Therapists in 97123

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Kara Kazemba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Waitlist for new clients
Currently accepting new clients. My ideal client was raised with a slightly "messed up" childhood, which they laugh about but say they are "over it". But, they may be having some concerns in their current relationship dynamics. Or perhaps there's people pleasing behaviors or chronic overachievers. They may be asking themselves- why is this a pattern for me? This curiosity can lead to powerful transformations, less stress, and healthier boundaries.
Currently accepting new clients. My ideal client was raised with a slightly "messed up" childhood, which they laugh about but say they are "over it". But, they may be having some concerns in their current relationship dynamics. Or perhaps there's people pleasing behaviors or chronic overachievers. They may be asking themselves- why is this a pattern for me? This curiosity can lead to powerful transformations, less stress, and healthier boundaries.
(971) 803-3591 View (971) 803-3591
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Sierra Renham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hillsboro, OR 97123
I work with teens and young adults who have experienced trauma and are struggling in certain areas of their life due to the trauma. I utilize TF-CBT and EMDR as trauma interventions. Utilizing TF-CBT does encourage engagement from parent(s) and guardian(s). As a former athlete, I am also passionate about working with athletes on their overall mental health and well-being along with managing sport related anxiety and/or other concerns.
I work with teens and young adults who have experienced trauma and are struggling in certain areas of their life due to the trauma. I utilize TF-CBT and EMDR as trauma interventions. Utilizing TF-CBT does encourage engagement from parent(s) and guardian(s). As a former athlete, I am also passionate about working with athletes on their overall mental health and well-being along with managing sport related anxiety and/or other concerns.
(503) 461-6148 View (503) 461-6148
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Jessica Powers, LPC, CADC-II
Licensed Professional Counselor, CADC-II
Verified
Hillsboro, OR 97123  (Online Only)
I have been helping people with anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders since 2015, and can provide you with virtual counseling if you are anywhere in the state of Oregon! My approach is cognitive-behavioral, meaning that I am listening for negative thoughts that we can challenge and reframe more positively (cognitive), as well as things that you can do (behavioral) to feel less anxious and more hopeful, and to take good care of yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically.
I have been helping people with anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders since 2015, and can provide you with virtual counseling if you are anywhere in the state of Oregon! My approach is cognitive-behavioral, meaning that I am listening for negative thoughts that we can challenge and reframe more positively (cognitive), as well as things that you can do (behavioral) to feel less anxious and more hopeful, and to take good care of yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically.
(503) 694-3330 View (503) 694-3330
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Epiphany Counseling LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Your strengths identify who you are. Your unique needs can be addressed in a safe, collaborative environment where you can learn to communicate in ways that help you get your needs met in relationships. Anxiety and negativity can prevent you from engaging with others effectively. Learning about your needs and becoming aware of your thinking patterns is crucial. You can overcome insecurities by contacting me for support and insight for the concerns you have about your life.
Your strengths identify who you are. Your unique needs can be addressed in a safe, collaborative environment where you can learn to communicate in ways that help you get your needs met in relationships. Anxiety and negativity can prevent you from engaging with others effectively. Learning about your needs and becoming aware of your thinking patterns is crucial. You can overcome insecurities by contacting me for support and insight for the concerns you have about your life.
(503) 917-0126 View (503) 917-0126
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William (Billy) J.w. Feldmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that people entering into a therapeutic relationship have made an empowering decision to invest and promote healthy and meaningful changes in their lives. Successful therapy requires honesty, transparency, trust, and collaboratively working towards goals that promote healthy living and optimal well-being. I employ a variety of evidence-based counseling practices, with the intent of customizing each approach to match the client and their healing journey. I have experience in working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, grief & loss, severe mental illness, stress, life transitions, and addiction
I believe that people entering into a therapeutic relationship have made an empowering decision to invest and promote healthy and meaningful changes in their lives. Successful therapy requires honesty, transparency, trust, and collaboratively working towards goals that promote healthy living and optimal well-being. I employ a variety of evidence-based counseling practices, with the intent of customizing each approach to match the client and their healing journey. I have experience in working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, trauma, anxiety, grief & loss, severe mental illness, stress, life transitions, and addiction
(971) 260-3395 View (971) 260-3395
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Mary Lopes
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently operating with a waitlist. I offer services for individuals, couples, and family therapy with adult family members (no youth services provided). I love working with folks asking big questions- it may be about life, spirituality, values, etc- and getting into the gritty details of learning new skills and building sustainable habits to support our overall health. My clinical style involves partnering with clients to embark on a journey of self-exploration and self-discovery. I also tend to explore our relationships with others and society and client’s goals therein, as a part of a holistic approach to mental health.
