Therapists in Bridlemile, Portland, OR

Photo of Andrea R Shepherd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bridlemile, Portland, OR
Andrea R Shepherd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I’m Andrea and I'm glad you're here. I work with adolescents and adults to treat a variety of mental and behavioral health conditions including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, family conflict, challenging behaviors, ADHD, cognitive distortions, and pre and postpartum mental health. I have nearly a decade of experience as a therapist in high levels of psychiatric care for children, adolescents and their families. In my most recent employment experience I have found great joy working with parents in various stages providing support and coaching with current evidenced based research interventions.
Hello! I’m Andrea and I'm glad you're here. I work with adolescents and adults to treat a variety of mental and behavioral health conditions including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, family conflict, challenging behaviors, ADHD, cognitive distortions, and pre and postpartum mental health. I have nearly a decade of experience as a therapist in high levels of psychiatric care for children, adolescents and their families. In my most recent employment experience I have found great joy working with parents in various stages providing support and coaching with current evidenced based research interventions.
(503) 966-3645 View (503) 966-3645
Photo of Annalisa Buller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bridlemile, Portland, OR
Annalisa Buller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221  (Online Only)
Are you a young woman struggling to maintain relationships? Do you struggle with understanding and expressing your emotions? Do you feel motivated but have so much anxiety you can’t even start on a task? Maybe you know what you want in life but can’t seem to get there. Together we will explore what makes you, you and how you envision growth in your life. With a trauma informed lens, I understand dealing with the repercussions is extremely difficult and hinders you from being able to live the life you want. Our goal is to help you gain emotional and mental freedom to live the authentic life you want!
Are you a young woman struggling to maintain relationships? Do you struggle with understanding and expressing your emotions? Do you feel motivated but have so much anxiety you can’t even start on a task? Maybe you know what you want in life but can’t seem to get there. Together we will explore what makes you, you and how you envision growth in your life. With a trauma informed lens, I understand dealing with the repercussions is extremely difficult and hinders you from being able to live the life you want. Our goal is to help you gain emotional and mental freedom to live the authentic life you want!
(503) 374-1961 View (503) 374-1961
Photo of Vivian Coles, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bridlemile, Portland, OR
Vivian Coles
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97219
Not accepting new clients
Do you want to make room in your life for joy, confidence and hope? My approach is informed, compassionate, and heart-centered. Finding body-centered techniques beneficial to the body, I pace therapy with your body's wisdom. I work to resolve traumatic stress patterns, transforming them to nurture your unique, individual unfolding. I utilize a developmental, humanistic approach, integrating my psychotherapy training. My desire is to be available to adults to assist them in opening doors they have been unable to open alone, helping them assimilate difficult material at their own pace.
Do you want to make room in your life for joy, confidence and hope? My approach is informed, compassionate, and heart-centered. Finding body-centered techniques beneficial to the body, I pace therapy with your body's wisdom. I work to resolve traumatic stress patterns, transforming them to nurture your unique, individual unfolding. I utilize a developmental, humanistic approach, integrating my psychotherapy training. My desire is to be available to adults to assist them in opening doors they have been unable to open alone, helping them assimilate difficult material at their own pace.
(503) 489-4221 View (503) 489-4221
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Brooke Kaufman
Professional Counselor Associate, LPC
Verified
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221  (Online Only)
The treatment I offer is holistic. I work with body, mind and spirit to bring about wholeness and harmony with your self and life. I offer a deep compassion for the difficult issues while at the same nurturing your inner strengths and resilience. I meet you where you are at in your journey, and together we engage in an experiential and exploratory process to identify what approach will best support your growth and result in a more embodied, connected and fulfilling life.
The treatment I offer is holistic. I work with body, mind and spirit to bring about wholeness and harmony with your self and life. I offer a deep compassion for the difficult issues while at the same nurturing your inner strengths and resilience. I meet you where you are at in your journey, and together we engage in an experiential and exploratory process to identify what approach will best support your growth and result in a more embodied, connected and fulfilling life.
(503) 300-2748 View (503) 300-2748
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Bridget Lovejoy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221  (Online Only)
I want to unfold. I don't want to stay folded anywhere, because where I am folded, there I am a lie, and I want my grasp of things to be true. - Rainer Maria Rilke. I love working with clients with all sorts of issues (anxiety, depression, relationship concerns and trauma) but I am especially interested in older couples. I have experience in gerontology and have been a couples therapist since 2003. And this work brings me great joy. My approach is eclectic but includes the work of John Gottman, David Burns, Prepare/Enrich, DBT, and Inquiry-Based Stress Reduction. And with individuals I do EMDR and other modalities.
