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Colleen Johnston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Round Rock, TX 78664
I’m so glad you’re here. Taking this first step in getting support takes courage and true grit. My clients come from diverse backgrounds and experience anxiety, depression, and trauma. They often struggle with setting boundaries, managing stress, adjusting to a new phase in life, or navigating difficult relationships. Currently, I work with adolescents and adults utilizing a client-centered and attachment-based approach. Other modalities I practice include play and art therapy techniques, sand tray therapy, somatic, trauma focused, Dialectical Behavior (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Mindfulness-Based methods.
I’m so glad you’re here. Taking this first step in getting support takes courage and true grit. My clients come from diverse backgrounds and experience anxiety, depression, and trauma. They often struggle with setting boundaries, managing stress, adjusting to a new phase in life, or navigating difficult relationships. Currently, I work with adolescents and adults utilizing a client-centered and attachment-based approach. Other modalities I practice include play and art therapy techniques, sand tray therapy, somatic, trauma focused, Dialectical Behavior (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Mindfulness-Based methods.
(512) 641-4431 View (512) 641-4431
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Katy Marvel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Round Rock, TX 78664
Accepting new clients - I can help you problem solve, gain insight, increase happiness and find healing. I provide a safe and affirming space to explore your experiences, relationships, feelings and thoughts. I balance my straightforward nature with lighthearted humor, while being compassionate and authentic. Clients have told me that I am kind, accepting and helpful.
Accepting new clients - I can help you problem solve, gain insight, increase happiness and find healing. I provide a safe and affirming space to explore your experiences, relationships, feelings and thoughts. I balance my straightforward nature with lighthearted humor, while being compassionate and authentic. Clients have told me that I am kind, accepting and helpful.
(512) 399-1788 View (512) 399-1788
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Jennifer Reedy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S, PMH-C, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Round Rock, TX 78664  (Online Only)
Is your transition to parenthood not turning out the way you imagined? Are anxiety, depression, or issues from your past interfering with you becoming the parent you know you can be? My specialty is Perinatal Mental Health, and I provide support to parents at all points in their parenting journey. You may be pregnant or postpartum, dealing with anxiety or depression. Or perhaps extended family members are making it difficult for you to establish healthy boundaries around your new family. Maybe you’ve chosen to parent peacefully, but are struggling with what that means, and how to balance your needs with those of your child(ren).
Is your transition to parenthood not turning out the way you imagined? Are anxiety, depression, or issues from your past interfering with you becoming the parent you know you can be? My specialty is Perinatal Mental Health, and I provide support to parents at all points in their parenting journey. You may be pregnant or postpartum, dealing with anxiety or depression. Or perhaps extended family members are making it difficult for you to establish healthy boundaries around your new family. Maybe you’ve chosen to parent peacefully, but are struggling with what that means, and how to balance your needs with those of your child(ren).
(512) 595-3495 View (512) 595-3495
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Taylor McCarrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Round Rock, TX 78664
The cornerstone of my practice is the belief that actual connection with a real human being will go further than any single psychological theory. My degree is in clinical psychology with an emphasis in applied existentialism, which really just means applied humanity. I am a pragmatist and find mental and emotional health is contingent on meeting everyone where they are, rather than where anyone thinks they "should" be. I take pride in my honesty, compassion, and faith in humanity's ability to overcome. I truly love helping people through hard times, and look forward to helping you however I can.
The cornerstone of my practice is the belief that actual connection with a real human being will go further than any single psychological theory. My degree is in clinical psychology with an emphasis in applied existentialism, which really just means applied humanity. I am a pragmatist and find mental and emotional health is contingent on meeting everyone where they are, rather than where anyone thinks they "should" be. I take pride in my honesty, compassion, and faith in humanity's ability to overcome. I truly love helping people through hard times, and look forward to helping you however I can.
(737) 258-7538 View (737) 258-7538
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Monica Cluin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Round Rock, TX 78664
I am passionate about helping clients live a more fulfilling and resilient life. The most important aspect is providing a safe place for clients to express themselves and be understood. Utilizing a holistic approach allows me to look at the entire person to determine how best to help.
