Therapists in Walnut Grove, Madison, WI

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Emily Mertens
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Walnut Grove, Madison, WI 53717  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
No Current Availability- telehealth. I am open to understanding your situation wherever you are on life’s journey. I support individuals and businesses in finding the health that they are looking for in their lives. I work with individuals through many of life’s struggles, especially issues around low self-esteem, anxiety, phobias (through EFT) and depression. My specialized training in Pragmatic Experiential therapy allows me to work with individuals on improving their relationships. I have a special interest in helping people determine if they are able to get their relationship to the level of health that they need.
No Current Availability- telehealth. I am open to understanding your situation wherever you are on life’s journey. I support individuals and businesses in finding the health that they are looking for in their lives. I work with individuals through many of life’s struggles, especially issues around low self-esteem, anxiety, phobias (through EFT) and depression. My specialized training in Pragmatic Experiential therapy allows me to work with individuals on improving their relationships. I have a special interest in helping people determine if they are able to get their relationship to the level of health that they need.
(608) 557-5318 View (608) 557-5318
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Ted Izydor
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC, ICS, MBA
Verified Verified
Walnut Grove, Madison, WI 53717
Ted Izydor specializes in addiction and mental health counseling. His unique counseling approach blends his extensive education with his 25 years of experience as a licensed mental health and addiction counselor. His coaching/counseling sessions strive to provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment so that people can be themselves and achieve the success they so deserve in their lives. Ted has an easy going and relaxed approach and views everyone as having unique strengths and a success mechanism within.
Ted Izydor specializes in addiction and mental health counseling. His unique counseling approach blends his extensive education with his 25 years of experience as a licensed mental health and addiction counselor. His coaching/counseling sessions strive to provide a safe, supportive and confidential environment so that people can be themselves and achieve the success they so deserve in their lives. Ted has an easy going and relaxed approach and views everyone as having unique strengths and a success mechanism within.
(608) 472-2428 View (608) 472-2428
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Andrea Vogel Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Walnut Grove, Madison, WI 53717
My clinical focus addresses the needs of people of all ages experiencing eating disorders, depression, anxiety and self harm/NSSI representing diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I work in tandem with my clients toward an enhanced understanding of the ways in which our constructions of experience impact the way we think and feel and our subsequent actions and behaviors.
My clinical focus addresses the needs of people of all ages experiencing eating disorders, depression, anxiety and self harm/NSSI representing diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I work in tandem with my clients toward an enhanced understanding of the ways in which our constructions of experience impact the way we think and feel and our subsequent actions and behaviors.
(608) 729-4072 View (608) 729-4072
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James F McGloin Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Walnut Grove, Madison, WI 53717
I have practiced psychotherapy since 1971, with a special interest in the emotional and relationship problems of adults and couples. I work with adults in acute distress as well as those with persisting difficulties that interfere with effective functioning and the full enjoyment of adult life. I ESPECIALLY WORK WITH COUPLES WHO ARE UNHAPPY IN THEIR MARRIAGE. In my view, emotionally committed relationships tend to be A HOTBED FOR REACTIVATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS from the past that can produce unexpected misery.
I have practiced psychotherapy since 1971, with a special interest in the emotional and relationship problems of adults and couples. I work with adults in acute distress as well as those with persisting difficulties that interfere with effective functioning and the full enjoyment of adult life. I ESPECIALLY WORK WITH COUPLES WHO ARE UNHAPPY IN THEIR MARRIAGE. In my view, emotionally committed relationships tend to be A HOTBED FOR REACTIVATION OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS from the past that can produce unexpected misery.
(608) 247-5018 View (608) 247-5018
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Nina Pernecke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Walnut Grove, Madison, WI 53717  (Online Only)
Are you ready for peace? A hallmark of my work is the quickness of the process. What is possible for you? Discover your unshakable core, replacing anxiety, depression and self criticism. Practicing in IL and in WI, and coaching globally, I work with adults who experience panic, esteem, boundary, life, relationship, or performance challenges. Together, we discover how your experience impacts you and to turn it around through the use of powerful methods, which can include hypnosis therapy, and traditional counseling. These methods are also helpful with college students and in my Peaceful Power(tm) Program.
Are you ready for peace? A hallmark of my work is the quickness of the process. What is possible for you? Discover your unshakable core, replacing anxiety, depression and self criticism. Practicing in IL and in WI, and coaching globally, I work with adults who experience panic, esteem, boundary, life, relationship, or performance challenges. Together, we discover how your experience impacts you and to turn it around through the use of powerful methods, which can include hypnosis therapy, and traditional counseling. These methods are also helpful with college students and in my Peaceful Power(tm) Program.
(312) 626-3871 View (312) 626-3871
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Sheri Nagel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Walnut Grove, Madison, WI 53717
