Therapists in Flushing, MI

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WAIT Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Flushing, MI 48433
My goal as a therapist is to provide clients with a safe and supportive environment while encouraging and promoting them to grow mentally, intellectually, psychologically, socially and spiritually to reach their optimal potential of autonomy. I provide psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I am experienced in working with individuals with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Marital counseling, divorce grief, anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship/family counseling, grief, and spiritual counseling. I also provide mentoring and academic tutoring for children and adolescence.
My goal as a therapist is to provide clients with a safe and supportive environment while encouraging and promoting them to grow mentally, intellectually, psychologically, socially and spiritually to reach their optimal potential of autonomy. I provide psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I am experienced in working with individuals with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Marital counseling, divorce grief, anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship/family counseling, grief, and spiritual counseling. I also provide mentoring and academic tutoring for children and adolescence.
(810) 270-1734 View (810) 270-1734
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Kari LaFave
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, MI 48433  (Online Only)
Are you in a relationship that is causing you to feel unlike who you know yourself to be? Or, maybe you are going through a life changing event that is causing an adverse reaction. Unhealthy relationships or life events can leave us exhausted, confused, depressed and anxious. Sometimes we need help healing and finding out what predisposed us to this type of relationship or event. I listen without judgement and will work with you to build healthy boundaries to help you move forward in a positive direction.
Are you in a relationship that is causing you to feel unlike who you know yourself to be? Or, maybe you are going through a life changing event that is causing an adverse reaction. Unhealthy relationships or life events can leave us exhausted, confused, depressed and anxious. Sometimes we need help healing and finding out what predisposed us to this type of relationship or event. I listen without judgement and will work with you to build healthy boundaries to help you move forward in a positive direction.
(810) 476-2999 View (810) 476-2999
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Jennifer Peel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Flushing, MI 48433
Hello and welcome! My name is Jennifer and I am excited to meet you! I have over 10 years of experience working with children and youth who have struggled with a variety of life stressors and have had difficulties with anxiety, depression, self-harming, adjustment disorders, trauma disorders, oppositional behaviors, relational problems, bonding and attachment issues, or child abuse related problems. Kids don’t always have the skills to be able to cope with life difficulties or be able to adequately verbalize how they are feeling which means that these feelings and emotions often come out in negative behaviors.
Hello and welcome! My name is Jennifer and I am excited to meet you! I have over 10 years of experience working with children and youth who have struggled with a variety of life stressors and have had difficulties with anxiety, depression, self-harming, adjustment disorders, trauma disorders, oppositional behaviors, relational problems, bonding and attachment issues, or child abuse related problems. Kids don’t always have the skills to be able to cope with life difficulties or be able to adequately verbalize how they are feeling which means that these feelings and emotions often come out in negative behaviors.
(810) 544-8802 View (810) 544-8802
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Willie L Hillman
Counselor, PhD, MA, LLPC
Verified
Flushing, MI 48433
We are born striving to prosper and grow. We respond to life experiences in ways that will protect us and allow us to cope with our environments. Often, the coping strategies essential at one point in our lives become ineffective-and even maladaptive-at another part of our lives. The therapeutic process allows us to explore patterns created through life experience, and choose healthier, more adaptive ways of coping and being. I approach my work with empathy, respect, and acceptance, creating a safe, supportive, and confidential environment in which to overcome obstacles-and allow for positive growth and lasting change.
We are born striving to prosper and grow. We respond to life experiences in ways that will protect us and allow us to cope with our environments. Often, the coping strategies essential at one point in our lives become ineffective-and even maladaptive-at another part of our lives. The therapeutic process allows us to explore patterns created through life experience, and choose healthier, more adaptive ways of coping and being. I approach my work with empathy, respect, and acceptance, creating a safe, supportive, and confidential environment in which to overcome obstacles-and allow for positive growth and lasting change.
(810) 634-9143 View (810) 634-9143
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Samantha McCullough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, CCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, MI 48433
Waitlist for new clients
Hey, I'm Sam. My goal is to help you navigate through life when it just keeps showing up - whether that is processing through past experiences and traumas, or working through current obstacles to reach your goals. We'll work together to figure out ways to use your strengths and skills to find new ways to cope with stress, anxiety and depression, difficult relationships, addictive behaviors, or just get through one of life's many transitions.
Hey, I'm Sam. My goal is to help you navigate through life when it just keeps showing up - whether that is processing through past experiences and traumas, or working through current obstacles to reach your goals. We'll work together to figure out ways to use your strengths and skills to find new ways to cope with stress, anxiety and depression, difficult relationships, addictive behaviors, or just get through one of life's many transitions.
