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Mark Kuykendall
Licensed Professional Counselor, SEP, LPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64116  (Online Only)
𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗠𝗘𝗡 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛 𝗔𝗡𝗫𝗜𝗘𝗧𝗬: Are you hurting, worried, mind buzzing with thoughts, feeling alone and tired of all the stress? Feel you can barely keep your head above water? Are you losing your temper with people you love? Are you having panic attacks? Do you worry all the time about everything? Are you having trouble sleeping through the night? Do you feel like you're "stuck in a loop?" 𝗜 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽.
𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗠𝗘𝗡 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛 𝗔𝗡𝗫𝗜𝗘𝗧𝗬: Are you hurting, worried, mind buzzing with thoughts, feeling alone and tired of all the stress? Feel you can barely keep your head above water? Are you losing your temper with people you love? Are you having panic attacks? Do you worry all the time about everything? Are you having trouble sleeping through the night? Do you feel like you're "stuck in a loop?" 𝗜 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽.
(816) 439-8830 View (816) 439-8830
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Rosalie Branchick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64116
I am heartened by people's willingness to reach out and courageously rediscover hope. The journey of life can be challenging and overwhelming. There are times when we are left standing at crossroads feeling disconnected or unappreciated. You may be experiencing loneliness, shame or guilt. Or may have reached a point of sheer frustration. I walk along side my clients as they revitalize relationships, empower their authentic self, and realize inherent potential. I provide therapy for couples, families and individuals, and welcome those of any age, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
I am heartened by people's willingness to reach out and courageously rediscover hope. The journey of life can be challenging and overwhelming. There are times when we are left standing at crossroads feeling disconnected or unappreciated. You may be experiencing loneliness, shame or guilt. Or may have reached a point of sheer frustration. I walk along side my clients as they revitalize relationships, empower their authentic self, and realize inherent potential. I provide therapy for couples, families and individuals, and welcome those of any age, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
(816) 839-9269 View (816) 839-9269
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Rebecca Rickard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64116
Welcome! Sometimes we find ourselves in "survival mode," where we are doing what we can to get by. And with so many stressors, there's no time to reflect on how we are really doing. Thoughts and emotions can sneak up at random, often leaving one confused. Many of my clients have experienced multiple traumas and choose to process these memories. Some prefer to focus on getting coping skills, tailored to each individual, to relieve symptoms. Trauma has a lasting impact on our lives which makes adjusting to a new life more difficult, I'm here to help.
Welcome! Sometimes we find ourselves in "survival mode," where we are doing what we can to get by. And with so many stressors, there's no time to reflect on how we are really doing. Thoughts and emotions can sneak up at random, often leaving one confused. Many of my clients have experienced multiple traumas and choose to process these memories. Some prefer to focus on getting coping skills, tailored to each individual, to relieve symptoms. Trauma has a lasting impact on our lives which makes adjusting to a new life more difficult, I'm here to help.
(816) 750-6112 View (816) 750-6112
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Brianna Duncan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64116
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about working with adults of any age who may be struggling to navigate through distressing emotions and life situations, experiencing anxiety and depression, interpersonal difficulties, emotion dysregulation, and so much more! I haven't met you yet AND I already know you are worthy of a life worth living. If you are struggling to find this as fully as you deserve, I would love to support you every step of the way. Therapy doesn't have to be doom and gloom - in fact, we can have fun in sessions, cry AND laugh, take our time getting to know each other, and I will help you reach the place you want to be!
I am passionate about working with adults of any age who may be struggling to navigate through distressing emotions and life situations, experiencing anxiety and depression, interpersonal difficulties, emotion dysregulation, and so much more! I haven't met you yet AND I already know you are worthy of a life worth living. If you are struggling to find this as fully as you deserve, I would love to support you every step of the way. Therapy doesn't have to be doom and gloom - in fact, we can have fun in sessions, cry AND laugh, take our time getting to know each other, and I will help you reach the place you want to be!
(816) 466-4768 View (816) 466-4768
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Michael Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64116
We all have times where we just feel a little (or a lot) overwhelmed, even though most of us pretend we don’t (myself included). Or times when we think, “Nothing I’m doing is working with my kid (or husband, wife, sister, bestie, aunt, grandma, well…you get the idea)!” We delude ourselves into thinking everyone else has it all figured out. They don’t. And, it’s okay that you don’t. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, at a loss for how to help your loved one, or just unsure of the next steps in your relationship, therapy can help.
