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Elizabeth Berman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, PTSD, disordered eating, and self-harm in adults and adolescents. I aim to guide you through conflict resolution and support your healing journey from trauma.
I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, PTSD, disordered eating, and self-harm in adults and adolescents. I aim to guide you through conflict resolution and support your healing journey from trauma.
(512) 768-2731 View (512) 768-2731
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Dr. Neli Morris
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
Going through transitions and changes in life can be pretty scary and, quite frankly, sometimes it really sucks. Whether it is in your personal life, at work, at school or in your relationship (or all of the above!), you might feel stuck and uncertain about what to do and where to head next. It's hard for you to picture where you want to see yourself in the future. Maybe you are in a place in life, feeling stale and routine, and you want something different, but don't know where to start. Or maybe you can't see how to navigate your current situation to get yourself to your future you dream about.
Going through transitions and changes in life can be pretty scary and, quite frankly, sometimes it really sucks. Whether it is in your personal life, at work, at school or in your relationship (or all of the above!), you might feel stuck and uncertain about what to do and where to head next. It's hard for you to picture where you want to see yourself in the future. Maybe you are in a place in life, feeling stale and routine, and you want something different, but don't know where to start. Or maybe you can't see how to navigate your current situation to get yourself to your future you dream about.
(806) 482-1382 View (806) 482-1382
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Dr. Adam D Coffey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LPC, CPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
Are you and your partner struggling to communicate or connect effectively? Would you like to improve the quality of your social network? Are you ready to take the next steps in optimizing your life? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. I specialize in helping others assess and build their emotional intelligence so that they can have healthier relationships and better lives. I look forward to hearing from you!
Are you and your partner struggling to communicate or connect effectively? Would you like to improve the quality of your social network? Are you ready to take the next steps in optimizing your life? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. I specialize in helping others assess and build their emotional intelligence so that they can have healthier relationships and better lives. I look forward to hearing from you!
(214) 513-3279 View (214) 513-3279
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Courtlyn Greene
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204
I specialize in treating adults and adolescents with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and PTSD. Over the years, I've gained extensive experience assisting individuals in healing from unhealthy relationships. Moreover, I am passionate about supporting and guiding those exploring their sexual or gender identity and going through transitions. My warm and empathetic nature makes me approachable and easy to talk to. I believe in creating a safe and nurturing space where you can heal from your pain and work towards becoming the best version of yourself.
I specialize in treating adults and adolescents with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and PTSD. Over the years, I've gained extensive experience assisting individuals in healing from unhealthy relationships. Moreover, I am passionate about supporting and guiding those exploring their sexual or gender identity and going through transitions. My warm and empathetic nature makes me approachable and easy to talk to. I believe in creating a safe and nurturing space where you can heal from your pain and work towards becoming the best version of yourself.
(512) 768-2731 View (512) 768-2731
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Megan McKinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204
I treat pre-teens, adolescents, adults, families, and relationships. My specialization lies in the treatment of depression, anxiety, recovery from sexual abuse or assault, out-of-control sexual behavior, sexual avoidance, and relationship issues. When treating relationships, my focus is on reducing feelings of resentment and increasing positive and healthy communication.
I treat pre-teens, adolescents, adults, families, and relationships. My specialization lies in the treatment of depression, anxiety, recovery from sexual abuse or assault, out-of-control sexual behavior, sexual avoidance, and relationship issues. When treating relationships, my focus is on reducing feelings of resentment and increasing positive and healthy communication.
(512) 768-2731 View (512) 768-2731
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Schaller Mahoney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204
I specialize in treating children, teens, and adults who are struggling with anxiety, adjustment to life transitions, developmental trauma, and insecure attachment styles. I can assist you in acquiring the necessary skills to establish healthy connections. My work encompasses a wide range of populations, including LGBTQ+, foster care, and adoption.
I specialize in treating children, teens, and adults who are struggling with anxiety, adjustment to life transitions, developmental trauma, and insecure attachment styles. I can assist you in acquiring the necessary skills to establish healthy connections. My work encompasses a wide range of populations, including LGBTQ+, foster care, and adoption.
