Therapists in 37027

Photo of Alyssa Pesavento, Licensed Professional Counselor in 37027, TN
Alyssa Pesavento
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
You may be seeking therapy because you constantly feel overwhelmed and on edge. It’ feels like you’re walking on a tightrope and one false move spells disaster. Or you may be feeling so low it’s as if you’re moving through quicksand, pulling you deeper into despair. These days you spend all your energy trying to avoid further pain instead of living out your true purpose. Anxiety and depression often come as a package deal, especially if you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). If you feel like your life is being ruled by overwhelming emotions, know that it doesn’t always have to feel this way. Peace is possible, and therapy can help.
You may be seeking therapy because you constantly feel overwhelmed and on edge. It’ feels like you’re walking on a tightrope and one false move spells disaster. Or you may be feeling so low it’s as if you’re moving through quicksand, pulling you deeper into despair. These days you spend all your energy trying to avoid further pain instead of living out your true purpose. Anxiety and depression often come as a package deal, especially if you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). If you feel like your life is being ruled by overwhelming emotions, know that it doesn’t always have to feel this way. Peace is possible, and therapy can help.
(615) 412-5406 View (615) 412-5406
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Michael Corbeil
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP, (T), NCC, MS
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
Do you find yourself grappling with substance abuse, struggling to find balance, or experiencing anxiety and/or depression? I know the feeling all too well, and these issues are multifaceted, intertwined, and deeply personal. If your seeking relief from the weight of addiction or yearning for emotional stability and freedom from anxiety and depression's grip, let me help you. Let's go on a journey together to break free from substance dependency, find inner peace, and rekindle a sense of purpose.
Do you find yourself grappling with substance abuse, struggling to find balance, or experiencing anxiety and/or depression? I know the feeling all too well, and these issues are multifaceted, intertwined, and deeply personal. If your seeking relief from the weight of addiction or yearning for emotional stability and freedom from anxiety and depression's grip, let me help you. Let's go on a journey together to break free from substance dependency, find inner peace, and rekindle a sense of purpose.
(629) 258-8201 View (629) 258-8201
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Betsy Coughlin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, MTS
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hi there, I’m Betsy. I believe that while pain and loss are inescapable facets of the human experience, we can integrate them into the rest of our lives when we connect to another. My guiding assumption as a therapist is that you have an inner healing intelligence inside of you and it’s our collaborative work to cultivate your access to it by gently examining that which no longer serves you to reclaim your whole self. I work with adults experiencing developmental and complex trauma, religious harm and deconstruction, end of life, and grief and loss.
Hi there, I’m Betsy. I believe that while pain and loss are inescapable facets of the human experience, we can integrate them into the rest of our lives when we connect to another. My guiding assumption as a therapist is that you have an inner healing intelligence inside of you and it’s our collaborative work to cultivate your access to it by gently examining that which no longer serves you to reclaim your whole self. I work with adults experiencing developmental and complex trauma, religious harm and deconstruction, end of life, and grief and loss.
(629) 276-4901 View (629) 276-4901
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Karl Bremer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who are on a journey to become the best versions of themselves. I gravitate towards a team work approach to learn as we go, make adjustments, learn to laugh at ourselves, and eat our feelings with hot fudge sundaes as positive reinforcement. I have been working with individuals, couples, & families for 18 years. I believe in hope, but also reinforce doing the work needed to get the results.
I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families who are on a journey to become the best versions of themselves. I gravitate towards a team work approach to learn as we go, make adjustments, learn to laugh at ourselves, and eat our feelings with hot fudge sundaes as positive reinforcement. I have been working with individuals, couples, & families for 18 years. I believe in hope, but also reinforce doing the work needed to get the results.
(615) 908-5069 View (615) 908-5069
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Colton Hammond
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Colton specializes in helping clients who are no longer content with the way things are. He will work with you to develop healthy and effective patterns of relating to yourself, others, and the world. With compassion and presence, Colton is committed to your personal and relational wholeness.
Colton specializes in helping clients who are no longer content with the way things are. He will work with you to develop healthy and effective patterns of relating to yourself, others, and the world. With compassion and presence, Colton is committed to your personal and relational wholeness.
