Therapists in Lawrenceburg, IN

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Emily Elder
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Our mental health can suffer due to traumatic events, life changes, negative relationship patterns, and lack of support and skills to help us cope with confusing emotions. Relationships, both positive and negative, begin in childhood and impact how we relate to others throughout our lives. My patients are often seeking healing from trauma, relief from anxiety and depression, and better relationships with their spouse and children.
Our mental health can suffer due to traumatic events, life changes, negative relationship patterns, and lack of support and skills to help us cope with confusing emotions. Relationships, both positive and negative, begin in childhood and impact how we relate to others throughout our lives. My patients are often seeking healing from trauma, relief from anxiety and depression, and better relationships with their spouse and children.
(812) 419-3607 View (812) 419-3607
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Kara Goode
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
I offer professional, empathetic, respectful counseling to couples in every stage of their relationship. Whether you're contemplating the next big move in your relationship, struggling with communication and conflict, or craving more intimacy - I am here to help! My work focuses on helping individuals discover their motivations and strengths and then to connect with their partners and loved ones through empathic communication. I specialize in conflict resolution, am trained in several therapy modules including EMDR, and am certified Nurturing Parenting Education. I will help you and your partner obtain the peace and joy you deserve.
I offer professional, empathetic, respectful counseling to couples in every stage of their relationship. Whether you're contemplating the next big move in your relationship, struggling with communication and conflict, or craving more intimacy - I am here to help! My work focuses on helping individuals discover their motivations and strengths and then to connect with their partners and loved ones through empathic communication. I specialize in conflict resolution, am trained in several therapy modules including EMDR, and am certified Nurturing Parenting Education. I will help you and your partner obtain the peace and joy you deserve.
(812) 301-8606 View (812) 301-8606
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Angela Maupin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
I believe in connecting with people through compassion, empathy and building a trusting relationship that encourages success. Working to grow the necessary tools and have accountability to keep you from feeling alone in your recovery process. I want to help you build your foundation for open communication as I believe this encourages success and keeps anyone from feeling alone in the recovery process. I will help you grow through the challenges you face and obtain the necessary tools to courageously challenge your negative inner voice.
I believe in connecting with people through compassion, empathy and building a trusting relationship that encourages success. Working to grow the necessary tools and have accountability to keep you from feeling alone in your recovery process. I want to help you build your foundation for open communication as I believe this encourages success and keeps anyone from feeling alone in the recovery process. I will help you grow through the challenges you face and obtain the necessary tools to courageously challenge your negative inner voice.
(812) 633-8908 View (812) 633-8908
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Joseph Molitor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Relationships are hard, and being an emotionally integrated person is challenging. Troubles in our relationships or with our emotions make it difficult to reach the happiness we all desire. The problems may emerge from longstanding patterns, unresolved wounds from our past, or recent and current challenges we face.
Relationships are hard, and being an emotionally integrated person is challenging. Troubles in our relationships or with our emotions make it difficult to reach the happiness we all desire. The problems may emerge from longstanding patterns, unresolved wounds from our past, or recent and current challenges we face.
(812) 648-9386 View (812) 648-9386
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Pamela Hanson
MD
Verified
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Waitlist for new clients
Careers and romantic/family relationships are complicated by the cascading changes in recent years. This brings unexpected opportunities to free ourselves from old patterns and to act effectively in our personal lives and the world. What if you felt inspired and energized to be your best self, instead of feeling even more drained and overwhelmed? Don't settle for the same old thing with your partner, children, parents, colleagues/work, even systemic injustice. The surprising truth is it's the web of relationships keeping us stuck. That means you can stop blaming self or others and shift your part to get better results.
Careers and romantic/family relationships are complicated by the cascading changes in recent years. This brings unexpected opportunities to free ourselves from old patterns and to act effectively in our personal lives and the world. What if you felt inspired and energized to be your best self, instead of feeling even more drained and overwhelmed? Don't settle for the same old thing with your partner, children, parents, colleagues/work, even systemic injustice. The surprising truth is it's the web of relationships keeping us stuck. That means you can stop blaming self or others and shift your part to get better results.
(513) 488-1669 View (513) 488-1669
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Rebel Soul Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, IMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Hello there! I'm Terry Coy, an Individual, Marriage, and Family Therapist. For many this process and seeing so many names of therapy or mental health names can be overwhelming. With this in mind, I would like to introduce myself in what I would call session zero. No fees, get to know me a little bit, and hopefully we get a head start on building trust and comfort. First, congratulations on making it this far. Already, although it may not seem like much, you have taken a HUGE step toward improving your life. Therapy, because of myths and cultural stigmas, may seem either scary or useless.
Hello there! I'm Terry Coy, an Individual, Marriage, and Family Therapist. For many this process and seeing so many names of therapy or mental health names can be overwhelming. With this in mind, I would like to introduce myself in what I would call session zero. No fees, get to know me a little bit, and hopefully we get a head start on building trust and comfort. First, congratulations on making it this far. Already, although it may not seem like much, you have taken a HUGE step toward improving your life. Therapy, because of myths and cultural stigmas, may seem either scary or useless.
