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Haley L Garth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77043
"What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create." -- Buddha. Thanks for stopping by. I provide services for both adults and children. I am passionate about working to address anxiety, depression, social/peer concerns, and more. I specialize in play therapy working with children ages 2-12. I believe children are better able to express their feelings, needs, experiences, and thoughts via play, rather than just words. Play therapy allows children to grow and heal at their own developmental level, and I strive to promote self awareness, self expression, and improved relationships.
"What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create." -- Buddha. Thanks for stopping by. I provide services for both adults and children. I am passionate about working to address anxiety, depression, social/peer concerns, and more. I specialize in play therapy working with children ages 2-12. I believe children are better able to express their feelings, needs, experiences, and thoughts via play, rather than just words. Play therapy allows children to grow and heal at their own developmental level, and I strive to promote self awareness, self expression, and improved relationships.
(713) 766-5566 x131 View (713) 766-5566 x131
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Your Safe Space: Therapy & Wellness, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77043  (Online Only)
Hello, My name is Siedah and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and owner of Your Safe Space: Therapy & Wellness, PLLC. I am a compassionate and dedicated licensed therapist committed to supporting individuals on their journey toward emotional healing and personal growth. With over 5 years of experience in the field of mental health, I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations facing a wide range of challenges. I specialize in providing support for individuals experiencing: Anxiety and Stress Management, Depression and Mood Disorders Trauma and PTSD Relationship Issues and Communication Skills, Self-Esteem.
Hello, My name is Siedah and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and owner of Your Safe Space: Therapy & Wellness, PLLC. I am a compassionate and dedicated licensed therapist committed to supporting individuals on their journey toward emotional healing and personal growth. With over 5 years of experience in the field of mental health, I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations facing a wide range of challenges. I specialize in providing support for individuals experiencing: Anxiety and Stress Management, Depression and Mood Disorders Trauma and PTSD Relationship Issues and Communication Skills, Self-Esteem.
(832) 990-9715 View (832) 990-9715
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Alessa Castillo
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, MA
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77043  (Online Only)
We all face challenges in our lives and the way that we make sense of those challenges is unique to each person. Although none of us are exempt from challenges, I have found that there are often choices regarding how we can cope with difficulties in our lives. Therapy provides an opportunity for growth, learning new coping skills, managing emotions in a healthy manner, and more importantly, for you to be heard as an individual.
We all face challenges in our lives and the way that we make sense of those challenges is unique to each person. Although none of us are exempt from challenges, I have found that there are often choices regarding how we can cope with difficulties in our lives. Therapy provides an opportunity for growth, learning new coping skills, managing emotions in a healthy manner, and more importantly, for you to be heard as an individual.
(832) 979-8693 View (832) 979-8693
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Hannah Ashworth
LPC Associate, MS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77043  (Online Only)
When life presents us with challenges, we may find that the people or strategies we've leaned on in the past no longer help us. This can leave us feeling confused, anxious, upset, or off balance. Therapy is a collaborative process that can help us better understand ourselves and find ways of coping with or adapting to our circumstances. Whether therapy is the first or last thing you’re trying after deciding that something needs to change, I want to commend you for taking steps to care for your well-being.
When life presents us with challenges, we may find that the people or strategies we've leaned on in the past no longer help us. This can leave us feeling confused, anxious, upset, or off balance. Therapy is a collaborative process that can help us better understand ourselves and find ways of coping with or adapting to our circumstances. Whether therapy is the first or last thing you’re trying after deciding that something needs to change, I want to commend you for taking steps to care for your well-being.
(713) 401-1167 View (713) 401-1167
Photo of James Lewis, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 77043, TX
James Lewis
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77043
Do you ask yourself why you cannot stop some behaviors you wish to change? Has someone suggested to you that you have a problem with addictive behavior? I offer private, confidential, one-on-one therapy to help you solve these problems. Therapy sessions are available at my office with complete privacy. E-mail is often the best initial way to contact me, telling me something about yourself and what aspect you desire assistance or coaching to achieve personal change. Feel free to call me, but please accept that I may not be available to answer when you first call, so do leave a message asking me to return your call.
Do you ask yourself why you cannot stop some behaviors you wish to change? Has someone suggested to you that you have a problem with addictive behavior? I offer private, confidential, one-on-one therapy to help you solve these problems. Therapy sessions are available at my office with complete privacy. E-mail is often the best initial way to contact me, telling me something about yourself and what aspect you desire assistance or coaching to achieve personal change. Feel free to call me, but please accept that I may not be available to answer when you first call, so do leave a message asking me to return your call.
