Therapists in Fulton, MS

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Melanie Kay Elmore
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, LPC
Verified Verified
Fulton, MS 38843
In my 10 years of practice as a counselor, I have had the great honor to walk alongside people from all walks of life as they find healing and improve their relationship with themselves and those that they love. I practice from a person-centered approach and believe that my clients are the experts of their own lives and experiences.
In my 10 years of practice as a counselor, I have had the great honor to walk alongside people from all walks of life as they find healing and improve their relationship with themselves and those that they love. I practice from a person-centered approach and believe that my clients are the experts of their own lives and experiences.
(662) 799-4764 View (662) 799-4764
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Holly Ford Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fulton, MS 38843
Have you found yourself dealing with experiences, thoughts, or emotions that feel out of control or overwhelming? Life is messy on this side of Heaven and you do not have to go through it alone. I believe we were created to be in connection with other people but often our experiences and unhealthy relationships have made that difficult. The support and connection from a skilled therapist can be invaluable when you find yourself in those broken moments. It is my hope that for at least one hour each week, you can come, sip on some coffee or tea and not feel like you have to fix everything on your own.
Have you found yourself dealing with experiences, thoughts, or emotions that feel out of control or overwhelming? Life is messy on this side of Heaven and you do not have to go through it alone. I believe we were created to be in connection with other people but often our experiences and unhealthy relationships have made that difficult. The support and connection from a skilled therapist can be invaluable when you find yourself in those broken moments. It is my hope that for at least one hour each week, you can come, sip on some coffee or tea and not feel like you have to fix everything on your own.
(769) 227-4022 View (769) 227-4022
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Jennifer Kendrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fulton, MS 38843
My ideal client is yearning to get to know themselves without the expectations and rules placed on them by other people – family, society, religion, or culture. I have been in the mental health field since 1998, and have years of experience treating depression, anxiety, and trauma-related issues. I also work with clients who experience grief and loss, women's issues, difficult life changes and religious trauma. I provide therapy services to adult individuals through telehealth and I have an independent license in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. I accept BCBS, and through Headway, I accept Cigna and Aetna insurances.
My ideal client is yearning to get to know themselves without the expectations and rules placed on them by other people – family, society, religion, or culture. I have been in the mental health field since 1998, and have years of experience treating depression, anxiety, and trauma-related issues. I also work with clients who experience grief and loss, women's issues, difficult life changes and religious trauma. I provide therapy services to adult individuals through telehealth and I have an independent license in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. I accept BCBS, and through Headway, I accept Cigna and Aetna insurances.
(662) 810-4154 View (662) 810-4154

