Therapists in River Walk, Miami, FL

Gary Webb
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
Gary is focused on utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to assist individuals to address themselves with compassion and understanding which is frequently the root cause of behavioral health symptoms and to move forward to develop the lifestyle that is desired according to personal values. Gary also has extensive training and education in assisting individuals to understand the impact of trauma in their lives; especially in the area of interpersonal relationships.
Gary is focused on utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to assist individuals to address themselves with compassion and understanding which is frequently the root cause of behavioral health symptoms and to move forward to develop the lifestyle that is desired according to personal values. Gary also has extensive training and education in assisting individuals to understand the impact of trauma in their lives; especially in the area of interpersonal relationships.
(786) 829-2386 View (786) 829-2386
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Key Washington
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
My passion is rooted in working with individuals who may find themselves faced with life challenges of depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as cultural specific barriers faced in the BIPOC community. Although my primary way of helping others address these hardships is through a cognitive and behavioral approach, I believe integrating techniques catered to the individual is optimal for change. Additionally, I believe our mental health is interconnected with our physical and spiritual well-being. Therefore, my focus is to help my clients align those elements for improved overall health.
My passion is rooted in working with individuals who may find themselves faced with life challenges of depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as cultural specific barriers faced in the BIPOC community. Although my primary way of helping others address these hardships is through a cognitive and behavioral approach, I believe integrating techniques catered to the individual is optimal for change. Additionally, I believe our mental health is interconnected with our physical and spiritual well-being. Therefore, my focus is to help my clients align those elements for improved overall health.
(786) 321-8224 View (786) 321-8224
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Mildred Sellars
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
HELLO! I have been a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida for 17 years. My approach to therapy is client centered, solution focused, and strengths based. I have multiple years of experience working with children, adults and families in the home and community setting. I also have an extensive background working with clients while in crisis (inpatient) and outpatient. I have helped many people that are experiencing depression, grief/loss, relationship conflicts, career changes/challenges, ADHD, and anxiety.
HELLO! I have been a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida for 17 years. My approach to therapy is client centered, solution focused, and strengths based. I have multiple years of experience working with children, adults and families in the home and community setting. I also have an extensive background working with clients while in crisis (inpatient) and outpatient. I have helped many people that are experiencing depression, grief/loss, relationship conflicts, career changes/challenges, ADHD, and anxiety.
(786) 998-6524 View (786) 998-6524
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Christopher Santini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
I feel that building a positive rapport and non judgmental therapeutic alliance with my clients the key to processing important underlying emotional challenges and conflicts in order to effect meaningful change. I use a cognitive based-person centered and task oriented approach with my clients. My specialties include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, couples counseling and marital/family conflict, as well as unique training and insight into issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.
I feel that building a positive rapport and non judgmental therapeutic alliance with my clients the key to processing important underlying emotional challenges and conflicts in order to effect meaningful change. I use a cognitive based-person centered and task oriented approach with my clients. My specialties include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, couples counseling and marital/family conflict, as well as unique training and insight into issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.
(786) 823-3594 View (786) 823-3594
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Dr. Jeff J. Rocker
Counselor, PhD, NCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified
14 Endorsed
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
With 12 years of experience working with clients going through individual, relationship, and family issues, Celebrity Therapist Dr. Jeff Rocker has provided therapeutic services to clients nationwide. He is Licensed in 14 states and has served clients from all age groups. Over the years, Dr. Jeff has organized lectures and various events in the community, including excursions and retreats for couples to improve their communication and better understand each other. He has experience working with athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In addition, Dr. Jeff has also worked with clients in the Movie, Music, and Entertainment Industries.
(786) 661-1562 View (786) 661-1562
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Hana Kuc
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC, NCC
Verified
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
I am licensed in New York with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. At this time, I can only provide therapy services via telehealth on workdays 6-9am.
I am licensed in New York with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. At this time, I can only provide therapy services via telehealth on workdays 6-9am.
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Priscilla Cerdas
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
My name is Priscilla (pronouns she/her/hers/ella). I am a first generation Latina American from Costa Rica. I am fluent in English and Spanish. I attended Lesley University for Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Dance/Movement Therapy. Currently, I teach at Lesley University as an adjunct professor for the expressive therapies graduate program. I honor the client’s whole self in treatment, paralleling the nonverbal, holistic approach of Dance/movement therapy.
My name is Priscilla (pronouns she/her/hers/ella). I am a first generation Latina American from Costa Rica. I am fluent in English and Spanish. I attended Lesley University for Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Dance/Movement Therapy. Currently, I teach at Lesley University as an adjunct professor for the expressive therapies graduate program. I honor the client’s whole self in treatment, paralleling the nonverbal, holistic approach of Dance/movement therapy.
(786) 977-2202 View (786) 977-2202
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Alayna Bootsma
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
Book with me on my website! As a licensed mental health counselor, I am dedicated to helping individuals overcome their challenges and live their best lives. I believe that counseling is a collaborative process, and I work closely with my clients to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to their unique and goals. My approach is client-centered, meaning that I prioritize your needs and goals in our sessions. I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and I strive to create a safe, non-judgemental space where my clients can explore their thoughts and feelings without fear of criticism.
