Therapists in Hardin County, TX

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Photo of Marion Marold Vickerman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hardin County, TX
Marion Marold Vickerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT-S
Verified
Lumberton, TX 77657
Do you feel alone in your relationships? Do you feel like you are talking, and no one is listening? If you want to connect more and communicate better with people in your life, then I am the relationship therapist for you. I help individuals and couples that are prepared to transform and better understand their relationships in order to have enhanced emotional, intellectual, sexual, and spiritual connectedness. I do this by listening and problem solving with a confident, creative, and curious mind. This technique allows for a broader range of thought for problem solving that is "out of the box."
Do you feel alone in your relationships? Do you feel like you are talking, and no one is listening? If you want to connect more and communicate better with people in your life, then I am the relationship therapist for you. I help individuals and couples that are prepared to transform and better understand their relationships in order to have enhanced emotional, intellectual, sexual, and spiritual connectedness. I do this by listening and problem solving with a confident, creative, and curious mind. This technique allows for a broader range of thought for problem solving that is "out of the box."
(409) 219-0712 View (409) 219-0712
Photo of Melissa Walker Fleming, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Melissa Walker Fleming
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
Lumberton, TX 77657  (Online Only)
How are you actually doing? Feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, confused, or aggravated? It happens to the best of us. Counseling may make things easier to deal with. I believe that change is possible- with support and a fresh game plan. I aim to create a safe, empathic environment to help my clients reach their goals, whatever they may be. I am a board certified and licensed professional counselor and supervisor. I offer telehealth sessions in both Louisiana and Texas. I am paneled with BCBS, PPO, Aetna Commercial, United Commercial, UMR, and Gilsbar for insurance.
How are you actually doing? Feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, confused, or aggravated? It happens to the best of us. Counseling may make things easier to deal with. I believe that change is possible- with support and a fresh game plan. I aim to create a safe, empathic environment to help my clients reach their goals, whatever they may be. I am a board certified and licensed professional counselor and supervisor. I offer telehealth sessions in both Louisiana and Texas. I am paneled with BCBS, PPO, Aetna Commercial, United Commercial, UMR, and Gilsbar for insurance.
(225) 314-7189 View (225) 314-7189
Photo of Laura Kimball, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Laura Kimball
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Lumberton, TX 77657
I feel lost. No one understands me. Why am I so scared sometimes? Why am I sometimes not able to focus? Are you struggling with acceptance, bullies, disrespect, or discrimination because you identify as LBGTIQ+? Finding yourself in a meaningful and impactful way… Who are you? Is your child is uncontrollable… or too withdrawn…? Does your teen need help? Do they seem depressed, anxious, or experiencing abnormal behavior?
I feel lost. No one understands me. Why am I so scared sometimes? Why am I sometimes not able to focus? Are you struggling with acceptance, bullies, disrespect, or discrimination because you identify as LBGTIQ+? Finding yourself in a meaningful and impactful way… Who are you? Is your child is uncontrollable… or too withdrawn…? Does your teen need help? Do they seem depressed, anxious, or experiencing abnormal behavior?
(409) 405-6021 View (409) 405-6021
Photo of Dana Alfaro, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Dana Alfaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Silsbee, TX 77656
Everyone experiences different challenges throughout life that could result in physical, social, emotional, and mental distress that requires help navigating through the rough times. Gaining access to the instruments and understanding how to use the tools is necessary to locate the direction to move and continue with forward progress. I tailor therapy to meet each client’s needs to build confidence, increase self-awareness, self-acceptance, and improve their ability to manage life effectively.
Everyone experiences different challenges throughout life that could result in physical, social, emotional, and mental distress that requires help navigating through the rough times. Gaining access to the instruments and understanding how to use the tools is necessary to locate the direction to move and continue with forward progress. I tailor therapy to meet each client’s needs to build confidence, increase self-awareness, self-acceptance, and improve their ability to manage life effectively.
(409) 254-4186 View (409) 254-4186
Photo of Britani Bertrand, Psychologist in Hardin County, TX
Britani Bertrand
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lumberton, TX 77657
Sometimes we just need answers…the unknown can be scary and confusing. We can struggle to feel motivated in our fear and almost paralyzed in our daily functioning. Worrying about your child? Parenting is the most difficult, yet most rewarding job of our life. Sometimes there are unknowns, and we can be insecure about our child’s individual needs and how to help them. Getting answers and help is important! Developmental, academic, cognitive, and personality testing can pinpoint specific problems in order to develop an effective plan to bring about strength and healing for you and those you love.
