Therapists in Swansea, MA

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Mekenzie Berry
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansea, MA 02777
Not accepting new clients
I believe that my clients know themselves better than I ever will. My therapeutic style focuses on empowerment through support and healing through life’s most difficult challenges. I communicate that the client decides the direction and pace that their experience of therapy will go. I share a non-judgmental environment in which you can be yourself while getting assistance organizing the weight of what you carry. I recognize the importance of wanting to feel in control again.
I believe that my clients know themselves better than I ever will. My therapeutic style focuses on empowerment through support and healing through life’s most difficult challenges. I communicate that the client decides the direction and pace that their experience of therapy will go. I share a non-judgmental environment in which you can be yourself while getting assistance organizing the weight of what you carry. I recognize the importance of wanting to feel in control again.
(508) 882-6871 View (508) 882-6871
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Shabana Mohamed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansea, MA 02777
Waitlist for new clients
Connecting with a therapist can feel like a challenge. I hope to provide a safe and inclusive space for my clients to feel heard and understood. I believe in exploring each person’s individual strengths while also challenging them to work towards their goals to make positive changes in their lives. My areas of interest and expertise include treating and managing life with ADHD, women's issues, anxiety, and issues related to cultural identity and intergenerational trauma.
Connecting with a therapist can feel like a challenge. I hope to provide a safe and inclusive space for my clients to feel heard and understood. I believe in exploring each person’s individual strengths while also challenging them to work towards their goals to make positive changes in their lives. My areas of interest and expertise include treating and managing life with ADHD, women's issues, anxiety, and issues related to cultural identity and intergenerational trauma.
(508) 374-9729 View (508) 374-9729
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Elena Norman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansea, MA 02777  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Mental Health Clinician in Massachusetts with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients in many diverse areas, including stress, depression, anxiety, coping with addictions, dual diagnosis, trauma/abuse, PTSD, personality disorders, behavioral issues, and anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to opening yourself up to support and seeking positive change and happiness takes courage. I am here to guide you in that process!
I am a licensed Mental Health Clinician in Massachusetts with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients in many diverse areas, including stress, depression, anxiety, coping with addictions, dual diagnosis, trauma/abuse, PTSD, personality disorders, behavioral issues, and anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to opening yourself up to support and seeking positive change and happiness takes courage. I am here to guide you in that process!
(508) 905-6398 View (508) 905-6398
Taylor Barboza
MA, BCBA, LABA
Verified Verified
Swansea, MA 02777
Not accepting new clients
I provide behavioral health services through an Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) model to children and adolescents. Through this framework, my clients learn communication, social skills, emotional regulation, mindfulness, and executive functioning in a way that is meaningful for them, connected to their values, and honors their individuality.
I provide behavioral health services through an Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) model to children and adolescents. Through this framework, my clients learn communication, social skills, emotional regulation, mindfulness, and executive functioning in a way that is meaningful for them, connected to their values, and honors their individuality.
(774) 804-8679 View (774) 804-8679
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JCSanders Counseling and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Swansea, MA 02777
Are you looking for an experienced therapist/counselor who will give you the tools to help you manage your mental, physical, and spiritual health? I am a clinical social worker, with over 25 years of experience, who has learned to manage my own Type I Diabetes and other chronic health issues using skills learned from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), among other healing practices.
Are you looking for an experienced therapist/counselor who will give you the tools to help you manage your mental, physical, and spiritual health? I am a clinical social worker, with over 25 years of experience, who has learned to manage my own Type I Diabetes and other chronic health issues using skills learned from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), among other healing practices.
(508) 876-2172 View (508) 876-2172
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Bonita G Cade
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Swansea, MA 02777  (Online Only)
Do you remember thinking that life would get so much better when you became an adult? Adulthood was going to be awesome, perfect, and pretty much carefree. You would be in “control”. Do you remember thinking that you would be happier if you were more like everybody else and could just “fit in”? Do you remember thinking that when you “found the person meant for you”, you would be able to relax, and just enjoy the relationship? If you are like many people, frankly, things are not like you expected them to be at all! You are not sure where things went wrong. You just want to feel better, do better, and be in more control.
