Photo of Lakendria Smith, LPC, MS, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lakendria Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Batesville, MS 38606  (Online Only)
Seeing Beyond, Healing Within." As your therapist, I will begin by meeting you where you are emotionally, mentally, physically, and in most cases spiritually. Each session will began with your knowledge of self which includes thoughts, feelings, and actions, encourage understanding of triggers ( underlying issues or self awareness), goals that are obtainable for lasting effects, and continuation of self improvement with methods illustrated in sessions. It is very important to understand that each client recognize the importance of self worth and understanding that the mind is a powerful tool that needs care, then healing can began.
Seeing Beyond, Healing Within." As your therapist, I will begin by meeting you where you are emotionally, mentally, physically, and in most cases spiritually. Each session will began with your knowledge of self which includes thoughts, feelings, and actions, encourage understanding of triggers ( underlying issues or self awareness), goals that are obtainable for lasting effects, and continuation of self improvement with methods illustrated in sessions. It is very important to understand that each client recognize the importance of self worth and understanding that the mind is a powerful tool that needs care, then healing can began.
(662) 505-4805 View (662) 505-4805
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Adreanne Pugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Batesville, MS 38606
You don’t have to suffer in silence. “True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.”-Daniel Goleman. Does life feel too overwhelming? Are you contemplating on giving up? Are you struggling to find the motivation that you need to keep going? I am here to help you navigate through any life challenges that you are facing. You are not alone.
You don’t have to suffer in silence. “True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.”-Daniel Goleman. Does life feel too overwhelming? Are you contemplating on giving up? Are you struggling to find the motivation that you need to keep going? I am here to help you navigate through any life challenges that you are facing. You are not alone.
(662) 262-5600 View (662) 262-5600
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Anna Windham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT, EMDRCIT
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
I enjoy working with a variety of clients from age 14 up. I have worked in the mental health field for nearly 20 years and have been in private practice since 2010. In my practice I strive to collaborate with clients to help each person gain perspective and skills in dealing with everyday life stressors or major life transitions as well as heal from past traumas. I am certified in LENS Neurofeedback, EMDR & Hypnotherapy. I find an integrated approach utilizing traditional Talk therapy (CBT) with Mindfulness(Hypnotherapy) & Neurofeedback(LENS) & Processing (EMDR) most effective to promote healthy healing and coping skills.
I enjoy working with a variety of clients from age 14 up. I have worked in the mental health field for nearly 20 years and have been in private practice since 2010. In my practice I strive to collaborate with clients to help each person gain perspective and skills in dealing with everyday life stressors or major life transitions as well as heal from past traumas. I am certified in LENS Neurofeedback, EMDR & Hypnotherapy. I find an integrated approach utilizing traditional Talk therapy (CBT) with Mindfulness(Hypnotherapy) & Neurofeedback(LENS) & Processing (EMDR) most effective to promote healthy healing and coping skills.
(662) 733-4487 View (662) 733-4487
Photo of Terri J Wright, MS, NCC, LPC, Counselor
Terri J Wright
Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
Life is about Relationships: Couples, Marriage, Families, Friends, Co-Workers. However, broken promises, lost love, abandonment, endless conflict, lack of trust, addictions, loss of intimacy, anger and avoidance all create fear, pain, rejection and loneliness. You feel disconnected and are in search of acceptance, belonging, comfort and safety. It is scary to take that first step to seek help. From the moment you enter my office, you will have no doubt that your decision to seek help was the right one. The goal will be to create an atmosphere that makes you feel safe and comfortable enough to face what is troubling you.
Life is about Relationships: Couples, Marriage, Families, Friends, Co-Workers. However, broken promises, lost love, abandonment, endless conflict, lack of trust, addictions, loss of intimacy, anger and avoidance all create fear, pain, rejection and loneliness. You feel disconnected and are in search of acceptance, belonging, comfort and safety. It is scary to take that first step to seek help. From the moment you enter my office, you will have no doubt that your decision to seek help was the right one. The goal will be to create an atmosphere that makes you feel safe and comfortable enough to face what is troubling you.
(662) 586-1934 View (662) 586-1934
Photo of Gillian Love, LPC, CDWF, Licensed Professional Counselor
Gillian Love
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CDWF
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
I am currently working with all ages of clients and enjoy every developmental stage of life, however I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults. I have a good deal of clinical experience in treating clients with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and anger issues. I've worked with many children whose parents are going through divorce or separation and the many issues which stem from such a family disruption. Another client population that I frequently see is gay and lesbian individuals of all ages.
