Therapists in Marshalltown, IA

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Raejean Sue Rosedale
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Marshalltown, IA 50158  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with balancing your life and you feel like something is missing? I can provide you with genuine support, compassion and direction toward more joy in your life. Renew Counseling helps work through life transitions, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, addictions, grief/loss, spirituality and body positivity. As a counselor and a Christian mom, I enjoy working with women and families to improve communication and relationship strategies, along with improving connection with your kids. Reach out today and renew your mind, body and spirit.
Are you struggling with balancing your life and you feel like something is missing? I can provide you with genuine support, compassion and direction toward more joy in your life. Renew Counseling helps work through life transitions, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, addictions, grief/loss, spirituality and body positivity. As a counselor and a Christian mom, I enjoy working with women and families to improve communication and relationship strategies, along with improving connection with your kids. Reach out today and renew your mind, body and spirit.
(641) 925-2331 View (641) 925-2331
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Christine Huntrods
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marshalltown, IA 50158
We have Exciting News to share! Our solo practice is expanded into a group practice. Lots of things are in the works so stayed tuned for updates with more services and a larger space. As a therapist, my role is to be a support and guide on your journey by providing a place to share, learn new skills, gain insights and create new perspectives. I can offer you a safe, empathic, and educational space to grow. Together, we will identify your goals and create a path to being the best version of YOU, that you can be.
We have Exciting News to share! Our solo practice is expanded into a group practice. Lots of things are in the works so stayed tuned for updates with more services and a larger space. As a therapist, my role is to be a support and guide on your journey by providing a place to share, learn new skills, gain insights and create new perspectives. I can offer you a safe, empathic, and educational space to grow. Together, we will identify your goals and create a path to being the best version of YOU, that you can be.
(641) 860-2047 View (641) 860-2047
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Gallegos Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Marshalltown, IA 50158  (Online Only)
I believe that emotional well-being lies within each person and as a therapist I will work with you to help you discover your emotional strength and health. My services are confidential, strength based and focused on your individual needs. I have over 25 years of experience as a mental health clinician. I have specialized in treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, grief and loss.
I believe that emotional well-being lies within each person and as a therapist I will work with you to help you discover your emotional strength and health. My services are confidential, strength based and focused on your individual needs. I have over 25 years of experience as a mental health clinician. I have specialized in treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, grief and loss.
(641) 324-6283 View (641) 324-6283
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Tami Wirth Hunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Are you seeking compassionate therapy for yourself or your child? Look no further! I'm a Registered Play Therapist passionate about helping young children and adults find healing and growth. My journey in social work has taken me through diverse and impactful experiences. With a background that includes domestic violence, sexual assault advocacy, and the child welfare system, I bring a deep understanding of the complex issues individuals and families may face. My commitment to helping others thrive and find healing drives my private practice in Ames.
Are you seeking compassionate therapy for yourself or your child? Look no further! I'm a Registered Play Therapist passionate about helping young children and adults find healing and growth. My journey in social work has taken me through diverse and impactful experiences. With a background that includes domestic violence, sexual assault advocacy, and the child welfare system, I bring a deep understanding of the complex issues individuals and families may face. My commitment to helping others thrive and find healing drives my private practice in Ames.
(515) 512-4493 View (515) 512-4493
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Heather Joy Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marshalltown, IA 50158  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! My name is Heather Thomas, and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) with over 18 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse fields. Currently, I serve as the Director of Counseling at Grand View University, where I provide short-term therapy services, oversee internship programming, and actively contribute to various committees including the Peer Wellness, Behavior Intervention Team, and DEI committee. I have a rich background working as a Therapist, Director, and Regional Director in community mental health, substance use, and crisis services.
