Therapists in 28277

Raymond J Ball
Counselor, BSc, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
Real change is hard, long-term work not meant to be done alone. Dysfunctions around sexuality, food, money and work (the so-called "process" addictions) are primarily a struggle with intimacy. One needs to understand THE FUNCTION OF one's own self - destructive behaviors: that self hatred is not low self esteem; that contempt for others is not good self concept; that my wife is not the problem; and that sex is not my greatest need. I am several steps ahead of you on a journey I encourage you to take. Real change is hard, don't do it alone. :)
Real change is hard, long-term work not meant to be done alone. Dysfunctions around sexuality, food, money and work (the so-called "process" addictions) are primarily a struggle with intimacy. One needs to understand THE FUNCTION OF one's own self - destructive behaviors: that self hatred is not low self esteem; that contempt for others is not good self concept; that my wife is not the problem; and that sex is not my greatest need. I am several steps ahead of you on a journey I encourage you to take. Real change is hard, don't do it alone. :)
(704) 577-4311 View (704) 577-4311
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Heather Tidwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Do you ever lay awake at night thinking about things you want to change, thinking about how you want to be happier, thinking that you wish someone understood what you were going through? I am here to help guide you through the process to begin working towards your desired change. I sincerely believe in treating the whole person and understand that many of us have experienced previous trauma/negative experiences, excessive worries that effects our ability to be what and who we want to be in many different areas of our lives.
Do you ever lay awake at night thinking about things you want to change, thinking about how you want to be happier, thinking that you wish someone understood what you were going through? I am here to help guide you through the process to begin working towards your desired change. I sincerely believe in treating the whole person and understand that many of us have experienced previous trauma/negative experiences, excessive worries that effects our ability to be what and who we want to be in many different areas of our lives.
(551) 231-7817 View (551) 231-7817
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Stephanie Goodson
Psychological Associate, MS, LPA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I specialize in comprehensive psychological evaluations for complex symptom presentations including autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions. I provide IQ testing, testing for giftedness, evaluation for Kindergarten readiness, school admissions testing, testing for IEP/ 504 planning, and high-stakes testing accommodations. I also provide therapy for older teens and adults with autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and parenting stress. I use assessment and therapy to promote self-compassion and joy!
I specialize in comprehensive psychological evaluations for complex symptom presentations including autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions. I provide IQ testing, testing for giftedness, evaluation for Kindergarten readiness, school admissions testing, testing for IEP/ 504 planning, and high-stakes testing accommodations. I also provide therapy for older teens and adults with autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and parenting stress. I use assessment and therapy to promote self-compassion and joy!
(704) 318-4462 View (704) 318-4462
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Cristina Andreescu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Are you living with worry, constantly moving from one concern to another and not really finding a break? Are you struggling to manage OCD yet nothing seems to make it stop? Is food or weight becoming a nagging thought in your mind? As a psychologist, I am trained to help adolescents and adults develop skills that will change these worries and reclaim a meaningful and satisfying life.
Are you living with worry, constantly moving from one concern to another and not really finding a break? Are you struggling to manage OCD yet nothing seems to make it stop? Is food or weight becoming a nagging thought in your mind? As a psychologist, I am trained to help adolescents and adults develop skills that will change these worries and reclaim a meaningful and satisfying life.
(704) 419-8071 View (704) 419-8071
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Jenna Kelley Haque
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Weekday appointments available: My approach to therapy is attachment based psychoanalysis with a trauma focus. All humans have the basic fundamental need to be loved, be seen, and be heard. Our beliefs, feelings, behavior patterns, and relational dynamics are driven by these needs before we could articulate. We learned about our world through our first relationships and these subconscious attachments. We work with the subconscious, identify how your attachment reinforces choices, and unworked through feelings. You may not have an identified traumatic experience; rather, you experienced an event that was too complex to process then.
Weekday appointments available: My approach to therapy is attachment based psychoanalysis with a trauma focus. All humans have the basic fundamental need to be loved, be seen, and be heard. Our beliefs, feelings, behavior patterns, and relational dynamics are driven by these needs before we could articulate. We learned about our world through our first relationships and these subconscious attachments. We work with the subconscious, identify how your attachment reinforces choices, and unworked through feelings. You may not have an identified traumatic experience; rather, you experienced an event that was too complex to process then.
