Therapists in Belgrade, ME

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Belgrade Counseling Center
Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MEd, CADC
Verified Verified
Belgrade, ME 04917
Not accepting new clients
***I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK***I offer you compassionate, uniquely experienced, and holistic counseling. You can count on me being committed to help you address anxiety, depression, addiction and PTSD in an effort to learn to change and achieve increased self-esteem, insight and well being. You are an individual and can expect to have individualized treatment. Therapy is a process and it takes great courage to reach out to another individual to assist in this process. Call now to begin this journey toward wellness and see if we will work well together to reach your goals.
***I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CHECK BACK***I offer you compassionate, uniquely experienced, and holistic counseling. You can count on me being committed to help you address anxiety, depression, addiction and PTSD in an effort to learn to change and achieve increased self-esteem, insight and well being. You are an individual and can expect to have individualized treatment. Therapy is a process and it takes great courage to reach out to another individual to assist in this process. Call now to begin this journey toward wellness and see if we will work well together to reach your goals.
(207) 494-4751 View (207) 494-4751
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Justin C. Trozzi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Belgrade, ME 04917  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is focused on finding what works best for the individual to help them make changes that are realistic and achievable. I want people to feel comfortable and even have fun, because I don't feel that therapy has to be all doom and gloom. Though sessions may sometimes be heavy and emotional, my goal is to always have those I work with leave each week with a positive outlook. Humor is very important to me and I try to make sure sessions are infused with laughter to assist in making the process more comfortable.
My approach to therapy is focused on finding what works best for the individual to help them make changes that are realistic and achievable. I want people to feel comfortable and even have fun, because I don't feel that therapy has to be all doom and gloom. Though sessions may sometimes be heavy and emotional, my goal is to always have those I work with leave each week with a positive outlook. Humor is very important to me and I try to make sure sessions are infused with laughter to assist in making the process more comfortable.
(207) 405-0881 View (207) 405-0881
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Advanced Counseling and Therapy Ctr
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC, LPC, BCPC
Verified Verified
Belgrade, ME 04917
Caring, competent and effective counseling, A Trauma Relief Center for Couples and Individuals with Anxiety, PTSD, Performance Anxiety, depression, couples power struggles & alienation; career and business issues. Feeling Lost? I can help you meet your most challenging issues. Feel connected and joyful again. Manage stress from PTSD, trauma, anxiety, unresolvedcircular issues, depression, anger infidelity. As your coach / therapist we work together to help you find Your way back to loving your life again. "With courage and new skills you CAN do anything!" Wonderful help for couples, families, individuals, veterans. Confidential
Caring, competent and effective counseling, A Trauma Relief Center for Couples and Individuals with Anxiety, PTSD, Performance Anxiety, depression, couples power struggles & alienation; career and business issues. Feeling Lost? I can help you meet your most challenging issues. Feel connected and joyful again. Manage stress from PTSD, trauma, anxiety, unresolvedcircular issues, depression, anger infidelity. As your coach / therapist we work together to help you find Your way back to loving your life again. "With courage and new skills you CAN do anything!" Wonderful help for couples, families, individuals, veterans. Confidential
(207) 358-4004 View (207) 358-4004
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Samantha Abbatiello
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Belgrade, ME 04917  (Online Only)
If you are feeling ready to break free from the grip of anxiety? Let's embark on a journey together towards reclaiming your life. With a specialized focus on OCD and anxiety disorders, I offer a compassionate and personalized style of therapy. I am a trauma-informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) clinician. Together, we'll navigate your challenges, guiding you towards a place of peace and contentment aligned with your unique vision.
If you are feeling ready to break free from the grip of anxiety? Let's embark on a journey together towards reclaiming your life. With a specialized focus on OCD and anxiety disorders, I offer a compassionate and personalized style of therapy. I am a trauma-informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) clinician. Together, we'll navigate your challenges, guiding you towards a place of peace and contentment aligned with your unique vision.
(207) 598-4918 View (207) 598-4918
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Joel Lavenson - Advanced Counseling and Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, LCPC, BC
Verified Verified
Belgrade, ME 04917
Serving Connecticut and Maine with a love for helping others, A Caring, Competent and Effective counseling approach. Board Certified PTSD Clinician Board Certified Professional Counselor NEW OnLine Video Remote EMDR treatment for PTSD Certified Clinical IMAGO Relationship Therapist Certified Clinical EMDR Specialist Advanced Counseling and Therapy Center, is a powerful and compassionate counseling approach that works when other treatments, approaches and protocols have not. Stuck in power struggles, depression, anxiety and unresolved issues? Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist. 20 years of experience helping people Find Their Way. A Veteran and love to be of value in helping individuals, families, and couples with the most challenging issues .
