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Rebecca S Blakeman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
SERVICES AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19 CRISIS: Beginning the week of 3/23/2020 I will begin providing counseling services via telemental health, as this protects your health and has also been shown to be as effective as face-to-face counseling in an office. I use a HIPPA compliant platform that protects your privacy and confidentiality. I will be providing counseling services to children, adolescents and adults. I will be offering sliding scale fees for individuals who have lost a significant portion of their income during this crisis. I will also provide documentation you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
SERVICES AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19 CRISIS: Beginning the week of 3/23/2020 I will begin providing counseling services via telemental health, as this protects your health and has also been shown to be as effective as face-to-face counseling in an office. I use a HIPPA compliant platform that protects your privacy and confidentiality. I will be providing counseling services to children, adolescents and adults. I will be offering sliding scale fees for individuals who have lost a significant portion of their income during this crisis. I will also provide documentation you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.
(404) 369-7433 View (404) 369-7433
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Debra Vereen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
I have experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and seniors with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of mental health concerns. I will provide a non-judgmental, supportive, empathetic, and trusting relationship. I strive to understand your struggles and offer insight to increase your awareness when needed.
I have experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and seniors with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of mental health concerns. I will provide a non-judgmental, supportive, empathetic, and trusting relationship. I strive to understand your struggles and offer insight to increase your awareness when needed.
(678) 374-6236 View (678) 374-6236
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Dr. Phyllis Ivery
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
Does your life feel out of control and you're lacking the energy, motivation or know how to make any changes? Are you looking to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life? I'm a licensed psychologist that enjoys working with clients in helping them to live a life that is more peaceful and aligned with their desires. I engage in enlightening conversations that assist clients in identifying roadblocks and discovering the path to a better life. I have 19 years of experience working with a diverse array of clients of various ages, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities.
Does your life feel out of control and you're lacking the energy, motivation or know how to make any changes? Are you looking to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life? I'm a licensed psychologist that enjoys working with clients in helping them to live a life that is more peaceful and aligned with their desires. I engage in enlightening conversations that assist clients in identifying roadblocks and discovering the path to a better life. I have 19 years of experience working with a diverse array of clients of various ages, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations and gender identities.
(678) 929-6248 View (678) 929-6248
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Jacye Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
I am a caring and compassionate clinical social worker with 20 + years of experience serving children, adolescents, and adults. When people experience significant life stressors or trauma, their lives often begin to unravel, and they find it difficult to function. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with the daily stressors of life, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I’m also passionate about working to improve the social and emotional development of young people, and often work with parents who need support in managing their children’s challenging behaviors.
I am a caring and compassionate clinical social worker with 20 + years of experience serving children, adolescents, and adults. When people experience significant life stressors or trauma, their lives often begin to unravel, and they find it difficult to function. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with the daily stressors of life, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I’m also passionate about working to improve the social and emotional development of young people, and often work with parents who need support in managing their children’s challenging behaviors.
(770) 338-6221 View (770) 338-6221
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Byanca Beasley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, Coach, Mentor
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
Passionate life coach dedicated to empowering individuals of all ages to unlock their full potential. Specializing in guiding kids and adults through personal growth, goal setting, and building resilience. Committed to fostering confidence, self-discovery, and a positive mindset to navigate life's challenges with purpose and resilience. Life coaching, concentrates on setting and achieving future-oriented goals, enhancing personal development, and maximizing one's potential. Consider entrusting me with the privilege of being your life coach, guiding you towards personal growth, fulfillment, and the realization of your aspirations.
Passionate life coach dedicated to empowering individuals of all ages to unlock their full potential. Specializing in guiding kids and adults through personal growth, goal setting, and building resilience. Committed to fostering confidence, self-discovery, and a positive mindset to navigate life's challenges with purpose and resilience. Life coaching, concentrates on setting and achieving future-oriented goals, enhancing personal development, and maximizing one's potential. Consider entrusting me with the privilege of being your life coach, guiding you towards personal growth, fulfillment, and the realization of your aspirations.
