Therapists in Rockwood, Spokane, WA

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Corynn Manske
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203  (Online Only)
The parenthood journey has its inherent rewards, but the struggles are REAL. Sometimes the weight of these struggles becomes too much, even crushing. The stress takes away from the moments you want more than anything to enjoy. The responsibilities are endless. It is common to feel alone, particularly in times of need. But know you are not alone! Whether you are trying to conceive, are pregnant, a new parent or an experienced one, help is available.
The parenthood journey has its inherent rewards, but the struggles are REAL. Sometimes the weight of these struggles becomes too much, even crushing. The stress takes away from the moments you want more than anything to enjoy. The responsibilities are endless. It is common to feel alone, particularly in times of need. But know you are not alone! Whether you are trying to conceive, are pregnant, a new parent or an experienced one, help is available.
(509) 381-0585 View (509) 381-0585
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Doreen Desmond
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203
I am client centered, caring and feel a commitment towards the my client's well being and their personal goals in counseling. I have a diverse training background that includes behavioral health, addiction, sandtray, and relationship/marriage training. While I have a eclectic background, I tend to use a cognitive-behavioral approach, stress management, including relaxation/guided imagery, and supportive therapy. My clients tell me they feel cared about. I am down to earth and calm. I aim for results and enjoy working with clients who are depressed, have relationship issues/adustment/loss, anxiety/OCD,and chronic pain/medical issues.
I am client centered, caring and feel a commitment towards the my client's well being and their personal goals in counseling. I have a diverse training background that includes behavioral health, addiction, sandtray, and relationship/marriage training. While I have a eclectic background, I tend to use a cognitive-behavioral approach, stress management, including relaxation/guided imagery, and supportive therapy. My clients tell me they feel cared about. I am down to earth and calm. I aim for results and enjoy working with clients who are depressed, have relationship issues/adustment/loss, anxiety/OCD,and chronic pain/medical issues.
(509) 987-5945 View (509) 987-5945
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Christina L Knudsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203  (Online Only)
There is hope! What I specialize in: anyone who has experienced childhood trauma, and those with chronic health issues, EMDR certified. You can find life more peaceful and simple with increased connection with yourself and others. Being willing to reprocess the past with EMDR is the most effective way to treat current symptoms. Connection with others is a basic human need. I am sure whatever your symptoms are they are impacting your relationships. This is what is causing the most suffering. We all need relationships to feel happy and content. We will explore past trauma, increasing contentment. This is NOT traditional talk therapy.
There is hope! What I specialize in: anyone who has experienced childhood trauma, and those with chronic health issues, EMDR certified. You can find life more peaceful and simple with increased connection with yourself and others. Being willing to reprocess the past with EMDR is the most effective way to treat current symptoms. Connection with others is a basic human need. I am sure whatever your symptoms are they are impacting your relationships. This is what is causing the most suffering. We all need relationships to feel happy and content. We will explore past trauma, increasing contentment. This is NOT traditional talk therapy.
(928) 295-2676 View (928) 295-2676
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Lindsay Stockton
Counselor, LMHC-A, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99202
My practice focuses on individual and family counseling with an emphasis on finding and living the most authentic expression of yourself. My education and training experience allows me to dive further into the connection between physical and mental health, while allowing each individual to cultivate their own authentic path to complete wellness.
My practice focuses on individual and family counseling with an emphasis on finding and living the most authentic expression of yourself. My education and training experience allows me to dive further into the connection between physical and mental health, while allowing each individual to cultivate their own authentic path to complete wellness.
(509) 236-1477 View (509) 236-1477
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Inner Glow Wellness
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99202
Pema Chodron says that when we start a journey towards healing "we often think that somehow we’re going to improve, which is a subtle aggression against who we really are." I work to come alongside you as you start your journey to understanding yourself as you are now. Typically, any change that needs to happen is a step out of your comfort zone. That step can be scary, but it is essential to growth. I combine mindfulness with traditional therapy approaches from a trauma informed lens to help connect you to your inner knowing. It's time to fully step into your own power and grab what you want and deserve out of life.
