Therapists in De Forest, WI

Photo of Amy Hoffmann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in De Forest, WI
Amy Hoffmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SAC, CCTS
Verified
4 Endorsed
De Forest, WI 53532
Feeling stressed? Whether life or trauma, I strive to help my clients regain a positive outlook, as well as rebuilding their strength and resiliency to face life’s challenges and stressors. I offer a safe environment for individuals to work through past hurts, find freedom from ongoing struggles, grow in their true self, and thrive in their lives and relationships. I will help you to develop strategies to manage life's challenges and capture your strengths and help you be empowered through personal growth and change. I am Trauma Certified and trained in several modalities, although believe that you are the expert in you.
Feeling stressed? Whether life or trauma, I strive to help my clients regain a positive outlook, as well as rebuilding their strength and resiliency to face life’s challenges and stressors. I offer a safe environment for individuals to work through past hurts, find freedom from ongoing struggles, grow in their true self, and thrive in their lives and relationships. I will help you to develop strategies to manage life's challenges and capture your strengths and help you be empowered through personal growth and change. I am Trauma Certified and trained in several modalities, although believe that you are the expert in you.
(608) 492-0658 View (608) 492-0658
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Angelina Marie Lochner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
De Forest, WI 53532
Whether you are hoping to process deep childhood trauma, manage symptoms of depression or simply find more effective ways to cope with life stressors, I offer space for many. My ideal client comes to therapy with a willingness to try new ways of thinking and being. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with a variety of concerns: depression, anxiety, persistent mental health conditions, personality concerns, relationship conflict, and women's issues. Additionally, I enjoy working alongside queer and gender non-conforming individuals, and adults navigating their later years.
Whether you are hoping to process deep childhood trauma, manage symptoms of depression or simply find more effective ways to cope with life stressors, I offer space for many. My ideal client comes to therapy with a willingness to try new ways of thinking and being. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with a variety of concerns: depression, anxiety, persistent mental health conditions, personality concerns, relationship conflict, and women's issues. Additionally, I enjoy working alongside queer and gender non-conforming individuals, and adults navigating their later years.
(608) 200-3171 View (608) 200-3171
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Kristen Emily Golat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
De Forest, WI 53532
There are many aspects of life, both past and present that offer challenges and stressors. Whether you have participated in therapy before or are coming for the first time, my goal is to offer a supportive and safe environment for you. Together we can work to implement goals and strategies to assist in overcoming stress and focus on your strengths to move forward with long lasting changes. As a therapist, I believe that the client is the expert in their own life, and look forward to finding guided solutions with you.
There are many aspects of life, both past and present that offer challenges and stressors. Whether you have participated in therapy before or are coming for the first time, my goal is to offer a supportive and safe environment for you. Together we can work to implement goals and strategies to assist in overcoming stress and focus on your strengths to move forward with long lasting changes. As a therapist, I believe that the client is the expert in their own life, and look forward to finding guided solutions with you.
(608) 879-6277 View (608) 879-6277
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S Landon Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC , NCC
Verified
De Forest, WI 53532
Congratulations on your courage to reach out for some help. Sessions are 70 minutes. The Facts: Unhappy couples wait an average of eight years before seeing a Therapist - Amazing! Individuals may crisis points or be pressured to see a Therapist! To be fair, everyone feels emotional pain at some point. Emotional pain can build slow or be an unexpected shock. I would be honored to be of help. I offer 20+ years of experience as therapist. Experience aside, I can assure you of a warm reception, a safe place to share and real solutions. I am happy to offer In Person or Virtual sessions. Come motivated - Let's improve life.
Congratulations on your courage to reach out for some help. Sessions are 70 minutes. The Facts: Unhappy couples wait an average of eight years before seeing a Therapist - Amazing! Individuals may crisis points or be pressured to see a Therapist! To be fair, everyone feels emotional pain at some point. Emotional pain can build slow or be an unexpected shock. I would be honored to be of help. I offer 20+ years of experience as therapist. Experience aside, I can assure you of a warm reception, a safe place to share and real solutions. I am happy to offer In Person or Virtual sessions. Come motivated - Let's improve life.
(608) 583-9914 View (608) 583-9914
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Amber Slabaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, APSW
Verified
De Forest, WI 53532  (Online Only)
My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions honestly and authentically. I am dedicated to your well-being and committed to helping you achieve your mental health goals. Honesty, trust, and compassion are values I bring with me into our sessions together.
My goal is to create a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions honestly and authentically. I am dedicated to your well-being and committed to helping you achieve your mental health goals. Honesty, trust, and compassion are values I bring with me into our sessions together.
(608) 889-3160 View (608) 889-3160
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Sarah Rosencrans Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, C-DBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
De Forest, WI 53532
Positive change is possible when a person is provided the tailored support needed to draw upon their own strengths and insight. There is value in knowing and treating the whole person and I focus on the diverse set of characteristics and circumstances that can both create life challenges and be better understood to overcome personal obstacles. Skill building to address mental health needs, increasing confidence and self-esteem, and creating targeted goals are primary elements of my practice. Initial Consult: https://app2.luminello.com/sarahrobinsonlcsw/form
Positive change is possible when a person is provided the tailored support needed to draw upon their own strengths and insight. There is value in knowing and treating the whole person and I focus on the diverse set of characteristics and circumstances that can both create life challenges and be better understood to overcome personal obstacles. Skill building to address mental health needs, increasing confidence and self-esteem, and creating targeted goals are primary elements of my practice. Initial Consult: https://app2.luminello.com/sarahrobinsonlcsw/form
(608) 602-7207 View (608) 602-7207
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Kelly McKinnon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified
De Forest, WI 53532
Therapy can offer more than just problem solving and emotional healing. Therapy is often about personal growth and self acceptance. As a licensed professional counselor, I can help guide you in developing the life you want and deserve. People are often fearful about entering therapy. I offer a safe, supportive and collaborative space to allow you to truly look inward. I use empathy, compassion, accountability and humor to help you reach your goals.
Therapy can offer more than just problem solving and emotional healing. Therapy is often about personal growth and self acceptance. As a licensed professional counselor, I can help guide you in developing the life you want and deserve. People are often fearful about entering therapy. I offer a safe, supportive and collaborative space to allow you to truly look inward. I use empathy, compassion, accountability and humor to help you reach your goals.
(608) 802-8037 View (608) 802-8037

