Therapists in Huron County, OH

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Michelle M Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willard, OH 44890  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? Have you said or someone told you, “You’re a hot mess?” Do you need a cheerleader, someone who genuinely cares and nurtures your growth? Look no further! I see a limited number of people per week to keep my practice person-centered around you. There are available hours for most needs, including evenings. My private practice, The Open Gate is exclusively telehealth. In today’s world, people are overextended and trying to find balance. My walk is all about balance and finding the path that best matches your needs. I want to help people who are motivated for change and can benefit from support and strategies.
Overwhelmed? Have you said or someone told you, “You’re a hot mess?” Do you need a cheerleader, someone who genuinely cares and nurtures your growth? Look no further! I see a limited number of people per week to keep my practice person-centered around you. There are available hours for most needs, including evenings. My private practice, The Open Gate is exclusively telehealth. In today’s world, people are overextended and trying to find balance. My walk is all about balance and finding the path that best matches your needs. I want to help people who are motivated for change and can benefit from support and strategies.
(419) 314-4880 View (419) 314-4880
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Wendie Parsons-Nuhn
Counselor, LPCC-S, LSW, LICDC, SAP
Verified Verified
Norwalk, OH 44857
Individuals often seek counseling because they are ready for, thinking about, or instructed to make changes or address some life issues that seem to have a hold on them and they aren't quite sure how to handle them or sometimes not even sure if they want to handle them. Counseling can help you become the change you wish to see, weigh the pros and cons to making changes, develop new coping strategies, improve self confidence, decrease symptoms of mental or behavioral health, or work toward sobriety from mood altering substances. I work with children ages 6 and up, teens, young adults, adults, women, and men.
Individuals often seek counseling because they are ready for, thinking about, or instructed to make changes or address some life issues that seem to have a hold on them and they aren't quite sure how to handle them or sometimes not even sure if they want to handle them. Counseling can help you become the change you wish to see, weigh the pros and cons to making changes, develop new coping strategies, improve self confidence, decrease symptoms of mental or behavioral health, or work toward sobriety from mood altering substances. I work with children ages 6 and up, teens, young adults, adults, women, and men.
(567) 278-9832 View (567) 278-9832
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Rebecca Carbary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwalk, OH 44857
Hello, I am glad you have taken this step to look at your mental health needs more fully while finding support in the process. At Rooted in Balance Counseling Services, generational trauma/dysfunction is acknowledged and understood. It is my goal to provide compassion and understanding to my clients and offer encouragement for those facing circumstances that feel overwhelming or impossible. By offering hope and healing and promoting a stable and balanced lifestyle, it is never too late to recognize a need for change and to make connections to not only benefit ourselves, but for generations to come.
Hello, I am glad you have taken this step to look at your mental health needs more fully while finding support in the process. At Rooted in Balance Counseling Services, generational trauma/dysfunction is acknowledged and understood. It is my goal to provide compassion and understanding to my clients and offer encouragement for those facing circumstances that feel overwhelming or impossible. By offering hope and healing and promoting a stable and balanced lifestyle, it is never too late to recognize a need for change and to make connections to not only benefit ourselves, but for generations to come.
(567) 238-4070 View (567) 238-4070
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Laura Wheeler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA Ed, LPCC, IMFT
Verified Verified
Wakeman, OH 44889
Ever feel stressed out, worn out, depressed, anxious, or just not sure where to go? Struggling with grief, relationship issues, parenting, or your child's behaviors? My practice can help you work through these issues, and more. I offer individual, couples, child, and family counseling in a quiet, serene setting. I aim to provide high quality mental health and personal growth services as well in a judgment-free, social justice-oriented setting. I am also an EMDR Therapist.
Ever feel stressed out, worn out, depressed, anxious, or just not sure where to go? Struggling with grief, relationship issues, parenting, or your child's behaviors? My practice can help you work through these issues, and more. I offer individual, couples, child, and family counseling in a quiet, serene setting. I aim to provide high quality mental health and personal growth services as well in a judgment-free, social justice-oriented setting. I am also an EMDR Therapist.
