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Cassie Manley
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
Is life in general getting to you more here lately? Whether it's stress, anxiety, or depression- life can feel overwhelming, but luckily, it doesn't have to stay that way. I'm Cassie, and I am a licensed professional counselor that specializes in working with people who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and distress in relationships. I have extensive experience in helping through evidence based practices, but ultimately, my goal is to work with you to find what tools and experiences will be beneficial and healing for you.
Is life in general getting to you more here lately? Whether it's stress, anxiety, or depression- life can feel overwhelming, but luckily, it doesn't have to stay that way. I'm Cassie, and I am a licensed professional counselor that specializes in working with people who are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and distress in relationships. I have extensive experience in helping through evidence based practices, but ultimately, my goal is to work with you to find what tools and experiences will be beneficial and healing for you.
(470) 536-8304 View (470) 536-8304
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Clarity Counseling of West Georgia LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollton, GA 30117
Hi, times are difficult right now and all of us need someone to help us navigate the chaos in this world. I'm more than willing to do my part in making it safe for the you to explore your difficulties and find healthy perspective and begin change. If you need understanding and empathy as the foundation for this process then you are in the right place. Come talk to me and lets work through the fog and bring it into clarity. I'll bring my compassion and expertise to the table and hopefully we can create a positive alliance to heal and grow by enhancing your perspective and enabling change.
Hi, times are difficult right now and all of us need someone to help us navigate the chaos in this world. I'm more than willing to do my part in making it safe for the you to explore your difficulties and find healthy perspective and begin change. If you need understanding and empathy as the foundation for this process then you are in the right place. Come talk to me and lets work through the fog and bring it into clarity. I'll bring my compassion and expertise to the table and hopefully we can create a positive alliance to heal and grow by enhancing your perspective and enabling change.
(678) 723-2068 View (678) 723-2068
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Mid-Life Awareness Guide
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RYT
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
Hi! I'm Lisa Jacobson, LPC. I think of therapy as a professional service offering a safe place to grow, beyond the traditional idea of ‘the patient on the couch.’ My natural style as a therapist is to balance warm support and empathy, with gentle, honest words that will challenge you to learn new tools to help gain agency in your life. I like working with clients to explore deeper aspects of their being in order to find more meaning and purpose. I do not work from a medical model or provide clinical mental health services. I focus on adult development and learning to live with awareness, both of which can have their afflictions.
Hi! I'm Lisa Jacobson, LPC. I think of therapy as a professional service offering a safe place to grow, beyond the traditional idea of ‘the patient on the couch.’ My natural style as a therapist is to balance warm support and empathy, with gentle, honest words that will challenge you to learn new tools to help gain agency in your life. I like working with clients to explore deeper aspects of their being in order to find more meaning and purpose. I do not work from a medical model or provide clinical mental health services. I focus on adult development and learning to live with awareness, both of which can have their afflictions.
(470) 634-9991 View (470) 634-9991
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Amy Wagner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You are not what happens to you. Crisis, transition, and past suffering can be overwhelming, and are even more so when you try to navigate them alone. Therapy is an invitation to step into a safe and nurturing environment to explore and resolve difficult challenges in your life. With safety and presence, tending to and healing past wounds is possible. The things that have happened to you can become one part of your legacy, not the biggest part. You are not your suffering, you are so much more than that.
You are not what happens to you. Crisis, transition, and past suffering can be overwhelming, and are even more so when you try to navigate them alone. Therapy is an invitation to step into a safe and nurturing environment to explore and resolve difficult challenges in your life. With safety and presence, tending to and healing past wounds is possible. The things that have happened to you can become one part of your legacy, not the biggest part. You are not your suffering, you are so much more than that.
(678) 336-8246 View (678) 336-8246
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Inge Mula Myllerup Brookhuis
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MA , LPC,
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
Looking to resolve deep issues at the core of memory and experience in the felt embodied realm where memory reside? That is where we go. Utilizing body centered mindfulness based modalities we go to internal felt experience and the root of experience imprints, where we witness, process and unload the old burdens, and make space for the new, in order to free up the psyche and spirit to live the way you want to live.
Looking to resolve deep issues at the core of memory and experience in the felt embodied realm where memory reside? That is where we go. Utilizing body centered mindfulness based modalities we go to internal felt experience and the root of experience imprints, where we witness, process and unload the old burdens, and make space for the new, in order to free up the psyche and spirit to live the way you want to live.
