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Photo of Lyndz Simpson-Reblin, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85374, AZ
Lyndz Simpson-Reblin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374
If you are someone who is struggling with mental health or substance use, I am here to help! I am available to see clients of all ages and for a variety of different concerns. I enjoy helping people to feel like the best version of themselves.
If you are someone who is struggling with mental health or substance use, I am here to help! I am available to see clients of all ages and for a variety of different concerns. I enjoy helping people to feel like the best version of themselves.
(623) 278-7804 View (623) 278-7804
Photo of Kristen Burnsmith, Counselor in 85374, AZ
Kristen Burnsmith
Counselor, LPC, SEP
Verified
9 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Counselor trained in several trauma resolution models. My style is eclectic and client-centered with a goal of creating a safe place to help you live the best life for you. I believe everyone has the ability to heal and that the right therapist can help you experience and recognize your true self so you can start enjoying a life filled with joy, passion and love. I specialize in working with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, LGBTQ issues, trauma of all kinds, addictions and relational issues.
I am a Licensed Counselor trained in several trauma resolution models. My style is eclectic and client-centered with a goal of creating a safe place to help you live the best life for you. I believe everyone has the ability to heal and that the right therapist can help you experience and recognize your true self so you can start enjoying a life filled with joy, passion and love. I specialize in working with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, LGBTQ issues, trauma of all kinds, addictions and relational issues.
(623) 300-1939 View (623) 300-1939
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Sarah Tyree
MSW, CLC, CHT
Surprise, AZ 85374
Have you ever been out with some friends, maybe even on a date and out of nowhere you just start feeling kinda nauseous? Maybe it's in your throat, maybe you even feel like you gotta go number 2? That's your intuition telling you this is not the situation for you. Let me help you work through why you keep find yourself in those situations and then teach you how to trust your intuition. How to heal from within. My name is Sarah Tyree and I'm the magick you need!
Have you ever been out with some friends, maybe even on a date and out of nowhere you just start feeling kinda nauseous? Maybe it's in your throat, maybe you even feel like you gotta go number 2? That's your intuition telling you this is not the situation for you. Let me help you work through why you keep find yourself in those situations and then teach you how to trust your intuition. How to heal from within. My name is Sarah Tyree and I'm the magick you need!
(623) 263-8346 View (623) 263-8346
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Rebecca Lucas
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374
There is a more compassionate way to motivate change! I provide in-person sessions in Surprise, AZ and telehealth to clients all over Arizona. I believe the best life is one lived with meaning and purpose where we are connected to others in healthy ways. Challenges and hardships are guaranteed. Bad things happen. How we look at and respond to these experiences can create obstacles to living the life we desire. My goal is to provide a safe place to explore the origins of pain with self-compassion. My passion is working with clients to unlock this self-compassion, making room for breakthrough and healing.
There is a more compassionate way to motivate change! I provide in-person sessions in Surprise, AZ and telehealth to clients all over Arizona. I believe the best life is one lived with meaning and purpose where we are connected to others in healthy ways. Challenges and hardships are guaranteed. Bad things happen. How we look at and respond to these experiences can create obstacles to living the life we desire. My goal is to provide a safe place to explore the origins of pain with self-compassion. My passion is working with clients to unlock this self-compassion, making room for breakthrough and healing.
(480) 605-1796 View (480) 605-1796
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Copper State Mental health Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374
Our practice is dedicated to the most effective and up to date forms of therapy to help you and your family. We understand that everyone has a different situation from navigating complex relationships to special needs children to eating disorders, depression, etc. We offer free consultations in order to help ensure we are a good fit. We commonly see people who have been to therapy before, but have had poor results. We also find people have complicating factors to their trauma such as ADHD, or the inability to create a sense of safety in order to heal. In such a complicated world we have very complicated obstacles to navigate.
Our practice is dedicated to the most effective and up to date forms of therapy to help you and your family. We understand that everyone has a different situation from navigating complex relationships to special needs children to eating disorders, depression, etc. We offer free consultations in order to help ensure we are a good fit. We commonly see people who have been to therapy before, but have had poor results. We also find people have complicating factors to their trauma such as ADHD, or the inability to create a sense of safety in order to heal. In such a complicated world we have very complicated obstacles to navigate.
