Therapists in Austintown, OH

Photo of Kayla Marie Beary, LPCC-S, Counselor
Kayla Marie Beary
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austintown, OH 44515
Kayla is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Penn State University and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Youngstown State University. Kayla has experience working with adults who are impacted by mood disorders, personality disorders, and addiction. Kayla has spent multiple years working in the substance use and medication assisted treatment field. Her primary areas of specialty include; anxiety disorders, mood/adjustment disorders, addiction, boundary setting, stress management, and mindfulness.
Kayla is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Penn State University and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Youngstown State University. Kayla has experience working with adults who are impacted by mood disorders, personality disorders, and addiction. Kayla has spent multiple years working in the substance use and medication assisted treatment field. Her primary areas of specialty include; anxiety disorders, mood/adjustment disorders, addiction, boundary setting, stress management, and mindfulness.
(330) 621-5574 View (330) 621-5574
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Laura DiBlasio
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austintown, OH 44515
Are you struggling but are fearful of change? Or are you ready to make changes but don’t know where to start in finding a therapist? Let me help you! Change is scary, but often necessary to achieve personal goals and overall happiness. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, helping people is my passion and I feel honored to assist others in identifying their strengths, capabilities and growth. I strive to create a safe place for my clients to identify, express and process their thoughts, feelings and emotions.
Are you struggling but are fearful of change? Or are you ready to make changes but don’t know where to start in finding a therapist? Let me help you! Change is scary, but often necessary to achieve personal goals and overall happiness. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, helping people is my passion and I feel honored to assist others in identifying their strengths, capabilities and growth. I strive to create a safe place for my clients to identify, express and process their thoughts, feelings and emotions.
(330) 616-3096 View (330) 616-3096
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Taylor Brown
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austintown, OH 44515
Not accepting new clients
I guide individuals to healing & self-actualization with the art of conversation. I welcome you to explore an eclectic approach to facilitating change, built on the foundation that YOU are an active participant in your unique path of healing. Healing is an endless journey, and I help clients cultivate safety within themselves and their environment to feel confident and empowered to live their lives from a place of authenticity. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) working in private practice serving adults 18+, having experience working with many of the struggles within the mental health spectrum.
I guide individuals to healing & self-actualization with the art of conversation. I welcome you to explore an eclectic approach to facilitating change, built on the foundation that YOU are an active participant in your unique path of healing. Healing is an endless journey, and I help clients cultivate safety within themselves and their environment to feel confident and empowered to live their lives from a place of authenticity. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) working in private practice serving adults 18+, having experience working with many of the struggles within the mental health spectrum.
(330) 583-1358 View (330) 583-1358
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Madison Sudon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Austintown, OH 44515
I have experience working with grief, trauma, addiction, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, LGBTQ issues, spirituality, anxiety, codependency, relationship issues, and self-esteem. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and groups with clients ranging in ages 10 and above.
I have experience working with grief, trauma, addiction, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, LGBTQ issues, spirituality, anxiety, codependency, relationship issues, and self-esteem. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and groups with clients ranging in ages 10 and above.
(330) 964-8230 View (330) 964-8230
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Juliana Cario
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Austintown, OH 44515
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel better? Happier? Now more than ever, people feel anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. It shouldn't be so hard to live a better life. We will start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing. I help you put a plan in place to move forward, and celebrate successes along the way!
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel better? Happier? Now more than ever, people feel anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. It shouldn't be so hard to live a better life. We will start with understanding where you are now and the challenges you are facing. I help you put a plan in place to move forward, and celebrate successes along the way!
(330) 295-2185 View (330) 295-2185
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Adele M Gerke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Austintown, OH 44515
Adele Gerke received both her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and a Master of Social Work Degree from Youngstown State University. Ms. Gerke provides mental health services with compassion, empathy, a nondirective approach and without judgement. Ms. Gerke is a firm believer in providing a nurturing environment where clients can discuss current issues and/or concerns. Ms. Gerke has the understanding of how the past, present and even the future can affect thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Collaborating on treatment and goals with the client is the first step to improving mental health.
