Therapists in Marietta, GA

Photo of Dominique T. Green, LAPC, NCC, MS
Dominique T. Green
Associate Professional Counselor, LAPC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30064
Are you feeling overwhelmed by emotions, hopeless, or uncertain about your future? Are depleting relationships making it hard to trust yourself and others, leaving your feelings and needs sidelined? Do you struggle to recognize yourself in this current season of life? Perhaps you feel misunderstood by your partner or like you're drifting apart instead of growing together. If you're losing connection with yourself or your spouse, feeling lost, struggling with your decision-making and unsure where to turn, I'm here for you. As your therapist, you no longer have to face your challenges alone; we can work it out together.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by emotions, hopeless, or uncertain about your future? Are depleting relationships making it hard to trust yourself and others, leaving your feelings and needs sidelined? Do you struggle to recognize yourself in this current season of life? Perhaps you feel misunderstood by your partner or like you're drifting apart instead of growing together. If you're losing connection with yourself or your spouse, feeling lost, struggling with your decision-making and unsure where to turn, I'm here for you. As your therapist, you no longer have to face your challenges alone; we can work it out together.
(678) 944-8993 View (678) 944-8993
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Jason S Rhoads
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30062
Recover your life! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in addictions, anxiety, depression, situational change, relationship issues, and codependency. I understand that life can be very confusing and painful at times.
Recover your life! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in addictions, anxiety, depression, situational change, relationship issues, and codependency. I understand that life can be very confusing and painful at times.
(404) 724-8319 View (404) 724-8319
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Colleen Walsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30064
Waitlist for new clients
Ready for a change? Navigating a difficult situation? Reaching out for help can be both scary and life-changing. I am here to assist people in healing what is holding them back.
Ready for a change? Navigating a difficult situation? Reaching out for help can be both scary and life-changing. I am here to assist people in healing what is holding them back.
(770) 288-5773 View (770) 288-5773
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A Breath Of Fresh Air Counseling Llc
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30060  (Online Only)
NOW Licensed in Missouri & Georgia - My ultimate goal as an LPC is to assist my clients in living their absolute best life. Depression, anxiety, lack of self-esteem, past trauma, and hurt are all factors that could be prohibiting an individual from being happy and living their best life. These concerns and more are addressed in our sessions. Thinking patterns, toxic behaviors, belief systems and relationships will be explored. You deserve the best out of life, so why not take a step in that direction. I will do the utmost so that you may achieve your goals. Now Licensed in MO and accepting Missouri clients.
NOW Licensed in Missouri & Georgia - My ultimate goal as an LPC is to assist my clients in living their absolute best life. Depression, anxiety, lack of self-esteem, past trauma, and hurt are all factors that could be prohibiting an individual from being happy and living their best life. These concerns and more are addressed in our sessions. Thinking patterns, toxic behaviors, belief systems and relationships will be explored. You deserve the best out of life, so why not take a step in that direction. I will do the utmost so that you may achieve your goals. Now Licensed in MO and accepting Missouri clients.
(404) 382-5829 View (404) 382-5829
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Claire E Gropman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACRPS
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30062
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently seeing clients in-person and Via Zoom. Substance Use, Depression, and Anxiety have all increased due to the pandemic. Just not feeling good and not sure why? Let’s figure it out together. We will set goals and make a plan to start feeling relief within 30 days. I am a Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist. Maybe you are concerned for a family member? I have 27 years experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and the last ten years I have worked in Behavioral Health Hospitals. Call now for a free consultation!
I am currently seeing clients in-person and Via Zoom. Substance Use, Depression, and Anxiety have all increased due to the pandemic. Just not feeling good and not sure why? Let’s figure it out together. We will set goals and make a plan to start feeling relief within 30 days. I am a Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist. Maybe you are concerned for a family member? I have 27 years experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and the last ten years I have worked in Behavioral Health Hospitals. Call now for a free consultation!
(404) 800-9222 View (404) 800-9222
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Claire LaBriola
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, JD
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30064  (Online Only)
If you have stumbled upon my page, I imagine you might be feeling alone, overwhelmed, or even hopeless. Maybe you are tired of engaging in the same cycles over and over only to end up feeling worse and worse. It could be that you wish you had a different relationship to your body, food, or exercise. It is possible you have felt "different" than others and are considering if you might be neurodivergent. Regardless of how you came across this page, I am happy you did. I am here to help. My aim is to create a safe environment for growth and exploration.
