Therapists in 30080

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Courtney Woodworth
Counselor, APC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080
When life becomes overwhelming or filled with uncertainty, we all deserve a space to talk with someone who will not judge or shame us but who will walk alongside us as we figure it out. I believe that healing happens in connection, and I hope to provide a space where you feel it's possible to begin exploring distressing or painful experiences together at a pace you feel comfortable with.
When life becomes overwhelming or filled with uncertainty, we all deserve a space to talk with someone who will not judge or shame us but who will walk alongside us as we figure it out. I believe that healing happens in connection, and I hope to provide a space where you feel it's possible to begin exploring distressing or painful experiences together at a pace you feel comfortable with.
(470) 664-6443 View (470) 664-6443
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Sara Beth Bryant
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LAPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
My goal is to build trust with clients by creating an environment where it is safe to be authentic. By gaining awareness of ourselves and our past experiences, we can gain clarity on the present and how to move toward positive change. I consider it a privilege to link arms with clients in this process! I enjoy working with a variety of age groups, including middle school and high school students, college students, and adults. I aim to adapt my approach to the unique needs of each individual I get to sit with.
My goal is to build trust with clients by creating an environment where it is safe to be authentic. By gaining awareness of ourselves and our past experiences, we can gain clarity on the present and how to move toward positive change. I consider it a privilege to link arms with clients in this process! I enjoy working with a variety of age groups, including middle school and high school students, college students, and adults. I aim to adapt my approach to the unique needs of each individual I get to sit with.
(404) 882-8205 x212 View (404) 882-8205 x212
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Andrea Paiva : Emdr Intensives
Counselor, MA, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080
I enjoy working with diverse individuals experiencing a variety of life stressors including life transitions, complex trauma and child/adolescent social and emotional issues. I believe that everyone can change, yet most don’t have the tools to do so. Early childhood experiences shape the way we see the world, ourselves, and others. We can often go through life without acknowledging our unhealthy, subconscious thoughts until we start to recognize harmful patterns in our lives. Bringing emotions such as fear, shame, and insecurities to the light will keep them from taking root any further.
I enjoy working with diverse individuals experiencing a variety of life stressors including life transitions, complex trauma and child/adolescent social and emotional issues. I believe that everyone can change, yet most don’t have the tools to do so. Early childhood experiences shape the way we see the world, ourselves, and others. We can often go through life without acknowledging our unhealthy, subconscious thoughts until we start to recognize harmful patterns in our lives. Bringing emotions such as fear, shame, and insecurities to the light will keep them from taking root any further.
(470) 206-1932 View (470) 206-1932
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Nicole Decker
Counselor, M Ed, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or unfulfilled? Do you experience looping thoughts of self-doubt or despair? Do you feel like nothing you do could ever be enough? Do you feel disconnected from yourself and others? Do you feel stuck in the past or worried about the future? No matter where you are, I will meet you there and provide a safe and nonjudgemental space for processing. Through our work together, I hope to help you foster more peace, purpose, joy, and balance in your life. Being human is hard and you do not need to face life alone. I am here for you.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or unfulfilled? Do you experience looping thoughts of self-doubt or despair? Do you feel like nothing you do could ever be enough? Do you feel disconnected from yourself and others? Do you feel stuck in the past or worried about the future? No matter where you are, I will meet you there and provide a safe and nonjudgemental space for processing. Through our work together, I hope to help you foster more peace, purpose, joy, and balance in your life. Being human is hard and you do not need to face life alone. I am here for you.
(404) 905-1817 View (404) 905-1817
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Jenna Bruck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
Choosing to go to therapy can be a difficult decision, yet it can be a catalyst for positive change. I firmly believe seeing a therapist can provide people with the resources and support to manage and cope with life's struggles, increase their understanding of themselves, and gain tools to feel more empowered and heal. I work with people across the lifespan (5+) and see clients experiencing a wide array of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and low self-esteem.
Choosing to go to therapy can be a difficult decision, yet it can be a catalyst for positive change. I firmly believe seeing a therapist can provide people with the resources and support to manage and cope with life's struggles, increase their understanding of themselves, and gain tools to feel more empowered and heal. I work with people across the lifespan (5+) and see clients experiencing a wide array of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and low self-esteem.
