Therapists in North Central, San Antonio, TX

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Michelle A Farrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78232  (Online Only)
Yes, these are unusual times we face and facing it alone is not something you have to do. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am passionate about individuals, couples, family and marriage therapy. I have experience in working with children 12-18 and adults with behavior issues, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I understand the importance of mental, physical and spiritual health and encourages clients to find their unique balance. ( I love helping people, that's what I do)
Yes, these are unusual times we face and facing it alone is not something you have to do. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am passionate about individuals, couples, family and marriage therapy. I have experience in working with children 12-18 and adults with behavior issues, anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma. I understand the importance of mental, physical and spiritual health and encourages clients to find their unique balance. ( I love helping people, that's what I do)
(210) 880-6368 View (210) 880-6368
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Russel L Thompson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78232
I am a psychologist in a group of mental health clinicians. I have a PhD in psychology and have been licensed since 2003. My colleagues and I provide neuropsychological and psychological assessment and psychotherapy. Neuropsychological assessments help people with memory, attention, and learning problems. Psychological assessments are available for pre-surgical evaluations for medical treatments including spinal cord stimulators pain management, bariatric weight loss, and seizure control. My therapy roster is small and is focused on long-term, insight-oriented work. You can learn more about me and my colleagues at www.sa-mh.com
I am a psychologist in a group of mental health clinicians. I have a PhD in psychology and have been licensed since 2003. My colleagues and I provide neuropsychological and psychological assessment and psychotherapy. Neuropsychological assessments help people with memory, attention, and learning problems. Psychological assessments are available for pre-surgical evaluations for medical treatments including spinal cord stimulators pain management, bariatric weight loss, and seizure control. My therapy roster is small and is focused on long-term, insight-oriented work. You can learn more about me and my colleagues at www.sa-mh.com
(210) 853-5898 View (210) 853-5898
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Angela Denise Casanova
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CCTMH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78213  (Online Only)
My role as your therapist is to provide an environment of safety, support, and growth. I am experienced in helping you understand where your issues originate from, and then working together in collaboration to make changes that will help you move forward.I am also an open-minded person and will provide a nonjudgmental atmosphere in which to confide in. I am certified as a Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and a proud professional member of the International OCD Foundation as a provider (IOCDF.ORG). I am now licensed to provide treatment to clients in the states of Texas and Florida.
My role as your therapist is to provide an environment of safety, support, and growth. I am experienced in helping you understand where your issues originate from, and then working together in collaboration to make changes that will help you move forward.I am also an open-minded person and will provide a nonjudgmental atmosphere in which to confide in. I am certified as a Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and a proud professional member of the International OCD Foundation as a provider (IOCDF.ORG). I am now licensed to provide treatment to clients in the states of Texas and Florida.
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Cherish Love Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
Are you feeling like life is having its way with you? Do you want to take control and prioritize what's important in your life?
Are you feeling like life is having its way with you? Do you want to take control and prioritize what's important in your life?
(210) 934-0613 View (210) 934-0613
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Sandra Teniente Cnslg Srvcs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78212  (Online Only)
I strive to tailor treatment to a client’s specific needs by addressing their personal strengths to reach their goals. Focus is on changing problematic behaviors, feelings, & thoughts by discovering their meanings by challenging and replacing negative thinking patterns. I offer Diagnostic Assessments & testing to clarify or rule out specific diagnoses (ADHD, ASD, Substance Abuse); Psychological Evaluations to assess a person’s current level of cognitive, academic, emotional & social functioning & provide administration of The Anger-Aggression-Violence-Assessment AAVA. MEDICATION MANAGEMENT COMING SOON!!!!!!!!!!!
I strive to tailor treatment to a client’s specific needs by addressing their personal strengths to reach their goals. Focus is on changing problematic behaviors, feelings, & thoughts by discovering their meanings by challenging and replacing negative thinking patterns. I offer Diagnostic Assessments & testing to clarify or rule out specific diagnoses (ADHD, ASD, Substance Abuse); Psychological Evaluations to assess a person’s current level of cognitive, academic, emotional & social functioning & provide administration of The Anger-Aggression-Violence-Assessment AAVA. MEDICATION MANAGEMENT COMING SOON!!!!!!!!!!!
