Therapists in Washtenaw County, MI

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Photo of Timber Creek Counseling, Psychologist in Washtenaw County, MI
Timber Creek Counseling
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, LP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Chelsea, MI 48118
If you are struggling, stuck, or want a listening ear, we consider it an honor to learn from your story and walk with you through life's difficulties. We are trained and have experience working with children to older adults. We will incorporate a thorough assessment of what is going on with the use of research-proven interventions to help. Most of all, we will listen to your story and strive to help you heal and grow during every meeting.
If you are struggling, stuck, or want a listening ear, we consider it an honor to learn from your story and walk with you through life's difficulties. We are trained and have experience working with children to older adults. We will incorporate a thorough assessment of what is going on with the use of research-proven interventions to help. Most of all, we will listen to your story and strive to help you heal and grow during every meeting.
(734) 212-8807 View (734) 212-8807
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Johanna Soet Buzolits
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently full, however I share my practice with many talented colleagues who practice similarly to me. These folks currently have openings: Kelsey Strate, MA, Jamison Brewer, MA, Rachel Buzenberg, MA and Jeremy Tacon, MA. You can check out their profiles on our website: www.arborwellnesscenter.com. I provide counseling to adolescents and adults to facilitate growth and change and help people move beyond destructive patterns to experience life to their fullest capacity. I have worked in the field of crisis intervention, counseling and therapy for over 25 years, in a wide variety of settings.
I am currently full, however I share my practice with many talented colleagues who practice similarly to me. These folks currently have openings: Kelsey Strate, MA, Jamison Brewer, MA, Rachel Buzenberg, MA and Jeremy Tacon, MA. You can check out their profiles on our website: www.arborwellnesscenter.com. I provide counseling to adolescents and adults to facilitate growth and change and help people move beyond destructive patterns to experience life to their fullest capacity. I have worked in the field of crisis intervention, counseling and therapy for over 25 years, in a wide variety of settings.
(734) 767-1297 View (734) 767-1297
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Ashley O'Bryan Starks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48104  (Online Only)
Ashley (he/him/his) works primarily with adolescents and college students and is passionate about empowering clients to recognize their full potential. As a Black man, Ashley is committed to a practice that names and recognizes oppressive systems while working with clients in strengths-based talk therapy. He employs motivational interviewing, empowerment frameworks, and mindfulness to help clients work through anxiety, depression, trauma, and motivation.
Ashley (he/him/his) works primarily with adolescents and college students and is passionate about empowering clients to recognize their full potential. As a Black man, Ashley is committed to a practice that names and recognizes oppressive systems while working with clients in strengths-based talk therapy. He employs motivational interviewing, empowerment frameworks, and mindfulness to help clients work through anxiety, depression, trauma, and motivation.
(734) 999-3172 View (734) 999-3172
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Cormac Ryder
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, BCC
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
The purpose of spiritual counseling is to support you in living from your deepest, most authentic self. As we continually develop, it can be difficult to remain authentic, difficult to balance our own highest values with cultural, vocational, and familial challenges. Especially in times of transition, it takes support, reflection and encouragement to remain true to who we are. While I bring my experience as an ordained Zen Buddhist to my spiritual counseling practice, ultimately my goal is to meet clients where they are, using the particularities of their strengths to help them settle more deeply into their true selves.
The purpose of spiritual counseling is to support you in living from your deepest, most authentic self. As we continually develop, it can be difficult to remain authentic, difficult to balance our own highest values with cultural, vocational, and familial challenges. Especially in times of transition, it takes support, reflection and encouragement to remain true to who we are. While I bring my experience as an ordained Zen Buddhist to my spiritual counseling practice, ultimately my goal is to meet clients where they are, using the particularities of their strengths to help them settle more deeply into their true selves.
(203) 989-4650 View (203) 989-4650
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Lisa Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ypsilanti, MI 48197  (Online Only)
As a high-performing professional, the pressure can feel crushing at times. It can seem like you’re constantly trying to prove yourself by excelling in a demanding career. I can relate–I thrive on being a high-achieving, Type-A goal-setter. I’ve faced my own fair share of imposter syndrome and perfectionist tendencies. And I’ve learned that when the pressure becomes too much, it’s time to take a look inward.
