Therapists in Bexley, Columbus, OH

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Alison (Roark) Wible
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209  (Online Only)
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio and for the past 11 years worked in private practice with a variety of clients across multiple settings. I focus on anxiety and depression as well as relationships, family conflict, parenting, postpartum and ADHD. I also have extensive experience working with college age students and young adults. I practice from a holistic and integrative perspective which includes looking at all facets of the individual’s life and using appropriate interventions to help clients create positive, permanent change.
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Ohio and for the past 11 years worked in private practice with a variety of clients across multiple settings. I focus on anxiety and depression as well as relationships, family conflict, parenting, postpartum and ADHD. I also have extensive experience working with college age students and young adults. I practice from a holistic and integrative perspective which includes looking at all facets of the individual’s life and using appropriate interventions to help clients create positive, permanent change.
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Neal Newman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
I am a psychologist, with expertise in NLP, gestalt therapy, Ericksonian approaches to therapy and hypnosis, sport psychology and performance enhancement. I do general psychotherapy, plus work that focuses on stress management and performance enhancement. As a tennis player, I have represented the U.S. in international competition, and won national and world doubles titles. I have worked extensively with athletes and musicians. I also worked for many years with college students.
I am a psychologist, with expertise in NLP, gestalt therapy, Ericksonian approaches to therapy and hypnosis, sport psychology and performance enhancement. I do general psychotherapy, plus work that focuses on stress management and performance enhancement. As a tennis player, I have represented the U.S. in international competition, and won national and world doubles titles. I have worked extensively with athletes and musicians. I also worked for many years with college students.
(614) 454-4294 View (614) 454-4294
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Judy Fisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
I have been a practicing clinical social worker for over 30 years. I have extensive experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. I work with clients who are at least 13 years of age. I believe I excel in assisting clients work through depression, anxiety, and /or life issues that impede an individual or a couple in maximizing their potential. Because I believe that children are often the victims of adversarial divorces, I am also a certified divorce and family mediator with the Court of Common Pleas. My focus in my mediation work is to help children of divorce.
I have been a practicing clinical social worker for over 30 years. I have extensive experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. I work with clients who are at least 13 years of age. I believe I excel in assisting clients work through depression, anxiety, and /or life issues that impede an individual or a couple in maximizing their potential. Because I believe that children are often the victims of adversarial divorces, I am also a certified divorce and family mediator with the Court of Common Pleas. My focus in my mediation work is to help children of divorce.
(614) 470-5374 View (614) 470-5374
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Beth Rosner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
Not accepting new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works with both teens and adults. Most people seek my guidance when they feel stuck regarding their health, relationships, work, and family life. Often there is an underlying depression, anxiety, or low self esteem. Sometimes we realize that it stems from childhood neglect or trauma. We will explore your past, identify your strengths, and help you to develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting that better serve your life vision and goals. My approach is warm, collaborative, and holistic.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works with both teens and adults. Most people seek my guidance when they feel stuck regarding their health, relationships, work, and family life. Often there is an underlying depression, anxiety, or low self esteem. Sometimes we realize that it stems from childhood neglect or trauma. We will explore your past, identify your strengths, and help you to develop new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting that better serve your life vision and goals. My approach is warm, collaborative, and holistic.
(614) 383-9987 View (614) 383-9987
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Nancy Schleich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
No, you do not have to keep suffering like this. You are suffering for reasons that can be identified and resolved in psychotherapy. If you could have figured it out on your own, you would have already, because you have really tried. You do not need "coping strategies" or suggestions or other superficial band aids for your pain, you need to understand what about you is functioning well and what isn't, and to develop the self-awareness, self-knowledge, and emotional competence that will get you out of this pain into the life you want to live.
No, you do not have to keep suffering like this. You are suffering for reasons that can be identified and resolved in psychotherapy. If you could have figured it out on your own, you would have already, because you have really tried. You do not need "coping strategies" or suggestions or other superficial band aids for your pain, you need to understand what about you is functioning well and what isn't, and to develop the self-awareness, self-knowledge, and emotional competence that will get you out of this pain into the life you want to live.
