Therapists in West Hartford, CT

Photo of Susan LeClair, LMFT, LLC, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Hartford, CT
Susan LeClair, LMFT, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06107
Are you feeling lost; confused or broken? I have 20 years experience working in crisis intervention; depression; anxiety; grief/loss; divorce; gender identity/gay orientation issues; co-parenting; relational problems; domestic violence; trauma; sexual abuse; fertility/adoption; and career/life transition issues. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I have experience working with individuals; couples and families. I am extremely ethical and am non-judgemental. If I do not feel I cannot help in your presenting issue; I will refer you to someone who could better assist you.
Are you feeling lost; confused or broken? I have 20 years experience working in crisis intervention; depression; anxiety; grief/loss; divorce; gender identity/gay orientation issues; co-parenting; relational problems; domestic violence; trauma; sexual abuse; fertility/adoption; and career/life transition issues. As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I have experience working with individuals; couples and families. I am extremely ethical and am non-judgemental. If I do not feel I cannot help in your presenting issue; I will refer you to someone who could better assist you.
(860) 956-3173 View (860) 956-3173
Photo of Chris Carson, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Hartford, CT
Chris Carson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MAR
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06107
Therapy for individuals, couples and partners. Our practice was founded on the principles of holistic psychotherapy and a key concept that pleasure is healing. With compassion and warmth, we help clients address current life challenges and long-standing issues. The decision to begin individual, couple or partner therapy can be a difficult one. By making this decision, you have made a commitment to your emotional wellbeing and to improvements in your relationship with yourself and others. We offer a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to help you determine if our services are right for you.
Therapy for individuals, couples and partners. Our practice was founded on the principles of holistic psychotherapy and a key concept that pleasure is healing. With compassion and warmth, we help clients address current life challenges and long-standing issues. The decision to begin individual, couple or partner therapy can be a difficult one. By making this decision, you have made a commitment to your emotional wellbeing and to improvements in your relationship with yourself and others. We offer a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to help you determine if our services are right for you.
(860) 390-4832 View (860) 390-4832
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Debra S Bailey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06107  (Online Only)
I believe that the single most important component of the treatment process is the therapeutic relationship. It develops over time as a product of trust in the therapist and feeling like you have been heard. It is the vehicle by which change comes about and the connection of feelings with thought gets translated into action.
I believe that the single most important component of the treatment process is the therapeutic relationship. It develops over time as a product of trust in the therapist and feeling like you have been heard. It is the vehicle by which change comes about and the connection of feelings with thought gets translated into action.
(860) 200-1614 View (860) 200-1614
Photo of Liz Anderson, LCSW,LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Hartford, CT
Liz Anderson, LCSW,LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Hartford, CT 06119
Why is it that only 41% of people with mental health needs have sought out services within the past year? Perhaps there was a lack of connection between the client and the therapist. I hope to be that warm connection to a therapist that you have been seeking. Welcome! Congratulations on taking that first step towards personal growth and transformation - let's take the next part of your journey together. I can help you tackle those issues that have been keeping you stuck, to help you to move toward clarity, just by helping you discover the internal resources that you already possess.
Why is it that only 41% of people with mental health needs have sought out services within the past year? Perhaps there was a lack of connection between the client and the therapist. I hope to be that warm connection to a therapist that you have been seeking. Welcome! Congratulations on taking that first step towards personal growth and transformation - let's take the next part of your journey together. I can help you tackle those issues that have been keeping you stuck, to help you to move toward clarity, just by helping you discover the internal resources that you already possess.
(959) 230-0886 View (959) 230-0886
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Jamie Dlugoborski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Hartford, CT 06107
Being a young adult in this world can be tricky! Whether you are in college, a new graduate, making big transitions, or simply figuring out your next moves in life, it is important to have supportive people in your corner to help you through. Navigating unique challenges, changes, and choices presented in life can be both exciting and daunting. I offer a safe, judgment free, and LGBTQIA+ friendly environment to my clients.
Being a young adult in this world can be tricky! Whether you are in college, a new graduate, making big transitions, or simply figuring out your next moves in life, it is important to have supportive people in your corner to help you through. Navigating unique challenges, changes, and choices presented in life can be both exciting and daunting. I offer a safe, judgment free, and LGBTQIA+ friendly environment to my clients.
(860) 831-3215 View (860) 831-3215
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Bonnie A Redderoth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06107
I am an experienced therapist having worked in inpatient psychiatry and private practice for the past 36 years. I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is one of the most important factors in healing. I enjoy working with individuals addressing issues of depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I also work with individuals who have long standing interpersonal issues as a result of their life experiences. My 36 years in practice has allowed me to experience almost every manner of life event. I would be honored to help you through yours.
