Therapists in Versailles, KY

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Rebecca Whitley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Versailles, KY 40383  (Online Only)
Hey there! Therapy is about healing. Healing is possible. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky (primary state) and Indiana (secondary state) providing individual therapy services. My journey as a social worker has taken me all over the U.S., with many experiences that have further developed my natural gifts for compassionate listening. Every person is unique; therefore, the interventions I use vary depending on your needs or goals.
Hey there! Therapy is about healing. Healing is possible. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky (primary state) and Indiana (secondary state) providing individual therapy services. My journey as a social worker has taken me all over the U.S., with many experiences that have further developed my natural gifts for compassionate listening. Every person is unique; therefore, the interventions I use vary depending on your needs or goals.
(502) 237-0381 View (502) 237-0381
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Veronica J. Ribulotta Singleton
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPCA, She/Her
Verified Verified
Versailles, KY 40383  (Online Only)
Life can be unpredictable, often leading us down paths we never expected. The good news is, we don’t have to tackle challenges alone. When things become difficult, stressful, or overwhelming, counseling can help guide you to the path you want to be on. As a counselor, I believe in walking alongside and supporting others in their journey to holistic wellness. I consider the therapeutic relationship the foundation on which change is built.
Life can be unpredictable, often leading us down paths we never expected. The good news is, we don’t have to tackle challenges alone. When things become difficult, stressful, or overwhelming, counseling can help guide you to the path you want to be on. As a counselor, I believe in walking alongside and supporting others in their journey to holistic wellness. I consider the therapeutic relationship the foundation on which change is built.
(606) 328-7291 View (606) 328-7291
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White Diamond Counseling Consulting Coaching, LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Versailles, KY 40383  (Online Only)
Are you and your partner tired of arguing and not getting problems resolved? Do you feel disconnected from your spouse? A few issues couples often struggle with are Communication, Conflict, Finance and Blending Families. We are in relationships because we enjoy the companionship, want to build a family together and want to experience love and intimacy.
Are you and your partner tired of arguing and not getting problems resolved? Do you feel disconnected from your spouse? A few issues couples often struggle with are Communication, Conflict, Finance and Blending Families. We are in relationships because we enjoy the companionship, want to build a family together and want to experience love and intimacy.
(859) 203-1893 View (859) 203-1893
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Savannah Caceres-Lund
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Versailles, KY 40383  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Savannah Caceres-Lund. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MACMHC) and a Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling (MAAC) from the University of the Cumberlands. I have seasoned history of in-depth work beginning in 1998 with individuals who are experiencing Substance Use Disorder issues. I have experience with residential people, outpatient as well as implementing programs in the correctional venue. I also worked with the Department of Defense for a few years in aiding service
Hello! My name is Savannah Caceres-Lund. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MACMHC) and a Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling (MAAC) from the University of the Cumberlands. I have seasoned history of in-depth work beginning in 1998 with individuals who are experiencing Substance Use Disorder issues. I have experience with residential people, outpatient as well as implementing programs in the correctional venue. I also worked with the Department of Defense for a few years in aiding service
(859) 209-6264 View (859) 209-6264
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Matthew t Fowler
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Versailles, KY 40383  (Online Only)
It is courageous to seek help. It may not feel like it, but right now, you are being bold. As an independently licensed counselor, it is my privilege to work with children, adults and couples seeking to address symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, relational issues and behavioral concerns. As each individual and family has a unique story, I work diligently to individualize my treatment to what best meets the needs and comforts of my clients.
It is courageous to seek help. It may not feel like it, but right now, you are being bold. As an independently licensed counselor, it is my privilege to work with children, adults and couples seeking to address symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, relational issues and behavioral concerns. As each individual and family has a unique story, I work diligently to individualize my treatment to what best meets the needs and comforts of my clients.
(859) 376-1602 View (859) 376-1602
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Mona Gallo
Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Versailles, KY 40383
I work with adults, older adults, and couples in transition. I believe people have all the tools they need to supersede surviving and grow into thriving. Some times it is in our confusion and life's difficult points that we cannot see which tools we need to utilize in order to have the peace and joy we strive for. Working with an understanding and patient counselor can be the key to becoming empowered and making the necessary changes needed to achieve your goals. In therapy, we will always design custom goals and strive to meet them, together.
