Therapists in 97401

Photo of Gina Tormohlen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 97401, OR
Gina Tormohlen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97401  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My waitlist is currently closed. I enjoy providing trauma-informed, strength based therapy to people of any nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and race. The best way to reach me is e-mail.
My waitlist is currently closed. I enjoy providing trauma-informed, strength based therapy to people of any nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and race. The best way to reach me is e-mail.
(541) 953-4612 View (541) 953-4612
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Dave Boyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, CADC, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97401
Not accepting new clients
I provide individual and family therapy to residents of Lane County, assisting clients with trauma, anxiety, family distress, substance abuse & addiction/recovery issues, life transition difficulties, and other life challenges. I utilize both time-honored and cutting edge therapeutic methods, realizing that therapy must be tailored to each unique individual or family to be effective. Coming from a systems background, I view problems as being embedded within the context of family, community, employment, educational, legal and other systems - affecting and being influenced by each of these.
I provide individual and family therapy to residents of Lane County, assisting clients with trauma, anxiety, family distress, substance abuse & addiction/recovery issues, life transition difficulties, and other life challenges. I utilize both time-honored and cutting edge therapeutic methods, realizing that therapy must be tailored to each unique individual or family to be effective. Coming from a systems background, I view problems as being embedded within the context of family, community, employment, educational, legal and other systems - affecting and being influenced by each of these.
(541) 215-8162 View (541) 215-8162
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Sir Aaron Mason
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97401
My ideal client is a resilient individual exploring the depths of culture and identity. They're eager to find their unique space amidst intersections of race, gender, and more. Facing challenges yet driven by self-awareness, they seek to embrace their cultural roots and build fulfilling relationships. In our collaboration, they find in me a dedicated ally, attuned to their journey and growth.
My ideal client is a resilient individual exploring the depths of culture and identity. They're eager to find their unique space amidst intersections of race, gender, and more. Facing challenges yet driven by self-awareness, they seek to embrace their cultural roots and build fulfilling relationships. In our collaboration, they find in me a dedicated ally, attuned to their journey and growth.
(541) 897-9128 View (541) 897-9128
Photo of Kimberly Randall, Licensed Professional Counselor in 97401, OR
Kimberly Randall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97401
Waitlist for new clients
We can all benefit from support in managing our mental health in the context of life's various challenges. I work collaboratively to identify the changes that you want to make, and I view my role as a supportive guide in your process. I enjoy working with clients who are looking for support to navigate stress, identify and process emotions, manage anxiety, improve mood regulation, focus and attention (including ADHD and neurodivergence), relationships and communication, and who overall want to be more connected to the present moment and a life that is meaningful to you.
We can all benefit from support in managing our mental health in the context of life's various challenges. I work collaboratively to identify the changes that you want to make, and I view my role as a supportive guide in your process. I enjoy working with clients who are looking for support to navigate stress, identify and process emotions, manage anxiety, improve mood regulation, focus and attention (including ADHD and neurodivergence), relationships and communication, and who overall want to be more connected to the present moment and a life that is meaningful to you.
(541) 735-9017 View (541) 735-9017
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Invictus Therapy and Consultation
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LCSW, MFT, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
My office has 5 therapists accepting Pacific Source (OHP and Commercial) clients. We have immediate openings for adults and a waitlist for children and teens. We work with individuals, families, and couples of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. We have training and experience working with individuals with ADHD, grief and loss, DID, psychosis, on the autism spectrum, in foster care, co-parenting, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, parenting skills, school problems, defiant behaviors and family reintegration. We have a clinician fluent in Spanish with much experience conducting therapy in Spanish.
My office has 5 therapists accepting Pacific Source (OHP and Commercial) clients. We have immediate openings for adults and a waitlist for children and teens. We work with individuals, families, and couples of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. We have training and experience working with individuals with ADHD, grief and loss, DID, psychosis, on the autism spectrum, in foster care, co-parenting, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, parenting skills, school problems, defiant behaviors and family reintegration. We have a clinician fluent in Spanish with much experience conducting therapy in Spanish.
(458) 209-3144 View (458) 209-3144
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Champion Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97401
