Therapists in Miami Lakes, FL

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Hogares Transformados
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MFT
Verified
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Christian Clinician, and Ordained Minister. Individual, couple, and family therapist. We also offer psychotherapy, and psychological evaluations for clients who have a case with an immigration attorney, and whose emotional functioning might be affected.
Christian Clinician, and Ordained Minister. Individual, couple, and family therapist. We also offer psychotherapy, and psychological evaluations for clients who have a case with an immigration attorney, and whose emotional functioning might be affected.
(786) 304-1949 View (786) 304-1949
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Laura Essen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTP, CCTP
Verified
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Most people experience thoughts, feelings & behaviors that prevent them from being truly happy or accomplishing their life goals. I am a psychotherapist in private practice. For 36 years, I have been helping people to heal and change their lives . Also,I am a published author. I have many years of successful experience working with adults who are experiencing a wide- range of difficulties such as, Depression, Anxiety, Panic/Anxiety attacks, Phobias, Self-Esteem issues, Trauma & PTSD , Social Anxiety, Grief, & Bereavement , Relationship issues, Stress, Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Neglect , Trauma, and ACOA issues &others.
Most people experience thoughts, feelings & behaviors that prevent them from being truly happy or accomplishing their life goals. I am a psychotherapist in private practice. For 36 years, I have been helping people to heal and change their lives . Also,I am a published author. I have many years of successful experience working with adults who are experiencing a wide- range of difficulties such as, Depression, Anxiety, Panic/Anxiety attacks, Phobias, Self-Esteem issues, Trauma & PTSD , Social Anxiety, Grief, & Bereavement , Relationship issues, Stress, Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Neglect , Trauma, and ACOA issues &others.
(305) 823-3438 View (305) 823-3438
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ARC Mental Health
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
I help individuals who are struggling with emotional, mental, behavioral, interpersonal, and or/ spiritual challenges. Clients typically come to me with symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, stress, past trauma, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and/ or addiction. I help connect my clients with any referrals they may need in conjunction to counseling (i.e. Psychiatrist and other specialists). HABLO ESPANOL!
I help individuals who are struggling with emotional, mental, behavioral, interpersonal, and or/ spiritual challenges. Clients typically come to me with symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, stress, past trauma, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and/ or addiction. I help connect my clients with any referrals they may need in conjunction to counseling (i.e. Psychiatrist and other specialists). HABLO ESPANOL!
(305) 614-3056 View (305) 614-3056
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Miami Lakes Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
I am a licensed clinical psychotherapist and qualified state supervisor, and I treat children, adolescents, adults and older adults. I see people with anxiety/panics/fears and depression/sadness/hopelessness, in individual and in couples therapy. I help my clients surpass life's difficult challenges by providing support and help navigate life's transitions. For many, past painful experiences get in the way of living the life you want- the low self esteem, negative self talk, depression/anxiety, nervousness. In therapy, we would address the difficulties in different phases of life, the hardships in your professional career, challenges in your relationships, poor choices, the negative patterns of your thoughts.
I am a licensed clinical psychotherapist and qualified state supervisor, and I treat children, adolescents, adults and older adults. I see people with anxiety/panics/fears and depression/sadness/hopelessness, in individual and in couples therapy. I help my clients surpass life's difficult challenges by providing support and help navigate life's transitions. For many, past painful experiences get in the way of living the life you want- the low self esteem, negative self talk, depression/anxiety, nervousness. In therapy, we would address the difficulties in different phases of life, the hardships in your professional career, challenges in your relationships, poor choices, the negative patterns of your thoughts.
(786) 650-1826 View (786) 650-1826
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Trinity CMHC, Inc
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
At some point in our lives we all feel empty, unfulfilled, insecure, and with a lack of direction. No matter how painful your situation may appear, we at Trinity CMHC can help bring more MEANING and FULFILLMENT to your life by empowering you to make better personal decisions and take more deliberate actions in your life. Depression, anxiety, stress, or other mental health problems can lead to school failure, family conflicts, substance abuse, violence and even self harm when left untreated. At Trinity CMHC we specialize in treating these issues and helping you LIVE A MORE FULFILLING LIFE.
