Therapists in Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO

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SFC Cares, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118  (Online Only)
Embarking on the path to healing from trauma is a courageous and deeply personal journey. It requires individualized and compassionate support in a safe and confidential space that allows you to openly explore your emotions, thoughts, and concerns. Your journey is distinct, and together, we delve into the roots of trauma empowering you to process and integrate these experiences in a way that fosters lasting healing. Through our collaborative work, you will be awakened to your unique gifts and strengths so that you may face and overcome your fears and begin pursuing the life you want.
Embarking on the path to healing from trauma is a courageous and deeply personal journey. It requires individualized and compassionate support in a safe and confidential space that allows you to openly explore your emotions, thoughts, and concerns. Your journey is distinct, and together, we delve into the roots of trauma empowering you to process and integrate these experiences in a way that fosters lasting healing. Through our collaborative work, you will be awakened to your unique gifts and strengths so that you may face and overcome your fears and begin pursuing the life you want.
(314) 886-8748 View (314) 886-8748
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Kyla Hadenfeldt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Are you struggling with painful thoughts and emotions? Maybe the pandemic has created some new problems for you, or brought up old stuff. Or perhaps, you're doing okay in your day-to-day life, but have been wondering if therapy could help you do some deeper work. In any case, I'm here to help. I support folks in learning more effective ways to work through their emotional struggles, and creating a life of meaning, pleasure, and authenticity. I also enjoy working with folks on identity, life transitions, personal growth, and sexual self-empowerment.
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Are you struggling with painful thoughts and emotions? Maybe the pandemic has created some new problems for you, or brought up old stuff. Or perhaps, you're doing okay in your day-to-day life, but have been wondering if therapy could help you do some deeper work. In any case, I'm here to help. I support folks in learning more effective ways to work through their emotional struggles, and creating a life of meaning, pleasure, and authenticity. I also enjoy working with folks on identity, life transitions, personal growth, and sexual self-empowerment.
(314) 207-7894 View (314) 207-7894
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Jordan M Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CPBA
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
The belief that you can have a meaningful career is the first step to finding one...Sean Aiken. Hi there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor who specializes in Career Counseling. Career counseling is meant to provide wellness, satisfaction, and empowerment in your place of work. Topics that are typically discussed are designed to give you a better understanding of yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational, and life decisions. My goal is to help you overcome your daily professional stressors.
The belief that you can have a meaningful career is the first step to finding one...Sean Aiken. Hi there! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor who specializes in Career Counseling. Career counseling is meant to provide wellness, satisfaction, and empowerment in your place of work. Topics that are typically discussed are designed to give you a better understanding of yourself and the world of work in order to make career, educational, and life decisions. My goal is to help you overcome your daily professional stressors.
(314) 582-0379 View (314) 582-0379
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Stephanie Barkley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, BCN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
You’ve gotten to a point where you feel lost, stressed, in a funk , or in a rut in your relationship, and you’re overwhelmed. You are at the end of your rope with yourself or your relationship. You feel like you’re not good enough, not important, like something is wrong with you or you’re broken? At this point, you’re wondering will you ever feel normal or happy. You are having trouble thinking clearly, your thoughts are scattered, you have too much to do and you just don't know where to start. Maybe there are things in your past bothering you or maybe it is the fear of the future. Many people get to this point, you are not alone.
You’ve gotten to a point where you feel lost, stressed, in a funk , or in a rut in your relationship, and you’re overwhelmed. You are at the end of your rope with yourself or your relationship. You feel like you’re not good enough, not important, like something is wrong with you or you’re broken? At this point, you’re wondering will you ever feel normal or happy. You are having trouble thinking clearly, your thoughts are scattered, you have too much to do and you just don't know where to start. Maybe there are things in your past bothering you or maybe it is the fear of the future. Many people get to this point, you are not alone.
(314) 310-1850 View (314) 310-1850
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Helen McGlynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MA, MEd, LCSW, LPC
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
2021, and the task of therapy is understanding the "mood" behind the mask that we all must wear. Isolated from friends, we struggle to work and manage family responsibilities within the walls of our home without the balance we would receive from our workplace, our gym, our clubs, or our church. Therapy is now online...but this format comes easily over a safe format allowing a relaxing and professional conversation in my online therapy office. You will be heard, and come away with strategies for managing your moods and recognizing possibilities in your current situation. You are not alone! Sign up for therapy help now!
