Therapists in Gilbert, AZ

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Behavioral Health Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85295
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma or other concerns that keep you from progressing in life? Here at Behavioral Health Solutions, our team of licensed therapists are experienced and caring. We would love to help you understand how to address your concerns. We provide a safe environment that allows you to discuss your problems without feeling shame or judgement. Your help is just an email or phone call away!
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma or other concerns that keep you from progressing in life? Here at Behavioral Health Solutions, our team of licensed therapists are experienced and caring. We would love to help you understand how to address your concerns. We provide a safe environment that allows you to discuss your problems without feeling shame or judgement. Your help is just an email or phone call away!
(480) 405-0825 View (480) 405-0825
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Colleen Lally
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296
You feel stuck. This isn't the life you pictured and your day-to-day existence leaves you feeling unsatisfied and looking for ways to escape. Despite your best efforts, nothing seems to create change. My hope is to help you build a life you want to be present in. I believe in a collaborative approach, beginning with meeting you where you're at, and with you as the expert of your experience.
You feel stuck. This isn't the life you pictured and your day-to-day existence leaves you feeling unsatisfied and looking for ways to escape. Despite your best efforts, nothing seems to create change. My hope is to help you build a life you want to be present in. I believe in a collaborative approach, beginning with meeting you where you're at, and with you as the expert of your experience.
(520) 341-8885 View (520) 341-8885
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Kristy D Crabtree
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MSc
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Welcome! I have been in practice over a decade and have learned that by gaining understanding and compassion for ourselves, our innate healing potential will emerge. I love to help other professionals in the field and I am a AZBBHE clinical supervisor. A quote by Rumi expresses it this way "your task is not to seek love, but to merely seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it" I use a "non-pathologizing lens" to see my clients holistically and help them make connections to how their past experiences have shaped the narratives and emotions they experience today.
Welcome! I have been in practice over a decade and have learned that by gaining understanding and compassion for ourselves, our innate healing potential will emerge. I love to help other professionals in the field and I am a AZBBHE clinical supervisor. A quote by Rumi expresses it this way "your task is not to seek love, but to merely seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it" I use a "non-pathologizing lens" to see my clients holistically and help them make connections to how their past experiences have shaped the narratives and emotions they experience today.
(480) 908-8185 x1 View (480) 908-8185 x1
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Emily Burnham
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85297
Grounded in authentic connection, I prioritize a warm and empathetic therapeutic relationship. You have inherent worth and value, no matter what struggles you are facing. You have the power and ability to overcome personal and relational challenges, but sometimes we need additional support. Together, we can explore the areas where you feel stuck, isolated, or hopeless.
Grounded in authentic connection, I prioritize a warm and empathetic therapeutic relationship. You have inherent worth and value, no matter what struggles you are facing. You have the power and ability to overcome personal and relational challenges, but sometimes we need additional support. Together, we can explore the areas where you feel stuck, isolated, or hopeless.
(520) 521-0024 View (520) 521-0024
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Jen Ohlund
Licensed Professional Counselor, NARM, ART, CBT-I, TMH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85295
I bring a wealth of life experience in addition to my clinical training as it supports my natural passion to be an advocate of healing for those who face difficult life challenges. I facilitate healing and growth through creating a safe, nurturing environment to explore and facilitate healthy perceptions of self and relationships. I have experience working with teens and adults with an injured self-image. With eight unique children of my own, I enjoy working with parenting challenges, family dynamics and relationships of all kinds.
I bring a wealth of life experience in addition to my clinical training as it supports my natural passion to be an advocate of healing for those who face difficult life challenges. I facilitate healing and growth through creating a safe, nurturing environment to explore and facilitate healthy perceptions of self and relationships. I have experience working with teens and adults with an injured self-image. With eight unique children of my own, I enjoy working with parenting challenges, family dynamics and relationships of all kinds.
(480) 530-8306 View (480) 530-8306
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Teresa Severson
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Waitlist for new clients
I am an EMDR therapist, who is passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults of all ages overcome the challenges of life, no matter how big or small. As a military spouse of 10 years, I have lived and raised a family in the US and internationally. I empathize with the many challenges of raising a family in chaotic times. I also understand the pressures a small business can bring, as I formerly owned and operated several businesses, employing as many as 30 people. I am a proud wife and a mother of three, having been married for almost 30 years. I know life is busy and chaotic.
