Therapists in Mount Tabor, Portland, OR

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Emi Gilbert
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
Do you or your child/teen have difficulty handling current anxiety or stressors? Find it challenging to understand or manage your emotional responses? Struggle in your interpersonal relationships? Have difficulty moving forward from past trauma? Want to explore and disrupt difficult patterns (such as attachment styles or intergenerational trauma)? If you or your child/teen seek a unique therapeutic experience, I can help. I believe we are not defined by our diagnoses and I commit to working with you as a holistic individual, family, or couple. My goal is to help you manage stress, resolve personal conflicts, and find balance.
Do you or your child/teen have difficulty handling current anxiety or stressors? Find it challenging to understand or manage your emotional responses? Struggle in your interpersonal relationships? Have difficulty moving forward from past trauma? Want to explore and disrupt difficult patterns (such as attachment styles or intergenerational trauma)? If you or your child/teen seek a unique therapeutic experience, I can help. I believe we are not defined by our diagnoses and I commit to working with you as a holistic individual, family, or couple. My goal is to help you manage stress, resolve personal conflicts, and find balance.
(503) 483-8542 View (503) 483-8542
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Lee Scher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
I specialize in working with people affected by relational trauma and neurodivergence (especially late-diagnosed autistic and bipolar II) folks. My approach is client-centered, which means I focus on developing a relationship with you based on warmth, respect, curiosity, and genuineness. I also incorporate Jungian psychology, Buddhist psychology and mindfulness into my work. If you're curious to learn more, please visit my website or call me to set up a free consultation or first session.
I specialize in working with people affected by relational trauma and neurodivergence (especially late-diagnosed autistic and bipolar II) folks. My approach is client-centered, which means I focus on developing a relationship with you based on warmth, respect, curiosity, and genuineness. I also incorporate Jungian psychology, Buddhist psychology and mindfulness into my work. If you're curious to learn more, please visit my website or call me to set up a free consultation or first session.
(971) 252-7872 View (971) 252-7872
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Priscilla Klockner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
Waitlist for new clients
I utilize Play Therapy and Synergetic Play Therapy to assist children and families from birth through the teen who struggle with issues related to behavior problems, academic problems, developmental delays, ASD and attachment.
I utilize Play Therapy and Synergetic Play Therapy to assist children and families from birth through the teen who struggle with issues related to behavior problems, academic problems, developmental delays, ASD and attachment.
(503) 342-7494 View (503) 342-7494
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Josh Miller
MCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
I specialize in personal and professional identity development, which can include leadership skills, sexuality and gender identity exploration and support, developing emotional intelligence, and spirituality/worldview deconstruction and reconstruction. My framework for individual coaching is built on empathy, and is inclusive, intentional, and collaborative. I offer tools to help you achieve your goals, exploratory questions to provoke critical thinking, education on specialized topics, and even a sounding board for self-discovery - but we’ll work together to discover what works best for YOU.
I specialize in personal and professional identity development, which can include leadership skills, sexuality and gender identity exploration and support, developing emotional intelligence, and spirituality/worldview deconstruction and reconstruction. My framework for individual coaching is built on empathy, and is inclusive, intentional, and collaborative. I offer tools to help you achieve your goals, exploratory questions to provoke critical thinking, education on specialized topics, and even a sounding board for self-discovery - but we’ll work together to discover what works best for YOU.
(503) 461-6956 View (503) 461-6956
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James Reling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, NCC
Verified Verified
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
If you're sensing traits of Autism/ADHD, let's examine them together – from the joy of weekend research rabbit holes and regulating routines to annoying sensory sensitivities, social misunderstandings, and masking, to the overwhelming disconnect from your body. The exhaustion and emotional challenges you're facing deserve attention. I'm here to equip you with information and strategies. In our journey, we'll not only understand these facets but also celebrate your strengths. This safe space is dedicated to understanding the remarkable individual you are... weirdos, misfits, loners, rebels, and rigid rule-followers are all welcome.
If you're sensing traits of Autism/ADHD, let's examine them together – from the joy of weekend research rabbit holes and regulating routines to annoying sensory sensitivities, social misunderstandings, and masking, to the overwhelming disconnect from your body. The exhaustion and emotional challenges you're facing deserve attention. I'm here to equip you with information and strategies. In our journey, we'll not only understand these facets but also celebrate your strengths. This safe space is dedicated to understanding the remarkable individual you are... weirdos, misfits, loners, rebels, and rigid rule-followers are all welcome.
