Therapists in University, Columbus, OH

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Hunter Tomlinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, IMFT
Verified Verified
University, Columbus, OH 43210  (Online Only)
EMDR-trained Therapist. Life is hard. It can be filled with transitions, challenges, anxieties, grief, depression, a past that just doesn't seem to leave you alone - just to name a few. These things can cause us to live a life that is inauthentic and make decisions that aren't in alignment with the values and hopes that we have. As a therapist, I see it as my role to come alongside you and be with you as you navigate life's challenges, with the goal of living an authentic, fulfilling life marked by joy. I see clients all over Ohio and California!
EMDR-trained Therapist. Life is hard. It can be filled with transitions, challenges, anxieties, grief, depression, a past that just doesn't seem to leave you alone - just to name a few. These things can cause us to live a life that is inauthentic and make decisions that aren't in alignment with the values and hopes that we have. As a therapist, I see it as my role to come alongside you and be with you as you navigate life's challenges, with the goal of living an authentic, fulfilling life marked by joy. I see clients all over Ohio and California!
(805) 303-3004 View (805) 303-3004
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Dr. Stefanie Day
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, EdD, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University, Columbus, OH 43210  (Online Only)
Here’s what I know for sure: you have amazing skills, abilities, & strengths that got you through every stage of life. If you are considering counseling now it might be because you feel like you need a few more ideas, techniques, or interventions to get you where you want to be. I know you are an expert in you & I am an expert in counseling. Our partnership can make this stage of struggle & strife more manageable, allowing you to grow into the person you want to be.
Here’s what I know for sure: you have amazing skills, abilities, & strengths that got you through every stage of life. If you are considering counseling now it might be because you feel like you need a few more ideas, techniques, or interventions to get you where you want to be. I know you are an expert in you & I am an expert in counseling. Our partnership can make this stage of struggle & strife more manageable, allowing you to grow into the person you want to be.
(614) 763-6865 View (614) 763-6865
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Curtis Haywood
Counselor, LPCC-S, LICDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University, Columbus, OH 43210
***Immediate openings*** With 30 years of experience, I bring a lot of breadth and depth to my clinical work with clients presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns. I approach my work with clients from a Client-Centered perspective integrating cognitive-behavioral, brief-solution focused, and Interpersonal processing perspectives and techniques. I also like to engage my clients in existential thought to explore what provides meaning and purpose in their lives as unique individuals and integrate Logotherapy and other meaning and purpose based philosophies into my practice.
***Immediate openings*** With 30 years of experience, I bring a lot of breadth and depth to my clinical work with clients presenting with a wide range of mental health concerns. I approach my work with clients from a Client-Centered perspective integrating cognitive-behavioral, brief-solution focused, and Interpersonal processing perspectives and techniques. I also like to engage my clients in existential thought to explore what provides meaning and purpose in their lives as unique individuals and integrate Logotherapy and other meaning and purpose based philosophies into my practice.
(614) 618-3665 View (614) 618-3665
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Ellen S Grudowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
University, Columbus, OH 43202  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I use an eclectic therapeutic approach to focus on the unique needs of each individual client. Some modalities used include; Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic, Family Systems, Strength-Based, and Solution Focused therapy. I have evening availability and work Monday - Saturday.
I use an eclectic therapeutic approach to focus on the unique needs of each individual client. Some modalities used include; Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic, Family Systems, Strength-Based, and Solution Focused therapy. I have evening availability and work Monday - Saturday.
(614) 705-2743 View (614) 705-2743
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Dixie Hu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University, Columbus, OH 43210
If you’re reading this, I congratulate you on your courage and determination to seek help. Authenticity, self-alliance, and curious exploration are the core themes of my therapy. I view well-being holistically from a biopsychosocial-spiritual lens, i.e. your early life upbringing, biology, social relationships, stressful life events, demographics (e.g. culture), conscious and subconscious thought patterns, emotional skills, and society all influence your mental health. In practice, I blend empirically supported treatments with energy / spiritual work and social justice informed by 10 years of training and practice.
If you’re reading this, I congratulate you on your courage and determination to seek help. Authenticity, self-alliance, and curious exploration are the core themes of my therapy. I view well-being holistically from a biopsychosocial-spiritual lens, i.e. your early life upbringing, biology, social relationships, stressful life events, demographics (e.g. culture), conscious and subconscious thought patterns, emotional skills, and society all influence your mental health. In practice, I blend empirically supported treatments with energy / spiritual work and social justice informed by 10 years of training and practice.