(512) 768-2731 View (512) 768-2731
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Christine Boudreau Functional Medicine Psychotherapist
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, AFMCP, CTP, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
You're going through a rough spot & don't quite feel like yourself. Sometimes you struggle with toxic shame, a harsh inner critic, & abandonment fears. You're not quite sure why, but sometimes you bounce between feelings of anxiety, overwhelm, & depression. Sometimes relationships seem difficult & might leave you feeling worthless & confused. You might have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, PCOS, IBS/IBD, ADD, ADHD, or OCD. You suspect something else might be the culprit. Your childhood wasn't ideal, & you're curious how it affects you today. You want to explore the past but not get stuck in it.
You're going through a rough spot & don't quite feel like yourself. Sometimes you struggle with toxic shame, a harsh inner critic, & abandonment fears. You're not quite sure why, but sometimes you bounce between feelings of anxiety, overwhelm, & depression. Sometimes relationships seem difficult & might leave you feeling worthless & confused. You might have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, PCOS, IBS/IBD, ADD, ADHD, or OCD. You suspect something else might be the culprit. Your childhood wasn't ideal, & you're curious how it affects you today. You want to explore the past but not get stuck in it.
(469) 457-4484 View (469) 457-4484
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Monica Pimentel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204
Monica received her Master of Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. Monica works with individuals, and couples and brings a strength-based approach to her practice. She serves clients experiencing anxiety, depression, or reproductive grief and specializes in cross-cultural challenges that may arise from familial migration, cultural differentiation amongst generations, and assimilation to the US culture.
Monica received her Master of Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. Monica works with individuals, and couples and brings a strength-based approach to her practice. She serves clients experiencing anxiety, depression, or reproductive grief and specializes in cross-cultural challenges that may arise from familial migration, cultural differentiation amongst generations, and assimilation to the US culture.
(214) 661-1591 View (214) 661-1591
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Traci Lewis Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204
Dr. Lee is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples and families as they tackle the tasks of life. Along with 20 years experience working in a private practice, Dr. Lee has worked in academia, including teaching internationally, and in non-profit organizations. She graduated from the Ohio State University with her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences where she completed her training as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Master's degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Lee also worked as the Director of Training at a large non-profit in Dallas where she oversaw the training of master's level counselors and social workers, doctoral level Psychology interns and Child Psychiatry Fellows. She has a passion for teaching and learning and has completed three of The Gottman Institute's trainings including The Bringing Baby Home curriculum and the first two levels of The Gottman Couples Therapy method.
Dr. Lee is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples and families as they tackle the tasks of life. Along with 20 years experience working in a private practice, Dr. Lee has worked in academia, including teaching internationally, and in non-profit organizations. She graduated from the Ohio State University with her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences where she completed her training as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Master's degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Lee also worked as the Director of Training at a large non-profit in Dallas where she oversaw the training of master's level counselors and social workers, doctoral level Psychology interns and Child Psychiatry Fellows. She has a passion for teaching and learning and has completed three of The Gottman Institute's trainings including The Bringing Baby Home curriculum and the first two levels of The Gottman Couples Therapy method.
(469) 660-1470 View (469) 660-1470
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Rebecca Trejo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
I work with clients to treat trauma (current or historic), including childhood trauma, sexual trauma, PTSD, complex PTSD, first-responder trauma, vicarious, and secondary trauma through a combinations of options including talk therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). I work in collaboration with my clients to cultivate a meaningful relationship. We'll identify solutions and skills that work for you. I aim to empower my clients by cultivating a sense of self-awareness, self-compassion and self-respect and help them to find a fulfilling life on their own terms.
I work with clients to treat trauma (current or historic), including childhood trauma, sexual trauma, PTSD, complex PTSD, first-responder trauma, vicarious, and secondary trauma through a combinations of options including talk therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). I work in collaboration with my clients to cultivate a meaningful relationship. We'll identify solutions and skills that work for you. I aim to empower my clients by cultivating a sense of self-awareness, self-compassion and self-respect and help them to find a fulfilling life on their own terms.
