Therapists in Perkins, OK

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Heather M Moss
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NBCT
Verified Verified
Perkins, OK 74059
******Not Currently Accepting New Clients****** I'm not an expert on your life, you are:) I am, however, an expert in listening to you and helping you find the tools you need to make real and lasting change. Whether you need validation, support, guidance, new coping skills, a fresh perspective, or just to be heard, give me a call and let's see how we can work together to meet your goals.
******Not Currently Accepting New Clients****** I'm not an expert on your life, you are:) I am, however, an expert in listening to you and helping you find the tools you need to make real and lasting change. Whether you need validation, support, guidance, new coping skills, a fresh perspective, or just to be heard, give me a call and let's see how we can work together to meet your goals.
(906) 359-8085 View (906) 359-8085
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Jocelyn Harper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Perkins, OK 74059
Do you feel like your world is spinning out of control and you have lost your direction? Do life's problems seem overwhelming? While I may not be an expert on your life, I can offer you an unbiased perspective and an ear to listen. I believe therapy is unique to the individual and everybody seeks therapy for different reasons. I didn't come to this profession because I have never faced adversity. I came to this profession to use my past experiences to help you on your journey. I would love the opportunity to meet you and visit! ❤ Book online https://jocelyn-harper.clientsecure.me
Do you feel like your world is spinning out of control and you have lost your direction? Do life's problems seem overwhelming? While I may not be an expert on your life, I can offer you an unbiased perspective and an ear to listen. I believe therapy is unique to the individual and everybody seeks therapy for different reasons. I didn't come to this profession because I have never faced adversity. I came to this profession to use my past experiences to help you on your journey. I would love the opportunity to meet you and visit! ❤ Book online https://jocelyn-harper.clientsecure.me
(405) 351-6189 View (405) 351-6189
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Linda Evans
Psychologist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Perkins, OK 74059
I have had diverse experiences in many areas of therapy with clients of all ages. I recognize and celebrate individual differences of all kinds. I believe all of us are on a journey in life and that the job of the therapist is to assist in that journey of discovery, to partner with the client in the growth process.
I have had diverse experiences in many areas of therapy with clients of all ages. I recognize and celebrate individual differences of all kinds. I believe all of us are on a journey in life and that the job of the therapist is to assist in that journey of discovery, to partner with the client in the growth process.
(405) 896-2167 View (405) 896-2167
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Brenda Thompson, MS, LPC, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC, LMFT, NBCC
Verified Verified
Perkins, OK 74059  (Online Only)
Upon retirement from public education in 2010, I embraced the opportunity to open a faith-based Christian counseling practice. It is a humbling experience to develop a counseling relationship with many different people from varied backgrounds. My heart's desire is to provide support and hope for families dealing with relational issues, marital, parenting and life changing events. Counseling services are offered to adults, adolescents, and children focused on emotional, mental, physical and spiritual aspects. Clients are provided an opportunity for faith-based, christian perspective with biblical principals for hope & healing!
Upon retirement from public education in 2010, I embraced the opportunity to open a faith-based Christian counseling practice. It is a humbling experience to develop a counseling relationship with many different people from varied backgrounds. My heart's desire is to provide support and hope for families dealing with relational issues, marital, parenting and life changing events. Counseling services are offered to adults, adolescents, and children focused on emotional, mental, physical and spiritual aspects. Clients are provided an opportunity for faith-based, christian perspective with biblical principals for hope & healing!
(405) 657-5123 View (405) 657-5123
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Emma Johnson Austin
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perkins, OK 74059
Hello! I am a candidate for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in the state of Oklahoma. I specialize in working with children and adolescents and their families, especially in the areas of parent-child conflict, behavioral challenges, developmental transitions, and difficulty adjusting to life changes. I believe that change is more effective, and problems solved, when the child and their parents/caregivers (and any other available/applicable members of the family system) are present and engaged in therapy. I also work with couples, especially those experiencing communication challenges.
Hello! I am a candidate for licensure as a marriage and family therapist in the state of Oklahoma. I specialize in working with children and adolescents and their families, especially in the areas of parent-child conflict, behavioral challenges, developmental transitions, and difficulty adjusting to life changes. I believe that change is more effective, and problems solved, when the child and their parents/caregivers (and any other available/applicable members of the family system) are present and engaged in therapy. I also work with couples, especially those experiencing communication challenges.
