Therapists in Centreville, VA

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Donna Fortney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
Hello, My name is Donna Fortney and I am a Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor. I am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Certified Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Therapist, Certified Solution Oriented Brief Therapist, Voice Dialogue Facilitator, and an Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner. I volunteer my mental health expertise with the American Red Cross and assist locally during disaster relief efforts. I have also volunteered as a mentor with Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) in the Fairfax County Jail system. My specialty is working with relationships including: GLBT couples and individuals, blended families, parents/adolescents, siblings, and organizations.
Hello, My name is Donna Fortney and I am a Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor. I am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Certified Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Therapist, Certified Solution Oriented Brief Therapist, Voice Dialogue Facilitator, and an Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner. I volunteer my mental health expertise with the American Red Cross and assist locally during disaster relief efforts. I have also volunteered as a mentor with Opportunities, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) in the Fairfax County Jail system. My specialty is working with relationships including: GLBT couples and individuals, blended families, parents/adolescents, siblings, and organizations.
(703) 348-9873 View (703) 348-9873
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Beth Corliss
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20121
Relationship problems are among the most difficult we face. Good connections with our partners, children, extended family members, and friends are crucial to our emotional well-being and contribute to healthier and stronger communities. The majority of my professional life has been dedicated to learning how relationships work and helping my clients form nurturing attachments with their loved ones. I specialize in working with couples to deepen their connection and establish more effective communication patterns.
Relationship problems are among the most difficult we face. Good connections with our partners, children, extended family members, and friends are crucial to our emotional well-being and contribute to healthier and stronger communities. The majority of my professional life has been dedicated to learning how relationships work and helping my clients form nurturing attachments with their loved ones. I specialize in working with couples to deepen their connection and establish more effective communication patterns.
(571) 378-5842 View (571) 378-5842
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Diana O'Brien, LCSW, MEd, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
Not accepting new clients
I have been providing individual and family counseling since 2002. I enjoy working with all ages with anxiety and depression. I tailor the services to each individual client to best suit their needs. I have a history of working with families in crisis in their homes on family dynamics. I also have experience working with foster children and foster families, so have knowledge of trauma issues and how to support these children and families.
I have been providing individual and family counseling since 2002. I enjoy working with all ages with anxiety and depression. I tailor the services to each individual client to best suit their needs. I have a history of working with families in crisis in their homes on family dynamics. I also have experience working with foster children and foster families, so have knowledge of trauma issues and how to support these children and families.
(703) 468-0090 View (703) 468-0090
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Shayla Ortell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20121
I have over 20 years of experience helping clients struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and relationship problems. I provide individual and couples counseling for adults.
I have over 20 years of experience helping clients struggling with anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and relationship problems. I provide individual and couples counseling for adults.
(540) 318-1288 View (540) 318-1288
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Caryll Jefferies
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120
Dr. Jefferies is only accepting clients ages 5-22 with the the following issues: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Selective Mutism, Phobias, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (trichotillomania, skin-picking). I have completed specialized instruction in using Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ExRP) in psychotherapy, including training at IOCDF's Behavior Training Institute
Dr. Jefferies is only accepting clients ages 5-22 with the the following issues: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Selective Mutism, Phobias, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (trichotillomania, skin-picking). I have completed specialized instruction in using Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ExRP) in psychotherapy, including training at IOCDF's Behavior Training Institute
(703) 940-1058 View (703) 940-1058
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Dorothy Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20121
Anxiety? Need help now? I have limited space available. Anxiety and the related trauma, stress, PTSD, and depression can be treated if you are willing to work at therapy. So come ready to work and let's do this! Let me help you work on: decreasing those worried thoughts, meditation, boundary setting, self-compassion, healing your mental pain, and slowing down to see where you want to go in life. I will partner with you to work on your goals. And hey, if I don't answer, I may be helping someone, so please do leave a message.