(812) 220-3813 View (812) 220-3813
Neil Trask, MSSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LISW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
I have specialized in helping individuals, couples, and families with life's problems for over 30 years. Along the way I have completed extensive training programs, worked in psychiatric and addiction settings, and learned from many wise and experienced senior professionals. My knowledge and experience are combined with a respectful, down-to-earth approach where clients may feel safe and supported. Help is given to better understand problems as well as concrete recommendations are offered regarding how to better manage and overcome them. Tools are offered and taught. My approach both guides and collaborates with the client towards making healthier choices and implementing them.
I have specialized in helping individuals, couples, and families with life's problems for over 30 years. Along the way I have completed extensive training programs, worked in psychiatric and addiction settings, and learned from many wise and experienced senior professionals. My knowledge and experience are combined with a respectful, down-to-earth approach where clients may feel safe and supported. Help is given to better understand problems as well as concrete recommendations are offered regarding how to better manage and overcome them. Tools are offered and taught. My approach both guides and collaborates with the client towards making healthier choices and implementing them.
(513) 449-2297 View (513) 449-2297
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Jennifer Hamilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S, LISW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025  (Online Only)
My name is Jennifer Hamilton, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. I have been in the field of Social Work since 2005 and have been providing therapy since 2014. I have a great deal of experience across the field, but my passion lies in being able to assist others in meeting their goals while being their most authentic self. My style of therapy is warm and compassionate with a mix of talk therapy along with psychoeducation.
My name is Jennifer Hamilton, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. I have been in the field of Social Work since 2005 and have been providing therapy since 2014. I have a great deal of experience across the field, but my passion lies in being able to assist others in meeting their goals while being their most authentic self. My style of therapy is warm and compassionate with a mix of talk therapy along with psychoeducation.
(859) 484-7176 View (859) 484-7176
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Debra Kay Goran
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Hello, and congratulations and deciding to do something good for yourself! I am very seasoned psychologist with 4 decades of working in this field with all sorts of clients. I believe that every problem has multiple solutions and support you in finding the one that feels the most right for you. I have a great deal of experience in working with all sorts of trauma, childhood abuse, sexual trauma, military and combat trauma, car accidents, etc. I am also well versed in anxiety and depression, panic attacks, couples and relationship issues, and habit disorders.
Hello, and congratulations and deciding to do something good for yourself! I am very seasoned psychologist with 4 decades of working in this field with all sorts of clients. I believe that every problem has multiple solutions and support you in finding the one that feels the most right for you. I have a great deal of experience in working with all sorts of trauma, childhood abuse, sexual trauma, military and combat trauma, car accidents, etc. I am also well versed in anxiety and depression, panic attacks, couples and relationship issues, and habit disorders.
(859) 605-3327 View (859) 605-3327
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Rebecca Joy Barhorst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
The past is present for all of us in so many ways. For those with trauma, this is especially true. It becomes the lens through which you see yourself and the world around you. Any experience of trauma can fundamentally change how your brain functions. Most adult mental illness can be traced back to traumatic life events and can be significantly improved with trauma focused therapy. While I have a wait list for weekly clients, I have availability for intensive EMDR sessions. This is a good option for people who are motivated to treat their trauma and and want to make progress quickly.
The past is present for all of us in so many ways. For those with trauma, this is especially true. It becomes the lens through which you see yourself and the world around you. Any experience of trauma can fundamentally change how your brain functions. Most adult mental illness can be traced back to traumatic life events and can be significantly improved with trauma focused therapy. While I have a wait list for weekly clients, I have availability for intensive EMDR sessions. This is a good option for people who are motivated to treat their trauma and and want to make progress quickly.
(513) 790-5909 View (513) 790-5909
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Jamie Daley
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Jamie has been employed by Innovative Interventions (a private practice in Indianapolis, IN) since January 2022 providing individual psychotherapy for adults. She has been in the mental health field for 3 years. Before Innovative Interventions, Jamie worked in other private practice settings, inpatient behavioral health, and for the Department of Child Services. She is passionate about helping adults with trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+ issues, and grief recovery, as well as helping her clients in building self-esteem, exploring their self-identity outside of their life roles, and developing coping skills.
Jamie has been employed by Innovative Interventions (a private practice in Indianapolis, IN) since January 2022 providing individual psychotherapy for adults. She has been in the mental health field for 3 years. Before Innovative Interventions, Jamie worked in other private practice settings, inpatient behavioral health, and for the Department of Child Services. She is passionate about helping adults with trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+ issues, and grief recovery, as well as helping her clients in building self-esteem, exploring their self-identity outside of their life roles, and developing coping skills.
(317) 666-6579 View (317) 666-6579