Pema Chodron says that when we start a journey towards healing "we often think that somehow we’re going to improve, which is a subtle aggression against who we really are." I work to come alongside you as you start your journey to understanding yourself as you are now. Typically, any change that needs to happen is a step out of your comfort zone. That step can be scary, but it is essential to growth. I combine mindfulness with traditional therapy approaches from a trauma informed lens to help connect you to your inner knowing. It's time to fully step into your own power and grab what you want and deserve out of life.
(509) 560-5701 View (509) 560-5701
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Ed Schwartz
Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99204
Dealing with today’s stressors and struggles can seem to be overwhelming and insurmountable. Whether it is past trauma or current difficulty dealing with life’s problems I can help you negotiate these difficulties. I take a very non-judgmental and empathic stance to help you feel comfortable and calm while you move forward with therapy. I will create the safe space you need to bring forth your issues and worries in a very honest and forthright manner. At the same time I will honor and respect your life experiences and treat you with dignity, compassion and understanding.
Dealing with today’s stressors and struggles can seem to be overwhelming and insurmountable. Whether it is past trauma or current difficulty dealing with life’s problems I can help you negotiate these difficulties. I take a very non-judgmental and empathic stance to help you feel comfortable and calm while you move forward with therapy. I will create the safe space you need to bring forth your issues and worries in a very honest and forthright manner. At the same time I will honor and respect your life experiences and treat you with dignity, compassion and understanding.
(509) 282-5650 View (509) 282-5650
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Robert John Townley
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203
Not accepting new clients
I have been trained in many talk-based therapy modalities. However, I primarily use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with my patients. Not everyone is ready for EMDR, and talk-based therapy may be a better fit.
I have been trained in many talk-based therapy modalities. However, I primarily use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with my patients. Not everyone is ready for EMDR, and talk-based therapy may be a better fit.
(509) 233-4091 View (509) 233-4091
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Maegan McClanahan
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203  (Online Only)
We all seek help for different reasons. I see my job as a therapist to help guide you towards the life you wish to live. To do this, together we will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you realign with your values and progress towards your goals, whether this is in the context of relationships, new transitions, or difficult periods of time. I work with a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, PTSD, attachment issues, marital conflict, and many more.
We all seek help for different reasons. I see my job as a therapist to help guide you towards the life you wish to live. To do this, together we will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you realign with your values and progress towards your goals, whether this is in the context of relationships, new transitions, or difficult periods of time. I work with a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, PTSD, attachment issues, marital conflict, and many more.
(509) 265-6016 View (509) 265-6016
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Isabelle Viktoria Sarno
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99202  (Online Only)
Isabelle believes that therapy is a team effort between the counselor and clients. For the greatest success, the client needs to be motivated to create change and the counselor needs to bring an empathetic approach and provide the right tools. Isabelle will be using a variety of different therapy models for her clients such as Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, and aspects of EMDR to achieve the best result.
Isabelle believes that therapy is a team effort between the counselor and clients. For the greatest success, the client needs to be motivated to create change and the counselor needs to bring an empathetic approach and provide the right tools. Isabelle will be using a variety of different therapy models for her clients such as Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, and aspects of EMDR to achieve the best result.
(509) 260-8185 View (509) 260-8185
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Taylor Blackwell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203
Are you struggling with unwanted thoughts about the past or scary things that could happen in the future? When having distressing thoughts, life can feel out of control. We may try to cope by avoiding situations that we once enjoyed. We may engage in compulsive behaviors that cause temporary relief but keep our thoughts and behaviors looping. Our relationships may also be impacted as we push people away or try to convince others of our worth. Through therapy, you can build security within yourself and in your relationships by facing your fears and responding in healthier ways that align with your goals and values.
Are you struggling with unwanted thoughts about the past or scary things that could happen in the future? When having distressing thoughts, life can feel out of control. We may try to cope by avoiding situations that we once enjoyed. We may engage in compulsive behaviors that cause temporary relief but keep our thoughts and behaviors looping. Our relationships may also be impacted as we push people away or try to convince others of our worth. Through therapy, you can build security within yourself and in your relationships by facing your fears and responding in healthier ways that align with your goals and values.
(509) 785-6880 View (509) 785-6880
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Cathy Wines - Transformative Connections, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203
Waitlist for new clients
We can all benefit from a connection with another person who can help us navigate through life’s challenges. I believe that each one of us has an innate capacity to heal and grow. My therapeutic approach is non-judgmental, trauma-sensitive, and strengths-based. I promote a safe exploration of presenting concerns, past difficulties, and desired outcomes through a collaborative process individualized to each client. I have experience/training in helping others in a variety of areas – specializing in anxiety, trauma, and relationship challenges.
