Therapists in Hillsboro, KS

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PathLight Alliance Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, KS 67063
Are you experiencing the strain and stress of unresolved issues/conflict? It may be a long-standing childhood trauma, a family problem or recent stressor. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, and feel lost in the maze of confusion as days, and weeks go by with no resolve. First sessions can begin immediate steps to slow down the anxiety and ease the pain. Problems can be an opportunity for growth and learning. Start here, each session may help you gain control by placing your issues in new perspective.
Are you experiencing the strain and stress of unresolved issues/conflict? It may be a long-standing childhood trauma, a family problem or recent stressor. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, and feel lost in the maze of confusion as days, and weeks go by with no resolve. First sessions can begin immediate steps to slow down the anxiety and ease the pain. Problems can be an opportunity for growth and learning. Start here, each session may help you gain control by placing your issues in new perspective.
(620) 213-4153 View (620) 213-4153
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Shauna B Vega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, KS 67063  (Online Only)
Everyone needs help navigating life's biggest challenges, regrets, losses, illnesses, and/or worries. Sometimes the support system we have been relying upon is just not enough to help us overcome our current frustrations. Anxiety and depression can seep in and take over without us even realizing how paralyzing it can be. Rejuvenate your sense of well-being and get back on track. You have taken the first encouraging step by reaching out to get more help in setting up your goals to a better well-being.
Everyone needs help navigating life's biggest challenges, regrets, losses, illnesses, and/or worries. Sometimes the support system we have been relying upon is just not enough to help us overcome our current frustrations. Anxiety and depression can seep in and take over without us even realizing how paralyzing it can be. Rejuvenate your sense of well-being and get back on track. You have taken the first encouraging step by reaching out to get more help in setting up your goals to a better well-being.
(785) 322-9483 View (785) 322-9483
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Central Kansas Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCPC, LCMFT, LSCSW, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsboro, KS 67063
Welcome to Central Kansas Counseling. We are a group of independent clinicians with two convenient locations in Hillsboro and Hesston. Our multidisciplinary team includes 10 licensed clinicians and two interns. We specialize in working with children ages 4 and up and we are ready to partner with you as you work towards living a fulfilling life. Call or email now to set up an appointment.
Welcome to Central Kansas Counseling. We are a group of independent clinicians with two convenient locations in Hillsboro and Hesston. Our multidisciplinary team includes 10 licensed clinicians and two interns. We specialize in working with children ages 4 and up and we are ready to partner with you as you work towards living a fulfilling life. Call or email now to set up an appointment.
(316) 854-1437 View (316) 854-1437

