Therapists in Largo, FL

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Michelle Arnold
EdS
Verified
Largo, FL 33773
I am a Licensed School Psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). I have been in practice since 1993. I work for Pinellas County Public Schools and do part-time private practice. I specialize in gifted assessment, but am also an expert at psychoeducational assessment. I work with all ages of children from pre-school to high school.
I am a Licensed School Psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). I have been in practice since 1993. I work for Pinellas County Public Schools and do part-time private practice. I specialize in gifted assessment, but am also an expert at psychoeducational assessment. I work with all ages of children from pre-school to high school.
(727) 240-2134 View (727) 240-2134
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Travis Atchison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MCAP
Verified
Largo, FL 33773
I have a passion for serving a variety of individuals! I specialize in substance use disorders and addictions, but I enjoy working with children experiencing behavioral problems and concerns related to emotional regulation. I believe emotion processing is the foundation of not only therapy, but also in developing healthy relationships and self-confidence! I support individuals in processing and working through issues related to anxiety and depression.
I have a passion for serving a variety of individuals! I specialize in substance use disorders and addictions, but I enjoy working with children experiencing behavioral problems and concerns related to emotional regulation. I believe emotion processing is the foundation of not only therapy, but also in developing healthy relationships and self-confidence! I support individuals in processing and working through issues related to anxiety and depression.
(727) 761-4237 View (727) 761-4237
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Integrated Counseling and Mediation Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Hx
Verified
Largo, FL 33773
The best investment one can make is in themselves. I strive to provide a safe place to facilitate optimal growth in all areas which will include healing and resolution of past traumas.
The best investment one can make is in themselves. I strive to provide a safe place to facilitate optimal growth in all areas which will include healing and resolution of past traumas.
(727) 349-1206 View (727) 349-1206
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Dr. Tia Kern-Butler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Largo, FL 33773
It is true what they say, "Life is Journey", and like most journeys at times you may find yourself struggling to overcome obstacles, confused about which direction to go, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, lost or feeling alone. Therapy can be your co-navigator during these difficult times. For some it is about learning new skills and strategies to cope with stressors, make healthier choices, or manage emotional reactions in a more effective way. For others it may be about overcoming fears, changing dysfunctional behavior patterns, processing loss or healing from acute and chronic physical and emotional traumas.
It is true what they say, "Life is Journey", and like most journeys at times you may find yourself struggling to overcome obstacles, confused about which direction to go, overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, lost or feeling alone. Therapy can be your co-navigator during these difficult times. For some it is about learning new skills and strategies to cope with stressors, make healthier choices, or manage emotional reactions in a more effective way. For others it may be about overcoming fears, changing dysfunctional behavior patterns, processing loss or healing from acute and chronic physical and emotional traumas.
(727) 513-4582 View (727) 513-4582
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CBT Pinellas, LLC
Counselor, LMHC , LBC-DBT
Verified
Largo, FL 33773
Struggling with the weight of the darkness out there? Is it more difficult to find your Peace lately? Unwanted thoughts and emotions nagging at you now more than ever? Do fear, confusion, guilt and anger swallow you up as time moves forward? Thoughts and emotions are more intense for us all these days, discouragement is at an all time high and our relationships are filling up with far more conflict. You're not alone. We all need relief, true healing-real answers. Whether you're a struggling Christian, unsure about what you believe, or just want factual solutions from someone who's walked the same path and found the way out-call us!
Struggling with the weight of the darkness out there? Is it more difficult to find your Peace lately? Unwanted thoughts and emotions nagging at you now more than ever? Do fear, confusion, guilt and anger swallow you up as time moves forward? Thoughts and emotions are more intense for us all these days, discouragement is at an all time high and our relationships are filling up with far more conflict. You're not alone. We all need relief, true healing-real answers. Whether you're a struggling Christian, unsure about what you believe, or just want factual solutions from someone who's walked the same path and found the way out-call us!
(727) 378-9336 View (727) 378-9336
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Robert Coleman PsyD LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Largo, FL 33778
"Empowered living by positive change." Dr. Coleman is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in health psychology and behavioral medicine centered on wellness, wholeness, mind-body-spirit integration, and lifestyle balance guided by core values and beliefs. Therapy begins with accepting the reality of “What Is,” then healing/growing (recovery) from the past based on acknowledging and making peace with “What Happened,” and then focusing on the future (discovery) grounded in “What’s Possible” and more importantly “What Matters.” This takes courage… our job is to support you through your healing journey: You don’t have to do it alone.
