Therapists in Cameron County, TX

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Photo of Forging Connections Counseling and Recovery Center, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cameron County, TX
Forging Connections Counseling and Recovery Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACP, LPC, LCDC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Harlingen, TX 78550
My style of counseling focuses on the strengths of my clients and with a focus on the problems that my clients want to change. The treatment I offer is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have experience with people of all ages and what my clients enjoy the most is that I treat them with patience, compassion, and respect.
My style of counseling focuses on the strengths of my clients and with a focus on the problems that my clients want to change. The treatment I offer is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have experience with people of all ages and what my clients enjoy the most is that I treat them with patience, compassion, and respect.
(956) 253-1876 View (956) 253-1876
Photo of Diana Marie Lozano, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cameron County, TX
Diana Marie Lozano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CSC
Verified
Harlingen, TX 78550  (Online Only)
Do you often struggle with stress and feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety? Are you feeling down and need to talk about what you are experiencing? Maybe it is time to take that first step and embark on a journey to mental wellness. I am Diana Lozano and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I am here to listen with an open mind, acceptance, respect, and without judgement. Together we can take that journey towards healing and clarity. I will provide a safe place for you to process everything that has happened, so that you can stay centered in such an unpredictable time that is filled with unknowns.
Do you often struggle with stress and feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety? Are you feeling down and need to talk about what you are experiencing? Maybe it is time to take that first step and embark on a journey to mental wellness. I am Diana Lozano and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I am here to listen with an open mind, acceptance, respect, and without judgement. Together we can take that journey towards healing and clarity. I will provide a safe place for you to process everything that has happened, so that you can stay centered in such an unpredictable time that is filled with unknowns.
(956) 253-1681 View (956) 253-1681
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Jennifer DENISE Collins
Marriage & Family Therapist, Mrs, Collins, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brownsville, TX 78526
I have had the privilege of helping those who struggle with depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, and I specialize in helping to overcome trauma. I have two master's Degrees: one in Marriage and Family Therapy and the second in Forensic Psychology. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and conducted individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy.
I have had the privilege of helping those who struggle with depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, and I specialize in helping to overcome trauma. I have two master's Degrees: one in Marriage and Family Therapy and the second in Forensic Psychology. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and conducted individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy.
(956) 540-5712 View (956) 540-5712
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April Dawn Harter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Fresnos, TX 78566  (Online Only)
If you identify as a narcissist or codependent, then you’re in the right place. I help codependents and narcissists liberate themselves from enmeshment. Enmeshment is what happens when one either violates someone else's boundaries or fails to enforce their own boundaries. Enmeshment is the way that one attempts to get one's attachment needs met in one's life. Attachment needs represent what one gets in one's relationships. This includes all relationships such as romantic partnerships, work, family, or in other groups.
If you identify as a narcissist or codependent, then you’re in the right place. I help codependents and narcissists liberate themselves from enmeshment. Enmeshment is what happens when one either violates someone else's boundaries or fails to enforce their own boundaries. Enmeshment is the way that one attempts to get one's attachment needs met in one's life. Attachment needs represent what one gets in one's relationships. This includes all relationships such as romantic partnerships, work, family, or in other groups.
(956) 633-2038 View (956) 633-2038
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Natividad C. Leal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CSC
Verified
Brownsville, TX 78526  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Nati Leal and I have a passion for helping others. I believe that a trusting relationship can help others heal and find wellness.
Hello, my name is Nati Leal and I have a passion for helping others. I believe that a trusting relationship can help others heal and find wellness.
(956) 474-3469 View (956) 474-3469
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Red Apple Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brownsville, TX 78520
I work with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including, depression, trauma, abuse, ADHD, relationship issues, and life changing situations. I will meet you where you are and move along at your pace. Red Apple Therapy offers alternative therapies for those searching for a holistic and eclectic approach to counseling, including creative arts, play therapy and mindful meditation. Our goal is to assist you in meeting your goal by providing a safe, authentic and compassionate clinical setting with an individualized therapy experience.
I work with individuals with a wide range of concerns, including, depression, trauma, abuse, ADHD, relationship issues, and life changing situations. I will meet you where you are and move along at your pace. Red Apple Therapy offers alternative therapies for those searching for a holistic and eclectic approach to counseling, including creative arts, play therapy and mindful meditation. Our goal is to assist you in meeting your goal by providing a safe, authentic and compassionate clinical setting with an individualized therapy experience.
