Therapists in Davidson, NC

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Samanda Stevenson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
I am a patient-centered therapist who employs an array of intervention strategies to accommodate my patients’ behavioral health needs. I am passionate about finding the right method that works for each patient.
I am a patient-centered therapist who employs an array of intervention strategies to accommodate my patients’ behavioral health needs. I am passionate about finding the right method that works for each patient.
(980) 372-4970 View (980) 372-4970
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Christine Wisdom
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
I work with individuals and couples by listening to their stories, helping them to find meaning out of life's experiences and working together to rewrite the stories of their lives. I journey with individuals to heal past wounds and move towards wholeness. I have worked with women in life transitions to find a greater sense of self and with men with past struggles with addiction to discover a new direction for their lives. I work with men, women and teens who struggle with anxiety, depression and family conflict to work on setting boundaries with others and caring for the self.
I work with individuals and couples by listening to their stories, helping them to find meaning out of life's experiences and working together to rewrite the stories of their lives. I journey with individuals to heal past wounds and move towards wholeness. I have worked with women in life transitions to find a greater sense of self and with men with past struggles with addiction to discover a new direction for their lives. I work with men, women and teens who struggle with anxiety, depression and family conflict to work on setting boundaries with others and caring for the self.
(704) 276-6109 View (704) 276-6109
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Julie Martin
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
Waitlist for new clients
There is not a "one size fits all" therapy that works for everyone, so I tailor my therapeutic interventions to what I feel will work best for you. I know that it is difficult to come in for counseling, but I believe that if you have the courage to take that step you will find that I am a very approachable person with a passion for helping others improve their lives. I have both inpatient and outpatient experience working with individuals who are struggling with relationships issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, sexual addiction, codependency, boundaries, parenting and more.
There is not a "one size fits all" therapy that works for everyone, so I tailor my therapeutic interventions to what I feel will work best for you. I know that it is difficult to come in for counseling, but I believe that if you have the courage to take that step you will find that I am a very approachable person with a passion for helping others improve their lives. I have both inpatient and outpatient experience working with individuals who are struggling with relationships issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, sexual addiction, codependency, boundaries, parenting and more.
(704) 850-5834 View (704) 850-5834
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Flyleaf Counseling, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT, CMAT, BSP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
At Flyleaf Counseling, Kim and Stefanie assist individuals and couples reach their fullest potential in healing and thriving. We help clients heal from past and current traumas and hurts, reduce anxieties, and find recovery with addiction and partner betrayal. Whether we are working with an individual or couple, we assist you in reaching your own determined goals. We assist clients in finding connection with themselves and others and to begin to unpack and release all of the needs that they believe hold them back from living their best life.
At Flyleaf Counseling, Kim and Stefanie assist individuals and couples reach their fullest potential in healing and thriving. We help clients heal from past and current traumas and hurts, reduce anxieties, and find recovery with addiction and partner betrayal. Whether we are working with an individual or couple, we assist you in reaching your own determined goals. We assist clients in finding connection with themselves and others and to begin to unpack and release all of the needs that they believe hold them back from living their best life.
(704) 327-0451 View (704) 327-0451
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Center for Personal Growth
Psychologist, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
At the Center for Personal Growth, our therapists and psychologists help our patients invest in themselves and make progress towards change. We are a team of diverse mental health professionals that provide a wide range of treatment from family therapy to serious mental health conditions.
At the Center for Personal Growth, our therapists and psychologists help our patients invest in themselves and make progress towards change. We are a team of diverse mental health professionals that provide a wide range of treatment from family therapy to serious mental health conditions.
(980) 291-9797 View (980) 291-9797
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Audrey Atkinson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be hard. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed & like you never have enough time for everything. You are worried it may never get better & that you are not enough. You find yourself feeling "off" & might feel depressed and worried. Maybe you have just experienced a huge life transition, maybe you have a trauma history, or maybe you are feeling disheartened but are not sure why. You find yourself having a hard time saying 'no' & are worried what would happened if you really spoke up. You want to feel secure in yourself & be able to enjoy life. You want supportive & thriving relationships. You want to feel better.
Life can be hard. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed & like you never have enough time for everything. You are worried it may never get better & that you are not enough. You find yourself feeling "off" & might feel depressed and worried. Maybe you have just experienced a huge life transition, maybe you have a trauma history, or maybe you are feeling disheartened but are not sure why. You find yourself having a hard time saying 'no' & are worried what would happened if you really spoke up. You want to feel secure in yourself & be able to enjoy life. You want supportive & thriving relationships. You want to feel better.
(980) 949-0380 View (980) 949-0380
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Monica L Mouer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHCS, CSAT, EMDR
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
Life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured. If you lack satisfaction in your life, counseling can help. I have a passion to see individuals live to their full potential with peace of mind, purpose in action and joy for everyday living. With over 15 years experience in counseling, education and pastoral ministry combined, I offer an educated perspective on many life issues. I am a trained in many trauma based and relational/family approaches to wholeness. I have extensive experience in working with teens and their families, couples and women's issues especially trauma, anger, emotional regulation, anxiety & depression.
Life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured. If you lack satisfaction in your life, counseling can help. I have a passion to see individuals live to their full potential with peace of mind, purpose in action and joy for everyday living. With over 15 years experience in counseling, education and pastoral ministry combined, I offer an educated perspective on many life issues. I am a trained in many trauma based and relational/family approaches to wholeness. I have extensive experience in working with teens and their families, couples and women's issues especially trauma, anger, emotional regulation, anxiety & depression.
