Therapists in Parker Street, Lakeland, FL

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Antionette Pollard w/Piece Of Zen
Counselor, LMHC, RYT-200
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33801  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking the first step towards reducing stress in your life! I specialize in assisting humans manage stress. Together we will identify which 4 areas of life creates stress symptoms like: racing thoughts, shutting down, irritability, loss of interest in activities, mental exhaustion or burnout. Utilizing my services will provide positive changes in your life, but It Won't happen overnight. My therapy approaches are a combination of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Yoga. The treatment approach is tailored to meet the specific needs of each client allowing room for healing & growth.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards reducing stress in your life! I specialize in assisting humans manage stress. Together we will identify which 4 areas of life creates stress symptoms like: racing thoughts, shutting down, irritability, loss of interest in activities, mental exhaustion or burnout. Utilizing my services will provide positive changes in your life, but It Won't happen overnight. My therapy approaches are a combination of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Yoga. The treatment approach is tailored to meet the specific needs of each client allowing room for healing & growth.
(863) 657-0758 View (863) 657-0758
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Julianne Shabetai
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33805
Hi there! I'm Julianne, I love helping kids, teens, and young adults work through anxiety, depression, and life stressors better so they can thrive in young adulthood. I decided to become a counselor to help young people navigate through life easier. I understand how hard it can be to want to find a reliable support system but don't know where to turn. That's why I chose to dedicate my life to create a safe space for young people to do just that. My focus is on using a whole-person approach to managing anxiety, tackling depression, and move through life stressors better.
Hi there! I'm Julianne, I love helping kids, teens, and young adults work through anxiety, depression, and life stressors better so they can thrive in young adulthood. I decided to become a counselor to help young people navigate through life easier. I understand how hard it can be to want to find a reliable support system but don't know where to turn. That's why I chose to dedicate my life to create a safe space for young people to do just that. My focus is on using a whole-person approach to managing anxiety, tackling depression, and move through life stressors better.
(863) 208-5184 View (863) 208-5184
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Kayla Renaud
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
Are you ready to embark on a voyage to awaken your true self and reach your full potential? Voyage Counseling is ready to help you navigate big changes in your life as a trusted member of your crew. Voyage Counseling knows that you have the vision of the route you want to take in life, and is here to help support you with tools and knowledge to help you reach your goals. Kayla Renaud (she/her) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida with an office for private practice in the heart of Downtown Lakeland. Kayla is also happy to see clients throughout Florida, via TeleHealth.
Are you ready to embark on a voyage to awaken your true self and reach your full potential? Voyage Counseling is ready to help you navigate big changes in your life as a trusted member of your crew. Voyage Counseling knows that you have the vision of the route you want to take in life, and is here to help support you with tools and knowledge to help you reach your goals. Kayla Renaud (she/her) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Florida with an office for private practice in the heart of Downtown Lakeland. Kayla is also happy to see clients throughout Florida, via TeleHealth.
(863) 265-4256 View (863) 265-4256
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Crystin Nichols
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, RMFTI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
My ideal clients value relationships and seek to improve them, whether as couples facing communication problems, conflicts, or infidelity, or as individuals struggling with self-esteem, sexual concerns, or emotional wounds. They need a safe space for open communication, skill development, and healing. Their goals include rebuilding trust, enhancing intimacy, fostering loving partnerships, improving communication, and achieving personal growth. They want to honor their self and each other. They understand the value of professional guidance for more fulfilling and harmonious relationships.
My ideal clients value relationships and seek to improve them, whether as couples facing communication problems, conflicts, or infidelity, or as individuals struggling with self-esteem, sexual concerns, or emotional wounds. They need a safe space for open communication, skill development, and healing. Their goals include rebuilding trust, enhancing intimacy, fostering loving partnerships, improving communication, and achieving personal growth. They want to honor their self and each other. They understand the value of professional guidance for more fulfilling and harmonious relationships.
(813) 492-2058 View (813) 492-2058
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Norma Jo Vaillette
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
Waitlist for new clients
Hi. My personal therapy style is to use all of my life learning and apply it to help you achieve your goals for feeling better. Many of my clients are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship conflict and behavior issues. I have training in substance abuse, hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique (an energy psychology technique), plus those therapy staples of Cognitive Behavioral Technique, Behavior Modification and relaxation training. I started in Music Therapy. I see children, teens, couples, families and individuals. I will be expanding to incorporate the Bonny Method of GIM which is trance work for healing.
