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Marissa Bortenstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752
Not accepting new clients
Seeking out help can be a tough and vulnerable process and I want to commend you on reaching out and taking that initiative. I emphasize on utilizing a collaborative, warm and supportive approach during therapy sessions so we are able to overcome long standing issues and address more recent concerns. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so we can get to know one another and ensure we are a good match for therapy.
Seeking out help can be a tough and vulnerable process and I want to commend you on reaching out and taking that initiative. I emphasize on utilizing a collaborative, warm and supportive approach during therapy sessions so we are able to overcome long standing issues and address more recent concerns. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so we can get to know one another and ensure we are a good match for therapy.
(512) 942-0395 View (512) 942-0395
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Sakena Whilby
LPC Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752  (Online Only)
In the midst of what feels like a quarter-life crisis? Maybe you're drowning in stress, and anxiety, or struggling with a deep feeling of unfulfillment despite doing everything "right." It can feel overwhelming constantly thinking about the "shoulds" and "could haves" of life without any end in sight. Plus the constant pressure of having your 20s and 30s match the picture-perfect adventures you see on Instagram can be exhausting. Together we can figure it out. Change can be hella hard, so let's figure out how to make it happen together.
In the midst of what feels like a quarter-life crisis? Maybe you're drowning in stress, and anxiety, or struggling with a deep feeling of unfulfillment despite doing everything "right." It can feel overwhelming constantly thinking about the "shoulds" and "could haves" of life without any end in sight. Plus the constant pressure of having your 20s and 30s match the picture-perfect adventures you see on Instagram can be exhausting. Together we can figure it out. Change can be hella hard, so let's figure out how to make it happen together.
(512) 866-1538 View (512) 866-1538
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Eleny Guerrero Pena Lpc Lcdc - Courage 2 Overcome Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC, EMDR, trained
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78752
Do anxiety, generation trauma ("what happens at home stays home" and never resolved), sexual abuse, addiction and insecurities run your life more than your values and dreams? Do you relive the past as if it were happening right now? Your head knows better, but it fails to convince your heart otherwise. As challenging as those experiences were for the past, they continue to zap away your joy and confidence today. You might even avoid situations that trigger the feelings.
Do anxiety, generation trauma ("what happens at home stays home" and never resolved), sexual abuse, addiction and insecurities run your life more than your values and dreams? Do you relive the past as if it were happening right now? Your head knows better, but it fails to convince your heart otherwise. As challenging as those experiences were for the past, they continue to zap away your joy and confidence today. You might even avoid situations that trigger the feelings.
(512) 890-2730 View (512) 890-2730
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Kailynn Klepfer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752  (Online Only)
Kailynn Klepfer, LCSW-S, CCTP has experience treating working professionals who need help setting boundaries, decreasing anxiety or depression, or improving work-life balance. Kailynn also supports new moms who may be struggling with postpartum depression, anxiety, or struggling with their identity since motherhood. Kailynn also has additional training in infertility and pregnancy loss. Kailynn utilizes her Certification in Trauma to treat adults who have experienced trauma.
Kailynn Klepfer, LCSW-S, CCTP has experience treating working professionals who need help setting boundaries, decreasing anxiety or depression, or improving work-life balance. Kailynn also supports new moms who may be struggling with postpartum depression, anxiety, or struggling with their identity since motherhood. Kailynn also has additional training in infertility and pregnancy loss. Kailynn utilizes her Certification in Trauma to treat adults who have experienced trauma.
(737) 302-5514 x1 View (737) 302-5514 x1
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Krystal Klein
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752  (Online Only)
My therapeutic style is warm and understanding. I believe in meeting my clients where they're at and allowing them to move at their own pace while simultaneously challenging them to work towards their treatment goals. My approach combines solution-focus, dialectical and cognitive-behavioral, with a heavy dose of mindfulness.
My therapeutic style is warm and understanding. I believe in meeting my clients where they're at and allowing them to move at their own pace while simultaneously challenging them to work towards their treatment goals. My approach combines solution-focus, dialectical and cognitive-behavioral, with a heavy dose of mindfulness.
