Therapists in Harlingen, TX

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Christina Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78552
I am a Nationally certified counselor and an LPC in the state of TX. My clients describe me as empathetic, kind, and patient. My primary focus is to provide a safe space to unravel emotions, trauma, or experiences without the fear of being judged. My primary area of specialty is Cognitive behavioral therapy. My experience includes working with children, adolescents and individuals of diverse cultures. I am a strong believer in the statement. "Progress is progress no matter how small it is".
I am a Nationally certified counselor and an LPC in the state of TX. My clients describe me as empathetic, kind, and patient. My primary focus is to provide a safe space to unravel emotions, trauma, or experiences without the fear of being judged. My primary area of specialty is Cognitive behavioral therapy. My experience includes working with children, adolescents and individuals of diverse cultures. I am a strong believer in the statement. "Progress is progress no matter how small it is".
(832) 621-3003 View (832) 621-3003
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Debbie Diaz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78552  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Debbie Diaz, a Licensed Professional counselor currently practicing in Texas. I am from the Rio Grande Valley and currently practice in-person therapy in Harlingen, Texas. I graduated with my Masters of Education in Counseling and Guidance in 2014 from the University of Texas at Brownsville. I have over 14 years of experience working in the mental health field and have worked with different populations ranging from domestic violence, CPS cases, children placed in emergency shelters, along with children with ADHD, anger management, Child-Parent conflicts, Depression and Anxiety.
Hello! I am Debbie Diaz, a Licensed Professional counselor currently practicing in Texas. I am from the Rio Grande Valley and currently practice in-person therapy in Harlingen, Texas. I graduated with my Masters of Education in Counseling and Guidance in 2014 from the University of Texas at Brownsville. I have over 14 years of experience working in the mental health field and have worked with different populations ranging from domestic violence, CPS cases, children placed in emergency shelters, along with children with ADHD, anger management, Child-Parent conflicts, Depression and Anxiety.
(832) 905-9078 View (832) 905-9078
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Dr. Mary Gonzales
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78552
Greetings,  I am a bilingual and bi-cultural (English and Spanish) psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in providing psychological services. My main focus when doing psychotherapy is helping to clear the emotional obstacles that may be hindering or impairing your self-growth and psychological well-being. I will first sit down with you and find out what may be causing you distress or be obstructing your growth. The next step would be to co-create a therapy plan that is tailored for you.
Greetings,  I am a bilingual and bi-cultural (English and Spanish) psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in providing psychological services. My main focus when doing psychotherapy is helping to clear the emotional obstacles that may be hindering or impairing your self-growth and psychological well-being. I will first sit down with you and find out what may be causing you distress or be obstructing your growth. The next step would be to co-create a therapy plan that is tailored for you.
(956) 320-6300 View (956) 320-6300
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Diana Marie Lozano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CSC
Verified 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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Forging Connections Counseling and Recovery Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACP, LPC, LCDC
Verified 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
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Marcela Fernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78550  (Online Only)
Each stage of life presents us with opportunities and challenges. When life's changes create uncertainty and instability, it's helpful to reach out for support.
Each stage of life presents us with opportunities and challenges. When life's changes create uncertainty and instability, it's helpful to reach out for support.
(956) 948-7824 View (956) 948-7824
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Amy Gonzales
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC, SAP
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78550  (Online Only)
Think about this...when something good happens, what do you usually want to do? Do you want to talk to someone about what happened and share the news with them? What about when feeling down or sad, do you have someone to talk to about that? Many may not feel comfortable or not have someone to talk with during those times. There are so many stresses that happen in life and taking care of your mental health is important to be able to continue to handle everything that happens in life.
Think about this...when something good happens, what do you usually want to do? Do you want to talk to someone about what happened and share the news with them? What about when feeling down or sad, do you have someone to talk to about that? Many may not feel comfortable or not have someone to talk with during those times. There are so many stresses that happen in life and taking care of your mental health is important to be able to continue to handle everything that happens in life.
(956) 996-6920 View (956) 996-6920
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Amanda Wentz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78552  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Amanda Wentz, and I have been practicing as an LCSW since 2014. My expertise lies mainly in the areas of Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Life Stressors, Work Stressors, Relationship Turmoil, Panic Attacks, and Parenting Skills. The main approaches I utilize when providing treatment are Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Strength-Based, Trauma Focused, and Narrative therapies. I believe that together with my expertise as a clinical professional and your expertise in yourself, we can work as a team to help you be the best version of yourself!
Hi, my name is Amanda Wentz, and I have been practicing as an LCSW since 2014. My expertise lies mainly in the areas of Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Life Stressors, Work Stressors, Relationship Turmoil, Panic Attacks, and Parenting Skills. The main approaches I utilize when providing treatment are Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Strength-Based, Trauma Focused, and Narrative therapies. I believe that together with my expertise as a clinical professional and your expertise in yourself, we can work as a team to help you be the best version of yourself!
