Therapists in 63129

Photo of Katrina Fox, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 63129, MO
Katrina Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129  (Online Only)
Virtual only/online-Seeking support can feel like an overwhelming task, and be a bit scary. Whether you are new to therapy, or looking for a change, I work to establish trust and understanding of each person’s needs and goals. I work with kids, teens, families, couples, and adults to provide focused support to assist you in achieving your treatment goals. Lets get to work on building a strong therapeutic relationship to tackle your stressors and all the negative self-talk that has prevented you from feeling you are your best self.
Virtual only/online-Seeking support can feel like an overwhelming task, and be a bit scary. Whether you are new to therapy, or looking for a change, I work to establish trust and understanding of each person’s needs and goals. I work with kids, teens, families, couples, and adults to provide focused support to assist you in achieving your treatment goals. Lets get to work on building a strong therapeutic relationship to tackle your stressors and all the negative self-talk that has prevented you from feeling you are your best self.
(314) 786-3683 View (314) 786-3683
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Emily Seligson
MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Many of us long for genuine connection and safety in relation to ourselves and others. Sometimes we want to better understand who we are and where we came from, but it can feel daunting to even know where to begin. Other times, we hope for tools and understanding that can enable us to feel more regulated, as we move forward through challenging moments. Whatever it is that brought you here today, Emily finds it to be an honor to walk alongside you. Through a fostering of safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship, she strives to create healthy settings for change, growth, and healing.
Many of us long for genuine connection and safety in relation to ourselves and others. Sometimes we want to better understand who we are and where we came from, but it can feel daunting to even know where to begin. Other times, we hope for tools and understanding that can enable us to feel more regulated, as we move forward through challenging moments. Whatever it is that brought you here today, Emily finds it to be an honor to walk alongside you. Through a fostering of safety and trust in the therapeutic relationship, she strives to create healthy settings for change, growth, and healing.
(314) 635-9206 View (314) 635-9206
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Jamie Gebhardt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Life and relationships can be challenging sometimes. The good news is that you do not have to walk through it alone. You have already taken a big step by exploring options. I would love the opportunity to collaborate with you in finding the best approach to achieve wellness on your healthcare journey. For over 20 years, I have assisted clients of all ages and backgrounds in achieving meaning, growth, and overall wellness. I am particularly passionate about helping individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship difficulties, and other mental health challenges.
Life and relationships can be challenging sometimes. The good news is that you do not have to walk through it alone. You have already taken a big step by exploring options. I would love the opportunity to collaborate with you in finding the best approach to achieve wellness on your healthcare journey. For over 20 years, I have assisted clients of all ages and backgrounds in achieving meaning, growth, and overall wellness. I am particularly passionate about helping individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship difficulties, and other mental health challenges.
(314) 697-4965 View (314) 697-4965
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Herbert Lomax Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129
We all, at times in our life, can experience feelings of stress, sadness, anger, anxiety and become overwhelmed. Stress, when outside of our control, can negatively impact our relationships, our experience at work and confuse our sense of self. Whether coming from life experience, internal struggles or a mix of the wo, it can help to have someone available to help organize feelings, thoughts, and the direction we wish to go
We all, at times in our life, can experience feelings of stress, sadness, anger, anxiety and become overwhelmed. Stress, when outside of our control, can negatively impact our relationships, our experience at work and confuse our sense of self. Whether coming from life experience, internal struggles or a mix of the wo, it can help to have someone available to help organize feelings, thoughts, and the direction we wish to go
(314) 866-8459 View (314) 866-8459
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Jennifer Clark Penney
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC, CRC, CPLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Clients I work with often have anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, & communication issues. I help people learn coping skills through various methods of therapy, including Cognitive Therapy tools that can help people develop more realistic thought patterns that may decrease anxiety. I use assessments to determine underlying issues & proper diagnoses. My ideal client is motivated, open-minded, ready to address difficult topics, prepared to take actions steps, ready to create new habits. I can provide professional life coaching for people who need support with a specific issue or may be going through different life transitions.
Clients I work with often have anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, & communication issues. I help people learn coping skills through various methods of therapy, including Cognitive Therapy tools that can help people develop more realistic thought patterns that may decrease anxiety. I use assessments to determine underlying issues & proper diagnoses. My ideal client is motivated, open-minded, ready to address difficult topics, prepared to take actions steps, ready to create new habits. I can provide professional life coaching for people who need support with a specific issue or may be going through different life transitions.