Do you remember thinking that life would get so much better when you became an adult? Adulthood was going to be awesome, perfect, and pretty much carefree. You would be in “control”. Do you remember thinking that you would be happier if you were more like everybody else and could just “fit in”? Do you remember thinking that when you “found the person meant for you”, you would be able to relax, and just enjoy the relationship? If you are like many people, frankly, things are not like you expected them to be at all! You are not sure where things went wrong. You just want to feel better, do better, and be in more control.
(508) 859-7756 View (508) 859-7756
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Dawn DePasquale
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Swansea, MA 02777
Waitlist for new clients
As an eclectic therapist, I employ many tools when working with you. With adults, I primarily rely on cognitive behavioral techniques. This is an approach that aims to influence dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and thoughts through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure. It is proven to be quite effective with mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders. With children, I rely on a variety of play therapy and behavioral therapy techniques. Your treatment will be influenced by your own needs and symptoms to help you meet to your goals. You deserve to love the life you live!
As an eclectic therapist, I employ many tools when working with you. With adults, I primarily rely on cognitive behavioral techniques. This is an approach that aims to influence dysfunctional emotions, behaviors and thoughts through a goal-oriented, systematic procedure. It is proven to be quite effective with mood, anxiety, personality, eating, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders. With children, I rely on a variety of play therapy and behavioral therapy techniques. Your treatment will be influenced by your own needs and symptoms to help you meet to your goals. You deserve to love the life you live!
(508) 506-8850 View (508) 506-8850
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Karen Oliveira
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Swansea, MA 02777  (Online Only)
Welcome! I believe our problems are related to both environmental and/or internal factors, however we don't need to be the victim of our current or life's circumstances. Our healing resides within each one of us, and all we may need is guidance to help us reach clarity to claim our true power within. The author and M.D., Scott Peck states at the start of his book, The Road Less Traveled, “Life is difficult.” When we experience those difficulties, therapy gives us an outlet to sift through those painful emotions of confusion, fear, sadness, and even hopelessness, but most importantly therapy can help give us a new outlook on life.
Welcome! I believe our problems are related to both environmental and/or internal factors, however we don't need to be the victim of our current or life's circumstances. Our healing resides within each one of us, and all we may need is guidance to help us reach clarity to claim our true power within. The author and M.D., Scott Peck states at the start of his book, The Road Less Traveled, “Life is difficult.” When we experience those difficulties, therapy gives us an outlet to sift through those painful emotions of confusion, fear, sadness, and even hopelessness, but most importantly therapy can help give us a new outlook on life.
(508) 978-1913 View (508) 978-1913
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Alison S Medeiros
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swansea, MA 02777
Not accepting new clients
Realizing you are going through a difficult time and seeking support from a therapist can be nerve-wracking and a little scary... "Am I going to 'click' with my therapist? Will they be able to understand and meet me where I'm at?" My main priority with my clients is to make them truly feel at ease and understood. I prefer to set small achievable goals- ensuring they can be met and remain hopeful about reaching a larger, perhaps intimidating goal. I am rather laid back in style and believe my clients to be experts of their own lives, needing some support in finding answers to solutions and reaching their goals.
Realizing you are going through a difficult time and seeking support from a therapist can be nerve-wracking and a little scary... "Am I going to 'click' with my therapist? Will they be able to understand and meet me where I'm at?" My main priority with my clients is to make them truly feel at ease and understood. I prefer to set small achievable goals- ensuring they can be met and remain hopeful about reaching a larger, perhaps intimidating goal. I am rather laid back in style and believe my clients to be experts of their own lives, needing some support in finding answers to solutions and reaching their goals.
(508) 850-0195 View (508) 850-0195
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James DeBlois
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Swansea, MA 02777
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in helping adults pursue their potential despite their experiences with trauma, anxiety, health issues, depression, life adjustments and substance use. By exploring our reactions to life's challenges, we can begin to understand how our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are interconnected. This is the key to understanding how to make meaningful adjustments in our lives and alleviate the consequences of behaviors we wish to change.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in helping adults pursue their potential despite their experiences with trauma, anxiety, health issues, depression, life adjustments and substance use. By exploring our reactions to life's challenges, we can begin to understand how our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are interconnected. This is the key to understanding how to make meaningful adjustments in our lives and alleviate the consequences of behaviors we wish to change.
(508) 978-5294 View (508) 978-5294
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Michael D. Carter
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Swansea, MA 02777  (Online Only)
If we honestly search within ourselves, we will find the answers and the paths that can lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. I am compassionate and empathic, utilizing a holistic approach with a strong emphasis on nature, humor, and spirituality, to empower people to accept themselves for who they are, to love themselves more fully, and to create successful strategies to enhance as well as sustain more meaning in their lives.