We can all benefit from a connection with another person who can help us navigate through life’s challenges. I believe that each one of us has an innate capacity to heal and grow. My therapeutic approach is non-judgmental, trauma-sensitive, and strengths-based. I promote a safe exploration of presenting concerns, past difficulties, and desired outcomes through a collaborative process individualized to each client. I have experience/training in helping others in a variety of areas – specializing in anxiety, trauma, and relationship challenges.
(509) 341-0571 View (509) 341-0571
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Kimberly Brady
Counselor, MS, MHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203
I am passionate about working with clients challenged by anxiety, stress and fears that prevent them from participating in activities they value, reaching goals, or sustaining satisfying relationships. Many clients come to me when worries, fears or thoughts have become unmanageable. They may have rigid rules, unrealistic expectations or patterns of perfectionism. Some find themselves avoiding situations or people out of fear. Together we explore ways to work through hard emotions, unhelpful thoughts and behavior patterns.
I am passionate about working with clients challenged by anxiety, stress and fears that prevent them from participating in activities they value, reaching goals, or sustaining satisfying relationships. Many clients come to me when worries, fears or thoughts have become unmanageable. They may have rigid rules, unrealistic expectations or patterns of perfectionism. Some find themselves avoiding situations or people out of fear. Together we explore ways to work through hard emotions, unhelpful thoughts and behavior patterns.
(509) 260-2890 View (509) 260-2890
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Trisha Spencer Mental Health PLLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203
My great passion is to provide a warm space free of judgement where you can feel understood, valued, and supported. I help those who have experienced past traumatic events or are experiencing an abundance of life stressors work toward inner peace and wholeness. I love to work collaboratively, helping you develop awareness, connection, insight and purpose. Trisha graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology Body Mind and Spirit from Bastyr University and received her Master of Arts from Antioch University of Seattle in Child Couple Family Therapy. She is a licensed mental counselor in the state of Washington.
My great passion is to provide a warm space free of judgement where you can feel understood, valued, and supported. I help those who have experienced past traumatic events or are experiencing an abundance of life stressors work toward inner peace and wholeness. I love to work collaboratively, helping you develop awareness, connection, insight and purpose. Trisha graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Health Psychology Body Mind and Spirit from Bastyr University and received her Master of Arts from Antioch University of Seattle in Child Couple Family Therapy. She is a licensed mental counselor in the state of Washington.
(509) 284-7780 View (509) 284-7780
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Inner Growth Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LMFTA, CDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203
"Given that you are reading this, you may be experiencing stress and feeling anxious. As you take this courageous step toward solving a problem, know that working with a therapist can be collaborative, creative, and deeply meaningful. It can help with acute problems or long-standing struggles. I am now offering Saturday sessions. Please call or text my cell (503) 910-6571 for appointments or questions. I look forward to hearing from you. Good thoughts, Teresa
"Given that you are reading this, you may be experiencing stress and feeling anxious. As you take this courageous step toward solving a problem, know that working with a therapist can be collaborative, creative, and deeply meaningful. It can help with acute problems or long-standing struggles. I am now offering Saturday sessions. Please call or text my cell (503) 910-6571 for appointments or questions. I look forward to hearing from you. Good thoughts, Teresa
(509) 769-3793 View (509) 769-3793
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Deborah L McManus
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99202  (Online Only)
As an interactive, solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, and with compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. The use of Telehealth allows for greater flexibility in scheduling. I have found it to be an effective modality for counseling.
As an interactive, solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, and with compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. The use of Telehealth allows for greater flexibility in scheduling. I have found it to be an effective modality for counseling.
(509) 426-3916 View (509) 426-3916
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Michelle Bayard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Verified Verified
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203  (Online Only)
My approach is supported by mindfulness practices and tailored to your individual needs. I provide individual counseling support for parents of children or adults with developmental disabilities and/or significant medical conditions as well as adults impacted by cancer. Individual coaching related to resource navigation such as DDA, healthcare systems, government benefits. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Washington State and Montana with over 23 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities and medical social work, including 12 years with DDA and over 7 years in pediatric hospitals and clinics.
