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Emily Shelton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37042  (Online Only)
If you're ready for healing and growth, I'm ready to help. I'm Emily Shelton, a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a passion for helping individuals navigate the complexities of anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and substance use disorders. My mission is to create a warm and welcoming environment where you can embark on a journey toward self-discovery and well-being. I specialize in supporting individuals dealing with the challenges of anxiety or depression, the pain of grief, and the struggles related to substance use.
If you're ready for healing and growth, I'm ready to help. I'm Emily Shelton, a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a passion for helping individuals navigate the complexities of anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and substance use disorders. My mission is to create a warm and welcoming environment where you can embark on a journey toward self-discovery and well-being. I specialize in supporting individuals dealing with the challenges of anxiety or depression, the pain of grief, and the struggles related to substance use.
(931) 288-5420 View (931) 288-5420
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Lori Gilmore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37042  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or anxious? Life can become unmanageable and stressful for anybody. Feelings of anxiety and depression can occur from time to time, but if these feelings become ongoing or are affecting your career, relationships or goals, then seeing a therapist is helpful, even life changing. Are you having insomnia, panic attacks, social anxiety or just feeling lost, these are all indications that you deserve some help. We go to a physician when physically ill, but do we take care of our mental health the same way? We are taught to stay strong, but sometimes strong, means finding the courage to ask for help.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or anxious? Life can become unmanageable and stressful for anybody. Feelings of anxiety and depression can occur from time to time, but if these feelings become ongoing or are affecting your career, relationships or goals, then seeing a therapist is helpful, even life changing. Are you having insomnia, panic attacks, social anxiety or just feeling lost, these are all indications that you deserve some help. We go to a physician when physically ill, but do we take care of our mental health the same way? We are taught to stay strong, but sometimes strong, means finding the courage to ask for help.
(931) 283-6806 View (931) 283-6806
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Tuesdae N Lawrence
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RPT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37042
Not accepting new clients
When life experiences happens we are often left feeling hurt, scared, lost, anxious, alone, hopeless, etc. Searching for relief may appear impossible or unforeseen beyond a person's suffering (emotional or mental), especially for children. I use a variety of approaches and techniques to help my clients (children and adolescents, teens, adults, individuals, couples, and family) gain relief through goal setting and learning new skills that makes their problem more manageable or no longer existent.
When life experiences happens we are often left feeling hurt, scared, lost, anxious, alone, hopeless, etc. Searching for relief may appear impossible or unforeseen beyond a person's suffering (emotional or mental), especially for children. I use a variety of approaches and techniques to help my clients (children and adolescents, teens, adults, individuals, couples, and family) gain relief through goal setting and learning new skills that makes their problem more manageable or no longer existent.
(615) 823-8254 View (615) 823-8254
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Peace in Mind Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT, TEMP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37042  (Online Only)
You've already gotten through the hardest parts of your life. Now it's time to feel safe again. This is where I come in. Have you experienced trauma, but think you've moved on from it? Is your body tired all of the time and you feel mentally drained by daily life? Do you feel disconnected emotionally and not present in the moment? The truth is, the trauma you have experienced in the past is impacting your present whether you acknowledge it or not. The anger, sadness, and overwhelm is still there even though you survived it. There is life after trauma and healing is real. I can help you become more aware and empower you to thrive.
You've already gotten through the hardest parts of your life. Now it's time to feel safe again. This is where I come in. Have you experienced trauma, but think you've moved on from it? Is your body tired all of the time and you feel mentally drained by daily life? Do you feel disconnected emotionally and not present in the moment? The truth is, the trauma you have experienced in the past is impacting your present whether you acknowledge it or not. The anger, sadness, and overwhelm is still there even though you survived it. There is life after trauma and healing is real. I can help you become more aware and empower you to thrive.
(931) 240-5697 View (931) 240-5697
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Ja-Kay Matheny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37042  (Online Only)
Life is full of ups and downs as we all know. However, sometimes it seems as if there are more downs than ups, and you need help finding out where things went wrong. You are not alone on your journey of life.
Life is full of ups and downs as we all know. However, sometimes it seems as if there are more downs than ups, and you need help finding out where things went wrong. You are not alone on your journey of life.
