Therapists in Brush Prairie, WA

Photo of Gina Gamage, Counselor in Brush Prairie, WA
Gina Gamage
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
I enjoy working with individuals to create better, more satisfying relationships with themselves and all others. I typically help clients to see the big picture and to gain more compassion, confidence, understanding, and successful coping skills. Most clients experience a significant reduction in anxiety, depression, anger, and other distressing emotions. I am comfortable helping clients work through traumatic events past or present. If you want to feel better, I would love to help you.
I enjoy working with individuals to create better, more satisfying relationships with themselves and all others. I typically help clients to see the big picture and to gain more compassion, confidence, understanding, and successful coping skills. Most clients experience a significant reduction in anxiety, depression, anger, and other distressing emotions. I am comfortable helping clients work through traumatic events past or present. If you want to feel better, I would love to help you.
(360) 524-4043 View (360) 524-4043
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William 'billy' Anderson
CIP
Verified
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
I work with families that are in need of assistance with an Intervention for substance abuse/ co-occurring issues. My interventions are done in a hybrid of an invitational model, helping to increase engagement during treatment and lower defenses during the intervention process. My goal is to engage with your family and create a place for the entire family to experience recovery, not just the loved one we are intervening on. I work with families from all walks of life and have been doing interventions and treatment placement since 2013.
I work with families that are in need of assistance with an Intervention for substance abuse/ co-occurring issues. My interventions are done in a hybrid of an invitational model, helping to increase engagement during treatment and lower defenses during the intervention process. My goal is to engage with your family and create a place for the entire family to experience recovery, not just the loved one we are intervening on. I work with families from all walks of life and have been doing interventions and treatment placement since 2013.
(971) 233-2024 View (971) 233-2024
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Debbie Abrahamson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
My focus is working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or post traumatic stress and have not found success with conventional counseling practices. I focus on holistic care providing neuromodulation to identify and treat imbalances in the brain that are caused from long term stress. When the body is able to move from a fight, flight, or freeze state is it easier to apply skills you have been trying so hard to achieve. I believe you do not have to learn coping strategies to manage symptoms but that symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma can be healed.
My focus is working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or post traumatic stress and have not found success with conventional counseling practices. I focus on holistic care providing neuromodulation to identify and treat imbalances in the brain that are caused from long term stress. When the body is able to move from a fight, flight, or freeze state is it easier to apply skills you have been trying so hard to achieve. I believe you do not have to learn coping strategies to manage symptoms but that symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma can be healed.
(360) 233-8238 View (360) 233-8238
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Shareen Wornson
Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
Brush Prairie, WA 98606  (Online Only)
My specialty is working with victims of child sexual abuse as well as victims of domestic violence. My broad counseling background is suited to treating adolescents, adults, and couples on issues including trauma, depression, grief, parenting and relationship issues. I am extensively trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My specialty is working with victims of child sexual abuse as well as victims of domestic violence. My broad counseling background is suited to treating adolescents, adults, and couples on issues including trauma, depression, grief, parenting and relationship issues. I am extensively trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(360) 325-4626 View (360) 325-4626
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David Peterson
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
I have 37 years post graduate experience providing counseling and therapy to children, adults, couples and families. I have maintained my private practice in Battle Ground since 1997, but I have worked in a variety of other outpatient mental health settings also serving adults and children. I am a Child & Family Mental Health Specialist in the State of Washington. I use cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy in addition to having a family systems perspective. Play therapy is utilized for children and conjoint marital therapy for couples. I can also provide supervision for Washington LMHC.
I have 37 years post graduate experience providing counseling and therapy to children, adults, couples and families. I have maintained my private practice in Battle Ground since 1997, but I have worked in a variety of other outpatient mental health settings also serving adults and children. I am a Child & Family Mental Health Specialist in the State of Washington. I use cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy in addition to having a family systems perspective. Play therapy is utilized for children and conjoint marital therapy for couples. I can also provide supervision for Washington LMHC.
(360) 205-3570 View (360) 205-3570
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Elizabeth Dammarell
Counselor, LMHC, CDP, NCC, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brush Prairie, WA 98606  (Online Only)
Creating a safe space for individuals to thrive, grow, and find courage to tell their story, is what I believe my role to be as a counselor. Often times we run from our pain and avoid facing what has been hurting us all these years. It is my belief that counseling provides a neutral and compassionate environment to process through this pain, and finally discover the relief we have been looking for. My hope as your counselor is to help you develop a deeper awareness and personal insight so that you may live a more fulfilling and authentic life.