(440) 839-2200 View (440) 839-2200
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Forrest E. Diehl, LPCC
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Plymouth, OH 44865  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Profession Clinical Counselor. I have been practicing clinical counseling for over 35 years and have been in private practice for over twenty-five years. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy for issues related to depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, trauma, addictions, involvement in the criminal justice system, and most other concerns. I employ a wide variety of techniques when providing services to individuals, couples, and families ranging from cognitive behavioral therapy to relaxation therapy to insight oriented therapy to problem solving.
I am a Licensed Profession Clinical Counselor. I have been practicing clinical counseling for over 35 years and have been in private practice for over twenty-five years. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couples, and family therapy for issues related to depression, anxiety, anger management, grief, trauma, addictions, involvement in the criminal justice system, and most other concerns. I employ a wide variety of techniques when providing services to individuals, couples, and families ranging from cognitive behavioral therapy to relaxation therapy to insight oriented therapy to problem solving.
(440) 249-6572 View (440) 249-6572
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Dori A Dalton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, S
Verified Verified
Bellevue, OH 44811
Dori Dalton: as a Certified EMDR Therapist, I have seen people in turmoil, personal pain, confused, undecided, or stuck in feelings or emotions - that are sometimes out of control. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful method of psychotherapy that has helped an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress. No one knows how any form of psychotherapy works neurobiologically or in the brain. However, we do know that when a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information. If you would like more information, feel free to call/email me anytime.
Dori Dalton: as a Certified EMDR Therapist, I have seen people in turmoil, personal pain, confused, undecided, or stuck in feelings or emotions - that are sometimes out of control. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful method of psychotherapy that has helped an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress. No one knows how any form of psychotherapy works neurobiologically or in the brain. However, we do know that when a person is very upset, their brain cannot process information. If you would like more information, feel free to call/email me anytime.
(567) 455-7206 View (567) 455-7206
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Edith Marya Fuchsman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wakeman, OH 44889
When you are ready to feel better, we are here. We will examine patterns and past experiences that build upon one another, creating the people we are. We use and understand these experiences, along with your personal values and uniqueness, to create who you wish to become. Edie uses talk, art work, dream work, stress management techniques, and sensory integration work (using senses to increase alertness or to decrease overstimulation). Edie's specialties include reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and self-harm urges; negotiating sexual orientation and gender stresses, cultural diversity clashes, enhancing relationship dynamics and stress management skills.
When you are ready to feel better, we are here. We will examine patterns and past experiences that build upon one another, creating the people we are. We use and understand these experiences, along with your personal values and uniqueness, to create who you wish to become. Edie uses talk, art work, dream work, stress management techniques, and sensory integration work (using senses to increase alertness or to decrease overstimulation). Edie's specialties include reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and self-harm urges; negotiating sexual orientation and gender stresses, cultural diversity clashes, enhancing relationship dynamics and stress management skills.
(440) 249-0322 View (440) 249-0322
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Donna Murray
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Norwalk, OH 44857  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Donna Murray and I look forward to connecting with you. I’ve had the joy of working in the counseling field for over 25 years in multiple settings including: private practice, inpatient and outpatient, home-based, school-based and residential detox. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina and have been offering counseling services since 1996. Currently, I also serve on the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals.
Hello! My name is Donna Murray and I look forward to connecting with you. I’ve had the joy of working in the counseling field for over 25 years in multiple settings including: private practice, inpatient and outpatient, home-based, school-based and residential detox. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina and have been offering counseling services since 1996. Currently, I also serve on the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals.
(419) 792-2850 View (419) 792-2850
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Aimee Gay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Norwalk, OH 44857  (Online Only)
I am a passionate social worker committed to supporting individuals and couples through various aspects of their mental health and well-being. My expertise spans across Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma, Couples Counseling, LGBTQIA+ issues, Grief, Sleep, Insomnia, Domestic Violence and Substance Use. My journey in social work revolves around a deep dedication to understanding and addressing the unique needs of each client.
I am a passionate social worker committed to supporting individuals and couples through various aspects of their mental health and well-being. My expertise spans across Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma, Couples Counseling, LGBTQIA+ issues, Grief, Sleep, Insomnia, Domestic Violence and Substance Use. My journey in social work revolves around a deep dedication to understanding and addressing the unique needs of each client.
(419) 863-3896 View (419) 863-3896
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Michelle Rathfelder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Bellevue, OH 44811
I am passionate about providing compassionate and respectful mental health counseling. My goal is to work with you to establish a long-term, results-driven approach to personal growth and emotional freedom.
