Therapists in Aiea, HI

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Liz Everett
Psychologist, PsyD, CSAC
Verified Verified
Aiea, HI 96701  (Online Only)
Are you currently experiencing uncomfortable feelings or trying to find your voice? Having trouble coping with life transitions? Trying to reconnect with a partner but feeling stuck/unsure? Fearful of the future or unknown? As a licensed Clinical Psychologist & Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), I help individuals curate lives and relationships they're excited to show up to, with clarity, confidence, and authenticity.
Are you currently experiencing uncomfortable feelings or trying to find your voice? Having trouble coping with life transitions? Trying to reconnect with a partner but feeling stuck/unsure? Fearful of the future or unknown? As a licensed Clinical Psychologist & Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), I help individuals curate lives and relationships they're excited to show up to, with clarity, confidence, and authenticity.
(808) 563-5177 View (808) 563-5177
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Kelsi Yonting- -Xplor Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aiea, HI 96701  (Online Only)
Creating and maintaining a healthy family is something that can be difficult to do, but highly rewarding. That's why you may need some guidance along the way. Whether you or your family are facing a transition, struggling with anxiety, depression, or substance abuse, or trying to manage children who are acting out, finding the right support can make all the difference.
Creating and maintaining a healthy family is something that can be difficult to do, but highly rewarding. That's why you may need some guidance along the way. Whether you or your family are facing a transition, struggling with anxiety, depression, or substance abuse, or trying to manage children who are acting out, finding the right support can make all the difference.
(808) 204-4807 View (808) 204-4807
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The Hawai'i Depression Clinic
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Aiea, HI 96701
At Hawaii Depression Clinic - a TMS and therapy clinic - we believe that everyone deserves to live a happy, healthy life, and we're committed to helping individuals struggling with depression achieve that goal. If you're feeling stuck or overwhelmed by your depression symptoms, we're here to help. Our team of experienced clinicians and staff are passionate about working with motivated individuals who are ready to take control of their mental health. We specialize in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, a cutting-edge treatment that has been shown to be highly effective in treating depression. We pair TMS with time-limited psychotherapy, meaning that you'll work with a therapist for a set number of sessions, and during that time you'll learn strategies to help manage your depression symptoms. This approach can be really helpful because it gives you a clear idea of what to expect, and it can help you feel more in control of your treatment. If you're looking for a supportive and compassionate team to help you on your journey to recovery, we'd love to work with you. Together, we can help you find relief from your depression symptoms and start living the life you deserve.
At Hawaii Depression Clinic - a TMS and therapy clinic - we believe that everyone deserves to live a happy, healthy life, and we're committed to helping individuals struggling with depression achieve that goal. If you're feeling stuck or overwhelmed by your depression symptoms, we're here to help. Our team of experienced clinicians and staff are passionate about working with motivated individuals who are ready to take control of their mental health. We specialize in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy, a cutting-edge treatment that has been shown to be highly effective in treating depression. We pair TMS with time-limited psychotherapy, meaning that you'll work with a therapist for a set number of sessions, and during that time you'll learn strategies to help manage your depression symptoms. This approach can be really helpful because it gives you a clear idea of what to expect, and it can help you feel more in control of your treatment. If you're looking for a supportive and compassionate team to help you on your journey to recovery, we'd love to work with you. Together, we can help you find relief from your depression symptoms and start living the life you deserve.
(808) 736-6134 View (808) 736-6134
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Good Life Counseling Center
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aiea, HI 96701
Aloha, my name is Mishea Good. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that grew up here on Oahu it is an honor to be providing support to the community that helped raise me. Choosing to seek a helpful resource is the first major step in becoming the best version of yourself, for you, your family and the world around you. I have always had an intimate passion for helping and providing care for the people in my life which led me to this profession. I look forward to helping assist in providing the knowledge and tools it will take to get you through any situation in life that you may be struggling to overcome.
Aloha, my name is Mishea Good. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that grew up here on Oahu it is an honor to be providing support to the community that helped raise me. Choosing to seek a helpful resource is the first major step in becoming the best version of yourself, for you, your family and the world around you. I have always had an intimate passion for helping and providing care for the people in my life which led me to this profession. I look forward to helping assist in providing the knowledge and tools it will take to get you through any situation in life that you may be struggling to overcome.
