Therapists in Laurelhurst, Portland, OR

Photo of Liam Shannon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Laurelhurst, Portland, OR
Liam Shannon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADCI
Verified Verified
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97214
Hi, My name is Liam Shannon (He/Him). I am a licensed professional counselor dedicated to helping people feel less overwhelmed and controlled by their emotions. I received my masters degree in mental health counseling from Lewis & Clark in 2018. Over the past 6 years, I have provided counseling to a wide variety of clients, including those experiencing difficulty regulating emotions, chronic suicidal ideation, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I take an integrative approach to counseling, often drawing on my background in dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing.
Hi, My name is Liam Shannon (He/Him). I am a licensed professional counselor dedicated to helping people feel less overwhelmed and controlled by their emotions. I received my masters degree in mental health counseling from Lewis & Clark in 2018. Over the past 6 years, I have provided counseling to a wide variety of clients, including those experiencing difficulty regulating emotions, chronic suicidal ideation, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I take an integrative approach to counseling, often drawing on my background in dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing.
(503) 647-4408 View (503) 647-4408
Photo of Sara Rapaport in Laurelhurst, Portland, OR
Sara Rapaport
ND, LMT, BCB
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97213
Not accepting new clients
I am a naturopathic doctor and biofeedback provider that specializes in mind-body medicine. I have a passion for working in an integrative mental health care setting with people that are dealing with chronic stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and more. My visits have a counseling focused approach that helps to address the underlying cause of your symptoms to help you obtain greater wellness and vitality in your life. I bring a non-judgmental, trauma-aware lens to my work. My approach is highly relational, focusing on developing understanding through connection and compassion.
I am a naturopathic doctor and biofeedback provider that specializes in mind-body medicine. I have a passion for working in an integrative mental health care setting with people that are dealing with chronic stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, chronic pain and more. My visits have a counseling focused approach that helps to address the underlying cause of your symptoms to help you obtain greater wellness and vitality in your life. I bring a non-judgmental, trauma-aware lens to my work. My approach is highly relational, focusing on developing understanding through connection and compassion.
(503) 782-9513 View (503) 782-9513
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Charlotte H Cheney
Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Hi there. I work with adults to unlock their full potential. My approach is driven by the belief that each person is a unique being deserving of support and unconditional positive regard. I see individuals as experts on themselves, valuing their entire well-being, and I am a firm believer in treating the whole person. By supporting individuals in caring for their emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health, I aim to empower them to build a life they are proud of and enjoy living.
Hi there. I work with adults to unlock their full potential. My approach is driven by the belief that each person is a unique being deserving of support and unconditional positive regard. I see individuals as experts on themselves, valuing their entire well-being, and I am a firm believer in treating the whole person. By supporting individuals in caring for their emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health, I aim to empower them to build a life they are proud of and enjoy living.
(971) 812-1455 View (971) 812-1455
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Korina Jochim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97214
Relationships are the fundamental building blocks of human experience. We are shaped by and devote many resources to them, and they can be sources of inspiration, support, and consistent love. They can also be harmful and even dangerous, especially when an individual's relationship templates have began as dysfunctional in their families of origin. Many of my clients have been or currently are in relationships with narcissistic/disordered partners, family members, or bosses, or were/are members of high-control groups. Healing is possible after these relationships, and there is hope for choosing healthier people to love.
Relationships are the fundamental building blocks of human experience. We are shaped by and devote many resources to them, and they can be sources of inspiration, support, and consistent love. They can also be harmful and even dangerous, especially when an individual's relationship templates have began as dysfunctional in their families of origin. Many of my clients have been or currently are in relationships with narcissistic/disordered partners, family members, or bosses, or were/are members of high-control groups. Healing is possible after these relationships, and there is hope for choosing healthier people to love.
(503) 212-9888 View (503) 212-9888
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Mary Kevin Holdeman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CADCII
Verified Verified
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have found that I work best with people wanting to honor their positive assets while making changes that will support new goals. Those feeling stuck, ready to dive deep, willing to do work outside of our sessions to create change in their lives. While my approach is gentle and respectful, I am ready to help you face your concerns frankly and honestly. I consider our therapeutic relationship to be the most important factor in our work together.
I have found that I work best with people wanting to honor their positive assets while making changes that will support new goals. Those feeling stuck, ready to dive deep, willing to do work outside of our sessions to create change in their lives. While my approach is gentle and respectful, I am ready to help you face your concerns frankly and honestly. I consider our therapeutic relationship to be the most important factor in our work together.
