Therapists in Hawthorne, Portland, OR

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Ninfa J Neuser
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
**Scheduling intakes currently, but evening appointments are limited** Have you been struggling in life? Are you juggling all of your roles and feel like you're failing to keep up? Imagine being unburdened by anxiety or depressed mood. You could no longer be held back by worry or negative thinking, living a full authentic life with better relationships and more satisfaction, achieving the things you value and want in life. You don't have to let anxiety, depression, poor relationships, problematic self-esteem or stress prevent you from being happy.
**Scheduling intakes currently, but evening appointments are limited** Have you been struggling in life? Are you juggling all of your roles and feel like you're failing to keep up? Imagine being unburdened by anxiety or depressed mood. You could no longer be held back by worry or negative thinking, living a full authentic life with better relationships and more satisfaction, achieving the things you value and want in life. You don't have to let anxiety, depression, poor relationships, problematic self-esteem or stress prevent you from being happy.
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Dr. Will Hwang
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
In a world that demands constant achievement and productivity, finding solace and embracing imperfections can seem like an insurmountable task. Dr. Will Hwang is a compassionate and highly skilled therapist who specializes in guiding individuals who struggle with perfectionism, are chronic procrastinators, and can't shake the feeling that they are a "failure" or "not good enough." Will creates a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients can explore the underlying causes of their perfectionistic tendencies. He sees clients ages 18 and older.
In a world that demands constant achievement and productivity, finding solace and embracing imperfections can seem like an insurmountable task. Dr. Will Hwang is a compassionate and highly skilled therapist who specializes in guiding individuals who struggle with perfectionism, are chronic procrastinators, and can't shake the feeling that they are a "failure" or "not good enough." Will creates a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients can explore the underlying causes of their perfectionistic tendencies. He sees clients ages 18 and older.
(503) 809-8966 View (503) 809-8966
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Mary Bright
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Hello & Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here making the courageous choice to get support versus struggling alone. I see my most essential role in our work together as being a fellow traveler, providing deep listening, honoring and respecting your individual path, and believing fully in your innate ability to create and sustain a life of passion, meaning, and hope through the many challenges we all face in our changing world. During my 17 years of work as a professional counselor, I have gotten to experience the profound honor of being witness to my clients' rediscovering their most courageous, wise, and truest selves.
Hello & Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here making the courageous choice to get support versus struggling alone. I see my most essential role in our work together as being a fellow traveler, providing deep listening, honoring and respecting your individual path, and believing fully in your innate ability to create and sustain a life of passion, meaning, and hope through the many challenges we all face in our changing world. During my 17 years of work as a professional counselor, I have gotten to experience the profound honor of being witness to my clients' rediscovering their most courageous, wise, and truest selves.
(971) 983-8201 View (971) 983-8201
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Dori Kuehn, Somatic Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CHT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214
Not accepting new clients
I support my clients in weathering life's storms and in discovering the goodness and tenderness that we all possess inside ourselves. I work from a mindfulness-based practice of "being with what is," while teaching clients how to utilize their body as an ally in their healing journey. As a Certified Hakomi Therapist and PACT trained couple therapist I provide counseling for individuals, couples and adult clients and their parents. My approach to counseling is experiential, emotionally focused, somatic, and person-centered. I utilize somatic ways of working with trauma and attachment issues.
I support my clients in weathering life's storms and in discovering the goodness and tenderness that we all possess inside ourselves. I work from a mindfulness-based practice of "being with what is," while teaching clients how to utilize their body as an ally in their healing journey. As a Certified Hakomi Therapist and PACT trained couple therapist I provide counseling for individuals, couples and adult clients and their parents. My approach to counseling is experiential, emotionally focused, somatic, and person-centered. I utilize somatic ways of working with trauma and attachment issues.
(503) 506-4783 View (503) 506-4783
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Sarah Sumner
Clinical Social Worker Associate, C-YT
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
From personal and professional experience I know how hard it can be to navigate difficult circumstances without support- and I’m so glad you’re here. I enjoy working with a range of clients and specialize in assisting individuals and couples who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, and/or adult survivors of complex trauma and their partners navigate anxiety, depression, communication issues, and cultivate healthy sexuality. I am also kink/BDSM affirming and poly/ethical non-monogamy affirming.
