Therapists in 30068

Photo of Angela Saravia, Licensed Professional Counselor in 30068, GA
Angela Saravia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S, CPCS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30068
It is extremely overwhelming and discouraging as a foster and/or adoptee parents to feel lost and unable to help your child/teen, especially when you tried everything in your parenting tool box to help your child/teen to deal with big emotions, thoughts, life hardships. Caring after a minor that has experience family changes/disruption requires a lot of resources and ongoing support. I will provided you with all the resources I know to develop new skills that facilitate understanding, solutions and meaningful connections in your family.
It is extremely overwhelming and discouraging as a foster and/or adoptee parents to feel lost and unable to help your child/teen, especially when you tried everything in your parenting tool box to help your child/teen to deal with big emotions, thoughts, life hardships. Caring after a minor that has experience family changes/disruption requires a lot of resources and ongoing support. I will provided you with all the resources I know to develop new skills that facilitate understanding, solutions and meaningful connections in your family.
(770) 766-7516 View (770) 766-7516
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Kimberly Spellman
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30068
My clientele focus is ages 12 and up, with no specificity given to cultural backgrounds. I welcome all who are willing to partake in the journey to self discovery. I consider myself an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. We will identify your goals for counseling and work together navigating difficult life challenges.
My clientele focus is ages 12 and up, with no specificity given to cultural backgrounds. I welcome all who are willing to partake in the journey to self discovery. I consider myself an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. We will identify your goals for counseling and work together navigating difficult life challenges.
(404) 737-4963 View (404) 737-4963
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Martha Fodroczi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30068
Martha is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She has over 10 years experience in the field. Martha is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a member of the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia. She has worked at several youth detention settings for 7 years providing mental health services to at risk adolescents and children. She has provided counseling to adolescents and children in home and school settings with a variety of diagnoses including PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and mood disorders and ADHD.
Martha is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She has over 10 years experience in the field. Martha is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a member of the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia. She has worked at several youth detention settings for 7 years providing mental health services to at risk adolescents and children. She has provided counseling to adolescents and children in home and school settings with a variety of diagnoses including PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and mood disorders and ADHD.
(678) 672-2180 View (678) 672-2180
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Novo Psychotherapy, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30068
Novo Psychotherapy is a small, client-centered practice created with the vision of serving clients who are seeking insight, support and personal growth. We are honored & grateful to have been voted BEST MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING practice 2020, 2021 & 2023 by the Georgia Business Journal. Our aim is to foster a therapeutic bond that will facilitate healthy changes that will align with your goals. We greatly value your courage & ability to take this step towards enhancing your well-being.
Novo Psychotherapy is a small, client-centered practice created with the vision of serving clients who are seeking insight, support and personal growth. We are honored & grateful to have been voted BEST MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING practice 2020, 2021 & 2023 by the Georgia Business Journal. Our aim is to foster a therapeutic bond that will facilitate healthy changes that will align with your goals. We greatly value your courage & ability to take this step towards enhancing your well-being.
(678) 871-8276 View (678) 871-8276
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Stephanie Moyal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30068
You are taking a brave step in seeking help! I am here to offer clients a safe space to explore and discover themselves while building a healthy tool box for dealing with life's stressors. The population I work with are college aged, young adults and adults. I enjoy helping clients through life's stressors, anxiety, grief and loss, self esteem and academic/work success. I work from a strengths based and solution focused approach, with the goal of creating a more balanced, resilient life.
You are taking a brave step in seeking help! I am here to offer clients a safe space to explore and discover themselves while building a healthy tool box for dealing with life's stressors. The population I work with are college aged, young adults and adults. I enjoy helping clients through life's stressors, anxiety, grief and loss, self esteem and academic/work success. I work from a strengths based and solution focused approach, with the goal of creating a more balanced, resilient life.
(404) 445-5574 View (404) 445-5574
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Rebecca S Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30068  (Online Only)
I work with adolescents and adults. With a focus on teen girls and women's issues, social and generalized anxiety, relationships, self esteem, confidence, identity, life transitions, healthy boundaries, effective communication, self compassion, coping skills, trauma and survivors of domestic violence.
