Therapists in Bloomfield Township, MI

Photo of Helene Kroll, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bloomfield Township, MI
Helene Kroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301
Living life to its fullest involves developing a healthy daily lifestyle, and a self care plan with ways to nurture your body and mind. Applying a mind and body practice to our daily lives allows us the ability to cope better with stress, anxiety and depression. My goal working with you, is to develop a strong, trusting relationship, while guiding you through your journey. I will help you learn techniques to gain insight and strength for change.
Living life to its fullest involves developing a healthy daily lifestyle, and a self care plan with ways to nurture your body and mind. Applying a mind and body practice to our daily lives allows us the ability to cope better with stress, anxiety and depression. My goal working with you, is to develop a strong, trusting relationship, while guiding you through your journey. I will help you learn techniques to gain insight and strength for change.
(947) 600-4949 View (947) 600-4949
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Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301  (Online Only)
Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services is a specialty clinic that strives to provide high-quality, evidence-based treatment for those who are suffering from anxiety and OCD, and who otherwise may not have access to specialized therapy services. We work with children, adolescents, and adults, offering both individual and parent-based therapy.
Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services is a specialty clinic that strives to provide high-quality, evidence-based treatment for those who are suffering from anxiety and OCD, and who otherwise may not have access to specialized therapy services. We work with children, adolescents, and adults, offering both individual and parent-based therapy.
(734) 336-1851 View (734) 336-1851
Photo of Gail A Starks, Psychologist in Bloomfield Township, MI
Gail A Starks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301
With over 30 years of experience, I am a seasoned practitioner who works effectively with a wide range of clients. My work is based on my view of people as embedded in multiple contextual relationships (family, work, school, friends, etc) any of which can be out of balance. This instability can be the result or cause of a disturbance in one's inner balance. I can help you gain a better understanding of your personal contexts and help you achieve greater balance, stability and happiness. My practice includes work with adults, adolescents, children, couple and families.
With over 30 years of experience, I am a seasoned practitioner who works effectively with a wide range of clients. My work is based on my view of people as embedded in multiple contextual relationships (family, work, school, friends, etc) any of which can be out of balance. This instability can be the result or cause of a disturbance in one's inner balance. I can help you gain a better understanding of your personal contexts and help you achieve greater balance, stability and happiness. My practice includes work with adults, adolescents, children, couple and families.
(248) 793-9137 View (248) 793-9137
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Esra Karaca
Psychologist, MA, PsyD, LP
Verified
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301  (Online Only)
Teletherapy has become increasingly preferred by many individuals and can be an excellent way to incorporate self-care and help manage anxiety and other emotions, whether chronic or situation based. Please call me to learn about this valuable telehealth option. Esra Karaca, PsyD LP is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment. She provides psychotherapy and psychological evaluations to individuals, couples and families.
Teletherapy has become increasingly preferred by many individuals and can be an excellent way to incorporate self-care and help manage anxiety and other emotions, whether chronic or situation based. Please call me to learn about this valuable telehealth option. Esra Karaca, PsyD LP is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment. She provides psychotherapy and psychological evaluations to individuals, couples and families.
(248) 918-0762 View (248) 918-0762
Photo of Patricia Fridman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bloomfield Township, MI
Patricia Fridman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301  (Online Only)
I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience and Certified in Family and Couples therapy. My work experience includes outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment, hospital social work, with expertise in maternal and child healthcare, general medicine and psychiatry.
I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience and Certified in Family and Couples therapy. My work experience includes outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment, hospital social work, with expertise in maternal and child healthcare, general medicine and psychiatry.
(248) 313-6607 View (248) 313-6607
Rhonda B. Levy-Larson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301
I specialize in independent and clinical neuropsychological evaluations with adults 18 years and older who have a traumatic brain injury from events such as car accidents, work accidents, slip and falls, and strokes; or who have cognitive impairments from dementia. I also perform psychological evaluations of emotions and personality issues, and treatment, with adults 18 years and older, for traumatic events as well as for anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, and physical disabilities and conditions such as chronic pain. I can perform psychological evaluations and psychotherapy via telehealth videoconferencing.
I specialize in independent and clinical neuropsychological evaluations with adults 18 years and older who have a traumatic brain injury from events such as car accidents, work accidents, slip and falls, and strokes; or who have cognitive impairments from dementia. I also perform psychological evaluations of emotions and personality issues, and treatment, with adults 18 years and older, for traumatic events as well as for anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, and physical disabilities and conditions such as chronic pain. I can perform psychological evaluations and psychotherapy via telehealth videoconferencing.
(248) 796-0651 View (248) 796-0651
