Therapists in Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL

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Liz Hankin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409  (Online Only)
Asking for help is a difficult step for anyone, especially those that cannot figure out how to get "unstuck". Many of us get caught up in negative thought patterns and have no idea how to change. My ideal client is one that is looking to work on themselves and their interpersonal relationships, in a positive and nurturing way. In therapy, we will work together to find different ways for you to become the best version of yourself using a variety of positive therapeutic modalities.
Asking for help is a difficult step for anyone, especially those that cannot figure out how to get "unstuck". Many of us get caught up in negative thought patterns and have no idea how to change. My ideal client is one that is looking to work on themselves and their interpersonal relationships, in a positive and nurturing way. In therapy, we will work together to find different ways for you to become the best version of yourself using a variety of positive therapeutic modalities.
(561) 430-2696 View (561) 430-2696
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Kimberlee Cain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Our lives can be challenging at times. Our world is experiencing troubles both natural and man made. This creates stress and often can create depression and anxiety. Many of us struggle with chronic issues as well, like Bipolar Disorder and Trauma. I live in your community this is my home. In my practice I see individuals, couples, children, teens and the family as a whole. I am here to help guide you through the process of wellness and improving how you feel overall. I hope you will find that this process will be relaxed and comfortable when you come to my office.
Our lives can be challenging at times. Our world is experiencing troubles both natural and man made. This creates stress and often can create depression and anxiety. Many of us struggle with chronic issues as well, like Bipolar Disorder and Trauma. I live in your community this is my home. In my practice I see individuals, couples, children, teens and the family as a whole. I am here to help guide you through the process of wellness and improving how you feel overall. I hope you will find that this process will be relaxed and comfortable when you come to my office.
(561) 708-4410 View (561) 708-4410
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Lauren Olshtein
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
My ideal client is someone who is passionate about competitive sports and understands the significant impact mental health has on athletic performance and overall well-being. They may be facing challenges such as performance anxiety, self-doubt, or difficulty managing stress related to their sport. They are motivated to improve their mental game, enhance their performance, and achieve their full potential both on and off the field. They want to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, improve their mental toughness, and cultivate resilience to overcome obstacles.
My ideal client is someone who is passionate about competitive sports and understands the significant impact mental health has on athletic performance and overall well-being. They may be facing challenges such as performance anxiety, self-doubt, or difficulty managing stress related to their sport. They are motivated to improve their mental game, enhance their performance, and achieve their full potential both on and off the field. They want to develop a deeper understanding of themselves, improve their mental toughness, and cultivate resilience to overcome obstacles.
(561) 448-9298 View (561) 448-9298
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Rachel B Needle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Coming to therapy for the first time is often a difficult decision. Beginning therapy can be scary and stressful. I strive to create a safe atmosphere where personal challenges can be overcome and fulfilling relationships and lives can be created. I have specialized training in sexual health and functioning, trauma, alcohol and substance abuse, depression, domestic violence, psychosocial functioning following cancer, and anxiety. I would love to hear from you! I would be honored to work with you in overcoming challenges and achieving your personal goals!
Coming to therapy for the first time is often a difficult decision. Beginning therapy can be scary and stressful. I strive to create a safe atmosphere where personal challenges can be overcome and fulfilling relationships and lives can be created. I have specialized training in sexual health and functioning, trauma, alcohol and substance abuse, depression, domestic violence, psychosocial functioning following cancer, and anxiety. I would love to hear from you! I would be honored to work with you in overcoming challenges and achieving your personal goals!
(561) 449-2637 View (561) 449-2637
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Dr. Devon Dunn
Counselor, LMHC, DMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Dr. Dev and I am a Bowen systemic therapist. My expertise is helping people understand what they have inherited from their families. Areas I specialize in are sexuality, alternative relationships, OCD, neurodivergence, and eating disorders (intuitive eating outlook). I will help you gain awareness and learn coping skills. You are more than your symptoms, and I want to understand you as a whole person. I help my clients learn skills and attain awareness that allows them to embrace all of life. I have my license in mental health counseling and my doctorate in marriage and family therapy. Substack: drdevthoughts
Hello! My name is Dr. Dev and I am a Bowen systemic therapist. My expertise is helping people understand what they have inherited from their families. Areas I specialize in are sexuality, alternative relationships, OCD, neurodivergence, and eating disorders (intuitive eating outlook). I will help you gain awareness and learn coping skills. You are more than your symptoms, and I want to understand you as a whole person. I help my clients learn skills and attain awareness that allows them to embrace all of life. I have my license in mental health counseling and my doctorate in marriage and family therapy. Substack: drdevthoughts
(561) 529-5874 View (561) 529-5874
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Whole Health Psychological Center
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
We have more than 15 therapists with all kinds of specialties. We offer in person sessions in West Palm Beach and virtual sessions throughout Florida. Some of our providers accept insurances like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care / Optum, Oscar, UMR, and Medicare. We see adults, couples, teens, children, and families.
