Photo of Bianca Balderrama, Licensed Professional Counselor in 79936, TX
Bianca Balderrama
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Transitions and change can be difficult and can often lead to feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and depression. These feelings are common responses to experiences like relationship/work stress and family conflict. The process of healing through pain is an individual and unique one and sometimes we struggle with our ability to effectively cope with the feelings that these experiences and life changes bring. You may find yourself in need of a little guidance and support and my goal is to provide a space where you feel safe in that experience. Healing can be facilitated when you no longer feel like you are struggling alone.
Transitions and change can be difficult and can often lead to feelings of anxiety, loneliness, and depression. These feelings are common responses to experiences like relationship/work stress and family conflict. The process of healing through pain is an individual and unique one and sometimes we struggle with our ability to effectively cope with the feelings that these experiences and life changes bring. You may find yourself in need of a little guidance and support and my goal is to provide a space where you feel safe in that experience. Healing can be facilitated when you no longer feel like you are struggling alone.
(915) 974-3652 View (915) 974-3652
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Dr. Deborah Ontiveros and WellConnect Counseling
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79936
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with individuals who work in high risk occupations such as law enforcement and the military. I also have a great deal of experience working with the partners and family members of what I like to call "High Risk Humans". If you feel your life is stressful and complicated, don't hesitate to reach out to me because in reality, you don't have to work in an obviously stressful occupation to feel like you have a high stress, high risk life.
I specialize in working with individuals who work in high risk occupations such as law enforcement and the military. I also have a great deal of experience working with the partners and family members of what I like to call "High Risk Humans". If you feel your life is stressful and complicated, don't hesitate to reach out to me because in reality, you don't have to work in an obviously stressful occupation to feel like you have a high stress, high risk life.
(915) 301-8140 View (915) 301-8140
Photo of Juanita Rubio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 79936, TX
Juanita Rubio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides psychotherapy services to adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and trauma history. In working with adults, I also assist in couples therapy as well as work with individuals adjusting with a recent termination of a relationship. In my work with adolescents, I assist individuals experiencing difficulties in adjusting with their parent's divorce as well as individuals needing assistance in the expression of their emotions.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who provides psychotherapy services to adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders and trauma history. In working with adults, I also assist in couples therapy as well as work with individuals adjusting with a recent termination of a relationship. In my work with adolescents, I assist individuals experiencing difficulties in adjusting with their parent's divorce as well as individuals needing assistance in the expression of their emotions.
(915) 265-0115 View (915) 265-0115
Photo of Michael A Daniels, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 79936, TX
Michael A Daniels
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936
Helping clients achieve abstinence from substance abuse and the addictive behaviors by giving the client the support and tools to achieve goals and build their Recovery! Helping my clients create change in their lives is where I have seen clients thrive when they discover purpose! Assisting families who are having difficulties with conflict resolution and are willing to find new ways to function as a family unit.
Helping clients achieve abstinence from substance abuse and the addictive behaviors by giving the client the support and tools to achieve goals and build their Recovery! Helping my clients create change in their lives is where I have seen clients thrive when they discover purpose! Assisting families who are having difficulties with conflict resolution and are willing to find new ways to function as a family unit.
(915) 900-5482 View (915) 900-5482
Photo of Kenneth Ward, Licensed Professional Counselor in 79936, TX
Kenneth Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-TMP, CCTP
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79936  (Online Only)
Experiencing worries, anxieties and fears amid all of the uncertainties in our world today can be expected and can overwhelm one’s ability to cope. It is not always easy to ask for help or even admit that we are overwhelmed. Online therapy is a safe discreet option to ask for help. Contact Pathways Therapy Service today for a free 20-min phone consultation.
Experiencing worries, anxieties and fears amid all of the uncertainties in our world today can be expected and can overwhelm one’s ability to cope. It is not always easy to ask for help or even admit that we are overwhelmed. Online therapy is a safe discreet option to ask for help. Contact Pathways Therapy Service today for a free 20-min phone consultation.
(915) 745-7912 View (915) 745-7912
Photo of Online Virtual Sessions With Antonio Rosales, Licensed Professional Counselor in 79936, TX
Online Virtual Sessions With Antonio Rosales
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936  (Online Only)