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Anne-Marie Makongho
Counselor, MSE, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, burned out, struggling with your mental health, and substance use due to life transitions, relationships, peer relationships, school, parenting/co-parenting struggles, divorce, traumatic experiences, abuse, balancing work and personal life, and other stress-triggering events? I offer online and in-office therapy sessions working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a holistic approach to helping clients. Taking New CLIENTS, no waitlist.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, burned out, struggling with your mental health, and substance use due to life transitions, relationships, peer relationships, school, parenting/co-parenting struggles, divorce, traumatic experiences, abuse, balancing work and personal life, and other stress-triggering events? I offer online and in-office therapy sessions working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a holistic approach to helping clients. Taking New CLIENTS, no waitlist.
(608) 596-5862 View (608) 596-5862
Photo of Christine Foskett, Psychologist in De Forest, WI
Christine Foskett
Psychologist, RN, PsyD, Jungian, Analyst
Verified
Madison, WI 53704
I bring to my work a lifetime of experience with many different people in many different circumstances. My early life experience as a registered nurse enriches me as a psychologist and provides me with a unique perspective in navigating the path towards healing. I believe that the psyche holds within itself the power to heal, but our egos often get in the way. Through the struggles of life, we can lose contact with our own deep well of inner wisdom. My focus is on helping individuals develop the tools to re-connect with their true vital selves and restore balance.
I bring to my work a lifetime of experience with many different people in many different circumstances. My early life experience as a registered nurse enriches me as a psychologist and provides me with a unique perspective in navigating the path towards healing. I believe that the psyche holds within itself the power to heal, but our egos often get in the way. Through the struggles of life, we can lose contact with our own deep well of inner wisdom. My focus is on helping individuals develop the tools to re-connect with their true vital selves and restore balance.
(608) 709-0882 View (608) 709-0882
Photo of Willow Counseling and Therapeutic Arts Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in De Forest, WI
Willow Counseling and Therapeutic Arts Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSE, LPC
Verified
Madison, WI 53704
I am a licensed professional counselor and Kripalu yoga, dance and meditation instructor with over 20 years of experience practicing psychotherapy, experiential and movement based therapies in Wisconsin. My practice experience includes work with individuals, partners, LGBTQ+ queer folx, families and groups. Authentic, effective psychotherapy is an active science and art that involves openness, increasing our own self awareness around strengths and barriers as we walk our healing path.Please visit our website for more information
I am a licensed professional counselor and Kripalu yoga, dance and meditation instructor with over 20 years of experience practicing psychotherapy, experiential and movement based therapies in Wisconsin. My practice experience includes work with individuals, partners, LGBTQ+ queer folx, families and groups. Authentic, effective psychotherapy is an active science and art that involves openness, increasing our own self awareness around strengths and barriers as we walk our healing path.Please visit our website for more information
(608) 439-4315 View (608) 439-4315
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Karyn Paisley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Madison, WI 53704
As a creative person herself, Karyn naturally introduces creativity into her work with clients. With a strong interest in helping individuals struggling with addiction and trauma, she attends closely to each individual to discern how best to be of service. Responsive to your particular needs and sensitivities, she will adapt her approach to suit your concerns and your particular style of interacting with change. Karyn works from a client-centered approach, applying techniques based on your presenting concerns and individual needs.
As a creative person herself, Karyn naturally introduces creativity into her work with clients. With a strong interest in helping individuals struggling with addiction and trauma, she attends closely to each individual to discern how best to be of service. Responsive to your particular needs and sensitivities, she will adapt her approach to suit your concerns and your particular style of interacting with change. Karyn works from a client-centered approach, applying techniques based on your presenting concerns and individual needs.
(608) 336-3746 View (608) 336-3746
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Jennifer Wangerin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Madison, WI 53718
Jennifer has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Wisconsin-Green. She earned her master's degree in counseling at Marquette University in 2008. She has over 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, utilizing a variety of theoretical perspectives. Her passion for working with children and their families dates to her days as a pre-school teacher, followed by providing in-home care in the inner city of Milwaukee.
