Photo of Karen M Wall, Marriage & Family Therapist in 87111, NM
Karen M Wall
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, MA, LMFTFT, RN-BC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111  (Online Only)
My work focuses on exploring strengths and loveable qualities that can be called upon to help you be more unconditionally loving toward yourself and others. I believe in hearing your story, in your words, and having a collaborative relationship to find the answers you need for lasting wellness and recovery. I know you seek out therapy to get an unbiased collaboration, and in many cases a shared experience, to be able to find solutions to those problems that are interfering with your everyday life, including your safety. I look forward to meeting you and joining you on your journey to healing and peace.
My work focuses on exploring strengths and loveable qualities that can be called upon to help you be more unconditionally loving toward yourself and others. I believe in hearing your story, in your words, and having a collaborative relationship to find the answers you need for lasting wellness and recovery. I know you seek out therapy to get an unbiased collaboration, and in many cases a shared experience, to be able to find solutions to those problems that are interfering with your everyday life, including your safety. I look forward to meeting you and joining you on your journey to healing and peace.
(909) 639-4248 View (909) 639-4248
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Kirsten Rogoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87111  (Online Only)
You may be repeating negative patterns/emotions or dealing with situations causing difficulties. You may even have tried therapy before but with limited improvement. It is frustrating to find that you do well in some areas of your life but not in others. From choosing toxic relationships to breaking old habits, problems are meant to be solved. It's never too late to grow and change the way one responds to what life hands to us. As we change how we view things, so do our emotions. If you have struggled with compulsive or self-defeating behaviors, you too can finally stop them for good.
You may be repeating negative patterns/emotions or dealing with situations causing difficulties. You may even have tried therapy before but with limited improvement. It is frustrating to find that you do well in some areas of your life but not in others. From choosing toxic relationships to breaking old habits, problems are meant to be solved. It's never too late to grow and change the way one responds to what life hands to us. As we change how we view things, so do our emotions. If you have struggled with compulsive or self-defeating behaviors, you too can finally stop them for good.
(505) 557-2379 View (505) 557-2379
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Angela Porter
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Now accepting new clients. I strive to provide a therapeutic experience where you, alone, or with your partner, can explore the depths of your relationship and work together to find deeper intimacy and connection. I work with you to develop communication skills, reduce anxiety, and create strategies to find your inner peace. Conflict is inevitable for any relationship, and it is my goal to work along side you, to repair the parts that cause harm. I have worked with all types of couples to strengthen and build upon the parts that brought you together.
Now accepting new clients. I strive to provide a therapeutic experience where you, alone, or with your partner, can explore the depths of your relationship and work together to find deeper intimacy and connection. I work with you to develop communication skills, reduce anxiety, and create strategies to find your inner peace. Conflict is inevitable for any relationship, and it is my goal to work along side you, to repair the parts that cause harm. I have worked with all types of couples to strengthen and build upon the parts that brought you together.
(505) 393-7634 View (505) 393-7634
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Kandi Collier
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Waitlist for new clients
I work with my clients to understand their concerns holistically and to help clients and families find solutions that will improve their lives. I have experience with adults and teens going through life transitions, anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem, grief, job transitions, divorce, pet bereavement and managing chronic pain. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
I work with my clients to understand their concerns holistically and to help clients and families find solutions that will improve their lives. I have experience with adults and teens going through life transitions, anxiety, depression, anger, self-esteem, grief, job transitions, divorce, pet bereavement and managing chronic pain. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.
(505) 436-3199 View (505) 436-3199
Photo of Josie Gibb, Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 87111, NM
Josie Gibb
Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111
My PhD in Clinical Psychology has given me the knowledge and sensitivity that psychotherapy is a very personal experience. Together we gain the trust to peel the layers of the "false self" away from the true, authentic self. Each person is different, therefore each person's healing has to be treated individually. Human suffering can be healed and I treat trauma from early childhood to the present, treating unhealthy early attachment issues we may use now in relationships. Together we will examine patterns which the patient finds distressing and long standing. I do not give advise, rather I help the patient find the advise within.
My PhD in Clinical Psychology has given me the knowledge and sensitivity that psychotherapy is a very personal experience. Together we gain the trust to peel the layers of the "false self" away from the true, authentic self. Each person is different, therefore each person's healing has to be treated individually. Human suffering can be healed and I treat trauma from early childhood to the present, treating unhealthy early attachment issues we may use now in relationships. Together we will examine patterns which the patient finds distressing and long standing. I do not give advise, rather I help the patient find the advise within.
