Therapists in Demopolis, AL

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Amanda Riendeau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S
Verified Verified
Demopolis, AL 36732  (Online Only)
Let's get real - LIFE is HARD sometimes! Finding that "perfect" balance of work, school, social and home obligations can be difficult. When we don't feel our best, we can't do our best. Whether the school is calling about academic or behavioral concerns for your child or teen, you have noticed a change in your child's behavior/mood, or you are struggling to find balance and meaning in your activities, I am here to guide you.
Let's get real - LIFE is HARD sometimes! Finding that "perfect" balance of work, school, social and home obligations can be difficult. When we don't feel our best, we can't do our best. Whether the school is calling about academic or behavioral concerns for your child or teen, you have noticed a change in your child's behavior/mood, or you are struggling to find balance and meaning in your activities, I am here to guide you.
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Dr. Nakieta Lankster
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Demopolis, AL 36732
Finding the right psychological consultant for your business needs is hard. Wading through profiles and googling is a chore. Some times when you know exactly the ins and outs of what you need done, and other times you just need a little help figuring it all out. Well, I have your back! My boutique 8a and Hub Zone certified small business flexible enough to meet your needs; no matter the size or demand. From driven task execution to guidance consultant, I’m here for you.
Finding the right psychological consultant for your business needs is hard. Wading through profiles and googling is a chore. Some times when you know exactly the ins and outs of what you need done, and other times you just need a little help figuring it all out. Well, I have your back! My boutique 8a and Hub Zone certified small business flexible enough to meet your needs; no matter the size or demand. From driven task execution to guidance consultant, I’m here for you.
(334) 458-2437 View (334) 458-2437
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Kimberly Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Demopolis, AL 36732  (Online Only)
Embarking on a therapeutic journey is a courageous step, and I'm honored to guide you through life's transitions. Specializing in life transitions, behavior issues, and women's empowerment, I create a safe, compassionate space for you to be seen, heard, and understood. Life brings unique challenges, and I'm here to empower you in navigating them. Providing a supportive environment to explore patterns, develop coping strategies, and foster positive change, individuals facing diverse challenges find solace and empowerment in our sessions, where we address personal growth, relationships, and life transitions.
Embarking on a therapeutic journey is a courageous step, and I'm honored to guide you through life's transitions. Specializing in life transitions, behavior issues, and women's empowerment, I create a safe, compassionate space for you to be seen, heard, and understood. Life brings unique challenges, and I'm here to empower you in navigating them. Providing a supportive environment to explore patterns, develop coping strategies, and foster positive change, individuals facing diverse challenges find solace and empowerment in our sessions, where we address personal growth, relationships, and life transitions.
(334) 292-4371 View (334) 292-4371

