Therapists in Moultrie, GA

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Marsha Carlton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Moultrie, GA 31768  (Online Only)
You already have within you everything you need within you to thrive! What is the concern that brings you here today? My priority is to assist you to discover your own needs & values; to unearth your own answers; to accomplish your wellness goals; and to live a purpose-driven life. Wherever you are is where we will begin. I will offer you hope and help you develop your strengths to focus on changing the things you can. I ask that you bring your courage to each session (I’ll help you find it!). And I ask that you be open to trusting the process. You can learn to navigate with courage, grace, and a stronger sense of love for self.
You already have within you everything you need within you to thrive! What is the concern that brings you here today? My priority is to assist you to discover your own needs & values; to unearth your own answers; to accomplish your wellness goals; and to live a purpose-driven life. Wherever you are is where we will begin. I will offer you hope and help you develop your strengths to focus on changing the things you can. I ask that you bring your courage to each session (I’ll help you find it!). And I ask that you be open to trusting the process. You can learn to navigate with courage, grace, and a stronger sense of love for self.
(229) 575-1957 View (229) 575-1957
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Kasey Griner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Moultrie, GA 31768
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice with over 8 years of professional experience working across a variety of settings, including acute mental health, chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, PTSD and family therapy. I enjoy working with adults of all ages and have experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings as well as individual and group therapy. In addition to advanced training in addictions, I also have experience and training in maternal and perinatal counseling. Perinatal mental health covers the period of pregnancy up to a year after birth.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice with over 8 years of professional experience working across a variety of settings, including acute mental health, chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, PTSD and family therapy. I enjoy working with adults of all ages and have experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings as well as individual and group therapy. In addition to advanced training in addictions, I also have experience and training in maternal and perinatal counseling. Perinatal mental health covers the period of pregnancy up to a year after birth.
(229) 800-6718 View (229) 800-6718
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Glenn Howard Ritchie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Moultrie, GA 31768
Many of us will find ourselves in a difficult time at some point where we feel stressed, overwhelmed or down. Whether you are going through such a difficult season individually, with children, or with family, you deserve to be empowered to discover your healthiest and best version of yourself. At the Turning Point Outpatient Clinic and as the Assistant Program Director, it is our mission to walk with you to find the right care to help you achieve your goals.
Many of us will find ourselves in a difficult time at some point where we feel stressed, overwhelmed or down. Whether you are going through such a difficult season individually, with children, or with family, you deserve to be empowered to discover your healthiest and best version of yourself. At the Turning Point Outpatient Clinic and as the Assistant Program Director, it is our mission to walk with you to find the right care to help you achieve your goals.
(229) 210-3704 View (229) 210-3704
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Jessie VanDeVelde Moreno
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Moultrie, GA 31768
" I see it as a privilege to walk beside my clients in their journeys. My clients inspire me through their dedication and drive to be the best version of themselves ." ~ Jessie VanDeVelde Moreno, LMFT
" I see it as a privilege to walk beside my clients in their journeys. My clients inspire me through their dedication and drive to be the best version of themselves ." ~ Jessie VanDeVelde Moreno, LMFT
(229) 233-7992 View (229) 233-7992
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Michelle Alden Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CAMS, II
Verified Verified
Moultrie, GA 31768
I am a fully licensed, bilingual clinician working with a diverse population. Since 2010, I have worked with Adolescents and Children as well as with families, and groups. The populations were diverse anywhere from depression, multiple personalities, trauma victims, alcohol abuse, physical/emotional and sexual abuse, anxiety, anger management, self-mutilators, bipolar, bullying victims, OCD, conduct/Oppositional, some eating disorders, grief self-esteem to name a few.
I am a fully licensed, bilingual clinician working with a diverse population. Since 2010, I have worked with Adolescents and Children as well as with families, and groups. The populations were diverse anywhere from depression, multiple personalities, trauma victims, alcohol abuse, physical/emotional and sexual abuse, anxiety, anger management, self-mutilators, bipolar, bullying victims, OCD, conduct/Oppositional, some eating disorders, grief self-esteem to name a few.
(844) 842-2462 View (844) 842-2462
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Pat Patten
Pastoral Counselor, DCC, MDiv, LCCC
Verified Verified
Moultrie, GA 31768
I work with couples, families and individuals. I counsel from a Christian perspective offering insight, encouragement and guidance from a biblical worldview. I also reference Christian literature on marriage, family and healthy individuals. I also work with temperaments (personality types) in helping people better understand themselves and those they are in relationship with.
I work with couples, families and individuals. I counsel from a Christian perspective offering insight, encouragement and guidance from a biblical worldview. I also reference Christian literature on marriage, family and healthy individuals. I also work with temperaments (personality types) in helping people better understand themselves and those they are in relationship with.