I work with adults, older adults, and couples in transition. I believe people have all the tools they need to supersede surviving and grow into thriving. Some times it is in our confusion and life's difficult points that we cannot see which tools we need to utilize in order to have the peace and joy we strive for. Working with an understanding and patient counselor can be the key to becoming empowered and making the necessary changes needed to achieve your goals. In therapy, we will always design custom goals and strive to meet them, together.
(859) 951-3188 View (859) 951-3188
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Heather Jackson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor , LPCC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Versailles, KY 40383
Hello, I am a LPCC and LCADC with a small private practice in Versailles KY. I offer outpatient mental health/substance use services for adolescents and adults. I graduated from Morehead State University with a Masters Degree in School Counseling, then complete the coursework for my Clinical Counseling Masters. I recently completed my coursework at University of Kentucky in Behavior Analysis and hope to receive my BCBA credientals soon! I am most comfortable threating ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, and Eating Disorders.
Hello, I am a LPCC and LCADC with a small private practice in Versailles KY. I offer outpatient mental health/substance use services for adolescents and adults. I graduated from Morehead State University with a Masters Degree in School Counseling, then complete the coursework for my Clinical Counseling Masters. I recently completed my coursework at University of Kentucky in Behavior Analysis and hope to receive my BCBA credientals soon! I am most comfortable threating ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, and Eating Disorders.
(859) 374-7611 View (859) 374-7611
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Dr. Sheena Mehta
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Versailles, KY 40383
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed by worry, sadness, shame, or anger and finding your negative thoughts and intense emotions seem to be in the driver's seat? Do you find yourself immobilized by the fear of not doing and being enough? Are you finding life is passing you by while you coast on autopilot, feeling alone and disconnected from yourself and others? Often comparing yourself to others? Therapy can help process your journey, unhook from painful thoughts, and change your path towards living a rich and meaningful life. Whether you want to heal from past trauma, explore relational patterns, or explore your identity, let's talk!
Are you feeling overwhelmed by worry, sadness, shame, or anger and finding your negative thoughts and intense emotions seem to be in the driver's seat? Do you find yourself immobilized by the fear of not doing and being enough? Are you finding life is passing you by while you coast on autopilot, feeling alone and disconnected from yourself and others? Often comparing yourself to others? Therapy can help process your journey, unhook from painful thoughts, and change your path towards living a rich and meaningful life. Whether you want to heal from past trauma, explore relational patterns, or explore your identity, let's talk!
(405) 603-0288 View (405) 603-0288
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Megan Ashby
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Versailles, KY 40383
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families treating a variety of life's problems. I am committed to providing a safe, supportive, and judgment free environment for all of my clients. As a counselor I use a variety of techniques and work to increase my clients coping skills, communication skills, and ability to deal with life's full variety of problems. I work from and focus on evidenced based treatments to provide clients with the best treatment possible to sustain their long term mental health.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families treating a variety of life's problems. I am committed to providing a safe, supportive, and judgment free environment for all of my clients. As a counselor I use a variety of techniques and work to increase my clients coping skills, communication skills, and ability to deal with life's full variety of problems. I work from and focus on evidenced based treatments to provide clients with the best treatment possible to sustain their long term mental health.
(859) 353-4505 View (859) 353-4505
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Gwen Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Versailles, KY 40383
Not accepting new clients
Life does not always go as planned. Bad things happen to good people, and good people sometimes make bad choices. People hurt people, experience loss and disappointment, and sometimes wake up living a life that feels foreign to them. In my role as a therapist, I have the opportunity to travel alongside others as they experience human struggle. I believe in the value of ALL people, regardless of age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexuality, religion, or life circumstance. I believe in the power of change in a person's life, and count it a privilege to be a part of that change.
Life does not always go as planned. Bad things happen to good people, and good people sometimes make bad choices. People hurt people, experience loss and disappointment, and sometimes wake up living a life that feels foreign to them. In my role as a therapist, I have the opportunity to travel alongside others as they experience human struggle. I believe in the value of ALL people, regardless of age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexuality, religion, or life circumstance. I believe in the power of change in a person's life, and count it a privilege to be a part of that change.
