Therapists in Huntsville, AR

Photo of Cynthia Sewell, Counselor in Huntsville, AR
Cynthia Sewell
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AR 72740
I am passionate about helping others with the challenges that life brings. Sometimes these challenges can be overwhelming or seem never ending. Do you often feel like your going at it alone, living day to day, just surviving enough to get by? You don’t have to do it alone, come learn to enjoy your life again and overcome life’s challenges. People often get stuck in this mindset and struggle to get out. Let me help give you the tools you need and work together to get you out of the darkness and enjoying your life again. What if you woke up in the morning feeling like you could conquer your world instead of dreading it?
I am passionate about helping others with the challenges that life brings. Sometimes these challenges can be overwhelming or seem never ending. Do you often feel like your going at it alone, living day to day, just surviving enough to get by? You don’t have to do it alone, come learn to enjoy your life again and overcome life’s challenges. People often get stuck in this mindset and struggle to get out. Let me help give you the tools you need and work together to get you out of the darkness and enjoying your life again. What if you woke up in the morning feeling like you could conquer your world instead of dreading it?
(479) 269-3649 View (479) 269-3649
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Jennifer Sugg
Counselor, MEd, LPC, RYT200
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntsville, AR 72740
We all want to live a fulfilling, meaningful life. We want better relationships, strategies and hope. Sometimes we get trapped in the challenges, difficulties, and pain that comes our way. Coming to terms with a difficult past, present, or future takes courage and time. My role is to help you learn to improve your challenging situation or relieve the hurt you feel. It may be due to life transitions, hard relationships, pain from the past, chronic stress, or fear of future events that have you stuck. We will work together to develop a plan for the issues you want to improve in a realistic, attainable manner.
We all want to live a fulfilling, meaningful life. We want better relationships, strategies and hope. Sometimes we get trapped in the challenges, difficulties, and pain that comes our way. Coming to terms with a difficult past, present, or future takes courage and time. My role is to help you learn to improve your challenging situation or relieve the hurt you feel. It may be due to life transitions, hard relationships, pain from the past, chronic stress, or fear of future events that have you stuck. We will work together to develop a plan for the issues you want to improve in a realistic, attainable manner.
(479) 239-8577 View (479) 239-8577
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Alex Haley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Huntsville, AR 72740
My ideal client is someone seeking change. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or struggling in a relationship can be exhausting and effect many parts of our lives. It is my goal to help you seek insight and make changes that can have an effect. Each person is unique, and so is their therapy process. I am devoted to working with you to seek what you need from therapy. Change is often uncomfortable, but I am here to support you.
My ideal client is someone seeking change. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or struggling in a relationship can be exhausting and effect many parts of our lives. It is my goal to help you seek insight and make changes that can have an effect. Each person is unique, and so is their therapy process. I am devoted to working with you to seek what you need from therapy. Change is often uncomfortable, but I am here to support you.
(479) 777-7821 View (479) 777-7821