I want to unfold. I don't want to stay folded anywhere, because where I am folded, there I am a lie, and I want my grasp of things to be true. - Rainer Maria Rilke. I love working with clients with all sorts of issues (anxiety, depression, relationship concerns and trauma) but I am especially interested in older couples. I have experience in gerontology and have been a couples therapist since 2003. And this work brings me great joy. My approach is eclectic but includes the work of John Gottman, David Burns, Prepare/Enrich, DBT, and Inquiry-Based Stress Reduction. And with individuals I do EMDR and other modalities.
(503) 461-7245 View (503) 461-7245
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Bart Colom
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , NCC, AFC
Verified
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221  (Online Only)
Creating an environment for healing, resilience and growth. Therapy is not just a process that leads to functioning, but flourishing, as you become the person you were born to be. We believe in the power of your dreams!
Creating an environment for healing, resilience and growth. Therapy is not just a process that leads to functioning, but flourishing, as you become the person you were born to be. We believe in the power of your dreams!
(503) 751-8934 View (503) 751-8934
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Megan Coggins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PMH-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221
Waitlist for new clients
If finding healthy relationships is hard for you, if you feel like your marriage is falling apart or you feel distant from your spouse, I can help. If you’re a new mom or you've been a parent for awhile and you feel alone, depressed, anxious, or unsure of yourself as a parent, I understand. If you or your spouse is pregnant and experiencing stress, feeling anxious or keyed up, feeling like you're never enough, I’m here for you. I can help you find the peace, healthy coping skills, relationship skills, and personal growth needed to live a happier and more whole life.
If finding healthy relationships is hard for you, if you feel like your marriage is falling apart or you feel distant from your spouse, I can help. If you’re a new mom or you've been a parent for awhile and you feel alone, depressed, anxious, or unsure of yourself as a parent, I understand. If you or your spouse is pregnant and experiencing stress, feeling anxious or keyed up, feeling like you're never enough, I’m here for you. I can help you find the peace, healthy coping skills, relationship skills, and personal growth needed to live a happier and more whole life.
(503) 854-5901 View (503) 854-5901
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Louise Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221
If you are experiencing difficulties in your relationships or you feel you are not living the life you were meant to live, I can help you. Perhaps you want to resolve indecision in some area of your life. Or you realize that you need help with anxiety or depression. Some people seek counseling when they have a problem controlling their behavior, such as drinking or arguing. Whatever your reason for wanting to change, please don’t wait to get yourself living the life you envision. Many people have experienced the changes you seek and I am looking forward to being a part of your success.
If you are experiencing difficulties in your relationships or you feel you are not living the life you were meant to live, I can help you. Perhaps you want to resolve indecision in some area of your life. Or you realize that you need help with anxiety or depression. Some people seek counseling when they have a problem controlling their behavior, such as drinking or arguing. Whatever your reason for wanting to change, please don’t wait to get yourself living the life you envision. Many people have experienced the changes you seek and I am looking forward to being a part of your success.
(503) 489-4285 View (503) 489-4285
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Josh Clark
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221
You are resilient. You can overcome trauma, heal from pain, rise up out of depression, and free yourself from the grip of anxiety. Brain science confirms our minds have a profound capacity for healing, especially when tapped into correctly. At Resilient Minds, LLC, my private practice, I specialize in comprehensive neuropsychological testing, psychological evaluations, and evidence-based therapy. With warmth, compassion and flexibility, I can help you reignite your innate capacity for connection, purpose, and resilience. Reach out today to get started, or visit my website at: www.resilientmindsllc.com.
You are resilient. You can overcome trauma, heal from pain, rise up out of depression, and free yourself from the grip of anxiety. Brain science confirms our minds have a profound capacity for healing, especially when tapped into correctly. At Resilient Minds, LLC, my private practice, I specialize in comprehensive neuropsychological testing, psychological evaluations, and evidence-based therapy. With warmth, compassion and flexibility, I can help you reignite your innate capacity for connection, purpose, and resilience. Reach out today to get started, or visit my website at: www.resilientmindsllc.com.
(971) 252-7493 View (971) 252-7493
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Julia McCoy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221  (Online Only)
I work with couples, families, and individuals. I conduct my practice in a way that is collaborative and respectful of clients, working together to reach your goals. I truly look forward to beginning this journey with you.
I work with couples, families, and individuals. I conduct my practice in a way that is collaborative and respectful of clients, working together to reach your goals. I truly look forward to beginning this journey with you.