(737) 302-5693 x1 View (737) 302-5693 x1
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Erika J. Vivyan
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78752  (Online Only)
You’re looking for the right therapist to help. You’re overwhelmed and exhausted. The worries, what-ifs, and and wonderings are just too much to handle. You’re sick of the tears, tantrums, and terrible nights. You wish this anxiety would just leave you alone. Sometimes you think that these fears are normal, but recently school is getting harder, friendships are falling apart, and life at home is so stressful you could cry. You want to find someone who can help you, your child, or your teen to gain the confidence and flexibility to get life back on track. You might even be wondering if a diagnosis such as ADHD, ASD, or OCD fits you.
You’re looking for the right therapist to help. You’re overwhelmed and exhausted. The worries, what-ifs, and and wonderings are just too much to handle. You’re sick of the tears, tantrums, and terrible nights. You wish this anxiety would just leave you alone. Sometimes you think that these fears are normal, but recently school is getting harder, friendships are falling apart, and life at home is so stressful you could cry. You want to find someone who can help you, your child, or your teen to gain the confidence and flexibility to get life back on track. You might even be wondering if a diagnosis such as ADHD, ASD, or OCD fits you.
(512) 641-9448 View (512) 641-9448
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Michael Braxton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC, MHPS
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752
My name is Michael Braxton and for the past 15 years, I've dedicated my career to supporting individuals who have experienced trauma, incarceration, substance use, and grief and loss. I understand that reaching out for help can be a daunting step. My commitment is to create a safe, supportive space where you feel heard, respected, and empowered. I believe in the power of trauma-informed care. This means I focus on understanding that trauma can leave deep scars, impacting how you see yourself and the world. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, or difficulty trusting others. I am here to help.
My name is Michael Braxton and for the past 15 years, I've dedicated my career to supporting individuals who have experienced trauma, incarceration, substance use, and grief and loss. I understand that reaching out for help can be a daunting step. My commitment is to create a safe, supportive space where you feel heard, respected, and empowered. I believe in the power of trauma-informed care. This means I focus on understanding that trauma can leave deep scars, impacting how you see yourself and the world. You might be struggling with anxiety, depression, or difficulty trusting others. I am here to help.
(512) 559-8941 View (512) 559-8941
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Andrea Rose
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78752
My clients are those that want to better themselves in some way, but are not quite sure what they want or how to get there. I love working with those of you that are making major life transitions, such as going to college, getting a new job, moving to a new location, changing a relationship status, etc. Sometimes when we feel stuck in a particular position, our potential gets stuck with us. I love working with eager folks that are ready to start confronting their yuckiness in life. Even if you're not sure where to start, or just want help in general- I LOVE that. And I get you!
My clients are those that want to better themselves in some way, but are not quite sure what they want or how to get there. I love working with those of you that are making major life transitions, such as going to college, getting a new job, moving to a new location, changing a relationship status, etc. Sometimes when we feel stuck in a particular position, our potential gets stuck with us. I love working with eager folks that are ready to start confronting their yuckiness in life. Even if you're not sure where to start, or just want help in general- I LOVE that. And I get you!
(512) 489-9208 View (512) 489-9208
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Nicolas Carrasco
Psychologist, PhD, LSOTP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752
I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. I am internationally recognized for my work with adolescents and their families in the areas of trauma and problematic sexual behavior, and I present regularly about my work at conferences locally, nationally, and internationally. I am a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP), and I have extensive experience in clinical and forensic (legal) settings. I provide therapy, consultation, and expert testimony, especially in the area of problematic sexual behaviors and trauma, in English and Spanish.
I hold a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. I am internationally recognized for my work with adolescents and their families in the areas of trauma and problematic sexual behavior, and I present regularly about my work at conferences locally, nationally, and internationally. I am a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP), and I have extensive experience in clinical and forensic (legal) settings. I provide therapy, consultation, and expert testimony, especially in the area of problematic sexual behaviors and trauma, in English and Spanish.
(737) 204-9093 View (737) 204-9093
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From Spark to Fire Counseling and Supervision PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78752
Sometimes all it takes to make a change is the courage to take the first step. We offer Individual and Couples Therapy in and around the Austin area. Each session is provided in a safe and secure environment to share on a long or short-term basis depending on the client. We value and demonstrate open-mindedness for all walks of life and possess vast experience with many different issues and diagnoses. We believe that together we can design a step-by-step, cost-effective plan for you to achieve optimum ongoing happiness, satisfaction, and productivity in life.
