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Rani Praizner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
I am a counselor and art therapist providing individual therapy to children, teens, and young adult women. Common concerns I address include anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief, challenges in relationships, boundaries, and parenting support. My goal is to provide a space in which individuals feel free to express their inner experiences without judgment. I meet each person where they are in their journey. As a result, my approach is affirming, culturally responsive, and individualized. I often integrate the use of traditional therapy approaches with art therapy.
I am a counselor and art therapist providing individual therapy to children, teens, and young adult women. Common concerns I address include anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief, challenges in relationships, boundaries, and parenting support. My goal is to provide a space in which individuals feel free to express their inner experiences without judgment. I meet each person where they are in their journey. As a result, my approach is affirming, culturally responsive, and individualized. I often integrate the use of traditional therapy approaches with art therapy.
(405) 352-7103 View (405) 352-7103
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Alanna Taormina
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
I take a holistic approach to therapy and address client's concerns from the perspective of their mind, body, and spirit. My role is one of a guide along the journey to wholeness. I offer illumination of integral pieces along your path and help you to integrate these pieces to become a happier, healthier, more authentic you! I truly believe that each individual can heal from emotional pain and trauma. I am competent in a variety of theoretical approaches including: Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Client centered, Humanistic, Gestalt, and CBT.
I take a holistic approach to therapy and address client's concerns from the perspective of their mind, body, and spirit. My role is one of a guide along the journey to wholeness. I offer illumination of integral pieces along your path and help you to integrate these pieces to become a happier, healthier, more authentic you! I truly believe that each individual can heal from emotional pain and trauma. I am competent in a variety of theoretical approaches including: Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Client centered, Humanistic, Gestalt, and CBT.
(405) 591-4215 View (405) 591-4215
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Tyler Dohrn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
Therapy is all about finding the tools that each person needs to succeed. I tailor my approach based on the individual and what will work best to address their needs and goals. I primarily help individuals learn how to cope with and accept difficult thoughts and emotions as they arise, without letting them get in the way of you living the life that you want. This often involves learning to be mindful and aware of our own patterns or biases so that we can respond intentionally instead of reacting automatically.
Therapy is all about finding the tools that each person needs to succeed. I tailor my approach based on the individual and what will work best to address their needs and goals. I primarily help individuals learn how to cope with and accept difficult thoughts and emotions as they arise, without letting them get in the way of you living the life that you want. This often involves learning to be mindful and aware of our own patterns or biases so that we can respond intentionally instead of reacting automatically.
(405) 454-7867 View (405) 454-7867
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Linda C Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHR, LPC
Verified Verified
Oklahoma City, OK 73170  (Online Only)
My philosophy is first and foremost to create a safe and comfortable environment for clients to share their confidential information, and to lead the dialogue that can help them understand and process difficult life experiences. The client/therapist relationship is important to healing from anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship difficulties, and connection with the therapist is often vital to success. If our connection is not a good fit, I will help you find a therapist that can be more effective in helping you reach your goals for treatment.
My philosophy is first and foremost to create a safe and comfortable environment for clients to share their confidential information, and to lead the dialogue that can help them understand and process difficult life experiences. The client/therapist relationship is important to healing from anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship difficulties, and connection with the therapist is often vital to success. If our connection is not a good fit, I will help you find a therapist that can be more effective in helping you reach your goals for treatment.
(405) 592-5025 View (405) 592-5025
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Linsey Brooke Ray
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHR, LPC
Verified Verified
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
My name is Linsey Ray and I am a Licenced Professional Counselor providing home, office, school based therapy and Telehealth services in the OKlahoma City metro area.
My name is Linsey Ray and I am a Licenced Professional Counselor providing home, office, school based therapy and Telehealth services in the OKlahoma City metro area.
(405) 646-7042 View (405) 646-7042
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Eunice Melakayil
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Oklahoma City, OK 73170  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling anxious, defeated and overwhelmed? You may be stuck, knocked down by current situations and or past traumas, and unsure of what step to take next. Maybe you are undergoing life transitions, such as grief/loss, post-partum, a big move, or even struggling with big decisions. You know you want to learn how to navigate emotions better, feel fulfilled in work and family life, and learn to take care of yourself. You are reading this so I know you are motivated to make changes and I want to give you tools to help you face whatever may come your way. This journey of life can be tough. I would love to walk it with you.
