Therapists in Petersburg, VA

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Jowanda Tyler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTS
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23805  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my objective is to support individuals with identifying suitable and functional lifestyles to enhance their efforts towards living a balanced and satisfying life. My approach to therapy is through a person-centered, holistic strategy aimed to improve self-awareness, life perspectives, emotional and mental health functioning. Treatment modalities ranges from a number of theoretical perspectives, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Trauma-Focused CBT, Psychodynamic, and others based on the needs of each individual.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my objective is to support individuals with identifying suitable and functional lifestyles to enhance their efforts towards living a balanced and satisfying life. My approach to therapy is through a person-centered, holistic strategy aimed to improve self-awareness, life perspectives, emotional and mental health functioning. Treatment modalities ranges from a number of theoretical perspectives, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Trauma-Focused CBT, Psychodynamic, and others based on the needs of each individual.
(804) 373-2714 View (804) 373-2714
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Edward Council
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Mr. Council, a dedicated Resident in Counseling (RIC) with a unique military background and active knowledge in providing treatment for mental trauma, PTSD, self-harm, sexual struggles, addictions, eating disorders, and other compulsive behaviors. Mr. Council has a profound understanding of the challenges faced by individuals who have served in the military and is passionately committed to helping them navigate the path to mental wellness. He has experience in providing both marital and premarital counseling. He is highly experienced in providing counseling/therapy methods for most kinds of depression and anxiety disorders as well.
Mr. Council, a dedicated Resident in Counseling (RIC) with a unique military background and active knowledge in providing treatment for mental trauma, PTSD, self-harm, sexual struggles, addictions, eating disorders, and other compulsive behaviors. Mr. Council has a profound understanding of the challenges faced by individuals who have served in the military and is passionately committed to helping them navigate the path to mental wellness. He has experience in providing both marital and premarital counseling. He is highly experienced in providing counseling/therapy methods for most kinds of depression and anxiety disorders as well.
(804) 207-5383 View (804) 207-5383
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Nancy Welsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Hello, my name is Nancy Welsh, a bilingual (English & Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. More specifically, I am a strong advocate and educator in mental health growth, insightfulness, development, and healing, while also normalizing the importance of mental health therapy. Apart from incorporating evidence-based treatment models in my work with clients, I integrate empowerment, hope, collaboration, and resiliency. I am of the firm belief that every person has room for growth and the ability for happiness and fulfillment.
Hello, my name is Nancy Welsh, a bilingual (English & Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. More specifically, I am a strong advocate and educator in mental health growth, insightfulness, development, and healing, while also normalizing the importance of mental health therapy. Apart from incorporating evidence-based treatment models in my work with clients, I integrate empowerment, hope, collaboration, and resiliency. I am of the firm belief that every person has room for growth and the ability for happiness and fulfillment.
(804) 203-0517 View (804) 203-0517
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Charita Threatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Charita Threatt and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an extensive background and training working with individuals with mental health and behavioral health issues as well as those that struggle with daily stress of relationships, work and depression. My private practice is based on person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing therapies. I can assist individuals with coping skills, improving their self-esteem, depression and anxiety symptoms, communication skills, problem solving, relational problems and grief counseling.I work with couples and families to assist them with building a healthy home environment geared towards strengthening the family unit.
My name is Charita Threatt and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an extensive background and training working with individuals with mental health and behavioral health issues as well as those that struggle with daily stress of relationships, work and depression. My private practice is based on person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing therapies. I can assist individuals with coping skills, improving their self-esteem, depression and anxiety symptoms, communication skills, problem solving, relational problems and grief counseling.I work with couples and families to assist them with building a healthy home environment geared towards strengthening the family unit.
(804) 265-0053 View (804) 265-0053
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Alexis Jackson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803  (Online Only)
Alexis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. She specializes in providing personalized mental health services in VA and NC, with a focus on young adults, women's issues, and supporting the LGBTQ+ community. As a birthworker/Doula herself, Alexis also offers support for other birthworkers, providing unique insights and assistance. She offers compassionate therapy for individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem, tailoring her approach to meet their unique needs and experiences.
