Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Photo of Angela L Reese, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Angela L Reese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Do you wake up dreading the day ahead? What would it be like if you were excited, motivated, and happy about life again? With a busy life, caring for loved ones, and working to provide, it’s easy to get caught up in the grind and miss the joy. Have you said to yourself, “There has to be more to life than this!”? You are not alone. Taking care of responsibilities and family obligations, meeting the demands of your job, and managing stress can wear you down and leave you feeling dull and drained.
Do you wake up dreading the day ahead? What would it be like if you were excited, motivated, and happy about life again? With a busy life, caring for loved ones, and working to provide, it’s easy to get caught up in the grind and miss the joy. Have you said to yourself, “There has to be more to life than this!”? You are not alone. Taking care of responsibilities and family obligations, meeting the demands of your job, and managing stress can wear you down and leave you feeling dull and drained.
(317) 348-3355 View (317) 348-3355
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Jason Murrey
Counselor, LMHCA, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46280
Jason Murrey (he/him) is a licensed mental health counselor associate, military veteran (USMC 2003-10), who is passionate about assisting, educating and counseling adolescents and adults to reach their full potential mentally, physically and spiritually. He specializes in working with and treating individuals that have experienced trauma and secondary trauma in their day-to-day work (i.e. first responders, counselors, social workers, teachers, lawyers, doctors, etc.). He works with individuals 10+, couples, and families.
Jason Murrey (he/him) is a licensed mental health counselor associate, military veteran (USMC 2003-10), who is passionate about assisting, educating and counseling adolescents and adults to reach their full potential mentally, physically and spiritually. He specializes in working with and treating individuals that have experienced trauma and secondary trauma in their day-to-day work (i.e. first responders, counselors, social workers, teachers, lawyers, doctors, etc.). He works with individuals 10+, couples, and families.
(317) 743-3117 View (317) 743-3117
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Kristina Brockhouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46256  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(317) 659-6303 View (317) 659-6303
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Guise Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46224  (Online Only)
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through the process is the bravest thing we will ever do.” (Brene Brown). I would like to be able to help you define your story and learn to love yourself to your fullest capability so that you can also learn how to allow others to love you. To find your center and allow yourself to fill your cup with your own greatness and allow others to benefit from what overflows from the cup. To learn how to express your needs / wants without fear or intimidation and to learn how to fulfill those needs/wants without worrying about the other people in your life.
“Owning our story and loving ourselves through the process is the bravest thing we will ever do.” (Brene Brown). I would like to be able to help you define your story and learn to love yourself to your fullest capability so that you can also learn how to allow others to love you. To find your center and allow yourself to fill your cup with your own greatness and allow others to benefit from what overflows from the cup. To learn how to express your needs / wants without fear or intimidation and to learn how to fulfill those needs/wants without worrying about the other people in your life.
(317) 953-4095 View (317) 953-4095
Photo of Indiana Counseling & Resilience Center, Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Counseling & Resilience Center
Counselor, LMHC, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Just when you think you've got a handle on things, life gets turned upside down. Whether you're a young professional just starting out on your own, a couple looking to reignite your relationship, or a parent worried for your child's well-being, the stressors of life can pile up to a mountain. Anxiety, depression and that general "blah" feeling can become a daily struggle that leads to burnout and exhaustion. It's overwhelming and you shouldn't have to feel like you're constantly climbing a mountain.
Just when you think you've got a handle on things, life gets turned upside down. Whether you're a young professional just starting out on your own, a couple looking to reignite your relationship, or a parent worried for your child's well-being, the stressors of life can pile up to a mountain. Anxiety, depression and that general "blah" feeling can become a daily struggle that leads to burnout and exhaustion. It's overwhelming and you shouldn't have to feel like you're constantly climbing a mountain.
(317) 597-8678 View (317) 597-8678
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Dr. Deep Kaur Battu
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240  (Online Only)
I decided that I wanted to give back and help my own community so here I am. I know all too well how it feels to grow up in "two different worlds" and feeling like I didn't belong in either (Indian or American). I also understand how it feels to be a female in the South Asian society. I recognize the pressures, stressors, and competitiveness that our culture/religion brings and expects. As well as the guilt and shame one experiences to constantly, please our families and others and always feel like "you are not enough" or "I have to be perfect."