(210) 941-1482 View (210) 941-1482
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Sharee Traskauskas Calming Minds Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEdLPC,
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brownsville, TX 78520
Are you feeling lost, conflicted or stuck? Life is full of difficult twists and turns, ups and downs that can often lead us down unwanted paths. Sometimes life has a hard way of teaching us lessons…lessons that test our strength, our very existence and our faith. We come to believe we are too different, not good enough, or hopeless and often lose sight on where to begin. Well...I'm here to tell you Resiliency is where it begins. What I’ve learned on my own journey of resiliency, is that when you are honest with yourself, the real healing begins. Together we will explore your truth and help you reconnect with your authentic self.
Are you feeling lost, conflicted or stuck? Life is full of difficult twists and turns, ups and downs that can often lead us down unwanted paths. Sometimes life has a hard way of teaching us lessons…lessons that test our strength, our very existence and our faith. We come to believe we are too different, not good enough, or hopeless and often lose sight on where to begin. Well...I'm here to tell you Resiliency is where it begins. What I’ve learned on my own journey of resiliency, is that when you are honest with yourself, the real healing begins. Together we will explore your truth and help you reconnect with your authentic self.
(956) 758-1754 View (956) 758-1754
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Marcos Kito Holtzman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified
Brownsville, TX 78520
Over the last 20 years working as a psychotherapist, I have found that, we all long to be truly seen, heard, and understood; to experience real connection and be known by others. When these needs are not adequately met, it affects us deeply and may manifest as depression, anxiety, and many times addiction. Sometimes traumatic events occur in our lives, and we have difficulties creating or maintaining relationships. I'm here to help clear the trauma of the past or guide you through challenges of the present. I will help guide you in a way that is collaborative and centered on your goals and desires.
Over the last 20 years working as a psychotherapist, I have found that, we all long to be truly seen, heard, and understood; to experience real connection and be known by others. When these needs are not adequately met, it affects us deeply and may manifest as depression, anxiety, and many times addiction. Sometimes traumatic events occur in our lives, and we have difficulties creating or maintaining relationships. I'm here to help clear the trauma of the past or guide you through challenges of the present. I will help guide you in a way that is collaborative and centered on your goals and desires.
(512) 729-7544 View (512) 729-7544
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David Armando Tejeda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, EMDR II
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brownsville, TX 78526
Some of you desire a rediscovery of direction and meaning. Others seek a deep healing of wounds that interfere with your quality of life. Perhaps, you may be looking to develop coping skills, improve relations, or manage stress. Whether you are seeking a tune-up or a transformation, I would be honored to be a guide and witness to the nurture of your growth, insight, and connection.
Some of you desire a rediscovery of direction and meaning. Others seek a deep healing of wounds that interfere with your quality of life. Perhaps, you may be looking to develop coping skills, improve relations, or manage stress. Whether you are seeking a tune-up or a transformation, I would be honored to be a guide and witness to the nurture of your growth, insight, and connection.
(956) 304-1426 View (956) 304-1426
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Geralda Morales-Whittemore
LPC Associate, MEd, LPC A, CSC
Verified
Port Isabel, TX 78578
Do you want to build your resilience to power through your expected roles as an adult or as a newly adult in a manner that you can grow and find your purpose in this world? Do you feel you’re not meeting the expectations of loved ones, not understood, or feel inadequate? Assistance through therapy is a sign of strength and you are worth taking the first step. Having 31 yrs. of experience in education at all levels and 18 yrs. as a school counselor, allows my practice to offer a deeper understanding of the unique challenges that individuals face at each developmental stage.
Do you want to build your resilience to power through your expected roles as an adult or as a newly adult in a manner that you can grow and find your purpose in this world? Do you feel you’re not meeting the expectations of loved ones, not understood, or feel inadequate? Assistance through therapy is a sign of strength and you are worth taking the first step. Having 31 yrs. of experience in education at all levels and 18 yrs. as a school counselor, allows my practice to offer a deeper understanding of the unique challenges that individuals face at each developmental stage.
(956) 476-3566 View (956) 476-3566
Photo of Brissia P Rangel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cameron County, TX
Brissia P Rangel
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC
Verified
Brownsville, TX 78521
It's the middle of the day and suddenly an unpleasant memory comes to mind. Your heart starts to race, and an overwhelming fear invades your body. You fall behind in your responsibilities and avoid hanging out with friends. The more you try to avoid reacting to these feelings the more overwhelmed you become. It starts to feel like you are stuck and that no matter what you do you are never going to be able to get past that moment.
It's the middle of the day and suddenly an unpleasant memory comes to mind. Your heart starts to race, and an overwhelming fear invades your body. You fall behind in your responsibilities and avoid hanging out with friends. The more you try to avoid reacting to these feelings the more overwhelmed you become. It starts to feel like you are stuck and that no matter what you do you are never going to be able to get past that moment.