Sometimes we just need answers…the unknown can be scary and confusing. We can struggle to feel motivated in our fear and almost paralyzed in our daily functioning. Worrying about your child? Parenting is the most difficult, yet most rewarding job of our life. Sometimes there are unknowns, and we can be insecure about our child’s individual needs and how to help them. Getting answers and help is important! Developmental, academic, cognitive, and personality testing can pinpoint specific problems in order to develop an effective plan to bring about strength and healing for you and those you love.
(409) 207-7290 View (409) 207-7290
Photo of Regina M Tate, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Regina M Tate
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCDC, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lumberton, TX 77657
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes it can seem like we spend so much of our days trying to please others and meeting their expectations that we have lost WHO WE ARE as individuals. Do we even like what we are doing? Feeling stuck in a ‘rut of life’ without much true meaning or passion? Finding that you are using alcohol or even drugs to cope with your life? Tired of the fake and need some AUTHENTICITY and COURAGE to just be you…to be heard…to be seen? Are you ready to discover your true self? There is HOPE! I have a passion for helping clients find their own strengths to live wholeheartedly and enjoy the journey of life!
Sometimes it can seem like we spend so much of our days trying to please others and meeting their expectations that we have lost WHO WE ARE as individuals. Do we even like what we are doing? Feeling stuck in a ‘rut of life’ without much true meaning or passion? Finding that you are using alcohol or even drugs to cope with your life? Tired of the fake and need some AUTHENTICITY and COURAGE to just be you…to be heard…to be seen? Are you ready to discover your true self? There is HOPE! I have a passion for helping clients find their own strengths to live wholeheartedly and enjoy the journey of life!
(409) 440-3252 View (409) 440-3252
Photo of Sherri A Wood in Hardin County, TX
Sherri A Wood
MS, LPC, LCDC, CFBC
Verified
Kountze, TX 77625
Hi, I'm married and mother of 5. I specialize in couples counseling, children, adolescents, individuals and addictions. I believe that we all have a journey to take and sometimes having someone to help along the way gets us motivated for change. I believe you have what it takes to make a happy and productive life and I'm just here to help you find it! Call me if you don't want to be judged, but want to work together to reach your happiness!
Hi, I'm married and mother of 5. I specialize in couples counseling, children, adolescents, individuals and addictions. I believe that we all have a journey to take and sometimes having someone to help along the way gets us motivated for change. I believe you have what it takes to make a happy and productive life and I'm just here to help you find it! Call me if you don't want to be judged, but want to work together to reach your happiness!
(409) 300-3087 View (409) 300-3087
Photo of Joshua Eldredge Loflin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Joshua Eldredge Loflin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Kountze, TX 77625  (Online Only)
As someone who is no stranger to anxiety, depression, uncertainty, familial troubles, and the challenge of managing life's (sometimes MANY) stressors; I understand how difficult things can get. I'm here for you—an empathetic ear, a metaphorical shoulder to cry on (thanks to telehealth), a sounding board, an impartial eye, and a devil's advocate.
As someone who is no stranger to anxiety, depression, uncertainty, familial troubles, and the challenge of managing life's (sometimes MANY) stressors; I understand how difficult things can get. I'm here for you—an empathetic ear, a metaphorical shoulder to cry on (thanks to telehealth), a sounding board, an impartial eye, and a devil's advocate.
(409) 405-6408 View (409) 405-6408
Photo of Shy Seaman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Shy Seaman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Silsbee, TX 77656
Negative events have affected each and every one of us at some point. I am committed to digging deep with you in therapy. Are you ready to: cleanse wounds so they can heal? -empower yourself? -learn to cope? -strengthen relationships? Without judgement, I will work with you in the trenches no matter the depths. The counseling relationship is unique because it is non-judgmental and confidential in a safe, supportive environment. Together, we construct your goals. I am challenging and direct in our sessions, resulting in you challenging and understanding yourself while obtaining your goals.
Negative events have affected each and every one of us at some point. I am committed to digging deep with you in therapy. Are you ready to: cleanse wounds so they can heal? -empower yourself? -learn to cope? -strengthen relationships? Without judgement, I will work with you in the trenches no matter the depths. The counseling relationship is unique because it is non-judgmental and confidential in a safe, supportive environment. Together, we construct your goals. I am challenging and direct in our sessions, resulting in you challenging and understanding yourself while obtaining your goals.
(409) 204-0063 View (409) 204-0063
Photo of NewPath Therapy & Wellness w/Psychiatry, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
NewPath Therapy & Wellness w/Psychiatry
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lumberton, TX 77657
NOW OFFERING PSYCHIATRY SERVICES. MEDICATION APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE THE SAME WEEK! At NewPath we know that your journey in life matters! We believe in a collaborative and connected team approach to be the most important quality of our group because you get many brains working for you for the price of one! Our environment is super laid back and we are all down to earth and genuine. Our goal is to create a comfortable place for you to work on feeling better!
