Therapists in Alexander City, AL

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Megan Boatner
Counselor, MS, ALC
Verified Verified
Alexander City, AL 35010
I am passionate about empowering individuals through personalized and client-centered approaches. Throughout my career, I've worked with diverse individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma recovery. My counseling philosophy is rooted in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where clients feel supported on their journey toward growth and self-discovery. My goal is to meet you where you are and provide the support needed to navigate life's challenges. Let's work together to foster resilience, empower positive change, and embark on a journey of self-discovery.
I am passionate about empowering individuals through personalized and client-centered approaches. Throughout my career, I've worked with diverse individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma recovery. My counseling philosophy is rooted in creating a safe and non-judgmental space where clients feel supported on their journey toward growth and self-discovery. My goal is to meet you where you are and provide the support needed to navigate life's challenges. Let's work together to foster resilience, empower positive change, and embark on a journey of self-discovery.
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Karla Rae Ver Meer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Alexander City, AL 35010
Now licensed in Alabama, Colorado and Texas! After 13 years of private practice in Colorado, my Alabama office is open! Education & learning new skills are significant components of my approach. I'm relational & easy to talk to about even the most difficult issues of life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, spiritual & relational issues, & severe mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder. I am certified in EMDR. Pysch & personality assessments are available to identify strengths & areas for growth. I enjoy working with teens & adults, male or female. I love to renew hope when it seems lost.
Now licensed in Alabama, Colorado and Texas! After 13 years of private practice in Colorado, my Alabama office is open! Education & learning new skills are significant components of my approach. I'm relational & easy to talk to about even the most difficult issues of life. I specialize in trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, spiritual & relational issues, & severe mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder. I am certified in EMDR. Pysch & personality assessments are available to identify strengths & areas for growth. I enjoy working with teens & adults, male or female. I love to renew hope when it seems lost.
(719) 660-8099 View (719) 660-8099
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Christi S. Jones
Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Alexander City, AL 35010
Life can be challenging at times. Difficulties come from many different sources such as loneliness, loss, relationship issues, parenting struggles, financial stress, and career concerns. Being overwhelmed can lead to feeling it is impossible to make changes in your life. During times when life is stressful it can be comforting to know that counseling can help. My practice serves clients either in person or via telehealth. With the support of counseling sessions, you can make changes that improve your quality of life. If you have interest in setting up an initial appointment please email or call. The first appointment is free.
Life can be challenging at times. Difficulties come from many different sources such as loneliness, loss, relationship issues, parenting struggles, financial stress, and career concerns. Being overwhelmed can lead to feeling it is impossible to make changes in your life. During times when life is stressful it can be comforting to know that counseling can help. My practice serves clients either in person or via telehealth. With the support of counseling sessions, you can make changes that improve your quality of life. If you have interest in setting up an initial appointment please email or call. The first appointment is free.
(938) 201-4892 View (938) 201-4892
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Journey for Destiny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Alexander City, AL 35010  (Online Only)
Are you currently struggling with depression, low-esteem, grief, anxiety, depression or just feeling loss or overwhelmed with life? The counseling services that I provide will be tailored to the needs of each individual or couples. It is my goal to ensure that each client is seen and heard with no judgment in a safe space. If you have a concern, want, or hurt, it matters, and I am committed to walking with you on your journey to a destiny of wholeness as it feels right for you.
Are you currently struggling with depression, low-esteem, grief, anxiety, depression or just feeling loss or overwhelmed with life? The counseling services that I provide will be tailored to the needs of each individual or couples. It is my goal to ensure that each client is seen and heard with no judgment in a safe space. If you have a concern, want, or hurt, it matters, and I am committed to walking with you on your journey to a destiny of wholeness as it feels right for you.
(334) 966-2480 View (334) 966-2480
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Holly Borden
Counselor, MA, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
Alexander City, AL 35010
I consider it a great honor to walk with you in your journey. I approach therapy and counseling through a trauma-informed, attachment based lens. Prior to pursuing a career in counseling, I spent 25 years in the field of physical therapy working with those suffering from physical pain. This previous experience in working with those suffering physically has given me insight into how our emotional and physical well-being are two sides of the same coin. Because of this experience, I strive to approach counseling from a holistic perspective paying close attention to the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of each person.
