Therapists in Baton Rouge, LA

Photo of Kentrell Blatcher, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Baton Rouge, LA
Kentrell Blatcher
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAC, BA, MBA
Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Do you feel that addiction has taken over aspects of your life? Some days may be better than others, but you still can’t manage these struggles yourself. Are you ready to change your life? I’m here to help! No more waiting to get the help you need. I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to change. Addiction doesn't have to run your life. You can beat it, and we can help. With over 7+ years of experience, I’m ready to join you in your journey to sobriety. I can help you beat addiction while you save your life!
Do you feel that addiction has taken over aspects of your life? Some days may be better than others, but you still can’t manage these struggles yourself. Are you ready to change your life? I’m here to help! No more waiting to get the help you need. I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to change. Addiction doesn't have to run your life. You can beat it, and we can help. With over 7+ years of experience, I’m ready to join you in your journey to sobriety. I can help you beat addiction while you save your life!
(225) 523-2621 View (225) 523-2621
Photo of Sarah Oldendorf, Licensed Professional Counselor in Baton Rouge, LA
Sarah Oldendorf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families in transitional seasons of life involving anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting challenges, perinatal mental health, and trauma. At the root of humanity is the need for connection. My goal is for you to feel empowered, supported, and heard in the safety of the therapeutic space. I look forward to supporting you in discovering your strengths, processing stressors, grieving losses, learning coping skills, and growing personally. You are in control of your healing journey, I am simply holding space to facilitate it.
I specialize in working with individuals, couples, and families in transitional seasons of life involving anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting challenges, perinatal mental health, and trauma. At the root of humanity is the need for connection. My goal is for you to feel empowered, supported, and heard in the safety of the therapeutic space. I look forward to supporting you in discovering your strengths, processing stressors, grieving losses, learning coping skills, and growing personally. You are in control of your healing journey, I am simply holding space to facilitate it.
(225) 562-8991 View (225) 562-8991
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Lindsey Landry Pierce
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Psychological services should be a collaborative effort to determine the best approach to support your child’s developmental and mental health needs. My services include psychological evaluation, therapy, parent consultation, and/or school consultation. I can support you in deciding which service may be the next best step for your child. An evaluation may assist in understanding more about your child's cognitive and emotional/behavioral functioning, therapy can help build skills, & parent/school consultations are valuable for the implementation of strategies to best support your child’s social-emotional-behavioral development.
Psychological services should be a collaborative effort to determine the best approach to support your child’s developmental and mental health needs. My services include psychological evaluation, therapy, parent consultation, and/or school consultation. I can support you in deciding which service may be the next best step for your child. An evaluation may assist in understanding more about your child's cognitive and emotional/behavioral functioning, therapy can help build skills, & parent/school consultations are valuable for the implementation of strategies to best support your child’s social-emotional-behavioral development.
(225) 330-7416 View (225) 330-7416
Photo of Always Hope LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Baton Rouge, LA
Always Hope LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70816  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor whose scope of practice includes addiction and mood disorders. A Baton Rouge, LA native, I have earned both my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and her Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of New Orleans. My holistic therapeutic framework includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and narrative therapies, as well as implementing the Wellness Model. I have worked extensively with adolescent and adult populations within the recovery community in New Orleans and surrounding areas.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor whose scope of practice includes addiction and mood disorders. A Baton Rouge, LA native, I have earned both my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and her Master of Education degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of New Orleans. My holistic therapeutic framework includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and narrative therapies, as well as implementing the Wellness Model. I have worked extensively with adolescent and adult populations within the recovery community in New Orleans and surrounding areas.
(225) 206-5810 View (225) 206-5810
Photo of April Bell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Baton Rouge, LA
April Bell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC, CRC, ATP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Not accepting new clients
Currently, not accepting new clients. Are you currently experiencing stress? Feeling unseen, unheard or just having difficulty managing daily life? In practice, I strive to help adolescents & young adults navigate through life's transitions and explore unresolved feelings. I believe everyone has their own story that contributes to what they are currently experiencing. I intend to foster a safe space for that story to be told, gain insight on the impact of those experiences and work towards a new and fulfilling present.
Currently, not accepting new clients. Are you currently experiencing stress? Feeling unseen, unheard or just having difficulty managing daily life? In practice, I strive to help adolescents & young adults navigate through life's transitions and explore unresolved feelings. I believe everyone has their own story that contributes to what they are currently experiencing. I intend to foster a safe space for that story to be told, gain insight on the impact of those experiences and work towards a new and fulfilling present.