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Kelley Mcchester
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301
Are you looking for an interactive therapist that can help you uncover strategies & tools for personal growth? Then I may be the right kind of therapist for you. I can help you identify the changes you want to make and help you access the internal & external resources you need to fortify your life. My experience consists in providing assessment and psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults; with a wide range of mental health and adjustment difficulties, such as Depression, Anxiety, , ADHD, Bi-polar, Neglect, Abuse, and Trauma.
Are you looking for an interactive therapist that can help you uncover strategies & tools for personal growth? Then I may be the right kind of therapist for you. I can help you identify the changes you want to make and help you access the internal & external resources you need to fortify your life. My experience consists in providing assessment and psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults; with a wide range of mental health and adjustment difficulties, such as Depression, Anxiety, , ADHD, Bi-polar, Neglect, Abuse, and Trauma.
(810) 344-6577 View (810) 344-6577
Photo of Franki Bagdade- ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Parenting, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bloomfield Township, MI
Franki Bagdade- ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Parenting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, M Ed, LLMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301
I am a neurodiversity-affirming therapist with ADHD and Anxiety lived experience. I specialize in ADHD, Anxiety, Autism and Parenting Support. As a therapist, it is important to me to collaboratively craft goals with my clients. I don't believe in cookie-cutter strategies and advice. Instead, I offer a strength-based model, using each client’s unique way of approaching life as a starting point for their personal growth. My role is to mentor, advise, clarify, but not always agree with my clients. I am goal driven in my approach, However, if you would like to vent or talk freely with no agenda I will provide that safe space.
I am a neurodiversity-affirming therapist with ADHD and Anxiety lived experience. I specialize in ADHD, Anxiety, Autism and Parenting Support. As a therapist, it is important to me to collaboratively craft goals with my clients. I don't believe in cookie-cutter strategies and advice. Instead, I offer a strength-based model, using each client’s unique way of approaching life as a starting point for their personal growth. My role is to mentor, advise, clarify, but not always agree with my clients. I am goal driven in my approach, However, if you would like to vent or talk freely with no agenda I will provide that safe space.
(248) 831-1703 View (248) 831-1703
Photo of Laura Milner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bloomfield Township, MI
Laura Milner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, SSW
Verified
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a child, teen, or adult who is struggling to cope effectively with upsets (big or small) or to connect meaningfully with others? Do you struggle with self-care? Are you a parent in need of guidance to cultivate secure attachments with your child(ren) or do you struggle to establish firm behavioral expectations and discipline procedures in response to behavioral difficulties? If you are looking for a caring, nonjudgmental, optimistic and relatable clinician to help you then you have found your therapist!
Are you a child, teen, or adult who is struggling to cope effectively with upsets (big or small) or to connect meaningfully with others? Do you struggle with self-care? Are you a parent in need of guidance to cultivate secure attachments with your child(ren) or do you struggle to establish firm behavioral expectations and discipline procedures in response to behavioral difficulties? If you are looking for a caring, nonjudgmental, optimistic and relatable clinician to help you then you have found your therapist!
(947) 333-8727 View (947) 333-8727
Photo of Jeffery S. Nagel, Counselor in Bloomfield Township, MI
Jeffery S. Nagel
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist who is a good fit can be a daunting task -especially when we're feeling overwhelmed. The first step always requires strength, and you being here now is a great example of your resilience and urge to change. Therapy can be a safe place where we work together to discover the patterns and underlying barriers that keep you from feeling whole. That is why I never underestimate the importance of providing a warm, transparent, and non-judgmental space for us to explore the deepest parts of your experience.
Finding a therapist who is a good fit can be a daunting task -especially when we're feeling overwhelmed. The first step always requires strength, and you being here now is a great example of your resilience and urge to change. Therapy can be a safe place where we work together to discover the patterns and underlying barriers that keep you from feeling whole. That is why I never underestimate the importance of providing a warm, transparent, and non-judgmental space for us to explore the deepest parts of your experience.
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Mead Goedert
PhD, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301
I believe the ideal therapist is a combination of nurturing and straightforward, and this is what I strive to embody in my work. In other words, I am sensitive and compassionate as I know life can be extremely painful and challenging. At the same time, I make every effort to "keep it real" with my patients. I try to point out things about themselves that may be difficult to hear, as sometimes this is the only way we can grow. I always maintain an emotionally supportive and environment, but you can also trust that I will be honest with you about what I'm thinking.
I believe the ideal therapist is a combination of nurturing and straightforward, and this is what I strive to embody in my work. In other words, I am sensitive and compassionate as I know life can be extremely painful and challenging. At the same time, I make every effort to "keep it real" with my patients. I try to point out things about themselves that may be difficult to hear, as sometimes this is the only way we can grow. I always maintain an emotionally supportive and environment, but you can also trust that I will be honest with you about what I'm thinking.
(248) 653-6495 View (248) 653-6495

