Therapists in Oak Forest, Houston, TX

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Willow & Sage Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
The two questions I get asked most often are: "Where do I go from here?" and "How do I make the changes I need to make?" My honest answer to both of these questions is always, "I don't know exactly. It's something that we need to figure out together." The journey to a person's happiness, peace, and/or balance is so incredibly unique; and though I realize that my response may not be the one they wish to receive, there is always reassurance that they will not have to traverse this particular part of their journey alone, for together we will explore all the possibilities to formulate the desired path forward.
The two questions I get asked most often are: "Where do I go from here?" and "How do I make the changes I need to make?" My honest answer to both of these questions is always, "I don't know exactly. It's something that we need to figure out together." The journey to a person's happiness, peace, and/or balance is so incredibly unique; and though I realize that my response may not be the one they wish to receive, there is always reassurance that they will not have to traverse this particular part of their journey alone, for together we will explore all the possibilities to formulate the desired path forward.
(281) 709-2782 View (281) 709-2782
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Maria Lourdes Ortiz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious? Having trouble sleeping? Are you having problems socializing with other humans? You can and deserve to feel better. You are probably more "normal" than you think you are.
Are you feeling anxious? Having trouble sleeping? Are you having problems socializing with other humans? You can and deserve to feel better. You are probably more "normal" than you think you are.
(832) 662-1632 View (832) 662-1632
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Christopher J Jenkin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPA, LPC-S
Verified
5 Endorsed
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
Starting my career in 1993, I have worked with individuals from all walks of life. I believe that at the core of every human being is the desire for growth and self-discovery. We are each born unique, and yet we spend our lives being told by others how to live and behave like everyone else. Over time, the process of forgetting the authentic self leads one to experience emotional distress that is uniquely personal. Whether dealing with life changes, relationship issues, or disabling mental illness, working with a competent psychotherapist can facilitate the process of overcoming obstacles and developing a more fulfilling life.
Starting my career in 1993, I have worked with individuals from all walks of life. I believe that at the core of every human being is the desire for growth and self-discovery. We are each born unique, and yet we spend our lives being told by others how to live and behave like everyone else. Over time, the process of forgetting the authentic self leads one to experience emotional distress that is uniquely personal. Whether dealing with life changes, relationship issues, or disabling mental illness, working with a competent psychotherapist can facilitate the process of overcoming obstacles and developing a more fulfilling life.
(713) 766-1196 View (713) 766-1196
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Obiangelis Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018  (Online Only)
We all deserve a life worth living. I love working with women, immigrants, and adult children of immigrants, who need support with finding their voice and identity , or adjusting to and coping with life transitions. You might be stuck in self defeating patterns of thinking and behaving , and feel like the past is present due to traumatic events . My approach is trauma informed, person centered and culturally affirming. If you are ready to explore your values, priorities , sense of purpose and meaning, therapy can help.
We all deserve a life worth living. I love working with women, immigrants, and adult children of immigrants, who need support with finding their voice and identity , or adjusting to and coping with life transitions. You might be stuck in self defeating patterns of thinking and behaving , and feel like the past is present due to traumatic events . My approach is trauma informed, person centered and culturally affirming. If you are ready to explore your values, priorities , sense of purpose and meaning, therapy can help.
(713) 597-2655 View (713) 597-2655
Photo of Shari Bingham, Licensed Professional Counselor in Oak Forest, Houston, TX
Shari Bingham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, RYT 200
Verified
12 Endorsed
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
Your family is one the last places you can confide in your struggles. Despite your commitment to personal growth work, you still have strong emotional reactions to triggers that bring up childhood trauma with family, and you want to lessen the pain you feel inside, the pain that has been persisting for years. It’s important to acknowledge all the shit you’ve been through and that life isn’t always about getting it right. Despite facing numerous challenges, you're strong but don't fully believe that. Even when luck hasn't been in your favor, now you're prepared to engage in profound self-work.
Your family is one the last places you can confide in your struggles. Despite your commitment to personal growth work, you still have strong emotional reactions to triggers that bring up childhood trauma with family, and you want to lessen the pain you feel inside, the pain that has been persisting for years. It’s important to acknowledge all the shit you’ve been through and that life isn’t always about getting it right. Despite facing numerous challenges, you're strong but don't fully believe that. Even when luck hasn't been in your favor, now you're prepared to engage in profound self-work.