Jennifer has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Wisconsin-Green. She earned her master's degree in counseling at Marquette University in 2008. She has over 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families, utilizing a variety of theoretical perspectives. Her passion for working with children and their families dates to her days as a pre-school teacher, followed by providing in-home care in the inner city of Milwaukee.
(608) 440-8483 View (608) 440-8483
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Pauquette Center for Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsyD, DBT-LBC
Verified
Madison, WI 53704  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling with suicidal thoughts, self-injury, or other high risk behaviors? Do you have difficulty navigating your relationships in ways you feel good about or feel frequently misunderstood by others? Are you frequently overwhelmed by your emotions? If any of this sounds like you, Dr. Chapin and the Pauquette Center can help. We specialize in providing treatments that can help manage personal and emotional chaos and help you to feel more in control.
Have you been struggling with suicidal thoughts, self-injury, or other high risk behaviors? Do you have difficulty navigating your relationships in ways you feel good about or feel frequently misunderstood by others? Are you frequently overwhelmed by your emotions? If any of this sounds like you, Dr. Chapin and the Pauquette Center can help. We specialize in providing treatments that can help manage personal and emotional chaos and help you to feel more in control.
(608) 299-6527 View (608) 299-6527
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Marriage and Family Focus, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Madison, WI 53704
At Marriage and Family Focus we strive to provide the best therapeutic experience we can. Our therapists offer well-rounded and open-minded therapeutic approaches that are modeled to help best suit your personal needs. Please visit our website: marriageandfamilyfocus.com to learn more about us and what we can offer you!
At Marriage and Family Focus we strive to provide the best therapeutic experience we can. Our therapists offer well-rounded and open-minded therapeutic approaches that are modeled to help best suit your personal needs. Please visit our website: marriageandfamilyfocus.com to learn more about us and what we can offer you!
(608) 535-8150 View (608) 535-8150
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Susan Knoedel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA
Verified
Madison, WI 53704
From the outside you look like you've got it all handled. And yet, the toll that your sense of personal and professional responsibility takes, the cost of giving more and more of what you have less and less of lately - time, energy, emotional bandwidth - has become overwhelming. When things are hard - family crises, financial worries, new demands at work, relationship problems, caring for aging parents, launching children - you're the one people turn to. Of course they do. You're good at this. But you need a place to catch your own breath, to get support and learn how to include your own hopes and wishes in the mix of your life.
From the outside you look like you've got it all handled. And yet, the toll that your sense of personal and professional responsibility takes, the cost of giving more and more of what you have less and less of lately - time, energy, emotional bandwidth - has become overwhelming. When things are hard - family crises, financial worries, new demands at work, relationship problems, caring for aging parents, launching children - you're the one people turn to. Of course they do. You're good at this. But you need a place to catch your own breath, to get support and learn how to include your own hopes and wishes in the mix of your life.
(608) 440-9887 View (608) 440-9887
Photo of Gabi Koren, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in De Forest, WI
Gabi Koren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAC
Verified
Madison, WI 53714  (Online Only)
I am a mental health therapist that specializes in dual diagnosis therapy focusing on addiction and concerns with substance use and/ or gambling. I enjoy working with clients individually, as couples, and through group therapy. I believe my job as a therapist is to find a way for my clients to feel safe to tell their story and to explore their potential. My goal in working with individuals is to increase their capacity for self-reflection and amplify self-understanding. By focusing on holistic approaches, clients can gain insight into existing strengths and mobilize their capacity to implement positive changes in their life.
I am a mental health therapist that specializes in dual diagnosis therapy focusing on addiction and concerns with substance use and/ or gambling. I enjoy working with clients individually, as couples, and through group therapy. I believe my job as a therapist is to find a way for my clients to feel safe to tell their story and to explore their potential. My goal in working with individuals is to increase their capacity for self-reflection and amplify self-understanding. By focusing on holistic approaches, clients can gain insight into existing strengths and mobilize their capacity to implement positive changes in their life.
(844) 284-3876 View (844) 284-3876
