Therapists in Baton Rouge, LA

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Jessica Golden Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Helping and problem solving are my passion. I became a Social Worker so I could do just that. My goal is to work with my clients as a team so together we can tackle whatever issues they want to work on. I specialize in anxiety disorders, adolescents and young adults, working with parents and children on behavioral problems, ADHD, family communication issues, depression, and more.
Helping and problem solving are my passion. I became a Social Worker so I could do just that. My goal is to work with my clients as a team so together we can tackle whatever issues they want to work on. I specialize in anxiety disorders, adolescents and young adults, working with parents and children on behavioral problems, ADHD, family communication issues, depression, and more.
(225) 465-0727 View (225) 465-0727
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Courtney Robert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Not accepting new clients
My aim as a therapist is to work with you to build an environment where you feel comfortable enough to come and explore ways to work towards the life you want to see yourself living. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds who are looking to gain understanding about their own reactions and responses to the stressors in their lives, and who are looking for support in walking through the various challenges that life can bring. I am excited to work with individuals who are looking to learn more about ways to better manage issues with stress, anxiety, depression, chronic disease, and ultimately better care for themselves.
My aim as a therapist is to work with you to build an environment where you feel comfortable enough to come and explore ways to work towards the life you want to see yourself living. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds who are looking to gain understanding about their own reactions and responses to the stressors in their lives, and who are looking for support in walking through the various challenges that life can bring. I am excited to work with individuals who are looking to learn more about ways to better manage issues with stress, anxiety, depression, chronic disease, and ultimately better care for themselves.
(225) 460-4466 View (225) 460-4466
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Gidget Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My clinical experience has been working with children and adolescents, providing individual, family, and play therapy. I also have extensive experience and specialized training in working with young children (zero to five). My clinical focus with children supports my belief that by fostering healthy social and emotional development and strengthening child-caregiver relationships, clients can and will begin to experience positive change.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My clinical experience has been working with children and adolescents, providing individual, family, and play therapy. I also have extensive experience and specialized training in working with young children (zero to five). My clinical focus with children supports my belief that by fostering healthy social and emotional development and strengthening child-caregiver relationships, clients can and will begin to experience positive change.
(225) 351-9908 View (225) 351-9908
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Haylea Ewing
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70820  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I see you as the pilot of your own life, and I am here as your copilot, supporting and guiding you through the ups and downs. The foundation of our work together is the therapeutic relationship. I believe this is the most important aspect of counseling.
Hello and welcome! I see you as the pilot of your own life, and I am here as your copilot, supporting and guiding you through the ups and downs. The foundation of our work together is the therapeutic relationship. I believe this is the most important aspect of counseling.
(225) 269-5881 View (225) 269-5881
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Amelia Julien
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
My name Is Amelia. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Louisiana. My approach to therapy very person centered, as I focus on what goals the person would want to achieve and assist making the plan to achieve them. I am skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motional interviewing, DBT therapy, solution focused therapy, and positive psychology. Due to the nature of mental health disorders, I work with, I would say my approach to therapy is basically helping you get through life as life continues to occur. I assist those who suffer within relationships, with anxiety, depression, stress, life!
My name Is Amelia. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Louisiana. My approach to therapy very person centered, as I focus on what goals the person would want to achieve and assist making the plan to achieve them. I am skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motional interviewing, DBT therapy, solution focused therapy, and positive psychology. Due to the nature of mental health disorders, I work with, I would say my approach to therapy is basically helping you get through life as life continues to occur. I assist those who suffer within relationships, with anxiety, depression, stress, life!
(225) 562-8401 View (225) 562-8401
John Otzenberger
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
John Otzenberger, Psy. D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with almost 30 years of experience working with a variety of populations, including children (ages 10 and older), adolescents and adults. Most recently, Dr. Otzenberger served as the Director of Mental Health Services at the LSU Student Health Center, overseeing a team of clinicians that provides psychological care for more than 32,000 students. As a trained Adlerian psychologist, Dr. Otzenberger’s goal is to help clients develop a sense of social connection through the positive development of relationships within family, school, work, and community.
