Therapists in Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI

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Lindsey Hoff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Lindsey at Rhiza Counseling. I love providing a space for folks navigating all kinds of issues in life. I specialize in treating trauma, eating disorders, and the LGBTQIA+ community. I also enjoy working with self-worth and compassion. Many of my clients come to see me because they are unhappy about some aspect of themselves and I get to greet them with unconditional support to work through internal struggles. Often our goals are focused around living more authentically, knowing our emotions and reactions, and creating a space for happiness in this chaotic world we exist in.
Hi there! I'm Lindsey at Rhiza Counseling. I love providing a space for folks navigating all kinds of issues in life. I specialize in treating trauma, eating disorders, and the LGBTQIA+ community. I also enjoy working with self-worth and compassion. Many of my clients come to see me because they are unhappy about some aspect of themselves and I get to greet them with unconditional support to work through internal struggles. Often our goals are focused around living more authentically, knowing our emotions and reactions, and creating a space for happiness in this chaotic world we exist in.
(608) 523-9651 View (608) 523-9651
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Elizabeth Schreiber
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
I believe therapy is a collaborative process in which we will work together to determine your goals and then achieve them. Because I work both cognitive-behaviorally and psychodynamically, I am able to work with you on two different, but both very important levels depending on your goals. On one level, I can help you simply feel better and improve your coping skills. And on another level, and to the extent to which you are interested in doing so, I can help you understand the deeper roots of your symptoms and life patterns.
I believe therapy is a collaborative process in which we will work together to determine your goals and then achieve them. Because I work both cognitive-behaviorally and psychodynamically, I am able to work with you on two different, but both very important levels depending on your goals. On one level, I can help you simply feel better and improve your coping skills. And on another level, and to the extent to which you are interested in doing so, I can help you understand the deeper roots of your symptoms and life patterns.
(608) 531-8728 View (608) 531-8728
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William Hutter
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with persons of all ages, on a variety of topics. My work includes individual, couples, consensual/ethical non-monogamous relationships and families. I am part of the queer community and work extensively with issues involving the LGBTQ+ community. Another area of interest in my work has been with perpetrators of sexual abuse/assault and persons struggling with sexual/sexuality and gender issues. I have lived abroad and enjoy working with persons from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds now residing in the US.
I enjoy working with persons of all ages, on a variety of topics. My work includes individual, couples, consensual/ethical non-monogamous relationships and families. I am part of the queer community and work extensively with issues involving the LGBTQ+ community. Another area of interest in my work has been with perpetrators of sexual abuse/assault and persons struggling with sexual/sexuality and gender issues. I have lived abroad and enjoy working with persons from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds now residing in the US.
(608) 567-3509 View (608) 567-3509
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Susan Knoedel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MA
Verified
Carpenter-Ridgeway, 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
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Jon Baskin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
You don’t understand why you feel this way. You’ve worked so hard to get here, but it feels different from what you had hoped for. On the surface things are going well, but you still feel dissatisfied, empty, distant, and disconnected. Parts of you stay hidden and it is exhausting for you to keep it that way. You feel like connecting and understanding will help you through this, but another part of you is terrified of getting what you want and need. You’ve tried other therapists and perhaps medication, too. Things feel a bit better for a little while, but you always come back to this. You want deeper, lasting change.
You don’t understand why you feel this way. You’ve worked so hard to get here, but it feels different from what you had hoped for. On the surface things are going well, but you still feel dissatisfied, empty, distant, and disconnected. Parts of you stay hidden and it is exhausting for you to keep it that way. You feel like connecting and understanding will help you through this, but another part of you is terrified of getting what you want and need. You’ve tried other therapists and perhaps medication, too. Things feel a bit better for a little while, but you always come back to this. You want deeper, lasting change.
(505) 405-2156 View (505) 405-2156
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Merija Eisen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
Not accepting new clients
The confusion that comes with anxiety, depression, or conflicted relationships can make any person feels as if they are stumbling in the dark, unable to remember positive experiences such as simple happiness, curiosity, and fulfillment. Effective psychotherapy is like "turning on the lights" of awareness, allowing us to recover internal clarity, healthy connection with others, and meaningful sense of direction.
The confusion that comes with anxiety, depression, or conflicted relationships can make any person feels as if they are stumbling in the dark, unable to remember positive experiences such as simple happiness, curiosity, and fulfillment. Effective psychotherapy is like "turning on the lights" of awareness, allowing us to recover internal clarity, healthy connection with others, and meaningful sense of direction.