Welcome! My name is Heather Thomas, and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) with over 18 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse fields. Currently, I serve as the Director of Counseling at Grand View University, where I provide short-term therapy services, oversee internship programming, and actively contribute to various committees including the Peer Wellness, Behavior Intervention Team, and DEI committee. I have a rich background working as a Therapist, Director, and Regional Director in community mental health, substance use, and crisis services.
(515) 854-0559 View (515) 854-0559
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Shelly Sandusky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marshalltown, IA 50158  (Online Only)
I work with people who are struggling with personality disorders either because you yourself have a personality disorder or someone you care about has one. Personality disorders are unique in how they impact relationships and daily living and they need to be treated in a way that can work for them. I have extensive training in work with personality disorders and know how to help. I can work with you to understand parenting someone with a personality disorder diagnosis, or coping with a partner with a personality disorder, or help you to feel more able to lead the life you want despite having a personality disorder diagnosis yourself
I work with people who are struggling with personality disorders either because you yourself have a personality disorder or someone you care about has one. Personality disorders are unique in how they impact relationships and daily living and they need to be treated in a way that can work for them. I have extensive training in work with personality disorders and know how to help. I can work with you to understand parenting someone with a personality disorder diagnosis, or coping with a partner with a personality disorder, or help you to feel more able to lead the life you want despite having a personality disorder diagnosis yourself
(319) 308-5439 View (319) 308-5439
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James Everett Judkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Marshalltown, IA 50158  (Online Only)
Are you are worried, scared, and depressed? Do have an experience that you cant get out of your mind and find yourself avoiding anything that reminds you of it? Do you have an addiction or behavioral issue that is keeping you from living the life you want? I have helped clients from all walks of life deal with these issues. It can be scary to reach out for help. However, it can be very worthwhile. Sharing your experiences in a safe environment with someone who will listen and have a compassionate and competent approach with you is very important.
Are you are worried, scared, and depressed? Do have an experience that you cant get out of your mind and find yourself avoiding anything that reminds you of it? Do you have an addiction or behavioral issue that is keeping you from living the life you want? I have helped clients from all walks of life deal with these issues. It can be scary to reach out for help. However, it can be very worthwhile. Sharing your experiences in a safe environment with someone who will listen and have a compassionate and competent approach with you is very important.
(641) 485-2914 View (641) 485-2914
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Elise Perea
Counselor, MEd, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Marshalltown, IA 50158  (Online Only)
It can be hard to find a therapist if you have shift work or a full schedule, so I am offering sessions from 5am-Noon. In our office, we work on life transitions, gaining insights, making changes, improving relationships, and learning how to to feel more calm and settled. Here you can find out more about healthier coping techniques, and reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms of depression, ADHD and anxiety. It is a good and safe place to improve confidence and self-esteem, address parenting, marital and vocational stress, and to explore and express your identity and needs, wants and goals both personally and professionally.
It can be hard to find a therapist if you have shift work or a full schedule, so I am offering sessions from 5am-Noon. In our office, we work on life transitions, gaining insights, making changes, improving relationships, and learning how to to feel more calm and settled. Here you can find out more about healthier coping techniques, and reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms of depression, ADHD and anxiety. It is a good and safe place to improve confidence and self-esteem, address parenting, marital and vocational stress, and to explore and express your identity and needs, wants and goals both personally and professionally.
(319) 559-4866 View (319) 559-4866

