Therapists in Taylor, MI

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Healing Is Healthy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LLCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Taylor, MI 48180
Do you feel like you don't have a voice and NO ONE is listening? Has dealing with your family and friends' problems become a burden? Is your mind constantly racing? Are you overwhelmed (STRESSED OUT) with everyday life? Does the simplest task feel like climbing a mountain?
Do you feel like you don't have a voice and NO ONE is listening? Has dealing with your family and friends' problems become a burden? Is your mind constantly racing? Are you overwhelmed (STRESSED OUT) with everyday life? Does the simplest task feel like climbing a mountain?
(734) 530-9639 View (734) 530-9639
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Rachel Harmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
Hello! I’m Rachel Harmon and I look forward to meeting you. I’m a master’s level licensed clinical social worker (LMSW), licensed for both clinical and macro-level practice in Michigan. I invite you to embark on a wellness journey together that identifies strengths, enhances skills, and alleviates symptoms as we foster meaningful changes you’d like to accomplish in the therapeutic process. Whether navigating aspects of stress, depressed mood, anxiety, trauma, relational impacts, life transitions, chronic illness, parenting, spirituality, etc., I am passionate about individualizing the work I do with clients.
Hello! I’m Rachel Harmon and I look forward to meeting you. I’m a master’s level licensed clinical social worker (LMSW), licensed for both clinical and macro-level practice in Michigan. I invite you to embark on a wellness journey together that identifies strengths, enhances skills, and alleviates symptoms as we foster meaningful changes you’d like to accomplish in the therapeutic process. Whether navigating aspects of stress, depressed mood, anxiety, trauma, relational impacts, life transitions, chronic illness, parenting, spirituality, etc., I am passionate about individualizing the work I do with clients.
(734) 577-8988 View (734) 577-8988
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Angela Hastings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
My name is Angela Hastings, and I am a social worker licensed in Michigan with 10 years of experience in the clinical field. I have worked with clients on an individual basis to address crisis intervention, life transitions, and chronic anxiety and depression. My areas of passion also include crisis of faith, body image, self-harm, and eating disorders. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and dynamic. I see my role as that of a mentor and coach. I believe counseling is best done with a positive relationship and unconditional compassion.
My name is Angela Hastings, and I am a social worker licensed in Michigan with 10 years of experience in the clinical field. I have worked with clients on an individual basis to address crisis intervention, life transitions, and chronic anxiety and depression. My areas of passion also include crisis of faith, body image, self-harm, and eating disorders. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and dynamic. I see my role as that of a mentor and coach. I believe counseling is best done with a positive relationship and unconditional compassion.
(734) 562-0161 View (734) 562-0161
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Grant Prenzler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
My name is Grant Prenzler, I have my MA in Clinical Counseling with a specialty in Art Therapy. I'm licensed in the state of Michigan with my LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). I'm also an ATR (Art Therapist Registered) through the Art Therapy Credentials Board. I'm very passionate about counseling and art therapy, I view it as a privilege to be a part of a client's journey towards personal growth and healing. My primary areas of focus are anxiety and depression, but I have experience in many other areas.
My name is Grant Prenzler, I have my MA in Clinical Counseling with a specialty in Art Therapy. I'm licensed in the state of Michigan with my LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor). I'm also an ATR (Art Therapist Registered) through the Art Therapy Credentials Board. I'm very passionate about counseling and art therapy, I view it as a privilege to be a part of a client's journey towards personal growth and healing. My primary areas of focus are anxiety and depression, but I have experience in many other areas.
(734) 530-3262 View (734) 530-3262
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Danielle Pagan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
My name is Danielle Pagan, and I am licensed in Michigan and Utah. I am a cognitive behavioral therapist but ultimately utilize other theoretical perspectives for an eclectic approach. I enjoy working with clients who struggle with interpersonal relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about encouraging others on their journey in life! All of my clients will have the final say in what their therapy goals are. We will go over policy / best practices / intake information, and explore goals during our first session.