As a high-performing professional, the pressure can feel crushing at times. It can seem like you’re constantly trying to prove yourself by excelling in a demanding career. I can relate–I thrive on being a high-achieving, Type-A goal-setter. I’ve faced my own fair share of imposter syndrome and perfectionist tendencies. And I’ve learned that when the pressure becomes too much, it’s time to take a look inward.
(734) 849-3962 View (734) 849-3962
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Manuela Uribe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help human beings enhance their well-being and make positive changes in order to live a life worth living. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, borderline personality disorder, and schizophrenia. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
My goal is to help human beings enhance their well-being and make positive changes in order to live a life worth living. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, borderline personality disorder, and schizophrenia. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
(231) 613-3053 View (231) 613-3053
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Kellie Vincent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48105  (Online Only)
Taking the first step in getting support is a big one, and you've decided now is the right time. There's something big going on in your life, and is too overwhelming to handle on your own or maybe you just want someone to talk to free of judgement. Having someone safe who listens and can provide perspective, encouragement, feedback and coping skills can really help. Making changes is not easy, but we can go at your own pace, where you lead the conversation and what you'd like to focus on. I'm here to offer support and walk with you on your journey to achieving your goals and jumping over the hurdles life throws your way.
Taking the first step in getting support is a big one, and you've decided now is the right time. There's something big going on in your life, and is too overwhelming to handle on your own or maybe you just want someone to talk to free of judgement. Having someone safe who listens and can provide perspective, encouragement, feedback and coping skills can really help. Making changes is not easy, but we can go at your own pace, where you lead the conversation and what you'd like to focus on. I'm here to offer support and walk with you on your journey to achieving your goals and jumping over the hurdles life throws your way.
(734) 875-8253 View (734) 875-8253
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Dr. Tamara Loverich / Equanimity Partners Inc.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
I am a fully licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in the modern behavior therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Nevada - Reno, where I was clinically trained by the developers of ACT and DBT. I currently work as a clinician and as a university professor and researcher; therefore, I am well-versed in empirical research regarding the effectiveness of existing treatment interventions. Furthermore, I continue to pursue training and research in new treatment interventions so that I can bring the highest level of quality care to my clients.
I am a fully licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in the modern behavior therapies including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Nevada - Reno, where I was clinically trained by the developers of ACT and DBT. I currently work as a clinician and as a university professor and researcher; therefore, I am well-versed in empirical research regarding the effectiveness of existing treatment interventions. Furthermore, I continue to pursue training and research in new treatment interventions so that I can bring the highest level of quality care to my clients.
(734) 357-8091 View (734) 357-8091
Photo of Kathleen Roeder, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washtenaw County, MI
Kathleen Roeder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Not accepting new clients
I am excited to partner with you in this phase of your journey. My goal as your therapist is to walk alongside you as you discover your own voice, passions and healing. I believe you have everything you need within you to cope. Through an eclectic approach of attachment theory, CBT, transpersonal theory, internal family systems and mindfulness practices, we will explore the experiences that led you to therapy. There are many reasons to seek therapy- unfulfilling relationships, trouble with self-image, difficult family dynamics, life transitions, traumatic experiences or loss, and all can be explored in a supported setting.
I am excited to partner with you in this phase of your journey. My goal as your therapist is to walk alongside you as you discover your own voice, passions and healing. I believe you have everything you need within you to cope. Through an eclectic approach of attachment theory, CBT, transpersonal theory, internal family systems and mindfulness practices, we will explore the experiences that led you to therapy. There are many reasons to seek therapy- unfulfilling relationships, trouble with self-image, difficult family dynamics, life transitions, traumatic experiences or loss, and all can be explored in a supported setting.
(844) 943-2779 View (844) 943-2779
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Ashley Jacob
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48109  (Online Only)
My clinical work utilizes several approaches including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and interpersonal/relational techniques to help client's further gain an understanding about their identity, sense of belonging, and self-compassion. I strongly believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship that is collaborative and client-centered in order to facilitate overall wellness and growth.
My clinical work utilizes several approaches including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and interpersonal/relational techniques to help client's further gain an understanding about their identity, sense of belonging, and self-compassion. I strongly believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship that is collaborative and client-centered in order to facilitate overall wellness and growth.