(629) 356-5703 View (629) 356-5703
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Cat Parker
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
I am passionate about helping children, teens, and young adults navigate adversity. Facing and healing from adversity can be a difficult journey. I believe that a therapeutic relationship is a trusting connection that is built with empathy, support, safety, communication, and a mutual understanding. My clinical interests include ADD/ADHD, high functioning ASD, anxiety/stress, behavioral issues, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and grief/loss. I enjoy using my creativity and ability to be innovative while using a holistic and integrative approach to help guide and encourage clients throughout the therapeutic process.
I am passionate about helping children, teens, and young adults navigate adversity. Facing and healing from adversity can be a difficult journey. I believe that a therapeutic relationship is a trusting connection that is built with empathy, support, safety, communication, and a mutual understanding. My clinical interests include ADD/ADHD, high functioning ASD, anxiety/stress, behavioral issues, depression, trauma, self-esteem, and grief/loss. I enjoy using my creativity and ability to be innovative while using a holistic and integrative approach to help guide and encourage clients throughout the therapeutic process.
(629) 260-3292 View (629) 260-3292
Photo of Heather Olson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 37027, TN
Heather Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
Heather Olson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed School Social Worker in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2003. She received her LCSW in 2007 and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work in 2003. She has counseled children & adolescents with severe behavioral and emotional disorders and/or developmental disabilities, has been an adoption counselor, has counseled in the school setting 14+ years, has done medical social work in two large hospitals, and has been in private practice.
Heather Olson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed School Social Worker in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2003. She received her LCSW in 2007 and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work in 2003. She has counseled children & adolescents with severe behavioral and emotional disorders and/or developmental disabilities, has been an adoption counselor, has counseled in the school setting 14+ years, has done medical social work in two large hospitals, and has been in private practice.
(615) 455-2217 View (615) 455-2217
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Lizzie Harrigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Thank you for your interest in my practice. Are you feeling stuck? Is there something nagging at you? Do people consistently tell you that you should change? Maybe you are in pain or feeling stressed. Maybe you want more out of your relationships or your work life. Perhaps you want to be healthier. Therapy can help. Together, let's identify what the problems are and begin moving toward a happier, more energetic you. I will provide you with professional support and suggestions and together we will continually monitor your progress until you reach your goals.
Thank you for your interest in my practice. Are you feeling stuck? Is there something nagging at you? Do people consistently tell you that you should change? Maybe you are in pain or feeling stressed. Maybe you want more out of your relationships or your work life. Perhaps you want to be healthier. Therapy can help. Together, let's identify what the problems are and begin moving toward a happier, more energetic you. I will provide you with professional support and suggestions and together we will continually monitor your progress until you reach your goals.
(615) 395-1307 View (615) 395-1307
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Heather Ann Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
Heather A. Olson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed School Social Worker. She received her LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in 2007. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work in 2003. She has counseled children & adolescents with severe behavioral & emotional disorders &/or developmental disabilities, has been an adoption counselor, a therapist in a partial hospitalization program at an outpatient mental health clinic, has counseled in the school setting, has done medical social work in two large hospitals, and has been in private practice.
Heather A. Olson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed School Social Worker. She received her LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in 2007. She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work in 2003. She has counseled children & adolescents with severe behavioral & emotional disorders &/or developmental disabilities, has been an adoption counselor, a therapist in a partial hospitalization program at an outpatient mental health clinic, has counseled in the school setting, has done medical social work in two large hospitals, and has been in private practice.
(901) 617-4156 View (901) 617-4156
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Grace Rieman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hello friends, so glad that you are here! Therapy can be really scary and it might not be easy to find someone you can trust. You're being brave for even just starting the process. I am passionate about building relationship with the clients that I work with and empowering you to be the best version of yourself that you want to be. I'm here to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you can show up with all the authentic parts of yourself and not feel any judgement or condemnation.
Hello friends, so glad that you are here! Therapy can be really scary and it might not be easy to find someone you can trust. You're being brave for even just starting the process. I am passionate about building relationship with the clients that I work with and empowering you to be the best version of yourself that you want to be. I'm here to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you can show up with all the authentic parts of yourself and not feel any judgement or condemnation.
(629) 205-4092 View (629) 205-4092
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Brian D Haworth
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brian D. Haworth, Psy.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with teens, couples, and adults who are feeling stuck in their lives. Whether through therapy, psychological assessment, or a mix of the two, Brian is ready to help you achieve greater health and sense of purpose.
