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Firefly Counseling & Consulting - Allison Prince
LPC-Associate, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
The challenges of life are hard. These challenges can affect our mind, body, and spirit. My approach to therapy is one of warmth, empathy, and understanding. I seek to create a collaborative space where we identify your goals together and empower you by incorporating helpful tools to help you along your journey. Do you need help getting unstuck from unhelpful thoughts and behaviors? Are you struggling to navigate your emotions or fears?
The challenges of life are hard. These challenges can affect our mind, body, and spirit. My approach to therapy is one of warmth, empathy, and understanding. I seek to create a collaborative space where we identify your goals together and empower you by incorporating helpful tools to help you along your journey. Do you need help getting unstuck from unhelpful thoughts and behaviors? Are you struggling to navigate your emotions or fears?
(469) 423-8712 View (469) 423-8712
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Nicole Hoffman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Therapy is hard. My hope is to create a safe place with you in the therapy room! I bring my authentic self to each session and build a therapeutic relationship together to help navigate your needs for healing. Passions of mine include working with adolescents and adults, LGBTQ+ population, complex trauma, dissociation, DID, eating disorders, and substance use/abuse.
Therapy is hard. My hope is to create a safe place with you in the therapy room! I bring my authentic self to each session and build a therapeutic relationship together to help navigate your needs for healing. Passions of mine include working with adolescents and adults, LGBTQ+ population, complex trauma, dissociation, DID, eating disorders, and substance use/abuse.
(214) 347-8935 View (214) 347-8935
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Jena Johnson Sternberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Jena offers an integrative counseling style that goes beyond traditional therapy. One will likely instantly feel comfort as a result of her warmth and authenticity. She provides a compassionate and supportive environment that fosters growth and healing. Jena has experience working with individuals who suffer with depression, anxiety, communication issues, women’s issues, chronic pain and trauma.
Jena offers an integrative counseling style that goes beyond traditional therapy. One will likely instantly feel comfort as a result of her warmth and authenticity. She provides a compassionate and supportive environment that fosters growth and healing. Jena has experience working with individuals who suffer with depression, anxiety, communication issues, women’s issues, chronic pain and trauma.
(469) 415-0871 View (469) 415-0871
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Madai Maldonado
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
I am passionate about working with clients and feel honored to support you throughout your growth. My goal is to create an environment that is accepting, supportive and understanding. I strive to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals can be supported in their efforts to grow as well as become reconnected to their strengths and dreams.
I am passionate about working with clients and feel honored to support you throughout your growth. My goal is to create an environment that is accepting, supportive and understanding. I strive to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals can be supported in their efforts to grow as well as become reconnected to their strengths and dreams.
(940) 294-7398 View (940) 294-7398
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Scott Allen Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CH, CLC
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028
I ACCEPT MOST MAJOR INSURANCE PLANS TO REDUCE YOUR COST. VIDEO CONFERENCING OPTION. FREE PHONE CONSULTATION - Therapy will provide another "pair of eyes" that can help you explore life to get back on track. I have significant experience in helping children and adult clients with the following: Feeling “stuck”, anxiety, stress, depression, substance abuse, childhood/family issues, couple's issues, adolescent adjustment, grief/bereavement, low self-esteem/confidence, trauma (flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, P.T.S.D. and/or abuse – sexual, physical, emotional), anger management, assertiveness, weight loss, and legal issues.
I ACCEPT MOST MAJOR INSURANCE PLANS TO REDUCE YOUR COST. VIDEO CONFERENCING OPTION. FREE PHONE CONSULTATION - Therapy will provide another "pair of eyes" that can help you explore life to get back on track. I have significant experience in helping children and adult clients with the following: Feeling “stuck”, anxiety, stress, depression, substance abuse, childhood/family issues, couple's issues, adolescent adjustment, grief/bereavement, low self-esteem/confidence, trauma (flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, P.T.S.D. and/or abuse – sexual, physical, emotional), anger management, assertiveness, weight loss, and legal issues.
(469) 770-7333 View (469) 770-7333
Photo of Dawn Moncrief, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75028, TX
Dawn Moncrief
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life sometimes makes a dramatic turn from what you expected. Now you must navigate a world you don't understand and you didn't ask for. I walk with you following your own or a loved one's chronic illness or devastating health diagnosis, provide support to caregivers and to anyone facing end-of-life, and to you when you are grieving a loss.
