Therapists in 28216

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Phillip Jordan
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216
Hello, my name is Landon Jordan, I am so happy that you have reached out for help. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have worked for several years to help clients achieve their goals and reach a better quality of life. I have several years of experience as a crisis therapist, as well as experience with dual diagnosis populations, I primarily focus on individuals that have mental health needs as well as life and adjustment issues. I typically work with adults, I am most comfortable treating mental health issues and life adjustment issues.
Hello, my name is Landon Jordan, I am so happy that you have reached out for help. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have worked for several years to help clients achieve their goals and reach a better quality of life. I have several years of experience as a crisis therapist, as well as experience with dual diagnosis populations, I primarily focus on individuals that have mental health needs as well as life and adjustment issues. I typically work with adults, I am most comfortable treating mental health issues and life adjustment issues.
(704) 286-1471 View (704) 286-1471
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Shaquil Rasheed Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LCSWA, LMSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
I'm Shaq Roberts, a licensed social worker with a passion for mental health and the needs of the LGBTQ+ and QPOC communities. As a Queer Person of Color, I have intentionally and specifically catered my education and work experience to match that of my life experience. Currently, I provide direct service through individual therapy, surgery letter assessments, and mental health assessments with Hearst Psychotherapy.
I'm Shaq Roberts, a licensed social worker with a passion for mental health and the needs of the LGBTQ+ and QPOC communities. As a Queer Person of Color, I have intentionally and specifically catered my education and work experience to match that of my life experience. Currently, I provide direct service through individual therapy, surgery letter assessments, and mental health assessments with Hearst Psychotherapy.
(704) 802-1836 View (704) 802-1836
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Correlia Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you going through a difficult time? Feeling overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, anxiety, grief, or frustration? Do you feel like your work, school, or relationships are suffering due to life's stressors? There is hope and I can help. You do not have to work through this alone. You do not have to feel like your feelings of anxiety, grief, sadness, frustration, or pain is keeping you from living the life you deserve. You do not have to continue struggling to get out of bed to face life.
Are you going through a difficult time? Feeling overwhelmed by feelings of sadness, anxiety, grief, or frustration? Do you feel like your work, school, or relationships are suffering due to life's stressors? There is hope and I can help. You do not have to work through this alone. You do not have to feel like your feelings of anxiety, grief, sadness, frustration, or pain is keeping you from living the life you deserve. You do not have to continue struggling to get out of bed to face life.
(980) 365-8047 View (980) 365-8047
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Harrison Flood
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
Fear can cause us to sometimes forget everything and run, and you may be stuck wondering “why?”. However, we can also stand in our fears where we face everything and rise. If you are reading this, that means you are already taking the courageous steps to face that fear and you’re ready to rise above your current challenges and circumstances. You are brave for walking in that fear to seek help and I am here to support you in your healing journey. My clinical background includes working with young and older adults experiencing a range of different issues that include: anxiety, depression, adjustment, relationship issues, and grief.
Fear can cause us to sometimes forget everything and run, and you may be stuck wondering “why?”. However, we can also stand in our fears where we face everything and rise. If you are reading this, that means you are already taking the courageous steps to face that fear and you’re ready to rise above your current challenges and circumstances. You are brave for walking in that fear to seek help and I am here to support you in your healing journey. My clinical background includes working with young and older adults experiencing a range of different issues that include: anxiety, depression, adjustment, relationship issues, and grief.
(704) 754-5296 View (704) 754-5296
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Jessica S Johnson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MACM, LCMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
Everyday life brings a variety of situations that can cause us to feel unsure. We can be left feeling mentally or emotionally exhausted. Like most of us you want to make positive changes in your life and improve your relationships, but you just don’t know how to effectively make it happen. I know what it’s like to feel stuck, trying to navigate the waters of life filled with anxiety, depression, self-sabotage, substance misuse, relationship issues, an existential or spiritual crisis, and more. You want to show up for yourself, but you just don’t know how. Which is why I’ve dedicated my life to helping people get unstuck .
