Therapists in Surprise, AZ

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Angela Christian
Counselor, MAEd, LAC
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374
My practice is client-driven, meaning that each session is focused only on the client's needs and goals - not on my personal agenda. I want each client to feel as though they are making measurable progress, so all of my clients are involved in creating their own treatment plan. My approach is straight-forward, compassionate, and non-judgmental. My number one desire is to work with each client to achieve peace, happiness, and hope.
My practice is client-driven, meaning that each session is focused only on the client's needs and goals - not on my personal agenda. I want each client to feel as though they are making measurable progress, so all of my clients are involved in creating their own treatment plan. My approach is straight-forward, compassionate, and non-judgmental. My number one desire is to work with each client to achieve peace, happiness, and hope.
(623) 294-0257 View (623) 294-0257
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Ashleigh Lange
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85379  (Online Only)
Ashleigh Lange, MSW, LCSW, devoted clinician with over 15 years of wide-ranging experience in the field of Social Work. Skilled in working with Geriatric, Adult and Adolescent populations. My background includes Crisis Intervention; Trauma informed care; Individual, Family and Group Therapies in Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, and in Educational settings.
Ashleigh Lange, MSW, LCSW, devoted clinician with over 15 years of wide-ranging experience in the field of Social Work. Skilled in working with Geriatric, Adult and Adolescent populations. My background includes Crisis Intervention; Trauma informed care; Individual, Family and Group Therapies in Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, and in Educational settings.
(623) 304-3845 View (623) 304-3845
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Christine Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I’m passionate about helping you find ways to overcome difficult and overwhelming challenges in your life by building on your strengths and creating healthy coping skills. I have a sensitive, compassionate, accepting, non-judgmental, and genuine approach to helping you grow and heal. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique strengths and specific needs.
I’m passionate about helping you find ways to overcome difficult and overwhelming challenges in your life by building on your strengths and creating healthy coping skills. I have a sensitive, compassionate, accepting, non-judgmental, and genuine approach to helping you grow and heal. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique strengths and specific needs.
(623) 257-6519 View (623) 257-6519
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Dr. Wendy J. Pauluk, PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85379  (Online Only)
As a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD), I've helped thousands of clients of every age, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation recapture their lives from bipolar & mood disorders, TBI, anxiety and depression, struggles with domestic & sexual abuse, PTSD, fears, trauma, and coping with situations surrounding death & dying. Having the highest level of medical credential in Psychology and Psychotherapy, you can rely on getting a treatment regime customized for you, whether it's using psychoeducation, gestalt principles, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The force that is derailing your life can be tamed or banished altogether.
As a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD), I've helped thousands of clients of every age, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation recapture their lives from bipolar & mood disorders, TBI, anxiety and depression, struggles with domestic & sexual abuse, PTSD, fears, trauma, and coping with situations surrounding death & dying. Having the highest level of medical credential in Psychology and Psychotherapy, you can rely on getting a treatment regime customized for you, whether it's using psychoeducation, gestalt principles, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The force that is derailing your life can be tamed or banished altogether.
(928) 267-6122 View (928) 267-6122
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Mears Amundson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374
Are you ready to let go of past hurts? Resolve fears? Restore relationships? Rediscover joy and have more energy? Whether you are facing something unexpected, feeling emotionally overwhelmed, or trying to make sense of your past, seeking help can be the first step in committing to healing. Everyone has unique strengths that can be used to overcome difficult situations leading to greater happiness and healthier relationships. With the right support, you can begin to improve your life one day at a time and feel more like yourself again.
Are you ready to let go of past hurts? Resolve fears? Restore relationships? Rediscover joy and have more energy? Whether you are facing something unexpected, feeling emotionally overwhelmed, or trying to make sense of your past, seeking help can be the first step in committing to healing. Everyone has unique strengths that can be used to overcome difficult situations leading to greater happiness and healthier relationships. With the right support, you can begin to improve your life one day at a time and feel more like yourself again.
(602) 428-9435 View (602) 428-9435
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Fire Horse Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85379  (Online Only)
I have been in the mental health field for over 7 years and enjoy working with clients who are ready and motivated towards change. I specialize in trauma, whether from childhood, military or adulthood, helping individuals move towards a place of healing and living a life free of symptoms. I partner with clients to understand underlying issues, getting to the heart of the matter. I can assist you with increasing relationship satisfaction, identifying values and core beliefs that guide your decisions, improving communication and emotional connection, reducing anxiety and depression.
