Therapists in Homestead, PA

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Melinda Stupar Fedoris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homestead, PA 15120  (Online Only)
The scope of my practice encompasses treating those who experience Anxiety, Negative Beliefs about Self (worth, responsibility, power, choice, etc), Trauma, Body Image and Diet Culture, Life Stress, and Grief. Life can sometimes take hold of us and we feel like we have lost our grasp, I work to help those get a better hold on things again. My focus is on helping you find ways to heal and feel whole again. We often have a lot of unpacking we have to do to heal and feel lighter to move forward. I like to intertwine humor into the treatment experience.
The scope of my practice encompasses treating those who experience Anxiety, Negative Beliefs about Self (worth, responsibility, power, choice, etc), Trauma, Body Image and Diet Culture, Life Stress, and Grief. Life can sometimes take hold of us and we feel like we have lost our grasp, I work to help those get a better hold on things again. My focus is on helping you find ways to heal and feel whole again. We often have a lot of unpacking we have to do to heal and feel lighter to move forward. I like to intertwine humor into the treatment experience.
(412) 754-7758 View (412) 754-7758
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Pathway Human Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Homestead, PA 15120
Are you going through anxiety, depression, PTSD, unhealed past, that are often accompanied by sad feeling, guilt, loss, fear, and regret? Are you experiencing difficulty navigating stressful events in your steam of life? These are some of the questions that you will be able to explore in a collaborative approach. At Pathway Human Services we work with individuals experiencing difficult life transition, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma/PTSD, stressful events associated with grief and loss, relationship rupture, intrusive thoughts, racing thoughts, and unresolved past that could not go away.
Are you going through anxiety, depression, PTSD, unhealed past, that are often accompanied by sad feeling, guilt, loss, fear, and regret? Are you experiencing difficulty navigating stressful events in your steam of life? These are some of the questions that you will be able to explore in a collaborative approach. At Pathway Human Services we work with individuals experiencing difficult life transition, anxiety, depression, anger, trauma/PTSD, stressful events associated with grief and loss, relationship rupture, intrusive thoughts, racing thoughts, and unresolved past that could not go away.
(412) 482-4540 View (412) 482-4540
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Positive Pathways Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Homestead, PA 15120  (Online Only)
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. This is a quote by Dale Carnegie. It is what we truly believe to be true. Hope is always present even when you can't see it. We pride ourselves in helping others see the hope and courage they have inside of them.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. This is a quote by Dale Carnegie. It is what we truly believe to be true. Hope is always present even when you can't see it. We pride ourselves in helping others see the hope and courage they have inside of them.
(412) 226-4823 View (412) 226-4823
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David Mente
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Homestead, PA 15120
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 30 years. Having a respectful, productive working relationship with my clients is my first priority. This is true whether I am working with an adult individual, a couple, children, adolescents or families. I will encourage you to evaluate whether you are improving in the ways that you desire and will strive to provide you with treatment which suits you. I have intentionally worked in a wide variety of settings and with many different kinds of clients and problems. I welcome any questions you have and offer a free initial consultation.
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 30 years. Having a respectful, productive working relationship with my clients is my first priority. This is true whether I am working with an adult individual, a couple, children, adolescents or families. I will encourage you to evaluate whether you are improving in the ways that you desire and will strive to provide you with treatment which suits you. I have intentionally worked in a wide variety of settings and with many different kinds of clients and problems. I welcome any questions you have and offer a free initial consultation.
