Therapists in Perryville, MD

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Kelly Grimes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Perryville, MD 21903  (Online Only)
There are often many challenges we face as we embark on various journeys through life. We experience personal, environmental, behavioral, and emotional changes that can present as challenges and problems. If you're here reading this, it means that you are probably experiencing something similar in your current journey. We can work together to find and create the change you want and need at this moment in your life.
There are often many challenges we face as we embark on various journeys through life. We experience personal, environmental, behavioral, and emotional changes that can present as challenges and problems. If you're here reading this, it means that you are probably experiencing something similar in your current journey. We can work together to find and create the change you want and need at this moment in your life.
(410) 261-4196 View (410) 261-4196
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Kevin P Wein
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Perryville, MD 21903
I'm a former Johns Hopkins Clinic Supervisor now in private practice. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I have a special passion for working with those who have a chronic disease and their families. As a Stage IV cancer survivor, I'm familiar with the emotional, physical, and financial struggles associated with being diagnosed with a chronic disease. I look forward to meeting you.
I'm a former Johns Hopkins Clinic Supervisor now in private practice. I have over 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples. I have a special passion for working with those who have a chronic disease and their families. As a Stage IV cancer survivor, I'm familiar with the emotional, physical, and financial struggles associated with being diagnosed with a chronic disease. I look forward to meeting you.
(410) 670-7839 View (410) 670-7839
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Christina M. Jensema
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Perryville, MD 21903  (Online Only)
I whole-heartedly believe in each individual's unique ability to find their true Self, the person they were meant to become. From a centered existence one is better able to make choices that promote health, supportive relationships, and passionate pursuits. At times, one may find what once was easy has become more difficult. One's emotional and perceptual landscape may become unfamiliar, what one allows others to see may not fit with how one really feels, one's path may become less certain. Therapy provides the acceptance and space with which to find oneself, perhaps for the first time.
I whole-heartedly believe in each individual's unique ability to find their true Self, the person they were meant to become. From a centered existence one is better able to make choices that promote health, supportive relationships, and passionate pursuits. At times, one may find what once was easy has become more difficult. One's emotional and perceptual landscape may become unfamiliar, what one allows others to see may not fit with how one really feels, one's path may become less certain. Therapy provides the acceptance and space with which to find oneself, perhaps for the first time.
(410) 914-1138 View (410) 914-1138
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Speak Life - Laura Dahl
Counselor, MPA, LCPC-S
Verified
Perryville, MD 21903  (Online Only)
Are you or a loved one facing challenges with substance use or alcohol? Struggling with family or relationship conflicts? Living in constant fear of uncertain outcomes? Feeling hopeless, lonely, or disconnected? As a Christian counselor, I recognize our inherent need for connection and relationships. My goal is to support individuals, couples and families, guiding them to develop healthy coping mechanisms and empowering them to cultivate fulfilling and meaningful relationships in their lives.
Are you or a loved one facing challenges with substance use or alcohol? Struggling with family or relationship conflicts? Living in constant fear of uncertain outcomes? Feeling hopeless, lonely, or disconnected? As a Christian counselor, I recognize our inherent need for connection and relationships. My goal is to support individuals, couples and families, guiding them to develop healthy coping mechanisms and empowering them to cultivate fulfilling and meaningful relationships in their lives.
(443) 693-7189 View (443) 693-7189
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Michael Thomas Foley
Counselor, MA, LGPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Perryville, MD 21903  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). I graduated with my Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. My specialty is in providing therapy to children, adolescents, and families. I have experience with oppositional defiance, behavioral issues, trauma, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and many other diagnoses and challenges in life. As a psychotherapist, my intention is always to help guide each client through a process of growth and healing.
I am a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). I graduated with my Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. My specialty is in providing therapy to children, adolescents, and families. I have experience with oppositional defiance, behavioral issues, trauma, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, and many other diagnoses and challenges in life. As a psychotherapist, my intention is always to help guide each client through a process of growth and healing.