Life sometimes makes a dramatic turn from what you expected. Now you must navigate a world you don't understand and you didn't ask for. I walk with you following your own or a loved one's chronic illness or devastating health diagnosis, provide support to caregivers and to anyone facing end-of-life, and to you when you are grieving a loss.
(972) 928-0556 View (972) 928-0556
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Jocelynn Jefferson
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028  (Online Only)
Sometimes it feels like life has “snatched the rug from underneath” us. Other times, life seems to leave us feeling confused, disconnected, discouraged, hurt and stuck. It’s difficult to find our footing again. If this resonates with you, you are not alone. Life can get better and you are in the right place. Hi, my name is Jocelynn Jefferson. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. I have experience working with adolescents, young adults, adults, couples as well as individuals experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, difficulties in their relationships, trauma, sexual abuse/assault and more.
Sometimes it feels like life has “snatched the rug from underneath” us. Other times, life seems to leave us feeling confused, disconnected, discouraged, hurt and stuck. It’s difficult to find our footing again. If this resonates with you, you are not alone. Life can get better and you are in the right place. Hi, my name is Jocelynn Jefferson. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. I have experience working with adolescents, young adults, adults, couples as well as individuals experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, difficulties in their relationships, trauma, sexual abuse/assault and more.
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Photo of Aleesa Harp, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75028, TX
Aleesa Harp
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028
At Harp Wellness, we strive to create a counseling experience as unique as you are, one that's designed to help you move to where you want to be - in a way that works for you. Let us help you feel successful while you navigate your world.
At Harp Wellness, we strive to create a counseling experience as unique as you are, one that's designed to help you move to where you want to be - in a way that works for you. Let us help you feel successful while you navigate your world.
(214) 983-2953 View (214) 983-2953
Photo of Stacy Hyde, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75028, TX
Stacy Hyde
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Anxiety, depression and stress have a way of isolating you from the world. My hope is that by attending counseling you feel less alone and isolated in these challenges. Therapy can allow for an unbiased and supportive environment to work through these challenges, one step at a time. My practice is primarily focused on helping adult women cope with anxiety, self-esteem, burnout and depression challenges. I strive to create a calm, accepting and comfortable environment to explore and navigate through whatever you may be facing.
Anxiety, depression and stress have a way of isolating you from the world. My hope is that by attending counseling you feel less alone and isolated in these challenges. Therapy can allow for an unbiased and supportive environment to work through these challenges, one step at a time. My practice is primarily focused on helping adult women cope with anxiety, self-esteem, burnout and depression challenges. I strive to create a calm, accepting and comfortable environment to explore and navigate through whatever you may be facing.
(469) 208-4133 View (469) 208-4133
Photo of Lonni Alderman, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75028, TX
Lonni Alderman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Are you dealing with anxious thoughts or non-stop worry? Or feeling down-in-the-dumps and can't quite pinpoint why? Maybe you are finding it hard to get your stress levels under control? These struggles are much more common than you might think, and Lonni is here to help you overcome them! She understands because she dealt with many of the same issues throughout her teenage years. She didn't learn that she could take control of her own thoughts and emotions until she sought counseling. And you can too! Lonni uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help clients challenge their negative thought patterns and promote positive thinking.
Are you dealing with anxious thoughts or non-stop worry? Or feeling down-in-the-dumps and can't quite pinpoint why? Maybe you are finding it hard to get your stress levels under control? These struggles are much more common than you might think, and Lonni is here to help you overcome them! She understands because she dealt with many of the same issues throughout her teenage years. She didn't learn that she could take control of her own thoughts and emotions until she sought counseling. And you can too! Lonni uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy to help clients challenge their negative thought patterns and promote positive thinking.
(214) 380-3633 View (214) 380-3633
Photo of Jennifer Tipton, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75028, TX
Jennifer Tipton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
As a parent, former educator, and as counselor, I have insight into the challenges children, adolescents, and their parents face in the world today. I am passionate about creating a safe space for my clients to explore their feelings. They find themselves heard, accepted, and at ease in a compassionate, laid-back environment. Clients are able to develop the skills they need to bring about positive changes, self confidence and improve relationships.
