Therapists in Overland, MO

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Creath Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Overland, MO 63114  (Online Only)
Hello! Seeking help and support during difficult times or in crisis situations can feel scary, and as if no one understands your unique experience at this time in your life. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, hopelessness, feeling worthless, down in the dumps, and are wondering if you can ever enjoy life and experience happiness again, I am here to help. If you would like to talk to someone in hopes of getting support, guidance and a commitment to improving your quality of life, I understand and I can help.
Hello! Seeking help and support during difficult times or in crisis situations can feel scary, and as if no one understands your unique experience at this time in your life. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, hopelessness, feeling worthless, down in the dumps, and are wondering if you can ever enjoy life and experience happiness again, I am here to help. If you would like to talk to someone in hopes of getting support, guidance and a commitment to improving your quality of life, I understand and I can help.
(314) 916-9605 View (314) 916-9605
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Jennifer Patricia Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Overland, MO 63114  (Online Only)
This little thing called life is not working for you. Your struggle with sexuality, gender, addiction, depression, or anxiety can be overwhelming. You feel odd, weird, alone. You don't need to be alone. We will work together to tailor our approach to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. You want to laugh again, and not sarcastically or ironically, let's rediscover the humor in this little thing called life.
This little thing called life is not working for you. Your struggle with sexuality, gender, addiction, depression, or anxiety can be overwhelming. You feel odd, weird, alone. You don't need to be alone. We will work together to tailor our approach to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. You want to laugh again, and not sarcastically or ironically, let's rediscover the humor in this little thing called life.
(314) 876-0769 View (314) 876-0769
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Wellness Alley, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACSW, LCSW, CCDP-D
Verified
Overland, MO 63114
Do you have long periods of low mood, sadness or anxiety that makes it difficult to face life challenges? Do you have trouble getting motivated? Do you have a history of adverse life experiences or trauma that makes it difficult to cope? There are reasons why you feel the way you do and together, we can discover what is keeping you feeling "stuck." I use a mind-body approach to help resolve issues so you can increase the quality of your life.
Do you have long periods of low mood, sadness or anxiety that makes it difficult to face life challenges? Do you have trouble getting motivated? Do you have a history of adverse life experiences or trauma that makes it difficult to cope? There are reasons why you feel the way you do and together, we can discover what is keeping you feeling "stuck." I use a mind-body approach to help resolve issues so you can increase the quality of your life.
(314) 329-4705 View (314) 329-4705
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Susan Toelle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Overland, MO 63114
When you seek therapy, it is usually because something doesn't feel right. The reasons for this are not always in your consciousness. The therapy process is a journey during which, through exploration, you can uncover issues that lie beneath the surface. You become a student of the self. I can guide you on this journey. By making connections between past and present and recognizing repeated patterns of behavior, you can begin to see the "big picture," and make decisions that can bring about the changes you hope to achieve.
When you seek therapy, it is usually because something doesn't feel right. The reasons for this are not always in your consciousness. The therapy process is a journey during which, through exploration, you can uncover issues that lie beneath the surface. You become a student of the self. I can guide you on this journey. By making connections between past and present and recognizing repeated patterns of behavior, you can begin to see the "big picture," and make decisions that can bring about the changes you hope to achieve.
(314) 310-6251 View (314) 310-6251
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Jen Volpitto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Overland, MO 63114  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Just as physical therapy retrains and strengthens one’s body, mental health therapy retrains and strengthens one’s mind, emotions, and relationships. It has the potential to empower, enlighten, and encourage. Whether facing depression or a relational concern, or if you’re looking for balance and peace or need to deal with the effects of trauma or abuse, including spiritual/religious abuse, the first step is to know that you matter enough to take care of YOU. As a therapist, I come alongside. I walk with. I reframe. I do not judge or shame. You are enough. You are whole. You are worth it.
Just as physical therapy retrains and strengthens one’s body, mental health therapy retrains and strengthens one’s mind, emotions, and relationships. It has the potential to empower, enlighten, and encourage. Whether facing depression or a relational concern, or if you’re looking for balance and peace or need to deal with the effects of trauma or abuse, including spiritual/religious abuse, the first step is to know that you matter enough to take care of YOU. As a therapist, I come alongside. I walk with. I reframe. I do not judge or shame. You are enough. You are whole. You are worth it.