We have more than 15 therapists with all kinds of specialties. We offer in person sessions in West Palm Beach and virtual sessions throughout Florida. Some of our providers accept insurances like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care / Optum, Oscar, UMR, and Medicare. We see adults, couples, teens, children, and families.
(561) 823-2689 View (561) 823-2689
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Perry Huff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Perry, and my approach to therapy involves helping clients to: gain new perspectives, relate differently to their identified problems, and discover more in their stories. I encourage my clients to challenge, explore and reimagine the narratives that they have formed or were formed about themselves. I apply several counseling techniques to therapy like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and more. Ultimately, I aim to provide support and practical feedback to my clients as they embark on the path towards self-love, gratitude, belonging, and healing.
Hi, my name is Perry, and my approach to therapy involves helping clients to: gain new perspectives, relate differently to their identified problems, and discover more in their stories. I encourage my clients to challenge, explore and reimagine the narratives that they have formed or were formed about themselves. I apply several counseling techniques to therapy like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and more. Ultimately, I aim to provide support and practical feedback to my clients as they embark on the path towards self-love, gratitude, belonging, and healing.
(561) 448-6209 View (561) 448-6209
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Brianna Moore
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Are you navigating the rollercoaster of life's transitions, grappling with an eating disorder, or feeling the weight of depression? Perhaps you're a woman dealing with the unique challenges life throws our way or a teen trying to find how you belong in this world.
Are you navigating the rollercoaster of life's transitions, grappling with an eating disorder, or feeling the weight of depression? Perhaps you're a woman dealing with the unique challenges life throws our way or a teen trying to find how you belong in this world.
(561) 677-8625 View (561) 677-8625
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Authentic Self Psychotherapeutic Services
Psychologist, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
I believe that each individual is unique, and shaped by their life experiences. Problems and difficulties develop when we begin to live in a way that is not in accordance with our "true self". My main goal as a therapist is to help patients explore what path they need to take in order to be authentic to who they are. The ultimate goal for each person is to live a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.
I believe that each individual is unique, and shaped by their life experiences. Problems and difficulties develop when we begin to live in a way that is not in accordance with our "true self". My main goal as a therapist is to help patients explore what path they need to take in order to be authentic to who they are. The ultimate goal for each person is to live a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.
(561) 220-2529 View (561) 220-2529
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Diane Sanders
Counselor, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Gay, lesbian and transgender men and women deserve a dedicated mental health professional. In my practice, I offer time-tested therapeutic techniques to overcome the emotional suffering of adults and teens with relationship problems, anxiety, stress, trauma, loss, depression, self-harm, phobias and addiction. My goal is sustained long-term improvement in individuals suffering from a wide variety of psychological difficulties including bipolar, impulse control and obsessive-compulsive disorders. I am particularly passionate about LGBTQIA+ life issues in today's challenging world.
Gay, lesbian and transgender men and women deserve a dedicated mental health professional. In my practice, I offer time-tested therapeutic techniques to overcome the emotional suffering of adults and teens with relationship problems, anxiety, stress, trauma, loss, depression, self-harm, phobias and addiction. My goal is sustained long-term improvement in individuals suffering from a wide variety of psychological difficulties including bipolar, impulse control and obsessive-compulsive disorders. I am particularly passionate about LGBTQIA+ life issues in today's challenging world.
(561) 529-5686 View (561) 529-5686
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Vinia Valmy Estivens
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
I am a professional therapist with experience working with chronic mental illness, anxiety, depression, co-occurring disorders, and substance use disorders. I enjoy providing psychoeducation and utilizing cognitive-behavioral techniques to help clients effectively resolve their difficulties, and live the life they desire.
