Therapists in Olive Branch, MS

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Emily Frye
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
I am a Grand Canyon University graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health program with an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy. I am currently an Intern at Counseling Associates, LLC. I am originally from San Diego, California where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from San Diego State University. I am motivated to help teens, couples, families, and individuals through their challenges using whichever model, tool or skill that the client needs. In my free time, I enjoy spending it with my family and three dogs, especially outdoors.
I am a Grand Canyon University graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health program with an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy. I am currently an Intern at Counseling Associates, LLC. I am originally from San Diego, California where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from San Diego State University. I am motivated to help teens, couples, families, and individuals through their challenges using whichever model, tool or skill that the client needs. In my free time, I enjoy spending it with my family and three dogs, especially outdoors.
(662) 262-5739 View (662) 262-5739
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Julie Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Sometimes the first step is the most difficult one to take. I offer a safe, calm, non-judgmental space for clients to be seen, heard, and to explore their struggles. I have over 20 years experience in the field of social work, working with diverse populations. I am licensed in Mississippi and Tennessee. I have experience working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic illness and loss of independence, infertility, adoption, divorce recovery, autism, adhd, suicide of a loved one, grief and loss, insecure attachment styles, trauma, and child abuse/neglect. Accepting new clients.
Sometimes the first step is the most difficult one to take. I offer a safe, calm, non-judgmental space for clients to be seen, heard, and to explore their struggles. I have over 20 years experience in the field of social work, working with diverse populations. I am licensed in Mississippi and Tennessee. I have experience working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic illness and loss of independence, infertility, adoption, divorce recovery, autism, adhd, suicide of a loved one, grief and loss, insecure attachment styles, trauma, and child abuse/neglect. Accepting new clients.
(662) 672-7641 View (662) 672-7641
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Lakeia Kirksey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, work, family struggles, change of life phases and many other life circumstances is difficult. Let's work together to come up with a plan to help you find the right tools for you to become a more successful version of you.
Dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, work, family struggles, change of life phases and many other life circumstances is difficult. Let's work together to come up with a plan to help you find the right tools for you to become a more successful version of you.
(662) 262-5865 View (662) 262-5865
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Carter Collaborative Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT, MAMFTC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! It's a joy for me to come alongside those courageous enough to ask for help. Sometimes it's embarrassing to ask questions about what’s normal and what isn't -i.e., "Am I a bad parent because my child doesn't listen?" or "Is something wrong with me because my relationships keep failing?" I work to provide an open environment for my clients to both process these questions and find solutions. My ideal client values both their personal and loved ones’ mental health. It's an honor to come alongside adults and children with painful histories and increase healthy options for your future.
Hello! It's a joy for me to come alongside those courageous enough to ask for help. Sometimes it's embarrassing to ask questions about what’s normal and what isn't -i.e., "Am I a bad parent because my child doesn't listen?" or "Is something wrong with me because my relationships keep failing?" I work to provide an open environment for my clients to both process these questions and find solutions. My ideal client values both their personal and loved ones’ mental health. It's an honor to come alongside adults and children with painful histories and increase healthy options for your future.
(731) 224-2993 View (731) 224-2993
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Taquila Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and EMDR Trained therapist. I'm a graduate of Delta State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I'm living out my childhood passion of raising awareness for those who may be suffering from mental illnesses in silence. I've been providing mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults since 2014. I'm an eclectic therapist with expertise in working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health disorders.
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and EMDR Trained therapist. I'm a graduate of Delta State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. I'm living out my childhood passion of raising awareness for those who may be suffering from mental illnesses in silence. I've been providing mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults since 2014. I'm an eclectic therapist with expertise in working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other mental health disorders.
