Therapists in 28270

Photo of Samantha McGirt, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28270, NC
Samantha McGirt
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270  (Online Only)
Life is filled with many ups, downs, and uncertainties creating overwhelming stress, anxiety, and changes in one's mood. I am here to help you navigate your way through your journey towards healing, wholeness, and to thrive at life. I offer therapy for those who may be experiencing life changes or transitions, having difficulties in their personal relationships, depression, anxiety, and other challenges that may be affecting your thoughts, mood, and/or quality of life. My experiences have given me the valuable opportunity to work with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, and sexual backgrounds.
Life is filled with many ups, downs, and uncertainties creating overwhelming stress, anxiety, and changes in one's mood. I am here to help you navigate your way through your journey towards healing, wholeness, and to thrive at life. I offer therapy for those who may be experiencing life changes or transitions, having difficulties in their personal relationships, depression, anxiety, and other challenges that may be affecting your thoughts, mood, and/or quality of life. My experiences have given me the valuable opportunity to work with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, and sexual backgrounds.
(704) 610-3836 View (704) 610-3836
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Gregory David Lineberger
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270
Greg Lineberger is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). He enjoys serving individuals and couples of all ages and is passionate about helping families thrive. Greg and his wife Autumn have been married for 16 years and live in the Indian Trail area with their 6 children. They enjoy spending time together outdoors biking, swimming, camping, or just hanging out in Eno’s!
Greg Lineberger is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). He enjoys serving individuals and couples of all ages and is passionate about helping families thrive. Greg and his wife Autumn have been married for 16 years and live in the Indian Trail area with their 6 children. They enjoy spending time together outdoors biking, swimming, camping, or just hanging out in Eno’s!
(980) 280-1326 View (980) 280-1326
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Travis Steinebach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270
My name is Travis. I am an LCSW with a 15 year background in treating depression, anxiety and depression for children and adults. I have my masters degree from University of Charlotte. If you are reading this, you may very well be suffering and in need of support to live your life with less depression and more joy, less self doubt and greater confidence. If you are seeking services you are already moving in the right direction and i am here to help.
My name is Travis. I am an LCSW with a 15 year background in treating depression, anxiety and depression for children and adults. I have my masters degree from University of Charlotte. If you are reading this, you may very well be suffering and in need of support to live your life with less depression and more joy, less self doubt and greater confidence. If you are seeking services you are already moving in the right direction and i am here to help.
(980) 391-6738 View (980) 391-6738
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Chris Nealy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself setting goals that you rarely reach? Do you often feel that you've worked your hardest all day yet failed to complete the tasks in front of you? Living with executive functioning challenges can present invisible obstacles that others may minimize or dismiss as excuses. If you have ADHD and/or Autism, you are likely familiar with these situations, as well as the impact these repeated experiences can have on your emotional and mental well-being. As a person with ADHD, I assure you there are solutions!
Do you find yourself setting goals that you rarely reach? Do you often feel that you've worked your hardest all day yet failed to complete the tasks in front of you? Living with executive functioning challenges can present invisible obstacles that others may minimize or dismiss as excuses. If you have ADHD and/or Autism, you are likely familiar with these situations, as well as the impact these repeated experiences can have on your emotional and mental well-being. As a person with ADHD, I assure you there are solutions!
(980) 291-7072 View (980) 291-7072
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Nicole Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSW-G
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270
Not accepting new clients
We have transitions in life that make coping difficult at times. I believe that we all need a safe place to express ourselves. Therapy does not have to be sitting down talking about your childhood. (Although it might include this.) I like to use therapy to help a person find motivation and meaning in a sometimes hectic world. Whether you are dealing with grief, divorce, relationship problems or feeling the pressures of daily living, having a place to express yourself through words, art, and expressive play can release the tension and increase your coping skills.
We have transitions in life that make coping difficult at times. I believe that we all need a safe place to express ourselves. Therapy does not have to be sitting down talking about your childhood. (Although it might include this.) I like to use therapy to help a person find motivation and meaning in a sometimes hectic world. Whether you are dealing with grief, divorce, relationship problems or feeling the pressures of daily living, having a place to express yourself through words, art, and expressive play can release the tension and increase your coping skills.