(678) 647-9685 x404804 View (678) 647-9685 x404804
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Linda M Paige
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
In today's world people are dealing with complex issues that falls into many categories. The ideal client is one who is willing to put in the work, listen and accept the help given, even if it may seem hard for them but they want to feel better so they do it to accomplish their goals. The ideal client challenges my thoughts so that that I can work harder for them to understand why they experience what they feel. Their goal is Self-Care and the Confidence that Life Does go on. Why, because they deserve the best shot at a good life, and that they need to know how to choose Happy.
In today's world people are dealing with complex issues that falls into many categories. The ideal client is one who is willing to put in the work, listen and accept the help given, even if it may seem hard for them but they want to feel better so they do it to accomplish their goals. The ideal client challenges my thoughts so that that I can work harder for them to understand why they experience what they feel. Their goal is Self-Care and the Confidence that Life Does go on. Why, because they deserve the best shot at a good life, and that they need to know how to choose Happy.
(678) 679-0767 View (678) 679-0767
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Donna Lochard
MA
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
Hello, I'm Donna Lochard, Therapist for "The Little Things." I help people grow past the obstacles standing in the way of their happiness and life satisfaction, without having to face the journey alone and without having fear of the unknown. I know what it is like to feel stuck, scared of change because you don't know if you'll get it right or make it worse. I know what it feels like to crave something different, to want something more, and to be better. I am very happy to work with you in your journey and show you how to recognize your obstacles, push through challenges, and learn new skills to help you grow and transform.
Hello, I'm Donna Lochard, Therapist for "The Little Things." I help people grow past the obstacles standing in the way of their happiness and life satisfaction, without having to face the journey alone and without having fear of the unknown. I know what it is like to feel stuck, scared of change because you don't know if you'll get it right or make it worse. I know what it feels like to crave something different, to want something more, and to be better. I am very happy to work with you in your journey and show you how to recognize your obstacles, push through challenges, and learn new skills to help you grow and transform.
(678) 786-2538 View (678) 786-2538
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populations and interventions team company (PITC)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DBH, MPH, LMSW, CADCIII, CCM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30135
Health is "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." To link behavioral risk factors to outcomes so that early interventions can begin, we (Populations and Interventions Teams Company, PITC) address correlated conditions. We strive to make client experiences less complicated but complete, considering the lack of transportation in our rural areas, using evidence-based public health practices and behavioral health practice modalities. We collaborate to achieve treatment goals that would result in improved health outcomes.
Health is "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." To link behavioral risk factors to outcomes so that early interventions can begin, we (Populations and Interventions Teams Company, PITC) address correlated conditions. We strive to make client experiences less complicated but complete, considering the lack of transportation in our rural areas, using evidence-based public health practices and behavioral health practice modalities. We collaborate to achieve treatment goals that would result in improved health outcomes.
(678) 658-3350 View (678) 658-3350
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Shinah Quinn Russell
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30135
Life comes with seasons of mountains and valleys that bring about challenges in one’s ability to cope and adapt. It’s during these times, one will need the appropriate tools to adjust and face these challenges with confidence. My specialty is working with children, adolescents, young adults, women, and families to address anxiety, depression, career issues, life transitions, grief, marital and premarital issues, school issues, self-esteem, spirituality, stress, and women's issues. Together, we will work to set and achieve therapy goals.
Life comes with seasons of mountains and valleys that bring about challenges in one’s ability to cope and adapt. It’s during these times, one will need the appropriate tools to adjust and face these challenges with confidence. My specialty is working with children, adolescents, young adults, women, and families to address anxiety, depression, career issues, life transitions, grief, marital and premarital issues, school issues, self-esteem, spirituality, stress, and women's issues. Together, we will work to set and achieve therapy goals.
(470) 241-2564 View (470) 241-2564
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Khaliyah Taylor
Associate Professional Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30135
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling hurried and overwhelmed? Perhaps you struggle with panic attacks, sleeplessness, or endless worries. Or, maybe you have experienced hurt in your past that you just can't seem to shake. No matter what you are going through, I am here to listen to you and provide you with a nonjudgemental space to process and unload your burdens. I will also provide you with tangible tools to relieve anxiety and PTSD symptoms. I am a Christian and a licensed minister through the Assemblies of God. If desired, I am able to utilize Christianity in our sessions as another form of support.
