Therapists in Saint Clair Shores, MI

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Belinda Aliahmad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
With an educational background in Criminal Justice and Social Work, Belinda is also a committed member of the National Association of Social Workers. Belinda has 5 years of experience in a variety of settings such as, child welfare, crisis counseling, adoption services and school settings. Belinda works with a variety of clients, including adolescents, young adults and women suffering from domestic violence and sexual assault. Belinda uses trauma-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, parent-child psychotherapy, while also incorporating meditative practices, relaxation techniques and similar strategies.
With an educational background in Criminal Justice and Social Work, Belinda is also a committed member of the National Association of Social Workers. Belinda has 5 years of experience in a variety of settings such as, child welfare, crisis counseling, adoption services and school settings. Belinda works with a variety of clients, including adolescents, young adults and women suffering from domestic violence and sexual assault. Belinda uses trauma-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, parent-child psychotherapy, while also incorporating meditative practices, relaxation techniques and similar strategies.
(586) 571-8024 View (586) 571-8024
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Erin Castile
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, RYT
Verified
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Hi, my name is Erin! What we believe is what we experience. Imagine if we could learn how to rewire our own internal belief system into something that molds exactly what we want our lives to look like. Imagine if we had the power to change our limiting belief patterns and the way we block ourselves, then transform our beliefs into something that attracts and creates the life we want to have. We can do this and I want to teach you how! I am an enthusiast of life despite the fact that life is far from easy. As humans with a thinking mind we go through many different waves and phases of life and not all of those are pretty.
Hi, my name is Erin! What we believe is what we experience. Imagine if we could learn how to rewire our own internal belief system into something that molds exactly what we want our lives to look like. Imagine if we had the power to change our limiting belief patterns and the way we block ourselves, then transform our beliefs into something that attracts and creates the life we want to have. We can do this and I want to teach you how! I am an enthusiast of life despite the fact that life is far from easy. As humans with a thinking mind we go through many different waves and phases of life and not all of those are pretty.
(810) 209-4915 View (810) 209-4915
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Maryanne Murawski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48082
I help my clients separate their thinking from their feelings, to be able to see what is real from what they are feeling, that is, what is going on inside of them introduces an opportunity to live without anxiety, fears and depression. Feelings can be confused for reality and it is helpful to be able to recognize the difference. In today's world, I see clients who may change careers, positions, and life styles more often than one has in the past. To find one's place, meaning of life, comfort and personal best are ongoing life goals, one can achieve in a safe environment.
I help my clients separate their thinking from their feelings, to be able to see what is real from what they are feeling, that is, what is going on inside of them introduces an opportunity to live without anxiety, fears and depression. Feelings can be confused for reality and it is helpful to be able to recognize the difference. In today's world, I see clients who may change careers, positions, and life styles more often than one has in the past. To find one's place, meaning of life, comfort and personal best are ongoing life goals, one can achieve in a safe environment.
(313) 528-6834 View (313) 528-6834
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Sylvia Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CTP-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081
Waitlist for new clients
Your experiences may be bringing up new feelings, thoughts, and experiences, or may be bringing up old ones. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where we can explore your feelings and experiences to gain self-awareness, understanding, and discover how to get back to the life you love. I am extremely passionate about helping others get to the root of their current behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. My specialty is in processing trauma, complex trauma, and secondary trauma. I also am experienced in treating other difficulties such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationships difficulties, and grief.
Your experiences may be bringing up new feelings, thoughts, and experiences, or may be bringing up old ones. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where we can explore your feelings and experiences to gain self-awareness, understanding, and discover how to get back to the life you love. I am extremely passionate about helping others get to the root of their current behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. My specialty is in processing trauma, complex trauma, and secondary trauma. I also am experienced in treating other difficulties such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationships difficulties, and grief.
(248) 923-4375 View (248) 923-4375
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Rachel Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, CCTS-I
Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
I have familiarity working with individuals with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress from significant life changes, and substance use. I provide clients with a person-centered approach that is affirming and nonjudgmental. I strive to be sex positive, culturally sensitive, and LGBTQ+ affirming. I understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. I incorporate a blend of many different approaches to ensure that you are receiving the best possible care for you.
