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Stephanie Rasbach
FL-LMHC, BCBA, TN-LBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here to begin making changes or to continue your journey to becoming your best self. My name is Stephanie Rasbach and I am a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), licensed in Tennessee (LBA), and Nationally Certified Coach (NCC) in Christian Sexual Addiction Coaching and Trauma Coaching. My practice is located in Sumner County, Tennessee and via tele-health. I have been in the mental and behavioral health field for over 16 years. Call or text 407-421-9993 for more information.
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here to begin making changes or to continue your journey to becoming your best self. My name is Stephanie Rasbach and I am a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), licensed in Tennessee (LBA), and Nationally Certified Coach (NCC) in Christian Sexual Addiction Coaching and Trauma Coaching. My practice is located in Sumner County, Tennessee and via tele-health. I have been in the mental and behavioral health field for over 16 years. Call or text 407-421-9993 for more information.
(615) 323-5282 View (615) 323-5282
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Richard Gutierrez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe all people have the internal strength to process and work through their struggles. The body knows what to do when we are hurt both physically and with our emotions, but it can be hard to understand. I work to help clients understand our pain and learn to process it into moving forward. I work from a DBT perspective. I have worked with teens, adults and couples of many different cultures and helped them to reach their goals in community and private practice settings. My passion is to help you learn to build the tomorrow you envisioned. Whether those goals be personal, professional, or familial.
I believe all people have the internal strength to process and work through their struggles. The body knows what to do when we are hurt both physically and with our emotions, but it can be hard to understand. I work to help clients understand our pain and learn to process it into moving forward. I work from a DBT perspective. I have worked with teens, adults and couples of many different cultures and helped them to reach their goals in community and private practice settings. My passion is to help you learn to build the tomorrow you envisioned. Whether those goals be personal, professional, or familial.
(615) 434-8233 View (615) 434-8233
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Kierstin Williams
Pre-Licensed Professional, M Ed
Verified Verified
Sometimes we have a difficult time putting into words what we need and describing the current feelings that are present. I would love to help you through any depression, anxiety, or feelings of confusion you might have. I am also here to help you navigate any life stressors or transitions, big or small, from school, jobs, or relationship struggles. I have worked with a wide range of populations, but have the most experience working with clients between the ages of 8 and 30 who are facing relationship issues, life transition difficulty, and who need support through a difficult phase of life.
Sometimes we have a difficult time putting into words what we need and describing the current feelings that are present. I would love to help you through any depression, anxiety, or feelings of confusion you might have. I am also here to help you navigate any life stressors or transitions, big or small, from school, jobs, or relationship struggles. I have worked with a wide range of populations, but have the most experience working with clients between the ages of 8 and 30 who are facing relationship issues, life transition difficulty, and who need support through a difficult phase of life.
(615) 471-6916 View (615) 471-6916
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Joy Austin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC
Verified Verified
Joy Austin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2018. She earned an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. Joy is very open-minded and accepting of people from all walks of life, as well as all gender identities and sexual orientations. She has always been drawn to help people who feel as if no one really understands them and what they have been through. Joy uses play therapy with children and teens to help them explore their concerns in a safe and fun environment. She uses CBT when working with adults and is trained in EMDR with clients of all ages.
Joy Austin is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2018. She earned an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. Joy is very open-minded and accepting of people from all walks of life, as well as all gender identities and sexual orientations. She has always been drawn to help people who feel as if no one really understands them and what they have been through. Joy uses play therapy with children and teens to help them explore their concerns in a safe and fun environment. She uses CBT when working with adults and is trained in EMDR with clients of all ages.
(615) 285-5649 View (615) 285-5649
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Tia Bo
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about helping clients of all ages navigate the ups and downs of life. It is my privilege to walk alongside clients through grief, life transitions, anxiety, stress, and depression. I believe that every person is worthy of happiness and capable of change. My ideal client is open to self-discovery and ready for change.
I am passionate about helping clients of all ages navigate the ups and downs of life. It is my privilege to walk alongside clients through grief, life transitions, anxiety, stress, and depression. I believe that every person is worthy of happiness and capable of change. My ideal client is open to self-discovery and ready for change.
