Therapists in North Prairie, WI

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Keith Stigler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
North Prairie, WI 53153
Mr. Stigler believes that building a good rapport with the patient is essential the the therapeutic alliance between the therapist and patient. Mr. Stigler specializes in individual and couples counseling, communications, conflict resolutions, anger management, physical and sexual traumas and substance abuse for the addict or alcoholic and related issues for family members. Mr. Stigler uses mostly, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution Based therapy, Trauma Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing.
Mr. Stigler believes that building a good rapport with the patient is essential the the therapeutic alliance between the therapist and patient. Mr. Stigler specializes in individual and couples counseling, communications, conflict resolutions, anger management, physical and sexual traumas and substance abuse for the addict or alcoholic and related issues for family members. Mr. Stigler uses mostly, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solution Based therapy, Trauma Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing.
(262) 400-2388 View (262) 400-2388
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Jacob Mecca-Guillien
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
North Prairie, WI 53153
Jacob Mecca-Guillien is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has earned his Master's Degree in counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He works with adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, grief, stress management, and adjustment difficulties. His goal is to help clients achieve their personal goals towards wellness and recovery in their lives. Jacob utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as other various therapeutic modalities in his approach with clients.
Jacob Mecca-Guillien is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has earned his Master's Degree in counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He works with adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, grief, stress management, and adjustment difficulties. His goal is to help clients achieve their personal goals towards wellness and recovery in their lives. Jacob utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as well as other various therapeutic modalities in his approach with clients.
(262) 624-1155 View (262) 624-1155
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Katrina Tarke-Karge
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
North Prairie, WI 53153
Katrina is a Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with 20 years experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum and other developmental disabilities. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and completed her master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Cardinal Stritch University. Katrina treats children and adolescents ages 6 to 18 as well as young adults with Autism or other cognitive and developmental disabilities.
Katrina is a Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist with 20 years experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum and other developmental disabilities. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and completed her master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Cardinal Stritch University. Katrina treats children and adolescents ages 6 to 18 as well as young adults with Autism or other cognitive and developmental disabilities.
(262) 588-4054 View (262) 588-4054
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Stephanie Coates
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
North Prairie, WI 53153
Stephanie is a licensed professional counselor and licensed substance abuse counselor who specializes in adult mental health and addictions. She works with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar and other mood disorders, personality disorders, stress-management, adjustment concerns and life transitions. As a substance abuse counselor, Stephanie works with individuals, couples, and families experiencing substance abuse, addiction, and dual diagnosis. Stephanie is able to provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in addition to various other therapeutic models.
Stephanie is a licensed professional counselor and licensed substance abuse counselor who specializes in adult mental health and addictions. She works with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, bipolar and other mood disorders, personality disorders, stress-management, adjustment concerns and life transitions. As a substance abuse counselor, Stephanie works with individuals, couples, and families experiencing substance abuse, addiction, and dual diagnosis. Stephanie is able to provide Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in addition to various other therapeutic models.
(262) 235-5476 View (262) 235-5476
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Lura Asby
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
North Prairie, WI 53153
Dr. Asby is a licensed psychologist, who practices psychology from a Christian perspective. She has provided mental health services in both inpatient and outpatient settings, for over 30 years. Dr. Asby has had training and experience with the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of psychiatric disorders. She works with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Asby's specialties include marital/family therapy, eating disorders, geriatrics and psychological testing.
