Therapists in Ada County, ID

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Photo of Kristi Weismann, LCPC, Counselor
Kristi Weismann
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83709
Waitlist for new clients
People seek therapy for many reasons, but most people have one common goal: change. They want a change in how they feel, think, behave or in how they are treated. They want to be truly heard, understood and validated by someone who won't judge or criticize them. They want to heal from their past and feel hopeful about their future. This is exactly what I strive to provide to every client. I’ve helped clients with various presenting concerns including: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, trauma, relationship and family issues, panic attacks, grief, self-harm, stress and more.
People seek therapy for many reasons, but most people have one common goal: change. They want a change in how they feel, think, behave or in how they are treated. They want to be truly heard, understood and validated by someone who won't judge or criticize them. They want to heal from their past and feel hopeful about their future. This is exactly what I strive to provide to every client. I’ve helped clients with various presenting concerns including: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, trauma, relationship and family issues, panic attacks, grief, self-harm, stress and more.
(208) 925-3245 View (208) 925-3245
Photo of Rylee Graves, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Rylee Graves
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83702
Do you find yourself asking - Who am I? or I don't know what I want to do with my life? Balancing school, work, and relationships while trying to figure out who you are and where you're going can be daunting and overwhelming. The pressure to succeed, fear of failure, and uncertainty about the future can lead to stress, anxiety, and self-doubt. Well I am here to help, I have a passion for working with individuals aged 14+ who are ready to start working on self-awareness and self-acceptance. I would love to be a part of your support system to help find confidence venturing out into this complicated world we are all a part of!
Do you find yourself asking - Who am I? or I don't know what I want to do with my life? Balancing school, work, and relationships while trying to figure out who you are and where you're going can be daunting and overwhelming. The pressure to succeed, fear of failure, and uncertainty about the future can lead to stress, anxiety, and self-doubt. Well I am here to help, I have a passion for working with individuals aged 14+ who are ready to start working on self-awareness and self-acceptance. I would love to be a part of your support system to help find confidence venturing out into this complicated world we are all a part of!
(208) 225-6827 View (208) 225-6827
Photo of Jamie Williams, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jamie Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, ID 83642
Jamie Williams, LCSW of Bridges Behavioral Health works with individuals and families, who are the experts in their own life, to craft a vision of where they want to go, and build a realistic plan to get there.
Jamie Williams, LCSW of Bridges Behavioral Health works with individuals and families, who are the experts in their own life, to craft a vision of where they want to go, and build a realistic plan to get there.
(208) 225-8990 View (208) 225-8990
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Kristine Kemp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83706  (Online Only)
Stress and anxiety manifest in various ways, from persistent worry and restlessness to physical symptoms like headaches and sleep disturbances. These conditions can significantly impact daily life, making tasks feel insurmountable. I specialize in helping individuals understand these symptoms, offering a supportive space to address their root causes. By acknowledging these experiences, we can work together towards managing their effects, aiming for a more balanced and fulfilling life.
Stress and anxiety manifest in various ways, from persistent worry and restlessness to physical symptoms like headaches and sleep disturbances. These conditions can significantly impact daily life, making tasks feel insurmountable. I specialize in helping individuals understand these symptoms, offering a supportive space to address their root causes. By acknowledging these experiences, we can work together towards managing their effects, aiming for a more balanced and fulfilling life.
(208) 494-9765 View (208) 494-9765
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Erin Beskid
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83702  (Online Only)
Are you looking for an empathetic, experienced therapist to guide you through self-discovery and emotional growth? Meet Erin Beskid, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a passion for helping people thrive. She expertly utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) among other methodologies. Mindfulness, Performance Coaching, and Trauma Informed Care also feature prominently in her approach. Erin's priority is understanding each client’s unique mindset and promoting self-acceptance and self-love.
Are you looking for an empathetic, experienced therapist to guide you through self-discovery and emotional growth? Meet Erin Beskid, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a passion for helping people thrive. She expertly utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) among other methodologies. Mindfulness, Performance Coaching, and Trauma Informed Care also feature prominently in her approach. Erin's priority is understanding each client’s unique mindset and promoting self-acceptance and self-love.
(208) 748-6163 View (208) 748-6163
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Joe L Arzola
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83703
I have been working in the mental health field for 16 years. People who want to focus on discovering their inner strengths and understanding how those attributes can help them overcome their current challenges will benefit greatly from my techniques. I use a strength- based team approach which simply means I see counseling as a partnership between the people I work with and myself. I believe life is a journey and together we can make the most out of yours.