Sheri Nagel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2012. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Human Services and English Literature from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and a graduate degree in Education and Professional Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Life can bring challenges that affect us psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Sheri is committed to understanding every person's unique perceptions, feelings, and beliefs, while recognizing and respecting people for where they are on their journey.
Sheri Nagel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2012. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Human Services and English Literature from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and a graduate degree in Education and Professional Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Life can bring challenges that affect us psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Sheri is committed to understanding every person's unique perceptions, feelings, and beliefs, while recognizing and respecting people for where they are on their journey.
(608) 360-9491 View (608) 360-9491
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Dan Neumann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Walnut Grove, Madison, WI 53717  (Online Only)
I help people who are experiencing excessive anxiety, whether it’s panic attacks, unrelenting worries, incapacitating phobias, etc, or unwanted obsessive thoughts & compulsions (OCD), learn to overcome feelings of hopelessness, frustration, shame and loneliness so that they can live a rich and meaningful life without feeling judged or unsupported. Therapy is provided exclusively via teletherapy for adults (18+). I am also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work.
I help people who are experiencing excessive anxiety, whether it’s panic attacks, unrelenting worries, incapacitating phobias, etc, or unwanted obsessive thoughts & compulsions (OCD), learn to overcome feelings of hopelessness, frustration, shame and loneliness so that they can live a rich and meaningful life without feeling judged or unsupported. Therapy is provided exclusively via teletherapy for adults (18+). I am also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work.
(651) 565-9827 View (651) 565-9827
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Dr. Shannon Patterson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walnut Grove, Madison, WI 53717
Not accepting new clients
Is your (or your loved one's) relationship with food and body getting in the way of living life? Do you wish that these concerns took up less "mental real estate" in your brain? Are health concerns making it difficult to relax? I am a weight-inclusive psychologist who is passionate about helping individuals and families with eating and body image challenges, anxiety, and health concerns. In addition to offering support with life transitions and adjustment, I provide evidence-based Eating Disorder treatment and Health Psychology services.
Is your (or your loved one's) relationship with food and body getting in the way of living life? Do you wish that these concerns took up less "mental real estate" in your brain? Are health concerns making it difficult to relax? I am a weight-inclusive psychologist who is passionate about helping individuals and families with eating and body image challenges, anxiety, and health concerns. In addition to offering support with life transitions and adjustment, I provide evidence-based Eating Disorder treatment and Health Psychology services.
(608) 924-5109 View (608) 924-5109
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Haven M McClure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Walnut Grove, Madison, WI 53717
Does your life feels unsettled because of changes in your job or home, a relationship ending, loss of a loved one. uncertain times, or another difficult transition? Are past traumas haunting you? Do you walk on eggshells because people around you insist that you should be someone other than who you are? Do you feel overwhelmed by the events of the last several years? These have been difficult years, and the ground we walk on feels unsteady for many people.
Does your life feels unsettled because of changes in your job or home, a relationship ending, loss of a loved one. uncertain times, or another difficult transition? Are past traumas haunting you? Do you walk on eggshells because people around you insist that you should be someone other than who you are? Do you feel overwhelmed by the events of the last several years? These have been difficult years, and the ground we walk on feels unsteady for many people.
(608) 399-2519 View (608) 399-2519
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Regina Penn, owner of Penn Psychotherapy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Walnut Grove, Madison, WI 53717
Greetings! I specialize in getting you to specialize in you! I work from a client-oriented perspective. I can easily adapt and help you to work on everything from developing a safety plan to creating a self-love/self-care plan to developing healthy coping mechanisms to career counseling. I am here to help:)
Greetings! I specialize in getting you to specialize in you! I work from a client-oriented perspective. I can easily adapt and help you to work on everything from developing a safety plan to creating a self-love/self-care plan to developing healthy coping mechanisms to career counseling. I am here to help:)
(414) 667-7575 View (414) 667-7575
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Jessica Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC, ICS, SEP-IT
Verified Verified
Walnut Grove, Madison, WI 53717  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Jessica! I’m taking new clients for August. I'm a somatic-oriented therapist in Madison, WI with over 18 years of experience. My primary specialties are anxiety, panic and trauma as well as supporting those who identify difficulties with relationships, communication, self-esteem, boundaries and identity. Other focus areas: life transitions, secondary trauma, parenting, ADHD, chronic stress and burn out, chronic pain and autoimmunity. I have a special interest in working with young adults, women, BIPOC, immigrants of color, LGBTQIA+ as well as highly sensitive, intuitive and/or creative people.
Hi I'm Jessica! I’m taking new clients for August. I'm a somatic-oriented therapist in Madison, WI with over 18 years of experience. My primary specialties are anxiety, panic and trauma as well as supporting those who identify difficulties with relationships, communication, self-esteem, boundaries and identity. Other focus areas: life transitions, secondary trauma, parenting, ADHD, chronic stress and burn out, chronic pain and autoimmunity. I have a special interest in working with young adults, women, BIPOC, immigrants of color, LGBTQIA+ as well as highly sensitive, intuitive and/or creative people.
(608) 938-8567 View (608) 938-8567