"Empowered living by positive change." Dr. Coleman is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in health psychology and behavioral medicine centered on wellness, wholeness, mind-body-spirit integration, and lifestyle balance guided by core values and beliefs. Therapy begins with accepting the reality of “What Is,” then healing/growing (recovery) from the past based on acknowledging and making peace with “What Happened,” and then focusing on the future (discovery) grounded in “What’s Possible” and more importantly “What Matters.” This takes courage… our job is to support you through your healing journey: You don’t have to do it alone.
(727) 853-6922 View (727) 853-6922
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Dalia Kelly
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Largo, FL 33770  (Online Only)
Taking the first step to seek counseling can be challenging but also very empowering and rewarding at the same time. What I provide is a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients to feel supported and heard. As a licensed mental health counselor with over 10 years of experience I have worked in various residential treatment centers, crisis and detox facilities, and hospitals in the community. My experience has equipped me with the knowledge to utilize a variety of treatment modalities and interventions to provide clients with the necessary tools they need to realize their full potential.
Taking the first step to seek counseling can be challenging but also very empowering and rewarding at the same time. What I provide is a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients to feel supported and heard. As a licensed mental health counselor with over 10 years of experience I have worked in various residential treatment centers, crisis and detox facilities, and hospitals in the community. My experience has equipped me with the knowledge to utilize a variety of treatment modalities and interventions to provide clients with the necessary tools they need to realize their full potential.
(727) 273-7252 View (727) 273-7252
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Kate Boucher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Largo, FL 33770
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in adolescents and young adults struggling with on-set of mental illness. I primarily work with those experiencing dissociative symptoms in connection with anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and past traumatic experiences. I love to help people build self-esteem, set personal boundaries, work through negative thoughts and cope with trauma responses.
I specialize in adolescents and young adults struggling with on-set of mental illness. I primarily work with those experiencing dissociative symptoms in connection with anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and past traumatic experiences. I love to help people build self-esteem, set personal boundaries, work through negative thoughts and cope with trauma responses.
(727) 732-4814 View (727) 732-4814
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Therapy Calling by Gabriele Cash
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Largo, FL 33774  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients currently! Welcome! I am Gabriele Cash, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience serving clients in the state of Florida. As a therapist, I am committed to creating a safe, empathetic, and supportive environment for my clients. I believe that through the sharing of thoughts, feelings, and emotions, meaningful change and healing can occur. If you are seeking growth and positive change in your life, I would be honored to work with you and support you in finding the path that is right for you.
Accepting new clients currently! Welcome! I am Gabriele Cash, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 17 years of experience serving clients in the state of Florida. As a therapist, I am committed to creating a safe, empathetic, and supportive environment for my clients. I believe that through the sharing of thoughts, feelings, and emotions, meaningful change and healing can occur. If you are seeking growth and positive change in your life, I would be honored to work with you and support you in finding the path that is right for you.
(727) 533-5888 View (727) 533-5888
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Dr. Tom Petit
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CCMHC, BCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Largo, FL 33777
These are difficult times. Anxiety can have a life of its own. Providing better help through online Telehealth is a 15 year specialty in my 39 year career. So many "what ifs" are a reality in many lives. What does one do when anxiety, stress and panic hit? Change from what was normal to the "now normal" can bring reactivity and stress. I offer online therapy helping clients understand their lives and the roots of their personal anxiety & stress. I provide a safe place and skills that create “breathing room” to help people break free from the grips of their anxiety, frustration, and personal and relational stress.
These are difficult times. Anxiety can have a life of its own. Providing better help through online Telehealth is a 15 year specialty in my 39 year career. So many "what ifs" are a reality in many lives. What does one do when anxiety, stress and panic hit? Change from what was normal to the "now normal" can bring reactivity and stress. I offer online therapy helping clients understand their lives and the roots of their personal anxiety & stress. I provide a safe place and skills that create “breathing room” to help people break free from the grips of their anxiety, frustration, and personal and relational stress.
(727) 250-5382 View (727) 250-5382
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Angela Gibson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Largo, FL 33771
Angela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years experience in private practice in Pinellas County. She is a Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, Qualified Clinical Social Worker, and in the Academy of Clinical Social Workers. Angela has a warm and engaging style and utilizes evidence based practices which integrate the best research evidence with clinical expertise and client/patient values. Angela works with adolescents and adults (ages 12 and up) and after the first appointment can offer follow-up appointments outside of normal business hours and on Saturdays.