(678) 883-1699 View (678) 883-1699
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Robin Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
When individuals experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. You may start noticing you're have a hard time focusing or falling asleep, or that you're feeling more anxious or depressed than usual. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic or stressful experiences. I help my clients, including adolescents and adults, find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships to know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe.
When individuals experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. You may start noticing you're have a hard time focusing or falling asleep, or that you're feeling more anxious or depressed than usual. My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through traumatic or stressful experiences. I help my clients, including adolescents and adults, find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships to know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe.
(470) 735-7081 View (470) 735-7081
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Tai Strachan-Louidor
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing difficulties in your family relationships or a relationship with your significant other? Or, are you at a point in your life where you are overwhelmed with conflict, hardships, and other stressors? Life can be a struggle at times, and it can be difficult finding balance on your own. Seeking additional support is the first step in re-authoring your story and creating the life that you want for yourself. With this in mind, I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and should be unique to each client and their needs.
Are you experiencing difficulties in your family relationships or a relationship with your significant other? Or, are you at a point in your life where you are overwhelmed with conflict, hardships, and other stressors? Life can be a struggle at times, and it can be difficult finding balance on your own. Seeking additional support is the first step in re-authoring your story and creating the life that you want for yourself. With this in mind, I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and should be unique to each client and their needs.
(470) 250-3545 x701 View (470) 250-3545 x701
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One Truth Counseling, LLC
Pastoral Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
My name is Greg Byrge, a Christian counselor and owner of One Truth Counseling. I am thankful to walk alongside individuals, couples, and families where God’s presence becomes the great equalizer in reaching emotional, relational, and spiritual healing. Many individuals face unique challenges and circumstances that leave them carrying burdens, which create uncertainty and develop a sense of hopelessness, darkness, and frustration in their lives. Jesus said, "I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness."
My name is Greg Byrge, a Christian counselor and owner of One Truth Counseling. I am thankful to walk alongside individuals, couples, and families where God’s presence becomes the great equalizer in reaching emotional, relational, and spiritual healing. Many individuals face unique challenges and circumstances that leave them carrying burdens, which create uncertainty and develop a sense of hopelessness, darkness, and frustration in their lives. Jesus said, "I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness."
(470) 613-2937 View (470) 613-2937
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Cynthia Amante
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Carrollton, GA 30117
It is possible to feel better and to have better relationships. I would like to help. As a coach that focuses on relationships I have helped many families, couples and individuals find clarity and answers in the hope of finding a better tomorrow. Call today!
It is possible to feel better and to have better relationships. I would like to help. As a coach that focuses on relationships I have helped many families, couples and individuals find clarity and answers in the hope of finding a better tomorrow. Call today!
(678) 616-2580 View (678) 616-2580
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Kim Harman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, DCC, MDFT, COACH
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
I am passionate about the work that I do and always see the possibility of health and happiness in others. I have worked with domestic violence victims since 2001 and have expertise in this area. I work with children, adolescents and adults. I partnered with several organizations locally over the years such as the Juvenile Wellness Court, Rape Crisis Center (PARC), and the Child Advocacy Center. I especially enjoy helping adolescents and parents communicate and operate in a healthier way.
I am passionate about the work that I do and always see the possibility of health and happiness in others. I have worked with domestic violence victims since 2001 and have expertise in this area. I work with children, adolescents and adults. I partnered with several organizations locally over the years such as the Juvenile Wellness Court, Rape Crisis Center (PARC), and the Child Advocacy Center. I especially enjoy helping adolescents and parents communicate and operate in a healthier way.
(678) 929-2177 View (678) 929-2177
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Mary L Godard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
I get it. You can’t eat. You can’t sleep. Your heart feels like it is beating out of your chest. You feel alone. You put everyone else first and wonder when it will be your turn. You don’t even like the person in the mirror, so how can you hope to find acceptance from anyone else? Is your main concern your body size or shape? Your sexuality? The role others expect of you? You are overwhelmed by feelings you don’t even understand. You wonder if you will be stuck like this forever.