I consider it a great honor to walk with you in your journey. I approach therapy and counseling through a trauma-informed, attachment based lens. Prior to pursuing a career in counseling, I spent 25 years in the field of physical therapy working with those suffering from physical pain. This previous experience in working with those suffering physically has given me insight into how our emotional and physical well-being are two sides of the same coin. Because of this experience, I strive to approach counseling from a holistic perspective paying close attention to the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of each person.
(334) 292-8117 View (334) 292-8117
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Terri Tucker Robinette
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexander City, AL 35010
Counseling has been defined as "helping others to help themselves". Our journey in life often takes unexpected and unwanted twists and turns. Sometimes a little help is all that's needed to navigate the obstacles and regain our path. It would be my honor to help you to live the life you desire. Help comes through an offer of a warm, inviting environment with a compassionate, nonjudgmental listener. My role is not to tell you what to do or what to think but to help and to guide. I would love the opportunity to talk with you to assist you on your personal journey.
Counseling has been defined as "helping others to help themselves". Our journey in life often takes unexpected and unwanted twists and turns. Sometimes a little help is all that's needed to navigate the obstacles and regain our path. It would be my honor to help you to live the life you desire. Help comes through an offer of a warm, inviting environment with a compassionate, nonjudgmental listener. My role is not to tell you what to do or what to think but to help and to guide. I would love the opportunity to talk with you to assist you on your personal journey.
(256) 626-8095 View (256) 626-8095
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Ashlynn Vickers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Alexander City, AL 35010
Not accepting new clients
The idea of counseling may seem threatening, but my purpose is to make counseling safe & worthwhile as I am invited into each client's life. I specialize in children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment disorders, high functioning autism, and behavioral problems. I like to offer understanding & knowledge to clients' psychological needs while additionally teaching life-long skills to strengthen mental health with a goal of alleviation or eradication of symptoms.
The idea of counseling may seem threatening, but my purpose is to make counseling safe & worthwhile as I am invited into each client's life. I specialize in children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment disorders, high functioning autism, and behavioral problems. I like to offer understanding & knowledge to clients' psychological needs while additionally teaching life-long skills to strengthen mental health with a goal of alleviation or eradication of symptoms.
(938) 766-1033 View (938) 766-1033
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Caroline Aaron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Alexander City, AL 35010
Waitlist for new clients
Having a good therapist can be an essential aid in negotiating life’s challenges. A compassionate therapist who listens without judgment is a valuable resource in not only getting you through trying times but also aiding you in developing strength and resiliency for future challenges. My goal as a therapist is to help you reach your goals. Whether it is a more peaceful life, a life with healthier relationships, or life with less stress and anxiety I will help you with achieving it. A good therapist helps you get stronger and provides you with skills to tackle life’s challenges. I work with adults, adolescents, and children.
Having a good therapist can be an essential aid in negotiating life’s challenges. A compassionate therapist who listens without judgment is a valuable resource in not only getting you through trying times but also aiding you in developing strength and resiliency for future challenges. My goal as a therapist is to help you reach your goals. Whether it is a more peaceful life, a life with healthier relationships, or life with less stress and anxiety I will help you with achieving it. A good therapist helps you get stronger and provides you with skills to tackle life’s challenges. I work with adults, adolescents, and children.
(256) 769-1043 View (256) 769-1043
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Tom Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Alexander City, AL 35011  (Online Only)
Prior to creating Addiction Specialists LLC, I was the Director of a men’s treatment facility, provided addictions and trauma counseling services for adults and families in a private practice setting, the Program Director for an outpatient facility, and a Mental Health and Addiction Specialists at Auburn University Athletics Sports Medicine. I bring over 25 years of experience in the field of addiction treatment
Prior to creating Addiction Specialists LLC, I was the Director of a men’s treatment facility, provided addictions and trauma counseling services for adults and families in a private practice setting, the Program Director for an outpatient facility, and a Mental Health and Addiction Specialists at Auburn University Athletics Sports Medicine. I bring over 25 years of experience in the field of addiction treatment
(205) 289-5087 View (205) 289-5087