(614) 683-3035 View (614) 683-3035
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Emily A Fischer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
University, Columbus, OH 43202  (Online Only)
I possess an authentic ability to empathize with others by offering unconditional compassion towards every person, regardless of their walk of life. My goal is to empower my clients in developing the self-acceptance and confidence to make healthy changes, increase quality of life, and move towards healing and balance. My years in the field have been spent working with diverse groups, including LGBTQIA+ individuals, trauma survivors, and those struggling with various mental health issues.
I possess an authentic ability to empathize with others by offering unconditional compassion towards every person, regardless of their walk of life. My goal is to empower my clients in developing the self-acceptance and confidence to make healthy changes, increase quality of life, and move towards healing and balance. My years in the field have been spent working with diverse groups, including LGBTQIA+ individuals, trauma survivors, and those struggling with various mental health issues.
(614) 739-8657 View (614) 739-8657
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Lauryn Dant - Dant Advocates, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
University, Columbus, OH 43210  (Online Only)
Reaching out for therapeutic support is a courageous step. I am honored to support you in the next steps of your therapeutic journey. In our sessions together, you will have a confidential and compassionate space to process thoughts, feelings, concerns, and fears. I will work with you to identify measurable goals to create a clear and achievable path. Through this process, we will ease difficult feelings, while strengthening confidence and calm. My greatest reward as a therapist is supporting clients in finding their own process, recognizing their strengths, and looking forward to the future with confidence and hope.
Reaching out for therapeutic support is a courageous step. I am honored to support you in the next steps of your therapeutic journey. In our sessions together, you will have a confidential and compassionate space to process thoughts, feelings, concerns, and fears. I will work with you to identify measurable goals to create a clear and achievable path. Through this process, we will ease difficult feelings, while strengthening confidence and calm. My greatest reward as a therapist is supporting clients in finding their own process, recognizing their strengths, and looking forward to the future with confidence and hope.
(614) 954-7055 View (614) 954-7055
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Hannah Zoller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
University, Columbus, OH 43201  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
First off, air high five to you for allowing yourself to seek out support! And thank you for considering me to be a part of your healing journey. I am a lesbian therapist whose approach is authentic, accepting, empathetic, patient and humoristic. My main goal is for you to feel confident about who you are and your ability to navigate life's stressors. I will probably ask 879 questions along the way to better understand you and get an idea of the whole picture. However, I want you to feel empowered from the start to say, "OMG Hannah, stop asking so many questions!" Therapy is a collaborative process and your voice matters most.
First off, air high five to you for allowing yourself to seek out support! And thank you for considering me to be a part of your healing journey. I am a lesbian therapist whose approach is authentic, accepting, empathetic, patient and humoristic. My main goal is for you to feel confident about who you are and your ability to navigate life's stressors. I will probably ask 879 questions along the way to better understand you and get an idea of the whole picture. However, I want you to feel empowered from the start to say, "OMG Hannah, stop asking so many questions!" Therapy is a collaborative process and your voice matters most.
(440) 598-5345 View (440) 598-5345
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Shirley Zhao
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University, Columbus, OH 43210
Hello, there. I want to express how glad I am that you have taken this important step toward improving your mental and emotional well-being, and I would be genuinely happy to join you on your journey. Throughout my years as a therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with many individuals who have experienced mental health challenges related to sexual abuse, anxiety, depression and PTSD. And it has absolutely become my passion to work with each of you for these issues. If you would like to, please go to my website I posted under my profile picture to learn more about me.
Hello, there. I want to express how glad I am that you have taken this important step toward improving your mental and emotional well-being, and I would be genuinely happy to join you on your journey. Throughout my years as a therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with many individuals who have experienced mental health challenges related to sexual abuse, anxiety, depression and PTSD. And it has absolutely become my passion to work with each of you for these issues. If you would like to, please go to my website I posted under my profile picture to learn more about me.
(216) 677-3930 View (216) 677-3930
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Ryan Hansen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
University, Columbus, OH 43210
I currently have immediate openings for ADULT ADHD and ASD testing. This process involves an online diagnostic visit, an in-person day of testing at our North Campus location, and an online feedback session. We accept most major insurances, though be prepared that the process is often between $600 to $1500 AFTER the discount from your insurance. If you are interested, please fill out the form on our website to get started. At this time, I am not accepting new clients for regular therapy. We are currently developing the systems to be able to test younger clients, but currently do not have the tests or infrastructure.