(229) 518-3044 View (229) 518-3044
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Kelly D Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Moultrie, GA 31768
I enjoy working with a wide range of client populations and the challenges faced by each. When asked "what kind of clients" I see in my practice, my answer is always the same, that "I see normal people with normal problems." My goal is to provide a safe, therapeutic environment where one can share their innermost struggles and challenges without feeling judged or criticized, since it is my philosophy that we are all transforming and evolving from each experience or trial that we face. It is also my passion to empower each client with education, confidence and self-awareness.
I enjoy working with a wide range of client populations and the challenges faced by each. When asked "what kind of clients" I see in my practice, my answer is always the same, that "I see normal people with normal problems." My goal is to provide a safe, therapeutic environment where one can share their innermost struggles and challenges without feeling judged or criticized, since it is my philosophy that we are all transforming and evolving from each experience or trial that we face. It is also my passion to empower each client with education, confidence and self-awareness.
(229) 234-8826 View (229) 234-8826
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Erin Whitley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Moultrie, GA 31768
"To this day, one of the greatest honors of my life is when people trust me enough to share the hard parts of their story" - Author unknown. Everyone's story is unique and their own. I believe that my clients have the ability to change the narrative of their story. Life often takes difficult, unexpected turns. It can be helpful to have support as you navigate these new experiences. I work with my clients to co-create change in areas that are important for them. I often work with Clients who have experiences trauma, unexpected life changes, mood disorders such as anxiety or depression, and more.
"To this day, one of the greatest honors of my life is when people trust me enough to share the hard parts of their story" - Author unknown. Everyone's story is unique and their own. I believe that my clients have the ability to change the narrative of their story. Life often takes difficult, unexpected turns. It can be helpful to have support as you navigate these new experiences. I work with my clients to co-create change in areas that are important for them. I often work with Clients who have experiences trauma, unexpected life changes, mood disorders such as anxiety or depression, and more.
(229) 280-6657 View (229) 280-6657
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Kristi B Godwin
Marriage & Family Therapist, DPA, LMFT, CCTP, EMDR-T
Verified Verified
Moultrie, GA 31768
My highest priority is to create a safe place for you to grow, explore, and heal. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, which means I will look at your situation systemically, working alongside you to see the whole picture of why the issues you want to address exist. This will best help us know how to address and resolve them. I have been working as a counselor since 2002 and love nothing more than helping people reach their full potential.
My highest priority is to create a safe place for you to grow, explore, and heal. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, which means I will look at your situation systemically, working alongside you to see the whole picture of why the issues you want to address exist. This will best help us know how to address and resolve them. I have been working as a counselor since 2002 and love nothing more than helping people reach their full potential.
(229) 490-4968 View (229) 490-4968
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Peggy Harless
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Moultrie, GA 31768  (Online Only)
I’ve worked with a wide variety of clients between outpatient clinic work, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and everything between! In my free time I read and play video games.
I’ve worked with a wide variety of clients between outpatient clinic work, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and everything between! In my free time I read and play video games.
(470) 664-4524 View (470) 664-4524
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Kalyn Brumbley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP, EMDR-T
Verified Verified
Moultrie, GA 31768
Hello, I'm Kalyn Brumbley - Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist! I am excited for you as you explore your next steps in seeking healing & change in your life. My primary goal as a Therapist is to offer you the space to be vulnerable and creative in collaborative solution-finding while strengthening internal resources to promote your personal growth & to expand your view of yourself. I enjoy learning about your unique understanding of your own experience, as well foster curiousity about your interactions within a network of systems/relationships. I strive to hold your stories with care, empathy, & compassion.
Hello, I'm Kalyn Brumbley - Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist! I am excited for you as you explore your next steps in seeking healing & change in your life. My primary goal as a Therapist is to offer you the space to be vulnerable and creative in collaborative solution-finding while strengthening internal resources to promote your personal growth & to expand your view of yourself. I enjoy learning about your unique understanding of your own experience, as well foster curiousity about your interactions within a network of systems/relationships. I strive to hold your stories with care, empathy, & compassion.
(229) 999-2394 View (229) 999-2394
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Catherine B Howell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Moultrie, GA 31768
Our focus is to promote emotional wellness. We provide therapeutic services in a quiet and peaceful environment that is located just far enough outside of Thomasville, Georgia, to encourage a sense of removing oneself from the stress of daily life. We have Therapy Dogs in the office to assist with our patient's level of comfort. We also provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy on our small farm when weather is permitting. This form of therapy is solution-focused and does not require any experiences with horses. It is all "on the ground" and takes place in a safe location.
