Therapists in Portland, OR

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Photo of Rebeca Beeman, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Portland, OR
Rebeca Beeman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97282
I believe that we were all born complete and whole, deserving of lives that are happy and healthy. The experience of being human is full of potential and it is also complicated and sometimes painful. There can be challenges and pitfalls along the way – sometimes making it difficult to flourish or have the lives and relationships we would ideally like. My goal as a therapist is to support my clients through a compassionate exploration of their experiences (present and past), paying close attention to the places where they may feel stuck as well as the places where they feel free.
I believe that we were all born complete and whole, deserving of lives that are happy and healthy. The experience of being human is full of potential and it is also complicated and sometimes painful. There can be challenges and pitfalls along the way – sometimes making it difficult to flourish or have the lives and relationships we would ideally like. My goal as a therapist is to support my clients through a compassionate exploration of their experiences (present and past), paying close attention to the places where they may feel stuck as well as the places where they feel free.
(971) 245-2806 View (971) 245-2806
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Dr. Erin Fettes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210
Waitlist for new clients
I know that you’d like to be fully yourself, in deep connection with others and aligned with your highest sense of purpose and wellbeing. This can be challenging when traumas, interpersonal/societal harms and expectations keep you frozen, isolated, and unseen, without compassionate spaces to melt, connect and be witnessed. I focus on facilitating insight into self, relationships, early-life attachments, formative experiences, traumatic events. I draw from a variety of psychotherapy practices, including EMDR, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, DBT, CPT, and an integrative focus on relationship skills, emotions and emotional processing.
I know that you’d like to be fully yourself, in deep connection with others and aligned with your highest sense of purpose and wellbeing. This can be challenging when traumas, interpersonal/societal harms and expectations keep you frozen, isolated, and unseen, without compassionate spaces to melt, connect and be witnessed. I focus on facilitating insight into self, relationships, early-life attachments, formative experiences, traumatic events. I draw from a variety of psychotherapy practices, including EMDR, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, DBT, CPT, and an integrative focus on relationship skills, emotions and emotional processing.
(503) 386-4370 View (503) 386-4370
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Hawthorne Healing Center, LLC - Courtney Arban
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
If you're struggling to cope with life's challenges, yet hoping to find greater peace and fulfillment, I may be able to help. In honoring the collaborative nature of counseling, I intend to be present and compassionately walk alongside you as you deepen your understanding of self. I provide individual therapy and aid in increasing self-awareness and self-esteem, facing challenging life transitions, processing trauma, managing moods, becoming more assertive and setting healthier boundaries, and improving communication and intimacy in relationships (including parenting).
If you're struggling to cope with life's challenges, yet hoping to find greater peace and fulfillment, I may be able to help. In honoring the collaborative nature of counseling, I intend to be present and compassionately walk alongside you as you deepen your understanding of self. I provide individual therapy and aid in increasing self-awareness and self-esteem, facing challenging life transitions, processing trauma, managing moods, becoming more assertive and setting healthier boundaries, and improving communication and intimacy in relationships (including parenting).
(503) 843-8467 View (503) 843-8467
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Jennifer Levi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
We all have the capacity to heal. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space for you to find your truth from within. I approach with a trauma informed curiosity and engage in multiple modalities of intervention. My clinical experience has been in health care supporting individuals and the people that care about them cope with significant life changes related to health, loss, adjustment and grief. I have experience working in an interprofessional setting and have learned how to navigate successful relationships with my health care partners. I also teach in the graduate school of social work at Portland State University.
We all have the capacity to heal. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space for you to find your truth from within. I approach with a trauma informed curiosity and engage in multiple modalities of intervention. My clinical experience has been in health care supporting individuals and the people that care about them cope with significant life changes related to health, loss, adjustment and grief. I have experience working in an interprofessional setting and have learned how to navigate successful relationships with my health care partners. I also teach in the graduate school of social work at Portland State University.
(503) 743-0615 View (503) 743-0615
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Pacific Center for Mind & Health
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97204
At Pacific Center for Mind & Health, we are building a team of highly trained therapists to meet the diverse mental health needs of the Portland community. It is our goal to make the process of beginning your mental heath journey as seamless as possible by providing a welcoming and inclusive environment that is designed to allow judgement free introspection. Reach out today for a free initial assessment to see how we can help you.
At Pacific Center for Mind & Health, we are building a team of highly trained therapists to meet the diverse mental health needs of the Portland community. It is our goal to make the process of beginning your mental heath journey as seamless as possible by providing a welcoming and inclusive environment that is designed to allow judgement free introspection. Reach out today for a free initial assessment to see how we can help you.