Online Therapists

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Lindsey Curtis-Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Junction City, KS 66441
Clients can expect a genuine therapeutic space for encouragement, healing, and clarity when coming to see me at Curtis-Baker Therapeutic Services, LLC. I am empathic yet direct, and offer a range of treatment modalities depending on the client's goals and needs. I have extensive experience working with clients in the LGBTQIA+ community including writing letters for HRT and gender confirmation surgeries, foster care and adoption cases, agency and court involvement, military service members, self-harm and suicidality, teenage behavioral issues, depression and anxiety, and domestic violence.
Clients can expect a genuine therapeutic space for encouragement, healing, and clarity when coming to see me at Curtis-Baker Therapeutic Services, LLC. I am empathic yet direct, and offer a range of treatment modalities depending on the client's goals and needs. I have extensive experience working with clients in the LGBTQIA+ community including writing letters for HRT and gender confirmation surgeries, foster care and adoption cases, agency and court involvement, military service members, self-harm and suicidality, teenage behavioral issues, depression and anxiety, and domestic violence.
(785) 310-3063 View (785) 310-3063
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Caroline Wade
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Emporia, KS 66801  (Online Only)
As someone seeking growth and healing, you are looking for a guide who can help you find balance, tap into your intuition, and bring your personal vision and desires to life. You’ve been feeling disconnected from your own essence or from others & are ready to explore the depths of self-discovery to strengthen your intimate relationships, reignite your passion, delve into your self-identity and sexuality, build your confidence, and have support on your journey. You believe in the transformative power of creative expression & are committed to placing as much value on your well-being as you do on others in your life.
As someone seeking growth and healing, you are looking for a guide who can help you find balance, tap into your intuition, and bring your personal vision and desires to life. You’ve been feeling disconnected from your own essence or from others & are ready to explore the depths of self-discovery to strengthen your intimate relationships, reignite your passion, delve into your self-identity and sexuality, build your confidence, and have support on your journey. You believe in the transformative power of creative expression & are committed to placing as much value on your well-being as you do on others in your life.
(785) 813-1881 View (785) 813-1881
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Krisha K Parmar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67208
My goal as a therapist is to empower my clients so that they may conquer both every day and long term goals. I combine multiple approaches and different activities for each client to create a unique experience for everyone. I push my clients to be their best through therapy and activities designed for outside of therapy. I want everyone to feel safe and encouraged to talk about their mental health concerns, no matter the size of their concern.
My goal as a therapist is to empower my clients so that they may conquer both every day and long term goals. I combine multiple approaches and different activities for each client to create a unique experience for everyone. I push my clients to be their best through therapy and activities designed for outside of therapy. I want everyone to feel safe and encouraged to talk about their mental health concerns, no matter the size of their concern.
(316) 333-3102 View (316) 333-3102
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Erika Warbinton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salina, KS 67401
Waitlist for new clients
People often seek therapy to explore ongoing problems and identify underlying, long-term dynamics that are contributing to life's struggles. It is my hope to help cultivate an environment where we can process real-life concerns using plain language and a pragmatic approach to help you get where you'd like to be. Seeking therapy, in part, is about connecting with someone who can understand you on an individual, human level and can aid in the process of exploring a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships, and your struggles. Through such processes, together we can cultivate the change you are looking for in your life.
People often seek therapy to explore ongoing problems and identify underlying, long-term dynamics that are contributing to life's struggles. It is my hope to help cultivate an environment where we can process real-life concerns using plain language and a pragmatic approach to help you get where you'd like to be. Seeking therapy, in part, is about connecting with someone who can understand you on an individual, human level and can aid in the process of exploring a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships, and your struggles. Through such processes, together we can cultivate the change you are looking for in your life.
(785) 367-3285 View (785) 367-3285
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Sharie R Quattlebaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67206
Life may be challenging during the best of times but throw life changing event into the mix and it may become overwhelming. My goal is to empower my clients by using the strengths they already possess, to learn better coping skills for life in general and their specific challenges in particular. I have 19+ years of experience working with adults and older adults, including moderating a Caregiver's Support group for 12+ years. I hope you will contact my office for an appointment with me; please specifiy Sharie Quattlebaum.
Life may be challenging during the best of times but throw life changing event into the mix and it may become overwhelming. My goal is to empower my clients by using the strengths they already possess, to learn better coping skills for life in general and their specific challenges in particular. I have 19+ years of experience working with adults and older adults, including moderating a Caregiver's Support group for 12+ years. I hope you will contact my office for an appointment with me; please specifiy Sharie Quattlebaum.
(316) 333-5705 View (316) 333-5705
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Hilary Cabrejos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67206
One of the bravest things to do, is to walk through the shadows, remove the masks and welcome in your true self. You being here, demonstrates your ability to do just this! Therapy, is not a one sided conversation with a therapist hidden behind a clipboard, but instead a collaborative process between two humans. And I promise, I am as real as it can get (all quirks included.) My goal is to provide you a space to retell your story, build new meanings and achieve the life changes you are hoping for. You do not have to do this alone.