I currently have immediate openings for ADULT ADHD and ASD testing. This process involves an online diagnostic visit, an in-person day of testing at our North Campus location, and an online feedback session. We accept most major insurances, though be prepared that the process is often between $600 to $1500 AFTER the discount from your insurance. If you are interested, please fill out the form on our website to get started. At this time, I am not accepting new clients for regular therapy. We are currently developing the systems to be able to test younger clients, but currently do not have the tests or infrastructure.
(833) 233-9883 View (833) 233-9883
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Dr. Todd DeRose
PhD
Verified Verified
University, Columbus, OH 43210
A myriad of reasons can lead someone to therapy. What if you aren't necessarily struggling, but you just want to know yourself better? Maybe you're an intellectually curious person who's tried to make sense of things for a while, but you aren't necessarily ill. Therapists can be unsure how to work with this as they're often pathology-based. Philosophy, which ponders the deeper "whys" of things, can help--but it can be overwhelming without a guide. We, as a team, can examine where you are and where you want to go.
A myriad of reasons can lead someone to therapy. What if you aren't necessarily struggling, but you just want to know yourself better? Maybe you're an intellectually curious person who's tried to make sense of things for a while, but you aren't necessarily ill. Therapists can be unsure how to work with this as they're often pathology-based. Philosophy, which ponders the deeper "whys" of things, can help--but it can be overwhelming without a guide. We, as a team, can examine where you are and where you want to go.
(301) 205-5921 View (301) 205-5921
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Beth Scherer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
University, Columbus, OH 43201
Not accepting new clients
Are you too alone with unmanageable thoughts and feelings? Are you depressed, anxious or really feeling badly about yourself? All of us get into life situations which are difficult and sometimes feel impossible. Sharing the burden can be helpful and useful. If you are tired of going it alone and feeling too upset, consider reaching out to me. I will be with you to address what is troubling you. Together we can work towards your growth. Sometimes I suggest experiments to try that can help you learn; as well as the time to discuss and work to resolve your distress.
Are you too alone with unmanageable thoughts and feelings? Are you depressed, anxious or really feeling badly about yourself? All of us get into life situations which are difficult and sometimes feel impossible. Sharing the burden can be helpful and useful. If you are tired of going it alone and feeling too upset, consider reaching out to me. I will be with you to address what is troubling you. Together we can work towards your growth. Sometimes I suggest experiments to try that can help you learn; as well as the time to discuss and work to resolve your distress.
(614) 808-0223 View (614) 808-0223
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Mike Schaefer
Counselor, MSEd, PCC
Verified Verified
University, Columbus, OH 43201  (Online Only)
Approaching life's changes is often accompanied by high levels of distress and feelings of being lost. I like working with persons in transition because of the tremendous opportunity for real change and growth that I have seen take place. I can help you tap into your inherent wisdom so you can walk with confidence on your own path. I work with individuals and couples during mid-life transitions, career changes (or a growing need for one), relationship changes, ongoing mood problems, excessive anxiety, and stresses associated with changes in religion/spiritual outlook.
Approaching life's changes is often accompanied by high levels of distress and feelings of being lost. I like working with persons in transition because of the tremendous opportunity for real change and growth that I have seen take place. I can help you tap into your inherent wisdom so you can walk with confidence on your own path. I work with individuals and couples during mid-life transitions, career changes (or a growing need for one), relationship changes, ongoing mood problems, excessive anxiety, and stresses associated with changes in religion/spiritual outlook.
(614) 470-5322 View (614) 470-5322
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Seth Evans
Counselor, MACMHC, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
University, Columbus, OH 43210
Could your relationship be enhanced? I assist couples who are looking to restore a struggling relationship as well as those looking to strengthen an already good situation. I have completed Level 3 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I also work with individuals to assist them in reaching their counseling goals related to anxiety, depression, and faith.
Could your relationship be enhanced? I assist couples who are looking to restore a struggling relationship as well as those looking to strengthen an already good situation. I have completed Level 3 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I also work with individuals to assist them in reaching their counseling goals related to anxiety, depression, and faith.