Book with me on my website! As a licensed mental health counselor, I am dedicated to helping individuals overcome their challenges and live their best lives. I believe that counseling is a collaborative process, and I work closely with my clients to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to their unique and goals. My approach is client-centered, meaning that I prioritize your needs and goals in our sessions. I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, and I strive to create a safe, non-judgemental space where my clients can explore their thoughts and feelings without fear of criticism.
(786) 840-9802 View (786) 840-9802
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Phylice Kessler
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
I understand the deep desire to rid yourself of anxiety, depression, insecurities — the need to feel loved and supported — the wanting to fit in. My journey to self-discovery and healing began with someone giving me the tools I needed. With years of first-hand experience navigating the darkness, I’m able to utilize my master's degree in Mental Health Counseling, life-coaching certification, and master yoga teaching experience to give you the guidance needed to watch your life completely change.
I understand the deep desire to rid yourself of anxiety, depression, insecurities — the need to feel loved and supported — the wanting to fit in. My journey to self-discovery and healing began with someone giving me the tools I needed. With years of first-hand experience navigating the darkness, I’m able to utilize my master's degree in Mental Health Counseling, life-coaching certification, and master yoga teaching experience to give you the guidance needed to watch your life completely change.
(786) 751-7574 View (786) 751-7574
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Chandler Welch
PhD, LMHC
Verified
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131
The people I work with are basically emotionally healthy. But anxiety, self-doubt, and even loneliness are a few examples of what can undermine self-esteem, confidence and good feelings we have about ourselves and the direction of our lives. Feeling strong about being the man or woman we know we really are - requires confidence and strong self-esteem - which is the oxygen needed to be effective, genuine and totally attuned to ourselves and others.
The people I work with are basically emotionally healthy. But anxiety, self-doubt, and even loneliness are a few examples of what can undermine self-esteem, confidence and good feelings we have about ourselves and the direction of our lives. Feeling strong about being the man or woman we know we really are - requires confidence and strong self-esteem - which is the oxygen needed to be effective, genuine and totally attuned to ourselves and others.
(786) 410-2855 View (786) 410-2855
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Batia Gold
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
My name is Batia Gold, and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor specializing in trauma, depression, and anxiety. My interest in trauma work stems from being a child of Holocaust Survivors. Growing up I heard many stories by survivors and was witness to the incredible resiliency of the human spirit. I received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Gulf Coast University and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. I am also a Certified Addictions Counselor with both state and international certification.
My name is Batia Gold, and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor specializing in trauma, depression, and anxiety. My interest in trauma work stems from being a child of Holocaust Survivors. Growing up I heard many stories by survivors and was witness to the incredible resiliency of the human spirit. I received my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Gulf Coast University and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. I am also a Certified Addictions Counselor with both state and international certification.
(786) 919-6144 View (786) 919-6144
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Tanya Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
Hi I am Tanya Thompson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have eleven years experience counseling people with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma. Over the years, I have seen clients make long-lasting and positive life changes. These changes occur when people delve into the causes of their depression and anxiety. Using a cognitive-behavioral approach we will work together to change the negative thought patterns that accompany depression and anxiety.
Hi I am Tanya Thompson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have eleven years experience counseling people with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma. Over the years, I have seen clients make long-lasting and positive life changes. These changes occur when people delve into the causes of their depression and anxiety. Using a cognitive-behavioral approach we will work together to change the negative thought patterns that accompany depression and anxiety.
(786) 998-9451 View (786) 998-9451
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Melanie Juli
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
Melanie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities from Florida Atlantic University and then went on to complete her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2012. Melanie has extensive experience treating clients with addiction disorders as well as working with their family’s and loved ones who were working on they’re own program of recovery as well. Melanie has also worked within a community health setting and focused on assisting clients with processing past trauma and mental health issues as well. Melanie’s specialties include:
Melanie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her BA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities from Florida Atlantic University and then went on to complete her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 2012. Melanie has extensive experience treating clients with addiction disorders as well as working with their family’s and loved ones who were working on they’re own program of recovery as well. Melanie has also worked within a community health setting and focused on assisting clients with processing past trauma and mental health issues as well. Melanie’s specialties include:
(786) 933-4164 View (786) 933-4164
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Migdalia Rodriguez Human-Animal Bonding Therapist
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Migdalia aka Micki, a Human-Animal Bonding Therapist and owner & founder of Modern Mind Therapy LLC dedicated to fostering emotional well-being through the incredible power of the human-animal connection. As a Licensed mental health therapist with specialized training in Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), I bring a dynamic approach to mental health and well-being. With a deep understanding of the human-animal bond, I am committed to helping individuals of all ages overcome challenges, enhance their emotional resilience, and promote personal growth. I am also authorized to issue emotional support animal ESA/PSD letters.
Hi! I am Migdalia aka Micki, a Human-Animal Bonding Therapist and owner & founder of Modern Mind Therapy LLC dedicated to fostering emotional well-being through the incredible power of the human-animal connection. As a Licensed mental health therapist with specialized training in Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), I bring a dynamic approach to mental health and well-being. With a deep understanding of the human-animal bond, I am committed to helping individuals of all ages overcome challenges, enhance their emotional resilience, and promote personal growth. I am also authorized to issue emotional support animal ESA/PSD letters.