Hi. My personal therapy style is to use all of my life learning and apply it to help you achieve your goals for feeling better. Many of my clients are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship conflict and behavior issues. I have training in substance abuse, hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique (an energy psychology technique), plus those therapy staples of Cognitive Behavioral Technique, Behavior Modification and relaxation training. I started in Music Therapy. I see children, teens, couples, families and individuals. I will be expanding to incorporate the Bonny Method of GIM which is trance work for healing.
(863) 578-5235 View (863) 578-5235
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Michael Trabulsy
Counselor, LMHC, AACH, NLP, RRT
Verified Verified
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
I have been fortunate to have the majority of my referrals come through friends or family of prior clients. The passion I felt when entering the field of counseling 20 years ago, seems even greater today. More individuals and couples are genuinely motivated to seek deeper levels of understanding and self-awareness. Most behavior and thought patterns are learned early in our development. Many suffer due to repeated behavior and choices, involving friends, family, and relationships. Change in the choices we make, often results in positively altering the way we feel, perceive, and live life. Authentic change begins within oneself.
I have been fortunate to have the majority of my referrals come through friends or family of prior clients. The passion I felt when entering the field of counseling 20 years ago, seems even greater today. More individuals and couples are genuinely motivated to seek deeper levels of understanding and self-awareness. Most behavior and thought patterns are learned early in our development. Many suffer due to repeated behavior and choices, involving friends, family, and relationships. Change in the choices we make, often results in positively altering the way we feel, perceive, and live life. Authentic change begins within oneself.
(863) 880-2030 View (863) 880-2030
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Victoria J Hunt
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
There comes a time when problems may arise in your life whether it is your home, job, school an everyday circumstance and you need to talk to someone who has a listening ear and a compassionate heart.
There comes a time when problems may arise in your life whether it is your home, job, school an everyday circumstance and you need to talk to someone who has a listening ear and a compassionate heart.
(863) 663-2567 View (863) 663-2567
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Catherine M Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
Couples! How did things get this bad? There was a time when you both could talk about anything. You connected so profoundly that the thought of having trouble communicating was laughable. But things have changed, and you're at an impasse. Now, every attempt at communication about what matters most leads to useless fighting or icy silences. When you’re together, you still feel desperately alone. You don’t recognize the person your partner has become. Even worse, you don’t like who this relationship has made you become. You aren’t ready to give up, but you know that things can't continue like this. You’re ready for help.
Couples! How did things get this bad? There was a time when you both could talk about anything. You connected so profoundly that the thought of having trouble communicating was laughable. But things have changed, and you're at an impasse. Now, every attempt at communication about what matters most leads to useless fighting or icy silences. When you’re together, you still feel desperately alone. You don’t recognize the person your partner has become. Even worse, you don’t like who this relationship has made you become. You aren’t ready to give up, but you know that things can't continue like this. You’re ready for help.
(813) 212-2185 View (813) 212-2185
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Ruthie A Kimmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33815
Weekend and Evening Appointments Available. Feeling overwhelmed or undefeated in your current situation? Is the backpack on your back overflowing? Let me provide you a safe place, where you can unwind and talk about your fears, heartaches, and stressors. Sitting on my couch, things will become uncomfortable, because change does not happen without discomfort. It does not matter what stage you are in, in your life (children, teens, adults or seniors) your feelings are important, and I want to help you understand how your life experiences have shaped the behaviors and feelings you're struggling with today.
Weekend and Evening Appointments Available. Feeling overwhelmed or undefeated in your current situation? Is the backpack on your back overflowing? Let me provide you a safe place, where you can unwind and talk about your fears, heartaches, and stressors. Sitting on my couch, things will become uncomfortable, because change does not happen without discomfort. It does not matter what stage you are in, in your life (children, teens, adults or seniors) your feelings are important, and I want to help you understand how your life experiences have shaped the behaviors and feelings you're struggling with today.
(863) 225-4558 View (863) 225-4558
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Juan Mendez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33815