Have you been feeling anxious, defeated and overwhelmed? You may be stuck, knocked down by current situations and or past traumas, and unsure of what step to take next. Maybe you are undergoing life transitions, such as grief/loss, post-partum, a big move, or even struggling with big decisions. You know you want to learn how to navigate emotions better, feel fulfilled in work and family life, and learn to take care of yourself. You are reading this so I know you are motivated to make changes and I want to give you tools to help you face whatever may come your way. This journey of life can be tough. I would love to walk it with you.
(405) 648-8886 View (405) 648-8886
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Mona Meier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
I use an eclectic approach, combining different types of therapy to address specific problems and preferences of clients. My approach is holistic, incorporating life coaching (with client approval) in addition to addressing the concerns initially presented.
I use an eclectic approach, combining different types of therapy to address specific problems and preferences of clients. My approach is holistic, incorporating life coaching (with client approval) in addition to addressing the concerns initially presented.
(405) 546-2914 View (405) 546-2914
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Emily Paslay
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
Not accepting new clients
Do your emotions and life feel out of control? You’re living day to day trying to simply get by, juggling your relationships and responsibilities and feeling like you’re barely keeping your head above water. Your marriage might be hanging on by a thread, or you may be struggling with depression or anxiety you can’t seem to escape. Maybe you’re a trauma survivor and struggling to work through your past experiences or a first responder experiencing anxiety every time a call comes in. Things are hard right now, but you know that there’s more to life than sleepless nights and anxiety-filled days.
Do your emotions and life feel out of control? You’re living day to day trying to simply get by, juggling your relationships and responsibilities and feeling like you’re barely keeping your head above water. Your marriage might be hanging on by a thread, or you may be struggling with depression or anxiety you can’t seem to escape. Maybe you’re a trauma survivor and struggling to work through your past experiences or a first responder experiencing anxiety every time a call comes in. Things are hard right now, but you know that there’s more to life than sleepless nights and anxiety-filled days.
(405) 374-4691 View (405) 374-4691
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Rebecca Dufek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Oklahoma City, OK 73170  (Online Only)
In my practice, I feel that it is my job as a counselor to provide a nonjudgmental space for my clients. I create a warm environment and help my clients heal from their past, accept their present, and ultimately enhance their future. I enjoy working with others to help them become the best version of themselves. I assist individuals, couples, and families to deal with ongoing personal issues and family conflict. I can help you understand your feelings and help you find the tools to make more fulfilling choices in life, whether that be with work, school, friends, family, or with love.
In my practice, I feel that it is my job as a counselor to provide a nonjudgmental space for my clients. I create a warm environment and help my clients heal from their past, accept their present, and ultimately enhance their future. I enjoy working with others to help them become the best version of themselves. I assist individuals, couples, and families to deal with ongoing personal issues and family conflict. I can help you understand your feelings and help you find the tools to make more fulfilling choices in life, whether that be with work, school, friends, family, or with love.
(405) 266-5015 View (405) 266-5015
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Christine McGlashen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
Currently on a Wait List for New Clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in helping people treat their anxiety, through all adult stages of life. I have a vast knowledge of complementary health approaches to also help people who find themselves with a combination of physical health and mental health challenges. Lastly, I am certified in Perinatal Mood Disorders to help birthing parents with all aspects of the process of childbirth, from the point of trying to conceive, up to one year postpartum.
Currently on a Wait List for New Clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in helping people treat their anxiety, through all adult stages of life. I have a vast knowledge of complementary health approaches to also help people who find themselves with a combination of physical health and mental health challenges. Lastly, I am certified in Perinatal Mood Disorders to help birthing parents with all aspects of the process of childbirth, from the point of trying to conceive, up to one year postpartum.
(405) 583-7326 View (405) 583-7326
Pamela Pettigrew
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
I enjoy working with anyone who is struggling to understand themselves and their behavior. While we can not force someone else to change, changing how we react to others can often bring about change in the relationship. I see counseling as a journey. You are the driver and I am the passenger pointing out road signs. My job is not to judge but to make sure you are aware of your options and their consequences. Whether it is childhood issues, parenting skills, stress, anxiety, depression or problematic relationships, talking to an unbiased trained professional can be of great benefit.
