Therapists in Tremont, Cleveland, OH

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Olena Sowers
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44109
Making the decision to find help is hard enough. That is why my goal in counseling is to create a place where you feel safe enough to tell your story. I am Olena Sowers, LPCC, and while I work with many concerns, I specialize in trauma and PTSD and EMDR. I have worked with a variety of client concerns, from anxiety, foster care and adoption to addiction, family conflict, anger, and others. I specialize in trauma and PTSD and am trained in EMDR. I have experience working with individuals who survived physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect, assault, first responders, veterans, motor vehicle accident victims, and many more.
Making the decision to find help is hard enough. That is why my goal in counseling is to create a place where you feel safe enough to tell your story. I am Olena Sowers, LPCC, and while I work with many concerns, I specialize in trauma and PTSD and EMDR. I have worked with a variety of client concerns, from anxiety, foster care and adoption to addiction, family conflict, anger, and others. I specialize in trauma and PTSD and am trained in EMDR. I have experience working with individuals who survived physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect, assault, first responders, veterans, motor vehicle accident victims, and many more.
(216) 303-6692 View (216) 303-6692
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Rebecca Serfozo
Pre-Licensed Professional, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44109  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist supporting clients through their lifelong journey of self discovery and awareness. If you find yourself with a desire to change how you feel about yourself, a situation, relationship, or have goals you want to explore, congratulations, you've made your first step towards owning and validating your experience!
I am a licensed therapist supporting clients through their lifelong journey of self discovery and awareness. If you find yourself with a desire to change how you feel about yourself, a situation, relationship, or have goals you want to explore, congratulations, you've made your first step towards owning and validating your experience!
(440) 595-5530 View (440) 595-5530
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Deborah Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44109
Hi! My name is Deborah, and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, and more. I aim to create a safe environment and build a trusting, nourishing relationship where you can start your journey of healing and growth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, behavioral challenges, and more.
Hi! My name is Deborah, and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, and more. I aim to create a safe environment and build a trusting, nourishing relationship where you can start your journey of healing and growth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, behavioral challenges, and more.
(440) 664-2502 View (440) 664-2502
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Susan Havens
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44109
Hello, I am Susan Havens LPCC-S. I have over 20 years of counseling experience. I enjoy working with trauma, PTSD my goal is to strengthen my clients to be more productive in life. Just want to help the hurting that may have been too afraid to ask for help or people that was told nothing was wrong with them.
Hello, I am Susan Havens LPCC-S. I have over 20 years of counseling experience. I enjoy working with trauma, PTSD my goal is to strengthen my clients to be more productive in life. Just want to help the hurting that may have been too afraid to ask for help or people that was told nothing was wrong with them.
(216) 750-3159 View (216) 750-3159
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Lauren Holland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44113
Waitlist for new clients
I am a marriage and family therapist (MFT) that focuses on helping children, parents, and families explore their world through the modality of play and relational experience in therapy. The overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, and conflict that builds in yourself and relationships can keep you feeling stuck and like there is no way out. Through providing a safe space for you and your child to learn more about themselves and for you to learn more about them, there are endless possibilities to do things differently and find relief.
I am a marriage and family therapist (MFT) that focuses on helping children, parents, and families explore their world through the modality of play and relational experience in therapy. The overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, and conflict that builds in yourself and relationships can keep you feeling stuck and like there is no way out. Through providing a safe space for you and your child to learn more about themselves and for you to learn more about them, there are endless possibilities to do things differently and find relief.
(440) 291-8079 View (440) 291-8079
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Deborah Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44109
Hi! My name is Deborah, and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, and more. I aim to create a safe environment and build a trusting, nourishing relationship where you can start your journey of healing and growth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, behavioral challenges, and more.
Hi! My name is Deborah, and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, and more. I aim to create a safe environment and build a trusting, nourishing relationship where you can start your journey of healing and growth. I work with children, adolescents, and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, complex trauma, parenting, autism, bipolar disorder, behavioral challenges, and more.
(216) 465-6329 View (216) 465-6329