(405) 873-6786 View (405) 873-6786
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Laura Black
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LLC
Verified Verified
Perkins, OK 74059
Clients come into counseling for many reasons. Those who have not had the opportunity to attend counseling previously may feel anxious. "Here I am meeting a stranger to tell them my life." "I'm not sure what I'm supposed to say. Do I have to tell everything?" "I'm not sure why I feel so bad." "Why do these thoughts keep going around in my head?"
Clients come into counseling for many reasons. Those who have not had the opportunity to attend counseling previously may feel anxious. "Here I am meeting a stranger to tell them my life." "I'm not sure what I'm supposed to say. Do I have to tell everything?" "I'm not sure why I feel so bad." "Why do these thoughts keep going around in my head?"
(405) 725-2867 View (405) 725-2867
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Jason K. White, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Perkins, OK 74059
I use a collaborative approach in which we work together to establish goals, make a plan for treatment, and continue to partner together in the process of counseling. I ask you to be responsible for whatever content you want to talk about at any given time, and I focus on the way we discuss your concerns so that it helps to build a trusting relationship so you can express your true feelings, find solutions for dealing with stressors, learn more about yourself, and get symptom relief.
I use a collaborative approach in which we work together to establish goals, make a plan for treatment, and continue to partner together in the process of counseling. I ask you to be responsible for whatever content you want to talk about at any given time, and I focus on the way we discuss your concerns so that it helps to build a trusting relationship so you can express your true feelings, find solutions for dealing with stressors, learn more about yourself, and get symptom relief.
(405) 451-2058 View (405) 451-2058

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Kay Cagle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Stillwater, OK 74076  (Online Only)
I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and can adapt to any population. I have an innate ability to connect and build rapport with my clients due to my strong passion for wanting to be the catalyst that helps them uncover and reach their full potential. I have worked alongside families, couples, individuals both in early adulthood, and after retirement. I find that no matter the age, culture, or views on life with clear boundaries, and measurable goals I am equipped to be a positive support system centered around the acceptance that aids in growth.
I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and can adapt to any population. I have an innate ability to connect and build rapport with my clients due to my strong passion for wanting to be the catalyst that helps them uncover and reach their full potential. I have worked alongside families, couples, individuals both in early adulthood, and after retirement. I find that no matter the age, culture, or views on life with clear boundaries, and measurable goals I am equipped to be a positive support system centered around the acceptance that aids in growth.
(682) 452-1149 View (682) 452-1149
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Zachary A. Walling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stillwater, OK 74074
Sometimes, when the unexpected happens our worlds seem to change. Making sense of what happened can be overwhelming and leave us feeling numb, angry, or fearful. We often resort to isolating ourselves and shutting the doors on things that previously brought us joy. Perhaps we feel on high alert with a constant need to monitor the safety of ourselves and our loved ones. We want peace of mind and relief, but it feels out of reach.
Sometimes, when the unexpected happens our worlds seem to change. Making sense of what happened can be overwhelming and leave us feeling numb, angry, or fearful. We often resort to isolating ourselves and shutting the doors on things that previously brought us joy. Perhaps we feel on high alert with a constant need to monitor the safety of ourselves and our loved ones. We want peace of mind and relief, but it feels out of reach.
(405) 351-7131 View (405) 351-7131
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Martha Higgins - Focusing On Trauma Anxiety Depression
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, IFS, MBST
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stillwater, OK 74074  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself struggling with finding clarity due to trauma, feeling like you don’t understand who you are, having feelings of worthlessness and like your relationships aren’t satisfying? Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship/intimacy difficulties, parenting concerns, self-esteem, impulse control and lack of motivation can be hard to overcome on your own. Maybe you find yourself frustrated and want to give up because changing how you’re responding to others and even yourself seems impossible. This is the place for you to better know the life you’re leading now, deal with complex trauma, phobias and life stressors.
Do you find yourself struggling with finding clarity due to trauma, feeling like you don’t understand who you are, having feelings of worthlessness and like your relationships aren’t satisfying? Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship/intimacy difficulties, parenting concerns, self-esteem, impulse control and lack of motivation can be hard to overcome on your own. Maybe you find yourself frustrated and want to give up because changing how you’re responding to others and even yourself seems impossible. This is the place for you to better know the life you’re leading now, deal with complex trauma, phobias and life stressors.