(810) 777-7476 View (810) 777-7476
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Epic Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, MI 48433
Daily living can become easily stressful and overwhelming. Sometimes daily struggles are more than a challenge, which can be a result of personal changes, thoughts, feelings, or due to difficult situations. Epic Counseling, PLLC aims to help clients achieve their personal goals, along with reducing symptoms, identifying triggers or stressors, and assisting in developing coping skills. Epic Counseling, PLLC works with a variety of ages from children, teenagers, adults, to even senior citizens.​
Daily living can become easily stressful and overwhelming. Sometimes daily struggles are more than a challenge, which can be a result of personal changes, thoughts, feelings, or due to difficult situations. Epic Counseling, PLLC aims to help clients achieve their personal goals, along with reducing symptoms, identifying triggers or stressors, and assisting in developing coping skills. Epic Counseling, PLLC works with a variety of ages from children, teenagers, adults, to even senior citizens.​
(810) 428-1794 View (810) 428-1794
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Jessica Mae Pigott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Flushing, MI 48433  (Online Only)
I have several years of experience in grief counseling, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and couples counseling. I am committed to helping you work through your struggles and achieve emotional wellness. I understand that everyone's journey is unique and I take a personalized approach to therapy, tailoring each session to meet your needs.
I have several years of experience in grief counseling, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, and couples counseling. I am committed to helping you work through your struggles and achieve emotional wellness. I understand that everyone's journey is unique and I take a personalized approach to therapy, tailoring each session to meet your needs.
(810) 442-8219 View (810) 442-8219
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Nurturing Selves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RPT-S
Verified
Flushing, MI 48433
Are you and your children struggling with the complexities of life during a pandemic, an unexpected change or conflict, or a traumatic event? I want to help you find the ways to navigate those challenges in a comfortable, connected, compassionate, and creative way.
Are you and your children struggling with the complexities of life during a pandemic, an unexpected change or conflict, or a traumatic event? I want to help you find the ways to navigate those challenges in a comfortable, connected, compassionate, and creative way.
(810) 888-0964 View (810) 888-0964
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James Rogers
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Flushing, MI 48433
My goal as a counselor is to provide understanding, relatability, compassion, and genuineness. There are a multitude of situations in life we do not have control over; however, there are many things in life we can control. When we arm ourselves with tools and resources to manage the things we can control in life, our mental health begins to experience the benefits of our efforts. In adulthood, we exhibit behaviors of survival that has helped us survive as an individual. Carrying wounds (abuse, neglect, abandonment, etc.) that has warped our worldview leading to cycles passed on through relationships, interactions, and generations.
My goal as a counselor is to provide understanding, relatability, compassion, and genuineness. There are a multitude of situations in life we do not have control over; however, there are many things in life we can control. When we arm ourselves with tools and resources to manage the things we can control in life, our mental health begins to experience the benefits of our efforts. In adulthood, we exhibit behaviors of survival that has helped us survive as an individual. Carrying wounds (abuse, neglect, abandonment, etc.) that has warped our worldview leading to cycles passed on through relationships, interactions, and generations.
(810) 394-7815 View (810) 394-7815
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Tyra M Petoskey Lmsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, HDP, RYT-200, REIKI-4
Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, MI 48433
“Considering counseling?" I provide adult individual and couples' counseling. I work with a broad spectrum of client needs including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, communication issues and post-traumatic stress. I believe that every person is invested with strengths and abilities that make them unique. Various problems can compromise our ability to reach our full potential. Let's strengthen coping mechanisms to overcome pain, loss and stress that limit us from moving forward in life. Together we will create positive change.
“Considering counseling?" I provide adult individual and couples' counseling. I work with a broad spectrum of client needs including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, communication issues and post-traumatic stress. I believe that every person is invested with strengths and abilities that make them unique. Various problems can compromise our ability to reach our full potential. Let's strengthen coping mechanisms to overcome pain, loss and stress that limit us from moving forward in life. Together we will create positive change.
(810) 893-7937 View (810) 893-7937
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Center For Psychological Well Being
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, MI 48433
Are you grappling with life’s difficulties? Struggling to manage stress, navigate emotions, cope with grief, face challenging life transitions, or combat anxiety? Do you find yourself dealing with relationship difficulties, past trauma, binge eating, or self-esteem issues? We can help you work through these concerns and others, such as depression, women’s issues, body image, self-acceptance, and ADHD. We believe in meeting you where you’re at and helping to steer you toward relief from these challenges. Break through barriers hindering your well-being, experience relief, and cultivate balance and calmness with our support.
