Therapists in Peachtree Corners, GA

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Julie River
Counselor, MS, LAPC, NCC, CPS, RCP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I am a holistic, postmodern, creative, and non-traditional psychotherapist who takes a developmental and systems perspective on human behavior - recognizing the intersectionality of the whole person. One's unique physical, mental, emotional, social, and cultural aspects directly impact one's struggles, challenges, and goals. I work to help clients form an in-depth understanding of themselves beginning in childhood where core beliefs, attachment-patterns, and automatic thinking/behaving originates. I take an inclusive, LGBTQIA+ affirming & multicultural approach specializing in experiential and inner-child therapy.
Hello! I am a holistic, postmodern, creative, and non-traditional psychotherapist who takes a developmental and systems perspective on human behavior - recognizing the intersectionality of the whole person. One's unique physical, mental, emotional, social, and cultural aspects directly impact one's struggles, challenges, and goals. I work to help clients form an in-depth understanding of themselves beginning in childhood where core beliefs, attachment-patterns, and automatic thinking/behaving originates. I take an inclusive, LGBTQIA+ affirming & multicultural approach specializing in experiential and inner-child therapy.
(470) 980-7791 View (470) 980-7791
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Stephanie Leedy-Ellis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092  (Online Only)
I believe that psychotherapy involves the client's self-exploration and behavioral change, facilitated by the therapist, with the goal of reducing symptoms and enhancing personal effectiveness and growth. I am a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Peachtree Corners. I specialize in treating adults, either individually or as couples, who are experiencing depression, anxiety, or relationship difficulties. I offer long-term or brief interventions, depending on the client's needs. I use an eclectic approach, drawing upon cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and acceptance and commitment therapies.
I believe that psychotherapy involves the client's self-exploration and behavioral change, facilitated by the therapist, with the goal of reducing symptoms and enhancing personal effectiveness and growth. I am a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Peachtree Corners. I specialize in treating adults, either individually or as couples, who are experiencing depression, anxiety, or relationship difficulties. I offer long-term or brief interventions, depending on the client's needs. I use an eclectic approach, drawing upon cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and acceptance and commitment therapies.
(404) 566-6949 View (404) 566-6949
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Eliza Sanford
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
My goal is to provide a safe, secure, and inclusive environment to explore the best course of action for the individualized therapeutic journey. In sessions, I work to actively provide a collaborative effort, with a dash of humor, in order to provide support in progressing the client to their goals. I operate from a narrative and person-centered approach to allow the client to rewrite their story or provide a space for the client to learn or continue to process their needs and goals.
My goal is to provide a safe, secure, and inclusive environment to explore the best course of action for the individualized therapeutic journey. In sessions, I work to actively provide a collaborative effort, with a dash of humor, in order to provide support in progressing the client to their goals. I operate from a narrative and person-centered approach to allow the client to rewrite their story or provide a space for the client to learn or continue to process their needs and goals.
(470) 664-3420 View (470) 664-3420
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Letisha Erb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CATP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Do you or your loved one want to decrease anxiety, diminish depression, increase emotional balance, and improve healthy coping skills? Do you want to parent more effectively have better understanding of your relationships and communicate in healthier ways? Have you or a loved one experienced a trauma? With over 20 years of experience with children, adolescents, young adults, and families, I offer focused care and a safe place to grow. Contacting a therapist is not an easy decision to make and it takes a lot of courage. When you take the first step, I will join in the journey. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Do you or your loved one want to decrease anxiety, diminish depression, increase emotional balance, and improve healthy coping skills? Do you want to parent more effectively have better understanding of your relationships and communicate in healthier ways? Have you or a loved one experienced a trauma? With over 20 years of experience with children, adolescents, young adults, and families, I offer focused care and a safe place to grow. Contacting a therapist is not an easy decision to make and it takes a lot of courage. When you take the first step, I will join in the journey. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
(404) 600-1892 View (404) 600-1892
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April L. Coleman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
I have always enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and their families. As a licensed psychologist, I currently specialize in the comprehensive assessment of intellectual disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and anxiety for children through age 7 years. It is important for me that there is family, school, and child involvement in the assessment process in order to gather as much information as possible to best support the families in which I see. Please feel free to email me if you have questions or would like to inquire about making an appointment with me.
