Therapists in Dane County, WI

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Mary Jeanne Murl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, MSW, MPH
Verified
Madison, WI 53704  (Online Only)
Welcome! Thank you for reaching out. My fervent wish is that I can help you find joy and peace no matter what you are coping with. Stop waiting to live a life that includes joy and peace! My experience includes medical and behavioral health social work and psychotherapy with adults, teens, veterans, seniors and groups. I am licensed in WI, IL, IN, MN, MI as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. There is always hope in working toward positive change in your life. You are always worth it.
Welcome! Thank you for reaching out. My fervent wish is that I can help you find joy and peace no matter what you are coping with. Stop waiting to live a life that includes joy and peace! My experience includes medical and behavioral health social work and psychotherapy with adults, teens, veterans, seniors and groups. I am licensed in WI, IL, IN, MN, MI as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. There is always hope in working toward positive change in your life. You are always worth it.
(608) 605-6063 View (608) 605-6063
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Anna Maunu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Monona, WI 53716
As an APSW (Advanced Practice Social Worker) and therapist, I am passionate about providing psychotherapy services to adults including those seeking to overcome struggles related to trauma, anxieties, and identity. I know these issues can diminish your quality of life and I can support you along the way to making positive life changes. Understanding your past experiences, exploring underlying causes, and learning more about yourself can create opportunities for healing. Together we will process thoughts and experiences to assist you in exploring yourself and identifying skills to improve relationships with yourself and others.
As an APSW (Advanced Practice Social Worker) and therapist, I am passionate about providing psychotherapy services to adults including those seeking to overcome struggles related to trauma, anxieties, and identity. I know these issues can diminish your quality of life and I can support you along the way to making positive life changes. Understanding your past experiences, exploring underlying causes, and learning more about yourself can create opportunities for healing. Together we will process thoughts and experiences to assist you in exploring yourself and identifying skills to improve relationships with yourself and others.
(608) 599-5602 View (608) 599-5602
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Alizah Ahmed Qadri
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53705
Alizah Qadri, a Clinical Intern at Roots Work Therapy, is pursuing her graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Master of Social Work Advanced Standing Program with a focus on mental health. While she has recently begun her clinical social work training, Alizah has the motivation and dedication to learn and implement clinical skills and experiences from past internships to her current role at Roots Work Therapy.
Alizah Qadri, a Clinical Intern at Roots Work Therapy, is pursuing her graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Master of Social Work Advanced Standing Program with a focus on mental health. While she has recently begun her clinical social work training, Alizah has the motivation and dedication to learn and implement clinical skills and experiences from past internships to her current role at Roots Work Therapy.
(608) 544-8799 View (608) 544-8799
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Jennifer J Sluga
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, SAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Waunakee, WI 53597
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to be able to provide mental health care to all! I am creating social media resources accessible to all to use for support in their life. You can begin your learning and healing if you look up Trauma Life Consulting on Facebook and Instagram. I also have a resource page in which then you can view more information and also be able to have interactive resources available to you at a rate you could never find therapy for! Go to the Patreon.com and look me up at Jenn Sluga-Trauma Life Consulting. Lets work together to spread mental health and share resources more freely! Mental health care for ALL!
My goal is to be able to provide mental health care to all! I am creating social media resources accessible to all to use for support in their life. You can begin your learning and healing if you look up Trauma Life Consulting on Facebook and Instagram. I also have a resource page in which then you can view more information and also be able to have interactive resources available to you at a rate you could never find therapy for! Go to the Patreon.com and look me up at Jenn Sluga-Trauma Life Consulting. Lets work together to spread mental health and share resources more freely! Mental health care for ALL!
(608) 200-3176 View (608) 200-3176
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Melissa Jo Bleiler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LPC
Verified
Madison, WI 53707
Not accepting new clients
My approach is to meet each client or couple where they’re at and help them get to where they want to go, whether that’s easing symptoms of anxiety, improving their relationship, or exploring some of the many aspects of their identity (sexuality, gender, partnerships, academics, career, etc) and what’s next for them. I am a generalist, and I also have expertise working with relationships and the alt-sex community. If you are feeling stuck or confused in your life, counseling can help you define past influences that got you here and where you want to go, and provide you with skills and guidance to get there.
My approach is to meet each client or couple where they’re at and help them get to where they want to go, whether that’s easing symptoms of anxiety, improving their relationship, or exploring some of the many aspects of their identity (sexuality, gender, partnerships, academics, career, etc) and what’s next for them. I am a generalist, and I also have expertise working with relationships and the alt-sex community. If you are feeling stuck or confused in your life, counseling can help you define past influences that got you here and where you want to go, and provide you with skills and guidance to get there.
