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Glen Kidd
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weatherford, TX 76085  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Evenings available! Are you struggling with stress, anger, self-esteem, or communication? Are you trying to overcome anxiety and depression but continuing to feel stuck? Being in this place can feel overwhelming but you do not have to tackle it alone. I believe you have the tools to reach your goals but it can sometimes be challenging to know "how" to reach them.
Accepting new clients! Evenings available! Are you struggling with stress, anger, self-esteem, or communication? Are you trying to overcome anxiety and depression but continuing to feel stuck? Being in this place can feel overwhelming but you do not have to tackle it alone. I believe you have the tools to reach your goals but it can sometimes be challenging to know "how" to reach them.
(817) 670-3868 View (817) 670-3868
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Ernest G Armstrong
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Weatherford, TX 76085
I have worked in the field of counseling for many years. My education is from Abilene Christian University and Tarleton State University. My theoretical framework consists of Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, and Person Centered approach. I enjoy helping people decrease stress, increase motivation, and achieve work-life balance. I treat a wide range of areas, though I specialize in areas of, LGBTQ, geriatric, Alzheimer's, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.
I have worked in the field of counseling for many years. My education is from Abilene Christian University and Tarleton State University. My theoretical framework consists of Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, and Person Centered approach. I enjoy helping people decrease stress, increase motivation, and achieve work-life balance. I treat a wide range of areas, though I specialize in areas of, LGBTQ, geriatric, Alzheimer's, low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression.
(405) 353-6483 View (405) 353-6483
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Ingrid Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, CRC
Verified Verified
Weatherford, TX 76085
Imagine being able to move past traumas or a difficult childhood toward a healthier and happier you! I have over twenty years experience in the counseling, coaching and recovery fields. I use evidence based techniques as well as my extensive experience and empathic abilities to enhance your growth and healing, Mind, Body and Spirit! I fully believe that you are the expert of your own life and my role is to support you in finding the answers that already exist inside yourself. Start today! The results can be profound. I am licensed in the great states of Texas and Florida!
Imagine being able to move past traumas or a difficult childhood toward a healthier and happier you! I have over twenty years experience in the counseling, coaching and recovery fields. I use evidence based techniques as well as my extensive experience and empathic abilities to enhance your growth and healing, Mind, Body and Spirit! I fully believe that you are the expert of your own life and my role is to support you in finding the answers that already exist inside yourself. Start today! The results can be profound. I am licensed in the great states of Texas and Florida!
(817) 826-9339 View (817) 826-9339
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Jennifer Caudle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weatherford, TX 76085
Is a loud inner-critic or anxiety interfering with your relationships? Are you tired of beating yourself up and second-guessing if you’re enough? Are ready to finally have the romantic relationship you’ve always wanted, the career you’ve dreamed of, or the acceptance of a supportive friend group. You know what you want, but it feels like there’s a disconnect. Believing in yourself may feel out of reach and negative life experiences often overshadow our hopes and expectations for the future, making it really hard to recognize just how valuable and strong you are.
Is a loud inner-critic or anxiety interfering with your relationships? Are you tired of beating yourself up and second-guessing if you’re enough? Are ready to finally have the romantic relationship you’ve always wanted, the career you’ve dreamed of, or the acceptance of a supportive friend group. You know what you want, but it feels like there’s a disconnect. Believing in yourself may feel out of reach and negative life experiences often overshadow our hopes and expectations for the future, making it really hard to recognize just how valuable and strong you are.
(817) 578-6775 View (817) 578-6775
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Robin Leah Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate , MA, Lpc-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weatherford, TX 76085  (Online Only)
Welcome to a safe space where you can find support and guidance on your journey towards healing and well-being. With 7 years of experience in counseling individuals facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and mental and physical abuse, I am here to walk alongside you every step of the way. Using evidence-based modalities such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and a Person-Centered approach, I tailor my counseling sessions to meet your unique needs and empower you to make positive changes in your life.
Welcome to a safe space where you can find support and guidance on your journey towards healing and well-being. With 7 years of experience in counseling individuals facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and mental and physical abuse, I am here to walk alongside you every step of the way. Using evidence-based modalities such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and a Person-Centered approach, I tailor my counseling sessions to meet your unique needs and empower you to make positive changes in your life.
