Therapists in Palm Harbor, FL

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Carmen Bales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palm Harbor, FL 34684  (Online Only)
Experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to fostering holistic well-being. Specializing in a client-centered approach, integrating cognitive behavioral strategies as well as expressive arts to promote comprehensive healing.
Experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to fostering holistic well-being. Specializing in a client-centered approach, integrating cognitive behavioral strategies as well as expressive arts to promote comprehensive healing.
(727) 761-3323 View (727) 761-3323
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Danielle Proch
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
I am Danielle Proch, a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. I graduated from Liberty University Bachelor of Science Psychology Counseling Program in 2011 and the Liberty University Master in Psychology Counseling Program in 2014. I have served as a Bereavement Coordinator in a hospice for 2 years in Pittsburgh, PA. It was an honor to work with the dying because they taught me how to live. Since moving to Florida I have worked in Community Mental Health for co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.
I am Danielle Proch, a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. I graduated from Liberty University Bachelor of Science Psychology Counseling Program in 2011 and the Liberty University Master in Psychology Counseling Program in 2014. I have served as a Bereavement Coordinator in a hospice for 2 years in Pittsburgh, PA. It was an honor to work with the dying because they taught me how to live. Since moving to Florida I have worked in Community Mental Health for co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.
(727) 788-4561 View (727) 788-4561
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Dr. Matt Hill
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CFMHE
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palm Harbor, FL 34685
I have 15 years experience in school settings, community agencies and private practice to help clients break-free from a past that no longer serves them. I work with adults struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, loneliness, mood disorders, panic attacks, and work related issues - just to name a few.
I have 15 years experience in school settings, community agencies and private practice to help clients break-free from a past that no longer serves them. I work with adults struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, loneliness, mood disorders, panic attacks, and work related issues - just to name a few.
(727) 594-7462 View (727) 594-7462
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Parham Counseling, Inc
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Problems, stressors, and unmet needs in one’s life can lead to a multitude of emotional, behavioral, and relational difficulties. For some, these difficulties seem to have slipped up on them out of the blue. For others they seem to have always been present at some level. These difficulties, no matter their source or duration, have serious implications for personal happiness and meaningful connection with others. You are here because at some level you recognize a need for help and have accessed your inner strength to seek that help.
Problems, stressors, and unmet needs in one’s life can lead to a multitude of emotional, behavioral, and relational difficulties. For some, these difficulties seem to have slipped up on them out of the blue. For others they seem to have always been present at some level. These difficulties, no matter their source or duration, have serious implications for personal happiness and meaningful connection with others. You are here because at some level you recognize a need for help and have accessed your inner strength to seek that help.
(727) 332-0886 View (727) 332-0886
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Teresa C McKenna
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCTP-II, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Searching for change in your life? In today's uncertain world we are all vulnerable and may need support to find more Peace, Comfort, Love, Self-acceptance or a desire to let go of negative life events and find a positive pathway to healing. My aim is to bring my wealth of clinical trauma learning to help you gain clarity of the issue. I am trained in EFT, EMDR and am able to provide trauma resolution services to those suffering from unresolved childhood or adult experiences that still linger and skills, to enhance your emotional tolerance, to shape your full potential. Come try it and see for yourself.
Searching for change in your life? In today's uncertain world we are all vulnerable and may need support to find more Peace, Comfort, Love, Self-acceptance or a desire to let go of negative life events and find a positive pathway to healing. My aim is to bring my wealth of clinical trauma learning to help you gain clarity of the issue. I am trained in EFT, EMDR and am able to provide trauma resolution services to those suffering from unresolved childhood or adult experiences that still linger and skills, to enhance your emotional tolerance, to shape your full potential. Come try it and see for yourself.
(813) 525-4634 View (813) 525-4634
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Alexa Ford
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palm Harbor, FL 34685
I have spent nine years working in school settings with children and adolescents from very diverse backgrounds. I intentionally provide a safe space for them to discuss their challenges and help highly sensitive individuals adjust and cope to a sometimes chaotic-feeling school environment.
I have spent nine years working in school settings with children and adolescents from very diverse backgrounds. I intentionally provide a safe space for them to discuss their challenges and help highly sensitive individuals adjust and cope to a sometimes chaotic-feeling school environment.
