Therapists in Coraopolis, PA

Photo of Jennifer Ruttinger, MA, NCC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Jennifer Ruttinger
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
I am passionate about empowering individuals to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. I am committed to forming strong, trusting relationships with clients, believing that the therapeutic alliance is at the heart of treatment. I believe in working together to create meaningful change across all areas: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social.
I am passionate about empowering individuals to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. I am committed to forming strong, trusting relationships with clients, believing that the therapeutic alliance is at the heart of treatment. I believe in working together to create meaningful change across all areas: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social.
(412) 318-9368 View (412) 318-9368
Photo of Katelyn Jakubovic, MA, NCC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Katelyn Jakubovic
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The brain is wider than the sky.- Emily Dickinson. Over my time in practice, I have come to learn that much of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors stem from parental figures and relationships, childhood experiences, significant life events, as well as responses to the here and now. My goal is to work collaboratively with you, to support you, and to assist you in attending to what you feel is important through the cultivation of a strength-based, empathetic, and warm environment.
The brain is wider than the sky.- Emily Dickinson. Over my time in practice, I have come to learn that much of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors stem from parental figures and relationships, childhood experiences, significant life events, as well as responses to the here and now. My goal is to work collaboratively with you, to support you, and to assist you in attending to what you feel is important through the cultivation of a strength-based, empathetic, and warm environment.
(412) 899-1042 View (412) 899-1042
Photo of Dave Spence, MSEd, Pre-Licensed Professional
Dave Spence
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
I work hard to help each client connect more fully with what their heart, mind, and body are telling them right here and right now so that they can utilize this awareness to more choicefully navigate how they make contact with the world around them. I will support you at a pace that you set while offering friendly invitations to challenge yourself in ways that lead to meaningful growth. I stress creating a safe environment free from judgment, guilt, or shame, where you will not only be heard but you will also feel heard. If this sounds like what you are looking for, I warmly invite you to reach out to me via phone or email.
I work hard to help each client connect more fully with what their heart, mind, and body are telling them right here and right now so that they can utilize this awareness to more choicefully navigate how they make contact with the world around them. I will support you at a pace that you set while offering friendly invitations to challenge yourself in ways that lead to meaningful growth. I stress creating a safe environment free from judgment, guilt, or shame, where you will not only be heard but you will also feel heard. If this sounds like what you are looking for, I warmly invite you to reach out to me via phone or email.
(412) 538-6633 View (412) 538-6633
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Danielle Marie Dawgiello
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC, MS, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** I believe that one’s full potential is based on a foundation of trust, support, creativity, and awareness of what brings out the best in them. At times, anxiety and depression symptoms can prevent you from seeing your true potential. I meet you where you are to employ reframing, identifying triggers and thought patterns, and working through those feelings of “stuck ness” that sometimes blur our view of self. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Professional Counseling, including mental health counseling and vocational rehabilitation counseling (Career Counseling).
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** I believe that one’s full potential is based on a foundation of trust, support, creativity, and awareness of what brings out the best in them. At times, anxiety and depression symptoms can prevent you from seeing your true potential. I meet you where you are to employ reframing, identifying triggers and thought patterns, and working through those feelings of “stuck ness” that sometimes blur our view of self. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Professional Counseling, including mental health counseling and vocational rehabilitation counseling (Career Counseling).
(412) 214-7058 View (412) 214-7058
Photo of Brittani Williamson, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Brittani Williamson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
I have a passion for helping individuals find their inner strength and live life to the fullest. I recognize the importance of establishing a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship and I try to create a safe enough space where healing can take place. I have experience as a therapist, clinical manager, and clinical director with different organizations that has equipped me with the ability to recognize the importance of individualizing therapy for each person, taking into account their diverse backgrounds. I take a strengths-based approach to therapy and will collaborate with you to explore your own unique goals.
I have a passion for helping individuals find their inner strength and live life to the fullest. I recognize the importance of establishing a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship and I try to create a safe enough space where healing can take place. I have experience as a therapist, clinical manager, and clinical director with different organizations that has equipped me with the ability to recognize the importance of individualizing therapy for each person, taking into account their diverse backgrounds. I take a strengths-based approach to therapy and will collaborate with you to explore your own unique goals.