(623) 888-4310 View (623) 888-4310
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Philip Charles Hammel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with feeling overwhelmed in balancing your career and family life? Are you a new dad dealing with stressors of parenthood? Are you feeling anxious or stressed about a new change (e.g., leaving home for college, adjusting to married life, making a career change, becoming a father, or starting retirement)? Are you wanting to be more present and engaged with the people you care about, or want to learn better ways to communicate your needs/feelings with others? My approach is to offer a warm, empathic experience while offering strategies to help improve your quality of life and reach your therapy goals.
Are you struggling with feeling overwhelmed in balancing your career and family life? Are you a new dad dealing with stressors of parenthood? Are you feeling anxious or stressed about a new change (e.g., leaving home for college, adjusting to married life, making a career change, becoming a father, or starting retirement)? Are you wanting to be more present and engaged with the people you care about, or want to learn better ways to communicate your needs/feelings with others? My approach is to offer a warm, empathic experience while offering strategies to help improve your quality of life and reach your therapy goals.
(760) 642-6509 View (760) 642-6509
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Then & Now
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, PMHMP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374
Here at Then & Now we are accepting new clients and offering in-person and telehealth services. We are a small counseling agency in Surprise. We are known for our warm, relaxed and comforting approach to therapy which involves, genuine caring, acceptance & non-judgement. We have a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for medication management. Call us and we will get you started today!
Here at Then & Now we are accepting new clients and offering in-person and telehealth services. We are a small counseling agency in Surprise. We are known for our warm, relaxed and comforting approach to therapy which involves, genuine caring, acceptance & non-judgement. We have a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for medication management. Call us and we will get you started today!
(623) 526-2791 View (623) 526-2791
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Emergent Mental Health Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374  (Online Only)
Are you looking to make a change in your life and are not sure how to begin? Do you ever wonder how your childhood experiences and life choices have affected you as an adult? Always stuck in unhealthy relationships, keep going back to prison, mired in addiction or afraid of success? Do your mental health issues keep holding you back from your true potential? If so, why not begin the process of making those changes to reach your true potential. It's never too late to begin to the process of healing, forgiveness and learning about who you are so you can move forward and have a fulfilling life.
Are you looking to make a change in your life and are not sure how to begin? Do you ever wonder how your childhood experiences and life choices have affected you as an adult? Always stuck in unhealthy relationships, keep going back to prison, mired in addiction or afraid of success? Do your mental health issues keep holding you back from your true potential? If so, why not begin the process of making those changes to reach your true potential. It's never too late to begin to the process of healing, forgiveness and learning about who you are so you can move forward and have a fulfilling life.
(623) 624-9806 View (623) 624-9806
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Stepping Stones Behavior Suppport, AZ
Behavior Analyst, MA, BCBA
Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374
We do NOT provide Counseling Services. Autism diagnosis required for insurance to cover ABA services. SSBS, LLC uses the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to promote learning in the natural environment and address behaviors that affect communication, functional living skills, and social interactions. Melissa became a BCBA in 2017, her desire to work with children with special needs led her to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Melissa has over 10 years of experience working with children with special needs. She has experience with both in-home and clinical settings as a supervisor, and parent trainer.
We do NOT provide Counseling Services. Autism diagnosis required for insurance to cover ABA services. SSBS, LLC uses the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to promote learning in the natural environment and address behaviors that affect communication, functional living skills, and social interactions. Melissa became a BCBA in 2017, her desire to work with children with special needs led her to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Melissa has over 10 years of experience working with children with special needs. She has experience with both in-home and clinical settings as a supervisor, and parent trainer.
(623) 624-8894 View (623) 624-8894
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Lupe Romero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374  (Online Only)
No one deserves to live with suffering. If you are experiencing difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or low self-esteem, you are not alone. There is hope for you to heal and move forward with your life. Distress can be all-consuming if you don’t have a safe place to process your experience and explore your emotions. I can empower you to heal yourself from the past, process the present, and move into a better future. We will do this together in a compassionate, non-judgmental, and empathetic environment.
No one deserves to live with suffering. If you are experiencing difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or low self-esteem, you are not alone. There is hope for you to heal and move forward with your life. Distress can be all-consuming if you don’t have a safe place to process your experience and explore your emotions. I can empower you to heal yourself from the past, process the present, and move into a better future. We will do this together in a compassionate, non-judgmental, and empathetic environment.
