Therapists in Eldersburg, MD

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Bridgit Lacy-Wolak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
Do people say how great your life is and how great you are, but as you smile and nod you know that deep down you’re consumed with anxiety, fear of failure, imposter syndrome, or self-doubt? Are your nights plagued obsessing about the next day, recounting all the “silly” things you said or did, or reliving all your regrets? Does the possibility of making mistakes scare the hell out of you and keep you stuck? And, have you ever felt confident when you’re alone and believe you can conquer the world, but once you’re around other people, your adult self suddenly becomes an awkward teenager?
Do people say how great your life is and how great you are, but as you smile and nod you know that deep down you’re consumed with anxiety, fear of failure, imposter syndrome, or self-doubt? Are your nights plagued obsessing about the next day, recounting all the “silly” things you said or did, or reliving all your regrets? Does the possibility of making mistakes scare the hell out of you and keep you stuck? And, have you ever felt confident when you’re alone and believe you can conquer the world, but once you’re around other people, your adult self suddenly becomes an awkward teenager?
(240) 679-5725 View (240) 679-5725
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Mario Conliffe
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Feeling hopeless or depressed? Angry? Anxious? Overwhelmed by life's circumstances? Struggling with drug or alcohol addiction? Tired of the family dysfunction? Well, I am here to listen and to help you make the changes you wish to see in your life. I work with individuals (age 15+), families, and couples who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family dysfunction, substance abuse and addiction issues, stressful life transitions, and other difficulties. I am also trained in pastoral counseling and respond to spiritual and existential concerns when clients desire.
Feeling hopeless or depressed? Angry? Anxious? Overwhelmed by life's circumstances? Struggling with drug or alcohol addiction? Tired of the family dysfunction? Well, I am here to listen and to help you make the changes you wish to see in your life. I work with individuals (age 15+), families, and couples who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, family dysfunction, substance abuse and addiction issues, stressful life transitions, and other difficulties. I am also trained in pastoral counseling and respond to spiritual and existential concerns when clients desire.
(240) 493-8959 View (240) 493-8959
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Tamara C. Almonte
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The Journey Begins Here... I have found, for my patients and myself, that life is a series of adjustments. Some adjustments are small, smooth and easy, and we may even feel grateful for the new direction on our path. Some of these adjustments are overwhelming. They knock us to our knees, and we feel we may never get up again. Most are somewhere in between.... Whatever challenges bring you to seek counsel, rest assured there is help to adjust and navigate the road ahead.
The Journey Begins Here... I have found, for my patients and myself, that life is a series of adjustments. Some adjustments are small, smooth and easy, and we may even feel grateful for the new direction on our path. Some of these adjustments are overwhelming. They knock us to our knees, and we feel we may never get up again. Most are somewhere in between.... Whatever challenges bring you to seek counsel, rest assured there is help to adjust and navigate the road ahead.
(410) 220-6019 View (410) 220-6019
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Nadine M Centineo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
I am a skilled clinician with experience working with client's ranging from children and adolescence through adulthood. I have over 20 years experience in outpatient and inpatient settings seeing clients with a wide range of mental health diagnosis. I seek to help clients' negotiate difficulties and optimize their functioning using validation, a person-centered approach, as well as various evidence based and trauma informed treatment modalities. Whether working in an individual, family, or couples setting, my goal is to increase clients' capacity to cope with life stressors and build skills working toward living their best life.
I am a skilled clinician with experience working with client's ranging from children and adolescence through adulthood. I have over 20 years experience in outpatient and inpatient settings seeing clients with a wide range of mental health diagnosis. I seek to help clients' negotiate difficulties and optimize their functioning using validation, a person-centered approach, as well as various evidence based and trauma informed treatment modalities. Whether working in an individual, family, or couples setting, my goal is to increase clients' capacity to cope with life stressors and build skills working toward living their best life.
(667) 200-0732 View (667) 200-0732
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George M Forsythe
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eldersburg, MD 21784
There can be times in our life where we feel stuck, or in a pit without a way out. This may be life's normal rhythm or could be unresolved trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, addictions, relationship conflict, or grief / loss. It's possible you do not even know why you feel stuck. Maybe you tried to climb out on your own, only to slip back deeper than before. In my 25 year career as a police officer, I have been where many of you are. I have now dedicated my life to helping individuals find the strength and resiliency to move towards healing. I can help you find your path forward as well.
