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Donna Carpenter
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified Verified
Manor, TX 78653  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you’re sinking beneath the pressures of childcare, elder care, your career, or other personal pressures, I can help. If you've experienced a major loss or face a life-altering disease, I understand the anxiety and sadness. Let’s talk about how these challenges and work together to resolve your feelings of inadequacy, hopelessness and overwhelm. I would like you to help you overcome depression and anxiety, heal old hurts and foster new hopes and dreams. Don't settle for an unlived life.
If you’re sinking beneath the pressures of childcare, elder care, your career, or other personal pressures, I can help. If you've experienced a major loss or face a life-altering disease, I understand the anxiety and sadness. Let’s talk about how these challenges and work together to resolve your feelings of inadequacy, hopelessness and overwhelm. I would like you to help you overcome depression and anxiety, heal old hurts and foster new hopes and dreams. Don't settle for an unlived life.
(512) 399-3861 View (512) 399-3861
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Ruth Doyle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S, ATRBC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manor, TX 78653  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Often times people start considering engaging in therapy when life may feel unbalanced. Sometimes this may be due to emotions that are not manageable or needing support to get through challenging situations. My goal is to help you live a more authentic life, that can be enjoyable and meaningful to you. I have a clinical background in supporting individuals and families who have experienced trauma, relationship challenges, or may be experiencing a current crisis that is impeding their daily life. My goal is to help reduce crisis and stress in your life, help you survive overwhelming emotions, and achieve a positive balanced life.
Often times people start considering engaging in therapy when life may feel unbalanced. Sometimes this may be due to emotions that are not manageable or needing support to get through challenging situations. My goal is to help you live a more authentic life, that can be enjoyable and meaningful to you. I have a clinical background in supporting individuals and families who have experienced trauma, relationship challenges, or may be experiencing a current crisis that is impeding their daily life. My goal is to help reduce crisis and stress in your life, help you survive overwhelming emotions, and achieve a positive balanced life.
(512) 399-4610 View (512) 399-4610
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Andrew Brandt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manor, TX 78653  (Online Only)
Andrew Brandt is an empathetic and warm licensed professional counselor who lives in the city of Austin, Texas. Andrew is licensed in the states of Texas, Pennsylvania and Louisiana. Andrew has extensive experience in working with adults struggling with a wide range of mental health illnesses. He uses a cognitive behavioral therapy approach to help people understand that mental illness does not mean they are “broken” and that they can live more fulfilled lives. He places immense value in the power of the individual and strives to help clients to recognize their strength and value.
Andrew Brandt is an empathetic and warm licensed professional counselor who lives in the city of Austin, Texas. Andrew is licensed in the states of Texas, Pennsylvania and Louisiana. Andrew has extensive experience in working with adults struggling with a wide range of mental health illnesses. He uses a cognitive behavioral therapy approach to help people understand that mental illness does not mean they are “broken” and that they can live more fulfilled lives. He places immense value in the power of the individual and strives to help clients to recognize their strength and value.
(512) 957-3320 View (512) 957-3320
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Nakita J Santiago
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Manor, TX 78653  (Online Only)
This is your season for change! Whether you're caught in one of life's storms, feeling disconnected from yourself or others, facing a major life transition, trying to manage stress, anxiety, depression or grieving, I offer compassionate support and encouragement. Together we can begin unpacking all of your unique parts: undesirable emotions that try to steer your direction, thoughts that continue to live rent free in your mind, and where & how stress may reside in your body. As your story begins to unfold we can piece together what you need to comfort, nurture and mend the things that need attention.
This is your season for change! Whether you're caught in one of life's storms, feeling disconnected from yourself or others, facing a major life transition, trying to manage stress, anxiety, depression or grieving, I offer compassionate support and encouragement. Together we can begin unpacking all of your unique parts: undesirable emotions that try to steer your direction, thoughts that continue to live rent free in your mind, and where & how stress may reside in your body. As your story begins to unfold we can piece together what you need to comfort, nurture and mend the things that need attention.
(512) 399-4552 View (512) 399-4552
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Sheila Grace Newsom
MD, MA
Verified Verified
Manor, TX 78653
Addressing life’s important issues is always a challenge as people tend to be afraid of change. I am here to help you to explore difficult terrain and to map new pathways. I love this work and my approach is grounded in experience and presence. Whether it is addiction, trauma, or life transitions, I have been there. With compassion and wisdom, I will walk with you every step of the way.
