Therapists in Sussex, WI

Photo of Jennifer N Lila, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sussex, WI
Jennifer N Lila
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified
Sussex, WI 53089
My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, compassion, and non-judgment. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where my patients feel comfortable exploring their thoughts and feelings, and where they can develop the skills and tools, they need to thrive Rather than just survive. I understand that each patient is individual and has individual needs. I use a person centered approach.
My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, compassion, and non-judgment. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment where my patients feel comfortable exploring their thoughts and feelings, and where they can develop the skills and tools, they need to thrive Rather than just survive. I understand that each patient is individual and has individual needs. I use a person centered approach.
(262) 218-4625 View (262) 218-4625
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Emily Brownfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sussex, WI 53089
When we take the time to nourish our soul, we increase our emotional resilience and promote overall healing which helps us through life’s many obstacles and increases our quality of life. However, often there are inside forces and outside forces that hinder nurturing our soul and this is what I support my clients with. I understand the healing process requires a leap of faith and that taking the necessary steps can be dialectically exciting and daunting. This is why I strive to embrace my clients with curiosity, empathy, and authenticity while also challenging them to take their next steps towards meaningful change.
When we take the time to nourish our soul, we increase our emotional resilience and promote overall healing which helps us through life’s many obstacles and increases our quality of life. However, often there are inside forces and outside forces that hinder nurturing our soul and this is what I support my clients with. I understand the healing process requires a leap of faith and that taking the necessary steps can be dialectically exciting and daunting. This is why I strive to embrace my clients with curiosity, empathy, and authenticity while also challenging them to take their next steps towards meaningful change.
(262) 829-7041 View (262) 829-7041
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Sonya S Trueblood
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Sussex, WI 53089
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Trueblood is a strength-based psychologist who uses cognitive behavioral and Rogerian approaches to help people see challenges as opportunities for growth. By using perspective and available internal and external resources, an individual creates a stronger self leading to healthier, happier, and more fulfilling relationships. Focus on the mind, body, and spirit are also encouraged and incorporated into treatment to facilitate a holistic approach. In working with children and adolescents, Dr. Trueblood feels giving them respect, supportive listening, additional perspective, and healthier coping skills will increase their ego-strength resulting in more positive relationships with peers, parents, and self.
Dr. Trueblood is a strength-based psychologist who uses cognitive behavioral and Rogerian approaches to help people see challenges as opportunities for growth. By using perspective and available internal and external resources, an individual creates a stronger self leading to healthier, happier, and more fulfilling relationships. Focus on the mind, body, and spirit are also encouraged and incorporated into treatment to facilitate a holistic approach. In working with children and adolescents, Dr. Trueblood feels giving them respect, supportive listening, additional perspective, and healthier coping skills will increase their ego-strength resulting in more positive relationships with peers, parents, and self.
(262) 582-4570 View (262) 582-4570
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Danielle Osborne
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Sussex, WI 53089
Hello- My name is Danielle Osborne and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin. I understand that clients need to have a positive rapport with their therapist and a safe place to talk openly about their stressors before any progress can occur. It is important for patients to have have a therapist that recognizes their strengths and provides person centered care. Patients need a supportive and empathetic therapist who can help them learn and grow.
Hello- My name is Danielle Osborne and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Wisconsin. I understand that clients need to have a positive rapport with their therapist and a safe place to talk openly about their stressors before any progress can occur. It is important for patients to have have a therapist that recognizes their strengths and provides person centered care. Patients need a supportive and empathetic therapist who can help them learn and grow.
(262) 671-2570 View (262) 671-2570
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Beth McKay
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sussex, WI 53089
We all seek a life that is fulfilling and meaningful, but sometimes during our life's journey, we can come to feel disconnected from that source of meaning. Perhaps the stress and responsibilities of life become overwhelming, and what is meaningful gets lost in the busyness. Maybe a life event occurs (trauma/illness/death/divorce/etc.) that causes us to reevaluate everything we thought to be true. Maybe our relationships or our roles in life begin to shift making us question "What now?" My honor as a therapist is to walk with you as you rekindle that connection and create a life that intentionally honors what matters most to you.