I have years of experience working with clients tending to their Mental Health needs in their quest towards a healthy, balanced and happy future. I have had experience in Mental Health, Substance/Alcohol Abuse (COD), Legal, Academic, Parenting, and Mental Health Private Practice. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in Texas for approximately 11 years. I am bilingual and able to provide services in English and/or Spanish. I believe that by achieving holistic balance we are able to have healthy Mental Health.
I have years of experience working with clients tending to their Mental Health needs in their quest towards a healthy, balanced and happy future. I have had experience in Mental Health, Substance/Alcohol Abuse (COD), Legal, Academic, Parenting, and Mental Health Private Practice. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in Texas for approximately 11 years. I am bilingual and able to provide services in English and/or Spanish. I believe that by achieving holistic balance we are able to have healthy Mental Health.
(915) 288-2128 View (915) 288-2128
Photo of William James Belgie, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in 79936, TX
William James Belgie
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79936
As a retired pastor and a counselor, I work with those who are tired of seeing themselves as victims, trapped by poor life choices or life events, by meeting clients' needs holistically by recognizing and being willing to work with all aspects of their life jour, ney including the spiritual aspects. I am SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts), trained for pre-marriage and marriage counseling. Other things about me are that I am a long-term gastric cancer survivor of 24 years. I enjoy helping clients with the transitions in life, no matter if they are health, relational, or career.
As a retired pastor and a counselor, I work with those who are tired of seeing themselves as victims, trapped by poor life choices or life events, by meeting clients' needs holistically by recognizing and being willing to work with all aspects of their life jour, ney including the spiritual aspects. I am SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts), trained for pre-marriage and marriage counseling. Other things about me are that I am a long-term gastric cancer survivor of 24 years. I enjoy helping clients with the transitions in life, no matter if they are health, relational, or career.
(915) 800-0281 View (915) 800-0281
Photo of Hilda Guerra, Licensed Professional Counselor in 79936, TX
Hilda Guerra
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed , LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936  (Online Only)
We all struggle at some point in our life with the challenges that come our way. During those times , it may feel like you don’t have the equipment necessary to get through the circumstances you are facing. Support and encouragement from somebody who listens and guides you to rediscover yourself, grow confident as you make decisions to continue growing, learning, and believing in yourself and the change you are capable of can be the beginning of a new way of experiencing life. I work with individuals facing challenges with self esteem, confidence, transitions, relationship distress, parenting, anxiety, and depression.
We all struggle at some point in our life with the challenges that come our way. During those times , it may feel like you don’t have the equipment necessary to get through the circumstances you are facing. Support and encouragement from somebody who listens and guides you to rediscover yourself, grow confident as you make decisions to continue growing, learning, and believing in yourself and the change you are capable of can be the beginning of a new way of experiencing life. I work with individuals facing challenges with self esteem, confidence, transitions, relationship distress, parenting, anxiety, and depression.
(915) 265-4546 View (915) 265-4546
Photo of Marcus Aarron McDuffie Sr, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 79936, TX
Marcus Aarron McDuffie Sr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, BCD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936  (Online Only)
100% teletherapy from the comfort of your home! The decision to pursue therapy is an exciting step toward building the life you want. By working together, we can get to a different place than we can achieve on our own. Whether this is your first experience or you are continuing a long-term engagement with therapy, I am excited to join you. I offer therapy for depression and anxiety, couples counseling, family counseling, grief counseling, work and career issues, ADHD, PTSD, trauma focused therapy, oppositional defiant disorder/intermittent explosive disorder, eating disorders, stress management and more.
100% teletherapy from the comfort of your home! The decision to pursue therapy is an exciting step toward building the life you want. By working together, we can get to a different place than we can achieve on our own. Whether this is your first experience or you are continuing a long-term engagement with therapy, I am excited to join you. I offer therapy for depression and anxiety, couples counseling, family counseling, grief counseling, work and career issues, ADHD, PTSD, trauma focused therapy, oppositional defiant disorder/intermittent explosive disorder, eating disorders, stress management and more.
(915) 221-7317 View (915) 221-7317
Photo of Diana Elizabeth Najera, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 79936, TX
Diana Elizabeth Najera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936  (Online Only)
Online Therapy for teens and adults! Everyone needs someone to talk to and I want to be that person for you. I can provide you tools, techniques and strategies on how to better navigate your anxiety, depression, grief or just everyday life stressors. I dedicate myself to creating a safe and welcoming environment where you can feel understood and valued.
