Therapists in Lincoln, AR

Photo of Maegan Gower, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lincoln, AR
Maegan Gower
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lincoln, AR 72744
Struggling with anxiety and/or depression caused by trauma? Maegan is here to help! She has worked as an advocate for sexual assault survivors on the local college campus. She provided both one on one and group support to help individuals working through trauma. She was also certified as a wellness coach and helped clients set and reach goals related to overall mental and physical well-being. Since graduating, Maegan has worked with adolescents, adults, and families experiencing varying needs. These needs include child-parent relationship concerns, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Struggling with anxiety and/or depression caused by trauma? Maegan is here to help! She has worked as an advocate for sexual assault survivors on the local college campus. She provided both one on one and group support to help individuals working through trauma. She was also certified as a wellness coach and helped clients set and reach goals related to overall mental and physical well-being. Since graduating, Maegan has worked with adolescents, adults, and families experiencing varying needs. These needs include child-parent relationship concerns, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
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Jennifer Gray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lincoln, AR 72744
Have you been looking for a therapist who is highly knowledgable, compassionate, and light-hearted? Have you been looking for a therapist who believes that the therapist and client unit are a TEAM? Jennifer believes therapy can be a fun and rewarding process for people from all walks of life and she hopes you will allow her to be a partner on your journey. She offers a judgement-free and down-to-earth atmosphere in which clients are celebrated for their strengths and recognized for their courage.
Have you been looking for a therapist who is highly knowledgable, compassionate, and light-hearted? Have you been looking for a therapist who believes that the therapist and client unit are a TEAM? Jennifer believes therapy can be a fun and rewarding process for people from all walks of life and she hopes you will allow her to be a partner on your journey. She offers a judgement-free and down-to-earth atmosphere in which clients are celebrated for their strengths and recognized for their courage.
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Tessa VanDerHorn
Counselor, LAC, NPT-C
Verified Verified
Lincoln, AR 72744
I help preteen, adolescent, and adult women to overcome trauma and adjustments and create a life they love. When you are on a rollercoaster of spiraling thoughts and painful emotions, you feel broken and voiceless. You may be experiencing guilt, shame, anxiety, or depression, but you don’t have to stay there. I have great compassion for the difficulties you are experiencing, and I look forward to working with you to find your inner spark and assist you in living a happy, fulfilling life.
I help preteen, adolescent, and adult women to overcome trauma and adjustments and create a life they love. When you are on a rollercoaster of spiraling thoughts and painful emotions, you feel broken and voiceless. You may be experiencing guilt, shame, anxiety, or depression, but you don’t have to stay there. I have great compassion for the difficulties you are experiencing, and I look forward to working with you to find your inner spark and assist you in living a happy, fulfilling life.
(479) 349-2470 View (479) 349-2470

