Therapists in Lauderhill, FL

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Jessica Oladumiye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33319  (Online Only)
Welcome to your journey towards healing. Something brought you here, whether that is a troubled relationship with a spouse, a parent or sibling, sadness, hopelessness, self-doubt, life transition, death, new life, the birth of a baby, long days or nights lying awake in bed, stress, or trauma just to name a few things. Whatever brought you here, helped you realize your need for mending. You see, everyone goes through things that alters fragments of their life, and somehow those missing pieces leaves us feeling as though we are stuck in a vicious cycle. Can you relate? Let's start your mending journey towards endless possibilities.
Welcome to your journey towards healing. Something brought you here, whether that is a troubled relationship with a spouse, a parent or sibling, sadness, hopelessness, self-doubt, life transition, death, new life, the birth of a baby, long days or nights lying awake in bed, stress, or trauma just to name a few things. Whatever brought you here, helped you realize your need for mending. You see, everyone goes through things that alters fragments of their life, and somehow those missing pieces leaves us feeling as though we are stuck in a vicious cycle. Can you relate? Let's start your mending journey towards endless possibilities.
(954) 466-3578 View (954) 466-3578
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Shakyra Lawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Shakyra, Lawson , LCSW
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33319  (Online Only)
Are you often unable to take a moment to yourself and decompress? Do the people in your life call on you to handle or ‘fix’ situations? Do you find it difficult to give yourself grace based on what “should” be? I hope to assist you in organizing the many overwhelming tasks in your life by identifying attainable goals to manage stress and prioritize your needs. I love working with individuals who face everyday stressors but lack the support and tools to cope with them. This could be- but is not limited to- people who are struggling with a lack of organization, dealing with heartbreak or other life adjustments.
Are you often unable to take a moment to yourself and decompress? Do the people in your life call on you to handle or ‘fix’ situations? Do you find it difficult to give yourself grace based on what “should” be? I hope to assist you in organizing the many overwhelming tasks in your life by identifying attainable goals to manage stress and prioritize your needs. I love working with individuals who face everyday stressors but lack the support and tools to cope with them. This could be- but is not limited to- people who are struggling with a lack of organization, dealing with heartbreak or other life adjustments.
(954) 737-3419 View (954) 737-3419
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Naomi Simon
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33311
Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Difficult Life Issues, Low Self-Esteem, Uncontrollable Anger...Does this sound like you? If you are suffering from any of these issues, I am here for you. At this moment, you may feel stuck and helpless but I am here to tell you, there is HOPE for you to overcome and move forward from all of these issues, that you are facing. My practice is here for you, to help you handle your issues the healthy way.
Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Difficult Life Issues, Low Self-Esteem, Uncontrollable Anger...Does this sound like you? If you are suffering from any of these issues, I am here for you. At this moment, you may feel stuck and helpless but I am here to tell you, there is HOPE for you to overcome and move forward from all of these issues, that you are facing. My practice is here for you, to help you handle your issues the healthy way.
(954) 953-4261 View (954) 953-4261
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Kadene Chambers
MSc
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33313  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am your communications and relationship coach. With over 15 years experience helping clients, I will help you improve your communication style, reducing misunderstandings, misinterpretations, arguments, feelings of displeasure, dissatisfaction, and stress. Your professional & personal life can be improved with more effective techniques. You & your colleagues, employees, supervisors, clients, and business partners will experience improved interactions, more productive outcomes & reduced stress. Your personal relationships with your spouse, kids, relatives, and most importantly, yourself, will feel more fulfilling & stress-free.
I am your communications and relationship coach. With over 15 years experience helping clients, I will help you improve your communication style, reducing misunderstandings, misinterpretations, arguments, feelings of displeasure, dissatisfaction, and stress. Your professional & personal life can be improved with more effective techniques. You & your colleagues, employees, supervisors, clients, and business partners will experience improved interactions, more productive outcomes & reduced stress. Your personal relationships with your spouse, kids, relatives, and most importantly, yourself, will feel more fulfilling & stress-free.
(954) 787-5155 View (954) 787-5155
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Solutions Program for Eating DIsorders
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33319  (Online Only)
I have specialized training in working with pre and post op bariatric surgery patients. I have specialized programs for binge eaters, bulimics and anorexics as well and trauma and sexual abuse for the last 40+ years. This work has been my passion since I was over 450 pounds when I was younger and with the help of special therapists was able to lose over 250 pounds and managed to keep that weight off all these years. I was also sexually abused as a young child which led to the onset of my eating disorder.