We all have times where we just feel a little (or a lot) overwhelmed, even though most of us pretend we don’t (myself included). Or times when we think, “Nothing I’m doing is working with my kid (or husband, wife, sister, bestie, aunt, grandma, well…you get the idea)!” We delude ourselves into thinking everyone else has it all figured out. They don’t. And, it’s okay that you don’t. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, at a loss for how to help your loved one, or just unsure of the next steps in your relationship, therapy can help.
(816) 327-7519 View (816) 327-7519
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Emily Roe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64116
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or constantly overthinking? Are you someone who tends to get lost in work, caregiving, or the fast pace rate of life that you forget to focus on yourself? Does taking time for yourself feel like a foreign activity? Do you desire to find your sense of purpose again? To learn to slow down and exist in the here and now for a while. Perhaps you are ready to process the loss of a loved one, to find peace with grief or unexpected news. Perhaps seek support in your own end of life journey, to explore the process of death and dying and the thoughts and emotions that may come.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or constantly overthinking? Are you someone who tends to get lost in work, caregiving, or the fast pace rate of life that you forget to focus on yourself? Does taking time for yourself feel like a foreign activity? Do you desire to find your sense of purpose again? To learn to slow down and exist in the here and now for a while. Perhaps you are ready to process the loss of a loved one, to find peace with grief or unexpected news. Perhaps seek support in your own end of life journey, to explore the process of death and dying and the thoughts and emotions that may come.
(417) 764-5836 View (417) 764-5836
Photo of Mike Porter, Marriage & Family Therapist in 64116, MO
Mike Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64116
We all have times where we just feel a little (or a lot) overwhelmed, even though most of us pretend we don’t (myself included). Or times when we think, “Nothing I’m doing is working with my kid (or husband, wife, sister, bestie, aunt, grandma, well…you get the idea)!” We delude ourselves into thinking everyone else has it all figured out. They don’t. And, it’s okay that you don’t. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, at a loss for how to help your loved one, or just unsure of the next steps in your relationship, therapy can help.
We all have times where we just feel a little (or a lot) overwhelmed, even though most of us pretend we don’t (myself included). Or times when we think, “Nothing I’m doing is working with my kid (or husband, wife, sister, bestie, aunt, grandma, well…you get the idea)!” We delude ourselves into thinking everyone else has it all figured out. They don’t. And, it’s okay that you don’t. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, at a loss for how to help your loved one, or just unsure of the next steps in your relationship, therapy can help.
(816) 370-6599 View (816) 370-6599
Photo of Kathy Alagna, Licensed Professional Counselor in 64116, MO
Kathy Alagna
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64116  (Online Only)
My name is Kathy Alagna and I am a licensed therapist in Kansas City, Missouri. My passion is helping individuals with effective counseling and therapy. You may have arrived here because you want to make a change in your life, within yourself, or in your relationship. I believe I can help you because I specialize in facilitating changes and skills that lead to profound transformations. You have already taken the first step which is a great sign of strength. It takes courage, especially if you are new to counseling or therapy. I look forward to meeting you and providing a trusting, supportive, and empowering environment.
My name is Kathy Alagna and I am a licensed therapist in Kansas City, Missouri. My passion is helping individuals with effective counseling and therapy. You may have arrived here because you want to make a change in your life, within yourself, or in your relationship. I believe I can help you because I specialize in facilitating changes and skills that lead to profound transformations. You have already taken the first step which is a great sign of strength. It takes courage, especially if you are new to counseling or therapy. I look forward to meeting you and providing a trusting, supportive, and empowering environment.
(816) 307-2452 View (816) 307-2452
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Jenna L Reddoch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64116
Hello and welcome! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I have been providing individual and family therapy services for 15 years. Searching for a therapist can be a daunting task and you are taking a brave first step! I work with individuals (both children and adults) who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, family conflict, trauma, disordered eating, body image, life transitions, and overall stressors.
Hello and welcome! As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I have been providing individual and family therapy services for 15 years. Searching for a therapist can be a daunting task and you are taking a brave first step! I work with individuals (both children and adults) who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, family conflict, trauma, disordered eating, body image, life transitions, and overall stressors.
