Therapists in Fayette County, IA

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Photo of Peladija's Therapy and Counseling Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fayette County, IA
Peladija's Therapy and Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Oelwein, IA 50662
I have provided individual counseling and therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, marriage counseling, couples and families; serving all ages and working with diverse populations. Goals of building hope, optimism, and inspiring others to make the most of theirs and their families lives. Utilized various therapeutic techniques, and starting where the client is, to assist individuals with minimizing or resolving issues, associated with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, stress, adjustment, mood regulation, ADHD, ODD, relational problems, behavioral issues, and various other problem areas and issues that confront individuals of all ages on a daily basis. Focusing on the positives!
I have provided individual counseling and therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, marriage counseling, couples and families; serving all ages and working with diverse populations. Goals of building hope, optimism, and inspiring others to make the most of theirs and their families lives. Utilized various therapeutic techniques, and starting where the client is, to assist individuals with minimizing or resolving issues, associated with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, stress, adjustment, mood regulation, ADHD, ODD, relational problems, behavioral issues, and various other problem areas and issues that confront individuals of all ages on a daily basis. Focusing on the positives!
(319) 313-5041 View (319) 313-5041
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Jenni Hentges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Oelwein, IA 50662
It can be hard asking for help, but I am eager to get to know you and your story and help you create a positive change in your life. I serve both children and adults in need of a safe space to find the skills they need to thrive. I have a designated play room where children can express their creativity and feel comfortable talking with me. My office is also a safe, confidential environment where adults can feel empowered to share their thoughts and feelings and know their voices are heard.
It can be hard asking for help, but I am eager to get to know you and your story and help you create a positive change in your life. I serve both children and adults in need of a safe space to find the skills they need to thrive. I have a designated play room where children can express their creativity and feel comfortable talking with me. My office is also a safe, confidential environment where adults can feel empowered to share their thoughts and feelings and know their voices are heard.
(888) 330-4771 View (888) 330-4771
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Tara Bosnic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Oelwein, IA 50662
Not accepting new clients
As of 9/07/23 I am not accepting new clients. I will re-evaluate availability in November. Sorry for the inconvenience.
As of 9/07/23 I am not accepting new clients. I will re-evaluate availability in November. Sorry for the inconvenience.
(563) 214-0463 View (563) 214-0463
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Ricki (Richelle) Christene Bouska
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified
West Union, IA 52175  (Online Only)
I am a woman of great faith, a deep love for my family, and an abundance of hope! I truly believe I was called into the counseling ministry. I have a heart for coming alongside others as they endeavor to move forward in life. With a belief in human potential and each person's inherent worth, I offer companionship for the journey! The name Sacred Space Counseling Center, LLC was intentionally chosen. It encapsulates the essence of what therapy is to me, and ...what I hope it becomes for you! Come, take sanctuary in my Sacred Space!
I am a woman of great faith, a deep love for my family, and an abundance of hope! I truly believe I was called into the counseling ministry. I have a heart for coming alongside others as they endeavor to move forward in life. With a belief in human potential and each person's inherent worth, I offer companionship for the journey! The name Sacred Space Counseling Center, LLC was intentionally chosen. It encapsulates the essence of what therapy is to me, and ...what I hope it becomes for you! Come, take sanctuary in my Sacred Space!
(563) 207-3793 View (563) 207-3793
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Crystal Cole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Oelwein, IA 50662  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Crystal and I currently work in mental health -telehealth services. I have also worked in healthcare and hospice care as a social worker. I look forward to helping clients work through various issues in a safe, non-threatening setting. The client is the driving force in counseling. I am just a vehicle to help them on their journey. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule an appointment!
Hello! My name is Crystal and I currently work in mental health -telehealth services. I have also worked in healthcare and hospice care as a social worker. I look forward to helping clients work through various issues in a safe, non-threatening setting. The client is the driving force in counseling. I am just a vehicle to help them on their journey. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to schedule an appointment!
(563) 281-5181 View (563) 281-5181
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Stacia Turner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Arlington, IA 50606
I am a clinical graduate intern counselor under the supervision of Crystal Joseph, (LCPC, LPC, ACS). I have training and experience working with pregnant and postpartum individuals, neurodivergent people of color, college students, and those experiencing grief. I provide thoughtful insights and creative problem-solving strategies. My counseling approach is social justice oriented. If you're ready to take a new approach to learning about yourself and reimagining how to address your issues and challenges, I am eager to connect with you.
I am a clinical graduate intern counselor under the supervision of Crystal Joseph, (LCPC, LPC, ACS). I have training and experience working with pregnant and postpartum individuals, neurodivergent people of color, college students, and those experiencing grief. I provide thoughtful insights and creative problem-solving strategies. My counseling approach is social justice oriented. If you're ready to take a new approach to learning about yourself and reimagining how to address your issues and challenges, I am eager to connect with you.
(240) 698-3536 View (240) 698-3536
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Manon Clare Bushman
Counselor, MA, tLMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
West Union, IA 52175
Hey there! Life can leave us with thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are sometimes difficult to navigate on our own. Everyone deserves a safe space to honestly share their burdens and celebrate their successes! I believe change is inevitable when we show up authentically and strive to gain insight into what is working well and what might not be work so well. When old patterns that no longer serve us, are uncovered, new ways of thinking and being will reflect a life that is true to you!
Hey there! Life can leave us with thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are sometimes difficult to navigate on our own. Everyone deserves a safe space to honestly share their burdens and celebrate their successes! I believe change is inevitable when we show up authentically and strive to gain insight into what is working well and what might not be work so well. When old patterns that no longer serve us, are uncovered, new ways of thinking and being will reflect a life that is true to you!
(319) 264-1953 View (319) 264-1953

