Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Cody Weaver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Cody (he/him) and I'm currently licensed as an LCSW/therapist in Pennsylvania. I received by Bachelors degree from Coastal Carolina University in 2010 and then my Masters degree from Winthrop University in 2012. I began practicing while I was in graduate school so I'm currently on my 13th year of practice. My clinical background includes outpatient therapy, in-home therapy, integrated behavioral health and primary care, inpatient treatment, and forensic psychology. Since I've run a large span of different practices I consider myself a jack-of-all trades when it comes to mental health and therapy.
Hello! My name is Cody (he/him) and I'm currently licensed as an LCSW/therapist in Pennsylvania. I received by Bachelors degree from Coastal Carolina University in 2010 and then my Masters degree from Winthrop University in 2012. I began practicing while I was in graduate school so I'm currently on my 13th year of practice. My clinical background includes outpatient therapy, in-home therapy, integrated behavioral health and primary care, inpatient treatment, and forensic psychology. Since I've run a large span of different practices I consider myself a jack-of-all trades when it comes to mental health and therapy.
(484) 699-0906 View (484) 699-0906
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Rebecca Young
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
Too many life stressors may lead to unfocused work and/or frequent "crisis management" interventions. In collaboration, we identify presenting issues, prioritize problems, and clarify treatment goals for positive changes. I offer brief treatment (8-12 sessions) and long-term therapy (6 months+). For brief treatment, the average number of sessions needed is typically 8-12. For complex and persistent issues, more sessions might be needed. By maintaining congruence, genuineness, and unconditional warm regard, I build a trusting and supportive relationship with you.
Too many life stressors may lead to unfocused work and/or frequent "crisis management" interventions. In collaboration, we identify presenting issues, prioritize problems, and clarify treatment goals for positive changes. I offer brief treatment (8-12 sessions) and long-term therapy (6 months+). For brief treatment, the average number of sessions needed is typically 8-12. For complex and persistent issues, more sessions might be needed. By maintaining congruence, genuineness, and unconditional warm regard, I build a trusting and supportive relationship with you.
(610) 890-7685 View (610) 890-7685
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Shannon Tissera
Counselor, MHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
I welcome each and every person who is ready to give therapy a try into my practice. I have always been inspired by working with clients of all identities and enjoy learning about different cultures, identities and beliefs. Being a minority woman, I specifically enjoy working with other minority women as I am able to provide them with a sense of comfort and hope as we navigate their world together.
I welcome each and every person who is ready to give therapy a try into my practice. I have always been inspired by working with clients of all identities and enjoy learning about different cultures, identities and beliefs. Being a minority woman, I specifically enjoy working with other minority women as I am able to provide them with a sense of comfort and hope as we navigate their world together.
(267) 490-3466 View (267) 490-3466
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Helson J Meirino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19148  (Online Only)
We are constantly transitioning and struggling with life experiences and relationships. Whether it is frustrations due to family or work interactions, or the grief and sadness that follows the death of a loved one, day to day life can be difficult to manage. When we learn how to manage our emotions, discuss what is making us uncomfortable, and work through a major life change, we can make the day to day more manageable. You are not alone in your struggles, and I hope to assist in your journey to making your life less stressful and more fulfilling. Please visit my website, linked above, for more information and scheduling.
We are constantly transitioning and struggling with life experiences and relationships. Whether it is frustrations due to family or work interactions, or the grief and sadness that follows the death of a loved one, day to day life can be difficult to manage. When we learn how to manage our emotions, discuss what is making us uncomfortable, and work through a major life change, we can make the day to day more manageable. You are not alone in your struggles, and I hope to assist in your journey to making your life less stressful and more fulfilling. Please visit my website, linked above, for more information and scheduling.
(215) 709-7490 View (215) 709-7490
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Troy Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Life has many unexpected challenges, our challenges lead us to change ourselves through reflection and the discovery of new insights in order to follow a healthy life plan. I assist clients in transforming life's challenging moments into positive practices that establish a framework to live a fuller and richer life. Through collaboration we will work towards developing an awareness that leads to a place of acceptance and healthy growth. I believe through the journey of therapy and self-discovery, an individual can become more insightful in order thrive in today's challenging world.
Life has many unexpected challenges, our challenges lead us to change ourselves through reflection and the discovery of new insights in order to follow a healthy life plan. I assist clients in transforming life's challenging moments into positive practices that establish a framework to live a fuller and richer life. Through collaboration we will work towards developing an awareness that leads to a place of acceptance and healthy growth. I believe through the journey of therapy and self-discovery, an individual can become more insightful in order thrive in today's challenging world.
