Therapists in Dekalb County, GA

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MLC of Greater Atlanta
MD, MM, MBA, MHSA
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
MLC of Greater Atlanta is Atlanta's Top Holistic, Integrative, & Functional Mental Health Practice. We get to the root causes of problems & symptoms holistically & naturally. We believe that most other approaches fail because they don't reach the root causes of your issues, challenges & symptoms. We empower you to reach your life, personal, relationship & professional goals holistically. Visit our website & read the 100+ 5-Star Reviews! Current Discounts of $50 OFF Initial Consultations & up to $100 OFF Ongoing Coaching & Therapy Sessions!
MLC of Greater Atlanta is Atlanta's Top Holistic, Integrative, & Functional Mental Health Practice. We get to the root causes of problems & symptoms holistically & naturally. We believe that most other approaches fail because they don't reach the root causes of your issues, challenges & symptoms. We empower you to reach your life, personal, relationship & professional goals holistically. Visit our website & read the 100+ 5-Star Reviews! Current Discounts of $50 OFF Initial Consultations & up to $100 OFF Ongoing Coaching & Therapy Sessions!
(404) 341-6360 View (404) 341-6360
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Breathe. Listen. Reflect Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30032  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to providing compassionate and culturally sensitive mental health support to individuals facing a range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and marital issues. I strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, active listening, and evidence-based practices. I recognize that everyone's journey is unique, and I tailor my therapeutic interventions to meet their needs.
I am dedicated to providing compassionate and culturally sensitive mental health support to individuals facing a range of challenges, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and marital issues. I strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. My approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, active listening, and evidence-based practices. I recognize that everyone's journey is unique, and I tailor my therapeutic interventions to meet their needs.
(470) 900-4317 View (470) 900-4317
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Derrick Sykes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30341
Derrick Sykes, Licensed Professional Counselor LGBT African American Male professional that is a part of multiple minority groups that has been through hell and back, ready to encounter others to find their healing. I have learned so much from my personal and professional experience that I am here to help you find the best version of yourself through your therapy journey. Let's get to work and welcome. Self-care and self-esteem issues LGBT Black People who are struggling with gender identity, sexual identity and anxiety depression, among other obstacles.
Derrick Sykes, Licensed Professional Counselor LGBT African American Male professional that is a part of multiple minority groups that has been through hell and back, ready to encounter others to find their healing. I have learned so much from my personal and professional experience that I am here to help you find the best version of yourself through your therapy journey. Let's get to work and welcome. Self-care and self-esteem issues LGBT Black People who are struggling with gender identity, sexual identity and anxiety depression, among other obstacles.
(678) 883-7720 View (678) 883-7720
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Emily Cade
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30030
I am a therapist in Decatur, Georgia who provides services to adolescents & adults. Having spent the past 20+ years working with individuals and families who have experienced life-changing events, I hold a deep understanding of the emotional and psychological impact the twists and turns life can throw your way. Believing that therapy can be a catalyst for lasting change, I strive to provide a safe, welcoming, relaxed environment for clients to share their struggles, their pain, as well as their wins in life.
I am a therapist in Decatur, Georgia who provides services to adolescents & adults. Having spent the past 20+ years working with individuals and families who have experienced life-changing events, I hold a deep understanding of the emotional and psychological impact the twists and turns life can throw your way. Believing that therapy can be a catalyst for lasting change, I strive to provide a safe, welcoming, relaxed environment for clients to share their struggles, their pain, as well as their wins in life.
(470) 748-6566 View (470) 748-6566
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Karen Piering Abbott
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
Individuals, couples and families come to me when they are experiencing pain, feel lost, disconnected or stuck. Initially, we process multiple aspects of your whole being. Through this journey we determine which area or areas of your life are in need of more balance and fulfillment. I strive to take into account the whole person with a style characterized as gentle, warm, engaging, empathic and thought provoking. Our therapeutic relationship is diligently attended to as we work together to create new ways of thinking, feeling, relating and therefore being in the world.
Individuals, couples and families come to me when they are experiencing pain, feel lost, disconnected or stuck. Initially, we process multiple aspects of your whole being. Through this journey we determine which area or areas of your life are in need of more balance and fulfillment. I strive to take into account the whole person with a style characterized as gentle, warm, engaging, empathic and thought provoking. Our therapeutic relationship is diligently attended to as we work together to create new ways of thinking, feeling, relating and therefore being in the world.