I decided that I wanted to give back and help my own community so here I am. I know all too well how it feels to grow up in "two different worlds" and feeling like I didn't belong in either (Indian or American). I also understand how it feels to be a female in the South Asian society. I recognize the pressures, stressors, and competitiveness that our culture/religion brings and expects. As well as the guilt and shame one experiences to constantly, please our families and others and always feel like "you are not enough" or "I have to be perfect."
(317) 648-9016 View (317) 648-9016
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Charlie Ball
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Anyone is welcome in my therapy room, but I connect best with people who are eager to put in the necessary work to become the best, most self-actualized version of themselves. I'm particularly passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ folks and survivors of interpersonal trauma. I'm also currently pursuing my AASECT certification to become a certified sex therapist and enjoy working with people exploring their identity or deconstructing/unlearning harmful cultural norms around gender and sexuality. I strive to create an environment where my clients can feel safe to be their most authentic selves.
Anyone is welcome in my therapy room, but I connect best with people who are eager to put in the necessary work to become the best, most self-actualized version of themselves. I'm particularly passionate about working with LGBTQIA+ folks and survivors of interpersonal trauma. I'm also currently pursuing my AASECT certification to become a certified sex therapist and enjoy working with people exploring their identity or deconstructing/unlearning harmful cultural norms around gender and sexuality. I strive to create an environment where my clients can feel safe to be their most authentic selves.
(765) 737-3199 View (765) 737-3199
Photo of Aly Richardson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Aly Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46216  (Online Only)
Hi there, I’m Aly! I am passionate about helping my clients move from surviving to thriving. I work hard to create an atmosphere of balance and self-acceptance. I want you to be able to break free from the vicious cycle of trying to be perfect, “failing”, then trying it all over again. My primary focus areas include eating disorders/disordered eating, anxiety, life transitions, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Not only do I have years of professional experience and training regarding these struggles, but I also have years of personal experience and recovery!
Hi there, I’m Aly! I am passionate about helping my clients move from surviving to thriving. I work hard to create an atmosphere of balance and self-acceptance. I want you to be able to break free from the vicious cycle of trying to be perfect, “failing”, then trying it all over again. My primary focus areas include eating disorders/disordered eating, anxiety, life transitions, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Not only do I have years of professional experience and training regarding these struggles, but I also have years of personal experience and recovery!
(317) 315-2137 View (317) 315-2137
Photo of Hayley Craig, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Hayley Craig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46216  (Online Only)
We all need someone to talk to at times, and I have dedicated my career to being that person for others. As a LCSW, I have over 6 years of experience in residential, hospital, and clinic settings. I enjoy working with teens and young adults to help with problems adjusting, behavioral concerns, relationship issues, unhealthy boundaries with family, friends and/or others, and poor self-esteem and self-worth. One of my aims is to build a compassionate and judgement-free environment for clients to open up and discuss emotions and experiences so we can collaborate to realize and accomplish goals.
We all need someone to talk to at times, and I have dedicated my career to being that person for others. As a LCSW, I have over 6 years of experience in residential, hospital, and clinic settings. I enjoy working with teens and young adults to help with problems adjusting, behavioral concerns, relationship issues, unhealthy boundaries with family, friends and/or others, and poor self-esteem and self-worth. One of my aims is to build a compassionate and judgement-free environment for clients to open up and discuss emotions and experiences so we can collaborate to realize and accomplish goals.
(463) 250-5659 View (463) 250-5659
Photo of Cathy A Broadnax, Marriage & Family Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Cathy A Broadnax
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in Indianapolis, IN. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. I also enjoy pre-marital counseling to assist couples in preparing for a long and joyful marriage. I also enjoy working with Senior Citizens to help them navigate through this phase of their lives.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in Indianapolis, IN. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. I also enjoy pre-marital counseling to assist couples in preparing for a long and joyful marriage. I also enjoy working with Senior Citizens to help them navigate through this phase of their lives.
(317) 245-3551 x106 View (317) 245-3551 x106
Photo of Ellyn Vogel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Ellyn Vogel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46241  (Online Only)
Hello! I am currently offering Telehealth and phone sessions. Are you interested in personal growth and healing? I believe one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is having the courage to look inward, while being compassionate with yourself so you can begin to move forward. I have been working with people for over 20 years towards (re)gaining mental and physical health through lifestyle approaches to wellness. I offer a research-based holistic approach, which looks at the whole person, while also integrating various therapeutic techniques to help you reach the deepest healing possible.
