Therapists in Surf City, NC

Photo of Denise Strickland, Licensed Professional Counselor in Surf City, NC
Denise Strickland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Evolve or repeat. Therapy, by nature, can be challenging. It can appear scary, overwhelming, and anxiety-inducing; you are essentially vocalizing (to a stranger!) your challenges, weaknesses, mistakes, and insecurities. And sometimes that needs to happen to grow. My mantra over the last year has been to evolve or repeat. That’s it. Evolve or repeat. Frequently we establish and maintain patterns of thoughts and behaviors, based on past experiences and memories which are unhealthy and unproductive. I found these patterns and cycles are the root to unhappiness and barriers to change.
Evolve or repeat. Therapy, by nature, can be challenging. It can appear scary, overwhelming, and anxiety-inducing; you are essentially vocalizing (to a stranger!) your challenges, weaknesses, mistakes, and insecurities. And sometimes that needs to happen to grow. My mantra over the last year has been to evolve or repeat. That’s it. Evolve or repeat. Frequently we establish and maintain patterns of thoughts and behaviors, based on past experiences and memories which are unhealthy and unproductive. I found these patterns and cycles are the root to unhappiness and barriers to change.
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Photo of The Feel Better Co., Marriage & Family Therapist in Surf City, NC
The Feel Better Co.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445
Do you look around at your life and feel grateful for all that you have accomplished so far but still feel like something is missing? Are you starting to ask yourself deeper questions about who you are and what your purpose is in this world? If you are experiencing this shift, it’s likely that you are entering the Second Half of Life transition. Oftentimes, you start to notice that the beliefs, values, and expectations of your family, friends, and sometimes society at large are no longer serving you, and it feels as if you’re working against the grain of life and not within the flow of life.
Do you look around at your life and feel grateful for all that you have accomplished so far but still feel like something is missing? Are you starting to ask yourself deeper questions about who you are and what your purpose is in this world? If you are experiencing this shift, it’s likely that you are entering the Second Half of Life transition. Oftentimes, you start to notice that the beliefs, values, and expectations of your family, friends, and sometimes society at large are no longer serving you, and it feels as if you’re working against the grain of life and not within the flow of life.
(910) 698-8096 View (910) 698-8096
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Lydia Elyse Shively
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, ATR-P, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445
Does your busy life have you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, frustrated, or like you're not connecting to your true self anymore? My passion is to help others, especially through art. My 13 years of combined experience as an art teacher and a school counselor and my credentials can help you in your life journey to your best self.
Does your busy life have you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, frustrated, or like you're not connecting to your true self anymore? My passion is to help others, especially through art. My 13 years of combined experience as an art teacher and a school counselor and my credentials can help you in your life journey to your best self.
(910) 707-3505 View (910) 707-3505
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Megan Kovach
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445
I want to acknowledge that it takes courage, bravery, and vulnerability to take the first step toward overcoming your challenges. I am honored to support you through this journey to healing and empowerment! I strive to provide a safe space for you so that we can work through any of your challenges together. I specialize in providing therapy in areas of perinatal mental health, trauma, grief and traumatic grief, and anxiety for children, teens, and adults using evidenced-based approaches. I believe individuals of all ages have the resilience and capability of moving forward past difficult life experiences.
I want to acknowledge that it takes courage, bravery, and vulnerability to take the first step toward overcoming your challenges. I am honored to support you through this journey to healing and empowerment! I strive to provide a safe space for you so that we can work through any of your challenges together. I specialize in providing therapy in areas of perinatal mental health, trauma, grief and traumatic grief, and anxiety for children, teens, and adults using evidenced-based approaches. I believe individuals of all ages have the resilience and capability of moving forward past difficult life experiences.
(910) 776-2947 View (910) 776-2947
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Sheri L Lawrence
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Surf City, NC 28445
As a therapist my role is to help support and guide you to think outside of the box and embrace new ideas that promote change. I believe that you should be empowered by your therapist and feel a connection to be able to make a plan that works for your situation. I have 20 years of training in many modalities, most specifically, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Family Systems. I also use yoga, meditation and breath work into sessions when asked and needed to promote mind/body balance.
As a therapist my role is to help support and guide you to think outside of the box and embrace new ideas that promote change. I believe that you should be empowered by your therapist and feel a connection to be able to make a plan that works for your situation. I have 20 years of training in many modalities, most specifically, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Family Systems. I also use yoga, meditation and breath work into sessions when asked and needed to promote mind/body balance.
