Therapists in Stansbury Park, UT

Photo of Lorene Noack - Lorene Noack, LCSW, LCSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lorene Noack, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Stansbury Park, UT 84074  (Online Only)
Whether you are seeking counseling services for yourself, your child or your family, please know that there is hope. Choosing this step in your life takes courage and strength. I will support and guide you to reach your goals. I am semi-retired, so I can only accept a few clients at a time. I offer telehealth exclusively through ZOOM, which allows us to work together in the comfort of your home or office. I am licensed in both Utah and California.
Whether you are seeking counseling services for yourself, your child or your family, please know that there is hope. Choosing this step in your life takes courage and strength. I will support and guide you to reach your goals. I am semi-retired, so I can only accept a few clients at a time. I offer telehealth exclusively through ZOOM, which allows us to work together in the comfort of your home or office. I am licensed in both Utah and California.
(530) 419-6103 View (530) 419-6103
Photo of Michelle Main - Pebble Creek Counseling Center, CMHC, Counselor
Pebble Creek Counseling Center
Counselor, CMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stansbury Park, UT 84074
Hi folks- my name is Michelle Main. I have worked in the human service field for over 20 years with the last several as a CMHC. I have 10 years experience with DCFS which gave me a strong background in working with children and trauma. I have several years experience with addiction and relapse prevention as well as domestic violence, grief, depression and anxiety. I use a integrative approach to counseling. I enjoy working with adults, children, adolescents couples and individuals. I am a strong believer in having hope as a strong base for any therapeutic relationship.
Hi folks- my name is Michelle Main. I have worked in the human service field for over 20 years with the last several as a CMHC. I have 10 years experience with DCFS which gave me a strong background in working with children and trauma. I have several years experience with addiction and relapse prevention as well as domestic violence, grief, depression and anxiety. I use a integrative approach to counseling. I enjoy working with adults, children, adolescents couples and individuals. I am a strong believer in having hope as a strong base for any therapeutic relationship.
(435) 238-4781 View (435) 238-4781
Photo of Jim Shelton - Deseret Peak Counseling, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Deseret Peak Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stansbury Park, UT 84074
I have been a practicing therapist for over 35 years and still love what I do. I specialize in depression, anxiety and marital problems for adults and teens. I have a had a lot of success with cognitive-behavioral therapy but borrow from many different therapies. I really believe in mindfulness meditation and I practice it and teach it to my clients. After practicing for so many years I have a lot of confidence in what I do. I am willing to take on the most difficult cases. Give me a try and I will not let you down.
I have been a practicing therapist for over 35 years and still love what I do. I specialize in depression, anxiety and marital problems for adults and teens. I have a had a lot of success with cognitive-behavioral therapy but borrow from many different therapies. I really believe in mindfulness meditation and I practice it and teach it to my clients. After practicing for so many years I have a lot of confidence in what I do. I am willing to take on the most difficult cases. Give me a try and I will not let you down.
(435) 625-0862 View (435) 625-0862
Photo of Raini W. Heap, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Raini W. Heap
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stansbury Park, UT 84074
Waitlist for new clients
Do you struggle with anxiety or depression? Are you challenged by a faith transition or a marriage/family relationship issue, or facing loss and grief? Perhaps you have experienced a traumatic event and find it difficult to move forward? If you have ever felt discouraged or hopeless, I can help guide you along your journey in finding resolution, peace, and healing as we work through your personal struggles and unique challenges. Guiding you towards reaching the goal of health, hope, and healing in your life, I will offer you tools to help you learn the skills that can improve your life and overall sense of well-being.
