Therapists in Fruit Cove, FL

Photo of Claudia Mosquera, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fruit Cove, FL
Claudia Mosquera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
Whether you're dealing with issues at work, with family, a difficult life transition, or a curveball that life has thrown your way...life can feel very overwhelming sometimes! If you're tired of feeling stuck, unsure of how you got here, and ready for a fresh start, let's chat! I specialize in working with adults suffering from stress, burnout, and anxiety to help them improve their personal and professional resilience. As a therapist, I use a collaborative and integrative approach that is centered on solution-building rather than problem-solving.
Whether you're dealing with issues at work, with family, a difficult life transition, or a curveball that life has thrown your way...life can feel very overwhelming sometimes! If you're tired of feeling stuck, unsure of how you got here, and ready for a fresh start, let's chat! I specialize in working with adults suffering from stress, burnout, and anxiety to help them improve their personal and professional resilience. As a therapist, I use a collaborative and integrative approach that is centered on solution-building rather than problem-solving.
(904) 690-0796 View (904) 690-0796
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St Johns Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
Helping your family with the following services: active military/veterans PTSD and crisis response planning, social investigations, immigration evaluations, family counseling, couples counseling, reunification counseling, co-parenting counseling. Years of experience providing mental health services to children and their families through the public school system. Years of experience providing military families with conflict resolution and crisis de-escalation.
Helping your family with the following services: active military/veterans PTSD and crisis response planning, social investigations, immigration evaluations, family counseling, couples counseling, reunification counseling, co-parenting counseling. Years of experience providing mental health services to children and their families through the public school system. Years of experience providing military families with conflict resolution and crisis de-escalation.
(904) 872-5138 View (904) 872-5138
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Melissa Bakas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in FL, GA, TN, TX, RI, IN, WA, NM and UT specializing in helping individuals navigate anxiety, stress, depression, grief/loss and life transitions. I provide individual therapy sessions online. I take a holistic approach to therapy using traditional psychotherapy techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. In 2001 I completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from Florida State University and received my license in 2004.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in FL, GA, TN, TX, RI, IN, WA, NM and UT specializing in helping individuals navigate anxiety, stress, depression, grief/loss and life transitions. I provide individual therapy sessions online. I take a holistic approach to therapy using traditional psychotherapy techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. In 2001 I completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) from Florida State University and received my license in 2004.
(904) 560-5972 View (904) 560-5972
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Brianna Kriley
Mental Health Counselor, PhD, NCC, LMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259  (Online Only)
“I just want to be happy” is an all-too-common phrase in your life. Maybe you’re feeling stuck, constantly criticizing yourself, and struggling to manage anxiety. You’re functioning in life, but it feels like you’re just going through the motions, and you’re ready for change. I specialize in working with adults who have survived childhood trauma, professionals exposed to secondary trauma, and parents striving to ‘break the cycle’ of abuse for their own children. I emphasize personal worth, freedom of choices, and individual creativity. I value my clients’ experiences and identifying messages, values, and ideals.
“I just want to be happy” is an all-too-common phrase in your life. Maybe you’re feeling stuck, constantly criticizing yourself, and struggling to manage anxiety. You’re functioning in life, but it feels like you’re just going through the motions, and you’re ready for change. I specialize in working with adults who have survived childhood trauma, professionals exposed to secondary trauma, and parents striving to ‘break the cycle’ of abuse for their own children. I emphasize personal worth, freedom of choices, and individual creativity. I value my clients’ experiences and identifying messages, values, and ideals.
(904) 831-8099 View (904) 831-8099
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Sanjeeta Khalid
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
Are you grappling with the debilitating effects of anxiety and depression, facing daily challenges in managing your emotions and navigating life's stressors? Are you in need of a compassionate ear and effective coping strategies to alleviate your symptoms and regain a sense of stability? Are your goals to find inner peace, overcome self-doubt, and reclaim your joy? Do you yearn to break free from the grip of mental illness and live a life defined by resilience, fulfillment, and meaningful connections? Your pursuit may stem from a deep-seated desire for relief and the belief that you deserve a brighter, happier future.
Are you grappling with the debilitating effects of anxiety and depression, facing daily challenges in managing your emotions and navigating life's stressors? Are you in need of a compassionate ear and effective coping strategies to alleviate your symptoms and regain a sense of stability? Are your goals to find inner peace, overcome self-doubt, and reclaim your joy? Do you yearn to break free from the grip of mental illness and live a life defined by resilience, fulfillment, and meaningful connections? Your pursuit may stem from a deep-seated desire for relief and the belief that you deserve a brighter, happier future.
