Therapists in Capitol District, Richmond, VA

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Lindsay Pugh
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23219  (Online Only)
I believe that trauma-informed practice means providing a safe, trusting space to build relationships and collaborate toward your therapeutic goals. I am passionate about providing unconditional positive regard for every client, and finding each client’s strengths. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or other mental health concerns, I will work with you to provide effective tools and offer unconditional support throughout your therapeutic journey.
I believe that trauma-informed practice means providing a safe, trusting space to build relationships and collaborate toward your therapeutic goals. I am passionate about providing unconditional positive regard for every client, and finding each client’s strengths. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or other mental health concerns, I will work with you to provide effective tools and offer unconditional support throughout your therapeutic journey.
(804) 581-8966 View (804) 581-8966
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Heather Lambert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23219  (Online Only)
Heather is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the mental health field since 2013. Throughout her work she has had the privilege of serving individuals throughout the lifespan (toddlers to older adults) with diverse backgrounds. Heather enjoys working with folks who are coping with chronic illness, challenging life transitions, grief, mood disorders, and trauma survivors. Throughout her work Heather incorporates interventions from evidence-based modalities of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Heather is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the mental health field since 2013. Throughout her work she has had the privilege of serving individuals throughout the lifespan (toddlers to older adults) with diverse backgrounds. Heather enjoys working with folks who are coping with chronic illness, challenging life transitions, grief, mood disorders, and trauma survivors. Throughout her work Heather incorporates interventions from evidence-based modalities of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
(804) 494-5975 View (804) 494-5975
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Ayana Grant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CEAP
Verified
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23173  (Online Only)
Welcome to your journey of healing and self-discovery Life can be overwhelming at times, but you don't have to face these times alone. Together, we will embark on a transformative journey, exploring these challenges within a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental space. As a dedicated therapist, I am here to guide you towards your healing goals, utilizing a diverse range of therapeutic approaches tailored to your unique needs.
Welcome to your journey of healing and self-discovery Life can be overwhelming at times, but you don't have to face these times alone. Together, we will embark on a transformative journey, exploring these challenges within a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental space. As a dedicated therapist, I am here to guide you towards your healing goals, utilizing a diverse range of therapeutic approaches tailored to your unique needs.
(804) 485-2042 View (804) 485-2042
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Dr. Darlene S Anderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23219  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Specialties include depression, anxiety, self esteem, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, codependency issues, trauma, and stress related issues. My clinical approaches include Client-Centered Therapy, CBT, DBT, Existential Therapy, EFT, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Specialties include depression, anxiety, self esteem, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflict, codependency issues, trauma, and stress related issues. My clinical approaches include Client-Centered Therapy, CBT, DBT, Existential Therapy, EFT, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
(804) 825-2801 View (804) 825-2801
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Sarah Earp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23219  (Online Only)
Welcome! Embarking on your therapeutic journey is a big step; this pivotal choice marks a significant stride towards healing, and I am genuinely eager to join you as we set forth together. Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with experience in a hospital setting where she specialized in emergency department (ED) and trauma care. With a compassionate and inclusive approach, Sarah firmly believes in acknowledging systemic barriers within society while working to effect positive change within our sphere of influence.
Welcome! Embarking on your therapeutic journey is a big step; this pivotal choice marks a significant stride towards healing, and I am genuinely eager to join you as we set forth together. Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with experience in a hospital setting where she specialized in emergency department (ED) and trauma care. With a compassionate and inclusive approach, Sarah firmly believes in acknowledging systemic barriers within society while working to effect positive change within our sphere of influence.
(804) 587-7384 View (804) 587-7384
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Jackson Caswell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23219  (Online Only)
