Therapists in 97301

Photo of Cyncha Dato / Inspired Counseling & Wellness, LLC., Licensed Professional Counselor in 97301, OR
Cyncha Dato / Inspired Counseling & Wellness, LLC.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CFC, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
CONDUCTING SESSION THRU VIDEO/PHONE. I am a WPATH Member and offer Behavioral Health Assessments and letter writing for the purpose of Gender Affirming treatment and surgeries. I offer sessions on WEEKENDS at no extra charge. I also offer a group for NB/Transgender Adults and LGBTQ+ teens (12-17). I follow a holistic approach to therapy. In other words, exploring various aspects that may impact an individual’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
CONDUCTING SESSION THRU VIDEO/PHONE. I am a WPATH Member and offer Behavioral Health Assessments and letter writing for the purpose of Gender Affirming treatment and surgeries. I offer sessions on WEEKENDS at no extra charge. I also offer a group for NB/Transgender Adults and LGBTQ+ teens (12-17). I follow a holistic approach to therapy. In other words, exploring various aspects that may impact an individual’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
(971) 599-2786 View (971) 599-2786
Photo of Melissa Smeester, Professional Counselor Associate in 97301, OR
Melissa Smeester
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Hello! my name is Melissa and I would be honored to listen and engage with you in your story. Regardless of what you are going through, I believe that there is healing in having the support of another along the journey. Life is full of challenges, leaving you feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, anxious, or grieving loss. Therapy can be a daunting journey to embark on, but I hope that my office can become a safe and comforting space, where we can work together as you learn new boundaries and coping skills, heal current and past wounds, and become more confident and grounded in who you are.
Hello! my name is Melissa and I would be honored to listen and engage with you in your story. Regardless of what you are going through, I believe that there is healing in having the support of another along the journey. Life is full of challenges, leaving you feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, anxious, or grieving loss. Therapy can be a daunting journey to embark on, but I hope that my office can become a safe and comforting space, where we can work together as you learn new boundaries and coping skills, heal current and past wounds, and become more confident and grounded in who you are.
(503) 966-5975 View (503) 966-5975
Photo of Tina Marie Glover, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97301, OR
Tina Marie Glover
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LPCC, CRC, CADC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
An ideal mental health client is someone open to making positive changes in their life. This willingness to change is crucial in the therapeutic process for clients who are open to self-awareness, have motivation, and are open to feedback.
An ideal mental health client is someone open to making positive changes in their life. This willingness to change is crucial in the therapeutic process for clients who are open to self-awareness, have motivation, and are open to feedback.
(210) 934-5122 View (210) 934-5122
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Jamee Rauch
Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, MS
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
Not accepting new clients
I believe people can foster a greater sense of well-being and satisfaction in their life through a nonjudgmental, person-centered therapeutic approach that emphasizes mutual respect and collaboration. Ultimately, I draw on an integrative approach to inform and guide the overall therapeutic process, including but not limited to attachment theory, reality therapy, and various forms of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
I believe people can foster a greater sense of well-being and satisfaction in their life through a nonjudgmental, person-centered therapeutic approach that emphasizes mutual respect and collaboration. Ultimately, I draw on an integrative approach to inform and guide the overall therapeutic process, including but not limited to attachment theory, reality therapy, and various forms of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
(503) 295-9724 View (503) 295-9724
Photo of New Perspectives Center for Counseling & Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 97301, OR
New Perspectives Center for Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
NEW PERSPECTIVES CENTER for Counseling and Therapy, LLC is an outpatient behavioral health facility with a multi-disciplinary team of therapists and psychiatric nurse practioners who provide comprehensive services to CHILDREN,ADOLESCENTS,ADULTS, and SENIORS. Working in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance, individuals, couples, families and groups are encouraged to explore and confront the issues affecting their lives. We are licensed by the state of Oregon for both mental health and addiction services. We are covered by most insurance plans and have therapists/nurses on most managed care panels.
NEW PERSPECTIVES CENTER for Counseling and Therapy, LLC is an outpatient behavioral health facility with a multi-disciplinary team of therapists and psychiatric nurse practioners who provide comprehensive services to CHILDREN,ADOLESCENTS,ADULTS, and SENIORS. Working in an atmosphere of safety and acceptance, individuals, couples, families and groups are encouraged to explore and confront the issues affecting their lives. We are licensed by the state of Oregon for both mental health and addiction services. We are covered by most insurance plans and have therapists/nurses on most managed care panels.