(503) 714-7621 View (503) 714-7621
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Paige Kuiawa
Professional Counselor Associate , MA
Verified Verified
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
Do you feel overwhelmed by major life changes? Are you searching for a supportive space to explore your gender identity and/or sexuality? Do you struggle with low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety? I help my clients cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves and the sources of their struggles to build greater self-awareness, pursue meaningful change, and feel a greater sense of joy, authenticity, and fulfillment in everyday life. Together we will explore new perspectives and skills to help you feel more confident in your ability to face life's challenges and connect with yourself and others.
Do you feel overwhelmed by major life changes? Are you searching for a supportive space to explore your gender identity and/or sexuality? Do you struggle with low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety? I help my clients cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves and the sources of their struggles to build greater self-awareness, pursue meaningful change, and feel a greater sense of joy, authenticity, and fulfillment in everyday life. Together we will explore new perspectives and skills to help you feel more confident in your ability to face life's challenges and connect with yourself and others.
(971) 257-6330 View (971) 257-6330
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Jon Keyes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
Not accepting new clients
I believe each one of us often knows the best steps they can take to help them feel their strongest, but that sometimes we need support and encouragement to take those steps. I often work with clients who have experienced trauma and stress and are stuck and trapped in patterns that no longer serve them. My role as a therapist is to support you to walk your healthiest path. I often help people who struggle with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, social anxiety, adhd, extreme states, bipolar disorder, addiction and sleep disorders.
I believe each one of us often knows the best steps they can take to help them feel their strongest, but that sometimes we need support and encouragement to take those steps. I often work with clients who have experienced trauma and stress and are stuck and trapped in patterns that no longer serve them. My role as a therapist is to support you to walk your healthiest path. I often help people who struggle with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, social anxiety, adhd, extreme states, bipolar disorder, addiction and sleep disorders.
(503) 436-6930 View (503) 436-6930
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Quinn Francis
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
Queer & trans folks deserve affirming care from a therapist who gets it! Our struggles, healing & liberation are interwoven. I work with adults who feel disconnected from themselves or their communities because of depression, anxiety, trauma, and the ongoing oppression we face every day. I can help you make sense of your personal history, find strength in your identities and values, and cultivate a sense of purpose and commitment to the things that make life feel joyful and worth living.
Queer & trans folks deserve affirming care from a therapist who gets it! Our struggles, healing & liberation are interwoven. I work with adults who feel disconnected from themselves or their communities because of depression, anxiety, trauma, and the ongoing oppression we face every day. I can help you make sense of your personal history, find strength in your identities and values, and cultivate a sense of purpose and commitment to the things that make life feel joyful and worth living.
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Christine Salas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, HTCP
Verified Verified
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges? I believe in your inherent strengths and abilities, and I'm committed to helping you achieve your goals of finding inner peace, emotional well-being, and greater fulfillment in life. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Healing Touch Certified Practitioner/Energy Healer (HTCP), I provide a unique, compassionate, non-judgemental, safe space where you can freely express yourself. Let's work together as a team towards your healing and growth, and create positive change in your life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges? I believe in your inherent strengths and abilities, and I'm committed to helping you achieve your goals of finding inner peace, emotional well-being, and greater fulfillment in life. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Healing Touch Certified Practitioner/Energy Healer (HTCP), I provide a unique, compassionate, non-judgemental, safe space where you can freely express yourself. Let's work together as a team towards your healing and growth, and create positive change in your life.
(503) 867-8550 View (503) 867-8550
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Nikki Humes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215  (Online Only)
Clients typically reach out to me when some area of their life is not working well. This could be a new instance of something not working well, or it’s possible that something hasn’t been working well for a very long time. It could be a behavior, a relationship, a job, an attitude, a way of thinking or feeling, or it could be that the ways you used to cope are no longer working or serving you anymore. It’s a painful place to be when the old way doesn’t work anymore but you don’t yet know a new way. Therapy can be a powerful place to learn new tools for engaging in life and relationships that serve you and those around you better.
Clients typically reach out to me when some area of their life is not working well. This could be a new instance of something not working well, or it’s possible that something hasn’t been working well for a very long time. It could be a behavior, a relationship, a job, an attitude, a way of thinking or feeling, or it could be that the ways you used to cope are no longer working or serving you anymore. It’s a painful place to be when the old way doesn’t work anymore but you don’t yet know a new way. Therapy can be a powerful place to learn new tools for engaging in life and relationships that serve you and those around you better.
