Therapists in Riverview, MI

Photo of Patricia D. Sims, Licensed Professional Counselor in Riverview, MI
Patricia D. Sims
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Riverview, MI 48193  (Online Only)
Do you feel weary from your perfectionism tendencies, while digging in your heels and persevering in what feels like just another long day? You have forgotten how to enjoy the small pleasures in life and are going through the motions. When was the last time you were able to pause, while reflecting in the beauty of nature or laugh whole heartedly with a friend? Time passes quickly as you continually show up for others, spend time with loved ones and champion work tasks, with little recollection of investing in your self-care and development, leaving you feeling: unsupported, unfulfilled and often defeated.
Do you feel weary from your perfectionism tendencies, while digging in your heels and persevering in what feels like just another long day? You have forgotten how to enjoy the small pleasures in life and are going through the motions. When was the last time you were able to pause, while reflecting in the beauty of nature or laugh whole heartedly with a friend? Time passes quickly as you continually show up for others, spend time with loved ones and champion work tasks, with little recollection of investing in your self-care and development, leaving you feeling: unsupported, unfulfilled and often defeated.
(734) 472-4526 View (734) 472-4526
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At Peace Guidance Services, LLC
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Riverview, MI 48193
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia State with a B.S in Psychology and with a 4.0 GPA from Mercer University with a M.S in Counseling. I interned at Emory University. My aim is to provide clients with the necessary tools on their journey towards empowerment and self-discovery. Specializing in, but not limited to, providing children's therapy. Experienced with providing support for: survivors of domestic violence; developmental and emotional disorders; communication disorders; life transitions; depression; anxiety; issues with self-esteem; and family counseling.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia State with a B.S in Psychology and with a 4.0 GPA from Mercer University with a M.S in Counseling. I interned at Emory University. My aim is to provide clients with the necessary tools on their journey towards empowerment and self-discovery. Specializing in, but not limited to, providing children's therapy. Experienced with providing support for: survivors of domestic violence; developmental and emotional disorders; communication disorders; life transitions; depression; anxiety; issues with self-esteem; and family counseling.
(833) 843-2259 View (833) 843-2259
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Amy K Bolton
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
Riverview, MI 48193
Seeking therapeutic treatment is an important decision, and finding the right mental health care provider is critical. I maintain a safe, confidential environment in which it becomes possible for individuals of all ages to communicate, address issues, and create new solutions to old problems. I specialize in treating individuals, including adolescents. I also have extensive experience in domestic violence rehabilitation with both perpetrators and victims and work with men and women who desire to break the cycle of abuse in their own lives.
Seeking therapeutic treatment is an important decision, and finding the right mental health care provider is critical. I maintain a safe, confidential environment in which it becomes possible for individuals of all ages to communicate, address issues, and create new solutions to old problems. I specialize in treating individuals, including adolescents. I also have extensive experience in domestic violence rehabilitation with both perpetrators and victims and work with men and women who desire to break the cycle of abuse in their own lives.
(734) 304-8840 View (734) 304-8840
At Peace Guidance Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Riverview, MI 48193
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia State with a B.S in Psychology and with a 4.0 GPA from Mercer University with a M.S in Counseling. I interned at Emory University. My aim is to provide clients with the necessary tools on their journey towards empowerment and self-discovery. Specializing in, but not limited to, providing children's therapy. Experienced with providing support for: survivors of domestic violence; developmental and emotional disorders; communication disorders; life transitions; depression; anxiety; issues with self-esteem; and family counseling.
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgia State with a B.S in Psychology and with a 4.0 GPA from Mercer University with a M.S in Counseling. I interned at Emory University. My aim is to provide clients with the necessary tools on their journey towards empowerment and self-discovery. Specializing in, but not limited to, providing children's therapy. Experienced with providing support for: survivors of domestic violence; developmental and emotional disorders; communication disorders; life transitions; depression; anxiety; issues with self-esteem; and family counseling.
(734) 344-5285 View (734) 344-5285
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Ottenbreit Psychotherapy Associates, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LMSW
Verified
Riverview, MI 48193
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is an individual who feels as if their world is beginning to unravel emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically. Often such feelings are precipitated by acute, post traumatic or situational stress. Personal relationships often begin to show signs of strain and bouts of depression and anxiety are constant companions. For me the process of psychotherapy is based in a relationship where my clients are afforded an opportunity to open up inner hurts and past trauma in a warm, welcoming, and nonjudgmental environment. My office setting is relaxing and reflects my deep commitment to my clients well being.
