Therapists in Pine Lake, GA

Photo of Maureen P. Nolan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pine Lake, GA
Maureen P. Nolan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MACC, NCC
Verified Verified
Pine Lake, GA 30072  (Online Only)
Is your attention scattered? How is your decision-making? Some of your thoughts may be scattered. Your daily routines may still be new, or they need stability and have limitations. Find your place of strength in your body. Breathe and believe in your abilities. Experience compassionate healing. I guide you to process thoughts and emotions for personal growth, recovery, and change. Discover your personal sense of grounding. It is available to every person, in every situation. Have you discussed organization issues? body issues? anxiety? trauma? Trauma in life disrupts your thoughts and emotional management. This can be healed.
Is your attention scattered? How is your decision-making? Some of your thoughts may be scattered. Your daily routines may still be new, or they need stability and have limitations. Find your place of strength in your body. Breathe and believe in your abilities. Experience compassionate healing. I guide you to process thoughts and emotions for personal growth, recovery, and change. Discover your personal sense of grounding. It is available to every person, in every situation. Have you discussed organization issues? body issues? anxiety? trauma? Trauma in life disrupts your thoughts and emotional management. This can be healed.
(678) 846-3792 View (678) 846-3792
Pathways Unlimited
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pine Lake, GA 30072
(770) 450-5195 View (770) 450-5195