I have familiarity working with individuals with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress from significant life changes, and substance use. I provide clients with a person-centered approach that is affirming and nonjudgmental. I strive to be sex positive, culturally sensitive, and LGBTQ+ affirming. I understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. I incorporate a blend of many different approaches to ensure that you are receiving the best possible care for you.
(586) 500-7436 View (586) 500-7436
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Andrea Berthet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Waitlist for new clients
"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle." (N. Hill). You want to be happy, and you need to bounce back from the hard times life brings you. You want to be heard, supported. You want to enjoy good mental health. You want to enjoy life! It is difficult to put in the required continuous work and go through routine struggle to have what you want and need. It is also completely possible to have all this and more. Whatever you are facing, whether negative thought patterns, grief, a transition, I provide a place where you can feel safe, supported, and valued.
"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle." (N. Hill). You want to be happy, and you need to bounce back from the hard times life brings you. You want to be heard, supported. You want to enjoy good mental health. You want to enjoy life! It is difficult to put in the required continuous work and go through routine struggle to have what you want and need. It is also completely possible to have all this and more. Whatever you are facing, whether negative thought patterns, grief, a transition, I provide a place where you can feel safe, supported, and valued.
(586) 371-6898 View (586) 371-6898
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Ella Samhat
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, TLLP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080  (Online Only)
Seeking help is the most important step in your journey. Welcome, I applaud your bravery! My name is Ella, and I am passionate about supporting individuals in their pursuit of healing. Being first generation American, I understand the struggle with cultural identity and social integration. I practice trauma-informed care, with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity. I specialize in working with teens and adults who have experienced trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and other life challenges. I recognize that healing is a personal journey, and I am here to provide a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your path to wellness.
Seeking help is the most important step in your journey. Welcome, I applaud your bravery! My name is Ella, and I am passionate about supporting individuals in their pursuit of healing. Being first generation American, I understand the struggle with cultural identity and social integration. I practice trauma-informed care, with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity. I specialize in working with teens and adults who have experienced trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and other life challenges. I recognize that healing is a personal journey, and I am here to provide a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your path to wellness.
(586) 500-7205 View (586) 500-7205
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Vasiliki Giannopoulos
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081
I am here to motivate, educate, and instill hope to guide you along your journey. We will work together towards the goals we set throughout our sessions. I am a bilingual therapist speaking English and Greek. My multicultural background gives me an open mind and empathetic understanding when working with my clients. Happiness is very valuable and not many things are worth our happiness. Let me help you find your happiness and live your life to your best potential.
I am here to motivate, educate, and instill hope to guide you along your journey. We will work together towards the goals we set throughout our sessions. I am a bilingual therapist speaking English and Greek. My multicultural background gives me an open mind and empathetic understanding when working with my clients. Happiness is very valuable and not many things are worth our happiness. Let me help you find your happiness and live your life to your best potential.
(586) 250-1728 View (586) 250-1728
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Stephanie Tindale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Everyone deserves a chance to live their best life. I believe that by becoming aware of, and owning, our thoughts, feelings and behaviors, we gain insight and control over our lives.
Everyone deserves a chance to live their best life. I believe that by becoming aware of, and owning, our thoughts, feelings and behaviors, we gain insight and control over our lives.
(586) 335-2006 View (586) 335-2006
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Heather Munsche
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP
Verified
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080  (Online Only)
THERAPY: I can help you develop customized strategies to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, life transitions, and conditions such as bipolar disorder, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and issues of high-functioning young adults on the autism spectrum. Learn to untwist your thinking and become more mindful!
THERAPY: I can help you develop customized strategies to deal with feelings of depression and anxiety, life transitions, and conditions such as bipolar disorder, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and issues of high-functioning young adults on the autism spectrum. Learn to untwist your thinking and become more mindful!