Do you struggle with anxiety or depression? Are you challenged by a faith transition or a marriage/family relationship issue, or facing loss and grief? Perhaps you have experienced a traumatic event and find it difficult to move forward? If you have ever felt discouraged or hopeless, I can help guide you along your journey in finding resolution, peace, and healing as we work through your personal struggles and unique challenges. Guiding you towards reaching the goal of health, hope, and healing in your life, I will offer you tools to help you learn the skills that can improve your life and overall sense of well-being.
(435) 363-3281 View (435) 363-3281
Photo of Olivia Pacheco, CMHC, Counselor
Olivia Pacheco
Counselor, CMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stansbury Park, UT 84074
Finding balance while juggling life's responsibilities can be overwhelming. We all need help sorting through our feelings. I have genuine empathy for people and the human experience. This quality underlines my passion to guide my clients to a purpose filled life. Whether you're faced with a temporary crisis or you're looking to learn skills necessary to have a balanced life - I offer a safe space, full of support with the goal to promote understanding and self-awareness. I understand that with work, finances, family conflict, relationship discord, parenting difficulties that life feels daunting.
Finding balance while juggling life's responsibilities can be overwhelming. We all need help sorting through our feelings. I have genuine empathy for people and the human experience. This quality underlines my passion to guide my clients to a purpose filled life. Whether you're faced with a temporary crisis or you're looking to learn skills necessary to have a balanced life - I offer a safe space, full of support with the goal to promote understanding and self-awareness. I understand that with work, finances, family conflict, relationship discord, parenting difficulties that life feels daunting.
(435) 292-3095 View (435) 292-3095
Photo of Chelsie Shortt - Kiwi Counseling, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Chelsie Shortt - Kiwi Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stansbury Park, UT 84074
What if therapy could be enjoyable? Suppose you could talk about your struggles without feeling judged. Imagine feeling heard and understood by your therapist. Can you visualize your relationships improving or actually overcoming your addiction? Yes, even a sexual addiction!
What if therapy could be enjoyable? Suppose you could talk about your struggles without feeling judged. Imagine feeling heard and understood by your therapist. Can you visualize your relationships improving or actually overcoming your addiction? Yes, even a sexual addiction!
(435) 246-7610 View (435) 246-7610
Photo of Tamra Aposhian, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tamra Aposhian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stansbury Park, UT 84074
Do you feel like your marriage is coming unraveled and you’re at a standstill or headed for divorce? Is your family in conflict because your child is making some bad choices and their behavior is getting out of control? Are your days full of grief and discouragement over the loss of a loved one? Would you like to feel hope again and the joy of a new day but your afraid of dishonoring your loved ones memory? Have you experienced trauma, abuse, and/or neglect and you don’t know were to turn? Do you worry constantly about the future and do not know how to quiet that anxious voice inside?
Do you feel like your marriage is coming unraveled and you’re at a standstill or headed for divorce? Is your family in conflict because your child is making some bad choices and their behavior is getting out of control? Are your days full of grief and discouragement over the loss of a loved one? Would you like to feel hope again and the joy of a new day but your afraid of dishonoring your loved ones memory? Have you experienced trauma, abuse, and/or neglect and you don’t know were to turn? Do you worry constantly about the future and do not know how to quiet that anxious voice inside?
(435) 466-7383 View (435) 466-7383

