Therapists in Walterboro, SC

Photo of Monique S Singleton, MSW, LISW-CP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Monique S Singleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Walterboro, SC 29488
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS --you may not recognize the person you see in the mirror anymore. Anxiety and depressions levels at an all-time high? You've spent countless days trying to figure out how did I get here, what went wrong and what to do next. Nothing feels right anymore, or you feel like something is missing, we've all been there before and you don't have to go through this alone. Whether it is you personally, your significant other, your children or your relationship with them, we are here to help improve your quality of life. There is nothing wrong with going to therapy and getting the help you need shows strength and maturity.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS --you may not recognize the person you see in the mirror anymore. Anxiety and depressions levels at an all-time high? You've spent countless days trying to figure out how did I get here, what went wrong and what to do next. Nothing feels right anymore, or you feel like something is missing, we've all been there before and you don't have to go through this alone. Whether it is you personally, your significant other, your children or your relationship with them, we are here to help improve your quality of life. There is nothing wrong with going to therapy and getting the help you need shows strength and maturity.
(843) 970-1343 View (843) 970-1343
Photo of Erica Cortes, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erica Cortes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walterboro, SC 29488  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients - has life been more challenging lately or are you having trouble recognizing the person that you have become? Anxiety feels like it is at an all-time high or sadness becoming a familiar feeling? It doesn't have to be. I know you have spent hours or days trying to figure it out, how did I get here, what did I do wrong and what do I do next. It's normal to be overwhelmed or sad at times, but it's not healthy to stay in that space for extended periods of time. If you are looking to improve relationships personally and professionally, looking to improve your quality of life, look no further.
Accepting New Clients - has life been more challenging lately or are you having trouble recognizing the person that you have become? Anxiety feels like it is at an all-time high or sadness becoming a familiar feeling? It doesn't have to be. I know you have spent hours or days trying to figure it out, how did I get here, what did I do wrong and what do I do next. It's normal to be overwhelmed or sad at times, but it's not healthy to stay in that space for extended periods of time. If you are looking to improve relationships personally and professionally, looking to improve your quality of life, look no further.
(843) 584-7393 View (843) 584-7393
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Inner Peace Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Walterboro, SC 29488
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! Congratulations on taking one of the first steps towards a healthier life! My name is Amber Allen and I have been providing compassionate and creative evidenced-based therapy to clients for more than 10 years. I treat young children, adolescents, and adults experiencing distress in their personal lives. Together, we work to identify what YOUR specific needs are and tailor your treatment to fit that. If you think we could be a good fit for one another, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I’d love to be of assistance.
Welcome! Congratulations on taking one of the first steps towards a healthier life! My name is Amber Allen and I have been providing compassionate and creative evidenced-based therapy to clients for more than 10 years. I treat young children, adolescents, and adults experiencing distress in their personal lives. Together, we work to identify what YOUR specific needs are and tailor your treatment to fit that. If you think we could be a good fit for one another, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I’d love to be of assistance.
(803) 219-8549 View (803) 219-8549
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Grace Counseling and Consultation, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Walterboro, SC 29488
I believe life is a journey, not a destination. Life is a gift. Due to uncertainties, hardships, and even joy, the road on our journey of life is not always smooth. Throughout our travel, we encounter challenges which test our strength, courage, faith, and alliances. I embrace the challenges, examine strengths, as well as give permission to experience the deviations. I value and respect the uniqueness everyone possess. I will work with you to explore healthy ways to manage the stressors along the journey to improve your quality of life. I subscribe to the belief "there are no problems only solutions".
I believe life is a journey, not a destination. Life is a gift. Due to uncertainties, hardships, and even joy, the road on our journey of life is not always smooth. Throughout our travel, we encounter challenges which test our strength, courage, faith, and alliances. I embrace the challenges, examine strengths, as well as give permission to experience the deviations. I value and respect the uniqueness everyone possess. I will work with you to explore healthy ways to manage the stressors along the journey to improve your quality of life. I subscribe to the belief "there are no problems only solutions".
(843) 790-2833 View (843) 790-2833
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Christina Cartagena
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCS-C
Verified Verified
Walterboro, SC 29488
I believe that I am right for the Counseling profession as I have life experiences that helped me become passionate about the people I serve. I am a professional who enjoys learning and will do my best to introduce evidence-based interventions to move an individual's progress forward. I enjoy arts, crafts, reading, and music and incorporate them into my work, so the sessions do not become boring. I believe that I have a gift of active listening where I hear your needs and work with you to achieve them.
I believe that I am right for the Counseling profession as I have life experiences that helped me become passionate about the people I serve. I am a professional who enjoys learning and will do my best to introduce evidence-based interventions to move an individual's progress forward. I enjoy arts, crafts, reading, and music and incorporate them into my work, so the sessions do not become boring. I believe that I have a gift of active listening where I hear your needs and work with you to achieve them.
(803) 219-8234 View (803) 219-8234
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Magdalena Berrios
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walterboro, SC 29488
I am committed to meeting my clients where they are, free from judgments, and always ready to listen. My therapeutic style is warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative. I like to utilize the strengths of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy to empower and focus on individual needs, as well as motivational and solution-focused therapy.
I am committed to meeting my clients where they are, free from judgments, and always ready to listen. My therapeutic style is warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative. I like to utilize the strengths of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy to empower and focus on individual needs, as well as motivational and solution-focused therapy.
(854) 946-5218 View (854) 946-5218
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Sons & Daughters of Light LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Walterboro, SC 29488  (Online Only)
Mr. Leneau is an interactive, solution focused therapist that treats clients experiencing everyday life issues. He is multifaceted and has the ability to promote a sound body, mind, and spirit. You cannot help a person unless you treat the whole person. He integrates methods that are specific to client needs and their level of care. The objective is to help individuals achieve their goals through an appropriate therapeutic lens.
Mr. Leneau is an interactive, solution focused therapist that treats clients experiencing everyday life issues. He is multifaceted and has the ability to promote a sound body, mind, and spirit. You cannot help a person unless you treat the whole person. He integrates methods that are specific to client needs and their level of care. The objective is to help individuals achieve their goals through an appropriate therapeutic lens.
(843) 920-5156 View (843) 920-5156