I am passionate about providing compassionate and respectful mental health counseling. My goal is to work with you to establish a long-term, results-driven approach to personal growth and emotional freedom.
(419) 614-6512 View (419) 614-6512
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Amy Loch
Licensed Social Worker , MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Norwalk, OH 44857  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their experiences and aspirations. My approach focuses on partnering with clients, holding space for their journeys, and collaborating to navigate life's changes and challenges. I especially enjoy working with clients who are going through transitions. Be it the transition from teen to adulthood, becoming a new parent, or change in relationship or job status - change can be hard. I am here to support on your individual path.
As a therapist, I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their experiences and aspirations. My approach focuses on partnering with clients, holding space for their journeys, and collaborating to navigate life's changes and challenges. I especially enjoy working with clients who are going through transitions. Be it the transition from teen to adulthood, becoming a new parent, or change in relationship or job status - change can be hard. I am here to support on your individual path.
(614) 820-1761 View (614) 820-1761
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Allyson Heyman Engelhart
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Norwalk, OH 44857
Waitlist for new clients
Ally has experience working with a variety of different populations and specializes in working with teens (10+) and adults struggling with mood and personality disorders, anxiety disorders, difficult life adjustments, trauma, self-injurious behaviors, and suicide.
Ally has experience working with a variety of different populations and specializes in working with teens (10+) and adults struggling with mood and personality disorders, anxiety disorders, difficult life adjustments, trauma, self-injurious behaviors, and suicide.
(419) 863-3163 View (419) 863-3163

Online Therapists

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Cathy Davis
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Dublin, OH 43017
Do you find yourself feeling sadness, anxiety, and despair but you don't know why? Do you find yourself dismissing these feelings because you know you have a great life on paper? Maybe because you realize how fortunate you are, you feel ashamed and embarrassed to tell others about how you're really feeling and so instead you have been dealing with these feelings all on your own. It's ok to feel this way and please know that you're not alone. Together, we will work to understand where this pain is coming from because that pain you're feeling is real. And together, we will work to help you restore your life to where you want it.
Do you find yourself feeling sadness, anxiety, and despair but you don't know why? Do you find yourself dismissing these feelings because you know you have a great life on paper? Maybe because you realize how fortunate you are, you feel ashamed and embarrassed to tell others about how you're really feeling and so instead you have been dealing with these feelings all on your own. It's ok to feel this way and please know that you're not alone. Together, we will work to understand where this pain is coming from because that pain you're feeling is real. And together, we will work to help you restore your life to where you want it.
(380) 333-5463 View (380) 333-5463
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Erin Beach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Westerville, OH 43082
I am extremely passionate about helping people discover the best version of themselves. Life can be difficult and challenging, and If you find yourself in survival mode struggling to find stability during difficult times of change, I can help provide you with a safe space to explore and process. Whether it’s anxiety, chronic illness, depression, trauma, or relationship/family distress, I can help you to heal and grow. I aim to help provide an opportunity for clients to take a deep dive to get to the root of the issue allowing long term healing and change. I believe anything is possible when you show up for yourself in therapy.
I am extremely passionate about helping people discover the best version of themselves. Life can be difficult and challenging, and If you find yourself in survival mode struggling to find stability during difficult times of change, I can help provide you with a safe space to explore and process. Whether it’s anxiety, chronic illness, depression, trauma, or relationship/family distress, I can help you to heal and grow. I aim to help provide an opportunity for clients to take a deep dive to get to the root of the issue allowing long term healing and change. I believe anything is possible when you show up for yourself in therapy.
(740) 217-4754 View (740) 217-4754
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Renee Jackson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mentor, OH 44060
I aim to provide a safe, healing, therapeutic space for all clients. I believe in self-care and developing skills or strategies to help individuals tackle any stressor they may be facing. I have experience working with children and adolescents as well as adults. My time as a clinician has allowed me to develop a passion for providing trauma informed services to clients through extensive training on sexual assault and intimate partner violence. I work from a therapeutic style that assists me in meeting the individual needs of clients I encounter. I also enjoy practicing EMDR therapy.