(469) 378-9076 View (469) 378-9076
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Kristie Vera
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
Kristie Vera is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S), MRC, LSOTP and Affiliate Sex Offender Treatment Provider in the state of Texas who has 7 years of experience with adolescents and young children. She has worked with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, interpersonal relational problems, anger management difficulties, and adjustment disorders. She has also helped families improve conflict resolution and communication skills.
Kristie Vera is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S), MRC, LSOTP and Affiliate Sex Offender Treatment Provider in the state of Texas who has 7 years of experience with adolescents and young children. She has worked with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, interpersonal relational problems, anger management difficulties, and adjustment disorders. She has also helped families improve conflict resolution and communication skills.
(469) 871-8615 View (469) 871-8615
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Dustin Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life give us unexpected (or even unwanted) challenges that are much easier to successfully navigate with help and support. Living and thriving as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community is a beautiful thing, but there can also be many challenges along the way that can leave their marks on us: struggling for self-acceptance or the acceptance of those we love, bullying and harassment, finding and expressing our authentic selves, feeling like we "fit", and having healthy and stable relationships. These challenges are in addition to mental and emotional challenges that are not specific to our community's experience.
Sometimes life give us unexpected (or even unwanted) challenges that are much easier to successfully navigate with help and support. Living and thriving as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community is a beautiful thing, but there can also be many challenges along the way that can leave their marks on us: struggling for self-acceptance or the acceptance of those we love, bullying and harassment, finding and expressing our authentic selves, feeling like we "fit", and having healthy and stable relationships. These challenges are in addition to mental and emotional challenges that are not specific to our community's experience.
(469) 829-4978 View (469) 829-4978
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Jeremy Kee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
Jeremy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with several years of experience in the mental health field. He is passionate about helping young adults, adults, and couples learn how to live lives that are meaningful, purposeful, and satisfying. He specializes in: depression, anxiety, attachment issues, trauma, relationship dynamics and boundary issues, self-confidence, identity and purpose, spiritual issues, and mindfulness.
Jeremy is a Licensed Professional Counselor with several years of experience in the mental health field. He is passionate about helping young adults, adults, and couples learn how to live lives that are meaningful, purposeful, and satisfying. He specializes in: depression, anxiety, attachment issues, trauma, relationship dynamics and boundary issues, self-confidence, identity and purpose, spiritual issues, and mindfulness.
(469) 871-5973 View (469) 871-5973
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Jeffrey Ly | Porn Addiction | Relationship
LMFT, MA, LPHA
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
Pornography addiction can significantly impact your life and relationships but there is hope for recovery. I’m not just a mental health professional, I’ve been “you” for many years. I understand firsthand the personal struggles in your life and committed relationships that come with uncontrollable pornography use. The endless stream of attractive women a few clicks away on Pornhub, Onlyfan or Social Media is hard to quit even with all your willpower and promise to quit for the sake of your relationship.
Pornography addiction can significantly impact your life and relationships but there is hope for recovery. I’m not just a mental health professional, I’ve been “you” for many years. I understand firsthand the personal struggles in your life and committed relationships that come with uncontrollable pornography use. The endless stream of attractive women a few clicks away on Pornhub, Onlyfan or Social Media is hard to quit even with all your willpower and promise to quit for the sake of your relationship.
(469) 228-8650 View (469) 228-8650
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Ruby Adjei
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
Ruby Adjei is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas who has over 6 years of experience partnering with children, adults, and families who are seeking help with addiction, anger, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and trauma. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Texas-Tyler and received her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
Ruby Adjei is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas who has over 6 years of experience partnering with children, adults, and families who are seeking help with addiction, anger, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and trauma. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Texas-Tyler and received her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
(469) 306-1570 View (469) 306-1570
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McCally Michot
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
Hi! I’m McCally - a mental health counselor with a heartfelt commitment to promoting well-being. My practice revolves around creating a safe and nurturing space for healing, learning, and growth. I believe in the transformative power of connection and acceptance. My therapeutic style is centered on creating a non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and challenges freely. I understand that each individual's journey is unique, so I tailor my methods to suit the specific needs and goals of each client. My genuine warmth and positive regard make it a welcoming place to start feeling your best.