(904) 560-5713 View (904) 560-5713
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Jessica Valencia
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
My ideal client is seeking a therapist who can provide trauma-informed support, help them manage their anxiety and depression, and guide them on their journey towards healing and self-empowerment. They want a therapist who can offer validation, understanding, and practical tools to navigate the complexities of their trauma and mental health challenges. Their ultimate desire is to regain a sense of control, resilience, and fulfillment in their life.
My ideal client is seeking a therapist who can provide trauma-informed support, help them manage their anxiety and depression, and guide them on their journey towards healing and self-empowerment. They want a therapist who can offer validation, understanding, and practical tools to navigate the complexities of their trauma and mental health challenges. Their ultimate desire is to regain a sense of control, resilience, and fulfillment in their life.
(561) 250-7291 View (561) 250-7291
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Theresa Brown
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
Do you want to make a change and are tired of the same old things in your life? Are you dealing with a life transition or low self-esteem? Do you want to know how to navigate new waters, build up your confidence, and care for yourself along the way? Do you want to reduce anxiety and worry to live a life of joy? You may want to get better sleep and not feel sad all the time. By acquiring coping skills and increasing self-esteem, you will live a happier life and better manage stress.
Do you want to make a change and are tired of the same old things in your life? Are you dealing with a life transition or low self-esteem? Do you want to know how to navigate new waters, build up your confidence, and care for yourself along the way? Do you want to reduce anxiety and worry to live a life of joy? You may want to get better sleep and not feel sad all the time. By acquiring coping skills and increasing self-esteem, you will live a happier life and better manage stress.
(904) 606-6737 View (904) 606-6737
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Eliza Joachim
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
Are you struggling to find your place in the world? Whether it's finding purpose, battling depression or anxiety, creating healthy boundaries, or learning healthier habits, I'm here to be your guide. I'm here to help you find your inner strength to build healthier relationships, overcome past trauma, heal your inner child, and achieve your professional and personal goals. Life transitions, traumatic experiences, and new experiences can be difficult and confusing. My heart for helping others struggling with this and those suffering from poor body image has encouraged me to pour my talents into you.
Are you struggling to find your place in the world? Whether it's finding purpose, battling depression or anxiety, creating healthy boundaries, or learning healthier habits, I'm here to be your guide. I'm here to help you find your inner strength to build healthier relationships, overcome past trauma, heal your inner child, and achieve your professional and personal goals. Life transitions, traumatic experiences, and new experiences can be difficult and confusing. My heart for helping others struggling with this and those suffering from poor body image has encouraged me to pour my talents into you.
(904) 736-6923 View (904) 736-6923
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Priscilla Carlsgaard
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
Starting therapy can feel daunting. Will my therapist understand me? How can I trust this stranger with my most vulnerable thoughts and feelings? Will this really help my anxiety/relationship/emotions/etc.? Is it worth it? First, you are not alone in these thoughts. Deciding to seek therapy and finding a therapist are big steps towards change that can be challenging. Second, I am here to walk alongside you through this process at your own pace. I believe that every thought and behavior makes sense in context. Therefore, I collaborate with you to explore and understand your personal context so we can successfully facilitate change.
Starting therapy can feel daunting. Will my therapist understand me? How can I trust this stranger with my most vulnerable thoughts and feelings? Will this really help my anxiety/relationship/emotions/etc.? Is it worth it? First, you are not alone in these thoughts. Deciding to seek therapy and finding a therapist are big steps towards change that can be challenging. Second, I am here to walk alongside you through this process at your own pace. I believe that every thought and behavior makes sense in context. Therefore, I collaborate with you to explore and understand your personal context so we can successfully facilitate change.
(904) 595-9984 View (904) 595-9984
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Nonata Calcines
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
One of my heartfelt specialties is ADHD, which is increasingly prevalent among individuals aged 5 to 18 years old. Based on evidence-based practices & my own up-growing experience with clients, I firmly believe that factors such as nutrition, environment, societal influences, & social media play significant roles in shaping individuals with ADHD symptoms, whether they have been formally diagnosed or not. Understanding how these factors impact clients' functionality and well-being, I strive to provide a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental, and compassionate space. I offer treatments tailored to my clients' needs, desires, and goals.