(412) 532-1602 View (412) 532-1602
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Jane Zinger, MA, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Homestead, PA 15120  (Online Only)
Are you feeling unsure of who you are or what you want to do with your life? Perhaps a sudden health shiftt has left you feeling lost. Maybe you've realized your upbringing was less than ideal, and you're now ready to take charge of your own life. It can be difficult to differentiate your true self from what you've always been told you were, or should be. I aim to nonjudgmentally support you in identifying your foundational strengths, interests, and personal values so you can begin to build a life befitting you. I am currently available via telehealth, and can only accept Out of Pocket payments at this time.
Are you feeling unsure of who you are or what you want to do with your life? Perhaps a sudden health shiftt has left you feeling lost. Maybe you've realized your upbringing was less than ideal, and you're now ready to take charge of your own life. It can be difficult to differentiate your true self from what you've always been told you were, or should be. I aim to nonjudgmentally support you in identifying your foundational strengths, interests, and personal values so you can begin to build a life befitting you. I am currently available via telehealth, and can only accept Out of Pocket payments at this time.
(412) 896-0124 View (412) 896-0124
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Chanel M Spaulding
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Homestead, PA 15120  (Online Only)
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my role is to assist you navigate the complexities of relationships with empathy and expertise. I believe that everyone can have the life that they desire, individually and relationally. The determining factor is: what will you do to have what you desire? You are here, so you realize you cannot do it alone. I am happy and ready to delve into this journey with you and your family help you create your path of growth, empowering you to shed old habits and embrace a life that radiates confidence and authenticity.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my role is to assist you navigate the complexities of relationships with empathy and expertise. I believe that everyone can have the life that they desire, individually and relationally. The determining factor is: what will you do to have what you desire? You are here, so you realize you cannot do it alone. I am happy and ready to delve into this journey with you and your family help you create your path of growth, empowering you to shed old habits and embrace a life that radiates confidence and authenticity.
(412) 903-3937 View (412) 903-3937
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Laura Bauder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, ATR-BC, CCTP, EMDR-PT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homestead, PA 15120  (Online Only)
Overcome trauma through EMDR and/or art therapy/talk therapy.
Overcome trauma through EMDR and/or art therapy/talk therapy.
(484) 991-4528 View (484) 991-4528
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Elizabeth Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Homestead, PA 15120
Immediate openings - Hello and welcome to my page! I am a therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals overcome mood disorders (depression, bipolar, cyclothymia, etc) but I also specialize in treating suicidal ideation. With over five years of clinical practice, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding these conditions and their impact on one's overall well-being. My experience has taught me that no two individuals are the same, and I am committed to tailoring my approach to suit your unique circumstances. I offer a welcoming environment where we will tackle what is going on.
Immediate openings - Hello and welcome to my page! I am a therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals overcome mood disorders (depression, bipolar, cyclothymia, etc) but I also specialize in treating suicidal ideation. With over five years of clinical practice, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding these conditions and their impact on one's overall well-being. My experience has taught me that no two individuals are the same, and I am committed to tailoring my approach to suit your unique circumstances. I offer a welcoming environment where we will tackle what is going on.
(412) 790-2191 View (412) 790-2191