My ideal client is an individual who feels as if their world is beginning to unravel emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically. Often such feelings are precipitated by acute, post traumatic or situational stress. Personal relationships often begin to show signs of strain and bouts of depression and anxiety are constant companions. For me the process of psychotherapy is based in a relationship where my clients are afforded an opportunity to open up inner hurts and past trauma in a warm, welcoming, and nonjudgmental environment. My office setting is relaxing and reflects my deep commitment to my clients well being.
(313) 925-3457 View (313) 925-3457
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Ted Varkas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverview, MI 48192
The path to healing is both personal and connected to those around us. I believe in helping people take better care of themselves while fostering healthier relationships. Choosing a therapist is a very personal decision based on trust and confidence. Graduating from Michigan State University and Wayne State University, I have over 25 years experience in mental health and medical settings helping adults, medical professionals, couples, caregivers, and families overcome struggles in their lives.
The path to healing is both personal and connected to those around us. I believe in helping people take better care of themselves while fostering healthier relationships. Choosing a therapist is a very personal decision based on trust and confidence. Graduating from Michigan State University and Wayne State University, I have over 25 years experience in mental health and medical settings helping adults, medical professionals, couples, caregivers, and families overcome struggles in their lives.
(734) 577-7702 View (734) 577-7702
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John Charles Brennan
Psychologist, JD, PsyD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverview, MI 48193
Not accepting new clients
In everyone's journey we are confronted by obstacles, conflict and difficult choices. We need guidance and understanding to assist us in the search for our best self. Self discovery through therapy can be enlightening and empowering. My hope is to help you through this process with empathy and support, premised upon the skills I have learned through life and as a professional counselor.I have received training in Imago Relationship Therapy, domestic abuse, and substance abuse, am a faculty member at several universities, and a guest speaker at marriage workshops. I have both trained and supervised students in psychology.
In everyone's journey we are confronted by obstacles, conflict and difficult choices. We need guidance and understanding to assist us in the search for our best self. Self discovery through therapy can be enlightening and empowering. My hope is to help you through this process with empathy and support, premised upon the skills I have learned through life and as a professional counselor.I have received training in Imago Relationship Therapy, domestic abuse, and substance abuse, am a faculty member at several universities, and a guest speaker at marriage workshops. I have both trained and supervised students in psychology.
(734) 519-7624 View (734) 519-7624
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Michigan Modern Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Riverview, MI 48192
At Michigan Modern Psychology (MMP) we offer therapy and evaluations for individuals of all ages in a private and comfortable setting. With multiple therapists on staff to meet your clinical needs, we provide comprehensive and well-rounded treatment for children, individuals, couples and families. We are committed to providing the latest in clinical innovations from the behavioral sciences within a psychodynamic context. The practice first opened in 1996 and continues to grow.
At Michigan Modern Psychology (MMP) we offer therapy and evaluations for individuals of all ages in a private and comfortable setting. With multiple therapists on staff to meet your clinical needs, we provide comprehensive and well-rounded treatment for children, individuals, couples and families. We are committed to providing the latest in clinical innovations from the behavioral sciences within a psychodynamic context. The practice first opened in 1996 and continues to grow.
(313) 307-4338 View (313) 307-4338
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Ashley Lang
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP, PMH-C
Verified
Riverview, MI 48193
Making the decision to meet with a therapist and finding the one that is right for you is often a very difficult and overwhelming decision. It is my hope that this page will decrease some of those worries and provide you with a sense of hope. As a therapist, I strive to be real and down to earth when working with someone. My goal is to help you reach your goals, while providing support and an unbiased perspective.
Making the decision to meet with a therapist and finding the one that is right for you is often a very difficult and overwhelming decision. It is my hope that this page will decrease some of those worries and provide you with a sense of hope. As a therapist, I strive to be real and down to earth when working with someone. My goal is to help you reach your goals, while providing support and an unbiased perspective.
(734) 265-1615 View (734) 265-1615
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On the Bright Side Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Riverview, MI 48192
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Social Worker with 20 years of clinical experience and 15 years of school social work experience. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and families, as well as individual adults and couples. I can help navigate through major and minor life changes and illnesses. I have expertise in behavior planning for children and families. My years of experience include working with ADHD, ODD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Autism Spectrum Disorders, attachment, grief and loss, divorce, and changing family structures; including step-parenting, same-sex parenting and foster-parenting. I have also worked with youth and adults navigating sexual orientation, gender expression and relationships.
I am a Social Worker with 20 years of clinical experience and 15 years of school social work experience. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and families, as well as individual adults and couples. I can help navigate through major and minor life changes and illnesses. I have expertise in behavior planning for children and families. My years of experience include working with ADHD, ODD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Autism Spectrum Disorders, attachment, grief and loss, divorce, and changing family structures; including step-parenting, same-sex parenting and foster-parenting. I have also worked with youth and adults navigating sexual orientation, gender expression and relationships.