We all seek a life that is fulfilling and meaningful, but sometimes during our life's journey, we can come to feel disconnected from that source of meaning. Perhaps the stress and responsibilities of life become overwhelming, and what is meaningful gets lost in the busyness. Maybe a life event occurs (trauma/illness/death/divorce/etc.) that causes us to reevaluate everything we thought to be true. Maybe our relationships or our roles in life begin to shift making us question "What now?" My honor as a therapist is to walk with you as you rekindle that connection and create a life that intentionally honors what matters most to you.
(262) 218-4541 View (262) 218-4541
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Olivia Starrett
Counselor, LPC-IT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sussex, WI 53089
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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Photo of Vanessa Schumann, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Sussex, WI
Vanessa Schumann
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
As a dually licensed clinical therapist, my practice focuses on substance abuse and/or dual diagnosis (mental health concerns co-occurring with substance abuse). With extensive experience facilitating relapse prevention group therapy, I incorporate important topics to assist individuals with the recovery process. Some of which include identification of triggers, utilization of coping strategies, and development of relapse prevention plans. Additionally, I work with individuals who are solely seeking mental health treatment for issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, and/or stress disorders.
As a dually licensed clinical therapist, my practice focuses on substance abuse and/or dual diagnosis (mental health concerns co-occurring with substance abuse). With extensive experience facilitating relapse prevention group therapy, I incorporate important topics to assist individuals with the recovery process. Some of which include identification of triggers, utilization of coping strategies, and development of relapse prevention plans. Additionally, I work with individuals who are solely seeking mental health treatment for issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, grief, and/or stress disorders.
(262) 435-5192 View (262) 435-5192
Photo of Eric Jay Ehrke, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sussex, WI
Eric Jay Ehrke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Clients wanting to optimize their potential and willing to explore effective solutions from Western and Eastern wisdom traditions are my specialty. During my forty plus years working in psychiatric hospitals, leading residential treatment programs, teaching relationship courses for couples and presenting Mind, Body and Spirit healing seminars, helping others heal the core of their issue is my passion. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples from every orientation. Of course, the LBGT community is welcome. Respectful of every religious orientation, I love working with anyone wanting to unite their physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of their being.
Clients wanting to optimize their potential and willing to explore effective solutions from Western and Eastern wisdom traditions are my specialty. During my forty plus years working in psychiatric hospitals, leading residential treatment programs, teaching relationship courses for couples and presenting Mind, Body and Spirit healing seminars, helping others heal the core of their issue is my passion. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples from every orientation. Of course, the LBGT community is welcome. Respectful of every religious orientation, I love working with anyone wanting to unite their physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of their being.
(414) 316-6566 View (414) 316-6566
Photo of Amy Lemberger, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sussex, WI
Amy Lemberger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Brookfield, WI 53005
Not accepting new clients
Are you wondering how to improve your relationship, or if there's a way to resolve hurt feelings from the past? Your relationship is important. You have invested time and effort in hopes to feel more connected and satisfied, but sometimes those efforts result in feeling more hurt, dismissed, and angry. I can help you shift from conflict to talking through problems and understanding each other. Together we will develop personalized interventions to express what you need and resolve past hurt feelings.
Are you wondering how to improve your relationship, or if there's a way to resolve hurt feelings from the past? Your relationship is important. You have invested time and effort in hopes to feel more connected and satisfied, but sometimes those efforts result in feeling more hurt, dismissed, and angry. I can help you shift from conflict to talking through problems and understanding each other. Together we will develop personalized interventions to express what you need and resolve past hurt feelings.
(262) 205-2499 View (262) 205-2499
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Dr. David Williams
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Elm Grove, WI 53122  (Online Only)
Dr. Williams’ style of treatment is both safe and judgment free. He provides the type of environment in which individuals are assisted examining their personal experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which may be undermining their own happiness. Self-awareness leads to self-control and the freedom to make choices and decisions. He is responsive, engaged and offers feedback with the mutual goal being the improvement of your life by increasing problem-solving abilities. His goal is to assist patients with their own decision making.
Dr. Williams’ style of treatment is both safe and judgment free. He provides the type of environment in which individuals are assisted examining their personal experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which may be undermining their own happiness. Self-awareness leads to self-control and the freedom to make choices and decisions. He is responsive, engaged and offers feedback with the mutual goal being the improvement of your life by increasing problem-solving abilities. His goal is to assist patients with their own decision making.
