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Dr. Gloria G. Brame - Certified Sexologist
PhD, MPH, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30602  (Online Only)
Do you need to make positive changes in your sex life? Whether you want to work on your sexual performance or health, your kinks or fetishes, relationship problems, or emotional baggage that weighs you down, you will make progress from the start. You'll find a safe space to discuss everything and anything you need to get off your chest and get answers to all your questions. Expect affirmation and a level of expertise that can change your life.
Do you need to make positive changes in your sex life? Whether you want to work on your sexual performance or health, your kinks or fetishes, relationship problems, or emotional baggage that weighs you down, you will make progress from the start. You'll find a safe space to discuss everything and anything you need to get off your chest and get answers to all your questions. Expect affirmation and a level of expertise that can change your life.
(706) 661-7089 View (706) 661-7089
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Giordana Diaz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602
My specialty is creating a safe space where clients can explore issues of concern, strengthen their resilience, and gain perspective. I welcome a wide variety of clients. My clinical practice includes people dealing with depression and anxiety, life transitions, relational challenges, grief, trauma, mood disorders, and addictions. I particularly enjoy working with couples and families with the goal of improving communication and understanding. Women's issues and the search for identity are of interest to me as well.
My specialty is creating a safe space where clients can explore issues of concern, strengthen their resilience, and gain perspective. I welcome a wide variety of clients. My clinical practice includes people dealing with depression and anxiety, life transitions, relational challenges, grief, trauma, mood disorders, and addictions. I particularly enjoy working with couples and families with the goal of improving communication and understanding. Women's issues and the search for identity are of interest to me as well.
(706) 468-3059 View (706) 468-3059
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Beth Dean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602
Not accepting new clients
"Why does anybody tell a story? It does indeed have something to do with faith. Faith that the universe has meaning, that our little human lives are not irrelevant, that what we choose or say or do matters, matters cosmically." L'Engle Join me in telling your story and we'll narrate your current stressors into a more meaningful life. I offer calm and focus as I engage clients and address their issues. Historically, I provided seven years of bereavement counseling. During that time I comprehended the nature of grief present in life's transitions in adjusting our expectations of ourselves and relationships.
"Why does anybody tell a story? It does indeed have something to do with faith. Faith that the universe has meaning, that our little human lives are not irrelevant, that what we choose or say or do matters, matters cosmically." L'Engle Join me in telling your story and we'll narrate your current stressors into a more meaningful life. I offer calm and focus as I engage clients and address their issues. Historically, I provided seven years of bereavement counseling. During that time I comprehended the nature of grief present in life's transitions in adjusting our expectations of ourselves and relationships.
(706) 666-1054 View (706) 666-1054
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Carey K Parrott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAC, CCS, ICAADC, CPS-AD
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Master Addictions Counselor, I am passionate and dedicated to helping individuals, families and communities that are struggling to recover from alcohol and other drugs. I also work diligently to assist individuals and families with addressing related issues in social, emotional, occupational, and mental health functioning. I will work with you to move forward in life and achieve your goal of being free of active addiction regardless of the past factors that have negatively impacted your life.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Master Addictions Counselor, I am passionate and dedicated to helping individuals, families and communities that are struggling to recover from alcohol and other drugs. I also work diligently to assist individuals and families with addressing related issues in social, emotional, occupational, and mental health functioning. I will work with you to move forward in life and achieve your goal of being free of active addiction regardless of the past factors that have negatively impacted your life.
(706) 214-2498 View (706) 214-2498
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Behavior Link
MA, BCBA
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently the clinical director of an Autism clinic in Watkinsville GA called BehaviorLink that primarily serves younger children in an early intervention setting. The bulk of my experience is with children that have a diagnosis of Autism. I enjoy working with families to develop treatment goals and behavior plans that can support them in the home, community and school setting.
I am currently the clinical director of an Autism clinic in Watkinsville GA called BehaviorLink that primarily serves younger children in an early intervention setting. The bulk of my experience is with children that have a diagnosis of Autism. I enjoy working with families to develop treatment goals and behavior plans that can support them in the home, community and school setting.
