Therapists in Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT

Photo of Kali Neumeister, LCPC, LAC, NCC, MA, Counselor
Kali Neumeister
Counselor, LCPC, LAC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59804
Having a safe and supportive place to explore one's story can lead to wellness, healing and growth. I practice from a holistic, integrated approach regarding mental health and/or substance use issues, understanding that increasing mental health and healing also can help clients manage triggers and cravings to use alcohol and/or drugs that have led to problems or have complicated their lives. I also understand that each individual is unique, and it is crucial as a therapist to use flexibility, understanding and active listening to work together on treatment goals that will work best for each client.
Having a safe and supportive place to explore one's story can lead to wellness, healing and growth. I practice from a holistic, integrated approach regarding mental health and/or substance use issues, understanding that increasing mental health and healing also can help clients manage triggers and cravings to use alcohol and/or drugs that have led to problems or have complicated their lives. I also understand that each individual is unique, and it is crucial as a therapist to use flexibility, understanding and active listening to work together on treatment goals that will work best for each client.
(406) 413-9953 View (406) 413-9953
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Linda Yearous
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59801
Past experiences can often leave a person feeling mentally, emotionally, and physically dysregulated. I help clients increase awareness of how their present mind-body experience can be rooted in the past. I work collaboratively to honor the wisdom of this past experience, while moving toward a more embodied way of living in the present moment.
Past experiences can often leave a person feeling mentally, emotionally, and physically dysregulated. I help clients increase awareness of how their present mind-body experience can be rooted in the past. I work collaboratively to honor the wisdom of this past experience, while moving toward a more embodied way of living in the present moment.
(406) 510-3058 View (406) 510-3058
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Travis W Stratford
Counselor, MD, MA, NCC, PCLC
Not Verified Not Verified
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59804
Is your relationship struggling with communication, intimacy or emotional connection? Do medical challenges leave you feeling stressed or anxious? Are you wrestling with emotional or physical pain?  If so, I am here to help you accomplish your mental health, relationship, and life goals. I can assist you in navigating challenges such as chronic pain, learning to accept change, and learning to move forward in life with a positive attitude. In addition to individual therapy, I specialize in couples therapy and marriage counseling. Let's work together to resolve relationship difficulties, cope with negative emotions and thrive.
Is your relationship struggling with communication, intimacy or emotional connection? Do medical challenges leave you feeling stressed or anxious? Are you wrestling with emotional or physical pain?  If so, I am here to help you accomplish your mental health, relationship, and life goals. I can assist you in navigating challenges such as chronic pain, learning to accept change, and learning to move forward in life with a positive attitude. In addition to individual therapy, I specialize in couples therapy and marriage counseling. Let's work together to resolve relationship difficulties, cope with negative emotions and thrive.
(406) 510-2465 View (406) 510-2465
Montana Center for Somatic Psychotherapy
Counselor, LCPC, LCSW, SWLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59801
Life can feel a bit too much at times. Here at Montana Center for Somatic Psychotherapy we can offer our presence to help you slow down, reconnect with your body, your feelings, and what you want to believe about yourself. We can help you work through the patterns physically and in relationships where you feel pain and that hold you back from the life you want to live. We work with Trauma and PTSD, Attachment and Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Family issues, and a longing to connect with something much bigger than yourself.
Life can feel a bit too much at times. Here at Montana Center for Somatic Psychotherapy we can offer our presence to help you slow down, reconnect with your body, your feelings, and what you want to believe about yourself. We can help you work through the patterns physically and in relationships where you feel pain and that hold you back from the life you want to live. We work with Trauma and PTSD, Attachment and Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Family issues, and a longing to connect with something much bigger than yourself.
(406) 412-2502 View (406) 412-2502
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Michelle Huyck
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PCLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59804
I have experience working with clients who are navigating chronic pain, chronic illness, physical disabilities, addiction, grief, loss, religious trauma, ADHD, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. I value learning from my clients and provide psychoeducation to build upon strengths that you already have.
I have experience working with clients who are navigating chronic pain, chronic illness, physical disabilities, addiction, grief, loss, religious trauma, ADHD, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. I value learning from my clients and provide psychoeducation to build upon strengths that you already have.
(406) 631-3498 View (406) 631-3498
Photo of Keeley McFall, SWLC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Keeley McFall
Pre-Licensed Professional, SWLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59801
Through connection, authenticity, and presence in the here and now we can begin to create more spaciousness in our experience, bit by bit. Whatever brings you to this search, know that you don't have to face it alone. I draw on a variety of approaches such as somatic awareness, mindfulness, attachment, and parts work. Together we will develop a therapeutic plan that aligns with your unique values and goals.
