Therapists in Tempe, AZ

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Photo of Dr. Taylor Young, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Dr. Taylor Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282
We all have stories to create and to tell. These stories consist of struggles like anxiety, depression, pain, chronic illness, and the list goes on and on. Therapy is a space where you can create your own story and work through your mental health journey. I aim to be a helping hand in walking alongside you in this journey for you to realize your best self. My experience includes couples counseling, family, and individual counseling. I also have extensive experience with providing holistic Biopsychosocial-Spiritual healthcare by collaborating with other healthcare providers relevant to therapeutic goals.
We all have stories to create and to tell. These stories consist of struggles like anxiety, depression, pain, chronic illness, and the list goes on and on. Therapy is a space where you can create your own story and work through your mental health journey. I aim to be a helping hand in walking alongside you in this journey for you to realize your best self. My experience includes couples counseling, family, and individual counseling. I also have extensive experience with providing holistic Biopsychosocial-Spiritual healthcare by collaborating with other healthcare providers relevant to therapeutic goals.
(602) 560-9291 View (602) 560-9291
Photo of Shannon J Schiefer, MA, LPC, EMDR, Counselor
Shannon J Schiefer
Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85282
Waitlist for new clients
Are you your own worst enemy? Does your inner voice say, "What's wrong with me" "Why did I do that" "I should(n't)..." "I'm not good enough" Together, we can find a different way to relate to yourself. I invite you to consider, when you learn to offer yourself love and compassion, you deepen intimacy, connection and respect within your relationships, increase confidence, achieve goals, and attract your dreams. Once we choose love for ourselves, everything changes! "Our wounds are often openings into the best and most beautiful part of us" ~ Richo
Are you your own worst enemy? Does your inner voice say, "What's wrong with me" "Why did I do that" "I should(n't)..." "I'm not good enough" Together, we can find a different way to relate to yourself. I invite you to consider, when you learn to offer yourself love and compassion, you deepen intimacy, connection and respect within your relationships, increase confidence, achieve goals, and attract your dreams. Once we choose love for ourselves, everything changes! "Our wounds are often openings into the best and most beautiful part of us" ~ Richo
(480) 420-7524 View (480) 420-7524
Photo of Carol L Farmer, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Carol L Farmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85283  (Online Only)
Now offering virtual EMDR therapy! I use a trauma-informed, person-centered approach - equipping my clients to take an active role in the therapy process while working to discover the solutions within. I’m skillful in helping individuals achieve their therapeutic goals through teaching emotional regulation skills first which opens the pathway to process deeper issues. Specialties include virtual EMDR trauma processing, gambling addiction, relationship issues and stage of life transitions.
Now offering virtual EMDR therapy! I use a trauma-informed, person-centered approach - equipping my clients to take an active role in the therapy process while working to discover the solutions within. I’m skillful in helping individuals achieve their therapeutic goals through teaching emotional regulation skills first which opens the pathway to process deeper issues. Specialties include virtual EMDR trauma processing, gambling addiction, relationship issues and stage of life transitions.
(480) 426-8593 View (480) 426-8593
Photo of Valerie Niemela, LMHCA, LAC, Counselor
Valerie Niemela
Counselor, LMHCA, LAC
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85288
Hello! Life can become messy, with struggles and failures. I believe in the therapeutic process to find meaning during life’s difficulties. I have worked in crisis settings and have experience de-escalating individuals with imminent and passive suicidal thoughts. I have special interest in working with individuals who live with disability; children, teens, and young adults who feel alone on their pathway of life and wonder what meaning is left.
Hello! Life can become messy, with struggles and failures. I believe in the therapeutic process to find meaning during life’s difficulties. I have worked in crisis settings and have experience de-escalating individuals with imminent and passive suicidal thoughts. I have special interest in working with individuals who live with disability; children, teens, and young adults who feel alone on their pathway of life and wonder what meaning is left.
(520) 779-7453 View (520) 779-7453
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Raise Behavioral Health LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, BHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282
I am the best fit for a family who has children between the ages from birth to 24 years old. I offer support to families who are struggling with challenging behaviors from their children and adolescents in home or at school. I offer a unique systemic approach that includes parents in the treatment process that is not found in many other practices. This systemic approach is extremely affective and helps keep parents in the loop and helps families complete the treatment goal faster than other approaches. As I believe therapy for children should be brief and solution focused so they can get back to being a kid.
I am the best fit for a family who has children between the ages from birth to 24 years old. I offer support to families who are struggling with challenging behaviors from their children and adolescents in home or at school. I offer a unique systemic approach that includes parents in the treatment process that is not found in many other practices. This systemic approach is extremely affective and helps keep parents in the loop and helps families complete the treatment goal faster than other approaches. As I believe therapy for children should be brief and solution focused so they can get back to being a kid.
