Therapists in Beaverton, OR

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Jaye Bahre
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Beaverton, OR 97007
Hello! My name is Jaye Bahre LPC; Oregon license C6120 I have practiced as a therapist for the last 15 years utilizing client-centered, solution-centered, strength-based style combined with empathy, validation and compassion to form a strong therapeutic relationship. I view my therapeutic role as one "with the heart of a teacher" in which I spend time finding out what the client desires in their life and then teach the client ways to create and attain their own vision of success through holistic, collaborative effort.
Hello! My name is Jaye Bahre LPC; Oregon license C6120 I have practiced as a therapist for the last 15 years utilizing client-centered, solution-centered, strength-based style combined with empathy, validation and compassion to form a strong therapeutic relationship. I view my therapeutic role as one "with the heart of a teacher" in which I spend time finding out what the client desires in their life and then teach the client ways to create and attain their own vision of success through holistic, collaborative effort.
(971) 320-7910 View (971) 320-7910
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Amy S Beard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, JD
Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Waitlist for new clients
When we feel stuck in patterns or held back by our pasts, it's hard to feel like we're living the lives we want. Reaching out to a therapist can be the first step in claiming your life as your own. Are you searching for direction or meaning in your life? Feeling stuck in a job, a relationship, or a recurring pattern? Feel like past or present pain is keeping you from being the person you want to be or living the life you want to live? Let's explore what brought you to this place in your life and help you find the path to being the best you that you want to be!
When we feel stuck in patterns or held back by our pasts, it's hard to feel like we're living the lives we want. Reaching out to a therapist can be the first step in claiming your life as your own. Are you searching for direction or meaning in your life? Feeling stuck in a job, a relationship, or a recurring pattern? Feel like past or present pain is keeping you from being the person you want to be or living the life you want to live? Let's explore what brought you to this place in your life and help you find the path to being the best you that you want to be!
(503) 868-2461 View (503) 868-2461
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Sarah Shaw Glidden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97003  (Online Only)
Hello, and it is a pleasure to meet you! As a counselor I provide an environment where you will receive unconditional positive regard, acceptance, and genuineness. I focus on helping my clients to feel secure and safe in the therapeutic environment so that deeper therapeutic work can be done, such as exploring and experimenting with new ways of being, changing unwanted behaviors, processing strong emotions, and learning to live in line with personal values. I am open to answering questions you might have, so please ask!
Hello, and it is a pleasure to meet you! As a counselor I provide an environment where you will receive unconditional positive regard, acceptance, and genuineness. I focus on helping my clients to feel secure and safe in the therapeutic environment so that deeper therapeutic work can be done, such as exploring and experimenting with new ways of being, changing unwanted behaviors, processing strong emotions, and learning to live in line with personal values. I am open to answering questions you might have, so please ask!
(971) 231-2938 View (971) 231-2938
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Jolene Molinaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Not accepting new clients
I work to help people find greater meaning, clarity and purpose - especially at important crossroads of change. Our view of self can be altered through past trauma, divorce, relocation, loss, illness, and new opportunities for growth can be embraced. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, and past trauma can lower motivation and activate old ways that no longer serve you today.
I work to help people find greater meaning, clarity and purpose - especially at important crossroads of change. Our view of self can be altered through past trauma, divorce, relocation, loss, illness, and new opportunities for growth can be embraced. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, and past trauma can lower motivation and activate old ways that no longer serve you today.
(971) 252-7239 View (971) 252-7239
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Luke Patrick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Beaverton, OR 97006
Do you have the heart of a competitive athlete or other high achiever? Do you find yourself seeking support as you navigate a course toward excellence? I'm a licensed sports psychologist, working with diverse competitive athletes and elite performers to manage high achievement demands, daily stress, relationship struggles, life changes (such as injury recovery and career transition), and more. The work often starts with basic problem solving, but ideally it leads to an unlocking of optimal experience. Finding a licensed psychologist like myself, with training and background in sports psychology, is an important key to success.
Do you have the heart of a competitive athlete or other high achiever? Do you find yourself seeking support as you navigate a course toward excellence? I'm a licensed sports psychologist, working with diverse competitive athletes and elite performers to manage high achievement demands, daily stress, relationship struggles, life changes (such as injury recovery and career transition), and more. The work often starts with basic problem solving, but ideally it leads to an unlocking of optimal experience. Finding a licensed psychologist like myself, with training and background in sports psychology, is an important key to success.
