Therapists in King, Portland, OR

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Noel Sicat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Noël, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon, with over a decade of experience in a variety of settings. I completed my MSW at Loma Linda University and a Social Work Fellowship at Yale University. I want to help you with whatever situation you are facing. We all need support sometimes, and I know that taking these first steps to finding the help you need are some of the hardest. Everyone deserves to be truly heard and their life journey to be respected.
Hi! My name is Noël, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oregon, with over a decade of experience in a variety of settings. I completed my MSW at Loma Linda University and a Social Work Fellowship at Yale University. I want to help you with whatever situation you are facing. We all need support sometimes, and I know that taking these first steps to finding the help you need are some of the hardest. Everyone deserves to be truly heard and their life journey to be respected.
(971) 545-8015 View (971) 545-8015
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Hans Woicke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97211
Not accepting new clients
I approach every client's therapy journey through a strengths based lens, building on the truth that clients are resourceful and resilient in their struggle. My approach is person centered, empowering individuals to affect change in themselves, and social-justice and trauma-informed. By recognizing and respecting difference, I work with my clients to identify and achieve their goals. I have worked as a mental health therapist since 2005, with individuals and families in settings including community mental health, hospitals, schools and colleges.
I approach every client's therapy journey through a strengths based lens, building on the truth that clients are resourceful and resilient in their struggle. My approach is person centered, empowering individuals to affect change in themselves, and social-justice and trauma-informed. By recognizing and respecting difference, I work with my clients to identify and achieve their goals. I have worked as a mental health therapist since 2005, with individuals and families in settings including community mental health, hospitals, schools and colleges.
(503) 966-9770 View (503) 966-9770
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Annie Louise Pippert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
I work with a variety of concerns including couples and family conflict, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, emotional distress, and the struggle to find purpose and meaning in life. I believe in highlighting the uniqueness of the individual, while understanding that we all function as part of a multitude of larger systems. The relationships we create with ourselves, with others, and with the world around us, can both transform and challenge us. Through this approach, I help individuals, couples, and families find peace and harmony. I will support you while you heal, transcend, and build the life you want.
I work with a variety of concerns including couples and family conflict, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, emotional distress, and the struggle to find purpose and meaning in life. I believe in highlighting the uniqueness of the individual, while understanding that we all function as part of a multitude of larger systems. The relationships we create with ourselves, with others, and with the world around us, can both transform and challenge us. Through this approach, I help individuals, couples, and families find peace and harmony. I will support you while you heal, transcend, and build the life you want.
(971) 232-3458 View (971) 232-3458
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Resonance LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
Providers at Resonance can treat a variety of issues and clients, including adult survivors of child abuse, ADHD, Autism, CPTSD, PTSD, and Post Traumatic Growth, racial trauma, multiracial identity development, grief and loss, intergenerational trauma, religious trauma, and families impacted by severe and persistent mental health issues. All providers prioritize working with multiracial and monoracial people of color who are culturally dislocated. Our approach also focuses on the intersection of race with other identities, such as gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and geographic location.
Providers at Resonance can treat a variety of issues and clients, including adult survivors of child abuse, ADHD, Autism, CPTSD, PTSD, and Post Traumatic Growth, racial trauma, multiracial identity development, grief and loss, intergenerational trauma, religious trauma, and families impacted by severe and persistent mental health issues. All providers prioritize working with multiracial and monoracial people of color who are culturally dislocated. Our approach also focuses on the intersection of race with other identities, such as gender, sexuality, socioeconomic status, and geographic location.
(971) 314-4532 View (971) 314-4532
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Lucy Sherman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, NCC, CRC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
King, Portland, OR 97211
Hey! I’m Lucy (She/Her), I help clients process complex trauma and sexual trauma through EMDR and creative expression. I imagine trauma is coming up that you thought was worked through but now you are realizing that you are not trusting yourself or others and your body is stuck responding as it did in the past even though things are different now. I work with sensitive souls who have felt like a burden for having needs and feel they are not enough and too much at the same time. Through our work you can build trust with yourself, your body and find relief from past trauma through 50 min, EMDR Intensives and/ or extended sessions.