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Sherine Chambers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified
Overland, MO 63114  (Online Only)
I'm so glad you took this first step. Are your nerves rattled? Do you struggle to handle what the world is throwing at you? I want my clients to feel less stressed or overwhelmed, and less "stuck." I am proactive in helping identify issues and work towards solutions to feeling more in control. I understand that at times you may feel sad, anxious, irritable or withdrawn. Maybe you are dealing with something in the past that you haven't spoken to anyone about. I want my clients to feel safe enough to share their thoughts, raw feelings and experiences without judgment or pressure to think or feel something different.
I'm so glad you took this first step. Are your nerves rattled? Do you struggle to handle what the world is throwing at you? I want my clients to feel less stressed or overwhelmed, and less "stuck." I am proactive in helping identify issues and work towards solutions to feeling more in control. I understand that at times you may feel sad, anxious, irritable or withdrawn. Maybe you are dealing with something in the past that you haven't spoken to anyone about. I want my clients to feel safe enough to share their thoughts, raw feelings and experiences without judgment or pressure to think or feel something different.
(314) 886-5798 View (314) 886-5798
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Michael Lipps
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Overland, MO 63114
Are you in need of someone who can provide a listening ear? Whether you are looking for counseling for yourself, significant other, or family member, I am here to listen. It is my goal to help clients move past difficult life events, whether grief, loss, anxiety, depression, or trauma, by building a counseling relationship based on trust in a non-judgmental atmosphere. We will work on this together using various methods including but not limited to Mindfulness (self awareness), DBT (short term therapy), and Person Centered Approach (self-guided therapy).
Are you in need of someone who can provide a listening ear? Whether you are looking for counseling for yourself, significant other, or family member, I am here to listen. It is my goal to help clients move past difficult life events, whether grief, loss, anxiety, depression, or trauma, by building a counseling relationship based on trust in a non-judgmental atmosphere. We will work on this together using various methods including but not limited to Mindfulness (self awareness), DBT (short term therapy), and Person Centered Approach (self-guided therapy).
(636) 317-5507 View (636) 317-5507
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Abby Evilsizor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Overland, MO 63114  (Online Only)
Fuerza means strength in Spanish and that is what I wish for all of my clients who come to Fuerza Wellness. What I hope for you during therapy is that you are able to find the strength you need to get through life’s challenges AND to allow yourself to let go and soften. That you can dream of your future AND live in the moment. That you may know your identities AND be confident in what those are. If you are going through a major life transition, coming into your own as an adult, have a trauma history, are bicultural, or in the perinatal phase of life, we may be a good fit to work together.
Fuerza means strength in Spanish and that is what I wish for all of my clients who come to Fuerza Wellness. What I hope for you during therapy is that you are able to find the strength you need to get through life’s challenges AND to allow yourself to let go and soften. That you can dream of your future AND live in the moment. That you may know your identities AND be confident in what those are. If you are going through a major life transition, coming into your own as an adult, have a trauma history, are bicultural, or in the perinatal phase of life, we may be a good fit to work together.
(314) 501-6627 View (314) 501-6627
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Sharper Vision Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Overland, MO 63114
Waitlist for new clients
At this time we have a Counseling Intern and Associate Therapist Available Only. There are times in life when you feel stuck, sad, angry, or indifferent. In these times, it is helpful to have a non-bias party be a mirror on your journey to becoming the best version of you that you can be. There are also times when clients have identified that familial traditions have held them captive or even hindered their growth. Processing those things will help you to identify the best path for you as you move forward to your big picture. We would love to assist you on that journey of becoming a better you.
At this time we have a Counseling Intern and Associate Therapist Available Only. There are times in life when you feel stuck, sad, angry, or indifferent. In these times, it is helpful to have a non-bias party be a mirror on your journey to becoming the best version of you that you can be. There are also times when clients have identified that familial traditions have held them captive or even hindered their growth. Processing those things will help you to identify the best path for you as you move forward to your big picture. We would love to assist you on that journey of becoming a better you.
(314) 582-0810 View (314) 582-0810
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Yasmira Emofor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCDP-D
Verified
Overland, MO 63114
Have you felt like you are missing out on life? Have you felt like you are in a slump that you can’t dig yourself out off? Like you been struggling for so long without a break from the stress of it all? Whether your struggle is depression, anxiety, phobias or trauma, I am here to offer a safe space for you. What you want to feel is empowered, capable and resilient to handle the challenge; or ready to face down any fear. I've helped countless individuals! Let me help you reclaim your resiliency today!