Are you grappling with life’s difficulties? Struggling to manage stress, navigate emotions, cope with grief, face challenging life transitions, or combat anxiety? Do you find yourself dealing with relationship difficulties, past trauma, binge eating, or self-esteem issues? We can help you work through these concerns and others, such as depression, women’s issues, body image, self-acceptance, and ADHD. We believe in meeting you where you’re at and helping to steer you toward relief from these challenges. Break through barriers hindering your well-being, experience relief, and cultivate balance and calmness with our support.
(810) 407-7403 View (810) 407-7403
Taylor Psychological Clinic
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Flushing, MI 48433
Taylor Psychological Clinic, PC is a privately held professional corporation providing comprehensive outpatient counseling services in the Flint area for over 30 years. Our clinic offers qualified counseling, providing state of the art mental health treatment to clients through psychotherapy. Our staff includes a variety of mental heatlh professionals in order to meet the specific needs of each individual. Our staff includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, and Professional Counselors. Our staff has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Each Health professional uses a unique Integrative approach to treatment.
Taylor Psychological Clinic, PC is a privately held professional corporation providing comprehensive outpatient counseling services in the Flint area for over 30 years. Our clinic offers qualified counseling, providing state of the art mental health treatment to clients through psychotherapy. Our staff includes a variety of mental heatlh professionals in order to meet the specific needs of each individual. Our staff includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, and Professional Counselors. Our staff has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Each Health professional uses a unique Integrative approach to treatment.
(810) 412-0337 View (810) 412-0337
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Jessica Moore
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Flushing, MI 48433
I provide psychotherapy for teens and adults. My experience includes working with anxiety, depression, abuse/neglect, relationship/family issues, body image issues, disordered eating, pre-and post-partum issues, and trauma. Together we can explore healthy and effective coping techniques to help you be your authentic self. I also provide bariatric psychological evaluations needed prior to bariatric surgery.
I provide psychotherapy for teens and adults. My experience includes working with anxiety, depression, abuse/neglect, relationship/family issues, body image issues, disordered eating, pre-and post-partum issues, and trauma. Together we can explore healthy and effective coping techniques to help you be your authentic self. I also provide bariatric psychological evaluations needed prior to bariatric surgery.
(810) 407-7403 View (810) 407-7403
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Steven M Brooks
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MSLLP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Flushing, MI 48433
I enjoy a good challenge. I enjoy working with several different type clients. Lately I have been working with gamblers and really enjoy the challenges they present. I have a long history of working with children and know a lot about ADHD. Additionally, I enjoy discussing how GOD can change us and How to be Free. If you want to discuss your concerns please contact me. I have developed a private office where I can do a sliding scale for people who want counseling but may be limited in resources.
I enjoy a good challenge. I enjoy working with several different type clients. Lately I have been working with gamblers and really enjoy the challenges they present. I have a long history of working with children and know a lot about ADHD. Additionally, I enjoy discussing how GOD can change us and How to be Free. If you want to discuss your concerns please contact me. I have developed a private office where I can do a sliding scale for people who want counseling but may be limited in resources.
(810) 991-4464 View (810) 991-4464
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Liz Frederick
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, MI 48433  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. Evening and Weekend Availability. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have always been exposed to a variety of populations. Aside from my array of experience with age as well as diagnoses, I have an interest in working with individuals dealing with chronic illness and related stressors, whether you are newly diagnosed or been diagnosed years ago. I have a specific passion for gastrointestinal problems and exploring the mind-gut connection.
Accepting New Clients. Evening and Weekend Availability. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have always been exposed to a variety of populations. Aside from my array of experience with age as well as diagnoses, I have an interest in working with individuals dealing with chronic illness and related stressors, whether you are newly diagnosed or been diagnosed years ago. I have a specific passion for gastrointestinal problems and exploring the mind-gut connection.
(810) 407-7403 View (810) 407-7403
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DeAntonie Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Flushing, MI 48433
We all experience periods of struggle in our lives as an individual, a family, or a couple. The struggles are real, be it abuse, addiction, bullying, low self-confidence, stress, grief, illness, relationship issues, family issues. Whatever the struggle is, we do our best to overcome it but only to be left overwhelmed, exhausted, alone, and “feed up.” This is when we may need a little help from a caring professional who knows what to do. Seeking help from a professional can be difficult. I congratulate you for taking that step.
