Therapists in Austin, TX

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Photo of Shayla Pattillo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Shayla Pattillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
Hello! I am here to help adults and teens who are battling depression and anxiety. If you are looking for a therapist who makes you feel seen and accepted while helping you identify blind spots and areas for potential growth, then please reach out. I feel honored to have the opportunity to serve as your therapist, and I am committed to helping you make the most out of each session we have together.
Hello! I am here to help adults and teens who are battling depression and anxiety. If you are looking for a therapist who makes you feel seen and accepted while helping you identify blind spots and areas for potential growth, then please reach out. I feel honored to have the opportunity to serve as your therapist, and I am committed to helping you make the most out of each session we have together.
(737) 758-2930 View (737) 758-2930
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Krystal Klein
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752  (Online Only)
My therapeutic style is warm and understanding. I believe in meeting my clients where they're at and allowing them to move at their own pace while simultaneously challenging them to work towards their treatment goals. My approach combines solution-focus, dialectical and cognitive-behavioral, with a heavy dose of mindfulness.
My therapeutic style is warm and understanding. I believe in meeting my clients where they're at and allowing them to move at their own pace while simultaneously challenging them to work towards their treatment goals. My approach combines solution-focus, dialectical and cognitive-behavioral, with a heavy dose of mindfulness.
(737) 302-5693 x1 View (737) 302-5693 x1
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Annie Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
Together we can work through depression, anxiety, women's issues, and life transitions. I have specialized training in family and couples issues, parenting/behavior modification, as well as in treating those with acquired brain injuries. I also hold certifications as a Level 1 Gottman Certified Therapist, a Prepare/Enrich Therapist, and a trained EMDR therapist. Premarital coursework available!
Together we can work through depression, anxiety, women's issues, and life transitions. I have specialized training in family and couples issues, parenting/behavior modification, as well as in treating those with acquired brain injuries. I also hold certifications as a Level 1 Gottman Certified Therapist, a Prepare/Enrich Therapist, and a trained EMDR therapist. Premarital coursework available!
(512) 649-0313 View (512) 649-0313
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Lindsey Rodriguez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals, families, and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, infidelity, and relationship issues. I take a systemic approach to therapy, looking at how your relationships and patterns affect your everyday life. Typically my clients are feeling stuck or unheard in their relationships. I offer therapy that involves usable tools to help with communication and building a much stronger bond between you and your partner. I also help clients in the midst of significant trauma or in the aftermath of infidelity. My goal is to make myself obsolete and to leave you living a more fulfilling life.
I specialize in working with individuals, families, and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, infidelity, and relationship issues. I take a systemic approach to therapy, looking at how your relationships and patterns affect your everyday life. Typically my clients are feeling stuck or unheard in their relationships. I offer therapy that involves usable tools to help with communication and building a much stronger bond between you and your partner. I also help clients in the midst of significant trauma or in the aftermath of infidelity. My goal is to make myself obsolete and to leave you living a more fulfilling life.
(512) 714-2637 View (512) 714-2637
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Dr. K. Olivia Trone
PsyD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
I value a holistic approach when working with clients, and I aim to co-create a space where we can walk through your personhood and experience together. In therapy, I utilize a blend of CBT, interpersonal, and psychodynamic intervention methods when best suited for my clients, taking into consideration their specific situation and goals.
I value a holistic approach when working with clients, and I aim to co-create a space where we can walk through your personhood and experience together. In therapy, I utilize a blend of CBT, interpersonal, and psychodynamic intervention methods when best suited for my clients, taking into consideration their specific situation and goals.
(512) 980-9531 View (512) 980-9531
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Wendy Schuelke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
Does it seem like you just can't get out of your own way? Are you struggling with life's challenges? Are you finding yourself in new and unfamiliar roles in your life? Wendy provides a safe judgement-free compassionate space to “unpack your bag”. Wendy will support you while you explore your feelings, navigate the challenges in your life and identify unhealthy patterns that are barriers to positive change. Wendy values diversity and inclusion and is LBGTQ+ Allied.
Does it seem like you just can't get out of your own way? Are you struggling with life's challenges? Are you finding yourself in new and unfamiliar roles in your life? Wendy provides a safe judgement-free compassionate space to “unpack your bag”. Wendy will support you while you explore your feelings, navigate the challenges in your life and identify unhealthy patterns that are barriers to positive change. Wendy values diversity and inclusion and is LBGTQ+ Allied.