I have specialized training in working with pre and post op bariatric surgery patients. I have specialized programs for binge eaters, bulimics and anorexics as well and trauma and sexual abuse for the last 40+ years. This work has been my passion since I was over 450 pounds when I was younger and with the help of special therapists was able to lose over 250 pounds and managed to keep that weight off all these years. I was also sexually abused as a young child which led to the onset of my eating disorder.
(516) 584-3620 View (516) 584-3620
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With Open Arms Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lauderhill, FL 33319  (Online Only)
Are you at that point where you feel like you have done all you can do? Do you feel overwhelmed with emotions, anger, sadness and low self esteem? Is It taking over your life? Is it causing you to have difficulty with family, friends and your employer? Well your in the right place and your taking the right next step. We are a judgement free space that encourages your personal growth & self empowerment. Helping you take back control of your life, development of positive skills and removing self destructive ones. We specialize in relationship issues, family conflicts, personal development & improving your quality of life.
Are you at that point where you feel like you have done all you can do? Do you feel overwhelmed with emotions, anger, sadness and low self esteem? Is It taking over your life? Is it causing you to have difficulty with family, friends and your employer? Well your in the right place and your taking the right next step. We are a judgement free space that encourages your personal growth & self empowerment. Helping you take back control of your life, development of positive skills and removing self destructive ones. We specialize in relationship issues, family conflicts, personal development & improving your quality of life.
(954) 800-6358 View (954) 800-6358
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Brittney Eluett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33351  (Online Only)
If you battle feelings of not being good enough, perfectionism, people pleasing and fear being rejected, I can help. Reset and Grow Counseling was developed to help professional women who struggle to connect emotionally in their social and romantic relationships. I help you understand why your emotional wall is so high and how to free yourself from holding on to all the past shame, guilt and hurt. You will gain control over your emotions and feel safe and secure in expressing how you feel. Learn how to embrace conflict without threatening your relationships. Granting you permission to be your true self.
If you battle feelings of not being good enough, perfectionism, people pleasing and fear being rejected, I can help. Reset and Grow Counseling was developed to help professional women who struggle to connect emotionally in their social and romantic relationships. I help you understand why your emotional wall is so high and how to free yourself from holding on to all the past shame, guilt and hurt. You will gain control over your emotions and feel safe and secure in expressing how you feel. Learn how to embrace conflict without threatening your relationships. Granting you permission to be your true self.
(954) 856-2715 View (954) 856-2715
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Carola Jobe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33351
I strongly believe that the best functioning individuals/families form the nucleus of a highly progressive society and nation. I am competent in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I provide support through individual, play, couples and family therapy; and conduct psycho-educational, psychological and ADHD testing.
I strongly believe that the best functioning individuals/families form the nucleus of a highly progressive society and nation. I am competent in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I provide support through individual, play, couples and family therapy; and conduct psycho-educational, psychological and ADHD testing.
(443) 292-9202 View (443) 292-9202
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Benjamin Miller
Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lauderhill, FL 33319
I am here to listen and connect with those that feel like nobody understands them. I am here to give you hope and you derserve a meaningful life. I enjoy helping people work through feelings, problem solve, and find solutions to a meaningful lifestyle. I work with adult individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, mood disorders, relationship conflicts, identity crisis, and grief and loss. In light of my experience, I have worked in Mental Health Institutions, Drug and Alcohol Treatment centers, and conducted workshops on getting unstuck, finding passion, and life and social skills.
I am here to listen and connect with those that feel like nobody understands them. I am here to give you hope and you derserve a meaningful life. I enjoy helping people work through feelings, problem solve, and find solutions to a meaningful lifestyle. I work with adult individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, mood disorders, relationship conflicts, identity crisis, and grief and loss. In light of my experience, I have worked in Mental Health Institutions, Drug and Alcohol Treatment centers, and conducted workshops on getting unstuck, finding passion, and life and social skills.