(615) 492-8136 View (615) 492-8136
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Barbara L. Schmitt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37042  (Online Only)
Emotional pain is hurtful. Sometimes life circumstances overwhelm us and we lose our way and our peace of mind. Therapy can help heal relationships with others but most importantly with ourselves. We need an objective partner who can identify problematic issues and assist with development of coping skills and healing. I've named my practice Tranquility Counseling because I hope to help my clients enter a space of peacefulness, calm, and safety - even amidst chaotic times.
Emotional pain is hurtful. Sometimes life circumstances overwhelm us and we lose our way and our peace of mind. Therapy can help heal relationships with others but most importantly with ourselves. We need an objective partner who can identify problematic issues and assist with development of coping skills and healing. I've named my practice Tranquility Counseling because I hope to help my clients enter a space of peacefulness, calm, and safety - even amidst chaotic times.
(615) 656-7209 View (615) 656-7209
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Calm Breeze Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37042  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Overwhelmed. A word so frequently used. How many times have you felt that way? What part of you is holding you back from healing? Is it anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma? Trauma effects many of us in multiple ways. From attachment wounds to developmental to historical to environmental, each trauma can cause a change in our behavior, the way we perceive the world, the lens how we focus. However, trauma therapy can help you find the underlying issues and allow you to live a full and healthy lives.
Overwhelmed. A word so frequently used. How many times have you felt that way? What part of you is holding you back from healing? Is it anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma? Trauma effects many of us in multiple ways. From attachment wounds to developmental to historical to environmental, each trauma can cause a change in our behavior, the way we perceive the world, the lens how we focus. However, trauma therapy can help you find the underlying issues and allow you to live a full and healthy lives.
(931) 202-3182 View (931) 202-3182
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Whitney Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37042  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new telehealth clients in California, Tennessee, and Kentucky. I am a therapist with 10+ years experience, specializing in Grief, Loss & Trauma. I work primarily with adults who experienced childhood trauma and military trauma. I previously worked with active duty, veterans, and families through the DoD and VA contracting in Tennessee before relocating to California with my therapy dog, Patrick.
Currently accepting new telehealth clients in California, Tennessee, and Kentucky. I am a therapist with 10+ years experience, specializing in Grief, Loss & Trauma. I work primarily with adults who experienced childhood trauma and military trauma. I previously worked with active duty, veterans, and families through the DoD and VA contracting in Tennessee before relocating to California with my therapy dog, Patrick.
(931) 348-4149 View (931) 348-4149
Photo of Tiffany Lopez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 37042, TN
Tiffany Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37042  (Online Only)
It may feel impossible to overcome challenges that leave us feeling broken, scared, uncertain or confused. If this feels true to you, having someone to assist in finding a sense of wholeness, joy, and peace might just be what you need. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed to practice in several states. I have experience working in a variety of mental health settings and have found peace as an outpatient therapist. In our work together, you can expect to be met with an alliance that promotes emotional safety, empathy, and compassion.
It may feel impossible to overcome challenges that leave us feeling broken, scared, uncertain or confused. If this feels true to you, having someone to assist in finding a sense of wholeness, joy, and peace might just be what you need. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, licensed to practice in several states. I have experience working in a variety of mental health settings and have found peace as an outpatient therapist. In our work together, you can expect to be met with an alliance that promotes emotional safety, empathy, and compassion.
(931) 910-2638 View (931) 910-2638
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Tawanna Y'vett Ivey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37042  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients in the Clarksville and D.C. areas. Navigating through our life journey can become rough and cause many to feel defeated and hopeless at times. Our challenges and past experiences can impact our perspective and cause strain on the strongest people and best relationships. Whether you are responding to trauma, heartbreak, grief, or daily stress, therapy can benefit individuals and/or couples. I would love to be part of your support network and help you to regain a clear perspective. As a Mental Health Therapist, my ideal client is anyone struggling with past experiences and personal stress.
