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Photo of Charlton Rhodes, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 30326, GA
Charlton Rhodes, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
The best way to reach me is via email. My ideal client would be any adult or couple looking to gain more fulfillment in life.
The best way to reach me is via email. My ideal client would be any adult or couple looking to gain more fulfillment in life.
(678) 730-0811 View (678) 730-0811
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Thrive Counseling and Wellness, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
In each person's life a little rain must fall. At times, however, it may feel as though you are ill equipped to weather the storm. Gaining new coping skills, strengthening self-esteem and adopting new behaviors are just some of the possible outcomes of successful counseling. I consider it an honor to hear your story and work with you towards change. Whether you are battling anxiety, low self-esteem, going through a transition such as a career change or are dealing with past wounds, my hope is that you'll find a safe place to land as we work together to find a place that brings fulfillment and helps you reach your goals.
In each person's life a little rain must fall. At times, however, it may feel as though you are ill equipped to weather the storm. Gaining new coping skills, strengthening self-esteem and adopting new behaviors are just some of the possible outcomes of successful counseling. I consider it an honor to hear your story and work with you towards change. Whether you are battling anxiety, low self-esteem, going through a transition such as a career change or are dealing with past wounds, my hope is that you'll find a safe place to land as we work together to find a place that brings fulfillment and helps you reach your goals.
(404) 882-8075 View (404) 882-8075
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Brett I Rozen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, Ed, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30326
In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere (both in office and online with Video Counseling) I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs. I work to help them attain the personal growth they're striving for. I am a caring and compassionate professional and, provide counseling to adolescents, adults, and couples. My practice welcomes ALL people in an affirming environment. I work frequently with couples, helping them get unstuck from unhealthy behavior "patterns"; allowing them to find their way back to each other. **VIDEO COUNSELING AVAILABLE.**
In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere (both in office and online with Video Counseling) I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs. I work to help them attain the personal growth they're striving for. I am a caring and compassionate professional and, provide counseling to adolescents, adults, and couples. My practice welcomes ALL people in an affirming environment. I work frequently with couples, helping them get unstuck from unhealthy behavior "patterns"; allowing them to find their way back to each other. **VIDEO COUNSELING AVAILABLE.**
(404) 566-5130 View (404) 566-5130
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Tania Diaz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
Dr. Tania Diaz is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Heartmath Trainer. She has over 25 years of clinical experience in the mental health field. Her specialty is the treatment of Anxiety and Panic related disorders. She is a holistic action oriented therapist that will teach you techniques on how to navigate through difficult times.
Dr. Tania Diaz is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Heartmath Trainer. She has over 25 years of clinical experience in the mental health field. Her specialty is the treatment of Anxiety and Panic related disorders. She is a holistic action oriented therapist that will teach you techniques on how to navigate through difficult times.
(404) 994-3587 View (404) 994-3587
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Warren T Jackson
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30326
Dr. Warren T. Jackson provides comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment for a variety of adult concerns including cognitive difficulty, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and addictive/impulsive behavior disorders. For over 25 years, he has provided comprehensive psychological/neuropsychological testing to assist in diagnosis, treatment planning, and determination of disability/readiness to return to work and/or need for reasonable accommodations. He offers specialized services for executives/professionals undergoing stressors and for advanced students in college or graduate training.
Dr. Warren T. Jackson provides comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment for a variety of adult concerns including cognitive difficulty, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and addictive/impulsive behavior disorders. For over 25 years, he has provided comprehensive psychological/neuropsychological testing to assist in diagnosis, treatment planning, and determination of disability/readiness to return to work and/or need for reasonable accommodations. He offers specialized services for executives/professionals undergoing stressors and for advanced students in college or graduate training.
(404) 905-1959 View (404) 905-1959
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Dr. Danniella Jones
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30326
Maya Angelou said, " People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” My goal is to create a space that allows you to FEEL seen, valued, and empowered. Life can be challenging, and seeking support can be even more difficult at times. However, if you are reading this it tells me that you are likely making the first steps to change something in your life or in the lives of your loved ones. I believe that everyone has an inner strength and the ability for growth and change. I would be grateful to support you on that journey.
