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Autism Specialists of the Pacfic
MD, BCBA
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768
Autism Specialists of the Pacific treat individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder that present with deficits in behavior management, communication, daily living, and social skills. These individuals are looking for individualized, collaborative, professional, and effective ABA services provided by experts in the field.
Autism Specialists of the Pacific treat individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder that present with deficits in behavior management, communication, daily living, and social skills. These individuals are looking for individualized, collaborative, professional, and effective ABA services provided by experts in the field.
(808) 650-5513 View (808) 650-5513
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Anthea Iuorno
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CSAC
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768
Are you wanting to gain a more peaceful state of mind? Searching for a way to surf through the ups and downs in your life and maintain a calm inner core? I'm here to help you. My goal is to meet you where you are at this moment and accompany you in exploring, healing, and arriving where you want to be. The therapeutic journey is fluid and creative. I provide a safe space for the process to take place. I look forward to meeting you, and congratulations in taking the initiative to find the right therapist for you!
Are you wanting to gain a more peaceful state of mind? Searching for a way to surf through the ups and downs in your life and maintain a calm inner core? I'm here to help you. My goal is to meet you where you are at this moment and accompany you in exploring, healing, and arriving where you want to be. The therapeutic journey is fluid and creative. I provide a safe space for the process to take place. I look forward to meeting you, and congratulations in taking the initiative to find the right therapist for you!
(808) 793-5665 View (808) 793-5665
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Christina Reichert
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Makawao, HI 96768
Aloha! Seeking help for struggles can be difficult. Just know that you have made the most important step in creating your life the way you want it. Life can present many challenges; with the right support these can be incredible opportunities to grow. Starting therapy is the beginning of a journey to find a more connected and fulfilling relationship to ourselves, others and the world we live in. Each of us, deep down, hold our own answers to the issues we face. Sometimes we need an objective listener to ask new questions, suggest new skills, be supportive and coach us through tough times.
Aloha! Seeking help for struggles can be difficult. Just know that you have made the most important step in creating your life the way you want it. Life can present many challenges; with the right support these can be incredible opportunities to grow. Starting therapy is the beginning of a journey to find a more connected and fulfilling relationship to ourselves, others and the world we live in. Each of us, deep down, hold our own answers to the issues we face. Sometimes we need an objective listener to ask new questions, suggest new skills, be supportive and coach us through tough times.
(808) 201-0347 View (808) 201-0347
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Katy Brandenburg
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MCOUN
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768
Currently accepting new clients! My approach is a down-to-earth combination of the practical and the spiritual. If anxiety, depression, trauma, body image/food issues, or low self-worth are preventing you from having the kind of life you yearn for, I can be of service. Our early life experiences lead us to form "programs": beliefs about ourself and others that are often not true in the present, that can hold us back from living our full potential. My role is as a guide, holding safe space for you to navigate the questions and de-program the past as you learn to trust your inner wisdom.
Currently accepting new clients! My approach is a down-to-earth combination of the practical and the spiritual. If anxiety, depression, trauma, body image/food issues, or low self-worth are preventing you from having the kind of life you yearn for, I can be of service. Our early life experiences lead us to form "programs": beliefs about ourself and others that are often not true in the present, that can hold us back from living our full potential. My role is as a guide, holding safe space for you to navigate the questions and de-program the past as you learn to trust your inner wisdom.
(808) 215-5902 View (808) 215-5902
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Rosie Barton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in treating eating disorders, but I have years of experience working with a diverse array of concerns, including trauma, depression, and anxiety. We all developed ways to survive painful situations and emotions. But when you have an eating disorder, the survival mechanism becomes the very thing that robs you of the fullness of life. In order to heal, you need to journey into the heart of yourself and greet the fear, discomfort, and pain. This takes courage, and a lot of support. As a therapist, I get in the weeds with you and stand beside you as you take on this most important journey towards recovery.
I specialize in treating eating disorders, but I have years of experience working with a diverse array of concerns, including trauma, depression, and anxiety. We all developed ways to survive painful situations and emotions. But when you have an eating disorder, the survival mechanism becomes the very thing that robs you of the fullness of life. In order to heal, you need to journey into the heart of yourself and greet the fear, discomfort, and pain. This takes courage, and a lot of support. As a therapist, I get in the weeds with you and stand beside you as you take on this most important journey towards recovery.
