Therapists in Homewood, AL

Photo of Karen Marullo, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Homewood, AL
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
Photo of Nneka L. Hartfield, Licensed Professional Counselor in Homewood, AL
Nneka L. Hartfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CST, CPC
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
Nneka Hartfield is a licensed therapist, certified sex therapist and certified life coach that believes change is possible when an individual/couple has the right tools to lead them towards success. When working with clients, she takes a holistic approach to counseling, in order to encourage the client to create their own change. With this, she strives to help clients to utilize their life experiences to break down barriers and build the life they want one brick at a time.
Nneka Hartfield is a licensed therapist, certified sex therapist and certified life coach that believes change is possible when an individual/couple has the right tools to lead them towards success. When working with clients, she takes a holistic approach to counseling, in order to encourage the client to create their own change. With this, she strives to help clients to utilize their life experiences to break down barriers and build the life they want one brick at a time.
(205) 236-5540 View (205) 236-5540
Photo of Jeanna Reed, Counselor in Homewood, AL
Jeanna Reed
Counselor, MA, ALC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Homewood, AL 35209
Does daily life sometimes feel like a struggle? It may be difficult to get out of your home and step into the world some days. It is okay to not be okay. I'm thankful for your courage in taking this step to find support. You have all the tools within yourself to take positive steps. As your counselor, I hope to help you navigate your world and provide empathic insight and interventions to assist you for your goals in life. I value your diversity, uniqueness, beliefs, and worldview; it is my priority to provide a nonjudgemental and emotionally safe space for you. I'm honored to be considered to help you in this season of your life.
Does daily life sometimes feel like a struggle? It may be difficult to get out of your home and step into the world some days. It is okay to not be okay. I'm thankful for your courage in taking this step to find support. You have all the tools within yourself to take positive steps. As your counselor, I hope to help you navigate your world and provide empathic insight and interventions to assist you for your goals in life. I value your diversity, uniqueness, beliefs, and worldview; it is my priority to provide a nonjudgemental and emotionally safe space for you. I'm honored to be considered to help you in this season of your life.
(205) 350-9411 View (205) 350-9411
Photo of Bass Assertive Solutions & Support, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Homewood, AL
Bass Assertive Solutions & Support, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
As a mental health therapist, I provide a safe and pleasant environment for you to share your life's challenges. I believe in helping you realize your strengths and abilities to overcome these challenges. I assist you with processing and working through your troubles as well as equipping you with the knowledge and tools to combat your obstacles. Working together we will make positive changes in your life. Some of the areas I address are: depression; anxiety; physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; anger management; couple's counseling; sex therapy & concerns; PTSD; and ADHD. Telemental health therapy services are also available.
As a mental health therapist, I provide a safe and pleasant environment for you to share your life's challenges. I believe in helping you realize your strengths and abilities to overcome these challenges. I assist you with processing and working through your troubles as well as equipping you with the knowledge and tools to combat your obstacles. Working together we will make positive changes in your life. Some of the areas I address are: depression; anxiety; physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; anger management; couple's counseling; sex therapy & concerns; PTSD; and ADHD. Telemental health therapy services are also available.
(205) 703-2877 View (205) 703-2877
Photo of Rickeyta Snell, Counselor in Homewood, AL
Rickeyta Snell
Counselor, MA, ALC
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
Are you emotionally and mentally distressed? Have you fought so much that you feel as though you don't have any fight left? Maybe you're experiencing conflict in your marriage and/or family relationships. You're unsure of what to do and where to turn. I have been there and understand the struggle.
Are you emotionally and mentally distressed? Have you fought so much that you feel as though you don't have any fight left? Maybe you're experiencing conflict in your marriage and/or family relationships. You're unsure of what to do and where to turn. I have been there and understand the struggle.
(205) 880-5112 View (205) 880-5112
Photo of Jakeia Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Homewood, AL
Jakeia Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, AL 35209
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker that aims to be a safe space for my clients. My aim is to be there to help you identify areas that YOU want to work on and develop ways to help you meet and reach those goals. I have over 15 years of experience developing collaborative relationships with clients. My style is eclectic, so it caters to each individual client from a place of autonomy as well as respect for each clients ideas, circumstances, and situations. I value you and your decision to work on your mental health and I'd love to be a small part of your journey towards another version of YOU!
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker that aims to be a safe space for my clients. My aim is to be there to help you identify areas that YOU want to work on and develop ways to help you meet and reach those goals. I have over 15 years of experience developing collaborative relationships with clients. My style is eclectic, so it caters to each individual client from a place of autonomy as well as respect for each clients ideas, circumstances, and situations. I value you and your decision to work on your mental health and I'd love to be a small part of your journey towards another version of YOU!
