Therapists in Wyandotte County, KS

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Photo of Caroline Oas, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Caroline Oas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66103
Childhood and adolescence are times of growth, imagination, beauty, and connection. Being a young person can also present its own unique challenges. Children and adolescents experiencing trauma, loss, mental health struggles, behavior issues at home or school or self esteem/body image issues need a safe, caring presence in their life to listen and walk with them toward healing and self-understanding. If your child or teen is struggling, or if you are a parent seeking a light at the end of the tunnel for your child's behaviors, I'm here to help. If you are young adult seeking a safe healing space and listening ear, I'm here for you.
Childhood and adolescence are times of growth, imagination, beauty, and connection. Being a young person can also present its own unique challenges. Children and adolescents experiencing trauma, loss, mental health struggles, behavior issues at home or school or self esteem/body image issues need a safe, caring presence in their life to listen and walk with them toward healing and self-understanding. If your child or teen is struggling, or if you are a parent seeking a light at the end of the tunnel for your child's behaviors, I'm here to help. If you are young adult seeking a safe healing space and listening ear, I'm here for you.
(913) 347-4930 View (913) 347-4930
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Garth Fischer
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66109
Waitlist for new clients
Garth specializes in marriage, couples and family therapy and is passionate about the family unit and the various relationships within it. He has extensive experience working with children and young adults as well as with their parents to strengthen relationships and accomplish their goals. Garth's counseling approach is rooted in person centered and attachment theories. His desire is to develop a strong therapeutic relationship where people feel understood, valued and encouraged to be who they desire to be.
Garth specializes in marriage, couples and family therapy and is passionate about the family unit and the various relationships within it. He has extensive experience working with children and young adults as well as with their parents to strengthen relationships and accomplish their goals. Garth's counseling approach is rooted in person centered and attachment theories. His desire is to develop a strong therapeutic relationship where people feel understood, valued and encouraged to be who they desire to be.
(913) 354-7772 View (913) 354-7772
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Game-Changing Therapy LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66106  (Online Only)
Change can be a curious and complex thing to explore, and it takes the right person to help support and guide you. What kind of change do you feel is in need of support in your life? As the in expert in your life, in your story, you hold the reins in producing change and supporting yourself through it, with the aid of a therapist, like myself. In our sessions, you can expect a warm and supportive atmosphere where you can express yourself freely and without judgment. Together, we will explore your concerns, develop insights, and cultivate skills to help you thrive in all areas of your life.
Change can be a curious and complex thing to explore, and it takes the right person to help support and guide you. What kind of change do you feel is in need of support in your life? As the in expert in your life, in your story, you hold the reins in producing change and supporting yourself through it, with the aid of a therapist, like myself. In our sessions, you can expect a warm and supportive atmosphere where you can express yourself freely and without judgment. Together, we will explore your concerns, develop insights, and cultivate skills to help you thrive in all areas of your life.
(913) 513-4195 View (913) 513-4195
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Neal Bayard Kimble
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66101  (Online Only)
You can book a consultation or appointment at (secure.helloalma.com/providers/neal-kimble/) or read more on Mindfulnesstheory.com. Mindfulness has become an ever-increasing theory utilized in the field of Psychology. Unlike other theories which focus on labeling thoughts and feelings as “good” or “bad” and attempting to change them, Mindfulness seeks at relating to them differently.
You can book a consultation or appointment at (secure.helloalma.com/providers/neal-kimble/) or read more on Mindfulnesstheory.com. Mindfulness has become an ever-increasing theory utilized in the field of Psychology. Unlike other theories which focus on labeling thoughts and feelings as “good” or “bad” and attempting to change them, Mindfulness seeks at relating to them differently.
(737) 242-6555 View (737) 242-6555
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Lorie Ann Newton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66104
My focus is to help you heal, help you empower yourself and become aware of your inner strengths. This is a neutral and safe space for you to re-connect with yourself and help you adjust to the ever-changing world around you. A.N.N. Counseling will be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
My focus is to help you heal, help you empower yourself and become aware of your inner strengths. This is a neutral and safe space for you to re-connect with yourself and help you adjust to the ever-changing world around you. A.N.N. Counseling will be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
(913) 535-4880 View (913) 535-4880
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Liz Harrison Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66103  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping clients become curious about themselves and the subconscious patterns that direct their lives. My approach is both gentle and direct. I utilize an integrative counseling approach and offer clients a safe space to go inward and get curious in order to stimulate deep and lasting healing.