(586) 474-4291 View (586) 474-4291
Photo of Nick Salisbury, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washtenaw County, MI
Nick Salisbury
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
I feel most useful when I am working with folks navigating LGBTQ, Addiction, PTSD/trauma, and disordered eating. If you have been in therapy before and feel like something has been missing or something feels stuck. I may be a great fit to support you in getting "unstuck".
I feel most useful when I am working with folks navigating LGBTQ, Addiction, PTSD/trauma, and disordered eating. If you have been in therapy before and feel like something has been missing or something feels stuck. I may be a great fit to support you in getting "unstuck".
(734) 339-2920 View (734) 339-2920
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Weight Wise Solutions
Verified
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Are you tired of the constant battle with excess weight, fad diets, and fleeting results? We are here to offer you a new perspective on weight loss – one that’s backed by science, driven by innovation, and tailored to your unique needs. Our virtual weight loss program has a goal to help you shed pounds, regain control of your health, and achieve lasting transformation, all from the comfort of your own home. Say goodbye to the frustration of yo-yo dieting and hello to a sustainable path to a better you. We also prescribe Adipex, Contrave, Qsymia, Xenical, Saxenda
Are you tired of the constant battle with excess weight, fad diets, and fleeting results? We are here to offer you a new perspective on weight loss – one that’s backed by science, driven by innovation, and tailored to your unique needs. Our virtual weight loss program has a goal to help you shed pounds, regain control of your health, and achieve lasting transformation, all from the comfort of your own home. Say goodbye to the frustration of yo-yo dieting and hello to a sustainable path to a better you. We also prescribe Adipex, Contrave, Qsymia, Xenical, Saxenda
(734) 428-3542 View (734) 428-3542
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Amber Silva
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Amber is passionate about creating a safe and open-minded space for all identities in her therapy. They believe the most important aspect when it comes to therapy is having it be collaborative, compassionate, empathetic, and fun! Amber has experience working with children, youth, and adults who present with anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, lack of motivation, and substance use. She looks at each symptom that the individual presents through a trauma-focused lens. Outside of work, Amber enjoys cuddling their three cats, watching crime shows, and playing video games.
Amber is passionate about creating a safe and open-minded space for all identities in her therapy. They believe the most important aspect when it comes to therapy is having it be collaborative, compassionate, empathetic, and fun! Amber has experience working with children, youth, and adults who present with anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, lack of motivation, and substance use. She looks at each symptom that the individual presents through a trauma-focused lens. Outside of work, Amber enjoys cuddling their three cats, watching crime shows, and playing video games.
(734) 857-7649 View (734) 857-7649
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Alexandra Kahtava
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48108  (Online Only)
Have you found yourself struggling to engage with day-to-day life in the way you would like to? Do you tend to avoid situations that stir up fear or anxiety? Do you often feel tense and on edge? These can be common experiences for people who struggle with anxiety and/or trauma. Unfortunately, these struggles can often lead us to live a more limited life than we would like and can cause us to feel stressed and isolated.
Have you found yourself struggling to engage with day-to-day life in the way you would like to? Do you tend to avoid situations that stir up fear or anxiety? Do you often feel tense and on edge? These can be common experiences for people who struggle with anxiety and/or trauma. Unfortunately, these struggles can often lead us to live a more limited life than we would like and can cause us to feel stressed and isolated.
(734) 887-1404 View (734) 887-1404
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Shura Eagen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Are you seeking to feel more wholeness, expansion, authenticity, and freedom? Are you wanting to feel more embodied, alive - free from past trauma? A a deeply relational, Somatic Psychotherapist, Breathwork facilitator, Experiential Journey facilitator, and Circle Holder, my commitment is to create a safe container in which you can move through the veil of any past wounding into your most whole, vibrant, essential self and then to integrate these experiences into your daily life. I am passionate about assisting clients in releasing old wounds, rooting, rebirthing their true selves, and expanding into their visions of thriving.
Are you seeking to feel more wholeness, expansion, authenticity, and freedom? Are you wanting to feel more embodied, alive - free from past trauma? A a deeply relational, Somatic Psychotherapist, Breathwork facilitator, Experiential Journey facilitator, and Circle Holder, my commitment is to create a safe container in which you can move through the veil of any past wounding into your most whole, vibrant, essential self and then to integrate these experiences into your daily life. I am passionate about assisting clients in releasing old wounds, rooting, rebirthing their true selves, and expanding into their visions of thriving.
