Therapists in Novi, MI

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Howard E Moore
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Novi, MI 48377
There's nothing mysterious about psychotherapy. We've all benefitted from talking things over with friends, a spouse, our parents, our siblings, our family doctor or our priest, minister or rabbi. The fundamental principal of psychotherapy is rooted in our shared human experience: it helps to talk with someone. As a trained observer and listener with forty years of experience I will hear you and will work with you to help identify more fully the issues that trouble you. We will seek further insight together and attempt to identify meaningful solutions.
There's nothing mysterious about psychotherapy. We've all benefitted from talking things over with friends, a spouse, our parents, our siblings, our family doctor or our priest, minister or rabbi. The fundamental principal of psychotherapy is rooted in our shared human experience: it helps to talk with someone. As a trained observer and listener with forty years of experience I will hear you and will work with you to help identify more fully the issues that trouble you. We will seek further insight together and attempt to identify meaningful solutions.
(248) 714-0737 View (248) 714-0737
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Shavon Walton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, MSM
Verified
Novi, MI 48377  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many believe that events, conditions, people and situations cause distress. However, as simple as it may sound, it is our own thoughts, beliefs and perceived meanings of these things that cause distress. I teach individuals how to recognize unhelpful thoughts, behaviors and triggers that maintain undesirable feelings. With added emphasis on problem-solving, acceptance and mindfulness, I assist you in gaining the tools you need to become your own therapist. You've taken at least 2 steps already 1) making the decision to obtain professional support and 2) researching professionals. Why not take the next step and make the call?
Many believe that events, conditions, people and situations cause distress. However, as simple as it may sound, it is our own thoughts, beliefs and perceived meanings of these things that cause distress. I teach individuals how to recognize unhelpful thoughts, behaviors and triggers that maintain undesirable feelings. With added emphasis on problem-solving, acceptance and mindfulness, I assist you in gaining the tools you need to become your own therapist. You've taken at least 2 steps already 1) making the decision to obtain professional support and 2) researching professionals. Why not take the next step and make the call?
(947) 282-5193 View (947) 282-5193
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Spring Grimes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Novi, MI 48375
Spring Grimes, LMSW Spring Grimes is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 1993. She earned her Bachelor's in Social Science Work from Oakland University and her Master's Degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work. Spring works with individuals (age 18+), older adults and families, to provide them with support with managing their health through recovery and maintenance of their psychological health. She has more than 31 years of experience working with individuals, families, and children in community-based, school-based, and hospital settings.
Spring Grimes, LMSW Spring Grimes is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 1993. She earned her Bachelor's in Social Science Work from Oakland University and her Master's Degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work. Spring works with individuals (age 18+), older adults and families, to provide them with support with managing their health through recovery and maintenance of their psychological health. She has more than 31 years of experience working with individuals, families, and children in community-based, school-based, and hospital settings.
(248) 710-0695 View (248) 710-0695
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Joseph Arocho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Novi, MI 48375
As a Licensed Master Social Worker I have a passion for working with kids and helping clients with relationship issues, family conflict, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. Drawing on my years of experience, I enjoy helping clients learn the skills to self-regulate and manage stress. My clinical background often explores family dynamics as well as personal life circumstances to gauge how best to approach resolving the stressor.
As a Licensed Master Social Worker I have a passion for working with kids and helping clients with relationship issues, family conflict, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. Drawing on my years of experience, I enjoy helping clients learn the skills to self-regulate and manage stress. My clinical background often explores family dynamics as well as personal life circumstances to gauge how best to approach resolving the stressor.
(248) 450-0494 View (248) 450-0494
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Chelsea Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LLPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Novi, MI 48375
Is your family navigating through the challenges of various mental health issues, leaving you and your children feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn? I am a compassionate therapist who has experience with children and adolescents, women, and those in the LGBTQ+ community. I believes that kindness, empathy, honesty, and humor are crucial factors that play into the success of a collaborative therapeutic relationship with her clients.
Is your family navigating through the challenges of various mental health issues, leaving you and your children feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn? I am a compassionate therapist who has experience with children and adolescents, women, and those in the LGBTQ+ community. I believes that kindness, empathy, honesty, and humor are crucial factors that play into the success of a collaborative therapeutic relationship with her clients.
