Therapists in Waimea, HI

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Honu & Bear
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743  (Online Only)
I am born and raised in Hawaii. I am Kanaka Mauoli. My grandmother is Pure Hawaiian or 100% Hawaiian. I am Hawaiian, Portuguese, Spanish and a little bit of Chinese. I am a mixed plate of sorts. I also love food. I am dedicated to working with children. It is my life's passion to help, serve, and help others get to the next level of their well being. I am solution focused so we don't spend a lot of time on your past experiences, however it helps to hear and know your story to understand who you are today and your generational influences. It is important to speak your truth and speak life into your now. We will go on a journey...
I am born and raised in Hawaii. I am Kanaka Mauoli. My grandmother is Pure Hawaiian or 100% Hawaiian. I am Hawaiian, Portuguese, Spanish and a little bit of Chinese. I am a mixed plate of sorts. I also love food. I am dedicated to working with children. It is my life's passion to help, serve, and help others get to the next level of their well being. I am solution focused so we don't spend a lot of time on your past experiences, however it helps to hear and know your story to understand who you are today and your generational influences. It is important to speak your truth and speak life into your now. We will go on a journey...
(251) 581-7398 View (251) 581-7398
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Eric J Wolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MSEd
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
I love my job. I doesn't feel like one. There is so little work involved. What do I do? I deal in dreams to the lost. I find light in a dark places. I frame what I can. Sometimes I bury the past What is this work you speak of? Well - sometimes there is no work involved. Just a rambling old storyteller I remember the write story I deconstruct an old one I play Uno and Chess for a living. I bring laughter to serious people. I am a therapist.
I love my job. I doesn't feel like one. There is so little work involved. What do I do? I deal in dreams to the lost. I find light in a dark places. I frame what I can. Sometimes I bury the past What is this work you speak of? Well - sometimes there is no work involved. Just a rambling old storyteller I remember the write story I deconstruct an old one I play Uno and Chess for a living. I bring laughter to serious people. I am a therapist.
(808) 207-7294 View (808) 207-7294
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Caroline Culverhouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, ERYT, CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waimea, HI 96743
I am delighted you found me! I am here to work with you on whatever issues and potentials for growth you'd like to explore. I work holistically-mind-body-spirit. I am a licensed LCSW in the states of Hawaii and Pennsylvania as well as a certified psychoanalytic psychotherapist, certified group psychotherapist and certified clinical trauma professional. I work with children, teens and adults. For more info on me and my specialties please visit www.hOMePYM.com and www.integrative-awakening.com
I am delighted you found me! I am here to work with you on whatever issues and potentials for growth you'd like to explore. I work holistically-mind-body-spirit. I am a licensed LCSW in the states of Hawaii and Pennsylvania as well as a certified psychoanalytic psychotherapist, certified group psychotherapist and certified clinical trauma professional. I work with children, teens and adults. For more info on me and my specialties please visit www.hOMePYM.com and www.integrative-awakening.com
(610) 427-8979 View (610) 427-8979
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Hallie Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
I am encouraged that you have taken the first step to feeling better. Therapy is really hard work ~ and absolutely worth it. Feeling stuck is not a way of life ~ together we can get you moving again. I provide a safe, grace-filled environment to deal with life's challenges. I would love to walk alongside you to uncover your authentic life.
I am encouraged that you have taken the first step to feeling better. Therapy is really hard work ~ and absolutely worth it. Feeling stuck is not a way of life ~ together we can get you moving again. I provide a safe, grace-filled environment to deal with life's challenges. I would love to walk alongside you to uncover your authentic life.
(714) 485-0626 View (714) 485-0626
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Barbara J Sparrow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
Are you ready to change what isn't working in your life? Struggling with anxiety, self-defeating thoughts, life transitions, parenting stress, or just feeling lost and alone? Together, we will set goals and uncover your strengths.
Are you ready to change what isn't working in your life? Struggling with anxiety, self-defeating thoughts, life transitions, parenting stress, or just feeling lost and alone? Together, we will set goals and uncover your strengths.
(779) 256-4470 View (779) 256-4470
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Nancy Johnson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
Waitlist for new clients
Are you experiencing stress or uncertainty. Do you feel overwhelmed or stuck? Change is a critical part of life, but sometimes we need support to navigate that change. By working together to foster better understanding of the issues at hand and create forward movement, balance can be restored and potential realized. Good mental health is more than the absence of symptoms, it is a robust sense of mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. If you would like to reach a state of positive mental health or work through some issues that are throwing you off your game, please reach out. I look forward to hearing from you!