(405) 704-3473 View (405) 704-3473
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Megan Hobart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stillwater, OK 74074
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working in the Stillwater area specializing in individual treatment for a variety of concerns and lifestyles. I obtained a Masters degree in Counseling from a multiculturally sensitive and CACREP accredited program at Oklahoma State University. It is my pleasure to assist others in developing skills, owning their stories and improving quality of life for those who strive to do just that. If you are in need of reduced fee services and are interested in working with a supervised intern you please reach out to schedule an appointment.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working in the Stillwater area specializing in individual treatment for a variety of concerns and lifestyles. I obtained a Masters degree in Counseling from a multiculturally sensitive and CACREP accredited program at Oklahoma State University. It is my pleasure to assist others in developing skills, owning their stories and improving quality of life for those who strive to do just that. If you are in need of reduced fee services and are interested in working with a supervised intern you please reach out to schedule an appointment.
(405) 896-3860 View (405) 896-3860
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Chantel Weeks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCP, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stillwater, OK 74075
You probably woke up today and said that’s it, time to finally get my sh+t together….that Hogwarts letter ain’t coming! You are tired of your own bs and ready for change. Feeling like today is the same as yesterday! Laying in bed with your junk food, not wanting to get up, downing coffee like it’s an Olympic sport to have enough energy to make it through the day, and playing scenarios of what you would really like to say to your boss over and over in your head! Well, It's time to figure out how to manage that anxiety. YOU can make your own magic and take your life BACK!
You probably woke up today and said that’s it, time to finally get my sh+t together….that Hogwarts letter ain’t coming! You are tired of your own bs and ready for change. Feeling like today is the same as yesterday! Laying in bed with your junk food, not wanting to get up, downing coffee like it’s an Olympic sport to have enough energy to make it through the day, and playing scenarios of what you would really like to say to your boss over and over in your head! Well, It's time to figure out how to manage that anxiety. YOU can make your own magic and take your life BACK!
(405) 963-3771 View (405) 963-3771
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Melinda Schuster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stillwater, OK 74074
I’m guessing, those crap moments of life are getting the best of you. They bring chaos that can suck the life out of us and literally ruin some or all areas we have worked so hard to be successful in, relationships, career growth, raising amazing kids, or even the small things like keeping the kitchen clean not being late to work, brushing our teeth like we have been told our entire lives. Being consistently overwhelmed can create anxiety or depression, which often turns into isolation and irritation; and we become our worst critics. As you try to do all the things to manage life, there is still no relief.
I’m guessing, those crap moments of life are getting the best of you. They bring chaos that can suck the life out of us and literally ruin some or all areas we have worked so hard to be successful in, relationships, career growth, raising amazing kids, or even the small things like keeping the kitchen clean not being late to work, brushing our teeth like we have been told our entire lives. Being consistently overwhelmed can create anxiety or depression, which often turns into isolation and irritation; and we become our worst critics. As you try to do all the things to manage life, there is still no relief.
(405) 331-6984 View (405) 331-6984
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Carrie Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stillwater, OK 74074  (Online Only)
Are you weary today? Have you ever felt like no one could see or hear you? Like you were alone in a sea of hurt, confusion and sadness? Has anxiety got you trapped in a prison? I want to welcome you to a safe place where all of those thoughts, feelings and emotions are accepted as valid. I want to hear your full story and provide a safe, non-judgmental, listening ear for you in this time. Together, we will work to make sense of those feelings that are often so deep that you are exhausted all the way to your soul. We will lament and celebrate together. That path to healing can begin today.
Are you weary today? Have you ever felt like no one could see or hear you? Like you were alone in a sea of hurt, confusion and sadness? Has anxiety got you trapped in a prison? I want to welcome you to a safe place where all of those thoughts, feelings and emotions are accepted as valid. I want to hear your full story and provide a safe, non-judgmental, listening ear for you in this time. Together, we will work to make sense of those feelings that are often so deep that you are exhausted all the way to your soul. We will lament and celebrate together. That path to healing can begin today.
(918) 235-1441 View (918) 235-1441
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Kimberly Redlicki
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stillwater, OK 74074  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel that you have too much going on in your mind? You want to take action, but it’s hard to even get started? Are you in a transition, or having trouble coping with your stress? Making an appointment with a therapist is a courageous first step in your journey of healing and wellbeing.
Do you ever feel that you have too much going on in your mind? You want to take action, but it’s hard to even get started? Are you in a transition, or having trouble coping with your stress? Making an appointment with a therapist is a courageous first step in your journey of healing and wellbeing.
