Therapists in 37128

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Maddie Sisavath
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
In my personal and professional life I have developed a deep passion for working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I utilize various forms of therapy to help clients learn to better cope with mental, emotional, social, and/or behavioral struggles, and guide them towards health. I aim to help clients become emotionally resilient to the ongoing challenges that life continues to present! I empower clients to use their voice, challenge negative core beliefs, and celebrate their gifts and talents. Common areas of practice for me are adoption, divorce care, ADHD, emotional regulation, self esteem struggles, anxiety, and more.
In my personal and professional life I have developed a deep passion for working with children, adolescents, and young adults. I utilize various forms of therapy to help clients learn to better cope with mental, emotional, social, and/or behavioral struggles, and guide them towards health. I aim to help clients become emotionally resilient to the ongoing challenges that life continues to present! I empower clients to use their voice, challenge negative core beliefs, and celebrate their gifts and talents. Common areas of practice for me are adoption, divorce care, ADHD, emotional regulation, self esteem struggles, anxiety, and more.
(615) 334-0323 View (615) 334-0323
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Toni Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
New Group Sessions starting in Aug 2024! It is my pleasure to be here for you. We all need help in some way shape or form multiple times in our lives. Whether this is your first time, you didn't quite get what you needed the last time, or, you see help as a weakness you can't afford. Whatever the difficulty you may have faced or you may be facing to get here, I am glad that you have made it this far. I would like to make your journey feel as safe as possible. Let me help you become a part of a group of some of the strongest people I know: those who dare to seek help, face their struggles, and move towards change.
New Group Sessions starting in Aug 2024! It is my pleasure to be here for you. We all need help in some way shape or form multiple times in our lives. Whether this is your first time, you didn't quite get what you needed the last time, or, you see help as a weakness you can't afford. Whatever the difficulty you may have faced or you may be facing to get here, I am glad that you have made it this far. I would like to make your journey feel as safe as possible. Let me help you become a part of a group of some of the strongest people I know: those who dare to seek help, face their struggles, and move towards change.
(629) 262-5920 View (629) 262-5920
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Lighthouse Counseling and Mental Health, LLC
Counselor, MC, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Percy Ford, MC, LPC-MHSP, NCC established Lighthouse Correctional Counseling and Mental Health Services in 2012 to provide Individual Psychotherapy, Family Counseling, Group Therapy and Couples Counseling to offenders and their families. Mr. Ford earned a BS in Social Work from Tuskegee University in 1997 and graduated from Argosy University School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences in 2007 with a MA in Professional Counseling.
Percy Ford, MC, LPC-MHSP, NCC established Lighthouse Correctional Counseling and Mental Health Services in 2012 to provide Individual Psychotherapy, Family Counseling, Group Therapy and Couples Counseling to offenders and their families. Mr. Ford earned a BS in Social Work from Tuskegee University in 1997 and graduated from Argosy University School of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences in 2007 with a MA in Professional Counseling.
(615) 442-7106 View (615) 442-7106
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Corbett Hinkle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
I have immense passion for helping people navigate through difficult times. Do you find yourself struggling in one or more ways? Perhaps you need a little guidance and support; I am here for you. My goal is to form a solid base of trust and a collaborative relationship with each individual I work with. I focus on empowering you while assisting you in finding healthy resolutions to issues you are facing. My therapeutic approach is holistic in nature, with emphasis on your feelings, behaviors, thoughts, and beliefs. I am committed to assisting you to build upon your existing strengths to live your best possible life.
I have immense passion for helping people navigate through difficult times. Do you find yourself struggling in one or more ways? Perhaps you need a little guidance and support; I am here for you. My goal is to form a solid base of trust and a collaborative relationship with each individual I work with. I focus on empowering you while assisting you in finding healthy resolutions to issues you are facing. My therapeutic approach is holistic in nature, with emphasis on your feelings, behaviors, thoughts, and beliefs. I am committed to assisting you to build upon your existing strengths to live your best possible life.
(615) 410-9837 View (615) 410-9837
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Brandi J Batten
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128  (Online Only)
In my practice, I strive to meet my clients where they are, establish a strong relationship built on trust, empathy, sincerity, and a strong desire to grow. I embark upon each journey with a new client ready for the twists and turns of the counseling relationship, but ultimately hope to provide a healing presence for each client. I aim to cater to their goals, as I make it a part of my practice for the client to develop their own goals. Together, we tackle whatever issues arise, and find a common ground and begin the journey to healing.
