Therapists in Bellevue, OH

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Dori A Dalton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, S
Verified Verified
Bellevue, OH 44811
Dori Dalton: as a Certified EMDR Therapist, I have seen people in turmoil, personal pain, confused, undecided, or stuck in feelings or emotions - that are sometimes out of control. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful method of psychotherapy that has helped an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress. No one knows how any form of psychotherapy works neurobiologically or in the brain. However, we do know that when a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information. If you would like more information, feel free to call/email me anytime.
Dori Dalton: as a Certified EMDR Therapist, I have seen people in turmoil, personal pain, confused, undecided, or stuck in feelings or emotions - that are sometimes out of control. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful method of psychotherapy that has helped an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress. No one knows how any form of psychotherapy works neurobiologically or in the brain. However, we do know that when a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information. If you would like more information, feel free to call/email me anytime.
(567) 455-7206 View (567) 455-7206
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Michelle Rathfelder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Bellevue, OH 44811
I am passionate about providing compassionate and respectful mental health counseling. My goal is to work with you to establish a long-term, results-driven approach to personal growth and emotional freedom.
I am passionate about providing compassionate and respectful mental health counseling. My goal is to work with you to establish a long-term, results-driven approach to personal growth and emotional freedom.
(419) 614-6512 View (419) 614-6512
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Aimee Gay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Bellevue, OH 44811  (Online Only)
I am a passionate social worker committed to supporting individuals and couples through various aspects of their mental health and well-being. My expertise spans across Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma, Couples Counseling, LGBTQIA+ issues, Grief, Sleep, Insomnia, Domestic Violence and Substance Use. My journey in social work revolves around a deep dedication to understanding and addressing the unique needs of each client.
I am a passionate social worker committed to supporting individuals and couples through various aspects of their mental health and well-being. My expertise spans across Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma, Couples Counseling, LGBTQIA+ issues, Grief, Sleep, Insomnia, Domestic Violence and Substance Use. My journey in social work revolves around a deep dedication to understanding and addressing the unique needs of each client.
(419) 863-3896 View (419) 863-3896
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Donna Murray
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Bellevue, OH 44811  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Donna Murray and I look forward to connecting with you. I’ve had the joy of working in the counseling field for over 25 years in multiple settings including: private practice, inpatient and outpatient, home-based, school-based and residential detox. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina and have been offering counseling services since 1996. Currently, I also serve on the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals.
Hello! My name is Donna Murray and I look forward to connecting with you. I’ve had the joy of working in the counseling field for over 25 years in multiple settings including: private practice, inpatient and outpatient, home-based, school-based and residential detox. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina and have been offering counseling services since 1996. Currently, I also serve on the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals.
(419) 792-2850 View (419) 792-2850
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Rebecca Carbary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellevue, OH 44811
Hello, I am glad you have taken this step to look at your mental health needs more fully while finding support in the process. At Rooted in Balance Counseling Services, generational trauma/dysfunction is acknowledged and understood. It is my goal to provide compassion and understanding to my clients and offer encouragement for those facing circumstances that feel overwhelming or impossible. By offering hope and healing and promoting a stable and balanced lifestyle, it is never too late to recognize a need for change and to make connections to not only benefit ourselves, but for generations to come.
Hello, I am glad you have taken this step to look at your mental health needs more fully while finding support in the process. At Rooted in Balance Counseling Services, generational trauma/dysfunction is acknowledged and understood. It is my goal to provide compassion and understanding to my clients and offer encouragement for those facing circumstances that feel overwhelming or impossible. By offering hope and healing and promoting a stable and balanced lifestyle, it is never too late to recognize a need for change and to make connections to not only benefit ourselves, but for generations to come.
(567) 238-4070 View (567) 238-4070