(608) 200-3273 View (608) 200-3273
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Erika Lund
Psychologist, PsyD, SC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53711  (Online Only)
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by challenges in life leaving us depressed, anxious, confused and stuck. Our distress may cue us to pay attention, heal old wounds, and mine our inner strengths and wisdom. Psychotherapy is highly personalized and helps us to manage stress and restore harmony. I draw from various treatment modalities including psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral, humanistic/transpersonal, 12 step programs, Mindfulness and coaching psychology. I approach therapy openly and collaboratively, and am committed to providing a safe, empathic space where I listen deeply, understand your worldview, and support your heroic journey towards wholeness and well-being.
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by challenges in life leaving us depressed, anxious, confused and stuck. Our distress may cue us to pay attention, heal old wounds, and mine our inner strengths and wisdom. Psychotherapy is highly personalized and helps us to manage stress and restore harmony. I draw from various treatment modalities including psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral, humanistic/transpersonal, 12 step programs, Mindfulness and coaching psychology. I approach therapy openly and collaboratively, and am committed to providing a safe, empathic space where I listen deeply, understand your worldview, and support your heroic journey towards wholeness and well-being.
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Uplands Counseling Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Madison, WI 53719
David (he/him/his) is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with adolescent boys (ages 15-18) and adult males. He has more than 20 years’ of experience working with individuals across the lifespan in a diversity of settings. David is thoughtful, compassionate, and values-oriented in his work. His approach is trauma-informed with an emphasis on building awareness of the barriers that get in the way of meaningful relationships and content life.
David (he/him/his) is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with adolescent boys (ages 15-18) and adult males. He has more than 20 years’ of experience working with individuals across the lifespan in a diversity of settings. David is thoughtful, compassionate, and values-oriented in his work. His approach is trauma-informed with an emphasis on building awareness of the barriers that get in the way of meaningful relationships and content life.
(608) 828-3636 View (608) 828-3636
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Danielle A Ogno
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCSW
Verified
Madison, WI 53717
Not accepting new clients
Worrying? Feeling down -just not yourself? Your focus, concentration and motivation aren't there. Burned out? A recent or chronic health condition could be impacting your mood. You don't know where to start, but know this isn't sustainable. You are ready to slow down, identify and process what you have been avoiding-you don't need to navigate this alone.
Worrying? Feeling down -just not yourself? Your focus, concentration and motivation aren't there. Burned out? A recent or chronic health condition could be impacting your mood. You don't know where to start, but know this isn't sustainable. You are ready to slow down, identify and process what you have been avoiding-you don't need to navigate this alone.
(608) 400-0679 x358 View (608) 400-0679 x358
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Audrey Thompson Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Monona, WI 53713
I am a licensed professional counselor specializing in child and family therapy. I see children ages 0-18 and/or their caregivers. I love to work with parents and caregivers in supporting and better understanding their little one(s). I can also offer support during the precious, and most stressful perinatal period.
I am a licensed professional counselor specializing in child and family therapy. I see children ages 0-18 and/or their caregivers. I love to work with parents and caregivers in supporting and better understanding their little one(s). I can also offer support during the precious, and most stressful perinatal period.
(608) 802-5510 View (608) 802-5510
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Madeleine Stoelinga
Counselor, MA, LPC-IT, ATR
Verified
Madison, WI 53703
Hi, I’m Madeleine! I am credentialed as an LPC-IT, a registered art therapist, and certified in ecotherapy. My approach is holistic, trauma-informed, and client-centered, as I believe that you hold your own healing power within yourself. I am intentional about providing a creative, meaningful, inclusive, comfortable space where it feels safe to express and explore all aspects of yourself. The act of creating art provides healing, grounding, and regulation. Art is a practice of mindfulness, a way to increase self-esteem and connect more deeply to yourself and others, especially when enhanced through curiosity and conversation.
Hi, I’m Madeleine! I am credentialed as an LPC-IT, a registered art therapist, and certified in ecotherapy. My approach is holistic, trauma-informed, and client-centered, as I believe that you hold your own healing power within yourself. I am intentional about providing a creative, meaningful, inclusive, comfortable space where it feels safe to express and explore all aspects of yourself. The act of creating art provides healing, grounding, and regulation. Art is a practice of mindfulness, a way to increase self-esteem and connect more deeply to yourself and others, especially when enhanced through curiosity and conversation.