(267) 915-2352 View (267) 915-2352
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Philly Somatic Therapy
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Tired of repeating old, unsatisfying patterns in relationship? Ready to break free from constricting insecurities and inhibitions? Need help being kinder and more accepting toward yourself? Want to live less in your thoughts and more in your body? Somatic therapy is a holistic approach to psychological healing and personal growth that works directly with the mind-body connection. Gentle but powerful, somatic psychotherapy works deeply to help you gain crucial insight, experience new ways of being and feeling, and cultivate lasting change.
Tired of repeating old, unsatisfying patterns in relationship? Ready to break free from constricting insecurities and inhibitions? Need help being kinder and more accepting toward yourself? Want to live less in your thoughts and more in your body? Somatic therapy is a holistic approach to psychological healing and personal growth that works directly with the mind-body connection. Gentle but powerful, somatic psychotherapy works deeply to help you gain crucial insight, experience new ways of being and feeling, and cultivate lasting change.
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Katherine Kim
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My hope is to support clients navigate difficult periods in their lives, while setting realistic and affirming goals toward long term well-being. My approach is person-centered with the goal of the client ultimately achieving self-empowerment. I have a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University, and am currently a Pre-Licensed Mental Health Clinician. I am a supervised by Licensed Professional Counselor, Charlotte Andrews LPC, LBS, CESP, JD.
My hope is to support clients navigate difficult periods in their lives, while setting realistic and affirming goals toward long term well-being. My approach is person-centered with the goal of the client ultimately achieving self-empowerment. I have a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University, and am currently a Pre-Licensed Mental Health Clinician. I am a supervised by Licensed Professional Counselor, Charlotte Andrews LPC, LBS, CESP, JD.
(267) 680-7245 View (267) 680-7245
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Kait Yulman, Parent Coach
LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
Parenting is hard, sometimes it is hard to understand why parents and children struggle, sometimes it is clear, either way, I can help. Parents who are looking for support, guidance or tools to help bring peace into their home can find it with me. I will provide education, support and accountability to help parents change the way they interact with their children and frame expectations. I can provide immediate support for addressing behavioral, emotional or situation specific challenges. My approach is targeted and direct, with the goal of making you feel confident and capable in your parenting.
Parenting is hard, sometimes it is hard to understand why parents and children struggle, sometimes it is clear, either way, I can help. Parents who are looking for support, guidance or tools to help bring peace into their home can find it with me. I will provide education, support and accountability to help parents change the way they interact with their children and frame expectations. I can provide immediate support for addressing behavioral, emotional or situation specific challenges. My approach is targeted and direct, with the goal of making you feel confident and capable in your parenting.
(267) 704-8835 View (267) 704-8835
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Derek Parker
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Derek! It is so nice to meet you. Thank you for taking the time to explore what Grow Therapy can do for you.
Hello, I am Derek! It is so nice to meet you. Thank you for taking the time to explore what Grow Therapy can do for you.
(215) 791-8985 View (215) 791-8985
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Farhana Ferdous
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, ATR-BC
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Knowing that opening up about true feelings with another person can be intimidating, I create a warm space to unpack clients’ stories and uncover the root causes of issues with curiosity. My practice is grounded in understanding the unique experiences of my clients, especially how systems we exist in and outside of us contribute to distress. I believe in the natural intuition and resilience of all people and highlight those in therapy so that greater understanding and compassion for oneself can emerge, while also empowering clients with new perspectives and tools.
Knowing that opening up about true feelings with another person can be intimidating, I create a warm space to unpack clients’ stories and uncover the root causes of issues with curiosity. My practice is grounded in understanding the unique experiences of my clients, especially how systems we exist in and outside of us contribute to distress. I believe in the natural intuition and resilience of all people and highlight those in therapy so that greater understanding and compassion for oneself can emerge, while also empowering clients with new perspectives and tools.
(267) 609-9132 View (267) 609-9132
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Adedamola Fawole
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19124
I find a lot of times when people start searching for a therapist it's because they are in need of help. You've found yourself feeling overwhelmed, confused, stressed, the list goes on. You've gotten to a place where you no longer want to depend on those closest to you for support but rather than seek professional help. If this is you, I'm here to tell you that 1st you are not alone. Book your appointment and lets get started on your healing journey.