Serving Connecticut and Maine with a love for helping others, A Caring, Competent and Effective counseling approach. Board Certified PTSD Clinician Board Certified Professional Counselor NEW OnLine Video Remote EMDR treatment for PTSD Certified Clinical IMAGO Relationship Therapist Certified Clinical EMDR Specialist Advanced Counseling and Therapy Center, is a powerful and compassionate counseling approach that works when other treatments, approaches and protocols have not. Stuck in power struggles, depression, anxiety and unresolved issues? Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist. 20 years of experience helping people Find Their Way. A Veteran and love to be of value in helping individuals, families, and couples with the most challenging issues .
(207) 835-3525 View (207) 835-3525

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Jewell Arbour
MA
Verified Verified
Readfield, ME 04355
Have you been feeling lost, confused, or stuck in life? Are you struggling to navigate recent loss, change, transition, or grief? Are challenging thoughts and emotions getting the better of you? Do you feel a sense of knowing that there’s more to life you're meant to be experiencing, but unsure of what that is? Do you desire deeper and more conscious relationships with yourself and others? Do you desire change but are fearful of taking the next step? If so, then you’re in the right place! Blending an integrative approach of Holistic Psychotherapy, Life Coaching, and Spiritual Guidance...
Have you been feeling lost, confused, or stuck in life? Are you struggling to navigate recent loss, change, transition, or grief? Are challenging thoughts and emotions getting the better of you? Do you feel a sense of knowing that there’s more to life you're meant to be experiencing, but unsure of what that is? Do you desire deeper and more conscious relationships with yourself and others? Do you desire change but are fearful of taking the next step? If so, then you’re in the right place! Blending an integrative approach of Holistic Psychotherapy, Life Coaching, and Spiritual Guidance...
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Scott J Davidson
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Readfield, ME 04355
Not accepting new clients
Thirty years of practice taught me that therapy can be more than empathic listening and supportive talk but an active vehicle of empowerment and change. I have combined my foundational training in structural family and narrative therapies with the depth orientation of mindful insight and the action techniques of cognitive behaviorism. Working with individuals, couples/families, we collaborate to identify the patterns that reinforce relational conflict ("structures") and the repetitive stories told and heard about personal limitations ("narratives"). Then, with our combined wisdoms, we rewrite the script(s) to include greater meaning and motivation, humor and hope, compassion and clarity.
Thirty years of practice taught me that therapy can be more than empathic listening and supportive talk but an active vehicle of empowerment and change. I have combined my foundational training in structural family and narrative therapies with the depth orientation of mindful insight and the action techniques of cognitive behaviorism. Working with individuals, couples/families, we collaborate to identify the patterns that reinforce relational conflict ("structures") and the repetitive stories told and heard about personal limitations ("narratives"). Then, with our combined wisdoms, we rewrite the script(s) to include greater meaning and motivation, humor and hope, compassion and clarity.
(207) 223-7246 View (207) 223-7246
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Laurie A Spataro
Counselor, LMHC, LCPC, LADC, CCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Augusta, ME 04330  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Invest in yourself today by setting up a time to take care of you. I am sincere in my goal of empowering clients to help themselves. Please feel free to schedule through my private practice for all private/cash pay services. Newly accepting MaineCare! Please contact me through ESM to set up services at 207-622-5946.
Invest in yourself today by setting up a time to take care of you. I am sincere in my goal of empowering clients to help themselves. Please feel free to schedule through my private practice for all private/cash pay services. Newly accepting MaineCare! Please contact me through ESM to set up services at 207-622-5946.
(207) 855-0256 View (207) 855-0256
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Crossroads Counseling Center, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PhD, ABD
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, ME 04352
You have taken a courageous step in beginning the process of seeking counseling, and we look forward to walking alongside you on your journey. Be assured that Crossroads Counseling Center is a safe, peaceful and accepting environment. We welcome anyone looking for support, guidance, or encouragement. There are two counselors in this practice- Shawn and Jessica Hodgdon. We are both Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and have experience working with individuals, couples, and families, specifically adolescents, children and adults.
You have taken a courageous step in beginning the process of seeking counseling, and we look forward to walking alongside you on your journey. Be assured that Crossroads Counseling Center is a safe, peaceful and accepting environment. We welcome anyone looking for support, guidance, or encouragement. There are two counselors in this practice- Shawn and Jessica Hodgdon. We are both Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and have experience working with individuals, couples, and families, specifically adolescents, children and adults.
