Therapists in Hillsboro Beach, FL

Photo of Tricia Walsh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hillsboro Beach, FL
Tricia Walsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing challenges that are interfering with your emotional health and wellbeing? Do you feel your past experiences are affecting your ability to reach your full potential? Do you need a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings and engage in self exploration? I am a licensed psychotherapist who believes the most important catalyst for change is the relationship between therapist and client. My goal is to partner with you to reach your desired goals in a therapeutic environment. We will take the necessary steps together to foster positive change while creating individual strategies for self-empowerment.
Are you experiencing challenges that are interfering with your emotional health and wellbeing? Do you feel your past experiences are affecting your ability to reach your full potential? Do you need a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings and engage in self exploration? I am a licensed psychotherapist who believes the most important catalyst for change is the relationship between therapist and client. My goal is to partner with you to reach your desired goals in a therapeutic environment. We will take the necessary steps together to foster positive change while creating individual strategies for self-empowerment.
(954) 287-4778 View (954) 287-4778
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Fort Lauderdale Psychology Group
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MPS, CCF
Verified
Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062
Welcome to my practice! Are you ready for a proactive approach to your therapy? Are you tired of doctors telling you what to do without explanation? If so, you've found the right psychologist. I learn what my clients' goals are versus telling them what I want them to do. We develop a treatment plan together customized to your individual needs. I provide virtual sessions (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype) AND face to face in my Ft. Lauderdale office. Whatever is more comfortable and/or convenient for you suits me. Due to COVID-19, my office is sanitized regularly and antibacterial wipes and spray are available for clients.
Welcome to my practice! Are you ready for a proactive approach to your therapy? Are you tired of doctors telling you what to do without explanation? If so, you've found the right psychologist. I learn what my clients' goals are versus telling them what I want them to do. We develop a treatment plan together customized to your individual needs. I provide virtual sessions (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype) AND face to face in my Ft. Lauderdale office. Whatever is more comfortable and/or convenient for you suits me. Due to COVID-19, my office is sanitized regularly and antibacterial wipes and spray are available for clients.
(754) 219-5266 View (754) 219-5266
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Gina Arnold
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP
Verified
Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062  (Online Only)
My aim is to help you identify unresolved issues so that you can begin to heal. We will work together to increase your recovery journey by reducing anxiety/depression and also by completing assignments along the way so that you can meet your goals.
My aim is to help you identify unresolved issues so that you can begin to heal. We will work together to increase your recovery journey by reducing anxiety/depression and also by completing assignments along the way so that you can meet your goals.
(954) 280-4878 View (954) 280-4878
Photo of Deborah Richelieu, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hillsboro Beach, FL
Deborah Richelieu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062
Are you tired of having the same argument with your partner again and again? Are you having issues communicating your needs and wants in your relationship? Are you in need of an experienced licensed couples and marriage therapist? I am most passionate about working with engaged or newly married couples who are adjusting to life as two individuals become a new couple and family system. I reference Gottman couples theory in sessions. I am a SYMBIS certified pre-marital counselor. As an experienced Christian counselor who helps clients bridge faith in therapy sessions, I believe in helping couples strengthen the marriage relationship.
Are you tired of having the same argument with your partner again and again? Are you having issues communicating your needs and wants in your relationship? Are you in need of an experienced licensed couples and marriage therapist? I am most passionate about working with engaged or newly married couples who are adjusting to life as two individuals become a new couple and family system. I reference Gottman couples theory in sessions. I am a SYMBIS certified pre-marital counselor. As an experienced Christian counselor who helps clients bridge faith in therapy sessions, I believe in helping couples strengthen the marriage relationship.
(954) 838-5591 View (954) 838-5591
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BetterDays Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, LSW, EMDR-T
Verified
Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or lost in the chaos of young adulthood? Our specialized psychotherapy practice is here to help. Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space for young adults to explore their emotions, navigate life transitions, and develop coping strategies.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or lost in the chaos of young adulthood? Our specialized psychotherapy practice is here to help. Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space for young adults to explore their emotions, navigate life transitions, and develop coping strategies.
(954) 932-8981 View (954) 932-8981