(727) 496-4817 View (727) 496-4817
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Cathy C Hart
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
For more than 16 years, Cathy has served people in Pinellas County, FL by providing a safe, compassionate space for therapy. The role of a counselor is “one who walks alongside and listens.” Cathy will walk alongside you on a healing journey. Prior to becoming a therapist, she was a teacher for 20 years. She received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Amridge University.
For more than 16 years, Cathy has served people in Pinellas County, FL by providing a safe, compassionate space for therapy. The role of a counselor is “one who walks alongside and listens.” Cathy will walk alongside you on a healing journey. Prior to becoming a therapist, she was a teacher for 20 years. She received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Amridge University.
(727) 761-6650 View (727) 761-6650
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Amy L. Johnson
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Not accepting new clients
Do you often put on a smile and act as though everything is OK? Do you put everyone else first and often feel like you are pouring from an empty cup? If so, my guess is that you often feel depleted, anxious, and stressed. You have likely tried many things to feel better, but can’t quite get the relief you so badly want. If this sounds like you, I want you to know that you can improve and I help people just like you. Clients most often seek me out to help them address chronic anxiety/stress,“big or small” distressing events/trauma, and problems in relationships.
Do you often put on a smile and act as though everything is OK? Do you put everyone else first and often feel like you are pouring from an empty cup? If so, my guess is that you often feel depleted, anxious, and stressed. You have likely tried many things to feel better, but can’t quite get the relief you so badly want. If this sounds like you, I want you to know that you can improve and I help people just like you. Clients most often seek me out to help them address chronic anxiety/stress,“big or small” distressing events/trauma, and problems in relationships.
(727) 325-5685 View (727) 325-5685
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Laura Anne Pasker
Counselor, LMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Waitlist for new clients
Seeking help can be one of the most rewarding decisions you can make. It is your challenges that help you to facilitate change, and through that change you come closer to your most authentic self. Laura believes in partnering with you during the course of therapy, as building trust and rapport is essential to the therapeutic process. Developing treatment goals, while on your journey of self-discovery, is a collaborative effort. With over 14 years of experience in mental health, Laura is experienced in working with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of treatment settings.
Seeking help can be one of the most rewarding decisions you can make. It is your challenges that help you to facilitate change, and through that change you come closer to your most authentic self. Laura believes in partnering with you during the course of therapy, as building trust and rapport is essential to the therapeutic process. Developing treatment goals, while on your journey of self-discovery, is a collaborative effort. With over 14 years of experience in mental health, Laura is experienced in working with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of treatment settings.
(716) 325-1429 View (716) 325-1429
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Michelle Rothschild
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
You have taken the first step to changing your life for the better. I specialize in working with adults, children, adolescents, and couples who have concerns regarding relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, fears/phobias, depression, trauma, and difficulty concentrating. Additionally, I work with individuals adjusting to life changes, such as college, parenthood, and retirement. I can help you explore these issues in a collaborative, supportive, and confidential environment. My philosophy is integrative; therefore, I tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual's specific needs and preferences. I utilize a variety of treatment approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, insight-oriented therapy, and hypnosis.
You have taken the first step to changing your life for the better. I specialize in working with adults, children, adolescents, and couples who have concerns regarding relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, fears/phobias, depression, trauma, and difficulty concentrating. Additionally, I work with individuals adjusting to life changes, such as college, parenthood, and retirement. I can help you explore these issues in a collaborative, supportive, and confidential environment. My philosophy is integrative; therefore, I tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual's specific needs and preferences. I utilize a variety of treatment approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, insight-oriented therapy, and hypnosis.
(727) 386-7091 View (727) 386-7091
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Caroline H Fenderson
Counselor, MA, PA, BCPC
Verified Verified
Palm Harbor, FL 34684  (Online Only)
Does you life feel like it isn't working for you? Do you want to change negative ideas and dsyfunctional behaviors; let go of negative painful feelings and patterns of behavior that keep repeating? For 28 years I have been in practive to help clients develop positive beliefs, feelings, and behaviors that serve to help them feel they are true to themselves, positively connected to others, can manage what challenges them, and live with a sense of respectful self-acceptance knowing they can trust themselves and life. I would treasure helping you feel and live this way.
