Therapists in Concord, NC

Photo of Adrienne Eberhardt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Concord, NC
Adrienne Eberhardt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
From an early age I have had a passion for helping others in an impactful way. I aspire and dedicate my time working with individuals who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, sexual and domestic abuse, family discord, personality disorders and ADHD. Therapy can be scary and in many communities, still very stigmatized. I aid in assisting individuals who make a brave decision to seek out therapy for self or close loved ones, in order to live the best life possible.
From an early age I have had a passion for helping others in an impactful way. I aspire and dedicate my time working with individuals who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, sexual and domestic abuse, family discord, personality disorders and ADHD. Therapy can be scary and in many communities, still very stigmatized. I aid in assisting individuals who make a brave decision to seek out therapy for self or close loved ones, in order to live the best life possible.
(704) 753-8328 View (704) 753-8328
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Desiny Yates
LCSW Associate , LCSWA, LCASR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
Are you struggling with daily stressors that are impacting your mental health? Do you need additional support and guidance in your life right now? Whether you are a single mom, struggling with social anxiety, or have a child or teen who is in need of support, I am here to guide and assist you and your family throughout this journey we call life. I can help you with determining what your triggers may be and provide you with skills to better your life. If you are interested and determined in improving you or your family's mental health or just need additional support, I am here for you.
Are you struggling with daily stressors that are impacting your mental health? Do you need additional support and guidance in your life right now? Whether you are a single mom, struggling with social anxiety, or have a child or teen who is in need of support, I am here to guide and assist you and your family throughout this journey we call life. I can help you with determining what your triggers may be and provide you with skills to better your life. If you are interested and determined in improving you or your family's mental health or just need additional support, I am here for you.
(704) 459-8278 View (704) 459-8278
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Dominique Vaughan
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28025
Dominique received his undergrad degree from Winston-Salem State University in Sociology with concentration in Social Work. Dominique served in the community for several years being a state probation/parole officer, working for Intensive in-home programs, and time with DSS Guilford county. During this time period, Dominque decided to go back to school to obtain his master's in clinical Mental Heatlh counseling. After receiving degree along with a ton of experience, Dominique applied for State licensure exam and passed it becoming provisionally licensed.
Dominique received his undergrad degree from Winston-Salem State University in Sociology with concentration in Social Work. Dominique served in the community for several years being a state probation/parole officer, working for Intensive in-home programs, and time with DSS Guilford county. During this time period, Dominque decided to go back to school to obtain his master's in clinical Mental Heatlh counseling. After receiving degree along with a ton of experience, Dominique applied for State licensure exam and passed it becoming provisionally licensed.
(704) 327-0792 View (704) 327-0792
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Matthew Kern
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCHMC-A, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
I work from a Person Centered Modality with the goal of walking alongside my clients. Anxiety, depression, transitions, or trauma can be overwhelming and all consuming. Working one’s way through high school, college, a new job, or relationship can be scary. My sole desire is to help provide my clients the tools to overcome adversity, help clients grow into the healthiest individuals they can, and help them build trust within. Rather than run away from our fears and anxieties, lets run towards growth and a healthier version of one's self.
I work from a Person Centered Modality with the goal of walking alongside my clients. Anxiety, depression, transitions, or trauma can be overwhelming and all consuming. Working one’s way through high school, college, a new job, or relationship can be scary. My sole desire is to help provide my clients the tools to overcome adversity, help clients grow into the healthiest individuals they can, and help them build trust within. Rather than run away from our fears and anxieties, lets run towards growth and a healthier version of one's self.
(980) 255-5347 View (980) 255-5347
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Eclectic Essentials for Emotional Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28027
How are you? These are unprecedented times we are living in and having the proper support is beneficial for our mental and emotional well being. My Name is Candace Fritts and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have an extensive background working in the mental health field for over ten years, along with a passion for helping anyone that may be going through a difficult time in their life. My motto is "We are all different therefore we all have our different ways of approaching, understanding and healing." Here at Eclectic Essentials diversity and individualism is celebrated as well as welcomed.
How are you? These are unprecedented times we are living in and having the proper support is beneficial for our mental and emotional well being. My Name is Candace Fritts and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have an extensive background working in the mental health field for over ten years, along with a passion for helping anyone that may be going through a difficult time in their life. My motto is "We are all different therefore we all have our different ways of approaching, understanding and healing." Here at Eclectic Essentials diversity and individualism is celebrated as well as welcomed.
