Therapists in Denton, TX

Photo of Jeremy David Glosser, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jeremy David Glosser
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76205
I am an experienced licensed counselor who has been working with individuals, couples and families over the past sixteen years. I specialize in helping develop healthier coping strategies to function better in all areas of their lives. Further, I develop a collaboration with my clients to tailor a treatment plan and goals for each client's unique issues and situations. My main goal as a therapist, is to offer treatment to help client's regain their overall functioning in life and learn to manage and overcome feelings of powerlessness & hopelessness. Learning to gain or re-gain control and better manage their mood and daily lives.
I am an experienced licensed counselor who has been working with individuals, couples and families over the past sixteen years. I specialize in helping develop healthier coping strategies to function better in all areas of their lives. Further, I develop a collaboration with my clients to tailor a treatment plan and goals for each client's unique issues and situations. My main goal as a therapist, is to offer treatment to help client's regain their overall functioning in life and learn to manage and overcome feelings of powerlessness & hopelessness. Learning to gain or re-gain control and better manage their mood and daily lives.
(940) 241-4397 View (940) 241-4397
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Lauren Wedgeworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76201
"Courage doesn't happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life." Shannon L. Alder
"Courage doesn't happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life." Shannon L. Alder
(940) 314-4103 View (940) 314-4103
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Carmen Malaver
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCDC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76207
Sometimes you feel tired and devastated. You worry about whether you are doing and being enough while your inner voice whispers or screams tirelessly that nothing you do is enough. Are you trying to navigate this life perfectly? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed trying to break a vicious cycle that's bogging you down? Perhaps, at times, you perceive that your world is too difficult and burdensome. You want to feel a healthy relief so you can give yourself some compassion. You no longer want to use your energy to punish yourself. You want a calmer and more balanced life. I am here to help you.
Sometimes you feel tired and devastated. You worry about whether you are doing and being enough while your inner voice whispers or screams tirelessly that nothing you do is enough. Are you trying to navigate this life perfectly? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed trying to break a vicious cycle that's bogging you down? Perhaps, at times, you perceive that your world is too difficult and burdensome. You want to feel a healthy relief so you can give yourself some compassion. You no longer want to use your energy to punish yourself. You want a calmer and more balanced life. I am here to help you.
(940) 240-6416 View (940) 240-6416
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Benjamin Klaassen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76209
You are feeling unfulfilled, lost, and hopeless. Life's meaning and purpose seems elusive to you, if not completely unknown. Your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about yourself are extremely painful and despite the part of you that knows that it's not right, you cannot shake the feeling that they are true. The truth is that there is nothing wrong with you. The truth is that you have been hurt and still have wounds that have never been properly addressed with nurturing and love. I can help you learn to love wisely. My clients find that my compassionate, gentle, and direct conversational style helps them feel safe and at ease.
You are feeling unfulfilled, lost, and hopeless. Life's meaning and purpose seems elusive to you, if not completely unknown. Your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about yourself are extremely painful and despite the part of you that knows that it's not right, you cannot shake the feeling that they are true. The truth is that there is nothing wrong with you. The truth is that you have been hurt and still have wounds that have never been properly addressed with nurturing and love. I can help you learn to love wisely. My clients find that my compassionate, gentle, and direct conversational style helps them feel safe and at ease.
(817) 518-7087 View (817) 518-7087
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Linda L Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76201
Hi and welcome my site! I am a seasoned psychotherapist who believes that life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% of how we deal with it. We are all a life in progress and I love to help put those pieces of life together in an collaborative effort. I have worked in private practice, a fertility clinic, and a non-profit community agency. I enjoy working with those who are experiencing symptoms of depression, PTSD, trauma, sexual additions, bipolar disorder, grief, couples issues, fertility/women's issues and personality disorders.
Hi and welcome my site! I am a seasoned psychotherapist who believes that life is 10% of what happens to us and 90% of how we deal with it. We are all a life in progress and I love to help put those pieces of life together in an collaborative effort. I have worked in private practice, a fertility clinic, and a non-profit community agency. I enjoy working with those who are experiencing symptoms of depression, PTSD, trauma, sexual additions, bipolar disorder, grief, couples issues, fertility/women's issues and personality disorders.
(940) 373-6788 View (940) 373-6788
