Therapists in Bend, OR

Photo of Mary Elizabeth Reiss in Bend, OR
Mary Elizabeth Reiss
CPLC, MCPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703
Imagine walking into an interview with the confidence that you will ace it or having a discussion with a colleague or your partner and feeling understood . I hold a graduate degree and I am a masters certified coach with extensive training in executive functioning. I work with individuals, families, and couples experiencing ADHD and executive functioning skills challenges. I educate and support my clients in developing and improving skills, including organization, time management, emotional regulation, communication, conflict resolution, goal attainment, and more.
Imagine walking into an interview with the confidence that you will ace it or having a discussion with a colleague or your partner and feeling understood . I hold a graduate degree and I am a masters certified coach with extensive training in executive functioning. I work with individuals, families, and couples experiencing ADHD and executive functioning skills challenges. I educate and support my clients in developing and improving skills, including organization, time management, emotional regulation, communication, conflict resolution, goal attainment, and more.
(458) 232-1300 View (458) 232-1300
Photo of D'Arcy Swanson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bend, OR
D'Arcy Swanson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97702
Struggling with relationships, disturbing emotions, traumatic pasts, despair, addictions, utter confusion, all of this has meaning and the potential to propel us toward a better life. My job is to help people understand the process of what's happening and provide tools, skills and insights to navigate not just this situation, but future ones as well. So often people focus on symptoms instead of causes. Sometimes it's about managing symptoms, but more often there awaits an opportunity to get to the root and grow through and beyond this obstacle, to be more aware, capable and resilient than ever before.
Struggling with relationships, disturbing emotions, traumatic pasts, despair, addictions, utter confusion, all of this has meaning and the potential to propel us toward a better life. My job is to help people understand the process of what's happening and provide tools, skills and insights to navigate not just this situation, but future ones as well. So often people focus on symptoms instead of causes. Sometimes it's about managing symptoms, but more often there awaits an opportunity to get to the root and grow through and beyond this obstacle, to be more aware, capable and resilient than ever before.
(541) 516-1459 View (541) 516-1459
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Linda Luther-Starbird
Psychologist, PhD, MA, BS, MFA
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701  (Online Only)
I work primarily with adults & seniors who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and transitions. I provide a warm and supportive environment to help you define the problem you are struggling with and learn tools to create solutions. I offer traditional supportive therapy, along with exploration, solution focused methods, positive psychology and mindfulness tools to move you to a stronger position. We live in a very stressful era, and I value teaching clients a variety of ways to decrease anxiety, build resilience, and create more happiness. I am working only online at this time.
I work primarily with adults & seniors who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and transitions. I provide a warm and supportive environment to help you define the problem you are struggling with and learn tools to create solutions. I offer traditional supportive therapy, along with exploration, solution focused methods, positive psychology and mindfulness tools to move you to a stronger position. We live in a very stressful era, and I value teaching clients a variety of ways to decrease anxiety, build resilience, and create more happiness. I am working only online at this time.
(503) 743-0582 View (503) 743-0582
Photo of Kim K. Livingston, M.A., Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Bend, OR
Kim K. Livingston, M.A.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTI
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97709  (Online Only)
I believe that the foundation upon which an individual's emotional, psychological, and physical health may thrive is determined by the strength of that individual's relationship with "self". My treatment style is holistic and integrated, its core components being that of empathy, authenticity, and collaboration. My areas of practice include relational issues experienced throughout the lifespan, trauma, moral injury, sexual/gender issues, and issues pertaining to chronic illness and addiction. I provide services for those within the military culture, LGBTQI community, and for caretakers experiencing compassion fatigue.
I believe that the foundation upon which an individual's emotional, psychological, and physical health may thrive is determined by the strength of that individual's relationship with "self". My treatment style is holistic and integrated, its core components being that of empathy, authenticity, and collaboration. My areas of practice include relational issues experienced throughout the lifespan, trauma, moral injury, sexual/gender issues, and issues pertaining to chronic illness and addiction. I provide services for those within the military culture, LGBTQI community, and for caretakers experiencing compassion fatigue.
(541) 303-9092 View (541) 303-9092
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Christine H Gieben
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97702
Hi! I am a psychologist who recently moved to Bend from Portland. I have been in practice for 15 years and really enjoy working with both individuals and couples who want something more from life. I am a transformational healer who believes in the power each of us holds to shape our own futures. Exploration and resolution of old patterns and blocks, as well as focused intention setting are primary areas of focus in my practice. I believe everyone has the power to heal from past hurts and traumas to lead richer, more fulfilling lives.
