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Sydney George
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LMAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051
Asking for help can be very overwhelming. You're not alone. Many people feel overloaded by emotions, their past, relationships, family etc. Why people come to therapy varies for each individual; the end result is often the same. They feel better. It is courageous to ask for help. Courage to take the control back , eliminate the things that are causing you pain. Therapy is a place for personal healing, growth and discovery. If you are reading this then you have already taken the first step to making changes. You are the narrator of your story; the ending is up to you.
Asking for help can be very overwhelming. You're not alone. Many people feel overloaded by emotions, their past, relationships, family etc. Why people come to therapy varies for each individual; the end result is often the same. They feel better. It is courageous to ask for help. Courage to take the control back , eliminate the things that are causing you pain. Therapy is a place for personal healing, growth and discovery. If you are reading this then you have already taken the first step to making changes. You are the narrator of your story; the ending is up to you.
(913) 440-4869 View (913) 440-4869
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Melissa Gabel
MT-BC
Verified Verified
Olathe, KS 66051
Has traditional psychotherapy not been effective for you? Do you find that you're most connected to your emotions and self when engaged in music? Maybe music therapy is what you've been needing! I work with those who need to express themselves in a unique way and require a more engaging and holistic approach than typical talk therapy. Individuals who work with me have challenges being stuck in autopilot and feeling controlled by their emotions, thoughts, and relationships. My clients are ready to make the necessary life changes in a creative way and are looking for sustainable skills to help them in their ever changing environment!
Has traditional psychotherapy not been effective for you? Do you find that you're most connected to your emotions and self when engaged in music? Maybe music therapy is what you've been needing! I work with those who need to express themselves in a unique way and require a more engaging and holistic approach than typical talk therapy. Individuals who work with me have challenges being stuck in autopilot and feeling controlled by their emotions, thoughts, and relationships. My clients are ready to make the necessary life changes in a creative way and are looking for sustainable skills to help them in their ever changing environment!
(785) 509-3228 View (785) 509-3228
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Kristen Collom - Ellie Mental Health
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Olathe, KS 66051
Ellie Mental Health is a growing practice that aims to make mental health care accessible and decrease the stigma related to seeking support and taking care of ourselves. Kristen has a Master's degree in Social Work and is a board-certified Licensed Master Level Social Worker in the state of Kansas. She has experience providing services to a variety of individuals, particularly children, and adolescents, and enjoys helping others while using a strengths-based and person-centered approach. She has experience working with children and adolescents who are experiencing life transitions, anxiety/depression, and family conflict.
Ellie Mental Health is a growing practice that aims to make mental health care accessible and decrease the stigma related to seeking support and taking care of ourselves. Kristen has a Master's degree in Social Work and is a board-certified Licensed Master Level Social Worker in the state of Kansas. She has experience providing services to a variety of individuals, particularly children, and adolescents, and enjoys helping others while using a strengths-based and person-centered approach. She has experience working with children and adolescents who are experiencing life transitions, anxiety/depression, and family conflict.
(913) 444-6472 View (913) 444-6472
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Rise Up Resiliency Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051
Are you tired of life struggles? Do you feel like no matter how hard you try it’s never enough? You’ve tried to talk to family and friends but they just don’t understand...You feel alone in your pain and struggles. My life experiences and circumstances has led me to feeling the same way at some point in my life. Please allow me to walk along side you and provide you with a safe nonjudgmental space to explore those feelings.
Are you tired of life struggles? Do you feel like no matter how hard you try it’s never enough? You’ve tried to talk to family and friends but they just don’t understand...You feel alone in your pain and struggles. My life experiences and circumstances has led me to feeling the same way at some point in my life. Please allow me to walk along side you and provide you with a safe nonjudgmental space to explore those feelings.
(913) 705-4572 View (913) 705-4572
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Kristan S Caffee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051
My ideal client is one who is motivated to work on things that will improve their life and hopes to explore the situations and stresses in life collaboratively. I like to focus on helping people grow through feeling understood and cared for as well as to understand themselves and their relationships more accurately. My experience includes work with a variety of different client experiences, including trauma, relationship struggles, family stress or disfunction, divorce and blended family issues, shared custody/visitation, parent-child relationship, child behavior issues, loss, traumatic injury, terminal illness, aging, and more.