(248) 278-0285 View (248) 278-0285
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Bouschor Coaching
LLMSW
Verified
Novi, MI 48375
I’m a Mental Health Professional, Certified Life Coach, and former Athlete. I have spent the beginning of my career gaining experience in the mental health field. I have experience in working with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, depression, substance abuse, psychotic disorders, autism spectrum disorder, cognitive deficits, and various other mental health conditions. I also have multiple years of experience lifting weights and exercising as I lost nearly 100 lbs in a body transformation.
I’m a Mental Health Professional, Certified Life Coach, and former Athlete. I have spent the beginning of my career gaining experience in the mental health field. I have experience in working with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, depression, substance abuse, psychotic disorders, autism spectrum disorder, cognitive deficits, and various other mental health conditions. I also have multiple years of experience lifting weights and exercising as I lost nearly 100 lbs in a body transformation.
(734) 821-4944 View (734) 821-4944
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Great Lakes Psychology Group
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Novi, MI 48375
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
(248) 453-9923 View (248) 453-9923
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Elizabeth Snyder
Limited Licensed Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified
Novi, MI 48375  (Online Only)
My typical client is a K-12 student, parent, or college student who is having difficulty with some aspect of their life. I can help with ADHD, anxiety, depression, special education, learning difficulties, and behavior concerns. However, I also enjoy working with adults who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, or general life stress. I can help you capitalize on your strengths to overcome these challenges and lead the life you desire. It's about getting you to where you want to be, and if you're not sure where you want to be, I can help with that too!
My typical client is a K-12 student, parent, or college student who is having difficulty with some aspect of their life. I can help with ADHD, anxiety, depression, special education, learning difficulties, and behavior concerns. However, I also enjoy working with adults who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, or general life stress. I can help you capitalize on your strengths to overcome these challenges and lead the life you desire. It's about getting you to where you want to be, and if you're not sure where you want to be, I can help with that too!
(734) 323-4897 View (734) 323-4897
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Martha Poenaru
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
Novi, MI 48375  (Online Only)
Do you feel you are preoccupied with various areas of your life? So much so that it leaves you feeling anxious, drained, and overwhelmed? If you are feeling anxious you are not alone. There are a variety of ways to address these feelings you are having. I would be honored to work with you to address anxiety about family, work, health, or any other facet of your life that is creating distress. I take my cues from you and what you bring to the sessions to develop helpful strategies to alleviate anxiety.
Do you feel you are preoccupied with various areas of your life? So much so that it leaves you feeling anxious, drained, and overwhelmed? If you are feeling anxious you are not alone. There are a variety of ways to address these feelings you are having. I would be honored to work with you to address anxiety about family, work, health, or any other facet of your life that is creating distress. I take my cues from you and what you bring to the sessions to develop helpful strategies to alleviate anxiety.
(734) 396-4461 View (734) 396-4461
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Heidi Stevens
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, CAS
Verified
Novi, MI 48375
I'm a school psychologist who has worked within school and clinical settings. I work with individuals aged 5-64 years old. I can provide assistance in the areas of organization, academic skills, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, behavioral concerns, social skills, and conducting various evaluations. I can also help clients navigate and access 504 plans, IEPs, special education evaluations, and disability services within post-secondary settings. My goal is to help clients better understand their thoughts, behaviors, and feelings as they cope with life's challenges.
I'm a school psychologist who has worked within school and clinical settings. I work with individuals aged 5-64 years old. I can provide assistance in the areas of organization, academic skills, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, behavioral concerns, social skills, and conducting various evaluations. I can also help clients navigate and access 504 plans, IEPs, special education evaluations, and disability services within post-secondary settings. My goal is to help clients better understand their thoughts, behaviors, and feelings as they cope with life's challenges.
(734) 323-4897 View (734) 323-4897
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Trisha Zukowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Novi, MI 48375
Trisha Zukowski is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who specializes in working with individuals with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), grief and loss, and hospice (end of life). Trisha has 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She believes that everyone should be able to tell their stories without judgment. Your experiences mold you into who you are; however, this does not mean you can't change and grow.