My approach is supported by mindfulness practices and tailored to your individual needs. I provide individual counseling support for parents of children or adults with developmental disabilities and/or significant medical conditions as well as adults impacted by cancer. Individual coaching related to resource navigation such as DDA, healthcare systems, government benefits. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Washington State and Montana with over 23 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities and medical social work, including 12 years with DDA and over 7 years in pediatric hospitals and clinics.
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Paul P Susac
Counselor, PhD, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203  (Online Only)
To the outside world, you have it all together. You’re the person who’s always on top of everything, eyes on the ball, getting things done. But, inside is a different story. People admire your drive, but the truth is you don’t feel like you have any choice but to keep pushing forward. You resent the feeling of being trapped on this path. But you know that if you slow down, even for a moment, you’ll have to deal with the pain you’ve been desperately trying to outrun. Of course, no matter how fast you go, the pain will always be there, ready to overwhelm you the first chance it gets. You don’t know what to do – it feels hopeless.
To the outside world, you have it all together. You’re the person who’s always on top of everything, eyes on the ball, getting things done. But, inside is a different story. People admire your drive, but the truth is you don’t feel like you have any choice but to keep pushing forward. You resent the feeling of being trapped on this path. But you know that if you slow down, even for a moment, you’ll have to deal with the pain you’ve been desperately trying to outrun. Of course, no matter how fast you go, the pain will always be there, ready to overwhelm you the first chance it gets. You don’t know what to do – it feels hopeless.
(509) 591-0581 View (509) 591-0581
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Cami Huysman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, CMHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203  (Online Only)
You are ready for more-fulfilling relationships and a rewarding life; you're ready for change. If you are looking for a caring, private and confidential environment where you can identify and explore the topics that may be getting in the way of what you want, we might be a great match for one another to complete your therapeutic services. Together, we can begin developing insight and the tools you need to implement life changes and achieve your goals using methods proven to work, called evidence-based practices. While I am not accepting new clients, the clinicians in my practice have openings!
You are ready for more-fulfilling relationships and a rewarding life; you're ready for change. If you are looking for a caring, private and confidential environment where you can identify and explore the topics that may be getting in the way of what you want, we might be a great match for one another to complete your therapeutic services. Together, we can begin developing insight and the tools you need to implement life changes and achieve your goals using methods proven to work, called evidence-based practices. While I am not accepting new clients, the clinicians in my practice have openings!
(509) 778-4066 View (509) 778-4066
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Rebecca McManus
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203
Waitlist for new clients
If you suffer from anxiety, depression, dissatisfying relationships, or a history of trauma, you are not alone. Whether you want to learn more about yourself, set goals, learn coping skills or just want someone to hold space for your emotions and thoughts, I'm here to help. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a major component to success. Our time together will be a safe place, grounded in empathy and non-judgment, where we can discuss your life's meaning, emotional well-being, relationships, and anything that's on your mind.
If you suffer from anxiety, depression, dissatisfying relationships, or a history of trauma, you are not alone. Whether you want to learn more about yourself, set goals, learn coping skills or just want someone to hold space for your emotions and thoughts, I'm here to help. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a major component to success. Our time together will be a safe place, grounded in empathy and non-judgment, where we can discuss your life's meaning, emotional well-being, relationships, and anything that's on your mind.
(509) 260-8608 View (509) 260-8608
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Marvin Deubel
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CMHS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rockwood, Spokane, WA 99203
Not accepting new clients
I have spent a majority of my career working with children and adolescents, I also see adults that are having difficulty managing symptoms of anxiety and depression as well as relational issues. When working with children/adolescents, I place great emphasis on the relationship and communication in order to reduce behavioral symptoms.
I have spent a majority of my career working with children and adolescents, I also see adults that are having difficulty managing symptoms of anxiety and depression as well as relational issues. When working with children/adolescents, I place great emphasis on the relationship and communication in order to reduce behavioral symptoms.
(509) 295-8539 View (509) 295-8539

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Number of Therapists in Rockwood, Spokane, WA

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Rockwood, Spokane, WA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
77% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Premera
62% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Aetna

How Therapists in Rockwood, Spokane, WA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
27% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rockwood, Spokane?

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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.