Therapists in Omaha, NE

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Photo of Jarred Maynard, LIMHP, CPC, Counselor
Jarred Maynard
Counselor, LIMHP, CPC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68116
Through my work with teens, young adults, and families over the years I have developed an authentic, warm, and inviting approach to therapy. I provide therapy to address a wide variety of concerns including; stage of life transition, crisis, depression, anxiety, oppositional behaviors, trauma recovery, relational interactions, family dynamics, and personal exploration. My professional journey includes specialized work in helping children and adolescents heal from trauma and manage behavioral concerns, and I have acquired years of experience working with parents and families in crisis.
Through my work with teens, young adults, and families over the years I have developed an authentic, warm, and inviting approach to therapy. I provide therapy to address a wide variety of concerns including; stage of life transition, crisis, depression, anxiety, oppositional behaviors, trauma recovery, relational interactions, family dynamics, and personal exploration. My professional journey includes specialized work in helping children and adolescents heal from trauma and manage behavioral concerns, and I have acquired years of experience working with parents and families in crisis.
(402) 781-8550 View (402) 781-8550
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Angela K Hayden
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
In this life there will be difficulties and struggles. However, we can rest in knowing that there is hope and help available. The focus of treatment should be based on the needs and goals of the individual. My goal is to partner with you to provide a safe place where you can feel heard, supported, and develop the tools to meet whatever challenges you are facing. Forms of therapy utilized include Strength Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (TF-CBT), DBT, and Motivational Interviewing.
In this life there will be difficulties and struggles. However, we can rest in knowing that there is hope and help available. The focus of treatment should be based on the needs and goals of the individual. My goal is to partner with you to provide a safe place where you can feel heard, supported, and develop the tools to meet whatever challenges you are facing. Forms of therapy utilized include Strength Based Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (TF-CBT), DBT, and Motivational Interviewing.
(402) 627-8421 View (402) 627-8421
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Jenny Ratliff
Counselor, LIMHP, LMHC, CPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68127
I am not currently accepting new clients. Please feel free to email me if you're inclined, I'd be happy to help offer you some other options for providers. Thank you!
I am not currently accepting new clients. Please feel free to email me if you're inclined, I'd be happy to help offer you some other options for providers. Thank you!
(402) 850-2241 View (402) 850-2241
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Cindy Duggin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
Not accepting new clients
Have you been putting off your emotional health? Waiting for life to settle down so that you can devote more time to your own needs? Whether you are struggling with short term adjustments to unexpected changes in your life, or have had to manage long-term mental health challenges, I am here to help. I believe therapy is a two-way street, with you educating me and me assisting you to make the changes you want to make. I work for you, and strive to give you strategies to improve your life. Above all, I am here to listen.
Have you been putting off your emotional health? Waiting for life to settle down so that you can devote more time to your own needs? Whether you are struggling with short term adjustments to unexpected changes in your life, or have had to manage long-term mental health challenges, I am here to help. I believe therapy is a two-way street, with you educating me and me assisting you to make the changes you want to make. I work for you, and strive to give you strategies to improve your life. Above all, I am here to listen.
(402) 383-2706 View (402) 383-2706
Photo of Chris Gill, MS, NCC, LIMHP, PLADC, Counselor
Chris Gill
Counselor, MS, NCC, LIMHP, PLADC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68124  (Online Only)
If you are having a hard time fitting counseling into your schedule, I offer morning, afternoon and evening appointments online. Finding the answers to your problems is something that is within your reach. I would like to help you learn how to take control of your life and regain the happiness you may have lost.
If you are having a hard time fitting counseling into your schedule, I offer morning, afternoon and evening appointments online. Finding the answers to your problems is something that is within your reach. I would like to help you learn how to take control of your life and regain the happiness you may have lost.
(402) 781-8267 View (402) 781-8267
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Gregory Snyder
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68130
I work hand in hand with individuals and families to address goals and actively attempt to de-pathologize emotional and/or behavioral challenges that individuals struggle with. I work to actively engage those I work with to live a meaningful, valued life. I believe that my work with children often involves active involvement of family and caregivers whatever their title or status helping promote meaningful improvements. I value the need to listen to and respond to the needs of the individual or family that is present in my office and seek to help them accomplish goals as quickly as possible.
I work hand in hand with individuals and families to address goals and actively attempt to de-pathologize emotional and/or behavioral challenges that individuals struggle with. I work to actively engage those I work with to live a meaningful, valued life. I believe that my work with children often involves active involvement of family and caregivers whatever their title or status helping promote meaningful improvements. I value the need to listen to and respond to the needs of the individual or family that is present in my office and seek to help them accomplish goals as quickly as possible.
