Therapists in Floyd County, IN

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Photo of Kimberly Eldridge, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Floyd County, IN
Kimberly Eldridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
Kimberly desires to journey alongside individuals, children, and families to feel heard, understood, and utilize their strengths to experience empowerment, positive changes, and connection. Using play therapy, Theraplay informed practice, CBT, & expressive activities, Kimberly helps a person process experiences that can be overwhelming at times and provides parent support to find helpful and meaningful ways to approach difficulties and life. Kimberly also assists others in exploring their faith and the manner in which spirituality affects their daily life. By examining all areas of life, Kimberly strives to help others reach growth.
Kimberly desires to journey alongside individuals, children, and families to feel heard, understood, and utilize their strengths to experience empowerment, positive changes, and connection. Using play therapy, Theraplay informed practice, CBT, & expressive activities, Kimberly helps a person process experiences that can be overwhelming at times and provides parent support to find helpful and meaningful ways to approach difficulties and life. Kimberly also assists others in exploring their faith and the manner in which spirituality affects their daily life. By examining all areas of life, Kimberly strives to help others reach growth.
(812) 226-9019 View (812) 226-9019
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Krystal Angevine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, BCB, BCN, SEP
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
Krystal Angevine has over 25 years experience in holistic counseling and is a past recipient of the Indiana Social Work Leader of the Year award. Krystal specializes in IFS therapy, EMDR, Biofeedback, and she is an Advanced-level provider of Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy. Areas of expertise include panic attacks, PTSD, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, migraine headaches, phobias, ADHD, trauma, stress, addictions, nightmares, and sleep disturbance. Krystal is BCIA Board certified in biofeedback and has been a speaker at State and international conferences. Krystal excels in helping clients enhance their healer within.
Krystal Angevine has over 25 years experience in holistic counseling and is a past recipient of the Indiana Social Work Leader of the Year award. Krystal specializes in IFS therapy, EMDR, Biofeedback, and she is an Advanced-level provider of Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy. Areas of expertise include panic attacks, PTSD, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, migraine headaches, phobias, ADHD, trauma, stress, addictions, nightmares, and sleep disturbance. Krystal is BCIA Board certified in biofeedback and has been a speaker at State and international conferences. Krystal excels in helping clients enhance their healer within.
(502) 383-1155 View (502) 383-1155
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Allan Roberts
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Not Verified Not Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
I work with adults with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. I will help guide you to more effectively manage your emotions and establish healthier ways of coping with stressors and relating to others. I take a holistic approach which recognizes that wellbeing requires healthy functioning of the mind, body, and soul. I meet every client where they are, utilizing different, evidence based, approaches depending on their needs. My goal is to provide an affirming, encouraging environment to support you in your journey toward a more meaningful, healthy, fulfilling life.
I work with adults with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. I will help guide you to more effectively manage your emotions and establish healthier ways of coping with stressors and relating to others. I take a holistic approach which recognizes that wellbeing requires healthy functioning of the mind, body, and soul. I meet every client where they are, utilizing different, evidence based, approaches depending on their needs. My goal is to provide an affirming, encouraging environment to support you in your journey toward a more meaningful, healthy, fulfilling life.
(812) 782-1991 x717 View (812) 782-1991 x717
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Meadow Creek Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
Hello! Welcome to Meadow Creek Counseling. I am glad you have stopped by. I embrace a collaborative effort to help you reach your goals. I bring authenticity, humor, and professionalism to my clients. I am laid back and quirky (but in a good way). I am empathetic but also straightforward. I am eclectic in my approach as I have had decades of trainings and experience. Some of the approaches I am familiar with and utilize in sessions are cognitive behavioral, somatic experiencing, internal family systems, emotion focused family therapy, attachment theory, and trauma, and trauma informed care.
Hello! Welcome to Meadow Creek Counseling. I am glad you have stopped by. I embrace a collaborative effort to help you reach your goals. I bring authenticity, humor, and professionalism to my clients. I am laid back and quirky (but in a good way). I am empathetic but also straightforward. I am eclectic in my approach as I have had decades of trainings and experience. Some of the approaches I am familiar with and utilize in sessions are cognitive behavioral, somatic experiencing, internal family systems, emotion focused family therapy, attachment theory, and trauma, and trauma informed care.
