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Photo of Susan N. Mitchell, Licensed Professional Counselor in 35209, AL
Susan N. Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience. I enjoy counseling individuals with anxiety, depression, and phase of life issues. I also work with couples and families desiring change. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to grow that is free of judgment. I am a Certified Telemental Health Provider.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience. I enjoy counseling individuals with anxiety, depression, and phase of life issues. I also work with couples and families desiring change. My goal is to provide a safe space for clients to grow that is free of judgment. I am a Certified Telemental Health Provider.
(205) 973-4899 View (205) 973-4899
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Bass Assertive Solutions & Support, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PIP
Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
As a mental health therapist, I provide a safe and pleasant environment for you to share your life's challenges. I believe in helping you realize your strengths and abilities to overcome these challenges. I assist you with processing and working through your troubles as well as equipping you with the knowledge and tools to combat your obstacles. Working together we will make positive changes in your life. Some of the areas I address are: depression; anxiety; physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; anger management; couple's counseling; sex therapy & concerns; PTSD; and ADHD. Telemental health therapy services are also available.
As a mental health therapist, I provide a safe and pleasant environment for you to share your life's challenges. I believe in helping you realize your strengths and abilities to overcome these challenges. I assist you with processing and working through your troubles as well as equipping you with the knowledge and tools to combat your obstacles. Working together we will make positive changes in your life. Some of the areas I address are: depression; anxiety; physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; anger management; couple's counseling; sex therapy & concerns; PTSD; and ADHD. Telemental health therapy services are also available.
(205) 703-2877 View (205) 703-2877
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Jakeia Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, AL 35209
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker that aims to be a safe space for my clients. My aim is to be there to help you identify areas that YOU want to work on and develop ways to help you meet and reach those goals. I have over 15 years of experience developing collaborative relationships with clients. My style is eclectic, so it caters to each individual client from a place of autonomy as well as respect for each clients ideas, circumstances, and situations. I value you and your decision to work on your mental health and I'd love to be a small part of your journey towards another version of YOU!
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker that aims to be a safe space for my clients. My aim is to be there to help you identify areas that YOU want to work on and develop ways to help you meet and reach those goals. I have over 15 years of experience developing collaborative relationships with clients. My style is eclectic, so it caters to each individual client from a place of autonomy as well as respect for each clients ideas, circumstances, and situations. I value you and your decision to work on your mental health and I'd love to be a small part of your journey towards another version of YOU!
(205) 855-7809 View (205) 855-7809
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Caroline Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
Everyone experiences difficult or emotional situations. Sometimes, it can be difficult to cope with changes that feel overwhelming. You may be facing a divorce, or an important decision in your parenting, work, or life transitions. My practice is devoted to helping children, adolescents, adults, and families work through family and parenting issues, which may include separation, divorce, remarriage, blending their families, loss and/or grief. I bring my current experience as a counselor, my former experience in family and child development, and my personal family experiences with divorce, remarriage, and parenting, to each client.
Everyone experiences difficult or emotional situations. Sometimes, it can be difficult to cope with changes that feel overwhelming. You may be facing a divorce, or an important decision in your parenting, work, or life transitions. My practice is devoted to helping children, adolescents, adults, and families work through family and parenting issues, which may include separation, divorce, remarriage, blending their families, loss and/or grief. I bring my current experience as a counselor, my former experience in family and child development, and my personal family experiences with divorce, remarriage, and parenting, to each client.
(205) 883-1636 View (205) 883-1636
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Randi Crawford
Counselor, NCC, ALC
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
I believe that I have the intellectual and emotional maturity required to be an excellent counselor, helping people who suffer from mental health issues to become happier and better integrated individuals. I specialize in helping children, adolescents, teens and young adults. ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia, and Substance Abuse Disorder.
I believe that I have the intellectual and emotional maturity required to be an excellent counselor, helping people who suffer from mental health issues to become happier and better integrated individuals. I specialize in helping children, adolescents, teens and young adults. ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia, and Substance Abuse Disorder.
