Therapists in Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

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Sephora Portier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm so happy you decided to be here. Do you feel as if life has lost its light? Are you struggling to meet your goals? Unsatisfied with your life and/or relationships? Do you wish things were different? If you are looking for a safe space to heal, address childhood traumas, elevate and become a better version of yourself, I encourage you to contact and book a session. Let me help you.
I'm so happy you decided to be here. Do you feel as if life has lost its light? Are you struggling to meet your goals? Unsatisfied with your life and/or relationships? Do you wish things were different? If you are looking for a safe space to heal, address childhood traumas, elevate and become a better version of yourself, I encourage you to contact and book a session. Let me help you.
(904) 774-2384 View (904) 774-2384
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Green Mountain DBT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202  (Online Only)
Do you need to learn how to cope with overwhelming emotions? Have unstable and intense relationships been stressing you out? Does life sometimes feel like it isn't worth living anymore? Have you tried individual therapy, perhaps even been psychiatrically hospitalized, and still struggle with anger, mood swings and impulsive erratic behavior? If so, learning DBT skills can help you to do more than just change your thinking. Change your life.
Do you need to learn how to cope with overwhelming emotions? Have unstable and intense relationships been stressing you out? Does life sometimes feel like it isn't worth living anymore? Have you tried individual therapy, perhaps even been psychiatrically hospitalized, and still struggle with anger, mood swings and impulsive erratic behavior? If so, learning DBT skills can help you to do more than just change your thinking. Change your life.
(904) 746-9679 View (904) 746-9679
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Chelsea Bey-Moon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202  (Online Only)
Greetings! I specialize in working with individuals who are challenged with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I have experience working with individuals and families in various practice settings. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution- Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Currently providing telehealth services to Florida residents.
Greetings! I specialize in working with individuals who are challenged with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I have experience working with individuals and families in various practice settings. I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution- Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Currently providing telehealth services to Florida residents.
(804) 375-4813 x715 View (804) 375-4813 x715
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Dr. Alfred Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Hello, friends. Are you emotionally exhausted due to chronic stress, ongoing conflicts, or unresolved trauma? Are you utterly overwhelmed after attempting to secure meaningful connections with family, friends, or loved ones? If so, you are not alone. Several children maintain the notion that "parents just don't understand." Conversely, many parents believe their children are emotionally detached from family. If this sounds like your case. . .I am extending my "virtual" hand. Let us work together to overcome issues that have long stopped you and your family from being happy, healthy, and whole.
Hello, friends. Are you emotionally exhausted due to chronic stress, ongoing conflicts, or unresolved trauma? Are you utterly overwhelmed after attempting to secure meaningful connections with family, friends, or loved ones? If so, you are not alone. Several children maintain the notion that "parents just don't understand." Conversely, many parents believe their children are emotionally detached from family. If this sounds like your case. . .I am extending my "virtual" hand. Let us work together to overcome issues that have long stopped you and your family from being happy, healthy, and whole.
(904) 447-5774 View (904) 447-5774
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Crystal Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Lcsw
Verified
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Thank you for visiting my profile ! I look forward to connecting with you ! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist with over 15 years of experience as a helping professional . In life we often face challenges that require help outside of ourselves. Problems like depression, anxiety, chronic illness, pre-marital issues, divorce, trauma, grief and many other types of problems life transitions that are sometimes difficult to overcome without professional help. My mission is to help you move through these problems to promote overall wellness, balance and contentment.
Thank you for visiting my profile ! I look forward to connecting with you ! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist with over 15 years of experience as a helping professional . In life we often face challenges that require help outside of ourselves. Problems like depression, anxiety, chronic illness, pre-marital issues, divorce, trauma, grief and many other types of problems life transitions that are sometimes difficult to overcome without professional help. My mission is to help you move through these problems to promote overall wellness, balance and contentment.
(904) 901-6962 View (904) 901-6962
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Sharon Westbrook
Counselor, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Hi. I’m Sharon Westbrook, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years of experience in helping others work through the struggles of life. I like to think of myself as a life-untangler who can help you put the puzzle pieces back together and live a more satisfying life. I am passionate about providing a comfortable environment where you can be heard, feel safe, and stay motivated to conquer any obstacle that stands in your way of success. I approach therapy with a holistic approach considering all aspects of life when discussing remedies.
