Therapists in De Kalb County, AL

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Photo of Cathy R Clifton, MA LPC, MAHS, Trauma, Licensed Professional Counselor
Cathy R Clifton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC, MAHS, Trauma
Verified Verified
Rainsville, AL 35986
Hello, my name is Cathy Clifton. I am a National Board Certified Counselor in the State of Alabama. I have spent the past five years of my career working in private practice. I received my Master's Degree in Counseling and a secondary Master's in Trauma and Crisis Response. I have had the opportunity to work with those who are impacted by trauma and PTSD. My heart is for my client. My purpose and passion is to walk alongside each client until they reach their goals and find their sense of wellbeing. Whether life is overwhelming or you are just needing to plant your feet and find direction, lets journey together.
Hello, my name is Cathy Clifton. I am a National Board Certified Counselor in the State of Alabama. I have spent the past five years of my career working in private practice. I received my Master's Degree in Counseling and a secondary Master's in Trauma and Crisis Response. I have had the opportunity to work with those who are impacted by trauma and PTSD. My heart is for my client. My purpose and passion is to walk alongside each client until they reach their goals and find their sense of wellbeing. Whether life is overwhelming or you are just needing to plant your feet and find direction, lets journey together.
(256) 242-6996 View (256) 242-6996
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Barry Camp
Counselor, ALC
Verified Verified
Fort Payne, AL 35967
I am an Associate Licensed Counselor under the direct supervision of Dr. Lynna Meadows, PhD, LPC-S, and I am licensed to practice in the State of Alabama. I provide services face-to-face and via telemedicine. I received my Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University in Criminal Justice with a minor in Corrections and a concentration in Forensic Science. I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP) from Liberty University.I have been providing counseling services since 2021. I have experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and couples.
I am an Associate Licensed Counselor under the direct supervision of Dr. Lynna Meadows, PhD, LPC-S, and I am licensed to practice in the State of Alabama. I provide services face-to-face and via telemedicine. I received my Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University in Criminal Justice with a minor in Corrections and a concentration in Forensic Science. I received my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP) from Liberty University.I have been providing counseling services since 2021. I have experience working with children, teenagers, adults, and couples.
(256) 699-5754 View (256) 699-5754
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Dr. Don G Brock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, DMin, LPC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Start feeling better today. Whether you are going through a major life transition or not handling stressful circumstances well, there is help for you. If you need assistance managing issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts or creative blocks, I will provide the encouragement and help with skills to get you through these periods.
Start feeling better today. Whether you are going through a major life transition or not handling stressful circumstances well, there is help for you. If you need assistance managing issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts or creative blocks, I will provide the encouragement and help with skills to get you through these periods.
(256) 290-0035 View (256) 290-0035
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Tristan Rice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Fort Payne, AL 35967  (Online Only)
Whether you are struggling with a loss of a loved one, feeling overwhelmed by depression or anxiety, facing challenges in your relationships, or experiencing unique issues that women encounter, I am dedicated to working collaboratively with you to develop personalized strategies for growth and healing. Together we will explore your strengths, identify areas for growth, and develop practical coping skills to enhance your overall well-being. I understand that aspects of life can be overwhelming and complex, and I am here to offer a compassionate and non-judgmental space for you to explore and heal.
Whether you are struggling with a loss of a loved one, feeling overwhelmed by depression or anxiety, facing challenges in your relationships, or experiencing unique issues that women encounter, I am dedicated to working collaboratively with you to develop personalized strategies for growth and healing. Together we will explore your strengths, identify areas for growth, and develop practical coping skills to enhance your overall well-being. I understand that aspects of life can be overwhelming and complex, and I am here to offer a compassionate and non-judgmental space for you to explore and heal.
(256) 257-8153 View (256) 257-8153
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Dr. Jack G Weaver
