Therapists in Tulsa, OK

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Becky van der Hagen
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tulsa, OK 74119
Are you are a guardian who is seeking help for your child? I could be the person you are looking for. I am therapist who specializes in working with children. I work with children starting at age 3. In therapy, I work on helping children have better awareness of their emotions, how to express their emotions in a healthy way, increase frustration tolerance, and process their life experiences. I also work with the children’s guardians to improve the parent/child relationship as well as help the parents be responsive to their children’s emotional and behavioral needs.
Are you are a guardian who is seeking help for your child? I could be the person you are looking for. I am therapist who specializes in working with children. I work with children starting at age 3. In therapy, I work on helping children have better awareness of their emotions, how to express their emotions in a healthy way, increase frustration tolerance, and process their life experiences. I also work with the children’s guardians to improve the parent/child relationship as well as help the parents be responsive to their children’s emotional and behavioral needs.
(539) 210-3110 View (539) 210-3110
Photo of Casey Ritchie, LPC, LADC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Casey Ritchie
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC
Verified Verified
Tulsa, OK 74135
Waitlist for new clients
All humans have inherent worth, yet I believe a lack of self-worth is at the core of all emotional pain. I use a narrative approach to allow clients to share their story as they see it and then help them reframe to build a life that better meets their desired goals. Self-defeating behaviors created to cope with difficult situations, such as trauma, gender identity and a lack of validation, can be changed when identified and understood. I join my client on their journey to become the person they desire. I am a member of World Professional Association of Health and of International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
All humans have inherent worth, yet I believe a lack of self-worth is at the core of all emotional pain. I use a narrative approach to allow clients to share their story as they see it and then help them reframe to build a life that better meets their desired goals. Self-defeating behaviors created to cope with difficult situations, such as trauma, gender identity and a lack of validation, can be changed when identified and understood. I join my client on their journey to become the person they desire. I am a member of World Professional Association of Health and of International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
(918) 716-9568 View (918) 716-9568
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Petra Russell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tulsa, OK 74133  (Online Only)
Hello you! You’re so brave to be seeking out support. What a great gift you’re giving yourself! I know it can be so hard sometimes to figure out how and why you respond to situations the way you do. Or maybe you know why, and you don’t know how to respond differently. Maybe emotions feel scary, and you don’t know how to express them. Maybe you struggle with communicating your needs or boundaries to your family, partner or self. Maybe anxiety or depression or trauma responses are so familiar it feels impossible to exist in a world without them.
Hello you! You’re so brave to be seeking out support. What a great gift you’re giving yourself! I know it can be so hard sometimes to figure out how and why you respond to situations the way you do. Or maybe you know why, and you don’t know how to respond differently. Maybe emotions feel scary, and you don’t know how to express them. Maybe you struggle with communicating your needs or boundaries to your family, partner or self. Maybe anxiety or depression or trauma responses are so familiar it feels impossible to exist in a world without them.
(918) 212-9566 View (918) 212-9566
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Dr. Kelly A James
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, EMDR, ECP1, BCP2, BCP3
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Tulsa, OK 74133  (Online Only)
Want to heal your memories faster and get on with your life? Offering EMDR intensive sessions of 2-4 hours on Fridays. Clients are able to move through their trauma quickly and then can go live their life. Are you feeling the way you want to feel? Are you living the life you want to live? Are your beliefs limiting you? Are you questioning whether your beliefs are valid. By tapping into the beliefs of your subconscious and superconscious mind to discover what you really believe and then make the changes that you want, you can change your life..
Want to heal your memories faster and get on with your life? Offering EMDR intensive sessions of 2-4 hours on Fridays. Clients are able to move through their trauma quickly and then can go live their life. Are you feeling the way you want to feel? Are you living the life you want to live? Are your beliefs limiting you? Are you questioning whether your beliefs are valid. By tapping into the beliefs of your subconscious and superconscious mind to discover what you really believe and then make the changes that you want, you can change your life..
(918) 637-5533 View (918) 637-5533
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Donald A Myers III
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tulsa, OK 74120
Do you feel stuck? Like you've tried everything just to feel different or to make life better? Anxiety, depression, stress, and other life events can get in the way of living life to your fullest. If you don't feel like yourself, how are we supposed to operate normally? Sometimes, all of these things can interfere beyond our own minds, they can get in the way of work, relationships, family, and our passions. You are ready to be unstuck, ready for some peace, and ready for some change. Book your session today to get the process started.
Do you feel stuck? Like you've tried everything just to feel different or to make life better? Anxiety, depression, stress, and other life events can get in the way of living life to your fullest. If you don't feel like yourself, how are we supposed to operate normally? Sometimes, all of these things can interfere beyond our own minds, they can get in the way of work, relationships, family, and our passions. You are ready to be unstuck, ready for some peace, and ready for some change. Book your session today to get the process started.