Online Therapists

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Mackenzie Trotter
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ankeny, IA 50021  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
“When people don't have any curiosity about themselves, that is always a bad sign.” Irvin Yalom Hello! You reading this seems to be a good sign; it tells me you have an interest in examining your life, as something probably isn’t working the way you’d like it to. I use a humanistic therapy approach, specifically existentialism, reality therapy, and attachment theory — although these might not mean anything to you now, they will — as I enjoy sharing everything I know with the hope it will help create additional meaning in your life. We'll start by peeling back layers in pursuit of truth, as truth and taking responsibility are key.
“When people don't have any curiosity about themselves, that is always a bad sign.” Irvin Yalom Hello! You reading this seems to be a good sign; it tells me you have an interest in examining your life, as something probably isn’t working the way you’d like it to. I use a humanistic therapy approach, specifically existentialism, reality therapy, and attachment theory — although these might not mean anything to you now, they will — as I enjoy sharing everything I know with the hope it will help create additional meaning in your life. We'll start by peeling back layers in pursuit of truth, as truth and taking responsibility are key.
(515) 298-6959 View (515) 298-6959
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Jonni Rose Lukenbill-Bowles
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC, BCC, CLRC
Verified Verified
Washington, IA 52353  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with relationships, family, stressful work situations or living with other difficult situations, we can work together to help you feel stronger and more resilient. I've worked with clients from ages 18 to 80 and have a strong connection to the LGBTQ and college communities. I help clients grow through adversity by helping you to better understand what is most important to you in life. I help you to set goals that you want to work toward, and we work collaberatively to get you going in the direction that has the most meaning for you. I am currently accepting new clients through Lyra Health, an EAP company.
If you are struggling with relationships, family, stressful work situations or living with other difficult situations, we can work together to help you feel stronger and more resilient. I've worked with clients from ages 18 to 80 and have a strong connection to the LGBTQ and college communities. I help clients grow through adversity by helping you to better understand what is most important to you in life. I help you to set goals that you want to work toward, and we work collaberatively to get you going in the direction that has the most meaning for you. I am currently accepting new clients through Lyra Health, an EAP company.
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Nikki Arthur
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ames, IA 50011  (Online Only)
ONLINE AVAILABILITY NOW! Are you feeling overwhelmed, irritable or struggling with a negative mood or anxiety? Are your relationships suffering? Has work and/or family life become so stressful, you wonder how you'll manage? Are you looking for convenient care? If these resonate with you, you may benefit from online holistic therapeutic support. Together, we will address how you can feel better in your body, have balance in your thoughts, & wellness in your spirit. I will give you space to address what is important to you, and help you learn effective skills to cope so you can feel more empowered in your everyday life.
ONLINE AVAILABILITY NOW! Are you feeling overwhelmed, irritable or struggling with a negative mood or anxiety? Are your relationships suffering? Has work and/or family life become so stressful, you wonder how you'll manage? Are you looking for convenient care? If these resonate with you, you may benefit from online holistic therapeutic support. Together, we will address how you can feel better in your body, have balance in your thoughts, & wellness in your spirit. I will give you space to address what is important to you, and help you learn effective skills to cope so you can feel more empowered in your everyday life.
(712) 481-9814 View (712) 481-9814
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Marissa Franklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50309
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults. Therapy services should focus on you. Your needs, Your barriers, Your voice. Your mental health. It’s all about YOU! As a therapist I want to provide a space that can be all about you. I strive to create a place that feels safe and welcoming for you to explore and initiate personal growth. I enjoy using a combination of approaches from client- centered, strengths- based, play therapy to meditation and mindfulness. Processing and healing from your experiences is a priority to me.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults. Therapy services should focus on you. Your needs, Your barriers, Your voice. Your mental health. It’s all about YOU! As a therapist I want to provide a space that can be all about you. I strive to create a place that feels safe and welcoming for you to explore and initiate personal growth. I enjoy using a combination of approaches from client- centered, strengths- based, play therapy to meditation and mindfulness. Processing and healing from your experiences is a priority to me.
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Dr. Treye Rosenberger
Counselor, LMHC, CRC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alburnett, IA 52202
Welcome to your journey towards self-discovery and personal growth embraced with warmth and understanding. As a dedicated therapist, I am here to support individuals who are motivated to delve deep into their inner selves and pursue ongoing personal development. My expertise covers a range of areas, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and life transitions. However, I am also available to address any other concerns that may bring you to therapy. Whether you are navigating complex emotions or seeking clarity during challenging times, I am here to help.
Welcome to your journey towards self-discovery and personal growth embraced with warmth and understanding. As a dedicated therapist, I am here to support individuals who are motivated to delve deep into their inner selves and pursue ongoing personal development. My expertise covers a range of areas, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and life transitions. However, I am also available to address any other concerns that may bring you to therapy. Whether you are navigating complex emotions or seeking clarity during challenging times, I am here to help.
(319) 552-6374 View (319) 552-6374
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Ashley Stavig
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Ashley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who utilizes a range of modalities to help address areas of concern including depression, anxiety and trauma. Ashley believes therapy is a process in which the therapist and client collaborate to create positive change. Her professional training includes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and TF-EAP (Trauma Focused-Equine Assisted Psychotherapy). Therapy is a time to address underlying issues so you can reach your goals and enjoy life!
