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Colleen Larson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Colleen Larson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2022. Colleen has been working with adults and children for several years. She thinks that what makes her successful is her ability to build relationships and find strengths in her clients. She hopes that her clients walk away from sessions feeling calm, heard, and valued. Outside of work, Colleen enjoys spending time with her family, going to the zoo, and learning how to cook.
Colleen Larson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri who has been practicing since 2022. Colleen has been working with adults and children for several years. She thinks that what makes her successful is her ability to build relationships and find strengths in her clients. She hopes that her clients walk away from sessions feeling calm, heard, and valued. Outside of work, Colleen enjoys spending time with her family, going to the zoo, and learning how to cook.
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Mark Hale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Mark Hale II, MSW, LMSW earned his bachelor's degree in social work from Lindenwood University, and Master's in Social Work with an emphasis in Behavioral Health at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Mark is working on his licensure in clinical social work. During his studies, Mark was a member of the Behavioral Health Workforce and Education Training program (BHWET) where he received specialized training in integrated behavioral health.
Mark Hale II, MSW, LMSW earned his bachelor's degree in social work from Lindenwood University, and Master's in Social Work with an emphasis in Behavioral Health at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Mark is working on his licensure in clinical social work. During his studies, Mark was a member of the Behavioral Health Workforce and Education Training program (BHWET) where he received specialized training in integrated behavioral health.
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Meg Verstraete
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Meg Verstraete has over 18 + years as a licensed professional counselor. Ms. Verstraete's experience includes both educational and clinical settings. Some of her experience includes assisting her clients with matters such as eating disordered behavior, high conflict divorce and parenting matters, grief and loss, spectrum related matters, behavioral issues in education, learning disorders, depression, grief and loss, anxiety and pandemic related issues.
Meg Verstraete has over 18 + years as a licensed professional counselor. Ms. Verstraete's experience includes both educational and clinical settings. Some of her experience includes assisting her clients with matters such as eating disordered behavior, high conflict divorce and parenting matters, grief and loss, spectrum related matters, behavioral issues in education, learning disorders, depression, grief and loss, anxiety and pandemic related issues.
(636) 431-4240 View (636) 431-4240
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Daniel Downey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Hello, I’m Daniel Downey, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist based in St. Louis, Missouri. I provide mental health services to individuals across the state. My practice has two main areas of focus. The first is working with individuals experiencing anxiety and related disorders such as OCD, phobias, panic disorder, and depression. I My second area of focus is working with young adults experiencing difficulties with major life transitions, including those related to gender identity and sexuality. I incorporate cognitive theory, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches.
Hello, I’m Daniel Downey, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist based in St. Louis, Missouri. I provide mental health services to individuals across the state. My practice has two main areas of focus. The first is working with individuals experiencing anxiety and related disorders such as OCD, phobias, panic disorder, and depression. I My second area of focus is working with young adults experiencing difficulties with major life transitions, including those related to gender identity and sexuality. I incorporate cognitive theory, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches.
(636) 535-1906 View (636) 535-1906
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Yelitza Cruz-Cubano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! My name is Yelitza Cruz-Cubano (CC). I am a bilingual (fluent in Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I am currently working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) under the supervision of James Carroll. As an Army brat and Air Force veteran I had the opportunity to travel and get to know different cultures, places and people. I started a new journey in the beautiful Saint Louis area and decided to pursue counseling with the desire to continue serving my community through enriching and uplifting others.
Hello! My name is Yelitza Cruz-Cubano (CC). I am a bilingual (fluent in Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I am currently working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) under the supervision of James Carroll. As an Army brat and Air Force veteran I had the opportunity to travel and get to know different cultures, places and people. I started a new journey in the beautiful Saint Louis area and decided to pursue counseling with the desire to continue serving my community through enriching and uplifting others.
(636) 395-0465 View (636) 395-0465
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Brittany Taussig
MAT, BCBA
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
I love working with children and families as they address significant social, emotional and behavior concerns. I seek to help parents or caregivers understand that their child's behavior is trying to communicate something, and together we figure out what the unmet need is and how to provide support and meet the child's needs in alternative ways. I also partner with the child to help them learn how to communicate their wants and needs in safe and appropriate ways by teaching them alternative replacement behaviors instead!
