Therapists in Saginaw, TX

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Lindsey Porter
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saginaw, TX 76179  (Online Only)
When we are confronted with challenges and life changes, it is common to feel alone in facing them. My goal is to provide clients with a safe environment to process life’s challenges where they feel seen, understood, and valued. I believe that every person has within themselves the potential to transform their lives in meaningful ways, and I want to help clients identify and utilize coping skills that will empower them to make necessary changes.
When we are confronted with challenges and life changes, it is common to feel alone in facing them. My goal is to provide clients with a safe environment to process life’s challenges where they feel seen, understood, and valued. I believe that every person has within themselves the potential to transform their lives in meaningful ways, and I want to help clients identify and utilize coping skills that will empower them to make necessary changes.
(817) 670-4915 View (817) 670-4915
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Keep Growing Counseling
LPC Associate, MSCJ
Verified
Saginaw, TX 76131  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients - No Waitlist! Are you feeling like you're not good enough, despite your achievements? Struggling with constant worry or overwhelming sadness? Perhaps you're grieving the loss of a beloved pet, or navigating the complex emotions of bereavement trauma. Whether you're facing imposter syndrome, anxiety, depression, pet loss, grief, bereavement trauma, or immigration-related challenges, I'm here to help.
Accepting New Clients - No Waitlist! Are you feeling like you're not good enough, despite your achievements? Struggling with constant worry or overwhelming sadness? Perhaps you're grieving the loss of a beloved pet, or navigating the complex emotions of bereavement trauma. Whether you're facing imposter syndrome, anxiety, depression, pet loss, grief, bereavement trauma, or immigration-related challenges, I'm here to help.
(817) 646-4373 View (817) 646-4373
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Natasha Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saginaw, TX 76179  (Online Only)
Life can bring about many challenges and we often feel the need to take them on alone. Life presents us with obstacles that at times seem impossible to overcome. These life challenges, when left unaddressed, can take on a life of their own. This means we feel caught between the life we want to live and the life we are currently living. As the master of our lives, we have the power within us to conquer any obstacles that we face and are able to reach our full potential when we are willing to seek help during difficult and uncertain times. Finding your inner peace is closer than you think.
Life can bring about many challenges and we often feel the need to take them on alone. Life presents us with obstacles that at times seem impossible to overcome. These life challenges, when left unaddressed, can take on a life of their own. This means we feel caught between the life we want to live and the life we are currently living. As the master of our lives, we have the power within us to conquer any obstacles that we face and are able to reach our full potential when we are willing to seek help during difficult and uncertain times. Finding your inner peace is closer than you think.
(817) 784-7599 View (817) 784-7599
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Kristan L Byrd
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saginaw, TX 76179  (Online Only)
Do things you used to enjoy in life now seem out of reach? Perhaps you’ve struggled with relationships, work, or found that your loved ones don’t fully understand what you’re going through. Challenges with mental health, substance issues, and related problems can become overwhelming, stealing all the joy and meaning out of life. I’ve struggled at times myself, and I know how difficult it can be to reach out and trust others, especially mental health professionals. That’s why I make it a point to be non-judgmental and open with those I work with. After all, we all need help from time to time.
Do things you used to enjoy in life now seem out of reach? Perhaps you’ve struggled with relationships, work, or found that your loved ones don’t fully understand what you’re going through. Challenges with mental health, substance issues, and related problems can become overwhelming, stealing all the joy and meaning out of life. I’ve struggled at times myself, and I know how difficult it can be to reach out and trust others, especially mental health professionals. That’s why I make it a point to be non-judgmental and open with those I work with. After all, we all need help from time to time.
(817) 767-3410 View (817) 767-3410
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Sable De Leon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA CMHC, MS CRIJ
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saginaw, TX 76179  (Online Only)
Sable has a passion for working with trauma survivors and those seeking help with sexual/gender identity and expression. She has extensive experience working with veterans, first-responders, neurodivergent individuals, and high-achieving individuals who might feel they struggle to find the 'right fit' with a therapist. She is dedicated to helping individuals and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and suicidal ideation.
Sable has a passion for working with trauma survivors and those seeking help with sexual/gender identity and expression. She has extensive experience working with veterans, first-responders, neurodivergent individuals, and high-achieving individuals who might feel they struggle to find the 'right fit' with a therapist. She is dedicated to helping individuals and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and suicidal ideation.
