Therapists in Arlington, VA

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Photo of Cameron Joiner, MEd, Pre-Licensed Professional
Cameron Joiner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22201
Not accepting new clients
If you are coming to therapy from a place of feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or confused, I want to assure you that you are not alone. I am passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and I have worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I use a trauma-informed, person-centered, strengths-based, feminist approach in my counseling, and I have experience using cognitive behavioral therapy as well. I have experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults both in private practice and nonprofit settings.
If you are coming to therapy from a place of feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or confused, I want to assure you that you are not alone. I am passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community, and I have worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. I use a trauma-informed, person-centered, strengths-based, feminist approach in my counseling, and I have experience using cognitive behavioral therapy as well. I have experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults both in private practice and nonprofit settings.
(571) 556-9325 View (571) 556-9325
Photo of undefined - LuAnn C. Oliver, LCSW, LCSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
LuAnn C. Oliver, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
Are you feeling alone in your relationships? Do you love your partner, but can't seem to get along? Are you longing for a stronger sexual connection? Do you wonder if your partner still loves you? Have you lost one another through difficult life challenges? Has addiction, infidelity or other battles left you feeling you'll never recover? There is a way out. There is hope. I can help. I want your relationship to be full of love, friendship, meaningful sex, and lasting security. Give me a call and let's talk.
Are you feeling alone in your relationships? Do you love your partner, but can't seem to get along? Are you longing for a stronger sexual connection? Do you wonder if your partner still loves you? Have you lost one another through difficult life challenges? Has addiction, infidelity or other battles left you feeling you'll never recover? There is a way out. There is hope. I can help. I want your relationship to be full of love, friendship, meaningful sex, and lasting security. Give me a call and let's talk.
(703) 991-7301 View (703) 991-7301
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Silver Lake Psychology--Virginia location
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
Learn how to feel more connected to yourself, others and the world around you. Therapy provides all the elements of intimacy: honest communication, vulnerability and trust. Good therapy is challenging yet warm, providing both structure and empathy for your unique experience. We are a collective of therapists with a wide range of specialties. Our intake professionals will help connect you with the right therapist for your needs. We make appointments easy, offering evenings and weekends and flexibility for creative professionals who can't make the same time each week.
(703) 783-3242 View (703) 783-3242
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Kathryn DeLoose
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22205  (Online Only)
My goal as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor is to make you feel safe and supported while exploring difficult topics and navigating life's challenges in a judgment free environment. I do this by building a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, confidentiality, empathy, reflection and collaboration. My hope is to provide you with insight and empower you to make positive choices or changes in your daily life. You are the expert on your life. My goal is to help you better understand your thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviors so that you can be the best version of yourself.
My goal as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor is to make you feel safe and supported while exploring difficult topics and navigating life's challenges in a judgment free environment. I do this by building a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, confidentiality, empathy, reflection and collaboration. My hope is to provide you with insight and empower you to make positive choices or changes in your daily life. You are the expert on your life. My goal is to help you better understand your thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviors so that you can be the best version of yourself.
(571) 520-9516 View (571) 520-9516
Photo of Amy Taddeo, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Amy Taddeo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals of all genders and ages, though I particularly enjoy working with older adolescents (14+) and young adults as they navigate the more transitional stages of life. I use a person-centered approach to therapy that allows my clients to be their own experts, and to use their own understanding of their experiences as a baseline for their healing. I also integrate relational therapy techniques, supporting clients in building their sense of self and autonomy, while also developing patience with and trust in their relationships with others.
I enjoy working with individuals of all genders and ages, though I particularly enjoy working with older adolescents (14+) and young adults as they navigate the more transitional stages of life. I use a person-centered approach to therapy that allows my clients to be their own experts, and to use their own understanding of their experiences as a baseline for their healing. I also integrate relational therapy techniques, supporting clients in building their sense of self and autonomy, while also developing patience with and trust in their relationships with others.
(571) 520-5917 View (571) 520-5917
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Valeria D'Amato Caputi Emdr Certified Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA, EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
Facing life's challenges can indeed feel overwhelming at times. Unexpected obstacles such as pressures, transitions, anxieties, childhood trauma, and past wounds can leave us feeling adrift. Experiencing these emotions is entirely natural. Recognizing and acknowledging feelings of being overwhelmed is not a sign of weakness; it is a testament to your inner strength and bravery. Taking the courageous step to seek support is a significant stride toward your own healing journey. Remember, you are never truly alone on this path. Attachment therapy and EMDR can be valuable tools in your journey of healing and growth.
