Photo of Menninger's Adolescent IOP & Day Treatment Program, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77401, TX
Menninger's Adolescent IOP & Day Treatment Program
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
Menninger offers an intensive outpatient program and day treatment program for adolescents working on managing their mental health, social skills, substance use recovery, and/or adjustments at home or school where they can get peer and professional support in. The goal is to engage the adolescent, along with the family in the process of healing, learn how to cope, and embrace positive change. The two programs are for ages 12 to 17 who may be transitioning from a hospital or residential treatment or who need more structure and focus than typical outpatient therapy.
Menninger offers an intensive outpatient program and day treatment program for adolescents working on managing their mental health, social skills, substance use recovery, and/or adjustments at home or school where they can get peer and professional support in. The goal is to engage the adolescent, along with the family in the process of healing, learn how to cope, and embrace positive change. The two programs are for ages 12 to 17 who may be transitioning from a hospital or residential treatment or who need more structure and focus than typical outpatient therapy.
(346) 209-1133 View (346) 209-1133
Photo of Dr. Sally Eisen Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 77401, TX
Dr. Sally Eisen Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
A charter member of AFTA, Dr. Miller works with a diverse population of racial, ethnic, sexual, and religious identities. Her private practice is inclusive and focuses on the person rather than the symptom from a systemic framework. She understands that regardless who she is seeing, all are part of a family system influenced by generations of the past. Her post graduate training with Dr. Murray Bowen, pioneer in the field of the family, influences how she thinks and how she practices. Besides a private practice, Dr. Miller supervises and teaches social work and MFT students and interns.
A charter member of AFTA, Dr. Miller works with a diverse population of racial, ethnic, sexual, and religious identities. Her private practice is inclusive and focuses on the person rather than the symptom from a systemic framework. She understands that regardless who she is seeing, all are part of a family system influenced by generations of the past. Her post graduate training with Dr. Murray Bowen, pioneer in the field of the family, influences how she thinks and how she practices. Besides a private practice, Dr. Miller supervises and teaches social work and MFT students and interns.
(832) 730-5341 View (832) 730-5341
Photo of Olen C. Baker, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77401, TX
Olen C. Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an office in Houston, moments away from the Galleria at 6750 West Loop South. I consider myself a Christian counselor, which means I am friendly toward and respect Christian Biblical principles and values that clients bring to my office. The principles and values are interspersed where appropriate alongside psychological data that aid in resolving personal issues, conflict resolution and developing effective communications with others.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with an office in Houston, moments away from the Galleria at 6750 West Loop South. I consider myself a Christian counselor, which means I am friendly toward and respect Christian Biblical principles and values that clients bring to my office. The principles and values are interspersed where appropriate alongside psychological data that aid in resolving personal issues, conflict resolution and developing effective communications with others.
(281) 713-9551 View (281) 713-9551
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Jeniffer Esclovon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CART
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
Jeniffer is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. She is a collaborative therapist who walks alongside her clients as they grow. Clients can expect honesty that is presented with empathy and a genuine human to human experience. She seeks to assist others in finding their strengths and healing wounds from those strengths. She uses a safe and validating therapeutic relationship to help the processing of this healing. She is certified in Crisis Intervention and Anger Management.
Jeniffer is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. She is a collaborative therapist who walks alongside her clients as they grow. Clients can expect honesty that is presented with empathy and a genuine human to human experience. She seeks to assist others in finding their strengths and healing wounds from those strengths. She uses a safe and validating therapeutic relationship to help the processing of this healing. She is certified in Crisis Intervention and Anger Management.
(346) 536-5325 View (346) 536-5325
Photo of Dr. Jessica M Meers, Psychologist in 77401, TX
Dr. Jessica M Meers
Psychologist, PhD, DBSM
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
Sleep difficulties like insomnia can affect every facet of your life, which is why it is so stressful when sleep isn't going right. I specialize in helping my clients learn strategies for lasting sleep improvements. As a licensed clinical psychologist board certified in behavioral sleep medicine, I treat insomnia, hypersomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and CPAP adherence issues in adults and children. I have a special interest in helping women navigate their own unique sleep challenges, such as menstrual disorders, pregnancy/postpartum, and menopause.
Sleep difficulties like insomnia can affect every facet of your life, which is why it is so stressful when sleep isn't going right. I specialize in helping my clients learn strategies for lasting sleep improvements. As a licensed clinical psychologist board certified in behavioral sleep medicine, I treat insomnia, hypersomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and CPAP adherence issues in adults and children. I have a special interest in helping women navigate their own unique sleep challenges, such as menstrual disorders, pregnancy/postpartum, and menopause.