(971) 251-4378 View (971) 251-4378
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Black Therapist & Company. LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
Black Therapist & Company LLC was founded by Dr. Rosemarie Hemmings who has over 30 years of clinical social work experience and is also a public health practitioner. She identifies as Black and brings her lived experiences as a Black woman to all that she does. Her lived experiences and 30 years of expertise is reflected both in the service population that she prioritizes and her approach. When working with our clients, we take an intersectional approach that honors their lived experiences without judgment and we partner with our clients in co-developing services/goals in alignment with their personal values and cultural practices
Black Therapist & Company LLC was founded by Dr. Rosemarie Hemmings who has over 30 years of clinical social work experience and is also a public health practitioner. She identifies as Black and brings her lived experiences as a Black woman to all that she does. Her lived experiences and 30 years of expertise is reflected both in the service population that she prioritizes and her approach. When working with our clients, we take an intersectional approach that honors their lived experiences without judgment and we partner with our clients in co-developing services/goals in alignment with their personal values and cultural practices
(503) 563-2952 View (503) 563-2952
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Breana Evans
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Beaverton, OR 97006
Not accepting new clients
I firmly believe that each and every one of us does the best we can. I work with adults, teens, youth and families. I approach teens and youth just as I do adults, in a respectful, supportive, and understanding manner. I work to understand the root of the "problem," so healing may begin. I specialize in trauma, skills training, parent training, anxiety, and depression. For 12 years I worked at an inpatient setting with emotionally disturbed youth and their families. I have educated myself in a multitude of treatment modalities in order to meet each client where they are at.
I firmly believe that each and every one of us does the best we can. I work with adults, teens, youth and families. I approach teens and youth just as I do adults, in a respectful, supportive, and understanding manner. I work to understand the root of the "problem," so healing may begin. I specialize in trauma, skills training, parent training, anxiety, and depression. For 12 years I worked at an inpatient setting with emotionally disturbed youth and their families. I have educated myself in a multitude of treatment modalities in order to meet each client where they are at.
(503) 822-0183 View (503) 822-0183
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Diana Groener
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
Note: Please don't use the phone number provided by Psychology Today, I never get those messages. Email me instead or call 503-626-6226 ext 104 to leave a private voicemail. These last few years have been hard on everyone, changing relationships, priorities, and perspectives. I am honored to be your guide to building greater connection and meaning in your life. I work with individuals and couples on issues of sexuality, intimacy, and emotional expression. I also work with issues of vicarious trauma and burnout. I can help you reduce the conflict and stress in your life, developing greater resilience in the process.
Note: Please don't use the phone number provided by Psychology Today, I never get those messages. Email me instead or call 503-626-6226 ext 104 to leave a private voicemail. These last few years have been hard on everyone, changing relationships, priorities, and perspectives. I am honored to be your guide to building greater connection and meaning in your life. I work with individuals and couples on issues of sexuality, intimacy, and emotional expression. I also work with issues of vicarious trauma and burnout. I can help you reduce the conflict and stress in your life, developing greater resilience in the process.
(971) 273-5187 x104 View (971) 273-5187 x104
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Beth Shiveley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Counseling for Lasting Positive Change: I offer counseling for individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, identity development, trauma, life transitions (parenting, divorce, and empty nest) and for those wanting to work on relationships. If you want to change your role in how you handle current life circumstances, the clearest path is by making positive changes in your own life. Let me help you navigate this path to your change.
Counseling for Lasting Positive Change: I offer counseling for individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, identity development, trauma, life transitions (parenting, divorce, and empty nest) and for those wanting to work on relationships. If you want to change your role in how you handle current life circumstances, the clearest path is by making positive changes in your own life. Let me help you navigate this path to your change.
(503) 406-1545 View (503) 406-1545
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Aimee Cooley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
Are you ready to take control of your anxiety and depression and live a more fulfilling, peaceful life? Maybe you are noticing it's hard to relax and you are more irritable with your family than you have been before. Or maybe there are issues from your past that, no matter what you do, seem to keep resurfacing. I understand this suffering and believe with the right guidance and support, you can regain control and find your inner calm and your way back to your Self again. I work with adults facing numerous challenges; including anxiety, depression and life transitions. But I really have a passion for working with moms.
Are you ready to take control of your anxiety and depression and live a more fulfilling, peaceful life? Maybe you are noticing it's hard to relax and you are more irritable with your family than you have been before. Or maybe there are issues from your past that, no matter what you do, seem to keep resurfacing. I understand this suffering and believe with the right guidance and support, you can regain control and find your inner calm and your way back to your Self again. I work with adults facing numerous challenges; including anxiety, depression and life transitions. But I really have a passion for working with moms.