(210) 361-2878 View (210) 361-2878
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Jessie Mae Estrada
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CEDS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78213  (Online Only)
Are you or a loved one struggling with an eating disorder? Do you feel no one understands or do you feel too much shame to talk about it? Let us help. Our goal is to provide you with a safe, confidential and understanding environment that allows you to explore these struggles through our therapeutic relationship. With valuable feedback and gentle guidance you can be empowered to reach your potential. Whether you are experiencing current struggles, are having trouble letting go of the past or are seeking a change in your life overall; we look forward to helping you find the inner strength to navigate your own path to recovery.
Are you or a loved one struggling with an eating disorder? Do you feel no one understands or do you feel too much shame to talk about it? Let us help. Our goal is to provide you with a safe, confidential and understanding environment that allows you to explore these struggles through our therapeutic relationship. With valuable feedback and gentle guidance you can be empowered to reach your potential. Whether you are experiencing current struggles, are having trouble letting go of the past or are seeking a change in your life overall; we look forward to helping you find the inner strength to navigate your own path to recovery.
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Chesney Hunter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCs, LCDC
Verified Verified
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78230
As a client-centered therapist I am committed to helping the therapeutic process feel natural. Clients with additions/substance abuse and relationship issues generally experience anxiety and/or depression. For some, it may be situational and in other's may cause clinically significant stress or impairment in daily living. It can be beneficial for clients to explore and discover underlying issues that may exacerbate the way they feel and behave.My promise to clients is that If I am unable to help you, I will assist you to find the necessary resources.
As a client-centered therapist I am committed to helping the therapeutic process feel natural. Clients with additions/substance abuse and relationship issues generally experience anxiety and/or depression. For some, it may be situational and in other's may cause clinically significant stress or impairment in daily living. It can be beneficial for clients to explore and discover underlying issues that may exacerbate the way they feel and behave.My promise to clients is that If I am unable to help you, I will assist you to find the necessary resources.
(210) 796-4580 View (210) 796-4580
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Liliana Jernigan, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78231
My name is Liliana Jernigan, I am a dedicated and passionate bilingual therapist. My clients describes me as sincere, sensitive, and dedicated to their needs and goals. I specialize in life transitions, relationship challenges, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety, and I use evidence-based techniques to help my clients through these difficult times. In working with me, you can expect to break cycles, discover your genuine self, learn to accept yourself, and learn to manage life's obstacles with grace. It would be an honor for me to accompany you on this adventure.
My name is Liliana Jernigan, I am a dedicated and passionate bilingual therapist. My clients describes me as sincere, sensitive, and dedicated to their needs and goals. I specialize in life transitions, relationship challenges, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety, and I use evidence-based techniques to help my clients through these difficult times. In working with me, you can expect to break cycles, discover your genuine self, learn to accept yourself, and learn to manage life's obstacles with grace. It would be an honor for me to accompany you on this adventure.
(830) 971-0951 View (830) 971-0951
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Randa Chance
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78232
I am licensed in Texas (LPC & LMFT), Oklahoma (LPC) and Wisconsin (LPC). I have served with my husband for the past 18 years in various pastoral roles and am heavily involved with the San Antonio community. I specialize in helping individuals, couples and families (including clergy couples and families) to facilitate healing and provide a safe place for processing through trauma, relational challenges, big life changes, self-image, behavioral issues, spirituality, anxiety, depression, grief and loss. Because each client has specific needs, treatment is customized for each individual client.
I am licensed in Texas (LPC & LMFT), Oklahoma (LPC) and Wisconsin (LPC). I have served with my husband for the past 18 years in various pastoral roles and am heavily involved with the San Antonio community. I specialize in helping individuals, couples and families (including clergy couples and families) to facilitate healing and provide a safe place for processing through trauma, relational challenges, big life changes, self-image, behavioral issues, spirituality, anxiety, depression, grief and loss. Because each client has specific needs, treatment is customized for each individual client.
(210) 791-0731 View (210) 791-0731
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Rhonda L Wright
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Verified Verified
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78213  (Online Only)
Hello I am Rhonda and I am here to help you restore what you have lost. I will lock arms with you and walk alongside you while you are on this journey to wholeness. I have been in the mental health field for over 36 years. My specialty is in cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. I am a fully licensed Masters level LCDC and I am working on my third Masters towards and Licensed Professional Counselor. I believe that Jesus meets us in our brokenness and has healed us through His scars.