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, CMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Payne, AL 35967
It is my philosophy that counseling is an endeavor to help those who have suffered emotional injury to gain self-esteem and ability to function autonomously leading a rewarding and productive life. Counseling skills are to be administered with kindness, care, empathy and compassion, never harming the patient. Please see my full line of services and download helpful forms on our website www.SynergyConselingCenter.net
It is my philosophy that counseling is an endeavor to help those who have suffered emotional injury to gain self-esteem and ability to function autonomously leading a rewarding and productive life. Counseling skills are to be administered with kindness, care, empathy and compassion, never harming the patient. Please see my full line of services and download helpful forms on our website www.SynergyConselingCenter.net
(256) 697-0811 View (256) 697-0811
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Lynna M Meadows
Counselor, PhD, LPC, S
Verified Verified
Fort Payne, AL 35967
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Private Practice, Ft. Payne, Alabama. I hold a BS from the University of Alabama in Child Development, Masters in Counseling from Alabama State University, and a PhD in Counseling Philosophy, from International University. I see patients from 6 years old through the 80s, five days a week, from 9:00 until 5:00. Clients come for personal issues including stress, depression, grief, employment, self esteem, empowerment, grief, addiction, relationships and marriage counseling.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Private Practice, Ft. Payne, Alabama. I hold a BS from the University of Alabama in Child Development, Masters in Counseling from Alabama State University, and a PhD in Counseling Philosophy, from International University. I see patients from 6 years old through the 80s, five days a week, from 9:00 until 5:00. Clients come for personal issues including stress, depression, grief, employment, self esteem, empowerment, grief, addiction, relationships and marriage counseling.
(334) 610-3904 View (334) 610-3904
Photo of Rosemary Gowett, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Rosemary Gowett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Rose loves to help individuals and families connect in a meaningful way as they learn better coping strategies to manage relationship issues, overcoming dependencies and trauma, and working with their anxiety, depression and any issue causing them to feel their life has become unmanageable or overwhelming. Rose has been with HCA for 5 years and has been working in the mental health care field for 15 years, spending 7 years as a psych tech in a residential mental health facility while working on the Bachelors and Masters degrees at Barry University in Florida, later interning for a private family practice specializing in adoption.
Rose loves to help individuals and families connect in a meaningful way as they learn better coping strategies to manage relationship issues, overcoming dependencies and trauma, and working with their anxiety, depression and any issue causing them to feel their life has become unmanageable or overwhelming. Rose has been with HCA for 5 years and has been working in the mental health care field for 15 years, spending 7 years as a psych tech in a residential mental health facility while working on the Bachelors and Masters degrees at Barry University in Florida, later interning for a private family practice specializing in adoption.
(256) 884-3046 View (256) 884-3046
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Bethany McDowell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Payne, AL 35967
Life has a way of dragging people down and leaving them feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and unable to cope. I am here to help you through those difficult times. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) providing therapy to a variety of populations. I provide services for children and adolescents working through trauma, life adjustments, anxiety, and behavioral problems. Recognizing that children get their best start in life from a strong family unit, I work with individuals, couples, and families to repair trust, overcome past traumas and loss, and build healthy relationships.
Life has a way of dragging people down and leaving them feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and unable to cope. I am here to help you through those difficult times. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) providing therapy to a variety of populations. I provide services for children and adolescents working through trauma, life adjustments, anxiety, and behavioral problems. Recognizing that children get their best start in life from a strong family unit, I work with individuals, couples, and families to repair trust, overcome past traumas and loss, and build healthy relationships.
(256) 617-6374 View (256) 617-6374
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Jakob Hale
MS, ALC
Verified Verified
Fort Payne, AL 35967
