Therapists in Austin, TX

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Catherine Sult
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705
Life is not easy, and being happy with our lives, relationships, and who we are can be challenging. Add stress to the mix, and our lives can suddenly feel out of control. I am here to help you regain control in all aspects of your life. Do you struggle with communication? Are you quick to anger? Are you using unhealthy ways to cope? Are your relationships suffering? I approach clients’ struggles through a systemic lens. Our experiences, family, relationships, and culture all influence who we are and contribute to our ups and downs.
Life is not easy, and being happy with our lives, relationships, and who we are can be challenging. Add stress to the mix, and our lives can suddenly feel out of control. I am here to help you regain control in all aspects of your life. Do you struggle with communication? Are you quick to anger? Are you using unhealthy ways to cope? Are your relationships suffering? I approach clients’ struggles through a systemic lens. Our experiences, family, relationships, and culture all influence who we are and contribute to our ups and downs.
(512) 399-0241 View (512) 399-0241
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Heather Velasquez (Hello Light Counseling Pllc)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78717  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor passionate about supporting emotional wellness in women’s health particularly in perimenopause & postmenopause. In addition to the physical symptoms inherent in midlife changes, many women experience decreased stress tolerance, unpredictable moods, or difficult changes and losses in this phase of life. While our women’s health practitioners address physical symptoms, sometimes it can feel as if emotional wellness doesn't get the attention it deserves. Also, those who struggle with chronic illnesses such as endometriosis may experience depression, loneliness or overwhelming anxiety.
I am an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor passionate about supporting emotional wellness in women’s health particularly in perimenopause & postmenopause. In addition to the physical symptoms inherent in midlife changes, many women experience decreased stress tolerance, unpredictable moods, or difficult changes and losses in this phase of life. While our women’s health practitioners address physical symptoms, sometimes it can feel as if emotional wellness doesn't get the attention it deserves. Also, those who struggle with chronic illnesses such as endometriosis may experience depression, loneliness or overwhelming anxiety.
(512) 402-3044 View (512) 402-3044
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Melinda Rothouse
MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
I am a professional creativity, leadership, and career coach, consultant, educator, and facilitator based in Austin, Texas. My areas of focus in coaching include mindfulness, creativity, organizational psychology, existential issues, spirituality, and life transitions, drawing inspiration from humanistic, existential, positive, transpersonal, and Jungian depth psychology. I help individuals and organizations tap into their innate creativity for greater insight, innovation, collaboration, and resilience. While my Ph.D. is in psychology / creativity studies, I am not a therapist or clinical psychologist, so I cannot accept insurance.
I am a professional creativity, leadership, and career coach, consultant, educator, and facilitator based in Austin, Texas. My areas of focus in coaching include mindfulness, creativity, organizational psychology, existential issues, spirituality, and life transitions, drawing inspiration from humanistic, existential, positive, transpersonal, and Jungian depth psychology. I help individuals and organizations tap into their innate creativity for greater insight, innovation, collaboration, and resilience. While my Ph.D. is in psychology / creativity studies, I am not a therapist or clinical psychologist, so I cannot accept insurance.
(512) 666-3819 View (512) 666-3819
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Miranda M. Dooley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
There is nothing wrong with asking for help and it’s important to remember that. “Asking for help when you need it doesn’t show weakness, it shows tremendous strength”— it takes self-awareness; it takes courage and the willingness to be vulnerable. A great quote by Fred Rogers says, “When we talk about our feelings they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” The therapeutic relationship I have with clients is something that I cherish and do not take for granted. It is a true privilege to be able to accompany clients on their journeys of self-discovery and self-understanding.
There is nothing wrong with asking for help and it’s important to remember that. “Asking for help when you need it doesn’t show weakness, it shows tremendous strength”— it takes self-awareness; it takes courage and the willingness to be vulnerable. A great quote by Fred Rogers says, “When we talk about our feelings they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” The therapeutic relationship I have with clients is something that I cherish and do not take for granted. It is a true privilege to be able to accompany clients on their journeys of self-discovery and self-understanding.
(512) 580-9892 View (512) 580-9892
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Michele Quintin Quill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BSP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745
If you feel stuck in your trauma or unhealthy patterns, I can help. I specialize in doing the deep work that helps people heal from complex trauma and PTSD, childhood abuse/neglect and other big wounds. My style is caring, compassionate, and direct. Expect me to listen deeply and help you heal from the inside out. We will work together to help you gain insight and learn new skills for managing difficult situations. You will learn to attune to how your body is experiencing the world and how to let emotions move through you. So much is possible when you have determination and the right guide. Together, let's make good shift happen!
