Therapists in 30315

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Katina Pittman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30315
My name is Dr. Katina Pittman. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
My name is Dr. Katina Pittman. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
(470) 664-5680 View (470) 664-5680
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Emily Hood
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30315
Feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Not sure why you keep repeating behaviors? Are your thoughts on repeat? Through cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and other interventions, I work with clients to rewire negative thought patterns and habits, understand their emotions, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and find different perspectives. I use a trauma-informed approach to provide compassionate care and offer an open, judgment-free space as I listen and provide support through our work together. I also offer low-cost counseling at sliding scale rates to help reduce the barriers to getting support.
Feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Not sure why you keep repeating behaviors? Are your thoughts on repeat? Through cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and other interventions, I work with clients to rewire negative thought patterns and habits, understand their emotions, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and find different perspectives. I use a trauma-informed approach to provide compassionate care and offer an open, judgment-free space as I listen and provide support through our work together. I also offer low-cost counseling at sliding scale rates to help reduce the barriers to getting support.
(404) 738-7198 View (404) 738-7198
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Eleanor Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30315
Hello, I am Eleanor Brown, a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over thirty years of experience working in the mental health field. Are you looking for an experienced nonjudgmental therapist? I am here to provide you with support, guidance, and a safe place for you to heal. I provide individual therapy for adults, teenagers, and geriatrics. I work with those suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, anger, ADHD, relationship issues, career changes, and co-occurring issues. I will support you in attaining peace and identifying and meeting goals that improve your quality of life.
Hello, I am Eleanor Brown, a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over thirty years of experience working in the mental health field. Are you looking for an experienced nonjudgmental therapist? I am here to provide you with support, guidance, and a safe place for you to heal. I provide individual therapy for adults, teenagers, and geriatrics. I work with those suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, anger, ADHD, relationship issues, career changes, and co-occurring issues. I will support you in attaining peace and identifying and meeting goals that improve your quality of life.
(770) 501-6828 View (770) 501-6828
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Susan Spissman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30315
Hi, I'm Susan Spissman. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2014, but knew I wanted to be a counselor since the age of ten. I've helped hundreds of clients thrive in life and business with solution-focused tools, and I am committed to equipping you to do the same. My approach is geared towards high-achieving individuals who are driven to succeed. They often struggle with burnout, work/life balance, high levels of stress/anxiety, perfectionism, fear of failure, self-doubt, and performance mentality.
Hi, I'm Susan Spissman. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2014, but knew I wanted to be a counselor since the age of ten. I've helped hundreds of clients thrive in life and business with solution-focused tools, and I am committed to equipping you to do the same. My approach is geared towards high-achieving individuals who are driven to succeed. They often struggle with burnout, work/life balance, high levels of stress/anxiety, perfectionism, fear of failure, self-doubt, and performance mentality.
(678) 270-2326 View (678) 270-2326
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Bridget Pollack-Naber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30315
I am Bridget Pollack-Naber and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 14 years. I provide therapy services for people as young as 5 years old through adulthood. I specialize in Trauma, working with depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I have provide therapy services for people as young as 5 years old though adulthood. I work with individuals, children and families to focus on building coping, honoring experiences, building skills to help enhance life. I work with individuals, children and families to focus on building coping, honoring experiences, and building skills to help enhance life.
I am Bridget Pollack-Naber and have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 14 years. I provide therapy services for people as young as 5 years old through adulthood. I specialize in Trauma, working with depression, anxiety, and life transitions. I have provide therapy services for people as young as 5 years old though adulthood. I work with individuals, children and families to focus on building coping, honoring experiences, building skills to help enhance life. I work with individuals, children and families to focus on building coping, honoring experiences, and building skills to help enhance life.
(678) 504-6445 View (678) 504-6445
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Pamala Love
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30315
I can often participate in behavioral health symposiums throughout the country and advocate for supporting marriage, strengthening single-parent homes, and military and veteran families, educating young parents, and promoting collectivism for the community’s wellbeing.
I can often participate in behavioral health symposiums throughout the country and advocate for supporting marriage, strengthening single-parent homes, and military and veteran families, educating young parents, and promoting collectivism for the community’s wellbeing.
(678) 203-9342 View (678) 203-9342
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Holistic Wellness Consulting
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30315
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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Melissa McKinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30315
My name is Melissa McKinney, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology based in Adel, Georgia. I work with clients 13 years and older, specializing in depression, anxiety, stress, and life transition issues. I primarily work with clients utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in order to assist in identifying a life worth living and developing skills to obtain life goals and feel better overall. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of populations and clientele.
My name is Melissa McKinney, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Doctorate in Applied Clinical Psychology based in Adel, Georgia. I work with clients 13 years and older, specializing in depression, anxiety, stress, and life transition issues. I primarily work with clients utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in order to assist in identifying a life worth living and developing skills to obtain life goals and feel better overall. Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of populations and clientele.
