Therapists in Marshall, TX

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Natalie Hale
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Marshall, TX 75671
Hi! I’m Dr. Natalie Hale. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, families, adolescents, children, and older adults. I am a compassionate, kind-hearted, and trusted licensed therapist who believes unwaveringly in helping people discover their best life. I genuinely understand that we all experience life challenges, and sometimes, we just need help navigating these hard places. I will come alongside you to explore, encourage, and guide your personal journey toward healing and hope.
Hi! I’m Dr. Natalie Hale. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, families, adolescents, children, and older adults. I am a compassionate, kind-hearted, and trusted licensed therapist who believes unwaveringly in helping people discover their best life. I genuinely understand that we all experience life challenges, and sometimes, we just need help navigating these hard places. I will come alongside you to explore, encourage, and guide your personal journey toward healing and hope.
(903) 485-7007 View (903) 485-7007
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Mentally Healthier, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Marshall, TX 75670  (Online Only)
Do you have persistent memories of something that happened to you a long time ago? Does something that someone said to you still echo in your mind? Do you feel the grip of anxiety nearly all the time, and have found very few healthy things that can make that anxiety stop? You are not alone, and I have helped many people that have experienced very similar things. This tragically is a very common problem, and there is not a pharmaceutical long-term answer for any of it. That is because it is not a biological problem. It may be a journey that takes time and really hard work to resolve.
Do you have persistent memories of something that happened to you a long time ago? Does something that someone said to you still echo in your mind? Do you feel the grip of anxiety nearly all the time, and have found very few healthy things that can make that anxiety stop? You are not alone, and I have helped many people that have experienced very similar things. This tragically is a very common problem, and there is not a pharmaceutical long-term answer for any of it. That is because it is not a biological problem. It may be a journey that takes time and really hard work to resolve.
(903) 270-5868 View (903) 270-5868
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Sara Noble, WHOLE Counseling Pllc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marshall, TX 75670
One day I was asked if I could have any superpower, what would it be and why? I replied, “The power of healing. If I could take away other people’s burdens, then I feel that I have done what is desperately needed for the world.” In a world full of suffering and pain, we all seek to be seen and have our voices heard. However, finding someone you can trust and open up to can be difficult. This broken world is hard to not give up on, but I am here to tell you that you are not alone. I want to walk with you through your journey and help see you through it. Life can throw many trials our way, but you do not have to navigate it alone.
One day I was asked if I could have any superpower, what would it be and why? I replied, “The power of healing. If I could take away other people’s burdens, then I feel that I have done what is desperately needed for the world.” In a world full of suffering and pain, we all seek to be seen and have our voices heard. However, finding someone you can trust and open up to can be difficult. This broken world is hard to not give up on, but I am here to tell you that you are not alone. I want to walk with you through your journey and help see you through it. Life can throw many trials our way, but you do not have to navigate it alone.
(903) 518-8750 View (903) 518-8750
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NDE Therapy with Lara Neely
Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH, MEd
Verified Verified
Marshall, TX 75672  (Online Only)
Have you had a Near-Death Experience (NDE) or Out-of-Body Experience (OBE)? If so, I can relate! My experiences changed my life forever. These types of events often create significant psychological shifts, fostering a unique openness to self-exploration and change. Experiencers typically possess heightened self-awareness and may have re-evaluated their life priorities and values, which can facilitate a deeper therapeutic process. Their experiences can serve as a powerful catalyst for personal growth, making them exceptionally receptive to psychotherapeutic interventions aimed at enhancing mental well-being and life satisfaction.
Have you had a Near-Death Experience (NDE) or Out-of-Body Experience (OBE)? If so, I can relate! My experiences changed my life forever. These types of events often create significant psychological shifts, fostering a unique openness to self-exploration and change. Experiencers typically possess heightened self-awareness and may have re-evaluated their life priorities and values, which can facilitate a deeper therapeutic process. Their experiences can serve as a powerful catalyst for personal growth, making them exceptionally receptive to psychotherapeutic interventions aimed at enhancing mental well-being and life satisfaction.
(469) 489-4227 View (469) 489-4227
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Cindy Ruelas-Tafolla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marshall, TX 75672
Dr. Cindy Ruelas-Tafolla is an advanced practitioner with a Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Case Manager, and Certified Wellness Coach in the State of Texas.
Dr. Cindy Ruelas-Tafolla is an advanced practitioner with a Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Case Manager, and Certified Wellness Coach in the State of Texas.