(205) 273-9023 View (205) 273-9023
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Angel K Jernigan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified
8 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I offer an integrative therapeutic approach customized to suit the needs of each individual client. I have experience working with clients from various backgrounds dealing with many issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, divorce, childhood trauma and abuse, personality disorders, relationship issues and phase of life problems. It is my mission to help people heal pains of the past, learn new ways to view problems and acquire skills to create healthier, more peaceful lives.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I offer an integrative therapeutic approach customized to suit the needs of each individual client. I have experience working with clients from various backgrounds dealing with many issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, divorce, childhood trauma and abuse, personality disorders, relationship issues and phase of life problems. It is my mission to help people heal pains of the past, learn new ways to view problems and acquire skills to create healthier, more peaceful lives.
(205) 390-6510 View (205) 390-6510
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Broken To Art Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209  (Online Only)
As a counselor, I believe meeting an individual where they are is a vital part of providing best practice. With over seven years of experience assisting individuals, families, child/adolescents, and teens with a wide range of socials/personal relationships, emotional/trauma, behavioral/crisis, substance abuse, mental health issues, and many other concerns. I think that every person has the skills, abilities, and strengths to overcome and or learn to cope with any problem they may be experiencing, with a little help.
As a counselor, I believe meeting an individual where they are is a vital part of providing best practice. With over seven years of experience assisting individuals, families, child/adolescents, and teens with a wide range of socials/personal relationships, emotional/trauma, behavioral/crisis, substance abuse, mental health issues, and many other concerns. I think that every person has the skills, abilities, and strengths to overcome and or learn to cope with any problem they may be experiencing, with a little help.
(205) 224-0690 View (205) 224-0690
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Lateka Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
Reaching out for help is a huge step, I'd like to go on the journey with you to reaching wholeness. I believe in a wholistic approach to counseling, we have to treat the whole person so that we can eradicate the issue, or issues at hand. Lateka has been working in the counseling field for almost a decade. She has worked in different settings with children, families, and individuals. Lateka encourages everyone to write their own story and demonstrate change in their lives.
Reaching out for help is a huge step, I'd like to go on the journey with you to reaching wholeness. I believe in a wholistic approach to counseling, we have to treat the whole person so that we can eradicate the issue, or issues at hand. Lateka has been working in the counseling field for almost a decade. She has worked in different settings with children, families, and individuals. Lateka encourages everyone to write their own story and demonstrate change in their lives.
(205) 827-6434 View (205) 827-6434
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Jessica Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
Have you been overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, fear, life stressors, or life transitions? Are you looking for someone to support you and help you navigate these issues to find answers and solutions? Therapy is a team sport and I want you to win! I have experience working with adults and adolescents from various backgrounds and experiencing different issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work/life balance, and stress management. I enjoy seeing people make positive and meaningful changes.
Have you been overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, fear, life stressors, or life transitions? Are you looking for someone to support you and help you navigate these issues to find answers and solutions? Therapy is a team sport and I want you to win! I have experience working with adults and adolescents from various backgrounds and experiencing different issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, work/life balance, and stress management. I enjoy seeing people make positive and meaningful changes.
(205) 549-3892 View (205) 549-3892
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Tyana D Alexander
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
Waitlist for new clients
Make a choice.....create a change. I enjoy working with adults, couples and families with a variety of concerns. Depression, grief and compulsive behaviors can impact our relationships with others. I will spend time with you, increasing your awareness about unhealthy behaviors and to help identify new, more beneficial behaviors to improve your relationships. I have a special interest in working with clients who wish to explore forgiveness as a means to improve their connections with others.
Make a choice.....create a change. I enjoy working with adults, couples and families with a variety of concerns. Depression, grief and compulsive behaviors can impact our relationships with others. I will spend time with you, increasing your awareness about unhealthy behaviors and to help identify new, more beneficial behaviors to improve your relationships. I have a special interest in working with clients who wish to explore forgiveness as a means to improve their connections with others.
(205) 319-7016 View (205) 319-7016
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Ashley Gilbert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MFT, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
Telling your story takes tremendous courage. In my work I am constantly humbled and honored to receive those stories. As a therapist I work from the premise that people are deeply complex and multilayered beings. Our past, our present, and expectations of our future dictate how we navigate life's inevitable challenges. Because our lives are a constant state of transition, we have the opportunity to learn from the past and navigate our present through awareness and understanding of ourselves, and others. I feel it a great honor to support people in their transitions, and foster their awareness and growth.