(678) 833-1685 View (678) 833-1685
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Essence Fiddemon
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30315
Struggling with feeling inadequate and not good enough? Are you someone that struggles with enmeshment, boundaries, perfectionism, anxiety, depression and trauma? Do your personal struggles impact your relationships with others? I work with parents and individuals who live with Borderline personality disorder, clinical anxiety, unhealthy enmeshment, perfectionism and depression. I do treat trauma. I pride myself on giving my clients skills that they need to be successful while also building insight into their struggles. We will work towards taking accountability and setting boundaries while validating our struggles.
Struggling with feeling inadequate and not good enough? Are you someone that struggles with enmeshment, boundaries, perfectionism, anxiety, depression and trauma? Do your personal struggles impact your relationships with others? I work with parents and individuals who live with Borderline personality disorder, clinical anxiety, unhealthy enmeshment, perfectionism and depression. I do treat trauma. I pride myself on giving my clients skills that they need to be successful while also building insight into their struggles. We will work towards taking accountability and setting boundaries while validating our struggles.
(404) 689-2936 View (404) 689-2936
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Ikeranda Smith
PhD
Atlanta, GA 30315
Welcome! As a Coach, I am focused on efforts to establish transformational learning experiences that cultivate collaborative care for individuals committed to doing their work. I am committed to helping you remove the barriers that interfere with how you connect with others. I am committed to helping people live more authentically by gaining a greater sense of peace and learning how to engage in healthy connections that foster safety and self-awareness.
Welcome! As a Coach, I am focused on efforts to establish transformational learning experiences that cultivate collaborative care for individuals committed to doing their work. I am committed to helping you remove the barriers that interfere with how you connect with others. I am committed to helping people live more authentically by gaining a greater sense of peace and learning how to engage in healthy connections that foster safety and self-awareness.
(404) 923-8199 View (404) 923-8199
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Shar Goolsby
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30315
Have you recently found yourself feeling as if your world is falling apart and are having a difficult time coping with life transitions, stress management, low self esteem, anxiety or depression? Do you feel that no one understands you or there is no one to listen? I invite you to connect with me for a therapeutic conversation to help you meet your personal goals for emotional balance and healing. Here is where you will find a private, compassionate, empathetic, judgement free and supportive healing space. I am ready to support and assist you along your journey to optimal balance in your mental and emotional health.
Have you recently found yourself feeling as if your world is falling apart and are having a difficult time coping with life transitions, stress management, low self esteem, anxiety or depression? Do you feel that no one understands you or there is no one to listen? I invite you to connect with me for a therapeutic conversation to help you meet your personal goals for emotional balance and healing. Here is where you will find a private, compassionate, empathetic, judgement free and supportive healing space. I am ready to support and assist you along your journey to optimal balance in your mental and emotional health.
(404) 882-9924 View (404) 882-9924
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Anna Kirsten Young
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30315
Are you are going through a major life transition, looking to develop your self-awareness and self-esteem, or seeking tools to cope with depression and anxiety? I work with clients who have experienced trauma, panic attacks, grief, loss, and interpersonal/relationship/communication issues. I work to develop your coping strategies and provide you with the tools you need to get you on the path to healing and being the best version of yourself.
Are you are going through a major life transition, looking to develop your self-awareness and self-esteem, or seeking tools to cope with depression and anxiety? I work with clients who have experienced trauma, panic attacks, grief, loss, and interpersonal/relationship/communication issues. I work to develop your coping strategies and provide you with the tools you need to get you on the path to healing and being the best version of yourself.
(404) 962-8726 View (404) 962-8726
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Ivye Owensby
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30315
You can depend on me to listen to your concerns without judgment and work with you to establish and realize your goals. I truly care about how you feel and will work with you to regain balance and restore happiness. We all deserve to live productive lives full of joy and peace.
You can depend on me to listen to your concerns without judgment and work with you to establish and realize your goals. I truly care about how you feel and will work with you to regain balance and restore happiness. We all deserve to live productive lives full of joy and peace.
(470) 264-6929 View (470) 264-6929
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Regina Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30315
Hello! I’m Regina, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 6 years of experience. I work primarily with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, family relationships, and anger management. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to empower my clients to change the way they view themselves and to focus on being more accepting of who they are and desire to be. I approach goal setting as a collaborative partnership in which the client is proactive in helping to set their own goals for therapy.
Hello! I’m Regina, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 6 years of experience. I work primarily with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, parenting issues, family relationships, and anger management. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to empower my clients to change the way they view themselves and to focus on being more accepting of who they are and desire to be. I approach goal setting as a collaborative partnership in which the client is proactive in helping to set their own goals for therapy.
(678) 369-7539 View (678) 369-7539
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Katie Huber-Rhoades
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30315
Hi. I'm Katie. My ultimate goal is to help people lead a more satisfying, conscious, and authentic existence. My clients are folks who embrace their humanness and gather the courage to work through the root cause of their pain and recognize how it is showing up in the present moment. We will work to help you establish safety within your body and your world by developing healthy coping skills and a deeper awareness of self. I work with adult individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, religious trauma, sexual abuse and associated trauma, grief and loss.