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Photo of Connie M Wood, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Bloomfield Township, MI
Connie M Wood
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Placements in wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding schools and specialized treatment centers are the focus of my work. As a therapeutic educational consultant and placement specialist, I spend a significant amount of time traveling to visit and assess programs including wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding schools, and young adult college/transition programs. I specialize in performing comprehensive placement evaluations and providing recommendations for the best treatment options including local and residential options. I welcome complicated cases that have not responded to the best of outpatient treatment strategies.
Placements in wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding schools and specialized treatment centers are the focus of my work. As a therapeutic educational consultant and placement specialist, I spend a significant amount of time traveling to visit and assess programs including wilderness therapy, therapeutic boarding schools, and young adult college/transition programs. I specialize in performing comprehensive placement evaluations and providing recommendations for the best treatment options including local and residential options. I welcome complicated cases that have not responded to the best of outpatient treatment strategies.
(248) 702-5788 View (248) 702-5788
Photo of Elizabeth Webster, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bloomfield Township, MI
Elizabeth Webster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Waitlist for new clients
I’m here to help those who have been called, or might consider themselves a "highly-sensitive" individual. The sensitivity might be a result from experiencing trauma, or due to sensory processing difficulties. Specifically, I support those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorders, Chronic Illness and family conflict. In therapy, clients are looking for a safe space to process their life experiences. As a late diagnosed and identified neurodivergent therapist, my goal is to empower my client who may experience the world in this beautiful and "different" way.
I’m here to help those who have been called, or might consider themselves a "highly-sensitive" individual. The sensitivity might be a result from experiencing trauma, or due to sensory processing difficulties. Specifically, I support those with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorders, Chronic Illness and family conflict. In therapy, clients are looking for a safe space to process their life experiences. As a late diagnosed and identified neurodivergent therapist, my goal is to empower my client who may experience the world in this beautiful and "different" way.
(248) 824-6867 View (248) 824-6867
Photo of Lisa Strudgeon, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bloomfield Township, MI
Lisa Strudgeon
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS, LMFT, LMHC, RPT-S, QS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302  (Online Only)
You are so tired of feeling anxious, stressed, and discouraged all the time. Your life looks good from the outside, but deep down you are struggling with all the worries and stress of your life, and your thoughts are out of control. You’re someone who is worried when you are around other people, even when you’re by yourself, feeling hopeless, and afraid that you will feel like this forever. You’ve tried to brush it off and start over. But you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to stop worrying. You’re ready to feel more motivated. Most of all, you’re ready to feel happy and positive again! I want to help you get there.
You are so tired of feeling anxious, stressed, and discouraged all the time. Your life looks good from the outside, but deep down you are struggling with all the worries and stress of your life, and your thoughts are out of control. You’re someone who is worried when you are around other people, even when you’re by yourself, feeling hopeless, and afraid that you will feel like this forever. You’ve tried to brush it off and start over. But you’re ready to make a change. You’re ready to stop worrying. You’re ready to feel more motivated. Most of all, you’re ready to feel happy and positive again! I want to help you get there.
(989) 394-4587 View (989) 394-4587
Photo of Lori Rashty, Counselor in Bloomfield Township, MI
Lori Rashty
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Are you worried about your child, adolescent or yourself? Wishing you could get your loved one the support and care they need? I have many years of experience in working with 7 year olds-adults, treating anxiety, ADHD, depression, trauma, parenting issues and teaching social skills. My ultimate goal is to help children, teens and adults strive to reach their highest potential in a warm and caring environment.
Are you worried about your child, adolescent or yourself? Wishing you could get your loved one the support and care they need? I have many years of experience in working with 7 year olds-adults, treating anxiety, ADHD, depression, trauma, parenting issues and teaching social skills. My ultimate goal is to help children, teens and adults strive to reach their highest potential in a warm and caring environment.
(248) 923-4693 View (248) 923-4693
Photo of Lori B Jacobs, Counselor in Bloomfield Township, MI
Lori B Jacobs
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bingham Farms, MI 48025  (Online Only)
Today you are one step closer to a "new you" where you can experience an empowering and positive path to growth and well-being. As a cognitive behavioral therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance, or you're just ready to take a new direction in your life, please contact me and we can work together to achieve your goals.