I get it. You can’t eat. You can’t sleep. Your heart feels like it is beating out of your chest. You feel alone. You put everyone else first and wonder when it will be your turn. You don’t even like the person in the mirror, so how can you hope to find acceptance from anyone else? Is your main concern your body size or shape? Your sexuality? The role others expect of you? You are overwhelmed by feelings you don’t even understand. You wonder if you will be stuck like this forever.
(470) 414-5021 View (470) 414-5021
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Jami Lynn Marie Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollton, GA 30117
As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, it is my goal to help clients build the relationships and life they desire. Whether families are facing a crisis, a couple is looking to strengthen their partnership, an individual is striving to manage their mental health and diagnosis, or parents are seeking more positive relationships with their children, my goal is to meet clients exactly where they are in their life story and collaborate a new, desired story-line.
As an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, it is my goal to help clients build the relationships and life they desire. Whether families are facing a crisis, a couple is looking to strengthen their partnership, an individual is striving to manage their mental health and diagnosis, or parents are seeking more positive relationships with their children, my goal is to meet clients exactly where they are in their life story and collaborate a new, desired story-line.
(770) 284-3752 View (770) 284-3752
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John Prucha
Counselor, APC, NCC
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
My name is John and I use a short-term, neuro-informed, person-centered, non-judgmental approach to mental health counseling. I hold to the belief that you are the expert on you, you are unique, not broken, and that you have it within yourself to achieve growth, balance, and inner peace. I offer a place where your concerns are respectfully and empathetically listened to with "unconditional positive regard". My goal is only that you leave resilient, more aware, and grow into the person you desire to become with a newfound ability to cope with life's stressors and process trauma of the past from a holistic perspective.
My name is John and I use a short-term, neuro-informed, person-centered, non-judgmental approach to mental health counseling. I hold to the belief that you are the expert on you, you are unique, not broken, and that you have it within yourself to achieve growth, balance, and inner peace. I offer a place where your concerns are respectfully and empathetically listened to with "unconditional positive regard". My goal is only that you leave resilient, more aware, and grow into the person you desire to become with a newfound ability to cope with life's stressors and process trauma of the past from a holistic perspective.
(470) 372-1361 View (470) 372-1361
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Susan L Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
I use a cognitive approach when treating clients who suffer from moderate to severe mental health related issues including depression, PTSD, anxiety/panic disorders, phobias, OCD, marital distress, and others. I assess for past traumatic experiences that continue to interfere with current life. I also specialize in neurodivergence including ADHD (using most recent research) and "high masking" autism aka Asperger's. In my practice, you can expect a research-based approach designed to move you out of distress and into optimal living. I seek goal-alignment with my client so that our time together will be more efficient and successful.
I use a cognitive approach when treating clients who suffer from moderate to severe mental health related issues including depression, PTSD, anxiety/panic disorders, phobias, OCD, marital distress, and others. I assess for past traumatic experiences that continue to interfere with current life. I also specialize in neurodivergence including ADHD (using most recent research) and "high masking" autism aka Asperger's. In my practice, you can expect a research-based approach designed to move you out of distress and into optimal living. I seek goal-alignment with my client so that our time together will be more efficient and successful.
(770) 285-5326 View (770) 285-5326
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John Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117  (Online Only)
We live in a day and time that is often so overwhelming it is difficult to feel present enough to focus on ourselves. Whether it is dealing with loss, unwanted change such as divorce or the ending of a relationship, or wanting to find purpose and meaning in our lives, it is challenging to know how to deal with such life-altering events. By working with me, I believe you will find hope through the understanding and discovery of your own potential through our counseling sessions.
We live in a day and time that is often so overwhelming it is difficult to feel present enough to focus on ourselves. Whether it is dealing with loss, unwanted change such as divorce or the ending of a relationship, or wanting to find purpose and meaning in our lives, it is challenging to know how to deal with such life-altering events. By working with me, I believe you will find hope through the understanding and discovery of your own potential through our counseling sessions.
(404) 383-9691 View (404) 383-9691
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Nicole R. Dodson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
I have worked extensively with adolescents, at risk children, and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, anger management issues, self-esteem issues, behavioral issues, and substance abuse issues. I also work with children and adults who have suffered trauma and experience symptoms of PTSD, ADHD, and ADD. I sometimes incorporate physical activity into the therapeutic process. This "active therapy" can be especially helpful in working with issues of self esteem, anxiety, depression, and addiction. In addition to "active therapy", I have also found that meditation and mindfulness can be especially helpful for children who have trouble with focus and concentration.
