Therapists in 37620

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Tatum Harvey
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Bristol, TN 37620
Hi, I’m Tatum! I'm a therapist at Sunny Path Counseling in Bristol, TN. I enjoy working with children and families to help them discover their strengths, build effective coping skills, and create healthy relationships.
Hi, I’m Tatum! I'm a therapist at Sunny Path Counseling in Bristol, TN. I enjoy working with children and families to help them discover their strengths, build effective coping skills, and create healthy relationships.
(423) 226-5344 View (423) 226-5344
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Joshua Blackburn
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, Temp
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bristol, TN 37620
You want more than just feeling better - you want to create a better life for yourself and those you love - but you're stuck. You want to get closer to who and how you want to be. You've tried everything you can think of and you still feel bad - physically, spiritually, mentally. What would you be doing if anxiety, panic, sadness, lack of motivation, anger, or confusion wasn't standing in your way? If difficult conversations happened without ending in a blow up, shut down, or disconnection - could life be better together?
You want more than just feeling better - you want to create a better life for yourself and those you love - but you're stuck. You want to get closer to who and how you want to be. You've tried everything you can think of and you still feel bad - physically, spiritually, mentally. What would you be doing if anxiety, panic, sadness, lack of motivation, anger, or confusion wasn't standing in your way? If difficult conversations happened without ending in a blow up, shut down, or disconnection - could life be better together?
(423) 210-4631 View (423) 210-4631
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Adam Kuykendall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Bristol, TN 37620
Adam J. Kuykendall is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University and a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing/Literature in the English Language from Virginia Intermont College. Adam likes to explore a client's experiences through multiple creative interventions including narrative, experiential, and logo-centered techniques.
Adam J. Kuykendall is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee who has been practicing since 2020. He has a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University and a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing/Literature in the English Language from Virginia Intermont College. Adam likes to explore a client's experiences through multiple creative interventions including narrative, experiential, and logo-centered techniques.
(423) 592-7959 View (423) 592-7959
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Amanda Keener
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Bristol, TN 37620
Amanda Keener is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training in Tennessee. She has a Master's of Education in both School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling from Lincoln Memorial University and a BS in Child & Family Studies from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Amanda is very passionate about helping others. She enjoys being an advocate for her clients. Amanda meets her clients where they are and helps them find the skills to overcome life's obstacles. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as trying new art projects, reading a good book, and playing with her dogs.
Amanda Keener is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Training in Tennessee. She has a Master's of Education in both School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling from Lincoln Memorial University and a BS in Child & Family Studies from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Amanda is very passionate about helping others. She enjoys being an advocate for her clients. Amanda meets her clients where they are and helps them find the skills to overcome life's obstacles. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as trying new art projects, reading a good book, and playing with her dogs.
(423) 528-8843 View (423) 528-8843
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Bridgette Samantha Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bristol, TN 37620
Do you often find yourself feeling overwhelmed, depressed and anxious, dealing with emotional pain, or questioning if you are doing a good job surviving at this thing called life? Come sit with me and let us discuss the opportunities you have to feel empowered and emotionally healthy. I have the experience and knowledge to help you find ways of identifying the root of a problem, processing through experiences, and developing a new pattern of thinking. Let’s discuss what is going on in life and find ways of solving the problem in a safe, relaxing, and supportive environment.
Do you often find yourself feeling overwhelmed, depressed and anxious, dealing with emotional pain, or questioning if you are doing a good job surviving at this thing called life? Come sit with me and let us discuss the opportunities you have to feel empowered and emotionally healthy. I have the experience and knowledge to help you find ways of identifying the root of a problem, processing through experiences, and developing a new pattern of thinking. Let’s discuss what is going on in life and find ways of solving the problem in a safe, relaxing, and supportive environment.
(423) 427-4653 View (423) 427-4653
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Emma Brewster
MA
Bristol, TN 37620
Through counseling, I want to help individuals become happier and healthier. Counseling is a place for individuals to heal and grow in their emotions. Creating a non-judgmental environment and a calm space is essential for therapeutic growth. Therapy can be hard work, but I am there to walk with you through this journey!
Through counseling, I want to help individuals become happier and healthier. Counseling is a place for individuals to heal and grow in their emotions. Creating a non-judgmental environment and a calm space is essential for therapeutic growth. Therapy can be hard work, but I am there to walk with you through this journey!