I am currently working with all ages of clients and enjoy every developmental stage of life, however I specialize in working with adolescents and young adults. I have a good deal of clinical experience in treating clients with symptoms of anxiety, depression, and anger issues. I've worked with many children whose parents are going through divorce or separation and the many issues which stem from such a family disruption. Another client population that I frequently see is gay and lesbian individuals of all ages.
(662) 729-1974 View (662) 729-1974
Photo of Elizabeth Ann Moore, PhD, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elizabeth Ann Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
My practice employs a strength based approach recognizing most people hold the answer to finding balance, strength, and peace in their lives. The goal is to assist individuals, couples and families build on their strengths and progress successfully through their challenges and struggles. I have over 30 years of clinical experience with specialties in relationships, substance use disorder,anxiety,depression, trauma ADHD and other issues encountered by many individuals, couples and families. Please visit my website www.moorecouselingllc.com
My practice employs a strength based approach recognizing most people hold the answer to finding balance, strength, and peace in their lives. The goal is to assist individuals, couples and families build on their strengths and progress successfully through their challenges and struggles. I have over 30 years of clinical experience with specialties in relationships, substance use disorder,anxiety,depression, trauma ADHD and other issues encountered by many individuals, couples and families. Please visit my website www.moorecouselingllc.com
(662) 935-4532 View (662) 935-4532
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John Young
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
Delta Autumn Consulting in Oxford, Mississippi provides evidence-based services for psychological difficulties. This profile is for Dr. John Young, who specializes in the treatment of children and families. This includes assessment and treatment for anxiety, depression, disruptive or oppositional behavior, and other difficulties commonly encountered by youth. Dr. Young also provides evidence-based assessments for a variety of conditions across all age groups, including ADHD, general diagnostic testing, learning disabilities, and specialized medical referrals (e.g., pain management or pre-surgical evaluations).
Delta Autumn Consulting in Oxford, Mississippi provides evidence-based services for psychological difficulties. This profile is for Dr. John Young, who specializes in the treatment of children and families. This includes assessment and treatment for anxiety, depression, disruptive or oppositional behavior, and other difficulties commonly encountered by youth. Dr. Young also provides evidence-based assessments for a variety of conditions across all age groups, including ADHD, general diagnostic testing, learning disabilities, and specialized medical referrals (e.g., pain management or pre-surgical evaluations).
(662) 259-0868 View (662) 259-0868
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Rebecca Avery, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
I have been in private practice as a licensed clinical social work. since 1989. I have a master's degree from Tulane University where I served on the advisory board for the School of Social Work. I was a consultant at the Master's and Johnson Sexual Trauma Unit in New Orleans, trained in critical incident debriefing, and served as a divorce and custody mediator for the courts in Louisiana. I enjoy working with adults both individually and as couples. I enjoy helping people find patterns that no longer work for them and teaching new strategies for coping and growing.
I have been in private practice as a licensed clinical social work. since 1989. I have a master's degree from Tulane University where I served on the advisory board for the School of Social Work. I was a consultant at the Master's and Johnson Sexual Trauma Unit in New Orleans, trained in critical incident debriefing, and served as a divorce and custody mediator for the courts in Louisiana. I enjoy working with adults both individually and as couples. I enjoy helping people find patterns that no longer work for them and teaching new strategies for coping and growing.
(662) 612-4411 View (662) 612-4411
Photo of Lara Hayes, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Lara Hayes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
Accepting New Patients. Sometimes it is difficult to reach out for help. We want to be strong and do not want to feel judged. As a licensed counselor, I will work with you to improve yourself, and your relationships, in order to achieve your highest potential. When you achieve better self-awareness and increased self-esteem, you can achieve good mental health. Good mental health means you can be happier. If you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or depressed, together we will develop coping skills to put more joy in your life.
Accepting New Patients. Sometimes it is difficult to reach out for help. We want to be strong and do not want to feel judged. As a licensed counselor, I will work with you to improve yourself, and your relationships, in order to achieve your highest potential. When you achieve better self-awareness and increased self-esteem, you can achieve good mental health. Good mental health means you can be happier. If you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or depressed, together we will develop coping skills to put more joy in your life.
(662) 354-3981 View (662) 354-3981
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Joyce Stewart Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
As a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), I enjoy working with individuals. My goal is to provide you with some guidance, to teach skills, and provide new ways of looking at situations to better deal with life's challenges.