(281) 940-2426 View (281) 940-2426
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Eileen Peters Franklin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77043
Eileen Peters Franklin is a mental health professional with years of experience and credentials to match. Eileen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Texas. She has worked for over thirty years in counseling and psychotherapy. . Eileen has worked throughout her career as a professional in mental health. She provides quality care coordinating treatment goals.
Eileen Peters Franklin is a mental health professional with years of experience and credentials to match. Eileen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Texas. She has worked for over thirty years in counseling and psychotherapy. . Eileen has worked throughout her career as a professional in mental health. She provides quality care coordinating treatment goals.
(346) 617-2810 View (346) 617-2810
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El Camino Counseling, PLLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CART
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77043  (Online Only)
The driving force that makes each therapy session successful is how hard my client works to achieve his/her goals. It takes a lot to seek therapy and the first step is the most difficult one. However, I believe in the innate power that my client has within him/herself to find a way, El Camino. My approach is client centered, but at times direct because I am not afraid to work on what may be difficult for you to face.
The driving force that makes each therapy session successful is how hard my client works to achieve his/her goals. It takes a lot to seek therapy and the first step is the most difficult one. However, I believe in the innate power that my client has within him/herself to find a way, El Camino. My approach is client centered, but at times direct because I am not afraid to work on what may be difficult for you to face.
(281) 402-8839 View (281) 402-8839
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Chris Chang
LMFT, Intern, MDiv
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77043
Are you in a relationship that feels broken or stuck? Are you caring for a loved one who has a special need or disability? Are you a BIPOC who is feeling the weight of guilt and shame from family or society? These challenges and struggles have been a part of my own journey. I have felt hurt, unseen, and lost. I want to help by coming alongside you and providing care and support as you navigate life.
Are you in a relationship that feels broken or stuck? Are you caring for a loved one who has a special need or disability? Are you a BIPOC who is feeling the weight of guilt and shame from family or society? These challenges and struggles have been a part of my own journey. I have felt hurt, unseen, and lost. I want to help by coming alongside you and providing care and support as you navigate life.
(346) 482-0616 View (346) 482-0616
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Icare4you
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77043  (Online Only)
Welcome my name is Kareem Hicks and I commend anyone that has the desire to grow. Often times, our environments & comfort zones may stagnate or stunt our growth. To me there is no such thing as the ideal client when it comes to therapy. The ideal client to me would be a client who is willing to act and commit on barriers that they are facing currently. The purpose of therapy is to align the individual with the tools to overcome barriers that hinder growth and stability.
Welcome my name is Kareem Hicks and I commend anyone that has the desire to grow. Often times, our environments & comfort zones may stagnate or stunt our growth. To me there is no such thing as the ideal client when it comes to therapy. The ideal client to me would be a client who is willing to act and commit on barriers that they are facing currently. The purpose of therapy is to align the individual with the tools to overcome barriers that hinder growth and stability.
(832) 990-0718 View (832) 990-0718
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Khayah Hodges
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77043  (Online Only)
Are you currently feeling anxiety and need help processing your emotions? It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you're ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am a licensed therapist with over 5 years of experience. I offer services specializing in trauma therapy, anxiety, depression, stress, and anger management. My therapy style is warm and and interactive. I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
Are you currently feeling anxiety and need help processing your emotions? It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you're ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am a licensed therapist with over 5 years of experience. I offer services specializing in trauma therapy, anxiety, depression, stress, and anger management. My therapy style is warm and and interactive. I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
(832) 263-7852 View (832) 263-7852
Photo of Marcelina M Washington, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77043, TX
Marcelina M Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCDC, NCC, DMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77043
Available Nights & Weekends. There is absolutely nothing more daunting, then a present difficult situation, without a beneficial solution. Right? While facing adversities can be rough, facing adversity without the appropriate navigational tools can be catastrophic. Hi, my name is Marcelina Washington and I am interested in the human story and experience. It is my belief that you have within yourself the power to restore or recreate your life, your way. My task is to create a safe environment for you to examine these areas and guidance to explore personal thoughts centered around your wellness journey.