(423) 592-5578 View (423) 592-5578
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Sydney Peltier
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S
Verified
Bristol, TN 37620
Sydney Peltier is a licensed professional counselor who has spent her career passionately serving the mental health needs of her community through counseling, training and teaching, and advocating for quality care. With a variety of skills and expertise Sydney enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families to feel better, experience more joy in life, and have meaningful relationships that work. She believes wholeheartedly that health and healing are possible, especially when people recognize their own value, purpose, and strengths in partnership with professional and experienced clinical care.
Sydney Peltier is a licensed professional counselor who has spent her career passionately serving the mental health needs of her community through counseling, training and teaching, and advocating for quality care. With a variety of skills and expertise Sydney enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families to feel better, experience more joy in life, and have meaningful relationships that work. She believes wholeheartedly that health and healing are possible, especially when people recognize their own value, purpose, and strengths in partnership with professional and experienced clinical care.
(423) 919-9258 View (423) 919-9258
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Candice Hutchens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol, TN 37620
Do you have days where you feel disconnected from yourself and your true potential? Does it feel like no matter how hard you try, you don’t feel heard or valued by those you love most? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, and negative thoughts about yourself or others? Spend a lot of time in your head wondering when or how things will get better? If you answered yes to any of these questions, my services may be a good fit for you. Please note I am in network with 3 insurance companies (below) and all other companies I am an out of network provider. For OON benefits I provide a monthly superbill at no additional cost .
Do you have days where you feel disconnected from yourself and your true potential? Does it feel like no matter how hard you try, you don’t feel heard or valued by those you love most? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, and negative thoughts about yourself or others? Spend a lot of time in your head wondering when or how things will get better? If you answered yes to any of these questions, my services may be a good fit for you. Please note I am in network with 3 insurance companies (below) and all other companies I am an out of network provider. For OON benefits I provide a monthly superbill at no additional cost .
(423) 797-6638 View (423) 797-6638
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Jessica Gregory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Bristol, TN 37620
Jessica believes in the philosophy that every person has the ability to positively change their lives through their own untapped potential. She utilizes several techniques and skills to help her clients discover their own strengths and use them to achieve their goals. Jessica's passions include helping her clients set and accomplish their goals during therapy, by meeting her clients where they are. Jessica earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology at Emory and Henry College. She continued her education at Radford University where she earned her Master's Degree in Counseling and Human Development.
Jessica believes in the philosophy that every person has the ability to positively change their lives through their own untapped potential. She utilizes several techniques and skills to help her clients discover their own strengths and use them to achieve their goals. Jessica's passions include helping her clients set and accomplish their goals during therapy, by meeting her clients where they are. Jessica earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology at Emory and Henry College. She continued her education at Radford University where she earned her Master's Degree in Counseling and Human Development.
(423) 840-7191 View (423) 840-7191
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Cathy Blake
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol, TN 37620
Accepting New In-Person and Virtual Clients: Are you struggling with being your own personal bully, putting yourself down with constant criticism? Do you wish you could find peace and treat yourself with the kindness that you so easily bestow upon others? Do you struggle with emotions that feel overwhelming or out of control? Or maybe you have been avoiding your emotions all together. Do you attempt to control your body and/or food, socially isolate, self-harm or experience emotional outburst? You have been trying to break free from these patterns but feel stuck or even controlled.
Accepting New In-Person and Virtual Clients: Are you struggling with being your own personal bully, putting yourself down with constant criticism? Do you wish you could find peace and treat yourself with the kindness that you so easily bestow upon others? Do you struggle with emotions that feel overwhelming or out of control? Or maybe you have been avoiding your emotions all together. Do you attempt to control your body and/or food, socially isolate, self-harm or experience emotional outburst? You have been trying to break free from these patterns but feel stuck or even controlled.
(423) 343-5574 View (423) 343-5574
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Mary Allison
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol, TN 37620
My approach to therapy is to respect each individual as a whole person. I believe each person knows himself or herself best. Loss of jobs, relationships, chemical addiction, life transitions, trauma, abuse and the stress of day to day living come with an array of thoughts and emotions, which at some points in our lives can become overwhelming. We start to feel like nothing can get better, and begin to self-destruct or stay stuck, out of fear of the unknown or poor habits. I use an eclectic approach, pulling together different types of therapies tailored to what would be most beneficial to the particular client.
