Therapists in Seguin, TX

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Daniel Garza
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155  (Online Only)
My goal is to help clients develop tools and skills, based on their current strengths, that they can use moving forward. In six to eight sessions we will focus on what they can do versus what they cannot do.
My goal is to help clients develop tools and skills, based on their current strengths, that they can use moving forward. In six to eight sessions we will focus on what they can do versus what they cannot do.
(512) 337-4434 View (512) 337-4434
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Randall Harvey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155  (Online Only)
I know finding a good fit for a therapist is hard. And finding a good fit is critical to finding relief and healing. Feeling alone in the trauma, the grief and loss, the overwhelm, and just feeling stuck. It's exhausting, lonely, and I know you're sick of it by now. You get to have some guidance, laughs, and expertise as you go to your sessions, work on YOU outside of sessions, and start feeling more whole again. As for working with me and what it's like? I've been told I'm warm and humorous (usually at my own expense). I see you as the expert and me as the guide, and I will put you at ease right off the bat.
I know finding a good fit for a therapist is hard. And finding a good fit is critical to finding relief and healing. Feeling alone in the trauma, the grief and loss, the overwhelm, and just feeling stuck. It's exhausting, lonely, and I know you're sick of it by now. You get to have some guidance, laughs, and expertise as you go to your sessions, work on YOU outside of sessions, and start feeling more whole again. As for working with me and what it's like? I've been told I'm warm and humorous (usually at my own expense). I see you as the expert and me as the guide, and I will put you at ease right off the bat.
(210) 741-8533 View (210) 741-8533
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Shayna Leach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155
Since childhood, I had a desire to help people overcome life challenges. I understand life can become difficult to navigate or cope with adverse experiences. As a licensed professional counselor, I have an opportunity to. My background of experiences are with diverse groups ranging from the children's advocacy center, juvenile services, and within the private practice setting with adults. I treat depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment disorder, parent-child relational issues, anger management problems, attachment disorders and ADHD.
Since childhood, I had a desire to help people overcome life challenges. I understand life can become difficult to navigate or cope with adverse experiences. As a licensed professional counselor, I have an opportunity to. My background of experiences are with diverse groups ranging from the children's advocacy center, juvenile services, and within the private practice setting with adults. I treat depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment disorder, parent-child relational issues, anger management problems, attachment disorders and ADHD.
(830) 689-6164 x103 View (830) 689-6164 x103
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Erica Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155  (Online Only)
Life can be difficult. Personally, spiritually, emotionally… The seasons of this life are not always easy to manage. But rest assured, Jeremiah 29:11 encourages us: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Please feel free to email me or book directly with me on My Website!
Life can be difficult. Personally, spiritually, emotionally… The seasons of this life are not always easy to manage. But rest assured, Jeremiah 29:11 encourages us: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Please feel free to email me or book directly with me on My Website!
(830) 356-3917 View (830) 356-3917
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Turning Point Therapeutic Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LSOTP
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, helpless or is your life out of control in some way? Have you experienced depression, anxiety, addictions, or traumas that affect your ability to sustain relationships? Do you seek a safe, supportive place in which to explore your feelings, thoughts in order to turn your life in a new direction? For 23 years, I have helped people understand and change their behavior and motivations using primarily a cognitive (thinking based) behavior therapy approach which examines harmful thinking that supports negative feelings, and behavior patterns, so that you become equipped to change and grow.
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, helpless or is your life out of control in some way? Have you experienced depression, anxiety, addictions, or traumas that affect your ability to sustain relationships? Do you seek a safe, supportive place in which to explore your feelings, thoughts in order to turn your life in a new direction? For 23 years, I have helped people understand and change their behavior and motivations using primarily a cognitive (thinking based) behavior therapy approach which examines harmful thinking that supports negative feelings, and behavior patterns, so that you become equipped to change and grow.
(210) 943-9470 View (210) 943-9470
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Sword Of the Lord Biblical Counseling and Training
Pastoral Counselor, BA , Chap
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155
Our counselors are trained and experienced to provide biblically based counseling for Individuals, Couples, Parents, Teens, and Children. Some of our specialties are- Teen and child focused counseling, Parent coaching, Anxiety, Depression, Women's issues, PTSD, Trauma, Addiction, Marriage counseling, family counseling, adoption issues, Men's counseling, TBRI Informed counseling, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. We are also Interactive Metronome Therapy Providers and are trained parent coaches. (Certified in parenting after trauma). We do not bill insurance but can provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance.
