Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Robert Vore
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305
I'm passionate about adolescents and young adults (ages 12-30ish), understanding that these periods of life can be hard for most of us. If you're a teenager, college student, or young professional who's feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stuck, or wrestling with things like identity, self-esteem, or life transitions, I'd love to help. I believe in the strength of young people to work and grow through issues like depression, suicidality, anxiety, transitional issues, academic or social pressures, and more!
I'm passionate about adolescents and young adults (ages 12-30ish), understanding that these periods of life can be hard for most of us. If you're a teenager, college student, or young professional who's feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stuck, or wrestling with things like identity, self-esteem, or life transitions, I'd love to help. I believe in the strength of young people to work and grow through issues like depression, suicidality, anxiety, transitional issues, academic or social pressures, and more!
(770) 809-1495 View (770) 809-1495
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Desirea Russell @acw Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MBA, CRC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30310
I realized that we all have something that we want to work on within ourselves. I want to thank you for choosing me to help you on your journey to doing just that. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is dedicated to providing quality psychotherapy for those looking to reinvest in themselves. My clinical areas of specialty include individual/family counseling, addiction, trauma, and depression and anxiety.
I realized that we all have something that we want to work on within ourselves. I want to thank you for choosing me to help you on your journey to doing just that. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is dedicated to providing quality psychotherapy for those looking to reinvest in themselves. My clinical areas of specialty include individual/family counseling, addiction, trauma, and depression and anxiety.
(404) 476-5498 View (404) 476-5498
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Errick Thornton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCII
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Georgia with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, depression, trauma and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. As a therapist, I have been able to help adolescences who are struggling with academic-related stress, bullying, peer pressure, family issues, past traumas, parenting styles, and other problems that all contribute to a person's mental health or overall wellbeing.
I am licensed in Georgia with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, depression, trauma and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. As a therapist, I have been able to help adolescences who are struggling with academic-related stress, bullying, peer pressure, family issues, past traumas, parenting styles, and other problems that all contribute to a person's mental health or overall wellbeing.
(404) 882-7436 View (404) 882-7436
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Emmy Hendrix
Counselor, APC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30324
As a therapist, I strive to create an environment where my clients feel heard, understood and are supported in the development of authenticity. I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, and life transitions and enjoy working with individuals from teens through adulthood. I use person-centered therapy as well as CBT.
As a therapist, I strive to create an environment where my clients feel heard, understood and are supported in the development of authenticity. I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, and life transitions and enjoy working with individuals from teens through adulthood. I use person-centered therapy as well as CBT.
(678) 883-2343 View (678) 883-2343
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Lauren Manning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30305  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
"Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals." -Pema Chodron
"Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals." -Pema Chodron
(770) 874-6957 View (770) 874-6957
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Bianca Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339  (Online Only)
Maybe, on paper, you’re successful, well-accomplished, and admired, but others don’t see that you are often overwhelmed with imposter syndrome and a general feeling of not being good enough. It could be that you desire healthy relationships, but can’t quite figure out what’s blocking you from having the emotional intimacy that you desire. Perhaps you recognize patterns of trauma in your family and you’re ready to interrupt the patterns. Or, your life may not be in complete crisis, but you want to be sure that you are addressing areas that may be preventing you from living your life to the fullest.
Maybe, on paper, you’re successful, well-accomplished, and admired, but others don’t see that you are often overwhelmed with imposter syndrome and a general feeling of not being good enough. It could be that you desire healthy relationships, but can’t quite figure out what’s blocking you from having the emotional intimacy that you desire. Perhaps you recognize patterns of trauma in your family and you’re ready to interrupt the patterns. Or, your life may not be in complete crisis, but you want to be sure that you are addressing areas that may be preventing you from living your life to the fullest.
(678) 666-0735 View (678) 666-0735
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Talia Auslin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30324  (Online Only)
Hey! I'm Talia Auslin, and I'm an open minded, empathetic, and supportive therapist with 9 years of experience in the mental health field. In times when you might be feeling alone, stuck, or in a negative headspace, it’s so important to have a safe space to be able to share your thoughts and feelings - especially with a professional who is willing to help, support, and validate your current reality. If that is what you’re looking for, then I am your person. When working with you, my goal is to meet your individual needs by using a non-judgmental, person-centered, multicultural, and holistic approach.