Online Therapists

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Megan O'Brien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Megan partners with her clients to nurture healing, growth and resiliency. In every instance, she will take her time ascertaining how to evoke her clients' strengths, helping them effectively mobilize their own capabilities. In this way, every person she works with ends up with practiced skill sets of their own to take with them after therapy has concluded. Working skillfully with families, adults, teens and children, Megan sees clients individually, offers parent skills training, couples therapy and supports family systems in crisis.
Megan partners with her clients to nurture healing, growth and resiliency. In every instance, she will take her time ascertaining how to evoke her clients' strengths, helping them effectively mobilize their own capabilities. In this way, every person she works with ends up with practiced skill sets of their own to take with them after therapy has concluded. Working skillfully with families, adults, teens and children, Megan sees clients individually, offers parent skills training, couples therapy and supports family systems in crisis.
(608) 975-5240 View (608) 975-5240
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Sarah Shermo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53718
We each hold a narrative inside of our struggles, our pain, our triumphs, our goals and our dreams. I am honored to be able to help you navigate through yours. Through collaborative work we can identify where you are at in your life journey and where you want to go, whether it is substance use, mental health concerns, trauma, life transitions or other needs. My passion is to help others gain personal insight, inner peace and awareness to promote lasting change.
We each hold a narrative inside of our struggles, our pain, our triumphs, our goals and our dreams. I am honored to be able to help you navigate through yours. Through collaborative work we can identify where you are at in your life journey and where you want to go, whether it is substance use, mental health concerns, trauma, life transitions or other needs. My passion is to help others gain personal insight, inner peace and awareness to promote lasting change.
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Deseree Nehrkorn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53718
Deseree Nehrkorn is a Licensed Professional Counselor in WI. She received her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and her Bachelor's in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Deseree creates a safe, inclusive space free from judgment or shame to provide quality, strength based treatment. She effectively collaborates with clients to identify their specific goals to empower each person to live their best life.
Deseree Nehrkorn is a Licensed Professional Counselor in WI. She received her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and her Bachelor's in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Deseree creates a safe, inclusive space free from judgment or shame to provide quality, strength based treatment. She effectively collaborates with clients to identify their specific goals to empower each person to live their best life.
(608) 597-6335 View (608) 597-6335
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Alexandra Dorn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53715
I am experienced in treating a variety of mental-health-related concerns amongst adults of various ages and offer therapy to couples. I strive to always provide an open, accepting and honest environment that allows you the ability to embrace vulnerabilities in an effort to generate change. With newfound insight, you will have ability to navigate current and future obstacles successfully, and live a self-congruent and fulfilling life. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with disordered eating, substance use, and trauma-related experiences that may be negatively impacting current well-being.
I am experienced in treating a variety of mental-health-related concerns amongst adults of various ages and offer therapy to couples. I strive to always provide an open, accepting and honest environment that allows you the ability to embrace vulnerabilities in an effort to generate change. With newfound insight, you will have ability to navigate current and future obstacles successfully, and live a self-congruent and fulfilling life. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with disordered eating, substance use, and trauma-related experiences that may be negatively impacting current well-being.
(715) 322-3133 View (715) 322-3133
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Emily Kay Schill
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53703