Alexis holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. She specializes in providing personalized mental health services in VA and NC, with a focus on young adults, women's issues, and supporting the LGBTQ+ community. As a birthworker/Doula herself, Alexis also offers support for other birthworkers, providing unique insights and assistance. She offers compassionate therapy for individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem, tailoring her approach to meet their unique needs and experiences.
(804) 251-2791 View (804) 251-2791
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Deyanira 'china' Deschenes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23805  (Online Only)
Looking for help is difficult; especially, when it comes to something so personal to us, like our mental health. My first goal is to offer a safe, warm, and comfortable environment so that individuals, couples, and families can gain relief and truly thrive intrapersonally and with others. I specialize in trauma, addictions (both chemical and behavioral), anxiety disorders, and complex grief. Before joining private practice, I worked across multiple environments including inpatient hospitals, rehab facilities, and outpatient settings. I also spent a bulk of my training providing care to military and first responders.
Looking for help is difficult; especially, when it comes to something so personal to us, like our mental health. My first goal is to offer a safe, warm, and comfortable environment so that individuals, couples, and families can gain relief and truly thrive intrapersonally and with others. I specialize in trauma, addictions (both chemical and behavioral), anxiety disorders, and complex grief. Before joining private practice, I worked across multiple environments including inpatient hospitals, rehab facilities, and outpatient settings. I also spent a bulk of my training providing care to military and first responders.
(850) 276-8229 View (850) 276-8229
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Mary Jo Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Hello - I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working with adolescents, families, and couples in private practice and school social work in secondary and elementary schools. I specialize in working with anxiety, coping skills, children or adolescents, school issues, job stress, self esteem. I utilize dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), using these clinical modalities to support my clients in therapy. We will define your progress toward your dreams and what it will look like to work together.
Hello - I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience working with adolescents, families, and couples in private practice and school social work in secondary and elementary schools. I specialize in working with anxiety, coping skills, children or adolescents, school issues, job stress, self esteem. I utilize dialectic behavioral therapy (DBT), solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), using these clinical modalities to support my clients in therapy. We will define your progress toward your dreams and what it will look like to work together.
(540) 441-1405 View (540) 441-1405
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Find Your Balance Psychotherapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23805  (Online Only)
When the world feels like a storm, and you don’t have an umbrella, or raincoat, or even shelter. The anxiety or trauma is so intense, and the scars you carry are real. Yes, you feel the chaos, and you can’t see the solution within you. Each day requires all of your strength, and you’re still in “survival mode”- every struggle is a chapter, not the conclusion. You don’t want this to define you, but there are dark nights, despite the stars still shining. And though the path may seem daunting, you want to reach the end. You are seeking some rest, some peace, and (at the very least) a lifeline in your sea of emotions.
When the world feels like a storm, and you don’t have an umbrella, or raincoat, or even shelter. The anxiety or trauma is so intense, and the scars you carry are real. Yes, you feel the chaos, and you can’t see the solution within you. Each day requires all of your strength, and you’re still in “survival mode”- every struggle is a chapter, not the conclusion. You don’t want this to define you, but there are dark nights, despite the stars still shining. And though the path may seem daunting, you want to reach the end. You are seeking some rest, some peace, and (at the very least) a lifeline in your sea of emotions.
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Arsheia Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSOTP, CSAC, LSATP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803
Not accepting new clients
Do you ever find yourself battling negative thoughts? Feeling overwhelmed with trying to cope with feelings? Are you in need of a space where you can feel seen and heard? Whether you are facing loss, traumas, family conflict, life transitions or difficulty with social wellness, my collaborative and supportive style supports you as you work toward your wellness goals.
Do you ever find yourself battling negative thoughts? Feeling overwhelmed with trying to cope with feelings? Are you in need of a space where you can feel seen and heard? Whether you are facing loss, traumas, family conflict, life transitions or difficulty with social wellness, my collaborative and supportive style supports you as you work toward your wellness goals.
(804) 203-0618 View (804) 203-0618
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Compassion Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803
Hello, my name is Carla Jones and I have been practicing since 2001. I have been working with individuals, couples, children, and families focusing on issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, parenting and family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief, and loss, as well as other life challenges. I like the Cognitive-behavioral and Dialectal Behavioral approach to treatment. I believe in helping people learn strategies to manage their symptoms, emotions and thought life. Each session is unique to meet your specific needs.
