Therapists in Holland, MI

Photo of Time For A Change Therapy, LLC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Holland, MI
Time For A Change Therapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49423
Hi. I'm Michelle Sheridan. I have over 25 yrs. of experience helping couples and individuals through difficult times, transitions & situations in life. I'd like to help you, if you feel it's "Time For A Change"! I help people to deal with anger, resentment, frustration, depression and overall unhappiness. There's no time like the present to look at what choices you've made in the past & how your past may be affecting today & your future. Learning to communicate in a productive way, finding your voice. I can help you succeed in identifying problem areas, understanding them, understanding yourself and others.
Hi. I'm Michelle Sheridan. I have over 25 yrs. of experience helping couples and individuals through difficult times, transitions & situations in life. I'd like to help you, if you feel it's "Time For A Change"! I help people to deal with anger, resentment, frustration, depression and overall unhappiness. There's no time like the present to look at what choices you've made in the past & how your past may be affecting today & your future. Learning to communicate in a productive way, finding your voice. I can help you succeed in identifying problem areas, understanding them, understanding yourself and others.
(616) 202-5257 View (616) 202-5257
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Joel S Wilkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49423
In my occupation as a social worker and therapist, I am passionate about seeing individuals step into living a healthy, whole life and finding how client and therapist can journey in this together. My experiences in life have prepared me to work with individuals as an empathetic listener. I strive to deliver individualized, high quality, evidence-based treatment. My treatment approach is personal and integrative, in that I may integrate complementary interventions in thoughtful and intentional ways to help you make sustainable changes that will help you reach your goals.
In my occupation as a social worker and therapist, I am passionate about seeing individuals step into living a healthy, whole life and finding how client and therapist can journey in this together. My experiences in life have prepared me to work with individuals as an empathetic listener. I strive to deliver individualized, high quality, evidence-based treatment. My treatment approach is personal and integrative, in that I may integrate complementary interventions in thoughtful and intentional ways to help you make sustainable changes that will help you reach your goals.
(616) 208-3217 View (616) 208-3217
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James Hoeksema
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49423
Not accepting new clients
Life is rough at times. We can't always do it on our own. Sometimes we need professional guidance and support. I provide therapy services to adults and adolescents who are struggling with relationships, depression, or anxiety. My style is eclectic--I blend various schools of thought from my training and 25+ years of experience. I'm also interactive--I don't just reflect back what you've already said. Instead, I listen, use empathy, and focus my responses to help you get "unstuck" and accomplish the goals you want.
Life is rough at times. We can't always do it on our own. Sometimes we need professional guidance and support. I provide therapy services to adults and adolescents who are struggling with relationships, depression, or anxiety. My style is eclectic--I blend various schools of thought from my training and 25+ years of experience. I'm also interactive--I don't just reflect back what you've already said. Instead, I listen, use empathy, and focus my responses to help you get "unstuck" and accomplish the goals you want.
(616) 439-0820 View (616) 439-0820
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Susan Van Wyngarden
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49423
I love working with a client earnestly seeking life change. We pursue self reflection and cognitive restructuring.while probing the roots of a client's faith. I have also found that my life experience, which includes a 32-year marriage and the raising of 3 young adults now heading out into the world, provides a rich source of good counsel. My style is characterized by a personal approach that is warm and supportive with a holistic focus and my sincere hope for all my clients is a personal awareness that brings the emotional and mental stability that leads to positive behaviors.
I love working with a client earnestly seeking life change. We pursue self reflection and cognitive restructuring.while probing the roots of a client's faith. I have also found that my life experience, which includes a 32-year marriage and the raising of 3 young adults now heading out into the world, provides a rich source of good counsel. My style is characterized by a personal approach that is warm and supportive with a holistic focus and my sincere hope for all my clients is a personal awareness that brings the emotional and mental stability that leads to positive behaviors.
(616) 871-2436 View (616) 871-2436
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Todd Thomas Leva
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Holland, MI 49423
I approach each client from a place of gratitude and awe. It takes enormous courage to ask for help. That is never lost on me. A key to therapy is building a therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client. The client in the beginning, out of shear bravery, allows me into their journey. As they learn to trust me and open up, we begin to explore their unique nuances, their ups and downs, their pains, their hurts, as well as their successes along their journey. In this exploration together, healing and understanding begins to flourish.