Through connection, authenticity, and presence in the here and now we can begin to create more spaciousness in our experience, bit by bit. Whatever brings you to this search, know that you don't have to face it alone. I draw on a variety of approaches such as somatic awareness, mindfulness, attachment, and parts work. Together we will develop a therapeutic plan that aligns with your unique values and goals.
(406) 204-5874 View (406) 204-5874
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Jack L Cowden
Counselor, MA, PCLC
Verified Verified
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59804
Counseling can help us understand our experiences and relationships, work towards specific goals, address symptoms, and manage diagnoses. Counseling can also at times go beyond any narrow definition or focus. It can be for anyone who is interested in what could arise from this radically open yet controlled and limited relationship and opportunity. I think of wellbeing as something that is defined by the client—by their values, relationships, history, desires, contexts, and more—and whatever their unique experiences and concerns, I approach counseling as a process that combines pragmatism with openness, kindness and encouragement.
Counseling can help us understand our experiences and relationships, work towards specific goals, address symptoms, and manage diagnoses. Counseling can also at times go beyond any narrow definition or focus. It can be for anyone who is interested in what could arise from this radically open yet controlled and limited relationship and opportunity. I think of wellbeing as something that is defined by the client—by their values, relationships, history, desires, contexts, and more—and whatever their unique experiences and concerns, I approach counseling as a process that combines pragmatism with openness, kindness and encouragement.
(406) 637-7562 View (406) 637-7562
Photo of Whitney Miller, MA, PCLC, NCC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Whitney Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PCLC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59801
I believe that therapy is one opportunity and space you can use to add to your tools for healing and growth. My approach to this work is based in relationship with you, building a strong sense of care, connection, humor, and insight. My hope in our time together is that I can support you as you create a life that feels aligned with your values and integrates the many parts of yourself.
I believe that therapy is one opportunity and space you can use to add to your tools for healing and growth. My approach to this work is based in relationship with you, building a strong sense of care, connection, humor, and insight. My hope in our time together is that I can support you as you create a life that feels aligned with your values and integrates the many parts of yourself.
(406) 729-6661 View (406) 729-6661
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Vasa Parsons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59801
Trying to navigate life today is challenging. Having someone to talk to may be the first step. Thank you for taking time to read this. My name is Vasa Parsons-Mecham, and I am part of the Missoula community. Wearing a variety of hats, I have worked with individuals and families for the past 30+ years. I draw on a variety of methods that include sensorimotor psychotherapy (somatic work), collaboration, cognitive behavior therapy, and strengths based. Therapy, like life, is not a one size fits all. By taking the time to listen to you, I can better hear and assess.
Trying to navigate life today is challenging. Having someone to talk to may be the first step. Thank you for taking time to read this. My name is Vasa Parsons-Mecham, and I am part of the Missoula community. Wearing a variety of hats, I have worked with individuals and families for the past 30+ years. I draw on a variety of methods that include sensorimotor psychotherapy (somatic work), collaboration, cognitive behavior therapy, and strengths based. Therapy, like life, is not a one size fits all. By taking the time to listen to you, I can better hear and assess.
(406) 641-7199 View (406) 641-7199
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Meadowlark Counseling & Neurofeedback
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59804
Meadowlark Counseling and Neurofeedback is a group of Clinical Social Workers who provide quality care. We assist clients by providing psychotherapy and neurofeedback for all ages and a variety of struggles. Let us help connect you with one of our providers who meets your needs and goals. Our current providers include: Melissa Clater, LCSW - Aaron Anciaux, LAC, LCSW - Paige Furniss, SWLC - Nathan Stahley, SWLC - Claire Compton, SWLC - Sarah Butts, SWLC. Please visit our website at www.meadowlarkcounselingmt.com to learn more.
Meadowlark Counseling and Neurofeedback is a group of Clinical Social Workers who provide quality care. We assist clients by providing psychotherapy and neurofeedback for all ages and a variety of struggles. Let us help connect you with one of our providers who meets your needs and goals. Our current providers include: Melissa Clater, LCSW - Aaron Anciaux, LAC, LCSW - Paige Furniss, SWLC - Nathan Stahley, SWLC - Claire Compton, SWLC - Sarah Butts, SWLC. Please visit our website at www.meadowlarkcounselingmt.com to learn more.