Brian D. Haworth, Psy.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with teens, couples, and adults who are feeling stuck in their lives. Whether through therapy, psychological assessment, or a mix of the two, Brian is ready to help you achieve greater health and sense of purpose.
(615) 861-2222 View (615) 861-2222
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Maria Matty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
I believe that you are both the expert on your own experience and your greatest resource for healing. I have a holistic approach in my work with clients, addressing and affirming the whole person and guiding you to reconnect with the inner wisdom and resiliency that exists within you. As a social worker, I believe in dismantling oppressive systems and advocating for social justice and systemic change in our communities. I identify as queer, cisgender, and use she/her/hers pronouns. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex positive, and supportive of all humans who desire growth and change.
I believe that you are both the expert on your own experience and your greatest resource for healing. I have a holistic approach in my work with clients, addressing and affirming the whole person and guiding you to reconnect with the inner wisdom and resiliency that exists within you. As a social worker, I believe in dismantling oppressive systems and advocating for social justice and systemic change in our communities. I identify as queer, cisgender, and use she/her/hers pronouns. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex positive, and supportive of all humans who desire growth and change.
(615) 219-2736 View (615) 219-2736
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Another Way Recovery Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LISAC, LAADC, LADCII, LCDC
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
Another Way Recovery Services is excited to offer at-home addiction detox and recovery services with complete discretion. Recovery at home is possible. Another Way Recovery Services has a team of licensed addiction recovery professionals. We are passionate about what we do. While we are currently private pay or Out-of-Network, we are diligently working on In-Network insurance coverage. We currently offer our services in GA, TN, and NC.
Another Way Recovery Services is excited to offer at-home addiction detox and recovery services with complete discretion. Recovery at home is possible. Another Way Recovery Services has a team of licensed addiction recovery professionals. We are passionate about what we do. While we are currently private pay or Out-of-Network, we are diligently working on In-Network insurance coverage. We currently offer our services in GA, TN, and NC.
(615) 703-4308 View (615) 703-4308
Photo of Noah Zapf, Licensed Professional Counselor in 37027, TN
Noah Zapf
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
It's hard to get through this life without our fair share of hurts and hang ups. We often find ways to cope that work for a while, but may not be the best for us in the long run. If that sounds like you, I would be honored to work with you to find better solutions, based upon sound psychological research, that can lead to permanent change. While I work with a variety of presenting issues, I specialize in sexual addictions, trauma, relationship issues, and increasing emotional intelligence.
It's hard to get through this life without our fair share of hurts and hang ups. We often find ways to cope that work for a while, but may not be the best for us in the long run. If that sounds like you, I would be honored to work with you to find better solutions, based upon sound psychological research, that can lead to permanent change. While I work with a variety of presenting issues, I specialize in sexual addictions, trauma, relationship issues, and increasing emotional intelligence.
(615) 576-3525 View (615) 576-3525
Photo of Cameron Presson, Pre-Licensed Professional in 37027, TN
Cameron Presson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Life does the best it can to squeeze out every ounce of resilience we have in us. What do you do when you’ve come to the end of yourself? We aren’t wired to face the hurt, fear, and loneliness of life alone.
Life does the best it can to squeeze out every ounce of resilience we have in us. What do you do when you’ve come to the end of yourself? We aren’t wired to face the hurt, fear, and loneliness of life alone.
(629) 468-2926 View (629) 468-2926
Photo of Katelyn Walter, Pre-Licensed Professional in 37027, TN
Katelyn Walter
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC, LPC, MHSP, (temp)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
I work with individuals who feel disconnected from themselves, unsure if healing and healthy relationships are possible. I help clients regain access to their voice and make changes in their lives by tending to the wounds that are keeping them stuck. Our work together will involve creating space for your emotions, increasing awareness of your physical body, and rewriting the narratives that are no longer serving you.
I work with individuals who feel disconnected from themselves, unsure if healing and healthy relationships are possible. I help clients regain access to their voice and make changes in their lives by tending to the wounds that are keeping them stuck. Our work together will involve creating space for your emotions, increasing awareness of your physical body, and rewriting the narratives that are no longer serving you.
