Therapists in 77064

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Victoria Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
Victoria Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 12 years of experience in the mental health field. Victoria specializes in working with adolescents and adults with a wide range of trauma. Her ideal client is one who has experienced trauma that interferes with their relationships. They are wanting to be able to deal with the traumatic experience and learn ways to deal with others in an appropriate way, using healthy coping skills.
Victoria Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 12 years of experience in the mental health field. Victoria specializes in working with adolescents and adults with a wide range of trauma. Her ideal client is one who has experienced trauma that interferes with their relationships. They are wanting to be able to deal with the traumatic experience and learn ways to deal with others in an appropriate way, using healthy coping skills.
(832) 501-9550 View (832) 501-9550
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Krystle King
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTSI
Verified
Houston, TX 77064  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life is not a simple thing, it is full of mystery, joy, pain, sadness, obstacles, and successes and people are no different. I know how terrifying it can be to be on that side of the couch and I appreciate the strength it takes to take this first step. It's my philosophy that people are unique, and we all have our own path on which we tread; however, that path exists inside a world that is created by something outside ourselves. Sometimes when the world forces us to fit a mold it causes discomfort and anxiety. My goal as a therapist is to meet you along your path and do my best to help you connect with the things that matter to you.
Life is not a simple thing, it is full of mystery, joy, pain, sadness, obstacles, and successes and people are no different. I know how terrifying it can be to be on that side of the couch and I appreciate the strength it takes to take this first step. It's my philosophy that people are unique, and we all have our own path on which we tread; however, that path exists inside a world that is created by something outside ourselves. Sometimes when the world forces us to fit a mold it causes discomfort and anxiety. My goal as a therapist is to meet you along your path and do my best to help you connect with the things that matter to you.
(832) 937-3527 View (832) 937-3527
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Rachel Daley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
My name is Rachel Daley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) based out of San Antonio, Texas. I have been doing addiction counseling in person since 2010 and added mental health counseling to my skill set in 2019. After the pandemic, I began virtual counseling across Texas and have had great experiences working with people all over the state. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, borderline personality disorder, and both chemical and process addictions.
My name is Rachel Daley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) based out of San Antonio, Texas. I have been doing addiction counseling in person since 2010 and added mental health counseling to my skill set in 2019. After the pandemic, I began virtual counseling across Texas and have had great experiences working with people all over the state. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, borderline personality disorder, and both chemical and process addictions.
(281) 667-4109 View (281) 667-4109
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Nikita Tate-Casanova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
Welcome. I am Dr. Nikita Tate-Casanova, Ph.D. and a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) working with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan. I am committed to caring for the whole individual and family including spiritual, emotional, and physical health in ways that are suited to each individual. I work with clients struggling with past and present trauma, anxiety, depression, spiritual concerns, couple conflict, mood disorders, cultural and ethnic issues, blended family issues, grief and end-of-life issues, phobias, and OCD.
Welcome. I am Dr. Nikita Tate-Casanova, Ph.D. and a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) working with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan. I am committed to caring for the whole individual and family including spiritual, emotional, and physical health in ways that are suited to each individual. I work with clients struggling with past and present trauma, anxiety, depression, spiritual concerns, couple conflict, mood disorders, cultural and ethnic issues, blended family issues, grief and end-of-life issues, phobias, and OCD.
(281) 801-4951 View (281) 801-4951
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Joseph Garza
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
Joseph Garza is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 13 years of experience. He enjoys working with clients of all ages, and especially loves when a client is open to change. Joseph has worked with various mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, ADHD, and many more. He has experience working with couples and families as well. Joseph completed his Master's degree in Counseling at Dallas Baptist University.
Joseph Garza is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 13 years of experience. He enjoys working with clients of all ages, and especially loves when a client is open to change. Joseph has worked with various mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, ADHD, and many more. He has experience working with couples and families as well. Joseph completed his Master's degree in Counseling at Dallas Baptist University.
