Therapists in Siloam Springs, AR

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Becoming More Counseling, Coaching, & Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
Siloam Springs, AR 72761  (Online Only)
Clients who are struggling but wanting to not only heal, but also grow have the potential for being extremely powerful people. We have all gone through difficult times, experiencing anxiety, fear, depression, and hopelessness. However, if we have healed, we look back and see those times as hard, but some of the most powerful in our lives. Hearts can become strong, marriages can be healed and become euphoric, and our families can become strong, powerful, and beautiful. If you have a Christian background, I can help you become stronger in your faith. If you want to become a stronger leader, I am also an executive coach.
Clients who are struggling but wanting to not only heal, but also grow have the potential for being extremely powerful people. We have all gone through difficult times, experiencing anxiety, fear, depression, and hopelessness. However, if we have healed, we look back and see those times as hard, but some of the most powerful in our lives. Hearts can become strong, marriages can be healed and become euphoric, and our families can become strong, powerful, and beautiful. If you have a Christian background, I can help you become stronger in your faith. If you want to become a stronger leader, I am also an executive coach.
(479) 888-5616 View (479) 888-5616
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Kristi Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with all ages but specifically have a passion for working with adolescents and adults. I love to work with these populations to heal from past hurts and traumas and to work towards healthier mindset and emotions as they are growing in independence and self-awareness. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of mental health issues, from anxiety to depression, trauma to attachment issues, relational issues to self-esteem issues. I also work with a therapy dog, Loki, who attends all sessions as emotional support.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with all ages but specifically have a passion for working with adolescents and adults. I love to work with these populations to heal from past hurts and traumas and to work towards healthier mindset and emotions as they are growing in independence and self-awareness. I have experience working with clients with a wide range of mental health issues, from anxiety to depression, trauma to attachment issues, relational issues to self-esteem issues. I also work with a therapy dog, Loki, who attends all sessions as emotional support.
(479) 239-9531 View (479) 239-9531
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Dwight Hignite
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
As a clinician I tend to focus on building a genuine, warm and positive relationship. I believe that every person has within themselves the power to heal. I see my job as providing my client with a safe and supportive place for them to discover their own strengths. I use stories and metaphors in therapy to help the client discover deeper truths. I also use techniques from a counseling theory called Internal Family Systems and have had much success with it. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction and especially trauma.
As a clinician I tend to focus on building a genuine, warm and positive relationship. I believe that every person has within themselves the power to heal. I see my job as providing my client with a safe and supportive place for them to discover their own strengths. I use stories and metaphors in therapy to help the client discover deeper truths. I also use techniques from a counseling theory called Internal Family Systems and have had much success with it. I have experience treating depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction and especially trauma.
(479) 239-8717 View (479) 239-8717
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Abby Poteet
Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Not accepting new clients
As a counselor, I believe that when children and adolescents are provided with a safe environment of unconditional support by those around them, they are able to take strides in their emotional development and healing. I aim to create a warm, playful environment that encourages self-growth so that my clients can find their own internal motivation to take on life's current and future challenges confidently. Through counseling and play therapy services, I provide individualized treatment that fosters healing, independence and self-acceptance.
As a counselor, I believe that when children and adolescents are provided with a safe environment of unconditional support by those around them, they are able to take strides in their emotional development and healing. I aim to create a warm, playful environment that encourages self-growth so that my clients can find their own internal motivation to take on life's current and future challenges confidently. Through counseling and play therapy services, I provide individualized treatment that fosters healing, independence and self-acceptance.
(479) 341-4794 View (479) 341-4794
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Rachael Nachtigal
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
I have a good life...I shouldn't complain. I hear this often. You can have a "good life" and still struggle. I am here to guide you as you make sense of your mental health, grow and heal. Available for in office and telehealth sessions addressing anxiety, trauma and navigating life transitions, as well as finding life purpose and meaning. I can help you become the best version of yourself by tapping into your inner strengths and supporting your journey with my knowledge and experience. We can work together to solve problems and break through barriers in your life. All backgrounds, orientations, and beliefs are welcome.