(404) 334-2697 View (404) 334-2697
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Tranquil Mind Counseling Center LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080  (Online Only)
Our ideal client desires a one-on-one discussion to address issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship distress. We can also assist couples in identifying the issues within their relationship and decide what changes are needed for them to feel satisfied with the relationship.
Our ideal client desires a one-on-one discussion to address issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship distress. We can also assist couples in identifying the issues within their relationship and decide what changes are needed for them to feel satisfied with the relationship.
(404) 738-8301 View (404) 738-8301
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Caroline Hamner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
My therapeutic approach incorporates components of experiential therapy, attachment theory, narrative therapy, & emotional focused therapy (EFT). I understand that everyone engages with therapy uniquely, which is why I offer a range of methods, including art therapy. These modalities tap into the power of creativity, providing you with alternative ways to process feelings and communicate your inner world. My skill set includes working with challenges such as life changes, depression, anxiety, setting healthy boundaries, navigating ADHD, OCD, relationship issues, bettering communication, issues within a family, & personal growth.
My therapeutic approach incorporates components of experiential therapy, attachment theory, narrative therapy, & emotional focused therapy (EFT). I understand that everyone engages with therapy uniquely, which is why I offer a range of methods, including art therapy. These modalities tap into the power of creativity, providing you with alternative ways to process feelings and communicate your inner world. My skill set includes working with challenges such as life changes, depression, anxiety, setting healthy boundaries, navigating ADHD, OCD, relationship issues, bettering communication, issues within a family, & personal growth.
(404) 882-7830 x207 View (404) 882-7830 x207
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Andrew Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080  (Online Only)
I truly saw the need for more mental health professionals in my community when I lost my father in 2006. Since that day, I began my journey of understanding the mind and how it works. We go through many major life transitions such as breakups, divorce, having children, new professions, loss of income, moving, pandemic stress and more. Most do not realize just how traumatic these seemingly “normal” events are to us at times.
I truly saw the need for more mental health professionals in my community when I lost my father in 2006. Since that day, I began my journey of understanding the mind and how it works. We go through many major life transitions such as breakups, divorce, having children, new professions, loss of income, moving, pandemic stress and more. Most do not realize just how traumatic these seemingly “normal” events are to us at times.
(678) 501-7559 View (678) 501-7559
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Isom Eugene White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
A person cannot be truly understood without a consideration of various aspects of their social, familial, temporal, spiritual, economic, and physical environment. It is through this compassionate lens that my work begins. If you are someone who has suffered through trauma, or is struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger, or going through a big life change, I would love to help. I specialize in working with men's issues, with professionals & athletes who struggle with performance pressures, & with those with attachment trauma. I use EMDR to target traumatic memories and help you process then in a safe way.
A person cannot be truly understood without a consideration of various aspects of their social, familial, temporal, spiritual, economic, and physical environment. It is through this compassionate lens that my work begins. If you are someone who has suffered through trauma, or is struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger, or going through a big life change, I would love to help. I specialize in working with men's issues, with professionals & athletes who struggle with performance pressures, & with those with attachment trauma. I use EMDR to target traumatic memories and help you process then in a safe way.
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Darrell Brooks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
Darrell earned his Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling at Malone University in 2008. While in school, he lead and developed, “How to Counsel the Black Family.” He also trained for seven years in working with individuals that were charged with DUI in Ohio. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2010. While in Atlanta, he worked with several core agencies and private businesses throughout Georgia. In 2012, he received his certification in Rational Living Therapy, and is a state certified professional counselor supervisor.
Darrell earned his Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling at Malone University in 2008. While in school, he lead and developed, “How to Counsel the Black Family.” He also trained for seven years in working with individuals that were charged with DUI in Ohio. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 2010. While in Atlanta, he worked with several core agencies and private businesses throughout Georgia. In 2012, he received his certification in Rational Living Therapy, and is a state certified professional counselor supervisor.
(678) 813-2942 View (678) 813-2942
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Amber Spezzano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080
Sometimes we come to a place where we realize the life we are living is not aligned with our personal values, purpose, or desires. There may be patterns that have served a purpose in the past, helping us manage fear when we have felt unsafe and haven't had the resources to effectively cope. While these strategies may have helped you survive, they may now be holding your body and mind hostage to the past. Together we can explore these patterns with the goal to help you develop personal insight, learn new coping strategies, and heal into a fulfilled life.