Telling your story takes tremendous courage. In my work I am constantly humbled and honored to receive those stories. As a therapist I work from the premise that people are deeply complex and multilayered beings. Our past, our present, and expectations of our future dictate how we navigate life's inevitable challenges. Because our lives are a constant state of transition, we have the opportunity to learn from the past and navigate our present through awareness and understanding of ourselves, and others. I feel it a great honor to support people in their transitions, and foster their awareness and growth.
(205) 419-0039 View (205) 419-0039
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Loren Schouest
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
I believe that all individuals have the ability to overcome life's struggles if they are given the needed tools and knowledge. My approach to therapy integrates highly effective therapy models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gottman Method with a solution-focused mindset. I believe that the client is the expert of their own life but needs some help navigating and understanding their experiences and emotions.
I believe that all individuals have the ability to overcome life's struggles if they are given the needed tools and knowledge. My approach to therapy integrates highly effective therapy models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Gottman Method with a solution-focused mindset. I believe that the client is the expert of their own life but needs some help navigating and understanding their experiences and emotions.
(205) 583-0215 View (205) 583-0215
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Heidi Lynn Bullock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
Heidi Bullock LICSW. Fifteen years experience working with adults/adolescents with mood disorders, addictions, couples therapy, and personality disorders. Also trained in EMDR to address trauma. Agree with the philosophy of Marsha Linehan "You cannot fail therapy" and "You have not created all of your problems but only you hold the key to resolving them" I have enjoyed helping patients gain control over their lives by learning how to regulate their emotions. It is rewarding to hear patients say "They should teach this in school" and "I wish I would have taken this group, DBT, sooner"
Heidi Bullock LICSW. Fifteen years experience working with adults/adolescents with mood disorders, addictions, couples therapy, and personality disorders. Also trained in EMDR to address trauma. Agree with the philosophy of Marsha Linehan "You cannot fail therapy" and "You have not created all of your problems but only you hold the key to resolving them" I have enjoyed helping patients gain control over their lives by learning how to regulate their emotions. It is rewarding to hear patients say "They should teach this in school" and "I wish I would have taken this group, DBT, sooner"
(205) 417-4941 View (205) 417-4941
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Kathleen Peerson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
Having 20 years experience in the field of counseling, I specialize in working with individuals who are dealing with a variety of issues. Many areas that I often address include depression, anxiety, attention deficit, and anger issues. In addition to individual therapy, I also focus on helping individuals improve communication in order to maintain healthy relationships.
Having 20 years experience in the field of counseling, I specialize in working with individuals who are dealing with a variety of issues. Many areas that I often address include depression, anxiety, attention deficit, and anger issues. In addition to individual therapy, I also focus on helping individuals improve communication in order to maintain healthy relationships.
(205) 772-8176 View (205) 772-8176
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Yellow Bird Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
The focus of our practice, is to assist adults, children, and families identify the root of their concerns. We assess situations in your life which attribute to current emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns. With child and adolescent clients our focus is similar, with the addition of close communication with the family. Moreover, with child and adolescents, we will focus on depression, impulsive behavior, limited attention span, oppositional/defiant behaviors, dishonesty, and social issues in school/home. Family and/or friends are welcome in your sessions for support. We do offer 430p-630p, and weekend appointments.
The focus of our practice, is to assist adults, children, and families identify the root of their concerns. We assess situations in your life which attribute to current emotions, behaviors, and thought patterns. With child and adolescent clients our focus is similar, with the addition of close communication with the family. Moreover, with child and adolescents, we will focus on depression, impulsive behavior, limited attention span, oppositional/defiant behaviors, dishonesty, and social issues in school/home. Family and/or friends are welcome in your sessions for support. We do offer 430p-630p, and weekend appointments.
(205) 236-9136 View (205) 236-9136
Photo of Sharon Middleton McGinnis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 35209, AL
Sharon Middleton McGinnis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
Everyone has felt the pain of betrayal, guilt, shame, rejection, and discouragement. Life and family interactions present challenges. You and your family are unique; but the issues and challenges you face are shared by others. We're human. We need to feel loved and supported. We need to enjoy life! But sometimes, life gets in the way. I am here to help you and your family successfully manage and overcome life's challenges and seize life's opportunities. I believe that hope for the future, healing from the past and the ability to enjoy everyday life is possible and occurs in the context of healthy relationships.