If we honestly search within ourselves, we will find the answers and the paths that can lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. I am compassionate and empathic, utilizing a holistic approach with a strong emphasis on nature, humor, and spirituality, to empower people to accept themselves for who they are, to love themselves more fully, and to create successful strategies to enhance as well as sustain more meaning in their lives.
(508) 213-8177 View (508) 213-8177
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Rebecca Tanguay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swansea, MA 02777  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to Life's A Journey Counseling! The practice will be closed indefinitely. If you need assistance, continue using this website and visit TherapyMatcher.org for additional resources. - My name is Rebecca, and I am an independently licensed clinical social worker. Now that you worked up the confidence to seek treatment, reach out! I am here to help you, but I don't know unless you ask.
Welcome to Life's A Journey Counseling! The practice will be closed indefinitely. If you need assistance, continue using this website and visit TherapyMatcher.org for additional resources. - My name is Rebecca, and I am an independently licensed clinical social worker. Now that you worked up the confidence to seek treatment, reach out! I am here to help you, but I don't know unless you ask.
(401) 356-3201 View (401) 356-3201
Photo of Owen Ivey LICSW, CGP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Swansea, MA
Owen Ivey LICSW, CGP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CGP
Verified Verified
Swansea, MA 02777
Please join me for accessible, safe, supportive, and holistic therapy services. I believe the best therapy is non-judgmental, laid back, and forward-looking in a larger journey to wellness and personal excellence. I emphasize building a strong equitable relationship with my clients and utilize many aspects of DBT in my approach. Areas of therapy expertise include grief & loss, mood disorders, personality disorders, addictions, trauma, anger management, life transitions, young adult issues, spirituality and healthy aging. I'm an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community. Reach out today. It's hard, but it's worth it. You're worth it.
Please join me for accessible, safe, supportive, and holistic therapy services. I believe the best therapy is non-judgmental, laid back, and forward-looking in a larger journey to wellness and personal excellence. I emphasize building a strong equitable relationship with my clients and utilize many aspects of DBT in my approach. Areas of therapy expertise include grief & loss, mood disorders, personality disorders, addictions, trauma, anger management, life transitions, young adult issues, spirituality and healthy aging. I'm an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community. Reach out today. It's hard, but it's worth it. You're worth it.
(774) 804-5432 View (774) 804-5432
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Jennifer Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Swansea, MA 02777  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients now. Welcome! I’m a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with 15+ years of experience. I know that starting therapy can feel tough, especially talking to someone you don't know about things that make you uncomfortable, angry, or embarrassed. My style is more conversational than formal, and I maintain a nonjudgmental process that is introspective.
Accepting new clients now. Welcome! I’m a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with 15+ years of experience. I know that starting therapy can feel tough, especially talking to someone you don't know about things that make you uncomfortable, angry, or embarrassed. My style is more conversational than formal, and I maintain a nonjudgmental process that is introspective.
(508) 690-5867 View (508) 690-5867
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RISE Counseling & Wellness, Ashley Moniz LMHC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swansea, MA 02777
**NOT Accepting New Clients temporarily.** I truly believe that everyone could benefit from therapy. We focus on our health in so many ways, it is important to focus on our Mental Health too! I am specifically passionate about my work with women, empowering them through various phases of life and assisting with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Because of my work in child-welfare and adoption, I also specialize in trauma-related struggles in adults & children, as well as behavior management and positive parenting.
**NOT Accepting New Clients temporarily.** I truly believe that everyone could benefit from therapy. We focus on our health in so many ways, it is important to focus on our Mental Health too! I am specifically passionate about my work with women, empowering them through various phases of life and assisting with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Because of my work in child-welfare and adoption, I also specialize in trauma-related struggles in adults & children, as well as behavior management and positive parenting.
(401) 537-1233 View (401) 537-1233
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Ursula Spont
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Swansea, MA 02777  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed or frustrated? Or do you want to have a more positive relationship with your partner? If your answer to either of these questions is "yes", you may want to consider counseling! I believe that every person can achieve a better life for themselves. I'm not a "keep you in your place" kind of therapist, it's important to me that you feel respected and unjudged. Additonally, I find it vital to take into account the importance of systemic and sociopolitcal challenges that just cannot be ignored when we're talking about barriers to functioning well.