(629) 348-8087 View (629) 348-8087
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Paul Lawson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
There is meaning in every struggle or bump in the road we face in life. Uncovering that meaning and telling our story is often the beginning of the path to healing. I work with both individuals and couples looking to repair relationships and create deeper more meaningful connection. Whether you are struggling with relationship issues, addiction, work/life balance, or just feeling overwhelmed at what life is bringing, I'd be honored to walk with you on that journey.
There is meaning in every struggle or bump in the road we face in life. Uncovering that meaning and telling our story is often the beginning of the path to healing. I work with both individuals and couples looking to repair relationships and create deeper more meaningful connection. Whether you are struggling with relationship issues, addiction, work/life balance, or just feeling overwhelmed at what life is bringing, I'd be honored to walk with you on that journey.
(615) 703-6458 View (615) 703-6458
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The Bridge Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you often self-critical and lack the compassion that you so willingly offer to others when they are in need?  Do you want to feel whole, healthy, and empowered to live a meaningful and positive life?  I believe that is something we all  strive for and want for our lives, but life's roadblocks can present challenges that impede our growth and cause us to doubt ourselves. It is important to move forward in life with self-compassion and the feeling of empowerment to manage life successfully when things get difficult.
Are you often self-critical and lack the compassion that you so willingly offer to others when they are in need?  Do you want to feel whole, healthy, and empowered to live a meaningful and positive life?  I believe that is something we all  strive for and want for our lives, but life's roadblocks can present challenges that impede our growth and cause us to doubt ourselves. It is important to move forward in life with self-compassion and the feeling of empowerment to manage life successfully when things get difficult.
(615) 212-2219 View (615) 212-2219
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Stephanie Dean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! My ideal client is someone who is always chasing the truth to create the best part of themselves, their most authentic self! No matter how your life has unfolded until this point, there is always a life lesson, a takeaway and an opportunity to make a change. In order to make that change you must show up for yourself! With many years of experience and appreciation for working with children, teens, and adults, from varying backgrounds I have nurtured multiple skills sets.
Hello! My ideal client is someone who is always chasing the truth to create the best part of themselves, their most authentic self! No matter how your life has unfolded until this point, there is always a life lesson, a takeaway and an opportunity to make a change. In order to make that change you must show up for yourself! With many years of experience and appreciation for working with children, teens, and adults, from varying backgrounds I have nurtured multiple skills sets.
(615) 703-6054 View (615) 703-6054
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Tatyana Quinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hendersonville, TN 37075  (Online Only)
Counseling can be an opportunity for us to do some honest assessments of our lives and how we feel. I am passionate about empowering, supporting, and providing clinical therapy to teens and emerging/young adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression, social skills, self-esteem, trauma, body-image, peer relations, and behavior modification. I am a firm believer that all clients are the experts of their lives and it is my job to provide extra support, expert guidance, and new perspectives. The goal is to empower you to develop fresh insights about your life, make healthier choices, and develop health coping skills to manage distress.
Counseling can be an opportunity for us to do some honest assessments of our lives and how we feel. I am passionate about empowering, supporting, and providing clinical therapy to teens and emerging/young adults. I specialize in anxiety, depression, social skills, self-esteem, trauma, body-image, peer relations, and behavior modification. I am a firm believer that all clients are the experts of their lives and it is my job to provide extra support, expert guidance, and new perspectives. The goal is to empower you to develop fresh insights about your life, make healthier choices, and develop health coping skills to manage distress.
(615) 576-3839 View (615) 576-3839
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Brian K Sheppard
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
We help marriages and families! Our goal is to provide the knowledge and skills needed to overcome and grow. Things like better communication and the ability to resolve conflict are essential. We are glad to be able to offer a sliding fee scale in order to make counseling services affordable.
We help marriages and families! Our goal is to provide the knowledge and skills needed to overcome and grow. Things like better communication and the ability to resolve conflict are essential. We are glad to be able to offer a sliding fee scale in order to make counseling services affordable.
(615) 219-1576 View (615) 219-1576
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Staci Paskewitz
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Life has a way of surprising us with unexpected twists and turns. It's during these moments when we may find ourselves feeling stuck, unsure of the path ahead. What do you do when life takes an unexpected turn? How do you work through the issues that leave you feeling trapped or uncertain? That's where I come in; I'm here to support you in navigating the uncertainties that can sometimes overwhelm us. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore your emotions, find peace with past wounds, and discover hope for the future.
