habits you use to ease your anxiety and wish you had a better way to manage? It can feel easier to distract yourself as a way to avoid facing where your mind can wander, but maybe the easy fix has now created its own problems in the long run. Therapy can provide you with the tools to not only reduce suffering and get you back to your normal, but perhaps produce a life even better than you ever imagined. Together, I will help you face irrational fears, explore the role of your current ingrained thoughts and behaviors, and find more effective replacements.
(314) 794-7370 View (314) 794-7370
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Lainie Barron
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC , LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Not accepting new clients
**On maternity leave from January 2024-March 2024** Hello there! Often taking the first step to decide to go to therapy is a big decision and I am here to help you and walk beside you in your path towards working to address your concerns. I work with adolescents and adults with concerns ranging from current life issues, relationship issues, or ongoing lifelong issues. I offer openness and collaboration to those I work with and see therapy as a collaborative effort between the client and therapist.
**On maternity leave from January 2024-March 2024** Hello there! Often taking the first step to decide to go to therapy is a big decision and I am here to help you and walk beside you in your path towards working to address your concerns. I work with adolescents and adults with concerns ranging from current life issues, relationship issues, or ongoing lifelong issues. I offer openness and collaboration to those I work with and see therapy as a collaborative effort between the client and therapist.
(314) 451-7055 View (314) 451-7055
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Heather Hewitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Welcome! My definition of therapy is simple: it is the decision to live consciously and with intention. By choosing therapy you are choosing to LEVEL-UP your life!
Welcome! My definition of therapy is simple: it is the decision to live consciously and with intention. By choosing therapy you are choosing to LEVEL-UP your life!
(314) 936-4076 View (314) 936-4076
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Susan Ginocchio Verble
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63122
We all long to feel heard, seen and understood. Whether you feel stuck in a negative cycle, feel distance from your partner, suffer from a betrayal or other unhealed wound, feel criticized, attacked, or misunderstood by your partner, I can provide an experience to help you heal your broken bonds and reconnect with the person that means the most to you! EFT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, is an intervention based on a scientific study of adult love and bonding processes, the leading edge in couples therapy. I have advanced training in EFT and am passionate about helping couples regain the connection they desire.
We all long to feel heard, seen and understood. Whether you feel stuck in a negative cycle, feel distance from your partner, suffer from a betrayal or other unhealed wound, feel criticized, attacked, or misunderstood by your partner, I can provide an experience to help you heal your broken bonds and reconnect with the person that means the most to you! EFT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, is an intervention based on a scientific study of adult love and bonding processes, the leading edge in couples therapy. I have advanced training in EFT and am passionate about helping couples regain the connection they desire.
(314) 888-9278 View (314) 888-9278

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Number of Therapists in 63122

200+

Average cost per session

$128

Therapists in 63122 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
69% Stress
68% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Cigna and Evernorth
62% Aetna

How Therapists in 63122 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 63122?

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.