(346) 482-2845 View (346) 482-2845
Photo of Kate G Edwards Ph.d., Psychologist in 77401, TX
Kate G Edwards Ph.d.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellaire, TX 77401  (Online Only)
It is hard enough to lose your childhood; it is unacceptable to lose your adulthood, too. - Judith Herman. Pain can be overwhelming when we face it alone. As a practitioner, I strive to create a safe space for you to share your struggles and offer support through evidence-based techniques. Together, we will explore painful patterns, heal your experiences, and look toward a more alive future.
It is hard enough to lose your childhood; it is unacceptable to lose your adulthood, too. - Judith Herman. Pain can be overwhelming when we face it alone. As a practitioner, I strive to create a safe space for you to share your struggles and offer support through evidence-based techniques. Together, we will explore painful patterns, heal your experiences, and look toward a more alive future.
(346) 229-1164 View (346) 229-1164
Photo of Marilu Berry, Psychologist in 77401, TX
Marilu Berry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
Are you feeling overwhelmed, alone, and dissatisfied with your life? Are you apprehensive about finding the right therapist? I can help. I see individuals with a variety of issues, including difficulty coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief. Clients tell me I am supportive, a good listener, engaging, and insightful. I am an active therapist, meaning I don't just nod and listen but actually speak up, give feedback, teach skills, and encourage. I help people see themselves more clearly and learn new, healthier ways of living.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, alone, and dissatisfied with your life? Are you apprehensive about finding the right therapist? I can help. I see individuals with a variety of issues, including difficulty coping with stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief. Clients tell me I am supportive, a good listener, engaging, and insightful. I am an active therapist, meaning I don't just nod and listen but actually speak up, give feedback, teach skills, and encourage. I help people see themselves more clearly and learn new, healthier ways of living.
(713) 338-9261 View (713) 338-9261
Photo of Ashley Lowery in 77401, TX
Ashley Lowery
CTRS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellaire, TX 77401
Recreation Therapy Services, LLC is for young and middle aged adults (18-65 yrs old) dealing with high stress, poor school/work-life balance, boredom, no motivation for activities of interest, and individuals who struggle to find sober enjoyment/relaxation. For the Mental Health population, Recreation Therapy shows people how they can still have fun without abusing substances, hurting themselves, or hurting others, which can be hard to do alone. By utilizing a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, an individual can come to rebuild balance in day to day life using recreation and gain skills needed to improve mental health.
Recreation Therapy Services, LLC is for young and middle aged adults (18-65 yrs old) dealing with high stress, poor school/work-life balance, boredom, no motivation for activities of interest, and individuals who struggle to find sober enjoyment/relaxation. For the Mental Health population, Recreation Therapy shows people how they can still have fun without abusing substances, hurting themselves, or hurting others, which can be hard to do alone. By utilizing a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, an individual can come to rebuild balance in day to day life using recreation and gain skills needed to improve mental health.
(832) 734-7439 View (832) 734-7439
Photo of Dr. Julia L. Prillaman, Psychologist in 77401, TX
Dr. Julia L. Prillaman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. I receive frequent referrals for issues pertaining to perfectionism, over-achievement, obsessions, and depressive conditions including bipolar disorder. I am particularly interested in working with individuals with unique and/or complex constellations of symptoms. Regardless of diagnosis, I encourage all patients to define their goals for treatment and to actively participate in the therapy process. I have worked both domestically and internationally and welcome all cultures to my practice.
I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. I receive frequent referrals for issues pertaining to perfectionism, over-achievement, obsessions, and depressive conditions including bipolar disorder. I am particularly interested in working with individuals with unique and/or complex constellations of symptoms. Regardless of diagnosis, I encourage all patients to define their goals for treatment and to actively participate in the therapy process. I have worked both domestically and internationally and welcome all cultures to my practice.
(713) 338-9108 View (713) 338-9108
Photo of Angelique Hillendahl, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77401, TX
Angelique Hillendahl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellaire, TX 77401
So no one told you life was going to be this way? My particular passion in life is helping people discover how to find happiness. I enjoy working with people one on one as well as helping couples through relationship challenges. I work with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, infertility counseling and sexual dysfunction post childbirth. In addition, I enjoy helping couples through all stages of their relationships, beginning with premarital coaching through navigating the relationships ups and downs, including ending the relationship. I’m licensed in Texas and Maryland
So no one told you life was going to be this way? My particular passion in life is helping people discover how to find happiness. I enjoy working with people one on one as well as helping couples through relationship challenges. I work with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, infertility counseling and sexual dysfunction post childbirth. In addition, I enjoy helping couples through all stages of their relationships, beginning with premarital coaching through navigating the relationships ups and downs, including ending the relationship. I’m licensed in Texas and Maryland
(832) 789-8963 View (832) 789-8963
Photo of Gregory D. Drummond, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 77401, TX
Gregory D. Drummond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC, CSAT-C, MBA
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate. I currently work in a private practice setting in the heart of Houston, Texas. I am experienced in assessing and treating individuals of all ages and specialize in utilizing cognitive and behavioral-based treatment. I utilize a family systems evaluation and diagnostic approach, psychodynamic/analytic interpretive style, solution focused and crisis therapy techniques. I primarily work with individuals, couples and groups with anxiety, and depression, substance use issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate. I currently work in a private practice setting in the heart of Houston, Texas. I am experienced in assessing and treating individuals of all ages and specialize in utilizing cognitive and behavioral-based treatment. I utilize a family systems evaluation and diagnostic approach, psychodynamic/analytic interpretive style, solution focused and crisis therapy techniques. I primarily work with individuals, couples and groups with anxiety, and depression, substance use issues.
