Therapists in Las Vegas, NV

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Soul Counseling with Shannon
LPC Intern, MS, CPC-I, RYT 500
Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Feeling stuck in the past? Going through a major life transition? Confused about your life direction and purpose? Experiencing any mental or emotional distress? Need help building a healthy relationship with your body, mind, and soul? As a holistic counselor, I help you discover the tools within by implementing evidence-based practices and methods in session. I utilize mindfulness-based practices such as yoga and meditation as well as an integrative counseling approach to treat the whole person. I help facilitate your self-healing journey by teaching you how to let go of the past, visualize a hopeful future, and become more present.
Feeling stuck in the past? Going through a major life transition? Confused about your life direction and purpose? Experiencing any mental or emotional distress? Need help building a healthy relationship with your body, mind, and soul? As a holistic counselor, I help you discover the tools within by implementing evidence-based practices and methods in session. I utilize mindfulness-based practices such as yoga and meditation as well as an integrative counseling approach to treat the whole person. I help facilitate your self-healing journey by teaching you how to let go of the past, visualize a hopeful future, and become more present.
(702) 903-3321 View (702) 903-3321
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Amira King
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW, CSW-I
Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89128
My name is Amira King. I am a Clinical Social Work Intern based in Las Vegas. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults focusing on mental health and substance misuse issues.
My name is Amira King. I am a Clinical Social Work Intern based in Las Vegas. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults focusing on mental health and substance misuse issues.
(702) 766-4916 View (702) 766-4916
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Christine Vacin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89144
For the past 15 years of providing therapy, Christine enjoys helping individuals recover from issues concerning self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, trauma, codependency, adjustments to motherhood, life transitions, self-identity, and relationship dynamics. She also enjoys teaching clients successful tools to help conquer difficult life challenges and gain a sense of empowerment. Additionally, she is fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which helps to process trauma and unresolved emotions.
For the past 15 years of providing therapy, Christine enjoys helping individuals recover from issues concerning self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, trauma, codependency, adjustments to motherhood, life transitions, self-identity, and relationship dynamics. She also enjoys teaching clients successful tools to help conquer difficult life challenges and gain a sense of empowerment. Additionally, she is fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which helps to process trauma and unresolved emotions.
(702) 500-1252 View (702) 500-1252
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Kim Scott Boschee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89148
Are you feeling depressed? Anxious? Making poor life choices and not sure why? It happens. Therapy is a safe place to address your concerns. And we won't just talk - together, we will take clear, decisive, and thoughtful action to move you out of your current predicament. We will identify underlining triggers, trauma-responses, and destructive attachment issues and together, build better communication/coping skills, cultivating movement, growth, and hope.
Are you feeling depressed? Anxious? Making poor life choices and not sure why? It happens. Therapy is a safe place to address your concerns. And we won't just talk - together, we will take clear, decisive, and thoughtful action to move you out of your current predicament. We will identify underlining triggers, trauma-responses, and destructive attachment issues and together, build better communication/coping skills, cultivating movement, growth, and hope.
(702) 827-0024 View (702) 827-0024
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Evolve Life Center and Dream Kids
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Allow me to be your new partner in the epic adventure we call life. Ever feel like you've lost your way in life's unique challenges? Ever feel like you've lost your way in a forest of worries and stress? No worries, Priscilla's got the compass! Using an eclectic therapy style, I can help you find your path and redefine your narrative. Ready to swap "I'm stuck" for "I'm soaring"? Let's craft your future chapters together. So, if you find yourself standing at life's crossroads, remember, you're not alone. I acknowledge the pain - the despair that gnaws deep. The power to rewrite your story is within you.
Allow me to be your new partner in the epic adventure we call life. Ever feel like you've lost your way in life's unique challenges? Ever feel like you've lost your way in a forest of worries and stress? No worries, Priscilla's got the compass! Using an eclectic therapy style, I can help you find your path and redefine your narrative. Ready to swap "I'm stuck" for "I'm soaring"? Let's craft your future chapters together. So, if you find yourself standing at life's crossroads, remember, you're not alone. I acknowledge the pain - the despair that gnaws deep. The power to rewrite your story is within you.
