Therapists in Media, PA

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Marguerite Mesure
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
Marguerite "Molly" Mesure holds a Master's degree in Professional Counseling. She is passionate about working with adolescents, young adults, and adults who may struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, self-esteem challenges, school issues, peer issues, substance abuse, women's issues, and grief and loss.
Marguerite "Molly" Mesure holds a Master's degree in Professional Counseling. She is passionate about working with adolescents, young adults, and adults who may struggle with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, self-esteem challenges, school issues, peer issues, substance abuse, women's issues, and grief and loss.
(610) 601-2381 View (610) 601-2381
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Scott Giacomucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, TEP
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Media, PA 19063
Though I am not currently accepting new clients, other therapists at my center are have openings. Trauma, addiction, and loss can disrupt one's life - and often require professional help. Together, we can process the fueling factors of addiction, emotional pain, or relationship issues. While many therapists claim to be 'trauma-informed', my practice, the Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, revolves entirely around trauma work. I've been recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress - the highest status in the academy.
Though I am not currently accepting new clients, other therapists at my center are have openings. Trauma, addiction, and loss can disrupt one's life - and often require professional help. Together, we can process the fueling factors of addiction, emotional pain, or relationship issues. While many therapists claim to be 'trauma-informed', my practice, the Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, revolves entirely around trauma work. I've been recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress - the highest status in the academy.
(610) 709-6224 View (610) 709-6224
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Seneka LaBonde
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Media, PA 19063  (Online Only)
Sexuality is a complex, personal, and social experience. Many of us were raised with secrecy, silence, and shame. This often results in unsatisfactory or unhealthy sexual and emotional relationships. Many people today are struggling with sexuality and sex with their partners. We often don't know how to communicate about our wants, needs, desires, and boundaries. We may feel lonely, isolated, or misunderstood. There may be resentment or hurt in your relationships. Let's work together to heal the wounds and have a healthier, happier sexual life.
Sexuality is a complex, personal, and social experience. Many of us were raised with secrecy, silence, and shame. This often results in unsatisfactory or unhealthy sexual and emotional relationships. Many people today are struggling with sexuality and sex with their partners. We often don't know how to communicate about our wants, needs, desires, and boundaries. We may feel lonely, isolated, or misunderstood. There may be resentment or hurt in your relationships. Let's work together to heal the wounds and have a healthier, happier sexual life.
(484) 451-7358 View (484) 451-7358
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Megan Schlude
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
Motherhood is hard, and oftentimes a role that receives very little support. Do you feel alone in trying to figure out how to mother? Do you wish you could feel more confident in this role? I have devoted my practice to helping mothers create more satisfying, productive, and peaceful lives. I believe in the healing powers of the therapeutic relationship and work hard to foster a genuine connection with my clients. Our sessions will be interactive and collaborative. I have a great passion for 'helping people help themselves' and work in a participatory manner with my clients. I look forward to being on this journey with you.
Motherhood is hard, and oftentimes a role that receives very little support. Do you feel alone in trying to figure out how to mother? Do you wish you could feel more confident in this role? I have devoted my practice to helping mothers create more satisfying, productive, and peaceful lives. I believe in the healing powers of the therapeutic relationship and work hard to foster a genuine connection with my clients. Our sessions will be interactive and collaborative. I have a great passion for 'helping people help themselves' and work in a participatory manner with my clients. I look forward to being on this journey with you.
(484) 209-1402 View (484) 209-1402
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Season Apple
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
I have a special interest in the family system and how that affects each individual. This includes psychotherapeutic treatment of couples, parents and their children. My goal going into each session with my clients is to help them feel, think and act more positively and have an overall improved quality of life than when they originally came to see me. The therapeutic relationship is one of the most important things when engaging in the counseling process which means my primary focus is to aid my clients in handling stress and daily challenges. It can be difficult but with my support it is absolutely attainable.
I have a special interest in the family system and how that affects each individual. This includes psychotherapeutic treatment of couples, parents and their children. My goal going into each session with my clients is to help them feel, think and act more positively and have an overall improved quality of life than when they originally came to see me. The therapeutic relationship is one of the most important things when engaging in the counseling process which means my primary focus is to aid my clients in handling stress and daily challenges. It can be difficult but with my support it is absolutely attainable.