Hey! I’m Lucy (She/Her), I help clients process complex trauma and sexual trauma through EMDR and creative expression. I imagine trauma is coming up that you thought was worked through but now you are realizing that you are not trusting yourself or others and your body is stuck responding as it did in the past even though things are different now. I work with sensitive souls who have felt like a burden for having needs and feel they are not enough and too much at the same time. Through our work you can build trust with yourself, your body and find relief from past trauma through 50 min, EMDR Intensives and/ or extended sessions.
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Heather Ackles LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
King, 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
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Alix Land
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My practice is focused on helping people have healthier, more productive relationships, whether with a significant other/spouse, friend, family member or co-worker. I believe that relationships form the foundation of our lives, and when those relationships feel threatened, nothing else seems to matter. I work with both individuals as well as couples, providing a safe, relaxed environment, where clients are free to express themselves and try out new ideas without judgment.
My practice is focused on helping people have healthier, more productive relationships, whether with a significant other/spouse, friend, family member or co-worker. I believe that relationships form the foundation of our lives, and when those relationships feel threatened, nothing else seems to matter. I work with both individuals as well as couples, providing a safe, relaxed environment, where clients are free to express themselves and try out new ideas without judgment.
(503) 549-4208 View (503) 549-4208
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Amelia O'Neil
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
King, Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please Note: The only type of OHP that I am able to take is CareOregon. If you are struggling with the impacts of trauma, abuse, or loss (no matter how far in the past), there is hope. Using a trauma-informed, client-centered, and strengths-based approach to counseling, we will create a safe space for collaborative work and healing. We can also use mindfulness, somatic, and creative therapies if you feel drawn to that kind of work. I have particular experience working with people who have been impacted by sexual trauma; PTSD that feels out of control; family/relationship issues; attachment wounding; and significant loss.
Please Note: The only type of OHP that I am able to take is CareOregon. If you are struggling with the impacts of trauma, abuse, or loss (no matter how far in the past), there is hope. Using a trauma-informed, client-centered, and strengths-based approach to counseling, we will create a safe space for collaborative work and healing. We can also use mindfulness, somatic, and creative therapies if you feel drawn to that kind of work. I have particular experience working with people who have been impacted by sexual trauma; PTSD that feels out of control; family/relationship issues; attachment wounding; and significant loss.
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Dr. Nicholas Grier
Professional Counselor Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97211
I enjoy nurturing cultures of self-awareness, resistance, healing, and liberation to make flourishing possible for everyone in the human village. I work from an eclectic approach, centering the process of liberation and healing from oppressive ideologies, cultures, institutions, relationships, and other life-limiting circumstances. I believe it is important to draw from the strengths of clients and believe that health is both an individual and communal process.
I enjoy nurturing cultures of self-awareness, resistance, healing, and liberation to make flourishing possible for everyone in the human village. I work from an eclectic approach, centering the process of liberation and healing from oppressive ideologies, cultures, institutions, relationships, and other life-limiting circumstances. I believe it is important to draw from the strengths of clients and believe that health is both an individual and communal process.
(971) 306-9209 View (971) 306-9209
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Dr. David Ixtlahuac
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97212
I believe that human connection begins with exploring our own vulnerabilities. My human experience has led me to process moments of disappointment and pain. I experienced challenges and I experienced successes. Everything from difficult breakups to investing in healthy relationships. I continue to learn and transform from all of this because life has its ebbs and flows which I use to find inner balance.
I believe that human connection begins with exploring our own vulnerabilities. My human experience has led me to process moments of disappointment and pain. I experienced challenges and I experienced successes. Everything from difficult breakups to investing in healthy relationships. I continue to learn and transform from all of this because life has its ebbs and flows which I use to find inner balance.
(503) 694-3726 View (503) 694-3726
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Katja Biesanz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97211
I help where you are stuck -- body, story, nerves, or soul. Our difficult experiences can lodge many places. I have a big "tool chest" - from EMDR to mindfulness - to help you meet and transform what needs healing. I believe that each of us has a wholeness, no matter how hidden. I help you to contact that wholeness, in order to access your own wisdom. Together we find your unique path through to your truest self. What is waiting for you is a life of meaning and the ability to connect.