(971) 571-5193 View (971) 571-5193
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Kate Parker-Shames
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97213
Not accepting new clients
I provide therapeutic support for individual adults, children, and families around significant life transitions. Being human means that we experience transition and change. Some changes are expected and slower in nature. Some are abrupt and traumatic. Through my calm presence, strong support, and our therapeutic relationship, I can help you move through these transitions, and gain insight, healing, and change. I offer a nonjudgmental space where we can explore together sources of your pain or distress, while developing new ways of interacting with your self and others. I offer empathy, experience, and expertise to help you heal.
I provide therapeutic support for individual adults, children, and families around significant life transitions. Being human means that we experience transition and change. Some changes are expected and slower in nature. Some are abrupt and traumatic. Through my calm presence, strong support, and our therapeutic relationship, I can help you move through these transitions, and gain insight, healing, and change. I offer a nonjudgmental space where we can explore together sources of your pain or distress, while developing new ways of interacting with your self and others. I offer empathy, experience, and expertise to help you heal.
(971) 252-3208 View (971) 252-3208
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Dr. Marcia Zumbahlen
Psychologist, PhD, IMHS
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
I specialize in neuro-development, with a particular focus on autism and associated conditions (e.g., sensory processing difficulties, ADHD, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder). My training in Developmental Psychology, Infant Mental Health, and Clinical Neuropsychology, and my 30+ years experience, have taught me to put parents first, intervene early, and collaborate with medical doctors, developmental therapists, and schools for the strongest outcomes in these conditions.
I specialize in neuro-development, with a particular focus on autism and associated conditions (e.g., sensory processing difficulties, ADHD, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder). My training in Developmental Psychology, Infant Mental Health, and Clinical Neuropsychology, and my 30+ years experience, have taught me to put parents first, intervene early, and collaborate with medical doctors, developmental therapists, and schools for the strongest outcomes in these conditions.
(503) 483-8658 View (503) 483-8658
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Dr. Rebecca Youssef
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97239  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with feeling disconnected from your life and the things that are important to you? Do you feel lost and unsure of the next steps you'd like to take in your life? It is so difficult when life throws pain and suffering your way, when you feel you have little control amidst chaos and stress, or when you feel stuck in routines and habits that are no longer working for you. It takes courage to recognize when you need a change, to take the steps you need to honor yourself, and to help yourself move forward in ways that are most aligned with how you want to live your life.
Are you struggling with feeling disconnected from your life and the things that are important to you? Do you feel lost and unsure of the next steps you'd like to take in your life? It is so difficult when life throws pain and suffering your way, when you feel you have little control amidst chaos and stress, or when you feel stuck in routines and habits that are no longer working for you. It takes courage to recognize when you need a change, to take the steps you need to honor yourself, and to help yourself move forward in ways that are most aligned with how you want to live your life.
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The Gender and Sex Therapy Clinic, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
Finding trustworthy professionals to help you with intimate issues is embarrassing and difficult. You can find a safe space in therapy when you can find it nowhere else. This is my most important skill, something not learned in school: unconditional positive acceptance and honest, non-threatening communication about intimate problems. Here you will find sensitivity to private behaviors which are regarded with non-judgmental acceptance and respect, never shame nor intolerance. Now accepting CareOregon members.
Finding trustworthy professionals to help you with intimate issues is embarrassing and difficult. You can find a safe space in therapy when you can find it nowhere else. This is my most important skill, something not learned in school: unconditional positive acceptance and honest, non-threatening communication about intimate problems. Here you will find sensitivity to private behaviors which are regarded with non-judgmental acceptance and respect, never shame nor intolerance. Now accepting CareOregon members.
(360) 209-2950 View (360) 209-2950
Photo of Malia Graves, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Portland, OR
Malia Graves
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97215  (Online Only)
Are you feeling like your relationships are stressed, disconnected, or just not the same as they used to be? Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or not like yourself? - Learning how to manage our emotions and communicate effectively can be tricky, but especially with our families and partners. Don't take on the challenge alone, build the skills to manage your mental health effectively with the support of a licensed mental health professional. My intention is to support your healing and guide you towards sustainable goals that will let you feel safe, heard, and connected. Let me help you take the first steps towards growth!
Are you feeling like your relationships are stressed, disconnected, or just not the same as they used to be? Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, or not like yourself? - Learning how to manage our emotions and communicate effectively can be tricky, but especially with our families and partners. Don't take on the challenge alone, build the skills to manage your mental health effectively with the support of a licensed mental health professional. My intention is to support your healing and guide you towards sustainable goals that will let you feel safe, heard, and connected. Let me help you take the first steps towards growth!