(205) 855-7809 View (205) 855-7809
Photo of Jennifer Reynolds, Licensed Professional Counselor in Homewood, AL
Jennifer Reynolds
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
Are you looking for a unique, personal, laid-back, supportive, and comfortable environment? I provide talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other therapies to assist you to reach your goals. Each person is different so the plan is to get to know YOU and develop a plan to give YOU the services that would work best for YOU. Over the past 15 years as a counselor, I have learned it is the counseling relationship that drives the change process. I utilize different approaches to assist working with children, adolescents, and adults. I love working with the person, not just the issues or hurdles that they are going through.
Are you looking for a unique, personal, laid-back, supportive, and comfortable environment? I provide talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other therapies to assist you to reach your goals. Each person is different so the plan is to get to know YOU and develop a plan to give YOU the services that would work best for YOU. Over the past 15 years as a counselor, I have learned it is the counseling relationship that drives the change process. I utilize different approaches to assist working with children, adolescents, and adults. I love working with the person, not just the issues or hurdles that they are going through.
(205) 203-0815 View (205) 203-0815
Photo of Sara L Hoover, Marriage & Family Therapist in Homewood, AL
Sara L Hoover
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Homewood, AL 35209
Every person is unique because you bring your own history with you. While history is important, it doesn't have to dictate our future. Whether I am seeing an individual, couple or family, I know we bring with us the people who are part of our stories and it is a privilege to hear yours and hear what matters most in your life. I believe there is hope for changing patterns that may not be working, healing for relationships with others and ourselves and recovering from past and present emotional wounds. I would value your trust if you choose to work with me. Support is available.
Every person is unique because you bring your own history with you. While history is important, it doesn't have to dictate our future. Whether I am seeing an individual, couple or family, I know we bring with us the people who are part of our stories and it is a privilege to hear yours and hear what matters most in your life. I believe there is hope for changing patterns that may not be working, healing for relationships with others and ourselves and recovering from past and present emotional wounds. I would value your trust if you choose to work with me. Support is available.
(205) 377-0679 View (205) 377-0679
Laili R Markert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
Dr. Markert is a licensed clinical psychologist, with a B.A. from Emory University, Masters degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Toledo, and a PhD from the University of Toledo. She did her internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical School. She provides assessment of mood disorders, ADHD, and cognitive problems related to school performance. Her training is in Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapies. Dr. Markert works in therapy with adolescents and adults with a wide variety of psychological problems including: Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, and Post-partum anxiety and depression.
Dr. Markert is a licensed clinical psychologist, with a B.A. from Emory University, Masters degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Toledo, and a PhD from the University of Toledo. She did her internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical School. She provides assessment of mood disorders, ADHD, and cognitive problems related to school performance. Her training is in Cognitive-Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior Therapies. Dr. Markert works in therapy with adolescents and adults with a wide variety of psychological problems including: Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, and Post-partum anxiety and depression.
(205) 877-3558 View (205) 877-3558
Photo of Margie Slaughter, Marriage & Family Therapist in Homewood, AL
Margie Slaughter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Homewood, AL 35209
Everyone needs someone to talk to, someone who will really listen. When you find yourself at one of life's crossroads wondering which way to turn, it helps to have a safe place to talk and a safe person to hear you out. You will find that place here, along with an objective, non-judgmental, professional perspective that the most well-meaning friends and family may not provide. Together we can explore your options, choices, questions, hurts, and strengths in ways you might not have previously considered so that you can continue working through your wounds rather than living them out. Being seen, heard, and understood is healing.
Everyone needs someone to talk to, someone who will really listen. When you find yourself at one of life's crossroads wondering which way to turn, it helps to have a safe place to talk and a safe person to hear you out. You will find that place here, along with an objective, non-judgmental, professional perspective that the most well-meaning friends and family may not provide. Together we can explore your options, choices, questions, hurts, and strengths in ways you might not have previously considered so that you can continue working through your wounds rather than living them out. Being seen, heard, and understood is healing.
(205) 535-1123 View (205) 535-1123
Photo of Jacqueline Dillon DeMarco, Psychologist in Homewood, AL
Jacqueline Dillon DeMarco
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
Hello and thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a licensed psychologist offering individual and couple therapy to adults. It can be difficult to choose a therapist who is right for you and to begin therapy. My intent is to create a supportive therapeutic environment to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Therapeutic interventions and techniques are tailored to the client's needs and personality, and treatments used are those supported by research as being effective interventions for your presenting problem.
