Therapists in Tallmadge, OH

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Paramount Behavioral Health
Counselor, LPCC/S, LICDC
Verified Verified
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Licensed Professional Counselors at Paramount Behavioral have a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Some are even former Police Officers and Military Veterans who specialize in Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, PTSD, Phobias, Anxiety, Depression, and other mental and emotional conditions. They are licensed, qualified, and highly regarded in their field.
Licensed Professional Counselors at Paramount Behavioral have a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Some are even former Police Officers and Military Veterans who specialize in Anger Management, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, PTSD, Phobias, Anxiety, Depression, and other mental and emotional conditions. They are licensed, qualified, and highly regarded in their field.
(234) 231-9458 View (234) 231-9458
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TK Counseling and Wellness
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Tallmadge, OH 44278  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression, trauma, life stressors, grief, and relationship/marital problems all bring clients to services. Despite the reason, I am here to validate your experiences and come alongside you as you seek healing and wellness. We will work together to identify personal goals that serve to move you forward. I provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive therapeutic environment. It is within this therapeutic environment that change occurs! We will engage in transforming skills, strategies, discussions, and insights that will bring you into the life you envision. Welcome to TK Counseling and Wellness!
Anxiety, depression, trauma, life stressors, grief, and relationship/marital problems all bring clients to services. Despite the reason, I am here to validate your experiences and come alongside you as you seek healing and wellness. We will work together to identify personal goals that serve to move you forward. I provide a safe, welcoming, and inclusive therapeutic environment. It is within this therapeutic environment that change occurs! We will engage in transforming skills, strategies, discussions, and insights that will bring you into the life you envision. Welcome to TK Counseling and Wellness!
(330) 771-9377 View (330) 771-9377
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Christina T. Hoehn-Shackelford
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MSEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Have you been struggling with anxiety and are unsure of how to manage it? Do you feel stressed in social situations or in public spaces? Are you tired of having nervous energy, unhelpful thoughts, and physical symptoms related to stress? Or are you dealing with relationship problems? Feeling as though you need to learn better communication skills and ways to deal with your partner? Or need to address past trauma or disturbing events/experiences? Or struggling with negative thinking and depression? Or simply life changes that you're struggling to adjust to? These are the areas that I specialize in. Together, let's change your life.
Have you been struggling with anxiety and are unsure of how to manage it? Do you feel stressed in social situations or in public spaces? Are you tired of having nervous energy, unhelpful thoughts, and physical symptoms related to stress? Or are you dealing with relationship problems? Feeling as though you need to learn better communication skills and ways to deal with your partner? Or need to address past trauma or disturbing events/experiences? Or struggling with negative thinking and depression? Or simply life changes that you're struggling to adjust to? These are the areas that I specialize in. Together, let's change your life.
(216) 242-4617 View (216) 242-4617
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Ryan Reneé Moore
Counselor, MA Ed, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tallmadge, OH 44278
I am an experienced therapist who is dedicated to working with adolescents through adults who are dealing with trauma, eating disorders, self-injury, mood disorders, and more. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervisor with a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling. I have been working in this field since 2012 (as an intern), 2014 licensed. I am located at a private practice, currently seeing clients in office and telehealth. I have a dog named Nova that is with me every day. He's very loving and learning to read emotions on his journey to being a therapy dog.
I am an experienced therapist who is dedicated to working with adolescents through adults who are dealing with trauma, eating disorders, self-injury, mood disorders, and more. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervisor with a Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling. I have been working in this field since 2012 (as an intern), 2014 licensed. I am located at a private practice, currently seeing clients in office and telehealth. I have a dog named Nova that is with me every day. He's very loving and learning to read emotions on his journey to being a therapy dog.
(234) 409-4839 View (234) 409-4839
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Wendy M Hogan
