Therapists in Mineral Wells, TX

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Judylynn Huggs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Looking for someone located in Mineral Wells or surrounding rural area? Do you feel lost and alone - confused and wondering what to do or where to turn? I’m here to help. I offer virtual and home-based sessions in addition to a traditional office setting. I use an eclectic style of techniques to meet you where you are, while we work together to create a plan for you to move forward. It all starts with taking that first step and asking for help.
Looking for someone located in Mineral Wells or surrounding rural area? Do you feel lost and alone - confused and wondering what to do or where to turn? I’m here to help. I offer virtual and home-based sessions in addition to a traditional office setting. I use an eclectic style of techniques to meet you where you are, while we work together to create a plan for you to move forward. It all starts with taking that first step and asking for help.
(940) 289-8716 View (940) 289-8716
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Brazos Counseling - Kaitlin Blackwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Not accepting new clients
As your therapist I provide a safe, comfortable environment for you to express and explore your emotions, stress and trauma. I focus on what is right with you, help you improve resilience, and provide tools and strategies to help you achieve your goals. You will also learn strategies to help build your confidence, improve communication, set boundaries and manage anxiety and depression. My counseling services are culture and trauma sensitive and based in Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Play Therapy (adolescents).
As your therapist I provide a safe, comfortable environment for you to express and explore your emotions, stress and trauma. I focus on what is right with you, help you improve resilience, and provide tools and strategies to help you achieve your goals. You will also learn strategies to help build your confidence, improve communication, set boundaries and manage anxiety and depression. My counseling services are culture and trauma sensitive and based in Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy and Play Therapy (adolescents).
(908) 866-6620 View (908) 866-6620
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Margarita Medina
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Hi! My name is Margarita Yuri Medina, Ph.D. (c), LPC-S. My approach is humanistic. CBT, DBT, ACT, Play Therapy, and Art Therapy are used in all counseling and psychology schools. Focus areas of practice are mood disorders, ADHD, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, anger management, parenting, abuse, and trauma. The age range is from 5 to mature adults. Clients that work with me usually want to see some change in their life or in their children's lives. The conditions that I treat are mood disorders, ADHD, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, anger management, parenting, abuse, and trauma.
Hi! My name is Margarita Yuri Medina, Ph.D. (c), LPC-S. My approach is humanistic. CBT, DBT, ACT, Play Therapy, and Art Therapy are used in all counseling and psychology schools. Focus areas of practice are mood disorders, ADHD, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, anger management, parenting, abuse, and trauma. The age range is from 5 to mature adults. Clients that work with me usually want to see some change in their life or in their children's lives. The conditions that I treat are mood disorders, ADHD, relationship issues, adjustment disorders, anger management, parenting, abuse, and trauma.
(281) 688-6518 View (281) 688-6518
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Ingrid Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, CRC
Verified Verified
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Imagine being able to move past traumas or a difficult childhood toward a healthier and happier you! I have over twenty years experience in the counseling, coaching and recovery fields. I use evidence based techniques as well as my extensive experience and empathic abilities to enhance your growth and healing, Mind, Body and Spirit! I fully believe that you are the expert of your own life and my role is to support you in finding the answers that already exist inside yourself. Start today! The results can be profound. I am licensed in the great states of Texas and Florida!
Imagine being able to move past traumas or a difficult childhood toward a healthier and happier you! I have over twenty years experience in the counseling, coaching and recovery fields. I use evidence based techniques as well as my extensive experience and empathic abilities to enhance your growth and healing, Mind, Body and Spirit! I fully believe that you are the expert of your own life and my role is to support you in finding the answers that already exist inside yourself. Start today! The results can be profound. I am licensed in the great states of Texas and Florida!
(817) 826-9339 View (817) 826-9339
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Blair Danz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
The decision to begin counseling can be difficult and finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. I am a generalist who enjoys working with a wide range of people. I provide a supportive counseling environment where clients can feel safe to explore the challenges in their lives and begin to make the changes to live happier, healthier lives. I strive to meet every client where they are emotionally and to always base our work on respect and collaboration. My goal is to help each client regain a sense of strength, control and satisfaction in his or her life.
The decision to begin counseling can be difficult and finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. I am a generalist who enjoys working with a wide range of people. I provide a supportive counseling environment where clients can feel safe to explore the challenges in their lives and begin to make the changes to live happier, healthier lives. I strive to meet every client where they are emotionally and to always base our work on respect and collaboration. My goal is to help each client regain a sense of strength, control and satisfaction in his or her life.