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Mend Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CS-IT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53704  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt like your life is like a never ending marry-go-round? Or questioned your ability to weather the challenge you might currently be facing? Having one foot in the past and the other swimming in fear of what the future may hold, the present moment can feel much out of your control. Please know you are worthy of living a fulfilling life; pursing your dreams and goals — that at times, may feel unattainable. I would be honored to have the opportunity to be apart of your recovery journey to health, healing and happiness.
Have you ever felt like your life is like a never ending marry-go-round? Or questioned your ability to weather the challenge you might currently be facing? Having one foot in the past and the other swimming in fear of what the future may hold, the present moment can feel much out of your control. Please know you are worthy of living a fulfilling life; pursing your dreams and goals — that at times, may feel unattainable. I would be honored to have the opportunity to be apart of your recovery journey to health, healing and happiness.
(920) 528-5792 View (920) 528-5792
Photo of Danielle Falesnik, Licensed Professional Counselor in De Forest, WI
Danielle Falesnik
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Madison, WI 53718
Danielle Falesnik is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2011. Danielle matriculated from Mount Mary College with a MS in Art Therapy with a Concentration in Community Counseling. Danielle has been a therapist for more than 12 years. As a part of the LGBTQ community, Danielle is proud to help people navigate sexuality and gender identity concerns. Her approach centers on the goals you want to make. Danielle incorporates many types of non-traditional techniques that include art, reiki, tarot, and general metaphysical spiritual practices.
Danielle Falesnik is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2011. Danielle matriculated from Mount Mary College with a MS in Art Therapy with a Concentration in Community Counseling. Danielle has been a therapist for more than 12 years. As a part of the LGBTQ community, Danielle is proud to help people navigate sexuality and gender identity concerns. Her approach centers on the goals you want to make. Danielle incorporates many types of non-traditional techniques that include art, reiki, tarot, and general metaphysical spiritual practices.
(608) 924-5445 View (608) 924-5445
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The Family Center
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Madison, WI 53718
The Family Center is a community-based, systemic therapy outpatient mental health center and the primary training location for Edgewood College's Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program. We work both with Individuals and Relationships by providing a variety of services. We are LGBTQIA2S+ friendly and racial-justice minded. Our clients seek out services ranging from anxiety and depression, to alcohol and drug issues, to premarital/marital counseling and more. We work with people of all ages, all identities, and all issues!
The Family Center is a community-based, systemic therapy outpatient mental health center and the primary training location for Edgewood College's Marriage and Family Therapy Graduate Program. We work both with Individuals and Relationships by providing a variety of services. We are LGBTQIA2S+ friendly and racial-justice minded. Our clients seek out services ranging from anxiety and depression, to alcohol and drug issues, to premarital/marital counseling and more. We work with people of all ages, all identities, and all issues!
(608) 663-6154 View (608) 663-6154
Photo of Kristen L Vesbach, Licensed Professional Counselor in De Forest, WI
Kristen L Vesbach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Do you feel overwhelmed by the weight of the world or stuck in a pattern that is not serving you? Have you ever been told that you are too sensitive? If you are hoping to find more meaning in your life and create more of a balance I would love to help you walk through this process. Focusing on strengths, encouraging creativity, and emphasizing the brain/body connection are important factors in finding an authentic balance. "Creativity, which is the expression of our originality, helps us stay mindful that what we bring to the world is completely original and cannot be compared." -Brene Brown
Do you feel overwhelmed by the weight of the world or stuck in a pattern that is not serving you? Have you ever been told that you are too sensitive? If you are hoping to find more meaning in your life and create more of a balance I would love to help you walk through this process. Focusing on strengths, encouraging creativity, and emphasizing the brain/body connection are important factors in finding an authentic balance. "Creativity, which is the expression of our originality, helps us stay mindful that what we bring to the world is completely original and cannot be compared." -Brene Brown
(608) 420-5086 View (608) 420-5086

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Number of Therapists in De Forest, WI

< 10

Therapists in De Forest, WI who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Codependency

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Dean Health
80% Quartz
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in De Forest, WI see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in De Forest?

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.