One of the bravest things to do, is to walk through the shadows, remove the masks and welcome in your true self. You being here, demonstrates your ability to do just this! Therapy, is not a one sided conversation with a therapist hidden behind a clipboard, but instead a collaborative process between two humans. And I promise, I am as real as it can get (all quirks included.) My goal is to provide you a space to retell your story, build new meanings and achieve the life changes you are hoping for. You do not have to do this alone.
(316) 348-4428 View (316) 348-4428
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Daniel Steinberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67202  (Online Only)
“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.” -John A. Shedd. Is PTSD or anxiety costing you more and more every day? Has avoidance of distress become your focus, rather than your family, friends, or goals? Are you finding yourself struggling to engage and be present in your own life? If any of these sound like you, are you ready to try something different?
“A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.” -John A. Shedd. Is PTSD or anxiety costing you more and more every day? Has avoidance of distress become your focus, rather than your family, friends, or goals? Are you finding yourself struggling to engage and be present in your own life? If any of these sound like you, are you ready to try something different?
(210) 791-6268 View (210) 791-6268
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Bre Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67206
I believe you have taken the first step of your journey towards self-healing by pursuing a therapist. I am here to support you on your journey towards improved mental and emotional well-being. In our session, you can expect a collaborative approach with the use of empowerment, solution based therapy and strength-based approach. I will guide you by utilizing your own strengths and assets as you start to heal on your own struggles and improve quality of life. Your experiences, values, and perspectives are incredibly important in your therapeutic journey of self-discovery.
I believe you have taken the first step of your journey towards self-healing by pursuing a therapist. I am here to support you on your journey towards improved mental and emotional well-being. In our session, you can expect a collaborative approach with the use of empowerment, solution based therapy and strength-based approach. I will guide you by utilizing your own strengths and assets as you start to heal on your own struggles and improve quality of life. Your experiences, values, and perspectives are incredibly important in your therapeutic journey of self-discovery.
(316) 999-4572 View (316) 999-4572
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Tracie Schardein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Abilene, KS 67410
For many of us, asking for help is a challenge. We're used to being the helpers. We tell ourselves a million reasons why we don't need help-I should just get over this/I'm fine/it's not that bad/I just need to be patient/let's wait-and-see, and time passes, but not the worries/concerns.
For many of us, asking for help is a challenge. We're used to being the helpers. We tell ourselves a million reasons why we don't need help-I should just get over this/I'm fine/it's not that bad/I just need to be patient/let's wait-and-see, and time passes, but not the worries/concerns.
(785) 301-1646 View (785) 301-1646
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Michelle Oliphant, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67218
You are safe here! I'm open to everyone, agnostic, spiritual, or other. I am an ally for the LGBTQIA community. I enjoy working with those who struggle with childhood traumas and attachments that would like to find peace within themselves.
You are safe here! I'm open to everyone, agnostic, spiritual, or other. I am an ally for the LGBTQIA community. I enjoy working with those who struggle with childhood traumas and attachments that would like to find peace within themselves.
(316) 453-2109 View (316) 453-2109
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Bryan Beaty
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
Hi! I’m Bryan. My hope is to provide clients with a supportive and safe environment where they feel comfortable to explore and understand thoughts and feelings that may arise through life. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-worth, life changes, and trauma. You may be handling these difficulties in ways that are not satisfying or that impact your relationships. Whether you are a teenager struggling to make meaningful relationships, a young adult starting with new changes in life, or a survivor of trauma looking for a safe place to heal, I am here to help.
Hi! I’m Bryan. My hope is to provide clients with a supportive and safe environment where they feel comfortable to explore and understand thoughts and feelings that may arise through life. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-worth, life changes, and trauma. You may be handling these difficulties in ways that are not satisfying or that impact your relationships. Whether you are a teenager struggling to make meaningful relationships, a young adult starting with new changes in life, or a survivor of trauma looking for a safe place to heal, I am here to help.
(785) 264-5850 View (785) 264-5850
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Kathi Hachmeister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
Work stress & conflict in relationships are common issues people struggle with, often leading to feeling overwhelmed & stressed out. If you would like to learn effective ways to deal with stressful situations, I would like to help. I am available to assist you in seeking new ways to cope with difficult situations & uncomfortable feelings to improve your quality of life. I enjoy working with all ages. I have experience in a school setting, mental health center & social service agencies. if you're ready for change, I provide guidance in an environment of support & encouragement. Call or text for an appointment.
Work stress & conflict in relationships are common issues people struggle with, often leading to feeling overwhelmed & stressed out. If you would like to learn effective ways to deal with stressful situations, I would like to help. I am available to assist you in seeking new ways to cope with difficult situations & uncomfortable feelings to improve your quality of life. I enjoy working with all ages. I have experience in a school setting, mental health center & social service agencies. if you're ready for change, I provide guidance in an environment of support & encouragement. Call or text for an appointment.
(785) 465-4830 View (785) 465-4830
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Wendy Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT, RN
Verified Verified
Andover, KS 67002  (Online Only)