(808) 431-3634 View (808) 431-3634
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Vanessa Baggs
LSW
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768
I offer compassionate and dedicated therapy, building upon my foundation in neuroscience, philosophy, and trauma focused healing. I am committed to holistic well-being, am a registered yoga teacher (RYT-300), Aricular therapist, as well as other biofeedback modalities, and believe in integrating mindfulness and body-centered practices into our therapeutic approach. I employ a diverse range of therapeutic techniques, tailoring my approach to the unique needs of each individual.
I offer compassionate and dedicated therapy, building upon my foundation in neuroscience, philosophy, and trauma focused healing. I am committed to holistic well-being, am a registered yoga teacher (RYT-300), Aricular therapist, as well as other biofeedback modalities, and believe in integrating mindfulness and body-centered practices into our therapeutic approach. I employ a diverse range of therapeutic techniques, tailoring my approach to the unique needs of each individual.
(808) 556-6858 View (808) 556-6858
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Maria d'Avella
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768
Depression, anxiety, trauma, and other negative influences can foster doubt and isolation. Fears usurp our natural capacity for joy. Life transitions are challenging and affect entire families. Don't go it alone. Psychotherapy can help evoke wholeness and health, renew relationships and perspective. Be the person you were born to be. Know yourself and make an informed change.
Depression, anxiety, trauma, and other negative influences can foster doubt and isolation. Fears usurp our natural capacity for joy. Life transitions are challenging and affect entire families. Don't go it alone. Psychotherapy can help evoke wholeness and health, renew relationships and perspective. Be the person you were born to be. Know yourself and make an informed change.
(808) 280-3431 View (808) 280-3431
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Dr. Bernard – Relational Somatic Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD , BSP, LMT, C-IAYT, PACT
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768
Waitlist for new clients
Having been in private practice since 2008, working with individuals, couples, in residential recovery treatment and with groups across the island of Maui, CA and OR. I enjoy working with those ready and willing to make changes in order to grow , to live a more balanced, fulfilling life by bringing compassion & understanding to behavior patterns, initiating change, and orienting toward their true life goals. I focus on issues of life transitions, specialize in couples & intimacy coaching (PACT), Birth Trauma Healing as well as Relational Somatic Trauma Recovery and post traumatic and spiritual growth.
Having been in private practice since 2008, working with individuals, couples, in residential recovery treatment and with groups across the island of Maui, CA and OR. I enjoy working with those ready and willing to make changes in order to grow , to live a more balanced, fulfilling life by bringing compassion & understanding to behavior patterns, initiating change, and orienting toward their true life goals. I focus on issues of life transitions, specialize in couples & intimacy coaching (PACT), Birth Trauma Healing as well as Relational Somatic Trauma Recovery and post traumatic and spiritual growth.
(808) 215-4674 View (808) 215-4674
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Andrea Marino
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Disengaged? Frustrated, lost? Alone? We're navigating strange times and each finding our way. Are you craving but fearing change? Are you struggling with addictions you've used as coping mechanisms? You can change those patterns. I'd like to help you feel alive & centered, to embody your most thriving self - to re-engage, feel present, to fully inhabit your life. Identifying/Releasing blocks and tapping into your powerful life-force liberates you from past pain. When you reconnect with yourself, you can connect more deeply with the people you love and what you love to do. You deserve to thrive.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Disengaged? Frustrated, lost? Alone? We're navigating strange times and each finding our way. Are you craving but fearing change? Are you struggling with addictions you've used as coping mechanisms? You can change those patterns. I'd like to help you feel alive & centered, to embody your most thriving self - to re-engage, feel present, to fully inhabit your life. Identifying/Releasing blocks and tapping into your powerful life-force liberates you from past pain. When you reconnect with yourself, you can connect more deeply with the people you love and what you love to do. You deserve to thrive.
(808) 736-3914 View (808) 736-3914
Photo of Jennifer Purcell, LMFT, MA, CSAC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Jennifer Purcell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CSAC
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768  (Online Only)
We all experience challenging and overwhelming periods in life. We often turn to friends, family, or faith is often helpful in navigating life's paths, we also benefit from a trained ear that can listen from the outside. Therapy is a safe place for exploration; a journey towards more fulfilling relationships and a time of learning new ideas and skill sets to enjoy a more satisfying life. I work with clients in a safe confidential setting where we can explore any issues that are of concern to you.
We all experience challenging and overwhelming periods in life. We often turn to friends, family, or faith is often helpful in navigating life's paths, we also benefit from a trained ear that can listen from the outside. Therapy is a safe place for exploration; a journey towards more fulfilling relationships and a time of learning new ideas and skill sets to enjoy a more satisfying life. I work with clients in a safe confidential setting where we can explore any issues that are of concern to you.