Online Therapists

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Viktoriya Magid
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
For more than 15 years, Dr. Magid has been helping adults, adolescents, families, and couples to reach their full potential by guiding them past the barriers that are preventing them from living their most meaningful and authentic lives.
For more than 15 years, Dr. Magid has been helping adults, adolescents, families, and couples to reach their full potential by guiding them past the barriers that are preventing them from living their most meaningful and authentic lives.
(843) 594-1717 View (843) 594-1717
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Deidre Joyner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Charleston, SC 29407
Deidre Joyner is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2015. She has a B.S. in Criminal Justice and an M. Ed. in Counselor Education. Deidre believes in the power of the therapeutic process. She specializes in Women's Health focused on an integrative approach to help you discover the best version of self. Deidre is here to support you through the journey and will challenge you to put you back in the driver's seat for your life. She is a down to earth person who will listen to you and support you.
Deidre Joyner is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2015. She has a B.S. in Criminal Justice and an M. Ed. in Counselor Education. Deidre believes in the power of the therapeutic process. She specializes in Women's Health focused on an integrative approach to help you discover the best version of self. Deidre is here to support you through the journey and will challenge you to put you back in the driver's seat for your life. She is a down to earth person who will listen to you and support you.
(843) 258-4869 View (843) 258-4869
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Ashley Moore- Maternal Mental Health And Parenting
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29412
There are many unique challenges you face as a postpartum mom- intrusive thoughts, anxiety, depression and more. In the midst of the whirlwind of caring for your newborn and managing your mental health, it's natural to feel overwhelmed and unsure. But know that you're not alone. Together, we can work towards finding peace amidst the chaos of parenthood. Your love for your child is a powerful motivator, driving you to seek stability and confidence in your parenting journey...good for you! I embark on this path with you, helping you become the best version of yourself.
There are many unique challenges you face as a postpartum mom- intrusive thoughts, anxiety, depression and more. In the midst of the whirlwind of caring for your newborn and managing your mental health, it's natural to feel overwhelmed and unsure. But know that you're not alone. Together, we can work towards finding peace amidst the chaos of parenthood. Your love for your child is a powerful motivator, driving you to seek stability and confidence in your parenting journey...good for you! I embark on this path with you, helping you become the best version of yourself.
(843) 896-3265 View (843) 896-3265
Photo of Vianca Anderson, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Vianca Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Augusta, SC 29841
I offer both online and in-person counseling to fit your preferences. My passion is helping people overcome tough times and live better lives. I use a caring, non-judgmental approach, focusing on what happened in your life rather than seeing something wrong with you. I create a safe space for you to explore your feelings and stories. Together, we can understand past events and work towards healing. I aim to support your well-being by considering your mind, body, and spirit. I'm always learning to provide the best help and adapt to your needs. Let's journey together toward a more resilient, self-discovered, and fulfilling life!
I offer both online and in-person counseling to fit your preferences. My passion is helping people overcome tough times and live better lives. I use a caring, non-judgmental approach, focusing on what happened in your life rather than seeing something wrong with you. I create a safe space for you to explore your feelings and stories. Together, we can understand past events and work towards healing. I aim to support your well-being by considering your mind, body, and spirit. I'm always learning to provide the best help and adapt to your needs. Let's journey together toward a more resilient, self-discovered, and fulfilling life!
(803) 913-6665 View (803) 913-6665
Photo of David Andre, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
David Andre
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29407
**Accepting New Clients** … Are you feeling sad or anxious? Perhaps you're feeling discouraged or even depressed about your present circumstances or the future? Feelings like sadness, hopelessness, and depression can be overwhelming. Maybe you're struggling with an unwanted addiction such as alcohol abuse, the internet, video games, pornography, or substance abuse? Let me encourage you that there is hope! I specialize in working with men who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Your time is important and I will promptly return your call within 24 hours.
**Accepting New Clients** … Are you feeling sad or anxious? Perhaps you're feeling discouraged or even depressed about your present circumstances or the future? Feelings like sadness, hopelessness, and depression can be overwhelming. Maybe you're struggling with an unwanted addiction such as alcohol abuse, the internet, video games, pornography, or substance abuse? Let me encourage you that there is hope! I specialize in working with men who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. Your time is important and I will promptly return your call within 24 hours.
(843) 281-7104 View (843) 281-7104