John Otzenberger, Psy. D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with almost 30 years of experience working with a variety of populations, including children (ages 10 and older), adolescents and adults. Most recently, Dr. Otzenberger served as the Director of Mental Health Services at the LSU Student Health Center, overseeing a team of clinicians that provides psychological care for more than 32,000 students. As a trained Adlerian psychologist, Dr. Otzenberger’s goal is to help clients develop a sense of social connection through the positive development of relationships within family, school, work, and community.
(225) 269-5324 View (225) 269-5324
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Martha Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Are you struggling with Anxiety, overwhelm, burnout or compassion fatigue? I would be honored to support you. Are you having trouble setting boundaries? Difficulty saying no or asking for what you need without feelings of guilt? I am here for you. Are you needing a space to regroup so that you can regain perspective to make important life changes? Change can be spectacular, and also bring with it stress or doubt— don’t hesitate to seek support as you work to make your goals a reality. I love to assist Caregivers, Helpers, and Parents who seek greater balance between self and others in Individual and Group.
Are you struggling with Anxiety, overwhelm, burnout or compassion fatigue? I would be honored to support you. Are you having trouble setting boundaries? Difficulty saying no or asking for what you need without feelings of guilt? I am here for you. Are you needing a space to regroup so that you can regain perspective to make important life changes? Change can be spectacular, and also bring with it stress or doubt— don’t hesitate to seek support as you work to make your goals a reality. I love to assist Caregivers, Helpers, and Parents who seek greater balance between self and others in Individual and Group.
(225) 800-4655 View (225) 800-4655
Transitional Hypnosis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, CCM
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70809  (Online Only)
My 40 years of experience in behavioral health, combined with my extensive skills in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, allow me to offer a unique and exciting approach to addressing trauma. Hypnotherapy is uniquely able to address all types of trauma. We do this in a safe, secure, private, individualized, and accepting environment. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy have now established decades of proven results for almost any behavioral problem and even many physical challenges.
My 40 years of experience in behavioral health, combined with my extensive skills in hypnosis and hypnotherapy, allow me to offer a unique and exciting approach to addressing trauma. Hypnotherapy is uniquely able to address all types of trauma. We do this in a safe, secure, private, individualized, and accepting environment. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy have now established decades of proven results for almost any behavioral problem and even many physical challenges.
(225) 725-1567 View (225) 725-1567
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Christine Ackermann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! Every individual deserves to live their truth and be their most authentic self, and I want to help you do the same. My approach to therapy is an eclectic and flexible mix of strength-based, mindful, and trauma-informed processes. Sessions are tailored to your specific needs and goals, and I practice with gender identity affirmation and inclusivity. I look forward to assisting you in developing the coping skills, tools and confidence to deal with whatever life throws at you.
Welcome! Every individual deserves to live their truth and be their most authentic self, and I want to help you do the same. My approach to therapy is an eclectic and flexible mix of strength-based, mindful, and trauma-informed processes. Sessions are tailored to your specific needs and goals, and I practice with gender identity affirmation and inclusivity. I look forward to assisting you in developing the coping skills, tools and confidence to deal with whatever life throws at you.
(225) 243-1702 View (225) 243-1702
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Brenda Durbin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70810  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be"( Lao Tzu). Life transitions are a constant thread in our lives, and sometimes a person needs a little guidance to help them make the transition and evolve from their efforts. As a social worker for more than 24 years, my clinical practice has enabled me to work with a diverse group of people representing all ages and stages of their lives and careers. I have appreciated helping each one with their challenges as they worked through their changes to evolve to their next stage of life.
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be"( Lao Tzu). Life transitions are a constant thread in our lives, and sometimes a person needs a little guidance to help them make the transition and evolve from their efforts. As a social worker for more than 24 years, my clinical practice has enabled me to work with a diverse group of people representing all ages and stages of their lives and careers. I have appreciated helping each one with their challenges as they worked through their changes to evolve to their next stage of life.
Judy O. Holland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 30+ years of experience. I work with individuals who have complicated histories and current complex situations. If permitted, I will walk beside you in your healing process, offering education, direction, encouragement, & support. Many come into therapy feeling misunderstood, overwhelmed and alone. I aim to develop a trusting relationship & provide safety which is critical to recovery. My typical client is a person with one or more addictions and/or PTSD symptoms & reactions, depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, etc.; any combination may or may not have been diagnosed at time of entry.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with 30+ years of experience. I work with individuals who have complicated histories and current complex situations. If permitted, I will walk beside you in your healing process, offering education, direction, encouragement, & support. Many come into therapy feeling misunderstood, overwhelmed and alone. I aim to develop a trusting relationship & provide safety which is critical to recovery. My typical client is a person with one or more addictions and/or PTSD symptoms & reactions, depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, etc.; any combination may or may not have been diagnosed at time of entry.