Ashley is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who utilizes a range of modalities to help address areas of concern including depression, anxiety and trauma. Ashley believes therapy is a process in which the therapist and client collaborate to create positive change. Her professional training includes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and TF-EAP (Trauma Focused-Equine Assisted Psychotherapy). Therapy is a time to address underlying issues so you can reach your goals and enjoy life!
(515) 303-2137 View (515) 303-2137
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Meredith Stahl
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
West Des Moines, IA 50266
I work with adults and adolescents and have experience with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, and trauma. I am passionate about working with teens who have been affected by bullying. Addressing the lived effects bullying behavior can have on an individual is imperative in order to negate any residual trauma that results in feelings of depression and anxiety as a young adult. Having a safe space that encourages clients to be vulnerable is key and I hope to provide that for my clients.
I work with adults and adolescents and have experience with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, and trauma. I am passionate about working with teens who have been affected by bullying. Addressing the lived effects bullying behavior can have on an individual is imperative in order to negate any residual trauma that results in feelings of depression and anxiety as a young adult. Having a safe space that encourages clients to be vulnerable is key and I hope to provide that for my clients.
(515) 203-8602 View (515) 203-8602
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Kyle Votroubek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
What would it feel like to resolve the thing that has been weighing on you? Is there an issue, situation, or relationship that is causing you stress? Or, is there something about yourself, an area in your life, or something from your past that affects you but you aren’t sure how to address it? Resolution can take many forms and might end up being different than what you thought it would be. It can be helpful to explore your situation with an experienced counselor.
What would it feel like to resolve the thing that has been weighing on you? Is there an issue, situation, or relationship that is causing you stress? Or, is there something about yourself, an area in your life, or something from your past that affects you but you aren’t sure how to address it? Resolution can take many forms and might end up being different than what you thought it would be. It can be helpful to explore your situation with an experienced counselor.
(319) 469-8290 View (319) 469-8290
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Endeavor Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
I have worked for over 20 years in inpatient mental health facilities and in the community serving individuals with a range of psychological issues and sexually problematic behaviors. I have experience assessing and treating people with sex offending histories, sexually compulsive behavior, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
I have worked for over 20 years in inpatient mental health facilities and in the community serving individuals with a range of psychological issues and sexually problematic behaviors. I have experience assessing and treating people with sex offending histories, sexually compulsive behavior, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
(608) 820-8183 View (608) 820-8183
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Ellen Petersen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Happiness appears to us to be achievement driven. If we just graduate, get married, buy a house, have 2 children, surely we’ll be happy then…right? What happens when we’re several achievements deep and we have yet to actually reach any sort of lasting joy? Did we do it wrong? For you and I, it means we have the beautiful opportunity to sift through the daily noise in your life and find what truly brings you joy. Feelings of listlessness, anxiety, depression for the status of our life are all of our warning signals that life is currently so far what we truly want, that we need to steer the ship back towards the life you want to live.
Happiness appears to us to be achievement driven. If we just graduate, get married, buy a house, have 2 children, surely we’ll be happy then…right? What happens when we’re several achievements deep and we have yet to actually reach any sort of lasting joy? Did we do it wrong? For you and I, it means we have the beautiful opportunity to sift through the daily noise in your life and find what truly brings you joy. Feelings of listlessness, anxiety, depression for the status of our life are all of our warning signals that life is currently so far what we truly want, that we need to steer the ship back towards the life you want to live.
(515) 605-7595 View (515) 605-7595
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Lauren Welter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Monticello, IA 52310
I am passionate about helping others reach their true potential and I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work with you to overcome mental health problems, trauma, grief and loss, relationship problems and other life struggles and transitions. Individuals from all backgrounds are welcome - care is confidential and non-judgmental. My goal is to help you become the best possible version of yourself.
I am passionate about helping others reach their true potential and I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work with you to overcome mental health problems, trauma, grief and loss, relationship problems and other life struggles and transitions. Individuals from all backgrounds are welcome - care is confidential and non-judgmental. My goal is to help you become the best possible version of yourself.
(319) 250-2240 View (319) 250-2240
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Peggy J Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Boone, IA 50036
Hello, I am Peggy Clark. I have a license in Marriage and Family Therapy through the state of Iowa. I have been practicing for over 20 years with individuals, families, and children. I have helped many with relational issues, be it couples, parents and children of all ages. Unfortunately, I am no longer working with children under the age of 16 years. Many come to me with stresses of life, work, and personal, and traumas of all sorts that creates high anxiety and depression. I believe that all have a story to be respected, strengths to be built upon, in a team effort. I have a laid back, conversational, caring approach.
Hello, I am Peggy Clark. I have a license in Marriage and Family Therapy through the state of Iowa. I have been practicing for over 20 years with individuals, families, and children. I have helped many with relational issues, be it couples, parents and children of all ages. Unfortunately, I am no longer working with children under the age of 16 years. Many come to me with stresses of life, work, and personal, and traumas of all sorts that creates high anxiety and depression. I believe that all have a story to be respected, strengths to be built upon, in a team effort. I have a laid back, conversational, caring approach.
(515) 212-7853 View (515) 212-7853

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Number of Therapists in Marshalltown, IA

< 10

Therapists in Marshalltown, IA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
88% Depression
88% Stress
88% Life Transitions
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Optum

How Therapists in Marshalltown, IA see their clients

75% Online Only
25% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Marshalltown?

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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.