Therapists in Far West, Austin, TX

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Marsha LeGrand
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Far West, Austin, TX 78731
Most of us struggle sometimes. If you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, I'd be honored to work with you on what you might want to change or accomplish.. It is essential to me to meet clients wherever they are with compassion for their challenges. Often anxiety and depression interfere with how we view ourselves and relate to others. If your moods are influencing your self esteem and relationships, together we can explore options, in line with your personal values, to change what is possible and cope with what isn't....resulting in greater peace, better relationships and more effective function.
Most of us struggle sometimes. If you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, I'd be honored to work with you on what you might want to change or accomplish.. It is essential to me to meet clients wherever they are with compassion for their challenges. Often anxiety and depression interfere with how we view ourselves and relate to others. If your moods are influencing your self esteem and relationships, together we can explore options, in line with your personal values, to change what is possible and cope with what isn't....resulting in greater peace, better relationships and more effective function.
(512) 942-2632 View (512) 942-2632
Photo of Lee Holley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Far West, Austin, TX
Lee Holley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC, PSS, RSPS
Verified Verified
Far West, Austin, TX 78731
Alcohol and drug problems can be complicated, but seeking help doesn't have to be. You don't need to "hit rock bottom" to make a change. With a passion for aiding individuals in recovery, those grappling with addiction, and those navigating alcohol or substance use, I have expertise in therapy for alcohol and other drug use, harm reduction, and recovery. You might hate AA and be looking to moderate your alcohol intake, or you might be in long-term recovery but struggling to live "life on life's terms." Whatever your difficulty, I am much more openminded than your typical drug or alcohol counselor.
Alcohol and drug problems can be complicated, but seeking help doesn't have to be. You don't need to "hit rock bottom" to make a change. With a passion for aiding individuals in recovery, those grappling with addiction, and those navigating alcohol or substance use, I have expertise in therapy for alcohol and other drug use, harm reduction, and recovery. You might hate AA and be looking to moderate your alcohol intake, or you might be in long-term recovery but struggling to live "life on life's terms." Whatever your difficulty, I am much more openminded than your typical drug or alcohol counselor.
(512) 980-9380 View (512) 980-9380
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India Gardner
LPC Intern, MA
Verified Verified
Far West, Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
I'm India! Thank you for taking the first step on your therapeutic journey of healing and restoration with me! I'm the Founder and Chief Clinical Therapist of Couch Conversations and Consulting, a fully online private practice offering quality mental health telehealth services for clients who prefer virtual sessions or may not be able to meet for in person sessions and are seeking a collaborative, compassionate and empowering therapy experience on the road to healing and restoration from the comfort of their own homes.
I'm India! Thank you for taking the first step on your therapeutic journey of healing and restoration with me! I'm the Founder and Chief Clinical Therapist of Couch Conversations and Consulting, a fully online private practice offering quality mental health telehealth services for clients who prefer virtual sessions or may not be able to meet for in person sessions and are seeking a collaborative, compassionate and empowering therapy experience on the road to healing and restoration from the comfort of their own homes.
(737) 232-4769 View (737) 232-4769
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Sarah Beddingfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Far West, Austin, TX 78731
I am currently accepting new adult and adolescent clients. My clients are typically individuals that have experienced trauma, and are working on integrating and processing those experiences. I also have experience treating individuals managing acute and chronic anxiety and depression. As a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I enjoy working with other Queer individuals--especially young people looking to find comfort and safety in their identity. Additionally, I am a HAES (Health At Every Size) aligned therapist.
I am currently accepting new adult and adolescent clients. My clients are typically individuals that have experienced trauma, and are working on integrating and processing those experiences. I also have experience treating individuals managing acute and chronic anxiety and depression. As a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I enjoy working with other Queer individuals--especially young people looking to find comfort and safety in their identity. Additionally, I am a HAES (Health At Every Size) aligned therapist.
(512) 572-9499 View (512) 572-9499
Photo of Sean Taggersell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Far West, Austin, TX
Sean Taggersell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Far West, Austin, TX 78731
I believe that therapy is an important tool for creating an intentional space to explore how we exist in the world and to practice communicating our emotions and needs. As a relational and trauma informed therapist, I believe that the relationship between a client and therapist is the foundation of healing and growing. In this way, comfort and trust are key to providing a space to freely set intention and dig into meaningful work to pave a path towards growth. A core belief of my practice is that your feelings and self awareness carry a great deal of wisdom about what you need in order to heal and grow.