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Photo of Andrea Ciaravino, Counselor in Hillsboro Beach, FL
Andrea Ciaravino
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308  (Online Only)
I am so grateful that you are here and made it to this first step. Have the events, losses, stress, demands and relationships in life led you down a path where your light has dimmed? Do you no longer recognize yourself because you have put your own needs aside to be a strength for others? I provide a warm, empathetic and healing relationship where you feel comfortable to explore your journey to achieving greater emotional wellness. Above all else, we are human beings and can naturally relate to each other when provided with the safe space to do so.
I am so grateful that you are here and made it to this first step. Have the events, losses, stress, demands and relationships in life led you down a path where your light has dimmed? Do you no longer recognize yourself because you have put your own needs aside to be a strength for others? I provide a warm, empathetic and healing relationship where you feel comfortable to explore your journey to achieving greater emotional wellness. Above all else, we are human beings and can naturally relate to each other when provided with the safe space to do so.
(305) 614-9660 View (305) 614-9660
Photo of Samantha D Toney, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hillsboro Beach, FL
Samantha D Toney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Pompano Beach, FL 33062  (Online Only)
You’re constantly overwhelmed with a million tasks on your to- do list. A list littered with everyone else’s priorities, and if your passions make the cut they are always tucked in neatly at the very bottom of the list. You tell your friends and family of your dreams with enthusiasm, but each day you wake to the same life you’ve had for years. The life that has you wasting away the week wishing for the weekend and spending your Sundays anxiously dreading Monday.
You’re constantly overwhelmed with a million tasks on your to- do list. A list littered with everyone else’s priorities, and if your passions make the cut they are always tucked in neatly at the very bottom of the list. You tell your friends and family of your dreams with enthusiasm, but each day you wake to the same life you’ve had for years. The life that has you wasting away the week wishing for the weekend and spending your Sundays anxiously dreading Monday.
(954) 504-9664 View (954) 504-9664
Photo of Brenda Zalka, Counselor in Hillsboro Beach, FL
Brenda Zalka
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Pompano Beach, FL 33062  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 29 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I am also a Registered Nurse. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, eating disorders, career challenges, and medical issues, for both patient and caregiver. I have also written a children’s book series on mental health called “Biz & Ben and Summer too.” My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 29 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I am also a Registered Nurse. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, eating disorders, career challenges, and medical issues, for both patient and caregiver. I have also written a children’s book series on mental health called “Biz & Ben and Summer too.” My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
(954) 280-4144 View (954) 280-4144
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Ronda R Jordan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Pompano Beach, FL 33060  (Online Only)
My therapy approach is collaborative, client-centered, trauma informed, and prioritizes the therapeutic relationship. Clients are typically motivated; We work together for change withinternal and/or external events that increase anxiety/fears, stress, panic, and interfere with sleep, relationships, goals, and self care. Clients often want to understand what is happening and why. Additionally, we work to explore practical tools and coping strategies. We also examine ways to process losses and integrate these experiences that continue impact their lives.
My therapy approach is collaborative, client-centered, trauma informed, and prioritizes the therapeutic relationship. Clients are typically motivated; We work together for change withinternal and/or external events that increase anxiety/fears, stress, panic, and interfere with sleep, relationships, goals, and self care. Clients often want to understand what is happening and why. Additionally, we work to explore practical tools and coping strategies. We also examine ways to process losses and integrate these experiences that continue impact their lives.
(239) 695-7733 View (239) 695-7733
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Leo Balseiro
Counselor, MS, LMHC-S, NCC
Verified
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Do you see yourself having a difficult time following through with personal goals? Has your world becoming a noisy and difficult place to stand up to? Do you feel so lost that you lost sense of who you are? In this safe space, clients are given opportunities to feel heard, and process deep thoughts and feelings about deep personal issues. Clients are challenged to take on fresh perspectives, and are empowered to make the lifestyle changes in order to realize the outcomes they set their sights on. My practice exists because, sometimes, life throws problems at us that are not designed to be dealt with by one person alone.
Do you see yourself having a difficult time following through with personal goals? Has your world becoming a noisy and difficult place to stand up to? Do you feel so lost that you lost sense of who you are? In this safe space, clients are given opportunities to feel heard, and process deep thoughts and feelings about deep personal issues. Clients are challenged to take on fresh perspectives, and are empowered to make the lifestyle changes in order to realize the outcomes they set their sights on. My practice exists because, sometimes, life throws problems at us that are not designed to be dealt with by one person alone.