Adele Gerke received both her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and a Master of Social Work Degree from Youngstown State University. Ms. Gerke provides mental health services with compassion, empathy, a nondirective approach and without judgement. Ms. Gerke is a firm believer in providing a nurturing environment where clients can discuss current issues and/or concerns. Ms. Gerke has the understanding of how the past, present and even the future can affect thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Collaborating on treatment and goals with the client is the first step to improving mental health.
(330) 222-8876 View (330) 222-8876
Photo of Tara L Smith, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tara L Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austintown, OH 44515
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can be scary because it takes honesty & the courage to open up about hard things or what is happening with your child. It can also be incredibly helpful for you or your child. We all need help at times. This is not a weakness & does not mean anything is wrong with you, or your child. I work with individual clients (5 & up), providing empathy & a safe space without judgment. I also offer assessments for 4 year olds & may take them on, on a case by case basis. I believe in meeting the client where they are at. Some people need me to match their pace as they embrace change & others need me to push them to find motivation.
Therapy can be scary because it takes honesty & the courage to open up about hard things or what is happening with your child. It can also be incredibly helpful for you or your child. We all need help at times. This is not a weakness & does not mean anything is wrong with you, or your child. I work with individual clients (5 & up), providing empathy & a safe space without judgment. I also offer assessments for 4 year olds & may take them on, on a case by case basis. I believe in meeting the client where they are at. Some people need me to match their pace as they embrace change & others need me to push them to find motivation.
(330) 427-4697 x2 View (330) 427-4697 x2
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Pursuing Change Counseling, LLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LNHA
Verified Verified
Austintown, OH 44515
Hey there! My name is Sarah Thompson. I have 19 + years of experience in the mental health field, working in many different roles. My education includes a Bachelor's of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice/ Minoring in Sociology. I hold a Master's of Applied Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. I also hold both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC.) certification and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA.) license in the state of Ohio. I have experience treating such things as: anxiety, depression, Bi-Polar, Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD/ADD, grief, addiction, marital issues, trauma, etc.
Hey there! My name is Sarah Thompson. I have 19 + years of experience in the mental health field, working in many different roles. My education includes a Bachelor's of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice/ Minoring in Sociology. I hold a Master's of Applied Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. I also hold both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC.) certification and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA.) license in the state of Ohio. I have experience treating such things as: anxiety, depression, Bi-Polar, Borderline Personality Disorder, ADHD/ADD, grief, addiction, marital issues, trauma, etc.
(234) 230-6318 View (234) 230-6318
Photo of undefined - Jacqueline Glaros-Rejuvenate You Counseling, LLC, MSEd, LPCC-S, Counselor
Jacqueline Glaros-Rejuvenate You Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Austintown, OH 44515
I have a passion for helping others heal naturally with a focus on you as a Whole Person-Mind, Body, Spiritual Holistic approach. I have been in the field for 21 years now working with children, adolescents, adults. I treat those 18 years old over. I am also licensed in the state of MD and can provide telehealth mainly. I am in MD Optum/UHC, CareFirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurances. I integrate traditional talk therapy interventions and can use Expressive Arts in sessions. I am also a Certified Facilitator for Dancing Mindfulness, a therapeutic Creative Movement/Meditation practice to assist with somatic awareness.
I have a passion for helping others heal naturally with a focus on you as a Whole Person-Mind, Body, Spiritual Holistic approach. I have been in the field for 21 years now working with children, adolescents, adults. I treat those 18 years old over. I am also licensed in the state of MD and can provide telehealth mainly. I am in MD Optum/UHC, CareFirst Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid insurances. I integrate traditional talk therapy interventions and can use Expressive Arts in sessions. I am also a Certified Facilitator for Dancing Mindfulness, a therapeutic Creative Movement/Meditation practice to assist with somatic awareness.
(234) 204-4030 View (234) 204-4030
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Valerie Prevosnak
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austintown, OH 44515
Not accepting new clients
Although I am not currently accepting new clients, former clients are always welcome to contact me to re-engage in treatment. People present for therapy for a wide variety of reasons. My job is to create a safe, judgment-free environment where I may earn clients' trust and help them develop an individualized plan to meet their goals. I am competent in treating a range of mental health concerns but specialize in treating trauma-related issues, including PTSD, traumatic grief, complex trauma, and vicarious trauma in helping professionals. I also have significant experience with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and substance use disorders.
