Therapists in Navasota, TX

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Keystone Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Navasota, TX 77868
When experiencing life's challenges, we often find ourselves feeling misunderstood and rejected rather than accepted and validated. Our experiences often stand in our way to emotional well-being. My own experience in therapy was a catalyst for launching my career. For me, being a therapist is a lifestyle. I understand that being human is riddled with imperfections. I will help you realize that you are not alone, guide, and encourage you to give yourself grace as you learn to manage these struggles. I use an interpersonal and emotionally focused approach to provide person-centered counseling.
When experiencing life's challenges, we often find ourselves feeling misunderstood and rejected rather than accepted and validated. Our experiences often stand in our way to emotional well-being. My own experience in therapy was a catalyst for launching my career. For me, being a therapist is a lifestyle. I understand that being human is riddled with imperfections. I will help you realize that you are not alone, guide, and encourage you to give yourself grace as you learn to manage these struggles. I use an interpersonal and emotionally focused approach to provide person-centered counseling.
(936) 226-2960 View (936) 226-2960
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Shawn Mays
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Navasota, TX 77868
Do you ever feel like your life is shaken up or turned around? In the puzzle of life you are in control. You have the ability to change and fit the pieces where they need to be. You determine who you let add pieces to your puzzle. It's never too late to rebuild the puzzle and seek out someone to work with you to create your masterpiece. I look forward to helping you put your pieces back together!
Do you ever feel like your life is shaken up or turned around? In the puzzle of life you are in control. You have the ability to change and fit the pieces where they need to be. You determine who you let add pieces to your puzzle. It's never too late to rebuild the puzzle and seek out someone to work with you to create your masterpiece. I look forward to helping you put your pieces back together!
(979) 701-2418 View (979) 701-2418
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Sandra Olshak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Navasota, TX 77868
Not accepting new clients
Taking the first step toward change is hard and requires courage. In reading this, you have already taken the first step. My role in the therapeutic process is to walk along side my clients, providing support and instilling hope that change is possible. I focus on the development of a solid therapeutic relationship. Within the context of that relationship, I see therapy as a conversation. My job is to ask the right questions, assist clients to formulate their own goals for the process and to explore their own unique motivation for change.
Taking the first step toward change is hard and requires courage. In reading this, you have already taken the first step. My role in the therapeutic process is to walk along side my clients, providing support and instilling hope that change is possible. I focus on the development of a solid therapeutic relationship. Within the context of that relationship, I see therapy as a conversation. My job is to ask the right questions, assist clients to formulate their own goals for the process and to explore their own unique motivation for change.
(979) 212-8685 View (979) 212-8685
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Cameron House
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC-S, LCDC-i
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Navasota, TX 77868
My approach when meeting and treating new clients is simple: you are not alone. We will start there. I work with individuals, couples, and families that find themselves struggling with relationships, anger, depression, hopelessness, addictions of all sort, anxiety and everything in between. I want to walk alongside my clients to help them find their true selves and find meaning in whatever they do and whoever they intend to be. I use person-centered, cognitive-behavioral techniques, alongside skills building and mindfulness.
My approach when meeting and treating new clients is simple: you are not alone. We will start there. I work with individuals, couples, and families that find themselves struggling with relationships, anger, depression, hopelessness, addictions of all sort, anxiety and everything in between. I want to walk alongside my clients to help them find their true selves and find meaning in whatever they do and whoever they intend to be. I use person-centered, cognitive-behavioral techniques, alongside skills building and mindfulness.
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Abbie Satterfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Navasota, TX 77868
My approach to counseling is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy incorporating aspects of interpersonal, relational, insight oriented and solution focused therapies. I work in partnership with a client to achieve the desired goals from counseling. I incorporate mindfulness and positive psychology in my work. I tend to give clients something between sessions that will keep progress moving and help them have ownership of their change process. Additionally, I am trained in Lifespan Integration, Level III, which is a gentle method to help resolve symptoms related to trauma, recent or past.