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Hilary Harrington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76205  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I primarily operate from an existential mindset- an approach that focuses on perspective, worldview, and freewill. The process in my therapy is usually philosophical in nature and the atmosphere of my office is laidback and genuine. I am a proponent for personal responsibility, assertiveness, and communication skills. Also, I am able to write up emotional support animal (ESA) letters!
I primarily operate from an existential mindset- an approach that focuses on perspective, worldview, and freewill. The process in my therapy is usually philosophical in nature and the atmosphere of my office is laidback and genuine. I am a proponent for personal responsibility, assertiveness, and communication skills. Also, I am able to write up emotional support animal (ESA) letters!
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Charles Plafcan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76210
Hello, my name is Charles Plafcan, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 11 years of clinical experience working with various individuals with Aging, Alzheimer's, Depression, Grief, and many more. My Clinical approaches are CBT, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I believe that you will succeed if you keep yourself up and going and function fully in your life despite the pandemic.
Hello, my name is Charles Plafcan, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 11 years of clinical experience working with various individuals with Aging, Alzheimer's, Depression, Grief, and many more. My Clinical approaches are CBT, Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I believe that you will succeed if you keep yourself up and going and function fully in your life despite the pandemic.
(512) 877-1285 View (512) 877-1285
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Misty D. Manie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCDC, SAP
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76201
I started Brighten Counseling & Associates because of my passion and desire of wanting to help others heal, overcome obstacles, and progress along life's journey. I am dedicated to serving all client's regardless of race, gender, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, creed, or religious affiliation.
I started Brighten Counseling & Associates because of my passion and desire of wanting to help others heal, overcome obstacles, and progress along life's journey. I am dedicated to serving all client's regardless of race, gender, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, creed, or religious affiliation.
(817) 381-1072 View (817) 381-1072
Photo of Nikki Montgomery-Lambert, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Nikki Montgomery-Lambert
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76201
Do you feel stuck and lost in a loop of negative thoughts and self-doubt? You’re moving through life bogged down in the everyday, but some part of you knows it can be different. You remember feeling empowered, inspired, and excited about life, but you can’t figure out how to get there again. I can help you find yourself again and remember who you are under all those layers of self-doubt, grief, loss, and the needs of others. I love it when my clients re-discover their own light and feel empowered to create the life they deserve.
Do you feel stuck and lost in a loop of negative thoughts and self-doubt? You’re moving through life bogged down in the everyday, but some part of you knows it can be different. You remember feeling empowered, inspired, and excited about life, but you can’t figure out how to get there again. I can help you find yourself again and remember who you are under all those layers of self-doubt, grief, loss, and the needs of others. I love it when my clients re-discover their own light and feel empowered to create the life they deserve.
(817) 402-2690 View (817) 402-2690
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Madison Cepero
Counselor, MS, LPC, EMDR-t
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76205
Therapy can feel intimidating, especially in the beginning. I believe it's vital to build a collaborative and authentic relationship with all of my clients. In treatment, I primarily utilize a Gestalt theoretical perspective, which focuses on increasing clients’ awareness and self-understanding, so they are better able to navigate life’s difficulties in ways that feel genuine to them. I also enjoy integrating mindfulness techniques into work with clients of all ages. My specialties include anxiety, trauma, relational and attachment concerns, and parenting.
Therapy can feel intimidating, especially in the beginning. I believe it's vital to build a collaborative and authentic relationship with all of my clients. In treatment, I primarily utilize a Gestalt theoretical perspective, which focuses on increasing clients’ awareness and self-understanding, so they are better able to navigate life’s difficulties in ways that feel genuine to them. I also enjoy integrating mindfulness techniques into work with clients of all ages. My specialties include anxiety, trauma, relational and attachment concerns, and parenting.
(214) 949-1574 View (214) 949-1574
Photo of Ryan Robinson, LPC, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ryan Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76205  (Online Only)
You are searching for something you have yet to find, or perhaps you are lost along life’s journey. Maybe you are angry, sad, or scared. Maybe you are too confused to know how you feel or what to think, despite the many thoughts bouncing around in your head. There is no doubt we find ways to survive, but sometimes these ways of coping have unintended consequences or stop working altogether. This might leave you feeling stuck and searching for a change.
You are searching for something you have yet to find, or perhaps you are lost along life’s journey. Maybe you are angry, sad, or scared. Maybe you are too confused to know how you feel or what to think, despite the many thoughts bouncing around in your head. There is no doubt we find ways to survive, but sometimes these ways of coping have unintended consequences or stop working altogether. This might leave you feeling stuck and searching for a change.
