Therapists in Ligonier, PA

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Faith L Sartori
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
Ligonier, PA 15658
Waitlist for new clients
The busyness of your life fools you into thinking that everything is going along splendidly. The pressure you feel every day never seems to go away. You sense the floodwaters of being overwhelmed as you say “yes” to one more thing you don’t have time for right now. Guilt arises around the fact that your energy level is so low that you have to say “no” when your child asks you to read them a book. Wondering if you will ever get out of the “rat” race you call your life, you grab for the bag of chips and start binge watching another episode of your favorite show. Maybe you will have the energy to make some changes another day.
The busyness of your life fools you into thinking that everything is going along splendidly. The pressure you feel every day never seems to go away. You sense the floodwaters of being overwhelmed as you say “yes” to one more thing you don’t have time for right now. Guilt arises around the fact that your energy level is so low that you have to say “no” when your child asks you to read them a book. Wondering if you will ever get out of the “rat” race you call your life, you grab for the bag of chips and start binge watching another episode of your favorite show. Maybe you will have the energy to make some changes another day.
(724) 824-1758 View (724) 824-1758
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Brandie Woodward
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Ligonier, PA 15658
Art Therapy, Psychotherapy-specialize in PTSD treatment stemming from sexual abuse and/or domestic violence-depression-anxiety-grief and loss treatment
Art Therapy, Psychotherapy-specialize in PTSD treatment stemming from sexual abuse and/or domestic violence-depression-anxiety-grief and loss treatment
(724) 677-3500 View (724) 677-3500
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Namaste Holistic Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ligonier, PA 15658  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I view each client as I believe God sees them, created in God’s image with infinite worth and dignity. I respect each person’s world and life view, and do my best to try to understand their world from their framework. No matter how hopeless, anxious, wounded, or down on yourself, or pleased with yourself you may be, I respect the courage you have to decide to pick up the phone to make an appointment. I provide a safe place where you can be heard and accepted before we form a path forward together. YOU are the ONLY expert of your experience. I have some education and professional experience, but together we work toward your goals.
I view each client as I believe God sees them, created in God’s image with infinite worth and dignity. I respect each person’s world and life view, and do my best to try to understand their world from their framework. No matter how hopeless, anxious, wounded, or down on yourself, or pleased with yourself you may be, I respect the courage you have to decide to pick up the phone to make an appointment. I provide a safe place where you can be heard and accepted before we form a path forward together. YOU are the ONLY expert of your experience. I have some education and professional experience, but together we work toward your goals.
(724) 997-3889 View (724) 997-3889
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Ronda Overly-Ripple
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CAADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Ligonier, PA 15658
I believe that the core to effective therapy is a strong and trusting relationship between therapist and client. Within this working relationship we can explore deeper issues and learn healthier ways of coping and bringing about positive change. People have within themselves the ability to heal but finding that inner strength is sometimes limited by unhealthy coping skills, stress, trauma and grief. It is important to treat the whole person, not just the addiction. I utilize a Person Centered/Strength Based Approach in helping clients reach their goals.
I believe that the core to effective therapy is a strong and trusting relationship between therapist and client. Within this working relationship we can explore deeper issues and learn healthier ways of coping and bringing about positive change. People have within themselves the ability to heal but finding that inner strength is sometimes limited by unhealthy coping skills, stress, trauma and grief. It is important to treat the whole person, not just the addiction. I utilize a Person Centered/Strength Based Approach in helping clients reach their goals.
(412) 231-9432 View (412) 231-9432
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Connections Counseling of Western Pennsylvania
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Div, MS, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Ligonier, PA 15658
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. In particular, I work with individuals (and their families) impacted by traumatic stress. I would describe traumatic stress as an "unhealed wound." These wounds can manifest themselves in disruptive behaviors, defiance, anxiety, depression, struggles with focus, aggression, self-injury, perfectionism and substance use. When wounds are triggered it is common for the person to engage in a fight, flight, or freeze response. The trauma oriented work that I offer assists people of all ages to engage in more effective responses to their wounds. The fight, flight, or freeze response goes away.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. In particular, I work with individuals (and their families) impacted by traumatic stress. I would describe traumatic stress as an "unhealed wound." These wounds can manifest themselves in disruptive behaviors, defiance, anxiety, depression, struggles with focus, aggression, self-injury, perfectionism and substance use. When wounds are triggered it is common for the person to engage in a fight, flight, or freeze response. The trauma oriented work that I offer assists people of all ages to engage in more effective responses to their wounds. The fight, flight, or freeze response goes away.