If you have stumbled upon my page, I imagine you might be feeling alone, overwhelmed, or even hopeless. Maybe you are tired of engaging in the same cycles over and over only to end up feeling worse and worse. It could be that you wish you had a different relationship to your body, food, or exercise. It is possible you have felt "different" than others and are considering if you might be neurodivergent. Regardless of how you came across this page, I am happy you did. I am here to help. My aim is to create a safe environment for growth and exploration.
(678) 325-2326 View (678) 325-2326
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Bonnett Dulaney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30008  (Online Only)
The road to a better life begins here. I listen. I believe that being a good listener is key to understanding my patients. My priority is to be psychologically and emotionally present with my patients. I listen effectively and I listen to learn. I offer solution- based therapy techniques in the first session that will begin your journey to a better life immediately. You want you to feel heard, seen, and respected. I see crying as an essential part of mental hygiene. If you apply the therapeutic tools that I will teach you, truly a better life begins here. Honoring my client's human dignity is key.
The road to a better life begins here. I listen. I believe that being a good listener is key to understanding my patients. My priority is to be psychologically and emotionally present with my patients. I listen effectively and I listen to learn. I offer solution- based therapy techniques in the first session that will begin your journey to a better life immediately. You want you to feel heard, seen, and respected. I see crying as an essential part of mental hygiene. If you apply the therapeutic tools that I will teach you, truly a better life begins here. Honoring my client's human dignity is key.
(678) 619-2152 View (678) 619-2152
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Taijah Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30064  (Online Only)
Are you a mom who feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Are you a mom who feels anxious about motherhood, wondering if you're doing it all right? Have you been feeling depressed, like you've lost yourself in the chaos of it all? Are you a mom who lacks support, feeling like you're navigating this journey alone? Are you a mom who's been feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and burnt out? Whether you're a new mom or an experienced one, navigating motherhood can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. While motherhood is beautiful, it often comes with the heavy burden of postpartum depression, anxiety, stress, and high exp
Are you a mom who feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Are you a mom who feels anxious about motherhood, wondering if you're doing it all right? Have you been feeling depressed, like you've lost yourself in the chaos of it all? Are you a mom who lacks support, feeling like you're navigating this journey alone? Are you a mom who's been feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and burnt out? Whether you're a new mom or an experienced one, navigating motherhood can be both exhilarating and overwhelming. While motherhood is beautiful, it often comes with the heavy burden of postpartum depression, anxiety, stress, and high exp
(678) 841-7536 View (678) 841-7536
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Keir Brady
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30062
You are seeking a therapist because you want to make your life and relationships better. You may feel discouraged and feel helpless as to how to improve things. The good news is that individual or couples therapy can help. Through therapy, I can help you free yourself from stress and struggle. Together we can work to heal your pain, create the relationships that you want, improve your self-esteem, and build a more fulfilling life. I can help you develop more compassion for your pain and be kinder to yourself so you can feel more hopeful about your life and relationships.
You are seeking a therapist because you want to make your life and relationships better. You may feel discouraged and feel helpless as to how to improve things. The good news is that individual or couples therapy can help. Through therapy, I can help you free yourself from stress and struggle. Together we can work to heal your pain, create the relationships that you want, improve your self-esteem, and build a more fulfilling life. I can help you develop more compassion for your pain and be kinder to yourself so you can feel more hopeful about your life and relationships.
(404) 341-4163 View (404) 341-4163
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Pam Kretzmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30062
I believe that people get stuck at different times in life. I hope to partner and guide my clients into a more conflict free space. Therapy looks different for everyone. Some people find solutions in only a few sessions, while others need more time to reach a goal. Some benefit from empathy and listening, while others require concrete strategies to overcome obstacles. Many prefer a combination of the two, but it is always a joint effort. My approach is warm and accepting, with a little humor when appropriate.
I believe that people get stuck at different times in life. I hope to partner and guide my clients into a more conflict free space. Therapy looks different for everyone. Some people find solutions in only a few sessions, while others need more time to reach a goal. Some benefit from empathy and listening, while others require concrete strategies to overcome obstacles. Many prefer a combination of the two, but it is always a joint effort. My approach is warm and accepting, with a little humor when appropriate.