Accepting new clients in the Clarksville and D.C. areas. Navigating through our life journey can become rough and cause many to feel defeated and hopeless at times. Our challenges and past experiences can impact our perspective and cause strain on the strongest people and best relationships. Whether you are responding to trauma, heartbreak, grief, or daily stress, therapy can benefit individuals and/or couples. I would love to be part of your support network and help you to regain a clear perspective. As a Mental Health Therapist, my ideal client is anyone struggling with past experiences and personal stress.
(931) 218-6747 View (931) 218-6747
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Bobbie M. Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37042
I am practicing as an Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychoanalyst Candidate under the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. Since 2003 my work experience includes a diverse range of trauma; military, sexual, childhood, domestic violence, as well as a variety of mental health and behavioral challenges. I have served in nursing homes, school systems, psychiatric hospital, Department of Defense in Child Adolescent Psychiatry Services, Adult Behavioral Health, and the Family Advocacy Program. I enjoy working with children, families, soldiers, and individuals to help them to reach their goals by overcoming the challenges that we all face.
I am practicing as an Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychoanalyst Candidate under the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. Since 2003 my work experience includes a diverse range of trauma; military, sexual, childhood, domestic violence, as well as a variety of mental health and behavioral challenges. I have served in nursing homes, school systems, psychiatric hospital, Department of Defense in Child Adolescent Psychiatry Services, Adult Behavioral Health, and the Family Advocacy Program. I enjoy working with children, families, soldiers, and individuals to help them to reach their goals by overcoming the challenges that we all face.
(931) 771-8249 View (931) 771-8249
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Nancy Bandel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37042  (Online Only)
This past year has been difficult for everyone. I believe in building a trusting relationship to help promote change or just reduce stress by listening and letting you know that you are not alone and I am here. My goal is to assist a person in identifying their personal strengths that will help alleviate anxiety, depression or just plain stress.
This past year has been difficult for everyone. I believe in building a trusting relationship to help promote change or just reduce stress by listening and letting you know that you are not alone and I am here. My goal is to assist a person in identifying their personal strengths that will help alleviate anxiety, depression or just plain stress.
(931) 202-3374 View (931) 202-3374
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Tamara Boone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37042
Giving up on a goal because of a setback is like slashing your other three tires because you have a flat; I live by this quote because it is so simplistic yet speaks volumes. I feel that in life you will always have setbacks, but that is essential to understanding that it is a process but that it is your process that we will work through together in a strong therapeutic relationship.
Giving up on a goal because of a setback is like slashing your other three tires because you have a flat; I live by this quote because it is so simplistic yet speaks volumes. I feel that in life you will always have setbacks, but that is essential to understanding that it is a process but that it is your process that we will work through together in a strong therapeutic relationship.
(931) 218-7098 View (931) 218-7098
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Qusayy Godbolt
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA-KY
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37042
I am a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Kentucky and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) specializing in adults and children with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities. I hold a M.S. in Community Counseling, an Ed.S. in Secondary Education and a PhD in Applied Behavior and Learning. I most recently worked under the direct supervision of Dr. Carl Sundberg, BCBA-D, as Clinical Director of The Behavior Analysis Center for Autism in Fishers, Indiana. I also served as the Director of Education at the Saplings School in Ireland, an ABA elementary school serving students with Autism.
I am a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Kentucky and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) specializing in adults and children with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities. I hold a M.S. in Community Counseling, an Ed.S. in Secondary Education and a PhD in Applied Behavior and Learning. I most recently worked under the direct supervision of Dr. Carl Sundberg, BCBA-D, as Clinical Director of The Behavior Analysis Center for Autism in Fishers, Indiana. I also served as the Director of Education at the Saplings School in Ireland, an ABA elementary school serving students with Autism.
(270) 605-0082 View (270) 605-0082
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Daron Dickens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37042
I believe that God's given us the ability and infinite capacity to overcome almost anything that we face in our lives. Unfortunately, sometimes we get stuck. We get stuck by the things that we're taught or the situations that we've experienced or maybe even trauma. We also get stuck when we find ourselves in unhealthy environments like being isolated or trying to take on every situation alone. Finding ourselves stuck definitely feels helpless, but often it can feel hopeless as well.