(503) 386-9740 View (503) 386-9740
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Caroline Sabi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221
Not accepting new clients
I have had the privilege of witnessing people undergo the slow, extremely subtle and remarkable journey of healing and self-transformation. This process of psychological growth is astoundingly complex, multilayered, circular and even mysteriously numinous in its unfolding. My philosophy as a therapist is primarily on core transformation rather than merely symptom management and needless to say, I strongly believe in the centrality of the therapeutic relationship as a significant healing agent. Moving towards our wholeness necessitates the courage to first move into the wounded parts that we all have as members of the human species.
I have had the privilege of witnessing people undergo the slow, extremely subtle and remarkable journey of healing and self-transformation. This process of psychological growth is astoundingly complex, multilayered, circular and even mysteriously numinous in its unfolding. My philosophy as a therapist is primarily on core transformation rather than merely symptom management and needless to say, I strongly believe in the centrality of the therapeutic relationship as a significant healing agent. Moving towards our wholeness necessitates the courage to first move into the wounded parts that we all have as members of the human species.
(503) 994-9514 View (503) 994-9514
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Darla Harrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221  (Online Only)
Do you want to feel accepted and understood? Do you want to be happy? Would you like to work on improving areas of your life that are not fully satisfying you? I can help! Counseling can benefit anyone, but often it can be difficult to find a good counselor. My approach is respectful, non-judgmental and genuine. I support you and build upon your strengths to work toward positive change. I promote skill building and see the counseling relationship as a collaboration. Initiating change requires effort and my role is to support and encourage you in your efforts.
Do you want to feel accepted and understood? Do you want to be happy? Would you like to work on improving areas of your life that are not fully satisfying you? I can help! Counseling can benefit anyone, but often it can be difficult to find a good counselor. My approach is respectful, non-judgmental and genuine. I support you and build upon your strengths to work toward positive change. I promote skill building and see the counseling relationship as a collaboration. Initiating change requires effort and my role is to support and encourage you in your efforts.
(503) 980-1284 View (503) 980-1284
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Pearl District Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221
Not accepting new clients
** NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**I work with parents and children, married couples and individuals. I am interested in evaluating the whole person within their systems including, primary attachment relationships, implicit and explicit messages that adults received as children, the stress/ disease connection, looking at maladaptive patterns established in childhood that need to be corrected to return to the authentic self. I use the work of Gabor Mate, MD and Dan Siegel, MD in my treatment of individuals and families.
** NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**I work with parents and children, married couples and individuals. I am interested in evaluating the whole person within their systems including, primary attachment relationships, implicit and explicit messages that adults received as children, the stress/ disease connection, looking at maladaptive patterns established in childhood that need to be corrected to return to the authentic self. I use the work of Gabor Mate, MD and Dan Siegel, MD in my treatment of individuals and families.
(503) 866-1084 View (503) 866-1084
Photo of Devin Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor in Bridlemile, Portland, OR
Devin Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221
Each of us has capacity to grow, change, and better our quality of life, including you.
Each of us has capacity to grow, change, and better our quality of life, including you.
(503) 850-2863 View (503) 850-2863
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Aimee Pomerleau
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
14 Endorsed
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221
I am currently only accepting new neurofeedback clients through the Santa Cruz Neurofeedback Center, www.scneurofeedback.com. I will be supervising a LPCC Associate starting Fall 2023. + + Feeling overwhelmed or stuck? I can support you in the process of moving forward. Using present moment experience, we'll explore how you relate with yourself and others. In this way, you can learn to set boundaries, expand your emotional capacity, as well as give and receive love more deeply.
I am currently only accepting new neurofeedback clients through the Santa Cruz Neurofeedback Center, www.scneurofeedback.com. I will be supervising a LPCC Associate starting Fall 2023. + + Feeling overwhelmed or stuck? I can support you in the process of moving forward. Using present moment experience, we'll explore how you relate with yourself and others. In this way, you can learn to set boundaries, expand your emotional capacity, as well as give and receive love more deeply.
(831) 425-9168 View (831) 425-9168
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Amy Holbrook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCIII
Verified
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221
It can often feel like a brave step to decide to go to therapy. I specialize in recovery-- from old patterns that no longer serve you, problems with anxiety or depression, addiction, grief and relationships that are changing. Perhaps you are not sure what you need but you know something is just not quite right...Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to think carefully about your life, your history and what you hope for with a trained listener who can help you navigate and help you to figure important things out.