(713) 661-7888 View (713) 661-7888
Photo of Elizabeth Arango, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 77401, TX
Elizabeth Arango
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
I earned my B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle and my master’s degree in Social Work from New York University in Manhattan, New York. My background prior to private practice comprised diverse settings such as hospital social work, community mental health, and working within the New York City Public Schools. For 5 years I was a family and individual therapist on the Compass Unit for Young Adults at The Menninger Clinic. For 4+ years I was the Director of Eating Disorder Services at The Menninger Clinic.
I earned my B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle and my master’s degree in Social Work from New York University in Manhattan, New York. My background prior to private practice comprised diverse settings such as hospital social work, community mental health, and working within the New York City Public Schools. For 5 years I was a family and individual therapist on the Compass Unit for Young Adults at The Menninger Clinic. For 4+ years I was the Director of Eating Disorder Services at The Menninger Clinic.
(832) 345-3504 View (832) 345-3504
Photo of Toby D Howell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 77401, TX
Toby D Howell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellaire, TX 77401
Intimate relationships are so important in all our lives! We need to experience them as safe and secure to be okay, to grow, and to thrive. Moreover, problems in those close relationships can throw everything into chaos. It includes problems in the relationship you have with yourself. Let me help you with those problems. Starting from where you are now, you can come to distinguish, prioritize, and meet your core needs; work to resolve the impacts of traumatic experiences, and develop safe secure attachments. Come. Whether we work on these problems with you alone, as a couple, or in a group, your relationships will benefit from it.
Intimate relationships are so important in all our lives! We need to experience them as safe and secure to be okay, to grow, and to thrive. Moreover, problems in those close relationships can throw everything into chaos. It includes problems in the relationship you have with yourself. Let me help you with those problems. Starting from where you are now, you can come to distinguish, prioritize, and meet your core needs; work to resolve the impacts of traumatic experiences, and develop safe secure attachments. Come. Whether we work on these problems with you alone, as a couple, or in a group, your relationships will benefit from it.
(832) 358-3882 View (832) 358-3882
Photo of Lisette Theriot, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 77401, TX
Lisette Theriot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
Compassionate counseling . Humanist forward with ACT/IFS/CBT/Brainspotting. Houston therapy for depression, anxiety, compassion fatigue, executive burnout, crisis, suicidality, alcohol use disorder, adjustment to illness, grief, neurodivergent individuals, professional burnout. Certified in complex trauma and perinatal mental health as well as CBT and IFS. Adults and older teens.
Compassionate counseling . Humanist forward with ACT/IFS/CBT/Brainspotting. Houston therapy for depression, anxiety, compassion fatigue, executive burnout, crisis, suicidality, alcohol use disorder, adjustment to illness, grief, neurodivergent individuals, professional burnout. Certified in complex trauma and perinatal mental health as well as CBT and IFS. Adults and older teens.
(346) 209-0846 View (346) 209-0846
Photo of Mary Duran, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 77401, TX
Mary Duran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bellaire, TX 77401
I specialize in working with people navigating various challenges such as anxiety, depression, substance use concerns, self-esteem issues, and transitions in life. My goal is to create a therapeutic environment that feels welcoming and free from judgment, allowing us to collaborate effectively in equipping you with the necessary skills to lead a more authentic and fulfilling life. We'll work together to identify your personal goals and develop a tailored treatment plan that aligns with your unique needs. I primarily use dialectical behavior therapy and self-compassion techniques to enhance coping strategies and overall well-being.
I specialize in working with people navigating various challenges such as anxiety, depression, substance use concerns, self-esteem issues, and transitions in life. My goal is to create a therapeutic environment that feels welcoming and free from judgment, allowing us to collaborate effectively in equipping you with the necessary skills to lead a more authentic and fulfilling life. We'll work together to identify your personal goals and develop a tailored treatment plan that aligns with your unique needs. I primarily use dialectical behavior therapy and self-compassion techniques to enhance coping strategies and overall well-being.
