Therapists in Ruxton, MD

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Julie Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ruxton, MD 21204  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed, anxious or irritable? Having difficulty at work, school or in your relationships? Feeling "stuck" in your life? Are you your own worst critic? Are you searching for a compassionate and experienced therapist to empower you to change the way you look at things and support your personal growth? My intention as a therapist is to create a friendly, non-judgmental space that facilitates healing and growth by accessing your natural inner wisdom and strengths.
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed, anxious or irritable? Having difficulty at work, school or in your relationships? Feeling "stuck" in your life? Are you your own worst critic? Are you searching for a compassionate and experienced therapist to empower you to change the way you look at things and support your personal growth? My intention as a therapist is to create a friendly, non-judgmental space that facilitates healing and growth by accessing your natural inner wisdom and strengths.
(667) 206-3030 View (667) 206-3030
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Judith Geller LCSW-C Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MA
Verified
Ruxton, MD 21204  (Online Only)
I am here to help you connect with your inner strengths and to know your own deepest wisdom. We all have an incredible capacity to heal and to meet whatever challenges show up in our lives. I bring deep compassion and skills from two and a half decades of helping clients with everything from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, acute trauma/PTSD, past abuse, dissociation, and OCD to marital/relationship problems, family issues, failure-to-launch, and intimacy issues. Together, we will partner to help you move forward into the life you are meant to be living.
I am here to help you connect with your inner strengths and to know your own deepest wisdom. We all have an incredible capacity to heal and to meet whatever challenges show up in our lives. I bring deep compassion and skills from two and a half decades of helping clients with everything from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, acute trauma/PTSD, past abuse, dissociation, and OCD to marital/relationship problems, family issues, failure-to-launch, and intimacy issues. Together, we will partner to help you move forward into the life you are meant to be living.
(443) 341-0244 View (443) 341-0244
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Nancy Ruth Goldblatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Ruxton, MD 21204  (Online Only)
Have you been carrying too many burdens for too long? Do you feel like Sisyphus, pushing a boulder up a mountain, and just when you are close to the top you lose momentum and slide back down and have to start again? Do you wonder why?
Have you been carrying too many burdens for too long? Do you feel like Sisyphus, pushing a boulder up a mountain, and just when you are close to the top you lose momentum and slide back down and have to start again? Do you wonder why?
(410) 709-6874 View (410) 709-6874
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Mary King
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ruxton, MD 21204
Hello. If you are dealing with a situation that seems so big, it gets in the way of other things in your life, or if you are trying to make sense of a relationship issue, a decision that can’t be resolved or maybe dealing with what you think might be anxiety or depression or some other mental health issue, know that mental health therapy can help you to clarify, manage and feel better. I work with adolescents, teens and adults who want an open minded listener who brainstorms with you to find creative solutions to the things that are keeping you from functioning and feeling as well as you think you can.
Hello. If you are dealing with a situation that seems so big, it gets in the way of other things in your life, or if you are trying to make sense of a relationship issue, a decision that can’t be resolved or maybe dealing with what you think might be anxiety or depression or some other mental health issue, know that mental health therapy can help you to clarify, manage and feel better. I work with adolescents, teens and adults who want an open minded listener who brainstorms with you to find creative solutions to the things that are keeping you from functioning and feeling as well as you think you can.
(667) 200-0429 View (667) 200-0429
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Grace Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ruxton, MD 21204
I specialize in working with people of all ages who are struggling with anxiety, OCD, and trauma. In addition to this, I specialize in working with people of all ages who are questioning their gender or sexual orientation. Through gender affirming care, I hope to validate and empower you to feel comfortable being your truest self. As a therapist, I tailor my practice and treatment approach to each individual and family, while working to meet my clients where they are. I believe that providing a safe and welcoming space for my clients is essential to the therapeutic process, and promotes emotional growth and change.
I specialize in working with people of all ages who are struggling with anxiety, OCD, and trauma. In addition to this, I specialize in working with people of all ages who are questioning their gender or sexual orientation. Through gender affirming care, I hope to validate and empower you to feel comfortable being your truest self. As a therapist, I tailor my practice and treatment approach to each individual and family, while working to meet my clients where they are. I believe that providing a safe and welcoming space for my clients is essential to the therapeutic process, and promotes emotional growth and change.
(443) 232-1698 View (443) 232-1698

