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Summer A Birmingham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78724
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou Seeking therapy can feel like a daunting task, especially if you are already holding life challenges that have become too exhausting and heavy to carry on your own. Whatever has brought you to this place, you are taking an incredibly courageous step in addressing whatever lies between you and who you want to become. Through our therapeutic time, I provide an accepting, safe, and non-judgmental emotional and physical space for you to show up as your true and authentic self and unpack your story as it makes sense to you.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~ Maya Angelou Seeking therapy can feel like a daunting task, especially if you are already holding life challenges that have become too exhausting and heavy to carry on your own. Whatever has brought you to this place, you are taking an incredibly courageous step in addressing whatever lies between you and who you want to become. Through our therapeutic time, I provide an accepting, safe, and non-judgmental emotional and physical space for you to show up as your true and authentic self and unpack your story as it makes sense to you.
(512) 601-8419 View (512) 601-8419
Photo of Joseph Gorordo, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 78724, TX
Joseph Gorordo
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78724
Are you ready to change the way you've been living? Addiction of any sort, whether it be to alcohol or drugs, can be devastating to both individuals and families. As a person in long-term recovery I'm intimately familiar with what it takes to recover and have dedicated my life to helping families and individuals heal from addiction and step into a new life filled with hope and promise. I specialize in motivating clients to seek treatment and assisting individuals who have recently left treatment to find the appropriate supports in their community.
Are you ready to change the way you've been living? Addiction of any sort, whether it be to alcohol or drugs, can be devastating to both individuals and families. As a person in long-term recovery I'm intimately familiar with what it takes to recover and have dedicated my life to helping families and individuals heal from addiction and step into a new life filled with hope and promise. I specialize in motivating clients to seek treatment and assisting individuals who have recently left treatment to find the appropriate supports in their community.
(833) 934-2647 View (833) 934-2647
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Kimberly Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
Hi there, I’m Kimberly and I am dedicated to helping you connect to yourself and those around you meaningfully. My goal is to support you in navigating through life’s uncertainties, relational challenges, and growth obstacles. With 10 years of experience, I provide trauma-informed care to those who feel their behaviors are not in alignment with their beliefs about themselves. Having primarily worked in the area of domestic and intimate partner violence, I am equipped to help you focus on enhancing relational safety and fulfillment.
Hi there, I’m Kimberly and I am dedicated to helping you connect to yourself and those around you meaningfully. My goal is to support you in navigating through life’s uncertainties, relational challenges, and growth obstacles. With 10 years of experience, I provide trauma-informed care to those who feel their behaviors are not in alignment with their beliefs about themselves. Having primarily worked in the area of domestic and intimate partner violence, I am equipped to help you focus on enhancing relational safety and fulfillment.
(512) 942-2630 View (512) 942-2630
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Jamaika Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
Jamaika is an LCSW with a Masters concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Jamaika utilizes a very person centered approach, however she does challenge her clients when needed. Jamaika see’s an array of clients including those who are dealing with adjustment issues due to a stressful change in their life (toxic relationships, heartbreak, divorce, new job, school, sports etc.) to clients with diagnosis of depression, anxiety, bipolar and more. Jamaika holds specialty in three areas: Athletes, Domestic Violence, and Alcohol & Substance Use.
Jamaika is an LCSW with a Masters concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Jamaika utilizes a very person centered approach, however she does challenge her clients when needed. Jamaika see’s an array of clients including those who are dealing with adjustment issues due to a stressful change in their life (toxic relationships, heartbreak, divorce, new job, school, sports etc.) to clients with diagnosis of depression, anxiety, bipolar and more. Jamaika holds specialty in three areas: Athletes, Domestic Violence, and Alcohol & Substance Use.
(737) 345-3754 View (737) 345-3754
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Emily Dirksmeyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
You deserve the space to explore your most honest and vulnerable self safely and without judgment. Through deep connection and an unearthing of your existing wisdom, I will support you in your journey towards healing. As a therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with diverse populations in varied clinical and public policy settings. From these experiences, I have developed an approach that is extremely person centered and I prioritize my role as an advocate to champion your needs. I am passionate about elevating my clients voice to prioritize their well deserved opportunity to thrive.
