Therapists in Lee County, FL

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Photo of Dr. Hannah Strom, Psychologist in Lee County, FL
Dr. Hannah Strom
Psychologist, MA, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Dr. Strom has worked with individuals across ages, racial backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and mental health concerns but specializes in working with adults with PTSD using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and, soon, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is also experienced in treating adults who suffer from depressive and anxiety disorders, stress, borderline personality disorder, sleep problems, emotional dysregulation, and physical health-related problems like chronic pain.
Dr. Strom has worked with individuals across ages, racial backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and mental health concerns but specializes in working with adults with PTSD using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and, soon, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is also experienced in treating adults who suffer from depressive and anxiety disorders, stress, borderline personality disorder, sleep problems, emotional dysregulation, and physical health-related problems like chronic pain.
(239) 319-4934 View (239) 319-4934
Photo of Mariya Mironova, Counselor in Lee County, FL
Mariya Mironova
Counselor
Verified Verified
Cape Coral, FL 33993  (Online Only)
I have been a mental health counselor for 9+ years working with individuals on an array of mental health issues including but not limited to trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, parenting problems, anger management, self-worth, life changes.
I have been a mental health counselor for 9+ years working with individuals on an array of mental health issues including but not limited to trauma, depression, anxiety, addictions, parenting problems, anger management, self-worth, life changes.
(239) 788-0565 View (239) 788-0565
Photo of Matthew H Glass, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lee County, FL
Matthew H Glass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Estero, FL 33928
By applying a supportive, compassionate, and caring approach clients have the ability to use multiple tools to enhance and maintain their quality of life. As your counselor, my goal is to engage you in co-creating an active treatment plan that is directly related to your identified concerns, issues, and needs. I will guide you through the multiple layers of life's maze that include situations and experiences, feelings and emotions, thoughts, choices, and decision-making. Together we will make progress and strive forward towards your desired outcome. I utilize therapeutic intervention techniques that fit or work with you.
By applying a supportive, compassionate, and caring approach clients have the ability to use multiple tools to enhance and maintain their quality of life. As your counselor, my goal is to engage you in co-creating an active treatment plan that is directly related to your identified concerns, issues, and needs. I will guide you through the multiple layers of life's maze that include situations and experiences, feelings and emotions, thoughts, choices, and decision-making. Together we will make progress and strive forward towards your desired outcome. I utilize therapeutic intervention techniques that fit or work with you.
(239) 674-3730 View (239) 674-3730
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Anthony Garcia
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33907
I understand the pain of anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems and even PTSD. It can affect you and keep you from living your best life. If you have tried to manage your thoughts, feelings or actions to better your life and made little progress, welcome to your solution. I specialize in treating these conditions daily and my effectiveness is evidence by my clients results. The good news is that true and permanent healing is available today! The days of spending months or years in therapy are over.
I understand the pain of anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems and even PTSD. It can affect you and keep you from living your best life. If you have tried to manage your thoughts, feelings or actions to better your life and made little progress, welcome to your solution. I specialize in treating these conditions daily and my effectiveness is evidence by my clients results. The good news is that true and permanent healing is available today! The days of spending months or years in therapy are over.
(239) 307-0139 View (239) 307-0139
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Kilondra Davis
Counselor, LMHC-QS, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Hello! My name is Kilondra Davis. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Qualified Supervisor, & a National Certified Counselor. I am passionate about helping individuals who have experienced Complex Trauma learn how to overcome the impact the trauma & abuse has on them. The majority of my practice includes experiences of childhood trauma, sexual abuse/assault, & abusive/toxic relationships. As a result of these traumatic experiences, many of my clients often experience common struggles of depression, low self-worth, poor boundaries, self-blame, people pleasing, feeling not good enough, suicide ideation, & relationship challenges.
Hello! My name is Kilondra Davis. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Qualified Supervisor, & a National Certified Counselor. I am passionate about helping individuals who have experienced Complex Trauma learn how to overcome the impact the trauma & abuse has on them. The majority of my practice includes experiences of childhood trauma, sexual abuse/assault, & abusive/toxic relationships. As a result of these traumatic experiences, many of my clients often experience common struggles of depression, low self-worth, poor boundaries, self-blame, people pleasing, feeling not good enough, suicide ideation, & relationship challenges.
(239) 758-7732 View (239) 758-7732
Photo of Eileen M McIltrot, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lee County, FL
Eileen M McIltrot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Making the decision to seek counseling may seem like a big step. In my 20+ years as a licensed therapist, I've helped many people, at various stages of life, find relief from hurts, learn life-changing skills and transform relationships. My goal is to help you find the most direct path to such growth. I work with children, adolescents and adults and am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches. Above all, I want to see you get the skilled help and support you need today. Congratulations on taking this important step in your life.