I have always enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and their families. As a licensed psychologist, I currently specialize in the comprehensive assessment of intellectual disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and anxiety for children through age 7 years. It is important for me that there is family, school, and child involvement in the assessment process in order to gather as much information as possible to best support the families in which I see. Please feel free to email me if you have questions or would like to inquire about making an appointment with me.
(678) 619-3240 View (678) 619-3240
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Dr. Hanna Cespedes
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Therapy is a significant step towards your healing, coping, and trauma processing. Whether you have experiences of depression, anxiety, or struggle with other forms of serious mental illness I would love to be a support and resource for you. At my practice, Pacifica Counseling, I have a team of therapist ready to assist you in whatever your goals may be. Our aim is to create a space of safety, security, and peace for every client that we encounter.
Therapy is a significant step towards your healing, coping, and trauma processing. Whether you have experiences of depression, anxiety, or struggle with other forms of serious mental illness I would love to be a support and resource for you. At my practice, Pacifica Counseling, I have a team of therapist ready to assist you in whatever your goals may be. Our aim is to create a space of safety, security, and peace for every client that we encounter.
(478) 569-1715 View (478) 569-1715
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Kellie Gwaltney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, CST, CPCS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Not accepting new clients
With more than a decade of experience as a Marriage & Family Therapist, I consider it an honor to journey with my clients through difficult seasons in life. For many of the clients I meet with, these difficulties include depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and relationship concerns such as infidelity, and struggles with emotional and physical intimacy, communication and conflict resolution. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach as I help my clients find peace, connection, and greater fulfillment in their lives and relationships.
With more than a decade of experience as a Marriage & Family Therapist, I consider it an honor to journey with my clients through difficult seasons in life. For many of the clients I meet with, these difficulties include depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and relationship concerns such as infidelity, and struggles with emotional and physical intimacy, communication and conflict resolution. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach as I help my clients find peace, connection, and greater fulfillment in their lives and relationships.
(470) 888-6972 View (470) 888-6972
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Brittany Duncan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
As a clinical psychologist, I have extensive experience working with young children and adolescents with complex medical problems, behavioral disorders, and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
As a clinical psychologist, I have extensive experience working with young children and adolescents with complex medical problems, behavioral disorders, and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
(678) 324-4371 View (678) 324-4371
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Lisa C Bryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MEd
Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Are you nervous, having panic attacks, shortness of breath, or maybe your heart is racing and you can't explain it; it could potentially be anxiety. Maybe for lack of better coping skills you have increased your use of alcohol or drugs. Maybe your family is telling you you are addicted to or abusing alcohol or drugs, but you don't know what else to do. Some people don't understand what is happening to their body and are fearful of where to go or how to get help.
Are you nervous, having panic attacks, shortness of breath, or maybe your heart is racing and you can't explain it; it could potentially be anxiety. Maybe for lack of better coping skills you have increased your use of alcohol or drugs. Maybe your family is telling you you are addicted to or abusing alcohol or drugs, but you don't know what else to do. Some people don't understand what is happening to their body and are fearful of where to go or how to get help.
(770) 450-5374 View (770) 450-5374
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A Place to Grow Counseling & Consulting Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, RPT, CAMS
Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Does your child have social and emotional challenges  that impact their academic performance and the ability to build healthy relationships?  Do they have difficulty paying attention, difficulty cooperating with peers and adults, and unable to control their feelings?  At a Place to Grow Counseling we are here to serve you.
Does your child have social and emotional challenges  that impact their academic performance and the ability to build healthy relationships?  Do they have difficulty paying attention, difficulty cooperating with peers and adults, and unable to control their feelings?  At a Place to Grow Counseling we are here to serve you.
(678) 498-7053 View (678) 498-7053
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Kares Clarke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
I believe that people have the power to heal, the power to change, and the power to create a happy life. As a therapist and advocate, I have worked with a diverse range of clients. I have been the listening ear to individuals with functional depression who go to work every day with a smile on their face while battling a minefield internally. I have been the helpmate to individuals trying to overcome anxiety and mood swings so they can live their best life and prosper in the ways they've always dreamed. My goal is to help you reach a place of emotional safety, wellness, and satisfaction in your life.