Trisha Zukowski is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) who specializes in working with individuals with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), grief and loss, and hospice (end of life). Trisha has 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She believes that everyone should be able to tell their stories without judgment. Your experiences mold you into who you are; however, this does not mean you can't change and grow.
(248) 653-5343 View (248) 653-5343
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Michael s. Finn, P.C.
Psychologist, PhD, PC, LP
Verified
Novi, MI 48375
With 30 years experience I am best suited to treat a varied and diverse clientele including affective disorders, developmental disabilities, personality disorders, and identity issues. My ideal client would possess the following qualities: relationship orientated, flexible, empathetic, emotionally and financially stable, open minded, emotionally intelligent, physically healthy, educated, motivated, insightful, creative, verbal, cooperative, responsible, caring, sensitive, persistent, organized, intelligent, goal-orientated, emotionally and socially supported.My office is handicapped accessible. My hours of operation are designed to meet the needs of clients.
With 30 years experience I am best suited to treat a varied and diverse clientele including affective disorders, developmental disabilities, personality disorders, and identity issues. My ideal client would possess the following qualities: relationship orientated, flexible, empathetic, emotionally and financially stable, open minded, emotionally intelligent, physically healthy, educated, motivated, insightful, creative, verbal, cooperative, responsible, caring, sensitive, persistent, organized, intelligent, goal-orientated, emotionally and socially supported.My office is handicapped accessible. My hours of operation are designed to meet the needs of clients.
(248) 759-5198 View (248) 759-5198
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Nathalie Marinho
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Novi, MI 48375
My ideal client struggles with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and suicidal ideation. They need individual treatment for coping at home and school. Their goals are to manage their symptoms in these settings, find healing, and build a life worth living. They want a way out of suffering so that they can enjoy living and fulfil their potentials.
My ideal client struggles with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, and suicidal ideation. They need individual treatment for coping at home and school. Their goals are to manage their symptoms in these settings, find healing, and build a life worth living. They want a way out of suffering so that they can enjoy living and fulfil their potentials.
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Rebekah Greilick
Limited Licensed Psychologist, TLLP
Verified
Novi, MI 48375
Hello, and welcome! My name is Rebekah, and finding the right therapist for you is the most important step in your healing journey. A lot happens during therapy, but my general style of therapy is client-centered and psychodynamic, meaning that you, the client, are the expert in your own life. My job is to ask the right questions and to hold a no-judgment space for you in session.
Hello, and welcome! My name is Rebekah, and finding the right therapist for you is the most important step in your healing journey. A lot happens during therapy, but my general style of therapy is client-centered and psychodynamic, meaning that you, the client, are the expert in your own life. My job is to ask the right questions and to hold a no-judgment space for you in session.
(248) 453-7234 View (248) 453-7234
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Family Education & Support Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LMFT, ACSW
Verified
Novi, MI 48375
I have treated numerous individuals whose issues have focused on depresssion, anxiety, varied grief reactions, and situational stressors. All of them have similar needs in common. They seek understanding, the need to be heard, a safe place to voice their concerns in a non-judgemental atmosphere. Their goals are common. They want to acquire knowledge and ways to seek relief from feelings of depression, feelings of anxiety, new ways of thinking that will open up new avenues of self discovery and hope for the future. Many of them express the need to re-connect with friends, family, to make their lives more productive.
I have treated numerous individuals whose issues have focused on depresssion, anxiety, varied grief reactions, and situational stressors. All of them have similar needs in common. They seek understanding, the need to be heard, a safe place to voice their concerns in a non-judgemental atmosphere. Their goals are common. They want to acquire knowledge and ways to seek relief from feelings of depression, feelings of anxiety, new ways of thinking that will open up new avenues of self discovery and hope for the future. Many of them express the need to re-connect with friends, family, to make their lives more productive.
(734) 547-6199 View (734) 547-6199
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Allison Woodfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Novi, MI 48375
Allison Woodfield is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 6 years of experience specializing in substance abuse, depression, anxiety, emotional & behavioral disturbances, and interpersonal impairments. Allison treats patients from ages 13+ utilizing Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her approach with clients. Allison has extensive experience counseling adolescents, adults, families, couples, and groups in both clinical and outpatient settings.
