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Rosa Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Hi there! My name is Rosa Thomas I'm a licensed Professional Counselor. I graduate from Lanston University, and I have a Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling. My professional practice includes working with children and families to improve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning. I typically work with children aged 5-12, teens 13-19, and adults. I feel comfortable treating anxiety, adjustment disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, and trauma and substance use disorder.
Hi there! My name is Rosa Thomas I'm a licensed Professional Counselor. I graduate from Lanston University, and I have a Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling. My professional practice includes working with children and families to improve cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning. I typically work with children aged 5-12, teens 13-19, and adults. I feel comfortable treating anxiety, adjustment disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, and trauma and substance use disorder.
(918) 771-9122 View (918) 771-9122
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Zonzurea Kressel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBS, NCC, EMDR, CMCC, CFTP
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012  (Online Only)
I enjoy helping others heal from past and traumas using humor, empowerment, and open-mindedness. Collaboratively, we can treat past experiences with evidenced based practices, so that you can live the life that you deserve and desire!
I enjoy helping others heal from past and traumas using humor, empowerment, and open-mindedness. Collaboratively, we can treat past experiences with evidenced based practices, so that you can live the life that you deserve and desire!
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Ariel Cross
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
I’m Ariel Cross, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma. My goal is to help individuals who struggle with OCD, anxiety, and other difficulties so they can live a healthier, happier life. I work well with individuals who are stressed out, burned out, and have been told they’re “Overthinkers.” My approach meshes well with people who identify as highly anxious but have difficulties with managing their symptoms. I work to create a sense of safety and comfort within session. It’s my goal to be as genuine and understanding as possible to create an area where a person feels comfortable talking about difficult problems.
I’m Ariel Cross, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma. My goal is to help individuals who struggle with OCD, anxiety, and other difficulties so they can live a healthier, happier life. I work well with individuals who are stressed out, burned out, and have been told they’re “Overthinkers.” My approach meshes well with people who identify as highly anxious but have difficulties with managing their symptoms. I work to create a sense of safety and comfort within session. It’s my goal to be as genuine and understanding as possible to create an area where a person feels comfortable talking about difficult problems.
(918) 203-0978 View (918) 203-0978
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Claudia Becerra
Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Accepting NEW English, Spanish, and Portuguese speaking clients who are feeling isolated, not good enough, unfulfilled, or just taken for granted. Are you exhausted from trying to make things better? Or from trying to fit in? Are your feeling so overwhelmed that you can't go through your day? You have tried to make things better but nothing has worked. You feel trapped and defeated. I can help you. I am trained in EMDR, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Therapy, to help people recover from trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and domestic violence. I can help you feel more in control of your life and more hopeful.
Accepting NEW English, Spanish, and Portuguese speaking clients who are feeling isolated, not good enough, unfulfilled, or just taken for granted. Are you exhausted from trying to make things better? Or from trying to fit in? Are your feeling so overwhelmed that you can't go through your day? You have tried to make things better but nothing has worked. You feel trapped and defeated. I can help you. I am trained in EMDR, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Therapy, to help people recover from trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and domestic violence. I can help you feel more in control of your life and more hopeful.
(918) 417-5040 View (918) 417-5040
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Vondy Fletcher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012  (Online Only)
Taking that first step of seeking counseling can be tough. It's hard to imagine sharing your most intimate experiences, thoughts and challenges with a total stranger. I understand, I've been there. I have a deep level of compassion and a heart to help those who are hurting. My goal is to help you successfully navigate through life's challenging situations, while providing a safe place where you receive gentleness and compassion not pressure or judgment.
Taking that first step of seeking counseling can be tough. It's hard to imagine sharing your most intimate experiences, thoughts and challenges with a total stranger. I understand, I've been there. I have a deep level of compassion and a heart to help those who are hurting. My goal is to help you successfully navigate through life's challenging situations, while providing a safe place where you receive gentleness and compassion not pressure or judgment.
(918) 203-8205 View (918) 203-8205
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Jeremy S Aragon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
I enjoy working with clients of all ages: children, teenagers, and adults. I have worked with individuals, families, and groups for the past 12 years in both school and clinic settings, helping address trauma, anxiety, depression, and other emotional and behavioral issues. I utilize a person-centered approach incorporating elements of cognitive behavioral therapy as well as other modalities to meet the individual needs of each person I meet with.
