Therapists in Eugene, OR

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Photo of Renee Mann, Licensed Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR
Renee Mann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97401
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel anxious or depressed, and wonder what it would feel like to be at peace with yourself? Do you experience fleeting glimpses of happiness, but wonder what it would be like to experience genuine, ongoing joy? Are you experiencing distress in your relationships and wonder how to approach others with respect and care while having your needs met? I work with a variety of people who experience symptoms such as anxiety, depression, relationship distress, symptoms of PTSD, chronic and life threatening illnesses, chronic pain, grief and loss and bereavement.
Do you feel anxious or depressed, and wonder what it would feel like to be at peace with yourself? Do you experience fleeting glimpses of happiness, but wonder what it would be like to experience genuine, ongoing joy? Are you experiencing distress in your relationships and wonder how to approach others with respect and care while having your needs met? I work with a variety of people who experience symptoms such as anxiety, depression, relationship distress, symptoms of PTSD, chronic and life threatening illnesses, chronic pain, grief and loss and bereavement.
(458) 217-6837 View (458) 217-6837
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True Life Restorative
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97404
I genuinely believe freedom, health, wholeness, and hope are God-given possibilities for everyone. Unfortunately, these freedoms have been lost due to traumas, life patterns, and circumstances, and the human heart desperately seeks to regain them. With the right support, clients can pull on their resilient strengths to make responsible choices to function in a healthier life-sustaining way. Counseling and psychotherapy can assist in the understanding and healing process. It is a privilege to help restore to the individual what life events, relationships, or our own choices have stolen from us.
I genuinely believe freedom, health, wholeness, and hope are God-given possibilities for everyone. Unfortunately, these freedoms have been lost due to traumas, life patterns, and circumstances, and the human heart desperately seeks to regain them. With the right support, clients can pull on their resilient strengths to make responsible choices to function in a healthier life-sustaining way. Counseling and psychotherapy can assist in the understanding and healing process. It is a privilege to help restore to the individual what life events, relationships, or our own choices have stolen from us.
(541) 262-6430 View (541) 262-6430
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Julia Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Eugene, OR 97404  (Online Only)
Julia is a modern therapist with a deep belief in the power of authenticity and genuine connection to create an environment where you can feel truly seen and hear. She believes that true healing occurs within the context of a trusting therapeutic relationship. She values your unique story and perspective, and has built a practice centered around empathy, compassion, and understanding.
Julia is a modern therapist with a deep belief in the power of authenticity and genuine connection to create an environment where you can feel truly seen and hear. She believes that true healing occurs within the context of a trusting therapeutic relationship. She values your unique story and perspective, and has built a practice centered around empathy, compassion, and understanding.
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Attachement Based Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Eugene, OR 97404
What I hear most often from clients are, "I've been to other therapists, and you are different. This feels like I'm changing!" When you are with me, you will know that 100% of my attuned attention is with you. I pay attention to what you say, how you say it, what your body movement tells me, and what your history tells me. If you are seeking support for yourself for inner healing from trauma (all sorts), postpartum depression or anxiety, chronic illness, anxiety, panic, grief, life transitions, or you are in a relationship that needs support, contact me.
What I hear most often from clients are, "I've been to other therapists, and you are different. This feels like I'm changing!" When you are with me, you will know that 100% of my attuned attention is with you. I pay attention to what you say, how you say it, what your body movement tells me, and what your history tells me. If you are seeking support for yourself for inner healing from trauma (all sorts), postpartum depression or anxiety, chronic illness, anxiety, panic, grief, life transitions, or you are in a relationship that needs support, contact me.
(541) 402-4348 View (541) 402-4348
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Cascade Behavioral Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW, LPC, MA, LMFT
Verified
Eugene, OR 97408
Waitlist for new clients
Open to new OHP clients over 18. NOT ACCEPTING NEW COMMERCIAL CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. Our counselors work collaboratively with you to create a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. We provide guidance, support, and action plans towards your goals. Our mission at Cascade Behavioral Health is to help you successfully navigate whatever personal, family, or professional problems you are facing in order to live the happiest and healthiest life possible.
Open to new OHP clients over 18. NOT ACCEPTING NEW COMMERCIAL CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. Our counselors work collaboratively with you to create a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. We provide guidance, support, and action plans towards your goals. Our mission at Cascade Behavioral Health is to help you successfully navigate whatever personal, family, or professional problems you are facing in order to live the happiest and healthiest life possible.
(541) 855-3317 View (541) 855-3317
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Marna Cathleen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Eugene, OR 97402
Marna Cathleen works with individuals who strive to become stronger, more confident human beings so that they are able to be confident in who they are and what they believe. You will learn techniques to lower anxiety, manage depression, and stop panic so that you can think clearly, and navigate the new emerging world. Marna believes that healing happens when we access the bodies innate mechanism to heal itself.