One of my heartfelt specialties is ADHD, which is increasingly prevalent among individuals aged 5 to 18 years old. Based on evidence-based practices & my own up-growing experience with clients, I firmly believe that factors such as nutrition, environment, societal influences, & social media play significant roles in shaping individuals with ADHD symptoms, whether they have been formally diagnosed or not. Understanding how these factors impact clients' functionality and well-being, I strive to provide a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental, and compassionate space. I offer treatments tailored to my clients' needs, desires, and goals.
(904) 901-9743 View (904) 901-9743
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Soraya Carr
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
Have you faced adversity head-on & are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing? Do you desire to reclaim control over your life and shape a future that aligns with your authentic self? Your motivation lies in a profound yearning for positive change, a commitment to breaking free from the shackles of past challenges, and a genuine belief in the transformative power of self-improvement. Together, we work towards building resilience and fostering a sense of empowerment for a brighter, more fulfilling future.
Have you faced adversity head-on & are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing? Do you desire to reclaim control over your life and shape a future that aligns with your authentic self? Your motivation lies in a profound yearning for positive change, a commitment to breaking free from the shackles of past challenges, and a genuine belief in the transformative power of self-improvement. Together, we work towards building resilience and fostering a sense of empowerment for a brighter, more fulfilling future.
(904) 785-8282 View (904) 785-8282
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Francelise Kacy-Cornwall
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
Are you seeking a more fulfilling life with specific goals such as managing anxiety attacks, improving communication with others, or overcoming past trauma? My goal is for my clients to find peace and joy, and a sense of control over their emotional well-being. Therefore, I provide my clients with a safe and non-judgmental space for validation, support, and the tools to navigate the complexities of life with greater clarity and purpose.
Are you seeking a more fulfilling life with specific goals such as managing anxiety attacks, improving communication with others, or overcoming past trauma? My goal is for my clients to find peace and joy, and a sense of control over their emotional well-being. Therefore, I provide my clients with a safe and non-judgmental space for validation, support, and the tools to navigate the complexities of life with greater clarity and purpose.
(904) 204-9400 View (904) 204-9400
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Christina Cummings
Counselor, LMHC , CMHC
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
It is important that my clients have issues that I am qualified to treat. An ideal client would be willing to explore, understand, and work through their psychological and emotional challenges. Their needs consist of a nonjudgmental space where they feel seen, heard, and understood, allowing them to express themselves freely and practical tools and coping strategies to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, or stress and to navigate challenging emotions or situations.
It is important that my clients have issues that I am qualified to treat. An ideal client would be willing to explore, understand, and work through their psychological and emotional challenges. Their needs consist of a nonjudgmental space where they feel seen, heard, and understood, allowing them to express themselves freely and practical tools and coping strategies to manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, or stress and to navigate challenging emotions or situations.
(904) 932-1183 View (904) 932-1183
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Karen Moorley
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
Are your issues impacting your functioning at home, work, school, and/or socially? An ideal client acknowledges a need for help and understands they cannot do it independently. They are ready and willing to make time in their busy schedule for therapy. They are committed and willing to do the work so that they can return to 'normal functioning.' They want to improve themselves to be better individuals and reach their full potential.
Are your issues impacting your functioning at home, work, school, and/or socially? An ideal client acknowledges a need for help and understands they cannot do it independently. They are ready and willing to make time in their busy schedule for therapy. They are committed and willing to do the work so that they can return to 'normal functioning.' They want to improve themselves to be better individuals and reach their full potential.
(904) 692-7224 View (904) 692-7224
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Didem Hacioglu
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI, MS , EdS
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
Are you navigating life's emotional rollercoaster & looking for a friendly hand to hold along the way? Are you dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-loathing and relationship challenges? Are you looking for relief from your struggles, a boost in self-worth, and stronger connections with yourself and others? You may want to break free from the past, learn positive coping strategies, cultivate healthy habits, learn acceptance, and find peace within yourself. My ideal client is someone who just wants to feel like themselves again—laughing, loving, and living life to the fullest.
Are you navigating life's emotional rollercoaster & looking for a friendly hand to hold along the way? Are you dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-loathing and relationship challenges? Are you looking for relief from your struggles, a boost in self-worth, and stronger connections with yourself and others? You may want to break free from the past, learn positive coping strategies, cultivate healthy habits, learn acceptance, and find peace within yourself. My ideal client is someone who just wants to feel like themselves again—laughing, loving, and living life to the fullest.