(412) 538-6571 View (412) 538-6571
Photo of Rachael L Perlick, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Rachael L Perlick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Healing happens within relationship. That has been my personal experience and my primary focus in the counseling relationship. I strongly believe that we are all doing the best that we can at any given moment. However we are managing to cope, having a trusting and safe place to be is essential. My first task in any counseling relationship is to establish and build upon that safe place. As the counseling relationship builds and strengthens, we will collaboratively develop a plan for meeting your goals. I will work to gently guide you in growing and sustaining compassion and care for yourself during that process.
Healing happens within relationship. That has been my personal experience and my primary focus in the counseling relationship. I strongly believe that we are all doing the best that we can at any given moment. However we are managing to cope, having a trusting and safe place to be is essential. My first task in any counseling relationship is to establish and build upon that safe place. As the counseling relationship builds and strengthens, we will collaboratively develop a plan for meeting your goals. I will work to gently guide you in growing and sustaining compassion and care for yourself during that process.
(878) 205-0590 View (878) 205-0590
Photo of Ariana Wood, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ariana Wood
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
I specialize in adolescent and adult counseling for those coping with trauma, anxiety, parenting stress, cancer treatment or survival of cancer, and adult insecure attachment. I have over 5 years of experience working in human services and received my Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. I believe everyone is shaped by their past, but the past can sometimes come to haunt you. Arriving at a place of peace often involves reprocessing those past painful memories and facing the negative messages that those experiences told you about yourself.
I specialize in adolescent and adult counseling for those coping with trauma, anxiety, parenting stress, cancer treatment or survival of cancer, and adult insecure attachment. I have over 5 years of experience working in human services and received my Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. I believe everyone is shaped by their past, but the past can sometimes come to haunt you. Arriving at a place of peace often involves reprocessing those past painful memories and facing the negative messages that those experiences told you about yourself.
(412) 274-8143 View (412) 274-8143
Photo of Jenna Szuchy, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jenna Szuchy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Waitlist for new clients
Every journey is different, I'm here to help you along the way and identify your needs, wants and coping skills. You already have strengths, you just may need some help identifying them! I have experience with mood disorders, anxiety, transition, and trauma. You may have a history of trauma, are pregnant or postpartum, suspect you have ADHD or have symptoms you just can't seem to explain. It’s important to recognize your unique needs— and I’ll help you get there!
Every journey is different, I'm here to help you along the way and identify your needs, wants and coping skills. You already have strengths, you just may need some help identifying them! I have experience with mood disorders, anxiety, transition, and trauma. You may have a history of trauma, are pregnant or postpartum, suspect you have ADHD or have symptoms you just can't seem to explain. It’s important to recognize your unique needs— and I’ll help you get there!
(412) 561-9623 View (412) 561-9623
Photo of Jaclyn Elizabeth Wasco, LPC, MEd, MA, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jaclyn Elizabeth Wasco
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Opening yourself up to someone takes a lot of courage. Just beginning this step, looking for a therapist, shows that courage, whether it's for yourself or a family member. I have worked extensively with children (4+) teenagers, and families over the past 10 years in different mediums. I begin by helping my client to feel safe and and encouraged. One of the most important aspects of beginning this relationship is to encourage clients to identify strengths, resilience, and areas for growth. We will work by applying these strengths to address your goals and develop and practice coping skills to increase your belief in yourself.
Opening yourself up to someone takes a lot of courage. Just beginning this step, looking for a therapist, shows that courage, whether it's for yourself or a family member. I have worked extensively with children (4+) teenagers, and families over the past 10 years in different mediums. I begin by helping my client to feel safe and and encouraged. One of the most important aspects of beginning this relationship is to encourage clients to identify strengths, resilience, and areas for growth. We will work by applying these strengths to address your goals and develop and practice coping skills to increase your belief in yourself.
(412) 534-5298 View (412) 534-5298
Photo of Samantha Bohr, LPC, CAADC, CCTP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Samantha Bohr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
The ‘first step’ is always the hardest… Therapy is the just the beginning towards making positive, meaningful, goal oriented changes in all areas of your life. I provide a safe space to openly discuss the struggles of life, to help identify the changes that need to take place for your own personal growth and support you, while overcoming those challenges of change in your life journey. Using your own goals and individual strengths, together, we will build your resilience and confidence by utilizing coping strategies.
The ‘first step’ is always the hardest… Therapy is the just the beginning towards making positive, meaningful, goal oriented changes in all areas of your life. I provide a safe space to openly discuss the struggles of life, to help identify the changes that need to take place for your own personal growth and support you, while overcoming those challenges of change in your life journey. Using your own goals and individual strengths, together, we will build your resilience and confidence by utilizing coping strategies.