(410) 691-3530 View (410) 691-3530
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Nichole Jones
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Perryville, MD 21903
Not accepting new clients
(Currently Full but please check back). I am so grateful you chose to continue your journey towards healing. I say continue rather than begin because I believe we all have innate strengths towards inner healing. You reading this right here, right now, demonstrates to yourself that you have internal strength, motivation, and realization that you deserve a meaningful and joyful life. I chose this career because I have learned to appreciate how beautiful life can be and I want to help others see that as well. Sometimes we just need the assistance of a compassionate 3rd party to help us view life through a lens we haven’t yet before.
(Currently Full but please check back). I am so grateful you chose to continue your journey towards healing. I say continue rather than begin because I believe we all have innate strengths towards inner healing. You reading this right here, right now, demonstrates to yourself that you have internal strength, motivation, and realization that you deserve a meaningful and joyful life. I chose this career because I have learned to appreciate how beautiful life can be and I want to help others see that as well. Sometimes we just need the assistance of a compassionate 3rd party to help us view life through a lens we haven’t yet before.
(443) 227-4381 View (443) 227-4381
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Discovery Counseling Services LLC
Counselor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Perryville, MD 21903  (Online Only)
I have 20 years of experience as a therapist and school counselor working with children, teens, young adults and families. My work focuses on meeting clients where they are and using practical strategies, creativity and a client-centered approach to empower change . Recently, I opened my own counseling business to expand my ability to help clients. My passion is to create a therapeutic relationship where clients feel comfortable , navigating defeats, celebrating successes and instill hope to reach achievable goals. I am a approved MD supervisor for LGPCs. Free consults, and weekend/evenings are available.
I have 20 years of experience as a therapist and school counselor working with children, teens, young adults and families. My work focuses on meeting clients where they are and using practical strategies, creativity and a client-centered approach to empower change . Recently, I opened my own counseling business to expand my ability to help clients. My passion is to create a therapeutic relationship where clients feel comfortable , navigating defeats, celebrating successes and instill hope to reach achievable goals. I am a approved MD supervisor for LGPCs. Free consults, and weekend/evenings are available.
(410) 401-8141 View (410) 401-8141
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Julia L Murphy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Perryville, MD 21903  (Online Only)
Hello, My name is Julia Murphy and I am the owner of Spill The Tea Counseling. I believe we all have feelings & thoughts that are waiting to be expressed. Do you find it challenging transitioning through different parts of your life & managing emotions along the way? How about being able to express yourself & be validated in a safe & trusting space? The challenge in life is finding who you are as a person & not what others want you to be. Building a trusting relationship with yourself can lead to strengthening your identity & developing a sense of self through awareness & mindfulness. Transitions can be beautiful but challenging.
Hello, My name is Julia Murphy and I am the owner of Spill The Tea Counseling. I believe we all have feelings & thoughts that are waiting to be expressed. Do you find it challenging transitioning through different parts of your life & managing emotions along the way? How about being able to express yourself & be validated in a safe & trusting space? The challenge in life is finding who you are as a person & not what others want you to be. Building a trusting relationship with yourself can lead to strengthening your identity & developing a sense of self through awareness & mindfulness. Transitions can be beautiful but challenging.
(410) 973-6503 View (410) 973-6503
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Chelsea Hayas-Keller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PMH-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Perryville, MD 21903  (Online Only)
I have a specialty in treating the pregnancy and postpartum parent. This includes the whole perinatal period, birth, postpartum, infertility, and loss. In addition to those populations, I have over 12 years of experience working with specializations such as major life transitions, anxiety, adult adhd, depression and complex trauma. I strive to provide therapy through a trauma-informed lens and integrate movement/breathwork in my practice to facilitate your overall wellbeing.
I have a specialty in treating the pregnancy and postpartum parent. This includes the whole perinatal period, birth, postpartum, infertility, and loss. In addition to those populations, I have over 12 years of experience working with specializations such as major life transitions, anxiety, adult adhd, depression and complex trauma. I strive to provide therapy through a trauma-informed lens and integrate movement/breathwork in my practice to facilitate your overall wellbeing.
(240) 557-8649 View (240) 557-8649