Online Therapists

Photo of Jenny Topliff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fayette County, IA
Jenny Topliff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Marion, IA 52302
My mission is to advocate for and inspire people to heal through the most difficult times in their lives. Everyone has the potential to learn and grow from life experiences. My role is to provide a safe and nurturing environment during that journey. Vulnerability can be a powerful gift. It allows people to realize perfection is an illusion, and that it is OK to admit that we do not have all the answers and we may need to reach out for help. My goal is to help children and adults by guiding them through these feelings to guide and support them during this process.
My mission is to advocate for and inspire people to heal through the most difficult times in their lives. Everyone has the potential to learn and grow from life experiences. My role is to provide a safe and nurturing environment during that journey. Vulnerability can be a powerful gift. It allows people to realize perfection is an illusion, and that it is OK to admit that we do not have all the answers and we may need to reach out for help. My goal is to help children and adults by guiding them through these feelings to guide and support them during this process.
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Michele Armstrong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Coralville, IA 52241
I am a licensed clinical social worker with many years of experience working with a diverse background of clients. I have a warm and positive approach that focuses on you. I strive to create a safe space by building a trusting relationship where we can work as a team. I am passionate about providing holistic care that is personalized to each individual’s unique needs. I have experiencing working with neurodiversity, grief and loss, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, the LBGTQ community, and trauma. I use an approach that examines factors of injustice and oppression on feelings of self-worth and personal development.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with many years of experience working with a diverse background of clients. I have a warm and positive approach that focuses on you. I strive to create a safe space by building a trusting relationship where we can work as a team. I am passionate about providing holistic care that is personalized to each individual’s unique needs. I have experiencing working with neurodiversity, grief and loss, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, the LBGTQ community, and trauma. I use an approach that examines factors of injustice and oppression on feelings of self-worth and personal development.
(319) 271-1127 View (319) 271-1127
Photo of Jason Cleveland, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fayette County, IA
Jason Cleveland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Usually when someone asks me why they should go to therapy, I ask them if they think they could benefit from having a non-judgmental third party whose only motive in therapy is to help them get what they want in life. Having someone who can help identify the obstacles and then walk beside you to find healing and the solutions to the presenting struggles can be life changing. I want to be that person for you. The safe soul Sherpa. To be for you at times a guide, to be someone you can feel safe with, to feel safe enough to feel and heal, to be someone to challenge you to grow and find the light that is always shining within you.
Usually when someone asks me why they should go to therapy, I ask them if they think they could benefit from having a non-judgmental third party whose only motive in therapy is to help them get what they want in life. Having someone who can help identify the obstacles and then walk beside you to find healing and the solutions to the presenting struggles can be life changing. I want to be that person for you. The safe soul Sherpa. To be for you at times a guide, to be someone you can feel safe with, to feel safe enough to feel and heal, to be someone to challenge you to grow and find the light that is always shining within you.
(319) 419-4891 View (319) 419-4891
Photo of Stefanie Dingbaum, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fayette County, IA
Stefanie Dingbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Manchester, IA 52057
I firmly believe in order to experience true healing in life one must start by discovering the underlying root cause of their pain, stress, or trauma and ultimately working through those areas. I don’t believe in quick band-aid fixes or short-and-sweet solutions. I strive to first build a firm foundation together, built with mutual trust and commitment; knowing the path to healing is not usually linear. I also want you to believe you are resilient enough to come out of any obstacle stronger than when you started. What I strive for in every client interaction is you feeling heard, understood, and accepted just as you are.
I firmly believe in order to experience true healing in life one must start by discovering the underlying root cause of their pain, stress, or trauma and ultimately working through those areas. I don’t believe in quick band-aid fixes or short-and-sweet solutions. I strive to first build a firm foundation together, built with mutual trust and commitment; knowing the path to healing is not usually linear. I also want you to believe you are resilient enough to come out of any obstacle stronger than when you started. What I strive for in every client interaction is you feeling heard, understood, and accepted just as you are.
(563) 674-6012 View (563) 674-6012
Photo of Chantel Johnson, Counselor in Fayette County, IA
Chantel Johnson
Counselor, MEd, tLMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Coralville, IA 52241