Are you experiencing stress or uncertainty. Do you feel overwhelmed or stuck? Change is a critical part of life, but sometimes we need support to navigate that change. By working together to foster better understanding of the issues at hand and create forward movement, balance can be restored and potential realized. Good mental health is more than the absence of symptoms, it is a robust sense of mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. If you would like to reach a state of positive mental health or work through some issues that are throwing you off your game, please reach out. I look forward to hearing from you!
(320) 337-8923 View (320) 337-8923
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Mary Kay Lowe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
My name is Mary Kay. I am a seasoned Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is passionate about helping my clients overcome, heal and grow from experiences and challenges they face. This provider resides in Hawaii. I typically work with clients motivated to work on areas they identify when entering therapy. These areas might include anxiety, depression, trauma-related experiences, verbal, physical, and or sexual abuse, spirituality, family issues, and building relationships with others. I work best with clients who prefer to work with a seasoned female therapist.
My name is Mary Kay. I am a seasoned Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is passionate about helping my clients overcome, heal and grow from experiences and challenges they face. This provider resides in Hawaii. I typically work with clients motivated to work on areas they identify when entering therapy. These areas might include anxiety, depression, trauma-related experiences, verbal, physical, and or sexual abuse, spirituality, family issues, and building relationships with others. I work best with clients who prefer to work with a seasoned female therapist.
(606) 357-2175 View (606) 357-2175
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Cassandra J Castillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
Hello! My name is Cassandra "Cassie" Castillo and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who's goal is to create a space where you can feel heard and validated. I use a person-centered approach that looks at you as a whole person. I believe healing starts first and foremost with yourself. Using collaboration within the therapeutic relationship, my approach helps to guide you to becoming more aware of the best version that you can be.
Hello! My name is Cassandra "Cassie" Castillo and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who's goal is to create a space where you can feel heard and validated. I use a person-centered approach that looks at you as a whole person. I believe healing starts first and foremost with yourself. Using collaboration within the therapeutic relationship, my approach helps to guide you to becoming more aware of the best version that you can be.
(516) 973-0768 View (516) 973-0768
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Michael Yadao-Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
Hello, my name is Michael Yadao-Evans, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the state of Hawaii. My approach to therapy is very collaborative because I think change is a process we all go through together. I have worked mostly with children from infants to high school, neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, Autism), and various substance abuse disorders.
Hello, my name is Michael Yadao-Evans, and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the state of Hawaii. My approach to therapy is very collaborative because I think change is a process we all go through together. I have worked mostly with children from infants to high school, neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, Autism), and various substance abuse disorders.
(858) 771-2954 View (858) 771-2954
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Ute Zimmermann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waimea, HI 96743
Not accepting new clients
The most successful component of therapy is the relationship that you and your therapist will build. And building this relationship in a safe non - judgmental environmental is crucial. I will provide this environment for you, to allow you the freedom to express yourself, thus enhancing your personal growth. I greatly enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life. This includes students, professionals, retirees, parents, unemployed etc. I have also worked closely with undergraduate- and graduate students in both the helping professions as well as the sciences. Let's meet and see if we can work together.
The most successful component of therapy is the relationship that you and your therapist will build. And building this relationship in a safe non - judgmental environmental is crucial. I will provide this environment for you, to allow you the freedom to express yourself, thus enhancing your personal growth. I greatly enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life. This includes students, professionals, retirees, parents, unemployed etc. I have also worked closely with undergraduate- and graduate students in both the helping professions as well as the sciences. Let's meet and see if we can work together.
(626) 869-8902 View (626) 869-8902
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Megan Denes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hawaii and Florida. I completed my degree in social work at the University of Central Florida. My goal is to create a trusting therapeutic relationship, built on mutual respect and confidentiality, where individuals feel heard, validated, and supported. My approach is rooted in a person-centered therapy, where I believe that each person has unique strengths and abilities to overcome their difficulties. By fostering a non-judgmental and empathetic environment, I work collaboratively with my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hawaii and Florida. I completed my degree in social work at the University of Central Florida. My goal is to create a trusting therapeutic relationship, built on mutual respect and confidentiality, where individuals feel heard, validated, and supported. My approach is rooted in a person-centered therapy, where I believe that each person has unique strengths and abilities to overcome their difficulties. By fostering a non-judgmental and empathetic environment, I work collaboratively with my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(315) 840-1004 View (315) 840-1004
