Therapists in Bloomington, IN

Photo of Dayana Ferrera, Counselor in Bloomington, IN
Dayana Ferrera
Counselor, LMHC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47401
My counseling approach is grounded in strengthening the client’s natural tendency towards healing, resiliency, and adaptation. I strive to empower my clients, and believe in a therapeutic relationship that is built on collaboration and trust. This allows me to provide my clients with the tools they need to manage challenges - helping them identify and implement more adaptive and healthy ways to resolve conflict and explore opportunities for growth.
My counseling approach is grounded in strengthening the client’s natural tendency towards healing, resiliency, and adaptation. I strive to empower my clients, and believe in a therapeutic relationship that is built on collaboration and trust. This allows me to provide my clients with the tools they need to manage challenges - helping them identify and implement more adaptive and healthy ways to resolve conflict and explore opportunities for growth.
(812) 203-4249 View (812) 203-4249
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Maria Carrasco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47403
You ultimately have the best knowledge of what will work for you when it comes to making changes and living your most positive life. My job is to help guide you in finding solutions to challenges which we all face in our day to day experiences. At times these challenges require more assistance than at other times. I will give you a space to be heard and together we will explore ways to grow, cope, change, learn, etc. from a strength based approach. We can all gain a more peaceful existence while telling our story no matter what that is. I understand it’s so difficult to tell sometimes.
You ultimately have the best knowledge of what will work for you when it comes to making changes and living your most positive life. My job is to help guide you in finding solutions to challenges which we all face in our day to day experiences. At times these challenges require more assistance than at other times. I will give you a space to be heard and together we will explore ways to grow, cope, change, learn, etc. from a strength based approach. We can all gain a more peaceful existence while telling our story no matter what that is. I understand it’s so difficult to tell sometimes.
(812) 737-3215 View (812) 737-3215
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Kris Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47401
Not accepting new clients
*I am not currently accepting new clients* People are the experts on their own lives...My job is to focus on the client's perspective and life experiences so that I can help provide the best environment for change. I work from a strength-based, integrative approach to therapy to fit the needs of the individual, helping clients explore ways to make changes in their lives.
*I am not currently accepting new clients* People are the experts on their own lives...My job is to focus on the client's perspective and life experiences so that I can help provide the best environment for change. I work from a strength-based, integrative approach to therapy to fit the needs of the individual, helping clients explore ways to make changes in their lives.
(812) 496-5542 View (812) 496-5542
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Bloomington Center for Connection, Amy Makice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47403
The BCC brings together a diverse group of therapists dedicated to healing through growth-fostering relationships. We accompany you on a journey to learn who you are in the context of your life, and how your understanding about who you are has been shaped by relationships and culture, for better and for worse. Our approach is rooted in RCT, a framework that goes beyond traditional ideas of individual diagnoses to explore relational dynamics contributing to joy, distress, isolation, and healing. We believe we all flourish in meaningful connection, and healing is directly tied to relational safety and supported vulnerability.
The BCC brings together a diverse group of therapists dedicated to healing through growth-fostering relationships. We accompany you on a journey to learn who you are in the context of your life, and how your understanding about who you are has been shaped by relationships and culture, for better and for worse. Our approach is rooted in RCT, a framework that goes beyond traditional ideas of individual diagnoses to explore relational dynamics contributing to joy, distress, isolation, and healing. We believe we all flourish in meaningful connection, and healing is directly tied to relational safety and supported vulnerability.
(812) 291-1977 View (812) 291-1977
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Jacey Hammel Phd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47401  (Online Only)
Life changes and trauma can lead to disconnection from ourselves and others. This disconnection can manifest as anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Through therapy, we can untangle the changes and trauma so we can truly hear ourselves. Our work might include emotional processing and regulation, self-compassion, self-acceptance, and mind-body awareness. At each step, I will check in with you and guide the pacing to fit your needs and goals. (See my website for more information.) Authorized to practice in all PsyPact states via telepsychology.
