Therapists in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA

Photo of Rebecca Newkirk, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA
Rebecca Newkirk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
If only the image you have perfected projecting were true. Everyone seems to buy it; that you are as calm, confident, and competent as you portray yourself to be. Meanwhile, you walk around feeling like a little girl wearing her mother’s heels. The worst part is always worrying about being “found out” as the fraud that you know yourself to be. It makes it hard to be really emotionally available and honest in your relationships and you always end up feeling so alone. All the success in your professional life just makes you feel like you have that much more to lose when someone really sees what you are desperately trying to hide.
If only the image you have perfected projecting were true. Everyone seems to buy it; that you are as calm, confident, and competent as you portray yourself to be. Meanwhile, you walk around feeling like a little girl wearing her mother’s heels. The worst part is always worrying about being “found out” as the fraud that you know yourself to be. It makes it hard to be really emotionally available and honest in your relationships and you always end up feeling so alone. All the success in your professional life just makes you feel like you have that much more to lose when someone really sees what you are desperately trying to hide.
(703) 594-8021 View (703) 594-8021
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Omega Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
You belong to the LGBTQ community, and you seem to have been struggling all your life with being somehow different and up against discrimination, humiliation, even downright abuse.
You belong to the LGBTQ community, and you seem to have been struggling all your life with being somehow different and up against discrimination, humiliation, even downright abuse.
(202) 516-7511 View (202) 516-7511
Photo of Rebecca Loesberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA
Rebecca Loesberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301  (Online Only)
Do you feel burned out and exhausted by "going through the motions" of everyday life? Are you floating through life, often overwhelmed, stressed, and feeling like there must be more out there? Are you feeling disconnected from who you want to be or like you're not even sure who that person is? I specialize in helping women in their 20’s and 30’s work through anxiety, people-pleasing, and burnout. Together, we will discover and honor your emotions, figure out what matters most to you, and head in that direction.
Do you feel burned out and exhausted by "going through the motions" of everyday life? Are you floating through life, often overwhelmed, stressed, and feeling like there must be more out there? Are you feeling disconnected from who you want to be or like you're not even sure who that person is? I specialize in helping women in their 20’s and 30’s work through anxiety, people-pleasing, and burnout. Together, we will discover and honor your emotions, figure out what matters most to you, and head in that direction.
(703) 782-4764 View (703) 782-4764
Photo of Bernard Adam Stoltz, Psychologist in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA
Bernard Adam Stoltz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and orientations. The clients I have served include troubled adolescents, undergraduate and graduate students, military personnel, working adults, single mothers, and people suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, relationship problems, development of self-esteem, trauma/PTSD, insomnia, fertility concerns, childhood abuse, ADHD, eating disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. I also have experience coaching individuals through career changes as well as other life transitions.
I enjoy working with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and orientations. The clients I have served include troubled adolescents, undergraduate and graduate students, military personnel, working adults, single mothers, and people suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. My areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, relationship problems, development of self-esteem, trauma/PTSD, insomnia, fertility concerns, childhood abuse, ADHD, eating disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. I also have experience coaching individuals through career changes as well as other life transitions.
(703) 991-4769 x108 View (703) 991-4769 x108
Photo of Sarah Pitkin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA
Sarah Pitkin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
As the demands of daily life become increasingly complex, many people find themselves struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relational conflicts, difficulty with managing life-work balance, and unresolved trauma from earlier experiences.
As the demands of daily life become increasingly complex, many people find themselves struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relational conflicts, difficulty with managing life-work balance, and unresolved trauma from earlier experiences.
(571) 200-1027 x507 View (571) 200-1027 x507
Photo of Diane Bonilla, Licensed Professional Counselor in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA
Diane Bonilla
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
Not accepting new clients
I am all about helping you find resiliency with your circumstances. Whether you’re a therapist, business owner, parent, or caregiver, life can get overwhelming. It’s important to strengthen nervous system regulation as foundation for making change and managing stress. I work with clients struggling to cope with grief and loss, anxiety guilt, forgiveness, relationship communication, setting boundaries, career or life changes. Therapists, are you struggling? I specialize in burnout recovery and prevention, work related anxiety and stress, and imposter syndrome.