If you feel stuck in your trauma or unhealthy patterns, I can help. I specialize in doing the deep work that helps people heal from complex trauma and PTSD, childhood abuse/neglect and other big wounds. My style is caring, compassionate, and direct. Expect me to listen deeply and help you heal from the inside out. We will work together to help you gain insight and learn new skills for managing difficult situations. You will learn to attune to how your body is experiencing the world and how to let emotions move through you. So much is possible when you have determination and the right guide. Together, let's make good shift happen!
(512) 763-7002 View (512) 763-7002
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Robert James Novickas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
I foster a safe virtual space to explore areas of self-identity, self-esteem and other existential matters. With an empathetic and caring approach, I support clients experiencing grief, anxiety or depression. I also work with clients looking to heal trauma wounds, kick an addiction, navigate difficult relationships and codependency, or overcome challenging life events. Beyond my broader client population, I enjoy working with first-time dads, providing a space for them to navigate this significant life transition. What's bringing you, or as a couple, to therapy is unique as is the journey we'll take to reach your therapeutic goals.
I foster a safe virtual space to explore areas of self-identity, self-esteem and other existential matters. With an empathetic and caring approach, I support clients experiencing grief, anxiety or depression. I also work with clients looking to heal trauma wounds, kick an addiction, navigate difficult relationships and codependency, or overcome challenging life events. Beyond my broader client population, I enjoy working with first-time dads, providing a space for them to navigate this significant life transition. What's bringing you, or as a couple, to therapy is unique as is the journey we'll take to reach your therapeutic goals.
(737) 510-7425 View (737) 510-7425
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Flourish Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
At Flourish! we recognize that it is hard to be a human navigating our current modern challenges - and even harder to do it alone. Our holistic, mindful and somatic approach to mental health is especially helpful for people feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, unfulfilled, anxious, hopeless, or who have experienced recent or past trauma(s).
At Flourish! we recognize that it is hard to be a human navigating our current modern challenges - and even harder to do it alone. Our holistic, mindful and somatic approach to mental health is especially helpful for people feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, unfulfilled, anxious, hopeless, or who have experienced recent or past trauma(s).
(512) 865-4955 View (512) 865-4955
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Sara Bratcher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping individuals see and value the good in themselves. Oftentimes our minds can fool us into believing that we are not worthy, not enough, or unloveable. These are generalized falsehoods that are usually rooted in trauma. I work to create a safe space for you to begin to confront such negative core beliefs - to stare them down - in order to begin to challenge, dismantle, and replace them with new, positive beliefs.
I am passionate about helping individuals see and value the good in themselves. Oftentimes our minds can fool us into believing that we are not worthy, not enough, or unloveable. These are generalized falsehoods that are usually rooted in trauma. I work to create a safe space for you to begin to confront such negative core beliefs - to stare them down - in order to begin to challenge, dismantle, and replace them with new, positive beliefs.
(512) 866-1178 View (512) 866-1178
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Adrianna Molina
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS , LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731
I primarily work with teens and adults with life transitions and coping skills with everyday life situations. I'm experienced in working with ranging needs and have a passion in helping people finding their own authentic self and strengthen their relationships.
I primarily work with teens and adults with life transitions and coping skills with everyday life situations. I'm experienced in working with ranging needs and have a passion in helping people finding their own authentic self and strengthen their relationships.
(214) 380-3814 View (214) 380-3814
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Helen W. Childs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
I view therapy as a collaborative process between patient and therapist used to help facilitate growth and change. I think people are able to find healthy solutions for living when given the opportunity to learn new ways of thinking about and coping with life transitions.
I view therapy as a collaborative process between patient and therapist used to help facilitate growth and change. I think people are able to find healthy solutions for living when given the opportunity to learn new ways of thinking about and coping with life transitions.
(512) 337-4835 View (512) 337-4835
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Lori Wright
Psychologist, PhD, CBIS
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78749  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Maya Angelou once said "Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." When conducting psychotherapy or neuro-psychological testing, my mission is to provide a warm and caring environment and to see the complete person so that you leave feeling like you have been heard. As a trained neuropsychologist I understand neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as attention and learning difficulties and how they affect abilities.
