Therapists in Miami, FL

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Photo of Barbara Karina Palau, MS, LMHC, Counselor
Barbara Karina Palau
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33186  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families overcome emotional health challenges so that personal goals materialize and fulfilling lives can flourish. My mission is to facilitate and provide guidance throughout this important journey toward personal growth and self-empowerment.
I am a licensed therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families overcome emotional health challenges so that personal goals materialize and fulfilling lives can flourish. My mission is to facilitate and provide guidance throughout this important journey toward personal growth and self-empowerment.
(305) 257-9621 View (305) 257-9621
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Dr. Mindy DeSeta - Sexologist
Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33137
SEX IS BETWEEN THE EARS, NOT JUST THE LEGS. There are many societal pressures around sex. We hear stories from our friends about their amazing sexual experiences, and wonder “What’s wrong with me?" or "Why am I not able to have an orgasm?”. You may find yourself wondering why everyone else is experiencing satisfying relationships and exciting sexual experiences. Sexual challenges oftentimes create isolation, conflicts in one's romantic relationship, and a lack of sexual desire. I love my work as a Sexologist! Through my treatment programs, you will live the sex life you desire!
SEX IS BETWEEN THE EARS, NOT JUST THE LEGS. There are many societal pressures around sex. We hear stories from our friends about their amazing sexual experiences, and wonder “What’s wrong with me?" or "Why am I not able to have an orgasm?”. You may find yourself wondering why everyone else is experiencing satisfying relationships and exciting sexual experiences. Sexual challenges oftentimes create isolation, conflicts in one's romantic relationship, and a lack of sexual desire. I love my work as a Sexologist! Through my treatment programs, you will live the sex life you desire!
(786) 563-4976 View (786) 563-4976
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Open Mind Healing & Wellness
Counselor, MA, LMHC-QS, LPC, LPCP, CMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33160  (Online Only)
"People start to heal the moment they feel heard". Welcome!!! Our mission is to provide a safe and inviting atmosphere where you can talk about your difficult thoughts and experiences. Through awareness and healing, we not only help you become more empowered but also find your inner peace. Are you are experiencing trauma/PTSD, grief/lost, or childhood sexual abuse that is causing a significant impairment in your daily functioning? Is anxiety, depression, and stress crippling you? Do you want to increase your self-esteem and self-confidence all while learning new coping skills to improve your overall mood and behavior?
"People start to heal the moment they feel heard". Welcome!!! Our mission is to provide a safe and inviting atmosphere where you can talk about your difficult thoughts and experiences. Through awareness and healing, we not only help you become more empowered but also find your inner peace. Are you are experiencing trauma/PTSD, grief/lost, or childhood sexual abuse that is causing a significant impairment in your daily functioning? Is anxiety, depression, and stress crippling you? Do you want to increase your self-esteem and self-confidence all while learning new coping skills to improve your overall mood and behavior?
(305) 330-6634 View (305) 330-6634
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Gabriel Dominguez-Pereira
Psychologist, PhD, LMHC, CAADC, CTP
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33144
Bilingual(English/Spanish) licensed psychologist with a PhD in clinical psychology, and more than 28 years of experience providing psychological evaluations and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. Active member of the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychology-Law Society.
Bilingual(English/Spanish) licensed psychologist with a PhD in clinical psychology, and more than 28 years of experience providing psychological evaluations and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. Active member of the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychology-Law Society.
(305) 570-4624 View (305) 570-4624
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Dr. Lisa Reiss
Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33133
As a licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family, I treat a number of problem areas including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and stressful life transition changes. I specialize in providing therapy to those struggling with depression, anxiety, and I welcome anyone in need of therapy for other emotional and psychological issues. During the course of your therapy, you’ll gain the skills to overcome your struggles and obtain a fresh perspective on life’s issues.
As a licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family, I treat a number of problem areas including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and stressful life transition changes. I specialize in providing therapy to those struggling with depression, anxiety, and I welcome anyone in need of therapy for other emotional and psychological issues. During the course of your therapy, you’ll gain the skills to overcome your struggles and obtain a fresh perspective on life’s issues.
(786) 738-9211 View (786) 738-9211
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Irina Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33145
Are you feeling lost, doubtful, maybe even disappointed in yourself or your partner? And the harder you struggle to face the problem, the more discouraged you feel for not “having it all figured out”? Imagine the freedom of trusting yourself. Moving through your day with a sense of calm and confidence that you already have everything you need to navigate your journey through life. You might not be there yet, but you will be. And I’ll be with you every step of the way. While relationships can lead to stress and anxiety, they can also be the source of safety and security for us if we let them.