Dr. Asby is a licensed psychologist, who practices psychology from a Christian perspective. She has provided mental health services in both inpatient and outpatient settings, for over 30 years. Dr. Asby has had training and experience with the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of psychiatric disorders. She works with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Asby's specialties include marital/family therapy, eating disorders, geriatrics and psychological testing.
(262) 393-4218 View (262) 393-4218
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Jules Laubenstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Prairie, WI 53153
Jules Laubenstein LMFT Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families As a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist, Jules wants to empower kids, adolescents, adults, couples and families to live their best lives. She has helped clients manage depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, marriage issues, separation and divorce and offers parent training. Through a systemic lens, Jules asks the questions that creates a clear vision of what clients really want their lives to look like. From there they explore and discover small changes could be made that could result in big transformations.
Jules Laubenstein LMFT Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families As a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist, Jules wants to empower kids, adolescents, adults, couples and families to live their best lives. She has helped clients manage depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, marriage issues, separation and divorce and offers parent training. Through a systemic lens, Jules asks the questions that creates a clear vision of what clients really want their lives to look like. From there they explore and discover small changes could be made that could result in big transformations.
(262) 332-4625 View (262) 332-4625
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Colette Feldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Prairie, WI 53153
Colette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who has been practicing since 2011. Colette graduated from Loyola University of Chicago in 2006. Colette specializes in adult mental health with individuals and groups. Colette offers a caring environment with an approach tailored to the unique needs of each client. Colette strives to help clients feel empowered to work through a wide range of issues, to achieve personal goals, and regain a new sense of hope.
Colette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who has been practicing since 2011. Colette graduated from Loyola University of Chicago in 2006. Colette specializes in adult mental health with individuals and groups. Colette offers a caring environment with an approach tailored to the unique needs of each client. Colette strives to help clients feel empowered to work through a wide range of issues, to achieve personal goals, and regain a new sense of hope.
(262) 537-5609 View (262) 537-5609
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Kimberly Schlomann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
North Prairie, WI 53153
Kim is a licensed professional counselor and clinical substance abuse counselor. She has provided services in outpatient and residential settings. She is experienced in working specifically in the areas of alcohol and drugs, codependency, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis and trauma. Kim uses components of cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational enhancement therapy to elicit change and assist clients through the stages of recovery.
Kim is a licensed professional counselor and clinical substance abuse counselor. She has provided services in outpatient and residential settings. She is experienced in working specifically in the areas of alcohol and drugs, codependency, depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis and trauma. Kim uses components of cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational enhancement therapy to elicit change and assist clients through the stages of recovery.
(262) 588-4107 View (262) 588-4107
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Laura Hempe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
North Prairie, WI 53153
Laura Hempe is a licensed professional counselor. She earned her Master's degree from Mount Mary University in 2007. She strives to meet clients where they are in their lives and help find ways to balance work, life, and relationships. She has experience working with anxiety disorders, trauma, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting issues, assertiveness training, stress management, adjustment concerns adolescents, couples and families. Laura works with clients to improve thought patterns and change negative patterns of behaviors.
Laura Hempe is a licensed professional counselor. She earned her Master's degree from Mount Mary University in 2007. She strives to meet clients where they are in their lives and help find ways to balance work, life, and relationships. She has experience working with anxiety disorders, trauma, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting issues, assertiveness training, stress management, adjustment concerns adolescents, couples and families. Laura works with clients to improve thought patterns and change negative patterns of behaviors.
(262) 228-4513 View (262) 228-4513

