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Renewed Outlook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Germantown, TN 38138
Sometimes you just need a safe place to go to talk and a person that listens and understands your thoughts, emotions and experiences. Therapy with Renewed Outlook can help you find ways to sort through and enjoy life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years professional experience; however my experiences surpass "textbook" teachings. Life happens and when you find yourself unbalanced or confused, I can help you regulate your emotions, identify and resolve ineffective patterns, and learn effective coping skills to develop a renewed outlook- a new or different way of seeing things- to move forward.
Sometimes you just need a safe place to go to talk and a person that listens and understands your thoughts, emotions and experiences. Therapy with Renewed Outlook can help you find ways to sort through and enjoy life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years professional experience; however my experiences surpass "textbook" teachings. Life happens and when you find yourself unbalanced or confused, I can help you regulate your emotions, identify and resolve ineffective patterns, and learn effective coping skills to develop a renewed outlook- a new or different way of seeing things- to move forward.
(901) 244-5696 View (901) 244-5696
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Corey Latta
Pre-Licensed Professional, P-LPC, MA, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138
My ideal client has come to the painful awareness that something is off. Life has been derailed by a host of intruders like grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, family drama, relational conflict, heartbreak, abuse, and trauma. What once worked just to survive no longer works. They've come to the awareness that they must choose 1) the hard path of change, or 2) the even more difficult path of doing the same thing again and again while expecting different results. My clients are willing to bring the pain of their past into the work of the present so that they might live in hope of their future.
My ideal client has come to the painful awareness that something is off. Life has been derailed by a host of intruders like grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, family drama, relational conflict, heartbreak, abuse, and trauma. What once worked just to survive no longer works. They've come to the awareness that they must choose 1) the hard path of change, or 2) the even more difficult path of doing the same thing again and again while expecting different results. My clients are willing to bring the pain of their past into the work of the present so that they might live in hope of their future.
(901) 519-2458 View (901) 519-2458
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Sara Ross
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138
Hello and welcome! I believe everyone has the capacity for change and is able to benefit from the power of therapy. Whether its everyday stressors, more serious conditions, or anything in between, it feels good to have someone walking with you. If you are looking for someone to listen, ready to be challenged, and have the desire to take charge of your life, I would be honored to help.
Hello and welcome! I believe everyone has the capacity for change and is able to benefit from the power of therapy. Whether its everyday stressors, more serious conditions, or anything in between, it feels good to have someone walking with you. If you are looking for someone to listen, ready to be challenged, and have the desire to take charge of your life, I would be honored to help.
(901) 582-8827 View (901) 582-8827
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Mary Jo Harmon
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138  (Online Only)
My practice is Blackcentric, meaning it is a safe space for those from the African Diaspora. I work with high functioning black women with anxiety and depression. I also work with clients from a spectrum of cultures while utilizing a blackcentric orientation rooted in the family, that addresses race, gender, class and socio-political orientations. Do you long for a space where you can be fully yourself, and express your deepest truth? Have you struggled with anxiety and depression and read every self-help book and still can’t get relief? Do you have childhood T(t)rauma that is impacting your adult relationships? Text me to talk.
My practice is Blackcentric, meaning it is a safe space for those from the African Diaspora. I work with high functioning black women with anxiety and depression. I also work with clients from a spectrum of cultures while utilizing a blackcentric orientation rooted in the family, that addresses race, gender, class and socio-political orientations. Do you long for a space where you can be fully yourself, and express your deepest truth? Have you struggled with anxiety and depression and read every self-help book and still can’t get relief? Do you have childhood T(t)rauma that is impacting your adult relationships? Text me to talk.
(901) 329-3911 View (901) 329-3911
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Tom Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, TN 38138
Young people present unique challenges, but also unique opportunities. After almost 30 years experience working with this population, there aren't many situations I haven't encountered. There is always reason for hope. What your therapist expects influences the outcomes. As a behavioral optimist, I approach clients I work with believing that no one wants to be miserable. We all want to reach our potential, as children, adolescents, parents, families, members of a community. Every living, breathing person, whatever their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or place in life, is capable of change. That is a firm belief of mine.