My name is Danielle Pagan, and I am licensed in Michigan and Utah. I am a cognitive behavioral therapist but ultimately utilize other theoretical perspectives for an eclectic approach. I enjoy working with clients who struggle with interpersonal relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about encouraging others on their journey in life! All of my clients will have the final say in what their therapy goals are. We will go over policy / best practices / intake information, and explore goals during our first session.
(734) 270-6923 View (734) 270-6923
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Patricia Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
My name is Patricia Palmer, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I graduated in 2009 from Siena Heights University with a master's degree in counseling. I have worked in various settings and tend to use many different counseling styles, approaches, and techniques to help people reach their highest potential. I am a strength-based provider, and want to assist those in need find a way to create peace and harmony in their lives. Throughout my career, I have worked with children up to older adults, individuals, couples, and families.
My name is Patricia Palmer, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I graduated in 2009 from Siena Heights University with a master's degree in counseling. I have worked in various settings and tend to use many different counseling styles, approaches, and techniques to help people reach their highest potential. I am a strength-based provider, and want to assist those in need find a way to create peace and harmony in their lives. Throughout my career, I have worked with children up to older adults, individuals, couples, and families.
(734) 336-7813 View (734) 336-7813
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Michelle Fitzhugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
Hello there, my name is Michelle Fitzhugh. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, here to serve you and your mental health needs. I am committed to creating a safe space, while meeting individuals where they are. I strive to help clients feel empowered, by reminding them of the strength they already possess within. Whatever weight you are carrying, I am here to support and encourage you, so that you can begin living your best life. I utilize a variety of techniques, including Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, CBT, increasing self-worth, empowerment, self-esteem issues, and work/life balance.
Hello there, my name is Michelle Fitzhugh. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, here to serve you and your mental health needs. I am committed to creating a safe space, while meeting individuals where they are. I strive to help clients feel empowered, by reminding them of the strength they already possess within. Whatever weight you are carrying, I am here to support and encourage you, so that you can begin living your best life. I utilize a variety of techniques, including Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, CBT, increasing self-worth, empowerment, self-esteem issues, and work/life balance.
(734) 336-7720 View (734) 336-7720
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Debra Dukes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
Debra Dukes I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Special Education School Social Worker. I am highly motivated, persistent, and mature. I have worked with special education children and adolescent for over 23 years. I have helped them overcome developmental, personal and social problems. I utilize the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach. Which will help clients identify certain thoughts and feelings about yourself or situations that can lead to distress. In the CBT sessions will work on identifying patterns and learning about how negative thoughts might negatively affect you.
Debra Dukes I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Special Education School Social Worker. I am highly motivated, persistent, and mature. I have worked with special education children and adolescent for over 23 years. I have helped them overcome developmental, personal and social problems. I utilize the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach. Which will help clients identify certain thoughts and feelings about yourself or situations that can lead to distress. In the CBT sessions will work on identifying patterns and learning about how negative thoughts might negatively affect you.
(734) 808-3683 View (734) 808-3683
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Vanessa Maria Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
About Vanessa Lewis Vanessa Lewis is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with over thirty-five years of experience providing individual, marriage/couples and family counseling for adults and adolescence. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Social Work Degree at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Vanessa collaboratively teams with individuals and families specializing in treating depression, anxiety, grief and loss.
About Vanessa Lewis Vanessa Lewis is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with over thirty-five years of experience providing individual, marriage/couples and family counseling for adults and adolescence. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology at Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Social Work Degree at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Vanessa collaboratively teams with individuals and families specializing in treating depression, anxiety, grief and loss.
(734) 789-6795 View (734) 789-6795
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Yvonne Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180  (Online Only)
I am a Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor. I work with adults 18 and up. Over the past 14 years I have worked in community mental health, home based therapy and private practice. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, work stress, anger management, relationship issues and much more.