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Heather Christine Jenkins
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Tooele, UT 84074
Heather Christine Jenkins is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Utah who has been practicing since 2015. She studied at University of Phoenix. Heather tends to take a direct approach but also show love and compassion to all of the clients she sees no matter their age, race, gender, past, or present that prevents them from moving into their future. Heather is trauma informed and can look outside of the box when the need arises. She typically uses CBT, DBT, and ACT techniques to help her clients progress and see that progress within themselves.
Heather Christine Jenkins is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Utah who has been practicing since 2015. She studied at University of Phoenix. Heather tends to take a direct approach but also show love and compassion to all of the clients she sees no matter their age, race, gender, past, or present that prevents them from moving into their future. Heather is trauma informed and can look outside of the box when the need arises. She typically uses CBT, DBT, and ACT techniques to help her clients progress and see that progress within themselves.
(385) 595-5162 View (385) 595-5162
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Daniel R Peterson
Counselor, CMHC
Verified Verified
Tooele, UT 84074  (Online Only)
I hope to create a space for clients who are looking to understand themselves through integration and living by their values. I'm open to anyone in the process who is striving to be honest and curious about their journey!
I hope to create a space for clients who are looking to understand themselves through integration and living by their values. I'm open to anyone in the process who is striving to be honest and curious about their journey!
(385) 483-3261 View (385) 483-3261
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Mary Garrett
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Tooele, UT 84074
Mary Garrett is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Extern in Utah who has been practicing since 2024. She earned a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin's and a Bachelor's in Science in Health Promotion/Exercise Science from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Mary offers a holistic and integrative approach to counseling. She utilizes interventions based on the client's needs, not that of one particular therapeutic philosophy. Some of the interventions Mary uses commonly are mindfulness, self-inquiry, patient-centered focus, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Mary Garrett is an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Extern in Utah who has been practicing since 2024. She earned a Master's in Counseling Psychology from Saint Martin's and a Bachelor's in Science in Health Promotion/Exercise Science from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Mary offers a holistic and integrative approach to counseling. She utilizes interventions based on the client's needs, not that of one particular therapeutic philosophy. Some of the interventions Mary uses commonly are mindfulness, self-inquiry, patient-centered focus, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
(385) 233-9165 View (385) 233-9165
Photo of Lorrie Belnap, MSW,  LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lorrie Belnap
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tooele, UT 84074
Lorrie Belnap is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2002. Life can be hard. It’s even harder when you have a history of trauma. Lorrie does a therapy called Accelerated Resolution Therapy that has shown significant resolution of trauma related symptoms in as little as one to three sessions. It doesn’t work for everyone, but if you can recall painful experiences that you’ve had and hold an image in your mind while focusing on sensations in your body, it will likely work for you.
Lorrie Belnap is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2002. Life can be hard. It’s even harder when you have a history of trauma. Lorrie does a therapy called Accelerated Resolution Therapy that has shown significant resolution of trauma related symptoms in as little as one to three sessions. It doesn’t work for everyone, but if you can recall painful experiences that you’ve had and hold an image in your mind while focusing on sensations in your body, it will likely work for you.
(385) 220-8670 View (385) 220-8670
Photo of Hayley Baldwin, LCSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Hayley Baldwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Tooele, UT 84074
Are you overwhelmed with not knowing how to help your child? Is your child anxious, angry, or withdrawn? Or maybe your child is struggling emotionally or socially at home or in the school setting? If you are worried your youth is experiencing similar trials, we can work together as a team to help navigate your child's specific needs. With support from parents or guardians, I can offer resources to help your child learn healthy coping skills to manage everyday stresses and manage big emotions. Or are you, finding yourself in a place of change or uncertainty? Wondering how to cope with the pressures and stresses of life?
Are you overwhelmed with not knowing how to help your child? Is your child anxious, angry, or withdrawn? Or maybe your child is struggling emotionally or socially at home or in the school setting? If you are worried your youth is experiencing similar trials, we can work together as a team to help navigate your child's specific needs. With support from parents or guardians, I can offer resources to help your child learn healthy coping skills to manage everyday stresses and manage big emotions. Or are you, finding yourself in a place of change or uncertainty? Wondering how to cope with the pressures and stresses of life?
(435) 253-6279 View (435) 253-6279
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Regina Tippets
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Tooele, UT 84074
Dissatisfaction with work or life, feeling unhappy, anxiety, the loss of a loved one and feeling stuck are all reasons people come to therapy. Life has ups and downs and it can feel overwhelming and sometimes painful. I help people live their best lives by resolving the things that get in the way. I bring innate compassion with advanced training and extensive experience to help my clients find fulfillment, confidence, and clarity. My clients say they feel happier, lighter and able to be their authentic selves. I use approaches that are gentle and promote increased insight and clarity while resolving what got in the way.
Dissatisfaction with work or life, feeling unhappy, anxiety, the loss of a loved one and feeling stuck are all reasons people come to therapy. Life has ups and downs and it can feel overwhelming and sometimes painful. I help people live their best lives by resolving the things that get in the way. I bring innate compassion with advanced training and extensive experience to help my clients find fulfillment, confidence, and clarity. My clients say they feel happier, lighter and able to be their authentic selves. I use approaches that are gentle and promote increased insight and clarity while resolving what got in the way.
(385) 442-9062 View (385) 442-9062
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Paul Wooten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, ALMFT
Verified Verified
Tooele, UT 84074
Paul Wooten is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Utah who has been practicing since 2014. He has a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Paul has experience and enjoys working with clients with Borderline Personality Disorder and other personality disorders. He also has several years of experience working with adolescents and has a unique ability to connect and build rapport quickly with them. Paul most often utilizes a person-centered therapy approach, in which the direction of therapy is up to the client.
