Therapists in Casselberry, FL

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Julia Young
Counselor, MS, MA, LMHC, RPT, CCLS
Verified Verified
Casselberry, FL 32707
I have experience working in a pediatric hospital, community mental health, and private practice. I have worked extensively with chronic and complex medical experiences, grief, loss, change, and trauma as well as anxiety and depression. I offer in person and virtual sessions to help children, teens, parents, and adults navigate and process life's challenges.
I have experience working in a pediatric hospital, community mental health, and private practice. I have worked extensively with chronic and complex medical experiences, grief, loss, change, and trauma as well as anxiety and depression. I offer in person and virtual sessions to help children, teens, parents, and adults navigate and process life's challenges.
(407) 358-3783 View (407) 358-3783
Photo of Madison Bessette, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Casselberry, FL
Madison Bessette
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Casselberry, FL 32707
What are you carrying that is way too heavy? These days, it may seem like life keeps getting harder the longer you try to keep it all together. You may be struggling with overwhelming thoughts, acting in ways you know aren't "you," or maybe your anxiety is just getting the best of you. You may find yourself in a cycle of fear, pain, and guilt that is keeping you stuck. You know there is more to life than this, and you're ready to reconnect to your true self free from the mental chains caused by anxiety, stress, and overwhelm.
What are you carrying that is way too heavy? These days, it may seem like life keeps getting harder the longer you try to keep it all together. You may be struggling with overwhelming thoughts, acting in ways you know aren't "you," or maybe your anxiety is just getting the best of you. You may find yourself in a cycle of fear, pain, and guilt that is keeping you stuck. You know there is more to life than this, and you're ready to reconnect to your true self free from the mental chains caused by anxiety, stress, and overwhelm.
(321) 450-7238 View (321) 450-7238
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Kathryn Strickland
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Casselberry, FL 32707  (Online Only)
As we all can relate, sometimes the most difficult part of change is the START! My name is Katy, and I am an LGBTQAI+ affirming counselor who enjoys mixing music therapy with evidence-based therapeutic approaches to create a non-judgmental safe space to support you in reaching your goals. I specialize in working with pre-teens/teens (age 12-18), adults, families, and relationships (All relationship styles are safe and welcome! Traditional monogamy, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, LGBTQAI+, etc.)
As we all can relate, sometimes the most difficult part of change is the START! My name is Katy, and I am an LGBTQAI+ affirming counselor who enjoys mixing music therapy with evidence-based therapeutic approaches to create a non-judgmental safe space to support you in reaching your goals. I specialize in working with pre-teens/teens (age 12-18), adults, families, and relationships (All relationship styles are safe and welcome! Traditional monogamy, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Polyamory, LGBTQAI+, etc.)
(407) 543-0288 View (407) 543-0288
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Josselyn Dinnan
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Casselberry, FL 32707
Finding satisfaction in life can be a difficult journey. Whether you feel that everything is going as planned, or if things have become chaotic, it can be overwhelming to feel unbalanced. I provide a safe and caring space where we can work together to find your specific treatment plan. Whether you are battling anxiety, depression, trauma, or anything that may be putting a strain on you and your relationships, you do not have to go through it alone. Finding professional help is courageous, and I am happy to meet you wherever you may be at in your own personal journey.
Finding satisfaction in life can be a difficult journey. Whether you feel that everything is going as planned, or if things have become chaotic, it can be overwhelming to feel unbalanced. I provide a safe and caring space where we can work together to find your specific treatment plan. Whether you are battling anxiety, depression, trauma, or anything that may be putting a strain on you and your relationships, you do not have to go through it alone. Finding professional help is courageous, and I am happy to meet you wherever you may be at in your own personal journey.
(321) 334-4200 View (321) 334-4200
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Joy Bennett
MS, BCBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Casselberry, FL 32707  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Is your child exhibiting behaviors that require modification? Does it prevent your family or their peers from enjoying full and fruitful life experiences? Does your child have difficulty with dentist or doctor's appointments, appropriate community behavior or day to day activities such as dining at restaurants or local tourist attractions? With a caring and considered approach, I can provide early intervention therapy services that can alleviate those day to day stresses both for you and your child. At A Peak Pathway Behavioral Services, we believe that ABA is the building block of life.
Is your child exhibiting behaviors that require modification? Does it prevent your family or their peers from enjoying full and fruitful life experiences? Does your child have difficulty with dentist or doctor's appointments, appropriate community behavior or day to day activities such as dining at restaurants or local tourist attractions? With a caring and considered approach, I can provide early intervention therapy services that can alleviate those day to day stresses both for you and your child. At A Peak Pathway Behavioral Services, we believe that ABA is the building block of life.
