Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Photo of Katie Burnett, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Katie Burnett
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Waitlist for new clients
+ + + + + My waitlist is currently full + + + + + Seeking support takes courage, and I'm glad you are here. Are you struggling with relationship issues or various life transitions? Are you an overwhelmed parent? I can help you utilize effective strategies that work for your family. Whether you are feeling anxious and burnt out or simply needing some support in navigating a deeper level of self-exploration and growth, I can help. I utilize a holistic, relationally based approach to facilitate healing and self-connection. My role is supportive in helping you discover the unique set of strengths and resources within yourself.
+ + + + + My waitlist is currently full + + + + + Seeking support takes courage, and I'm glad you are here. Are you struggling with relationship issues or various life transitions? Are you an overwhelmed parent? I can help you utilize effective strategies that work for your family. Whether you are feeling anxious and burnt out or simply needing some support in navigating a deeper level of self-exploration and growth, I can help. I utilize a holistic, relationally based approach to facilitate healing and self-connection. My role is supportive in helping you discover the unique set of strengths and resources within yourself.
(704) 707-3513 View (704) 707-3513
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Andrea Boulware
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, NCC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
Is your child or teenager struggling? Does your heart hurt watching them hurting? Do you feel stuck and don't know where to turn for help? I am here to offer you HOPE and a safe & supportive space where you are heard and seen & hope, growth, and healing can blossom. My specialty is helping children and teens who are struggling with big emotions, anger, anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, trauma, and friendships. They learn how to express and regulate their emotions in a healthy way, and I partner with you as a parent and give you new parenting tools for your toolbox to create more connections between you and your child.
Is your child or teenager struggling? Does your heart hurt watching them hurting? Do you feel stuck and don't know where to turn for help? I am here to offer you HOPE and a safe & supportive space where you are heard and seen & hope, growth, and healing can blossom. My specialty is helping children and teens who are struggling with big emotions, anger, anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, trauma, and friendships. They learn how to express and regulate their emotions in a healthy way, and I partner with you as a parent and give you new parenting tools for your toolbox to create more connections between you and your child.
(980) 990-3021 View (980) 990-3021
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Scottie Miller
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28227
My experience with clients include those who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, postpartum, and life challenges. As one takes the step to come to therapy, it is important to work together to focus on what concerns they may have, where they would like to be, and how to get there. As a therapist, I will work to help give you, the client, the tools needed to meet these goals. Through talk therapy, we work through different techniques and challenges to find what works best for you. Everyone is different - including clients. What works best for you is the direction we go in.
My experience with clients include those who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, postpartum, and life challenges. As one takes the step to come to therapy, it is important to work together to focus on what concerns they may have, where they would like to be, and how to get there. As a therapist, I will work to help give you, the client, the tools needed to meet these goals. Through talk therapy, we work through different techniques and challenges to find what works best for you. Everyone is different - including clients. What works best for you is the direction we go in.
(704) 445-7379 View (704) 445-7379
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Felicia Ledbetter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
If you're seeking more than just support – a therapeutic intervention that truly addresses your challenges – I'm here to guide you. Whether it's anxiety, life-limiting fears, unwanted thoughts, or sleepless nights, I understand the need for healing, relief, and growth. I offer attentive listening and effective strategies to ease stress, identify triggers, and restore your sense of self. Envision a life where you can relax your shoulders, breathe freely and quiet those overwhelming thoughts. Let's unpack your emotions together, finding an authentic route to healing through exploration of the past, present, and future.
If you're seeking more than just support – a therapeutic intervention that truly addresses your challenges – I'm here to guide you. Whether it's anxiety, life-limiting fears, unwanted thoughts, or sleepless nights, I understand the need for healing, relief, and growth. I offer attentive listening and effective strategies to ease stress, identify triggers, and restore your sense of self. Envision a life where you can relax your shoulders, breathe freely and quiet those overwhelming thoughts. Let's unpack your emotions together, finding an authentic route to healing through exploration of the past, present, and future.