I help where you are stuck -- body, story, nerves, or soul. Our difficult experiences can lodge many places. I have a big "tool chest" - from EMDR to mindfulness - to help you meet and transform what needs healing. I believe that each of us has a wholeness, no matter how hidden. I help you to contact that wholeness, in order to access your own wisdom. Together we find your unique path through to your truest self. What is waiting for you is a life of meaning and the ability to connect.
(503) 743-8795 View (503) 743-8795
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Trinity Toft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97211
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in perinatal therapy and have recently expanded my practice to include other kinds of life transitions. Focusing on ways in which we mother our babies, ourselves, and even our creative "births," I will help guide you on the way, with the belief that you already possess everything you need for the journey.
I specialize in perinatal therapy and have recently expanded my practice to include other kinds of life transitions. Focusing on ways in which we mother our babies, ourselves, and even our creative "births," I will help guide you on the way, with the belief that you already possess everything you need for the journey.
(503) 217-6087 View (503) 217-6087
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Jordana Krueger-Toscher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
King, Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
I've specialized in helping folks through tough times for over two decades. Through a warm, down-to-earth, collaborative approach I'll partner with you to achieve your goals and find inner peace. By using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a focus on mindfulness and your unique strengths, I can help you understand and modify your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. My areas of expertise include managing anxiety, reducing stress around relationships, family, work and life transitions, improving self esteem, setting boundaries, living with infertility and childlessness, adults with ADHD and living with neurodiverse children and partners.
I've specialized in helping folks through tough times for over two decades. Through a warm, down-to-earth, collaborative approach I'll partner with you to achieve your goals and find inner peace. By using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a focus on mindfulness and your unique strengths, I can help you understand and modify your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. My areas of expertise include managing anxiety, reducing stress around relationships, family, work and life transitions, improving self esteem, setting boundaries, living with infertility and childlessness, adults with ADHD and living with neurodiverse children and partners.
(971) 248-2602 View (971) 248-2602
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Larry Venaska
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
King, Portland, OR 97211
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or hopeless? Can't get your needs met to your satisfaction? Do you find one or more areas of your life to be unfullfilling such as romantic relationship, work, parenting, extended family? Do you have legal or financial struggles or relationship conflicts that affect your mood significantly? I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches, experience in working with past clients and personal experience to collaborate with you in creating the best healing environment specific for you.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or hopeless? Can't get your needs met to your satisfaction? Do you find one or more areas of your life to be unfullfilling such as romantic relationship, work, parenting, extended family? Do you have legal or financial struggles or relationship conflicts that affect your mood significantly? I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches, experience in working with past clients and personal experience to collaborate with you in creating the best healing environment specific for you.
(971) 205-2892 View (971) 205-2892
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Jake Hamilton
ND, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
King, Portland, OR 97211
I’m interested in working with people who would like to take a holistic look at their mental health. This can include an interpersonal counseling approach as well as testing for and treating any potential underlying physiological causes of mental and emotional symptoms. I particularly enjoy working with people with mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and OCD.
I’m interested in working with people who would like to take a holistic look at their mental health. This can include an interpersonal counseling approach as well as testing for and treating any potential underlying physiological causes of mental and emotional symptoms. I particularly enjoy working with people with mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and OCD.
(971) 351-3213 View (971) 351-3213
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Michael Patrick Viola
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, BA
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
*Accepting New Clients* I help my clients recognize and work through their traumas, patterns, and blocks. They learn that deep within there is a truth that is yearning for recognition. At some level they are aware that this truth maps the path and purpose of their lives. We'll work together to find new paths of success and personal power. I reflect to them the wisdom and talents they hold within so that they may begin to own that identity and build confidence in becoming who they really are. I work from a framework that is Archetypal, Jungian, Somatic, Shamanic, Transpersonal, Holistic, Spiritual, and Vibrational/Energetic.
