Therapists in Austin, TX

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Photo of Bryna Hoang, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX
Bryna Hoang
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750
Not accepting new clients
To me therapy is a place to put it all out there and find new ways of understanding, coping, and healing the swirl of noise in our heads. Ideally, my clients come in and express what’s in their hearts and minds without judgment. Crying, dark humor, wondering if you’re “(blank) enough”, etc. are all welcome. I work with individual clients 12-30ish, friend groups, and roommates and help them explore their relationships -both to others and themselves, their unique version of advocacy or communication, and finding their version of a more fulfilling life.
To me therapy is a place to put it all out there and find new ways of understanding, coping, and healing the swirl of noise in our heads. Ideally, my clients come in and express what’s in their hearts and minds without judgment. Crying, dark humor, wondering if you’re “(blank) enough”, etc. are all welcome. I work with individual clients 12-30ish, friend groups, and roommates and help them explore their relationships -both to others and themselves, their unique version of advocacy or communication, and finding their version of a more fulfilling life.
(512) 883-8427 View (512) 883-8427
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Benjamin Scott Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Looking back, did anyone REALLY teach you how relationships work best? Do you think you've learned ALL there is to know about how to create great relationships? Most of us would candidly answer, "No." Congratulations: You're looking in the right place! I've spent years working with couples and individuals helping them find a way forward in their most intimate relationships. Together, we'll fashion a practical path toward renewing love and discovering self-awareness. We'll customize a plan designed to achieve your specific goals and successfully navigate the bends and turns in your unique love story.
Looking back, did anyone REALLY teach you how relationships work best? Do you think you've learned ALL there is to know about how to create great relationships? Most of us would candidly answer, "No." Congratulations: You're looking in the right place! I've spent years working with couples and individuals helping them find a way forward in their most intimate relationships. Together, we'll fashion a practical path toward renewing love and discovering self-awareness. We'll customize a plan designed to achieve your specific goals and successfully navigate the bends and turns in your unique love story.
(512) 843-8171 View (512) 843-8171
Photo of Abby Lubran, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Abby Lubran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78756  (Online Only)
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in patterns of thinking, feeling or behaving that feel out of touch with who we really are. Have you learned about attachment styles but need help breaking free from old attachment patterns? I offer individual therapy with clients who want to understand themselves more deeply and couples therapy focusing on helping couples break free from old attachment patterns.
Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in patterns of thinking, feeling or behaving that feel out of touch with who we really are. Have you learned about attachment styles but need help breaking free from old attachment patterns? I offer individual therapy with clients who want to understand themselves more deeply and couples therapy focusing on helping couples break free from old attachment patterns.
(737) 530-8677 View (737) 530-8677
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Alexandra Tueni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705
I work with children, teens and young adults who struggle with anxiety, OCD, life transitions, identity, and LGBTQ+ issues. Clients often begin therapy with me in search of relief from OCD/anxiety, support managing the transition into college or adulthood, self-acceptance, a space to explore their identity, ways to create more meaningful relationships with others, or parenting support. I also work with parents to provide insight and teach skills that allow them to confidently support and respond to their child/teen struggling with OCD/anxiety. I am certified in and offer PCIT for children 7 and younger with behavioral challenges.
I work with children, teens and young adults who struggle with anxiety, OCD, life transitions, identity, and LGBTQ+ issues. Clients often begin therapy with me in search of relief from OCD/anxiety, support managing the transition into college or adulthood, self-acceptance, a space to explore their identity, ways to create more meaningful relationships with others, or parenting support. I also work with parents to provide insight and teach skills that allow them to confidently support and respond to their child/teen struggling with OCD/anxiety. I am certified in and offer PCIT for children 7 and younger with behavioral challenges.
(737) 250-6661 View (737) 250-6661
Photo of Christina Hidalgo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Christina Hidalgo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
Therapy is time for you. I will meet you where you are at in life. As my client, I acknowledge you are an expert on yourself and with my support we can facilitate a safe space to openly navigate the challenges of change and growth in your life with curiosity and compassion. We will navigate it together to find the best path forward for you, focusing on building trust and mutual respect. I am welcoming, empathic, positive, and eager to help you throughout this journey. Book with me now by clicking on my website: headway.co/providers/christina-hidalgo
Therapy is time for you. I will meet you where you are at in life. As my client, I acknowledge you are an expert on yourself and with my support we can facilitate a safe space to openly navigate the challenges of change and growth in your life with curiosity and compassion. We will navigate it together to find the best path forward for you, focusing on building trust and mutual respect. I am welcoming, empathic, positive, and eager to help you throughout this journey. Book with me now by clicking on my website: headway.co/providers/christina-hidalgo
(512) 361-4227 View (512) 361-4227
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Lindsey Fiddle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm genuinely excited to meet and support you on your path to wellness. I understand that finding a therapist can be overwhelming, but also know how important it is to find the right one. I believe in the power of relationships which is why I see our work together as a partnership. Your experiences and emotions matter, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. As a therapist, I prioritize following your lead. Whenever you're ready to dive deeper, we'll do so at your own pace. It's important to me to find the right balance between providing support and a challenge, while tailoring my approach to your specific needs.
