Therapists in Williamsburg, Arlington, VA

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Lorraine Wodiska
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Williamsburg, 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 Svetlana Dimovski in Williamsburg, Arlington, VA
Svetlana Dimovski
PhD, PCC, NBC-HWC
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, Arlington, VA 22207
My clients are often professionals or business owners who are navigating ambiguities in advanced stages of personal growth and transformation. They are often looking for holistic wellbeing, peak performance, and self-actualization.
My clients are often professionals or business owners who are navigating ambiguities in advanced stages of personal growth and transformation. They are often looking for holistic wellbeing, peak performance, and self-actualization.
(571) 336-0027 View (571) 336-0027
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Deborah Sabatino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Williamsburg, Arlington, VA 22213
My name is Deb Sabatino and I am and Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I use a gentle wholistic approach which is trauma-informed when working with clients. My speciality is working with young adults ages 18-30 who are experiencing anxiety due to life transitions. I also specialize in relationship trauma and helping clients restore themselves back to health after they have experienced abuse of any kind. I have experience working with Military, Law Enforcement and their families.
My name is Deb Sabatino and I am and Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I use a gentle wholistic approach which is trauma-informed when working with clients. My speciality is working with young adults ages 18-30 who are experiencing anxiety due to life transitions. I also specialize in relationship trauma and helping clients restore themselves back to health after they have experienced abuse of any kind. I have experience working with Military, Law Enforcement and their families.
(804) 492-8383 View (804) 492-8383
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Ian Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, Arlington, VA 22213
Welcome, my name is Ian Rivera and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience in the field. I work with individuals with all types of issues including depression, anxiety, addiction, men's issues, and mood disorders. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused brief, and motivational interviewing to help elicit change from within to become the best you. I have a warm and interactive counseling style and believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
Welcome, my name is Ian Rivera and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience in the field. I work with individuals with all types of issues including depression, anxiety, addiction, men's issues, and mood disorders. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused brief, and motivational interviewing to help elicit change from within to become the best you. I have a warm and interactive counseling style and believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
(703) 810-7912 View (703) 810-7912
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Khalilah Garrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Williamsburg, Arlington, VA 22213
Khalilah Garrett, LCSW, LICSW Khalilah has been providing Mental Health Treatment and Services to include program coordination/management, psychotherapy, coaching, and case management for over 20 years. Khalilah specializes in treating individuals with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use disorders), and unresolved emotional issues. Khalilah's therapeutic techniques include individual counseling for personal and emotional growth, creating more meaning and purpose in one's life; and include counseling to increase self-esteem and self-empowerment.
Khalilah Garrett, LCSW, LICSW Khalilah has been providing Mental Health Treatment and Services to include program coordination/management, psychotherapy, coaching, and case management for over 20 years. Khalilah specializes in treating individuals with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use disorders), and unresolved emotional issues. Khalilah's therapeutic techniques include individual counseling for personal and emotional growth, creating more meaning and purpose in one's life; and include counseling to increase self-esteem and self-empowerment.
(703) 997-1263 View (703) 997-1263
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Whitney Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, Arlington, VA 22213  (Online Only)
Whitney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a focus on holistic psychotherapy. In therapy, she will work alongside you toward your goals and real solutions that can make your life better. You can expect compassionate support without judgment. Whitney encourages you to consider how to make life choices that support healing and growth. Whitney specializes in working with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, disordered eating, trauma, and relationship issues.
Whitney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a focus on holistic psychotherapy. In therapy, she will work alongside you toward your goals and real solutions that can make your life better. You can expect compassionate support without judgment. Whitney encourages you to consider how to make life choices that support healing and growth. Whitney specializes in working with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, disordered eating, trauma, and relationship issues.
(571) 496-9400 View (571) 496-9400
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Tina Curran-Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, Arlington, VA 22213
Hello, my name is Tina Curran-Taylor, LPC. My favorite areas of practice include trauma, addictions, depression and anxiety including all the nuanced behaviors that can present within these categories. Many people have the misconception that you must dig relentlessly into the past to release the pain or the limiting beliefs and though the past informs our current approach to life, we only want to explore as much as it takes to release the chains.
Hello, my name is Tina Curran-Taylor, LPC. My favorite areas of practice include trauma, addictions, depression and anxiety including all the nuanced behaviors that can present within these categories. Many people have the misconception that you must dig relentlessly into the past to release the pain or the limiting beliefs and though the past informs our current approach to life, we only want to explore as much as it takes to release the chains.
