Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

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Nikole Bower
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Nikole Bower, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in WI. I have 8 years of experience working in mental and behavioral health, and over 15 years working with children. I serve clients with a vast array of mental health diagnoses. I specialize with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, postpartum, and trauma related disorders. Being a mother myself, I understand the daily challenges of motherhood/ parenthood. Let’s work together to identify and take control of daily stressors and work towards developing coping skills to better support building a healthier you.
Hello, my name is Nikole Bower, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in WI. I have 8 years of experience working in mental and behavioral health, and over 15 years working with children. I serve clients with a vast array of mental health diagnoses. I specialize with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, postpartum, and trauma related disorders. Being a mother myself, I understand the daily challenges of motherhood/ parenthood. Let’s work together to identify and take control of daily stressors and work towards developing coping skills to better support building a healthier you.
(262) 537-5733 View (262) 537-5733
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Joseph G Pikalek
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53212
It's important to me that my clients feel welcome and safe enough to show up exactly as they are. I do my best to attend to my clients in a fully present and available way so that I can deeply witness, listen, and respond with clarity, non-judgment, and compassion. I believe that psychotherapy can be a powerful vehicle for self-discovery, self-acceptance, and transformation. I draw on my own experiences of joy and suffering to be with my clients in a human way. I identify as Queer and Non-Binary and have been practicing Buddhism for 20+ years.
It's important to me that my clients feel welcome and safe enough to show up exactly as they are. I do my best to attend to my clients in a fully present and available way so that I can deeply witness, listen, and respond with clarity, non-judgment, and compassion. I believe that psychotherapy can be a powerful vehicle for self-discovery, self-acceptance, and transformation. I draw on my own experiences of joy and suffering to be with my clients in a human way. I identify as Queer and Non-Binary and have been practicing Buddhism for 20+ years.
(414) 982-1440 View (414) 982-1440
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Travis Trott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202  (Online Only)
I have special interest in working with creative people (both professional and amateur artists, writers, academics, musicians, etc.); people who have experienced religious trauma; and those navigating the waters of midlife. I work with people who feel deeply and want a richer experience from their emotional lives without it overwhelming them; with those who need help living with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and PMDD; and with those who need an intentional and fiercely compassionate space to learn more about themselves, others, and the world.
I have special interest in working with creative people (both professional and amateur artists, writers, academics, musicians, etc.); people who have experienced religious trauma; and those navigating the waters of midlife. I work with people who feel deeply and want a richer experience from their emotional lives without it overwhelming them; with those who need help living with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and PMDD; and with those who need an intentional and fiercely compassionate space to learn more about themselves, others, and the world.
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Thomas A. Garland
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53203
I am a doctoral level psychotherapist that will identify your mental health problem quickly in a professional, confidential and respectful manner. I believe in working as a team with the patient to provide symptom relief in the problem areas. My approach to therapy involves helping you understand your problem so that you will feel comfortable throughout the therapeutic process. My doctoral degree is in clinical psychology. My clinic is certified by the state of Wisconsin as a Certified Mental Health Outpatient Clinic. This is your guarantee that we are doing things correctly to protect our patients.
I am a doctoral level psychotherapist that will identify your mental health problem quickly in a professional, confidential and respectful manner. I believe in working as a team with the patient to provide symptom relief in the problem areas. My approach to therapy involves helping you understand your problem so that you will feel comfortable throughout the therapeutic process. My doctoral degree is in clinical psychology. My clinic is certified by the state of Wisconsin as a Certified Mental Health Outpatient Clinic. This is your guarantee that we are doing things correctly to protect our patients.
(414) 810-2967 View (414) 810-2967
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Caitlin Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Do you find yourself anxious and worried no matter what you do? Challenges connecting in relationships? Getting stuck in negative thoughts about yourself? Feeling like your grief and pain might consume you? You may be at your limit with how anxiety, relationships, self esteem or grief are negatively impacting your life and maybe you feel powerless to change it. You might not remember a time when things felt better. One thing is for sure: you are ready for some relief. You are ready to not feel anxious all the time, to have connected relationships, feel positive about yourself and honor your grief in healthy ways.