I have a good life...I shouldn't complain. I hear this often. You can have a "good life" and still struggle. I am here to guide you as you make sense of your mental health, grow and heal. Available for in office and telehealth sessions addressing anxiety, trauma and navigating life transitions, as well as finding life purpose and meaning. I can help you become the best version of yourself by tapping into your inner strengths and supporting your journey with my knowledge and experience. We can work together to solve problems and break through barriers in your life. All backgrounds, orientations, and beliefs are welcome.
(479) 431-4443 View (479) 431-4443
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Jodi R East
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
In my practice, I place a strong emphasis on the significance of understanding one's self-worth, nurturing healthy relationships, and fostering personal development. My unwavering commitment lies in helping my clients attain their aspirations, rooted in the firm belief that each individual possesses the innate capacity to manifest positive transformations in their lives. Ultimately, my goal is to facilitate profound transformations in the lives of those I serve. I believe that with the right guidance and a nurturing environment, individuals can tap into their inner resilience and capacity for change.
In my practice, I place a strong emphasis on the significance of understanding one's self-worth, nurturing healthy relationships, and fostering personal development. My unwavering commitment lies in helping my clients attain their aspirations, rooted in the firm belief that each individual possesses the innate capacity to manifest positive transformations in their lives. Ultimately, my goal is to facilitate profound transformations in the lives of those I serve. I believe that with the right guidance and a nurturing environment, individuals can tap into their inner resilience and capacity for change.
(479) 446-7049 View (479) 446-7049
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Taylor Roberson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Siloam Springs, AR 72761  (Online Only)
Ready to transcend therapy as usual and unleash real, lasting change? I specialize in transformative therapy for those looking for deep level healing around trauma, anxiety, ADHD, depression, grief & more. Are you: Feeling stuck in patterns? Feeling disconnected or overwhelmed? Seeking a therapy approach that's compassionate, yet challenges you to evolve? Craving deep trauma healing that goes beyond being heard? We offer: Personalized therapy plans; Mind-body approaches that integrate talk therapy with mindfulness; Evidence-based approaches; A.R.T.; therapy intensives; teletherapy and more.
Ready to transcend therapy as usual and unleash real, lasting change? I specialize in transformative therapy for those looking for deep level healing around trauma, anxiety, ADHD, depression, grief & more. Are you: Feeling stuck in patterns? Feeling disconnected or overwhelmed? Seeking a therapy approach that's compassionate, yet challenges you to evolve? Craving deep trauma healing that goes beyond being heard? We offer: Personalized therapy plans; Mind-body approaches that integrate talk therapy with mindfulness; Evidence-based approaches; A.R.T.; therapy intensives; teletherapy and more.
(479) 469-0085 View (479) 469-0085
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Jennifer S Payne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LAMFT
Verified Verified
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
I offer a variety of counseling services for individuals, couples, and families. My focus is on helping people improve their lives by building stronger relationships.
I offer a variety of counseling services for individuals, couples, and families. My focus is on helping people improve their lives by building stronger relationships.
(844) 307-0410 View (844) 307-0410
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Deanna Lisk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NBCCH
Verified Verified
Siloam Springs, AR 72761  (Online Only)
Working with me offers opportunities for transformation thru healing, learning, understanding, awareness and personal growth. As a therapist with over thirty two years of experience, I will support you as you seek to find effective & meaningful solutions to your concerns & challenges, goals & outcomes. Your satisfaction with our work is always my priority. I have extensive training & experience with treating depression, anxiety, stress, death, grief, loss, co-dependency, self sabotage, life transitions, healing from trauma, exploring mind/body connections, improving your relationship with yourself & others.
Working with me offers opportunities for transformation thru healing, learning, understanding, awareness and personal growth. As a therapist with over thirty two years of experience, I will support you as you seek to find effective & meaningful solutions to your concerns & challenges, goals & outcomes. Your satisfaction with our work is always my priority. I have extensive training & experience with treating depression, anxiety, stress, death, grief, loss, co-dependency, self sabotage, life transitions, healing from trauma, exploring mind/body connections, improving your relationship with yourself & others.
(479) 439-5230 View (479) 439-5230
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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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Community Counseling Clinic JBU
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Welcome to our Community Counseling Clinic, where compassionate care meets affordability with sessions priced at only $35. At our clinic, we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality mental health services without financial barriers. That's why we are proud to ensure that cost is never a deterrent to getting the help you need. Our mission is to provide accessible and effective counseling to support the well-being of our community members.