(503) 446-5085 View (503) 446-5085
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Alice Kintner
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Our love stories are often stories of evolution. We often enter into partnership with the expectation of someone walking beside us into our future - but we often discover that future looks differently than imagined. Major life changes such as parenthood, health challenges, grief, financial stress, learning to balance the division of labor and unmatched expectations in the relationship can leave us feeling unloved, unseen, and alone. For many, the only information we have about how to move through these challenges comes from couples we have observed in our lives, and is hindered by insecure attachment and wounding.
Our love stories are often stories of evolution. We often enter into partnership with the expectation of someone walking beside us into our future - but we often discover that future looks differently than imagined. Major life changes such as parenthood, health challenges, grief, financial stress, learning to balance the division of labor and unmatched expectations in the relationship can leave us feeling unloved, unseen, and alone. For many, the only information we have about how to move through these challenges comes from couples we have observed in our lives, and is hindered by insecure attachment and wounding.
(971) 251-2654 View (971) 251-2654
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Milah Jayanti
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Frustrated, stuck, or confused? I am effective at working with families, couples, teens, and adults - anyone with a sincere desire to heal, get unstuck, or transform their life and their relationships in someway - anyone who wants to access a deeper experience of peace, wholeness, self-integration, joy, and meaning. If you are struggling with grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or transitions, the therapeutic process can help and I would be honored to be part of your healing journey.
Frustrated, stuck, or confused? I am effective at working with families, couples, teens, and adults - anyone with a sincere desire to heal, get unstuck, or transform their life and their relationships in someway - anyone who wants to access a deeper experience of peace, wholeness, self-integration, joy, and meaning. If you are struggling with grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or transitions, the therapeutic process can help and I would be honored to be part of your healing journey.
(971) 278-9049 View (971) 278-9049
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Hayaun Chung
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
My name is HaYaun, and I am a Clinical Social Work Associate working in Oregon. My professional background involves graduating with a Master’s in Social Work from Portland State University in 2019, working in an inpatient psychiatric setting to support clients experiencing serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI), and working with families experiencing various mental health needs. I also have experience working with veterans, children, families, people of color, and I offer Korean-speaking sessions when needed.
My name is HaYaun, and I am a Clinical Social Work Associate working in Oregon. My professional background involves graduating with a Master’s in Social Work from Portland State University in 2019, working in an inpatient psychiatric setting to support clients experiencing serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI), and working with families experiencing various mental health needs. I also have experience working with veterans, children, families, people of color, and I offer Korean-speaking sessions when needed.
(503) 563-8511 View (503) 563-8511
Photo of Kyle R Johnson, Clinical Social Work Associate in 97301, OR
Kyle R Johnson
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW, CSWA, CADC 1
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
I view my role in helping those experiences mental health challenges as an ally, advocate and to promote challenge and growth for consumers. I believe the treatment process should be collaborative in nature and foster a relationship with transparency and accountability. I strive to address the needs of an individual comprehensively, which can require discussion on cultural factors, family systems, etc. During my coursework I was formally trained in delivery of individual and group counseling for mental health and substance use services, human development across a lifespan, addiction, risk assessment, crisis/suicide prevention.
I view my role in helping those experiences mental health challenges as an ally, advocate and to promote challenge and growth for consumers. I believe the treatment process should be collaborative in nature and foster a relationship with transparency and accountability. I strive to address the needs of an individual comprehensively, which can require discussion on cultural factors, family systems, etc. During my coursework I was formally trained in delivery of individual and group counseling for mental health and substance use services, human development across a lifespan, addiction, risk assessment, crisis/suicide prevention.
(971) 272-8172 View (971) 272-8172
Photo of Iris Haugen, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97301, OR
Iris Haugen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
NEW clients can schedule TODAY! Are you suppressing feelings of anxiety or depression, and hoping it will go away? Maybe your relationships or career are starting to suffer, or you are simply tired of feeling your life is out of control. If you are ready to receive support, I can help. I specialize in working with people who are looking for relief from feelings of anxiety and depression and healing relationships with family and friends. By working together, I can help you develop coping skills and strategies to feel more hope and peace about your future and to set healthy boundaries with the people you care about the most.
NEW clients can schedule TODAY! Are you suppressing feelings of anxiety or depression, and hoping it will go away? Maybe your relationships or career are starting to suffer, or you are simply tired of feeling your life is out of control. If you are ready to receive support, I can help. I specialize in working with people who are looking for relief from feelings of anxiety and depression and healing relationships with family and friends. By working together, I can help you develop coping skills and strategies to feel more hope and peace about your future and to set healthy boundaries with the people you care about the most.