Do you find yourself anxious and worried no matter what you do? Challenges connecting in relationships? Getting stuck in negative thoughts about yourself? Feeling like your grief and pain might consume you? You may be at your limit with how anxiety, relationships, self esteem or grief are negatively impacting your life and maybe you feel powerless to change it. You might not remember a time when things felt better. One thing is for sure: you are ready for some relief. You are ready to not feel anxious all the time, to have connected relationships, feel positive about yourself and honor your grief in healthy ways.
(414) 422-8593 View (414) 422-8593
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Amanda Lo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Do you often feel like you are just trying to survive or are barely staying afloat? Are you feeling inadequate in the spaces you occupy such as school, work, or home? Have you ever wondered if there is more to your identity than the mental health concerns that you experience? If you are reading this right now, I am proud of you for getting here. I normalize the self-doubt that you are going through. If you resonate with one of the aforementioned questions, I can partner with you to validate you and to determine the best solutions that will help you feel you can thrive despite all the challenges you may face.
Do you often feel like you are just trying to survive or are barely staying afloat? Are you feeling inadequate in the spaces you occupy such as school, work, or home? Have you ever wondered if there is more to your identity than the mental health concerns that you experience? If you are reading this right now, I am proud of you for getting here. I normalize the self-doubt that you are going through. If you resonate with one of the aforementioned questions, I can partner with you to validate you and to determine the best solutions that will help you feel you can thrive despite all the challenges you may face.
(414) 404-4139 View (414) 404-4139
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Maureen Goldblatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Maureen Goldblatt is a Licensed Therapist, Child Specialist/Family Mediator, and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in areas including separation, divorce, depression, anxiety, anger management, mood disorders, grief, and abuse, as well as dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental health concerns. She has dedicated a substantial part of her practice to working with families going through separation and divorce.
Maureen Goldblatt is a Licensed Therapist, Child Specialist/Family Mediator, and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. She has over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in areas including separation, divorce, depression, anxiety, anger management, mood disorders, grief, and abuse, as well as dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental health concerns. She has dedicated a substantial part of her practice to working with families going through separation and divorce.
(262) 588-4045 View (262) 588-4045
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Megan Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53218  (Online Only)
I am a firm believer in the power of the stories that we tell about ourselves and our experiences. Sometimes experiences like changes in relationship status, career changes, new education experiences, or entering a new phase of life can cause us to buy into a negative story narrated by our inner critic, leading to symptoms like racing thoughts, low energy, feelings of inadequacy, etc.. In sessions we will examine how past, present, and ongoing experiences shape your current story and identity. Together we will work to create a new story that includes your identified values, strengths, life goals, and accomplishments.
I am a firm believer in the power of the stories that we tell about ourselves and our experiences. Sometimes experiences like changes in relationship status, career changes, new education experiences, or entering a new phase of life can cause us to buy into a negative story narrated by our inner critic, leading to symptoms like racing thoughts, low energy, feelings of inadequacy, etc.. In sessions we will examine how past, present, and ongoing experiences shape your current story and identity. Together we will work to create a new story that includes your identified values, strengths, life goals, and accomplishments.
(262) 218-3369 View (262) 218-3369
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Garrett Wilk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53211
I am interested in the challenges and advantages of what it means to be highly sensitive or an empath. As a therapist, I am drawn to those who tend to struggle with issues like depression, life transitions/change, worry, anxiety, perfectionism, rumination, social anxiety, self-doubt, shame, and feelings of meaninglessness. I am here to help you through your challenges and provide support. My approach is to non-judgmentally understand what drives the behaviors that seem so difficult to change. I am dedicated to establishing an authentic, intentional, and trusting relationship.
I am interested in the challenges and advantages of what it means to be highly sensitive or an empath. As a therapist, I am drawn to those who tend to struggle with issues like depression, life transitions/change, worry, anxiety, perfectionism, rumination, social anxiety, self-doubt, shame, and feelings of meaninglessness. I am here to help you through your challenges and provide support. My approach is to non-judgmentally understand what drives the behaviors that seem so difficult to change. I am dedicated to establishing an authentic, intentional, and trusting relationship.