(832) 937-4593 View (832) 937-4593
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Lacy Isenburg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CST
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
Living in the US today can be scary for a number of different reasons, and it can make one feel alone and hopeless. No one gets through life without hurt, but having someone who truly sees you and can acknowledge that you matter can go a long way in easing some of that hurt. There are elements in life that are embarrassing or even shameful to talk about, or even admit, and it can be such a weight off to be able to talk about that stuff in a compassion driven, non judgmental atmosphere.
Living in the US today can be scary for a number of different reasons, and it can make one feel alone and hopeless. No one gets through life without hurt, but having someone who truly sees you and can acknowledge that you matter can go a long way in easing some of that hurt. There are elements in life that are embarrassing or even shameful to talk about, or even admit, and it can be such a weight off to be able to talk about that stuff in a compassion driven, non judgmental atmosphere.
(281) 306-0021 View (281) 306-0021
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Kennisya Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Verified
Houston, TX 77064  (Online Only)
Are you having challenges with managing your emotions, showing up daily or building healthy relationships and do not know why? My goal is to help you navigate the challenges that impact your relationships and daily life. I strive to meet you exactly where you are by providing a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment where you can feel seen and heard. If you are looking for a confidante to explore past and present challenges or you have a specific goal for therapy, you can trust I will support you with knowledge, empathy and compassion.
Are you having challenges with managing your emotions, showing up daily or building healthy relationships and do not know why? My goal is to help you navigate the challenges that impact your relationships and daily life. I strive to meet you exactly where you are by providing a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment where you can feel seen and heard. If you are looking for a confidante to explore past and present challenges or you have a specific goal for therapy, you can trust I will support you with knowledge, empathy and compassion.
(281) 916-4168 View (281) 916-4168
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Olivia Arambula
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77064  (Online Only)
Many times I have heard people say, “I want to be happier” or “I want to feel better”, but they are not sure what this looks like, what it feels like, or what it even means. They have been struggling with anxiety, sadness, stress, or other negative emotions and experiences for so long, they feel like they have lost touch with what it means to be happy. If you feel like you can relate to these statements in some way, you may be feeling stuck or hopeless about a better future. I want you to know that the way you are feeling is not permanent, and it is okay to ask for help. I am here to support you and make you feel heard.
Many times I have heard people say, “I want to be happier” or “I want to feel better”, but they are not sure what this looks like, what it feels like, or what it even means. They have been struggling with anxiety, sadness, stress, or other negative emotions and experiences for so long, they feel like they have lost touch with what it means to be happy. If you feel like you can relate to these statements in some way, you may be feeling stuck or hopeless about a better future. I want you to know that the way you are feeling is not permanent, and it is okay to ask for help. I am here to support you and make you feel heard.
(214) 307-9561 View (214) 307-9561
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Ashley Staples
MSW, CEO
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77064  (Online Only)
"Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." (Carl Jung). I am dedicated to assisting individuals as they cope with the ups and downs of life! I believe that healing begins from WITHIN, and I am here to walk alongside you on your journey to becoming a better YOU! Life guarantees us both sunny days and stormy days; it's about how you embrace the sunshine and persevere during the storm that makes the process beautiful!
"Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." (Carl Jung). I am dedicated to assisting individuals as they cope with the ups and downs of life! I believe that healing begins from WITHIN, and I am here to walk alongside you on your journey to becoming a better YOU! Life guarantees us both sunny days and stormy days; it's about how you embrace the sunshine and persevere during the storm that makes the process beautiful!
(281) 214-6127 View (281) 214-6127
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Amy Acevedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
If you are reading this, that means that you have taken the first step. The first step is always the hardest. The good news is you do not have to do it alone and together we will make your journey a little easier. My name is Amy Acevedo and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I offer a warm, energetic, relaxed approach to therapy with focus on anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, and trauma. I provide an uplifting perspective which is supportive, challenging, flexible, and multifaceted to uniquely fit your needs and includes CBT, DBT, EMDR, ACT, Person-Centered and Mindfulness based theoretical approaches.