I approach each client from a place of gratitude and awe. It takes enormous courage to ask for help. That is never lost on me. A key to therapy is building a therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client. The client in the beginning, out of shear bravery, allows me into their journey. As they learn to trust me and open up, we begin to explore their unique nuances, their ups and downs, their pains, their hurts, as well as their successes along their journey. In this exploration together, healing and understanding begins to flourish.
(616) 426-9034 x692 View (616) 426-9034 x692
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Sandy Kemink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49423
It is my passion to help people explore patterns in their life and relationships. It is my intent to provide hope and encouragement as people courageously take steps to make their life more manageable. The relationship with each of my clients is important to me -- I consider it a privilege to be trusted in people's lives as a facilitator in a healing process.
It is my passion to help people explore patterns in their life and relationships. It is my intent to provide hope and encouragement as people courageously take steps to make their life more manageable. The relationship with each of my clients is important to me -- I consider it a privilege to be trusted in people's lives as a facilitator in a healing process.
(616) 710-4004 View (616) 710-4004
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Leslie B Roberts
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Holland, MI 49423
Although I spend a lot of time conducting psychological assessments, I truly enjoy the time I get to spend as a therapist walking through life with my clients. At one point in time or another, all of us struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, big-emotions and overall ineffectiveness in our life. In therapy, we not only spend time discussing ongoing issues and current difficulties, but we also focus on themes in our lives and the ways that our thinking patterns can inhibit our ability to create the unique life that we want to live.
Although I spend a lot of time conducting psychological assessments, I truly enjoy the time I get to spend as a therapist walking through life with my clients. At one point in time or another, all of us struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, big-emotions and overall ineffectiveness in our life. In therapy, we not only spend time discussing ongoing issues and current difficulties, but we also focus on themes in our lives and the ways that our thinking patterns can inhibit our ability to create the unique life that we want to live.
(616) 344-4982 View (616) 344-4982
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Brandy Pyk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49423
Sometimes we don't understand why we feel the way we do or even how our feelings guide us in our choices. It can be a complex process to navigate for children, teens and adults. I have extensive experience working with individuals seeking understanding and clarity with their emotions. I have worked with individuals to understand and manage anxiety, depression, anger, oppositional defiance, ADHD, and severe emotional dysregulation. Together we will find the path to success because You Matter!
Sometimes we don't understand why we feel the way we do or even how our feelings guide us in our choices. It can be a complex process to navigate for children, teens and adults. I have extensive experience working with individuals seeking understanding and clarity with their emotions. I have worked with individuals to understand and manage anxiety, depression, anger, oppositional defiance, ADHD, and severe emotional dysregulation. Together we will find the path to success because You Matter!
(616) 219-8774 View (616) 219-8774
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Rosemary Cruz
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Holland, MI 49423
Not accepting new clients
My education consists of a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Hispanic Studies from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Aquinas College. Currently, I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) in the State of Michigan, where I have the ability to diagnose and treat clinical mental health disorders. Through my limited licensure period, I continuously receive supervision from a fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), where I am able to improve my ability to treat and diagnose my clients.
My education consists of a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Hispanic Studies from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Aquinas College. Currently, I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC) in the State of Michigan, where I have the ability to diagnose and treat clinical mental health disorders. Through my limited licensure period, I continuously receive supervision from a fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), where I am able to improve my ability to treat and diagnose my clients.
(616) 512-2659 View (616) 512-2659
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Susan Hofland Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49423
At Susan Hofland Counseling I am passionate about people. There are times in life when you are struggling, or your kids are struggling and you simply do not know what to do. You may be a young adult experiencing the growing pains of stress and transitions. Sometimes, you need a safe place to talk through your difficulties in order to gain new perspectives and learn new tools along the way. I would love the opportunity to walk with you and/or your kids toward health and healing.
At Susan Hofland Counseling I am passionate about people. There are times in life when you are struggling, or your kids are struggling and you simply do not know what to do. You may be a young adult experiencing the growing pains of stress and transitions. Sometimes, you need a safe place to talk through your difficulties in order to gain new perspectives and learn new tools along the way. I would love the opportunity to walk with you and/or your kids toward health and healing.
(616) 202-5497 View (616) 202-5497
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Lara Brazle
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LLMFT
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49424  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone has a purpose and a story. We are all also connected to each other by our stories. I work with couples that are struggling in their partnerships and need help with reconnection or conflict mediation. I work with families that desire for stronger connection. Whether it’s a loss you’ve experienced and need someone to help you process it, or a child struggling in school, I want to help you with those and everything in between. I work with individuals as well. Depression, anxiety, and life transitions are difficult to process on your own and are emotions or circumstances almost everyone can relate to.