Online Therapists

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Alicia Reeves
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72701  (Online Only)
I am passionate about assisting others through their individual journey by addressing all of the aspects of emotional, intellectual, and physical health. I believe the things we feel and think can impact our health. I work towards helping clients become proactive about their mental well-being, rather than reactive. Through conceptualizing depression and anxiety as symptoms, I strive to get to the root of the issues that are hindering your successes. I work from a strength based and encouraging platform to help you create a life filled with intention and well-being.
I am passionate about assisting others through their individual journey by addressing all of the aspects of emotional, intellectual, and physical health. I believe the things we feel and think can impact our health. I work towards helping clients become proactive about their mental well-being, rather than reactive. Through conceptualizing depression and anxiety as symptoms, I strive to get to the root of the issues that are hindering your successes. I work from a strength based and encouraging platform to help you create a life filled with intention and well-being.
(479) 239-8631 View (479) 239-8631
Photo of Jemma Coleman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Huntsville, AR
Jemma Coleman
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LMFT, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bentonville, AR 72712
Relationship issues, anxiety, and ADHD are my main passion areas. My ideal client is willing to explore where their life experiences or neurobiology may have shaped the way they see the world, evaluate what they want to keep and what to edit, and take action toward designing their path forward with compassion and intention. Licensed in Arkansas (in-person only available in NWA), Florida, Texas, Washington, and Oregon.
Relationship issues, anxiety, and ADHD are my main passion areas. My ideal client is willing to explore where their life experiences or neurobiology may have shaped the way they see the world, evaluate what they want to keep and what to edit, and take action toward designing their path forward with compassion and intention. Licensed in Arkansas (in-person only available in NWA), Florida, Texas, Washington, and Oregon.
(479) 341-6628 View (479) 341-6628
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Andrea Reyes-Cuarenta
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rogers, AR 72758
Life is full of surprises that are sometimes wrapped in feelings that can truly weigh us down. Whether it's anxiety, depression, life stress, grief or past traumas- those are all curveballs that are unexpected and can make it difficult to believe that we can be in control of anything, especially our own inner peace. Therapy is a courageous journey towards cultivating internal resources that can help you with feeling connected, nurtured, and empowered to embrace change as it comes. As your therapist, it is my mission to take this journey alongside you and give you a safe space to better understand your true self.
Life is full of surprises that are sometimes wrapped in feelings that can truly weigh us down. Whether it's anxiety, depression, life stress, grief or past traumas- those are all curveballs that are unexpected and can make it difficult to believe that we can be in control of anything, especially our own inner peace. Therapy is a courageous journey towards cultivating internal resources that can help you with feeling connected, nurtured, and empowered to embrace change as it comes. As your therapist, it is my mission to take this journey alongside you and give you a safe space to better understand your true self.
(479) 349-3715 View (479) 349-3715
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Stephen Powers
Counselor, ED S, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harrison, AR 72601
As part of Chenal Family Therapy PLC, I consult with our team of therapists and psychiatrists who specialize in different issues, ensuring that all possible treatment approaches are considered. If we encounter problems outside my areas of expertise, I can provide seamless referrals, including testing and medication management, to get you the needed help.
As part of Chenal Family Therapy PLC, I consult with our team of therapists and psychiatrists who specialize in different issues, ensuring that all possible treatment approaches are considered. If we encounter problems outside my areas of expertise, I can provide seamless referrals, including testing and medication management, to get you the needed help.
(870) 339-6998 View (870) 339-6998
Photo of Danielle Patterson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Huntsville, AR
Danielle Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Smith, AR 72903
So many of us have been through traumatic experiences that have left us feeling hopeless, overwhelmed, and falling into unhealthy patterns. We experience an inner critical voice that tells us we are not good enough, ugly, or worthless. I love to provide a safe and comforting space for clients to process their difficult life experiences, break through cycles of shame, and begin recovery from addictive behaviors, including with eating and embodiment issues. Together, we focus on healing, reclaiming health, practicing intuitive self-care, celebrating your authentic self and beauty, and cultivating self-love.
So many of us have been through traumatic experiences that have left us feeling hopeless, overwhelmed, and falling into unhealthy patterns. We experience an inner critical voice that tells us we are not good enough, ugly, or worthless. I love to provide a safe and comforting space for clients to process their difficult life experiences, break through cycles of shame, and begin recovery from addictive behaviors, including with eating and embodiment issues. Together, we focus on healing, reclaiming health, practicing intuitive self-care, celebrating your authentic self and beauty, and cultivating self-love.
(479) 310-0664 View (479) 310-0664
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Emily C. Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, AR 72701
I am a licensed clinical therapist and owner of Ethos Psychotherapy and Wellness. My goal as a clinical therapist is to help clients explore issues of identity, gain emotional insight, prioritize self-care, eliminate self-defeating habits, and develop healthy boundaries in relationships with others. I specialize in treatment of depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, family of origin issues, OCD, and difficulties with adjusting to significant life transitions. Are you looking to stabilize emotions, improve relationships, achieve personal goals, and transition into a more intentional, mindful and balanced way of life? Let's do this.