(406) 296-6562 View (406) 296-6562
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Maureen Eloise Cordial
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCPC
Verified Verified
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59801
Discover how therapy can enlighten your outlook on life and aid in the discovery of your best self. It is my goal is to create a safe and open environment for couples, individuals, families, and athletes to explore and conquer the many challenges life often brings. Some of the common issues I work with clients on include relationship challenges, trauma, couples and marital counseling, performance enhancement for athletes, life transitions (e.g. marriage, new baby, retirement, empty nest), self-empowerment, and increasing confidence. You do not need to walk this journey alone.
Discover how therapy can enlighten your outlook on life and aid in the discovery of your best self. It is my goal is to create a safe and open environment for couples, individuals, families, and athletes to explore and conquer the many challenges life often brings. Some of the common issues I work with clients on include relationship challenges, trauma, couples and marital counseling, performance enhancement for athletes, life transitions (e.g. marriage, new baby, retirement, empty nest), self-empowerment, and increasing confidence. You do not need to walk this journey alone.
(406) 299-9129 View (406) 299-9129
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Dr. Kelsey Gilleon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59801  (Online Only)
In my role as a psychologist, I work closely with individuals grappling with various challenges that are impacting their well-being, relationships, and overall functioning. I practice with the belief that therapy is a collaborative journey towards healing, insight, and meaningful change. Together, we delve into the roots of distress, uncovering patterns in thinking, feeling, and behaving that perpetuate it. We also address barriers to change and devise practical steps for lasting relief. Through this process, individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves, fostering confidence, security, and meaningful connections.
In my role as a psychologist, I work closely with individuals grappling with various challenges that are impacting their well-being, relationships, and overall functioning. I practice with the belief that therapy is a collaborative journey towards healing, insight, and meaningful change. Together, we delve into the roots of distress, uncovering patterns in thinking, feeling, and behaving that perpetuate it. We also address barriers to change and devise practical steps for lasting relief. Through this process, individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves, fostering confidence, security, and meaningful connections.
(406) 771-6717 View (406) 771-6717
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Julie Ballew, LCPC, LLC
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59804
Unfortunately, I am not able to accept additional Medicaid clients at this time. I ardently believe in our capacity as human beings to experience healing. I see my role as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor to partner and walk with my clients while they tap into their resiliency to make positive changes in their lives. Counseling is a unique relationship that provides a safe space for the exploration of thoughts, feelings, behaviors, values, beliefs, relationships, challenges and solutions. I believe that you are the expert on you and that I can work with you to fulfill your counseling goal(s).
Unfortunately, I am not able to accept additional Medicaid clients at this time. I ardently believe in our capacity as human beings to experience healing. I see my role as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor to partner and walk with my clients while they tap into their resiliency to make positive changes in their lives. Counseling is a unique relationship that provides a safe space for the exploration of thoughts, feelings, behaviors, values, beliefs, relationships, challenges and solutions. I believe that you are the expert on you and that I can work with you to fulfill your counseling goal(s).
(406) 943-0247 View (406) 943-0247
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Belle Gratton
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, SWLC
Verified Verified
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59804
I work with individuals experiencing a range of concerns including life transitions, general stressors, lack of motivation, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and grief. I have experience working with kids, adolescents, and young adults, but welcome all ages. I value getting into nature during sessions and letting clients express themselves through art and play.
I work with individuals experiencing a range of concerns including life transitions, general stressors, lack of motivation, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and grief. I have experience working with kids, adolescents, and young adults, but welcome all ages. I value getting into nature during sessions and letting clients express themselves through art and play.
(406) 645-4928 View (406) 645-4928
Photo of Paige Furniss, SWLC, MSW, Pre-Licensed Professional
Paige Furniss
Pre-Licensed Professional, SWLC, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59804
I work with adult individuals experiencing many different symptoms including: depression & anxiety, low energy & motivation, general life stress, difficulty managing uncomfortable feelings, low self-worth, self-esteem, & self-efficacy, internalized shame, isolation & avoidance, hopelessness, interpersonal issues, dysregulation, executive dysfunction, body image issues, grief, and more I can provide a judgement free space for you to explore how the many facets of your life are manifesting in ways you don't think fit with your authentic self.
I work with adult individuals experiencing many different symptoms including: depression & anxiety, low energy & motivation, general life stress, difficulty managing uncomfortable feelings, low self-worth, self-esteem, & self-efficacy, internalized shame, isolation & avoidance, hopelessness, interpersonal issues, dysregulation, executive dysfunction, body image issues, grief, and more I can provide a judgement free space for you to explore how the many facets of your life are manifesting in ways you don't think fit with your authentic self.