(512) 866-0366 View (512) 866-0366
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Loren Grimes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. I practice psychotherapy from an IFS model and am IFS trained. Perhaps that means something to you and perhaps it doesn't. To put it simply, it means that we will hold that people have many feelings, many strategies, many wishes, and many concerns that can sometimes compete. We can join together in focus areas of your life and get to know the constraints that are operating. This work supports the ongoing exploration of the inner life to increase intimacy and joy, inside and out. I invite you to contact me if you'd like to go further.
Hello and welcome. I practice psychotherapy from an IFS model and am IFS trained. Perhaps that means something to you and perhaps it doesn't. To put it simply, it means that we will hold that people have many feelings, many strategies, many wishes, and many concerns that can sometimes compete. We can join together in focus areas of your life and get to know the constraints that are operating. This work supports the ongoing exploration of the inner life to increase intimacy and joy, inside and out. I invite you to contact me if you'd like to go further.
(737) 252-7081 View (737) 252-7081
Photo of Sladja Redner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Sladja Redner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
Welcome! Whether you long for a greater self-awareness and freedom from self-defeating patterns or need support as you move through a difficult time, you are in the right place. Being able to slow down, express yourself, and face your fears, desires, regrets, and hopes is a healing and liberating experience. I consider therapy to be an engaging and collaborative process towards greater understanding of yourself, connecting to self-acceptance, experiencing freedom to be your real self, and making self-honoring choices. I don't rely on rigid formulaic approaches or quick fixes, rather, I honor the complexity of the human experience.
Welcome! Whether you long for a greater self-awareness and freedom from self-defeating patterns or need support as you move through a difficult time, you are in the right place. Being able to slow down, express yourself, and face your fears, desires, regrets, and hopes is a healing and liberating experience. I consider therapy to be an engaging and collaborative process towards greater understanding of yourself, connecting to self-acceptance, experiencing freedom to be your real self, and making self-honoring choices. I don't rely on rigid formulaic approaches or quick fixes, rather, I honor the complexity of the human experience.
(512) 572-9033 View (512) 572-9033
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Abí Steinsiek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704
Accepting New Clients. I'm a somatic, creative and trauma-informed therapist that supports young adults, adults and elders navigating; neurodiversity, anxiety, depression, stress, family and community dynamics, emotional regulation, grief and loss, life transitions, psychedelic spaces, and trauma. My containers are inclusive, drawing from my experience supporting non-monogamous and LGBTQIA+ communities, welcoming all identities.
Accepting New Clients. I'm a somatic, creative and trauma-informed therapist that supports young adults, adults and elders navigating; neurodiversity, anxiety, depression, stress, family and community dynamics, emotional regulation, grief and loss, life transitions, psychedelic spaces, and trauma. My containers are inclusive, drawing from my experience supporting non-monogamous and LGBTQIA+ communities, welcoming all identities.
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Magnolia Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCDC, EMDR, Trained
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Do you feel unsupported? I believe that all humans are born with unique strengths and have the power hidden inside us to live life to its fullest. I am here to facilitate you in the process of unleashing your power to reach your potential in your life. I believe you are the person who is in complete control and in charge of your life and your goals. My counseling practice is directed by the Person-Centered approach, CBT, and EMDR; I use other theories as needed, like TFCBT, DBT, Narrative, and alternative therapies like mindfulness and Expressive Art Therapy. I provide a nonjudgemental safe space for my clients to heal.
Do you feel unsupported? I believe that all humans are born with unique strengths and have the power hidden inside us to live life to its fullest. I am here to facilitate you in the process of unleashing your power to reach your potential in your life. I believe you are the person who is in complete control and in charge of your life and your goals. My counseling practice is directed by the Person-Centered approach, CBT, and EMDR; I use other theories as needed, like TFCBT, DBT, Narrative, and alternative therapies like mindfulness and Expressive Art Therapy. I provide a nonjudgemental safe space for my clients to heal.
(512) 843-7739 View (512) 843-7739
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Arica Bibbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
Hi! Nice to share this journey with you. I am a seasoned therapist and I use evidence-based interventions, as well as educate. My primary focus is person-centered counseling, however, I have found cognitive, behavioral, and emotional aspects of our mental health and what we know, determine how we navigate our worlds. My focuses are children, adolescence and adulthood.
