Therapists in 30302

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Sherri A Gatson Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30302
Empowering individuals and families towards real change. Inner Change,LLC works with individuals, families and groups focusing on the individual strengths and inner resources to improve personal outcomes. Inner Change, LLC is an evidence based therapeutic counseling and education center serving the needs of anyone seeking support towards real change.
Empowering individuals and families towards real change. Inner Change,LLC works with individuals, families and groups focusing on the individual strengths and inner resources to improve personal outcomes. Inner Change, LLC is an evidence based therapeutic counseling and education center serving the needs of anyone seeking support towards real change.
(404) 994-4441 View (404) 994-4441
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Daniel Arnold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302
Deciding to begin the process of psychotherapy can be daunting as it is the recognition that you want to make changes in your life. The motivation to change might be obvious - there is a specific issue to address - but, sometimes the motivation is not as clear. You want to feel better or have different understandings of why things are and how you can affect the outcome. It is my privilege to accompany you on this expedition. My goal, as a therapist, is to facilitate growth by providing a space that is respectful and empathic, while also providing an opportunity for insight and understanding.
Deciding to begin the process of psychotherapy can be daunting as it is the recognition that you want to make changes in your life. The motivation to change might be obvious - there is a specific issue to address - but, sometimes the motivation is not as clear. You want to feel better or have different understandings of why things are and how you can affect the outcome. It is my privilege to accompany you on this expedition. My goal, as a therapist, is to facilitate growth by providing a space that is respectful and empathic, while also providing an opportunity for insight and understanding.
(404) 828-0248 View (404) 828-0248
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Holistic Wellness Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30302
As a Licensed Mental Health and Wellness Professional, I provide a therapeutic environment that fosters empowerment and enrichment in the lives of others, while cultivating creativity and comfort with one's personal identity. I hope to guide you to trust in yourself and your unique life experiences, as they are the prolific and indispensable resources for the answers you seek. Together, we will work towards helping you respond to yourself, people, and life, in a growth affirming and self-actualizing way, ultimately creating the experience of an inner-directed life, so that you may live it to the fullest potential.
As a Licensed Mental Health and Wellness Professional, I provide a therapeutic environment that fosters empowerment and enrichment in the lives of others, while cultivating creativity and comfort with one's personal identity. I hope to guide you to trust in yourself and your unique life experiences, as they are the prolific and indispensable resources for the answers you seek. Together, we will work towards helping you respond to yourself, people, and life, in a growth affirming and self-actualizing way, ultimately creating the experience of an inner-directed life, so that you may live it to the fullest potential.
(678) 582-8381 View (678) 582-8381
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Powers Ferry Psychological Associates
Psychologist, PhD, LCWS, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302
We can help with- Assessment and treatment for child's educational or behavioral problems. Supportive, evidenced based therapy for Depression and Anxiety. Goal Directed help for Couples to help prevent and solve problems. Individual Therapy for a host of problems including relationship issues, eating disorders, weight issues, and health challenges.
We can help with- Assessment and treatment for child's educational or behavioral problems. Supportive, evidenced based therapy for Depression and Anxiety. Goal Directed help for Couples to help prevent and solve problems. Individual Therapy for a host of problems including relationship issues, eating disorders, weight issues, and health challenges.
(770) 464-5754 View (770) 464-5754
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Erica D Walker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30302
Are you having difficulty managing your child's behavior at home? Does your child's teacher have concerns about listening skills, impulsivity, or social awkwardness? Has your child experienced a significant change in mood, appetite, or sleep patterns? Has your child experienced a major life stressor (e.g., sexual abuse, death of loved one, parental divorce) or transition (e.g., a recent move)? If your child is experiencing any of these issues, together we can find a solution.
Are you having difficulty managing your child's behavior at home? Does your child's teacher have concerns about listening skills, impulsivity, or social awkwardness? Has your child experienced a significant change in mood, appetite, or sleep patterns? Has your child experienced a major life stressor (e.g., sexual abuse, death of loved one, parental divorce) or transition (e.g., a recent move)? If your child is experiencing any of these issues, together we can find a solution.
(404) 994-5215 View (404) 994-5215
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Twilynn M. Jourdain
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30302
Twilynn has over 20 years experience working in the Human Services Industry. She provides individual, couple, and family therapy in a private practice setting. She specializes in working with those who suffer from depression, have experienced trauma and abuse, experience anxiety and stress, have communication challenges within their family system, and/or have difficulty in making life transitions. She has extensive experience working with adolescents addressing, self-esteem issues, teaching decision-making and problem solving skills, and working through school related issues. Twilynn also has extensive experience working with the LGBT community.