Welcome to our Community Counseling Clinic, where compassionate care meets affordability with sessions priced at only $35. At our clinic, we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality mental health services without financial barriers. That's why we are proud to ensure that cost is never a deterrent to getting the help you need. Our mission is to provide accessible and effective counseling to support the well-being of our community members.
(501) 300-8469 View (501) 300-8469
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Waters Edge Counseling Services Bentonville/Siloam
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
At Water's Edge Counseling Services, our aim is to connect with our clients wherever they may be in their journey. If you or someone you know is grappling with feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, or the challenges of relationship difficulties, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our team of experienced therapists is ready to offer support through either in-office sessions or telehealth appointments. Your well-being is important to us, and we are here to assist you on the path to emotional wellness..
At Water's Edge Counseling Services, our aim is to connect with our clients wherever they may be in their journey. If you or someone you know is grappling with feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, or the challenges of relationship difficulties, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our team of experienced therapists is ready to offer support through either in-office sessions or telehealth appointments. Your well-being is important to us, and we are here to assist you on the path to emotional wellness..
(479) 689-4562 View (479) 689-4562
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Waters Edge Counseling Rogers/Fayetteville
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
At Water's Edge Counseling Services, our aim is to connect with our clients wherever they may be in their journey. If you or someone you know is grappling with feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, or the challenges of relationship difficulties, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our team of experienced therapists is ready to offer support through either in-office sessions or telehealth appointments. Your well-being is important to us, and we are here to assist you on the path to emotional wellness.
At Water's Edge Counseling Services, our aim is to connect with our clients wherever they may be in their journey. If you or someone you know is grappling with feelings of loneliness, anxiety, depression, or the challenges of relationship difficulties, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our team of experienced therapists is ready to offer support through either in-office sessions or telehealth appointments. Your well-being is important to us, and we are here to assist you on the path to emotional wellness.
(479) 282-2633 View (479) 282-2633
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Darlene Cantu
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-TA, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Life can feel overwhelming. Past experiences can shape our present view of life, thoughts, and behaviors as well as impact the future. Trauma is not a theirs is worse than mine experience, we each experience and react like the amazingly unique beings we are. Feelings like shame, guilt, embarrassment are just a few of the residual emotions left by traumatic experiences. Those can create an unhealthy view of ourselves and can lead to a decline in mental health. Overcoming negative life experiences can be similar to opening the curtains making the dark disappear and letting the light back in our lives.
Life can feel overwhelming. Past experiences can shape our present view of life, thoughts, and behaviors as well as impact the future. Trauma is not a theirs is worse than mine experience, we each experience and react like the amazingly unique beings we are. Feelings like shame, guilt, embarrassment are just a few of the residual emotions left by traumatic experiences. Those can create an unhealthy view of ourselves and can lead to a decline in mental health. Overcoming negative life experiences can be similar to opening the curtains making the dark disappear and letting the light back in our lives.
(479) 348-4814 View (479) 348-4814
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Ember Dreemur
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Life can be rough at times. As we age into adulthood; burdens, chores, and responsibilities grow and may become overwhelming if we don’t manage our own self-care and coping skills. Many individuals are weighed down with too many responsibilities and heavy experiences too early in life, which has not allowed a chance to know who you really are or what direction you see for yourself. It may even have set you on a course quite far from where you’d actually like to be. In this darkness, I believe it can be a reminder of where our light can be.
Life can be rough at times. As we age into adulthood; burdens, chores, and responsibilities grow and may become overwhelming if we don’t manage our own self-care and coping skills. Many individuals are weighed down with too many responsibilities and heavy experiences too early in life, which has not allowed a chance to know who you really are or what direction you see for yourself. It may even have set you on a course quite far from where you’d actually like to be. In this darkness, I believe it can be a reminder of where our light can be.
(479) 349-4077 View (479) 349-4077
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Andrea Reyes-Cuarenta