(678) 355-8333 View (678) 355-8333
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Broadstreet Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucker, GA 30085  (Online Only)
Welcome, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for aiding adults as they navigate the complexities of life. Each individual’s journey is unique, and I offer a tailored approach to therapy, ensuring that your needs and goals are met with utmost compassion and precision. If you’re navigating life changes, facing relationship or family concerns, or simply seeking clarity and growth, I’m here to help.
Welcome, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for aiding adults as they navigate the complexities of life. Each individual’s journey is unique, and I offer a tailored approach to therapy, ensuring that your needs and goals are met with utmost compassion and precision. If you’re navigating life changes, facing relationship or family concerns, or simply seeking clarity and growth, I’m here to help.
(770) 824-3468 View (770) 824-3468
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Kathy M. Glover
MS, CAMS, TOT, CPLC, SGS
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30034
My name is Koach Kathy, I am here to help you be successful in the Game of Life. Life is full of transitions. During transitions support is extremely valuable. I am here to support you during your transitions. Women in transition! Men in transition! Being successful in love, divorce, parenting, empty nest, caregiver for parent, child going to school, child leaving school, losing a parent. Transitions, transitions, transitions! I am here to support you! Change is challenging! There are no written instruction on love, parenting, being a partner or being a caregiver. Please allow me to support you through the challenges that life presents.
My name is Koach Kathy, I am here to help you be successful in the Game of Life. Life is full of transitions. During transitions support is extremely valuable. I am here to support you during your transitions. Women in transition! Men in transition! Being successful in love, divorce, parenting, empty nest, caregiver for parent, child going to school, child leaving school, losing a parent. Transitions, transitions, transitions! I am here to support you! Change is challenging! There are no written instruction on love, parenting, being a partner or being a caregiver. Please allow me to support you through the challenges that life presents.
(678) 506-2668 View (678) 506-2668
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Tiffany Haya Devonish
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
I work with clients in the following areas: Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions (new moms, marriage, divorce, etc.) Self-Esteem, Couples Counseling, Maternal Mental Health, Pre-Marital Counseling, Co-parenting, Grief, ENM Relationship dynamics, Imposter Syndrome, Feeling Stuck
I work with clients in the following areas: Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions (new moms, marriage, divorce, etc.) Self-Esteem, Couples Counseling, Maternal Mental Health, Pre-Marital Counseling, Co-parenting, Grief, ENM Relationship dynamics, Imposter Syndrome, Feeling Stuck
(470) 619-5543 View (470) 619-5543
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Jessica L Schmoll
Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30346
There are many gifts with being a therapist, including being witness to significant, positive change. I have worked since 2005 with many individuals facing mental health challenges, difficult life transitions, and challenging relationships of all kinds. I have also had a career in the business arena holding leadership positions, so I am uniquely able to offer insight and guidance surrounding navigating work and how our lives can be both positively or negatively impacted by what we do (boundaries, communication, work/life balance, etc.).
There are many gifts with being a therapist, including being witness to significant, positive change. I have worked since 2005 with many individuals facing mental health challenges, difficult life transitions, and challenging relationships of all kinds. I have also had a career in the business arena holding leadership positions, so I am uniquely able to offer insight and guidance surrounding navigating work and how our lives can be both positively or negatively impacted by what we do (boundaries, communication, work/life balance, etc.).
(678) 443-2158 View (678) 443-2158
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Gabriella Guy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30345
Hello and welcome! I am excited to support you or your child through this stressful experience of being human at times. I believe healing begins by tuning in to ourselves and becoming more aware of our powerful and intuitive body systems. These systems let us know when something is wrong and if we feel safe in a challenging situation. By learning our body/brain connection, I have felt and observed the power it has in improving regulation and managing overwhelming emotions.
Hello and welcome! I am excited to support you or your child through this stressful experience of being human at times. I believe healing begins by tuning in to ourselves and becoming more aware of our powerful and intuitive body systems. These systems let us know when something is wrong and if we feel safe in a challenging situation. By learning our body/brain connection, I have felt and observed the power it has in improving regulation and managing overwhelming emotions.