I am all about helping you find resiliency with your circumstances. Whether you’re a therapist, business owner, parent, or caregiver, life can get overwhelming. It’s important to strengthen nervous system regulation as foundation for making change and managing stress. I work with clients struggling to cope with grief and loss, anxiety guilt, forgiveness, relationship communication, setting boundaries, career or life changes. Therapists, are you struggling? I specialize in burnout recovery and prevention, work related anxiety and stress, and imposter syndrome.
(540) 831-3233 View (540) 831-3233
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Dr. Sherrill McMillan Duckett
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22305  (Online Only)
I work with clients to help them through difficult issues involving marriage and family relationships, depression, anxiety, sexual assault and other trauma. My goal is to help my clients achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time so that they can get on with their lives.
I work with clients to help them through difficult issues involving marriage and family relationships, depression, anxiety, sexual assault and other trauma. My goal is to help my clients achieve the best results in the shortest amount of time so that they can get on with their lives.
(202) 759-6585 View (202) 759-6585
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Carol Nasr Carle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301  (Online Only)
Do you feel dissatisfied with your relationship? Are you tired of feeling disconnected and out of sync with your partner? Do you wish you could find and follow your gut? We all have periods in our life where we need help navigating difficult situations, decisions, the day-to-day stressors, and our relationships. I work with my clients to help them regain a feeling of self control, personal worth and goal attainment. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples in outpatient and community mental health settings as both a therapist and a leader.
Do you feel dissatisfied with your relationship? Are you tired of feeling disconnected and out of sync with your partner? Do you wish you could find and follow your gut? We all have periods in our life where we need help navigating difficult situations, decisions, the day-to-day stressors, and our relationships. I work with my clients to help them regain a feeling of self control, personal worth and goal attainment. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples in outpatient and community mental health settings as both a therapist and a leader.
(703) 832-0937 View (703) 832-0937
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Lauren Smith-Papke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
I am a clinical psychologist, who enjoys working with adults across the lifespan in individual psychotherapy. I have worked with many different types of individuals in day treatment, community mental health, and counseling center settings; I have also worked at The Women's Center as a therapist and supervisor of graduate students for the past 9 years. I strive to understand each client as a complex individual, and work with the client to clarify the nature of their difficulties, identify strengths and resources, and engage together in the process of increased insight and change.
I am a clinical psychologist, who enjoys working with adults across the lifespan in individual psychotherapy. I have worked with many different types of individuals in day treatment, community mental health, and counseling center settings; I have also worked at The Women's Center as a therapist and supervisor of graduate students for the past 9 years. I strive to understand each client as a complex individual, and work with the client to clarify the nature of their difficulties, identify strengths and resources, and engage together in the process of increased insight and change.
(540) 268-0974 View (540) 268-0974
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Jennifer Crittenden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22305
Are you feeling a bit stuck? Want change, but don’t know how to get there? Let's explore how better to communicate our wants and needs. Let's understand our coping mechanisms. Let's ask ourselves why we struggle to care for ourselves, the way we care for others. Let's look at our beliefs, coping styles and behaviors that repeat, even though they no longer serve us.
Are you feeling a bit stuck? Want change, but don’t know how to get there? Let's explore how better to communicate our wants and needs. Let's understand our coping mechanisms. Let's ask ourselves why we struggle to care for ourselves, the way we care for others. Let's look at our beliefs, coping styles and behaviors that repeat, even though they no longer serve us.
(703) 957-7883 View (703) 957-7883
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Amy Lyn Wood
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who enjoys working with individuals of various ages (5 & up). Assessment and therapy can be useful ways to better understand one's strengths/challenges at each developmental stage. Students today can face an array of struggles from lack of motivation to anxiety/perfectionism. School-age children may encounter difficulties with learning and self-regulation in the classroom. Adolescents are figuring out who they are, while navigating the ever-present world of social media in a safe, healthy way. Adults typically strive to function at their best in numerous realms, often feeling unsuccessful or overwhelmed.
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, who enjoys working with individuals of various ages (5 & up). Assessment and therapy can be useful ways to better understand one's strengths/challenges at each developmental stage. Students today can face an array of struggles from lack of motivation to anxiety/perfectionism. School-age children may encounter difficulties with learning and self-regulation in the classroom. Adolescents are figuring out who they are, while navigating the ever-present world of social media in a safe, healthy way. Adults typically strive to function at their best in numerous realms, often feeling unsuccessful or overwhelmed.