(816) 323-5210 View (816) 323-5210
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Lucy Roldán Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64116
Not accepting new clients
Trained in Somatic Experiencing - Somatic Experiencing (SE) personal sessions provided at a discount for SEI Beginning 1 participants (limited sessions available). EMDR (met certification requirements), Clinical Ericksonian Hypnosis. I customize my treatment plan to your needs. Immigration Cases Taken - Evaluations for immigration hardship letters provided (cartas de sufrimiento para inmigración). Beginning I SE students, please reach out by email to schedule a personal session.
Trained in Somatic Experiencing - Somatic Experiencing (SE) personal sessions provided at a discount for SEI Beginning 1 participants (limited sessions available). EMDR (met certification requirements), Clinical Ericksonian Hypnosis. I customize my treatment plan to your needs. Immigration Cases Taken - Evaluations for immigration hardship letters provided (cartas de sufrimiento para inmigración). Beginning I SE students, please reach out by email to schedule a personal session.
(816) 479-5749 View (816) 479-5749
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Adam Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64116
We are not meant to live life alone, but rather deeply involved in relationships. Some of these relationships are highly successful, while others have come with great loss, significant struggle or just the every day difficulty of learning to live and enjoy life with another person. I believe in the value of working through personal problems in the context of building stronger relationships. I will help you work through this on a personal level or with whomever you are needing to have a restored relationship with.
We are not meant to live life alone, but rather deeply involved in relationships. Some of these relationships are highly successful, while others have come with great loss, significant struggle or just the every day difficulty of learning to live and enjoy life with another person. I believe in the value of working through personal problems in the context of building stronger relationships. I will help you work through this on a personal level or with whomever you are needing to have a restored relationship with.
(816) 327-7967 View (816) 327-7967
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Elyria E Vandegrift
LPC Intern, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64116
You don't have to do it alone. We are all a work in progress. I truly enjoy working with people and helping them discover their voice and individual agency. In this fast paced world, self-care is so important. I offer a warm, friendly, non-judgmental space to process through the different emotions and life challenges that we all experience.
You don't have to do it alone. We are all a work in progress. I truly enjoy working with people and helping them discover their voice and individual agency. In this fast paced world, self-care is so important. I offer a warm, friendly, non-judgmental space to process through the different emotions and life challenges that we all experience.
(816) 323-4810 View (816) 323-4810
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April R McReynolds
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64116
Children are one of life's greatest and most challenging gifts. We long to protect them and set them up for all the best things that life can offer. Unfortunately, life can take wild turns and our world can be painfully ugly. Even with our best efforts, children can end up feeling hurt, anxious, angry, sad, disconnected and confused. While we can't walk a child's path for them, we can provide them with empowering spaces to learn to confidently walk their own. Unlike adults, children do not have language to process all they feel and experience, but they have play.
Children are one of life's greatest and most challenging gifts. We long to protect them and set them up for all the best things that life can offer. Unfortunately, life can take wild turns and our world can be painfully ugly. Even with our best efforts, children can end up feeling hurt, anxious, angry, sad, disconnected and confused. While we can't walk a child's path for them, we can provide them with empowering spaces to learn to confidently walk their own. Unlike adults, children do not have language to process all they feel and experience, but they have play.
(816) 514-1885 View (816) 514-1885
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Valerie Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64116
Do you feel as though you lack confidence in your ability to express yourself in relationships? Are you having a hard time finding affirmation and support for your needs or desires? Maybe you feel inauthentic in your roles or relationships and uncertain in your ability to change these uncomfortable aspects of your life. The therapeutic relationship can provide an affirming space for you to build confidence in yourself. It can be a place to explore your needs and wants and develop strategies to align yourself with them.
Do you feel as though you lack confidence in your ability to express yourself in relationships? Are you having a hard time finding affirmation and support for your needs or desires? Maybe you feel inauthentic in your roles or relationships and uncertain in your ability to change these uncomfortable aspects of your life. The therapeutic relationship can provide an affirming space for you to build confidence in yourself. It can be a place to explore your needs and wants and develop strategies to align yourself with them.
(312) 626-0680 View (312) 626-0680
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Alyson Marie Walters
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64116  (Online Only)
Hi! Are you seeking a compassionate, dedicated therapist to guide you on your journey toward mental wellness and self-discovery? I use evidence-based practices to help my clients heal from trauma and manage relationships. I have extensive training working with people from all walks of life. I specialize in trauma and addictions counseling, confidence building, issues associated with difficult life transitions, and relationship boundary work. In addition, I work with professionals who struggle with anxiety and depression in the workplace. I genuinely look forward to helping you on your journey to a wellness-filled life.