(704) 457-1052 View (704) 457-1052
Photo of Jimiko W Ford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Jimiko W Ford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
Hello, are you ready to heal yourself emotionally and mentally? I’m Jimiko, a Licensed Clinical Therapist in NC and SC, owner of Emotional Healing & Recovery, LLC. Let's face it, life is hard and living in a toxic culture doesn't make it any easier. Talking and getting things out works wonders for your physical and mental health. Why suppress feelings and emotions when you can learn to work through them? I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. You are not alone in this crazy world so let's talk!
Hello, are you ready to heal yourself emotionally and mentally? I’m Jimiko, a Licensed Clinical Therapist in NC and SC, owner of Emotional Healing & Recovery, LLC. Let's face it, life is hard and living in a toxic culture doesn't make it any easier. Talking and getting things out works wonders for your physical and mental health. Why suppress feelings and emotions when you can learn to work through them? I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. You are not alone in this crazy world so let's talk!
(803) 373-9763 View (803) 373-9763
Photo of Shekita Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Shekita Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, VSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Shekita Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 17 years of experience in the mental health field. Ms. Brown is a Certified Victim Service Practitioner (VSP) who has worked on both sides of the victim role with clients of all ages--i.e. victims of trauma, sexual assault, and domestic violence; crisis intervention; as well as therapeutic intervention to juvenile offenders. This experience led her to management, supervision, and training of other clinicians in the area of victim advocacy.
Shekita Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 17 years of experience in the mental health field. Ms. Brown is a Certified Victim Service Practitioner (VSP) who has worked on both sides of the victim role with clients of all ages--i.e. victims of trauma, sexual assault, and domestic violence; crisis intervention; as well as therapeutic intervention to juvenile offenders. This experience led her to management, supervision, and training of other clinicians in the area of victim advocacy.
(704) 208-4762 View (704) 208-4762
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Linda V Hanby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACC, LMFT, LCMHC-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Sometimes life hurts and we stumble and fall along our journey and may even lose our way. During times like this, we need help and support to get back up and begin experiencing life in a more meaningful way. It is my sincere desire to empower and motivate change that facilitates growth. Together we can work on overcoming problems, discover patterns in thinking or behavior that hinder your growth, establish attainable goals and learn healthy and effective skills that will put you in control and allow you to live a life of purpose and inner peace. .
Sometimes life hurts and we stumble and fall along our journey and may even lose our way. During times like this, we need help and support to get back up and begin experiencing life in a more meaningful way. It is my sincere desire to empower and motivate change that facilitates growth. Together we can work on overcoming problems, discover patterns in thinking or behavior that hinder your growth, establish attainable goals and learn healthy and effective skills that will put you in control and allow you to live a life of purpose and inner peace. .
(704) 233-7545 View (704) 233-7545
Photo of Paul M. Ewing, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Paul M. Ewing
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28213
I specialize in working with teens and adolescents struggling with anger, adjustment difficulties, defiance, emotional instability, anxiety, and depression. I often focus on being responsible, understanding of making good choices, learning how to manage stress, developing healthy relationships, and charting a path forward. I create a safe space for adolescents and teens by initially working to develop a solid relationship built on trust and sincerity. I offer individual sessions.
I specialize in working with teens and adolescents struggling with anger, adjustment difficulties, defiance, emotional instability, anxiety, and depression. I often focus on being responsible, understanding of making good choices, learning how to manage stress, developing healthy relationships, and charting a path forward. I create a safe space for adolescents and teens by initially working to develop a solid relationship built on trust and sincerity. I offer individual sessions.
(704) 538-4268 View (704) 538-4268
Photo of Alexandria D., Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Alexandria D.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
You have been struggling with your feelings lately. It feels like they are messing up your life; some days you even feel crazy. You've been feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Your family and friends are starting to notice, but they haven't been as supportive as you would hope. This has been a difficult season, and you are tired of feeling like this. Although these feelings are confusing and you may feel alone with them, I want to let you know you are not alone. I can help you rebalance your life.
You have been struggling with your feelings lately. It feels like they are messing up your life; some days you even feel crazy. You've been feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Your family and friends are starting to notice, but they haven't been as supportive as you would hope. This has been a difficult season, and you are tired of feeling like this. Although these feelings are confusing and you may feel alone with them, I want to let you know you are not alone. I can help you rebalance your life.