I have been working in the mental health field for 16 years. People who want to focus on discovering their inner strengths and understanding how those attributes can help them overcome their current challenges will benefit greatly from my techniques. I use a strength- based team approach which simply means I see counseling as a partnership between the people I work with and myself. I believe life is a journey and together we can make the most out of yours.
(208) 479-1116 View (208) 479-1116
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Crystal Ipsen
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83709
Let's identify together the patterns in your life that once served as protective mechanisms but now hinder healthy relationships. My deepest hope is to assist you in healing the wounds stemming from generational and present traumas. I provide a safe space for clients to explore themselves, learn to trust themselves, learn to advocate for themselves, and build their inner sense of worthiness. I'm here to work with you towards self-insight, helping you better trust your internal experiences and develop the inner healing skills needed to thrive.
Let's identify together the patterns in your life that once served as protective mechanisms but now hinder healthy relationships. My deepest hope is to assist you in healing the wounds stemming from generational and present traumas. I provide a safe space for clients to explore themselves, learn to trust themselves, learn to advocate for themselves, and build their inner sense of worthiness. I'm here to work with you towards self-insight, helping you better trust your internal experiences and develop the inner healing skills needed to thrive.
(208) 754-2105 View (208) 754-2105
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Melanie Pilot
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83709
I worked as a social worker in Child Welfare for 21 years helping families and children work through issues of abuse and neglect to improve their relationships. Prior to that I worked doing couples and individual counseling. Earlier in my career, I also taught elementary school and worked in a group home. I believe in using therapy to empower individuals to find mental and emotional well-being and increased quality of life. I am a lifelong learned who loves to research the newest trends in mental and emotional well-being and utilize techniques to help strengthen families, couples, and individuals.
I worked as a social worker in Child Welfare for 21 years helping families and children work through issues of abuse and neglect to improve their relationships. Prior to that I worked doing couples and individual counseling. Earlier in my career, I also taught elementary school and worked in a group home. I believe in using therapy to empower individuals to find mental and emotional well-being and increased quality of life. I am a lifelong learned who loves to research the newest trends in mental and emotional well-being and utilize techniques to help strengthen families, couples, and individuals.
(208) 428-6266 View (208) 428-6266
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Brian Lindner
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Meridian, ID 83646
Waitlist for new clients
I love working with couples to help them rebuild connection and intimacy. I also enjoy providing premarital counseling to help couples start their marriage off on solid ground. I have an extensive background at Idaho Department of Health and Welfare where I worked for 18 years. I have experience treating people with mental illness including Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia. I've worked with child abuse and neglect, families with children with disabilities, people on felony probation, and people impacted by substance abuse and domestic violence.
I love working with couples to help them rebuild connection and intimacy. I also enjoy providing premarital counseling to help couples start their marriage off on solid ground. I have an extensive background at Idaho Department of Health and Welfare where I worked for 18 years. I have experience treating people with mental illness including Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia. I've worked with child abuse and neglect, families with children with disabilities, people on felony probation, and people impacted by substance abuse and domestic violence.
(208) 953-2125 View (208) 953-2125
Photo of Ta'resa Crow, LCSW, MBA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ta'resa Crow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eagle, ID 83616  (Online Only)
My ideal client is one who wants to improve the quality of their life through a positive relationship with themselves. They want to learn to love themselves so that they can have better relationships, fulfill their goals, and move forward. I am an empathetic, seasoned, and authentic clinician who will provide the environment to facilitate change.
My ideal client is one who wants to improve the quality of their life through a positive relationship with themselves. They want to learn to love themselves so that they can have better relationships, fulfill their goals, and move forward. I am an empathetic, seasoned, and authentic clinician who will provide the environment to facilitate change.
(208) 490-9332 View (208) 490-9332
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Michele Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83705
Are you struggling in your marriage? Continue to have the same conflicts with our any resolution? You've come to the right place. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an MA in Clinical Psychology. I am passionate about utilizing the Gottman Method Couple's Therapy approach and have completed level 3 training. I help couple's begin to utilizing effective communication strategies, manage difficult conflicts and learn new ways to increase passion and romance. In addition to my work with couples, I enjoy working with individual adults also struggling in relationships but would like a one-on-one focus.