Hi! Nice to share this journey with you. I am a seasoned therapist and I use evidence-based interventions, as well as educate. My primary focus is person-centered counseling, however, I have found cognitive, behavioral, and emotional aspects of our mental health and what we know, determine how we navigate our worlds. My focuses are children, adolescence and adulthood.
(512) 661-7232 View (512) 661-7232
Photo of Connie Bogard Thomas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Connie Bogard Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704
Welcome! I believe it takes an incredible amount of courage to begin this journey of healing. I know seeking therapy can be difficult and it can be hard to venture into the unknown. I’m honored to be a part of this process. Often I have seen individuals seek therapy when they feel hopeless and cannot see through the darkness that things can be different. Through therapy I aim to reveal hope again and walk alongside you as we find the light together. I truly love what I do as a therapist and feel humbled to witness the bravery in others every day to take steps to live more fully.
Welcome! I believe it takes an incredible amount of courage to begin this journey of healing. I know seeking therapy can be difficult and it can be hard to venture into the unknown. I’m honored to be a part of this process. Often I have seen individuals seek therapy when they feel hopeless and cannot see through the darkness that things can be different. Through therapy I aim to reveal hope again and walk alongside you as we find the light together. I truly love what I do as a therapist and feel humbled to witness the bravery in others every day to take steps to live more fully.
(737) 204-6216 View (737) 204-6216
Photo of M Karen Hampton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
M Karen Hampton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
Finding a sense of peace and fostering intimate relationships are lifelong goals. Whether these goals seem permanently elusive or temporarily unattainable, I help adults travel forward on this journey. Along with my client, I strive to create a safe place in which to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; increase self-awareness; and develop a more satisfying life. While the leap of faith to engage in therapy can be enormous, I believe that the power of therapy to enrich our lives to be even greater. You may wish to check out my videos on my website.
Finding a sense of peace and fostering intimate relationships are lifelong goals. Whether these goals seem permanently elusive or temporarily unattainable, I help adults travel forward on this journey. Along with my client, I strive to create a safe place in which to explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; increase self-awareness; and develop a more satisfying life. While the leap of faith to engage in therapy can be enormous, I believe that the power of therapy to enrich our lives to be even greater. You may wish to check out my videos on my website.
(512) 649-2224 View (512) 649-2224
Photo of Emily Keefer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Emily Keefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ADS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
I believe that all individuals have the capacity to self-heal. A supportive and respectful therapeutic relationship can be the perfect catalyst for growth and change. Through a guided and collaborative approach, we can discover why we fall into the same patterns, often reliving past hurts, and develop practical strategies for choosing to live life differently. By exploring vulnerability and tapping in to our creative, authentic selves, lasting change can occur.
I believe that all individuals have the capacity to self-heal. A supportive and respectful therapeutic relationship can be the perfect catalyst for growth and change. Through a guided and collaborative approach, we can discover why we fall into the same patterns, often reliving past hurts, and develop practical strategies for choosing to live life differently. By exploring vulnerability and tapping in to our creative, authentic selves, lasting change can occur.
(512) 270-2406 View (512) 270-2406
Photo of Hannah Sonderegger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Hannah Sonderegger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704
In the midst of life's varied challenges – whether it be your mental health, the dynamics of relationships, the difficulty of addiction, to the echoes of trauma and past wounds – I am here to offer a sanctuary. My foremost commitment is to ensure you feel heard, understood, and supported. Deep within us lie inherent strengths, and my mission is to illuminate yours, translating it into resilience for life's daily challenges. My primary goal is to spotlight your strengths, guiding you to harness them effectively. Authentic self-support often begins within, and I'm dedicated to guiding you towards uncovering this internal strength.
In the midst of life's varied challenges – whether it be your mental health, the dynamics of relationships, the difficulty of addiction, to the echoes of trauma and past wounds – I am here to offer a sanctuary. My foremost commitment is to ensure you feel heard, understood, and supported. Deep within us lie inherent strengths, and my mission is to illuminate yours, translating it into resilience for life's daily challenges. My primary goal is to spotlight your strengths, guiding you to harness them effectively. Authentic self-support often begins within, and I'm dedicated to guiding you towards uncovering this internal strength.
(512) 890-1785 View (512) 890-1785
Photo of Alicia Fitzpatrick, Pre-Licensed Professional in Austin, TX
Alicia Fitzpatrick
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78754  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, or overwhelming stress? Do you feel like you've lost your sense of purpose and direction in life? Alicia believes that everyone has the potential for growth, healing, and positive change. As a licensed master social worker, Alicia provides a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and work towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life. With over 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, Alicia has a proven track record of helping clients overcome a wide range of mental health and life challenges.
Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, or overwhelming stress? Do you feel like you've lost your sense of purpose and direction in life? Alicia believes that everyone has the potential for growth, healing, and positive change. As a licensed master social worker, Alicia provides a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and work towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life. With over 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families, Alicia has a proven track record of helping clients overcome a wide range of mental health and life challenges.
(903) 666-5115 View (903) 666-5115
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MIND Systemic Psychotherapy & Relational Expertise
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Dr. Haselmayer Fayed, licensed marriage and family therapist and supervisor. What would you like to change in your relationships? What's on your MIND? You don't have to work on this on your own. For over a decade, I've dedicated my expertise to working with many people in their quest for change and happiness. There isn't much I haven't seen or helped with. Don't wait any longer. Call me today! As a psychology professor, I instruct master's and doctoral students, engage in research, and have published my research studies. My dedication to academia and research gives me effective tools to work with what's challenging you.
Hello, I'm Dr. Haselmayer Fayed, licensed marriage and family therapist and supervisor. What would you like to change in your relationships? What's on your MIND? You don't have to work on this on your own. For over a decade, I've dedicated my expertise to working with many people in their quest for change and happiness. There isn't much I haven't seen or helped with. Don't wait any longer. Call me today! As a psychology professor, I instruct master's and doctoral students, engage in research, and have published my research studies. My dedication to academia and research gives me effective tools to work with what's challenging you.
(210) 796-8455 View (210) 796-8455
Photo of Erika J. Vivyan, Psychologist in Austin, TX
Erika J. Vivyan
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
You’re looking for the right therapist to help. You’re overwhelmed and exhausted. The worries, what-ifs, and and wonderings are just too much to handle. You’re sick of the tears, tantrums, and terrible nights. You wish this anxiety would just leave you alone. Sometimes you think that these fears are normal, but recently school is getting harder, friendships are falling apart, and life at home is so stressful you could cry. You want to find someone who can help you, your child, or your teen to gain the confidence and flexibility to get life back on track.
You’re looking for the right therapist to help. You’re overwhelmed and exhausted. The worries, what-ifs, and and wonderings are just too much to handle. You’re sick of the tears, tantrums, and terrible nights. You wish this anxiety would just leave you alone. Sometimes you think that these fears are normal, but recently school is getting harder, friendships are falling apart, and life at home is so stressful you could cry. You want to find someone who can help you, your child, or your teen to gain the confidence and flexibility to get life back on track.
(512) 641-9448 View (512) 641-9448
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Angela Modzelewski
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Angela Modzelewski's ideal client seeks therapy for personal growth and healing, valuing creative expression through art. Open to diverse backgrounds, they may have experienced trauma or crisis, desiring a strengths-based, person-centered approach. Motivated for positive change, they appreciate Angela's LGBTQIA+ allyship and sex-positive perspective, seeking a therapist who celebrates individual rights and dignity.
Angela Modzelewski's ideal client seeks therapy for personal growth and healing, valuing creative expression through art. Open to diverse backgrounds, they may have experienced trauma or crisis, desiring a strengths-based, person-centered approach. Motivated for positive change, they appreciate Angela's LGBTQIA+ allyship and sex-positive perspective, seeking a therapist who celebrates individual rights and dignity.
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Photo of Michelle Luna, Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
Michelle Luna
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCDC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
No matter what brings you to therapy, I work with you to identify and heal the unhealthy attachment styles and trauma responses that are painful barriers in your life today. These barriers are often responsible for all the negative beliefs we have about ourselves now, that only hold us back from our best potential. Our work together teaches you how to break these cycles while gaining a new, healthy perception of yourself today, as well as for the painful issue(s) that brought you to therapy. You will evolve with new insight, awareness, and love for yourself! It's a beautiful transformation and an honor to witness.
No matter what brings you to therapy, I work with you to identify and heal the unhealthy attachment styles and trauma responses that are painful barriers in your life today. These barriers are often responsible for all the negative beliefs we have about ourselves now, that only hold us back from our best potential. Our work together teaches you how to break these cycles while gaining a new, healthy perception of yourself today, as well as for the painful issue(s) that brought you to therapy. You will evolve with new insight, awareness, and love for yourself! It's a beautiful transformation and an honor to witness.
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Austin, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Austin, TX see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Austin?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.