Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Photo of Cat Graves, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Cat Graves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210
Choosing to engage in therapy is a courageous choice (even when it doesn’t feel that way). In working with children, teens, and adults, I have appreciated and valued the concept of healing the whole person on all levels - body, mind, and spirit. I feel it also important to acknowledge systems that have impacted your life, am socially conscious in my work with clients— all identities, cultures, and types of relationships are welcome.
Choosing to engage in therapy is a courageous choice (even when it doesn’t feel that way). In working with children, teens, and adults, I have appreciated and valued the concept of healing the whole person on all levels - body, mind, and spirit. I feel it also important to acknowledge systems that have impacted your life, am socially conscious in my work with clients— all identities, cultures, and types of relationships are welcome.
(443) 971-3478 View (443) 971-3478
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Jessica David
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210
Often, we have the desire and motivation to change, but we don’t know how to get started. It can be helpful to have support that provides opportunities for exploration, creativity, and increased self-awareness along our journeys. That’s exactly where I come in. I’m a Black, queer, able-bodied ciswoman who is passionate about supporting you as you navigate your journey of self-exploration, growth, and discovery. I strive to create a warm and safe therapeutic environment that affirms and celebrates all of your identities. My approach to psychological evaluation is rooted in empathy, connection, and collaboration.
Often, we have the desire and motivation to change, but we don’t know how to get started. It can be helpful to have support that provides opportunities for exploration, creativity, and increased self-awareness along our journeys. That’s exactly where I come in. I’m a Black, queer, able-bodied ciswoman who is passionate about supporting you as you navigate your journey of self-exploration, growth, and discovery. I strive to create a warm and safe therapeutic environment that affirms and celebrates all of your identities. My approach to psychological evaluation is rooted in empathy, connection, and collaboration.
(410) 929-3159 View (410) 929-3159
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Bill Lins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
Congratulations on beginning your journey of change and personal growth. Asking for help and prioritizing yourself are very difficult challenges and take great self-awareness and courage. Be proud of the first of many steps on your path to change. It would be my pleasure to join you in this undertaking and provide support or guidance as we navigate towards growth and fulfillment. Through genuine empathy and free of judgement, we can address your goals in a complete and holistic manner using evidence-based treatment techniques.
Congratulations on beginning your journey of change and personal growth. Asking for help and prioritizing yourself are very difficult challenges and take great self-awareness and courage. Be proud of the first of many steps on your path to change. It would be my pleasure to join you in this undertaking and provide support or guidance as we navigate towards growth and fulfillment. Through genuine empathy and free of judgement, we can address your goals in a complete and holistic manner using evidence-based treatment techniques.
(443) 991-7652 View (443) 991-7652
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Erica D Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21202
Hello, there! I am a seasoned psychotherapist looking to help you balance life and figure it all out. Are you finding it difficult to manage work/life balance, trying your hardest to overcome symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorder, parent-child relational issues, gender identity and looking for a caring ear to help you help yourself? To help you unveil the power of self that lies within to overcome each and every obstacle that you and/or your family faces? If this sounds like you, please feel free to reach out and schedule a complimentary phone consultation to determine how we can best work together to meet your needs.
Hello, there! I am a seasoned psychotherapist looking to help you balance life and figure it all out. Are you finding it difficult to manage work/life balance, trying your hardest to overcome symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorder, parent-child relational issues, gender identity and looking for a caring ear to help you help yourself? To help you unveil the power of self that lies within to overcome each and every obstacle that you and/or your family faces? If this sounds like you, please feel free to reach out and schedule a complimentary phone consultation to determine how we can best work together to meet your needs.
(410) 883-5341 View (410) 883-5341
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Courtney Cox
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
Most clients seen within a week of consultation. Whether you’ve just moved in together and can’t seem to talk about the dishes without ruining your Sunday night, or you’ve been married for years and are coping with parenting differences, intimacy problems, or affair recovery, couples therapy can be a game-changer for your relationship. When your relationship is in distress, it can feel all-consuming. Instead of laughter, friendship and intimacy, you find yourselves snapping at each other, walking on eggshells, or having blow-out fights. Your best attempts to get things back on track seem to set your partner off or push them away.
