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Dawn-Marie Farrell-Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680  (Online Only)
It's hard to find someone who understands. It's hard showing people the real you. You're tired of being strong, but you've never been given any other choice. You're tired of wearing a mask, but you're afraid of what you'd find if you took the mask off. Perhaps you compare yourself to others and feel like you're supposed to be better or do better than you're doing. You're tired of feeling like you don't fit in, and you're sure that the only people in your life are only there because they don't know the real you. If any of these statements resonate with you, you've come to the right place.
It's hard to find someone who understands. It's hard showing people the real you. You're tired of being strong, but you've never been given any other choice. You're tired of wearing a mask, but you're afraid of what you'd find if you took the mask off. Perhaps you compare yourself to others and feel like you're supposed to be better or do better than you're doing. You're tired of feeling like you don't fit in, and you're sure that the only people in your life are only there because they don't know the real you. If any of these statements resonate with you, you've come to the right place.
(864) 319-0396 View (864) 319-0396
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Marilyn Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Simpsonville, SC 29680  (Online Only)
Congratulations! You're moving toward the life you want. Exploring solutions to challenges and making life-transitions takes commitment to your growth. Are you dealing with fear, sadness, anxiety, frustration or depression? Are you looking for ways to balance work, family and your needs? Are the emotional and social impacts of a physical condition becoming overwhelming? Are you looking for help to manage the well being of a loved one? Do you want to better understand your motivations, behaviors and develop ways to get your needs met more effectively? These are a few of the concerns we can explore together.
Congratulations! You're moving toward the life you want. Exploring solutions to challenges and making life-transitions takes commitment to your growth. Are you dealing with fear, sadness, anxiety, frustration or depression? Are you looking for ways to balance work, family and your needs? Are the emotional and social impacts of a physical condition becoming overwhelming? Are you looking for help to manage the well being of a loved one? Do you want to better understand your motivations, behaviors and develop ways to get your needs met more effectively? These are a few of the concerns we can explore together.
(864) 619-4687 View (864) 619-4687
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Giovanna Burgess Geathers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPC/S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Offering Teletherapy/Online Counseling. Are you your own worst enemy and just can’t seem to get out of your own way? Do you feel hopeless and stuck in life or in a relationship? Do you struggle with perfectionism and never feel good enough? Are you anxious, depressed, sad or angry? Are you still trapped in the past? Do you struggle with Daddy/Mommy issues? Are you seeing the same patterns in your life from year to year no matter how hard you try to change them? If any of these describe you, then I would love to work with you. Warning: You may end up getting the results you have been wanting!
Offering Teletherapy/Online Counseling. Are you your own worst enemy and just can’t seem to get out of your own way? Do you feel hopeless and stuck in life or in a relationship? Do you struggle with perfectionism and never feel good enough? Are you anxious, depressed, sad or angry? Are you still trapped in the past? Do you struggle with Daddy/Mommy issues? Are you seeing the same patterns in your life from year to year no matter how hard you try to change them? If any of these describe you, then I would love to work with you. Warning: You may end up getting the results you have been wanting!
(864) 640-4255 View (864) 640-4255
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Shanta Milner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from a variety of evidence-based treatments and modalities. I incorporate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based practices to create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your goals and preferences. By working collaboratively, we can explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in a safe and nonjudgmental environment, empowering you to develop coping strategies and insights that foster positive change and growth.
My approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from a variety of evidence-based treatments and modalities. I incorporate techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based practices to create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your goals and preferences. By working collaboratively, we can explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in a safe and nonjudgmental environment, empowering you to develop coping strategies and insights that foster positive change and growth.
(864) 399-1716 View (864) 399-1716
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Dr. Dominique Vedrine
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LMFT/S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680
I believe the most important story you will ever hear that will impact your life is the one you continually tell and believe about yourself. My goal as your therapist is to help individuals, couples and families take the necessary steps needed to heal via helping them re-author their story. The work I do with people involves helping them heal through facing their hard truths. Through my experience with personal hardships and what society would see as failures, I have come to the realization that perfection is an illusion and a more realistic obtainable goal is to strive for excellence – meaning continually trying to do your best.
