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Mia Garret
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, GA 30026  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Mia and I'm so glad you're here. I believe that mental wellness is attainable for everyone who is willing to do the work. Like cultivating a beautiful garden, although the work can be difficult and sometimes messy, the results are beautiful and miraculous. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with the foundation of Positive and Self Psychology we will take a closer look at your beliefs, behaviors, and experiences with the goal of increasing health and getting rid of what is no longer serving you.
Hi, I'm Mia and I'm so glad you're here. I believe that mental wellness is attainable for everyone who is willing to do the work. Like cultivating a beautiful garden, although the work can be difficult and sometimes messy, the results are beautiful and miraculous. Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with the foundation of Positive and Self Psychology we will take a closer look at your beliefs, behaviors, and experiences with the goal of increasing health and getting rid of what is no longer serving you.
(678) 605-9866 View (678) 605-9866
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Jessica Szokoly
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC
Verified Verified
Duluth, GA 30026
As a therapist, my main goal is to empower people to make positive changes and improve relationships. I also have a passion for helping families affected by addiction. In practice I use person centered therapy techniques as a basis for building the counseling relationship which will create a safe space for you to work on accomplishing goals. I cater therapy to individual client needs using evidence based approaches to therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as motivational interviewing, mindfulness based therapy, and solution focused therapies to help clients identify and overcome roadblocks to change.
As a therapist, my main goal is to empower people to make positive changes and improve relationships. I also have a passion for helping families affected by addiction. In practice I use person centered therapy techniques as a basis for building the counseling relationship which will create a safe space for you to work on accomplishing goals. I cater therapy to individual client needs using evidence based approaches to therapy such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as motivational interviewing, mindfulness based therapy, and solution focused therapies to help clients identify and overcome roadblocks to change.
(770) 604-1630 View (770) 604-1630
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Mindy Pierce
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Duluth, GA 30026
I received my MA in Counseling Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), specializing in working with men and women who are having difficulty balancing life and a variety of struggles (ranging from addictions, relationships, work, parenting, depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.). I work with survivors of abuse, domestic violence, and complex sexual trauma; substance abuse; families impacted by porn or infidelity; and veterans or first responders who are having difficulty managing the impact of their work.
I received my MA in Counseling Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), specializing in working with men and women who are having difficulty balancing life and a variety of struggles (ranging from addictions, relationships, work, parenting, depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.). I work with survivors of abuse, domestic violence, and complex sexual trauma; substance abuse; families impacted by porn or infidelity; and veterans or first responders who are having difficulty managing the impact of their work.
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Brianna Gaynor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Duluth, GA 30026
I specialize in psychological evaluations to address mood/behavioral disorders, learning disabilties, ADHD, and parental issues. My focus in therapy is in helping the client develop a stronger sense of self-sufficiency and wholeness. It takes a lot of courage to come to therapy and be vulnerable, and I strive to honor this. Therapy works best when there is a strong therapeutic alliance and clear goals; therefore, these are the main focus of the initial therapy sessions. I have worked with a variety of clients from childhood to middle adulthood, and through relationship and consistency am able to help clients make valuable and lasting change.
I specialize in psychological evaluations to address mood/behavioral disorders, learning disabilties, ADHD, and parental issues. My focus in therapy is in helping the client develop a stronger sense of self-sufficiency and wholeness. It takes a lot of courage to come to therapy and be vulnerable, and I strive to honor this. Therapy works best when there is a strong therapeutic alliance and clear goals; therefore, these are the main focus of the initial therapy sessions. I have worked with a variety of clients from childhood to middle adulthood, and through relationship and consistency am able to help clients make valuable and lasting change.
(678) 701-4019 View (678) 701-4019
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Northeast Georgia Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Duluth, GA 30026
If you feel out of control and struggle with impulsive choices, I can help. I use the DBT to help you stop destructive behaviors, increase your probability of positive emotions and decrease your probability of negative emotions. I have 10 years of experience helping clients reduce or stop suicidal, self harm, sexual acting out, drug or alcohol and toxic relationship behaviors. My goal is to help my clients reach a life worth living, meet life on life's terms, enjoy successes and negotiate problems with self respect and confidence. Schedule an appointment today to see if I can help you or your loved one.