(910) 569-9521 View (910) 569-9521
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Kristen Lindinger
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Surf City, NC 28445
Does it seem like life is sometimes a little overwhelming? That you don't always seem to have a handle on how to navigate the daily stressors and life changes? Do you struggle to make genuine connections with new people or just have nothing left in your gas tank at the end of each day to foster the relationships you do have? You aren't alone. And counseling is a great place to explore these feelings and find a new, more fulfilling path forward.
Does it seem like life is sometimes a little overwhelming? That you don't always seem to have a handle on how to navigate the daily stressors and life changes? Do you struggle to make genuine connections with new people or just have nothing left in your gas tank at the end of each day to foster the relationships you do have? You aren't alone. And counseling is a great place to explore these feelings and find a new, more fulfilling path forward.
(910) 841-1616 View (910) 841-1616
Kim Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Surf City, NC 28445
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, working at Anchor Psychological in Hampstead , N.C. I see adults, children, couples and families. I also work with Autism Spectrum adults and children. I am credentialed with most insurance companies which our office staff can help you with when you call to make an appointment.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, working at Anchor Psychological in Hampstead , N.C. I see adults, children, couples and families. I also work with Autism Spectrum adults and children. I am credentialed with most insurance companies which our office staff can help you with when you call to make an appointment.
(910) 270-9995 View (910) 270-9995
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Linda Whitlock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445
"Only in an open non judgmental space can we acknowledge what we are feeling. Only in an open space where we're not caught up in our own version of reality can we see and hear and feel who others really are, which allows us to be with them and communicate with them properly." This quote by Pema Chodron, an American Buddhist Nun expresses the atmosphere I hope to create for clients seeking counseling services from me. For more than 30 years I have attempted to provide, through a collaborative dialogue services that will improve each clients quality of life.
"Only in an open non judgmental space can we acknowledge what we are feeling. Only in an open space where we're not caught up in our own version of reality can we see and hear and feel who others really are, which allows us to be with them and communicate with them properly." This quote by Pema Chodron, an American Buddhist Nun expresses the atmosphere I hope to create for clients seeking counseling services from me. For more than 30 years I have attempted to provide, through a collaborative dialogue services that will improve each clients quality of life.
(910) 202-6504 View (910) 202-6504
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Alicia Chinlund
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LPA, CHSP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445
Congratulations! You've finally made the important decision to seek professional support. Search no further. As an experienced and compassionate therapist, I've spent the past 35 years in successful clinical practice, building strong relationships with clients who trust me to listen respectfully and intervene effectively as we work together to resolve their problems. Skilled in diagnosis and treatment of the full range of psychiatric disorders, I also provide non-medical treatment such as relationship counseling, stress management, parent education, and skill-building across a full spectrum of everyday life concerns.
Congratulations! You've finally made the important decision to seek professional support. Search no further. As an experienced and compassionate therapist, I've spent the past 35 years in successful clinical practice, building strong relationships with clients who trust me to listen respectfully and intervene effectively as we work together to resolve their problems. Skilled in diagnosis and treatment of the full range of psychiatric disorders, I also provide non-medical treatment such as relationship counseling, stress management, parent education, and skill-building across a full spectrum of everyday life concerns.
(910) 218-9848 View (910) 218-9848
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Patricia Ann Geel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTHP, CCTP
Verified
Surf City, NC 28445  (Online Only)
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) providing telemental health therapy services in North Carolina. I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families presenting with concerns including but not limited to relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, PTSD and adjustment problems. I have extensive experience working with military couples and families as well as in assisting clients who have experienced domestic violence or childhood abuse or neglect. I hold certifications as a trauma professional and also as a clinical telemental health professional.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) providing telemental health therapy services in North Carolina. I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families presenting with concerns including but not limited to relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, PTSD and adjustment problems. I have extensive experience working with military couples and families as well as in assisting clients who have experienced domestic violence or childhood abuse or neglect. I hold certifications as a trauma professional and also as a clinical telemental health professional.
(910) 773-4102 View (910) 773-4102
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Amy Riecken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Surf City, NC 28445
Hello, I’m so glad you are here! Reaching out for help can be a difficult decision whether it’s for yourself or a loved one. I commend you on your choice to work towards a healthier life. I provide an accepting and comfortable environment where you feel safe to discuss difficult topics. As a clinical social worker, I am client-focused and realize that you are the expert in your life. I want to support you in working through difficulties and enhancing your strengths as you prepare for a brighter future.