Our counselors are trained and experienced to provide biblically based counseling for Individuals, Couples, Parents, Teens, and Children. Some of our specialties are- Teen and child focused counseling, Parent coaching, Anxiety, Depression, Women's issues, PTSD, Trauma, Addiction, Marriage counseling, family counseling, adoption issues, Men's counseling, TBRI Informed counseling, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. We are also Interactive Metronome Therapy Providers and are trained parent coaches. (Certified in parenting after trauma). We do not bill insurance but can provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance.
(830) 202-5672 View (830) 202-5672
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Carol Y Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seguin, TX 78155
As a society, we have grown distant from each other, alone in many phases of life. We experience life situations alone and repeat problematic patterns not knowing how to change or cope. As a psychotherapist I am spiritually based and believe the family is the foundation which supports the healthy development of it's member's. As a clinician I seek to develop therapeutic relationships which prepare the person for change which positively impact their life. For over 20 years I have worked with families, couples, individuals and children in a wide variety of psychological, emotional, behavioral and cognitive challenges.
As a society, we have grown distant from each other, alone in many phases of life. We experience life situations alone and repeat problematic patterns not knowing how to change or cope. As a psychotherapist I am spiritually based and believe the family is the foundation which supports the healthy development of it's member's. As a clinician I seek to develop therapeutic relationships which prepare the person for change which positively impact their life. For over 20 years I have worked with families, couples, individuals and children in a wide variety of psychological, emotional, behavioral and cognitive challenges.
(830) 469-3326 View (830) 469-3326
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Desert Sage Counseling
LPC-Associate, MA, NCC, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seguin, TX 78155  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In my ideal client, I envision someone dealing with various challenges such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, neurodivergence, major life transitions, LGBTQ+ matters, family dynamics, grief, anger management, women's issues, multicultural considerations, academic challenges, career changes, and the unique needs of military family members and veterans. My goal is to address their diverse needs with empathy and understanding.
In my ideal client, I envision someone dealing with various challenges such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship issues, neurodivergence, major life transitions, LGBTQ+ matters, family dynamics, grief, anger management, women's issues, multicultural considerations, academic challenges, career changes, and the unique needs of military family members and veterans. My goal is to address their diverse needs with empathy and understanding.
(830) 541-7351 View (830) 541-7351
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The Agape Center-Faith Based | Trauma | Addiction
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155
Our Pastoral Counselors are certified, trained in providing Biofeedback and trauma informed biblical counseling, for Children, Adults, Youth, Teen, Couples, Marriage and Family that are struggling with, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Addictions such as alcohol/drug abuse, sex addiction, pornography, behavioral issues, social/relational concerns. All counseling sessions, including Intensive Counseling, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), and aftercare are all 1 on 1. In office and Telehealth options. Also available for Court ordered DWI, and DUI programs.
Our Pastoral Counselors are certified, trained in providing Biofeedback and trauma informed biblical counseling, for Children, Adults, Youth, Teen, Couples, Marriage and Family that are struggling with, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Addictions such as alcohol/drug abuse, sex addiction, pornography, behavioral issues, social/relational concerns. All counseling sessions, including Intensive Counseling, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), and aftercare are all 1 on 1. In office and Telehealth options. Also available for Court ordered DWI, and DUI programs.
(830) 254-5067 View (830) 254-5067
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Dr. Maria Haiyasoso
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, RPT™, NCC
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults, tailoring my approach to address the unique needs of each individual. Additionally, I provide play therapy, counseling for parent-child dyads, and group counseling sessions. I often work with clients to cover a range of important topics. These include trauma resilience; healthy relational functioning; mindful movement; relational parenting; and addressing the pressing mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, adjustment concerns, and PTSD.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults, tailoring my approach to address the unique needs of each individual. Additionally, I provide play therapy, counseling for parent-child dyads, and group counseling sessions. I often work with clients to cover a range of important topics. These include trauma resilience; healthy relational functioning; mindful movement; relational parenting; and addressing the pressing mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, adjustment concerns, and PTSD.