You deserve the space to explore your most honest and vulnerable self safely and without judgment. Through deep connection and an unearthing of your existing wisdom, I will support you in your journey towards healing. As a therapist, I have had the opportunity to work with diverse populations in varied clinical and public policy settings. From these experiences, I have developed an approach that is extremely person centered and I prioritize my role as an advocate to champion your needs. I am passionate about elevating my clients voice to prioritize their well deserved opportunity to thrive.
(737) 510-7904 View (737) 510-7904
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Dara Hendon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples and groups wanting to increase depth and intimacy in their relationships, through skill building and understanding. I am a Gottman Level I trained clinician and a sexual health specialist. I believe everyone has the right to have satisfactory sexual health. My own personal journey of having to navigate the journey alone, has led me to be able to provide a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere for others to express their sexual health needs. I am here to help adults dealing with sexual health issues, which can impact other areas of their lives.
I work with individuals, couples and groups wanting to increase depth and intimacy in their relationships, through skill building and understanding. I am a Gottman Level I trained clinician and a sexual health specialist. I believe everyone has the right to have satisfactory sexual health. My own personal journey of having to navigate the journey alone, has led me to be able to provide a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere for others to express their sexual health needs. I am here to help adults dealing with sexual health issues, which can impact other areas of their lives.
(737) 259-7572 View (737) 259-7572
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Reno Gomez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a LCSW who works with individuals who are experiencing a disruption in a relationship, difficulty managing their mood, or experiencing symptoms related to trauma. My experience providing individual and group outpatient services, as well as crisis intervention services, allows me to provide my client with the tools needed to work towards recovery. I work to form a trusting therapeutic relationship to allow for exploration of strengths and skills to overcome life challenges. My hope is for all clients to acquire the skills to be their own therapist, and progress from the counseling relationship with an increased sense of self.
I am a LCSW who works with individuals who are experiencing a disruption in a relationship, difficulty managing their mood, or experiencing symptoms related to trauma. My experience providing individual and group outpatient services, as well as crisis intervention services, allows me to provide my client with the tools needed to work towards recovery. I work to form a trusting therapeutic relationship to allow for exploration of strengths and skills to overcome life challenges. My hope is for all clients to acquire the skills to be their own therapist, and progress from the counseling relationship with an increased sense of self.
(512) 233-6597 View (512) 233-6597
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Kylie Lahey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping people by teaching them to help themselves. This looks like teaching coping skills and thought-change perspectives to expand their ability to cope with the stressors of life. I have experience working a variety of athletes from elite to recreational levels for both personal and performance-based concerns. I am also passionate about serving clients experiencing grief and loss, as grief requires being witnessed to heal, and I am willing to witness your grief. I welcome clients looking to work through anxiety, breakups, loss of identity, and life changes.
I am passionate about helping people by teaching them to help themselves. This looks like teaching coping skills and thought-change perspectives to expand their ability to cope with the stressors of life. I have experience working a variety of athletes from elite to recreational levels for both personal and performance-based concerns. I am also passionate about serving clients experiencing grief and loss, as grief requires being witnessed to heal, and I am willing to witness your grief. I welcome clients looking to work through anxiety, breakups, loss of identity, and life changes.
(512) 877-4504 View (512) 877-4504
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Janaleen Solis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
"Only when we're brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light." - Brene Brown. Every person has their own strongholds to overcome, I am a firm believer that every person deserves insight, healing and above all, freedom. My passion lies in walking alongside that journey and empowering people to create the life they want to have both internally and in their relationships with the significant people in their lives.
"Only when we're brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light." - Brene Brown. Every person has their own strongholds to overcome, I am a firm believer that every person deserves insight, healing and above all, freedom. My passion lies in walking alongside that journey and empowering people to create the life they want to have both internally and in their relationships with the significant people in their lives.
(512) 778-0446 View (512) 778-0446
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Kaneisha Perry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
Kaneisha Perry is a highly skilled and compassionate mental health therapist. With a client-focused approach, she is dedicated to fostering a supportive and collaborative therapeutic environment. With focus on the use of (CBT), Kaneisha employs evidence-based practices to empower her clients in navigating life's challenges.
Kaneisha Perry is a highly skilled and compassionate mental health therapist. With a client-focused approach, she is dedicated to fostering a supportive and collaborative therapeutic environment. With focus on the use of (CBT), Kaneisha employs evidence-based practices to empower her clients in navigating life's challenges.