(832) 219-6896 View (832) 219-6896
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William July
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77092
We provide affordable PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING / EVALUATIONS & THERAPY services. At times in life we walk a path full of challenges, relationship endings, and grief ...life certainly doesn't operate on fairness. If it is time for you to get professional help, don't hesitate. Together we will work to free you from being stuck in depression, entangled in anxiety, or lost without insight. My popular books, lectures, television, and radio appearances have helped many people. Together with a great team we provide services in Houston, Austin & Dallas. -------Se Habla Español-------
We provide affordable PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING / EVALUATIONS & THERAPY services. At times in life we walk a path full of challenges, relationship endings, and grief ...life certainly doesn't operate on fairness. If it is time for you to get professional help, don't hesitate. Together we will work to free you from being stuck in depression, entangled in anxiety, or lost without insight. My popular books, lectures, television, and radio appearances have helped many people. Together with a great team we provide services in Houston, Austin & Dallas. -------Se Habla Español-------
(281) 377-4831 View (281) 377-4831
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Lauren Weiner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
Were you a pleasure to have in class? As an adult, you find yourself chasing the high of the gold star. Success came easy in school and you may have let your identity get a little wrapped up in it — the star student, the teachers pet, the one who never had to study (or the one who was always studying?). But it’s different now. The same effort isn’t getting you the same results. You’ve been trying even harder- staying late at work, taking on more projects, planning girls nights for your friends- but you’re just feeling exhausted and burnt out, not fulfilled. But what if there's a way to find balance and joy in your life?
Were you a pleasure to have in class? As an adult, you find yourself chasing the high of the gold star. Success came easy in school and you may have let your identity get a little wrapped up in it — the star student, the teachers pet, the one who never had to study (or the one who was always studying?). But it’s different now. The same effort isn’t getting you the same results. You’ve been trying even harder- staying late at work, taking on more projects, planning girls nights for your friends- but you’re just feeling exhausted and burnt out, not fulfilled. But what if there's a way to find balance and joy in your life?
(832) 219-8980 View (832) 219-8980
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Alejandra Cervantes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
I am a Licensed MFT who supports adults, couples, parents, and groups of friends invested in personal growth, developing stronger interpersonal relationships, and healing from trauma. I support clients who are very excited by new projects but can’t get their life organized, are hard on themselves and and have a strong inner critic, never feel happy or satisfied with their accomplishments, struggle to say no to others and REALLY dislike conflict, can’t get a grasp on their relationship with food, spend hours engaging in rituals to try to soothe fears/anxieties, and those who desperately want to parent differently but don't know how.
I am a Licensed MFT who supports adults, couples, parents, and groups of friends invested in personal growth, developing stronger interpersonal relationships, and healing from trauma. I support clients who are very excited by new projects but can’t get their life organized, are hard on themselves and and have a strong inner critic, never feel happy or satisfied with their accomplishments, struggle to say no to others and REALLY dislike conflict, can’t get a grasp on their relationship with food, spend hours engaging in rituals to try to soothe fears/anxieties, and those who desperately want to parent differently but don't know how.
(713) 547-4874 View (713) 547-4874
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Clayton Michael Goldberg
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
My mission as a counselor is to help my clients confront and address their struggles concerning substance use and other related issues. Along with that is helping them create a recovering lifestyle that they can be proud of. I serve those that struggle with an addiction and have the readiness to work through the issues addiction brings and promote self-improvement in their life of recovery.
My mission as a counselor is to help my clients confront and address their struggles concerning substance use and other related issues. Along with that is helping them create a recovering lifestyle that they can be proud of. I serve those that struggle with an addiction and have the readiness to work through the issues addiction brings and promote self-improvement in their life of recovery.
(713) 874-9438 x4 View (713) 874-9438 x4
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Faith Northern
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
The stories we tell ourselves are very important and often they are stories that others have told us or placed on us. I believe that there is power in taking back our story and living the truth that aligns with the core of who we are. I believe that you as the client are the expert of your life and I get to be a part of empowering you with the tools you need to navigate hardships and struggles.
The stories we tell ourselves are very important and often they are stories that others have told us or placed on us. I believe that there is power in taking back our story and living the truth that aligns with the core of who we are. I believe that you as the client are the expert of your life and I get to be a part of empowering you with the tools you need to navigate hardships and struggles.
(832) 841-4056 View (832) 841-4056
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Wanda L Hobbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018  (Online Only)
I provide hope and encouragement from a Christian perspective. All therapy sessions are professional, confidential, non-judgmental and inclusive of the mind, body and spirit for optimal healing from all types of painful issues. Clients are always asked if they would like to have me integrate spirituality into their session, your wishes are followed. I offer you the opportunity to disclose and explore your deepest personal and family secrets and disappointments. The supportive therapy allows clients to get their life back on track, and find the balance that is missing. We laugh a lot because laughter promotes healing and happiness.