I enjoy working with anyone who is struggling to understand themselves and their behavior. While we can not force someone else to change, changing how we react to others can often bring about change in the relationship. I see counseling as a journey. You are the driver and I am the passenger pointing out road signs. My job is not to judge but to make sure you are aware of your options and their consequences. Whether it is childhood issues, parenting skills, stress, anxiety, depression or problematic relationships, talking to an unbiased trained professional can be of great benefit.
(405) 266-4477 View (405) 266-4477
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Eclipse Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
Everyone is welcome at our practice. Our goal is to create a space where radical, creative, thoughtful, intelligent, passionate individuals like you are invited to show up as your whole authentic self, where you are seen and celebrated while also healing old wounds, strengthening self-worth and learning new coping skills. We strive to provide a catalyst for growth through a range of mental health counseling services that honor our clients as they come.
Everyone is welcome at our practice. Our goal is to create a space where radical, creative, thoughtful, intelligent, passionate individuals like you are invited to show up as your whole authentic self, where you are seen and celebrated while also healing old wounds, strengthening self-worth and learning new coping skills. We strive to provide a catalyst for growth through a range of mental health counseling services that honor our clients as they come.
(405) 927-4842 View (405) 927-4842
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REAL Liberation Coaching & Consultation Services
PhD
Verified Verified
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
Greetings, I am Dr. Seleena Smith. I recently made the decision to pivot from offering therapy to life coaching in an effort to have a greater impact on and more access to historically oppressed and underserved populations, more autonomy, and true freedom in my life. This shift led to the creation of REAL Liberation Coaching and Consultation Services (Restore, Empower, Align, and Love) and I am focused on helping my community heal. I strive to help high functioning clients find liberation and joy in their lives in a discrete, nonjudgmental, and safe space, while also helping them to reach their personal and professional goals.
Greetings, I am Dr. Seleena Smith. I recently made the decision to pivot from offering therapy to life coaching in an effort to have a greater impact on and more access to historically oppressed and underserved populations, more autonomy, and true freedom in my life. This shift led to the creation of REAL Liberation Coaching and Consultation Services (Restore, Empower, Align, and Love) and I am focused on helping my community heal. I strive to help high functioning clients find liberation and joy in their lives in a discrete, nonjudgmental, and safe space, while also helping them to reach their personal and professional goals.
(405) 288-4622 View (405) 288-4622
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Joseph M. Ricciardi-Altunian
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RMT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
Are you looking for healing and wish to find a therapist to hold a safe space where you can explore the human experiences? Perhaps you feel your life has been hijacked by anxiety and you don't know how to get your life back on track? My name is Joey and I am an experienced psychotherapist who can help guide you in taking your life back. My goal is to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment to explore your feelings and personal experiences down your unique path of healing. You will discover new ways to achieve the meaningful life you enjoy by changing the negative thought patterns that have brought you here.
Are you looking for healing and wish to find a therapist to hold a safe space where you can explore the human experiences? Perhaps you feel your life has been hijacked by anxiety and you don't know how to get your life back on track? My name is Joey and I am an experienced psychotherapist who can help guide you in taking your life back. My goal is to provide you with a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment to explore your feelings and personal experiences down your unique path of healing. You will discover new ways to achieve the meaningful life you enjoy by changing the negative thought patterns that have brought you here.
(405) 931-0560 View (405) 931-0560
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Brooke A Yaffe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
Waitlist for new clients
As a licensed professional counselor, I work with children, adolescents, and adults who are working to heal, grow, and find balance in body, mind, and spirit. My interactive treatment approach provides support and practical feedback to assist clients as we resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. I have worked in an agency and community counseling setting with children, adolescents, and their families allowing me to be productive with clients from many stages of life. I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client.
As a licensed professional counselor, I work with children, adolescents, and adults who are working to heal, grow, and find balance in body, mind, and spirit. My interactive treatment approach provides support and practical feedback to assist clients as we resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. I have worked in an agency and community counseling setting with children, adolescents, and their families allowing me to be productive with clients from many stages of life. I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client.
(405) 445-6844 View (405) 445-6844
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Oklahoma City, OK 73170  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking this first step in reaching out for help! I have 10 years of clinical experience working in the mental health field. I am excited about helping executives and professionals navigate stressful life transitions, address interpersonal conflict, and cope with professional burnout. I empower my clients to seek meaning and fulfillment. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing interventions to help my clients explore their next steps and make positive changes in their lives. I provide my clients with empathy, validation, and unconditional positive regard.