We all experience periods of struggle in our lives as an individual, a family, or a couple. The struggles are real, be it abuse, addiction, bullying, low self-confidence, stress, grief, illness, relationship issues, family issues. Whatever the struggle is, we do our best to overcome it but only to be left overwhelmed, exhausted, alone, and “feed up.” This is when we may need a little help from a caring professional who knows what to do. Seeking help from a professional can be difficult. I congratulate you for taking that step.
(810) 213-2594 View (810) 213-2594
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Cynthia Mannino-Zedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Flushing, MI 48433
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for helping others find the best version of themselves. I want to help you find joy during the ups and downs in life. I meet clients where they are at and build upon strengths. I use a solution focused, trauma-based approach in therapy. I prefer to focus on what is right with someone, rather than what is wrong. I have been practicing therapy since 2010 and would love to work together to help you learn about yourself, process good and bad experiences, and help you find your path to happiness during any transition you may be going through. I will provide a safe, confidential space for you to express yourself.
I have a passion for helping others find the best version of themselves. I want to help you find joy during the ups and downs in life. I meet clients where they are at and build upon strengths. I use a solution focused, trauma-based approach in therapy. I prefer to focus on what is right with someone, rather than what is wrong. I have been practicing therapy since 2010 and would love to work together to help you learn about yourself, process good and bad experiences, and help you find your path to happiness during any transition you may be going through. I will provide a safe, confidential space for you to express yourself.
(810) 498-2384 View (810) 498-2384
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Soul Care Counseling Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, Donette L Mabry, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Flushing, MI 48433
Hi, my name is Donette L. Mabry MA LPC. I am a clinical therapist. I have always had a listening ear and a desire to serve others by helping them meet their goals clinically, mentally, socially, professionally, spiritually and emotionally. I put my life experience and my academic studies to work for you. My approach to clinical therapy is Cognitive Behavioral, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focus and a mix of other techniques. The needs of my clients are most important to me so I am not limited in therapeutic approaches. Let’s work together to win that healthy, happy life you expect and deserve.
Hi, my name is Donette L. Mabry MA LPC. I am a clinical therapist. I have always had a listening ear and a desire to serve others by helping them meet their goals clinically, mentally, socially, professionally, spiritually and emotionally. I put my life experience and my academic studies to work for you. My approach to clinical therapy is Cognitive Behavioral, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focus and a mix of other techniques. The needs of my clients are most important to me so I am not limited in therapeutic approaches. Let’s work together to win that healthy, happy life you expect and deserve.
(810) 216-5419 View (810) 216-5419
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Samantha Pillow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC, NCC
Verified
Flushing, MI 48433
Waitlist for new clients
Life can feel unfair, can be overwhelming, difficult to manage, non-stop, and for far too many of us, all of these at the same time. Whether you are struggling with issues associated with depression, anxiety, addiction or trauma, to name a few, the focus of our sessions will be on establishing agreed upon goals, integrating coping skills as well as life skills to improve mental health stability. A client centered approach is utilized to meet each client at their own place, working on unique, specific and individualized goals. Happiness is not an unachievable feeling, so why not get started on your journey today!
Life can feel unfair, can be overwhelming, difficult to manage, non-stop, and for far too many of us, all of these at the same time. Whether you are struggling with issues associated with depression, anxiety, addiction or trauma, to name a few, the focus of our sessions will be on establishing agreed upon goals, integrating coping skills as well as life skills to improve mental health stability. A client centered approach is utilized to meet each client at their own place, working on unique, specific and individualized goals. Happiness is not an unachievable feeling, so why not get started on your journey today!
(810) 634-9606 View (810) 634-9606
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Strong Inspirations, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Flushing, MI 48433
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my Master's in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. I enjoy working with many diverse issues and clients. I am trained in DBT, as well as Play Therapy and Grief/Trauma. I have previously worked as a Clinical Therapist in a hospital behavioral health unit and as an adjunct professor.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my Master's in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. I enjoy working with many diverse issues and clients. I am trained in DBT, as well as Play Therapy and Grief/Trauma. I have previously worked as a Clinical Therapist in a hospital behavioral health unit and as an adjunct professor.
(810) 209-8321 View (810) 209-8321

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Number of Therapists in Flushing, MI

20+

Average cost per session

$110

Therapists in Flushing, MI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
88% Trauma and PTSD
81% Coping Skills
77% Relationship Issues
77% Family Conflict
77% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Flushing, MI see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Flushing?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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