(503) 461-9880 View (503) 461-9880
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Jean Vanlue
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
Waitlist for new clients
Life is all about relationships! I seek to help others find the hope, healing, strength and grace needed to face the many challenges of life. My passion is assisting adults and couples to increase in resilience, coping and stress management skills and in the ability to encourage and appreciate themselves and others.
Life is all about relationships! I seek to help others find the hope, healing, strength and grace needed to face the many challenges of life. My passion is assisting adults and couples to increase in resilience, coping and stress management skills and in the ability to encourage and appreciate themselves and others.
(971) 205-7812 View (971) 205-7812
Photo of Shelby Sallee, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97301, OR
Shelby Sallee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that every person has the ability to heal and lead satisfying and fulfilling lives. Everyone does the best with what they have and that life presents significant challenges and all of our behaviors makes sense in context. Problems do not exist within one person but are the result of a person’s context, family or relational systems, circular patterns, external systems, and learned behaviors that once had a functional purpose but no longer do. I consider health to be the culmination of mental, physical, spiritual, and relational states, and I will work from this inclusive and holistic perspective.
I believe that every person has the ability to heal and lead satisfying and fulfilling lives. Everyone does the best with what they have and that life presents significant challenges and all of our behaviors makes sense in context. Problems do not exist within one person but are the result of a person’s context, family or relational systems, circular patterns, external systems, and learned behaviors that once had a functional purpose but no longer do. I consider health to be the culmination of mental, physical, spiritual, and relational states, and I will work from this inclusive and holistic perspective.
(971) 273-1525 View (971) 273-1525
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Leanna K Jones-Bishop
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC®, CADCI
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that mental health is an important element in the overall wellbeing of all individuals. I employ techniques based on evidenced based practices; to ensure your services are high quality, ethically sound, and culturally appropriate and sensitive to your needs as a consumer. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, CADC, and National Certification through NBCC I have met high national standards and commit to ongoing quality and verified trainings.
I believe that mental health is an important element in the overall wellbeing of all individuals. I employ techniques based on evidenced based practices; to ensure your services are high quality, ethically sound, and culturally appropriate and sensitive to your needs as a consumer. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, CADC, and National Certification through NBCC I have met high national standards and commit to ongoing quality and verified trainings.
(503) 461-4757 View (503) 461-4757
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Ka Rin Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301
Not accepting new clients
Have you been feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unhappy, or alone in your life? Chronic stress, life transitions, loss, or emotional pain often leave us feeling helpless over our situations and limit our perspective about how we can move forward. If you feel like you are constantly looking for "more", stuck in your past, have chronic feelings of emptiness or fear about the future, you are not alone. Tackling these problems on your own can be isolating and it is important to find the right support to help you progress toward your goals.
Have you been feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unhappy, or alone in your life? Chronic stress, life transitions, loss, or emotional pain often leave us feeling helpless over our situations and limit our perspective about how we can move forward. If you feel like you are constantly looking for "more", stuck in your past, have chronic feelings of emptiness or fear about the future, you are not alone. Tackling these problems on your own can be isolating and it is important to find the right support to help you progress toward your goals.
(503) 444-9096 View (503) 444-9096
Photo of Gary Daily, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97301, OR
Gary Daily
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Waitlist for new clients
There are times when it is difficult to see a way forward, and discovering who we are, where we came from and what has transpired in our lives is vitally important. If you are here, my guess is that you may be grieving a loss, struggling to accept difficult life changes like divorce or separation, or perhaps dealing with anxiety. Whatever the circumstances, it is my desire to see you rediscover happiness and purpose-- I wholeheartedly believe that therapy can help you get there.
There are times when it is difficult to see a way forward, and discovering who we are, where we came from and what has transpired in our lives is vitally important. If you are here, my guess is that you may be grieving a loss, struggling to accept difficult life changes like divorce or separation, or perhaps dealing with anxiety. Whatever the circumstances, it is my desire to see you rediscover happiness and purpose-- I wholeheartedly believe that therapy can help you get there.
(503) 461-7936 View (503) 461-7936
Photo of Alex Yang, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in 97301, OR
Alex Yang
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Not accepting new clients
Not currently accepting new clients...Confused & discouraged by your own behavior, you ask, "Why do I keep doing things that hurt me & the ones I love?" You've been stuck in a cycle of engaging in your behavior, feeling guilty & ashamed, vowing to make it up by being "good," only to find yourself back in the behavior all over again. Or maybe you gave up being "good" a long time ago & have completely given up hope of changing. You've been coping with the secrets, guilt, & shame alone for too long, & you know you need something different. You want to stop behaving this way, show your loved ones that you're trustworthy, & enjoy life.