(754) 220-5396 View (754) 220-5396
Photo of Miriam Letty Cardozo, Counselor in Hillsboro Beach, FL
Miriam Letty Cardozo
Counselor, MS, LMHC, QS, CTP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Coral Springs, FL 33077
Letty is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with ample experience in marriages, youth, families, and addictions therapy.Individual therapy is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change. We follow the Gottman Method, an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment. Qualified Supervisor
Letty is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with ample experience in marriages, youth, families, and addictions therapy.Individual therapy is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change. We follow the Gottman Method, an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment. Qualified Supervisor
(754) 212-8854 View (754) 212-8854
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Lisa Sharf, ARNP, CS, P.A.
MSN, APRN, CNS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308  (Online Only)
TELE-THERAPY FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME! Depression, anxiety, mood swings, and stress are some of the symptoms that can be the most troublesome. I will provide you with a complete evaluation, lab work if needed, and together we can decide your course of treatment. I believe that no one should ever suffer alone. Your symptoms can be treated effectively with psychotherapy and medications if you desire. Healing is a process, your questions will be answered, and solutions will be found.
TELE-THERAPY FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME! Depression, anxiety, mood swings, and stress are some of the symptoms that can be the most troublesome. I will provide you with a complete evaluation, lab work if needed, and together we can decide your course of treatment. I believe that no one should ever suffer alone. Your symptoms can be treated effectively with psychotherapy and medications if you desire. Healing is a process, your questions will be answered, and solutions will be found.
(786) 471-2423 View (786) 471-2423
Photo of Valerie Jean Elsbree, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Hillsboro Beach, FL
Valerie Jean Elsbree
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CAP, PA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Professional, I have 30+ years of experience in the therapy field, providing therapy to adults and adolescents through individual, couples, family and group modalities. My culturally diverse Counseling Center provides therapeutic services to men, women and adolescents from all walks of life. One goals during the therapy process is to provide a confidential, safe and nurturing environment so my clients feel comfortable exploring areas of their lives that may be blocking them from living life to their full potential and/or is causing them emotional, mental, physical,spiritual social, or sexual pain or distress.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addictions Professional, I have 30+ years of experience in the therapy field, providing therapy to adults and adolescents through individual, couples, family and group modalities. My culturally diverse Counseling Center provides therapeutic services to men, women and adolescents from all walks of life. One goals during the therapy process is to provide a confidential, safe and nurturing environment so my clients feel comfortable exploring areas of their lives that may be blocking them from living life to their full potential and/or is causing them emotional, mental, physical,spiritual social, or sexual pain or distress.
(954) 399-7912 View (954) 399-7912
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Jessie T
MEd, EdS
Pompano Beach, FL 33062  (Online Only)
Hi there! I am a High Performance Coach who helps people ditch limiting beliefs & negative patterns so they can fully embody their potential & bring their biggest visions to life. In short, I'll help you reach your goals and move through any roadblocks along the way. There are three steps to creating lasting change: 1. Self Awareness, 2. Acceptance, 3. Aligned Action. Most methodologies create change by moving straight from awareness to change on a behavioral level. But this is missing the most powerful step: acceptance. Once we fully accept every part of ourselves, only then can we execute change externally & more powerfully.
Hi there! I am a High Performance Coach who helps people ditch limiting beliefs & negative patterns so they can fully embody their potential & bring their biggest visions to life. In short, I'll help you reach your goals and move through any roadblocks along the way. There are three steps to creating lasting change: 1. Self Awareness, 2. Acceptance, 3. Aligned Action. Most methodologies create change by moving straight from awareness to change on a behavioral level. But this is missing the most powerful step: acceptance. Once we fully accept every part of ourselves, only then can we execute change externally & more powerfully.
(413) 300-6019 View (413) 300-6019
Photo of April Eldemire, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hillsboro Beach, FL
April Eldemire
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
When relationship problems occur, couples can easily hit a roadblock. Through therapy, couples quickly learn that they most likely have a communication issue rather than a fundamental flaw of the relationship. Couples therapy works on healing and improving how you communicate. Your relationship can be strengthened and the bond of your friendship restored through couples counseling. If you're struggling in your relationship, seek help early on to avoid a build-up of resentment and disconnect. It's best to be proactive with issues that arise.