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Alan Kutner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Real men embrace vulnerability, honesty, and courage. It takes guts to admit needing help and face struggles head-on. It takes strength to open up, and true bravery to take action and make lasting changes. If you're a guy reading this, chances are you're tired of pretending everything is okay when it's not. Let's be real, we often hit a wall in life and reach a turning point – a bridge we need to cross. Are you looking for a therapist who is real and genuine, and can guide you across? As we embark on this transformative journey, I will be here to support you every step of the way, empowering you to be the best you you can be.
Real men embrace vulnerability, honesty, and courage. It takes guts to admit needing help and face struggles head-on. It takes strength to open up, and true bravery to take action and make lasting changes. If you're a guy reading this, chances are you're tired of pretending everything is okay when it's not. Let's be real, we often hit a wall in life and reach a turning point – a bridge we need to cross. Are you looking for a therapist who is real and genuine, and can guide you across? As we embark on this transformative journey, I will be here to support you every step of the way, empowering you to be the best you you can be.
(410) 883-5457 View (410) 883-5457
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Katlyn Workman
Counselor, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
*OPENINGS for PREGNANT and POSTPARTUM clients* Life consists of many chapters. Some bring immense joy, others terrible sadness, and some just seem to last forever. My goal for therapy is to empower my clients to manage these transitions and feel in control of their lives. My ideal client is one who is curious and motivated to make change. I enjoy working with adults, individually and couples. Using a mindfulness based, cognitive-behavioral approach, I help my clients to connect to their thoughts and feelings and to the world around them.
*OPENINGS for PREGNANT and POSTPARTUM clients* Life consists of many chapters. Some bring immense joy, others terrible sadness, and some just seem to last forever. My goal for therapy is to empower my clients to manage these transitions and feel in control of their lives. My ideal client is one who is curious and motivated to make change. I enjoy working with adults, individually and couples. Using a mindfulness based, cognitive-behavioral approach, I help my clients to connect to their thoughts and feelings and to the world around them.
(443) 400-7567 View (443) 400-7567
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Danielle Steigauf
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC, PMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Port Deposit, MD 21904  (Online Only)
Life is full of challenges that aren't always in our ability to control and can be difficult to understand. But, I believe that everyone has the ability to access their most fulfilling and happy life. Together, we can identify what's going wrong and where we can make changes to improve your happiness, relationships, and overall well-being. I utilize a client-centered integrative approach to provide the most individualized treatment. I incorporate various forms of therapy: cognitive behavioral, strengths-based, solution-focused, and mindfulness. I have advanced training in perinatal mental health and specialize in this area.
Life is full of challenges that aren't always in our ability to control and can be difficult to understand. But, I believe that everyone has the ability to access their most fulfilling and happy life. Together, we can identify what's going wrong and where we can make changes to improve your happiness, relationships, and overall well-being. I utilize a client-centered integrative approach to provide the most individualized treatment. I incorporate various forms of therapy: cognitive behavioral, strengths-based, solution-focused, and mindfulness. I have advanced training in perinatal mental health and specialize in this area.
(410) 324-6867 View (410) 324-6867
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Melanie Sipes
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, C-DBT, CTMH
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Have the challenges of life left you feeling unsure of yourself, hopeless, anxious, sad, or withdrawn? Are your interpersonal relationships strained because you can’t find your way?
Have the challenges of life left you feeling unsure of yourself, hopeless, anxious, sad, or withdrawn? Are your interpersonal relationships strained because you can’t find your way?
(410) 970-3184 View (410) 970-3184
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Julie A Mizak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, ACE CPT, CF L2, Pn1
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078
Are you looking for a different approach toward helping yourself? Does activity bring a smile to your face? Does being in the gym help with your mental health? If yes, let's connect! I want to help you through your struggles while getting fit too! I believe that your health and wellness come first. If you don't take care of yourself first, then who will? I am able to meet the client where they are and be able to help them manage the stressors that they have face in everyday life. If you just want to sit and chat, we can do that too!
Are you looking for a different approach toward helping yourself? Does activity bring a smile to your face? Does being in the gym help with your mental health? If yes, let's connect! I want to help you through your struggles while getting fit too! I believe that your health and wellness come first. If you don't take care of yourself first, then who will? I am able to meet the client where they are and be able to help them manage the stressors that they have face in everyday life. If you just want to sit and chat, we can do that too!
(410) 438-8897 View (410) 438-8897
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Accepting New Clients! Start Your Healing Journey
Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself struggling with anxious thoughts? Are the trials of everyday life trapping you in a cycle of depression? Maybe you are having a hard time processing a traumatic event that has happened to you? You are not alone, and you do not have to continue struggling. I will provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive atmosphere that allows you to express yourself openly and freely. As a client of mine, I will help you work through whatever it is you are currently experiencing and help you work towards a happier tomorrow
Do you find yourself struggling with anxious thoughts? Are the trials of everyday life trapping you in a cycle of depression? Maybe you are having a hard time processing a traumatic event that has happened to you? You are not alone, and you do not have to continue struggling. I will provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive atmosphere that allows you to express yourself openly and freely. As a client of mine, I will help you work through whatever it is you are currently experiencing and help you work towards a happier tomorrow