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Susan Havens
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44109
Hello, I am Susan Havens LPCC-S. I have over 20 years of counseling experience. I enjoy working with trauma, PTSD my goal is to strengthen my clients to be more productive in life. Just want to help the hurting that may have been too afraid to ask for help or people that was told nothing was wrong with them.
Hello, I am Susan Havens LPCC-S. I have over 20 years of counseling experience. I enjoy working with trauma, PTSD my goal is to strengthen my clients to be more productive in life. Just want to help the hurting that may have been too afraid to ask for help or people that was told nothing was wrong with them.
(440) 664-1561 View (440) 664-1561
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Olena Sowers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44109
Making the decision to find help is hard enough. That is why my goal in counseling is to create a place where you feel safe enough to tell your story. I am Olena Sowers, LPCC, and while I work with many concerns, I specialize in trauma and PTSD and EMDR. I have worked with a variety of client concerns, from anxiety, foster care and adoption to addiction, family conflict, anger, and others. I specialize in trauma and PTSD and am trained in EMDR. I have experience working with individuals who survived physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect, assault, first responders, veterans, motor vehicle accident victims, and many more.
Making the decision to find help is hard enough. That is why my goal in counseling is to create a place where you feel safe enough to tell your story. I am Olena Sowers, LPCC, and while I work with many concerns, I specialize in trauma and PTSD and EMDR. I have worked with a variety of client concerns, from anxiety, foster care and adoption to addiction, family conflict, anger, and others. I specialize in trauma and PTSD and am trained in EMDR. I have experience working with individuals who survived physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect, assault, first responders, veterans, motor vehicle accident victims, and many more.
(440) 901-1192 View (440) 901-1192
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Alisha Lambert
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44109
Are you looking for a way to end specific cycles or patterns you find yourself in time and time again? Maybe you are looking to address cycles and patterns that existed even before you. I am here to help you identify and address these cycles and patterns. I want to provide a sanctuary for your healing and processing. I love to work with all types of people and specifically enjoy working with members of the LGBTQ+ community. A lyric that always stands out to me is, "You're all caught up inside, But you know the way". I believe in you. Let's find what way works for you.
Are you looking for a way to end specific cycles or patterns you find yourself in time and time again? Maybe you are looking to address cycles and patterns that existed even before you. I am here to help you identify and address these cycles and patterns. I want to provide a sanctuary for your healing and processing. I love to work with all types of people and specifically enjoy working with members of the LGBTQ+ community. A lyric that always stands out to me is, "You're all caught up inside, But you know the way". I believe in you. Let's find what way works for you.
(440) 271-8043 View (440) 271-8043
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Kate Nagy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44109  (Online Only)
I am an experienced practitioner and EMDR therapist. I have over a decade in this field and my ultimate goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space for my clients. I utilize evidence-based, trauma-informed techniques to help regulate the mind and body. I empower my clients to utilize their strengths using holistic and grounding methods like yoga and meditation.
I am an experienced practitioner and EMDR therapist. I have over a decade in this field and my ultimate goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space for my clients. I utilize evidence-based, trauma-informed techniques to help regulate the mind and body. I empower my clients to utilize their strengths using holistic and grounding methods like yoga and meditation.
(440) 517-7406 View (440) 517-7406
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Ruth DuBois- Earley
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44113
It may seem like you haven't yet had the opportunity to fully connect with and understand your true self. I aim to join you on your journey of self-exploration and empowerment, guiding you through the process of identifying, confronting, and transforming the patterns that no longer serve you. I am committed to fostering your healing journey through ongoing curiosity and exploration. In the words of Gabi Abrão, "As long as 'why' exists, everything in this life is suspended in a sacred open-endedness." You possess the capacity to craft a life that resonates with your deepest desires by embracing all facets of your being.
It may seem like you haven't yet had the opportunity to fully connect with and understand your true self. I aim to join you on your journey of self-exploration and empowerment, guiding you through the process of identifying, confronting, and transforming the patterns that no longer serve you. I am committed to fostering your healing journey through ongoing curiosity and exploration. In the words of Gabi Abrão, "As long as 'why' exists, everything in this life is suspended in a sacred open-endedness." You possess the capacity to craft a life that resonates with your deepest desires by embracing all facets of your being.
(216) 750-3122 View (216) 750-3122
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Kimberly Koljat
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, IMFT-S, RPT-S, RDT
Verified Verified
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44113