(808) 582-5954 View (808) 582-5954
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Gabriel Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768
Aloha, I am now taking new clients. I meet in-person or through Telehealth. I am an EMDR trained therapist. I practice from a trauma-informed, compassionate, collaborative, and nonjudgemental orientation. I meet with individuals from teenagers to all ages of adulthood. I take HMSA, HMSA Quest, and UHA health insurance.
Aloha, I am now taking new clients. I meet in-person or through Telehealth. I am an EMDR trained therapist. I practice from a trauma-informed, compassionate, collaborative, and nonjudgemental orientation. I meet with individuals from teenagers to all ages of adulthood. I take HMSA, HMSA Quest, and UHA health insurance.
(808) 204-4641 View (808) 204-4641
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Carmen Cook
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Makawao, HI 96768
Not accepting new clients
Aloha! I believe therapy is transformation. We enter therapy because we want something in our lives to change. Often that change begins with changing our relationship with ourselves. How we talk to ourselves, think about ourselves, treat and understand ourselves. I work to help you deepen your compassion for yourself, deepen your respect for traumas you have survived and grow your awareness of your unique gifts, strengths and purpose. I'm also passionate about assisting mental health counselors and marriage family therapists reach licensure and offer online group supervision/individual supervision to post-grad therapists.
Aloha! I believe therapy is transformation. We enter therapy because we want something in our lives to change. Often that change begins with changing our relationship with ourselves. How we talk to ourselves, think about ourselves, treat and understand ourselves. I work to help you deepen your compassion for yourself, deepen your respect for traumas you have survived and grow your awareness of your unique gifts, strengths and purpose. I'm also passionate about assisting mental health counselors and marriage family therapists reach licensure and offer online group supervision/individual supervision to post-grad therapists.
(808) 793-6521 View (808) 793-6521
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Beth Wylie Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Makawao, HI 96768
I have been helping couples for the last decade in my private practice manage their conflict in healthier, more effective ways. I am now offering in person couple's retreats on the Island of Maui. We will take a deep dive into your relationship and learn what your blocks are and if we can begin to remove them or learn how to navigate them. You will also leave with a plan on how to maintain this new way of connecting with one another over the months and years to come. I also offer an online course for couple, which uses the research done by Dr.'s John and Julie Gottman and The Gottman Institute. www.marriage-therapy.teachable.com
I have been helping couples for the last decade in my private practice manage their conflict in healthier, more effective ways. I am now offering in person couple's retreats on the Island of Maui. We will take a deep dive into your relationship and learn what your blocks are and if we can begin to remove them or learn how to navigate them. You will also leave with a plan on how to maintain this new way of connecting with one another over the months and years to come. I also offer an online course for couple, which uses the research done by Dr.'s John and Julie Gottman and The Gottman Institute. www.marriage-therapy.teachable.com
(808) 215-4180 View (808) 215-4180
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Sarala Dandekar
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA MHCi
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Makawao, HI 96768
I have 18 years of experience working with adolescents, children and adults on Maui in different settings: from the Hawai'i public schools to non for profits, private practices and grassroots healing organizations. I specialize in working with teens, couples, and adults and some areas of focus are: anxiety, depression, OCD, grief and complex trauma. My personal goal is to work myself out of a job and to see you walk out the door having achieved your therapy goals and feeling positive about your future. For more detailed information, please visit my website: Lifebalancemaui.com
I have 18 years of experience working with adolescents, children and adults on Maui in different settings: from the Hawai'i public schools to non for profits, private practices and grassroots healing organizations. I specialize in working with teens, couples, and adults and some areas of focus are: anxiety, depression, OCD, grief and complex trauma. My personal goal is to work myself out of a job and to see you walk out the door having achieved your therapy goals and feeling positive about your future. For more detailed information, please visit my website: Lifebalancemaui.com
(808) 862-6521 View (808) 862-6521
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Una Starbuck
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768  (Online Only)
Welcome. I provide trauma-focused, compassionate, and creative psychotherapy. I am here to help you work through current symptoms, heal trauma impact, build nervous system regulation skills and strengthen the self. My intent is to make therapy an effective and meaningful experience, so that you can feel more connected to yourself and have more resilience to meet life's challenges and opportunities.
Welcome. I provide trauma-focused, compassionate, and creative psychotherapy. I am here to help you work through current symptoms, heal trauma impact, build nervous system regulation skills and strengthen the self. My intent is to make therapy an effective and meaningful experience, so that you can feel more connected to yourself and have more resilience to meet life's challenges and opportunities.