(619) 494-3455 View (619) 494-3455
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Oconee Center for Behavioral Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602
I am the owner and operator of Oconee Center for Behavioral Health. I am a marriage and family therapist who specializes in child and adolescent therapy. I also frequently work with families and couples who are in distress.
I am the owner and operator of Oconee Center for Behavioral Health. I am a marriage and family therapist who specializes in child and adolescent therapy. I also frequently work with families and couples who are in distress.
(706) 603-4794 View (706) 603-4794
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Diana Burke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602
Waitlist for new clients
Are you seeking support for yourself and your child due to a family crisis or disruption in your lives? Are you feeling overwhelmed with the behavioral, emotional and academic changes displayed by your child? I am a licensed professional counselor with over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and parents encountering challenges due to divorce, loss, trauma academic, behavioral and psychiatric issues.
Are you seeking support for yourself and your child due to a family crisis or disruption in your lives? Are you feeling overwhelmed with the behavioral, emotional and academic changes displayed by your child? I am a licensed professional counselor with over 15 years experience working with children, adolescents and parents encountering challenges due to divorce, loss, trauma academic, behavioral and psychiatric issues.
(706) 508-4512 View (706) 508-4512
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Joanne Quinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30602
Collaborating with clients to work towards the changes they desire has been a passion of mine for over 22 years. I enjoy working with adults, families and children as part of their team of change, specifically dealing with grief and loss, adoption, trauma, child welfare issues, depression, anxiety, mood instability, and life transitions.
Collaborating with clients to work towards the changes they desire has been a passion of mine for over 22 years. I enjoy working with adults, families and children as part of their team of change, specifically dealing with grief and loss, adoption, trauma, child welfare issues, depression, anxiety, mood instability, and life transitions.
(404) 947-5685 View (404) 947-5685
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Robert M Lomax
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602
An inherent promise of the therapeutic relationship is that it offers us the possibility of grace - to be accepted for who we are. This is why I strive in my practice to connect individuals with the "curious paradox" that Carl Rogers spoke of - namely, "when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." My years in practice have led me to appreciate how the most impactful change in therapy comes not through the exorcising of some fundamental flaw - i.e. "I will love myself only when I am not myself" - but through fostering a more intimate relationship to ourselves, friends, those we call family, and to our communities.
An inherent promise of the therapeutic relationship is that it offers us the possibility of grace - to be accepted for who we are. This is why I strive in my practice to connect individuals with the "curious paradox" that Carl Rogers spoke of - namely, "when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." My years in practice have led me to appreciate how the most impactful change in therapy comes not through the exorcising of some fundamental flaw - i.e. "I will love myself only when I am not myself" - but through fostering a more intimate relationship to ourselves, friends, those we call family, and to our communities.
(706) 556-7023 View (706) 556-7023
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Eli Lob
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30602
*Currently accepting new clients, including late afternoon hours* Are you feeling anxious, sad, or depressed? Perhaps experiencing fears, flashbacks, or just a nervous or heavy sensation? Perhaps you just need an empathetic, listening ear? There is hope! I work together with my clients in a calm, non-judgmental, refreshing manner, identifying the source of the concerns, and then together attempting to clear it out from the source. The goal is often not just to manage symptoms, rather to completely eliminate them. I utilize a variety of models customized to the needs of each unique individual.
*Currently accepting new clients, including late afternoon hours* Are you feeling anxious, sad, or depressed? Perhaps experiencing fears, flashbacks, or just a nervous or heavy sensation? Perhaps you just need an empathetic, listening ear? There is hope! I work together with my clients in a calm, non-judgmental, refreshing manner, identifying the source of the concerns, and then together attempting to clear it out from the source. The goal is often not just to manage symptoms, rather to completely eliminate them. I utilize a variety of models customized to the needs of each unique individual.