Addressing life’s important issues is always a challenge as people tend to be afraid of change. I am here to help you to explore difficult terrain and to map new pathways. I love this work and my approach is grounded in experience and presence. Whether it is addiction, trauma, or life transitions, I have been there. With compassion and wisdom, I will walk with you every step of the way.
(512) 559-1863 View (512) 559-1863
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Marlene Iglesias-Gonzales
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Manor, TX 78653  (Online Only)
If you need someone to hold a light in the darkness through life's challenges and stressors I'm here to provide clinical support to your emotional needs. Together, we can set realistic goals and expectations for therapy to help guide you on your way to a better version of yourself. Sometimes you may not know exactly what you want out of therapy and that is ok. I'm here to help you discover what can be beneficial in your life by prioritizing your mental health and self-care.
If you need someone to hold a light in the darkness through life's challenges and stressors I'm here to provide clinical support to your emotional needs. Together, we can set realistic goals and expectations for therapy to help guide you on your way to a better version of yourself. Sometimes you may not know exactly what you want out of therapy and that is ok. I'm here to help you discover what can be beneficial in your life by prioritizing your mental health and self-care.
(512) 813-9790 View (512) 813-9790
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Christine Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, EMDRPT-, II
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manor, TX 78653  (Online Only)
I have a passion for helping people live their best life. Whether you are facing a big life transition or dealing with past trauma I am here to help. I am certified in EMDR and can aid you in moving through trauma. Are you looking at heading off to collage, getting married, having a baby, or simply trying to keep your head above water with the day-to-day tasks? I am here to help you navigate through your life changes and thrive.
I have a passion for helping people live their best life. Whether you are facing a big life transition or dealing with past trauma I am here to help. I am certified in EMDR and can aid you in moving through trauma. Are you looking at heading off to collage, getting married, having a baby, or simply trying to keep your head above water with the day-to-day tasks? I am here to help you navigate through your life changes and thrive.
(210) 201-4578 View (210) 201-4578
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Shanetra Fowler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LSOTP, LCDC-I, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manor, TX 78653  (Online Only)
We all encounter different challenges and stressors throughout the course of our lives. Sometimes those challenges and stressors can be overwhelming and exhausting to tackle solo. I believe that sometimes we aren’t sure what we even need but are certain that something needs to or could be different in our life. I naturally work from a strengths-based and client-centered perspective and feel that collaboration and rapport are key components in the therapeutic process. My goal is to help you heal and flourish in your life.
We all encounter different challenges and stressors throughout the course of our lives. Sometimes those challenges and stressors can be overwhelming and exhausting to tackle solo. I believe that sometimes we aren’t sure what we even need but are certain that something needs to or could be different in our life. I naturally work from a strengths-based and client-centered perspective and feel that collaboration and rapport are key components in the therapeutic process. My goal is to help you heal and flourish in your life.
(512) 229-9590 View (512) 229-9590
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Jarodd Hundley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Manor, TX 78653
Jarodd is a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana and Texas. Jarodd received his Master’s Degree in 2014 from The University of Louisiana Monroe in Marriage and Family Therapy / Counseling. Jarodd gained an extensive amount of knowledge and resources while working in this venue. His theoretical orientation is eclectic in nature, integrating concepts from Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. He uses a combination of techniques from these theories to provide treatment that is individualized to the client for his/her/their unique needs.
Jarodd is a licensed professional counselor in Louisiana and Texas. Jarodd received his Master’s Degree in 2014 from The University of Louisiana Monroe in Marriage and Family Therapy / Counseling. Jarodd gained an extensive amount of knowledge and resources while working in this venue. His theoretical orientation is eclectic in nature, integrating concepts from Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. He uses a combination of techniques from these theories to provide treatment that is individualized to the client for his/her/their unique needs.
(832) 864-5787 View (832) 864-5787
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Lisa Cashion
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manor, TX 78653
I work collaboratively with my clients to help them identify, appreciate and cultivate their strengths so they can utilize them in resolving their difficulties. I use a brief therapy approach to treatment, but the length of treatment depends on the nature of the problem and the needs of the client. I work primarily with adults and older teenagers. The therapeutic relationship is an important part of treatment and it is essential that we feel comfortable working together. A brief consultation would help us to determine if the treatment approach and therapeutic relationship might be a good fit for you.