2021, and the task of therapy is understanding the "mood" behind the mask that we all must wear. Isolated from friends, we struggle to work and manage family responsibilities within the walls of our home without the balance we would receive from our workplace, our gym, our clubs, or our church. Therapy is now online...but this format comes easily over a safe format allowing a relaxing and professional conversation in my online therapy office. You will be heard, and come away with strategies for managing your moods and recognizing possibilities in your current situation. You are not alone! Sign up for therapy help now!
(314) 925-9081 View (314) 925-9081
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Diana Beane
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
I have provided therapy for children, adults, couples, and families for over 20 years. I help my client's overcome emotional difficulties, improve communication skills, and strengthen relationships. I work collaboratively with parents in helping children develop positive behaviors, interpersonal skills, and optimum mental health. I have advanced training in Play Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am also a certified Neurofeedback clinician.
I have provided therapy for children, adults, couples, and families for over 20 years. I help my client's overcome emotional difficulties, improve communication skills, and strengthen relationships. I work collaboratively with parents in helping children develop positive behaviors, interpersonal skills, and optimum mental health. I have advanced training in Play Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am also a certified Neurofeedback clinician.
(314) 888-5210 View (314) 888-5210
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Samuel Bearer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
I seek to provide counseling to couples and individuals, both adults and adolescents. I work with interpersonal, relationship issues including: family of origin dynamics, trauma and maladaptive coping patterns, marriage and pre-marital counseling, improving communication skills, self-image and identity, managing anger, and men's sexual addiction.
I seek to provide counseling to couples and individuals, both adults and adolescents. I work with interpersonal, relationship issues including: family of origin dynamics, trauma and maladaptive coping patterns, marriage and pre-marital counseling, improving communication skills, self-image and identity, managing anger, and men's sexual addiction.
(314) 310-1898 View (314) 310-1898
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Abigail Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
Waitlist for new clients
I have 20 years of experience helping people of diverse backgrounds to navigate through difficult times in their lives. I listen carefully and work hard to understand how you feel. I have hope that people can overcome depression, calm anxiety, be transformed through grief, and find their peaceful center in the midst of over-stimulation and busyness. I have extensive experience in working with couples, individuals with chronic pain and autoimmune disorders, and PTSD/complex trauma. My goal is to create space for you to explore yourself, your relationship with others, and work towards living a life of greater pleasure and meaning.
I have 20 years of experience helping people of diverse backgrounds to navigate through difficult times in their lives. I listen carefully and work hard to understand how you feel. I have hope that people can overcome depression, calm anxiety, be transformed through grief, and find their peaceful center in the midst of over-stimulation and busyness. I have extensive experience in working with couples, individuals with chronic pain and autoimmune disorders, and PTSD/complex trauma. My goal is to create space for you to explore yourself, your relationship with others, and work towards living a life of greater pleasure and meaning.
(314) 730-9777 View (314) 730-9777
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Kathryn Beskrowni
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
I provide therapeutic services to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Clients that tend to best fit my approach are seeking purpose and meaning, navigating feelings of uncertainty, alienation, or perpetual conflict, and are interested in examining ways outward dynamics reflect their inner selves. In other words, my work specializes in relational growth or healing – in our communities, families, partnerships, and within ourselves.
I provide therapeutic services to adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Clients that tend to best fit my approach are seeking purpose and meaning, navigating feelings of uncertainty, alienation, or perpetual conflict, and are interested in examining ways outward dynamics reflect their inner selves. In other words, my work specializes in relational growth or healing – in our communities, families, partnerships, and within ourselves.
(314) 949-3992 View (314) 949-3992
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Ilia (Eye-Lee-Uh) Silverman Esrig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
Waitlist for new clients
Examining and shifting age-old patterns can be overwhelming to do alone. I offer folks a compassionate and non-judgmental space to begin this journey in. I support individuals to cultivate joy, ease, and meaning in their lives, even when doing so feels impossible. This might include strengthening executive functioning, exploring gender or sexual identity, processing trauma, or learning self-validation in an often invalidating world. Together, we'll identify effective ways to move through life's most difficult moments - the past can't be changed, but we can shift how it influences our present and future.
