Therapists in 76104

Photo of Ronah Chanelle Strand, Licensed Professional Counselor in 76104, TX
Ronah Chanelle Strand
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Ronah Strand is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 5 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults address their life challenges to live more fulfilled lives. Ronah has ample experience working in hospital settings, mental health hospital settings, and private practice settings, thus giving her ample experience specializing in depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, major life transitions, substance use, schizophrenia, bipolar, and more.
Ronah Strand is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 5 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults address their life challenges to live more fulfilled lives. Ronah has ample experience working in hospital settings, mental health hospital settings, and private practice settings, thus giving her ample experience specializing in depression, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, major life transitions, substance use, schizophrenia, bipolar, and more.
(817) 383-2186 View (817) 383-2186
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Cassi Miles
LPC Associate, MS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Do you sometimes feel as though you are trapped in your own head? Do you feel disconnected from the present moment, unable to experience profound connection, relaxation, and joy because you are dwelling on the past or worried about the future? Have you “worked through” difficult past experiences in traditional therapy, but still feel as though your problems continue to linger? If you found yourself nodding while reading any or all of these questions, you may have unresolved trauma affecting your nervous system. Using specialized techniques that target the nervous system, I can help you release that trauma once and for all.
Do you sometimes feel as though you are trapped in your own head? Do you feel disconnected from the present moment, unable to experience profound connection, relaxation, and joy because you are dwelling on the past or worried about the future? Have you “worked through” difficult past experiences in traditional therapy, but still feel as though your problems continue to linger? If you found yourself nodding while reading any or all of these questions, you may have unresolved trauma affecting your nervous system. Using specialized techniques that target the nervous system, I can help you release that trauma once and for all.
(817) 286-5889 View (817) 286-5889
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Belén Cecilia Parga
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104
I work with clients from ages seven to seventy years old with various issues from depression to trauma. I meet my clients where they are at and collaborate with them on their treatment goals. I am always conscientious of how my clients are feeling and always discuss our next steps beforehand so my clients feel safe, seen and heard as they embark on their path to improved mental health. I know how difficult reaching out for help can be for my clients and walking them through the consultation call to the first session is so important they are met with dignity each step of the way.
I work with clients from ages seven to seventy years old with various issues from depression to trauma. I meet my clients where they are at and collaborate with them on their treatment goals. I am always conscientious of how my clients are feeling and always discuss our next steps beforehand so my clients feel safe, seen and heard as they embark on their path to improved mental health. I know how difficult reaching out for help can be for my clients and walking them through the consultation call to the first session is so important they are met with dignity each step of the way.
(682) 228-3964 View (682) 228-3964
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Kaleasha Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Kaleasha Johnson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with 8 years of experience working with kids, teens, and families. Kaleasha specializes in trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, suicidality, and parent-child relationships. Her work history includes working at a nationally ranked children’s hospital providing evidence-based therapy and supervising other therapists in trauma-focused treatments at a children’s advocacy center. Kaleasha has dedicated her career to providing support to victims of trauma and abuse, and she has seen the power of support as victims become strong survivors.
Kaleasha Johnson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with 8 years of experience working with kids, teens, and families. Kaleasha specializes in trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, suicidality, and parent-child relationships. Her work history includes working at a nationally ranked children’s hospital providing evidence-based therapy and supervising other therapists in trauma-focused treatments at a children’s advocacy center. Kaleasha has dedicated her career to providing support to victims of trauma and abuse, and she has seen the power of support as victims become strong survivors.
(817) 567-2635 View (817) 567-2635
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Madi Elliott
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104
I enjoy working with couples, individuals, and families to create sustainable change in their quality of life, achieve their goals, and improve relationship dynamics. Creating awareness and understanding of our experiences growing up can contribute to one's ability to create change in current relationships. I work with individuals wanting to improve relationship dynamics, improve self-image, learn to set boundaries, improve overall wellness, navigate life transitions, and improve mental health. I work with couples and relational clients to enact change in a system to improve its functioning and satisfaction in the relationship.
I enjoy working with couples, individuals, and families to create sustainable change in their quality of life, achieve their goals, and improve relationship dynamics. Creating awareness and understanding of our experiences growing up can contribute to one's ability to create change in current relationships. I work with individuals wanting to improve relationship dynamics, improve self-image, learn to set boundaries, improve overall wellness, navigate life transitions, and improve mental health. I work with couples and relational clients to enact change in a system to improve its functioning and satisfaction in the relationship.