Everyday life brings a variety of situations that can cause us to feel unsure. We can be left feeling mentally or emotionally exhausted. Like most of us you want to make positive changes in your life and improve your relationships, but you just don’t know how to effectively make it happen. I know what it’s like to feel stuck, trying to navigate the waters of life filled with anxiety, depression, self-sabotage, substance misuse, relationship issues, an existential or spiritual crisis, and more. You want to show up for yourself, but you just don’t know how. Which is why I’ve dedicated my life to helping people get unstuck .
(704) 810-2380 View (704) 810-2380
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Kaydium Therapy Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCAS, LCMHC, CCS, Sexolog
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28216
I am accepting NEW CLIENTS!! I am a Charlotte native. I have been passionate about working with people that seek Substance Use and Mental Health support for over 15 years. I enjoy collaborating and empowering my patients to reach their desired outcomes. My approach is based on the individual needs and I believe that the person sitting in front of me is actually the expert, I’m simply the tool that gets to help navigate the journey!
I am accepting NEW CLIENTS!! I am a Charlotte native. I have been passionate about working with people that seek Substance Use and Mental Health support for over 15 years. I enjoy collaborating and empowering my patients to reach their desired outcomes. My approach is based on the individual needs and I believe that the person sitting in front of me is actually the expert, I’m simply the tool that gets to help navigate the journey!
(980) 243-4181 View (980) 243-4181
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L.S. Williams Consulting, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you with the tools you need to attain your goals and reach your full potential! I am a Licensed Psychotherapist residing in the state of North Carolina. I am also fully licensed in the state of New York. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you with the tools you need to attain your goals and reach your full potential! I am a Licensed Psychotherapist residing in the state of North Carolina. I am also fully licensed in the state of New York. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
(704) 237-6629 View (704) 237-6629
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Raising Resilience Counseling Services, PLLC
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, PMH-C, LCMHC-S
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
We are glad you are here. We are Whitney and Tiffany we are licensed, mental health therapists. Starting therapy doesn't always have to be in the moment of crisis but re-gaining harmony in your life. We specialize in helping black millennial-aged women through pivotal life transitions such as pregnancy, infertility challenges, postpartum, parenting, career, and relationships. We believe in helping women deconstruct the emotional toll of pregnancy and postpartum to thrive without feeling guilty. We also offer therapeutic groups, clinical supervision, and parental leave coaching.
We are glad you are here. We are Whitney and Tiffany we are licensed, mental health therapists. Starting therapy doesn't always have to be in the moment of crisis but re-gaining harmony in your life. We specialize in helping black millennial-aged women through pivotal life transitions such as pregnancy, infertility challenges, postpartum, parenting, career, and relationships. We believe in helping women deconstruct the emotional toll of pregnancy and postpartum to thrive without feeling guilty. We also offer therapeutic groups, clinical supervision, and parental leave coaching.
(704) 368-4583 View (704) 368-4583
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Chrysalis Development Solutions, P.L.L.C.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
Building on a strengths and resiliency model to obtain health, wellness and stability, I am dedicated to the forward movement, continuous growth and development of the individuals, couples, and families that I work with. Whether you are seeking assistance for yourself or a family member, I am dedicated to partnering with you to support through life's many transitions and challenges.
Building on a strengths and resiliency model to obtain health, wellness and stability, I am dedicated to the forward movement, continuous growth and development of the individuals, couples, and families that I work with. Whether you are seeking assistance for yourself or a family member, I am dedicated to partnering with you to support through life's many transitions and challenges.
(704) 610-4924 View (704) 610-4924
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Sherille Denise Barber
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216
Hello, my name is Dr. Sherille Barber, and I am a licensed clinical counselor in the states of North and South Carolina. I have worked in the mental health field for over 35 years and primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to aid clients in reaching their optimum potential in life. I primarily work with those battling depression and anxiety as well as those dealing with trauma-related issues.