(480) 637-2310 View (480) 637-2310
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Brenna Peck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85282
Brenna is experienced working with complex trauma, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, parenting, relationships, and various adjustments. She provides therapy to adolescents, adults, and families. She uses an empathetic but direct approach to build rapport which she believes is key in the therapeutic process. She considers herself to have a direct approach and believes in helping clients to build insight into themselves, understand unhealthy patterns, and discover root causes to their challenges.
Brenna is experienced working with complex trauma, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression, parenting, relationships, and various adjustments. She provides therapy to adolescents, adults, and families. She uses an empathetic but direct approach to build rapport which she believes is key in the therapeutic process. She considers herself to have a direct approach and believes in helping clients to build insight into themselves, understand unhealthy patterns, and discover root causes to their challenges.
(480) 637-2163 View (480) 637-2163
Photo of Andrea Beilner, MA , LMHC, NBCC, CCTP, Counselor
Andrea Beilner
Counselor, MA , LMHC, NBCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85282  (Online Only)
Throughout my life I searched for ways to use empathy to empower and show others that there is hope even when it feels like there could never be. Purely seeking therapy is empowering and instills hope for our future. Although this work can be difficult, there is a reward. I approach counseling through a systemic and holistic framework. I believe every individual and their needs and goals are unique and completely original. Utilizing a mixture of therapeutic approaches, I aim towards creating an empowering space to meet you where you're at. My goal is to support and empower you through healing, self-exploration and expression.
Throughout my life I searched for ways to use empathy to empower and show others that there is hope even when it feels like there could never be. Purely seeking therapy is empowering and instills hope for our future. Although this work can be difficult, there is a reward. I approach counseling through a systemic and holistic framework. I believe every individual and their needs and goals are unique and completely original. Utilizing a mixture of therapeutic approaches, I aim towards creating an empowering space to meet you where you're at. My goal is to support and empower you through healing, self-exploration and expression.
(425) 399-7360 View (425) 399-7360
Photo of William L. Bradley, LCSW, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
William L. Bradley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85282
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Phoenix area for the last 30 years. I have a complete knowledge of the resources within the community. My experience includes work with troubled teens in a variety of contexts. I have 15 years experience as a provider for the courts providing mediation, counseling, therapeutic supervision and evaluations for families in the transitions of divorce. I am also a skilled relationship and marital therapist. I specialize in men's issues. I have also had extensive experience in anger management, depression and anxiety disorders.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Phoenix area for the last 30 years. I have a complete knowledge of the resources within the community. My experience includes work with troubled teens in a variety of contexts. I have 15 years experience as a provider for the courts providing mediation, counseling, therapeutic supervision and evaluations for families in the transitions of divorce. I am also a skilled relationship and marital therapist. I specialize in men's issues. I have also had extensive experience in anger management, depression and anxiety disorders.
(480) 921-3711 View (480) 921-3711
Photo of Latricia Bea Andrews-Gilman, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Latricia Bea Andrews-Gilman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85283
Waitlist for new clients
Clinical Social Work is a collaboration between the therapist and the client. The client identifies the issues and stated goal(s), and with the therapist develops strategies for achieving success. The therapist provides a variety of methods to help the client achieve a healthier lifestyle. In any partnership, the success or failure depends upon cooperation, good understanding and mutual effort.
Clinical Social Work is a collaboration between the therapist and the client. The client identifies the issues and stated goal(s), and with the therapist develops strategies for achieving success. The therapist provides a variety of methods to help the client achieve a healthier lifestyle. In any partnership, the success or failure depends upon cooperation, good understanding and mutual effort.
(480) 462-5816 View (480) 462-5816
Photo of Amanda Williamson, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Amanda Williamson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85283  (Online Only)
With over two decades of experience spanning all levels of care from acute psychiatric settings to outpatient services, my dedication to helping others unlock their full potential remains unwavering. Fueled by a genuine passion for facilitating growth and healing, I approach my work with a unique blend of calmness, creativity, and laid-back demeanor. Beyond my professional role, I am a devoted mother, grandmother, and wife, seamlessly balancing the many hats I wear with grace and empathy. My diverse life experiences enrich my ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life.
With over two decades of experience spanning all levels of care from acute psychiatric settings to outpatient services, my dedication to helping others unlock their full potential remains unwavering. Fueled by a genuine passion for facilitating growth and healing, I approach my work with a unique blend of calmness, creativity, and laid-back demeanor. Beyond my professional role, I am a devoted mother, grandmother, and wife, seamlessly balancing the many hats I wear with grace and empathy. My diverse life experiences enrich my ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life.