I provide hope and encouragement from a Christian perspective. All therapy sessions are professional, confidential, non-judgmental and inclusive of the mind, body and spirit for optimal healing from all types of painful issues. Clients are always asked if they would like to have me integrate spirituality into their session, your wishes are followed. I offer you the opportunity to disclose and explore your deepest personal and family secrets and disappointments. The supportive therapy allows clients to get their life back on track, and find the balance that is missing. We laugh a lot because laughter promotes healing and happiness.
(713) 338-9294 View (713) 338-9294
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Jummy Akinyode
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
If you're a busy professional and you've achieved that win but still feel like something's missing, you're in the right place. Balancing work, home, and personal life can leave you overwhelmed, despite your accomplishments. I have a passion for working with professionals, like you, who are navigating the challenges of anxiety, depression, and relational struggles. Together, we'll tackle the unique stressors you face and work toward restoring balance and clarity in your life.
If you're a busy professional and you've achieved that win but still feel like something's missing, you're in the right place. Balancing work, home, and personal life can leave you overwhelmed, despite your accomplishments. I have a passion for working with professionals, like you, who are navigating the challenges of anxiety, depression, and relational struggles. Together, we'll tackle the unique stressors you face and work toward restoring balance and clarity in your life.
(713) 804-6394 View (713) 804-6394
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Alejandra Machado
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77092  (Online Only)
On the outside, everyone thinks you've got it all together. You're good at putting on a smile and pushing through. You've been checking the boxes in life but still feel overwhelmed, tired and feel that you're running out of time. You're wondering if things should be this difficult? You've contemplated making some changes in your life, but are worried what others may say, or whether you'd be making a big mistake.
On the outside, everyone thinks you've got it all together. You're good at putting on a smile and pushing through. You've been checking the boxes in life but still feel overwhelmed, tired and feel that you're running out of time. You're wondering if things should be this difficult? You've contemplated making some changes in your life, but are worried what others may say, or whether you'd be making a big mistake.
(832) 981-7187 View (832) 981-7187
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Molly Neyland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
Life is complex and unexpected which can be overwhelming, especially if you are someone who wants to have it all "figured out." I work with people who struggle with feelings of anxiety, people pleasing behaviors, trauma, family/relationship issues, etc. You may be someone who presents to the world as being “put together,” but on the inside you feel the complete opposite. Therapy can help make a difference in these areas. Part of what this may look like in counseling is uncovering the 'why' behind certain thoughts and behaviors. This increase in self-awareness and understanding can help to make the change that you have been wanting.
Life is complex and unexpected which can be overwhelming, especially if you are someone who wants to have it all "figured out." I work with people who struggle with feelings of anxiety, people pleasing behaviors, trauma, family/relationship issues, etc. You may be someone who presents to the world as being “put together,” but on the inside you feel the complete opposite. Therapy can help make a difference in these areas. Part of what this may look like in counseling is uncovering the 'why' behind certain thoughts and behaviors. This increase in self-awareness and understanding can help to make the change that you have been wanting.
(281) 918-7722 View (281) 918-7722
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Maureen Hannant Cooper
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
Not accepting new clients
Your life looks accomplished and successful. Yet you still feel that you are not good enough. Your chorus of what-ifs keeps you questioning yourself. You give your best to others but don’t feel appreciated. You feel tired and overwhelmed. It is time for a change.
Your life looks accomplished and successful. Yet you still feel that you are not good enough. Your chorus of what-ifs keeps you questioning yourself. You give your best to others but don’t feel appreciated. You feel tired and overwhelmed. It is time for a change.