(808) 400-8493 View (808) 400-8493
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Tamuz Shiran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Makawao, HI 96768
Hey there dear humans, I am full at the moment and will not be accepting new clients until January 2024. If you'd like to be on a waitlist, please text 808-8662332 or email walkinghometherapy at gmail.com, and tell me a bit about yourself and what's going on. Wishing you well in your search:)
Hey there dear humans, I am full at the moment and will not be accepting new clients until January 2024. If you'd like to be on a waitlist, please text 808-8662332 or email walkinghometherapy at gmail.com, and tell me a bit about yourself and what's going on. Wishing you well in your search:)
(808) 793-6613 View (808) 793-6613
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Lynn Ann Sauler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT, MFTI
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768
Aloha! I'm currently offering sessions via telehealth. As a therapist, my goal is to assist you in understanding all of the factors that have created your need for support at this time. With that understanding, I will work with you to heal past traumas and challenges, while supporting you in moving towards your desired outcome. I work with both individuals and couples. I have had great success with helping couples to move forward in their relationships with greater connection, communication, and clarity. I offer a fresh perspective and 100 % dedication to my clients.
Aloha! I'm currently offering sessions via telehealth. As a therapist, my goal is to assist you in understanding all of the factors that have created your need for support at this time. With that understanding, I will work with you to heal past traumas and challenges, while supporting you in moving towards your desired outcome. I work with both individuals and couples. I have had great success with helping couples to move forward in their relationships with greater connection, communication, and clarity. I offer a fresh perspective and 100 % dedication to my clients.
(808) 468-8106 View (808) 468-8106
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David Dolan
Counselor, LMHC, CSAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768
Aloha! I specialize in the treatment of substance abuse and addictions of all kinds, mental health issues, including anxiety, depression and life transitions, and trauma treatment with somatic healing and Attachment Focused EMDR. If you are struggling with a substance abuse issue and are looking to work with a counselor one-on-one who deeply understands the struggles of addiction and the triumphs of recovery, we may be a good fit. I have been in long term recovery myself for many years and my combined training in psychotherapy and my personal experience place me in a unique position to be of service.
Aloha! I specialize in the treatment of substance abuse and addictions of all kinds, mental health issues, including anxiety, depression and life transitions, and trauma treatment with somatic healing and Attachment Focused EMDR. If you are struggling with a substance abuse issue and are looking to work with a counselor one-on-one who deeply understands the struggles of addiction and the triumphs of recovery, we may be a good fit. I have been in long term recovery myself for many years and my combined training in psychotherapy and my personal experience place me in a unique position to be of service.
(808) 201-3816 View (808) 201-3816
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Max Murlin Dosland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768  (Online Only)
I believe most people want the same things deep down. We want to feel safe, loved, understood, and fulfilled. Unfortunately, many of us have gone without these most basic needs. While we have found ways to survive, we are left with painful scars and wanting more. I believe 'more' is your right. My goal is to provide a safe, compassionate, mindful space dedicated to you. I believe we all know what is best for ourselves; my goal is not to tell you what that is but rather to empower and support you along the way.
I believe most people want the same things deep down. We want to feel safe, loved, understood, and fulfilled. Unfortunately, many of us have gone without these most basic needs. While we have found ways to survive, we are left with painful scars and wanting more. I believe 'more' is your right. My goal is to provide a safe, compassionate, mindful space dedicated to you. I believe we all know what is best for ourselves; my goal is not to tell you what that is but rather to empower and support you along the way.
(808) 746-3832 View (808) 746-3832
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Gabrielle Galler-Rimm
MD, MD
Verified Verified
Makawao, HI 96768
Dr. Gabrielle Galler-Rimm ("Dr. Gabi") is a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician who has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating diverse conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, underachieving in school, aggression, defiance, obsessive behaviors, self-injurious behaviors, adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety, as well as a range of other psychiatric, behavioral, and developmental disorders. She also specialize in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and works in conjunction with a board certified behavior analyst. She has been in practice for 32 years.
Dr. Gabrielle Galler-Rimm ("Dr. Gabi") is a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician who has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating diverse conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, underachieving in school, aggression, defiance, obsessive behaviors, self-injurious behaviors, adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety, as well as a range of other psychiatric, behavioral, and developmental disorders. She also specialize in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and works in conjunction with a board certified behavior analyst. She has been in practice for 32 years.
(808) 518-4928 View (808) 518-4928

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 96768

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 96768 who prioritize treating:

89% Trauma and PTSD
87% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
76% Grief
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Hawaii Medical Services Association
59% University Health Alliance
57% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 96768 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 96768?

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.