Online Therapy for teens and adults! Everyone needs someone to talk to and I want to be that person for you. I can provide you tools, techniques and strategies on how to better navigate your anxiety, depression, grief or just everyday life stressors. I dedicate myself to creating a safe and welcoming environment where you can feel understood and valued.
(915) 975-7900 View (915) 975-7900
Photo of Fatima Reyes, Pre-Licensed Professional in 79936, TX
Fatima Reyes
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936  (Online Only)
You deserve compassion, understanding, and healing. Let’s start your journey. I am a bilingual Mental Health Counselor Intern at Desert Wolf Therapy with a passion to serve the community that I love and grew up in. I obtained my Bachelors degree in 2022 from American Public University and began pursuing my Masters degree at Liberty University. I am a United States Marine Corps veteran and I understand the hardships transitioning to civilian life can bring.
You deserve compassion, understanding, and healing. Let’s start your journey. I am a bilingual Mental Health Counselor Intern at Desert Wolf Therapy with a passion to serve the community that I love and grew up in. I obtained my Bachelors degree in 2022 from American Public University and began pursuing my Masters degree at Liberty University. I am a United States Marine Corps veteran and I understand the hardships transitioning to civilian life can bring.
(915) 268-0838 View (915) 268-0838
Photo of Brenda Rueda, Licensed Professional Counselor in 79936, TX
Brenda Rueda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSPsyc, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD and stress management in teens, young adults and adults.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, OCD and stress management in teens, young adults and adults.
(915) 268-3955 View (915) 268-3955
Photo of Melinda Garcia, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 79936, TX
Melinda Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79936
I am a bilingual, licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, parents and children, and families through community organizations. Specialties in working with women and children who are survivors of crime, domestic violence and abuse issues. Experienced in working in school settings, parenting education and prevention programs. Christian-based counseling is available.
I am a bilingual, licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, parents and children, and families through community organizations. Specialties in working with women and children who are survivors of crime, domestic violence and abuse issues. Experienced in working in school settings, parenting education and prevention programs. Christian-based counseling is available.
(915) 666-9562 View (915) 666-9562
Photo of Samuel Salazar (Online Across Tx = English - Spanish ), Licensed Professional Counselor in 79936, TX
Samuel Salazar (Online Across Tx = English - Spanish )
Licensed Professional Counselor, Pastor, MFLC, virtual
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936
Many times, one struggles with things that happen in life, in total shame and secrecy. The stigma of whatever we may be facing, may grow even more, if one is a person of faith, and you desire someone to help utilize your faith with the healing process. If this is you, allow me to introduce myself. I'm more known as Pastor Sammy, and I can help with Christian Counseling, and more, to help you overcome with peace of mind and heart. Standard Counseling, and other Adjunctive Modalities like Spiritual Freedom, Inner Healing, and assessments are offered through my practice (Alcohol & Drug Assessments / Anger & Mental Health Assessments).
Many times, one struggles with things that happen in life, in total shame and secrecy. The stigma of whatever we may be facing, may grow even more, if one is a person of faith, and you desire someone to help utilize your faith with the healing process. If this is you, allow me to introduce myself. I'm more known as Pastor Sammy, and I can help with Christian Counseling, and more, to help you overcome with peace of mind and heart. Standard Counseling, and other Adjunctive Modalities like Spiritual Freedom, Inner Healing, and assessments are offered through my practice (Alcohol & Drug Assessments / Anger & Mental Health Assessments).
(915) 465-9446 View (915) 465-9446
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WellMind Neurofeedback
Psychologist, PhD, LP, BCN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936
A calm and focused brain has many benefits such as improving sleep and mood, improving attention and concentration, and reducing/eliminating migraines. Neurofeedback has been empirically proven to help with ADHD, behavioral symptoms of Autism, addictive behaviors, anxiety, depression, and symptoms of PTSD to include anger, irritability, and flashbacks.
A calm and focused brain has many benefits such as improving sleep and mood, improving attention and concentration, and reducing/eliminating migraines. Neurofeedback has been empirically proven to help with ADHD, behavioral symptoms of Autism, addictive behaviors, anxiety, depression, and symptoms of PTSD to include anger, irritability, and flashbacks.
(915) 666-2913 View (915) 666-2913
Photo of Stephanie Mitchell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 79936, TX
Stephanie Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Texas and Pennsylvania. I earned my Masters degree in Social Work from UTEP’s Advanced Standing Program. I have over five years of experience working in a multitude of diverse settings: both inpatient / outpatient, clients with severe mental illness (SMI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I enjoy providing psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. I specialize in working with adolescents / adults who have experienced trauma, bereavement, morale injury, depression and concerns with attachment.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Texas and Pennsylvania. I earned my Masters degree in Social Work from UTEP’s Advanced Standing Program. I have over five years of experience working in a multitude of diverse settings: both inpatient / outpatient, clients with severe mental illness (SMI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I enjoy providing psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. I specialize in working with adolescents / adults who have experienced trauma, bereavement, morale injury, depression and concerns with attachment.