(623) 439-6046 View (623) 439-6046
Photo of David Ballard - Solutions Counseling Services, Licensed Professional Counselor in 85374, AZ
David Ballard - Solutions Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PIT, ART, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374
Waitlist for new clients
Currently scheduling clients for January. In-person: Mon, Tues, Thurs nights and Saturdays. Virtually: week days and nights. Reach out now to schedule. You deserve to be treated with an individualized treatment plan designed specifically for you, in a therapeutic process tailored to fit your needs. My top priority is to ensure that the process is as safe, confidential, and as comfortable as it needs to be for you, even if that means referring you to someone else who could better aide you in your journey. Processing trauma, healing, and recovery can be difficult. I know the personal journey of healing and recovery myself.
Currently scheduling clients for January. In-person: Mon, Tues, Thurs nights and Saturdays. Virtually: week days and nights. Reach out now to schedule. You deserve to be treated with an individualized treatment plan designed specifically for you, in a therapeutic process tailored to fit your needs. My top priority is to ensure that the process is as safe, confidential, and as comfortable as it needs to be for you, even if that means referring you to someone else who could better aide you in your journey. Processing trauma, healing, and recovery can be difficult. I know the personal journey of healing and recovery myself.
(623) 292-3278 View (623) 292-3278
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Karina Sandoval
Counselor, MAPC, LAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374
I believe that our life experiences have a direct impact on the paths we choose to take in our adult life. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I am thankful for my up bringing and my exposure to diverse experiences and populations. Growing up in Los Angeles had a direct impact on my passion for helping individuals of all backgrounds. I am a trauma informed EMDR, Christ centered therapist who believes that both mind and spirit need to align in order to find inner peace.
I believe that our life experiences have a direct impact on the paths we choose to take in our adult life. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I am thankful for my up bringing and my exposure to diverse experiences and populations. Growing up in Los Angeles had a direct impact on my passion for helping individuals of all backgrounds. I am a trauma informed EMDR, Christ centered therapist who believes that both mind and spirit need to align in order to find inner peace.
(623) 624-9698 View (623) 624-9698
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April E Lain
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LISAC
Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374
Not accepting new clients
There are times when life's challenges become overwhelming and it is hard to cope. This is when we need extra support, someone to talk to, sort things out and learn positive ways of coping. I offer a safe and supportive environment in which to identify and process your needs and move towards resolution. My approach to counseling is client centered, meaning I will meet you where you are and together we will move forward. You are not alone, I am here to help.
There are times when life's challenges become overwhelming and it is hard to cope. This is when we need extra support, someone to talk to, sort things out and learn positive ways of coping. I offer a safe and supportive environment in which to identify and process your needs and move towards resolution. My approach to counseling is client centered, meaning I will meet you where you are and together we will move forward. You are not alone, I am here to help.
(623) 432-0668 View (623) 432-0668
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Pat Medford
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LPC, LISAC
2 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374
Seeking counseling services is not always easy. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment to assist in the process of psychotherapy. If you need help with psychological trauma of any kind, unresolved grief, PTSD; combat or other related, sexual trauma of any kind, alcohol or drug abuse or need after care services, please call for an appointment. The best results are always achieved when treated sooner rather than later. I also provide DMV and court mandated testing for drivers license reinstatement.
Seeking counseling services is not always easy. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment to assist in the process of psychotherapy. If you need help with psychological trauma of any kind, unresolved grief, PTSD; combat or other related, sexual trauma of any kind, alcohol or drug abuse or need after care services, please call for an appointment. The best results are always achieved when treated sooner rather than later. I also provide DMV and court mandated testing for drivers license reinstatement.
(623) 455-5066 View (623) 455-5066
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Karen L Atkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374  (Online Only)
I believe that people are the experts of their own lives. Sometimes, past events or current situations cause upheaval and individuals begin to live according to unhelpful narratives which begin to define who they are or believe they should be. Living according to these unhelpful narratives becomes restrictive and uncomfortable, much like wearing shoes that are three sizes too small.
I believe that people are the experts of their own lives. Sometimes, past events or current situations cause upheaval and individuals begin to live according to unhelpful narratives which begin to define who they are or believe they should be. Living according to these unhelpful narratives becomes restrictive and uncomfortable, much like wearing shoes that are three sizes too small.
(623) 224-2489 View (623) 224-2489
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Mears Amundson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374
Are you ready to let go of past hurts? Resolve fears? Restore relationships? Rediscover joy and have more energy? Whether you are facing something unexpected, feeling emotionally overwhelmed, or trying to make sense of your past, seeking help can be the first step in committing to healing. Everyone has unique strengths that can be used to overcome difficult situations leading to greater happiness and healthier relationships. With the right support, you can begin to improve your life one day at a time and feel more like yourself again.