(817) 756-9659 View (817) 756-9659
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James S. Lowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Are you struggling with depression and anxiety? Are you ready to be free from depression and anxiety? I have experience in treating substance abuse and mood disorders. Evening and weekends sessions are available Are these addictions destroying your marriage and significant relationships? Are you tired of living a secret life and are looking for real relief from the destruction of guilt and shame? If the answer to these questions is yes, I am a compassionate professional who​ would like to work with you to help you gain insight and awareness into your self defeating behaviors that create shame and limit your personal growth.
Are you struggling with depression and anxiety? Are you ready to be free from depression and anxiety? I have experience in treating substance abuse and mood disorders. Evening and weekends sessions are available Are these addictions destroying your marriage and significant relationships? Are you tired of living a secret life and are looking for real relief from the destruction of guilt and shame? If the answer to these questions is yes, I am a compassionate professional who​ would like to work with you to help you gain insight and awareness into your self defeating behaviors that create shame and limit your personal growth.
(817) 984-5466 View (817) 984-5466
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Samantha Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mineral Wells, TX 76068
Currently accepting supervision associates. I desire to work with those individuals who are searching for comfort, peace and healing. As an experienced therapist, I believe that one of the most important things that a counselor can do is to help someone discover and live with hope in their life. Many times this is hard to see in light of circumstances and situations. Helping someone rediscover this hope is at the heart of my work and passion.
Currently accepting supervision associates. I desire to work with those individuals who are searching for comfort, peace and healing. As an experienced therapist, I believe that one of the most important things that a counselor can do is to help someone discover and live with hope in their life. Many times this is hard to see in light of circumstances and situations. Helping someone rediscover this hope is at the heart of my work and passion.
(817) 583-0345 View (817) 583-0345
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Suzanne Rudolph
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Need to talk? Trouble sleeping? Can't seem to relax? Feeling "not good enough?" Sometimes, you might feel overwhelmed and unprepared to meet the goals you have set for yourself, or perhaps you are feeling aimless in pursuing a better life. Maybe you have been told that you are not living up to your potential, or it seems like everyone else "has it together" and you feel lost.
Need to talk? Trouble sleeping? Can't seem to relax? Feeling "not good enough?" Sometimes, you might feel overwhelmed and unprepared to meet the goals you have set for yourself, or perhaps you are feeling aimless in pursuing a better life. Maybe you have been told that you are not living up to your potential, or it seems like everyone else "has it together" and you feel lost.
(682) 267-8402 View (682) 267-8402
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Ed Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Whether you are suffering from depressive thoughts, negative self-talk, crippling anxiety, past abuse or trauma, or problems in your relationship, I would love to help you get to a better place. Even if you are thinking the world would be better off without you, I can help you with hope and healing. While life can be hard, it doesn't have to defeat you. Let me help you win!
Whether you are suffering from depressive thoughts, negative self-talk, crippling anxiety, past abuse or trauma, or problems in your relationship, I would love to help you get to a better place. Even if you are thinking the world would be better off without you, I can help you with hope and healing. While life can be hard, it doesn't have to defeat you. Let me help you win!
(469) 649-7170 View (469) 649-7170
Austin Avenue Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
If you are dealing with a relationship on the brink, have unresolved traumatic issues from your past, need help dealing with life in general, or face addiction obstacles, please call us. Our office offers individual, couple, and family therapy services, as well as therapy for those who suffer from or have loved ones dealing with addiction. College and career counseling for all ages is also offered here to those who need help finding resources, filling out forms, or just guidance in general. Genetic testing for medication is also available.
If you are dealing with a relationship on the brink, have unresolved traumatic issues from your past, need help dealing with life in general, or face addiction obstacles, please call us. Our office offers individual, couple, and family therapy services, as well as therapy for those who suffer from or have loved ones dealing with addiction. College and career counseling for all ages is also offered here to those who need help finding resources, filling out forms, or just guidance in general. Genetic testing for medication is also available.