(608) 473-3192 View (608) 473-3192
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Nicolle Levy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
I see therapy as a collaborative process, where the client takes the 'expert seat'. No one knows you better than yourself. My role is to offer my knowledge when and where appropriate to help you gain insight into your concerns and facilitate the growth or change desired. I try to create a relaxed and non-judgmental environment for my clients. My approach is client-centered and strength based. I treat a wide range of concerns, which include depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, adult survivors of child abuse, eating disorders/body image, relationship concerns, family of origin issues, and grief and loss.
I see therapy as a collaborative process, where the client takes the 'expert seat'. No one knows you better than yourself. My role is to offer my knowledge when and where appropriate to help you gain insight into your concerns and facilitate the growth or change desired. I try to create a relaxed and non-judgmental environment for my clients. My approach is client-centered and strength based. I treat a wide range of concerns, which include depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, adult survivors of child abuse, eating disorders/body image, relationship concerns, family of origin issues, and grief and loss.
(608) 208-1535 View (608) 208-1535
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Stacey Dulin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
Are you looking for help with life's challenges? Do you strive for inner peace and happiness? I can help you through these difficult times and assist you with making important decisions you may be facing. We will work together to come up with individualized solutions to help you overcome your obstacles so you can be your authentic self. I want to provide you with a safe, supportive environment, and want you to feel comfortable, so I often incorporate relaxation exercises into sessions. I am experienced in providing a wide variety of therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families.
Are you looking for help with life's challenges? Do you strive for inner peace and happiness? I can help you through these difficult times and assist you with making important decisions you may be facing. We will work together to come up with individualized solutions to help you overcome your obstacles so you can be your authentic self. I want to provide you with a safe, supportive environment, and want you to feel comfortable, so I often incorporate relaxation exercises into sessions. I am experienced in providing a wide variety of therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families.
(608) 807-2399 View (608) 807-2399
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Amanda Lightner
Art Therapist, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
My approach emphasizes the confluence of counseling & art therapy. I am a Board Certified Art Therapist & Licensed Professional Counselor with professional experience working with people of all ages in community mental health agencies, psychiatric hospitals & rehabilitation settings.
My approach emphasizes the confluence of counseling & art therapy. I am a Board Certified Art Therapist & Licensed Professional Counselor with professional experience working with people of all ages in community mental health agencies, psychiatric hospitals & rehabilitation settings.
(608) 305-8197 View (608) 305-8197
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Moontree Psychotherapy Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DARTT
Verified
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
It is my belief that we all have tremendous capacity to heal and to change our lives for the better. When people choose therapy, they deserve someone who will listen with a fully present, compassionate, and nonjudgemental viewfinder. People also deserve someone who will provide a safe, kind and sacred space. It is my steadfast commitment to meet you where you are at and help you navigate through life's challenges. You may be living with your own or others' mental illness and/or addiction, dealing with losses and unexpected transitions, feeling overwhelmed, and/or tired of feeling stuck.
It is my belief that we all have tremendous capacity to heal and to change our lives for the better. When people choose therapy, they deserve someone who will listen with a fully present, compassionate, and nonjudgemental viewfinder. People also deserve someone who will provide a safe, kind and sacred space. It is my steadfast commitment to meet you where you are at and help you navigate through life's challenges. You may be living with your own or others' mental illness and/or addiction, dealing with losses and unexpected transitions, feeling overwhelmed, and/or tired of feeling stuck.
(608) 260-7144 View (608) 260-7144
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Megan Duckles
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
We all face challenges in our lives. Sometimes we get through them easily and sometimes we get stuck. Sometimes the thoughts of past challenges stick with us and influence our day-to-day activities. I believe that it can be helpful to talk through these thoughts and situations to gain clarity and decide how you want to move forward. I see my role as being a supportive, non-judgmental, safe place to explore your concerns. Everyone's needs are different, but I can help you make plans for changes in your behaviors or to find a new way of thinking about difficulties.
We all face challenges in our lives. Sometimes we get through them easily and sometimes we get stuck. Sometimes the thoughts of past challenges stick with us and influence our day-to-day activities. I believe that it can be helpful to talk through these thoughts and situations to gain clarity and decide how you want to move forward. I see my role as being a supportive, non-judgmental, safe place to explore your concerns. Everyone's needs are different, but I can help you make plans for changes in your behaviors or to find a new way of thinking about difficulties.
(608) 713-6459 View (608) 713-6459
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Jean Daute
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC, MAC, ICS
Verified
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
Not accepting new clients
Individuals looking for counseling are often struggling with issues that have developed over time. Often, these issues can be caused by painful relationships, work environments, family problems, traumatic events, health issues, alcohol or drug addiction as well as being an affected family member or friend, loss of loved ones or simply feeling stuck in an unsatisfactory place in life. My focus is to carefully listen and understand the issues that you want to address and then focus on helping you to utilize your strengths, abilities, and skills to find a sense of empowerment in your life.