At some point in our lives we all feel empty, unfulfilled, insecure, and with a lack of direction. No matter how painful your situation may appear, we at Trinity CMHC can help bring more MEANING and FULFILLMENT to your life by empowering you to make better personal decisions and take more deliberate actions in your life. Depression, anxiety, stress, or other mental health problems can lead to school failure, family conflicts, substance abuse, violence and even self harm when left untreated. At Trinity CMHC we specialize in treating these issues and helping you LIVE A MORE FULFILLING LIFE.
(305) 760-9802 View (305) 760-9802
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Joshua Rooks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
I am a clinical psychologist / neuropsychologist with expertise in providing both therapy and evaluations addressing a wide range of psychological and neurocognitive disorders. I specialize in working with individuals and their family/caregivers managing chronic health conditions. While drawing from evidence-based practices (e.g., CBT, ACT, CPT, MBCT), my approach to treatment is grounded in authenticity, collaboration, and the creation of a safe and welcoming space from which to assist each individual in reaching their unique goals.
I am a clinical psychologist / neuropsychologist with expertise in providing both therapy and evaluations addressing a wide range of psychological and neurocognitive disorders. I specialize in working with individuals and their family/caregivers managing chronic health conditions. While drawing from evidence-based practices (e.g., CBT, ACT, CPT, MBCT), my approach to treatment is grounded in authenticity, collaboration, and the creation of a safe and welcoming space from which to assist each individual in reaching their unique goals.
(786) 305-6990 View (786) 305-6990
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Ange-Fennie Jean
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Ange-Fennie Jean, LMFT Ange-Fennie Jean is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida who has been practicing since 2017. Ange-Fennie has experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. She works with her clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. Ange-Fennie is here to support and empower you in that journey.
Ange-Fennie Jean, LMFT Ange-Fennie Jean is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida who has been practicing since 2017. Ange-Fennie has experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. She works with her clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. Ange-Fennie is here to support and empower you in that journey.
(786) 882-9906 View (786) 882-9906
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Sarai Nammur
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
If you are someone who has been through pain but you know there is more to life and more that you can give, you have come to the right place. I have acquired a strong belief that the only true path to well-being, happiness, and living a fulfilled life is to learn the mindset, attitudes, and mental characteristics needed to thrive. Many times in our journey through life we lose sight of our true purpose and potential when the cloud of past and current painful experiences/memories hang over us and manifests themselves as hopelessness, low self-esteem, feelings of low self-worth, overwhelming emotions, negative choices, and despair.
If you are someone who has been through pain but you know there is more to life and more that you can give, you have come to the right place. I have acquired a strong belief that the only true path to well-being, happiness, and living a fulfilled life is to learn the mindset, attitudes, and mental characteristics needed to thrive. Many times in our journey through life we lose sight of our true purpose and potential when the cloud of past and current painful experiences/memories hang over us and manifests themselves as hopelessness, low self-esteem, feelings of low self-worth, overwhelming emotions, negative choices, and despair.
(786) 244-7714 View (786) 244-7714
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Daniel Medina
Pastoral Counselor, MEd, MDiv, DMin
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Let me help you find an authentic drive for transformation. You deserve quality of life, fulfilling work and meaningful relationships. Through Philosophical Counseling, Spiritual Direction or Life Coaching, you will acquire inner understanding, emotional intelligence and experience healing. Our counseling modality is an eclectic and effective combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy, Logic-Based Therapy, Religious Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction principles. I only employ religious/spiritual language and constructs if requested by my clients.
Let me help you find an authentic drive for transformation. You deserve quality of life, fulfilling work and meaningful relationships. Through Philosophical Counseling, Spiritual Direction or Life Coaching, you will acquire inner understanding, emotional intelligence and experience healing. Our counseling modality is an eclectic and effective combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy, Logic-Based Therapy, Religious Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction principles. I only employ religious/spiritual language and constructs if requested by my clients.