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Bay Village Counseling
Counselor, LPCC, MFT
Verified Verified
Castalia, OH 44824
I'm Andrew, owner of Bay Village Counseling. At Bay Village Counseling, we believe that there are many ways to accomplish life changes. People can change their perceptions in order to view problems/issues differently. People can make changes in behavior in order to react and respond differently to problems/issues. People can make structural changes to the environment around them (where you live, where you work, the people in your life) in order to remove problems/ issues. One way or another change is possible and we can help you explore your problems / issues and open space for positive changes.
I'm Andrew, owner of Bay Village Counseling. At Bay Village Counseling, we believe that there are many ways to accomplish life changes. People can change their perceptions in order to view problems/issues differently. People can make changes in behavior in order to react and respond differently to problems/issues. People can make structural changes to the environment around them (where you live, where you work, the people in your life) in order to remove problems/ issues. One way or another change is possible and we can help you explore your problems / issues and open space for positive changes.
(419) 737-4545 View (419) 737-4545
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Andrea Kauble
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Clyde, OH 43410
I am excited for the opportunity to join you in your process of change! I enjoy working with teens and adults to develop thinking patterns and behaviors that support personal goals. Experienced with depression, BPD, anxiety, trauma, OCD, BiPolar, Adjustment, ADHD, and self esteem. My passion is teen and young adult issues, including the changes that come with transitioning from youth to adulthood, unstable moods, identity formation, and peer relations.
I am excited for the opportunity to join you in your process of change! I enjoy working with teens and adults to develop thinking patterns and behaviors that support personal goals. Experienced with depression, BPD, anxiety, trauma, OCD, BiPolar, Adjustment, ADHD, and self esteem. My passion is teen and young adult issues, including the changes that come with transitioning from youth to adulthood, unstable moods, identity formation, and peer relations.
(419) 610-2491 View (419) 610-2491
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Shealynne A Baus
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Castalia, OH 44824
I earned my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Child Psychology from Xavier University in 2001. Since then, I have provided psychological assessment and behavioral health treatment addressing an array of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral health concerns.
I earned my doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Child Psychology from Xavier University in 2001. Since then, I have provided psychological assessment and behavioral health treatment addressing an array of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral health concerns.
(419) 785-8365 View (419) 785-8365