(281) 729-6148 View (281) 729-6148
Bernave Vega
LPC Associate, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellaire, TX 77401
We can all use some help some of the times. I am here to listen, teach skills, promote self-awareness, and help clients feel empowered. I primarily work with couples, adolescents, and adults who are navigating major life stressors or transitions. They may be dealing with relationship conflicts, family dysfunction, financial hardships, or other significant challenges that leave them feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to move forward. These clients are seeking a compassionate, non-judgmental space where they can explore their thoughts and feelings without fear of societal pressure or premature judgment.
We can all use some help some of the times. I am here to listen, teach skills, promote self-awareness, and help clients feel empowered. I primarily work with couples, adolescents, and adults who are navigating major life stressors or transitions. They may be dealing with relationship conflicts, family dysfunction, financial hardships, or other significant challenges that leave them feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to move forward. These clients are seeking a compassionate, non-judgmental space where they can explore their thoughts and feelings without fear of societal pressure or premature judgment.
(346) 522-4909 View (346) 522-4909
Photo of Emily Winakur, Psychologist in 77401, TX
Emily Winakur
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bellaire, TX 77401
We are currently accepting new child patients for reduced fee therapy! I offering comprehensive psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in helping adult clients understand how past trauma continues to affect their functioning. With children and adolescents, I work with both clients and parents to help change behavior and cope with emotions such as anxiety and sadness.
We are currently accepting new child patients for reduced fee therapy! I offering comprehensive psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults. I specialize in helping adult clients understand how past trauma continues to affect their functioning. With children and adolescents, I work with both clients and parents to help change behavior and cope with emotions such as anxiety and sadness.
(281) 667-4747 View (281) 667-4747
Photo of Mary Ann Johnston, Licensed Professional Counselor in 77401, TX
Mary Ann Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
I am a psychotherapist who has been in private practice for 30 years. Because of the longevity of my work, I have encountered a wide variety of people of all ages and problems. I believe in the dignity and value of each individual person and treat people with empathy, compassion, warmth, and kindness. I give sustained attention during a session and believe that people can solve their own problems with some objective structure and feedback. For my clients' convenience I maintain two offices. Weekend and evening appointments are available.
I am a psychotherapist who has been in private practice for 30 years. Because of the longevity of my work, I have encountered a wide variety of people of all ages and problems. I believe in the dignity and value of each individual person and treat people with empathy, compassion, warmth, and kindness. I give sustained attention during a session and believe that people can solve their own problems with some objective structure and feedback. For my clients' convenience I maintain two offices. Weekend and evening appointments are available.
(713) 667-5659 View (713) 667-5659
Photo of Ruth Rosines Psychotherapy, Licensed Psychoanalyst in 77401, TX
Ruth Rosines Psychotherapy
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
In my psychotherapy (and psychoanalysis) practice , I am devoted to help you with problems of living: anxieties, inhibitions, depressive feelings, compulsions, frustrated ambitions, and fears of success, desire and love itself . We can team up to help you achieve a healthy, meaningful life with ability to love, work and play with freedom and creativity. The life you live today is shaping your future, to secure a better future we need to repair the problems in the present. I offer a proven, caring experiential approach to promote growth, deepen your self understanding, and increase your self worth.
In my psychotherapy (and psychoanalysis) practice , I am devoted to help you with problems of living: anxieties, inhibitions, depressive feelings, compulsions, frustrated ambitions, and fears of success, desire and love itself . We can team up to help you achieve a healthy, meaningful life with ability to love, work and play with freedom and creativity. The life you live today is shaping your future, to secure a better future we need to repair the problems in the present. I offer a proven, caring experiential approach to promote growth, deepen your self understanding, and increase your self worth.
(713) 338-9170 View (713) 338-9170
Photo of Lindsay Walsh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 77401, TX
Lindsay Walsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC, TCTSY-F
Verified Verified
Bellaire, TX 77401
Life inevitably brings us painful feelings, thoughts, and experiences that we often respond to by trying to suppress, run away from, avoid, or numb ourselves. This may result in struggles such as addiction, anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, etc., and may cause us to lash out at our loved ones or act in ways we do not feel good about. My clinical approach is inspired by the concept that we cannot always “get rid of” painful parts of our lives or the things outside our control, but what we can do is work to develop a different relationship with them so that they come to have less influence or power over us day to day.
Life inevitably brings us painful feelings, thoughts, and experiences that we often respond to by trying to suppress, run away from, avoid, or numb ourselves. This may result in struggles such as addiction, anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, etc., and may cause us to lash out at our loved ones or act in ways we do not feel good about. My clinical approach is inspired by the concept that we cannot always “get rid of” painful parts of our lives or the things outside our control, but what we can do is work to develop a different relationship with them so that they come to have less influence or power over us day to day.
(713) 903-7255 View (713) 903-7255

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 77401

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 77401 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills
63% Grief
63% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
64% Cigna and Evernorth
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 77401 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 77401?

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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.