In my practice, I strive to meet my clients where they are, establish a strong relationship built on trust, empathy, sincerity, and a strong desire to grow. I embark upon each journey with a new client ready for the twists and turns of the counseling relationship, but ultimately hope to provide a healing presence for each client. I aim to cater to their goals, as I make it a part of my practice for the client to develop their own goals. Together, we tackle whatever issues arise, and find a common ground and begin the journey to healing.
(629) 260-4889 View (629) 260-4889
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Kim Homan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC II, CSAT-Ca
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128  (Online Only)
“What happens when people open their hearts?" "They get better.” ― Haruki Murakami. I'm a Licensed marriage a family therapist with a specialization in addiction. I have a passion for helping people remember who they were before the world got a hold of them. We all have strengths and gifts. Let me help you identify and remember yours.
“What happens when people open their hearts?" "They get better.” ― Haruki Murakami. I'm a Licensed marriage a family therapist with a specialization in addiction. I have a passion for helping people remember who they were before the world got a hold of them. We all have strengths and gifts. Let me help you identify and remember yours.
(615) 437-2592 View (615) 437-2592
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Sara Ahmed
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37128  (Online Only)
Life can sometimes get messy, and while they are normal experiences, anxiety, depression, past trauma, family and relationship conflict, and various other factors can rob us of our ability to find peace in the here-and-now. We often get stuck in patterns rooted in past experiences that continue to show up in the present in unhelpful ways. Without the right tools and supports, it can feel as if we do not have the ability to find meaning in the mess or become unstuck in our patterns that are holding us back from living emotionally healthy lives. It is so common to hold these burdens alone in silence to avoid judgment.
Life can sometimes get messy, and while they are normal experiences, anxiety, depression, past trauma, family and relationship conflict, and various other factors can rob us of our ability to find peace in the here-and-now. We often get stuck in patterns rooted in past experiences that continue to show up in the present in unhelpful ways. Without the right tools and supports, it can feel as if we do not have the ability to find meaning in the mess or become unstuck in our patterns that are holding us back from living emotionally healthy lives. It is so common to hold these burdens alone in silence to avoid judgment.
(615) 985-6169 View (615) 985-6169
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Robert DeSalvo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Do you feel like you spend all your energy managing your anxiety, sadness, panic attacks or hiding how you feel from those around you? Or do you feel like you're burdened by past trauma that causes you to make unwanted decisions or to feel unwanted things? You're here because you're unsure if you can overcome what's holding you back and it feels like nothing helps. From our first session together you will have a clearer direction on the path toward healing and have concrete tools to start working on improvement from day one. Life can be better, even if it doesn’t seem like it right now.
Do you feel like you spend all your energy managing your anxiety, sadness, panic attacks or hiding how you feel from those around you? Or do you feel like you're burdened by past trauma that causes you to make unwanted decisions or to feel unwanted things? You're here because you're unsure if you can overcome what's holding you back and it feels like nothing helps. From our first session together you will have a clearer direction on the path toward healing and have concrete tools to start working on improvement from day one. Life can be better, even if it doesn’t seem like it right now.
(615) 567-5365 View (615) 567-5365
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Kelsey Cardin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Are you feeling frozen in fear of the unknown? Has a traumatic event halted your ability to cope with life? Are life transitions just difficult to process? As a empathetic and trauma-informed therapist, I specialize in guiding individuals & couples using evidence-based practices. Together, we'll navigate life's challenges with a focus on mindfulness, self-discovery, and empowerment. I am LGBTQIA+ & Neurodivergent affirming. Please note I am only physically located in the Memphis office once a month, appointments outside of that will be telehealth.
Are you feeling frozen in fear of the unknown? Has a traumatic event halted your ability to cope with life? Are life transitions just difficult to process? As a empathetic and trauma-informed therapist, I specialize in guiding individuals & couples using evidence-based practices. Together, we'll navigate life's challenges with a focus on mindfulness, self-discovery, and empowerment. I am LGBTQIA+ & Neurodivergent affirming. Please note I am only physically located in the Memphis office once a month, appointments outside of that will be telehealth.
(901) 401-9023 View (901) 401-9023
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Tempest Meriwether
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Not accepting new clients
"I don't need therapy. I can handle this on my own." Have you ever heard these words, or even said them yourself, but find yourself struggling with the hardships of life? It is time to let go of the shame, and talk with a professional that is here to help you overcome the barriers that prevent you from living your best life. I specialize in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety, but have experience with working with a variety of disorders including Posttraumatic stress disorder, other mood disorders, and trauma. Allow me to join you on your journey of healing.