(904) 906-8939 View (904) 906-8939
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Aeron DeGroat
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
My ideal client may present with a variety of issues, but ultimately they are motivated to seek change and implement strategies discussed in therapy while in-between sessions. They strive to be open and vulnerable in sessions and are looking to be an active and collaborative part of their therapeutic journey. I believe that we are all experts on our own experience, and a client who is willing to provide feedback on what is working and what isn't can assist in helping them tailor the therapy experience to their individual needs.
My ideal client may present with a variety of issues, but ultimately they are motivated to seek change and implement strategies discussed in therapy while in-between sessions. They strive to be open and vulnerable in sessions and are looking to be an active and collaborative part of their therapeutic journey. I believe that we are all experts on our own experience, and a client who is willing to provide feedback on what is working and what isn't can assist in helping them tailor the therapy experience to their individual needs.
(561) 794-3438 View (561) 794-3438
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Kimberly Perez
Counselor, MS , LMHC
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
I specialize in supporting individuals facing challenges with self-worth and depression. My ideal clients often grapple with issues related to unhealthy relationships, domestic violence, sexual assault, narcissistic abuse, or childhood trauma. I am dedicated to providing empathetic guidance to help you navigate these difficulties and work towards personal growth and healing.
I specialize in supporting individuals facing challenges with self-worth and depression. My ideal clients often grapple with issues related to unhealthy relationships, domestic violence, sexual assault, narcissistic abuse, or childhood trauma. I am dedicated to providing empathetic guidance to help you navigate these difficulties and work towards personal growth and healing.
(904) 720-4080 View (904) 720-4080
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Ester Buchnik
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, RMFTI
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and exhausted? Do you feel stuck in patterns that keep repeating, allowing you not to move forward? Are you drained because of disagreements and not able to be heard? Are you interested in healing problems with your behaviors? Combat issues like self-sabotage & allow you to learn how to react and respond to individuals in your family, community, & work environments. The ideal client comes to therapy, is consistent, and is ready to do the work and heavy lifting. A person who understands how important it is to process areas in their life that are no longer healthy and need to be addressed.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and exhausted? Do you feel stuck in patterns that keep repeating, allowing you not to move forward? Are you drained because of disagreements and not able to be heard? Are you interested in healing problems with your behaviors? Combat issues like self-sabotage & allow you to learn how to react and respond to individuals in your family, community, & work environments. The ideal client comes to therapy, is consistent, and is ready to do the work and heavy lifting. A person who understands how important it is to process areas in their life that are no longer healthy and need to be addressed.
(904) 822-7509 View (904) 822-7509
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Lindsay Lauderdale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
The ideal client for me is one who enjoys learning, willing to use skills/tools outside of therapy, and be introspective to cause a shift in their life to live differently and accomplish their goals in a collaborative manner. How can I help? This statement is one of the first questions you will be asked during our first session and throughout treatment together.
The ideal client for me is one who enjoys learning, willing to use skills/tools outside of therapy, and be introspective to cause a shift in their life to live differently and accomplish their goals in a collaborative manner. How can I help? This statement is one of the first questions you will be asked during our first session and throughout treatment together.
(904) 849-6295 View (904) 849-6295
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Christina Belknap
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fruit Cove, FL 32259
My ideal client aims to engage in an active partnership to build self-awareness and take action to make a change. I will give you feedback and challenge you, which is not everyone’s cup of tea! I work best with those suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelm, trauma, or emotional flooding. Many of my clients report that our work helped them shift from survival mode to a sense of thriving. I suggest homework; your progress is based on your willingness to practice. The ideal client for my strengths is someone who wants to learn and shift by discovering tangible skills and techniques they can use in their own lives.
My ideal client aims to engage in an active partnership to build self-awareness and take action to make a change. I will give you feedback and challenge you, which is not everyone’s cup of tea! I work best with those suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelm, trauma, or emotional flooding. Many of my clients report that our work helped them shift from survival mode to a sense of thriving. I suggest homework; your progress is based on your willingness to practice. The ideal client for my strengths is someone who wants to learn and shift by discovering tangible skills and techniques they can use in their own lives.
(561) 220-0530 View (561) 220-0530

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Fruit Cove, FL

30+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Fruit Cove, FL who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
66% Relationship Issues
66% Stress
61% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
94% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
91% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Fruit Cove, FL see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fruit Cove?

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.