(702) 919-5244 View (702) 919-5244
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Nicole McDonagh
Counselor, CPC, LCADC, CHT, CHBE
Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89120
Waitlist for new clients
As a mental health counselor, clinical hypnotherapist, and substance abuse counselor, my ideal client is motivated to change but has had difficulty overcoming issues due to pain, stress, anxiety, everyday changes, trauma, and/or PTSD. I am here to work with you like a coach and an athlete to achieve your goals in a brief period of time. If you have struggled in the past with traditional therapy or parts of you have struggled to achieve or maintain your goals, then perhaps finding something new is what will make the difference. Call me now and let's achieve the results you desire. I am licensed in both Nevada and Idaho.
As a mental health counselor, clinical hypnotherapist, and substance abuse counselor, my ideal client is motivated to change but has had difficulty overcoming issues due to pain, stress, anxiety, everyday changes, trauma, and/or PTSD. I am here to work with you like a coach and an athlete to achieve your goals in a brief period of time. If you have struggled in the past with traditional therapy or parts of you have struggled to achieve or maintain your goals, then perhaps finding something new is what will make the difference. Call me now and let's achieve the results you desire. I am licensed in both Nevada and Idaho.
(702) 935-1265 View (702) 935-1265
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Pascha Broadie
LPC Intern, MA, CPC-I
Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89129  (Online Only)
We are not perfect beings and the most we could ever truly strive to be is our individual best. I believe that life is designed for us to grow and evolve. The struggles, pain, grief, and traumas from living day to day can make it hard to bear. No one is exempt from suffrage but learning to cope well and heal is possible! Life can take a toll especially if things are unresolved and traumas are unhealed. Feeling sad, abandoned, invalidated, defeated, broken, stagnant, or used and abused can create challenges that manifest in our professional and personal lives. Are you ready to start your journey towards healing, it may be time.
We are not perfect beings and the most we could ever truly strive to be is our individual best. I believe that life is designed for us to grow and evolve. The struggles, pain, grief, and traumas from living day to day can make it hard to bear. No one is exempt from suffrage but learning to cope well and heal is possible! Life can take a toll especially if things are unresolved and traumas are unhealed. Feeling sad, abandoned, invalidated, defeated, broken, stagnant, or used and abused can create challenges that manifest in our professional and personal lives. Are you ready to start your journey towards healing, it may be time.
(702) 500-0120 View (702) 500-0120
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Mimi Samayoa
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89144
Hello! I am a proud first-generation Latina and have a passion for helping promote and educate our community about mental wellness. I truly believe that my clients have the capacity to create beautiful, long-lasting change. I pay close attention to patterns and look to understand a person’s full story. I listen to understand and use a collaborative approach so that my clients and I can explore, discuss, challenge thoughts and feelings, and create goals. I specialize in working with teenagers, individuals, and couples to manage anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, and challenging life situations.
Hello! I am a proud first-generation Latina and have a passion for helping promote and educate our community about mental wellness. I truly believe that my clients have the capacity to create beautiful, long-lasting change. I pay close attention to patterns and look to understand a person’s full story. I listen to understand and use a collaborative approach so that my clients and I can explore, discuss, challenge thoughts and feelings, and create goals. I specialize in working with teenagers, individuals, and couples to manage anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, and challenging life situations.
(702) 466-1702 View (702) 466-1702
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Melissa Zasa
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89146  (Online Only)
Struggling with your mental health? Do you feel as though nobody cares or even understand what you're going through? Let's work together and get you through this. My goal is to empower clients to heal and make the changes that they desire by creating a safe space for clients to share their emotions and feelings.
Struggling with your mental health? Do you feel as though nobody cares or even understand what you're going through? Let's work together and get you through this. My goal is to empower clients to heal and make the changes that they desire by creating a safe space for clients to share their emotions and feelings.
(702) 602-8079 View (702) 602-8079
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Dr. Jodi Niswonger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89130  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Do you find it difficult to navigate through your thoughts and emotions? It's time to take control and pave a path towards a happier you. Psychotherapy is a transformative experience that can unlock your true potential and lead you to a fulfilling life. It offers you a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your inner self, tackle deep-rooted issues, and develop coping strategies for life's obstacles. The majority of people know the life they want, they just aren't sure how to get it. I can help you get the life you deserve! Contact me now and let's get started.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Do you find it difficult to navigate through your thoughts and emotions? It's time to take control and pave a path towards a happier you. Psychotherapy is a transformative experience that can unlock your true potential and lead you to a fulfilling life. It offers you a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your inner self, tackle deep-rooted issues, and develop coping strategies for life's obstacles. The majority of people know the life they want, they just aren't sure how to get it. I can help you get the life you deserve! Contact me now and let's get started.