(614) 618-4965 View (614) 618-4965
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Shara Reiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. For the past 19 years I has been exclusive to the JCC in the top-rated Early Childhood Department as a resource for all mental and behavioral health needs. I have worked with countless children, families, teachers and school systems over the years. I also work with adults, mostly moms who are trying to make it all happen. Additionally, I have a lot of experience with Multiple Sclerosis and work with many MS patients who struggle with their mental health.
I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. For the past 19 years I has been exclusive to the JCC in the top-rated Early Childhood Department as a resource for all mental and behavioral health needs. I have worked with countless children, families, teachers and school systems over the years. I also work with adults, mostly moms who are trying to make it all happen. Additionally, I have a lot of experience with Multiple Sclerosis and work with many MS patients who struggle with their mental health.
(614) 996-6826 View (614) 996-6826
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Amy Shevrin, LISW-S
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
Whether it's stress, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship or family concerns, the emotional toll of an illness or a trauma, I have a strong record of helping my clients achieve their mental health goals. I am eager to support your efforts to move forward, address your challenges, and lead a fuller life. Sometimes we feel stuck in our lives. It takes courage to admit that everything we have tried to get ourselves unstuck has not worked. It also takes courage to contact a therapist for the first time, or if you have been in counseling before, trying it again.
Whether it's stress, depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship or family concerns, the emotional toll of an illness or a trauma, I have a strong record of helping my clients achieve their mental health goals. I am eager to support your efforts to move forward, address your challenges, and lead a fuller life. Sometimes we feel stuck in our lives. It takes courage to admit that everything we have tried to get ourselves unstuck has not worked. It also takes courage to contact a therapist for the first time, or if you have been in counseling before, trying it again.
(614) 450-1964 View (614) 450-1964
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Betsy Harlan
Counselor, MSEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Certified EMDR Therapist who uses EMDR and other proven techniques, to help clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, chronic illness, chronic pain, medical trauma, difficult childhood experiences, attachment issues, and dissociation. EMDR based therapy for chronic pain is effective in many cases of low back pain, migraine, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, whiplash, irritable bowel syndrome, and sexual pain disorder. Other types of pain may respond favorably, as well. As a result of our work together you should have a clearer view of yourself, feel calmer, more positive, be able to make better life decisions, and experience improved quality of life.
I am a Certified EMDR Therapist who uses EMDR and other proven techniques, to help clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, chronic illness, chronic pain, medical trauma, difficult childhood experiences, attachment issues, and dissociation. EMDR based therapy for chronic pain is effective in many cases of low back pain, migraine, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, whiplash, irritable bowel syndrome, and sexual pain disorder. Other types of pain may respond favorably, as well. As a result of our work together you should have a clearer view of yourself, feel calmer, more positive, be able to make better life decisions, and experience improved quality of life.
(614) 721-8239 View (614) 721-8239
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Ronald M Fox
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
I have been counseling for over 40 years and have provided psychotherapy services to all types of individuals,couples and families. I strive to provide a compassionate and safe environment in which my clients can address their issues confidentially. I understand how difficult it is to first enter counseling and I am committed to making it a successful experience for them. My goals as a therapist are to help clients in discerning old patterns, explore feelings, thoughts, behaviors and attitudes and provide therapeutic opportunities for change.
I have been counseling for over 40 years and have provided psychotherapy services to all types of individuals,couples and families. I strive to provide a compassionate and safe environment in which my clients can address their issues confidentially. I understand how difficult it is to first enter counseling and I am committed to making it a successful experience for them. My goals as a therapist are to help clients in discerning old patterns, explore feelings, thoughts, behaviors and attitudes and provide therapeutic opportunities for change.