Examining and shifting age-old patterns can be overwhelming to do alone. I offer folks a compassionate and non-judgmental space to begin this journey in. I support individuals to cultivate joy, ease, and meaning in their lives, even when doing so feels impossible. This might include strengthening executive functioning, exploring gender or sexual identity, processing trauma, or learning self-validation in an often invalidating world. Together, we'll identify effective ways to move through life's most difficult moments - the past can't be changed, but we can shift how it influences our present and future.
(314) 748-1722 View (314) 748-1722
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Maggie McCarthy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
Waitlist for new clients
We are often our own worst critics. Though achievement and goal setting are important, we can neglect our relationships, hobbies, and health for things that feel more important. In the name of self-improvement, we miss the moments of pleasure and connection that give life meaning. I believe that therapy offers the space to slow down, to notice the goodness surrounding us, and to practice acceptance. We all have the capacity to achieve our goals without sacrificing the things that bring us joy.
We are often our own worst critics. Though achievement and goal setting are important, we can neglect our relationships, hobbies, and health for things that feel more important. In the name of self-improvement, we miss the moments of pleasure and connection that give life meaning. I believe that therapy offers the space to slow down, to notice the goodness surrounding us, and to practice acceptance. We all have the capacity to achieve our goals without sacrificing the things that bring us joy.
(314) 907-2327 View (314) 907-2327
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Jasmin Maurer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC, PLPC
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
Clients work best with me when their goal is to strengthen relationships, when they feel stuck in relationship patterns that are no longer serving them, as they are navigating systems of oppression and questioning dominate narratives, and developing possibility models of what self-compassion healing could be.
Clients work best with me when their goal is to strengthen relationships, when they feel stuck in relationship patterns that are no longer serving them, as they are navigating systems of oppression and questioning dominate narratives, and developing possibility models of what self-compassion healing could be.
(314) 230-9397 View (314) 230-9397
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Megan Robb
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC, NCC
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
Hi, I'm Megan and I use she/her pronouns. I have 20 years experience working alongside people as they strengthen their inner knowledge and outward interactions. Therapy can bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. I think a lot about the brain and how we unconsciously replicate patterns. The work I do uses current brain-based therapy approaches to help integrate outdated patterns into newer, more helpful ones.
Hi, I'm Megan and I use she/her pronouns. I have 20 years experience working alongside people as they strengthen their inner knowledge and outward interactions. Therapy can bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. I think a lot about the brain and how we unconsciously replicate patterns. The work I do uses current brain-based therapy approaches to help integrate outdated patterns into newer, more helpful ones.
(314) 970-5890 View (314) 970-5890
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Todd J Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified
9 Endorsed
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118  (Online Only)
I imagine you are searching for help or answers to some pretty serious questions about yourself, your relationship(s), and/or your symptoms. As a therapist I work to help people, not only with their symptoms, but with seeking to better understand themselves, their relationships, and how they came to be who they are and who they hope to become.
I imagine you are searching for help or answers to some pretty serious questions about yourself, your relationship(s), and/or your symptoms. As a therapist I work to help people, not only with their symptoms, but with seeking to better understand themselves, their relationships, and how they came to be who they are and who they hope to become.
(314) 907-1002 View (314) 907-1002
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Elizabeth Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFA, PLPC
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
I believe each of us deserves support on this winding and unpredictable journey of life. How we take care of our mental health impacts every aspect of our lives--our relationships, our work, our creative output, and more. At the same time, it can take a lot of courage to take a step forward to do this work. Maybe you’re ready to face past experiences of trauma or loss. Maybe you want to redefine your relationship with yourself--body, mind, spirit. Or maybe you see a pattern in the way you show up in relationships with others and you want to make a change.
I believe each of us deserves support on this winding and unpredictable journey of life. How we take care of our mental health impacts every aspect of our lives--our relationships, our work, our creative output, and more. At the same time, it can take a lot of courage to take a step forward to do this work. Maybe you’re ready to face past experiences of trauma or loss. Maybe you want to redefine your relationship with yourself--body, mind, spirit. Or maybe you see a pattern in the way you show up in relationships with others and you want to make a change.
(314) 207-5498 View (314) 207-5498
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Still Move Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
Find yourself lost, overwhelmed or suddenly unsure of how to build a better life? Our clinicians are highly trained in a variety of modalities to support you with the most effective path forward.
Find yourself lost, overwhelmed or suddenly unsure of how to build a better life? Our clinicians are highly trained in a variety of modalities to support you with the most effective path forward.