(414) 240-4820 View (414) 240-4820
Photo of Wendy J Freitag, Psychologist in Sussex, WI
Wendy J Freitag
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Elm Grove, WI 53122
Are you ready to live the life you want? I can help tap into a hidden potential that resides within us – whether to heal trauma, gain balance and perspective in life & relationships, or assert yourself as confident and capable. I seek to empower my clients to capitalize on their strengths, improve their lives and become comfortable “in their own skin.” There is a distinct difference between “living” and just “existing.” It will be my pleasure to help you transition from a simple existence to LIVING the life you want. Equally important it is essential that you are as committed to improving your life as I am to enabling you to do so. 
Are you ready to live the life you want? I can help tap into a hidden potential that resides within us – whether to heal trauma, gain balance and perspective in life & relationships, or assert yourself as confident and capable. I seek to empower my clients to capitalize on their strengths, improve their lives and become comfortable “in their own skin.” There is a distinct difference between “living” and just “existing.” It will be my pleasure to help you transition from a simple existence to LIVING the life you want. Equally important it is essential that you are as committed to improving your life as I am to enabling you to do so. 
(414) 301-6567 View (414) 301-6567
Photo of Sue Jennings, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sussex, WI
Sue Jennings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in adult individual therapy exclusively at my private practice, Two Willows Counseling, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Among my areas of expertise are mood disorders, trauma and women's issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in adult individual therapy exclusively at my private practice, Two Willows Counseling, in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Among my areas of expertise are mood disorders, trauma and women's issues.
(414) 409-0177 View (414) 409-0177
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Jennifer Vann
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
Not accepting new clients
In therapy, I work to build a safe therapeutic environment where I can best understand a client's perspective and unique experiences. Emphasis is placed on building trust and authenticity in the therapeutic relationship. I work directly with clients to create meaningful and successful plans for progress and growth. Change is achieved through consideration of the past, while maintaining a focus on the present and working to understand how these experiences impact current concerns.
In therapy, I work to build a safe therapeutic environment where I can best understand a client's perspective and unique experiences. Emphasis is placed on building trust and authenticity in the therapeutic relationship. I work directly with clients to create meaningful and successful plans for progress and growth. Change is achieved through consideration of the past, while maintaining a focus on the present and working to understand how these experiences impact current concerns.
(262) 806-4735 View (262) 806-4735
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Kala Gattuso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53188
You are juggling many roles in your life, mom, wife, worker, housecleaner, etc. Holding all these roles is making you feel a little lost and you want a space to find yourself again. Maybe you are struggling with not being able to start or continue your family and the grief feels impossible to process. The transition into motherhood or the lack thereof creates a lot of challenges for women.
You are juggling many roles in your life, mom, wife, worker, housecleaner, etc. Holding all these roles is making you feel a little lost and you want a space to find yourself again. Maybe you are struggling with not being able to start or continue your family and the grief feels impossible to process. The transition into motherhood or the lack thereof creates a lot of challenges for women.
(262) 205-6998 View (262) 205-6998
Photo of Emily Orser, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sussex, WI
Emily Orser
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051  (Online Only)
I strive to provide a place of safety and security for those seeking emotional and mental wellness by building meaningful relationships with my clients. I enjoy working with trauma survivors while they find a new way of living with their past. I like to look at a person from a system perspective. What system (family or otherwise) did you grow up with? What does that look like now? What changes can you make in your system to create healthier boundaries and more meaningful relationships? Other experience: anxiety, depression, grief. Adults and Couples. Youth considered with family involvement (15+ preferred). I offer telehealth only.
I strive to provide a place of safety and security for those seeking emotional and mental wellness by building meaningful relationships with my clients. I enjoy working with trauma survivors while they find a new way of living with their past. I like to look at a person from a system perspective. What system (family or otherwise) did you grow up with? What does that look like now? What changes can you make in your system to create healthier boundaries and more meaningful relationships? Other experience: anxiety, depression, grief. Adults and Couples. Youth considered with family involvement (15+ preferred). I offer telehealth only.