Online Therapists

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Willie S Sanders
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, BC-TMH, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbus, MS 39701
Sanders Counseling Associates provides private professional counseling and behavioral health services to children, adolescents, adults and corporations. We offer couples, individual, group, and family counseling services to help clients overcome life stressors and develop the necessary coping skills to effectively manage challenges. I've had incredible success with individuals who have familial, relational, and substance abuse issues. I love helping people become the best version of themselves without criticism or judgment. Counseling is a gift that I have been blessed to offer through the knowledge and experience I've acquired.
Sanders Counseling Associates provides private professional counseling and behavioral health services to children, adolescents, adults and corporations. We offer couples, individual, group, and family counseling services to help clients overcome life stressors and develop the necessary coping skills to effectively manage challenges. I've had incredible success with individuals who have familial, relational, and substance abuse issues. I love helping people become the best version of themselves without criticism or judgment. Counseling is a gift that I have been blessed to offer through the knowledge and experience I've acquired.
(662) 240-2465 View (662) 240-2465
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Compass Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Corinth, MS 38834
Every day, therapists work with clients who have experienced past trauma, grief or loss, addiction(s), food issues, lasting effects from abuse, or other life altering challenges. I am skilled at helping trauma victims learn to "tell their story" in a safe and non-judgmental environment and guide them towards healing. It is my mission to assist clients in seeing dramatic improvements in their ability to trust, forgive, recover, and learn to move forward with their lives.
Every day, therapists work with clients who have experienced past trauma, grief or loss, addiction(s), food issues, lasting effects from abuse, or other life altering challenges. I am skilled at helping trauma victims learn to "tell their story" in a safe and non-judgmental environment and guide them towards healing. It is my mission to assist clients in seeing dramatic improvements in their ability to trust, forgive, recover, and learn to move forward with their lives.
(662) 504-4530 View (662) 504-4530
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Ellen Marie Frison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saltillo, MS 38866
Waitlist for new clients
Marie Frison is the owner and clinician of Hearts of Healing Therapies, LLC and has over 16 years of experience working with individuals of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, panic, and grief-related issues. She provides evidenced-based treatment for individuals 10 years of age and older. Her specialties include trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic, worry, grief and loss. Marie is Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). She is also a Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP) and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP).
Marie Frison is the owner and clinician of Hearts of Healing Therapies, LLC and has over 16 years of experience working with individuals of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, panic, and grief-related issues. She provides evidenced-based treatment for individuals 10 years of age and older. Her specialties include trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic, worry, grief and loss. Marie is Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). She is also a Certified Grief Informed Professional (CGP) and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP).
(662) 214-9299 View (662) 214-9299
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William (Billy) Meyers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
You may be considering therapy because you feel stuck in painful emotions or circumstances and aren’t sure how to try something new or even know what to try. As a therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals and families, I can help you to develop a clear vision of how you would like to move forward in your life, identifying barriers that may interfere with your goals, and building skills to connect you with your strengths so you can make steps in a positive direction.
You may be considering therapy because you feel stuck in painful emotions or circumstances and aren’t sure how to try something new or even know what to try. As a therapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals and families, I can help you to develop a clear vision of how you would like to move forward in your life, identifying barriers that may interfere with your goals, and building skills to connect you with your strengths so you can make steps in a positive direction.
(662) 845-4999 View (662) 845-4999
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Crossroads Counseling & Play Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, NCC, RPT, BC-TMH, AutPlay
Verified Verified
Corinth, MS 38834
You're feeling overwhelmed and often defeated as a parent. You've struggled to find ways to help your child manage their feelings and behaviors. You'd like to have help and you know counseling is a great option but you may feel reluctant to begin. I'll make the process go smoothly for you and your child. I'll also keep you informed of any concerns I see and meet with you often so we can make sure your child has an effective counseling experience. My goal is to not only help your child but to help you feel more successful as a parent. Call today for an appointment. (Tracy Gardner, owner).
You're feeling overwhelmed and often defeated as a parent. You've struggled to find ways to help your child manage their feelings and behaviors. You'd like to have help and you know counseling is a great option but you may feel reluctant to begin. I'll make the process go smoothly for you and your child. I'll also keep you informed of any concerns I see and meet with you often so we can make sure your child has an effective counseling experience. My goal is to not only help your child but to help you feel more successful as a parent. Call today for an appointment. (Tracy Gardner, owner).
(662) 667-8320 View (662) 667-8320
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Janice Baxter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Starkville, MS 39759