My approach to counseling is rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy incorporating aspects of interpersonal, relational, insight oriented and solution focused therapies. I work in partnership with a client to achieve the desired goals from counseling. I incorporate mindfulness and positive psychology in my work. I tend to give clients something between sessions that will keep progress moving and help them have ownership of their change process. Additionally, I am trained in Lifespan Integration, Level III, which is a gentle method to help resolve symptoms related to trauma, recent or past.
(979) 310-4623 View (979) 310-4623
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Chayah Ministries, Inc
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Navasota, TX 77868
Chayah therapists strive to help each client find their path to healing through acknowledging, respecting, embracing, and creating space for you to come to understand yourself and those in your immediate support system. Each treatment plan is unique to the client and sessions are developed based on individual needs and circumstances. We specialize in helping people affected by trauma, including Veterans and their families and victims of human trafficking.
Chayah therapists strive to help each client find their path to healing through acknowledging, respecting, embracing, and creating space for you to come to understand yourself and those in your immediate support system. Each treatment plan is unique to the client and sessions are developed based on individual needs and circumstances. We specialize in helping people affected by trauma, including Veterans and their families and victims of human trafficking.
(936) 937-2966 View (936) 937-2966
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Drew Morrison
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Navasota, TX 77868
It takes a lot of courage to decide to look for help. It shouldn’t have to feel even riskier finding a therapist who you are comfortable with. I want you to feel like we are a good fit because therapy is like a long hike; sometimes there are steep inclines, sometimes there are beautiful views, but you definitely don’t want to hike with someone you’re not meshing with. Because this is so important, I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation, where you can come, meet me and get an idea of how I would approach working with you to find a way through what you are struggling with.
It takes a lot of courage to decide to look for help. It shouldn’t have to feel even riskier finding a therapist who you are comfortable with. I want you to feel like we are a good fit because therapy is like a long hike; sometimes there are steep inclines, sometimes there are beautiful views, but you definitely don’t want to hike with someone you’re not meshing with. Because this is so important, I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation, where you can come, meet me and get an idea of how I would approach working with you to find a way through what you are struggling with.
(800) 689-0250 x11 View (800) 689-0250 x11
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Tiffany Hammond
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Navasota, TX 77868
Sometimes we face difficult decisions, obstacles, tragedies, and relational issues that seem insurmountable despite our attempts to make a resolution or create lasting change. By deciding to seek help and take a fresh look at issues through a systemic therapeutic lens, together, we can create a safe and fresh perspective that supports working individually and relationally to develop new skills and solutions that typically result in lasting change and resolution.
Sometimes we face difficult decisions, obstacles, tragedies, and relational issues that seem insurmountable despite our attempts to make a resolution or create lasting change. By deciding to seek help and take a fresh look at issues through a systemic therapeutic lens, together, we can create a safe and fresh perspective that supports working individually and relationally to develop new skills and solutions that typically result in lasting change and resolution.
(936) 255-2878 View (936) 255-2878
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Dawn Ament
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-A
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Navasota, TX 77868
Waitlist for new clients
Do you struggle with anxiety, phobias, or obsessive thoughts that make you spiral or have panic attacks? Does past trauma, abuse, or neglect affect your relationships, your work, or your ability to function or move forward? Are you a first responder or veteran living with trauma or distressing events? Do you need to to create boundaries for people in your life? Knowing that our life experiences and the circumstances in which we grew up in or work in can manifest into negative beliefs that lead to anxiety, addiction, low self-esteem, and more is the first step in healing.