When relationship problems occur, couples can easily hit a roadblock. Through therapy, couples quickly learn that they most likely have a communication issue rather than a fundamental flaw of the relationship. Couples therapy works on healing and improving how you communicate. Your relationship can be strengthened and the bond of your friendship restored through couples counseling. If you're struggling in your relationship, seek help early on to avoid a build-up of resentment and disconnect. It's best to be proactive with issues that arise.
(954) 651-9819 View (954) 651-9819
Photo of Jennifer Jacobson, Psychologist in Hillsboro Beach, FL
Jennifer Jacobson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Pompano Beach, FL 33060  (Online Only)
Relationships can be difficult and life circumstances can be hard too. I’m here to help navigate your journey with you! I’m a modern Licensed Clinical Psychologist who values trust, authenticity, and genuine connection. I have experience working with adults on relationship and interpersonal issues, family dynamics, self-esteem and self-confidence, life transition/s and adjustment, identity exploration, work/life balance, coping skills, anxiety, and depression.
Relationships can be difficult and life circumstances can be hard too. I’m here to help navigate your journey with you! I’m a modern Licensed Clinical Psychologist who values trust, authenticity, and genuine connection. I have experience working with adults on relationship and interpersonal issues, family dynamics, self-esteem and self-confidence, life transition/s and adjustment, identity exploration, work/life balance, coping skills, anxiety, and depression.
(954) 751-3707 View (954) 751-3707
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Kelsey Railsback
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is genuinely committed to their personal growth and well-being. Their issues may vary, ranging from relationship challenges and family conflicts to anxiety, depression, or trauma. What unites them is their desire for positive change, self-discovery, and the pursuit of a happier, healthier life. Their needs are multifaceted. They require a safe and non-judgmental space to explore their thoughts and emotions. They seek guidance and support in navigating life's challenges. They want to improve their relationships and gain a deeper understanding of themselves.
My ideal client is someone who is genuinely committed to their personal growth and well-being. Their issues may vary, ranging from relationship challenges and family conflicts to anxiety, depression, or trauma. What unites them is their desire for positive change, self-discovery, and the pursuit of a happier, healthier life. Their needs are multifaceted. They require a safe and non-judgmental space to explore their thoughts and emotions. They seek guidance and support in navigating life's challenges. They want to improve their relationships and gain a deeper understanding of themselves.
(646) 389-1106 View (646) 389-1106
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Beach Stone Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Pompano Beach, FL 33062  (Online Only)
What I love most about being a therapist is seeing the progression of change that occurs in my client within the first few weeks. I am passionate about therapy and the local community I serve. The culture that Beach Stone Counseling is centered around is BE SEEN, BE HEARD & BE VALUED. Come makes some changes today at Beach Stone Counseling.
What I love most about being a therapist is seeing the progression of change that occurs in my client within the first few weeks. I am passionate about therapy and the local community I serve. The culture that Beach Stone Counseling is centered around is BE SEEN, BE HEARD & BE VALUED. Come makes some changes today at Beach Stone Counseling.
(754) 212-8552 View (754) 212-8552
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Paragon Therapeutic Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pompano Beach, FL 33060  (Online Only)
I offer virtual therapy specializing in stress, trauma, grief, anxiety, and PTSD. Stress, pain, fear, and confusion are alarm clocks that beg to be heard and answered. Therapy is one way to turn down the noise and listen to our inner voice. We can't always control what is outside of us, but we do have the agency to engage self-mastery that guides that inner voice toward wisdom that heals and integrates the pieces we may have lost along the way.
I offer virtual therapy specializing in stress, trauma, grief, anxiety, and PTSD. Stress, pain, fear, and confusion are alarm clocks that beg to be heard and answered. Therapy is one way to turn down the noise and listen to our inner voice. We can't always control what is outside of us, but we do have the agency to engage self-mastery that guides that inner voice toward wisdom that heals and integrates the pieces we may have lost along the way.
(954) 210-5313 View (954) 210-5313
Photo of Ingrid Jones, Counselor in Hillsboro Beach, FL
Ingrid Jones
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you focus on the here and now and on creating a positive future. I am the founder of the Center for Change and Growth, LLC and my vision is to provide a safe place where people can open up and be honest - really be themselves.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you focus on the here and now and on creating a positive future. I am the founder of the Center for Change and Growth, LLC and my vision is to provide a safe place where people can open up and be honest - really be themselves.
(954) 621-1206 View (954) 621-1206

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Hillsboro Beach, FL

< 10

Therapists in Hillsboro Beach, FL who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
67% Coping Skills
67% Self Esteem
50% Relationship Issues
50% Grief
50% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Cigna and Evernorth
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Other

How Therapists in Hillsboro Beach, FL see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hillsboro Beach?

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.