I believe that therapy is an important tool for creating an intentional space to explore how we exist in the world and to practice communicating our emotions and needs. As a relational and trauma informed therapist, I believe that the relationship between a client and therapist is the foundation of healing and growing. In this way, comfort and trust are key to providing a space to freely set intention and dig into meaningful work to pave a path towards growth. A core belief of my practice is that your feelings and self awareness carry a great deal of wisdom about what you need in order to heal and grow.
(512) 856-9228 View (512) 856-9228
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Jennifer Kirk Schriever
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BCN, BCB
Verified Verified
Far West, Austin, TX 78731
30+ years of direct clinical experience using Q-EEG guided Neurofeedback and Biofeedback to help children, teens, and adults with goals ranging from optimal performance for sports, the performing arts, and business, to clients who seek help with trauma, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety and depression, sleep issues, and more. I consider myself to be a "Mind Body Detective" and I enjoy sleuthing through a client's history, presenting issues, and goals to help create a truly customized training plan for success.
30+ years of direct clinical experience using Q-EEG guided Neurofeedback and Biofeedback to help children, teens, and adults with goals ranging from optimal performance for sports, the performing arts, and business, to clients who seek help with trauma, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety and depression, sleep issues, and more. I consider myself to be a "Mind Body Detective" and I enjoy sleuthing through a client's history, presenting issues, and goals to help create a truly customized training plan for success.
(737) 520-3647 View (737) 520-3647
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Malka Fenig
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Far West, Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile! Whether you're taking the first step or continuing your journey towards healing, I'm here to accompany you on this path. As a bilingual counselor, fluent in both Spanish and English, I aim to create a comfortable space for adults residing in Texas, where you can freely explore your inner world. With a gentle and compassionate approach, I respect each individual's unique pace for healing, understanding that everyone's journey is personal. My goal is to cultivate an environment of warmth and safety, fostering an atmosphere where you can authentically engage in self-exploration.
Welcome to my profile! Whether you're taking the first step or continuing your journey towards healing, I'm here to accompany you on this path. As a bilingual counselor, fluent in both Spanish and English, I aim to create a comfortable space for adults residing in Texas, where you can freely explore your inner world. With a gentle and compassionate approach, I respect each individual's unique pace for healing, understanding that everyone's journey is personal. My goal is to cultivate an environment of warmth and safety, fostering an atmosphere where you can authentically engage in self-exploration.
(512) 722-7449 View (512) 722-7449
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Connected Heart Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Far West, Austin, TX 78731
Connected Heart Therapy combines the best of traditional and virtual therapy to make getting help easy and convenient so you can focus on what’s really important: healing. We are psychotherapists and resiliency builders here to support you on your journey. Connected Heart Therapy was founded by Wendy Byrd and Robin Landers, two licensed therapists in Austin, Texas. After years in private practice, they know how complicated and overwhelming it can be to find the right therapist. They combined their practices and set out to find only the most caring, dedicated, and accessible therapists to build our Connected Heart Therapy care team.
Connected Heart Therapy combines the best of traditional and virtual therapy to make getting help easy and convenient so you can focus on what’s really important: healing. We are psychotherapists and resiliency builders here to support you on your journey. Connected Heart Therapy was founded by Wendy Byrd and Robin Landers, two licensed therapists in Austin, Texas. After years in private practice, they know how complicated and overwhelming it can be to find the right therapist. They combined their practices and set out to find only the most caring, dedicated, and accessible therapists to build our Connected Heart Therapy care team.
(512) 812-8742 View (512) 812-8742
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Chelsea Fielder-Jenks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CEDS-S, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Far West, Austin, TX 78731
Sometimes our lives get to a point where we're just surviving, rather than thriving. In survival mode, we cope the best we can - this may mean using disordered eating behaviors, self-harm, substance use, self-criticizing inner talk, or self-destruction. I'm here to help guide you out of survival mode and into your best life. In therapy, we'll explore how you're surviving and how you can thrive. We'll identify changes you want and I will offer suggestions to help you create these changes. We will balance this change with lots of self-compassion.
Sometimes our lives get to a point where we're just surviving, rather than thriving. In survival mode, we cope the best we can - this may mean using disordered eating behaviors, self-harm, substance use, self-criticizing inner talk, or self-destruction. I'm here to help guide you out of survival mode and into your best life. In therapy, we'll explore how you're surviving and how you can thrive. We'll identify changes you want and I will offer suggestions to help you create these changes. We will balance this change with lots of self-compassion.