Are you feeling lost, doubtful, maybe even disappointed in yourself or your partner? And the harder you struggle to face the problem, the more discouraged you feel for not “having it all figured out”? Imagine the freedom of trusting yourself. Moving through your day with a sense of calm and confidence that you already have everything you need to navigate your journey through life. You might not be there yet, but you will be. And I’ll be with you every step of the way. While relationships can lead to stress and anxiety, they can also be the source of safety and security for us if we let them.
(305) 760-4424 View (305) 760-4424
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Nicole Neufeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33186  (Online Only)
I have been granted the privilege to work with a wide range of clients, which has helped further develop my skill in tailoring therapeutic services based on specific needs presented. Each individual is unique, and therefore, should have a treatment plan that fits accordingly. My experience includes work with Anxiety, Depression, Marital and Familial Conflict, Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Use, OCD, Trauma, Life Transitions, and issues relating to the LGBTQIA+ community. The modalities that I implement include but are not limited to, CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, Family Systemic Work and more.
I have been granted the privilege to work with a wide range of clients, which has helped further develop my skill in tailoring therapeutic services based on specific needs presented. Each individual is unique, and therefore, should have a treatment plan that fits accordingly. My experience includes work with Anxiety, Depression, Marital and Familial Conflict, Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Substance Use, OCD, Trauma, Life Transitions, and issues relating to the LGBTQIA+ community. The modalities that I implement include but are not limited to, CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, Family Systemic Work and more.
(786) 705-2503 View (786) 705-2503
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Nicole Swaggerty-Valdes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33181
As a licensed psychologist, I can help you become aware of your obstacles and move through them. Personal growth often requires recovering from past hurt and learning how to behave differently. This is a process that requires a trusting, nonjudgmental relationship. In treatment, my overarching goal is to provide a warm and supportive environment for you to explore your inner self and make lasting change. Although the prospect of change can feel daunting, most people find therapy to be tremendously helpful. Often the process requires setting new boundaries and prioritizing the self in the face of demanding schedules.
As a licensed psychologist, I can help you become aware of your obstacles and move through them. Personal growth often requires recovering from past hurt and learning how to behave differently. This is a process that requires a trusting, nonjudgmental relationship. In treatment, my overarching goal is to provide a warm and supportive environment for you to explore your inner self and make lasting change. Although the prospect of change can feel daunting, most people find therapy to be tremendously helpful. Often the process requires setting new boundaries and prioritizing the self in the face of demanding schedules.
(754) 227-0872 View (754) 227-0872
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Julieta Rodriguez PhD PA
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33157
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Miami. Individuals seeking therapy should feel that they "click" with their therapist and that they have established a connection. The therapeutic alliance is one of the most important factors in a successful therapy outcome.
I am a clinical psychologist in private practice in Miami. Individuals seeking therapy should feel that they "click" with their therapist and that they have established a connection. The therapeutic alliance is one of the most important factors in a successful therapy outcome.
(305) 982-7918 View (305) 982-7918
Photo of Miguel Barillas, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Miguel Barillas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33145
Trauma is the inability to be in the present. Trauma therapy is not about understanding what happened, in fact talking about it can be retraumatizing (Bessel 2020). Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk is a world-renowned trauma research and author of “The Body Keeps the Score”, a New York Times bestseller for years.
Trauma is the inability to be in the present. Trauma therapy is not about understanding what happened, in fact talking about it can be retraumatizing (Bessel 2020). Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk is a world-renowned trauma research and author of “The Body Keeps the Score”, a New York Times bestseller for years.
(786) 420-4764 View (786) 420-4764
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Mordechai Salfer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33180
Dr. Mordechai Salfer PhD maintains a private practice treating adults, adolescents and is a provider of family therapy. Dr. Salfer specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is a certified practitioner of EMDR Trauma therapy. Dr. Salfer serves as a consultant to families in crisis and provides therapeutic services and expert testimony in the areas of psychological testing/evaluation, familial trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, parent-child relationships, parental alienation and gatekeeping, and domestic violence. Dr. Salfer has experience in the field of addictions and the treatment of depression/anxiety.