(402) 674-4534 View (402) 674-4534
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Victoria VanTol
Counselor, LICSW, PLADC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68106
What does it mean to "take care of your mental health?" It's easier to tell when you aren't taking care of it: chronic stress, exhaustion, worry, and panic are all signs your mental health is suffering. If untreated, you could start having nightmares, poor health, trouble in your relationships, and difficulty staying on top of work or school. There are many things that can lead to mental health struggles, like a too-busy schedule, a chronic illness or someone else's troubles, a major life transition, or a death of someone close to you. Or, it could seem to come out of the blue, caused by nothing at all.
What does it mean to "take care of your mental health?" It's easier to tell when you aren't taking care of it: chronic stress, exhaustion, worry, and panic are all signs your mental health is suffering. If untreated, you could start having nightmares, poor health, trouble in your relationships, and difficulty staying on top of work or school. There are many things that can lead to mental health struggles, like a too-busy schedule, a chronic illness or someone else's troubles, a major life transition, or a death of someone close to you. Or, it could seem to come out of the blue, caused by nothing at all.
(402) 316-7963 View (402) 316-7963
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Victoria Tracy
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68102  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I am a dually licensed Mental Health and Addictions therapist in the State of Nebraska. I have decades of experience in the human services field working with people who are sure there is more to life than struggle, heartache, pain, and frustration. My approach to therapy is strength-based, person-centered, and solution-focused. I have a strong background in Acceptance and Commitment therapy but work from a plethora of strategies to help my clients find what works best for them as they move towards their goals. Therapy is a trust relationship that requires time and attention. I am able to provide both.
Hello and welcome! I am a dually licensed Mental Health and Addictions therapist in the State of Nebraska. I have decades of experience in the human services field working with people who are sure there is more to life than struggle, heartache, pain, and frustration. My approach to therapy is strength-based, person-centered, and solution-focused. I have a strong background in Acceptance and Commitment therapy but work from a plethora of strategies to help my clients find what works best for them as they move towards their goals. Therapy is a trust relationship that requires time and attention. I am able to provide both.
(402) 383-1993 View (402) 383-1993
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Kelly Brown
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68154
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Life (relationships, family, work, school, illness, and more) can knock us down causing us to feel a variety of emotions: discouraged, depressed, anxious, disappointed, confused, hopeless, not heard and many more. Whatever struggle or conflict you are facing, you are not alone. Life has many stages and transitions, which is normal, but if you're here, you probably don't feel so "normal". Therapy may feel scary, but most of my clients say it has liberating and life changing. I create a space where nothing is off limits, there are no judgements and every emotion is valid.
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Life (relationships, family, work, school, illness, and more) can knock us down causing us to feel a variety of emotions: discouraged, depressed, anxious, disappointed, confused, hopeless, not heard and many more. Whatever struggle or conflict you are facing, you are not alone. Life has many stages and transitions, which is normal, but if you're here, you probably don't feel so "normal". Therapy may feel scary, but most of my clients say it has liberating and life changing. I create a space where nothing is off limits, there are no judgements and every emotion is valid.
(531) 201-1913 View (531) 201-1913
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Kayla Frodsham
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68104  (Online Only)
Licensed with supervision in Idaho, Nebraska, and Iowa. I specialize in tele-health treatment for clients recovering from significant injuries. Difficulties following such life-changing events can include depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, and PTSD among others. Most everyone wants to re-engage in a meaningful life post-injury, but sometimes even the possibility feels distant. I feel confident there is always a next step toward our goals, no matter the situation. I enjoy coming to know and support clients who are courageously taking the next step.
Licensed with supervision in Idaho, Nebraska, and Iowa. I specialize in tele-health treatment for clients recovering from significant injuries. Difficulties following such life-changing events can include depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, and PTSD among others. Most everyone wants to re-engage in a meaningful life post-injury, but sometimes even the possibility feels distant. I feel confident there is always a next step toward our goals, no matter the situation. I enjoy coming to know and support clients who are courageously taking the next step.
(402) 512-6172 View (402) 512-6172
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Amber Jarzynka-Schmigel
Counselor, LMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
Beginning a journey can sometimes be a difficult path. Taking initiative to make sense and better your world can enlighten you to life’s greatest pleasures. I encourage everyone to remain honest and engage in the bettering of oneself. Therapy allows individuals an exceptional opportunity to gain insight within daily life. I have training in evidence-based practices such as TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior therapy), PCIT (Parent Child Interaction therapy), and experience in working with families and all ages whom struggle with major mental health, attachment, anxiety, and ADHD.