(430) 249-2059 View (430) 249-2059
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Lara Neely
Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH
Verified Verified
Marshall, TX 75672  (Online Only)
As a Doctor of Behavioral Health, Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapist who works with an MD and a medical staff of highly trained professionals, I approach your treatment in a way that is unique from most. I specialize in treating anxiety-related disorders including panic attacks, phobias, OCD, and PTSD.
As a Doctor of Behavioral Health, Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapist who works with an MD and a medical staff of highly trained professionals, I approach your treatment in a way that is unique from most. I specialize in treating anxiety-related disorders including panic attacks, phobias, OCD, and PTSD.
(936) 213-6580 View (936) 213-6580
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WHOLE Counseling Pllc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Marshall, TX 75670
We live in a world with set ideals and standards that weigh heavily on us pressing insurmountable expectations that we simply cannot meet. We also live with our own selves and our own minds putting the same demanding and unforgiving pressure on us. So, how might we break free into weightless grace? A jumping off point is beginning with “a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart" (Psalm 51:17). Our brokenness may range from depression, anxiety, grief, bitterness, addictions, shame, mental and emotional anguish and instability and are brought on by different variables such as trauma and attempting to shoulder this weight alone.
We live in a world with set ideals and standards that weigh heavily on us pressing insurmountable expectations that we simply cannot meet. We also live with our own selves and our own minds putting the same demanding and unforgiving pressure on us. So, how might we break free into weightless grace? A jumping off point is beginning with “a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart" (Psalm 51:17). Our brokenness may range from depression, anxiety, grief, bitterness, addictions, shame, mental and emotional anguish and instability and are brought on by different variables such as trauma and attempting to shoulder this weight alone.
(430) 246-4518 View (430) 246-4518
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Sarah M. Kranz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marshall, TX 75670
I have a multispecialty practice. We provide evaluations, counseling, medication management, and applied behavioral analysis. My LPCs are highly skilled in multiple different areas and techniques. I and my LPAs I provide evaluations and counseling for children and adults, ages 2.5 to 75.
I have a multispecialty practice. We provide evaluations, counseling, medication management, and applied behavioral analysis. My LPCs are highly skilled in multiple different areas and techniques. I and my LPAs I provide evaluations and counseling for children and adults, ages 2.5 to 75.
(903) 686-1711 View (903) 686-1711
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Bailey Gregory
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Marshall, TX 75670
My desire is for my clients to know they have someone in their corner when they come for their session - someone who will listen, advocate, and encourage them in the areas they are seeking growth. When counseling, I seek to provide an understanding and compassionate heart for my clients who have courageously taken a step towards change. I greatly enjoy working with children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as those who are survivors of abuse. I consider it a great joy and privilege knowing I can play a small role in a client having a breakthrough moment.
My desire is for my clients to know they have someone in their corner when they come for their session - someone who will listen, advocate, and encourage them in the areas they are seeking growth. When counseling, I seek to provide an understanding and compassionate heart for my clients who have courageously taken a step towards change. I greatly enjoy working with children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as those who are survivors of abuse. I consider it a great joy and privilege knowing I can play a small role in a client having a breakthrough moment.
(903) 568-6049 View (903) 568-6049
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Hannah Callis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Marshall, TX 75670
Seeking help is one of the best decisions a person can make for themselves. No one should go through the hardships of life on their own. Everyone needs and appreciates a nonjudgemental and unbiased listening ear. The support and guidance that comes from the nature of counseling is something that everyone desires and deserves. We all have a story and experiences that mold us into who we are. It can feel jumbled and chaotic at times. The benefits of counseling are invaluable and life changing. Allow me to help you walk through the highs and lows. Let's confront the struggles and celebrate the growth along the way.
Seeking help is one of the best decisions a person can make for themselves. No one should go through the hardships of life on their own. Everyone needs and appreciates a nonjudgemental and unbiased listening ear. The support and guidance that comes from the nature of counseling is something that everyone desires and deserves. We all have a story and experiences that mold us into who we are. It can feel jumbled and chaotic at times. The benefits of counseling are invaluable and life changing. Allow me to help you walk through the highs and lows. Let's confront the struggles and celebrate the growth along the way.
(903) 913-6518 View (903) 913-6518
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Lauren Parlow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marshall, TX 75672
Often times we find ourselves going through the motions in life and not feeling "alive". We can't seem to pinpoint what it is that’s creating that disconnect, but we know we want to feel better. I'd love to help you with a guided self-discovery, an understanding of exactly what those obstacles are, and how to move past them to help you live the life you've imagined!