I have been in the mental health field for over 7 years and enjoy working with clients who are ready and motivated towards change. I specialize in trauma, whether from childhood, military or adulthood, helping individuals move towards a place of healing and living a life free of symptoms. I partner with clients to understand underlying issues, getting to the heart of the matter. I can assist you with increasing relationship satisfaction, identifying values and core beliefs that guide your decisions, improving communication and emotional connection, reducing anxiety and depression.
(623) 552-4843 View (623) 552-4843
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Cindy Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85388  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I strive to provide compassionate counseling services to individuals and families through a holistic and family systems lens. My passion is working with anxiety, depression, and neurodivergence, which includes but is not limited to autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and highly sensitive persons. My goal is to help you build resilience so you may face your struggles and adversities with courage, strength, and wisdom. I will work with you to cultivate connection, flexibility, perseverance, self-regulation, positivity, and self-care to harness the resilience that is carried within you.
I strive to provide compassionate counseling services to individuals and families through a holistic and family systems lens. My passion is working with anxiety, depression, and neurodivergence, which includes but is not limited to autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and highly sensitive persons. My goal is to help you build resilience so you may face your struggles and adversities with courage, strength, and wisdom. I will work with you to cultivate connection, flexibility, perseverance, self-regulation, positivity, and self-care to harness the resilience that is carried within you.
(623) 462-4422 View (623) 462-4422
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Tara Robin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSc, NCC, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374  (Online Only)
There is light at the end of the tunnel. Often it is hard to see. Sometimes the issues we are dealing with can feel like they are crushing us. The cycle of depression and anxiety might feel never-ending. It can get better! These issues could stem from traumatic life events. Perhaps we are just overwhelmed juggling work, life, and family, and have lost sight of ourselves. Sometimes we struggle to work things out. We all need a little help and guidance at times. I use an integrative approach to assist clients in navigating difficult periods in their lives. I work with adults 18 years and older.
There is light at the end of the tunnel. Often it is hard to see. Sometimes the issues we are dealing with can feel like they are crushing us. The cycle of depression and anxiety might feel never-ending. It can get better! These issues could stem from traumatic life events. Perhaps we are just overwhelmed juggling work, life, and family, and have lost sight of ourselves. Sometimes we struggle to work things out. We all need a little help and guidance at times. I use an integrative approach to assist clients in navigating difficult periods in their lives. I work with adults 18 years and older.
(602) 737-3681 View (602) 737-3681
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Then & Now
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, PMHMP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374
Here at Then & Now we are accepting new clients and offering in-person and telehealth services. We are a small counseling agency in Surprise. We are known for our warm, relaxed and comforting approach to therapy which involves, genuine caring, acceptance & non-judgement. We have a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for medication management. Call us and we will get you started today!
Here at Then & Now we are accepting new clients and offering in-person and telehealth services. We are a small counseling agency in Surprise. We are known for our warm, relaxed and comforting approach to therapy which involves, genuine caring, acceptance & non-judgement. We have a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for medication management. Call us and we will get you started today!
(623) 526-2791 View (623) 526-2791
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Tracey Anne Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85387  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is willing to trust the therapeutic process and work as a team to address your issues and concerns. We will work together to help you find meaning and purpose in your life.
My ideal client is someone who is willing to trust the therapeutic process and work as a team to address your issues and concerns. We will work together to help you find meaning and purpose in your life.
(623) 304-9719 View (623) 304-9719
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Jennifer Keiser
MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374  (Online Only)
You are or your child is someone who finds yourself in a constant state of “fight, flight, freeze or fawn” and are tired of feeling overwhelmed. Therapy is here to help people of all ages to incorporate new tools into their life so that they can break out of that long-held pattern. Sometimes the tools we have aren’t working. Sometimes we need new tools. Or sometimes the tools we have just need to be sharpened. I’ll provide you with options for choosing the most effective strategies for you to live your best life. As your therapist, my intention is to provide a connection that allows you to find meaning in your life.
You are or your child is someone who finds yourself in a constant state of “fight, flight, freeze or fawn” and are tired of feeling overwhelmed. Therapy is here to help people of all ages to incorporate new tools into their life so that they can break out of that long-held pattern. Sometimes the tools we have aren’t working. Sometimes we need new tools. Or sometimes the tools we have just need to be sharpened. I’ll provide you with options for choosing the most effective strategies for you to live your best life. As your therapist, my intention is to provide a connection that allows you to find meaning in your life.