I am a licensed clinical therapist and owner of Ethos Psychotherapy and Wellness. My goal as a clinical therapist is to help clients explore issues of identity, gain emotional insight, prioritize self-care, eliminate self-defeating habits, and develop healthy boundaries in relationships with others. I specialize in treatment of depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, family of origin issues, OCD, and difficulties with adjusting to significant life transitions. Are you looking to stabilize emotions, improve relationships, achieve personal goals, and transition into a more intentional, mindful and balanced way of life? Let's do this.
(479) 777-2694 View (479) 777-2694
Photo of Shawn Kispert, Licensed Professional Counselor in Huntsville, AR
Shawn Kispert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CMAT, CSAT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Smith, AR 72903
People truthfully want to be heard. Clients want to know you're listening, validating and joining in their story. Each time a new client comes into my office, I am fully aware they are nervous and do not trust me. It is my job to share enough of myself with you, giving you the necessary comfortable space to feel free to begin to heal. I listen, I listen but when you are anxious or nervous, I ask easy but directive questions. You CAN do this, whatever is stopping you from living the life you want. Together, listening, talking, laughing, crying, sometimes having a bit of chocolate along the way! Come on in....you got this!
People truthfully want to be heard. Clients want to know you're listening, validating and joining in their story. Each time a new client comes into my office, I am fully aware they are nervous and do not trust me. It is my job to share enough of myself with you, giving you the necessary comfortable space to feel free to begin to heal. I listen, I listen but when you are anxious or nervous, I ask easy but directive questions. You CAN do this, whatever is stopping you from living the life you want. Together, listening, talking, laughing, crying, sometimes having a bit of chocolate along the way! Come on in....you got this!
(479) 763-3620 View (479) 763-3620
Photo of Joanna Russell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Huntsville, AR
Joanna Russell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72701  (Online Only)
Your well-being is my top priority. Whether you're navigating through life's twists and turns or striving for personal growth, I am here to offer guidance and support as you work towards your goals. I am passionate about helping individuals work through and process depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, chronic illness, grief, as well as general life transitions and stressors.
Your well-being is my top priority. Whether you're navigating through life's twists and turns or striving for personal growth, I am here to offer guidance and support as you work towards your goals. I am passionate about helping individuals work through and process depression, anxiety, interpersonal relationships, chronic illness, grief, as well as general life transitions and stressors.
(479) 239-9597 View (479) 239-9597
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Mindy Wilkerson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72701
My approach to therapy begins with a belief that we are all wired for connection. Connection happens when we are heard and understood in relationship to others. I engage our work through compassion, curiosity, humor, perspective, and honesty. I believe that creating a space to slow down and tune into our emotions, beliefs, and responses is a primary way to heal, grow, and authentically relate to others. My passion in counseling is to create a relationship built on safety, trust, and hope, where people feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. .
My approach to therapy begins with a belief that we are all wired for connection. Connection happens when we are heard and understood in relationship to others. I engage our work through compassion, curiosity, humor, perspective, and honesty. I believe that creating a space to slow down and tune into our emotions, beliefs, and responses is a primary way to heal, grow, and authentically relate to others. My passion in counseling is to create a relationship built on safety, trust, and hope, where people feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. .
(312) 465-5622 View (312) 465-5622
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Summer Glass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSEd, ET
Verified Verified
Bentonville, AR 72712
I specialize in Equine Therapy as well as traditional office psychotherapy. I take a mindfulness approach to "holding space" for my clients. I also recently completed an externship and Core Skills in Emotion Focused Therapy which allows me to do some pretty tough work with couples seeking joint therapy. I am also undergoing supervision for Trauma Focused CBT.
I specialize in Equine Therapy as well as traditional office psychotherapy. I take a mindfulness approach to "holding space" for my clients. I also recently completed an externship and Core Skills in Emotion Focused Therapy which allows me to do some pretty tough work with couples seeking joint therapy. I am also undergoing supervision for Trauma Focused CBT.
(479) 341-5294 View (479) 341-5294
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Kara Willis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72703
People consider therapy for a variety of reasons & I'm here to help through NWA Therapy's team. My experience working in a hospice setting has helped me learn so much to support and counsel someone as they journey through grief and loss. My work in dialysis has informed me on strategies to help patients manage the emotional stress of chronic illness & medical concerns. Work in a psychiatric hospital exposed me to patients struggling with significant mental health problems. I want to partner with you as we work together through the struggles of life including depression, grief, loss, anxiety, stress, trauma, and life transitions.
People consider therapy for a variety of reasons & I'm here to help through NWA Therapy's team. My experience working in a hospice setting has helped me learn so much to support and counsel someone as they journey through grief and loss. My work in dialysis has informed me on strategies to help patients manage the emotional stress of chronic illness & medical concerns. Work in a psychiatric hospital exposed me to patients struggling with significant mental health problems. I want to partner with you as we work together through the struggles of life including depression, grief, loss, anxiety, stress, trauma, and life transitions.
(479) 239-9024 x1 View (479) 239-9024 x1
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Michelle Carpenter Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, TAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bentonville, AR 72712