(503) 406-4826 View (503) 406-4826
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Sarah Marmon
LPC Intern, CPC, PCA, MS
Verified Verified
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
To me, as a therapist, I whole-heartedly believe in the compelling healing power of the therapeutic relationship. Combining the effect of a mutually trusting, vulnerable, and authentic connection with the knowledge base of effective modalities, tools, and research leads to a truly empowering and life changing experience. Parts & Memory Therapy- I am highly trained and certified in this highly effective and efficient modality that successfully treats a myriad of issues: trauma, dissociative symptoms, anxiety, depression, addiction, impulsivity, etc. This modality accesses and heals parts of the self that seem impossible, resistant.
To me, as a therapist, I whole-heartedly believe in the compelling healing power of the therapeutic relationship. Combining the effect of a mutually trusting, vulnerable, and authentic connection with the knowledge base of effective modalities, tools, and research leads to a truly empowering and life changing experience. Parts & Memory Therapy- I am highly trained and certified in this highly effective and efficient modality that successfully treats a myriad of issues: trauma, dissociative symptoms, anxiety, depression, addiction, impulsivity, etc. This modality accesses and heals parts of the self that seem impossible, resistant.
(503) 743-7976 View (503) 743-7976
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Olivia Lin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97266
Olivia utilizes a holistic, client-centered approach marked by presence and curiosity, honoring people's lived experiences. Trauma sensitivity, socioeconomic awareness, and cultural intersectionality inform her practice. Olivia is committed to fostering a non-judgmental therapeutic environment while exploring the facets of clients' lives that clients wish to navigate. Employing an array of integrated tools and leveraging client strengths, Olivia works collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families, illuminating pathways for personal and systemic growth.
Olivia utilizes a holistic, client-centered approach marked by presence and curiosity, honoring people's lived experiences. Trauma sensitivity, socioeconomic awareness, and cultural intersectionality inform her practice. Olivia is committed to fostering a non-judgmental therapeutic environment while exploring the facets of clients' lives that clients wish to navigate. Employing an array of integrated tools and leveraging client strengths, Olivia works collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families, illuminating pathways for personal and systemic growth.
(503) 300-5176 View (503) 300-5176
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Kerry Myers
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97214
Therapy can be a central part of restoring balance in your life, no matter what brings you to it. Sometimes, people seek out therapy to make a change in their lives, to fix what hasn’t been working, or because their coping skills are no longer helpful. Other times people are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, health issues, or other struggles influenced by traumatic childhoods or difficult life situations. Whatever the case, I am glad you are here to learn more.
Therapy can be a central part of restoring balance in your life, no matter what brings you to it. Sometimes, people seek out therapy to make a change in their lives, to fix what hasn’t been working, or because their coping skills are no longer helpful. Other times people are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, health issues, or other struggles influenced by traumatic childhoods or difficult life situations. Whatever the case, I am glad you are here to learn more.
(503) 461-9874 View (503) 461-9874
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Tiffany Kettermann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, CADCI, MA, MPA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling to understand a relationship that may be abusive, or trying to heal from a relationship you know is abusive? I am a counselor specializing in healing from narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, and adult children of childhood abuse. If you have struggled with relationships with family members or romantic partners who have personality disorders, psychotic disorders or substance abuse, I can help you sort out your goals for healing and help you get to a better place. I can also help you address health issues and anxiety related to trauma, forgetfulness and exhaustion, ptsd, and being a "highly sensitive person."
Are you struggling to understand a relationship that may be abusive, or trying to heal from a relationship you know is abusive? I am a counselor specializing in healing from narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, and adult children of childhood abuse. If you have struggled with relationships with family members or romantic partners who have personality disorders, psychotic disorders or substance abuse, I can help you sort out your goals for healing and help you get to a better place. I can also help you address health issues and anxiety related to trauma, forgetfulness and exhaustion, ptsd, and being a "highly sensitive person."
(503) 925-5853 View (503) 925-5853
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Derica R Waller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you ready for a change? Are you feeling stuck in the same patterns and stress over and over? You are more powerful than you know. I specialize in doing personal growth work that can help you discover what makes you truly happy. Find freedom from old anxieties, unfinished grief, old habits and past hurts. I can support you to learn to live from a place of energy, joy and intention. Together we can create the change you want and manage the fears, barriers and uncertainties that come up along the way.
