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David Ross
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CMHS, ACS, NCC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98444
If you're searching for a therapist who just sits, nods his head, and asks: "how do you feel about that?" then we would not be a good match. While that question is important, I focus more on listening closely to your stories, engaging in active dialogue with you. Together we form a common relationship to face and overcome your fears and anxieties. I am firmly committed to a collaborative, participatory, and holistic patient/therapist relationship. As partners, we form a trusting bond to explore the problems that interfere with your ability to live a happy and healthy life.
If you're searching for a therapist who just sits, nods his head, and asks: "how do you feel about that?" then we would not be a good match. While that question is important, I focus more on listening closely to your stories, engaging in active dialogue with you. Together we form a common relationship to face and overcome your fears and anxieties. I am firmly committed to a collaborative, participatory, and holistic patient/therapist relationship. As partners, we form a trusting bond to explore the problems that interfere with your ability to live a happy and healthy life.
(855) 848-5970 View (855) 848-5970
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Co-occurring Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Parkland, WA 98444  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated licensed independent clinical social worker in Washington state with over 26 years of working with clients. My work history includes government agency, drug and alcohol program, incarceration facility, psychiatric hospital, skilled nursing facilities, medical hospital, military behavioral health, and co-occurring inpatient program. My knowledge and abilities are working with infants, children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples, and families. Therapies I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Buddhist Psychology, Solution-focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strengths Perspective.
I am a dedicated licensed independent clinical social worker in Washington state with over 26 years of working with clients. My work history includes government agency, drug and alcohol program, incarceration facility, psychiatric hospital, skilled nursing facilities, medical hospital, military behavioral health, and co-occurring inpatient program. My knowledge and abilities are working with infants, children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples, and families. Therapies I utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Buddhist Psychology, Solution-focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Strengths Perspective.
(253) 303-5807 View (253) 303-5807
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Jenifer Nazarowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CMC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98444  (Online Only)
I take a ‘client-centered’ approach to therapy and believe therapy is a partnership between the client and the therapist. I take the time to build a trusting, mutually-respectful client/therapist relationship. I provide guidance and support for clients to reach their full potential and make their own choices based on what is best for them. I strive to honor God in all that I do, which includes helping his children along life’s journey. I incorporate spiritual themes, tailored to the client’s personal belief system.
I take a ‘client-centered’ approach to therapy and believe therapy is a partnership between the client and the therapist. I take the time to build a trusting, mutually-respectful client/therapist relationship. I provide guidance and support for clients to reach their full potential and make their own choices based on what is best for them. I strive to honor God in all that I do, which includes helping his children along life’s journey. I incorporate spiritual themes, tailored to the client’s personal belief system.
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Joshua Lennox
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98444
Hello. My name is Joshua Lennox, of Northwest Pastoral Counseling. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor serving South Tacoma, and surrounding areas. I realize that if you are reading this there is most likely something painful, or difficult in your life. Maybe it is: depression, infidelity, anxiety, relationship problems, the loss of someone or something, a struggling child, spiritual issues, infertility, or any of the other many issues we as humans sometimes experience. I'm here to tell you that there is hope. I look forward to meeting with you to assist you with the situations you are currently facing.
Hello. My name is Joshua Lennox, of Northwest Pastoral Counseling. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor serving South Tacoma, and surrounding areas. I realize that if you are reading this there is most likely something painful, or difficult in your life. Maybe it is: depression, infidelity, anxiety, relationship problems, the loss of someone or something, a struggling child, spiritual issues, infertility, or any of the other many issues we as humans sometimes experience. I'm here to tell you that there is hope. I look forward to meeting with you to assist you with the situations you are currently facing.
(253) 218-4469 View (253) 218-4469
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The Lord Who Heals Christian Therapy
Not Verified Not Verified
Parkland, WA 98444  (Online Only)
Chris Cline, MA, has her Master's in Counseling and received her degrees from Regis University and Colorado Christian University. She has been working with children, teenagers, families, couples and individuals on topics of addictions, depression, sexual abuse, adoption, abandonment, attachment issues, domestic violence, wrestling with your relationship with God, trauma experienced while in the womb, gender identity, post traumatic stress disorder and conversion disorder. She has led groups on anger management, domestic violence, children of divorce, thinking errors, adolescent relationships and the masks we wear.