(940) 514-8922 View (940) 514-8922
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Brianna Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76209
Being a human can be extremely overwhelming. In today’s world there is a lot being thrown at us during all times of the day. In such a fast-paced environment it can be difficult to really slow down and understand ourselves for who we truly are and what brings us joy. I’m a big believer in tiny moments that can shape us, whether that shaping is good or bad. From a very young age I always knew counseling is what I wanted to do with my life and I find it a true privilege to walk alongside others during their most tender and vulnerable times. My philosophy is to leave people and things better than how I found them.
Being a human can be extremely overwhelming. In today’s world there is a lot being thrown at us during all times of the day. In such a fast-paced environment it can be difficult to really slow down and understand ourselves for who we truly are and what brings us joy. I’m a big believer in tiny moments that can shape us, whether that shaping is good or bad. From a very young age I always knew counseling is what I wanted to do with my life and I find it a true privilege to walk alongside others during their most tender and vulnerable times. My philosophy is to leave people and things better than how I found them.
(940) 905-0653 View (940) 905-0653
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Flourish Counseling Services
MA, CCFP, SYMBIS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76209  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you need assistance discovering and understanding underlying issues in your life, dealing with anxiety/depression, learning methods for stress-management, becoming more self-aware, developing mindfulness practices, changing perspectives, increasing self-esteem, and/or learning new ways of coping or thinking, please contact me. I offer a free 15 minute consultation to see if we are comfortable with one another and to determine if I think I can help you or should give you a referral elsewhere.
If you need assistance discovering and understanding underlying issues in your life, dealing with anxiety/depression, learning methods for stress-management, becoming more self-aware, developing mindfulness practices, changing perspectives, increasing self-esteem, and/or learning new ways of coping or thinking, please contact me. I offer a free 15 minute consultation to see if we are comfortable with one another and to determine if I think I can help you or should give you a referral elsewhere.
(817) 646-7631 View (817) 646-7631
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Dr. Cailee Horton
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76201
Not accepting new clients
Cailee is an outgoing and humorous counselor ready to join you on your therapeutic journey. Cailee has experience working in the mental health field by providing direct patient care to individuals receiving inpatient, mental health treatment. Cailee is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters and Doctorate in Counseling. Cailee specializes in individual therapy and enjoys working with individuals struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, and creating a healthy life balance. She believes mental health treatment should be available to everyone and her goal is to provide quality care to all members of the Denton community.
Cailee is an outgoing and humorous counselor ready to join you on your therapeutic journey. Cailee has experience working in the mental health field by providing direct patient care to individuals receiving inpatient, mental health treatment. Cailee is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters and Doctorate in Counseling. Cailee specializes in individual therapy and enjoys working with individuals struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, and creating a healthy life balance. She believes mental health treatment should be available to everyone and her goal is to provide quality care to all members of the Denton community.
(940) 353-4561 View (940) 353-4561
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Richard-Michael Calzada
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76201
I specialize in treating teens and adults who are struggling with trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. With my extensive experience and open-minded approach, I am dedicated to offering unwavering support and providing effective coping strategies. My commitment to multicultural and gender-affirming counseling ensures that you will be met with the utmost understanding and respect.
I specialize in treating teens and adults who are struggling with trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. With my extensive experience and open-minded approach, I am dedicated to offering unwavering support and providing effective coping strategies. My commitment to multicultural and gender-affirming counseling ensures that you will be met with the utmost understanding and respect.
(512) 768-2731 View (512) 768-2731
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Enedelia Sauceda
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76201  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I’m Dr. Enedelia Sauceda (she/her/hers) I’m a mental health advocate, a queer, demi woman, and a proud daughter of a Mexican immigrant mother and Rio Grand Valley father. They taught me that accents are beautiful, that humor is a life-vest, and that hard work looks like calloused hands and a strong heart. I'm a psychologist by training and a pain in
Hello! I’m Dr. Enedelia Sauceda (she/her/hers) I’m a mental health advocate, a queer, demi woman, and a proud daughter of a Mexican immigrant mother and Rio Grand Valley father. They taught me that accents are beautiful, that humor is a life-vest, and that hard work looks like calloused hands and a strong heart. I'm a psychologist by training and a pain in