(901) 295-3408 View (901) 295-3408
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Beth Hand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olive Branch, MS 38654
I have over 30 years of experience in therapy. I'm credentialed in Mississippi & Tennessee; seeing individual adults in-person or virtually. Counseling is provided for depression, anxiety, & other life stressors. Many people have personal struggles with: grief, relationship problems, difficulty with communication, divorce, childhood & adult traumas, social issues, health issues, and job/school performance. Pregnancy, adoption, parenting, or becoming a caregiver for an elderly or ill family member can also be overwhelming.
I have over 30 years of experience in therapy. I'm credentialed in Mississippi & Tennessee; seeing individual adults in-person or virtually. Counseling is provided for depression, anxiety, & other life stressors. Many people have personal struggles with: grief, relationship problems, difficulty with communication, divorce, childhood & adult traumas, social issues, health issues, and job/school performance. Pregnancy, adoption, parenting, or becoming a caregiver for an elderly or ill family member can also be overwhelming.
(662) 214-8991 View (662) 214-8991
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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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Monica Krulewitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Feeling overwhelmed? Have no one to talk to? Feeling like you don’t want to “burden” family or friends? It is my goal to provide a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment that will allow you to share, process, understand how to regulate emotion, and learn healthier ways of coping with life stressors. During my years as a psychotherapist, I have had the pleasure of helping persons struggling with such issues as depression, anxiety, mood swings, the effects of recent and past traumas and addiction.
Feeling overwhelmed? Have no one to talk to? Feeling like you don’t want to “burden” family or friends? It is my goal to provide a safe, comfortable and relaxed environment that will allow you to share, process, understand how to regulate emotion, and learn healthier ways of coping with life stressors. During my years as a psychotherapist, I have had the pleasure of helping persons struggling with such issues as depression, anxiety, mood swings, the effects of recent and past traumas and addiction.
(901) 497-6827 View (901) 497-6827
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Robert Rahaim
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, MAMFT
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Hi. I am Robert Rahaim. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Clinical Supervisor as well as an approved provider of Tele-Mental Health Counseling services in the state of Mississippi. I have over 30 years of experience providing help and support to individuals, couples and families who are struggling to cope with the challenges that come with "life life-ing" (a term coined by the members of a psychiatric group I currently lead.)
Hi. I am Robert Rahaim. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Clinical Supervisor as well as an approved provider of Tele-Mental Health Counseling services in the state of Mississippi. I have over 30 years of experience providing help and support to individuals, couples and families who are struggling to cope with the challenges that come with "life life-ing" (a term coined by the members of a psychiatric group I currently lead.)
(662) 330-0927 View (662) 330-0927
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A. Charisse Gough
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Not accepting new clients
Are you ready to enjoy your life? My specialties include working with those ready to heal from difficult life circumstances and relationships, including narcissistic abuse, treating anxiety and depression, managing chronic illness, and fostering growth through life transitions. I use skills based on CBT, DBT, trauma focused therapy, and EMDR to work with emotions, thoughts, and patterns of beliefs and behavior that can hold you back. Learn your strengths, build decision-making and relational skills, identify your values, and meet your goals. I enjoy counseling from a Christian perspective when requested by clients.
Are you ready to enjoy your life? My specialties include working with those ready to heal from difficult life circumstances and relationships, including narcissistic abuse, treating anxiety and depression, managing chronic illness, and fostering growth through life transitions. I use skills based on CBT, DBT, trauma focused therapy, and EMDR to work with emotions, thoughts, and patterns of beliefs and behavior that can hold you back. Learn your strengths, build decision-making and relational skills, identify your values, and meet your goals. I enjoy counseling from a Christian perspective when requested by clients.
(662) 262-6627 View (662) 262-6627
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Cassandra Denise Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
I have 20 years of experience in the behavioral/mental health field. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults, providing case management, individual, family and group therapy. My professional experience includes working with adults as a crisis case manager and advocate; providing clinical interventions to children and adults.
I have 20 years of experience in the behavioral/mental health field. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults, providing case management, individual, family and group therapy. My professional experience includes working with adults as a crisis case manager and advocate; providing clinical interventions to children and adults.