(678) 403-6063 View (678) 403-6063
Photo of Taylor Pastor, APC, NCC, MA, Counselor
Taylor Pastor
Counselor, APC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30067
Finding a path to healing and joy can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to navigate it alone. As a trauma-informed therapist, I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families navigate through the intricacies of complex trauma, chronic pain/illness, grief, and difficult relationship dynamics. My expertise lies in creating a safe space where you feel welcome to explore all the parts of your story and cultivate resilience. I provide a space for individuals to pause, process, and heal.
Finding a path to healing and joy can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to navigate it alone. As a trauma-informed therapist, I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families navigate through the intricacies of complex trauma, chronic pain/illness, grief, and difficult relationship dynamics. My expertise lies in creating a safe space where you feel welcome to explore all the parts of your story and cultivate resilience. I provide a space for individuals to pause, process, and heal.
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Marietta Roswell Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30062
Feeling stressed, anxious, or not happy with your life? We offer face to face & online sessions. MRC is a counseling office with male & female therapists offering individual, family & marriage therapy as well as support groups. We help individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, addictions to name a few & also people looking into improving life situations & relationships. This includes marriage counseling, divorce, co-parenting, grief counseling, career counseling... Our philosophy is a client-centered approach with customized sessions based on your specific goals. Individual rates: $100 to $140. Family rates: $120 to $170.
Feeling stressed, anxious, or not happy with your life? We offer face to face & online sessions. MRC is a counseling office with male & female therapists offering individual, family & marriage therapy as well as support groups. We help individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, addictions to name a few & also people looking into improving life situations & relationships. This includes marriage counseling, divorce, co-parenting, grief counseling, career counseling... Our philosophy is a client-centered approach with customized sessions based on your specific goals. Individual rates: $100 to $140. Family rates: $120 to $170.
(404) 800-7078 View (404) 800-7078
Photo of Jeffree Gars, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jeffree Gars
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30062
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), childhood issues, relationship issues, work related and personal stress, or substance abuse? Together we address any obstacles getting in the way of you living your life with the peace you seek. I provide professional psychotherapy for adult individuals, adolescents and couples. I have experience working with individuals in variety of clinical settings including; psychiatric hospital, family services, residential facility, outpatient wilderness therapy and private practice. In your sacred space and at your pace we can begin to take a step into real change.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), childhood issues, relationship issues, work related and personal stress, or substance abuse? Together we address any obstacles getting in the way of you living your life with the peace you seek. I provide professional psychotherapy for adult individuals, adolescents and couples. I have experience working with individuals in variety of clinical settings including; psychiatric hospital, family services, residential facility, outpatient wilderness therapy and private practice. In your sacred space and at your pace we can begin to take a step into real change.
(770) 913-6904 View (770) 913-6904
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Cobb Dbt & Cbt Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30064  (Online Only)
At Cobb DBT & CBT Associates, we have been providing compassionate, evidence-based mental healthcare in the metro Atlanta area for the past decade. We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and we tailor therapy to each individual client’s needs and preferences.
At Cobb DBT & CBT Associates, we have been providing compassionate, evidence-based mental healthcare in the metro Atlanta area for the past decade. We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and we tailor therapy to each individual client’s needs and preferences.
(470) 823-8318 View (470) 823-8318
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Stan Gentry
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAPC
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30060
Therapeutically, Stan uses the metaphor that life is like a hiking trail. It has ups and downs, easy stretches and difficult inclines, rewarding sights, and gut-wrenching days when it feels like the rain is following us specifically. Using a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Constructivist Narrative Therapy, Stan works alongside his client, not only to understand patterns of behavior and how to adjust them, but also to dive deeper and uncover the strength and resilience every human is capable of.
Therapeutically, Stan uses the metaphor that life is like a hiking trail. It has ups and downs, easy stretches and difficult inclines, rewarding sights, and gut-wrenching days when it feels like the rain is following us specifically. Using a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, and Constructivist Narrative Therapy, Stan works alongside his client, not only to understand patterns of behavior and how to adjust them, but also to dive deeper and uncover the strength and resilience every human is capable of.