(912) 559-5762 View (912) 559-5762
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Robert J Ross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30602
Change is difficult no matter how young or old we may feel or be. The journey of your change is what I look forward to experiencing with you, no matter how quickly or how long it may take. Together we can try different paths so you can find the one that works in this moment. That exploration will work towards learning self-affirming ways that you can cope with challenges and become a stronger, more self-assured and resilient person. My clinical style is person-centered, identity-affirming, and culturally responsive that informs how our work together can help you effectively navigate the complexities of your life.
Change is difficult no matter how young or old we may feel or be. The journey of your change is what I look forward to experiencing with you, no matter how quickly or how long it may take. Together we can try different paths so you can find the one that works in this moment. That exploration will work towards learning self-affirming ways that you can cope with challenges and become a stronger, more self-assured and resilient person. My clinical style is person-centered, identity-affirming, and culturally responsive that informs how our work together can help you effectively navigate the complexities of your life.
(762) 214-2592 View (762) 214-2592
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Daphne Jones
Psychologist, MEd, PhD
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello and Welcome! I go by Dr. J and I am part of the clinical team at the Aguirre Center for Inclusive Psychotherapy. I seek to empower my clients by exploring how dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression have shaped their lives and/or resulted in marginalization, discrimination, and trauma. I greatly enjoy working with individuals who hold minoritized identities, particularly individuals and couples/polycules from the Q+BIPOC and Neurodivergent communities. Additionally, I enjoy working with athletes, and as a former collegiate athlete, I understand the unique internal and external pressures that athletes often face.
Hello and Welcome! I go by Dr. J and I am part of the clinical team at the Aguirre Center for Inclusive Psychotherapy. I seek to empower my clients by exploring how dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression have shaped their lives and/or resulted in marginalization, discrimination, and trauma. I greatly enjoy working with individuals who hold minoritized identities, particularly individuals and couples/polycules from the Q+BIPOC and Neurodivergent communities. Additionally, I enjoy working with athletes, and as a former collegiate athlete, I understand the unique internal and external pressures that athletes often face.
(706) 918-8876 View (706) 918-8876
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Shakera Hawkins
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30602  (Online Only)
Shakera Hawkins is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Georgia who has been practicing since 2021. She graduated from Mercer University's School of Medicine where she earned a Master of Family Therapy degree. Shakera helps her clients by placing intent focus on cultivating a genuine therapeutic relationship where they feel safe to show up authentically and honestly. Sharing private and painful details can be difficult so this is especially important to her.
Shakera Hawkins is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Georgia who has been practicing since 2021. She graduated from Mercer University's School of Medicine where she earned a Master of Family Therapy degree. Shakera helps her clients by placing intent focus on cultivating a genuine therapeutic relationship where they feel safe to show up authentically and honestly. Sharing private and painful details can be difficult so this is especially important to her.
(762) 339-4304 View (762) 339-4304
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Elizabeth Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602  (Online Only)
Beth Phillips is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. She works closely with adults between the ages of 21 and 70 who are struggling to function to the fullest potential in their daily life. Beth holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Georgia in Athens (GO DAWGS!) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology from Argosy University of Atlanta. Additionally, she is EMDR trained via an EMDRIA approved provider. Beth subscribes to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers, of which she is a member.
Beth Phillips is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. She works closely with adults between the ages of 21 and 70 who are struggling to function to the fullest potential in their daily life. Beth holds a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Georgia in Athens (GO DAWGS!) and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology from Argosy University of Atlanta. Additionally, she is EMDR trained via an EMDRIA approved provider. Beth subscribes to the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Social Workers, of which she is a member.
(470) 649-1665 View (470) 649-1665
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Rebecca Coursey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602
Rebecca Coursey is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2000. She graduated from Georgia State University with a MS. in "¨ Professional Counseling. Rebecca believes in CBT Treatment Her main areas of focus include Depression, Anxiety, OCD. In Rebecca's spare time, she enjoys music, reading books, walking, and hiking.
Rebecca Coursey is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been practicing since 2000. She graduated from Georgia State University with a MS. in "¨ Professional Counseling. Rebecca believes in CBT Treatment Her main areas of focus include Depression, Anxiety, OCD. In Rebecca's spare time, she enjoys music, reading books, walking, and hiking.