Twilynn has over 20 years experience working in the Human Services Industry. She provides individual, couple, and family therapy in a private practice setting. She specializes in working with those who suffer from depression, have experienced trauma and abuse, experience anxiety and stress, have communication challenges within their family system, and/or have difficulty in making life transitions. She has extensive experience working with adolescents addressing, self-esteem issues, teaching decision-making and problem solving skills, and working through school related issues. Twilynn also has extensive experience working with the LGBT community.
(404) 334-7935 View (404) 334-7935
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Holly N Byrd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302
Life can sometimes bring challenges that are best approached by talking to someone who can provide an objective and supportive perspective. I view therapy as a partnership, and am committed to working together with you in difficult times. I am interested in helping you grow and make changes. Change will sometimes be easy and quick, but more often it can be slow and frustrating. While there are no instant cures, I can help you to learn new ways of looking at your concerns that will be very helpful for changing your feelings and reactions.
Life can sometimes bring challenges that are best approached by talking to someone who can provide an objective and supportive perspective. I view therapy as a partnership, and am committed to working together with you in difficult times. I am interested in helping you grow and make changes. Change will sometimes be easy and quick, but more often it can be slow and frustrating. While there are no instant cures, I can help you to learn new ways of looking at your concerns that will be very helpful for changing your feelings and reactions.
(404) 990-4861 View (404) 990-4861
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Precious Avorkliyah-Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302
PLEASE BE ADVISED ONLY VIRTUAL SESSIONS ARE BEING CONDUCTED AT THIS TIME. Please call for details——- Precious understands that life has a tendency to accelerate when we might need to PAUSE! Precious wants you to feel that it is okay to stop and tend to your emotional wellness. It is okay to acknowledge that you've been affected and that it has left a significant impression. By affording yourself the time necessary to acknowledge, process, and reconcile the emotional scarring; you are humanizing yourself and positioning yourself for lasting repair.
PLEASE BE ADVISED ONLY VIRTUAL SESSIONS ARE BEING CONDUCTED AT THIS TIME. Please call for details——- Precious understands that life has a tendency to accelerate when we might need to PAUSE! Precious wants you to feel that it is okay to stop and tend to your emotional wellness. It is okay to acknowledge that you've been affected and that it has left a significant impression. By affording yourself the time necessary to acknowledge, process, and reconcile the emotional scarring; you are humanizing yourself and positioning yourself for lasting repair.
(678) 329-9171 View (678) 329-9171
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Addiction Counselor USA
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CADCII
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302
"I Have 24 Years of Sobriety The client's I work with are those dealing with alcohol, drugs, and mental illnesses. I work with ages 13+, male and female, all religions, all races, etc. It is not fair that some people have access to the best addiction counselors in the world and others don't have the same resources or transportation to those same resources. Here at Addiction Counselor USA, we provide those same services to you in person, by phone, telemental, your home, community, etc. We do whatever we must to bring our services to you.
"I Have 24 Years of Sobriety The client's I work with are those dealing with alcohol, drugs, and mental illnesses. I work with ages 13+, male and female, all religions, all races, etc. It is not fair that some people have access to the best addiction counselors in the world and others don't have the same resources or transportation to those same resources. Here at Addiction Counselor USA, we provide those same services to you in person, by phone, telemental, your home, community, etc. We do whatever we must to bring our services to you.
(678) 506-7940 View (678) 506-7940
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Darla N. Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CADCII, SAP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30302
It is vital to provide integrated treatment for mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief/loss, personality disorders, drug and alcohol and similar conditions. Located in the heart of Warner Robins, Georgia. I provide safety and privacy for patients seeking healing and recovery. I am specially trained to address the complex needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders and to treat the whole person in a comprehensive way. I have specialized training in the services being treated.
It is vital to provide integrated treatment for mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief/loss, personality disorders, drug and alcohol and similar conditions. Located in the heart of Warner Robins, Georgia. I provide safety and privacy for patients seeking healing and recovery. I am specially trained to address the complex needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders and to treat the whole person in a comprehensive way. I have specialized training in the services being treated.
(478) 449-1590 View (478) 449-1590
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Dr. Noah Z. Spring
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP, NRHSP
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302  (Online Only)
The choice to change your life's direction can be a challenging one, much like finding the right therapist. If you are looking for extra support through a difficult time or seeking to set out on a path of self-discovery, I can help you achieve your goals. So many of us struggle to experience the type of life we know we deserve; by working together in a relaxing and healing environment, you and I can come to a better understanding of what may be holding you back. Thank you for the opportunity to take part in your journey.