Marna Cathleen works with individuals who strive to become stronger, more confident human beings so that they are able to be confident in who they are and what they believe. You will learn techniques to lower anxiety, manage depression, and stop panic so that you can think clearly, and navigate the new emerging world. Marna believes that healing happens when we access the bodies innate mechanism to heal itself.
(458) 224-1150 View (458) 224-1150
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Invictus Therapy and Consultation
Psychologist, PhD, LP, LCSW, MFT, LPC-A
Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
My office has 5 therapists accepting Pacific Source (OHP and Commercial) clients immediately. We work with individuals, families, and couples of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. We have training and experience working with individuals with ADHD, grief and loss, DID, psychosis, on the autism spectrum, in foster care, co-parenting, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, parenting skills, school problems, defiant behaviors and family reintegration. We have a clinician fluent in Spanish with much experience conducting therapy in Spanish.
My office has 5 therapists accepting Pacific Source (OHP and Commercial) clients immediately. We work with individuals, families, and couples of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. We have training and experience working with individuals with ADHD, grief and loss, DID, psychosis, on the autism spectrum, in foster care, co-parenting, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, PTSD, parenting skills, school problems, defiant behaviors and family reintegration. We have a clinician fluent in Spanish with much experience conducting therapy in Spanish.
(458) 209-3144 View (458) 209-3144
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Emily A Pyle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
Waitlist for new clients
However you are feeling at this moment, you have deep, natural sources of resilience inside you. My job as a therapist is to help you tap into the resources of your mind, body, and spirit, so that you can take charge of your own healing and growth. Often, the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors causing us the most difficulty right now have their roots in old coping strategies that once helped us to survive and care for ourselves. If you are struggling or stuck now, it may be because you are ready to let go of these old patterns and find new ways of being.
However you are feeling at this moment, you have deep, natural sources of resilience inside you. My job as a therapist is to help you tap into the resources of your mind, body, and spirit, so that you can take charge of your own healing and growth. Often, the feelings, thoughts, and behaviors causing us the most difficulty right now have their roots in old coping strategies that once helped us to survive and care for ourselves. If you are struggling or stuck now, it may be because you are ready to let go of these old patterns and find new ways of being.
(541) 735-9034 View (541) 735-9034
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Robin Hertz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Eugene, OR 97403
Not accepting new clients
Do you struggle with close relationships? Maybe you enjoy success in your profession, but feel unappreciated and insecure in your personal relationships, constantly striving for approval and affection. When things go wrong, do you feel out of control, saying and doing things you later regret? Or maybe you feel invisible and isolated, but the process of letting someone get close feels too risky and painful. Maybe you grew up in a good home where no one ever hit you, but it was an emotional desert, where nothing you did was ever good enough, and your feelings were ignored or even punished. You are not alone.
Do you struggle with close relationships? Maybe you enjoy success in your profession, but feel unappreciated and insecure in your personal relationships, constantly striving for approval and affection. When things go wrong, do you feel out of control, saying and doing things you later regret? Or maybe you feel invisible and isolated, but the process of letting someone get close feels too risky and painful. Maybe you grew up in a good home where no one ever hit you, but it was an emotional desert, where nothing you did was ever good enough, and your feelings were ignored or even punished. You are not alone.
(541) 305-7384 View (541) 305-7384
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Shannon McGrath
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
Not accepting new clients
It takes true courage to reach out for support. It’s my belief that we are each on our own unique journey through life. Choosing to work with a therapist can be significantly helpful with making sense of and navigating the layers of challenges, uncertainty, loss, transition, and traumatic circumstances that are experienced throughout life. I feel deeply honored to be a source of support and a witness to my clients’ journeys toward increased understanding, healing, growth, clarity, a greater sense of connection and wellbeing. Important to me is to offer a space with kindness, warmth, non-judgement, safe connection, and inclusivity.
It takes true courage to reach out for support. It’s my belief that we are each on our own unique journey through life. Choosing to work with a therapist can be significantly helpful with making sense of and navigating the layers of challenges, uncertainty, loss, transition, and traumatic circumstances that are experienced throughout life. I feel deeply honored to be a source of support and a witness to my clients’ journeys toward increased understanding, healing, growth, clarity, a greater sense of connection and wellbeing. Important to me is to offer a space with kindness, warmth, non-judgement, safe connection, and inclusivity.
(541) 920-1026 View (541) 920-1026
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Lorraine McKenzie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Eugene, OR 97401  (Online Only)