Are you struggling with negative emotions? Do you experience disrupted sleep or appetite? Are your relationships frustrating, confusing or draining at times? Do you have difficulty communicating how you feel or getting your needs met? At Champion Family Therapy, we can help you understand why you are experiencing these symptoms and what to do about them. Sometimes these challenges are connected to past events, relationships, or family patterns that are unidentified. Our therapists are skilled in the exploration of individual and relational dynamics and identifying the solutions that will bring healing.
Are you struggling with negative emotions? Do you experience disrupted sleep or appetite? Are your relationships frustrating, confusing or draining at times? Do you have difficulty communicating how you feel or getting your needs met? At Champion Family Therapy, we can help you understand why you are experiencing these symptoms and what to do about them. Sometimes these challenges are connected to past events, relationships, or family patterns that are unidentified. Our therapists are skilled in the exploration of individual and relational dynamics and identifying the solutions that will bring healing.
(458) 217-8615 View (458) 217-8615
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Kelly M. Murray
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
As a licensed psychologist, my treatment approach utilizes Evidence Based Practices and includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. I have experience treating a wide range of mental health issues with particular interests in Neurodiversity (Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disorder), Trauma (PTSD, CPTSD), and Anxiety Disorder (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Specific Phobia, Generalized Anxiety).
As a licensed psychologist, my treatment approach utilizes Evidence Based Practices and includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. I have experience treating a wide range of mental health issues with particular interests in Neurodiversity (Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Learning Disorder), Trauma (PTSD, CPTSD), and Anxiety Disorder (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Specific Phobia, Generalized Anxiety).
(541) 897-7070 View (541) 897-7070
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Sarah Catherine Golden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97401  (Online Only)
It is crucial that our work be centered in your values, beliefs, background, and culture(s). We cannot fully envision where we would like to go without solidly acknowledging where we come from, and there is no homogenized way to do this. I see social justice and mental health as inextricable, and my work as a therapist is and will always be rooted in the values of accessibility and equal opportunity. I am a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and am happy to support trans folx with gender affirming care. The best way to reach out is through email.
It is crucial that our work be centered in your values, beliefs, background, and culture(s). We cannot fully envision where we would like to go without solidly acknowledging where we come from, and there is no homogenized way to do this. I see social justice and mental health as inextricable, and my work as a therapist is and will always be rooted in the values of accessibility and equal opportunity. I am a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and am happy to support trans folx with gender affirming care. The best way to reach out is through email.
(541) 243-7527 View (541) 243-7527
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Dr. Elisabeth Musch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401  (Online Only)
My clients seek me out for many different reasons, including (but not limited to) mood, anxiety, and stress disorders; adjustment difficulties; and relationship and family-of-origin concerns. Sometimes, they just know they're stuck or lost and need help. I use evidence-based approaches (i.e., what we know to be effective with certain concerns) to help clients gain awareness of the interactions between their thoughts, feelings, and behavior; recognize the influences that have shaped these patterns; and develop the knowledge and skills to respond, rather than react, to them.
My clients seek me out for many different reasons, including (but not limited to) mood, anxiety, and stress disorders; adjustment difficulties; and relationship and family-of-origin concerns. Sometimes, they just know they're stuck or lost and need help. I use evidence-based approaches (i.e., what we know to be effective with certain concerns) to help clients gain awareness of the interactions between their thoughts, feelings, and behavior; recognize the influences that have shaped these patterns; and develop the knowledge and skills to respond, rather than react, to them.
(541) 203-6385 View (541) 203-6385
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Paul Bolle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
If you are experiencing a frustratingly familiar cycle in life or with your relationship, I encourage you to reach out in whichever way is easiest---email, phone or text---and see if we can start creating something new and healthier for yourself. It is truly comforting to have a safe place where you can be heard, where you can begin to have hope for more consistent and secure connection. Our immediate focus would be on making your daily life and relationships more manageable. We then would work together identifying unsatisfying patterns and exploring more successful ways to say and get what you need.
If you are experiencing a frustratingly familiar cycle in life or with your relationship, I encourage you to reach out in whichever way is easiest---email, phone or text---and see if we can start creating something new and healthier for yourself. It is truly comforting to have a safe place where you can be heard, where you can begin to have hope for more consistent and secure connection. Our immediate focus would be on making your daily life and relationships more manageable. We then would work together identifying unsatisfying patterns and exploring more successful ways to say and get what you need.
(541) 378-6911 View (541) 378-6911
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Chris Michaels
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
Not accepting new clients