Whether you are dealing with general life challenges or issues specifically related to being a woman, I can help. My goal is to help women become empowered. I believe we can change how we live by changing how we think. We can change our negative self-thoughts and unhealthy behaviors, learn how to express ourselves in an assertive way and set healthy boundaries, overcome trauma and move from surviving to thriving, change how we relate to others and improve our relationships, improve our body image, make healthy choices, learn how to manage/overcome anxiety or depression or anything else that is keeping us from reaching our potential.
Whether you are dealing with general life challenges or issues specifically related to being a woman, I can help. My goal is to help women become empowered. I believe we can change how we live by changing how we think. We can change our negative self-thoughts and unhealthy behaviors, learn how to express ourselves in an assertive way and set healthy boundaries, overcome trauma and move from surviving to thriving, change how we relate to others and improve our relationships, improve our body image, make healthy choices, learn how to manage/overcome anxiety or depression or anything else that is keeping us from reaching our potential.
(316) 351-8252 View (316) 351-8252
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Patricia D. Riley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67203
Serving adults/couples/youth/families. I have experience working with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma/nightmares, abuse/neglect, grief/loss, relationships/divorce/pre-marital, parenting, co-parenting. I help clients as they learn to effectively cope with health problems/chronic pain/illness/disease/cancer, clients wanting to build their confidence/self-esteem/self-worth, manage stress, set goals, and much more! I strive to provide clients with a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere in which I creatively adapt my approach to help each individual find success in personal growth and quality of life.
Serving adults/couples/youth/families. I have experience working with those who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma/nightmares, abuse/neglect, grief/loss, relationships/divorce/pre-marital, parenting, co-parenting. I help clients as they learn to effectively cope with health problems/chronic pain/illness/disease/cancer, clients wanting to build their confidence/self-esteem/self-worth, manage stress, set goals, and much more! I strive to provide clients with a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere in which I creatively adapt my approach to help each individual find success in personal growth and quality of life.
(316) 313-4937 View (316) 313-4937
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Michelle Drake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67205
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who just need a little "tune up", need long term assistance, or something in between. Are you experiencing grief from the death of a loved one or abandonment, feeling anxious and out of control, struggling with past or current trauma, want to improve the quality of your relationships, or just want to feel happier? I use evidence based practices tailored to you to help work through your needs. I have a conversational style and like to develop goals together to enhance our work outside of sessions.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who just need a little "tune up", need long term assistance, or something in between. Are you experiencing grief from the death of a loved one or abandonment, feeling anxious and out of control, struggling with past or current trauma, want to improve the quality of your relationships, or just want to feel happier? I use evidence based practices tailored to you to help work through your needs. I have a conversational style and like to develop goals together to enhance our work outside of sessions.
(316) 799-0330 View (316) 799-0330
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Sylvia K Schmidt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67203  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 28 years of experience working with children, adults and families to enhance relationships and personal well-being. I enjoy working with youth and adults and use a client-centered approach to address anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral issues. I also like to work with parents who may be struggling with their children's behavior. The relationships we have with our own parents whether we are adults or kids has a great impact on how we see and interact with the world; understanding these relationships can go a long way in understanding ourselves.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 28 years of experience working with children, adults and families to enhance relationships and personal well-being. I enjoy working with youth and adults and use a client-centered approach to address anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral issues. I also like to work with parents who may be struggling with their children's behavior. The relationships we have with our own parents whether we are adults or kids has a great impact on how we see and interact with the world; understanding these relationships can go a long way in understanding ourselves.
(316) 669-5835 View (316) 669-5835
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Kathleen 'Kathy' Susan Schwinghammer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67226
Feeling overwhelmed and struggling to get through the day? Do you have trouble with relationships? Kathy provides the tools to access and find solutions. Kathy offers an open non-judgmental environment and treatment. She is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience in various treatment settings. She has experience treating bipolar disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders, LGBTQ+, ADHD, grief and loss, marital and relationship issues, PTSD, and Developmental Disorders. She is both experienced and caring.
Feeling overwhelmed and struggling to get through the day? Do you have trouble with relationships? Kathy provides the tools to access and find solutions. Kathy offers an open non-judgmental environment and treatment. She is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience in various treatment settings. She has experience treating bipolar disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders, LGBTQ+, ADHD, grief and loss, marital and relationship issues, PTSD, and Developmental Disorders. She is both experienced and caring.
(316) 835-0896 View (316) 835-0896

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Number of Therapists in Hillsboro, KS

< 10

Therapists in Hillsboro, KS who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Life Coaching
100% Behavioral Issues
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Medicaid

How Therapists in Hillsboro, KS see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hillsboro?

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.