I am passionate about helping clients live a more fulfilling and resilient life. The most important aspect is providing a safe place for clients to express themselves and be understood. Utilizing a holistic approach allows me to look at the entire person to determine how best to help.
(512) 402-3037 View (512) 402-3037
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Connect & Reflect Counseling Services, PLLC.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
Round Rock, TX 78664  (Online Only)
Hola, my name is Francisca. I am Mexican-American, first generation, and a bilingual clinician. I live and practice in Austin, Texas. I grew up speaking Spanish as my primary language and learned English at a young age. I work using a cultural and relational lens approach. Other modalities used: EMDR-trained/Family systems/Eclectic/ Attachment based/ Person-centered, Narrative therapy.
Hola, my name is Francisca. I am Mexican-American, first generation, and a bilingual clinician. I live and practice in Austin, Texas. I grew up speaking Spanish as my primary language and learned English at a young age. I work using a cultural and relational lens approach. Other modalities used: EMDR-trained/Family systems/Eclectic/ Attachment based/ Person-centered, Narrative therapy.
(737) 232-6635 View (737) 232-6635
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Zhihan Su
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Round Rock, TX 78664
Do you feel like your relationship is stuck? Or like every conversation turns into the same fight over and over? Does it feel like a recent life change messed up a good thing? Maybe your relationship with your kid is getting harder and harder. Or your kid’s just a ‘turd.’ Does it sometimes feel like your emotions are controlling you? The good news is, these feelings are very common. Most of us get stuck in patterns that seem to get in the way of where we want to go. We develop those patterns without even noticing; one day we just notice things aren’t like we want them to be.
Do you feel like your relationship is stuck? Or like every conversation turns into the same fight over and over? Does it feel like a recent life change messed up a good thing? Maybe your relationship with your kid is getting harder and harder. Or your kid’s just a ‘turd.’ Does it sometimes feel like your emotions are controlling you? The good news is, these feelings are very common. Most of us get stuck in patterns that seem to get in the way of where we want to go. We develop those patterns without even noticing; one day we just notice things aren’t like we want them to be.
(512) 866-7149 View (512) 866-7149
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Ana Murillo-Herrera
Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Round Rock, TX 78664  (Online Only)
I believe people are more than their issues and problems. Finding a therapist that fits can be a daunting task if you have problems with adjustment, grief, anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses, identity issues, and/or relationship issues. I'm a bilingual therapist that uses a strength-based approach to help the client reach their goals. I use an interpersonal and client-centered approach in a culturally sensitive framework and use humor when possible to help clients achieve goals.
I believe people are more than their issues and problems. Finding a therapist that fits can be a daunting task if you have problems with adjustment, grief, anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses, identity issues, and/or relationship issues. I'm a bilingual therapist that uses a strength-based approach to help the client reach their goals. I use an interpersonal and client-centered approach in a culturally sensitive framework and use humor when possible to help clients achieve goals.
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Photo of Colton Rouse, MA, LPC, LMFT, Licensed Professional Counselor
Colton Rouse
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Round Rock, TX 78664  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm proud of you. Awareness is the first step and searching for a therapist means you are already on a path to self-betterment. My role is to be a companion, someone to walk that path with you and help unlock personal insights and perspectives to improve your quality of life. Change is the unknown, so it is scary and difficult. We can become too comfortable in our routine of life, but your presence here means you are ready for the next adventure. Allow me to connect with you to fulfill my life's purpose and help you reach your full potential. You are not alone and you are cared for, even by people you haven't met yet.
I'm proud of you. Awareness is the first step and searching for a therapist means you are already on a path to self-betterment. My role is to be a companion, someone to walk that path with you and help unlock personal insights and perspectives to improve your quality of life. Change is the unknown, so it is scary and difficult. We can become too comfortable in our routine of life, but your presence here means you are ready for the next adventure. Allow me to connect with you to fulfill my life's purpose and help you reach your full potential. You are not alone and you are cared for, even by people you haven't met yet.
(512) 890-3105 View (512) 890-3105
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Cindy Cassell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Round Rock, TX 78664  (Online Only)
Cindy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her master's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and graduated in 2010. She has been practicing since 2010. Cindy is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Solution Focused Therapy. Her diverse background utilizes expressive therapies, such as meditation, writing and art. She trained in spiritual direction through the Heart Paths Program.