(406) 642-0928 View (406) 642-0928
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Catalyst Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59801
I believe life is all about connection and relationships: the one we have with ourselves, others, our environment, our spirit/soul or higher power however you decide to identify such to be of utmost importance. I also believe that our traumas and our own fears often put ourselves in our own way. Therapy, having someone accompany us on life's journey, can be a very helpful avenue in providing a safe and supportive context to look at ourselves, the opportunity to deepen our self-understanding and reflect on our choices as well as carves out time to evaluate our lives from another perspective.
I believe life is all about connection and relationships: the one we have with ourselves, others, our environment, our spirit/soul or higher power however you decide to identify such to be of utmost importance. I also believe that our traumas and our own fears often put ourselves in our own way. Therapy, having someone accompany us on life's journey, can be a very helpful avenue in providing a safe and supportive context to look at ourselves, the opportunity to deepen our self-understanding and reflect on our choices as well as carves out time to evaluate our lives from another perspective.
(406) 380-4005 View (406) 380-4005
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Andrea Joan Foran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59804
Couples, families, and individuals get stuck in patterns that disrupt the pursuit of connection and belonging. Building relationships with self and gaining insight into healing processes within us, leads to healing and increased ability engage in life. A safe, respectful, confidential setting improves the therapeutic relationship and leads to a more holistic approach to health and wellness. Substance use, behaviors, secrets, and many other traits contribute to one's inability to connect with others. Specializing in Substance use disorders and families, we can walk through the process with the entire family.
Couples, families, and individuals get stuck in patterns that disrupt the pursuit of connection and belonging. Building relationships with self and gaining insight into healing processes within us, leads to healing and increased ability engage in life. A safe, respectful, confidential setting improves the therapeutic relationship and leads to a more holistic approach to health and wellness. Substance use, behaviors, secrets, and many other traits contribute to one's inability to connect with others. Specializing in Substance use disorders and families, we can walk through the process with the entire family.
(406) 545-5891 View (406) 545-5891
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Diane Jordan
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59801
I help my clients through empathic listening to identify core issues and develop strategies to empower themselves and attain their treatment goals.
I help my clients through empathic listening to identify core issues and develop strategies to empower themselves and attain their treatment goals.
(406) 873-8590 View (406) 873-8590
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Hillary Funk Welzenbach
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59801
Offering in person indoor and outdoor sessions as well as telehealth. If we have a chance to work together I will offer you my presence and attention. We will work together to help you see yourself more clearly, make choices that support your healthy growth, and address your goals so that your experience of life is more positive. I see families, couples, and individual adults. I have experience helping folks with personal growth, depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, marriage issues, divorce, parenting, family conflict. I also offer movement therapy groups using The Discipline of Authentic Movement.
Offering in person indoor and outdoor sessions as well as telehealth. If we have a chance to work together I will offer you my presence and attention. We will work together to help you see yourself more clearly, make choices that support your healthy growth, and address your goals so that your experience of life is more positive. I see families, couples, and individual adults. I have experience helping folks with personal growth, depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, marriage issues, divorce, parenting, family conflict. I also offer movement therapy groups using The Discipline of Authentic Movement.
(406) 564-4009 View (406) 564-4009
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Aaron Anciaux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT 59804
Currently Accepting New Clients. Life is the journey we take to find ourselves in a search for meaning and purpose. As the roads of life are traveled it is easy to become disoriented, lost, or overwhelmed. Healing can happen when we are able to find our way and reconnect with ourselves and others. I believe this is a collaborative process that is most effectively done through connection and developed awareness. My goal is to help you build a diverse collection of skills to make your journey what you want it to be.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Life is the journey we take to find ourselves in a search for meaning and purpose. As the roads of life are traveled it is easy to become disoriented, lost, or overwhelmed. Healing can happen when we are able to find our way and reconnect with ourselves and others. I believe this is a collaborative process that is most effectively done through connection and developed awareness. My goal is to help you build a diverse collection of skills to make your journey what you want it to be.
(406) 313-2420 View (406) 313-2420

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Number of Therapists in Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
81% Trauma and PTSD
80% Self Esteem
70% Grief
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% PacificSource
77% Allegiance

How Therapists in Franklin To The Fort, Missoula, MT see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Franklin To The Fort, Missoula?

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.