Therapists in Farmington, ME

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Kirt Woodman
Counselor, LCPC, CH, CST
Verified Verified
Farmington, ME 04938
I have been a professional counselor for 3 decades specializing in mental-emotional rebalancing with respect to depression,anxiety and matters of personal identity. I also do well with addicion treatment, which can range from food to alcohol and drugs to the adrenalin associated with anger.
I have been a professional counselor for 3 decades specializing in mental-emotional rebalancing with respect to depression,anxiety and matters of personal identity. I also do well with addicion treatment, which can range from food to alcohol and drugs to the adrenalin associated with anger.
(207) 747-3126 View (207) 747-3126
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Robyn A Belcher
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Farmington, ME 04938  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with people to help them reach their potential in life. Many people live through difficult experiences which tend to negatively impact them and stunt their ability to move forward. My goal is to help you overcome these obstacles to help you flourish. Whether it is anxiety, depression, anger or fear, I will work on determining what the underlying cause of the distress is. Counseling does not have to be long term. Many of my clients have had success over a short period of time in counseling while others have needed long term support.
I enjoy working with people to help them reach their potential in life. Many people live through difficult experiences which tend to negatively impact them and stunt their ability to move forward. My goal is to help you overcome these obstacles to help you flourish. Whether it is anxiety, depression, anger or fear, I will work on determining what the underlying cause of the distress is. Counseling does not have to be long term. Many of my clients have had success over a short period of time in counseling while others have needed long term support.
(207) 358-3518 View (207) 358-3518
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Kate Kelley
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Farmington, ME 04938
1. Life is hard. 2. Everything Changes. 3. There is an ever-fluctuating flow of experience. -3 Basic Truths from Buddha Can you imagine having a trained professional support and guide you through the ups and downs of life? I see myself as a skills-based teacher that will support and encourage you to “create a life worth living (-Marsha Linehan).” Anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, and feeling stuck can hinder us in our journey to be the best versions of ourselves.
1. Life is hard. 2. Everything Changes. 3. There is an ever-fluctuating flow of experience. -3 Basic Truths from Buddha Can you imagine having a trained professional support and guide you through the ups and downs of life? I see myself as a skills-based teacher that will support and encourage you to “create a life worth living (-Marsha Linehan).” Anxiety, depression, mood dysregulation, and feeling stuck can hinder us in our journey to be the best versions of ourselves.
(207) 387-8285 View (207) 387-8285
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Mary Small / Emerge & Transform
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , CCS
Verified Verified
Farmington, ME 04938
Not accepting new clients
Unfortunately, I do not anticipate any openings until September 2024. I accept Clients ages 16 and up when slots are available. If you’re feeling tired, unhappy, unfulfilled, worried or stuck Emerge & Transform can help you find your best self to reach for your goals with renewed confidence. Assist you in coping with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma and much more with a holistic client centered approach. Please email for faster response or call and let me know what you need 207-860-0828.
Unfortunately, I do not anticipate any openings until September 2024. I accept Clients ages 16 and up when slots are available. If you’re feeling tired, unhappy, unfulfilled, worried or stuck Emerge & Transform can help you find your best self to reach for your goals with renewed confidence. Assist you in coping with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma and much more with a holistic client centered approach. Please email for faster response or call and let me know what you need 207-860-0828.
(207) 203-4115 View (207) 203-4115
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Amy Spenciner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Farmington, ME 04938  (Online Only)
I am a ME and NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provide phone/online counseling services. I provide counseling for adults privately and thru Employee Assistance Programs (including Cornell U, Ithaca College, Cayuga Medical Center and Ithaca City). Much of this work entails helping high functioning adults increase their stress management and supporting them through work, home and career challenges. I also provide counseling for school children as I am a former school social worker. I utilize a combination cognitive behavior therapy, life skills development, mindfulness and stress reduction.
I am a ME and NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provide phone/online counseling services. I provide counseling for adults privately and thru Employee Assistance Programs (including Cornell U, Ithaca College, Cayuga Medical Center and Ithaca City). Much of this work entails helping high functioning adults increase their stress management and supporting them through work, home and career challenges. I also provide counseling for school children as I am a former school social worker. I utilize a combination cognitive behavior therapy, life skills development, mindfulness and stress reduction.
(207) 389-7569 View (207) 389-7569
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Noreen E Sprague
Counselor, LCPC, CCS, MHRTC
Verified Verified
Farmington, ME 04938  (Online Only)
I am a seasoned mental health therapist who provides the convenience of telehealth (videoconferencing and telephone) to Adults across the State of Maine to address a variety of mental health needs from anxiety and depression to PTSD. I am trained in trauma and familiar with CPS cases. I accept Maine Care and Self pay only.
I am a seasoned mental health therapist who provides the convenience of telehealth (videoconferencing and telephone) to Adults across the State of Maine to address a variety of mental health needs from anxiety and depression to PTSD. I am trained in trauma and familiar with CPS cases. I accept Maine Care and Self pay only.
(207) 536-8021 View (207) 536-8021
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Shanee Stepakoff