(539) 200-6072 View (539) 200-6072
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Joyful LIving Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tulsa, OK 74135
By taking this courageous step towards change, you're already on the path to healing. At Joyful Living Counseling, my passion is helping people live more authentic lives. This may involve guiding you through the process of setting boundaries, learning new coping skills, addressing trauma, or overcoming behaviors that may be holding you back. My goal is to assist you in discovering your most authentic self, empowering you to live the life you've always desired.
By taking this courageous step towards change, you're already on the path to healing. At Joyful Living Counseling, my passion is helping people live more authentic lives. This may involve guiding you through the process of setting boundaries, learning new coping skills, addressing trauma, or overcoming behaviors that may be holding you back. My goal is to assist you in discovering your most authentic self, empowering you to live the life you've always desired.
(918) 276-7355 View (918) 276-7355
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Adam D. Muly
Pre-Licensed Professional, MAPC, LPC-C
Verified Verified
Tulsa, OK 74136
I would love to hear your story! As a counselor, I am honored to hear the stories of so many individuals. Each one is so unique. Simultaneously, each one is a beautifully broken picture of a human seeking betterment. It is my greatest pleasure to enter into those stories for a time and offer what help I can. Your story started long before I meet you, and I honor that. We are in this process together and we are both imperfect, but you are enough, and the process of therapy can truly help you change your life forever.
I would love to hear your story! As a counselor, I am honored to hear the stories of so many individuals. Each one is so unique. Simultaneously, each one is a beautifully broken picture of a human seeking betterment. It is my greatest pleasure to enter into those stories for a time and offer what help I can. Your story started long before I meet you, and I honor that. We are in this process together and we are both imperfect, but you are enough, and the process of therapy can truly help you change your life forever.
(918) 731-3330 View (918) 731-3330
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Abigail Bliss
Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR/BC
Verified Verified
Tulsa, OK 74105
I’ve been an LPC and art therapist for awhile now but I’ve been an artist most of my life. Being able to blend art and therapy has been personally and professionally rewarding. We can talk through your emotional struggles. But for clients interested in exploring a nonverbal means of expression through the art process, art therapy can be the shift that is needed for change and healing. My work with clients includes help with anxiety, depression, greif/loss, relationships, stress, trauma and more. I work with clients to help them process their life challenges and discover solutions.
I’ve been an LPC and art therapist for awhile now but I’ve been an artist most of my life. Being able to blend art and therapy has been personally and professionally rewarding. We can talk through your emotional struggles. But for clients interested in exploring a nonverbal means of expression through the art process, art therapy can be the shift that is needed for change and healing. My work with clients includes help with anxiety, depression, greif/loss, relationships, stress, trauma and more. I work with clients to help them process their life challenges and discover solutions.
(918) 265-3701 x4 View (918) 265-3701 x4
Photo of James A Simmons, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
James A Simmons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tulsa, OK 74107
Hello and welcome! My name is James Simmons, and I am a Christian counselor dedicated to helping individuals and families find healing, hope, and restoration through the power of faith and professional counseling. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I believe that God uniquely created and loved every person and that we all have the potential to live fulfilling and purposeful lives. However, I also understand that life's challenges, traumas, and struggles can sometimes hinder our ability to experience the abundant life that God desires for us. Let's journey together to find hope in your current situation.
Hello and welcome! My name is James Simmons, and I am a Christian counselor dedicated to helping individuals and families find healing, hope, and restoration through the power of faith and professional counseling. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I believe that God uniquely created and loved every person and that we all have the potential to live fulfilling and purposeful lives. However, I also understand that life's challenges, traumas, and struggles can sometimes hinder our ability to experience the abundant life that God desires for us. Let's journey together to find hope in your current situation.
(918) 300-3725 View (918) 300-3725
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Julie Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tulsa, OK 74114
Waitlist for new clients
I believe fully in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. I am passionate about hearing each individual's story and supporting them through any life transition they find themselves in. There is no person that is immune to the difficulties of day-to-day life, and I think there is power in meeting people where they are and showing them that there is always hope and a capacity for healing. I want to help each client identify where they want to see change in their life, and to facilitate growth through uncovering whatever obstacles are preventing them from experiencing fulfillment.
I believe fully in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. I am passionate about hearing each individual's story and supporting them through any life transition they find themselves in. There is no person that is immune to the difficulties of day-to-day life, and I think there is power in meeting people where they are and showing them that there is always hope and a capacity for healing. I want to help each client identify where they want to see change in their life, and to facilitate growth through uncovering whatever obstacles are preventing them from experiencing fulfillment.