I believe that everyone has a purpose and a story. We are all also connected to each other by our stories. I work with couples that are struggling in their partnerships and need help with reconnection or conflict mediation. I work with families that desire for stronger connection. Whether it’s a loss you’ve experienced and need someone to help you process it, or a child struggling in school, I want to help you with those and everything in between. I work with individuals as well. Depression, anxiety, and life transitions are difficult to process on your own and are emotions or circumstances almost everyone can relate to.
(616) 303-0465 x750 View (616) 303-0465 x750
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Stephanie Stoneman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49423
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Michigan, with 18 years of experience providing therapy in multi-faceted ways. I have worked as a medical social worker, providing therapy for those suffering from a variety of hardships. I have worked as an addictions counselor for those with substance dependence and their families. I specialize in working with other professionals who struggle with mood or substance abuse issues. I have experience treating depression, anxiety/panic, trauma, women's issues, relationship issues, career issues, and those with a combination of physical and mental health issues.
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Michigan, with 18 years of experience providing therapy in multi-faceted ways. I have worked as a medical social worker, providing therapy for those suffering from a variety of hardships. I have worked as an addictions counselor for those with substance dependence and their families. I specialize in working with other professionals who struggle with mood or substance abuse issues. I have experience treating depression, anxiety/panic, trauma, women's issues, relationship issues, career issues, and those with a combination of physical and mental health issues.
(616) 300-2911 View (616) 300-2911
Photo of Rae Lynn Hooley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Holland, MI
Rae Lynn Hooley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49423
Are you here because you are wondering, “Is it time to find a counselor?” The question can be both intimidating and courageous; so, I will share a few thoughts about counseling and a bit about me. If something that I share sparks recognition or connection, then I hope we meet soon. You and your story deserve respect. How will I respect and support you? Through a deep admiration for your uniqueness. With respect as the foundation, we will discover the strategies that empower you and that clear a path forward.
Are you here because you are wondering, “Is it time to find a counselor?” The question can be both intimidating and courageous; so, I will share a few thoughts about counseling and a bit about me. If something that I share sparks recognition or connection, then I hope we meet soon. You and your story deserve respect. How will I respect and support you? Through a deep admiration for your uniqueness. With respect as the foundation, we will discover the strategies that empower you and that clear a path forward.
(616) 396-6285 View (616) 396-6285
Photo of Christina Adamski, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Holland, MI
Christina Adamski
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Holland, MI 49424
Our mission, at Footprints Counseling, is to walk alongside our clients as they navigate through the struggles of life. Life can be a tough at times with many different challenges to face. You do not have to walk that journey alone without support. Footprints Counseling is here to support you. Reach out to us on this journey of life and we will be there for you every step of the way to support, advocate and encourage you.
Our mission, at Footprints Counseling, is to walk alongside our clients as they navigate through the struggles of life. Life can be a tough at times with many different challenges to face. You do not have to walk that journey alone without support. Footprints Counseling is here to support you. Reach out to us on this journey of life and we will be there for you every step of the way to support, advocate and encourage you.
(616) 219-8215 View (616) 219-8215
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Clara Starr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49424
I recognize that telling our stories is not always easy, and I am honored to walk alongside those who choose to share their stories with me for a time. I particularly enjoy working with young adults in seasons of self-discovery or life transitions, and specialize in providing therapy to 17-30 year olds. Young adulthood is full of unique, and often overwhelming questions like “Who do I really want to be? How do I create the life I want for myself? Will I succeed? Where do I start?” I will offer support as we explore these questions and develop the vision, skills, and confidence to move forward.
I recognize that telling our stories is not always easy, and I am honored to walk alongside those who choose to share their stories with me for a time. I particularly enjoy working with young adults in seasons of self-discovery or life transitions, and specialize in providing therapy to 17-30 year olds. Young adulthood is full of unique, and often overwhelming questions like “Who do I really want to be? How do I create the life I want for myself? Will I succeed? Where do I start?” I will offer support as we explore these questions and develop the vision, skills, and confidence to move forward.
(616) 805-3660 x5555 View (616) 805-3660 x5555
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Brittany Bosch
Counselor, LLPC
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49424
Change is hard. That's the saying, right? What if I were to say change is good, but it's the transitions that are hard? Hi, I'm Brittany Stahl, limited licensed counselor. I work with teens and young adults, ages 12-30, specifically because this time of life brings many transitional stages. In middle school and high school we find ourself trying to "find ourself", which is then followed by college or career exploration. Serious dating, marriage, kids, and potentially divorce may follow. These transitions can cause upsetting symptoms of anger, depression, anxiety, identity issues, self-esteem issues, etc.