Do you struggle with anxiety, phobias, or obsessive thoughts that make you spiral or have panic attacks? Does past trauma, abuse, or neglect affect your relationships, your work, or your ability to function or move forward? Are you a first responder or veteran living with trauma or distressing events? Do you need to to create boundaries for people in your life? Knowing that our life experiences and the circumstances in which we grew up in or work in can manifest into negative beliefs that lead to anxiety, addiction, low self-esteem, and more is the first step in healing.
(979) 612-2937 View (979) 612-2937
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Tyler Baker-Wilkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Navasota, TX 77868
Relating to people in an authentic, psychological way is my favorite pastime, and lucky for me it’s also my job! I’m an eclectic therapist who is committed to delivering the best ‘You’ based therapy we can develop together, utilizing our strengths, as well as theories and techniques along the way that support the changes you desire. I work from an LGBTQ+ Affirmative lens which helps all clients to strengthen and affirm their true Self. I embrace a person-centered and solutions focused philosophy, and rely on concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy, depth psychology, sociology, self-compassion and resiliency work.
Relating to people in an authentic, psychological way is my favorite pastime, and lucky for me it’s also my job! I’m an eclectic therapist who is committed to delivering the best ‘You’ based therapy we can develop together, utilizing our strengths, as well as theories and techniques along the way that support the changes you desire. I work from an LGBTQ+ Affirmative lens which helps all clients to strengthen and affirm their true Self. I embrace a person-centered and solutions focused philosophy, and rely on concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy, depth psychology, sociology, self-compassion and resiliency work.
(979) 271-6787 View (979) 271-6787
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Elizabeth Boggess
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
Navasota, TX 77868
Generally, I work with people who feel stuck; they have a desire for change in their life but don’t know how. They may feel undeserving of change or invalidated by people close to them. Others may feel unsupported in their endeavors or may be struggling to cope with transitions or difficult events. My approach to therapy includes collaboratively working with you to develop goals and interventions for change. In this approach, we will explore your thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior.
Generally, I work with people who feel stuck; they have a desire for change in their life but don’t know how. They may feel undeserving of change or invalidated by people close to them. Others may feel unsupported in their endeavors or may be struggling to cope with transitions or difficult events. My approach to therapy includes collaboratively working with you to develop goals and interventions for change. In this approach, we will explore your thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior.
(713) 497-1350 View (713) 497-1350
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Dr. Jennifer L. Rockett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Navasota, TX 77868
Greetings! I am a licensed psychologist trained in both clinical and forensic psychology. I provide services in Bryan/College Station, Texas and in New Mexico. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University in 2009 after completing a pre-doctoral internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. I completed a post-doctoral clinical fellowship at Scott & White Clinic in College Station. My goal in working with my psychotherapy and assessment clients is to provide opportunities for resiliency and emotional growth.
Greetings! I am a licensed psychologist trained in both clinical and forensic psychology. I provide services in Bryan/College Station, Texas and in New Mexico. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University in 2009 after completing a pre-doctoral internship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. I completed a post-doctoral clinical fellowship at Scott & White Clinic in College Station. My goal in working with my psychotherapy and assessment clients is to provide opportunities for resiliency and emotional growth.
(979) 256-2633 View (979) 256-2633
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Kimberly Shearer Supervised By Dr. Candice Ashley Phd Med Lpc-S
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
Navasota, TX 77868
My counseling approach will provide you with methods to solve problems utilizing your own strengths. I believe each client has the ability to create the changes they wish and to meet the goals in which they set forth and my goal as a professional counselor is to be a facilitator of such. I will strive to create sessions that are warm, open, authentic, and are non-judgmental partnerships. Each client will have unique and tailored to them services.
My counseling approach will provide you with methods to solve problems utilizing your own strengths. I believe each client has the ability to create the changes they wish and to meet the goals in which they set forth and my goal as a professional counselor is to be a facilitator of such. I will strive to create sessions that are warm, open, authentic, and are non-judgmental partnerships. Each client will have unique and tailored to them services.
(979) 366-0065 View (979) 366-0065