Available Nights & Weekends. There is absolutely nothing more daunting, then a present difficult situation, without a beneficial solution. Right? While facing adversities can be rough, facing adversity without the appropriate navigational tools can be catastrophic. Hi, my name is Marcelina Washington and I am interested in the human story and experience. It is my belief that you have within yourself the power to restore or recreate your life, your way. My task is to create a safe environment for you to examine these areas and guidance to explore personal thoughts centered around your wellness journey.
(346) 245-5380 View (346) 245-5380
Photo of Meagan S Howard, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77043, TX
Meagan S Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77043  (Online Only)
Has life and its experiences been weighing you down? Are you having difficulty escaping your current rut or do you feel trapped in it? Allow me to collaborate with you and help you free yourself. My goal is to assist you in understanding and working through how you’re feeling and why. As a team, you and I will develop and implement a plan to improve your view of life and self. Life can become heavy and my goal is to empower you, educate you and provide you with the tools to better manage the weight.
Has life and its experiences been weighing you down? Are you having difficulty escaping your current rut or do you feel trapped in it? Allow me to collaborate with you and help you free yourself. My goal is to assist you in understanding and working through how you’re feeling and why. As a team, you and I will develop and implement a plan to improve your view of life and self. Life can become heavy and my goal is to empower you, educate you and provide you with the tools to better manage the weight.
(346) 220-2023 View (346) 220-2023
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Cecelia Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, CART, BCPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77043  (Online Only)
Jeremiah 29:11 Says; For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord; plans of good and not evil, to give you a future & a hope. Experiencing a breakdown in functioning, communication, depression, grief, marital issues, trauma, abuse, etc. I am here to help you live a more productive life. I provide Christian Counseling for Individuals, Pre-marital and Marriage Counseling to Adults Only.
Jeremiah 29:11 Says; For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord; plans of good and not evil, to give you a future & a hope. Experiencing a breakdown in functioning, communication, depression, grief, marital issues, trauma, abuse, etc. I am here to help you live a more productive life. I provide Christian Counseling for Individuals, Pre-marital and Marriage Counseling to Adults Only.
(281) 724-5035 View (281) 724-5035
Photo of Maribelle Lock, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77043, TX
Maribelle Lock
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77043
There is no doubt that life can get hard, and sometimes we just need to talk about it. I use a very heartfelt and humanistic approach when it comes to therapy because as a human being myself, I have seen my own share of adversity and strife. I use a cognitive behavioral approach as well. I truly believe the way one thinks greatly influences their emotions and behaviors. Every person has a story, and I seek to get to know that story. I feel in order to truly understand where one is in life, it is important to understand where they have been.
There is no doubt that life can get hard, and sometimes we just need to talk about it. I use a very heartfelt and humanistic approach when it comes to therapy because as a human being myself, I have seen my own share of adversity and strife. I use a cognitive behavioral approach as well. I truly believe the way one thinks greatly influences their emotions and behaviors. Every person has a story, and I seek to get to know that story. I feel in order to truly understand where one is in life, it is important to understand where they have been.
(469) 599-4023 View (469) 599-4023
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WellQor - Quality Online Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77043
WellQor is a new model in online therapy marrying the best of traditional and innovative approaches. We’re a full service psychology practice accessible online with a uniquely collaborative approach to care. This means your personal therapist works with a PsyD Clinical Director to review your care plan and and adjust your treatment to ensure you’re on the fastest path to living your best life. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, burnout, major life changes, or just finding a sense of purpose, our diverse and multi-specialty team of therapists is here to help.
WellQor is a new model in online therapy marrying the best of traditional and innovative approaches. We’re a full service psychology practice accessible online with a uniquely collaborative approach to care. This means your personal therapist works with a PsyD Clinical Director to review your care plan and and adjust your treatment to ensure you’re on the fastest path to living your best life. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, burnout, major life changes, or just finding a sense of purpose, our diverse and multi-specialty team of therapists is here to help.
(469) 297-9781 View (469) 297-9781
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Desiree Shankle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSSP
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77043  (Online Only)
Sometimes you may feel stuck in life. You may be able to manage your day to day tasks, but something is holding you back from your full potential. Over time, you have developed limiting beliefs about yourself. This may impact your job performance, parental duties, and/or relationships. You have difficulty managing your thoughts and emotions. Maybe you have signs of high functioning anxiety or depression. Either way, awareness is always the first step to change! Desiree believes life is a process, and at times people need a safe place to explore their thoughts and feelings.