Although I am not currently accepting new clients, former clients are always welcome to contact me to re-engage in treatment. People present for therapy for a wide variety of reasons. My job is to create a safe, judgment-free environment where I may earn clients' trust and help them develop an individualized plan to meet their goals. I am competent in treating a range of mental health concerns but specialize in treating trauma-related issues, including PTSD, traumatic grief, complex trauma, and vicarious trauma in helping professionals. I also have significant experience with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and substance use disorders.
(330) 330-8655 View (330) 330-8655
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Eternal Rock Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified Verified
Austintown, OH 44515  (Online Only)
I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio and I am committed to helping adults, youth and families learn how to heal trauma, cope with distress, manage anger and create healthy relationships. My work focuses on targeting unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, habits, and beliefs. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals.
I’m a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio and I am committed to helping adults, youth and families learn how to heal trauma, cope with distress, manage anger and create healthy relationships. My work focuses on targeting unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, habits, and beliefs. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals.
(330) 574-9785 View (330) 574-9785
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Nicolle Pascarella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austintown, OH 44515
Ms. Pascarella operates from a Person Centered (Rogerian) perspective and believes that every individual has the capacity for growth and change.
Ms. Pascarella operates from a Person Centered (Rogerian) perspective and believes that every individual has the capacity for growth and change.
(234) 230-6671 View (234) 230-6671
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Mark A Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austintown, OH 44515
Mark Jones, MSW, LSW has worked in various local settings, including local community mental health, crisis intervention, school-based, trauma-informed care, and residential treatment. Mark also serves on multiple community boards such as Northeast Ohio Help Network, Stand Growth and Thrive and Suicide prevention. He is experienced in multiple treatment modal
Mark Jones, MSW, LSW has worked in various local settings, including local community mental health, crisis intervention, school-based, trauma-informed care, and residential treatment. Mark also serves on multiple community boards such as Northeast Ohio Help Network, Stand Growth and Thrive and Suicide prevention. He is experienced in multiple treatment modal
(330) 846-5901 View (330) 846-5901
Photo of Rachel Strollo, MSEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Rachel Strollo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austintown, OH 44515
Everyday, you wake up to a world of new obstacles, stressors, and even disasters, and sometimes it feels like too much to face. A seemingly growing wave of hatred and regression can make any sense of progress or hope feel fleeting and insignificant. The people you love hold on to beliefs that you might see as aligning with this regression. You want to cling to community but the more you learn and develop, the harder these relationships become. You need a safe, therapeutic relationship that accepts you for who you are, where you are, and where you can express your thoughts and feelings without fear of backlash or judgement.
Everyday, you wake up to a world of new obstacles, stressors, and even disasters, and sometimes it feels like too much to face. A seemingly growing wave of hatred and regression can make any sense of progress or hope feel fleeting and insignificant. The people you love hold on to beliefs that you might see as aligning with this regression. You want to cling to community but the more you learn and develop, the harder these relationships become. You need a safe, therapeutic relationship that accepts you for who you are, where you are, and where you can express your thoughts and feelings without fear of backlash or judgement.
(330) 892-9340 View (330) 892-9340
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Nicole Peterson
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Austintown, OH 44515  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My background is in understanding and helping clients cope with developmental trauma. I incorporate collaborative problem-solving into my work with clients and enjoy using creative modalities to help clients express themselves through activities such as making art, improv, gaming (VR), movement, yoga, and drumming. My experience includes working with individuals, families, and groups. Over the years I have worked in various settings including outpatient, foster care, residential programs, group homes, and in schools. I work with both children and adults.
My background is in understanding and helping clients cope with developmental trauma. I incorporate collaborative problem-solving into my work with clients and enjoy using creative modalities to help clients express themselves through activities such as making art, improv, gaming (VR), movement, yoga, and drumming. My experience includes working with individuals, families, and groups. Over the years I have worked in various settings including outpatient, foster care, residential programs, group homes, and in schools. I work with both children and adults.
(330) 984-6646 View (330) 984-6646
Photo of Monica Bartley, LSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Monica Bartley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Austintown, OH 44515