(262) 205-6795 View (262) 205-6795
Photo of Dr. Brittney Jones, Psychologist in Sussex, WI
Dr. Brittney Jones
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Elm Grove, WI 53122  (Online Only)
I'm a Harvard and Stanford-trained psychologist who helps people with anxiety stop pushing through stress and burnout and live more. Are you so good at pushing through problems that no one notices how much you're struggling? If nothing changed, life would be just plain overwhelming...feeling lost and trapped... and suffocated. It’s miserable feeling like anxiety is taking over, interfering with relationships, work, and feeling just burned out. Enough is enough! If you’re here, you can likely relate. We'll work together to create a life you don't dread.
I'm a Harvard and Stanford-trained psychologist who helps people with anxiety stop pushing through stress and burnout and live more. Are you so good at pushing through problems that no one notices how much you're struggling? If nothing changed, life would be just plain overwhelming...feeling lost and trapped... and suffocated. It’s miserable feeling like anxiety is taking over, interfering with relationships, work, and feeling just burned out. Enough is enough! If you’re here, you can likely relate. We'll work together to create a life you don't dread.
(561) 286-4641 View (561) 286-4641
Photo of Venessa Farn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sussex, WI
Venessa Farn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, SASD, NCC, CTS
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
Photo of Lina Ott, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sussex, WI
Lina Ott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, APSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Waukesha, WI 53188
It's so easy to get wrapped up in things that we cannot control, especially when those are the things that are getting in the way of our happiness. It's important to take a step back and put all of that energy and focus into the things that are within our control. I understand what it's like to feel stuck and not know where to go next. Life is constantly changing and it can be incredibly overwhelming. The beauty about life is that many things are temporary, and with the right mindset and tools, we can create the life that we want and deserve.
It's so easy to get wrapped up in things that we cannot control, especially when those are the things that are getting in the way of our happiness. It's important to take a step back and put all of that energy and focus into the things that are within our control. I understand what it's like to feel stuck and not know where to go next. Life is constantly changing and it can be incredibly overwhelming. The beauty about life is that many things are temporary, and with the right mindset and tools, we can create the life that we want and deserve.
(262) 500-3609 View (262) 500-3609
Photo of Nicole Gies, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Sussex, WI
Nicole Gies, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Waukesha, WI 53186
Has a recent loss turned your life upside down? Losing a loved one can make you feel empty and not like yourself. Family and friends try to help, but statements like "you'll get over it' and "it is time to move on" can be hurtful and insensitive. Coping with loss is a lifetime process that is never completely overcome. Our task to help you find ways to stay connected with their essence rather than find closure. Seeking guidance from a licensed therapist can help you regain life balance at school, home, and work.
Has a recent loss turned your life upside down? Losing a loved one can make you feel empty and not like yourself. Family and friends try to help, but statements like "you'll get over it' and "it is time to move on" can be hurtful and insensitive. Coping with loss is a lifetime process that is never completely overcome. Our task to help you find ways to stay connected with their essence rather than find closure. Seeking guidance from a licensed therapist can help you regain life balance at school, home, and work.
(262) 735-8179 View (262) 735-8179
Photo of Lori R Fairbairn, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sussex, WI
Lori R Fairbairn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Life not going quite as smoothly as you hoped? Relationship not as fulfilling as it was in the early days? Struggling with past hurts and trauma? Or feeling less motivated or more anxious? My passion to explore, learn, and help others, motivates me to find the best ways to help you become a better, happier, more fulfilled you. Truly, I believe transformation and change is possible through your own self-discovery and connection with others. I combine my humor and straight forward approach with a safe and encouraging environment. Together we work on goals and a plan for you to move forward to great opportunities for change!
Life not going quite as smoothly as you hoped? Relationship not as fulfilling as it was in the early days? Struggling with past hurts and trauma? Or feeling less motivated or more anxious? My passion to explore, learn, and help others, motivates me to find the best ways to help you become a better, happier, more fulfilled you. Truly, I believe transformation and change is possible through your own self-discovery and connection with others. I combine my humor and straight forward approach with a safe and encouraging environment. Together we work on goals and a plan for you to move forward to great opportunities for change!
(262) 746-7153 View (262) 746-7153

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Number of Therapists in Sussex, WI

< 10

Therapists in Sussex, WI who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
67% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Peer Relationships
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
60% Cigna and Evernorth
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Sussex, WI see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sussex?

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.