(830) 433-8677 View (830) 433-8677
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Misty Gale Kent
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155
Are you suffering because of an untreated trauma, grief or disorder and are at the point to do whatever it takes to get better? OR are you trying to support a family member who is struggling with mental health concerns, and you are feeling burned out, alone and seeking support to get you through this difficult time? If you answer yes to either of these questions, I am here to help you heal, grow, and thrive!
Are you suffering because of an untreated trauma, grief or disorder and are at the point to do whatever it takes to get better? OR are you trying to support a family member who is struggling with mental health concerns, and you are feeling burned out, alone and seeking support to get you through this difficult time? If you answer yes to either of these questions, I am here to help you heal, grow, and thrive!
(830) 213-2956 View (830) 213-2956
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Rhonda Kegerreis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seguin, TX 78155  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Rhonda. I am a seasoned counselor experienced in working with all age groups, which includes military families, in different phases of their lives. I have a background in education as both a middle school teacher and counselor, which helps me understand the different issues within the family structure.
Hello, I'm Rhonda. I am a seasoned counselor experienced in working with all age groups, which includes military families, in different phases of their lives. I have a background in education as both a middle school teacher and counselor, which helps me understand the different issues within the family structure.
(830) 988-4605 View (830) 988-4605
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Sheri Kay Colbath
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seguin, TX 78155
As a Christian therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true God-given potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
As a Christian therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true God-given potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(210) 801-9371 View (210) 801-9371
Photo of Amy Donegan Bethel, MA, LMFT, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Amy Donegan Bethel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155
Unavoidable tragedies occur. We make choices we regret. Opening up to a stranger in therapy can seem so unsettling that we wait until it is a last resort. But with a qualified therapist, we can cultivate something purposeful from even the most painful of experiences. While transforming our futures, we are transforming our past experiences. Therapy is magical, mystical, effective - and surprising. Dare to envision yourself in more hopeful circumstances, to discover what you want, and - to CREATE what you have never believed is possible. Let me help. Lean on my faith - until you find yours.
Unavoidable tragedies occur. We make choices we regret. Opening up to a stranger in therapy can seem so unsettling that we wait until it is a last resort. But with a qualified therapist, we can cultivate something purposeful from even the most painful of experiences. While transforming our futures, we are transforming our past experiences. Therapy is magical, mystical, effective - and surprising. Dare to envision yourself in more hopeful circumstances, to discover what you want, and - to CREATE what you have never believed is possible. Let me help. Lean on my faith - until you find yours.
(830) 261-3030 View (830) 261-3030
Photo of Jennifer E Spencer, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jennifer E Spencer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
That feeling when ... you can't describe the feeling. Overwhelmed, or maybe anxious. Frustrated. Alone. Misunderstood. Stuck. Unable to see your way forward. I've been there, and I've spent years developing tools to share with you and help guide you on another path. Whether you need help navigating a new phase in your life, are overwhelmed with the demands of your family or career, need new ideas for facing sudden or unexpected changes, or are just looking for fresh perspectives, I can help you find your brave and move forward with intention and joy.
That feeling when ... you can't describe the feeling. Overwhelmed, or maybe anxious. Frustrated. Alone. Misunderstood. Stuck. Unable to see your way forward. I've been there, and I've spent years developing tools to share with you and help guide you on another path. Whether you need help navigating a new phase in your life, are overwhelmed with the demands of your family or career, need new ideas for facing sudden or unexpected changes, or are just looking for fresh perspectives, I can help you find your brave and move forward with intention and joy.
(830) 406-4081 View (830) 406-4081
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Richard Laosa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155
If you are seeking peace and harmony in your life, practical and effective treatment is available for those seriously willing to commit to a better life. Please feel free to call me so that we may begin a confidential assessment and treatment of your situation. In today's complex world, professional intervention can be helpful to release us from difficult entanglements. I am a Texas State Board licensed clinician and a certified seasoned practioner in psychotherapy. If you are seeking to be free of distress please call for an initial clinical interview. Full confidentiality and convenient and flexible hours are available.
If you are seeking peace and harmony in your life, practical and effective treatment is available for those seriously willing to commit to a better life. Please feel free to call me so that we may begin a confidential assessment and treatment of your situation. In today's complex world, professional intervention can be helpful to release us from difficult entanglements. I am a Texas State Board licensed clinician and a certified seasoned practioner in psychotherapy. If you are seeking to be free of distress please call for an initial clinical interview. Full confidentiality and convenient and flexible hours are available.