Angela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years experience in private practice in Pinellas County. She is a Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, Qualified Clinical Social Worker, and in the Academy of Clinical Social Workers. Angela has a warm and engaging style and utilizes evidence based practices which integrate the best research evidence with clinical expertise and client/patient values. Angela works with adolescents and adults (ages 12 and up) and after the first appointment can offer follow-up appointments outside of normal business hours and on Saturdays.
(727) 456-7156 View (727) 456-7156
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Clean Recovery Centers
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Verified
Largo, FL 33770
Unique Three Phase Approach Every day the plagues of alcoholism, drug addiction and untreated mental health issues impact millions of lives. Clean Recovery Centers treats alcohol abuse, addiction and mental health based on a 3-phase approach: Get Clean. Live Clean. Stay Clean. Services include a full spectrum of treatment options from Medical Detox, Residential I, Residential II with Mental Health, Day/Night Treatment (DNT) with Community Housing, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP) with Transitional Living for both Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Mental Health, to Outpatient (OP) Treatment for both Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Mental Health. Clean Recovery Centers provides tools to achieve permanent recovery. Our highly skilled staff knows addiction and understands what it takes to beat the disease and lead successful, rewarding lives. Clean Recovery Centers has several locations on the Sun Coast of Florida.
Unique Three Phase Approach Every day the plagues of alcoholism, drug addiction and untreated mental health issues impact millions of lives. Clean Recovery Centers treats alcohol abuse, addiction and mental health based on a 3-phase approach: Get Clean. Live Clean. Stay Clean. Services include a full spectrum of treatment options from Medical Detox, Residential I, Residential II with Mental Health, Day/Night Treatment (DNT) with Community Housing, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP) with Transitional Living for both Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Mental Health, to Outpatient (OP) Treatment for both Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Mental Health. Clean Recovery Centers provides tools to achieve permanent recovery. Our highly skilled staff knows addiction and understands what it takes to beat the disease and lead successful, rewarding lives. Clean Recovery Centers has several locations on the Sun Coast of Florida.
(727) 353-1742 View (727) 353-1742
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Matthew Anthony Fahy
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Largo, FL 33778
Now accepting new clients (children, teens and adults). Everyone is different and the treatments are too. I specialize in finding what works best and keeping it interesting, so you want to keep making changes. I love using insightful and creative therapy approaches supported by research. Data always matters. You will have access to various treatment options such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and more. In short, I prefer to use treatments that are shown to be beneficial in scientific reviews. Join me during one of my therapeutic role play games groups.
Now accepting new clients (children, teens and adults). Everyone is different and the treatments are too. I specialize in finding what works best and keeping it interesting, so you want to keep making changes. I love using insightful and creative therapy approaches supported by research. Data always matters. You will have access to various treatment options such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy and more. In short, I prefer to use treatments that are shown to be beneficial in scientific reviews. Join me during one of my therapeutic role play games groups.
(727) 202-5539 View (727) 202-5539
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Sandra E Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, MCAP, SAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Largo, FL 33771
Have you ever wondered why you find yourself falling into the same unhealthy patterns in your personal, career or family life? Living a fulfilled life has to do with identifying the negative core beliefs that perpetuate the repetitive patterns of discomfort that we experience in our lives. Our perception is our reality. Only until we alter these misperceptions, will true and lasting change occur. My approach is a combination of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral therapy and various holistic healing techniques to offer total overall healing and wellness.
Have you ever wondered why you find yourself falling into the same unhealthy patterns in your personal, career or family life? Living a fulfilled life has to do with identifying the negative core beliefs that perpetuate the repetitive patterns of discomfort that we experience in our lives. Our perception is our reality. Only until we alter these misperceptions, will true and lasting change occur. My approach is a combination of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral therapy and various holistic healing techniques to offer total overall healing and wellness.
(914) 499-0385 View (914) 499-0385
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Jacqueline Sager
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Largo, FL 33774
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Are you feeling anxious? Need help with boundaries, people pleasing, or perfectionism? Maybe you're noticing narcissism in your spouse and wondering if it's time to leave. You want to feel calmer, more at peace. Maybe you've dug deep and tried hard, but the stress, depression, and edginess just won't budge. It could be the time to reach out for support to get back on track. Hope, relief, renewal, and peace are still possible. Let's rise above the pain together.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS Are you feeling anxious? Need help with boundaries, people pleasing, or perfectionism? Maybe you're noticing narcissism in your spouse and wondering if it's time to leave. You want to feel calmer, more at peace. Maybe you've dug deep and tried hard, but the stress, depression, and edginess just won't budge. It could be the time to reach out for support to get back on track. Hope, relief, renewal, and peace are still possible. Let's rise above the pain together.