Dr. Mordechai Salfer PhD maintains a private practice treating adults, adolescents and is a provider of family therapy. Dr. Salfer specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is a certified practitioner of EMDR Trauma therapy. Dr. Salfer serves as a consultant to families in crisis and provides therapeutic services and expert testimony in the areas of psychological testing/evaluation, familial trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce, parent-child relationships, parental alienation and gatekeeping, and domestic violence. Dr. Salfer has experience in the field of addictions and the treatment of depression/anxiety.
(954) 231-3404 View (954) 231-3404
Photo of Shawn Veazey, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shawn Veazey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a LCSW licensed in Florida. I have 21 years experience in the field and 14 years post graduate from USF. When I share my personal journey to becoming a LCSW I always say this field chose me. The experiences I have had in this field are truly awe inspiring and life changing. I hope that through the connections I make with each client, that they leave feeling empowered and inspired that they can lead the life they desire and deserve. I have experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, military related trauma, LGBTQIA+, chronic illness and death and dying. I have worked with all ages
Hello! I am a LCSW licensed in Florida. I have 21 years experience in the field and 14 years post graduate from USF. When I share my personal journey to becoming a LCSW I always say this field chose me. The experiences I have had in this field are truly awe inspiring and life changing. I hope that through the connections I make with each client, that they leave feeling empowered and inspired that they can lead the life they desire and deserve. I have experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, military related trauma, LGBTQIA+, chronic illness and death and dying. I have worked with all ages
(786) 509-6266 View (786) 509-6266
Photo of Laura Armide Jeanis, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Laura Armide Jeanis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
If you have found yourself browsing on this page, it is by no chance an accident. Who am I ? Well, it depends on who you ask. After doing my healing work on this soul integration journey i’ve been on, I’ve realized that I have uniquely been chosen to be here to share my light and gifts to help others be the highest and best version of themselves, on their own terms. I am Laura Armide, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida! Thank you for choosing me to guide you on your journey of healing and inner child integration.
If you have found yourself browsing on this page, it is by no chance an accident. Who am I ? Well, it depends on who you ask. After doing my healing work on this soul integration journey i’ve been on, I’ve realized that I have uniquely been chosen to be here to share my light and gifts to help others be the highest and best version of themselves, on their own terms. I am Laura Armide, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida! Thank you for choosing me to guide you on your journey of healing and inner child integration.
(786) 244-8077 View (786) 244-8077
Photo of Steven Johnson, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Steven Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33147
Hello. My name is Steve Johnson, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I have been working in the helping professions my entire adult life. I first became licensed over 25 years ago and have had the pleasure of helping many people over the years, both online and in my private practice. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families seeking counseling and served as a supervisor to newly licensed counselors and therapists. I am interested in working will clients of all ages, but working with young adults has been particularly rewarding.
Hello. My name is Steve Johnson, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). I have been working in the helping professions my entire adult life. I first became licensed over 25 years ago and have had the pleasure of helping many people over the years, both online and in my private practice. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families seeking counseling and served as a supervisor to newly licensed counselors and therapists. I am interested in working will clients of all ages, but working with young adults has been particularly rewarding.
(786) 983-6705 View (786) 983-6705
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Stephanie R Carter
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33133  (Online Only)
I really care about my work. I really care about you. It has been my privilege for many years to help adults, adolescents and children as well as families and couples improve their lives. I can help you create the life you want so you can handle whatever happens and feel good about the way you handle it. I help in a variety of ways, depending on your needs: by engaging you in therapeutic conversation, hypnosis, EMDR, and psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and behavioral interventions. I look forward to getting to know you.
I really care about my work. I really care about you. It has been my privilege for many years to help adults, adolescents and children as well as families and couples improve their lives. I can help you create the life you want so you can handle whatever happens and feel good about the way you handle it. I help in a variety of ways, depending on your needs: by engaging you in therapeutic conversation, hypnosis, EMDR, and psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and behavioral interventions. I look forward to getting to know you.
(786) 401-5148 View (786) 401-5148
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Yanet de la Tejera
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Yanet! Have you been feeling down in the dumps? Do you find it too difficult to make decisions on your own? Are you experiencing tension, high levels of stress, and become easily irritable? Is it hard to keep up with your day-to-day activities without feeling fatigued or overwhelmed?