(980) 220-4643 View (980) 220-4643
Photo of Laura P Barrett, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28270, NC
Laura P Barrett
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, PA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270
I would like to demonstrate to you how counseling can be a dynamic and proactive way to improve the quality of your life! People are finally realizing there are special techniques, educational tools and coping skills they can learn to battle depression, anxiety, eating disorders, as well as improve relationships. You no longer have to let your emotions control your life. Counseling provides a neutral third party where you can explore your issues in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Reach outward for understanding and awareness!
I would like to demonstrate to you how counseling can be a dynamic and proactive way to improve the quality of your life! People are finally realizing there are special techniques, educational tools and coping skills they can learn to battle depression, anxiety, eating disorders, as well as improve relationships. You no longer have to let your emotions control your life. Counseling provides a neutral third party where you can explore your issues in a safe, caring, and confidential environment. Reach outward for understanding and awareness!
(704) 666-7016 View (704) 666-7016
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Ann Glaser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270  (Online Only)
You deserve to live your life feeling centered, safe, and well. You don't have to meditate for hours every day, become a yogi master, or spend years in therapy to achieve this. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to explore your feelings, identify your strengths, become comfortable with yourself, and find peace.
You deserve to live your life feeling centered, safe, and well. You don't have to meditate for hours every day, become a yogi master, or spend years in therapy to achieve this. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to explore your feelings, identify your strengths, become comfortable with yourself, and find peace.
(704) 585-1738 View (704) 585-1738
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Sara Charles Goguen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
People seek counseling for many different reasons- to help treat depression, anxiety, adjustment, & relationship issues; to cope with life's challenges- ie.) grief, crisis, job related or family stress; or simply to improve their lives, gain greater stability & emotional well being. My ideal client is one who has made the first & often hardest step-acknowledging they are needing support to work on their current issues. My passion & niche is working with adult women and Moms, of all ages and stages. I primarily offer daytime appointments with limited evening & Saturday availability, to best support my own family & client needs.
People seek counseling for many different reasons- to help treat depression, anxiety, adjustment, & relationship issues; to cope with life's challenges- ie.) grief, crisis, job related or family stress; or simply to improve their lives, gain greater stability & emotional well being. My ideal client is one who has made the first & often hardest step-acknowledging they are needing support to work on their current issues. My passion & niche is working with adult women and Moms, of all ages and stages. I primarily offer daytime appointments with limited evening & Saturday availability, to best support my own family & client needs.
(704) 469-4178 View (704) 469-4178
Photo of Amy A. Hecht, Psychologist in 28270, NC
Amy A. Hecht
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270
Anais Nin said, "There comes a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud is more painful than the risk it takes to blossom. " Psychotherapy is sometimes the most effective way to begin to blossom. The slow and comfortable establishment of mutual trust will come first as we work to fully understand your unique personality and situation. Together we will explore the the source(s) of pain or struggle in your life & identify practical, workable solutions. You & I will work as a team to ensure you have the support you need as you begin to feel better about yourself and your life.
Anais Nin said, "There comes a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud is more painful than the risk it takes to blossom. " Psychotherapy is sometimes the most effective way to begin to blossom. The slow and comfortable establishment of mutual trust will come first as we work to fully understand your unique personality and situation. Together we will explore the the source(s) of pain or struggle in your life & identify practical, workable solutions. You & I will work as a team to ensure you have the support you need as you begin to feel better about yourself and your life.
(917) 652-6857 View (917) 652-6857
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Lance Robert Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHCS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270
Lance counsels youth, individuals, couples and families. He conducts support groups, workshops and seminars for churches and businesses. He is an ordained minister and has served in local churches as an associate pastor overseeing youth, men, and marriage ministries. Before seminary and pastoral ministry, he was an electronic engineer in Santa Clara, CA.
Lance counsels youth, individuals, couples and families. He conducts support groups, workshops and seminars for churches and businesses. He is an ordained minister and has served in local churches as an associate pastor overseeing youth, men, and marriage ministries. Before seminary and pastoral ministry, he was an electronic engineer in Santa Clara, CA.
(704) 842-9704 View (704) 842-9704
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Stephanie Guillen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270
You deserve a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. Have you found yourself to be overwhelmed, exhausted or feeling hopeless? Does the idea of dealing with todays' challenges bring about anxiety and dread? If you said yes to the above questions, imagine instead waking up with a sense of ease and vitality. I want to help you get to that place. It can be challenging to begin your healing journey. I would love to help ease that burden and am honored to hear about your situation.