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Farmington, ME 04938
"I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray." These lines, from "The Layers", by Stanley Kunitz, hint at the themes we will explore if you decide to enter psychotherapy with me: Who have you been, and who are you now? What principle of being has shaped your life's journey thus far? Where and when did you disregard this principle? And how may I support you in your effort to recognize and honor your most authentic self?
"I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray." These lines, from "The Layers", by Stanley Kunitz, hint at the themes we will explore if you decide to enter psychotherapy with me: Who have you been, and who are you now? What principle of being has shaped your life's journey thus far? Where and when did you disregard this principle? And how may I support you in your effort to recognize and honor your most authentic self?
(203) 220-4560 View (203) 220-4560
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Laura Seames
Counselor, MA, LCPC-C
Verified Verified
Farmington, ME 04938
Feeling trapped? Swamped? Confused? Life can often seem like a whirlwind, with many things beyond our grasp. Dedicating time to prioritize personal growth, altering negative behaviors and thought processes, and enhancing skills to embrace what you cannot change is a valuable investment. An investment that paves the way for a more balanced, tranquil, and liberated life. I specialize in mindfulness, expressive exercises like writing and drawing, and nature-based work. No art experience required. Expressing yourself creatively is a powerful method to bridge your emotions and thoughts.
Feeling trapped? Swamped? Confused? Life can often seem like a whirlwind, with many things beyond our grasp. Dedicating time to prioritize personal growth, altering negative behaviors and thought processes, and enhancing skills to embrace what you cannot change is a valuable investment. An investment that paves the way for a more balanced, tranquil, and liberated life. I specialize in mindfulness, expressive exercises like writing and drawing, and nature-based work. No art experience required. Expressing yourself creatively is a powerful method to bridge your emotions and thoughts.
(207) 742-1794 View (207) 742-1794
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Ben Knapp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Farmington, ME 04938
We all face challenges in our lives. When these challenges become difficult to navigate they often create personal, interpersonal, and emotional imbalances. My passion is working with individuals to help them reconnect with themselves while finding balance and fulfillment in life. I offer private counseling services for individuals seeking mental health, substance use, and co-occurring care. I believe each individual is the expert on their own life and enjoy helping people utilize their strengths to realize their goals. Currently offering services via telehealth.
We all face challenges in our lives. When these challenges become difficult to navigate they often create personal, interpersonal, and emotional imbalances. My passion is working with individuals to help them reconnect with themselves while finding balance and fulfillment in life. I offer private counseling services for individuals seeking mental health, substance use, and co-occurring care. I believe each individual is the expert on their own life and enjoy helping people utilize their strengths to realize their goals. Currently offering services via telehealth.
(207) 204-3526 View (207) 204-3526
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Annie Pendygraft
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Farmington, ME 04938
Waitlist for new clients
I am a psychotherapist practicing in Oregon and Maine. I specialize in working with adults recovering from trauma. I practice EMDR as well as somatic-based processing. I specialize in grief, trauma, anxiety, and improving cognitive and athletic performance. As a part of my sports-based trauma work, I offer Peak Performance coaching. In addition, I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals with major mental health concerns including bipolar disorder and psychosis. I am currently providing both in person and telehealth appointments.
I am a psychotherapist practicing in Oregon and Maine. I specialize in working with adults recovering from trauma. I practice EMDR as well as somatic-based processing. I specialize in grief, trauma, anxiety, and improving cognitive and athletic performance. As a part of my sports-based trauma work, I offer Peak Performance coaching. In addition, I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals with major mental health concerns including bipolar disorder and psychosis. I am currently providing both in person and telehealth appointments.
(458) 203-3320 View (458) 203-3320
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Bridget LaRoche
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified Verified
Farmington, ME 04938
Opening new office in Norway, Maine! Do you want a counselor that you relate to as a human as well as a professional? Maybe one that is on the same wave length as you? I'm an authentic counselor that can help you navigate the messy stuff in your life that you might want to figure out or change. Do you just need to talk something out to figure out what's next? Are you already at that spot in life where you are ready to change something? Let's go there.
Opening new office in Norway, Maine! Do you want a counselor that you relate to as a human as well as a professional? Maybe one that is on the same wave length as you? I'm an authentic counselor that can help you navigate the messy stuff in your life that you might want to figure out or change. Do you just need to talk something out to figure out what's next? Are you already at that spot in life where you are ready to change something? Let's go there.
(207) 200-7701 View (207) 200-7701
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Michelle-Healthy Minds Counseling, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Farmington, ME 04938  (Online Only)
Welcome! Sometimes we need support navigating tough times, processing past experiences or unpacking life stressors. Our thoughts alone can be extremely overwhelming at times. My therapeutic approach is genuine, interactive, direct, and easy-going with a mix of humor.
Welcome! Sometimes we need support navigating tough times, processing past experiences or unpacking life stressors. Our thoughts alone can be extremely overwhelming at times. My therapeutic approach is genuine, interactive, direct, and easy-going with a mix of humor.
(207) 305-9357 View (207) 305-9357