I love working with children and families as they address significant social, emotional and behavior concerns. I seek to help parents or caregivers understand that their child's behavior is trying to communicate something, and together we figure out what the unmet need is and how to provide support and meet the child's needs in alternative ways. I also partner with the child to help them learn how to communicate their wants and needs in safe and appropriate ways by teaching them alternative replacement behaviors instead!
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Melynda Heienickle
Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT, CSC, CCPC
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Counseling for wellness and wisdom. That’s my mission. My goal as your counselor is to accept an invitation into your complex and dynamic world; in hopes that I may offer you the support you are seeking to find peace. If you are searching through this directory, chances are you sense, or maybe even know, something is not quite right in your life. Are you personally struggling and haven’t found a solution or a way to move forward? Is your marriage or committed relationship in a state of turmoil? Perhaps your child or someone else you care deeply for is struggling, and you are unsure of how to help them or even cope yourself.
Counseling for wellness and wisdom. That’s my mission. My goal as your counselor is to accept an invitation into your complex and dynamic world; in hopes that I may offer you the support you are seeking to find peace. If you are searching through this directory, chances are you sense, or maybe even know, something is not quite right in your life. Are you personally struggling and haven’t found a solution or a way to move forward? Is your marriage or committed relationship in a state of turmoil? Perhaps your child or someone else you care deeply for is struggling, and you are unsure of how to help them or even cope yourself.
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Amy Claeys
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be hard. Often times, mental health or life circumstances can get in the way of us living the life we thought we would. My goal is to provide an atmosphere where there is no judgement and to walk alongside you as you navigate through life stressors. People come to therapy for all different reasons and I have helped clients address concerns such as anxiety, depression, self-injury, grief, loss, and temporary transition. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Whether you are coming to therapy to work on a specific goal or you’re not quite sure why you’re here, I want to help.
Life can be hard. Often times, mental health or life circumstances can get in the way of us living the life we thought we would. My goal is to provide an atmosphere where there is no judgement and to walk alongside you as you navigate through life stressors. People come to therapy for all different reasons and I have helped clients address concerns such as anxiety, depression, self-injury, grief, loss, and temporary transition. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Whether you are coming to therapy to work on a specific goal or you’re not quite sure why you’re here, I want to help.
(636) 245-5192 View (636) 245-5192
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Janza Preston
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376  (Online Only)
I have created a genuine, engaging therapeutic relationship with clients and apply my skills to provide a healing course of treatment. My experience includes individual sessions involving substance abuse, schizophrenia, developmental disability, career building, depression, and suicidal ideation. My goal for the clients is to enhance their basic emotional, behavioral, and spiritual skills to attain peace in the midst of their storm. Thus, enabling them to apply wisdom in current and future situations.
I have created a genuine, engaging therapeutic relationship with clients and apply my skills to provide a healing course of treatment. My experience includes individual sessions involving substance abuse, schizophrenia, developmental disability, career building, depression, and suicidal ideation. My goal for the clients is to enhance their basic emotional, behavioral, and spiritual skills to attain peace in the midst of their storm. Thus, enabling them to apply wisdom in current and future situations.
(636) 422-5993 View (636) 422-5993
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David Russell Burney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Reaching out for support takes strength and courage. I respect this, and my aim is to create a calm, inviting atmosphere where a deep sense of trust can grow between client and therapist. I believe that pain shared is pain lessened and that people can and do recover from issues that have been troubling them for years. I have found that many people enter therapy not because of a complex mental health issue but because of a general feeling of life not being what they would like it to be. Let me be a catalyst of change for you.
Reaching out for support takes strength and courage. I respect this, and my aim is to create a calm, inviting atmosphere where a deep sense of trust can grow between client and therapist. I believe that pain shared is pain lessened and that people can and do recover from issues that have been troubling them for years. I have found that many people enter therapy not because of a complex mental health issue but because of a general feeling of life not being what they would like it to be. Let me be a catalyst of change for you.