Today you are one step closer to a "new you" where you can experience an empowering and positive path to growth and well-being. As a cognitive behavioral therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance, or you're just ready to take a new direction in your life, please contact me and we can work together to achieve your goals.
(248) 487-9352 View (248) 487-9352
Photo of Nicole Rachel Martinez, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Bloomfield Township, MI
Nicole Rachel Martinez
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
You can master out-of-control feelings and transcend ingrained ways of being. I specialize in treating constellations of issues including emotion dysregulation, spiraling thoughts, feeling empty, fear of abandonment, incoherent identity, unrelenting self-criticism, a history of intense/unstable relationships, and self-destructive behaviors i.e. disordered eating, compulsive sex, using substances to cope. I work with individuals who have been raised in addicted family systems as well as those who have experienced abuse, neglect, rejection, emotional invalidation and manipulation, enmeshment, and other family boundary violations.
You can master out-of-control feelings and transcend ingrained ways of being. I specialize in treating constellations of issues including emotion dysregulation, spiraling thoughts, feeling empty, fear of abandonment, incoherent identity, unrelenting self-criticism, a history of intense/unstable relationships, and self-destructive behaviors i.e. disordered eating, compulsive sex, using substances to cope. I work with individuals who have been raised in addicted family systems as well as those who have experienced abuse, neglect, rejection, emotional invalidation and manipulation, enmeshment, and other family boundary violations.
(586) 217-3852 View (586) 217-3852
Photo of Dr. Brooke Colman, Psychologist in Bloomfield Township, MI
Dr. Brooke Colman
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
My true aspirations as a therapist are represented by my enjoyment of working with people, listening and engaging in helping families, children, and adults. I have grown to understand the importance of forming a trusting therapeutic alliance and establishing a good rapport with each client. Throughout the progression of my career, I have recognized the importance of offering highly accessible support, empathy, and compassion in a collaborative environment. I provide psychotherapy for a wide range of disorders, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and relationship concerns.
My true aspirations as a therapist are represented by my enjoyment of working with people, listening and engaging in helping families, children, and adults. I have grown to understand the importance of forming a trusting therapeutic alliance and establishing a good rapport with each client. Throughout the progression of my career, I have recognized the importance of offering highly accessible support, empathy, and compassion in a collaborative environment. I provide psychotherapy for a wide range of disorders, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and relationship concerns.
(734) 212-8549 View (734) 212-8549
Photo of Nini A Green, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bloomfield Township, MI
Nini A Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302  (Online Only)
We are all humans with human experiences and challenges. Are you finding yourself sometimes feeling misunderstood by others and feeling like you have to wear a mask to hide who you really are? Having trouble getting along with others, while feeling a deep sense of loneliness and life is against you and not going your way. Are you sick of feeling sick and tired? If so, it sounds like it’s time to focus on your overall wellbeing!
We are all humans with human experiences and challenges. Are you finding yourself sometimes feeling misunderstood by others and feeling like you have to wear a mask to hide who you really are? Having trouble getting along with others, while feeling a deep sense of loneliness and life is against you and not going your way. Are you sick of feeling sick and tired? If so, it sounds like it’s time to focus on your overall wellbeing!
(313) 497-5733 View (313) 497-5733
Photo of Gwendolyn Brimble, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bloomfield Township, MI
Gwendolyn Brimble
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT, LLP
Verified
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301  (Online Only)
Using a variety of techniques, I seek to provide an environment that focuses on my client's unique experiences. Without stigma, we can work together to explore thoughts and feelings to create a space of compassionate care and personal growth through understanding and self-awareness. In the therapy space, we can safely dive below the surface to explore how past and present experiences can impact feelings and reactions in our day-to-day life.
Using a variety of techniques, I seek to provide an environment that focuses on my client's unique experiences. Without stigma, we can work together to explore thoughts and feelings to create a space of compassionate care and personal growth through understanding and self-awareness. In the therapy space, we can safely dive below the surface to explore how past and present experiences can impact feelings and reactions in our day-to-day life.
(248) 731-7458 View (248) 731-7458

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Number of Therapists in Bloomfield Township, MI

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bloomfield Township, MI who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
91% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
73% Grief
73% Self Esteem
64% School Issues
64% Behavioral Issues

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
44% Blue Cross
44% Blue Shield

How Therapists in Bloomfield Township, MI see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bloomfield Township?

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.