I believe the most important story you will ever hear that will impact your life is the one you continually tell and believe about yourself. My goal as your therapist is to help individuals, couples and families take the necessary steps needed to heal via helping them re-author their story. The work I do with people involves helping them heal through facing their hard truths. Through my experience with personal hardships and what society would see as failures, I have come to the realization that perfection is an illusion and a more realistic obtainable goal is to strive for excellence – meaning continually trying to do your best.
(864) 523-0175 View (864) 523-0175
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Amanda Bryant
MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680  (Online Only)
Let’s Talk! The stigma on Mental Health has encouraged me to advocate and bring awareness to the fact that we all in some way, shape, or form experience some type of challenge even if it is only situational. You do not have to let it define you. Sometimes talking through situations allows for recognition and growth, leading to a more productive and fulfilling life.
Let’s Talk! The stigma on Mental Health has encouraged me to advocate and bring awareness to the fact that we all in some way, shape, or form experience some type of challenge even if it is only situational. You do not have to let it define you. Sometimes talking through situations allows for recognition and growth, leading to a more productive and fulfilling life.
(864) 428-7159 View (864) 428-7159
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Ashley Franks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Experience transformation by overcoming personal challenges. Picture a routine workday interrupted by a blaring fire alarm. While colleagues dismiss it, within you, panic rises – a tight chest, a racing heart. These episodes, more frequent lately, stem from buried past traumas. Recognizing the need for change is the first step towards growth. Embracing transformation is within reach; together, let's pave the way to a brighter, more empowered future.
Experience transformation by overcoming personal challenges. Picture a routine workday interrupted by a blaring fire alarm. While colleagues dismiss it, within you, panic rises – a tight chest, a racing heart. These episodes, more frequent lately, stem from buried past traumas. Recognizing the need for change is the first step towards growth. Embracing transformation is within reach; together, let's pave the way to a brighter, more empowered future.
(864) 635-4522 View (864) 635-4522
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Regina Gentry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Simpsonville, SC 29680
With over 20 years experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, narcissist abuse and OCD, I treat my clients with compassion and understanding. I equip them with new found skills and techniques to deal with life's transitions and challenges. I work from an empowering and strength based perspective. I work with highly motivated clients in a nonjudgemental, open and caring environment. Life can be hard and having someone with the education and skills to help coach us along the way can make a big difference in having a joyful, fulfilling and peaceful life.
With over 20 years experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, narcissist abuse and OCD, I treat my clients with compassion and understanding. I equip them with new found skills and techniques to deal with life's transitions and challenges. I work from an empowering and strength based perspective. I work with highly motivated clients in a nonjudgemental, open and caring environment. Life can be hard and having someone with the education and skills to help coach us along the way can make a big difference in having a joyful, fulfilling and peaceful life.
(864) 312-7280 View (864) 312-7280
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Amy Campbell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Are you looking to thrive, overcome, and persevere in a life that feels too overwhelming? Are you the concerned parent of a teenager and need the peace of mind knowing that they are okay? I am a licensed professional counselor and have worked in a variety of settings and across the lifespan (from children to adults). I specialize in working with adolescents, as well as adults who are going through difficult life transitions, including trauma, grief, and divorce.
Are you looking to thrive, overcome, and persevere in a life that feels too overwhelming? Are you the concerned parent of a teenager and need the peace of mind knowing that they are okay? I am a licensed professional counselor and have worked in a variety of settings and across the lifespan (from children to adults). I specialize in working with adolescents, as well as adults who are going through difficult life transitions, including trauma, grief, and divorce.
(864) 734-4640 View (864) 734-4640
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Stacy Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC, CACI, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Not accepting new clients
Has life become unmanageable? Are you feeling overwhelmed, unable to focus and like you are being pulled in too many directions? Sometimes you may use coping skills that have become harmful to your health, job or relationships.
Has life become unmanageable? Are you feeling overwhelmed, unable to focus and like you are being pulled in too many directions? Sometimes you may use coping skills that have become harmful to your health, job or relationships.
(864) 383-1484 View (864) 383-1484
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Friederike Wilday
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Not accepting new clients
Are you experiencing challenges that are becoming harder to work through as each day passes? Difficulties managing moods, low self esteem, stress and worries can impact many areas of life such as work, school and relationships. I will walk alongside you as you build skills, confront self-limiting beliefs and heal from events keeping you stuck in place.