(704) 486-5048 View (704) 486-5048
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Jarytza Linares
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, RYT-500
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28025
I have an intersectional approach to therapy, and view that identities and systems in our world impact how we experience life. There are things within us and outside us that influence different conditions, it is challenging. In therapy we can take a look at ourselves and our history, as well as conditions outside of us that paint the story of our world. How are we existing now, and what comes next?
I have an intersectional approach to therapy, and view that identities and systems in our world impact how we experience life. There are things within us and outside us that influence different conditions, it is challenging. In therapy we can take a look at ourselves and our history, as well as conditions outside of us that paint the story of our world. How are we existing now, and what comes next?
(704) 736-3864 View (704) 736-3864
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HR Holistic Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28025  (Online Only)
In life, there are various stages and situations we may experience that cause us to seek help. The decision to start the journey of healing with therapy is courageous and personal. I am here to provide support, inspire confidence, and foster empowerment. I will serve as a compassionate partner guiding you on your path toward "Healing Rejuvenation and Holistic Wellness". As a Psychotherapist, I work with individuals, families, and groups who may need assistance with navigating life transitions. I offer mental health therapy, counseling, and coaching services. I provide techniques and educational resources to facilitate growth.
In life, there are various stages and situations we may experience that cause us to seek help. The decision to start the journey of healing with therapy is courageous and personal. I am here to provide support, inspire confidence, and foster empowerment. I will serve as a compassionate partner guiding you on your path toward "Healing Rejuvenation and Holistic Wellness". As a Psychotherapist, I work with individuals, families, and groups who may need assistance with navigating life transitions. I offer mental health therapy, counseling, and coaching services. I provide techniques and educational resources to facilitate growth.
(704) 508-9498 View (704) 508-9498
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Cristy L Hooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28027  (Online Only)
We enjoy working with clients who are motivated to understand their thoughts and behavior patterns. We want to help individuals work to achieve the goals that they feel are specific to their life experience. We want to provide support to individuals who want to be the change in their own lives.
We enjoy working with clients who are motivated to understand their thoughts and behavior patterns. We want to help individuals work to achieve the goals that they feel are specific to their life experience. We want to provide support to individuals who want to be the change in their own lives.
(980) 372-2835 View (980) 372-2835
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Marisa Grimmius
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28027
I believe you naturally have everything inside of you to live your best life, and I will walk beside you on your path to restoring personal peace and wellness. We will work from a holistic lens that includes gaining insight into your family system, understanding and leveraging your strengths, and developing self compassion. My counseling approach is person-centered which means I see every client as the person best-equipped to know the desired course of action for themselves, even if it is not readily apparent. I strive to develop a warm and nurturing relationship with my clients as I provide non-judgmental support.
I believe you naturally have everything inside of you to live your best life, and I will walk beside you on your path to restoring personal peace and wellness. We will work from a holistic lens that includes gaining insight into your family system, understanding and leveraging your strengths, and developing self compassion. My counseling approach is person-centered which means I see every client as the person best-equipped to know the desired course of action for themselves, even if it is not readily apparent. I strive to develop a warm and nurturing relationship with my clients as I provide non-judgmental support.
(704) 317-5720 x5722 View (704) 317-5720 x5722
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Charles Andrew Baskin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a partner in your journey toward mental health? I can help you to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and improve your sense of personal and relational well being. Prefer the privacy and convenience of therapy from the comfort of your home? I provide flexible online therapy. Are you open to collaboration as you look for effective solutions and willing to cooperate with implementing new strategies for living well? My versatile and creative approach to therapy could be a good match for you.
Are you looking for a partner in your journey toward mental health? I can help you to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and improve your sense of personal and relational well being. Prefer the privacy and convenience of therapy from the comfort of your home? I provide flexible online therapy. Are you open to collaboration as you look for effective solutions and willing to cooperate with implementing new strategies for living well? My versatile and creative approach to therapy could be a good match for you.
(704) 228-4801 View (704) 228-4801
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Chesley Holston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28025  (Online Only)
Hey there! Welcome to my page :) A little background, I graduated from UNCC with my bachelor’s in psychology in 2018, and more recently in 2022, from the University of Kentucky with my Masters in Social Work. I love all things art and music related and love to bring those to the therapeutic space. We will lean into your strengths and build a positive therapeutic relationship at a pace that you deem appropriate. I look forward to getting to know you and working through the hurdles of life, together.