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Photo of Dr. Tonya Sumner Brown Queen Of Hearts, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pine Lake, GA
Dr. Tonya Sumner Brown Queen Of Hearts
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, MDiv, LPC, CPCS, DVISII
Verified Verified
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
I have 32 years of counseling experience. I blend Spiritual (when requested) and Clinical Counseling. Many spiritual people across America are confused about where to go for counseling. My husband of 30 years and I have traveled the world with many religions. I have 2 Bachelors, 2 Master of Divinity Degrees, a Post-Masters in Hospital & Hospice Chaplaincy, and a PsyD. in Psychology. I was a Chaplain intern, resident or taught religious programs at many Atlanta hospitals. I am a HIV/AIDS, cancer and bereavement specialist. I bring a multiplicity of clinical specialties and counseling modalities to my clients from 2 and up.
I have 32 years of counseling experience. I blend Spiritual (when requested) and Clinical Counseling. Many spiritual people across America are confused about where to go for counseling. My husband of 30 years and I have traveled the world with many religions. I have 2 Bachelors, 2 Master of Divinity Degrees, a Post-Masters in Hospital & Hospice Chaplaincy, and a PsyD. in Psychology. I was a Chaplain intern, resident or taught religious programs at many Atlanta hospitals. I am a HIV/AIDS, cancer and bereavement specialist. I bring a multiplicity of clinical specialties and counseling modalities to my clients from 2 and up.
(404) 800-3044 View (404) 800-3044
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Jessica Tiwari
Counselor, LAPC, CRC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stone Mountain, GA 30083  (Online Only)
My approach to counseling is a collaborative effort between my client and myself to work towards goals that align with the client's values, beliefs and aspirations. I utilize mindfulness based cognitive therapy to help my clients set specific and achievable goals while teaching techniques and coping mechanisms to relieve the client's current symptoms. I provide counseling from a multicultural lens based in my experience as a biracial woman with an immigrant parent. I'm also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and have worked extensively with people coping with disabling and chronic conditions.
My approach to counseling is a collaborative effort between my client and myself to work towards goals that align with the client's values, beliefs and aspirations. I utilize mindfulness based cognitive therapy to help my clients set specific and achievable goals while teaching techniques and coping mechanisms to relieve the client's current symptoms. I provide counseling from a multicultural lens based in my experience as a biracial woman with an immigrant parent. I'm also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and have worked extensively with people coping with disabling and chronic conditions.
(770) 336-6193 View (770) 336-6193
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Antionette 'tonie' Tate
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, ST, CAMSI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
With a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling, I have embarked on a journey fueled by compassion, empathy, and a fervent dedication to supporting individuals in their pursuit of psychological well-being. Central to my professional ethos is the belief in the transformative power of education, particularly through psychoeducational groups. Throughout my career, I have found immense fulfillment in facilitating psychoeducational groups, focusing on topics such as anger management and parenting. These groups serve as platforms for fostering resilience, enhancing coping skills, and nurturing healthy relationships.
With a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling, I have embarked on a journey fueled by compassion, empathy, and a fervent dedication to supporting individuals in their pursuit of psychological well-being. Central to my professional ethos is the belief in the transformative power of education, particularly through psychoeducational groups. Throughout my career, I have found immense fulfillment in facilitating psychoeducational groups, focusing on topics such as anger management and parenting. These groups serve as platforms for fostering resilience, enhancing coping skills, and nurturing healthy relationships.
(470) 517-8024 View (470) 517-8024
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Rosetta Y Delancy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMSII, OCC
Verified Verified
Tucker, GA 30084  (Online Only)
Did you know that oftentimes we operate in dysfunctional environments because we lack knowing it is indeed dysfunctional? I help clients with establishing boundaries, healthy relationships (family, friends, intimate) and building self confidence. I understand issues around advancing beyond the glass ceiling and can support you with both workplace and personal life issues. I also provide insight and encouragement to find your voice.
Did you know that oftentimes we operate in dysfunctional environments because we lack knowing it is indeed dysfunctional? I help clients with establishing boundaries, healthy relationships (family, friends, intimate) and building self confidence. I understand issues around advancing beyond the glass ceiling and can support you with both workplace and personal life issues. I also provide insight and encouragement to find your voice.
(404) 738-8191 View (404) 738-8191
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Adams Comprehensive Family Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stone Mountain, GA 30083  (Online Only)
Life's struggles can be overwhelming and changeling. My goal is to provide you with practical solutions and tools you can apply in all aspects of your life. As my client, we will begin services where you are, while assisting you in identifying healthy solutions to your problems. It is my belief that most people have the ability to grow and build on their own strengths, however at times, needs empowerment and encouragement. Therapy is a collaborative process and I will assist you to learn, grow, and make positive changes that can result in a more fulfilling life.
Life's struggles can be overwhelming and changeling. My goal is to provide you with practical solutions and tools you can apply in all aspects of your life. As my client, we will begin services where you are, while assisting you in identifying healthy solutions to your problems. It is my belief that most people have the ability to grow and build on their own strengths, however at times, needs empowerment and encouragement. Therapy is a collaborative process and I will assist you to learn, grow, and make positive changes that can result in a more fulfilling life.
(678) 616-8970 View (678) 616-8970
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Jamie M Israel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarkston, GA 30021