Sometimes we come to a place where we realize the life we are living is not aligned with our personal values, purpose, or desires. There may be patterns that have served a purpose in the past, helping us manage fear when we have felt unsafe and haven't had the resources to effectively cope. While these strategies may have helped you survive, they may now be holding your body and mind hostage to the past. Together we can explore these patterns with the goal to help you develop personal insight, learn new coping strategies, and heal into a fulfilled life.
(404) 620-5017 View (404) 620-5017
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Emily Cortes-Rendini
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080
Do you feel like something is wrong but you can't quite figure out what it is? Like everyone else seems to have it together but you don't know how they do it? Does your to-do list never seem to end, and suddenly there's no time left for the things that bring you joy, let alone self-care? Maybe you're constantly fighting a feeling that you're not enough. Or certain patterns from the past keep inexplicably repeating themselves in the present. Maybe your inner child is yelling for help but you're not sure how to help them. These things can leave you feeling even more overwhelmed, frazzled, stressed, burned out, or uncertain.
Do you feel like something is wrong but you can't quite figure out what it is? Like everyone else seems to have it together but you don't know how they do it? Does your to-do list never seem to end, and suddenly there's no time left for the things that bring you joy, let alone self-care? Maybe you're constantly fighting a feeling that you're not enough. Or certain patterns from the past keep inexplicably repeating themselves in the present. Maybe your inner child is yelling for help but you're not sure how to help them. These things can leave you feeling even more overwhelmed, frazzled, stressed, burned out, or uncertain.
(770) 762-2854 View (770) 762-2854
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Katherine C Thyne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080
Not accepting new clients
Hello. I use a direct, yet supportive approach to focus on improving life skills and releasing negative beliefs and behaviors. Experience has shown that by changing unhealthy patterns, expressing fears, and taking gentle risks, it is possible to live a more satisfying life regardless of past traumas and other issues. With a combination of techniques, we will work together on both short and long term goals. I am an interactive therapist and encourage intensive work both in and out of the office. I have a home office and use video sessions as needed to help with time constraints/distance. I have two small sweet dogs.
Hello. I use a direct, yet supportive approach to focus on improving life skills and releasing negative beliefs and behaviors. Experience has shown that by changing unhealthy patterns, expressing fears, and taking gentle risks, it is possible to live a more satisfying life regardless of past traumas and other issues. With a combination of techniques, we will work together on both short and long term goals. I am an interactive therapist and encourage intensive work both in and out of the office. I have a home office and use video sessions as needed to help with time constraints/distance. I have two small sweet dogs.
(678) 929-4804 View (678) 929-4804
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Dr. Shenithia S Arnold
Counselor, EdD, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
"If you are ready to embark upon a journey that will ultimately lead to a greater you, consider beginning your Journey 2 Greatness with me. I am Shenithia Arnold, a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia specializing in behavioral and emotional disorders. As your therapist, I will provide an emotionally comfortable environment allowing you to discuss your most difficult issues, uncover your fears and limitations, and/or change any destructive behaviors that may impede your growth. Together we will work to challenge any self defeating thoughts and implement effective behavioral and communication skills to aid in your journey".
"If you are ready to embark upon a journey that will ultimately lead to a greater you, consider beginning your Journey 2 Greatness with me. I am Shenithia Arnold, a licensed professional counselor in the state of Georgia specializing in behavioral and emotional disorders. As your therapist, I will provide an emotionally comfortable environment allowing you to discuss your most difficult issues, uncover your fears and limitations, and/or change any destructive behaviors that may impede your growth. Together we will work to challenge any self defeating thoughts and implement effective behavioral and communication skills to aid in your journey".
(678) 974-1035 View (678) 974-1035
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Nancy Rice
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Attention to your needs, whether individuals, couples, or partners by providing a neutral safe space, validating your concerns, customizing a plan that integrates all of you - body, mind, and soul, can lead to restoration. I invite you to visit my website at Thetrilogycounseling.com to become acquainted with my practice with hassle free online scheduling. My approach includes guiding you to restore balance - assessing all areas of life, to reframe, or look at situations from a slightly different perspective, and lead to renewal by putting in place coping skills and connect with your inner strengths.
