Therapists in Kennebunkport, ME

Photo of Edward L. Sharood, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kennebunkport, ME
Edward L. Sharood
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC-C, CADC
Verified Verified
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
I am here to help get your life in balance. There are infinite ways in which this can happen. We will work to identify the pathway forward that is the most comfortable and appropriate for your situation. There are often aspects of your life that have layers interwoven below the surface of what may be presenting. Rarely is the journey linear or one solution that meets all your goals and needs. We say "It takes a village", I am here to help you through the process of change as you work to adjust, transition, and create the best version of yourself. I look forward to connecting and working with you as you build your toolbox supports.
I am here to help get your life in balance. There are infinite ways in which this can happen. We will work to identify the pathway forward that is the most comfortable and appropriate for your situation. There are often aspects of your life that have layers interwoven below the surface of what may be presenting. Rarely is the journey linear or one solution that meets all your goals and needs. We say "It takes a village", I am here to help you through the process of change as you work to adjust, transition, and create the best version of yourself. I look forward to connecting and working with you as you build your toolbox supports.
(207) 825-7565 View (207) 825-7565
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Mark Daniel Simmons
Counselor, LCPC , CADC , MHRTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kennebunkport, ME 04046  (Online Only)
As a parent, partner, former teacher and business owner, I understand the pressures of modern life. In 2022, I begin my twelfth year in the emotional health field in Southern Maine and now, perhaps more than ever before; quality compassionate care is needed. I recently completed an extensive training in EMDR in order to provide the best model of research proven treatment with the most sustainable results. I constantly strive to provide personally tailored care that specifically addresses an individuals goals and empowers them to achieve a higher quality of life.
As a parent, partner, former teacher and business owner, I understand the pressures of modern life. In 2022, I begin my twelfth year in the emotional health field in Southern Maine and now, perhaps more than ever before; quality compassionate care is needed. I recently completed an extensive training in EMDR in order to provide the best model of research proven treatment with the most sustainable results. I constantly strive to provide personally tailored care that specifically addresses an individuals goals and empowers them to achieve a higher quality of life.
(207) 203-6539 View (207) 203-6539
Photo of Mimi Wolfenstein, Psychologist in Kennebunkport, ME
Mimi Wolfenstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in psychological and psychoeducational testing. I conduct psychological assessments for learning disorders, ADHD, autism, personality functioning, depression, anxiety, and diagnostic clarification. A comprehensive assessment includes an evaluation of cognitive/intellectual functioning, academic achievement, executive functioning, attention/concentration, learning and memory, social/emotional development, and personality. I bring warmth, humor, and compassion to the testing process.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in psychological and psychoeducational testing. I conduct psychological assessments for learning disorders, ADHD, autism, personality functioning, depression, anxiety, and diagnostic clarification. A comprehensive assessment includes an evaluation of cognitive/intellectual functioning, academic achievement, executive functioning, attention/concentration, learning and memory, social/emotional development, and personality. I bring warmth, humor, and compassion to the testing process.
(207) 558-1645 View (207) 558-1645
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Andrea G Moseley
Counselor, LCPC, LADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kennebunkport, ME 04046  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am doing virtual appointments only. Being a therapist for over 20 years and as a person in long term recovery from alcohol and drugs I believe that when you transform yourself you transform your life. Whether it's a personal life crisis, addiction issues, or help communicating with a loved one, I can help guide you through the process and empower you to do the work needed to heal. My approach to the therapeutic relationship is that of a guide. Although I specialize in working with people with addictive behaviors, I also work with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.
I am doing virtual appointments only. Being a therapist for over 20 years and as a person in long term recovery from alcohol and drugs I believe that when you transform yourself you transform your life. Whether it's a personal life crisis, addiction issues, or help communicating with a loved one, I can help guide you through the process and empower you to do the work needed to heal. My approach to the therapeutic relationship is that of a guide. Although I specialize in working with people with addictive behaviors, I also work with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.
(207) 747-3675 View (207) 747-3675
Photo of Sharon G. Berliner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kennebunkport, ME
Sharon G. Berliner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Therapy can provide children a safe and supportive way to learn to identify and express their experiences and feelings; and make progress with social integration, growth, and development. They can develop skills to understand and work through psychosocial challenges. They have the opportunity to gain self-awareness and experience social and emotional success. Creating happiness is what parents strive for when raising children. In my practice, children will learn to identify their strengths, and become more skilled and confident in working through emotional stressors and skill deficits.