Anxiety? Need help now? I have limited space available. Anxiety and the related trauma, stress, PTSD, and depression can be treated if you are willing to work at therapy. So come ready to work and let's do this! Let me help you work on: decreasing those worried thoughts, meditation, boundary setting, self-compassion, healing your mental pain, and slowing down to see where you want to go in life. I will partner with you to work on your goals. And hey, if I don't answer, I may be helping someone, so please do leave a message.
(703) 884-8997 View (703) 884-8997
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Erika Neil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
Building on the strengths of each client, I provide a warm, accepting environment in which to address inner and outer obstacles. My clients are typically dealing with difficult transitions or emotional states that are preventing them from enjoying life to the fullest. I work collaboratively to understand and get to the root of distressing thoughts and feelings. My style is compassionate and solution-focused, and is individualized to each person's needs. I teach clients mind-body strategies to empower them to handle challenges, and to cultivate positive emotional states.
Building on the strengths of each client, I provide a warm, accepting environment in which to address inner and outer obstacles. My clients are typically dealing with difficult transitions or emotional states that are preventing them from enjoying life to the fullest. I work collaboratively to understand and get to the root of distressing thoughts and feelings. My style is compassionate and solution-focused, and is individualized to each person's needs. I teach clients mind-body strategies to empower them to handle challenges, and to cultivate positive emotional states.
(571) 200-1202 View (571) 200-1202
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Rebecca Hogg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LSATP, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or exhausted? Maybe you’re feeling confused, lost or stuck along the path of life? Have these emotions or the stressors of life overwhelmed your ability to cope? My approach is focused on you and your needs. I will support you to engage your strengths and self-compassion right NOW to reach your goals you identify and overcome challenges that you are facing. We will explore how you can thrive in the present, and grow your potential.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed or exhausted? Maybe you’re feeling confused, lost or stuck along the path of life? Have these emotions or the stressors of life overwhelmed your ability to cope? My approach is focused on you and your needs. I will support you to engage your strengths and self-compassion right NOW to reach your goals you identify and overcome challenges that you are facing. We will explore how you can thrive in the present, and grow your potential.
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Melody Concas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, my name is Melody (she/her). I am a licensed social worker in MD, DC, and VA. I have experience working with people across the lifespan and with issues related to parenting, trauma, identity confusion, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+, and life changes. My goal as a therapist is to provide an authentic and nonjudgmental space for ALL people. I believe that having a safe space to explore thoughts and emotions is essential for healing and resilience.
Hi, my name is Melody (she/her). I am a licensed social worker in MD, DC, and VA. I have experience working with people across the lifespan and with issues related to parenting, trauma, identity confusion, anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+, and life changes. My goal as a therapist is to provide an authentic and nonjudgmental space for ALL people. I believe that having a safe space to explore thoughts and emotions is essential for healing and resilience.
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Caitlin Wordham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20121
Not accepting new clients
Beginning your therapy journey can be daunting, but it can also be exciting. I'm here to help you start on the path to regaining ownership and control over your life. I believe in the importance of finding your own voice, discovering and embracing your authenticity, and developing greater awareness that empowers us, and it can begin here. Whatever your needs are, together we will strive to meet those needs in a supportive, caring, non-judgmental space, while effectively addressing your therapeutic goals. I am passionate about therapy, and equally passionate about your therapy journey being safe, effective, and true to who you are.
Beginning your therapy journey can be daunting, but it can also be exciting. I'm here to help you start on the path to regaining ownership and control over your life. I believe in the importance of finding your own voice, discovering and embracing your authenticity, and developing greater awareness that empowers us, and it can begin here. Whatever your needs are, together we will strive to meet those needs in a supportive, caring, non-judgmental space, while effectively addressing your therapeutic goals. I am passionate about therapy, and equally passionate about your therapy journey being safe, effective, and true to who you are.