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Judy C Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wales, WI 53183
My ideal client is a person that is ready for change and willing to put in the work to achieve success. I have extensive experience with all types of mood disorders, substance abuse, life transitions and trauma and use a variety of approaches tailored to my clients needs and current abilities. One important part of my approach is having a goal of treating the actual underlying problem that has been causing distress, not just treating symptoms.
My ideal client is a person that is ready for change and willing to put in the work to achieve success. I have extensive experience with all types of mood disorders, substance abuse, life transitions and trauma and use a variety of approaches tailored to my clients needs and current abilities. One important part of my approach is having a goal of treating the actual underlying problem that has been causing distress, not just treating symptoms.
(262) 383-2253 View (262) 383-2253
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Melissa McWilliams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukesha, WI 53188
Nature based. Animal assisted (horses). Holistic approaches. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been a part of the LifeStriders therapeutic team since 2014. My experience and interest lies in working with individuals, families, and children with goals including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, communication skills, ADD / ADHD, self confidence, coping skills, self advocacy, impulsivity, parenting, grief, stress management, anger management, emotional awareness and regulation, and behavioral issues.
Nature based. Animal assisted (horses). Holistic approaches. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have been a part of the LifeStriders therapeutic team since 2014. My experience and interest lies in working with individuals, families, and children with goals including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, communication skills, ADD / ADHD, self confidence, coping skills, self advocacy, impulsivity, parenting, grief, stress management, anger management, emotional awareness and regulation, and behavioral issues.
(262) 218-3411 View (262) 218-3411
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Olivia Starrett
Counselor, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waukesha, WI 53188
I believe therapy is rooted in a collaborative relationship between the client and counselor. I trust with support, determination, and evidence-based counseling approaches, change is achievable in a counseling setting. My sessions will have structure whilst allowing my clients to lead their sessions. I have been trained with both classic effective skills and new innovative skills. I look forward to using my experience, knowledge, and originality to assist my clients in their mental health journey. Taking steps to begin counseling can feel overwhelming, but can also be a true testament of your bravery and self-commitment.
I believe therapy is rooted in a collaborative relationship between the client and counselor. I trust with support, determination, and evidence-based counseling approaches, change is achievable in a counseling setting. My sessions will have structure whilst allowing my clients to lead their sessions. I have been trained with both classic effective skills and new innovative skills. I look forward to using my experience, knowledge, and originality to assist my clients in their mental health journey. Taking steps to begin counseling can feel overwhelming, but can also be a true testament of your bravery and self-commitment.
(262) 592-5762 View (262) 592-5762
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Lyndsey Litwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waukesha, WI 53188  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Lyndsey and I specialize in providing online therapy for teens and young adults struggling with low self-esteem and relationship issues. At times, it can feel like your own self-doubt is getting in the way of moving forward. Like you are constantly stuck in your head, replaying a past conversation or preparing for the worst case scenario. Whether you're an adult seeking guidance through life transitions or an adolescent navigating the challenges of growing up, I can help support you in building a healthier relationship with yourself and others.
Hello! My name is Lyndsey and I specialize in providing online therapy for teens and young adults struggling with low self-esteem and relationship issues. At times, it can feel like your own self-doubt is getting in the way of moving forward. Like you are constantly stuck in your head, replaying a past conversation or preparing for the worst case scenario. Whether you're an adult seeking guidance through life transitions or an adolescent navigating the challenges of growing up, I can help support you in building a healthier relationship with yourself and others.
(262) 592-5538 View (262) 592-5538
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Erin Tenaglia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Eagle, WI 53119
As a practitioner, Erin recognizes that difficult life experiences can deeply impact a person’s emotional and physical well-being. Her goal as a guide is to hear her client’s experiences, process their journey, and help them develop a meaningful understanding of themselves.
As a practitioner, Erin recognizes that difficult life experiences can deeply impact a person’s emotional and physical well-being. Her goal as a guide is to hear her client’s experiences, process their journey, and help them develop a meaningful understanding of themselves.
(414) 348-4960 View (414) 348-4960
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Jessika Eiden
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Waukesha, WI 53188
Seeking support for anxiety, self-esteem, or life transitions? Imagine a space where your unique strengths are celebrated, healing begins with trust, and laughter is a powerful ally on your path to well-being. I'm here to be more than a counselor; I'm your partner in growth. With a person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed approach, I'll walk alongside you. Together, we'll navigate the intricacies of your journey, using warmth, genuine care, and occasional humor to build trust and ease. Let's embark on this transformative journey together. You deserve a space where healing isn't just a goal, but a reality.
Seeking support for anxiety, self-esteem, or life transitions? Imagine a space where your unique strengths are celebrated, healing begins with trust, and laughter is a powerful ally on your path to well-being. I'm here to be more than a counselor; I'm your partner in growth. With a person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed approach, I'll walk alongside you. Together, we'll navigate the intricacies of your journey, using warmth, genuine care, and occasional humor to build trust and ease. Let's embark on this transformative journey together. You deserve a space where healing isn't just a goal, but a reality.