Young people present unique challenges, but also unique opportunities. After almost 30 years experience working with this population, there aren't many situations I haven't encountered. There is always reason for hope. What your therapist expects influences the outcomes. As a behavioral optimist, I approach clients I work with believing that no one wants to be miserable. We all want to reach our potential, as children, adolescents, parents, families, members of a community. Every living, breathing person, whatever their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or place in life, is capable of change. That is a firm belief of mine.
(901) 273-7751 View (901) 273-7751
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Jennifer Phillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, TN 38138
Making the decision to seek therapy is one of the bravest steps you can take. It requires great courage to change, and keeping that in mind, I feel honored to assist you in taking that step. I have extensive experience working with both adolescents and adults on a wide range of issues, and I welcome diversity in my clients. I believe in providing a warm, supportive, judgement free environment for the therapy process, and I use a variety of therapeutic approaches based on your specific needs.
Making the decision to seek therapy is one of the bravest steps you can take. It requires great courage to change, and keeping that in mind, I feel honored to assist you in taking that step. I have extensive experience working with both adolescents and adults on a wide range of issues, and I welcome diversity in my clients. I believe in providing a warm, supportive, judgement free environment for the therapy process, and I use a variety of therapeutic approaches based on your specific needs.
(901) 612-2472 View (901) 612-2472
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Elizabeth Cox
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MFT-I
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138  (Online Only)
Living with chronic pain can take over your life. You may have tried everything: every medication, every gadget and supplement, had every kind of test, and you've been to every kind of medical professional, but you still haven't found the answers you need. Based on recent neuroscience breakthroughs, there is a clinically-proven therapy to help with chronic pain called Pain Reprocessing Therapy, which is a system of psychological techniques that retrains the brain to interpret and respond accurately to signals from the body, breaking the cycle of chronic pain.
Living with chronic pain can take over your life. You may have tried everything: every medication, every gadget and supplement, had every kind of test, and you've been to every kind of medical professional, but you still haven't found the answers you need. Based on recent neuroscience breakthroughs, there is a clinically-proven therapy to help with chronic pain called Pain Reprocessing Therapy, which is a system of psychological techniques that retrains the brain to interpret and respond accurately to signals from the body, breaking the cycle of chronic pain.
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Tiarra Faulkner
Counselor, LCPC, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Memphis, TN 38138  (Online Only)
Are you feeling depressed, hopeless, or not sure how to work through some past hurts and traumas you may have experienced? Are you dealing with anxiety in your relationships or not sure how to uncover your own identity? If so, I would love to help you. I have extensive experience in working with trauma, relationship trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and life transitions. Everyone has a story that has defined their life up until this moment. It is my commitment to help you feel empowered to be the author of your own story.
Are you feeling depressed, hopeless, or not sure how to work through some past hurts and traumas you may have experienced? Are you dealing with anxiety in your relationships or not sure how to uncover your own identity? If so, I would love to help you. I have extensive experience in working with trauma, relationship trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and life transitions. Everyone has a story that has defined their life up until this moment. It is my commitment to help you feel empowered to be the author of your own story.
(901) 660-9360 View (901) 660-9360
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Dora B Montague
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138
Are you feeling lonely, hopeless and empty? Do you have relationship problems or marriage difficulties? Do you feel that no one cares or understands you? You may have tried many different approaches but nothing have worked. I am here to assist you to find happiness in your life again.
Are you feeling lonely, hopeless and empty? Do you have relationship problems or marriage difficulties? Do you feel that no one cares or understands you? You may have tried many different approaches but nothing have worked. I am here to assist you to find happiness in your life again.
(901) 244-4369 View (901) 244-4369
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Liesl Danley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138
You keep trying to get it together but it just seems like it is never enough. You lost your keys again for what seems to be the millionth time and can never seem to put them in the same spot. You get lost in thought and lose track of time and now you are late for work or school again. It's hard to focus or sit still long enough to complete one task. You have a lot of great ideas but just can't seem to make them happen. Sometimes you have a burst of energy and can get a lot done at once but that never seems to last. You wonder if maybe you are just lazy or stupid. It's depressing to think that life might always be this way.
You keep trying to get it together but it just seems like it is never enough. You lost your keys again for what seems to be the millionth time and can never seem to put them in the same spot. You get lost in thought and lose track of time and now you are late for work or school again. It's hard to focus or sit still long enough to complete one task. You have a lot of great ideas but just can't seem to make them happen. Sometimes you have a burst of energy and can get a lot done at once but that never seems to last. You wonder if maybe you are just lazy or stupid. It's depressing to think that life might always be this way.