(770) 501-6944 View (770) 501-6944
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Janie B Mardis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30345
It is human to get lost and feel isolated at times, but from an evolutionary perspective, humans weren't built to heal in isolation. Stress, grief, and life transitions are all normal, but how we navigate them can determine whether anxiety, depression, or isolation follow. My nonjudgmental, research-informed approach supports clients in healing through diligent practice, secure connection, mutual respect, and clear-eyed self-reflection. Clients are safe to explore their full selfhood, to view challenge as a normal part of growth, to learn concrete tools for comfort and safety, and to grow secure and joyous in their authentic selves.
It is human to get lost and feel isolated at times, but from an evolutionary perspective, humans weren't built to heal in isolation. Stress, grief, and life transitions are all normal, but how we navigate them can determine whether anxiety, depression, or isolation follow. My nonjudgmental, research-informed approach supports clients in healing through diligent practice, secure connection, mutual respect, and clear-eyed self-reflection. Clients are safe to explore their full selfhood, to view challenge as a normal part of growth, to learn concrete tools for comfort and safety, and to grow secure and joyous in their authentic selves.
(770) 637-9737 View (770) 637-9737
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Destiny Thomas Huff
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30345
Hi, I am Destiny Huff, MS, LPC, CPCS is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. My approach to therapy is that this is your journey, your process, and your safe space. Choosing to come to therapy is not easy but it's important that you recognize the strength in asking for help and gaining the tools that you need to grow. I'm here to help you do that! Destiny uses a person centered and cognitive behavioral approach with a multicultural and trauma lens to assist clients who may need extra help navigating life's stressors and transitions or assistance implementing new coping skills.
Hi, I am Destiny Huff, MS, LPC, CPCS is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. My approach to therapy is that this is your journey, your process, and your safe space. Choosing to come to therapy is not easy but it's important that you recognize the strength in asking for help and gaining the tools that you need to grow. I'm here to help you do that! Destiny uses a person centered and cognitive behavioral approach with a multicultural and trauma lens to assist clients who may need extra help navigating life's stressors and transitions or assistance implementing new coping skills.
(470) 802-2691 View (470) 802-2691
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Stephanie Lynn Roach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
Building on over 20 years of nonprofit social work with older adults and families, I am committed to a clinical practice that focuses on serving this unique population. I believe that growing older is a process of continual growth and that seeking therapy as a part of that growth is good for your health, your relationships, and your life. In my work with family caregivers, I provide critical emotional and practical support to help you to better cope with the challenges of supporting an older family member while setting good boundaries and practicing essential self care.
Building on over 20 years of nonprofit social work with older adults and families, I am committed to a clinical practice that focuses on serving this unique population. I believe that growing older is a process of continual growth and that seeking therapy as a part of that growth is good for your health, your relationships, and your life. In my work with family caregivers, I provide critical emotional and practical support to help you to better cope with the challenges of supporting an older family member while setting good boundaries and practicing essential self care.
(678) 573-4651 View (678) 573-4651
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Natalie Stadnick-Uhl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Slogging through the challenges of a chronic illness? Frustrated that your colleagues seem to "have it all together" and you're just hanging in there? Or, maybe you've recently discovered that you or your child is neurodiverse.
Slogging through the challenges of a chronic illness? Frustrated that your colleagues seem to "have it all together" and you're just hanging in there? Or, maybe you've recently discovered that you or your child is neurodiverse.
(770) 691-0625 View (770) 691-0625
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H. Scott Gordon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30340
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. I have served in the capacity of clinician, teacher, coach, and mentor to adults, adolescents, and children. I am the founder and CEO of two organizations (A Safe Space LLC and Camp Mdogo Kondo). A Safe Space LLC, is designed to eradicate the stigma of mental health in our communities by providing a safe space to share emotions and feelings. Camp Mdogo Kondo (Young Warriors), a youth summer camp for at-risk boys.
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. I have served in the capacity of clinician, teacher, coach, and mentor to adults, adolescents, and children. I am the founder and CEO of two organizations (A Safe Space LLC and Camp Mdogo Kondo). A Safe Space LLC, is designed to eradicate the stigma of mental health in our communities by providing a safe space to share emotions and feelings. Camp Mdogo Kondo (Young Warriors), a youth summer camp for at-risk boys.