Are you experiencing challenges that are becoming harder to work through as each day passes? Difficulties managing moods, low self esteem, stress and worries can impact many areas of life such as work, school and relationships. I will walk alongside you as you build skills, confront self-limiting beliefs and heal from events keeping you stuck in place.
(864) 481-1467 View (864) 481-1467
Tabitha Speaks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Change comes in many forms. I enjoy working with individuals and families to foster a safe environment to help with transitioning through out life's changes. I offer psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy working with a wide range of people and their emotional concerns. My areas of interest include, but are not limited to: habit change and goal setting, mood disorders, substance use, adjustment disorders, recovery from loss as well as other emotional and behavioral concerns. If you or someone you know may need help, please contact me by phone or email to schedule an appointment.
Change comes in many forms. I enjoy working with individuals and families to foster a safe environment to help with transitioning through out life's changes. I offer psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy working with a wide range of people and their emotional concerns. My areas of interest include, but are not limited to: habit change and goal setting, mood disorders, substance use, adjustment disorders, recovery from loss as well as other emotional and behavioral concerns. If you or someone you know may need help, please contact me by phone or email to schedule an appointment.
(864) 640-4844 View (864) 640-4844
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Currently we are not accepting new clients.
RN, NC-BC, BCC
Verified Verified
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Not accepting new clients
If you would like to take steps toward living an extraordinary life despite your challenges, I can help. Reducing your stress can mean the difference between feeling fully alive and functioning at your peak, versus feeling ill and functionally compromised. The scale and promise of the new brain sciences are remarkable. Integrative Nurse Coaches have the knowledge, experience and skills to communicate with physicians and other health practitioners as part of a comprehensive coaching model to bridge many gaps in your care.
If you would like to take steps toward living an extraordinary life despite your challenges, I can help. Reducing your stress can mean the difference between feeling fully alive and functioning at your peak, versus feeling ill and functionally compromised. The scale and promise of the new brain sciences are remarkable. Integrative Nurse Coaches have the knowledge, experience and skills to communicate with physicians and other health practitioners as part of a comprehensive coaching model to bridge many gaps in your care.
(864) 438-3577 View (864) 438-3577
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Reproductive Journey Counseling & Support
MEd, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Bundle of joy? Becoming a parent is so much more than labor and delivery. In fact, the transition begins long before the due date. For most, the journey begins with the idea of creating family. Even your outlook on the world can change once you've embarked on some part of this path. And while imagined to be only wondrous, becoming parents can also present significant challenges. If you have concerns around fertility, loss, pregnancy / postpartum distress, childbirth, hormonal changes, adoption or the many other topics during this phase of life- we can help.
Bundle of joy? Becoming a parent is so much more than labor and delivery. In fact, the transition begins long before the due date. For most, the journey begins with the idea of creating family. Even your outlook on the world can change once you've embarked on some part of this path. And while imagined to be only wondrous, becoming parents can also present significant challenges. If you have concerns around fertility, loss, pregnancy / postpartum distress, childbirth, hormonal changes, adoption or the many other topics during this phase of life- we can help.
(864) 301-6198 View (864) 301-6198
Greenville Therapy Center, PA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, LMFT
Verified Verified
Simpsonville, SC 29680
We provide high quality psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. Our mission is to provide a caring, respectful environment where we assist individuals, couples, and families in coping with life's challenges. Our experienced therapists help clients build skills to reduce troubling symptoms, improve relationships, and enhance personal growth. Shree Yongue, LISW-CP; Steve Compton, LISW-CP; Frankie Rhodes, LPC; LAC, Karen Scott, Psy D.
We provide high quality psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. Our mission is to provide a caring, respectful environment where we assist individuals, couples, and families in coping with life's challenges. Our experienced therapists help clients build skills to reduce troubling symptoms, improve relationships, and enhance personal growth. Shree Yongue, LISW-CP; Steve Compton, LISW-CP; Frankie Rhodes, LPC; LAC, Karen Scott, Psy D.