Hey there! Welcome to my page :) A little background, I graduated from UNCC with my bachelor’s in psychology in 2018, and more recently in 2022, from the University of Kentucky with my Masters in Social Work. I love all things art and music related and love to bring those to the therapeutic space. We will lean into your strengths and build a positive therapeutic relationship at a pace that you deem appropriate. I look forward to getting to know you and working through the hurdles of life, together.
(704) 741-2063 View (704) 741-2063
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Great Rose Counseling Associates
Counselor, LCAS, LCMHC-A, CSAT-C, CSI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025
I am a LCAS, LCMHCA, CSAT-C, CSI and I am a current PhD candidate with Liberty University's Counselor Education and Supervision program. I consider myself to be a seasoned professional with over 14 years of experience focusing on alcohol/drug addiction, sex/porn addiction and mental health concerns. I utilize different forms of psychotherapy for various concerns that may be hindering a person's level of functioning. Currently I only accept private pay. Advantages of private pay include: confidentiality, and avoiding diagnosis on health records. Super bills provided for reimbursement .
I am a LCAS, LCMHCA, CSAT-C, CSI and I am a current PhD candidate with Liberty University's Counselor Education and Supervision program. I consider myself to be a seasoned professional with over 14 years of experience focusing on alcohol/drug addiction, sex/porn addiction and mental health concerns. I utilize different forms of psychotherapy for various concerns that may be hindering a person's level of functioning. Currently I only accept private pay. Advantages of private pay include: confidentiality, and avoiding diagnosis on health records. Super bills provided for reimbursement .
(704) 879-3756 View (704) 879-3756
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Quinton Hoskie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28025  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to provide an intimate environment that is safe, supportive and confidential. I offer a wide variety of experiences working with many different life challenges. I will walk with you through your journey and work with you to restore health, hope and healing holistically.
My goal is to provide an intimate environment that is safe, supportive and confidential. I offer a wide variety of experiences working with many different life challenges. I will walk with you through your journey and work with you to restore health, hope and healing holistically.
(704) 270-5573 View (704) 270-5573
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Nathan Roy
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, CTMH-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28027
Feeling stuck and like you can't break through? Struggling with depression or anxiety? I work with men who are stuck struggling with feelings of disconnection, loneliness, and a sense that something is broken within them. This is leaving them feeling overwhelmed and emotionally distant. I help guys understand and manage their emotions so they can communicate clearly, build meaningful relationships, and live a life aligned with their true values. While I do specialize in working with men, I have, and do work, with anyone looking to enhance their mental wellness. You deserve happiness and your family deserves the best version of you!
Feeling stuck and like you can't break through? Struggling with depression or anxiety? I work with men who are stuck struggling with feelings of disconnection, loneliness, and a sense that something is broken within them. This is leaving them feeling overwhelmed and emotionally distant. I help guys understand and manage their emotions so they can communicate clearly, build meaningful relationships, and live a life aligned with their true values. While I do specialize in working with men, I have, and do work, with anyone looking to enhance their mental wellness. You deserve happiness and your family deserves the best version of you!
(704) 703-2347 View (704) 703-2347
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Kristin Anthony
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28027
Welcome to my profile! My goals are to help clients navigate difficult seasons of life, manage complex emotions, develop healthy coping skills, and live a meaningful life. My therapeutic style is direct, open, and collaborative. I am passionate about respecting diversity, and I provide LGBTQ+, culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed care. In sessions, I like to use a blend of mindfulness-based interventions like DBT and ACT paired with an unstructured use of CBT and solutions-focused therapy. I also like to include activities using art, music, and play.
Welcome to my profile! My goals are to help clients navigate difficult seasons of life, manage complex emotions, develop healthy coping skills, and live a meaningful life. My therapeutic style is direct, open, and collaborative. I am passionate about respecting diversity, and I provide LGBTQ+, culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed care. In sessions, I like to use a blend of mindfulness-based interventions like DBT and ACT paired with an unstructured use of CBT and solutions-focused therapy. I also like to include activities using art, music, and play.