(762) 815-5288 View (762) 815-5288
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Jana Mastrogiovanni
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602
Jana is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who has worked in many different settings with a variety of populations. She has specialized training in substance use disorders, eating disorders, cancer support and other chronic disease, and health promotion/stress reduction. She enjoys building genuine relationships with her clients and believes it to be a priority. She utilizes multiple approaches in her therapeutic session, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention, and Mindfulness-based interventions.
Jana is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who has worked in many different settings with a variety of populations. She has specialized training in substance use disorders, eating disorders, cancer support and other chronic disease, and health promotion/stress reduction. She enjoys building genuine relationships with her clients and believes it to be a priority. She utilizes multiple approaches in her therapeutic session, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention, and Mindfulness-based interventions.
(762) 400-4957 View (762) 400-4957
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Kimberly Roth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602
Lynn Roth, MA, LPC, CPCS Lynn Roth is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2007. She graduated from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She then earned a Master of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling at Argosy University in Atlanta. Lynn is compassionate, open, and motivated to help individuals and couples solve the challenges they face so they can reduce stress, unlock creativity, and experience more fulfillment in life.
Lynn Roth, MA, LPC, CPCS Lynn Roth is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2007. She graduated from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She then earned a Master of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling at Argosy University in Atlanta. Lynn is compassionate, open, and motivated to help individuals and couples solve the challenges they face so they can reduce stress, unlock creativity, and experience more fulfillment in life.
(762) 245-4480 View (762) 245-4480
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Cameron Hoellrich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athens, GA 30602  (Online Only)
Life can be complicated and challenging, especially given the current state of the world. My goal and mission is to help people to improve their lives by working through these challenges, and learning different techniques to build coping and resilience to improve their life experience. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with chronic/acute stress, depression, and anxiety. I have worked with diverse groups in my career including adolescents, college students, and adults, and have worked in a variety of settings. I believe that with the support of therapy, there is a real chance to feel better and reach your goals.
Life can be complicated and challenging, especially given the current state of the world. My goal and mission is to help people to improve their lives by working through these challenges, and learning different techniques to build coping and resilience to improve their life experience. I specialize in working with individuals struggling with chronic/acute stress, depression, and anxiety. I have worked with diverse groups in my career including adolescents, college students, and adults, and have worked in a variety of settings. I believe that with the support of therapy, there is a real chance to feel better and reach your goals.
(762) 224-6094 View (762) 224-6094
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Jim Synan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602
Jim is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science Education, a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Specialist Degree in Professional School Counseling, all from the University of Georgia. He has also completed the necessary coursework to become a BCBA (board certified behavior analyst), and is completing his supervision hours as part of the certification process. Jim has experience in the K-12 field of public education, post-secondary education, as well as the field of mental health.
Jim is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science Education, a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and a Specialist Degree in Professional School Counseling, all from the University of Georgia. He has also completed the necessary coursework to become a BCBA (board certified behavior analyst), and is completing his supervision hours as part of the certification process. Jim has experience in the K-12 field of public education, post-secondary education, as well as the field of mental health.
(706) 960-6759 View (706) 960-6759
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Tonya Delaney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Athens, GA 30602
Tonya Delaney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia who has been practicing since 2016. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the State University College of New York at Oswego and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. Tonya enjoys working with adolescents and adults suffering with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, trauma, family conflict, and everyday life issues. She will provide a safe place for you to open up and talk about whatever's on your mind, as well as help you navigate through the challenges of life.
Tonya Delaney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia who has been practicing since 2016. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the State University College of New York at Oswego and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University. Tonya enjoys working with adolescents and adults suffering with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, trauma, family conflict, and everyday life issues. She will provide a safe place for you to open up and talk about whatever's on your mind, as well as help you navigate through the challenges of life.
(762) 815-7045 View (762) 815-7045

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 30602

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 30602 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
63% Relationship Issues
59% Life Transitions
56% Trauma and PTSD
50% Grief
47% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
68% Cigna and Evernorth
56% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 30602 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 30602?

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.