(225) 263-3695 View (225) 263-3695
Photo of Anita Lopez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Baton Rouge, LA
Anita Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
It is an honor to walk with individuals through their most difficult, anxiety provoking and painful times in life- in a safe, non-judgmental, and non-biased atmosphere. My goal is to collaboratively identify personal strengths, extract meaning, utilize effective coping skills, and develop a new understanding of self, in order to help you get the most out of life. The therapeutic alliance is built on trust, immediacy, and honest, open communication. Even if the process is new to you - if you are ready to honestly face your life circumstances, fears, anxieties, and choices - I am ready to assist you.
It is an honor to walk with individuals through their most difficult, anxiety provoking and painful times in life- in a safe, non-judgmental, and non-biased atmosphere. My goal is to collaboratively identify personal strengths, extract meaning, utilize effective coping skills, and develop a new understanding of self, in order to help you get the most out of life. The therapeutic alliance is built on trust, immediacy, and honest, open communication. Even if the process is new to you - if you are ready to honestly face your life circumstances, fears, anxieties, and choices - I am ready to assist you.
(225) 240-1551 View (225) 240-1551
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Misty Humble
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Misty Humble is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with years of experience. She specializes in helping clients who are struggling with family conflict, infidelity, life transitions, relationships, and sexual issues. Misty earned her degree in Psychology and Sociology from Louisiana State University and a Master's degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University.
Misty Humble is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with years of experience. She specializes in helping clients who are struggling with family conflict, infidelity, life transitions, relationships, and sexual issues. Misty earned her degree in Psychology and Sociology from Louisiana State University and a Master's degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University.
(225) 380-3318 View (225) 380-3318
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Erich Duchmann
Psychologist, PhD, MP
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70810  (Online Only)
I am the co-owner of Family Therapy Clinic of Louisiana, LLC. I have over 28 years of clinical experience, providing a variety of services including psychological assessment, cognitive-behavioral treatments, and medication management. Although I treat a number of clinical conditions, I specialize in working with anxiety-based disorders including OCD, PTSD, and performance anxiety issues. I have worked with hundreds of athletes, and provided psychological services for LSU's Athletic Department over a period of 17 years. I am also licensed as a Medical Psychologist and manage medications for a variety of treatment issues.
I am the co-owner of Family Therapy Clinic of Louisiana, LLC. I have over 28 years of clinical experience, providing a variety of services including psychological assessment, cognitive-behavioral treatments, and medication management. Although I treat a number of clinical conditions, I specialize in working with anxiety-based disorders including OCD, PTSD, and performance anxiety issues. I have worked with hundreds of athletes, and provided psychological services for LSU's Athletic Department over a period of 17 years. I am also licensed as a Medical Psychologist and manage medications for a variety of treatment issues.
(225) 292-0155 View (225) 292-0155
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Kathy Norakate Vilas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
I have limited availability for new clients. Let’s start with a chat to see how I can help you move forward to a brighter future. If you are experiencing the feelings of loss, pain, grief or a life transition, I can assist you in moving forward. It’s been my privilege to help people work thru some of the most difficult times of their lives, times of heartache, inconsolable grief, being overwhelmed, or reeling from a tragedy and don’t know where to turn. My clients are from every walk of life whose lives have been turned upside down - maybe from the loss of a loved one, a tragedy, or an unexpected ending.
I have limited availability for new clients. Let’s start with a chat to see how I can help you move forward to a brighter future. If you are experiencing the feelings of loss, pain, grief or a life transition, I can assist you in moving forward. It’s been my privilege to help people work thru some of the most difficult times of their lives, times of heartache, inconsolable grief, being overwhelmed, or reeling from a tragedy and don’t know where to turn. My clients are from every walk of life whose lives have been turned upside down - maybe from the loss of a loved one, a tragedy, or an unexpected ending.