Hey! I'm Talia Auslin, and I'm an open minded, empathetic, and supportive therapist with 9 years of experience in the mental health field. In times when you might be feeling alone, stuck, or in a negative headspace, it’s so important to have a safe space to be able to share your thoughts and feelings - especially with a professional who is willing to help, support, and validate your current reality. If that is what you’re looking for, then I am your person. When working with you, my goal is to meet your individual needs by using a non-judgmental, person-centered, multicultural, and holistic approach.
(404) 666-8185 View (404) 666-8185
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Watson Behavioral Health Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339  (Online Only)
Your new journey starts at Watson Behavioral Health where you will get a combination of therapeutic interventions that are tactical and beneficial to many of life's stresses.
Your new journey starts at Watson Behavioral Health where you will get a combination of therapeutic interventions that are tactical and beneficial to many of life's stresses.
(770) 574-4843 View (770) 574-4843
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Lauren Ramos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30312
My practice primarily focuses on helping people who struggle in relationships. I use attachment theory to identify the type of dysfunction/trauma you adapted to early in life. These adaptations often create dysfunction or dissatisfaction in your relationships as an adult. We focus on how you attach to partners, peers, work, and yourself in ways that reflect your past and work on changing them in the present.
My practice primarily focuses on helping people who struggle in relationships. I use attachment theory to identify the type of dysfunction/trauma you adapted to early in life. These adaptations often create dysfunction or dissatisfaction in your relationships as an adult. We focus on how you attach to partners, peers, work, and yourself in ways that reflect your past and work on changing them in the present.
(678) 506-7592 View (678) 506-7592
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Sophia Aguirre
Psychologist, PhD, CGP, FAGPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309
I have a passion for helping individuals establish more satisfying, authentic relationships with others and with themselves. My goal is to create a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment that fosters well-being, healing, and growth. I strive to establish a collaborative, empowering atmosphere that strikes the balance between support and challenge. My style is generally warm, direct, and transparent. I am an empathetic listener and actively participate in sessions by sharing my observations, fostering insight, and sharing practical feedback to help my clients find relief and to effectively address the challenges of life.
I have a passion for helping individuals establish more satisfying, authentic relationships with others and with themselves. My goal is to create a safe, supportive, therapeutic environment that fosters well-being, healing, and growth. I strive to establish a collaborative, empowering atmosphere that strikes the balance between support and challenge. My style is generally warm, direct, and transparent. I am an empathetic listener and actively participate in sessions by sharing my observations, fostering insight, and sharing practical feedback to help my clients find relief and to effectively address the challenges of life.
(404) 565-4385 View (404) 565-4385
Photo of Caroline Bozarth, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA
Caroline Bozarth
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30309
Caroline Bozarth is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2018. She received her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University and her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University. Caroline sees adults for individual therapy. She works with clients on a wide range of issues, including life changes, mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression, and substance abuse concerns. Caroline. Caroline employs a person-centered approach, often complementing talk therapy with DBT interventions. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys walking, reading, gardening, and cooking.
Caroline Bozarth is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has been practicing since 2018. She received her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University and her Bachelor of Arts from Duke University. Caroline sees adults for individual therapy. She works with clients on a wide range of issues, including life changes, mental health symptoms such as anxiety and depression, and substance abuse concerns. Caroline. Caroline employs a person-centered approach, often complementing talk therapy with DBT interventions. In her spare time, Caroline enjoys walking, reading, gardening, and cooking.
(404) 982-4226 View (404) 982-4226
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Teresa Carter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30326  (Online Only)
Moving through day-to-day life can sometimes seem almost confounding; like ‘wow, how did life become so difficult!’ Experiencing major life transitions may sometimes be at the forefront; although, often times there is no obvious explanation for the overwhelming feelings that can completely upset life balance and emotional wellbeing. Sometimes the tools that were effective in managing life stressors in the past just no longer seem to work. I invite you to schedule a session with me and look forward to assisting you in working through whatever is challenging or interfering with your being the best you and ‘living your very best life.