Are you feeling overwhelmed or frustrated? Or do you want to have a more positive relationship with your partner? If your answer to either of these questions is "yes", you may want to consider counseling! I believe that every person can achieve a better life for themselves. I'm not a "keep you in your place" kind of therapist, it's important to me that you feel respected and unjudged. Additonally, I find it vital to take into account the importance of systemic and sociopolitcal challenges that just cannot be ignored when we're talking about barriers to functioning well.
(774) 326-1207 View (774) 326-1207
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Michael Venezia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, RMT
Verified Verified
Swansea, MA 02777
Not accepting new clients
I help people to heal and grow. That can come in many forms. Perhaps it's learning to manage depression and anxiety. Maybe it's making sense of overwhelming or traumatic events. Perhaps it's learning to communicate better with partners, family, or friends. Maybe it's coming to terms with a chronic illness.
I help people to heal and grow. That can come in many forms. Perhaps it's learning to manage depression and anxiety. Maybe it's making sense of overwhelming or traumatic events. Perhaps it's learning to communicate better with partners, family, or friends. Maybe it's coming to terms with a chronic illness.
(774) 849-3643 View (774) 849-3643
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Annie Geissinger, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Swansea, MA 02777
Not accepting new clients
I am not taking new clients at this time. Life crises or challenges can be times when spiritual and/or personal values are re-examined, and opportunities arise to find new balance and wellbeing. Caring for oneself, and discovering one's qualities or what matters most, are part of healing of mental, emotional and physical bodies. This work provides a safe, non-judgmental space to examine feelings, beliefs and questions - a place to unwind traumas that may have us stuck in patterns that are no longer healthy. We find a new way to align with inner dreams or the intention of happiness that is unique to each individual.
I am not taking new clients at this time. Life crises or challenges can be times when spiritual and/or personal values are re-examined, and opportunities arise to find new balance and wellbeing. Caring for oneself, and discovering one's qualities or what matters most, are part of healing of mental, emotional and physical bodies. This work provides a safe, non-judgmental space to examine feelings, beliefs and questions - a place to unwind traumas that may have us stuck in patterns that are no longer healthy. We find a new way to align with inner dreams or the intention of happiness that is unique to each individual.
(401) 298-9489 View (401) 298-9489
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Danielle M. Stilley, MEd, RN, LMHC
Counselor, MEd, RN, LMHC
Verified Verified
Swansea, MA 02777
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - Saturday Availability - I believe that therapy is for everyone. Having someone to assist you through whatever issue has come your way is undeniably the best gift you can give yourself. Therapy provides an opportunity for self-exploration in a safe encouraging environment in order to overcome personal struggles. It can also provide an opportunity for growth through goal setting as well as strengthening relationships. I have experience in assisting individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, and trauma-related issues that may or may not be related to addiction.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - Saturday Availability - I believe that therapy is for everyone. Having someone to assist you through whatever issue has come your way is undeniably the best gift you can give yourself. Therapy provides an opportunity for self-exploration in a safe encouraging environment in order to overcome personal struggles. It can also provide an opportunity for growth through goal setting as well as strengthening relationships. I have experience in assisting individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, and trauma-related issues that may or may not be related to addiction.
(774) 228-4605 View (774) 228-4605
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Jennifer Cabral
Counselor, LLC, LMHC, MHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Swansea, MA 02777
Jennifer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has over 25 years’ experience in the mental health field. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. Jennifer has a passion for working with women and children. Jennifer has an extensive amount of experience working with children, young adults and families over the last 12 years through her private practice helping them heal from various mental health and relational struggles. Furthermore, Jennifer holds a certification in maternal mental health, grief and loss and perinatal mood disorders to include postpartum.
Jennifer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has over 25 years’ experience in the mental health field. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. Jennifer has a passion for working with women and children. Jennifer has an extensive amount of experience working with children, young adults and families over the last 12 years through her private practice helping them heal from various mental health and relational struggles. Furthermore, Jennifer holds a certification in maternal mental health, grief and loss and perinatal mood disorders to include postpartum.
(774) 224-9673 View (774) 224-9673

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Number of Therapists in Swansea, MA

30+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in Swansea, MA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
84% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
74% Life Transitions
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Optum

How Therapists in Swansea, MA see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Swansea?

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.