(337) 628-8250 View (337) 628-8250
Photo of John F Hall, Licensed Professional Counselor in Baton Rouge, LA
John F Hall
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Since 2009, I have been helping individuals, couples, and families find their way towards hope and healing. My training in psychology and spirituality has allowed me to use a holistic approach to help clients feel safe and understood. Everyone is unique, and every plan of care is created with that in mind. No matter what the struggle, there is a solution.
Since 2009, I have been helping individuals, couples, and families find their way towards hope and healing. My training in psychology and spirituality has allowed me to use a holistic approach to help clients feel safe and understood. Everyone is unique, and every plan of care is created with that in mind. No matter what the struggle, there is a solution.
(225) 442-0706 View (225) 442-0706
Photo of Logan McIlwain, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baton Rouge, LA
Logan McIlwain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Are you struggling with life's curve balls? Is your child or teenager angry, defiant, stressed, or depressed? Is your relationship an emotional roller-coaster? Are you looking for better ways to co-parent? If so, we will work together to find a solution that meets your needs!
Are you struggling with life's curve balls? Is your child or teenager angry, defiant, stressed, or depressed? Is your relationship an emotional roller-coaster? Are you looking for better ways to co-parent? If so, we will work together to find a solution that meets your needs!
(225) 590-5917 View (225) 590-5917
Photo of Emily Citron Thibodeaux in Baton Rouge, LA
Emily Citron Thibodeaux
MS, PLPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
As a counselor, I have the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients, but my heart lies in supporting children ages 3-10, as well as young adults. I’m passionate about utilizing play therapy—a method I find incredibly effective and rewarding—in helping children navigate through behavioral, social, and emotional difficulties. In addition, for both children and young adults, I offer space for those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship/family stressors. My approach centers on building a strong relationship with my clients because I believe that trust is the cornerstone of your counseling experience.
As a counselor, I have the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients, but my heart lies in supporting children ages 3-10, as well as young adults. I’m passionate about utilizing play therapy—a method I find incredibly effective and rewarding—in helping children navigate through behavioral, social, and emotional difficulties. In addition, for both children and young adults, I offer space for those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship/family stressors. My approach centers on building a strong relationship with my clients because I believe that trust is the cornerstone of your counseling experience.
(225) 425-7634 View (225) 425-7634
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Jake J Guidry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
My practice offers individual, family, and couples therapy to adult and young adult clients. This is a safe, nonjudgmental, and inclusive space for clients of all racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual, and economic backgrounds. I treat a variety of presenting issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, addictive disorders, life and role transitions, couples/marriage concerns, infidelity, parenting, and grief/loss. My approach to couple's work is grounded in the Gottman Method (Level-2) with additional training in treatment of trauma and infidelity. Thank you in advance for trusting me with your care.
My practice offers individual, family, and couples therapy to adult and young adult clients. This is a safe, nonjudgmental, and inclusive space for clients of all racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual, and economic backgrounds. I treat a variety of presenting issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, addictive disorders, life and role transitions, couples/marriage concerns, infidelity, parenting, and grief/loss. My approach to couple's work is grounded in the Gottman Method (Level-2) with additional training in treatment of trauma and infidelity. Thank you in advance for trusting me with your care.
(225) 831-8191 View (225) 831-8191
Photo of Lindsey Schexnayder, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baton Rouge, LA
Lindsey Schexnayder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
I am a counselor with Genesis/Holistic Solutions Center in Baton Rouge, LA. I am dedicated to assisting clients in goal development using evidenced-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) in the therapeutic process. My goal is to make every client feel understood and heard while providing a safe space for positive change.
I am a counselor with Genesis/Holistic Solutions Center in Baton Rouge, LA. I am dedicated to assisting clients in goal development using evidenced-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) in the therapeutic process. My goal is to make every client feel understood and heard while providing a safe space for positive change.
(225) 523-2485 View (225) 523-2485
Photo of Leslie Todd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baton Rouge, LA
Leslie Todd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
I help adults who want breakthroughs in their individual lives or in their complicated family. Adulting requires problem-solving skills, including mastering emotions that may threaten to overwhelm us. I help individuals and couples who are ready to tolerate the anxiety of making changes in their own perspectives and behavior. Others may struggle with unwelcome changes (break-ups, losing a job, stepfamily issues) and need strategies to move forward with purpose and peace. I can help you, too. Because I highly value the intimacy of in-office sessions, I don't offer Zoom sessions.