(971) 308-5256 View (971) 308-5256
Photo of Maryann Hanlon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
Maryann Hanlon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97212
I am a very interactive therapist and consider the client/therapist relationship to be critical to our work together. I work with couples struggling with issues such as infidelity, anger, anxiety, midlife crises, child management, communication. etc… I am a thirty year experiençed marriage/ couples counselor. I work with couples of all genders as well.
I am a very interactive therapist and consider the client/therapist relationship to be critical to our work together. I work with couples struggling with issues such as infidelity, anger, anxiety, midlife crises, child management, communication. etc… I am a thirty year experiençed marriage/ couples counselor. I work with couples of all genders as well.
(971) 251-1983 View (971) 251-1983
Photo of Alex MacLeod, Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR
Alex MacLeod
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, CRC, NCC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97214
When we adapt to an oppressive environment, we are often left feeling scattered, anxious, depressed, numb, and disconnected. What’s really tricky is that we’re often not even aware of how we ended up there, we just know that it hurts. In therapy, you can learn how to widen your awareness of yourself, to encounter and even befriend the parts of yourself that cause tension and conflict in your everyday life.
When we adapt to an oppressive environment, we are often left feeling scattered, anxious, depressed, numb, and disconnected. What’s really tricky is that we’re often not even aware of how we ended up there, we just know that it hurts. In therapy, you can learn how to widen your awareness of yourself, to encounter and even befriend the parts of yourself that cause tension and conflict in your everyday life.
(503) 744-5144 View (503) 744-5144
Photo of Heather Ackles LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
Heather Ackles LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You have lost faith in your ability to make decisions, fearing a repeat of past mistakes. 'Was that too much?' 'What does that mean?' You're re-reading text threads. You prioritize the needs of others over your own, losing yourself in the process. Asking yourself: "Are these even my choices? What am I protecting? Who am I trying to be in relationships? What do I want?" Relationships (breakups, separation, dating, divorce) bring up anxiety, depression and self-judgment - affecting the relationship we have with ourselves. -> And this is your opportunity to define what’s missing, unpack who you are, and strengthen your foundation.
You have lost faith in your ability to make decisions, fearing a repeat of past mistakes. 'Was that too much?' 'What does that mean?' You're re-reading text threads. You prioritize the needs of others over your own, losing yourself in the process. Asking yourself: "Are these even my choices? What am I protecting? Who am I trying to be in relationships? What do I want?" Relationships (breakups, separation, dating, divorce) bring up anxiety, depression and self-judgment - affecting the relationship we have with ourselves. -> And this is your opportunity to define what’s missing, unpack who you are, and strengthen your foundation.
(503) 498-6879 View (503) 498-6879
Photo of Danette C. Gillespie-Otto, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portland, OR
Danette C. Gillespie-Otto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97213
Communion is being together and speaking the language of the heart. It is a spiritual and psychological journey with a companion who cares. If you are seeking peace, clarity, deeper meaning in life, more satisfaction in your relationships, greater creativity, and improved well-being, I am here to assist you on your journey of wellness. I specialize in working with Women of Color. If anxiety, grief, past trauma, racism, internalized oppression, cultural dislocation, workplace or relationship stress prevent you from being who you want to be, I am here to help you find your true Self.
Communion is being together and speaking the language of the heart. It is a spiritual and psychological journey with a companion who cares. If you are seeking peace, clarity, deeper meaning in life, more satisfaction in your relationships, greater creativity, and improved well-being, I am here to assist you on your journey of wellness. I specialize in working with Women of Color. If anxiety, grief, past trauma, racism, internalized oppression, cultural dislocation, workplace or relationship stress prevent you from being who you want to be, I am here to help you find your true Self.
(503) 766-5783 x482 View (503) 766-5783 x482
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Christina H Irvine
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97212
Dr. Irvine specializes in working with children and adolescents, and sees clients ages 5-17 only. She primarily utilizes cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and play therapy to address a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, ADHD, high-functioning autism, OCD, and emotional/ behavioral difficulties. She has experience working with highly gifted and "twice exceptional" children.
Dr. Irvine specializes in working with children and adolescents, and sees clients ages 5-17 only. She primarily utilizes cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and play therapy to address a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, ADHD, high-functioning autism, OCD, and emotional/ behavioral difficulties. She has experience working with highly gifted and "twice exceptional" children.
