Therapists in Orlando, FL

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Photo of Randiesa Spires, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orlando, FL
Randiesa Spires
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
Struggling with relationships, past trauma, or feeling low? Offering online therapy in FL, NC, SC, VA, PA, & MA. Let's delve deep into emotional challenges, gain clarity, and discover coping mechanisms. Strengthen bonds, understand yourself better, and embark on your healing journey. Specialized in individual and couples therapy. Connect today!
Struggling with relationships, past trauma, or feeling low? Offering online therapy in FL, NC, SC, VA, PA, & MA. Let's delve deep into emotional challenges, gain clarity, and discover coping mechanisms. Strengthen bonds, understand yourself better, and embark on your healing journey. Specialized in individual and couples therapy. Connect today!
(321) 334-2224 View (321) 334-2224
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Brianna Edwards
Counselor, MS, LMHC, RPT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32809
If you are reading this, chances are you have a child or teenager in need of counseling. Maybe you feel worn out by parenting challenges you never anticipated... or perhaps your precious child was exposed to hurts that you were not there to control. If you can relate, I am so glad you are here. I specialize with children and teens, ages 3-18, who have a history of trauma or attachment wounding. You might notice your child experiencing intense anger outbursts, aggression, shut downs, anxiety, depression, & more. These are just clues to a deeper root.
If you are reading this, chances are you have a child or teenager in need of counseling. Maybe you feel worn out by parenting challenges you never anticipated... or perhaps your precious child was exposed to hurts that you were not there to control. If you can relate, I am so glad you are here. I specialize with children and teens, ages 3-18, who have a history of trauma or attachment wounding. You might notice your child experiencing intense anger outbursts, aggression, shut downs, anxiety, depression, & more. These are just clues to a deeper root.
(407) 530-3698 View (407) 530-3698
Photo of Anastasia Bipat, Counselor in Orlando, FL
Anastasia Bipat
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32803
Do you feel overwhelmed, bogged down, depressed or anxious? I can help you find ways to navigate these struggles. I have an incredible passion for working with others and helping you to find balance in your life. We can work collaboratively to identify what is creating these difficulties and work through them, step by step. I strive to create a supportive space where you feel safe, allowing us to reach the goals you have set for yourself, together.
Do you feel overwhelmed, bogged down, depressed or anxious? I can help you find ways to navigate these struggles. I have an incredible passion for working with others and helping you to find balance in your life. We can work collaboratively to identify what is creating these difficulties and work through them, step by step. I strive to create a supportive space where you feel safe, allowing us to reach the goals you have set for yourself, together.
(321) 413-8053 View (321) 413-8053
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David Franklin Goodridge
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32832
I have spent many years working with the troubled, depressed, and mentally ill, especially focusing on families. I work with individuals from teens through to adulthood, as well as just about all ethnicities, and cultures. I believe there is a strong correlation between mind, spirit, and body, and I therefore incorporate my experience and knowledge within my therapy, using a variety of therapies including, Client Centered, Family Systems, as Behavioral therapies. It has always been and will continue to be my pleasure to serve.
I have spent many years working with the troubled, depressed, and mentally ill, especially focusing on families. I work with individuals from teens through to adulthood, as well as just about all ethnicities, and cultures. I believe there is a strong correlation between mind, spirit, and body, and I therefore incorporate my experience and knowledge within my therapy, using a variety of therapies including, Client Centered, Family Systems, as Behavioral therapies. It has always been and will continue to be my pleasure to serve.
(321) 320-6676 View (321) 320-6676
Photo of Marisa Bovey, Counselor in Orlando, FL
Marisa Bovey
Counselor, MA, LMHC, QS
Verified
8 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32822
I help humans who want to work on themselves, gain insight, and confidence through self discovery by giving them an open, accepting, non-judgmental environment where they can feel safe to resolve any challenges. Do you feel stuck, frustrated and/or having a hard time coping with life's challenges? What if you could have someone present to help you reach your goals for more self confidence, belonging and empowerment? Sometimes the path to reaching your goals isn't always clear and at times we may need someone to help us process specific situations, traumatic events and triggers.
I help humans who want to work on themselves, gain insight, and confidence through self discovery by giving them an open, accepting, non-judgmental environment where they can feel safe to resolve any challenges. Do you feel stuck, frustrated and/or having a hard time coping with life's challenges? What if you could have someone present to help you reach your goals for more self confidence, belonging and empowerment? Sometimes the path to reaching your goals isn't always clear and at times we may need someone to help us process specific situations, traumatic events and triggers.