If you feel out of control and struggle with impulsive choices, I can help. I use the DBT to help you stop destructive behaviors, increase your probability of positive emotions and decrease your probability of negative emotions. I have 10 years of experience helping clients reduce or stop suicidal, self harm, sexual acting out, drug or alcohol and toxic relationship behaviors. My goal is to help my clients reach a life worth living, meet life on life's terms, enjoy successes and negotiate problems with self respect and confidence. Schedule an appointment today to see if I can help you or your loved one.
(770) 271-5040 View (770) 271-5040
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LeeAnn Coffey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, GA 30026
I have worked with children, teens, and adults for 20 years and am honored that each person has chosen to share their life with me. I conduct psychotherapy/counseling sessions with individuals, couples, and families. I strictly adhere to the Social Worker's Code of Ethics. I will meet you where you would like to start in this process, joining with you to set achievable therapeutic goals in a supportive, caring, and non-judgmental atmosphere.
I have worked with children, teens, and adults for 20 years and am honored that each person has chosen to share their life with me. I conduct psychotherapy/counseling sessions with individuals, couples, and families. I strictly adhere to the Social Worker's Code of Ethics. I will meet you where you would like to start in this process, joining with you to set achievable therapeutic goals in a supportive, caring, and non-judgmental atmosphere.
(225) 228-4278 View (225) 228-4278
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Deanne Beaton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAT, EMDR, DBT, PIT
Verified Verified
Duluth, GA 30026
I work diligently to provide a safe place for individuals and couples seeking to address issues such as relationship dysfunction, depression, anxiety, addiction, codependency, and trauma, especially where these issues negatively impact a client's ability to maintain a sense of reverence for self or connection and intimacy with others. I discover with each client his or her strengths and ways to utilize these strengths to facilitate growth and healing. I combine a knowledge of psychotherapeutic strategies for healing with spiritual principles to weave a pathway for growth and healing for each precious soul.
I work diligently to provide a safe place for individuals and couples seeking to address issues such as relationship dysfunction, depression, anxiety, addiction, codependency, and trauma, especially where these issues negatively impact a client's ability to maintain a sense of reverence for self or connection and intimacy with others. I discover with each client his or her strengths and ways to utilize these strengths to facilitate growth and healing. I combine a knowledge of psychotherapeutic strategies for healing with spiritual principles to weave a pathway for growth and healing for each precious soul.
(678) 971-0176 View (678) 971-0176
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Heather Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, GA 30026
As a clinician at Counsel Connections (formerly named Thriveworks Counseling), it is my goal to help clients find hope, healing and wholeness. I specialize in working with women who have trauma/abuse/PTSD histories. Anxiety and depression are major focuses of the work I do. Additionally, I specialize in the adoption field, serving birth mothers/families, adoptive families, and adoptees.
As a clinician at Counsel Connections (formerly named Thriveworks Counseling), it is my goal to help clients find hope, healing and wholeness. I specialize in working with women who have trauma/abuse/PTSD histories. Anxiety and depression are major focuses of the work I do. Additionally, I specialize in the adoption field, serving birth mothers/families, adoptive families, and adoptees.
(770) 288-5901 View (770) 288-5901
Photo of Jessica Newman Buchholz, Psychologist in 30026, GA
Jessica Newman Buchholz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Duluth, GA 30026
I enjoy helping overfunctioners live a more balanced life. Another way to think of it is if you struggle with perfectionism and overachieving to the point of stress/exhaustion or anxiety/depression, I can help you learn to love and accept yourself as you are and be okay with using self-care and asking for help when you need it! I am also passionate about working with teens preparing for or adjusting to college and helping people manage tough life transitions, overcome self-criticism, learn when and how to say ‘no’ (set boundaries) so that you can start saying ‘yes’ to yourself, and work through past traumas.
I enjoy helping overfunctioners live a more balanced life. Another way to think of it is if you struggle with perfectionism and overachieving to the point of stress/exhaustion or anxiety/depression, I can help you learn to love and accept yourself as you are and be okay with using self-care and asking for help when you need it! I am also passionate about working with teens preparing for or adjusting to college and helping people manage tough life transitions, overcome self-criticism, learn when and how to say ‘no’ (set boundaries) so that you can start saying ‘yes’ to yourself, and work through past traumas.
(770) 626-7117 View (770) 626-7117
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Melanie Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, GA 30026  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with putting everyone's needs before your own? Does your anxiety interfere with you achieving your goals in life. Do you have unresolved issues that impact your relationships and ability to trust others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I would love to work with you. I can help you develop the skills necessary for you to become a priority in your own life and process and resolve issues that serve as barriers to you living your optimal life.