Facing life's challenges can indeed feel overwhelming at times. Unexpected obstacles such as pressures, transitions, anxieties, childhood trauma, and past wounds can leave us feeling adrift. Experiencing these emotions is entirely natural. Recognizing and acknowledging feelings of being overwhelmed is not a sign of weakness; it is a testament to your inner strength and bravery. Taking the courageous step to seek support is a significant stride toward your own healing journey. Remember, you are never truly alone on this path. Attachment therapy and EMDR can be valuable tools in your journey of healing and growth.
(703) 546-9376 View (703) 546-9376
Photo of Kathleen Keating, LICSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kathleen Keating
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
It can be difficult to take the first step towards starting or restarting therapy. I am here to help! My goal is to create a safe, unconditionally supportive, and collaborative environment in our therapy sessions to navigate challenges and work towards achieving your goals in life. I have interest and experience in working with adults around the topics of anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, self-esteem, relationships, and LGBTQIA+ identity.
It can be difficult to take the first step towards starting or restarting therapy. I am here to help! My goal is to create a safe, unconditionally supportive, and collaborative environment in our therapy sessions to navigate challenges and work towards achieving your goals in life. I have interest and experience in working with adults around the topics of anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, self-esteem, relationships, and LGBTQIA+ identity.
(703) 997-2891 View (703) 997-2891
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Heather E Clark
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
Waitlist for new clients
My special focus is disordered eating, including binge eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia, body dissatisfaction, chronic dieting, intuitive eating, and orthorexia. I serve as the Clinical Director for Rock Recovery, a non-profit providing accessible disordered eating care. We offer individual and group therapy for VA, DC, and MD residents, as well as Christian support groups nationwide, to help people find freedom and healing in their relationship with food and their bodies. All our services are offered on a generous sliding scale, because we believe finances should never be a barrier to care.
My special focus is disordered eating, including binge eating disorder, bulimia, anorexia, body dissatisfaction, chronic dieting, intuitive eating, and orthorexia. I serve as the Clinical Director for Rock Recovery, a non-profit providing accessible disordered eating care. We offer individual and group therapy for VA, DC, and MD residents, as well as Christian support groups nationwide, to help people find freedom and healing in their relationship with food and their bodies. All our services are offered on a generous sliding scale, because we believe finances should never be a barrier to care.
(571) 470-6128 View (571) 470-6128
Photo of Lorraine Wodiska, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA, Psychologist
Lorraine Wodiska
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22207
Not accepting new clients
I have been working with individuals, couples and groups for over 25 years. I see psychotherapeutic work as a collaborative process in which we thoughtfully consider the past personal history and how that impacts present feelings and behaviors. In a therapeutic environment of safety and compassion, we explore how to use that information to construct healthy relationships and a satisfying life. Recently, I have been working with Animal Assisted Psychotherapy. My 9-pound Shih-Tzu dog, Stella, is certified as a "Pet Partner" and she is in all individual, couples and group sessions assisting in the therapeutic process.
I have been working with individuals, couples and groups for over 25 years. I see psychotherapeutic work as a collaborative process in which we thoughtfully consider the past personal history and how that impacts present feelings and behaviors. In a therapeutic environment of safety and compassion, we explore how to use that information to construct healthy relationships and a satisfying life. Recently, I have been working with Animal Assisted Psychotherapy. My 9-pound Shih-Tzu dog, Stella, is certified as a "Pet Partner" and she is in all individual, couples and group sessions assisting in the therapeutic process.
(703) 594-4396 View (703) 594-4396
Photo of Kristen Johnson, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kristen Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22207
Waitlist for new clients
Life has stresses. How we cope, how we manage and how we use them to strive for the next best thing matters. Maybe you are anxious or feeling down. Maybe you and your partner are arguing more or feeling disconnected or maybe you’re beginning to feel the effects of being sandwiched between caregiving for your aging parents and taking care of your own family. It’s all hard. Finding new strategies to manage and getting new knowledge can be transformative. Together we will make a plan that helps you take meaningful action towards a more fulfilling life.