Hi there, I'm Yanet! Have you been feeling down in the dumps? Do you find it too difficult to make decisions on your own? Are you experiencing tension, high levels of stress, and become easily irritable? Is it hard to keep up with your day-to-day activities without feeling fatigued or overwhelmed?
(786) 743-3432 View (786) 743-3432
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Kimberly Hutchinson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33130  (Online Only)
My goal is to empower you. All of us feel down or overwhelmed at times in our lives, or maybe it even feels like more than that. I'm here to help. With a busy life, additional emotional support, a sense of direction, or help understanding current circumstances may make navigating life's challenges a little easier. By working together to clarify the difficulties or challenges, and then working through them, you can achieve therapeutic goals that enable you to obtain greater self-understanding and grow into a life with less anxiety and a better ability to withstand the stresses of the everyday world.
My goal is to empower you. All of us feel down or overwhelmed at times in our lives, or maybe it even feels like more than that. I'm here to help. With a busy life, additional emotional support, a sense of direction, or help understanding current circumstances may make navigating life's challenges a little easier. By working together to clarify the difficulties or challenges, and then working through them, you can achieve therapeutic goals that enable you to obtain greater self-understanding and grow into a life with less anxiety and a better ability to withstand the stresses of the everyday world.
(305) 449-9623 View (305) 449-9623
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Debbie Bortnik
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33173
I am committed to creating a safe, caring and empowering experience for people struggling and in crisis with life stressors such as self-esteem and relationship issues. My services are rooted in self-determination and ownership of one's opportunities, motivation, capacity for change and my vast experience with a multicultural population. My areas of expertise include couples and individual therapy, anxiety, depression, trauma, domestic violence and substance abuse. I use a multi- disciplinary approach to treatment supporting analysis and self-exploration within a warm and empathic work style.
I am committed to creating a safe, caring and empowering experience for people struggling and in crisis with life stressors such as self-esteem and relationship issues. My services are rooted in self-determination and ownership of one's opportunities, motivation, capacity for change and my vast experience with a multicultural population. My areas of expertise include couples and individual therapy, anxiety, depression, trauma, domestic violence and substance abuse. I use a multi- disciplinary approach to treatment supporting analysis and self-exploration within a warm and empathic work style.
(305) 501-4113 View (305) 501-4113
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Carlos Cardenas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, QS
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33176
We all have issues we deal with on a daily basis, and therapy is about addressing those issues in a positive, effective manner. The therapy I provide focuses on what would work for you or your family. My goal is to alleviate the problem and prevent its resurgence in the future. In working with individuals, we focus on finding the core problems and providing options in fixing them.I provide an unbiased perspective in working with couples, and assist families looking for new solutions with their children and each other.
We all have issues we deal with on a daily basis, and therapy is about addressing those issues in a positive, effective manner. The therapy I provide focuses on what would work for you or your family. My goal is to alleviate the problem and prevent its resurgence in the future. In working with individuals, we focus on finding the core problems and providing options in fixing them.I provide an unbiased perspective in working with couples, and assist families looking for new solutions with their children and each other.
(305) 748-2954 View (305) 748-2954
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Aldrich Chan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33133
Dr. Aldrich Chan is a neuropsychologist. He is the founder of The Center for Neuropsychology and Consciousness, a practice specializing in neuropsychological evaluations, psychotherapy, education, cognitive rehabilitation and consultation. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor for the Doctoral and Masters program at Pepperdine University and author of an award-winning book "Reassembling Models of Reality" for the W. W. Nortons acclaimed Interpersonal Neurobiology Series. For more info visit his website: www.drchancnc.com. For reviews look up "The Center for Neuropsychology and Consciousness" on google.
Dr. Aldrich Chan is a neuropsychologist. He is the founder of The Center for Neuropsychology and Consciousness, a practice specializing in neuropsychological evaluations, psychotherapy, education, cognitive rehabilitation and consultation. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor for the Doctoral and Masters program at Pepperdine University and author of an award-winning book "Reassembling Models of Reality" for the W. W. Nortons acclaimed Interpersonal Neurobiology Series. For more info visit his website: www.drchancnc.com. For reviews look up "The Center for Neuropsychology and Consciousness" on google.
(305) 930-6697 View (305) 930-6697

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Miami, FL

3,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Miami, FL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
75% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
62% Trauma and PTSD
61% Relationship Issues
59% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
81% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Miami, FL see their clients

58% Online Only
42% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Miami?

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.