(734) 767-0185 View (734) 767-0185
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Heather Collins-Giles
Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified
Riverview, MI 48192
Has a change in your life thrown you for a loop? Do you suddenly feel as if you don’t know yourself or aren’t sure where to go next? Perhaps you expected to be happy about the change, but instead it’s left you scared and disappointed. I’ve worked with people dealing with breakups, grief, or adjusting to postpartum life. These and other big transitions can become overwhelming, especially without the right support to work through the experience. The good news is that you can feel like yourself again, if not better than before. You can begin a new journey to discover what you really want and create a plan to get there.
Has a change in your life thrown you for a loop? Do you suddenly feel as if you don’t know yourself or aren’t sure where to go next? Perhaps you expected to be happy about the change, but instead it’s left you scared and disappointed. I’ve worked with people dealing with breakups, grief, or adjusting to postpartum life. These and other big transitions can become overwhelming, especially without the right support to work through the experience. The good news is that you can feel like yourself again, if not better than before. You can begin a new journey to discover what you really want and create a plan to get there.
(313) 351-9916 View (313) 351-9916
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Nicholas Pikaart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Riverview, MI 48193
Nicholas graduated from University of Michigan in 2018 with a Master of Social Work. Since then, he has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings working with adults, children, and families. Nicholas focuses on anxiety and depression, and works with all clients to provide them with an empathetic, calming, and supportive experience. Nicholas is also specialized in trauma-focused cognitive therapy and has worked with adults and children to resolve past traumas in healthy ways.
Nicholas graduated from University of Michigan in 2018 with a Master of Social Work. Since then, he has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings working with adults, children, and families. Nicholas focuses on anxiety and depression, and works with all clients to provide them with an empathetic, calming, and supportive experience. Nicholas is also specialized in trauma-focused cognitive therapy and has worked with adults and children to resolve past traumas in healthy ways.
(734) 821-6624 View (734) 821-6624
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Lindsay Mieden
Counselor, MA, LPC-S, SCL
Verified
Riverview, MI 48193
Do you struggle with making connections, feeling understood, or getting easily triggered in your relationships (personal, familial, work, etc.)? My goal is to create a comfortable, laid back, yet effective counseling atmosphere where we can unpack it all and get to the root of the problem... for long lasting change! I will never tell you what to do in your life - that is not my job. My job is to listen without judgement, provide insight as necessary, and to give you tools to reach the goals that you are setting for yourself. Your job is to simply come as your are, be vulnerable, and be eager for change.
Do you struggle with making connections, feeling understood, or getting easily triggered in your relationships (personal, familial, work, etc.)? My goal is to create a comfortable, laid back, yet effective counseling atmosphere where we can unpack it all and get to the root of the problem... for long lasting change! I will never tell you what to do in your life - that is not my job. My job is to listen without judgement, provide insight as necessary, and to give you tools to reach the goals that you are setting for yourself. Your job is to simply come as your are, be vulnerable, and be eager for change.
(248) 247-7957 View (248) 247-7957
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Hopeful Hearts Counseling Services, LLC
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TLLP
Riverview, MI 48193
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling in your marital relationship? Do you find yourself feeling anxious or fearful? Are you questioning your self-worth or grieving the loss of a loved one? These are just a few of the many challenges that bring grief to the heart and leave us feeling hopeless. The road to a healthy mindset and prosperous relationships begins with hope. I am here with a compassionate heart to listen and guide you on your journey to emotional healing.
Are you struggling in your marital relationship? Do you find yourself feeling anxious or fearful? Are you questioning your self-worth or grieving the loss of a loved one? These are just a few of the many challenges that bring grief to the heart and leave us feeling hopeless. The road to a healthy mindset and prosperous relationships begins with hope. I am here with a compassionate heart to listen and guide you on your journey to emotional healing.
(734) 304-8969 View (734) 304-8969
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Shannon Baynai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Riverview, MI 48193
Are you ready to evolve and transform into a version of yourself you never thought possible? I can help! I'm Shannon, a Licensed Master Social Worker dedicated to helping individuals aged 16 and up conquer life's challenges, find their inner strength, and live a life aligned with their values. I specialize in working with individuals through various life transitions, including school-to-work, relationship changes, and major life events. My expertise extends to areas such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. I'm here to help you not only navigate life's twists and turns but also find your true self along the way.