Hi. I’m Sharon Westbrook, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years of experience in helping others work through the struggles of life. I like to think of myself as a life-untangler who can help you put the puzzle pieces back together and live a more satisfying life. I am passionate about providing a comfortable environment where you can be heard, feel safe, and stay motivated to conquer any obstacle that stands in your way of success. I approach therapy with a holistic approach considering all aspects of life when discussing remedies.
(904) 395-4707 View (904) 395-4707
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Shantizia (Nikki) Figgs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Congratulations on taking the first step to improving your mental health. Being vulnerable concerning the things you are struggling with and decisions you have made can be very difficult. It is important to know your past does not determine your future. I am a passionate and caring therapist who utilizes a customized, non-judgmental approach to helping clients meet their needs. I have worked with adolescent and adult clients for over 7 years. I have been able to adequately assist clients with conquering depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, communication issues, and relationship problems.
Congratulations on taking the first step to improving your mental health. Being vulnerable concerning the things you are struggling with and decisions you have made can be very difficult. It is important to know your past does not determine your future. I am a passionate and caring therapist who utilizes a customized, non-judgmental approach to helping clients meet their needs. I have worked with adolescent and adult clients for over 7 years. I have been able to adequately assist clients with conquering depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, communication issues, and relationship problems.
(850) 735-3541 View (850) 735-3541
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Griffin Harrow
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202  (Online Only)
(Now accepting certain insurance plans) My practice is dedicated to helping individuals and families reclaim their lives from OCD, anxiety, panic, and related conditions, born out of my own journey of healing. My approach is built upon the most effective treatments in the field, alongside utmost compassion and respect. I utilize Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and create individualized treatment plans for individuals and families. My priority is ensuring that my clients feel supported and validated while taking the courageous steps of changing their lives.
(Now accepting certain insurance plans) My practice is dedicated to helping individuals and families reclaim their lives from OCD, anxiety, panic, and related conditions, born out of my own journey of healing. My approach is built upon the most effective treatments in the field, alongside utmost compassion and respect. I utilize Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and create individualized treatment plans for individuals and families. My priority is ensuring that my clients feel supported and validated while taking the courageous steps of changing their lives.
(904) 906-7016 View (904) 906-7016
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Lindsey K. Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MCAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202
You’ve reached your limit. You know that something has got to change, and you're beyond ready for some relief, but deciding where to start feels like a moving target. You’ve read about attachment styles and emotional dysregulation and most of it makes sense in theory, but things aren’t actually changing. You find that you still react to stress and conflict in ways that you don’t fully understand, which often results in being misunderstood and second guessing yourself. Half the time you don't even know what your actual feelings and needs are so... um, how are you supposed to effectively communicate these things to another human?
You’ve reached your limit. You know that something has got to change, and you're beyond ready for some relief, but deciding where to start feels like a moving target. You’ve read about attachment styles and emotional dysregulation and most of it makes sense in theory, but things aren’t actually changing. You find that you still react to stress and conflict in ways that you don’t fully understand, which often results in being misunderstood and second guessing yourself. Half the time you don't even know what your actual feelings and needs are so... um, how are you supposed to effectively communicate these things to another human?
(904) 204-1679 View (904) 204-1679
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Michael C Thompson
MA, LPC
Verified
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202  (Online Only)
Empowering Your Journey to Mental Well-Being: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over ten years of experience assisting individuals and couples in navigating difficult times. I believe in the power of personal autonomy and self-determination, and my mission is to assist you in attaining optimal mental health, emotional well-being, and personal empowerment. I create a safe space in therapy for you to freely explore your thoughts and feelings, discover your strengths, and overcome any obstacles in your path.
Empowering Your Journey to Mental Well-Being: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over ten years of experience assisting individuals and couples in navigating difficult times. I believe in the power of personal autonomy and self-determination, and my mission is to assist you in attaining optimal mental health, emotional well-being, and personal empowerment. I create a safe space in therapy for you to freely explore your thoughts and feelings, discover your strengths, and overcome any obstacles in your path.