(571) 568-8372 View (571) 568-8372
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Lorena Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20121
Hello, my name is Lorena I Gonzalez! I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor and a licensed clinical addictions specialist. I use an eclectic, holistic, person-centered approach to therapy in order to treat the whole person and create balance, health, and growth in all areas of life. I have a long history in the mental health and addictions field, dating back to 2005, when I worked with male juvenile offenders.
Hello, my name is Lorena I Gonzalez! I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor and a licensed clinical addictions specialist. I use an eclectic, holistic, person-centered approach to therapy in order to treat the whole person and create balance, health, and growth in all areas of life. I have a long history in the mental health and addictions field, dating back to 2005, when I worked with male juvenile offenders.
(804) 552-6848 View (804) 552-6848
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Laurel Musson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
Lately life is relentless. Overwhelming. Filled with demands. Suddenly, you’re full time mom, teacher, employee of the year and queen of the zoom meeting! There’s never a moment to yourself…yet you’ve never felt more alone, invisible, exhausted by it all. You find yourself anxious. How to balance all the competing demands and still have time to go get the groceries, let alone sleep a few hours before you get up to do it again? Your mind circles, trying to figure some way out of the trap…you don’t want to be grouchy. You long to get back to connection and peace, to be the fun-loving mom you always thought you’d be.
Lately life is relentless. Overwhelming. Filled with demands. Suddenly, you’re full time mom, teacher, employee of the year and queen of the zoom meeting! There’s never a moment to yourself…yet you’ve never felt more alone, invisible, exhausted by it all. You find yourself anxious. How to balance all the competing demands and still have time to go get the groceries, let alone sleep a few hours before you get up to do it again? Your mind circles, trying to figure some way out of the trap…you don’t want to be grouchy. You long to get back to connection and peace, to be the fun-loving mom you always thought you’d be.
(571) 378-5767 View (571) 378-5767
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Joy Mwendwa
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centreville, VA 20121  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, or a challenging relationship that affects your day-to-day life, relationships, or your ability to function? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, or frustrated by just getting through the day or answering emails, texts, or calls? Do you wonder if life could be better? Thank you for reaching out for support! I take a collaborative and wellness-based approach to counseling that uses my client’s strengths and expertise as we work together to identify problem areas getting in the way of their relational, spiritual, academic, or professional values and goals.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, or a challenging relationship that affects your day-to-day life, relationships, or your ability to function? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, or frustrated by just getting through the day or answering emails, texts, or calls? Do you wonder if life could be better? Thank you for reaching out for support! I take a collaborative and wellness-based approach to counseling that uses my client’s strengths and expertise as we work together to identify problem areas getting in the way of their relational, spiritual, academic, or professional values and goals.
(703) 844-3549 View (703) 844-3549
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Melissa Crooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I received my Master’s degree in Social Work in 1999 from Virigina Commonwealth University and earned my Bachelor of Social Work in 1995 with a minor in Family Issues from James Madison University. I have worked in a variety of treatment settings (inpatient psychiatric, foster care, medical and school systems) that have afforded me a unique versatility to help others going through trauma, mental health issues, life transitions and challenging situations.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). I received my Master’s degree in Social Work in 1999 from Virigina Commonwealth University and earned my Bachelor of Social Work in 1995 with a minor in Family Issues from James Madison University. I have worked in a variety of treatment settings (inpatient psychiatric, foster care, medical and school systems) that have afforded me a unique versatility to help others going through trauma, mental health issues, life transitions and challenging situations.
(757) 520-0574 View (757) 520-0574
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Abbey Knox
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome, let me share a bit of my philosophy with you… After several different career choices, true to the vocational model, at thirty-something I discovered the field of psychotherapy. I began my career in accounting, moving into the medical field, then the business world and found my true passion in the study of human behavior. I may be one of a few therapists with physics and organic chemistry as electives ! Taking time for YOU is a quintessential part of experiencing happiness. Knowing who you are and loving it, is a big step in the right direction towards joyful living.