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Robert Reese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MMFT, MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
W Harrison, IN 47060
What makes therapy work? This is a question that countless people I know have wrestled with. I've noticed over the years that good therapy often starts with the genuineness and compassion of the therapist. As a result, I do my best to bring myself to our meetings, as well as the best of clinical insight and application, in order to connect with you and help you on the healing journey.
What makes therapy work? This is a question that countless people I know have wrestled with. I've noticed over the years that good therapy often starts with the genuineness and compassion of the therapist. As a result, I do my best to bring myself to our meetings, as well as the best of clinical insight and application, in order to connect with you and help you on the healing journey.
(513) 540-2904 View (513) 540-2904
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Valerie Martin Counseling & Consultation Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LCSW
Verified
Aurora, IN 47001  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Anxious? Depressed? I can help! I want to help you feel in control of your own emotional health and current life circumstances. I believe in meeting clients wherever they are in this moment without judgment. I use person-centered approaches so that you feel understood and accepted exactly where you are today! I want to help you feel empowered to find balance in your life so you can overcome any challenges you may face and ultimately find the joy and happiness you desire!
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Anxious? Depressed? I can help! I want to help you feel in control of your own emotional health and current life circumstances. I believe in meeting clients wherever they are in this moment without judgment. I use person-centered approaches so that you feel understood and accepted exactly where you are today! I want to help you feel empowered to find balance in your life so you can overcome any challenges you may face and ultimately find the joy and happiness you desire!
(859) 208-2966 View (859) 208-2966