Chris Cline, MA, has her Master's in Counseling and received her degrees from Regis University and Colorado Christian University. She has been working with children, teenagers, families, couples and individuals on topics of addictions, depression, sexual abuse, adoption, abandonment, attachment issues, domestic violence, wrestling with your relationship with God, trauma experienced while in the womb, gender identity, post traumatic stress disorder and conversion disorder. She has led groups on anger management, domestic violence, children of divorce, thinking errors, adolescent relationships and the masks we wear.
(253) 201-7634 View (253) 201-7634
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Makayla Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98444
Waitlist for new clients
I am interested in supporting you through transitions, trauma, and life changes that can be difficult to navigate. I utilize a trauma-informed approach that is grounded in social justice, lived experience, and uplifting community. I have primarily worked with youth and also have experience working with LGBTQIA adults and survivors of assault through therapeutic groups and advocacy work. I am committed to supporting those who have been marginalized and believe that healing and justice is necessary for our communities.
I am interested in supporting you through transitions, trauma, and life changes that can be difficult to navigate. I utilize a trauma-informed approach that is grounded in social justice, lived experience, and uplifting community. I have primarily worked with youth and also have experience working with LGBTQIA adults and survivors of assault through therapeutic groups and advocacy work. I am committed to supporting those who have been marginalized and believe that healing and justice is necessary for our communities.
(425) 215-0285 View (425) 215-0285
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Co-occurring Therapy, LLC with Samantha Lynes LPC
Counselor, LMCH, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parkland, WA 98444  (Online Only)
My name is Samantha Lynes and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington State and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon State. My years of experience in the mental health field is over 9 years. I provide evidence-based best practices and therapies to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of each unique client in a safe and non-judgmental manner.
My name is Samantha Lynes and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington State and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon State. My years of experience in the mental health field is over 9 years. I provide evidence-based best practices and therapies to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of each unique client in a safe and non-judgmental manner.
(253) 785-8032 View (253) 785-8032
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Shannan J Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98444  (Online Only)
Have you been overwhelmed, anxious or depressed by life issues during the last two years, or maybe even longer? Have you encountered events in your life that have caused crisis and loss of what to do? Are you going through a divorce and unsure how to navigate the process of being a single parent? Are you experiencing challenges in parenting a child with ADD/ADHD? Are you encountering challenges in parenting a teen? Are you experiencing grief/loss due to loss of a relationship or death of a loved one? Are you experiencing chronic health issues that have left you feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed? Are you a first responder?
Have you been overwhelmed, anxious or depressed by life issues during the last two years, or maybe even longer? Have you encountered events in your life that have caused crisis and loss of what to do? Are you going through a divorce and unsure how to navigate the process of being a single parent? Are you experiencing challenges in parenting a child with ADD/ADHD? Are you encountering challenges in parenting a teen? Are you experiencing grief/loss due to loss of a relationship or death of a loved one? Are you experiencing chronic health issues that have left you feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed? Are you a first responder?
(253) 525-5207 View (253) 525-5207
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Gabrielle Rosenthal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98444
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive experience working with people of all ages, building therapeutic relationships across the board with many groups of people. I have worked with children, adolescents and their families for over 20 years of my career. I have experience in working with individuals dealing with addiction of themselves or their loved ones, domestic violence, grief and loss, aging and transitioning to new stages of life. I am able to provide support around depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and managing positive life changes as those can also cause changes in your mental health.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have extensive experience working with people of all ages, building therapeutic relationships across the board with many groups of people. I have worked with children, adolescents and their families for over 20 years of my career. I have experience in working with individuals dealing with addiction of themselves or their loved ones, domestic violence, grief and loss, aging and transitioning to new stages of life. I am able to provide support around depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and managing positive life changes as those can also cause changes in your mental health.
(425) 368-3977 View (425) 368-3977
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Astrik Price
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CMHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98444  (Online Only)
Let’s be honest…life throws us in different directions, which can make moving forward even tougher. Does this sound like you: anxious, feeling "unsure", or overwhelmed which leads to other emotions that cause conflict within yourself? Whether you said yes to one or all the above, I want to remind you that you hold more power to make this better than you give yourself credit for.
Let’s be honest…life throws us in different directions, which can make moving forward even tougher. Does this sound like you: anxious, feeling "unsure", or overwhelmed which leads to other emotions that cause conflict within yourself? Whether you said yes to one or all the above, I want to remind you that you hold more power to make this better than you give yourself credit for.