(703) 940-9859 View (703) 940-9859
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Marion Scotchmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, Arlington, VA 22213
Marion “Mimi” Scotchmer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW, LICSW) with over 16 years of experience working in behavioral health. Mimi supports clients who are experiencing a wide range of concerns including mental distress, anxiety, depression, grief, major life transitions, and relationship challenges.
Marion “Mimi” Scotchmer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW, LICSW) with over 16 years of experience working in behavioral health. Mimi supports clients who are experiencing a wide range of concerns including mental distress, anxiety, depression, grief, major life transitions, and relationship challenges.
(571) 487-8017 View (571) 487-8017
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Arsheia Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Williamsburg, Arlington, VA 22213
I'm so glad you're here! I believe that we all have the potential to be our best selves, and it is my honor and privilege to help you get there. I am a licensed professional counselor with 16 years of experience in the mental health field. I am also a licensed Substance Abuse practitioner and certified sex offender treatment provider. I have extensive training and experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My therapy practice is based on cognitive-behavioral principles from a client-centered perspective. As a therapist, I aim to help you rediscover your life's balance.
I'm so glad you're here! I believe that we all have the potential to be our best selves, and it is my honor and privilege to help you get there. I am a licensed professional counselor with 16 years of experience in the mental health field. I am also a licensed Substance Abuse practitioner and certified sex offender treatment provider. I have extensive training and experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. My therapy practice is based on cognitive-behavioral principles from a client-centered perspective. As a therapist, I aim to help you rediscover your life's balance.
(703) 270-0551 View (703) 270-0551
Photo of Renea Slaughter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Williamsburg, Arlington, VA
Renea Slaughter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Williamsburg, Arlington, VA 22213  (Online Only)
I believe therapy is where a person is able to elicit assistance, for any set of struggles, by an unbiased, non-judgmental, empowering professional in a safe environment. Each person gets individualized treatment through their specific goals and tailored interventions. Through active listening, I support each client in identifying current areas of concern, collaborating with them to promote independence and self-reliance, and increasing their ability to overcome obstacles holding them back from achieving what they would like to achieve.
I believe therapy is where a person is able to elicit assistance, for any set of struggles, by an unbiased, non-judgmental, empowering professional in a safe environment. Each person gets individualized treatment through their specific goals and tailored interventions. Through active listening, I support each client in identifying current areas of concern, collaborating with them to promote independence and self-reliance, and increasing their ability to overcome obstacles holding them back from achieving what they would like to achieve.
(301) 205-5107 View (301) 205-5107
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Flourishing Hearts Counseling & Hypnotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Williamsburg, Arlington, VA 22213  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Stuck? Sad? Worried? Stressed? Do you find yourself dealing with situations, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that you believe you have no control over or find to be completely overwhelming? Are you having trouble putting your past experiences behind you? Are you fearful of the future and of moving forward? Or maybe you want to try new things, but fear gets in the way of taking that first step? Perhaps you're stressed and trying to find balance? It’s okay; as women, we have all been there. We get it. But, you don’t have to deal with this alone. A skilled, trusted, & compassionate therapist can help you navigate these life issues.
Stuck? Sad? Worried? Stressed? Do you find yourself dealing with situations, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that you believe you have no control over or find to be completely overwhelming? Are you having trouble putting your past experiences behind you? Are you fearful of the future and of moving forward? Or maybe you want to try new things, but fear gets in the way of taking that first step? Perhaps you're stressed and trying to find balance? It’s okay; as women, we have all been there. We get it. But, you don’t have to deal with this alone. A skilled, trusted, & compassionate therapist can help you navigate these life issues.
(540) 516-3448 View (540) 516-3448
Photo of Dan Russo, Resident in Counseling in Williamsburg, Arlington, VA
Dan Russo
Resident in Counseling, MA/MA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Williamsburg, Arlington, VA 22213
What if you could get depression or anxiety to take a backseat in your life. What if your relationships could get to a better place. Have you been noticing things in everyday life are more difficult to manage? You are not alone. We can tackle these challenges together as we explore the change that moves you closer to the life you desire. I can help you restore the balance between mind and body that can ease depression, calm anxious thoughts, and regain safety. I am currently taking new clients and I would love the opportunity to be a part of your healing journey. Book your consultation or first session now using my website link.
What if you could get depression or anxiety to take a backseat in your life. What if your relationships could get to a better place. Have you been noticing things in everyday life are more difficult to manage? You are not alone. We can tackle these challenges together as we explore the change that moves you closer to the life you desire. I can help you restore the balance between mind and body that can ease depression, calm anxious thoughts, and regain safety. I am currently taking new clients and I would love the opportunity to be a part of your healing journey. Book your consultation or first session now using my website link.
(571) 520-5934 View (571) 520-5934