(817) 587-0696 View (817) 587-0696
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Belinda P Ventura
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saginaw, TX 76131  (Online Only)
At times in life, we may feel stuck or disconnected from others. Therapy can be instrumental in creating positive change. Primarily, I specialize in working with adult individuals struggling with Anxiety, Infertility and Reproductive Trauma, Relationship Issues, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I'm passionate about working with a diverse clientele of all backgrounds and I'm committed to promoting a safe, healing environment for each client. I strongly believe that everyone is capable of change, and with the right tools, we are all capable of creating a life that brings us joy and fulfillment.
At times in life, we may feel stuck or disconnected from others. Therapy can be instrumental in creating positive change. Primarily, I specialize in working with adult individuals struggling with Anxiety, Infertility and Reproductive Trauma, Relationship Issues, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I'm passionate about working with a diverse clientele of all backgrounds and I'm committed to promoting a safe, healing environment for each client. I strongly believe that everyone is capable of change, and with the right tools, we are all capable of creating a life that brings us joy and fulfillment.
(214) 225-1561 View (214) 225-1561
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Alcohol and Addiction Support
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCDC
Verified
Saginaw, TX 76179
Jennifer Sartin understands not only the clinical side of addiction, but has first-hand experience with the personal struggles of recovery. Her experience stands out in the field of substance abuse counseling. Jennifer is devoted to helping others achieve a solid, lasting recovery through proper guidance and support. Jennifer is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Texas.
Jennifer Sartin understands not only the clinical side of addiction, but has first-hand experience with the personal struggles of recovery. Her experience stands out in the field of substance abuse counseling. Jennifer is devoted to helping others achieve a solid, lasting recovery through proper guidance and support. Jennifer is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Texas.
(817) 381-8227 View (817) 381-8227
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Alcohol and Addiction Support
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCDC
Verified
Saginaw, TX 76131
Jennifer Sartin understands not only the clinical side of addiction, but has first-hand experience with the personal struggles of recovery. Her experience stands out in the field of substance abuse counseling. Jennifer is devoted to helping others achieve a solid, lasting recovery through proper guidance and support. Jennifer received her Bachelors degree in Social Science from the University of California at Irvine, and her Master of Science in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Texas.
Jennifer Sartin understands not only the clinical side of addiction, but has first-hand experience with the personal struggles of recovery. Her experience stands out in the field of substance abuse counseling. Jennifer is devoted to helping others achieve a solid, lasting recovery through proper guidance and support. Jennifer received her Bachelors degree in Social Science from the University of California at Irvine, and her Master of Science in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Texas.
(817) 381-8227 View (817) 381-8227
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James McNair (Addiction Treatment)
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Verified
Saginaw, TX 76179
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
Don't settle for a generic drug and alcohol therapist. You deserve help that actually helps you feel happy again. (And, that's in-network with your insurance).
(817) 904-8768 View (817) 904-8768
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Ann B Beal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Saginaw, TX 76131
Ann brings vast experience in athletics, business, teaching, counseling, public speaking, radio, and television to her coaching and counseling practice. After graduating from college, she cultivated a career in engineering and consulting. Though successful in her field, Ann followed her heart and went back to school to pursue her dream of helping others by becoming a counselor. Ann interned with renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Frank Minirth, becoming a frequent guest on his radio & television shows, eventually started her own counseling practice, Life Solutions, and television program, "Living Well with Ann Beal". Catch Ann's radios show at https://ihr.fm/2zAfDrW
Ann brings vast experience in athletics, business, teaching, counseling, public speaking, radio, and television to her coaching and counseling practice. After graduating from college, she cultivated a career in engineering and consulting. Though successful in her field, Ann followed her heart and went back to school to pursue her dream of helping others by becoming a counselor. Ann interned with renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Frank Minirth, becoming a frequent guest on his radio & television shows, eventually started her own counseling practice, Life Solutions, and television program, "Living Well with Ann Beal". Catch Ann's radios show at https://ihr.fm/2zAfDrW
(682) 327-5559 View (682) 327-5559
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Center for Counseling and Family Relationships
Marriage & Family Therapist, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, CEAP, NCC
Verified
Saginaw, TX 76179
Our Mission is that lasting change can happen by providing: Support on life’s journey, an Opportunity to heal, and Sifting of values during decisions (S.O.S). Our core values are: Healing – Providing counseling to help resolve issues impacting your life and the lives of your family members Empowering - Giving you tools and resources to build healthy relationships on a firm foundation Connecting – Strengthening relationships for children, adults, couples, and families with God and each other
Our Mission is that lasting change can happen by providing: Support on life’s journey, an Opportunity to heal, and Sifting of values during decisions (S.O.S). Our core values are: Healing – Providing counseling to help resolve issues impacting your life and the lives of your family members Empowering - Giving you tools and resources to build healthy relationships on a firm foundation Connecting – Strengthening relationships for children, adults, couples, and families with God and each other
(817) 653-8616 View (817) 653-8616
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Abbie Ibitoye
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Saginaw, TX 76131  (Online Only)
Whether you are trying to find answers to things that happened in the past that is causing some difficulty in moving forward, or you just need a listening ear to process some issues, I believe I will be a great fit for you. I specialize in counseling teenagers and adults dealing with life issues to gain balance and live a productive life.
