Therapists in Portland, TX

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Christine Thomas Cossio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, TX 78374
My primary focus is working with women in life transitions - my hope is to help you find your joy again. As women, we experience a range of emotions from our choices, relationships, and unexpected events. This can cause us to feel unloved, unheard and unseen. I give you space to process what is important to you, give light to who you want to become and help to find solutions that work for you,
My primary focus is working with women in life transitions - my hope is to help you find your joy again. As women, we experience a range of emotions from our choices, relationships, and unexpected events. This can cause us to feel unloved, unheard and unseen. I give you space to process what is important to you, give light to who you want to become and help to find solutions that work for you,
(361) 264-7992 View (361) 264-7992
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Carla Hileman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, TX 78374
Much of my work involves helping my clients identify what is going well for them, and learning ways to include more of those positives into their lives. This naturally helps reduce the sting of the negatives life throws at us. I help clients identify their own strengths and develop coping skills for use during difficult times. I have experience in helping clients work through past and recent traumas of all types. I’m a fully certified EMDR practitioner, which is a type of therapy that reprocesses trauma in such a way that clients end up feeling empowered by the same experiences that once debased them.
Much of my work involves helping my clients identify what is going well for them, and learning ways to include more of those positives into their lives. This naturally helps reduce the sting of the negatives life throws at us. I help clients identify their own strengths and develop coping skills for use during difficult times. I have experience in helping clients work through past and recent traumas of all types. I’m a fully certified EMDR practitioner, which is a type of therapy that reprocesses trauma in such a way that clients end up feeling empowered by the same experiences that once debased them.
(361) 203-8440 View (361) 203-8440
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Jessica Rombs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, TX 78374  (Online Only)
Hello! I am Jessica Rombs, licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I have over 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in various aspects of their lives. I have experience in both medical social work and school social work, in which I work closely with individuals struggling with a variety of mental health and life challenges. I value empathy and strive to improve the lives of my clients by helping to reduce daily struggles through the development of coping skills and support to help manage everyday demands.
Hello! I am Jessica Rombs, licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I have over 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in various aspects of their lives. I have experience in both medical social work and school social work, in which I work closely with individuals struggling with a variety of mental health and life challenges. I value empathy and strive to improve the lives of my clients by helping to reduce daily struggles through the development of coping skills and support to help manage everyday demands.
(361) 306-9347 View (361) 306-9347
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Richard Reitmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, TX 78374
I believe that every individual, marriage, and family has their own story that comes with unique challenges and difficulties. These difficulties can lead to frustration and unwanted stress in life that can be difficult to navigate alone. I actively work to help you create the space to work through life’s difficulties and to build lasting and meaningful relationships in life. I have experience working in hospital and clinical settings alongside individuals with mood and personality disorders, suicidal ideation, marriage/couples, and other struggles "big" or "small" with every age individuals.
I believe that every individual, marriage, and family has their own story that comes with unique challenges and difficulties. These difficulties can lead to frustration and unwanted stress in life that can be difficult to navigate alone. I actively work to help you create the space to work through life’s difficulties and to build lasting and meaningful relationships in life. I have experience working in hospital and clinical settings alongside individuals with mood and personality disorders, suicidal ideation, marriage/couples, and other struggles "big" or "small" with every age individuals.
(361) 203-4469 View (361) 203-4469
Gulf Coast Psychology, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, LSSP
Verified Verified
Portland, TX 78374
Our goal is to provide mental health care to individuals, families, and organizations in surrounding communities. Our services include: Individual Psychotherapy for all ages, Play Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Anger Management Training, Social Skills Training, Psychological Evaluations, Evaluations for Learning Disabilities, Evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Evaluations for ADHD, and Parent Training. We accept various insurances. Please contact us for more information.
Our goal is to provide mental health care to individuals, families, and organizations in surrounding communities. Our services include: Individual Psychotherapy for all ages, Play Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Anger Management Training, Social Skills Training, Psychological Evaluations, Evaluations for Learning Disabilities, Evaluations for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Evaluations for ADHD, and Parent Training. We accept various insurances. Please contact us for more information.
(361) 693-5734 View (361) 693-5734
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Chelsea Price
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, TX 78374
Hello! My name is Chelsea Price, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in Texas. I specialize in developing relationships with clients battling stress, anxiety, issues in relationships, career trouble, and trouble with identity. I frequently work with high school and college students to address stress, anxiety, and life changes. I am an experienced career counselor with familiarity with current standards for career success for entry-level and experienced professionals.