(704) 286-8573 View (704) 286-8573
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Jennifer McConnell
Psychological Associate, MA, EdS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I work with children of all ages and their families by being passionate about promoting their academic, social, and emotional success. I strive to provide a greater understanding of a child's learning strengths and weaknesses through comprehensive assessments. Through counseling, I utilize an approach that teaches coping skills to help children in navigating strong emotions.
I work with children of all ages and their families by being passionate about promoting their academic, social, and emotional success. I strive to provide a greater understanding of a child's learning strengths and weaknesses through comprehensive assessments. Through counseling, I utilize an approach that teaches coping skills to help children in navigating strong emotions.
(704) 270-8402 View (704) 270-8402
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Lisa Kay Paden
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
Helping people lead more productive and healthy lives is the joy of my job as a therapist. I love working with people who are wanting something different than they now have, that may be issues around their relationships, their children, friends, jobs or maybe that they want something different from their lives. The first step is to ask for help. I have been a therapist for over 30 years and given many seminars, both tv and radio programs and feel that what I have learned can help people accomplish life goals with the right support.
Helping people lead more productive and healthy lives is the joy of my job as a therapist. I love working with people who are wanting something different than they now have, that may be issues around their relationships, their children, friends, jobs or maybe that they want something different from their lives. The first step is to ask for help. I have been a therapist for over 30 years and given many seminars, both tv and radio programs and feel that what I have learned can help people accomplish life goals with the right support.
(980) 246-3763 View (980) 246-3763
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Stefanie Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
I offer a comfortable and safe place to explore & express yourself. I listen & support without judgement. Together we will address concerns & determine the best course of treatment for lasting change. I will be with you as you experience & learn to cope with difficult feelings and emotions. If you are experiencing worry, sadness, crying, or just a feeling of being overwhelmed, I can help you find relief. I have over 25 years experience in mental health. I believe a therapeutic relationship should be based on self-determination, acceptance, & encouragement.
I offer a comfortable and safe place to explore & express yourself. I listen & support without judgement. Together we will address concerns & determine the best course of treatment for lasting change. I will be with you as you experience & learn to cope with difficult feelings and emotions. If you are experiencing worry, sadness, crying, or just a feeling of being overwhelmed, I can help you find relief. I have over 25 years experience in mental health. I believe a therapeutic relationship should be based on self-determination, acceptance, & encouragement.
(704) 610-3707 View (704) 610-3707
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Jenny Cianciolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Not accepting new clients
There are times in our life when we realize that we can't keep doing it alone and we need to reach out for help. Sometimes people we love hurt us. Intentionally, or unintentionally, we hurt them. We let each other down. Our children who are meant to be our greatest joy sometimes are a source of unimagined worry or pain. At times it feels that our life has not turned out how we believed it should have. This realization can feel lonely, be confusing and cause us tremendous pain. Having a safe person and a healthy, trusting relationship with an experienced therapist can help.
There are times in our life when we realize that we can't keep doing it alone and we need to reach out for help. Sometimes people we love hurt us. Intentionally, or unintentionally, we hurt them. We let each other down. Our children who are meant to be our greatest joy sometimes are a source of unimagined worry or pain. At times it feels that our life has not turned out how we believed it should have. This realization can feel lonely, be confusing and cause us tremendous pain. Having a safe person and a healthy, trusting relationship with an experienced therapist can help.
(980) 890-7144 View (980) 890-7144
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Jenny Caldwell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
I am passionate about working with individuals and families. I believe the client/ therapist relationship is a critical component of the therapeutic process and place emphasis on maintaining a nonjudgmental, caring, and safe environment for my clients. My compassion and use of evidence-based research models provide a space for me to empower and support clients. I believe that the therapy process is collaborative, both therapist and client work together to develop strategies and tools to help clients transition through stressful times. Using both long and short-term therapy approaches, I create an individual approach for clients.
I am passionate about working with individuals and families. I believe the client/ therapist relationship is a critical component of the therapeutic process and place emphasis on maintaining a nonjudgmental, caring, and safe environment for my clients. My compassion and use of evidence-based research models provide a space for me to empower and support clients. I believe that the therapy process is collaborative, both therapist and client work together to develop strategies and tools to help clients transition through stressful times. Using both long and short-term therapy approaches, I create an individual approach for clients.