I work with Children and Adolescents who are struggling with ADHD, depression, anxiety, and deteriorating relationships (family, friends, etc.). I also work with adults who are starting or are in the middle of a major transition in life, either personally or professionally.
I work with Children and Adolescents who are struggling with ADHD, depression, anxiety, and deteriorating relationships (family, friends, etc.). I also work with adults who are starting or are in the middle of a major transition in life, either personally or professionally.
(256) 715-3310 View (256) 715-3310
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Brad Southern Southern+Associates Llc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, Candida
Verified Verified
Fort Payne, AL 35967
I can't do this anymore. I am tired of battling the same negative thoughts over and over. I am on a cycle of depression that leads to unhealthy coping which make me feel more shame and then the depression hits again. My relationships with my family are suffering. I feel stuck and unsure of which way to turn. Who can I trust? Can I really change?
I can't do this anymore. I am tired of battling the same negative thoughts over and over. I am on a cycle of depression that leads to unhealthy coping which make me feel more shame and then the depression hits again. My relationships with my family are suffering. I feel stuck and unsure of which way to turn. Who can I trust? Can I really change?
(256) 223-9639 View (256) 223-9639
Photo of Jordan Cooper, MS, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jordan Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Fort Payne, AL 35968
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing therapeutic services to individual adults, children, families, and couples. I conduct services from our Scottsboro and Huntsville locations. I am available for in-office sessions, telephone or video call. I have clinical experience in identifying, addressing, and treating a multitude of mental health concerns and difficulties. I recognize the diversity and uniqueness to each person in order to utilize an integrated, holistic approach to therapy which I believe best fits the varying needs of each client.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor providing therapeutic services to individual adults, children, families, and couples. I conduct services from our Scottsboro and Huntsville locations. I am available for in-office sessions, telephone or video call. I have clinical experience in identifying, addressing, and treating a multitude of mental health concerns and difficulties. I recognize the diversity and uniqueness to each person in order to utilize an integrated, holistic approach to therapy which I believe best fits the varying needs of each client.
(256) 223-7270 View (256) 223-7270
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Cat (Adhd) Findley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Fort Payne, AL 35967  (Online Only)
If white knuckling, self shaming, and pulling yourself up by your bootstraps worked, you’d be “cured” a billion times over. It doesn’t. At least not for me or people whose brains are different. Our minds race and it feels impossible to turn off and rest. Sometimes we use substances or other behaviors in a harmful way just to get through the day. There’s more to life out there. A more peaceful and meaningful life is possible. We need to go deeper and get to the root of things. I’ll go with you. Unable to take insurance.
If white knuckling, self shaming, and pulling yourself up by your bootstraps worked, you’d be “cured” a billion times over. It doesn’t. At least not for me or people whose brains are different. Our minds race and it feels impossible to turn off and rest. Sometimes we use substances or other behaviors in a harmful way just to get through the day. There’s more to life out there. A more peaceful and meaningful life is possible. We need to go deeper and get to the root of things. I’ll go with you. Unable to take insurance.
(205) 999-1272 View (205) 999-1272
Photo of Melanie DeWerff, LPC, MHSP, LPCC, CPC, LMHC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melanie DeWerff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, LPCC, CPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mentone, AL 35984
Waitlist for new clients
Eclectic, spiritually bent, and sacredly genuine. I utilize creativity and work from an embodied healing approach. I will lovingly challenge you; while lovingly supporting you. I want to help you connect to, and operate from, your True Self. Out of the box thinker; life does not fit in a box; therefore, therapy does not fit in a box. Connect to what a fulfilled life looks like for you; and, then how to live that life. Shedding of old patterns and transition into your genuine self. Also, offer energy work.
Eclectic, spiritually bent, and sacredly genuine. I utilize creativity and work from an embodied healing approach. I will lovingly challenge you; while lovingly supporting you. I want to help you connect to, and operate from, your True Self. Out of the box thinker; life does not fit in a box; therefore, therapy does not fit in a box. Connect to what a fulfilled life looks like for you; and, then how to live that life. Shedding of old patterns and transition into your genuine self. Also, offer energy work.
(865) 346-2935 View (865) 346-2935