(817) 631-8184 View (817) 631-8184
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Perla Salazar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104
No matter where you are in life, you are never alone. You will discover this through the relationship that we will build together. You are important and you matter, regardless of your story. I believe each person has the innate ability to foster his or her own growth, with the appropriate support and environment. My role is to listen empathically while providing a nonjudgmental environment so that you can begin or continue your personal journey.
No matter where you are in life, you are never alone. You will discover this through the relationship that we will build together. You are important and you matter, regardless of your story. I believe each person has the innate ability to foster his or her own growth, with the appropriate support and environment. My role is to listen empathically while providing a nonjudgmental environment so that you can begin or continue your personal journey.
(817) 242-9634 View (817) 242-9634
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Victoria Gonzales
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Not accepting new clients
Let's get real…I know you noticed the name of my practice, so there’s no need to beat around shit. You’re clearly not here looking for a therapist that your g-ma would approve of. You’re here because you’re going through shit and you’re looking for someone to hear you, see you, and be real with you. Hell, maybe you realize that you’re having a hard time doing different shit even though you know it’s what you need – this is what I refer to as “getting in your own damn way.” Well, if all this sounds about, you’re in the right place.
Let's get real…I know you noticed the name of my practice, so there’s no need to beat around shit. You’re clearly not here looking for a therapist that your g-ma would approve of. You’re here because you’re going through shit and you’re looking for someone to hear you, see you, and be real with you. Hell, maybe you realize that you’re having a hard time doing different shit even though you know it’s what you need – this is what I refer to as “getting in your own damn way.” Well, if all this sounds about, you’re in the right place.
(817) 482-5663 View (817) 482-5663
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Tristyn 'noell' DiBella
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Life keeps throwing punches and you keep absorbing the blows. You have gotten pretty skilled at seeming "fine" but, at the same time, you feel like at any moment you could burst. As a result, you've been feeling disconnected, misunderstood, and/or unseen. I believe my role in your counseling journey is to hold a safe space for you, challenge you, point out patterns and themes, assist you in making sense of what's going on, and empower you with skills that help you feel more grounded and in control.
Life keeps throwing punches and you keep absorbing the blows. You have gotten pretty skilled at seeming "fine" but, at the same time, you feel like at any moment you could burst. As a result, you've been feeling disconnected, misunderstood, and/or unseen. I believe my role in your counseling journey is to hold a safe space for you, challenge you, point out patterns and themes, assist you in making sense of what's going on, and empower you with skills that help you feel more grounded and in control.
(214) 643-8593 View (214) 643-8593
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Richard E Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Thanks for taking a moment to review my profile. You might also want to check out my website for further information by going to the link www.richardmillercounseling.com. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with nearly 30 years experience treating most conditions and issues for people between the ages of 12 to 80 years of age. I am currently accepting new clients and do file with most major insurance companies if you wish. I provide individual, family, marital/couples counseling as well as group therapy. Treating Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Social Skills, Marital therapy and many other conditions. Thanks
Thanks for taking a moment to review my profile. You might also want to check out my website for further information by going to the link www.richardmillercounseling.com. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with nearly 30 years experience treating most conditions and issues for people between the ages of 12 to 80 years of age. I am currently accepting new clients and do file with most major insurance companies if you wish. I provide individual, family, marital/couples counseling as well as group therapy. Treating Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Social Skills, Marital therapy and many other conditions. Thanks
(817) 756-9009 View (817) 756-9009
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Cassie Bay
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Cassie works with the young and old; anyone experiencing, anxiety, depression, trauma or work-life transitions. She is EMDR trained. This allows her to effectively work with abuse, the emotional hangover caused by chaotic childhood, the daily traumas of first responders or any unforeseen circumstances that has someone experiencing PTSD. She works well with military spouses as these relationships have an important place in her heart.
Cassie works with the young and old; anyone experiencing, anxiety, depression, trauma or work-life transitions. She is EMDR trained. This allows her to effectively work with abuse, the emotional hangover caused by chaotic childhood, the daily traumas of first responders or any unforeseen circumstances that has someone experiencing PTSD. She works well with military spouses as these relationships have an important place in her heart.