Life has stresses. How we cope, how we manage and how we use them to strive for the next best thing matters. Maybe you are anxious or feeling down. Maybe you and your partner are arguing more or feeling disconnected or maybe you’re beginning to feel the effects of being sandwiched between caregiving for your aging parents and taking care of your own family. It’s all hard. Finding new strategies to manage and getting new knowledge can be transformative. Together we will make a plan that helps you take meaningful action towards a more fulfilling life.
(571) 470-5780 View (571) 470-5780
Photo of Freddy Chacon, MBA, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Freddy Chacon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MBA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22207
You have been looking at therapist profiles for a long time. You're tired of struggling with symptoms or experiences of anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, low self-esteem, behavioral disorders, academic and career struggles, or cultural issues. You are ready to unpack your baggage, understand yourself, feel more in control, and turn things around for your own well-being.
You have been looking at therapist profiles for a long time. You're tired of struggling with symptoms or experiences of anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, low self-esteem, behavioral disorders, academic and career struggles, or cultural issues. You are ready to unpack your baggage, understand yourself, feel more in control, and turn things around for your own well-being.
(703) 343-9138 View (703) 343-9138
Photo of Mary Kathryn Deacon, MA, PsyD, Psychologist
Mary Kathryn Deacon
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
I strive to create a safe, supportive space to help you explore and challenge yourself. I work collaboratively with clients using evidence-based interventions from a cognitive behavioral (CBT) framework to manage symptoms, enhance coping skills, strengthen relationships, facilitate change, and improve quality of life. I value a strengths-based treatment approach and tailor therapy interventions to your individualized needs. Together, we can process your challenges, gain insight into unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving that are holding you back, and develop concrete skills to help you achieve a fulfilling and meaningful life.
I strive to create a safe, supportive space to help you explore and challenge yourself. I work collaboratively with clients using evidence-based interventions from a cognitive behavioral (CBT) framework to manage symptoms, enhance coping skills, strengthen relationships, facilitate change, and improve quality of life. I value a strengths-based treatment approach and tailor therapy interventions to your individualized needs. Together, we can process your challenges, gain insight into unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaving that are holding you back, and develop concrete skills to help you achieve a fulfilling and meaningful life.
(571) 462-2885 View (571) 462-2885
Photo of Theresa Seffrin, MA, LPCC, Counselor
Theresa Seffrin
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22204  (Online Only)
Are you smart, successful, and juggling a lot, but your days often include feeling drained, plagued, stuck, or like you can't get over a hump? Do you often feel like you hit a brick wall, or missed your boat? Panic? Anxiety? My deep desire is to create a nourishing and healing experience for you. Time does not heal wounds. Awareness and honoring you and your unique process does heal. For more than twenty years, my passion has been exploring and developing empowerment and healing tools to facilitate and enhance people's well-being. My wisdom includes a wholistic approach to health, and I am eager to begin your journey.
Are you smart, successful, and juggling a lot, but your days often include feeling drained, plagued, stuck, or like you can't get over a hump? Do you often feel like you hit a brick wall, or missed your boat? Panic? Anxiety? My deep desire is to create a nourishing and healing experience for you. Time does not heal wounds. Awareness and honoring you and your unique process does heal. For more than twenty years, my passion has been exploring and developing empowerment and healing tools to facilitate and enhance people's well-being. My wisdom includes a wholistic approach to health, and I am eager to begin your journey.
(951) 848-3791 View (951) 848-3791
Photo of Diana Furrow, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Diana Furrow
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22203
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed professional counselor and have worked for the past 25 years in residential and private practice. I provide individual and group counseling for adolescents and adults struggling with trauma and mood disorders, which includes depression and anxiety and any behavioral related problems. My approach to therapy is typically goal-directed, which means your counseling sessions will be designed to help you overcome your current challenges and reach satisfaction.
I am a licensed professional counselor and have worked for the past 25 years in residential and private practice. I provide individual and group counseling for adolescents and adults struggling with trauma and mood disorders, which includes depression and anxiety and any behavioral related problems. My approach to therapy is typically goal-directed, which means your counseling sessions will be designed to help you overcome your current challenges and reach satisfaction.
(703) 468-8279 View (703) 468-8279
Photo of Theresa Reed, PsyD, LCP, Psychologist
Theresa Reed
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us." Therapy allows one to explore their inner thoughts and feelings and is a tool for building self-esteem. My therapeutic approach incorporates an empathic, honest, exploratory, and integrative style in order to provide a comfortable and safe environment. In my work with children, I incorporate play therapy techniques, as I am a firm believer that play is a child's language and toys are their words.