Hello, my name is Carla Jones and I have been practicing since 2001. I have been working with individuals, couples, children, and families focusing on issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, parenting and family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief, and loss, as well as other life challenges. I like the Cognitive-behavioral and Dialectal Behavioral approach to treatment. I believe in helping people learn strategies to manage their symptoms, emotions and thought life. Each session is unique to meet your specific needs.
(804) 534-2315 View (804) 534-2315
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Tierra Lucas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Petersburg, VA 23803  (Online Only)
Are you ready to live and not just exist? Do you need help processing current and/or past events and require motivation to make it through tumultuous times? Well, I'm here to help. I utilize a person-centered approach to help you navigate life challenges and transitions. My goal is to assist you with re-framing those negative beliefs that have been instilled in you and may have caused you to be stagnant and complacent. I'm here to help you restructure those thoughts and modify correlating behaviors to improve your overall quality of life.
Are you ready to live and not just exist? Do you need help processing current and/or past events and require motivation to make it through tumultuous times? Well, I'm here to help. I utilize a person-centered approach to help you navigate life challenges and transitions. My goal is to assist you with re-framing those negative beliefs that have been instilled in you and may have caused you to be stagnant and complacent. I'm here to help you restructure those thoughts and modify correlating behaviors to improve your overall quality of life.
(804) 570-2735 View (804) 570-2735
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Marquitia Glass
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
MarQuitia has experience in working with vast populations. MarQuitia is certified in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is currently only accepting clients ages 7 through 19, utilizing this therapeutic approach. Through this approach, MarQuitia will assist the individual and their family In learning more about trauma, it’s affects on the individual and the family , and processing and working through their trauma. For more information about TF-CBT visit the website tfcbt.org or contact MarQuitia for more information.
MarQuitia has experience in working with vast populations. MarQuitia is certified in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is currently only accepting clients ages 7 through 19, utilizing this therapeutic approach. Through this approach, MarQuitia will assist the individual and their family In learning more about trauma, it’s affects on the individual and the family , and processing and working through their trauma. For more information about TF-CBT visit the website tfcbt.org or contact MarQuitia for more information.
(571) 946-1536 View (571) 946-1536
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Cassandra Merrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803  (Online Only)
I am willing to walk alongside as you travel your journey! My counseling style is catered to meet each client's need. Let's get started.
I am willing to walk alongside as you travel your journey! My counseling style is catered to meet each client's need. Let's get started.
(804) 587-7584 View (804) 587-7584
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Progressive Counseling Associates LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, LSATP
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Many times, people seek counseling because they are unhappy, feel stressed or frustrated with a relationship or situation. When things seem to be getting worse, not better, despite your efforts to change, counseling can help. I want to thank you in advance for choosing counseling to make a positive change in your life. As a counseling professional with more than 20 years of experience helping adults, college students, adolescents, and children, I firmly believe that counseling leads to emotional healing, personal, and spiritual growth.
Many times, people seek counseling because they are unhappy, feel stressed or frustrated with a relationship or situation. When things seem to be getting worse, not better, despite your efforts to change, counseling can help. I want to thank you in advance for choosing counseling to make a positive change in your life. As a counseling professional with more than 20 years of experience helping adults, college students, adolescents, and children, I firmly believe that counseling leads to emotional healing, personal, and spiritual growth.
(804) 721-5854 View (804) 721-5854
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Jade Melito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803  (Online Only)
Early adulthood is a time of profound change and self-discovery. I specialize in working with teens and young adults who are beginning to explore their individuality, and place in the world. You may be navigating complex family issues, pursuing healthy friendships and relationships, and figuring out self-acceptance. This time period can bring about feelings of uncertainty and stress as you explore your values, how your experiences have shaped you, and how you want to experience the life ahead of you. I'm here to help you explore your feelings, experiences, and feel confident about your future.