I am a Michigan Licensed Professional Counselor. I work with adults 18 and up. Over the past 14 years I have worked in community mental health, home based therapy and private practice. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, work stress, anger management, relationship issues and much more.
(313) 349-1409 View (313) 349-1409
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Diana Schein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
Diana Schein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 2019. Diana has a wide range of clinical experience working with children, adults, and older adults. Her passion and love for helping others is apparent in the way that she works with adults and children and their families. Diana specializes in working with those who have experienced trauma and are ready to find ways to work through difficulties that trauma can bring to one's life. Diana loves spending time with family, including going to the zoo and Eastern market in Detroit with her daughter and husband.
Diana Schein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 2019. Diana has a wide range of clinical experience working with children, adults, and older adults. Her passion and love for helping others is apparent in the way that she works with adults and children and their families. Diana specializes in working with those who have experienced trauma and are ready to find ways to work through difficulties that trauma can bring to one's life. Diana loves spending time with family, including going to the zoo and Eastern market in Detroit with her daughter and husband.
(734) 821-2985 View (734) 821-2985
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Ebony Morales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
I'm Ebony Morales, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I'm here to support, empower, and equip you with the tools you need to achieve your goals. I work with folks who are struggling with life transitions including relationship issues, parenting struggles, and work/school stress. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Solutions Focused Therapy, we'll work together to identify challenges and set goals for what you want to achieve. We'll also strengthen your coping skills, challenge negative thought patterns, and work on improving the relationships in your life.
I'm Ebony Morales, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I'm here to support, empower, and equip you with the tools you need to achieve your goals. I work with folks who are struggling with life transitions including relationship issues, parenting struggles, and work/school stress. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Solutions Focused Therapy, we'll work together to identify challenges and set goals for what you want to achieve. We'll also strengthen your coping skills, challenge negative thought patterns, and work on improving the relationships in your life.
(734) 336-1980 View (734) 336-1980
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Will Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
Will Schaefer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Practitioner in Michigan who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Master of Social Work from The State University of New York at Albany. Will understands that life is full of challenges and believes that talking to an unbiased, nonjudgmental person can be tremendously helpful. As your therapist, Will's primary focus is to create a strong therapeutic relationship in a relaxed environment, enabling you to collaboratively achieve your goals and overcome any barriers in your life.
Will Schaefer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Practitioner in Michigan who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Master of Social Work from The State University of New York at Albany. Will understands that life is full of challenges and believes that talking to an unbiased, nonjudgmental person can be tremendously helpful. As your therapist, Will's primary focus is to create a strong therapeutic relationship in a relaxed environment, enabling you to collaboratively achieve your goals and overcome any barriers in your life.
(734) 977-1519 View (734) 977-1519
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Erin Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, QMPH, CCTP
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
I work with individuals and groups providing a comfortable and calming space to work out life’s challenges. Many individuals come in with patterns of behavior that have been difficult to escape. The pressure of modern society creates unique challenges and clients need a space to work out these stresses, anxieties and addictive patterns. Many of my clients work on strengthening their identity, emotional balance, acceptance in relationships and individual growth.
I work with individuals and groups providing a comfortable and calming space to work out life’s challenges. Many individuals come in with patterns of behavior that have been difficult to escape. The pressure of modern society creates unique challenges and clients need a space to work out these stresses, anxieties and addictive patterns. Many of my clients work on strengthening their identity, emotional balance, acceptance in relationships and individual growth.
(313) 539-8810 View (313) 539-8810
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Therapy Institute of Michigan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, ACS, CAADC, CCTP-II
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
Kim McFarland is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), who works with client populations ages 13 and up to assist clients in reaching their mental health goals. Kim believes everyone can benefit from mental health therapy services and she understands asking for help is one of the hardest parts of getting started in therapy. Kim treats a variety of mental health disorders and self-care needs. Kim encourages anyone thinking about therapy to call and speak with her to determine how she may be able to help.