Online Therapists

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Whitney Jefferson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35209  (Online Only)
Hello! Are you new mom and overwhelmed? Are you a college student or new graduate anxious about the future? Do you simply just need someone to be a helpful sound board as you sort through your feelings about life and relationships? Let’s talk! I am a dedicated therapist committed to supporting adults navigate the complexities of relationships.
Hello! Are you new mom and overwhelmed? Are you a college student or new graduate anxious about the future? Do you simply just need someone to be a helpful sound board as you sort through your feelings about life and relationships? Let’s talk! I am a dedicated therapist committed to supporting adults navigate the complexities of relationships.
(659) 222-5776 View (659) 222-5776
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Claire Carriere Hebert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Auburn, AL 36830  (Online Only)
You deserve a space to process that feels safe, warm, and encouraging - and that is exactly what is most important to me to provide. I believe that while I am the counselor in the room, it is you who is the expert on your own lived experiences and values. Many of our relationships and experiences from the past inform our present day worldview; I want to help you make connections between those experiences and the present, and use the strengths you already posses to move towards the future and relationships you are dreaming of!
You deserve a space to process that feels safe, warm, and encouraging - and that is exactly what is most important to me to provide. I believe that while I am the counselor in the room, it is you who is the expert on your own lived experiences and values. Many of our relationships and experiences from the past inform our present day worldview; I want to help you make connections between those experiences and the present, and use the strengths you already posses to move towards the future and relationships you are dreaming of!
(337) 305-7130 View (337) 305-7130
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Lee Hotze
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35223  (Online Only)
Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 9 years of experience in the mental health profession. She is passionate about helping those seeking to enter counseling to create change with the goal of positive outcomes. Lee specializes in treating adults and seniors who are seeking help with concerns or conditions related to anxiety, behavioral issues, career-related issues, poor coping skills, family conflict, stress, parenting, relationship issues, academic issues, low self-esteem, and more. Lee completed her Master's in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University.
Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 9 years of experience in the mental health profession. She is passionate about helping those seeking to enter counseling to create change with the goal of positive outcomes. Lee specializes in treating adults and seniors who are seeking help with concerns or conditions related to anxiety, behavioral issues, career-related issues, poor coping skills, family conflict, stress, parenting, relationship issues, academic issues, low self-esteem, and more. Lee completed her Master's in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University.
(205) 293-3201 View (205) 293-3201
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Washaundra A. McNeil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S, PIP, CTAPSB
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Northport, AL 35473
**EVENING, WEEKEND, AND TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE** Have you found yourself surrounded by others, yet feeling as if you are facing some of life's challenges all alone? Would you like to have someone to help you navigate these obstacles without having to worry about being judged, shamed, or patronized? Whether you are facing a new challenge or feeling stuck on a recurring issue, I would love to assist you on your journey towards becoming your best self.
**EVENING, WEEKEND, AND TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE** Have you found yourself surrounded by others, yet feeling as if you are facing some of life's challenges all alone? Would you like to have someone to help you navigate these obstacles without having to worry about being judged, shamed, or patronized? Whether you are facing a new challenge or feeling stuck on a recurring issue, I would love to assist you on your journey towards becoming your best self.
(205) 409-7591 View (205) 409-7591
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Walter Bowers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Montgomery, AL 36116
My name is Walter Bowers, and I am a licensed professional counselor or LPC for short. I have been licensed for more than 20 years and have more than 25 years of counseling experience. I have helped many clients make positive choices regarding problems that they have presented in counseling sessions with me. The approach that I use is rational choice and is based on Dr. Robert Glasser's Choice Theory.
My name is Walter Bowers, and I am a licensed professional counselor or LPC for short. I have been licensed for more than 20 years and have more than 25 years of counseling experience. I have helped many clients make positive choices regarding problems that they have presented in counseling sessions with me. The approach that I use is rational choice and is based on Dr. Robert Glasser's Choice Theory.
(334) 249-1494 View (334) 249-1494
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Kimberly Tubbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Kimberly Tubbs is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of counseling experience. Kim graduated from the University of Alabama in 2010 with a focus on marriage and family therapy and counselor education. Kimberly has worked in substance abuse settings, which provides her the opportunity to assist clients with a range of issues. Kimberly also has a background in juvenile justice, domestic violence, family therapy, anger management, and mood disorders. Kimberly prefers to approach therapy with the idea that the client is an expert in their own life and has the ultimate capacity for change.