(407) 305-7285 x101 View (407) 305-7285 x101
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Myra Furey
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Casselberry, FL 32707
Are you overwhelmed by the discovery of betrayal in your relationship? Did your partner have an affair? Does your spouse struggle with pornography or sexual addiction? Are you wondering if you ever really knew this person? There is hope! I specialize in betrayal trauma and can help you understand what is going on for you both physiologically and emotionally. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, reminders of the trauma, anger, feel you are on the brink of divorce, or desperate for healing and restoration, I offer individual, couple, and group therapy where you can heal and rediscover your joy, meaning, and purpose.
Are you overwhelmed by the discovery of betrayal in your relationship? Did your partner have an affair? Does your spouse struggle with pornography or sexual addiction? Are you wondering if you ever really knew this person? There is hope! I specialize in betrayal trauma and can help you understand what is going on for you both physiologically and emotionally. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, reminders of the trauma, anger, feel you are on the brink of divorce, or desperate for healing and restoration, I offer individual, couple, and group therapy where you can heal and rediscover your joy, meaning, and purpose.
(321) 730-3355 View (321) 730-3355
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Aimee LeVine Jennings
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Casselberry, FL 32707
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified SandTray Therapist with over 25 years’ experience. My passion lies in working with children, teens, adults, and families to process a variety of areas such as anxiety, depression, autism, attachment issues, caregiver issues, LGBTQ+, trauma, managing anger and more.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified SandTray Therapist with over 25 years’ experience. My passion lies in working with children, teens, adults, and families to process a variety of areas such as anxiety, depression, autism, attachment issues, caregiver issues, LGBTQ+, trauma, managing anger and more.
(407) 329-2833 View (407) 329-2833
Photo of Audra Gefter, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Casselberry, FL
Audra Gefter
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Casselberry, FL 32707
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Nationally Board Certified. I also am a Certified Autism Specialist. Most of my 15+ year career has been spent working with youth and their families through school-based therapy programs.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Nationally Board Certified. I also am a Certified Autism Specialist. Most of my 15+ year career has been spent working with youth and their families through school-based therapy programs.
(321) 616-8232 View (321) 616-8232
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Ashley Sanders Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Casselberry, FL 32707
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for you to feel heard in order to heal from past concerns and grow into your ideal self. I work with individuals of all ages, with a focus on those that belong to the LGBTQIA+ and Neurodivergent communities. I am a body-positive, non-shaming, and affirming therapist who wants to ensure you feel supported within our therapeutic relationship. Additionally, counseling for children and teens is a strength & passion of mine. I have found success connecting with youth to help them reach their personal goals while also helping the family unit heal.
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for you to feel heard in order to heal from past concerns and grow into your ideal self. I work with individuals of all ages, with a focus on those that belong to the LGBTQIA+ and Neurodivergent communities. I am a body-positive, non-shaming, and affirming therapist who wants to ensure you feel supported within our therapeutic relationship. Additionally, counseling for children and teens is a strength & passion of mine. I have found success connecting with youth to help them reach their personal goals while also helping the family unit heal.
(321) 379-5824 View (321) 379-5824
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Julie Fleet Bilsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, Q-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Casselberry, FL 32707
Anxiety and depression are treatable, it's not your fault, and your moods don't have to control you. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy you can get better and live the life you're meant to live. Anxiety, panic attacks, depression, obsessive thinking, adhd and other disorders may be experienced by themselves or in combination. Differentiating the nuances to treat appropriately and effectively takes a highly experienced and trained professional working with you. Please contact me today to schedule your appt
Anxiety and depression are treatable, it's not your fault, and your moods don't have to control you. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy you can get better and live the life you're meant to live. Anxiety, panic attacks, depression, obsessive thinking, adhd and other disorders may be experienced by themselves or in combination. Differentiating the nuances to treat appropriately and effectively takes a highly experienced and trained professional working with you. Please contact me today to schedule your appt
(407) 499-8391 View (407) 499-8391
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Tojauna Jackson Forbes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, QS
Not Verified Not Verified
Casselberry, FL 32707
ToJauna J. Forbes counseling provides a safe and objective environment where you can feel at home and be heard. Depression, anxiety, relationship problems and life transitions can sneak up out of nowhere. Sometimes the cause is obvious and other times you are left wondering what happened. Don't give up and please know that you don't have to fight this battle alone. While I can't change your past, I can help you live a better today and prepare for a brighter tomorrow. Life can get better. I can help.