My goal is for my clients to describe me as fully present, warm, trustworthy, and welcoming of their entire selves. It is important for me to bring authenticity, compassion, and directness to my therapy relationships. I will work with you to develop a holistic understanding of yourself, your identities, your relationships, and your daily contexts to best understand and resolve the concerns you bring to therapy. I strive to provide safe and affirming therapy to individuals from all backgrounds and encourage dialogue on identity in therapy.
My goal is for my clients to describe me as fully present, warm, trustworthy, and welcoming of their entire selves. It is important for me to bring authenticity, compassion, and directness to my therapy relationships. I will work with you to develop a holistic understanding of yourself, your identities, your relationships, and your daily contexts to best understand and resolve the concerns you bring to therapy. I strive to provide safe and affirming therapy to individuals from all backgrounds and encourage dialogue on identity in therapy.
(458) 203-1576 View (458) 203-1576
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NeuroMeditation Institute
Psychologist, PhD, BCN
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
The most common concerns seen in my office include anxiety, depression, and PTSD. After an assessment of symptoms and brain wave patterns, I work to help clients retrain their nervous system and develop psychological flexibility using ketamine assisted therapy, meditation practices, and technology-based interventions such as neurofeedback, stroboscopic light, and vibroacoustic therapies.
The most common concerns seen in my office include anxiety, depression, and PTSD. After an assessment of symptoms and brain wave patterns, I work to help clients retrain their nervous system and develop psychological flexibility using ketamine assisted therapy, meditation practices, and technology-based interventions such as neurofeedback, stroboscopic light, and vibroacoustic therapies.
(541) 576-1896 View (541) 576-1896
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Karen Sanchez Dean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
I am a compassionate Social Worker with 38 years of experience working with diverse populations to support mental health and wellness; applying a combination of holistic and evidence-based approaches to facilitate healing. I have an understanding and sensitivity to serving culturally diverse populations and Elders and offer creativity and flexibility in delivery of services. My goal is always to provide a peaceful safe space for us to work in. Personally, I am a lifetime learner and enjoy self reflection and growth.
I am a compassionate Social Worker with 38 years of experience working with diverse populations to support mental health and wellness; applying a combination of holistic and evidence-based approaches to facilitate healing. I have an understanding and sensitivity to serving culturally diverse populations and Elders and offer creativity and flexibility in delivery of services. My goal is always to provide a peaceful safe space for us to work in. Personally, I am a lifetime learner and enjoy self reflection and growth.
(458) 217-8252 View (458) 217-8252
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Connectedness Matters, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97401
Now accepting clients! I honor the courage it takes to reach out and ask for support! We all have, within ourselves, the wisdom to heal from adversity and trauma in a way that allows us to live with purpose and passion. My passion is helping individuals to reconnect to that wisdom. I offer a safe space for individuals and families to develop new ways of being that work for and not against them in their journey. I will work with you to reconnect to your self, loved ones, community, and nature to facilitate healing and restoration. It is in this place we can reclaim an authentic way of being. I offer a $75-$150 sliding scale.
Now accepting clients! I honor the courage it takes to reach out and ask for support! We all have, within ourselves, the wisdom to heal from adversity and trauma in a way that allows us to live with purpose and passion. My passion is helping individuals to reconnect to that wisdom. I offer a safe space for individuals and families to develop new ways of being that work for and not against them in their journey. I will work with you to reconnect to your self, loved ones, community, and nature to facilitate healing and restoration. It is in this place we can reclaim an authentic way of being. I offer a $75-$150 sliding scale.
(458) 224-1950 View (458) 224-1950
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Miranda Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
I strive to create a warm, compassionate, and authentic space to help individuals explore and grow. I am passionate about helping people heal from trauma and face anxiety disorders. Witnessing the resilience of my clients continues to be my greatest reward in this work. I use a person-centered, strengths-based approach to therapy, drawing from several modalities to tailor a unique experience for each client. I use aspects of Acceptance and commitment therapy, DBT, CBT, and solution focused therapies
I strive to create a warm, compassionate, and authentic space to help individuals explore and grow. I am passionate about helping people heal from trauma and face anxiety disorders. Witnessing the resilience of my clients continues to be my greatest reward in this work. I use a person-centered, strengths-based approach to therapy, drawing from several modalities to tailor a unique experience for each client. I use aspects of Acceptance and commitment therapy, DBT, CBT, and solution focused therapies
(458) 204-0208 View (458) 204-0208
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Brett Anthony Vicario
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
Therapy is a transformational space. Whether there are clear obstacles to your mental health or you are curious to know yourself more fully, my hope is for you to view yourself with self-compassion and see your life context with more self-awareness. I greatly value the therapeutic relationship as a safe place to explore yourself and better understand your relational style. Exploring how family and culture influence your sense of self and the world are also important tools of self-discovery. In my approach, I collaboratively establish goals and expectations for our work together and am transparent about my methods and decisions.