Online Therapists

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Shanaye Carr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbus, OH 43230
I received my Master of Education from The Ohio University, specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. I worked at a community mental health center, focusing on behavior modification, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, OCD, borderline personality disorder, trauma-related disorders, and dual diagnosis. I’m equally passionate about self-discovery, spiritual exploration, and working with marginalized groups. I emphasize the importance of multicultural competency in my professional and personal life.
I received my Master of Education from The Ohio University, specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. I worked at a community mental health center, focusing on behavior modification, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, OCD, borderline personality disorder, trauma-related disorders, and dual diagnosis. I’m equally passionate about self-discovery, spiritual exploration, and working with marginalized groups. I emphasize the importance of multicultural competency in my professional and personal life.
(614) 656-7025 View (614) 656-7025
Stilll Meadow Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has certification in EMDR and Trauma Focused CBT. I specialize in treating PTSD, depression, anxiety and eating disorders. I have extensive training and experience with crisis management, particularly, as it relates to suicidal ideations or behaviors. I received formal training in crisis management as a Special Agent in the FBI. I was the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator for the Cincinnati Division of the FBI. In this capacity, I responded to critical incidents to provide Critical Incident Stress Debriefings. I am now in private practice and enjoy the opportunity to help clients.
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has certification in EMDR and Trauma Focused CBT. I specialize in treating PTSD, depression, anxiety and eating disorders. I have extensive training and experience with crisis management, particularly, as it relates to suicidal ideations or behaviors. I received formal training in crisis management as a Special Agent in the FBI. I was the Employee Assistance Program Coordinator for the Cincinnati Division of the FBI. In this capacity, I responded to critical incidents to provide Critical Incident Stress Debriefings. I am now in private practice and enjoy the opportunity to help clients.
(614) 662-4124 View (614) 662-4124
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Monica K-Foreman
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Toledo, OH 43613  (Online Only)
At times life can be difficult and overwhelming. It can feel like our usual coping methods are no longer working. I have been a clinical therapist for over 20 years and have extensive experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, EAP, and substance abuse/addiction. I have worked in community mental health, substance abuse outpatient treatment centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and private practices. My goal is to assist people in learning and utilizing more healthy coping skills, better manage stress, increase their ability to problem-solve, and process challenging life changes.
At times life can be difficult and overwhelming. It can feel like our usual coping methods are no longer working. I have been a clinical therapist for over 20 years and have extensive experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief and loss, EAP, and substance abuse/addiction. I have worked in community mental health, substance abuse outpatient treatment centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and private practices. My goal is to assist people in learning and utilizing more healthy coping skills, better manage stress, increase their ability to problem-solve, and process challenging life changes.
(419) 909-3201 View (419) 909-3201
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Parker L. Huston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westerville, OH 43081
I have been a pediatric psychologist for 10+ years, working with child and adolescent patients (age 2-18) who have behavioral and/or physical health concerns. These problems often overlap and can reduce quality of life. I’ve helped children with a wide variety of presenting concerns, such as anxiety disorders, OCD, tic disorders, behavior problems, ADHD, sleep problems, chronic pain, feeding disorders, and functional abdominal pain. I enjoy working with children of all ages and their families who need support in learning how to manage their emotions and better cope with life's stressors. I'm licensed in both Ohio and Michigan.
I have been a pediatric psychologist for 10+ years, working with child and adolescent patients (age 2-18) who have behavioral and/or physical health concerns. These problems often overlap and can reduce quality of life. I’ve helped children with a wide variety of presenting concerns, such as anxiety disorders, OCD, tic disorders, behavior problems, ADHD, sleep problems, chronic pain, feeding disorders, and functional abdominal pain. I enjoy working with children of all ages and their families who need support in learning how to manage their emotions and better cope with life's stressors. I'm licensed in both Ohio and Michigan.
(614) 665-5898 View (614) 665-5898
Cheryl Harstine
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
I am passionate about working to connect with clients from all walks of life. I know how difficult finding a balance in work and home life can be, as I navigate being a wife and a mother to an energetic child. With my clients I focus on providing a safe space for each individual to express and honor their voice to help establish and reconnect with each client’s own voice to honor your story and regain a better understanding of self with compassion. I received MS in Counseling &Art Therapy from Ursuline College. In 15 years, including in Cleveland Clinic hospitals, I have been inspired by my clients’ resilience even in dark times.
I am passionate about working to connect with clients from all walks of life. I know how difficult finding a balance in work and home life can be, as I navigate being a wife and a mother to an energetic child. With my clients I focus on providing a safe space for each individual to express and honor their voice to help establish and reconnect with each client’s own voice to honor your story and regain a better understanding of self with compassion. I received MS in Counseling &Art Therapy from Ursuline College. In 15 years, including in Cleveland Clinic hospitals, I have been inspired by my clients’ resilience even in dark times.
(440) 740-3688 View (440) 740-3688
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Abby Swiger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berea, OH 44017
Abby is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a master’s degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University specializing in mood disorders, anxiety, and the treatment of trauma in adults. Abby has worked in the field of mental health in a variety of settings, including crisis work, inpatient, outpatient, and residential. She is offering in person appointments in Berea, OH and virtual appointments for anyone in Ohio.
Abby is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a master’s degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University specializing in mood disorders, anxiety, and the treatment of trauma in adults. Abby has worked in the field of mental health in a variety of settings, including crisis work, inpatient, outpatient, and residential. She is offering in person appointments in Berea, OH and virtual appointments for anyone in Ohio.
(216) 284-4783 View (216) 284-4783
