Therapists in Hickory Creek, TX

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Elisha Holmes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Hickory Creek, TX 75065
Not accepting new clients
I believe that people are resilient and have the capacity to heal after experiencing adversity, loss, and trauma. I provide children, adolescents, and young adults an emotionally supportive, judgement-free space to express themselves, identify and understand emotions, and utilize positive coping strategies.
I believe that people are resilient and have the capacity to heal after experiencing adversity, loss, and trauma. I provide children, adolescents, and young adults an emotionally supportive, judgement-free space to express themselves, identify and understand emotions, and utilize positive coping strategies.
(940) 236-2399 View (940) 236-2399
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Laura Westbrook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hickory Creek, TX 75065
Your particular story is like no other's and must be engaged through no other lens. It has formed relational patterns and helped determine your life's path, usually with only partial awareness. Exploring your unique story with more intentionality and depth is my passion. I provide a safe and caring environment for individuals, couples and families to explore personal challenges and transform patterns that prevent them from experiencing satisfying lives and relationships. My approach is holistic and attachment-oriented, and takes into account many areas of functioning in client's lives.
Your particular story is like no other's and must be engaged through no other lens. It has formed relational patterns and helped determine your life's path, usually with only partial awareness. Exploring your unique story with more intentionality and depth is my passion. I provide a safe and caring environment for individuals, couples and families to explore personal challenges and transform patterns that prevent them from experiencing satisfying lives and relationships. My approach is holistic and attachment-oriented, and takes into account many areas of functioning in client's lives.
(940) 236-2674 View (940) 236-2674
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Emily Dianne Head
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, CMIP
Verified
Hickory Creek, TX 75065
I am a licensed professional counselor committed to helping individuals learn how to build healthier relationships with themselves and others. I am passionate about creating a safe and healthy environment where one can come to feel supported, loved and heard. My work focuses on bringing hope and healing to people who have experienced trauma or severe life stressors that have caused life to unravel. I believe that no single one approach is right for everyone, but to take a collaborative path to helping themselves reach healthy perceptions of life.
I am a licensed professional counselor committed to helping individuals learn how to build healthier relationships with themselves and others. I am passionate about creating a safe and healthy environment where one can come to feel supported, loved and heard. My work focuses on bringing hope and healing to people who have experienced trauma or severe life stressors that have caused life to unravel. I believe that no single one approach is right for everyone, but to take a collaborative path to helping themselves reach healthy perceptions of life.
(940) 283-7556 View (940) 283-7556
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Mosaic Way Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR-Tr
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hickory Creek, TX 75065
Erin specializes in treating adults, teens, and children experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and PTSD. She is trained to treat self-harm, mood dysregulation, and postpartum depression and anxiety. Erin is a highly-skilled, resourceful, empathetic, solutions-oriented therapist dedicated to providing exceptional care. She helps you set clear goals and identify and reframe negative beliefs while working from a strengths-based perspective.
Erin specializes in treating adults, teens, and children experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and PTSD. She is trained to treat self-harm, mood dysregulation, and postpartum depression and anxiety. Erin is a highly-skilled, resourceful, empathetic, solutions-oriented therapist dedicated to providing exceptional care. She helps you set clear goals and identify and reframe negative beliefs while working from a strengths-based perspective.
(214) 617-0871 View (214) 617-0871
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Erin Waldrop
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR-T
Verified
Hickory Creek, TX 75065
Why Mosaic Way? The stories of our lives that feel broken can be transformed to create something beautiful, like a mosaic vase once shattered. We believe everyone’s story can be beautiful with healing, restoring meaning and fulfillment. We strive to help clients piece together a new path, a Mosaic Way. How can counseling help? Therapy & counseling provide a safe place to process, explore and find resolution. Therapy is more than just talking about your problems. Therapy can teach you new ways to think about the situations that bother you. It can help you cope with feelings of anger, fear, anxiety, shyness, and panic.
Why Mosaic Way? The stories of our lives that feel broken can be transformed to create something beautiful, like a mosaic vase once shattered. We believe everyone’s story can be beautiful with healing, restoring meaning and fulfillment. We strive to help clients piece together a new path, a Mosaic Way. How can counseling help? Therapy & counseling provide a safe place to process, explore and find resolution. Therapy is more than just talking about your problems. Therapy can teach you new ways to think about the situations that bother you. It can help you cope with feelings of anger, fear, anxiety, shyness, and panic.
(972) 846-9318 View (972) 846-9318