(808) 458-3620 View (808) 458-3620
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Amy Yang - Xplor Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aiea, HI 96701
When life gets too heavy, it can seem like no amount of support will help. But, that's exactly when the right kind of help can make the difference. Whether you're facing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bereavement, or a difficult transition, I believe you have the power to change within. While working with me, you'll have a supportive and safe environment to share your stories and your experiences in a supportive, non-judgmental space. I have extensive experience working with children and adults, including military families and families with extraordinary children diagnosed with autism.
When life gets too heavy, it can seem like no amount of support will help. But, that's exactly when the right kind of help can make the difference. Whether you're facing depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bereavement, or a difficult transition, I believe you have the power to change within. While working with me, you'll have a supportive and safe environment to share your stories and your experiences in a supportive, non-judgmental space. I have extensive experience working with children and adults, including military families and families with extraordinary children diagnosed with autism.
(808) 435-4813 View (808) 435-4813
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Anonui Health & Wellness Hawaii LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT, CSAC
Verified Verified
Aiea, HI 96701
Aloha Ka Kou, My name is Monique Pualani Anuenue Gomes and I would be honored to provide you with "Culturally Sensitive" therapeutic services. Please allow me to lend my Kokua (help) and walk with you through this therapeutic journey. Being Native Hawaiian born & raised on Oahu island, have experience working with Hawaii's Unique Multicultural population. According to a recent study by Krogstad (2015) Hawaii is home to the Nation's Largest Multiracial American population. This means, 1 out of 4 individuals (24%) identify with multiracial or multicultural ancestry. Therefore, to provide "culturally sensitive" therapeutic services, is to, provide "competent" therapeutic services.
Aloha Ka Kou, My name is Monique Pualani Anuenue Gomes and I would be honored to provide you with "Culturally Sensitive" therapeutic services. Please allow me to lend my Kokua (help) and walk with you through this therapeutic journey. Being Native Hawaiian born & raised on Oahu island, have experience working with Hawaii's Unique Multicultural population. According to a recent study by Krogstad (2015) Hawaii is home to the Nation's Largest Multiracial American population. This means, 1 out of 4 individuals (24%) identify with multiracial or multicultural ancestry. Therefore, to provide "culturally sensitive" therapeutic services, is to, provide "competent" therapeutic services.
(808) 400-7247 View (808) 400-7247
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Natasha Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aiea, HI 96701
Hey there! My name is NaTasha Wilson, LCSW I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about providing a safe space, while supporting my clients as they navigate life’s stressors and challenges. You can expect therapy to be collaborative, with tools that are tailored to meet your needs. I will meet you where you are at, and together, we will develop a way forward that cultivates healing and growth. I understand the amount of courage it takes to reach out. Let’s see how we can work together on your healing journey.
Hey there! My name is NaTasha Wilson, LCSW I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about providing a safe space, while supporting my clients as they navigate life’s stressors and challenges. You can expect therapy to be collaborative, with tools that are tailored to meet your needs. I will meet you where you are at, and together, we will develop a way forward that cultivates healing and growth. I understand the amount of courage it takes to reach out. Let’s see how we can work together on your healing journey.
(808) 563-5594 View (808) 563-5594
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Karen A Tyson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Aiea, HI 96701
If you or your child struggles with a suspected learning disability we are here to help! I can provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a wide array of learning disorders including ADHD, Autism, Aspergers and Dyslexia. Call me, I'm here to help and I understand!
If you or your child struggles with a suspected learning disability we are here to help! I can provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a wide array of learning disorders including ADHD, Autism, Aspergers and Dyslexia. Call me, I'm here to help and I understand!
(808) 518-6242 View (808) 518-6242
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Angelica A. Tagaban
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Aiea, HI 96701  (Online Only)
“Give yourself the same care and attention that you give others and watch yourself bloom.” – The Sprouting Sunflower We often focus our energies on taking care of others and everything around us that we forget to take care of ourselves. Then we become overwhelmed, stressed, and feel many mixed emotions causing us to remain stuck in our patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaviors. Feeling stuck can significantly impact our relationship with others and with ourselves that leads to unhealthy ways of coping and feeling that everything might be "too much".
“Give yourself the same care and attention that you give others and watch yourself bloom.” – The Sprouting Sunflower We often focus our energies on taking care of others and everything around us that we forget to take care of ourselves. Then we become overwhelmed, stressed, and feel many mixed emotions causing us to remain stuck in our patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaviors. Feeling stuck can significantly impact our relationship with others and with ourselves that leads to unhealthy ways of coping and feeling that everything might be "too much".