(314) 501-9354 View (314) 501-9354
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Erika R King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults experiencing issues related to mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and adjustment issues. Over the past several years I have begun to specialize more fully in working with women who are experiencing stress related to TFMR, infertility, pregnancy/infancy loss, child loss, as well as women dealing with divorce, affairs, and other life stressors. I became certified in Perinatal Mental Health through Post Partum Support International in 2021. I bring an engaging, insightful, and empathic method to the table, meeting the client where they are emotionally and engaging in a gentle but consist
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults experiencing issues related to mood disorders, depression, anxiety, and adjustment issues. Over the past several years I have begun to specialize more fully in working with women who are experiencing stress related to TFMR, infertility, pregnancy/infancy loss, child loss, as well as women dealing with divorce, affairs, and other life stressors. I became certified in Perinatal Mental Health through Post Partum Support International in 2021. I bring an engaging, insightful, and empathic method to the table, meeting the client where they are emotionally and engaging in a gentle but consist
(314) 626-8253 View (314) 626-8253
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Ehrhard Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, MO 63129
If you’re looking for a licensed therapist who truly cares and works hard to provide every client with a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere look no further! I believe each of my clients deserve to feel empowered, heard, truly understood, and viewed as the expert of their own lives. At the end of the day, we all want to feel a connection and a deep sense of belonging. I believe that a strong, trusting, and healthy therapeutic alliance is the cornerstone for true progress to be made.
If you’re looking for a licensed therapist who truly cares and works hard to provide every client with a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere look no further! I believe each of my clients deserve to feel empowered, heard, truly understood, and viewed as the expert of their own lives. At the end of the day, we all want to feel a connection and a deep sense of belonging. I believe that a strong, trusting, and healthy therapeutic alliance is the cornerstone for true progress to be made.
(314) 970-5660 View (314) 970-5660
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Laura Sternberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129  (Online Only)
My counseling style is warm, interactive, and empathetic. I believe everyone should be treated with empathy, genuineness, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe in meeting people where they are in their journey. We will work together as a team to tailor sessions to meet your needs. My experience ranges from working with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, domestic violence, narcissistic abuse, and women’s issues. Domestic violence, women’s issues, and trauma are my specialties. Populations I specialize with are First Responders, Active-Duty Military, Reserves, Military Spouses,
My counseling style is warm, interactive, and empathetic. I believe everyone should be treated with empathy, genuineness, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I believe in meeting people where they are in their journey. We will work together as a team to tailor sessions to meet your needs. My experience ranges from working with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, domestic violence, narcissistic abuse, and women’s issues. Domestic violence, women’s issues, and trauma are my specialties. Populations I specialize with are First Responders, Active-Duty Military, Reserves, Military Spouses,
(314) 310-2827 View (314) 310-2827
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Revision Play Therapy
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Welcome to Revision Play! We are a dedicated group of licensed therapists within Revision that focus our energy on working with kids age 2-16. We work within an attachment framework to meet your child where they are and get them to where they need to be. We work with you to come up with a plan that best meets the needs of your child and have specialized rooms set up just for them!
Welcome to Revision Play! We are a dedicated group of licensed therapists within Revision that focus our energy on working with kids age 2-16. We work within an attachment framework to meet your child where they are and get them to where they need to be. We work with you to come up with a plan that best meets the needs of your child and have specialized rooms set up just for them!
(314) 804-2849 View (314) 804-2849
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True Vine Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129
I provide Christian counseling for individuals, couples, marriages and families looking for help with depression, anxiety, anger, abuse, addiction, communication struggles and fear.
I provide Christian counseling for individuals, couples, marriages and families looking for help with depression, anxiety, anger, abuse, addiction, communication struggles and fear.