(512) 200-2256 View (512) 200-2256
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Dr. Joseph Barron
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202  (Online Only)
While there are many therapists available, not all are the same. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have completed some of the most rigorous training available and have years of experience providing care and teaching/supervising other therapists. I am passionate about helping my clients make lasting changes in their lives. I use evidence-based techniques that have been shown to work. I am rooting hard for you and care deeply about your outcomes. Free consultation and sliding scale available.
While there are many therapists available, not all are the same. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have completed some of the most rigorous training available and have years of experience providing care and teaching/supervising other therapists. I am passionate about helping my clients make lasting changes in their lives. I use evidence-based techniques that have been shown to work. I am rooting hard for you and care deeply about your outcomes. Free consultation and sliding scale available.
(210) 592-4862 View (210) 592-4862
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Amaliya Bereznyuk
Counselor, LMHC, EdS, MS, CST
Verified
6 Endorsed
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202  (Online Only)
Are you a young professional seeking help? Are you struggling with anxiety, identity, sex, or relationship concerns? Do you feel stuck and want to be more in control of your life and mental health? No one teaches you how to navigate life's ups and downs. It can make adjusting to change difficult and relationships stressful.
Are you a young professional seeking help? Are you struggling with anxiety, identity, sex, or relationship concerns? Do you feel stuck and want to be more in control of your life and mental health? No one teaches you how to navigate life's ups and downs. It can make adjusting to change difficult and relationships stressful.
(727) 334-8572 View (727) 334-8572
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Lara Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in California and Florida. Marriage and Family Therapy is a second career for me and one that I was drawn to by a deeply held conviction that people are capable of change. My passion for therapy is founded on the belief that we do not have to be bound by our wounds or fears. While these are important parts of our journey, they do not have to define who we are nor who we can become.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in California and Florida. Marriage and Family Therapy is a second career for me and one that I was drawn to by a deeply held conviction that people are capable of change. My passion for therapy is founded on the belief that we do not have to be bound by our wounds or fears. While these are important parts of our journey, they do not have to define who we are nor who we can become.
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Haven Counseling and Wellness
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, QS, CSTIP, EMDR
Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Waitlist for new clients
I have always had a desire to help others in their journey and believe that everyone has the power to heal within them. I consider the therapeutic relationship an equal partnership in helping my clients achieve their personal goals in working towards becoming their ideal self. I believe that the healing process is a collaborative one with other health professionals if beneficial.
I have always had a desire to help others in their journey and believe that everyone has the power to heal within them. I consider the therapeutic relationship an equal partnership in helping my clients achieve their personal goals in working towards becoming their ideal self. I believe that the healing process is a collaborative one with other health professionals if beneficial.
(352) 558-6663 View (352) 558-6663
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Adrianna Crouch
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202  (Online Only)
As a practicing therapist and former client, I understand how difficult it can be to move forward when you feel stuck or struggling against what seems impossible to recover from or manage. I firmly believe that each of us has the ability to meet and even surpass our expectations of what is possible for us to overcome, regardless of how dire the circumstances may seem. You are the expert on your own life and my role is to help you become a more confident expert. As a result, I work best with clients who are prepared to be active and committed to therapy in order to be more successful in their everyday lives.
As a practicing therapist and former client, I understand how difficult it can be to move forward when you feel stuck or struggling against what seems impossible to recover from or manage. I firmly believe that each of us has the ability to meet and even surpass our expectations of what is possible for us to overcome, regardless of how dire the circumstances may seem. You are the expert on your own life and my role is to help you become a more confident expert. As a result, I work best with clients who are prepared to be active and committed to therapy in order to be more successful in their everyday lives.
(410) 781-1357 View (410) 781-1357
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Melissa Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202  (Online Only)
You’re so exhausted trying to manage everything. There’s family, work and finances, romantic relationships, social life and activities, your health. Having to deal with all these different aspects of life makes you feel so stressed and overwhelmed that you can’t seem to get yourself in balance. You find yourself avoiding important tasks because you just can’t seem to make a decision or do not feel you have enough time. You’re feeling irritated and worried about things and disappointed in yourself too. Whether you are feeling alone, stuck or lost right now, I’m here to help. Things can improve.