Moving through day-to-day life can sometimes seem almost confounding; like ‘wow, how did life become so difficult!’ Experiencing major life transitions may sometimes be at the forefront; although, often times there is no obvious explanation for the overwhelming feelings that can completely upset life balance and emotional wellbeing. Sometimes the tools that were effective in managing life stressors in the past just no longer seem to work. I invite you to schedule a session with me and look forward to assisting you in working through whatever is challenging or interfering with your being the best you and ‘living your very best life.
(470) 472-9425 View (470) 472-9425
Photo of Lisa Talley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Atlanta, GA
Lisa Talley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30316  (Online Only)
Is life lifing? Are you experiencing life in a way you never have before? Are you having a hard time finding work/life balance? I'm Lisa Talley, a passionate provider who is dedicated to the overall well-being of my clients. I assist my clients with managing stress, reducing anxiety, and working through life experiences. You're the expert in your life. Just think of me as your assistant. An assistant who has a natural ability to aid in identifying problems and facilitate focus on solutions to reach optimum outcomes.
Is life lifing? Are you experiencing life in a way you never have before? Are you having a hard time finding work/life balance? I'm Lisa Talley, a passionate provider who is dedicated to the overall well-being of my clients. I assist my clients with managing stress, reducing anxiety, and working through life experiences. You're the expert in your life. Just think of me as your assistant. An assistant who has a natural ability to aid in identifying problems and facilitate focus on solutions to reach optimum outcomes.
(678) 712-2511 View (678) 712-2511
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Jade Graver
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
I assist individuals (adults and adolescents) & people in relationships with embracing and navigating their emotions in a society that often stigmatizes such expressions. My approach is particularly beneficial for those with non-conforming identities, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, kink, and poly communities. Additionally, I offer support to Black people navigating strained parental relationships, people of Caribbean descent, people with ADHD, and those who have been labeled or feel 'too sensitive.' My mission is to foster self-acceptance and equip clients with the skills to navigate their identities amidst societal expectations.
I assist individuals (adults and adolescents) & people in relationships with embracing and navigating their emotions in a society that often stigmatizes such expressions. My approach is particularly beneficial for those with non-conforming identities, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, kink, and poly communities. Additionally, I offer support to Black people navigating strained parental relationships, people of Caribbean descent, people with ADHD, and those who have been labeled or feel 'too sensitive.' My mission is to foster self-acceptance and equip clients with the skills to navigate their identities amidst societal expectations.
(404) 919-8761 View (404) 919-8761
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Jahna Shiovitz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30305
Welcome! I am so glad you are here! If you are seeking support on your journey through addiction recovery or feeling stuck in recurring patterns of conflict, I am here to help. My goal is to guide you in forming deeper connections with yourself, your partner, and your loved ones. Together, we'll unravel the patterns that keep you feeling stuck, make sense of them, and nurture a richer bond with yourself and your relationships. In our sessions, I strive to create a welcoming and accepting environment where you feel at ease exploring your thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
Welcome! I am so glad you are here! If you are seeking support on your journey through addiction recovery or feeling stuck in recurring patterns of conflict, I am here to help. My goal is to guide you in forming deeper connections with yourself, your partner, and your loved ones. Together, we'll unravel the patterns that keep you feeling stuck, make sense of them, and nurture a richer bond with yourself and your relationships. In our sessions, I strive to create a welcoming and accepting environment where you feel at ease exploring your thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
(470) 719-4648 View (470) 719-4648
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Elizabeth Rogers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFA, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30318
I see children, adolescents, and adults for psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. The concerns and desires of my clients are the heart of my practice. I provide a space for each individual to speak freely and confidentially, and I listen in a way that allows the course of treatment to be oriented to each individual. I work with all ages beginning with children at age 4. I specialize in working with Complex Trauma, PTSD, anxiety and panic disorders, mood disorders (includes depression), and issues with identity and sexuality. I work with individuals and couples.