Maya Angelou said, " People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” My goal is to create a space that allows you to FEEL seen, valued, and empowered. Life can be challenging, and seeking support can be even more difficult at times. However, if you are reading this it tells me that you are likely making the first steps to change something in your life or in the lives of your loved ones. I believe that everyone has an inner strength and the ability for growth and change. I would be grateful to support you on that journey.
(404) 574-1193 View (404) 574-1193
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Benita A Esposito
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
Are you a high-achieving adult in GA or NC with challenges in your personal or professional relationships? Conflicts can take a toll on your health and your productivity. I help Highly Sensitive People and couples reduce anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, PTSD, and grief. Life's struggles can feel overwhelming, but they can also serve as catalysts for personal growth. You will gain tools to decrease emotional distress, improve communication, and resolve conflicts while building self-confidence. I am dedicated to helping you navigate relationships successfully while being true to your Authentic Self. All sessions are on Zoom.
Are you a high-achieving adult in GA or NC with challenges in your personal or professional relationships? Conflicts can take a toll on your health and your productivity. I help Highly Sensitive People and couples reduce anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, PTSD, and grief. Life's struggles can feel overwhelming, but they can also serve as catalysts for personal growth. You will gain tools to decrease emotional distress, improve communication, and resolve conflicts while building self-confidence. I am dedicated to helping you navigate relationships successfully while being true to your Authentic Self. All sessions are on Zoom.
(678) 712-3405 View (678) 712-3405
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Lorie Heath
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, QMHP, CAMS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My primary focus is on marriage and couples counseling. It is my passion to understands the complexities of relationships and works closely with couples to improve communication, resolve conflicts and strengthen their emotional bonds. I take a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to create a safe space where couples can explore their feelings and work toward healthier, more fulfilling partnerships. Additionally, I offers individual therapy for those dealing with challenges such as depression, anxiety, life transitions and grief/loss. I use evidence-based practices, to help my client achieve their desired wellness goals.
My primary focus is on marriage and couples counseling. It is my passion to understands the complexities of relationships and works closely with couples to improve communication, resolve conflicts and strengthen their emotional bonds. I take a compassionate and non-judgmental approach to create a safe space where couples can explore their feelings and work toward healthier, more fulfilling partnerships. Additionally, I offers individual therapy for those dealing with challenges such as depression, anxiety, life transitions and grief/loss. I use evidence-based practices, to help my client achieve their desired wellness goals.
(404) 882-9258 View (404) 882-9258
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Seroyah Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, QMHP
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I aim to equip my clients with the necessary tools to create effective self-exploration, self-compassion, self-love and ultimately develop healthy coping strategies to enhance my clients overall emotional wellbeing. It is my passion, to help my clients connect the dots on understanding their own behaviors and learn the story behind them to help clients make the connection as to how our past often plays a crucial role in our present behaviors. I assist teens & adults navigate everyday life challenges and interpersonal difficulties.
I aim to equip my clients with the necessary tools to create effective self-exploration, self-compassion, self-love and ultimately develop healthy coping strategies to enhance my clients overall emotional wellbeing. It is my passion, to help my clients connect the dots on understanding their own behaviors and learn the story behind them to help clients make the connection as to how our past often plays a crucial role in our present behaviors. I assist teens & adults navigate everyday life challenges and interpersonal difficulties.
(470) 536-9275 View (470) 536-9275
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The Bloom Wellness & Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
No matter the path that has brought each of you to therapy, we want to extend a collective applause for taking this pivotal step towards healing. As a diverse group of dedicated therapists, we specialize in providing a safe and nurturing environment to support you on your unique journey. If you're grappling with questions of identity, feeling like an outlier, struggling to overcome childhood trauma, experiencing depression, or relationship challenges remember that you're not alone. Our goal is to create an atmosphere where your voice is genuinely heard, allowing you to process your emotions at your pace.
No matter the path that has brought each of you to therapy, we want to extend a collective applause for taking this pivotal step towards healing. As a diverse group of dedicated therapists, we specialize in providing a safe and nurturing environment to support you on your unique journey. If you're grappling with questions of identity, feeling like an outlier, struggling to overcome childhood trauma, experiencing depression, or relationship challenges remember that you're not alone. Our goal is to create an atmosphere where your voice is genuinely heard, allowing you to process your emotions at your pace.