(754) 600-4849 View (754) 600-4849
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Xenia Cabrera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
We all experience trauma, uncertainty and severe stressors in our lives. I believe that positive change is possible at any age or stage of life. I will work with you to identify triggers to struggles and develop a plan to help you reach your goals so that you can find fulfillment, stability and peace. My approach to counseling is practical, short-term and solution focused. I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents as well families having difficulties adjusting to life changes and transitions such as relationship issues, divorce, work/life balance, behavioral problems and/or academic concerns.
We all experience trauma, uncertainty and severe stressors in our lives. I believe that positive change is possible at any age or stage of life. I will work with you to identify triggers to struggles and develop a plan to help you reach your goals so that you can find fulfillment, stability and peace. My approach to counseling is practical, short-term and solution focused. I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents as well families having difficulties adjusting to life changes and transitions such as relationship issues, divorce, work/life balance, behavioral problems and/or academic concerns.
(305) 882-9519 View (305) 882-9519
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Melanie Velasquez
MHC, MS
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
In my years of experience working with the adolescent population, I’ve came to the realization that this generation is navigating a world far different than the one I once knew at their age. They challenge our systems and pre-conceived notions of how things “should” be. Adolescents often feel alone, misunderstood, and confused during this period of immense growth.
In my years of experience working with the adolescent population, I’ve came to the realization that this generation is navigating a world far different than the one I once knew at their age. They challenge our systems and pre-conceived notions of how things “should” be. Adolescents often feel alone, misunderstood, and confused during this period of immense growth.
(305) 912-9087 View (305) 912-9087
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Stefanie Kalski
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Life is not always perfect, it can be challenging. If you are struggling, it may be necessary to reach out to a compassionate counselor to help you regain your balance. I hope I am that counselor. Let me help you experience extraordinary transformations. By providing a non-judgmental environment and using a holistic approach, our work together will create meaningful changes.
Life is not always perfect, it can be challenging. If you are struggling, it may be necessary to reach out to a compassionate counselor to help you regain your balance. I hope I am that counselor. Let me help you experience extraordinary transformations. By providing a non-judgmental environment and using a holistic approach, our work together will create meaningful changes.
(786) 244-2289 View (786) 244-2289
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Thrive Psychological Associates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
We provide in person and telehealth, culturally sensitive psychological, educational, and social support services to individuals, couples, families and groups in order to assist them in growing, flourishing and successfully realizing their academic, occupational, personal, relational, and/or social goals. We are committed to meeting the needs of all those we serve. As members of this community and because we care, it is our mission to be of significant value to the people of South Florida and beyond by offering services that are sensitive, timely and ethically sound.
We provide in person and telehealth, culturally sensitive psychological, educational, and social support services to individuals, couples, families and groups in order to assist them in growing, flourishing and successfully realizing their academic, occupational, personal, relational, and/or social goals. We are committed to meeting the needs of all those we serve. As members of this community and because we care, it is our mission to be of significant value to the people of South Florida and beyond by offering services that are sensitive, timely and ethically sound.
(305) 676-8631 View (305) 676-8631
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The Therapy Labs by Rosa Barroso, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC, RPT-S, EMDR, RRT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Parents, do you need help with your child or teenager? Do you want to minimize the negative interactions and increase the positive interactions? Tired of the tantrums or talking back? A child's behavior is their way of communicating with you. Together we can work on understanding what your child is "saying". If you are an adult seeking some assistance, our practice also has counselors that specialize working with adults, contact us for more information.
Parents, do you need help with your child or teenager? Do you want to minimize the negative interactions and increase the positive interactions? Tired of the tantrums or talking back? A child's behavior is their way of communicating with you. Together we can work on understanding what your child is "saying". If you are an adult seeking some assistance, our practice also has counselors that specialize working with adults, contact us for more information.
(305) 530-8119 View (305) 530-8119
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Odalys Valencia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you. I realize that no two people are the same and as such tailor my therapy to meet the specific needs of my clients. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression or any other issue, I will help you recognize underlying problems, fully realize your strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things in a different healthier way.
You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you. I realize that no two people are the same and as such tailor my therapy to meet the specific needs of my clients. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression or any other issue, I will help you recognize underlying problems, fully realize your strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things in a different healthier way.
