Therapists in 87124

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Dos Rios Wellness
LCSW, LPCC
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Our approach spans beyond traditional therapy to address a person's whole mental health and wellness needs. When working with clients, we use a comprehensive, strengths-based approach to understand all of life's arenas and how these positively and/or negatively impact wellness. Dos Rios strives to support our clients in connecting and appreciating all arenas of wellness including the emotional, intellectual, and physical that can lead to the most desired treatment outcome.
Our approach spans beyond traditional therapy to address a person's whole mental health and wellness needs. When working with clients, we use a comprehensive, strengths-based approach to understand all of life's arenas and how these positively and/or negatively impact wellness. Dos Rios strives to support our clients in connecting and appreciating all arenas of wellness including the emotional, intellectual, and physical that can lead to the most desired treatment outcome.
(505) 588-7421 View (505) 588-7421
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Antoinette Marie Sandoval Carpenter
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
I am a native New Mexican with over 15 years of experience working in the counseling field. I have spent my career working in community mental health centers dedicated to working with the under-served populations of New Mexico. I have a wide range of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults.
I am a native New Mexican with over 15 years of experience working in the counseling field. I have spent my career working in community mental health centers dedicated to working with the under-served populations of New Mexico. I have a wide range of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults.
(505) 835-1437 View (505) 835-1437
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Megan T. Carlson
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Not accepting new clients
*Not currently accepting new clients* Hello! I am a strengths-based therapist who loves and specializes in working with children and their families. Parent-Child interaction and helping families to identify coping strategies is my passion; I have been working with children and parents for the past 11 years. My theoretical orientation is rooted in Experiential Play Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. By using a child directed approach with families, children are able to form close and secure relationships with others, understand and manage their feelings, and feel safe to learn and explore.
*Not currently accepting new clients* Hello! I am a strengths-based therapist who loves and specializes in working with children and their families. Parent-Child interaction and helping families to identify coping strategies is my passion; I have been working with children and parents for the past 11 years. My theoretical orientation is rooted in Experiential Play Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. By using a child directed approach with families, children are able to form close and secure relationships with others, understand and manage their feelings, and feel safe to learn and explore.
(505) 466-5945 View (505) 466-5945
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Marcia Filipiak
Counselor, LPCC, LADAC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Do you feel lost, confused or stuck, trying your best, but things never seem to change or get better? Do you feel so panicked, nervous or sad, that just getting through your day is a struggle? Are you a parent that has tried everything you can think of to help your child but nothing seems to be working? I understand how just getting out of bed in the morning can take all of your energy or how anxiety or difficult experiences from the past can make you terrified to take the next step. It can be hard to trust someone after being hurt and talking to a counselor may seem scary. However, things can get better!
Do you feel lost, confused or stuck, trying your best, but things never seem to change or get better? Do you feel so panicked, nervous or sad, that just getting through your day is a struggle? Are you a parent that has tried everything you can think of to help your child but nothing seems to be working? I understand how just getting out of bed in the morning can take all of your energy or how anxiety or difficult experiences from the past can make you terrified to take the next step. It can be hard to trust someone after being hurt and talking to a counselor may seem scary. However, things can get better!
(505) 289-0198 View (505) 289-0198
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Connie Cox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87124
Waitlist for new clients
Are you seeking emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual balance in an increasingly black and white world? Do you feel past or present challenges are impacting you now, or is it challenging to stay in the present? Are you happy with the path you have followed or are on? Are you interested in discovering better ways of helping yourself based on the strengths you already have? Answering yes to any or all the above questions could mean you are ready to grow!
Are you seeking emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual balance in an increasingly black and white world? Do you feel past or present challenges are impacting you now, or is it challenging to stay in the present? Are you happy with the path you have followed or are on? Are you interested in discovering better ways of helping yourself based on the strengths you already have? Answering yes to any or all the above questions could mean you are ready to grow!
(505) 805-2774 View (505) 805-2774
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Rachel Baeza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
Are you or your teen struggling in finding happiness? I offer a space for you to address your mental health, from feelings of sadness and overthinking to difficulties managing stress or coping with life transitions. Whether navigating relationship challenges, overcoming trauma, or enhancing self-esteem, my services serve as a transformative tool. Through fostering self-awareness, I work to empower clients, helping them build resilience, develop healthier thought patterns, and improve their overall wellbeing. I am dedicated to guiding you toward a brighter future, and identifying ways to rediscover joy.