(662) 235-9308 View (662) 235-9308
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Marilyn M Kerr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
WELCOME TO A MORE FULFILLING AND CREATIVE LIFE... If you are struggling with personal, relational and professional difficulties, you will know you are respected and valued as we explore solutions. Counseling can help you find hope and strength to meet your goals despite whatever is causing you stress or pain. Varied counseling techniques which are supportive, compassionate and practical can meet your needs for conflict resolution, family psychotherapy, abuse, and/or grief recovery. Together we can work toward realizing and fulfilling your potential.
WELCOME TO A MORE FULFILLING AND CREATIVE LIFE... If you are struggling with personal, relational and professional difficulties, you will know you are respected and valued as we explore solutions. Counseling can help you find hope and strength to meet your goals despite whatever is causing you stress or pain. Varied counseling techniques which are supportive, compassionate and practical can meet your needs for conflict resolution, family psychotherapy, abuse, and/or grief recovery. Together we can work toward realizing and fulfilling your potential.
(662) 503-8013 View (662) 503-8013
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Madelon (Penny) Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
My goal as a licensed professional counselor is to establish a safe, warm, and comforting environment for people to share life’s hurts and experiences, as well as process emotions and move toward solutions. I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, parents, and women work toward positive change, develop a greater sense of well-being, and live a more purpose-filled life.
My goal as a licensed professional counselor is to establish a safe, warm, and comforting environment for people to share life’s hurts and experiences, as well as process emotions and move toward solutions. I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, parents, and women work toward positive change, develop a greater sense of well-being, and live a more purpose-filled life.
(662) 525-5713 View (662) 525-5713
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Tricia Hopson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Feeling stressed, isolated, experiencing unusually high Anxiety levels, and simply just not feeling your best? Life can take many unexpected and unwanted turns. However, please know that you have the power to navigate these uncharted waters of life safely. I would love to help you get to a better space and place in your life. I have worked in various social fields for the last 25 years, from hospitals to mental health organizations. Dealing with a medical illness to experiencing emotional and psychological stress can be challenging, but there is hope.
Feeling stressed, isolated, experiencing unusually high Anxiety levels, and simply just not feeling your best? Life can take many unexpected and unwanted turns. However, please know that you have the power to navigate these uncharted waters of life safely. I would love to help you get to a better space and place in your life. I have worked in various social fields for the last 25 years, from hospitals to mental health organizations. Dealing with a medical illness to experiencing emotional and psychological stress can be challenging, but there is hope.
(662) 747-4422 View (662) 747-4422
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Alison Bigelow
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Waitlist for new clients
I'm so glad that you are considering reaching out for help! I believe that the therapeutic relationship has the power to be one of the most transformative in our lives. I find that disconnection from ourselves and others, as well as deviating from what brings us meaning, leads to pain. It is important to me that, together, we utilize your strengths in uncovering a path to a deeper sense of "connectedness" and more authentic living. I offer support, and I do a lot of listening.
I'm so glad that you are considering reaching out for help! I believe that the therapeutic relationship has the power to be one of the most transformative in our lives. I find that disconnection from ourselves and others, as well as deviating from what brings us meaning, leads to pain. It is important to me that, together, we utilize your strengths in uncovering a path to a deeper sense of "connectedness" and more authentic living. I offer support, and I do a lot of listening.
(662) 672-7157 View (662) 672-7157
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Allison Rogers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RPT, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
I work most effectively with those struggling with emotional injuries incurred in past and current relationships. I also treat anxiety, depression and trauma. I believe that people are capable of tremendous growth and change when provided with the right conditions of safety, attunement and encouragement. I see my clients within the context of their most important relationships and I find ways to help people turn toward others in their life in new ways to understand and manage their emotions.
I work most effectively with those struggling with emotional injuries incurred in past and current relationships. I also treat anxiety, depression and trauma. I believe that people are capable of tremendous growth and change when provided with the right conditions of safety, attunement and encouragement. I see my clients within the context of their most important relationships and I find ways to help people turn toward others in their life in new ways to understand and manage their emotions.