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Shaneé Hucks
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
Are you currently struggling with a relationship or family system? Are you looking to overcome past hurts, communicate more effectively, improve trust/intimacy, make a decision regarding a relationship, re-envision your future, or simply to improve relationships overall? You found the right person! Hello, I am Shaneé Hucks, LMFT-Associate. I primarily work with individuals, couples/partners, and families wanting to improve or make changes to their relationships. I use evidence-based practices, tailor my approach to meet your needs, work openly with you, and help you take steps toward your preferred future.
Are you currently struggling with a relationship or family system? Are you looking to overcome past hurts, communicate more effectively, improve trust/intimacy, make a decision regarding a relationship, re-envision your future, or simply to improve relationships overall? You found the right person! Hello, I am Shaneé Hucks, LMFT-Associate. I primarily work with individuals, couples/partners, and families wanting to improve or make changes to their relationships. I use evidence-based practices, tailor my approach to meet your needs, work openly with you, and help you take steps toward your preferred future.
(817) 790-9312 View (817) 790-9312
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Monica Gonzalez
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Denton, TX 76208  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I see therapy as a beautiful partnership: You are the expert on you and your life as well as whatever issues you bring to each session; whereas I am the expert when it comes to knowledge and skills, etc. I truly believe that you have the strength within you to overcome anything that is standing in the way of your healing, happiness, growth, relationships, and success. My job is to provide you with the experiences that discover or rediscover that strength. My purpose is to empower you with the tools and skills that you need along the way. I am dedicated to you and your process and will do what it takes to lead you through it.
I see therapy as a beautiful partnership: You are the expert on you and your life as well as whatever issues you bring to each session; whereas I am the expert when it comes to knowledge and skills, etc. I truly believe that you have the strength within you to overcome anything that is standing in the way of your healing, happiness, growth, relationships, and success. My job is to provide you with the experiences that discover or rediscover that strength. My purpose is to empower you with the tools and skills that you need along the way. I am dedicated to you and your process and will do what it takes to lead you through it.
(940) 400-3160 View (940) 400-3160
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Kristin Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Lake Dallas, TX 75065  (Online Only)
Have you been through a traumatic experience that impacts your life negatively? Do you suffer with anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem? Do your struggles stop you from living the life you always wanted? This could make anyone feel alone, exhausted, and disconnected from even your closest loved ones. But if you’re looking for someone friendly and supportive to share your struggles with, you’re in the right place! I offer a variety of evidence-based and trauma focused therapy techniques including CBT, CPT, and DBT and have a passion working with adults struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and many more.
Have you been through a traumatic experience that impacts your life negatively? Do you suffer with anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem? Do your struggles stop you from living the life you always wanted? This could make anyone feel alone, exhausted, and disconnected from even your closest loved ones. But if you’re looking for someone friendly and supportive to share your struggles with, you’re in the right place! I offer a variety of evidence-based and trauma focused therapy techniques including CBT, CPT, and DBT and have a passion working with adults struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and many more.
(940) 289-5301 View (940) 289-5301
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Georgette Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Highland Village, TX 75067
It can be discouraging when you realize you are not living up to your fullest potential. Regardless, of the reason(s) that contribute to you being here, it can sometimes feel like too much to handle. Obsessing over past failures, painful memories or thoughts such as "this is all my fault", " things will never get better", or "do I have what it takes to reach may goals, dreams?" weighs you down.
It can be discouraging when you realize you are not living up to your fullest potential. Regardless, of the reason(s) that contribute to you being here, it can sometimes feel like too much to handle. Obsessing over past failures, painful memories or thoughts such as "this is all my fault", " things will never get better", or "do I have what it takes to reach may goals, dreams?" weighs you down.
(469) 382-1177 View (469) 382-1177
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Ashleigh Stateson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
I specialize in marriage counseling, trauma, and abuse. Marriage is work. Trauma is devastating. Abuse is scarring. I also work with teenagers and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and a variety of other issues. My goal is to help my clients reach their goals! I believe the purpose of therapy is not for clients to depend on therapy, but for therapy to be a tool to aid in the process of renewing, healing, and refreshing in a healthy time frame, so that clients no longer need therapy. Start the journey to renewal and healing today - I’d love to help! (If client desires, biblical counseling is available).