Life changes and trauma can lead to disconnection from ourselves and others. This disconnection can manifest as anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Through therapy, we can untangle the changes and trauma so we can truly hear ourselves. Our work might include emotional processing and regulation, self-compassion, self-acceptance, and mind-body awareness. At each step, I will check in with you and guide the pacing to fit your needs and goals. (See my website for more information.) Authorized to practice in all PsyPact states via telepsychology.
(812) 613-4227 View (812) 613-4227
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Heather E Beery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47403
Not accepting new clients
My passions include working with mid to late life adults who have experienced trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Traumatic events and early childhood attachment wounds impact our lives psychologically, emotionally, and physically and often lead to substance use, dissociation, disordered eating/negative body image, chronic anxiety, depression, and other life challenges. I am also keenly aware of the personal impact of systemic oppression and work to support people who are in marginalized groups while also continuing my own education.
My passions include working with mid to late life adults who have experienced trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Traumatic events and early childhood attachment wounds impact our lives psychologically, emotionally, and physically and often lead to substance use, dissociation, disordered eating/negative body image, chronic anxiety, depression, and other life challenges. I am also keenly aware of the personal impact of systemic oppression and work to support people who are in marginalized groups while also continuing my own education.
(812) 203-4713 View (812) 203-4713
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Bret Eartheart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomington, IN 47401
I specialize in couples and marriage counseling and will get you on the fast track to having the relationship you've always wanted! Whether you are on the edge of divorce, hungry to reclaim passion, eager to break through the challenges that create disconnection, conflict, and pain, or simply want to experience your relationship's greatest potential, I will teach you the tools, information, and practices it takes to have a thriving relationship! Visit: www.CenterForThrivingRelationships.com. Click on "Coaching and Counseling" to learn about private sessions, and visit the "Retreats" page to learn about our upcoming couples retreats. Let's make your life great!
I specialize in couples and marriage counseling and will get you on the fast track to having the relationship you've always wanted! Whether you are on the edge of divorce, hungry to reclaim passion, eager to break through the challenges that create disconnection, conflict, and pain, or simply want to experience your relationship's greatest potential, I will teach you the tools, information, and practices it takes to have a thriving relationship! Visit: www.CenterForThrivingRelationships.com. Click on "Coaching and Counseling" to learn about private sessions, and visit the "Retreats" page to learn about our upcoming couples retreats. Let's make your life great!
(812) 496-0452 View (812) 496-0452
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Muhammad Saahir
Counselor, EdS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47404  (Online Only)
The Blue Sofa Counseling Services: A place where you are welcome. An ideal client would be an individual who is willing to work on becoming critical of negative self-talk and have a willingness to become more aware of their overall thought process. Issues that I have experience of working with include, but are not limited to: depressed moods, anxiety-related​ disorders, and adjustment issues. Additionally, the ideal couple would consist of two individuals who are interested in working together on common goals to help strengthen the positive qualities within their growing relationship.
The Blue Sofa Counseling Services: A place where you are welcome. An ideal client would be an individual who is willing to work on becoming critical of negative self-talk and have a willingness to become more aware of their overall thought process. Issues that I have experience of working with include, but are not limited to: depressed moods, anxiety-related​ disorders, and adjustment issues. Additionally, the ideal couple would consist of two individuals who are interested in working together on common goals to help strengthen the positive qualities within their growing relationship.
(812) 301-8540 View (812) 301-8540
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Grace Theofanis
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomington, IN 47403  (Online Only)
Clients usually come to me when they're processing through trauma, trying to address anxiety and depression symptoms, and wanting to live a more vibrant and aligned life. Most people I work with are usually at a point where they recognize that something feels stuck, and they want to make a change but need support building momentum.
Clients usually come to me when they're processing through trauma, trying to address anxiety and depression symptoms, and wanting to live a more vibrant and aligned life. Most people I work with are usually at a point where they recognize that something feels stuck, and they want to make a change but need support building momentum.