Hello! I'm genuinely excited to meet and support you on your path to wellness. I understand that finding a therapist can be overwhelming, but also know how important it is to find the right one. I believe in the power of relationships which is why I see our work together as a partnership. Your experiences and emotions matter, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. As a therapist, I prioritize following your lead. Whenever you're ready to dive deeper, we'll do so at your own pace. It's important to me to find the right balance between providing support and a challenge, while tailoring my approach to your specific needs.
(737) 510-7061 View (737) 510-7061
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Errico Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78748  (Online Only)
Are you or someone you know struggling with creating and maintaining healthy boundaries? Did you grow up in a controlling or shaming family? Do you hold a lot of internal resentment, struggle with people pleasing or high levels of anxiety and worry? If so, I'm so glad you found me! I am dedicated to helping you reach your goals so that you can travel through your life with resiliency, healthy boundaries and an ability to recognize and embrace nourishing relationships.
Are you or someone you know struggling with creating and maintaining healthy boundaries? Did you grow up in a controlling or shaming family? Do you hold a lot of internal resentment, struggle with people pleasing or high levels of anxiety and worry? If so, I'm so glad you found me! I am dedicated to helping you reach your goals so that you can travel through your life with resiliency, healthy boundaries and an ability to recognize and embrace nourishing relationships.
(512) 961-6057 View (512) 961-6057
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Rebecca Kloc
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Sometimes things happen along the way that are too overwhelming to deal with on your own. I can help you identify the factors that are holding you back and provide support while you develop the necessary skills and insights to move forward. Trauma, divorce, behavior issues at school/home, grief/loss, family and life transitions, anxiety and depression can challenge even the healthiest individuals and families. I use a combination of traditional talk therapy, play therapy, and EMDR in my treatment of children, adolescents, women, adults, and families. I customize each client's treatment based on their unique needs.
Sometimes things happen along the way that are too overwhelming to deal with on your own. I can help you identify the factors that are holding you back and provide support while you develop the necessary skills and insights to move forward. Trauma, divorce, behavior issues at school/home, grief/loss, family and life transitions, anxiety and depression can challenge even the healthiest individuals and families. I use a combination of traditional talk therapy, play therapy, and EMDR in my treatment of children, adolescents, women, adults, and families. I customize each client's treatment based on their unique needs.
(512) 940-7434 View (512) 940-7434
Photo of Katie Webb (Supervised By Rebecca Lincoln Lpc-S), Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX
Katie Webb (Supervised By Rebecca Lincoln Lpc-S)
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78756  (Online Only)
You matter, and your life matters. Whether you are experiencing grief and loss, low self-worth, difficulty in your relationships, symptoms of anxiety or depression, or are navigating the impacts of stress, abuse, or trauma - you don't have to do it alone. What I offer is a genuine & sincere presence, an ability to go deep, and to try and walk alongside you in whatever part of the path you are on.
You matter, and your life matters. Whether you are experiencing grief and loss, low self-worth, difficulty in your relationships, symptoms of anxiety or depression, or are navigating the impacts of stress, abuse, or trauma - you don't have to do it alone. What I offer is a genuine & sincere presence, an ability to go deep, and to try and walk alongside you in whatever part of the path you are on.
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Erin Franklin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78722
Do you want to have better, healthier, happier relationships with yourself and other people? I now have openings! I’m passionate about helping individuals and couples improve the relationships they have with themselves and each other so they can experience more meaningful lives and become their most authentic selves. If you feel “stuck” or unhappy in your current relationship, dream of having a healthy and satisfying partnership, keep repeating the same old relationship patterns, or want to love yourself and accept more deeply, I can help.