Are you feeling hurried and overwhelmed? Perhaps you struggle with panic attacks, sleeplessness, or endless worries. Or, maybe you have experienced hurt in your past that you just can't seem to shake. No matter what you are going through, I am here to listen to you and provide you with a nonjudgemental space to process and unload your burdens. I will also provide you with tangible tools to relieve anxiety and PTSD symptoms. I am a Christian and a licensed minister through the Assemblies of God. If desired, I am able to utilize Christianity in our sessions as another form of support.
(678) 996-5931 View (678) 996-5931
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Nolanna Carthen Simon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, angry, sad, anxious? Have you been tempted to give up on yourself, a job, or a relationship? My goal is to offer a safe space to increase self-awareness, move past guilt, establish healthy boundaries, work on self-care, improve your communication and/or coping skills. Maybe you need accountability or feedback while sorting through complex emotions and decisions. If so, allow me the opportunity to assist you on this journey we call life. Contact my automated scheduler for an appointment at 678-919-3670. Let's get you on your way to "Perissos" (abundance)!
Are you feeling stressed, angry, sad, anxious? Have you been tempted to give up on yourself, a job, or a relationship? My goal is to offer a safe space to increase self-awareness, move past guilt, establish healthy boundaries, work on self-care, improve your communication and/or coping skills. Maybe you need accountability or feedback while sorting through complex emotions and decisions. If so, allow me the opportunity to assist you on this journey we call life. Contact my automated scheduler for an appointment at 678-919-3670. Let's get you on your way to "Perissos" (abundance)!
(678) 806-7635 View (678) 806-7635
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Carron Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
My name is Carron Alexander, and I am a Licensed Professional Therapist. I have experience working with clients between the ages of 5-65 and am comfortable treating a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, grief, women’s issues, trauma, and PTSD. My approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from multiple modalities to fit your needs such as Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Person-Centered theories. I have worked with a variety of mental health issues in a variety of populations and look forward to helping you find a better path forward.
My name is Carron Alexander, and I am a Licensed Professional Therapist. I have experience working with clients between the ages of 5-65 and am comfortable treating a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, grief, women’s issues, trauma, and PTSD. My approach to therapy is eclectic, drawing from multiple modalities to fit your needs such as Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Person-Centered theories. I have worked with a variety of mental health issues in a variety of populations and look forward to helping you find a better path forward.
(912) 455-3010 View (912) 455-3010
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Ingrid A Richardson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30135
Relationships are such an important aspect of our everyday life. Whether it's a personal relationship or a professional relationship, navigating our own pain and self awareness while trying to build and maintain our relationships could be challenging. In addition to helping adults and teens in understanding and managing feelings and thoughts that impact how they relate to others, I specifically provide support for couples who are navigating through the pain and healing from an affair.
Relationships are such an important aspect of our everyday life. Whether it's a personal relationship or a professional relationship, navigating our own pain and self awareness while trying to build and maintain our relationships could be challenging. In addition to helping adults and teens in understanding and managing feelings and thoughts that impact how they relate to others, I specifically provide support for couples who are navigating through the pain and healing from an affair.
(678) 905-0110 View (678) 905-0110
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Shawnnetta Green
Associate Professional Counselor, MEd, LAPC, NCC, CGP
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
Have you lost a loved one? Are you a new mom struggling to find your identity again? Did a recent break-up leave you wondering if you will ever find joy again? Do people often make you feel as if something is wrong with you because you "aren't over it yet?” Whatever "it" is for you, please know that grief is not linear, and everyone does not grieve the same way. Grief is not just about death; grief is about loss; and loss is something we all experience at some point in our lives. If you feel misunderstood, unheard, or alone in your grief, please allow me to walk along side you on your grief journey.
Have you lost a loved one? Are you a new mom struggling to find your identity again? Did a recent break-up leave you wondering if you will ever find joy again? Do people often make you feel as if something is wrong with you because you "aren't over it yet?” Whatever "it" is for you, please know that grief is not linear, and everyone does not grieve the same way. Grief is not just about death; grief is about loss; and loss is something we all experience at some point in our lives. If you feel misunderstood, unheard, or alone in your grief, please allow me to walk along side you on your grief journey.
(678) 256-3579 View (678) 256-3579
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Clint Payne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
Are you looking to learn new skills and tools to help you better your relationships, manage your emotions, and improve your thinking and coping skills? With over 29 years of experience, we can work together to replace them with new effective, practical skills that will last as you keep practicing them. I am skilled in couples counseling, problematic sexual behavior, anxiety, worry, depression. If you are struggling with any of these issues, and they are impacting your relationships, work, or family life let’s work together to make things better.