Are you ready to evolve and transform into a version of yourself you never thought possible? I can help! I'm Shannon, a Licensed Master Social Worker dedicated to helping individuals aged 16 and up conquer life's challenges, find their inner strength, and live a life aligned with their values. I specialize in working with individuals through various life transitions, including school-to-work, relationship changes, and major life events. My expertise extends to areas such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma. I'm here to help you not only navigate life's twists and turns but also find your true self along the way.
(734) 519-7054 View (734) 519-7054

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Kristi Wandrie-Biundo
Licensed Professional Counselor, L-CMHC, CCATP
Verified
Wyandotte, MI 48192
I believe in a non-judgmental, person-centered, positive approach in the counseling relationship, where the client feels comfortable enough to express their feelings and thoughts while examining factors which may be causing them pain, anxiety, or unhappiness. I also believe that individuals have the power within themselves to overcome these personal barriers to attain their full potential. My goal is to support you and give you tools to use along the way, and also in your future. There is light at the end of what may seem a dark tunnel, but together we will work to get you there.
I believe in a non-judgmental, person-centered, positive approach in the counseling relationship, where the client feels comfortable enough to express their feelings and thoughts while examining factors which may be causing them pain, anxiety, or unhappiness. I also believe that individuals have the power within themselves to overcome these personal barriers to attain their full potential. My goal is to support you and give you tools to use along the way, and also in your future. There is light at the end of what may seem a dark tunnel, but together we will work to get you there.
(734) 315-2248 View (734) 315-2248
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Hannah Francisco
Counselor, MA, SCL, LLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Trenton, MI 48183
Hi there! My name is Hannah Francisco. I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed School Counselor. I currently work as a school counselor and have experience working with children, teens, adults and families from all and any background/ upbringing. Therapy is helpful in many ways. Healing is a learning process and will be set at your pace. Healing does not mean fixing but managing symptoms and eventually illuminating discomfort. My clients have the autonomy and freedom to find what that is for them. For children, play therapy can allow autonomy, independence but also confidence. I believe that working with
Hi there! My name is Hannah Francisco. I am a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed School Counselor. I currently work as a school counselor and have experience working with children, teens, adults and families from all and any background/ upbringing. Therapy is helpful in many ways. Healing is a learning process and will be set at your pace. Healing does not mean fixing but managing symptoms and eventually illuminating discomfort. My clients have the autonomy and freedom to find what that is for them. For children, play therapy can allow autonomy, independence but also confidence. I believe that working with
(734) 876-8710 View (734) 876-8710
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Ashley VanPutten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Wyandotte, MI 48192  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with adolescents, young adults, and women. My goal as a therapist is to help you in your healing process so you can thrive mentally, emotionally, and physically. My specialties include anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, as well as providing support through life transitions.
I am passionate about working with adolescents, young adults, and women. My goal as a therapist is to help you in your healing process so you can thrive mentally, emotionally, and physically. My specialties include anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, as well as providing support through life transitions.
(616) 404-4505 View (616) 404-4505
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Michigan Counseling Centers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
Waitlist for new clients
Michigan Counseling Centers (MCC) goal is to provide you with the guidance and support needed to help resolve the issues that are causing discomfort. If you are having issues or difficulty coping with life, relationships, employment, career direction, stress, emotions, self-esteem, grief and loss or other life circumstances please contact us for an initial discussion and appointment. MCC is here to serve children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Michigan Counseling Centers (MCC) goal is to provide you with the guidance and support needed to help resolve the issues that are causing discomfort. If you are having issues or difficulty coping with life, relationships, employment, career direction, stress, emotions, self-esteem, grief and loss or other life circumstances please contact us for an initial discussion and appointment. MCC is here to serve children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
(734) 530-4108 View (734) 530-4108
Photo of Ashley Kobylasz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Riverview, MI
Ashley Kobylasz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wyandotte, MI 48192
Not accepting new clients
I provide mental health services to children, individuals and families. My approach to therapy is person-centered where my clients are the experts of their life and past experiences. I strive to ensure my clients feel safe and secure within sessions in order to optimize healing and progress. I value assisting each client navigate through their own unique therapeutic journey and would be honored to guide you through yours.
I provide mental health services to children, individuals and families. My approach to therapy is person-centered where my clients are the experts of their life and past experiences. I strive to ensure my clients feel safe and secure within sessions in order to optimize healing and progress. I value assisting each client navigate through their own unique therapeutic journey and would be honored to guide you through yours.
(517) 236-8026 View (517) 236-8026

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Riverview, MI

10+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Riverview, MI who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
93% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
87% Relationship Issues
87% Stress
80% Divorce
73% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
82% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Riverview, MI see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Riverview?

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.