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Chelsey Naum Purpura
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
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
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Emilee Mainali
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
What's your story? We all have different themes that play out in our lives: some are helpful and inspiring while others are counterproductive and lead us so far off track from who we want to be that we feel lost. I am here to help you identify ways to live with awareness, how to intentionally move forward knowing what is motivating you more clearly so you are no longer reacting to old patterns in work, family, relationships and life. Empower yourself, to write a new chapter.
What's your story? We all have different themes that play out in our lives: some are helpful and inspiring while others are counterproductive and lead us so far off track from who we want to be that we feel lost. I am here to help you identify ways to live with awareness, how to intentionally move forward knowing what is motivating you more clearly so you are no longer reacting to old patterns in work, family, relationships and life. Empower yourself, to write a new chapter.
(412) 515-8494 View (412) 515-8494
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Gwen F Melnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217
Would you like to feel less overwhelmed, anxious, sad, fearful, depressed or unsure of yourself? Are you going through a life transition, dealing with chronic illness, or are unproductive behaviors holding you back? Perhaps you’re unhappy at work/school, experiencing grief/loss, uncertain about your professional goals, or dissatisfied with your relationships. Life issues may seem insurmountable. Once you begin therapy with me, we'll work collaboratively to increase your self-understanding & insight. I'll help you identify & effectuate necessary life changes (step by step), embrace self acceptance, or move toward a little of both.
Would you like to feel less overwhelmed, anxious, sad, fearful, depressed or unsure of yourself? Are you going through a life transition, dealing with chronic illness, or are unproductive behaviors holding you back? Perhaps you’re unhappy at work/school, experiencing grief/loss, uncertain about your professional goals, or dissatisfied with your relationships. Life issues may seem insurmountable. Once you begin therapy with me, we'll work collaboratively to increase your self-understanding & insight. I'll help you identify & effectuate necessary life changes (step by step), embrace self acceptance, or move toward a little of both.
(412) 356-9859 View (412) 356-9859
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Elizabeth Krause, Ph.D. Telehealth Psychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Are you going through a challenging life circumstance making you vulnerable to depression or anxiety? Perhaps you're struggling with a medical diagnosis, trauma, chronic pain, or want to learn more about mindfulness or meditation. I am a dual licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and Tennessee. I have immediate openings for Telehealth sessions. I offer individual therapy for adults with Depression, Anxiety, Adult ADD, Panic, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Pain, and Trauma. Additional services include Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) DBT, ACT, Self-Hypnosis, Meditation Training, and Narcissistic Abuse Recovery.
Are you going through a challenging life circumstance making you vulnerable to depression or anxiety? Perhaps you're struggling with a medical diagnosis, trauma, chronic pain, or want to learn more about mindfulness or meditation. I am a dual licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and Tennessee. I have immediate openings for Telehealth sessions. I offer individual therapy for adults with Depression, Anxiety, Adult ADD, Panic, Sleep Disorders, Chronic Pain, and Trauma. Additional services include Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) DBT, ACT, Self-Hypnosis, Meditation Training, and Narcissistic Abuse Recovery.
(615) 527-8627 View (615) 527-8627
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Erwin K Levin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
I have been in private practice for the past approximately 25 years working primarily with adults, both individually and in couples. Although I have considerable experience with what may be described as more serious anxiety and depressive disorders, my practice more typically has consisted of individuals/couples interested in working on quality of life, relationship and general adjustment issues.
I have been in private practice for the past approximately 25 years working primarily with adults, both individually and in couples. Although I have considerable experience with what may be described as more serious anxiety and depressive disorders, my practice more typically has consisted of individuals/couples interested in working on quality of life, relationship and general adjustment issues.
(412) 219-3876 View (412) 219-3876
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Tomilyn Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPC, EMDR, PCIT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Swissvale, PA 15218
I specialize in EMDR. therapy. I also work with clients who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and more. I have training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder. I also have experience with working closely with clients who have experienced traumatic births as well as birth workers and medical providers who witness traumatic births. I have attended over 30 births as a birth doula and I understand the process of birth for parents and providers.
I specialize in EMDR. therapy. I also work with clients who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, and more. I have training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder. I also have experience with working closely with clients who have experienced traumatic births as well as birth workers and medical providers who witness traumatic births. I have attended over 30 births as a birth doula and I understand the process of birth for parents and providers.
(412) 837-8121 View (412) 837-8121
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Keith Coleman
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
In contemporary society, seeking the guidance of a therapist represents a significant stride towards achieving future success. Frequently, individuals inadvertently suppress their authentic selves and potential for the sake of others, concealing their struggles behind metaphorical masks or donning the facade of invincibility. Such actions engender internal discord, frequently precipitating challenges in personal relationships, impacting not only individuals themselves but also those around them.