It can often feel like a brave step to decide to go to therapy. I specialize in recovery-- from old patterns that no longer serve you, problems with anxiety or depression, addiction, grief and relationships that are changing. Perhaps you are not sure what you need but you know something is just not quite right...Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to think carefully about your life, your history and what you hope for with a trained listener who can help you navigate and help you to figure important things out.
(503) 919-7017 View (503) 919-7017
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Valued Insight Psychotherapy
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy is focused on providing a safe, supportive place for clients.I draw from a perspective that emphasizes both the interpersonal/relational nature of therapy as well as the important role that culture plays in how we define ourselves and relate to one another. I find that this approach helps to facilitate a strong working alliance between myself and my clients and in doing so sets the ground for clients to begin to challenge existing patterns in their lives and experiment with making healthy changes in the way they relate to themselves and others.
My approach to therapy is focused on providing a safe, supportive place for clients.I draw from a perspective that emphasizes both the interpersonal/relational nature of therapy as well as the important role that culture plays in how we define ourselves and relate to one another. I find that this approach helps to facilitate a strong working alliance between myself and my clients and in doing so sets the ground for clients to begin to challenge existing patterns in their lives and experiment with making healthy changes in the way they relate to themselves and others.
(971) 717-3110 View (971) 717-3110
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Janet Barlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, L, C, S, W
Verified
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients on a short-term model, identifying strengths and enhancing coping skills. I also do long-term insight-oriented work; identifying patterns of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors which reflect unconscious conflict and create barriers in relationships with oneself and others. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are often what prompt people to enter therapy. Some people want to learn tools and behaviors to alleviate symptomology; while others continue with therapy, after symptom reduction, and explore internal themes from their family-of-origin and how they are impacting their relationships today. I believe change occurs through the therapeutic relationship.
I work with clients on a short-term model, identifying strengths and enhancing coping skills. I also do long-term insight-oriented work; identifying patterns of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors which reflect unconscious conflict and create barriers in relationships with oneself and others. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are often what prompt people to enter therapy. Some people want to learn tools and behaviors to alleviate symptomology; while others continue with therapy, after symptom reduction, and explore internal themes from their family-of-origin and how they are impacting their relationships today. I believe change occurs through the therapeutic relationship.
(503) 806-2495 View (503) 806-2495
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Mary McGill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you want more out of your life but you are feeling stuck in old patterns? Does fear or feeling down stop you from enjoying life? Have you had a loss or a terrible experience and are "just not yourself"? I can help you. I use techniques for understanding the problem and finding the ways that can open you to new possibilities. By getting in touch with the desires of your heart, I can help you meaningfully navigate the ups and downs of life. I work collaboratively to cultivate what you most value for yourself, your relationships, your family, and your community.
Do you want more out of your life but you are feeling stuck in old patterns? Does fear or feeling down stop you from enjoying life? Have you had a loss or a terrible experience and are "just not yourself"? I can help you. I use techniques for understanding the problem and finding the ways that can open you to new possibilities. By getting in touch with the desires of your heart, I can help you meaningfully navigate the ups and downs of life. I work collaboratively to cultivate what you most value for yourself, your relationships, your family, and your community.
(503) 766-5497 View (503) 766-5497
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Anna Marti
Bridlemile, Portland, OR 97221
COVID-19 - You are not alone. Feelings of isolation may be intensified. Rather than being an obstacle, our bodies and our sensual nature can be integral to personal and spiritual liberation. My work is grounded, respectful and authentic. In confidential, online sessions, men gain mastery of how to generate, contain and transform sexual energy and cultivate deep presence. Women remember how to heal and reclaim their sexual power and become radiant in their ability to be love. Profound levels of respect and joy emerge within couples. As a result, we learn to relax deeply and access our life potential in a profound and powerful way.
COVID-19 - You are not alone. Feelings of isolation may be intensified. Rather than being an obstacle, our bodies and our sensual nature can be integral to personal and spiritual liberation. My work is grounded, respectful and authentic. In confidential, online sessions, men gain mastery of how to generate, contain and transform sexual energy and cultivate deep presence. Women remember how to heal and reclaim their sexual power and become radiant in their ability to be love. Profound levels of respect and joy emerge within couples. As a result, we learn to relax deeply and access our life potential in a profound and powerful way.
(503) 705-7753 View (503) 705-7753

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Bridlemile, Portland, OR

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bridlemile, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Depression
71% Stress
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% PacificSource
51% Aetna
37% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Bridlemile, Portland, OR see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bridlemile, 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.

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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.