Are you struggling in your marriage? Continue to have the same conflicts with our any resolution? You've come to the right place. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with an MA in Clinical Psychology. I am passionate about utilizing the Gottman Method Couple's Therapy approach and have completed level 3 training. I help couple's begin to utilizing effective communication strategies, manage difficult conflicts and learn new ways to increase passion and romance. In addition to my work with couples, I enjoy working with individual adults also struggling in relationships but would like a one-on-one focus.
(208) 759-5963 View (208) 759-5963
Photo of Thomas (Tj) Childers, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Thomas (Tj) Childers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meridian, ID 83642
Free 15-minute phone consultation to help make sure I am the right therapist for you. I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist with a profound commitment to healing and empowering others. I have honed my expertise in providing a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their emotions, challenges, and personal growth. My warm and empathetic approach fosters a strong therapeutic alliance, allowing clients to feel supported and understood on their journey towards positive change. I am wholeheartedly committed to helping clients find inner strength and cultivate a more fulfilling and meaningful life
Free 15-minute phone consultation to help make sure I am the right therapist for you. I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist with a profound commitment to healing and empowering others. I have honed my expertise in providing a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their emotions, challenges, and personal growth. My warm and empathetic approach fosters a strong therapeutic alliance, allowing clients to feel supported and understood on their journey towards positive change. I am wholeheartedly committed to helping clients find inner strength and cultivate a more fulfilling and meaningful life
(208) 759-5176 View (208) 759-5176
Photo of Brittany J. Reed, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Brittany J. Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83712
Hi, I’m so happy you are here and doing something just for YOU and your mental health! I support teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral concerns, and self-acceptance. I value helping folks learn how to rewrite their stories by discovering their purpose, strengths, and skills to help them reapproach their relationship with their painful experiences. All are welcome here! In this space, I invite folks to show up as their authentic self in a place of acceptance and safety for all. That being said, my office is LGBTQIA+, size-inclusive, and culturally accepting.
Hi, I’m so happy you are here and doing something just for YOU and your mental health! I support teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral concerns, and self-acceptance. I value helping folks learn how to rewrite their stories by discovering their purpose, strengths, and skills to help them reapproach their relationship with their painful experiences. All are welcome here! In this space, I invite folks to show up as their authentic self in a place of acceptance and safety for all. That being said, my office is LGBTQIA+, size-inclusive, and culturally accepting.
(208) 758-9981 View (208) 758-9981
Photo of Dia Rivers, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Dia Rivers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83705
Do you often please others at the expense of yourself? Perhaps you keep repeating unhealthy relationship patterns - searching for proof of your worthiness in relationships outside of yourself. How loud is your inner critic? Are you hiding guilt and shame behind masks of happiness? Are you indecisive - valuing others' opinions over your own? Do you often feel overwhelmed? You are not alone. Many of my clients feel this way, and I can tell you that there is hope. There is another way to live. You are strong and resilient, even if it doesn't feel like it right now. This life can be amazing. I can help you remember how to heal yourself.
Do you often please others at the expense of yourself? Perhaps you keep repeating unhealthy relationship patterns - searching for proof of your worthiness in relationships outside of yourself. How loud is your inner critic? Are you hiding guilt and shame behind masks of happiness? Are you indecisive - valuing others' opinions over your own? Do you often feel overwhelmed? You are not alone. Many of my clients feel this way, and I can tell you that there is hope. There is another way to live. You are strong and resilient, even if it doesn't feel like it right now. This life can be amazing. I can help you remember how to heal yourself.
(208) 271-8897 View (208) 271-8897
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Visions Counseling & Education, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83704
Here at Visions we are passionate about helping you live your best life, you take the reigns. We specialize in dual-diagnosis/Veteran clients. We work together as a team so that you get the best services and more practice each week through individual counseling, family counseling, and education for family members and your personal support team. Add in Community Based Rehabilitation Services or groups to build that confidence in social skills and daily living skills, creating the independence your working so hard for. Build relationships, gain awareness and skills, increase your support team. Your worth it! Come on in!
Here at Visions we are passionate about helping you live your best life, you take the reigns. We specialize in dual-diagnosis/Veteran clients. We work together as a team so that you get the best services and more practice each week through individual counseling, family counseling, and education for family members and your personal support team. Add in Community Based Rehabilitation Services or groups to build that confidence in social skills and daily living skills, creating the independence your working so hard for. Build relationships, gain awareness and skills, increase your support team. Your worth it! Come on in!