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that growth and change are natural parts of life. However, these can be overwhelming and challenging to face alone. I strive to create a safe and accepting space for clients to face these challenges. My aim as a therapist is to balance gentle challenges and nurturing support to help clients find healing and be their most authentic selves.
I believe that growth and change are natural parts of life. However, these can be overwhelming and challenging to face alone. I strive to create a safe and accepting space for clients to face these challenges. My aim as a therapist is to balance gentle challenges and nurturing support to help clients find healing and be their most authentic selves.
(662) 667-1304 View (662) 667-1304
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Collin Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655
Hey there, superstar! You've decided to open Pandora's box into the remarkable world of...YOU! Get ready to take on the roller-coaster ride of understanding your emotions. Itching to meet your worries like anxiety, depression, or trauma up close and personal? Maybe you're wrestling with the confusion of life transitions, or untangling the mystery of your sexuality? Welcome aboard the wild ride of healing! Young or old, I've got your back! Don’t worry, we’ll work together at your pace, whether that's a baby crawl or a marathon sprint. Looking forward to becoming your dedicated personal trainer… for the soul. Excited? I sure am!
Hey there, superstar! You've decided to open Pandora's box into the remarkable world of...YOU! Get ready to take on the roller-coaster ride of understanding your emotions. Itching to meet your worries like anxiety, depression, or trauma up close and personal? Maybe you're wrestling with the confusion of life transitions, or untangling the mystery of your sexuality? Welcome aboard the wild ride of healing! Young or old, I've got your back! Don’t worry, we’ll work together at your pace, whether that's a baby crawl or a marathon sprint. Looking forward to becoming your dedicated personal trainer… for the soul. Excited? I sure am!
(662) 570-4022 View (662) 570-4022
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Tyra Edwards Rowell
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Hernando, MS 38632
Are you feeling alone, anxious, or depressed? Do you have difficulty expressing your feelings, communicating your needs, getting past childhood trauma, forgiving, rebuilding trust, enforcing boundaries, or being intimate? Consider individual or couples therapy to get your life or relationship pivoting in the right direction toward a happier and healthier life.
Are you feeling alone, anxious, or depressed? Do you have difficulty expressing your feelings, communicating your needs, getting past childhood trauma, forgiving, rebuilding trust, enforcing boundaries, or being intimate? Consider individual or couples therapy to get your life or relationship pivoting in the right direction toward a happier and healthier life.
(662) 246-2175 View (662) 246-2175
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Kimberly Minton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
University, MS 38677  (Online Only)
I am an independently licensed clinician aiming to provide many clients with care. I am passionate about providing excellent care to vulnerable communities and individuals who traditionally have not have access. I'm here to walk with you on your path to well-being. As a mental health professional, my practice centers around evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I specialize in providing support for anxiety, depression, and disordered eating, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs.
I am an independently licensed clinician aiming to provide many clients with care. I am passionate about providing excellent care to vulnerable communities and individuals who traditionally have not have access. I'm here to walk with you on your path to well-being. As a mental health professional, my practice centers around evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I specialize in providing support for anxiety, depression, and disordered eating, tailoring my approach to meet your unique needs.
(662) 876-2501 View (662) 876-2501
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Kimberly W Mullin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, NCC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Columbus, MS 39701
Are you facing challenges in your life and want to make a change? You can do it. As long as there is breathe; there is Hope. It would be my pleasure to support you in reaching the goals that you want to obtain so that, you can live life to the fullest. I have a flexible schedule and will work to accommodate what works best for you. I look forward to meeting with you soon.
Are you facing challenges in your life and want to make a change? You can do it. As long as there is breathe; there is Hope. It would be my pleasure to support you in reaching the goals that you want to obtain so that, you can live life to the fullest. I have a flexible schedule and will work to accommodate what works best for you. I look forward to meeting with you soon.
(662) 612-4436 View (662) 612-4436
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Amy Marie Brownlee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC-S, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oxford, MS 38655
Life’s journey is influenced by your experiences. Some experiences are difficult and leave you feeling unbalanced and disconnected. Injuries sustained from relationships and events can create feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness and rejection. Seeking help is the first step toward finding your sense of balance and connection. Every individual has the ability within themselves to achieve the balance that they need for their lives. It is my goal as a counselor to assist you with the navigation of this journey.
Life’s journey is influenced by your experiences. Some experiences are difficult and leave you feeling unbalanced and disconnected. Injuries sustained from relationships and events can create feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness and rejection. Seeking help is the first step toward finding your sense of balance and connection. Every individual has the ability within themselves to achieve the balance that they need for their lives. It is my goal as a counselor to assist you with the navigation of this journey.
(662) 736-1396 View (662) 736-1396
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Lecretia Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
Accepting New Patients. Have you found it difficult to get the help you need quickly and easily? Have you ever struggled to find the best mental-health treatment for you or someone you love? We understand that it’s difficult to get the help you need quickly in Mississippi, and that’s why here at Right Track Medical Group, we strive to be there for you when you or a loved one needs help. We aim to give you the best personalized care plan as swiftly as possible without sacrificing quality care.