I believe that everyone is unique, and that this uniqueness should be celebrated and used as a tool for growth and healing. I employ a person-centered and trauma-informed approach as it encourages the client to be in charge of the therapeutic process. I describe it as I'm holding the flashlight so you can find the right path. I look forward to meeting you and going on this journey together!
I believe that everyone is unique, and that this uniqueness should be celebrated and used as a tool for growth and healing. I employ a person-centered and trauma-informed approach as it encourages the client to be in charge of the therapeutic process. I describe it as I'm holding the flashlight so you can find the right path. I look forward to meeting you and going on this journey together!
(608) 650-6372 View (608) 650-6372
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Anne-Marie Makongho
Counselor, MSE, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53711
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
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Tim Strait
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53704  (Online Only)
The scope of my work is primarily (but not exclusively) focused on meeting the unique mental and behavioral health needs of men 15 years of age and older. Each person's story and goals are unique, and so I am comfortable moving between classic and more recent evidence-based techniques to assist clients. I use an integrative approach. That means I do not limit myself to specific theories or therapeutic techniques. Instead, I work with each client to find an approach that makes the most sense for them.
The scope of my work is primarily (but not exclusively) focused on meeting the unique mental and behavioral health needs of men 15 years of age and older. Each person's story and goals are unique, and so I am comfortable moving between classic and more recent evidence-based techniques to assist clients. I use an integrative approach. That means I do not limit myself to specific theories or therapeutic techniques. Instead, I work with each client to find an approach that makes the most sense for them.
(608) 420-5881 View (608) 420-5881
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Heather Abercrombie
Psychologist, PhD, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Recently opened practice by a retired UW-Madison psychologist. Are you looking to enhance resilience and joy while reducing suffering related to adversities and mental health concerns? Individual therapy can enhance vitality, courage, and purpose in life while also uncovering and alleviating causes of internal suffering. My integrative approach is grounded in 20+ years of experience leading neuroscientific research and providing psychotherapy for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related concerns. I also specialize in addressing concerns stemming from marginalization, disempowerment, and interpersonal, parenting, and/or peripartum issues.
Recently opened practice by a retired UW-Madison psychologist. Are you looking to enhance resilience and joy while reducing suffering related to adversities and mental health concerns? Individual therapy can enhance vitality, courage, and purpose in life while also uncovering and alleviating causes of internal suffering. My integrative approach is grounded in 20+ years of experience leading neuroscientific research and providing psychotherapy for mood, anxiety, and trauma-related concerns. I also specialize in addressing concerns stemming from marginalization, disempowerment, and interpersonal, parenting, and/or peripartum issues.
(608) 602-7025 View (608) 602-7025
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Dr. Lindsay McCary
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53713
I work with autistic individuals and their families as well families who are concerned their child may have autism. Our Illinois location specializes in early diagnostic evaluations for children 14 months to 5 years. In Madison, WI we support diagnostic services for children 14 months to 16 years. Individual, group, and family mental health services in both locations span up to 26 years of age.
I work with autistic individuals and their families as well families who are concerned their child may have autism. Our Illinois location specializes in early diagnostic evaluations for children 14 months to 5 years. In Madison, WI we support diagnostic services for children 14 months to 16 years. Individual, group, and family mental health services in both locations span up to 26 years of age.
(608) 680-2722 View (608) 680-2722

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Walnut Grove, Madison, WI

10+

Average cost per session

$157

Therapists in Walnut Grove, Madison, WI who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
64% Grief
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
64% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Quartz
57% BlueCross and BlueShield
43% Aetna

How Therapists in Walnut Grove, Madison, WI see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
36% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Walnut Grove, 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.