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Tara Prestridge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC-S, TAC-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Waitlist for new clients
I create a respectful, safe, caring, brave, and judgement-free space for my clients through the use of warmth, kindness, empathy, and genuineness. I appreciate and welcome raw, unfiltered honesty from my clients because our problem areas are best addressed with authenticity. There are many places in this world where we feel like we must behave a certain way in order to fit in. I don't want you to feel that way with me. I want you to feel completely comfortable revealing your true self, unmasked, just as you are. I'm here to offer secular, compassionate, neurodiversity-affirming, and LGBTQIA2+ affirming therapy to fellow humans.
I create a respectful, safe, caring, brave, and judgement-free space for my clients through the use of warmth, kindness, empathy, and genuineness. I appreciate and welcome raw, unfiltered honesty from my clients because our problem areas are best addressed with authenticity. There are many places in this world where we feel like we must behave a certain way in order to fit in. I don't want you to feel that way with me. I want you to feel completely comfortable revealing your true self, unmasked, just as you are. I'm here to offer secular, compassionate, neurodiversity-affirming, and LGBTQIA2+ affirming therapy to fellow humans.
(479) 888-8206 View (479) 888-8206
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Mykayla Bowser
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Starting therapy can feel overwhelming. For some, it may even seem scary to invite someone into your private world. You worry about being judged or losing control, and these concerns are completely valid. However, therapy provides a safe, judgment-free space for exploration. Together, we'll collaborate to prioritize support in your life.
Starting therapy can feel overwhelming. For some, it may even seem scary to invite someone into your private world. You worry about being judged or losing control, and these concerns are completely valid. However, therapy provides a safe, judgment-free space for exploration. Together, we'll collaborate to prioritize support in your life.
(479) 348-4360 View (479) 348-4360
Photo of Amanda Ballew, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lincoln, AR
Amanda Ballew
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Have you been hesitant to start therapy because it seems too scary? Are you looking for someone with vast experience and has a strong passion to help others live their best lives? You've found the right place! Amanda understands and appreciates all that it takes to get you through the door of her office; therapy can be a daunting process. She is here to create a safe space in order to help you experience vulnerability and growth. Everyone deserves the right to thrive as individuals and in their personal relationships. Progress takes time, and Amanda will always meet you where you are to walk alongside you through the process.
Have you been hesitant to start therapy because it seems too scary? Are you looking for someone with vast experience and has a strong passion to help others live their best lives? You've found the right place! Amanda understands and appreciates all that it takes to get you through the door of her office; therapy can be a daunting process. She is here to create a safe space in order to help you experience vulnerability and growth. Everyone deserves the right to thrive as individuals and in their personal relationships. Progress takes time, and Amanda will always meet you where you are to walk alongside you through the process.
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Carrie Nickles
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Are you tired of feeling this way yet?! Anxious, unhappy, edgy, unsatisfied...maybe alone. Have you not been yourself and you can't stand it anymore. Fighting with your partner constantly, the kids are starting to notice, and you aren't spending enough time taking care of yourself. Your relationships are suffering. Please don't wait until things get even worse. Like a car, a therapy "tune up" will get you back on track before the engine blows! If you are tired of how things are going and committed to improvement, it's time to do something.
Are you tired of feeling this way yet?! Anxious, unhappy, edgy, unsatisfied...maybe alone. Have you not been yourself and you can't stand it anymore. Fighting with your partner constantly, the kids are starting to notice, and you aren't spending enough time taking care of yourself. Your relationships are suffering. Please don't wait until things get even worse. Like a car, a therapy "tune up" will get you back on track before the engine blows! If you are tired of how things are going and committed to improvement, it's time to do something.
(855) 273-2949 View (855) 273-2949
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Karen Weimer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Do you feel like you're stuck in the same negative thought patterns that keep you from progessing in life? Are you looking for a therapist who helps you feel comfortable to talk about the really hard things? Are you looking for a judgement free zone to promote the highest level of personal growth? Karen's approach to therapy is based on respecting the sanctity of the therapeutic relationship and building trust in order to promote positive change in your life. Karen uses cognitive behavioral therapy which focuses on how our thoughts and feelings about a situation affect our behavior.
Do you feel like you're stuck in the same negative thought patterns that keep you from progessing in life? Are you looking for a therapist who helps you feel comfortable to talk about the really hard things? Are you looking for a judgement free zone to promote the highest level of personal growth? Karen's approach to therapy is based on respecting the sanctity of the therapeutic relationship and building trust in order to promote positive change in your life. Karen uses cognitive behavioral therapy which focuses on how our thoughts and feelings about a situation affect our behavior.