(980) 326-4831 View (980) 326-4831
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Morgan Enright
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LPC-S, AAMFT-S, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
Dr. Morgan Enright has been helping individuals, couples, and families over the last decade find health and wholeness. As co-founder of One:12 Counseling, he is passionate about helping people become emotionally and spiritually healthy as individuals as well as in their relationships, working with: couples to develop healthy communication, process anger and disappointment, heal from past hurt, and deal with sexual intimacy difficulties; families in turmoil to be able to heal and reconnect; adolescents and young adults to develop healthy life skills, positive goals, and foster their identity in Christ; men who struggle with pornography and sexual addiction to find freedom and wholeness.
Dr. Morgan Enright has been helping individuals, couples, and families over the last decade find health and wholeness. As co-founder of One:12 Counseling, he is passionate about helping people become emotionally and spiritually healthy as individuals as well as in their relationships, working with: couples to develop healthy communication, process anger and disappointment, heal from past hurt, and deal with sexual intimacy difficulties; families in turmoil to be able to heal and reconnect; adolescents and young adults to develop healthy life skills, positive goals, and foster their identity in Christ; men who struggle with pornography and sexual addiction to find freedom and wholeness.
(704) 706-9451 View (704) 706-9451
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Amber Pearson Bowen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Have you experienced a trauma that you are ready to process in a safe space? Struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem? Are you ready to take back your power and move to a healthier version of yourself.
Have you experienced a trauma that you are ready to process in a safe space? Struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem? Are you ready to take back your power and move to a healthier version of yourself.
(704) 327-0952 View (704) 327-0952
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Ashley A Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
My goal for therapy is to help individuals and families live the best and most fulfilling lives possible. Sometimes life hands us experiences that we aren't prepared for and struggle to navigate on our own. Individuals face different levels of stress and problems which require varying treatment approaches. My training and experience with evidenced based therapeutic models allows me to provide the most effective treatment for my clients. Taking the first step can be difficult and I am here to help to make this a comfortable process. I look forward to taking these next steps together.
My goal for therapy is to help individuals and families live the best and most fulfilling lives possible. Sometimes life hands us experiences that we aren't prepared for and struggle to navigate on our own. Individuals face different levels of stress and problems which require varying treatment approaches. My training and experience with evidenced based therapeutic models allows me to provide the most effective treatment for my clients. Taking the first step can be difficult and I am here to help to make this a comfortable process. I look forward to taking these next steps together.
(704) 325-5850 View (704) 325-5850
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The Gift of Peace Counseling & Wellness, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals like you and me, who have become accustomed to putting themselves last, trying to control things outside of their control, lack emotional awareness and at times, lose the motivation to find meaning in life. That does not have to continue to be your story. I offer individual counseling to North Carolina and South Carolina residents using a virtual platform.
I work with individuals like you and me, who have become accustomed to putting themselves last, trying to control things outside of their control, lack emotional awareness and at times, lose the motivation to find meaning in life. That does not have to continue to be your story. I offer individual counseling to North Carolina and South Carolina residents using a virtual platform.
(704) 459-7919 View (704) 459-7919
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Crystal Dawn O'Gorman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
If you're feeling hurt by your relationships, have a negative view of yourself, or you're experiencing mental health distress, I would welcome the opportunity to support you. I work with teens and adults who are experiencing crisis, trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I believe everyone deserves to feel heard, accepted, validated, and cared for. Through our work, you will gain clarity over patterns of thinking, feeling, and being. You will also experience improved connections as well as greater compassion, confidence, and character resilience.
If you're feeling hurt by your relationships, have a negative view of yourself, or you're experiencing mental health distress, I would welcome the opportunity to support you. I work with teens and adults who are experiencing crisis, trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I believe everyone deserves to feel heard, accepted, validated, and cared for. Through our work, you will gain clarity over patterns of thinking, feeling, and being. You will also experience improved connections as well as greater compassion, confidence, and character resilience.
(704) 741-7596 x113 View (704) 741-7596 x113
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Suzanne Medlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Patient hours: Wed & Fri 8am-2pm. Remote/virtual sessions also available. Are you going through a tough time and feel like life is unraveling before your eyes? Does it seem like nobody understands what you are going through or you're on an emotional rollercoaster? Thought you would never be in this place? Do you feel alone, anxious, depressed and just want to wave a magic wand and feel better? Do you want to feel hopeful you can do things differently? Do you need to take care of yourself?