(505) 369-3754 View (505) 369-3754
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Help 4 you, LLC
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111  (Online Only)
Most people just want to be heard. They want to know that someone is listening to them and someone cares. Further, most of us contain the answers to our questions. We simply need someone to support us and remind us of our great worth and value. Within this environment of support we are able to discover within ourselves what we have been lacking, where we are in need and what will improve our lives. You are capable, you can do this! I wish to congratulate you on coming this far, you are not alone and there is not something “wrong” with you. Actually, there are some great attributes within or you would not have had the courage.
Most people just want to be heard. They want to know that someone is listening to them and someone cares. Further, most of us contain the answers to our questions. We simply need someone to support us and remind us of our great worth and value. Within this environment of support we are able to discover within ourselves what we have been lacking, where we are in need and what will improve our lives. You are capable, you can do this! I wish to congratulate you on coming this far, you are not alone and there is not something “wrong” with you. Actually, there are some great attributes within or you would not have had the courage.
(505) 657-2799 View (505) 657-2799
Photo of Christina Chavez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 87111, NM
Christina Chavez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCM, IMH-E
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Accepting new telehealth clients. I have been working with families since 2017. In that time I have had the opportunity to work with families who are experiencing both physical and emotional trauma, homlessness and drug addictions. I enjoy working with parents, children, tweens, and teens. The world is full of stressful situations and life has it's ups and downs, during these moments we could all use some help and guideance in learning how to cope in a healthy way. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an endorsement in Infant Mental Health and a Certified Case Manager. Lets work together to make life as enjoyable as you can.
Accepting new telehealth clients. I have been working with families since 2017. In that time I have had the opportunity to work with families who are experiencing both physical and emotional trauma, homlessness and drug addictions. I enjoy working with parents, children, tweens, and teens. The world is full of stressful situations and life has it's ups and downs, during these moments we could all use some help and guideance in learning how to cope in a healthy way. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an endorsement in Infant Mental Health and a Certified Case Manager. Lets work together to make life as enjoyable as you can.
(505) 903-6806 View (505) 903-6806
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LifeBright Counseling LLC
Counselor
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111  (Online Only)
You can build a full life of connection and exercise resilience in the face of adversity. If you are feeling empty or you are suffering from a loss of direction and contentedness, take your first small step and set up a free 15-minute consultation.
You can build a full life of connection and exercise resilience in the face of adversity. If you are feeling empty or you are suffering from a loss of direction and contentedness, take your first small step and set up a free 15-minute consultation.
(505) 636-5195 View (505) 636-5195
Photo of Linda Najjar, Psychologist in 87111, NM
Linda Najjar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111
I specialize in the areas of women's issues and multicultural counseling. Treatment takes on an integrative approach that best suits your needs. I emphasize personal growth and well-being for individuals, families, and communities of all ethnicities, cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, ability/disability levels, socioeconomic statuses, ages, sizes, other identities. Although I have expertise as a psychologist and I share that expertise with you, I believe that you are the expert of your life and have your own wisdom. Together we can collaborate to determine the best courses of action to improve your health and well-being.
I specialize in the areas of women's issues and multicultural counseling. Treatment takes on an integrative approach that best suits your needs. I emphasize personal growth and well-being for individuals, families, and communities of all ethnicities, cultures, races, genders, sexual orientations, ability/disability levels, socioeconomic statuses, ages, sizes, other identities. Although I have expertise as a psychologist and I share that expertise with you, I believe that you are the expert of your life and have your own wisdom. Together we can collaborate to determine the best courses of action to improve your health and well-being.
(505) 926-2062 View (505) 926-2062
Photo of Holly A Finlay, Counselor in 87111, NM
Holly A Finlay
Counselor, MA, LPCC, CEDS, CSP, fiaedp
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111
My practice is designed to help clients work through issues, current or historical, which are keeping them from a full and contented life . I have over 20 years counseling experience. My specialties are eating disorders of all types,trauma and OCD treatment. Because, eating disorders co-occur with many other psychological diagnoses including PTSD, OCD, and various anxiety and mood and personality disorders, I have learned to employ a variety of techniques to achieve results, and not stick to a "one-size-fits-all" treatment approach.
My practice is designed to help clients work through issues, current or historical, which are keeping them from a full and contented life . I have over 20 years counseling experience. My specialties are eating disorders of all types,trauma and OCD treatment. Because, eating disorders co-occur with many other psychological diagnoses including PTSD, OCD, and various anxiety and mood and personality disorders, I have learned to employ a variety of techniques to achieve results, and not stick to a "one-size-fits-all" treatment approach.