Are you ready for a change? Are you feeling stuck in the same patterns and stress over and over? You are more powerful than you know. I specialize in doing personal growth work that can help you discover what makes you truly happy. Find freedom from old anxieties, unfinished grief, old habits and past hurts. I can support you to learn to live from a place of energy, joy and intention. Together we can create the change you want and manage the fears, barriers and uncertainties that come up along the way.
(503) 486-4275 View (503) 486-4275
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Ann M Staple
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults navigating a wide range of both normal and unwanted transitions. If you are facing a life change you could be experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression as you work to adapt in the new landscape. You may be dealing with an expected change that is creating disruption and challenging your normal coping ability. Or, if it is an unexpected event, feeling unprepared, in shock, and reeling.
I work with adults navigating a wide range of both normal and unwanted transitions. If you are facing a life change you could be experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression as you work to adapt in the new landscape. You may be dealing with an expected change that is creating disruption and challenging your normal coping ability. Or, if it is an unexpected event, feeling unprepared, in shock, and reeling.
(503) 438-4423 View (503) 438-4423
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Lesley Alter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
Everybody has a story. Often our stories about ourselves and others are formulated when we are very young, trying to make sense of what is going on around us. These stories are often untrue. However, the negative narrative continues into adulthood. I use therapy approaches and techniques that help clients re-author a different story about themselves, others and events that might have occurred. When this healing process occurs, I am inspired as a witness to my clients' transformation as they take steps from struggle to healing. I have been in practice for over 30 years and am a provider on all private insurance plans.
Everybody has a story. Often our stories about ourselves and others are formulated when we are very young, trying to make sense of what is going on around us. These stories are often untrue. However, the negative narrative continues into adulthood. I use therapy approaches and techniques that help clients re-author a different story about themselves, others and events that might have occurred. When this healing process occurs, I am inspired as a witness to my clients' transformation as they take steps from struggle to healing. I have been in practice for over 30 years and am a provider on all private insurance plans.
(503) 567-5701 View (503) 567-5701
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Sara Eden Gally
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97232
My approach is client-centered, trauma-informed, and relational. I work with you to establish a sense of safety so that you can explore your edges and grow into the parts of yourself that you are ready to embody. We will help cultivate the wisest parts of yourself, uncovering a foundation that will support you in your daily life and work outside of our sessions. We will work towards body-centered sessions, allowing the non-verbal awareness of your body to guide your growth and integration.
My approach is client-centered, trauma-informed, and relational. I work with you to establish a sense of safety so that you can explore your edges and grow into the parts of yourself that you are ready to embody. We will help cultivate the wisest parts of yourself, uncovering a foundation that will support you in your daily life and work outside of our sessions. We will work towards body-centered sessions, allowing the non-verbal awareness of your body to guide your growth and integration.
(971) 299-2977 View (971) 299-2977
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Kat Canada
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
I provide psychotherapy to children, teens, and emergent adults using an integrative relational or play-centered approach. I specialize in working young people who are curious about themselves but may feel adrift, alienated, misunderstood, or just tired and angry. For most of us, it makes sense to feel weary, outraged, anxious, or demoralized right now. It does not have to make sense to carry the weight of it alone.
I provide psychotherapy to children, teens, and emergent adults using an integrative relational or play-centered approach. I specialize in working young people who are curious about themselves but may feel adrift, alienated, misunderstood, or just tired and angry. For most of us, it makes sense to feel weary, outraged, anxious, or demoralized right now. It does not have to make sense to carry the weight of it alone.
(503) 744-5409 View (503) 744-5409
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Sienna Church
LPC Intern, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97214
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I am so glad you're here. As you’ve embarked on your search for a therapist, I’m sure many questions have come up. What kind of therapist do I need? How will I tell my story? Who will I trust and connect with? Will I ever feel better? While many of these questions are yours to answer, I hope I can help make the search easier. Like you, I’ve struggled with my mental health, worked to maintain connections and boundaries with others, explored my identity and overall traveled the ups and downs of life. In some ways we may be the same, and in other ways not.
Hello! I am so glad you're here. As you’ve embarked on your search for a therapist, I’m sure many questions have come up. What kind of therapist do I need? How will I tell my story? Who will I trust and connect with? Will I ever feel better? While many of these questions are yours to answer, I hope I can help make the search easier. Like you, I’ve struggled with my mental health, worked to maintain connections and boundaries with others, explored my identity and overall traveled the ups and downs of life. In some ways we may be the same, and in other ways not.