I believe that feeling heard is a crucial step toward mental wellbeing. I prioritize meeting clients where they are and understanding how the world around each person impacts them. This inspires me to create an affirming and encouraging therapeutic environment for clients of any age or background, particularly LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent clients.
I believe that feeling heard is a crucial step toward mental wellbeing. I prioritize meeting clients where they are and understanding how the world around each person impacts them. This inspires me to create an affirming and encouraging therapeutic environment for clients of any age or background, particularly LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent clients.
(804) 587-7366 View (804) 587-7366
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Rebecca Nicholson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LMHP-E
Verified
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23219  (Online Only)
My passion is for helping others feel and live their very best. Therapy is a powerful tool to help you begin doing just that; whether you are trying to navigate feelings of depression, grief / loss, or the tumultuous feelings that come with anxiety caused by work or relationship stressors, therapy can help you shift your perspective while developing the skills needed to not only move through challenges, but to begin thriving. I primarily work with adults and adolescents of all backgrounds.
My passion is for helping others feel and live their very best. Therapy is a powerful tool to help you begin doing just that; whether you are trying to navigate feelings of depression, grief / loss, or the tumultuous feelings that come with anxiety caused by work or relationship stressors, therapy can help you shift your perspective while developing the skills needed to not only move through challenges, but to begin thriving. I primarily work with adults and adolescents of all backgrounds.
(804) 597-6103 View (804) 597-6103
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Keion Greenhow
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23222  (Online Only)
Together we will identify ways to enhance coping skills, as well as identify strengths that can assist with the ability to handle life's daily stressors.
Together we will identify ways to enhance coping skills, as well as identify strengths that can assist with the ability to handle life's daily stressors.
(804) 589-5995 View (804) 589-5995
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Innovative Care LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23219
Innovative Care LLC has both in person (downtown Richmond) and virtual appointments (Virginia) available at this time. We have a clinician for any treatment need; whether you are looking for support with intrusive thoughts, depression, anxiety, grief / loss, fertility-related stressors, or seeking care by a professional able to provide gender-affirming treatment, Innovative Care has a provider for you.
Innovative Care LLC has both in person (downtown Richmond) and virtual appointments (Virginia) available at this time. We have a clinician for any treatment need; whether you are looking for support with intrusive thoughts, depression, anxiety, grief / loss, fertility-related stressors, or seeking care by a professional able to provide gender-affirming treatment, Innovative Care has a provider for you.
(804) 567-7313 View (804) 567-7313
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Catherine Chewning
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, LMSW
Verified
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23230
Catherine Chewning is a Supervisee in Social Work in Virginia who has been practicing since 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology in 2007 and began to work full time at Virginia Treatment Center for Children after volunteering there prior to graduation. After three years, she resigned to complete the practicum requirements to obtain a Master's in Clinical Social Work. Catherine has worked with a diverse population of children from inpatient care (residential and acute) to a juvenile detention center, to public schools within different counties.
Catherine Chewning is a Supervisee in Social Work in Virginia who has been practicing since 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology in 2007 and began to work full time at Virginia Treatment Center for Children after volunteering there prior to graduation. After three years, she resigned to complete the practicum requirements to obtain a Master's in Clinical Social Work. Catherine has worked with a diverse population of children from inpatient care (residential and acute) to a juvenile detention center, to public schools within different counties.
(804) 589-4254 View (804) 589-4254
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Pamela Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23230
Lauren Morris, LCSW Lauren Morris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia who has been practicing since 2013. She received her Master's degree from NC State University. Lauren's work in the medical field provides a unique skillset to offer guidance around insurance awareness/navigation, end of life needs, grief counseling, medical trauma, and life adjustment needs. As certified yoga teacher, Lauren has the skillset to offer mindfulness-based therapy and meditation techniques. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys knitting, crocheting, gardening, and biking.
Lauren Morris, LCSW Lauren Morris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia who has been practicing since 2013. She received her Master's degree from NC State University. Lauren's work in the medical field provides a unique skillset to offer guidance around insurance awareness/navigation, end of life needs, grief counseling, medical trauma, and life adjustment needs. As certified yoga teacher, Lauren has the skillset to offer mindfulness-based therapy and meditation techniques. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys knitting, crocheting, gardening, and biking.
