Therapists in East Lansing, MI

Photo of Jessica Van Cleave; Michigan-Online Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in East Lansing, MI
Jessica Van Cleave; Michigan-Online Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, GCDF
Verified
6 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48823
These days, it feels like you’re always on edge. In truth anything can set you off, so many days end with quiet tears in your bed or completely losing it with your partner and family … again. Yet there are times you just feel so completely disconnected and empty: not sure if you care too much or too little. You probably hide it well, others may even look up to you but inside feel like a mess- overwhelmed and tired. Spending so much time worrying and overthinking about everything but nothing changes. You expect better from yourself, you've faced hard challenges before. It feels like no matter what you do, you let everyone down.
These days, it feels like you’re always on edge. In truth anything can set you off, so many days end with quiet tears in your bed or completely losing it with your partner and family … again. Yet there are times you just feel so completely disconnected and empty: not sure if you care too much or too little. You probably hide it well, others may even look up to you but inside feel like a mess- overwhelmed and tired. Spending so much time worrying and overthinking about everything but nothing changes. You expect better from yourself, you've faced hard challenges before. It feels like no matter what you do, you let everyone down.
(517) 436-0229 View (517) 436-0229
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Harper Psychological, PLC
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
****I now offer online telemedicine sessions. Currently accepting new clients! Making the decision to seek out professional mental health services is the first step in moving towards a healthy life. At Harper Psychological, we make this first step seamless with easy scheduling and virtually no waiting period to be seen. Our office is comfortable, quiet and a safe place to work on issues. Understandably so, this is an uncertain time for many, let me help.
****I now offer online telemedicine sessions. Currently accepting new clients! Making the decision to seek out professional mental health services is the first step in moving towards a healthy life. At Harper Psychological, we make this first step seamless with easy scheduling and virtually no waiting period to be seen. Our office is comfortable, quiet and a safe place to work on issues. Understandably so, this is an uncertain time for many, let me help.
(517) 684-3199 View (517) 684-3199
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Julie Roy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
Not accepting new clients
I believe that everyone needs some extra support at times. My goal as a therapist is to work collaboratively with clients to help them find their way through life’s challenges. I focus on encouraging the client as the expert on their own life. As an EMDR trained therapist and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, I draw from a trauma-informed, eclectic, strengths-based, approach that might include elements of EMDR (EYE Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy informed skills practice (DBT), trauma-informed mindfulness and yoga/ Y12sr, Polyvagal Theory (
I believe that everyone needs some extra support at times. My goal as a therapist is to work collaboratively with clients to help them find their way through life’s challenges. I focus on encouraging the client as the expert on their own life. As an EMDR trained therapist and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, I draw from a trauma-informed, eclectic, strengths-based, approach that might include elements of EMDR (EYE Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy informed skills practice (DBT), trauma-informed mindfulness and yoga/ Y12sr, Polyvagal Theory (
(517) 878-9643 View (517) 878-9643
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Shanita Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48823  (Online Only)
Accepting Clients! Teletherapy only at this time! There is no specific criteria that determines who needs or would benefit from having someone to talk to! Therapy is a unique and personal experience. Whether you’re struggling with emotional pain, relationship issues/drama, or major life transitions at work or home; my mission is to make sure that you feel heard, empowered, connected and supported. No matter what issue, concern, or situation you’re experiencing you have the ability to grow, heal, change or simply gain a better understanding of your thoughts or feelings as you navigate through your own life journey.
Accepting Clients! Teletherapy only at this time! There is no specific criteria that determines who needs or would benefit from having someone to talk to! Therapy is a unique and personal experience. Whether you’re struggling with emotional pain, relationship issues/drama, or major life transitions at work or home; my mission is to make sure that you feel heard, empowered, connected and supported. No matter what issue, concern, or situation you’re experiencing you have the ability to grow, heal, change or simply gain a better understanding of your thoughts or feelings as you navigate through your own life journey.
(269) 248-5470 View (269) 248-5470
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Shawn Patrick Finnerty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, NCPRSS
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
My lived experience with trauma and substance use disorder (SUD) has dedicated me to providing a trauma-informed, person-centered, and holistic approach to therapy for those that struggle with, and in recovery from substance abuse issues. Additionally, as part of the LBGTQIA+ community, I am sensitive to the adverse circumstances that can cause mental and emotional discomfort, and I am dedicated to providing gender and sexuality-affirming care, ensuring that every individual feels safe and seen.
