Therapists in Riverside, Spokane, WA

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Kristina Krohn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
Our early environment teaches us how to interact with ourselves and others during times of security, as well as moments of vulnerability or overwhelm. Our work together will help you to understand the dynamics under which your sense of self developed, and the relational skills you learned that may or may not be adaptive to your present relationships. Together, we will work to loosen these entrenched patterns to help you rediscover your sense of agency.
Our early environment teaches us how to interact with ourselves and others during times of security, as well as moments of vulnerability or overwhelm. Our work together will help you to understand the dynamics under which your sense of self developed, and the relational skills you learned that may or may not be adaptive to your present relationships. Together, we will work to loosen these entrenched patterns to help you rediscover your sense of agency.
(509) 631-8992 View (509) 631-8992
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Stephanie Hindman
MSW
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201
Are you looking for a fresh perspective on therapy? Are you done processing the same concerns over and over with no results? I am both a therapist and a coach and I can help meet you where you are at and help you determine if therapy or coaching is a better fit for you. I take an action oriented approach that focused on you getting the results you are seeking. Together we can help you thrive and live a life that is joyful, aligned with you values, and true to who you are. You don't need to take years to feel better. I am committed to helping you get solid momentum toward bulding a life that feels truly meaningful.
Are you looking for a fresh perspective on therapy? Are you done processing the same concerns over and over with no results? I am both a therapist and a coach and I can help meet you where you are at and help you determine if therapy or coaching is a better fit for you. I take an action oriented approach that focused on you getting the results you are seeking. Together we can help you thrive and live a life that is joyful, aligned with you values, and true to who you are. You don't need to take years to feel better. I am committed to helping you get solid momentum toward bulding a life that feels truly meaningful.
(509) 284-8025 View (509) 284-8025
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Tracy Michelle Ferezan
Counselor, LMHCA, SUDP
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate & Substance Use Disorder Professional. I am currently accepting clients who are paying out of pocket in Washington. I have flexible hours using a virtual setting to accommodate work schedules and allow counseling to be your priority. I work with children ages 10 and older, teenagers, and adults. I specialize in working with people who need help with addiction and recovery, suicidal ideation, mood disorders, and trauma. I am an ally to members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate & Substance Use Disorder Professional. I am currently accepting clients who are paying out of pocket in Washington. I have flexible hours using a virtual setting to accommodate work schedules and allow counseling to be your priority. I work with children ages 10 and older, teenagers, and adults. I specialize in working with people who need help with addiction and recovery, suicidal ideation, mood disorders, and trauma. I am an ally to members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
(509) 519-1854 View (509) 519-1854
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Sheree Garland
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAC, LMHCA
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
I am currently offering telehealth sessions. I have experience working with a variety of mental health needs. Some of my areas of specialties includes, anger management, anxiety, depression, grief and low self-esteem. I offer a safe, empathic space and judgment free zone where my clients can begin to process and take back control of their lives. I believe in empowerment. Together, we can work toward positive change and personal growth.
I am currently offering telehealth sessions. I have experience working with a variety of mental health needs. Some of my areas of specialties includes, anger management, anxiety, depression, grief and low self-esteem. I offer a safe, empathic space and judgment free zone where my clients can begin to process and take back control of their lives. I believe in empowerment. Together, we can work toward positive change and personal growth.
(509) 778-5853 View (509) 778-5853
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Dr. Evelyn Mosley Mental Health Associates, PLLC
MHCI, RMFTI, LMFTA
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
The ideal client we aim to help is someone who has faced profound and complex challenges and demonstrated remarkable resilience. This includes individuals who have experienced child and sexual abuse, abandonment, rejection, trauma, foster care, alcohol and drug abuse, sex trafficking, and domestic violence. The ideal clients need a safe and empathetic therapeutic environment, trauma-informed care, crisis intervention, and empowerment to overcome their traumas and build a positive future. They aspire to regain control over their lives and establish stability, self-empowerment, and healthy relationships.
The ideal client we aim to help is someone who has faced profound and complex challenges and demonstrated remarkable resilience. This includes individuals who have experienced child and sexual abuse, abandonment, rejection, trauma, foster care, alcohol and drug abuse, sex trafficking, and domestic violence. The ideal clients need a safe and empathetic therapeutic environment, trauma-informed care, crisis intervention, and empowerment to overcome their traumas and build a positive future. They aspire to regain control over their lives and establish stability, self-empowerment, and healthy relationships.