Cindy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her master's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and graduated in 2010. She has been practicing since 2010. Cindy is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR and Solution Focused Therapy. Her diverse background utilizes expressive therapies, such as meditation, writing and art. She trained in spiritual direction through the Heart Paths Program.
(512) 882-0318 View (512) 882-0318
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Owen McGonnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Round Rock, TX 78664
For the past 40 years I have had the privilege of walking beside a wide variety of good people whose lives just weren't adding up. It has been a blessing and encouragement to assist my clients in discovering their potential that has often been hidden under difficulties. I believe that you, like other people, are always doing the best you know how, and that often what would help is a clearer sense of options that were there but not seeming visible before. My counseling approach is to greet people with empathy and optimism, and to explore the sources of issues and design practical solutions.
For the past 40 years I have had the privilege of walking beside a wide variety of good people whose lives just weren't adding up. It has been a blessing and encouragement to assist my clients in discovering their potential that has often been hidden under difficulties. I believe that you, like other people, are always doing the best you know how, and that often what would help is a clearer sense of options that were there but not seeming visible before. My counseling approach is to greet people with empathy and optimism, and to explore the sources of issues and design practical solutions.
(512) 764-3389 View (512) 764-3389
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Renee Thanos, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Round Rock, TX 78664
Waitlist for new clients
You may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss or adjusting to recent changes in your life. Let's work together in a collaborative relationship to identify the challenges you face and problem solve how to create more space and energy for joy in your life. I will provide compassionate support in a safe space to guide you in reaching your personal goals.
You may be struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss or adjusting to recent changes in your life. Let's work together in a collaborative relationship to identify the challenges you face and problem solve how to create more space and energy for joy in your life. I will provide compassionate support in a safe space to guide you in reaching your personal goals.
(512) 213-2974 View (512) 213-2974
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
Round Rock, TX 78664
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
(512) 805-7961 View (512) 805-7961
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Rob Porter
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Round Rock, TX 78664
Is your relationship in trouble? Does every fight go the same way? Is your relationship with your kids like walking on eggshells just trying to avoid a blowup that happens anyway? Are you or your spouse battling addiction? Are you personally struggling with feelings of hopelessness, depression, or anxiety? Chances are patterns have developed in your life and relationships that are creating problems for you. You may feel like nothing you try to fix the problem is working. But patterns can be changed. Things can get better. I can help you with that.
Is your relationship in trouble? Does every fight go the same way? Is your relationship with your kids like walking on eggshells just trying to avoid a blowup that happens anyway? Are you or your spouse battling addiction? Are you personally struggling with feelings of hopelessness, depression, or anxiety? Chances are patterns have developed in your life and relationships that are creating problems for you. You may feel like nothing you try to fix the problem is working. But patterns can be changed. Things can get better. I can help you with that.
(512) 861-6923 View (512) 861-6923
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Danielle Linders
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Round Rock, TX 78664
Not accepting new clients
Do you have moments that you feel like you just can't take one more thing going wrong? Feel like you have to push yourself everyday? Feel like no one understands? Struggling to transition in your life? The journey of counseling, is one that I look forward to taking with you. Along the way, I hope to empower you to be your own advocate and to provide you with coping skills in order to allow you to continue to add to your means of handling situations as they arise.
Do you have moments that you feel like you just can't take one more thing going wrong? Feel like you have to push yourself everyday? Feel like no one understands? Struggling to transition in your life? The journey of counseling, is one that I look forward to taking with you. Along the way, I hope to empower you to be your own advocate and to provide you with coping skills in order to allow you to continue to add to your means of handling situations as they arise.
(512) 957-2906 View (512) 957-2906
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Capri Wiggins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Round Rock, TX 78664
Every person has the capacity for growth and change, although it may be difficult for us to do so on our own. Clients often come in when they have begun to feel stuck and could use a comfortable space to express themselves, explore new perspectives, and receive non-judgmental support. You may be seeking ways to interact with yourself with more kindness or to interact with the world with more acceptance. My goal is to understand what has been keeping you stuck and help you determine what needs to happen in order to begin moving toward the life you want.