My ideal client is one who is motivated to work on things that will improve their life and hopes to explore the situations and stresses in life collaboratively. I like to focus on helping people grow through feeling understood and cared for as well as to understand themselves and their relationships more accurately. My experience includes work with a variety of different client experiences, including trauma, relationship struggles, family stress or disfunction, divorce and blended family issues, shared custody/visitation, parent-child relationship, child behavior issues, loss, traumatic injury, terminal illness, aging, and more.
(785) 620-1733 View (785) 620-1733
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Arista Recovery Drug Rehab Kansas City
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Olathe, KS 66051
For those who may not be able to attend an inpatient rehab program, Arista Recovery also offers outpatient rehab treatment. Outpatient drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs offer flexible treatment options and support groups for those who have completed inpatient care and are looking for support through the recovery process.
For those who may not be able to attend an inpatient rehab program, Arista Recovery also offers outpatient rehab treatment. Outpatient drug rehab and alcohol treatment programs offer flexible treatment options and support groups for those who have completed inpatient care and are looking for support through the recovery process.
(913) 349-6654 View (913) 349-6654
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Bethany McKnight {ADHD & Autism Testing}
Psychologist, MA, LCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist in the state of Kansas. I provide psychological assessment services for children (6 and up), adolescents, and adults in the areas of neurodivergence (e.g. Autism, ADHD, intellectual disabilities), mood/anxiety disorders, and learning. Throughout my practice, I provide trauma-informed care and customize the evaluation process to meet the specific needs of my patients. I view the evaluation process as an opportunity to craft your story. In doing so, we discuss not only the challenges you may experience, but also highlight your strengths and how your experiences make you who you are.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist in the state of Kansas. I provide psychological assessment services for children (6 and up), adolescents, and adults in the areas of neurodivergence (e.g. Autism, ADHD, intellectual disabilities), mood/anxiety disorders, and learning. Throughout my practice, I provide trauma-informed care and customize the evaluation process to meet the specific needs of my patients. I view the evaluation process as an opportunity to craft your story. In doing so, we discuss not only the challenges you may experience, but also highlight your strengths and how your experiences make you who you are.
(913) 675-8205 View (913) 675-8205
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Keslie Redel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC, RPT, AS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051
Are hard-to-manage thoughts and emotions clouding your mind and heart? It might feel like you're just getting by or surviving when you'd rather be thriving. Do you struggle with organizing your thoughts or emotions, making decisions, engaging in relationships, accepting change, or knowing where to even start to help yourself? Maybe memories of tough experiences have been affecting your ability to feel safe or to focus on the present. Living with challenges like these can feel tiring, disappointing, frustrating, and sometimes hopeless. You deserve to feel good. Let's figure out how to help you do that together!
Are hard-to-manage thoughts and emotions clouding your mind and heart? It might feel like you're just getting by or surviving when you'd rather be thriving. Do you struggle with organizing your thoughts or emotions, making decisions, engaging in relationships, accepting change, or knowing where to even start to help yourself? Maybe memories of tough experiences have been affecting your ability to feel safe or to focus on the present. Living with challenges like these can feel tiring, disappointing, frustrating, and sometimes hopeless. You deserve to feel good. Let's figure out how to help you do that together!
(913) 372-3573 View (913) 372-3573
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Alexa Pickering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW, LCAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051
Not accepting new clients
I would love to help you find a happier, healthier version of yourself. I believe you have the skills and the strength to reach your goals and to live your life in a way that matches your values. I can help you identify your thoughts and/or behaviors that get in the way of living that life. I have experience helping clients work through depression, life transitions and stress, substance abuse concerns, and relationship concerns. I can also help you explore mind/body connections and the ways in which anxiety, depression, mood and trauma can impact the body as well as the mind, and help you obtain a healthy balance in your life.
I would love to help you find a happier, healthier version of yourself. I believe you have the skills and the strength to reach your goals and to live your life in a way that matches your values. I can help you identify your thoughts and/or behaviors that get in the way of living that life. I have experience helping clients work through depression, life transitions and stress, substance abuse concerns, and relationship concerns. I can also help you explore mind/body connections and the ways in which anxiety, depression, mood and trauma can impact the body as well as the mind, and help you obtain a healthy balance in your life.
(913) 884-3469 View (913) 884-3469
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Fox Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Olathe, KS 66051
Hello! My name is Taryn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working in the mental health field for the last three years and recently became a full-time therapist. I enjoy working with adults who are experiencing recent life changes, depression, anxiety or just needing additional support! These past two years have brought its own set of challenges. I am committed to helping individuals navigate difficulties and building skills to better manage symptoms. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or inquires about appointment availability.