(520) 261-5986 View (520) 261-5986
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Stacey Baughman
Counselor, MAPC, LPC, NCC, CSAT, SEP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374
Stacey is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with training by Dr. Patrick Carnes, Dr. Stefanie Carnes and Dr. Ken Adams, Dr. Claudia Black and Pia Mellody. Ms. Baughman has worked for the past seven years as the sex addition therapist at The Meadows, a world-renown inpatient treatment facility, assisting clients to discuss their trauma and addiction (process and substance) issues. Typically addicts will use sex as a way to belong, gain acceptance, approval from others, avoid stress, anxiety, and depression. Addiction also serves as a coping mechanism to medicate old wounds, emotions, and distorts reality.
Stacey is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with training by Dr. Patrick Carnes, Dr. Stefanie Carnes and Dr. Ken Adams, Dr. Claudia Black and Pia Mellody. Ms. Baughman has worked for the past seven years as the sex addition therapist at The Meadows, a world-renown inpatient treatment facility, assisting clients to discuss their trauma and addiction (process and substance) issues. Typically addicts will use sex as a way to belong, gain acceptance, approval from others, avoid stress, anxiety, and depression. Addiction also serves as a coping mechanism to medicate old wounds, emotions, and distorts reality.
(623) 455-5481 View (623) 455-5481
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Elizabeth Crowley
Counselor, LAC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374
Being vulnerable, sharing trauma, facing fears, and experiencing change can feel overwhelming and isolating. However, I believe that with the right person by your side, growth and change are possible for everyone. Making it important to meet each individual where they are and build a strong foundation from there. Requiring sessions tailored to individual needs through collaborative efforts. And providing you with coping skills to manage your daily stressors. With varied experiences, I have a personal familiarity with (but not limited to) foster care and adoption, first responders (police, fire, EMS), and the field of education.
Being vulnerable, sharing trauma, facing fears, and experiencing change can feel overwhelming and isolating. However, I believe that with the right person by your side, growth and change are possible for everyone. Making it important to meet each individual where they are and build a strong foundation from there. Requiring sessions tailored to individual needs through collaborative efforts. And providing you with coping skills to manage your daily stressors. With varied experiences, I have a personal familiarity with (but not limited to) foster care and adoption, first responders (police, fire, EMS), and the field of education.
(623) 343-6055 View (623) 343-6055
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Ayizan Life Alchemy Center
MA
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85388
We serve with an integrated unique approach of multileveled treatment experience; customized for your journey to Honor , Evolve and Restore your Scared script and secret sauce for life harmony . Through proven practical methods our clients recapture stability by repurposing and leveraging thoughts, beliefs, relationships and behaviors into a practice of intentional habits to create and maintain a chosen lifestyle choice. We serve best individuals managing trauma, decision making, life transitions & choices, marital challenges, sexual and physical abuse, emotional detachment.
We serve with an integrated unique approach of multileveled treatment experience; customized for your journey to Honor , Evolve and Restore your Scared script and secret sauce for life harmony . Through proven practical methods our clients recapture stability by repurposing and leveraging thoughts, beliefs, relationships and behaviors into a practice of intentional habits to create and maintain a chosen lifestyle choice. We serve best individuals managing trauma, decision making, life transitions & choices, marital challenges, sexual and physical abuse, emotional detachment.
(623) 432-5457 View (623) 432-5457
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Copper State Mental health Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374
Our practice is dedicated to the most effective and up to date forms of therapy to help you and your family. We understand that everyone has a different situation from navigating complex relationships to special needs children to eating disorders, depression, etc. We offer free consultations in order to help ensure we are a good fit. We commonly see people who have been to therapy before, but have had poor results. We also find people have complicating factors to their trauma such as ADHD, or the inability to create a sense of safety in order to heal. In such a complicated world we have very complicated obstacles to navigate.
Our practice is dedicated to the most effective and up to date forms of therapy to help you and your family. We understand that everyone has a different situation from navigating complex relationships to special needs children to eating disorders, depression, etc. We offer free consultations in order to help ensure we are a good fit. We commonly see people who have been to therapy before, but have had poor results. We also find people have complicating factors to their trauma such as ADHD, or the inability to create a sense of safety in order to heal. In such a complicated world we have very complicated obstacles to navigate.