If you are reading this, that means that you have taken the first step. The first step is always the hardest. The good news is you do not have to do it alone and together we will make your journey a little easier. My name is Amy Acevedo and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I offer a warm, energetic, relaxed approach to therapy with focus on anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, and trauma. I provide an uplifting perspective which is supportive, challenging, flexible, and multifaceted to uniquely fit your needs and includes CBT, DBT, EMDR, ACT, Person-Centered and Mindfulness based theoretical approaches.
(214) 238-8697 View (214) 238-8697
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Sarah L Holland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCDC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77064  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
There is a quote by Audrey Hepburn that has become a life motto for me, and it states: “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!" I am an EMDR trained Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I believe we are all put here on this Earth together to help one another. I am passionate about helping people tap into their potential and become the best version of themselves. Stemming from my desire to help people and our communities, I have served in restorative justice and community development to help cultivate individuals and watch them flourish within their communities.
There is a quote by Audrey Hepburn that has become a life motto for me, and it states: “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!" I am an EMDR trained Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I believe we are all put here on this Earth together to help one another. I am passionate about helping people tap into their potential and become the best version of themselves. Stemming from my desire to help people and our communities, I have served in restorative justice and community development to help cultivate individuals and watch them flourish within their communities.
(832) 632-4986 View (832) 632-4986
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Susan Landers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
Susan Landers is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 26 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping individuals, couples, adults, adolescents, and preteens find their inner voice and learn how to express their unique selves, both as individuals and as couples. Susan specializes in helping those with trauma, grief, depression, and other life problems, including anxiety.
Susan Landers is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 26 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping individuals, couples, adults, adolescents, and preteens find their inner voice and learn how to express their unique selves, both as individuals and as couples. Susan specializes in helping those with trauma, grief, depression, and other life problems, including anxiety.
(832) 621-4823 View (832) 621-4823
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Melissa Sanders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
Hello! My name is Melissa Sanders and I am a determined Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience. I began my career working in community mental health in 2010 and have experience helping children and families grappling with defiant behaviors, drug use, hyperactivity, inattention, criminal activity, time management, relationships, maternal mental health, work-life balance, divorce, trauma, anxiety, and depression to name a few. I have dedicated the majority of my career to advocacy within the military community.
Hello! My name is Melissa Sanders and I am a determined Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience. I began my career working in community mental health in 2010 and have experience helping children and families grappling with defiant behaviors, drug use, hyperactivity, inattention, criminal activity, time management, relationships, maternal mental health, work-life balance, divorce, trauma, anxiety, and depression to name a few. I have dedicated the majority of my career to advocacy within the military community.
(281) 666-2682 View (281) 666-2682
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Laura Stark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77064  (Online Only)
Laura Stark is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and National Certified Counselor with over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has over 10 years of clinical experience providing care for adolescents and adults in residential treatment centers and hospitalization programs. Laura also spent 5 years as a special education teacher and program coordinator for emotionally challenged students. She has an interest in mood, anxiety/panic disorders, ADHD, late-diagnosed ADHD, OCD, adjustments to life changes, Tourette Syndrome, and neurodiversity.
Laura Stark is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and National Certified Counselor with over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She has over 10 years of clinical experience providing care for adolescents and adults in residential treatment centers and hospitalization programs. Laura also spent 5 years as a special education teacher and program coordinator for emotionally challenged students. She has an interest in mood, anxiety/panic disorders, ADHD, late-diagnosed ADHD, OCD, adjustments to life changes, Tourette Syndrome, and neurodiversity.
(832) 621-3566 View (832) 621-3566
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Chrissy Wagner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
My name is Christine (Chrissy) Wagner, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas. I have a master's degree in social work, licensed clinical social work. I have over 30 years of social and human service experience in family and child welfare. I have worked with Hospice patients and families and worked with group therapy and individual therapy. I work with adults and specialize in aging, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and inner conflict, using cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based and emotion-focused therapy.
My name is Christine (Chrissy) Wagner, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas. I have a master's degree in social work, licensed clinical social work. I have over 30 years of social and human service experience in family and child welfare. I have worked with Hospice patients and families and worked with group therapy and individual therapy. I work with adults and specialize in aging, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and inner conflict, using cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based and emotion-focused therapy.