(727) 261-2615 View (727) 261-2615
Photo of Clare W Simcox, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Largo, FL
Clare W Simcox
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Largo, FL 33770
Life sometimes has unexpected challenges: loss of someone we love, traumatic or frightening events, separation or divorce. Therapy is a way of being heard without interruptions, learning new strategies to reduce the emotional pain and tapping into the strengths that you are already using to heal. Where is it written that you cannot find happiness again?
Life sometimes has unexpected challenges: loss of someone we love, traumatic or frightening events, separation or divorce. Therapy is a way of being heard without interruptions, learning new strategies to reduce the emotional pain and tapping into the strengths that you are already using to heal. Where is it written that you cannot find happiness again?
(727) 312-1559 View (727) 312-1559
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Sandra Hall, LMHC, CAP, CRC, PA
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, CRC, SAP
Verified
Largo, FL 33778
I am a professional counselor that truly enjoys what I do immensely. I have worked in varied situations, including residential adolescent treatment, psychiatric hospitalization, DUI outpatient groups and private practice. My background includes volunteering in domestic violence shelters and working with women's issues. I am well suited for individual, couples, families, and group counseling.
I am a professional counselor that truly enjoys what I do immensely. I have worked in varied situations, including residential adolescent treatment, psychiatric hospitalization, DUI outpatient groups and private practice. My background includes volunteering in domestic violence shelters and working with women's issues. I am well suited for individual, couples, families, and group counseling.
(727) 248-0378 View (727) 248-0378
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Chaloune Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, CCMHC, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Largo, FL 33778
Don't suffer in silence. I can help you regain your happiness. I provide discrete quality licensed mental health care to middle school teens through adults. Don’t wait. Reach your goals. Positive change can happen!
Don't suffer in silence. I can help you regain your happiness. I provide discrete quality licensed mental health care to middle school teens through adults. Don’t wait. Reach your goals. Positive change can happen!
(727) 263-2647 View (727) 263-2647
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Alyssa Schevers
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Largo, FL 33771
Do you or your child struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, or grief that impacts activities of daily living such as getting out of bed in the morning, your personal relationships, your work, or your ability to socialize? Do you feel like you don't know where to begin? Do you or your child feel overwhelmed, frustrated, stuck, or anxious? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed about how they are supposed to manage everything on their plate. Pushing your own well-being under the rug can lead to long-term issues. We believe it shouldn't be so hard to live a better life.
Do you or your child struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, or grief that impacts activities of daily living such as getting out of bed in the morning, your personal relationships, your work, or your ability to socialize? Do you feel like you don't know where to begin? Do you or your child feel overwhelmed, frustrated, stuck, or anxious? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed about how they are supposed to manage everything on their plate. Pushing your own well-being under the rug can lead to long-term issues. We believe it shouldn't be so hard to live a better life.
(727) 334-1574 View (727) 334-1574
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Meghan Mulligan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Largo, FL 33771
Each morning is a battle to get out of bed. You hit the snooze button to avoid your day. Overall, you are feeling stuck in your life. These feelings are painful and lonely, especially for young people who are experiencing the pressures of society, social media, and the expectations of friends or family to have everything "figured out." My passion lies in guiding teenagers and young adults as they go through the complexities of life. If depression, anxiety, trauma, or trouble with concentration are making it difficult for you to get through your day, then therapy is a great tool to help you navigate these experiences.
Each morning is a battle to get out of bed. You hit the snooze button to avoid your day. Overall, you are feeling stuck in your life. These feelings are painful and lonely, especially for young people who are experiencing the pressures of society, social media, and the expectations of friends or family to have everything "figured out." My passion lies in guiding teenagers and young adults as they go through the complexities of life. If depression, anxiety, trauma, or trouble with concentration are making it difficult for you to get through your day, then therapy is a great tool to help you navigate these experiences.
(727) 594-6465 View (727) 594-6465

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Largo, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Largo, FL who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Cigna and Evernorth
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Aetna

How Therapists in Largo, FL see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Largo?

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.