Hi. I'm Katie. My ultimate goal is to help people lead a more satisfying, conscious, and authentic existence. My clients are folks who embrace their humanness and gather the courage to work through the root cause of their pain and recognize how it is showing up in the present moment. We will work to help you establish safety within your body and your world by developing healthy coping skills and a deeper awareness of self. I work with adult individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, religious trauma, sexual abuse and associated trauma, grief and loss.
(470) 748-9649 View (470) 748-9649
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Suzanne E. Goodwin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30315
You are trying to escape the control of a fundamentalist faith community/lifestyle, that holds great personal meaning to you; but you’re conflicted about leaving the dogmatic, authoritarian belief system in which you find yourself. You want to make sense of the damage that has been done by indoctrination. Or perhaps you experienced chronic abuse in a harmful religion and are trying to sever your connection to the faith, but you have no idea how to go about it? Have you experienced confusion, inability to think critically and have negative beliefs about yourself? You may be experiencing Religious Trauma Syndrome.
You are trying to escape the control of a fundamentalist faith community/lifestyle, that holds great personal meaning to you; but you’re conflicted about leaving the dogmatic, authoritarian belief system in which you find yourself. You want to make sense of the damage that has been done by indoctrination. Or perhaps you experienced chronic abuse in a harmful religion and are trying to sever your connection to the faith, but you have no idea how to go about it? Have you experienced confusion, inability to think critically and have negative beliefs about yourself? You may be experiencing Religious Trauma Syndrome.
(404) 620-2967 View (404) 620-2967
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Emily Loeb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30315
We all face moments (or months!) that test our foundations. At times, we encounter situations that are confusing, overwhelming, disappointing, frustrating, or painful. We find ourselves struggling. But there's good news: we don't have to navigate these situations alone. I am a therapist who will join you on the journey. You and I will work closely together to form a comfortable and collaborative therapeutic relationship in which exploration, learning, and healing can occur.
We all face moments (or months!) that test our foundations. At times, we encounter situations that are confusing, overwhelming, disappointing, frustrating, or painful. We find ourselves struggling. But there's good news: we don't have to navigate these situations alone. I am a therapist who will join you on the journey. You and I will work closely together to form a comfortable and collaborative therapeutic relationship in which exploration, learning, and healing can occur.
(607) 436-7040 View (607) 436-7040
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Tara Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30315
Hi, my name is Tara Williams, and I am a professional counselor with experience helping people grow out of emotional immaturity, shame, and doubt in themselves and learn how to take control of the areas of life where they feel helpless while letting go of control in the areas they are holding too tightly. I have worked with a long list of different combinations of psychological conditions. Still, I feel it is better to view each life as unique and filled with purpose instead of labeling every problem a disorder.
Hi, my name is Tara Williams, and I am a professional counselor with experience helping people grow out of emotional immaturity, shame, and doubt in themselves and learn how to take control of the areas of life where they feel helpless while letting go of control in the areas they are holding too tightly. I have worked with a long list of different combinations of psychological conditions. Still, I feel it is better to view each life as unique and filled with purpose instead of labeling every problem a disorder.
(678) 929-5497 View (678) 929-5497
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Dr. Tamara Rose
MSW
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30315
Hey my Love! I greet you in the spirit of love and light! I am so elated that you took the first step to the most important journey of your life! Let me be the first to honor, uplift and congratulate you on taking one of the hardest but yet most beautiful steps on your journey to wellness and wholeness. I help to empower you with knowledge, tools and skills to help you heal mind, body, spirit and soul. I am not your typical doctor or therapist! I embody an eclectic and holistic approach. Whether you're dealing with trauma, feeling overwhelmed, have relationship and sexuality concerns, I am here to guide you to finding authenticity.
Hey my Love! I greet you in the spirit of love and light! I am so elated that you took the first step to the most important journey of your life! Let me be the first to honor, uplift and congratulate you on taking one of the hardest but yet most beautiful steps on your journey to wellness and wholeness. I help to empower you with knowledge, tools and skills to help you heal mind, body, spirit and soul. I am not your typical doctor or therapist! I embody an eclectic and holistic approach. Whether you're dealing with trauma, feeling overwhelmed, have relationship and sexuality concerns, I am here to guide you to finding authenticity.
(470) 688-1281 View (470) 688-1281
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Lakeisha S. McNeil
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30315
Greetings! My name is Lakeisha S. McNeil, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience in the field. With a caring and compassionate heart, I strive to provide a warm, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel safe to address your issues with confidence. I have assisted clients with various issues including substance abuse, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, stress management, career/vocational guidance personal crisis, life transitions, and relationship and coping skills.
Greetings! My name is Lakeisha S. McNeil, a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of experience in the field. With a caring and compassionate heart, I strive to provide a warm, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel safe to address your issues with confidence. I have assisted clients with various issues including substance abuse, conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, stress management, career/vocational guidance personal crisis, life transitions, and relationship and coping skills.
(678) 562-8818 View (678) 562-8818

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Number of Therapists in 30315

80+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in 30315 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
80% Coping Skills
69% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
68% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% Aetna
98% Cigna and Evernorth
92% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 30315 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30315?

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.