Have you felt like you are missing out on life? Have you felt like you are in a slump that you can’t dig yourself out off? Like you been struggling for so long without a break from the stress of it all? Whether your struggle is depression, anxiety, phobias or trauma, I am here to offer a safe space for you. What you want to feel is empowered, capable and resilient to handle the challenge; or ready to face down any fear. I've helped countless individuals! Let me help you reclaim your resiliency today!
(314) 742-8208 View (314) 742-8208

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Tammy Tellez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Olivette, MO 63132
Using evidence-based techniques, I will help you look for patterns in the way you are thinking or acting that may be causing problems, often rooted in trauma. I will help you establish healthier relationships, develop better coping skills, and aid your ability to connect to your body and emotions while learning to regulate them effectively. Using a genuine and goal-focused approach, you can be assured that whatever issue you have come to therapy to address, I will work to gently, but firmly encourage you to help resolve it.
Using evidence-based techniques, I will help you look for patterns in the way you are thinking or acting that may be causing problems, often rooted in trauma. I will help you establish healthier relationships, develop better coping skills, and aid your ability to connect to your body and emotions while learning to regulate them effectively. Using a genuine and goal-focused approach, you can be assured that whatever issue you have come to therapy to address, I will work to gently, but firmly encourage you to help resolve it.
(314) 675-7890 View (314) 675-7890
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Linda Peterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Ann, MO 63074
Are you stressed and tired of doing the same thing and getting the same result? Life gets hard and we need to change our quest in life to meet the changes that occur. I am a Individual, marriage and family Psychotherapist. I work with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, marriage concerns,parenting issues and multicultural issues. Asking for help is hard and can be really difficult for most. Change will not happen without action. I provide a safe space for confidential and stressful issues to be discussed. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed School Guidance Counselor.
Are you stressed and tired of doing the same thing and getting the same result? Life gets hard and we need to change our quest in life to meet the changes that occur. I am a Individual, marriage and family Psychotherapist. I work with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, marriage concerns,parenting issues and multicultural issues. Asking for help is hard and can be really difficult for most. Change will not happen without action. I provide a safe space for confidential and stressful issues to be discussed. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed School Guidance Counselor.
(314) 266-5153 View (314) 266-5153
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Gerald Bentley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Saint Ann, MO 63074
Gerald Bentley is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri who has been practicing since 2013. He received his Master's degree in School and Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. Gerald works to build a safe and caring therapeutic relationship through a client centered approach. He strives to facilitate growth, self-awareness, and healing. He is a culturally competent therapist and a LGBTQIA ally that understands the importance of bringing cultural differences into the therapeutic process. Gerald is committed to learning and uses he knowledge to work with clients of a variety of backgrounds.
Gerald Bentley is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri who has been practicing since 2013. He received his Master's degree in School and Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University. Gerald works to build a safe and caring therapeutic relationship through a client centered approach. He strives to facilitate growth, self-awareness, and healing. He is a culturally competent therapist and a LGBTQIA ally that understands the importance of bringing cultural differences into the therapeutic process. Gerald is committed to learning and uses he knowledge to work with clients of a variety of backgrounds.
(314) 949-5075 View (314) 949-5075
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Morgan Viessman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, S-MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Creve Coeur, MO 63132
As a therapist with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, I strive to help families and children of all ages who are struggling and can’t seem to find the right direction. I have specialized training in Structural Family Therapy which focuses on the emphasis on boundaries within families and how the family ultimately functions. My primary focus is working with children, adolescents, and families of all sizes.
As a therapist with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, I strive to help families and children of all ages who are struggling and can’t seem to find the right direction. I have specialized training in Structural Family Therapy which focuses on the emphasis on boundaries within families and how the family ultimately functions. My primary focus is working with children, adolescents, and families of all sizes.
(314) 916-6633 View (314) 916-6633
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Jeanna Knight PhD
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Olivette, MO 63132  (Online Only)
A medical diagnosis can be life altering. Do you want to be heard, understood, and supported as you try to make sense of this part of your life? Seeing an experienced and empathic therapist can provide a positive transformation that's refreshing and liberating!
A medical diagnosis can be life altering. Do you want to be heard, understood, and supported as you try to make sense of this part of your life? Seeing an experienced and empathic therapist can provide a positive transformation that's refreshing and liberating!