Life has a way of surprising us with unexpected twists and turns. It's during these moments when we may find ourselves feeling stuck, unsure of the path ahead. What do you do when life takes an unexpected turn? How do you work through the issues that leave you feeling trapped or uncertain? That's where I come in; I'm here to support you in navigating the uncertainties that can sometimes overwhelm us. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore your emotions, find peace with past wounds, and discover hope for the future.
(615) 581-2147 View (615) 581-2147
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Jonathon Nixon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sometimes making decisions can be tough. I mean what happens if you make the "wrong" decision? Think of how many people could get hurt or what you can potentially miss out in this life if you make the "wrong" decision. I work with people who find themselves at the mercy of indecision. Whether it be about what new path your looking to follow in your life; or facing the decision to either "stay or go"; or simply looking to make better decisions about your mental health, I specialize in cultivating the confidence to make better informed decisions that could change the course of your life.
Sometimes making decisions can be tough. I mean what happens if you make the "wrong" decision? Think of how many people could get hurt or what you can potentially miss out in this life if you make the "wrong" decision. I work with people who find themselves at the mercy of indecision. Whether it be about what new path your looking to follow in your life; or facing the decision to either "stay or go"; or simply looking to make better decisions about your mental health, I specialize in cultivating the confidence to make better informed decisions that could change the course of your life.
(615) 991-6231 View (615) 991-6231
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Jeremy Johnson @ The Connection Place
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Do you want to be healthy? That's the goal for many of us. We really do want to be healthy. We really want to truly experience wholeness...emotionally, mentally, physically, relationally, and spiritually. But the fact is we often find ourselves in a journey elsewhere. Life takes us down a different road. Detours become commonplace. We sometimes lose our way. We get distracted and miss our turn. Our pursuit of wholeness can quickly become a journey to simply survive. Our journey can leave us feeling alone and isolated without a connection with anyone.
Do you want to be healthy? That's the goal for many of us. We really do want to be healthy. We really want to truly experience wholeness...emotionally, mentally, physically, relationally, and spiritually. But the fact is we often find ourselves in a journey elsewhere. Life takes us down a different road. Detours become commonplace. We sometimes lose our way. We get distracted and miss our turn. Our pursuit of wholeness can quickly become a journey to simply survive. Our journey can leave us feeling alone and isolated without a connection with anyone.
(615) 745-1177 View (615) 745-1177
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Valeria Sanchez-Lucas
MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valeria enjoys serving preteens, teens, and adults with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, anger management, trauma, depression, low self esteem, family generational problems, on-going physical health distress, and work or school stress that impact individual’s holistic well-being. The modalities used will be Art therapy, CBT, Behavior therapy, Humanistic therapy, Dialectical Behavior (DBT), Emotionally Focused Intervention, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Motivational Interviewing.
Valeria enjoys serving preteens, teens, and adults with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, anger management, trauma, depression, low self esteem, family generational problems, on-going physical health distress, and work or school stress that impact individual’s holistic well-being. The modalities used will be Art therapy, CBT, Behavior therapy, Humanistic therapy, Dialectical Behavior (DBT), Emotionally Focused Intervention, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Motivational Interviewing.
(615) 703-4591 View (615) 703-4591
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Britne Daughtdrill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greetings and congratulations on taking the first brave step on your journey to healing! My name is Britne and I am a licensed professional counselor, mental health service provider (LPC-MHSP) in Tennessee with 6 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, marital problems, parenting problems, mood disorders, and everyday life stressors. I’ve also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
Greetings and congratulations on taking the first brave step on your journey to healing! My name is Britne and I am a licensed professional counselor, mental health service provider (LPC-MHSP) in Tennessee with 6 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, marital problems, parenting problems, mood disorders, and everyday life stressors. I’ve also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
(615) 270-4173 View (615) 270-4173
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Anika K Mullen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075  (Online Only)
Have the terrible 2's never stopped or gotten worse after your child turned 2.5 yrs? Do you have a young child with more frequent, long, or intense temper tantrums and behavior problems than is expected for the child’s age? Does your child seem to get a thrill out of purposely annoying others, get in trouble regularly at preschool, or react with defiance and aggression to adult requests and limits? Or, is your child so anxious that you are dreading daycare or school drop offs because your child has to be pried off of you? Is your child struggling to adjust to a big transition like parents’ divorce, a new sibling, grief, or trauma?