I have worked extensively with adolescents, at risk children, and adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, anger management issues, self-esteem issues, behavioral issues, and substance abuse issues. I also work with children and adults who have suffered trauma and experience symptoms of PTSD, ADHD, and ADD. I sometimes incorporate physical activity into the therapeutic process. This "active therapy" can be especially helpful in working with issues of self esteem, anxiety, depression, and addiction. In addition to "active therapy", I have also found that meditation and mindfulness can be especially helpful for children who have trouble with focus and concentration.
(678) 616-2175 View (678) 616-2175
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Transitions Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-NCC
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117  (Online Only)
I am only working online virtually with the app Zoom (HIPPA security), available for cell/tablets, it can be accessed directly on your PC. If you send you your email I’ll send you an activation link. I work with anyone that wants to create change in their life! Anyone that is choosing to move on to a more fulfilling life, it doesn’t matter where that motivation comes from! It could be from deep inside them or someone else helping them to see the need. I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy and hypnotherapy as primary tools for trauma, PTSD, and adverse childhood events (ACE).
I am only working online virtually with the app Zoom (HIPPA security), available for cell/tablets, it can be accessed directly on your PC. If you send you your email I’ll send you an activation link. I work with anyone that wants to create change in their life! Anyone that is choosing to move on to a more fulfilling life, it doesn’t matter where that motivation comes from! It could be from deep inside them or someone else helping them to see the need. I use Accelerated Resolution Therapy and hypnotherapy as primary tools for trauma, PTSD, and adverse childhood events (ACE).
(404) 341-5520 View (404) 341-5520
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Tonya D Klemmer Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
Children and teens go through many changes and often end up having a hard time navigating all of these changes. The changes everyone is faced with today; especially since COVID-19, are causing people to feel lost and uncertain as to how to move forward. Your teen may be struggling with disordered eating, making decisions, and their social network. Your adolescent may be experiencing an increase in stress and anxiety due to the uncertainty of the future. You may be questioning your beliefs; exploring alternative practices. You need additional guidance and exploration to feel better and self-actualize. We can help you with this.
Children and teens go through many changes and often end up having a hard time navigating all of these changes. The changes everyone is faced with today; especially since COVID-19, are causing people to feel lost and uncertain as to how to move forward. Your teen may be struggling with disordered eating, making decisions, and their social network. Your adolescent may be experiencing an increase in stress and anxiety due to the uncertainty of the future. You may be questioning your beliefs; exploring alternative practices. You need additional guidance and exploration to feel better and self-actualize. We can help you with this.
(678) 839-9793 View (678) 839-9793
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Lj Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Carrollton, GA 30117
Are you looking to discover greater vitality and joy in your life? I have found great satisfaction in my work helping people discover what blocks their natural "aliveness." I enjoy working with anyone who is looking to grow and make changes. I work hard to understand my clients, which helps them more deeply understand themselves and their relationship to the world around them. Then we work together to address thoughts and beliefs that interfere with being fully alive.
Are you looking to discover greater vitality and joy in your life? I have found great satisfaction in my work helping people discover what blocks their natural "aliveness." I enjoy working with anyone who is looking to grow and make changes. I work hard to understand my clients, which helps them more deeply understand themselves and their relationship to the world around them. Then we work together to address thoughts and beliefs that interfere with being fully alive.
(678) 809-0279 View (678) 809-0279
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Ted Ceccoli
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CH
Verified Verified
Carrollton, GA 30117
There are many reasons to seek professional counseling. Yours might be feeling "stuck" or overwhelmed with depression. Perhaps, stress and anxiety have become constant companions. Maybe panic has been intruding too often. Has grief taken over your thoughts? Whatever your struggle, my purpose is to guide you towards inner peace utilizing a variety of emotional, and if desired, spiritual techniques.
There are many reasons to seek professional counseling. Yours might be feeling "stuck" or overwhelmed with depression. Perhaps, stress and anxiety have become constant companions. Maybe panic has been intruding too often. Has grief taken over your thoughts? Whatever your struggle, my purpose is to guide you towards inner peace utilizing a variety of emotional, and if desired, spiritual techniques.
(678) 820-7319 View (678) 820-7319

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30117

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 30117 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
72% Grief
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 30117 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30117?

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.