I am an EMDR therapist, who is passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults of all ages overcome the challenges of life, no matter how big or small. As a military spouse of 10 years, I have lived and raised a family in the US and internationally. I empathize with the many challenges of raising a family in chaotic times. I also understand the pressures a small business can bring, as I formerly owned and operated several businesses, employing as many as 30 people. I am a proud wife and a mother of three, having been married for almost 30 years. I know life is busy and chaotic.
(480) 630-8563 View (480) 630-8563
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Melanie Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Finding the right therapist to help walk you through difficult days can be overwhelming. I'm so glad you are here. My clients are often wanting to improve their relationships with others and themselves but struggle with knowing how to get there. I recognize that many people are often stuck in learned patterns or cycles, and I am passionate about helping them unlock their own potential, empowering them to live the lives they have always wanted. My goal is to make sure my clients feel heard and understood in the therapy room and I focus on building the security and safety clients need in order to foster change and growth.
Finding the right therapist to help walk you through difficult days can be overwhelming. I'm so glad you are here. My clients are often wanting to improve their relationships with others and themselves but struggle with knowing how to get there. I recognize that many people are often stuck in learned patterns or cycles, and I am passionate about helping them unlock their own potential, empowering them to live the lives they have always wanted. My goal is to make sure my clients feel heard and understood in the therapy room and I focus on building the security and safety clients need in order to foster change and growth.
(480) 712-4396 View (480) 712-4396
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Troy Stone - Couples And Relationship Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LAMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Are you feeling like you and your partner are drifting apart? Do arguments seem to escalate quickly, leaving both of you feeling hurt and unheard? Many couples face challenges that can strain even the strongest bonds. You might be experiencing: Communication Issues: Finding it difficult to express needs/feeling misunderstood. Conflict and Resentment: Arguments that seem to recur without resolution. Intimacy Challenges: Feeling disconnected emotionally or physically. Trust Issues: Dealing with past betrayals or navigating jealousy and insecurity. Life Transitions: Adjusting to major life changes.
Are you feeling like you and your partner are drifting apart? Do arguments seem to escalate quickly, leaving both of you feeling hurt and unheard? Many couples face challenges that can strain even the strongest bonds. You might be experiencing: Communication Issues: Finding it difficult to express needs/feeling misunderstood. Conflict and Resentment: Arguments that seem to recur without resolution. Intimacy Challenges: Feeling disconnected emotionally or physically. Trust Issues: Dealing with past betrayals or navigating jealousy and insecurity. Life Transitions: Adjusting to major life changes.
(480) 933-0391 View (480) 933-0391
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Erin Mace
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296
I am passionate about empowering individuals struggling with the various ways trauma may show up for them. Trauma responses may show up through anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, physical health concerns, and so much more. These responses can also intensify when we go through challenges and transitions in life. Trauma is not "what happened to you", it is "how what happened lives in you today". With the use of evidence-based interventions, such as EMDR, there is hope for healing and learning new behaviors that contribute to a healthier and more fulfilling life.
I am passionate about empowering individuals struggling with the various ways trauma may show up for them. Trauma responses may show up through anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, physical health concerns, and so much more. These responses can also intensify when we go through challenges and transitions in life. Trauma is not "what happened to you", it is "how what happened lives in you today". With the use of evidence-based interventions, such as EMDR, there is hope for healing and learning new behaviors that contribute to a healthier and more fulfilling life.
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Kelly Mcguirk
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MC, LISAC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Hello! I am Kelly and I'm so glad you are here. There is no roadmap to this adventure we are on. Life can be hard and sometimes just overwhelming. Maybe you need to quiet the "inner bully or mean girl" inside that tells you that you are not good enough. Maybe explore how your childhood trauma affects your relationships or creates anxiety and depression in your life. Maybe your relationship with alcohol needs to change. Maybe you are just feeling like you don't know your purpose or you are unhappy with your current situation. YOU are the expert on your life and I am here to help you find your joy and live your best one.
Hello! I am Kelly and I'm so glad you are here. There is no roadmap to this adventure we are on. Life can be hard and sometimes just overwhelming. Maybe you need to quiet the "inner bully or mean girl" inside that tells you that you are not good enough. Maybe explore how your childhood trauma affects your relationships or creates anxiety and depression in your life. Maybe your relationship with alcohol needs to change. Maybe you are just feeling like you don't know your purpose or you are unhappy with your current situation. YOU are the expert on your life and I am here to help you find your joy and live your best one.