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Jerry Waldrop
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29205
Tired of feeling stuck, misunderstood, & disconnected? Get help today! I am part of Foundations Family Life Counseling and Consulting (FFLCC). At FFLCC we focus on topics such as life adjustments, depression, anxiety, relationship / family issues, and trauma. We specialize in trauma and childhood attachment issues, working to resolve big or little traumas or negative experiences which tend to impede emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual growth. We focus on healing rather than just coping, by finding and resolving underlaying issues. I specialize with Military Families and have served in the Armed Forces for many years.
Tired of feeling stuck, misunderstood, & disconnected? Get help today! I am part of Foundations Family Life Counseling and Consulting (FFLCC). At FFLCC we focus on topics such as life adjustments, depression, anxiety, relationship / family issues, and trauma. We specialize in trauma and childhood attachment issues, working to resolve big or little traumas or negative experiences which tend to impede emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual growth. We focus on healing rather than just coping, by finding and resolving underlaying issues. I specialize with Military Families and have served in the Armed Forces for many years.
(803) 310-2843 View (803) 310-2843
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Mona Balooch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29403
Are you ready for things to change? Tired of feeling stuck in cycles in your relationship, your moods, your behaviors? I have been there. My goal is to hold a safe place for you to express yourself (yes, all of it), find your strengths, and learn tools to elicit change regardless of the circumstances you face.
Are you ready for things to change? Tired of feeling stuck in cycles in your relationship, your moods, your behaviors? I have been there. My goal is to hold a safe place for you to express yourself (yes, all of it), find your strengths, and learn tools to elicit change regardless of the circumstances you face.
(854) 201-3932 View (854) 201-3932
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Amanda Nobles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29210
My passion is for helping people grow their self-confidence, improve communication skills, and build resilience. I work with Women, adolescents, and couples who are experiencing anxiety, low-self esteem, and stressful life transitions. Through working with me, clients enhance their current coping skills, establish new effective coping skills, and heal past trauma. As a LGBTQIA+ allied therapist I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment to everyone who comes to see me. This also includes people from various faiths and cultural backgrounds.
My passion is for helping people grow their self-confidence, improve communication skills, and build resilience. I work with Women, adolescents, and couples who are experiencing anxiety, low-self esteem, and stressful life transitions. Through working with me, clients enhance their current coping skills, establish new effective coping skills, and heal past trauma. As a LGBTQIA+ allied therapist I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment to everyone who comes to see me. This also includes people from various faiths and cultural backgrounds.
(980) 998-1932 View (980) 998-1932
Photo of Stephen Joseph Scoff, LISW-CP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Stephen Joseph Scoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29072  (Online Only)
Therapy is a powerful tool for restoring wellness and bringing about fulfilling and lasting change. Whether it's anxiety, unhealthy habits, relationship struggles, grief, trauma, or the overwhelming nature of our lives today, our therapeutic alliance will increase your awareness and help you develop skills and capacities for better handling adversity.
Therapy is a powerful tool for restoring wellness and bringing about fulfilling and lasting change. Whether it's anxiety, unhealthy habits, relationship struggles, grief, trauma, or the overwhelming nature of our lives today, our therapeutic alliance will increase your awareness and help you develop skills and capacities for better handling adversity.
(803) 268-3620 View (803) 268-3620
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William Paul Hixson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Hardeeville, SC 29927  (Online Only)
I believe my job as a therapist is to help individuals, parents or couples find "their owner's manual". My work must be diagnostic and strategic through a comprehensive understanding of the person, their situation and settings. I have a wide background as a therapist from settings in several different clinics that provides a layering of understanding. i.e. education, addiction, trauma, family therapy, and group treatment clinics. I also believe understanding culture is vital to effective treatment as well.