Most clients seen within a week of consultation. Whether you’ve just moved in together and can’t seem to talk about the dishes without ruining your Sunday night, or you’ve been married for years and are coping with parenting differences, intimacy problems, or affair recovery, couples therapy can be a game-changer for your relationship. When your relationship is in distress, it can feel all-consuming. Instead of laughter, friendship and intimacy, you find yourselves snapping at each other, walking on eggshells, or having blow-out fights. Your best attempts to get things back on track seem to set your partner off or push them away.
(443) 232-9235 View (443) 232-9235
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Natalie Wallace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life’s journey can be challenging, and I’m here to offer steady support as you navigate its twists and turns. With six years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker, I’ve had the privilege of helping individuals work through challenges such as depression, stress, anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
Life’s journey can be challenging, and I’m here to offer steady support as you navigate its twists and turns. With six years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker, I’ve had the privilege of helping individuals work through challenges such as depression, stress, anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder.
(410) 834-0596 View (410) 834-0596
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Tiffany Mcleary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Life can be so stressful! Against the backdrop of significant, continued uncertainty and instability, we are all trying to figure out who we are and how we want to be in the world. If you or a loved one is trying to feel more joyful, motivated, organized, peaceful, or connected, then therapy can help. It takes a lot of courage to open yourself up to exploration and growth, and now you finally have the time and space to pour into yourself. You are here because you want to experience hope and empowerment as you make positive changes in your life - that is the beauty of therapy. Let's get started!
Life can be so stressful! Against the backdrop of significant, continued uncertainty and instability, we are all trying to figure out who we are and how we want to be in the world. If you or a loved one is trying to feel more joyful, motivated, organized, peaceful, or connected, then therapy can help. It takes a lot of courage to open yourself up to exploration and growth, and now you finally have the time and space to pour into yourself. You are here because you want to experience hope and empowerment as you make positive changes in your life - that is the beauty of therapy. Let's get started!
(410) 755-5319 View (410) 755-5319
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Carolyn O'Dell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
The stories others tell about us and the ones we tell ourselves help to shape the landscape of our lives. Life is also full of profound mystery. Sometimes, we find ourselves navigating a landscape that bears no resemblance to the one we imagined. We suffer unimaginable losses, injustices and pain, and frequently there are no answers explaining why. Additionally, finding our way can be exhausting and leave us feeling sad and defeated. In those times, it's easy to forget (or perhaps, no one ever told or showed us) the truth that we absolutely matter; we are deserving of acceptance and kindness, and we are worthy of respect and love.
The stories others tell about us and the ones we tell ourselves help to shape the landscape of our lives. Life is also full of profound mystery. Sometimes, we find ourselves navigating a landscape that bears no resemblance to the one we imagined. We suffer unimaginable losses, injustices and pain, and frequently there are no answers explaining why. Additionally, finding our way can be exhausting and leave us feeling sad and defeated. In those times, it's easy to forget (or perhaps, no one ever told or showed us) the truth that we absolutely matter; we are deserving of acceptance and kindness, and we are worthy of respect and love.
(443) 888-0814 View (443) 888-0814
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Dawn Blais
Counselor, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
Do you often feel stuck in repetitive thought patterns or behaviors? Are you often anxious, nervous, reactive or frozen/unable to make changes that allow you to be more present to yourself and your life? I offer a safe and nurturing space for those seeking to understand and integrate the symptoms of heightened stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma recovery. I strive to help my clients understand the effects trauma and stress can have on the mind and body. We work together to help you recover from past and present difficult experiences to find more meaning, sense of contentment, and ability to create the life that you are seeking.
Do you often feel stuck in repetitive thought patterns or behaviors? Are you often anxious, nervous, reactive or frozen/unable to make changes that allow you to be more present to yourself and your life? I offer a safe and nurturing space for those seeking to understand and integrate the symptoms of heightened stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma recovery. I strive to help my clients understand the effects trauma and stress can have on the mind and body. We work together to help you recover from past and present difficult experiences to find more meaning, sense of contentment, and ability to create the life that you are seeking.
(443) 464-1254 View (443) 464-1254
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Sonte DuCote
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
I am an online therapist licensed in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia with three years of professional experience. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults to reach their greatest potential.
I am an online therapist licensed in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia with three years of professional experience. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults to reach their greatest potential.