(615) 560-6879 View (615) 560-6879
Photo of Candice J Ashburn, Pre-Licensed Professional in 37027, TN
Candice J Ashburn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC, MHSP(t), NCC
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
Candice offers a unique understanding for loss & the difficulties of life. She was widowed at 34 with 3 children under 4, one with special needs, & recognizes the necessity of resourcing yourself in the aftermath of trauma as well as looking back & processing disillusionment & disappointment .& eventually finding hope & practical, forward-looking traction. “I don’t know that any of us escape grief & hardship . . . it's about how we cope & what we do with it." She can help you improve emotional agility, heal from trauma, assess personal/professional values & goals in order to live congruently & enjoy more authenticity, peace & joy.
Candice offers a unique understanding for loss & the difficulties of life. She was widowed at 34 with 3 children under 4, one with special needs, & recognizes the necessity of resourcing yourself in the aftermath of trauma as well as looking back & processing disillusionment & disappointment .& eventually finding hope & practical, forward-looking traction. “I don’t know that any of us escape grief & hardship . . . it's about how we cope & what we do with it." She can help you improve emotional agility, heal from trauma, assess personal/professional values & goals in order to live congruently & enjoy more authenticity, peace & joy.
(629) 276-3902 View (629) 276-3902
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Kaye Bradley Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Do you feel like you just need a little help? Maybe you are holding a tired head in your hands saying “what is happening with me?” My belief is that sharing your precious inner thoughts and emotions in a safe setting is a worthy effort. I can help to make sense of it alongside you. I work with those in recovery from narcissistic and traumatic abuse, those trying to change their "people pleasing" behaviors, and with those seeking growth and awareness during major life transitions. You may find that after the first session you feel great relief. In person/ Video sessions are available for anyone living in TN.
Do you feel like you just need a little help? Maybe you are holding a tired head in your hands saying “what is happening with me?” My belief is that sharing your precious inner thoughts and emotions in a safe setting is a worthy effort. I can help to make sense of it alongside you. I work with those in recovery from narcissistic and traumatic abuse, those trying to change their "people pleasing" behaviors, and with those seeking growth and awareness during major life transitions. You may find that after the first session you feel great relief. In person/ Video sessions are available for anyone living in TN.
(615) 208-5098 View (615) 208-5098
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Amanda Harrell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027  (Online Only)
I have had the pleasure of doing therapy and helping my clients achieve their goals since 2002. Some clients have seen me for help with Depression, Anxiety or Bipolar Disorders. Some have had a history of self esteem issues or relationship conflicts with others. I have also worked with clients who are usually "okay" emotionally, but need extra support and assistance as they go through a rough time dealing with a particular stressor in their lives including divorce, grief over a loss or death of a loved one, losing a job, transitioning to retirement or adulthood, etc.
I have had the pleasure of doing therapy and helping my clients achieve their goals since 2002. Some clients have seen me for help with Depression, Anxiety or Bipolar Disorders. Some have had a history of self esteem issues or relationship conflicts with others. I have also worked with clients who are usually "okay" emotionally, but need extra support and assistance as they go through a rough time dealing with a particular stressor in their lives including divorce, grief over a loss or death of a loved one, losing a job, transitioning to retirement or adulthood, etc.
(615) 239-0660 View (615) 239-0660
Photo of Stephanie Adams, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 37027, TN
Stephanie Adams
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC(IL, LPC(TN), PMH-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Waitlist for new clients
We all struggle with anxiety and nerves every once in a while, but if you’re experiencing anxiety or racing thoughts that makes life difficult to live or enjoy your new baby, I can help! With a focus on perinatal mood and anxiety as well as emerging adult difficulties and OCD, I’ll teach you to overcome your challenges with tangible skills and practice through my specialty training in anxiety and depression. You'll learn to reduce obsessive thinking and conquer needless worrying that may be getting in the way of enjoying your pregnancy, new baby, or life. I have a special interest working with pregnant people & fear of childbirth.
We all struggle with anxiety and nerves every once in a while, but if you’re experiencing anxiety or racing thoughts that makes life difficult to live or enjoy your new baby, I can help! With a focus on perinatal mood and anxiety as well as emerging adult difficulties and OCD, I’ll teach you to overcome your challenges with tangible skills and practice through my specialty training in anxiety and depression. You'll learn to reduce obsessive thinking and conquer needless worrying that may be getting in the way of enjoying your pregnancy, new baby, or life. I have a special interest working with pregnant people & fear of childbirth.
(615) 903-0606 View (615) 903-0606

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 37027

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 37027 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Cigna and Evernorth
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Aetna

How Therapists in 37027 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 37027?

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.