I work collaboratively with my clients to help them identify, appreciate and cultivate their strengths so they can utilize them in resolving their difficulties. I use a brief therapy approach to treatment, but the length of treatment depends on the nature of the problem and the needs of the client. I work primarily with adults and older teenagers. The therapeutic relationship is an important part of treatment and it is essential that we feel comfortable working together. A brief consultation would help us to determine if the treatment approach and therapeutic relationship might be a good fit for you.
(512) 400-2056 View (512) 400-2056
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A World of Respect
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Manor, TX 78653  (Online Only)
Susanne Slay-Westbrook, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor, author and founder of A World of Respect, has been helping couples, families, children and individuals of all ages overcome relational, behavioral and emotional conflicts since 1984. By applying Respect-Focused Therapy, an approach which emphasizes respect as the centerpiece of therapy, I help clients identify and overcome hurtful patterns, resolve conflicts. past or present, and develop effective coping strategies in everyday life. I've written a new book, "Respect-FocusedTherapy: Honoring Clients Through the Therapeutic Relationship and Process," Routledge Pub. Available Oct. 1, 2 016.
Susanne Slay-Westbrook, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor, author and founder of A World of Respect, has been helping couples, families, children and individuals of all ages overcome relational, behavioral and emotional conflicts since 1984. By applying Respect-Focused Therapy, an approach which emphasizes respect as the centerpiece of therapy, I help clients identify and overcome hurtful patterns, resolve conflicts. past or present, and develop effective coping strategies in everyday life. I've written a new book, "Respect-FocusedTherapy: Honoring Clients Through the Therapeutic Relationship and Process," Routledge Pub. Available Oct. 1, 2 016.
(512) 649-0127 View (512) 649-0127
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Ramona Aarsvold Ph. D.
Psychologist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manor, TX 78653  (Online Only)
Most people come to see me because they are struggling with emotional or personal problems that interfere with their fulfillment in love and/or work. I am interested in helping them grow their resourcefulness, become aware of patterns that are counter-productive and hard to shift, and develop more satisfying relationships. I like to work with adults of all ages, adolescents, and couples. The young adults and adolescents I see often have trouble navigating developmental phases with loved ones, or challenges with achievement. I continue to learn about new developments in my field, and regularly consult with other experts.
Most people come to see me because they are struggling with emotional or personal problems that interfere with their fulfillment in love and/or work. I am interested in helping them grow their resourcefulness, become aware of patterns that are counter-productive and hard to shift, and develop more satisfying relationships. I like to work with adults of all ages, adolescents, and couples. The young adults and adolescents I see often have trouble navigating developmental phases with loved ones, or challenges with achievement. I continue to learn about new developments in my field, and regularly consult with other experts.
(512) 772-3951 View (512) 772-3951
Photo of Stephen Boyd, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Stephen Boyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Manor, TX 78653  (Online Only)
Why do people go to therapy? Most often, it is because we are in a crisis of some kind. Although we all find crises painful, they are also opportunities for growth. In fact growth does not occur without discomfort, maybe even pain. Without that challenge, we will not grow. But we must also have support. That’s where therapy comes in. Through support and challenge, something new emerges. We don’t just get through. We grow. We come out the other side greater than we were.
Why do people go to therapy? Most often, it is because we are in a crisis of some kind. Although we all find crises painful, they are also opportunities for growth. In fact growth does not occur without discomfort, maybe even pain. Without that challenge, we will not grow. But we must also have support. That’s where therapy comes in. Through support and challenge, something new emerges. We don’t just get through. We grow. We come out the other side greater than we were.
(512) 686-8930 View (512) 686-8930
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De Sellers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Manor, TX 78653
I draw on a wide range of psychological theories and techniques to assist my clients in cutting through the confusion and beliefs that may be holding them back from achieving their personal and professional goals. I encourage pragmatic solutions to the complexities of modern life. My practice focuses on adults, both individuals and couples. Common topics include: depression and anxiety, relationships, stress management, mid-life, chronic pain/health concerns, confidence/self esteem, parenting, addiction and recovery, sexual identity, aging. I also give individual consultations on career choice, career advancement, improving work performance, managing employees, project completion.
I draw on a wide range of psychological theories and techniques to assist my clients in cutting through the confusion and beliefs that may be holding them back from achieving their personal and professional goals. I encourage pragmatic solutions to the complexities of modern life. My practice focuses on adults, both individuals and couples. Common topics include: depression and anxiety, relationships, stress management, mid-life, chronic pain/health concerns, confidence/self esteem, parenting, addiction and recovery, sexual identity, aging. I also give individual consultations on career choice, career advancement, improving work performance, managing employees, project completion.