Our focus is to promote emotional wellness. We provide therapeutic services in a quiet and peaceful environment that is located just far enough outside of Thomasville, Georgia, to encourage a sense of removing oneself from the stress of daily life. We have Therapy Dogs in the office to assist with our patient's level of comfort. We also provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy on our small farm when weather is permitting. This form of therapy is solution-focused and does not require any experiences with horses. It is all "on the ground" and takes place in a safe location.
(229) 261-1179 View (229) 261-1179
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Joanna Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Moultrie, GA 31768
Do you find it difficult to form meaningful connections or trust others? Or perhaps have fear of disappointing others for living the life you desire? “You’ve mastered survival mode. Now it’s time to live.” -Unknown- Imagine waking up to a life you designed. Putting yourself first takes an incredible amount of courage. You deserve the life you’ve longed for. My specialties encompass matters related to complex trauma and attachment issues, including adult and children of narcissist parents. In addition, I have experience with mood and anxiety disorders.
Do you find it difficult to form meaningful connections or trust others? Or perhaps have fear of disappointing others for living the life you desire? “You’ve mastered survival mode. Now it’s time to live.” -Unknown- Imagine waking up to a life you designed. Putting yourself first takes an incredible amount of courage. You deserve the life you’ve longed for. My specialties encompass matters related to complex trauma and attachment issues, including adult and children of narcissist parents. In addition, I have experience with mood and anxiety disorders.
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Debra Dantzler
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MAC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Moultrie, GA 31788
Ambivalence in therapy is not uncommon. It is a natural response, especially for people who are unaccustomed to being on the receiving end of care and support. Acknowledging the need for help can feel like a daunting task as if it is a betrayal of the very roles, you have been fulfilling. There is a discomfort that in seeking help, you might unravel, showing a vulnerability that contradicts your perceived identity. This discomfort, however, overlooks a crucial truth: vulnerability is not a sign of weakness, but rather a courageous step towards healing and growth. Therapy, in its essence, is a journey of self-discovery and healing.
Ambivalence in therapy is not uncommon. It is a natural response, especially for people who are unaccustomed to being on the receiving end of care and support. Acknowledging the need for help can feel like a daunting task as if it is a betrayal of the very roles, you have been fulfilling. There is a discomfort that in seeking help, you might unravel, showing a vulnerability that contradicts your perceived identity. This discomfort, however, overlooks a crucial truth: vulnerability is not a sign of weakness, but rather a courageous step towards healing and growth. Therapy, in its essence, is a journey of self-discovery and healing.
(404) 620-6791 View (404) 620-6791
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NBC Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CMAC, CEAP
Verified Verified
Moultrie, GA 31768  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Need a boost but don't know where to start? Does stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, or life events have you stuck? Individuals experiencing challenges with life stage events, anger, depressive mood, stress or anxiety, conflict resolution regarding relationship problems, and career/school difficulties can expect additional support in the areas of learning effective coping skills, communication skills, self-care and resiliency skills, self-exploration, & work-life-school balance action steps. Quick Question: Are you ready for a change? If so, there is no time like now to start your New Beginning!
Need a boost but don't know where to start? Does stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, or life events have you stuck? Individuals experiencing challenges with life stage events, anger, depressive mood, stress or anxiety, conflict resolution regarding relationship problems, and career/school difficulties can expect additional support in the areas of learning effective coping skills, communication skills, self-care and resiliency skills, self-exploration, & work-life-school balance action steps. Quick Question: Are you ready for a change? If so, there is no time like now to start your New Beginning!
(229) 514-3141 View (229) 514-3141
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J. J. Widener
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Moultrie, GA 31768
Waitlist for new clients
Up front, I'm not the therapist for everyone. I don't have a flowery sales pitch about self-fulfillment and safe spaces, I'll probably be wearing an old t-shirt and jeans, I encourage expressive profanity, and I have more tattoos than your average therapist. Most of my caseload is trauma and PTSD. Much of the trauma work involves complex trauma with co-occurring dissociation, personality disorders, substance abuse, and anger. My work with trauma clients includes adult and adolescent survivors of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, both active duty and retired military personnel, and first responders.
Up front, I'm not the therapist for everyone. I don't have a flowery sales pitch about self-fulfillment and safe spaces, I'll probably be wearing an old t-shirt and jeans, I encourage expressive profanity, and I have more tattoos than your average therapist. Most of my caseload is trauma and PTSD. Much of the trauma work involves complex trauma with co-occurring dissociation, personality disorders, substance abuse, and anger. My work with trauma clients includes adult and adolescent survivors of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, both active duty and retired military personnel, and first responders.
(678) 719-0929 View (678) 719-0929