I work with adolescents and adults. With a focus on teen girls and women's issues, social and generalized anxiety, relationships, self esteem, confidence, identity, life transitions, healthy boundaries, effective communication, self compassion, coping skills, trauma and survivors of domestic violence.
(678) 329-9208 View (678) 329-9208
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Kelley Staley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LAPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30068
I welcome clients of all ages from all walks of life and backgrounds. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, self image, family struggles, situational stress and I am confident helping clients adopt and build coping skills, social skills, self-esteem, and confidence.
I welcome clients of all ages from all walks of life and backgrounds. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, self image, family struggles, situational stress and I am confident helping clients adopt and build coping skills, social skills, self-esteem, and confidence.
(404) 999-6973 View (404) 999-6973
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Mandy Goodwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RCYT
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30068
Play Therapist Accepting Saturday Clients - Kids have incredible internal resources for healing and resiliency, but sometimes, those resources are blocked. Through play and creative expression, I partner with kids to affirm and connect with themselves. My approach is compassionate. Some require many sessions, and other require a more longterm relationship - I'm here to meet your child wherever they are.
Play Therapist Accepting Saturday Clients - Kids have incredible internal resources for healing and resiliency, but sometimes, those resources are blocked. Through play and creative expression, I partner with kids to affirm and connect with themselves. My approach is compassionate. Some require many sessions, and other require a more longterm relationship - I'm here to meet your child wherever they are.
(678) 735-5527 View (678) 735-5527
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Patrick Van Middelem
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30068
My ideal client is working with young children and young adults who have issues with ADHD, depression, anxiety, issues with stress, and school and are in need of finding someone to help them feel better about themselves, improve their self-esteem and also improve their ability to feel emotionally and socially supported by others. I am here to help these clients build stronger bonds and have more belief within themselves and to help reduce problems in school, at home, and also at work to enrich their lives each and every day more effectively.
My ideal client is working with young children and young adults who have issues with ADHD, depression, anxiety, issues with stress, and school and are in need of finding someone to help them feel better about themselves, improve their self-esteem and also improve their ability to feel emotionally and socially supported by others. I am here to help these clients build stronger bonds and have more belief within themselves and to help reduce problems in school, at home, and also at work to enrich their lives each and every day more effectively.
(678) 679-7252 View (678) 679-7252
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Hilary Shana Woodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30068
Embarking on the counseling journey can be overwhelming, yet hopeful when ready to invest in yourself. My goal is to work with you collaboratively to assist in the exploration of new ways to remove uncomfortable symptoms, alleviate emotional pain, increase self awareness and promote personal growth for positive change with use of trauma based therapy. I am passionate about working with individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, Narcissistic Abuse, divorce and coparenting with a narcissist. Telemental health is being offered at this time with future plans to have office space available.
Embarking on the counseling journey can be overwhelming, yet hopeful when ready to invest in yourself. My goal is to work with you collaboratively to assist in the exploration of new ways to remove uncomfortable symptoms, alleviate emotional pain, increase self awareness and promote personal growth for positive change with use of trauma based therapy. I am passionate about working with individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, Narcissistic Abuse, divorce and coparenting with a narcissist. Telemental health is being offered at this time with future plans to have office space available.
(678) 293-7528 View (678) 293-7528
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Sarah S Pannell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CEDS
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30068  (Online Only)
Do you feel like no matter what you do, it's never enough? You try & try but no matter what others may see or say, underneath it, you're struggling? Maybe something happened & you can't move forward despite all your efforts to do so. Maybe you've been trying to conceive or you're struggling after baby arrives. Maybe you're struggling with your body or your relationship with food. Maybe life just feels overwhelming. You are NOT alone. The decision to enter therapy is a courageous one- a decision to get the support you need and deserve so you can move towards your goals and become more of who you authentically are!
Do you feel like no matter what you do, it's never enough? You try & try but no matter what others may see or say, underneath it, you're struggling? Maybe something happened & you can't move forward despite all your efforts to do so. Maybe you've been trying to conceive or you're struggling after baby arrives. Maybe you're struggling with your body or your relationship with food. Maybe life just feels overwhelming. You are NOT alone. The decision to enter therapy is a courageous one- a decision to get the support you need and deserve so you can move towards your goals and become more of who you authentically are!