Hi! I am a psychologist who recently moved to Bend from Portland. I have been in practice for 15 years and really enjoy working with both individuals and couples who want something more from life. I am a transformational healer who believes in the power each of us holds to shape our own futures. Exploration and resolution of old patterns and blocks, as well as focused intention setting are primary areas of focus in my practice. I believe everyone has the power to heal from past hurts and traumas to lead richer, more fulfilling lives.
(458) 236-5340 View (458) 236-5340
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Gerald Magaro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I provide psychotherapy and counseling to treat a range of emotional and behavioral issues for adults, couples and families. You may be seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress, trauma, PTSD, relationship and marital problems, and life transitions. I do my best to understand your presenting issues and concerns. By providing support, guidance and understanding I can help you to gain insight and wisdom, and work through difficult and painful feelings and conflicts. I encourage you to self-activate, understand yourself better, change unhealthy behavior and live with a greater sense of ease and well being.
I provide psychotherapy and counseling to treat a range of emotional and behavioral issues for adults, couples and families. You may be seeking help with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress, trauma, PTSD, relationship and marital problems, and life transitions. I do my best to understand your presenting issues and concerns. By providing support, guidance and understanding I can help you to gain insight and wisdom, and work through difficult and painful feelings and conflicts. I encourage you to self-activate, understand yourself better, change unhealthy behavior and live with a greater sense of ease and well being.
(541) 595-3560 View (541) 595-3560
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Melissa K Nelson
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97702  (Online Only)
Veterans, First Responders, families, individuals and teens. PTSD, MST, addiction, life transitions and grief. We will work together to find the best path for you to reach your personal goals. I also offer assistance in the process of obtaining Service Dogs and ESAs.
Veterans, First Responders, families, individuals and teens. PTSD, MST, addiction, life transitions and grief. We will work together to find the best path for you to reach your personal goals. I also offer assistance in the process of obtaining Service Dogs and ESAs.
(458) 232-4066 View (458) 232-4066
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Mid-Oregon Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703
A healthy life includes a balance of the mind, body and spirit. But what if you’re struggling to maintain that balance? Life certainly has a way of disrupting our world through unwanted events like grief, trauma, infertility and other difficult, very personal emotions. If you are struggling, we are here for you.
A healthy life includes a balance of the mind, body and spirit. But what if you’re struggling to maintain that balance? Life certainly has a way of disrupting our world through unwanted events like grief, trauma, infertility and other difficult, very personal emotions. If you are struggling, we are here for you.
(541) 640-5376 View (541) 640-5376
Photo of Liza Abelson-Gertler, Psychologist in Bend, OR
Liza Abelson-Gertler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am not currently accepting new patients, however if your need is not imminent I would be happy to add you to my waitlist. We all face challenges throughout our lives that can leave us feeling stuck, distressed, isolated or confused. During these times, therapy can help us to move towards the relief, change, and fulfillment we may be longing for. As a therapist, I strive to meet you wherever you are when we begin our work together. I see the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative one, offering safety, confidentiality, and support. Together we share an investment in your growth, healing and more lasting change.
I am not currently accepting new patients, however if your need is not imminent I would be happy to add you to my waitlist. We all face challenges throughout our lives that can leave us feeling stuck, distressed, isolated or confused. During these times, therapy can help us to move towards the relief, change, and fulfillment we may be longing for. As a therapist, I strive to meet you wherever you are when we begin our work together. I see the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative one, offering safety, confidentiality, and support. Together we share an investment in your growth, healing and more lasting change.
(458) 224-3854 View (458) 224-3854
Photo of Myers Neurofeedback & Counseling, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bend, OR
Myers Neurofeedback & Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97701
These are challenging times. Are you ready to feel better, more satisfied in your relationships and/or inspired by your work? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years experience in the mental health field. My practice includes neurofeedback, a safe, non-medication alternative for children and adults to help decrease symptoms which often get in the way of optimal functioning in daily life. In addition, I offer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness based skills and other psychotherapy techniques to provide an individualized treatment plan in order to empower and enhance positive change and growth.
These are challenging times. Are you ready to feel better, more satisfied in your relationships and/or inspired by your work? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years experience in the mental health field. My practice includes neurofeedback, a safe, non-medication alternative for children and adults to help decrease symptoms which often get in the way of optimal functioning in daily life. In addition, I offer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness based skills and other psychotherapy techniques to provide an individualized treatment plan in order to empower and enhance positive change and growth.
(541) 306-5749 View (541) 306-5749
Photo of Jennifer Murphy In Person Openings, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bend, OR
Jennifer Murphy In Person Openings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC II, CPT, RYT
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97702
Reflecting on our life patterns takes courage and I'm here to say you're worth it ! Allowing ourselves to receive support isn't something many of us were taught. I have been working in the therapeutic field for 32 years. I love collaborating with my client's natural and courageous ability to create healing within themselves and their relationships. I can help you break dysfunctional ways of interacting with yourself and your relationships. We all deserve to discover connection, understanding, true intimacy and enjoyment in our lives.