(509) 350-4568 x1 View (509) 350-4568 x1
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Trinity Truth Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, LSWAIC, MSW, SUDP
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
Trinity Truth Counseling exists as a service to help you become a better you. It strives to bring collaboration between therapist and client as a meaningful way to actively listen and learn how to better manage skills and various issues. In knowing what has occurred in the past and communicating present problems, there is an opportunity to change one's future. I like to counsel all ages and get different perspectives in working with each unique person. I have empathy for my clients and make an effort to find purpose and meaning with the individual's help. I want my clients to find their passion and have a better quality of life.
Trinity Truth Counseling exists as a service to help you become a better you. It strives to bring collaboration between therapist and client as a meaningful way to actively listen and learn how to better manage skills and various issues. In knowing what has occurred in the past and communicating present problems, there is an opportunity to change one's future. I like to counsel all ages and get different perspectives in working with each unique person. I have empathy for my clients and make an effort to find purpose and meaning with the individual's help. I want my clients to find their passion and have a better quality of life.
(509) 584-5670 View (509) 584-5670
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Dr. Jessica Fritzges
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
Evening and weekend times! I offer EMDR and treatment for complex trauma and dissociation. I specialize in treating trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, and chronic mental health conditions like bipolar disorder and personality disorders. I am experienced with treating survivors of childhood trauma, military and first responder trauma, and relational trauma. Many of my patients are highly functional adults who are seeking to recover from past experiences that are limiting their daily lives. They want their lives to stabilize and to experience relief from emotional pain, so they can fulfill their highest potential.
Evening and weekend times! I offer EMDR and treatment for complex trauma and dissociation. I specialize in treating trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, and chronic mental health conditions like bipolar disorder and personality disorders. I am experienced with treating survivors of childhood trauma, military and first responder trauma, and relational trauma. Many of my patients are highly functional adults who are seeking to recover from past experiences that are limiting their daily lives. They want their lives to stabilize and to experience relief from emotional pain, so they can fulfill their highest potential.
(509) 673-7382 View (509) 673-7382
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Angela Sauer
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
I believe in the power of you telling your story. My role is to be an observer of that story and provide tools, thoughtfulness and opportunity for you to learn, grow, heal and evolve. This is an opportunity for you to be authentic about your thoughts, feelings and movement in the world. Understanding how your life experiences have shaped you, your concerns, happiness, difficulties and successes is important to finding and operating in your flow. Based on your goals and concerns, a variety of therapeutic tools will be shared with you with the purpose of finding what works best for you.
I believe in the power of you telling your story. My role is to be an observer of that story and provide tools, thoughtfulness and opportunity for you to learn, grow, heal and evolve. This is an opportunity for you to be authentic about your thoughts, feelings and movement in the world. Understanding how your life experiences have shaped you, your concerns, happiness, difficulties and successes is important to finding and operating in your flow. Based on your goals and concerns, a variety of therapeutic tools will be shared with you with the purpose of finding what works best for you.
(360) 685-1437 View (360) 685-1437
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Dustin L Price
Counselor, LMHA, MA, MBA
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201
Ready to identify your next destination? Let's journey together, embracing change and growth. Reach out today for a transformative future. As a seasoned professional with diverse experiences, I understand the complexities of balancing personal and professional demands. My core passion is helping you achieve goals and facilitate healing. True wealth is about finding peace and fulfillment.
Ready to identify your next destination? Let's journey together, embracing change and growth. Reach out today for a transformative future. As a seasoned professional with diverse experiences, I understand the complexities of balancing personal and professional demands. My core passion is helping you achieve goals and facilitate healing. True wealth is about finding peace and fulfillment.
(509) 517-7241 View (509) 517-7241
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Jeffery Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201
A lot of things could be written here, but you’re likely already overwhelmed by the options presented by this website. Instead, I’ll keep it simple. I’m Jeff. I’m a trained mental health therapist who specializes in helping teenagers and young adults overcome life’s difficulties and learn to thrive in their life. I pride myself on providing a therapy space that is safe for everyone and doesn't simply push handouts. Hope. Honesty. Humility. These are my guiding stars.
A lot of things could be written here, but you’re likely already overwhelmed by the options presented by this website. Instead, I’ll keep it simple. I’m Jeff. I’m a trained mental health therapist who specializes in helping teenagers and young adults overcome life’s difficulties and learn to thrive in their life. I pride myself on providing a therapy space that is safe for everyone and doesn't simply push handouts. Hope. Honesty. Humility. These are my guiding stars.