NOW OFFERING PSYCHIATRY SERVICES. MEDICATION APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE THE SAME WEEK! At NewPath we know that your journey in life matters! We believe in a collaborative and connected team approach to be the most important quality of our group because you get many brains working for you for the price of one! Our environment is super laid back and we are all down to earth and genuine. Our goal is to create a comfortable place for you to work on feeling better!
(409) 515-7287 View (409) 515-7287
Photo of Steve Lackey, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Steve Lackey
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LCDC, CAMF
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lumberton, TX 77657
As an Individual Psychology and Humanistic professional counselor, I believe you, the client, have the ability to choose how best to resolve your problems and make decisions with my assistance as facilitator. You are responsible for your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings and are the world's leading expert on yourself. I encourage you to develop greater self-awareness and mental health through life experiences, building increased confidence, self-esteem, independence, and capacity to effectively navigate the challenges of life. I believe your sense of self-awareness and ability to make healthy choices are key to developing self-direction and independence.
As an Individual Psychology and Humanistic professional counselor, I believe you, the client, have the ability to choose how best to resolve your problems and make decisions with my assistance as facilitator. You are responsible for your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings and are the world's leading expert on yourself. I encourage you to develop greater self-awareness and mental health through life experiences, building increased confidence, self-esteem, independence, and capacity to effectively navigate the challenges of life. I believe your sense of self-awareness and ability to make healthy choices are key to developing self-direction and independence.
(409) 420-1527 View (409) 420-1527
Photo of Desiree Rice, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Desiree Rice
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified
Lumberton, TX 77657
My mission is to provide personalized, compassionate, high-quality, mental health and chemical dependency counseling on an as-needed or regular basis. I am a full-service mental health and chemical dependency counseling service. I work closely with local physicians to serve your entire family for all of your counseling needs in all stages of life. I am committed to providing comprehensive services to my clients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. I believe in educating my patients as we work together to achieve the best mental health state possible.
My mission is to provide personalized, compassionate, high-quality, mental health and chemical dependency counseling on an as-needed or regular basis. I am a full-service mental health and chemical dependency counseling service. I work closely with local physicians to serve your entire family for all of your counseling needs in all stages of life. I am committed to providing comprehensive services to my clients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. I believe in educating my patients as we work together to achieve the best mental health state possible.
(409) 359-4245 View (409) 359-4245
Photo of Alkisha Parker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Alkisha Parker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified
Lumberton, TX 77657
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in counseling for individuals, couples, families and children. I am also certified as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist by the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents and have over nine years experience in counseling trauma and abuse victims of all ages, including adults. I have clinical experience as well with depression, traumatic grief and parenting issues. I am also certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy. With compassion, I work with each individual to help them build on their personal strengths so we can attain healing and personal growth.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in counseling for individuals, couples, families and children. I am also certified as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist by the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents and have over nine years experience in counseling trauma and abuse victims of all ages, including adults. I have clinical experience as well with depression, traumatic grief and parenting issues. I am also certified in Parent Child Interaction Therapy. With compassion, I work with each individual to help them build on their personal strengths so we can attain healing and personal growth.
(409) 932-2087 View (409) 932-2087
Photo of Heather D. Hooker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Heather D. Hooker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Lumberton, TX 77657
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 14 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families work through and learn how to cope with interpersonal relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, parenting and behavioral issues. I address current issues that originally bring them to counseling as well as provide them with tools to manage things that arise in the future.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 14 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families work through and learn how to cope with interpersonal relationship conflicts, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, parenting and behavioral issues. I address current issues that originally bring them to counseling as well as provide them with tools to manage things that arise in the future.
(409) 356-4076 View (409) 356-4076
Photo of Colleen Jordan Christie, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Colleen Jordan Christie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Verified
Silsbee, TX 77656
The only thing constant is change - without change there is no growth. Without growth our lives become stagnant and we do not realize our full potential or adapt to necessary changes or losses. Changes over the last few years have been very difficult. Although we all experience changes, we do not all adapt in the same way. Some see change as an opportunity for adventure. Some see change as a frightening challenge. And finally, others are totally incapacitated and freeze when presented with choices or opportunities to change or grow.
The only thing constant is change - without change there is no growth. Without growth our lives become stagnant and we do not realize our full potential or adapt to necessary changes or losses. Changes over the last few years have been very difficult. Although we all experience changes, we do not all adapt in the same way. Some see change as an opportunity for adventure. Some see change as a frightening challenge. And finally, others are totally incapacitated and freeze when presented with choices or opportunities to change or grow.