(704) 800-3684 View (704) 800-3684
Photo of Wanda McWilliams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Wanda McWilliams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
I am a fully licensed social worker and use clinical skills as I serve my clients. I also use Christian-based therapy with clients who have identified as desiring this service. I believe my techniques and skills will be very effective in assisting clients and families with reaching their goals. I also use the personal strengths and skills of the client to assist them with achieving goals desired. There is no shame in reaching to get help when as you realize that you are not functioning at the level you desire and believe you can function. I can help you in your journey to being the person you desire to be, one step at a time.
I am a fully licensed social worker and use clinical skills as I serve my clients. I also use Christian-based therapy with clients who have identified as desiring this service. I believe my techniques and skills will be very effective in assisting clients and families with reaching their goals. I also use the personal strengths and skills of the client to assist them with achieving goals desired. There is no shame in reaching to get help when as you realize that you are not functioning at the level you desire and believe you can function. I can help you in your journey to being the person you desire to be, one step at a time.
(704) 272-2762 View (704) 272-2762
Photo of Richard McDonald, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC
Richard McDonald
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28215
I have a Bachelor's in Economics and a Master's in Mental Health Counseling. I am licensed by the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and as a Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). I am also a Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and I belong to the American Counseling Association, The National Board of Certified Counselors, and the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
I have a Bachelor's in Economics and a Master's in Mental Health Counseling. I am licensed by the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and as a Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). I am also a Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and I belong to the American Counseling Association, The National Board of Certified Counselors, and the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
(980) 372-4734 View (980) 372-4734
Photo of C. Grace Hodgson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Charlotte, NC
C. Grace Hodgson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
Not accepting new clients
My practice is built on the desire to help individuals, couples, and families create lasting relationships and firm foundations for the future. Life happens! Children grow up and marriages struggle. You go through transitions where old skills need revising and new skills need to be built. Don't wait until your personal or relationship stress starts to affect your ability to work or enjoy the rest of your life. Now is the time to call and come in to assess what is going on for you.
My practice is built on the desire to help individuals, couples, and families create lasting relationships and firm foundations for the future. Life happens! Children grow up and marriages struggle. You go through transitions where old skills need revising and new skills need to be built. Don't wait until your personal or relationship stress starts to affect your ability to work or enjoy the rest of your life. Now is the time to call and come in to assess what is going on for you.
(980) 777-6005 View (980) 777-6005
Photo of Deanna Carvalho, Marriage & Family Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Deanna Carvalho
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
Do you find yourself wanting to live a more authentic, empowered and meaningful life? Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to cultivate the kind of relationships, work and level of health that you desire? I can help you understand and manage anxiety and depression symptoms as well as explore and resolve their root cause. If you're feeling stuck, down or struggling to create the life you desire, I can help you to identify what's not working and find your way back to balance.
Do you find yourself wanting to live a more authentic, empowered and meaningful life? Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to cultivate the kind of relationships, work and level of health that you desire? I can help you understand and manage anxiety and depression symptoms as well as explore and resolve their root cause. If you're feeling stuck, down or struggling to create the life you desire, I can help you to identify what's not working and find your way back to balance.
(704) 486-8636 View (704) 486-8636
Photo of Lourdes Anduiza, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Lourdes Anduiza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
You’re feeling tired, anxious, and empty, hoping to find balance in your life. You want to change how you approach your daily stressors, but you don’t know how to even start. Finding your path through difficult challenges feels overwhelming most of the time. Regardless of the reason, you feel disconnected, lonely, and anxious. Are you hoping to find someone who will not only listen to you but also your story?
You’re feeling tired, anxious, and empty, hoping to find balance in your life. You want to change how you approach your daily stressors, but you don’t know how to even start. Finding your path through difficult challenges feels overwhelming most of the time. Regardless of the reason, you feel disconnected, lonely, and anxious. Are you hoping to find someone who will not only listen to you but also your story?
(704) 631-9282 View (704) 631-9282
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Catherine Morrison
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Catherine, a clinical therapist specializing in helping individuals navigate the intricate landscape of thought processes and emotional responses. If you find yourself grappling with consuming thought patterns or experiencing perplexing physical sensations tied to your emotions, you're not alone. Recognizing the need for perspective, I'm here to provide that support. As your therapist, my primary mission is to create a space of hope, allowing you to explore your feelings and gain fresh insights that might be challenging to uncover independently.