Choosing to reach out to a therapist can be scary. Its not easy to talk to someone you don't know, but if you are willing to try, I'll walk through the hard times with you. We can not fix everything overnight, change takes time, but my mission is to help you find a healthy new direction in life. There is strength and potential for growth and change in all of us, but sometimes we just feel stuck and overwhelmed with all life throws at us. You do not have to go it alone, I am here to help.
Choosing to reach out to a therapist can be scary. Its not easy to talk to someone you don't know, but if you are willing to try, I'll walk through the hard times with you. We can not fix everything overnight, change takes time, but my mission is to help you find a healthy new direction in life. There is strength and potential for growth and change in all of us, but sometimes we just feel stuck and overwhelmed with all life throws at us. You do not have to go it alone, I am here to help.
(479) 888-5583 View (479) 888-5583
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Crystal M Mapes
Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72704  (Online Only)
Let's take a moment and acknowledge the courage it takes to make this first step toward healing and growth! Therapy can be challenging, but the journey towards healing is always worth it. As a therapist, I love nothing more than helping my clients navigate difficult emotional, behavioral, and relationship life challenges and watching them find meaning and peace in their lives. Whether my client is an adult navigating life's many hard challenges, or a teenager struggling with their emotions and identity. My goal is to empower them in their unique journey of discovery, growth, and change.
Let's take a moment and acknowledge the courage it takes to make this first step toward healing and growth! Therapy can be challenging, but the journey towards healing is always worth it. As a therapist, I love nothing more than helping my clients navigate difficult emotional, behavioral, and relationship life challenges and watching them find meaning and peace in their lives. Whether my client is an adult navigating life's many hard challenges, or a teenager struggling with their emotions and identity. My goal is to empower them in their unique journey of discovery, growth, and change.
(479) 346-1129 View (479) 346-1129
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Lovelle Gerth-Myers
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Lovelle is a Licensed Associate Counselor and is passionate about working with children and their families. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to meet the needs of each client. Lovelle is well-versed in techniques to assist with depression, anxiety, adjustment, self-esteem, behavioral issues, and a variety of other mental health concerns. Lovelle has received specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy to assist children and families impacted by trauma. She received her Master's in Counseling at John Brown University with an Emphasis in Play Therapy.
Lovelle is a Licensed Associate Counselor and is passionate about working with children and their families. She uses a variety of therapeutic approaches in order to meet the needs of each client. Lovelle is well-versed in techniques to assist with depression, anxiety, adjustment, self-esteem, behavioral issues, and a variety of other mental health concerns. Lovelle has received specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy to assist children and families impacted by trauma. She received her Master's in Counseling at John Brown University with an Emphasis in Play Therapy.
(479) 582-5565 View (479) 582-5565
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Willow Springs Counseling Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Dardanelle, AR 72834
Individuals needing help to move past negative or stressful aspects of life are ideal clients at Willow Springs Counseling! Our clients are typically looking to build skills to navigate through the hurdles life throws at them while keeping internal peace throughout the process. Clients are able to gain confidence in their ability to push through negative events or emotions despite how difficult it seems. Sometimes, individuals might not know what is wrong or even where to start. If you find yourself at this point or are looking for the things listed above, it is a perfect time for you to call us.
Individuals needing help to move past negative or stressful aspects of life are ideal clients at Willow Springs Counseling! Our clients are typically looking to build skills to navigate through the hurdles life throws at them while keeping internal peace throughout the process. Clients are able to gain confidence in their ability to push through negative events or emotions despite how difficult it seems. Sometimes, individuals might not know what is wrong or even where to start. If you find yourself at this point or are looking for the things listed above, it is a perfect time for you to call us.
(479) 322-3975 View (479) 322-3975
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Branden Carr
DO, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Smith, AR 72903  (Online Only)
I am open to helping any individual that needs help with a psychiatric diagnosis. I do not treat acute events that need detox but happy to help sustained sobriety. I am also happy to help with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and many more.
I am open to helping any individual that needs help with a psychiatric diagnosis. I do not treat acute events that need detox but happy to help sustained sobriety. I am also happy to help with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and many more.
(479) 323-2214 View (479) 323-2214
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Rhonda Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Centerton, AR 72719  (Online Only)
Each of us has lived a unique life which has led us to where we are today. Unfortunately, at times we find ourselves on a path that is uncomfortable or even painful. Parenting, depression, stress, relationships, and life transitions often create challenges for us. My 15+ years of experience working with people from diverse circumstances and my training in tested therapy models, have rooted my practice in a deeply felt respect for each of my clients.
Each of us has lived a unique life which has led us to where we are today. Unfortunately, at times we find ourselves on a path that is uncomfortable or even painful. Parenting, depression, stress, relationships, and life transitions often create challenges for us. My 15+ years of experience working with people from diverse circumstances and my training in tested therapy models, have rooted my practice in a deeply felt respect for each of my clients.
(720) 928-3171 View (720) 928-3171

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Huntsville, AR

< 10

Therapists in Huntsville, AR who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Career Counseling
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Ambetter

How Therapists in Huntsville, AR see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Huntsville?

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.