Hello! I am currently offering Telehealth and phone sessions. Are you interested in personal growth and healing? I believe one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is having the courage to look inward, while being compassionate with yourself so you can begin to move forward. I have been working with people for over 20 years towards (re)gaining mental and physical health through lifestyle approaches to wellness. I offer a research-based holistic approach, which looks at the whole person, while also integrating various therapeutic techniques to help you reach the deepest healing possible.
(708) 726-5407 View (708) 726-5407
Photo of Cagney Ryan Gladin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Cagney Ryan Gladin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46203  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced life changes, trauma, stressors, and/or struggled with substance use. I aim to partner with clients to understand what changes they are looking for, and walk along side them as they achieve their goals. I strongly believe that change is possible and that every human can grow to be the self they strive for. I look to provide support for those engaged in sex work, in the kink community, LGBTQI+ community, those who use substances, or have faced any discrimination or oppression. I am happy to support trans-individuals in gender affirming care and support.
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced life changes, trauma, stressors, and/or struggled with substance use. I aim to partner with clients to understand what changes they are looking for, and walk along side them as they achieve their goals. I strongly believe that change is possible and that every human can grow to be the self they strive for. I look to provide support for those engaged in sex work, in the kink community, LGBTQI+ community, those who use substances, or have faced any discrimination or oppression. I am happy to support trans-individuals in gender affirming care and support.
(317) 494-7021 View (317) 494-7021
Photo of Enlighten Healing , Marriage & Family Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Enlighten Healing
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Seeking transformation and support? My name is Annita Coburn, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Enlighten Healing. With 6+ years of experience, my holistic approach blends ACT, CBT, mindfulness, and positive psychology. As a minority, veteran, and woman, I celebrate diversity. Let's work together to overcome challenges, foster relationships, and lead a purposeful life. Contact me to start your journey.
Seeking transformation and support? My name is Annita Coburn, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Enlighten Healing. With 6+ years of experience, my holistic approach blends ACT, CBT, mindfulness, and positive psychology. As a minority, veteran, and woman, I celebrate diversity. Let's work together to overcome challenges, foster relationships, and lead a purposeful life. Contact me to start your journey.
(317) 406-0981 View (317) 406-0981
Photo of Kimtoiya O Sam, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Kimtoiya O Sam
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAC, CADACIV, MATS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46236
I am passionate about helping people achieve their highest potential. I believe that everyone has value and the capacity to transform their lives. It would be a pleasure to work alongside you to achieve your goals. I am compassionate, empathetic and down to earth.
I am passionate about helping people achieve their highest potential. I believe that everyone has value and the capacity to transform their lives. It would be a pleasure to work alongside you to achieve your goals. I am compassionate, empathetic and down to earth.
(317) 978-2659 View (317) 978-2659
Photo of Jessica Chandler, Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Jessica Chandler
Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46227
You've given & given & given until you can barely keep up with your obligations. You always say yes and could not imagine saying no. Everyone in your life believes you have it together. You find yourself repeating the same cycles ending in overwhelm and self-doubt. Your story deserves to be heard and understood. I specialize in helping people heal from toxic relationships, reducing anxiety, & finding themselves again after having a baby. I have worked extensively with women identifying clients and LGBTQ+ clients to help them find their voice.
You've given & given & given until you can barely keep up with your obligations. You always say yes and could not imagine saying no. Everyone in your life believes you have it together. You find yourself repeating the same cycles ending in overwhelm and self-doubt. Your story deserves to be heard and understood. I specialize in helping people heal from toxic relationships, reducing anxiety, & finding themselves again after having a baby. I have worked extensively with women identifying clients and LGBTQ+ clients to help them find their voice.
(317) 743-3331 View (317) 743-3331
Photo of Stacy Cary, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Stacy Cary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46250  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
UPDATE 1/31/2024: I am currently fully scheduled; but Limelight Recovery has a team of therapists who have openings. Go to limelightrecovery.com/indiana-team to learn more- I enjoy the process of supporting people in learning to navigate depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life adjustments, recovery management (substance use/emotional eating/other self-harm). I love to celebrate strengths, achievements, and growth. In our work together we will explore what recovery could mean for you and your life. I use a holistic approach that targets your emotional, mental, social, and physical health needs into a unifying plan for resilience.