(678) 883-7539 View (678) 883-7539
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Bryanne Dade
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30068
My approach toward counseling is to treat each individual based on where they are and meet them where they are comfortable. I have an existential-humanistic approach where I help my clients look beyond their immediate situation and look at how they may have gotten to this issue and where do they want to go from here. I believe that there is a reason for why we are feeling and reacting the way we are. It is about discovering the root cause. Whether my clients are going through a new diagnosis, trauma, grief, depression, or anxiety, I help encourage them to find the strength to keep fighting because perseverance is an amazing feeling.
My approach toward counseling is to treat each individual based on where they are and meet them where they are comfortable. I have an existential-humanistic approach where I help my clients look beyond their immediate situation and look at how they may have gotten to this issue and where do they want to go from here. I believe that there is a reason for why we are feeling and reacting the way we are. It is about discovering the root cause. Whether my clients are going through a new diagnosis, trauma, grief, depression, or anxiety, I help encourage them to find the strength to keep fighting because perseverance is an amazing feeling.
(404) 620-6909 View (404) 620-6909
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Laura Zviovich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAMS
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30068
Not accepting new clients
I provide therapy to adults, adolescents, and children. I offer a supportive environment aimed at helping my clients gain knowledge about themselves and strengthen their coping skills to deal with their difficulties. My goal is to promote self-growth, well-being, and the ability to develop healthier relationships. I utilize an integrative approach, drawing upon diverse treatment methods, adjusting the therapy to clients' needs. My areas of interest include Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss, Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Parenting, Relational Problems, and Ethnical/Cultural Diversity Issues. I perform Substance Abuse and Anger Management Evaluations.
I provide therapy to adults, adolescents, and children. I offer a supportive environment aimed at helping my clients gain knowledge about themselves and strengthen their coping skills to deal with their difficulties. My goal is to promote self-growth, well-being, and the ability to develop healthier relationships. I utilize an integrative approach, drawing upon diverse treatment methods, adjusting the therapy to clients' needs. My areas of interest include Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss, Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Parenting, Relational Problems, and Ethnical/Cultural Diversity Issues. I perform Substance Abuse and Anger Management Evaluations.
(678) 973-1557 View (678) 973-1557
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Susan J Zonnebelt-Smeenge
Psychologist, RN, EdD
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30068
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and R.N. in private practice in Georgia and Michigan. My doctoral dissertation researched grief and loss issues. I worked as a psychologist in MI for 24 years and in 2013 moved to GA and established a private practice. For over 2 decades I have presented workshops and seminars nationally at numerous professional organizations with a specialty in the field of dying, grief, and loss. I was widowed at 46, and have co-authored 5 books on grief and 1 on dying. I see clients online or in-person for a variety of counseling needs and co-facilitate educational grief groups (including GriefShare).
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and R.N. in private practice in Georgia and Michigan. My doctoral dissertation researched grief and loss issues. I worked as a psychologist in MI for 24 years and in 2013 moved to GA and established a private practice. For over 2 decades I have presented workshops and seminars nationally at numerous professional organizations with a specialty in the field of dying, grief, and loss. I was widowed at 46, and have co-authored 5 books on grief and 1 on dying. I see clients online or in-person for a variety of counseling needs and co-facilitate educational grief groups (including GriefShare).
(616) 441-3841 View (616) 441-3841
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Katherine Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30068
Katherine Adams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia. She earned her Masters of Family Therapy degree from Mercer University- School of Medicine in 2018. Katherine has an interest in working with adolescents, children, and young adults. Katherine has specific interests in working with LGBTQIA+ populations, trauma work with women, therapy work with teenagers, providing family therapy and couples therapy, and more.
Katherine Adams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Georgia. She earned her Masters of Family Therapy degree from Mercer University- School of Medicine in 2018. Katherine has an interest in working with adolescents, children, and young adults. Katherine has specific interests in working with LGBTQIA+ populations, trauma work with women, therapy work with teenagers, providing family therapy and couples therapy, and more.