(404) 383-6531 View (404) 383-6531
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Patria Baugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326
At times things can become so overwhelming that it can create one developing unhealthy habits such as overeating, arguments in relationships, and difficulties at work. There are also cultural factures that can hinder mental health growth, and learning how to appropriately incorporate some cultural practices in therapy can be beneficial. Being a single parent, serious medical diagnosis, self-esteem, and major transitions, can also cause a lot of distress, and learning how to apply distress tolerance and using interpersonal effectiveness tools for a healthy communication can help reduce/decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety.
At times things can become so overwhelming that it can create one developing unhealthy habits such as overeating, arguments in relationships, and difficulties at work. There are also cultural factures that can hinder mental health growth, and learning how to appropriately incorporate some cultural practices in therapy can be beneficial. Being a single parent, serious medical diagnosis, self-esteem, and major transitions, can also cause a lot of distress, and learning how to apply distress tolerance and using interpersonal effectiveness tools for a healthy communication can help reduce/decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety.
(404) 236-6126 View (404) 236-6126
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Alicia Gordon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced clinician working with a population with diverse backgrounds over my clinical and military careers. I work to provide clients with a tailored assessment and enhanced treatment that is practical and can be integrated into your daily life. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, and the elderly, addressing a wide range of concerns. I take great satisfaction in assisting my clients in their quest for greater self-acceptance and understanding. I love to be client-focused, as you are your best advocate… your goals guide the process!
I am an experienced clinician working with a population with diverse backgrounds over my clinical and military careers. I work to provide clients with a tailored assessment and enhanced treatment that is practical and can be integrated into your daily life. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, and the elderly, addressing a wide range of concerns. I take great satisfaction in assisting my clients in their quest for greater self-acceptance and understanding. I love to be client-focused, as you are your best advocate… your goals guide the process!
(404) 574-5128 View (404) 574-5128
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David Webber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist can be challenging. What should you look for? How do you find a good fit? What should you expect? These are common questions that many people have when trying to find a therapist. And at times, it can feel overwhelming. My best advice? Find someone you feel you'll be able to open up to. More important than the letters behind their name, more important than where they went to school, more important than their credentials or areas of expertise is their ability to connect with you! YOU are why we are here!
Finding the right therapist can be challenging. What should you look for? How do you find a good fit? What should you expect? These are common questions that many people have when trying to find a therapist. And at times, it can feel overwhelming. My best advice? Find someone you feel you'll be able to open up to. More important than the letters behind their name, more important than where they went to school, more important than their credentials or areas of expertise is their ability to connect with you! YOU are why we are here!
(470) 634-9776 View (470) 634-9776
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Gail Foorman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Cantor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
Welcome! I specialize in helping Jewish individuals and couples of all levels of religious observance or communal affiliation to explore and resolve concerns over interpersonal, family and community relationships, life-cycle events, intermarriage, conversion, religious or spiritual questions, the Holocaust, and antisemitism/anti-Zionism. I also help young adults cope with the demands of work, school, socializing, dating, relationships, managing finances, setting goals and generally coping with this surprisingly challenging time of life. More generally, I see anyone needing help dealing with and overcoming depression and anxiety.
Welcome! I specialize in helping Jewish individuals and couples of all levels of religious observance or communal affiliation to explore and resolve concerns over interpersonal, family and community relationships, life-cycle events, intermarriage, conversion, religious or spiritual questions, the Holocaust, and antisemitism/anti-Zionism. I also help young adults cope with the demands of work, school, socializing, dating, relationships, managing finances, setting goals and generally coping with this surprisingly challenging time of life. More generally, I see anyone needing help dealing with and overcoming depression and anxiety.
(470) 323-8569 View (470) 323-8569
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Women With Confidence Therapeutic Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
Are you ready for a change in your life? Are you frustrated with feeling unmotivated and directionless? Do you want to discover your life’s purpose? You may be feeling like life has thrown you off its saddle, but I am here to help you get back on again. My ideal client wants support in navigating life transitions and setting realistic and attainable goals. Sound like you? I can help! Hi, My name is Chelsea Edwards and I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who is passionate about helping you live your best life again and to feel more confident in making life decisions on your own.
