Therapists in Medway, OH

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Yamina Henderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Medway, OH 45341
Yamina Henderson, LPC Yamina Henderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 16 years of experience serving clients in social service agencies, community mental health and substance use agencies, and private practice. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI. She received additional instruction in the University of Dayton's Post-Masters Coursework for Clinical Licensure program.
Yamina Henderson, LPC Yamina Henderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 16 years of experience serving clients in social service agencies, community mental health and substance use agencies, and private practice. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI. She received additional instruction in the University of Dayton's Post-Masters Coursework for Clinical Licensure program.
(937) 858-6880 View (937) 858-6880
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Billy Astudillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Medway, OH 45341
Billy Astudillo is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Master's in Social Work from The Ohio State University. Billy offers his clients therapy in different modalities, general counseling, motivational interviewing, and trauma-focused sessions. Outside of work, Billy loves to stay active and enjoys his road bike on the many trails in the Dayton area. He builds fine furniture using traditional joinery methods instead of metal (nails/screws).
Billy Astudillo is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Master's in Social Work from The Ohio State University. Billy offers his clients therapy in different modalities, general counseling, motivational interviewing, and trauma-focused sessions. Outside of work, Billy loves to stay active and enjoys his road bike on the many trails in the Dayton area. He builds fine furniture using traditional joinery methods instead of metal (nails/screws).
(937) 579-4107 View (937) 579-4107
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Sherry Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Medway, OH 45341
Sherry Greene, LISW Sherry Greene is a licensed independent social worker. She earned a Bachelor's degree in social work from Wright State University, graduating summa cum laude, with a minor in Psychology. She went on to obtain a Master's degree in social work from a combined Miami University Oxford and Wright State University. Her work experience includes 7 years with a foster care agency and over 2 years with Lifestance. During this time, her clinical experience included: Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Foster Care, Telehealth, and Outpatient Mental Health Services.
Sherry Greene, LISW Sherry Greene is a licensed independent social worker. She earned a Bachelor's degree in social work from Wright State University, graduating summa cum laude, with a minor in Psychology. She went on to obtain a Master's degree in social work from a combined Miami University Oxford and Wright State University. Her work experience includes 7 years with a foster care agency and over 2 years with Lifestance. During this time, her clinical experience included: Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Foster Care, Telehealth, and Outpatient Mental Health Services.
(937) 358-6207 View (937) 358-6207
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Stephanie Durham
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Medway, OH 45341
Stephanie Durham, LPCC Stephanie Durham is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2018. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Addictions from Southern New Hampshire University followed by a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University.
Stephanie Durham, LPCC Stephanie Durham is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2018. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Addictions from Southern New Hampshire University followed by a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University.
(937) 806-5169 View (937) 806-5169
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Michelle Jenkins
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Medway, OH 45341
Michelle Jenkins earned her master's degree in mental health counseling from the University of Cincinnati and her bachelor's degree from Wright State University. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with 14 years of experience, working with children, adolescents and adults, ages 9-65. Her specialty areas include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, grief and loss, depression, anger management, as well as social, emotional or behavioral concerns for children and teens.
Michelle Jenkins earned her master's degree in mental health counseling from the University of Cincinnati and her bachelor's degree from Wright State University. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with 14 years of experience, working with children, adolescents and adults, ages 9-65. Her specialty areas include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, grief and loss, depression, anger management, as well as social, emotional or behavioral concerns for children and teens.
(937) 787-5259 View (937) 787-5259
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Jennie Hudson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Medway, OH 45341
Jennie Hudson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2009. She has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Master's degree in Counseling with a focus of Marriage and Family, family systems. Jennie has worked in the field of counseling for mental health and addiction recovery since 2009 in nonprofit community settings. She has found her work to be incredibly rewarding and is honored to work with so many people of such diverse and challenging backgrounds as they work their way through recovery in one form or another.