Do you want to have better, healthier, happier relationships with yourself and other people? I now have openings! I’m passionate about helping individuals and couples improve the relationships they have with themselves and each other so they can experience more meaningful lives and become their most authentic selves. If you feel “stuck” or unhappy in your current relationship, dream of having a healthy and satisfying partnership, keep repeating the same old relationship patterns, or want to love yourself and accept more deeply, I can help.
(737) 204-2014 View (737) 204-2014
Photo of Monti Pal, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Monti Pal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
Please note that I am private pay only and my sliding scale spots are full. I focus on helping clients identify and attain their own personal goals in therapy. I believe in empowering clients while compassionately guiding them through the therapy process with a mind-body approach to healing. I have worked with a broad and diverse groups of people with issues related to academics, career development, trauma, family relationships, lgbtqia specific issues, domestic violence, romantic relationships, anxiety, depression, and grief. I look forward to hearing from you! Please note that I am not paneled with any insurance companies.
Please note that I am private pay only and my sliding scale spots are full. I focus on helping clients identify and attain their own personal goals in therapy. I believe in empowering clients while compassionately guiding them through the therapy process with a mind-body approach to healing. I have worked with a broad and diverse groups of people with issues related to academics, career development, trauma, family relationships, lgbtqia specific issues, domestic violence, romantic relationships, anxiety, depression, and grief. I look forward to hearing from you! Please note that I am not paneled with any insurance companies.
(512) 337-4472 View (512) 337-4472
Photo of Kenitres Wiley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Kenitres Wiley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78704
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about helping clients reach their goals for growth, healing, and fostering change that serves them well in life. I strive to help individuals who are struggling with major life transitions or changes, stressors, anxiety management and reduction, and developing healthy self-relationships. I want to assist you to reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress, build skills to manage emotions, build self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-confidence.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about helping clients reach their goals for growth, healing, and fostering change that serves them well in life. I strive to help individuals who are struggling with major life transitions or changes, stressors, anxiety management and reduction, and developing healthy self-relationships. I want to assist you to reduce symptoms of anxiety and stress, build skills to manage emotions, build self-acceptance, self-esteem, and self-confidence.
(737) 530-8841 View (737) 530-8841
Photo of Mary H Boone, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Mary H Boone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I am experienced and skilled in working with clients who have chemical dependency, codependency, depression, bipolar, anxiety disorders, trauma, and/or relationship issues. I see individuals and couples. I also work with parents of adolescents and offer family therapy sessions. I am excited about the good results that can be achieved with EMDR and EFT. Reducing the level of emotional disturbance, can clear the way for problem solving and healing.
I am experienced and skilled in working with clients who have chemical dependency, codependency, depression, bipolar, anxiety disorders, trauma, and/or relationship issues. I see individuals and couples. I also work with parents of adolescents and offer family therapy sessions. I am excited about the good results that can be achieved with EMDR and EFT. Reducing the level of emotional disturbance, can clear the way for problem solving and healing.
(361) 437-0924 View (361) 437-0924
Photo of Ini Ekpenyong, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Ini Ekpenyong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCDCi
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78748
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there, it's so nice to meet you and I'm so happy that you have decided to embark on this healing journey. I am a first generation Nigerian America therapist in Austin, TX. I work with a broad range of mental health diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, eating disorders, and addiction. My therapeutic style is warm and empathetic, but I will still call you out while maintaining a safe space. I am also aware of how the body stores trauma and can offer guidance on re-regulating your nervous system through somatic experiencing.
Hi there, it's so nice to meet you and I'm so happy that you have decided to embark on this healing journey. I am a first generation Nigerian America therapist in Austin, TX. I work with a broad range of mental health diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, eating disorders, and addiction. My therapeutic style is warm and empathetic, but I will still call you out while maintaining a safe space. I am also aware of how the body stores trauma and can offer guidance on re-regulating your nervous system through somatic experiencing.