(503) 300-2907 View (503) 300-2907
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Jessica L Besner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
My work is centered around empowering womxn and gender diverse folx, especially those who have experienced interpersonal or cultural trauma. I have special interest and training in working with those interested in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and psychedelic integration work, working with the adolescent/young adult population, those who have experienced religious trauma, and survivors of narcissistic abuse. I help others develop more secure relationships with themselves and those around them, and work with your inner critic to unburden the parts of self that have developed as a response to trauma.
My work is centered around empowering womxn and gender diverse folx, especially those who have experienced interpersonal or cultural trauma. I have special interest and training in working with those interested in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and psychedelic integration work, working with the adolescent/young adult population, those who have experienced religious trauma, and survivors of narcissistic abuse. I help others develop more secure relationships with themselves and those around them, and work with your inner critic to unburden the parts of self that have developed as a response to trauma.
(503) 755-8240 View (503) 755-8240
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Emily Anne Weidlich
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
Everyone needs support and encouragement, and though our friends and family play an integral role in our lives, they often struggle with finding the words to say when we face truly troubling experiences. As a trained counselor, my goal is to skillfully and empathetically help you navigate your challenges by working together to develop greater insight into your experience, foster an honest and compassionate stance towards your previous efforts, and develop more adaptive skills and perspectives to aid you moving forward.
Everyone needs support and encouragement, and though our friends and family play an integral role in our lives, they often struggle with finding the words to say when we face truly troubling experiences. As a trained counselor, my goal is to skillfully and empathetically help you navigate your challenges by working together to develop greater insight into your experience, foster an honest and compassionate stance towards your previous efforts, and develop more adaptive skills and perspectives to aid you moving forward.
(503) 506-4505 View (503) 506-4505
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Hillarey Rothenberger
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSWA, QMHP-R
Verified Verified
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
Hi, my name is Hillarey, I’m a radical clinical social worker with a passion for supporting people and families with unique and diverse needs. I bring enthusiasm, energy, lived experience, and authenticity into my work, and I absolutely love helping people channel their strengths in and outside of their diagnosis and developing realistic coping skills to manage the barriers!
Hi, my name is Hillarey, I’m a radical clinical social worker with a passion for supporting people and families with unique and diverse needs. I bring enthusiasm, energy, lived experience, and authenticity into my work, and I absolutely love helping people channel their strengths in and outside of their diagnosis and developing realistic coping skills to manage the barriers!
(503) 496-7615 View (503) 496-7615
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Matt Matteini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
I work with clients seeking meaningful change. To recover authenticity, connection, and purpose back into life's experience. We work together to manage the impact of past events. More importantly, we find ways to transcend them in the present, building on strengths to find life balance. Since working with my first client, my clinical approach has evolved to focus on the mind-body connection. Today I often work with trauma, addiction, and life transitions. I am in recovery myself and deeply appreciate meaning making with clients. Your recovery should be a highly individualized experience. Please visit my website for details!
I work with clients seeking meaningful change. To recover authenticity, connection, and purpose back into life's experience. We work together to manage the impact of past events. More importantly, we find ways to transcend them in the present, building on strengths to find life balance. Since working with my first client, my clinical approach has evolved to focus on the mind-body connection. Today I often work with trauma, addiction, and life transitions. I am in recovery myself and deeply appreciate meaning making with clients. Your recovery should be a highly individualized experience. Please visit my website for details!
(503) 374-1882 View (503) 374-1882
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Italia Hensley : Congruent Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CNM-C
Verified Verified
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215  (Online Only)
You are in a relationship with your partner(s) or a part of a family unit. You have gotten to a place you never thought you could get to with yourself or loved one(s); you feel unheard, unloved, and undervalued, but you love them, and that is why you are here seeking me, a couple, polycule, and family therapist. I have been where you are now; it is overwhelming, painful, and discouraging. I am here to tell you this happens for so many people, and there is hope and a path to where you want to be.
You are in a relationship with your partner(s) or a part of a family unit. You have gotten to a place you never thought you could get to with yourself or loved one(s); you feel unheard, unloved, and undervalued, but you love them, and that is why you are here seeking me, a couple, polycule, and family therapist. I have been where you are now; it is overwhelming, painful, and discouraging. I am here to tell you this happens for so many people, and there is hope and a path to where you want to be.