Therapy can provide children a safe and supportive way to learn to identify and express their experiences and feelings; and make progress with social integration, growth, and development. They can develop skills to understand and work through psychosocial challenges. They have the opportunity to gain self-awareness and experience social and emotional success. Creating happiness is what parents strive for when raising children. In my practice, children will learn to identify their strengths, and become more skilled and confident in working through emotional stressors and skill deficits.
(207) 939-5555 View (207) 939-5555
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Michelle McComb
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a somatic and mindfulness based psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of PTSD and Relational Trauma. I believe the body & mind are intimately connected and feel passionate about supporting people in feeling safe and at home in their bodies. I offer an integrative approach combining EMDR and IFS, rooted in a strong foundation of nurturing the cultivation of mindfulness and self-compassion. I've been in private practice for 17 years working with adults seeking relief from anxiety, depression, chronic stress, addictive behaviors and emotion dysregulation.
I'm a somatic and mindfulness based psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of PTSD and Relational Trauma. I believe the body & mind are intimately connected and feel passionate about supporting people in feeling safe and at home in their bodies. I offer an integrative approach combining EMDR and IFS, rooted in a strong foundation of nurturing the cultivation of mindfulness and self-compassion. I've been in private practice for 17 years working with adults seeking relief from anxiety, depression, chronic stress, addictive behaviors and emotion dysregulation.
(855) 852-9397 View (855) 852-9397
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Scott Kenneth Morse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Not accepting new clients
Life can be overwhelming-leaving little time or energy for peaceful introspection. I use a warm acceptance and humor to help clients face challenging dilemmas. Without understanding the motivation behind our impulses, we can lose our way, sometimes getting stuck for years, and developing maladaptive emotional coping difficulties. I help people recognize and overcome their self-limiting belief systems, generating greater self knowledge, confidence and having the ability to tolerate the emotional strains of contemporary living. I have over 20 years of work experience in the trauma field- working with both survivors and perpetrators of abuse.
Life can be overwhelming-leaving little time or energy for peaceful introspection. I use a warm acceptance and humor to help clients face challenging dilemmas. Without understanding the motivation behind our impulses, we can lose our way, sometimes getting stuck for years, and developing maladaptive emotional coping difficulties. I help people recognize and overcome their self-limiting belief systems, generating greater self knowledge, confidence and having the ability to tolerate the emotional strains of contemporary living. I have over 20 years of work experience in the trauma field- working with both survivors and perpetrators of abuse.
(207) 329-4941 View (207) 329-4941
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Julia Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
Kennebunkport, ME 04046  (Online Only)
Welcome! I know that we are living in some challenging times. There is a profound sense of burnout we are all feeling these days. When you couple that with depression, anxiety, trauma, and loss, it can feel overwhelming. There is hope. By sharing your challenges and learning new ways to cope, improvement and recovery are possible. I am a psychotherapist who provides online therapy to adults, adolescents, and families. I have been practicing social work for 30 years. I hold a Master's Degree and a Doctoral Degree in Social Work and am licensed in Maine as a clinical social worker.
Welcome! I know that we are living in some challenging times. There is a profound sense of burnout we are all feeling these days. When you couple that with depression, anxiety, trauma, and loss, it can feel overwhelming. There is hope. By sharing your challenges and learning new ways to cope, improvement and recovery are possible. I am a psychotherapist who provides online therapy to adults, adolescents, and families. I have been practicing social work for 30 years. I hold a Master's Degree and a Doctoral Degree in Social Work and am licensed in Maine as a clinical social worker.
(207) 355-7774 View (207) 355-7774
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Wilma Elaine Wake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DMin, PhD
Verified Verified
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Do you suspect that you or a loved one is on the autism spectrum? I can help you in exploring this question and considering its personal, vocational, and family implications. I specialize in working with older adults who are diagnosed or seek diagnosis. I also work with teens and children/families. I can help communication between autistics and "neuro-typicals." I am active in an adult autistic peer support network and can help you connect with other autistics for support if you wish to do so.
Do you suspect that you or a loved one is on the autism spectrum? I can help you in exploring this question and considering its personal, vocational, and family implications. I specialize in working with older adults who are diagnosed or seek diagnosis. I also work with teens and children/families. I can help communication between autistics and "neuro-typicals." I am active in an adult autistic peer support network and can help you connect with other autistics for support if you wish to do so.