I help adults who want breakthroughs in their individual lives or in their complicated family. Adulting requires problem-solving skills, including mastering emotions that may threaten to overwhelm us. I help individuals and couples who are ready to tolerate the anxiety of making changes in their own perspectives and behavior. Others may struggle with unwelcome changes (break-ups, losing a job, stepfamily issues) and need strategies to move forward with purpose and peace. I can help you, too. Because I highly value the intimacy of in-office sessions, I don't offer Zoom sessions.
(225) 230-1507 View (225) 230-1507
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Susan Waggenspack Delaune
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Not accepting new clients
The human spirit is amazingly resilient and capable of overcoming incredible obstacles! There are times in life when we can use help coping with such obstacles. Dr. Brene' Brown says "Courage starts with showing up!" Whether it is addressing anxiety or depression as you work through a crisis, managing a stressful relationship, wanting to be a better parent, coping with a chronic illness, or adjusting to a major life change, the counseling process can guide you to wellness and peace of mind.
The human spirit is amazingly resilient and capable of overcoming incredible obstacles! There are times in life when we can use help coping with such obstacles. Dr. Brene' Brown says "Courage starts with showing up!" Whether it is addressing anxiety or depression as you work through a crisis, managing a stressful relationship, wanting to be a better parent, coping with a chronic illness, or adjusting to a major life change, the counseling process can guide you to wellness and peace of mind.
(225) 614-2054 View (225) 614-2054
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William Nicholas Abraham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, PhD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
"HELPING BUILD A BETTER YOU". . . . . a mental-behavioral-spiritual growth approach to counseling, looking to history and life span development in understanding one's personality (including family of origin, religious imagination and formation, body image, significant transitional periods, major changes in life, physical problems), helping plan one's future - utilizing one's inner resources and strengths - minimizing symptoms of mental disturbance and maximizing one's ability to flourish through mindfulness techniques and an observant objective posture toward life's choices and attitudes - hopefully leading to the enjoyment of spiritual, mental, physical and emotional balance.
"HELPING BUILD A BETTER YOU". . . . . a mental-behavioral-spiritual growth approach to counseling, looking to history and life span development in understanding one's personality (including family of origin, religious imagination and formation, body image, significant transitional periods, major changes in life, physical problems), helping plan one's future - utilizing one's inner resources and strengths - minimizing symptoms of mental disturbance and maximizing one's ability to flourish through mindfulness techniques and an observant objective posture toward life's choices and attitudes - hopefully leading to the enjoyment of spiritual, mental, physical and emotional balance.
(225) 435-4847 View (225) 435-4847
Photo of Lauren K Roberts, Licensed Professional Counselor in Baton Rouge, LA
Lauren K Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Asking for help when we're struggling is one of the most courageous, empowering acts of self-love a person can make, and that bravery deserves to be nurtured and met with compassion and humanness. My clients are often struggling with self-acceptance, boundary setting, and leaning into their full, weird, incredible selves. I am neurodiversity affirming, queer affirming, and have appreciation for all types of spiritual beliefs and relationship structures. I’d love to take the next steps in building the life that you want through a therapist relationship built on authenticity.
Asking for help when we're struggling is one of the most courageous, empowering acts of self-love a person can make, and that bravery deserves to be nurtured and met with compassion and humanness. My clients are often struggling with self-acceptance, boundary setting, and leaning into their full, weird, incredible selves. I am neurodiversity affirming, queer affirming, and have appreciation for all types of spiritual beliefs and relationship structures. I’d love to take the next steps in building the life that you want through a therapist relationship built on authenticity.
(225) 267-9081 View (225) 267-9081
Photo of Latanya Omondi in Baton Rouge, LA
Latanya Omondi
PLMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Congratulations on taking the first step to healing. My name is Latanya Omondi. I am a provisionally licensed counselor. I work with individuals who are experiencing conflict or stressful times. If you are looking for a great listener, non-judgmental, open-minded, and caring therapist, contact me for scheduling.
Congratulations on taking the first step to healing. My name is Latanya Omondi. I am a provisionally licensed counselor. I work with individuals who are experiencing conflict or stressful times. If you are looking for a great listener, non-judgmental, open-minded, and caring therapist, contact me for scheduling.