Making the decision to seek counseling may seem like a big step. In my 20+ years as a licensed therapist, I've helped many people, at various stages of life, find relief from hurts, learn life-changing skills and transform relationships. My goal is to help you find the most direct path to such growth. I work with children, adolescents and adults and am trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches. Above all, I want to see you get the skilled help and support you need today. Congratulations on taking this important step in your life.
(239) 249-3659 View (239) 249-3659
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Joseph Sansone
Counselor, MS, PhD, LMHC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Joseph Sansone, M.S., PhD, LMHC, CCMHC, is a psychotherapist specializing in clinical hypnosis, Joseph was trained in advanced clinical hypnosis at the Academy of Professional Hypnosis in 1997. Dr. Sansone has a B.A. in psychology, a M.S. in clinical mental health counseling, and a PhD in psychology. Joseph has spent much of his life as an entrepreneur and enjoys facilitating self-actualization. Joseph Sansone is a licensed mental health counselor as well as a board certified clinical mental health counselor. Dr. Sansone is also a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.
Joseph Sansone, M.S., PhD, LMHC, CCMHC, is a psychotherapist specializing in clinical hypnosis, Joseph was trained in advanced clinical hypnosis at the Academy of Professional Hypnosis in 1997. Dr. Sansone has a B.A. in psychology, a M.S. in clinical mental health counseling, and a PhD in psychology. Joseph has spent much of his life as an entrepreneur and enjoys facilitating self-actualization. Joseph Sansone is a licensed mental health counselor as well as a board certified clinical mental health counselor. Dr. Sansone is also a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.
(239) 970-9316 View (239) 970-9316
Photo of Chandrea Williams, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Lee County, FL
Chandrea Williams
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33907  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping teenagers , young adults and adults overcome anxiety, depression, PTSD and self-harming behaviors. For years, I have been working with individuals that are struggling to find purpose in their lives. I have dedicated myself to this profession because I personally know the struggles with feeling isolated, alienated and not having a voice and a way to overcome these feelings.
I am passionate about helping teenagers , young adults and adults overcome anxiety, depression, PTSD and self-harming behaviors. For years, I have been working with individuals that are struggling to find purpose in their lives. I have dedicated myself to this profession because I personally know the struggles with feeling isolated, alienated and not having a voice and a way to overcome these feelings.
(786) 882-9067 View (786) 882-9067
Photo of Patricia Nasuti, Counselor in Lee County, FL
Patricia Nasuti
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33907  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counsellor (LPC) based in Florida. I have been in this field for 20 plus years. I am passionate about this field and enjoy empowering others to reach the goals they have set to achieve. I assist people with a variety of concerns and my goal is to help others through their journey with compassion and unconditional positive regard. I love assisting my clients with self-empowerment, building on individual strengths and overall wellness. I have over twenty years of experience in a variety of areas. I enjoy working with individuals and couples.
Hi! I'm a Licensed Professional Counsellor (LPC) based in Florida. I have been in this field for 20 plus years. I am passionate about this field and enjoy empowering others to reach the goals they have set to achieve. I assist people with a variety of concerns and my goal is to help others through their journey with compassion and unconditional positive regard. I love assisting my clients with self-empowerment, building on individual strengths and overall wellness. I have over twenty years of experience in a variety of areas. I enjoy working with individuals and couples.
(239) 202-0410 View (239) 202-0410
Photo of Heather Wynn, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lee County, FL
Heather Wynn
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bonita Springs, FL 34135  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In a busy and often disconnected world, it's easy to feel lost, lonely, and overwhelmed. Even when surrounded by people, you can find yourself wondering if anyone really understands you. You may even feel it's difficult to understand yourself. I know it can be scary, exhausting, and confusing to face whatever your troubles are, but there's hope and there's help for you. I give individuals and couples a safe place to feel heard and understood as we face your difficulties as a team. You'll have a caring and experienced professional walking alongside you as you explore and overcome the issues that hold you back and hurt you.
In a busy and often disconnected world, it's easy to feel lost, lonely, and overwhelmed. Even when surrounded by people, you can find yourself wondering if anyone really understands you. You may even feel it's difficult to understand yourself. I know it can be scary, exhausting, and confusing to face whatever your troubles are, but there's hope and there's help for you. I give individuals and couples a safe place to feel heard and understood as we face your difficulties as a team. You'll have a caring and experienced professional walking alongside you as you explore and overcome the issues that hold you back and hurt you.
(239) 260-4166 View (239) 260-4166
Photo of Lynn Lasky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lee County, FL
Lynn Lasky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Are you walking on eggshells in your relationship? Do you feel drained and underappreciated as you try to fill your partner's needs? Maybe your family doesn't feel as close and you feel guilty because friends stopped reaching out. You may feel lost and unsure, stopped taking care of yourself, or don't put your needs first.