(808) 204-4996 View (808) 204-4996
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Jenny M. Unno-Lee
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Aiea, HI 96701
I was born and raised in Hawaii and my passion is to support children, teens, and adults within my local community. I have been in practice for the past 14+ years, and it is my desire is to provide a family-friendly environment with professional and ethical services to meet the emotional, physical, and social well-being of children, teens, adults and their families.
I was born and raised in Hawaii and my passion is to support children, teens, and adults within my local community. I have been in practice for the past 14+ years, and it is my desire is to provide a family-friendly environment with professional and ethical services to meet the emotional, physical, and social well-being of children, teens, adults and their families.
(808) 425-9070 View (808) 425-9070
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Jessica Lee-Jl Hope Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAC
Verified Verified
Aiea, HI 96701
Life can be filled with many challenges that feel overwhelming and past experiences that can leave a lasting impact. We all carry a story. It is my goal to honor your story and experiences and to walk with you on your journey towards healing. I believe therapy starts with a strong trusting relationship between client and therapist. I work very hard to develop this relationship. It is my commitment to offer a safe environment to explore your concerns without judgement.
Life can be filled with many challenges that feel overwhelming and past experiences that can leave a lasting impact. We all carry a story. It is my goal to honor your story and experiences and to walk with you on your journey towards healing. I believe therapy starts with a strong trusting relationship between client and therapist. I work very hard to develop this relationship. It is my commitment to offer a safe environment to explore your concerns without judgement.
(808) 731-2294 View (808) 731-2294
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Amy Humphrey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aiea, HI 96701  (Online Only)
Therapy can be difficult, it requires exposure of thoughts and feelings that you spent a lot of time hiding. It takes courage and self-awareness to start therapy. Anyone reaching out to start that process deserves somebody ready to listen. The best therapy is when a person is ready to make changes in their life. A lot of external change can happen when you make internal changes – by addressing deeply held beliefs and challenging assumptions often accepted as true. I particularly want to be a supportive presence to anyone in the LGBTQ+ community. I work hard to make sure my clients feel safe and empowered in expressing themselves.
Therapy can be difficult, it requires exposure of thoughts and feelings that you spent a lot of time hiding. It takes courage and self-awareness to start therapy. Anyone reaching out to start that process deserves somebody ready to listen. The best therapy is when a person is ready to make changes in their life. A lot of external change can happen when you make internal changes – by addressing deeply held beliefs and challenging assumptions often accepted as true. I particularly want to be a supportive presence to anyone in the LGBTQ+ community. I work hard to make sure my clients feel safe and empowered in expressing themselves.
(808) 207-9776 View (808) 207-9776
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Kainoa Dang
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Aiea, HI 96701
I believe we all have a destiny to achieve. Whether you are stuck in a cycle and can't escape, or you are feeling as though you haven't reached your full potential, I am here for you. Together we will help you to become a genuine and authentic self. You'll learn how to change thought patterns, better understand your emotions, and manage those difficult and stressful times.
I believe we all have a destiny to achieve. Whether you are stuck in a cycle and can't escape, or you are feeling as though you haven't reached your full potential, I am here for you. Together we will help you to become a genuine and authentic self. You'll learn how to change thought patterns, better understand your emotions, and manage those difficult and stressful times.
(808) 427-3196 View (808) 427-3196
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Dawn S Tomita
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Aiea, HI 96701  (Online Only)
In a private practice setting, Dr. Tomita creates a safe and supportive therapy environment for patients to explore their problems and vulnerabilities. She believes that it is a privilege to help patients to overcome obstacles in their life to facilitate healing and growth.
In a private practice setting, Dr. Tomita creates a safe and supportive therapy environment for patients to explore their problems and vulnerabilities. She believes that it is a privilege to help patients to overcome obstacles in their life to facilitate healing and growth.
(808) 725-3024 View (808) 725-3024
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Lee Katsumoto Lacerdo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aiea, HI 96701  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel like you are stuck in the past? Are you having difficulty with current life transitions and feeling discouraged? Sometimes taking the first step to ask for help is the scariest. Therapy is a safe venue to talk about these pressures and process your feelings. Taking care of your mental health during these trying times will help you manage all that is going on around you. Let me help you with your journey of healing and help you move forward in your life.