I am currently operating with a waitlist. I offer services for individuals, couples, and family therapy with adult family members (no youth services provided). I love working with folks asking big questions- it may be about life, spirituality, values, etc- and getting into the gritty details of learning new skills and building sustainable habits to support our overall health. My clinical style involves partnering with clients to embark on a journey of self-exploration and self-discovery. I also tend to explore our relationships with others and society and client’s goals therein, as a part of a holistic approach to mental health.
(503) 461-5484 View (503) 461-5484
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Jodie Rai Lewis
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC, CRC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsboro, OR 97123  (Online Only)
I understand reaching out for help is not easy and how much courage and hard work it takes for people to make real change, find hope, and create a meaningful life. I specialize in helping people who have troubled relationships, low self-esteem, addiction, depression, and anxiety. I have many years of experience working with clients in sorting out how mood (e.g., depression and anxiety), personality, and substance use interfere with changing behavior and reaching goals.
I understand reaching out for help is not easy and how much courage and hard work it takes for people to make real change, find hope, and create a meaningful life. I specialize in helping people who have troubled relationships, low self-esteem, addiction, depression, and anxiety. I have many years of experience working with clients in sorting out how mood (e.g., depression and anxiety), personality, and substance use interfere with changing behavior and reaching goals.
(971) 306-4750 View (971) 306-4750
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Lisa Burnell
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, CADCII, CAP
Verified
Hillsboro, OR 97123
FIRST session by Donation (limited quantity). I believe healing from the Inside Out is essential. At Inner Journey Healing Arts we offer a safe place for adults and children to heal from addiction, domestic violence, trauma, and stressful life situations. We focus on treatment areas such as Family of Origin issues, Grief & Loss, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and similar areas of distress related to addictions. We use a variety of Wholistic therapies to empower clients to heal and recover. Expressive Arts, Counseling, Aromatherapy, and evidence-based modalities.
FIRST session by Donation (limited quantity). I believe healing from the Inside Out is essential. At Inner Journey Healing Arts we offer a safe place for adults and children to heal from addiction, domestic violence, trauma, and stressful life situations. We focus on treatment areas such as Family of Origin issues, Grief & Loss, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and similar areas of distress related to addictions. We use a variety of Wholistic therapies to empower clients to heal and recover. Expressive Arts, Counseling, Aromatherapy, and evidence-based modalities.
(561) 788-7637 View (561) 788-7637
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Charlotte H Cheney
Professional Counselor Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Hi there, I am currently accepting new clients as of January 1, 2024. I work with gifted teens (14+), adults (often those in the field of engineering or business), and couples to unlock their full potential. My approach is driven by the belief that each person is a unique being deserving of support and unconditional positive regard. I see individuals as experts on themselves, valuing their entire well-being, and I am a firm believer in treating the whole person. By supporting individuals in caring for their emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health, I aim to empower them to build a life they are proud of and enjoy living.
Hi there, I am currently accepting new clients as of January 1, 2024. I work with gifted teens (14+), adults (often those in the field of engineering or business), and couples to unlock their full potential. My approach is driven by the belief that each person is a unique being deserving of support and unconditional positive regard. I see individuals as experts on themselves, valuing their entire well-being, and I am a firm believer in treating the whole person. By supporting individuals in caring for their emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health, I aim to empower them to build a life they are proud of and enjoy living.
(971) 812-1455 View (971) 812-1455
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Dr. Vanessa Somohano
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hillsboro, OR 97123  (Online Only)
Change is inherent in the process of life. Whether change comes unexpectedly or is something that you seek, adjusting to change can be challenging. As your provider, I will strive to collaborate with you and equip you with tools to navigate life’s changes more skillfully in order to live a more values-congruent life. I believe you possess innate strengths that can be yielded to create a life where you are thriving. While utilizing your innate strengths as assets, I facilitate time-sensitive, evidence-based psychotherapy approaches to bolster your skillsets and aide you in meeting your specific treatment goals.
Change is inherent in the process of life. Whether change comes unexpectedly or is something that you seek, adjusting to change can be challenging. As your provider, I will strive to collaborate with you and equip you with tools to navigate life’s changes more skillfully in order to live a more values-congruent life. I believe you possess innate strengths that can be yielded to create a life where you are thriving. While utilizing your innate strengths as assets, I facilitate time-sensitive, evidence-based psychotherapy approaches to bolster your skillsets and aide you in meeting your specific treatment goals.