More Therapists Nearby

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Lauren Willard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wilton, ME 04294
I come from a strengths-based approach, meeting clients where they are at and building upon the skills and strengths they already possess. I have been in the social work field for a number of years and my focus has been around behavioral, emotional, and overall mental health. I have worked with individual clients, as well as families. My hope is to assist in your journey of bettering yourself.
I come from a strengths-based approach, meeting clients where they are at and building upon the skills and strengths they already possess. I have been in the social work field for a number of years and my focus has been around behavioral, emotional, and overall mental health. I have worked with individual clients, as well as families. My hope is to assist in your journey of bettering yourself.
(207) 708-8149 View (207) 708-8149
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Michael Crespi Counseling
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Sharon, ME 04955
We are each gifted... We are each wounded... Nobody escapes the extraordinary challenges of being human. What is it that is precious about my clients? How can they heal and release their unique gifts into this world? My passion is to support your life's imperative to transform injuries, and become fully energized to all that life has to offer. Within our journey lies the revelation of your most empowered Self. I've raised three children in the wilds of Maine and trekked in remote cultures and wildernesses around the world; yet it is within us that lies the greatest wilderness... its adversities, challenges, and wonders to behold.
We are each gifted... We are each wounded... Nobody escapes the extraordinary challenges of being human. What is it that is precious about my clients? How can they heal and release their unique gifts into this world? My passion is to support your life's imperative to transform injuries, and become fully energized to all that life has to offer. Within our journey lies the revelation of your most empowered Self. I've raised three children in the wilds of Maine and trekked in remote cultures and wildernesses around the world; yet it is within us that lies the greatest wilderness... its adversities, challenges, and wonders to behold.
(207) 747-0697 View (207) 747-0697