The choice to change your life's direction can be a challenging one, much like finding the right therapist. If you are looking for extra support through a difficult time or seeking to set out on a path of self-discovery, I can help you achieve your goals. So many of us struggle to experience the type of life we know we deserve; by working together in a relaxing and healing environment, you and I can come to a better understanding of what may be holding you back. Thank you for the opportunity to take part in your journey.
(317) 739-4669 View (317) 739-4669
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Sarah Lillian Charles
MS
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30302
Sarah Charles is a High-Performance Coach. She has worked with a wide variety of different organizations and populations including the U. S. Army, Transportation Security Administration, high-performance athletes and Indvidual looking for skills to achieve their goals both personally and professionally. I value knowledge, authenticity, improving employees, managers, executives, athletes, and coaches in achieving consistent high levels of performance, while thriving in adversity. I create an inclusive and collaborative consulting relationship that facilitates self-awareness in promoting growth and self-improvement.
Sarah Charles is a High-Performance Coach. She has worked with a wide variety of different organizations and populations including the U. S. Army, Transportation Security Administration, high-performance athletes and Indvidual looking for skills to achieve their goals both personally and professionally. I value knowledge, authenticity, improving employees, managers, executives, athletes, and coaches in achieving consistent high levels of performance, while thriving in adversity. I create an inclusive and collaborative consulting relationship that facilitates self-awareness in promoting growth and self-improvement.
(470) 745-2815 View (470) 745-2815
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Ernestine M Davis
Pastoral Counselor, DMin
Atlanta, GA 30302
Have you PLACED your LOVE in the WRONG PLACE? Do you have days where you feel alone, sad, isolated or anxious? I am here to help you understand that life really can get better. Relationships can work and you are stronger and more successful than you think you are. I can help you navigate through tough days and life's unwanted challenges.
Have you PLACED your LOVE in the WRONG PLACE? Do you have days where you feel alone, sad, isolated or anxious? I am here to help you understand that life really can get better. Relationships can work and you are stronger and more successful than you think you are. I can help you navigate through tough days and life's unwanted challenges.
(678) 276-8982 View (678) 276-8982
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Belle Shook - Attento Counseling
Counselor, MS, NCC, APC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302
With a deep passion for their work, Belle is a person-centered therapist who places great emphasis on cultivating a strong therapeutic relationship with their clients. They firmly believe in collaborating with their clients to achieve their goals and is a staunch advocate for marginalized individuals, especially those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Their approach is supportive, focusing on self-love, body positivity, and personal growth.
With a deep passion for their work, Belle is a person-centered therapist who places great emphasis on cultivating a strong therapeutic relationship with their clients. They firmly believe in collaborating with their clients to achieve their goals and is a staunch advocate for marginalized individuals, especially those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Their approach is supportive, focusing on self-love, body positivity, and personal growth.
(706) 493-5545 View (706) 493-5545
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Suze Maze — Anxiety, depression, trauma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CEAP
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302  (Online Only)
Are feelings of anxiety affecting your work and home life? Are you stuck in aspects of your life because of trauma or low motivation? Do you have a persistent sad mood, feelings of worthlessness or guilt? Fortunately, even small and consistent efforts towards recovery can yield significant improvements. Difficult experiences in your past or struggles in the present don't have to dictate your future. With 25 years of experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our sessions. Online therapy is available in South Carolina and Georgia. Contact me today to book your free consult. I am looking forward to hearing your story!
Are feelings of anxiety affecting your work and home life? Are you stuck in aspects of your life because of trauma or low motivation? Do you have a persistent sad mood, feelings of worthlessness or guilt? Fortunately, even small and consistent efforts towards recovery can yield significant improvements. Difficult experiences in your past or struggles in the present don't have to dictate your future. With 25 years of experience, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our sessions. Online therapy is available in South Carolina and Georgia. Contact me today to book your free consult. I am looking forward to hearing your story!
(839) 333-4525 View (839) 333-4525
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India Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302  (Online Only)
Are you a woman seeking to enhance your overall well-being, regain a sense of control, and thrive in your daily life? As a licensed professional counselor my mission is to create a safe and nurturing space where women can explore, understand, and overcome the obstacles hindering their personal growth. Most often I work with adult clients who are faced with challenges such as managing daily anxiety, exhaustion/burnout that stems from motherhood, career management, and/or academia, and those who are seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their unique experiences.