Often times we find ourselves going through the motions in life and not feeling "alive". We can't seem to pinpoint what it is that’s creating that disconnect, but we know we want to feel better. I'd love to help you with a guided self-discovery, an understanding of exactly what those obstacles are, and how to move past them to help you live the life you've imagined!
(903) 345-3048 View (903) 345-3048
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Justin Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marshall, TX 75670
Through counseling I help teens and parents of teens work through the challenges and difficulties of the adolescent years by providing effective and practical ways to navigate this generations unique struggles and challenges. As parents, it’s easy to get lost and confused in how the pressures of todays culture are impacting our kids. Do you feel as if your teen no longer values your input? Have you lost the ability to talk beyond superficial one-word answers? Are you at a loss when trying to figure out what is actually driving your teens behaviors? Tired of feeling detached, discouranged and defeated? Let me help!
Through counseling I help teens and parents of teens work through the challenges and difficulties of the adolescent years by providing effective and practical ways to navigate this generations unique struggles and challenges. As parents, it’s easy to get lost and confused in how the pressures of todays culture are impacting our kids. Do you feel as if your teen no longer values your input? Have you lost the ability to talk beyond superficial one-word answers? Are you at a loss when trying to figure out what is actually driving your teens behaviors? Tired of feeling detached, discouranged and defeated? Let me help!
(430) 219-0743 View (430) 219-0743
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Michael Becerra
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, CRC
Verified Verified
Marshall, TX 75670
Navigating life's transitions demands both resilience and a committed guide. With nearly two decades of experience as a counselor, I focus on helping individuals navigate difficult transitions. I perceive challenges—be it stress, anxiety, career transitions, or relationship troubles—not as barriers but as opportunities for growth. My experience is broad, from community agencies to educational settings, and extends internationally, including six years in Colombia working with intercultural couples/families and expatriates. These experiences have refined my ability to facilitate change across various cultural contexts.
Navigating life's transitions demands both resilience and a committed guide. With nearly two decades of experience as a counselor, I focus on helping individuals navigate difficult transitions. I perceive challenges—be it stress, anxiety, career transitions, or relationship troubles—not as barriers but as opportunities for growth. My experience is broad, from community agencies to educational settings, and extends internationally, including six years in Colombia working with intercultural couples/families and expatriates. These experiences have refined my ability to facilitate change across various cultural contexts.
(318) 413-6685 View (318) 413-6685
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Stephanie Corbitt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marshall, TX 75670
Are you tired of waking up and dreading the day? Every day is a constant battle making sure you complete your responsibilities whether it's at home, work, or school. You are tired of telling people you are "fine, okay, good" when you are really not. You may struggle even to remember the last time you woke up happy and ready to enjoy what the day brought to you. It's time for you to begin the journey of healing, and counseling is a great way to heal from past trauma or grief and gain tools to help you manage life's daily stress and emotions. You can schedule a free consultation on Headway or give me a call!
Are you tired of waking up and dreading the day? Every day is a constant battle making sure you complete your responsibilities whether it's at home, work, or school. You are tired of telling people you are "fine, okay, good" when you are really not. You may struggle even to remember the last time you woke up happy and ready to enjoy what the day brought to you. It's time for you to begin the journey of healing, and counseling is a great way to heal from past trauma or grief and gain tools to help you manage life's daily stress and emotions. You can schedule a free consultation on Headway or give me a call!
(903) 459-6611 View (903) 459-6611
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Dominguez Psychotherapy and Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Marshall, TX 75670
My name is Shanna Dominguez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. You may be experiencing worry, fear, anxiety, depression, or a variety of other emotions. Good news, those emotions can be managed, I believe there are two experts in the room: You are the expert of your life and I am the clinical expert. I have had the privilege of working with adults, couples, and adolescents. I use a variety of techniques and theories to guide my work with you depending on what fits your needs. I specialize in CBT and DBT methods. As humans, we not only want to feel understood, but we want to understand ourselves & why we do the things we do.
My name is Shanna Dominguez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. You may be experiencing worry, fear, anxiety, depression, or a variety of other emotions. Good news, those emotions can be managed, I believe there are two experts in the room: You are the expert of your life and I am the clinical expert. I have had the privilege of working with adults, couples, and adolescents. I use a variety of techniques and theories to guide my work with you depending on what fits your needs. I specialize in CBT and DBT methods. As humans, we not only want to feel understood, but we want to understand ourselves & why we do the things we do.