I believe that God's given us the ability and infinite capacity to overcome almost anything that we face in our lives. Unfortunately, sometimes we get stuck. We get stuck by the things that we're taught or the situations that we've experienced or maybe even trauma. We also get stuck when we find ourselves in unhealthy environments like being isolated or trying to take on every situation alone. Finding ourselves stuck definitely feels helpless, but often it can feel hopeless as well.
(931) 299-2954 View (931) 299-2954
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Megan Kent
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37042
I provide practical help for couples in crisis, to families during times of transition, premarital couples, and individuals. I am realistic in my counseling practice and seek to foster positive change.
I provide practical help for couples in crisis, to families during times of transition, premarital couples, and individuals. I am realistic in my counseling practice and seek to foster positive change.
(931) 263-0632 View (931) 263-0632
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Carlyle Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Clarksville, TN 37042
Not accepting new clients
A wise man once said, "the hardest thing in life isn't letting go, but STARTING OVER." Are you ready to "start over and live life to the fullest?" Do you feel mentally and emotionally drained? Are you looking to start new and begin on a journey of mental healing? Well, look no further; you have found the answer... Every individual, created in the image of God, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect in a very empathetic and non-judgmental way. I am here for YOU!
A wise man once said, "the hardest thing in life isn't letting go, but STARTING OVER." Are you ready to "start over and live life to the fullest?" Do you feel mentally and emotionally drained? Are you looking to start new and begin on a journey of mental healing? Well, look no further; you have found the answer... Every individual, created in the image of God, deserves to be treated with dignity and respect in a very empathetic and non-judgmental way. I am here for YOU!
(931) 413-7225 View (931) 413-7225
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Christopher Montanaro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37042  (Online Only)
Together, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing. As a professional counselor with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve a greater level of well-being and fulfillment in their lives. Utilizing a variety of evidence-based techniques and strategies, I work collaboratively with clients to address a wide range of concerns. I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space for individuals facing a wide range of challenges, from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, job issues, divorce, family dysfunction, anger issues and more.
Together, we can embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing. As a professional counselor with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve a greater level of well-being and fulfillment in their lives. Utilizing a variety of evidence-based techniques and strategies, I work collaboratively with clients to address a wide range of concerns. I am dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space for individuals facing a wide range of challenges, from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, job issues, divorce, family dysfunction, anger issues and more.
(865) 253-8857 View (865) 253-8857
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Tamera J Scorpio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37042
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. I love to learn about a person's unique experiences, whether it be trauma, depression, anxiety, or something else. I want to help you navigate those difficult thoughts and emotions and gain freedom from the everyday struggles that are holding you back. I want to help you achieve your goals and find the confidence to know that you can.
I have a passion for working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. I love to learn about a person's unique experiences, whether it be trauma, depression, anxiety, or something else. I want to help you navigate those difficult thoughts and emotions and gain freedom from the everyday struggles that are holding you back. I want to help you achieve your goals and find the confidence to know that you can.
(931) 202-9890 View (931) 202-9890
Photo of Brandon D. Macon, Pre-Licensed Professional in 37042, TN
Brandon D. Macon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37042
I accept Cigna and Aetna insurances. I offer a sliding scale fee ranging as low as $60. I wish to challenge certain stereotypes around mental health and invite anyone, regardless of their race and/or gender to reach out for psychological services if needed. I work with clients demonstrating a range of mental health concerns, including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, mood and personality disorders, life transitions and stress. My preference of clients is not limited to their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, but their devotion to their own mental well being.
I accept Cigna and Aetna insurances. I offer a sliding scale fee ranging as low as $60. I wish to challenge certain stereotypes around mental health and invite anyone, regardless of their race and/or gender to reach out for psychological services if needed. I work with clients demonstrating a range of mental health concerns, including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, mood and personality disorders, life transitions and stress. My preference of clients is not limited to their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, but their devotion to their own mental well being.
(615) 857-3281 View (615) 857-3281

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Number of Therapists in 37042

60+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 37042 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Depression
77% Stress
75% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
65% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Cigna and Evernorth
80% Aetna
78% Optum

How Therapists in 37042 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 37042?

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.