(623) 552-5561 View (623) 552-5561
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Melinda Croci
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85234  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! With over 16 years of experience, I'm a seasoned counselor specializing in trauma therapy, depression, and anxiety. I foster a non-judgmental environment, prioritizing collaboration and self-awareness to guide clients toward personal growth and resilience. By developing a trusting therapeutic relationship, I am here to hold space and provide guidance to overcome and persevere through your life’s unique and present difficulties.
Accepting New Clients! With over 16 years of experience, I'm a seasoned counselor specializing in trauma therapy, depression, and anxiety. I foster a non-judgmental environment, prioritizing collaboration and self-awareness to guide clients toward personal growth and resilience. By developing a trusting therapeutic relationship, I am here to hold space and provide guidance to overcome and persevere through your life’s unique and present difficulties.
(928) 563-6642 View (928) 563-6642
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Jenifer M. Riggins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPA, PMH-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Helping you overcome anxiety, depression, and perinatal struggles. I understand what you're going through, because I've been there too. My Journey to Healing and Helping Others My personal journey with body image, self-esteem, and postpartum depression shaped my passion for helping others navigate similar challenges. Through my own therapy, I discovered a path to healing and transformation, and I want to guide you towards that same possibility.
Helping you overcome anxiety, depression, and perinatal struggles. I understand what you're going through, because I've been there too. My Journey to Healing and Helping Others My personal journey with body image, self-esteem, and postpartum depression shaped my passion for helping others navigate similar challenges. Through my own therapy, I discovered a path to healing and transformation, and I want to guide you towards that same possibility.
(480) 725-2396 View (480) 725-2396
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Celeste Benesch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296
In a world filled with constant demands and pressures, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and disconnected. It can be hard to regulate ourselves during stressful times because of past trauma or simply because we don’t have the skills to remain calm amidst the chaos. Beginning therapy is a big step in helping you create the life you want; one that you feel confident in handling whatever comes your way.
In a world filled with constant demands and pressures, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and disconnected. It can be hard to regulate ourselves during stressful times because of past trauma or simply because we don’t have the skills to remain calm amidst the chaos. Beginning therapy is a big step in helping you create the life you want; one that you feel confident in handling whatever comes your way.
(480) 962-4357 View (480) 962-4357
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Shauna Osten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Trauma, grief, loss, abuse, depression, anxiety, communication break downs, relationship challenges, loneliness, fear, feeling stuck, misunderstood, and all alone - these are just some of the reasons you might want to meet. You are not alone. At The Next Step, we take an integrated approach to individualize your treatment. The goal of counseling is your improved health overall and our role is to assist you in navigating towards your healing.
Trauma, grief, loss, abuse, depression, anxiety, communication break downs, relationship challenges, loneliness, fear, feeling stuck, misunderstood, and all alone - these are just some of the reasons you might want to meet. You are not alone. At The Next Step, we take an integrated approach to individualize your treatment. The goal of counseling is your improved health overall and our role is to assist you in navigating towards your healing.
(928) 597-5605 View (928) 597-5605
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Jamie Boylan
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85297  (Online Only)
Accepting New clients! Hello! I am so glad you are here. Taking the step towards therapy can be overwhelming, but it also speaks to your desire to see change and healing. I’m ready to help you reach your goals and provide the support you need. I work collaboratively with teens and adults to create goals, build tools and get to the depth of the situations and wounds that can be triggers. I specialize in treating trauma/ptsd, mood issues including anxiety, depression and stress, as well as overall support for life/relationship concerns.
Accepting New clients! Hello! I am so glad you are here. Taking the step towards therapy can be overwhelming, but it also speaks to your desire to see change and healing. I’m ready to help you reach your goals and provide the support you need. I work collaboratively with teens and adults to create goals, build tools and get to the depth of the situations and wounds that can be triggers. I specialize in treating trauma/ptsd, mood issues including anxiety, depression and stress, as well as overall support for life/relationship concerns.