(954) 466-1916 View (954) 466-1916
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Paula Woodburn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33351  (Online Only)
Hello, have you ever wondered why you react to things that seem mundane and everyday? Are you curious why simple things that should be easily mastered produce dread and avoidance? Sometimes the reasons are not immediately in front of you but require a journey into your past. I come alongside to walk you through the process of meeting your inner child. I seek to empower you as the adult to reparent that child, to correct the negative feelings that arise as a result of childhood issues. I help create new perspectives to formulate more a more positive self-image
Hello, have you ever wondered why you react to things that seem mundane and everyday? Are you curious why simple things that should be easily mastered produce dread and avoidance? Sometimes the reasons are not immediately in front of you but require a journey into your past. I come alongside to walk you through the process of meeting your inner child. I seek to empower you as the adult to reparent that child, to correct the negative feelings that arise as a result of childhood issues. I help create new perspectives to formulate more a more positive self-image
(954) 787-2294 View (954) 787-2294
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Yocheved Gotkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PATP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lauderhill, FL 33319
I believe wellness is a balance of nurturing mind, body, and soul as well as breaking through our limiting and negative beliefs. I work with adults with mental health challenges, early childhood/life traumas, and general life stressors. In my experience, we can all shift, change, and grow to become the best version of ourselves, but you must take the first step. I am here to facilitate that change with you. I use a person centered approach, mindfulness/meditation, principles from IFS, CBT, and explore unhealthy attachment and relationships.
I believe wellness is a balance of nurturing mind, body, and soul as well as breaking through our limiting and negative beliefs. I work with adults with mental health challenges, early childhood/life traumas, and general life stressors. In my experience, we can all shift, change, and grow to become the best version of ourselves, but you must take the first step. I am here to facilitate that change with you. I use a person centered approach, mindfulness/meditation, principles from IFS, CBT, and explore unhealthy attachment and relationships.
(754) 205-3596 View (754) 205-3596
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Alana Nelson-Patnaude
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33351  (Online Only)
Are you seeking happiness, contentment, improved relationships, more effective communication, more control over your emotions, more satisfaction & success in life, & a feeling of being accepted, respected, & loved? Then you've come to the right place. I work with individuals, couples. & families to dramatically improve coping skills, which they can then utilize to become their best selves, meet their goals, develop, build, and nurture important relationships, create successes, and bring into existence the lives they've only dreamed of having. (Reach me quickly, send a TEXT 24/7.) (Don't forget to ask about my current specials)
Are you seeking happiness, contentment, improved relationships, more effective communication, more control over your emotions, more satisfaction & success in life, & a feeling of being accepted, respected, & loved? Then you've come to the right place. I work with individuals, couples. & families to dramatically improve coping skills, which they can then utilize to become their best selves, meet their goals, develop, build, and nurture important relationships, create successes, and bring into existence the lives they've only dreamed of having. (Reach me quickly, send a TEXT 24/7.) (Don't forget to ask about my current specials)
(954) 592-4886 View (954) 592-4886
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Natalie Cazeau
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33313  (Online Only)
I enjoy the work that I do and I look forward to helping my clients. It is indeed rewarding to see personal growth throughout sessions as my clients gain control of areas in their life they were most vulnerable. My passion is helping my clients become successful individuals managing and coping with life stressors as they develop the necessary skills to do so. I provide opportunities for my clients, in a supportive atmosphere, to work through pressing issues by engaging in skilled activities that motivates and empowers clients to achieve their personal goals.
I enjoy the work that I do and I look forward to helping my clients. It is indeed rewarding to see personal growth throughout sessions as my clients gain control of areas in their life they were most vulnerable. My passion is helping my clients become successful individuals managing and coping with life stressors as they develop the necessary skills to do so. I provide opportunities for my clients, in a supportive atmosphere, to work through pressing issues by engaging in skilled activities that motivates and empowers clients to achieve their personal goals.
(929) 531-7149 View (929) 531-7149
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Francine Marks-Weinstein
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33319  (Online Only)
Some days you have to create your own happiness... Find it through your feelings, behavior and decisions. Learn how to manage your : life adjustments, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, mid life challenges, life after college graduation, menopause, empty nest, pregnancy, new baby, parenting skills, postpartum, post abortion syndrome, miscarriage, growing older, marital/relationship issues, cancer/terminal illness, grieving pet loss, LGBT concerns. You can do it!
Some days you have to create your own happiness... Find it through your feelings, behavior and decisions. Learn how to manage your : life adjustments, relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, mid life challenges, life after college graduation, menopause, empty nest, pregnancy, new baby, parenting skills, postpartum, post abortion syndrome, miscarriage, growing older, marital/relationship issues, cancer/terminal illness, grieving pet loss, LGBT concerns. You can do it!
(954) 573-2980 View (954) 573-2980
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NB New Beginning Christian Counseling Services
LPC, PhD
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33313
At NB New Beginning we recognize the tremendous pressures of life. Our goal is to assist you in gaining insight into why you may be experiencing problems and to encourage you to translate insight into action. If you are still struggling with difficulties either large or small, we are here to help you.
At NB New Beginning we recognize the tremendous pressures of life. Our goal is to assist you in gaining insight into why you may be experiencing problems and to encourage you to translate insight into action. If you are still struggling with difficulties either large or small, we are here to help you.