(443) 372-4063 x230 View (443) 372-4063 x230
Photo of Claire Abernathy, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Claire Abernathy, LCSW-C
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21209
Hello, I am J. Claire Abernathy. I have focused on supporting people dealing with a wide range of psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression , family relationships, grief and loss, trauma, and adjustment. I also have experience treating substance use disorders and supporting persons in recovery. I work with the LGBTQ+ community. I welcome desisters, detransitioners, and those families with children questioning sex and gender identity, that want a risk averse approach to care.
Hello, I am J. Claire Abernathy. I have focused on supporting people dealing with a wide range of psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression , family relationships, grief and loss, trauma, and adjustment. I also have experience treating substance use disorders and supporting persons in recovery. I work with the LGBTQ+ community. I welcome desisters, detransitioners, and those families with children questioning sex and gender identity, that want a risk averse approach to care.
(410) 457-3234 View (410) 457-3234
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Be Yourself Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21206
Not accepting new clients
Do you want to feel seen, heard, respected, and not judged? Be Yourself Therapy Services allow you to “BE YOURSELF” in a non-judgmental space and provides you with the potential to open a world of incredible growth and healing.
Do you want to feel seen, heard, respected, and not judged? Be Yourself Therapy Services allow you to “BE YOURSELF” in a non-judgmental space and provides you with the potential to open a world of incredible growth and healing.
(443) 383-4958 View (443) 383-4958
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Lindsey Daniels
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
My clients are unique individuals that become the central focus in our work together. By teaching practical application of therapeutic skills, clients are able to work on achieving personal goals in their everyday life. We collaborate to identify patterns of thought and behaviors that may underlie roadblocks to success, making desired changes to sustain achievement of your positive life goals. I integrate approaches and methods to fit your needs, working to support the development of a resilient core sense of identity, allowing you to continually and successfully address life concerns during and after treatment.
My clients are unique individuals that become the central focus in our work together. By teaching practical application of therapeutic skills, clients are able to work on achieving personal goals in their everyday life. We collaborate to identify patterns of thought and behaviors that may underlie roadblocks to success, making desired changes to sustain achievement of your positive life goals. I integrate approaches and methods to fit your needs, working to support the development of a resilient core sense of identity, allowing you to continually and successfully address life concerns during and after treatment.
(443) 552-5894 View (443) 552-5894
Photo of Brianna Veres, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Baltimore, MD
Brianna Veres
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
As a queer and trans identified therapist, I personally understand how painful it can be to go to someone for support and be met with microaggressions, rejection, or outright hostility because of your marginalized identity. Therapy can be a transformative tool of self-discovery and a place to collaboratively develop a roadmap to a life filled with deep meaning and joy. But if your therapist does not understand or accept crucial parts of who you are, it can be deeply damaging and disheartening. If you have had experiences like these, I may be a good fit to provide you with the culturally competent therapy you deserve.
As a queer and trans identified therapist, I personally understand how painful it can be to go to someone for support and be met with microaggressions, rejection, or outright hostility because of your marginalized identity. Therapy can be a transformative tool of self-discovery and a place to collaboratively develop a roadmap to a life filled with deep meaning and joy. But if your therapist does not understand or accept crucial parts of who you are, it can be deeply damaging and disheartening. If you have had experiences like these, I may be a good fit to provide you with the culturally competent therapy you deserve.
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Photo of Kamika Pope, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baltimore, MD
Kamika Pope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Through clinical experience, compassion, and empathy I support and assist those willing to make a positive difference in their lives. I pride myself in providing a safe and supportive space, to work side by side to overcome traumas, and barriers. I specialize in addressing Depression, Anxiety and Personality Disorders. I am fully committed to listen and offer my best professional practices to help you.I am Fun, Energetic, Caring and Direct.
Through clinical experience, compassion, and empathy I support and assist those willing to make a positive difference in their lives. I pride myself in providing a safe and supportive space, to work side by side to overcome traumas, and barriers. I specialize in addressing Depression, Anxiety and Personality Disorders. I am fully committed to listen and offer my best professional practices to help you.I am Fun, Energetic, Caring and Direct.
(410) 892-1362 View (410) 892-1362
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Elaina McWilliams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with shaking old habits, to manage strong emotions, to make sense of past experiences, or with relationship conflicts? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to move forward? I will work with you to manage the challenges you are facing so that you can re-focus on what is important to you and the strengths you bring to the world.