(512) 648-4313 View (512) 648-4313
Connected Heart Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Far West, Austin, TX 78731
(512) 601-5903 View (512) 601-5903

Online Therapists

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Brittany (Neece) Whallen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
We all go through complicated situations, some of which we don’t feel adequately prepared to handle. Most of us were never taught how to navigate these difficult struggles in healthy, constructive ways. That's why we are here. My clinical team works with a diverse variety of clientele to provide affordable counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. We want to work with you to help you overcome obstacles that you are facing, improve on aspects in your current life situation, and provide a sense of strength and hope during times that you may feel lost. Please call us for a free phone consultation.
We all go through complicated situations, some of which we don’t feel adequately prepared to handle. Most of us were never taught how to navigate these difficult struggles in healthy, constructive ways. That's why we are here. My clinical team works with a diverse variety of clientele to provide affordable counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. We want to work with you to help you overcome obstacles that you are facing, improve on aspects in your current life situation, and provide a sense of strength and hope during times that you may feel lost. Please call us for a free phone consultation.
(512) 814-6027 View (512) 814-6027
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Chie Seshimo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
Chie is a licensed social worker and certified in Prepare/Enrich couple assessment. Her focus is to create a safe place, focus on existing strengths in individuals/couples/families for problem-solving and empowerment, and teach DBT skills for coping with intense emotions if needed. Chie has lived in three different countries: Japan, Korea, and the US, and learned about both collective and individualistic cultures through her living experiences. Her rich cross-cultural experience leads her to value and respect differences and to be interested in working with feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and being unaccepted.
Chie is a licensed social worker and certified in Prepare/Enrich couple assessment. Her focus is to create a safe place, focus on existing strengths in individuals/couples/families for problem-solving and empowerment, and teach DBT skills for coping with intense emotions if needed. Chie has lived in three different countries: Japan, Korea, and the US, and learned about both collective and individualistic cultures through her living experiences. Her rich cross-cultural experience leads her to value and respect differences and to be interested in working with feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and being unaccepted.
(512) 991-3123 View (512) 991-3123
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Marcia Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
I have been a counselor for 10 years and a clinical therapist for 2 years. I have worked with a variety of individuals and couples. I take a personalized approach to all my clients to ensure a safe, informative, and healing space for growth. My personality is transparent, welcoming, and bubbly.
I have been a counselor for 10 years and a clinical therapist for 2 years. I have worked with a variety of individuals and couples. I take a personalized approach to all my clients to ensure a safe, informative, and healing space for growth. My personality is transparent, welcoming, and bubbly.
(469) 789-7842 View (469) 789-7842
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Brian Blake Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, MSW, LCSW, CCM
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
• Schedule: secure.helloalma.com/providers/brian-davis/ • Email: briandcounseling at therapysecure.com • Phone (work) : 903-636-3314 • Hi there, I'm Brian. Do you miss feeling on track and working towards your goals? Are you not connecting with those you've felt close to, such as your best friends, significant other, or family? Do things just feel a bit off and you need some guidance to get back to being you? Every person's struggle matters. Therapy is not about gauging whether someone is weak or strong, but building on their already existing strengths to help them find healthy ways to help themselves.
• Schedule: secure.helloalma.com/providers/brian-davis/ • Email: briandcounseling at therapysecure.com • Phone (work) : 903-636-3314 • Hi there, I'm Brian. Do you miss feeling on track and working towards your goals? Are you not connecting with those you've felt close to, such as your best friends, significant other, or family? Do things just feel a bit off and you need some guidance to get back to being you? Every person's struggle matters. Therapy is not about gauging whether someone is weak or strong, but building on their already existing strengths to help them find healthy ways to help themselves.
(786) 244-7347 View (786) 244-7347
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Rachel Mattis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78737  (Online Only)
I specialize in guiding individuals dealing with issues including relationship challenges, setting healthy boundaries, managing anxiety, overcoming perfectionism, shedding people-pleasing tendencies, and adapting to major life changes, as well as adult ADHD. In short, many issues that I am personally, as well as professionally, very familiar with! If you're currently navigating any of these aspects of life, I am confident that we can work together to help you rediscover joy and contentment.
I specialize in guiding individuals dealing with issues including relationship challenges, setting healthy boundaries, managing anxiety, overcoming perfectionism, shedding people-pleasing tendencies, and adapting to major life changes, as well as adult ADHD. In short, many issues that I am personally, as well as professionally, very familiar with! If you're currently navigating any of these aspects of life, I am confident that we can work together to help you rediscover joy and contentment.
