Therapists in Orlando, FL

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Photo of Seon Lyu, MA, LMHC, NCC
Seon Lyu
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32824  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling confused about who you are and what it is that you need to gain a sense of control back in your life? I specialize in working with people who feel overworked for other people in their life while feeling underappreciated and left alone. Together we will find the root of your behavioral/emotional difficulties from scientific, psychological, and spiritual perspectives and you will experience relief from your prolonged emotional sufferings and restoration. As a certified EMDRIA-approved EMDR therapist, I'll use EMDR as a primary modality to treat following difficulties including:
Are you tired of feeling confused about who you are and what it is that you need to gain a sense of control back in your life? I specialize in working with people who feel overworked for other people in their life while feeling underappreciated and left alone. Together we will find the root of your behavioral/emotional difficulties from scientific, psychological, and spiritual perspectives and you will experience relief from your prolonged emotional sufferings and restoration. As a certified EMDRIA-approved EMDR therapist, I'll use EMDR as a primary modality to treat following difficulties including:
(407) 890-1542 View (407) 890-1542
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Dr. Katrina Stone
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32803
Are you a parent seeking a deeper understanding of your child or teen? Has a teacher, pediatrician, or family member suggested it might be time for an evaluation? I would love to help. I specialize in providing psychological and psychoeducational evaluations to identify a child's needs, as well as his or her unique strengths and abilities. I have expertise in identifying Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression and other social-emotional or developmental differences. I also have experience working with gifted and twice-exceptional children.
Are you a parent seeking a deeper understanding of your child or teen? Has a teacher, pediatrician, or family member suggested it might be time for an evaluation? I would love to help. I specialize in providing psychological and psychoeducational evaluations to identify a child's needs, as well as his or her unique strengths and abilities. I have expertise in identifying Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression and other social-emotional or developmental differences. I also have experience working with gifted and twice-exceptional children.
(689) 999-4988 View (689) 999-4988
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Nathaniel Johnston
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32824
I am licensed in Florida with 12 years of professional work experience helping clients learn effective skills to manage stress and anxiety, along with identifying the root causes of addictions, & how to cope with trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with feeling depression, adjustment disorders, and relationship dysfunction, as well as with high school, college, and professional athletes for improved performance and well-being. I believe in short-term (3-5 days) and long-term (As long as needed) therapy treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
I am licensed in Florida with 12 years of professional work experience helping clients learn effective skills to manage stress and anxiety, along with identifying the root causes of addictions, & how to cope with trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with feeling depression, adjustment disorders, and relationship dysfunction, as well as with high school, college, and professional athletes for improved performance and well-being. I believe in short-term (3-5 days) and long-term (As long as needed) therapy treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
(904) 747-8388 View (904) 747-8388
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Patricia Fischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32820  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Patricia, Do you find yourself struggling with controlling your feelings? Are you feeling sad or anxious? Do you struggle with self-esteem? As your therapist, I will work with you to help you identify your desires and empower you to make positive changes in your life. Deciding to seek help can be a difficult decision, so I use an approach that is compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental to create an environment where you feel supported as you take your counseling journey.
Hi, I am Patricia, Do you find yourself struggling with controlling your feelings? Are you feeling sad or anxious? Do you struggle with self-esteem? As your therapist, I will work with you to help you identify your desires and empower you to make positive changes in your life. Deciding to seek help can be a difficult decision, so I use an approach that is compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental to create an environment where you feel supported as you take your counseling journey.
(407) 250-9249 View (407) 250-9249
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Cathleen Daferede
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHCI
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32809
Choosing the right therapist is a significant part of the ongoing healing process. Therapy is most effective in an environment centered on acceptance, freedom, and self-discovery. Such support should always feel within reach for everyone, especially in times of greatest necessity. However, from pricing to scheduling availability, finding a counselor can sometimes seem more stressful than it's worth. These details do not even account for marginalized groups' barriers to receiving care.
Choosing the right therapist is a significant part of the ongoing healing process. Therapy is most effective in an environment centered on acceptance, freedom, and self-discovery. Such support should always feel within reach for everyone, especially in times of greatest necessity. However, from pricing to scheduling availability, finding a counselor can sometimes seem more stressful than it's worth. These details do not even account for marginalized groups' barriers to receiving care.