Counselor, MAEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Live to Thrive is a professional counseling practice that was established from a passion to help individuals to live their best life. We strive to help strengthen personal, work, and family relationships through self exploration and increased awareness. Live to Thrive, LLC, offers services to individuals, couples, and families. Through our years of experience we understand that treatment needs to be focused on an individual's identified concerns. We are here to help you develop skills to improve your quality of life.
Live to Thrive is a professional counseling practice that was established from a passion to help individuals to live their best life. We strive to help strengthen personal, work, and family relationships through self exploration and increased awareness. Live to Thrive, LLC, offers services to individuals, couples, and families. Through our years of experience we understand that treatment needs to be focused on an individual's identified concerns. We are here to help you develop skills to improve your quality of life.
(234) 813-4120 View (234) 813-4120
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Dana Burghardt
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MAEd, LPCC-S, CDCA
Verified Verified
Tallmadge, OH 44278
How we help depends on you. Located in Akron, Ohio, we believe you know yourself, and your child, the best. Therefore, therapy is individually based on what you would like to see change. Our counselors are here for you and we provide the best counseling services to you. We focus on cognitive behavioral therapy among others to help you become the best you can be. We provide counseling services to children, adolescents and adults to treat mental health problems that are interfering with a person’s daily functioning. Our services include individual counseling, family counseling and couples counseling.
How we help depends on you. Located in Akron, Ohio, we believe you know yourself, and your child, the best. Therefore, therapy is individually based on what you would like to see change. Our counselors are here for you and we provide the best counseling services to you. We focus on cognitive behavioral therapy among others to help you become the best you can be. We provide counseling services to children, adolescents and adults to treat mental health problems that are interfering with a person’s daily functioning. Our services include individual counseling, family counseling and couples counseling.
(330) 624-8604 View (330) 624-8604
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Madison Sprang
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tallmadge, OH 44278
I have a passion for helping individuals find their strengths and be able to use them in their daily lives. I enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds and different areas of focus such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, peer relationships, school problems, sports performance, and LGBTQ+ related issues. I enjoy utilizing several treatment modalities including person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic, solution-focused, and strengths-based therapies. I work with clients ages 16 and older. I hope to create a comfortable space of empowerment and validation as you share your life story.
I have a passion for helping individuals find their strengths and be able to use them in their daily lives. I enjoy working with clients from diverse backgrounds and different areas of focus such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, peer relationships, school problems, sports performance, and LGBTQ+ related issues. I enjoy utilizing several treatment modalities including person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic, solution-focused, and strengths-based therapies. I work with clients ages 16 and older. I hope to create a comfortable space of empowerment and validation as you share your life story.
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Elizabeth Manzetti
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NASMCPT, CNC
Verified Verified
Tallmadge, OH 44278
I enjoy helping clients transform challenges into growth. I work with adults of all ages (especially college students) struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and with adjusting to life changes. No two people are alike, and I am able to connect with a diverse set of clients in order to meet them where they are. I delight in assisting each individual client to achieve their goals, overcome struggles, and create meaning. I operate under the style of Motivational Interviewing, and I utilize an eclectic style, drawing from cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, and existential therapy.
I enjoy helping clients transform challenges into growth. I work with adults of all ages (especially college students) struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and with adjusting to life changes. No two people are alike, and I am able to connect with a diverse set of clients in order to meet them where they are. I delight in assisting each individual client to achieve their goals, overcome struggles, and create meaning. I operate under the style of Motivational Interviewing, and I utilize an eclectic style, drawing from cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, and existential therapy.
(234) 324-3812 View (234) 324-3812