(971) 306-4365 x104 View (971) 306-4365 x104
Photo of Mind Map Psychoeducational Services, Psychologist in Portland, OR
Mind Map Psychoeducational Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
We are a psychological assessment clinic that specializes in conducting assessments for children, teens, and young adults including those for learning disabilities (such as Dyslexia), Autism, ADHD, giftedness, anxiety, and depression. Our approach is compassionate, collaborative, and thorough. One of the goals of the assessment is to provide an in-depth understanding of the young person’s strengths and to uncover the causes of their challenges. Another goal is to provide families, teachers, and other individuals who work with the student with evidence-based recommendations so that they can succeed and thrive in their life.
We are a psychological assessment clinic that specializes in conducting assessments for children, teens, and young adults including those for learning disabilities (such as Dyslexia), Autism, ADHD, giftedness, anxiety, and depression. Our approach is compassionate, collaborative, and thorough. One of the goals of the assessment is to provide an in-depth understanding of the young person’s strengths and to uncover the causes of their challenges. Another goal is to provide families, teachers, and other individuals who work with the student with evidence-based recommendations so that they can succeed and thrive in their life.
(503) 461-1239 View (503) 461-1239
Photo of Chris Ferrante, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Chris Ferrante, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97210  (Online Only)
I provide individual counseling for adults living in Oregon and Washington, as well as clinical supervision to Masters-level counselors working toward licensure as an LPC in Oregon. Counseling can be helpful in numerous ways. Some examples include: building skills to manage anxiety and mood, overcoming obsessions and compulsions, working through past trauma, and overcoming fear of social situations. I take a client-centered, integrative approach and utilize evidence-based practices, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness.
I provide individual counseling for adults living in Oregon and Washington, as well as clinical supervision to Masters-level counselors working toward licensure as an LPC in Oregon. Counseling can be helpful in numerous ways. Some examples include: building skills to manage anxiety and mood, overcoming obsessions and compulsions, working through past trauma, and overcoming fear of social situations. I take a client-centered, integrative approach and utilize evidence-based practices, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness.
(503) 436-6291 View (503) 436-6291
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Theresa Halter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97223  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe that everyone has the ability to live a balanced and fulfilling life. Change is inevitable and natural. During challenging times, we seek the path back to our inner wisdom. As a school counselor and teacher for twenty five years, I learned a great deal about how unique our learning and personality styles are. I enjoy helping adults embrace who they are to gain clarity, improve relationships, cope with stress, and regain a sense of well-being.
I believe that everyone has the ability to live a balanced and fulfilling life. Change is inevitable and natural. During challenging times, we seek the path back to our inner wisdom. As a school counselor and teacher for twenty five years, I learned a great deal about how unique our learning and personality styles are. I enjoy helping adults embrace who they are to gain clarity, improve relationships, cope with stress, and regain a sense of well-being.
(458) 236-5887 View (458) 236-5887
Photo of Brianne Copeland, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
Brianne Copeland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97217
Sometimes, as humans, we get wounded in ways that are so deep, they are difficult to name. Perhaps you have lost loved ones along the way, or can't find meaning in your story. Have you ever inventoried your life to discover that it is not what you want it to be? Do you feel haunted by memories? Maybe you engage in self-destructive or numbing behaviors that you wish you could change, but find that making those changes is easier said than done. My goal is to create a trustworthy space where we can work through whatever it is you bring in, on your search for healing, fulfillment, and wholeness.
Sometimes, as humans, we get wounded in ways that are so deep, they are difficult to name. Perhaps you have lost loved ones along the way, or can't find meaning in your story. Have you ever inventoried your life to discover that it is not what you want it to be? Do you feel haunted by memories? Maybe you engage in self-destructive or numbing behaviors that you wish you could change, but find that making those changes is easier said than done. My goal is to create a trustworthy space where we can work through whatever it is you bring in, on your search for healing, fulfillment, and wholeness.
(971) 233-2704 View (971) 233-2704
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Salus
LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
Your mental health is important! Connecting with family, friends and the world around you can be difficult if you are struggling with worry, extreme sadness, stress or trauma. Counseling can lessen the burden of your daily struggles and foster a healthy life.
Your mental health is important! Connecting with family, friends and the world around you can be difficult if you are struggling with worry, extreme sadness, stress or trauma. Counseling can lessen the burden of your daily struggles and foster a healthy life.
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Number of Therapists in Portland, OR

3,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% PacificSource
47% Aetna
38% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Portland, OR see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
21% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Portland?

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.