(207) 305-9243 View (207) 305-9243
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New Pathways Counseling LLC
Counselor, LCPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kennebunkport, ME 04046  (Online Only)
New Pathways is dedicated to providing quality counseling services to those living in the beautiful State of Maine. Amy is an LPC with 13+ years serving the community and she believes in the healing nature of connection. She states, "I am grateful to be invited into the lives of each individual, to witness their lived experiences, and walk beside them as they journey toward their goal." New Pathways helps those who may be experiencing or have experienced depression , anxiety, trauma and relationship difficulties.
New Pathways is dedicated to providing quality counseling services to those living in the beautiful State of Maine. Amy is an LPC with 13+ years serving the community and she believes in the healing nature of connection. She states, "I am grateful to be invited into the lives of each individual, to witness their lived experiences, and walk beside them as they journey toward their goal." New Pathways helps those who may be experiencing or have experienced depression , anxiety, trauma and relationship difficulties.
(207) 746-0689 View (207) 746-0689
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Lisa Curtis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Kennebunkport, ME 04046  (Online Only)
You’ve got a career or life that is high pressure with equal doses of risk & reward. Or maybe you’ve just lost someone or something that you had counted on in the past & the loss stings like a hornet caught under your glove. Without too much warning you’ve found yourself seeking to find center again, heal the exhaustion & find a new way forward. The directional sign you’re looking for is hidden. Asking for help, getting a second set of hands in on the job feels a bit intimidating since you’re so good at what you do. Then again, that feeling of not wanting to stay where you are is strong. It’s time to move in a new direction.
You’ve got a career or life that is high pressure with equal doses of risk & reward. Or maybe you’ve just lost someone or something that you had counted on in the past & the loss stings like a hornet caught under your glove. Without too much warning you’ve found yourself seeking to find center again, heal the exhaustion & find a new way forward. The directional sign you’re looking for is hidden. Asking for help, getting a second set of hands in on the job feels a bit intimidating since you’re so good at what you do. Then again, that feeling of not wanting to stay where you are is strong. It’s time to move in a new direction.
(347) 658-3807 View (347) 658-3807
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Elizabeth Murphy-Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC
Verified Verified
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Despite an often chaotic and painful world, I believe each of us desires, and is capable of, a fulfilling, connected and healthy life. A collaborative and respectful therapeutic relationship can be one way to make the changes needed to find healing, increase feelings of joy and your sense of connection and belonging. I understand the challenges a person faces when seeking positive, professional support and am committed to working with my clients to facilitate the changes they are seeking that will allow them to live more fully into their strengths while addressing the areas that may be causing distress or holding them back.
Despite an often chaotic and painful world, I believe each of us desires, and is capable of, a fulfilling, connected and healthy life. A collaborative and respectful therapeutic relationship can be one way to make the changes needed to find healing, increase feelings of joy and your sense of connection and belonging. I understand the challenges a person faces when seeking positive, professional support and am committed to working with my clients to facilitate the changes they are seeking that will allow them to live more fully into their strengths while addressing the areas that may be causing distress or holding them back.
(207) 805-7088 View (207) 805-7088
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Sabrina Duong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kennebunkport, ME 04046  (Online Only)
Welcome to my practice! I'm Sabrina Duong, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey toward mental well-being and personal growth. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, I strive to create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your challenges, discover your strengths, and cultivate resilience. Visit my website sabrinapsychotherapy.com or follow me on Instagram!
Welcome to my practice! I'm Sabrina Duong, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey toward mental well-being and personal growth. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, I strive to create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your challenges, discover your strengths, and cultivate resilience. Visit my website sabrinapsychotherapy.com or follow me on Instagram!
(207) 407-7683 View (207) 407-7683
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Jenny Ingwersen
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified Verified
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
My goal as a therapist is to help clients reduce suffering and increase personal freedom and power; my approach is collaborative, candid, playful, and deeply attentive. I often work with people who have experienced sexual trauma, intimate partner violence, and developmental trauma. I always give close attention to how oppressive systems can negatively impact individual mental health and well being. I am a Health At Every Size Clinician and committed to fat liberation. I have extensive experience supporting queer and gender queer folks.
My goal as a therapist is to help clients reduce suffering and increase personal freedom and power; my approach is collaborative, candid, playful, and deeply attentive. I often work with people who have experienced sexual trauma, intimate partner violence, and developmental trauma. I always give close attention to how oppressive systems can negatively impact individual mental health and well being. I am a Health At Every Size Clinician and committed to fat liberation. I have extensive experience supporting queer and gender queer folks.