I enjoy working with clients of all ages: children, teenagers, and adults. I have worked with individuals, families, and groups for the past 12 years in both school and clinic settings, helping address trauma, anxiety, depression, and other emotional and behavioral issues. I utilize a person-centered approach incorporating elements of cognitive behavioral therapy as well as other modalities to meet the individual needs of each person I meet with.
(918) 416-6962 View (918) 416-6962
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Jessica Haworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
My name is Jessica Haworth. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am a person-centered therapist with a trauma informed approach. I work with individuals and couples who have relational and sexual trauma. I typically work with individuals and couples who have experienced childhood and adulthood traumas such as molestation, sexual assault, parental abuse, and intimate partner abuse. I also work with individuals in life transitions and those learning to manage anxiety and/ depressive symptoms.
My name is Jessica Haworth. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am a person-centered therapist with a trauma informed approach. I work with individuals and couples who have relational and sexual trauma. I typically work with individuals and couples who have experienced childhood and adulthood traumas such as molestation, sexual assault, parental abuse, and intimate partner abuse. I also work with individuals in life transitions and those learning to manage anxiety and/ depressive symptoms.
(918) 262-4192 View (918) 262-4192
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Sandy Stone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Have you lost hope? Are you feeling isolated and alone? Are your family relationships frustrating and exhausting? Does your heart hurt from relationships gone bad? Are you worried and anxious? Are you tired of defending yourself? I believe you can turn these feelings into hope, confidence and peace. I work with women of all ages, and couples.
Have you lost hope? Are you feeling isolated and alone? Are your family relationships frustrating and exhausting? Does your heart hurt from relationships gone bad? Are you worried and anxious? Are you tired of defending yourself? I believe you can turn these feelings into hope, confidence and peace. I work with women of all ages, and couples.
(918) 505-4367 View (918) 505-4367
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Ted Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Life often presents us with different challenges. Some are the result of situations that we had no control over or were forced on us while others may be the result of personal choices that were made. It does not matter where these challenges originated from, the challenge now is to find an effective method of coping with them going forward. I look forward to working with you to explore the choices you have in facing and handling these difficult challenges.
Life often presents us with different challenges. Some are the result of situations that we had no control over or were forced on us while others may be the result of personal choices that were made. It does not matter where these challenges originated from, the challenge now is to find an effective method of coping with them going forward. I look forward to working with you to explore the choices you have in facing and handling these difficult challenges.
(918) 238-7574 View (918) 238-7574
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Haley Harmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Hi, My name is Haley Harmer and I am a licensed professional therapist. I have been doing therapy for about 10 years now working as a therapist primarily with children, youth and families but I definitely love working with all individuals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, boundaries, relationship issues, family dynamics and parenting problems to name a few. My education and experience has caused me to have a well-rounded background in several areas of concern when it comes to the mental health of individuals and counseling.
Hi, My name is Haley Harmer and I am a licensed professional therapist. I have been doing therapy for about 10 years now working as a therapist primarily with children, youth and families but I definitely love working with all individuals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, boundaries, relationship issues, family dynamics and parenting problems to name a few. My education and experience has caused me to have a well-rounded background in several areas of concern when it comes to the mental health of individuals and counseling.
(918) 262-4195 View (918) 262-4195
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Mark Fry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCBT, SRT
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
I provide therapy for men who are struggling with AND want to overcome sexual addiction. This includes addiction to porn, strip clubs, engaging with prostitutes, infidelity and other forms of sexually acting out which is creating distress in any or all areas of their lives. I am a licensed professional counselor who is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the NACBT. I am also certified through the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy as a Sexual Recovery Therapist.
I provide therapy for men who are struggling with AND want to overcome sexual addiction. This includes addiction to porn, strip clubs, engaging with prostitutes, infidelity and other forms of sexually acting out which is creating distress in any or all areas of their lives. I am a licensed professional counselor who is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the NACBT. I am also certified through the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy as a Sexual Recovery Therapist.