Kim McFarland is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), who works with client populations ages 13 and up to assist clients in reaching their mental health goals. Kim believes everyone can benefit from mental health therapy services and she understands asking for help is one of the hardest parts of getting started in therapy. Kim treats a variety of mental health disorders and self-care needs. Kim encourages anyone thinking about therapy to call and speak with her to determine how she may be able to help.
(734) 530-3781 View (734) 530-3781
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Upsurge Counseling and Consulting LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CPS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Taylor, MI 48180
Considering Therapy???? I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of professional experience providing guidance and support to help individual’s resolve issues that are causing discomfort in their life. If you are having issues or difficulties coping with life, relationships, employment, career direction, stress, emotions, self-esteem, grief and loss or other life circumstances please contact me for an initial discussion and appointment.
Considering Therapy???? I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of professional experience providing guidance and support to help individual’s resolve issues that are causing discomfort in their life. If you are having issues or difficulties coping with life, relationships, employment, career direction, stress, emotions, self-esteem, grief and loss or other life circumstances please contact me for an initial discussion and appointment.
(855) 546-1026 View (855) 546-1026
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Mary Rose Cyril-Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
Mary Rose Cyril-Schwartz is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 1989. She has a Master in Social work and is currently working on her Doctorate degree in Social Work. Mary Rose believes in a treatment approach that includes CBT, PE-PC- PTSD focus, and EMDR. In her spare time, Mary Rose enjoys reading, cooking for friends and family, antiquing, walking, and is a cat lover and vintage clothes browser.
Mary Rose Cyril-Schwartz is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan who has been practicing since 1989. She has a Master in Social work and is currently working on her Doctorate degree in Social Work. Mary Rose believes in a treatment approach that includes CBT, PE-PC- PTSD focus, and EMDR. In her spare time, Mary Rose enjoys reading, cooking for friends and family, antiquing, walking, and is a cat lover and vintage clothes browser.
(734) 519-7481 View (734) 519-7481
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Yvonne Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
My journey began in the year 2000 when I attended Michigan State University. I received my Bachelors in Family Community Services in 2005. I worked for head start for two years when I then realized I was not able to help people the way I saw the need. I decided to return to school to study mental health. In 2009 I graduated with my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix, with a limited license in professional Counseling. I began my career as a clinical therapist in different nonprofit and for-profit community mental health agencies for about 6 years.
My journey began in the year 2000 when I attended Michigan State University. I received my Bachelors in Family Community Services in 2005. I worked for head start for two years when I then realized I was not able to help people the way I saw the need. I decided to return to school to study mental health. In 2009 I graduated with my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix, with a limited license in professional Counseling. I began my career as a clinical therapist in different nonprofit and for-profit community mental health agencies for about 6 years.
(734) 275-1004 View (734) 275-1004
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Crystal Stewart
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
I take pride in offering a warm environment where my clients can experience the safety needed to explore concerns and stresses of life while obtaining the skills to cope in a healthy and proactive manner. My education started with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Sociology from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee and a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2013, I became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) and hold ten years of experience working in the mental health field helping those who suffer from mental and emotional trauma.
I take pride in offering a warm environment where my clients can experience the safety needed to explore concerns and stresses of life while obtaining the skills to cope in a healthy and proactive manner. My education started with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Sociology from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee and a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2013, I became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) and hold ten years of experience working in the mental health field helping those who suffer from mental and emotional trauma.
(734) 627-6117 View (734) 627-6117
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Bernard Ball
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Taylor, MI 48180
Bernard works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. He seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Bernard believes that establishing a strong alliance with his clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, he partners with his clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
Bernard works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. He seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Bernard believes that establishing a strong alliance with his clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, he partners with his clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
(734) 259-6062 View (734) 259-6062

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Number of Therapists in Taylor, MI

70+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Taylor, MI who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
92% Anxiety
68% Relationship Issues
68% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
64% Grief
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Cigna and Evernorth
61% Aetna

How Therapists in Taylor, MI see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Taylor?

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.