Does you life feel like it isn't working for you? Do you want to change negative ideas and dsyfunctional behaviors; let go of negative painful feelings and patterns of behavior that keep repeating? For 28 years I have been in practive to help clients develop positive beliefs, feelings, and behaviors that serve to help them feel they are true to themselves, positively connected to others, can manage what challenges them, and live with a sense of respectful self-acceptance knowing they can trust themselves and life. I would treasure helping you feel and live this way.
(727) 399-6048 View (727) 399-6048
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Maria Milana
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CAGCS
Verified Verified
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
My ideal client is someone ready to make changes for a better quality of life, mental health, wellness, and balance. When coping with issues that may cause anxiety or depression, I am here to help.
My ideal client is someone ready to make changes for a better quality of life, mental health, wellness, and balance. When coping with issues that may cause anxiety or depression, I am here to help.
(727) 261-1450 View (727) 261-1450
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Patricia White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Hello and thank you for stopping by! If you are in search of a therapist that will objectively and compassionately walk with you as you explore finding answers and identifying obstacles that you feel are preventing you from living and being who you feel you are meant to be, your authentic self, then you are in the right place! I believe that connecting to a truer version of the self is at the core of one's personal struggles and is paramount to experiencing more joy, acceptance, and feeling successful in relationships. The journey of finding a safe space to go within so you do not have to go without is worth the venture!
Hello and thank you for stopping by! If you are in search of a therapist that will objectively and compassionately walk with you as you explore finding answers and identifying obstacles that you feel are preventing you from living and being who you feel you are meant to be, your authentic self, then you are in the right place! I believe that connecting to a truer version of the self is at the core of one's personal struggles and is paramount to experiencing more joy, acceptance, and feeling successful in relationships. The journey of finding a safe space to go within so you do not have to go without is worth the venture!
(727) 788-4916 View (727) 788-4916
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Bianca Massi
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Palm Harbor, FL 34684  (Online Only)
As a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience, I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and families, creating a safe and empowering environment that fosters healing and growth. My areas of expertise include treating addiction, trauma, PTSD, physical and sexual abuse, family violence, depression, anxiety, and helping individuals navigate life transitions and grief and loss.
As a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience, I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults, and families, creating a safe and empowering environment that fosters healing and growth. My areas of expertise include treating addiction, trauma, PTSD, physical and sexual abuse, family violence, depression, anxiety, and helping individuals navigate life transitions and grief and loss.
(347) 508-9157 View (347) 508-9157
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Tanya Chadwick
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Tanya Chadwick, RCSWI Tanya Chadwick is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in Florida who has been practicing since 2021. Tanya is passionate about supporting individuals with accessing the inner peace and wisdom that already lives within them. Naturally, she is open-minded and amiable, gifted in witnessing the strengths of the individuals she works alongside. Her nurturing essence allows for individuals to feel seen and validated in their own unique experience. She utilizes a mindfulness-based approach to empower individuals to practice finding calm within the chaos to live a life of freedom and hope.
Tanya Chadwick, RCSWI Tanya Chadwick is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in Florida who has been practicing since 2021. Tanya is passionate about supporting individuals with accessing the inner peace and wisdom that already lives within them. Naturally, she is open-minded and amiable, gifted in witnessing the strengths of the individuals she works alongside. Her nurturing essence allows for individuals to feel seen and validated in their own unique experience. She utilizes a mindfulness-based approach to empower individuals to practice finding calm within the chaos to live a life of freedom and hope.
(727) 351-6340 View (727) 351-6340
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Thomas Waterhouse
Counselor, LMHC, PA
Verified Verified
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
I’m the best marriage & family counselor in the world! All right, maybe not THE best, but I’m pretty darned good, and I get great outcomes! I believe in teaching people what’s healthy, and then guide them along the way. I call it Applied Human Growth & Potential™ and here’s why. We have so much research about what healthy and effective people do that it makes absolutely no sense to hang out and spend good money with a referee just trying to solve problems. Learn what is healthy and effective, have support in doing it, and you’re good to go! That’s what I do. I make counseling fun and “simply encouraging.” I help people to relax, breathe and smile with the “serious issues” since it leaves more energy to move beyond them. For premarital counseling, marital enhancement, or for help if you’re on the more challenging side of things, then give me a call. And by the way, I work with individuals too.