Not currently accepting new clients...Confused & discouraged by your own behavior, you ask, "Why do I keep doing things that hurt me & the ones I love?" You've been stuck in a cycle of engaging in your behavior, feeling guilty & ashamed, vowing to make it up by being "good," only to find yourself back in the behavior all over again. Or maybe you gave up being "good" a long time ago & have completely given up hope of changing. You've been coping with the secrets, guilt, & shame alone for too long, & you know you need something different. You want to stop behaving this way, show your loved ones that you're trustworthy, & enjoy life.
(503) 966-3945 View (503) 966-3945
Photo of Teara Tyler, Professional Counselor Associate in 97301, OR
Teara Tyler
Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, CADC-1
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The willingness to seek help is a brave step forward into making some sense out of life’s messiness and challenges. Looking deeper at issues, working on ourselves and seeking support from others can be scary and feel vulnerable, even but it can also be a beneficial step towards healing. I believe we all have an ability within ourselves to heal but sometimes we need the support and guidance from others. As a Counselor, I am here to support you and provide you with the clinical care and guidance you need to move through these challenges and to take the steps to improve your wellbeing.
The willingness to seek help is a brave step forward into making some sense out of life’s messiness and challenges. Looking deeper at issues, working on ourselves and seeking support from others can be scary and feel vulnerable, even but it can also be a beneficial step towards healing. I believe we all have an ability within ourselves to heal but sometimes we need the support and guidance from others. As a Counselor, I am here to support you and provide you with the clinical care and guidance you need to move through these challenges and to take the steps to improve your wellbeing.
(503) 483-6834 View (503) 483-6834
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Niko Delgado-McGee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, MA, CADCI
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
"What are you?" was a question I quickly became accustomed to growing up in the Pacific Northwest. With roots in Chamoru, Irish and Armenian heritage, there is no box for me to check. This question has been a lifelong journey in understanding who I am in the context of others, and more importantly how I define myself. I hope to work with others who are embarking on their own cultural journey and are seeking deeper answers to questions about themselves.
"What are you?" was a question I quickly became accustomed to growing up in the Pacific Northwest. With roots in Chamoru, Irish and Armenian heritage, there is no box for me to check. This question has been a lifelong journey in understanding who I am in the context of others, and more importantly how I define myself. I hope to work with others who are embarking on their own cultural journey and are seeking deeper answers to questions about themselves.
(503) 308-7726 View (503) 308-7726
Photo of Serena Hamilton, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97301, OR
Serena Hamilton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about helping those with significant trauma and abuse stories. You are my people! I specialize in helping clients recover from complex trauma, and the behaviors that often go with it, such as self-harming, self-medicating, and a lack of self-compassion. My approach is grounded in trauma-focused, attachment-based care. I am most concerned with the meaning you give to what you have been through, and how it has influenced you, and who you are. My goal, always, is to help you walk your own path and create an environment in which you feel empowered to reach your highest potential.
I am passionate about helping those with significant trauma and abuse stories. You are my people! I specialize in helping clients recover from complex trauma, and the behaviors that often go with it, such as self-harming, self-medicating, and a lack of self-compassion. My approach is grounded in trauma-focused, attachment-based care. I am most concerned with the meaning you give to what you have been through, and how it has influenced you, and who you are. My goal, always, is to help you walk your own path and create an environment in which you feel empowered to reach your highest potential.
(971) 306-5060 View (971) 306-5060
Photo of Nicole Frangella, Professional Counselor Associate in 97301, OR
Nicole Frangella
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Whether you are seeking mental health support for yourself or a loved one, picking a counselor/therapist can be an overwhelming process. I work with preteens, teenagers, and young adults who are struggling with anything related to life transitions, symptoms of anxiety & depression, self-harm, low self-worth, and body image/ disordered eating issues. It is always an honor to work with clients who are ready to address these concerns, create attainable goals, and participate in the life-changing work of therapy. If any of the above relates to yourself or a loved one, then I may be the right fit for you.
Whether you are seeking mental health support for yourself or a loved one, picking a counselor/therapist can be an overwhelming process. I work with preteens, teenagers, and young adults who are struggling with anything related to life transitions, symptoms of anxiety & depression, self-harm, low self-worth, and body image/ disordered eating issues. It is always an honor to work with clients who are ready to address these concerns, create attainable goals, and participate in the life-changing work of therapy. If any of the above relates to yourself or a loved one, then I may be the right fit for you.
(503) 868-2714 View (503) 868-2714

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 97301

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 97301 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
84% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
70% Stress
69% Self Esteem
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% PacificSource
54% Providence
52% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

How Therapists in 97301 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 97301?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.