I am an experienced therapist having worked in inpatient psychiatry and private practice for the past 36 years. I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is one of the most important factors in healing. I enjoy working with individuals addressing issues of depression, anxiety and relationship issues. I also work with individuals who have long standing interpersonal issues as a result of their life experiences. My 36 years in practice has allowed me to experience almost every manner of life event. I would be honored to help you through yours.
(860) 469-2439 x3 View (860) 469-2439 x3
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Samantha Nunes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Hartford, CT 06110
Whether you’re looking for support in better understanding yourself, navigating your healing journey, coping with your mental health, life’s transitions, trauma responses, relationships, self esteem or developing healthier coping skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals, create the future you envision for yourself, and ultimately thrive. I have a background in social work, serving diverse populations in school systems across CT and MA from pre-k all the way through higher education. I now offer therapeutic support to children, adolescents and young adults struggling with a range of social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
Whether you’re looking for support in better understanding yourself, navigating your healing journey, coping with your mental health, life’s transitions, trauma responses, relationships, self esteem or developing healthier coping skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals, create the future you envision for yourself, and ultimately thrive. I have a background in social work, serving diverse populations in school systems across CT and MA from pre-k all the way through higher education. I now offer therapeutic support to children, adolescents and young adults struggling with a range of social, emotional and behavioral challenges.
(860) 787-8577 View (860) 787-8577
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Louisa Krause
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Hartford, CT 06110  (Online Only)
Have past therapies not worked and are you back to dealing with the same patterns that cause you to feel disconnected? Using the modalities of Relational Life Therapy and the Enneagram, a typology tool, I help you deal with those parts of you that don't want to do the skills you have learned in other therapies. My approach is compassionate and honest with the intention of helping you become mindfully aware of that which keeps you stuck and frustrated in order to guide you towards improved self-awareness and a more fulfilling life of connection, understanding, and love. For more info please visit: www.relationalsolutions.net
Have past therapies not worked and are you back to dealing with the same patterns that cause you to feel disconnected? Using the modalities of Relational Life Therapy and the Enneagram, a typology tool, I help you deal with those parts of you that don't want to do the skills you have learned in other therapies. My approach is compassionate and honest with the intention of helping you become mindfully aware of that which keeps you stuck and frustrated in order to guide you towards improved self-awareness and a more fulfilling life of connection, understanding, and love. For more info please visit: www.relationalsolutions.net
(203) 779-6035 View (203) 779-6035
Photo of Meagan Leduc PsyD, Psychologist in West Hartford, CT
Meagan Leduc PsyD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06107
In my private practice, I enjoy working with clients with an array of presenting concerns, including: anxiety, depression, eating issues, relationship issues, and stress management through each of life's transitions. I have a special interest in guiding clients toward the life they envision and helping them unlock their potential to be the best version of themselves. Working together in a supportive, compassionate environment we will identify coping strategies that allow you to make positive behavioral changes in your life.
In my private practice, I enjoy working with clients with an array of presenting concerns, including: anxiety, depression, eating issues, relationship issues, and stress management through each of life's transitions. I have a special interest in guiding clients toward the life they envision and helping them unlock their potential to be the best version of themselves. Working together in a supportive, compassionate environment we will identify coping strategies that allow you to make positive behavioral changes in your life.
(860) 733-0472 View (860) 733-0472
Photo of Amy Hunter, Licensed Professional Counselor in West Hartford, CT
Amy Hunter
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Hartford, CT 06107
Offering DBT treatment both in person and virtually in Ct. and Mass. My specialization in treating developmental trauma for the past 27 years highlights my dedication to addressing the unique needs of individuals who have experienced early life adversity. This area of expertise is crucial to helping clients overcome the lasting effects of such experiences through the use of DBT. DBT treatment includes diary card mechanics, and phone coaching, I also offer DBT-PE, family therapy, psychotherapy, and supervision for LPC’s and LMHC’s.
Offering DBT treatment both in person and virtually in Ct. and Mass. My specialization in treating developmental trauma for the past 27 years highlights my dedication to addressing the unique needs of individuals who have experienced early life adversity. This area of expertise is crucial to helping clients overcome the lasting effects of such experiences through the use of DBT. DBT treatment includes diary card mechanics, and phone coaching, I also offer DBT-PE, family therapy, psychotherapy, and supervision for LPC’s and LMHC’s.