I see children, adolescents, and adults for psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. The concerns and desires of my clients are the heart of my practice. I provide a space for each individual to speak freely and confidentially, and I listen in a way that allows the course of treatment to be oriented to each individual. I work with all ages beginning with children at age 4. I specialize in working with Complex Trauma, PTSD, anxiety and panic disorders, mood disorders (includes depression), and issues with identity and sexuality. I work with individuals and couples.
(404) 982-4015 View (404) 982-4015
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Christy Metz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30350  (Online Only)
Christy Metz is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. She has 21 years of experience in treating individuals enduring mild to severe mental health issues. She wants to help those who are wanting to overcome the obstacles and issues they feel are adversely affecting their daily lives. She thrives on being able to not only empower her clients but help them improve their ability to recognize how certain thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, can impact their ability to cope with various life stressors.
Christy Metz is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. She has 21 years of experience in treating individuals enduring mild to severe mental health issues. She wants to help those who are wanting to overcome the obstacles and issues they feel are adversely affecting their daily lives. She thrives on being able to not only empower her clients but help them improve their ability to recognize how certain thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, can impact their ability to cope with various life stressors.
(678) 737-2633 View (678) 737-2633
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Adrienne Tarrence
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30339
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. I believe in providing a safe space for my clients to navigate their mental health and wellness journey. I strive to empower clients to gain insight and awareness around their emotions, behaviors, and relational patterns. I guide clients in exploring a deeper understanding of the root of their issues. I operate from a person-centered orientation, expressing empathy and unconditional positive regard for my clients. I view clients through a trauma-informed and multicultural lens. I specialize in working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and PTSD.
Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. I believe in providing a safe space for my clients to navigate their mental health and wellness journey. I strive to empower clients to gain insight and awareness around their emotions, behaviors, and relational patterns. I guide clients in exploring a deeper understanding of the root of their issues. I operate from a person-centered orientation, expressing empathy and unconditional positive regard for my clients. I view clients through a trauma-informed and multicultural lens. I specialize in working with clients who experience anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and PTSD.
(678) 658-3144 View (678) 658-3144
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Lavonda Williams
MS, CPS-MH, CPS-AD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30315
How can I support you with your mental health or addiction? I became a mental health professional after struggling with my own mental health challenges and addiction for 25 years. I approach healing from the perspective of my own lived experience. With over 10 years practicing therapy support, I bring a holistic person centered approach. I earned a Master's in Psychology with a concentration in Addictions Counseling from Kaplan University in 2013. I was certified as a Peer Specialist in 2017 and as a CPS- Addictive Diseases the following year. I believe that If I can do it, you can too!
How can I support you with your mental health or addiction? I became a mental health professional after struggling with my own mental health challenges and addiction for 25 years. I approach healing from the perspective of my own lived experience. With over 10 years practicing therapy support, I bring a holistic person centered approach. I earned a Master's in Psychology with a concentration in Addictions Counseling from Kaplan University in 2013. I was certified as a Peer Specialist in 2017 and as a CPS- Addictive Diseases the following year. I believe that If I can do it, you can too!
(678) 824-6819 View (678) 824-6819
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Chavalle Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30309
Making the decision to start therapy is one of the most courageous steps in one’s healing journey. Through providing a safe, affirming, warm, and collaborative environment; I hope to empower clients to bring their fullest self into the room so that they can make long lasting changes and live in accordance with their desired life. Utilizing a holistic approach, I welcome humor, creativity, and all components that make clients who they are. I view therapy through the lens that clients are the expert of their own personal experiences, and my role is to help support them as they journey through discovery, healing, and transformation.
Making the decision to start therapy is one of the most courageous steps in one’s healing journey. Through providing a safe, affirming, warm, and collaborative environment; I hope to empower clients to bring their fullest self into the room so that they can make long lasting changes and live in accordance with their desired life. Utilizing a holistic approach, I welcome humor, creativity, and all components that make clients who they are. I view therapy through the lens that clients are the expert of their own personal experiences, and my role is to help support them as they journey through discovery, healing, and transformation.
(404) 999-0967 View (404) 999-0967

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Atlanta, GA

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Atlanta, GA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
76% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
67% Stress
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Atlanta, GA see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Atlanta?

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.