(918) 609-2202 View (918) 609-2202
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Taylor Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tulsa, OK 74133  (Online Only)
My predominant theoretical model is solution focused. It is a very respectful form of therapy, and respects each client's cultural beliefs, religious beliefs, and personal journey. One of the things I love most about my role, is witnessing other's journey, and helping them move through struggles and life challenges.
My predominant theoretical model is solution focused. It is a very respectful form of therapy, and respects each client's cultural beliefs, religious beliefs, and personal journey. One of the things I love most about my role, is witnessing other's journey, and helping them move through struggles and life challenges.
(918) 675-0206 View (918) 675-0206
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Maggie Kirkpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tulsa, OK 74136
Are you feeling stressed or “stuck” and unsure about your next steps? Life can be hard and reaching out for help takes courage. I am so glad you’re here! My approach to therapy is guided by the belief that you are the expert and together we can discover the inner wisdom that already resides within you.
Are you feeling stressed or “stuck” and unsure about your next steps? Life can be hard and reaching out for help takes courage. I am so glad you’re here! My approach to therapy is guided by the belief that you are the expert and together we can discover the inner wisdom that already resides within you.
(539) 210-3876 View (539) 210-3876
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Scott Rainwater
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tulsa, OK 74119
I see myself as a navigator. You are the captain. You decide where you want to go. I may have a few good maps to help you get there. It's your boat. You decide how fast or slow. Let me help you build a sturdy ship. So that no matter what stormy seas you find yourself in, you know how to rely on the resources within you. And around you. And how to keep them strong. We are indeed complex creatures. We need to stay in touch by learning about the many ways to find peace and understanding about what things mean. And what we can do about it. And you don't have to do it alone. I'll walk with you.
I see myself as a navigator. You are the captain. You decide where you want to go. I may have a few good maps to help you get there. It's your boat. You decide how fast or slow. Let me help you build a sturdy ship. So that no matter what stormy seas you find yourself in, you know how to rely on the resources within you. And around you. And how to keep them strong. We are indeed complex creatures. We need to stay in touch by learning about the many ways to find peace and understanding about what things mean. And what we can do about it. And you don't have to do it alone. I'll walk with you.
(539) 209-4634 View (539) 209-4634
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Jason L Williams, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tulsa, OK 74145
With today's constant demands and pressures streaming in from every direction, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, enraged, and/or addicted--basically, symptomatic. Navigating life today can be terrifying. I specialize in helping co-create more effective, enjoyable ways of engaging life and dwelling deeply in one's unique existence. I accompany individuals, couples and families as a professional, experienced and effective guide through these difficult times. With the proper attention, cultivation and realization the difficult times can become the nutrient rich soil for growth and meaning.
With today's constant demands and pressures streaming in from every direction, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, enraged, and/or addicted--basically, symptomatic. Navigating life today can be terrifying. I specialize in helping co-create more effective, enjoyable ways of engaging life and dwelling deeply in one's unique existence. I accompany individuals, couples and families as a professional, experienced and effective guide through these difficult times. With the proper attention, cultivation and realization the difficult times can become the nutrient rich soil for growth and meaning.
(539) 444-5182 View (539) 444-5182
Photo of Sarah McKemie, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sarah McKemie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tulsa, OK 74127  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach is collaborative, non-judgmental, and client-centered. My intent is to help you uncover inner strengths and build skills to develop a stronger relationship with yourself and others. My work is grounded in mindfulness, somatic interventions, attachment theory, psycho-education, and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Together we can create a pace and way of working that feels safe and affirming for you.
My therapeutic approach is collaborative, non-judgmental, and client-centered. My intent is to help you uncover inner strengths and build skills to develop a stronger relationship with yourself and others. My work is grounded in mindfulness, somatic interventions, attachment theory, psycho-education, and Internal Family Systems (IFS). Together we can create a pace and way of working that feels safe and affirming for you.
(918) 972-1376 View (918) 972-1376
Photo of Ruth E Sizemore, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ruth E Sizemore
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tulsa, OK 74135  (Online Only)
I'm currently taking new clients,accepting United Healthcare & Healthchoice!I'm passionate about collaborating with clients who are ready to get unstuck and live an authentic life with compassion and joy.If you struggle with emotional overwhelm, feelings of being stuck,internal or relational conflict, or desire to grow but can't seem to move forward then I would love to work with you!I utilize a blend of brain based, subconscious,body/mind connection approaches to bypass the thinking brain and really get to the heart of the matter.Your brain, body, and emotions can work for you!Let's discover your unique healing journey together!