(737) 520-4514 View (737) 520-4514
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Alive Austin
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78724
Why Us? Alive Austin is creating a new paradigm for what's possible with regard to your healing... With 15+ therapists, we will have a match for you. On our website, you can virtually meet all of our therapists. Set up an initial consult(s) at no charge. Switch therapists for any reason. It's your healing...it should be your choice. With our diversity and depth of expertise, you will receive informed, current, comprehensive services. Our goal is for you to achieve the maximum benefits possible, in the shortest amount of time, and at the lowest cost.
Why Us? Alive Austin is creating a new paradigm for what's possible with regard to your healing... With 15+ therapists, we will have a match for you. On our website, you can virtually meet all of our therapists. Set up an initial consult(s) at no charge. Switch therapists for any reason. It's your healing...it should be your choice. With our diversity and depth of expertise, you will receive informed, current, comprehensive services. Our goal is for you to achieve the maximum benefits possible, in the shortest amount of time, and at the lowest cost.
(512) 686-4831 View (512) 686-4831
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Kelli Hansen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78724
In our society today, self-care is so often put to the way side and put off for "another time." I commend you on taking this step in seeking the support and help you are needing today. I would be honored to help you address the obstacles or transitions presenting a challenge in your daily living. It is my life's passion to guide people through the difficult journey of healing and unveiling of their own self-love, acceptance and understanding.
In our society today, self-care is so often put to the way side and put off for "another time." I commend you on taking this step in seeking the support and help you are needing today. I would be honored to help you address the obstacles or transitions presenting a challenge in your daily living. It is my life's passion to guide people through the difficult journey of healing and unveiling of their own self-love, acceptance and understanding.
(512) 729-8431 View (512) 729-8431
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Mohadev Bhattacharyya
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78724
I believe that we all have within us the potential to fully and confidently experience life in all its ups and downs, and to live and love authentically. If you're struggling in relationships, feeling unsatisfied or stuck in life, or feel that you aren't living at your full potential, I would like to help.
I believe that we all have within us the potential to fully and confidently experience life in all its ups and downs, and to live and love authentically. If you're struggling in relationships, feeling unsatisfied or stuck in life, or feel that you aren't living at your full potential, I would like to help.
(737) 510-2780 View (737) 510-2780
Photo of Christina Latimer, Licensed Professional Counselor in 78724, TX
Christina Latimer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78724
Not accepting new clients
I provide a non-judgmental, supportive space for a diverse population of adult clients to work through a variety of life challenges. I believe in the power, healing and personal growth that can occur within the therapeutic environment. I embrace a client's uniqueness and I strive to build a collaborative relationship of trust and respect.
I provide a non-judgmental, supportive space for a diverse population of adult clients to work through a variety of life challenges. I believe in the power, healing and personal growth that can occur within the therapeutic environment. I embrace a client's uniqueness and I strive to build a collaborative relationship of trust and respect.
(361) 336-0876 View (361) 336-0876
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Johanna Austin-Azadi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78724
I join clients on their personal and professional journeys and support them in leveling up their lives! As a hybrid life coach and therapist, I offer support on achieving outcomes (such as "I want to find my mission in life" or "I want to feel really happy and energetic" or "I'm ready to open/level up my business") and I work with clients who are truly ready for growth! The bonus outcomes - my clients report increased self-confidence, clarity on life and purpose, assertiveness, increased joy, better relationships, and as a result they take bold steps into their authentic selves and write their own stories.
I join clients on their personal and professional journeys and support them in leveling up their lives! As a hybrid life coach and therapist, I offer support on achieving outcomes (such as "I want to find my mission in life" or "I want to feel really happy and energetic" or "I'm ready to open/level up my business") and I work with clients who are truly ready for growth! The bonus outcomes - my clients report increased self-confidence, clarity on life and purpose, assertiveness, increased joy, better relationships, and as a result they take bold steps into their authentic selves and write their own stories.
(512) 359-3503 View (512) 359-3503
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Jeffrey Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
My approach to counseling is rooted in psychoanalytic, person-centerd, and feminist theories with a core of understanding change begins with awareness. I creates a safe and non-judgemental space where gentleness, humor, and creativity are important parts of the process. Every person is different, and I approach every client with that in mind. We work to understand your needs and goals, and how I can help you get there. It's all about you, and what I can do to help.