(703) 596-3153 x117 View (703) 596-3153 x117
Photo of Patrick Penaherrera, Licensed Professional Counselor in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA
Patrick Penaherrera
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
Not accepting new clients
Are you frustrated with how much you worry? Is your sadness causing you to lose motivation? Are you noticing dissatisfaction in your relationship? Anxiety, sadness and relationship problems often trigger one another. Anxiety and depression are exhausting. They drain you of your energy and sap you of joy. In addition, relationship problems can present anxiety and depression in ways you may have never experienced. You may begin to feel frustrated, irritable or even hopeless. Doing the most menial task may feel like a burden. You begin to feel like a burden.
Are you frustrated with how much you worry? Is your sadness causing you to lose motivation? Are you noticing dissatisfaction in your relationship? Anxiety, sadness and relationship problems often trigger one another. Anxiety and depression are exhausting. They drain you of your energy and sap you of joy. In addition, relationship problems can present anxiety and depression in ways you may have never experienced. You may begin to feel frustrated, irritable or even hopeless. Doing the most menial task may feel like a burden. You begin to feel like a burden.
(516) 874-4309 View (516) 874-4309
Photo of Anna Eng, Psychologist in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA
Anna Eng
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
If you struggle with self worth, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, ADHD, insomia/sleep disorders, women's health, and/or general health psych related problems such as chronic pain, acceptance of a new medical diagnosis, etc., I can provide the tools to assist you in navigating the complexity of these issues.
If you struggle with self worth, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, ADHD, insomia/sleep disorders, women's health, and/or general health psych related problems such as chronic pain, acceptance of a new medical diagnosis, etc., I can provide the tools to assist you in navigating the complexity of these issues.
(571) 200-5172 x508 View (571) 200-5172 x508
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Eleni Boosalis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
Accepting Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Clients ONLY. Do you constantly find yourself asking, "Why does this keep happening to me?!". I can help you discover how you are manifesting your reality through the choices you are making. Most thoughts and behaviors are unconscious, therefore people often find themselves distressed regarding poor choices and feelings of powerlessness in their lives. I can help you make permanent changes in your life by guiding you toward uncovering the subconscious motivators of your behaviors. I take an eclectic approach and tailor therapy to best meet your needs.
Accepting Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Clients ONLY. Do you constantly find yourself asking, "Why does this keep happening to me?!". I can help you discover how you are manifesting your reality through the choices you are making. Most thoughts and behaviors are unconscious, therefore people often find themselves distressed regarding poor choices and feelings of powerlessness in their lives. I can help you make permanent changes in your life by guiding you toward uncovering the subconscious motivators of your behaviors. I take an eclectic approach and tailor therapy to best meet your needs.
(703) 677-8884 x501 View (703) 677-8884 x501
Photo of Elisa Nebolsine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA
Elisa Nebolsine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
Waitlist for new clients
Relationships, past traumas, and the stories we tell ourselves shape our emotions and actions. I focus on forming genuine connections with my clients to ensure they feel truly heard and seen. Together, we explore the deeper meaning behind your experiences, address emotional hurdles, and highlight your strengths to build a life that feels better.
Relationships, past traumas, and the stories we tell ourselves shape our emotions and actions. I focus on forming genuine connections with my clients to ensure they feel truly heard and seen. Together, we explore the deeper meaning behind your experiences, address emotional hurdles, and highlight your strengths to build a life that feels better.
(571) 600-6707 View (571) 600-6707
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Sammy Kirk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
Do you have a sense that something about your childhood is affecting you as an adult? Maybe you can put your finger on exactly what it is, or maybe you are just seeing patterns in your life & relationships that have you wondering if there’s something deeper behind it. Past therapy experiences may have been helpful in some ways, but you seem to keep getting stuck. It feels like anxiety and self-doubt are the ones controlling the direction of your life, not what is true and authentic to you. You’re ready to address these things at the source, so you can finally work with your inner critic and regain control of your life.
Do you have a sense that something about your childhood is affecting you as an adult? Maybe you can put your finger on exactly what it is, or maybe you are just seeing patterns in your life & relationships that have you wondering if there’s something deeper behind it. Past therapy experiences may have been helpful in some ways, but you seem to keep getting stuck. It feels like anxiety and self-doubt are the ones controlling the direction of your life, not what is true and authentic to you. You’re ready to address these things at the source, so you can finally work with your inner critic and regain control of your life.