Allison Woodfield is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 6 years of experience specializing in substance abuse, depression, anxiety, emotional & behavioral disturbances, and interpersonal impairments. Allison treats patients from ages 13+ utilizing Behavior Therapy, Person-Centered, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her approach with clients. Allison has extensive experience counseling adolescents, adults, families, couples, and groups in both clinical and outpatient settings.
(248) 422-1532 View (248) 422-1532
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Colleen Crossey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Novi, MI 48375
Colleen Crossey is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 1986. She attended the University of PA for Criminology and received a Bachelor in Arts (BA) in 1990 and attended Duquesne University and received a Master's in Science Education (MSED) in 1998. Colleen has worked with people who have major depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and kids at risk. She has worked with inmates at Washtenaw County jail and worked on the line in a factory making car seats. Colleen has a calming voice and a strong spirit for advocacy.
Colleen Crossey is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 1986. She attended the University of PA for Criminology and received a Bachelor in Arts (BA) in 1990 and attended Duquesne University and received a Master's in Science Education (MSED) in 1998. Colleen has worked with people who have major depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and kids at risk. She has worked with inmates at Washtenaw County jail and worked on the line in a factory making car seats. Colleen has a calming voice and a strong spirit for advocacy.
(248) 956-6414 View (248) 956-6414
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Delisha Isabell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Novi, MI 48375
Delisha Isabell is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Michigan who has been practicing since 2018. She earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from a prestigious institution, where she focused her research on self-esteem, emotional well-being, and relationship dynamics. She completed her clinical training at renowned mental health facilities, where she honed her therapeutic skills in working with individuals facing a wide range of mental health concerns.
Delisha Isabell is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Michigan who has been practicing since 2018. She earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from a prestigious institution, where she focused her research on self-esteem, emotional well-being, and relationship dynamics. She completed her clinical training at renowned mental health facilities, where she honed her therapeutic skills in working with individuals facing a wide range of mental health concerns.
(248) 265-3703 View (248) 265-3703
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Barbara Seidel
Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAT-c, CRC
Verified
Novi, MI 48377
Barbara Seidel, MA, LPC, CRC, CSAT-candidate received her master’s degree in counseling from the University of Madison in Wisconsin. Barbara’s advanced trainings include being a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT-candidate) which utilizes Dr. Patrick Carnes 30 Task Model for sexual and porn recovery, people who have been convicted of sexual crimes, those who struggle with substance use, weight loss, anxiety, depression, low self-image, lack of vocational direction, physical disabilities, or adjustment disorders.
Barbara Seidel, MA, LPC, CRC, CSAT-candidate received her master’s degree in counseling from the University of Madison in Wisconsin. Barbara’s advanced trainings include being a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist Candidate (CSAT-candidate) which utilizes Dr. Patrick Carnes 30 Task Model for sexual and porn recovery, people who have been convicted of sexual crimes, those who struggle with substance use, weight loss, anxiety, depression, low self-image, lack of vocational direction, physical disabilities, or adjustment disorders.
(248) 243-4426 View (248) 243-4426
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Lauren Haas Kleinow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RYT200
Verified
1 Endorsed
Novi, MI 48375  (Online Only)
You're ready for anxiety to stop controlling your life. It’s easier for you to take care of everyone else instead of prioritize your own needs. You are exhausted and resentful trying to be every thing to every one. You are burnt out and your plate is overflowing. You deserve to be supported! Whether you are drowning in motherhood, struggling with anxiety, feeling burdened by trauma, or looking for connection to better understand yourself, I am here to support and empower you.
You're ready for anxiety to stop controlling your life. It’s easier for you to take care of everyone else instead of prioritize your own needs. You are exhausted and resentful trying to be every thing to every one. You are burnt out and your plate is overflowing. You deserve to be supported! Whether you are drowning in motherhood, struggling with anxiety, feeling burdened by trauma, or looking for connection to better understand yourself, I am here to support and empower you.
(248) 283-4681 View (248) 283-4681

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Number of Therapists in Novi, MI

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Novi, MI who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
73% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Aetna
58% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Novi, MI see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Novi?

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.