There can be times in our life where we feel stuck, or in a pit without a way out. This may be life's normal rhythm or could be unresolved trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, addictions, relationship conflict, or grief / loss. It's possible you do not even know why you feel stuck. Maybe you tried to climb out on your own, only to slip back deeper than before. In my 25 year career as a police officer, I have been where many of you are. I have now dedicated my life to helping individuals find the strength and resiliency to move towards healing. I can help you find your path forward as well.
(443) 234-8416 View (443) 234-8416
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Hilary Cleveland
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
I believe that every person has the right, responsibility, and ability to live their life in a healthy and fulfilling way. Too often we put our own mental health needs to the side in order to "make it through" whatever hardship is being faced. Whether it is familial issues, anxiety, depression, identity, or life transitions, people face many challenges to their mental health. If you are ready to talk to someone in a non judgmental or pressured environment, who will work with you to create goals and positive change, please consider reaching out to me!
I believe that every person has the right, responsibility, and ability to live their life in a healthy and fulfilling way. Too often we put our own mental health needs to the side in order to "make it through" whatever hardship is being faced. Whether it is familial issues, anxiety, depression, identity, or life transitions, people face many challenges to their mental health. If you are ready to talk to someone in a non judgmental or pressured environment, who will work with you to create goals and positive change, please consider reaching out to me!
(410) 600-7349 View (410) 600-7349
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Lisa R. Dubbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Struggling with trauma or PTSD, depression or anxiety? Looking for a compassionate and supportive therapist to guide you through a tough time or emotional time in your life? Wherever you are on your life's journey, I will start with you there, then support you while you move forward toward personal growth, peace and recovery. I work to provide empathic understanding and to build a trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe and comfortable environment.
Struggling with trauma or PTSD, depression or anxiety? Looking for a compassionate and supportive therapist to guide you through a tough time or emotional time in your life? Wherever you are on your life's journey, I will start with you there, then support you while you move forward toward personal growth, peace and recovery. I work to provide empathic understanding and to build a trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe and comfortable environment.
(410) 983-3585 View (410) 983-3585
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Jessica Smith
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to manage the stressors of every day life? Finding it difficult to adjust to new changes in your life? Are you and your partner having trouble connecting or communicating needs to each other? Is your family finding it hard to function as a unit? Have you experienced a traumatic event that you have not been able to talk about or work through? I understand these things can be difficult to face alone, and reaching out to a therapist is a great place to begin working through life's obstacles.
Are you struggling to manage the stressors of every day life? Finding it difficult to adjust to new changes in your life? Are you and your partner having trouble connecting or communicating needs to each other? Is your family finding it hard to function as a unit? Have you experienced a traumatic event that you have not been able to talk about or work through? I understand these things can be difficult to face alone, and reaching out to a therapist is a great place to begin working through life's obstacles.
(443) 294-8984 View (443) 294-8984
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Pool Ubillus
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC Int
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
My goal is to create a safe space for clients to be able to open up about themselves and their needs. I’m a firm believer that therapy is a team effort. It can only be done if both counselor and client come together to accomplish goals together. I especially like helping clients to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have experience helping teens and young people to work towards goals to better their life.
My goal is to create a safe space for clients to be able to open up about themselves and their needs. I’m a firm believer that therapy is a team effort. It can only be done if both counselor and client come together to accomplish goals together. I especially like helping clients to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have experience helping teens and young people to work towards goals to better their life.
(410) 892-1460 View (410) 892-1460
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Katie R Thompson
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Waitlist for new clients
We all have a story. Our stories define us in many ways. If you are scrolling through this website then you have already started the hardest part of therapy—making a decision to invite someone else in to your story. As your counselor, I aim to help you integrate all parts of your story within a framework of safety, compassion, and authenticity. I understand the importance of feeling safe, and acknowledge it will take time to build rapport. As a person who has faced many of her own obstacles, I offer a unique emphasis on self-compassion and acceptance along with accountability and action when needed.
We all have a story. Our stories define us in many ways. If you are scrolling through this website then you have already started the hardest part of therapy—making a decision to invite someone else in to your story. As your counselor, I aim to help you integrate all parts of your story within a framework of safety, compassion, and authenticity. I understand the importance of feeling safe, and acknowledge it will take time to build rapport. As a person who has faced many of her own obstacles, I offer a unique emphasis on self-compassion and acceptance along with accountability and action when needed.