Hello! My name is Chelsea Price, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in Texas. I specialize in developing relationships with clients battling stress, anxiety, issues in relationships, career trouble, and trouble with identity. I frequently work with high school and college students to address stress, anxiety, and life changes. I am an experienced career counselor with familiarity with current standards for career success for entry-level and experienced professionals.
(832) 637-6604 View (832) 637-6604
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ASJ Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC's, LCDC
Verified Verified
Portland, TX 78374
Here at ASJ Counseling we offer a variety of therapeutic interventions. ASJ has several different therapists, both male and female that are well qualified to assist you with your individual or family issues. ASJ offers therapies that address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, relationship, and substance abuse issues. These include but not limited to depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, trauma, anger, grief, ADHD, relationship dysfunction, and substance abuse issues.
Here at ASJ Counseling we offer a variety of therapeutic interventions. ASJ has several different therapists, both male and female that are well qualified to assist you with your individual or family issues. ASJ offers therapies that address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, relationship, and substance abuse issues. These include but not limited to depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, trauma, anger, grief, ADHD, relationship dysfunction, and substance abuse issues.
(361) 201-1118 View (361) 201-1118
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Alissa Sladek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, TX 78374  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Alissa and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in the mental health field since 2012. I work with adults 18 and over on many different mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, BPD, Bipolar, Adjustment Disorder, relationship issues, work issues, and family stress, among other things. I use CBT, DBT, and Strength-based approaches to help individuals achieve the life they want and enjoy using different approaches with therapy as I know everyone is an individual and has individual needs.
Welcome! My name is Alissa and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in the mental health field since 2012. I work with adults 18 and over on many different mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, BPD, Bipolar, Adjustment Disorder, relationship issues, work issues, and family stress, among other things. I use CBT, DBT, and Strength-based approaches to help individuals achieve the life they want and enjoy using different approaches with therapy as I know everyone is an individual and has individual needs.
(346) 483-8778 View (346) 483-8778
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Thomas Graf
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, TX 78374
You have reached my private office where I see children ages 2 and up and adults. If you or your child has signs of Autism, learning problems, ADHD, anxiety, depression give me a call. Or if your child functions differently and you just don't know how to help her or him, contact me for a consultation. I have helped children and their families, teachers and doctors in Corpus Christi for the last 21 years. I continue to provide services at Driscoll Children's Hospital at the Developmental Clinic where I have been since 2001. Please review my website at https://thomas-graf.clientsecure.me for additional information.
You have reached my private office where I see children ages 2 and up and adults. If you or your child has signs of Autism, learning problems, ADHD, anxiety, depression give me a call. Or if your child functions differently and you just don't know how to help her or him, contact me for a consultation. I have helped children and their families, teachers and doctors in Corpus Christi for the last 21 years. I continue to provide services at Driscoll Children's Hospital at the Developmental Clinic where I have been since 2001. Please review my website at https://thomas-graf.clientsecure.me for additional information.
(361) 867-2048 View (361) 867-2048
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Micaela Benavidez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, TX 78374
Not accepting new clients
It can be overwhelming to choose a therapist. You want to make sure you choose the right person to help you, but you may not be sure where to start. I want help make that first step to managing this difficult time in your life as easy as possible for you. My goal is to promote a positive well-being and manage any problems you might be experiencing. I provide a variety of mental health services to better serve you.
It can be overwhelming to choose a therapist. You want to make sure you choose the right person to help you, but you may not be sure where to start. I want help make that first step to managing this difficult time in your life as easy as possible for you. My goal is to promote a positive well-being and manage any problems you might be experiencing. I provide a variety of mental health services to better serve you.
(361) 704-3015 View (361) 704-3015
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Yvette Martinez, M.S LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, TX 78374  (Online Only)
My name is Yvette Martinez, a dedicated therapist specializing in play therapy services tailored for children, adolescents and young adults. My expertise in this field was honed through an enriching two-year internship under the guidance of a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). As a practitioner, I offer comprehensive parenting support, engaging with you periodically to explore your child's play, address your concerns, and discuss any questions you may have regarding your child's developmental progress. Please note that, currently, I do not have after-school appointments and am not conducting face-to-face sessions at this time.