Beginning a journey can sometimes be a difficult path. Taking initiative to make sense and better your world can enlighten you to life’s greatest pleasures. I encourage everyone to remain honest and engage in the bettering of oneself. Therapy allows individuals an exceptional opportunity to gain insight within daily life. I have training in evidence-based practices such as TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior therapy), PCIT (Parent Child Interaction therapy), and experience in working with families and all ages whom struggle with major mental health, attachment, anxiety, and ADHD.
(531) 208-1103 View (531) 208-1103
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Results Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68124
Want to feel less stressed or worried? To live in confidence, not anxiety or fear? We can help. You don't have to feel edgy or burned out. Your life can be what you hope for, not worry about. Making mistakes, having things go wrong, and needing to heal is part of life and being human. So is forgiving ourselves and others and trying again. You can change direction and heal. Become free to take a new path knowing that you have a right to what you think and how you feel. The past doesn't have to control the present or predict the future. We can't change what's happened. But we can start where we are and make a new beginning.
Want to feel less stressed or worried? To live in confidence, not anxiety or fear? We can help. You don't have to feel edgy or burned out. Your life can be what you hope for, not worry about. Making mistakes, having things go wrong, and needing to heal is part of life and being human. So is forgiving ourselves and others and trying again. You can change direction and heal. Become free to take a new path knowing that you have a right to what you think and how you feel. The past doesn't have to control the present or predict the future. We can't change what's happened. But we can start where we are and make a new beginning.
(531) 201-6762 View (531) 201-6762
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Annie Schmidt
Independent Mental Health Practitioner, LIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68130
You feel like nothing seems to go right and you can never catch a break. You have so much to be thankful for, and yet you are unhappy. You are not alone. All of us have felt this way at one time or another. Whether it is a new or on-going problem, talking to someone can help you transition through these issues.
You feel like nothing seems to go right and you can never catch a break. You have so much to be thankful for, and yet you are unhappy. You are not alone. All of us have felt this way at one time or another. Whether it is a new or on-going problem, talking to someone can help you transition through these issues.
(402) 769-2760 View (402) 769-2760
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Sarah Genereux
Counselor, LMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68137
Hello! I am so glad you reached out and are taking this brave step. I love working with people of all ages... Young children age 2 and older, elementary age kiddos, teenagers, and adults. I work well in the areas of trauma, attachment, foster care and adoption, behaviors, ADHD, depression, anxiety, bi-polar and many other areas of mental health. I feel everyone at one time or another would benefit from having their own counselor.
Hello! I am so glad you reached out and are taking this brave step. I love working with people of all ages... Young children age 2 and older, elementary age kiddos, teenagers, and adults. I work well in the areas of trauma, attachment, foster care and adoption, behaviors, ADHD, depression, anxiety, bi-polar and many other areas of mental health. I feel everyone at one time or another would benefit from having their own counselor.
(402) 500-1974 View (402) 500-1974
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Jeffrey Stormberg
PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68102
Psychotherapy accelerates a person's effectiveness and healthy functioning in the world s/he lives in. At the foundation of this process is genuine trust and respect, one that allows opportunities for exploring personal resources and strengths, habits of behavior, internal conflicts, disruptions of self-concept or attachment, familiar ways of thinking and relating, or to find ways to continue on the path chosen. Psychotherapy creates new distinctions about behavior and world view so as to act and view your self, relationships, and circumstances in new ways. Dr. Stormberg's approach is what Carl Jung described as "a practical psychotherapy to fit people for life."
Psychotherapy accelerates a person's effectiveness and healthy functioning in the world s/he lives in. At the foundation of this process is genuine trust and respect, one that allows opportunities for exploring personal resources and strengths, habits of behavior, internal conflicts, disruptions of self-concept or attachment, familiar ways of thinking and relating, or to find ways to continue on the path chosen. Psychotherapy creates new distinctions about behavior and world view so as to act and view your self, relationships, and circumstances in new ways. Dr. Stormberg's approach is what Carl Jung described as "a practical psychotherapy to fit people for life."
(402) 241-8395 View (402) 241-8395
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Maddie Doerr
Counselor, LIMHP
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68132
I believe that while many of us feel unwell, we can improve our outlook and many areas of our lives with enough support and encouragement. Trauma, stress, abuse, and pain have caused us to become overwhelmed and unable to deal with life as it comes. Utilizing a holistic wellness model, I can assist you in creating a new life, with beautiful new dreams that can finally become reality. Together, we can pinpoint the parts of life that have never seemed to go well, and create real life solutions for them by addressing and resolving the pain of loss, grief, and oppression that have hurt us over time.