Jennie Hudson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio who has been practicing since 2009. She has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Master's degree in Counseling with a focus of Marriage and Family, family systems. Jennie has worked in the field of counseling for mental health and addiction recovery since 2009 in nonprofit community settings. She has found her work to be incredibly rewarding and is honored to work with so many people of such diverse and challenging backgrounds as they work their way through recovery in one form or another.
(937) 887-4517 View (937) 887-4517
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Alison Chabut Eskander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Medway, OH 45341
Alison Eskander is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Dayton. Prior to joining LifeStance Health, Alison worked for six years in hospice and palliative care, helping terminally or chronically ill patients cope with their conditions and prognoses. She also provided grief counseling for their loved ones. This included sessions with individuals, couples, and families that needed to settle conflict and reach closure.
Alison Eskander is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 2018. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Dayton. Prior to joining LifeStance Health, Alison worked for six years in hospice and palliative care, helping terminally or chronically ill patients cope with their conditions and prognoses. She also provided grief counseling for their loved ones. This included sessions with individuals, couples, and families that needed to settle conflict and reach closure.
(937) 930-4396 View (937) 930-4396
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Jill Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Medway, OH 45341
Hello, my name is Jill Miller, and I am a licensed independent social worker, licensed independent chemical dependency counselor, and substance abuse professional in the State of Ohio. I believe that in order to have a successful relationship and outcome with my clients that there needs to be mutual trust, understanding, and good rapport. I use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on what issue one is having in their life.
Hello, my name is Jill Miller, and I am a licensed independent social worker, licensed independent chemical dependency counselor, and substance abuse professional in the State of Ohio. I believe that in order to have a successful relationship and outcome with my clients that there needs to be mutual trust, understanding, and good rapport. I use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on what issue one is having in their life.
(440) 737-2663 View (440) 737-2663
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Rebecca Manville
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Medway, OH 45341
Rebecca Manville is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 2007. She has an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Mental Health/Chemical Dependency/Mental Retardation from Columbus State Community College, a Bachelor of Social Work from Capital University, and a Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University.
Rebecca Manville is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 2007. She has an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Mental Health/Chemical Dependency/Mental Retardation from Columbus State Community College, a Bachelor of Social Work from Capital University, and a Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University.
(937) 446-6415 View (937) 446-6415
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Brenda Wolfe
LPCC
Verified Verified
Medway, OH 45341
Brenda Wolfe is a Clinical Counselor - Supervisor with more than 20 years experience specializing in depression, anxiety, grief/loss, life transitions and aging. She uses a person-centered approach, utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques to meet the unique needs of each client.
Brenda Wolfe is a Clinical Counselor - Supervisor with more than 20 years experience specializing in depression, anxiety, grief/loss, life transitions and aging. She uses a person-centered approach, utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques to meet the unique needs of each client.
(937) 882-2957 View (937) 882-2957
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Julie Swain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Medway, OH 45341
Julie Swain is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 2021. Julie achieved a dual bachelors in 2002 from Ohio University in Psychology and Communications, after which she spent 8 years working in the mental health field. The majority of those years included providing school-based services within local metropolitan and suburban high schools supporting teenagers. In addition, she has five years of experience working part-time in the inpatient hospitalization setting with youth and adults seeking mental health treatment.
Julie Swain is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ohio who has been practicing since 2021. Julie achieved a dual bachelors in 2002 from Ohio University in Psychology and Communications, after which she spent 8 years working in the mental health field. The majority of those years included providing school-based services within local metropolitan and suburban high schools supporting teenagers. In addition, she has five years of experience working part-time in the inpatient hospitalization setting with youth and adults seeking mental health treatment.
(937) 582-9372 View (937) 582-9372

