Therapists in Dallas, TX

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University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75230
Are you ready to start living your life to its fullest potential? At UPC, you will find caring and genuine support for you and your family. Our hope is that you'll find a fresh perspective and learn more effective and efficient ways of coping with what life brings your way. Many of our clients discover renewed self-confidence, serenity, balance, and wellness. Relationships and work performance improve with this new outlook on life. You are given the tools you need to build and maintain a fulfilling life, along with a deeper sense of your life's meaning and purpose.
Are you ready to start living your life to its fullest potential? At UPC, you will find caring and genuine support for you and your family. Our hope is that you'll find a fresh perspective and learn more effective and efficient ways of coping with what life brings your way. Many of our clients discover renewed self-confidence, serenity, balance, and wellness. Relationships and work performance improve with this new outlook on life. You are given the tools you need to build and maintain a fulfilling life, along with a deeper sense of your life's meaning and purpose.
(469) 609-6414 View (469) 609-6414
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Dr. Carl Robinson
PhD, CPC, CAMT, CAMS, CFLC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75252
ON-LINE SESSIONS AVAILABLE " Greater Dallas Lifeskills offers Anger Management & Life-Skills Classes that help change behaviors. Classes address proactive needs as well as court mandated. On-Line Sessions are offered to high profile clients, and people with busy schedules. We provide skills that enhance Cognitive Thinking. Dr. Robinson has over 26 years of successful evidence based classes. He has also authored book "The best Anger Journal'
ON-LINE SESSIONS AVAILABLE " Greater Dallas Lifeskills offers Anger Management & Life-Skills Classes that help change behaviors. Classes address proactive needs as well as court mandated. On-Line Sessions are offered to high profile clients, and people with busy schedules. We provide skills that enhance Cognitive Thinking. Dr. Robinson has over 26 years of successful evidence based classes. He has also authored book "The best Anger Journal'
(214) 301-3002 View (214) 301-3002
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Janizelle Marichal
LPC Intern, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75244
My name is Janizelle Marichal, but I like to go by Jen. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - Associate under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Grubbs Ph.D., LPC-S, and an Elementary School Counselor in Dallas ISD.
My name is Janizelle Marichal, but I like to go by Jen. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor - Associate under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Grubbs Ph.D., LPC-S, and an Elementary School Counselor in Dallas ISD.
(469) 746-3240 View (469) 746-3240
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Gil Guerrero - Authentic Therapy Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75230
Stormy and racing thoughts. Emotional pain. Old hurts. Worries about the future. Quick to anger or to run. Behavioral habits blocking the life you want. These are the kinds of life challenges that I specialize in working with using evidence-based methods to help you build the highest expression of YOUR life. YOU are the expert in your life. That being said, like mountain climbers on adjacent mountains, a therapist can help you see terrain on your mountain that you might not be able to see from your position on it. I particularly have specialized in areas around partner violence, anger/aggression, and trauma.
Stormy and racing thoughts. Emotional pain. Old hurts. Worries about the future. Quick to anger or to run. Behavioral habits blocking the life you want. These are the kinds of life challenges that I specialize in working with using evidence-based methods to help you build the highest expression of YOUR life. YOU are the expert in your life. That being said, like mountain climbers on adjacent mountains, a therapist can help you see terrain on your mountain that you might not be able to see from your position on it. I particularly have specialized in areas around partner violence, anger/aggression, and trauma.
(469) 415-1084 View (469) 415-1084
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Caroline Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75254  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Caroline and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping people with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, motivation, self esteem, and improving confidence. I strive to create and maintain an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared with no judgment. I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
Hello! My name is Caroline and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping people with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, motivation, self esteem, and improving confidence. I strive to create and maintain an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared with no judgment. I will tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
(214) 817-0014 View (214) 817-0014
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Walker Wellness Clinic at Cooper Aerobics Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Dallas, TX 75230  (Online Only)
Imagine for a moment experiencing a better quality of life and happiness! You will discover how to overcome depression, tension, worry, and/or obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Moreover, you will experience a renewed interest in the hobbies you used to adore like playing the piano or reading your favorite author. Your sleeping pattern will no longer be disruptive. Your eating habits will become normalized so you can learn to stay in your healthy weight range. Furthermore, you will implement a healthy lifestyle like exercising and improving your brain health and managing your stress effectively. - Believe your potential is unlimited!