(281) 942-4298 View (281) 942-4298
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Charles Vela
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
Greetings! My name is Charles Vela, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor here in the state of Texas. It has been my life’s passion to support and encourage individuals in living their fullest life and healing from past trauma. I received my undergraduate degree in philosophy and psychology at the University of Texas-Austin and went on to my graduate studies at UTRGV.
Greetings! My name is Charles Vela, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor here in the state of Texas. It has been my life’s passion to support and encourage individuals in living their fullest life and healing from past trauma. I received my undergraduate degree in philosophy and psychology at the University of Texas-Austin and went on to my graduate studies at UTRGV.
(281) 609-9167 View (281) 609-9167
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Scarlett Black
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
Welcome, my name is Scarlett Black and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I have a wide range of experience providing evidence based practices for children and adults addressing complex trauma, grief and loss, mood disorders, and anger management. My approach is client centered and solution focused with the most common theoretical approach I incorporate being Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but also utilizing Motivational Interviewing and Play Therapy.
Welcome, my name is Scarlett Black and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist with over 15 years of experience. I have a wide range of experience providing evidence based practices for children and adults addressing complex trauma, grief and loss, mood disorders, and anger management. My approach is client centered and solution focused with the most common theoretical approach I incorporate being Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but also utilizing Motivational Interviewing and Play Therapy.
(214) 206-4980 View (214) 206-4980
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Dinesh Shrestha
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
My name is Dinesh. I am a licensed Professional counselor and also working towards getting my License in Chemical dependency as well. My goal as a therapist is to help you become mindful of your life values and your life stories, guide you to change them if necessary, and help you become the best version of yourself. Having worked in different settings, hospitals, rehab centers, clinics, and schools, I am flexible to work with people of all ages and different concerns.
My name is Dinesh. I am a licensed Professional counselor and also working towards getting my License in Chemical dependency as well. My goal as a therapist is to help you become mindful of your life values and your life stories, guide you to change them if necessary, and help you become the best version of yourself. Having worked in different settings, hospitals, rehab centers, clinics, and schools, I am flexible to work with people of all ages and different concerns.
(281) 941-6324 View (281) 941-6324
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Karyn Smiley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Houston, TX 77064
I am Karyn Smiley a licensed marriage and family therapist. I enjoy working with couples but also work with individuals. I believe in the strength of the family to help each other. I have worked with clients that have depression, schizophrenia and bipolar for many years. I also enjoy working with couples and families. Teenagers are special to me as well because they face special challenges. I believe in the strength of the family to help loved ones and also enjoy working with family members to know what everyone can do to help make every member of the family successful.
I am Karyn Smiley a licensed marriage and family therapist. I enjoy working with couples but also work with individuals. I believe in the strength of the family to help each other. I have worked with clients that have depression, schizophrenia and bipolar for many years. I also enjoy working with couples and families. Teenagers are special to me as well because they face special challenges. I believe in the strength of the family to help loved ones and also enjoy working with family members to know what everyone can do to help make every member of the family successful.
(281) 595-1651 View (281) 595-1651
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Craig Black Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified
Houston, TX 77064  (Online Only)
As a solution-focused counselor, I believe my role is to help you build realistic solutions to your life problems. I have over 10 years of post-licensure clinical experience, specializing in issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, life transition issues, relationship conflicts, trauma, grief, and general stress management. I believe in providing a safe, collaborative, and client-centered therapeutic space where we can achieve your goals! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, offering online therapy throughout the State of Texas.
As a solution-focused counselor, I believe my role is to help you build realistic solutions to your life problems. I have over 10 years of post-licensure clinical experience, specializing in issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, life transition issues, relationship conflicts, trauma, grief, and general stress management. I believe in providing a safe, collaborative, and client-centered therapeutic space where we can achieve your goals! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, offering online therapy throughout the State of Texas.
(940) 315-7832 View (940) 315-7832

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Number of Therapists in 77064

30+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in 77064 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
84% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
76% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
66% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
84% Aetna
84% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 77064 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 77064?

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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.