As a parent, former educator, and as counselor, I have insight into the challenges children, adolescents, and their parents face in the world today. I am passionate about creating a safe space for my clients to explore their feelings. They find themselves heard, accepted, and at ease in a compassionate, laid-back environment. Clients are able to develop the skills they need to bring about positive changes, self confidence and improve relationships.
(214) 239-1611 View (214) 239-1611
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Amanda Franklin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
When someone we care for is struggling with addiction (drugs/alcohol, sex, food, etc.), it can become a very unclear path. Pain, guilt, confusion, loss of trust, and communication, all create drastic changes in relationships which can leave us feeling hopeless, fearful, and defeated. Asking for guidance is a sign of strength, not weakness or failure, which ideally brings understanding to all involved. Often multiple addictions co-exist and each requires its own unique understanding and process of recovery.
When someone we care for is struggling with addiction (drugs/alcohol, sex, food, etc.), it can become a very unclear path. Pain, guilt, confusion, loss of trust, and communication, all create drastic changes in relationships which can leave us feeling hopeless, fearful, and defeated. Asking for guidance is a sign of strength, not weakness or failure, which ideally brings understanding to all involved. Often multiple addictions co-exist and each requires its own unique understanding and process of recovery.
(469) 515-7857 View (469) 515-7857
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Blooming Tree Couples and Family Counseling, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), my practice uses Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFCT), a transformative approach grounded in attachment theory. I specialize in guiding couples, as well as individual women, teenagers, and families toward deeper connections by harnessing the power of attachment dynamics and fostering healthy communication. In therapy, my primary focus is to cultivate a warm, secure space where clients can embark on a journey of self-exploration and emotional healing. Utilizing the principles of EFT, I facilitate breakthrough moments that foster intimacy, trust, and resilience in relationships.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), my practice uses Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFCT), a transformative approach grounded in attachment theory. I specialize in guiding couples, as well as individual women, teenagers, and families toward deeper connections by harnessing the power of attachment dynamics and fostering healthy communication. In therapy, my primary focus is to cultivate a warm, secure space where clients can embark on a journey of self-exploration and emotional healing. Utilizing the principles of EFT, I facilitate breakthrough moments that foster intimacy, trust, and resilience in relationships.
(972) 265-9749 View (972) 265-9749
Photo of Leslie Hart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 75028, TX
Leslie Hart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028  (Online Only)
In my experience, clients often struggle and suffer alone as they cope with anxiety, depression, grief, or trauma. My role as therapist is to create a safe space in which you can give voice to the things that are concerning to you, brainstorm with you about possible solutions, and help you develop a specific and measurable plan of action to help you cope better. Research has consistently shown that the relationship between a mental health provider and their client is the biggest predictor of successful client outcomes. To that end, I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which you can be transparent and open.
In my experience, clients often struggle and suffer alone as they cope with anxiety, depression, grief, or trauma. My role as therapist is to create a safe space in which you can give voice to the things that are concerning to you, brainstorm with you about possible solutions, and help you develop a specific and measurable plan of action to help you cope better. Research has consistently shown that the relationship between a mental health provider and their client is the biggest predictor of successful client outcomes. To that end, I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which you can be transparent and open.
(214) 307-8472 View (214) 307-8472
Photo of Eren Turner, Licensed Professional Counselor in 75028, TX
Eren Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Are you facing circumstances that you are unsure how to handle? Are you struggling with behaviors or emotions that you don't know how to addres? Life's challenges, no matter how overwhelming they may seem, can be opportunities for personal growth and positive change. Whether you are looking to improve yourself, heal a relationship, or address a loss or trauma in your life, I will walk alongside you through the process. I strive to provide you with a safe, affirming environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and work towards greater self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Are you facing circumstances that you are unsure how to handle? Are you struggling with behaviors or emotions that you don't know how to addres? Life's challenges, no matter how overwhelming they may seem, can be opportunities for personal growth and positive change. Whether you are looking to improve yourself, heal a relationship, or address a loss or trauma in your life, I will walk alongside you through the process. I strive to provide you with a safe, affirming environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and work towards greater self-awareness and self-acceptance.