(430) 213-4422 View (430) 213-4422
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Melanie Roudkovski
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Marshall, TX 75670
Counseling requires a relationship based on trust and mutual respect. My goal for counseling is that you and I will understand and trust one another, identifying your goals and working to overcome whatever obstacles are in your way. I believe that anyone who seeks counseling does so because of a desire to live your best life, and my desire is to help you do just that. With over 20 years of experience as a licensed counselor, I will help you to move toward solutions that will bring about positive change. While my clinical training and biblical worldview inform my approach, your goals and needs are the priority of each session.
Counseling requires a relationship based on trust and mutual respect. My goal for counseling is that you and I will understand and trust one another, identifying your goals and working to overcome whatever obstacles are in your way. I believe that anyone who seeks counseling does so because of a desire to live your best life, and my desire is to help you do just that. With over 20 years of experience as a licensed counselor, I will help you to move toward solutions that will bring about positive change. While my clinical training and biblical worldview inform my approach, your goals and needs are the priority of each session.
(430) 219-0774 View (430) 219-0774
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Jodi Spencer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Marshall, TX 75670
Spiritual development and self discovery are my passion, and I love working with women who are committed to self improvement. I use trauma-informed therapies, shadow work, somatic experiencing, mindfulness, and esotericism.
Spiritual development and self discovery are my passion, and I love working with women who are committed to self improvement. I use trauma-informed therapies, shadow work, somatic experiencing, mindfulness, and esotericism.
(903) 523-1598 View (903) 523-1598

Online Therapists

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Amos McCord
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LSOTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tyler, TX 75703
Are you worried often? Have you stayed up late thinking about how to “fix” things? Are you unhappy, anxious, or having problems at work or school? Are you struggling with your own body, or having conflicts at home? Working through these issues can be challenging and overwhelming. Many of us struggle with daily issues, but dealing with depression, anxiety, past trauma, or other overwhelming issues can impact our current relationships, life goals, true potential, and our happiness. Sometimes, we my not even know what is bothering us, but we just know something isn't right.
Are you worried often? Have you stayed up late thinking about how to “fix” things? Are you unhappy, anxious, or having problems at work or school? Are you struggling with your own body, or having conflicts at home? Working through these issues can be challenging and overwhelming. Many of us struggle with daily issues, but dealing with depression, anxiety, past trauma, or other overwhelming issues can impact our current relationships, life goals, true potential, and our happiness. Sometimes, we my not even know what is bothering us, but we just know something isn't right.
(430) 204-2021 View (430) 204-2021
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Chassity Harper
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MMFT, LMFT-A, EMDR
Verified Verified
Texarkana, TX 75503
Thank you for stopping by. You're taking the courageous first step to say it ends here and now, and I need support. You're feeling discouraged. You've tried everything. You want to connect but struggle to find joy and be heard. Maybe you've told your story, but no one is listening. I can help. I offer compassion, empathy, and a nonjudgmental space to find hope and change. Together we navigate those emotions, triggers, panic and learn ways to heal, communicate and walk in the empowerment you need to step into a healthier headspace, relationships and life.
Thank you for stopping by. You're taking the courageous first step to say it ends here and now, and I need support. You're feeling discouraged. You've tried everything. You want to connect but struggle to find joy and be heard. Maybe you've told your story, but no one is listening. I can help. I offer compassion, empathy, and a nonjudgmental space to find hope and change. Together we navigate those emotions, triggers, panic and learn ways to heal, communicate and walk in the empowerment you need to step into a healthier headspace, relationships and life.
(903) 320-4952 View (903) 320-4952
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Peggy Thomas-Rosiek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Texarkana, TX 75501  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with first responders and veterans. I have extensive experience working with those experiencing anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, and addictions. I am a US Navy veteran and retired law enforcement. I don't judge and nothing you say will shock me. My biggest strength is authenticity and loyalty. Being a first responder and/or a veteran breeds a sense of self-reliance and the mindset of being able to take care of anything thrown at us. You're mental health is no exception. You've got this.
I specialize in working with first responders and veterans. I have extensive experience working with those experiencing anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, and addictions. I am a US Navy veteran and retired law enforcement. I don't judge and nothing you say will shock me. My biggest strength is authenticity and loyalty. Being a first responder and/or a veteran breeds a sense of self-reliance and the mindset of being able to take care of anything thrown at us. You're mental health is no exception. You've got this.
(903) 414-6681 View (903) 414-6681

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Number of Therapists in Marshall, TX

10+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in Marshall, TX who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Trauma and PTSD
82% Depression
82% Self Esteem
76% Stress
71% Grief
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
82% BlueCross and BlueShield
82% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Marshall, TX see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Marshall?

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.