(864) 900-9089 View (864) 900-9089
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Suntia Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Whether you’re dealing with low self confidence, relationship challenges, navigating a difficult transition in your life, or struggling to heal past traumas, you don’t have to face your problems alone. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Couples Therapist who works with teens, individuals and couples who want to create better lives and healthier relationships. Not only do I offer 1:1 therapy and marriage counseling, but I also offer virtual relationship coaching and HIPAA compliant tele-mental health services, so you can get the support you need from the comfort of your own home. No office visit required!
Whether you’re dealing with low self confidence, relationship challenges, navigating a difficult transition in your life, or struggling to heal past traumas, you don’t have to face your problems alone. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Couples Therapist who works with teens, individuals and couples who want to create better lives and healthier relationships. Not only do I offer 1:1 therapy and marriage counseling, but I also offer virtual relationship coaching and HIPAA compliant tele-mental health services, so you can get the support you need from the comfort of your own home. No office visit required!
(864) 674-1726 View (864) 674-1726
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Rosa L Snaric New Beginnings Palmetto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SIT, CC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Now accepting new clients! Life has challenges and road blocks sometimes help is needed to move forward on the path to happiness and inner peace. Everyone has the desire to create change I can help give you the resources to make effective changes in your life. I use a collective approach of therapeutic models to develop goals to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. We can develop a clear comprehensive plan for your life that inspires happiness, meaningful relationships, success, and life meaning for you and your family. Call today (864)356-3184.
Now accepting new clients! Life has challenges and road blocks sometimes help is needed to move forward on the path to happiness and inner peace. Everyone has the desire to create change I can help give you the resources to make effective changes in your life. I use a collective approach of therapeutic models to develop goals to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. We can develop a clear comprehensive plan for your life that inspires happiness, meaningful relationships, success, and life meaning for you and your family. Call today (864)356-3184.
(864) 610-1422 View (864) 610-1422
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Mark Goldsmith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Waitlist for new clients
Life is hard. If the difficulties you face are overwhelming, having another person walk with you may make all the difference. Therapy can be a means to identify and overcome challenges in your life, and those of your loved ones, and provide you the healing and courage you need to live and love to the fullest. My experience treating issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, spirituality, grief, men's issues, and marriage/relationships, enable me to accompany you through the dark seasons of your life, and help you find hope when it is hard to find.
Life is hard. If the difficulties you face are overwhelming, having another person walk with you may make all the difference. Therapy can be a means to identify and overcome challenges in your life, and those of your loved ones, and provide you the healing and courage you need to live and love to the fullest. My experience treating issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, spirituality, grief, men's issues, and marriage/relationships, enable me to accompany you through the dark seasons of your life, and help you find hope when it is hard to find.
(864) 803-5069 View (864) 803-5069
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Leo J. Newman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Living with a chronic health condition or pain can be overwhelming, scary, and confusing. At times you don't recognize yourself anymore, and you wonder what new limitations the day might bring. You know these struggles are somehow behind your depressed and anxious feelings, and you feel alone...that no one understands. Right now, you have more questions than answers, but you know you'd do anything to get your life back. The roller coaster of doctor visits, medication changes, and emotions is becoming too much and you're ready to get off the roller coaster and feel grounded again.
Living with a chronic health condition or pain can be overwhelming, scary, and confusing. At times you don't recognize yourself anymore, and you wonder what new limitations the day might bring. You know these struggles are somehow behind your depressed and anxious feelings, and you feel alone...that no one understands. Right now, you have more questions than answers, but you know you'd do anything to get your life back. The roller coaster of doctor visits, medication changes, and emotions is becoming too much and you're ready to get off the roller coaster and feel grounded again.
(864) 920-1431 View (864) 920-1431
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Terrence D Wyatt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Are you hurting from ordeals and stressors in life? Have you struggled to experience success in an area but don't know where to begin? Do you need someone to listen to you with understanding and without judgement? From personal experience, I understand how life's obstacles can hinder us from living the life we want to live. I am here to support you on your journey to becoming a better you.
Are you hurting from ordeals and stressors in life? Have you struggled to experience success in an area but don't know where to begin? Do you need someone to listen to you with understanding and without judgement? From personal experience, I understand how life's obstacles can hinder us from living the life we want to live. I am here to support you on your journey to becoming a better you.
(864) 514-8368 View (864) 514-8368

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 29680

50+

Average cost per session

$115

Therapists in 29680 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Coping Skills
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
74% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 29680 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 29680?

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.