Do you feel like you are stuck in the past? Are you having difficulty with current life transitions and feeling discouraged? Sometimes taking the first step to ask for help is the scariest. Therapy is a safe venue to talk about these pressures and process your feelings. Taking care of your mental health during these trying times will help you manage all that is going on around you. Let me help you with your journey of healing and help you move forward in your life.
(808) 353-4396 View (808) 353-4396
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National Center for Psychological Services, Inc
Psychologist, PhD, MSCP, PsyD
Verified Verified
Aiea, HI 96701
Are you struggling with issues related to depression, trauma, grief, divorce, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a licensed professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. We are licensed Psychologists serving populations nationwide. We are here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Are you struggling with issues related to depression, trauma, grief, divorce, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a licensed professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. We are licensed Psychologists serving populations nationwide. We are here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
(808) 824-4960 View (808) 824-4960
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Jessica Wong: DaVine Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Aiea, HI 96701
Not accepting new clients
You want to appear strong, but deep down you are crumbling. You may be fed up with your past ruining your relationships and your life. You may feel stuck in old ways and thought patterns no matter what you do, or feeling like you’re “crazy“ or somehow doing it wrong. You might not even remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready to get unstuck. You’re ready to feel clear-headed and confident. You’re ready to embrace a new identity. Most of all, you’re ready to be set free from the trauma & the drama that has held you captive. You want to start experiencing that abundant life you desire!
You want to appear strong, but deep down you are crumbling. You may be fed up with your past ruining your relationships and your life. You may feel stuck in old ways and thought patterns no matter what you do, or feeling like you’re “crazy“ or somehow doing it wrong. You might not even remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready to get unstuck. You’re ready to feel clear-headed and confident. You’re ready to embrace a new identity. Most of all, you’re ready to be set free from the trauma & the drama that has held you captive. You want to start experiencing that abundant life you desire!
(808) 378-3814 View (808) 378-3814
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Julie Oliveira-Payton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Aiea, HI 96701
Hello! My name is Dr. Julie Oliveira-Payton. I love to help people decide, prepare for, and celebrate their decision to have bariatric surgery. I have a doctoral degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and a master's degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I am also board-certified as a Bariatric Counselor and hold a License in Clinical Social Work. What makes my heart sing, is watching people transform their lives. I have been blessed to walk this journey of a 2nd chance of life with bariatric surgery patients for over 15 years.
Hello! My name is Dr. Julie Oliveira-Payton. I love to help people decide, prepare for, and celebrate their decision to have bariatric surgery. I have a doctoral degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and a master's degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I am also board-certified as a Bariatric Counselor and hold a License in Clinical Social Work. What makes my heart sing, is watching people transform their lives. I have been blessed to walk this journey of a 2nd chance of life with bariatric surgery patients for over 15 years.
(808) 563-5471 View (808) 563-5471
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Angela Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Aiea, HI 96701
My primary goal is to provide non-judgmental support while guiding you as you navigate your personal journey. My role is to assist you in reaching new, higher and healthy goals. I strive to empower you and assist you in establishing and expanding healthier awareness.
My primary goal is to provide non-judgmental support while guiding you as you navigate your personal journey. My role is to assist you in reaching new, higher and healthy goals. I strive to empower you and assist you in establishing and expanding healthier awareness.
(808) 556-7253 View (808) 556-7253
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Rachel Remsen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Aiea, HI 96701
Aloha, my name is Rachel Remsen. I have a master’s degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Hawaii, and I am a nationally board-certified counselor. My approach to therapy is creating a safe place for individuals to process and work through the highs, lows, and everyday stress of life. My approach to therapy is built on a foundation of Person-Centered core concepts (empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence). I believe in meeting clients where they are at and creating a space where they feel comfortable.
Aloha, my name is Rachel Remsen. I have a master’s degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Hawaii, and I am a nationally board-certified counselor. My approach to therapy is creating a safe place for individuals to process and work through the highs, lows, and everyday stress of life. My approach to therapy is built on a foundation of Person-Centered core concepts (empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence). I believe in meeting clients where they are at and creating a space where they feel comfortable.
(808) 638-3609 View (808) 638-3609

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Number of Therapists in Aiea, HI

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Aiea, HI who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
79% Coping Skills
78% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
70% Family Conflict
69% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Hawaii Medical Services Association
67% University Health Alliance
62% Hawaii Medical Assurance Association

How Therapists in Aiea, HI see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Aiea?

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.