Therapists in Edgewood, KY

Photo of Dr. Victoria Havron PsyD, ADHD-CCSP, Psychologist in Edgewood, KY
Dr. Victoria Havron PsyD, ADHD-CCSP
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edgewood, KY 41017
Every child is unique and therefore treatment should be tailored to best meet the needs of both your child and your family. I work with children, teens, and their families who are struggling with learning problems, ADHD, and mood/behavioral concerns. I specialize in psychological testing to help clarify diagnoses, provide treatment recommendations, and assess your child's personal strengths and growth areas. I assess for ADHD, learning disabilities, and mood disorders. I believe in helping individuals discover and utilize their strengths in order to overcome the struggles they may be facing.
Every child is unique and therefore treatment should be tailored to best meet the needs of both your child and your family. I work with children, teens, and their families who are struggling with learning problems, ADHD, and mood/behavioral concerns. I specialize in psychological testing to help clarify diagnoses, provide treatment recommendations, and assess your child's personal strengths and growth areas. I assess for ADHD, learning disabilities, and mood disorders. I believe in helping individuals discover and utilize their strengths in order to overcome the struggles they may be facing.
(859) 910-0988 View (859) 910-0988
Photo of Aimee Vaughn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Edgewood, KY
Aimee Vaughn
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Edgewood, KY 41017  (Online Only)
Dr. Aimee Vaughn, your second therapist, when you are ready to move past "how does that make you feel". In all seriousness, I get many clients who have tried the talk about it over and over to feel better method, but are looking to get to the deeper root of the problem and make change. I am the kind of therapist who will engage in conversations, provide caring and honest feedback, challenge you, keep it real, and always have a good sense of humor.
Dr. Aimee Vaughn, your second therapist, when you are ready to move past "how does that make you feel". In all seriousness, I get many clients who have tried the talk about it over and over to feel better method, but are looking to get to the deeper root of the problem and make change. I am the kind of therapist who will engage in conversations, provide caring and honest feedback, challenge you, keep it real, and always have a good sense of humor.
(833) 972-1296 View (833) 972-1296
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Kyle Linnemann
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewood, KY 41017
Do you find yourself struggling with thoughts and feelings about your loss that significantly bother you, no matter what you do? You’re someone who wants to live a satisfying, meaningful life, but still find yourself gripped by emotional pain, feeling that life is empty, and wondering if you are broken beyond repair. The loss and resulting grief are interfering with your ability to connect to what used to matter to you. But you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to find some relief. You're ready to find meaning again. Most of all, you’re ready to adapt to your loss, and get back to being you. I can help you get there .
Do you find yourself struggling with thoughts and feelings about your loss that significantly bother you, no matter what you do? You’re someone who wants to live a satisfying, meaningful life, but still find yourself gripped by emotional pain, feeling that life is empty, and wondering if you are broken beyond repair. The loss and resulting grief are interfering with your ability to connect to what used to matter to you. But you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to find some relief. You're ready to find meaning again. Most of all, you’re ready to adapt to your loss, and get back to being you. I can help you get there .
(859) 209-6768 View (859) 209-6768
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Suzanne Collins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edgewood, KY 41017
I am a child/adolescent psychologist, and co-owner of L+C Psychological Services, who has been in private practice for the past seventeen years. I love the work that I do with children, adolescents, and their families to create happy and healthy lives. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and behavior disorders. I also frequently work with children and their families going through transitions such as divorce, moving, changes within the family, etc. Collaboration with other professionals, such as pediatricians, psychiatrists, and schools is a priority in my practice.
I am a child/adolescent psychologist, and co-owner of L+C Psychological Services, who has been in private practice for the past seventeen years. I love the work that I do with children, adolescents, and their families to create happy and healthy lives. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and behavior disorders. I also frequently work with children and their families going through transitions such as divorce, moving, changes within the family, etc. Collaboration with other professionals, such as pediatricians, psychiatrists, and schools is a priority in my practice.
