Therapists in Vestavia, AL

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Gracie M. Self
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Vestavia, AL 35216
Are you feeling overwhelmed at work or at home? Are you tired of having the same dead-end conversations over and over again? Feeling a lack of satisfaction in your relationships? You may be feeling stressed and thinking, "I can't do this anymore." Does the demand of parenting and keeping it all together cause you to feel a lack of joy at the end of the day? Whatever you're going through, it is possible to feel confident and find joy in your life and relationships again. We'll work together to build your confidence, enhance your self-esteem, and cultivate the skills you need to navigate life with grace.
Are you feeling overwhelmed at work or at home? Are you tired of having the same dead-end conversations over and over again? Feeling a lack of satisfaction in your relationships? You may be feeling stressed and thinking, "I can't do this anymore." Does the demand of parenting and keeping it all together cause you to feel a lack of joy at the end of the day? Whatever you're going through, it is possible to feel confident and find joy in your life and relationships again. We'll work together to build your confidence, enhance your self-esteem, and cultivate the skills you need to navigate life with grace.
(659) 251-8422 View (659) 251-8422
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Mary Elaine Gamel-Rasco
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MEd, LPC, S-LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vestavia, AL 35243
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, extensive experience in mental health, substance abuse & spiritual issues as a Chaplain/Pastoral Counselor. I hold two Masters Degrees: Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care/Counseling & Master of Education in Counseling/Guidance. Worked over 10 years with adults & now am expanding into work with children/adolescents. Enjoy working with people in building their self-esteem, exploring impact of families of origin on their current functioning, & helping persons connect with their identity/purpose, using various modalities. I enjoy using Sandplay Therapy & other creative methods. I invite you to contact me to help you discover your strengths & build coping tools.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, extensive experience in mental health, substance abuse & spiritual issues as a Chaplain/Pastoral Counselor. I hold two Masters Degrees: Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care/Counseling & Master of Education in Counseling/Guidance. Worked over 10 years with adults & now am expanding into work with children/adolescents. Enjoy working with people in building their self-esteem, exploring impact of families of origin on their current functioning, & helping persons connect with their identity/purpose, using various modalities. I enjoy using Sandplay Therapy & other creative methods. I invite you to contact me to help you discover your strengths & build coping tools.
(205) 928-3834 View (205) 928-3834
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Sharp Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vestavia, AL 35243
Accepting New Clients! Sharp Wellness takes a holistic approach focusing on the mind, body, and soul to help clients live their best life. We provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for clients to overcome barriers that have prevented them from reaching their full potential. Sharp takes pride in creating a collaborative environment, which allows clients to tap into their unique processing approach and experience to retake control of their lives.
Accepting New Clients! Sharp Wellness takes a holistic approach focusing on the mind, body, and soul to help clients live their best life. We provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for clients to overcome barriers that have prevented them from reaching their full potential. Sharp takes pride in creating a collaborative environment, which allows clients to tap into their unique processing approach and experience to retake control of their lives.
(205) 850-4846 View (205) 850-4846
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Jordan Mizzell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Vestavia, AL 35216
Waitlist for new clients
Ready to make meaningful changes in your life, but unsure where to start? Maybe you’ve already started making changes but want to dig deeper or reach higher. To move forward, sometimes we must confront issues from the past that are holding us back. Other times, we most benefit from guidance and support that teaches us to cope with present issues that are leaving us feeling lost, alone, stuck, or frustrated. My goal as a therapist is to bring light into those dark places by facilitating your journey to greater self-awareness, more effective communication, healthier relationships, and an overall more authentic and fulfilling life.
Ready to make meaningful changes in your life, but unsure where to start? Maybe you’ve already started making changes but want to dig deeper or reach higher. To move forward, sometimes we must confront issues from the past that are holding us back. Other times, we most benefit from guidance and support that teaches us to cope with present issues that are leaving us feeling lost, alone, stuck, or frustrated. My goal as a therapist is to bring light into those dark places by facilitating your journey to greater self-awareness, more effective communication, healthier relationships, and an overall more authentic and fulfilling life.
(205) 973-6355 View (205) 973-6355
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Jennifer Griffith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Vestavia, AL 35242
Is it difficult to communicate your wants and needs to others, or even yourself? Do you feel like your relationships are not where you want them to be? When you find yourself going down different paths than you hoped for, it is okay to stop and ask for directions. If you are struggling with your self-thoughts, personal relationships, and/or marriage, I can help. The more I interact with others, the more I see the contradictions we often feel in our relationships.