(702) 728-3146 View (702) 728-3146
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Carlos R Cisneros
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89103  (Online Only)
I understand that discovering the ideal therapist to support you on your journey is akin to finding a pair of shoes with the perfect fit. This quest can be challenging and may discourage individuals from seeking counseling. In my clinical practice, I prioritize establishing a strong connection with my clients to create an environment where they feel at ease discussing potentially difficult topics. I emphasize the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a crucial factor in helping individuals succeed in therapy and achieve their objectives.
I understand that discovering the ideal therapist to support you on your journey is akin to finding a pair of shoes with the perfect fit. This quest can be challenging and may discourage individuals from seeking counseling. In my clinical practice, I prioritize establishing a strong connection with my clients to create an environment where they feel at ease discussing potentially difficult topics. I emphasize the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a crucial factor in helping individuals succeed in therapy and achieve their objectives.
(702) 996-8516 View (702) 996-8516
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Michele Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89178  (Online Only)
Are you demoralized, frustrated, or caught in the tangles of a narcissist's gaslighting? Do you feel a lack of empathy or motivation in your life, as though nobody truly understands? Life doesn't have to be this challenging. I am here to help. I specialize in aiding clients to overcome relationship issues, anxiety, anger management, and depression, with a keen focus on PTSD, trauma, and navigating the effects of gaslighting.
Are you demoralized, frustrated, or caught in the tangles of a narcissist's gaslighting? Do you feel a lack of empathy or motivation in your life, as though nobody truly understands? Life doesn't have to be this challenging. I am here to help. I specialize in aiding clients to overcome relationship issues, anxiety, anger management, and depression, with a keen focus on PTSD, trauma, and navigating the effects of gaslighting.
(702) 291-9597 View (702) 291-9597
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Rhonda L Kildea
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, CEDS, LADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Are you stressed or depressed? Struggling with an eating disorder? Can't seem to come to peace with your body or yourself? I am the Director of New Horizons Counseling Center which has been helping people make peace with themselves for over 10 years. We specialize in helping people lead happier, healthier lives and do this by challenging depressive thinking and helping you face and tackle your worst fears. We offer individual, couples and family therapy as well as some workshops.
Are you stressed or depressed? Struggling with an eating disorder? Can't seem to come to peace with your body or yourself? I am the Director of New Horizons Counseling Center which has been helping people make peace with themselves for over 10 years. We specialize in helping people lead happier, healthier lives and do this by challenging depressive thinking and helping you face and tackle your worst fears. We offer individual, couples and family therapy as well as some workshops.
(702) 905-1738 View (702) 905-1738
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Jacqueline Anthony
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Accepting New Clients!!!! My name is Jacqueline Anthony, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California and Nevada. I began my career in counseling in the 1980’s when I served as a Correctional Counselor for the California Department of Corrections. While working for the Department of Corrections, I received many life lessons that inform my practice today. Though too numerous to mention, the most salient points include the resiliency of the human spirit, the resolve of a vision, and the truth that our true and lasting wealth is “this moment, this hour, this day.”
Accepting New Clients!!!! My name is Jacqueline Anthony, and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California and Nevada. I began my career in counseling in the 1980’s when I served as a Correctional Counselor for the California Department of Corrections. While working for the Department of Corrections, I received many life lessons that inform my practice today. Though too numerous to mention, the most salient points include the resiliency of the human spirit, the resolve of a vision, and the truth that our true and lasting wealth is “this moment, this hour, this day.”
(702) 766-8681 View (702) 766-8681
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Therapy and Psychological Services of Nevada PLLC
Psychologist
Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89129
Taking new patients! We are a growing mental health clinic in Northwest Las Vegas offering bilingual (English/Spanish) therapy and psychological evaluations. Therapy can help you gain insight about the biological, social, and mental/emotional factors that affect your life. Meeting with an experienced therapist widens your ability to process through these issues effectively. Therapy teaches you skills to cope with these issues so you can live a meaningful and values-driven life.
Taking new patients! We are a growing mental health clinic in Northwest Las Vegas offering bilingual (English/Spanish) therapy and psychological evaluations. Therapy can help you gain insight about the biological, social, and mental/emotional factors that affect your life. Meeting with an experienced therapist widens your ability to process through these issues effectively. Therapy teaches you skills to cope with these issues so you can live a meaningful and values-driven life.