I specialize in marriage counseling, trauma, and abuse. Marriage is work. Trauma is devastating. Abuse is scarring. I also work with teenagers and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and a variety of other issues. My goal is to help my clients reach their goals! I believe the purpose of therapy is not for clients to depend on therapy, but for therapy to be a tool to aid in the process of renewing, healing, and refreshing in a healthy time frame, so that clients no longer need therapy. Start the journey to renewal and healing today - I’d love to help! (If client desires, biblical counseling is available).
(817) 774-4153 View (817) 774-4153
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Danielle Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
Hi, I am Danielle Hall, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. Throughout our sessions, you will gain valuable insights into your life and relationships, learn effective coping strategies, and develop a stronger sense of self. Whether you seek support for managing stress, overcoming past traumas, enhancing communication skills, or navigating life transitions, we will work towards tangible solutions and personal growth together.
Hi, I am Danielle Hall, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. Throughout our sessions, you will gain valuable insights into your life and relationships, learn effective coping strategies, and develop a stronger sense of self. Whether you seek support for managing stress, overcoming past traumas, enhancing communication skills, or navigating life transitions, we will work towards tangible solutions and personal growth together.
(940) 329-4994 View (940) 329-4994
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Rebecca Lucero Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Highland Village, TX 75067
Therapy can be one of the greatest investments you make in yourself and your relationships. Life is full of challenges, and many individuals and couples find that therapy can help them navigate these difficulties more easily. My goal as your therapist is to help you remove the barriers in your life that keep you from feeling connected to your loved ones. I will also help you to find ways to manage difficult emotions and thoughts so that you live a life that reflects your personal values.
Therapy can be one of the greatest investments you make in yourself and your relationships. Life is full of challenges, and many individuals and couples find that therapy can help them navigate these difficulties more easily. My goal as your therapist is to help you remove the barriers in your life that keep you from feeling connected to your loved ones. I will also help you to find ways to manage difficult emotions and thoughts so that you live a life that reflects your personal values.
(940) 448-3176 View (940) 448-3176
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Lexi Patrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Dallas, TX 75065  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Every day feels like a rollercoaster of worry, and you’re stuck in a cycle of seeking relief in distractions? You’ve poured everything into helping loved ones, only to hit a frustrating wall? Your mind is a battleground of conflicting thoughts, making decisions and changes seems not worth the fight? Tasks pile up, and the idea of starting to tackle them is overwhelming you? Wearing a mask, even with yourself, becomes a necessity to feel somewhat okay? Strong emotions trigger panic or self-harm, and the pain or numbness feels easier in the dark places? Things you used to love no longer bring joy, and even laughter feels empty?
Every day feels like a rollercoaster of worry, and you’re stuck in a cycle of seeking relief in distractions? You’ve poured everything into helping loved ones, only to hit a frustrating wall? Your mind is a battleground of conflicting thoughts, making decisions and changes seems not worth the fight? Tasks pile up, and the idea of starting to tackle them is overwhelming you? Wearing a mask, even with yourself, becomes a necessity to feel somewhat okay? Strong emotions trigger panic or self-harm, and the pain or numbness feels easier in the dark places? Things you used to love no longer bring joy, and even laughter feels empty?
(214) 949-1169 View (214) 949-1169
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Elizabeth Conley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
As a therapist, I believe my primary responsibility is to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere within which clients can freely explore areas of their lives and selves which have not been working well. I believe in identifying client strengths and in supporting and building on those strengths. At at the same time, I work to help clients develop realistic and healthy alternatives to old habits which are interfering with their abilities to become the individuals they are meant to be and to achieve the goals they have set for their lives.
As a therapist, I believe my primary responsibility is to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere within which clients can freely explore areas of their lives and selves which have not been working well. I believe in identifying client strengths and in supporting and building on those strengths. At at the same time, I work to help clients develop realistic and healthy alternatives to old habits which are interfering with their abilities to become the individuals they are meant to be and to achieve the goals they have set for their lives.
(817) 646-5876 View (817) 646-5876
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Kari Peters
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lewisville, TX 75077  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone that is open to being vulnerable; realizing their worth in this world and that they, too, deserve to be happy. Happiness is individualized and is not a "one-size-fits-all" narrative.
My ideal client is someone that is open to being vulnerable; realizing their worth in this world and that they, too, deserve to be happy. Happiness is individualized and is not a "one-size-fits-all" narrative.
(940) 291-3125 View (940) 291-3125
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Sarah Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Little Elm, TX 75068  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with young adults and teens. I have always enjoyed working with this age group. Being a teenager is such an important time of one’s life and there are so many decisions to made. I have worked with young men and women for the last seven years and love the opportunity to walk along their journey with them. During your teen and young adult years there are so many pressures: relationships, friendships, school, parents, your future, social pressures at school, exposure to substances, and figuring out who you want to be. I truly enjoy being part of the process when a young person finds themself.