Hello, my name is Chan. I am currently a Temporary Mental Health Counselor working towards full licensure in Iowa. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Georgia Southern University; I also received my master’s degree in Counselor Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health from Georgia Southern University. I have experience working with individuals, children, and families of all ages. I am extremely passionate about working with children and individuals from diverse backgrounds struggling with their mental health and wellness.
Hello, my name is Chan. I am currently a Temporary Mental Health Counselor working towards full licensure in Iowa. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Georgia Southern University; I also received my master’s degree in Counselor Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health from Georgia Southern University. I have experience working with individuals, children, and families of all ages. I am extremely passionate about working with children and individuals from diverse backgrounds struggling with their mental health and wellness.
(319) 251-2259 View (319) 251-2259
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Kylie Russell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Waitlist for new clients
It takes a great deal of courage to reach out during vulnerable times and making the decision to seek help is a big step, which is why I focus on building a supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe environment. I focus on empowering clients to gain overall well-being by providing a non-judgmental atmosphere. A cornerstone of my work is to become an ally for clients to assist them in achieving their goals and recognizing their strengths. Although I work with clients with many different concerns, my passion lies in assisting with symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem.
It takes a great deal of courage to reach out during vulnerable times and making the decision to seek help is a big step, which is why I focus on building a supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe environment. I focus on empowering clients to gain overall well-being by providing a non-judgmental atmosphere. A cornerstone of my work is to become an ally for clients to assist them in achieving their goals and recognizing their strengths. Although I work with clients with many different concerns, my passion lies in assisting with symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem.
(319) 601-8078 View (319) 601-8078
Photo of Jennifer Dolson, Counselor in Fayette County, IA
Jennifer Dolson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Dubuque, IA 52002  (Online Only)
Wherever you are on your journey to healing, I’m ready to provide a listening ear and a safe space where we can work together and help you achieve your goals. I have experience serving individuals, couples, and families, and I’ll collaborate with you to build a therapy plan that works for you and your schedule. I am available to meet with you in-person or via video teletherapy.
Wherever you are on your journey to healing, I’m ready to provide a listening ear and a safe space where we can work together and help you achieve your goals. I have experience serving individuals, couples, and families, and I’ll collaborate with you to build a therapy plan that works for you and your schedule. I am available to meet with you in-person or via video teletherapy.
(563) 513-2586 View (563) 513-2586
Photo of Brittany Orzola, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fayette County, IA
Brittany Orzola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Your session time is your time to work through anything you want, at your own pace, without judgement. We all walk a unique path in this life and I will always support your individuality and what you want your life to look like, regardless of societal ideas of what that should be. I absolutely love celebrating successes with those I work with, and I enjoy seeing people’s faces light up with pride in their achievements. Seeing a person grow before your eyes is an amazing thing. That said, everything isn’t always rainbows.
Your session time is your time to work through anything you want, at your own pace, without judgement. We all walk a unique path in this life and I will always support your individuality and what you want your life to look like, regardless of societal ideas of what that should be. I absolutely love celebrating successes with those I work with, and I enjoy seeing people’s faces light up with pride in their achievements. Seeing a person grow before your eyes is an amazing thing. That said, everything isn’t always rainbows.
(319) 988-2515 View (319) 988-2515
Photo of Jennifer Becker, Counselor in Fayette County, IA
Jennifer Becker
Counselor, LMHC, ACS
Verified
9 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
A straightforward approach is necessary in order to promote lasting change. My goal as your therapist is to create a comfortable environment for you to identify and express your thoughts and feelings. I have worked in the mental health field for 15+ years, and with my knowledge and experience I will help guide you to the solutions you need in a direct and genuine way. I utilize a variety of approaches supplemented by training in EMDR, CBT, and DBT to assist you in developing your strengths and working through your challenges. I am also an Approved Clinical Supervisor and provide licensure supervision to tLMHC and tLMFT providers.
A straightforward approach is necessary in order to promote lasting change. My goal as your therapist is to create a comfortable environment for you to identify and express your thoughts and feelings. I have worked in the mental health field for 15+ years, and with my knowledge and experience I will help guide you to the solutions you need in a direct and genuine way. I utilize a variety of approaches supplemented by training in EMDR, CBT, and DBT to assist you in developing your strengths and working through your challenges. I am also an Approved Clinical Supervisor and provide licensure supervision to tLMHC and tLMFT providers.