Is it difficult to communicate your wants and needs to others, or even yourself? Do you feel like your relationships are not where you want them to be? When you find yourself going down different paths than you hoped for, it is okay to stop and ask for directions. If you are struggling with your self-thoughts, personal relationships, and/or marriage, I can help. The more I interact with others, the more I see the contradictions we often feel in our relationships.
(205) 209-4910 View (205) 209-4910
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Meosha M Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Vestavia, AL 35216
Are you struggling with guilt, shame, anxiety or depression? If so, I specialize in helping others overcome daily life stressors such as these and many more. Allow me to introduce you to a process that can help you break down barriers in your life and ignite those flames that were once lit with wholeness and joy.
Are you struggling with guilt, shame, anxiety or depression? If so, I specialize in helping others overcome daily life stressors such as these and many more. Allow me to introduce you to a process that can help you break down barriers in your life and ignite those flames that were once lit with wholeness and joy.
(205) 519-3740 View (205) 519-3740
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Kimberly Williams Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Vestavia, AL 35243
Are you having difficulty coping with day to day life issues? Are you isolating, withdrawing and finding it hard to get through the day? Is your teenager out of control or do you feel like parenting is overwhelming? Are you having marital problems or currently going through a divorce? If you answered yes to any of these questions I can help. Let me assist you in getting to a better place in your life and improving your family system.
Are you having difficulty coping with day to day life issues? Are you isolating, withdrawing and finding it hard to get through the day? Is your teenager out of control or do you feel like parenting is overwhelming? Are you having marital problems or currently going through a divorce? If you answered yes to any of these questions I can help. Let me assist you in getting to a better place in your life and improving your family system.
(205) 358-4196 View (205) 358-4196
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Burke Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S, AADC
Verified Verified
Vestavia, AL 35243
"Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity, it is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity." -Brene Brown. Life can be very difficult, and most of us find ourselves feeling stuck at one point or another. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, or feel a general sense of unworthiness, please know that you are not alone and there is help.
"Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity, it is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity." -Brene Brown. Life can be very difficult, and most of us find ourselves feeling stuck at one point or another. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, or feel a general sense of unworthiness, please know that you are not alone and there is help.
(205) 964-9194 View (205) 964-9194
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Chris R Cargile
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vestavia, AL 35216
Waitlist for new clients
We all encounter events and periods of life that are difficult to understand and overcome. Mental Health issues like depression, anxiety, grief, post-traumatic stress, relationship issues can be difficult and overwhelming to face alone and we often need support and guidance to find healing.
We all encounter events and periods of life that are difficult to understand and overcome. Mental Health issues like depression, anxiety, grief, post-traumatic stress, relationship issues can be difficult and overwhelming to face alone and we often need support and guidance to find healing.
(205) 378-7899 View (205) 378-7899
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Kelley Massengale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vestavia, AL 35242  (Online Only)
As a psychotherapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, I treat a wide range of sexual, relationship and intimacy issues. I work with individuals and couples. Sex is one of the deepest and most powerful experiences we have and it can also be a source of great stress and shame when things do not go as smoothly as we would like. Cultural messages and biases can further compound these issues. I provide a safe and nonjudgemental environment for individuals or couples to discuss these issues.
As a psychotherapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, I treat a wide range of sexual, relationship and intimacy issues. I work with individuals and couples. Sex is one of the deepest and most powerful experiences we have and it can also be a source of great stress and shame when things do not go as smoothly as we would like. Cultural messages and biases can further compound these issues. I provide a safe and nonjudgemental environment for individuals or couples to discuss these issues.
(205) 964-9561 View (205) 964-9561
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Caroline Veazey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Vestavia, AL 35243  (Online Only)
Do anxiety and depression rule your life? Do you believe you’ll always have days where getting out of bed seems impossible? Does living authentically in your sexual identity seem terrifying? Are your relationships sometimes fueled by misunderstandings? Living free of these fears and frustrations is actually possible. Having someone understand is possible. I can help you get there.