Hi! I’m McCally - a mental health counselor with a heartfelt commitment to promoting well-being. My practice revolves around creating a safe and nurturing space for healing, learning, and growth. I believe in the transformative power of connection and acceptance. My therapeutic style is centered on creating a non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and challenges freely. I understand that each individual's journey is unique, so I tailor my methods to suit the specific needs and goals of each client. My genuine warmth and positive regard make it a welcoming place to start feeling your best.
(469) 874-6855 View (469) 874-6855
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Zen Counseling & Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A, LCDC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
Greetings! I am Clara, and I am deeply committed to aiding others and derive satisfaction from providing something of value that enhances your existence. I assist people in overcoming daily and life challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, grief, LGBTQ issues, life transitions, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorder (addiction), and trauma. I support the promotion of mental health, which includes psychological, emotional, social, and wellness dimensions, in order to assist people in improving their overall well-being.
Greetings! I am Clara, and I am deeply committed to aiding others and derive satisfaction from providing something of value that enhances your existence. I assist people in overcoming daily and life challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, grief, LGBTQ issues, life transitions, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance use disorder (addiction), and trauma. I support the promotion of mental health, which includes psychological, emotional, social, and wellness dimensions, in order to assist people in improving their overall well-being.
(972) 630-9688 View (972) 630-9688
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Veronica Ehret
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-TX, LPC-AZ, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
My job is to help you mend your relationship with yourself so that you can find and grow healthy connections with others. Together, we will work to discover the root of the problem while also investigating other issues often tied to intimacy disorders, such as addiction in all its forms, including substances, workaholism, sex, pornography, poor spending habits, and other addictive behaviors.
My job is to help you mend your relationship with yourself so that you can find and grow healthy connections with others. Together, we will work to discover the root of the problem while also investigating other issues often tied to intimacy disorders, such as addiction in all its forms, including substances, workaholism, sex, pornography, poor spending habits, and other addictive behaviors.
(469) 425-8946 View (469) 425-8946
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Faith Brugner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204  (Online Only)
I am thankful and encouraged that you have started exploring therapy. I acknowledge this first brave step. I don’t believe therapy is a “one size fits all,” and place high priority on working to find a treatment model that best fits your goals and needs. Whether you are seeking therapy to heal from a history of or recent trauma, learn healthy coping skills, process grief, identify patterns of negative thinking and behavior, improve family dynamics or find new parenting strategies, we can find a treatment plan that uniquely suits you.
I am thankful and encouraged that you have started exploring therapy. I acknowledge this first brave step. I don’t believe therapy is a “one size fits all,” and place high priority on working to find a treatment model that best fits your goals and needs. Whether you are seeking therapy to heal from a history of or recent trauma, learn healthy coping skills, process grief, identify patterns of negative thinking and behavior, improve family dynamics or find new parenting strategies, we can find a treatment plan that uniquely suits you.
(469) 646-7513 View (469) 646-7513
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Alyssa Strenger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
Currently accepting new group clients for our Living With Loss support group as of 6/4/2024! At The Mendery, we help you repair the parts of your stories that keep you stuck in distress, isolation, and shame. We cannot erase your stories of pain and suffering, but we can help you to heal and to find new ways of understanding yourself and others that lead to connection, understanding, and hope.
Currently accepting new group clients for our Living With Loss support group as of 6/4/2024! At The Mendery, we help you repair the parts of your stories that keep you stuck in distress, isolation, and shame. We cannot erase your stories of pain and suffering, but we can help you to heal and to find new ways of understanding yourself and others that lead to connection, understanding, and hope.
(972) 597-1861 View (972) 597-1861

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 75204

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 75204 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
84% Depression
71% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
62% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 75204 see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 75204?

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.