(859) 927-3279 View (859) 927-3279
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Stefani McElheney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edgewood, KY 41017
Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I hope we will begin working together soon. I am a strengths-based, collaborative Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. My ideal client would be an individual (child, adolescent, adult), couple, and/or family, who are motivated and willing to work with me to improve their life functioning in order to achieve their goals of being successful in all life domains.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I hope we will begin working together soon. I am a strengths-based, collaborative Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. My ideal client would be an individual (child, adolescent, adult), couple, and/or family, who are motivated and willing to work with me to improve their life functioning in order to achieve their goals of being successful in all life domains.
(859) 274-9607 View (859) 274-9607
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Christy Theodore
Counselor, LPCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgewood, KY 41017  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Clients typically approach me when they have experienced trauma (single incident or complex, recent or past) or are experiencing concerns related to the perinatal time period. This includes anxiety, depression, miscarriage, birth trauma, infertility, guilt, and overwhelm. I work best with clients who are looking to explore the deeper root of their problems rather than only the symptoms. I also identify as Christian. I can incorporate faith into counseling upon a client's request; however, I work with clients from a variety of belief systems and only include clients' spiritual or religious beliefs when requested and appropriate.
Clients typically approach me when they have experienced trauma (single incident or complex, recent or past) or are experiencing concerns related to the perinatal time period. This includes anxiety, depression, miscarriage, birth trauma, infertility, guilt, and overwhelm. I work best with clients who are looking to explore the deeper root of their problems rather than only the symptoms. I also identify as Christian. I can incorporate faith into counseling upon a client's request; however, I work with clients from a variety of belief systems and only include clients' spiritual or religious beliefs when requested and appropriate.
(502) 316-9288 View (502) 316-9288
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Abigail Schaber
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Edgewood, KY 41018
I am a clinical counselor who has been working in the mental health field for over ten years. I have extensive experience working with all age ranges; however, my favorite people to work with are adolescents and teens! I am most passionate about working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, personal relationships, self-esteem, and trauma. My practice stems from a combination of cognitive behavioral and mindfulness theories. I assist clients in identifying negative beliefs and thoughts so that positive changes in behavior and emotional well-being can take place.
I am a clinical counselor who has been working in the mental health field for over ten years. I have extensive experience working with all age ranges; however, my favorite people to work with are adolescents and teens! I am most passionate about working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, personal relationships, self-esteem, and trauma. My practice stems from a combination of cognitive behavioral and mindfulness theories. I assist clients in identifying negative beliefs and thoughts so that positive changes in behavior and emotional well-being can take place.
(502) 237-4847 View (502) 237-4847
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Inspiring Hope Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, CPC, LPCCS
Verified Verified
Edgewood, KY 41018
Patients come to us looking for Hope, looking for someone to listen, looking for someone who understands. It is hard to ask for help from someone else, it takes courage and strength to acknowledge that one needs help from another. Our job isn't to judge, it is to help walk with you through the ups and the downs of life. We all need help sometimes, call today and start the road to healing.
Patients come to us looking for Hope, looking for someone to listen, looking for someone who understands. It is hard to ask for help from someone else, it takes courage and strength to acknowledge that one needs help from another. Our job isn't to judge, it is to help walk with you through the ups and the downs of life. We all need help sometimes, call today and start the road to healing.
(859) 545-3708 View (859) 545-3708