(207) 503-3975 View (207) 503-3975
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Family Recovery Network
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CIP
Verified Verified
Kennebunkport, ME 04046  (Online Only)
There are no changes in life until there is an action. If you are considering happiness and joy for your life and are contemplating taking the leap into action for a change, I am at your service. If I can be of service to you on this critically important journey of self love, I am honored and grateful.
There are no changes in life until there is an action. If you are considering happiness and joy for your life and are contemplating taking the leap into action for a change, I am at your service. If I can be of service to you on this critically important journey of self love, I am honored and grateful.
(207) 288-7902 View (207) 288-7902
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Eric Lutz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kennebunkport, ME 04046  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping individuals experiencing difficult life transitions, stress, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, and grief.
I specialize in helping individuals experiencing difficult life transitions, stress, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, and grief.
(207) 806-5773 View (207) 806-5773
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Paige Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kennebunkport, ME 04046  (Online Only)
Through life’s unexpected paths, it can be easy to feel disconnected from even the most meaningful pieces of ourselves. I view therapy as a collaborative process. Together, we will draw on your inherent strengths to navigate life with a sense of purpose, fulfillment, and in alignment with your values. I will support you to re-establish a confident sense of self, providing a foundation to understand your pain, and find solace through life’s most challenging experiences. My approach is relational and person-centered, aiming to create a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions through a lens of curiosity and non-judgement.
Through life’s unexpected paths, it can be easy to feel disconnected from even the most meaningful pieces of ourselves. I view therapy as a collaborative process. Together, we will draw on your inherent strengths to navigate life with a sense of purpose, fulfillment, and in alignment with your values. I will support you to re-establish a confident sense of self, providing a foundation to understand your pain, and find solace through life’s most challenging experiences. My approach is relational and person-centered, aiming to create a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions through a lens of curiosity and non-judgement.
(207) 405-0424 View (207) 405-0424
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Tracey Madigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kennebunkport, ME 04046  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You deserve support, especially during these complicated times. I bring a natural warmth and empathetic presence to to my work with clients. Whether you are coping with anxiety and depression, profound life changes, struggles in your relationship, chronic illness or grief, I can help. I will help you focus on your strengths to develop resiliency and potential for positive change.
You deserve support, especially during these complicated times. I bring a natural warmth and empathetic presence to to my work with clients. Whether you are coping with anxiety and depression, profound life changes, struggles in your relationship, chronic illness or grief, I can help. I will help you focus on your strengths to develop resiliency and potential for positive change.
(802) 392-2635 View (802) 392-2635
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Sean Mitchell
Counselor, LCPC-C, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
Living your best life starts with finding and using the tools you need to build awareness, healthy habits, and a positive outlook. My name is Sean Mitchell, and I look forward to working with you, and embarking on a journey to wellness together. My approach to counseling is based on a humanistic approach that emphasizes the importance of being one's true self in order to lead the most fulfilling life. We all have our own unique ways of looking at the world and this approach involves a core belief that people are good at heart, capable of making the right choices in life and can work towards developing their full potential.
Living your best life starts with finding and using the tools you need to build awareness, healthy habits, and a positive outlook. My name is Sean Mitchell, and I look forward to working with you, and embarking on a journey to wellness together. My approach to counseling is based on a humanistic approach that emphasizes the importance of being one's true self in order to lead the most fulfilling life. We all have our own unique ways of looking at the world and this approach involves a core belief that people are good at heart, capable of making the right choices in life and can work towards developing their full potential.
(207) 421-9472 View (207) 421-9472

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Wayfinder Wellness and Psychotherapy Services
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kennebunk, ME 04043  (Online Only)
I strongly believe that the quality of the relationship a person has with their therapist is the most important factor for successful therapy. When we begin our work together, you will find that I am open-minded, non-judgmental, compassionate, and understanding. My work is holistic in nature, as I believe that all aspects of our lives have a huge impact on the way that we feel and how we function in the world. With guidance, coaching, and support, we will work together to help you to attain your goals and create a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
I strongly believe that the quality of the relationship a person has with their therapist is the most important factor for successful therapy. When we begin our work together, you will find that I am open-minded, non-judgmental, compassionate, and understanding. My work is holistic in nature, as I believe that all aspects of our lives have a huge impact on the way that we feel and how we function in the world. With guidance, coaching, and support, we will work together to help you to attain your goals and create a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
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Number of Therapists in Kennebunkport, ME

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Kennebunkport, ME who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
74% Relationship Issues
74% Grief
74% Women's Issues
74% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Anthem | Elevance
50% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Kennebunkport, ME see their clients

52% Online Only
48% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kennebunkport?

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.