Maya Angelou once said "Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." When conducting psychotherapy or neuro-psychological testing, my mission is to provide a warm and caring environment and to see the complete person so that you leave feeling like you have been heard. As a trained neuropsychologist I understand neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as attention and learning difficulties and how they affect abilities.
(512) 607-9954 View (512) 607-9954
Photo of Katina R. - Discovering Peace Counseling, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Katina R. - Discovering Peace Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
As humans, we all go through challenges in life that have a negative impact on our emotional, mental and physical well-being. Finding a safe place to be able to express your feelings, thoughts and experiences without judgment is vital as you journey through challenging and overwhelming moments in life. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, having a difficult time with interpersonal relationships or life transitions, let’s work together on dealing with these feelings in a healthy manner for you and those around you.
As humans, we all go through challenges in life that have a negative impact on our emotional, mental and physical well-being. Finding a safe place to be able to express your feelings, thoughts and experiences without judgment is vital as you journey through challenging and overwhelming moments in life. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, having a difficult time with interpersonal relationships or life transitions, let’s work together on dealing with these feelings in a healthy manner for you and those around you.
(737) 204-5458 View (737) 204-5458
Photo of Jenny Gilbert, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jenny Gilbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78704
Want to ease the weight of worry? Feeling overwhelmed by the challenges and/or relationships in your life? If you are depleted by stress, anxiety, or troubled relationships in your life, Spyglass Counseling is here to help. I offer presence and purpose in my work with clients. We will come together to learn more about who you are and what you need to restore balance and peace. With this insight, we will identify meaningful steps to take to create change. You will always be met with compassion and understanding in our therapy space, regardless of what brings you in.
Want to ease the weight of worry? Feeling overwhelmed by the challenges and/or relationships in your life? If you are depleted by stress, anxiety, or troubled relationships in your life, Spyglass Counseling is here to help. I offer presence and purpose in my work with clients. We will come together to learn more about who you are and what you need to restore balance and peace. With this insight, we will identify meaningful steps to take to create change. You will always be met with compassion and understanding in our therapy space, regardless of what brings you in.
(512) 572-5757 View (512) 572-5757
Photo of Jason Hewitt, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jason Hewitt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78748
Feeling stressed, anxious, on edge, not allowing yourself to feel happy for fear of the next bad thing that might happen. Highly sensitive, you get hurt easily and the emotions take over leaving you doubting yourself and not able to trust others. It’s getting in the way of your life and your relationships. Trying to avoid it, keep yourself busy, or think your way out of it isn’t working. Your insecurity tells you to put others first, but then you feel used or taken for granted. You so want to be seen, heard, and acknowledged.
Feeling stressed, anxious, on edge, not allowing yourself to feel happy for fear of the next bad thing that might happen. Highly sensitive, you get hurt easily and the emotions take over leaving you doubting yourself and not able to trust others. It’s getting in the way of your life and your relationships. Trying to avoid it, keep yourself busy, or think your way out of it isn’t working. Your insecurity tells you to put others first, but then you feel used or taken for granted. You so want to be seen, heard, and acknowledged.
(512) 872-5531 View (512) 872-5531
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Leigh Germann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78738
Life can feel hard, but it will get better! I’m trained to understand why you feel as you do and I can show you the way out of depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I can also show you how to stop being self-critical so you can love your life again. Clients can hope to walk away from our work together feeling more connected to themselves- understanding their thoughts and feelings and knowing how to confidently deal with them. I have over 30 years of experience helping people feel better and achieve their goals. Helping moms is close to my heart. Check out my website Leighgermann.com to find tools made for moms!
Life can feel hard, but it will get better! I’m trained to understand why you feel as you do and I can show you the way out of depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I can also show you how to stop being self-critical so you can love your life again. Clients can hope to walk away from our work together feeling more connected to themselves- understanding their thoughts and feelings and knowing how to confidently deal with them. I have over 30 years of experience helping people feel better and achieve their goals. Helping moms is close to my heart. Check out my website Leighgermann.com to find tools made for moms!
(512) 648-5077 View (512) 648-5077
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Sami Cortez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
As a play therapist, not only am I passionate about working with children and teens, but also adults who would like to explore their inner child to bring creativity, joy, and playfulness back into their lives. I often use art, storytelling, metaphor, or visual aids when appropriate to facilitate growth and learning key coping skills. I have helped many clients grow and move through the lingering effects and pains of trauma or life transitions, whether recent or long buried. I can help in facilitating growth and healing after difficult and often excruciating experiences, while progressing at your pace and comfort level.