(813) 652-0089 View (813) 652-0089
Photo of Cynthia Ann Klee - Latino Leadership Behavioral Health, LMHC, CRT, ACT, Counselor
Latino Leadership Behavioral Health
Counselor, LMHC, CRT, ACT
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32825
I am the Clinical Director of Latino Leadership. At Latino Leadership the we are proud to announce the services in Mental Health Services, ABA Analyses, Santiago and Friends (Family Center for Autism), Free Clinic, Free Medications, Special Education School and Community Outreach services for all ages. For more than 17 years Latino Leadership staff have been committed to the advancement of the Central Florida Latino community and serving individuals of all cultures who live in our community.
I am the Clinical Director of Latino Leadership. At Latino Leadership the we are proud to announce the services in Mental Health Services, ABA Analyses, Santiago and Friends (Family Center for Autism), Free Clinic, Free Medications, Special Education School and Community Outreach services for all ages. For more than 17 years Latino Leadership staff have been committed to the advancement of the Central Florida Latino community and serving individuals of all cultures who live in our community.
(407) 499-8754 x2 View (407) 499-8754 x2
Photo of Malisha McPhaul, LMHC, Counselor
Malisha McPhaul
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32801  (Online Only)
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with over 6 years of experience working as a therapist/counselor and mentor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, substance abuse problems, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I believe that in order to navigate life issues, you need the tools to tackle life challenges. I care about your optimum mental and emotional health.
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with over 6 years of experience working as a therapist/counselor and mentor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, substance abuse problems, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I believe that in order to navigate life issues, you need the tools to tackle life challenges. I care about your optimum mental and emotional health.
(407) 974-4366 View (407) 974-4366
Photo of Ketluimar Vallecillo Samot, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Ketluimar Vallecillo Samot
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32821  (Online Only)
“Why is counseling hard sometimes?", because you are not only rewiring your brain, but you are also rewiring your DNA. You are working through your own lifestyle, while carrying what was learned from prior generations. Changes in habits, thought patterns, emotional regulation, and more that you make through sessions and applied in your daily life are changing your present and your future. That is the power of growth! Growth is not limited; it just takes time and effort. Book your session by clicking on my website link.
“Why is counseling hard sometimes?", because you are not only rewiring your brain, but you are also rewiring your DNA. You are working through your own lifestyle, while carrying what was learned from prior generations. Changes in habits, thought patterns, emotional regulation, and more that you make through sessions and applied in your daily life are changing your present and your future. That is the power of growth! Growth is not limited; it just takes time and effort. Book your session by clicking on my website link.
Photo of Marihelena Noguera, LMHC, MS, Counselor
Marihelena Noguera
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32814  (Online Only)
I help adults uncover the challenges that are holding them back from living an optimal balanced life. Whether personal or professional, my services help to discover solutions to overcome obstacles and emotional discomfort.
I help adults uncover the challenges that are holding them back from living an optimal balanced life. Whether personal or professional, my services help to discover solutions to overcome obstacles and emotional discomfort.
(321) 282-2202 View (321) 282-2202
Photo of Dr. Michelle Rivera-Clonch, PhD, LMHC, NCC, QCS, Counselor
Dr. Michelle Rivera-Clonch
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC, QCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32822
Personable, caring, smart, ethical and professional are words used by Central FL women to describe my counseling approach. At Peace Within: Counseling for Women, I specialize in holistic work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, life changes, phase of life issues, stress-management, and trauma. I also love working with adjustment, career decisions, grief and loss, questioning purpose in life, and interpersonal concerns. To best serve my clients, I insist on working with a limited number of women at any given time. This means you'll receive attentive care, thoughtful treatment planning, and confidential first-rate service.
Personable, caring, smart, ethical and professional are words used by Central FL women to describe my counseling approach. At Peace Within: Counseling for Women, I specialize in holistic work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, life changes, phase of life issues, stress-management, and trauma. I also love working with adjustment, career decisions, grief and loss, questioning purpose in life, and interpersonal concerns. To best serve my clients, I insist on working with a limited number of women at any given time. This means you'll receive attentive care, thoughtful treatment planning, and confidential first-rate service.
(407) 801-6667 View (407) 801-6667
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Edit Vidalon
Somatic, Coach
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32810  (Online Only)
I am a Somatic Coach who specializes in somatic coaching with neuroscience that understands how the triune nature of the brain explains human behavior in ways that empower us. Using a blend of evidence-based in somatic techniques, and psychology, you will transform your life immediately. I want you to know you can understand yourself, heal, rewire, move forward, and become a new version. Your brain interacts with your emotions, behavior, and body as a whole. I can help you become conscious of how science and your fantastic brain play a role in your thoughts, environment, relationships with others, habits, and values.