(608) 420-5341 View (608) 420-5341
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Carrie Klein- Therapy for OCD/Anxiety
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Madison, WI 53717
Do you wonder if your worries or behaviors are normal? Do you find yourself doing the same thing over and over again because it doesn't feel just right? Is anxiety interfering with your relationships, work, or school performance? If you would like to feel better by making some changes in your life, you are at the right place. Anxiety is treatable using researched-based therapy, techniques, and interventions. Equipped with a new set of skills and techniques learned in therapy, you will have the necessary strategies to cope with your anxious feelings, thoughts, and unhelpful behaviors.
Do you wonder if your worries or behaviors are normal? Do you find yourself doing the same thing over and over again because it doesn't feel just right? Is anxiety interfering with your relationships, work, or school performance? If you would like to feel better by making some changes in your life, you are at the right place. Anxiety is treatable using researched-based therapy, techniques, and interventions. Equipped with a new set of skills and techniques learned in therapy, you will have the necessary strategies to cope with your anxious feelings, thoughts, and unhelpful behaviors.
(608) 447-6219 View (608) 447-6219
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Brittany B. Cross
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC
Verified
Madison, WI 53703
My aim is for you to feel a sense of empowerment and confidence in achieving positive change in your life. Together we will explore your concerns, determine what you want out of therapy and your goals for treatment, and figure out the best way for you to accomplish those goals.
My aim is for you to feel a sense of empowerment and confidence in achieving positive change in your life. Together we will explore your concerns, determine what you want out of therapy and your goals for treatment, and figure out the best way for you to accomplish those goals.
(608) 299-4273 View (608) 299-4273
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Rebecca Compton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CGP, NCC, BCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53705
For 35 years, I've been honored to offer my clients an experience that combines expertise, collaboration, and creativity. Whether it is a new problem, an ongoing pattern, or an unexpected life crisis, your therapy is built on a trusting relationship to facilitate lasting change. I help clients have happier, more satisfying relationships, overcome depression and anxiety, manage worries about career, family, and friends. Some learn how to have a productive disagreement, how to show empathy, how to set boundaries, and how to ask for what they need. Others learn to take the steps forward while healing from painful events and trauma.
For 35 years, I've been honored to offer my clients an experience that combines expertise, collaboration, and creativity. Whether it is a new problem, an ongoing pattern, or an unexpected life crisis, your therapy is built on a trusting relationship to facilitate lasting change. I help clients have happier, more satisfying relationships, overcome depression and anxiety, manage worries about career, family, and friends. Some learn how to have a productive disagreement, how to show empathy, how to set boundaries, and how to ask for what they need. Others learn to take the steps forward while healing from painful events and trauma.
(608) 396-6511 View (608) 396-6511
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Chuck Matz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Madison, WI 53719
In a safe and non-judgmental environment, I strive to create a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship with each of my clients based on the practices of systems theory and marriage family therapy. My goal is to help you utilize your strengths and work toward enhancing a sense of well-being and personal satisfaction within your Self, so you can say "I Am Good" and believe it.
In a safe and non-judgmental environment, I strive to create a collaborative and trusting therapeutic relationship with each of my clients based on the practices of systems theory and marriage family therapy. My goal is to help you utilize your strengths and work toward enhancing a sense of well-being and personal satisfaction within your Self, so you can say "I Am Good" and believe it.
(608) 260-7587 View (608) 260-7587
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Christen R Brockner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Monona, WI 53713
The narratives of life can leave us feeling rough and jagged. Sometimes we need someone to come alongside us as we navigate the rapids, and discover the beauty and new form waiting in still waters. I consider being a part of this process to be a privilege and an honor. I serve children birth-adolescence, families, and adults. I am able to address a variety of needs, with a specialization in serving those who have experienced trauma. I provide an encouraging, supportive, attuned, relationship-focused environment, that is mindful of culture, and, if desired, incorporates faith into the work.
The narratives of life can leave us feeling rough and jagged. Sometimes we need someone to come alongside us as we navigate the rapids, and discover the beauty and new form waiting in still waters. I consider being a part of this process to be a privilege and an honor. I serve children birth-adolescence, families, and adults. I am able to address a variety of needs, with a specialization in serving those who have experienced trauma. I provide an encouraging, supportive, attuned, relationship-focused environment, that is mindful of culture, and, if desired, incorporates faith into the work.
(618) 408-1309 View (618) 408-1309
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In the Moment Child and Family Therapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-IT, LMFT-IT, CPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verona, WI 53593
Many people struggle to cope with strong/uncomfortable emotions. Learning how to "regulate" emotions is a cornerstone of mental and emotional health. God created all of us as emotional beings who also use reason and logic, not the other way around. As children, our work is to learn how to recognize, validate and effectively use feelings as guides to ourselves, our relationships, behaviors, careers and so much more! If you weren't able to learn these skills, it's not too late! I work with children of all ages, from birth throughout the human lifespan, and help them to grow and thrive.