(804) 886-1594 View (804) 886-1594
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Angelica Gehlich
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW, LCSW-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23219
Waitlist for new clients
Look at you for making the first step in empowering yourself to live your best life! Now that you are here, take the next step and reach out and we can chat about what goals you have and what you are most interested in accomplishing together. I value all the work that you’ve done to get here today and all the effort that you continue to put into your mental health. I will trust you to be the expert of yourself and I will always encourage you to accept some help along the way. I am an LGBTQIA+ / gender / identity -affirming therapist and I specialize in working with people who have experienced traumatic events throughout their lives.
Look at you for making the first step in empowering yourself to live your best life! Now that you are here, take the next step and reach out and we can chat about what goals you have and what you are most interested in accomplishing together. I value all the work that you’ve done to get here today and all the effort that you continue to put into your mental health. I will trust you to be the expert of yourself and I will always encourage you to accept some help along the way. I am an LGBTQIA+ / gender / identity -affirming therapist and I specialize in working with people who have experienced traumatic events throughout their lives.
(804) 294-4625 View (804) 294-4625
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Bethany Allen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23219  (Online Only)
I received my Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville. I work with the following populations: children, adolescents, young adults and LGBTQIA+. I have worked with populations specifically with depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence survivors, among many other mental health challenges. I have a vast array of experience in the mental health field working in a residential, group home, and psychiatric inpatient settings with children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with individuals who have been in crisis and who have experienced trauma.
I received my Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville. I work with the following populations: children, adolescents, young adults and LGBTQIA+. I have worked with populations specifically with depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence survivors, among many other mental health challenges. I have a vast array of experience in the mental health field working in a residential, group home, and psychiatric inpatient settings with children, adolescents, and adults. I have experience working with individuals who have been in crisis and who have experienced trauma.
(804) 395-7546 View (804) 395-7546
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Eli Marano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23219  (Online Only)
Beginning therapy can be a difficult, anxiety-provoking, or, possibly, a relieving decision. It is an important step towards healing, and I am excited to begin that journey with you. As a therapist, I believe in meeting you wherever you are at, working collaboratively to establish goals, and finding connection to the process.
Beginning therapy can be a difficult, anxiety-provoking, or, possibly, a relieving decision. It is an important step towards healing, and I am excited to begin that journey with you. As a therapist, I believe in meeting you wherever you are at, working collaboratively to establish goals, and finding connection to the process.
(804) 336-3849 View (804) 336-3849
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Jewel Gear
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23230
Jewel works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Jewel believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
Jewel works with individuals who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their quality of life. She seeks to understand each individual holistically, including their backgrounds and the strengths they already possess to provide an individualized approach. Jewel believes that establishing a strong alliance with her clients is essential to getting the most out of therapy and creating lasting change. Through this alliance, she partners with her clients to explore and address thought and behavior patterns that serve as barriers to enjoying life fully.
(804) 361-7691 View (804) 361-7691
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Angela Ryan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23230
Angela Ryan, PsyD, LCP Angela Ryan is a Psychologist in Virginia who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology from Regent University. Angela sees each individual as the expert of their own life and utilizes individual strengths to customize treatment. She believes that deep down, everyone knows what is best for them, but challenges or other barriers may prevent this from becoming reality. In her free time, Angela enjoys running, hockey, reading, and going for hikes with her two standard poodles!
Angela Ryan, PsyD, LCP Angela Ryan is a Psychologist in Virginia who has been practicing since 2021. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology from Regent University. Angela sees each individual as the expert of their own life and utilizes individual strengths to customize treatment. She believes that deep down, everyone knows what is best for them, but challenges or other barriers may prevent this from becoming reality. In her free time, Angela enjoys running, hockey, reading, and going for hikes with her two standard poodles!
(804) 375-4826 View (804) 375-4826
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Rachel Baylor