I find a lot of times when people start searching for a therapist it's because they are in need of help. You've found yourself feeling overwhelmed, confused, stressed, the list goes on. You've gotten to a place where you no longer want to depend on those closest to you for support but rather than seek professional help. If this is you, I'm here to tell you that 1st you are not alone. Book your appointment and lets get started on your healing journey.
(267) 668-0410 View (267) 668-0410
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Peter Andrew Danzig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSS, MA, CTP
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Psychotherapist, toy analyst, Senior Leadership Strategist, and Diversity and Inclusion Professional in the Greater Philadelphia region. Peter’s research and practice interests are invested in community mental health, theories on adult play and the ways it frames our social interactions, and trauma informed work with clients and artists/creatives. Peter’s clinical approach is rooted in holistic, relational and humanistic theory. Peter’s research and Op-Eds have been featured in the ​Psychology Today, The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Gay News, The Mighty, and others.
Psychotherapist, toy analyst, Senior Leadership Strategist, and Diversity and Inclusion Professional in the Greater Philadelphia region. Peter’s research and practice interests are invested in community mental health, theories on adult play and the ways it frames our social interactions, and trauma informed work with clients and artists/creatives. Peter’s clinical approach is rooted in holistic, relational and humanistic theory. Peter’s research and Op-Eds have been featured in the ​Psychology Today, The Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Gay News, The Mighty, and others.
(610) 632-1303 View (610) 632-1303
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Anita Devine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119
You are more than the painful experiences you have endured. You may feel triggered in everyday situations or feel alone and isolated. You may struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, or guilt. However, you have a sense of your life purpose — and long to live your life more authentically. You are ready for relief. You're ready to love who you truly are and face your future with a sense of hope. In our work together, you will gain a deeper respect for what makes you unique. Through connecting with your core, authentic self, you can experience greater ease, freedom, and self-acceptance.
You are more than the painful experiences you have endured. You may feel triggered in everyday situations or feel alone and isolated. You may struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, or guilt. However, you have a sense of your life purpose — and long to live your life more authentically. You are ready for relief. You're ready to love who you truly are and face your future with a sense of hope. In our work together, you will gain a deeper respect for what makes you unique. Through connecting with your core, authentic self, you can experience greater ease, freedom, and self-acceptance.
(215) 461-3925 View (215) 461-3925
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MH Resiliency LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
Hello and congrats on brave steps in your healing journey. I imagine you are here as you feel stuck, overwhelmed, and hopeless about what to do. I'm an EMDR trained therapist who can help you move beyond these stuck feelings. Maybe you've tried talk therapy or other mediums of support, and it's helped, but it doesn't feel like it's getting to the root issue. Whether you are new to therapy or returning, my goal is to help you tap into your truth and authentic self. To do this, we utilize tools that get you deeper than talking about your problems and ultimately healing from your pain. You are not your pain.
Hello and congrats on brave steps in your healing journey. I imagine you are here as you feel stuck, overwhelmed, and hopeless about what to do. I'm an EMDR trained therapist who can help you move beyond these stuck feelings. Maybe you've tried talk therapy or other mediums of support, and it's helped, but it doesn't feel like it's getting to the root issue. Whether you are new to therapy or returning, my goal is to help you tap into your truth and authentic self. To do this, we utilize tools that get you deeper than talking about your problems and ultimately healing from your pain. You are not your pain.
(215) 593-2549 View (215) 593-2549
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Andi Xhihani
Psychologist, PhD, MSEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Life can be full of challenges and tribulations that can impact our well being and mental health. I believe our inherent resiliency and adaptability as human beings helps us overcome the many challenges that we face. A strength of therapy is the ability to allow a person to be their true self and to have their strengths and talents fully recognized. My work with clients is grounded in acceptance, validation, and empathy. I strive to create a safe environment for my clients to begin the process of change and growth.
Life can be full of challenges and tribulations that can impact our well being and mental health. I believe our inherent resiliency and adaptability as human beings helps us overcome the many challenges that we face. A strength of therapy is the ability to allow a person to be their true self and to have their strengths and talents fully recognized. My work with clients is grounded in acceptance, validation, and empathy. I strive to create a safe environment for my clients to begin the process of change and growth.