Do you struggle with putting everyone's needs before your own? Does your anxiety interfere with you achieving your goals in life. Do you have unresolved issues that impact your relationships and ability to trust others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I would love to work with you. I can help you develop the skills necessary for you to become a priority in your own life and process and resolve issues that serve as barriers to you living your optimal life.
(678) 833-0208 View (678) 833-0208
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Chelsea King
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Duluth, GA 30026
My ideal client is someone who's ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. They may be dealing with a range of challenges, from stress and anxiety to relationship issues or a desire for greater self-understanding. What they need most is a compassionate and experienced guide, someone who can help them navigate their emotions and thoughts, and empower them to take control of their actions and choices. My clients seek to set meaningful goals for themselves, whether in their relationships, careers, or personal development. They want to unlock their potential and tap into their inner wisdom.
My ideal client is someone who's ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. They may be dealing with a range of challenges, from stress and anxiety to relationship issues or a desire for greater self-understanding. What they need most is a compassionate and experienced guide, someone who can help them navigate their emotions and thoughts, and empower them to take control of their actions and choices. My clients seek to set meaningful goals for themselves, whether in their relationships, careers, or personal development. They want to unlock their potential and tap into their inner wisdom.
(770) 545-6818 View (770) 545-6818
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Marcus Price
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
Duluth, GA 30026
Choosing to enter into therapy is a courageous decision that I deeply honor and respect. It says that you believe in your capacity for growth and healing. I am here to facilitate your healing experience by providing a safe, authentic, non-judgmental space for us to get to the heart of what is keeping you stuck in your life or relationships. I work integratively, blending various therapeutic modalities to support clients in addressing their unique needs. I am formally trained in psychodynamic therapy and use it as the foundation for the work we will do together.
Choosing to enter into therapy is a courageous decision that I deeply honor and respect. It says that you believe in your capacity for growth and healing. I am here to facilitate your healing experience by providing a safe, authentic, non-judgmental space for us to get to the heart of what is keeping you stuck in your life or relationships. I work integratively, blending various therapeutic modalities to support clients in addressing their unique needs. I am formally trained in psychodynamic therapy and use it as the foundation for the work we will do together.
(678) 673-3908 View (678) 673-3908
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Elly Yooil Chung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Duluth, GA 30026
I am a licensed Clinical social worker(LCSW) with specialized training in mental health. I have various experiences as a clinician working with people with serious mental illness(SMI) to Co-occurring disorders. I also have experience with people with mood disorders and personality disorders. My clinical and research interests are 1) how culture plays a role in one’s life, 2) how to reconstruct relationships through reconstructing one’s unresolved trauma, and 3) strengthen one’s resilience to cope with life difficulties.
I am a licensed Clinical social worker(LCSW) with specialized training in mental health. I have various experiences as a clinician working with people with serious mental illness(SMI) to Co-occurring disorders. I also have experience with people with mood disorders and personality disorders. My clinical and research interests are 1) how culture plays a role in one’s life, 2) how to reconstruct relationships through reconstructing one’s unresolved trauma, and 3) strengthen one’s resilience to cope with life difficulties.
(470) 410-6107 View (470) 410-6107
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Gary Lamonte Green
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Duluth, GA 30026  (Online Only)
I have experience work with clients dealing with, anxiety, depression. My area of specific focus is men's issues, Including fatherhood, life transitions, trauma, addiction, and stigma. No matter how strong we are, sometimes life can throw some pretty tough challenges at us. Mental health issues can have different sources that can be addressed in psychotherapy (counseling). I provide both individual and group psychotherapy. You may need help dealing with the past, struggling with the present, or worried about the future, figuring out or dealing with the stress of daily life or transitions, work/school, or systemic issues.
I have experience work with clients dealing with, anxiety, depression. My area of specific focus is men's issues, Including fatherhood, life transitions, trauma, addiction, and stigma. No matter how strong we are, sometimes life can throw some pretty tough challenges at us. Mental health issues can have different sources that can be addressed in psychotherapy (counseling). I provide both individual and group psychotherapy. You may need help dealing with the past, struggling with the present, or worried about the future, figuring out or dealing with the stress of daily life or transitions, work/school, or systemic issues.