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23230
Rachel Baylor is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia who has been practicing since 2023. She received her M. A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University with a minor in Children and Family studies. Rachel is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and her approach is person-centered and strength based. Perhaps you are single, feeling alone in your relationships, struggling to connect with your partner. Maybe you are a parent struggling to bond with your child or looking for ways to best support your child(ren).
Rachel Baylor is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia who has been practicing since 2023. She received her M. A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University with a minor in Children and Family studies. Rachel is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, and her approach is person-centered and strength based. Perhaps you are single, feeling alone in your relationships, struggling to connect with your partner. Maybe you are a parent struggling to bond with your child or looking for ways to best support your child(ren).
(804) 352-6259 View (804) 352-6259
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Jessica Ogilvie
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23225
Waitlist for new clients
So many of us have had to disconnect from ourselves to survive in some way, often due difficult experiences that overwhelmed our capacity to cope. As a result, you may be finding that the way you relate to yourself is negatively impacting how you show up in your life and relationships. Perhaps you find yourself engaging in patterns that are harming you despite efforts to stop—leaving you feeling stuck, alone, or even broken. I'm here to help you find new ways of relating to yourself and equip you with tools for coping more effectively. Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, we will work together to find healing.
So many of us have had to disconnect from ourselves to survive in some way, often due difficult experiences that overwhelmed our capacity to cope. As a result, you may be finding that the way you relate to yourself is negatively impacting how you show up in your life and relationships. Perhaps you find yourself engaging in patterns that are harming you despite efforts to stop—leaving you feeling stuck, alone, or even broken. I'm here to help you find new ways of relating to yourself and equip you with tools for coping more effectively. Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, we will work together to find healing.
(216) 208-3859 View (216) 208-3859
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Emma Greenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23219  (Online Only)
Therapy can be an important step in the healing journey and an opportunity to reflect on how your experiences have shaped the person you are. I am passionate about my role to assist you in identifying your strengths. My therapeutic approach is person-centered, holistic, and draws on motivational interviewing techniques. I strive to foster a therapeutic alliance built on trust and collaboration with clients to develop effective coping strategies and facilitate positive change.
Therapy can be an important step in the healing journey and an opportunity to reflect on how your experiences have shaped the person you are. I am passionate about my role to assist you in identifying your strengths. My therapeutic approach is person-centered, holistic, and draws on motivational interviewing techniques. I strive to foster a therapeutic alliance built on trust and collaboration with clients to develop effective coping strategies and facilitate positive change.
(804) 375-5785 View (804) 375-5785
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Byra Ciccolo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LMHP-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Capitol District, Richmond, VA 23219  (Online Only)
Emotional healing and personal growth rely on a person's ability to find a little seed of hope which can grow. Through the supported counseling relationship, I strive to help you achieve just that. We all experience pivotal times in our life - some are more difficult than others. Whether it is the ending of a relationship that is no longer serving you, parenthood (including prenatal / postnatal concerns) or other life stressors / transitions, I would be honored to help you gain the insight, support and tools necessary to improve your outlook in order to help you move into a new and hopeful chapter.
Emotional healing and personal growth rely on a person's ability to find a little seed of hope which can grow. Through the supported counseling relationship, I strive to help you achieve just that. We all experience pivotal times in our life - some are more difficult than others. Whether it is the ending of a relationship that is no longer serving you, parenthood (including prenatal / postnatal concerns) or other life stressors / transitions, I would be honored to help you gain the insight, support and tools necessary to improve your outlook in order to help you move into a new and hopeful chapter.
(804) 808-1556 View (804) 808-1556

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Number of Therapists in Capitol District, Richmond, VA

30+

Average cost per session

$118

Therapists in Capitol District, Richmond, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
66% Relationship Issues
66% Life Transitions
56% Grief
56% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
62% Cigna and Evernorth
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Capitol District, Richmond, VA see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
7% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Capitol District, Richmond?

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.