(812) 487-1389 View (812) 487-1389
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New Outlook Counseling Center, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47408  (Online Only)
Virtual Sessions Only.........Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing? Meet Samuel Rosenberg and Maddux Eylander, mental health therapists who are want to help you to achieve personal growth and emotional well-being. Whether you're battling anxiety, struggling with LGBTQ+, working through trauma, or just seeking a more fulfilling life, their unique approaches to therapy will guide you toward profound transformations. Dive into the world of therapy with Samuel or Maddux, your allies in mental health and personal development.
Virtual Sessions Only.........Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing? Meet Samuel Rosenberg and Maddux Eylander, mental health therapists who are want to help you to achieve personal growth and emotional well-being. Whether you're battling anxiety, struggling with LGBTQ+, working through trauma, or just seeking a more fulfilling life, their unique approaches to therapy will guide you toward profound transformations. Dive into the world of therapy with Samuel or Maddux, your allies in mental health and personal development.
(812) 625-2362 x1 View (812) 625-2362 x1
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Cheryl Wallen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47401  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Cheryl, Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help manage depression, anxiety, and stress. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, CBT and person-centered to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself.
Hi there, I'm Cheryl, Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help manage depression, anxiety, and stress. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, CBT and person-centered to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself.
(812) 416-4468 View (812) 416-4468
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Dasha Carver
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT(A)
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47404
I believe that people often thrive when they prioritize their own individual health and are supported by their community. Challenges arise whenever our community is in chaos, our own health suffers, and the stories we once ascribed to no longer serve us. While these experiences can overwhelm us, make us feel powerless, or lose hope, I want you to know that you are not alone. She understands that being human is hard and relationships can be complicated, painful, and change the how we honor our authentic selves. That’s why I work to help empower clients by creating a space that is safe, open, curious, and built on advocacy.
I believe that people often thrive when they prioritize their own individual health and are supported by their community. Challenges arise whenever our community is in chaos, our own health suffers, and the stories we once ascribed to no longer serve us. While these experiences can overwhelm us, make us feel powerless, or lose hope, I want you to know that you are not alone. She understands that being human is hard and relationships can be complicated, painful, and change the how we honor our authentic selves. That’s why I work to help empower clients by creating a space that is safe, open, curious, and built on advocacy.
(812) 920-5287 View (812) 920-5287
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Tera Nance
Counselor, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47404
Not accepting new clients
My philosophy on helping people is that a therapist/counselor is a guide on a journey. While guides often have knowledge the traveler may not, the guide is there to share their knowledge and journey with them on their travels to the goals/destination they seek to reach. It is a collaborative effort that requires effort from both parties to achieve the desired outcome and to navigate the challenges that occur on the journey.
My philosophy on helping people is that a therapist/counselor is a guide on a journey. While guides often have knowledge the traveler may not, the guide is there to share their knowledge and journey with them on their travels to the goals/destination they seek to reach. It is a collaborative effort that requires effort from both parties to achieve the desired outcome and to navigate the challenges that occur on the journey.
(812) 316-2953 View (812) 316-2953
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Gloria Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomington, IN 47404  (Online Only)
My passion is working with people who are looking to cultivate a life that is focused on creating wellness in both Mind and Body. Whether you are looking to make life style changes, looking to find more time in a day, or finding ways to decrease the things that cause anxiety; together we can help you find the balance you are looking for in your life.
My passion is working with people who are looking to cultivate a life that is focused on creating wellness in both Mind and Body. Whether you are looking to make life style changes, looking to find more time in a day, or finding ways to decrease the things that cause anxiety; together we can help you find the balance you are looking for in your life.
(812) 807-4060 View (812) 807-4060
Photo of Tamara Kirby, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Bloomington, IN
Tamara Kirby
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC, CRADC
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47403  (Online Only)
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused addictions counselor and coach, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary counseling approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused addictions counselor and coach, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary counseling approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(812) 616-4947 View (812) 616-4947
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Meagan Barnhart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47404
Anxiety can deprive us of what is most important in our lives. It can make us feel out of control, overwhelmed, inadequate, and unsafe. We may worry that therapy will make anxiety and obsessions worse. However, symptoms of anxiety and trauma can be treated. Using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), we can effectively address anxious thoughts and behaviors.