Hello, I'm Juan, and I look forward to being your partner as you journey towards health. Do you feel unheard or misunderstood in your relationships? Are your attempts to influence change at home creating further frustration and sadness? I help build confidence in individuals seeking to find their voice and utilize exploration and skill building to assist you in developing your identity and self-worth. Whether you are looking to find the courage to open up to your loved ones or the confidence to advocate for yourself at work you deserve to find peace in your words and know that you have done your part in building those connections.
Hello, I'm Juan, and I look forward to being your partner as you journey towards health. Do you feel unheard or misunderstood in your relationships? Are your attempts to influence change at home creating further frustration and sadness? I help build confidence in individuals seeking to find their voice and utilize exploration and skill building to assist you in developing your identity and self-worth. Whether you are looking to find the courage to open up to your loved ones or the confidence to advocate for yourself at work you deserve to find peace in your words and know that you have done your part in building those connections.
(407) 986-1612 View (407) 986-1612
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Family Life Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, MT3215
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33813
Being a first responder to crisis and tragedies, you can only be the "strong one" for so long, before it begins to wear on ourselves and your personal relationships. You may be an attorney, a physician, part of law enforcement, or on the leadership team of your church. Who are YOU supposed to turn to? We work with many people in your same position, struggling with doing good for others, at the sake of your own family & self-care.
Being a first responder to crisis and tragedies, you can only be the "strong one" for so long, before it begins to wear on ourselves and your personal relationships. You may be an attorney, a physician, part of law enforcement, or on the leadership team of your church. Who are YOU supposed to turn to? We work with many people in your same position, struggling with doing good for others, at the sake of your own family & self-care.
(352) 354-1817 View (352) 354-1817
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Daniela Suarez
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33805
If you are reading this, that means that you have already chosen to make the decision to ask for help. And sometimes, that is the hardest part. I'm glad you're here. I am a bilingual therapist who has experience working alongside children, teens, young adults and adults. Queer Affirming, LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Trans Ally, Social Justice, Inclusive, Equity, BIPOC.
If you are reading this, that means that you have already chosen to make the decision to ask for help. And sometimes, that is the hardest part. I'm glad you're here. I am a bilingual therapist who has experience working alongside children, teens, young adults and adults. Queer Affirming, LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Trans Ally, Social Justice, Inclusive, Equity, BIPOC.
(863) 204-2956 View (863) 204-2956
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Central Florida Mental Health Services LLC
Counselor, Luis , Colon, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
My approach considers the whole person, addressing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects. I use various therapeutic techniques, such as CBT and mindfulness, to create a safe and comfortable space for clients to explore their challenges and goals.
My approach considers the whole person, addressing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects. I use various therapeutic techniques, such as CBT and mindfulness, to create a safe and comfortable space for clients to explore their challenges and goals.
(863) 292-6473 View (863) 292-6473
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Family Life Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor with ten years of clinical experience. Over my years of practice I have sought training to become more skillful in identifying, explaining, and treating generational trauma and abuse, parental burn out, and parenting skills. Over his years of clinical practice. I have developed an approach to support clients experiencing these thing. My approach to counseling has been crafted to allow him to provide a supportive presence and effective solutions to the needs of my clients.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor with ten years of clinical experience. Over my years of practice I have sought training to become more skillful in identifying, explaining, and treating generational trauma and abuse, parental burn out, and parenting skills. Over his years of clinical practice. I have developed an approach to support clients experiencing these thing. My approach to counseling has been crafted to allow him to provide a supportive presence and effective solutions to the needs of my clients.
(352) 708-6283 View (352) 708-6283
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Virginia Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, ERYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33801  (Online Only)
I am the owner of VA Cares TSC LLC. Do you feel overwhelmed or struggle to manage disappointment or need support transitioning from the military? The transition from military to civilian life was difficult for me, however, with professional support, maneuvering through those challenges with a support system can foster some relief. Whether you are changing geographical locations, managing new responsibilities, employment loss, promotion, divorce, premarital transitions, death or new beginnings can be daunting. Together as a team, we can manage those experiences.
I am the owner of VA Cares TSC LLC. Do you feel overwhelmed or struggle to manage disappointment or need support transitioning from the military? The transition from military to civilian life was difficult for me, however, with professional support, maneuvering through those challenges with a support system can foster some relief. Whether you are changing geographical locations, managing new responsibilities, employment loss, promotion, divorce, premarital transitions, death or new beginnings can be daunting. Together as a team, we can manage those experiences.