(310) 361-2636 View (310) 361-2636
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Garrett Pollert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Stillwater, OK 74076
I am a clinical psychologist able to treat a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, binge eating, and trauma. All treatments are based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy principles and are structured individually to your needs. I provide an open, safe, non-judgmental space where we can collaboratively work to reduce your symptoms and improve your life. In treatment, we set individualized goals, create a treatment plan specific to your needs, and focus on the most effective and up-to-date treatment methods for the difficulties you've been experiencing.
I am a clinical psychologist able to treat a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, binge eating, and trauma. All treatments are based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy principles and are structured individually to your needs. I provide an open, safe, non-judgmental space where we can collaboratively work to reduce your symptoms and improve your life. In treatment, we set individualized goals, create a treatment plan specific to your needs, and focus on the most effective and up-to-date treatment methods for the difficulties you've been experiencing.
(405) 356-6045 View (405) 356-6045
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Peggy L. Ferguson, PhD, LADC, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Stillwater, OK 74074  (Online Only)
Throughout my 40-year psychotherapy practice, I've guided countless individuals toward recovery and self-discovery. My mission is to support personal growth, treat distress, and empower individuals facing challenges. Whether addressing addiction, psychological hurdles, relationship happiness, or personal development, I'm here as a therapeutic guide, tutor, mentor, and clinician. I aim to provide knowledge and support, empowering you on your journey of self-discovery, recovery, and personal evolution.
Throughout my 40-year psychotherapy practice, I've guided countless individuals toward recovery and self-discovery. My mission is to support personal growth, treat distress, and empower individuals facing challenges. Whether addressing addiction, psychological hurdles, relationship happiness, or personal development, I'm here as a therapeutic guide, tutor, mentor, and clinician. I aim to provide knowledge and support, empowering you on your journey of self-discovery, recovery, and personal evolution.
(405) 873-7158 View (405) 873-7158
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Becky Aebi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHR, MSMH, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stillwater, OK 74074
“This is the last time I am giving therapy a try”. I have heard these words from many new clients that have had amazing success stories after working with me as their therapist. Not all therapists are the perfect fit for all clients. Let me be that person that helps you become UNSTUCK. You may wonder what makes my approach different than past experiences in therapy. I am a therapist that will help you process your symptoms, challenge your thoughts, give you homework, and keep you accountable. It is nice to process our day-to-day events, but processing alone can keep us feeling STUCK!
“This is the last time I am giving therapy a try”. I have heard these words from many new clients that have had amazing success stories after working with me as their therapist. Not all therapists are the perfect fit for all clients. Let me be that person that helps you become UNSTUCK. You may wonder what makes my approach different than past experiences in therapy. I am a therapist that will help you process your symptoms, challenge your thoughts, give you homework, and keep you accountable. It is nice to process our day-to-day events, but processing alone can keep us feeling STUCK!
(405) 972-8576 View (405) 972-8576
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Kk Sanchez
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Stillwater, OK 74074
Now accepting new clients! Hello there! My name is KK Sanchez and I work for A New Way Center. You deserve to be thriving in your life, not just surviving. I am a firm believer that as humans, our basic need is to be connected to others and to feel heard and understood. You are not meant to do this thing called life alone, and I am here to tag along for the ride to help you heal from past and present traumas, face anxieties, and let you share your story.
Now accepting new clients! Hello there! My name is KK Sanchez and I work for A New Way Center. You deserve to be thriving in your life, not just surviving. I am a firm believer that as humans, our basic need is to be connected to others and to feel heard and understood. You are not meant to do this thing called life alone, and I am here to tag along for the ride to help you heal from past and present traumas, face anxieties, and let you share your story.
(918) 376-7222 View (918) 376-7222
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DeLeah Poe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCP, LPC
Verified Verified
Stillwater, OK 74074
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Oklahoma Counseling Association (OCA). I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Counseling Psychology degree, both from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. My experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults and families in an outpatient setting as well as school-based setting. I incorporate solution-focused as well as cognitive-behavioral and reality based therapy solutions. I am EMDR fully trained.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Oklahoma Counseling Association (OCA). I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Counseling Psychology degree, both from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. My experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults and families in an outpatient setting as well as school-based setting. I incorporate solution-focused as well as cognitive-behavioral and reality based therapy solutions. I am EMDR fully trained.
(405) 381-8185 View (405) 381-8185

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Number of Therapists in Perkins, OK

< 10

Therapists in Perkins, OK who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Divorce
71% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Health Choice
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Perkins, OK see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Perkins?

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.