(915) 900-5418 View (915) 900-5418
Photo of Isabel Castanon, Licensed Professional Counselor in 79936, TX
Isabel Castanon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936  (Online Only)
Are you navigating a profound life transition, struggling to cope with change? Feeling lost in search of your identity, uncertain of your next steps? I'm here to provide a supportive and safe space for you. Specializing in grief, women's health concerns, and gender-affirming care for adults. Here, you can freely share your story and journey. Together, we'll conquer life's obstacles, equipping you with coping strategies and valuable resources. Life is challenging and hard at times, but you don't have to do it alone.
Are you navigating a profound life transition, struggling to cope with change? Feeling lost in search of your identity, uncertain of your next steps? I'm here to provide a supportive and safe space for you. Specializing in grief, women's health concerns, and gender-affirming care for adults. Here, you can freely share your story and journey. Together, we'll conquer life's obstacles, equipping you with coping strategies and valuable resources. Life is challenging and hard at times, but you don't have to do it alone.
(915) 223-2546 View (915) 223-2546
Photo of Dr. Luke R Allen, Psychologist in 79936, TX
Dr. Luke R Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
My approach to therapy is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). A core idea in ACT is that trying too hard to get rid of or control our emotions tends to backfire. Instead of trying to get rid of unwanted thoughts and feelings (e.g., anxiety & depression), I will help you learn to react differently to them so that you can keep your focus on living a meaningful and fulfilling life based on what’s important to you. We will work together to set meaningful goals to address your concerns–whether they relate to life transitions, depression, anxiety, body image, grief/loss, job or academic stress, or gender & sexuality.
(915) 600-7269 View (915) 600-7269
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Sun City Counseling Services PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd , LPC, NCC, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936
Not accepting new clients
Am I sexually broken? A question I often hear... Talking about sex is no easy task, but I am here to help guide you on your journey to find the answers you long for. You may struggle with your sexual identity, or overall body image. You may ask yourself "are my sexual desires normal?" You may even wonder why your sex life (in all forms) is no longer what it used to be. This is the first step to bettering yourself in a way that empowers you. My end goal as your therapist is to help you become a better version of your sexual self. It is also important to note that I am El Pasos first and only AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.
Am I sexually broken? A question I often hear... Talking about sex is no easy task, but I am here to help guide you on your journey to find the answers you long for. You may struggle with your sexual identity, or overall body image. You may ask yourself "are my sexual desires normal?" You may even wonder why your sex life (in all forms) is no longer what it used to be. This is the first step to bettering yourself in a way that empowers you. My end goal as your therapist is to help you become a better version of your sexual self. It is also important to note that I am El Pasos first and only AASECT Certified Sex Therapist.
(915) 800-3726 View (915) 800-3726
Photo of Alicia Ramos, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in 79936, TX
Alicia Ramos
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79936
Waitlist for new clients
BIPOC Holistic Approach to C-PTSD, Relational & Developmental Trauma, and Psychedelic Informed Integration Care. A unique path to health and energy healing. I have a integrative approach to mental health and wellbeing. 17 years of experience in the Health & Wellness field with a focus in Exercise Medicine, Nutrition, Stress Management, Spirituality and Energy Healing. If you are seeking to address your mind, body, and spirit connection I can help. No matter what challenges you are facing, you don’t have to do it alone. If you’re reading this, you have already taken a big step in your healing journey.
BIPOC Holistic Approach to C-PTSD, Relational & Developmental Trauma, and Psychedelic Informed Integration Care. A unique path to health and energy healing. I have a integrative approach to mental health and wellbeing. 17 years of experience in the Health & Wellness field with a focus in Exercise Medicine, Nutrition, Stress Management, Spirituality and Energy Healing. If you are seeking to address your mind, body, and spirit connection I can help. No matter what challenges you are facing, you don’t have to do it alone. If you’re reading this, you have already taken a big step in your healing journey.
(915) 465-9592 View (915) 465-9592

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 79936

100+

Average cost per session

$109

Therapists in 79936 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
81% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
63% Grief
59% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% Aetna
92% Cigna and Evernorth
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 79936 see their clients

58% Online Only
42% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 79936?

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.