(505) 465-4901 x1 View (505) 465-4901 x1
Photo of Mimi Levine, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 87111, NM
Mimi Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Not accepting new clients
The WORLD is changing and so are YOU! Imagine new POSSIBILITIES and re-align YOURSELF. Revisit parts of you that have been hidden away! Let out the full/new you! Healing happens partly when there is CHANGE in PERSPECTIVE (thoughts, patterns, behaviors). Let's EXPLORE whatever is not bringing joy and ease! Every person is multifaceted and unique. Through therapy and the therapeutic relationship, you CAN alter your thinking, feelings, behavior patterns and choices- (the ones that no longer serve you). .... learn to love yourself! Think..... "I am open to seeing this differently!" "There is more to me than meets the eye."
The WORLD is changing and so are YOU! Imagine new POSSIBILITIES and re-align YOURSELF. Revisit parts of you that have been hidden away! Let out the full/new you! Healing happens partly when there is CHANGE in PERSPECTIVE (thoughts, patterns, behaviors). Let's EXPLORE whatever is not bringing joy and ease! Every person is multifaceted and unique. Through therapy and the therapeutic relationship, you CAN alter your thinking, feelings, behavior patterns and choices- (the ones that no longer serve you). .... learn to love yourself! Think..... "I am open to seeing this differently!" "There is more to me than meets the eye."
(505) 273-2424 View (505) 273-2424
Photo of Saskia Ison, Marriage & Family Therapist in 87111, NM
Saskia Ison
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Not accepting new clients
I hold the belief that all humans have the innate capacity to grow towards greater health and healing. I believe woundings arise to heal when the psyche is ready to embark on the journey. I use an integrative approach that is rooted in psychodynamic and jungian orientation. Jungian work can often hold space in welcoming the unconscious to integrate more with the conscious. It is a dance of integration for the whole self, welcoming in dreams, shadows, archetypes and the like. Psychodynamic work can often look and examine the root of behaviors and woundings, connecting the past with the present.
I hold the belief that all humans have the innate capacity to grow towards greater health and healing. I believe woundings arise to heal when the psyche is ready to embark on the journey. I use an integrative approach that is rooted in psychodynamic and jungian orientation. Jungian work can often hold space in welcoming the unconscious to integrate more with the conscious. It is a dance of integration for the whole self, welcoming in dreams, shadows, archetypes and the like. Psychodynamic work can often look and examine the root of behaviors and woundings, connecting the past with the present.
(505) 399-3786 View (505) 399-3786
Photo of Mary Ann Landry, Counselor in 87111, NM
Mary Ann Landry
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111
I am an experienced Mental Health Counselor providing counseling services for 25+ years in private practice supporting individuals, families and couples cope with life challenges that have become difficult and/or overwhelming. Together we set realistic goals and develop skills to assist with uncovering strengths, resilience, and talents to allow movement towards positive change. I work with diverse populations and issues, including, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, substance abuse, and self-esteem. I look forward to assisting you in your journey to being the person you want to be.
I am an experienced Mental Health Counselor providing counseling services for 25+ years in private practice supporting individuals, families and couples cope with life challenges that have become difficult and/or overwhelming. Together we set realistic goals and develop skills to assist with uncovering strengths, resilience, and talents to allow movement towards positive change. I work with diverse populations and issues, including, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, substance abuse, and self-esteem. I look forward to assisting you in your journey to being the person you want to be.
(505) 657-9658 View (505) 657-9658
Photo of David A Weichbrodt, Counselor in 87111, NM
David A Weichbrodt
Counselor, MA, LPCC, CSAT-C, CCTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Not accepting new clients
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight, hurdles to overcome, and life path decisions to make at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, sex addiction, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. The obstacles you want to overcome and the goals you want to achieve are all possible through the safe space of counseling that will support your healing process and personal growth.
Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight, hurdles to overcome, and life path decisions to make at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, sex addiction, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. The obstacles you want to overcome and the goals you want to achieve are all possible through the safe space of counseling that will support your healing process and personal growth.
(505) 210-8709 View (505) 210-8709
Photo of Evelina Vitter, Counselor in 87111, NM
Evelina Vitter
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111  (Online Only)
I am a licensed mental health counselor with a passion for guiding individuals through their unique journeys towards personal growth and self-discovery.
I am a licensed mental health counselor with a passion for guiding individuals through their unique journeys towards personal growth and self-discovery.
(505) 871-4501 View (505) 871-4501
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Restorative Practices, LLC
Counselor, MA, , LMHC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111
My goal is to support & encourage with compassion, empathy & respect. I have become painfully aware of the need for affordable, professional & efficient, solution focused support, especially during the holidays! I am experienced in working with individuals &/or couples who are struggling alone &/or in their relationships or who are dealing with such issues as anxiety &/or depression, trauma, addiction, legal issues, gender identity, infidelity, divorce, ADHD/Autism (I am a professional member of AANE, the Asperger/Autism Network) &/or learning disorders, physical conditions, bullying, suicidal ideation &/or grief & loss.