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Thoko Shumba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Towson, MD 21204  (Online Only)
Do you feel strong, intense, emotions and it's affecting your life? Therapy is a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore and untangle the different parts of your life. During our time together, we will explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences to gain insight into the things going on in your life. We will then work to equip you with the tools you need to build a life you envision for yourself and adapt to adversity. I provide a safe space to be seen, heard and to receive support.
Do you feel strong, intense, emotions and it's affecting your life? Therapy is a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore and untangle the different parts of your life. During our time together, we will explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences to gain insight into the things going on in your life. We will then work to equip you with the tools you need to build a life you envision for yourself and adapt to adversity. I provide a safe space to be seen, heard and to receive support.
(240) 789-4061 View (240) 789-4061
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Dr. Kristen Nicholson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW-C
Verified
Towson, MD 21204  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you've landed here, you have made a valuable decision to honor your inner needs and feelings. I believe that all individuals have a desire to live meaningful and purposeful lives, yet sometimes become "stuck" in unhealthy ways of thinking about themselves and their circumstances. I am extensively trained in the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and the use of Afrocentric practices. I'm also a Certified Daring Way Facilitator which means I'm trained in the work and research of Dr. Brene Brown which focuses on managing issues related to shame and fear while learning to embrace vulnerability, courage, and worthiness.
If you've landed here, you have made a valuable decision to honor your inner needs and feelings. I believe that all individuals have a desire to live meaningful and purposeful lives, yet sometimes become "stuck" in unhealthy ways of thinking about themselves and their circumstances. I am extensively trained in the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and the use of Afrocentric practices. I'm also a Certified Daring Way Facilitator which means I'm trained in the work and research of Dr. Brene Brown which focuses on managing issues related to shame and fear while learning to embrace vulnerability, courage, and worthiness.
(301) 710-9211 View (301) 710-9211
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Vibrant Feeding Therapy, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D
Verified
Towson, MD 21204
Feeding is often times taken for granted. It is something many children acquire and maintain naturally; however, this is not the case for everyone. Children with feeding disorders may eat extremely limited diets, need supplemental nutrition through feeding tubes or specialized formulas, require table foods to be blended or manipulated to a lower texture, and/or depend upon others to feed them. Though feeding disorders can be multifaceted, including having medical, nutritional, and oral-motor components, psychsocial or behavioral difficulties are also at the forefront of many feeding challenges.
Feeding is often times taken for granted. It is something many children acquire and maintain naturally; however, this is not the case for everyone. Children with feeding disorders may eat extremely limited diets, need supplemental nutrition through feeding tubes or specialized formulas, require table foods to be blended or manipulated to a lower texture, and/or depend upon others to feed them. Though feeding disorders can be multifaceted, including having medical, nutritional, and oral-motor components, psychsocial or behavioral difficulties are also at the forefront of many feeding challenges.
(410) 324-6425 View (410) 324-6425
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William Nation
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Towson, MD 21204  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks a unique path to recovery, traditional but new. They grapple with the weight of mental health challenges and desire not just relief but a journey towards self-discovery. Their issues are nuanced, requiring a therapist who understands the complexities of mental health but also recognizes the healing potential in unconventional avenues. They aim to intertwine their passions with therapy, using the familiar landscapes of virtual realms and beloved narratives to fuel meaningful change. In this fusion, they see not only a therapeutic process but a transformative adventure tailored to their needs and aspirations.
My ideal client seeks a unique path to recovery, traditional but new. They grapple with the weight of mental health challenges and desire not just relief but a journey towards self-discovery. Their issues are nuanced, requiring a therapist who understands the complexities of mental health but also recognizes the healing potential in unconventional avenues. They aim to intertwine their passions with therapy, using the familiar landscapes of virtual realms and beloved narratives to fuel meaningful change. In this fusion, they see not only a therapeutic process but a transformative adventure tailored to their needs and aspirations.
(410) 888-0798 View (410) 888-0798
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Barbara A Reade
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, CPC
Verified
Towson, MD 21204
I am a Certified IFS therapist, and am excited to offer this new type of therapy to you. IFS provides a long term healing, not just techniques to change a behavior. I experience people changing both subtly and profoundly, finding a natural flow as they change, not a forced effort to change. I act as a supportive guide and compassionate healer and teacher. We will work together, collaboratively. I also use other therapies, like cognitive therapy, as well as somatic approaches, and trauma based neuroscience to enhance your healing process. I see individuals and couples, and other family members whenever helpful to you. Welcome!