(682) 228-3696 View (682) 228-3696
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Aldeena McAlister
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Aldeena McAlister is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. She has had the privilege of walking alongside clients as they navigate life's transitions and losses. Aldeena specializes in grief, depression, chronic illness, attachment issues, trauma, and women's issues. Her experience includes individual therapy, grief recovery groups, and inpatient therapy settings. This experience allows her to work with a wide range of mental health issues.
Aldeena McAlister is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. She has had the privilege of walking alongside clients as they navigate life's transitions and losses. Aldeena specializes in grief, depression, chronic illness, attachment issues, trauma, and women's issues. Her experience includes individual therapy, grief recovery groups, and inpatient therapy settings. This experience allows her to work with a wide range of mental health issues.
(817) 670-5428 View (817) 670-5428
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Rachel Henning
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CST
Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Therapy is a place to be seen and known and invited to heal. A collaborative and safe environment paves the way to grow, accept challenges, and move toward lasting change. A therapist sits in the hard places with clients and equips and empowers them to reach their goals.
Therapy is a place to be seen and known and invited to heal. A collaborative and safe environment paves the way to grow, accept challenges, and move toward lasting change. A therapist sits in the hard places with clients and equips and empowers them to reach their goals.
(682) 243-8506 View (682) 243-8506
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Andrew Santi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104
If there is one thing that I’ve learned in my more than ten years working as a therapist, it would be that life can be rough no matter who you are. And sometimes rough in ways you never thought it could be. What do YOU do when those rough times come? Not sure? Or have the ways you thought would fix things not worked? I work with individuals and couples feeling lost or unsure of what to do or where to turn when they have these rough times. I have been through times in life when I feel this way and love working with people to help find the best ways for them to deal with whatever rough patch, big or small, they may find themselves in.
If there is one thing that I’ve learned in my more than ten years working as a therapist, it would be that life can be rough no matter who you are. And sometimes rough in ways you never thought it could be. What do YOU do when those rough times come? Not sure? Or have the ways you thought would fix things not worked? I work with individuals and couples feeling lost or unsure of what to do or where to turn when they have these rough times. I have been through times in life when I feel this way and love working with people to help find the best ways for them to deal with whatever rough patch, big or small, they may find themselves in.
(817) 339-6061 View (817) 339-6061
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Danielle McDaniel
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104
NEW Clients Needed! I work with clients with all types of needs. I have a focus in mental health and substance abuse. I also love to work with dual-diagnosis clients that present with two or more psychiatric diagnosis, mental health with substance abuse, or anything in between. Your needs can include: Behavior modification; emotional regulation; treatment of anxiety and depression; completing your functions in every day life; if you struggle with grief, aging, end of life; adolescents; young adults; and children. I am here to help you identify your goals and tailor my treatment to fit your goal-specific needs.
NEW Clients Needed! I work with clients with all types of needs. I have a focus in mental health and substance abuse. I also love to work with dual-diagnosis clients that present with two or more psychiatric diagnosis, mental health with substance abuse, or anything in between. Your needs can include: Behavior modification; emotional regulation; treatment of anxiety and depression; completing your functions in every day life; if you struggle with grief, aging, end of life; adolescents; young adults; and children. I am here to help you identify your goals and tailor my treatment to fit your goal-specific needs.
(682) 356-2966 View (682) 356-2966
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Christian Hudson Wallis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76104  (Online Only)
Christian Hudson-Wallis is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas with over 5 years of professional experience assisting clients of all ages to cope with the effects of anxiety, depression, anger, bipolar disorder, trauma, and PTSD. Christian earned her Master's degree in Family Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University. Christian is skilled in using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), humanistic techniques, Rogerian methods, existential therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), the Gottman Method, and acceptance and commitment (ACT) approaches.
Christian Hudson-Wallis is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas with over 5 years of professional experience assisting clients of all ages to cope with the effects of anxiety, depression, anger, bipolar disorder, trauma, and PTSD. Christian earned her Master's degree in Family Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University. Christian is skilled in using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), humanistic techniques, Rogerian methods, existential therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), the Gottman Method, and acceptance and commitment (ACT) approaches.