"I don't need therapy. I can handle this on my own." Have you ever heard these words, or even said them yourself, but find yourself struggling with the hardships of life? It is time to let go of the shame, and talk with a professional that is here to help you overcome the barriers that prevent you from living your best life. I specialize in the treatment of Depression and Anxiety, but have experience with working with a variety of disorders including Posttraumatic stress disorder, other mood disorders, and trauma. Allow me to join you on your journey of healing.
(615) 436-5916 View (615) 436-5916
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Christine Robertini
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP-S, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37128  (Online Only)
Beginning counseling can be a difficult, sometimes scary step. I want to walk that journey with you. I believe in a therapeutic relationship that fosters trust and respect. I desire to help you find health and wholeness through finding balance in your mental, physical, and spiritual health. You will find a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere when you enter my office. I believe in meeting you where you are in your journey and helping you to find the path that leads you to your goals.
Beginning counseling can be a difficult, sometimes scary step. I want to walk that journey with you. I believe in a therapeutic relationship that fosters trust and respect. I desire to help you find health and wholeness through finding balance in your mental, physical, and spiritual health. You will find a safe, nonjudgmental atmosphere when you enter my office. I believe in meeting you where you are in your journey and helping you to find the path that leads you to your goals.
(615) 933-4895 View (615) 933-4895
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Allison Hunnicutt
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP, CSAT-S, CMAT
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
In my personal and professional life, I have found one thing to be true: Life can be hard. I have a passion for supporting others in resolving pain and reclaiming fullness in life. While pain is an inevitable part of the human experience, suffering is optional. I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families heal from relational and other traumas, problematic sexual behaviors, addictions, and intimacy disorders. I see brokenhearted adults and children as they learn to cope with an unstable world. My heart is to heal the broken hearted and give hope where hope was once lost.
In my personal and professional life, I have found one thing to be true: Life can be hard. I have a passion for supporting others in resolving pain and reclaiming fullness in life. While pain is an inevitable part of the human experience, suffering is optional. I am dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families heal from relational and other traumas, problematic sexual behaviors, addictions, and intimacy disorders. I see brokenhearted adults and children as they learn to cope with an unstable world. My heart is to heal the broken hearted and give hope where hope was once lost.
(615) 395-2912 View (615) 395-2912
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John Philip Rogers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
"I have got to do something different." "I am tired of the merry-go-round." How many times have you made statements like these and always with the best of intentions? How many times have you been at the end of your rope with seemingly no where to turn? . Many times we get stuck in the same patterns of behaviors or interactions and have no idea how to stop or change that pattern. Many times we try and try but to no avail. Well congratulations! You have taken the first step toward that change you have long wanted!
"I have got to do something different." "I am tired of the merry-go-round." How many times have you made statements like these and always with the best of intentions? How many times have you been at the end of your rope with seemingly no where to turn? . Many times we get stuck in the same patterns of behaviors or interactions and have no idea how to stop or change that pattern. Many times we try and try but to no avail. Well congratulations! You have taken the first step toward that change you have long wanted!
(615) 379-0620 View (615) 379-0620
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JoAnn Breiner
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
I do not believe it is an accident that you are here right now. I do not believe it is a coincidence either. My journey has led me to this place at this point in time. My journey has included thousands of clinical hours helping people all over the world overcome real life battles. I have learned something new from every person that I have met and I will share what I know for sure. I know that you face difficult challenges every day. I know that you feel that there is no place in this world where you actually fit.
I do not believe it is an accident that you are here right now. I do not believe it is a coincidence either. My journey has led me to this place at this point in time. My journey has included thousands of clinical hours helping people all over the world overcome real life battles. I have learned something new from every person that I have met and I will share what I know for sure. I know that you face difficult challenges every day. I know that you feel that there is no place in this world where you actually fit.
(615) 802-9253 View (615) 802-9253
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Devon Chanel Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37128  (Online Only)
We live in chaotic and confusing world which can make it difficult to find the beauty and peace. It's not easy making sense of the world around us or our internal world. Individuals are left feeling disconnected to others and/or misunderstood. These feelings can develop at a young age. I align myself in your world in order to partner with you on a journey to wellness and full-fulfillment.