(253) 367-2829 View (253) 367-2829
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Jennifer Hogge
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98444
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone needs support and help, especially during difficult times.It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take steps towards change. I am here to support and empower you. So if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, strained parent-child relationships let's find tools/solutions to have the life you desire. I provide individual and family therapy for those 13 and older. I do not provide couples therapy at this time. Therapy can provide a safe space to be heard, validated, explore solutions, identify new perspectives and tools for continued growth well after therapy is finished.
Everyone needs support and help, especially during difficult times.It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take steps towards change. I am here to support and empower you. So if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, strained parent-child relationships let's find tools/solutions to have the life you desire. I provide individual and family therapy for those 13 and older. I do not provide couples therapy at this time. Therapy can provide a safe space to be heard, validated, explore solutions, identify new perspectives and tools for continued growth well after therapy is finished.
(253) 367-3114 View (253) 367-3114
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Yolanda Cortez
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98444  (Online Only)
04/28/2024: Immediate Openings in WA only! It's always been challenging to have a healthy relationship with your parent(s). They make you second-guess yourself, never take accountability, and are extremely invalidating. You're at a point in life where you just feel stuck and not sure what to do. One thing you do know is that you want to have a healthier relationship with them in or out of your life. You want to have peace and be more confident in yourself. You want to lessen your anxiety because it's taking over your life. Maybe you identify as a people pleaser or anxious overachiever.
04/28/2024: Immediate Openings in WA only! It's always been challenging to have a healthy relationship with your parent(s). They make you second-guess yourself, never take accountability, and are extremely invalidating. You're at a point in life where you just feel stuck and not sure what to do. One thing you do know is that you want to have a healthier relationship with them in or out of your life. You want to have peace and be more confident in yourself. You want to lessen your anxiety because it's taking over your life. Maybe you identify as a people pleaser or anxious overachiever.
(253) 785-6452 View (253) 785-6452
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Leia Shinsato
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98444
As we venture through life, sometimes we find that the expectations we set for ourselves, our partners, and the future are constantly changing. My hope is to ease you through life’s transitions while enriching the relationships you have. I believe therapy should be a safe, non-judgmental, and nurturing place to put down the weights and ease into meaningful conversations. I enjoy working together with clients to identify their strengths, explore ways to reconnect with themselves and others to move forward in ways that feel genuine.
As we venture through life, sometimes we find that the expectations we set for ourselves, our partners, and the future are constantly changing. My hope is to ease you through life’s transitions while enriching the relationships you have. I believe therapy should be a safe, non-judgmental, and nurturing place to put down the weights and ease into meaningful conversations. I enjoy working together with clients to identify their strengths, explore ways to reconnect with themselves and others to move forward in ways that feel genuine.
(253) 465-9537 View (253) 465-9537
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Dr. Liz Coleclough | Trauma Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98444  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Trauma touches every aspect of our lives. Whether you’ve experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, or another form of violence, you may see its impact in multiple areas: a sense of being always “on” or hyper-alert; challenges in relationships and the ability to trust or open up to others; feelings of guilt, shame, or self-blame. You have done everything you know to do to move through these things on your own. You might feel like you’ve made some progress or like you’re still stuck. Either way, you’re ready to gain new insight into yourself and your experiences in order to heal, repair, and move forward.
Trauma touches every aspect of our lives. Whether you’ve experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, or another form of violence, you may see its impact in multiple areas: a sense of being always “on” or hyper-alert; challenges in relationships and the ability to trust or open up to others; feelings of guilt, shame, or self-blame. You have done everything you know to do to move through these things on your own. You might feel like you’ve made some progress or like you’re still stuck. Either way, you’re ready to gain new insight into yourself and your experiences in order to heal, repair, and move forward.
(206) 590-7343 View (206) 590-7343
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Moonrise Mental Health, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98444  (Online Only)
I specialize in grief and loss, and offer support through transitions such as: divorce, job loss, and health issues. My background is in gerontology and hospice care. I've worked with older adults and their caregivers in the health field since 2006. I use a strengths based, person-centered approach. My clinical focus includes working with people who identify as LGBTQIA+. I identify as Queer and celebrate the resilience that can be found in overcoming adversity through community and connection. I work with Veterans and their families. I advocate for healthcare equity for Transgender Veterans and people who are gender non-conforming.