Everyone has felt the pain of betrayal, guilt, shame, rejection, and discouragement. Life and family interactions present challenges. You and your family are unique; but the issues and challenges you face are shared by others. We're human. We need to feel loved and supported. We need to enjoy life! But sometimes, life gets in the way. I am here to help you and your family successfully manage and overcome life's challenges and seize life's opportunities. I believe that hope for the future, healing from the past and the ability to enjoy everyday life is possible and occurs in the context of healthy relationships.
(205) 583-2441 View (205) 583-2441
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Jennifer Reynolds
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, BC-TMH
Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
Are you looking for a unique, personal, laid-back, supportive, and comfortable environment? I provide talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other therapies to assist you to reach your goals. Each person is different so the plan is to get to know YOU and develop a plan to give YOU the services that would work best for YOU. Over the past 15 years as a counselor, I have learned it is the counseling relationship that drives the change process. I utilize different approaches to assist working with children, adolescents, and adults. I love working with the person, not just the issues or hurdles that they are going through.
Are you looking for a unique, personal, laid-back, supportive, and comfortable environment? I provide talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other therapies to assist you to reach your goals. Each person is different so the plan is to get to know YOU and develop a plan to give YOU the services that would work best for YOU. Over the past 15 years as a counselor, I have learned it is the counseling relationship that drives the change process. I utilize different approaches to assist working with children, adolescents, and adults. I love working with the person, not just the issues or hurdles that they are going through.
(205) 203-0815 View (205) 203-0815
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Porschia T Fisher
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209
I am a licensed counselor with over ten years of experience in mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and clinical settings. I enjoy working with families, couples, adults, adolescents, and children that deal with life situations and mental health concerns. I’m a person that is energetic, compassionate, peaceful, and understanding which allows me to work through challenges in society. Our society affects how individuals express and communicate their thoughts and feelings regarding life stressors. During counseling individuals will identify stressors they may encounter throughout life as they gain healthy life skills
I am a licensed counselor with over ten years of experience in mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and clinical settings. I enjoy working with families, couples, adults, adolescents, and children that deal with life situations and mental health concerns. I’m a person that is energetic, compassionate, peaceful, and understanding which allows me to work through challenges in society. Our society affects how individuals express and communicate their thoughts and feelings regarding life stressors. During counseling individuals will identify stressors they may encounter throughout life as they gain healthy life skills
(205) 839-5781 View (205) 839-5781
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Gwenette Barron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
My ideal client seeks self-exploration & understanding, facing issues like anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties. They need a supportive space for personal growth, aiming to gain insight, develop coping strategies, improve communication, & foster healthy relationships. They aspire to enhance mental well-being, achieve a better life quality, & unlock their full potential.
(205) 584-0732 View (205) 584-0732
Photo of Lorne Dann, Psychologist in 35209, AL
Lorne Dann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Birmingham, AL 35209  (Online Only)
You can improve performance, achieve goals, and feel well, even though you may have doubts. Sometimes you may be unaware of what actually causes you to feel as anxious, depressed, indecisive, guilty, overwhelmed, or angry as you may feel. With stress arising in relationships or work, you may sometimes wonder, "Why is this happening to me again?" I collaborate with my clients to plan strategies to resolve stress so they can feel more in control and confident. I also assist with performance enhancement to foster improvement in public speaking anxiety, social anxiety, test anxiety, work inhibition/procrastination, stage jitters, blocked creativity, etc.
You can improve performance, achieve goals, and feel well, even though you may have doubts. Sometimes you may be unaware of what actually causes you to feel as anxious, depressed, indecisive, guilty, overwhelmed, or angry as you may feel. With stress arising in relationships or work, you may sometimes wonder, "Why is this happening to me again?" I collaborate with my clients to plan strategies to resolve stress so they can feel more in control and confident. I also assist with performance enhancement to foster improvement in public speaking anxiety, social anxiety, test anxiety, work inhibition/procrastination, stage jitters, blocked creativity, etc.
(205) 282-9259 View (205) 282-9259

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Number of Therapists in 35209

100+

Average cost per session

$136

Therapists in 35209 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
71% Stress
68% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% New Directions | Lucet
38% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 35209 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 35209?

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.