Hi and welcome, let me share a bit of my philosophy with you… After several different career choices, true to the vocational model, at thirty-something I discovered the field of psychotherapy. I began my career in accounting, moving into the medical field, then the business world and found my true passion in the study of human behavior. I may be one of a few therapists with physics and organic chemistry as electives ! Taking time for YOU is a quintessential part of experiencing happiness. Knowing who you are and loving it, is a big step in the right direction towards joyful living.
(757) 840-3760 View (757) 840-3760
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Tawanda McPhatter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20121
Hello! My name is Ms. Tawanda McPhatter and I'm a licensed professional counselor. I have been providing therapy for 12 years. I allow my clients a safe space to discuss their issues, concerns, and needs for themselves. I am a very avid listener and I feel that listening is very important when assisting my clients and helps identify their feelings and thoughts on things so that I can identify ways that I can be of assistance in helping to work through and/or address these issues and/or concerns.
Hello! My name is Ms. Tawanda McPhatter and I'm a licensed professional counselor. I have been providing therapy for 12 years. I allow my clients a safe space to discuss their issues, concerns, and needs for themselves. I am a very avid listener and I feel that listening is very important when assisting my clients and helps identify their feelings and thoughts on things so that I can identify ways that I can be of assistance in helping to work through and/or address these issues and/or concerns.
(571) 576-6119 View (571) 576-6119
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Stephanie Reyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
Let’s face it, sometimes life can be challenging which can hinder personal growth, happiness, relationships, quality of life, professional success, parenting among other things. You feel like you are spinning your wheels but not going anywhere. You feel exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, sad and/or irritated. Effecting change takes work but YOU can master the skills to cope with these feelings and regain control of your life! You want to create meaningful changes but aren’t sure where to start. There is no magical solution, and, change takes work, however, YOU have the ability to make it happen.
Let’s face it, sometimes life can be challenging which can hinder personal growth, happiness, relationships, quality of life, professional success, parenting among other things. You feel like you are spinning your wheels but not going anywhere. You feel exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious, sad and/or irritated. Effecting change takes work but YOU can master the skills to cope with these feelings and regain control of your life! You want to create meaningful changes but aren’t sure where to start. There is no magical solution, and, change takes work, however, YOU have the ability to make it happen.
(757) 346-4212 View (757) 346-4212
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Willetta Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am delighted that you have chosen to work with me and excited to begin our journey together. No matter what the response has been from your immediate friends, families, or inner critic, I believe you are making a good decision. Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, even the parts that are uncomfortable to share. As a therapist, I am honored that you chose this process as your vehicle to healing. Counseling is a collaborative process undertaken between you and a therapist, designed to empower you to accomplish mental health and wellness goals.
Welcome! I am delighted that you have chosen to work with me and excited to begin our journey together. No matter what the response has been from your immediate friends, families, or inner critic, I believe you are making a good decision. Therapy is an inviting place where every single part of you is welcome, even the parts that are uncomfortable to share. As a therapist, I am honored that you chose this process as your vehicle to healing. Counseling is a collaborative process undertaken between you and a therapist, designed to empower you to accomplish mental health and wellness goals.
(757) 231-3734 View (757) 231-3734
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20120
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(571) 609-4127 View (571) 609-4127
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AEDA Associates, LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CSAC, NCAC II
Verified Verified
Centreville, VA 20121
AEDA ASSOCIATES, LLC empowers substance abuse individuals to recover sobriety by providing addiction counseling, sober living housing referral services, spiritual, therapeutic and supportive services. Call For your FREE 1 Hour Session!
AEDA ASSOCIATES, LLC empowers substance abuse individuals to recover sobriety by providing addiction counseling, sober living housing referral services, spiritual, therapeutic and supportive services. Call For your FREE 1 Hour Session!
(703) 832-4807 View (703) 832-4807
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Centreville, VA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Centreville, VA who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
82% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Anthem | Elevance
77% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% CareFirst

How Therapists in Centreville, VA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Centreville?

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.