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Photo of Norma McCarthy, Licensed Professional Counselor in 76092, TX
Norma McCarthy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
Specializing in providing psychotherapy services to teenagers, adults, and couples, my work focuses on four main areas: 1. Symptom management for mental health conditions such as anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD, and depression 2. Processing trauma and loss. 3. Navigating life's transitions, such as moving from high school to college, college to the real world, empty nesting, divorce, and 4. Relationship counseling. I believe in working collaboratively with my clients. My approach is client-centered, authentic, and compassionate. I welcome your feedback which will enable me to tailor each session to meet your individual needs.
Specializing in providing psychotherapy services to teenagers, adults, and couples, my work focuses on four main areas: 1. Symptom management for mental health conditions such as anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD, and depression 2. Processing trauma and loss. 3. Navigating life's transitions, such as moving from high school to college, college to the real world, empty nesting, divorce, and 4. Relationship counseling. I believe in working collaboratively with my clients. My approach is client-centered, authentic, and compassionate. I welcome your feedback which will enable me to tailor each session to meet your individual needs.
(972) 489-3132 View (972) 489-3132
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Tricia Kane
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Southlake, TX 76092
Does the life you want to live feel out of your reach? Are you stuck in relationship issues, parent pain, anxiety or depression? Doing real life in a broken world can be overwhelming. No matter where you are in life, I would love the opportunity to help you to find hope, healing and freedom. I am devoted to being a relational therapist by walking in an authentic, empathetic, safe and accepting environment. If you are sick and tired of being stuck and are ready to start a journey of hope, please consider giving me a call today.
Does the life you want to live feel out of your reach? Are you stuck in relationship issues, parent pain, anxiety or depression? Doing real life in a broken world can be overwhelming. No matter where you are in life, I would love the opportunity to help you to find hope, healing and freedom. I am devoted to being a relational therapist by walking in an authentic, empathetic, safe and accepting environment. If you are sick and tired of being stuck and are ready to start a journey of hope, please consider giving me a call today.
(940) 468-4732 x1 View (940) 468-4732 x1
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Lillian Wendt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who believes that every person deserves to find joy in their authentic selves. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults in all life stages. I have experience working with trauma, LGBTQIA+ issues, depression, anxiety, and substance use. I use a holistic approach using evidenced-based treatment strategies like CBT, DBT, and person-centered therapy. I have enjoyed working with diverse populations throughout my career. Life is hard and I am ready to sit with you in the muck of life as we work together to help you learn skills and gain confidence so you can live into your most authentic life.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who believes that every person deserves to find joy in their authentic selves. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults in all life stages. I have experience working with trauma, LGBTQIA+ issues, depression, anxiety, and substance use. I use a holistic approach using evidenced-based treatment strategies like CBT, DBT, and person-centered therapy. I have enjoyed working with diverse populations throughout my career. Life is hard and I am ready to sit with you in the muck of life as we work together to help you learn skills and gain confidence so you can live into your most authentic life.
(817) 670-4607 View (817) 670-4607
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Kristen Diou
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
I love helping kids and teens find confidence within themselves to navigate the anxiety and pressure of school. Often times, my clients struggle with expressing themselves in healthy ways. Counseling is a great outlet for discovering new coping skills and healthy communication.
I love helping kids and teens find confidence within themselves to navigate the anxiety and pressure of school. Often times, my clients struggle with expressing themselves in healthy ways. Counseling is a great outlet for discovering new coping skills and healthy communication.
(940) 242-3184 View (940) 242-3184
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Robert Mullen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
Bob Mullen is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 27 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, anger management, and grief counseling. He treats patients aged 18 and older utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Person-Centered counseling in his approach with clients. Bob has extensive experience counseling adults, seniors, families, and couples in clinical, outpatient, settings. Bob has a Master's in Counselor Education from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and holds a Doctorate in Adult Education from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.
Bob Mullen is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 27 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, anger management, and grief counseling. He treats patients aged 18 and older utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Person-Centered counseling in his approach with clients. Bob has extensive experience counseling adults, seniors, families, and couples in clinical, outpatient, settings. Bob has a Master's in Counselor Education from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, and holds a Doctorate in Adult Education from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville.