(678) 324-4272 View (678) 324-4272
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Audrey Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30068
Are you tired of trying to heal on your own? Relying solely on your own efforts? Sometimes our friends and family members are unable to help. I am an experienced clinician who is passionate about helping people heal from trauma. Trauma can be caused by one experience such as a car accident, divorce or assault. It can also be the result of a series of events that took place over time. Trauma can lead to feeling alone, having difficulty trusting, feeling trapped, guilty, angry or like we don't fit in. There is hope regardless of what you are experiencing.
Are you tired of trying to heal on your own? Relying solely on your own efforts? Sometimes our friends and family members are unable to help. I am an experienced clinician who is passionate about helping people heal from trauma. Trauma can be caused by one experience such as a car accident, divorce or assault. It can also be the result of a series of events that took place over time. Trauma can lead to feeling alone, having difficulty trusting, feeling trapped, guilty, angry or like we don't fit in. There is hope regardless of what you are experiencing.
(404) 390-2084 View (404) 390-2084
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Megan Caldwell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30068
Megan Caldwell is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2018. She graduated from Walden University with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Megan believes in client-centered counseling, and integrates CBT and DBT skills to assist clients in understanding and managing their emotions. Her main areas of focus include helping teens and adults manage anxiety and depression, navigate relationships, and increase self-esteem. In her spare time, Megan enjoys reading, hiking, and cooking.
Megan Caldwell is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2018. She graduated from Walden University with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Megan believes in client-centered counseling, and integrates CBT and DBT skills to assist clients in understanding and managing their emotions. Her main areas of focus include helping teens and adults manage anxiety and depression, navigate relationships, and increase self-esteem. In her spare time, Megan enjoys reading, hiking, and cooking.
(678) 841-8581 View (678) 841-8581
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Amanda Miller
Counselor, Intern
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30068
Amanda Miller is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2022. Amanda meets a client where they are. Clients come in during different stages of their life journey, and her goal is to help them through that journey. Amanda helps by providing emotional support and resources to get her clients through the tough times. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and painting.
Amanda Miller is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2022. Amanda meets a client where they are. Clients come in during different stages of their life journey, and her goal is to help them through that journey. Amanda helps by providing emotional support and resources to get her clients through the tough times. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and painting.
(678) 730-5434 View (678) 730-5434
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Penny Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30068
Are you looking for tangible strategies for real people facing real challenges? Penny Baker is a seasoned licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over 30 years of experience. With a down-to-earth approach and a commitment to keeping therapy real and practical, Penny incorporates a passion for empowering individuals and families to overcome life's challenges and find their own answers. She values authenticity and connection, striving to create a warm and welcoming space where clients feel comfortable being their true selves.
Are you looking for tangible strategies for real people facing real challenges? Penny Baker is a seasoned licensed professional counselor (LPC) with over 30 years of experience. With a down-to-earth approach and a commitment to keeping therapy real and practical, Penny incorporates a passion for empowering individuals and families to overcome life's challenges and find their own answers. She values authenticity and connection, striving to create a warm and welcoming space where clients feel comfortable being their true selves.
(256) 884-3728 View (256) 884-3728
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Nancy Morales
Counselor, LPC , ATR-BC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30068
Our physical, mental, relational and spiritual health are affected parts of our whole self. My focus is on supporting clients through life challenges with awareness of the interconnection between mind, body, and spirit. Clients who come to my practice may be facing social stigma, identity, life changes, or health challenges, adjusting to medical treatment that leave them feeling unsupported, anxious, depressed, or spiritually depleted. As a psychotherapist and Art Therapist, I offer evidenced-based approaches, including Mindfulness, Art Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Our physical, mental, relational and spiritual health are affected parts of our whole self. My focus is on supporting clients through life challenges with awareness of the interconnection between mind, body, and spirit. Clients who come to my practice may be facing social stigma, identity, life changes, or health challenges, adjusting to medical treatment that leave them feeling unsupported, anxious, depressed, or spiritually depleted. As a psychotherapist and Art Therapist, I offer evidenced-based approaches, including Mindfulness, Art Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT).
(404) 846-4683 View (404) 846-4683

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30068

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 30068 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
67% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
65% Cigna and Evernorth
63% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 30068 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30068?

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.