As a play therapist, not only am I passionate about working with children and teens, but also adults who would like to explore their inner child to bring creativity, joy, and playfulness back into their lives. I often use art, storytelling, metaphor, or visual aids when appropriate to facilitate growth and learning key coping skills. I have helped many clients grow and move through the lingering effects and pains of trauma or life transitions, whether recent or long buried. I can help in facilitating growth and healing after difficult and often excruciating experiences, while progressing at your pace and comfort level.
(512) 890-3120 View (512) 890-3120
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Noah Elias Flores
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
My focus as a therapist is on healing trauma through the attachment lens. When defining trauma, I like to quote Gabor Mate who states that Trauma is not what happens to you, it is what happens inside you. The traumatic event may have been the abandonment that happened years ago, but the trauma itself is the crippling fear inside when someone we love doesn't respond quickly enough. Unfortunately, we can't change the past, but we Can change the ways it affects our present and our future. I hope to offer you closure by helping you understand the How and Why of your trauma.
My focus as a therapist is on healing trauma through the attachment lens. When defining trauma, I like to quote Gabor Mate who states that Trauma is not what happens to you, it is what happens inside you. The traumatic event may have been the abandonment that happened years ago, but the trauma itself is the crippling fear inside when someone we love doesn't respond quickly enough. Unfortunately, we can't change the past, but we Can change the ways it affects our present and our future. I hope to offer you closure by helping you understand the How and Why of your trauma.
(737) 727-3280 View (737) 727-3280
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Hellen Pennell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78703
I help people free themselves from the wrath of a harsh inner critic, get unstuck from unhealthy situations, and start living instead of just surviving. If you are living with anxiety, depression, unproductive anger, the impact of trauma, or relationship struggles--including parenting neurodiverse or gender-questioning children, I welcome you. I provide a safe, compassionate, emotionally attuned space so you can feel supported as we explore what brings you into therapy. Whatever your struggle, I believe it is possible to navigate pain, gain strength, and experience greater fulfillment through the therapeutic relationship we create.
I help people free themselves from the wrath of a harsh inner critic, get unstuck from unhealthy situations, and start living instead of just surviving. If you are living with anxiety, depression, unproductive anger, the impact of trauma, or relationship struggles--including parenting neurodiverse or gender-questioning children, I welcome you. I provide a safe, compassionate, emotionally attuned space so you can feel supported as we explore what brings you into therapy. Whatever your struggle, I believe it is possible to navigate pain, gain strength, and experience greater fulfillment through the therapeutic relationship we create.
(512) 764-1221 View (512) 764-1221
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Elizabeth Haberer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW, CGP
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78701
If you have a feeling that you may be holding yourself back from experiencing your full potential because of trauma, difficult to manage emotions, addiction or depression, psychoanalytic psychotherapy may be a beneficial path for you. This type of therapy helps you explore how things outside of your awareness affect your life and is focused on helping you unravel patterns that may be making you feel stuck or alone. If you are interested in going beyond symptom relief to explore yourself on a deeper level, I would be honored to meet you in that journey.
If you have a feeling that you may be holding yourself back from experiencing your full potential because of trauma, difficult to manage emotions, addiction or depression, psychoanalytic psychotherapy may be a beneficial path for you. This type of therapy helps you explore how things outside of your awareness affect your life and is focused on helping you unravel patterns that may be making you feel stuck or alone. If you are interested in going beyond symptom relief to explore yourself on a deeper level, I would be honored to meet you in that journey.
(713) 338-9212 View (713) 338-9212
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Dave Kaplowitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CGP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
Relationships can be the most important and supportive part of life but can often be difficult and filled with conflict. We can experience difficulty at home, at work, with friends, with coworkers, or extended family. Whether it is online or in person, we spend a lot of our day interacting with others and problematic relationships often negatively affect our overall mental health.
Relationships can be the most important and supportive part of life but can often be difficult and filled with conflict. We can experience difficulty at home, at work, with friends, with coworkers, or extended family. Whether it is online or in person, we spend a lot of our day interacting with others and problematic relationships often negatively affect our overall mental health.
(737) 510-7942 View (737) 510-7942
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Number of Therapists in Austin, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% 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.