(314) 403-7759 View (314) 403-7759
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Camille McCormack
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Are you scared of what’s to come? Do you sometimes feel lonely, confused? Maybe unheard or misunderstood. Perhaps it’s a transitional time in your life. Have you lost someone (or something) dear to you? Do you have a decision to make but don’t quite know how to launch? A counselor can be a resource to help you through these adjustments. A set of ears, a sounding board... Whether there’s difficulty with interpersonal relationships you need to further explore, or challenges with current situations you suspect stem from your past, let's explore and navigate
Are you scared of what’s to come? Do you sometimes feel lonely, confused? Maybe unheard or misunderstood. Perhaps it’s a transitional time in your life. Have you lost someone (or something) dear to you? Do you have a decision to make but don’t quite know how to launch? A counselor can be a resource to help you through these adjustments. A set of ears, a sounding board... Whether there’s difficulty with interpersonal relationships you need to further explore, or challenges with current situations you suspect stem from your past, let's explore and navigate
(314) 620-8291 View (314) 620-8291
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Sara Loftis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129
I have 15 years of experience working with families, couples and adolescents/teenagers who have endured trauma. Many I have helped struggled with self-harm, suicidal thoughts/attempts, anxiety, being bullied, peer pressure and peer conflicts, self-esteem, school performance, and/or school behaviors. I have also worked with many women over the years. Woman I have helped came to me due to weight management issues, grief, divorce, relationship issues/infidelity, finding purpose, the life-change cycle and stress/anxiety related to work/career challenges/changes. I enjoy helping clients find their inner self-confidence and strength.
I have 15 years of experience working with families, couples and adolescents/teenagers who have endured trauma. Many I have helped struggled with self-harm, suicidal thoughts/attempts, anxiety, being bullied, peer pressure and peer conflicts, self-esteem, school performance, and/or school behaviors. I have also worked with many women over the years. Woman I have helped came to me due to weight management issues, grief, divorce, relationship issues/infidelity, finding purpose, the life-change cycle and stress/anxiety related to work/career challenges/changes. I enjoy helping clients find their inner self-confidence and strength.
(314) 620-8291 View (314) 620-8291
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Andy Kerckhoff
Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
I help individuals with depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, trauma, grief, or shame. Many of my clients are in major life transitions. I help people become more aware of their emotional responses to stressors and to find better ways to manage their inner lives. I can help you become more empowered to make wiser decisions with a stronger sense of self, so you will be more satisfied with your life.
I help individuals with depression, anxiety, anger, addiction, trauma, grief, or shame. Many of my clients are in major life transitions. I help people become more aware of their emotional responses to stressors and to find better ways to manage their inner lives. I can help you become more empowered to make wiser decisions with a stronger sense of self, so you will be more satisfied with your life.
(636) 215-6600 View (636) 215-6600
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Kiley Aschoff
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Immediate morning and afternoon availability. Limited evening availability. Sliding scale and 85 dollar self pay. Cigna, Aetna, and MO HealthNet accepted. I want my clients to gain the knowledge and ability to address their needs outside of the therapy setting. I enjoy working with all age ranges and backgrounds and utilize a variety of techniques to make sure my clients are receiving care that is tailored for them. I have a person-centered approach and believe my clients are the experts on themselves and their needs. I enjoy empowering clients and using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Play Therapy techniques.
Immediate morning and afternoon availability. Limited evening availability. Sliding scale and 85 dollar self pay. Cigna, Aetna, and MO HealthNet accepted. I want my clients to gain the knowledge and ability to address their needs outside of the therapy setting. I enjoy working with all age ranges and backgrounds and utilize a variety of techniques to make sure my clients are receiving care that is tailored for them. I have a person-centered approach and believe my clients are the experts on themselves and their needs. I enjoy empowering clients and using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Play Therapy techniques.
(314) 936-4205 x28 View (314) 936-4205 x28
Photo of Sara Trunko, LPC Intern in 63129, MO
Sara Trunko
LPC Intern, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Life often presents us with challenges that can easily become overwhelming or even daunting. In a world filled with relentless to-do lists and constant demands, finding time for ourselves often takes a back seat. Our society doesn’t always encourage the practice of self-care, leaving many of us feeling stretched thin. Investing time and energy in yourself is a powerful choice you can make to begin shifting this dynamic. You deserve the life you want and have the power to make meaningful changes toward that life.
Life often presents us with challenges that can easily become overwhelming or even daunting. In a world filled with relentless to-do lists and constant demands, finding time for ourselves often takes a back seat. Our society doesn’t always encourage the practice of self-care, leaving many of us feeling stretched thin. Investing time and energy in yourself is a powerful choice you can make to begin shifting this dynamic. You deserve the life you want and have the power to make meaningful changes toward that life.