(225) 307-3153 View (225) 307-3153
Photo of Patrick Landaiche, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Baton Rouge, LA
Patrick Landaiche
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
I have an interest in working with adult individuals who are faced with a variety of stressors and concerns. I draw upon several theories and treatment modalities in my work. Research suggests and professional experience highlights the centrality of the relationship between the patient/client and therapist in achieving the best results. Keeping this in mind, I see this journey as a partnership where we explore your concerns in a safe and accepting environment.
I have an interest in working with adult individuals who are faced with a variety of stressors and concerns. I draw upon several theories and treatment modalities in my work. Research suggests and professional experience highlights the centrality of the relationship between the patient/client and therapist in achieving the best results. Keeping this in mind, I see this journey as a partnership where we explore your concerns in a safe and accepting environment.
(225) 442-0858 View (225) 442-0858
Photo of Weslyn Young, Pre-Licensed Professional in Baton Rouge, LA
Weslyn Young
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC
Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70814
I want to focus on the areas where children and young people are most in need. My desire is to help address the challenges and barriers that hinder the growth of children and adolescents. I will use the eclectic cognitive-behavioral approach relying on a variety of theoretical techniques, as this enables me to respond to each client's needs. I want my clients to be able to overcome challenges and live more productive lives by using different approaches to solve problems effectively.
I want to focus on the areas where children and young people are most in need. My desire is to help address the challenges and barriers that hinder the growth of children and adolescents. I will use the eclectic cognitive-behavioral approach relying on a variety of theoretical techniques, as this enables me to respond to each client's needs. I want my clients to be able to overcome challenges and live more productive lives by using different approaches to solve problems effectively.
(225) 567-8616 View (225) 567-8616
Jacqueline Mims
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, PhD
Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
"Renewing the Mind ~ Transforming Lives"   We assist clients in: 1) identifying the source of emotional pain/distress and/or behavioral conflicts; 2) recognizing relationships between self-destructive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and 3) changing adverse traits into qualities that enrich cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual health.
"Renewing the Mind ~ Transforming Lives"   We assist clients in: 1) identifying the source of emotional pain/distress and/or behavioral conflicts; 2) recognizing relationships between self-destructive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and 3) changing adverse traits into qualities that enrich cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and spiritual health.
(225) 424-1529 View (225) 424-1529
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Erich Duchmann
Psychologist, PhD, MP
Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70810  (Online Only)
I am the co-owner of Family Therapy Clinic of Louisiana, LLC. I have over 28 years of clinical experience, providing a variety of services including psychological assessment, cognitive-behavioral treatments, and medication management. Although I treat a number of clinical conditions, I specialize in working with anxiety-based disorders including OCD, PTSD, and performance anxiety issues. I have worked with hundreds of athletes, and provided psychological services for LSU's Athletic Department over a period of 17 years. I am also licensed as a Medical Psychologist and manage medications for a variety of treatment issues.
I am the co-owner of Family Therapy Clinic of Louisiana, LLC. I have over 28 years of clinical experience, providing a variety of services including psychological assessment, cognitive-behavioral treatments, and medication management. Although I treat a number of clinical conditions, I specialize in working with anxiety-based disorders including OCD, PTSD, and performance anxiety issues. I have worked with hundreds of athletes, and provided psychological services for LSU's Athletic Department over a period of 17 years. I am also licensed as a Medical Psychologist and manage medications for a variety of treatment issues.
(225) 292-0155 View (225) 292-0155
Photo of Jantrell R. Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Baton Rouge, LA
Jantrell R. Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, LAC, CCS
Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Dr. Jantrell R. Johnson, LPC-S, NCC, LAC, CCS, holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern University and A&M College and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, LA. Jantrell has been counseling professionally for 6 years and provides clinical supervision to Master level interns, PLPCs and Counselors in Training (CITs). Jantrell believes that the counselor-client relationship is essential to effective counseling and views herself as a change agent in both the mental health and addiction counseling fields.
Dr. Jantrell R. Johnson, LPC-S, NCC, LAC, CCS, holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern University and A&M College and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, LA. Jantrell has been counseling professionally for 6 years and provides clinical supervision to Master level interns, PLPCs and Counselors in Training (CITs). Jantrell believes that the counselor-client relationship is essential to effective counseling and views herself as a change agent in both the mental health and addiction counseling fields.
(225) 217-2840 View (225) 217-2840

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Number of Therapists in Baton Rouge, LA

500+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Baton Rouge, LA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
71% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Aetna

How Therapists in Baton Rouge, LA see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Baton Rouge?

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.