From personal and professional experience I know how hard it can be to navigate difficult circumstances without support- and I’m so glad you’re here. I enjoy working with a range of clients and specialize in assisting individuals and couples who are neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, and/or adult survivors of complex trauma and their partners navigate anxiety, depression, communication issues, and cultivate healthy sexuality. I am also kink/BDSM affirming and poly/ethical non-monogamy affirming.
(503) 212-6551 View (503) 212-6551
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Monica Fuentes Carbonetto
Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm an EMDR certified therapist. I work with clients who have experienced adversity, from early attachment issues or abuse to assaults by strangers and from a single traumatic event to repetitive trauma. I believe that trauma lives in parts of our brain that are difficult to change by talk therapy and, therefore, a bodily-aware modality can help the processing in a deeper level. I also provide culturally competent care for gender expansive and immigrants clients to safely process rejection/discrimination and celebrate their resilience and authenticity.
I'm an EMDR certified therapist. I work with clients who have experienced adversity, from early attachment issues or abuse to assaults by strangers and from a single traumatic event to repetitive trauma. I believe that trauma lives in parts of our brain that are difficult to change by talk therapy and, therefore, a bodily-aware modality can help the processing in a deeper level. I also provide culturally competent care for gender expansive and immigrants clients to safely process rejection/discrimination and celebrate their resilience and authenticity.
(503) 664-7930 View (503) 664-7930
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Karen Maloney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
I believe you will find counseling it to be an integral and valuable part of your life journey in seeking out the changes and goals you desire. In sessions, I provide a safe and trusting environment, will empower you to discover unused resources and strengths and will sift through what areas are ineffective and need changing.
I believe you will find counseling it to be an integral and valuable part of your life journey in seeking out the changes and goals you desire. In sessions, I provide a safe and trusting environment, will empower you to discover unused resources and strengths and will sift through what areas are ineffective and need changing.
(503) 822-6195 View (503) 822-6195
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Terra Midgett Clark
LPC Intern, LPC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97205
Not accepting new clients
I believe in the strength and resilience of people. Facing the parts of us that are scared, in pain, angry or that we are ashamed of is hard work and it is rewarding work. We have the opportunity to ​increase self-awareness, understand and accept patterns, and learn new skills and ways of engaging in the world. I prioritize building a genuine, empathetic, safe relationship. I want you to experience me as an authentic person in the room. I find this is the essential key to progress. As a therapist, I ground my work in Internal Family Systems Theory and Person-Centered Theory.
I believe in the strength and resilience of people. Facing the parts of us that are scared, in pain, angry or that we are ashamed of is hard work and it is rewarding work. We have the opportunity to ​increase self-awareness, understand and accept patterns, and learn new skills and ways of engaging in the world. I prioritize building a genuine, empathetic, safe relationship. I want you to experience me as an authentic person in the room. I find this is the essential key to progress. As a therapist, I ground my work in Internal Family Systems Theory and Person-Centered Theory.
(844) 510-0314 View (844) 510-0314
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Corinne Sharlet
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214
Waitlist for new clients
I work with adults who feel paralyzed by fear of expressing themselves authentically and pursuing their desires, a sense of dissatisfaction in their life and loss of identity. I am passionate about helping people discover or re-discover their sense of joy and unique way of being in the world. I believe that humans are inherently expressive and creative beings but as we develop, our external circumstances often teach us that our natural instincts and authentic selves are wrong, which can result in anxiety, self-criticism/judgement, meaninglessness and depression.
I work with adults who feel paralyzed by fear of expressing themselves authentically and pursuing their desires, a sense of dissatisfaction in their life and loss of identity. I am passionate about helping people discover or re-discover their sense of joy and unique way of being in the world. I believe that humans are inherently expressive and creative beings but as we develop, our external circumstances often teach us that our natural instincts and authentic selves are wrong, which can result in anxiety, self-criticism/judgement, meaninglessness and depression.
(503) 676-5292 View (503) 676-5292
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Gina DeLeo Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples, and families hoping to heal past trauma, improve communication and find new possibilities. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, and confused about what your next steps in life should be. These feelings may be related to relationship distress, problems in communication with family members, big life changes, or work stress. I work collaboratively with individuals, families and partners who want to foster connection and form deeper, more loving relationships.
I work with individuals, couples, and families hoping to heal past trauma, improve communication and find new possibilities. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, and confused about what your next steps in life should be. These feelings may be related to relationship distress, problems in communication with family members, big life changes, or work stress. I work collaboratively with individuals, families and partners who want to foster connection and form deeper, more loving relationships.