(817) 769-3513 View (817) 769-3513
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Veronica Cortez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76201
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes it's not about what you want to hear but what you need to hear. I value honesty in the therapeutic relationship and don't shy away from challenging clients to foster growth. It's important to me to collaborate with my clients to reach their therapeutic goals. Discomfort creates growth and I am here to guide you through it. My catch phrase is "almost everything goes back to your childhood" and I believe it is important to explore childhood experiences to gain insight into present issues. From there, we can heal past traumas and improve your life. In addition, I include CBT and DBT in sessions to aid in behavioral changes.
Sometimes it's not about what you want to hear but what you need to hear. I value honesty in the therapeutic relationship and don't shy away from challenging clients to foster growth. It's important to me to collaborate with my clients to reach their therapeutic goals. Discomfort creates growth and I am here to guide you through it. My catch phrase is "almost everything goes back to your childhood" and I believe it is important to explore childhood experiences to gain insight into present issues. From there, we can heal past traumas and improve your life. In addition, I include CBT and DBT in sessions to aid in behavioral changes.
(940) 340-4777 View (940) 340-4777
Photo of Emily Ann Wilson, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Emily Ann Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76201
I was once asked, when will things stop going wrong and I will be in control of my life? This is a sentiment many of us share which can leave us struggling to get through the day. My response was that change is constant. In today's ever changing world, we are all challenged to adapt. Working together, we will seek self understanding, explore new ways to cope, pursue increased internal control and self-esteem, and strive to become the better versions of ourselves. As we persevere and develop strengths we become stronger more capable. Things that go wrong become small bumps in the road versus the road blocks they once were.
I was once asked, when will things stop going wrong and I will be in control of my life? This is a sentiment many of us share which can leave us struggling to get through the day. My response was that change is constant. In today's ever changing world, we are all challenged to adapt. Working together, we will seek self understanding, explore new ways to cope, pursue increased internal control and self-esteem, and strive to become the better versions of ourselves. As we persevere and develop strengths we become stronger more capable. Things that go wrong become small bumps in the road versus the road blocks they once were.
(940) 204-5220 View (940) 204-5220
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Carly Shannon-Rigby
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, EMDR-t
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denton, TX 76208  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for your click of curiosity to view my corner of the Psychology Today world! My name is Carly and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor going on 15 years. My practice includes working with tweens, teens, and adults across the life span. I treat those who have challenges with adjustment and life transitions, relationship issues, mood disorders, trauma, self esteem issues, recovery needs, and grief resolution. After becoming a mother, I developed a passion working with women’s issues and parenting. Serving a diverse clientele gives me to opportunity to build a variety of connections, client to client.
Hello and thank you for your click of curiosity to view my corner of the Psychology Today world! My name is Carly and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor going on 15 years. My practice includes working with tweens, teens, and adults across the life span. I treat those who have challenges with adjustment and life transitions, relationship issues, mood disorders, trauma, self esteem issues, recovery needs, and grief resolution. After becoming a mother, I developed a passion working with women’s issues and parenting. Serving a diverse clientele gives me to opportunity to build a variety of connections, client to client.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Abby Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Denton, TX 76205
Welcome! Are you overwhelmed by stress, emotions, life in general? Regardless of what you are facing, you are capable of overcoming! My hope is to create a safe space for you to feel seen and heard throughout your counseling experience. I focus on meeting clients where they are and ensuring each client is treated with respect, dignity and compassion. Overall, my goal in every session is to create an environment that is open, warm, and sustainable for increased self awareness and personal growth. Please reach out if you are interested in scheduling an initial session!
Welcome! Are you overwhelmed by stress, emotions, life in general? Regardless of what you are facing, you are capable of overcoming! My hope is to create a safe space for you to feel seen and heard throughout your counseling experience. I focus on meeting clients where they are and ensuring each client is treated with respect, dignity and compassion. Overall, my goal in every session is to create an environment that is open, warm, and sustainable for increased self awareness and personal growth. Please reach out if you are interested in scheduling an initial session!
(940) 445-8957 View (940) 445-8957

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Denton, TX

300+

Average cost per session

$133

Therapists in Denton, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
69% Self Esteem
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Denton, TX see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Denton?

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.