Whether you are trying to find answers to things that happened in the past that is causing some difficulty in moving forward, or you just need a listening ear to process some issues, I believe I will be a great fit for you. I specialize in counseling teenagers and adults dealing with life issues to gain balance and live a productive life.
(682) 243-5330 View (682) 243-5330
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Elizabeth Speights
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saginaw, TX 76179
**Currently accepting new clients**Evening appointments available**Teletherapy options** Are you having struggles and concerns about your relationship with your teen? Worried about your younger kids who've experienced some life changes, such as a divorce or moving? Do you and your partner feel like you are drifting apart or finding it hard to communicate well? Are you or a loved one struggling with depression or anxiety? Know that there is hope for better interactions and healing instead of suffering. It can be scary to take the first step and call or email for help, but I'm so glad you are considering it!
**Currently accepting new clients**Evening appointments available**Teletherapy options** Are you having struggles and concerns about your relationship with your teen? Worried about your younger kids who've experienced some life changes, such as a divorce or moving? Do you and your partner feel like you are drifting apart or finding it hard to communicate well? Are you or a loved one struggling with depression or anxiety? Know that there is hope for better interactions and healing instead of suffering. It can be scary to take the first step and call or email for help, but I'm so glad you are considering it!
(682) 243-3257 View (682) 243-3257
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M L Gladney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Saginaw, TX 76179  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm M.L. I believe as humans we all want something similar, to feel normal. We want, desire, and try our best to feel like everyone else. Yet, simultaneously we desire to be unique, special, and individualistic. I believe it is necessary to think of humans as puzzle pieces in order to fulfill both. While the pieces share the same geographical space as well as have the same manufacturer, they are unique and serve varying purposes. Do you belong at the top but are content being a side piece? Are you on the bottom when you were meant to be at the center of it all? Let's collaborate and find out where you belong.
Hello, I'm M.L. I believe as humans we all want something similar, to feel normal. We want, desire, and try our best to feel like everyone else. Yet, simultaneously we desire to be unique, special, and individualistic. I believe it is necessary to think of humans as puzzle pieces in order to fulfill both. While the pieces share the same geographical space as well as have the same manufacturer, they are unique and serve varying purposes. Do you belong at the top but are content being a side piece? Are you on the bottom when you were meant to be at the center of it all? Let's collaborate and find out where you belong.
(682) 463-1370 View (682) 463-1370
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Karen Brooks
MSSW, LCSW
Verified
Saginaw, TX 76179
I have more than 20 years of experience working in various settings, including working with adults, children, adolescents, persons with disabilities and hospice patients. I am eclectic in my approach, customizing treatment to meet individual needs and utilizing a strength approach. My style is direct and empowering. I like to have a focus in therapy and bring it to an end when we’ve achieved your goals. You can become confident in your ability to manage stress. While developing effective coping skills and improving your relationships. Working toward empowering you, to embrace your life.
I have more than 20 years of experience working in various settings, including working with adults, children, adolescents, persons with disabilities and hospice patients. I am eclectic in my approach, customizing treatment to meet individual needs and utilizing a strength approach. My style is direct and empowering. I like to have a focus in therapy and bring it to an end when we’ve achieved your goals. You can become confident in your ability to manage stress. While developing effective coping skills and improving your relationships. Working toward empowering you, to embrace your life.
(817) 697-0181 View (817) 697-0181
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Johanna Boman
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, PRC, SRC, IAC, NCLC
Saginaw, TX 76179  (Online Only)
As a certified AASAT Partner's Recovery Coach and Sexual Recovery Coach, I will help you navigate a brighter future and provide you healing resources, as you are experiencing the painful fallout from being a partner of a sex addict or intimacy anorexic. As a Sexual Recovery Coach, assisting you toward recovery in sex addiction is key. Overcoming is possible and I would love the opportunity to assist you! Please contact me so we may work together toward a renewed and better version of you. You are Valuable and you are Worthy!All of my sessions are via secure video. New clients are being accepted.