I specialize in grief and loss, and offer support through transitions such as: divorce, job loss, and health issues. My background is in gerontology and hospice care. I've worked with older adults and their caregivers in the health field since 2006. I use a strengths based, person-centered approach. My clinical focus includes working with people who identify as LGBTQIA+. I identify as Queer and celebrate the resilience that can be found in overcoming adversity through community and connection. I work with Veterans and their families. I advocate for healthcare equity for Transgender Veterans and people who are gender non-conforming.
(360) 564-1405 View (360) 564-1405
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Sarah Velazquez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98444  (Online Only)
I strive to meet people where they are and offer honest feedback for change while providing a non-judgemental space for all. The decision to start or return to therapy can be difficult and I am glad you are taking the first step. I have dedicated the last 20 years to the Social Services field and have provided therapy since 2018. Whether you are looking for short- or long-term therapy, I look forward to helping you during your journey.
I strive to meet people where they are and offer honest feedback for change while providing a non-judgemental space for all. The decision to start or return to therapy can be difficult and I am glad you are taking the first step. I have dedicated the last 20 years to the Social Services field and have provided therapy since 2018. Whether you are looking for short- or long-term therapy, I look forward to helping you during your journey.
(253) 893-4805 View (253) 893-4805
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Amy Sohler
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDP, CSAT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98444  (Online Only)
Sex and porn addiction, drug and alcohol addiction, with a focus on underlying trauma & codependency are my areas of expertise. My goal is to assist you to transcend suffering, to lay your secrets down and get rid of toxic shame. My focus for you is self-transformation, to like/love yourself and to be released from isolation. Empathy and confidentiality and a focus on the underlying neurocognitive function of addiction, trauma and recovery are the foundations of my practice. With 30 years in the field, I hold two master's degrees, one from the world-renowned Hazelden-Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.
Sex and porn addiction, drug and alcohol addiction, with a focus on underlying trauma & codependency are my areas of expertise. My goal is to assist you to transcend suffering, to lay your secrets down and get rid of toxic shame. My focus for you is self-transformation, to like/love yourself and to be released from isolation. Empathy and confidentiality and a focus on the underlying neurocognitive function of addiction, trauma and recovery are the foundations of my practice. With 30 years in the field, I hold two master's degrees, one from the world-renowned Hazelden-Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.
(360) 791-7479 View (360) 791-7479
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Deb de Souza
Counselor, MAEd, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tacoma, WA 98444
I work with teens and adults experiencing OCD, and a wide range of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety and Agoraphobia. I aim to create a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, supportive therapeutic environment where individuals can learn all the necessary skills that allow them to live healthy, productive lives, aligned with their values.
I work with teens and adults experiencing OCD, and a wide range of anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety and Agoraphobia. I aim to create a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive, supportive therapeutic environment where individuals can learn all the necessary skills that allow them to live healthy, productive lives, aligned with their values.
(425) 207-4336 View (425) 207-4336
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Eric Mills
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Tacoma, WA 98444  (Online Only)
My goal with clients is to assist them in finding their unique path towards feeling better. I assist clients with a number of challenges, including anxiety, depression, stress/trauma, coping, grief, intrusive thoughts, and boundaries. My allyship to diverse communities is essential to my work, and I value my connections with African American, LGBTQ+, kink, polyamory/consensual non-monogamy, & faith-based communities. By understanding who you are as a person, we will uncover what therapy options best suit you.
My goal with clients is to assist them in finding their unique path towards feeling better. I assist clients with a number of challenges, including anxiety, depression, stress/trauma, coping, grief, intrusive thoughts, and boundaries. My allyship to diverse communities is essential to my work, and I value my connections with African American, LGBTQ+, kink, polyamory/consensual non-monogamy, & faith-based communities. By understanding who you are as a person, we will uncover what therapy options best suit you.
(253) 313-9030 View (253) 313-9030

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 98444

10+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 98444 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
79% Trauma and PTSD
74% Depression
68% Grief
63% Relationship Issues
63% Coping Skills
63% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Premera
91% Regence
73% First Choice Health | FCH

How Therapists in 98444 see their clients

63% Online Only
37% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

79% Female
16% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 98444?

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.