My lived experience with trauma and substance use disorder (SUD) has dedicated me to providing a trauma-informed, person-centered, and holistic approach to therapy for those that struggle with, and in recovery from substance abuse issues. Additionally, as part of the LBGTQIA+ community, I am sensitive to the adverse circumstances that can cause mental and emotional discomfort, and I am dedicated to providing gender and sexuality-affirming care, ensuring that every individual feels safe and seen.
(517) 997-1224 View (517) 997-1224
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Myshia Liles-Moultrie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
My name is Myshia Liles-Moultrie, she/her, and I am passionate about empowering and uplifting individuals to overcome their obstacles to move towards living a happy and fulfilling life. I am a strong believer that everyone deserves happiness and I want to support and guide you to finding that happiness. When you step into my office you will feel safe and welcome to unburden yourself and start your healing journey.
My name is Myshia Liles-Moultrie, she/her, and I am passionate about empowering and uplifting individuals to overcome their obstacles to move towards living a happy and fulfilling life. I am a strong believer that everyone deserves happiness and I want to support and guide you to finding that happiness. When you step into my office you will feel safe and welcome to unburden yourself and start your healing journey.
(517) 815-6352 View (517) 815-6352
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Shana Filkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823  (Online Only)
Virtual therapy only offered. Current openings available! I have a Master of Social Work Degree from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. I am state certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). This is specialized treatment to assist children and families, who have experienced life-threatening events, to find healthy ways to express emotions that may arise from the traumatic event. I am also trained in suicide prevention and have a passion for assisting others who may struggle with suicidal ideations.
Virtual therapy only offered. Current openings available! I have a Master of Social Work Degree from Michigan State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. I am state certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). This is specialized treatment to assist children and families, who have experienced life-threatening events, to find healthy ways to express emotions that may arise from the traumatic event. I am also trained in suicide prevention and have a passion for assisting others who may struggle with suicidal ideations.
(517) 929-8366 View (517) 929-8366
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Samantha Benson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
Samantha Benson LMSW-C, is an Alumna from the Michigan State University School of Clinical Social Work. Samantha has clinical experience in various medical and mental health settings and works primarily with adults who face challenges associated with Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic, ADHD, Life transitions, Grief and Loss. Samantha has faith that each person has the strength and potential to grow, meet their goals, and regain control of their journey even when they face complex obstacles.
Samantha Benson LMSW-C, is an Alumna from the Michigan State University School of Clinical Social Work. Samantha has clinical experience in various medical and mental health settings and works primarily with adults who face challenges associated with Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Panic, ADHD, Life transitions, Grief and Loss. Samantha has faith that each person has the strength and potential to grow, meet their goals, and regain control of their journey even when they face complex obstacles.
(517) 929-8533 View (517) 929-8533
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Jessica Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
Collaborating with adolescents, adults, and families to work toward improving mental health and general wellbeing is of great importance. While transparency is encouraged, building a strong therapeutic relationship takes time and is crucial for successful treatment. Regarding barriers, it is essential to meet individuals where they're at to avoid setting unrealistic expectations.
Collaborating with adolescents, adults, and families to work toward improving mental health and general wellbeing is of great importance. While transparency is encouraged, building a strong therapeutic relationship takes time and is crucial for successful treatment. Regarding barriers, it is essential to meet individuals where they're at to avoid setting unrealistic expectations.
(517) 701-3596 x106 View (517) 701-3596 x106
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Grace Francken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
Not accepting new clients
It takes strength to ask for help. Each person lives a life full of unique circumstances and challenges. I believe in partnering with my clients to help them develop their potential and find the path that is right for them. My goal is to empower clients to live their best lives. I enjoy seeing the pride my clients have when they've succeeded in reaching their goals. These goals are often hidden in everyday stressors and the challenges we face, and by exploring challenges in a safe environment, I support my clients in unlocking their goals and fulfilling them.
It takes strength to ask for help. Each person lives a life full of unique circumstances and challenges. I believe in partnering with my clients to help them develop their potential and find the path that is right for them. My goal is to empower clients to live their best lives. I enjoy seeing the pride my clients have when they've succeeded in reaching their goals. These goals are often hidden in everyday stressors and the challenges we face, and by exploring challenges in a safe environment, I support my clients in unlocking their goals and fulfilling them.
(810) 213-2052 View (810) 213-2052
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Sage Hales-Ho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, RYT-200