Immediate response to your request! You find yourself struggling to get through the day and you feel like you are drowning and you can't take one more thing. You are not alone. You are trying to take on everything for yourself and others. It doesn't have to be like this and you can move forward and focus on what you can change and your future. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, parental burnout, trauma, or other symptoms, lets talk.
Immediate response to your request! You find yourself struggling to get through the day and you feel like you are drowning and you can't take one more thing. You are not alone. You are trying to take on everything for yourself and others. It doesn't have to be like this and you can move forward and focus on what you can change and your future. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, parental burnout, trauma, or other symptoms, lets talk.
(330) 583-1584 View (330) 583-1584
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Insight Clinical Counseling and Wellness
Counselor, LPCC-S, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Austintown, OH 44515
Insight Clinical Counseling and Wellness focuses on meeting clients where they are at, wherever that may. Psychotherapy can turn hopelessness and distress into clarity and acceptance. By having a strong focus on your goals, we can develop a plan to tailor your care. Our clinicians work with children, adolescents, adults, families & couples to live their best lives. Insight Clinical Counseling and Wellness, LLC has locations in Canfield, Salem, and East Liverpool, along with telehealth appointments.
Insight Clinical Counseling and Wellness focuses on meeting clients where they are at, wherever that may. Psychotherapy can turn hopelessness and distress into clarity and acceptance. By having a strong focus on your goals, we can develop a plan to tailor your care. Our clinicians work with children, adolescents, adults, families & couples to live their best lives. Insight Clinical Counseling and Wellness, LLC has locations in Canfield, Salem, and East Liverpool, along with telehealth appointments.
(330) 222-8801 View (330) 222-8801
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Nichole George
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Austintown, OH 44515
It’s not easy to go through life’s struggles. I can provide a compassionate and empathetic atmosphere to help guide you through life’s transitions or difficult times. I can help you find the coping skills and tools to support you on your path to a healthier life. I have worked with those recovering from addiction, grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression. My holistic, person-centered therapy approach is focused on building supportive relationships with my clients to help find the individualized care they need.
It’s not easy to go through life’s struggles. I can provide a compassionate and empathetic atmosphere to help guide you through life’s transitions or difficult times. I can help you find the coping skills and tools to support you on your path to a healthier life. I have worked with those recovering from addiction, grief, trauma, anxiety, and depression. My holistic, person-centered therapy approach is focused on building supportive relationships with my clients to help find the individualized care they need.
(330) 295-3944 View (330) 295-3944
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Kelsey Pringle
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Austintown, OH 44515
Not accepting new clients
My name is Kelsey and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. It is my belief that every person who enters into therapy should be treated with respect and dignity. Counseling is a process that can be uncomfortable or even scary to start. Therefore, I have built my skill set upon three values: trust, honesty, and authenticity.
My name is Kelsey and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. It is my belief that every person who enters into therapy should be treated with respect and dignity. Counseling is a process that can be uncomfortable or even scary to start. Therefore, I have built my skill set upon three values: trust, honesty, and authenticity.
(330) 969-6243 View (330) 969-6243
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Kristyn Wolf
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC-S, CCTP, CSITP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austintown, OH 44515
You’re not happy with your sex life. Anxiety, not able to perform as you used to, communication with your sex partner/s, or not feeling good about your body, I’m here to help you find freedom and fulfillment in your sexual life. Together, we’ll learn healthier ways to communicate openly and find the root of sexual issues. There are lots of reasons we experience decreased sexual connection - we get busy, we get bored, and we experience sexual traumas. Sex is a crucial part of health and wellness, and it’s important to process these things with someone who specializes in these areas.
You’re not happy with your sex life. Anxiety, not able to perform as you used to, communication with your sex partner/s, or not feeling good about your body, I’m here to help you find freedom and fulfillment in your sexual life. Together, we’ll learn healthier ways to communicate openly and find the root of sexual issues. There are lots of reasons we experience decreased sexual connection - we get busy, we get bored, and we experience sexual traumas. Sex is a crucial part of health and wellness, and it’s important to process these things with someone who specializes in these areas.
(330) 859-4494 View (330) 859-4494

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Austintown, OH

20+

Average cost per session

$77

Therapists in Austintown, OH who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
92% Trauma and PTSD
88% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
80% Grief
80% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
95% Anthem | Elevance
90% Aetna

How Therapists in Austintown, OH see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

96% Female
4% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Austintown?

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.