(520) 214-9505 View (520) 214-9505
Photo of Rehema Boyes, LPC, Counselor
Rehema Boyes
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282  (Online Only)
Are certain emotions holding you back from being your true self? Maybe fear, anger, shame, or sometimes even joy are becoming unbearable. I work to help people become comfortable with their emotions, be better able to live by their true values, and to find peace within themselves. I am grateful to have worked with individuals of all types including individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality, interpersonal conflict, and phase of life concerns.
Are certain emotions holding you back from being your true self? Maybe fear, anger, shame, or sometimes even joy are becoming unbearable. I work to help people become comfortable with their emotions, be better able to live by their true values, and to find peace within themselves. I am grateful to have worked with individuals of all types including individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality, interpersonal conflict, and phase of life concerns.
(480) 360-5593 x1 View (480) 360-5593 x1
Photo of Jennifer Curran, MC, LPC, CCHt, Counselor
Jennifer Curran
Counselor, MC, LPC, CCHt
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85282
I specialize in providing individual and family therapy with a focus on childhood trauma and its resulting symptoms, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety. Childhood trauma can be anything from relational trauma stemming from difficult relationships with caregivers, to domestic violence, to physical and sexual abuse. Some symptoms of trauma may include low self esteem, codependency issues, insomnia, nightmares, phobias, lack of adequate coping skills, and physical symptoms such as headaches and chronic pain. I also have experience working with grief and bereavement, and embrace working with spirituality and meaning of life issues.
I specialize in providing individual and family therapy with a focus on childhood trauma and its resulting symptoms, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety. Childhood trauma can be anything from relational trauma stemming from difficult relationships with caregivers, to domestic violence, to physical and sexual abuse. Some symptoms of trauma may include low self esteem, codependency issues, insomnia, nightmares, phobias, lack of adequate coping skills, and physical symptoms such as headaches and chronic pain. I also have experience working with grief and bereavement, and embrace working with spirituality and meaning of life issues.
(480) 845-0509 View (480) 845-0509
Photo of Valeria Berrios, LAMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Valeria Berrios
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282
The issue is becoming bigger, more overwhelming, and more chaotic. You may feel a pang in your chest as the pain floods your body. The patience has grown so thin you desperately want a reset button. My goal is to support couples, and families in creating healthy, fulfilling relationships by addressing the unique needs and concerns of each family member. We can work together to improve communication, reduce conflict, and build stronger connections in your family.
The issue is becoming bigger, more overwhelming, and more chaotic. You may feel a pang in your chest as the pain floods your body. The patience has grown so thin you desperately want a reset button. My goal is to support couples, and families in creating healthy, fulfilling relationships by addressing the unique needs and concerns of each family member. We can work together to improve communication, reduce conflict, and build stronger connections in your family.
(623) 232-0702 View (623) 232-0702
Photo of Suzanne Cavalier-Dorsett, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Suzanne Cavalier-Dorsett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85282
I am currently seeing clients who are experiencing estrangement from adult children individually and in group. In addition, I see individuals with a variety of issues such as life confusion, anxiety, depression, relationship loss and grief and trauma. Finally, I see couples and those having family issues. I am a seasoned therapist with over 25 years experience. I keep up to date in research and current trends. I am trauma certified as well.
I am currently seeing clients who are experiencing estrangement from adult children individually and in group. In addition, I see individuals with a variety of issues such as life confusion, anxiety, depression, relationship loss and grief and trauma. Finally, I see couples and those having family issues. I am a seasoned therapist with over 25 years experience. I keep up to date in research and current trends. I am trauma certified as well.
(602) 780-2950 View (602) 780-2950
Photo of Marlon Blanks - Resolutions Behavioral Health Therapy, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Resolutions Behavioral Health Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85281  (Online Only)
Today's Depression, Anxiety, Anger, and Trauma stems from a historical place. My goal as your therapist is to process, unprocessed memory that's holding you back from living your best life. Let's explore your challenges with insecurities, lack of confidence, and fear. Let's explore what identifies your purpose. Welcome couples! Let's explore what is affecting communication and intimacy.
Today's Depression, Anxiety, Anger, and Trauma stems from a historical place. My goal as your therapist is to process, unprocessed memory that's holding you back from living your best life. Let's explore your challenges with insecurities, lack of confidence, and fear. Let's explore what identifies your purpose. Welcome couples! Let's explore what is affecting communication and intimacy.
(480) 725-6001 View (480) 725-6001
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Deborah Monninger
Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH, LPC
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85282
As a Jungian analyst, I bring a depth perspective to our work. Maybe you find yourself at a crossroad in your life and don't know what path to take, or are feeling stuck, depressed or unsure what you are going. Or maybe you know where you want to go but can't see how to get there. You might be experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, hopelessness, or a lack of meaning in your life. Sometimes we need to talk to someone who listens and doesn't tell us what to do or think. We may need to try to put into words what we are thinking or feeling.