(520) 376-0184 View (520) 376-0184
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Self Transcendence Mental Health & Counseling
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
We are here to help you achieve greater health and happiness. Young children feel safe and nurtured, as they learn skills to deal with distress. Older children/teens tend to benefit from art, coping skills and talktherapy. Adults benefit from CBT and psychotherapy techniques, the promote change while being validated. We enjoy working with people who are stuck-either personally or professionally. Our clients are dedicated to improving their lives and relationships. Our approach is collaborative and interactive. Please email or text for more information or to make an appointment.
We are here to help you achieve greater health and happiness. Young children feel safe and nurtured, as they learn skills to deal with distress. Older children/teens tend to benefit from art, coping skills and talktherapy. Adults benefit from CBT and psychotherapy techniques, the promote change while being validated. We enjoy working with people who are stuck-either personally or professionally. Our clients are dedicated to improving their lives and relationships. Our approach is collaborative and interactive. Please email or text for more information or to make an appointment.
(480) 646-3887 View (480) 646-3887
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Lucy Koerner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85295  (Online Only)
Lucy Koerner, LPC, owner of Trauma Healing for the Brave And Broken Hearted, has over 14 years of experience as a Trauma Therapist specializing in healing trauma wounds. I have a passion for helping people who are showing up in their life, Brave. They are ready to heal from what has been holding them back from becoming who they want to be. I have a passion to serve my community, all First Responders, Military and their families who would like to heal from their trauma wounds.
Lucy Koerner, LPC, owner of Trauma Healing for the Brave And Broken Hearted, has over 14 years of experience as a Trauma Therapist specializing in healing trauma wounds. I have a passion for helping people who are showing up in their life, Brave. They are ready to heal from what has been holding them back from becoming who they want to be. I have a passion to serve my community, all First Responders, Military and their families who would like to heal from their trauma wounds.
(520) 667-2657 View (520) 667-2657
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Stephanie Bilandzija
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85234  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Embarking on a journey towards improved well-being takes courage, and I am honored to be your guide. I aim to help parents and adults work through their own thought patterns and emotional experiences to help them become their best selves and increase their ability to be present with their children. I help teenagers navigating the complexities of growing up and becoming confident, independent adults who can handle a variety of life's challenges.
Embarking on a journey towards improved well-being takes courage, and I am honored to be your guide. I aim to help parents and adults work through their own thought patterns and emotional experiences to help them become their best selves and increase their ability to be present with their children. I help teenagers navigating the complexities of growing up and becoming confident, independent adults who can handle a variety of life's challenges.
(520) 335-3895 View (520) 335-3895
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Nick Puchalski
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Are you feeling lost or disconnected in your relationship? Communication problems, trust issues from infidelity, constant arguing, or emotional distance can make any relationship feel tough. Many couples face these challenges, but the usual therapy options can sometimes feel too clinical or impersonal. Imagine creating a partnership where you feel safe, connected, and truly understood. Therapy should help you reconnect, rediscover your love, and improve every aspect of your relationship, from intimacy to managing finances, parenting, and more.
Are you feeling lost or disconnected in your relationship? Communication problems, trust issues from infidelity, constant arguing, or emotional distance can make any relationship feel tough. Many couples face these challenges, but the usual therapy options can sometimes feel too clinical or impersonal. Imagine creating a partnership where you feel safe, connected, and truly understood. Therapy should help you reconnect, rediscover your love, and improve every aspect of your relationship, from intimacy to managing finances, parenting, and more.
(480) 447-9449 View (480) 447-9449
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Karin Quinn
Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
I can help if you are looking for a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental, and supportive environment to work through and manage issues which are causing distress, and which may be interfering with relationships, work or school, and quality of life. With eleven years experience, I have specialized training in helping you cope with childhood trauma, PTSD, facing ‘roadblocks’ in your recovery from substance abuse, codependency, and/or if you are suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, shame, or low self-esteem. I work with teens aged 16 to 19, adults, and those who identify as LGBTQIA+.
I can help if you are looking for a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental, and supportive environment to work through and manage issues which are causing distress, and which may be interfering with relationships, work or school, and quality of life. With eleven years experience, I have specialized training in helping you cope with childhood trauma, PTSD, facing ‘roadblocks’ in your recovery from substance abuse, codependency, and/or if you are suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, shame, or low self-esteem. I work with teens aged 16 to 19, adults, and those who identify as LGBTQIA+.
(480) 660-4095 View (480) 660-4095
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Gilbert, AZ

700+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Gilbert, AZ who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
74% Stress
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
68% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Gilbert, AZ see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gilbert?

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.