(207) 420-8891 View (207) 420-8891
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Generational Trauma And Anxiety Samantha Figueroa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Augusta, ME 04332  (Online Only)
Heal the childhood trauma that has left you feeling anxious and dysregulated. Don’t let it continue to negatively impact your relationship(s). Create a brighter future for yourself and loved ones — break the cycle and leave a legacy free from trauma.
Heal the childhood trauma that has left you feeling anxious and dysregulated. Don’t let it continue to negatively impact your relationship(s). Create a brighter future for yourself and loved ones — break the cycle and leave a legacy free from trauma.
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Jeanett Velazquez Reight
Counselor, LCPC-C, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, ME 04352
My name is Jeanett Velazquez Reight and I am an Art Therapist and counselor offering telehealth and in person counseling in Augusta, Maine. After being in the business world as a recruiter and spending time as a home educator, I completed a Masters of Arts for Art Therapy and have worked as a clinician in an Intensive Outpatient Program for mental health and substance use disorders.
My name is Jeanett Velazquez Reight and I am an Art Therapist and counselor offering telehealth and in person counseling in Augusta, Maine. After being in the business world as a recruiter and spending time as a home educator, I completed a Masters of Arts for Art Therapy and have worked as a clinician in an Intensive Outpatient Program for mental health and substance use disorders.
(207) 739-8609 View (207) 739-8609
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Maddalena (Maddy) Chiappetta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-CC
Verified Verified
Readfield, ME 04355
Note: Current openings are only Monday afternoons. My purpose is to create a consistent, trauma-informed setting where we connect, share, and grow. My therapeutic concentrations include anxiety & depression, trauma, ADHD, the autism spectrum, educational challenges, aging, substance use, and stress related to government & policy. I am a believer in using creative methods such as drawing, painting, and music to get our minds moving. I am especially a believer in the power of fresh air and am likely to ask if you would be interested in meeting in the park on a nice day. I love riding my bicycle and do sewing in my free time.
Note: Current openings are only Monday afternoons. My purpose is to create a consistent, trauma-informed setting where we connect, share, and grow. My therapeutic concentrations include anxiety & depression, trauma, ADHD, the autism spectrum, educational challenges, aging, substance use, and stress related to government & policy. I am a believer in using creative methods such as drawing, painting, and music to get our minds moving. I am especially a believer in the power of fresh air and am likely to ask if you would be interested in meeting in the park on a nice day. I love riding my bicycle and do sewing in my free time.
(207) 503-2230 View (207) 503-2230
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Janet Anderson-Murch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oakland, ME 04963  (Online Only)
Current Openings for Telehealth. Engage in counseling in the privacy of your home or office. It has been a challenging few years. Asking for help is the first step toward healing. I provide individuals with a personalized, strength-based, and supportive environment to manage life changes, conflicts, and past issues. I believe every person holds the key to their success and happiness. Sometimes everyday stressors overwhelm us. In sessions, I hope to assist you in finding peace, joy, and fulfillment again.
Current Openings for Telehealth. Engage in counseling in the privacy of your home or office. It has been a challenging few years. Asking for help is the first step toward healing. I provide individuals with a personalized, strength-based, and supportive environment to manage life changes, conflicts, and past issues. I believe every person holds the key to their success and happiness. Sometimes everyday stressors overwhelm us. In sessions, I hope to assist you in finding peace, joy, and fulfillment again.
(207) 417-4705 View (207) 417-4705
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Melanie S. Roger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MHRT, CSP
Verified Verified
Oakland, ME 04963
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I am very excited to work with you. I have almost 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families in a multitude of settings. I absolutely love working with people of all ages and helping facilitate positive changes. My style is unique and combines components of several different modalities in order to have a holistic and individualized approach to everyone that I have the pleasure of working with.
Hello! I am very excited to work with you. I have almost 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families in a multitude of settings. I absolutely love working with people of all ages and helping facilitate positive changes. My style is unique and combines components of several different modalities in order to have a holistic and individualized approach to everyone that I have the pleasure of working with.
(207) 250-5666 View (207) 250-5666
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Bruce Trost
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Augusta, ME 04330
I don't really have an ideal client as I am open to working with anyone who is willing to work with me. I have a wide variety of experiences and enjoy working with people. I do like working with people who are engaged and ready to work on issues.
I don't really have an ideal client as I am open to working with anyone who is willing to work with me. I have a wide variety of experiences and enjoy working with people. I do like working with people who are engaged and ready to work on issues.