Creating a safe space for individuals to thrive, grow, and find courage to tell their story, is what I believe my role to be as a counselor. Often times we run from our pain and avoid facing what has been hurting us all these years. It is my belief that counseling provides a neutral and compassionate environment to process through this pain, and finally discover the relief we have been looking for. My hope as your counselor is to help you develop a deeper awareness and personal insight so that you may live a more fulfilling and authentic life.
(360) 763-0549 View (360) 763-0549
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Real Life Counseling Battle Ground
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
No matter where you’re at on your travels through life, we want to be your partner on your personal road to overcoming pain, finding hope, and discovering solutions. We believe that you matter, no matter what. At Real Life Counseling, We invest in the lives of our clients and our team to ignite change and spark achievement both personally and throughout our community.
No matter where you’re at on your travels through life, we want to be your partner on your personal road to overcoming pain, finding hope, and discovering solutions. We believe that you matter, no matter what. At Real Life Counseling, We invest in the lives of our clients and our team to ignite change and spark achievement both personally and throughout our community.
(360) 328-7841 View (360) 328-7841
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Helping Professionals Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, CADCII, SUDP, DVPT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Helping Professionals Wellness Center serve individuals and families who are experiencing difficulties due to substance use, mental health, and domestic violence . We offer individual, family, and group counseling, in addition to weekly Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient substance use group sessions. We are a certified as a Deferred Prosecution Treatment agency for DUI and offer Alcohol & Drug Education School (ADES) on Saturdays, in addition to drug screening. We are a certified Domestic Violence Intervention Treatment provider. We accept most insurance. We place a high value on individualized treatment and care.
Helping Professionals Wellness Center serve individuals and families who are experiencing difficulties due to substance use, mental health, and domestic violence . We offer individual, family, and group counseling, in addition to weekly Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient substance use group sessions. We are a certified as a Deferred Prosecution Treatment agency for DUI and offer Alcohol & Drug Education School (ADES) on Saturdays, in addition to drug screening. We are a certified Domestic Violence Intervention Treatment provider. We accept most insurance. We place a high value on individualized treatment and care.
(360) 529-3502 View (360) 529-3502
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Mikaela Elaine Hines
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Mikaela! I am a passionate and relational therapist who believes every individual has a unique and valuable story to tell. I aim to help individuals process their pain while also learning to celebrate their strengths and view themselves with greater acceptance, love, and compassion. In my work, I create space for you to share your story as you are ready, offering gentle direction and helpful coping skills as you learn to navigate life’s challenges.
Hello, my name is Mikaela! I am a passionate and relational therapist who believes every individual has a unique and valuable story to tell. I aim to help individuals process their pain while also learning to celebrate their strengths and view themselves with greater acceptance, love, and compassion. In my work, I create space for you to share your story as you are ready, offering gentle direction and helpful coping skills as you learn to navigate life’s challenges.
(360) 967-9946 View (360) 967-9946

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Carlota Dorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98661
Life right now might feel difficult and grueling for many of us. The current state of the world may have opened up old traumas, anxieties, difficulties with depression, and relationship distress; or perhaps you are struggling with these challenges for the first time. Regardless, you are probably searching for a therapist because you are at a loss for how to cope with the wounds and demands of life that can so often feel overwhelming. I work with teens, adults, veterans, and monolingual Spanish-speakers and immigrants.
Life right now might feel difficult and grueling for many of us. The current state of the world may have opened up old traumas, anxieties, difficulties with depression, and relationship distress; or perhaps you are struggling with these challenges for the first time. Regardless, you are probably searching for a therapist because you are at a loss for how to cope with the wounds and demands of life that can so often feel overwhelming. I work with teens, adults, veterans, and monolingual Spanish-speakers and immigrants.
(503) 272-1155 View (503) 272-1155
Photo of Dr. David Ross, Psychologist in Brush Prairie, WA
Dr. David Ross
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98662
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in working with professionals who are facing a variety of challenging life circumstances. As a fellow professional and leader who has worked for over 30 years with other professionals, I am in a unique position to understand the challenges you face. I have expertise in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies to help you overcome the anxiety, depression, and anger that negatively impact your work performance and relationships with your family and those around you. I would like to join you in working to develop the life you desire to be living right now.