(817) 242-4565 View (817) 242-4565
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Mind Body Optimization- Southlake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC-I, NCC
Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
People experience events & find meaning uniquely, shaping how we view the world. You are the expert in you. Our role is to work with & support you, as we collaborate to discover what will help you feel healthy, whole, and hopeful. Bring anything to our conversation- shed any shame! We value your voice & feedback, and will work to create a safe, trusting, therapeutic relationship. Whether you just want some "me time" conversation, to maintain healthy relationships, are really struggling, or unsure what you may need, we're here to be an empathetic listener & non-judgmental support. All clients are welcomed & affirmed!
People experience events & find meaning uniquely, shaping how we view the world. You are the expert in you. Our role is to work with & support you, as we collaborate to discover what will help you feel healthy, whole, and hopeful. Bring anything to our conversation- shed any shame! We value your voice & feedback, and will work to create a safe, trusting, therapeutic relationship. Whether you just want some "me time" conversation, to maintain healthy relationships, are really struggling, or unsure what you may need, we're here to be an empathetic listener & non-judgmental support. All clients are welcomed & affirmed!
(817) 813-9970 View (817) 813-9970
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Kate Casey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, JD
Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
My warm personality and active listening style contribute to the calm, supportive, and respectful environment I create for my clients. I join with each client to explore, find meaning, and facilitate lasting change in the face of life's challenges and opportunities. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop an individualized and holistic approach to wellness. The aim of this approach is to help clients experience a sense of relief and develop strategies for lasting change and enduring success. I believe that education and encouragement empower clients to cope with life's challenges, and move forward with confidence.
My warm personality and active listening style contribute to the calm, supportive, and respectful environment I create for my clients. I join with each client to explore, find meaning, and facilitate lasting change in the face of life's challenges and opportunities. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop an individualized and holistic approach to wellness. The aim of this approach is to help clients experience a sense of relief and develop strategies for lasting change and enduring success. I believe that education and encouragement empower clients to cope with life's challenges, and move forward with confidence.
(817) 385-9041 View (817) 385-9041
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Allison Fullmer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A, MA, EYRT500
Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
My goal is to work with individuals, couples, and families to find a better quality of life with less stress and worry, and more relief and peace. I work with families moving through crisis and change whether that be divorce, the blending of families, mental illness, transition, grief, or finding their passion for what they want to do and who they want to be.
My goal is to work with individuals, couples, and families to find a better quality of life with less stress and worry, and more relief and peace. I work with families moving through crisis and change whether that be divorce, the blending of families, mental illness, transition, grief, or finding their passion for what they want to do and who they want to be.
(817) 241-5398 View (817) 241-5398
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April Haley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT
Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
It takes courage to pursue this step and release your innermost thoughts and struggles. I believe in building a trusting relationship with my clients and providing a safe space with no judgment, so you will feel open to sharing your emotions and experiences. I strive to empower clients so you obtain the tools and resources needed to make positive changes in your life. Since all individuals and families are unique, I use various therapeutic modalities and a holistic approach to support you throughout your journey of growth and healing.
It takes courage to pursue this step and release your innermost thoughts and struggles. I believe in building a trusting relationship with my clients and providing a safe space with no judgment, so you will feel open to sharing your emotions and experiences. I strive to empower clients so you obtain the tools and resources needed to make positive changes in your life. Since all individuals and families are unique, I use various therapeutic modalities and a holistic approach to support you throughout your journey of growth and healing.
(817) 662-0690 View (817) 662-0690
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Allie Austin
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
Allie believes that healing begins with connection and would love to connect with you. Everyone has a unique story to tell, but as humans, we can empathize with one another through felt emotions. Allie depends upon her relationship with clients to build trust and provide a safe space for clients to share their story. Allie is passionate about helping clients of all ages including children, adolescent, and adults.
Allie believes that healing begins with connection and would love to connect with you. Everyone has a unique story to tell, but as humans, we can empathize with one another through felt emotions. Allie depends upon her relationship with clients to build trust and provide a safe space for clients to share their story. Allie is passionate about helping clients of all ages including children, adolescent, and adults.