My goal is to support & encourage with compassion, empathy & respect. I have become painfully aware of the need for affordable, professional & efficient, solution focused support, especially during the holidays! I am experienced in working with individuals &/or couples who are struggling alone &/or in their relationships or who are dealing with such issues as anxiety &/or depression, trauma, addiction, legal issues, gender identity, infidelity, divorce, ADHD/Autism (I am a professional member of AANE, the Asperger/Autism Network) &/or learning disorders, physical conditions, bullying, suicidal ideation &/or grief & loss.
(505) 391-3361 View (505) 391-3361
Photo of Vanessa Palmer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 87111, NM
Vanessa Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I am a Native New Mexican and love New Mexico’s rich culture. I have a masters and bachelors in social work, so I am well versed in the theory of person in environment. I ensure the knowledge I have acquired reinforces my morals, values, and professional experiences with the individuals and families I support. Social work is a way of life not just a profession which I practice daily.
Hi! I am a Native New Mexican and love New Mexico’s rich culture. I have a masters and bachelors in social work, so I am well versed in the theory of person in environment. I ensure the knowledge I have acquired reinforces my morals, values, and professional experiences with the individuals and families I support. Social work is a way of life not just a profession which I practice daily.
(505) 587-5816 View (505) 587-5816
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Albuquerque SantaFe Child Psychotherapy/Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111
I have a long history of working with children and families. I treat children of all ages and adults. I address attachment issues, academics, oppositional defiance, grief, loss and trauma. This is often complicated and usually requires the involvement of the whole family. I love working with children and find that there are always solutions and ways to accommodate the most difficult situations. I use a variety of modalities including play therapy which includes sand tray, art and a variety of other ways for self expression for children .
I have a long history of working with children and families. I treat children of all ages and adults. I address attachment issues, academics, oppositional defiance, grief, loss and trauma. This is often complicated and usually requires the involvement of the whole family. I love working with children and find that there are always solutions and ways to accommodate the most difficult situations. I use a variety of modalities including play therapy which includes sand tray, art and a variety of other ways for self expression for children .
(505) 407-8579 View (505) 407-8579
Photo of Jennifer A McGough, Counselor in 87111, NM
Jennifer A McGough
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADAC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Not accepting new clients
Helping you find your path, your purpose, and access to your closest desires is the focus of my treatment approach. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or substance misuse, I believe that these challenges do not need to be confronted alone. In our work together, we will uncover the beliefs, old ideas, and problem stories that isolate you, and keep you from the life we would prefer to be living. In identifying and breaking the unconscious patterns that are influencing you, we will bring forward your personal agency, inviting the choice to thrive rather than survive.
Helping you find your path, your purpose, and access to your closest desires is the focus of my treatment approach. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or substance misuse, I believe that these challenges do not need to be confronted alone. In our work together, we will uncover the beliefs, old ideas, and problem stories that isolate you, and keep you from the life we would prefer to be living. In identifying and breaking the unconscious patterns that are influencing you, we will bring forward your personal agency, inviting the choice to thrive rather than survive.
(505) 502-5515 View (505) 502-5515
Photo of Nizhoni Counseling LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 87111, NM
Nizhoni Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87111  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
** We are currently accepting new clients** Nizhóní is a traditional Navajo word, which means “The Beauty Way.” Beauty is a sense of being and is comprised of harmony and balance that is felt within. A healthy person lives in balance within themselves and in harmony with their environment. Nizhoni Counseling is a group private practice located in Albuquerque but provides tele-therapy throughout New Mexico. We provide quality mental health services, grounded in holistic healing (mental, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical balance) through a culturally inclusive approach.
** We are currently accepting new clients** Nizhóní is a traditional Navajo word, which means “The Beauty Way.” Beauty is a sense of being and is comprised of harmony and balance that is felt within. A healthy person lives in balance within themselves and in harmony with their environment. Nizhoni Counseling is a group private practice located in Albuquerque but provides tele-therapy throughout New Mexico. We provide quality mental health services, grounded in holistic healing (mental, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical balance) through a culturally inclusive approach.
(505) 322-6837 View (505) 322-6837

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 87111

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 87111 who prioritize treating:

86% Anxiety
84% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
79% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
62% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Presbyterian
83% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Medicaid

How Therapists in 87111 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 87111?

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.