My name is Yvette Martinez, a dedicated therapist specializing in play therapy services tailored for children, adolescents and young adults. My expertise in this field was honed through an enriching two-year internship under the guidance of a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). As a practitioner, I offer comprehensive parenting support, engaging with you periodically to explore your child's play, address your concerns, and discuss any questions you may have regarding your child's developmental progress. Please note that, currently, I do not have after-school appointments and am not conducting face-to-face sessions at this time.
(361) 528-6246 View (361) 528-6246
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Cathy Armstrong Gentle Spirit Addiction and Trauma
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS,LPCS, RN, Rev, CIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, TX 78374
Hi! I’m Cathy Armstrong and offer a holistic multifaceted approach to inner healing, getting to the root cause of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and trauma. I address issues of spirituality and have both secular and nonsecular education and training. I have a non- related too counseling PhD in religious studies as an inner faith minister. I have studied spiritual mysticism and metaphysical practices in Christian, Catholic, and non-Christian religions. I am very open-minded when it comes to faith and spiritual care and I am here to accompany you on your individual path to healing, change and transformation.
Hi! I’m Cathy Armstrong and offer a holistic multifaceted approach to inner healing, getting to the root cause of addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and trauma. I address issues of spirituality and have both secular and nonsecular education and training. I have a non- related too counseling PhD in religious studies as an inner faith minister. I have studied spiritual mysticism and metaphysical practices in Christian, Catholic, and non-Christian religions. I am very open-minded when it comes to faith and spiritual care and I am here to accompany you on your individual path to healing, change and transformation.
(361) 541-4564 View (361) 541-4564
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Cynthia Faulkner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, TX 78374  (Online Only)
I approach the helping relationship with respect, patience, acceptance and collaboration. My practice is client-centered, focusing on your immediate needs and problem-solving different ways to approach roadblocks that prevent you from achieving the quality of life that you deserve. You and I will work together towards solutions that may include learning new and better ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. My goal is to help you identify and reach your goals.
I approach the helping relationship with respect, patience, acceptance and collaboration. My practice is client-centered, focusing on your immediate needs and problem-solving different ways to approach roadblocks that prevent you from achieving the quality of life that you deserve. You and I will work together towards solutions that may include learning new and better ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. My goal is to help you identify and reach your goals.
(361) 603-3193 View (361) 603-3193
Jaime Tuggle
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, TX 78374
Sometimes life offers you challenges that appear to be over-whelming. You have life changes that affect everything you knew to be right or comfortable. Situations that you felt in control of have become unmanageable. It could be you have lost sight of what you wanted in a relationship or a career or finding tools to be an effective, caring member of your family and friend network. Taking that first step in finding answers may seem impossible. My experience and expertise covers a wide range of issues. I would welcome the opportunity to help you and your loved ones regain the balance of a happy, healthy life with a solid and manageable treatment plan.
Sometimes life offers you challenges that appear to be over-whelming. You have life changes that affect everything you knew to be right or comfortable. Situations that you felt in control of have become unmanageable. It could be you have lost sight of what you wanted in a relationship or a career or finding tools to be an effective, caring member of your family and friend network. Taking that first step in finding answers may seem impossible. My experience and expertise covers a wide range of issues. I would welcome the opportunity to help you and your loved ones regain the balance of a happy, healthy life with a solid and manageable treatment plan.
(361) 238-0953 View (361) 238-0953
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Psychotherapist Caroline Z Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Portland, TX 78374  (Online Only)
Healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires transparency without judgment. Let's work together to clarify treatment for anxiety and depression as this is a collaborative process. Rather than implementing one methodology for all individuals and challenges, I draw from various methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and challenge. As a clinician, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct; combining experience, education, creativity, and a realistic approach to therapy.
Healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires transparency without judgment. Let's work together to clarify treatment for anxiety and depression as this is a collaborative process. Rather than implementing one methodology for all individuals and challenges, I draw from various methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and challenge. As a clinician, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct; combining experience, education, creativity, and a realistic approach to therapy.