(682) 343-9639 View (682) 343-9639
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Brandy Chalmers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weatherford, TX 76085  (Online Only)
You may be struggling with anxiety, relationships, self esteem issues, feeling stressed or overwhelmed. My clients come to therapy because they are experiencing some or all of these challenges and are looking to feel better. Therapy can bring a different perspective to the difficulties you are experiencing and can provide you with the direction and confidence to achieve your goals, live in accordance to your values, and feel better. You are not alone and you don’t have to figure it all out by yourself. I would like to help.
You may be struggling with anxiety, relationships, self esteem issues, feeling stressed or overwhelmed. My clients come to therapy because they are experiencing some or all of these challenges and are looking to feel better. Therapy can bring a different perspective to the difficulties you are experiencing and can provide you with the direction and confidence to achieve your goals, live in accordance to your values, and feel better. You are not alone and you don’t have to figure it all out by yourself. I would like to help.
(325) 726-1775 View (325) 726-1775
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Marilyn Crawford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Weatherford, TX 76085
Welcome, my name is Marilyn Crawford and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I work with individuals and specialize in trauma resolution and attachment trauma using EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, and Attachment Therapy to help you process difficult experiences and emotions. I also have experience is working with clients experiencing anxiety, life transitions, and depression.
Welcome, my name is Marilyn Crawford and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I work with individuals and specialize in trauma resolution and attachment trauma using EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, and Attachment Therapy to help you process difficult experiences and emotions. I also have experience is working with clients experiencing anxiety, life transitions, and depression.
(512) 598-5146 View (512) 598-5146
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Delora Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Weatherford, TX 76085  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Delora Evans LPC-S, LCDC. I have been in the therapy/counseling field for over 20 years. I believe that people may sometimes need help in many areas of their lives, therefore I treat them with a person-centered, wholistic approach, with a person-centered approach, the therapist treats the whole person and is instrumental to the changes of the client but is not directly responsible for any change. One of my biggest strengths is that I have an enthusiastic and motivating personality. I am empathetic, compassionate, and humanistic in my approach to helping.
Hello, my name is Delora Evans LPC-S, LCDC. I have been in the therapy/counseling field for over 20 years. I believe that people may sometimes need help in many areas of their lives, therefore I treat them with a person-centered, wholistic approach, with a person-centered approach, the therapist treats the whole person and is instrumental to the changes of the client but is not directly responsible for any change. One of my biggest strengths is that I have an enthusiastic and motivating personality. I am empathetic, compassionate, and humanistic in my approach to helping.
(346) 486-4450 View (346) 486-4450
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Melissa Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weatherford, TX 76085
Are you at a loss with your child's anxiety or behaviors? Is your child or teen struggling with a traumatic event or difficulty at school? Let us help unlock their full potential again. I provide interactive therapy for children ages 4+, teens, and parents. My specialties are behavior concerns, trauma, foster care/adoption, autism, anxiety, dysregulation disorders, and life transitions such as new siblings, divorce and changes within the home. I utilize play therapy, sand tray therapy, somatic techniques, EMDR, LENS Neurofeedback and hands on resources to engage clients in developmentally appropriate ways.
Are you at a loss with your child's anxiety or behaviors? Is your child or teen struggling with a traumatic event or difficulty at school? Let us help unlock their full potential again. I provide interactive therapy for children ages 4+, teens, and parents. My specialties are behavior concerns, trauma, foster care/adoption, autism, anxiety, dysregulation disorders, and life transitions such as new siblings, divorce and changes within the home. I utilize play therapy, sand tray therapy, somatic techniques, EMDR, LENS Neurofeedback and hands on resources to engage clients in developmentally appropriate ways.
(817) 670-5732 View (817) 670-5732
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Ami Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Weatherford, TX 76085
You may have experienced disappointment or hurt in your relationship or feeling insecure and want more for your marriage. I want to empower and encourage you to heal the past, find emotional freedom, cultivate healthy relationships and give you tools for living your best life in whatever phase of life you are in.
You may have experienced disappointment or hurt in your relationship or feeling insecure and want more for your marriage. I want to empower and encourage you to heal the past, find emotional freedom, cultivate healthy relationships and give you tools for living your best life in whatever phase of life you are in.
(817) 783-4337 View (817) 783-4337
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Theresa Covington
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Weatherford, TX 76085
Not accepting new clients
You're tired, lonely, feel beat-down by life and not sure which direction to go anymore. You feel like your wheels are just spinning and you don't know how much more you can take. You had some ambition, but that seemed like years ago, and it did not get you where you wanted to be. You want more out of life, but don't know where to get it from or even how to start. You are trying to discover who you are and what you want out of life.