I am passionate about helping clients become curious about themselves and the subconscious patterns that direct their lives. My approach is both gentle and direct. I utilize an integrative counseling approach and offer clients a safe space to go inward and get curious in order to stimulate deep and lasting healing.
(913) 398-5302 View (913) 398-5302
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Megan N Ross
Counselor, LIMHP, LCPC, CIMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66109  (Online Only)
Licensed in KS, MO and NE. Do you want a holistic approach to your needs? I take a practical & holistic approach to therapy and coaching that not only address the mind but the body to focus on daily habits to help people live their best lives. I am collaborative and solution focused. I provide support, interactive conversation, psychoeducation, and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges and changes. I believe in working together to build on your strengths to attain the personal growth you are committed to attaining.
Licensed in KS, MO and NE. Do you want a holistic approach to your needs? I take a practical & holistic approach to therapy and coaching that not only address the mind but the body to focus on daily habits to help people live their best lives. I am collaborative and solution focused. I provide support, interactive conversation, psychoeducation, and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges and changes. I believe in working together to build on your strengths to attain the personal growth you are committed to attaining.
(913) 675-2538 View (913) 675-2538
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Cristin Hawes-Stice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edwardsville, KS 66111
Are you an adult who is ready to reconcile life events that have caused you pain? Talking to someone can help you put things into perspective and assist in developing a plan to put these concerns behind you. I am collaborative and solution focused. I provide support, interactive conversation, and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges.
Are you an adult who is ready to reconcile life events that have caused you pain? Talking to someone can help you put things into perspective and assist in developing a plan to put these concerns behind you. I am collaborative and solution focused. I provide support, interactive conversation, and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges.
(913) 298-8230 View (913) 298-8230
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Brenner Guess Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, AT, EMDR, QHHT
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66109
Life is a journey, and during the inevitable times when rocky waters toss us around, it helps to have a person in your life who has successfully navigated the rivers, and made it to the other side, where the waters are calm and smooth. I have always been the person people opened up to about what was bothering them. I was born to witness your journey. I am a professionally trained counselor and art therapist. I want to help you understand what has gotten you to this point in your life and determine where to go from there.
Life is a journey, and during the inevitable times when rocky waters toss us around, it helps to have a person in your life who has successfully navigated the rivers, and made it to the other side, where the waters are calm and smooth. I have always been the person people opened up to about what was bothering them. I was born to witness your journey. I am a professionally trained counselor and art therapist. I want to help you understand what has gotten you to this point in your life and determine where to go from there.
(913) 393-9790 View (913) 393-9790
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Soul Care Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66112  (Online Only)
I love working with couples, families, individuals, adolescents, and parents about their personal issues and emotional needs. I am a family therapist who believe most people can manage their own lives, except for those few times when life throws a curve ball, then we may have difficulty figuring how to handle that ball. We often find ourselves going in circles using old techniques and patterns that don't work . Let me help you step out of the repetitive loop by helping you identify the patterns and discover new ways to mange this particular ball.
I love working with couples, families, individuals, adolescents, and parents about their personal issues and emotional needs. I am a family therapist who believe most people can manage their own lives, except for those few times when life throws a curve ball, then we may have difficulty figuring how to handle that ball. We often find ourselves going in circles using old techniques and patterns that don't work . Let me help you step out of the repetitive loop by helping you identify the patterns and discover new ways to mange this particular ball.
(913) 674-4548 View (913) 674-4548
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Teresa Reichart-Vernon - Lifesource Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66109
Worry less, get restful sleep, handle stress easier & regain control over your life! Let our experienced clinicians help you & your family achieve an improved quality of well-being. Teresa Reichart-Vernon, MSW, LSCSW, LCSW ; Jacqueline Hogan, MSW,LSCSW, RPT/Registered Play Therapist & EMDR trained; Angela Dunn, MSW, LSCSW; Wanda Easterwood, MA,LPC & Justin Bastin, LCMFT, LMAC; You may text Teresa at 913-207-7674 as well as email.
Worry less, get restful sleep, handle stress easier & regain control over your life! Let our experienced clinicians help you & your family achieve an improved quality of well-being. Teresa Reichart-Vernon, MSW, LSCSW, LCSW ; Jacqueline Hogan, MSW,LSCSW, RPT/Registered Play Therapist & EMDR trained; Angela Dunn, MSW, LSCSW; Wanda Easterwood, MA,LPC & Justin Bastin, LCMFT, LMAC; You may text Teresa at 913-207-7674 as well as email.