Online Therapists

Photo of Jenifer (Jenny) Joaquin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lincoln, AR
Jenifer (Jenny) Joaquin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72704
Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed more days than not? Do you need help processing past circumstances and making a plan for your future to be bright and full of possibility? Jenny has been a counselor for over 10 years and enjoys meeting with adults, students, teens, children, and families needing a reset, hope, and healing due to issues interfering in your life. She considers it a privilege to journey alongside of you in this process toward healing and support. Jenny enjoys walking through your stories with you and processing changes or boundaries to implement to help aid you in moving forward in a positive way!
Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or depressed more days than not? Do you need help processing past circumstances and making a plan for your future to be bright and full of possibility? Jenny has been a counselor for over 10 years and enjoys meeting with adults, students, teens, children, and families needing a reset, hope, and healing due to issues interfering in your life. She considers it a privilege to journey alongside of you in this process toward healing and support. Jenny enjoys walking through your stories with you and processing changes or boundaries to implement to help aid you in moving forward in a positive way!
(479) 346-3206 View (479) 346-3206
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Jessica Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Rogers, AR 72756
Waitlist for new clients
I want to start by saying that I’m proud of you. It takes a lot of bravery to enter counseling services, and being here is the first step in a major investment in yourself! Whether you’re struggling with a recent trauma, unhealthy relationships, or just feeling anxious and overwhelmed with the pressures of day-to-day life, I’d love to help you on your journey to your best self. You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning.
I want to start by saying that I’m proud of you. It takes a lot of bravery to enter counseling services, and being here is the first step in a major investment in yourself! Whether you’re struggling with a recent trauma, unhealthy relationships, or just feeling anxious and overwhelmed with the pressures of day-to-day life, I’d love to help you on your journey to your best self. You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning.
(479) 337-4235 View (479) 337-4235
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Secoyia Key
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Bentonville, AR 72712  (Online Only)
Restart, renew and refresh your outlook. I'd like to assist you with regaining or finally establishing control over your life through building effective coping skills that help with addressing current and past stressors. My approach will help you to reduce troublesome mental health symptoms by developing a better self-image, exploring healthier life choices, instilling hope and using appropriate coping mechanisms to reach your goals. I can support you in regaining your life from trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression, along with building and maintaining happy, healthy relationships with others and yourself.
Restart, renew and refresh your outlook. I'd like to assist you with regaining or finally establishing control over your life through building effective coping skills that help with addressing current and past stressors. My approach will help you to reduce troublesome mental health symptoms by developing a better self-image, exploring healthier life choices, instilling hope and using appropriate coping mechanisms to reach your goals. I can support you in regaining your life from trauma symptoms, anxiety, depression, along with building and maintaining happy, healthy relationships with others and yourself.
(501) 588-8533 View (501) 588-8533
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Twyla Rownak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMFT, CDWF
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Springdale, AR 72762
Waitlist for new clients
Have transitions in your life impacted you negatively? Do you feel like you can never rest, fail, or choose? I can help you untangle these feelings and move forward. I offer a soothing, compassionate, calm, place to support your emotional healing from issues like burnout, grief, transitions, divorce, childhood wounds, and more. I value compassion, belonging, and empowering people through Somatic exercises and talk therapy.
Have transitions in your life impacted you negatively? Do you feel like you can never rest, fail, or choose? I can help you untangle these feelings and move forward. I offer a soothing, compassionate, calm, place to support your emotional healing from issues like burnout, grief, transitions, divorce, childhood wounds, and more. I value compassion, belonging, and empowering people through Somatic exercises and talk therapy.
(479) 398-2414 View (479) 398-2414
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Clay Willis
Counselor, LAC, MS, MBA
Verified Verified
Rogers, AR 72756
Welcome! As a therapist, it is both my desire and goal to provide a safe, calming environment for clients to process past events, present struggles, and future worries in order to move toward a more meaningful existence. I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma related issues, relationship stressors, and behavioral problems. Through talk therapy, I aim to empower clients to regain control over their lives and emotional well-being. While I believe we are often the expert in our own stories, identifying and changing harmful thought patterns and behaviors can be vital.
Welcome! As a therapist, it is both my desire and goal to provide a safe, calming environment for clients to process past events, present struggles, and future worries in order to move toward a more meaningful existence. I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma related issues, relationship stressors, and behavioral problems. Through talk therapy, I aim to empower clients to regain control over their lives and emotional well-being. While I believe we are often the expert in our own stories, identifying and changing harmful thought patterns and behaviors can be vital.
(479) 372-6464 View (479) 372-6464
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Shakira Michelle Eakins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Pea Ridge, AR 72751  (Online Only)
I work closely with clients to help them connect deeply with themselves and their community. I see clients 18+ virtually who are residents of Arkansas. My mission is to develop healthy therapeutic relationships and build community through individual counseling and community yoga. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with 11+ years experience providing therapy, advocating for the oppressed, and collaborating with community partners. I also provide workshops for other professionals in many different settings.
I work closely with clients to help them connect deeply with themselves and their community. I see clients 18+ virtually who are residents of Arkansas. My mission is to develop healthy therapeutic relationships and build community through individual counseling and community yoga. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with 11+ years experience providing therapy, advocating for the oppressed, and collaborating with community partners. I also provide workshops for other professionals in many different settings.
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Jenni-Kay Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CYT, LCSW, ADS, EMDR
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72703