(225) 398-3234 x2 View (225) 398-3234 x2
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Floyd Heurtin Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Not accepting new clients
For personal and professional reasons my clinical practice is currently closed for the foreseeable future. I will continue to be accessible by telephone for those wishing to contact me. In the past, I have asked people to spend a few minutes writing down what they wish to accomplish prior to engaging in an activity. Two or three goal statements are sufficient. Experience and research have shown that this method is most effective when the goals are specific and measurable. It is my hope that this will provide a clear sense of direction.
For personal and professional reasons my clinical practice is currently closed for the foreseeable future. I will continue to be accessible by telephone for those wishing to contact me. In the past, I have asked people to spend a few minutes writing down what they wish to accomplish prior to engaging in an activity. Two or three goal statements are sufficient. Experience and research have shown that this method is most effective when the goals are specific and measurable. It is my hope that this will provide a clear sense of direction.
(225) 627-8489 View (225) 627-8489
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April Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CRC, ATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70816  (Online Only)
Are you currently experiencing stress? Feeling unseen, unheard or just having difficulty managing daily life? In practice, I strive to help adolescents & young adults navigate through life's transitions and explore unresolved feelings. I believe everyone has their own story that contributes to what they are currently experiencing. I intend to foster a safe space for that story to be told, gain insight on the impact of those experiences and work towards a new and fulfilling present.
Are you currently experiencing stress? Feeling unseen, unheard or just having difficulty managing daily life? In practice, I strive to help adolescents & young adults navigate through life's transitions and explore unresolved feelings. I believe everyone has their own story that contributes to what they are currently experiencing. I intend to foster a safe space for that story to be told, gain insight on the impact of those experiences and work towards a new and fulfilling present.
(337) 628-8250 View (337) 628-8250
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Victoria Young
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCTP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Has motherhood bombarded you with emotions that reflect depression, anxiety, feeling trapped between crippling thoughts of uncertainty, shame, guilt, hopeless, or feeling overwhelmed with the common realities that new moms experience? Life with a new baby changes everything, and for most your days are startled by the arrival of doubt and fears that may replace the love in your heart. Societal stigma convey that mothers should conceal their alarming thoughts. I am here to tell you 'Good Mothers' have these thoughts, and that all mothers may not feel good about being mothers all the time.
Has motherhood bombarded you with emotions that reflect depression, anxiety, feeling trapped between crippling thoughts of uncertainty, shame, guilt, hopeless, or feeling overwhelmed with the common realities that new moms experience? Life with a new baby changes everything, and for most your days are startled by the arrival of doubt and fears that may replace the love in your heart. Societal stigma convey that mothers should conceal their alarming thoughts. I am here to tell you 'Good Mothers' have these thoughts, and that all mothers may not feel good about being mothers all the time.
(225) 425-5473 View (225) 425-5473
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Elayna O’Connor- Morris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC-S, NCC , CAMS-II
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70816  (Online Only)
In my role as a Licensed Professional Counselor, my primary objective is to support clients in achieving their highest level of psychosocial well-being. This involves addressing negative patterns, preventing future issues, facilitating rehabilitation, and enhancing the overall quality of life. As a professional counselor, I guide individuals in identifying their goals and exploring potential solutions to challenges that may be causing emotional distress. I strive to enhance communication and coping skills, bolster self-esteem, and foster behavior change to promote optimal mental health.
In my role as a Licensed Professional Counselor, my primary objective is to support clients in achieving their highest level of psychosocial well-being. This involves addressing negative patterns, preventing future issues, facilitating rehabilitation, and enhancing the overall quality of life. As a professional counselor, I guide individuals in identifying their goals and exploring potential solutions to challenges that may be causing emotional distress. I strive to enhance communication and coping skills, bolster self-esteem, and foster behavior change to promote optimal mental health.
(225) 351-1788 View (225) 351-1788
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Jason Crooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, mood, and personality disorders. I have experience working with individuals and couples and I also enjoy working with families. My goal is to provide the space, tools, and insight needed to help you begin and maintain emotional healing.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, mood, and personality disorders. I have experience working with individuals and couples and I also enjoy working with families. My goal is to provide the space, tools, and insight needed to help you begin and maintain emotional healing.
(225) 384-5748 View (225) 384-5748

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Baton Rouge, LA

500+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Baton Rouge, LA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Coping Skills
76% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
72% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Aetna

How Therapists in Baton Rouge, LA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Baton Rouge?

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.