(512) 649-0444 View (512) 649-0444
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Cynthia Lee Shelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Manor, TX 78653  (Online Only)
I bring my vast experience from being in the field for over 20 years. I am here for you. I know that seeing a therapist can be scary, but very rewarding. I believe that coming from a loving, caring place is part of the healing process. You matter. You are important. You deserve to be free from the emotional pain and struggle.
I bring my vast experience from being in the field for over 20 years. I am here for you. I know that seeing a therapist can be scary, but very rewarding. I believe that coming from a loving, caring place is part of the healing process. You matter. You are important. You deserve to be free from the emotional pain and struggle.
(512) 865-6148 View (512) 865-6148
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Jenn Kramer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Manor, TX 78653
If blah, anxious, depressed or isolated have become your new normal, let's talk. My style of therapy is relational, warm, respectful, and oriented toward supporting change when it's needed. There's not one way to do therapy because it's tailored to your needs and goals. Therapy can be a safe place to talk through difficult things, a place to grieve, a place to create plans to support behavior change, a place to develop communication and emotional IQ skills, a place to heal old wounds, a place to figure out how you want to navigate a difficult situation, and a place to figure out who you are and who you want to be.
If blah, anxious, depressed or isolated have become your new normal, let's talk. My style of therapy is relational, warm, respectful, and oriented toward supporting change when it's needed. There's not one way to do therapy because it's tailored to your needs and goals. Therapy can be a safe place to talk through difficult things, a place to grieve, a place to create plans to support behavior change, a place to develop communication and emotional IQ skills, a place to heal old wounds, a place to figure out how you want to navigate a difficult situation, and a place to figure out who you are and who you want to be.
(737) 520-3651 View (737) 520-3651
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Patricia Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Manor, TX 78653  (Online Only)
Life is challenging, and sometimes it can be overwhelming. When you are dealing with depression, anxiety, or trauma, it is OK to reach out for help. All of us need that from time to time. I can provide you with a space to step back and look at where you have been and where you are headed. I can give you the support you need to make the changes that will put you back on the road to a better life.
Life is challenging, and sometimes it can be overwhelming. When you are dealing with depression, anxiety, or trauma, it is OK to reach out for help. All of us need that from time to time. I can provide you with a space to step back and look at where you have been and where you are headed. I can give you the support you need to make the changes that will put you back on the road to a better life.
(512) 337-4196 View (512) 337-4196
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Courtney L. Weaver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPAff
Verified Verified
Manor, TX 78653
My goal is to help you make the best of your unique life circumstances and work towards being the person you want to be. I work with mood and anxiety disorders of all kinds, and also enjoy working with people navigating major life transitions, people in substance use recovery, dieting recovery, and those setting boundaries with complex families of origin. Prior to becoming a therapist I worked in public policy for over a decade, and have a deep understanding of the societal structures in place that feel immovable, and yet greatly impact our mental health.
My goal is to help you make the best of your unique life circumstances and work towards being the person you want to be. I work with mood and anxiety disorders of all kinds, and also enjoy working with people navigating major life transitions, people in substance use recovery, dieting recovery, and those setting boundaries with complex families of origin. Prior to becoming a therapist I worked in public policy for over a decade, and have a deep understanding of the societal structures in place that feel immovable, and yet greatly impact our mental health.
(512) 269-0366 View (512) 269-0366
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Kim Watts Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Manor, TX 78653  (Online Only)
My passion lies in assisting adults from diverse backgrounds and experiences. I take pride in helping individuals overcome life's hurdles, whether it's coping with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or dealing with the complexities of divorce, separation, grief and loss. My unwavering commitment is to create a warm and supportive space where clients feel at ease to discuss their concerns.
My passion lies in assisting adults from diverse backgrounds and experiences. I take pride in helping individuals overcome life's hurdles, whether it's coping with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or dealing with the complexities of divorce, separation, grief and loss. My unwavering commitment is to create a warm and supportive space where clients feel at ease to discuss their concerns.
(737) 200-9432 View (737) 200-9432
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Patrick Lee - Anew Era TMS & Psychiatry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Manor, TX 78653
Patrick Lee is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC State of Texas). He earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at University of the Cumberlands.
Patrick Lee is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC State of Texas). He earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Western Michigan University and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision at University of the Cumberlands.
(512) 229-9844 View (512) 229-9844

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 78653

30+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 78653 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
71% Life Transitions
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
76% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 78653 see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 78653?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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