I am a Certified IFS therapist, and am excited to offer this new type of therapy to you. IFS provides a long term healing, not just techniques to change a behavior. I experience people changing both subtly and profoundly, finding a natural flow as they change, not a forced effort to change. I act as a supportive guide and compassionate healer and teacher. We will work together, collaboratively. I also use other therapies, like cognitive therapy, as well as somatic approaches, and trauma based neuroscience to enhance your healing process. I see individuals and couples, and other family members whenever helpful to you. Welcome!
(410) 604-8140 View (410) 604-8140
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Anita Bains
MS, APRN, BC
Verified
Towson, MD 21286  (Online Only)
As a therapist specializing in PTSD, trauma, stress, and anxiety I will help you navigate the path toward healing and growth. Together, we will heal the wounds of the past and uncover the resilience within you. and work towards reclaiming your life from the grip of past experiences. With my extensive experience and training, I have witnessed the profound impact that healing past can have on individuals. I understand that these challenges can manifest in various ways, affecting your emotions, relationships, and overall well-being.
As a therapist specializing in PTSD, trauma, stress, and anxiety I will help you navigate the path toward healing and growth. Together, we will heal the wounds of the past and uncover the resilience within you. and work towards reclaiming your life from the grip of past experiences. With my extensive experience and training, I have witnessed the profound impact that healing past can have on individuals. I understand that these challenges can manifest in various ways, affecting your emotions, relationships, and overall well-being.
(360) 529-3734 View (360) 529-3734
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R Mark Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Towson, MD 21286
I have been working with people in the behavioral health arena since 1984. I see many diverse individuals who have been living with many different issues. I feel that it is important to meet the individual where they are, and with them determine what types of change will be facilitated by therapy. I currently see a number of individuals who are battling substance abuse in addition to other life issues. My goals are to help motivate the individual to change and then help them to make and maintain the changes they need to make.
I have been working with people in the behavioral health arena since 1984. I see many diverse individuals who have been living with many different issues. I feel that it is important to meet the individual where they are, and with them determine what types of change will be facilitated by therapy. I currently see a number of individuals who are battling substance abuse in addition to other life issues. My goals are to help motivate the individual to change and then help them to make and maintain the changes they need to make.
(410) 514-6457 View (410) 514-6457
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Julia Goldberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Timonium, MD 21093
Accepting new clients! I currently hold a Master's in Social Work and have a strong background in helping both adolescents and adults navigate various mental health challenges. My expertise spans a wide range of conditions including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and relationship conflict. I approach therapy with the view that clients are the experts of their own lives, and use authenticity, empathy, and kindness to build a strong therapeutic relationship.
Accepting new clients! I currently hold a Master's in Social Work and have a strong background in helping both adolescents and adults navigate various mental health challenges. My expertise spans a wide range of conditions including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and relationship conflict. I approach therapy with the view that clients are the experts of their own lives, and use authenticity, empathy, and kindness to build a strong therapeutic relationship.
(410) 862-2754 View (410) 862-2754
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Kimberly Toepfer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Towson, MD 21204
Not accepting new clients
Finding the right therapist can be a great investment in your self growth and healing. I believe that everyone is deserving of support - my goal is to hold a non-judgmental and compassionate space for you to identify and work toward your goals. I am a queer-identified clinical social worker who practices from an anti-oppressive, intersectional feminist lens. I work with adults (18 and over) and specialize in supporting those who have experienced trauma, attachment wounding, anxiety, substance use, dissociation, and dissociative disorders.
Finding the right therapist can be a great investment in your self growth and healing. I believe that everyone is deserving of support - my goal is to hold a non-judgmental and compassionate space for you to identify and work toward your goals. I am a queer-identified clinical social worker who practices from an anti-oppressive, intersectional feminist lens. I work with adults (18 and over) and specialize in supporting those who have experienced trauma, attachment wounding, anxiety, substance use, dissociation, and dissociative disorders.
(443) 373-0909 View (443) 373-0909
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Suburban Crossroads Counseling
Counselor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Towson, MD 21286
We provide counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families who may be facing emotional stress. This stress can be brought on by any major event in a person's life: loss, failure, illness, or tension between people who interact closely. Treatment is focused on helping people explore the problems being faced, and the options available to resolve them. According to their needs and interests, our clients may explore the integration of their spirituality and counseling or psychotherapy.
We provide counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families who may be facing emotional stress. This stress can be brought on by any major event in a person's life: loss, failure, illness, or tension between people who interact closely. Treatment is focused on helping people explore the problems being faced, and the options available to resolve them. According to their needs and interests, our clients may explore the integration of their spirituality and counseling or psychotherapy.
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Jill E. Peek
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Towson, MD 21204