(410) 936-6502 View (410) 936-6502
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Michael Mandel
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
Have you had therapists in the past that just didn't listen? Felt like you couldn't connect? Michael is a therapist that believes the relationship between counselor and client is vital to the therapeutic process. He prides himself on creating bonds with each client that he sees. Michael creates a comfortable environment that is free of judgement. He uses his enthusiasm and optimistic attitude to help each person feel at ease. Michael will work to empower his clients in every way.
Have you had therapists in the past that just didn't listen? Felt like you couldn't connect? Michael is a therapist that believes the relationship between counselor and client is vital to the therapeutic process. He prides himself on creating bonds with each client that he sees. Michael creates a comfortable environment that is free of judgement. He uses his enthusiasm and optimistic attitude to help each person feel at ease. Michael will work to empower his clients in every way.
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Carroll Counseling Ctrs - Mt. Airy And Eldersburg
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Life today is difficult with all the demands placed on us by our family, work and our own need to achieve. Add to this the emotional stress of family conflict, divorce, defiant children, an illness or death in the family, and you begin to understand why more and more people are seeking the help of mental health professionals.
Life today is difficult with all the demands placed on us by our family, work and our own need to achieve. Add to this the emotional stress of family conflict, divorce, defiant children, an illness or death in the family, and you begin to understand why more and more people are seeking the help of mental health professionals.
(443) 233-0359 View (443) 233-0359
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Pamela A. Del Nero And Therapy Dog Kenny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
When facing challenging times, therapy can provide a safe place to talk about those challenges. I am happy to announce the addition of the newest staff member, Kenny, a certified therapy dog whose presence helps create a safe space. My goal is to help clients achieve their own "zen" state by learning how to recognize, access, & trust their own intuition. I view therapy as part of one's wellness journey. And one of the most important challenges in this journey is to understand one's personal power & how to manage it. Therapy is a challenging process, but I will be your advocate & help you learn to become your own advocate.
When facing challenging times, therapy can provide a safe place to talk about those challenges. I am happy to announce the addition of the newest staff member, Kenny, a certified therapy dog whose presence helps create a safe space. My goal is to help clients achieve their own "zen" state by learning how to recognize, access, & trust their own intuition. I view therapy as part of one's wellness journey. And one of the most important challenges in this journey is to understand one's personal power & how to manage it. Therapy is a challenging process, but I will be your advocate & help you learn to become your own advocate.
(410) 927-5132 View (410) 927-5132
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Lauren Greenwald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
I have training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mediation and specialize in working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflicts, parenting issues, school issues, marital issues and life cycle transitions.
I have training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mediation and specialize in working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflicts, parenting issues, school issues, marital issues and life cycle transitions.
(443) 399-2076 View (443) 399-2076
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Back 2 Basics Nutrition and Pediatric Therapy
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with children and adolescents to support them with a variety of challenges. I have come along side clients and their families to address areas such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, fear, ADD, picky eating, and behavioral concerns. Together we create goals, develop coping strategies, mindfulness practices, explore thoughts, and creatively work on areas of concern. I am passionate about families having tools and support for mental health.
I enjoy working with children and adolescents to support them with a variety of challenges. I have come along side clients and their families to address areas such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, fear, ADD, picky eating, and behavioral concerns. Together we create goals, develop coping strategies, mindfulness practices, explore thoughts, and creatively work on areas of concern. I am passionate about families having tools and support for mental health.
(410) 401-0803 View (410) 401-0803
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Stefani Comer
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Not accepting new clients
I believe there is a unique potential in every human interaction and I believe in therapy as an experience of self-understanding. Whether you are looking for exploration and transformation or to change the way you think and behave, I am committed to providing sound clinical advice and guidance. I earned my undergraduate degree from Rider University, and my Master of Science degree in mental health counseling from McDaniel College. I have clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
I believe there is a unique potential in every human interaction and I believe in therapy as an experience of self-understanding. Whether you are looking for exploration and transformation or to change the way you think and behave, I am committed to providing sound clinical advice and guidance. I earned my undergraduate degree from Rider University, and my Master of Science degree in mental health counseling from McDaniel College. I have clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
(410) 618-1023 View (410) 618-1023
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Lauren Powers
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Not accepting new clients
I love helping people who feel stuck. Stuck with spiraling stress, worry, and anxiety. Stuck with memories of a distressing or painful life experience that happened a long time ago, but feels like it was just yesterday. Stuck with negative beliefs about yourself. Therapy can help you get unstuck! As someone who has sat on the other side of the couch, I understand the vulnerability and courage it takes to start the journey towards healing and growth and I know that it is through genuine connection and the safety of being able to show up and have all parts of you welcomed, heard, and cared for that change and healing can happen.