I believe that people have the power to heal, the power to change, and the power to create a happy life. As a therapist and advocate, I have worked with a diverse range of clients. I have been the listening ear to individuals with functional depression who go to work every day with a smile on their face while battling a minefield internally. I have been the helpmate to individuals trying to overcome anxiety and mood swings so they can live their best life and prosper in the ways they've always dreamed. My goal is to help you reach a place of emotional safety, wellness, and satisfaction in your life.
(678) 679-5498 View (678) 679-5498
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Tasha L Fortenberry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
In building resiliency there is a frequent pivot between surrendering & fighting for strength to define a purposed life. At our best we clearly see our resilience, but at our worst our vision is often disillusioned with the “could haves”/“should haves”. I work with adolescents & adults to help shape an achievable vision to work towards actualizing your greatest potential. Using a Strength-based approach I shift self-talk away from constant thoughts about “what’s wrong” to “what’s good” as the smallest affirmation can uplift immensely. When appropriate, I incorporate Spiritual Social Work as empowerment to faith over fear.
In building resiliency there is a frequent pivot between surrendering & fighting for strength to define a purposed life. At our best we clearly see our resilience, but at our worst our vision is often disillusioned with the “could haves”/“should haves”. I work with adolescents & adults to help shape an achievable vision to work towards actualizing your greatest potential. Using a Strength-based approach I shift self-talk away from constant thoughts about “what’s wrong” to “what’s good” as the smallest affirmation can uplift immensely. When appropriate, I incorporate Spiritual Social Work as empowerment to faith over fear.
(678) 892-7748 View (678) 892-7748
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Danielle Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092  (Online Only)
Grief is hard. Dictionary.com defines it as, “keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.” Grief can overwhelm and change you on a fundamental level. It can become the thing by which you mark time. Before the loss. After the loss. Replaying decisions to see if there is anything you could have done to change the outcome. Maybe you feel traumatized by the images of your loved one’s last moments and you can’t get those thoughts out of your mind. Struggling with anger, guilt or just feeling lost are all common feelings of grief.
Grief is hard. Dictionary.com defines it as, “keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret.” Grief can overwhelm and change you on a fundamental level. It can become the thing by which you mark time. Before the loss. After the loss. Replaying decisions to see if there is anything you could have done to change the outcome. Maybe you feel traumatized by the images of your loved one’s last moments and you can’t get those thoughts out of your mind. Struggling with anger, guilt or just feeling lost are all common feelings of grief.
(470) 236-4429 View (470) 236-4429
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Bekah Fisher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS
Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor with extensive history working in fast-paced residential and hospital healthcare facilities. Proficiency with Children/Adolescents, Geriatrics, Adults, Anger Management, and Chemical Dependency populations.
Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor with extensive history working in fast-paced residential and hospital healthcare facilities. Proficiency with Children/Adolescents, Geriatrics, Adults, Anger Management, and Chemical Dependency populations.
(678) 509-6863 View (678) 509-6863
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Jacky Tenorio
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092  (Online Only)
I am SO glad you're here! If you know what it feels like to struggle, whether its with normal day-to-day tasks, communicating your needs, putting up boundaries, or all of the above (all at the same time), I am SO glad you're here. If you feel lost, lonely, tired, or stuck, I am still so glad you're here! If you struggle with decision-making, your identity, your sexuality, or relationships, I am so glad you're here. If you're ready, I'm ready. Let's help you reach that peace you're looking for, together, all in your time!
I am SO glad you're here! If you know what it feels like to struggle, whether its with normal day-to-day tasks, communicating your needs, putting up boundaries, or all of the above (all at the same time), I am SO glad you're here. If you feel lost, lonely, tired, or stuck, I am still so glad you're here! If you struggle with decision-making, your identity, your sexuality, or relationships, I am so glad you're here. If you're ready, I'm ready. Let's help you reach that peace you're looking for, together, all in your time!
(770) 874-9753 View (770) 874-9753
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Kara Wickman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck and confused about how to move forward? Do you experience unhelpful and negative self-talk? Oftentimes, experiencing stressors like the loss of a relationship, difficult transitions, anger, disappointment, and low self-esteem can greatly affect how we perceive ourselves and the decisions we make. I would love to help you uncover your authentic self to live a more fulfilling life.