Reflecting on our life patterns takes courage and I'm here to say you're worth it ! Allowing ourselves to receive support isn't something many of us were taught. I have been working in the therapeutic field for 32 years. I love collaborating with my client's natural and courageous ability to create healing within themselves and their relationships. I can help you break dysfunctional ways of interacting with yourself and your relationships. We all deserve to discover connection, understanding, true intimacy and enjoyment in our lives.
(503) 386-0218 View (503) 386-0218
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Dr. De Anna Hellwich
PhD, MS
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
Do you crave growth & success in one (or all) of the following…relationship struggles, health & wellness issues, family & work stressors, Career stagnancy, Mental Health symptoms or need improved overall life functioning? Evolve Mental Health & Wellness Solutions can lead you to Evolve into a better you. Evolve uses Integrated Health Care & treats each person with patience & compassion in a kindly direct manner during the therapeutic process. Evolve’s Primary Mental Health Provider Dr. Hellwich aims to provide relief from symptoms & stressors, improve overall life functioning & move in a positive growth-focused direction in life.
Do you crave growth & success in one (or all) of the following…relationship struggles, health & wellness issues, family & work stressors, Career stagnancy, Mental Health symptoms or need improved overall life functioning? Evolve Mental Health & Wellness Solutions can lead you to Evolve into a better you. Evolve uses Integrated Health Care & treats each person with patience & compassion in a kindly direct manner during the therapeutic process. Evolve’s Primary Mental Health Provider Dr. Hellwich aims to provide relief from symptoms & stressors, improve overall life functioning & move in a positive growth-focused direction in life.
(458) 235-4271 View (458) 235-4271
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Maryam Mirahmadi
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A, MCOUN
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97702
Notice: While I am not currently accepting new clients, I would love to chat with you about referrals or getting onto my waitlist. I believe that we are relational beings, and the pathway towards healing is through connection. Together, we can explore how our experiences impact the way we show up in our current relationships with both others and ourselves. It is my role to set a compassionate, non-judgmental container that allows for deeply authentic self-expression. From this place, we can illuminate blind spots, examine coping strategies, and begin the work of healing on a nervous system level.
Notice: While I am not currently accepting new clients, I would love to chat with you about referrals or getting onto my waitlist. I believe that we are relational beings, and the pathway towards healing is through connection. Together, we can explore how our experiences impact the way we show up in our current relationships with both others and ourselves. It is my role to set a compassionate, non-judgmental container that allows for deeply authentic self-expression. From this place, we can illuminate blind spots, examine coping strategies, and begin the work of healing on a nervous system level.
(458) 217-6098 View (458) 217-6098
Photo of Lark Song Counseling LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bend, OR
Lark Song Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97702
Announcement- We have immediate openings, call or email today! As a practice we bring a holistic and collaborative approach to counseling. We see each client as their own individual self with a story. We work with individual adults and children to help them find their pathway to healing and strength through a client-centered approach. When working with children and families we maintain confidentiality for the child while not leaving the parents in the dark. We strive to create a therapeutic environment that is safe, respectful, and without judgment.
Announcement- We have immediate openings, call or email today! As a practice we bring a holistic and collaborative approach to counseling. We see each client as their own individual self with a story. We work with individual adults and children to help them find their pathway to healing and strength through a client-centered approach. When working with children and families we maintain confidentiality for the child while not leaving the parents in the dark. We strive to create a therapeutic environment that is safe, respectful, and without judgment.
(458) 224-6451 View (458) 224-6451
Photo of Kristi Heritage, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bend, OR
Kristi Heritage
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703
I am a licensed counselor in Missouri with over 6 years of experience. I specialize in trauma, crisis, and substance use but have been fortunate to work with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bi-polar, relationship issues, eating disorders, abuse, domestic and sexual violence, behavior modification, ADHD/ADD and more. I specialize in trauma, crisis, and substance use but have been fortunate to work with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bi-polar, relationship issues, eating disorders, abuse, domestic and sexual violence, behavior modification, ADHD/ADD and more.
I am a licensed counselor in Missouri with over 6 years of experience. I specialize in trauma, crisis, and substance use but have been fortunate to work with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bi-polar, relationship issues, eating disorders, abuse, domestic and sexual violence, behavior modification, ADHD/ADD and more. I specialize in trauma, crisis, and substance use but have been fortunate to work with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bi-polar, relationship issues, eating disorders, abuse, domestic and sexual violence, behavior modification, ADHD/ADD and more.