Imagine for a moment experiencing a better quality of life and happiness! You will discover how to overcome depression, tension, worry, and/or obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Moreover, you will experience a renewed interest in the hobbies you used to adore like playing the piano or reading your favorite author. Your sleeping pattern will no longer be disruptive. Your eating habits will become normalized so you can learn to stay in your healthy weight range. Furthermore, you will implement a healthy lifestyle like exercising and improving your brain health and managing your stress effectively. - Believe your potential is unlimited!
(469) 529-5830 View (469) 529-5830
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Jeavoni Rose Alejandre
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75225  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Doing this work is a lot like exploring a cave, which like your subconscious is likely to feel daunting. You’ll need to lead the way, flashlight in hand, shining the light into long-forgotten chasms. I want you to feel empowered to take incredibly slow, small steps forward, knowing I am just behind you, gently asking about what we’re seeing, and how it's feeling. We’ll need to explore thoroughly, and possibly dig up long-forgotten artifacts which have made you who you are today. Looking, unburying, and thoughtfully considering what we find will help you gain insight, understanding, and ultimately, increased control in your life.
Doing this work is a lot like exploring a cave, which like your subconscious is likely to feel daunting. You’ll need to lead the way, flashlight in hand, shining the light into long-forgotten chasms. I want you to feel empowered to take incredibly slow, small steps forward, knowing I am just behind you, gently asking about what we’re seeing, and how it's feeling. We’ll need to explore thoroughly, and possibly dig up long-forgotten artifacts which have made you who you are today. Looking, unburying, and thoughtfully considering what we find will help you gain insight, understanding, and ultimately, increased control in your life.
(214) 239-0197 View (214) 239-0197
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Lee Therapy and Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75208  (Online Only)
Are you tired of waking up daily feeling depressed, stressed or anxious? What about feeling as if your life has no purpose or fulfillment? Are you simply surviving and not thriving? You have come to the right place. There is hope! Sometimes you just need someone to walk through these difficult seasons with you. I am always very honored to be able to walk through this journey with you as we work together to lead you towards a more fulfilling life that is filled with purpose, joy and peace. It is my desire to be able to empower you to tap into your personal power, find inner peace within and regain a sense of control over your life.
Are you tired of waking up daily feeling depressed, stressed or anxious? What about feeling as if your life has no purpose or fulfillment? Are you simply surviving and not thriving? You have come to the right place. There is hope! Sometimes you just need someone to walk through these difficult seasons with you. I am always very honored to be able to walk through this journey with you as we work together to lead you towards a more fulfilling life that is filled with purpose, joy and peace. It is my desire to be able to empower you to tap into your personal power, find inner peace within and regain a sense of control over your life.
(214) 466-7919 View (214) 466-7919
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Chrissy Alvarez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75231
The weight of past trauma has profound effects on the body and mind. If your daily responsibilities and obligations feel like they are crushing you and leave little room for your own well-being, I understand. I have been there myself and walked alongside many who are navigating life’s challenges. I have seen clients that struggle with complex trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, religious abuse, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideations, substance use, and/or dissociative disorders find relief when they have a safe space to let out the emotions that have been trapped inside of them.
The weight of past trauma has profound effects on the body and mind. If your daily responsibilities and obligations feel like they are crushing you and leave little room for your own well-being, I understand. I have been there myself and walked alongside many who are navigating life’s challenges. I have seen clients that struggle with complex trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, religious abuse, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideations, substance use, and/or dissociative disorders find relief when they have a safe space to let out the emotions that have been trapped inside of them.
(469) 273-1158 View (469) 273-1158
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Lauren Bacak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MPysch, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75231
Have you found yourself engaging in similar distressing behaviors, thought patterns, or relational dynamics despite your best efforts to change? My approach aims to address your current distress as well as work with you to investigate why this suffering is taking place to begin with. I believe unwanted behaviors, emotions, and thoughts are illustrating something about your experience that has yet to be understood. Therapy provides a relationship in which you can begin to make sense of what your suffering is saying. My hope is that in working together, you can journey towards long lasting life fulfillment instead of simply coping.