(409) 746-5229 View (409) 746-5229
Photo of Connected Path Recovery Center , Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Connected Path Recovery Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCDC, LPC
Verified
Lumberton, TX 77657
If you are struggling with alcohol or drugs, you can begin to find your way to long term recovery or back to sobriety with us. Connected Path Recovery Center, formally known as Woodlands Recovery Center, offers Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Individual and Family Programs during the day and evenings. At Woodlands Recovery Centers we believe ongoing support is necessary for a successful and quality recovery process. Here you can begin to find freedom from alcohol, substance abuse, addiction and dual diagnosis.
If you are struggling with alcohol or drugs, you can begin to find your way to long term recovery or back to sobriety with us. Connected Path Recovery Center, formally known as Woodlands Recovery Center, offers Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Individual and Family Programs during the day and evenings. At Woodlands Recovery Centers we believe ongoing support is necessary for a successful and quality recovery process. Here you can begin to find freedom from alcohol, substance abuse, addiction and dual diagnosis.
(409) 204-0872 View (409) 204-0872
Photo of Gregory Mark Adams, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Gregory Mark Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd CMH, MA CE
Verified
Lumberton, TX 77657
Life can get messy, confusing, and depressing. Sometimes it happens at a moment’s notice, or often conflict occurs because choices are made that create turmoil over time. I would like to guide you to find clarity and peace on your journey toward a richer, fuller life. I desire to help people in a time of need. Staying true to this heart strategy, I became a licensed professional counselor in 2019. My goal is simple: I will work with you to promote a healthier mental and emotional state that leads to victory in your life.
Life can get messy, confusing, and depressing. Sometimes it happens at a moment’s notice, or often conflict occurs because choices are made that create turmoil over time. I would like to guide you to find clarity and peace on your journey toward a richer, fuller life. I desire to help people in a time of need. Staying true to this heart strategy, I became a licensed professional counselor in 2019. My goal is simple: I will work with you to promote a healthier mental and emotional state that leads to victory in your life.
(409) 403-5857 View (409) 403-5857
Photo of Jennifer Ramirez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Jennifer Ramirez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lumberton, TX 77657
In a world of work, career focus, stress, parenting, responsibilities, fast-paced daily lives, Generation X and Y are the backbone of society. Our generations take up more than 137 million people! We are caretakers of our Boomer parents and our Gen Z children. We make a difference in the world, it's time to make a difference in ourselves. Gen-Xers and Millennials are a breed of their own. We are known for resilience, independence and forward thinking.
In a world of work, career focus, stress, parenting, responsibilities, fast-paced daily lives, Generation X and Y are the backbone of society. Our generations take up more than 137 million people! We are caretakers of our Boomer parents and our Gen Z children. We make a difference in the world, it's time to make a difference in ourselves. Gen-Xers and Millennials are a breed of their own. We are known for resilience, independence and forward thinking.
(409) 207-9134 View (409) 207-9134
Photo of Alan Wayne Apperson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hardin County, TX
Alan Wayne Apperson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, LCCA
Verified
Lumberton, TX 77657
The ideal client is one that is willing to work in session and practice out of session. I work best with clients that are willing to be honest and raw with me. I respect someone that can voice their truest thoughts/feelings/and behaviors because I will be equally direct with my identification of distortions in their thoughts and actions. The greatest acceptance of ourselves can only be achieved with an honest look inward. This honesty allows us see what strengths we desire to build and what needs we can reduce. With this direct, loving, and accepting approach, the counseling process can be maximized in its efficacy.
The ideal client is one that is willing to work in session and practice out of session. I work best with clients that are willing to be honest and raw with me. I respect someone that can voice their truest thoughts/feelings/and behaviors because I will be equally direct with my identification of distortions in their thoughts and actions. The greatest acceptance of ourselves can only be achieved with an honest look inward. This honesty allows us see what strengths we desire to build and what needs we can reduce. With this direct, loving, and accepting approach, the counseling process can be maximized in its efficacy.
(409) 515-8342 View (409) 515-8342
Photo of Porsche Perez in Hardin County, TX
Porsche Perez
MEd, CNC, CFNC
Lumberton, TX 77657
I have a passion for working with women to help them overcome past traumas and current roadblocks that stop them from living the life that they were created to live and truly desire in their hearts. I believe that life was meant to be enjoyed (at least in some seasons) and I am passionate about helping my clients to change their thinking and habits to get them to where they want to be in life.
I have a passion for working with women to help them overcome past traumas and current roadblocks that stop them from living the life that they were created to live and truly desire in their hearts. I believe that life was meant to be enjoyed (at least in some seasons) and I am passionate about helping my clients to change their thinking and habits to get them to where they want to be in life.
(409) 202-6247 View (409) 202-6247

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Number of Therapists in Hardin County, TX

20+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Hardin County, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
96% Relationship Issues
96% Anxiety
83% Family Conflict
83% Coping Skills
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Hardin County, TX see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hardin 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.