(458) 241-5589 View (458) 241-5589
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Danielle Snyder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701  (Online Only)
Do you feel the experiences of your life deeply? Struggle to understand why things seem to impact you more than your friends or peers? Do you seek to live a life that is meaningful, filled with joy and also rooted profoundly in truth and core values? Are you looking to build on your strengths and feel empowered to live your best life? As a therapist with over twelve years of practice, I practice trauma informed, positive psychology with a focus on strength-based empowerment. My work centers on helping my clients feel empowered to live their best lives while working through the issues that may be holding them back.
Do you feel the experiences of your life deeply? Struggle to understand why things seem to impact you more than your friends or peers? Do you seek to live a life that is meaningful, filled with joy and also rooted profoundly in truth and core values? Are you looking to build on your strengths and feel empowered to live your best life? As a therapist with over twelve years of practice, I practice trauma informed, positive psychology with a focus on strength-based empowerment. My work centers on helping my clients feel empowered to live their best lives while working through the issues that may be holding them back.
(458) 224-1254 View (458) 224-1254
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Richard Streeter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97701
I take a reality therapy/person-centered approach towards helping clients meet their emotional and mental health needs. My goal as a therapist is to provide a therapeutic environment where clients can safely explore barriers that impede their physical and emotional well-being.
I take a reality therapy/person-centered approach towards helping clients meet their emotional and mental health needs. My goal as a therapist is to provide a therapeutic environment where clients can safely explore barriers that impede their physical and emotional well-being.
(541) 527-7029 View (541) 527-7029
Photo of Phoebe S Clark, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bend, OR
Phoebe S Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97703
Currently accepting clients for morning appointments only. Office hours M-W 8am-6pm. As a Therapist I provide a safe, non judgmental, and compassionate environment for my clients to explore their own lives. My ideal client would come to therapy open, ready, and willing to engage in the therapeutic process. I believe that we are constantly creating and bettering ourselves and have the ability to overcome even life's hardest obstacles. We all have the ability to grow and heal and are capable of taking control of our own lives.
Currently accepting clients for morning appointments only. Office hours M-W 8am-6pm. As a Therapist I provide a safe, non judgmental, and compassionate environment for my clients to explore their own lives. My ideal client would come to therapy open, ready, and willing to engage in the therapeutic process. I believe that we are constantly creating and bettering ourselves and have the ability to overcome even life's hardest obstacles. We all have the ability to grow and heal and are capable of taking control of our own lives.
(541) 229-2568 View (541) 229-2568
Photo of Gayle L Dosher, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bend, OR
Gayle L Dosher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bend, OR 97702
Waitlist for new clients
These are extremely stressful times but you do not have to face it all alone. Depression and anxiety can lead, if left untreated, to isolation and self-destructive behaviors. Relationships may suffer and facing each day can feel overwhelming! In therapy, we work on restoring relationships. We work together to understand why you do what you do - then, change will come! Destructive patterns can be conquered. Trauma, stress, conflict, and great loss CAN lose their power. I love working with individual adults, families, couples, and teens who are ready to overcome their challenges.
These are extremely stressful times but you do not have to face it all alone. Depression and anxiety can lead, if left untreated, to isolation and self-destructive behaviors. Relationships may suffer and facing each day can feel overwhelming! In therapy, we work on restoring relationships. We work together to understand why you do what you do - then, change will come! Destructive patterns can be conquered. Trauma, stress, conflict, and great loss CAN lose their power. I love working with individual adults, families, couples, and teens who are ready to overcome their challenges.
(541) 246-6232 View (541) 246-6232
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Central Oregon Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bend, OR 97702  (Online Only)
Welcome! Therapy is a process of self-discovery. My goal for each session is to create a warm, approachable, and safe environment in which clients feel heard, understood, and empowered exploring and addressing issues in therapy, while cultivating self-awareness and healthy coping skills. In my practice, I work to build a caring, authentic, and collaborative client-therapist relationship as I believe fostering and nurturing the therapeutic alliance is the catalyst and essential for achieving and experiencing positive, lasting change in your relationships and life.
Welcome! Therapy is a process of self-discovery. My goal for each session is to create a warm, approachable, and safe environment in which clients feel heard, understood, and empowered exploring and addressing issues in therapy, while cultivating self-awareness and healthy coping skills. In my practice, I work to build a caring, authentic, and collaborative client-therapist relationship as I believe fostering and nurturing the therapeutic alliance is the catalyst and essential for achieving and experiencing positive, lasting change in your relationships and life.
(541) 320-7402 View (541) 320-7402

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bend, OR

500+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Bend, OR who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Self Esteem
76% Stress
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% PacificSource
55% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
39% Aetna

How Therapists in Bend, OR see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bend?

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.