My approach to therapy is to respect each individual as a whole person. I believe each person knows himself or herself best. Loss of jobs, relationships, chemical addiction, life transitions, trauma, abuse and the stress of day to day living come with an array of thoughts and emotions, which at some points in our lives can become overwhelming. We start to feel like nothing can get better, and begin to self-destruct or stay stuck, out of fear of the unknown or poor habits. I use an eclectic approach, pulling together different types of therapies tailored to what would be most beneficial to the particular client.
(423) 445-7468 View (423) 445-7468
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Sunny Path Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Bristol, TN 37620
Sunny Path Counseling, PLLC is a child and adolescent counseling center located in Johnson City, TN. Sunny Path Counseling consists of licensed professional counselors and intern (supervised, pre-licensed) counselors. *We are coming soon to Bristol, TN. If you are interested in being added to our waiting list for services in Bristol, give us a call and let us know!
Sunny Path Counseling, PLLC is a child and adolescent counseling center located in Johnson City, TN. Sunny Path Counseling consists of licensed professional counselors and intern (supervised, pre-licensed) counselors. *We are coming soon to Bristol, TN. If you are interested in being added to our waiting list for services in Bristol, give us a call and let us know!
(423) 205-6346 View (423) 205-6346
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Thaddeus Noto
Counselor, MDiv, LPC, MAC, C-DBT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol, TN 37620
Appalachian Christian Counseling is a non-denominational Christian outreach to individuals and families in crisis founded by Thaddeus and Joyce Noto in the Tri-Cities, Tennessee. We seek to strengthen the hurting through a Christian Counseling ministry to people of all kinds in Kingsport, Johnson City, & Gray, TN. Our focus is in the area of counseling and encouraging anyone in crisis--whether from family strife, medical problems, financially tough times, depression, divorce, or spiritual uncertainty.
Appalachian Christian Counseling is a non-denominational Christian outreach to individuals and families in crisis founded by Thaddeus and Joyce Noto in the Tri-Cities, Tennessee. We seek to strengthen the hurting through a Christian Counseling ministry to people of all kinds in Kingsport, Johnson City, & Gray, TN. Our focus is in the area of counseling and encouraging anyone in crisis--whether from family strife, medical problems, financially tough times, depression, divorce, or spiritual uncertainty.
(423) 381-8856 View (423) 381-8856
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Stan Leonard
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADAC, NCAC, II, CSAC
Verified
Bristol, TN 37620
I have 35 years experience in counseling adults, youth and children, single or married on a variety of issues. Sixteen years ago I started Mustard Seed Ministries to provide clinically sound and spiritually based therapeutic counseling for all in need, particularly those marginalized by poverty. My office provides a safe, comfortable and confidential place for people to understand the thinking and unrealistic expectations which may have led them into their painful situation. Ultimately, it is a place to find solutions, hope and healing.
I have 35 years experience in counseling adults, youth and children, single or married on a variety of issues. Sixteen years ago I started Mustard Seed Ministries to provide clinically sound and spiritually based therapeutic counseling for all in need, particularly those marginalized by poverty. My office provides a safe, comfortable and confidential place for people to understand the thinking and unrealistic expectations which may have led them into their painful situation. Ultimately, it is a place to find solutions, hope and healing.
(423) 375-2483 View (423) 375-2483
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Linda Steele
Marriage & Family Therapist, MLS, MA, LMFT
Verified
Bristol, TN 37620  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself wondering why you're where you are in life...what brought you to this point? What is the meaning of this crisis in my life? Is there a purpose for my life? My approach to therapy is founded in Carl Jung's Depth Psychology and is useful for all life's problems that come our way - depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief, relationships, career and aging as well as for reflection and personal growth. Together we can find the answers to these questions. My approach is holistic, warm, client centered and non judgmental.
Do you find yourself wondering why you're where you are in life...what brought you to this point? What is the meaning of this crisis in my life? Is there a purpose for my life? My approach to therapy is founded in Carl Jung's Depth Psychology and is useful for all life's problems that come our way - depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief, relationships, career and aging as well as for reflection and personal growth. Together we can find the answers to these questions. My approach is holistic, warm, client centered and non judgmental.
(423) 438-1749 View (423) 438-1749
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L. Gordon Brewer, Jr., MEd.,LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified
10 Endorsed
Bristol, TN 37620
Not accepting new clients
Coming to therapy always takes a lot of courage! Talking with someone about the things affecting us in our lives can be difficult. But, when the right steps are taken and we can see other ways to approach our problems, life can change. My goal as a therapist is to help people discover new ways to approach the difficult times in life and find alternative solutions. Ultimately, most people are seeking ways to have better relationships and feel a sense of contentment in life. Through individual, couples or family therapy I help people find these new ways of living.