(262) 649-7576 View (262) 649-7576
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Mandie Lynn Bruyette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SAC, TIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53222  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is a struggle sometimes and even then, it can feel like it is a struggle all the time. This can lead to emotional and physical fatigue/pain resulting in a lack of motivation to have relationships with anyone and even ourselves. When we feel like the world is against us is when it is most important to reach out to someone and that is where a therapeutic relationship comes into play. The therapeutic relationship is one that you can trust, feel no judgment, find guidance, and learn to trust yourself again.
Life is a struggle sometimes and even then, it can feel like it is a struggle all the time. This can lead to emotional and physical fatigue/pain resulting in a lack of motivation to have relationships with anyone and even ourselves. When we feel like the world is against us is when it is most important to reach out to someone and that is where a therapeutic relationship comes into play. The therapeutic relationship is one that you can trust, feel no judgment, find guidance, and learn to trust yourself again.
(414) 768-3261 View (414) 768-3261
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Jennifer Stagg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53210
In my 15+ years of clinical practice I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with a variety of mental health challenges. I have given special focus to adolescents and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, and self-identity issues. I am always learning in order to increase my specialized focus on concerns related to anxiety, adoption and emerging adulthood. I enjoy working with the 10-25 year old age group but throughout my years of private practice I have worked with children as young as 5 and adults as young as 65. I hope to help clients find satisfaction in life.
In my 15+ years of clinical practice I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with a variety of mental health challenges. I have given special focus to adolescents and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, self-harm, self-esteem, and self-identity issues. I am always learning in order to increase my specialized focus on concerns related to anxiety, adoption and emerging adulthood. I enjoy working with the 10-25 year old age group but throughout my years of private practice I have worked with children as young as 5 and adults as young as 65. I hope to help clients find satisfaction in life.
(414) 455-5978 View (414) 455-5978
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Blue Willow Counseling and Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSE, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53224  (Online Only)
Alesia is accepting new clients- Lately you have been worrying about things all the time and have been frustrated because as hard as you try not to, your anxiety is right there, all the time. Or maybe you have been replaying that event in your mind, you have tried to forget. You notice you are angrier, sadder and more worried. You just want to be able to live your life instead of having this issue get in the way daily. You just need someone to listen to you without judging you. Someone to help you deal with your issues. It would be nice to enjoy the things you used to. To connect with people more than you do now. To be a better you.
Alesia is accepting new clients- Lately you have been worrying about things all the time and have been frustrated because as hard as you try not to, your anxiety is right there, all the time. Or maybe you have been replaying that event in your mind, you have tried to forget. You notice you are angrier, sadder and more worried. You just want to be able to live your life instead of having this issue get in the way daily. You just need someone to listen to you without judging you. Someone to help you deal with your issues. It would be nice to enjoy the things you used to. To connect with people more than you do now. To be a better you.
(414) 792-9268 View (414) 792-9268
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Good Life Counseling and Consulting LLC
Counselor, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53222
What specific challenges or issues are you currently facing that you would like support and guidance with?
What specific challenges or issues are you currently facing that you would like support and guidance with?
(414) 667-5831 View (414) 667-5831
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Christopher Sloan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Chris Sloan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2019. Chris has a diversity of experience and knowledge. Before earning his degree in social work, he earned his Master's in English and Literature. Chris still loves art and the humanities. His passion for understanding the communication and expression of ideas lends itself readily to the work he does now. As much as Chris love ideas, he went back to school to get his Master's in social work because he wanted to be able to help people in more practical and direct ways.
Chris Sloan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2019. Chris has a diversity of experience and knowledge. Before earning his degree in social work, he earned his Master's in English and Literature. Chris still loves art and the humanities. His passion for understanding the communication and expression of ideas lends itself readily to the work he does now. As much as Chris love ideas, he went back to school to get his Master's in social work because he wanted to be able to help people in more practical and direct ways.
(414) 296-7722 View (414) 296-7722
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Judy Lauwasser-Bruett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53224
I have 30 years experience working with individuals and couples. I specialize in couples work especially those struggling with the betrayal and hurt after any affair. I can help you build a new and stronger marriage than you ever had . I also work with couples communication i issues. I believe two good people get stuck in bad patterns and I can help you identify those patterns and help you learn new patterns and skills to create a more connected and intimate relationship.