(509) 955-7086 View (509) 955-7086
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Candis Terry
MA, MHP, LMHCA
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step into your personal growth. Is life causing you undo stress that seems overwhelming? Are there things that you can identify about your life that you would like to change or work on? I believe that throughout life we all need some assistance in some way. I am thankful for being able to provide that assistance for those in need. I am here to walk with you on your journey to personal growth. Contact me today to start getting the help you need and deserve.
Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step into your personal growth. Is life causing you undo stress that seems overwhelming? Are there things that you can identify about your life that you would like to change or work on? I believe that throughout life we all need some assistance in some way. I am thankful for being able to provide that assistance for those in need. I am here to walk with you on your journey to personal growth. Contact me today to start getting the help you need and deserve.
(509) 295-9261 View (509) 295-9261
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Brittany Aguila
Counselor, MS, SUDP, LMHCA
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201
The last ten years I have specialized primarily in addiction. I have worked in a variety of settings with both adolescents and adults. That generally equates to specializing in relationships, whether it be to another thing, person or to oneself. We all go through seasons of discomfort and growth, I am here to take it one step at a time with you.
The last ten years I have specialized primarily in addiction. I have worked in a variety of settings with both adolescents and adults. That generally equates to specializing in relationships, whether it be to another thing, person or to oneself. We all go through seasons of discomfort and growth, I am here to take it one step at a time with you.
(509) 285-1651 View (509) 285-1651
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Jewels Lambert
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201
Jewels Lambert is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who graduated from George Fox University with a Masters degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling in 2018. Jewels has a passion for working with people from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. She believes in the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and offers a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space for clients to share their stories and life challenges. Jewels' work with individuals focuses on processing experiences, gaining awareness of needs, and obtaining tools to live a more meaningful life.
Jewels Lambert is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who graduated from George Fox University with a Masters degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling in 2018. Jewels has a passion for working with people from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. She believes in the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and offers a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space for clients to share their stories and life challenges. Jewels' work with individuals focuses on processing experiences, gaining awareness of needs, and obtaining tools to live a more meaningful life.
(509) 553-5558 View (509) 553-5558
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Lauren K Renard, PsyD, LP, PLLC
Psychologist
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My therapeutic approach is integrative & eclectic. I combine Eastern & Western philosophies of healing & draw on several different modalities depending on person’s presenting issues. I believe that the more therapeutic “tools” a clinician has in their “toolbox,” the more resources a clinician can draw on to best support a person’s unique individualized needs & wants throughout the therapeutic process. I will work with you to tune into your true self, recognize your unhelpful or unwanted coping mechanisms and interpersonal patterns, and discover self-compassionate ways of living that support thriving in your life as you define it.
My therapeutic approach is integrative & eclectic. I combine Eastern & Western philosophies of healing & draw on several different modalities depending on person’s presenting issues. I believe that the more therapeutic “tools” a clinician has in their “toolbox,” the more resources a clinician can draw on to best support a person’s unique individualized needs & wants throughout the therapeutic process. I will work with you to tune into your true self, recognize your unhelpful or unwanted coping mechanisms and interpersonal patterns, and discover self-compassionate ways of living that support thriving in your life as you define it.
(509) 955-2394 View (509) 955-2394
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Jai'lysa Gamboa
Counselor, MHP, LMHC, CMHS
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201
Not accepting new clients
About 1 out of 7 youth in the U.S. have a treatable mental health disorder. If you are a parent who is struggling to support your child or teen, it is not too late to reach out for help. Maybe you have noticed your child being more distant or jumpy. Maybe you have seen a change in how they spend their time, or their grades are slipping. Many families have found it difficult to adjust during the pandemic. Helping children and families get back to or accept their new "normal" is what I'm good at.
About 1 out of 7 youth in the U.S. have a treatable mental health disorder. If you are a parent who is struggling to support your child or teen, it is not too late to reach out for help. Maybe you have noticed your child being more distant or jumpy. Maybe you have seen a change in how they spend their time, or their grades are slipping. Many families have found it difficult to adjust during the pandemic. Helping children and families get back to or accept their new "normal" is what I'm good at.
(509) 683-7032 View (509) 683-7032
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Ashley Alexander
Counselor, MS, LMHCA
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
WA residents only- Are you struggling to find who you are or who you are becoming? Are you finding it difficult in gaining clarity in what you want in life? Do you feel you have lost your purpose and meaning in life or struggle to enjoy it? Are you finding it a challenge in working through past trauma and behaviors that are not serving you well anymore? Imagine living your life with enjoyment and clarity, where you are aware and present. A life where you can respond in a healthy ways and have a deep sense of what matters most to you. You can navigate your life by the choices you make and feel confident in the process.