Paul Wooten is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Utah who has been practicing since 2014. He has a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Paul has experience and enjoys working with clients with Borderline Personality Disorder and other personality disorders. He also has several years of experience working with adolescents and has a unique ability to connect and build rapport quickly with them. Paul most often utilizes a person-centered therapy approach, in which the direction of therapy is up to the client.
(385) 526-7196 View (385) 526-7196
Photo of Ashley Carrubba, ACMHC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Ashley Carrubba
Pre-Licensed Professional, ACMHC
Verified Verified
Tooele, UT 84074
I believe every individual, no matter what they are faced with, can and deserves to live their very best life. If you are here, you may be finding it difficult to feel your best. Perhaps you’ve lost joy in the things you once loved and it’s hard to function in daily life. Whether you are experiencing anxious thoughts, depressed mood, or have experienced overwhelming events in your life, I am here for you. Sometimes, life gets messy and I would be honored to be apart of your journey as you uncover the strength inside you.
I believe every individual, no matter what they are faced with, can and deserves to live their very best life. If you are here, you may be finding it difficult to feel your best. Perhaps you’ve lost joy in the things you once loved and it’s hard to function in daily life. Whether you are experiencing anxious thoughts, depressed mood, or have experienced overwhelming events in your life, I am here for you. Sometimes, life gets messy and I would be honored to be apart of your journey as you uncover the strength inside you.
(435) 466-7354 View (435) 466-7354
Photo of Nicole Probst, MSW,  LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Nicole Probst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tooele, UT 84074
Nikki Probst is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and minor in Sociology from Southern Utah University and a Master’s of Social Work from Boston University. Nikki specializes in working with children and youth that need support with anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem, anger management, social skills, emotional regulation and identification, and various other needs.
Nikki Probst is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and minor in Sociology from Southern Utah University and a Master’s of Social Work from Boston University. Nikki specializes in working with children and youth that need support with anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem, anger management, social skills, emotional regulation and identification, and various other needs.
(385) 438-4654 View (385) 438-4654
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The Mindful Lemon Marriage and Family Therapy INC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tooele, UT 84074  (Online Only)
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office-based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, and what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness, and fitness, or any combination of the above.
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office-based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, and what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness, and fitness, or any combination of the above.
(435) 246-1363 View (435) 246-1363
Photo of Rebecka Hanson, MA, ACMHC, Counselor
Rebecka Hanson
Counselor, MA, ACMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tooele, UT 84074
So many of us struggle with feeling like we are "Not Enough". It's a constant battle to face each day with a smile, pretending everything is okay when deep down we are falling apart. Sometimes all we need is someone to truly listen, someone to guide us, someone to understand and support us through the darkest of times. I firmly believe that everyone deserves to feel successful, loved, and capable. By harnessing your personal strengths and breaking down negative thought patterns, I aim to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to thrive.
So many of us struggle with feeling like we are "Not Enough". It's a constant battle to face each day with a smile, pretending everything is okay when deep down we are falling apart. Sometimes all we need is someone to truly listen, someone to guide us, someone to understand and support us through the darkest of times. I firmly believe that everyone deserves to feel successful, loved, and capable. By harnessing your personal strengths and breaking down negative thought patterns, I aim to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to thrive.
(435) 485-2655 View (435) 485-2655
Photo of Lindsey Van Roo, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lindsey Van Roo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tooele, UT 84074
Lindsey Van Roo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2019. Lindsey works with a range of diagnoses including but not limited to depression, anxiety, ADHD, personality disorders, and PTSD. She can help clients identify life goals and areas of personality growth, alleviate emotional disturbances, learn new coping skills, and process trauma. Lindsey has several years of experience working within community mental health with all ages and identifying populations.
Lindsey Van Roo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Utah who has been practicing since 2019. Lindsey works with a range of diagnoses including but not limited to depression, anxiety, ADHD, personality disorders, and PTSD. She can help clients identify life goals and areas of personality growth, alleviate emotional disturbances, learn new coping skills, and process trauma. Lindsey has several years of experience working within community mental health with all ages and identifying populations.
(385) 325-7568 View (385) 325-7568
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Bryn M
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tooele, UT 84074
I believe that all healing starts with developing a sense of connection and empathy with yourself and others. I support clients 18 to 50 years old who desire building the life they always imagined through understanding their drive for change. Each client I connect with seeks to deepen their understanding of self through feedback, cultivates the ability to ask when they want someone to listen and knows that their trauma is not something to be forgotten but a piece within them to be nurtured for rewiring.
I believe that all healing starts with developing a sense of connection and empathy with yourself and others. I support clients 18 to 50 years old who desire building the life they always imagined through understanding their drive for change. Each client I connect with seeks to deepen their understanding of self through feedback, cultivates the ability to ask when they want someone to listen and knows that their trauma is not something to be forgotten but a piece within them to be nurtured for rewiring.
(385) 832-6843 View (385) 832-6843

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Stansbury Park, UT

< 10

Therapists in Stansbury Park, UT who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Grief
86% Trauma and PTSD
71% Child
71% Parenting

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
100% Regence

How Therapists in Stansbury Park, UT see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Stansbury Park?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.