Hello and thank you for your interest in my practice. I am a licensed psychologist offering individual and couple therapy to adults. It can be difficult to choose a therapist who is right for you and to begin therapy. My intent is to create a supportive therapeutic environment to help you reach your therapeutic goals. Therapeutic interventions and techniques are tailored to the client's needs and personality, and treatments used are those supported by research as being effective interventions for your presenting problem.
(205) 718-5433 View (205) 718-5433
Photo of Lateka Williams, Licensed Professional Counselor in Homewood, AL
Lateka Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
Reaching out for help is a huge step, I'd like to go on the journey with you to reaching wholeness. I believe in a wholistic approach to counseling, we have to treat the whole person so that we can eradicate the issue, or issues at hand. Lateka has been working in the counseling field for almost a decade. She has worked in different settings with children, families, and individuals. Lateka encourages everyone to write their own story and demonstrate change in their lives.
Reaching out for help is a huge step, I'd like to go on the journey with you to reaching wholeness. I believe in a wholistic approach to counseling, we have to treat the whole person so that we can eradicate the issue, or issues at hand. Lateka has been working in the counseling field for almost a decade. She has worked in different settings with children, families, and individuals. Lateka encourages everyone to write their own story and demonstrate change in their lives.
(205) 827-6434 View (205) 827-6434
Photo of Debby Shunnarah, Counselor in Homewood, AL
Debby Shunnarah
Counselor, MA, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homewood, AL 35209
Is stress, anxiety, depression, grief, or relationship conflict affecting how you live your life? You’re not alone. I enjoy working with people, like yourself, who may be feeling overwhelmed, stuck or less than while navigating young adulthood, career, marriage, parenting, trauma or loss - and who are searching for unconditional support and a professional perspective. With evidence based therapy, I help individuals, couples, and families better manage their emotions, develop effective coping skills and deepen their relationships by identifying strengths, overcoming unproductive thinking patterns and improving communication.
Is stress, anxiety, depression, grief, or relationship conflict affecting how you live your life? You’re not alone. I enjoy working with people, like yourself, who may be feeling overwhelmed, stuck or less than while navigating young adulthood, career, marriage, parenting, trauma or loss - and who are searching for unconditional support and a professional perspective. With evidence based therapy, I help individuals, couples, and families better manage their emotions, develop effective coping skills and deepen their relationships by identifying strengths, overcoming unproductive thinking patterns and improving communication.
(205) 202-1143 View (205) 202-1143
Photo of Psychotherapy Services of Alabama, Psychologist in Homewood, AL
Psychotherapy Services of Alabama
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homewood, AL 35209
Has addiction or infidelity hurt your relationship? Are you struggling to heal the wounds? You are seeking to heal and repair one of the most important relationships in your life, but you don’t know where to start. Bad memories may intrude on your day, and you might be constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. Perhaps you have hurt your partner and want to change, but they’re struggling to develop trust. My team of therapists is here to help you bridge the gap and help you communicate and connect. My team delivers couples therapy that is backed by scientific evidence to improve relationship health and well-being.
Has addiction or infidelity hurt your relationship? Are you struggling to heal the wounds? You are seeking to heal and repair one of the most important relationships in your life, but you don’t know where to start. Bad memories may intrude on your day, and you might be constantly waiting for the other shoe to drop. Perhaps you have hurt your partner and want to change, but they’re struggling to develop trust. My team of therapists is here to help you bridge the gap and help you communicate and connect. My team delivers couples therapy that is backed by scientific evidence to improve relationship health and well-being.
(205) 827-5190 View (205) 827-5190
Photo of Stewart A Jackson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Homewood, AL
Stewart A Jackson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, D, Min
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
Not accepting new clients
Life is often harder than we expect. Transitions, stresses, and becoming stuck in a relationship is all a part of a normal life. If you are open to another way of thinking about your life, counseling can help. Your motivation to make changes is the path to a happier, easier and healthier life. I welcome the opportunity to work with all who want more out of life.
Life is often harder than we expect. Transitions, stresses, and becoming stuck in a relationship is all a part of a normal life. If you are open to another way of thinking about your life, counseling can help. Your motivation to make changes is the path to a happier, easier and healthier life. I welcome the opportunity to work with all who want more out of life.