Are you or your teen struggling in finding happiness? I offer a space for you to address your mental health, from feelings of sadness and overthinking to difficulties managing stress or coping with life transitions. Whether navigating relationship challenges, overcoming trauma, or enhancing self-esteem, my services serve as a transformative tool. Through fostering self-awareness, I work to empower clients, helping them build resilience, develop healthier thought patterns, and improve their overall wellbeing. I am dedicated to guiding you toward a brighter future, and identifying ways to rediscover joy.
(505) 636-5745 View (505) 636-5745
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Elisabeth L Scheffer
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
NO current availability for new clients at this time... My style is warm and compassionate.  I believe that people can only heal when they feel safe and supported, seen and heard.  I have a holistic approach that honors the mind/body connection and my advanced training in trauma allows me to provide treatment that goes beyond traditional talk therapy to create deep and lasting healing.
NO current availability for new clients at this time... My style is warm and compassionate.  I believe that people can only heal when they feel safe and supported, seen and heard.  I have a holistic approach that honors the mind/body connection and my advanced training in trauma allows me to provide treatment that goes beyond traditional talk therapy to create deep and lasting healing.
(505) 207-5780 View (505) 207-5780
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Javier E. Fregoso
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
Challenges may come in many different forms. Sometimes the perfectionist, people pleasing part of ourselves comes up which inhibits your true self from blossoming. I aim to provide a strong therapeutic connection in order for you to live a better quality life. In a trusting, non-judgmental therapeutic space you are able to explore your challenges, identify your strengths, and connect to your authentic self.
Challenges may come in many different forms. Sometimes the perfectionist, people pleasing part of ourselves comes up which inhibits your true self from blossoming. I aim to provide a strong therapeutic connection in order for you to live a better quality life. In a trusting, non-judgmental therapeutic space you are able to explore your challenges, identify your strengths, and connect to your authentic self.
(505) 391-5465 View (505) 391-5465
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Christina D Blea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
I look at mental health from all angles and apply a multitude of approaches to help individuals thrive in their lives. My focus is on the mind, body, and spirit connection. We are all eclectic individuals with complex backgrounds; therefore, I understand that not every modality works for every individual. In the process of healing and growing, I focus on calming the mind and body alowing natural flow within spirituality and self-love. I use processing through art, journaling, emotional regulation skills, integrated mindfulness practices, shadow work, and energy healing.
I look at mental health from all angles and apply a multitude of approaches to help individuals thrive in their lives. My focus is on the mind, body, and spirit connection. We are all eclectic individuals with complex backgrounds; therefore, I understand that not every modality works for every individual. In the process of healing and growing, I focus on calming the mind and body alowing natural flow within spirituality and self-love. I use processing through art, journaling, emotional regulation skills, integrated mindfulness practices, shadow work, and energy healing.
(505) 453-9387 View (505) 453-9387
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A New You, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPCC, CRS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I am the creator of the rapid "ROOMMATES TO ROMANCE PROGRAM" which has helped many couples improve their communication skills and their overall connection. If you are considering COUPLES COUNSELING, chances are that your most important relationship is struggling. Maybe you suffer from "roommate syndrome", or over scheduling. Or maybe you no longer have fun together or you struggle with communicating your needs. It is not easy to ask for help for your relationship. But, don't be discouraged, very few people are educated or trained in the complexities of having successful relationships. In this way, you can consider couples counseling as your "Relationship 101" course.
Hello, I am the creator of the rapid "ROOMMATES TO ROMANCE PROGRAM" which has helped many couples improve their communication skills and their overall connection. If you are considering COUPLES COUNSELING, chances are that your most important relationship is struggling. Maybe you suffer from "roommate syndrome", or over scheduling. Or maybe you no longer have fun together or you struggle with communicating your needs. It is not easy to ask for help for your relationship. But, don't be discouraged, very few people are educated or trained in the complexities of having successful relationships. In this way, you can consider couples counseling as your "Relationship 101" course.
(505) 412-6087 View (505) 412-6087
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New Light Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
New Light Counseling provides a safe and non-judgmental space for healing. Our therapists utilize evidence-based therapies in treatment planning and session work. We work with you to develop meaningful goals for lasting solutions. Our therapists assist clients experiencing mood disorders, family and relationship dynamics, trauma, addictions, and overall life stressors. Reach out today to schedule your appointment!