(470) 837-2648 View (470) 837-2648
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Katie Ann Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Decatur, GA 30032
Not accepting new clients
Our unique life experiences play an integral part in our individual growth and development. Sometimes, our life stories can take unexpected turns and twists that may include emotional and physical difficulties. I have a thriving passion in helping you reach your health and healing goals as we face life’s challenges together. I fully attend to each client’s needs, interweaving clear presence with practiced skill. Using a relationship-focused approach, I focus sessions on a strong cognitive-behavioral framework. It is my goal to meet each client where they are on their life journey and nurture growth through your identified goals.
Our unique life experiences play an integral part in our individual growth and development. Sometimes, our life stories can take unexpected turns and twists that may include emotional and physical difficulties. I have a thriving passion in helping you reach your health and healing goals as we face life’s challenges together. I fully attend to each client’s needs, interweaving clear presence with practiced skill. Using a relationship-focused approach, I focus sessions on a strong cognitive-behavioral framework. It is my goal to meet each client where they are on their life journey and nurture growth through your identified goals.
(404) 528-1675 View (404) 528-1675
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Jason Bussey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CM, CLC
Verified Verified
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Are you happy? Do you have questions that you just can’t seem to answer? Is there a feeling of disconnection or distraction? Do you feel like a spectator in your own life? These questions and many more face us all…. maybe more succinctly put …. Are you living your best life? As a counselor, coach, and mentor, my passion is helping you and your family answer that ultimate question with a resounding YES! In life we all struggle with our emotional health from time to time and through solution focused and cognitive behavioral counseling I work with you, my client, to resolve these concerns and promote growth.
Are you happy? Do you have questions that you just can’t seem to answer? Is there a feeling of disconnection or distraction? Do you feel like a spectator in your own life? These questions and many more face us all…. maybe more succinctly put …. Are you living your best life? As a counselor, coach, and mentor, my passion is helping you and your family answer that ultimate question with a resounding YES! In life we all struggle with our emotional health from time to time and through solution focused and cognitive behavioral counseling I work with you, my client, to resolve these concerns and promote growth.
(470) 354-0592 View (470) 354-0592
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Morgan Caseman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Decatur, GA 30030
Client's struggling with life transitions, relationship problems, experiencing painful emotions. I commonly treat adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use issues. I strive to empower clients through developing greater self-awareness, acceptance and motivation to accomplish their goals. Therapy is a powerful tool that anyone can benefit from when the courage and motivation is present.
Client's struggling with life transitions, relationship problems, experiencing painful emotions. I commonly treat adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use issues. I strive to empower clients through developing greater self-awareness, acceptance and motivation to accomplish their goals. Therapy is a powerful tool that anyone can benefit from when the courage and motivation is present.
(404) 586-4354 View (404) 586-4354
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Jennifer Gaul
Counselor, LAPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
Jennifer Gaul is an Associate Professional Counselor. She graduated from Walden University holding two master's degrees in psychology and counseling and a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Alabama. Jennifer believes in an eclectic approach to therapy, understanding the uniqueness of each individual. The focus on psychodynamic therapy, CBT, and family systems are utilized as foundational modalities for self-awareness to help alleviate internal conflict. Jennifer is also a trained EMDR therapist focusing on anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Jennifer Gaul is an Associate Professional Counselor. She graduated from Walden University holding two master's degrees in psychology and counseling and a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Alabama. Jennifer believes in an eclectic approach to therapy, understanding the uniqueness of each individual. The focus on psychodynamic therapy, CBT, and family systems are utilized as foundational modalities for self-awareness to help alleviate internal conflict. Jennifer is also a trained EMDR therapist focusing on anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(470) 291-5960 View (470) 291-5960
Photo of Melissa Dickinson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dekalb County, GA
Melissa Dickinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30317
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is a chance to cultivate a healthy relationship with a professional who will allow you to grow and explore new ways of being. I work with you to create a safe space, so that we can make real progress on the issues that matter to you.
Therapy is a chance to cultivate a healthy relationship with a professional who will allow you to grow and explore new ways of being. I work with you to create a safe space, so that we can make real progress on the issues that matter to you.
(706) 508-4993 View (706) 508-4993

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Number of Therapists in Dekalb County, GA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Dekalb County, GA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
65% Stress
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Dekalb County, GA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dekalb County?

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

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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.