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in working with professionals who are facing a variety of challenging life circumstances. As a fellow professional and leader who has worked for over 30 years with other professionals, I am in a unique position to understand the challenges you face. I have expertise in psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies to help you overcome the anxiety, depression, and anger that negatively impact your work performance and relationships with your family and those around you. I would like to join you in working to develop the life you desire to be living right now.
(360) 226-8227 View (360) 226-8227
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Aisha Willard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMHS
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98682  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Returning from maternity leave 4/1/24 and will be accepting new clients then. Human connection is super important to health and happiness, so why do so many of us struggle with it? Many issues impact and complicate human connection such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, family dynamics, and life transitions. I work to help individuals, families, and couples build deeper connections with each other as well as themselves. Because I believe human connection is so important, I do my best to bring my authentic self into sessions which can look nurturing, playful, laid-back, candid and supportive.
Returning from maternity leave 4/1/24 and will be accepting new clients then. Human connection is super important to health and happiness, so why do so many of us struggle with it? Many issues impact and complicate human connection such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, family dynamics, and life transitions. I work to help individuals, families, and couples build deeper connections with each other as well as themselves. Because I believe human connection is so important, I do my best to bring my authentic self into sessions which can look nurturing, playful, laid-back, candid and supportive.
(360) 587-0374 View (360) 587-0374
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Gretchen Gretchen
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98682
My name is Gretchen Escobar and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Washington state. I've been working as a therapist for over ten years and I am grateful for every client I have worked with throughout the years. Being part of their journey to healing has been a fulfilling experience for me as well. My career as a therapist has included working in a diverse range of settings: elementary, middle, and high schools, community mental health centers, sexual assault agencies, and private practice as well.
My name is Gretchen Escobar and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Washington state. I've been working as a therapist for over ten years and I am grateful for every client I have worked with throughout the years. Being part of their journey to healing has been a fulfilling experience for me as well. My career as a therapist has included working in a diverse range of settings: elementary, middle, and high schools, community mental health centers, sexual assault agencies, and private practice as well.
(509) 571-2440 View (509) 571-2440
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Jennifer Aske
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98682  (Online Only)
Life is tough. Many aspects of a person’s life can contribute to feelings of loneliness, an ongoing sense of being on edge, a lack of motivation, and extreme overwhelm. This can impact us in countless ways including a lack of boundaries, relationship challenges, day-to-day life, and a general feeling of instability in our lives. Trauma, anxiety, and depression can make it hard just to get through the day. People seek therapy for a variety of struggles. Whatever your reason is, we will work together on your destination toward self-awareness, healing, and personal growth. You do not need to go through this journey alone.
Life is tough. Many aspects of a person’s life can contribute to feelings of loneliness, an ongoing sense of being on edge, a lack of motivation, and extreme overwhelm. This can impact us in countless ways including a lack of boundaries, relationship challenges, day-to-day life, and a general feeling of instability in our lives. Trauma, anxiety, and depression can make it hard just to get through the day. People seek therapy for a variety of struggles. Whatever your reason is, we will work together on your destination toward self-awareness, healing, and personal growth. You do not need to go through this journey alone.
(509) 517-6604 View (509) 517-6604
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Marieke Renner
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98683
Accepting New Clients! Are you wondering how past experiences are affecting you today? Do you want to break the cycle and do things differently with your children than what you experienced growing up? Or maybe you are just curious about counseling and not sure what to expect? I am experienced working with clients with all types of trauma/(C-) PTSD, emotional neglect, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, OCD, grief, and anger issues, and I can support you navigate these types of challenges and potentially help you find healing and a sense of belonging in your life. I see individual adults of all ages.
Accepting New Clients! Are you wondering how past experiences are affecting you today? Do you want to break the cycle and do things differently with your children than what you experienced growing up? Or maybe you are just curious about counseling and not sure what to expect? I am experienced working with clients with all types of trauma/(C-) PTSD, emotional neglect, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, OCD, grief, and anger issues, and I can support you navigate these types of challenges and potentially help you find healing and a sense of belonging in your life. I see individual adults of all ages.
(360) 227-6984 View (360) 227-6984
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Vanessa Marin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98682
Hello! I'm Vanessa Marin, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), that specializes in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with adolescents, families, individuals, and couples. I work with clients in adolescence through end of life, including couples & families; I am trained in CBT and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and currently working in training for EMDR & ART. Together, we can improve your mind/body connection- reducing somatic symptoms of nervous system dysregulation and increasing your peace/wellbeing.