(972) 945-0551 View (972) 945-0551
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Rebecca Lucero Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Therapy can be one of the greatest investments you make in yourself and your relationships. Life is full of challenges, and many individuals and couples find that therapy can help them navigate these difficulties more easily. My goal as your therapist is to help you remove the barriers in your life that keep you from feeling connected to your loved ones. I will also help you to find ways to manage difficult emotions and thoughts so that you live a life that reflects your personal values.
Therapy can be one of the greatest investments you make in yourself and your relationships. Life is full of challenges, and many individuals and couples find that therapy can help them navigate these difficulties more easily. My goal as your therapist is to help you remove the barriers in your life that keep you from feeling connected to your loved ones. I will also help you to find ways to manage difficult emotions and thoughts so that you live a life that reflects your personal values.
(940) 448-3176 View (940) 448-3176
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Francine Esquiliano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling at Southwestern Adventist University while working at the local mental health authority Pecan Valley Centers in Cleburne, TX. I worked as a case manager, LPC-Intern, and an on-call crisis responder. I was trained using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) among many other trainings. I worked at The Johnson County Children's Advocacy Center as a counselor where I was fully trained in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) and Play Therapy. At the advocacy center I worked primarily with youths who suffer from trauma.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling at Southwestern Adventist University while working at the local mental health authority Pecan Valley Centers in Cleburne, TX. I worked as a case manager, LPC-Intern, and an on-call crisis responder. I was trained using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) among many other trainings. I worked at The Johnson County Children's Advocacy Center as a counselor where I was fully trained in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) and Play Therapy. At the advocacy center I worked primarily with youths who suffer from trauma.
(817) 662-4590 View (817) 662-4590
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Flower Mound Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Are you struggling with a specific problem in your life? Has your life suddenly become chaotic? Have you been searching for something to fill your life with joy again, only to discover you don't know what you are looking for? I want to help you find the answers you have been looking for and hope for a better tomorrow.
Are you struggling with a specific problem in your life? Has your life suddenly become chaotic? Have you been searching for something to fill your life with joy again, only to discover you don't know what you are looking for? I want to help you find the answers you have been looking for and hope for a better tomorrow.
(972) 899-1848 View (972) 899-1848
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Camille Naval
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flower Mound, TX 75028
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor in the state of Texas. I received my Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). I have clinical experience in counseling children, adolescents, and adults with issues that include anxiety and depression, grief, behavioral issues, self-harm, multicultural issues, trauma, life transitions, domestic violence and abuse, and family/relationship conflicts. I am trained in TF-CBT and an LGBTQIA+ friendly counselor. Additionally, I utilize play/activity therapy for kiddos who are in need of services.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor in the state of Texas. I received my Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). I have clinical experience in counseling children, adolescents, and adults with issues that include anxiety and depression, grief, behavioral issues, self-harm, multicultural issues, trauma, life transitions, domestic violence and abuse, and family/relationship conflicts. I am trained in TF-CBT and an LGBTQIA+ friendly counselor. Additionally, I utilize play/activity therapy for kiddos who are in need of services.
(214) 544-9273 View (214) 544-9273
Photo of Melissa Cooper, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 75028, TX
Melissa Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCDC, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
Flower Mound, TX 75028
If you are looking for ways to finally get relief from anxiety so that you can experience a greater level of daily functioning and gain a better outlook on life, you are in the right place. You will become crystal clear about why you are experiencing uncomfortable bodily symptoms as well as negative thoughts and feelings. We will work on ways to help you improve your daily habits, feel calmer and happier and positively impact your mental well-being. We will discuss topics like goal setting, the cycle of anxiety, and using planning, scheduling, and routines to manage your anxiety better.
If you are looking for ways to finally get relief from anxiety so that you can experience a greater level of daily functioning and gain a better outlook on life, you are in the right place. You will become crystal clear about why you are experiencing uncomfortable bodily symptoms as well as negative thoughts and feelings. We will work on ways to help you improve your daily habits, feel calmer and happier and positively impact your mental well-being. We will discuss topics like goal setting, the cycle of anxiety, and using planning, scheduling, and routines to manage your anxiety better.
(940) 294-7395 View (940) 294-7395

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 75028

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 75028 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
75% Grief
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 75028 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 75028?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.