(913) 735-8852 View (913) 735-8852
Photo of Diana Williams, LSCSW, CCTP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Diana Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66112
Diana focuses on helping her clients reach their full potential (wherever that may be) if you are ready to LEAP into a better tomorrow or walk through past/current issues in your life, Diana can help. She has been a social worker for over ten years in a variety of settings and has been practicing therapy for the last nine years. Diana understands that at times all we need is someone with a different perspective to guide and provide us with a different set of tools to move forward.
Diana focuses on helping her clients reach their full potential (wherever that may be) if you are ready to LEAP into a better tomorrow or walk through past/current issues in your life, Diana can help. She has been a social worker for over ten years in a variety of settings and has been practicing therapy for the last nine years. Diana understands that at times all we need is someone with a different perspective to guide and provide us with a different set of tools to move forward.
(913) 270-0531 View (913) 270-0531
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Donna Catherine Constantineau
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66102
I am a licensed clinical therapist in the state of Kansas and have twenty years of work experience with individuals and couples whose concerns may include anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship problems. Eye Movement Desensization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a very useful modality to use with these concerns. During this therapy, rhythmic eye movements are combined with focus on building emotional safety and the processing of distressing memories and symptoms.. The client is in full control of this therapeutic inner work while the therapist acts as the facilitator.
I am a licensed clinical therapist in the state of Kansas and have twenty years of work experience with individuals and couples whose concerns may include anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship problems. Eye Movement Desensization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a very useful modality to use with these concerns. During this therapy, rhythmic eye movements are combined with focus on building emotional safety and the processing of distressing memories and symptoms.. The client is in full control of this therapeutic inner work while the therapist acts as the facilitator.
(913) 534-8151 View (913) 534-8151
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Jamie Roach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66103
Life is hard and at times can leave us feeling overwhelmed or exhausted. This is not a sign something is wrong with us, but that we are daring to really live. Whether you are seeking to become a better version of yourself, struggling in an important relationship, or facing a life transition, therapy can provide the support you need to move forward. I work with individuals, couples, and families, helping them to become more present to themselves and others, enabling them to experience more peace, love, and joy in their daily lives.
Life is hard and at times can leave us feeling overwhelmed or exhausted. This is not a sign something is wrong with us, but that we are daring to really live. Whether you are seeking to become a better version of yourself, struggling in an important relationship, or facing a life transition, therapy can provide the support you need to move forward. I work with individuals, couples, and families, helping them to become more present to themselves and others, enabling them to experience more peace, love, and joy in their daily lives.
(913) 347-6414 View (913) 347-6414
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Crystal Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66102  (Online Only)
Are disruptive and unwanted thoughts invading your mind? Does guilt and shame keep you isolated and lonely? Are you constantly and easily agitated or irritable without understanding why? Is hostility and self-sabotage ruining your relationships? Do you feel the incessant need to brace and protect yourself against things and people posing a threat to you in some way? I offer services that address all sorts of issues, distresses and disorders, focusing on trauma processing and recovery as a treatment approach, targeting precipitating events, memories, and triggers impacting our thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
Are disruptive and unwanted thoughts invading your mind? Does guilt and shame keep you isolated and lonely? Are you constantly and easily agitated or irritable without understanding why? Is hostility and self-sabotage ruining your relationships? Do you feel the incessant need to brace and protect yourself against things and people posing a threat to you in some way? I offer services that address all sorts of issues, distresses and disorders, focusing on trauma processing and recovery as a treatment approach, targeting precipitating events, memories, and triggers impacting our thoughts, feelings and behaviors.
(816) 323-8652 View (816) 323-8652
Photo of Kate Acton, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kate Acton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66103
It can be exquisitely painful to parent when the hurts from your own childhood still feel so large. Bad things happened to you growing up, and that's not your fault. I know you're doing your best, and you want to do better for your own kids. You are the bravest human to want to do better for your kids. It IS possible to heal from these wounds... It's just really hard to do by yourself. But you deserve to be the parent you want to be! Both for yourself and for your kids.