Looking for the right fit in therapy is everything, & I gladly meet my clients where they are & help them move towards the change they want to see in their lives. I provide insight-oriented therapy to those who want to work on how they show up in relationship, looking at behavioral patterns and unpacking how we can change the scripts that influence how you interact with others. I help those navigating the world as a Highly Sensitive Person or with neurodivergence, and are interested in therapy for the betterment of their relationship to self and others. I specialize in working with grieving clients navigating life altering change.
Looking for the right fit in therapy is everything, & I gladly meet my clients where they are & help them move towards the change they want to see in their lives. I provide insight-oriented therapy to those who want to work on how they show up in relationship, looking at behavioral patterns and unpacking how we can change the scripts that influence how you interact with others. I help those navigating the world as a Highly Sensitive Person or with neurodivergence, and are interested in therapy for the betterment of their relationship to self and others. I specialize in working with grieving clients navigating life altering change.
(216) 238-6815 View (216) 238-6815
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Jamie Matthews
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44109  (Online Only)
Imagine feeling overwhelmed by persistent anxiety, depression, or challenging relationships. You might be struggling to manage daily stressors or finding it hard to move past traumatic experiences. Your goal is to regain control, find peace, and build healthier relationships. You want a compassionate, experienced therapist who understands your struggles and can guide you toward meaningful change. You seek someone who can help you stay focused on the present while also addressing past issues that may be holding you back.
Imagine feeling overwhelmed by persistent anxiety, depression, or challenging relationships. You might be struggling to manage daily stressors or finding it hard to move past traumatic experiences. Your goal is to regain control, find peace, and build healthier relationships. You want a compassionate, experienced therapist who understands your struggles and can guide you toward meaningful change. You seek someone who can help you stay focused on the present while also addressing past issues that may be holding you back.
(513) 438-8540 View (513) 438-8540
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J. Subsinsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-P, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44113
Hello, I’m J. Subsinsky (he/him). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Art Therapist (ATR-P), and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). My mission is to guide clients on a transformative journey where we bring unconscious material to light, and work collaboratively to reach profound levels of self-awareness, compassion, and acceptance so that individuals may access a state of inner harmony to navigate life as their authentic selves with a tranquil heart. I have a deep affinity for working with creative and introspective adults seeking to understand themselves.
Hello, I’m J. Subsinsky (he/him). I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Art Therapist (ATR-P), and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). My mission is to guide clients on a transformative journey where we bring unconscious material to light, and work collaboratively to reach profound levels of self-awareness, compassion, and acceptance so that individuals may access a state of inner harmony to navigate life as their authentic selves with a tranquil heart. I have a deep affinity for working with creative and introspective adults seeking to understand themselves.
(216) 868-4824 View (216) 868-4824
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Amy Boggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44109  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed, isolated, or struggling with self-worth? You want a supportive, empathetic therapist to help you navigate these emotions and life challenges. Your goal is to feel valued, understood, and empowered to overcome hurdles. You seek a therapist who listens deeply and provides a non-judgmental space for self-discovery and growth.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, isolated, or struggling with self-worth? You want a supportive, empathetic therapist to help you navigate these emotions and life challenges. Your goal is to feel valued, understood, and empowered to overcome hurdles. You seek a therapist who listens deeply and provides a non-judgmental space for self-discovery and growth.
(567) 430-3830 View (567) 430-3830
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Abigail Schneider
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44113
Not accepting new clients
When human beings experience life’s ups and downs, moving forward, cultivating gratitude, or finding a positive outlook can be daunting. One thing we often experience is loneliness, but we do not have to truly be alone. I believe that the therapeutic relationship can tap into the parts of our lives that we have neglected and through talk therapy, we can gain self-awareness, increase sense of self-efficacy, develop self-care, and improve resiliency for overall well-being. My areas of interest include working with life adjustment & transitions, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma.
When human beings experience life’s ups and downs, moving forward, cultivating gratitude, or finding a positive outlook can be daunting. One thing we often experience is loneliness, but we do not have to truly be alone. I believe that the therapeutic relationship can tap into the parts of our lives that we have neglected and through talk therapy, we can gain self-awareness, increase sense of self-efficacy, develop self-care, and improve resiliency for overall well-being. My areas of interest include working with life adjustment & transitions, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma.