(207) 630-2515 x173 View (207) 630-2515 x173
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Waters Edge Therapy, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Oakland, ME 04963
Waitlist for new clients
It is my belief that each of us can heal from emotional, physical and sexual trauma. In the presence of compassion, kindness and non-judgment, I listen to, and witness the suffering and profound pain shared during therapy. In therapy, the healing power of compassion; sense of being understood by and cared for by another human being is offered. Each of us has the same needs when we are suffering; to feel validated, safe and understood for the duration of our journey. In our work together, I will offer support, encouragement, and honesty, tempered with compassion.
It is my belief that each of us can heal from emotional, physical and sexual trauma. In the presence of compassion, kindness and non-judgment, I listen to, and witness the suffering and profound pain shared during therapy. In therapy, the healing power of compassion; sense of being understood by and cared for by another human being is offered. Each of us has the same needs when we are suffering; to feel validated, safe and understood for the duration of our journey. In our work together, I will offer support, encouragement, and honesty, tempered with compassion.
(207) 405-0610 View (207) 405-0610
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John Paul Carroll
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Augusta, ME 04330
Since 1982, I have enjoyed working with adults, children, and couples in private practice and community organizations. I am currently focused on working with adults who are building resilient and satisfying lives after experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, or substance use. Most recently I have been privileged to work with adults who are on probation and who are re-entering the community after incarceration. I bring light-hearted humor into this serious and difficult work. I have experience working with adults with co-occurring disorders of substance use and mental illness.
Since 1982, I have enjoyed working with adults, children, and couples in private practice and community organizations. I am currently focused on working with adults who are building resilient and satisfying lives after experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, or substance use. Most recently I have been privileged to work with adults who are on probation and who are re-entering the community after incarceration. I bring light-hearted humor into this serious and difficult work. I have experience working with adults with co-occurring disorders of substance use and mental illness.
(207) 679-0901 x410 View (207) 679-0901 x410
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Carolyn A. Stiman, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACHT
Verified Verified
Augusta, ME 04330  (Online Only)
As a clinical social worker for over 20 years I utilize a variety of methods to treat the whole person. While working together you can expect a supportive and collaborative treatment relationship. We clarify the issues getting in your way, and set you on a healthy path that will result in you feeling better. One of my specialties is working with women of all ages who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression because of pressures of work, family and transitional issues. Women who have been the one everyone has gone to for all their needs and now need someone to go to.
As a clinical social worker for over 20 years I utilize a variety of methods to treat the whole person. While working together you can expect a supportive and collaborative treatment relationship. We clarify the issues getting in your way, and set you on a healthy path that will result in you feeling better. One of my specialties is working with women of all ages who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression because of pressures of work, family and transitional issues. Women who have been the one everyone has gone to for all their needs and now need someone to go to.
(845) 379-0060 View (845) 379-0060
Harold A Hinckley
Counselor, LCPC-C
Verified Verified
Augusta, ME 04330
I don't feel that you can describe an "ideal client". Each client comes with their own set of needs, goals and issues. I try to treat each client as an individual person with individual problems which empower them to find solutions that work for them. I feel that each client has the power within themselves to find their own path. I as their therapist is there to help them find that path and to stand beside them as they find the courage to take it.
I don't feel that you can describe an "ideal client". Each client comes with their own set of needs, goals and issues. I try to treat each client as an individual person with individual problems which empower them to find solutions that work for them. I feel that each client has the power within themselves to find their own path. I as their therapist is there to help them find that path and to stand beside them as they find the courage to take it.
(207) 600-5147 View (207) 600-5147
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Melissa Meyer
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Augusta, ME 04330  (Online Only)
With a deep understanding of the intricate connections between body image, societal norms, and overall well-being, Melissa offers a safe and nurturing space for internal exploration. Through a lens of social empathy, Melissa helps clients navigate the complexities of identity, privilege and systemic barriers that shape our experiences in this world. She believes in the power of self-acceptance, self-compassion, and in the recognition and validation of our own resilience. She offers a holistic approach to therapy that integrates evidence based techniques with empowerment and self compassion work.
With a deep understanding of the intricate connections between body image, societal norms, and overall well-being, Melissa offers a safe and nurturing space for internal exploration. Through a lens of social empathy, Melissa helps clients navigate the complexities of identity, privilege and systemic barriers that shape our experiences in this world. She believes in the power of self-acceptance, self-compassion, and in the recognition and validation of our own resilience. She offers a holistic approach to therapy that integrates evidence based techniques with empowerment and self compassion work.
(401) 227-3684 View (401) 227-3684

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Belgrade, ME

< 10

Therapists in Belgrade, ME who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
80% Depression
80% Divorce
80% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Other

How Therapists in Belgrade, ME see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Male
40% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Belgrade?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.