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
I work with people through life transitions, parenting challenges, and relationship concerns. I see each person holistically including mind, body, and spirit. I hope to acknowledge the mind-body connection and honor this through the therapeutic process. I am an experienced yoga teacher and will integrate mindfulness-based approaches and movement as a client prefers. During therapy, I will work with you to identify goals and help you take steps to move towards your goals. I will listen non-judgmentally and seek to witness and understand your perspective and experiences. I work to provide anti racist and LGBTQIA+ affirming care.
I work with people through life transitions, parenting challenges, and relationship concerns. I see each person holistically including mind, body, and spirit. I hope to acknowledge the mind-body connection and honor this through the therapeutic process. I am an experienced yoga teacher and will integrate mindfulness-based approaches and movement as a client prefers. During therapy, I will work with you to identify goals and help you take steps to move towards your goals. I will listen non-judgmentally and seek to witness and understand your perspective and experiences. I work to provide anti racist and LGBTQIA+ affirming care.
(517) 273-2071 View (517) 273-2071
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Amy Burton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
I have worked in the Mental Health field for over 15 years on a full and part-time basis. I am passionate about working with people to discover, build and strengthen skills to create a healthy mind and healthy relationships. Life can present opportunities for personal growth that often feel painful or confusing. I believe in providing a compassionate, hopeful, informed objective position to support you as you work through life stress, trauma or personal challenges.
I have worked in the Mental Health field for over 15 years on a full and part-time basis. I am passionate about working with people to discover, build and strengthen skills to create a healthy mind and healthy relationships. Life can present opportunities for personal growth that often feel painful or confusing. I believe in providing a compassionate, hopeful, informed objective position to support you as you work through life stress, trauma or personal challenges.
(517) 376-4797 View (517) 376-4797
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Therapy Today Counseling and Consulting LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
Therapy helps people live well, love well, and work well. Whatever state you find yourself in, you will find in us a caring listener and a resource for finding your strength in a comforting space. At Therapy Today, you will be able to talk to a person today who can help start you on the path to healing. We believe therapy is something everyone can benefit from. When you are facing life’s troubles, Therapy Today assists you in effectively addressing those troubles, transforming pain into joy, conflict into peace, and loneliness into love.
Therapy helps people live well, love well, and work well. Whatever state you find yourself in, you will find in us a caring listener and a resource for finding your strength in a comforting space. At Therapy Today, you will be able to talk to a person today who can help start you on the path to healing. We believe therapy is something everyone can benefit from. When you are facing life’s troubles, Therapy Today assists you in effectively addressing those troubles, transforming pain into joy, conflict into peace, and loneliness into love.
(517) 300-7454 View (517) 300-7454
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Neeshan Mehretu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48823
Not accepting new clients
I hold a space of hope, peace and non-judgement for clients to get in touch with all parts of who they are and to build their strongest, kindest and most compassionate selves. I find this allows clients to have the tools to alleviate suffering in themselves, their couples and families. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, And Experiential Therapy. I work with children, teenagers, adults, couples and families. I come alongside clients while they recognize their strengths, identify their values and work towards their goals. I believe therapy is sacred, hard work and can be fun and life changing.
I hold a space of hope, peace and non-judgement for clients to get in touch with all parts of who they are and to build their strongest, kindest and most compassionate selves. I find this allows clients to have the tools to alleviate suffering in themselves, their couples and families. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, And Experiential Therapy. I work with children, teenagers, adults, couples and families. I come alongside clients while they recognize their strengths, identify their values and work towards their goals. I believe therapy is sacred, hard work and can be fun and life changing.
(517) 418-7919 View (517) 418-7919
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Taylored Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
Wondering why you can't seem to maintain satisfying relationships? Do you oftentimes struggle with identity asking, 'who am I or who should I be?' You have become an expert caretaker specializing in denying your true self and placing other's needs before your own. You have difficulty trusting others with your whole heart and live in fear of not getting your own emotional needs met. Outwardly you appear secure, you have learned to be a doer and a perfectionist, but inwardly you feel fragile and abandoned. Others have accused you of being needy and sensitive which further dismisses who you are. Sounding familiar?
Wondering why you can't seem to maintain satisfying relationships? Do you oftentimes struggle with identity asking, 'who am I or who should I be?' You have become an expert caretaker specializing in denying your true self and placing other's needs before your own. You have difficulty trusting others with your whole heart and live in fear of not getting your own emotional needs met. Outwardly you appear secure, you have learned to be a doer and a perfectionist, but inwardly you feel fragile and abandoned. Others have accused you of being needy and sensitive which further dismisses who you are. Sounding familiar?