(901) 460-6175 View (901) 460-6175
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Madeline Martino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Germantown, TN 38138
Waitlist for new clients
Our thoughts and feelings affect every part of our lives. They can often be guided by our trauma, anxiety, depression, or life stressors. My goal as a therapist is to work with clients to process and learn ways to live more fully. I lean heavily on focusing on the client’s internal strengths to learn effective strategies. I am guided by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution focused techniques. My experience has given me the opportunity to work with all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and phase of life issues. It is my goal to provide the client with a safe space free of judgement.
Our thoughts and feelings affect every part of our lives. They can often be guided by our trauma, anxiety, depression, or life stressors. My goal as a therapist is to work with clients to process and learn ways to live more fully. I lean heavily on focusing on the client’s internal strengths to learn effective strategies. I am guided by cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution focused techniques. My experience has given me the opportunity to work with all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and phase of life issues. It is my goal to provide the client with a safe space free of judgement.
(901) 295-0194 View (901) 295-0194
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Germantown Behavioral Solutions
Licensed Professional Counselor, BA, LPC
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138  (Online Only)
Germantown Behavioral Solutions (GBS) is an outpatient practice of mental health providers and behavior analysts who serve children, adolescents, families and adults through a variety of personally tailored services and therapies.
Germantown Behavioral Solutions (GBS) is an outpatient practice of mental health providers and behavior analysts who serve children, adolescents, families and adults through a variety of personally tailored services and therapies.
(901) 329-3620 View (901) 329-3620
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Catherine Null
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138
Not accepting new clients
I strive to create a compassionate, non-judgmental environment in which together we can identify your goals and develop an individualized plan to meet them. In addition to helping clients develop ways to cope with current stressors and manage behavior, I believe that therapy is most effective when also addressing the underlying issues that led to the development of current symptoms.
I strive to create a compassionate, non-judgmental environment in which together we can identify your goals and develop an individualized plan to meet them. In addition to helping clients develop ways to cope with current stressors and manage behavior, I believe that therapy is most effective when also addressing the underlying issues that led to the development of current symptoms.
(901) 641-1861 View (901) 641-1861
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Savannah Burton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-, MHSP, S, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, TN 38138
Waitlist for new clients
Are you tired of repeating the same old patterns? Do you feel disconnected from your life? Are you wondering if what you're feeling is "normal?" My therapeutic mission is to provide clients with clear guidance, compassionate encouragement, and sound accountability in a safe and non-judgmental environment. My style is relational, direct, and genuine.
Are you tired of repeating the same old patterns? Do you feel disconnected from your life? Are you wondering if what you're feeling is "normal?" My therapeutic mission is to provide clients with clear guidance, compassionate encouragement, and sound accountability in a safe and non-judgmental environment. My style is relational, direct, and genuine.
(901) 910-1229 View (901) 910-1229
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Christina T. Burns
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, CEDS-S, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, TN 38138
Waitlist for new clients
Helping clients heal from eating disorder and trauma is my life’s work. It's an honor to have others trust you enough to talk about their lives, their fears, their pain. Part of my job is to provide emotional safety so that we can begin to work through the issues that bring you to therapy. I have training and experience treating a range of psychological issues with various approaches. Together, we will develop the treatment plan that is best for you.
Helping clients heal from eating disorder and trauma is my life’s work. It's an honor to have others trust you enough to talk about their lives, their fears, their pain. Part of my job is to provide emotional safety so that we can begin to work through the issues that bring you to therapy. I have training and experience treating a range of psychological issues with various approaches. Together, we will develop the treatment plan that is best for you.
(901) 612-2343 x901 View (901) 612-2343 x901
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Hollie Makenna Owens
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138
Not accepting new clients
I believe that life is lived in the gray. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor committed to supporting my clients to navigate their way through life's ups and downs. I am trauma-informed and eclectic in my approach using strategies pulled from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing, as well as person-centered techniques when working with clients. I'm passionate about helping clients through seasons of transition.
I believe that life is lived in the gray. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor committed to supporting my clients to navigate their way through life's ups and downs. I am trauma-informed and eclectic in my approach using strategies pulled from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing, as well as person-centered techniques when working with clients. I'm passionate about helping clients through seasons of transition.