I am a professional therapist with experience working with chronic mental illness, anxiety, depression, co-occurring disorders, and substance use disorders. I enjoy providing psychoeducation and utilizing cognitive-behavioral techniques to help clients effectively resolve their difficulties, and live the life they desire.
(561) 418-6842 x4 View (561) 418-6842 x4
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Drema Jane Hatuel
PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409  (Online Only)
Dr. Hatuel is a doctor in psychology with 13 years of therapeutic experience. She received two master's degrees in counseling and clinical psychology, and her doctorate degree in psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. She offers a unique and eclectic approach to therapy for adults, couples, children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Hatuel works in creative ways to encourage personal growth, exploration on positive identity, and self-awareness. She has a unique way of connecting to adolescents struggling with identity and promotes all individuals to identify and accept previous behaviors and courage and strength to change.
Dr. Hatuel is a doctor in psychology with 13 years of therapeutic experience. She received two master's degrees in counseling and clinical psychology, and her doctorate degree in psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. She offers a unique and eclectic approach to therapy for adults, couples, children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Hatuel works in creative ways to encourage personal growth, exploration on positive identity, and self-awareness. She has a unique way of connecting to adolescents struggling with identity and promotes all individuals to identify and accept previous behaviors and courage and strength to change.
(561) 721-6400 View (561) 721-6400
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Terri Finnigan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
When clients enter into the therapeutic process willing to work, therapy can be nothing short of life changing. Therapy can provide clients with the tools to change their perspective, improve their thought and communication patterns, and increase their level of interpersonal intimacy. Most importantly, therapy gives clients the opportunity to be seen and heard in a safe, accepting environment.
When clients enter into the therapeutic process willing to work, therapy can be nothing short of life changing. Therapy can provide clients with the tools to change their perspective, improve their thought and communication patterns, and increase their level of interpersonal intimacy. Most importantly, therapy gives clients the opportunity to be seen and heard in a safe, accepting environment.
(561) 293-4864 View (561) 293-4864
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Kathryn Scott
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
I work primarily through a family systems lens assisting individuals, families, and couples to gain clarity on the role they held within their family system and working to resolve past trauma specifically within their early stages of development. I work with a variety of ages to assist with anxiety and depression using CBT and DBT techniques to promote both behavioral and cognitive change. I also work with teens and adults in their 20s and early 30s in finding purpose, and identity. I am person-centered and believe in meeting a client where they are, working at a pace that best suits their needs.
I work primarily through a family systems lens assisting individuals, families, and couples to gain clarity on the role they held within their family system and working to resolve past trauma specifically within their early stages of development. I work with a variety of ages to assist with anxiety and depression using CBT and DBT techniques to promote both behavioral and cognitive change. I also work with teens and adults in their 20s and early 30s in finding purpose, and identity. I am person-centered and believe in meeting a client where they are, working at a pace that best suits their needs.
(561) 448-9392 View (561) 448-9392
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Devon Lewis-Buchanan
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, LMSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409  (Online Only)
Combing through a list of profiles on Psychology Today to find the right therapist can be overwhelming, especially for men/boys of color. Are you struggling to find someone who you feel can relate to you and your experiences? If you are looking for a safe space to address the impact of traumatic experiences, develop skills to regulate your emotions, or tools to help cope with everyday stress schedule a free consultation today.
Combing through a list of profiles on Psychology Today to find the right therapist can be overwhelming, especially for men/boys of color. Are you struggling to find someone who you feel can relate to you and your experiences? If you are looking for a safe space to address the impact of traumatic experiences, develop skills to regulate your emotions, or tools to help cope with everyday stress schedule a free consultation today.
(561) 464-5844 View (561) 464-5844
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Dr. Elizabeth Wolfe
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409  (Online Only)
Relationships can be a source of joy and fulfillment, but they can also be complex and challenging. If you and your partner are experiencing communication breakdowns, intimacy issues, or conflicts that seem insurmountable, couples therapy can provide a fresh perspective and facilitate positive change. Through open dialogue, constructive problem-solving, and effective communication techniques, I will help you and your partner strengthen your bond, rebuild trust, and foster a more loving, healthy, and satisfying relationship. You do not have to face these challenges alone! I am here to help.