(737) 727-4882 View (737) 727-4882
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Carly Ostler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731
Our emotions, behaviors and relationships can be overwhelming to make sense of. Having the support of an unbiased perspective can help as we grow beyond the things that cause us discomfort. As a systems therapist, I understand the issues brought into the therapy in relation to the school, work, relational, societal and intergenerational systems involved. Yes, that does mean talking about your parents and how the messages you received in your family have shaped you. It also means talking about the ways culture, race, sexuality, work environments and history affect the ways we feel and behave.
Our emotions, behaviors and relationships can be overwhelming to make sense of. Having the support of an unbiased perspective can help as we grow beyond the things that cause us discomfort. As a systems therapist, I understand the issues brought into the therapy in relation to the school, work, relational, societal and intergenerational systems involved. Yes, that does mean talking about your parents and how the messages you received in your family have shaped you. It also means talking about the ways culture, race, sexuality, work environments and history affect the ways we feel and behave.
(512) 377-6237 View (512) 377-6237
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Dalila Garcia
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
My ideal client seeks support for various challenges, including relationship issues, self-esteem struggles, and life transitions. They desire a safe, non-judgmental space to explore & address these concerns. Empathy, active listening, and evidence-based techniques are essential in your counseling approach. Clients aim for self-discovery, empowerment, and practical strategies for positive change. They seek guidance, support, and encouragement on their journey toward personal growth and fulfillment. Your dedication to their well-being and commitment to collaborative work resonates deeply with them as they navigate life's complexities.
My ideal client seeks support for various challenges, including relationship issues, self-esteem struggles, and life transitions. They desire a safe, non-judgmental space to explore & address these concerns. Empathy, active listening, and evidence-based techniques are essential in your counseling approach. Clients aim for self-discovery, empowerment, and practical strategies for positive change. They seek guidance, support, and encouragement on their journey toward personal growth and fulfillment. Your dedication to their well-being and commitment to collaborative work resonates deeply with them as they navigate life's complexities.
(512) 668-7692 View (512) 668-7692
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Jennifer Macchiaverna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78748  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling trapped by societal expectations, questioning your personal identity, facing relationship conflicts or stifling family dynamics? Or experiencing work or academic stress and overwhelm? Do you find yourself coping through means of avoidance, denial, detachment, or distraction? These coping modes often stem from our family of origin and are not adequate for healthy adult functioning and impede forward progress. If you recognize this in yourself and are seeking a change in your approach to life, look no further. If you are ready to commit to change in whatever form it may come, reach out to me.
Have you been feeling trapped by societal expectations, questioning your personal identity, facing relationship conflicts or stifling family dynamics? Or experiencing work or academic stress and overwhelm? Do you find yourself coping through means of avoidance, denial, detachment, or distraction? These coping modes often stem from our family of origin and are not adequate for healthy adult functioning and impede forward progress. If you recognize this in yourself and are seeking a change in your approach to life, look no further. If you are ready to commit to change in whatever form it may come, reach out to me.
(512) 722-7359 View (512) 722-7359
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Pablo (Paul) Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS,, LPC,, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
I am currently accepting new clients and I am able to provide telehealth and in person counseling. I am dually licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). I have recently gained EMDR therapy training and I invite you to take your next step towards healing.
I am currently accepting new clients and I am able to provide telehealth and in person counseling. I am dually licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). I have recently gained EMDR therapy training and I invite you to take your next step towards healing.
(361) 203-2612 View (361) 203-2612
Photo of Roxanne Watson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Far West, Austin, TX
Roxanne Watson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78753
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the weight of anxiety or depression? I can be your compassionate guide on the journey towards healing and resilience. With a wealth of experience and a warm, empathetic approach, I specialize in supporting individuals navigating the complexities of anxiety and depression. Understanding the unique challenges these conditions present, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors with clarity and purpose.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the weight of anxiety or depression? I can be your compassionate guide on the journey towards healing and resilience. With a wealth of experience and a warm, empathetic approach, I specialize in supporting individuals navigating the complexities of anxiety and depression. Understanding the unique challenges these conditions present, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors with clarity and purpose.
(512) 969-6176 View (512) 969-6176

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Far West, Austin, TX

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Far West, Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
91% Stress
82% Trauma and PTSD
82% Self Esteem
73% Peer Relationships
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Other

How Therapists in Far West, Austin, TX see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Far West, 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.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.