(205) 201-0939 View (205) 201-0939
Photo of Angel K Jernigan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Homewood, AL
Angel K Jernigan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Homewood, AL 35209
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I offer an integrative therapeutic approach customized to suit the needs of each individual client. I have experience working with clients from various backgrounds dealing with many issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, divorce, childhood trauma and abuse, personality disorders, relationship issues and phase of life problems. It is my mission to help people heal pains of the past, learn new ways to view problems and acquire skills to create healthier, more peaceful lives.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I offer an integrative therapeutic approach customized to suit the needs of each individual client. I have experience working with clients from various backgrounds dealing with many issues such as depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, divorce, childhood trauma and abuse, personality disorders, relationship issues and phase of life problems. It is my mission to help people heal pains of the past, learn new ways to view problems and acquire skills to create healthier, more peaceful lives.
(205) 390-6510 View (205) 390-6510
Photo of Felicity Blunt, Licensed Professional Counselor in Homewood, AL
Felicity Blunt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homewood, AL 35209  (Online Only)
Would you like to have a more fulfilling life? Do you ever feel alone in your struggles? We all feel like this sometimes and could use some help finding answers. I can develop a unique treatment plan based on the specific goals you would like to accomplish. Please allow me to help you identify ways to bring more balance and peace to your life. Reaching for help is the first brave step toward wholeness. Please call, text, or email today.
Would you like to have a more fulfilling life? Do you ever feel alone in your struggles? We all feel like this sometimes and could use some help finding answers. I can develop a unique treatment plan based on the specific goals you would like to accomplish. Please allow me to help you identify ways to bring more balance and peace to your life. Reaching for help is the first brave step toward wholeness. Please call, text, or email today.
(205) 660-0511 View (205) 660-0511
Photo of Charles Woody Howard, Licensed Professional Counselor in Homewood, AL
Charles Woody Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Homewood, AL 35209
Are you struggling with self-confidence? Feeling anxious or depressed? Having difficulty coping with a life transition; relationship strain, or loss of a loved one? Want to get to know yourself better? Not happy with the way things are going? Not sure what to do? Do you need a safe place to talk about what's going on in your life? Need some practical solutions? My goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment so that I can assist you in getting back on track, or defining a new road altogether.
Are you struggling with self-confidence? Feeling anxious or depressed? Having difficulty coping with a life transition; relationship strain, or loss of a loved one? Want to get to know yourself better? Not happy with the way things are going? Not sure what to do? Do you need a safe place to talk about what's going on in your life? Need some practical solutions? My goal is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental environment so that I can assist you in getting back on track, or defining a new road altogether.
(205) 538-3099 View (205) 538-3099
Photo of Jennifer Waters-McCombs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Homewood, AL
Jennifer Waters-McCombs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209
There is no better time than the present to make changes. Are you tired of not making the most of your life? Is parenting, life changes, stress, or negativity making life harder? I sincerely believe that people want to make positive changes in their lives but oftentimes do not know where to start. Because some people may be apprehensive about starting counseling, I work to create an atmosphere that is non-judgmental. In addition, I strive to build a partnership with the client by understanding what they want to work on and how we can tackle that together.
There is no better time than the present to make changes. Are you tired of not making the most of your life? Is parenting, life changes, stress, or negativity making life harder? I sincerely believe that people want to make positive changes in their lives but oftentimes do not know where to start. Because some people may be apprehensive about starting counseling, I work to create an atmosphere that is non-judgmental. In addition, I strive to build a partnership with the client by understanding what they want to work on and how we can tackle that together.
(205) 374-8424 View (205) 374-8424
Photo of Catherine Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Homewood, AL
Catherine Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Homewood, AL 35209  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked with adult individuals and with couples for 25+ years. I love what I do. As a part of my practice I utilize various psychological theories while interlacing skill-building techniques related to depression, anxiety/panic, and anger management, communication skills, healthy boundaries, personal growth self-awareness, and trauma/abuse histories. I strive to help people live more fully and functionally in their present-day lives by better understanding how the experiences and relationships from their past inform current experiences, emotions and behavior choices.
I have worked with adult individuals and with couples for 25+ years. I love what I do. As a part of my practice I utilize various psychological theories while interlacing skill-building techniques related to depression, anxiety/panic, and anger management, communication skills, healthy boundaries, personal growth self-awareness, and trauma/abuse histories. I strive to help people live more fully and functionally in their present-day lives by better understanding how the experiences and relationships from their past inform current experiences, emotions and behavior choices.
(205) 312-9995 View (205) 312-9995

See more therapy options for Homewood

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Homewood, AL

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Homewood, AL who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
81% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
74% Stress
70% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
46% New Directions | Lucet
35% American Behavioral

How Therapists in Homewood, AL see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Homewood?

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.