(954) 758-5265 View (954) 758-5265
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Lindsay Scoffil
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with 4 years of post-graduate experience. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, relationship issues, trauma, and abuse. I also have experience working with intimacy related issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story, and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am proud of you for getting started!
I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with 4 years of post-graduate experience. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, relationship issues, trauma, and abuse. I also have experience working with intimacy related issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story, and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and I am proud of you for getting started!
(786) 648-8304 View (786) 648-8304
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Kristen Hanlon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Kristen and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who is available to help you meet your needs, identify your own established strengths, and ways you can improve the quality of your life and relationships. With a background in adult crisis management and current work with children and adolescents, I have a diverse set of techniques and tools to help you achieve your goals.
Hello, my name is Kristen and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who is available to help you meet your needs, identify your own established strengths, and ways you can improve the quality of your life and relationships. With a background in adult crisis management and current work with children and adolescents, I have a diverse set of techniques and tools to help you achieve your goals.
(786) 841-8486 View (786) 841-8486
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Mellisa Gooden
Counselor, LMHC, MFT
Verified
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
Psychotherapist Mellisa Gooden, LMFT, LMHC, is dedicated to providing therapeutic care to individuals, couples, and families. With over 16 years of expertise, Mellisa specializes in addressing anxiety, trauma (including racial trauma), and relational problems. Guided by honesty, kindness, and unwavering support, Mellisa creates an open, safe, and peaceful environment for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. Passionate about mental wellness and committed to serving the community, Mellisa believes true wellness begins with cultivating our mental health.
Psychotherapist Mellisa Gooden, LMFT, LMHC, is dedicated to providing therapeutic care to individuals, couples, and families. With over 16 years of expertise, Mellisa specializes in addressing anxiety, trauma (including racial trauma), and relational problems. Guided by honesty, kindness, and unwavering support, Mellisa creates an open, safe, and peaceful environment for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. Passionate about mental wellness and committed to serving the community, Mellisa believes true wellness begins with cultivating our mental health.
(786) 743-6460 View (786) 743-6460
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Denise Craig
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor in Florida, who believes in providing clients a safe space to fully express themselves while gaining clarity. For the past 5 years, I have been working with adults and adolescents, who need assistance with depression, anxiety, stress, and anger management. My goal is to collaboratively work with individuals on their treatment goals. That will be the priority throughout treatment. In order to create lasting change, I believe we must first create awareness into what we are experiencing and why.
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor in Florida, who believes in providing clients a safe space to fully express themselves while gaining clarity. For the past 5 years, I have been working with adults and adolescents, who need assistance with depression, anxiety, stress, and anger management. My goal is to collaboratively work with individuals on their treatment goals. That will be the priority throughout treatment. In order to create lasting change, I believe we must first create awareness into what we are experiencing and why.
(786) 827-6734 View (786) 827-6734
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Craig Alan Handwerker
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131
My name is Craig Handwerker and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been counseling individuals and families since 1996. My theoretical approach to counseling is eclectic where I incorporate primarily cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and psychodynamic approaches to counseling. My goal and passion is to see lives transformed by those who are motivated to seek true change. It is a pleasure to see the human heart and soul moved in order to bring about healthy change and restoration to love and truth. Authentic love and truth lived out brings sincere peace and joy into one's life.
My name is Craig Handwerker and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been counseling individuals and families since 1996. My theoretical approach to counseling is eclectic where I incorporate primarily cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and psychodynamic approaches to counseling. My goal and passion is to see lives transformed by those who are motivated to seek true change. It is a pleasure to see the human heart and soul moved in order to bring about healthy change and restoration to love and truth. Authentic love and truth lived out brings sincere peace and joy into one's life.
(954) 933-5272 View (954) 933-5272
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Michele Bradford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
River Walk, Miami, FL 33131  (Online Only)
Michele is a certified Spiritual Counselor & Companion, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and an Educator. In addition, Michele has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families. Michele takes a holistic approach, working with individuals to understand that healing is mind, body, and spirt connection. She will often provide tools to clients that allow for inner safety and spaciousness in being able to process those difficult emotions by building inner self-trust.
Michele is a certified Spiritual Counselor & Companion, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and an Educator. In addition, Michele has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families. Michele takes a holistic approach, working with individuals to understand that healing is mind, body, and spirt connection. She will often provide tools to clients that allow for inner safety and spaciousness in being able to process those difficult emotions by building inner self-trust.
(786) 998-6035 View (786) 998-6035

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Number of Therapists in River Walk, Miami, FL

30+

Average cost per session

$162

Therapists in River Walk, Miami, FL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
74% Depression
74% Stress
58% Grief
55% Trauma and PTSD
47% Family Conflict
39% Parenting

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
88% Other
82% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in River Walk, Miami, FL see their clients

84% Online Only
16% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in River Walk, Miami?

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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.