You’re so exhausted trying to manage everything. There’s family, work and finances, romantic relationships, social life and activities, your health. Having to deal with all these different aspects of life makes you feel so stressed and overwhelmed that you can’t seem to get yourself in balance. You find yourself avoiding important tasks because you just can’t seem to make a decision or do not feel you have enough time. You’re feeling irritated and worried about things and disappointed in yourself too. Whether you are feeling alone, stuck or lost right now, I’m here to help. Things can improve.
(786) 936-2116 View (786) 936-2116
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Monica S. Tsai
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Compassionate, affordable counseling at convenient hours! Looking for someone who does more than listen passively, one who provides practical tools to actually help you move forward? Are you seeking a mental health professional who expresses genuine concern about your struggles and behaves like a real person? If so, I can help! If you're not functioning as well as you'd like-whether it's due to unresolved issues, grief or mental health concerns-I have the insight and experience to help. Enjoy customer service and quality care that is far outpacing industry standards. Don't put off feeling better! https://monica-tsai.clientsecure.me
Compassionate, affordable counseling at convenient hours! Looking for someone who does more than listen passively, one who provides practical tools to actually help you move forward? Are you seeking a mental health professional who expresses genuine concern about your struggles and behaves like a real person? If so, I can help! If you're not functioning as well as you'd like-whether it's due to unresolved issues, grief or mental health concerns-I have the insight and experience to help. Enjoy customer service and quality care that is far outpacing industry standards. Don't put off feeling better! https://monica-tsai.clientsecure.me
(904) 513-9646 View (904) 513-9646
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Angelica L Kendrick
Counselor, MS, RMHCI, CIC
Verified
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32267  (Online Only)
Do you feel burned out? Overwhelmed? Stuck? Are you in need of an accountability partner to assist with setting and achieving goals? Taking the step to seek out therapy means you are determined to take necessary steps for self-growth and development. You are not alone. I help clients using a person-centered approach to reduce depression, anxiety, stress and burnout while juggling multiple responsibilities at one time.
Do you feel burned out? Overwhelmed? Stuck? Are you in need of an accountability partner to assist with setting and achieving goals? Taking the step to seek out therapy means you are determined to take necessary steps for self-growth and development. You are not alone. I help clients using a person-centered approach to reduce depression, anxiety, stress and burnout while juggling multiple responsibilities at one time.
(904) 906-3310 View (904) 906-3310
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Cassandra J Hoffer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32267  (Online Only)
My name is Cassandra Hoffer. I am a wellness oriented, solution focused, Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in Florida. I have recently changed my practice from in person, to online through Headway. I am happy to have the privilege of working with individuals, couples, and families facing personal or relationship challenges. Over time, I have also gained considerable experience helping clients find their own most effective ways to meet the day to day challenges of substance use and recovery from addictive behaviors.
My name is Cassandra Hoffer. I am a wellness oriented, solution focused, Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in Florida. I have recently changed my practice from in person, to online through Headway. I am happy to have the privilege of working with individuals, couples, and families facing personal or relationship challenges. Over time, I have also gained considerable experience helping clients find their own most effective ways to meet the day to day challenges of substance use and recovery from addictive behaviors.
(904) 853-3362 View (904) 853-3362
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Larry M. Nichols
Counselor, D Min, MA, LMHC
Verified
Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32202
'Life is difficult.' These words are no less true today than when they were written more than 35 years ago by M. Scott Peck. As a therapist, I believe I am engaged in a special calling to come along side those who encounter this truth to offer help, comfort and encouragement. Everyone's story is different and everyone has the right to expect to be treated as the unique person they are. Life may get no less difficult, but all of us can learn to adjust and cope to make the road less challenging.
'Life is difficult.' These words are no less true today than when they were written more than 35 years ago by M. Scott Peck. As a therapist, I believe I am engaged in a special calling to come along side those who encounter this truth to offer help, comfort and encouragement. Everyone's story is different and everyone has the right to expect to be treated as the unique person they are. Life may get no less difficult, but all of us can learn to adjust and cope to make the road less challenging.
(904) 373-1248 View (904) 373-1248

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Number of Therapists in Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown Jacksonville, Jacksonville?

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.