Do anxiety and depression rule your life? Do you believe you’ll always have days where getting out of bed seems impossible? Does living authentically in your sexual identity seem terrifying? Are your relationships sometimes fueled by misunderstandings? Living free of these fears and frustrations is actually possible. Having someone understand is possible. I can help you get there.
(205) 273-5605 View (205) 273-5605
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Misty Smith, PhD, LPC-S Certified Sex Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, CST, NCC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Vestavia, AL 35216
Sexual issues with you and/or your partner including sexual dysfunctions such as low libido/sexual desire discrepancy, sexual pain, ED (men), etc. can be overwhelming & difficult to navigate or even discuss. I provide a safe, judgement-free environment to process & address these struggles as well as sexual identity & alternative lifestyle issues/struggles. Also treating: Relationship/Marital/Pre-Marital, Sexual Addiction & Anxiety/Depression related to Sexual Issues.
Sexual issues with you and/or your partner including sexual dysfunctions such as low libido/sexual desire discrepancy, sexual pain, ED (men), etc. can be overwhelming & difficult to navigate or even discuss. I provide a safe, judgement-free environment to process & address these struggles as well as sexual identity & alternative lifestyle issues/struggles. Also treating: Relationship/Marital/Pre-Marital, Sexual Addiction & Anxiety/Depression related to Sexual Issues.
(205) 377-5820 View (205) 377-5820
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Katie Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vestavia, AL 35216
Not accepting new clients
Have you found yourself dealing with experiences, thoughts, emotions, or behaviors that feel out of control or overwhelming? Or maybe you feel stuck living in the past or frozen with fear about the future? You don't have to struggle with this alone. The support of a skilled and empathetic therapist during these times can be invaluable to fostering resilience, meaning, and movement through life. My foremost goal in therapy is creating a safe space to experience empathy and acceptance that fosters the peace and growth you seek. I would be honored to come alongside you on your journey.
Have you found yourself dealing with experiences, thoughts, emotions, or behaviors that feel out of control or overwhelming? Or maybe you feel stuck living in the past or frozen with fear about the future? You don't have to struggle with this alone. The support of a skilled and empathetic therapist during these times can be invaluable to fostering resilience, meaning, and movement through life. My foremost goal in therapy is creating a safe space to experience empathy and acceptance that fosters the peace and growth you seek. I would be honored to come alongside you on your journey.
(205) 293-0227 View (205) 293-0227
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J L Austin Counseling & Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vestavia, AL 35216
Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Anger Management, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Self Esteem, and PTSD. Since 1997 I have worked with individuals, couples, families, groups, adults, and adolescents in gaining self awareness, peace, balance, and purpose in their life's journey.
Grief, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Anger Management, Addiction, Substance Abuse, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Self Esteem, and PTSD. Since 1997 I have worked with individuals, couples, families, groups, adults, and adolescents in gaining self awareness, peace, balance, and purpose in their life's journey.
(205) 677-0563 View (205) 677-0563
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Ashley Gilbert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MFT, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vestavia, AL 35216
Telling your story takes tremendous courage. In my work I am constantly humbled and honored to receive those stories. As a therapist I work from the premise that people are deeply complex and multilayered beings. Our past, our present, and expectations of our future dictate how we navigate life's inevitable challenges. Because our lives are a constant state of transition, we have the opportunity to learn from the past and navigate our present through awareness and understanding of ourselves, and others. I feel it a great honor to support people in their transitions, and foster their awareness and growth.
Telling your story takes tremendous courage. In my work I am constantly humbled and honored to receive those stories. As a therapist I work from the premise that people are deeply complex and multilayered beings. Our past, our present, and expectations of our future dictate how we navigate life's inevitable challenges. Because our lives are a constant state of transition, we have the opportunity to learn from the past and navigate our present through awareness and understanding of ourselves, and others. I feel it a great honor to support people in their transitions, and foster their awareness and growth.
(205) 419-0039 View (205) 419-0039
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Charles Woody Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Vestavia, AL 35242
Are you struggling with self-confidence? Feeling anxious or depressed? Having difficulty coping with a life transition; relationship strain, or loss of a loved one? Want to get to know yourself better? Not happy with the way things are going? Not sure what to do? Do you need a safe place to talk about what's going on in your life? Need some practical solutions? My goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment so that I can assist you in getting back on track, or defining a new road altogether.