Having trouble navigating the new world we live in? Feeling overwhelmed by life? Do you feel like you are alone and no one could possibly understand what you are going through? Whatever you are experiencing, it is okay to discuss without feeling judged or embarrassed. With the demands of life, most people need a space for themselves where they can be authentic. Uncover your inner strength so you can get through life feeling more resilient. Discover what you can do to live your life how you want. Underneath it all, we all have a yearning to be heard.
Having trouble navigating the new world we live in? Feeling overwhelmed by life? Do you feel like you are alone and no one could possibly understand what you are going through? Whatever you are experiencing, it is okay to discuss without feeling judged or embarrassed. With the demands of life, most people need a space for themselves where they can be authentic. Uncover your inner strength so you can get through life feeling more resilient. Discover what you can do to live your life how you want. Underneath it all, we all have a yearning to be heard.
(667) 206-3588 View (667) 206-3588
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Kate Gorman
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Towson, MD 21204
Seeking therapy can be intimidating and sometimes uncomfortable. Sharing your inner most thoughts with another person can feel very vulnerable. However, if you are reading this, you have already taken a courageous step in finding the help you need and deserve. I strive to provide a nonjudgmental, empathic, safe, and welcoming environment where you can explore your past and present, manage stress, address challenges in relationships, and more.
Seeking therapy can be intimidating and sometimes uncomfortable. Sharing your inner most thoughts with another person can feel very vulnerable. However, if you are reading this, you have already taken a courageous step in finding the help you need and deserve. I strive to provide a nonjudgmental, empathic, safe, and welcoming environment where you can explore your past and present, manage stress, address challenges in relationships, and more.
(410) 593-3580 View (410) 593-3580
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Dr. Sandra Jeter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Towson, MD 21204  (Online Only)
As a Black millennial woman therapist, I am committed to providing a safe and healing space for individuals seeking support. My primary goal is to ensure you feel seen, heard, and valued throughout your therapeutic journey. In my practice, I work with individuals, couples, and families across various developmental stages, helping them navigate various challenges. From anxiety and depression to the pressures of imposter syndrome, relationship struggles, and communication issues. I offer a compassionate and empowering approach tailored to your unique needs.
As a Black millennial woman therapist, I am committed to providing a safe and healing space for individuals seeking support. My primary goal is to ensure you feel seen, heard, and valued throughout your therapeutic journey. In my practice, I work with individuals, couples, and families across various developmental stages, helping them navigate various challenges. From anxiety and depression to the pressures of imposter syndrome, relationship struggles, and communication issues. I offer a compassionate and empowering approach tailored to your unique needs.
(240) 823-5839 View (240) 823-5839
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Emma Rady
Counselor, MA, LGPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Towson, MD 21286  (Online Only)
I'm only seeing clients located in Maryland and fully virtual! I believe by exploring our past experiences and relationships we can find answers to better understand our own behaviors and thought processes. Our best healing happens throughout the context of a safe relationship and that is what I offer in therapy; a safe place where my client can explore their pain, trauma, hurt, and confusion in order to heal and live the most meaningful life possible. My clients know what their goals are and are excited to get to work but may need more accountability or support. Sometimes they aren't so clear and I can help with that, too!
I'm only seeing clients located in Maryland and fully virtual! I believe by exploring our past experiences and relationships we can find answers to better understand our own behaviors and thought processes. Our best healing happens throughout the context of a safe relationship and that is what I offer in therapy; a safe place where my client can explore their pain, trauma, hurt, and confusion in order to heal and live the most meaningful life possible. My clients know what their goals are and are excited to get to work but may need more accountability or support. Sometimes they aren't so clear and I can help with that, too!
(240) 512-8119 View (240) 512-8119
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UndoneCounseling
LGPC, NCC
Verified
Baltimore, MD 21286  (Online Only)
Undone Counseling is a psychotherapeutic practice serving individuals interested in engaging in an exploration of self in the pursuit of healing and growth. Therapy can often look like an undoing. It might be a mending of past trauma, grief and hurt or an undoing of ideas and systems that no longer serve us. It is a beautiful unraveling of parts of self and an excavation of our history in discovery of who we are and who we will become. My role is to help you process what you are experiencing and find the source of discomfort and areas that may need strengthening and restoration.
Undone Counseling is a psychotherapeutic practice serving individuals interested in engaging in an exploration of self in the pursuit of healing and growth. Therapy can often look like an undoing. It might be a mending of past trauma, grief and hurt or an undoing of ideas and systems that no longer serve us. It is a beautiful unraveling of parts of self and an excavation of our history in discovery of who we are and who we will become. My role is to help you process what you are experiencing and find the source of discomfort and areas that may need strengthening and restoration.
(410) 705-2240 View (410) 705-2240

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ruxton, MD

< 10

Therapists in Ruxton, MD who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Self Esteem
80% Women's Issues
80% Stress

Average years in practice

30 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Amerigroup

How Therapists in Ruxton, MD see their clients

60% Online Only
40% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ruxton?

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.