Hi! Are you seeking a compassionate, dedicated therapist to guide you on your journey toward mental wellness and self-discovery? I use evidence-based practices to help my clients heal from trauma and manage relationships. I have extensive training working with people from all walks of life. I specialize in trauma and addictions counseling, confidence building, issues associated with difficult life transitions, and relationship boundary work. In addition, I work with professionals who struggle with anxiety and depression in the workplace. I genuinely look forward to helping you on your journey to a wellness-filled life.
(480) 530-7526 View (480) 530-7526
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Sarah Fleener
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Feeling overwhelmed? Out of control? Dealing with major life changes? Or desiring a life change that you just can't quite grasp? Each of us is created with the ability to manage life's challenges but we don't always see clearly amidst the struggle. Connecting with someone in a safe, affirming, non-judgmental, and solution-focused environment can help you uncover your inner-strengths and see a way out from those feelings of suffering. With more than 20 years of practice experience, Sarah is well equipped to walk with you through any challenge.
Feeling overwhelmed? Out of control? Dealing with major life changes? Or desiring a life change that you just can't quite grasp? Each of us is created with the ability to manage life's challenges but we don't always see clearly amidst the struggle. Connecting with someone in a safe, affirming, non-judgmental, and solution-focused environment can help you uncover your inner-strengths and see a way out from those feelings of suffering. With more than 20 years of practice experience, Sarah is well equipped to walk with you through any challenge.
(816) 227-6945 View (816) 227-6945
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Diane Kathleen Morgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64116  (Online Only)
Welcome. You may be noticing changes or experiences that feel hard, or harder than before. This might be affecting you in different ways - with your happiness, with relationships, with work. You may notice some emotions and thoughts about others, about yourself, about your ability to do things, that cause you to feel stuck, down, anxious, angry, in pain, overwhelmed. You may be in transition in any number of ways and need someone to help you sort it all out.
Welcome. You may be noticing changes or experiences that feel hard, or harder than before. This might be affecting you in different ways - with your happiness, with relationships, with work. You may notice some emotions and thoughts about others, about yourself, about your ability to do things, that cause you to feel stuck, down, anxious, angry, in pain, overwhelmed. You may be in transition in any number of ways and need someone to help you sort it all out.
(816) 203-3943 View (816) 203-3943
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Dawn Rene McCreary
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64116
Rene has worked as a therapist for over thirty years. She has facilitated individual and group therapy, managed treatment programs and trained other therapists. Clients and co-workers alike report an appreciation for Rene's kindness and wisdom.
Rene has worked as a therapist for over thirty years. She has facilitated individual and group therapy, managed treatment programs and trained other therapists. Clients and co-workers alike report an appreciation for Rene's kindness and wisdom.
(816) 844-6076 View (816) 844-6076
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Leah Kb Krieger
Licensed Professional Counselor, CST, LPC, MA, MBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64116
Specializing in empowerment, trauma, anxiety, relationships, intimacy, sex, and perinatal mental health. My clients are seeking more in life. Their internal compass has led them to seek counseling services, and I am an honored and humbled passenger on their therapy journey.
Specializing in empowerment, trauma, anxiety, relationships, intimacy, sex, and perinatal mental health. My clients are seeking more in life. Their internal compass has led them to seek counseling services, and I am an honored and humbled passenger on their therapy journey.
(816) 312-5974 View (816) 312-5974
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Infertility Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64116
I am dedicated to providing a safe space for those experiencing infertility and pregnancy loss. The path to parenthood can be a difficult journey for some, and infertility and pregnancy loss often causes feelings of shame, failure, disappointment, frustration, heartbreak, and loneliness. I want to help you find healing on your own family building journey and foster resiliency so you can live a meaningful life now.
I am dedicated to providing a safe space for those experiencing infertility and pregnancy loss. The path to parenthood can be a difficult journey for some, and infertility and pregnancy loss often causes feelings of shame, failure, disappointment, frustration, heartbreak, and loneliness. I want to help you find healing on your own family building journey and foster resiliency so you can live a meaningful life now.
(816) 844-6018 View (816) 844-6018

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 64116

90+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 64116 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
82% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
74% Stress
72% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Aetna
56% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 64116 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
23% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 64116?

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.