Do you feel stuck and confused about how to move forward? Do you experience unhelpful and negative self-talk? Oftentimes, experiencing stressors like the loss of a relationship, difficult transitions, anger, disappointment, and low self-esteem can greatly affect how we perceive ourselves and the decisions we make. I would love to help you uncover your authentic self to live a more fulfilling life.
(470) 634-5471 View (470) 634-5471
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Jacob Sobel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with and trust can be very challenging. Painful life experiences, past trauma and current situations can cause you to feel stuck, anxious and depressed. You may have noticed changes in your relationships, work, mood or self-esteem. Feeling understood and supported is of highest importance when navigating through life challenges. As such, I am dedicated to protecting your trust and providing you with emotional safety as you undertake the vulnerable yet enriching journey of therapy.
Finding a therapist you feel comfortable with and trust can be very challenging. Painful life experiences, past trauma and current situations can cause you to feel stuck, anxious and depressed. You may have noticed changes in your relationships, work, mood or self-esteem. Feeling understood and supported is of highest importance when navigating through life challenges. As such, I am dedicated to protecting your trust and providing you with emotional safety as you undertake the vulnerable yet enriching journey of therapy.
(678) 825-8544 View (678) 825-8544
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Shakenya C Burch-Oliver
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC, ACS, PMH-C
Verified
6 Endorsed
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Do you find yourself in depleting relationships which has impacted your ability to trust yourself and others? Do you struggle with putting your needs first? Do you work in a corporate space that feels suffocating at times? Do you struggle with fertility or are you currently trying to conceive and feel like no one understands or says the right things? Are you considering a non traditional way of conceiving and want to work with someone who is trained to meet your needs and also understands this experience first hand? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have come to the right place.
Do you find yourself in depleting relationships which has impacted your ability to trust yourself and others? Do you struggle with putting your needs first? Do you work in a corporate space that feels suffocating at times? Do you struggle with fertility or are you currently trying to conceive and feel like no one understands or says the right things? Are you considering a non traditional way of conceiving and want to work with someone who is trained to meet your needs and also understands this experience first hand? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you have come to the right place.
(770) 285-0176 View (770) 285-0176
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Sam Sligar
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MA, LMFT, AAMFT-F
Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
People seek counseling at those times they are experiencing life in a much different way than they ever expected, and recently that became true for all of us. These are difficult times when many of us have endured all kinds of pain and trauma. Many of our relationships have suffered greatly. I have been in practice as a therapist for over 40 years and served on the clinical faculty for 15 years in a university setting. As a Pastoral Psychotherapist and a Licensed LMFT I provide a safe place, a caring sanctuary, where people can talk openly and explore themselves and their relationships to find clarity, understanding and direction.
People seek counseling at those times they are experiencing life in a much different way than they ever expected, and recently that became true for all of us. These are difficult times when many of us have endured all kinds of pain and trauma. Many of our relationships have suffered greatly. I have been in practice as a therapist for over 40 years and served on the clinical faculty for 15 years in a university setting. As a Pastoral Psychotherapist and a Licensed LMFT I provide a safe place, a caring sanctuary, where people can talk openly and explore themselves and their relationships to find clarity, understanding and direction.
(770) 285-0149 View (770) 285-0149
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Ca'landra Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092  (Online Only)
Deciding to begin therapy could be one of the most challenging decisions you face for you and your family. Identifying that you need additional support and accepting the challenge of allowing someone to step in and provide you with that support is a major step in the right direction and requires a lot of courage. Counseling is more than telling a stranger your problems. It’s a decision that will enable you to learn how to manage your stress or circumstance, giving you the energy you need to pursue your goals and live a more peaceful, satisfying and fulfilling life.
Deciding to begin therapy could be one of the most challenging decisions you face for you and your family. Identifying that you need additional support and accepting the challenge of allowing someone to step in and provide you with that support is a major step in the right direction and requires a lot of courage. Counseling is more than telling a stranger your problems. It’s a decision that will enable you to learn how to manage your stress or circumstance, giving you the energy you need to pursue your goals and live a more peaceful, satisfying and fulfilling life.
(740) 480-2326 View (740) 480-2326

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Number of Therapists in Peachtree Corners, GA

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Peachtree Corners, GA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
77% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
65% Coping Skills
63% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
72% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Peachtree Corners, GA see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
9% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Peachtree Corners?

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.