(682) 463-1372 View (682) 463-1372
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Tonya Tai Pulis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, EMDR-tr
Verified Verified
Mineral Wells, TX 76068
Frustrated? Unseen? Not heard? My goal is to walk alongside you in a safe space of support that everyone can be welcome, seen, heard and valued during your times of hurt and frustration. You deserve to heal. I work to make to help sort out complicated emotions and ultimately chart a course of action that helps bring the therapy relationship to a close. Come as you are & I meet you there. Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Weatherford Texas, but you can also call me a Life-Untangler, Listener, and a Thought Mediator. Tonya Tai Pulis, LPC
Frustrated? Unseen? Not heard? My goal is to walk alongside you in a safe space of support that everyone can be welcome, seen, heard and valued during your times of hurt and frustration. You deserve to heal. I work to make to help sort out complicated emotions and ultimately chart a course of action that helps bring the therapy relationship to a close. Come as you are & I meet you there. Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Weatherford Texas, but you can also call me a Life-Untangler, Listener, and a Thought Mediator. Tonya Tai Pulis, LPC
(682) 207-2522 View (682) 207-2522
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Molly Thornton
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Mineral Wells, TX 76067
Despite our best efforts, sometimes life feels completely overwhelming. Sometimes we get thrown a curve ball and have a hard time knowing how to bounce back. When this happens, it's helpful to have someone who will lean in and listen to our story, someone who can help make sense of the pieces. In fact, therapy is often like putting together a puzzle. We begin by turning over the jumbled puzzle pieces from the box and start examining them. From there we can start putting the pieces together little by little. As a counselor, I help clients create order and meaning out what feels like jumbled, confusing feelings and situations.
Despite our best efforts, sometimes life feels completely overwhelming. Sometimes we get thrown a curve ball and have a hard time knowing how to bounce back. When this happens, it's helpful to have someone who will lean in and listen to our story, someone who can help make sense of the pieces. In fact, therapy is often like putting together a puzzle. We begin by turning over the jumbled puzzle pieces from the box and start examining them. From there we can start putting the pieces together little by little. As a counselor, I help clients create order and meaning out what feels like jumbled, confusing feelings and situations.
(254) 527-9141 View (254) 527-9141
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Heather Scruggs
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mineral Wells, TX 76068
Are you a woman hurting from marital infidelity, including a husband or partner’s pornography usage? Do past hurts have you stuck and you are not able to live the abundant life you desire? This type of betrayal is painful to your heart. Your emotions are up and down from denial, anger, revenge, anxiety or just numb. You may feel as you are unsure how to move forward day to day.
Are you a woman hurting from marital infidelity, including a husband or partner’s pornography usage? Do past hurts have you stuck and you are not able to live the abundant life you desire? This type of betrayal is painful to your heart. Your emotions are up and down from denial, anger, revenge, anxiety or just numb. You may feel as you are unsure how to move forward day to day.
(682) 277-1626 View (682) 277-1626
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Kelly Maney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Mineral Wells, TX 76068
(940) 412-9768 View (940) 412-9768

Online Therapists

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Jennifer Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Plano, TX 75075
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. I am also a Licensed Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. I earned my Masters of Science degree at the University of North Texas, and received advanced training in Play Therapy, Expressive Arts and Filial Therapy. I have more than 18 years of experience working with children and families. I specialize in working with Preschool age children and their parents to address concerns regarding emotional and social development and behavioral issues while enhancing the parent-child relationship. I am also passionate about working with pre-adolescents and adolescents. Counseling in adolescence is beneficial to facilitate healthy coping skills and self-expression. I also specialize in addressing the psycho-therapeutic needs of individuals with eating disorders, women with postpartum depression, and families who have experienced the death of a loved one.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. I am also a Licensed Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. I earned my Masters of Science degree at the University of North Texas, and received advanced training in Play Therapy, Expressive Arts and Filial Therapy. I have more than 18 years of experience working with children and families. I specialize in working with Preschool age children and their parents to address concerns regarding emotional and social development and behavioral issues while enhancing the parent-child relationship. I am also passionate about working with pre-adolescents and adolescents. Counseling in adolescence is beneficial to facilitate healthy coping skills and self-expression. I also specialize in addressing the psycho-therapeutic needs of individuals with eating disorders, women with postpartum depression, and families who have experienced the death of a loved one.
(972) 893-9467 View (972) 893-9467
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Dylan J Gonzales
LPC-Associate, LPC-A, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plano, TX 75024
Have you or your child recently been diagnosed with ADHD? Have you and your partner been struggling with communication? Are you currently struggling with your sense of identity? I look forward to getting to travel this road with you as you create meaning in your life. I strive to create a safe space where you can explore your unique lived experiences and travel through the journey of discovering the self. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages in individual, group, couples, and play therapy. I also enjoy collaborating with parents and caregivers to enhance their relationship with their children and ease parenting struggles.