Sometimes all it takes to make a change is the courage to take the first step. We offer Individual and Couples Therapy in and around the Austin area. Each session is provided in a safe and secure environment to share on a long or short-term basis depending on the client. We value and demonstrate open-mindedness for all walks of life and possess vast experience with many different issues and diagnoses. We believe that together we can design a step-by-step, cost-effective plan for you to achieve optimum ongoing happiness, satisfaction, and productivity in life.
(737) 204-8658 View (737) 204-8658
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Joe Dias
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752
Managing life's battles can be overwhelming and inherently all-consuming. I am direct, solution focused and client centered when it comes to working with people who are seeking treatment related to substance use/addiction disorders, family/relational conflict, spiritual questioning centered around trauma, grief or purposeful living, life transitions, case management, marriage and couples counseling as well as working with teens, emerging and aging adults. Our sessions can range from helping manage fear that may cause immobility or clouding our brightest path to addressing coping skills to better navigate relapse, improving communication or building insight to behavior and purpose.
Managing life's battles can be overwhelming and inherently all-consuming. I am direct, solution focused and client centered when it comes to working with people who are seeking treatment related to substance use/addiction disorders, family/relational conflict, spiritual questioning centered around trauma, grief or purposeful living, life transitions, case management, marriage and couples counseling as well as working with teens, emerging and aging adults. Our sessions can range from helping manage fear that may cause immobility or clouding our brightest path to addressing coping skills to better navigate relapse, improving communication or building insight to behavior and purpose.
(512) 488-4220 View (512) 488-4220
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Trent Hepting
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752  (Online Only)
I work with people like you, who experience a sense of dread around being stuck in their jobs, relationships, and futures. There are fears with your meaning in life, your identity, caregiver burnout, and traumas. I just want to say, those are not small emotions you are having; I can only imagine the weight you are carrying and how overwhelming life can feel. But I see you in there. The real you behind the fear, the anger, and the loss. And accept you. All of you. My hope is that together, we can honor that you are exactly who you needed to be to survive this far, while offering you a chance to be who you want to be too.
I work with people like you, who experience a sense of dread around being stuck in their jobs, relationships, and futures. There are fears with your meaning in life, your identity, caregiver burnout, and traumas. I just want to say, those are not small emotions you are having; I can only imagine the weight you are carrying and how overwhelming life can feel. But I see you in there. The real you behind the fear, the anger, and the loss. And accept you. All of you. My hope is that together, we can honor that you are exactly who you needed to be to survive this far, while offering you a chance to be who you want to be too.
(737) 258-7708 View (737) 258-7708
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Frances Germany
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752  (Online Only)
I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to allow you to process. You are the author and main character in Your story. I am here to walk along side of you toward in achieving the goals you wish to accomplish. We are better together, and together we can achieve it. Let's glow and grow together.
I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to allow you to process. You are the author and main character in Your story. I am here to walk along side of you toward in achieving the goals you wish to accomplish. We are better together, and together we can achieve it. Let's glow and grow together.
(737) 302-5479 x1 View (737) 302-5479 x1
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Jennifer Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752
Are you feeling down or just not yourself? Are you overwhelmed or burdened by stress at home, work, or school? Whether you are challenged by life's transitions, relational concerns, grief/loss, anxiety, or depression, I am here to help! Everyone's experience is unique, and I work together with each client to process their current challenges and achieve the changes that they desire. You have it within you to reach your full potential and find the happiness you are seeking. I am EMDR trained and use the modality to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Are you feeling down or just not yourself? Are you overwhelmed or burdened by stress at home, work, or school? Whether you are challenged by life's transitions, relational concerns, grief/loss, anxiety, or depression, I am here to help! Everyone's experience is unique, and I work together with each client to process their current challenges and achieve the changes that they desire. You have it within you to reach your full potential and find the happiness you are seeking. I am EMDR trained and use the modality to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety and depression.