Hello! My name is Taryn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working in the mental health field for the last three years and recently became a full-time therapist. I enjoy working with adults who are experiencing recent life changes, depression, anxiety or just needing additional support! These past two years have brought its own set of challenges. I am committed to helping individuals navigate difficulties and building skills to better manage symptoms. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or inquires about appointment availability.
(913) 513-4332 View (913) 513-4332
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Kaley Wajcman
Art Therapist, MA, ATR, BC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051
Life can feel overwhelming; many of us find ourselves juggling work, school, activities, meetings, appointments, household needs and so on. Especially when we're faced with a new stressor, or something traumatic, finding the right support can be even more stressful. As a board certified & registered clinical Art Therapist, I am specially trained to use art in a psychotherapeutic setting. I love working with kids, teens & young adults in my private practice as we navigate emotions such as anxiety and depression, growing our self-awareness, self-regulation & anything life has thrown at us, big or small.
Life can feel overwhelming; many of us find ourselves juggling work, school, activities, meetings, appointments, household needs and so on. Especially when we're faced with a new stressor, or something traumatic, finding the right support can be even more stressful. As a board certified & registered clinical Art Therapist, I am specially trained to use art in a psychotherapeutic setting. I love working with kids, teens & young adults in my private practice as we navigate emotions such as anxiety and depression, growing our self-awareness, self-regulation & anything life has thrown at us, big or small.
(913) 346-8129 View (913) 346-8129
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Sarah Van Horn
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I am so glad you're here & looking for support! I would be honored to walk alongside you as you move through life and any challenges that arise. I believe that you can make changes in your life - even when you feel stuck or alone. Maybe your mood impacts your ability to feel fully present with yourself and others. Or maybe you struggle to get through the day. Together, we can be curious about you, your relationships, your culture, and your identities. I believe that compassion, authenticity, and attunement are essential building blocks for the therapeutic relationship.
Hello! I am so glad you're here & looking for support! I would be honored to walk alongside you as you move through life and any challenges that arise. I believe that you can make changes in your life - even when you feel stuck or alone. Maybe your mood impacts your ability to feel fully present with yourself and others. Or maybe you struggle to get through the day. Together, we can be curious about you, your relationships, your culture, and your identities. I believe that compassion, authenticity, and attunement are essential building blocks for the therapeutic relationship.
(913) 398-4540 View (913) 398-4540
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Mark Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051
Not accepting new clients
I am a survivor of severe depression and anxiety and a highly sensitive person, both of which provide me with an ability to practice empathy as well as laugh and cry with clients in therapy.  I work with individuals who are ready to engage all parts of their stories (past, present and future) to move beyond their trauma, addictions, anxiety and depression in order to live lives of fullness and abundance. I draw on my experience raising four young children and being a husband of 10+ years to help others navigate their relationships. 
I am a survivor of severe depression and anxiety and a highly sensitive person, both of which provide me with an ability to practice empathy as well as laugh and cry with clients in therapy.  I work with individuals who are ready to engage all parts of their stories (past, present and future) to move beyond their trauma, addictions, anxiety and depression in order to live lives of fullness and abundance. I draw on my experience raising four young children and being a husband of 10+ years to help others navigate their relationships. 
(816) 239-3821 View (816) 239-3821
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Joe Berry
MA, LCP, LMAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051
Do you ever wonder why your child engages in certain behaviors? All behavior has meaning and not knowing all the answers about your child can bring up a lot of different emotions. Mindful Guidance offers both individual and family therapy, as well as comprehensive ADHD assessments that are strengths-based and tailored specifically to the needs of your child and family. I recognize that growth takes time and can evoke strong emotions. As such, I work with you to foster a safe space to process situations, relationships, and events in your child's life to help set them up for success.
Do you ever wonder why your child engages in certain behaviors? All behavior has meaning and not knowing all the answers about your child can bring up a lot of different emotions. Mindful Guidance offers both individual and family therapy, as well as comprehensive ADHD assessments that are strengths-based and tailored specifically to the needs of your child and family. I recognize that growth takes time and can evoke strong emotions. As such, I work with you to foster a safe space to process situations, relationships, and events in your child's life to help set them up for success.
(785) 453-3475 View (785) 453-3475
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Dawn Stillinger
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC/KS, LPC/MO, RPT
Not Verified Not Verified
2 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051
Waitlist for new clients
I currently have a 2-3 week wait to schedule an appointment. I am a creative and caring professional holding a master in counseling psychology degree and a certificate in child and adolescent counseling. With a holistic and trauma-informed approach, I treat the whole person with special emphasis on the effects of trauma. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults. With my previous work in the private sector and art community, I am uniquely qualified to assist individuals with creative challenges or career transitions and concerns.