(971) 236-6804 View (971) 236-6804
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Lydia M Radke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting new clients. When available again, I accept Cigna/Evernorth insurance or out of pocket payments. You may struggle with the impact of trauma, difficulty in relationships, life transitions, or need to process what life brings. At SanaVita, we believe healing is unique to each person and embrace the many ways we can access a better life for ourselves and those around us. This may be one-on-one counseling, a solitary walk on a wooded path, enjoying the beauty of a garden or a sunset, learning new things, creating art, making music, or connecting with animals, and people. What does healing look like for you?
Currently not accepting new clients. When available again, I accept Cigna/Evernorth insurance or out of pocket payments. You may struggle with the impact of trauma, difficulty in relationships, life transitions, or need to process what life brings. At SanaVita, we believe healing is unique to each person and embrace the many ways we can access a better life for ourselves and those around us. This may be one-on-one counseling, a solitary walk on a wooded path, enjoying the beauty of a garden or a sunset, learning new things, creating art, making music, or connecting with animals, and people. What does healing look like for you?
(971) 273-5599 View (971) 273-5599
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Robert Colpean
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW, CSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsboro, OR 97123  (Online Only)
The decision to seek therapy is an incredibly brave step. If you're ready to make some meaningful changes, do away with unwanted patterns, or create an overall healthier outlook, I would be honored to work with you to reach these goals. I have spent 20 years as a mental health professional, assisting folks from all walks of life striving to make their time in this world more enjoyable & rewarding. I would appreciate the opportunity to use my skillset to assist you in overcoming obstacles that you've already identified or those we discover together.
The decision to seek therapy is an incredibly brave step. If you're ready to make some meaningful changes, do away with unwanted patterns, or create an overall healthier outlook, I would be honored to work with you to reach these goals. I have spent 20 years as a mental health professional, assisting folks from all walks of life striving to make their time in this world more enjoyable & rewarding. I would appreciate the opportunity to use my skillset to assist you in overcoming obstacles that you've already identified or those we discover together.
(971) 328-3324 View (971) 328-3324
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Liberacion Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsboro, OR 97123  (Online Only)
My practice provides bilingual/bicultural mental health counseling with a focus in working with Latinx adults and teens with a history of trauma. I am passionate about providing culturally responsive mental health services in English & Spanish. I specialize in helping individuals recover from sexual trauma and abusive relationships.
My practice provides bilingual/bicultural mental health counseling with a focus in working with Latinx adults and teens with a history of trauma. I am passionate about providing culturally responsive mental health services in English & Spanish. I specialize in helping individuals recover from sexual trauma and abusive relationships.
(503) 843-8881 View (503) 843-8881
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Sara Graves
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Waitlist for new clients
Honestly, relationships are at the core of who we are. Whether it’s your relationship with yourself, your partner, your children, or your friends... when these bonds are healthy, they help you thrive and heal many wounds. But sometimes conflict can get in the way of what you want for your life and relationships. That may be trauma, beliefs that hurt instead of help, new mental health symptoms, or behaviors that aren’t working for you - most of these stem from some kind of relationship. My role is to come alongside you and help you learn new ways to understand and relate to these struggles.
Honestly, relationships are at the core of who we are. Whether it’s your relationship with yourself, your partner, your children, or your friends... when these bonds are healthy, they help you thrive and heal many wounds. But sometimes conflict can get in the way of what you want for your life and relationships. That may be trauma, beliefs that hurt instead of help, new mental health symptoms, or behaviors that aren’t working for you - most of these stem from some kind of relationship. My role is to come alongside you and help you learn new ways to understand and relate to these struggles.
(971) 803-5843 View (971) 803-5843
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Tonya Boyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Hillsboro, OR 97123
As a therapist, my goal is multifaceted. I want to help you develop an expanded awareness of your deeply held values and beliefs, show you the path to healing your past wounds, provide you with tools to skillfully face life's challenges, and assist you in developing the courage to live with authenticity and purpose. I bring a warm, genuine, and compassionate approach to the work I work with adults, couples, and groups. I use a variety of approaches, strategies, and tools, each tailored to the individual needs of my clients.
As a therapist, my goal is multifaceted. I want to help you develop an expanded awareness of your deeply held values and beliefs, show you the path to healing your past wounds, provide you with tools to skillfully face life's challenges, and assist you in developing the courage to live with authenticity and purpose. I bring a warm, genuine, and compassionate approach to the work I work with adults, couples, and groups. I use a variety of approaches, strategies, and tools, each tailored to the individual needs of my clients.