(503) 855-0472 View (503) 855-0472
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Natalie Hahn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97214
Waitlist for new clients
Here you are, browsing for therapists, making a choice not only to find a therapist that is the right fit for you but also making the choice to prioritize something that maybe you have neglected. I am here to hold that space for you to bring as much of your humanness as you are willing to bring into the room with me, no matter how dark it gets, and to be a witness without judgment or expectations so that you can heal wounds. All of my approaches in therapy are inspired by attachment theory, trauma-informed care, Internal Family Systems theory (IFS), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and narrative therapies.
Here you are, browsing for therapists, making a choice not only to find a therapist that is the right fit for you but also making the choice to prioritize something that maybe you have neglected. I am here to hold that space for you to bring as much of your humanness as you are willing to bring into the room with me, no matter how dark it gets, and to be a witness without judgment or expectations so that you can heal wounds. All of my approaches in therapy are inspired by attachment theory, trauma-informed care, Internal Family Systems theory (IFS), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and narrative therapies.
(503) 917-3671 View (503) 917-3671
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Ghesline DePedro
LPC Intern, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97214
Finding the right fit can be daunting, sometimes even traumatizing. In order to facilitate a genuine connection with clients. I meet clients where they are at using trauma-informed care, cultural competency, and a person centered approach. This means I am carful to avoid re-traumatization, I respect clients’ personal values, and I approach clients with unconditional positive regard even when discussing potentially difficult topics such as suicidal ideation or sexuality. I prioritize developing a safe, confidential space for clients to explore the challenges that brought them into therapy.
Finding the right fit can be daunting, sometimes even traumatizing. In order to facilitate a genuine connection with clients. I meet clients where they are at using trauma-informed care, cultural competency, and a person centered approach. This means I am carful to avoid re-traumatization, I respect clients’ personal values, and I approach clients with unconditional positive regard even when discussing potentially difficult topics such as suicidal ideation or sexuality. I prioritize developing a safe, confidential space for clients to explore the challenges that brought them into therapy.
(503) 966-8960 View (503) 966-8960
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Gary Moran
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Do you feel alone in your relationships, or are you having difficulty connecting with others at all? Are you wanting to live a life of meaning and purpose, but don't know how to find it? If you are wanting better connections with those around you, and want to step into living a whole, healthy life, you don't need to suffer. I'd love to work with you. I especially enjoy working with male-identified clients who are highly motivated to take a risk and make a change in their lives. (Note: I am best reached via email.)
Do you feel alone in your relationships, or are you having difficulty connecting with others at all? Are you wanting to live a life of meaning and purpose, but don't know how to find it? If you are wanting better connections with those around you, and want to step into living a whole, healthy life, you don't need to suffer. I'd love to work with you. I especially enjoy working with male-identified clients who are highly motivated to take a risk and make a change in their lives. (Note: I am best reached via email.)
(971) 314-4870 View (971) 314-4870
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Hanna Lyon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97232
Not accepting new clients
I am not accepting new clients and do not keep a waitlist. I specialize in working with adults and teens as they navigate life transitions and stressors. My approach is warm, client centered, strengths based, and relational, with the intent to walk alongside a person during transition and change processes. My work facilitates a deepening understanding of self to support people in accepting who they are and knowing that they matter.
I am not accepting new clients and do not keep a waitlist. I specialize in working with adults and teens as they navigate life transitions and stressors. My approach is warm, client centered, strengths based, and relational, with the intent to walk alongside a person during transition and change processes. My work facilitates a deepening understanding of self to support people in accepting who they are and knowing that they matter.
(971) 314-4657 View (971) 314-4657
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Christina Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Laurelhurst, Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
I want to work in a collaborative manner to help you heal your pain and achieve your goals in order to live your best life. I use a trauma informed version of Narrative Therapy and Crisis Intervention from a Strengths Perspective to help you work through your pain and achieve your goals.
I want to work in a collaborative manner to help you heal your pain and achieve your goals in order to live your best life. I use a trauma informed version of Narrative Therapy and Crisis Intervention from a Strengths Perspective to help you work through your pain and achieve your goals.
(503) 743-7852 View (503) 743-7852

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Number of Therapists in Laurelhurst, Portland, OR

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Laurelhurst, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
83% Trauma and PTSD
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
70% Stress
65% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
60% Aetna
52% Providence

How Therapists in Laurelhurst, Portland, OR see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
29% Male
7% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Laurelhurst, Portland?

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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.