(817) 859-7025 View (817) 859-7025
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Resiliency Psychological Center LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
4 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
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Heira Hernandez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78550  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor with +10 years of clinical experience. I've worked with adults, families, children, teenagers, and populations from 0-17 years of age. My area of specialties includes Adolescents/Teens, Anxiety, Anger Management, Women's Issues, and Depression. My theoretical approaches are Christian Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused, Client-Centered Therapy, and Coaching. I believe in providing a safe and stable environment for my clients to feel calm and at ease during each session to help them identify their inner potential, heal, and work through their traumas.
I am a licensed professional counselor with +10 years of clinical experience. I've worked with adults, families, children, teenagers, and populations from 0-17 years of age. My area of specialties includes Adolescents/Teens, Anxiety, Anger Management, Women's Issues, and Depression. My theoretical approaches are Christian Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Trauma Focused, Client-Centered Therapy, and Coaching. I believe in providing a safe and stable environment for my clients to feel calm and at ease during each session to help them identify their inner potential, heal, and work through their traumas.
(956) 707-3169 View (956) 707-3169
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Marisol Cervantes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78550
Have you been feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck in a particular area of your life? Do you envision wanting to be happier, more at peace and in a better head space? Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned and we find ourselves wondering what our next steps should be. Our day to day lives are busy with work, family life, trying to maintain friendships and also trying to care for ourselves, among other things. Do you want to elevate your self-esteem, have better boundaries and adopt a growth mindset? I can guide you! Fortunately, we don’t have to work through all of life’s challenges alone.
Have you been feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck in a particular area of your life? Do you envision wanting to be happier, more at peace and in a better head space? Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned and we find ourselves wondering what our next steps should be. Our day to day lives are busy with work, family life, trying to maintain friendships and also trying to care for ourselves, among other things. Do you want to elevate your self-esteem, have better boundaries and adopt a growth mindset? I can guide you! Fortunately, we don’t have to work through all of life’s challenges alone.
(956) 923-4238 View (956) 923-4238
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Crystal Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78550
Going through life with all of our day to day occurrences plus the unexpected ones can cause our vision to become clouded. We've all been there- I've been there. You don't have to sort it out on your own. Sometimes your child or teen's challenges are due to circumstances we had no control over like traumas or other events and sometimes it is due to issues within our families and each issue impacts an individual differently- this is why restoring and managing relationships is often a focus of therapy. I can understand that desire for a renewed mind; free from the stress and worry of the world, to be able to live in peace and order.
Going through life with all of our day to day occurrences plus the unexpected ones can cause our vision to become clouded. We've all been there- I've been there. You don't have to sort it out on your own. Sometimes your child or teen's challenges are due to circumstances we had no control over like traumas or other events and sometimes it is due to issues within our families and each issue impacts an individual differently- this is why restoring and managing relationships is often a focus of therapy. I can understand that desire for a renewed mind; free from the stress and worry of the world, to be able to live in peace and order.
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Joseph David LaBeau
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, BA, CH-AC, CBH
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78552  (Online Only)
Session rating 4.8 out of 5 for the last 1,025 sessions….it’s all in the training and experience of the counselor. I myself would want a mature counselor with exceptional experience and training in both medical and psychological aspects of distress and resilience. I would want a counselor who had undergone extensive depth therapy themselves as a part of their training so I could have reason to believe they would not let their own unresolved issues affect their work with me. If you agree, then welcome! Welcome to the counseling service of Joseph D. LaBeau. You have found the service you have been looking for.
Session rating 4.8 out of 5 for the last 1,025 sessions….it’s all in the training and experience of the counselor. I myself would want a mature counselor with exceptional experience and training in both medical and psychological aspects of distress and resilience. I would want a counselor who had undergone extensive depth therapy themselves as a part of their training so I could have reason to believe they would not let their own unresolved issues affect their work with me. If you agree, then welcome! Welcome to the counseling service of Joseph D. LaBeau. You have found the service you have been looking for.
(956) 587-0543 View (956) 587-0543
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Jessica Y. Pizarro
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Harlingen, TX 78550
Hi I'm Jessica! Have you been thinking about talking to someone about your feelings or current struggles? Unsure where to start? I'm here to help and meet you where you are on your healing journey. I can help you meet your goals whether it maybe improving stress management skills, communication skills, relapse prevention strategies, anger management skills, or coping skills. I can also help with relationship and codependency issues, explore and process uncomfortable emotions, anxiety management, and self-esteem/personal growth. In addition, if you are looking for work-mandated counseling, or faith-based counseling services.
Hi I'm Jessica! Have you been thinking about talking to someone about your feelings or current struggles? Unsure where to start? I'm here to help and meet you where you are on your healing journey. I can help you meet your goals whether it maybe improving stress management skills, communication skills, relapse prevention strategies, anger management skills, or coping skills. I can also help with relationship and codependency issues, explore and process uncomfortable emotions, anxiety management, and self-esteem/personal growth. In addition, if you are looking for work-mandated counseling, or faith-based counseling services.