Currently accepting new clients! Maybe you landed here due to a nasty breakup, trouble in relationships or sex, attachment concerns, wounds from childhood, or wanting to explore your self and your identity. Whatever brought you here, welcome! My approach is process-oriented - I love discovering the complexities of each individual, making connections between past & present, identifying patterns, and working through overwhelming emotions to support growth and healing. Together we can discover the origins or root of your concerns - I love facilitating the "deep dive" with an inquisitive, exploratory approach and I lead with curiosity.
Currently accepting new clients! Maybe you landed here due to a nasty breakup, trouble in relationships or sex, attachment concerns, wounds from childhood, or wanting to explore your self and your identity. Whatever brought you here, welcome! My approach is process-oriented - I love discovering the complexities of each individual, making connections between past & present, identifying patterns, and working through overwhelming emotions to support growth and healing. Together we can discover the origins or root of your concerns - I love facilitating the "deep dive" with an inquisitive, exploratory approach and I lead with curiosity.
(706) 425-8900 x728 View (706) 425-8900 x728
Photo of Dr. Lisa Wilson-Tait, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pine Lake, GA
Dr. Lisa Wilson-Tait
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, MA, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
Stone Mountain, GA 30087  (Online Only)
If you are searching for a "holistic treatment" that considers the mind, body, spirit and emotions, search no more. By utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Yoga, Art Therapy and other treatment modalities I am able to assist clients in the attainment of their personal goals. I offer counseling targeted to Young Adults, Couples, Individual & Family Therapy, Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) & Clinical Assessments, Career Consulting, Community Service and Clinical Professional Counselor Supervision.
If you are searching for a "holistic treatment" that considers the mind, body, spirit and emotions, search no more. By utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Yoga, Art Therapy and other treatment modalities I am able to assist clients in the attainment of their personal goals. I offer counseling targeted to Young Adults, Couples, Individual & Family Therapy, Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) & Clinical Assessments, Career Consulting, Community Service and Clinical Professional Counselor Supervision.
(678) 647-6344 View (678) 647-6344
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Martale Davis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Stone Mountain, GA 30083  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Processing our experiences in the world while trying to balance work, relationships, family, self-care, and everyday responsibilities can be challenging and overwhelming. It’s even more complicated when one or more of our identities shape these experiences. This is why I strive to provide culturally informed, evidence-based care to individuals who often come from marginalized communities, including Black men and women, LGBTQ+ individuals, people of color, veterans, and many others, while addressing a variety of concerns.
Processing our experiences in the world while trying to balance work, relationships, family, self-care, and everyday responsibilities can be challenging and overwhelming. It’s even more complicated when one or more of our identities shape these experiences. This is why I strive to provide culturally informed, evidence-based care to individuals who often come from marginalized communities, including Black men and women, LGBTQ+ individuals, people of color, veterans, and many others, while addressing a variety of concerns.
(404) 383-0247 View (404) 383-0247
Photo of Deidra L Mays (678) 852-0265, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pine Lake, GA
Deidra L Mays (678) 852-0265
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS, NCC, LMFT, CPCS
Verified Verified
Stone Mountain, GA 30083  (Online Only)
I am a Professional Counselor specializing in therapy for children, adolescents, individuals, couples, families, and groups. I maintain a private practice in Snellville, GA. My clinical experience has focused on family relationships, depression; anxiety; ADHD; relationship issues; parenting; children and adolescent issues; anger management, assessments for mental health services; sexual abuse, and play therapy. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Family Systems Therapy to meet my clients needs. I have been certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).
I am a Professional Counselor specializing in therapy for children, adolescents, individuals, couples, families, and groups. I maintain a private practice in Snellville, GA. My clinical experience has focused on family relationships, depression; anxiety; ADHD; relationship issues; parenting; children and adolescent issues; anger management, assessments for mental health services; sexual abuse, and play therapy. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Family Systems Therapy to meet my clients needs. I have been certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).
(678) 820-4898 View (678) 820-4898
Photo of Brittani Gray, Pre-Licensed Professional in Pine Lake, GA
Brittani Gray
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Stone Mountain, GA 30083  (Online Only)
My name is Brittani Gray, and I am a therapist with over 10 years of Counseling experience. My experience ranges from working with adults, adolescents, families and couples with culturally diverse backgrounds.
My name is Brittani Gray, and I am a therapist with over 10 years of Counseling experience. My experience ranges from working with adults, adolescents, families and couples with culturally diverse backgrounds.
(470) 613-6129 View (470) 613-6129
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Sakina Huffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who started my career in mental health over 10 years ago. My journey begin with assisting a family member cope with postpartum and divorce. My motivation and passion is with healing others who are experiencing life struggles and are seeking assistance with coping with life stressors such as: mood disorders, anger management, relational problems, and conflict resolution to name a few. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to address thought processes and behaviors.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist who started my career in mental health over 10 years ago. My journey begin with assisting a family member cope with postpartum and divorce. My motivation and passion is with healing others who are experiencing life struggles and are seeking assistance with coping with life stressors such as: mood disorders, anger management, relational problems, and conflict resolution to name a few. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to address thought processes and behaviors.