(703) 952-1846 View (703) 952-1846
Photo of Nancy Reder, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA
Nancy Reder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
I'm a depth-oriented therapist and clinical case consultant. Prospective therapy clients, if you're stuck or suffering, I help you get the quickest possible relief from symptoms and achieve personal goals. I assist you to overcome habits that negatively impact your relationships, performance and self-esteem. This involves learning to see and use internal information that you are unaccustomed to noticing, or managing. I'll help you connect to new, productive responses in relationships; loss; trauma; and difficult circumstances. For more information: Therapy clients, and therapists looking for case consultation, go to nancyreder.com.
I'm a depth-oriented therapist and clinical case consultant. Prospective therapy clients, if you're stuck or suffering, I help you get the quickest possible relief from symptoms and achieve personal goals. I assist you to overcome habits that negatively impact your relationships, performance and self-esteem. This involves learning to see and use internal information that you are unaccustomed to noticing, or managing. I'll help you connect to new, productive responses in relationships; loss; trauma; and difficult circumstances. For more information: Therapy clients, and therapists looking for case consultation, go to nancyreder.com.
(703) 634-4983 View (703) 634-4983
Photo of Adam C. Prestegord, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA
Adam C. Prestegord
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22305
Sex, identity, and relationships can be integral parts of our lives. However, shame, miscommunication, and other life stress might prevent us from having the connections we want. Although these frustrations may seem insurmountable at times, change is possible. Looking for a therapist is a positive first step. Whether you are looking to gain personal insight, develop coping strategies, or improve your relationships and sexual functioning, we can work together to achieve your goals. I work with individuals and couples. I am licensed in VA, DC, and MD and certified as a sex therapist by AASECT.
Sex, identity, and relationships can be integral parts of our lives. However, shame, miscommunication, and other life stress might prevent us from having the connections we want. Although these frustrations may seem insurmountable at times, change is possible. Looking for a therapist is a positive first step. Whether you are looking to gain personal insight, develop coping strategies, or improve your relationships and sexual functioning, we can work together to achieve your goals. I work with individuals and couples. I am licensed in VA, DC, and MD and certified as a sex therapist by AASECT.
(571) 200-5235 View (571) 200-5235
Photo of Kathryn Hanna Brideau, Psychologist in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA
Kathryn Hanna Brideau
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301
Are you tired of repeating the same patterns over and over again? Are you ready to make changes in your life? I can help you develop new healthy coping tools and gain power over your life. If you are experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, communication, relationships, or just feel "stuck " I can help provide some relief and guidance. I use a warm, collaborate and evidence-based approach to help you utilize better coping strategies, gain support, understand your emotions, challenge your negative thought patterns, find and develop your strengths, and set your own personal goals.
Are you tired of repeating the same patterns over and over again? Are you ready to make changes in your life? I can help you develop new healthy coping tools and gain power over your life. If you are experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, communication, relationships, or just feel "stuck " I can help provide some relief and guidance. I use a warm, collaborate and evidence-based approach to help you utilize better coping strategies, gain support, understand your emotions, challenge your negative thought patterns, find and develop your strengths, and set your own personal goals.
(440) 776-8119 View (440) 776-8119
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Bonnie Kuo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Potomac West, Alexandria, VA 22301  (Online Only)
NOTE: I am currently accepting clients who are interested in EMDR work. As a licensed professional counselor, I work with young adults and adults seeking progress and healing in anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, substance use, life transitions, and career development. I am trained in EMDR, and I look to support clients who desire to gain insights into past events impacting current life experiences. Whether you seek a compassionate space to reflect, grow, or heal, I will take the time and care to support your journey.
NOTE: I am currently accepting clients who are interested in EMDR work. As a licensed professional counselor, I work with young adults and adults seeking progress and healing in anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, substance use, life transitions, and career development. I am trained in EMDR, and I look to support clients who desire to gain insights into past events impacting current life experiences. Whether you seek a compassionate space to reflect, grow, or heal, I will take the time and care to support your journey.
(703) 936-2668 View (703) 936-2668

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Number of Therapists in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
77% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
74% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Aetna
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Potomac West, Alexandria, VA see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Potomac West, Alexandria?

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.