(901) 668-6541 View (901) 668-6541
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Jamie Codispoti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, TN 38138  (Online Only)
I have been an LCSW for over 20 years and absolutely love the work that I do. I have spent my career working with young adults, adults + families as they navigate issues surrounding depression, anxiety, dynamics in their relationships, grief + loss and substance use. I am passionate about working with women as they navigate dating, marriage, motherhood, and parenting + co-parenting. My goal is to help my clients create a healthier path and to walk that path with confidence and calm. I believe strongly in the power of resilience and our ability to heal.
I have been an LCSW for over 20 years and absolutely love the work that I do. I have spent my career working with young adults, adults + families as they navigate issues surrounding depression, anxiety, dynamics in their relationships, grief + loss and substance use. I am passionate about working with women as they navigate dating, marriage, motherhood, and parenting + co-parenting. My goal is to help my clients create a healthier path and to walk that path with confidence and calm. I believe strongly in the power of resilience and our ability to heal.
(615) 205-7529 View (615) 205-7529
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Reisha Jack, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients!!! SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS ONLINE AT www.ReishaJackLPC.com "How did I get here? I'm the STRONG one who's always there for EVERYBODY ELSE. I SHOULD be able to handle this! Why can't I just....?" Have you found yourself stuck playing these thoughts over and over in your head? Have you lost your strength? Have you become ineffective at work, home, and in relationships? Are you struggling to manage the high stress demands of your job? Are you finding that you just don't care about most things anymore and that you don't know what to do next, but you know that you have to do something?
Now accepting new clients!!! SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS ONLINE AT www.ReishaJackLPC.com "How did I get here? I'm the STRONG one who's always there for EVERYBODY ELSE. I SHOULD be able to handle this! Why can't I just....?" Have you found yourself stuck playing these thoughts over and over in your head? Have you lost your strength? Have you become ineffective at work, home, and in relationships? Are you struggling to manage the high stress demands of your job? Are you finding that you just don't care about most things anymore and that you don't know what to do next, but you know that you have to do something?
(901) 450-5269 View (901) 450-5269
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Apple Seeds, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38138
Apple Seeds, Inc. enhances mental wellness and aims to improve the quality of life for individuals, moms, dads, and moms-to-be. We also offer therapeutic services designed to holistically support motherhood and those who are at risk of developing Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMAD), such as Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. We also provide Mental Wellness Support, General Coaching and Solution Focused Counseling to college students that focuses on the student’s present issues, their future goals, and positive coping tools.
Apple Seeds, Inc. enhances mental wellness and aims to improve the quality of life for individuals, moms, dads, and moms-to-be. We also offer therapeutic services designed to holistically support motherhood and those who are at risk of developing Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMAD), such as Postpartum Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. We also provide Mental Wellness Support, General Coaching and Solution Focused Counseling to college students that focuses on the student’s present issues, their future goals, and positive coping tools.
(901) 557-8339 View (901) 557-8339
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Kathryn Ogletree
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138  (Online Only)
Do you ever feel like you just can’t win? Life throws curveballs, generally at the most inconvenient times, that would be difficult for anyone to navigate. Maybe it leads to conflict with your loved ones. Maybe you don’t know how to cope so you resort to alcohol or drugs. Maybe you feel like you don’t have a voice or like your voice doesn’t matter. Maybe you struggle to get out of bed because you can’t find motivation to make it through the day. Maybe you can’t focus because you're too busy creating worst-case scenarios in your head or you're stuck in the past. Maybe you’re just trying to figure out who you are, and that’s okay.
Do you ever feel like you just can’t win? Life throws curveballs, generally at the most inconvenient times, that would be difficult for anyone to navigate. Maybe it leads to conflict with your loved ones. Maybe you don’t know how to cope so you resort to alcohol or drugs. Maybe you feel like you don’t have a voice or like your voice doesn’t matter. Maybe you struggle to get out of bed because you can’t find motivation to make it through the day. Maybe you can’t focus because you're too busy creating worst-case scenarios in your head or you're stuck in the past. Maybe you’re just trying to figure out who you are, and that’s okay.
(901) 206-2962 View (901) 206-2962
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Number of Therapists in 38138

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 38138 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
83% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Cigna and Evernorth
68% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% Aetna

How Therapists in 38138 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 38138?

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.