(860) 407-6022 View (860) 407-6022
Photo of Taline Elizabeth Andonian, Psychologist in West Hartford, CT
Taline Elizabeth Andonian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06119
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Andonian is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and founder of Resonance Center for Psychotherapy & Healing Arts in West Hartford, CT. Holistic Psychology and the integration of Western psychotherapy & neuroscience with Eastern healing practices are core practices at Resonance Center. As a descendent of Genocide survivors, Dr. Andonian is passionate about supporting individuals in moving toward liberation from the adverse effects of inter-generational trauma. Treatment options include innovative techniques such as Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), EMDR, Parts Work (IFS), Somatic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, & Sound Therapy.
Dr. Andonian is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and founder of Resonance Center for Psychotherapy & Healing Arts in West Hartford, CT. Holistic Psychology and the integration of Western psychotherapy & neuroscience with Eastern healing practices are core practices at Resonance Center. As a descendent of Genocide survivors, Dr. Andonian is passionate about supporting individuals in moving toward liberation from the adverse effects of inter-generational trauma. Treatment options include innovative techniques such as Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), EMDR, Parts Work (IFS), Somatic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, & Sound Therapy.
(516) 259-3824 View (516) 259-3824
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Dr. Dori L Gatter
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Hartford, CT 06119
With over 20 years of experience working with couples, business partners and relationships, Dr. Dori Gatter creates an environment of compassion and safety for your personal growth and healing. She uses cutting edge brain science and mindfulness based modalities to help you with your relationship issues and goals. Dr. Dori specializes in working with couples and business partners and offers couples retreats at our West Hartford office and Worldwide.
With over 20 years of experience working with couples, business partners and relationships, Dr. Dori Gatter creates an environment of compassion and safety for your personal growth and healing. She uses cutting edge brain science and mindfulness based modalities to help you with your relationship issues and goals. Dr. Dori specializes in working with couples and business partners and offers couples retreats at our West Hartford office and Worldwide.
(203) 212-9322 View (203) 212-9322
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Mandy Edgerton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06107  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging for children and teenagers as they learn to navigate an increasingly complicated world, define their identity and gain independence, all while trying to manage their emotional responses and fit in socially. It is equally challenging to parent our children and respond to their emotional needs in an effective way. Children, teens and their parents often face difficult hurdles as they navigate the transitions and life changes associated with child and adolescent development.
Life can be challenging for children and teenagers as they learn to navigate an increasingly complicated world, define their identity and gain independence, all while trying to manage their emotional responses and fit in socially. It is equally challenging to parent our children and respond to their emotional needs in an effective way. Children, teens and their parents often face difficult hurdles as they navigate the transitions and life changes associated with child and adolescent development.
(860) 300-3352 View (860) 300-3352
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Connor M Blais
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06110
I aim to provide a client-centered approach to each session that provides insight and growth. By doing this we can work together to identify what makes you an individual and ensure that we can construct and work to accomplish your specific treatment goals. I have experience working with a variety of populations including children ranging in ages from 6 months to 14 years old whom were experiencing, anxieties, peer relationship difficulties, ADHD, and or behavioral problems. I have also worked in crisis intervention for adult attending court mandated programs.
I aim to provide a client-centered approach to each session that provides insight and growth. By doing this we can work together to identify what makes you an individual and ensure that we can construct and work to accomplish your specific treatment goals. I have experience working with a variety of populations including children ranging in ages from 6 months to 14 years old whom were experiencing, anxieties, peer relationship difficulties, ADHD, and or behavioral problems. I have also worked in crisis intervention for adult attending court mandated programs.
(860) 791-4795 View (860) 791-4795
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Colleen S DiBella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Hartford, CT 06107
Sometimes when life throws us a curve ball, or when we are dealing with a more chronic, ongoing challenge, talking to a therapist can help us see our inner strengths and abilities which can help us successfully navigate through these challenging times. A good therapeutic relationship, one that allows us to be fully ourselves while recognizing our unique potential, creates the optimal conditions for healing. I provide a place where you can feel safe to explore your most difficult feelings, to resolve grief and loss, heal childhood wounds, improve communication, increase self-esteem and develop more satisfying relationships.
Sometimes when life throws us a curve ball, or when we are dealing with a more chronic, ongoing challenge, talking to a therapist can help us see our inner strengths and abilities which can help us successfully navigate through these challenging times. A good therapeutic relationship, one that allows us to be fully ourselves while recognizing our unique potential, creates the optimal conditions for healing. I provide a place where you can feel safe to explore your most difficult feelings, to resolve grief and loss, heal childhood wounds, improve communication, increase self-esteem and develop more satisfying relationships.