Hello! I'm Vanessa Marin, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), that specializes in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with adolescents, families, individuals, and couples. I work with clients in adolescence through end of life, including couples & families; I am trained in CBT and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and currently working in training for EMDR & ART. Together, we can improve your mind/body connection- reducing somatic symptoms of nervous system dysregulation and increasing your peace/wellbeing.
(509) 285-0818 View (509) 285-0818
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Joanna Cullins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98662
So many of us have struggles in our lives and we have all felt lost and alone at times. I see my work as a collaborative effort between myself and my clients to improve the quality of their lives and to help them to achieve their goals in a supportive, nurturing environment. I strive always to provide excellent, comprehensive services including formal assessments, individual and family therapy, group therapy, consultation, and psychoeducation. I have worked successfully with children, adolescents and adults with trauma, pain, chronic illness, grief, mood disorders, anxiety, chronic mental illness, stress, depression, and behavioral problems.
So many of us have struggles in our lives and we have all felt lost and alone at times. I see my work as a collaborative effort between myself and my clients to improve the quality of their lives and to help them to achieve their goals in a supportive, nurturing environment. I strive always to provide excellent, comprehensive services including formal assessments, individual and family therapy, group therapy, consultation, and psychoeducation. I have worked successfully with children, adolescents and adults with trauma, pain, chronic illness, grief, mood disorders, anxiety, chronic mental illness, stress, depression, and behavioral problems.
(360) 328-7950 View (360) 328-7950
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Legends Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, CGT, CTDM
Verified
2 Endorsed
Vancouver, WA 98661  (Online Only)
Are you a member of the LGBTQIA community or an ally? Have you struggled to find a therapist who is engaging and focused on change? Are you a geek who feels unheard, over-diagnosed for your hobbies and passions, and enjoy creative endeavors like table-top RPGs, video games, and board games? I view my role as a lantern in the dark. It is challenging to walk around in the dark without any sense of direction before you find a lantern sitting on a stool. It is up to you to decide to pick up the lantern, to use it to guide your path through the dark, walk the path, overcome the barriers before you, and find mental wellness.
Are you a member of the LGBTQIA community or an ally? Have you struggled to find a therapist who is engaging and focused on change? Are you a geek who feels unheard, over-diagnosed for your hobbies and passions, and enjoy creative endeavors like table-top RPGs, video games, and board games? I view my role as a lantern in the dark. It is challenging to walk around in the dark without any sense of direction before you find a lantern sitting on a stool. It is up to you to decide to pick up the lantern, to use it to guide your path through the dark, walk the path, overcome the barriers before you, and find mental wellness.
(773) 362-2657 View (773) 362-2657
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Sabra P. Larsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98663
Life's challenges may overwhelm your ability to cope and leave you confused and distressed. As a skilled therapist, I can assist to make this time fruitful rather then just a time to get through. I provide a safe comfortable place to focus on your experience of life. You will receive kindness, respect and genuine caring. My approach is client directed,with compassionate inquiry and creative exploration, using collaborative problem-solving to assist you in restoring your balance and moving in a positive direction; often with deeper insight and a greater capacity for joy and contentment.
Life's challenges may overwhelm your ability to cope and leave you confused and distressed. As a skilled therapist, I can assist to make this time fruitful rather then just a time to get through. I provide a safe comfortable place to focus on your experience of life. You will receive kindness, respect and genuine caring. My approach is client directed,with compassionate inquiry and creative exploration, using collaborative problem-solving to assist you in restoring your balance and moving in a positive direction; often with deeper insight and a greater capacity for joy and contentment.
(360) 525-9073 View (360) 525-9073
Photo of Roxane Renee Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brush Prairie, WA
Roxane Renee Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Vancouver, WA 98686
Discover Your Path to Growth and Healing! Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey towards personal growth and healing? I'm a licensed clinical social worker specializing in helping children, teens, and adults overcome challenges. Using evidence-based techniques like ACT, DBT, and CBT, I'll guide you through present and past issues.
Discover Your Path to Growth and Healing! Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey towards personal growth and healing? I'm a licensed clinical social worker specializing in helping children, teens, and adults overcome challenges. Using evidence-based techniques like ACT, DBT, and CBT, I'll guide you through present and past issues.
(360) 800-3591 View (360) 800-3591

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Number of Therapists in Brush Prairie, WA

< 10

Therapists in Brush Prairie, WA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
78% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
67% Grief
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
83% Optum
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Brush Prairie, WA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brush Prairie?

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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.