(678) 846-6825 View (678) 846-6825
Photo of La'Sherraneta 'neta' Williamson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pine Lake, GA
La'Sherraneta 'neta' Williamson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stone Mountain, GA 30083  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed with thoughts? Have you experienced heartache from your past and/or current experiences? Are you drowning in insecurities and self-doubt? It seems easier to keep everything buried inside, doesn't it? However, you and I both know that it isn't the healthiest way to cope. Christ did not intend for us to live in defeat but in victory (1 Corinthians 15:57)!
Are you overwhelmed with thoughts? Have you experienced heartache from your past and/or current experiences? Are you drowning in insecurities and self-doubt? It seems easier to keep everything buried inside, doesn't it? However, you and I both know that it isn't the healthiest way to cope. Christ did not intend for us to live in defeat but in victory (1 Corinthians 15:57)!
(404) 649-0229 View (404) 649-0229
Photo of Alaycia Reid, Psychologist in Pine Lake, GA
Alaycia Reid
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Clarkston, GA 30021  (Online Only)
My practice is founded on the belief that despite our life challenges, there is a silver lining behind each dark cloud that is waiting to be found. Whether the rainbow represents a diverse group of people coming together, the promise of a better life, or a pot of shining gold waiting at the end, one thing is true: rainbows are often a symbol of hope, and that is exactly what I hold for each person with whom I work: HOPE.
My practice is founded on the belief that despite our life challenges, there is a silver lining behind each dark cloud that is waiting to be found. Whether the rainbow represents a diverse group of people coming together, the promise of a better life, or a pot of shining gold waiting at the end, one thing is true: rainbows are often a symbol of hope, and that is exactly what I hold for each person with whom I work: HOPE.
(678) 381-8337 View (678) 381-8337
Photo of Robert W Patterson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pine Lake, GA
Robert W Patterson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Clarkston, GA 30021
Committed love relationships are the most powerful and prized of all human healing. Yet, for many, being in a relationship can bring frustration as well as comfort, heartache as well as joy. My specialty is to help couples improve and connect through proven processes and tools developed by Dr Harville Hendrix, author of the seminal New York Times Best Seller, Getting The Love You Want: a guide for couples. As a Certified Imago Therapist and Workshop Presenter, I help couples regain the safety, compassion and energy that brought them together in the first place.
Committed love relationships are the most powerful and prized of all human healing. Yet, for many, being in a relationship can bring frustration as well as comfort, heartache as well as joy. My specialty is to help couples improve and connect through proven processes and tools developed by Dr Harville Hendrix, author of the seminal New York Times Best Seller, Getting The Love You Want: a guide for couples. As a Certified Imago Therapist and Workshop Presenter, I help couples regain the safety, compassion and energy that brought them together in the first place.
(404) 369-4887 View (404) 369-4887
Photo of Joy Cauley, Pre-Licensed Professional in Pine Lake, GA
Joy Cauley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
I love working with adults of all ages and have a heart for supporting women through their journey into motherhood, both pre- and post-partum. I love getting to know people from different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives than my own and engage in ongoing training to do my very best to serve our diverse community well. I provide individual therapy for adults, as well as skills-based DBT groups.
I love working with adults of all ages and have a heart for supporting women through their journey into motherhood, both pre- and post-partum. I love getting to know people from different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives than my own and engage in ongoing training to do my very best to serve our diverse community well. I provide individual therapy for adults, as well as skills-based DBT groups.
(404) 941-1463 View (404) 941-1463
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stone Mountain, GA 30083  (Online Only)
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals. We believe you're best served by a therapist passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to helping therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. Working with us, you'll get results.
(470) 450-5934 View (470) 450-5934
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SMILE Therapy Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
We are now accepting self-pay clients in Georgia. SMILE Therapy Services LLC consist of Licensed professional Therapists whose goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
We are now accepting self-pay clients in Georgia. SMILE Therapy Services LLC consist of Licensed professional Therapists whose goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(240) 428-2278 View (240) 428-2278
Photo of Leslie Ann Binch, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pine Lake, GA
Leslie Ann Binch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clarkston, GA 30021
Talk therapy is not enough. My approach to therapy focuses on combining cognitive and somatic therapies to strengthen connection to self, and reduce the blocks to healing. The goal is to connect to your authenticity, and have the freedom to find positive and affirming ways to enjoy relationships with self and others. The goal is to experience life without shutting down or disconnecting, and/or using destructive behaviors to reduce pain and distress. Attaining the freedom to choose what you want for yourself, begins with taking the first step.
Talk therapy is not enough. My approach to therapy focuses on combining cognitive and somatic therapies to strengthen connection to self, and reduce the blocks to healing. The goal is to connect to your authenticity, and have the freedom to find positive and affirming ways to enjoy relationships with self and others. The goal is to experience life without shutting down or disconnecting, and/or using destructive behaviors to reduce pain and distress. Attaining the freedom to choose what you want for yourself, begins with taking the first step.
(615) 274-4233 View (615) 274-4233

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Pine Lake, GA

< 10

Therapists in Pine Lake, GA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% ADHD
100% Life Coaching
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
50% Depression
50% Anxiety

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Aetna

How Therapists in Pine Lake, GA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pine Lake?

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.