(404) 962-0981 View (404) 962-0981
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Cynthia V Somers
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MBA, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33319
Integrated Soul Care Consultants (ISCC) represents a model of therapy. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder for this distinctive company. This service offers clinical and organizational consulting. My experience covers the fields of teaching, management, clinical work and research. My knowledge of these disciplines I use in integrative and synergistic ways to enhance performance. I serve diverse clienteles addressing a variety of mental, emotional, behavioral and relational issues. The ISCC approach lends to utilization of creative strategies and interventions to help individuals adjust their thoughts, emotions and actions in ways that empower and positively transform.
Integrated Soul Care Consultants (ISCC) represents a model of therapy. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder for this distinctive company. This service offers clinical and organizational consulting. My experience covers the fields of teaching, management, clinical work and research. My knowledge of these disciplines I use in integrative and synergistic ways to enhance performance. I serve diverse clienteles addressing a variety of mental, emotional, behavioral and relational issues. The ISCC approach lends to utilization of creative strategies and interventions to help individuals adjust their thoughts, emotions and actions in ways that empower and positively transform.
(954) 289-6201 View (954) 289-6201
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Optimistic View, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33311  (Online Only)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of experience, including Counseling, Case Management, Program Development and Advocacy. I am also a Certified Mindfulness Group Facilitator. Working with adults to remove the stigma of mental health, while managing anxiety, depression, and other life stressors, including caregivers for the elderly population.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of experience, including Counseling, Case Management, Program Development and Advocacy. I am also a Certified Mindfulness Group Facilitator. Working with adults to remove the stigma of mental health, while managing anxiety, depression, and other life stressors, including caregivers for the elderly population.
(754) 277-3960 View (754) 277-3960
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Zakiya N. Becca
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lauderhill, FL 33319
Life is a whirlwind, and you find yourself right in the midst of it. Balancing your career, family, and personal aspirations feels like walking a tightrope. At times, you wonder if anyone truly understands the constant struggle. Life’s relentless challenges, the weight of societal pressures, managing relationships and the persistent feeling of being overwhelmed – these are the struggles many experience. But here’s the truth: You don’t have to bear the weight alone or in silence.
Life is a whirlwind, and you find yourself right in the midst of it. Balancing your career, family, and personal aspirations feels like walking a tightrope. At times, you wonder if anyone truly understands the constant struggle. Life’s relentless challenges, the weight of societal pressures, managing relationships and the persistent feeling of being overwhelmed – these are the struggles many experience. But here’s the truth: You don’t have to bear the weight alone or in silence.
(754) 999-0716 View (754) 999-0716
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Shelley Buchanan
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lauderhill, FL 33319  (Online Only)
Are you facing challenges such as managing aggression, resolving conflicts or adjusting to significant life changes. Do you want to foster a more harmonious relationship, build mutual understanding, and rediscover the joy in your connections. Do you desire a supportive space to explore your needs as an indIvidual or a couple while strengthening the bonds in your relationships?
Are you facing challenges such as managing aggression, resolving conflicts or adjusting to significant life changes. Do you want to foster a more harmonious relationship, build mutual understanding, and rediscover the joy in your connections. Do you desire a supportive space to explore your needs as an indIvidual or a couple while strengthening the bonds in your relationships?
(954) 800-6559 View (954) 800-6559
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Heart and Mind Connections
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lauderhill, FL 33311
Reaching out to a therapist for support can be hard but you are worth it. In the safe space of our work together I will provide you with a place where you will be listened to with compassion and understanding. Through our work together I will bring gentle curiosity to the areas of your life you want to explore, change, and heal. This can look like building needed skills to improve your relationships and reduce your symptoms, supporting your exploration of past experiences and beliefs impacting you today, and determining a new path forward.
Reaching out to a therapist for support can be hard but you are worth it. In the safe space of our work together I will provide you with a place where you will be listened to with compassion and understanding. Through our work together I will bring gentle curiosity to the areas of your life you want to explore, change, and heal. This can look like building needed skills to improve your relationships and reduce your symptoms, supporting your exploration of past experiences and beliefs impacting you today, and determining a new path forward.
(754) 218-9654 View (754) 218-9654

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lauderhill, FL

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Lauderhill, FL who prioritize treating:

83% Self Esteem
79% Anxiety
75% Depression
71% Relationship Issues
67% Family Conflict
63% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Aetna
94% Cigna and Evernorth
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lauderhill, FL see their clients

54% Online Only
46% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lauderhill?

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.