(319) 409-6740 View (319) 409-6740
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Tina Issa
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Hello! I have worked with children and adults over the course of my career. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with adults and have training in a wide variety of issues that adults face. With regards to children, I have been trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Adlerian Play Therapy. I am also a also a Board approved supervisor and do enjoy working with therapists in training as they develop their competencies. I am currently only taking adult clients. Verdant Counseling has expanded to five clinicians and has immediate openings for clients ages 6+.
Hello! I have worked with children and adults over the course of my career. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with adults and have training in a wide variety of issues that adults face. With regards to children, I have been trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Adlerian Play Therapy. I am also a also a Board approved supervisor and do enjoy working with therapists in training as they develop their competencies. I am currently only taking adult clients. Verdant Counseling has expanded to five clinicians and has immediate openings for clients ages 6+.
(319) 774-4548 View (319) 774-4548
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Jon Hart
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Dubuque, IA 52002  (Online Only)
I believe that one of the bravest things you can do in life is to take the time to share and understand your own story. Taking that first step toward change can cause some anxiety and stress, but the second you walk through the door, you’ve already proven that you have the courage it takes to make that change a reality. My greatest joy as a therapist is having the privilege to help others find their inner strengths and overlooked talents, and I believe that you really do deserve to wake up each day excited for new possibilities.
I believe that one of the bravest things you can do in life is to take the time to share and understand your own story. Taking that first step toward change can cause some anxiety and stress, but the second you walk through the door, you’ve already proven that you have the courage it takes to make that change a reality. My greatest joy as a therapist is having the privilege to help others find their inner strengths and overlooked talents, and I believe that you really do deserve to wake up each day excited for new possibilities.
(563) 202-2268 View (563) 202-2268
Photo of Karen Davis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fayette County, IA
Karen Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402  (Online Only)
Current Openings Available! Individual and Couples.....Experienced Therapist specializing in providing a holistic approach to healing mental and emotional symptoms. I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy; in which the goal is to come to terms with the unique underlying reasons for your distress. I treat each client as an individual. There are no scripted treatment protocols. We work where you find yourself today. Many clients who come to me have been unsuccessful in previous therapy and are feeling STUCK. Why is it so hard to change patterns? Why do you find yourself in the same pattern again and again?
Current Openings Available! Individual and Couples.....Experienced Therapist specializing in providing a holistic approach to healing mental and emotional symptoms. I provide psychodynamic psychotherapy; in which the goal is to come to terms with the unique underlying reasons for your distress. I treat each client as an individual. There are no scripted treatment protocols. We work where you find yourself today. Many clients who come to me have been unsuccessful in previous therapy and are feeling STUCK. Why is it so hard to change patterns? Why do you find yourself in the same pattern again and again?
(319) 284-4032 View (319) 284-4032
Photo of LaJuana Walker-McGill, Counselor in Fayette County, IA
LaJuana Walker-McGill
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404  (Online Only)
Are you looking for ways to improve your quality of life? I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that is dedicated to helping others create positive outcomes for their lives. Through 24 years of experience in private practice, I have demonstrated my dedication to the empowerment of men, women, adolescents, couples, and families. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment that promotes positive outcomes for the clients that I serve. Virtual therapy appointments available for Iowa clients. Do you have Aetna, Cigna, or Optum (Optum EAP) insurance? Please click my website link to request a consultation.
Are you looking for ways to improve your quality of life? I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that is dedicated to helping others create positive outcomes for their lives. Through 24 years of experience in private practice, I have demonstrated my dedication to the empowerment of men, women, adolescents, couples, and families. My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment that promotes positive outcomes for the clients that I serve. Virtual therapy appointments available for Iowa clients. Do you have Aetna, Cigna, or Optum (Optum EAP) insurance? Please click my website link to request a consultation.
(515) 500-5451 View (515) 500-5451

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Number of Therapists in Fayette County, IA

< 10

Therapists in Fayette County, IA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
86% Depression
86% Grief
86% Trauma and PTSD
86% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Medicaid
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Fayette County, IA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fayette County?

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.