UPDATE 1/31/2024: I am currently fully scheduled; but Limelight Recovery has a team of therapists who have openings. Go to limelightrecovery.com/indiana-team to learn more- I enjoy the process of supporting people in learning to navigate depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life adjustments, recovery management (substance use/emotional eating/other self-harm). I love to celebrate strengths, achievements, and growth. In our work together we will explore what recovery could mean for you and your life. I use a holistic approach that targets your emotional, mental, social, and physical health needs into a unifying plan for resilience.
(317) 754-8280 View (317) 754-8280
Photo of Erica Green, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Erica Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46237
Overwhelmed and exhausted? Tired of feeling maxed out but unsure how to make things better? Pulled in so many directions and feeling pressure to not let anyone down... it can be A LOT. You find yourself putting everyone else's needs before your own; feeling depleted at the end of the day. Something has to change and you're ready to start making yourself a priority. You want to start being the version of yourself that takes care of your body, mind and spirit. You want to wake up feeling energized, fulfilled and connected. I can help you get there.
Overwhelmed and exhausted? Tired of feeling maxed out but unsure how to make things better? Pulled in so many directions and feeling pressure to not let anyone down... it can be A LOT. You find yourself putting everyone else's needs before your own; feeling depleted at the end of the day. Something has to change and you're ready to start making yourself a priority. You want to start being the version of yourself that takes care of your body, mind and spirit. You want to wake up feeling energized, fulfilled and connected. I can help you get there.
(317) 245-3316 View (317) 245-3316
Photo of Carlin Henderson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Carlin Henderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to Rad Therapy Services. The mission of this practice is radical acceptance of yourself as well as the radical deconstruction of the systems around you that may be impacting you. I work specifically with the LGBTQIA+ population on navigating life changes and managing the stress of living in our late stage capitalistic society. I also enjoy helping clients navigate past traumas and understand how these experiences continue to show up today.
Welcome to Rad Therapy Services. The mission of this practice is radical acceptance of yourself as well as the radical deconstruction of the systems around you that may be impacting you. I work specifically with the LGBTQIA+ population on navigating life changes and managing the stress of living in our late stage capitalistic society. I also enjoy helping clients navigate past traumas and understand how these experiences continue to show up today.
(317) 527-1200 View (317) 527-1200
Photo of Victoria Fox, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Victoria Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
My ideal client is someone who feels stuck concerning their relationships, emotions, work, finances, health, or purpose. They are looking for an identity outside of parent or worker. They are feeling depressed and hopeless lately. They are the type that is generally anxious, worried, or on edge. Their goal may be to change their life, but they are not sure how. They may have tried a ton of different self-help, spiritual, or healing modalities on their own but had moments where they have started to think it's never going to happen for them. They need to break free of nonproductive cycles and poor choices to change their lives.
My ideal client is someone who feels stuck concerning their relationships, emotions, work, finances, health, or purpose. They are looking for an identity outside of parent or worker. They are feeling depressed and hopeless lately. They are the type that is generally anxious, worried, or on edge. Their goal may be to change their life, but they are not sure how. They may have tried a ton of different self-help, spiritual, or healing modalities on their own but had moments where they have started to think it's never going to happen for them. They need to break free of nonproductive cycles and poor choices to change their lives.
(317) 386-7214 View (317) 386-7214
Photo of Rachael Trimbur, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Rachael Trimbur
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, SAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46237
Hello! My name is Rachael Trimbur and I am here with you on your treatment journey however that may look. I take a very trauma-informed and strengths-based approach. I am trained in EMDR and have been using this approach for two years. I am a licensed clinical addictions counselor and a licensed clinical social worker with more than 10 years of experience working in the dual diagnosis field. I began my career working with substance use disorders and have a lot of experience in this area. I am also a qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and complete substance abuse evaluations.
Hello! My name is Rachael Trimbur and I am here with you on your treatment journey however that may look. I take a very trauma-informed and strengths-based approach. I am trained in EMDR and have been using this approach for two years. I am a licensed clinical addictions counselor and a licensed clinical social worker with more than 10 years of experience working in the dual diagnosis field. I began my career working with substance use disorders and have a lot of experience in this area. I am also a qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and complete substance abuse evaluations.
(463) 220-4654 View (463) 220-4654

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Number of Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

1,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Indianapolis, IN who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
66% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Anthem | Elevance
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Indianapolis, IN see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Indianapolis?

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.