(971) 290-4933 View (971) 290-4933
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Kathleen Leavitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My passion is to support those that struggle with reliving past experiences, anxiety, fear, and negative thinking that makes it difficult to enjoy daily life, relationships, and simply being in one's own skin. I support people in reclaiming their lives, rewriting their narratives, and finding a new way forward in life. I am passionate about supporting people in overcoming shame and building a stronger sense of self. I can provide you with a safe space to process and explore, as well as concrete, evidence-based tools to address the things you are struggling with most.
My passion is to support those that struggle with reliving past experiences, anxiety, fear, and negative thinking that makes it difficult to enjoy daily life, relationships, and simply being in one's own skin. I support people in reclaiming their lives, rewriting their narratives, and finding a new way forward in life. I am passionate about supporting people in overcoming shame and building a stronger sense of self. I can provide you with a safe space to process and explore, as well as concrete, evidence-based tools to address the things you are struggling with most.
(971) 704-0875 View (971) 704-0875
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LCN Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97008  (Online Only)
As a Detroit lady living in Oregon(and helping Washingtonians) I'm bringing Motor City magic to your doorstep. My goal is helping you powerfully navigate the rest of your life. I work with the other New Kids On The Block which are Trauma, Grief, Anxiety and Depression because if one shows up they all show up! The disrespect is with that group is real and it's time to say goodbye, adios, sayonara to that unspoken entourage. I also have passion for treating Postpartum Depression and Maternal Mental Health. Dad's let's talk about how the baby blues impacts y'all too.
As a Detroit lady living in Oregon(and helping Washingtonians) I'm bringing Motor City magic to your doorstep. My goal is helping you powerfully navigate the rest of your life. I work with the other New Kids On The Block which are Trauma, Grief, Anxiety and Depression because if one shows up they all show up! The disrespect is with that group is real and it's time to say goodbye, adios, sayonara to that unspoken entourage. I also have passion for treating Postpartum Depression and Maternal Mental Health. Dad's let's talk about how the baby blues impacts y'all too.
(503) 376-8063 View (503) 376-8063
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Laura Huerta
Professional Counselor Associate
Verified
Beaverton, OR 97006
Life can be wonderful, but it also is full of hardships and struggles. Keeping it all inside often leads to more suffering. One can feel caught in patterns affecting all aspects of their lives, but I know people can grow. Therefore, I provide an environment of support, respect, warmth, and empathy where you are heard and seen. My passion is assisting traumatized and distressed patients in their healing. Common trauma symptoms include anxiety; depression; obsessions; compulsions; physical and emotional distress; difficulty concentrating, sleeping, connecting with others; negative feelings and thoughts; and feeling isolated, alone.
Life can be wonderful, but it also is full of hardships and struggles. Keeping it all inside often leads to more suffering. One can feel caught in patterns affecting all aspects of their lives, but I know people can grow. Therefore, I provide an environment of support, respect, warmth, and empathy where you are heard and seen. My passion is assisting traumatized and distressed patients in their healing. Common trauma symptoms include anxiety; depression; obsessions; compulsions; physical and emotional distress; difficulty concentrating, sleeping, connecting with others; negative feelings and thoughts; and feeling isolated, alone.
(971) 290-4864 View (971) 290-4864
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Jenny Murison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I work with the female adult population (over 18+) from a holistic counseling perspective viewing the individual not only as the self, but in conjunction with their history, circumstance, roles, relationships, values, and beliefs. I work with a compassionate, empathetic, and strengths-based approach.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I work with the female adult population (over 18+) from a holistic counseling perspective viewing the individual not only as the self, but in conjunction with their history, circumstance, roles, relationships, values, and beliefs. I work with a compassionate, empathetic, and strengths-based approach.
(971) 606-4523 View (971) 606-4523
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Kelly Sestero
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
NOW accepting clients. My practice focuses on mindfulness-based therapies, including MBCT, ACT and MiCBT. I specialize in working with adults with depression and anxiety to identify thinking patterns while using meditation and mindfulness to gain insight and acceptance. Also accepting candidates for Clinical Supervision toward licensure or ongoing supervisory support.
NOW accepting clients. My practice focuses on mindfulness-based therapies, including MBCT, ACT and MiCBT. I specialize in working with adults with depression and anxiety to identify thinking patterns while using meditation and mindfulness to gain insight and acceptance. Also accepting candidates for Clinical Supervision toward licensure or ongoing supervisory support.