I believe my job as a therapist is to help individuals, parents or couples find "their owner's manual". My work must be diagnostic and strategic through a comprehensive understanding of the person, their situation and settings. I have a wide background as a therapist from settings in several different clinics that provides a layering of understanding. i.e. education, addiction, trauma, family therapy, and group treatment clinics. I also believe understanding culture is vital to effective treatment as well.
(240) 297-7422 View (240) 297-7422
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Natasha C Kennedy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charleston, SC 29414
I am very pleased to announce that I am shifting my private practice to a “Concierge” model of practice. As I launch this new concierge psychotherapy service my focus will be on the young/emerging adult population (college students, graduate students and early careerists) and a few high school students, if they can make the time commitment needed for this level of work. Clients can be in crisis and needing to be seen multiple times a week or high achievers and looking to do much deeper work (intensive sessions-2+ hours) to reach their desired goals. Referrals are needed for concierge clients.
I am very pleased to announce that I am shifting my private practice to a “Concierge” model of practice. As I launch this new concierge psychotherapy service my focus will be on the young/emerging adult population (college students, graduate students and early careerists) and a few high school students, if they can make the time commitment needed for this level of work. Clients can be in crisis and needing to be seen multiple times a week or high achievers and looking to do much deeper work (intensive sessions-2+ hours) to reach their desired goals. Referrals are needed for concierge clients.
(843) 350-9242 View (843) 350-9242
Photo of Allison M. Humplik, MSW, LISW-CP, S, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Allison M. Humplik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP, S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Wellness. Intentions. Nurture. Growth. Success. These are concepts we will address together to give you, or a loved one the support you need for real change. Treating the whole person, whether you are a family struggling with relationships, a child or young adult trying to find your way in life, or simply ready to change negative thought patterns, we can begin together. In your first session, you can expect us to explore setting one’s own intentions, a path to achieve those goals, what personal growth may look like for YOU and how to realize true fulfillment.
Wellness. Intentions. Nurture. Growth. Success. These are concepts we will address together to give you, or a loved one the support you need for real change. Treating the whole person, whether you are a family struggling with relationships, a child or young adult trying to find your way in life, or simply ready to change negative thought patterns, we can begin together. In your first session, you can expect us to explore setting one’s own intentions, a path to achieve those goals, what personal growth may look like for YOU and how to realize true fulfillment.
(843) 268-4166 View (843) 268-4166
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Judy Mosesso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISWCP
Verified Verified
Bluffton, SC 29910
Are you are feeling stuck, anxious, or depressed? Are you unhappy with your current relationships, your career or where you are in life in general? Maybe you're struggling with the loss of a loved one, emotional eating or your ability to handle stress. As a therapist my goal is to provide a safe, supportive environment that offers you the opportunity to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and non-judgmental. Together we will work to clarify the issues you are facing, move through the emotions, put them in perspective and develop new skills and behaviors leading to positive thoughts, energy and actions.
Are you are feeling stuck, anxious, or depressed? Are you unhappy with your current relationships, your career or where you are in life in general? Maybe you're struggling with the loss of a loved one, emotional eating or your ability to handle stress. As a therapist my goal is to provide a safe, supportive environment that offers you the opportunity to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and non-judgmental. Together we will work to clarify the issues you are facing, move through the emotions, put them in perspective and develop new skills and behaviors leading to positive thoughts, energy and actions.
(843) 242-0878 View (843) 242-0878

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Number of Therapists in Walterboro, SC

< 10

Therapists in Walterboro, SC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
86% Relationship Issues
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
71% ADHD

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
86% Cigna and Evernorth
86% Medicaid

How Therapists in Walterboro, SC see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Walterboro?

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.