Online Therapists

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Mary Anna Dill
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35242
As a mental health counselor, my primary commitment is to provide a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for individuals of all ages who are navigating various challenges, including trauma, transitions, and the complexities of daily life. My approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, acceptance and respect for each client's unique experiences and needs.
As a mental health counselor, my primary commitment is to provide a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for individuals of all ages who are navigating various challenges, including trauma, transitions, and the complexities of daily life. My approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, acceptance and respect for each client's unique experiences and needs.
(256) 472-9220 View (256) 472-9220
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Karen Marullo, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
I am an individual and family therapist with over 30 years of experience in the field. I work with adults experiencing problems with depression, anxiety, marital and relationship issues, eating disorders, sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. I utilize integrative therapies that emphasize cognitive behavioral methods and mindfulness strategies. My mission is to assist individuals in gaining insight about pains of the past, develop clearer views of these problems and learn to incorporate more effective coping skills that lead to a healthier and more balanced life.
I am an individual and family therapist with over 30 years of experience in the field. I work with adults experiencing problems with depression, anxiety, marital and relationship issues, eating disorders, sexual abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. I utilize integrative therapies that emphasize cognitive behavioral methods and mindfulness strategies. My mission is to assist individuals in gaining insight about pains of the past, develop clearer views of these problems and learn to incorporate more effective coping skills that lead to a healthier and more balanced life.
(205) 402-8540 View (205) 402-8540
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Adam Corley Elliott
Pre-Licensed Professional, ALC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35223
One of the first things I tell clients who struggle with mental health disorders or overwhelming stress is that in today's society, with all the turmoil and uncertainty we face, it is a natural and normal reaction to be struggling mentally. While there is still a large stigma towards mental health and therapy I believe a great way to combat this is by understanding that it is not weakness to seek help, it in fact takes great strength to reach out to someone and admit that we cannot do this on our own.
One of the first things I tell clients who struggle with mental health disorders or overwhelming stress is that in today's society, with all the turmoil and uncertainty we face, it is a natural and normal reaction to be struggling mentally. While there is still a large stigma towards mental health and therapy I believe a great way to combat this is by understanding that it is not weakness to seek help, it in fact takes great strength to reach out to someone and admit that we cannot do this on our own.
(205) 236-3257 View (205) 236-3257
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Alex Henderson
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
I am passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges and discover their inner strengths. Although my specialty is working with children and teens, I also work with adults. My approach to counseling is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients. I believe in creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment where individuals can freely express themselves and explore their thoughts and emotions. I am here to listen, support, and guide clients as they navigate their personal journeys towards healing and growth.
I am passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges and discover their inner strengths. Although my specialty is working with children and teens, I also work with adults. My approach to counseling is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients. I believe in creating a safe and nonjudgmental environment where individuals can freely express themselves and explore their thoughts and emotions. I am here to listen, support, and guide clients as they navigate their personal journeys towards healing and growth.
(205) 984-3013 View (205) 984-3013
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James Wayne Sellers Jr.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW-S, PIP
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35244
Are you tired of constantly working on yourself? Have you been told the best you can do is learn to "cope better" with your illness or your "issues"? Does the idea of delving into the details of your problems in a therapy session turn your stomach? What if it was ALL just an innocent misunderstanding? My passion in life is to serve others by clearing up this simple misunderstanding and pointing people towards their innate source of wisdom, clarity, and common sense.
Are you tired of constantly working on yourself? Have you been told the best you can do is learn to "cope better" with your illness or your "issues"? Does the idea of delving into the details of your problems in a therapy session turn your stomach? What if it was ALL just an innocent misunderstanding? My passion in life is to serve others by clearing up this simple misunderstanding and pointing people towards their innate source of wisdom, clarity, and common sense.
(205) 649-3146 View (205) 649-3146
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Tara H Bradley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Helena, AL 35080
Waitlist for new clients
As a Clinician & Psychotherapist, it is a privilege to be in partnership with you on your journey towards healing, life improvement and reaching your dreams and full potential. I have had the opportunity to serve in a multitude of settings and am comfortable meeting your needs, even if they seem overwhelming to you at this time.
As a Clinician & Psychotherapist, it is a privilege to be in partnership with you on your journey towards healing, life improvement and reaching your dreams and full potential. I have had the opportunity to serve in a multitude of settings and am comfortable meeting your needs, even if they seem overwhelming to you at this time.
(205) 270-5982 View (205) 270-5982
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Daniel Seigel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35203
Have you ever wondered where that anger comes from, or why you can't seem to shake that feeling of guilt or self-deception that keeps getting the best of you? My approach centers around understanding where we get our anxiety and how we can work to create a better sense of calm in our lives. Every person struggles throughout their life to hold onto the positive relationships and the warmth and belonging of their families, but sometimes life throws us so many curves that we swing and swing until we're hot with rage or blue with sadness.