Have you or your child recently been diagnosed with ADHD? Have you and your partner been struggling with communication? Are you currently struggling with your sense of identity? I look forward to getting to travel this road with you as you create meaning in your life. I strive to create a safe space where you can explore your unique lived experiences and travel through the journey of discovering the self. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages in individual, group, couples, and play therapy. I also enjoy collaborating with parents and caregivers to enhance their relationship with their children and ease parenting struggles.
(940) 765-9029 View (940) 765-9029
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Providence Counseling & Consulting, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC), LCDC-I, NCC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75254  (Online Only)
Hi there! Welcome to my profile and thank you for stopping by! My name is Priye Mukoro. I'm thrilled to connect with you. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), my mission is to empower you to understand, manage, and overcome anxiety and depression. I specialize in providing therapy services for children, adolescent and adults navigating through anxiety, depression, anger, and grief. I have experience working with multicultural clients. It's deeply rewarding to witness my clients experience substantial reductions in symptoms and enhancements in their quality of life, testament to the effectiveness of our collaborative efforts.
Hi there! Welcome to my profile and thank you for stopping by! My name is Priye Mukoro. I'm thrilled to connect with you. As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), my mission is to empower you to understand, manage, and overcome anxiety and depression. I specialize in providing therapy services for children, adolescent and adults navigating through anxiety, depression, anger, and grief. I have experience working with multicultural clients. It's deeply rewarding to witness my clients experience substantial reductions in symptoms and enhancements in their quality of life, testament to the effectiveness of our collaborative efforts.
(281) 957-1307 View (281) 957-1307
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Building Harmony Counseling Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75033
At Building Harmony Counseling Services, we have multiple therapists on staff and each of us loves what we do! We work with clients who have a wide variety of mental health struggles, ranging from children, to teens, to adults. Please visit our website and make sure to read the details of the therapists bio to determine who would be the best fit for your needs. www.buildingharmonycounseling.com
At Building Harmony Counseling Services, we have multiple therapists on staff and each of us loves what we do! We work with clients who have a wide variety of mental health struggles, ranging from children, to teens, to adults. Please visit our website and make sure to read the details of the therapists bio to determine who would be the best fit for your needs. www.buildingharmonycounseling.com
(469) 904-0203 View (469) 904-0203
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Holding Hope DFW
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Richardson, TX 75080
My competent and casual therapy approach is a reflection of my personality, education, and experience. I feel that I have a unique skill set to help my clients in a skilled & trauma-informed way. Sometimes life's hardships require additional support. Struggles like anxiety, depression, trauma, as well as major life/role changes like motherhood can leave us feeling hopeless and confused. My role is to come alongside women of all ages in order to provide a safe place for hope, healing, and restoration to take root so that you can thrive.
My competent and casual therapy approach is a reflection of my personality, education, and experience. I feel that I have a unique skill set to help my clients in a skilled & trauma-informed way. Sometimes life's hardships require additional support. Struggles like anxiety, depression, trauma, as well as major life/role changes like motherhood can leave us feeling hopeless and confused. My role is to come alongside women of all ages in order to provide a safe place for hope, healing, and restoration to take root so that you can thrive.
(214) 214-4689 View (214) 214-4689
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Leanne Leonard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75229  (Online Only)
Most people that enter therapy are stuck...whether it's in relationship conflicts, depressive cycles or life ruts. What helps to get 'unstuck' is a different view and new interactions. I believe all people and situations can change if you want them too. I work well with motivated and dedicated people and help you to find new solutions to your daily problems and conflicts. I am a very interactive, directive, and coaching based therapist who believes that without the skills necessary, the problems interactions will remain the same.
Most people that enter therapy are stuck...whether it's in relationship conflicts, depressive cycles or life ruts. What helps to get 'unstuck' is a different view and new interactions. I believe all people and situations can change if you want them too. I work well with motivated and dedicated people and help you to find new solutions to your daily problems and conflicts. I am a very interactive, directive, and coaching based therapist who believes that without the skills necessary, the problems interactions will remain the same.
(469) 336-3566 View (469) 336-3566

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Mineral Wells, TX

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Mineral Wells, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Grief
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
50% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Mineral Wells, TX see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mineral Wells?

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.