(812) 637-7970 View (812) 637-7970
Lori Friestrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCAC
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Indiana & Kentucky. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. I work with you as a client to decide what type of therapy will best meet your needs-individual, couples, or family therapy. I am also trained in EMDR Therapy as a specialty. I look forward to working with you.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Indiana & Kentucky. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. I work with you as a client to decide what type of therapy will best meet your needs-individual, couples, or family therapy. I am also trained in EMDR Therapy as a specialty. I look forward to working with you.
(502) 547-9023 View (502) 547-9023
Pauletta Stewart
Counselor, LMHCA, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
Not accepting new clients
Feeling out of control and unable to manage everything including your own needs at times? Do you just need someone to listen and talk to? It’s okay & understandable how you may feel. You are now taking an important step to finding help. Changes in life can create anxiety, depression, a sense of loss, trauma, and stress. It is imperative to meet these points in life with healthy coping skills and tools necessary to strengthen resilience, boundaries, and self-knowledge. You really can reach your optimal mental health for a sense of long-term fulfillment and a sense of renewed optimism!
Feeling out of control and unable to manage everything including your own needs at times? Do you just need someone to listen and talk to? It’s okay & understandable how you may feel. You are now taking an important step to finding help. Changes in life can create anxiety, depression, a sense of loss, trauma, and stress. It is imperative to meet these points in life with healthy coping skills and tools necessary to strengthen resilience, boundaries, and self-knowledge. You really can reach your optimal mental health for a sense of long-term fulfillment and a sense of renewed optimism!
(812) 220-3704 View (812) 220-3704
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Olive Tree Resources
MA, LPCC, CBC
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
We take people from Wonder (?) to Wonderful (!). Olive Tree Resources, Inc. is your training partner providing Light, Hope, Wealth and Healing through various educational resources, including preventative maintenance cognitive based counseling. Our mission is to Embrace, Empower & Elevate Leaders. Let's TALK about it, THINK through it and THRIVE over it! April L. Starks is your Lead Training Partner and Counseling Specialist. Contact us today. Visit our website www.olivetreepartner.com to schedule a consultation.
We take people from Wonder (?) to Wonderful (!). Olive Tree Resources, Inc. is your training partner providing Light, Hope, Wealth and Healing through various educational resources, including preventative maintenance cognitive based counseling. Our mission is to Embrace, Empower & Elevate Leaders. Let's TALK about it, THINK through it and THRIVE over it! April L. Starks is your Lead Training Partner and Counseling Specialist. Contact us today. Visit our website www.olivetreepartner.com to schedule a consultation.
(812) 542-5989 View (812) 542-5989
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Jamie Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
I love being a therapist and believe mental health is essential to overall health and well-being. My approach to treating any mental health issue is to provide a compassionate, supportive, and judgement-free space where clients can explore their life experiences and challenges with the purpose of building self-awareness, empowerment and achieve their goals utilizing evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and strengths-based techniques.
I love being a therapist and believe mental health is essential to overall health and well-being. My approach to treating any mental health issue is to provide a compassionate, supportive, and judgement-free space where clients can explore their life experiences and challenges with the purpose of building self-awareness, empowerment and achieve their goals utilizing evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and strengths-based techniques.
(502) 628-5028 View (502) 628-5028
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Melissa Konijeti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
Life is difficult. Relationships, families, past traumas, daily stressors, jobs and navigating all of it can have a major impact on our ability to feel happy and content. I want to join you on your journey to peace and finding the life you deserve. We will work as partners exploring what changes need to be made. Often the smallest shifts can make a monumental difference in our lives. I look forward to joining you on your path to mental wellness.
Life is difficult. Relationships, families, past traumas, daily stressors, jobs and navigating all of it can have a major impact on our ability to feel happy and content. I want to join you on your journey to peace and finding the life you deserve. We will work as partners exploring what changes need to be made. Often the smallest shifts can make a monumental difference in our lives. I look forward to joining you on your path to mental wellness.
(812) 786-8345 View (812) 786-8345
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Student Evaluation Center
PhD, NCSP, IPE
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
Is your child struggling in school? Do you suspect your child may have a learning disability or dyslexia? Maybe you suspect your child has ADHD, or even a significant social-emotional or behavioral concern? Do you believe your child may be gifted and talented? Finding the right answers to your questions are important. Knowing exactly what questions to ask is even more important. At SEC, we know the right questions to ask and how to utilize those questions to discover the answers you are looking for. This knowledge is the first step in finding the necessary solutions for improving your child’s educational experience.