Are you struggling with shaking old habits, to manage strong emotions, to make sense of past experiences, or with relationship conflicts? Do you feel stuck and unsure how to move forward? I will work with you to manage the challenges you are facing so that you can re-focus on what is important to you and the strengths you bring to the world.
(410) 376-8178 View (410) 376-8178
Photo of Katy Shaffer, Psychologist in Baltimore, MD
Katy Shaffer
Psychologist, PhD, LP, MD06725
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
Hi! I'm Katy, a licensed psychologist. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is there a difficult relationship in your life? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, or stress? Do you feel stuck in relationship cycles or unhelpful patterns? Do you want to find more fulfillment and happiness in your life? I would like to help. My clients are curious about their emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships and they're looking for help to move toward more happiness. You don't have to figure it all out alone. If you are looking for a safe space for collaborative exploration, healing, and problem-solving, I can offer help.
Hi! I'm Katy, a licensed psychologist. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Is there a difficult relationship in your life? Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, or stress? Do you feel stuck in relationship cycles or unhelpful patterns? Do you want to find more fulfillment and happiness in your life? I would like to help. My clients are curious about their emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships and they're looking for help to move toward more happiness. You don't have to figure it all out alone. If you are looking for a safe space for collaborative exploration, healing, and problem-solving, I can offer help.
(443) 998-8668 View (443) 998-8668
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Dwight A Polk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21229
Not accepting new clients
The focus of my practice is working with those with stress, depression, self-esteem issues, or traumatic events such as sexual abuse, death, cumulative trauma or PTSD. I have years of experience working with general clients, emergency first responders, and college age students. I am also a Crisis Counselor and have studied under the mentorship of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. I'm trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in my practice. EMDR assists those with traumatic memories and PTSD to process past events.
The focus of my practice is working with those with stress, depression, self-esteem issues, or traumatic events such as sexual abuse, death, cumulative trauma or PTSD. I have years of experience working with general clients, emergency first responders, and college age students. I am also a Crisis Counselor and have studied under the mentorship of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. I'm trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in my practice. EMDR assists those with traumatic memories and PTSD to process past events.
(443) 998-8081 View (443) 998-8081
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Hope and Faith Counseling & Educational Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, C-SWHC
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
Hi, thank you for viewing my profile. Are you avoiding life, or living life? I have 15+ years of experience working work with individual, families, couples who find it difficult to cope with daily life stressors, communicate, and manage feelings of anxiety/ depression. It can be a tough decision to acknowledge that change is needed in certain areas of our lives, the decision can be even tougher when you decide to take action. Together we will look at coping styles, problematic thoughts, and behaviors, that interfere with your daily living activities, so that you can live the life you want.
Hi, thank you for viewing my profile. Are you avoiding life, or living life? I have 15+ years of experience working work with individual, families, couples who find it difficult to cope with daily life stressors, communicate, and manage feelings of anxiety/ depression. It can be a tough decision to acknowledge that change is needed in certain areas of our lives, the decision can be even tougher when you decide to take action. Together we will look at coping styles, problematic thoughts, and behaviors, that interfere with your daily living activities, so that you can live the life you want.
(410) 609-6020 View (410) 609-6020
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Isaac M Friedman
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209
The single most important factor in helping children and adolescents heal after experiencing potentially traumatic events is having a supportive and responsive caregiver. This crucial piece of information applies to children and families who have experiences potentially traumatic events, or are struggling with depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, or behavioral/relational difficulties. As a licensed psychologist, I have had the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and their families who have experienced a wide range of traumatic events.
The single most important factor in helping children and adolescents heal after experiencing potentially traumatic events is having a supportive and responsive caregiver. This crucial piece of information applies to children and families who have experiences potentially traumatic events, or are struggling with depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, or behavioral/relational difficulties. As a licensed psychologist, I have had the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and their families who have experienced a wide range of traumatic events.
(410) 983-3366 View (410) 983-3366

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Number of Therapists in Baltimore, MD

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Baltimore, MD who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
67% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Cigna and Evernorth
69% CareFirst

How Therapists in Baltimore, MD see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Baltimore?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.