(878) 205-0954 View (878) 205-0954
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healthy4lifecounseling.com
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, LLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ligonier, PA 15658
Throughout life's journey, there are many paths, some more challenging than others. As we learn to make healthy habits part on of our lives, we become happier and more fulfilled in other areas. Counseling can help one work through many challenges such as: Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Work-Related Issues, Adolescent stressors (I have been working with adolescents for over 20 years in various settings), Parenting Issues, such as the unique challenges mother's of multiples encounter (I have personal experience with this, as I have twin boys), Grief and Loss,Pre-marital counseling,Marriage and Family difficulties, and Wellness.
Throughout life's journey, there are many paths, some more challenging than others. As we learn to make healthy habits part on of our lives, we become happier and more fulfilled in other areas. Counseling can help one work through many challenges such as: Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Work-Related Issues, Adolescent stressors (I have been working with adolescents for over 20 years in various settings), Parenting Issues, such as the unique challenges mother's of multiples encounter (I have personal experience with this, as I have twin boys), Grief and Loss,Pre-marital counseling,Marriage and Family difficulties, and Wellness.
(412) 339-2094 View (412) 339-2094
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Janet Gongloff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Ligonier, PA 15658
I enjoy helping clients that are ready to create positive change in their lives through working on various life issues such as grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
I enjoy helping clients that are ready to create positive change in their lives through working on various life issues such as grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
(724) 576-8934 View (724) 576-8934
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Sage Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ligonier, PA 15658
Sage Wellness Practitioners are here to walk alongside you in your journey, cultivating wellness and inspiring hope for brighter tomorrow's. Our relationships with our clients are built on a foundation of integrity, compassion, competence, & trust. Our therapists are versed in working with older adolescents and adults across the lifespan. If you are struggling with life stressors and transitions, panic, anxiety, mood instability, pain management, grief & loss and more - our behavioral health therapists can help you strengthen your self esteem, build coping strategies and shift your thinking to support a healthier and happier you.
Sage Wellness Practitioners are here to walk alongside you in your journey, cultivating wellness and inspiring hope for brighter tomorrow's. Our relationships with our clients are built on a foundation of integrity, compassion, competence, & trust. Our therapists are versed in working with older adolescents and adults across the lifespan. If you are struggling with life stressors and transitions, panic, anxiety, mood instability, pain management, grief & loss and more - our behavioral health therapists can help you strengthen your self esteem, build coping strategies and shift your thinking to support a healthier and happier you.
(878) 645-3771 View (878) 645-3771
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Heather Lee- Innersight Llc
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ligonier, PA 15658  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling with trying to figure out a better way to manage your life and situations? Do you find it hard to have motivation to do things? Do you struggle with adversity and managing stressors? Do you have issues with addictions? I try to be non-judgmental and supportive to validate people and help them learn new ways of coping and living to improve their quality of life. I also run Art Therapy groups to increase insight and mindfulness about symptoms/coping skills, which have been effective in improving moods and decreasing stress, creating a sense of community, and a family away from family (but not during COVID).
Have you been struggling with trying to figure out a better way to manage your life and situations? Do you find it hard to have motivation to do things? Do you struggle with adversity and managing stressors? Do you have issues with addictions? I try to be non-judgmental and supportive to validate people and help them learn new ways of coping and living to improve their quality of life. I also run Art Therapy groups to increase insight and mindfulness about symptoms/coping skills, which have been effective in improving moods and decreasing stress, creating a sense of community, and a family away from family (but not during COVID).
(878) 201-0437 View (878) 201-0437
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Laurie Sepe
LBS, MEd
Verified Verified
Ligonier, PA 15658
Laurie specializes in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as providing Individual Therapy to children, adolescents and young adults with a variety of mental health disorders. Laurie works closely with clients and their families in addressing mental health concerns. She provides treatment to individuals with a wide range of emotional, neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders including: depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, language and learning disorders, mood disorders, conduct disorders and oppositional defiant disorders.
Laurie specializes in treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as providing Individual Therapy to children, adolescents and young adults with a variety of mental health disorders. Laurie works closely with clients and their families in addressing mental health concerns. She provides treatment to individuals with a wide range of emotional, neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders including: depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, language and learning disorders, mood disorders, conduct disorders and oppositional defiant disorders.