Have you ever wondered where that anger comes from, or why you can't seem to shake that feeling of guilt or self-deception that keeps getting the best of you? My approach centers around understanding where we get our anxiety and how we can work to create a better sense of calm in our lives. Every person struggles throughout their life to hold onto the positive relationships and the warmth and belonging of their families, but sometimes life throws us so many curves that we swing and swing until we're hot with rage or blue with sadness.
(205) 900-3228 View (205) 900-3228
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New Journey Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC
Verified Verified
Hoover, AL 35244  (Online Only)
The ideal client is honest, open-minded, willing, and invested in the counseling process. Heath has experience helping individuals with a variety of problems, including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, poor self-esteem, addictions, and relationship issues. Heath understands people are on different pathways and he tailors his approach to the client's specific needs. He provides an atmosphere that is warm, safe, inviting, motivating, and challenging, in which clients will feel supported, heard, accepted, valued, and validated. These things converge to create an optimal environment for client goal attainment.
The ideal client is honest, open-minded, willing, and invested in the counseling process. Heath has experience helping individuals with a variety of problems, including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, poor self-esteem, addictions, and relationship issues. Heath understands people are on different pathways and he tailors his approach to the client's specific needs. He provides an atmosphere that is warm, safe, inviting, motivating, and challenging, in which clients will feel supported, heard, accepted, valued, and validated. These things converge to create an optimal environment for client goal attainment.
(205) 850-1018 View (205) 850-1018
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Katlyn DeGree
Counselor, MS, ALC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35205
Congratulations, you have taken your first step towards your healing process. It's ok to ask for help. Do you find it difficult to deal with your emotions, anger, and anxiety? If so, you could be dealing with depression, past traumas, anger management, feeling stuck, conflicts with your spouse/partner/significant other or friends, and difficulties controlling your emotions and/or behaviors. I use various therapeutic approaches that aid my clients with exploring both cognitive distortions, and the conscious and unconscious levels of thinking which will demonstrate healthy behaviors leading to positive outcomes.
Congratulations, you have taken your first step towards your healing process. It's ok to ask for help. Do you find it difficult to deal with your emotions, anger, and anxiety? If so, you could be dealing with depression, past traumas, anger management, feeling stuck, conflicts with your spouse/partner/significant other or friends, and difficulties controlling your emotions and/or behaviors. I use various therapeutic approaches that aid my clients with exploring both cognitive distortions, and the conscious and unconscious levels of thinking which will demonstrate healthy behaviors leading to positive outcomes.
(205) 984-4921 View (205) 984-4921
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Peggy Hobbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35216
My passion is to help others find healing, peace and empowerment in their life. I offer a warm and welcoming presence as well as curiosity and openness. I have walked with many individuals who have worked through issues of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, relational difficulties and life transitions. I offer a safe place to unpack the story of your life, patterns in your relationships and places of difficulty that have burdened you or have kept you isolated. My hope is that in this work you will experience more authenticity, connection, and healing in your life.
My passion is to help others find healing, peace and empowerment in their life. I offer a warm and welcoming presence as well as curiosity and openness. I have walked with many individuals who have worked through issues of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, relational difficulties and life transitions. I offer a safe place to unpack the story of your life, patterns in your relationships and places of difficulty that have burdened you or have kept you isolated. My hope is that in this work you will experience more authenticity, connection, and healing in your life.
(205) 843-1112 View (205) 843-1112
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Strive Counseling Services, L.L.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP, RPT
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35203
“Building A Foundation For A Healthier You is paramount at Strive Counseling Services.” I provide the highest quality of therapeutic counseling to children and adults. I utilize evidenced-based approaches to assist clients with identifying their strengths to reach their optimal potential by developing confidence, skills for coping, and problem solving. I look forward to working with you to identify the best treatment modality to address your mental health needs. When you are ready to schedule your initial session please be prepared to provide your insurance information. “Let’s Strive Together!"
“Building A Foundation For A Healthier You is paramount at Strive Counseling Services.” I provide the highest quality of therapeutic counseling to children and adults. I utilize evidenced-based approaches to assist clients with identifying their strengths to reach their optimal potential by developing confidence, skills for coping, and problem solving. I look forward to working with you to identify the best treatment modality to address your mental health needs. When you are ready to schedule your initial session please be prepared to provide your insurance information. “Let’s Strive Together!"
(205) 512-3242 View (205) 512-3242
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Dr. Christian Bromberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35222  (Online Only)
I believe meaningful change occurs when client and psychotherapist co-create a space that invites curiosity, empathy, and introspection. To transform psychic pain, we often have to look inward at our ways of thinking, feeling, and relating (to both self and others). I strive to facilitate this process in the context of a warm therapeutic relationship where those with whom I’m working feel safe and empowered. Through empathic listening, skilled interpretation, and embodied attunement to the "here and now" interactive process, I can help you resolve debilitating symptoms and impart greater meaning to your experiences / relationships.