Attention to your needs, whether individuals, couples, or partners by providing a neutral safe space, validating your concerns, customizing a plan that integrates all of you - body, mind, and soul, can lead to restoration. I invite you to visit my website at Thetrilogycounseling.com to become acquainted with my practice with hassle free online scheduling. My approach includes guiding you to restore balance - assessing all areas of life, to reframe, or look at situations from a slightly different perspective, and lead to renewal by putting in place coping skills and connect with your inner strengths.
(678) 253-4164 View (678) 253-4164
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Catherine Grace Seaver
Counselor, LAPC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080
I am passionate about working with clients who need support and empowerment in every aspect of their life. I want to create a safe and affirming space for my clients, and I would love to work with individuals that deeply need an accepting and supportive environment to explore and achieve their goals. I specialize in working with ADHD, anxiety, trauma, and perfectionism. I enjoy working with clients who are processing life transitions, need support through academic and professional difficulties, and desire holistic mental health support. I believe that there is immense value in building a trust and respect-based therapeutic alliance.
I am passionate about working with clients who need support and empowerment in every aspect of their life. I want to create a safe and affirming space for my clients, and I would love to work with individuals that deeply need an accepting and supportive environment to explore and achieve their goals. I specialize in working with ADHD, anxiety, trauma, and perfectionism. I enjoy working with clients who are processing life transitions, need support through academic and professional difficulties, and desire holistic mental health support. I believe that there is immense value in building a trust and respect-based therapeutic alliance.
(470) 664-4186 View (470) 664-4186
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Kingdom Counseling and Consultation
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CRC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I am so glad you stopped by to visit my profile. Let me tell you a bit about myself. My name is Takelia Jackson. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I hold a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health from Mercer University. My role as a therapist is to guide, support, and actively listen. My approach to therapy draws from person centered, behavior, psychodynamic, cognitive, and faith-based counseling.
Hello! I am so glad you stopped by to visit my profile. Let me tell you a bit about myself. My name is Takelia Jackson. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. I hold a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health from Mercer University. My role as a therapist is to guide, support, and actively listen. My approach to therapy draws from person centered, behavior, psychodynamic, cognitive, and faith-based counseling.
(404) 738-5795 View (404) 738-5795
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Solace Intervention Counseling and Training
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Smyrna, GA 30080
Do you feel stuck in your life, or always in your head and unable to sleep at night? Do you wish for deeper more satisfying relationships?You are in the right place. I have had success helping people with similar issues. I help them by giving them tools to help them repair and deepening their important relationships as well learn to protect their emotions to prevent further suffering.
Do you feel stuck in your life, or always in your head and unable to sleep at night? Do you wish for deeper more satisfying relationships?You are in the right place. I have had success helping people with similar issues. I help them by giving them tools to help them repair and deepening their important relationships as well learn to protect their emotions to prevent further suffering.
(770) 741-2469 View (770) 741-2469
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Lawaina Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080  (Online Only)
Hello, and thanks for coming to my bio. I have worked as a professional for nine years and have a license to practice in Georgia. I work primarily with adults. I've helped clients with depression, anxiety, depersonalization, grief, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I've also helped them deal with life changes and given them executive and professional coaching.
Hello, and thanks for coming to my bio. I have worked as a professional for nine years and have a license to practice in Georgia. I work primarily with adults. I've helped clients with depression, anxiety, depersonalization, grief, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I've also helped them deal with life changes and given them executive and professional coaching.
(912) 913-7377 View (912) 913-7377
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Brianna Monai Brooks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Smyrna, GA 30080
Brianna Brooks is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. Brianna Brooks has worked in the mental health field for 5 years in various settings. She is passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults address trauma and overcome life challenges. Brianna specializes in depression, self-esteem concerns, anxiety, trauma, family concerns, and major life transitions.
Brianna Brooks is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. Brianna Brooks has worked in the mental health field for 5 years in various settings. She is passionate about helping children, adolescents, and adults address trauma and overcome life challenges. Brianna specializes in depression, self-esteem concerns, anxiety, trauma, family concerns, and major life transitions.
(678) 971-2449 View (678) 971-2449

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30080

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 30080 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
69% Grief
66% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth
63% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 30080 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30080?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.