(314) 866-8791 View (314) 866-8791
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Molly Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Now offering an Art Therapy for Anxiety Group: Do you ever feel like you are struggling alone in your anxiety? Attend a helpful, inspired group atmosphere and learn ways to use your creativity to express your feelings and let go of anxiety. You do not need to be an artist to engage in art therapy. Everyone has creativity in them, it is just a matter of unlocking it! Art therapy is a way to calm the nervous system and bring more creativity to your life. Group therapy is a way to relate to others struggling with the same issues that you are. It is my hope you will find healing and peace while in this group.
Now offering an Art Therapy for Anxiety Group: Do you ever feel like you are struggling alone in your anxiety? Attend a helpful, inspired group atmosphere and learn ways to use your creativity to express your feelings and let go of anxiety. You do not need to be an artist to engage in art therapy. Everyone has creativity in them, it is just a matter of unlocking it! Art therapy is a way to calm the nervous system and bring more creativity to your life. Group therapy is a way to relate to others struggling with the same issues that you are. It is my hope you will find healing and peace while in this group.
(314) 626-8216 View (314) 626-8216
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Amanda Woollard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about helping people and believe therapy is a collaborative process where we will work together to determine your goals and how to achieve them. Current or past issues may have you feeling discouraged or defeated about your ability to feel better. My goal is to create a safe environment that allows you to feel comfortable enough to engage fully in therapy so that I can help you achieve your full potential. Clients find themselves at ease working with me and are able to address what prompted them to seek therapy without fear of being judged or criticized.
I am passionate about helping people and believe therapy is a collaborative process where we will work together to determine your goals and how to achieve them. Current or past issues may have you feeling discouraged or defeated about your ability to feel better. My goal is to create a safe environment that allows you to feel comfortable enough to engage fully in therapy so that I can help you achieve your full potential. Clients find themselves at ease working with me and are able to address what prompted them to seek therapy without fear of being judged or criticized.
(314) 287-5397 View (314) 287-5397
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Alicia Seidler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
I seek to do whatever possible to help you feel safe in counseling. The relationship between you and I needs to be one that feels warm, inviting, non-judgmental, and encouraging. From the safety of this relationship, you can then feel supported enough to grieve what has been lost and push to fight for the things that have been taken from your life.
I seek to do whatever possible to help you feel safe in counseling. The relationship between you and I needs to be one that feels warm, inviting, non-judgmental, and encouraging. From the safety of this relationship, you can then feel supported enough to grieve what has been lost and push to fight for the things that have been taken from your life.
(314) 696-6125 View (314) 696-6125
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Nicholas Pantages
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Hey there! Thank you so much for being willing to kickstart this exploration toward a more attuned, insightful future YOU:) I appreciate you taking the time to learn more about what you need and the potential best fit going forward on your therapeutic road trip. I have been practicing in the field for 8 years, working with individuals who are overcoming depression, anxiety, stress, loss, and severe mental illness. I received my BA in psychology from Boston University and my Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.
Hey there! Thank you so much for being willing to kickstart this exploration toward a more attuned, insightful future YOU:) I appreciate you taking the time to learn more about what you need and the potential best fit going forward on your therapeutic road trip. I have been practicing in the field for 8 years, working with individuals who are overcoming depression, anxiety, stress, loss, and severe mental illness. I received my BA in psychology from Boston University and my Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.
(314) 804-2185 View (314) 804-2185
Photo of Katie Lorenz, Licensed Professional Counselor in 63129, MO
Katie Lorenz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63129
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Weighed down by anxiety? Difficulties in relationships or tensions with your children? I can provide you with tools and teach you how to use them, which can help to provide a more satisfying life and to help you become a healthier individual. I am driven by a passion for improving the lives of others and work diligently to provide a custom approach to meet client’s needs. I want to help individuals discover their true identities and God-given gifts, potential, and purposes in life. My approach is to provide empathy and challenge and help clients move toward transformation to make necessary changes.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Weighed down by anxiety? Difficulties in relationships or tensions with your children? I can provide you with tools and teach you how to use them, which can help to provide a more satisfying life and to help you become a healthier individual. I am driven by a passion for improving the lives of others and work diligently to provide a custom approach to meet client’s needs. I want to help individuals discover their true identities and God-given gifts, potential, and purposes in life. My approach is to provide empathy and challenge and help clients move toward transformation to make necessary changes.
(314) 907-1834 View (314) 907-1834

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 63129

60+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 63129 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
76% Family Conflict
76% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
71% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Cigna and Evernorth
68% Aetna

How Therapists in 63129 see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 63129?

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.