(458) 204-0197 View (458) 204-0197
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Anna Hennings
MA, CMPC
Verified Verified
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
As a certified mental performance consultant with an MA in Sport Psychology, I work with athletes and performers who want to conquer their performance anxiety, strengthen their confidence, and renegotiate their relationship with making mistakes. Often, my clients feel like they: get stuck in their own heads; have trouble letting go of mistakes; struggle with perfectionism; are self-critical and getting in their own way; have to perform under pressure; are not communicating well with a coach or teammate; have lost confidence in skills that used to be second nature; and/or are struggling with the demands of being a student-athlete.
As a certified mental performance consultant with an MA in Sport Psychology, I work with athletes and performers who want to conquer their performance anxiety, strengthen their confidence, and renegotiate their relationship with making mistakes. Often, my clients feel like they: get stuck in their own heads; have trouble letting go of mistakes; struggle with perfectionism; are self-critical and getting in their own way; have to perform under pressure; are not communicating well with a coach or teammate; have lost confidence in skills that used to be second nature; and/or are struggling with the demands of being a student-athlete.
(503) 739-9858 View (503) 739-9858
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Brad Creel
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
Waitlist for new clients
My practice is currently full, please reach out you would like to be added to the waiting list (est. 1-2 months). I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, therapeutic environment where my clients can feel welcome and safe. As a psychodynamic therapist, I believe that healing can happen through accessing the realm of the unconscious. This process of exploring thoughts and images can be daunting, but also immensely satisfying and life changing.
My practice is currently full, please reach out you would like to be added to the waiting list (est. 1-2 months). I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental, therapeutic environment where my clients can feel welcome and safe. As a psychodynamic therapist, I believe that healing can happen through accessing the realm of the unconscious. This process of exploring thoughts and images can be daunting, but also immensely satisfying and life changing.
(503) 303-0794 View (503) 303-0794
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Ben Bjorgaard
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhDc, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215
By addressing troubling thoughts and feelings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and traumas, life can be made more manageable, productive, and fulfilling. Feelings such as grief, shame, anxiety, sadness, and anger often signal that something needs to change. Listening to and working with these feelings—some that consume us and others that gently nudge us—can move us forward. Through this, we sometimes discover that our everyday dilemmas are part of larger patterns waiting to be resolved as a whole.
By addressing troubling thoughts and feelings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and traumas, life can be made more manageable, productive, and fulfilling. Feelings such as grief, shame, anxiety, sadness, and anger often signal that something needs to change. Listening to and working with these feelings—some that consume us and others that gently nudge us—can move us forward. Through this, we sometimes discover that our everyday dilemmas are part of larger patterns waiting to be resolved as a whole.
(503) 987-3714 View (503) 987-3714
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René Stewart
Clinical Social Work Associate, MSW, CSWA
Verified Verified
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215  (Online Only)
Are you stuck in unwanted loops and patterns, and seeking to heal your self-worth? In our sessions we will create a space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with curiosity. We'll identify patterns and help you to examine your emotions and the behaviors they trigger. As a therapist I see my job as walking you towards your inner guide, the companion that you get to take with you long after our work together.
Are you stuck in unwanted loops and patterns, and seeking to heal your self-worth? In our sessions we will create a space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with curiosity. We'll identify patterns and help you to examine your emotions and the behaviors they trigger. As a therapist I see my job as walking you towards your inner guide, the companion that you get to take with you long after our work together.
(503) 966-4353 View (503) 966-4353
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Ashling Clinical
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Tabor, Portland, OR 97215  (Online Only)
Living the best version of you is difficult when you are experiencing anxiety and depression from past experiences. Coming home stressed after your day and not being present to those you love can add to this struggle. Waking up rested, being confident and at peace when you walk through your door in the evening is what you deserve. Discovering new directions for yourself is a path I can support you on. Reaching out to a professional is a great first step to start your journey in being supportable & living the life you want on your terms.
Living the best version of you is difficult when you are experiencing anxiety and depression from past experiences. Coming home stressed after your day and not being present to those you love can add to this struggle. Waking up rested, being confident and at peace when you walk through your door in the evening is what you deserve. Discovering new directions for yourself is a path I can support you on. Reaching out to a professional is a great first step to start your journey in being supportable & living the life you want on your terms.
(503) 836-8559 View (503) 836-8559

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Number of Therapists in Mount Tabor, Portland, OR

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Mount Tabor, Portland, OR who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
73% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% PacificSource
53% Aetna
45% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Mount Tabor, Portland, OR see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
23% Male
6% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Mount Tabor, 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.