Are you struggling with self-confidence? Feeling anxious or depressed? Having difficulty coping with a life transition; relationship strain, or loss of a loved one? Want to get to know yourself better? Not happy with the way things are going? Not sure what to do? Do you need a safe place to talk about what's going on in your life? Need some practical solutions? My goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment so that I can assist you in getting back on track, or defining a new road altogether.
(205) 538-3099 View (205) 538-3099
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Shawne M Sisk
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LPC-S, LMFT-S, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vestavia, AL 35216
Life can be hard! If you are struggling with challenges such as: marriage or relationship issues, infidelity, anxiety, depression, divorce, job loss, or low self-esteem maybe it is time to do something different. If your current efforts to deal with relationships, emotions, and life's challenges just aren't working, it is probably time to get some help. Maybe you're unsure if counseling really works. Counseling is no "magic pill" that instantly fixes your problems! However, it does help many people change, heal, and improve their quality of life.
Life can be hard! If you are struggling with challenges such as: marriage or relationship issues, infidelity, anxiety, depression, divorce, job loss, or low self-esteem maybe it is time to do something different. If your current efforts to deal with relationships, emotions, and life's challenges just aren't working, it is probably time to get some help. Maybe you're unsure if counseling really works. Counseling is no "magic pill" that instantly fixes your problems! However, it does help many people change, heal, and improve their quality of life.
(205) 713-8734 View (205) 713-8734
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David Eckhardt Kilmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PIP
Verified Verified
Vestavia, AL 35242
I have worked in the mental health field for 40+ years. During my career I have worked with a variety of patients including adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have treated trauma exposure, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, mild autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorder (and related issues). I have also provided support for individuals in recovery. I believe that by identifying, focusing on, and enhancing clients' strengths, I can assist them in developing additional individualized tools to meet mental health challenges.
I have worked in the mental health field for 40+ years. During my career I have worked with a variety of patients including adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have treated trauma exposure, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, mild autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorder (and related issues). I have also provided support for individuals in recovery. I believe that by identifying, focusing on, and enhancing clients' strengths, I can assist them in developing additional individualized tools to meet mental health challenges.
(205) 769-4938 View (205) 769-4938
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Mind, Body & Heart Wellness Clinic
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vestavia, AL 35243
At Mind, Body & Heart Wellness Clinic our shared goal is to provide an integrative approach to counseling that assists you in finding your optimal mental, emotional, spiritual, and sexual health. MBH Wellness is comprised of multiple licensed therapists who specialize in and are passionate about a wide range of mental health concerns. We addresses the relational, cognitive, emotional, sexual, physical, cultural, and socio-economic factors impacting your wellbeing. When you are paired with a therapist that fits your unique needs, positive change is a logical consequence!
At Mind, Body & Heart Wellness Clinic our shared goal is to provide an integrative approach to counseling that assists you in finding your optimal mental, emotional, spiritual, and sexual health. MBH Wellness is comprised of multiple licensed therapists who specialize in and are passionate about a wide range of mental health concerns. We addresses the relational, cognitive, emotional, sexual, physical, cultural, and socio-economic factors impacting your wellbeing. When you are paired with a therapist that fits your unique needs, positive change is a logical consequence!
(205) 509-1811 View (205) 509-1811
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Shane Latham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vestavia, AL 35226
Are anxiety, depression, stress or relational conflict keeping you from thriving? Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, a life transition, relational difficulties or a traumatic event, or maybe you just need a different perspective. I've counseled adolescents, adults and families. I've also helped gifted and talented teens, depressed adults, and those struggling with more general issues related to work and family. Together we can identify your unique strengths, explore tools and also develop beneficial skills that can assist you in your struggles. I sincerely look forward to working with you!
Are anxiety, depression, stress or relational conflict keeping you from thriving? Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem, ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, a life transition, relational difficulties or a traumatic event, or maybe you just need a different perspective. I've counseled adolescents, adults and families. I've also helped gifted and talented teens, depressed adults, and those struggling with more general issues related to work and family. Together we can identify your unique strengths, explore tools and also develop beneficial skills that can assist you in your struggles. I sincerely look forward to working with you!
(205) 402-8786 View (205) 402-8786

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Vestavia, AL

40+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Vestavia, AL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Relationship Issues
82% Depression
80% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
78% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% New Directions | Lucet
55% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Vestavia, AL see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Vestavia?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.