Therapists in Santa Fe, NM

Photo of Kelsey Ullrich, Licensed Professional Counselor in Santa Fe, NM
Kelsey Ullrich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC, ATR-P, CYT
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87507  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It’s my mission to create a space where you feel safe to be authentically you. I believe it’s important to not only explore our own unique stories but to also look at the systems and structures in our society which contribute to our individual and collective pain. Why? Because your mental health journey isn't just about you; it's also about creating change in a world that desperately needs more understanding and empathy.
It’s my mission to create a space where you feel safe to be authentically you. I believe it’s important to not only explore our own unique stories but to also look at the systems and structures in our society which contribute to our individual and collective pain. Why? Because your mental health journey isn't just about you; it's also about creating change in a world that desperately needs more understanding and empathy.
(505) 560-1226 View (505) 560-1226
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Dana M Dean
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCTP-I, CCTP-2
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87501  (Online Only)
You are not alone in experiencing times when you need extra support - ideally from someone who makes you feel safe, accepted, understood, and warmly cared about, as well as someone skilled in their craft. My clients experience me in this way. I am passionate about working with people who are dealing with a wide range of issues, including relationship difficulties, grief and loss, major transitions, depression, anxiety, addiction, co-dependence, and trauma. Research shows that no one therapeutic approach is more effective than another – rather, the relationship between client and therapist has the greatest impact on healing.
You are not alone in experiencing times when you need extra support - ideally from someone who makes you feel safe, accepted, understood, and warmly cared about, as well as someone skilled in their craft. My clients experience me in this way. I am passionate about working with people who are dealing with a wide range of issues, including relationship difficulties, grief and loss, major transitions, depression, anxiety, addiction, co-dependence, and trauma. Research shows that no one therapeutic approach is more effective than another – rather, the relationship between client and therapist has the greatest impact on healing.
(505) 375-6647 View (505) 375-6647
Photo of Richard E Nasef, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Fe, NM
Richard E Nasef
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87508
The purpose of counseling and psychotherapy is to help individuals embrace healthy life choices through self-understanding and self-awareness. Counseling helps clients/patients identify the causes of stress and to find meaningful and fulling remedies for their life situations, in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
The purpose of counseling and psychotherapy is to help individuals embrace healthy life choices through self-understanding and self-awareness. Counseling helps clients/patients identify the causes of stress and to find meaningful and fulling remedies for their life situations, in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
(505) 636-1610 View (505) 636-1610
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Louise Lodigensky
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87501  (Online Only)
I help clients look at their lives through the perspective of their soul in order to move out of suffering and into more empowered ways of being. Using several therapeutic approaches and practices, we identify ancestral patterns, release fear, limiting beliefs, and traumas stored in the body that cause imbalance and pain. I work with those who resonate with a spiritual, earth based, somatic, and creative approach to their healing journey, and those looking to integrate psychedelic experiences. I believe in the power of art therapy and its ability to surface what’s been stuck inside in order to identify, examine, and release it.
I help clients look at their lives through the perspective of their soul in order to move out of suffering and into more empowered ways of being. Using several therapeutic approaches and practices, we identify ancestral patterns, release fear, limiting beliefs, and traumas stored in the body that cause imbalance and pain. I work with those who resonate with a spiritual, earth based, somatic, and creative approach to their healing journey, and those looking to integrate psychedelic experiences. I believe in the power of art therapy and its ability to surface what’s been stuck inside in order to identify, examine, and release it.
(505) 591-5474 View (505) 591-5474
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Mary McLellan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87505  (Online Only)
Often clients need to be seen and heard so that they can process emotions and stress from past trauma or current stressors in which they feel stuck and unable to move forward. You may need support to better understand your life experiences that led you to the present. You need to feel the safe compassionate presence of another to process. I provide warm, relational, supportive client centered therapy and am experienced with anxiety, depression and complex trauma. I have worked with people from diverse ethnic and socio economic backgrounds and integrate an understanding of cultural factors and intergenerational trauma in our work.
Often clients need to be seen and heard so that they can process emotions and stress from past trauma or current stressors in which they feel stuck and unable to move forward. You may need support to better understand your life experiences that led you to the present. You need to feel the safe compassionate presence of another to process. I provide warm, relational, supportive client centered therapy and am experienced with anxiety, depression and complex trauma. I have worked with people from diverse ethnic and socio economic backgrounds and integrate an understanding of cultural factors and intergenerational trauma in our work.