Are you a woman seeking to enhance your overall well-being, regain a sense of control, and thrive in your daily life? As a licensed professional counselor my mission is to create a safe and nurturing space where women can explore, understand, and overcome the obstacles hindering their personal growth. Most often I work with adult clients who are faced with challenges such as managing daily anxiety, exhaustion/burnout that stems from motherhood, career management, and/or academia, and those who are seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and their unique experiences.
(470) 619-6897 View (470) 619-6897
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Angela Blount
LMHC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302
Are your feelings often invalidated by the people you love? Are you frustrated with dismissive responses, feeling disregarded, unseen, and unheard? Are you aiming to make everyone happy but feel your best efforts fall short of their expectations? Do you feel you need to be doing more despite achieving what others may deem as success? If you struggle with putting others' needs before your own, communicating your feelings and emotions authentically, and constantly feeling like you're not doing enough - you're in the right place.
Are your feelings often invalidated by the people you love? Are you frustrated with dismissive responses, feeling disregarded, unseen, and unheard? Are you aiming to make everyone happy but feel your best efforts fall short of their expectations? Do you feel you need to be doing more despite achieving what others may deem as success? If you struggle with putting others' needs before your own, communicating your feelings and emotions authentically, and constantly feeling like you're not doing enough - you're in the right place.
(850) 304-0335 View (850) 304-0335
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Kovita Bhasin
Counselor, MS, APC, NCC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302
Sometimes we find ourselves in a dark place where we feel alone, helpless, and hopeless about ourselves and our future. In times like these it is easy to think that you are worthless and no one can understand what you are going through or fathom the heaviness inside of you. As a counselor, I take great pride in being able to sit down in your hole with you and slowly work our way back out together. I know that seeking help when we feel so vulnerable and hurt is not easy, sometimes you may even think that no one really cares so why bother reaching out anyway. I want you to know that you are not alone and I assure you I care about you.
Sometimes we find ourselves in a dark place where we feel alone, helpless, and hopeless about ourselves and our future. In times like these it is easy to think that you are worthless and no one can understand what you are going through or fathom the heaviness inside of you. As a counselor, I take great pride in being able to sit down in your hole with you and slowly work our way back out together. I know that seeking help when we feel so vulnerable and hurt is not easy, sometimes you may even think that no one really cares so why bother reaching out anyway. I want you to know that you are not alone and I assure you I care about you.
(678) 562-7856 View (678) 562-7856
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CerebroFit LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302  (Online Only)
Am I losing my memory? Do I have Alzheimer's disease? How can I keep my mind sharp? These are questions that I hear on a regular basis from my clients. We launched CerebroFit Integrated Brain Health to address these questions. Our company is based on research showing that healthy behaviors such as exercise, good nutrition, and treating mental illness are linked to better memory and cognitive functioning as we age, and can even slow down or prevent Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.
Am I losing my memory? Do I have Alzheimer's disease? How can I keep my mind sharp? These are questions that I hear on a regular basis from my clients. We launched CerebroFit Integrated Brain Health to address these questions. Our company is based on research showing that healthy behaviors such as exercise, good nutrition, and treating mental illness are linked to better memory and cognitive functioning as we age, and can even slow down or prevent Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.
(678) 329-9355 View (678) 329-9355
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Hope Consult & Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30302  (Online Only)
Welcome to Hope Consult & Counseling Services. Life is a journey that is rarely straight or smooth. So, you are not alone. I have over 10+ years of experience serving individuals, couples (pre - and married), and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. I integrate approaches as best fits my clients, keeping in mind the value of understanding life and cultural contexts at play. Through therapy sessions, I provide a safe space to connect and delve into areas of their interest and need. I help my clients develop strategies to connect, heal, renew goals and perspectives of self and important others. I look forward to serving you!
Welcome to Hope Consult & Counseling Services. Life is a journey that is rarely straight or smooth. So, you are not alone. I have over 10+ years of experience serving individuals, couples (pre - and married), and families from diverse cultural backgrounds. I integrate approaches as best fits my clients, keeping in mind the value of understanding life and cultural contexts at play. Through therapy sessions, I provide a safe space to connect and delve into areas of their interest and need. I help my clients develop strategies to connect, heal, renew goals and perspectives of self and important others. I look forward to serving you!
(270) 456-4788 View (270) 456-4788

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Number of Therapists in 30302

40+

Average cost per session

$132

Therapists in 30302 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
80% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
73% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 30302 see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
16% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30302?

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.