(786) 732-3073 View (786) 732-3073
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Carolina Herrera
Counselor, LMHC, CIMHP
Verified
Miami Lakes, FL 33016  (Online Only)
Taking the courageous step of seeking support can be a transformative experience. Whether you're looking to navigate your emotions, conquer negative thought patterns, explore self-discovery, or proactively prevent unhealthy cycles, therapy is valuable asset. I've guided countless individuals on their path to overcoming challenges such as depression, anxiety, boosting self-esteem, improving relationships, and coping with life's unexpected twists. I'm here to stand by your side, empowering you on your journey towards self-care and mental well-being.
Taking the courageous step of seeking support can be a transformative experience. Whether you're looking to navigate your emotions, conquer negative thought patterns, explore self-discovery, or proactively prevent unhealthy cycles, therapy is valuable asset. I've guided countless individuals on their path to overcoming challenges such as depression, anxiety, boosting self-esteem, improving relationships, and coping with life's unexpected twists. I'm here to stand by your side, empowering you on your journey towards self-care and mental well-being.
(954) 710-6515 View (954) 710-6515
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Dr. Luis D Permuy
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
Miami Lakes, FL 33018
Founder President at PERMUY DIVERSITY INTERVENTION LLC. Experienced Behavior Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Professional results in different counties of Florida States helping clients achieve their relationships goals. Skilled in Parent Education, Adolescent Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Health.
Founder President at PERMUY DIVERSITY INTERVENTION LLC. Experienced Behavior Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Professional results in different counties of Florida States helping clients achieve their relationships goals. Skilled in Parent Education, Adolescent Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Health.
(305) 520-7369 View (305) 520-7369
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Kathleen J. Kurtz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
My goal as a therapist is to help all of my clients improve their relationships with others and increase the quality of their lives. I work with men and women, individually or together as a couple to heal their pasts and resolve unfinished issues in order to be able to love fully. I've been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 30 years and am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist specializing in couples work. My B.A. is in Psychology from UF and my MSW is from FSU.
My goal as a therapist is to help all of my clients improve their relationships with others and increase the quality of their lives. I work with men and women, individually or together as a couple to heal their pasts and resolve unfinished issues in order to be able to love fully. I've been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 30 years and am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist specializing in couples work. My B.A. is in Psychology from UF and my MSW is from FSU.
(305) 981-6991 View (305) 981-6991
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Ana Der-Kutil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Miami Lakes, FL 33016  (Online Only)
Maintaining a fulfilling and healthy relationship can be one of our most demanding and difficult of tasks. Daily stressors such as work, finances, children and society's demands can have a negative impact on today's couples. Are you and your partner experiencing issues that are straining your relationship and perhaps even threatening its foundation? If so, I can provide you with the guidance you need to regain stability and balance in your present situation. In Couples Counseling, we can explore many tools and skills that will help restore your relationship and improve your overall happiness.
Maintaining a fulfilling and healthy relationship can be one of our most demanding and difficult of tasks. Daily stressors such as work, finances, children and society's demands can have a negative impact on today's couples. Are you and your partner experiencing issues that are straining your relationship and perhaps even threatening its foundation? If so, I can provide you with the guidance you need to regain stability and balance in your present situation. In Couples Counseling, we can explore many tools and skills that will help restore your relationship and improve your overall happiness.
(954) 401-2003 View (954) 401-2003
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Eden Costa
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Miami Lakes, FL 33014  (Online Only)
My name is Eden, and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I have practiced in the mental health field for over 3 years. I have worked with clients both in crisis and in an outpatient setting. I have experience in individual, group and family therapy. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults. I have experience with clients coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss and bipolar disorder.
My name is Eden, and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I have practiced in the mental health field for over 3 years. I have worked with clients both in crisis and in an outpatient setting. I have experience in individual, group and family therapy. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults. I have experience with clients coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss and bipolar disorder.
(305) 518-1246 View (305) 518-1246

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Number of Therapists in Miami Lakes, FL

60+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Miami Lakes, FL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
69% Grief
69% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Cigna and Evernorth
78% Aetna
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Miami Lakes, FL see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Miami Lakes?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.