Hello, my name is Dr. Sherille Barber, and I am a licensed clinical counselor in the states of North and South Carolina. I have worked in the mental health field for over 35 years and primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to aid clients in reaching their optimum potential in life. I primarily work with those battling depression and anxiety as well as those dealing with trauma-related issues.
(704) 389-9716 View (704) 389-9716
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Markia Hearst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216
You are incredibly brave for seeking help. You are doing the best you can and are still hurting. The hurt may be a result of current circumstances, past experiences, familial discord, or societal nonacceptance. We're here to help. My name is Markia and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults. I own Hearst Psychotherapy in Charlotte, NC. At Hearst Psych, we believe in the power of human connection and value the life experience of each client we serve. Our style is gentle and honest. Our role is to come alongside you by providing a safe, peaceful space for healing.
You are incredibly brave for seeking help. You are doing the best you can and are still hurting. The hurt may be a result of current circumstances, past experiences, familial discord, or societal nonacceptance. We're here to help. My name is Markia and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults. I own Hearst Psychotherapy in Charlotte, NC. At Hearst Psych, we believe in the power of human connection and value the life experience of each client we serve. Our style is gentle and honest. Our role is to come alongside you by providing a safe, peaceful space for healing.
(980) 393-8974 View (980) 393-8974
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Kia Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216
Good day, my name is Kia Phillips. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I'm glad you are here! I have experience helping teens, young adults, and working professionals manage anxiety, worry, and panic. My therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Mindfulness-based. Historically, my targeted population has been the pre-teen to adult population. (Ages: 14-adulthood).
Good day, my name is Kia Phillips. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I'm glad you are here! I have experience helping teens, young adults, and working professionals manage anxiety, worry, and panic. My therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Mindfulness-based. Historically, my targeted population has been the pre-teen to adult population. (Ages: 14-adulthood).
(704) 741-4351 View (704) 741-4351
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Restorative Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Restorative Counseling Services PLLC is a counseling organization focused on “Empowering others to achieve a better quality of life”. In life a person can face many challenges from childhood trauma, teenage issues, or barriers in adulthood. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am here to assist you with identifying, coping and overcoming those challenges. Restorative Counseling Services also provides supervision for LCSWA.
Restorative Counseling Services PLLC is a counseling organization focused on “Empowering others to achieve a better quality of life”. In life a person can face many challenges from childhood trauma, teenage issues, or barriers in adulthood. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am here to assist you with identifying, coping and overcoming those challenges. Restorative Counseling Services also provides supervision for LCSWA.
(910) 390-8147 View (910) 390-8147
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Andrea Symes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CGCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28216
Recently I have been working with so many ladies who have been feeling like they are not worthy. As a result, many of my clients struggle with people-pleasing behaviors, anxiety, depression, and a feeling of brokenness. If that's you, just know you are not alone! If you desire to feel whole again, to stop worrying, and to start enjoying your life again, I'm here to help. I understand what you are going through as a result, I am offering a FREE 15-minute consultation. For a LIMITED time, qualified individuals may receive FREE sessions. Call me for more information. We are accepting new clients.
Recently I have been working with so many ladies who have been feeling like they are not worthy. As a result, many of my clients struggle with people-pleasing behaviors, anxiety, depression, and a feeling of brokenness. If that's you, just know you are not alone! If you desire to feel whole again, to stop worrying, and to start enjoying your life again, I'm here to help. I understand what you are going through as a result, I am offering a FREE 15-minute consultation. For a LIMITED time, qualified individuals may receive FREE sessions. Call me for more information. We are accepting new clients.
(980) 294-1034 View (980) 294-1034
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Kimberly Murrell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) based in North Carolina.
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) based in North Carolina.
(704) 908-6204 View (704) 908-6204
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Shiniqua Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you masking inner pain behind a smile? Mental health struggles are often overlooked as individuals maintain a facade of strength. I acknowledge the cultural barriers to seeking help, yet it's crucial to acknowledge and address these concealed emotions. At Behind The Smile, PLLC, I'm here to guide you on your path to wellness and self-discovery. I understand that beneath every smile lies a unique story, filled with emotions, experiences, and thoughts that shape who you are. As an experienced therapist, I am dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of your mental health and emotional well-being.