WA residents only- Are you struggling to find who you are or who you are becoming? Are you finding it difficult in gaining clarity in what you want in life? Do you feel you have lost your purpose and meaning in life or struggle to enjoy it? Are you finding it a challenge in working through past trauma and behaviors that are not serving you well anymore? Imagine living your life with enjoyment and clarity, where you are aware and present. A life where you can respond in a healthy ways and have a deep sense of what matters most to you. You can navigate your life by the choices you make and feel confident in the process.
(509) 350-4333 x1 View (509) 350-4333 x1
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Krystal Gregg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
Dr. Krystal Gregg’s approach to therapy is grounded in evidence-based interventions while treatment is tailored within a collaborative therapeutic relationship, with curiosity for each individual’s vision for the future. She is committed to assisting clients in increasing life satisfaction, resolving symptoms, optimizing relationships, and confidently moving forward.
Dr. Krystal Gregg’s approach to therapy is grounded in evidence-based interventions while treatment is tailored within a collaborative therapeutic relationship, with curiosity for each individual’s vision for the future. She is committed to assisting clients in increasing life satisfaction, resolving symptoms, optimizing relationships, and confidently moving forward.
(509) 779-6719 View (509) 779-6719
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Resolved Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CN
Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201
Resolved Counseling offers intensive marriage counseling from married counselors. Our unique co-counseling approach offers you and your spouse individual counseling and couples coaching in 2-hour sessions. Many couples are stuck in a repeating pattern of conflict, re-enacting the same role and arguing about the same thing over and over again. Once this pattern becomes established it gets harder and harder to break. This is because of almost universal human flaws that play out in relationships: the blame game, fear of rejection, desire to be right and win, and ingrained roles & rules that create the very problem we wish to solve.
Resolved Counseling offers intensive marriage counseling from married counselors. Our unique co-counseling approach offers you and your spouse individual counseling and couples coaching in 2-hour sessions. Many couples are stuck in a repeating pattern of conflict, re-enacting the same role and arguing about the same thing over and over again. Once this pattern becomes established it gets harder and harder to break. This is because of almost universal human flaws that play out in relationships: the blame game, fear of rejection, desire to be right and win, and ingrained roles & rules that create the very problem we wish to solve.
(509) 204-8914 View (509) 204-8914
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Ilana Skarling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
You are not too much. Nor is what you have been through too much. If you struggle with gender or sexual identity, sexual or domestic violence, or other forms of lasting trauma, I can help. Just know that I believe you to be, at this moment, exactly who you need to be in order to survive. I also believe that things can get better.
You are not too much. Nor is what you have been through too much. If you struggle with gender or sexual identity, sexual or domestic violence, or other forms of lasting trauma, I can help. Just know that I believe you to be, at this moment, exactly who you need to be in order to survive. I also believe that things can get better.
(206) 752-5508 View (206) 752-5508
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Lorinda Y Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201  (Online Only)
I work with individuals with diverse backgrounds and the LGBTQIA+ community, from adolescents to geriatrics who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationships, communication, conflict and co-dependency. Often you feel tired, overwhelmed and in need of support and guidance. There is hope in healing! Life is too short to surrender to sadness, resentments, depression, anxiety, and the continuous conflict with yourself or others. I understand where you’re coming from and want to support you in navigating life challenges to help reach your therapeutic goals. You deserve to live your fullest life in the best version of yourself.
I work with individuals with diverse backgrounds and the LGBTQIA+ community, from adolescents to geriatrics who struggle with depression, anxiety, relationships, communication, conflict and co-dependency. Often you feel tired, overwhelmed and in need of support and guidance. There is hope in healing! Life is too short to surrender to sadness, resentments, depression, anxiety, and the continuous conflict with yourself or others. I understand where you’re coming from and want to support you in navigating life challenges to help reach your therapeutic goals. You deserve to live your fullest life in the best version of yourself.
(509) 516-1624 View (509) 516-1624

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Number of Therapists in Riverside, Spokane, WA

200+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Riverside, Spokane, WA who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
70% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Self Esteem
64% Relationship Issues
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Kaiser (Out-of-Network)

How Therapists in Riverside, Spokane, WA see their clients

59% Online Only
41% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Riverside, Spokane?

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.