(512) 234-4655 View (512) 234-4655
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Marlon Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78752  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello. I hope to support individuals managing racial and cultural trauma. I specialize in my work with Black individuals, my Queer and Trans family, and the various concerns we face at the intersection of our personal and professional identities. I provide culturally-inclusive care and spiritually-integrated support for those seeking meaning-making in their therapeutic process. I'm open to processing whatever energy exists in your search for the sacred. If your goals are to address feelings of anxiety, depression, racial and ethnic trauma, church hurt, or sexual identity issues, I'm here to help.
Hello. I hope to support individuals managing racial and cultural trauma. I specialize in my work with Black individuals, my Queer and Trans family, and the various concerns we face at the intersection of our personal and professional identities. I provide culturally-inclusive care and spiritually-integrated support for those seeking meaning-making in their therapeutic process. I'm open to processing whatever energy exists in your search for the sacred. If your goals are to address feelings of anxiety, depression, racial and ethnic trauma, church hurt, or sexual identity issues, I'm here to help.
(512) 548-4522 View (512) 548-4522
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Kayla Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78752
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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Connor Bowie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752
A dedicated psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of trauma, mental health, substance use, and spiritual exploration. The therapeutic approaches are tailored to address your unique needs, all with the overarching goal of guiding you towards a state of wholeness. Drawing from a wealth of experience and expertise, you will be provided the assistance you are seeking or will be pointed towards the most suitable resources for your unique needs.
A dedicated psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of trauma, mental health, substance use, and spiritual exploration. The therapeutic approaches are tailored to address your unique needs, all with the overarching goal of guiding you towards a state of wholeness. Drawing from a wealth of experience and expertise, you will be provided the assistance you are seeking or will be pointed towards the most suitable resources for your unique needs.
(512) 883-8437 View (512) 883-8437
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Aniela Baczewski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78752
Therapy - all of us have our own definition, belief, opinion, or awareness as to what the journey entails. Whether this is your very first therapy experience or you are simply looking for a new therapist, you hold your own idea of what therapy is. Our world is filled with a colossal amount of uncertainty, which can lead us to feeling stressed, disconnected, and unable to access our truest selves. I believe that through therapy, the uncertainty can become more approachable, which allows us to unveil our genuine form and live a fuller life. No matter what therapy means to you, it focuses on the future you, uncertainty and all.
Therapy - all of us have our own definition, belief, opinion, or awareness as to what the journey entails. Whether this is your very first therapy experience or you are simply looking for a new therapist, you hold your own idea of what therapy is. Our world is filled with a colossal amount of uncertainty, which can lead us to feeling stressed, disconnected, and unable to access our truest selves. I believe that through therapy, the uncertainty can become more approachable, which allows us to unveil our genuine form and live a fuller life. No matter what therapy means to you, it focuses on the future you, uncertainty and all.
(512) 859-7882 View (512) 859-7882
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Roy Faget
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752
Are you struggling to find ways to look at the troubles confronting you, and would you like to develop new ways to approach them? By using an integrative application of a variety of therapeutic approaches we can discover what seem to fit you as a person as we talk it out. As we look at your feelings and emotions, your thoughts, or how you have previously responded to situations of difficulty, we can explore ways to make your life more enjoyable.
Are you struggling to find ways to look at the troubles confronting you, and would you like to develop new ways to approach them? By using an integrative application of a variety of therapeutic approaches we can discover what seem to fit you as a person as we talk it out. As we look at your feelings and emotions, your thoughts, or how you have previously responded to situations of difficulty, we can explore ways to make your life more enjoyable.
(512) 764-1466 View (512) 764-1466
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Jana McCook
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752
Codependency, Anxiety, Recovery & Sobriety, Trauma, Family issues, Boundaries, Relationship difficulties, Perfectionism, and Career Path.
Codependency, Anxiety, Recovery & Sobriety, Trauma, Family issues, Boundaries, Relationship difficulties, Perfectionism, and Career Path.
(512) 201-4501 x1 View (512) 201-4501 x1

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 78752

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 78752 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues
66% Grief
63% Self Esteem
60% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Aetna
60% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 78752 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

61% Female
37% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 78752?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.