Sometimes you may feel stuck in life. You may be able to manage your day to day tasks, but something is holding you back from your full potential. Over time, you have developed limiting beliefs about yourself. This may impact your job performance, parental duties, and/or relationships. You have difficulty managing your thoughts and emotions. Maybe you have signs of high functioning anxiety or depression. Either way, awareness is always the first step to change! Desiree believes life is a process, and at times people need a safe place to explore their thoughts and feelings.
(832) 802-6587 View (832) 802-6587
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Kimberly Stapert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77043
Kimberly Stapert Beard, MSW, LCSW has over 20 years of clinical experience. Kimberly strives to build authentic relationships founded on unconditional positive regard in order to facilitate holistic growth, hope, and healing. Whether you are struggling with a temporary setback or an ongoing problem, I can assist you; there is HOPE. It is my belief that, as human beings, we all face life challenges, be they relational, personal, emotional, spiritual, or physical, and our mental health affects how we respond to these challenges. I offer individual, couples, and family counseling for youth (age 10+) and adults.
Kimberly Stapert Beard, MSW, LCSW has over 20 years of clinical experience. Kimberly strives to build authentic relationships founded on unconditional positive regard in order to facilitate holistic growth, hope, and healing. Whether you are struggling with a temporary setback or an ongoing problem, I can assist you; there is HOPE. It is my belief that, as human beings, we all face life challenges, be they relational, personal, emotional, spiritual, or physical, and our mental health affects how we respond to these challenges. I offer individual, couples, and family counseling for youth (age 10+) and adults.
(832) 281-4304 View (832) 281-4304
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Althea Cortez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77043  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Let me first acknowledge and commend you for taking the initial step in looking for a therapist. It is not an easy journey - it can feel scary, overwhelming, or even frustrating. My name is Althea, I am a Filipino-American Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am fluent in both English and Tagalog. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and have over 10 years of experience in mental health services in various areas, including outpatient, inpatient, and medical/hospital settings.
Let me first acknowledge and commend you for taking the initial step in looking for a therapist. It is not an easy journey - it can feel scary, overwhelming, or even frustrating. My name is Althea, I am a Filipino-American Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I am fluent in both English and Tagalog. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and have over 10 years of experience in mental health services in various areas, including outpatient, inpatient, and medical/hospital settings.
(281) 957-3206 View (281) 957-3206
Photo of Leticia Acosta, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77043, TX
Leticia Acosta
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77043
Hello, I am Letty Acosta, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Texas. If you are seeking mental health therapy, I am here to offer my expertise and support. Throughout our therapeutic journey together, I will tailor my approach to meet your unique needs and goals. I am dedicated to assisting you in finding practical solutions and fostering a greater sense of well-being. As a professional counselor based in Texas, I have had the honor of working with individuals facing a wide range of challenges. With a focus on adult clients, I specialize in helping individuals navigate various difficulties.
Hello, I am Letty Acosta, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Texas. If you are seeking mental health therapy, I am here to offer my expertise and support. Throughout our therapeutic journey together, I will tailor my approach to meet your unique needs and goals. I am dedicated to assisting you in finding practical solutions and fostering a greater sense of well-being. As a professional counselor based in Texas, I have had the honor of working with individuals facing a wide range of challenges. With a focus on adult clients, I specialize in helping individuals navigate various difficulties.
(832) 979-8467 View (832) 979-8467
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Cofield Counseling and Clinical Supervision
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS, LPCS, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77043  (Online Only)
Welcome to the first step in your healing journey! I specialize in helping clients rediscover themselves, work through unresolved issues, and cope with life transitions while providing an authentic, comfortable and supportive environment. I believe the counseling relationship is crucial in the healing journey and I provide a laid back and relatable approach to therapy. Together we will work to process long standing behavior patterns and negative perceptions that are impacting your life.
Welcome to the first step in your healing journey! I specialize in helping clients rediscover themselves, work through unresolved issues, and cope with life transitions while providing an authentic, comfortable and supportive environment. I believe the counseling relationship is crucial in the healing journey and I provide a laid back and relatable approach to therapy. Together we will work to process long standing behavior patterns and negative perceptions that are impacting your life.
(704) 237-6516 View (704) 237-6516

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 77043

30+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 77043 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
81% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
72% Family Conflict
72% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Aetna
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 77043 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 77043?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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