(484) 838-6691 View (484) 838-6691
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Carol Koehler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
Imagine a life in which your challenges - depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness - are no longer holding you back. Feeling worried, guilty, lost, or unsure of how to connect with others can feel uncomfortable and intimidating. When we worry, struggle to find meaning, or feel a lack of motivation and clarity, it can affect our mood, relationships, and overall experience. When your challenges are not holding you back, you can have deeper relationships, greater satisfaction with work & personal pursuits, and less worry about issues like finances, happiness, family, etc.
Imagine a life in which your challenges - depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness - are no longer holding you back. Feeling worried, guilty, lost, or unsure of how to connect with others can feel uncomfortable and intimidating. When we worry, struggle to find meaning, or feel a lack of motivation and clarity, it can affect our mood, relationships, and overall experience. When your challenges are not holding you back, you can have deeper relationships, greater satisfaction with work & personal pursuits, and less worry about issues like finances, happiness, family, etc.
(610) 638-6575 View (610) 638-6575
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Elizabeth Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BCBA
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Eastern University, graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis from Capella University, a license as a Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and am able to diagnose ADHD, anxiety and mood related disorders.
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Eastern University, graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis from Capella University, a license as a Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and am able to diagnose ADHD, anxiety and mood related disorders.
(610) 572-3477 View (610) 572-3477
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Michael Veneziale
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MT-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063  (Online Only)
Michael is a Board-Certified Music Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Practitioner of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). He brings a psychodynamic, person-centered approach to his therapy work and focuses on client strengths and interpersonal relationships. He is caring and nonjudgmental and believes that creating a safe space is of the utmost importance so that clients can feel free to be who they are and the therapeutic relationship can flourish.
Michael is a Board-Certified Music Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Practitioner of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). He brings a psychodynamic, person-centered approach to his therapy work and focuses on client strengths and interpersonal relationships. He is caring and nonjudgmental and believes that creating a safe space is of the utmost importance so that clients can feel free to be who they are and the therapeutic relationship can flourish.
(610) 421-9913 View (610) 421-9913
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CBT Center for Anxiety & OCD
PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Media, PA 19063
The CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD believes in providing the community with the most cutting-edge, expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety, OCD, OC Spectrum Disorders and related conditions. We successfully treat clients with generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, social anxiety, phobias and panic. The Center also treats all OC Spectrum conditions including Body Dysmorphic Disorder, hoarding, caretakers of people who hoard, Trichotillomania (hair pulling), Excoriation (skin picking) and tics. We treat ALL forms of OCD including many of the lesser known types: relationship, existential, just right, pedophile, harm/violence, sexual orientation, hit & run, magical thinking, postpartum, moral scrupulosity/religious, symmetry/equalizing, health anxiety/hypochondriasis, olfactory reference syndrome (fear of body odor), muscle dysmorphia (obsessive focus on muscles), emotional contamination, PANS/PANDAS, orthorexia (obsession with healthy eating), sensorimotor/hyperawareness and hyper-responsibility. The Center also specializes in working with people who have anxiety co-occurring with introversion, giftedness, people-pleasing and perfectionism as well as Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Dyslexia and medical conditions. We frequently treat individuals with comorbid depression, ADHD and Bipolar Disorder. Specializing in anxiety, OCD and related conditions allows us to stay on top of the latest scientific research and utilize the most effective strategies for you.
The CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD believes in providing the community with the most cutting-edge, expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety, OCD, OC Spectrum Disorders and related conditions. We successfully treat clients with generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, social anxiety, phobias and panic. The Center also treats all OC Spectrum conditions including Body Dysmorphic Disorder, hoarding, caretakers of people who hoard, Trichotillomania (hair pulling), Excoriation (skin picking) and tics. We treat ALL forms of OCD including many of the lesser known types: relationship, existential, just right, pedophile, harm/violence, sexual orientation, hit & run, magical thinking, postpartum, moral scrupulosity/religious, symmetry/equalizing, health anxiety/hypochondriasis, olfactory reference syndrome (fear of body odor), muscle dysmorphia (obsessive focus on muscles), emotional contamination, PANS/PANDAS, orthorexia (obsession with healthy eating), sensorimotor/hyperawareness and hyper-responsibility. The Center also specializes in working with people who have anxiety co-occurring with introversion, giftedness, people-pleasing and perfectionism as well as Sensory Processing Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Dyslexia and medical conditions. We frequently treat individuals with comorbid depression, ADHD and Bipolar Disorder. Specializing in anxiety, OCD and related conditions allows us to stay on top of the latest scientific research and utilize the most effective strategies for you.