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Scott Ginoza
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
I was born and raised on Oahu. I studied psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received my master’s in counseling from Chaminade University. I been licensed as a counselor in the state of Hawaii since 2011. I realize that no two people are the same and as such I tailor my therapy to meet the specific needs of my clients. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression or another issue, I hope to help clients find a healthier way of living.
I was born and raised on Oahu. I studied psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and received my master’s in counseling from Chaminade University. I been licensed as a counselor in the state of Hawaii since 2011. I realize that no two people are the same and as such I tailor my therapy to meet the specific needs of my clients. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression or another issue, I hope to help clients find a healthier way of living.
(516) 689-7774 View (516) 689-7774
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Julius Phillip Jones
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
Aloha, I'm Phillip My name is Phillip Jones and I'm a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Hawaii. Over the years I've worked with young adults, couples, middle-aged and our elders going through life transitions, amidst the crises and opportunities of life. My passion is helping people to find their calm and strong inner identity and move into the next phase of their life, career, or relationships with confidence in themselves and their personal strengths. I find that depression and anxiety are very prevalent in our society, and often are the foundation for other emotional and behavioral health issues that arise.
Aloha, I'm Phillip My name is Phillip Jones and I'm a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Hawaii. Over the years I've worked with young adults, couples, middle-aged and our elders going through life transitions, amidst the crises and opportunities of life. My passion is helping people to find their calm and strong inner identity and move into the next phase of their life, career, or relationships with confidence in themselves and their personal strengths. I find that depression and anxiety are very prevalent in our society, and often are the foundation for other emotional and behavioral health issues that arise.
(618) 621-2077 View (618) 621-2077
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Christina McKay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. We all face challenges throughout our lives, whether in family conflicts, relationships, life transitions, or difficulties in managing our emotions. Seeking help can be the first step in making a change in your life. Because each client / client system is unique, I believe in providing a thorough assessment process before creating an individualized treatment plan. I am rooted in person centered therapy and believe that the client is the expert of their own life. I am trained in family systems, CBT, DBT, and Internal Family Systems.
I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. We all face challenges throughout our lives, whether in family conflicts, relationships, life transitions, or difficulties in managing our emotions. Seeking help can be the first step in making a change in your life. Because each client / client system is unique, I believe in providing a thorough assessment process before creating an individualized treatment plan. I am rooted in person centered therapy and believe that the client is the expert of their own life. I am trained in family systems, CBT, DBT, and Internal Family Systems.
(516) 689-7626 View (516) 689-7626
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Keala Zane
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
Hi everyone, my name is Keala Zane, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Hawaii. I work with individuals including adolescents and young adults specializing in anxiety, depression, stress, peer and family-related issues, and relationships utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques incorporated with a client-centered approach to address stressors and life challenges. My approach to therapy varies depending on each individual's needs. I frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to begin to address automatic negative thoughts and identify ongoing challenges.
Hi everyone, my name is Keala Zane, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Hawaii. I work with individuals including adolescents and young adults specializing in anxiety, depression, stress, peer and family-related issues, and relationships utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques incorporated with a client-centered approach to address stressors and life challenges. My approach to therapy varies depending on each individual's needs. I frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to begin to address automatic negative thoughts and identify ongoing challenges.
(659) 766-0066 View (659) 766-0066
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Lisa Marcelino
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
My name is Lisa Marcelino, PhD, LMFT. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I primarily use solution-focused and emotion-focused modalities to help clients suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. I love helping others and making a difference. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and relational issues.