(662) 967-4642 View (662) 967-4642
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Nathaniel Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
My name is Nathaniel Mitchell, and I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Central Mississippi area and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents and specialize in grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, oppositional behaviors, and attention-deficit disorder. I used various evidence-based interventions according to the specific needs of the client. I am motivated to work with adolescents and adults, who experience anxious and depressive feelings, trauma, stress, unstable mood, communication, and boundaries issues, to live more healthy and productive lives.
My name is Nathaniel Mitchell, and I am a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) based in the Central Mississippi area and working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and adolescents and specialize in grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, oppositional behaviors, and attention-deficit disorder. I used various evidence-based interventions according to the specific needs of the client. I am motivated to work with adolescents and adults, who experience anxious and depressive feelings, trauma, stress, unstable mood, communication, and boundaries issues, to live more healthy and productive lives.
(662) 780-7258 View (662) 780-7258
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Grace Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , MAMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Hi! My name is Nicole Martin. I am a licensed professional counselor with 14 years of experience working with indivduals, couples, and families. I graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with the desire to help people find healing and hope while integrating faith and psychology with the gospel as foundation. I personally aspire to provide a safe place for clients to grow in their ability to be real and vulnerable. Healing from wounds happens through authentic relationships and I join along side to foster growth and lasting connection in identity, relationships, and goals.
Hi! My name is Nicole Martin. I am a licensed professional counselor with 14 years of experience working with indivduals, couples, and families. I graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary with the desire to help people find healing and hope while integrating faith and psychology with the gospel as foundation. I personally aspire to provide a safe place for clients to grow in their ability to be real and vulnerable. Healing from wounds happens through authentic relationships and I join along side to foster growth and lasting connection in identity, relationships, and goals.
(662) 339-8294 View (662) 339-8294
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Dr. Kate Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Not accepting new clients
Life is not always smooth sailing & it is my goal to help those struggling to successfully navigate through the challenges life has presented. For true healing & growth, I believe all areas of the self need to be healthy. I don't adhere to one treatment modality, but rather work with individuals to address their specific needs. I strive to provide validation to feelings while working towards a solution. My role is to provide support & guidance, enabling you to process through thoughts & feelings while moving towards the peace you're seeking.
Life is not always smooth sailing & it is my goal to help those struggling to successfully navigate through the challenges life has presented. For true healing & growth, I believe all areas of the self need to be healthy. I don't adhere to one treatment modality, but rather work with individuals to address their specific needs. I strive to provide validation to feelings while working towards a solution. My role is to provide support & guidance, enabling you to process through thoughts & feelings while moving towards the peace you're seeking.
(662) 262-5674 View (662) 262-5674
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Jennifer Haney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , NBCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Hello! My name is Jennifer Haney. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Mississippi. I am also licensed in several other states as well. I have over 20 years' experience working with individuals, couples and families with issues such as relationship conflicts, grief, career changes, stress, boundaries and emotional difficulties. It is my goal to help my clients overcome challenges they are facing and feel more supported and hopeful about themselves and the obstacles they are experiencing. I would be happy to support you in your journey!
Hello! My name is Jennifer Haney. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Mississippi. I am also licensed in several other states as well. I have over 20 years' experience working with individuals, couples and families with issues such as relationship conflicts, grief, career changes, stress, boundaries and emotional difficulties. It is my goal to help my clients overcome challenges they are facing and feel more supported and hopeful about themselves and the obstacles they are experiencing. I would be happy to support you in your journey!
(662) 673-5256 View (662) 673-5256

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Number of Therapists in Olive Branch, MS

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Olive Branch, MS who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
91% Anxiety
76% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
72% Grief
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Cigna and Evernorth
74% Aetna
70% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Olive Branch, MS see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Olive Branch?

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.