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David R. Wells
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAMFC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Anderson, TX 77830
Quoting David Mathis, "Poor listening diminishes another person, while good listening invites them to exist and matter. Positively, then, good listening requires concentration and means we're in with both ears, and that we hear the other person out till they're done speaking. Rarely will the speaker begin with what's most important, and deepest. We need to hear the whole train of thought, all the way to the caboose, before starting across the tracks." Who then should set up an appointment? Ideal clients are males, couples or families seeking life transformation, relationship growth or reconciliation or spiritual formation for life's journey.
Quoting David Mathis, "Poor listening diminishes another person, while good listening invites them to exist and matter. Positively, then, good listening requires concentration and means we're in with both ears, and that we hear the other person out till they're done speaking. Rarely will the speaker begin with what's most important, and deepest. We need to hear the whole train of thought, all the way to the caboose, before starting across the tracks." Who then should set up an appointment? Ideal clients are males, couples or families seeking life transformation, relationship growth or reconciliation or spiritual formation for life's journey.
(979) 272-6633 View (979) 272-6633

Online Therapists

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Delee D'Arcy Coaching, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Marque, TX 77568  (Online Only)
Let’s say ‘thank you’ to that last angry outburst! Sounds ridiculous? Well, it WAS that last thing that finally flipped your switch. And a'googling you did go to find something to manage your anger, once and for all. Which lead you to me, the Men's Communication & Relationship Expert! I’ve helped 100's of men communicate well with the people who matter most...all starting with anger! I fight the common myth that anger is bad and 'not angry' is good. You know it takes enormous energy to 'control' it because you've tried so hard! AND if THAT effort HAD worked, you wouldn't be here now.
Let’s say ‘thank you’ to that last angry outburst! Sounds ridiculous? Well, it WAS that last thing that finally flipped your switch. And a'googling you did go to find something to manage your anger, once and for all. Which lead you to me, the Men's Communication & Relationship Expert! I’ve helped 100's of men communicate well with the people who matter most...all starting with anger! I fight the common myth that anger is bad and 'not angry' is good. You know it takes enormous energy to 'control' it because you've tried so hard! AND if THAT effort HAD worked, you wouldn't be here now.
(281) 503-5207 View (281) 503-5207
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Paul Joseph Iarussi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hutto, TX 78634
I serve individual adults and couples in three areas; the beginning, middle and ending stage of marriage/relationships. I counsel client's suffering from an affair or betrayal as well as couples seeking a premarital course requirement. At every stage my client's health, well-being and overall quality of life is always affected by the relationship. Whether seeking relief from emotional pain or affirmation of a healthy relationship, my counseling can provide assistance. I have over 40 years of professional work and life experiences and education.
I serve individual adults and couples in three areas; the beginning, middle and ending stage of marriage/relationships. I counsel client's suffering from an affair or betrayal as well as couples seeking a premarital course requirement. At every stage my client's health, well-being and overall quality of life is always affected by the relationship. Whether seeking relief from emotional pain or affirmation of a healthy relationship, my counseling can provide assistance. I have over 40 years of professional work and life experiences and education.
(512) 795-4088 View (512) 795-4088
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Ashley Y Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CSC
Verified Verified
Conroe, TX 77301  (Online Only)
Life brings us many challenges, and often times we feel depressed, angry, bitter, confused or even anxious. The beauty of life is that it gives an opportunity to review, reflect and reform our own stories so we can keep pushing through our adversities. No matter what age, race, creed or status, healing comes from the support of someone being able to help you take the very first step to recovery. When we are able to take very first step towards our healing, we find peace, joy, and forgiveness again.
Life brings us many challenges, and often times we feel depressed, angry, bitter, confused or even anxious. The beauty of life is that it gives an opportunity to review, reflect and reform our own stories so we can keep pushing through our adversities. No matter what age, race, creed or status, healing comes from the support of someone being able to help you take the very first step to recovery. When we are able to take very first step towards our healing, we find peace, joy, and forgiveness again.
(936) 237-3233 View (936) 237-3233
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Tina L Bollman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Round Rock, TX 78664  (Online Only)
New patient openings. Evening appointments available. 100% teletherapy. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or psychosis? Are you immune compromised, have a chronic condition or body dysmorphia? Have you had loss in your life? The foundation of therapy is an open and honest relationship. I provide a judgment free environment. We will work together at your pace. Everyone is capable of change. Treatment is integrative and tailored for your individual needs. Let's navigate your therapy journey together.
New patient openings. Evening appointments available. 100% teletherapy. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or psychosis? Are you immune compromised, have a chronic condition or body dysmorphia? Have you had loss in your life? The foundation of therapy is an open and honest relationship. I provide a judgment free environment. We will work together at your pace. Everyone is capable of change. Treatment is integrative and tailored for your individual needs. Let's navigate your therapy journey together.
(254) 232-5634 View (254) 232-5634
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Celeste Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, RPT
Verified Verified
Conroe, TX 77302
I've been honored to be a therapist for 18 years. My passion and focus lie in working alongside children, teens, and young adult women. I'm a registered play therapist (RPT) and provide canine-assisted interventions for children and teens.
I've been honored to be a therapist for 18 years. My passion and focus lie in working alongside children, teens, and young adult women. I'm a registered play therapist (RPT) and provide canine-assisted interventions for children and teens.
(936) 209-5266 View (936) 209-5266
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Catherine Capetillo
LPC-Associate, MA
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77008
Do you feel stuck when everyone else seems to have it together? Are you struggling to find purpose, but are unsure of what that looks like? Does your grief feel overwhelming and unmanageable? Comparing how we "should" be dealing with life can leave us feeling inadequate, confused, or anxious. You don't have to face these challenges alone. I want to help empower you to navigate your life at your own pace while meeting your own expectations and goals. Change can often begin once you feel understood, and I am here to listen and support you as we explore what may be keeping you from healing or feeling joy.
Do you feel stuck when everyone else seems to have it together? Are you struggling to find purpose, but are unsure of what that looks like? Does your grief feel overwhelming and unmanageable? Comparing how we "should" be dealing with life can leave us feeling inadequate, confused, or anxious. You don't have to face these challenges alone. I want to help empower you to navigate your life at your own pace while meeting your own expectations and goals. Change can often begin once you feel understood, and I am here to listen and support you as we explore what may be keeping you from healing or feeling joy.
(346) 570-0614 View (346) 570-0614

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Navasota, TX

10+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Navasota, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
92% Depression
92% Self Esteem
92% Stress
85% Grief

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
86% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Navasota, TX see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Navasota?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.