(346) 476-4551 View (346) 476-4551
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Jason Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, TX 78374
Waitlist for new clients
Life's journey presents us with a variety of opportunities and obstacles. Often times, our lives can feel overwhelming or confusing. Sometimes we might feel stuck or lost. I want to hear your story and understand your experience. Through therapy, I seek to help you understand yourself and others around you better. I will help you explore the way you see the world, your relationships, your "wiring", etc. I work well with a variety of concerns including marital issues, ADHD (kids and adults), depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. I work best with clients who seek to deepen their understanding of themselves and others.
Life's journey presents us with a variety of opportunities and obstacles. Often times, our lives can feel overwhelming or confusing. Sometimes we might feel stuck or lost. I want to hear your story and understand your experience. Through therapy, I seek to help you understand yourself and others around you better. I will help you explore the way you see the world, your relationships, your "wiring", etc. I work well with a variety of concerns including marital issues, ADHD (kids and adults), depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. I work best with clients who seek to deepen their understanding of themselves and others.
(361) 304-6930 View (361) 304-6930
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Julia LeClair
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, TX 78374  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
There are many times in our life when we do not feel or think we are cared about or understood. It can be disheartening as it feeds into our negative self-talk and impacts multiple relationships. It isn't necessarily the "fitting in" part that gets to us...it's the "who is going to accept me for me, with all of my emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and lifestyle choices?" Whether it's the people we love, the career path we chose, the trauma we have encountered, or who we have become, we are all just trying to improve our situation while still respecting who we are as individuals.
There are many times in our life when we do not feel or think we are cared about or understood. It can be disheartening as it feeds into our negative self-talk and impacts multiple relationships. It isn't necessarily the "fitting in" part that gets to us...it's the "who is going to accept me for me, with all of my emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and lifestyle choices?" Whether it's the people we love, the career path we chose, the trauma we have encountered, or who we have become, we are all just trying to improve our situation while still respecting who we are as individuals.
(361) 264-4489 View (361) 264-4489
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Kimberly Cornett, LPC, LCDC, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, LCDC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, TX 78374  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do issues with anxiety, addiction, anger, depression, or other concerns keep you from moving forward with your goals? I will provide a safe space and support your work through the issues that have controlled you, and find meaning in the important areas of your life. Our sessions will focus on your journey toward self-discovery, healing, and growth as we collaborate to meet your therapeutic needs.
Do issues with anxiety, addiction, anger, depression, or other concerns keep you from moving forward with your goals? I will provide a safe space and support your work through the issues that have controlled you, and find meaning in the important areas of your life. Our sessions will focus on your journey toward self-discovery, healing, and growth as we collaborate to meet your therapeutic needs.
(361) 273-1711 View (361) 273-1711
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Dr. Lilo M Burda
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, TX 78374
Waitlist for new clients
We are more than the sum of our parts. We are complex and beautiful. We seek to feel alive, feel loved. To achieve long lasting change and well-being it is essential to address an ailment/symptom at its roots and consider the full mind, body, and spirit connection, our environment, and the whole system in which we aim to function. Using treatment to address a symptom might not address the issues that causes the symptom. Holistic Counseling looks at the whole picture, not just the color that is peeling off the picture's corner. I truly believe each person has the capacity, strength, and ability to flourish and achieve their goals.
We are more than the sum of our parts. We are complex and beautiful. We seek to feel alive, feel loved. To achieve long lasting change and well-being it is essential to address an ailment/symptom at its roots and consider the full mind, body, and spirit connection, our environment, and the whole system in which we aim to function. Using treatment to address a symptom might not address the issues that causes the symptom. Holistic Counseling looks at the whole picture, not just the color that is peeling off the picture's corner. I truly believe each person has the capacity, strength, and ability to flourish and achieve their goals.
(361) 420-3351 View (361) 420-3351
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Gena Selby
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Portland, TX 78374
I have 18+ years of experience as a licensed professional counselor. I work with adolescent and adult individuals and couples. Whether you are experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression, relationships - both personal and professional, or you are simply curious to see if speaking with a therapist might help you feel like yourself again, I'm here to help.
I have 18+ years of experience as a licensed professional counselor. I work with adolescent and adult individuals and couples. Whether you are experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression, relationships - both personal and professional, or you are simply curious to see if speaking with a therapist might help you feel like yourself again, I'm here to help.
(361) 470-3038 View (361) 470-3038
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Number of Therapists in Portland, TX

20+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in Portland, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
96% Depression
91% Self Esteem
87% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
65% Grief
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Portland, TX see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
18% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Portland?

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.