As a Jungian analyst, I bring a depth perspective to our work. Maybe you find yourself at a crossroad in your life and don't know what path to take, or are feeling stuck, depressed or unsure what you are going. Or maybe you know where you want to go but can't see how to get there. You might be experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, hopelessness, or a lack of meaning in your life. Sometimes we need to talk to someone who listens and doesn't tell us what to do or think. We may need to try to put into words what we are thinking or feeling.
(480) 777-5701 View (480) 777-5701
Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MAS-MFT, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85283
As a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) I can provide personalized and integrative therapy for individuals, couples, and families. I strive to create a therapeutic relationship that is safe, non-judgmental, and fosters the growth of my clients. I will utilize evidenced based approaches and can work with you to address various challenges such as conflict resolution, grief, anxiety, or just feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Let's work together to transform your relationships!
As a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (LAMFT) I can provide personalized and integrative therapy for individuals, couples, and families. I strive to create a therapeutic relationship that is safe, non-judgmental, and fosters the growth of my clients. I will utilize evidenced based approaches and can work with you to address various challenges such as conflict resolution, grief, anxiety, or just feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Let's work together to transform your relationships!
(480) 470-1709 View (480) 470-1709
Photo of Larry Dumka, PhD, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Larry Dumka
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tempe, AZ 85283
I use research based brief therapy approaches to help COUPLES, FAMILIES, and INDIVIDUALS reduce distress and achieve more satisfying lives. I specialize in working with COUPLES using methods from Integrative Couple Therapy. I first carefully assess each partner's goals and concerns, identify troublesome patterns, and set a direction for change. Couples then decide if they want to work with me further to learn skills to reduce hurtful conflict and increase emotional and sexual intimacy. I also treat couples preparing for marriage, experiencing infidelity, or adjusting to separation and divorce.
I use research based brief therapy approaches to help COUPLES, FAMILIES, and INDIVIDUALS reduce distress and achieve more satisfying lives. I specialize in working with COUPLES using methods from Integrative Couple Therapy. I first carefully assess each partner's goals and concerns, identify troublesome patterns, and set a direction for change. Couples then decide if they want to work with me further to learn skills to reduce hurtful conflict and increase emotional and sexual intimacy. I also treat couples preparing for marriage, experiencing infidelity, or adjusting to separation and divorce.
(480) 241-4910 View (480) 241-4910
Photo of Kimberly Anne Miller, S, E, P, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kimberly Anne Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, S, E, P
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is willing to try and not perfect. I feel everyone has a story to tell and I love listening to people and learning about them as well as developing a plan. I tend to pivot and figure out what each client needs not what I want to do. I am trained in most cutting edge modalities so I like to give you the chance to see and try different tools. I love doing some experiential components. I work a lot with anxiety/depression and PTSD which are often the symptoms which often unravel other things.
My ideal client is someone who is willing to try and not perfect. I feel everyone has a story to tell and I love listening to people and learning about them as well as developing a plan. I tend to pivot and figure out what each client needs not what I want to do. I am trained in most cutting edge modalities so I like to give you the chance to see and try different tools. I love doing some experiential components. I work a lot with anxiety/depression and PTSD which are often the symptoms which often unravel other things.
(520) 987-9226 View (520) 987-9226
Photo of Liz Danbury, LPC, CCTP, JD, Counselor
Liz Danbury
Counselor, LPC, CCTP, JD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282  (Online Only)
I am a trauma therapist and clinical supervisor. You do not have to live with difficult emotions. I can provide a safe and nurturing environment for you to get past your past, manage current triggers, and live your best life. I will help you navigate through all the implications of trauma including PTSD, anxiety, dissociation, depression, low self-esteem, attachment issues, guilt, hopelessness, loneliness, anger, shame, grief, career dissatisfaction, relationship issues, difficulties with boundaries, health concerns, and existential crises. I draw from a variety of modalities to meet your specific needs and goals.
I am a trauma therapist and clinical supervisor. You do not have to live with difficult emotions. I can provide a safe and nurturing environment for you to get past your past, manage current triggers, and live your best life. I will help you navigate through all the implications of trauma including PTSD, anxiety, dissociation, depression, low self-esteem, attachment issues, guilt, hopelessness, loneliness, anger, shame, grief, career dissatisfaction, relationship issues, difficulties with boundaries, health concerns, and existential crises. I draw from a variety of modalities to meet your specific needs and goals.
(928) 362-3129 x3 View (928) 362-3129 x3

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Tempe, AZ

700+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Tempe, AZ who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
76% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
72% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
76% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Tempe, AZ see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Tempe?

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.