I believe that while many of us feel unwell, we can improve our outlook and many areas of our lives with enough support and encouragement. Trauma, stress, abuse, and pain have caused us to become overwhelmed and unable to deal with life as it comes. Utilizing a holistic wellness model, I can assist you in creating a new life, with beautiful new dreams that can finally become reality. Together, we can pinpoint the parts of life that have never seemed to go well, and create real life solutions for them by addressing and resolving the pain of loss, grief, and oppression that have hurt us over time.
(531) 229-0782 View (531) 229-0782
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Alana Noelle Roberg
Provisional Mental Health Practitioner, MS, NCC, BCaBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68108  (Online Only)
I consider myself a "clinical opportunist" with an educational, brain-based, and feminist approach to therapy. I value providing clients with tangible skills to manage their mental health while also providing education that's aligned with my clinical mindset & values. Over the years, I have gained a majority of my clinical experience and education through supporting children, adolescents, and adults on the autism spectrum. I have gained a passion and commitment to providing neurodiversity-affirming care to my clients, and education to families, teachers, and other professionals who work in collaboration with me and my clients.
I consider myself a "clinical opportunist" with an educational, brain-based, and feminist approach to therapy. I value providing clients with tangible skills to manage their mental health while also providing education that's aligned with my clinical mindset & values. Over the years, I have gained a majority of my clinical experience and education through supporting children, adolescents, and adults on the autism spectrum. I have gained a passion and commitment to providing neurodiversity-affirming care to my clients, and education to families, teachers, and other professionals who work in collaboration with me and my clients.
(402) 781-8294 x1 View (402) 781-8294 x1
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Renewed Life Counseling
Counselor, LICSW, LADC, MSCJ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68137
Waitlist for new clients
Renewed Life Counseling provides a safe and inclusive place to grow, explore your vulnerability, and create a fulfilled life. A healing journey is not meant to be navigated alone. Through an empathetic and collaborative approach, my purpose is to support, educate, and guide my clients to overcome barriers that are preventing them from being their best self. Prior to opening my private practice, I worked with youth and families in a variety of of settings, including juvenile probation, foster care, visitations, group home settings, and child protective services.
Renewed Life Counseling provides a safe and inclusive place to grow, explore your vulnerability, and create a fulfilled life. A healing journey is not meant to be navigated alone. Through an empathetic and collaborative approach, my purpose is to support, educate, and guide my clients to overcome barriers that are preventing them from being their best self. Prior to opening my private practice, I worked with youth and families in a variety of of settings, including juvenile probation, foster care, visitations, group home settings, and child protective services.
(402) 703-2908 View (402) 703-2908
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Erin Bagwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LIMHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68114
Not accepting new clients
Making the decision to seek therapy is an empowering experience. My primary goal is creating a safe environment where healing can begin. I have fifteen years of social work experience in the health and mental health field, including hospice and palliative care. I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples and families through grief, infertility, medical illness, caregiver fatigue, and substance use concerns. I also have specialized interest in postpartum and pregnancy-related anxiety and depression. I take an individualized approach to care and cater treatment goals uniquely to each situation.
Making the decision to seek therapy is an empowering experience. My primary goal is creating a safe environment where healing can begin. I have fifteen years of social work experience in the health and mental health field, including hospice and palliative care. I am passionate about supporting individuals, couples and families through grief, infertility, medical illness, caregiver fatigue, and substance use concerns. I also have specialized interest in postpartum and pregnancy-related anxiety and depression. I take an individualized approach to care and cater treatment goals uniquely to each situation.
(531) 300-1683 View (531) 300-1683
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Don Gillespie Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BS, LADC
Verified Verified
Omaha, NE 68124
Come for a free consultation and find out for yourself that the counseling experience is not that intimidating and can be fun. I offer over 30 years of experience in Substance Abuse Counseling which is performed in a comfortable private practice setting. My office is conveniently located in the center of Omaha. I approach each individual with care and seek to understand what your specific needs are. My desire is to offer understanding, hope and healing with issues that may have been plaguing you for a very long time.
Come for a free consultation and find out for yourself that the counseling experience is not that intimidating and can be fun. I offer over 30 years of experience in Substance Abuse Counseling which is performed in a comfortable private practice setting. My office is conveniently located in the center of Omaha. I approach each individual with care and seek to understand what your specific needs are. My desire is to offer understanding, hope and healing with issues that may have been plaguing you for a very long time.
(402) 347-2832 View (402) 347-2832

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Omaha, NE

900+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Omaha, NE who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
77% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills
68% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
69% Aetna

How Therapists in Omaha, NE see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Omaha?

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.