As a certified AASAT Partner's Recovery Coach and Sexual Recovery Coach, I will help you navigate a brighter future and provide you healing resources, as you are experiencing the painful fallout from being a partner of a sex addict or intimacy anorexic. As a Sexual Recovery Coach, assisting you toward recovery in sex addiction is key. Overcoming is possible and I would love the opportunity to assist you! Please contact me so we may work together toward a renewed and better version of you. You are Valuable and you are Worthy!All of my sessions are via secure video. New clients are being accepted.
(619) 675-7691 View (619) 675-7691
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Cynthia Barnett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Saginaw, TX 76179
I believe a healthy therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist is essential for change. In addition to developing and maintaining a healthy therapeutic relationship, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients explore the narrative they are telling themselves and discover ways to re-tell the story in a positive way. I also utilize TF-CBT when working with children, teenagers and families who are navigating trauma. I use a variety of Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) to assist families in connecting, correcting and empowering their children.
I believe a healthy therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist is essential for change. In addition to developing and maintaining a healthy therapeutic relationship, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help clients explore the narrative they are telling themselves and discover ways to re-tell the story in a positive way. I also utilize TF-CBT when working with children, teenagers and families who are navigating trauma. I use a variety of Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) to assist families in connecting, correcting and empowering their children.
(682) 260-5327 View (682) 260-5327
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Mark W Matthews PhD
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Saginaw, TX 76131
The ideal therapy patient for my practice is someone who desires to make deep, sometimes difficult, and long-lasting changes. Many patients have been in counseling before and have yet to realize the improvements they desire. The types of problems my patients bring to therapy are often a complicated mix of specific symptoms and unsatisfying relationships. I provide a different approach to therapy than many psychologists. While popular therapy models like, CBT, REBT, DBT, and EMDR are powerful and helpful, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice for personality disorders and complicated conditions.
The ideal therapy patient for my practice is someone who desires to make deep, sometimes difficult, and long-lasting changes. Many patients have been in counseling before and have yet to realize the improvements they desire. The types of problems my patients bring to therapy are often a complicated mix of specific symptoms and unsatisfying relationships. I provide a different approach to therapy than many psychologists. While popular therapy models like, CBT, REBT, DBT, and EMDR are powerful and helpful, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice for personality disorders and complicated conditions.
(817) 754-6760 View (817) 754-6760
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Samantha Hunt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, C-DBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saginaw, TX 76131
Have you been struggling to connect within your current relationships? Have you experienced significant anxiety and depression within social and work environments? Do you feel like your emotions overwhelm you? Sometimes building and maintaining relationships is challenging. When struggling to find connection we can begin to doubt our own self, which can lead to anxiety, depression, and a negative view of ourself. My name is Samantha Hunt, and I want to help you rediscover yourself and build healthy connections.
Have you been struggling to connect within your current relationships? Have you experienced significant anxiety and depression within social and work environments? Do you feel like your emotions overwhelm you? Sometimes building and maintaining relationships is challenging. When struggling to find connection we can begin to doubt our own self, which can lead to anxiety, depression, and a negative view of ourself. My name is Samantha Hunt, and I want to help you rediscover yourself and build healthy connections.
(682) 255-1453 View (682) 255-1453
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Tanya Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Saginaw, TX 76131
I understand that often the most difficult step in getting help is reaching out for the first time. I want you to know that I can empathize. I became a professional counselor and have a true passion for what I do because I know evidence-based counseling works. There is HOPE. I want my clients to know they have found a safe place and someone to walk with them through their healing journeys. My specialties are trauma, depression, anxiety, and attachment-related issues. I primarily use EMDR and CBT evidence-based counseling techniques.
I understand that often the most difficult step in getting help is reaching out for the first time. I want you to know that I can empathize. I became a professional counselor and have a true passion for what I do because I know evidence-based counseling works. There is HOPE. I want my clients to know they have found a safe place and someone to walk with them through their healing journeys. My specialties are trauma, depression, anxiety, and attachment-related issues. I primarily use EMDR and CBT evidence-based counseling techniques.
(817) 631-5301 View (817) 631-5301

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Number of Therapists in Saginaw, TX

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Saginaw, TX who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
96% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
83% Trauma and PTSD
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
70% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
88% Cigna and Evernorth
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Saginaw, TX see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Saginaw?

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.