(505) 349-5971 View (505) 349-5971
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Rob Belgrod
Art Therapist, LPAT, LCAT, ATCS, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87505
I offer compassionate and empathetic support for adolescents, young adults, and adults navigating and experiencing a range of challenges including: anxiety, LGBTQIA2S issues, substance use, stress, identity, trauma, and issues Veterans may be facing.
I offer compassionate and empathetic support for adolescents, young adults, and adults navigating and experiencing a range of challenges including: anxiety, LGBTQIA2S issues, substance use, stress, identity, trauma, and issues Veterans may be facing.
(505) 806-0745 View (505) 806-0745
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Mark Louis Boschelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPCC, LADAC, ACS
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Welcome to my practice. I received my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology in 1985 from Illinois State University, and pursuing my doctorate in Counseling Education at the University of New Mexico. In 1985, I started my professional psychology career in Illinois on one of the first crisis hotline linked mobile psychiatric crisis intervention teams in the nation. It was awarded the National Award for Significant Achievement in the Field of Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. I am a behavioral health clinical director for Presbyterian Medical Services specializing in Assertive Community Treatment and psychiatric Mobile Crisis Response.
Welcome to my practice. I received my Masters degree in Counseling Psychology in 1985 from Illinois State University, and pursuing my doctorate in Counseling Education at the University of New Mexico. In 1985, I started my professional psychology career in Illinois on one of the first crisis hotline linked mobile psychiatric crisis intervention teams in the nation. It was awarded the National Award for Significant Achievement in the Field of Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. I am a behavioral health clinical director for Presbyterian Medical Services specializing in Assertive Community Treatment and psychiatric Mobile Crisis Response.
(505) 322-6720 View (505) 322-6720
Photo of Audra Genduso, Counselor in Santa Fe, NM
Audra Genduso
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87505
I work with a diversity of adults and couples experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and life transitions. You may get into a pattern of conflict with your partner that feels repetitive. You may be struggling to find a sense of balance or hope, navigating life transition, feeling afraid to engage in activities you once enjoyed. You may be experiencing self-judgment, low self-worth, shame or just seeking change. I view these struggles as normal responses to past wounding, and an opportunity for deeper growth and acceptance. When you feel seen and heard in therapy, deep healing is possible.
I work with a diversity of adults and couples experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and life transitions. You may get into a pattern of conflict with your partner that feels repetitive. You may be struggling to find a sense of balance or hope, navigating life transition, feeling afraid to engage in activities you once enjoyed. You may be experiencing self-judgment, low self-worth, shame or just seeking change. I view these struggles as normal responses to past wounding, and an opportunity for deeper growth and acceptance. When you feel seen and heard in therapy, deep healing is possible.
(505) 539-2019 View (505) 539-2019
Photo of Kristine Lee Bartyzel, Counselor in Santa Fe, NM
Kristine Lee Bartyzel
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Are you intent on bringing happier possibilities into your life? Do you sense that there is something in your way, but can't quite name it? Or, are you clear about what's in your way, but don't know what to do about it? Well, I am most inspired and effective when helping folks break free from limitations and start living a more authentic expression of their true selves. Over 18 years of clinical practice helping people heal painful, destructive or simply stuck feelings and behaviors, guide my approach in partnering with you in your desire for change.
Are you intent on bringing happier possibilities into your life? Do you sense that there is something in your way, but can't quite name it? Or, are you clear about what's in your way, but don't know what to do about it? Well, I am most inspired and effective when helping folks break free from limitations and start living a more authentic expression of their true selves. Over 18 years of clinical practice helping people heal painful, destructive or simply stuck feelings and behaviors, guide my approach in partnering with you in your desire for change.
(505) 588-4489 View (505) 588-4489
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Aimée Dale-Lucius
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Relationships are a constant in our lives, and the relationship with oneself is central to them all. Relationship dissatisfaction and the desire to better understand what is causing it, leads people to my office. I frequently work with individuals and couples who are considering significant changes and want support through the transition and creation of their new realities. I also work children ages 10+. My clients are those who are interested in navigating relational changes and co-parenting with skill, integrity and mutuality. I welcome the opportunity to support you in creating the future you desire.
Relationships are a constant in our lives, and the relationship with oneself is central to them all. Relationship dissatisfaction and the desire to better understand what is causing it, leads people to my office. I frequently work with individuals and couples who are considering significant changes and want support through the transition and creation of their new realities. I also work children ages 10+. My clients are those who are interested in navigating relational changes and co-parenting with skill, integrity and mutuality. I welcome the opportunity to support you in creating the future you desire.
(505) 658-6901 View (505) 658-6901
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Jack Lehman
Counselor, MA, MA , LPCC
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87508
The quality I enjoy most in a client is an intense desire to be free.