Hello, I’m so glad you are here! Reaching out for help can be a difficult decision whether it’s for yourself or a loved one. I commend you on your choice to work towards a healthier life. I provide an accepting and comfortable environment where you feel safe to discuss difficult topics. As a clinical social worker, I am client-focused and realize that you are the expert in your life. I want to support you in working through difficulties and enhancing your strengths as you prepare for a brighter future.
(910) 507-7352 View (910) 507-7352
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Jacqueline Sabella
LCSW Associate, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
Surf City, NC 28445
I believe the therapeutic process is based on a collaborative relationship between the therapist and client. While the client oversees setting goals, I feel privileged to assist with, and throughout, that process. I work to create a safe and compassionate environment where you can navigate your thoughts, emotions, and experiences necessary to promote a successful journey. My approach to therapy is a holistic one that includes discussing your goals from many perspectives and examining the effects on your mind, body, spirit, relationships, career, and other areas of importance.
I believe the therapeutic process is based on a collaborative relationship between the therapist and client. While the client oversees setting goals, I feel privileged to assist with, and throughout, that process. I work to create a safe and compassionate environment where you can navigate your thoughts, emotions, and experiences necessary to promote a successful journey. My approach to therapy is a holistic one that includes discussing your goals from many perspectives and examining the effects on your mind, body, spirit, relationships, career, and other areas of importance.
(910) 390-8310 View (910) 390-8310
Photo of Liza Prochnow, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Surf City, NC
Liza Prochnow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445  (Online Only)
Working with children and families has long been a passion of mine, with my current area of focus being college students and young adults. I specialize in the areas of stress and anxiety management, adjusting to life transitions, self-esteem, boundary setting, emotion regulation, depression, repairing family systems, and navigating academic challenges. I am committed to working alongside you as you uncover your truest, most authentic self. I am a firm believer that connection is at the root of all healing, and am ready to hold space for you and meet you where you are in your healing journey.
Working with children and families has long been a passion of mine, with my current area of focus being college students and young adults. I specialize in the areas of stress and anxiety management, adjusting to life transitions, self-esteem, boundary setting, emotion regulation, depression, repairing family systems, and navigating academic challenges. I am committed to working alongside you as you uncover your truest, most authentic self. I am a firm believer that connection is at the root of all healing, and am ready to hold space for you and meet you where you are in your healing journey.
(910) 541-9638 View (910) 541-9638
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Marki Brooke Sulzbach
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Surf City, NC 28445
Are the everyday stressors of life becoming a bit overwhelming? Emotions and behaviors can often be too much and it feels like what has worked before isn't working anymore. As your therapist, you and I will seek to discover attainable goals, strive after a healthier, more grounded sense of self, and work towards finding a more fulfilling and hopeful future. I would be honored to help you manage whatever life throws your way. Life is hard, but it doesn't have to be. Together, we will discover the root of the problem and face it head-on. You don't have to be alone in this anymore. Allow me (and my in-office service dog ZIGGY) to help.
Are the everyday stressors of life becoming a bit overwhelming? Emotions and behaviors can often be too much and it feels like what has worked before isn't working anymore. As your therapist, you and I will seek to discover attainable goals, strive after a healthier, more grounded sense of self, and work towards finding a more fulfilling and hopeful future. I would be honored to help you manage whatever life throws your way. Life is hard, but it doesn't have to be. Together, we will discover the root of the problem and face it head-on. You don't have to be alone in this anymore. Allow me (and my in-office service dog ZIGGY) to help.
(910) 460-3834 View (910) 460-3834
Photo of Suzanne Allen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Surf City, NC
Suzanne Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Surf City, NC 28445
I believe everything in life is easier with support. By reaching out, you are taking a courageous step on your own behalf and moving toward the life you want to live. I’m here to help. My goal is that is you will feel seen, heard, and deeply understood. I provide psychotherapy and counseling to adults of all ages, and I specialize in working with those who are experiencing grief or are navigating life transitions of all kinds. Any loss or unexpected life event has the potential to turn your world upside down.
I believe everything in life is easier with support. By reaching out, you are taking a courageous step on your own behalf and moving toward the life you want to live. I’m here to help. My goal is that is you will feel seen, heard, and deeply understood. I provide psychotherapy and counseling to adults of all ages, and I specialize in working with those who are experiencing grief or are navigating life transitions of all kinds. Any loss or unexpected life event has the potential to turn your world upside down.
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Mary M Godin
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, LCMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Holly Ridge, NC 28445
I work with children, adolescents, and adults utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy and cognitive interpersonal therapy. I strive to develop a trusting and nonjudgmental atmosphere in which clients can grow to reach their potential and work through difficult times. I have worked in outpatient mental health for over 20 years with a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, attachment disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD and other childhood behavioral disorders.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy and cognitive interpersonal therapy. I strive to develop a trusting and nonjudgmental atmosphere in which clients can grow to reach their potential and work through difficult times. I have worked in outpatient mental health for over 20 years with a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, attachment disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD and other childhood behavioral disorders.