Are you ready for a change in your life? Are you frustrated with feeling unmotivated and directionless? Do you want to discover your life’s purpose? You may be feeling like life has thrown you off its saddle, but I am here to help you get back on again. My ideal client wants support in navigating life transitions and setting realistic and attainable goals. Sound like you? I can help! Hi, My name is Chelsea Edwards and I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who is passionate about helping you live your best life again and to feel more confident in making life decisions on your own.
(678) 326-4099 View (678) 326-4099
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Priya Pandit
Psychologist, MEd, PsyD
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326
Dr. Pandit is trained in treating diverse populations using a wide array of treatment modalities. She has trained and worked in outpatient, in-home, residential treatment, university counseling, skilled nursing, and assisted living settings. Dr. Pandit believes in tailoring her treatment approach to best serve the unique needs of each individual.
Dr. Pandit is trained in treating diverse populations using a wide array of treatment modalities. She has trained and worked in outpatient, in-home, residential treatment, university counseling, skilled nursing, and assisted living settings. Dr. Pandit believes in tailoring her treatment approach to best serve the unique needs of each individual.
(470) 486-7985 View (470) 486-7985
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Dr. Terry Maurice Samuels
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, CDBT, CPCS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30326
You made a bold and courageous decision to find help for your struggle. Millions of people deal with mental health problems daily and you are not alone in deciding to face your fears and find balance in life. I am here to help you and coach you through overcoming the obstacles in your life as you reach your full potential. By committing yourself to the progression of therapy, you can acquire holistic strategies designed to help you grow mentally, emotionally, and physically, and I would love to be your guide.
You made a bold and courageous decision to find help for your struggle. Millions of people deal with mental health problems daily and you are not alone in deciding to face your fears and find balance in life. I am here to help you and coach you through overcoming the obstacles in your life as you reach your full potential. By committing yourself to the progression of therapy, you can acquire holistic strategies designed to help you grow mentally, emotionally, and physically, and I would love to be your guide.
(404) 738-9149 View (404) 738-9149
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Wisdom's House Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30326
Wisdom’s House was birth to provide counseling to assist those that struggle with secretive daily battles. My goal is to inform individuals they can receive healing through the power of confession, counsel, forgiveness, and accepting the power to be free. I am gilded and passionate about assisting those in reaching their full potential by living a purpose-driven life.
Wisdom’s House was birth to provide counseling to assist those that struggle with secretive daily battles. My goal is to inform individuals they can receive healing through the power of confession, counsel, forgiveness, and accepting the power to be free. I am gilded and passionate about assisting those in reaching their full potential by living a purpose-driven life.
(470) 660-5728 View (470) 660-5728
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The Lifestyle Center (Anger Management Classes)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
The Lifestyle Center offers Court-Approved Classes for adults and juveniles. Our classes are designed to help court-mandated individuals improve their decision-making skills in all areas of life. With us, each person will have a safe, non-judgmental space to explore and navigate the root of their issue.
The Lifestyle Center offers Court-Approved Classes for adults and juveniles. Our classes are designed to help court-mandated individuals improve their decision-making skills in all areas of life. With us, each person will have a safe, non-judgmental space to explore and navigate the root of their issue.
(404) 882-3667 View (404) 882-3667
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Chrystyl D. Tutt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30326
I have been actively practicing psychology in the Atlanta area for over 15 years, specializing in providing individual and family therapies to children, adolescents, and adults to address various concerns including ADHD, behavioral problems, learning difficulties, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I also conduct psychoeducational evaluations, which are unique in that they not only examine a student’s intellectual potential, academic achievement, and processing abilities, but also include an in-depth analysis of expressive and receptive language skills. In addition, I offer educational consultation for families.
I have been actively practicing psychology in the Atlanta area for over 15 years, specializing in providing individual and family therapies to children, adolescents, and adults to address various concerns including ADHD, behavioral problems, learning difficulties, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I also conduct psychoeducational evaluations, which are unique in that they not only examine a student’s intellectual potential, academic achievement, and processing abilities, but also include an in-depth analysis of expressive and receptive language skills. In addition, I offer educational consultation for families.
(404) 574-6291 View (404) 574-6291

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Number of Therapists in 30326

100+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in 30326 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
88% Anxiety
78% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
71% Coping Skills
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 30326 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30326?

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.