I aim to provide a safe, healing, therapeutic space for all clients. I believe in self-care and developing skills or strategies to help individuals tackle any stressor they may be facing. I have experience working with children and adolescents as well as adults. My time as a clinician has allowed me to develop a passion for providing trauma informed services to clients through extensive training on sexual assault and intimate partner violence. I work from a therapeutic style that assists me in meeting the individual needs of clients I encounter. I also enjoy practicing EMDR therapy.
(440) 578-9967 View (440) 578-9967
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Rebecca Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
I am a Licensed Social Worker with a passion for decreasing the stigma surrounding mental health and promoting the health and well being of my clients. For my undergraduate degree, I moved from Central Jersey (Yes! It exists!) to South Jersey to attend Stockton University. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience from Stockton, and then moved on to attend graduate school in Philadelphia. I received my Master of Social Work Degree with a clinical concentration from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice in May of 2020.
(216) 303-6479 View (216) 303-6479
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Weenee Low
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Maumee, OH 43537
Through life’s ups and downs, it is crucial for people to be seen, heard, and understood. It is through this validation that my goal is to be a consistent, constant support system for my clients through the ebbs and flows-good and bad. My contribution as a therapist is to provide a safe space for individuals to learn about themselves, explore their minds and hearts, and to challenge themselves when necessary. As for my approach, I often utilize Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as incorporating mindfulness techniques into treatment plans. I also integrate an eclectic approach to tailor to my clients needs.
Through life’s ups and downs, it is crucial for people to be seen, heard, and understood. It is through this validation that my goal is to be a consistent, constant support system for my clients through the ebbs and flows-good and bad. My contribution as a therapist is to provide a safe space for individuals to learn about themselves, explore their minds and hearts, and to challenge themselves when necessary. As for my approach, I often utilize Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as incorporating mindfulness techniques into treatment plans. I also integrate an eclectic approach to tailor to my clients needs.
(513) 434-6178 View (513) 434-6178
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Jessica Burge
LPC Intern, CT, BA
Verified Verified
Canton, OH 44718
Jessica Burge (pronouns: she/her) is an experienced clinical intern with a CT status who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She is studying to become a licensed professional counselor. Her specialty interests include: anxiety, depression, autism, couples and family, sports performance, stress, and health and wellness.
Jessica Burge (pronouns: she/her) is an experienced clinical intern with a CT status who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She is studying to become a licensed professional counselor. Her specialty interests include: anxiety, depression, autism, couples and family, sports performance, stress, and health and wellness.
(330) 915-2907 View (330) 915-2907
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Molly Martincin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Hilliard, OH 43026
Throughout our lives many of us develop defenses and behaviors to survive. We may find in time that these ways of survival no longer serve us, and our current life goals or circumstances but instead keep us feeling trapped. Our once understandable attempts to avoid pain may have left us feeling disconnected from ourselves and others. Your true self is not your survival strategies.
Throughout our lives many of us develop defenses and behaviors to survive. We may find in time that these ways of survival no longer serve us, and our current life goals or circumstances but instead keep us feeling trapped. Our once understandable attempts to avoid pain may have left us feeling disconnected from ourselves and others. Your true self is not your survival strategies.
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Bethany Merold
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin, OH 43016  (Online Only)
My favorite thing to do as a therapist is to see people heal the relationship they have with themselves so they can build a life that they truly love. The beliefs that we hold about ourselves are at the core of everything we think, feel, and do. When those beliefs are positive and supportive, we move through life generally feeling good and confident in our ability to accomplish our goals, build meaningful relationships, and feel fulfilled. However, when these beliefs are negative, we experience unpleasant feelings like depression and anxiety, and we engage in coping strategies that keep us from the life we truly desire to live.
My favorite thing to do as a therapist is to see people heal the relationship they have with themselves so they can build a life that they truly love. The beliefs that we hold about ourselves are at the core of everything we think, feel, and do. When those beliefs are positive and supportive, we move through life generally feeling good and confident in our ability to accomplish our goals, build meaningful relationships, and feel fulfilled. However, when these beliefs are negative, we experience unpleasant feelings like depression and anxiety, and we engage in coping strategies that keep us from the life we truly desire to live.
(380) 205-2902 View (380) 205-2902

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Number of Therapists in Huron County, OH

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Huron County, OH who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
92% Trauma and PTSD
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
75% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Huron County, OH see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Huron County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.