(956) 758-1484 View (956) 758-1484
Photo of Maribel Martinez, LPC Intern in Cameron County, TX
Maribel Martinez
LPC Intern, MS, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Harlingen, TX 78550  (Online Only)
Are you finding it challenging to balance your high standards with the unpredictable nature of motherhood? Have you experienced moments of where the pursuit of perfection feels overwhelming impacting your well-being and joy in motherhood? What aspects of this life transition trigger the most stress or uncertainty for you? Let’s explore together how you can maintain your sense of self and accomplishment while embracing the beauty that comes with being a new mom. As an LPC Associate, I’m here to provide a compassionate space to unravel these emotions and discover a path that aligns with your values and nurtures.
Are you finding it challenging to balance your high standards with the unpredictable nature of motherhood? Have you experienced moments of where the pursuit of perfection feels overwhelming impacting your well-being and joy in motherhood? What aspects of this life transition trigger the most stress or uncertainty for you? Let’s explore together how you can maintain your sense of self and accomplishment while embracing the beauty that comes with being a new mom. As an LPC Associate, I’m here to provide a compassionate space to unravel these emotions and discover a path that aligns with your values and nurtures.
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Sylvia Chelf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Verified
Brownsville, TX 78526
Feeling depressed, anxious, or struggling to cope with everyday life challenges? Or perhaps, you just need assistance in prioritizing your mental health. If so, I can help. I have a wealth of experience treating a myriad of mental health issues. Voted Top 3 Best Rated Therapist, at Priority Counseling, I provide you with the tools necessary to cope with these challenges, and will help you live the life you deserve. I can help you develop resiliency and help you to focus on what matters most in life. Call me today to schedule an appointment at (956) 224-9505. I am currently accepting new clients.
Feeling depressed, anxious, or struggling to cope with everyday life challenges? Or perhaps, you just need assistance in prioritizing your mental health. If so, I can help. I have a wealth of experience treating a myriad of mental health issues. Voted Top 3 Best Rated Therapist, at Priority Counseling, I provide you with the tools necessary to cope with these challenges, and will help you live the life you deserve. I can help you develop resiliency and help you to focus on what matters most in life. Call me today to schedule an appointment at (956) 224-9505. I am currently accepting new clients.
(956) 446-0264 View (956) 446-0264
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Dr. James F. Whittenberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LCDC, NCC, ACS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Brownsville, TX 78526  (Online Only)
Some people fear therapy as intimidating. You can be assured that it is just a conversation, and I want to hear your story. You have the strength and resources to achieve any goals that you set in life, with just a little guidance. You can enjoy the process of therapy and learn to love yourself at a deeper level. Calling a therapist can create a little bit of anxiety, but few therapists are as down-to-earth as me. Just take a slow, deep breath and give me a call at (956) 271-8487 or visit our website at inmindout.com
Some people fear therapy as intimidating. You can be assured that it is just a conversation, and I want to hear your story. You have the strength and resources to achieve any goals that you set in life, with just a little guidance. You can enjoy the process of therapy and learn to love yourself at a deeper level. Calling a therapist can create a little bit of anxiety, but few therapists are as down-to-earth as me. Just take a slow, deep breath and give me a call at (956) 271-8487 or visit our website at inmindout.com
(956) 271-8487 View (956) 271-8487
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Resiliency Psychological Center LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Harlingen, TX 78550
Hi, I'm Dr. Chapa-Cantu, a Licensed Psychologist. I was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, as were most of our clinicians. Our group consists of bilingual, compassionate clinicians with a passion to serve our local community. We believe in the power of change through relationships, and the amazing RESILIENCY that is an integral part of all of us. If you have considered therapy, but hesitated in the past, call us for a free 20 minute consultation to see if therapy is a good fit for you. We welcome children and adults, and have a particular interest in working with our local population.
Hi, I'm Dr. Chapa-Cantu, a Licensed Psychologist. I was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, as were most of our clinicians. Our group consists of bilingual, compassionate clinicians with a passion to serve our local community. We believe in the power of change through relationships, and the amazing RESILIENCY that is an integral part of all of us. If you have considered therapy, but hesitated in the past, call us for a free 20 minute consultation to see if therapy is a good fit for you. We welcome children and adults, and have a particular interest in working with our local population.