(863) 663-1566 View (863) 663-1566
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Patricia L Sabol
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CSOTS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33805
It's never too late to begin the healing process, or to improve your self awareness and emotional well being. As a licensed therapist, I am here to walk beside you and help you find the solutions that will work best in your life. Whether you are grieving, or feeling anxious or depressed, together we can work towards a treatment plan that will benefit you and promote a healthier sense of emotional wellness.
It's never too late to begin the healing process, or to improve your self awareness and emotional well being. As a licensed therapist, I am here to walk beside you and help you find the solutions that will work best in your life. Whether you are grieving, or feeling anxious or depressed, together we can work towards a treatment plan that will benefit you and promote a healthier sense of emotional wellness.
(863) 588-3595 View (863) 588-3595
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Sheree L Saulter
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33805
"TOTAL Counseling" where we Tackle Obstacles, Tears, Anger & Loneliness. Everyone needs someone! Sometimes life can be overwhelming causing you to feel like you can't breathe. Perhaps you feel stuck or lost. You don't have to face these issues alone. Let's work together to overcome your challenges. Here is a place which offers you freedom to share without being judged if you are feeling depressed, lost, hopeless, anxious or just need someone to talk to.
"TOTAL Counseling" where we Tackle Obstacles, Tears, Anger & Loneliness. Everyone needs someone! Sometimes life can be overwhelming causing you to feel like you can't breathe. Perhaps you feel stuck or lost. You don't have to face these issues alone. Let's work together to overcome your challenges. Here is a place which offers you freedom to share without being judged if you are feeling depressed, lost, hopeless, anxious or just need someone to talk to.
(863) 692-3735 View (863) 692-3735
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Amber Wakeman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
Many teens and adults struggle with identity issues, anxiety, and feeling depressed. Imagine feeling comfortable with who you are, better able to manage your distress, and hopeful for your future. There are ways to change patterns over time, and I would be honored to help you or your loved one feel better.
Many teens and adults struggle with identity issues, anxiety, and feeling depressed. Imagine feeling comfortable with who you are, better able to manage your distress, and hopeful for your future. There are ways to change patterns over time, and I would be honored to help you or your loved one feel better.
(863) 204-0130 View (863) 204-0130
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David A Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
Whether it was your decision or your spouse’s, experiencing divorce leads to confusion, anger, resentment, and anxiety. You’re feeling grief over the pending loss of the marriage and at times wonder if the entire marriage had been a waste. Was it all for nothing? You once loved and trusted each other. Now, the legal proceedings can suddenly make your spouse seem like an adversary. Complications abound including lawyers, court dates and disputes over child visitation. After the divorce is over, your life is nothing like what you had planned...it seems as if your mind is hampered by a heavy fog. How can you sort things out?
Whether it was your decision or your spouse’s, experiencing divorce leads to confusion, anger, resentment, and anxiety. You’re feeling grief over the pending loss of the marriage and at times wonder if the entire marriage had been a waste. Was it all for nothing? You once loved and trusted each other. Now, the legal proceedings can suddenly make your spouse seem like an adversary. Complications abound including lawyers, court dates and disputes over child visitation. After the divorce is over, your life is nothing like what you had planned...it seems as if your mind is hampered by a heavy fog. How can you sort things out?
(863) 877-1383 View (863) 877-1383
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Anabellys Lopez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Parker Street, Lakeland, FL 33805
I'm a dedicated and genuine (non-robotic) therapist who provides a safe and inclusive space. I'm here to guide and support you on your transformative journey to mental well-being. Our goal is simple: to empower you to a point where my role becomes unnecessary. Let's work together to make that happen! If you’re someone that prefers to text, feel free to reach me at (813) 438-2212.
I'm a dedicated and genuine (non-robotic) therapist who provides a safe and inclusive space. I'm here to guide and support you on your transformative journey to mental well-being. Our goal is simple: to empower you to a point where my role becomes unnecessary. Let's work together to make that happen! If you’re someone that prefers to text, feel free to reach me at (813) 438-2212.
(813) 438-2212 View (813) 438-2212

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Number of Therapists in Parker Street, Lakeland, FL

20+

Average cost per session

$122

Therapists in Parker Street, Lakeland, FL who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
79% Coping Skills
76% Relationship Issues
76% Depression
76% Self Esteem
69% Life Transitions
62% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Parker Street, Lakeland, FL see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
25% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Parker Street, Lakeland?

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.