Online Therapists

Photo of Fran Sumner Jones, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Fran Sumner Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35233
Waitlist for new clients
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, my goal is to collaborate with clients in an empathetic and non-judgmental space. My approch is to use a combination of clinical training and real world experience to help clients better connect with themselves and with others. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, self esteem, grief, relationship issues, perinatal issues, life transitions, and most extensively with people who have experienced trauma in their lives including childhood trauma, sexual assault, abusive relationships, and marginalized identities. I believe therapy can be a powerful tool to access change.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, my goal is to collaborate with clients in an empathetic and non-judgmental space. My approch is to use a combination of clinical training and real world experience to help clients better connect with themselves and with others. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, self esteem, grief, relationship issues, perinatal issues, life transitions, and most extensively with people who have experienced trauma in their lives including childhood trauma, sexual assault, abusive relationships, and marginalized identities. I believe therapy can be a powerful tool to access change.
(205) 927-3074 View (205) 927-3074
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Magdaline Braxton
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Madison, AL 35758
Magdaline is passionate about working with couples to help them navigate negative emotional interactions. Have you ever heard “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it? Well, this is only partly true. Statements of criticism remain critical, even when it’s served warm. The Gottman Method provides practical tools to help couples manage conflict by recognizing and eliminating, what Gottman calls, “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” in communication: criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling (or you may know it as shutting down). Sound familiar?
Magdaline is passionate about working with couples to help them navigate negative emotional interactions. Have you ever heard “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it? Well, this is only partly true. Statements of criticism remain critical, even when it’s served warm. The Gottman Method provides practical tools to help couples manage conflict by recognizing and eliminating, what Gottman calls, “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” in communication: criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling (or you may know it as shutting down). Sound familiar?
(256) 818-3209 View (256) 818-3209
Photo of Celia Carter, LPC-S, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Celia Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Pelham, AL 35124
Does your child or teen seem anxious or worried? They may be struggling with perfectionism, with what others think about them, or may be worried about their future. They may be having a hard time sleeping because they just can't seem to turn their brain off at night. Have they lost their spark, seem more moody or irritable, stay in their room too much, and think they can’t do anything right? Your child or teen may be struggling to see the positives in themselves and struggling to manage the emotions that they are feeling. As a parent, you may be at a loss of what to do for your child, having tried everything you can think of.
Does your child or teen seem anxious or worried? They may be struggling with perfectionism, with what others think about them, or may be worried about their future. They may be having a hard time sleeping because they just can't seem to turn their brain off at night. Have they lost their spark, seem more moody or irritable, stay in their room too much, and think they can’t do anything right? Your child or teen may be struggling to see the positives in themselves and struggling to manage the emotions that they are feeling. As a parent, you may be at a loss of what to do for your child, having tried everything you can think of.
(833) 762-0392 View (833) 762-0392
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Katie O'Donnell Pietri
Pre-Licensed Professional, ALC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35226
Reaching out for help is hard. As your therapist, my goal is to help you walk through what comes after asking for help. One of the most important parts of being a therapist is creating a safe space for you to share your story. I honor the courage it takes in being vulnerable and make every effort to create a space where you can feel encouraged to share.
Reaching out for help is hard. As your therapist, my goal is to help you walk through what comes after asking for help. One of the most important parts of being a therapist is creating a safe space for you to share your story. I honor the courage it takes in being vulnerable and make every effort to create a space where you can feel encouraged to share.
(205) 851-8596 View (205) 851-8596
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Rainwater Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, AL 35758
I help people by listening to what they want from counseling, incorporating their values and Christian values to determine goals. Treatment plans are behavioral and specific using cognitive emotional reframing to achieve positive attitudes. Supportive encouraging confidential responses focus on the person's current and longer term situations. Goals are determined by assessing symptoms and circumstances using Biblical principals. Prayer is included as desired.
I help people by listening to what they want from counseling, incorporating their values and Christian values to determine goals. Treatment plans are behavioral and specific using cognitive emotional reframing to achieve positive attitudes. Supportive encouraging confidential responses focus on the person's current and longer term situations. Goals are determined by assessing symptoms and circumstances using Biblical principals. Prayer is included as desired.
(256) 661-4855 View (256) 661-4855
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Samuel Edward Baney
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cullman, AL 35058
Living an authentic life starts with a knowledge of who we are as human beings. Who are we as a person? What do we expect of ourselves? Where do we find purpose and meaning? How do we get there? Is it too late for me? These are all questions which all of us wrestle with. They are big questions, and our ability to answer them has profound implications on how we live out our lives.
Living an authentic life starts with a knowledge of who we are as human beings. Who are we as a person? What do we expect of ourselves? Where do we find purpose and meaning? How do we get there? Is it too late for me? These are all questions which all of us wrestle with. They are big questions, and our ability to answer them has profound implications on how we live out our lives.
(256) 415-4235 View (256) 415-4235
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Reese Jefferson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, MAC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntsville, AL 35805
Hi there :) It is not by accident that you have come across my profile. You have given so much to the point of exhaustion. You may not know who you are anymore. Or maybe you have been holding on to resentful feelings? I can help. It doesn’t matter if you are an adolescent or an adult who is experiencing a diagnosis of a serious mental illness, anxiety, depression, relationship skill difficulties, communication, adjustment issues, and other mental health needs. I listen and collaborate with you on your goals for your life. I pull from your strengths. I am your biggest supporter. Let me help you!
Hi there :) It is not by accident that you have come across my profile. You have given so much to the point of exhaustion. You may not know who you are anymore. Or maybe you have been holding on to resentful feelings? I can help. It doesn’t matter if you are an adolescent or an adult who is experiencing a diagnosis of a serious mental illness, anxiety, depression, relationship skill difficulties, communication, adjustment issues, and other mental health needs. I listen and collaborate with you on your goals for your life. I pull from your strengths. I am your biggest supporter. Let me help you!
(256) 858-7189 View (256) 858-7189

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Number of Therapists in De Kalb County, AL

10+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in De Kalb County, AL who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
77% Anxiety
77% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
69% Divorce
69% Coping Skills
62% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
50% Aetna

How Therapists in De Kalb County, AL see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

62% Female
38% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in De Kalb County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.