The quality I enjoy most in a client is an intense desire to be free.
(505) 539-2269 View (505) 539-2269
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Carolyn Shayte
Counselor, MA LMCH, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Whether or not you have engaged in counseling or art therapy before, you are welcome here. I applaud you for taking this big step of seeking out change in your life through the right fit for therapy. What I can offer you is empathetic and compassionate support in navigating life’s challenges while guiding you towards your innate capacity to heal. I see art as a tool for discovery, empowerment, and transformation. I embrace a person-centered approach by meeting you where you are at and hold the values of transparency and collaboration with my clients – I encourage your questions and feedback.
Whether or not you have engaged in counseling or art therapy before, you are welcome here. I applaud you for taking this big step of seeking out change in your life through the right fit for therapy. What I can offer you is empathetic and compassionate support in navigating life’s challenges while guiding you towards your innate capacity to heal. I see art as a tool for discovery, empowerment, and transformation. I embrace a person-centered approach by meeting you where you are at and hold the values of transparency and collaboration with my clients – I encourage your questions and feedback.
(505) 309-3110 View (505) 309-3110
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Susan HarrisLPCC, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87507  (Online Only)
I have been in practice in New Mexico for 23 years, treating depression, anxiety, relationships, and life changes. I am continuing to do video and telephonic sessions for individuals. I like to use a listening, supportive stance with clients to help them feel comfortable in talking about their problems. Some of the techniques I use are mindfulness, regulating emotions, relationship skills, tolerating distress, and mind/body techniques. I believe that therapy works, and is worth the time, effort, and money you put into it.
I have been in practice in New Mexico for 23 years, treating depression, anxiety, relationships, and life changes. I am continuing to do video and telephonic sessions for individuals. I like to use a listening, supportive stance with clients to help them feel comfortable in talking about their problems. Some of the techniques I use are mindfulness, regulating emotions, relationship skills, tolerating distress, and mind/body techniques. I believe that therapy works, and is worth the time, effort, and money you put into it.
(505) 913-7074 View (505) 913-7074
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Amina Re
Counselor, LPCC, LMT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Not accepting new clients
I am currently not accepting new clients. A moment of deeply connecting with oneself through an embodied experience can allow for spontaneous change, and eliminate the need for constant seeking of new insight or retelling of the story. I listen to both your words and body with deep respect and sensitivity. I accept you as you are. I will help you gather your resources and embody self-compassion and strength, which will enable you to slowly and gently process pain, stress, and trauma. Through our work together, you will experience being able to lovingly soothe the pain, instead of going towards addictive processes or substances.
I am currently not accepting new clients. A moment of deeply connecting with oneself through an embodied experience can allow for spontaneous change, and eliminate the need for constant seeking of new insight or retelling of the story. I listen to both your words and body with deep respect and sensitivity. I accept you as you are. I will help you gather your resources and embody self-compassion and strength, which will enable you to slowly and gently process pain, stress, and trauma. Through our work together, you will experience being able to lovingly soothe the pain, instead of going towards addictive processes or substances.
(410) 220-6250 View (410) 220-6250
Photo of Erica Westby, Counselor in Santa Fe, NM
Erica Westby
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87505
I am passionate about helping individuals (adults and teens) struggling with emotional/ compulsive/ binge overeating, self-esteem issues, weight loss and anxiety that is created from these issues. I enjoy working with clients who have a desire to work deeply and create lasting change. Through collaboration we create a safe and supportive environment that allows for insight and healing. Then as emotional traumas or wounds that keep you stuck in the past are healed, the ability to be more present in current life and able to deal with uncomfortable emotions and life circumstances is possible.
I am passionate about helping individuals (adults and teens) struggling with emotional/ compulsive/ binge overeating, self-esteem issues, weight loss and anxiety that is created from these issues. I enjoy working with clients who have a desire to work deeply and create lasting change. Through collaboration we create a safe and supportive environment that allows for insight and healing. Then as emotional traumas or wounds that keep you stuck in the past are healed, the ability to be more present in current life and able to deal with uncomfortable emotions and life circumstances is possible.
(505) 207-4982 View (505) 207-4982
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Victoria Lynn Hippard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87505  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many of us seek outside help when there has been disappointment finding a lasting relationship; and once in a relationship, some of us seek a way out! I am ready to assist you in the process of understanding yourself within relationships including those with your family of origin. Sometimes it takes a crisis of some kind or other to help us to put our concerns and need for self understanding front and center. Life transitions and the loss of loved ones benefit from the focus that therapy, whether brief or longer term, can provide. I practice yoga, always a beginner! and study Tibetan Buddhism; these also influence my work.