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Angel Probus
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Covington, KY 41018  (Online Only)
Hi there! I believe that life is meant to be embraced to the fullest every day. Even when you feel relatively happy therapy can be a place to learn how your mind works. Together we can learn to navigate your feelings, build healthier habits, or change your mindset whether your life has thrown you a curve or you are simply wanting to become the best version of your self.
Hi there! I believe that life is meant to be embraced to the fullest every day. Even when you feel relatively happy therapy can be a place to learn how your mind works. Together we can learn to navigate your feelings, build healthier habits, or change your mindset whether your life has thrown you a curve or you are simply wanting to become the best version of your self.
(859) 765-7072 View (859) 765-7072
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Cassaundra Ogden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Florence, KY 41042
Do you find your child or teen struggling with behaviors, isolation, or trouble getting along with peers or family members? Have they lost interest in things that normally brought them joy, or expressed worrisome thoughts about changes or ongoing stressors in their life? Has their school performance suffered due to these symptoms? As a former teacher-turned-therapist, I have seen this struggle all too often. I am here to tell you, you and your child are not alone, and I can help! I understand the vulnerable experience children and teens go through in this phase of life, and it is important to help them identify and express emotions
Do you find your child or teen struggling with behaviors, isolation, or trouble getting along with peers or family members? Have they lost interest in things that normally brought them joy, or expressed worrisome thoughts about changes or ongoing stressors in their life? Has their school performance suffered due to these symptoms? As a former teacher-turned-therapist, I have seen this struggle all too often. I am here to tell you, you and your child are not alone, and I can help! I understand the vulnerable experience children and teens go through in this phase of life, and it is important to help them identify and express emotions
(859) 295-5408 View (859) 295-5408
Photo of Liz Dubovsky, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edgewood, KY
Liz Dubovsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Florence, KY 41022
First let me say I am glad you are here. Choosing to pursue therapy is a brave step. My goal for my clients is to help you build the inner strength and resources to address a multitude of life's problems. Are you stressed out over a difficult boss? Are you wanting to learn interpersonal skills to improve relationships at home and at work? Have you experienced a trauma that is negatively impacting your life? Are you curious about sobriety or wanting to find your own path to recovery? I can help. I will provide a safe and non judgmental space for you to gain insight into the problems that are affecting you.
First let me say I am glad you are here. Choosing to pursue therapy is a brave step. My goal for my clients is to help you build the inner strength and resources to address a multitude of life's problems. Are you stressed out over a difficult boss? Are you wanting to learn interpersonal skills to improve relationships at home and at work? Have you experienced a trauma that is negatively impacting your life? Are you curious about sobriety or wanting to find your own path to recovery? I can help. I will provide a safe and non judgmental space for you to gain insight into the problems that are affecting you.
(859) 695-3961 View (859) 695-3961
Photo of Joan Lawhorn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edgewood, KY
Joan Lawhorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Covington, KY 41018  (Online Only)
I have been a social worker for over 20 years and look forward to assisting you in your journey to healing, acceptance, forgiveness, and peace of mind.
I have been a social worker for over 20 years and look forward to assisting you in your journey to healing, acceptance, forgiveness, and peace of mind.
(859) 470-3809 View (859) 470-3809
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Sydnee L Franklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Covington, KY 41018  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Sydnee! Are you looking to find ways to make life a little easier or learn more about yourself? I work with teens, young adults, and adults to help them grow in the areas they struggle with the most. We will spend our first session getting to know each other and figuring out how we can work best together. After that, our sessions are led by you; what's on your mind, what you're struggling with, and what you need from me.
Hi, I'm Sydnee! Are you looking to find ways to make life a little easier or learn more about yourself? I work with teens, young adults, and adults to help them grow in the areas they struggle with the most. We will spend our first session getting to know each other and figuring out how we can work best together. After that, our sessions are led by you; what's on your mind, what you're struggling with, and what you need from me.
(859) 681-9045 View (859) 681-9045
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Lauren Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
We can choose to trudge through our days just barely getting by or we can choose to thrive when faced with difficult life experiences. Trauma can cause your mind and body to feel unfamiliar and scary at times. Distress can take the form of depression, anxiety, racing thoughts, lack of sleep, relationship issues and more. Most of us have some form of trauma in our past. The good news is each of us has an ability to heal from trauma, and seeking a skilled therapist is the first step in that process.
We can choose to trudge through our days just barely getting by or we can choose to thrive when faced with difficult life experiences. Trauma can cause your mind and body to feel unfamiliar and scary at times. Distress can take the form of depression, anxiety, racing thoughts, lack of sleep, relationship issues and more. Most of us have some form of trauma in our past. The good news is each of us has an ability to heal from trauma, and seeking a skilled therapist is the first step in that process.
(859) 328-5603 View (859) 328-5603
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Ashley Paxton-Watts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Erlanger, KY 41018  (Online Only)
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida I focus my practice on use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Life Coaching. I also provide EAP counseling and help with workplace concerns and employment/employer issues. I provide family therapy and couples counseling. I help clients reach effective solutions to their varied challenges. I believe that each individual has the ability to overcome struggles and to learn ways to self-heal.