(704) 610-1864 View (704) 610-1864
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Ivonne Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28027  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel like you cannot say no to others? Is it hard to make decisions because you are scared of the unknown? Do you feel like you have lost yourself? You may feel alone like no one could ever understand but I can. Together we can start working towards uncovering what is blocking you from finding your authentic self in order to step into the life you deserve. You deserve to feel the freedom that comes when you leave the fears behind you and accept yourself for who you are.
Do you feel like you cannot say no to others? Is it hard to make decisions because you are scared of the unknown? Do you feel like you have lost yourself? You may feel alone like no one could ever understand but I can. Together we can start working towards uncovering what is blocking you from finding your authentic self in order to step into the life you deserve. You deserve to feel the freedom that comes when you leave the fears behind you and accept yourself for who you are.
(984) 422-3317 View (984) 422-3317
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Megan Baron
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28027
I work with teens, young adults and families. I am passionate about helping young women and teen girls discover their inner strength. My experience includes working with women ages 12+ facing concerns with relational and family issues, anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions and self-esteem. I see myself as a rudder, guiding young adult women and teens towards their own self-discovery, healing and strengths. If you or your teen are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services will introduce support and skills needed to foster self-empowerment.
I work with teens, young adults and families. I am passionate about helping young women and teen girls discover their inner strength. My experience includes working with women ages 12+ facing concerns with relational and family issues, anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions and self-esteem. I see myself as a rudder, guiding young adult women and teens towards their own self-discovery, healing and strengths. If you or your teen are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services will introduce support and skills needed to foster self-empowerment.
(984) 789-4968 View (984) 789-4968
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Corday Denise Johnson
MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28027
Not accepting new clients
I enjoy working with teens and young adults to improve self-confidence, self-esteem, and goals. I specialize in issues of adjusting, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, fears, and stress management. Through stages of early development, it becomes easy to create unrealistic expectations. This leads to stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, burn-out, etc. You are seen and whether you meet those expectations or not, they effect, you, they effect us. How can we manage trauma, stress, finding self?
I enjoy working with teens and young adults to improve self-confidence, self-esteem, and goals. I specialize in issues of adjusting, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, fears, and stress management. Through stages of early development, it becomes easy to create unrealistic expectations. This leads to stress, anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, burn-out, etc. You are seen and whether you meet those expectations or not, they effect, you, they effect us. How can we manage trauma, stress, finding self?
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Photo of Jonathan Atkinson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Concord, NC
Jonathan Atkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Concord, NC 28027
We are living in a world that is becoming more and more fast paced. Sometimes the pressure of this fast paced life can leave us feeling overwhelmed and filled with a lot of negative thoughts. Are there moments when that pressure and those negative thoughts fill up so much space that the idea of experiencing self love or providing self with some grace feels like a distant memory if remembered at all? Do you ever feel like no matter how much you try to have a heart to heart conversation with your partner or family member you always end up feeling hurt and misunderstood? You are not alone and I can help if you are ready.
We are living in a world that is becoming more and more fast paced. Sometimes the pressure of this fast paced life can leave us feeling overwhelmed and filled with a lot of negative thoughts. Are there moments when that pressure and those negative thoughts fill up so much space that the idea of experiencing self love or providing self with some grace feels like a distant memory if remembered at all? Do you ever feel like no matter how much you try to have a heart to heart conversation with your partner or family member you always end up feeling hurt and misunderstood? You are not alone and I can help if you are ready.
(704) 703-8721 View (704) 703-8721
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Lynda C Schoenbeck, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Concord, NC 28025
Not accepting new clients
I believe that persons that are respected for their uniqueness, supported and assisted through the challenges that face us throughout our lifetime of development and change, and provided information and tools for sustaining satisfying relationships enriches not just their own lives but the lives of everyone in our families, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces and communities. I am dedicated to the value of providing competent, knowledgeable service, to being fully present to you and your needs. I am committed and caring to each client that entrusts me with their concerns and struggles.
I believe that persons that are respected for their uniqueness, supported and assisted through the challenges that face us throughout our lifetime of development and change, and provided information and tools for sustaining satisfying relationships enriches not just their own lives but the lives of everyone in our families, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces and communities. I am dedicated to the value of providing competent, knowledgeable service, to being fully present to you and your needs. I am committed and caring to each client that entrusts me with their concerns and struggles.
(704) 815-6681 View (704) 815-6681

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Concord, NC

200+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Concord, NC who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
93% Depression
79% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Concord, NC see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Concord?

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.