I currently have a 2-3 week wait to schedule an appointment. I am a creative and caring professional holding a master in counseling psychology degree and a certificate in child and adolescent counseling. With a holistic and trauma-informed approach, I treat the whole person with special emphasis on the effects of trauma. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults. With my previous work in the private sector and art community, I am uniquely qualified to assist individuals with creative challenges or career transitions and concerns.
(913) 728-4016 View (913) 728-4016
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Amanda Weishaar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT , LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051
Whether you are struggling with a relationship, anxiety, depression, trauma or just feeling stuck, you don’t have to do it alone. Life is full of experiences that may mold us into someone we don’t want to be. Sometimes, we carry around anger, fear or feeling like "if I just attain this goal, then I'll be happy". The happiness we find so often is fleeting. Let’s work together to find the contentment and resilience you have been searching for to begin genuinely enjoying life again.
Whether you are struggling with a relationship, anxiety, depression, trauma or just feeling stuck, you don’t have to do it alone. Life is full of experiences that may mold us into someone we don’t want to be. Sometimes, we carry around anger, fear or feeling like "if I just attain this goal, then I'll be happy". The happiness we find so often is fleeting. Let’s work together to find the contentment and resilience you have been searching for to begin genuinely enjoying life again.
(913) 372-2851 View (913) 372-2851
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Aaron Hann
MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Olathe, KS 66051  (Online Only)
Why would anyone choose to open up to a complete stranger about pain and difficulty that is intensely personal? We often keep our problems to ourselves - for lots of understandable reasons - until we hit a wall and, in the 11th hour of fleeting hope, the hurt propels us to reach out for help. I am no different; I’ve been there before, and my passion is meeting people in the hour of greatest need to offer help and hope. I would be honored to speak with you about working together for healing, growth, and transformation.
Why would anyone choose to open up to a complete stranger about pain and difficulty that is intensely personal? We often keep our problems to ourselves - for lots of understandable reasons - until we hit a wall and, in the 11th hour of fleeting hope, the hurt propels us to reach out for help. I am no different; I’ve been there before, and my passion is meeting people in the hour of greatest need to offer help and hope. I would be honored to speak with you about working together for healing, growth, and transformation.
(913) 380-2693 View (913) 380-2693
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Sabrina Noll
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051  (Online Only)
I want you to know that you are not alone! I specialize primarily in trauma and anxiety disorders, but I also have experience in working with other mental health issues that affect your life. Many of my clients find relief in realizing that their struggle does not own them and that there are many options available to have hope again. Together we can find the root cause so we can create a more effective toolbox to manage your symptoms. People heal when they create trusting relationships with their therapist so they feel validated and understood. Some of the treatment modalities I utilize include CBT, EMDR, solution focused, etc.
I want you to know that you are not alone! I specialize primarily in trauma and anxiety disorders, but I also have experience in working with other mental health issues that affect your life. Many of my clients find relief in realizing that their struggle does not own them and that there are many options available to have hope again. Together we can find the root cause so we can create a more effective toolbox to manage your symptoms. People heal when they create trusting relationships with their therapist so they feel validated and understood. Some of the treatment modalities I utilize include CBT, EMDR, solution focused, etc.
(913) 278-1597 View (913) 278-1597
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Chalene Skinner
BA, RBT, MEd
Verified Verified
Olathe, KS 66051
Hello and Welcome:) If you are struggling with anxiety, grief, or simply overwhelmed by everyday stressors, I can help. We work together to create a life you can enjoy and cherish daily. Using a cognitive behavioral approach that is versatile, client based, and collaborative I work with you to achieve your goals. These can be focused on( but not limited to): marriage, career , and personal mindset goals.
Hello and Welcome:) If you are struggling with anxiety, grief, or simply overwhelmed by everyday stressors, I can help. We work together to create a life you can enjoy and cherish daily. Using a cognitive behavioral approach that is versatile, client based, and collaborative I work with you to achieve your goals. These can be focused on( but not limited to): marriage, career , and personal mindset goals.
(785) 630-8456 View (785) 630-8456
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Birgit Wilke Simmons
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olathe, KS 66051
(913) 347-5110 View (913) 347-5110

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 66051

20+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 66051 who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
42% Aetna

How Therapists in 66051 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 66051?

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.