(971) 233-4015 View (971) 233-4015
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Mary Hacopian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005
I work with adults of all ages, couples, adolescent, and families who are having trouble in their lives with relationships, struggling with daily life, and need someone to help guide them. It is my belief that there is an opportunity for everyone to thrive and to remain connected with others in the process. My approach is to first get to know you in order to build a strong therapeutic relationship. Once that is established, we then work on a common goal to help improve your daily functioning. I will collaborate with you to assure that the treatment you are getting is what you are seeking.
I work with adults of all ages, couples, adolescent, and families who are having trouble in their lives with relationships, struggling with daily life, and need someone to help guide them. It is my belief that there is an opportunity for everyone to thrive and to remain connected with others in the process. My approach is to first get to know you in order to build a strong therapeutic relationship. Once that is established, we then work on a common goal to help improve your daily functioning. I will collaborate with you to assure that the treatment you are getting is what you are seeking.
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Aundrea Paxton
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97007
Do you feel unseen or unknown? Do you feel discombobulated after a life change? Do you feel stuck in a relational pattern? Do you know you need some help but find it so hard to reach out for it? Life always throws curveballs and I would like to walk with you through the hard times.
Do you feel unseen or unknown? Do you feel discombobulated after a life change? Do you feel stuck in a relational pattern? Do you know you need some help but find it so hard to reach out for it? Life always throws curveballs and I would like to walk with you through the hard times.
(503) 852-5099 View (503) 852-5099
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Allie Patton
Professional Counselor Associate, MT-BC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97005
I’m a nationally board-certified & Oregon licensed music therapist, and registered professional counselor associate. I care deeply about connection, and helping people discover and accept their genuine inner self through creative arts and psychotherapy. I am currently working under the supervision of Andrew K Lundgren, M.A., LMFT, LPC at Dirkse Counseling & Consulting, Inc., in working towards my full licensure. In addition to therapy, I also offer neurodivergent-affirming assessment for Autism and ADHD. My assessment type cannot be used to obtain certain disability services. Please note there is a waitlist for assessment services.
I’m a nationally board-certified & Oregon licensed music therapist, and registered professional counselor associate. I care deeply about connection, and helping people discover and accept their genuine inner self through creative arts and psychotherapy. I am currently working under the supervision of Andrew K Lundgren, M.A., LMFT, LPC at Dirkse Counseling & Consulting, Inc., in working towards my full licensure. In addition to therapy, I also offer neurodivergent-affirming assessment for Autism and ADHD. My assessment type cannot be used to obtain certain disability services. Please note there is a waitlist for assessment services.
(971) 251-4704 View (971) 251-4704
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Maci N Elkins Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Beaverton, OR 97008
Not accepting new clients
I've been working with children, adolescents, and families for 25 years. As a parent myself, I'm familiar with the growing pains of raising a family. Each new day can be an adventure, whether we want it to be or not. I can assist you as you navigate the ups and downs of family life and parenting. I believe it's 'easier to build a child than to repair an adult.' Building a resilient, happy child begins at birth. Fostering resilience in your children through effective parenting and a supportive "village" is a gift they will have the rest of their lives.
I've been working with children, adolescents, and families for 25 years. As a parent myself, I'm familiar with the growing pains of raising a family. Each new day can be an adventure, whether we want it to be or not. I can assist you as you navigate the ups and downs of family life and parenting. I believe it's 'easier to build a child than to repair an adult.' Building a resilient, happy child begins at birth. Fostering resilience in your children through effective parenting and a supportive "village" is a gift they will have the rest of their lives.
(503) 713-6083 View (503) 713-6083
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Tom Swafford
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Beaverton, OR 97005
My belief is that we enter life with an inherent idea of who we are and what we want to accomplish. As we strive for acceptance, we cover ourselves in layers of others' expectations, eventually losing our ‘selves’ in the process. My desire is to help you strip away these layers to discover who you are at your core. We do this together by using feedback, intuitive healing, trauma informed therapy, dream work and active imagination. We do this by sitting with and listening to your stories of pain and unmet needs. We exchange heavier emotional layers with lighter ones until you can then stand in your own original brilliance.
My belief is that we enter life with an inherent idea of who we are and what we want to accomplish. As we strive for acceptance, we cover ourselves in layers of others' expectations, eventually losing our ‘selves’ in the process. My desire is to help you strip away these layers to discover who you are at your core. We do this together by using feedback, intuitive healing, trauma informed therapy, dream work and active imagination. We do this by sitting with and listening to your stories of pain and unmet needs. We exchange heavier emotional layers with lighter ones until you can then stand in your own original brilliance.
(503) 744-5872 View (503) 744-5872

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Number of Therapists in Beaverton, OR

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Beaverton, OR who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Aetna
53% PacificSource
45% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Beaverton, OR see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Beaverton?

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.