Coming to therapy always takes a lot of courage! Talking with someone about the things affecting us in our lives can be difficult. But, when the right steps are taken and we can see other ways to approach our problems, life can change. My goal as a therapist is to help people discover new ways to approach the difficult times in life and find alternative solutions. Ultimately, most people are seeking ways to have better relationships and feel a sense of contentment in life. Through individual, couples or family therapy I help people find these new ways of living.
(423) 393-2661 View (423) 393-2661
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Emmanuel S John
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Bristol, TN 37620
My name is Emmanuel S. John. I am a Psychotherapist/counselor and author in the Tri-Cities area of TN. I've been working with individuals, couples and families for more than 30 years. I help people with personal emotional struggles of all kinds; Anxiety, Addiction, Depression, Grief, Trauma and PTSD just to name a few. I have a proven track record and you will see results after every session. I can help but not until you call. I am taking new clients. Cash services, insurance is not necessary. Invest the effort, you're worth it! (Ever consider online therapy? Let's talk.)
My name is Emmanuel S. John. I am a Psychotherapist/counselor and author in the Tri-Cities area of TN. I've been working with individuals, couples and families for more than 30 years. I help people with personal emotional struggles of all kinds; Anxiety, Addiction, Depression, Grief, Trauma and PTSD just to name a few. I have a proven track record and you will see results after every session. I can help but not until you call. I am taking new clients. Cash services, insurance is not necessary. Invest the effort, you're worth it! (Ever consider online therapy? Let's talk.)
(423) 302-0338 View (423) 302-0338
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CSN Counseling and Consultation, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCMHSP, S, LMHC, MPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol, TN 37620
At CSN Counseling, Your better tomorrows can start today. If you are struggling with feeling "sucked into the stuckness", overwhelmed with the stress of balancing family and work, needing support while confirming your gender identity and sexuality, intimacy and sexual difficulties, or attempting to work through the lingering effects of previous trauma and/or abuse, then I would be honored to sit with you and listen to your story. We can work together to help you gain perspective and insight, while helping you to move through traumas, transitions, and stressors into a healthier and more productive life.
At CSN Counseling, Your better tomorrows can start today. If you are struggling with feeling "sucked into the stuckness", overwhelmed with the stress of balancing family and work, needing support while confirming your gender identity and sexuality, intimacy and sexual difficulties, or attempting to work through the lingering effects of previous trauma and/or abuse, then I would be honored to sit with you and listen to your story. We can work together to help you gain perspective and insight, while helping you to move through traumas, transitions, and stressors into a healthier and more productive life.
(423) 205-5766 View (423) 205-5766
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Emily L Newland
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Bristol, TN 37620
Emily is the owner of Curated Solutions, LLC and provides individual therapy to adult clients. She helps clients fill up the personal and professional space they have been given in this world. Sometimes challenges (anxiety, depression, grief and loss, career and personal transitions, relationships, life stressors, etc.) stand in the way of our being all we can be. Emily helps clients to overcome these challenges and find the peace, joy, bliss and calm that we all deserve to feel.
Emily is the owner of Curated Solutions, LLC and provides individual therapy to adult clients. She helps clients fill up the personal and professional space they have been given in this world. Sometimes challenges (anxiety, depression, grief and loss, career and personal transitions, relationships, life stressors, etc.) stand in the way of our being all we can be. Emily helps clients to overcome these challenges and find the peace, joy, bliss and calm that we all deserve to feel.
(423) 376-9646 View (423) 376-9646
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Sara Carico-Arnold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol, TN 37620
There is a reason we do the things that we do and feel the way that we feel. All mental health issues are caused by us surviving and navigating this world to the best of our abilities given all the obstacles that can get in the way. Therapy is a science and an art. In better understanding the science and the question of “why” we do the things that we do can be a powerful tool in starting your healing journey. Once having this level of insight, therapy aims to not only heal you in the present but heal the deeper underlying issues that have caused things to get to this point.
There is a reason we do the things that we do and feel the way that we feel. All mental health issues are caused by us surviving and navigating this world to the best of our abilities given all the obstacles that can get in the way. Therapy is a science and an art. In better understanding the science and the question of “why” we do the things that we do can be a powerful tool in starting your healing journey. Once having this level of insight, therapy aims to not only heal you in the present but heal the deeper underlying issues that have caused things to get to this point.
(423) 482-8324 View (423) 482-8324

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Number of Therapists in 37620

30+

Average cost per session

$100

Therapists in 37620 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
82% Depression
76% Trauma and PTSD
74% Relationship Issues
66% Coping Skills
63% Self Esteem
53% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Cigna and Evernorth
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Aetna

How Therapists in 37620 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
31% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 37620?

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.