My therapeutic philosophy is that it is very possible, with the right kind of support, to recover from most mental health and life challenges. Let’s have a discussion about what you want to achieve, and we can come up with a plan that will help you live your best life. I treat the people I work with as "people first," rather than labels, cases, or subjects. Since I have been involved with healing work, the definitions for "disorders" has continually changed. Because I believe in the absolute and intrinsic beauty and worth of human beings, I'm more likely to frame something as a challenge or a difficulty than as disorder.
My therapeutic philosophy is that it is very possible, with the right kind of support, to recover from most mental health and life challenges. Let’s have a discussion about what you want to achieve, and we can come up with a plan that will help you live your best life. I treat the people I work with as "people first," rather than labels, cases, or subjects. Since I have been involved with healing work, the definitions for "disorders" has continually changed. Because I believe in the absolute and intrinsic beauty and worth of human beings, I'm more likely to frame something as a challenge or a difficulty than as disorder.
(458) 203-8649 View (458) 203-8649
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Tawnya Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CIMHP
Verified
Eugene, OR 97405  (Online Only)
I became particularly interested in the spiritual and existential aspects of integrative approaches after serving many clients with grief work and having conversations about spirituality and death. So, I studied to become a death doula, also known as an end-of-life doula or death midwife, out of a desire to not only educate myself further but be able to better serve and serve and support individuals and families during one of life's most profound experiences. After the world collapsed into a pandemic, I've noticed an increase in clients wanting to talk more about the concept of death and mortality.
I became particularly interested in the spiritual and existential aspects of integrative approaches after serving many clients with grief work and having conversations about spirituality and death. So, I studied to become a death doula, also known as an end-of-life doula or death midwife, out of a desire to not only educate myself further but be able to better serve and serve and support individuals and families during one of life's most profound experiences. After the world collapsed into a pandemic, I've noticed an increase in clients wanting to talk more about the concept of death and mortality.
(458) 203-3389 View (458) 203-3389
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Laurel Becker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
I am currently accepting new clients! I work with teens, adults, and couples. I believe that counseling can provide a safe place to explore ourselves and our world in new and positive ways. The struggles of life can feel overwhelming at times, and having someone to journey through these challenges with allows for hope and growth, ultimately building a roadmap toward a more content and fulfilling life. It is an honor to be a part of each client's personal journey of restoration and freedom.
I am currently accepting new clients! I work with teens, adults, and couples. I believe that counseling can provide a safe place to explore ourselves and our world in new and positive ways. The struggles of life can feel overwhelming at times, and having someone to journey through these challenges with allows for hope and growth, ultimately building a roadmap toward a more content and fulfilling life. It is an honor to be a part of each client's personal journey of restoration and freedom.
(458) 235-4741 View (458) 235-4741
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Ky Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Eugene, OR 97405
Currently welcoming new couples and individual clients. I am offering therapy online via televideo as well as in nature-based settings with walk/talks and sitting spaces. If you are struggling with relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, life transitions, low self esteem, and other mental health challenges I am here to help. Through our work together you will increase your awareness of stuck patterns, learn to make desired changes, and step into living a more full & authentic life. I can help to provide you with the necessary tools, mindfulness skills, and somatic practices for improving your connection to self and others.
Currently welcoming new couples and individual clients. I am offering therapy online via televideo as well as in nature-based settings with walk/talks and sitting spaces. If you are struggling with relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, life transitions, low self esteem, and other mental health challenges I am here to help. Through our work together you will increase your awareness of stuck patterns, learn to make desired changes, and step into living a more full & authentic life. I can help to provide you with the necessary tools, mindfulness skills, and somatic practices for improving your connection to self and others.
(458) 203-1645 View (458) 203-1645
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Alexandra Winteraven
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Eugene, OR 97405  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Do you long for more pleasure, vitality, and joy in your life? Do you find that who you are becoming does not align with the dominant culture and are looking for new ways to identify, relate, and thrive? Are you in midlife feeling uninspired, restless, desire change and deep down know there is more to life than what you've been living but are unsure where to go next? Needing some individual support as you navigate unconventional relationship structures (poly/CNM/RA)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we might be a good fit to work together.
Accepting new clients. Do you long for more pleasure, vitality, and joy in your life? Do you find that who you are becoming does not align with the dominant culture and are looking for new ways to identify, relate, and thrive? Are you in midlife feeling uninspired, restless, desire change and deep down know there is more to life than what you've been living but are unsure where to go next? Needing some individual support as you navigate unconventional relationship structures (poly/CNM/RA)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we might be a good fit to work together.
(541) 229-8851 View (541) 229-8851
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Collective Elements Psychotherapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MFT
Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
Waitlist for new clients
We encourage individuals and couples to reach out to our agency if they would like to be added to our waitlist -:- Collective Elements Psychotherapy provides mental health counseling services to individuals, families and couples that are seeking support for a wide range of presenting issues and needs. Please visit the agency website for more information about our therapists.
We encourage individuals and couples to reach out to our agency if they would like to be added to our waitlist -:- Collective Elements Psychotherapy provides mental health counseling services to individuals, families and couples that are seeking support for a wide range of presenting issues and needs. Please visit the agency website for more information about our therapists.
(458) 217-6288 View (458) 217-6288
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Brett Anthony Vicario
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
Therapy is a transformational space. Whether there are clear obstacles to your mental health or you are curious to know yourself more fully, my hope is for you to view yourself with self-compassion and see your life context with more self-awareness. I greatly value the therapeutic relationship as a safe place to explore yourself and better understand your relational style. Exploring how family and culture influence your sense of self and the world are also important tools of self-discovery. In my approach, I collaboratively establish goals and expectations for our work together and am transparent about my methods and decisions.
Therapy is a transformational space. Whether there are clear obstacles to your mental health or you are curious to know yourself more fully, my hope is for you to view yourself with self-compassion and see your life context with more self-awareness. I greatly value the therapeutic relationship as a safe place to explore yourself and better understand your relational style. Exploring how family and culture influence your sense of self and the world are also important tools of self-discovery. In my approach, I collaboratively establish goals and expectations for our work together and am transparent about my methods and decisions.
(458) 206-4527 View (458) 206-4527
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Kate Gillespie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
We are collectively experiencing a major upheaval in our world, and because of this we are at point where we can make positive social change. The pain of deep wounds caused by generations of suffering and injustice impacts our day to day lives. The systems that we live in are significantly out of date, and in turn they are harmful to our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Healing on an individual level is the first step to healing families and communities. Reaching for support can make an important difference in navigating difficult feelings, memories, and situations.
We are collectively experiencing a major upheaval in our world, and because of this we are at point where we can make positive social change. The pain of deep wounds caused by generations of suffering and injustice impacts our day to day lives. The systems that we live in are significantly out of date, and in turn they are harmful to our mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Healing on an individual level is the first step to healing families and communities. Reaching for support can make an important difference in navigating difficult feelings, memories, and situations.
(458) 216-5981 View (458) 216-5981
Photo of Maxwell Sears, Licensed Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR
Maxwell Sears
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
Accepting New Clients for May Start Time: I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families on a variety of issues. My specialties include a focus on anxiety, addiction and trauma. My work with clients is very solution focused in nature. I aim to utilize the strengths my clients already possess in order to bring progress into all facets of their life. I appreciate the opportunity to join my clients in their change process and look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about my services.
Accepting New Clients for May Start Time: I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families on a variety of issues. My specialties include a focus on anxiety, addiction and trauma. My work with clients is very solution focused in nature. I aim to utilize the strengths my clients already possess in order to bring progress into all facets of their life. I appreciate the opportunity to join my clients in their change process and look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have about my services.
(541) 995-7356 View (541) 995-7356
Melanie Sellers
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
Eugene, OR 97401
I am accepting new clients! I believe that therapy facilitates a transformative process and our sessions will aim to facilitate your journey toward wholeness and self-discovery. The pace of our work will be guided by your comfort and readiness. I believe that nature provides a unique perspective to the therapy process and that nature is always a part of us. Exploring metaphors within nature may enhance our discussions and contribute to the holistic nature of your therapeutic journey.
I am accepting new clients! I believe that therapy facilitates a transformative process and our sessions will aim to facilitate your journey toward wholeness and self-discovery. The pace of our work will be guided by your comfort and readiness. I believe that nature provides a unique perspective to the therapy process and that nature is always a part of us. Exploring metaphors within nature may enhance our discussions and contribute to the holistic nature of your therapeutic journey.
(541) 537-8747 View (541) 537-8747

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Number of Therapists in Eugene, OR

700+

Average cost per session

$164

Therapists in Eugene, OR who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Trauma and PTSD
77% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
74% Stress
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% PacificSource
46% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
43% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Eugene, OR see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
22% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Eugene?

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.