Congratulations on taking this first step in reaching out for help! I have 10 years of clinical experience working in the mental health field. I am excited about helping executives and professionals navigate stressful life transitions, address interpersonal conflict, and cope with professional burnout. I empower my clients to seek meaning and fulfillment. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing interventions to help my clients explore their next steps and make positive changes in their lives. I provide my clients with empathy, validation, and unconditional positive regard.
(405) 442-9096 View (405) 442-9096
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Alanna Taormina
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Oklahoma City, OK 73170  (Online Only)
I take a holistic approach to therapy and address client's concerns from the perspective of their mind, body, and spirit. My role is one of a guide along the journey to wholeness. I offer illumination of integral pieces along your path and help you to integrate these pieces to become a happier, healthier, more authentic you! I truly believe that each individual can heal from emotional pain. I am competent in a variety of theoretical approaches including: Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Client centered, Humanistic, Gestalt, and CBT. I am trained in EMDR and clinical hypnosis.
I take a holistic approach to therapy and address client's concerns from the perspective of their mind, body, and spirit. My role is one of a guide along the journey to wholeness. I offer illumination of integral pieces along your path and help you to integrate these pieces to become a happier, healthier, more authentic you! I truly believe that each individual can heal from emotional pain. I am competent in a variety of theoretical approaches including: Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Client centered, Humanistic, Gestalt, and CBT. I am trained in EMDR and clinical hypnosis.
(707) 693-4465 View (707) 693-4465
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Ashley Weaver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Moore, OK 73170  (Online Only)
Sometimes we need help navigating the challenges and transitions that come our way. Making positive changes takes courage, and I offer support and direction as you implement the changes you desire. I provide a safe place for you to share your concerns and process your thoughts. If you're feeling overwhelmed, you're in a good place; pain can be a strong catalyst for new direction. I believe that we possess the power to change when we apply faith, timeless wisdom, and psychology to our lives. There is hope for improved well-being and troubled relationships. My focus is to help you reach your goals and, ultimately, flourish.
Sometimes we need help navigating the challenges and transitions that come our way. Making positive changes takes courage, and I offer support and direction as you implement the changes you desire. I provide a safe place for you to share your concerns and process your thoughts. If you're feeling overwhelmed, you're in a good place; pain can be a strong catalyst for new direction. I believe that we possess the power to change when we apply faith, timeless wisdom, and psychology to our lives. There is hope for improved well-being and troubled relationships. My focus is to help you reach your goals and, ultimately, flourish.
(405) 896-2068 View (405) 896-2068
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Mimi Mize Rose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Moore, OK 73170
Reaching out for help is not a weakness or proof that something is broken. Instead, it takes courage and is rooted in hope. My passion is to tap into and foster the very hope and courage that brings people into therapy. From a family systems perspective, I work within the context of relationships such as couples, parent/child, siblings or other interpersonal relationships. I believe a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is crucial to helping others find solutions and achieve their goals.
Reaching out for help is not a weakness or proof that something is broken. Instead, it takes courage and is rooted in hope. My passion is to tap into and foster the very hope and courage that brings people into therapy. From a family systems perspective, I work within the context of relationships such as couples, parent/child, siblings or other interpersonal relationships. I believe a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is crucial to helping others find solutions and achieve their goals.
(405) 689-5456 View (405) 689-5456
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Dr. Larry Ford
Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH, LBHP, BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Moore, OK 73170
Life is difficult. We all carry burdens and emotional scars from the past that may seem heavy to bear. Managing these emotions while trying to be an active member of society can cause an array of mental health concerns. I am here to help. Life is hard, the feelings are real. Medication isn’t always the answer. I offer compassionate, supportive, and comprehensive services that will enable you live a happy, healthy, and productive life. Let's work together to achieve a successful outcome so that we may celebrate wellness and YOUR life's milestones.
Life is difficult. We all carry burdens and emotional scars from the past that may seem heavy to bear. Managing these emotions while trying to be an active member of society can cause an array of mental health concerns. I am here to help. Life is hard, the feelings are real. Medication isn’t always the answer. I offer compassionate, supportive, and comprehensive services that will enable you live a happy, healthy, and productive life. Let's work together to achieve a successful outcome so that we may celebrate wellness and YOUR life's milestones.
(405) 622-8457 View (405) 622-8457

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Number of Therapists in 73170

60+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 73170 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
63% Grief
60% Relationship Issues
58% Coping Skills
58% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Health Choice
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 73170 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 73170?

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.