(817) 873-2305 View (817) 873-2305
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Stephanie Thurston-Simmons Lpc Lsotp Ch
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LSOTP, License, Dereg
Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
At New Solutions Counseling, as an experienced clinician of 25 years, I treat various needs with extensive trainings & have a passion for healing. Needs may include relationship/marital issues, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, chronic pain/illness, headache/migraines, sexual addiction, infidelity, abuse, addictions, sex trafficking, First Responder/military trauma, & everything in between. Clients seek help that is directive, objective, yet empathetic. Treatment is tailored to a client's specific needs & the approach is research-supported (EMDR/hypnotherapy/EFT). But, the therapeutic relationship is the most important and what I most enjoy.
At New Solutions Counseling, as an experienced clinician of 25 years, I treat various needs with extensive trainings & have a passion for healing. Needs may include relationship/marital issues, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, chronic pain/illness, headache/migraines, sexual addiction, infidelity, abuse, addictions, sex trafficking, First Responder/military trauma, & everything in between. Clients seek help that is directive, objective, yet empathetic. Treatment is tailored to a client's specific needs & the approach is research-supported (EMDR/hypnotherapy/EFT). But, the therapeutic relationship is the most important and what I most enjoy.
(817) 385-9646 View (817) 385-9646
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Beth Boatman, LPC-S, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
Are you struggling with on-going conflict in your marriage, parenting, family, career, or co-workers? Have you had a recent loss in your life? If so, you may be feeling powerless or hopeless you can get through this. I am here to help you find the stability and sense of well being you deserve and need in life to live a happier, healthier life. I am a very interactive therapist and would like to partner with you to help you get back to living.
Are you struggling with on-going conflict in your marriage, parenting, family, career, or co-workers? Have you had a recent loss in your life? If so, you may be feeling powerless or hopeless you can get through this. I am here to help you find the stability and sense of well being you deserve and need in life to live a happier, healthier life. I am a very interactive therapist and would like to partner with you to help you get back to living.
(678) 840-9283 View (678) 840-9283
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Ellie Mental Health Southlake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
Ellie Mental Health in Southlake, Texas isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
Ellie Mental Health in Southlake, Texas isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
(817) 518-7114 View (817) 518-7114
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Joshua L Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Southlake, TX 76092  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Depression, anger, anxiety, and just trying to figure out how to make it in the world today can be difficult to do alone. My passion is to guide people through this journey to help them find peace in an otherwise chaotic world. If you are ready for change and want to talk to someone that can help you feel grounded and ready to face the world, please reach out to me.
Accepting new clients! Depression, anger, anxiety, and just trying to figure out how to make it in the world today can be difficult to do alone. My passion is to guide people through this journey to help them find peace in an otherwise chaotic world. If you are ready for change and want to talk to someone that can help you feel grounded and ready to face the world, please reach out to me.
(817) 662-4520 View (817) 662-4520
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Cherie Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified
4 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
If your relationship with food feels like a battle and is making you miserable, let’s get you on a path to calling a truce with food. You really can break free from patterns like dieting, restrictive eating, and bingeing. Imagine all the time and mental space you’ll have after letting go of all the food rules and obsessions! If you also struggle with body shame, you can learn to accept your body and not be defined by your appearance anymore. We promise, you are more than what you look like! We will also work on healing any issues that occur alongside your food struggles, like depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, or substance use.
If your relationship with food feels like a battle and is making you miserable, let’s get you on a path to calling a truce with food. You really can break free from patterns like dieting, restrictive eating, and bingeing. Imagine all the time and mental space you’ll have after letting go of all the food rules and obsessions! If you also struggle with body shame, you can learn to accept your body and not be defined by your appearance anymore. We promise, you are more than what you look like! We will also work on healing any issues that occur alongside your food struggles, like depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, or substance use.