We live in chaotic and confusing world which can make it difficult to find the beauty and peace. It's not easy making sense of the world around us or our internal world. Individuals are left feeling disconnected to others and/or misunderstood. These feelings can develop at a young age. I align myself in your world in order to partner with you on a journey to wellness and full-fulfillment.
(615) 436-8960 View (615) 436-8960
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Aimee Garsnett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Is your child struggling with anxiety, depression, or handling emotions? Does your child refuse to go to therapy? I specialize in working with children and families, and I offer IN-HOME Therapy! Together, you and your child will learn emotion regulation skills and begin communicating and expressing feelings in healthy ways. I have spent over 25 years working with children, first as a teacher, and for eight years as a mental health counselor. I am passionate about helping children learn to manage their emotions and build self-confidence. My job is to help children and families meet their goals so they no longer need ongoing therapy.
Is your child struggling with anxiety, depression, or handling emotions? Does your child refuse to go to therapy? I specialize in working with children and families, and I offer IN-HOME Therapy! Together, you and your child will learn emotion regulation skills and begin communicating and expressing feelings in healthy ways. I have spent over 25 years working with children, first as a teacher, and for eight years as a mental health counselor. I am passionate about helping children learn to manage their emotions and build self-confidence. My job is to help children and families meet their goals so they no longer need ongoing therapy.
(615) 398-6977 View (615) 398-6977
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Hannah Adkins
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Hi there! My name is Hannah, and I am a trauma-informed therapist. I work with children, teens, adults, and seniors. Some people begin seeking change in their lives, but aren't quite sure where to start. Maybe you or someone you know is looking for answers. Whether it's a mental health struggle, a job change, a conflict, or finding a sense of meaning in your life - I am here to walk alongside you.
Hi there! My name is Hannah, and I am a trauma-informed therapist. I work with children, teens, adults, and seniors. Some people begin seeking change in their lives, but aren't quite sure where to start. Maybe you or someone you know is looking for answers. Whether it's a mental health struggle, a job change, a conflict, or finding a sense of meaning in your life - I am here to walk alongside you.
(615) 819-5281 View (615) 819-5281
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Jennifer Pascual
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, CSAT-C
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
I am a Licensed Master's Social Worker and have 20 years of experience with TN Department of Children's Services. I have extensive training, knowledge, and experience in working with children, couples, and families healing from trauma, abuse, and addiction. I am genuinely interested in hearing, believing, and understanding my client's experience. I enjoy working with couples and helping them gain new perspectives. Using a practical approach to behavior change, I am committed to helping my clients reach their goals for healthy minds and spirits.
I am a Licensed Master's Social Worker and have 20 years of experience with TN Department of Children's Services. I have extensive training, knowledge, and experience in working with children, couples, and families healing from trauma, abuse, and addiction. I am genuinely interested in hearing, believing, and understanding my client's experience. I enjoy working with couples and helping them gain new perspectives. Using a practical approach to behavior change, I am committed to helping my clients reach their goals for healthy minds and spirits.
(615) 857-3860 View (615) 857-3860
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Walk With Grace, LLC - Rachel Disney LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
Hello and Welcome to Walk With Grace Counseling! I am accepting new BCBS clients! Anxiety, Depression, life changes, and stressors of everyday life can be overwhelming. Please reach out today to be scheduled!
Hello and Welcome to Walk With Grace Counseling! I am accepting new BCBS clients! Anxiety, Depression, life changes, and stressors of everyday life can be overwhelming. Please reach out today to be scheduled!
(615) 205-3683 View (615) 205-3683
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Kelsey Davidson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
I am taking new clients and I have near immediate openings! Hello there - I'm Kelsey! I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and older adults while providing a welcoming and safe environment. I pledge to support you in becoming the healthiest version of yourself and in helping you understand that your presence on earth makes a difference! My ideal client is simply someone who desires to see change and to benefit from therapy. I will be offering flexible appointments and will meet with you through both in-person sessions and remotely via Telehealth to best accommodate your schedule.
I am taking new clients and I have near immediate openings! Hello there - I'm Kelsey! I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and older adults while providing a welcoming and safe environment. I pledge to support you in becoming the healthiest version of yourself and in helping you understand that your presence on earth makes a difference! My ideal client is simply someone who desires to see change and to benefit from therapy. I will be offering flexible appointments and will meet with you through both in-person sessions and remotely via Telehealth to best accommodate your schedule.
(629) 348-8054 View (629) 348-8054

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 37128

60+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 37128 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
81% Depression
79% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
68% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Cigna and Evernorth
79% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 37128 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 37128?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.