(503) 917-3417 View (503) 917-3417
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Yulia Brockdorf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CST, RD, LD, CDCES, BC-ADM
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hillsboro, OR 97123
The journey of healing is a collaborative process between therapist and patient. I am direct, warm, and respectful in my professional approach and work best with people who are curious and motivated to understand themselves and learn to address current struggles in new and adaptive ways.
The journey of healing is a collaborative process between therapist and patient. I am direct, warm, and respectful in my professional approach and work best with people who are curious and motivated to understand themselves and learn to address current struggles in new and adaptive ways.
(503) 536-1220 View (503) 536-1220
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David Ramsay
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PCA, QMHP-R
Verified
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Waitlist for new clients
My approach is grounded in the belief that each client is the resident expert on themselves and their experience. Because of this, I respect and honor that each person is truly unique, with their own story, cultural identities, social locations, and perspectives. YOU are so much more than a simple label or diagnosis; you are complicated, with various strengths and challenges, resources and obstacles. I am committed to truly hearing and understanding you client and the issues of your life. I maintain an eclectic theoretical orientation with clients, often utilizing cognitive-behavioral approaches informed by mindfulness.
My approach is grounded in the belief that each client is the resident expert on themselves and their experience. Because of this, I respect and honor that each person is truly unique, with their own story, cultural identities, social locations, and perspectives. YOU are so much more than a simple label or diagnosis; you are complicated, with various strengths and challenges, resources and obstacles. I am committed to truly hearing and understanding you client and the issues of your life. I maintain an eclectic theoretical orientation with clients, often utilizing cognitive-behavioral approaches informed by mindfulness.
(503) 676-5688 View (503) 676-5688
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Mimosa Constans
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, BS, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsboro, OR 97123  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe therapy begins within a genuine connection where your unique story can truly be heard. My role as a therapist is to provide space and support with attunement, compassion, and empathy so that you can better understand your feelings, responses and needs.
I believe therapy begins within a genuine connection where your unique story can truly be heard. My role as a therapist is to provide space and support with attunement, compassion, and empathy so that you can better understand your feelings, responses and needs.
(503) 213-9926 View (503) 213-9926
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Dr. Jenn Hutchinson
Occupational Therapist, OTR/L, OTD
Verified
Hillsboro, OR 97123  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults with illness, disability, or going through life transitions to develop strategies to address relationships, intimacy, connection, sexual wellness, pelvic health, sexuality and gender expression. I'm passionate about the area of sexuality and intimacy as it intersects with illness and disability. Sex is an activity of daily living and I believe that sex, sexuality, gender expression, and creating intimate and loving connections are meaningful occupations. I'm trained in the biopsychosocial model and I analyze the larger picture of physical, mental, cognitive, sensory, social, and environmental contexts.
I work with adults with illness, disability, or going through life transitions to develop strategies to address relationships, intimacy, connection, sexual wellness, pelvic health, sexuality and gender expression. I'm passionate about the area of sexuality and intimacy as it intersects with illness and disability. Sex is an activity of daily living and I believe that sex, sexuality, gender expression, and creating intimate and loving connections are meaningful occupations. I'm trained in the biopsychosocial model and I analyze the larger picture of physical, mental, cognitive, sensory, social, and environmental contexts.
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Amanda (Mandy) Curtis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCIII
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hillsboro, OR 97123
I am doing in person and telehealth appointments. Do you struggle with not knowing who you are or what you want? Have you found that the coping skills that used to work just seem to fall short? Do you want a safe and nonjudgmental space to be able to talk with someone? I believe we all have the capacity to address our needs, become more authentic, and make positive changes towards our goals regardless of what we have been through in the past. We are able to access our own wisdom and truth when we feel safe and heard. I would love to provide that space and presence for you to share, grow, and heal.
I am doing in person and telehealth appointments. Do you struggle with not knowing who you are or what you want? Have you found that the coping skills that used to work just seem to fall short? Do you want a safe and nonjudgmental space to be able to talk with someone? I believe we all have the capacity to address our needs, become more authentic, and make positive changes towards our goals regardless of what we have been through in the past. We are able to access our own wisdom and truth when we feel safe and heard. I would love to provide that space and presence for you to share, grow, and heal.
(503) 210-9463 View (503) 210-9463

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 97123

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 97123 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
84% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Stress
69% Grief
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Aetna
52% BlueCross and BlueShield
48% Providence

How Therapists in 97123 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
22% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 97123?

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.