Early adulthood is a time of profound change and self-discovery. I specialize in working with teens and young adults who are beginning to explore their individuality, and place in the world. You may be navigating complex family issues, pursuing healthy friendships and relationships, and figuring out self-acceptance. This time period can bring about feelings of uncertainty and stress as you explore your values, how your experiences have shaped you, and how you want to experience the life ahead of you. I'm here to help you explore your feelings, experiences, and feel confident about your future.
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Lauren Magruder
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Are you a mother that has struggled with managing the responsibilities of a new child? Are you a NICU mother who is struggling with the traumatic birth and experience? Are you a mother who has had difficulty feeling like yourself after giving birth to your baby? There are many different stressors related to being a parent. There is also no shame in seeking help.
Are you a mother that has struggled with managing the responsibilities of a new child? Are you a NICU mother who is struggling with the traumatic birth and experience? Are you a mother who has had difficulty feeling like yourself after giving birth to your baby? There are many different stressors related to being a parent. There is also no shame in seeking help.
(804) 336-3799 View (804) 336-3799
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Growing Grounded Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
We love working with clients eager to discover their identity, purpose, and strengths. As clinicians, we work with individuals and families on developing healthy relationships, interpersonal dynamics, and communication. Clinicians in our office especially work well with people processing ADHD diagnoses and symptoms, spiritual trauma, identity and purpose, and anxiety and trauma. We incorporate animal-therapy, art, play, and other mindful activities into sessions. Our clinicians provide affirming care to all clients and are passionate about collaborating with clients to advocate for equitable support structures in various contexts.
We love working with clients eager to discover their identity, purpose, and strengths. As clinicians, we work with individuals and families on developing healthy relationships, interpersonal dynamics, and communication. Clinicians in our office especially work well with people processing ADHD diagnoses and symptoms, spiritual trauma, identity and purpose, and anxiety and trauma. We incorporate animal-therapy, art, play, and other mindful activities into sessions. Our clinicians provide affirming care to all clients and are passionate about collaborating with clients to advocate for equitable support structures in various contexts.
(804) 596-4936 View (804) 596-4936
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Child, Parent & Family Institute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23805
Is your child or teen exhibiting defiant, oppositional, hyperactive, impulsive behaviors, self-injury, and/or mood swings? Do you as a parent want to assist them during these uncertain times to regulate emotions, improve communication, and/or reduce challenging behaviors? If so, we are here to help.
Is your child or teen exhibiting defiant, oppositional, hyperactive, impulsive behaviors, self-injury, and/or mood swings? Do you as a parent want to assist them during these uncertain times to regulate emotions, improve communication, and/or reduce challenging behaviors? If so, we are here to help.
(804) 331-1138 View (804) 331-1138
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Greenberg & Associates
Psychologist, PhD, MPH, LCP
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23803
Clients who come with a specific need (depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems), and a willingness to change, will find therapy most efficient and effective. Many people come with a general sense of what is wrong, but seek therapy to help identify the meaning and source of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that are disturbing. Therapeutic goals can be as simple as diagnosing the concern and developing life strategies to manage symptoms. Goals can be as complicated as working through a history of multiple diagnosis offered by multiple providers and identifying what will work best for this client, then offering treatment.
Clients who come with a specific need (depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems), and a willingness to change, will find therapy most efficient and effective. Many people come with a general sense of what is wrong, but seek therapy to help identify the meaning and source of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that are disturbing. Therapeutic goals can be as simple as diagnosing the concern and developing life strategies to manage symptoms. Goals can be as complicated as working through a history of multiple diagnosis offered by multiple providers and identifying what will work best for this client, then offering treatment.
(855) 958-4451 View (855) 958-4451
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Adalberto Morales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Petersburg, VA 23805
Hi there, I'm Adalberto. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working in Virginia. I have over 18 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, crisis intervention, substance abuse issues, and Anger Management. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
Hi there, I'm Adalberto. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working in Virginia. I have over 18 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, crisis intervention, substance abuse issues, and Anger Management. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
(804) 203-0513 View (804) 203-0513

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Petersburg, VA

50+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Petersburg, VA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Coping Skills
74% Stress
72% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
58% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Cigna and Evernorth
75% Anthem | Elevance
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Petersburg, VA see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
6% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Petersburg?

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.