(817) 330-6831 View (817) 330-6831
Photo of Madison Filar, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in 76104, TX
Madison Filar
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104
I enjoy working with clients with diverse lived experiences. With neurodivergent clients, I work within the neurodiversity paradigm, recognizing neurodivergence as a component of identity, rather than pathology. Together we may explore gender and sexual identity, relationship dynamics, life transitions, burnout, perfectionism, people-pleasing tendencies, and a variety of mental health patterns . My approach is strengths-based, trauma-informed, and person-centered, meaning that I treat each client as the expert of their own life and emphasize the importance of the therapeutic relationship.
I enjoy working with clients with diverse lived experiences. With neurodivergent clients, I work within the neurodiversity paradigm, recognizing neurodivergence as a component of identity, rather than pathology. Together we may explore gender and sexual identity, relationship dynamics, life transitions, burnout, perfectionism, people-pleasing tendencies, and a variety of mental health patterns . My approach is strengths-based, trauma-informed, and person-centered, meaning that I treat each client as the expert of their own life and emphasize the importance of the therapeutic relationship.
(682) 628-0021 View (682) 628-0021
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Lindsey Stanley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ADHD-CP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Exciting news! I am now accepting Medicare, Aetna, and Cigna. My expertise lies in providing therapy for individuals who are dealing with ADHD and Borderline Personality Disorder. I am confident that I can help you work through your challenges, whether it's related to relationships, coping skills, or any issues that you may be facing. My therapy sessions are designed for individuals who prefer a more conversational style of therapy. My approach is direct, straightforward, and highly effective. You can rest assured that you won't have to guess during our therapy sessions, as I will provide you with clear and actionable feedback.
Exciting news! I am now accepting Medicare, Aetna, and Cigna. My expertise lies in providing therapy for individuals who are dealing with ADHD and Borderline Personality Disorder. I am confident that I can help you work through your challenges, whether it's related to relationships, coping skills, or any issues that you may be facing. My therapy sessions are designed for individuals who prefer a more conversational style of therapy. My approach is direct, straightforward, and highly effective. You can rest assured that you won't have to guess during our therapy sessions, as I will provide you with clear and actionable feedback.
(682) 702-8938 View (682) 702-8938
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Sara Gawor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWS
Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76104  (Online Only)
Sara Gawor is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor (LCSW-S) who has been practicing social work in various settings for 9 years. Sara has a background with diverse clients and is eager to help adolescents, adults, and couples through all of the unexpected emotions and obstacles that life has in store.
Sara Gawor is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor (LCSW-S) who has been practicing social work in various settings for 9 years. Sara has a background with diverse clients and is eager to help adolescents, adults, and couples through all of the unexpected emotions and obstacles that life has in store.
(817) 383-2603 View (817) 383-2603
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Dinesh Shrestha
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC-I
Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76104
My goal of becoming a therapist came from my inner desire to help people in need of mental health help; guiding them in resolving those issues or at least make them be mindful of the issue’s impact they have on mental health and overall wellbeing. We, often, refrain from getting the help we need for many reasons, and in doing so we fail to seek the help we need and often forget that it’s never too late to ask for help. Reaching out can be the best thing that we can do in this phase of your life, and maybe get the help to be the best version of yourself.
My goal of becoming a therapist came from my inner desire to help people in need of mental health help; guiding them in resolving those issues or at least make them be mindful of the issue’s impact they have on mental health and overall wellbeing. We, often, refrain from getting the help we need for many reasons, and in doing so we fail to seek the help we need and often forget that it’s never too late to ask for help. Reaching out can be the best thing that we can do in this phase of your life, and maybe get the help to be the best version of yourself.
(281) 672-8389 View (281) 672-8389
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Taff W. Wennik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Fort Worth, TX 76104
I really love to work with people who find themselves at a place where something has to give....where staying the same is no longer an attractive option. It may feel like your relationship is stuck in a bad place, or that your family is spun out of control, or that you simply are not the best version of yourself. I work best with those who are ready to take a long honest look at the things that are hard to see..... those who are willing to be brave and learn how to create something different in their lives.
I really love to work with people who find themselves at a place where something has to give....where staying the same is no longer an attractive option. It may feel like your relationship is stuck in a bad place, or that your family is spun out of control, or that you simply are not the best version of yourself. I work best with those who are ready to take a long honest look at the things that are hard to see..... those who are willing to be brave and learn how to create something different in their lives.
(817) 442-3960 View (817) 442-3960

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Number of Therapists in 76104

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 76104 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
76% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth
76% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 76104 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
24% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 76104?

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.