(956) 284-6524 View (956) 284-6524
Photo of Carolina Villarreal, Art Therapist in Cameron County, TX
Carolina Villarreal
Art Therapist, LPC, ATR, MA
Verified
Brownsville, TX 78520
Each person has the capacity for personal growth and change. As much as we are shaped by the world, every person contains within us the ability to mold who they are from the inside out. Through self-exploration one can uncover the forces that shaped the way you see the world, and recognize and finally push back on these externalities. Regardless of its origin, the experience of life and what we do and not do with the emotions we feel in response to it becomes an integral part of the lens through which we see the world and our place in it.
Each person has the capacity for personal growth and change. As much as we are shaped by the world, every person contains within us the ability to mold who they are from the inside out. Through self-exploration one can uncover the forces that shaped the way you see the world, and recognize and finally push back on these externalities. Regardless of its origin, the experience of life and what we do and not do with the emotions we feel in response to it becomes an integral part of the lens through which we see the world and our place in it.
(956) 983-9463 View (956) 983-9463
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Clara O Magallanes
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC, NCC, EMDR, CLYL
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brownsville, TX 78526
Congratulations on taking the first step to feeling better. As a licensed professional counselor in Texas, I’m here to help you take that next step to begin creating a positive change in your life today. My approach is person centered & I work with children, teens, & adults. I use scientifically driven therapies to alleviate complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, grief, sleep, insomnia, relationship issues, self-esteem, social anxiety, school issues, ADHD, parenting, a difficult phase in your life or challenging experiences. Working together, I support & empower clients to discover & develop their full potential.
Congratulations on taking the first step to feeling better. As a licensed professional counselor in Texas, I’m here to help you take that next step to begin creating a positive change in your life today. My approach is person centered & I work with children, teens, & adults. I use scientifically driven therapies to alleviate complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress, anger, grief, sleep, insomnia, relationship issues, self-esteem, social anxiety, school issues, ADHD, parenting, a difficult phase in your life or challenging experiences. Working together, I support & empower clients to discover & develop their full potential.
(956) 253-1187 View (956) 253-1187
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Jose Lara
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
La Feria, TX 78559
I’m a proud father of two teens, an immigrant, a former migrant, and a US Navy veteran. Besides being an LPC, I’m also a Certified School Counselor and Pastoral Counselor. I pride myself on being accepting of all. I have faced my own set of challenges and can easily relate to individuals dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, and relationship concerns (and general life circumstances!). I love working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, military service members, and relationship issues.
I’m a proud father of two teens, an immigrant, a former migrant, and a US Navy veteran. Besides being an LPC, I’m also a Certified School Counselor and Pastoral Counselor. I pride myself on being accepting of all. I have faced my own set of challenges and can easily relate to individuals dealing with stress, depression, anxiety, and relationship concerns (and general life circumstances!). I love working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, military service members, and relationship issues.
(956) 275-8146 View (956) 275-8146
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Sylvia Ledet
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Rio Hondo, TX 78583  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients. Life can be difficult and overwhelming and we may feel lost and confused of what to do to handle life stressors. I genuinely care about your wellbeing and will help you identify practical skills to aid in dealing with anxiety, depression, and an array of other concerns. Therapy is not a one-size fits all approach, but together, we will find the techniques and coping skills that works for you.
Accepting New Clients. Life can be difficult and overwhelming and we may feel lost and confused of what to do to handle life stressors. I genuinely care about your wellbeing and will help you identify practical skills to aid in dealing with anxiety, depression, and an array of other concerns. Therapy is not a one-size fits all approach, but together, we will find the techniques and coping skills that works for you.
(956) 997-9111 View (956) 997-9111
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Dayana Zamora
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
Brownsville, TX 78520
Providing expertise and support for stress, depression, grief, relationship problems, anxiety or trauma-related concerns across a wide range of ages and presentations from mild early onset to later stage issues requiring more specialized support. Knowledgeable to help you successfully navigate the complex landscape of life and the journey of grief and loss. If you have lost a loved one, experienced divorce or career change, therapy can help. Are you struggling to find time for your health and fitness? Does your busy schedule leave you exhausted? Stop neglecting your wellbeing and take control by calling today.
Providing expertise and support for stress, depression, grief, relationship problems, anxiety or trauma-related concerns across a wide range of ages and presentations from mild early onset to later stage issues requiring more specialized support. Knowledgeable to help you successfully navigate the complex landscape of life and the journey of grief and loss. If you have lost a loved one, experienced divorce or career change, therapy can help. Are you struggling to find time for your health and fitness? Does your busy schedule leave you exhausted? Stop neglecting your wellbeing and take control by calling today.
(956) 410-1447 View (956) 410-1447

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Number of Therapists in Cameron County, TX

100+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Cameron County, TX who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
66% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
81% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Aetna

How Therapists in Cameron County, TX see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
28% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cameron County?

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.