(724) 246-5966 View (724) 246-5966
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Emily Drury
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ligonier, PA 15658
I’ve spent my career working with individuals diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, and other behavioral diagnosis in several settings including home, school, and community. I’ve also worked with teens and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict, and truancy concerns. I like to use an eclectic approach to therapy that includes CBT, System’s theory, Play Therapy, and Solution Focused therapy in order to individualize sessions to each client’s needs. I’m very passionate about providing a welcoming and open approach that allows for both personal and emotional growths.
I’ve spent my career working with individuals diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, and other behavioral diagnosis in several settings including home, school, and community. I’ve also worked with teens and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, parent-child conflict, and truancy concerns. I like to use an eclectic approach to therapy that includes CBT, System’s theory, Play Therapy, and Solution Focused therapy in order to individualize sessions to each client’s needs. I’m very passionate about providing a welcoming and open approach that allows for both personal and emotional growths.
(724) 294-6329 View (724) 294-6329
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Croyle-Nielsen Therapeutic Associates, Inc.
LCSW, LSW, LPC
Verified Verified
Ligonier, PA 15658
Our staff is a collection of talented and dedicated individually licensed professional clinicians (LPCs, LCSWs, and LSWs), who combine a love of their craft with a true desire to help others make real improvements to their quality of life. That passion shows in everything we do! We are a people-centered organization and we prioritize our clients, our integrity and excellence in treatment above all other things. Our aim is to be a force for good in the lives of our clients, in our communities and to put quality over quantity every time! "Serving others is our calling and the reason we are in business. We believe that our clients deserve the best service and the highest quality mental health therapy." - Amy M. Nielsen, President
Our staff is a collection of talented and dedicated individually licensed professional clinicians (LPCs, LCSWs, and LSWs), who combine a love of their craft with a true desire to help others make real improvements to their quality of life. That passion shows in everything we do! We are a people-centered organization and we prioritize our clients, our integrity and excellence in treatment above all other things. Our aim is to be a force for good in the lives of our clients, in our communities and to put quality over quantity every time! "Serving others is our calling and the reason we are in business. We believe that our clients deserve the best service and the highest quality mental health therapy." - Amy M. Nielsen, President
(814) 425-5011 View (814) 425-5011

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Rose Marie Nehls
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Latrobe, PA 15650
Are you depressed due to difficulties in your current relationship? Do you have a history of physical, sexual or verbal abuse? Do you find yourself isolating out of fear of being hurt again? If you are struggeling in these areas I have extensive training in women's and men's issues and can help with restoring your self esteem and the balance in your life. Some of the difficulties that you may be facing can also stem from the loss of someone important in your life. As a certified grief counselor I will provide guidance and encouragement during this difficult time.
Are you depressed due to difficulties in your current relationship? Do you have a history of physical, sexual or verbal abuse? Do you find yourself isolating out of fear of being hurt again? If you are struggeling in these areas I have extensive training in women's and men's issues and can help with restoring your self esteem and the balance in your life. Some of the difficulties that you may be facing can also stem from the loss of someone important in your life. As a certified grief counselor I will provide guidance and encouragement during this difficult time.
(724) 964-7024 View (724) 964-7024
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Cheryl A. Henkel
Psychologist, MS, EdS
Verified Verified
Latrobe, PA 15650
Not accepting new clients
I am a certified EMDR therapist who works with adults on trauma related issues through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a method to help people process trauma more adaptively. When a traumatic event occurs, it seems to get locked in the nervous system with the original pictures, sounds, thoughts and feelings. EMDR appears to unlock the nervous system and allows the brain to process unconscious material more adaptively.
I am a certified EMDR therapist who works with adults on trauma related issues through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is a method to help people process trauma more adaptively. When a traumatic event occurs, it seems to get locked in the nervous system with the original pictures, sounds, thoughts and feelings. EMDR appears to unlock the nervous system and allows the brain to process unconscious material more adaptively.
(724) 565-3976 View (724) 565-3976
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Stefani Dzikiy-Wasil
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Latrobe, PA 15650  (Online Only)
Sometimes you just need someone to listen and be there. Everyone experiences difficult situations from time to time and counseling can help you keep things in perspective and maintain a hopeful outlook. I would describe myself as creative, flexible, results driven, and interested in lifelong learning.
Sometimes you just need someone to listen and be there. Everyone experiences difficult situations from time to time and counseling can help you keep things in perspective and maintain a hopeful outlook. I would describe myself as creative, flexible, results driven, and interested in lifelong learning.