(623) 888-4310 View (623) 888-4310
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Dr. Melissa Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374  (Online Only)
I have found that clients who are the most successful in their counseling journey are those who are ready to work on what brings them in. While clients may not be able to identify their specific goals, they are motivated for a change to occur. Motivation is what propels each client throughout the counseling process to achieve the goals that we establish together.
I have found that clients who are the most successful in their counseling journey are those who are ready to work on what brings them in. While clients may not be able to identify their specific goals, they are motivated for a change to occur. Motivation is what propels each client throughout the counseling process to achieve the goals that we establish together.
(623) 294-3962 View (623) 294-3962
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Katie Carey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85379  (Online Only)
Telehealth practice. People make sense. I am passionate about uncovering core issues related to anxiety, depression, esteem issues, addiction issues, and relationship patterns that bring individuals into my office in order to create targeted change. I have specialized in working with mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, trauma, and relationship issues. I use attachment models and trauma-informed methods to help my clients develop awareness around repeating patterns in their lives. Together, we can identify and change relationship and behavioral cycles that are often sub-conscious and maladaptive.
Telehealth practice. People make sense. I am passionate about uncovering core issues related to anxiety, depression, esteem issues, addiction issues, and relationship patterns that bring individuals into my office in order to create targeted change. I have specialized in working with mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, trauma, and relationship issues. I use attachment models and trauma-informed methods to help my clients develop awareness around repeating patterns in their lives. Together, we can identify and change relationship and behavioral cycles that are often sub-conscious and maladaptive.
(623) 400-8985 View (623) 400-8985
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LumaSoul, LLC - Mindy Eglivitch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Surprise, AZ 85374  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing challenges that leave you feeling stuck, unmotivated, exhausted, isolated, broken, or lost? Many challenges we experience are a result of maladaptive survival strategies adopted from experience. Mindy is a licensed clinical social worker and military veteran with 23 years of experience working with individuals 15+, families, and organizations. She specializes in evidence-based treatments, coaching concepts and mind-body approaches for renewal, transformation, and healing. Her specialties include common mental health conditions, wellness strategies and life/career transitions.
Are you experiencing challenges that leave you feeling stuck, unmotivated, exhausted, isolated, broken, or lost? Many challenges we experience are a result of maladaptive survival strategies adopted from experience. Mindy is a licensed clinical social worker and military veteran with 23 years of experience working with individuals 15+, families, and organizations. She specializes in evidence-based treatments, coaching concepts and mind-body approaches for renewal, transformation, and healing. Her specialties include common mental health conditions, wellness strategies and life/career transitions.
(623) 257-6058 View (623) 257-6058
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Lupe Romero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374  (Online Only)
No one deserves to live with suffering. If you are experiencing difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or low self-esteem, you are not alone. There is hope for you to heal and move forward with your life. Distress can be all-consuming if you don’t have a safe place to process your experience and explore your emotions. I can empower you to heal yourself from the past, process the present, and move into a better future. We will do this together in a compassionate, non-judgmental, and empathetic environment.
No one deserves to live with suffering. If you are experiencing difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or low self-esteem, you are not alone. There is hope for you to heal and move forward with your life. Distress can be all-consuming if you don’t have a safe place to process your experience and explore your emotions. I can empower you to heal yourself from the past, process the present, and move into a better future. We will do this together in a compassionate, non-judgmental, and empathetic environment.
(623) 439-6046 View (623) 439-6046
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Michelle Vaughn
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Surprise, AZ 85374
I enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan, and I am privileged to integrate a faith-based approach with my clients who are seeking to integrate spirituality in their healing. I am passionate about the importance of the therapeutic relationship and its ability to help individuals heal and find hope in their future. My desire is to help you discover who you want to become, regardless of where you have been.
I enjoy working with individuals across the lifespan, and I am privileged to integrate a faith-based approach with my clients who are seeking to integrate spirituality in their healing. I am passionate about the importance of the therapeutic relationship and its ability to help individuals heal and find hope in their future. My desire is to help you discover who you want to become, regardless of where you have been.
(520) 253-6476 View (520) 253-6476

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Surprise, AZ

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Surprise, AZ who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
71% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Surprise, AZ see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Surprise?

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.