Relationships can be a source of joy and fulfillment, but they can also be complex and challenging. If you and your partner are experiencing communication breakdowns, intimacy issues, or conflicts that seem insurmountable, couples therapy can provide a fresh perspective and facilitate positive change. Through open dialogue, constructive problem-solving, and effective communication techniques, I will help you and your partner strengthen your bond, rebuild trust, and foster a more loving, healthy, and satisfying relationship. You do not have to face these challenges alone! I am here to help.
(561) 861-2418 View (561) 861-2418
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Dion Matriscino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST
Verified Verified
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
If you wrote the story of your life, what would be its story line? How would you describe its main character? Do you feel like you are writing the story or are you improvising without a script? Sometimes, it helps to bring someone into the creative process.
If you wrote the story of your life, what would be its story line? How would you describe its main character? Do you feel like you are writing the story or are you improvising without a script? Sometimes, it helps to bring someone into the creative process.
(561) 257-5706 View (561) 257-5706
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Elizabeth Mello
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Not accepting new clients
All too often, we find ourselves a bit lost, in need of validation, reassurance, or direction. It is my professional belief that seeking therapy is an empowering first step and the relationship between an individual and their therapist is of the utmost importance. Through my work, I strive to connect with my clients on a human level as many of us experience self-doubt, anxiety, and difficulty processing what life is throwing at us. My approach to therapy is integrative, working to empower the client to discover his or her own strengths and to act as a facilitator in an individual's growth and clarity.
All too often, we find ourselves a bit lost, in need of validation, reassurance, or direction. It is my professional belief that seeking therapy is an empowering first step and the relationship between an individual and their therapist is of the utmost importance. Through my work, I strive to connect with my clients on a human level as many of us experience self-doubt, anxiety, and difficulty processing what life is throwing at us. My approach to therapy is integrative, working to empower the client to discover his or her own strengths and to act as a facilitator in an individual's growth and clarity.
(561) 264-0523 View (561) 264-0523
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Beverly Gibel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, PA
Verified Verified
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409
I am an active therapist who provides warmth, understanding and practical feedback. I have treated the most difficult cases with success. I am devoted to the well-being, healing and growth of all people. My expertise spans a spectrum of mental health issues: anxiety, panic, and phobic states, depression/mood disorders, adjustment disorders, spiritual issues, and compulsive or addictive behaviors. Sought by therapists, doctors, lawyers, Working with children, adolescents and adults, I am well trained in family and couples treatment, especially during life transitions. I use a comprehensive, multifaceted approach which may include alternative approaches and consultation with other professionals.
I am an active therapist who provides warmth, understanding and practical feedback. I have treated the most difficult cases with success. I am devoted to the well-being, healing and growth of all people. My expertise spans a spectrum of mental health issues: anxiety, panic, and phobic states, depression/mood disorders, adjustment disorders, spiritual issues, and compulsive or addictive behaviors. Sought by therapists, doctors, lawyers, Working with children, adolescents and adults, I am well trained in family and couples treatment, especially during life transitions. I use a comprehensive, multifaceted approach which may include alternative approaches and consultation with other professionals.
(561) 515-5795 View (561) 515-5795
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Danielle Jeraci
Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL 33409  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently on maternity leave...Our work together will involve delving deep into the root of your thought and behavior patterns. By unraveling their origin, we pave the way for a new chapter—one where you wield the ability to reinterpret and respond to triggers with resilience and empowerment. I strive to help you discover how to cultivate self-love, a vital ingredient that enables you to fully embody your potential and form more fulfilling relationships with others.
I am currently on maternity leave...Our work together will involve delving deep into the root of your thought and behavior patterns. By unraveling their origin, we pave the way for a new chapter—one where you wield the ability to reinterpret and respond to triggers with resilience and empowerment. I strive to help you discover how to cultivate self-love, a vital ingredient that enables you to fully embody your potential and form more fulfilling relationships with others.
(561) 721-6400 View (561) 721-6400

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Number of Therapists in Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL who prioritize treating:

90% Self Esteem
86% Anxiety
76% Relationship Issues
76% Depression
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
67% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach, FL see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Palm Beach Lakes, West Palm Beach?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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