(407) 531-8836 View (407) 531-8836
Photo of Cynthia Crouch, Counselor in Orlando, FL
Cynthia Crouch
Counselor, LMHC, CSAT, CAP, EMDR I
Verified
4 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a trauma trained and informed EMDR I clinician. Do you or someone you love struggle with an addiction? Is your anxiety overwhelming? Have you lost someone you love? Do you feel like no one understands your struggles? I do, and I am here to offer you compassion and unconditional acceptance. I would love to help you to understand that struggling with addiction and/or a mental health disorder does NOT define who you are. It is something you have, and it CAN be treated.
Currently accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a trauma trained and informed EMDR I clinician. Do you or someone you love struggle with an addiction? Is your anxiety overwhelming? Have you lost someone you love? Do you feel like no one understands your struggles? I do, and I am here to offer you compassion and unconditional acceptance. I would love to help you to understand that struggling with addiction and/or a mental health disorder does NOT define who you are. It is something you have, and it CAN be treated.
(407) 955-9934 View (407) 955-9934
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Amber Schultes
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32822
Do you have moments when your emotions are too much to bear, and you are unsure how to move forward? You may feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, confused, angry, and maybe even numb. I can’t promise to make you forget all your heartaches, but I can give you the tools needed to handle them effectively. I have experience working with children, preteens, teenagers, adults, and the geriatric population. I have also worked with many challenges, ranging from depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+ concerns, substance abuse, trauma, stress management, relationship issues, self-esteem, co-dependency, women’s issues, and career counseling.
Do you have moments when your emotions are too much to bear, and you are unsure how to move forward? You may feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, confused, angry, and maybe even numb. I can’t promise to make you forget all your heartaches, but I can give you the tools needed to handle them effectively. I have experience working with children, preteens, teenagers, adults, and the geriatric population. I have also worked with many challenges, ranging from depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+ concerns, substance abuse, trauma, stress management, relationship issues, self-esteem, co-dependency, women’s issues, and career counseling.
(407) 214-3755 View (407) 214-3755
Photo of Mary McInerney Lcsw Rpt-S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orlando, FL
Mary McInerney Lcsw Rpt-S
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified
7 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32822
Feeling stressed and frustrated with your child? Not sure how to help them or understand their behavior. I work collaboratively with you to understand your child and develop a healthier relationship and family life. Are you having big reactions, feeling stressed frequently, or have experienced trauma. I also love working with adults to deal with the difficult challenges life can bring. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified in EMDR, safe and sound protocol and a registered play therapist. I use Play/Sand Therapy, EMDR, SSP, ego states/parts work and parenting support/education.
Feeling stressed and frustrated with your child? Not sure how to help them or understand their behavior. I work collaboratively with you to understand your child and develop a healthier relationship and family life. Are you having big reactions, feeling stressed frequently, or have experienced trauma. I also love working with adults to deal with the difficult challenges life can bring. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified in EMDR, safe and sound protocol and a registered play therapist. I use Play/Sand Therapy, EMDR, SSP, ego states/parts work and parenting support/education.
(321) 274-4127 View (321) 274-4127
Photo of Kelly Lafferman in Orlando, FL
Kelly Lafferman
MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32804
I provide individual and couples therapy for adults (as well as for business partners and executive teams). I offer a warm, welcoming and open setting with zero judgment. You are safe here. I believe we all have the ability inside ourselves to make the changes we want in our lives. If you are seeking a person-centered therapist to help navigate change, recognize your pain, hear your voice, hold you accountable, and truly see you, I am here to walk through this process and build a connection together. My skills as a long-time business professional combined with my therapist experience provide a unique perspective.
I provide individual and couples therapy for adults (as well as for business partners and executive teams). I offer a warm, welcoming and open setting with zero judgment. You are safe here. I believe we all have the ability inside ourselves to make the changes we want in our lives. If you are seeking a person-centered therapist to help navigate change, recognize your pain, hear your voice, hold you accountable, and truly see you, I am here to walk through this process and build a connection together. My skills as a long-time business professional combined with my therapist experience provide a unique perspective.
(321) 218-5928 View (321) 218-5928
Photo of Amy Wilkes, Counselor in Orlando, FL
Amy Wilkes
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CAP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32803
Are you ready for something to change? Are you tired of carrying around the weight of your past experiences, heavy emotions, and suffering relationships? You have already made the first and biggest step towards making that happen by looking for a therapist. That’s where our work together can start.
Are you ready for something to change? Are you tired of carrying around the weight of your past experiences, heavy emotions, and suffering relationships? You have already made the first and biggest step towards making that happen by looking for a therapist. That’s where our work together can start.