I am a Somatic Coach who specializes in somatic coaching with neuroscience that understands how the triune nature of the brain explains human behavior in ways that empower us. Using a blend of evidence-based in somatic techniques, and psychology, you will transform your life immediately. I want you to know you can understand yourself, heal, rewire, move forward, and become a new version. Your brain interacts with your emotions, behavior, and body as a whole. I can help you become conscious of how science and your fantastic brain play a role in your thoughts, environment, relationships with others, habits, and values.
(321) 204-8712 View (321) 204-8712
Photo of Dr. John Lott III, LCSW, CCSOTS, CFTS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dr. John Lott III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCSOTS, CFTS
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32804  (Online Only)
I am here to assist with any mental health, personal development or life's transitions, whether it's divorce, career transition, relationship building, athletic achievement, getting unstuck, your personal attempt to discover purpose and meaning in life, or just finally deciding to move beyond whatever stuck point you are struggling with.
I am here to assist with any mental health, personal development or life's transitions, whether it's divorce, career transition, relationship building, athletic achievement, getting unstuck, your personal attempt to discover purpose and meaning in life, or just finally deciding to move beyond whatever stuck point you are struggling with.
(321) 334-3978 View (321) 334-3978
Photo of Dr. Joshua Stanley, EdD, MS, NCC, ACS
Dr. Joshua Stanley
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, EdD, MS, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32803
Hi there! I'm Dr. Josh Stanley, and I want to thank you for stopping by my page. It's no secret; life can be hard! Perhaps you're struggling in your relationship, facing a tough time at work or school, struggling to find your passion, or trying to better understand yourself and what you want out of life. Finding solutions can be challenging, especially when we're in the midst of a stressful situation. Counseling is an opportunity to step back, reflect objectively, and find the best path forward. Our work together is designed to reduce barriers, increase satisfaction, and improve your overall wellness.
Hi there! I'm Dr. Josh Stanley, and I want to thank you for stopping by my page. It's no secret; life can be hard! Perhaps you're struggling in your relationship, facing a tough time at work or school, struggling to find your passion, or trying to better understand yourself and what you want out of life. Finding solutions can be challenging, especially when we're in the midst of a stressful situation. Counseling is an opportunity to step back, reflect objectively, and find the best path forward. Our work together is designed to reduce barriers, increase satisfaction, and improve your overall wellness.
(813) 437-5754 View (813) 437-5754
Photo of Tamika Matthews - Ensight Psychological Services, MS, LSP
Ensight Psychological Services
MS, LSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32839
At Ensight Psychological Services, we are experts in working with children, adolescents, and adults to deliver comprehensive psychological and mental health services. Our psychological testing services center on neurological disorders such as learning disabilities and ADHD (children and adults). We also offer personality testing, gifted testing, and cognitive evaluations. School-age students may share this information with the school to determine eligibility services for an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan, while college-age students may contact the disability department at their college to provide documentation.
At Ensight Psychological Services, we are experts in working with children, adolescents, and adults to deliver comprehensive psychological and mental health services. Our psychological testing services center on neurological disorders such as learning disabilities and ADHD (children and adults). We also offer personality testing, gifted testing, and cognitive evaluations. School-age students may share this information with the school to determine eligibility services for an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan, while college-age students may contact the disability department at their college to provide documentation.
(407) 863-7392 View (407) 863-7392
Photo of Tatiana Gonzales, MS, LMHC, Counselor
Tatiana Gonzales
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32817
My passion as a Mental Health Counselor has been and continues to have the ability to work with individuals of all ages and backgrounds as well as their families. Assisting my clients learn how to manage their stressors, gaining insight into their thoughts and behaviors and enhancing their emotions and bonds with their supportive networks. The majority of my experience has been focused on working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, parent/child conflicts, anger, adjustment and women related issues. I use different approaches in therapy but have a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My passion as a Mental Health Counselor has been and continues to have the ability to work with individuals of all ages and backgrounds as well as their families. Assisting my clients learn how to manage their stressors, gaining insight into their thoughts and behaviors and enhancing their emotions and bonds with their supportive networks. The majority of my experience has been focused on working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, parent/child conflicts, anger, adjustment and women related issues. I use different approaches in therapy but have a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(407) 641-0577 View (407) 641-0577
Photo of Olga Lucia Romero Muñoz, M Edu, LMHC, Counselor
Olga Lucia Romero Muñoz
Counselor, M Edu, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32825  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Mental Health Counselor. My passion lies in guiding individuals, couples, and families of all ages towards overall well-being and balance. As a therapist, I understand that taking the first step towards seeking support can be challenging and may evoke feelings of uncertainty or vulnerability. It's completely normal to feel this way, and I want you to know that I'm here to offer a safe and compassionate space for you. Hablo Español. I'm a Qualified Supervisor MHC/ Virtual Thought Fl.