I’m the best marriage & family counselor in the world! All right, maybe not THE best, but I’m pretty darned good, and I get great outcomes! I believe in teaching people what’s healthy, and then guide them along the way. I call it Applied Human Growth & Potential™ and here’s why. We have so much research about what healthy and effective people do that it makes absolutely no sense to hang out and spend good money with a referee just trying to solve problems. Learn what is healthy and effective, have support in doing it, and you’re good to go! That’s what I do. I make counseling fun and “simply encouraging.” I help people to relax, breathe and smile with the “serious issues” since it leaves more energy to move beyond them. For premarital counseling, marital enhancement, or for help if you’re on the more challenging side of things, then give me a call. And by the way, I work with individuals too.
(727) 233-4784 View (727) 233-4784
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Kristina Miller
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palm Harbor, FL 34683  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to work through your challenges on your own? Are you seeing your child struggle and want to help support them and address their challenges? Are there family challenges that seem too much? Adjusting to all the changes from Covid? Let's work Together!
Do you feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to work through your challenges on your own? Are you seeing your child struggle and want to help support them and address their challenges? Are there family challenges that seem too much? Adjusting to all the changes from Covid? Let's work Together!
(727) 205-7991 View (727) 205-7991
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Suzette Casabianca
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
My ideal client is one who is committed to making their life better, and willing to partner with me to get the work done! Our work could include: Crises, trauma, abuse victims and/or perpetrators, dual diagnosis individuals and those with GLBT (gay,lesbian,bisexual, transgender) issues; partner relationship issues; depression, OCD, and Bipolar Disorder. I custom-tailor therapy to fit the unique needs of the client - sometimes we talk, most times we "DO". If you are willing to do the work, I am willing to walk by your side to make sure you're safe!!! I OFFER EVENING HOURS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY!!!
My ideal client is one who is committed to making their life better, and willing to partner with me to get the work done! Our work could include: Crises, trauma, abuse victims and/or perpetrators, dual diagnosis individuals and those with GLBT (gay,lesbian,bisexual, transgender) issues; partner relationship issues; depression, OCD, and Bipolar Disorder. I custom-tailor therapy to fit the unique needs of the client - sometimes we talk, most times we "DO". If you are willing to do the work, I am willing to walk by your side to make sure you're safe!!! I OFFER EVENING HOURS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY!!!
(727) 597-3303 View (727) 597-3303
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Lynn Chaney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Lynn Chaney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida who has been practicing since 2024 and has a Master's degree in Social Work Geriatrics. Lynn is a certified Addiction Professional who specializes in addiction, depression, and anxiety. Outside of work, Lynn loves to swim, listen to music, and be outdoors.
Lynn Chaney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida who has been practicing since 2024 and has a Master's degree in Social Work Geriatrics. Lynn is a certified Addiction Professional who specializes in addiction, depression, and anxiety. Outside of work, Lynn loves to swim, listen to music, and be outdoors.
(727) 334-1889 View (727) 334-1889
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Equusolutions, Inc
Psychologist, PhD, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
ADOPT THE PACE OF NATURE; HER SECRET IS PATIENCE. -Ralph Waldo Emerson. We specialize in NATURE therapy; offering EQUINE-cofacilitated psychotherapy services, (utilizing rescue horses),& provide top notch psychotherapy, teambuilding, CE workshops, & healing retreats for trauma survivors (military, 1st responders, dissociative identity disorder),& for professionals with compassion fatigue/burnout, since 2003. Program director/cofounder, Dr Darlene Williams, licensed clinical psychologist, has 37 years experience, & a local practice. See our customized, offerings: equusolutions.com, teamequus.org, sunsongretreats.com, horsecorps.com.
ADOPT THE PACE OF NATURE; HER SECRET IS PATIENCE. -Ralph Waldo Emerson. We specialize in NATURE therapy; offering EQUINE-cofacilitated psychotherapy services, (utilizing rescue horses),& provide top notch psychotherapy, teambuilding, CE workshops, & healing retreats for trauma survivors (military, 1st responders, dissociative identity disorder),& for professionals with compassion fatigue/burnout, since 2003. Program director/cofounder, Dr Darlene Williams, licensed clinical psychologist, has 37 years experience, & a local practice. See our customized, offerings: equusolutions.com, teamequus.org, sunsongretreats.com, horsecorps.com.
(727) 888-6133 View (727) 888-6133

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Palm Harbor, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Palm Harbor, FL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
70% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Palm Harbor, FL see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Palm Harbor?

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.