(503) 966-4656 View (503) 966-4656
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Alyssa A Moore
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214
Not accepting new clients
I am currently on an extended leave, but intend to have availability in September 2023. We are all searching for ways to lead fulfilling lives, but sometimes we struggle to find the things that will help sustain us or the obstacles of life can begin to feel overwhelming. As a therapist, I help to identify the things that nourish each individual and act as a partner in learning strategies for moving through the difficult times. I strive to maintain empathy, compassion, and openness with each of the clients I work with and value a collaborative relationship that allows you to steer treatment in the direction most useful to you.
I am currently on an extended leave, but intend to have availability in September 2023. We are all searching for ways to lead fulfilling lives, but sometimes we struggle to find the things that will help sustain us or the obstacles of life can begin to feel overwhelming. As a therapist, I help to identify the things that nourish each individual and act as a partner in learning strategies for moving through the difficult times. I strive to maintain empathy, compassion, and openness with each of the clients I work with and value a collaborative relationship that allows you to steer treatment in the direction most useful to you.
(503) 683-7266 View (503) 683-7266
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Jonathan Robert
MEd
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214
**Currently focusing on web-based video sessions during Covid-19 issues - let's all be safe** We, as humans, create long-lasting patterns of beliefs and actions to help cope with life’s difficulties. However, as time passes, these deeply rooted patterns can cause growing pains. They also, unfortunately, become shadowed and intertwined in our selves. Like a tree’s thick roots, they need to be carefully excavated, nurtured, and soothed before they can be changed. My goal is to help you to see the internal struggle with your patterns and ease the pain around them so you can fill your day with joy and happiness.
**Currently focusing on web-based video sessions during Covid-19 issues - let's all be safe** We, as humans, create long-lasting patterns of beliefs and actions to help cope with life’s difficulties. However, as time passes, these deeply rooted patterns can cause growing pains. They also, unfortunately, become shadowed and intertwined in our selves. Like a tree’s thick roots, they need to be carefully excavated, nurtured, and soothed before they can be changed. My goal is to help you to see the internal struggle with your patterns and ease the pain around them so you can fill your day with joy and happiness.
(971) 717-2227 View (971) 717-2227
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Amanda Zucker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214
Are you feeling lost as you navigate challenging transitions in your life? Is your world shifting as you make choices around parenthood, parenting, co-parenting, career and or relationship changes? All while the outside world keeps spinning and feels loud and overwhelming? Are you struggling with loss and grief? Are you feeling stuck, fearful or unsure of how to move through this part of your life? You're not alone. I'm an art therapist and licensed professional counselor and it's my honor to support clients through these difficult moments in their life using authentic connection, creative practices and nervous system regulation.
Are you feeling lost as you navigate challenging transitions in your life? Is your world shifting as you make choices around parenthood, parenting, co-parenting, career and or relationship changes? All while the outside world keeps spinning and feels loud and overwhelming? Are you struggling with loss and grief? Are you feeling stuck, fearful or unsure of how to move through this part of your life? You're not alone. I'm an art therapist and licensed professional counselor and it's my honor to support clients through these difficult moments in their life using authentic connection, creative practices and nervous system regulation.
(503) 461-1331 View (503) 461-1331
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Ryan Leiderman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients. I help people seeking greater peace, joy, and clarity in their lives. I have experience helping adults and adolescents dealing with struggles like anxiety, depression, substance misuse, existential concerns, and relationship problems. If you are new to counseling or returning to the path, I congratulate you on taking this step and welcome you to contact me for a free 15 minute consultation.
Now accepting new clients. I help people seeking greater peace, joy, and clarity in their lives. I have experience helping adults and adolescents dealing with struggles like anxiety, depression, substance misuse, existential concerns, and relationship problems. If you are new to counseling or returning to the path, I congratulate you on taking this step and welcome you to contact me for a free 15 minute consultation.
(503) 713-6871 View (503) 713-6871
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Kelly Grace
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, LMFT, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214
*Limited openings on a case-by-case situation.* Support is how we do well. We all need someone in our corner with compassion, solidarity, and hope. I can be that for you and your relationship. I support individuals and couples navigating through life's traumas, transitions, and stress. You may be feeling overwhelmed or stuck, but also motivated to work towards a breakthrough. If you've been carrying tension, grief, conflict, or emotional pain, let's start to work things out. Together we'll look at practical strategies to utilize your strengths, change unhealthy patterns, and grow your resiliency.