Individuals looking for counseling are often struggling with issues that have developed over time. Often, these issues can be caused by painful relationships, work environments, family problems, traumatic events, health issues, alcohol or drug addiction as well as being an affected family member or friend, loss of loved ones or simply feeling stuck in an unsatisfactory place in life. My focus is to carefully listen and understand the issues that you want to address and then focus on helping you to utilize your strengths, abilities, and skills to find a sense of empowerment in your life.
(608) 440-8241 View (608) 440-8241
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Meshel Lewinski Langford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
What keeps you from being truly happy? Together we will work on a plan to help your deepest dreams come true. I provide a supportive environment of warmth, humor, creativity and respect. Together we will explore, with curiosity, and without judgement.
What keeps you from being truly happy? Together we will work on a plan to help your deepest dreams come true. I provide a supportive environment of warmth, humor, creativity and respect. Together we will explore, with curiosity, and without judgement.
(608) 200-2105 View (608) 200-2105
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Rainbow Marifrog, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
Trained as a somatic & transpersonal psychotherapist, my work is rooted in the development and application of transformational techniques for healing and growth. Clients often report experiencing significant personal breakthroughs around life-long challenges. Finding acceptance for where we are and what we're dealing with in life opens the door to creating the life we want and know is possible.
Trained as a somatic & transpersonal psychotherapist, my work is rooted in the development and application of transformational techniques for healing and growth. Clients often report experiencing significant personal breakthroughs around life-long challenges. Finding acceptance for where we are and what we're dealing with in life opens the door to creating the life we want and know is possible.
(608) 888-0186 View (608) 888-0186
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Christine Foskett
Psychologist, RN, PsyD, Jungian, Analyst
Verified
Carpenter-Ridgeway, 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
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Laura B. W. Cleavland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
Waitlist for new clients
I offer an authentic and compassionate presence for all of my clients. I am welcoming, and genuinely interested in understanding my clients so that I can support them to find alignment in their life. I view therapy as an aid in your self-exploration and understanding, and prioritize developing a trusting relationship with my clients in order to be most effective in our work together. I provide therapy for young adults, adults, and couples. My specialties include: life transitions, relationship issues, mindfulness, personal identity, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and family dynamics.
I offer an authentic and compassionate presence for all of my clients. I am welcoming, and genuinely interested in understanding my clients so that I can support them to find alignment in their life. I view therapy as an aid in your self-exploration and understanding, and prioritize developing a trusting relationship with my clients in order to be most effective in our work together. I provide therapy for young adults, adults, and couples. My specialties include: life transitions, relationship issues, mindfulness, personal identity, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and family dynamics.
(414) 395-8980 View (414) 395-8980
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Audrey Thompson Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
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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Maggie Dollahan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
Hello, I'm Maggie Dollahan! As a psychotherapist with LifeStance Health, I embrace a compassionate and inclusive approach. I believe that clients are not problems to be fixed, but rather human beings deserving of self-understanding and support from their communities. In practice I draw from a wide range of approaches, employing techniques from Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based approaches, and the feminist perspective.
Hello, I'm Maggie Dollahan! As a psychotherapist with LifeStance Health, I embrace a compassionate and inclusive approach. I believe that clients are not problems to be fixed, but rather human beings deserving of self-understanding and support from their communities. In practice I draw from a wide range of approaches, employing techniques from Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based approaches, and the feminist perspective.
(608) 909-6482 View (608) 909-6482
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Jennifer J Sluga
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, SAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
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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Hilary Flynn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT, Intern
Verified
Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI 53704
If you find yourself trapped in a cycle of stress, grief, burnout, or anxiety, therapy can provide a safe place to untangle and process your feelings. Maybe you are struggling to connect authentically with others, or maybe you're hoping to find a deeper sense of purpose, balance, or alignment. Maybe you just need someone to talk to. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, families, and expanded relationship systems to improve communication, rebuild trust and intimacy, and foster resilience.
If you find yourself trapped in a cycle of stress, grief, burnout, or anxiety, therapy can provide a safe place to untangle and process your feelings. Maybe you are struggling to connect authentically with others, or maybe you're hoping to find a deeper sense of purpose, balance, or alignment. Maybe you just need someone to talk to. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, families, and expanded relationship systems to improve communication, rebuild trust and intimacy, and foster resilience.
(608) 812-8312 View (608) 812-8312

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
98% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% Relationship Issues
67% Self Esteem
67% Life Transitions
64% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% The Alliance
56% BlueCross and BlueShield
47% Other

How Therapists in Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison, WI see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Carpenter-Ridgeway, Madison?

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.