Are you walking on eggshells in your relationship? Do you feel drained and underappreciated as you try to fill your partner's needs? Maybe your family doesn't feel as close and you feel guilty because friends stopped reaching out. You may feel lost and unsure, stopped taking care of yourself, or don't put your needs first.
(239) 758-9757 View (239) 758-9757
Photo of Jennifer Scouton, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Lee County, FL
Jennifer Scouton
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CAP, LADC
Verified Verified
Cape Coral, FL 33991
Addiction is hard! It is hard for the individual struggling and it is hard for their loved ones. I specialize in approaching addiction support in a wholistic way, from identify and applying coping skills to connecting people with community resources to providing treatment coordination. For families, I provide education on topics such as setting boundaries, self care and the stages of change your loved one may experience.
Addiction is hard! It is hard for the individual struggling and it is hard for their loved ones. I specialize in approaching addiction support in a wholistic way, from identify and applying coping skills to connecting people with community resources to providing treatment coordination. For families, I provide education on topics such as setting boundaries, self care and the stages of change your loved one may experience.
(239) 932-7003 View (239) 932-7003
Photo of Courtney A. Faunce, Counselor in Lee County, FL
Courtney A. Faunce
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Have you been in search of new ways to manage with life? Stressed, isolated, or having difficulty living your life to the fullest? Struggling with how you see yourself, body image, or your relationship with food? Feeling a deep sense of loss after a traumatic experience? It may be difficult to talk about and we get stuck wishing things were just different. We might be looking for happiness through money, relationships, food, addictions only to reach the point of hopelessness. Finding peace, empowerment, and healing does not have to be a struggle experienced alone.
Have you been in search of new ways to manage with life? Stressed, isolated, or having difficulty living your life to the fullest? Struggling with how you see yourself, body image, or your relationship with food? Feeling a deep sense of loss after a traumatic experience? It may be difficult to talk about and we get stuck wishing things were just different. We might be looking for happiness through money, relationships, food, addictions only to reach the point of hopelessness. Finding peace, empowerment, and healing does not have to be a struggle experienced alone.
(239) 842-7237 View (239) 842-7237
Photo of Living In Faith Everyday Counseling , Counselor in Lee County, FL
Living In Faith Everyday Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33905
Life is complex and unstructured when it comes to change, which is why as a human being you can get into a place where you consider those changes as permanent and destructive in their own way, but if moments are taken to adapt to those changes, those same changes will allow for a change to take place within you that will be able to work for you in a powerful way. I am very passionate about providing holistic methods and techniques to assist others in helping themself to reach a level of self-acceptance and understanding against those most vulnerable inner dysfunctions to allow for healing and self-love to replace self- sabotage.
Life is complex and unstructured when it comes to change, which is why as a human being you can get into a place where you consider those changes as permanent and destructive in their own way, but if moments are taken to adapt to those changes, those same changes will allow for a change to take place within you that will be able to work for you in a powerful way. I am very passionate about providing holistic methods and techniques to assist others in helping themself to reach a level of self-acceptance and understanding against those most vulnerable inner dysfunctions to allow for healing and self-love to replace self- sabotage.
(239) 766-6550 View (239) 766-6550
Photo of Wendy Wolf Petzel, Marriage & Family Therapist in Lee County, FL
Wendy Wolf Petzel
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Begin the journey...be courageous. Struggling with depression, anxiety, fear, loss, trauma, seeking direction & purpose? This is a safe place to heal & grow. Marriage in trouble and help needed understanding differences, communicating effectively, resolving conflict, learning to laugh and "play" and experience greater intimacy, be empowered to make it great again. Navigating the unchartered waters of parenting and need guidance in the developmental stages, "acting out" teenager, setting boundaries, having realistic expectations and learning to stay connected with your children, or teens come receive guidance, and direction. Family sculpting, psychodrama, relaxation techniques, creativity, and arts used to facilitate healing.
Begin the journey...be courageous. Struggling with depression, anxiety, fear, loss, trauma, seeking direction & purpose? This is a safe place to heal & grow. Marriage in trouble and help needed understanding differences, communicating effectively, resolving conflict, learning to laugh and "play" and experience greater intimacy, be empowered to make it great again. Navigating the unchartered waters of parenting and need guidance in the developmental stages, "acting out" teenager, setting boundaries, having realistic expectations and learning to stay connected with your children, or teens come receive guidance, and direction. Family sculpting, psychodrama, relaxation techniques, creativity, and arts used to facilitate healing.