Hello I am Rhonda and I am here to help you restore what you have lost. I will lock arms with you and walk alongside you while you are on this journey to wholeness. I have been in the mental health field for over 36 years. My specialty is in cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. I am a fully licensed Masters level LCDC and I am working on my third Masters towards and Licensed Professional Counselor. I believe that Jesus meets us in our brokenness and has healed us through His scars.
(210) 851-9523 View (210) 851-9523
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Lisa A. Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78230
I enjoy helping clients of any age relieve stress and negative energy and become more effective in relationships and the art of living. I work with each persons specific goals towards a more holistic life.
I enjoy helping clients of any age relieve stress and negative energy and become more effective in relationships and the art of living. I work with each persons specific goals towards a more holistic life.
(210) 585-2697 View (210) 585-2697
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Lisa Sells
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78248  (Online Only)
You are anxious and stressed. You feel like no matter how hard you try, it’s just not good enough. You’re feeling overwhelmed by life; thinking that others’ problems are more serious and you don’t want to bring anyone down by sharing your struggles and challenges in relationships, parenting, work stress, and juggling the demands of life. Your best never feels quite good enough and you don’t know who to turn to. Whether it’s challenging relationships, coping with a loss, struggling through a transition, or work stress--you just don’t feel like you’re managing and definitely not thriving in your life.
You are anxious and stressed. You feel like no matter how hard you try, it’s just not good enough. You’re feeling overwhelmed by life; thinking that others’ problems are more serious and you don’t want to bring anyone down by sharing your struggles and challenges in relationships, parenting, work stress, and juggling the demands of life. Your best never feels quite good enough and you don’t know who to turn to. Whether it’s challenging relationships, coping with a loss, struggling through a transition, or work stress--you just don’t feel like you’re managing and definitely not thriving in your life.
(210) 405-6852 View (210) 405-6852
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Ingrid Y. Wass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78230  (Online Only)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing for the past 13years with diverse populations. Currently Licensed in Nevada, Texas, and North Carolina.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing for the past 13years with diverse populations. Currently Licensed in Nevada, Texas, and North Carolina.
(210) 966-9530 View (210) 966-9530
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Linda Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78232
Do you envision better relationships, EVEN with yourself? Does negative self-talk challenge the way you think, creating a variety of unsettling emotions leading to avoidance and insecurity? I offer safe, non-judgmental space to process hardships and triumphs that create anxiety, depression, and inability to enjoy your life in the present moment. Learn how self-love and self-care improve overall health. Take charge of your sleeping habits. Find your voice, and create & maintain strong internal and external boundaries. Healthy communication skills incorporated to improve work and personal interactions for the life you deserve!
Do you envision better relationships, EVEN with yourself? Does negative self-talk challenge the way you think, creating a variety of unsettling emotions leading to avoidance and insecurity? I offer safe, non-judgmental space to process hardships and triumphs that create anxiety, depression, and inability to enjoy your life in the present moment. Learn how self-love and self-care improve overall health. Take charge of your sleeping habits. Find your voice, and create & maintain strong internal and external boundaries. Healthy communication skills incorporated to improve work and personal interactions for the life you deserve!
(210) 899-0484 View (210) 899-0484
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Texas Center for Sport Psychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78213
Highest qualifications and total preparedness equals confidence and results. I was a varsity three sport high school athlete: volleyball, basketball, and softball and an academic and athletic All-American softball player in college and beyond. I received my doctorate in 2002 (age 28) and have been in the mental health field for over 20 years. I am the only licensed clinical sport psychologist in San Antonio who is certified by the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. My clinical and sport psychology extensive training gives me the credibility to work with total athlete needs, not just sport performance.
Highest qualifications and total preparedness equals confidence and results. I was a varsity three sport high school athlete: volleyball, basketball, and softball and an academic and athletic All-American softball player in college and beyond. I received my doctorate in 2002 (age 28) and have been in the mental health field for over 20 years. I am the only licensed clinical sport psychologist in San Antonio who is certified by the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. My clinical and sport psychology extensive training gives me the credibility to work with total athlete needs, not just sport performance.