(918) 401-9753 View (918) 401-9753
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Kirsten Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Are you feeling ‘stuck’ or do you lack motivation to do the things you used to enjoy? Do you feel anxiety when you are in social situations or find yourself spending more time alone than with your family members & friends? Are you struggling with intrusive thoughts, mood swings, anger, or residual trauma? You are NOT alone! I offer a safe space in which to process your feelings; & together, we will make a plan to put you on your own personal path to healing. I see clients both in person & virtually.I have local clients & clients who live throughout the state.I do prefer to see families and children in person only
Are you feeling ‘stuck’ or do you lack motivation to do the things you used to enjoy? Do you feel anxiety when you are in social situations or find yourself spending more time alone than with your family members & friends? Are you struggling with intrusive thoughts, mood swings, anger, or residual trauma? You are NOT alone! I offer a safe space in which to process your feelings; & together, we will make a plan to put you on your own personal path to healing. I see clients both in person & virtually.I have local clients & clients who live throughout the state.I do prefer to see families and children in person only
(918) 731-2743 View (918) 731-2743
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Loveworks Counseling and Consultation LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care. When you step into the office nerves are on edge, maybe you finally decided to leave the abuse, no one really understands or believes you. To talk about it causes intense feelings of fear and you have to talk to a stranger. To overcome trauma of any kind, physical, sexual or emotional takes time and learning to love yourself in the presence of others that support you empower you and walk side by side with compassion care and experience to give you the tools you need to change YOU forever.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care. When you step into the office nerves are on edge, maybe you finally decided to leave the abuse, no one really understands or believes you. To talk about it causes intense feelings of fear and you have to talk to a stranger. To overcome trauma of any kind, physical, sexual or emotional takes time and learning to love yourself in the presence of others that support you empower you and walk side by side with compassion care and experience to give you the tools you need to change YOU forever.
(918) 218-2897 View (918) 218-2897
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Ronald Butler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Ronnie Butler, LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor In Oklahoma, Texas, & New Mexico (LPCC). I've been practicing Counseling/Psychotherapy for over 25 years. I also hold an endorsement from the Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health as a Clinical Supervisor for LPC Interns. My approach to therapy can best be described as multi-disciplinary, eclectic, with solid foundations in Client-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral models. Establishing trust in our therapeutic relationship is crucial to facilitate positive changes, achieve goals for treatment, and help you realize your potential.
Ronnie Butler, LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor In Oklahoma, Texas, & New Mexico (LPCC). I've been practicing Counseling/Psychotherapy for over 25 years. I also hold an endorsement from the Oklahoma Board of Behavioral Health as a Clinical Supervisor for LPC Interns. My approach to therapy can best be described as multi-disciplinary, eclectic, with solid foundations in Client-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral models. Establishing trust in our therapeutic relationship is crucial to facilitate positive changes, achieve goals for treatment, and help you realize your potential.
(918) 972-1542 View (918) 972-1542
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Melinda Holmes
Licensed Professional Counselor, BSW, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
If you are ready to become the best version of yourself I am completely here for it! I have worked with pregnant teens at the onset of my career and have a range of specialties ranging from complex trauma, Department of Corrections, Grief, End of Life, Anxiety; Depression and Crisis, Trauma, Domestic Violence, BIP and Children 0-5. The objective it to identify the core issue or barrier to life and create tailored strategies to make your situation better. I am open and warm. There is no wrong answer or situation so, if if we need to switch gears to achieve better outcomes that is what we will do. Y sí, hablo español! :)
If you are ready to become the best version of yourself I am completely here for it! I have worked with pregnant teens at the onset of my career and have a range of specialties ranging from complex trauma, Department of Corrections, Grief, End of Life, Anxiety; Depression and Crisis, Trauma, Domestic Violence, BIP and Children 0-5. The objective it to identify the core issue or barrier to life and create tailored strategies to make your situation better. I am open and warm. There is no wrong answer or situation so, if if we need to switch gears to achieve better outcomes that is what we will do. Y sí, hablo español! :)
(918) 498-0042 View (918) 498-0042
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Dr. Glen Carver
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MDiv
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Do you feel like life is overwhelming you? Are you battling depression or anxiety? Our journey in life can be difficult and at times filled with pain, loss, grief, struggle and full of questions. My passion is to journey alongside you, helping you make sense of what is happening and continue moving on your path finding respite, hope and support along the way. Whether it be due to trauma, depression, anxiety, divorce or marital issues I will be glad to listen to who you are and what makes your journey unique and help you find the path toward wholeness and healing.