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Life is full of surprises that are sometimes wrapped in feelings that can truly weigh us down. Whether it's anxiety, depression, life stress, grief or past traumas- those are all curveballs that are unexpected and can make it difficult to believe that we can be in control of anything, especially our own inner peace. Therapy is a courageous journey towards cultivating internal resources that can help you with feeling connected, nurtured, and empowered to embrace change as it comes. As your therapist, it is my mission to take this journey alongside you and give you a safe space to better understand your true self.
Life is full of surprises that are sometimes wrapped in feelings that can truly weigh us down. Whether it's anxiety, depression, life stress, grief or past traumas- those are all curveballs that are unexpected and can make it difficult to believe that we can be in control of anything, especially our own inner peace. Therapy is a courageous journey towards cultivating internal resources that can help you with feeling connected, nurtured, and empowered to embrace change as it comes. As your therapist, it is my mission to take this journey alongside you and give you a safe space to better understand your true self.
(479) 349-3715 View (479) 349-3715
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Branden Carr
DO, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Siloam Springs, AR 72761  (Online Only)
I am open to helping any individual that needs help with a psychiatric diagnosis. I do not treat acute events that need detox but happy to help sustained sobriety. I am also happy to help with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and many more.
I am open to helping any individual that needs help with a psychiatric diagnosis. I do not treat acute events that need detox but happy to help sustained sobriety. I am also happy to help with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and many more.
(479) 323-2214 View (479) 323-2214
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Lauren Loum
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
My ideal client is anyone who is dealing with the feeling of hopelessness, stuck, trouble adjusting with life events, depression, anxiety and more. For you to be an ideal client and for the work I offer to work, it starts with you being motivated in putting in the work towards change.
My ideal client is anyone who is dealing with the feeling of hopelessness, stuck, trouble adjusting with life events, depression, anxiety and more. For you to be an ideal client and for the work I offer to work, it starts with you being motivated in putting in the work towards change.
(479) 847-2260 View (479) 847-2260
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Katherine Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
I am passionate about supporting all stages of life. I am a birth and death doula with years of experience in the medical field supporting people through grief, infant loss, medical trauma, new diagnoses or end of life care. I feel privileged to witness the vulnerability of the postpartum period and love supporting parents through normal ups and downs or postpartum depression and mood disorders. Other experience includes adoption and foster care, working with people living with HIV, people who use drugs and survivors of sexual violence. As a member of the LGBTQIA community, I proudly serve individuals and families of all identities.
I am passionate about supporting all stages of life. I am a birth and death doula with years of experience in the medical field supporting people through grief, infant loss, medical trauma, new diagnoses or end of life care. I feel privileged to witness the vulnerability of the postpartum period and love supporting parents through normal ups and downs or postpartum depression and mood disorders. Other experience includes adoption and foster care, working with people living with HIV, people who use drugs and survivors of sexual violence. As a member of the LGBTQIA community, I proudly serve individuals and families of all identities.
(479) 348-2243 View (479) 348-2243
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Aubree Rankin
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Welcome! Embarking on the journey of self-discovery and healing is a courageous step, and I'm here to walk beside you. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults navigating life transitions, family issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship challenges. I am trained in EMDR, which I use to guide clients in trauma processing and overcoming limiting thought patterns. I draw on my expertise in Emotionally Focused Therapy to facilitate emotional awareness, resolve attachment wounds, and nurture healthier relationships with self and others.
Welcome! Embarking on the journey of self-discovery and healing is a courageous step, and I'm here to walk beside you. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults navigating life transitions, family issues, anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship challenges. I am trained in EMDR, which I use to guide clients in trauma processing and overcoming limiting thought patterns. I draw on my expertise in Emotionally Focused Therapy to facilitate emotional awareness, resolve attachment wounds, and nurture healthier relationships with self and others.
(479) 342-2075 View (479) 342-2075

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Number of Therapists in Siloam Springs, AR

20+

Average cost per session

$149

Therapists in Siloam Springs, AR who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
95% Depression
95% Trauma and PTSD
86% Grief
81% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% Ambetter

How Therapists in Siloam Springs, AR see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Siloam Springs?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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