(817) 809-9971 View (817) 809-9971
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Compass Counseling Southlake
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPC
Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
Life contains a variety of challenges that can hinder you from experiencing an abundant life! Some of these challenges may feel like a mountain— impossible to climb; too difficult to navigate on your own. That is why Compass Counseling exists to help people where they are. We have a heart to walk closely with a variety of individuals in an effort to help them find true freedom from life issues that keep them from experiencing all that God has for them. We want to be a safe place where people can be real with a counselor that tries to be real with them. Everyone has a mountain to overcome. Let us help you with yours. Deut 2:3
Life contains a variety of challenges that can hinder you from experiencing an abundant life! Some of these challenges may feel like a mountain— impossible to climb; too difficult to navigate on your own. That is why Compass Counseling exists to help people where they are. We have a heart to walk closely with a variety of individuals in an effort to help them find true freedom from life issues that keep them from experiencing all that God has for them. We want to be a safe place where people can be real with a counselor that tries to be real with them. Everyone has a mountain to overcome. Let us help you with yours. Deut 2:3
(682) 204-7404 View (682) 204-7404
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Mendy Landreth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NCC, RPT, CCPRT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
Affectionately called "a mender of people," Mendy Landreth uses her compassion and empathy to bring healing to individuals and families with various needs. Her extensive training as a Registered Play Therapist has been the backbone of her powerful work with children and has made her more attuned to adolescent and adult clients as well. Mendy utilizes sandtray therapy and other expressive art activities with interested clients of all ages. As a Certified Child-Parent Relationship Therapist, Mendy has successfully trained parents, grandparents, and other counselors with practical tools that reduce conflict and increase family unity.
Affectionately called "a mender of people," Mendy Landreth uses her compassion and empathy to bring healing to individuals and families with various needs. Her extensive training as a Registered Play Therapist has been the backbone of her powerful work with children and has made her more attuned to adolescent and adult clients as well. Mendy utilizes sandtray therapy and other expressive art activities with interested clients of all ages. As a Certified Child-Parent Relationship Therapist, Mendy has successfully trained parents, grandparents, and other counselors with practical tools that reduce conflict and increase family unity.
(817) 873-2305 View (817) 873-2305
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Melinda S Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092  (Online Only)
I’m guessing, those crap moments of life are getting the best of you. They bring chaos that can suck the life out of us and literally ruin some or all areas we have worked so hard to be successful in, relationships, career growth, raising amazing kids, or even the small things like keeping the kitchen clean, not being late to work, brushing our teeth like we have been told our entire lives. Being consistently overwhelmed can create anxiety or depression, which often turns into isolation and irritation, and we become our worst critics. As you try to do all the things to manage life, there is still no relief.
I’m guessing, those crap moments of life are getting the best of you. They bring chaos that can suck the life out of us and literally ruin some or all areas we have worked so hard to be successful in, relationships, career growth, raising amazing kids, or even the small things like keeping the kitchen clean, not being late to work, brushing our teeth like we have been told our entire lives. Being consistently overwhelmed can create anxiety or depression, which often turns into isolation and irritation, and we become our worst critics. As you try to do all the things to manage life, there is still no relief.
(817) 985-3809 View (817) 985-3809
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Karin Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Southlake, TX 76092
Karin Hunt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 1999. She has a Masters in Social Work has consistently sought out opportunities to grow herself and her skills throughout her years of practice. She believes in continuing her education and learning how to stay current with new ideas to be able to best provide for her clients. Karin is a relationship-based therapist. She views the relationship as the practice ground for new skills and a safe place from which the client can draw new experiences. She believes that it is so fundamental to the outcome of therapy, that she connect with her clients.
Karin Hunt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 1999. She has a Masters in Social Work has consistently sought out opportunities to grow herself and her skills throughout her years of practice. She believes in continuing her education and learning how to stay current with new ideas to be able to best provide for her clients. Karin is a relationship-based therapist. She views the relationship as the practice ground for new skills and a safe place from which the client can draw new experiences. She believes that it is so fundamental to the outcome of therapy, that she connect with her clients.
(817) 241-5760 View (817) 241-5760
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Alix Rudd
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southlake, TX 76092
Hi! It takes courage to take the first step to seek help in achieving your personal goals. I want to support you through collaboration, empathy and privacy by providing a space for you to feel safe, secure, supported, and free of judgement so you are able to fully explore and strengthen your relationship within yourself and with others.
Hi! It takes courage to take the first step to seek help in achieving your personal goals. I want to support you through collaboration, empathy and privacy by providing a space for you to feel safe, secure, supported, and free of judgement so you are able to fully explore and strengthen your relationship within yourself and with others.
(817) 290-9528 View (817) 290-9528

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Number of Therapists in 76092

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 76092 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 76092 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in 76092?

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.