ToJauna J. Forbes counseling provides a safe and objective environment where you can feel at home and be heard. Depression, anxiety, relationship problems and life transitions can sneak up out of nowhere. Sometimes the cause is obvious and other times you are left wondering what happened. Don't give up and please know that you don't have to fight this battle alone. While I can't change your past, I can help you live a better today and prepare for a brighter tomorrow. Life can get better. I can help.
(321) 316-6801 View (321) 316-6801
Photo of Deena Nathoo, Counselor in Casselberry, FL
Deena Nathoo
Counselor, LMHC, CYT-200
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Casselberry, FL 32707
First of all, I just want to honor you for taking this step to invest in yourself. Working on yourself isn't easy but you don't have to do it alone. You recognize that you aren't happy or that you might be feeling stuck in your life but that something has to change. What keeps you where you are at? We can't keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. If you are ready to do something different, I want to help support you in that. I work with clients who are open and ready to learn new tools/ways to break their own limiting beliefs, create new ones, and embody the best version of themselves.
First of all, I just want to honor you for taking this step to invest in yourself. Working on yourself isn't easy but you don't have to do it alone. You recognize that you aren't happy or that you might be feeling stuck in your life but that something has to change. What keeps you where you are at? We can't keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. If you are ready to do something different, I want to help support you in that. I work with clients who are open and ready to learn new tools/ways to break their own limiting beliefs, create new ones, and embody the best version of themselves.
(407) 442-1801 View (407) 442-1801
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Jessica N Johnson
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCTP, CChT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Casselberry, FL 32707
Life is a complex gift, it was given to us with no true guidance or direction. We go through our phases and hope for the best outcomes, often we hit a wall and become trapped trying to find our way out. In protecting oneself from the unknown, we unconsciously close and lock the door to keep ourselves safe from what lurks behind it. These are the moments that become the hardest for us to reach out and ask for the help we need.
Life is a complex gift, it was given to us with no true guidance or direction. We go through our phases and hope for the best outcomes, often we hit a wall and become trapped trying to find our way out. In protecting oneself from the unknown, we unconsciously close and lock the door to keep ourselves safe from what lurks behind it. These are the moments that become the hardest for us to reach out and ask for the help we need.
(321) 204-8647 View (321) 204-8647
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Jessica Fuoss
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Casselberry, FL 32718  (Online Only)
Feeling alone? Stuck in your own thoughts? In a spiral of depression and anxiety? Feeling like nobody understands? You are not alone! I would be honored to sit with you during your most difficult times, and help you make it through. A history of abuse, abandonment, and trauma can affect how you interact with others, and can make relationships, and dealing with stressful situations very difficult. I know it feels isolating and overwhelming all too often, but you’d be surprised how many others feel the same.
Feeling alone? Stuck in your own thoughts? In a spiral of depression and anxiety? Feeling like nobody understands? You are not alone! I would be honored to sit with you during your most difficult times, and help you make it through. A history of abuse, abandonment, and trauma can affect how you interact with others, and can make relationships, and dealing with stressful situations very difficult. I know it feels isolating and overwhelming all too often, but you’d be surprised how many others feel the same.
(407) 759-5086 View (407) 759-5086
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Brooklyn Hancock
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Casselberry, FL 32707
The world we live in is overwhelmingly unpredictable, which can lead us to not only numb our own emotions, but also hinders our capacity to communicate in healthier ways, build meaningful relationships, connect, be intentionally productive, or engage in much needed acts of self-care. Feeling the weight of one or more past traumatic or stressful experiences can easily cripple our ability to shift away from destructive behavior patterns. You may be feeling stuck– uncertain of who you are, what you want, and what you deserve, or maybe you’re caught in the spiral of believing that you don’t deserve more than what you have now.
The world we live in is overwhelmingly unpredictable, which can lead us to not only numb our own emotions, but also hinders our capacity to communicate in healthier ways, build meaningful relationships, connect, be intentionally productive, or engage in much needed acts of self-care. Feeling the weight of one or more past traumatic or stressful experiences can easily cripple our ability to shift away from destructive behavior patterns. You may be feeling stuck– uncertain of who you are, what you want, and what you deserve, or maybe you’re caught in the spiral of believing that you don’t deserve more than what you have now.
(407) 906-6167 View (407) 906-6167
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Maggie Englund
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Casselberry, FL 32707  (Online Only)
Right now more than ever we are facing increased stress and trauma as a result of situations beyond our control. Many may feel helpless, scared, or lonely in the face of current events. My goal as a therapist is to meet my clients where they are at no matter what. Whether you're at rock bottom or looking for personal growth and increased well-being I want to work collaboratively with you to establish a plan to address and meet your goals. We will work together to determine the root cause of what you're experiencing and create a clear path to finding what you are looking for.