I'm currently taking new clients,accepting United Healthcare & Healthchoice!I'm passionate about collaborating with clients who are ready to get unstuck and live an authentic life with compassion and joy.If you struggle with emotional overwhelm, feelings of being stuck,internal or relational conflict, or desire to grow but can't seem to move forward then I would love to work with you!I utilize a blend of brain based, subconscious,body/mind connection approaches to bypass the thinking brain and really get to the heart of the matter.Your brain, body, and emotions can work for you!Let's discover your unique healing journey together!
(539) 232-0575 View (539) 232-0575
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Kim Gustin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tulsa, OK 74134  (Online Only)
Life can be messy & gets complicated. Sometimes we just need someone on our side. I have 25 years of experience doing just that for many who have faced grief & loss, traumatic life experiences or challenging transitions, as well as those struggling with depression and anxiety. Whatever you are going through, I am here to provide a safe place where you can share your struggles. I will listen, offer options, amplify choices, examine beliefs & values, promote radical acceptance, and foster love. I provide empathy, non-judgment, validation and a safe space while you sort through the barriers to the life you want.
Life can be messy & gets complicated. Sometimes we just need someone on our side. I have 25 years of experience doing just that for many who have faced grief & loss, traumatic life experiences or challenging transitions, as well as those struggling with depression and anxiety. Whatever you are going through, I am here to provide a safe place where you can share your struggles. I will listen, offer options, amplify choices, examine beliefs & values, promote radical acceptance, and foster love. I provide empathy, non-judgment, validation and a safe space while you sort through the barriers to the life you want.
(918) 347-4850 View (918) 347-4850
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Jasmine Rowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tulsa, OK 74119
Accepting New Clients. Different seasons of life can open doors to various experiences that we may find challenging, intimidating, painful, or unfulfilling. Past methods of coping with daily stressors, or our way of simply being in the world may no longer feel authentic or true to who we are. I work with clients to explore and identify patterns of thinking and behaviors that are unhelpful; confront discrepancies and limitations that prevent forward movement; enhance self-love and acceptance; and ultimately empower clients to create a life that is more meaningful, intentional, and fulfilling.
Accepting New Clients. Different seasons of life can open doors to various experiences that we may find challenging, intimidating, painful, or unfulfilling. Past methods of coping with daily stressors, or our way of simply being in the world may no longer feel authentic or true to who we are. I work with clients to explore and identify patterns of thinking and behaviors that are unhelpful; confront discrepancies and limitations that prevent forward movement; enhance self-love and acceptance; and ultimately empower clients to create a life that is more meaningful, intentional, and fulfilling.
(918) 900-1511 View (918) 900-1511
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Sharon Ann Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Tulsa, OK 74135
Instability and insecurity in our world lead to stress in our mind and body, which makes life harder than it needs to be. Having support through this can make all the difference. We have all been through experiences that have left us shaken, hurt, afraid or devastated. The way back to health and balance can be daunting without support. My mission is to travel your path with you and help you navigate your way to peace, happiness and fulfillment.
Instability and insecurity in our world lead to stress in our mind and body, which makes life harder than it needs to be. Having support through this can make all the difference. We have all been through experiences that have left us shaken, hurt, afraid or devastated. The way back to health and balance can be daunting without support. My mission is to travel your path with you and help you navigate your way to peace, happiness and fulfillment.
(539) 328-7519 View (539) 328-7519
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Dr. Paul K Shields
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD
Verified Verified
Tulsa, OK 74135
All of us, at some point in our lives, are going to experience a significant emotional struggle. Whether individual or relational, we all encounter sometimes brief, sometimes longer, periods where our struggle may begin to feel overwhelming. My practice is founded on treating clients with a comprehensive psychosocial approach. Most individuals realize medication can temporarily retard the progress of symptoms through symptom reduction. Alone, medication cannot resolve the personal issues associated with long term increases in quality of life. I believe my best professional strengths are an abiding respect for the individual coming into my office, and a reliable resource to explore, educate and inform persons about critical life issues.
All of us, at some point in our lives, are going to experience a significant emotional struggle. Whether individual or relational, we all encounter sometimes brief, sometimes longer, periods where our struggle may begin to feel overwhelming. My practice is founded on treating clients with a comprehensive psychosocial approach. Most individuals realize medication can temporarily retard the progress of symptoms through symptom reduction. Alone, medication cannot resolve the personal issues associated with long term increases in quality of life. I believe my best professional strengths are an abiding respect for the individual coming into my office, and a reliable resource to explore, educate and inform persons about critical life issues.
(539) 245-5183 View (539) 245-5183

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Tulsa, OK

600+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Tulsa, OK who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Health Choice

How Therapists in Tulsa, OK see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Tulsa?

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.