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida I focus my practice on use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Life Coaching. I also provide EAP counseling and help with workplace concerns and employment/employer issues. I provide family therapy and couples counseling. I help clients reach effective solutions to their varied challenges. I believe that each individual has the ability to overcome struggles and to learn ways to self-heal.
(859) 648-2314 View (859) 648-2314
Photo of Michael F. Landwehr, Psychologist in Edgewood, KY
Michael F. Landwehr
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Anxious, angry, depressed, feeling considerably less than happy thoughts about family, spouse or significant other, career? Let's discuss some ways to cope and better enjoy these people. My help can assist you in bettering your outlook and participation in these relationships. Psychotherapy is therapeutic and educational and requires a treatment plan we develop together. Coaching is educational only. INTERESTED? Please go to my website : Dr. MichaelFLandwehr@ thedoctorsin.org for more information. Thank you for your interest. Please call at 513-436-0510. Whatever you decide, thank you, and thrive; not just survive!
Anxious, angry, depressed, feeling considerably less than happy thoughts about family, spouse or significant other, career? Let's discuss some ways to cope and better enjoy these people. My help can assist you in bettering your outlook and participation in these relationships. Psychotherapy is therapeutic and educational and requires a treatment plan we develop together. Coaching is educational only. INTERESTED? Please go to my website : Dr. MichaelFLandwehr@ thedoctorsin.org for more information. Thank you for your interest. Please call at 513-436-0510. Whatever you decide, thank you, and thrive; not just survive!
(513) 436-0510 View (513) 436-0510
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Heidi Bellile
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Covington, KY 41018  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Heidi Bellile. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor. I specialize in anxiety, depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. I have treated many other types of mental health conditions. I also have experience helping people with developmental disabilities and substance abuse issues. I liked to empower you to be all that you can be. I am good springboard for your thoughts and concerns. We can process any traumas from the past or present in sessions. I love the arts and encourage people to utilize expressive means like writing, art, music, movement, or creating things to work through their feelings.
Hi! My name is Heidi Bellile. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor. I specialize in anxiety, depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. I have treated many other types of mental health conditions. I also have experience helping people with developmental disabilities and substance abuse issues. I liked to empower you to be all that you can be. I am good springboard for your thoughts and concerns. We can process any traumas from the past or present in sessions. I love the arts and encourage people to utilize expressive means like writing, art, music, movement, or creating things to work through their feelings.
(859) 659-7935 View (859) 659-7935
Photo of JF Wilson Wellness Center, LLC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Edgewood, KY
JF Wilson Wellness Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Covington, KY 41018  (Online Only)
I am Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Kentucky by the National Board of Professional Counselors to provide mental health counseling. I graduated from Mid-Continent University receiving a B.A. in Missions and Evangelism. I obtained my M.Ed., in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Murray State University, Ky. I have over 7 years of experience and extensive training in treating adolescent and adult behavior concerns. As well as, 4.5 years training and experience in suicide crisis prevention and intervention.
I am Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Kentucky by the National Board of Professional Counselors to provide mental health counseling. I graduated from Mid-Continent University receiving a B.A. in Missions and Evangelism. I obtained my M.Ed., in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Murray State University, Ky. I have over 7 years of experience and extensive training in treating adolescent and adult behavior concerns. As well as, 4.5 years training and experience in suicide crisis prevention and intervention.
(270) 374-0367 View (270) 374-0367
Photo of Lacey VanCleave, Counselor in Edgewood, KY
Lacey VanCleave
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Covington, KY 41018  (Online Only)
Hi. My name is Lacey. Are you feeling stuck, like you've lost your way and aren't sure how to get back on track? Do you feel apart from your true and authentic self? Or perhaps, you are overwhelmed with managing your health concerns? I take a compassionate and evidence-based approach to helping individuals develop strategies to cope with their mental health challenges and improve their overall wellbeing. Throughout my 13 year career, I have developed a deep understanding of the complex interplay between mental health and physical health.
Hi. My name is Lacey. Are you feeling stuck, like you've lost your way and aren't sure how to get back on track? Do you feel apart from your true and authentic self? Or perhaps, you are overwhelmed with managing your health concerns? I take a compassionate and evidence-based approach to helping individuals develop strategies to cope with their mental health challenges and improve their overall wellbeing. Throughout my 13 year career, I have developed a deep understanding of the complex interplay between mental health and physical health.
(859) 710-6821 View (859) 710-6821
Photo of Cheryl K Cox, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Edgewood, KY
Cheryl K Cox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Covington, KY 41018  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Cheryl Cox, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Kentucky. I have treated individuals seeking therapy for over 13 years, in-home, in-person within medical clinics and private practice and via online therapy for approximately 4 years.
Hello! My name is Cheryl Cox, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Kentucky. I have treated individuals seeking therapy for over 13 years, in-home, in-person within medical clinics and private practice and via online therapy for approximately 4 years.
(859) 209-6369 View (859) 209-6369

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Edgewood, KY

< 10

Therapists in Edgewood, KY who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
88% Family Conflict
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Divorce

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Humana
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Edgewood, KY see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Edgewood?

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.