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Stephanie Farrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Akron, OH 44306
My goal is to provide you with unwavering support as you navigate your path toward finding the perfect fit. While my expertise spans various demographics, most clients are adolescents and adults. I deeply empathize with the challenges that life can bring, and I'm dedicated to accompanying you on your journey to tackle stress, anxiety, and mood disorders that are particularly pertinent during this transformative stage of life. Drawing from my experience as a retired combat veteran, I possess a unique understanding of the intricate mental health issues faced by veterans.
My goal is to provide you with unwavering support as you navigate your path toward finding the perfect fit. While my expertise spans various demographics, most clients are adolescents and adults. I deeply empathize with the challenges that life can bring, and I'm dedicated to accompanying you on your journey to tackle stress, anxiety, and mood disorders that are particularly pertinent during this transformative stage of life. Drawing from my experience as a retired combat veteran, I possess a unique understanding of the intricate mental health issues faced by veterans.
(330) 859-6769 View (330) 859-6769
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Holly Timberlake
Psychologist, PhD, DCEP
Verified Verified
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Waitlist for new clients
Are you aware that some issues/patterns from the past are robbing you of a healthy feeling of well-being, self-confidence, of more fulfilling relationships & life experience? Maybe you want to go deeper in your healing work than you have been able to previously with other therapies? If so, I invite you to begin individual therapy or personal/executive coaching with me. Overcome anxiety, heal PTSD, improve your relationships and your ability to be fully present and alive in this amazing world! It could likely be one of the best choices you've ever made.
Are you aware that some issues/patterns from the past are robbing you of a healthy feeling of well-being, self-confidence, of more fulfilling relationships & life experience? Maybe you want to go deeper in your healing work than you have been able to previously with other therapies? If so, I invite you to begin individual therapy or personal/executive coaching with me. Overcome anxiety, heal PTSD, improve your relationships and your ability to be fully present and alive in this amazing world! It could likely be one of the best choices you've ever made.
(330) 476-9938 View (330) 476-9938
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Samantha Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Life is a journey full of joys and challenges. Some seasons can be harder than others and make everyday tasks feel impossible and overwhelming. Whether it is the search for identity, understanding your personal history, navigating shifting moods, or facing big life changes, there is always hope and healing to be found. Together we can work towards the life you want by understanding who you are and breaking down movement towards growth into small achievable steps. However you may feel right now, you are in the right place.
Life is a journey full of joys and challenges. Some seasons can be harder than others and make everyday tasks feel impossible and overwhelming. Whether it is the search for identity, understanding your personal history, navigating shifting moods, or facing big life changes, there is always hope and healing to be found. Together we can work towards the life you want by understanding who you are and breaking down movement towards growth into small achievable steps. However you may feel right now, you are in the right place.
(330) 302-1373 View (330) 302-1373
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Catherine Ann Thier
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT-S, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Akron, OH 44313
AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Providing virtual individual and group supervision hours to MFT and LPC students and licensed providers seeking independent liccensure. I am dually licensed in Ohio. Can provide mentorship to those IMFT's seeking Approved Supervisory status wth AAMFT. Originally Obtained Approved Supervisor status with AAMFT in 1994. Virtual Sessions forming now at your convenience.
AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Providing virtual individual and group supervision hours to MFT and LPC students and licensed providers seeking independent liccensure. I am dually licensed in Ohio. Can provide mentorship to those IMFT's seeking Approved Supervisory status wth AAMFT. Originally Obtained Approved Supervisor status with AAMFT in 1994. Virtual Sessions forming now at your convenience.
(330) 222-8498 View (330) 222-8498
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Kintsugi Counseling Services LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, IMFT
Verified Verified
Hudson, OH 44236  (Online Only)
I provide personalized concierge care and work collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families, tailoring my approach to your needs and goals. I believe that the strength and potential for healing and growth lie within each person. The goal is to create a safe and supportive space for exploring experiences and developing healthy coping mechanisms and practical skills, ultimately leading to a more fulfilling life. I am virtual only for on-demand access & private pay to eliminate all barriers to treatment and protect your privacy. Please see website for details.
I provide personalized concierge care and work collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families, tailoring my approach to your needs and goals. I believe that the strength and potential for healing and growth lie within each person. The goal is to create a safe and supportive space for exploring experiences and developing healthy coping mechanisms and practical skills, ultimately leading to a more fulfilling life. I am virtual only for on-demand access & private pay to eliminate all barriers to treatment and protect your privacy. Please see website for details.
(330) 576-5259 View (330) 576-5259
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Julia McDonald
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Stow, OH 44224
Have you witnessed or experienced a highly stressful or traumatic event that is affecting you in your day-to-day life? Was this event experienced during childhood? As an adult? Traumatic experiences can include infidelity, sexual/physical/psychological abuse, neglect as a child, sudden death of a loved one, or a serious accident or illness/medical procedure. You may notice being triggered by things that never caused stress for you in the past. I have extensive training and experience helping adults recover from the emotional responses to trauma including PTSD.
Have you witnessed or experienced a highly stressful or traumatic event that is affecting you in your day-to-day life? Was this event experienced during childhood? As an adult? Traumatic experiences can include infidelity, sexual/physical/psychological abuse, neglect as a child, sudden death of a loved one, or a serious accident or illness/medical procedure. You may notice being triggered by things that never caused stress for you in the past. I have extensive training and experience helping adults recover from the emotional responses to trauma including PTSD.