It can be exquisitely painful to parent when the hurts from your own childhood still feel so large. Bad things happened to you growing up, and that's not your fault. I know you're doing your best, and you want to do better for your own kids. You are the bravest human to want to do better for your kids. It IS possible to heal from these wounds... It's just really hard to do by yourself. But you deserve to be the parent you want to be! Both for yourself and for your kids.
(913) 349-7294 View (913) 349-7294
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Heart Work Therapy, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, KS 66109
At all stages of life, a little work on the heart can become necessary. I see children in the context of play where they are free to express themselves most fully. They work out their problems by gaining independence and strengthening their self-esteem in a play room setting. I provide tools for teens to strengthen their identity and foster healthy relationships. I offer understanding and hope to women who have been betrayed by a spouse and/or have suffered from the painful effects of pornography and sexual addiction. The addiction/co-addition cycle can be broken.
At all stages of life, a little work on the heart can become necessary. I see children in the context of play where they are free to express themselves most fully. They work out their problems by gaining independence and strengthening their self-esteem in a play room setting. I provide tools for teens to strengthen their identity and foster healthy relationships. I offer understanding and hope to women who have been betrayed by a spouse and/or have suffered from the painful effects of pornography and sexual addiction. The addiction/co-addition cycle can be broken.
(913) 675-4215 View (913) 675-4215
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Intervention Nation
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MAADCII, M-RSS, K-CPPS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66102
Marla specializes in Family Interventions for any and all behaviors related to addiction. For 22+ years Marla has had the satisfaction of coaching, mentoring and re-integrating individuals, couples and families back into a new healthy, family system and/or community customized to the individuality and uniqueness of the family unit. Our mission is to create the largest effort to date in order to enable the release of the forces that are keeping them stuck and to re-build the integrity of the individuals who reside within the potential family powerhouse.
Marla specializes in Family Interventions for any and all behaviors related to addiction. For 22+ years Marla has had the satisfaction of coaching, mentoring and re-integrating individuals, couples and families back into a new healthy, family system and/or community customized to the individuality and uniqueness of the family unit. Our mission is to create the largest effort to date in order to enable the release of the forces that are keeping them stuck and to re-build the integrity of the individuals who reside within the potential family powerhouse.
(913) 624-9053 View (913) 624-9053
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Morét R Freeman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66112  (Online Only)
I am the owner of Soul Purpose Counseling LLC and I am an African American, Christian counselor who specializes in therapy for children, teens, and young adults. I have worked in education to meet the needs of students and I am committed to helping clients reach their goals. I want clients to feel empowered and understood through my counseling services. I am here to support clients in whatever way I can for their continued success. I am operating strictly under Telehealth services at the moment for the health and safety of all.
I am the owner of Soul Purpose Counseling LLC and I am an African American, Christian counselor who specializes in therapy for children, teens, and young adults. I have worked in education to meet the needs of students and I am committed to helping clients reach their goals. I want clients to feel empowered and understood through my counseling services. I am here to support clients in whatever way I can for their continued success. I am operating strictly under Telehealth services at the moment for the health and safety of all.
(913) 372-2442 View (913) 372-2442
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Wanda Easterwood
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, KS 66109
(I'M ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS) Your world is falling apart and you wonder if anyone cares. Your best efforts are failing and all appears hopeless. Or maybe it's that your relationship has become more toxic and you're asking yourself, "Can this relationship be saved"? Maybe you've been suffering in silence and you're at your wits end. Or perhaps your love for that special someone has blossomed and you're ready take the plunge but you just don't know if it's the right thing to do. A non-judgemental listening ear is what most of us long for especially if life hasn't been so kind to us. No matter what your situation is, don't give up!
(I'M ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS) Your world is falling apart and you wonder if anyone cares. Your best efforts are failing and all appears hopeless. Or maybe it's that your relationship has become more toxic and you're asking yourself, "Can this relationship be saved"? Maybe you've been suffering in silence and you're at your wits end. Or perhaps your love for that special someone has blossomed and you're ready take the plunge but you just don't know if it's the right thing to do. A non-judgemental listening ear is what most of us long for especially if life hasn't been so kind to us. No matter what your situation is, don't give up!
(913) 586-2670 View (913) 586-2670

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Number of Therapists in Wyandotte County, KS

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Wyandotte County, KS who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Depression
74% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% BlueCross and BlueShield
62% Aetna
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Wyandotte County, KS see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
14% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wyandotte 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.

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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.