Online Therapists

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Vipassana Esbjorn-Hargens
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Welcome! With 25 years of psychotherapy experience, I am committed to helping you fully step into your one precious life. Whether you are navigating anxiety or depression, the menopausal transition, parenting, aging, death and dying considerations, or perhaps you long for a more vibrant and meaningful life - I am available to guide you into deeper joy and meaning. By supporting you to embody your most authentic and spontaneous self, this naturally results in greater aliveness and vitality; an increased self esteem; a taming of the mind by releasing unhelpful thought patterns; and greater courage, joy and self-knowledge.
Welcome! With 25 years of psychotherapy experience, I am committed to helping you fully step into your one precious life. Whether you are navigating anxiety or depression, the menopausal transition, parenting, aging, death and dying considerations, or perhaps you long for a more vibrant and meaningful life - I am available to guide you into deeper joy and meaning. By supporting you to embody your most authentic and spontaneous self, this naturally results in greater aliveness and vitality; an increased self esteem; a taming of the mind by releasing unhelpful thought patterns; and greater courage, joy and self-knowledge.
(207) 672-1711 View (207) 672-1711
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Nikki Wetherell Yardy
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Portland, ME 04106
Ready to heal from past experiences and stop white-knuckling it? Ready to reduce anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and disturbing memories? Get relief from trauma symptoms in days not months or years! EMDR is a research-backed approach offering faster treatment outcomes than traditional talk therapy by targeting specific memories and negative belief systems to decrease reduce symptoms and process trauma. Now accepting clients for half-day, full-day EMDR intensives, my waitlist for hour-long appt. is closed (returning clients, please contact me directly). I have additional training in recent event protocols to help prevent PTSD.
Ready to heal from past experiences and stop white-knuckling it? Ready to reduce anxiety, intrusive thoughts, and disturbing memories? Get relief from trauma symptoms in days not months or years! EMDR is a research-backed approach offering faster treatment outcomes than traditional talk therapy by targeting specific memories and negative belief systems to decrease reduce symptoms and process trauma. Now accepting clients for half-day, full-day EMDR intensives, my waitlist for hour-long appt. is closed (returning clients, please contact me directly). I have additional training in recent event protocols to help prevent PTSD.
(207) 387-8130 View (207) 387-8130
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Donnielle Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-cc
Verified Verified
Freeport, ME 04032
Healing is a lifelong journey, and I commend you for seeking support during the process. I believe that you are the expert of your life. I recognize the need for client-specific approaches to healing trauma, and I understand that trauma recovery involves regulating our nervous systems, reconnecting with our bodies, creating safety, and accessing the present moment. I am honored to work with those impacted by trauma, depression, and anxiety. I embrace the neurodiversity paradigm, and I have a special interest in working with clients who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and/or LGBTQIA+.
Healing is a lifelong journey, and I commend you for seeking support during the process. I believe that you are the expert of your life. I recognize the need for client-specific approaches to healing trauma, and I understand that trauma recovery involves regulating our nervous systems, reconnecting with our bodies, creating safety, and accessing the present moment. I am honored to work with those impacted by trauma, depression, and anxiety. I embrace the neurodiversity paradigm, and I have a special interest in working with clients who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and/or LGBTQIA+.
(207) 370-9886 View (207) 370-9886
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Erik Olander
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, NBCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Falmouth, ME 04105  (Online Only)
What do you look for in a therapist? What's important? Surprisingly, age, gender, years of training and theoretical orientation are not the primary factors correlated with the effectiveness of a therapist. So how do you choose someone? Is it by their picture? The best website? The one that's taking new clients? Finding the right person can be incredibly difficult. Research suggests that the most important factors in positive therapeutic outcomes are the therapeutic alliance, working together to set collaborative goals, and the therapist's ability to be empathetic, accepting and genuine.
What do you look for in a therapist? What's important? Surprisingly, age, gender, years of training and theoretical orientation are not the primary factors correlated with the effectiveness of a therapist. So how do you choose someone? Is it by their picture? The best website? The one that's taking new clients? Finding the right person can be incredibly difficult. Research suggests that the most important factors in positive therapeutic outcomes are the therapeutic alliance, working together to set collaborative goals, and the therapist's ability to be empathetic, accepting and genuine.
(207) 747-3384 View (207) 747-3384
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Zoe Wolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Yarmouth, ME 04096
After working in preventative mental health care as a mindfulness educator, I gravitated towards social work because of its emphasis on exploring ourselves in the context of the world around us. My orientation as a mental health counselor is rooted in curiosity about what it means to be human and to heal. It is also grounded in the belief that any work we do to understand ourselves more deeply can have a profound reparative impact that goes beyond the individual into the community at large. Counseling is an opportunity to connect with someone who can hold space to observe and learn from your personal experience.
After working in preventative mental health care as a mindfulness educator, I gravitated towards social work because of its emphasis on exploring ourselves in the context of the world around us. My orientation as a mental health counselor is rooted in curiosity about what it means to be human and to heal. It is also grounded in the belief that any work we do to understand ourselves more deeply can have a profound reparative impact that goes beyond the individual into the community at large. Counseling is an opportunity to connect with someone who can hold space to observe and learn from your personal experience.
(207) 218-0149 View (207) 218-0149
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Tracy Mallwitz
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Portland, ME 04101
Tracy Mallwitz, LCPC Tracy Mallwitz is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maine who has been practicing since 2003. Tracy brings a wealth of experience and is adept at meeting clients right where they are on their unique journeys. With a deep commitment to creating a safe and nonjudgmental space, Tracy skillfully blends her extensive expertise with a genuine understanding of each individual's needs, fostering a therapeutic partnership that empowers growth and transformation. Beyond her role as a therapist, Tracy embraces her identity as a musician, a nature enthusiast, and a creative soul.
Tracy Mallwitz, LCPC Tracy Mallwitz is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maine who has been practicing since 2003. Tracy brings a wealth of experience and is adept at meeting clients right where they are on their unique journeys. With a deep commitment to creating a safe and nonjudgmental space, Tracy skillfully blends her extensive expertise with a genuine understanding of each individual's needs, fostering a therapeutic partnership that empowers growth and transformation. Beyond her role as a therapist, Tracy embraces her identity as a musician, a nature enthusiast, and a creative soul.
(207) 481-4691 View (207) 481-4691

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Farmington, ME

10+

Average cost per session

$115

Therapists in Farmington, ME who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
92% Grief
83% Trauma and PTSD
75% Coping Skills
67% Anger Management
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
71% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Farmington, ME see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Farmington?

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.