You deserve a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning. Have you found yourself to be overwhelmed, exhausted or feeling hopeless? Does the idea of dealing with todays' challenges bring about anxiety and dread? If you said yes to the above questions, imagine instead waking up with a sense of ease and vitality. I want to help you get to that place. It can be challenging to begin your healing journey. I would love to help ease that burden and am honored to hear about your situation.
(704) 851-5617 View (704) 851-5617
Photo of Amy S Royal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28270, NC
Amy S Royal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, CDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270
Hello and welcome! I am one of the therapists at Next Chapter Counseling PLLC (visit our website via the link). I specialize in working with older adults, family caregivers, and mid-to older adults (primarily 50+) who are experiencing the stressors and transitions of middle age and beyond. This can include grief, loss, depression, anxiety, career changes, adjusting to new situations or environments, redefining purpose, navigating "empty nesting" or aging, dealing with difficult adult children, coping with chronic illness, caregiving responsibilities, and more.
Hello and welcome! I am one of the therapists at Next Chapter Counseling PLLC (visit our website via the link). I specialize in working with older adults, family caregivers, and mid-to older adults (primarily 50+) who are experiencing the stressors and transitions of middle age and beyond. This can include grief, loss, depression, anxiety, career changes, adjusting to new situations or environments, redefining purpose, navigating "empty nesting" or aging, dealing with difficult adult children, coping with chronic illness, caregiving responsibilities, and more.
(980) 291-4598 View (980) 291-4598
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Ashley Abraham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270  (Online Only)
Have you ever not felt like yourself, but couldn't quite figure out why? What if I told you this feeling is normal as life has a funny way of soliciting a myriad of unwarranted and unrecognizable emotions while navigating the everyday stressors of life. While everyone's experiences are different, there appears to be this shared commonality amongst the human race during which at some point, you experience increase worry, decreased motivation, unexpected changes of mood, fluctuating energy levels, and changes with your sleep and appetite. If this sounds like you right now, I encourage you to keep reading...
Have you ever not felt like yourself, but couldn't quite figure out why? What if I told you this feeling is normal as life has a funny way of soliciting a myriad of unwarranted and unrecognizable emotions while navigating the everyday stressors of life. While everyone's experiences are different, there appears to be this shared commonality amongst the human race during which at some point, you experience increase worry, decreased motivation, unexpected changes of mood, fluctuating energy levels, and changes with your sleep and appetite. If this sounds like you right now, I encourage you to keep reading...
(704) 666-9043 View (704) 666-9043
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Katherine Sherrill
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270
Beginning counseling can be an overwhelming process. At Sanctuary Counseling Group, we believe in creating therapeutic relationships with our clients that promote the healing of heart, mind, and soul. I believe that we are whole persons, with unique physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs, so I am committed to an eclectic approach to meet my clients where they are. Our sessions will always be focused on you and your needs. I strive to be genuine and open with my clients in offering support, encouragement, and reflection. Together, we will explore the issues that you bring to counseling in a holistic way.
Beginning counseling can be an overwhelming process. At Sanctuary Counseling Group, we believe in creating therapeutic relationships with our clients that promote the healing of heart, mind, and soul. I believe that we are whole persons, with unique physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs, so I am committed to an eclectic approach to meet my clients where they are. Our sessions will always be focused on you and your needs. I strive to be genuine and open with my clients in offering support, encouragement, and reflection. Together, we will explore the issues that you bring to counseling in a holistic way.
(563) 677-6134 View (563) 677-6134
Photo of Aimee Whaley, Licensed Professional Counselor in 28270, NC
Aimee Whaley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I help clients identify practical strategies to address the concerns that are important in their lives, all within a therapy space that is safe for those who feel alienated due to their neurodivergence, sexuality, gender, relationship configurations, and/or belief system.
I help clients identify practical strategies to address the concerns that are important in their lives, all within a therapy space that is safe for those who feel alienated due to their neurodivergence, sexuality, gender, relationship configurations, and/or belief system.
(704) 325-5093 View (704) 325-5093
Photo of Kellyne Williams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28270, NC
Kellyne Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Kellyne Williams, and I appreciate you visiting my page and having the bravery to do so. “The past is in your head, but the future is in your hands.” Just as the past has a part in shaping who you are now, the present will shape who you become. I am a therapist that works with women, men, and adolescent who struggles with anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, grief, self-esteem, sexual abuse, sexual addiction, and stress. I look forward to walking alongside you in your journey.