Many people struggle to cope with strong/uncomfortable emotions. Learning how to "regulate" emotions is a cornerstone of mental and emotional health. God created all of us as emotional beings who also use reason and logic, not the other way around. As children, our work is to learn how to recognize, validate and effectively use feelings as guides to ourselves, our relationships, behaviors, careers and so much more! If you weren't able to learn these skills, it's not too late! I work with children of all ages, from birth throughout the human lifespan, and help them to grow and thrive.
(608) 554-4242 View (608) 554-4242
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Shariety L Gibbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53705  (Online Only)
While asking for help can be a frightening experience, it doesn't have to be. I strive to take the frightening out of therapy, and utilize empowering strategies to help individuals become the very best they can be. My professional experience involves working with teens, adults, and couples. I have experience with individuals working through traumas such as being victims of rape, incest, bullying, and abuse. I also work with military personnel, assisting through traumas such as PTSD, and assisting with reintegration.
While asking for help can be a frightening experience, it doesn't have to be. I strive to take the frightening out of therapy, and utilize empowering strategies to help individuals become the very best they can be. My professional experience involves working with teens, adults, and couples. I have experience with individuals working through traumas such as being victims of rape, incest, bullying, and abuse. I also work with military personnel, assisting through traumas such as PTSD, and assisting with reintegration.
(608) 807-2776 View (608) 807-2776
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Kaitlin Rose Sherman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Madison, WI 53704
I am open to working with all clients and have experiencing working with clients with anxiety, depression, burnout, couples, non-monogamous individuals, and LGBTQ+. I want to work with clients that are hoping to improve their sense of self, identify parts of them they want to nurture and are open to looking at their journey with a compassionate lens. I encourage challenging perspectives while simultaneously bringing humor and empathy into my sessions.
I am open to working with all clients and have experiencing working with clients with anxiety, depression, burnout, couples, non-monogamous individuals, and LGBTQ+. I want to work with clients that are hoping to improve their sense of self, identify parts of them they want to nurture and are open to looking at their journey with a compassionate lens. I encourage challenging perspectives while simultaneously bringing humor and empathy into my sessions.
(608) 580-5615 View (608) 580-5615
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Stacy L Killinger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Madison, WI 53719
I have been working in various capacities with clients for over 25 years. People often come to see me for concerns about depression, anxiety, relationships, career concerns, stress, identity (including gender dysphoria) or grief. I work with adults of all ages. In addition to mood disorders, anxiety, anger, and issues of adjustment, I often work with individuals who have experienced trauma or those who may have difficulty verbalizing their experiences.
I have been working in various capacities with clients for over 25 years. People often come to see me for concerns about depression, anxiety, relationships, career concerns, stress, identity (including gender dysphoria) or grief. I work with adults of all ages. In addition to mood disorders, anxiety, anger, and issues of adjustment, I often work with individuals who have experienced trauma or those who may have difficulty verbalizing their experiences.
(608) 602-8617 View (608) 602-8617
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Dan Willman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Madison, WI 53703
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to my Psychology Today profile. My name is Dan. My approach to therapy is eclectic, but what I believe is most important is the therapeutic relationship. If you don't feel comfortable and relaxed, your healing and growth will feel more like work than a journey. I try to create an atmosphere tailored to your specific needs and desires. Whether you're seeking a guide, a teacher, or an instructor; I can fill that role and ensure you feel comfortable enough to ask for a change of pace. Seeking therapy can feel like an intimidating ordeal, my aim is to make it a tranquil yet invigorating hike through nature.
Welcome to my Psychology Today profile. My name is Dan. My approach to therapy is eclectic, but what I believe is most important is the therapeutic relationship. If you don't feel comfortable and relaxed, your healing and growth will feel more like work than a journey. I try to create an atmosphere tailored to your specific needs and desires. Whether you're seeking a guide, a teacher, or an instructor; I can fill that role and ensure you feel comfortable enough to ask for a change of pace. Seeking therapy can feel like an intimidating ordeal, my aim is to make it a tranquil yet invigorating hike through nature.
(262) 885-4089 View (262) 885-4089

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Number of Therapists in Dane County, WI

700+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Dane County, WI who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Self Esteem
64% Stress
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% BlueCross and BlueShield
51% Other
51% Quartz

How Therapists in Dane County, WI see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dane County?

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.