(314) 947-2280 View (314) 947-2280
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Nicole Neace
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118  (Online Only)
It is never too late to begin deep and meaningful work reimagining how traumas or other experiences can become integrated, meaningful parts of our lives and ourselves, rather than barriers or obstacles. The key to this important work is the recognition that your story and has deep and significant meaning.  No detail is ultimately insignificant, if we can but muster the courage, patience, and presence required.  I will help you!  I am so eager to understand and explore with you, and help create a safe space that ultimately facilitates not just growth and transition, but true healing and transformation.
It is never too late to begin deep and meaningful work reimagining how traumas or other experiences can become integrated, meaningful parts of our lives and ourselves, rather than barriers or obstacles. The key to this important work is the recognition that your story and has deep and significant meaning.  No detail is ultimately insignificant, if we can but muster the courage, patience, and presence required.  I will help you!  I am so eager to understand and explore with you, and help create a safe space that ultimately facilitates not just growth and transition, but true healing and transformation.
(314) 370-1039 View (314) 370-1039
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Ben Koenig
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PLPC
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
Life’s challenges often feel overwhelming. Whether these challenges are encountered in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, in trying to connect with your dearest loved ones, or in coping with a variety of big and small setbacks, there exists a pathway to success and happiness within you that is yet untapped. With all of the outside pressures coming from our school/job, family, romantic and friend relationships it can be difficult to establish our own needs. Let me help you build a healthy relationship with yourself by unraveling those things that tie you down and re-creating a life of intention and connection.
Life’s challenges often feel overwhelming. Whether these challenges are encountered in pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, in trying to connect with your dearest loved ones, or in coping with a variety of big and small setbacks, there exists a pathway to success and happiness within you that is yet untapped. With all of the outside pressures coming from our school/job, family, romantic and friend relationships it can be difficult to establish our own needs. Let me help you build a healthy relationship with yourself by unraveling those things that tie you down and re-creating a life of intention and connection.
(314) 866-8212 View (314) 866-8212
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Laciee Rousseau
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
Therapy is the experience of reflecting on our stories, finding authorship in them, and making edits along the way. You deserve a space to feel heard and to share those stories without judgment, reclaim the power in those stories, and to allow yourself space to heal. As a therapist, I provide a compassionate, playful space for clients wanting to understand the impacts of their relationships, navigating stressors and life changes, and exploring trauma (including sexual abuse). My aim is to create a comfortable space where you can allow yourself to be vulnerable and unapologetically yourself.
Therapy is the experience of reflecting on our stories, finding authorship in them, and making edits along the way. You deserve a space to feel heard and to share those stories without judgment, reclaim the power in those stories, and to allow yourself space to heal. As a therapist, I provide a compassionate, playful space for clients wanting to understand the impacts of their relationships, navigating stressors and life changes, and exploring trauma (including sexual abuse). My aim is to create a comfortable space where you can allow yourself to be vulnerable and unapologetically yourself.
(314) 916-6397 View (314) 916-6397
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Department of Psychosocial Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MPH, CSE
Verified
Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO 63118
We work with individuals on a variety of different issues directly impacting their lives: pregnancy, abortion, sexuality, gender identity, relationships, and the intersection of these experiences with religion/spirituality. The things we most need to talk about are often the things that make us uncomfortable, challenge our worldview, or are deemed “socially unacceptable”. Exploring these issues and our feelings in a safe environment expands our horizons and helps us to better understand ourselves and the world around us. Learning allows us to grow and develop as human beings. Personal growth can help us heal.
We work with individuals on a variety of different issues directly impacting their lives: pregnancy, abortion, sexuality, gender identity, relationships, and the intersection of these experiences with religion/spirituality. The things we most need to talk about are often the things that make us uncomfortable, challenge our worldview, or are deemed “socially unacceptable”. Exploring these issues and our feelings in a safe environment expands our horizons and helps us to better understand ourselves and the world around us. Learning allows us to grow and develop as human beings. Personal growth can help us heal.
(618) 278-5010 View (618) 278-5010

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO

20+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO who prioritize treating:

92% Relationship Issues
92% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
63% Life Transitions
58% Codependency

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Aetna
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Gravois Park, Saint Louis, MO see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
17% Male
17% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gravois Park, Saint Louis?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.