As a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), I enjoy working with individuals. My goal is to provide you with some guidance, to teach skills, and provide new ways of looking at situations to better deal with life's challenges.
(662) 205-5118 View (662) 205-5118
Photo of Randy Weeks, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Randy Weeks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
Healthy living and wholeness bring meaning to life. My goal is to help my clients define and reach their goals for a life worth living. What do you want? How do you want to change? How do you want to be? Those are some of the questions we can explore together.
Healthy living and wholeness bring meaning to life. My goal is to help my clients define and reach their goals for a life worth living. What do you want? How do you want to change? How do you want to be? Those are some of the questions we can explore together.
(662) 591-1196 View (662) 591-1196
Photo of Talbot Adams, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Talbot Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Batesville, MS 38606
Each of us is doing the best we can given our experiences and resources. Whether you are experiencing a crisis or simply looking to improve self-reflective skills, the goal of my practice is to provide clients with tools that become resources to enable them to better cope, make positive changes, and accept change.
Each of us is doing the best we can given our experiences and resources. Whether you are experiencing a crisis or simply looking to improve self-reflective skills, the goal of my practice is to provide clients with tools that become resources to enable them to better cope, make positive changes, and accept change.
(662) 638-0913 View (662) 638-0913
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Carrie Ann Carr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC-S, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Batesville, MS 38606
Waitlist for new clients
My mission is to provide clients with clear guidance, compassionate encouragement, and sound accountability so that they may organically evolve into their ideal self. I utilize a variety of efficacious treatment approaches in constructing a tailored journey towards balance, health, and success. I possess a high-energy, yet compassionate, therapeutic approach to promote each person's desired level of success. I especially enjoy working with other mental health and health care professionals to enable them to perform their jobs more effectively.
My mission is to provide clients with clear guidance, compassionate encouragement, and sound accountability so that they may organically evolve into their ideal self. I utilize a variety of efficacious treatment approaches in constructing a tailored journey towards balance, health, and success. I possess a high-energy, yet compassionate, therapeutic approach to promote each person's desired level of success. I especially enjoy working with other mental health and health care professionals to enable them to perform their jobs more effectively.
(662) 506-3399 View (662) 506-3399
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Katie Swinford Morrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
Not accepting new clients
Currently on maternity leave! Return TBA. I am an accepting, collaborative, and caring professional counselor who embodies individuality and uniqueness in psychotherapy toward each individual client. My purpose of counseling is to furnish you with the opportunity of exploration of a variety of concerning factors in your life, and then begin to make a variety of changes in order to ultimately improve the life that you lead. In short, counseling with me will focus on YOU and on facets of YOUR experience that are concerning to YOU.
Currently on maternity leave! Return TBA. I am an accepting, collaborative, and caring professional counselor who embodies individuality and uniqueness in psychotherapy toward each individual client. My purpose of counseling is to furnish you with the opportunity of exploration of a variety of concerning factors in your life, and then begin to make a variety of changes in order to ultimately improve the life that you lead. In short, counseling with me will focus on YOU and on facets of YOUR experience that are concerning to YOU.
(662) 593-4178 View (662) 593-4178
Photo of Carisha Clinton Williams, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Carisha Clinton Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Batesville, MS 38606
"Wholeness, Wellness, Coming Your Way" As a therapist, I've worked with children ages 3-17, and adults ages 18-85. I begin by meeting each individual person where they are mentally, emotionally, and developmentally. I have treated and have great success with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, ODD, Autism, Grief, and substance abuse. I also provide marriage and couples counseling. I earned my Master of Science Degree with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to completing my Master’s Degree she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Mississippi University for Women.
"Wholeness, Wellness, Coming Your Way" As a therapist, I've worked with children ages 3-17, and adults ages 18-85. I begin by meeting each individual person where they are mentally, emotionally, and developmentally. I have treated and have great success with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, ODD, Autism, Grief, and substance abuse. I also provide marriage and couples counseling. I earned my Master of Science Degree with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to completing my Master’s Degree she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Mississippi University for Women.
(662) 291-7738 View (662) 291-7738
Photo of Carmen Hillhouse, MEd, PLPC, NCC, Counselor
Carmen Hillhouse
Counselor, MEd, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Batesville, MS 38606
Hello all! I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their emotions, overcome challenges, and build fulfilling lives. My approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and evidence-based techniques. I believe therapy provides us with the opportunity to introspect through a lens of curiosity and acceptance, as opposed to shame or judgment. Together, let’s embark on a journey of healing, self-discovery, and empowerment. Learn to be proud of proud of who you are, not who you think you should be. Kick off your shoes, get comfortable, and find your voice!