Hello! My name is Kellyne Williams, and I appreciate you visiting my page and having the bravery to do so. “The past is in your head, but the future is in your hands.” Just as the past has a part in shaping who you are now, the present will shape who you become. I am a therapist that works with women, men, and adolescent who struggles with anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, grief, self-esteem, sexual abuse, sexual addiction, and stress. I look forward to walking alongside you in your journey.
(704) 850-6329 View (704) 850-6329
Photo of Rebecca Blanchard, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28270, NC
Rebecca Blanchard
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28270
Starting therapy can be hard and you are brave to be here taking this first step. I’m passionate about helping clients and families accept themselves and each other. My goal is to create a safe space that allows you to meet yourself exactly where you are and shift the way that you or your child interacts with the world. I have experience supporting clients with anxiety, adoption/attachment needs, depression, grief/loss, mood disorders, parenting support, relationship issues, and trauma. As an EMDR trained therapist together we can process feelings, memories, and trauma that may be too difficult to manage alone.
Starting therapy can be hard and you are brave to be here taking this first step. I’m passionate about helping clients and families accept themselves and each other. My goal is to create a safe space that allows you to meet yourself exactly where you are and shift the way that you or your child interacts with the world. I have experience supporting clients with anxiety, adoption/attachment needs, depression, grief/loss, mood disorders, parenting support, relationship issues, and trauma. As an EMDR trained therapist together we can process feelings, memories, and trauma that may be too difficult to manage alone.
(704) 459-5195 View (704) 459-5195
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Danielle Whittington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270  (Online Only)
No matter what you are going through I am here to listen, support you and help you figure it all out. I want to help you alleviate your symptoms as well as find the root of the problem for long term healing. Not only putting on a Band-Aid but healing the wound. I want the therapeutic process to feel helpful and worthwhile. I work with sincerity, compassion and non-judgement. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and trauma.
No matter what you are going through I am here to listen, support you and help you figure it all out. I want to help you alleviate your symptoms as well as find the root of the problem for long term healing. Not only putting on a Band-Aid but healing the wound. I want the therapeutic process to feel helpful and worthwhile. I work with sincerity, compassion and non-judgement. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression and trauma.
(704) 666-9110 View (704) 666-9110
Photo of Dr. Galina Olivera-Celdran, Licensed Professional Counselor in 28270, NC
Dr. Galina Olivera-Celdran
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHC-S
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270
I offer counseling for PTSD, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD and relationship difficulties. If you struggle with PTSD because of the past traumas, I will gently help you decrease distress by processing and making sense of traumatic events and equipping you to respond rather than react in triggering situations. If you need counseling for anxiety and depression, we will work on skills to regulate your emotions, bring your anxiety to a healthy level, and help you experience joy, purpose and connection with others. If you seek counseling for OCD, I can help you tolerate uncertainty and fears to improve your quality of life.
I offer counseling for PTSD, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD and relationship difficulties. If you struggle with PTSD because of the past traumas, I will gently help you decrease distress by processing and making sense of traumatic events and equipping you to respond rather than react in triggering situations. If you need counseling for anxiety and depression, we will work on skills to regulate your emotions, bring your anxiety to a healthy level, and help you experience joy, purpose and connection with others. If you seek counseling for OCD, I can help you tolerate uncertainty and fears to improve your quality of life.
(704) 327-0383 View (704) 327-0383
Photo of Linda V Stewart, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28270, NC
Linda V Stewart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28270
My goal is to empower each person to discover his or her inner strengths and to live life as fully as possible. Through the therapeutic process you will gain a stronger sense of self and learn effective coping skills which are necessary to deal with the ongoing challenges and transitions that life brings to all of us. I use a variety of interventions including CBT - cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR - eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, MSC - mindful self compassion, and supportive counseling.
My goal is to empower each person to discover his or her inner strengths and to live life as fully as possible. Through the therapeutic process you will gain a stronger sense of self and learn effective coping skills which are necessary to deal with the ongoing challenges and transitions that life brings to all of us. I use a variety of interventions including CBT - cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR - eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, MSC - mindful self compassion, and supportive counseling.
(704) 710-8267 View (704) 710-8267

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28270

90+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 28270 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
69% Stress
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Aetna
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 28270 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28270?

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.