Anxiety can deprive us of what is most important in our lives. It can make us feel out of control, overwhelmed, inadequate, and unsafe. We may worry that therapy will make anxiety and obsessions worse. However, symptoms of anxiety and trauma can be treated. Using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), we can effectively address anxious thoughts and behaviors.
(812) 646-9533 View (812) 646-9533
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Katy Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47404
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to create an environment where you are safe to explore yourself and the circumstances of your life in a compassionate, non-judgemental manner. I will help you to identify your therapeutic goals and use strategies best suited to your specific needs; always looking for and developing your inherent strengths that will enable you to achieve your goals. Mine is an eclectic approach to therapy that addresses, among other issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, grief, life transitions, relationships, gender, and sexuality.
My goal is to create an environment where you are safe to explore yourself and the circumstances of your life in a compassionate, non-judgemental manner. I will help you to identify your therapeutic goals and use strategies best suited to your specific needs; always looking for and developing your inherent strengths that will enable you to achieve your goals. Mine is an eclectic approach to therapy that addresses, among other issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, grief, life transitions, relationships, gender, and sexuality.
(812) 864-4728 View (812) 864-4728
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Dr. Hannah Armbrust
PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47401  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Jungian-oriented therapist. My approach is strength-based, integrative, flexible, and holistic. I tailor the therapy sessions to the needs of my clients rather than following a single theoretical model. I have a Ph.D. in psychology and an LMHC in Indiana. I love being a therapist because seeing people flourish and become their most authentic selves is meaningful. When you feel ready for your therapeutic journey, please reach out, and let's start! You can visit my website, Soul Insight Counseling Services, in Bloomington and schedule your first session or a free consultation.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Jungian-oriented therapist. My approach is strength-based, integrative, flexible, and holistic. I tailor the therapy sessions to the needs of my clients rather than following a single theoretical model. I have a Ph.D. in psychology and an LMHC in Indiana. I love being a therapist because seeing people flourish and become their most authentic selves is meaningful. When you feel ready for your therapeutic journey, please reach out, and let's start! You can visit my website, Soul Insight Counseling Services, in Bloomington and schedule your first session or a free consultation.
(812) 415-4421 View (812) 415-4421
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Jolynn Ness
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bloomington, IN 47405
My ideal client would struggle with diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, or mood-related issues. This client would be self-motivated and have identified goals that are being held back or complicated by their mental health issues. The client would be able to identify areas that are strengths and weaknesses for themselves and would be willing to put forth the effort that is growth and change. Also, this client would be open to new and different suggestions for coping strategies or ways of thinking about difficulties they may experience in order to learn and grow.
My ideal client would struggle with diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, or mood-related issues. This client would be self-motivated and have identified goals that are being held back or complicated by their mental health issues. The client would be able to identify areas that are strengths and weaknesses for themselves and would be willing to put forth the effort that is growth and change. Also, this client would be open to new and different suggestions for coping strategies or ways of thinking about difficulties they may experience in order to learn and grow.
(463) 241-6418 View (463) 241-6418
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Laura Petersen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomington, IN 47403
Welcome! Is it important to you to work through a difficult issue? It can be painful and unnecessary to do so alone. I invite you to contact me. I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified EMDR therapist with 20 years of clinical experience. The basis of my practice is developing a supportive, safe and collaborative relationship with you while helping you access your inner resources. I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and faiths. Issues commonly addressed includes trauma, college student concerns, anxiety, depression, stress and relationship issues.
Welcome! Is it important to you to work through a difficult issue? It can be painful and unnecessary to do so alone. I invite you to contact me. I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified EMDR therapist with 20 years of clinical experience. The basis of my practice is developing a supportive, safe and collaborative relationship with you while helping you access your inner resources. I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds and faiths. Issues commonly addressed includes trauma, college student concerns, anxiety, depression, stress and relationship issues.
(812) 419-3463 View (812) 419-3463

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bloomington, IN

200+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Bloomington, IN who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
72% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Anthem | Elevance
80% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Bloomington, IN see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bloomington?

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.