Kimberly Tubbs is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years of counseling experience. Kim graduated from the University of Alabama in 2010 with a focus on marriage and family therapy and counselor education. Kimberly has worked in substance abuse settings, which provides her the opportunity to assist clients with a range of issues. Kimberly also has a background in juvenile justice, domestic violence, family therapy, anger management, and mood disorders. Kimberly prefers to approach therapy with the idea that the client is an expert in their own life and has the ultimate capacity for change.
(205) 927-4703 View (205) 927-4703
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Regina Turner, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, LPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hoover, AL 35244
There is hope for all! After being a teacher in public schools for 14 years and a director of a faith-based non-profit that helped troubled teens and parents, for 2 years, I decided to go back to school to become a licensed therapist. I enjoy "walking" beside of people who are hurting and struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, relationships and/or depression. I work with adults, young adults, teens, and couples. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother trying to love others right where they are.
There is hope for all! After being a teacher in public schools for 14 years and a director of a faith-based non-profit that helped troubled teens and parents, for 2 years, I decided to go back to school to become a licensed therapist. I enjoy "walking" beside of people who are hurting and struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, relationships and/or depression. I work with adults, young adults, teens, and couples. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother trying to love others right where they are.
(205) 509-2562 View (205) 509-2562
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Cecelia A Watts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Vestavia Hills, AL 35242
I see adults, adolescents, pre-teens, couples and families who come to counseling with a variety of issues they want to explore. Some of these areas of concern include depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, relationships, and grief. Some clients may want to reduce or eliminate negative effects of the issues they face. Others may want to change unhealthy habits or create healthier ones. And other clients may want to recover from trauma or abuse and find more positive ways of coping.
I see adults, adolescents, pre-teens, couples and families who come to counseling with a variety of issues they want to explore. Some of these areas of concern include depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse, relationships, and grief. Some clients may want to reduce or eliminate negative effects of the issues they face. Others may want to change unhealthy habits or create healthier ones. And other clients may want to recover from trauma or abuse and find more positive ways of coping.
(205) 883-9517 View (205) 883-9517
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Halladay Counseling
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Gadsden, AL 35901
Halladay Counseling is committed to providing professional counseling services to individuals and their families in the Gadsden area and surrounding communities. At Halladay Counseling, we want you to come as you are, feel cared for, and know that you belong here. Our staff is equipped to serve individuals in all stages of life.
Halladay Counseling is committed to providing professional counseling services to individuals and their families in the Gadsden area and surrounding communities. At Halladay Counseling, we want you to come as you are, feel cared for, and know that you belong here. Our staff is equipped to serve individuals in all stages of life.
(256) 598-8873 View (256) 598-8873
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Kim Olson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
I work with people who are seeking relief from unhelpful thoughts, behaviors, or feelings that are disrupting their life and can lead to over-functioning on a daily basis to compensate. This over-compensating can leave you feeling anxious, empty, hopeless, and disconnected from yourself and others. If you would like to reclaim your energy and sense of control within, I can help.
I work with people who are seeking relief from unhelpful thoughts, behaviors, or feelings that are disrupting their life and can lead to over-functioning on a daily basis to compensate. This over-compensating can leave you feeling anxious, empty, hopeless, and disconnected from yourself and others. If you would like to reclaim your energy and sense of control within, I can help.
(205) 619-8975 View (205) 619-8975
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Dr. Caitlin Wolford Clevenger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Trussville, AL 35173
Are you overwhelmed, scattered, and/or forgetful? Have you received multiple diagnoses from providers but do not understand what they mean or wonder if they are correct? If you are seeking clarity about your symptoms and an individualized treatment plan, now might be the time to consider a psychological assessment. A psychological assessment involves 3+ hours of interview and testing plus 5+ hours of interpretation and feedback. Assessment can get to the root of an issue and narrow in on core issues and strengths, which can be used to improve your therapy and medication plans. Psychological assessment aims to give answers.
Are you overwhelmed, scattered, and/or forgetful? Have you received multiple diagnoses from providers but do not understand what they mean or wonder if they are correct? If you are seeking clarity about your symptoms and an individualized treatment plan, now might be the time to consider a psychological assessment. A psychological assessment involves 3+ hours of interview and testing plus 5+ hours of interpretation and feedback. Assessment can get to the root of an issue and narrow in on core issues and strengths, which can be used to improve your therapy and medication plans. Psychological assessment aims to give answers.
(205) 827-5190 View (205) 827-5190

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Number of Therapists in Alexander City, AL

< 10

Therapists in Alexander City, AL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
89% Family Conflict
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Anger Management
78% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Cigna and Evernorth
40% Aetna

How Therapists in Alexander City, AL 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 Alexander City?

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.