Every person has the capacity for growth and change, although it may be difficult for us to do so on our own. Clients often come in when they have begun to feel stuck and could use a comfortable space to express themselves, explore new perspectives, and receive non-judgmental support. You may be seeking ways to interact with yourself with more kindness or to interact with the world with more acceptance. My goal is to understand what has been keeping you stuck and help you determine what needs to happen in order to begin moving toward the life you want.
(512) 572-9575 View (512) 572-9575
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Montique Chance
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Round Rock, TX 78664
Are you in need of a safe, caring, judgement-free environment to acknowledge challenges, identify strengths, and build resources that align with your values to promote health? Welcome to Mindful Restorations. Individuals, couples, families, and groups are served here. Prior service experience includes treatment centers, schools, churches, and foster care. You're met where you are, early childhood to elder years, focusing on parenting, relationship concerns, life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma and more. Various therapy models may be used depending on your needs and preferences.
Are you in need of a safe, caring, judgement-free environment to acknowledge challenges, identify strengths, and build resources that align with your values to promote health? Welcome to Mindful Restorations. Individuals, couples, families, and groups are served here. Prior service experience includes treatment centers, schools, churches, and foster care. You're met where you are, early childhood to elder years, focusing on parenting, relationship concerns, life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma and more. Various therapy models may be used depending on your needs and preferences.
(833) 679-6819 View (833) 679-6819
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Vital Insight: EMDR-Brainspotting-SomaticTherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Round Rock, TX 78664
Ready to try clinical tools that neurobiologically locate, focus, process, and release experiences and symptoms that are typically out of your conscious reach? Try Brainspotting or EMDR! You will feel the difference within your first session. Specialities: Relationship Healing, Medical & Clinical Professionals, Competitive & Professional Athletes/Performers, Executive Leadership Team Recovery & Building, Partners of Addicts-Reintegration Planning, Young Adults, Teens-Life Transitions & Development.
Ready to try clinical tools that neurobiologically locate, focus, process, and release experiences and symptoms that are typically out of your conscious reach? Try Brainspotting or EMDR! You will feel the difference within your first session. Specialities: Relationship Healing, Medical & Clinical Professionals, Competitive & Professional Athletes/Performers, Executive Leadership Team Recovery & Building, Partners of Addicts-Reintegration Planning, Young Adults, Teens-Life Transitions & Development.
(512) 872-2293 View (512) 872-2293
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Cheryl Christman - Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Round Rock, TX 78664
I attended Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State University) in San Marcos, Texas. I received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a Master's in School Psychology, with a minor in Special Education. I have worked 13 years in Law Enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff/Correctional Officer, Prison Guard, Adult Probation officer, and Texas Youth Commission Parole Officer. I have over 24 years in education, 16 of which as a school counselor. Integrates Enneagram practices into therapeutic planning. I specialize in working with marriages in crisis, relationship issues, grief, and oppositional defiant behavior.
I attended Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State University) in San Marcos, Texas. I received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a Master's in School Psychology, with a minor in Special Education. I have worked 13 years in Law Enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff/Correctional Officer, Prison Guard, Adult Probation officer, and Texas Youth Commission Parole Officer. I have over 24 years in education, 16 of which as a school counselor. Integrates Enneagram practices into therapeutic planning. I specialize in working with marriages in crisis, relationship issues, grief, and oppositional defiant behavior.
(512) 872-2491 View (512) 872-2491
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Amy Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Round Rock, TX 78664
I am a trauma informed EMDR trained therapist and clinical supervisor. I work with individuals to identify and overcome patterns and create new ways of being in the world. Additionally, I help couples overcome negative patterns using research based frameworks and methods in a fun and collaborative environment. I cannot wait to meet you and help create a path of healing and growth focused on your goals for your marriage and your life.
I am a trauma informed EMDR trained therapist and clinical supervisor. I work with individuals to identify and overcome patterns and create new ways of being in the world. Additionally, I help couples overcome negative patterns using research based frameworks and methods in a fun and collaborative environment. I cannot wait to meet you and help create a path of healing and growth focused on your goals for your marriage and your life.
(512) 221-4155 View (512) 221-4155

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 78664

400+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 78664 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
72% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
60% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Aetna
70% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 78664 see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 78664?

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.