(234) 803-9827 View (234) 803-9827
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Chris Cantergiani
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Akron, OH 44313
Not accepting new clients
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on emotionally focused therapy (EFT), I work with disconnected and distressed couples and individuals. This conflict may arise from family-related stress, infidelity, divorce, parenting children with disabilities, trauma, toxic work environments, and political anxiety. I am keenly focused on creating an inclusive, warm, non-judgmental environment for all my clients.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on emotionally focused therapy (EFT), I work with disconnected and distressed couples and individuals. This conflict may arise from family-related stress, infidelity, divorce, parenting children with disabilities, trauma, toxic work environments, and political anxiety. I am keenly focused on creating an inclusive, warm, non-judgmental environment for all my clients.
(330) 862-8464 View (330) 862-8464
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Cerina N Woodall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Akron, OH 44301  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to be empowered by life's obstacles which we all must face. No one should feel alone in a storm. I understand that clients want to feel heard with a sense of empathy and understanding. I have provided trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, and emotional support for managing mental health symptoms. I create a safe space for my clients to express their feelings and I provide positive feedback.
I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to be empowered by life's obstacles which we all must face. No one should feel alone in a storm. I understand that clients want to feel heard with a sense of empathy and understanding. I have provided trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, and emotional support for managing mental health symptoms. I create a safe space for my clients to express their feelings and I provide positive feedback.
(216) 677-1798 View (216) 677-1798
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Kayla Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Akron, OH 44301  (Online Only)
Seeking support can be challenging. You've come to the right place! As a licensed Independent Social Worker, my passion is to help individuals gain insight and perspective in their life. My clients feel validated, respected, and understood when they leave session. I believe every person has a right to determine how they want their life to look. My approach to therapy combines CBT/DBT concepts while considering all bio-psycho-social aspects of your life. -Note that therapists are notoriously difficult to get on the phone (we're usually in session). Email or text provides a more efficient way to access my practice.
Seeking support can be challenging. You've come to the right place! As a licensed Independent Social Worker, my passion is to help individuals gain insight and perspective in their life. My clients feel validated, respected, and understood when they leave session. I believe every person has a right to determine how they want their life to look. My approach to therapy combines CBT/DBT concepts while considering all bio-psycho-social aspects of your life. -Note that therapists are notoriously difficult to get on the phone (we're usually in session). Email or text provides a more efficient way to access my practice.
(330) 944-3867 View (330) 944-3867
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Andrew J Davis
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Fairlawn, OH 44333
If you are looking for advanced practice counseling for mental health, addiction or relationship issues, and want to be treated with care, compassion and understanding, I can help. I am part of a team of health professionals at Signature Psychiatry Associates. Everyone experiences anxiety, depression or some personal struggle; we are here to help with the momentary crisis to severe biological based illness.
If you are looking for advanced practice counseling for mental health, addiction or relationship issues, and want to be treated with care, compassion and understanding, I can help. I am part of a team of health professionals at Signature Psychiatry Associates. Everyone experiences anxiety, depression or some personal struggle; we are here to help with the momentary crisis to severe biological based illness.
(330) 460-4613 View (330) 460-4613
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Andrea Lisowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
I client because everyone has different needs. I enjoy getting to know each of my clients and how I can best work with them. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, and have a special interest in working with trauma/ PTSD, dissociation and sexual abuse. I offer EMDR Intensive sessions (sessions over 1 hour) for self pay clients. I currently see client's ages 4 and above. I am also trained in the World Professional Association For Transgender Health (WPATH) standards to evaluate and write letters for life/gender affirming care.
I client because everyone has different needs. I enjoy getting to know each of my clients and how I can best work with them. I enjoy working with clients of all ages, and have a special interest in working with trauma/ PTSD, dissociation and sexual abuse. I offer EMDR Intensive sessions (sessions over 1 hour) for self pay clients. I currently see client's ages 4 and above. I am also trained in the World Professional Association For Transgender Health (WPATH) standards to evaluate and write letters for life/gender affirming care.
(440) 290-5428 View (440) 290-5428
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Nyema Bedell
Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Waitlist for new clients
We all need someone who will listen and walk alongside us. Someone that will provide support, healing, and encouragement during our difficult times in life." I strive to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment to assist individuals, couples and/or children during every season of life.
We all need someone who will listen and walk alongside us. Someone that will provide support, healing, and encouragement during our difficult times in life." I strive to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment to assist individuals, couples and/or children during every season of life.
(234) 386-1054 View (234) 386-1054

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Number of Therapists in Tallmadge, OH

< 10

Therapists in Tallmadge, OH who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
88% Trauma and PTSD
88% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
63% Anger Management

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
86% Medical Mutual
86% SummaCare

How Therapists in Tallmadge, OH see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Tallmadge?

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.