Have the terrible 2's never stopped or gotten worse after your child turned 2.5 yrs? Do you have a young child with more frequent, long, or intense temper tantrums and behavior problems than is expected for the child’s age? Does your child seem to get a thrill out of purposely annoying others, get in trouble regularly at preschool, or react with defiance and aggression to adult requests and limits? Or, is your child so anxious that you are dreading daycare or school drop offs because your child has to be pried off of you? Is your child struggling to adjust to a big transition like parents’ divorce, a new sibling, grief, or trauma?
(615) 802-6905 View (615) 802-6905
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Jessica Willis
Counselor, MA, BCCC
Verified Verified
Hendersonville, TN 37075  (Online Only)
Are you seeking sustainable change? Are you restless with desire to know and understand yourself and your relationships more fully? Would you like to learn how to let go of self-sabotaging behaviors and paralyzing fears and belief systems and live a life of abundance? With warmth and compassion I will guide you through the intricacies of your nature, examining the dynamic interplay between internal and external forces that shape the way you perceive the world and interact with those around you, and I will practically equip you with the tools you need to live into your highest potential.
Are you seeking sustainable change? Are you restless with desire to know and understand yourself and your relationships more fully? Would you like to learn how to let go of self-sabotaging behaviors and paralyzing fears and belief systems and live a life of abundance? With warmth and compassion I will guide you through the intricacies of your nature, examining the dynamic interplay between internal and external forces that shape the way you perceive the world and interact with those around you, and I will practically equip you with the tools you need to live into your highest potential.
(865) 268-8625 View (865) 268-8625
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Sheree Rucker-Grafton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
NOW Accepting NEW Clients! My focus is helping client’s get through life challenges. I work alongside adults, couples, and families in a private practice setting. I use a multifaceted therapeutic approach as I believe that each individual is unique & diverse; so, their treatment should reflect their needs. I have a passion for bridging gaps across generations and repairing existing generational cycles. As I have a strong belief that childhood experiences not only affect us as individuals, but also the relationships that we create with others.
NOW Accepting NEW Clients! My focus is helping client’s get through life challenges. I work alongside adults, couples, and families in a private practice setting. I use a multifaceted therapeutic approach as I believe that each individual is unique & diverse; so, their treatment should reflect their needs. I have a passion for bridging gaps across generations and repairing existing generational cycles. As I have a strong belief that childhood experiences not only affect us as individuals, but also the relationships that we create with others.
(615) 326-6732 View (615) 326-6732
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Maghan Eversmith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Maghan and I am glad you are here. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation LPC-MHSP. I have been working in the field of mental health for the past 6 years. I have experience in working with ages ranging from 3-90, helping client's with issues such as attention and impulse control, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, relationship issues, managing expectations, developing discipline in daily life, setting life goals, self-esteem and self-image.
My name is Maghan and I am glad you are here. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation LPC-MHSP. I have been working in the field of mental health for the past 6 years. I have experience in working with ages ranging from 3-90, helping client's with issues such as attention and impulse control, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, relationship issues, managing expectations, developing discipline in daily life, setting life goals, self-esteem and self-image.
(629) 217-0059 View (629) 217-0059
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Tina I. Reddy
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADACII, QCS, NCACI
Verified Verified
Addiction/Substance Use Disorders are family illnesses that create unhealthy patterns in all types of relationships. Recovery is a journey from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body to contentment and serenity! The journey is Physical, Mental/Emotional and Spiritual. It does take time and a willingness to walk through some discomfort in order to gather tools, practice using them and gain confidence. I wish to serve those who desire to begin that journey, or have already been walking the journey but may need some assistance to work through some core issues that keep creating chaos in you or a loved one's life.
Addiction/Substance Use Disorders are family illnesses that create unhealthy patterns in all types of relationships. Recovery is a journey from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body to contentment and serenity! The journey is Physical, Mental/Emotional and Spiritual. It does take time and a willingness to walk through some discomfort in order to gather tools, practice using them and gain confidence. I wish to serve those who desire to begin that journey, or have already been walking the journey but may need some assistance to work through some core issues that keep creating chaos in you or a loved one's life.
(615) 410-9493 View (615) 410-9493
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 37075

200+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 37075 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
76% Coping Skills
69% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Grief
63% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Cigna and Evernorth
87% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 37075 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 37075?

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.