(689) 202-3465 View (689) 202-3465
Photo of Patricia Del Manzano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Orlando, FL
Patricia Del Manzano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Orlando, FL 32828  (Online Only)
Life hits hard and I’m here to help you win that fight. My goal is for you to break free from those worries, that low motivation that makes you feel stuck and, hopelessness and to regain that magical life you deserve. As a LCSW with 5 years experience in the field, I’ve had strong success in helping my clients develop healthier thought patterns and cognitive behavior techniques that will help manage symptoms of anxiety and/depression. I also have experience working with life transitions, career changes, relationship issues, and self esteem.
Life hits hard and I’m here to help you win that fight. My goal is for you to break free from those worries, that low motivation that makes you feel stuck and, hopelessness and to regain that magical life you deserve. As a LCSW with 5 years experience in the field, I’ve had strong success in helping my clients develop healthier thought patterns and cognitive behavior techniques that will help manage symptoms of anxiety and/depression. I also have experience working with life transitions, career changes, relationship issues, and self esteem.
(407) 250-9190 View (407) 250-9190
Photo of Shamma Patel, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Orlando, FL
Shamma Patel
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, BS, RMHCi
Verified
Orlando, FL 32819
While majority of people experience difficulties in life, not all have access to a solid support system or additional tools to overcome life's hurdles. My aim is to provide empathic support while facilitating the process of overcoming difficult life challenges in order to ultimately regain emotional stability in life.
While majority of people experience difficulties in life, not all have access to a solid support system or additional tools to overcome life's hurdles. My aim is to provide empathic support while facilitating the process of overcoming difficult life challenges in order to ultimately regain emotional stability in life.
(561) 567-0347 View (561) 567-0347
Photo of Dr. Samantha Rae, Psychologist in Orlando, FL
Dr. Samantha Rae
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32828  (Online Only)
Does it feel like the successful person others see doesn’t always match how you feel inside? As an ambitious professional or entrepreneur, you have big goals and high expectations for yourself. You work hard to keep all the plates spinning. With that comes a lot of stress and a lot of time in your head—worrying, overthinking, and obsessing until you’re overwhelmed. Enter procrastination. You’d rather fail by not trying than risk doing something less than perfectly. Consumed by self-doubt, you turn to food, alcohol, or mindless scrolling, the exact opposite of what you want to be doing! You can’t seem to get out of your own way.
Does it feel like the successful person others see doesn’t always match how you feel inside? As an ambitious professional or entrepreneur, you have big goals and high expectations for yourself. You work hard to keep all the plates spinning. With that comes a lot of stress and a lot of time in your head—worrying, overthinking, and obsessing until you’re overwhelmed. Enter procrastination. You’d rather fail by not trying than risk doing something less than perfectly. Consumed by self-doubt, you turn to food, alcohol, or mindless scrolling, the exact opposite of what you want to be doing! You can’t seem to get out of your own way.
(407) 289-0719 View (407) 289-0719
Photo of George Marshall Ramsey, Counselor in Orlando, FL
George Marshall Ramsey
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32818
My personal approach to therapy is a combination of education and personal experiences. I believe in finding where the client and I "connect" as fellow humans and then to work from there; the human factor approach. The goal is to genuinely get the client to see that in this moment of self-examination, that "your wellness is the most important thing in the world" to me.
My personal approach to therapy is a combination of education and personal experiences. I believe in finding where the client and I "connect" as fellow humans and then to work from there; the human factor approach. The goal is to genuinely get the client to see that in this moment of self-examination, that "your wellness is the most important thing in the world" to me.
(407) 214-0705 View (407) 214-0705
Photo of Katherine Lance, Counselor in Orlando, FL
Katherine Lance
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Katherine, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Foresight–Florida. I want to help you achieve your goals, increase insights, build on your strengths, challenge your negative thought patterns, and learn effective communication skills to improve your self-esteem and relationships. I work with adults and seniors, and my specialty areas include trauma, anxiety, depression, women’s issues, grief/loss, and coping skills. I will help you navigate through life transitions and stress by using strengths-based approaches and therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Hi, I’m Katherine, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Foresight–Florida. I want to help you achieve your goals, increase insights, build on your strengths, challenge your negative thought patterns, and learn effective communication skills to improve your self-esteem and relationships. I work with adults and seniors, and my specialty areas include trauma, anxiety, depression, women’s issues, grief/loss, and coping skills. I will help you navigate through life transitions and stress by using strengths-based approaches and therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
(407) 305-6389 View (407) 305-6389
Photo of Annette Bushfield, Counselor in Orlando, FL
Annette Bushfield
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Orlando, FL 32824
Hello, I'm Annette Bushfield! Since 2007, I've worked with clients who have had minor to severe mental health issues. I have also helped many clients to reach their goals of reduction or secession of self-injury. I've worked with teens, soldiers in psychiatric units, prisoners, and residents of nursing homes. I've also trained counselors on how to work with prisoners who have experienced trauma, severe and persistent mental illness, and psychosis. I am most comfortable working 1:1 with clients who desire to see results from their efforts.