My approach to counseling is rooted in psychoanalytic, person-centerd, and feminist theories with a core of understanding change begins with awareness. I creates a safe and non-judgemental space where gentleness, humor, and creativity are important parts of the process. Every person is different, and I approach every client with that in mind. We work to understand your needs and goals, and how I can help you get there. It's all about you, and what I can do to help.
(737) 258-2307 View (737) 258-2307
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Jennifer Zimmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
I found an unintentional niche when I started my journey as a therapist. Most of my clients come in with very high anxiety and a disconnected from their bodies. While some truly only have anxiety, many more have discovered childhood trauma buried deep inside. My biggest surprise though was the amount of women I have seen come in with anxiety and together we have discovered undiagnosed ADHD. It has been my absolute joy to help these women understand themselves and learn to work WITH their brains and reconnect with the bodies that often feel foreign to them.
I found an unintentional niche when I started my journey as a therapist. Most of my clients come in with very high anxiety and a disconnected from their bodies. While some truly only have anxiety, many more have discovered childhood trauma buried deep inside. My biggest surprise though was the amount of women I have seen come in with anxiety and together we have discovered undiagnosed ADHD. It has been my absolute joy to help these women understand themselves and learn to work WITH their brains and reconnect with the bodies that often feel foreign to them.
(346) 394-8314 View (346) 394-8314
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Michael D Dangerfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78724
Hoping that your situation will turn out for the better, especially during difficult times, is extremely important; hope alone however, will only take you so far. My aim, as your therapist, is to assist you in identifying the connection between your beliefs, behaviors, and the challenges you're experiencing. I use sound therapeutic models to frame our therapuetic approach in session, and together, we'll work to enhance your outlook, build your skills, and reframe your life. I truly believe you're remarkable and more resilient than you know; my goal is to help you see that. Let's go All In, together.
Hoping that your situation will turn out for the better, especially during difficult times, is extremely important; hope alone however, will only take you so far. My aim, as your therapist, is to assist you in identifying the connection between your beliefs, behaviors, and the challenges you're experiencing. I use sound therapeutic models to frame our therapuetic approach in session, and together, we'll work to enhance your outlook, build your skills, and reframe your life. I truly believe you're remarkable and more resilient than you know; my goal is to help you see that. Let's go All In, together.
(281) 672-8059 View (281) 672-8059
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Chris Norris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
How do you define manhood when there’s no manual? What do you do when you want to be a good partner but feel like you keep mis-stepping? As men, sometimes we need a space to talk about what manhood means to us. We need a space to feel seen, heard and validated. We need a space to talk about life’s successes, challenges, and fears. We also need a space for accountability. I am passionate about supporting men who struggle with anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues. My goal is to create a space where men can learn the connections between their thoughts, feelings and actions. If this resonates with you, tap in. Let’s work.
How do you define manhood when there’s no manual? What do you do when you want to be a good partner but feel like you keep mis-stepping? As men, sometimes we need a space to talk about what manhood means to us. We need a space to feel seen, heard and validated. We need a space to talk about life’s successes, challenges, and fears. We also need a space for accountability. I am passionate about supporting men who struggle with anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues. My goal is to create a space where men can learn the connections between their thoughts, feelings and actions. If this resonates with you, tap in. Let’s work.
(469) 457-2100 View (469) 457-2100
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Kayla Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78724
I am passionate about working with neurodivergent folks (Autism, ADHD, OCD et al). I also frequently work with couples and polycules, as well as individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or nerdy creatives. When working with couples and relationships, I'm passionate about facilitating improved communication to resolve a recurring area of friction, cultivating awareness of unhelpful patterns so we can break them, and deepening the friendship and intimacy in the relationship. I frequently work with relationships where one or more partner is neurodivergent. I also offer online therapy groups for ADHD and Autistic folks.
I am passionate about working with neurodivergent folks (Autism, ADHD, OCD et al). I also frequently work with couples and polycules, as well as individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or nerdy creatives. When working with couples and relationships, I'm passionate about facilitating improved communication to resolve a recurring area of friction, cultivating awareness of unhelpful patterns so we can break them, and deepening the friendship and intimacy in the relationship. I frequently work with relationships where one or more partner is neurodivergent. I also offer online therapy groups for ADHD and Autistic folks.
(737) 510-4548 View (737) 510-4548

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 78724

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 78724 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Stress
83% Depression
83% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
79% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 78724 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 78724?

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.