From the moment we are born, our relational experiences with family, community, and nature become intimately intertwined with our physical and psychological development. Sometimes, in childhood or adulthood, life and relationships get messy and we come out of balance. I love walking alongside people who are recovering from the complexities of trauma and attachment wounds. In sessions, we explore and work to strengthen internal relationships among parts of self and then organically bring that healing and compassion outwards to help make everyday life a bit more fulfilling and in alignment with your sense of authenticity.
From the moment we are born, our relational experiences with family, community, and nature become intimately intertwined with our physical and psychological development. Sometimes, in childhood or adulthood, life and relationships get messy and we come out of balance. I love walking alongside people who are recovering from the complexities of trauma and attachment wounds. In sessions, we explore and work to strengthen internal relationships among parts of self and then organically bring that healing and compassion outwards to help make everyday life a bit more fulfilling and in alignment with your sense of authenticity.
(479) 346-4219 View (479) 346-4219
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Chris King Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Chris King counseling Services works with all ages and backgrounds of people- aiming to assess needs, build therapeutic relationships and encourage clients to move forward in their behavioral health. Sometimes life can present challenges that may be overwhelming. Our passion is to work with you to navigate through the difficulties by focusing on your strengths so you can achieve your dreams. Chris King Counseling Services is a team of counselors working together to empower individuals and families to heal and grow in their mental, emotional, and behavioral health.
Chris King counseling Services works with all ages and backgrounds of people- aiming to assess needs, build therapeutic relationships and encourage clients to move forward in their behavioral health. Sometimes life can present challenges that may be overwhelming. Our passion is to work with you to navigate through the difficulties by focusing on your strengths so you can achieve your dreams. Chris King Counseling Services is a team of counselors working together to empower individuals and families to heal and grow in their mental, emotional, and behavioral health.
(479) 777-2536 View (479) 777-2536
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Kimberly Wells Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , LPC
Verified Verified
Ola, AR 72853
Life is hard. Anxiety, depression, adjusting to new experiences, and PTSD are just a few of the things that have a way of knocking us down. It sometimes takes courage to reach out for help. However, if you have come to a point where your dissatisfaction with life is greater than your discomfort of asking for help, you may be ready to explore therapy. I strive to make this as easy as possible for my clients. I offer a judgement free zone as an empathetic listener who may have some insight that will help you find your answers. This is your life. I am only here in the background, holding a lantern to help you light your path.
Life is hard. Anxiety, depression, adjusting to new experiences, and PTSD are just a few of the things that have a way of knocking us down. It sometimes takes courage to reach out for help. However, if you have come to a point where your dissatisfaction with life is greater than your discomfort of asking for help, you may be ready to explore therapy. I strive to make this as easy as possible for my clients. I offer a judgement free zone as an empathetic listener who may have some insight that will help you find your answers. This is your life. I am only here in the background, holding a lantern to help you light your path.
(479) 239-8784 View (479) 239-8784
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Erika Gamboa
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72703  (Online Only)
Immediate Openings Available - Sometimes we all need help. Life is not always easy which is why I have devoted my practice to assisting clients through their journey and empowering them through each step. I offer a safe and compassionate space where we explore your challenges, foster resilience, and develop effective strategies for a more fulfilling life. I am fluent in English and Spanish.
Immediate Openings Available - Sometimes we all need help. Life is not always easy which is why I have devoted my practice to assisting clients through their journey and empowering them through each step. I offer a safe and compassionate space where we explore your challenges, foster resilience, and develop effective strategies for a more fulfilling life. I am fluent in English and Spanish.
(479) 348-4365 View (479) 348-4365
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Molly Rector
Counselor, MA, LAC, MFA
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72703
I believe the counseling relationship is a powerful tool for learning to to be kinder and more generous with ourselves. I understand that many of us come from environments, past or present, that tell us we do not "deserve" safety, love, acceptance, or belonging, and sometimes this keeps us at a remove from our communities and loved ones. In my practice, I collaborate with clients to create a safe, shame-free place for moving through and beyond these messages—a place where it is possible to experiment with vulnerability while searching for the most authentic and empowered version of the client's life.
I believe the counseling relationship is a powerful tool for learning to to be kinder and more generous with ourselves. I understand that many of us come from environments, past or present, that tell us we do not "deserve" safety, love, acceptance, or belonging, and sometimes this keeps us at a remove from our communities and loved ones. In my practice, I collaborate with clients to create a safe, shame-free place for moving through and beyond these messages—a place where it is possible to experiment with vulnerability while searching for the most authentic and empowered version of the client's life.
(479) 349-2297 View (479) 349-2297
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Kari Spears
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72701
People seeking therapy may desire assistance in coping with changes to their everyday life, a desire for change in routine, or may have found themselves or their loved ones facing a recent medical diagnosis. These challenges may impact self-esteem, relationships, independence, work and/or educational goals. You may also have found yourself needing to step into a caregiver role. Therapy may be sought out to process changes and prioritize goals. Therapy is open to all people, no matter what you have going on in life. Having time set aside for yourself to get things off your chest may be exactly what you need!
People seeking therapy may desire assistance in coping with changes to their everyday life, a desire for change in routine, or may have found themselves or their loved ones facing a recent medical diagnosis. These challenges may impact self-esteem, relationships, independence, work and/or educational goals. You may also have found yourself needing to step into a caregiver role. Therapy may be sought out to process changes and prioritize goals. Therapy is open to all people, no matter what you have going on in life. Having time set aside for yourself to get things off your chest may be exactly what you need!
(479) 349-2721 View (479) 349-2721

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lincoln, AR

< 10

Therapists in Lincoln, AR who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
100% Sexual Abuse

Average years in practice

1 Year

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Blue Cross
67% Blue Shield

How Therapists in Lincoln, AR see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lincoln?

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.