(610) 756-1601 View (610) 756-1601
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Douglas Achtert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
Douglas Achtert is a licensed clinical social worker and received their Master's in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 2011. Doug sees adolescents, adults, and couples. They are an empowered meditation teacher in the Theravadan tradition and incorporate this background using a mindfulness based cognitive therapy approach towards clients with depression, grief, substance use issues, anxiety, or bipolar. Doug also utilizes the mind body connection and awareness to help with growth and meeting goals in all aspects of life.
Douglas Achtert is a licensed clinical social worker and received their Master's in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in 2011. Doug sees adolescents, adults, and couples. They are an empowered meditation teacher in the Theravadan tradition and incorporate this background using a mindfulness based cognitive therapy approach towards clients with depression, grief, substance use issues, anxiety, or bipolar. Doug also utilizes the mind body connection and awareness to help with growth and meeting goals in all aspects of life.
(484) 603-6109 View (484) 603-6109
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Linda Friedman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
It’s well known that the best and sometimes only way to “better” is through. Finding the strength, motivation, and courage to work through challenges is easier said than done. The very fact that you’re on this page, looking for support, means that you’re moving in the right direction. One of the most important things impacting the success of therapy is the quality of the relationship between a therapist and their client. For this reason, it’s so important that you’re comfortable working closely with your therapist and have confidence that they have the expertise and experience to support you.
It’s well known that the best and sometimes only way to “better” is through. Finding the strength, motivation, and courage to work through challenges is easier said than done. The very fact that you’re on this page, looking for support, means that you’re moving in the right direction. One of the most important things impacting the success of therapy is the quality of the relationship between a therapist and their client. For this reason, it’s so important that you’re comfortable working closely with your therapist and have confidence that they have the expertise and experience to support you.
(484) 246-7578 View (484) 246-7578
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Robin Greenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Media, PA 19063
I aspire to make the world, or at least our little microcosm, a more kind and loving place. I believe therapy can help us become better versions of ourselves, deepen connection with each other, and bring more kindness to our relationships. Our innate capacity to heal and grow, both within and in relation with others, is strengthened by the guidance of genuine human connection.
I aspire to make the world, or at least our little microcosm, a more kind and loving place. I believe therapy can help us become better versions of ourselves, deepen connection with each other, and bring more kindness to our relationships. Our innate capacity to heal and grow, both within and in relation with others, is strengthened by the guidance of genuine human connection.
(610) 795-9707 View (610) 795-9707
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Rosemary A Herrick
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
I approach therapy as if I am building a team. I will be a coach, guide or facilitator as the need dictates. My aim is to engage my clients in a collaborative growing and healing venture. Meeting people where they are in their life is key to how I work and enable my clients to succeed. Because of my diverse work and life experiences, I am well-suited to work with people from different social and cultural backgrounds, ages 14 to 85.
I approach therapy as if I am building a team. I will be a coach, guide or facilitator as the need dictates. My aim is to engage my clients in a collaborative growing and healing venture. Meeting people where they are in their life is key to how I work and enable my clients to succeed. Because of my diverse work and life experiences, I am well-suited to work with people from different social and cultural backgrounds, ages 14 to 85.
(484) 962-0974 View (484) 962-0974
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Sarah Manley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
Sarah Manley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board-Certified Art Therapist (AT-BC) with over 10 years of experience in supporting individuals in reaching their wellness goals. Sarah specializes in supporting individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and co-occurring symptoms. Sarah completed her graduate studies at Drexel University. Sarah utilizes a trauma informed care approach with each client and works to build compassionate rapport.
Sarah Manley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board-Certified Art Therapist (AT-BC) with over 10 years of experience in supporting individuals in reaching their wellness goals. Sarah specializes in supporting individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and co-occurring symptoms. Sarah completed her graduate studies at Drexel University. Sarah utilizes a trauma informed care approach with each client and works to build compassionate rapport.
(610) 646-5866 View (610) 646-5866
Kadija Barrie
Pre-Licensed Professional, RIC
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063  (Online Only)
Kadija Barrie is a Resident in Counseling who has worked with adolescents, adults, and older adults dealing with problems like trauma, substance abuse, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. She has 13 years of experience in the mental health field and is committed to equipping her clients with coping strategies for managing their everyday life stressors.