(470) 828-3062 View (470) 828-3062
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Roger Lin
Psychologist, PsyD, ThM, MDiv
Verified Verified
Duluth, GA 30026
I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families. My approach for therapy is to provide you a safe place to navigate life, process, heal, and grow. Therapy is a form of help that addresses various kinds of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, difficulties with life transitions, and relational and family conflicts. The process of therapy includes developing skills to address your emotions, thoughts, core beliefs, and behaviors. Therapy provides the opportunity to gain insight and a better understanding of your personal, social, professional, and spiritual identity.
I provide therapy to individuals, couples, and families. My approach for therapy is to provide you a safe place to navigate life, process, heal, and grow. Therapy is a form of help that addresses various kinds of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, difficulties with life transitions, and relational and family conflicts. The process of therapy includes developing skills to address your emotions, thoughts, core beliefs, and behaviors. Therapy provides the opportunity to gain insight and a better understanding of your personal, social, professional, and spiritual identity.
(678) 250-4088 View (678) 250-4088
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Becca Samelson Webb
Associate Professional Counselor, BS, MA, LAPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Duluth, GA 30026
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in treating mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, and trauma. My passion, humor, and genuineness allow me to provide a different experience for clients who may have reservations towards therapy in the past. I believe that by embracing the dialectic of acceptance and chance, anyone can learn to love themself, change their behaviors, and build their life worth living.
I specialize in treating mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, and trauma. My passion, humor, and genuineness allow me to provide a different experience for clients who may have reservations towards therapy in the past. I believe that by embracing the dialectic of acceptance and chance, anyone can learn to love themself, change their behaviors, and build their life worth living.
(770) 762-6158 View (770) 762-6158
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Tori Tatum
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Duluth, GA 30026
Not accepting new clients
My passion is helping individuals who are searching for change. If you are ready to explore your relationships and history, overcome obstacles and memories that have held you back, and find skills to propel you forward then you are in the right place. I'm ready to meet you where you are and assist you in moving towards where you want to be! I believe anyone willing to explore and learn - can grow, and ultimately achieve mental and emotional wellness!
My passion is helping individuals who are searching for change. If you are ready to explore your relationships and history, overcome obstacles and memories that have held you back, and find skills to propel you forward then you are in the right place. I'm ready to meet you where you are and assist you in moving towards where you want to be! I believe anyone willing to explore and learn - can grow, and ultimately achieve mental and emotional wellness!
(678) 929-2629 View (678) 929-2629
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Dr. Humama Khan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Duluth, GA 30026
Humama Khan, PhD is a Georgia state licensed psychologist who specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Of all the therapists in the field of mental health, the Psychologist has the highest level of education and training available. Dr. Khan has received extensive training in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health concerns. She has familiarity with many different therapeutic approaches to help clients satisfy and maintain their goals. Dr. Khan works with a variety of ages (children, adolescents, and adults).
Humama Khan, PhD is a Georgia state licensed psychologist who specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Of all the therapists in the field of mental health, the Psychologist has the highest level of education and training available. Dr. Khan has received extensive training in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health concerns. She has familiarity with many different therapeutic approaches to help clients satisfy and maintain their goals. Dr. Khan works with a variety of ages (children, adolescents, and adults).
(770) 331-4882 View (770) 331-4882
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Taylor Warren
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Duluth, GA 30026
Do you often find yourself feeling worried, stuck, or overwhelmed? Are you struggling to find peace or to be comfortable in your own skin? Maybe you're wanting to make changes to your life, but aren't sure where to start. I've been there, and you don't have to continue to feel this way. I am here to help. My specialty is serving teen girls and women (ages 13-35) in the areas of anxiety, self-esteem, perfectionism, and eating disorders. I am certain that you can be equipped with the tools you need to meet your goals, build confidence, and work through the insecurities that have interfered with your wellbeing for too long.
Do you often find yourself feeling worried, stuck, or overwhelmed? Are you struggling to find peace or to be comfortable in your own skin? Maybe you're wanting to make changes to your life, but aren't sure where to start. I've been there, and you don't have to continue to feel this way. I am here to help. My specialty is serving teen girls and women (ages 13-35) in the areas of anxiety, self-esteem, perfectionism, and eating disorders. I am certain that you can be equipped with the tools you need to meet your goals, build confidence, and work through the insecurities that have interfered with your wellbeing for too long.
(470) 594-2091 View (470) 594-2091

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30026

10+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in 30026 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
95% Depression
89% Relationship Issues
84% Trauma and PTSD
84% Coping Skills
84% Self Esteem
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
50% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 30026 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30026?

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.