Right now more than ever we are facing increased stress and trauma as a result of situations beyond our control. Many may feel helpless, scared, or lonely in the face of current events. My goal as a therapist is to meet my clients where they are at no matter what. Whether you're at rock bottom or looking for personal growth and increased well-being I want to work collaboratively with you to establish a plan to address and meet your goals. We will work together to determine the root cause of what you're experiencing and create a clear path to finding what you are looking for.
(321) 730-3444 View (321) 730-3444
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Rachel Moskowitz
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Casselberry, FL 32707
Many clients come to my office initially feeling upset, angry, lost, stuck, or alone. They're often frustrated because they can't seem to change how they feel by themselves. During the initial session I help my clients gain clarity and control over their situation.Through the practice of solution-focused therapy, I am able to help my clients achieve lasting results very quickly without the need to dig deep into the past. I will identify what might be causing your anxiety and we will create a plan to get you back on track.
Many clients come to my office initially feeling upset, angry, lost, stuck, or alone. They're often frustrated because they can't seem to change how they feel by themselves. During the initial session I help my clients gain clarity and control over their situation.Through the practice of solution-focused therapy, I am able to help my clients achieve lasting results very quickly without the need to dig deep into the past. I will identify what might be causing your anxiety and we will create a plan to get you back on track.
(407) 906-0565 View (407) 906-0565
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Pivotal Clarity Wellness Care, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
Casselberry, FL 32707
Hello! If you are reading this you have stepped out of your comfort zone and you are exploring who you can trust with your innermost thoughts and feelings. I would be honored to work with you along your process. I can provide you with a safe space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions so you can manifest a shift in your perspective and develop the clarity, growth, and peace you seek. I am passionate about this work. My own curative journey has led me to explore a whole-person approach: mind, body, soul. I find Mental Wellness Care to be such a vital component of our whole well-being and our overall human experience.
Hello! If you are reading this you have stepped out of your comfort zone and you are exploring who you can trust with your innermost thoughts and feelings. I would be honored to work with you along your process. I can provide you with a safe space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions so you can manifest a shift in your perspective and develop the clarity, growth, and peace you seek. I am passionate about this work. My own curative journey has led me to explore a whole-person approach: mind, body, soul. I find Mental Wellness Care to be such a vital component of our whole well-being and our overall human experience.
(786) 305-5239 View (786) 305-5239
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Bella Barajas
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Casselberry, FL 32707
I specialize in working with people who are struggling with healing from traumatic/abusive experiences, those who have a poor/disconnected relationship with themselves, and people who are having a hard time managing or decreasing anxiety. I am especially passionate about guiding people through family-of-origin trauma, perfectionism, and self-criticism. I teach my clients how to look inward for approval and validation, versus externally from others. My goal is to guide my clients to their own inner power, learn to heal themselves, and find liberation from a life lead by fear. I take a bottom-up approach, with a focus on embodiment.
I specialize in working with people who are struggling with healing from traumatic/abusive experiences, those who have a poor/disconnected relationship with themselves, and people who are having a hard time managing or decreasing anxiety. I am especially passionate about guiding people through family-of-origin trauma, perfectionism, and self-criticism. I teach my clients how to look inward for approval and validation, versus externally from others. My goal is to guide my clients to their own inner power, learn to heal themselves, and find liberation from a life lead by fear. I take a bottom-up approach, with a focus on embodiment.
(407) 214-0786 View (407) 214-0786
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Caitlin McDonald
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Casselberry, FL 32707
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and their families. I have specialized training in many expressive arts, including art therapy, play therapy, music therapy, and bibliotherapy. I have an ability to relate with children and teenagers and can use each child's unique traits and interests throughout the counseling process. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help challenge and restructure negative thought patterns in older children and teenagers. I focus on building healthy relationships and effective communication among family members. I am trained in EMDR to help process trauma in the past and present.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and their families. I have specialized training in many expressive arts, including art therapy, play therapy, music therapy, and bibliotherapy. I have an ability to relate with children and teenagers and can use each child's unique traits and interests throughout the counseling process. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help challenge and restructure negative thought patterns in older children and teenagers. I focus on building healthy relationships and effective communication among family members. I am trained in EMDR to help process trauma in the past and present.
(321) 233-9398 View (321) 233-9398

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Casselberry, FL

90+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Casselberry, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
76% Trauma and PTSD
63% Self Esteem
60% Life Transitions
57% Coping Skills
56% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Cigna and Evernorth
88% Aetna
84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Casselberry, FL see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
8% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Casselberry?

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.