Online Therapists

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Raisa Mathies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Mx. Raisa Mathies, LCSW Mx. Raisa Mathies is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Master of Social Work from North Carolina State University. Raisa provides person-centered interventions to increase the client's sense of agency in achieving treatment goals using evidence-based practice (EBP).
Mx. Raisa Mathies, LCSW Mx. Raisa Mathies is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Master of Social Work from North Carolina State University. Raisa provides person-centered interventions to increase the client's sense of agency in achieving treatment goals using evidence-based practice (EBP).
(571) 339-5180 View (571) 339-5180
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Kitty Wicks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22207
Many adolescents and children today struggle in their day-to-day lives. They may struggle to deal with school stress, social anxiety or even to understand themselves. These mood regulation or core ego struggles impact personal relationships and the ability to operate successfully from a position of strength. External pressures are greater than ever on school aged children. Many do not yet have the capacity or coping mechanisms to deal with all that is coming their way. Group therapy or individual sessions are a great way to begin to build capacity and gain tools to navigate both the challenges of everyday life and adverse events.
Many adolescents and children today struggle in their day-to-day lives. They may struggle to deal with school stress, social anxiety or even to understand themselves. These mood regulation or core ego struggles impact personal relationships and the ability to operate successfully from a position of strength. External pressures are greater than ever on school aged children. Many do not yet have the capacity or coping mechanisms to deal with all that is coming their way. Group therapy or individual sessions are a great way to begin to build capacity and gain tools to navigate both the challenges of everyday life and adverse events.
(571) 620-5669 View (571) 620-5669
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Dr. Taylor Bonanni Hawk
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22209  (Online Only)
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength” -Sigmund Freud. I work with clients who have felt the heartache of hopelessness, despair, and sadness. Whether the presenting problems stem from anxiety, depression, trauma, eating concerns, or a combination of these or other issues, I aim to help clients learn new ways in which to alleviate some of the negative symptoms associated with dissatisfaction or despair.
“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength” -Sigmund Freud. I work with clients who have felt the heartache of hopelessness, despair, and sadness. Whether the presenting problems stem from anxiety, depression, trauma, eating concerns, or a combination of these or other issues, I aim to help clients learn new ways in which to alleviate some of the negative symptoms associated with dissatisfaction or despair.
(703) 420-7120 View (703) 420-7120
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Mind Body Health
Psychologist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22203
At Mind Body Health, we have psychologists who specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, trauma, eating disorders, insomnia, weight management and depression. We also have dietitians who work with you to help you achieve optimal health. We have a strong understanding of how your physical health and diet affect your mental health and vice versa. We use approaches based in research and tailor our interventions to each individual.
At Mind Body Health, we have psychologists who specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders, OCD, trauma, eating disorders, insomnia, weight management and depression. We also have dietitians who work with you to help you achieve optimal health. We have a strong understanding of how your physical health and diet affect your mental health and vice versa. We use approaches based in research and tailor our interventions to each individual.
(571) 297-1870 View (571) 297-1870
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Teri M Bullis
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
I offer concrete, effective strategies to parents, children, & adolescents to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns. My clients leave every session with a specific plan for exactly what to do to build skills or reduce problem behaviors, and improvement is usually quick to see. Children who benefit from my services exhibit a very broad range of challenges, including ADHD-related impulsivity and hyperactivity, aggression, oppositionality, "attitude", anxiety, ASD-related social skills deficits and challenges, enuresis, encopresis, and sleeping issues - just to name a few.