(859) 479-2352 View (859) 479-2352
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Hart Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LMHC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Versailles, KY 40384
Sessions are available in-person and tele-health. Do you feel you have hit a dead end in life? Struggling with experiences that have you "stuck" and seem to be keeping you from enjoying life? Are you ready to make changes that can help you overcome obstacles and move forward towards your life goals? Finding solutions can often be overwhelming, but the good news is you don't have to do it alone. Making life changes requires a supportive and safe therapeutic environment, essential for meeting your specific needs and becoming a happier, healthier you. This is the first step in making that possible and I welcome you!
Sessions are available in-person and tele-health. Do you feel you have hit a dead end in life? Struggling with experiences that have you "stuck" and seem to be keeping you from enjoying life? Are you ready to make changes that can help you overcome obstacles and move forward towards your life goals? Finding solutions can often be overwhelming, but the good news is you don't have to do it alone. Making life changes requires a supportive and safe therapeutic environment, essential for meeting your specific needs and becoming a happier, healthier you. This is the first step in making that possible and I welcome you!
(502) 337-3826 View (502) 337-3826
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Jaliah Clarissa Day-Klaiber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Versailles, KY 40383
I accept a variety of clients desiring treatment for trauma, eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, as well as those who are desiring coping skills to improve their daily lives. I take clients age 13 and up.
I accept a variety of clients desiring treatment for trauma, eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, as well as those who are desiring coping skills to improve their daily lives. I take clients age 13 and up.
(859) 449-7613 View (859) 449-7613
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Kristina Elizabeth Hayden
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Versailles, KY 40383
I work with adolescents, adults, children, couples, families, and groups. As a counselor, I believe the most important element in treatment is the relationship between the therapist and the client. Utilizing this relationship we can work together to address many of life's challenges. It is my goal to help clients learn coping skills in a supportive, warm and nonjudgmental environment. My experience includes working with trauma survivors, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and family conflict while focusing on relapse prevention.
I work with adolescents, adults, children, couples, families, and groups. As a counselor, I believe the most important element in treatment is the relationship between the therapist and the client. Utilizing this relationship we can work together to address many of life's challenges. It is my goal to help clients learn coping skills in a supportive, warm and nonjudgmental environment. My experience includes working with trauma survivors, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and family conflict while focusing on relapse prevention.
(859) 648-0542 View (859) 648-0542
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Willie Thomas Boddie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Versailles, KY 40383
Thank you for visiting the Griffin-Lyons Counseling site. My name is Willie Boddie, and I have been practicing clinical social work in central Kentucky since 2000. I work with persons with anxiety and depression to develop coping strategies for those mental illnesses. My practice currently focuses on adults with the aforementioned mental health concerns, parenting concerns, and LBGTQ related concerns.
Thank you for visiting the Griffin-Lyons Counseling site. My name is Willie Boddie, and I have been practicing clinical social work in central Kentucky since 2000. I work with persons with anxiety and depression to develop coping strategies for those mental illnesses. My practice currently focuses on adults with the aforementioned mental health concerns, parenting concerns, and LBGTQ related concerns.
(502) 519-0522 View (502) 519-0522
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Nathan Miles
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Versailles, KY 40383  (Online Only)
Helen Keller once said, "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." Although it is scary to acknowledge our pain and reach out for help, doing so is also a sign of strength and courage. I believe people do the best they can with what they have. My role is to help you utilize your strengths and share my expertise so you can develop new insights and skills to make positive life changes.
Helen Keller once said, "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." Although it is scary to acknowledge our pain and reach out for help, doing so is also a sign of strength and courage. I believe people do the best they can with what they have. My role is to help you utilize your strengths and share my expertise so you can develop new insights and skills to make positive life changes.
(859) 449-7986 View (859) 449-7986
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Donald V Crowe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Versailles, KY 40383
My guiding philosophy in working with clients is that what is right with a person can enable them to overcome what is wrong with them. My years of working with patients in various treatment settings have only strengthened that view. Whether the issue is depression, trauma, painful personal loss or getting through a difficult crossroad in one's life, my basic approach is to help the person find their own pathways to healing. This is like a process of making "repairs," not of the body necessarily, but repairing one's perspective on life and finding the wherewithal to constructively move forward.