*Limited openings on a case-by-case situation.* Support is how we do well. We all need someone in our corner with compassion, solidarity, and hope. I can be that for you and your relationship. I support individuals and couples navigating through life's traumas, transitions, and stress. You may be feeling overwhelmed or stuck, but also motivated to work towards a breakthrough. If you've been carrying tension, grief, conflict, or emotional pain, let's start to work things out. Together we'll look at practical strategies to utilize your strengths, change unhealthy patterns, and grow your resiliency.
(503) 765-7712 View (503) 765-7712
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Sheri Blue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, I, LMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214
Not accepting new clients
The counseling I do is centered around you. It is based on exploring who you are, what's going on for you, and who you want to be. What your values are and what you want from your life. I'm not here to judge you, but to help you tell both of us how you arrived where you are and figure out how to get to where you want to go.
The counseling I do is centered around you. It is based on exploring who you are, what's going on for you, and who you want to be. What your values are and what you want from your life. I'm not here to judge you, but to help you tell both of us how you arrived where you are and figure out how to get to where you want to go.
(503) 563-7471 View (503) 563-7471
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Cory Miguel Cordero
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Helping you to live a life that you value is my goal. Often in life we end up offtrack. We pay too much attention to things that don't truly matter to us... our fears, our pain, our sorrow. By themselves there is nothing wrong with them, but when they become prevailing forces in our lives, it leads to suffering. Too often we believe that we are the problem, when in truth, the problem is the problem. I believe that we can help you find your way. You can live a life where you have created your own meaning.
Helping you to live a life that you value is my goal. Often in life we end up offtrack. We pay too much attention to things that don't truly matter to us... our fears, our pain, our sorrow. By themselves there is nothing wrong with them, but when they become prevailing forces in our lives, it leads to suffering. Too often we believe that we are the problem, when in truth, the problem is the problem. I believe that we can help you find your way. You can live a life where you have created your own meaning.
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Lily Springsteen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214
I’m a child psychotherapist that works with parents, children, and adolescents. You might be here because you have questions about your child’s behavior, wish for a more satisfying parent-child relationship, or are overwhelmed from the stresses of parenthood. Perhaps painful memories from your own childhood are impacting your parenting and family. Becoming a parent is one of the most profound transitions in the adult life, and it naturally brings up shifts in our external and internal lives. It’s my honor to support individuals, couples, families, and children through this period and beyond.
I’m a child psychotherapist that works with parents, children, and adolescents. You might be here because you have questions about your child’s behavior, wish for a more satisfying parent-child relationship, or are overwhelmed from the stresses of parenthood. Perhaps painful memories from your own childhood are impacting your parenting and family. Becoming a parent is one of the most profound transitions in the adult life, and it naturally brings up shifts in our external and internal lives. It’s my honor to support individuals, couples, families, and children through this period and beyond.
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Michelle Craig Lpc Llc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Life, relationships, even moments, can be hard. It is often difficult to talk about what is going on inside, to find footing when it seems your life is crumbling. I will hold space for you, all yours, a hard thing to find in real life, and provide an opportunity for you to connect more deeply with yourself, heal and recover. We will work collaboratively to develop a healthier, happier you. This creates a natural domino effect into your life. You will learn skills, insight, see the negative dynamics that effect you consciously and unconsciously. This allows you to change, to integrate all the hurt pieces of you into a healthy whole.
Life, relationships, even moments, can be hard. It is often difficult to talk about what is going on inside, to find footing when it seems your life is crumbling. I will hold space for you, all yours, a hard thing to find in real life, and provide an opportunity for you to connect more deeply with yourself, heal and recover. We will work collaboratively to develop a healthier, happier you. This creates a natural domino effect into your life. You will learn skills, insight, see the negative dynamics that effect you consciously and unconsciously. This allows you to change, to integrate all the hurt pieces of you into a healthy whole.
(503) 832-5413 View (503) 832-5413
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Katie McLaughlin
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPCA, NBCC
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Hey there! I enjoy working with teens and young adults who are navigating transitions, feelings of overwhelm and issues around self-esteem.
Hey there! I enjoy working with teens and young adults who are navigating transitions, feelings of overwhelm and issues around self-esteem.
(503) 832-5489 View (503) 832-5489

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Number of Therapists in Hawthorne, Portland, OR

50+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Hawthorne, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
81% Stress
75% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
71% Life Transitions
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% PacificSource
50% BlueCross and BlueShield
47% Aetna

How Therapists in Hawthorne, Portland, OR see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hawthorne, 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.