Online Therapists

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Caryn Patel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA MFT , LPC
Verified Verified
Warner Robins, GA 31088
Waitlist for new clients
Is it normal to feel additional stress and anxiety during right now? Do you feel like you are repeating the same mistakes over and over again? Everybody experiences life differently. If you are having a problem with increased depression, anxiety or grief, I can help you learn to empower yourself and become that stronger person that you are looking for. Let me help you find the skills to make stronger relationships and build better families. If you feel like you are stuck and in a bad place, or just need a little help, let me help you. I believe in the power of self.
Is it normal to feel additional stress and anxiety during right now? Do you feel like you are repeating the same mistakes over and over again? Everybody experiences life differently. If you are having a problem with increased depression, anxiety or grief, I can help you learn to empower yourself and become that stronger person that you are looking for. Let me help you find the skills to make stronger relationships and build better families. If you feel like you are stuck and in a bad place, or just need a little help, let me help you. I believe in the power of self.
(478) 449-6657 View (478) 449-6657
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Lisha Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Leesburg, GA 31763  (Online Only)
Life affords each of us a path of unique adventures. In the blink of an eye our happy adventure can change to a path filled with uncertainty, frustration, and powerlessness. We sometimes find ourselves struggling with family/work life balance, relational issues, financial challenges, or may have unresolved hurt from our past. Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed with these or similar problems? Have you become anxious about COVID-19, social distancing, and the racial unrest occurring right now? Do you long to feel "normal" again? While we can't change the past or predict the future, we can chart a new course and begin to feel better.
Life affords each of us a path of unique adventures. In the blink of an eye our happy adventure can change to a path filled with uncertainty, frustration, and powerlessness. We sometimes find ourselves struggling with family/work life balance, relational issues, financial challenges, or may have unresolved hurt from our past. Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed with these or similar problems? Have you become anxious about COVID-19, social distancing, and the racial unrest occurring right now? Do you long to feel "normal" again? While we can't change the past or predict the future, we can chart a new course and begin to feel better.
(229) 207-9051 View (229) 207-9051
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Samantha Plut
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Samantha offers individual and family therapy for children, teenagers, and adults. She works from equine-assisted psychotherapy, dialectal-behavior perspective, cognitive behavioral therapy and other therapy modalities that fit client needs. This can be in-person or via telemental health. Treatment can include PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, anger management, autism, and much more with a solution based on your needs. She works with clients from all walks of life.
Samantha offers individual and family therapy for children, teenagers, and adults. She works from equine-assisted psychotherapy, dialectal-behavior perspective, cognitive behavioral therapy and other therapy modalities that fit client needs. This can be in-person or via telemental health. Treatment can include PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, anger management, autism, and much more with a solution based on your needs. She works with clients from all walks of life.
(478) 666-6512 View (478) 666-6512
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Stephany A. Norris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CPCS, EMDR-T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valdosta, GA 31602
Waitlist for new clients
I strive to create an empathic, comfortable, and professional environment for my clients. I work with all types of individuals who struggle with many areas of difficulty. Any problem is not too big or too small; whether you are attempting to overcome a long term mental health issue, or are having difficulty adjusting to a life change. I love my work and I enjoy helping others work through life's many challenges. I care about taking a non-judgmental approach in evaluating and treating my clients, and I focus on pulling out personal strengths so that you are better prepared and enabled to find solutions.
I strive to create an empathic, comfortable, and professional environment for my clients. I work with all types of individuals who struggle with many areas of difficulty. Any problem is not too big or too small; whether you are attempting to overcome a long term mental health issue, or are having difficulty adjusting to a life change. I love my work and I enjoy helping others work through life's many challenges. I care about taking a non-judgmental approach in evaluating and treating my clients, and I focus on pulling out personal strengths so that you are better prepared and enabled to find solutions.
(229) 389-3042 View (229) 389-3042

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Number of Therapists in Moultrie, GA

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Moultrie, GA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
94% Anxiety
88% Coping Skills
81% Grief
81% Trauma and PTSD
81% Self Esteem
81% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Aetna

How Therapists in Moultrie, GA see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Moultrie?

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.