Are you masking inner pain behind a smile? Mental health struggles are often overlooked as individuals maintain a facade of strength. I acknowledge the cultural barriers to seeking help, yet it's crucial to acknowledge and address these concealed emotions. At Behind The Smile, PLLC, I'm here to guide you on your path to wellness and self-discovery. I understand that beneath every smile lies a unique story, filled with emotions, experiences, and thoughts that shape who you are. As an experienced therapist, I am dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of your mental health and emotional well-being.
(980) 447-6823 View (980) 447-6823
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Kenya Elizabeth Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216
Hi, I view counseling as a forum for acceptance and understanding that serves to facilitate and foster change. To some, counseling may be as simple as using the counselor as a sounding board, or as a way to navigate roadblocks in life. I support each individual based on their needs. I'm an ally to everyone because I love people and we all deserve kindness and respect.
Hi, I view counseling as a forum for acceptance and understanding that serves to facilitate and foster change. To some, counseling may be as simple as using the counselor as a sounding board, or as a way to navigate roadblocks in life. I support each individual based on their needs. I'm an ally to everyone because I love people and we all deserve kindness and respect.
(704) 610-1275 View (704) 610-1275
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Valari Knight Boston
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, CCP, GRC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28216
We are always reaching to be the best in all we do. This often times causes pressure as we try to meet standards other have set. We often feel that we are failures. Sometimes you may be pushed to bring the experiences of others into your life and that does not work. Have you set you own personal goals? Do you utilize the skills that are innate? Do you feel lost or abandoned? How is your self esteem? Are you interested in trying something new? Are you ready to overcome fears? Did you know that you are gifted and equipped?
We are always reaching to be the best in all we do. This often times causes pressure as we try to meet standards other have set. We often feel that we are failures. Sometimes you may be pushed to bring the experiences of others into your life and that does not work. Have you set you own personal goals? Do you utilize the skills that are innate? Do you feel lost or abandoned? How is your self esteem? Are you interested in trying something new? Are you ready to overcome fears? Did you know that you are gifted and equipped?
(704) 387-3234 View (704) 387-3234
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Stephanie Walthour
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28216  (Online Only)
Stephanie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) who specializes in improving the relationships and quality of life for her clients. She is dedicated to helping couples, families & adolescent clients deal with concerns ranging from sexual issues, abuse, anger management, depression, anxiety, LGBT, behavioral and self-esteem issues.
Stephanie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) who specializes in improving the relationships and quality of life for her clients. She is dedicated to helping couples, families & adolescent clients deal with concerns ranging from sexual issues, abuse, anger management, depression, anxiety, LGBT, behavioral and self-esteem issues.
(678) 730-0159 View (678) 730-0159
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Kadi-Ann Wong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28216
Hello! My name is Kadi-Ann Wong. I work with men, woman, teens and children who struggle with low self esteem, trauma, divorce, depression and anxiety! Life is full of ups and downs. We ALL go through it. It's important to know that you're not alone. Your struggles and trauma do not define you. You can heal, move forward and still be the best versions of yourself! It would be a pleasure and honor to help you along that journey. I am here to help! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions for me! Blessings!
Hello! My name is Kadi-Ann Wong. I work with men, woman, teens and children who struggle with low self esteem, trauma, divorce, depression and anxiety! Life is full of ups and downs. We ALL go through it. It's important to know that you're not alone. Your struggles and trauma do not define you. You can heal, move forward and still be the best versions of yourself! It would be a pleasure and honor to help you along that journey. I am here to help! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions for me! Blessings!
(704) 703-3421 View (704) 703-3421

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28216

90+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 28216 who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
89% Anxiety
70% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
63% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 28216 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28216?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.