(470) 410-4773 View (470) 410-4773
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Dr. Ashley Tolleson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, CPCS, RPT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30067
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in helping girls and women struggling with stress, anxiety, perfectionism, past trauma, self-esteem, and life transitions. I believe the better we understand ourselves, the better we get at making conscious choices. Gaining insight into the "why" and "how" we operate can help us cultivate self-compassion for where we've been and find the courage to do things differently. Many clients who come to work with me identify as overwhelmed high-achievers on the brink of burnout or misunderstood big feelers needing skills and support.
I specialize in helping girls and women struggling with stress, anxiety, perfectionism, past trauma, self-esteem, and life transitions. I believe the better we understand ourselves, the better we get at making conscious choices. Gaining insight into the "why" and "how" we operate can help us cultivate self-compassion for where we've been and find the courage to do things differently. Many clients who come to work with me identify as overwhelmed high-achievers on the brink of burnout or misunderstood big feelers needing skills and support.
(678) 498-7319 View (678) 498-7319
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Alexis Ealy
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30067
Are you ready for a journey dedicated to the betterment of yourself? As a marriage and family therapist student intern, I want to introduce you to a space of self-discovery, growth, and healing. Therapy is a safe space to discover who we want to be despite the adversity we have faced. Together we will overcome life’s obstacles as we take the necessary steps towards a more fulfilling and balanced life. I am honored to assist you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.
Are you ready for a journey dedicated to the betterment of yourself? As a marriage and family therapist student intern, I want to introduce you to a space of self-discovery, growth, and healing. Therapy is a safe space to discover who we want to be despite the adversity we have faced. Together we will overcome life’s obstacles as we take the necessary steps towards a more fulfilling and balanced life. I am honored to assist you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.
(470) 684-5786 x703 View (470) 684-5786 x703
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Shelly Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30067
Therapy is about YOU...your needs, your hopes for change, your life. It is my job to create a safe, welcoming environment for you to work on the goals we set together. People begin or return to therapy for all sorts of reasons. But often the catalyst is a significant life transition. Relationships are suffering, personal issues are becoming too difficult to take, or a particular challenge/situation has arisen. "We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing." Please don't wait until a crisis hits, get help today.
Therapy is about YOU...your needs, your hopes for change, your life. It is my job to create a safe, welcoming environment for you to work on the goals we set together. People begin or return to therapy for all sorts of reasons. But often the catalyst is a significant life transition. Relationships are suffering, personal issues are becoming too difficult to take, or a particular challenge/situation has arisen. "We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing." Please don't wait until a crisis hits, get help today.
(404) 975-1380 View (404) 975-1380
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Kim Powers
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLCP
Verified Verified
Marietta, GA 30062
I'm here to support your child or teenager's journey to healing, growth, and resilience. I am deeply committed to helping young individuals thrive through evidence-based therapy and providing culturally sensitive support. I am passionate about helping children ages five and up, pre-teens, and teenagers navigate and overcome life's challenges. I am firmly committed to providing support and guidance that brings a deep understanding of diverse backgrounds and experiences to my practice.
I'm here to support your child or teenager's journey to healing, growth, and resilience. I am deeply committed to helping young individuals thrive through evidence-based therapy and providing culturally sensitive support. I am passionate about helping children ages five and up, pre-teens, and teenagers navigate and overcome life's challenges. I am firmly committed to providing support and guidance that brings a deep understanding of diverse backgrounds and experiences to my practice.
(678) 797-7854 View (678) 797-7854
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Sheryl Vaughn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCS, NBCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marietta, GA 30060
What I want clients to know about me! I believe your dreams and goals are bigger than the obstacles you face. I have learned there is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't! What can clients expect from me: Clients can expect honesty, compassion, and empathy. Also, clients can expect a safe environment where you can share thoughts and feelings, set your own goals, receive insight into your experiences, and identify some options for handling issues in healthy ways.
What I want clients to know about me! I believe your dreams and goals are bigger than the obstacles you face. I have learned there is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't! What can clients expect from me: Clients can expect honesty, compassion, and empathy. Also, clients can expect a safe environment where you can share thoughts and feelings, set your own goals, receive insight into your experiences, and identify some options for handling issues in healthy ways.
(470) 748-4956 View (470) 748-4956

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Marietta, GA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Marietta, GA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth
68% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Marietta, GA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Marietta?

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.