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Aizhan Kydykeeva
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Dude. Have you felt d i f f e r e n t since 2020? Like, it’s hard to describe and pinpoint it, but you know/feel/sense that you’re now somehow different? For instance, you don’t like the same things you used to like (food, shows, music, places, p e o p l e - you name it)… and overall, you just feel oddly disconnected from your current lifestyle. Maybe you feel “trapped” or “stuck” and don’t know where to go or what comes next? Here’s another BIG one – you’ve rarely felt like you truly belonged in this world. Like, something is unique about YOU. You’re a weirdo - always have been. Congrats!
Dude. Have you felt d i f f e r e n t since 2020? Like, it’s hard to describe and pinpoint it, but you know/feel/sense that you’re now somehow different? For instance, you don’t like the same things you used to like (food, shows, music, places, p e o p l e - you name it)… and overall, you just feel oddly disconnected from your current lifestyle. Maybe you feel “trapped” or “stuck” and don’t know where to go or what comes next? Here’s another BIG one – you’ve rarely felt like you truly belonged in this world. Like, something is unique about YOU. You’re a weirdo - always have been. Congrats!
(937) 583-6807 View (937) 583-6807
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Telehealth Positive Perspectives Inc. Online
Psychologist, PsyD, PhD, LISW, LPCC, LICDC
Verified Verified
Fairborn, OH 45324  (Online Only)
Are you looking for counseling sessions at the touch of a button? You can find what you need at Positive Perspectives Counseling Online. We offer you mental health care from the comfort of your Ohio home or office. Our Telehealth psychologists, social workers, and counselors will work with you to design a unique counseling plan that will work best for your circumstances. Applying to become a PPInc. Client is as easy as checking out our website ( ppinc.group ) and clicking on our Home Page's "Online Form." Just clicking the button will take you to our HIPAA-secure digital form: Application to Become a PPInc. Client. Check us out!
Are you looking for counseling sessions at the touch of a button? You can find what you need at Positive Perspectives Counseling Online. We offer you mental health care from the comfort of your Ohio home or office. Our Telehealth psychologists, social workers, and counselors will work with you to design a unique counseling plan that will work best for your circumstances. Applying to become a PPInc. Client is as easy as checking out our website ( ppinc.group ) and clicking on our Home Page's "Online Form." Just clicking the button will take you to our HIPAA-secure digital form: Application to Become a PPInc. Client. Check us out!
(937) 900-9214 View (937) 900-9214
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Savannah Burgess-Flack
MS, CT
Verified Verified
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
I love helping people bounce back from challenging times in their lives. I believe strongly in balancing self, family, and work and enjoy helping people find their own balance!
I love helping people bounce back from challenging times in their lives. I believe strongly in balancing self, family, and work and enjoy helping people find their own balance!
(937) 203-2301 View (937) 203-2301
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Brenda Howell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Clients who see me often struggle with feeling hopeless, alone, trouble getting out of bed. Or some are in relationships and having trouble communicating. Some have children with issues at school and not sure how to help them. They are tried of feeling the way they do and want help. This is not how they envisioned life to be like. They want so much more out of their marriage, for their kids, for themselves. They want to be done fighting and carrying everything on their shoulders alone. They want help with the worrisome thoughts and controlling emotions. They would like to know they are not alone dealing with life struggles.
Clients who see me often struggle with feeling hopeless, alone, trouble getting out of bed. Or some are in relationships and having trouble communicating. Some have children with issues at school and not sure how to help them. They are tried of feeling the way they do and want help. This is not how they envisioned life to be like. They want so much more out of their marriage, for their kids, for themselves. They want to be done fighting and carrying everything on their shoulders alone. They want help with the worrisome thoughts and controlling emotions. They would like to know they are not alone dealing with life struggles.
(937) 502-3858 View (937) 502-3858
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Navigation Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tipp City, OH 45371
I am a clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience in the field, serving clients from all walks of life. I have worked across a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, veterans' organizations, LGBTQ organizations, domestic violence survivors and the courts. I work closely with my clients to address symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues, parenting problems and career challenges. I recognize that many people may have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse, and work to create a safe, non judgmental and accepting space for healing.
I am a clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience in the field, serving clients from all walks of life. I have worked across a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, veterans' organizations, LGBTQ organizations, domestic violence survivors and the courts. I work closely with my clients to address symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues, parenting problems and career challenges. I recognize that many people may have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse, and work to create a safe, non judgmental and accepting space for healing.