(210) 418-2293 View (210) 418-2293
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Christopher Lee Creaturo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78230  (Online Only)
The effect of traumas big and small can grind our lives to a halt, and make connections impossible. Tools like EMDR and IFS can bring hope to the stuck parts of our worlds, and finally allow us to be present in our own lives again. Reach out by text or email to explore if we are a good team to tackle your problems, bring needed clarity, and offer the sanctuary of a healing and non-judgemental relationship.
The effect of traumas big and small can grind our lives to a halt, and make connections impossible. Tools like EMDR and IFS can bring hope to the stuck parts of our worlds, and finally allow us to be present in our own lives again. Reach out by text or email to explore if we are a good team to tackle your problems, bring needed clarity, and offer the sanctuary of a healing and non-judgemental relationship.
(210) 796-4623 View (210) 796-4623
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Walter J Hanss
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78216
Many people who have - or would like to have - a spiritual dimension to their lives, also desire counseling. If you are such a person, couple, or group, you may wish to call me for more information on my services. My goal always has been to combine the best of counseling practice with our spiritual reality.
Many people who have - or would like to have - a spiritual dimension to their lives, also desire counseling. If you are such a person, couple, or group, you may wish to call me for more information on my services. My goal always has been to combine the best of counseling practice with our spiritual reality.
(210) 255-2517 x18 View (210) 255-2517 x18
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Amaris Sanchez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78213
Hi! My name is Amaris Sanchez, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor for LPC-Associates in San Antonio, TX. My Private Practice is Encouraging Counseling & Wellness, LLC - the name defines my intent as a Counselor. I seek to encourage and support clients in their counseling journey, whether their goals revolve around processing life situations, solving an issue, or breaking unhealthy cycles or thought patterns. I have interests in improving mental health for Individuals Living with Special Needs, Caregivers, New Parents, Educators, & First Responders. I value working with all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles.
Hi! My name is Amaris Sanchez, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor for LPC-Associates in San Antonio, TX. My Private Practice is Encouraging Counseling & Wellness, LLC - the name defines my intent as a Counselor. I seek to encourage and support clients in their counseling journey, whether their goals revolve around processing life situations, solving an issue, or breaking unhealthy cycles or thought patterns. I have interests in improving mental health for Individuals Living with Special Needs, Caregivers, New Parents, Educators, & First Responders. I value working with all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles.
(210) 501-7662 View (210) 501-7662
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Insight Behavioral and Mental Health PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78213  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist who has a wide range of experience working in a variety of professional settings and with diverse populations. I particularly enjoy working with teens, young adults and adults who are facing challenges and setbacks that are impeding their functioning and preventing them from their full potential. I also work with a variety of couples who are considering the next step (i.e., moving in together, open relationship, marriage) or having issues in their relationship and want to improve their relationship or considering breaking up/separation/divorce.
I am a clinical psychologist who has a wide range of experience working in a variety of professional settings and with diverse populations. I particularly enjoy working with teens, young adults and adults who are facing challenges and setbacks that are impeding their functioning and preventing them from their full potential. I also work with a variety of couples who are considering the next step (i.e., moving in together, open relationship, marriage) or having issues in their relationship and want to improve their relationship or considering breaking up/separation/divorce.
(210) 796-8456 View (210) 796-8456
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Healing Intimacies
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
North Central, San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
Life can be downright sh%tty sometimes. Perhaps there are increasing demands from work, caregiving roles, or relationship turmoil that have you feeling weighed down & exhausted. These dilemmas may seem impossible to overcome while juggling your responsibilities, but the truth is, avoiding your needs and feelings by running on autopilot will never lead to fulfillment in your professional, personal, or romantic relationships.
Life can be downright sh%tty sometimes. Perhaps there are increasing demands from work, caregiving roles, or relationship turmoil that have you feeling weighed down & exhausted. These dilemmas may seem impossible to overcome while juggling your responsibilities, but the truth is, avoiding your needs and feelings by running on autopilot will never lead to fulfillment in your professional, personal, or romantic relationships.
(726) 224-7872 View (726) 224-7872

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Number of Therapists in North Central, San Antonio, TX

600+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in North Central, San Antonio, TX who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
74% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in North Central, San Antonio, TX see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in North Central, San Antonio?

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.