*Accepting New Clients* I help my clients recognize and work through their traumas, patterns, and blocks. They learn that deep within there is a truth that is yearning for recognition. At some level they are aware that this truth maps the path and purpose of their lives. We'll work together to find new paths of success and personal power. I reflect to them the wisdom and talents they hold within so that they may begin to own that identity and build confidence in becoming who they really are. I work from a framework that is Archetypal, Jungian, Somatic, Shamanic, Transpersonal, Holistic, Spiritual, and Vibrational/Energetic.
(844) 818-9320 View (844) 818-9320
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Gaian Body Psychotherapy
LPC Intern, MA, PCA
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97212  (Online Only)
*CURRENTLY WELCOMING NEW CLIENTS* Are you experiencing distress, anxiety, depression, shame, disconnection, loss, reactivity? Are you experiencing life transitions, seeking meaning, or having trouble In relationships? Are you in recovery from gaslighting, shunning, cults, having trouble finding your place in the world?
*CURRENTLY WELCOMING NEW CLIENTS* Are you experiencing distress, anxiety, depression, shame, disconnection, loss, reactivity? Are you experiencing life transitions, seeking meaning, or having trouble In relationships? Are you in recovery from gaslighting, shunning, cults, having trouble finding your place in the world?
(971) 273-2129 View (971) 273-2129
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Alana Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97217  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe suffering is an aspect of human nature and everyone has the innate ability to tolerate and grow through difficult times, to find meaning and purpose in life. Sometimes we have to enter the paradox of pain to get relief from the pain itself. I have 8 years of experience in community and group clinics and have been intensively trained in evidenced based treatment modalities. My goal is to help plant seeds of self-awareness to propel perspective, introspection, agency and self-fulfillment. I tend to tailor client-centered relational and behavioral skill building techniques. I work best with folks who are motivated.
I believe suffering is an aspect of human nature and everyone has the innate ability to tolerate and grow through difficult times, to find meaning and purpose in life. Sometimes we have to enter the paradox of pain to get relief from the pain itself. I have 8 years of experience in community and group clinics and have been intensively trained in evidenced based treatment modalities. My goal is to help plant seeds of self-awareness to propel perspective, introspection, agency and self-fulfillment. I tend to tailor client-centered relational and behavioral skill building techniques. I work best with folks who are motivated.
(971) 365-4527 View (971) 365-4527
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M. Joy Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97211
Not accepting new clients
Dysfunctional family of origin, early trauma, midlife struggles, life of questions and inner confusion? Ready to actively engage in your personal growth and emotional development? I offer individual therapy that helps you not just process your past but identify and take actions that can help you heal and resolve issues. You decide your goals for therapy while I offer ideas, suggestions, and guidance. My experience has been that clients already know what they need to do for growth. My job is to help you trust it.
Dysfunctional family of origin, early trauma, midlife struggles, life of questions and inner confusion? Ready to actively engage in your personal growth and emotional development? I offer individual therapy that helps you not just process your past but identify and take actions that can help you heal and resolve issues. You decide your goals for therapy while I offer ideas, suggestions, and guidance. My experience has been that clients already know what they need to do for growth. My job is to help you trust it.
(503) 489-9728 View (503) 489-9728
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Marca Cassity
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, LMFT
Verified Verified
King, Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
**Not Currenlty Accepting Clients** We all have a unique expression of life force energy, but at times it may seem the core self has been pummeled by trauma, loss, pain, unhealthy relationships, or life in a toxic culture. Often when trying to make change, clients find that despite being inspired, they can't do what they need to do in order to live the meaningful life they desire.
**Not Currenlty Accepting Clients** We all have a unique expression of life force energy, but at times it may seem the core self has been pummeled by trauma, loss, pain, unhealthy relationships, or life in a toxic culture. Often when trying to make change, clients find that despite being inspired, they can't do what they need to do in order to live the meaningful life they desire.
(833) 634-6281 View (833) 634-6281

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Number of Therapists in King, Portland, OR

60+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in King, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
82% Grief
78% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
72% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% PacificSource
53% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
35% Aetna

How Therapists in King, Portland, OR see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
21% Male
6% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in King, 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.