Hello, I'm Annette Bushfield! Since 2007, I've worked with clients who have had minor to severe mental health issues. I have also helped many clients to reach their goals of reduction or secession of self-injury. I've worked with teens, soldiers in psychiatric units, prisoners, and residents of nursing homes. I've also trained counselors on how to work with prisoners who have experienced trauma, severe and persistent mental illness, and psychosis. I am most comfortable working 1:1 with clients who desire to see results from their efforts.
(321) 415-7278 View (321) 415-7278
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Anna Filipski
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Orlando, FL 32832  (Online Only)
You feel confused, lost and overwhelmed, wondering often why you are not living your life to your fullest potential. While you may be tired of feeling broken or inadequate, you don't know how to shift from feeling like you are surviving each day to thriving in your life. You may have experienced painful events in your life, and you struggle with making sense of them. Maybe constant thoughts and feelings of anxiety become crippling for you at times. If you add in life's transitions or making changes to your life, it may feel like it is too much to handle on your own. At the same time, you want so much more for yourself.
You feel confused, lost and overwhelmed, wondering often why you are not living your life to your fullest potential. While you may be tired of feeling broken or inadequate, you don't know how to shift from feeling like you are surviving each day to thriving in your life. You may have experienced painful events in your life, and you struggle with making sense of them. Maybe constant thoughts and feelings of anxiety become crippling for you at times. If you add in life's transitions or making changes to your life, it may feel like it is too much to handle on your own. At the same time, you want so much more for yourself.
(321) 587-0600 View (321) 587-0600
Jenna Rogerson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32832
Hi there and welcome! It is a brave step when thinking of starting therapy. It’s a choice that puts you on the path of self-discovery and healing. My goal as a therapist is to help you feel that our time together is your sacred and safe place. I feel it is important for every person to feel heard and valued.
Hi there and welcome! It is a brave step when thinking of starting therapy. It’s a choice that puts you on the path of self-discovery and healing. My goal as a therapist is to help you feel that our time together is your sacred and safe place. I feel it is important for every person to feel heard and valued.
(833) 663-6331 View (833) 663-6331
Photo of Dr. Maribel Aheran, Counselor in Orlando, FL
Dr. Maribel Aheran
Counselor, EdD, LMHC-QS, LPC, NCC, MCAP
Verified
Orlando, FL 32828
Would you like to feel understood and validated? Let's meet! I am a bilingual, neurodivergent, licensed clinical mental health therapist. My area of expertise if neurodivergence (ADHD, Autism, PTSD, BPD, Dyslexia, OCD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome) and how these can affect our emotions, self esteem, and life functioning at work, school, and relationships. I am highly empathetic, relatable, easy to talk to, and passionate about identifying the root of the problem. I have extensive experience working with: depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+, grief, with all ages (adults, teens, and children). Let's talk!
Would you like to feel understood and validated? Let's meet! I am a bilingual, neurodivergent, licensed clinical mental health therapist. My area of expertise if neurodivergence (ADHD, Autism, PTSD, BPD, Dyslexia, OCD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome) and how these can affect our emotions, self esteem, and life functioning at work, school, and relationships. I am highly empathetic, relatable, easy to talk to, and passionate about identifying the root of the problem. I have extensive experience working with: depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+, grief, with all ages (adults, teens, and children). Let's talk!
(407) 759-6475 View (407) 759-6475
Photo of Taylor Nelms, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Orlando, FL
Taylor Nelms
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI, MA, ERYT500
Verified
2 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32803
If you are an overthinker, a black and white thinker, or a people pleaser- thoughts probably have a way of sneaking into your brain, setting up shop, and overstaying their welcome. Sometimes this overthinking and rumination can be a fun in vivo experience of philosophy. Other times it can feel like a crippling panic attack. My job is to help you learn to utilize your well developed critical thinking skills toward your healing and growth rather than your self destruction. I believe that the way we view the world becomes how we view ourselves, and I hope to help you find greater compassion for yourself as you navigate the world.
If you are an overthinker, a black and white thinker, or a people pleaser- thoughts probably have a way of sneaking into your brain, setting up shop, and overstaying their welcome. Sometimes this overthinking and rumination can be a fun in vivo experience of philosophy. Other times it can feel like a crippling panic attack. My job is to help you learn to utilize your well developed critical thinking skills toward your healing and growth rather than your self destruction. I believe that the way we view the world becomes how we view ourselves, and I hope to help you find greater compassion for yourself as you navigate the world.
(689) 220-1137 View (689) 220-1137

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Orlando, FL

2,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Orlando, FL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
84% Cigna and Evernorth
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Orlando, FL see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Orlando?

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.