(614) 210-3037 View (614) 210-3037
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Levana Slabodnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209  (Online Only)
There are so many of us who have felt like outsiders our entire lives, pretending to be someone else to fit in. Learning to unmask is a scary and also liberating process of accepting who we truly are. Whether you've been formally diagnosed or suspect that you are Autistic or ADHD, you deserve therapy that doesn't expect you to change your brain to reach your goals. We will work together collaboratively to better understand the way your brain works and embrace the differences that make you, you! We will focus on using your natural strengths to help you reach the goals you set for yourself.
There are so many of us who have felt like outsiders our entire lives, pretending to be someone else to fit in. Learning to unmask is a scary and also liberating process of accepting who we truly are. Whether you've been formally diagnosed or suspect that you are Autistic or ADHD, you deserve therapy that doesn't expect you to change your brain to reach your goals. We will work together collaboratively to better understand the way your brain works and embrace the differences that make you, you! We will focus on using your natural strengths to help you reach the goals you set for yourself.
(614) 705-2758 View (614) 705-2758
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Gahanna Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
Hello! At Gahanna Counseling LLC we provide a variety of therapy services. I believe you will find working with us to be helpful in meeting your goals. We uphold a non-judgmental approach to both assessment and treatment. Confidentiality is of the upmost importance and you can feel comfortable that your sessions will be private. All of the clinicians at Gahanna Counseling have unique skillsets to create a therapeutic approach that is personally tailored for you. We work as a team to provide you the best possible care. We offer therapy for adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents.
Hello! At Gahanna Counseling LLC we provide a variety of therapy services. I believe you will find working with us to be helpful in meeting your goals. We uphold a non-judgmental approach to both assessment and treatment. Confidentiality is of the upmost importance and you can feel comfortable that your sessions will be private. All of the clinicians at Gahanna Counseling have unique skillsets to create a therapeutic approach that is personally tailored for you. We work as a team to provide you the best possible care. We offer therapy for adults, couples, families, children, and adolescents.
(614) 532-2824 View (614) 532-2824
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Natanielle F Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209  (Online Only)
My practice is focused primarily on couples. We all encounter different types of challenges and adversity in life, whether in relationships or life events. Meeting people where they are, I enable them to find strength and meaningful connections in their lives.
My practice is focused primarily on couples. We all encounter different types of challenges and adversity in life, whether in relationships or life events. Meeting people where they are, I enable them to find strength and meaningful connections in their lives.
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Robin Hoffman LPCC
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209  (Online Only)
I am a private practice counselor who has had years of experience treating a variety of mental health disorders. I believe in holistic health in dealing with everyday stress. I also run a partial hospital program here in Columbus Ohio. I use CBT to help learn skills to retrain your brain when you get stuck in old thinking patterns. I also draw from mindfulness training to help learn skills to manage anxiety and combat fears. I have worked with both individuals and couples to address relationship issues.
I am a private practice counselor who has had years of experience treating a variety of mental health disorders. I believe in holistic health in dealing with everyday stress. I also run a partial hospital program here in Columbus Ohio. I use CBT to help learn skills to retrain your brain when you get stuck in old thinking patterns. I also draw from mindfulness training to help learn skills to manage anxiety and combat fears. I have worked with both individuals and couples to address relationship issues.
(614) 907-4628 View (614) 907-4628
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Jennifer Bartosek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AM, LISW
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
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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Parkview Wellness Studios
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
Parkview Wellness Studios is a group of health professionals dedicated to offering the best quality services to improve and enhance your life. We offer psychotherapy, Ayurveda Health Coaching, Mat Pilates, Massage and Meditation. Our list of practitioners is constantly growing for the benefit of you as your overall health and well-being. We cannot wait to meet you and introduce you to our beautiful space.
Parkview Wellness Studios is a group of health professionals dedicated to offering the best quality services to improve and enhance your life. We offer psychotherapy, Ayurveda Health Coaching, Mat Pilates, Massage and Meditation. Our list of practitioners is constantly growing for the benefit of you as your overall health and well-being. We cannot wait to meet you and introduce you to our beautiful space.