Online Therapists

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Solid Ground Counseling LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT , CCTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Greenwood, IN 46143
You're likely here because you are seeking change in some area of your life. You've likely found my profile due to some discord in your relationship(s) you hope to resolve. I'm Chelsea Summerlot. My passion is to help relationships thrive with mutual respect, honest and open communication, and learning more about your loved one. Whether in your relationship with yourself or with another, I am here to journey alongside you in building a strong foundation from which your life can grow.
You're likely here because you are seeking change in some area of your life. You've likely found my profile due to some discord in your relationship(s) you hope to resolve. I'm Chelsea Summerlot. My passion is to help relationships thrive with mutual respect, honest and open communication, and learning more about your loved one. Whether in your relationship with yourself or with another, I am here to journey alongside you in building a strong foundation from which your life can grow.
(317) 620-1585 View (317) 620-1585
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Mary Clare Charles
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Mary Clare. Do you feel overwhelmed managing your relationships, work, friendships, and family dynamics? Do you struggle with negative self-talk and feeling like not enough?
Hi, I’m Mary Clare. Do you feel overwhelmed managing your relationships, work, friendships, and family dynamics? Do you struggle with negative self-talk and feeling like not enough?
(317) 768-0898 View (317) 768-0898
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Christy Duffy, PhD, HSPP/ Under the Umbrella, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified
Bloomington, IN 47407
I have been specializing in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other eating related concerns since 2009 and am passionate about what I do. I work from an integrative approach and often use methods from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and interpersonal theories. While I specialize in eating disorders as the focus of my work, therapy will also address related issues such as anxiety, depression, and family concerns, as these are often deeply intertwined with the eating disorder.
I have been specializing in the treatment of individuals with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other eating related concerns since 2009 and am passionate about what I do. I work from an integrative approach and often use methods from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and interpersonal theories. While I specialize in eating disorders as the focus of my work, therapy will also address related issues such as anxiety, depression, and family concerns, as these are often deeply intertwined with the eating disorder.
(812) 750-4225 View (812) 750-4225
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Julia Sherrill, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CYT, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Carmel, IN 46032  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Have you felt like you’re just surviving and unsure of how to create a different life for yourself? Are you ready for a change? Grow with the Flow Therapy focuses on life transitions, relationships, grief, and reducing anxiety and depression to create a more balanced life with meaning and purpose. We build awareness of thoughts, beliefs, and behavioral patterns that could be causing challenges. We try to live into our name by working on personal growth and change while we ‘go with the flow,’ trying to not fight against the currents of circumstances that we cannot change, but instead look for opportunities where change is possible.
Have you felt like you’re just surviving and unsure of how to create a different life for yourself? Are you ready for a change? Grow with the Flow Therapy focuses on life transitions, relationships, grief, and reducing anxiety and depression to create a more balanced life with meaning and purpose. We build awareness of thoughts, beliefs, and behavioral patterns that could be causing challenges. We try to live into our name by working on personal growth and change while we ‘go with the flow,’ trying to not fight against the currents of circumstances that we cannot change, but instead look for opportunities where change is possible.
(317) 401-8926 View (317) 401-8926
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Laura Hosek
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256
My approach to therapy is collaborative and transparent. I use the skills and experiences I've gained to help clients achieve their own goals. Instead of curing mental health I believe in helping people understand and manage their issues in sustainable ways. Since I use a lot of metaphors in therapy, the one I use to illustrate and describe my therapeutic process is likening it to a home improvement. My job is to help clients explore and find the right tools for their unique improvements and provide guidance so clients have support while making lasting changes they want in their life. The toolbox can then be used outside of therapy.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and transparent. I use the skills and experiences I've gained to help clients achieve their own goals. Instead of curing mental health I believe in helping people understand and manage their issues in sustainable ways. Since I use a lot of metaphors in therapy, the one I use to illustrate and describe my therapeutic process is likening it to a home improvement. My job is to help clients explore and find the right tools for their unique improvements and provide guidance so clients have support while making lasting changes they want in their life. The toolbox can then be used outside of therapy.
(463) 255-4677 View (463) 255-4677
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Brian M Griffin
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, EMDR
Verified
Brownsburg, IN 46112
I'm Brian Griffin, a LMHC trained in EMDR. I specialize in military, combat and non-combat, related experiences including transitioning from military to civilian life. I am a veteran having served with the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC as a Chaplain Assistant. I work with law enforcement, first responders and medical personnel as a special interest. I am passionate about coming alongside grief work, life transitions, end of life, chronic health issues such as pain or illness, stress management, and growing from dysfunction to thriving. I work with adults (18 or older) only, in-person or virtual.
I'm Brian Griffin, a LMHC trained in EMDR. I specialize in military, combat and non-combat, related experiences including transitioning from military to civilian life. I am a veteran having served with the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC as a Chaplain Assistant. I work with law enforcement, first responders and medical personnel as a special interest. I am passionate about coming alongside grief work, life transitions, end of life, chronic health issues such as pain or illness, stress management, and growing from dysfunction to thriving. I work with adults (18 or older) only, in-person or virtual.
(317) 676-2325 View (317) 676-2325
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Dana Tinkle
Counselor, LMHC, RPT-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carmel, IN 46032
Waitlist for new clients
These days people are experiencing mental health issues at an increased rate and need a therapeutic space to address their needs. I believe in working with both children and their caregivers to identify and address those needs. Children often struggle with mood disorders, behavioral issues, and trauma; and at an increased rate since the pandemic. Neuroscience tells us the best intervention is early intervention. Addressing concerns early in life can reduce the need for treatment as an adult. Not everyone is able to receive mental health care as a child which is why I also enjoy working with adults to improve their mental health.
These days people are experiencing mental health issues at an increased rate and need a therapeutic space to address their needs. I believe in working with both children and their caregivers to identify and address those needs. Children often struggle with mood disorders, behavioral issues, and trauma; and at an increased rate since the pandemic. Neuroscience tells us the best intervention is early intervention. Addressing concerns early in life can reduce the need for treatment as an adult. Not everyone is able to receive mental health care as a child which is why I also enjoy working with adults to improve their mental health.
(317) 666-9103 View (317) 666-9103

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lawrenceburg, IN

10+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in Lawrenceburg, IN who prioritize treating:

91% Trauma and PTSD
82% Depression
82% Anxiety
73% Self Esteem
64% Relationship Issues
64% Stress
55% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Anthem | Elevance
56% BlueCross and BlueShield
44% Other

How Therapists in Lawrenceburg, IN see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lawrenceburg?

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.