(512) 967-8366 View (512) 967-8366
Photo of Mary Webb-Tafoya, PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Mary Webb-Tafoya, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LPCC, NCC, CMS-CHt
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78732  (Online Only)
Currently only accepting clients for Teletherapy. The individual who seeks to improve their quality of life would greatly benefit from having me as their counselor. Each session is goal-oriented and an educational process towards insight and awareness which can greatly improve a client's perspective of themselves; the world; and themselves in the world. I believe in short term, brief solution focused therapy to maximize time and therapeutic interventions. I strive to form a therapeutic alliance with my clients and act as a guide and mentor through all of life's challenges. For more information, go to marywebbtafoyapllc.com
Currently only accepting clients for Teletherapy. The individual who seeks to improve their quality of life would greatly benefit from having me as their counselor. Each session is goal-oriented and an educational process towards insight and awareness which can greatly improve a client's perspective of themselves; the world; and themselves in the world. I believe in short term, brief solution focused therapy to maximize time and therapeutic interventions. I strive to form a therapeutic alliance with my clients and act as a guide and mentor through all of life's challenges. For more information, go to marywebbtafoyapllc.com
(915) 228-2153 View (915) 228-2153
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Soul-Full Counseling & Wellness, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78756
As a counselor and former teacher, Alexandra enjoys helping clients envision their personal goals and facilitating progress and lasting growth. Alexandra primarily utilizes elements of CBT, Person-Centered, and Solution-Focused Therapy to address the specific needs of her clients. She believes in the importance of developing a collaborative counseling relationship that inspires, equips, and motivates clients to live their best life.
As a counselor and former teacher, Alexandra enjoys helping clients envision their personal goals and facilitating progress and lasting growth. Alexandra primarily utilizes elements of CBT, Person-Centered, and Solution-Focused Therapy to address the specific needs of her clients. She believes in the importance of developing a collaborative counseling relationship that inspires, equips, and motivates clients to live their best life.
(210) 672-1369 View (210) 672-1369
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Troy Joseph French
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78753
The most rewarding thing I've been told by a client is, "They Get Me". I say this because my clients have been let down in the past by systems that failed to help or by other therapists who felt that they were beyond change. What I strive to create is an environment where clients feel they are valued, heard, and understood. The clients that tend to do best in my care are often neurodivergent or with diagnosed personality disorders due to how these conditions are chronically misunderstood. If you have tried standard therapies but still struggle to control your emotions, thoughts, or behaviors, I'd like to help.
The most rewarding thing I've been told by a client is, "They Get Me". I say this because my clients have been let down in the past by systems that failed to help or by other therapists who felt that they were beyond change. What I strive to create is an environment where clients feel they are valued, heard, and understood. The clients that tend to do best in my care are often neurodivergent or with diagnosed personality disorders due to how these conditions are chronically misunderstood. If you have tried standard therapies but still struggle to control your emotions, thoughts, or behaviors, I'd like to help.
(512) 598-8842 View (512) 598-8842
Photo of Kitty Walker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Kitty Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy providing practical tools to help you navigate through life's inevitable losses and other challenges. I think of myself as a guide, assisting folks through stuck places or daunting challenges, allowing them to increase resilience and personal empowerment. We are living in fascinating times, which can be both exhilarating and terrifying. I encourage embracing the sometimes messy entirety of what life rolls out for each individual.
I enjoy providing practical tools to help you navigate through life's inevitable losses and other challenges. I think of myself as a guide, assisting folks through stuck places or daunting challenges, allowing them to increase resilience and personal empowerment. We are living in fascinating times, which can be both exhilarating and terrifying. I encourage embracing the sometimes messy entirety of what life rolls out for each individual.
(512) 649-0026 View (512) 649-0026
Photo of Stephanie Stoeckl, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Stephanie Stoeckl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
While none of us are immune to challenges, learning to stay present makes a significant difference. It's been my honor, throughout my 27 years of practice, to accompany my clients on the path to healing and growth. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I've supported individuals, couples, and families facing various challenges, including living with chronic health conditions, managing depression and anxiety, improving communication, and cultivating resilience in the face of traumatic experiences.
While none of us are immune to challenges, learning to stay present makes a significant difference. It's been my honor, throughout my 27 years of practice, to accompany my clients on the path to healing and growth. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I've supported individuals, couples, and families facing various challenges, including living with chronic health conditions, managing depression and anxiety, improving communication, and cultivating resilience in the face of traumatic experiences.
(512) 575-8859 View (512) 575-8859
Photo of Hugh Simmons, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Hugh Simmons, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78754
I celebrate diversity, which means I welcome you. I offer a safe place for you to talk at your own pace about issues that may feel impossible to discuss anywhere else. Focus areas include interpersonal/relationship challenges, LGBTQ+/queer concerns, stress, parenting, anxiety, depression, a general sense of feeling unhappy, and more.
I celebrate diversity, which means I welcome you. I offer a safe place for you to talk at your own pace about issues that may feel impossible to discuss anywhere else. Focus areas include interpersonal/relationship challenges, LGBTQ+/queer concerns, stress, parenting, anxiety, depression, a general sense of feeling unhappy, and more.
(347) 706-4604 View (347) 706-4604

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
88% Depression
76% 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
74% 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.