Many of us seek outside help when there has been disappointment finding a lasting relationship; and once in a relationship, some of us seek a way out! I am ready to assist you in the process of understanding yourself within relationships including those with your family of origin. Sometimes it takes a crisis of some kind or other to help us to put our concerns and need for self understanding front and center. Life transitions and the loss of loved ones benefit from the focus that therapy, whether brief or longer term, can provide. I practice yoga, always a beginner! and study Tibetan Buddhism; these also influence my work.
(505) 557-4511 View (505) 557-4511
Photo of Deborah Schweiger-Whalen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Santa Fe, NM
Deborah Schweiger-Whalen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, CSAT, CEDS
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87505
I am an experienced psychotherapist with an immense amount of education and training. I have expertise in the areas of general psychotherapy, eating disorders, sexual disorders, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and a Certified Eating Disorder Therapist International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I work with individuals, and couples/families. My work incorporates multiple perspectives and schools of thought and I have an active and responsive style.
I am an experienced psychotherapist with an immense amount of education and training. I have expertise in the areas of general psychotherapy, eating disorders, sexual disorders, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and a Certified Eating Disorder Therapist International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. I work with individuals, and couples/families. My work incorporates multiple perspectives and schools of thought and I have an active and responsive style.
(505) 395-2958 View (505) 395-2958
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Nico Ortiz Holistic Counseling and Wellness
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87501  (Online Only)
As a Therapist I work closely with clients to facilitate autonomy, mental health, self-acceptance, and growth. I specialize in working with First Responders, Veterans, Active Duty Military, and Military Families. As a veteran of the USAF I am incredibly passionate about working with this unique and deserving population. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands we can work together to discover clarity, heal the wounds that are limiting you, and find your true self. Together we can uncover your specific skill set to navigate the emotional gauntlet of modern life. Don't let your moment pass! Let your authentic life begin now.
As a Therapist I work closely with clients to facilitate autonomy, mental health, self-acceptance, and growth. I specialize in working with First Responders, Veterans, Active Duty Military, and Military Families. As a veteran of the USAF I am incredibly passionate about working with this unique and deserving population. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands we can work together to discover clarity, heal the wounds that are limiting you, and find your true self. Together we can uncover your specific skill set to navigate the emotional gauntlet of modern life. Don't let your moment pass! Let your authentic life begin now.
(505) 210-8643 View (505) 210-8643
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Rosvita Botkin
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Life is an ongoing process of aligning with our true authentic self. Without that alignment life can feel barren and meaningless. We feel stuck and unable to realize our visions and dreams. Yet, the capacity of the human spirit for creative and intuitive development is truly unlimited. Most of us however, use only a small fraction of that capacity. Through self-reflection and personal exploration we can gain an understanding of what limits this capacity.
Life is an ongoing process of aligning with our true authentic self. Without that alignment life can feel barren and meaningless. We feel stuck and unable to realize our visions and dreams. Yet, the capacity of the human spirit for creative and intuitive development is truly unlimited. Most of us however, use only a small fraction of that capacity. Through self-reflection and personal exploration we can gain an understanding of what limits this capacity.
(505) 636-5334 View (505) 636-5334
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Carol J Fitzpatrick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87505  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
~ I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.~ Sometimes we know happiness and peace in life. At other times, life hurts! Whether your pain began with loss, illness, injury, or unwanted thoughts and emotions, I will work with you to build a path from suffering to well being. Over a 35 year period I have offered psychotherapy in private practice, taught psychology in a medical school, served as CEO of a non-profit behavioral health agency. Through these experiences, I have developed a broad set of change tools to offer, drawing from the Mindsight, CBT, trauma focused, attachment and DBT traditions of Western psychotherapy.
~ I AM NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS.~ Sometimes we know happiness and peace in life. At other times, life hurts! Whether your pain began with loss, illness, injury, or unwanted thoughts and emotions, I will work with you to build a path from suffering to well being. Over a 35 year period I have offered psychotherapy in private practice, taught psychology in a medical school, served as CEO of a non-profit behavioral health agency. Through these experiences, I have developed a broad set of change tools to offer, drawing from the Mindsight, CBT, trauma focused, attachment and DBT traditions of Western psychotherapy.
(505) 629-1044 View (505) 629-1044

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Santa Fe, NM

500+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Santa Fe, NM who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
71% Grief
64% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Presbyterian
72% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% Medicaid

How Therapists in Santa Fe, NM see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Santa Fe?

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.