(636) 202-0919 View (636) 202-0919
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Brenda Lorraine Bryant
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
We all walk on a journey through life. It is on this journey that we face situations that we can celebrate, but also situations in which we struggle. I will walk with you on this journey. We will be open and honest to help you reach a place of peace that you desire. It takes time to work through grief, anger, and challenges, and that is okay. Allow your inner strength to shine through as you make this step toward inner healing. Know that you are worth this step and the time that it takes to reach the destination you choose to find a better and more fulfilling life. Call today and know that it is time to get started. You can do this!
We all walk on a journey through life. It is on this journey that we face situations that we can celebrate, but also situations in which we struggle. I will walk with you on this journey. We will be open and honest to help you reach a place of peace that you desire. It takes time to work through grief, anger, and challenges, and that is okay. Allow your inner strength to shine through as you make this step toward inner healing. Know that you are worth this step and the time that it takes to reach the destination you choose to find a better and more fulfilling life. Call today and know that it is time to get started. You can do this!
(844) 991-0090 View (844) 991-0090
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Charlie Smerz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Insecurities, traumas, relationship drama, emotional distress--sometimes we get stuck in life's junk and struggle to move beyond it, causing undue pain and suffering. If this has happened to you, you have the power to take back your peace of mind. Let me help you with that. I have a passion to help others work through life's difficulties to cultivate something better. I love working with people of all ages, and I specialize in working with teenagers, those transitioning to adulthood, and adults under 60.
Insecurities, traumas, relationship drama, emotional distress--sometimes we get stuck in life's junk and struggle to move beyond it, causing undue pain and suffering. If this has happened to you, you have the power to take back your peace of mind. Let me help you with that. I have a passion to help others work through life's difficulties to cultivate something better. I love working with people of all ages, and I specialize in working with teenagers, those transitioning to adulthood, and adults under 60.
(636) 238-1879 View (636) 238-1879
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Janice Bushong
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
My name is Janice Bushong, I am a Licensed Professional counselor in the state of Missouri. I have a history of working in substance abuse, individual therapy, group therapy and couple's therapy. Types of clients I most typically work with are substance abuse, anxiety disorder, depression, anger management and bipolar disorder. I very much enjoy working with the addictive personality group of clients,
My name is Janice Bushong, I am a Licensed Professional counselor in the state of Missouri. I have a history of working in substance abuse, individual therapy, group therapy and couple's therapy. Types of clients I most typically work with are substance abuse, anxiety disorder, depression, anger management and bipolar disorder. I very much enjoy working with the addictive personality group of clients,
(636) 249-1760 View (636) 249-1760
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Sandra Carol Glatz-Nekula
Counselor, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Whether it's ODD, Conduct Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Childhood Trauma, families in the midst of divorce, individual or marriage counseling , I am here to provide you with coping skills or strategies to get you through the rough times and teach you how to continue using these strategies throughout your life.
Whether it's ODD, Conduct Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Childhood Trauma, families in the midst of divorce, individual or marriage counseling , I am here to provide you with coping skills or strategies to get you through the rough times and teach you how to continue using these strategies throughout your life.
(636) 294-2694 View (636) 294-2694
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Kimberly Wall
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Welcome! Perhaps you're here because you feel overwhelmed or consumed by your strong emotions; your own voice gets lost in the chaos. Perhaps you find yourself doing all of the work in your relationships while sacrificing so much for others and still feeling alone. Perhaps you prioritize the needs of others, to your own detriment, while compromising on boundaries in an effort to seek acceptance. You know you want authentic connection, but anxiety and depression cripple your ability to build the life you want. Your needs matter, and I would be honored to hold space for the parts of you that long to be heard.
Welcome! Perhaps you're here because you feel overwhelmed or consumed by your strong emotions; your own voice gets lost in the chaos. Perhaps you find yourself doing all of the work in your relationships while sacrificing so much for others and still feeling alone. Perhaps you prioritize the needs of others, to your own detriment, while compromising on boundaries in an effort to seek acceptance. You know you want authentic connection, but anxiety and depression cripple your ability to build the life you want. Your needs matter, and I would be honored to hold space for the parts of you that long to be heard.