(248) 951-9387 View (248) 951-9387
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Tammy Edinger- Life's A Beach Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW, BCD
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48823
In my 26 years of clinical work, the majority of my clients want to solve a problem(s) or gain control of their life. Seeking out therapy can be difficult for a multitude of reasons. Reaching out to a therapist is similar to reaching out to a physician, chiropractor or physical therapist; healing! In therapy, you decide the goals you want to reach. I can assist you in determining your goals, if you're not sure of the starting point. The choice is yours!
In my 26 years of clinical work, the majority of my clients want to solve a problem(s) or gain control of their life. Seeking out therapy can be difficult for a multitude of reasons. Reaching out to a therapist is similar to reaching out to a physician, chiropractor or physical therapist; healing! In therapy, you decide the goals you want to reach. I can assist you in determining your goals, if you're not sure of the starting point. The choice is yours!
(517) 210-1308 View (517) 210-1308
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Bridging Communities & Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, ADS
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
We are accepting NEW clients- BCCS is a community-based Outpatient Mental Health Clinic that provides a person-centered approach to children, adolescents, and adults. Our approach is to provide a supportive, safe, and interculturally competent environment, tailored to your individual needs. Most of our clinicians are bilingual licensed mental health professionals, who are passionate about closing the mental health gap created by language, cultural or religious barriers.
We are accepting NEW clients- BCCS is a community-based Outpatient Mental Health Clinic that provides a person-centered approach to children, adolescents, and adults. Our approach is to provide a supportive, safe, and interculturally competent environment, tailored to your individual needs. Most of our clinicians are bilingual licensed mental health professionals, who are passionate about closing the mental health gap created by language, cultural or religious barriers.
(517) 992-6353 View (517) 992-6353
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Kayla Cox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
East Lansing, MI 48823
Not accepting new clients
Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, or just need a safe environment to explore the challenges of life? My therapy style is compassionate and non-judgmental. I believe in meeting individuals where they are at in life and creating goals together to improve and manage day-to-day stressors.
Do you suffer from anxiety, depression, or just need a safe environment to explore the challenges of life? My therapy style is compassionate and non-judgmental. I believe in meeting individuals where they are at in life and creating goals together to improve and manage day-to-day stressors.
(517) 940-8189 View (517) 940-8189
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Toby Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, ACSW, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48823
We all want to be comfortable in our life pursuits and sometimes that does not seem possible or the changes we need to make seem impossible or overwhelming. Asking others for help also is hard but it can be worth the try. Trusting another person for some is the biggest hurdle. I have been in these situations myself personally. I have also helped people of almost all ages surmount their difficulties and make gains toward their goals. I have been a mental health professional over 35 years.
We all want to be comfortable in our life pursuits and sometimes that does not seem possible or the changes we need to make seem impossible or overwhelming. Asking others for help also is hard but it can be worth the try. Trusting another person for some is the biggest hurdle. I have been in these situations myself personally. I have also helped people of almost all ages surmount their difficulties and make gains toward their goals. I have been a mental health professional over 35 years.
(517) 210-0964 View (517) 210-0964
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Ashley Gulker
Master Social Work, LMSW, PMH-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
East Lansing, MI 48823  (Online Only)
I use a range of therapeutic approaches to meet the diverse needs and comfort levels of my clients. Let's work together to determine how you, your child, or family can work through challenges using cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, family therapy and/or traditional talk therapy. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults on issues ranging from depression and anxiety to trauma and struggles with life transitions.
I use a range of therapeutic approaches to meet the diverse needs and comfort levels of my clients. Let's work together to determine how you, your child, or family can work through challenges using cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, family therapy and/or traditional talk therapy. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults on issues ranging from depression and anxiety to trauma and struggles with life transitions.
(517) 583-4035 View (517) 583-4035

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Number of Therapists in East Lansing, MI

400+

Average cost per session

$142

Therapists in East Lansing, MI who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
81% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% McLaren
59% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in East Lansing, MI see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in East Lansing?

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.