My guiding philosophy in working with clients is that what is right with a person can enable them to overcome what is wrong with them. My years of working with patients in various treatment settings have only strengthened that view. Whether the issue is depression, trauma, painful personal loss or getting through a difficult crossroad in one's life, my basic approach is to help the person find their own pathways to healing. This is like a process of making "repairs," not of the body necessarily, but repairing one's perspective on life and finding the wherewithal to constructively move forward.
(859) 838-1206 View (859) 838-1206
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Clark Switzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Versailles, KY 40384
I work with individuals, couples and families of all ages with a wide range of mental health issues. These include but are not limited to Alcohol and Drug related issues, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Dual Diagnosis and relationship related issues. My training started at The University of Kentucky studying Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. I received my Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky in 2005. I have a passion for what I do and cannot imagine doing anything else.
I work with individuals, couples and families of all ages with a wide range of mental health issues. These include but are not limited to Alcohol and Drug related issues, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Dual Diagnosis and relationship related issues. My training started at The University of Kentucky studying Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. I received my Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky in 2005. I have a passion for what I do and cannot imagine doing anything else.
(859) 905-3603 View (859) 905-3603
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Southland Child, Adult, and Family Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Versailles, KY 40383
We are a private counseling practice in Lexington. Our remarkable team of clinical social workers and clinical counselors consist of Jessica Jaramillo, Vicki Von Almen Gray, Jennifer Congleton, Emma Lovely, Leeann Hayslett, Monica Stewart, Dr. Imelda Bratton, Joan Scales, Emily Porter, Dr. Becky Hill, and Rachel O'Farrell . We have a variety of specialties, experiences, and skills. As our name reflects, we focus on the clinical needs for all ages: young children, school aged children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We offer day, evening, and Saturday sessions, to support diverse individual and family needs.
We are a private counseling practice in Lexington. Our remarkable team of clinical social workers and clinical counselors consist of Jessica Jaramillo, Vicki Von Almen Gray, Jennifer Congleton, Emma Lovely, Leeann Hayslett, Monica Stewart, Dr. Imelda Bratton, Joan Scales, Emily Porter, Dr. Becky Hill, and Rachel O'Farrell . We have a variety of specialties, experiences, and skills. As our name reflects, we focus on the clinical needs for all ages: young children, school aged children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We offer day, evening, and Saturday sessions, to support diverse individual and family needs.
(859) 904-5796 View (859) 904-5796
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Larry Springate
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Versailles, KY 40383
I counsel an array of emotional and behavioral aspects including ADHD/ADD, depression, anxiety, anger management, men's issues, relationship issues, health challenges and substance abuse. I believe that people can change and grow throughout their lifespan. Counseling can facilitate self understanding as well as understanding of others. My clients range from adults and older adolescents dealing with individual life challenges, to couples dealing with relationship issues, and seniors adjusting to changes and challenges.
I counsel an array of emotional and behavioral aspects including ADHD/ADD, depression, anxiety, anger management, men's issues, relationship issues, health challenges and substance abuse. I believe that people can change and grow throughout their lifespan. Counseling can facilitate self understanding as well as understanding of others. My clients range from adults and older adolescents dealing with individual life challenges, to couples dealing with relationship issues, and seniors adjusting to changes and challenges.
(859) 780-5053 View (859) 780-5053
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R. Alex Colston
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Versailles, KY 40383
People, my people! One of the bravest things we can ever do is ask for help. It can be hard scrolling through here, trying to find someone who may be a good fit for you. So know this: you're worthy of a life where you feel at home in your mind, heart, and body - and you're worthy of the effort and investment it takes to get there. This whole healing process starts with us making sense of our past and present, yes... and more importantly, it starts with making sense of our WORTH.
People, my people! One of the bravest things we can ever do is ask for help. It can be hard scrolling through here, trying to find someone who may be a good fit for you. So know this: you're worthy of a life where you feel at home in your mind, heart, and body - and you're worthy of the effort and investment it takes to get there. This whole healing process starts with us making sense of our past and present, yes... and more importantly, it starts with making sense of our WORTH.
(859) 762-6661 View (859) 762-6661

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Number of Therapists in Versailles, KY

30+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Versailles, KY who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
86% Trauma and PTSD
81% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
65% ADHD
62% Grief
59% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
81% Humana
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Versailles, KY see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Versailles?

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.