"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us." Therapy allows one to explore their inner thoughts and feelings and is a tool for building self-esteem. My therapeutic approach incorporates an empathic, honest, exploratory, and integrative style in order to provide a comfortable and safe environment. In my work with children, I incorporate play therapy techniques, as I am a firm believer that play is a child's language and toys are their words.
(571) 206-3705 View (571) 206-3705
Photo of David Riley, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
David Riley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22207  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate & client-centered clinician whose passion for equity, social justice, & overall mental well-being is rooted in the firm belief that ALL people, regardless of race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc. are worthy & deserving of the freedom to live, whole heartedly as their true & genuine selves. My primary specialties are in the areas of complex & single-incident trauma, general relationship issues, & difficulties managing the challenges of life transitions & every day stressors. I use a variety of modalities based on your individual needs & together we will discover the key to your emotional healing.
I am a compassionate & client-centered clinician whose passion for equity, social justice, & overall mental well-being is rooted in the firm belief that ALL people, regardless of race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc. are worthy & deserving of the freedom to live, whole heartedly as their true & genuine selves. My primary specialties are in the areas of complex & single-incident trauma, general relationship issues, & difficulties managing the challenges of life transitions & every day stressors. I use a variety of modalities based on your individual needs & together we will discover the key to your emotional healing.
(571) 487-8687 View (571) 487-8687
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Tesha Thornton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22203
Greetings! My name is Tesha Thornton, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor offering therapy services virtually for clients residing in Virginia. I have been in the field of mental health for 20 years. My experience is extremely broad as I have held positions providing individual and family counseling services within juvenile detention centers, crisis intervention services for several Virginia localities, emergency room assessments, and court liaison services for foster care children.
Greetings! My name is Tesha Thornton, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor offering therapy services virtually for clients residing in Virginia. I have been in the field of mental health for 20 years. My experience is extremely broad as I have held positions providing individual and family counseling services within juvenile detention centers, crisis intervention services for several Virginia localities, emergency room assessments, and court liaison services for foster care children.
(804) 220-8462 View (804) 220-8462
Photo of Carolyn J. Noel, PsyD, Psychologist
Carolyn J. Noel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
In today's challenging world, the experience of being stressed and overwhelmed is all too familiar. Whether your difficulties are related to relationships, work, parenting challenges, finances, or physical/medical challenges (among others), therapy can provide a place to share your current struggles and work through past difficulties. I offer support and validation, as well as a gentle push when necessary, in order to help you gain better control of your life and emotions.
In today's challenging world, the experience of being stressed and overwhelmed is all too familiar. Whether your difficulties are related to relationships, work, parenting challenges, finances, or physical/medical challenges (among others), therapy can provide a place to share your current struggles and work through past difficulties. I offer support and validation, as well as a gentle push when necessary, in order to help you gain better control of your life and emotions.
(703) 468-8438 View (703) 468-8438
Photo of Irena S Whitestone, MA, LPC, LSATP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Irena S Whitestone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LSATP
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
My approach to counseling is to be warm and supportive. I strive to provide a safe and trusting environment. I incorporate elements of CBT, ACT and DBT to provide individual therapy for clients who are currently attending DBT or CBT group. Together we address harmful thoughts and behaviors that lead to depression, anxiety and substance use.
My approach to counseling is to be warm and supportive. I strive to provide a safe and trusting environment. I incorporate elements of CBT, ACT and DBT to provide individual therapy for clients who are currently attending DBT or CBT group. Together we address harmful thoughts and behaviors that lead to depression, anxiety and substance use.
(571) 365-3163 View (571) 365-3163
Photo of Michelle M. May, LPC, NCC, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Michelle M. May
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22201
Waitlist for new clients
I provide a completely tailored therapeutic approach for each individual and couple. Working as a highly active team, we pay careful attention to you in order to understand the cause of your struggles. By identifying, examining, and processing deep core dynamics, we change maladaptive emotional, cognitive, and behavioral patterns.
I provide a completely tailored therapeutic approach for each individual and couple. Working as a highly active team, we pay careful attention to you in order to understand the cause of your struggles. By identifying, examining, and processing deep core dynamics, we change maladaptive emotional, cognitive, and behavioral patterns.
(703) 722-8031 View (703) 722-8031

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Arlington, VA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Arlington, VA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Aetna
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Arlington, VA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Arlington?

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.