(814) 885-3690 View (814) 885-3690
Photo of Megan Berringer, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Megan Berringer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Not accepting new clients
If you are someone who comes to therapy with the goal of improving your quality of life with some hesitancy and skepticism about the systems and structures that have led you here, then I would love the opportunity to work with you. I do not believe that it is possible to be non-judgmental. Instead, I utilize radical empathy and eclectic approach to clarify your needs and wants within your own lived experience. The therapeutic relationship is an important one, and I strive to model effective communication, healthy boundaries and realistic expectations in our work together.
If you are someone who comes to therapy with the goal of improving your quality of life with some hesitancy and skepticism about the systems and structures that have led you here, then I would love the opportunity to work with you. I do not believe that it is possible to be non-judgmental. Instead, I utilize radical empathy and eclectic approach to clarify your needs and wants within your own lived experience. The therapeutic relationship is an important one, and I strive to model effective communication, healthy boundaries and realistic expectations in our work together.
(412) 960-2614 View (412) 960-2614
Photo of Amy Grace McLaughlin, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Amy Grace McLaughlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
This is the moment, the moment that you choose to begin your journey to freedom. It is your opportunity to take control, to stop simply surviving and start the journey to your best life. It is my belief, and I am passionate in that belief, that you can change your life for the better. You can experience the joy and peace you’ve been hoping to find; you can live your life to the fullest.
This is the moment, the moment that you choose to begin your journey to freedom. It is your opportunity to take control, to stop simply surviving and start the journey to your best life. It is my belief, and I am passionate in that belief, that you can change your life for the better. You can experience the joy and peace you’ve been hoping to find; you can live your life to the fullest.
(412) 424-6036 View (412) 424-6036
Photo of Mikayla Bogaski, MS, NCC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Mikayla Bogaski
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families to address emotion regulation, parenting approaches, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, executive functioning problems, and attachment issues. I use an eclectic approach to counseling, drawing from different theories to best meet each individual client’s needs. I meet clients where they are at and draw from their strengths to help them create meaningful connections between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Growth and positive change comes from the exploration and incorporation of all parts of the self.
I have worked with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families to address emotion regulation, parenting approaches, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, executive functioning problems, and attachment issues. I use an eclectic approach to counseling, drawing from different theories to best meet each individual client’s needs. I meet clients where they are at and draw from their strengths to help them create meaningful connections between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Growth and positive change comes from the exploration and incorporation of all parts of the self.
(412) 228-0173 View (412) 228-0173
Photo of Nicole E Vozza, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Nicole E Vozza
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Iyanla Vanzant. said -"Do what brings you joy, and your purpose will unfold." We all go through something at some point in our lives and reaching out for help can be difficult. I am glad you did reach out. I bring over 10 years of experience in the areas of Substance Use, Mental Health, Dual Diagnosis and Sex Offenders. I cultivate a welcoming, trusting, and safe environment. This environment allows us to collaborate our efforts, focusing on your needs, enhance existing and gain new coping skills to improve life's purpose and reduce stress.
Iyanla Vanzant. said -"Do what brings you joy, and your purpose will unfold." We all go through something at some point in our lives and reaching out for help can be difficult. I am glad you did reach out. I bring over 10 years of experience in the areas of Substance Use, Mental Health, Dual Diagnosis and Sex Offenders. I cultivate a welcoming, trusting, and safe environment. This environment allows us to collaborate our efforts, focusing on your needs, enhance existing and gain new coping skills to improve life's purpose and reduce stress.
(412) 274-8265 View (412) 274-8265
Photo of Kathleen Locmelis, MHS, CRC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kathleen Locmelis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHS, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Accepting new clients in person and telehealth. In his poem, The Guesthouse, Rumi compares being human to a guest house,“every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.” Are any of these visitors taking up too much space in your life and making it hard to “keep it all together”?Have you experienced a visit of change, loss, or trauma that has turned everything you know upside down-or even just a bit sideways?Are you curious about how to live out better stories at home, school, work, and your social life, but just not sure where to start -or if it is even possible?
Accepting new clients in person and telehealth. In his poem, The Guesthouse, Rumi compares being human to a guest house,“every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.” Are any of these visitors taking up too much space in your life and making it hard to “keep it all together”?Have you experienced a visit of change, loss, or trauma that has turned everything you know upside down-or even just a bit sideways?Are you curious about how to live out better stories at home, school, work, and your social life, but just not sure where to start -or if it is even possible?