(216) 284-6589 View (216) 284-6589
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Rita Bryce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LISW
Verified Verified
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44113
People deserve an empathetic, supportive environment where they can process their feelings and make a plan to solve their problems and achieve their goals. Stress often leads to anxiety and depression which create barriers to those goals. My aim is to help clients see the strengths they have been overlooking to bring down those barriers and achieve their goals. I have a good deal of experience in counseling college and graduate students, both in a college counseling center and in private practice. I find helping young adults particularly rewarding.
People deserve an empathetic, supportive environment where they can process their feelings and make a plan to solve their problems and achieve their goals. Stress often leads to anxiety and depression which create barriers to those goals. My aim is to help clients see the strengths they have been overlooking to bring down those barriers and achieve their goals. I have a good deal of experience in counseling college and graduate students, both in a college counseling center and in private practice. I find helping young adults particularly rewarding.
(216) 677-2541 View (216) 677-2541
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Peter Finnerty
Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44113
Not accepting new clients
Currently offering teletherapy/in-person. Clients are met where they are and tackle concerns by utilizing personal strengths and wellness practice. Clients who work with me desire to grow internally, professionally, interpersonally, and physically. I work with concerns ranging from academic/professional issues, transition & self-growth to anxiety, depression, and developmental issues. In addition clients come for couples and family concerns and always receive affirmative, culturally-responsive counseling. LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and others marginalized by society are affirmed, celebrated, and honored on their journey toward liberation.
Currently offering teletherapy/in-person. Clients are met where they are and tackle concerns by utilizing personal strengths and wellness practice. Clients who work with me desire to grow internally, professionally, interpersonally, and physically. I work with concerns ranging from academic/professional issues, transition & self-growth to anxiety, depression, and developmental issues. In addition clients come for couples and family concerns and always receive affirmative, culturally-responsive counseling. LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and others marginalized by society are affirmed, celebrated, and honored on their journey toward liberation.
(216) 930-2306 View (216) 930-2306
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Susanne Sacco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MEd
Verified Verified
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44113
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in an individualized approach for every client and working with you to determine the best methodology to get you where you want to be. I will help you tell your life story, and will work with you to find insight and meaning for the future. While on your journey, you will find that I can offer and link you with additional resources to empower you beyond the therapy room. Finally, if a relationship with me as a therapist is not working, I encourage my clients to be open and honest so that we can get them on the correct path to healing.
I believe in an individualized approach for every client and working with you to determine the best methodology to get you where you want to be. I will help you tell your life story, and will work with you to find insight and meaning for the future. While on your journey, you will find that I can offer and link you with additional resources to empower you beyond the therapy room. Finally, if a relationship with me as a therapist is not working, I encourage my clients to be open and honest so that we can get them on the correct path to healing.
(440) 484-3229 View (440) 484-3229
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Julie Nguyen
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tremont, Cleveland, OH 44113
Welcome to a space where your story is heard and healing begins. Deep within each of us, there’s a longing to be accepted and understood for who we truly are. Whether you’re seeking to unpack the complexities of your feelings or wanting to navigate the path of healing from childhood wounds, I’m here to support you through that process. Whatever you are struggling with, know that you were never meant to face it alone. All parts of you are invited here, and I will always work to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to explore your inner world.
Welcome to a space where your story is heard and healing begins. Deep within each of us, there’s a longing to be accepted and understood for who we truly are. Whether you’re seeking to unpack the complexities of your feelings or wanting to navigate the path of healing from childhood wounds, I’m here to support you through that process. Whatever you are struggling with, know that you were never meant to face it alone. All parts of you are invited here, and I will always work to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to explore your inner world.
(216) 677-5694 View (216) 677-5694

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Number of Therapists in Tremont, Cleveland, OH

60+

Average cost per session

$142

Therapists in Tremont, Cleveland, OH who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
89% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Medical Mutual

How Therapists in Tremont, Cleveland, OH see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Tremont, Cleveland?

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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.