Are you ready to let go of past hurts? Resolve fears? Restore relationships? Rediscover joy and have more energy? Whether you are facing something unexpected, feeling emotionally overwhelmed, or trying to make sense of your past, seeking help can be the first step in committing to healing. Everyone has unique strengths that can be used to overcome difficult situations leading to greater happiness and healthier relationships. With the right support, you can begin to improve your life one day at a time and feel more like yourself again.
(602) 428-9435 View (602) 428-9435
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ReNEWed Psychological and Consultation Svcs, LLC.
Psychologist, PhD, MA, BC-TMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Welcome! I am a Licensed Psychologist who earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2014. I have over 15 years experience working in an array of settings, including community mental health, school settings, group homes, residential treatment, outpatient settings, correctional facilities, and private practice. I work with children, adolescents and adults providing individual, group, family and couple’s therapy, as well as psychological assessments. I have experience working with a variety of clientele.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Welcome! I am a Licensed Psychologist who earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2014. I have over 15 years experience working in an array of settings, including community mental health, school settings, group homes, residential treatment, outpatient settings, correctional facilities, and private practice. I work with children, adolescents and adults providing individual, group, family and couple’s therapy, as well as psychological assessments. I have experience working with a variety of clientele.
(850) 930-7596 View (850) 930-7596
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Andrea Emerson
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374
If you have gone through complex trauma, such as physical, emotional, or spiritual abuse, challenging relationships, or simply the struggles of life, you may find you've lost trust in both yourself and others. Your relationships aren't fulfilling and peaceful. Maybe you're lost sight of who you are and what you want your life to look like. You may also be struggling with anxiety and depression in your daily life. You deserve a space to re-establish trust, redefine your sense of self, change your relationship with the past, and cultivate a meaningful life. I can provide that.
If you have gone through complex trauma, such as physical, emotional, or spiritual abuse, challenging relationships, or simply the struggles of life, you may find you've lost trust in both yourself and others. Your relationships aren't fulfilling and peaceful. Maybe you're lost sight of who you are and what you want your life to look like. You may also be struggling with anxiety and depression in your daily life. You deserve a space to re-establish trust, redefine your sense of self, change your relationship with the past, and cultivate a meaningful life. I can provide that.
(602) 633-5712 View (602) 633-5712
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Bonnie A DenDooven
Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR, CBT, ISTDP, LPC, Brief
Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374
I'm passionate about helping people heal. I'll meet you where you are in pain, SEVERE DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, life struggles. My approach is SHORT-TERM with ISTDP -- "Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy" -- based on empathy, genuineness, and it works QUICKLY to facilitate permanent change -- sometimes in a single session. Dramatic change in less than 5 sessions. Compassion and Empathy for you. Let's try something different to make a change in life. . . . . . . . . . . . “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” —William James.
I'm passionate about helping people heal. I'll meet you where you are in pain, SEVERE DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, life struggles. My approach is SHORT-TERM with ISTDP -- "Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy" -- based on empathy, genuineness, and it works QUICKLY to facilitate permanent change -- sometimes in a single session. Dramatic change in less than 5 sessions. Compassion and Empathy for you. Let's try something different to make a change in life. . . . . . . . . . . . “The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” —William James.
(623) 552-3868 View (623) 552-3868
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Wolfpack Counseling, LLC
CCFC, NCC, LAC
Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374
Accepting new clients. All clients deserve a safe, supportive space that encourages acceptance, understanding, and emotional growth. My approach to your therapy is one where we work as a collaborative unit to identify and enact solutions to work through the issues brought to treatment. I have training to assist with your goals and with work you can accomplish your path. This united spirit allows you to make meaningful breakthroughs to improve your life and relationships. Was there trauma in your past that maybe affecting you currently? I use EMDR to assist with your experience. I also use play therapy with children and adolescents.
Accepting new clients. All clients deserve a safe, supportive space that encourages acceptance, understanding, and emotional growth. My approach to your therapy is one where we work as a collaborative unit to identify and enact solutions to work through the issues brought to treatment. I have training to assist with your goals and with work you can accomplish your path. This united spirit allows you to make meaningful breakthroughs to improve your life and relationships. Was there trauma in your past that maybe affecting you currently? I use EMDR to assist with your experience. I also use play therapy with children and adolescents.
(623) 526-8510 View (623) 526-8510

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Number of Therapists in 85374

80+

Average cost per session

$137

Therapists in 85374 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
68% Grief
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
74% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 85374 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85374?

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.