(830) 469-4422 View (830) 469-4422
Photo of David Bennett, MA, LPC, LCDC, Licensed Professional Counselor
David Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155
Are you happy with the life that you're living? Would you like to be more confident while making a tough decision? The process of coming to understand yourself is an opportunity to recognize how individual strengths can be used to meet personal, professional, social or family goals. For those prepared to make changes, therapy can be the catalyst to personal growth and development. I'd like to work with individuals looking to better themselves. If you have questions or ideas that you would like to explore in therapy give me a call so we can schedule an appointment.
Are you happy with the life that you're living? Would you like to be more confident while making a tough decision? The process of coming to understand yourself is an opportunity to recognize how individual strengths can be used to meet personal, professional, social or family goals. For those prepared to make changes, therapy can be the catalyst to personal growth and development. I'd like to work with individuals looking to better themselves. If you have questions or ideas that you would like to explore in therapy give me a call so we can schedule an appointment.
(830) 433-5835 View (830) 433-5835
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Katie Elliott
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seguin, TX 78155
Life’s challenges can dredge up anxiety, anger, depression, fear, guilt, and shame, and we can seemingly lose our way. Life’s challenges also present opportunities for growth, deep healing, and the reintegration of lost parts of ourselves. In my work with clients, I provide a nurturing, supportive environment to express and explore challenging thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and outdated coping mechanisms. I help clients struggling with addiction, trauma, relationship issues, or who have lost touch with their general sense of aliveness. I aim to help clients experience greater freedom, vitality, joy, and well-being.
Life’s challenges can dredge up anxiety, anger, depression, fear, guilt, and shame, and we can seemingly lose our way. Life’s challenges also present opportunities for growth, deep healing, and the reintegration of lost parts of ourselves. In my work with clients, I provide a nurturing, supportive environment to express and explore challenging thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and outdated coping mechanisms. I help clients struggling with addiction, trauma, relationship issues, or who have lost touch with their general sense of aliveness. I aim to help clients experience greater freedom, vitality, joy, and well-being.
(737) 201-7499 View (737) 201-7499
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Renay West
LPC Intern, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Seguin, TX 78155
I've been working with people for over 25 years, in many nations around the world. From victims of childhood abuse, to those grappling with trauma or others who simply desire growth in specific areas of their life, it has always been my passion to accompany people in their journey. I believe that change is possible, and becomes more attainable with the collaborative relationship between therapist and client.
I've been working with people for over 25 years, in many nations around the world. From victims of childhood abuse, to those grappling with trauma or others who simply desire growth in specific areas of their life, it has always been my passion to accompany people in their journey. I believe that change is possible, and becomes more attainable with the collaborative relationship between therapist and client.
(817) 803-5356 View (817) 803-5356
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Sally Louise Ray
Counselor, JD, MA, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Seguin, TX 78155
Not accepting new clients
I have 17 years specialized training & experience in body-centered psychotherapies, working with trauma, post traumatic stress & moral injury. Neuroscience confirms trauma resides in the body; we know the body's wisdom guides the release of trauma perfectly with adequate safety, effective "witnessing," & mindful inner attention. Distressing thoughts, beliefs & social inhibition are the primary barriers to the body's ability to release trauma & re-wire the neurological system in a transformational process that decades of "talk therapy" could never accomplish. These powerful, highly effective interventions assure the debilitating effects of trauma are no longer something people must "live with."
I have 17 years specialized training & experience in body-centered psychotherapies, working with trauma, post traumatic stress & moral injury. Neuroscience confirms trauma resides in the body; we know the body's wisdom guides the release of trauma perfectly with adequate safety, effective "witnessing," & mindful inner attention. Distressing thoughts, beliefs & social inhibition are the primary barriers to the body's ability to release trauma & re-wire the neurological system in a transformational process that decades of "talk therapy" could never accomplish. These powerful, highly effective interventions assure the debilitating effects of trauma are no longer something people must "live with."
(512) 900-6190 View (512) 900-6190

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Seguin, TX

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Seguin, TX who prioritize treating:

87% Depression
79% Anxiety
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
69% Self Esteem
64% Relationship Issues
64% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Seguin, TX see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Seguin?

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.