You're tired, lonely, feel beat-down by life and not sure which direction to go anymore. You feel like your wheels are just spinning and you don't know how much more you can take. You had some ambition, but that seemed like years ago, and it did not get you where you wanted to be. You want more out of life, but don't know where to get it from or even how to start. You are trying to discover who you are and what you want out of life.
(817) 799-6787 View (817) 799-6787
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Anna Mariea Skaggs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Weatherford, TX 76085
Knowing that “one size fits all” is not the approach a good therapist would take. But being that therapist that is able to assist you to take hold of your future and assist you to heal from the past might be worth your time. I focus on working with people who have issues with: Life/Work/School. Caregivers/parents. Teens and adults living with trauma, Physical/Sexual assault. I have worked 20+ yrs. with people. The elderly, foster parents, teens as a school counselor and therapy to children and families suffering from trauma.
Knowing that “one size fits all” is not the approach a good therapist would take. But being that therapist that is able to assist you to take hold of your future and assist you to heal from the past might be worth your time. I focus on working with people who have issues with: Life/Work/School. Caregivers/parents. Teens and adults living with trauma, Physical/Sexual assault. I have worked 20+ yrs. with people. The elderly, foster parents, teens as a school counselor and therapy to children and families suffering from trauma.
(817) 934-5872 View (817) 934-5872
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Brittany Briswalter Kuqi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weatherford, TX 76085
My ideal clients are young adults and teens struggling with confidence and mental health issues, as well as military veterans readjusting to civilian life and young kids in play therapy. They seek a safe space, guidance, and coping skills to overcome their challenges. Their goals include building self-esteem, achieving mental well-being, adapting to civilian life, finding purpose, and improving relationships. They desire to enhance their quality of life, overcome PTSD, express emotions, develop social skills, and foster positive connections.
My ideal clients are young adults and teens struggling with confidence and mental health issues, as well as military veterans readjusting to civilian life and young kids in play therapy. They seek a safe space, guidance, and coping skills to overcome their challenges. Their goals include building self-esteem, achieving mental well-being, adapting to civilian life, finding purpose, and improving relationships. They desire to enhance their quality of life, overcome PTSD, express emotions, develop social skills, and foster positive connections.
(817) 587-9540 View (817) 587-9540
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Stacen B. Martinez
LPC Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Weatherford, TX 76085
You don't want to go through the motions or go one more day without an all purposeful and passionate desire for your meaning in life. You want to stop looking back thinking "What could I have done differently or where did it all go wrong?" You want to move forward with a new beginning and refreshed sense of meaning and direction. It is absolutely not too late for you regardless of where you are or what you are seeking. It's possible to change for the better, seek for the better, and be you for your betterment. Be you for you.
You don't want to go through the motions or go one more day without an all purposeful and passionate desire for your meaning in life. You want to stop looking back thinking "What could I have done differently or where did it all go wrong?" You want to move forward with a new beginning and refreshed sense of meaning and direction. It is absolutely not too late for you regardless of where you are or what you are seeking. It's possible to change for the better, seek for the better, and be you for your betterment. Be you for you.
(254) 284-5335 View (254) 284-5335
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Kayla Sheffield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Weatherford, TX 76085  (Online Only)
Most of the clients I work with come to me with concerns around anxiety, grief, depression, postpartum stress, and life transitions. I find that most of my clients benefit from having a supportive therapist who builds strong trust from the first session in order to explore the root causes of their problems. Through this trusting therapeutic relationship, my clients develop the confidence and skills the need to problem-solve and live the life they want.
Most of the clients I work with come to me with concerns around anxiety, grief, depression, postpartum stress, and life transitions. I find that most of my clients benefit from having a supportive therapist who builds strong trust from the first session in order to explore the root causes of their problems. Through this trusting therapeutic relationship, my clients develop the confidence and skills the need to problem-solve and live the life they want.
(817) 634-5488 View (817) 634-5488
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Tracy D Tacquard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT-S, CMAT-S, EMDR, PIT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Weatherford, TX 76085
I offer a safe, supportive outpatient environment for individuals and couples, with an active focus on recovery from trauma, addiction and relapse recovery/prevention. For addictions I utilize a recovery task model to inspire and build an overall awareness, commitment, and responsibility to the treatment process. Individual therapy and group involvement maybe skillfully utilized to build emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health to strengthen ties with self and with others. To treat trauma my training and skill in DBT, PIT, and EMDR are used to assist clients towards achieving a more expedient recovery than the utilization of other typical therapy methods alone.