(412) 547-8770 View (412) 547-8770
Photo of Lucinda M Safran, LPC, NCC, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lucinda M Safran
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Lucinda has over 15 years working in the mental health field with 7 in outpatient therapy. Lucinda has worked with a wide range of clients, but specializes in women going through any form of difficult life change and teenagers/adolescents. She also has extensive experience in family therapy. She believes in building a strong therapeutic rapport and feels it is very important clients finish therapy feeling empowered and confident. Reach out today. She can't wait to start this journey with you.
Lucinda has over 15 years working in the mental health field with 7 in outpatient therapy. Lucinda has worked with a wide range of clients, but specializes in women going through any form of difficult life change and teenagers/adolescents. She also has extensive experience in family therapy. She believes in building a strong therapeutic rapport and feels it is very important clients finish therapy feeling empowered and confident. Reach out today. She can't wait to start this journey with you.
(412) 743-8612 View (412) 743-8612
Photo of Sandra Davis, MA, NCC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Sandra Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Coraopolis, PA 15108  (Online Only)
Feeling anxious? Depressed? Maybe you find yourself using substances or unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage stressors? My ideal clients are adults or adolescents who are seeking relief from anxiety, depression, or substance use. Whether you are an individual or are seeking sessions for the entire family, I consider myself a guest on your journey to strength and wellness.
Feeling anxious? Depressed? Maybe you find yourself using substances or unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage stressors? My ideal clients are adults or adolescents who are seeking relief from anxiety, depression, or substance use. Whether you are an individual or are seeking sessions for the entire family, I consider myself a guest on your journey to strength and wellness.
(724) 573-8141 View (724) 573-8141
Photo of Bryanna Kort, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Bryanna Kort
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Waitlist for new clients
Hello there! I’m very happy you decided to take the first step in your therapy journey. Believe it or not you already possess the skills and tools you need to lead a better life. I am just here to help you unlock them! Are you struggling from anxiety and/or depression? Having a hard time managing relationships? Can't get past things that have happened in your life? Want to work on problems with family members, partner or children? I know how to help!
Hello there! I’m very happy you decided to take the first step in your therapy journey. Believe it or not you already possess the skills and tools you need to lead a better life. I am just here to help you unlock them! Are you struggling from anxiety and/or depression? Having a hard time managing relationships? Can't get past things that have happened in your life? Want to work on problems with family members, partner or children? I know how to help!
(412) 307-9032 View (412) 307-9032
Photo of Chelsey Naum Purpura, MS, EMDR, Licensed Professional Counselor
Chelsey Naum Purpura
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108
Not accepting new clients
Do you wish to feel free from the burdens of trauma, shame, and emotional pain? Do you wish that your anxiety could feel more manageable, and that your perception of yourself was one of love? Do you wish to live a life filled with confidence, patience, compassion and understanding? Of course you do! You are human and we all want to heal from the emotional wounds that we are carrying- we are biologically wired to move towards that direction. If you are ready to focus on that personal growth and healing, look no further- let's do this!
Do you wish to feel free from the burdens of trauma, shame, and emotional pain? Do you wish that your anxiety could feel more manageable, and that your perception of yourself was one of love? Do you wish to live a life filled with confidence, patience, compassion and understanding? Of course you do! You are human and we all want to heal from the emotional wounds that we are carrying- we are biologically wired to move towards that direction. If you are ready to focus on that personal growth and healing, look no further- let's do this!
(412) 424-6916 View (412) 424-6916
Photo of Jessica Samantha Rumbaugh, LPC, LPCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jessica Samantha Rumbaugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coraopolis, PA 15108  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I excel at helping those with mood or anxiety disorders learn more effective behaviors. I find I work well with people who are open to learning a variety of skills to make change more of a reality in their life, whether this change is handling stress better, working to improve relationships, being more 'present' in life, or just being able to get out of bed and make it through the day. We're all human, and everyone deserves the support to build their life worth living. It is my joy to help others in that building process.
I excel at helping those with mood or anxiety disorders learn more effective behaviors. I find I work well with people who are open to learning a variety of skills to make change more of a reality in their life, whether this change is handling stress better, working to improve relationships, being more 'present' in life, or just being able to get out of bed and make it through the day. We're all human, and everyone deserves the support to build their life worth living. It is my joy to help others in that building process.
(412) 214-7698 View (412) 214-7698

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Coraopolis, PA

90+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Coraopolis, PA who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
94% Depression
82% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% Cigna and Evernorth
92% Aetna
87% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Coraopolis, PA see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Coraopolis?

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.