(734) 206-4344 View (734) 206-4344
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Maria Merritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Maria works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Maria believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
Maria works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Maria believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
(586) 257-2776 View (586) 257-2776
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Morrigan Danielle Salatrik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081
Are you unsure of where your life is heading or which path to take next? Are you anxious, depressed or feeling the loss of a loved one? Do feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders or perhaps crumbling before your eyes? Have you questioned your spirituality, faith and/or belief systems or perhaps going through a Dark night of the soul? Have you or someone you know/love been diagnosed with cancer? Does chronic pain or neuropathy keep you from functioning throughout the day or not sleep well at night? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help guide you through these transitions.
Are you unsure of where your life is heading or which path to take next? Are you anxious, depressed or feeling the loss of a loved one? Do feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders or perhaps crumbling before your eyes? Have you questioned your spirituality, faith and/or belief systems or perhaps going through a Dark night of the soul? Have you or someone you know/love been diagnosed with cancer? Does chronic pain or neuropathy keep you from functioning throughout the day or not sleep well at night? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I can help guide you through these transitions.
(586) 204-4996 View (586) 204-4996
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Hearts-In-Healing Therapy, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CAADC, CCTP
Verified
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Is your relationship in distress? Is there more conflict than communication? Do you feel lonely or shut out? Disconnected with your partner? There is hope. HIH is a counseling center focused on relational health and adjustment for individuals, couples, and families. HIH uses an integrative approach that includes addressing assertiveness and communication skills, safe and healthy connection, and conflict resolution. Whether an individual or couple, we can work toward a healthier, dynamic, relationship with yourself and others.
Is your relationship in distress? Is there more conflict than communication? Do you feel lonely or shut out? Disconnected with your partner? There is hope. HIH is a counseling center focused on relational health and adjustment for individuals, couples, and families. HIH uses an integrative approach that includes addressing assertiveness and communication skills, safe and healthy connection, and conflict resolution. Whether an individual or couple, we can work toward a healthier, dynamic, relationship with yourself and others.
(586) 331-6021 View (586) 331-6021
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Priscilla Gebrayel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LLMSW
Verified
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Hi there! My name is Priscilla and I'm a licensed therapist working with children, adolescents, and adults. I work with clients who are seeking help navigating through life's obstacles and challenges. I have extensive experience in areas such as, but not limited to, generalized anxiety, depression, and trauma. I utilize evidence-based practices during our sessions - specifically Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - to create long-lasting changes and provide my clients with the best coping tools to get them through difficult times.
Hi there! My name is Priscilla and I'm a licensed therapist working with children, adolescents, and adults. I work with clients who are seeking help navigating through life's obstacles and challenges. I have extensive experience in areas such as, but not limited to, generalized anxiety, depression, and trauma. I utilize evidence-based practices during our sessions - specifically Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - to create long-lasting changes and provide my clients with the best coping tools to get them through difficult times.
(248) 780-0371 View (248) 780-0371
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Borhan Rais
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Ray Rais is a Licensed Masters Social Worker who has been practicing for over thirty years. He has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Ray is passionate about assisting individuals and couples to experience a greater sense of well-being and fulfilment in their lives. Ray's focus in the helping relationship will include mutual respect, support and cooperation. He uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care to achieve the individuals' desired goals.
Ray Rais is a Licensed Masters Social Worker who has been practicing for over thirty years. He has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Ray is passionate about assisting individuals and couples to experience a greater sense of well-being and fulfilment in their lives. Ray's focus in the helping relationship will include mutual respect, support and cooperation. He uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care to achieve the individuals' desired goals.
(586) 250-1852 View (586) 250-1852
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Mark Oskin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
I have an innate desire to help people understand their strengths, as well as their weaknesses, so that they can live their best lives. After graduating from Boston College's School of Clinical Social Work I began working as an outpatient therapist for Sollars & Associates, a family mental health practice in the Metro Detroit area. My strengths lie with client assessment, counseling and treatment planning, with particular focus in interpersonal and family dynamics. My other interests include building social and community networks and spending time with my dog, Ferguson.