Change is hard. That's the saying, right? What if I were to say change is good, but it's the transitions that are hard? Hi, I'm Brittany Stahl, limited licensed counselor. I work with teens and young adults, ages 12-30, specifically because this time of life brings many transitional stages. In middle school and high school we find ourself trying to "find ourself", which is then followed by college or career exploration. Serious dating, marriage, kids, and potentially divorce may follow. These transitions can cause upsetting symptoms of anger, depression, anxiety, identity issues, self-esteem issues, etc.
(616) 253-6088 View (616) 253-6088
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Joel Whitney, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Holland, MI 49423
Joel is a Christian Counselor in Holland MI who works exclusively with children and teens, and helps parents reclaim confidence and joy in parenting. Joel is focused exclusively on kids and family. His passion and expertise lie in his love of kids and getting to know them. He specializes in childhood & adolescent issues, parenting strategies, and coping through divorce. Joel excels at making connections with kids and parents and helping them navigate through the frustrations of family life to reach a place of peace and joy.
Joel is a Christian Counselor in Holland MI who works exclusively with children and teens, and helps parents reclaim confidence and joy in parenting. Joel is focused exclusively on kids and family. His passion and expertise lie in his love of kids and getting to know them. He specializes in childhood & adolescent issues, parenting strategies, and coping through divorce. Joel excels at making connections with kids and parents and helping them navigate through the frustrations of family life to reach a place of peace and joy.
(616) 548-6081 View (616) 548-6081
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Konfara Counseling and Supervision
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Holland, MI 49423
People enter into a counseling relationship when nothing else seems to be working. Although most people soon make comments such as, “(Counseling) was a lot better than I thought it would be”, few people seek counseling as a first option. More often we seek out techniques that either help us to temporarily avoid (e.g., media, social networking) our anxiety, or we seek temporary shots of pleasure (e.g., alcohol, food, pornography) that make us feel good for a short time. Soon enough we realize that all of these things leave us feeling more hollow and lonely, and that is when we start thinking about counseling.
People enter into a counseling relationship when nothing else seems to be working. Although most people soon make comments such as, “(Counseling) was a lot better than I thought it would be”, few people seek counseling as a first option. More often we seek out techniques that either help us to temporarily avoid (e.g., media, social networking) our anxiety, or we seek temporary shots of pleasure (e.g., alcohol, food, pornography) that make us feel good for a short time. Soon enough we realize that all of these things leave us feeling more hollow and lonely, and that is when we start thinking about counseling.
(616) 310-4614 View (616) 310-4614
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Jon Moore
Counselor, MS, LLC
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49423
Life can be hard, and for many, the last several years have been particularly hard. Sometimes it is traumatic and tragic, other times it's overwhelming and confusing, and sometimes it just feels plain blah. Over the years, counseling has played an important role in my own life, helping me navigate the ups and downs. In turn, I have had the chance to walk with people during some of the darkest and most challenging seasons of their lives. My hope is to continue to journey with others and be a healing presence in their lives.
Life can be hard, and for many, the last several years have been particularly hard. Sometimes it is traumatic and tragic, other times it's overwhelming and confusing, and sometimes it just feels plain blah. Over the years, counseling has played an important role in my own life, helping me navigate the ups and downs. In turn, I have had the chance to walk with people during some of the darkest and most challenging seasons of their lives. My hope is to continue to journey with others and be a healing presence in their lives.
(616) 580-1163 x653 View (616) 580-1163 x653
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Alexa Sorensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CLSW
Verified Verified
Holland, MI 49424  (Online Only)
Alexa has spent her life gaining personal and career experiences to provide support and empathy to those who could benefit from an experienced and empathetic emotional wellness partner. With a Masters degree in Social Work from GVSU, experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, Alexa comes to your table to be on your team as a partner, mentor, and support person, to help you navigate the twists and turns that life will throw your way.
Alexa has spent her life gaining personal and career experiences to provide support and empathy to those who could benefit from an experienced and empathetic emotional wellness partner. With a Masters degree in Social Work from GVSU, experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, Alexa comes to your table to be on your team as a partner, mentor, and support person, to help you navigate the twists and turns that life will throw your way.
(616) 439-2442 View (616) 439-2442

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Holland, MI

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Holland, MI who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Priority Health
55% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Holland, MI see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Holland?

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.