Have you found yourself engaging in similar distressing behaviors, thought patterns, or relational dynamics despite your best efforts to change? My approach aims to address your current distress as well as work with you to investigate why this suffering is taking place to begin with. I believe unwanted behaviors, emotions, and thoughts are illustrating something about your experience that has yet to be understood. Therapy provides a relationship in which you can begin to make sense of what your suffering is saying. My hope is that in working together, you can journey towards long lasting life fulfillment instead of simply coping.
(469) 529-8560 View (469) 529-8560
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Evolve TX Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75219  (Online Only)
Kailynn Klepfer, LCSW-S, CCTP obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has 10 years of experience as a Licensed Social Worker. Kailynn supports moms who may be struggling with postpartum depression, anxiety, or struggling with their identity since motherhood. Kailynn also treats working professionals who need help setting boundaries, decreasing anxiety or depression, or improving work-life balance, perfectionism, and/or relationships. Kailynn utilizes her Certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional to treat adults who have experienced trauma or have insecure attachment styles.
Kailynn Klepfer, LCSW-S, CCTP obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work at University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has 10 years of experience as a Licensed Social Worker. Kailynn supports moms who may be struggling with postpartum depression, anxiety, or struggling with their identity since motherhood. Kailynn also treats working professionals who need help setting boundaries, decreasing anxiety or depression, or improving work-life balance, perfectionism, and/or relationships. Kailynn utilizes her Certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional to treat adults who have experienced trauma or have insecure attachment styles.
(281) 688-1241 View (281) 688-1241
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Charlotte Slocum Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75206
As humans, we are wired for connection. I believe that the key to long lasting change is a deeper connection to yourself, as well as, those around you. Self-awareness and support are the first steps in any growth process and through both directive and exploratory techniques, I will help you begin the journey to the healthier version of yourself.
As humans, we are wired for connection. I believe that the key to long lasting change is a deeper connection to yourself, as well as, those around you. Self-awareness and support are the first steps in any growth process and through both directive and exploratory techniques, I will help you begin the journey to the healthier version of yourself.
(480) 757-1929 View (480) 757-1929
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Brooke Hinson
MSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75206
I provide Life Coaching for adults with Autism/IDD. Do you have goals in mind but are looking for extra resources and encouragement to reach them? Or perhaps need help developing goals to get out of a rut? I help individuals who want to: navigate college, gain employment, improve interpersonal skills and connections, manage stress, live more independently, learn healthy habits... and so much more!
I provide Life Coaching for adults with Autism/IDD. Do you have goals in mind but are looking for extra resources and encouragement to reach them? Or perhaps need help developing goals to get out of a rut? I help individuals who want to: navigate college, gain employment, improve interpersonal skills and connections, manage stress, live more independently, learn healthy habits... and so much more!
(469) 640-3184 View (469) 640-3184
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Brianne Rodgers, Supervised By Lacee Lovely Lawson LPC-S
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75206
I am a humanist, social justice-oriented therapist invested in helping others heal and grow. I work with adults struggling with attachment and intimacy, dating and relationships, meaning and purpose, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, or general existential dread. I especially enjoy working with the marginalized, misfits, outcasts, or anyone who feels like one.
I am a humanist, social justice-oriented therapist invested in helping others heal and grow. I work with adults struggling with attachment and intimacy, dating and relationships, meaning and purpose, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, or general existential dread. I especially enjoy working with the marginalized, misfits, outcasts, or anyone who feels like one.
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Robert Coltharp
LPC Intern, MS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75204
You've been struggling for some time with being all alone in the world. You constantly have nagging worries that you will never find happiness or fulfillment. None of your friends understand what you are going through. It is so difficult to believe that things will ever get better. Close partners in your life abandoned you when you needed them the most. You try to move on, but you catch yourself thinking things like, “Am I attractive?” “Why don’t I feel good enough?” "What if I spend the rest of my life alone?" "What if I really am a failure?" The truth is, you deserve to live a life free of worry and fear. You deserve to thrive.