I specialize in working with young adults and teens. I have always enjoyed working with this age group. Being a teenager is such an important time of one’s life and there are so many decisions to made. I have worked with young men and women for the last seven years and love the opportunity to walk along their journey with them. During your teen and young adult years there are so many pressures: relationships, friendships, school, parents, your future, social pressures at school, exposure to substances, and figuring out who you want to be. I truly enjoy being part of the process when a young person finds themself.
(972) 947-5804 View (972) 947-5804
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Misti Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Dallas, TX 75065
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. A diverse academic, professional and personal background has allowed me to develop a unique skill set and approach to therapy. I have served in public education for 17 years in roles that have included: Student Assistance Counselor, Professional School Counselor and Special Education and general education teacher. My role as a counselor is one in which I walk with you throughout a process of identifying, understanding, and learning ways to manage the situations and issues that present in your life. It would be an honor to work with you.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. A diverse academic, professional and personal background has allowed me to develop a unique skill set and approach to therapy. I have served in public education for 17 years in roles that have included: Student Assistance Counselor, Professional School Counselor and Special Education and general education teacher. My role as a counselor is one in which I walk with you throughout a process of identifying, understanding, and learning ways to manage the situations and issues that present in your life. It would be an honor to work with you.
(940) 461-7327 View (940) 461-7327
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Jon Lamb
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Lewisville, TX 75077  (Online Only)
My name is Jon, and I'm here to extend a heartfelt and sincere welcome to you. Through my journey in the field of counseling, I've come to understand that, no matter what you're carrying when you step into counseling, there's always one steadfast thing you can hold onto: hope. My passion lies in standing beside those who are hurting, in the process of mending, and those who may feel a bit broken, and helping them discover meaning and hope within the unique tapestry of their circumstances. I truly believe that, once we navigate this path together, you can possess the remarkable ability to lead a life filled with purpose and freedom
My name is Jon, and I'm here to extend a heartfelt and sincere welcome to you. Through my journey in the field of counseling, I've come to understand that, no matter what you're carrying when you step into counseling, there's always one steadfast thing you can hold onto: hope. My passion lies in standing beside those who are hurting, in the process of mending, and those who may feel a bit broken, and helping them discover meaning and hope within the unique tapestry of their circumstances. I truly believe that, once we navigate this path together, you can possess the remarkable ability to lead a life filled with purpose and freedom
(972) 848-5976 View (972) 848-5976
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Dr. Amy Wristen Pape
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
Corinth, TX 76210
I work with adults having difficulty with anxiety, depression, life transitions, job interactions, parenting issues, marital and/or relationship issues. I only see adult clients ( individual, couples, & family dyads).
I work with adults having difficulty with anxiety, depression, life transitions, job interactions, parenting issues, marital and/or relationship issues. I only see adult clients ( individual, couples, & family dyads).
(940) 353-3955 View (940) 353-3955
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Wenrui Li
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Corinth, TX 76210  (Online Only)
I dedicate myself to create a safe, trusting space where genuine connection can be built up. Relationship depth nurtures meaningful changes and personal growth. I have genuine interest in people’s growing history and the way of their being. Exploring one’s potentials, strengths, and aspirations is core to heal trauma and rebuild a life with quality. I utilize EMDR and Internal Family System to assist clients in gaining wholistic view and deep understanding about their own emotions, thoughts, and past experiences. 我相信心理咨询是一个互相看见的过程。我会珍视每一次沟通和聆听的机会。希望在真诚和安全的环境里,痛苦不再是窒息的,而内心的力量得以被发现。
I dedicate myself to create a safe, trusting space where genuine connection can be built up. Relationship depth nurtures meaningful changes and personal growth. I have genuine interest in people’s growing history and the way of their being. Exploring one’s potentials, strengths, and aspirations is core to heal trauma and rebuild a life with quality. I utilize EMDR and Internal Family System to assist clients in gaining wholistic view and deep understanding about their own emotions, thoughts, and past experiences. 我相信心理咨询是一个互相看见的过程。我会珍视每一次沟通和聆听的机会。希望在真诚和安全的环境里,痛苦不再是窒息的,而内心的力量得以被发现。
(469) 813-7517 View (469) 813-7517

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Number of Therapists in Hickory Creek, TX

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Therapists in Hickory Creek, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Family Conflict
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
100% Optum

How Therapists in Hickory Creek, TX see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

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How can I find a therapist in Hickory Creek?

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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.