(860) 497-4324 View (860) 497-4324
Photo of Purvi Shah Vanderploeg, Psychologist in West Hartford, CT
Purvi Shah Vanderploeg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06107
Welcome! You are destined to have a thriving life and if that is not what you are living right now, I can help! I partner with clients who are interested in growing and facing the barriers that get in the way of their health. Maybe you are struggling with depression or anxiety. Maybe you are living with a chronic disease that has changed how you live. Maybe you have some habits that are taking away from your health. I will work with you to gain an understanding and acceptance of what is going on, so we can then take action and move towards THRIVING!
Welcome! You are destined to have a thriving life and if that is not what you are living right now, I can help! I partner with clients who are interested in growing and facing the barriers that get in the way of their health. Maybe you are struggling with depression or anxiety. Maybe you are living with a chronic disease that has changed how you live. Maybe you have some habits that are taking away from your health. I will work with you to gain an understanding and acceptance of what is going on, so we can then take action and move towards THRIVING!
(860) 333-6892 View (860) 333-6892
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Ellery Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LLC
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06117
Let's work together to investigate how your feelings, thoughts and beliefs are shaping your current experience. From that place the goal will become to change that which you decide is no longer serving you. I have enjoyed working with individuals from a variety of life circumstances presenting with many different issues and symptoms. My approach is active and engaged while also allowing space for silence and reflection.
Let's work together to investigate how your feelings, thoughts and beliefs are shaping your current experience. From that place the goal will become to change that which you decide is no longer serving you. I have enjoyed working with individuals from a variety of life circumstances presenting with many different issues and symptoms. My approach is active and engaged while also allowing space for silence and reflection.
(860) 288-4470 View (860) 288-4470
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Dr. Daniel Fabian
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06117
What grows in a garden is largely based on what the gardener plants and gives attention to. When we are able to be fully present with our mind and body and bring warmth to our inner garden, we begin to notice a healthy blossoming. My intention in therapy is to help your child bring greater awareness to their personal garden and observe it with greater clarity, so they can feel empowered as the gardener and give attention to the aspects of themselves they wish to see grow.
What grows in a garden is largely based on what the gardener plants and gives attention to. When we are able to be fully present with our mind and body and bring warmth to our inner garden, we begin to notice a healthy blossoming. My intention in therapy is to help your child bring greater awareness to their personal garden and observe it with greater clarity, so they can feel empowered as the gardener and give attention to the aspects of themselves they wish to see grow.
(860) 932-3955 View (860) 932-3955
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Kathleen Zecchin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06117
As a holistic psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience, I have had the privilege of supporting my clients through a variety of difficult life experiences. Integrating my own personal struggles and shame has opened me to become a more compassionate, nonjudgmental therapist. My warmth and humor help to create a safe environment that allows my clients to transform difficult emotions such as grief, rage ,despair,fear, and shame and open to more happiness, fulfillment and peace in their lives.
As a holistic psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience, I have had the privilege of supporting my clients through a variety of difficult life experiences. Integrating my own personal struggles and shame has opened me to become a more compassionate, nonjudgmental therapist. My warmth and humor help to create a safe environment that allows my clients to transform difficult emotions such as grief, rage ,despair,fear, and shame and open to more happiness, fulfillment and peace in their lives.
(860) 879-0245 View (860) 879-0245
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Andrea Bayley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Hartford, CT 06107  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Andrea and I'm a psychotherapist who specializes in helping individuals struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, borderline personality disorder, and other painful, emotional experiences. My treatment approach focuses on building the therapeutic relationship, understanding my client's goals and working with the client to identify barriers that prevent them from achieving their goals. Together, we create an individualized plan for overcoming those barriers using supportive/insight-oriented psychotherapy, education, and skill building.
Hi! My name is Andrea and I'm a psychotherapist who specializes in helping individuals struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, borderline personality disorder, and other painful, emotional experiences. My treatment approach focuses on building the therapeutic relationship, understanding my client's goals and working with the client to identify barriers that prevent them from achieving their goals. Together, we create an individualized plan for overcoming those barriers using supportive/insight-oriented psychotherapy, education, and skill building.
(860) 854-8179 View (860) 854-8179

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Number of Therapists in West Hartford, CT

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in West Hartford, CT who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in West Hartford, CT see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in West Hartford?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.