New Light Counseling provides a safe and non-judgmental space for healing. Our therapists utilize evidence-based therapies in treatment planning and session work. We work with you to develop meaningful goals for lasting solutions. Our therapists assist clients experiencing mood disorders, family and relationship dynamics, trauma, addictions, and overall life stressors. Reach out today to schedule your appointment!
(505) 591-5385 View (505) 591-5385
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Patricia Garcia
Counselor, MA, LMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults from diverse populations. My goal is to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and safe environment for my clients. I am passionate about fighting against stigmas related to counseling within minority/ethnic groups. I believe people should be able to receive services and resources in their own language and as a bilingual practitioner, I provide services for Spanish and English-speaking individuals.
I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults from diverse populations. My goal is to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and safe environment for my clients. I am passionate about fighting against stigmas related to counseling within minority/ethnic groups. I believe people should be able to receive services and resources in their own language and as a bilingual practitioner, I provide services for Spanish and English-speaking individuals.
(505) 994-1021 View (505) 994-1021
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Crotwell Counseling, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
There is hope! Maybe you are dealing with a new problem, or you have been struggling with something for a while. Bottom line: We all face challenges, but you don't have to face it alone. Some people come to therapy because they are dealing with a problem. Others come to therapy for personal enhancement. Taking time to care for your mental/emotional health is very important and valuable. It is also important to know that your mental health therapist is helping you to change your thinking and behaviors in a way that aligns with your values.
There is hope! Maybe you are dealing with a new problem, or you have been struggling with something for a while. Bottom line: We all face challenges, but you don't have to face it alone. Some people come to therapy because they are dealing with a problem. Others come to therapy for personal enhancement. Taking time to care for your mental/emotional health is very important and valuable. It is also important to know that your mental health therapist is helping you to change your thinking and behaviors in a way that aligns with your values.
(505) 560-9260 View (505) 560-9260
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GD Psych Services, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MA, Captain
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
I am dedicated to understanding the psychological mind from various lenses and providing services for any psychological need and any person in need. My ideal client is truly anyone in need of a type of psychological service. This can be anywhere from individual or group therapy, to a securities group needing to train their students on proactive psychological tools to minimize acute trauma response or level three firearms evaluations. While I am well trained in various psychological interventions and skill sets, my specialties include forensic evaluation, psychological and neuropsychological testing, learning style assessment, psychological autopsy, clinical supervision, and military trauma.
I am dedicated to understanding the psychological mind from various lenses and providing services for any psychological need and any person in need. My ideal client is truly anyone in need of a type of psychological service. This can be anywhere from individual or group therapy, to a securities group needing to train their students on proactive psychological tools to minimize acute trauma response or level three firearms evaluations. While I am well trained in various psychological interventions and skill sets, my specialties include forensic evaluation, psychological and neuropsychological testing, learning style assessment, psychological autopsy, clinical supervision, and military trauma.
(505) 278-6489 View (505) 278-6489
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Cindy Pendrey
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
It takes courage and strength to reach out and seek a new perspective, and sharing our stories of personal trauma can lead to improved sense of well-being. The simple act of doing so can empower you to take the next step toward change and healing for you and your loved ones. An immediate sense of change is possible by merely taking the first step toward a new, healing relationship. I collaborate with my clients in a non-judgmental and respectful manner, working to accomplish their goals.
It takes courage and strength to reach out and seek a new perspective, and sharing our stories of personal trauma can lead to improved sense of well-being. The simple act of doing so can empower you to take the next step toward change and healing for you and your loved ones. An immediate sense of change is possible by merely taking the first step toward a new, healing relationship. I collaborate with my clients in a non-judgmental and respectful manner, working to accomplish their goals.
(505) 305-1356 View (505) 305-1356
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Katherine Albin
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Owner of A Better Way, LLC, I've practiced in the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque areas for 20+ years, to include Presbyterian Medical Services, University of New Mexico, Conflict Management, and women's shelter. Using a wellness & educational approach, I treat stress, anxiety & depression, self-destructive behavior, including substance abuse or other compulsions, work/relationship problems, self-esteem & anger issues, transition, loss, abuse & other trauma. Issues are often interconnected, so improving in one area tends to improve another. I find most people pleased with the counseling experience, even if not self-referred.