(937) 907-1812 View (937) 907-1812
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Debra Cypryla — Lighthouse Of Healing Counseling Services Llc
Counselor, MS, LPCC-S, CCTP, CIMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Beavercreek, OH 45431
Self-awareness to know when to contact a counselor for therapy is the first step to reaching your goal. Are you seeking help with coping skills and relief from intrusive mental thoughts you are unable to escape? Are you someone dealing with intrusive mental health issues that are impeding your ability to function in your daily life? Do you seek help to learn healthy ways of dealing with stress, anxiety, and gain emotional regulation? I would like to work with individuals who want to be accepted, who want to be met where they are, and who need help to get to where they want to be.
Self-awareness to know when to contact a counselor for therapy is the first step to reaching your goal. Are you seeking help with coping skills and relief from intrusive mental thoughts you are unable to escape? Are you someone dealing with intrusive mental health issues that are impeding your ability to function in your daily life? Do you seek help to learn healthy ways of dealing with stress, anxiety, and gain emotional regulation? I would like to work with individuals who want to be accepted, who want to be met where they are, and who need help to get to where they want to be.
(937) 468-4299 View (937) 468-4299
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Brooke Snow
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
New Carlisle, OH 45344  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to Enlightened Mind Counseling, LLC! I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in Ohio and I am honored to join you on your journey to wellness. I offer a unique experience to my clients integrating modern new-age philosophies and practices into evidence based therapeutic interventions. With my 10 years of experience working in the mental health field, I assist clients through difficulty adjusting to life transitions, building a better understanding of their identity, and unlocking their true potential while navigating life’s challenges.
Welcome to Enlightened Mind Counseling, LLC! I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in Ohio and I am honored to join you on your journey to wellness. I offer a unique experience to my clients integrating modern new-age philosophies and practices into evidence based therapeutic interventions. With my 10 years of experience working in the mental health field, I assist clients through difficulty adjusting to life transitions, building a better understanding of their identity, and unlocking their true potential while navigating life’s challenges.
(937) 770-8596 View (937) 770-8596
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Tracey Stute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
Seeking help is courageous, taking the first step is the hardest. I am happy you are here and I'm looking forward to exploring how therapy may play a crucial role in your journey towards mental health and well-being. People have a variety of reasons for pursuing counseling, like reducing the negative impact of stress and anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. You may be wading through career difficulties and navigating challenging life transitions. If any of this sounds familiar there is hope.
Seeking help is courageous, taking the first step is the hardest. I am happy you are here and I'm looking forward to exploring how therapy may play a crucial role in your journey towards mental health and well-being. People have a variety of reasons for pursuing counseling, like reducing the negative impact of stress and anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. You may be wading through career difficulties and navigating challenging life transitions. If any of this sounds familiar there is hope.
(937) 709-5998 View (937) 709-5998
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Debra Lisa Pence
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LPC, LICDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Carlisle, OH 45344
Not accepting new clients
**Not accepting new clients at this time** Do you ever ask yourself, “How did my life get like this??” Do you feel trapped in a hopeless cycle of your own, or someone else’s, unhealthy choices? Sometimes it can feel like there is just no way out of a bad situation and every turn leads to a dead end. Unable to find a way out, we are left feeling totally out of control of our own lives and often overwhelmed by fear, anxiety, depression, chronic anger, irritability, and hopelessness. Let me tell you now, based on a combination of my personal and professional experience – you do not have to live like this!
**Not accepting new clients at this time** Do you ever ask yourself, “How did my life get like this??” Do you feel trapped in a hopeless cycle of your own, or someone else’s, unhealthy choices? Sometimes it can feel like there is just no way out of a bad situation and every turn leads to a dead end. Unable to find a way out, we are left feeling totally out of control of our own lives and often overwhelmed by fear, anxiety, depression, chronic anger, irritability, and hopelessness. Let me tell you now, based on a combination of my personal and professional experience – you do not have to live like this!
(937) 230-8547 View (937) 230-8547

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Medway, OH

10+

Therapists in Medway, OH who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
91% Depression
73% Grief
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Life Transitions
64% Bipolar Disorder
45% ADHD

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Medway, OH see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Medway?

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.