Is your child struggling in school? Do you suspect your child may have a learning disability or dyslexia? Maybe you suspect your child has ADHD, or even a significant social-emotional or behavioral concern? Do you believe your child may be gifted and talented? Finding the right answers to your questions are important. Knowing exactly what questions to ask is even more important. At SEC, we know the right questions to ask and how to utilize those questions to discover the answers you are looking for. This knowledge is the first step in finding the necessary solutions for improving your child’s educational experience.
(812) 203-4579 View (812) 203-4579
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Auxilium Psychological Services PCIT Clinic
PhD, PsyD, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
We are here to help. If your child is between the ages of 2 to 7 and struggles with outbursts, difficulty following directions, aggression toward peers and siblings, destruction and/or disobedience, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy might be a good fit for your family. Our team of PCIT therapists are devoted to helping parents enjoy spending time with their child again and regain confidence in managing their child's behaviors.
We are here to help. If your child is between the ages of 2 to 7 and struggles with outbursts, difficulty following directions, aggression toward peers and siblings, destruction and/or disobedience, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy might be a good fit for your family. Our team of PCIT therapists are devoted to helping parents enjoy spending time with their child again and regain confidence in managing their child's behaviors.
(812) 590-7160 x710 View (812) 590-7160 x710
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Katie Smeraglia
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
Waitlist for new clients
While I specialize in parenting techniques for young children, I also enjoy working with children, teens, and adults who feel "stuck," or are having difficulty managing family and social conflicts. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a powerful agent of change, and aim to provide a warm, safe, and casual space for clients to express themselves. I work particularly well with teenage and young adult females. I also encourage creative outlets for processing emotional issues, which might include drawing, painting or any other evidenced-based expressive techniques that relieve distress.
While I specialize in parenting techniques for young children, I also enjoy working with children, teens, and adults who feel "stuck," or are having difficulty managing family and social conflicts. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a powerful agent of change, and aim to provide a warm, safe, and casual space for clients to express themselves. I work particularly well with teenage and young adult females. I also encourage creative outlets for processing emotional issues, which might include drawing, painting or any other evidenced-based expressive techniques that relieve distress.
(812) 590-4033 View (812) 590-4033
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Gibbs Treatment Solutions
Counselor, LMHC, LPP, LPCC
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
Do you feel like your life is running off the tracks? Do you feel like you don’t have the tools to cope with the stressors of life? Are bad things that have happened in the past troubling you? At Gibbs Treatment Solutions, we are passionate about helping you get your life back on track.
Do you feel like your life is running off the tracks? Do you feel like you don’t have the tools to cope with the stressors of life? Are bad things that have happened in the past troubling you? At Gibbs Treatment Solutions, we are passionate about helping you get your life back on track.
(812) 613-4994 View (812) 613-4994
Photo of Veronica Hanna, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Floyd County, IN
Veronica Hanna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
I provide down-to-earth, trauma-informed, affirming therapy services for teens and adults via in person or telehealth individual therapy. I have a passion to help those with anxiety, depression, trauma and self-esteem struggles. I can’t wait to meet you and be that one person you feel you can trust and be able to talk to and bounce ideas off of, without feeling put down or judged. Self-acceptance and understanding are key areas to help with learning to love ourselves unconditionally, which I believe is one of the most powerful ways to begin to heal. I will strive to empower and help you in your healing process.
I provide down-to-earth, trauma-informed, affirming therapy services for teens and adults via in person or telehealth individual therapy. I have a passion to help those with anxiety, depression, trauma and self-esteem struggles. I can’t wait to meet you and be that one person you feel you can trust and be able to talk to and bounce ideas off of, without feeling put down or judged. Self-acceptance and understanding are key areas to help with learning to love ourselves unconditionally, which I believe is one of the most powerful ways to begin to heal. I will strive to empower and help you in your healing process.
(812) 505-8411 View (812) 505-8411
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Shelby Dhanapal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Albany, IN 47150
Hi! I am glad you are here. There is no better time than now to begin working on your mental health! Life is difficult and navigating all of it can lead to feelings of depression or anxiety. I want to partner with you to explore ways in which you may find peace and happiness in life. My goal is to utilize your strengths and experiences to help you heal and grow. I have experience working with children and adolescents, along with their families to provide support and care navigating challenging experiences. I look forward to joining you on your journey!
Hi! I am glad you are here. There is no better time than now to begin working on your mental health! Life is difficult and navigating all of it can lead to feelings of depression or anxiety. I want to partner with you to explore ways in which you may find peace and happiness in life. My goal is to utilize your strengths and experiences to help you heal and grow. I have experience working with children and adolescents, along with their families to provide support and care navigating challenging experiences. I look forward to joining you on your journey!