I have 30 years experience working with individuals and couples. I specialize in couples work especially those struggling with the betrayal and hurt after any affair. I can help you build a new and stronger marriage than you ever had . I also work with couples communication i issues. I believe two good people get stuck in bad patterns and I can help you identify those patterns and help you learn new patterns and skills to create a more connected and intimate relationship.
(262) 588-4298 View (262) 588-4298
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Sarah P. La Follette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
You deserve to be happy. No matter what has happened, or where you've been. We all have troubles, and we all need a little help sometimes. I am here to help you figure things out. You hold the key to getting better. You know yourself better than anyone, but sometimes when we're close to an issue it's hard to see the bigger picture or the best solutions. We will work together in a safe, non-judgmental space.
You deserve to be happy. No matter what has happened, or where you've been. We all have troubles, and we all need a little help sometimes. I am here to help you figure things out. You hold the key to getting better. You know yourself better than anyone, but sometimes when we're close to an issue it's hard to see the bigger picture or the best solutions. We will work together in a safe, non-judgmental space.
(414) 251-1413 View (414) 251-1413
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Lanie Figueroa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53227  (Online Only)
Do want to gain deeper insight into yourself & your past experiences and start creating new patterns in your life? I am a compassionate and collaborative therapist that utilizes a holistic and integrated approach. As your therapist, I will help you process traumatic memories, learn coping skills, gain new perspective, set goals. I’ll show up as a real person, challenge you when you need it, and be genuinely invested in you and your journey. Schedule your free consultation today by sending your email inquiry.
Do want to gain deeper insight into yourself & your past experiences and start creating new patterns in your life? I am a compassionate and collaborative therapist that utilizes a holistic and integrated approach. As your therapist, I will help you process traumatic memories, learn coping skills, gain new perspective, set goals. I’ll show up as a real person, challenge you when you need it, and be genuinely invested in you and your journey. Schedule your free consultation today by sending your email inquiry.
(414) 877-8176 View (414) 877-8176
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Courtney M Lalond
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53215
My name is Courtney LaLond. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been practicing for about 5 years now. I have 4 years of experience working with children ages 5-18, along with adults with persistent mental health disorders. I work with people from young children to seniors. I am experienced in working with people with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, and other persistent mental health disorders.
My name is Courtney LaLond. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been practicing for about 5 years now. I have 4 years of experience working with children ages 5-18, along with adults with persistent mental health disorders. I work with people from young children to seniors. I am experienced in working with people with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, and other persistent mental health disorders.
(414) 240-0984 View (414) 240-0984
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Julianne Manske Rollefson
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Not accepting new clients
Has your life changed in a way that has left you feeling untethered? Loss is an inherent aspect of change — loss of comfortable routines and settings, parts of our identities, the vision of how we thought our lives would look, and relationships and people we hold dear. These losses reverberate and impact how we approach and react to all aspects of our lives, and I’m here to help you sort through which of your behaviors are serving you and offer unconditional support as you learn to leave behind those that are not. We'll work together to strengthen your self-knowledge and trust in your ability to handle whatever life brings.
Has your life changed in a way that has left you feeling untethered? Loss is an inherent aspect of change — loss of comfortable routines and settings, parts of our identities, the vision of how we thought our lives would look, and relationships and people we hold dear. These losses reverberate and impact how we approach and react to all aspects of our lives, and I’m here to help you sort through which of your behaviors are serving you and offer unconditional support as you learn to leave behind those that are not. We'll work together to strengthen your self-knowledge and trust in your ability to handle whatever life brings.
(414) 240-2217 View (414) 240-2217
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Barbara Bartlein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53225
Are you feeling a bit down lately? Struggling to find joy in your daily life or feeling stuck professionally? Let's work together to develop a strategy that can bring about the positive changes you're seeking. As a supportive and empathetic counselor, I'm here to listen and provide the resources you need.
Are you feeling a bit down lately? Struggling to find joy in your daily life or feeling stuck professionally? Let's work together to develop a strategy that can bring about the positive changes you're seeking. As a supportive and empathetic counselor, I'm here to listen and provide the resources you need.
(414) 867-2335 View (414) 867-2335

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

800+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Milwaukee, WI who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
67% Self Esteem
63% Life Transitions
62% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Milwaukee, WI see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Milwaukee?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.