(956) 903-2152 View (956) 903-2152
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Jacob Wasonga
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Harlingen, TX 78550
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor, I work from a systemic orientation that focuses on mental health concerns and the context in which they occur. I work with individuals (children and adults), families and couples experiencing distress.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor, I work from a systemic orientation that focuses on mental health concerns and the context in which they occur. I work with individuals (children and adults), families and couples experiencing distress.
(682) 334-8594 View (682) 334-8594
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Lisa Moreno
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78552
Life can bring challenging chapters in the narrative of our life. Processing and moving forward from these struggles is possible. You have taken a significant step in reaching out. On my journey of healing, I have faced losses that shook my sense of self and I had to move through experiences I did not believe I would have the strength to recover from. I am a person who is comfortable with the uncomfortable. In fact, because I have had to work through most of my dark times alone, I seek to be a support for individuals when challenges arise.
Life can bring challenging chapters in the narrative of our life. Processing and moving forward from these struggles is possible. You have taken a significant step in reaching out. On my journey of healing, I have faced losses that shook my sense of self and I had to move through experiences I did not believe I would have the strength to recover from. I am a person who is comfortable with the uncomfortable. In fact, because I have had to work through most of my dark times alone, I seek to be a support for individuals when challenges arise.
(956) 304-7061 View (956) 304-7061
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Lauro Guzman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78552  (Online Only)
Greetings! I am Lauro Guzman; I am a down-to-earth clinician, and my goal is to help you better understand and resolve challenges in your life. We first complete an evaluation to gather relevant information about your past and your current circumstances. We can then look for the source of your problem and identify behavior patterns that may be keeping you back from a healthy, balanced life.
Greetings! I am Lauro Guzman; I am a down-to-earth clinician, and my goal is to help you better understand and resolve challenges in your life. We first complete an evaluation to gather relevant information about your past and your current circumstances. We can then look for the source of your problem and identify behavior patterns that may be keeping you back from a healthy, balanced life.
(830) 376-0603 View (830) 376-0603
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Mariel Jen. Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Harlingen, TX 78550
I am Mariel, a Bilingual (English and Spanish) master' s-level licensed counselor. Are you struggling with anxiety or depression because of relationships? I'm here to help you. My ultimate goal is to provide you with treatment that instills a sense of confidence. Are you facing challenges such as infidelity, trust issues, or concerns due to past traumas? I have experience and expertise in fostering healthy and fulfilling relationships, solid foundations, and resilience in relationships in South Texas.
I am Mariel, a Bilingual (English and Spanish) master' s-level licensed counselor. Are you struggling with anxiety or depression because of relationships? I'm here to help you. My ultimate goal is to provide you with treatment that instills a sense of confidence. Are you facing challenges such as infidelity, trust issues, or concerns due to past traumas? I have experience and expertise in fostering healthy and fulfilling relationships, solid foundations, and resilience in relationships in South Texas.
(956) 253-1940 View (956) 253-1940
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Counseling and Wellness Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S, CAC, MTS, MA
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78550
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You can heal in your goals by developing new skills to become the better person you want to be. By overcoming behavioral issues in whatever lifestyle and situation you find yourself in. In counseling, we can see our vulnerability as human beings where we find ourselves facing irrational ways of thinking that take us to negative feelings and then we act them out. Thus, the process of learning other ventures to life is to face ourselves at times with our own issues and learn to re-think things out. To heal ourselves is to also not only learn to change ourselves but to forgive ourselves along the journey of our lives.
You can heal in your goals by developing new skills to become the better person you want to be. By overcoming behavioral issues in whatever lifestyle and situation you find yourself in. In counseling, we can see our vulnerability as human beings where we find ourselves facing irrational ways of thinking that take us to negative feelings and then we act them out. Thus, the process of learning other ventures to life is to face ourselves at times with our own issues and learn to re-think things out. To heal ourselves is to also not only learn to change ourselves but to forgive ourselves along the journey of our lives.
(956) 363-4283 View (956) 363-4283
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Lori Verduzco
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd
Verified Verified
Harlingen, TX 78550
Life is definitely a journey filled with emotions that takes us down different paths. At times, the pathways are filled with light, and on the contrary can be filled with darkness. It is during troubled times that we may experience all kinds of emotions that we may not understand. Although the journey for everyone may be different, our experiences stem from similar scenarios.
Life is definitely a journey filled with emotions that takes us down different paths. At times, the pathways are filled with light, and on the contrary can be filled with darkness. It is during troubled times that we may experience all kinds of emotions that we may not understand. Although the journey for everyone may be different, our experiences stem from similar scenarios.
(956) 253-7998 View (956) 253-7998
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Harlingen, TX

70+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Harlingen, TX who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
93% Depression
85% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
70% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Harlingen, TX see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Harlingen?

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.