(248) 965-0242 View (248) 965-0242
Photo of Avida Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Washtenaw County, MI
Avida Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Avida provides therapy around a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, interpersonal challenges, and general stress; she feels comfortable in offering healing and support around grief, trauma and life transitions. With a foundation of authenticity and trust, Avida assists clients with achieving a deeper understanding of what has happened in their life so far and what is needed to create a more meaningful and happy future.
Avida provides therapy around a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, interpersonal challenges, and general stress; she feels comfortable in offering healing and support around grief, trauma and life transitions. With a foundation of authenticity and trust, Avida assists clients with achieving a deeper understanding of what has happened in their life so far and what is needed to create a more meaningful and happy future.
(734) 802-0364 View (734) 802-0364
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Keith Geiselman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MDiv, MSA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Everyone deserves to have a good day and a better tomorrow. I realize that taking on a personal change out of desire or necessity is often harder than it sounds. I work with all ages, life-stages, and conditions. People arrive with their bag of “stuff”: hopes, disappointments, wounds, trauma, diagnoses, and connections. I start where you are and work with you to create a path to a place of well-being.
Everyone deserves to have a good day and a better tomorrow. I realize that taking on a personal change out of desire or necessity is often harder than it sounds. I work with all ages, life-stages, and conditions. People arrive with their bag of “stuff”: hopes, disappointments, wounds, trauma, diagnoses, and connections. I start where you are and work with you to create a path to a place of well-being.
(734) 396-8916 View (734) 396-8916
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Amanda Grey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dexter, MI 48130
As a therapist, my goal is to blend evidence-based methods with a humanistic and holistic approach, placing a strong emphasis on trauma-informed care and the relationship between Client and Therapist. I believe that each individual’s path is unique, and I am here to provide a welcoming space for you to explore your challenges.
As a therapist, my goal is to blend evidence-based methods with a humanistic and holistic approach, placing a strong emphasis on trauma-informed care and the relationship between Client and Therapist. I believe that each individual’s path is unique, and I am here to provide a welcoming space for you to explore your challenges.
(734) 415-6355 View (734) 415-6355
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Embodied Wellness, PLLC | Immediate Openings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ann Arbor, MI 48104  (Online Only)
You feel exhausted and stuck. You are disconnected from your body. You’re sick of being on autopilot. You are tired of being brave. You constantly find yourself in the same old patterns and you want to change. You can't help but replay the same painful memories, worries, and negative self-talk in your mind. Maybe you've tried self-care practices, meditation, or yoga and they helped, but you can't shake the feeling that there's more to explore on your healing path. We are here for folks with the desire to look inward and make the changes in theirs lives that they've have been craving.
You feel exhausted and stuck. You are disconnected from your body. You’re sick of being on autopilot. You are tired of being brave. You constantly find yourself in the same old patterns and you want to change. You can't help but replay the same painful memories, worries, and negative self-talk in your mind. Maybe you've tried self-care practices, meditation, or yoga and they helped, but you can't shake the feeling that there's more to explore on your healing path. We are here for folks with the desire to look inward and make the changes in theirs lives that they've have been craving.
(248) 487-8898 View (248) 487-8898
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Lynda Schultz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelsea, MI 48118
I am a general psychotherapy practitioner experienced in crisis intervention, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and life transitions. I have a Masters Degree from Michigan State University and provide individual outpatient counseling to older adolescents, young adults and adults. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele and have worked with homeless and runaway youth, families in crisis and individuals going through life changes along with providing therapy to individuals and groups of various ages and identities.
I am a general psychotherapy practitioner experienced in crisis intervention, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and life transitions. I have a Masters Degree from Michigan State University and provide individual outpatient counseling to older adolescents, young adults and adults. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele and have worked with homeless and runaway youth, families in crisis and individuals going through life changes along with providing therapy to individuals and groups of various ages and identities.
(734) 215-9330 View (734) 215-9330

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Number of Therapists in Washtenaw County, MI

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Washtenaw County, MI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
52% Blue Care Network
45% Aetna

How Therapists in Washtenaw County, MI see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
18% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Washtenaw County?

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.