I believe meaningful change occurs when client and psychotherapist co-create a space that invites curiosity, empathy, and introspection. To transform psychic pain, we often have to look inward at our ways of thinking, feeling, and relating (to both self and others). I strive to facilitate this process in the context of a warm therapeutic relationship where those with whom I’m working feel safe and empowered. Through empathic listening, skilled interpretation, and embodied attunement to the "here and now" interactive process, I can help you resolve debilitating symptoms and impart greater meaning to your experiences / relationships.
(332) 378-1775 View (332) 378-1775
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Ashley Neuhauser
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northport, AL 35473
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with life transitions, college, trauma, or difficult relationships? As a therapist, my goal is to help facilitate your journey towards positive change and control of your life. Clients seeking personal growth in communication, healthy relationships, and assertiveness will find helpful resources with my practice. I enjoy helping those who are seeking autonomy, positive feelings of self-worth, and the ability to adapt to stressful situations through real coping skills. Many of my clients focus on boundary work, assertiveness, and ending family trauma cycles.
Are you struggling with life transitions, college, trauma, or difficult relationships? As a therapist, my goal is to help facilitate your journey towards positive change and control of your life. Clients seeking personal growth in communication, healthy relationships, and assertiveness will find helpful resources with my practice. I enjoy helping those who are seeking autonomy, positive feelings of self-worth, and the ability to adapt to stressful situations through real coping skills. Many of my clients focus on boundary work, assertiveness, and ending family trauma cycles.
(205) 793-5369 View (205) 793-5369
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Birmingham Family Counseling and Mediation Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birmingham, AL 35205
Currently Accepting New Clients. Perhaps you are a parent, struggling to find help for your child or teen who is dealing with behavioral or emotional concerns? Maybe you are an individual who is struggling with sadness, hopelessness, stress or anxiety. At Birmingham Family Counseling, we strive to provide inclusive, individualized care to support those who may be dealing with difficulty in life. We are here to support you through this time.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Perhaps you are a parent, struggling to find help for your child or teen who is dealing with behavioral or emotional concerns? Maybe you are an individual who is struggling with sadness, hopelessness, stress or anxiety. At Birmingham Family Counseling, we strive to provide inclusive, individualized care to support those who may be dealing with difficulty in life. We are here to support you through this time.
(205) 635-7880 View (205) 635-7880
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Teresa Irene Utley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
I have always had a passion for helping others. In my practice I help my clients to achieve the proper tools and acquire the proper resources to overcome their challenges. Typically, a client needs to be reminded of their own strengths, wisdom, and to realize their own healing power. My motto is "Helping to build your Tree of Life." A person has roots and the behaviors branch out to support our decisions and actions. By building a firm and sturdy root system a person can support their branches and their buds will bloom into beautiful fruit and flowers.
I have always had a passion for helping others. In my practice I help my clients to achieve the proper tools and acquire the proper resources to overcome their challenges. Typically, a client needs to be reminded of their own strengths, wisdom, and to realize their own healing power. My motto is "Helping to build your Tree of Life." A person has roots and the behaviors branch out to support our decisions and actions. By building a firm and sturdy root system a person can support their branches and their buds will bloom into beautiful fruit and flowers.
(205) 282-9268 View (205) 282-9268
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Holistic Minds, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Montgomery, AL 36117
Life's challenges can feel overwhelming when faced alone. However, you don't have to endure the toll they take on your mind, body, and spirit alone. Taking proactive steps toward personal growth marks the initial stride toward discovering your purpose and fostering inner transformation. Whether grappling with substance abuse, grief, depression, anxiety, stress, or other mental health issues, Holistic Minds, LLC stands ready to provide comprehensive support. Please note that email is our preferred mode of communication.
Life's challenges can feel overwhelming when faced alone. However, you don't have to endure the toll they take on your mind, body, and spirit alone. Taking proactive steps toward personal growth marks the initial stride toward discovering your purpose and fostering inner transformation. Whether grappling with substance abuse, grief, depression, anxiety, stress, or other mental health issues, Holistic Minds, LLC stands ready to provide comprehensive support. Please note that email is our preferred mode of communication.
(334) 586-5862 View (334) 586-5862
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ACTS Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Birmingham, AL 35213
Relationships can be messy. Times can be confusing. In every life, it gets dark, lonely or just plain TOO overwhelming. You don't have to go at it alone. I have spent many years working with individuals, including adolescents and adults, couples and families. My areas of expertise include marital crises/infidelity, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, negative thinking and low self-esteem. I can help you, and you can feel hope again.
Relationships can be messy. Times can be confusing. In every life, it gets dark, lonely or just plain TOO overwhelming. You don't have to go at it alone. I have spent many years working with individuals, including adolescents and adults, couples and families. My areas of expertise include marital crises/infidelity, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, negative thinking and low self-esteem. I can help you, and you can feel hope again.
(205) 535-1087 View (205) 535-1087

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Number of Therapists in Demopolis, AL

< 10

Therapists in Demopolis, AL who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anger Management
100% School Issues
100% Behavioral Issues
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Family Conflict
100% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Demopolis, AL see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Demopolis?

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.