I love helping people who feel stuck. Stuck with spiraling stress, worry, and anxiety. Stuck with memories of a distressing or painful life experience that happened a long time ago, but feels like it was just yesterday. Stuck with negative beliefs about yourself. Therapy can help you get unstuck! As someone who has sat on the other side of the couch, I understand the vulnerability and courage it takes to start the journey towards healing and growth and I know that it is through genuine connection and the safety of being able to show up and have all parts of you welcomed, heard, and cared for that change and healing can happen.
(410) 755-5274 View (410) 755-5274
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Marci Drimer, Design For Your Soul LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Accepting NEW Clients! I have been a social worker for more than 30 years. I feel honored to do this work. It has been my experience that everyone wants and needs to feel loved. We want love from our parents, love from our partners and love from our friends. When we believe that we don't have love we look to find substitutes.(ie. money, substances, food, material things) Nothing we try to "do" makes us feel fulfilled. They last for a short time and then the feeling of unrest comes again. It is an endless cycle of looking and not finding the love we desire. You have always been loved and worthy.
Accepting NEW Clients! I have been a social worker for more than 30 years. I feel honored to do this work. It has been my experience that everyone wants and needs to feel loved. We want love from our parents, love from our partners and love from our friends. When we believe that we don't have love we look to find substitutes.(ie. money, substances, food, material things) Nothing we try to "do" makes us feel fulfilled. They last for a short time and then the feeling of unrest comes again. It is an endless cycle of looking and not finding the love we desire. You have always been loved and worthy.
(410) 753-4722 View (410) 753-4722
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Therapy by Dr Sabrina J Krum
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Are you ready for a change in your life? Are you unhappy or worried or struggling to make healthy changes in your life? I am a licensed psychologist here to help you on your journey to a better you. I provide individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults, and I am here to help you move towards a healthier future and lifestyle that you have always wanted. With my experience in treating mood disorders, self-esteem issues, women's issues, life transitions, college readiness and mental health, body image concerns, and relationship struggles, I know I can help you improve both emotionally and physically.
Are you ready for a change in your life? Are you unhappy or worried or struggling to make healthy changes in your life? I am a licensed psychologist here to help you on your journey to a better you. I provide individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults, and I am here to help you move towards a healthier future and lifestyle that you have always wanted. With my experience in treating mood disorders, self-esteem issues, women's issues, life transitions, college readiness and mental health, body image concerns, and relationship struggles, I know I can help you improve both emotionally and physically.
(301) 381-3855 View (301) 381-3855
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Stephanie Weiland Knarr
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Eldersburg, MD 21784
If you have found your way here to my Relationship Repair Shop, there is a good chance that you are all too familiar with life stress and relationship problems! I have worked as a therapist building my own company in the Baltimore Washington region since 1999 - All while overcoming my own personal suffering. As I say in my motivational speech, I get to witness people's transformation from crisis to triumph! You may be confused or filling up the wastebasket with tissues, but with a little Relationship Repair let's convert this drama into a victory lap! Ready... Set... Go!
If you have found your way here to my Relationship Repair Shop, there is a good chance that you are all too familiar with life stress and relationship problems! I have worked as a therapist building my own company in the Baltimore Washington region since 1999 - All while overcoming my own personal suffering. As I say in my motivational speech, I get to witness people's transformation from crisis to triumph! You may be confused or filling up the wastebasket with tissues, but with a little Relationship Repair let's convert this drama into a victory lap! Ready... Set... Go!
(410) 517-7667 View (410) 517-7667

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Number of Therapists in Eldersburg, MD

50+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Eldersburg, MD who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
71% Stress
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% CareFirst
83% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Eldersburg, MD see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Eldersburg?

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.