Are you looking to learn new skills and tools to help you better your relationships, manage your emotions, and improve your thinking and coping skills? With over 29 years of experience, we can work together to replace them with new effective, practical skills that will last as you keep practicing them. I am skilled in couples counseling, problematic sexual behavior, anxiety, worry, depression. If you are struggling with any of these issues, and they are impacting your relationships, work, or family life let’s work together to make things better.
(404) 994-3585 View (404) 994-3585
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Fitkeesha Beckford Approved Supervisor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
Throughout life, we encounter experiences that help shape how we view the world around us, how we view others, and how we view ourselves. Some of these experiences are within our control (self-esteem, career choice, interpersonal relationships, etc), while others are not (microaggressions, social injustice, traumatic experiences, etc). Brevity of the Soul provides a safe space to get to the heart of the matter and unpack the impact that these experiences have on well-being, and explore effective ways to manage ongoing mental, emotional, social, and/or even professional wellness.
Throughout life, we encounter experiences that help shape how we view the world around us, how we view others, and how we view ourselves. Some of these experiences are within our control (self-esteem, career choice, interpersonal relationships, etc), while others are not (microaggressions, social injustice, traumatic experiences, etc). Brevity of the Soul provides a safe space to get to the heart of the matter and unpack the impact that these experiences have on well-being, and explore effective ways to manage ongoing mental, emotional, social, and/or even professional wellness.
(678) 661-6961 View (678) 661-6961
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Wilson Professional Counseling & Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135  (Online Only)
At Wilson Professional Counseling & Consulting (WPCC), you can count on us being professional. We will handle your thoughts with love and care. We offer an integrated approach that includes cognitive behavioral techniques and person-centered therapy. At WPCC, individuals can expect the freedom to explore and express their feelings in a non-judgmental environment that is comfortable and empathetic.
At Wilson Professional Counseling & Consulting (WPCC), you can count on us being professional. We will handle your thoughts with love and care. We offer an integrated approach that includes cognitive behavioral techniques and person-centered therapy. At WPCC, individuals can expect the freedom to explore and express their feelings in a non-judgmental environment that is comfortable and empathetic.
(770) 872-7440 View (770) 872-7440
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Chapelhill Counseling Center
Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
Chapelhill Counseling Center is a faith-sensitive counseling practice featuring fully licensed clinicians who accept most forms of insurance. We offer counseling from a Christian perspective all the while maintaining an ethical position where the views of the counselors are not imposed upon the client. For clients that choose to integrate their Christian faith into the therapeutic process, they will find our counselors more than equipped to do so.
Chapelhill Counseling Center is a faith-sensitive counseling practice featuring fully licensed clinicians who accept most forms of insurance. We offer counseling from a Christian perspective all the while maintaining an ethical position where the views of the counselors are not imposed upon the client. For clients that choose to integrate their Christian faith into the therapeutic process, they will find our counselors more than equipped to do so.
(770) 651-0412 View (770) 651-0412
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Integrated Counseling Center & Consulting Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH, CPCS, CATP
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
The Journey to Healing and Living A Meaningful Life to the fullest is possible and starts with you ! We would love to help you embark on this journey together one step at a time!
The Journey to Healing and Living A Meaningful Life to the fullest is possible and starts with you ! We would love to help you embark on this journey together one step at a time!
(404) 924-2349 View (404) 924-2349
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Advantage Counseling Solutions, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, CAMS, NCSC
Verified Verified
Douglasville, GA 30135
Thank you for reaching out to me! Currently, we are only offering Court Mandated Anger Management Classes, and the classes are usually held on Saturdays before noon in person. We have 3 instructors, including myself. Each course may have a different start time, so call our office to gain more information.
Thank you for reaching out to me! Currently, we are only offering Court Mandated Anger Management Classes, and the classes are usually held on Saturdays before noon in person. We have 3 instructors, including myself. Each course may have a different start time, so call our office to gain more information.
(470) 431-4220 View (470) 431-4220

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30135

70+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 30135 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Stress
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth
77% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 30135 see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30135?

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.