I offer concrete, effective strategies to parents, children, & adolescents to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and developmental concerns. My clients leave every session with a specific plan for exactly what to do to build skills or reduce problem behaviors, and improvement is usually quick to see. Children who benefit from my services exhibit a very broad range of challenges, including ADHD-related impulsivity and hyperactivity, aggression, oppositionality, "attitude", anxiety, ASD-related social skills deficits and challenges, enuresis, encopresis, and sleeping issues - just to name a few.
(703) 260-9596 View (703) 260-9596
Photo of Amanda Cepero, Licensed Professional Counselor in Williamsburg, Arlington, VA
Amanda Cepero
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22240  (Online Only)
If you are motivated for change, welcome! My focus is to explore how your past and present relationships/coping patterns influence your life. I specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT). I treat a vast array of conditions and symptoms, including anxiety, depression, couples counseling, family conflict and family therapy and parenting, parenting training, premarital counseling, divorce, grief and loss, medical conditions and concerns, significant life transitions, trauma, OCD, grief, and spirituality.
If you are motivated for change, welcome! My focus is to explore how your past and present relationships/coping patterns influence your life. I specialize in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT). I treat a vast array of conditions and symptoms, including anxiety, depression, couples counseling, family conflict and family therapy and parenting, parenting training, premarital counseling, divorce, grief and loss, medical conditions and concerns, significant life transitions, trauma, OCD, grief, and spirituality.
(203) 875-0933 View (203) 875-0933
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Thomas V Parinello
Psychologist, PhD, LCP
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
You are unique. The way you experience and process the world around you is a reflection of your individuality. As such, my approach is tailored to suit the specific needs of the individuals I work with. I believe that everyone is doing their best, given their life circumstances and acquired coping. You deserve to have a provider meet you where you are in life, to be heard and feel understood. In my practice, I don’t just offer therapy; I offer a committed partnership in care with a specialized skill set, expert guidance, and empathetic support.
You are unique. The way you experience and process the world around you is a reflection of your individuality. As such, my approach is tailored to suit the specific needs of the individuals I work with. I believe that everyone is doing their best, given their life circumstances and acquired coping. You deserve to have a provider meet you where you are in life, to be heard and feel understood. In my practice, I don’t just offer therapy; I offer a committed partnership in care with a specialized skill set, expert guidance, and empathetic support.
(571) 495-2533 View (571) 495-2533
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Dr. Eric Teeters
Psychologist, PsyD, PsyPact
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
I believe that improving your relationship with yourself and balancing your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and energy can help you to reach your fullest potential. No matter what your presenting issues are, you are there as part of the equation. My approach is both practical and insight-oriented, and my goal is to help you understand what ways you can better take care of yourself by providing you the skills you need, and a vision to become who you want to be.
I believe that improving your relationship with yourself and balancing your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and energy can help you to reach your fullest potential. No matter what your presenting issues are, you are there as part of the equation. My approach is both practical and insight-oriented, and my goal is to help you understand what ways you can better take care of yourself by providing you the skills you need, and a vision to become who you want to be.
(571) 496-8012 View (571) 496-8012

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Williamsburg, Arlington, VA

10+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Williamsburg, Arlington, VA who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Life Transitions
67% Relationship Issues
67% Self Esteem
67% Stress
50% Addiction

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Williamsburg, Arlington, VA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Williamsburg, 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.

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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.