My name is Lisa Marcelino, PhD, LMFT. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I primarily use solution-focused and emotion-focused modalities to help clients suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. I love helping others and making a difference. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families suffering from trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and relational issues.
(754) 208-0260 View (754) 208-0260
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Sophia Hoskins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
Hi. My name is Sophia Hoskins, and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My counseling style is pretty laid-back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that may be difficult right now and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. I believe therapy is just support and everyone deserves support at some point in their lives.
Hi. My name is Sophia Hoskins, and I'm a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My counseling style is pretty laid-back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that may be difficult right now and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment. I believe therapy is just support and everyone deserves support at some point in their lives.
(564) 333-0050 View (564) 333-0050
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Amanda Jeffrey Platter
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96796
Being our most resilient, healthy self is a process of acceptance and skill building. It is particularly hard when anger, sadness, and worry get in the way of connecting with others, advancing professionally, or maintaining health. It is important to have a safe place to process and solve life transitions without judgment. I utilize evidenced based psychotherapy and assessment to restore value based cognitions, mindfulness and healthy behaviors. Specialized treatment planning is the first stage of the process. Adults, adolescents, couples, and specialized assessment cases (ages 7 to 80+) are encouraged to schedule a consultation appointment.
Being our most resilient, healthy self is a process of acceptance and skill building. It is particularly hard when anger, sadness, and worry get in the way of connecting with others, advancing professionally, or maintaining health. It is important to have a safe place to process and solve life transitions without judgment. I utilize evidenced based psychotherapy and assessment to restore value based cognitions, mindfulness and healthy behaviors. Specialized treatment planning is the first stage of the process. Adults, adolescents, couples, and specialized assessment cases (ages 7 to 80+) are encouraged to schedule a consultation appointment.
(808) 201-0365 View (808) 201-0365
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Orlando Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waimea, HI 96743
Service Administration Degree from the University of Chicago. His work as the principal contributor to a major grant from the Department of Justice, whose focus was to prevent at risk youth from entering the juvenile detention centers in Chicago, was a motivating factor in pursing his clinical training to further his outreach and impact. Utilizing a Family Systems approach with compassionate listening, Orlando creates a safe environment to explore and heal from regrets, resentment and trauma while assisting in identifying paths for change.
Service Administration Degree from the University of Chicago. His work as the principal contributor to a major grant from the Department of Justice, whose focus was to prevent at risk youth from entering the juvenile detention centers in Chicago, was a motivating factor in pursing his clinical training to further his outreach and impact. Utilizing a Family Systems approach with compassionate listening, Orlando creates a safe environment to explore and heal from regrets, resentment and trauma while assisting in identifying paths for change.
(808) 468-8296 View (808) 468-8296
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Mariana Sampaio
Counselor, LMHC, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waimea, HI 96743  (Online Only)
Our goal is to walk the path of personal growth with you. We currently focused on supporting teens and adults to explore their lives' experiences and to become the version of themselves they most desire. Since first starting to work in direct service it has come clear to me that every human being is unique and worthy. Hence, I draw from different Evidence Based Treatment modalities in order to best fit the needs of each individual client. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused CBT, Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), among other modalities.
Our goal is to walk the path of personal growth with you. We currently focused on supporting teens and adults to explore their lives' experiences and to become the version of themselves they most desire. Since first starting to work in direct service it has come clear to me that every human being is unique and worthy. Hence, I draw from different Evidence Based Treatment modalities in order to best fit the needs of each individual client. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma-Focused CBT, Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), among other modalities.
(808) 556-5541 View (808) 556-5541

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Number of Therapists in Waimea, HI

20+

Average cost per session

$167

Therapists in Waimea, HI who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
78% Coping Skills
78% Life Transitions
74% Depression
70% Family Conflict
70% Self Esteem
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
54% Cigna and Evernorth
42% Aetna

How Therapists in Waimea, HI see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Waimea?

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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.