(724) 573-8704 View (724) 573-8704
Photo of Lauralee Vargo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ligonier, PA
Lauralee Vargo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Latrobe, PA 15650
Do you ever find yourself stressed, sad, or frustrated more often than you would like? Do you want to learn ways to manage your symptoms and feelings? Do you question your reality and feel like you are not in the present moment? Do you feel 'off' or unmotivated, with little joy in life? I can provide a safe environment for you to process, learn, and grow without harsh judgements. I can teach you a variety of tools to manage what you are struggling with. I will meet you where you are, work with you to create progress, and then help keep you on track. I will listen with empathy and compassion.
Do you ever find yourself stressed, sad, or frustrated more often than you would like? Do you want to learn ways to manage your symptoms and feelings? Do you question your reality and feel like you are not in the present moment? Do you feel 'off' or unmotivated, with little joy in life? I can provide a safe environment for you to process, learn, and grow without harsh judgements. I can teach you a variety of tools to manage what you are struggling with. I will meet you where you are, work with you to create progress, and then help keep you on track. I will listen with empathy and compassion.
(724) 580-2660 View (724) 580-2660
Photo of Deborah Mucha, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ligonier, PA
Deborah Mucha
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, CTT
Verified Verified
Latrobe, PA 15650
Deborah (Deb) obtained a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Carlow University and is working towards full licensure as a psychologist. She is a licensed Professional Counselor, a nationally certified counselor, and a certified trauma therapist. In therapy, Deb strives to create an environment of compassion, acceptance, and empowerment for individuals to explore areas of concern. This client-centered approach enables clients to find their inner strengths and access the agency to facilitate their desired changes.
Deborah (Deb) obtained a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Carlow University and is working towards full licensure as a psychologist. She is a licensed Professional Counselor, a nationally certified counselor, and a certified trauma therapist. In therapy, Deb strives to create an environment of compassion, acceptance, and empowerment for individuals to explore areas of concern. This client-centered approach enables clients to find their inner strengths and access the agency to facilitate their desired changes.
(304) 396-7687 View (304) 396-7687
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Center for Psychological Services & Life Coaching
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Latrobe, PA 15650
Our professional group practice offers various services including professional therapy, life coaching and testing services. At The Center, we are passionate about empowering people to find pathways of growth and healing, to gain awareness/understanding of barriers and obstacles to health, to see our clients discover their God-given temperaments and to help them grow lives they love living. We provide best practice clinical care while additionally offering a faith-based integrative approach to clients who would like to incorporate their spirituality into counseling.
Our professional group practice offers various services including professional therapy, life coaching and testing services. At The Center, we are passionate about empowering people to find pathways of growth and healing, to gain awareness/understanding of barriers and obstacles to health, to see our clients discover their God-given temperaments and to help them grow lives they love living. We provide best practice clinical care while additionally offering a faith-based integrative approach to clients who would like to incorporate their spirituality into counseling.
(724) 308-5105 View (724) 308-5105
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Sherry Shields
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Latrobe, PA 15650
I understand that making the phone call to see a therapist can be a difficult task. I treat each person with care, compassion, and integrity. When I speak with you on the phone for the first time my main goal is to put you at ease and to empower you to continue to move forward giving you support when needed. Life offers so many challenges to us and sometimes we just need a little extra kindness and support from a therapist to move forward and live the life that we know was meant for us and our future.
I understand that making the phone call to see a therapist can be a difficult task. I treat each person with care, compassion, and integrity. When I speak with you on the phone for the first time my main goal is to put you at ease and to empower you to continue to move forward giving you support when needed. Life offers so many challenges to us and sometimes we just need a little extra kindness and support from a therapist to move forward and live the life that we know was meant for us and our future.
(866) 744-6537 View (866) 744-6537
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Christian Counseling Associates of Western PA
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Latrobe, PA 15650
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling, as well as intensive group therapy when desired. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Visit our website for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
Christian Counseling Associates (CCA) provides individual, marriage, and family counseling, as well as intensive group therapy when desired. We serve Christians who want their faith integrated into the counseling process and those holding any beliefs or attitudes toward spirituality. Our counselors will help you identify the core issues that have caused your emotional and personal problems, and immediately develop strategies to resolve these issues. CCA is able to provide a full range of clinical services. Visit our website for a complete description of our faith based counseling services, locations, and counseling staff.
(724) 230-8263 View (724) 230-8263

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Number of Therapists in Ligonier, PA

10+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Ligonier, PA who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
83% Coping Skills
75% Depression
67% Self Esteem
58% Relationship Issues
58% Grief
58% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Highmark
91% BlueCross and BlueShield
91% Blue Cross

How Therapists in Ligonier, PA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ligonier?

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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.