(910) 447-9914 View (910) 447-9914
Photo of Marie Francis, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Surf City, NC
Marie Francis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC, DCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Holly Ridge, NC 28445  (Online Only)
"Once upon a time..." is the beginning of many stories If you are seeking therapy, you have a story to tell. Perhaps your story is filtered through the lens of depression, anxiety, trauma or substance dependence. I will listen, and remain attentive to, and curious about the intricacies of your story. I will provide an atmosphere of safety without judgment so that enlightenment, healing and growth can take place. I use Solution-Focused approach to therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques in my work with couples, families and individuals to help enhance and maintain rewarding relationships and manage life transitions.
"Once upon a time..." is the beginning of many stories If you are seeking therapy, you have a story to tell. Perhaps your story is filtered through the lens of depression, anxiety, trauma or substance dependence. I will listen, and remain attentive to, and curious about the intricacies of your story. I will provide an atmosphere of safety without judgment so that enlightenment, healing and growth can take place. I use Solution-Focused approach to therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques in my work with couples, families and individuals to help enhance and maintain rewarding relationships and manage life transitions.
(910) 202-6110 View (910) 202-6110
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Shawn Morton
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MEd, NCC, LCMHCS, RPT-S
Verified
4 Endorsed
Holly Ridge, NC 28445
Not accepting new clients
I believe that working with a therapist should be an experience that not only assists individuals in regaining control of their lives but also empowers them to be the person that they want to be. I strive to create caring, therapeutic relationships where new strategies can be learned, difficult issues can be addressed, distress can be reduced, and self-worth can grow and flourish.
I believe that working with a therapist should be an experience that not only assists individuals in regaining control of their lives but also empowers them to be the person that they want to be. I strive to create caring, therapeutic relationships where new strategies can be learned, difficult issues can be addressed, distress can be reduced, and self-worth can grow and flourish.
(910) 216-0102 View (910) 216-0102
Photo of Trina Goodwin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Surf City, NC
Trina Goodwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CSI
Verified
2 Endorsed
Holly Ridge, NC 28445
Accepting new clients for in person and teletherapy sessions. I have several after 5pm in person or telehealth appointments available. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Clients scheduling with me are often coping with past traumas, grief, parenthood, women's issues, gender identity, couple conflict, substance use disorder along with challenging life transitions. Depression, anxiety, and other symptoms that disrupt your life often accompany these challenges. Developing skills, accessing your internal resources and gaining insight to decrease symptoms will improve your quality of life.
Accepting new clients for in person and teletherapy sessions. I have several after 5pm in person or telehealth appointments available. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Clients scheduling with me are often coping with past traumas, grief, parenthood, women's issues, gender identity, couple conflict, substance use disorder along with challenging life transitions. Depression, anxiety, and other symptoms that disrupt your life often accompany these challenges. Developing skills, accessing your internal resources and gaining insight to decrease symptoms will improve your quality of life.
(910) 537-3688 View (910) 537-3688
Photo of Becca Tagg, Psychologist in Surf City, NC
Becca Tagg
Psychologist, PsyD, MSCP, NCSP, BCBA-D
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holly Ridge, NC 28445
Life can be stressful; between friendships, family relationships, work, finances it can feel like spinning so many plates and anxiously watching to see which one will fall. Then when it inevitably does, we are often so hard on ourselves. Through a more balanced view of self and expectations and self-compassion practices, we can begin to feel more whole, more secure, and more well. For those looking for psychological testing, we use that process and those tools to identify specific diagnoses, most often to open the door for treatment for children / adolescents so that they (and their family) can also move towards wellness.
Life can be stressful; between friendships, family relationships, work, finances it can feel like spinning so many plates and anxiously watching to see which one will fall. Then when it inevitably does, we are often so hard on ourselves. Through a more balanced view of self and expectations and self-compassion practices, we can begin to feel more whole, more secure, and more well. For those looking for psychological testing, we use that process and those tools to identify specific diagnoses, most often to open the door for treatment for children / adolescents so that they (and their family) can also move towards wellness.
(910) 817-4282 View (910) 817-4282

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Number of Therapists in Surf City, NC

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Surf City, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Depression
93% Coping Skills
87% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
80% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% Aetna
36% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Surf City, NC see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Surf City?

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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.