(832) 346-7459 View (832) 346-7459
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Gardner Counseling Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCSW, LCDC, CSAT, EMDR-II
Verified
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
About the Facilitator - Doris Gardner-Wilson, LCSW, LCDC, CSAT is a professional speaker, educator, workshop facilitator, certified sex addiction therapist and trained EMDR therapist with years of experience in the field. She currently has private practices in Houston and Katy, Texas and specializes in helping reduce symptoms of panic attacks, past traumas, PTSD phobia, depression, grief, severe anxiety, substance additions, process addictions and other debilitating mental challenges. Previous experience includes Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center (PaRC), The Right Step, Fort Bend Council of Alcohol & Drug abuse,
About the Facilitator - Doris Gardner-Wilson, LCSW, LCDC, CSAT is a professional speaker, educator, workshop facilitator, certified sex addiction therapist and trained EMDR therapist with years of experience in the field. She currently has private practices in Houston and Katy, Texas and specializes in helping reduce symptoms of panic attacks, past traumas, PTSD phobia, depression, grief, severe anxiety, substance additions, process addictions and other debilitating mental challenges. Previous experience includes Memorial Hermann Prevention & Recovery Center (PaRC), The Right Step, Fort Bend Council of Alcohol & Drug abuse,
(832) 924-0432 View (832) 924-0432
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Emily Adler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018  (Online Only)
Whether you are brand new to therapy or have years of experience, I look forward to helping you on the next part of your journey! Although we haven’t met yet, I accept you exactly as you are. I celebrate all of my clients’ unique identities and encourage them to find pride in themselves. I particularly enjoy working with clients who have felt othered or judged by society, including LGBTQIA+ individuals, geeks and gamers, Wiccans and Pagans, neurodivergent people, and anyone else who is looking for a safe, non-judgmental space to feel truly heard.
Whether you are brand new to therapy or have years of experience, I look forward to helping you on the next part of your journey! Although we haven’t met yet, I accept you exactly as you are. I celebrate all of my clients’ unique identities and encourage them to find pride in themselves. I particularly enjoy working with clients who have felt othered or judged by society, including LGBTQIA+ individuals, geeks and gamers, Wiccans and Pagans, neurodivergent people, and anyone else who is looking for a safe, non-judgmental space to feel truly heard.
(512) 714-2865 View (512) 714-2865
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Andrea T. Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
Are you suffering with feelings of anxiety, depression or grief? Have you been through traumatic experiences? Looking for change? Looking for healing? The answer you are looking for is already within you. I believe you are the expert in your life. We will partner using therapeutic tools, to help in your discovery and personal growth. I believe in a holistic approach to your wellness. In a safe and supportive environment, we will work together to reveal your best you.
Are you suffering with feelings of anxiety, depression or grief? Have you been through traumatic experiences? Looking for change? Looking for healing? The answer you are looking for is already within you. I believe you are the expert in your life. We will partner using therapeutic tools, to help in your discovery and personal growth. I believe in a holistic approach to your wellness. In a safe and supportive environment, we will work together to reveal your best you.
(346) 444-1960 View (346) 444-1960
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Keely O'Donnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
I believe we cannot change things that are outside of our awareness, and we cannot grow without first having acceptance of where we are in our journey. The things that we seek to change about ourselves are not “weaknesses;” in fact, the very behaviors and beliefs that are no longer serving us now may have been necessary survival defenses at one point in life. My goal is to help you understand where in life you developed those behaviors/beliefs, how they have shaped you, and how they can be shifted into a more healthy, adaptive approach moving forward.
I believe we cannot change things that are outside of our awareness, and we cannot grow without first having acceptance of where we are in our journey. The things that we seek to change about ourselves are not “weaknesses;” in fact, the very behaviors and beliefs that are no longer serving us now may have been necessary survival defenses at one point in life. My goal is to help you understand where in life you developed those behaviors/beliefs, how they have shaped you, and how they can be shifted into a more healthy, adaptive approach moving forward.
(713) 597-2055 View (713) 597-2055
Photo of Alexis Campbell, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oak Forest, Houston, TX
Alexis Campbell, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Oak Forest, Houston, TX 77018
Life, relationships, and trauma can have an impact on the way you perceive yourself and/or the world. If you are interested in reaching goals of self-prioritization, getting the life and relationship you deserve, managing your mental health and healing from past and/or recent life transitions or trauma then start your healing journey today! Every relationship is a teaching relationship, especially the relationship you have with yourself. Your mental health matters. Let's figure out what balance and management means to you.
Life, relationships, and trauma can have an impact on the way you perceive yourself and/or the world. If you are interested in reaching goals of self-prioritization, getting the life and relationship you deserve, managing your mental health and healing from past and/or recent life transitions or trauma then start your healing journey today! Every relationship is a teaching relationship, especially the relationship you have with yourself. Your mental health matters. Let's figure out what balance and management means to you.
(832) 558-3109 View (832) 558-3109

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Number of Therapists in Oak Forest, Houston, TX

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Oak Forest, Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
71% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
78% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Oak Forest, Houston, TX see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
13% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Oak Forest, Houston?

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.