(239) 214-7924 View (239) 214-7924
Photo of Dora Cario At Nourish Wellness Center, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lee County, FL
Dora Cario At Nourish Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
Cape Coral, FL 33904
I want to take this opportunity to say congratulations for taking the first step towards your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. It is a huge commitment, and it is brave of you to want to invest the time and effort in yourself and work towards whole-being healing. You are invited to spend valuable time caring and nurturing yourself. At Nourish Wellness Center the priority will always be ensuring you are working on what is relevant and important to you. You can schedule a free 10 minute Introduction Call at nourishwellnesscenter.com.
I want to take this opportunity to say congratulations for taking the first step towards your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. It is a huge commitment, and it is brave of you to want to invest the time and effort in yourself and work towards whole-being healing. You are invited to spend valuable time caring and nurturing yourself. At Nourish Wellness Center the priority will always be ensuring you are working on what is relevant and important to you. You can schedule a free 10 minute Introduction Call at nourishwellnesscenter.com.
(239) 984-1610 View (239) 984-1610
Photo of Jeanmarie Aleski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lee County, FL
Jeanmarie Aleski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33908  (Online Only)
As people, we have a deep need to be understood, and one of the most profound ways to explore and experience this is in a safe and affirming therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I work with individuals using an eclectic and holistic approach, walking alongside each individual to identify their needs and put their inner experience at the center, engaging both mind and body, so that barriers to their well-being can be lifted. In my practice, I look to be responsive, collaborative, and affirmative when working with folks' intersecting identities and how those identities show up within the therapeutic relationship.
As people, we have a deep need to be understood, and one of the most profound ways to explore and experience this is in a safe and affirming therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I work with individuals using an eclectic and holistic approach, walking alongside each individual to identify their needs and put their inner experience at the center, engaging both mind and body, so that barriers to their well-being can be lifted. In my practice, I look to be responsive, collaborative, and affirmative when working with folks' intersecting identities and how those identities show up within the therapeutic relationship.
(239) 977-2634 View (239) 977-2634
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Amy Rose Matthews
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Are you a parent who is concerned about your adolescent or young adult? Has your family life or marriage become chaotic? Is your teen engaging in risk-taking behaviors, or are they isolating themselves in their room? Are they having problems with a peer group or having school problems such as underachievement, truancy or fighting? Do you think that they be being bullied or cyber-bullied by other kids? Are you wondering if there might be a drug or alcohol problem? Do you worry about their sexual behavior ? Do they lie excessively or spend all their time on social media?
Are you a parent who is concerned about your adolescent or young adult? Has your family life or marriage become chaotic? Is your teen engaging in risk-taking behaviors, or are they isolating themselves in their room? Are they having problems with a peer group or having school problems such as underachievement, truancy or fighting? Do you think that they be being bullied or cyber-bullied by other kids? Are you wondering if there might be a drug or alcohol problem? Do you worry about their sexual behavior ? Do they lie excessively or spend all their time on social media?
(610) 572-7202 View (610) 572-7202
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Wise Counseling, Inc
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LCSW, EMDRIA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Do you feel as if something is keeping you from living your ideal life? Whether you're battling anxiety, unfulfilling relationships, or the lasting effects of trauma, our staff of qualified counselors can offer you the tools to take back control of your life. We will help you rediscover your true self, move past obstacles, and start living your best life today. There is always hope when you know where to look for solutions. We see people as people - and problems as problems. You are not defined by your current struggles. We use evidence-based treatments and promote a sense of empowerment.
Do you feel as if something is keeping you from living your ideal life? Whether you're battling anxiety, unfulfilling relationships, or the lasting effects of trauma, our staff of qualified counselors can offer you the tools to take back control of your life. We will help you rediscover your true self, move past obstacles, and start living your best life today. There is always hope when you know where to look for solutions. We see people as people - and problems as problems. You are not defined by your current struggles. We use evidence-based treatments and promote a sense of empowerment.
(239) 893-7797 View (239) 893-7797
Photo of Lindsay K Gomez, Counselor in Lee County, FL
Lindsay K Gomez
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Hello, if you are reading this, chances are someone you know needs help; either yourself, a loved one, or both. Ir can be overwhelming to start a Google search and sift through the numerous bios and still not know where to turn. Like what you’re going through isn’t hard enough, right?
Hello, if you are reading this, chances are someone you know needs help; either yourself, a loved one, or both. Ir can be overwhelming to start a Google search and sift through the numerous bios and still not know where to turn. Like what you’re going through isn’t hard enough, right?
(239) 360-6196 View (239) 360-6196

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lee County, FL

800+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Lee County, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
60% Relationship Issues
60% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Cigna and Evernorth
85% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% Aetna

How Therapists in Lee County, FL see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lee County?

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.