(702) 533-4206 View (702) 533-4206
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Scott Carlson
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC, MRT-F, QMHP
Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89120
I am committed to a devotion of lifelong learning so that I can appropriately utilize my professional skills to help those in need reach their personal goals. The faith I have in my abilities guides my willingness to care about everyone on an equal platform regardless of who they are or where they stand. I counsel with no judgment and an unconditional positive regard which validates my professional role as a counselor. I will treat every individual who walks in my door with dignity, compassion, and equality so they can strive to become better versions of themselves.
I am committed to a devotion of lifelong learning so that I can appropriately utilize my professional skills to help those in need reach their personal goals. The faith I have in my abilities guides my willingness to care about everyone on an equal platform regardless of who they are or where they stand. I counsel with no judgment and an unconditional positive regard which validates my professional role as a counselor. I will treat every individual who walks in my door with dignity, compassion, and equality so they can strive to become better versions of themselves.
(702) 941-6351 View (702) 941-6351
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Nicholas Angelone
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Las Vegas, NV 89123
Spiraling, anxious thoughts can be exhausting and overwhelming. Learning how to manage them doesn't have to be. My style of therapy has been described as direct, but gentle. I strive to help you develop tools that help you both now and in the future. My process is very collaborative and I’ll be sure to create a space where you feel heard and respected because this is about you. I'm here to help you use your strengths to create results that last. Change is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone.
Spiraling, anxious thoughts can be exhausting and overwhelming. Learning how to manage them doesn't have to be. My style of therapy has been described as direct, but gentle. I strive to help you develop tools that help you both now and in the future. My process is very collaborative and I’ll be sure to create a space where you feel heard and respected because this is about you. I'm here to help you use your strengths to create results that last. Change is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone.
(702) 842-1039 View (702) 842-1039
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Yountina Tona Ambis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, BCN
Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89119
In over 23 years of counseling I have helped all types of clients, with all types of mental health and/or drug and alcohol problems. I have over the years due to the need specialized in treating depression, trauma, and in drug and alcohol treatment. I love working with children and adults, and I am very creative, so I enjoy using play and art in therapy. I am board certified in neurofeedback, and I also provide biofeedback. I incorporate it into treatment when appropriate. I am also trained to do EMDR for treating trauma.
In over 23 years of counseling I have helped all types of clients, with all types of mental health and/or drug and alcohol problems. I have over the years due to the need specialized in treating depression, trauma, and in drug and alcohol treatment. I love working with children and adults, and I am very creative, so I enjoy using play and art in therapy. I am board certified in neurofeedback, and I also provide biofeedback. I incorporate it into treatment when appropriate. I am also trained to do EMDR for treating trauma.
(702) 930-8395 View (702) 930-8395
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Pam Glovsky
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, CADC
Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling anxious, angry, overwhelmed, having difficulty sleeping or feel that your life is out of control? Are life issues creating problems at work, with friends and family or marital problems? Most people need Mental Health Therapy to recover from difficult life changes, trauma or loss of a loved one. We provide clear, straightforward therapy to help you to facilitate positive life changes. There is hope!
Are you feeling anxious, angry, overwhelmed, having difficulty sleeping or feel that your life is out of control? Are life issues creating problems at work, with friends and family or marital problems? Most people need Mental Health Therapy to recover from difficult life changes, trauma or loss of a loved one. We provide clear, straightforward therapy to help you to facilitate positive life changes. There is hope!
(702) 728-3415 View (702) 728-3415
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Sarah Wiederholt
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW, CSWI, PMH-C
Verified
Las Vegas, NV 89129
As a natural-born people person, I gravitate toward helping those around me and enjoy meeting clients where they are, while developing trust in a therapeutic setting. The family you came from can impact the family you are creating, and using therapeutic approaches that pull from family systems, trauma, and cognitive behavioral methods are my main focus. I was drawn to this profession because of my passion for working with people who were surviving trauma and grief.
As a natural-born people person, I gravitate toward helping those around me and enjoy meeting clients where they are, while developing trust in a therapeutic setting. The family you came from can impact the family you are creating, and using therapeutic approaches that pull from family systems, trauma, and cognitive behavioral methods are my main focus. I was drawn to this profession because of my passion for working with people who were surviving trauma and grief.
(702) 659-4825 View (702) 659-4825

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Number of Therapists in Las Vegas, NV

1,000+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Las Vegas, NV who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
71% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
61% Cigna and Evernorth
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Las Vegas, NV see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Las Vegas?

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.