You've been struggling for some time with being all alone in the world. You constantly have nagging worries that you will never find happiness or fulfillment. None of your friends understand what you are going through. It is so difficult to believe that things will ever get better. Close partners in your life abandoned you when you needed them the most. You try to move on, but you catch yourself thinking things like, “Am I attractive?” “Why don’t I feel good enough?” "What if I spend the rest of my life alone?" "What if I really am a failure?" The truth is, you deserve to live a life free of worry and fear. You deserve to thrive.
(469) 771-1980 View (469) 771-1980
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Elizabeth Cruz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75218  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a queer woman of color, I have a unique perspective that helps me connect with clients from many different backgrounds. As a counselor, I know how comforting it can be to connect with someone who can understand your experiences— and how that type of connection can make you feel less alone. My goal is to provide a safe, flexible space tailored to your specific needs where you feel unconditionally embraced and understood as you work towards your goals.
As a queer woman of color, I have a unique perspective that helps me connect with clients from many different backgrounds. As a counselor, I know how comforting it can be to connect with someone who can understand your experiences— and how that type of connection can make you feel less alone. My goal is to provide a safe, flexible space tailored to your specific needs where you feel unconditionally embraced and understood as you work towards your goals.
(214) 571-7869 View (214) 571-7869
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Rob Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75228
Experiencing the pain & despair of depression, often feeling confused and misunderstood and anxious about life. Having difficulty coping with stress and feelings you don't understand and being unsure about who you can trust and afraid to seek counselling, and will it help anyway! I understand these feelings, the pain you are going through, and I want to help you obtain the joy that you deserve to feel.
Experiencing the pain & despair of depression, often feeling confused and misunderstood and anxious about life. Having difficulty coping with stress and feelings you don't understand and being unsure about who you can trust and afraid to seek counselling, and will it help anyway! I understand these feelings, the pain you are going through, and I want to help you obtain the joy that you deserve to feel.
(469) 281-7163 View (469) 281-7163
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Annalisa White
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75206
Are you struggling with feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Are you facing challenges and fear in your life? Change is hard and sometimes strong emotions seem to take over. Seeking help can be hard, but is a positive step in the direction of finding healing, hope, and growth. I work with people to help them find purpose and compassion when they feel like the self critical voice has taken over. I enjoy helping people learn to be mindful, remember what brings value to their life, find helpful coping skills, and work through challenging core beliefs.
Are you struggling with feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Are you facing challenges and fear in your life? Change is hard and sometimes strong emotions seem to take over. Seeking help can be hard, but is a positive step in the direction of finding healing, hope, and growth. I work with people to help them find purpose and compassion when they feel like the self critical voice has taken over. I enjoy helping people learn to be mindful, remember what brings value to their life, find helpful coping skills, and work through challenging core beliefs.
(214) 949-1110 View (214) 949-1110
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Bryan Ritchie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75206
Do you find yourself overwhelmed, no matter what you do? Are you may be fed up? You might not even remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to experience peace again. Clients I work with see quick results using EMDR and solution-focused therapeutic methods.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed, no matter what you do? Are you may be fed up? You might not even remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to experience peace again. Clients I work with see quick results using EMDR and solution-focused therapeutic methods.
(682) 223-4278 View (682) 223-4278
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Laura McLaughlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75219
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor specializing in work with children and adolescents struggling with impulsivity, hyperactivity, oppositional or defiant behaviors, Autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing concerns, or other social, behavioral, or emotional concerns. I work in coordination with caregivers to implement strategies at home and school to decrease the child's destructive behaviors and bring back a sense of flexibility, adaptability, and peacefulness within the child. My favorite part of the job is collaborating with parents to find solutions that work.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor specializing in work with children and adolescents struggling with impulsivity, hyperactivity, oppositional or defiant behaviors, Autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing concerns, or other social, behavioral, or emotional concerns. I work in coordination with caregivers to implement strategies at home and school to decrease the child's destructive behaviors and bring back a sense of flexibility, adaptability, and peacefulness within the child. My favorite part of the job is collaborating with parents to find solutions that work.
(469) 829-6917 View (469) 829-6917
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Number of Therapists in Dallas, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Dallas, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
74% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Dallas, TX see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dallas?

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.