(636) 202-0343 View (636) 202-0343
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Ricky Lomax
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is one who believes in actively participating in the therapeutic process. I believe that the client has all of the tools necessary for healing they just need to be encouraged and empowered to use them. I have worked with a host of mental/emotional issues; Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Major Depression and Conduct Disorder. I also work with individuals who have issues with their sexuality;including homosexuality, lesbianism and bisexual relationships. I have witnessed a lot of success with children who have ADHD. I have worked well with adults suffering from Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
My ideal client is one who believes in actively participating in the therapeutic process. I believe that the client has all of the tools necessary for healing they just need to be encouraged and empowered to use them. I have worked with a host of mental/emotional issues; Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Major Depression and Conduct Disorder. I also work with individuals who have issues with their sexuality;including homosexuality, lesbianism and bisexual relationships. I have witnessed a lot of success with children who have ADHD. I have worked well with adults suffering from Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder.
(314) 720-6144 View (314) 720-6144
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Meredith McCannon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
My name is Meredith McCannon. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri. My approach to therapy is client-centered and solution focused. I have a degree in Community counseling and have worked with all ages. The most common diagnosis is PTSD, MDD, GAD, Bi-polar, and borderline personality disorder. My therapeutic approach has a few theories involved. I used DBT and CBT for mindfulness and thought, feeling, behavior chain. I believe in building rapport and trust with clients to be able to work together on solutions.
My name is Meredith McCannon. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri. My approach to therapy is client-centered and solution focused. I have a degree in Community counseling and have worked with all ages. The most common diagnosis is PTSD, MDD, GAD, Bi-polar, and borderline personality disorder. My therapeutic approach has a few theories involved. I used DBT and CBT for mindfulness and thought, feeling, behavior chain. I believe in building rapport and trust with clients to be able to work together on solutions.
(636) 782-3264 View (636) 782-3264
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Liza Kebel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Liza Kebel-Spielman, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of different issues such as suicide, homicide, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bullying, anger, relationships, physical and mental abuse, and issues within the family unit. Liza uses different counseling approaches during sessions such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
Liza Kebel-Spielman, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of different issues such as suicide, homicide, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bullying, anger, relationships, physical and mental abuse, and issues within the family unit. Liza uses different counseling approaches during sessions such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.
(636) 339-3687 View (636) 339-3687
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Antoinette Zvorak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Toni Zvorak, MSW, LCSW provides treatment to adults ages 18+ who struggle with anxiety, anger, and grief, as well as mood swings, sadness, self-harm, relationship issues, substance abuse, and self-sabotaging behaviors. She enjoys working with clients who have Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Grief, and Dual Diagnosis. She focuses on coaching clients on how to build new skills that help them restore confidence in themselves and mental balance within their lives.
Toni Zvorak, MSW, LCSW provides treatment to adults ages 18+ who struggle with anxiety, anger, and grief, as well as mood swings, sadness, self-harm, relationship issues, substance abuse, and self-sabotaging behaviors. She enjoys working with clients who have Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Grief, and Dual Diagnosis. She focuses on coaching clients on how to build new skills that help them restore confidence in themselves and mental balance within their lives.
(636) 435-7083 View (636) 435-7083
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Randall Ray Schultze
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, MO 63376
I gravitate toward working with couples, families, and adult individuals. My clients struggle with a wide range of mental health concerns but we may be a good fit if you have found that: 1) Couples counseling interests you 2) People-pleasing has become too exhausting 3) Identifying or expressing emotions is difficult 4) You've noticed a change in your relationship 5) You are a member of the LGBTQ+ community 6) You're struggling with conflict and/or communication 7) You want a safe space to process/understand your past.
I gravitate toward working with couples, families, and adult individuals. My clients struggle with a wide range of mental health concerns but we may be a good fit if you have found that: 1) Couples counseling interests you 2) People-pleasing has become too exhausting 3) Identifying or expressing emotions is difficult 4) You've noticed a change in your relationship 5) You are a member of the LGBTQ+ community 6) You're struggling with conflict and/or communication 7) You want a safe space to process/understand your past.
(636) 500-1909 View (636) 500-1909

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 63376

100+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 63376 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
71% Relationship Issues
71% Grief
71% Coping Skills
67% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 63376 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 63376?

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.