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Jennifer Bartosek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LISW
Verified Verified
Columbus, OH 43214  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about helping people gain insight and a sense of empowerment as they navigate the transitions and challenges inherent in life. I create a safe and open space for clients to deepen their awareness of themselves and others. With new found insights, a deeper understanding of one's thought process and patterns, I believe clients will be equipped with the knowledge required to make significant change in their lives and relationships. I specialize in working with the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, depression, couples issues, self-esteem, co-dependency, eating disorders, women's issues, and related challenges.
I am passionate about helping people gain insight and a sense of empowerment as they navigate the transitions and challenges inherent in life. I create a safe and open space for clients to deepen their awareness of themselves and others. With new found insights, a deeper understanding of one's thought process and patterns, I believe clients will be equipped with the knowledge required to make significant change in their lives and relationships. I specialize in working with the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, depression, couples issues, self-esteem, co-dependency, eating disorders, women's issues, and related challenges.
(312) 487-4022 View (312) 487-4022
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Faith Payton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118  (Online Only)
My professional journey has been shaped by a commitment to providing compassionate support and understanding to individuals on their path to mental well-being. Within the realm of counseling, I specialize in various areas, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), LGBTQIA+ affirmative counseling, ADHD, substance abuse, personality disorders, grief, chronic illness, pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum care, sleep/insomnia management, trauma, and PTSD.
My professional journey has been shaped by a commitment to providing compassionate support and understanding to individuals on their path to mental well-being. Within the realm of counseling, I specialize in various areas, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), LGBTQIA+ affirmative counseling, ADHD, substance abuse, personality disorders, grief, chronic illness, pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum care, sleep/insomnia management, trauma, and PTSD.
(216) 510-9149 View (216) 510-9149
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Erin Grove
Pre-Licensed Professional, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brecksville, OH 44141
Offering in person or secure video sessions. Hello, and thank you for stopping by my page! I'm so glad you're focused on feeling better in your body and mind. I have been a proponent of mental wellness for almost my entire life, and a yoga and meditation teacher for fourteen years before taking the step to being a mental health counselor. Often it can be challenging to find the right counselor for you. I aim to make that easier and hope to create with you a safe space where you can gain clarity to understand the issue and how to best approach it. I work with anxiety, depression, ADHD, chronic pain, divorce, childhood issues ,etc...
Offering in person or secure video sessions. Hello, and thank you for stopping by my page! I'm so glad you're focused on feeling better in your body and mind. I have been a proponent of mental wellness for almost my entire life, and a yoga and meditation teacher for fourteen years before taking the step to being a mental health counselor. Often it can be challenging to find the right counselor for you. I aim to make that easier and hope to create with you a safe space where you can gain clarity to understand the issue and how to best approach it. I work with anxiety, depression, ADHD, chronic pain, divorce, childhood issues ,etc...
(440) 586-3751 View (440) 586-3751
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Sara Fowler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maumee, OH 43537
Any individuals that have recognized their life is not as fulfilling as they would hope it to be and are eager to explore ways of making peace with the negatives and begin celebrating the positives. Any issues relating to anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, Adjustment disorder, and many others. Persons seeking support with understanding and coping skills, driven by the goals of improved quality of life and general happiness.
Any individuals that have recognized their life is not as fulfilling as they would hope it to be and are eager to explore ways of making peace with the negatives and begin celebrating the positives. Any issues relating to anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, Adjustment disorder, and many others. Persons seeking support with understanding and coping skills, driven by the goals of improved quality of life and general happiness.
(567) 372-1117 View (567) 372-1117
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Ashley Stotesbery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cleveland, OH 44113
Many of my clients struggle with dread, shame, anxiety, trauma, existential thoughts, as well as negative expectations for themselves and the world around them. Through a combination of evidence-based techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and a person-centered approach, I walk with my clients on the journey of overcoming these obstacles, toward achieving both their emotional and behavioral goals.
Many of my clients struggle with dread, shame, anxiety, trauma, existential thoughts, as well as negative expectations for themselves and the world around them. Through a combination of evidence-based techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and a person-centered approach, I walk with my clients on the journey of overcoming these obstacles, toward achieving both their emotional and behavioral goals.
(440) 644-3657 View (440) 644-3657
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Danielle Hammonds
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Heath, OH 43056
Waitlist for new clients
I wonder if you are here because you continue to find yourself playing out the same behaviors and relational patterns over and over and over again and feel like you are stuck. Typically we learn shame from our past relationships or even a negative relationship to self. You may find yourself in the debilitating cycle of addiction, buried in shame and hitting the same wall again and again. It’s a difficult venture to pursue something other, something new. Finding peace and healing can be excruciating, but we can find true beauty from ashes and create a different narrative to your life journey.
I wonder if you are here because you continue to find yourself playing out the same behaviors and relational patterns over and over and over again and feel like you are stuck. Typically we learn shame from our past relationships or even a negative relationship to self. You may find yourself in the debilitating cycle of addiction, buried in shame and hitting the same wall again and again. It’s a difficult venture to pursue something other, something new. Finding peace and healing can be excruciating, but we can find true beauty from ashes and create a different narrative to your life journey.
(740) 677-6476 View (740) 677-6476

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bellevue, OH

< 10

Therapists in Bellevue, OH who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Medical Mutual

How Therapists in Bellevue, OH see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bellevue?

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.