Kadija Barrie is a Resident in Counseling who has worked with adolescents, adults, and older adults dealing with problems like trauma, substance abuse, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. She has 13 years of experience in the mental health field and is committed to equipping her clients with coping strategies for managing their everyday life stressors.
(610) 686-3081 View (610) 686-3081
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Stephen DelGrosso
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
While my licensure is listed as Marriage and Family, I primarily provide individual therapy. I work with the age range of 18 to 55. I have a focus in a variety of specialties and have a subspecialty in Substance Use & Addiction, though I cannot provide drug & alcohol counseling for court-appointed therapy.
While my licensure is listed as Marriage and Family, I primarily provide individual therapy. I work with the age range of 18 to 55. I have a focus in a variety of specialties and have a subspecialty in Substance Use & Addiction, though I cannot provide drug & alcohol counseling for court-appointed therapy.
(610) 632-6441 View (610) 632-6441
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Briana Ochuida
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC-1
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063  (Online Only)
I believe the connection between therapist and client is critical for success. I am direct and authentic with my clients and provide a safe space with no judgement. I am here to support your journey and foster positive change and personal growth.
I believe the connection between therapist and client is critical for success. I am direct and authentic with my clients and provide a safe space with no judgement. I am here to support your journey and foster positive change and personal growth.
(610) 580-0099 View (610) 580-0099
Photo of Bernadine Xiaoting Bi, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Bernadine Xiaoting Bi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063  (Online Only)
Everyone can experience some hardships and barriers in life. You may feel helpless, powerless, confused, stuck, lost and lonely. You may experience some conflicts with others or within yourself, or go through the lows of life. You may be looking for someone to feel your pain, listen to you empathetically and nonjudgmentally, and help you identify your paths and move forward in life. You may be searching for a safe place that allows you to share your stories, be your authentic self and feel reconnected with others and life.
Everyone can experience some hardships and barriers in life. You may feel helpless, powerless, confused, stuck, lost and lonely. You may experience some conflicts with others or within yourself, or go through the lows of life. You may be looking for someone to feel your pain, listen to you empathetically and nonjudgmentally, and help you identify your paths and move forward in life. You may be searching for a safe place that allows you to share your stories, be your authentic self and feel reconnected with others and life.
(484) 290-5471 View (484) 290-5471
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Linden Milne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Media, PA 19063
Hello, and welcome! Everyone needs help from time to time, and in this day and age we need it more than ever. I am here to offer that support in the midst of whatever life has thrown at you. If you struggle with feelings of anxiety, sadness, worry, or helplessness; if your relationships just never seem to go right; if you find yourself banging against the same walls in your life and can never seem to break through, I am honored to join along side you as we work together to untangle the knots and get to the deep root of the issue.
Hello, and welcome! Everyone needs help from time to time, and in this day and age we need it more than ever. I am here to offer that support in the midst of whatever life has thrown at you. If you struggle with feelings of anxiety, sadness, worry, or helplessness; if your relationships just never seem to go right; if you find yourself banging against the same walls in your life and can never seem to break through, I am honored to join along side you as we work together to untangle the knots and get to the deep root of the issue.
(610) 634-8782 View (610) 634-8782
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Meb Carroll
Counselor, BA, MA, MS, NCC, LACMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Media, PA 19063
I believe in experiential therapies like EMDR, because they help the client feel a sense of progress very quickly. I want to help clients know that they can feel stronger and more successful. I am interested in the role of voice, the ways that clients have been kept from telling their truths and the ways in which they can inhabit their truths in the present and in the future. Therapy is difficult work for the client-I want the people who come to me to feel safe as they take on this work.
I believe in experiential therapies like EMDR, because they help the client feel a sense of progress very quickly. I want to help clients know that they can feel stronger and more successful. I am interested in the role of voice, the ways that clients have been kept from telling their truths and the ways in which they can inhabit their truths in the present and in the future. Therapy is difficult work for the client-I want the people who come to me to feel safe as they take on this work.
(484) 200-8747 View (484) 200-8747

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Media, PA

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Media, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
70% Relationship Issues
68% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
60% Stress
59% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
66% Highmark
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Media, PA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Media?

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.