Hello all! I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their emotions, overcome challenges, and build fulfilling lives. My approach is rooted in empathy, active listening, and evidence-based techniques. I believe therapy provides us with the opportunity to introspect through a lens of curiosity and acceptance, as opposed to shame or judgment. Together, let’s embark on a journey of healing, self-discovery, and empowerment. Learn to be proud of proud of who you are, not who you think you should be. Kick off your shoes, get comfortable, and find your voice!
(662) 673-5229 View (662) 673-5229
Photo of Susannah Furr, MEd, LCMHC, LPCS, Licensed Professional Counselor
Susannah Furr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPCS
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years' experience, offering you a safe, accepting environment as I listen, interact, and help guide you in resolving issues of anxiety, depression, low self esteem, abuse and trauma, relationship conflicts, feeling stuck in repetitive patterns, etc. You may also be suffering a major life transition such as divorce, loss of a loved one, change in career or home, and life feels upside down and sideways. I am here to help you process your struggles, learn and integrate life's lessons, and move forward into your best life.
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 30 years' experience, offering you a safe, accepting environment as I listen, interact, and help guide you in resolving issues of anxiety, depression, low self esteem, abuse and trauma, relationship conflicts, feeling stuck in repetitive patterns, etc. You may also be suffering a major life transition such as divorce, loss of a loved one, change in career or home, and life feels upside down and sideways. I am here to help you process your struggles, learn and integrate life's lessons, and move forward into your best life.
(662) 471-4222 View (662) 471-4222
Photo of Ashley Dickey, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, Licensed Professional Counselor
Ashley Dickey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients find their own voice by providing a safe environment for them to be seen and heard. I am able to best serve clients who are going through a transitional stage of life. I have diverse experiences in working with college students, varies traumas, relationship distress, addiction, autistic/ADHD adults, and special needs parents. I have completed two out of the five trainings to become a certified trauma therapist under Judy Crane.
My goal as a therapist is to help my clients find their own voice by providing a safe environment for them to be seen and heard. I am able to best serve clients who are going through a transitional stage of life. I have diverse experiences in working with college students, varies traumas, relationship distress, addiction, autistic/ADHD adults, and special needs parents. I have completed two out of the five trainings to become a certified trauma therapist under Judy Crane.
(662) 667-8994 View (662) 667-8994
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Todd (T.j.) Hendrix
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
I believe therapy is a place of non-judgment that allows you to express your thoughts, emotions, and the secrets we only tell ourselves. I believe that each person is an individual and their world is unique. I approach therapy with my clients by helping to explore the world as they see it and act as a guide to help them become more self-empowered. My goal with every client is to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
I believe therapy is a place of non-judgment that allows you to express your thoughts, emotions, and the secrets we only tell ourselves. I believe that each person is an individual and their world is unique. I approach therapy with my clients by helping to explore the world as they see it and act as a guide to help them become more self-empowered. My goal with every client is to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
(662) 503-3245 View (662) 503-3245
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Adole Muruako
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MEd, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Batesville, MS 38606
Are you someone experiencing unresolved trauma and chronic stress? Does this show up in physical ways for you, like tiredness, physical pain, etc.? So many of us long for resolution, aiming to heal physically and navigate the world with emotional well-being. If so, I'd like to provide a safe space for you to explore what you're experiencing and offer support in your healing journey. Our ultimate goal together will be for you to find transformation, identify root causes, and develop resilience and healthy coping mechanisms to restore balance, reclaim agency, and live authentically, free from the constraints of your past.
Are you someone experiencing unresolved trauma and chronic stress? Does this show up in physical ways for you, like tiredness, physical pain, etc.? So many of us long for resolution, aiming to heal physically and navigate the world with emotional well-being. If so, I'd like to provide a safe space for you to explore what you're experiencing and offer support in your healing journey. Our ultimate goal together will be for you to find transformation, identify root causes, and develop resilience and healthy coping mechanisms to restore balance, reclaim agency, and live authentically, free from the constraints of your past.
(662) 503-8716 View (662) 503-8716

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 38606

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 38606 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
92% Anxiety
84% Grief
76% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
42% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
33% Aetna

How Therapists in 38606 see their clients

96% In Person and Online
4% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 38606?

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.