Patient hours: Wed & Fri 8am-2pm. Remote/virtual sessions also available. Are you going through a tough time and feel like life is unraveling before your eyes? Does it seem like nobody understands what you are going through or you're on an emotional rollercoaster? Thought you would never be in this place? Do you feel alone, anxious, depressed and just want to wave a magic wand and feel better? Do you want to feel hopeful you can do things differently? Do you need to take care of yourself?
(980) 319-1805 View (980) 319-1805
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Tammie Cooke
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, ADC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I am dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of individuals who are battling addiction. My goal is to be a beacon of hope and support for individuals as they embark on their journey to recovery. I am dedicated to empowering them with the tools and strategies needed to overcome addiction and lead fulfilling, healthy lives. I am committed to fostering a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their challenges, develop coping mechanisms, and ultimately find a path to sobriety.
I am dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of individuals who are battling addiction. My goal is to be a beacon of hope and support for individuals as they embark on their journey to recovery. I am dedicated to empowering them with the tools and strategies needed to overcome addiction and lead fulfilling, healthy lives. I am committed to fostering a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients can explore their challenges, develop coping mechanisms, and ultimately find a path to sobriety.
(704) 459-8622 View (704) 459-8622
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LeeAnna Perry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28277
LeeAnna seeks to provide a safe space in therapy for individuals and families to process, learn about themselves, and grow to find emotional healing and wholeness. LeeAnna is goal and process oriented in her work. She acknowledges the work of the whole person including spirituality. Trained in many different modalities she is able to be diverse in approach. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, families and individual adults. She is an LMFT in North and South Carolina and (RPT) Registered Play Therapist.
LeeAnna seeks to provide a safe space in therapy for individuals and families to process, learn about themselves, and grow to find emotional healing and wholeness. LeeAnna is goal and process oriented in her work. She acknowledges the work of the whole person including spirituality. Trained in many different modalities she is able to be diverse in approach. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, families and individual adults. She is an LMFT in North and South Carolina and (RPT) Registered Play Therapist.
(704) 610-3623 View (704) 610-3623
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Lori Brinkley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
Hi, I'm so happy you're here! My name is Lori Brinkley and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 23 years of clinical experience. I treat a wide range of areas including trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, postpartum, adult children of alcoholics, co-dependency, parenting/co-parenting, boundaries, divorce, caretaking, work-life balance, adoptees, and couples feeling disconnected and isolated. I also provide "couple's counseling for one" which is when one partner is not ready for therapy, where I meet with the willing participant to learn new tools, coping skills, & boundaries to implement in their relationship.
Hi, I'm so happy you're here! My name is Lori Brinkley and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 23 years of clinical experience. I treat a wide range of areas including trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, postpartum, adult children of alcoholics, co-dependency, parenting/co-parenting, boundaries, divorce, caretaking, work-life balance, adoptees, and couples feeling disconnected and isolated. I also provide "couple's counseling for one" which is when one partner is not ready for therapy, where I meet with the willing participant to learn new tools, coping skills, & boundaries to implement in their relationship.
(704) 753-8240 View (704) 753-8240
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Amit Patel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
Life is beautiful when we are in harmony with the universe and heal through our challenges. I would be honored to be a part of your journey to live a little more at peace and find your way through life’s circumstances. I excel in working with patients who have anxiety, depression, crisis situations, eating disorders, cultural acclimation issues, or racial trauma amongst many other areas of specialty. I enjoy healing through targeted therapies and helping you connect to the vast opportunities provided by the universe to get back to the joy of living. Practicing with care, compassion and empathy are my strong suits. All are welcome.
Life is beautiful when we are in harmony with the universe and heal through our challenges. I would be honored to be a part of your journey to live a little more at peace and find your way through life’s circumstances. I excel in working with patients who have anxiety, depression, crisis situations, eating disorders, cultural acclimation issues, or racial trauma amongst many other areas of specialty. I enjoy healing through targeted therapies and helping you connect to the vast opportunities provided by the universe to get back to the joy of living. Practicing with care, compassion and empathy are my strong suits. All are welcome.
(704) 459-6687 View (704) 459-6687

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28277

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 28277 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
76% Stress
72% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Aetna
49% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 28277 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28277?

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.