(662) 505-4776 View (662) 505-4776
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Leah Smith Headings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tupelo, MS 38804
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked with children and families for over 40 years. My goal in life has been to make a difference in the life of a child, helping them to feel good about themselves and teaching them skills to cope with whatever circumstances have led to their emotional or behavioral problems. I also strongly believe in working closely with the parents of the children I work with, helping them to understand and accept what is happening with their child and providing them with support and skills to interact with their child in positive and productive ways. Making a commitment to therapy can result in children that are happy and successful.
I have worked with children and families for over 40 years. My goal in life has been to make a difference in the life of a child, helping them to feel good about themselves and teaching them skills to cope with whatever circumstances have led to their emotional or behavioral problems. I also strongly believe in working closely with the parents of the children I work with, helping them to understand and accept what is happening with their child and providing them with support and skills to interact with their child in positive and productive ways. Making a commitment to therapy can result in children that are happy and successful.
(662) 291-7881 View (662) 291-7881
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Lakendria Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Batesville, MS 38606  (Online Only)
Seeing Beyond, Healing Within." As your therapist, I will begin by meeting you where you are emotionally, mentally, physically, and in most cases spiritually. Each session will began with your knowledge of self which includes thoughts, feelings, and actions, encourage understanding of triggers ( underlying issues or self awareness), goals that are obtainable for lasting effects, and continuation of self improvement with methods illustrated in sessions. It is very important to understand that each client recognize the importance of self worth and understanding that the mind is a powerful tool that needs care, then healing can began.
Seeing Beyond, Healing Within." As your therapist, I will begin by meeting you where you are emotionally, mentally, physically, and in most cases spiritually. Each session will began with your knowledge of self which includes thoughts, feelings, and actions, encourage understanding of triggers ( underlying issues or self awareness), goals that are obtainable for lasting effects, and continuation of self improvement with methods illustrated in sessions. It is very important to understand that each client recognize the importance of self worth and understanding that the mind is a powerful tool that needs care, then healing can began.
(662) 505-4805 View (662) 505-4805
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New Directions Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Olive Branch, MS 38654  (Online Only)
At New Directions Counseling Center our focus is to create a therapeutic environment for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples to explore new directions and create positive changes in their lives. We believe in identifying and utilizing personal strengths in order to overcome obstacles and develop emotional, behavioral, and physical well-being.
At New Directions Counseling Center our focus is to create a therapeutic environment for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples to explore new directions and create positive changes in their lives. We believe in identifying and utilizing personal strengths in order to overcome obstacles and develop emotional, behavioral, and physical well-being.
(662) 301-7076 View (662) 301-7076
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Melanie Tubbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbus, MS 39705
I am interested in you. I believe that every individual has the strength and endurance to make it through whatever unfolds in their life. Stages and seasons of life bring all kinds of difficulties and struggles. Whether you need to work through past trauma or present circumstances, I want to help you find the peace and quality of life you desire. I offer a safe space to explore and identify thoughts, learn to regulate emotions, and assist an individual or group in coping with the stress of everyday life.
I am interested in you. I believe that every individual has the strength and endurance to make it through whatever unfolds in their life. Stages and seasons of life bring all kinds of difficulties and struggles. Whether you need to work through past trauma or present circumstances, I want to help you find the peace and quality of life you desire. I offer a safe space to explore and identify thoughts, learn to regulate emotions, and assist an individual or group in coping with the stress of everyday life.
(662) 340-8205 View (662) 340-8205
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Lynette D Lacey-Godfrey
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC , NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Oxford, MS 38655  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing overwhelming anxiety? Do you have concerns about your self-concept or body image? I am a skilled therapist with 30 years of experience who specializes in anxiety and body image issues. I also assist individuals with stress, depression, coping with grief and loss, anger management, motivation, self esteem and other concerns. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will create a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Are you experiencing overwhelming anxiety? Do you have concerns about your self-concept or body image? I am a skilled therapist with 30 years of experience who specializes in anxiety and body image issues. I also assist individuals with stress, depression, coping with grief and loss, anger management, motivation, self esteem and other concerns. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will create a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
(662) 503-8450 View (662) 503-8450

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Fulton, MS

< 10

Therapists in Fulton, MS who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Self Esteem
100% Women's Issues
100% Stress
67% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in Fulton, MS see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fulton?

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.