I am a dedicated and compassionate Licensed Mental Health Counselor. My passion lies in guiding individuals, couples, and families of all ages towards overall well-being and balance. As a therapist, I understand that taking the first step towards seeking support can be challenging and may evoke feelings of uncertainty or vulnerability. It's completely normal to feel this way, and I want you to know that I'm here to offer a safe and compassionate space for you. Hablo Español. I'm a Qualified Supervisor MHC/ Virtual Thought Fl.
(321) 616-7594 View (321) 616-7594
Photo of Ericka Roberts, MS, RMHCI, E-CYT, CNHP
Ericka Roberts
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI, E-CYT, CNHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32803
I view counseling from a systemic, integrative lens. I integrate the psychophysiology of trauma and attachment-based approaches using a variety of therapeutic modalities such as somatic body experiences, Internal Family Systems, CBT, DBT, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gottman, EFT, and Mindful-based therapies. My expertise is in interpersonal relationships, trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD, addiction, anxiety, depression and panic disorders.
I view counseling from a systemic, integrative lens. I integrate the psychophysiology of trauma and attachment-based approaches using a variety of therapeutic modalities such as somatic body experiences, Internal Family Systems, CBT, DBT, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gottman, EFT, and Mindful-based therapies. My expertise is in interpersonal relationships, trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD, addiction, anxiety, depression and panic disorders.
(407) 247-6311 View (407) 247-6311
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David Grimm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32835  (Online Only)
At this time I am only doing online video meetings. I agree with the philosophy that crisis is a combination of danger and opportunity. Human beings are very delicate emotionally and can suffer tremendously. My clinical experiences over the years have been very broad from child service agencies to residential treatment to outpatient psychiatry. Currently I work with individuals and families who struggle with with anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I welcome longer term, deeper therapy work as well as problem-focused counseling with cognitive-behavioral interventions.
At this time I am only doing online video meetings. I agree with the philosophy that crisis is a combination of danger and opportunity. Human beings are very delicate emotionally and can suffer tremendously. My clinical experiences over the years have been very broad from child service agencies to residential treatment to outpatient psychiatry. Currently I work with individuals and families who struggle with with anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I welcome longer term, deeper therapy work as well as problem-focused counseling with cognitive-behavioral interventions.
(407) 449-1716 View (407) 449-1716
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Eliza Joachim
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32832
Are you struggling to find your place in the world? Whether it's finding purpose, battling depression or anxiety, creating healthy boundaries, or learning healthier habits, I'm here to be your guide. I'm here to help you find your inner strength to build healthier relationships, overcome past trauma, heal your inner child, and achieve your professional and personal goals. Life transitions, traumatic experiences, and new experiences can be difficult and confusing. My heart for helping others struggling with this and those suffering from poor body image has encouraged me to pour my talents into you.
Are you struggling to find your place in the world? Whether it's finding purpose, battling depression or anxiety, creating healthy boundaries, or learning healthier habits, I'm here to be your guide. I'm here to help you find your inner strength to build healthier relationships, overcome past trauma, heal your inner child, and achieve your professional and personal goals. Life transitions, traumatic experiences, and new experiences can be difficult and confusing. My heart for helping others struggling with this and those suffering from poor body image has encouraged me to pour my talents into you.
(321) 475-6831 View (321) 475-6831
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Marlena Miles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32803  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Marlena. Do you feel overwhelmed by everything that's going on in your life and are unsure what to do next? Is stress causing you to feel paralyzed? Do you struggle to balance your relationships or to be kind to yourself? I help adults with many different mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, substance use, self-esteem, relationship issues, and stress. We can work together to figure out what you can do to start feeling better.
Hi, I'm Marlena. Do you feel overwhelmed by everything that's going on in your life and are unsure what to do next? Is stress causing you to feel paralyzed? Do you struggle to balance your relationships or to be kind to yourself? I help adults with many different mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, substance use, self-esteem, relationship issues, and stress. We can work together to figure out what you can do to start feeling better.
(407) 553-9737 View (407) 553-9737
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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
73% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
85% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Orlando, FL see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% 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.