Do you feel like life is overwhelming you? Are you battling depression or anxiety? Our journey in life can be difficult and at times filled with pain, loss, grief, struggle and full of questions. My passion is to journey alongside you, helping you make sense of what is happening and continue moving on your path finding respite, hope and support along the way. Whether it be due to trauma, depression, anxiety, divorce or marital issues I will be glad to listen to who you are and what makes your journey unique and help you find the path toward wholeness and healing.
(918) 818-3699 View (918) 818-3699
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Gena Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Hi! My name is Gena Brown, I am a LPC licensed in the state of Oklahoma with over 4 years experience. After working as a Special Education teacher for 11 years I decided to leave the classroom and focus on helping people work through the struggles they face. I have worked with clients from the age of 4 to adult with a multitude of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, parenting conflicts, behavioral concerns, neurodevelopment disorders, family conflicts, trauma, and PTSD. I believe that each step of the therapeutic process should be goal focused, to help my clients reach therapy goals and personal goals.
Hi! My name is Gena Brown, I am a LPC licensed in the state of Oklahoma with over 4 years experience. After working as a Special Education teacher for 11 years I decided to leave the classroom and focus on helping people work through the struggles they face. I have worked with clients from the age of 4 to adult with a multitude of presenting issues such as depression, anxiety, parenting conflicts, behavioral concerns, neurodevelopment disorders, family conflicts, trauma, and PTSD. I believe that each step of the therapeutic process should be goal focused, to help my clients reach therapy goals and personal goals.
(918) 201-1322 View (918) 201-1322
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Martecia Oates
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Hello everyone! I am Dr. Martecia Oates or Dr. Tecii. I am a LPC based in Oklahoma but also service clients in CO and FL as well. I work primarily from a client-centered modality. I believe that I am just a helping hand in a client's growth and the real work is completed outside of therapy. Majority of my clients are experiencing anxiety, depression, navigating a life transition, struggling with confidence/self-esteem or trying to overcome some type of traumatic event.
Hello everyone! I am Dr. Martecia Oates or Dr. Tecii. I am a LPC based in Oklahoma but also service clients in CO and FL as well. I work primarily from a client-centered modality. I believe that I am just a helping hand in a client's growth and the real work is completed outside of therapy. Majority of my clients are experiencing anxiety, depression, navigating a life transition, struggling with confidence/self-esteem or trying to overcome some type of traumatic event.
(918) 276-7479 View (918) 276-7479
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Kelli Marie Ellis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Broken Arrow, OK 74012  (Online Only)
Have you ever found yourself stuck in box and can't seem to get yourself out it. Maybe even tried traditional talk therapy before but came away feeling like this was not for you. I am not your traditional talk therapist. I offer an array of treatment options and I am going to challenge you by coming along side of you and flip your box upside down so you can gain a new and different perspective.
Have you ever found yourself stuck in box and can't seem to get yourself out it. Maybe even tried traditional talk therapy before but came away feeling like this was not for you. I am not your traditional talk therapist. I offer an array of treatment options and I am going to challenge you by coming along side of you and flip your box upside down so you can gain a new and different perspective.
(918) 731-2425 View (918) 731-2425
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Barry Morse
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Hello, I am Barry Morse, I am a LPC, I utilize CBT along with a client centered approach to therapy. I personalize each session to each client's needs. I have over 20 years of experience in the field of psychology. I utilize CBT most of the time, but I am able to utilize other modalities as well. At the moment I mostly work with clients that suffer from anxiety, depression and trauma. I also work with oppositional defiant individuals along with foster children. I foster a relaxing environment for all my clients, and I am a down to earth person and try to make each individual feel comfortable.
Hello, I am Barry Morse, I am a LPC, I utilize CBT along with a client centered approach to therapy. I personalize each session to each client's needs. I have over 20 years of experience in the field of psychology. I utilize CBT most of the time, but I am able to utilize other modalities as well. At the moment I mostly work with clients that suffer from anxiety, depression and trauma. I also work with oppositional defiant individuals along with foster children. I foster a relaxing environment for all my clients, and I am a down to earth person and try to make each individual feel comfortable.
(918) 819-8925 View (918) 819-8925

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 74012

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in 74012 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
70% Grief
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna

How Therapists in 74012 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 74012?

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.