Hello, I'm Catherine, a clinical therapist specializing in helping individuals navigate the intricate landscape of thought processes and emotional responses. If you find yourself grappling with consuming thought patterns or experiencing perplexing physical sensations tied to your emotions, you're not alone. Recognizing the need for perspective, I'm here to provide that support. As your therapist, my primary mission is to create a space of hope, allowing you to explore your feelings and gain fresh insights that might be challenging to uncover independently.
(980) 372-6337 View (980) 372-6337
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Stress Management, PLLC
LCMHCS, CCS, LCAS
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28269  (Online Only)
** Available for Speaking Engagements and Panel Events** ** Now Accepting New Clients** When life's terms are overwhelming, it's time to level the playing field by teaming up with a professional. By understanding how to use the appropriate tools and strategies, you can make a positive difference in your life. Building on your strengths and recognizing available resources, may decrease the impact of future stressors.
** Available for Speaking Engagements and Panel Events** ** Now Accepting New Clients** When life's terms are overwhelming, it's time to level the playing field by teaming up with a professional. By understanding how to use the appropriate tools and strategies, you can make a positive difference in your life. Building on your strengths and recognizing available resources, may decrease the impact of future stressors.
(704) 610-3640 View (704) 610-3640
Photo of Sherabiah Oglesby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Sherabiah Oglesby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28205  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m Sherabiah, a provisionally Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey towards mental wellness. I am passionate about providing support to my clients and helping them to build resilience as they navigate challenges in life. It takes great courage to seek out therapy and I am excited to support you as you work toward healing. I am currently accepting new clients and would be delighted to embark on this journey with you. I conduct all sessions virtually.
Hello! I’m Sherabiah, a provisionally Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey towards mental wellness. I am passionate about providing support to my clients and helping them to build resilience as they navigate challenges in life. It takes great courage to seek out therapy and I am excited to support you as you work toward healing. I am currently accepting new clients and would be delighted to embark on this journey with you. I conduct all sessions virtually.
(704) 368-4634 View (704) 368-4634
Photo of Kelsey Cuomo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Kelsey Cuomo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28203
Waitlist for new clients
You are not "too much." No matter your struggles, you deserve to take up space, and I am here to help you find your joy. You may notice that you feel numb or helpless from a broken relationship or a new diagnosis (mental or physical). Or you may feel trapped reliving a traumatic experience. Maybe you recently lost a loved one and are grieving the life that was and could have been. Whatever it is, I'm here to support you on this journey.
You are not "too much." No matter your struggles, you deserve to take up space, and I am here to help you find your joy. You may notice that you feel numb or helpless from a broken relationship or a new diagnosis (mental or physical). Or you may feel trapped reliving a traumatic experience. Maybe you recently lost a loved one and are grieving the life that was and could have been. Whatever it is, I'm here to support you on this journey.
(704) 396-5976 View (704) 396-5976
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Myracle Clay-Bennett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC).
Hello! I’m a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC).
(704) 703-7102 View (704) 703-7102
Photo of Donnetta Evans, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Charlotte, NC
Donnetta Evans
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
My passion is members who identify with the mental health and substance use population. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Social Work from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2008. I obtained a Master's in Social Work from Winthrop University in 2014. I hold licenses as a Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Addiction Specialist, and have been providing therapy for 10 years. I have worked as a case manager, psychiatric tech on an inpatient unit, substance abuse counselor intern, and as a foster care social worker. I use life experiences as well as evidenced based practices as we work together in therapy.
My passion is members who identify with the mental health and substance use population. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Social Work from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2008. I obtained a Master's in Social Work from Winthrop University in 2014. I hold licenses as a Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Addiction Specialist, and have been providing therapy for 10 years. I have worked as a case manager, psychiatric tech on an inpatient unit, substance abuse counselor intern, and as a foster care social worker. I use life experiences as well as evidenced based practices as we work together in therapy.
(704) 486-8542 View (704) 486-8542

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Charlotte, NC

2,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Charlotte, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
70% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Charlotte, NC see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Charlotte?

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.