Therapy is a transformational space. Whether there are clear obstacles to your mental health or you are curious to know yourself more fully, my hope is for you to view yourself with self-compassion and see your life context with more self-awareness. I greatly value the therapeutic relationship as a safe place to explore yourself and better understand your relational style. Exploring how family and culture influence your sense of self and the world are also important tools of self-discovery. In my approach, I collaboratively establish goals and expectations for our work together and am transparent about my methods and decisions.
(458) 206-4527 View (458) 206-4527
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Katelyn Melnychuk
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401  (Online Only)
Greetings! My name is Kate Melnychuk, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Eugene, Oregon with 5 years of experience providing psychotherapy. I work with adults and families seeking support with a range of needs in therapy, including anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ related issues, and relational stress. I utilize the modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, and mindfulness based practices to support clients in achieving their goals to work towards fulfillment and feeling better.
Greetings! My name is Kate Melnychuk, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Eugene, Oregon with 5 years of experience providing psychotherapy. I work with adults and families seeking support with a range of needs in therapy, including anxiety, depression, LGBTQIA+ related issues, and relational stress. I utilize the modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy, and mindfulness based practices to support clients in achieving their goals to work towards fulfillment and feeling better.
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Michelle Chaves
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
Currently not accepting new clients. I believe that change can occur when a person is provided with a safe and supportive space for exploration and understanding of one’s true self. I work with children, preteens, teens, and young adults from a developmentally sensitive and trauma informed perspective. My approach is based on the belief that the client is the expert on their life and they have internal strength and resources to heal. My role is to accompany you on this journey to find your authentic self.
Currently not accepting new clients. I believe that change can occur when a person is provided with a safe and supportive space for exploration and understanding of one’s true self. I work with children, preteens, teens, and young adults from a developmentally sensitive and trauma informed perspective. My approach is based on the belief that the client is the expert on their life and they have internal strength and resources to heal. My role is to accompany you on this journey to find your authentic self.
(541) 229-6963 View (541) 229-6963
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Lori Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MAC, CADCIII
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97401
Accepting new clients- Feeling anxious, sad, lost, afraid, confused? Grappling with inner conflict, self image, compulsive behaviors, intrusive memories, change, loss? I am a psychotherapist with a breadth of work and lived experience working with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, stress-related symptoms, communication problems, relationship difficulties, professional challenges, gambling and other process addictions, substance abuse, trauma, life transitions and more. I see my role as a therapist as a sacred privilege to journey along side of a person toward true and lasting change
Accepting new clients- Feeling anxious, sad, lost, afraid, confused? Grappling with inner conflict, self image, compulsive behaviors, intrusive memories, change, loss? I am a psychotherapist with a breadth of work and lived experience working with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, stress-related symptoms, communication problems, relationship difficulties, professional challenges, gambling and other process addictions, substance abuse, trauma, life transitions and more. I see my role as a therapist as a sacred privilege to journey along side of a person toward true and lasting change
(541) 214-2963 View (541) 214-2963
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Jackie Lynn Boggs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone wants to feel valued in their relationships and live a meaningful life. I challenge, encourage and create new strategies to help people stabilize their mood and build stronger relationships. We all get stuck in parts of our life and struggle to see a way out. I can be a guide and support to help you climb out of the darkness and find a new path towards the light.
Everyone wants to feel valued in their relationships and live a meaningful life. I challenge, encourage and create new strategies to help people stabilize their mood and build stronger relationships. We all get stuck in parts of our life and struggle to see a way out. I can be a guide and support to help you climb out of the darkness and find a new path towards the light.
(458) 214-8878 View (458) 214-8878

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 97401

500+

Average cost per session

$166

Therapists in 97401 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Trauma and PTSD
80% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
76% Stress
72% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% PacificSource
46% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
44% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 97401 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
22% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 97401?

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.