(208) 629-2270 View (208) 629-2270
Photo of Renae Butler, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Renae Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83709
We learn from our world and each other through many ways including love, observation, struggle, and collaboration. My approach embraces the bio-psycho-social model, placing emphasis on what’s “built in” genetically, learned psychologically, and experienced (past and present) environmentally. I use this perspective to understand where people are coming from, meeting them where they are with nonjudgment and acceptance.
We learn from our world and each other through many ways including love, observation, struggle, and collaboration. My approach embraces the bio-psycho-social model, placing emphasis on what’s “built in” genetically, learned psychologically, and experienced (past and present) environmentally. I use this perspective to understand where people are coming from, meeting them where they are with nonjudgment and acceptance.
(208) 812-5417 View (208) 812-5417
Photo of Bianca Villasano, LCPC, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Bianca Villasano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, MS
Verified Verified
Boise, ID 83705
Not accepting new clients
Life can be hard. Whether you are struggling in your relationship, in a season of depression, or a parent trying to figure out the best way to help your child, I am here to walk alongside you and help you overcome these issues. My role as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor is both a collaborator and guide. My goal is to create a safe place where you feel comfortable sharing your hurts, struggles, and trauma. I hope to help you grow understanding and insight into what you are dealing with so that healing can begin.
Life can be hard. Whether you are struggling in your relationship, in a season of depression, or a parent trying to figure out the best way to help your child, I am here to walk alongside you and help you overcome these issues. My role as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor is both a collaborator and guide. My goal is to create a safe place where you feel comfortable sharing your hurts, struggles, and trauma. I hope to help you grow understanding and insight into what you are dealing with so that healing can begin.
(208) 856-6872 View (208) 856-6872
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Martin Michael 'mike' Cutler
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83702
Currently accepting new clients and EMDR trained. People I help want to feel better quickly and my goal is to help you feel better as soon as possible so that they can move on into your better life. People have reported our work together has been invaluable in providing relief to past trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, family struggles, problems with marriage and relationships, sexual issues, loss and grief, issues related to age and life transitions, LGBTQIA+, social justice and race issues, military veterans and first-responder issues, and historical and multigenerational trauma issues.
Currently accepting new clients and EMDR trained. People I help want to feel better quickly and my goal is to help you feel better as soon as possible so that they can move on into your better life. People have reported our work together has been invaluable in providing relief to past trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, family struggles, problems with marriage and relationships, sexual issues, loss and grief, issues related to age and life transitions, LGBTQIA+, social justice and race issues, military veterans and first-responder issues, and historical and multigenerational trauma issues.
(208) 494-9981 View (208) 494-9981
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Acceptance Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83705
I believe that in therapy, the focus should first be on learning to gain acceptance of ourselves. I feel that our beliefs about ourselves are paramount because they shape the beliefs that we have about other people and in turn, the rest of our environment. After we identify the beliefs about ourselves that need to be adjusted, we can work on how to improve those beliefs, which will improve our interactions with others and the way that we see the world. I look forward to helping others with that process.
I believe that in therapy, the focus should first be on learning to gain acceptance of ourselves. I feel that our beliefs about ourselves are paramount because they shape the beliefs that we have about other people and in turn, the rest of our environment. After we identify the beliefs about ourselves that need to be adjusted, we can work on how to improve those beliefs, which will improve our interactions with others and the way that we see the world. I look forward to helping others with that process.
(208) 314-3088 View (208) 314-3088
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Jennifer M Ritter
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boise, ID 83702
Clients are welcomed into my space wherever they are in terms of understanding, self-awareness, and managing difficult emotions. Sessions focus on the 'here and now' while also exploring historical issues being triggered and mis-managed. We confront irrational thinking and work to re-script the less-than-helpful language around feeling 'not good enough,' 'broken,' or 'lost.' Ultimately, clients can expect to focus on their core issues and will, in the process, come to feel genuinely known, accepted, and not so alone in the process of their lives.
Clients are welcomed into my space wherever they are in terms of understanding, self-awareness, and managing difficult emotions. Sessions focus on the 'here and now' while also exploring historical issues being triggered and mis-managed. We confront irrational thinking and work to re-script the less-than-helpful language around feeling 'not good enough,' 'broken,' or 'lost.' Ultimately, clients can expect to focus on their core issues and will, in the process, come to feel genuinely known, accepted, and not so alone in the process of their lives.
(208) 904-3229 View (208) 904-3229
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Number of Therapists in Ada County, ID

1,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Ada County, ID who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Blue Cross
62% Aetna
61% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Ada County, ID see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ada 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.