I offer a safe, supportive outpatient environment for individuals and couples, with an active focus on recovery from trauma, addiction and relapse recovery/prevention. For addictions I utilize a recovery task model to inspire and build an overall awareness, commitment, and responsibility to the treatment process. Individual therapy and group involvement maybe skillfully utilized to build emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health to strengthen ties with self and with others. To treat trauma my training and skill in DBT, PIT, and EMDR are used to assist clients towards achieving a more expedient recovery than the utilization of other typical therapy methods alone.
(682) 260-6918 View (682) 260-6918
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Jill Kolstad M.Ed., Educational Diagnostician
MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weatherford, TX 76085
Educational Diagnostician, Pre-K to adults, years; Special Education teacher Pre-K to 6th,15 years; Preschool teacher ages 2-5, 10 years; Developmental Reading Instructor, Tarrant County College, 5 years. Over the 40+ years in education, I have taught and assessed students who had cognitive (IQ), learning, attention and behavioral deficits. As a diagnostician, I assessed, wrote and presented Individual Education Plans or 504 Accommodation Plans for each student. I test for cognitive and learning disabilities, reading, dyslexia, math, attention, memory, processing and behavior issues, writing complete reports including Accommodations and parent information sheets about any deficits discovered.
Educational Diagnostician, Pre-K to adults, years; Special Education teacher Pre-K to 6th,15 years; Preschool teacher ages 2-5, 10 years; Developmental Reading Instructor, Tarrant County College, 5 years. Over the 40+ years in education, I have taught and assessed students who had cognitive (IQ), learning, attention and behavioral deficits. As a diagnostician, I assessed, wrote and presented Individual Education Plans or 504 Accommodation Plans for each student. I test for cognitive and learning disabilities, reading, dyslexia, math, attention, memory, processing and behavior issues, writing complete reports including Accommodations and parent information sheets about any deficits discovered.
(903) 225-1582 View (903) 225-1582
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Sara Reeves
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPC-A, LCDC-I
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Weatherford, TX 76085
Accepting new clients (June '24). My passion is working with autistic individuals or those that love someone with ASD. I strive to be a safe and understanding space where your neurodiversity is not only acknowledged but celebrated. If you are grappling with challenges related to neurodivergence & seek practical strategies to navigate these aspects of daily life more effectively I would love to help you! Therapy for autism is more than a support system, it's a catalyst for growth, resilience, and embracing the unique journey of being neurodivergent. Supervised by Laura Wright, LPC-S.
Accepting new clients (June '24). My passion is working with autistic individuals or those that love someone with ASD. I strive to be a safe and understanding space where your neurodiversity is not only acknowledged but celebrated. If you are grappling with challenges related to neurodivergence & seek practical strategies to navigate these aspects of daily life more effectively I would love to help you! Therapy for autism is more than a support system, it's a catalyst for growth, resilience, and embracing the unique journey of being neurodivergent. Supervised by Laura Wright, LPC-S.
(817) 383-2798 View (817) 383-2798
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Cheryl Nichols
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Weatherford, TX 76085  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling stressed, stuck, hopeless, or worried? We all need someone to listen and support us through life's challenges. I'm here to help you navigate whatever comes your way! With experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families, I have supported clients through trauma, depression, anxiety, gender fluidity, relationship issues, and family conflicts. Trained in systemic therapy, I recognize that no one exists in isolation. Let's explore how you can thrive within your community, family, and social circles.
Are you tired of feeling stressed, stuck, hopeless, or worried? We all need someone to listen and support us through life's challenges. I'm here to help you navigate whatever comes your way! With experience working with children, teens, adults, couples, and families, I have supported clients through trauma, depression, anxiety, gender fluidity, relationship issues, and family conflicts. Trained in systemic therapy, I recognize that no one exists in isolation. Let's explore how you can thrive within your community, family, and social circles.
(817) 438-3683 View (817) 438-3683
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Leslie Stephens
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Weatherford, TX 76085
Are stress, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or other blocks holding you back? Do you feel like you are stumbling through a life transition? Many people feel this way at some points in life. I help clients move through this and find success in your own way.
Are stress, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or other blocks holding you back? Do you feel like you are stumbling through a life transition? Many people feel this way at some points in life. I help clients move through this and find success in your own way.
(682) 214-3149 View (682) 214-3149
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Number of Therapists in 76085

20+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 76085 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
73% Depression
73% Life Transitions
68% Grief
68% Stress
64% Relationship Issues
59% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 76085 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
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How can I find a therapist in 76085?

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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.