(614) 972-1106 View (614) 972-1106
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Elise Dolbier
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
Elise Dolbier is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ohio University and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University. Elise can offer clients a non-judgmental space where she takes an individualized approach to address present issues that are preventing them from living life to their fullest capability. Outside of work, Elise enjoys reading, art, watching sports, and taking her dog on walks.
Elise Dolbier is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ohio University and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Syracuse University. Elise can offer clients a non-judgmental space where she takes an individualized approach to address present issues that are preventing them from living life to their fullest capability. Outside of work, Elise enjoys reading, art, watching sports, and taking her dog on walks.
(614) 482-2309 View (614) 482-2309
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Madeleine McDonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
Madeleine McDonald is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2022. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Rhodes College and an M. A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University. As a counselor, Madeleine views every client as unique, and aims to create a non-judgmental environment where clients feel welcome and free to share their stories and experiences. In her spare time, Madeleine enjoys playing tennis.
Madeleine McDonald is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2022. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Rhodes College and an M. A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University. As a counselor, Madeleine views every client as unique, and aims to create a non-judgmental environment where clients feel welcome and free to share their stories and experiences. In her spare time, Madeleine enjoys playing tennis.
(614) 892-7824 View (614) 892-7824
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Tiffany Hinkle
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
Tiffany Hinkle holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in clinical pastoral counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. She has worked in the mental health field for 13+ years. She previously served as clinical supervisor for a community mental health and addiction services provider, working with adolescents. She has past training in ACRA, which is an evidence-based model of counseling that is strengths-based and emphasizes encouragement. Her areas of specialty include addiction, anxiety, depression, parenting issues and spiritual concerns, as well as ADHD screenings.
Tiffany Hinkle holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in clinical pastoral counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. She has worked in the mental health field for 13+ years. She previously served as clinical supervisor for a community mental health and addiction services provider, working with adolescents. She has past training in ACRA, which is an evidence-based model of counseling that is strengths-based and emphasizes encouragement. Her areas of specialty include addiction, anxiety, depression, parenting issues and spiritual concerns, as well as ADHD screenings.
(380) 205-0621 View (380) 205-0621
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Debbie Sherman
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209
Debbie Sherman, LPCC, is a licensed professional clinical counselor. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from The Ohio State University. She received her master's degree in clinical counseling from the University of Dayton. Debbie has over 25 years of experience providing individual counseling in a variety of settings which include community mental health, private practice and the Hospice of Columbus. Debbie works with adults dealing with a variety of concerns which include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders, weight concerns, bereavement, stress and relationship concerns.
Debbie Sherman, LPCC, is a licensed professional clinical counselor. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from The Ohio State University. She received her master's degree in clinical counseling from the University of Dayton. Debbie has over 25 years of experience providing individual counseling in a variety of settings which include community mental health, private practice and the Hospice of Columbus. Debbie works with adults dealing with a variety of concerns which include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders, weight concerns, bereavement, stress and relationship concerns.
(380) 666-4948 View (380) 666-4948
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Susan Marie Sandwall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Bexley, Columbus, OH 43209  (Online Only)
You are here, reaching out...this first step is the hardest! Together, we can walk through the storm; remove the road block; lift the weight; redesign the roadmap. Together, we can identify all the strengths and tools you already have and build upon them to get untuck and moving forward. You are not alone.
You are here, reaching out...this first step is the hardest! Together, we can walk through the storm; remove the road block; lift the weight; redesign the roadmap. Together, we can identify all the strengths and tools you already have and build upon them to get untuck and moving forward. You are not alone.
(419) 909-3610 View (419) 909-3610
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Number of Therapists in Bexley, Columbus, OH

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Bexley, Columbus, OH who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
73% Trauma and PTSD
64% Grief
61% Relationship Issues
52% Self Esteem
48% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Aetna
86% Cigna and Evernorth
86% Medical Mutual

How Therapists in Bexley, Columbus, OH see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bexley, Columbus?

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.

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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.