(314) 943-2399 View (314) 943-2399
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Karen R Moist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
University City, MO 63130
Waitlist for new clients
In my practice I work with families and children who have experienced trauma and are having attachment difficulties. Many children I see have pre-verbal trauma from parental stress during pregnancy, adoption, neglect, or abuse. Some of the children I see are experiencing traumatic stress due to gender fluidity or gender dysphoria. Because trauma is the result of feeling helpless in a situation, many of the families I see have never thought of their child's behavior as a symptom of a life trauma. This shift in perspective is often the beginning of the healing process.
In my practice I work with families and children who have experienced trauma and are having attachment difficulties. Many children I see have pre-verbal trauma from parental stress during pregnancy, adoption, neglect, or abuse. Some of the children I see are experiencing traumatic stress due to gender fluidity or gender dysphoria. Because trauma is the result of feeling helpless in a situation, many of the families I see have never thought of their child's behavior as a symptom of a life trauma. This shift in perspective is often the beginning of the healing process.
(314) 310-0413 View (314) 310-0413
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Lilian M Werner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63132
People have always depended on you. You have responsibilities and goals and you don't have time to feel bad. Yet you wake up asking yourself, "Why does life feel so hard now?" You're overwhelmed, depressed and anxious or worn out. You push through your day, often coping in ways you know aren't healthy. You carry pain from your past and think, "I should be over this, why can't I just move on?" Some important relationships have grown very difficult and you'd love to fix them. You're tired of worrying about what other people think.
People have always depended on you. You have responsibilities and goals and you don't have time to feel bad. Yet you wake up asking yourself, "Why does life feel so hard now?" You're overwhelmed, depressed and anxious or worn out. You push through your day, often coping in ways you know aren't healthy. You carry pain from your past and think, "I should be over this, why can't I just move on?" Some important relationships have grown very difficult and you'd love to fix them. You're tired of worrying about what other people think.
(314) 222-2099 View (314) 222-2099
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Pete Sandoval
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63114  (Online Only)
Today is a new day! Having someone to listen without judgment is a tremendous gift. It can remove the loneliness and despair that can happen when life gets to be too much to bear. Perhaps you've had therapy before but something's still missing. You've done everything you can think of or that your previous therapist told you. You are dedicated to your personal growth. You engage in regular practices and are committed to do whatever it takes to be your best self. Despite some real progress, the deeper relief you've been looking for hasn't occurred just yet.
Today is a new day! Having someone to listen without judgment is a tremendous gift. It can remove the loneliness and despair that can happen when life gets to be too much to bear. Perhaps you've had therapy before but something's still missing. You've done everything you can think of or that your previous therapist told you. You are dedicated to your personal growth. You engage in regular practices and are committed to do whatever it takes to be your best self. Despite some real progress, the deeper relief you've been looking for hasn't occurred just yet.
(314) 462-2696 View (314) 462-2696
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Tommy Nolan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63132
Welcome, fellow Travelers---on the journey to your new beginnings! I enjoy working with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and have experience in both hospital and school settings, in addition to private practice. My background includes working with survivors of abuse, those dealing with depression and anxiety, individuals working through grief and other life transitions. If you are ready to explore the next destination on your life journey, please contact me!
Welcome, fellow Travelers---on the journey to your new beginnings! I enjoy working with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and have experience in both hospital and school settings, in addition to private practice. My background includes working with survivors of abuse, those dealing with depression and anxiety, individuals working through grief and other life transitions. If you are ready to explore the next destination on your life journey, please contact me!
(314) 300-0335 View (314) 300-0335
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Trek Inward Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Olivette, MO 63132
“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.” — Lisa Olivera. You're reading this because you are ready to do the inner work. Maybe a major life event has you re-evaluating the direction of your life and you know you want change, but don't quite know what that looks like yet. Let me partner with you on your journey to wholeness. I have significant experience in helping individuals work through depression and anxiety, improve family relationships, navigate grief and loss, explore spirituality and connect deeply to self.
“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.” — Lisa Olivera. You're reading this because you are ready to do the inner work. Maybe a major life event has you re-evaluating the direction of your life and you know you want change, but don't quite know what that looks like yet. Let me partner with you on your journey to wholeness. I have significant experience in helping individuals work through depression and anxiety, improve family relationships, navigate grief and loss, explore spirituality and connect deeply to self.
(314) 988-2604 View (314) 988-2604

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Overland, MO

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Overland, MO who prioritize treating:

100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
90% Depression
90% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
50% ADHD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
88% Cigna and Evernorth
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Overland, MO see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Overland?

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.