(443) 681-6627 View (443) 681-6627
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Anna C Maling Therapy
Counselor, MA
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Currently accepting NEW clients! I work with clients during all life transitions, but particularly ones around reproductive mental health. If you are experiencing an unintended pregnancy, I offer unbiased support navigating options of parenting, adoption or abortion. Whatever you decide, you can reflect and process during our time together. You might be experiencing the life transition of a pregnancy or postpartum. This is an exciting time that is also filled with big emotional swings. Be seen. Be heard. Be supported. Be safe. Be you.
Currently accepting NEW clients! I work with clients during all life transitions, but particularly ones around reproductive mental health. If you are experiencing an unintended pregnancy, I offer unbiased support navigating options of parenting, adoption or abortion. Whatever you decide, you can reflect and process during our time together. You might be experiencing the life transition of a pregnancy or postpartum. This is an exciting time that is also filled with big emotional swings. Be seen. Be heard. Be supported. Be safe. Be you.
(443) 903-2588 View (443) 903-2588
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C. Scott Dehorty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078
I work with individuals or families who are not living the lives they want to live. This could be due to addiction, chronic pain, mental health issues, life circumstances or the natural progression of change. I do not believe therapy needs to be a somber or gut-wrenching experience, but it can be uncomfortable. This does not mean it can not also be invigorating and pleasant. I offer HIPAA- compliant tele therapy via video conference for those who travel frequently, physically unable to make an office visit or outside of the geographic location.
I work with individuals or families who are not living the lives they want to live. This could be due to addiction, chronic pain, mental health issues, life circumstances or the natural progression of change. I do not believe therapy needs to be a somber or gut-wrenching experience, but it can be uncomfortable. This does not mean it can not also be invigorating and pleasant. I offer HIPAA- compliant tele therapy via video conference for those who travel frequently, physically unable to make an office visit or outside of the geographic location.
(410) 618-1248 View (410) 618-1248
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Rony Kusnadi
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, CMNLP, CCTP, VSTCP
Verified
Havre De Grace, MD 21078
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with more than 30 years of working as a mental health clinician. I have extensive experience helping children, adults, and families. I have a heart for people who are struggling with issues of everyday life. Day after day, we feel pressures and struggles that can turn us into people we don't want to be. I want to help you overcome these problems and difficult situations. I believe everyone can change because personalities and brains are flexible and adaptive.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with more than 30 years of working as a mental health clinician. I have extensive experience helping children, adults, and families. I have a heart for people who are struggling with issues of everyday life. Day after day, we feel pressures and struggles that can turn us into people we don't want to be. I want to help you overcome these problems and difficult situations. I believe everyone can change because personalities and brains are flexible and adaptive.
(240) 754-2796 View (240) 754-2796
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Sarah E Dziwanowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I view my work with clients as a collaborative effort. I provide direct and honest feedback while holding space for reflection and exploration. I enjoy working with people who want to learn more about themselves and how to make the changes they desire. People navigating grief, anxiety, depression, trauma and addictions can process their stories, gain a deeper awareness of self and learn healthy coping strategies. My style has been described as warm, compassionate and relatable.
I view my work with clients as a collaborative effort. I provide direct and honest feedback while holding space for reflection and exploration. I enjoy working with people who want to learn more about themselves and how to make the changes they desire. People navigating grief, anxiety, depression, trauma and addictions can process their stories, gain a deeper awareness of self and learn healthy coping strategies. My style has been described as warm, compassionate and relatable.
(410) 237-0167 View (410) 237-0167
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Michael W Senko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, CIRT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Havre De Grace, MD 21078  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging, and sometimes we need a hand to help us through dark moments. Asking for help is a strength, and you deserve respect for your bravery in getting this far in your search. It is an honor to work with my clients to help them accomplish their life and relationship goals. We do our best work when we feel comfortable, therefore my practice is based on compassion and acceptance. Sometimes emotions and situations are overwhelming. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Allow me to help empower you to gain control over your life. Learn new ways to cope with your world and your relationships.
Life can be challenging, and sometimes we need a hand to help us through dark moments. Asking for help is a strength, and you deserve respect for your bravery in getting this far in your search. It is an honor to work with my clients to help them accomplish their life and relationship goals. We do our best work when we feel comfortable, therefore my practice is based on compassion and acceptance. Sometimes emotions and situations are overwhelming. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Allow me to help empower you to gain control over your life. Learn new ways to cope with your world and your relationships.
(443) 879-9959 View (443) 879-9959

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Number of Therapists in Perryville, MD

< 10

Therapists in Perryville, MD who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Grief
89% Anger Management
78% Behavioral Issues
78% Family Conflict
78% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Perryville, MD see their clients

77% Online Only
23% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Perryville?

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.