(262) 755-2018 View (262) 755-2018
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Joy Ramme
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waukesha, WI 53186
Each individual has their own unique life experiences. Life can be challenging. Do you feel alone? Or do not feel like you have anyone supportive in life? I am here to provide support as well as guidance to help you make positive life changes and regain that purpose you seek out of life. I am a licensed professional counselor that specializes in working with adults. I am newly accepting patients that are preteens and teens. Overall, I have seven years of experience working in the behavioral health field.
Each individual has their own unique life experiences. Life can be challenging. Do you feel alone? Or do not feel like you have anyone supportive in life? I am here to provide support as well as guidance to help you make positive life changes and regain that purpose you seek out of life. I am a licensed professional counselor that specializes in working with adults. I am newly accepting patients that are preteens and teens. Overall, I have seven years of experience working in the behavioral health field.
(262) 332-4641 View (262) 332-4641
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Laura Hempe
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mukwonago, WI 53149
I am LPC and earned my Master's degree from Mount Mary University in 2007. I strive to meet clients where they are in their lives and help find ways to balance work, life, and relationships. I have experience working with anxiety disorders, trauma, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting issues, assertiveness training, stress management, adjustment concerns adolescents, couples and families. My goals are to work with clients to improve thought patterns and change negative patterns of behaviors. Teaching mindfulness and helping others to incorporate strategies for overall balance and wellness is essential. I am certified in EMDR and received my drug and alcohol certification.
I am LPC and earned my Master's degree from Mount Mary University in 2007. I strive to meet clients where they are in their lives and help find ways to balance work, life, and relationships. I have experience working with anxiety disorders, trauma, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting issues, assertiveness training, stress management, adjustment concerns adolescents, couples and families. My goals are to work with clients to improve thought patterns and change negative patterns of behaviors. Teaching mindfulness and helping others to incorporate strategies for overall balance and wellness is essential. I am certified in EMDR and received my drug and alcohol certification.
(262) 299-4450 View (262) 299-4450
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Samuel Stephen Taubenheim
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Counseling is a journey of change and self-discovery and it is not always easy to take that first step. There are not issues that are “too small” or “unimportant.” They are worth addressing because they are affecting your life. We will work together as a team to find the best solutions for your situation. I believe in beginning with the strengths you already have and building on those. We will develop coping mechanisms and strategies to help you through what is bringing you to counseling. The journey toward living the life you want begins with you taking the first step.
Counseling is a journey of change and self-discovery and it is not always easy to take that first step. There are not issues that are “too small” or “unimportant.” They are worth addressing because they are affecting your life. We will work together as a team to find the best solutions for your situation. I believe in beginning with the strengths you already have and building on those. We will develop coping mechanisms and strategies to help you through what is bringing you to counseling. The journey toward living the life you want begins with you taking the first step.
(262) 232-7886 View (262) 232-7886
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Courtney Gutantes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Courtney Gutantes is a licensed professional counselor who works with adolescents and adults ages 17 and up. Courtney earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and her master's degree from Marquette University. Following the completion of her formal training in 2016, Courtney has worked with children, adolescents, and their families across the inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings.
Courtney Gutantes is a licensed professional counselor who works with adolescents and adults ages 17 and up. Courtney earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and her master's degree from Marquette University. Following the completion of her formal training in 2016, Courtney has worked with children, adolescents, and their families across the inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings.
(262) 592-5307 View (262) 592-5307
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Venessa Farn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SASD, NCC, CTS
Verified Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188  (Online Only)
My practice centers around building relationships and learning how to take care of ourselves and others. I find that people come to therapy hoping to find someone to tell them the answers, and my goal is to help people become of aware of the answers they already have: I am not the expert, you are. My practice is based in attachment theory and trauma recovery, helping people understand the physiological and developmental processes behind their behaviors, and guiding people towards lasting change while providing a caring and compassionate place to heal.
My practice centers around building relationships and learning how to take care of ourselves and others. I find that people come to therapy hoping to find someone to tell them the answers, and my goal is to help people become of aware of the answers they already have: I am not the expert, you are. My practice is based in attachment theory and trauma recovery, helping people understand the physiological and developmental processes behind their behaviors, and guiding people towards lasting change while providing a caring and compassionate place to heal.
(920) 633-3422 View (920) 633-3422

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Number of Therapists in North Prairie, WI

< 10

Therapists in North Prairie, WI who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
78% Life Transitions
67% Relationship Issues
67% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
56% ADHD

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Humana

How Therapists in North Prairie, WI see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Prairie?

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.