Owner of A Better Way, LLC, I've practiced in the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque areas for 20+ years, to include Presbyterian Medical Services, University of New Mexico, Conflict Management, and women's shelter. Using a wellness & educational approach, I treat stress, anxiety & depression, self-destructive behavior, including substance abuse or other compulsions, work/relationship problems, self-esteem & anger issues, transition, loss, abuse & other trauma. Issues are often interconnected, so improving in one area tends to improve another. I find most people pleased with the counseling experience, even if not self-referred.
(505) 672-5302 View (505) 672-5302
Photo of Marissa Diaz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 87124, NM
Marissa Diaz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Marissa is the Founder of Mindset Therapy and Wellness, an organization dedicated to mental health and wellness. Marissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Marissa is here to meet you wherever you are on your journey and to provide you with a safe environment. Marissa is dedicated about assisting each individual she works with in unearthing and constructing their narratives and mindsets, which she does with insight and humor. She is well-known for her approachable, open, and nonjudgmental personality. Marissa strives to assist each individual in reclaiming their own self.
Marissa is the Founder of Mindset Therapy and Wellness, an organization dedicated to mental health and wellness. Marissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Marissa is here to meet you wherever you are on your journey and to provide you with a safe environment. Marissa is dedicated about assisting each individual she works with in unearthing and constructing their narratives and mindsets, which she does with insight and humor. She is well-known for her approachable, open, and nonjudgmental personality. Marissa strives to assist each individual in reclaiming their own self.
(505) 405-7263 View (505) 405-7263
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Angela M. Barela
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Life is full of challenges and difficulties; life can get overwhelming and stressful; this can throw us off balance. It can cause anxiety, depression irritability, mood and behavior problems. Counseling can be a powerful tool for gaining confidence within yourself, and it can give you the self-awareness to become a happier person. I emphasize skill building and insight from an unbiased perspective that can help you identify the problems and help you work to get where you want to be in your life.
Life is full of challenges and difficulties; life can get overwhelming and stressful; this can throw us off balance. It can cause anxiety, depression irritability, mood and behavior problems. Counseling can be a powerful tool for gaining confidence within yourself, and it can give you the self-awareness to become a happier person. I emphasize skill building and insight from an unbiased perspective that can help you identify the problems and help you work to get where you want to be in your life.
(505) 560-2474 View (505) 560-2474
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Constance Y Medley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients at this time. Hello, my name is Constance Medley and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico with over 16 years of professional work experience. Such experience includes helping clients with issues related to stress, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault and abuse, depression, domestic violence, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), codependency, women’s issues, workplace issues, and relational issues. I work with clients to create a therapeutic rapport in a safe, open, and supportive environment where thoughts and feelings are shared without fear of judgment.
Not accepting new clients at this time. Hello, my name is Constance Medley and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico with over 16 years of professional work experience. Such experience includes helping clients with issues related to stress, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault and abuse, depression, domestic violence, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD), codependency, women’s issues, workplace issues, and relational issues. I work with clients to create a therapeutic rapport in a safe, open, and supportive environment where thoughts and feelings are shared without fear of judgment.
(505) 657-7842 View (505) 657-7842
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Pinwheel Healing Center, LLC
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
**** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**** We serve all of New Mexico*** We offer services for adults and adolescents, which include individual counseling, Intensive Outpatient Services(IOP), Adolescent Intensive Outpatient for substance abuse (AIOP), Anger Management Groups, Case Management, and Medication Management services. We have offices in Albuquerque, Raton, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Las Vegas, and Taos, NM. We offer telehealth services throughout the state of New Mexico.
**** ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**** We serve all of New Mexico*** We offer services for adults and adolescents, which include individual counseling, Intensive Outpatient Services(IOP), Adolescent Intensive Outpatient for substance abuse (AIOP), Anger Management Groups, Case Management, and Medication Management services. We have offices in Albuquerque, Raton, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Las Vegas, and Taos, NM. We offer telehealth services throughout the state of New Mexico.
(505) 207-3960 View (505) 207-3960

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 87124

100+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 87124 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
63% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Presbyterian
79% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Medicaid

How Therapists in 87124 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 87124?

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.