In contemporary society, seeking the guidance of a therapist represents a significant stride towards achieving future success. Frequently, individuals inadvertently suppress their authentic selves and potential for the sake of others, concealing their struggles behind metaphorical masks or donning the facade of invincibility. Such actions engender internal discord, frequently precipitating challenges in personal relationships, impacting not only individuals themselves but also those around them.
(561) 783-2766 View (561) 783-2766
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Meredith Armbrust
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
The time and energy you are spending right now researching and connecting with a therapist is not easy, but it is important. Therapy is a challenging and rewarding investment in yourself and your relationships. Perhaps you want to improve connection with others, feel less stress and more satisfaction, create new ways of thinking and understanding feelings, or increase insight to change your present and future. My approach is collaborative, supportive, and flexible.
The time and energy you are spending right now researching and connecting with a therapist is not easy, but it is important. Therapy is a challenging and rewarding investment in yourself and your relationships. Perhaps you want to improve connection with others, feel less stress and more satisfaction, create new ways of thinking and understanding feelings, or increase insight to change your present and future. My approach is collaborative, supportive, and flexible.
(412) 790-2725 View (412) 790-2725
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Robert Kalas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Robert Kalas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2022. He has a Master's of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Robert believes therapy is an environment for exploration of oneself. Navigating these processes can be overwhelming, but doing so through an empathetic, non-critical approach is what Robert feels allows the individual to understand and attend to the needs causing distress. Overall, personal growth is done through exploration, and doing so through a holistic style that attends to both emotional and social needs to best build awareness into oneself.
Robert Kalas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2022. He has a Master's of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Robert believes therapy is an environment for exploration of oneself. Navigating these processes can be overwhelming, but doing so through an empathetic, non-critical approach is what Robert feels allows the individual to understand and attend to the needs causing distress. Overall, personal growth is done through exploration, and doing so through a holistic style that attends to both emotional and social needs to best build awareness into oneself.
(412) 517-7493 View (412) 517-7493
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Courtney Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, PMH-C, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Not accepting new clients
The journey to parenthood can bring up many different emotions; fear, uncertainty, unresolved pasts, self-doubt, or grief, to name a few. Trying to navigate these emotions during a time of such vulnerability can be overwhelming. Resiliency and healing are fostered through empathy, connection, and understanding, and I know that growth can come from some of the most painful experiences. In my role as a therapist, my job is to help you explore the resources you already have to help you safely navigate your own experience of parenthood.
The journey to parenthood can bring up many different emotions; fear, uncertainty, unresolved pasts, self-doubt, or grief, to name a few. Trying to navigate these emotions during a time of such vulnerability can be overwhelming. Resiliency and healing are fostered through empathy, connection, and understanding, and I know that growth can come from some of the most painful experiences. In my role as a therapist, my job is to help you explore the resources you already have to help you safely navigate your own experience of parenthood.
(412) 436-9034 View (412) 436-9034
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Karen Litzinger - Litzinger Career Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
As a career counselor exclusively, I help people clarify career and education goals and also be more successful in the job search. Are you perhaps asking the lifelong question, "What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?" Whether you are in high school or about to retire, I can help you make choices to be happier and more successful. Or do you feel like your resume is getting lost in the black hole of the Internet? I can help you present yourself in the best possible light and use your time with the most successful search strategies.
As a career counselor exclusively, I help people clarify career and education goals and also be more successful in the job search. Are you perhaps asking the lifelong question, "What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?" Whether you are in high school or about to retire, I can help you make choices to be happier and more successful. Or do you feel like your resume is getting lost in the black hole of the Internet? I can help you present yourself in the best possible light and use your time with the most successful search strategies.
(412) 852-4555 View (412) 852-4555
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Anne Weldon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Currently accepting new clients with daytime availability. It's okay to not be okay. We are living in a very strange time and we are all just doing the best we can. You might feel paralyzed because it seems like everyone else has it more together than you do. You are having to balance more, take on roles you don't want. You feel overwhelmed and uncertain and it feels like you cannot get a break. In this new world of staying at home and physical distancing, finding creative ways to maintain meaningful connection is critical.
Currently accepting new clients with daytime availability. It's okay to not be okay. We are living in a very strange time and we are all just doing the best we can. You might feel paralyzed because it seems like everyone else has it more together than you do. You are having to balance more, take on roles you don't want. You feel overwhelmed and uncertain and it feels like you cannot get a break. In this new world of staying at home and physical distancing, finding creative ways to maintain meaningful connection is critical.
(412) 545-6467 View (412) 545-6467

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Number of Therapists in Homestead, PA

< 10

Therapists in Homestead, PA who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
89% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
56% Relationship Issues
56% Other
56% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Highmark
89% Optum
67% Aetna

How Therapists in Homestead, PA see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

56% Female
44% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Homestead?

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.