(215) 874-0200 View (215) 874-0200
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Dr. Adam Kaluzshner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck? Have life circumstances, relationships, or experiences gotten in the way of you reaching your potential? I'm focused on helping you "Flow": 1) feel in tune with your natural changes in mood 2) connect breath, movement, and mind 3) reach states of full immersion and presence in everyday life experiences. Trauma often disrupts our natural joy and innocence. Facing it internally can help you recognize your inner strength and connect with your inner child and hope. I believe that people develop mental health symptoms when they are disconnected from their genuine self, from those around them, and from natural processes.
Feeling stuck? Have life circumstances, relationships, or experiences gotten in the way of you reaching your potential? I'm focused on helping you "Flow": 1) feel in tune with your natural changes in mood 2) connect breath, movement, and mind 3) reach states of full immersion and presence in everyday life experiences. Trauma often disrupts our natural joy and innocence. Facing it internally can help you recognize your inner strength and connect with your inner child and hope. I believe that people develop mental health symptoms when they are disconnected from their genuine self, from those around them, and from natural processes.
(267) 356-4812 View (267) 356-4812
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Erica Zervanos
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119  (Online Only)
You have to come to the right place if you want to better your relationships! I specialize in relationships, individual counseling, grief therapy, and coping with chronic illness. Whether you are searching for stress relief or want to learn more about yourself, therapy can be an invaluable tool to promote self-efficacy and self-actualization. I help you work through learned behaviors in order to show up as your authentic self. I know that grief can manifest in ways that are unprecedented. I help you process loss by holding that space with you.
You have to come to the right place if you want to better your relationships! I specialize in relationships, individual counseling, grief therapy, and coping with chronic illness. Whether you are searching for stress relief or want to learn more about yourself, therapy can be an invaluable tool to promote self-efficacy and self-actualization. I help you work through learned behaviors in order to show up as your authentic self. I know that grief can manifest in ways that are unprecedented. I help you process loss by holding that space with you.
(267) 436-0933 View (267) 436-0933
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Jennifer Drager
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience in the child welfare system. I have been working in the counseling field for over 10 years, and I have been license eligible since 2019. I have worked with families and individuals on a variety of different concerns. I am a certified Safe Care parenting coach, and a Certified Family Trauma Professional. I have recently been working towards a a Trauma Focused CBT certification. I have experience working with families and improving communication concerns between parents and children.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has experience in the child welfare system. I have been working in the counseling field for over 10 years, and I have been license eligible since 2019. I have worked with families and individuals on a variety of different concerns. I am a certified Safe Care parenting coach, and a Certified Family Trauma Professional. I have recently been working towards a a Trauma Focused CBT certification. I have experience working with families and improving communication concerns between parents and children.
(484) 616-2087 View (484) 616-2087
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Mariana Scutaru
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking help with navigating life transitions. Sometimes, life gets very stressful and I believe it is helpful to have additional support during these times. My experience growing up in Eastern Europe has been instrumental in how I like to approach counseling from a multicultural viewpoint. I can provide therapy in Romanian and Spanish as well.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking help with navigating life transitions. Sometimes, life gets very stressful and I believe it is helpful to have additional support during these times. My experience growing up in Eastern Europe has been instrumental in how I like to approach counseling from a multicultural viewpoint. I can provide therapy in Romanian and Spanish as well.
(610) 590-9113 View (610) 590-9113
Photo of Sophia Polin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Philadelphia, PA
Sophia Polin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Our unique histories, family dynamics, inherited beliefs, and learned social roles compound to create rich personalities, but can also create subtle barriers to growth. I believe that the most effective way to heal old wounds and develop new strengths is in relationship to other people, and have faith in the potential for the therapeutic relationship to be a vehicle for deep insight and transformation. I work with adults and adolescents with histories of trauma, who are facing major life transitions, struggling with anxiety and depression, who are dealing with relationship discord or who want to explore their full potential.
Our unique histories, family dynamics, inherited beliefs, and learned social roles compound to create rich personalities, but can also create subtle barriers to growth. I believe that the most effective way to heal old wounds and develop new strengths is in relationship to other people, and have faith in the potential for the therapeutic relationship to be a vehicle for deep insight and transformation. I work with adults and adolescents with histories of trauma, who are facing major life transitions, struggling with anxiety and depression, who are dealing with relationship discord or who want to explore their full potential.
(215) 461-3914 View (215) 461-3914

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Number of Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Philadelphia, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
74% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
60% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Philadelphia, PA see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Philadelphia?

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.