(812) 393-2218 View (812) 393-2218
Photo of Heart 2 Heart Wellness Center, Dr. Glynita Bell , Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Floyd County, IN
Heart 2 Heart Wellness Center, Dr. Glynita Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150  (Online Only)
At Heart 2 Heart we believe that a holistic approach to self-care is the key to living your best life. Self-care comes in many forms. We specialize in mental health therapy, therapeutic yoga, meditation, and holistic health care services through our nurse practitioner. Through these services learn to be at your best and manage the issues that may be hindering the vision you have for your life. All of our services are driven by the goal of teaching our clients skills to maintain wellness in each area of their lives. Our medical provider offers medication management as well as natural alternatives to medication.
At Heart 2 Heart we believe that a holistic approach to self-care is the key to living your best life. Self-care comes in many forms. We specialize in mental health therapy, therapeutic yoga, meditation, and holistic health care services through our nurse practitioner. Through these services learn to be at your best and manage the issues that may be hindering the vision you have for your life. All of our services are driven by the goal of teaching our clients skills to maintain wellness in each area of their lives. Our medical provider offers medication management as well as natural alternatives to medication.
(812) 301-8474 View (812) 301-8474
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Jennifer McVeigh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, CYT
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
Whether you are struggling with a specific issue or just looking for a deeper connection, I can provide you the safe and sacred space to explore new coping techniques, cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness, and come to a place of resolution and inner peace. When I work with clients it is my highest intention to bring understanding, compassion and authenticity to each session to help you reach your goals to live your best life.
Whether you are struggling with a specific issue or just looking for a deeper connection, I can provide you the safe and sacred space to explore new coping techniques, cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness, and come to a place of resolution and inner peace. When I work with clients it is my highest intention to bring understanding, compassion and authenticity to each session to help you reach your goals to live your best life.
(812) 542-5054 View (812) 542-5054
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Aqueelah S. Haleem, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Albany, IN 47150
Are you struggling to find balance in your life? Let's work together to increase your self-confidence, control, and happiness! I enjoy working with adults in crisis. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and trauma are just a few of the areas of focus in my practice. It is my belief that no individual should face mental health challenges alone. Trained therapists can help clients overcome the challenges that seem insurmountable and may decrease their ability to enjoy life, set and achieve goals, and look forward to a brighter future.
Are you struggling to find balance in your life? Let's work together to increase your self-confidence, control, and happiness! I enjoy working with adults in crisis. Anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and trauma are just a few of the areas of focus in my practice. It is my belief that no individual should face mental health challenges alone. Trained therapists can help clients overcome the challenges that seem insurmountable and may decrease their ability to enjoy life, set and achieve goals, and look forward to a brighter future.
(812) 625-4390 View (812) 625-4390
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Ellen Quinn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
New Albany, IN 47150
Ellen is a licensed mental health counselor associate who greatly enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families. Her journey to becoming a therapist began after working with and caring for children for over ten years and seeing the mental health need within the community. Ellen believes that facilitating positive change starts with a strong therapeutic bond between the counselor and client. Ellen uses a client-centered approach to therapy in conjunction with cognitive-behavioral strategies and play therapy techniques.
Ellen is a licensed mental health counselor associate who greatly enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families. Her journey to becoming a therapist began after working with and caring for children for over ten years and seeing the mental health need within the community. Ellen believes that facilitating positive change starts with a strong therapeutic bond between the counselor and client. Ellen uses a client-centered approach to therapy in conjunction with cognitive-behavioral strategies and play therapy techniques.
(812) 301-6782 View (812) 301-6782
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Shelley R Champion
Counselor, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Albany, IN 47150  (Online Only)
I have worked with adult and adolescent clients in community mental health, and in private practice settings. I am part of, and feel honored to serve, members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. I work from a feminist psychodynamic, trauma-informed and harm reduction perspective. I value the therapeutic relationship and believes it to be vital to the process of change.
I have worked with adult and adolescent clients in community mental health, and in private practice settings. I am part of, and feel honored to serve, members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. I work from a feminist psychodynamic, trauma-informed and harm reduction perspective. I value the therapeutic relationship and believes it to be vital to the process of change.
(812) 458-3442 View (812) 458-3442

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Number of Therapists in Floyd County, IN

70+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Floyd County, IN who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
79% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Anthem | Elevance
60% Aetna
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Floyd County, IN see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Floyd 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.