I have an innate desire to help people understand their strengths, as well as their weaknesses, so that they can live their best lives. After graduating from Boston College's School of Clinical Social Work I began working as an outpatient therapist for Sollars & Associates, a family mental health practice in the Metro Detroit area. My strengths lie with client assessment, counseling and treatment planning, with particular focus in interpersonal and family dynamics. My other interests include building social and community networks and spending time with my dog, Ferguson.
(313) 513-6287 View (313) 513-6287
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Gabrielle Deschaine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081
Healthy connections provide for relationships wherein we feel integrated, empowered, and validated. When these connections are damaged we can suffer physical pain, social isolation, instability and internal fragmentation. It’s at these times, a supportive advocate can assist in repairing damaged or lost connections through a therapeutic rapport. My work is done in relationship with you, exploring how stress, trauma, addiction or disease has impacted your connections and deciding which ones need to be repaired to restore balance to your life.
Healthy connections provide for relationships wherein we feel integrated, empowered, and validated. When these connections are damaged we can suffer physical pain, social isolation, instability and internal fragmentation. It’s at these times, a supportive advocate can assist in repairing damaged or lost connections through a therapeutic rapport. My work is done in relationship with you, exploring how stress, trauma, addiction or disease has impacted your connections and deciding which ones need to be repaired to restore balance to your life.
(586) 271-0148 View (586) 271-0148
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Angel Marsiglio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Angel Marsiglio is a Mastered Licensed Social Worker. She graduated from Wayne State University. She obtained both a Bachelor's and Master's of Social Work degrees. Angel believes in Client Centered Therapy which focuses on daily anxieties, stressors and other symptoms. She also believes in understanding behaviors, past and present that impact current functioning. She creates a warm, safe space to set goals and create realistic, achievable objectives. Her main areas of focus includes grief, trauma, women's issues, anxiety and depression.
Angel Marsiglio is a Mastered Licensed Social Worker. She graduated from Wayne State University. She obtained both a Bachelor's and Master's of Social Work degrees. Angel believes in Client Centered Therapy which focuses on daily anxieties, stressors and other symptoms. She also believes in understanding behaviors, past and present that impact current functioning. She creates a warm, safe space to set goals and create realistic, achievable objectives. Her main areas of focus includes grief, trauma, women's issues, anxiety and depression.
(586) 210-3012 View (586) 210-3012
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Paul D Ward
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48082
I understand that psychological and emotional distress can come in many forms and affects each of us differently. My primary purpose is to help you overcome these obstacles, while focusing on personal growth and attaining your short and long-term goals. I am committed to helping you through the therapeutic process professionally and with confidentiality and sensitivity.
I understand that psychological and emotional distress can come in many forms and affects each of us differently. My primary purpose is to help you overcome these obstacles, while focusing on personal growth and attaining your short and long-term goals. I am committed to helping you through the therapeutic process professionally and with confidentiality and sensitivity.
(586) 307-6173 View (586) 307-6173
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Maria A Menozzi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CAADC, RYT-500
Verified
Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Are you experiencing repeat patterns of stress, distress or difficulty in your relationships? There is hope. Together, we will work to find compassion and understanding for your challenges and set you back on track to a healthier, happier life. Whether it may be the trauma of every day life, or past hurts, resentments, and heartbreak, you will feel hopeful about moving forward confidently in your life using new coping strategies for present day stressors, and the freedom to let go of old thought and behavior patterns keeping you from living your best life.
Are you experiencing repeat patterns of stress, distress or difficulty in your relationships? There is hope. Together, we will work to find compassion and understanding for your challenges and set you back on track to a healthier, happier life. Whether it may be the trauma of every day life, or past hurts, resentments, and heartbreak, you will feel hopeful about moving forward confidently in your life using new coping strategies for present day stressors, and the freedom to let go of old thought and behavior patterns keeping you from living your best life.
(586) 460-4541 View (586) 460-4541

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Number of Therapists in Saint Clair Shores, MI

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Saint Clair Shores, MI who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
70% Grief
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Self Esteem
66% Relationship Issues
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
55% Aetna
48% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Saint Clair Shores, MI see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Clair Shores?

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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.