(614) 454-4638 View (614) 454-4638
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Amy Shevrin, LISW-S
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
University, Columbus, OH 43210
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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Jennifer Schrappe
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
University, Columbus, OH 43201
Do you feel stuck, and can't get past something that's holding you back? Do you have panic attacks, flashbacks, or do you feel 'keyed up' much of the time? Are you suffering from the effects of trauma? Do you often feel anxious, and for no reason? Have your relationships suffered because of these symptoms? If so, I can help you. In fact, due to the treatment I offer, many of my clients who suffer from the effects of trauma require less than 10 sessions to experience significant symptom reduction.
Do you feel stuck, and can't get past something that's holding you back? Do you have panic attacks, flashbacks, or do you feel 'keyed up' much of the time? Are you suffering from the effects of trauma? Do you often feel anxious, and for no reason? Have your relationships suffered because of these symptoms? If so, I can help you. In fact, due to the treatment I offer, many of my clients who suffer from the effects of trauma require less than 10 sessions to experience significant symptom reduction.
(614) 699-5519 View (614) 699-5519
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Michel Gotwals
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
University, Columbus, OH 43201
I work with children, adults, and elderly in a small comfortable setting, treating behavior problems, depression, anxiety, and helping families plan for end of life issues. My hours are flexible to accommodate work and school schedules. I start appointments as early as 8:30AM, have evening appointments, and am willing to do telephone counseling.
I work with children, adults, and elderly in a small comfortable setting, treating behavior problems, depression, anxiety, and helping families plan for end of life issues. My hours are flexible to accommodate work and school schedules. I start appointments as early as 8:30AM, have evening appointments, and am willing to do telephone counseling.
(740) 304-0931 View (740) 304-0931
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Eric V Currence
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
University, Columbus, OH 43201
Every morning each of us wakes up with a new opportunity to be our best self. A chance to take the best of who we are and utilize those skills and talents to explore, challenge, and grow. In me, you will find a partner willing to collaborate with you to do the necessary work to evoke change in whatever spheres of life you have identified as needing attention. Through introspection, self-awareness, and acceptance we will collectively engage in the therapeutic journey that will help you gain clarity, reach higher heights, and live well.
Every morning each of us wakes up with a new opportunity to be our best self. A chance to take the best of who we are and utilize those skills and talents to explore, challenge, and grow. In me, you will find a partner willing to collaborate with you to do the necessary work to evoke change in whatever spheres of life you have identified as needing attention. Through introspection, self-awareness, and acceptance we will collectively engage in the therapeutic journey that will help you gain clarity, reach higher heights, and live well.
(847) 278-9538 View (847) 278-9538
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Vanessa Vargas
Counselor, MS, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
University, Columbus, OH 43210  (Online Only)
I believe that people have the ability to change and heal through talk therapy. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, and warm environment where my clients can become the individuals they want to be. My therapeutic style is an integration of psychodynamic, humanistic, and interpersonal therapies, while always holding cultural identities and values. I use mind/body based practices to help individuals reduce stress and increase their sense of connectedness to themselves and others. I assist my clients in identifying barriers, maximizing their strengths, and building self-compassion from a position of empathy and genuineness.
I believe that people have the ability to change and heal through talk therapy. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental, and warm environment where my clients can become the individuals they want to be. My therapeutic style is an integration of psychodynamic, humanistic, and interpersonal therapies, while always holding cultural identities and values. I use mind/body based practices to help individuals reduce stress and increase their sense of connectedness to themselves and others. I assist my clients in identifying barriers, maximizing their strengths, and building self-compassion from a position of empathy and genuineness.
(614) 362-4575 View (614) 362-4575
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Amy Pazarentzos (Steinberg)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, PMH-C
Verified Verified
University, Columbus, OH 43201  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Miami University and a Master's degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. I previously worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Gahanna Counseling, LLC providing outpatient therapy to children, adolescents and their families. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Perinatal Mental Health, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Modification and Motivational Interviewing.
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Miami University and a Master's degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. I previously worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Gahanna Counseling, LLC providing outpatient therapy to children, adolescents and their families. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Perinatal Mental Health, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Modification and Motivational Interviewing.
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Number of Therapists in University, Columbus, OH

200+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in University, Columbus, OH who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
75% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Optum

How Therapists in University, Columbus, OH see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
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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.