(704) 869-2018 View (704) 869-2018
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Aislinn Mayes
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
The idea of starting therapy can create increased feelings of worry and stress for new and even returning clients. Therapy requires vulnerability and I'm proud of you for taking the first step towards healing. Our therapeutic relationship begins with establishing trust within the first few moments of meeting. Those who are searching for a therapist often get lost in the “where do I start” mindset, so I make it my goal to help ease your doubt, answer questions and guide you on the path towards change. We will rediscover your strengths and focus on your potential to understand past trauma, lingering stress, and overwhelming emotions.
The idea of starting therapy can create increased feelings of worry and stress for new and even returning clients. Therapy requires vulnerability and I'm proud of you for taking the first step towards healing. Our therapeutic relationship begins with establishing trust within the first few moments of meeting. Those who are searching for a therapist often get lost in the “where do I start” mindset, so I make it my goal to help ease your doubt, answer questions and guide you on the path towards change. We will rediscover your strengths and focus on your potential to understand past trauma, lingering stress, and overwhelming emotions.
(980) 276-2595 View (980) 276-2595
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Kristin Kirk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
Do you feel anxious, lost or alone? Is it difficult for you to share your feelings with others? Do you long for more love, joy and meaning in your life and relationships? Do you feel so busy taking care of others that you have neglected yourself? Would you like to experience more freedom, connection and passion? Psychotherapy is an effective, dynamic, interpersonal experience that can help transform your life and relationships. Using an interactive, sincere and supportive style, frustrating patterns can be unraveled to create more satisfaction, pleasure and balance in your life.
Do you feel anxious, lost or alone? Is it difficult for you to share your feelings with others? Do you long for more love, joy and meaning in your life and relationships? Do you feel so busy taking care of others that you have neglected yourself? Would you like to experience more freedom, connection and passion? Psychotherapy is an effective, dynamic, interpersonal experience that can help transform your life and relationships. Using an interactive, sincere and supportive style, frustrating patterns can be unraveled to create more satisfaction, pleasure and balance in your life.
(704) 237-0421 View (704) 237-0421
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Debbie Parrott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
Helping people navigate life's challenges is my passion. I believe in relationships, and enjoy working with clients to help them develop healthier connections within themselves, with friends and family, and with society. I also take a particular interest in teaching clients coping skills to manage their distress, including mindfulness and yoga. I am experienced in guiding individuals, couples, and families through relationship challenges, grieving difficulties, life transitions/divorce, substance abuse, and trauma. I'm able to connect compassionately with resistant adolescents and teach their parents more effective ways to understand and support them through those often tumultuous years.
Helping people navigate life's challenges is my passion. I believe in relationships, and enjoy working with clients to help them develop healthier connections within themselves, with friends and family, and with society. I also take a particular interest in teaching clients coping skills to manage their distress, including mindfulness and yoga. I am experienced in guiding individuals, couples, and families through relationship challenges, grieving difficulties, life transitions/divorce, substance abuse, and trauma. I'm able to connect compassionately with resistant adolescents and teach their parents more effective ways to understand and support them through those often tumultuous years.
(704) 761-4918 View (704) 761-4918
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Fallon Rossi Stapleton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
I have been working with adolescents and young adults since 2005. I am passionate about connecting teens and their families with resources to ensure they receive holistic care. I believe that even young teenagers can learn important skills that will support them in living healthy adult lives, and I consider the whole family unit as part of the treatment team. I am also passionate about providing clinical services to women. I use a strength-based approach to empower women to find their power and their voice to assert themselves at home, in the workplace, and in their relationships.
I have been working with adolescents and young adults since 2005. I am passionate about connecting teens and their families with resources to ensure they receive holistic care. I believe that even young teenagers can learn important skills that will support them in living healthy adult lives, and I consider the whole family unit as part of the treatment team. I am also passionate about providing clinical services to women. I use a strength-based approach to empower women to find their power and their voice to assert themselves at home, in the workplace, and in their relationships.
(704) 912-0940 View (704) 912-0940
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Brenda Marie Alloway
Psychologist, PhD, JD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036  (Online Only)
TELEHEALTH AVAILABLE FOR ANY CLIENT LOCATED IN NORTH CAROLINA. Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?? I can help! You don't have to live with anxiety or depression any longer. I have a track record for helping people decrease/eliminate depression and anxiety using CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), the most effective evidence-based psychological treatment. If you would like joy back in your life, please contact me, I would love to help!
TELEHEALTH AVAILABLE FOR ANY CLIENT LOCATED IN NORTH CAROLINA. Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?? I can help! You don't have to live with anxiety or depression any longer. I have a track record for helping people decrease/eliminate depression and anxiety using CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), the most effective evidence-based psychological treatment. If you would like joy back in your life, please contact me, I would love to help!
(704) 216-4134 View (704) 216-4134
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Nicolle Anderson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
In my approach to working with clients, I believe seeking therapy is a sign of strength and a willingness to make changes in your life which will give you a better perspective on the challenges in life we all face. I have experience treating adults, teenagers and children, working on an individual basis as well as with couples and families. My areas of expertise include issues around divorce and blended families, couples counseling, depression, anxiety and adoption issues.
In my approach to working with clients, I believe seeking therapy is a sign of strength and a willingness to make changes in your life which will give you a better perspective on the challenges in life we all face. I have experience treating adults, teenagers and children, working on an individual basis as well as with couples and families. My areas of expertise include issues around divorce and blended families, couples counseling, depression, anxiety and adoption issues.
(704) 464-3698 View (704) 464-3698
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Charidi Jamison
MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor who helps adults and children ages 10-17. I have a passion to help those experiencing such issues as grief, alcohol addiction,cannabis addiction, depression, relationship issues,anxiety, low self-esteem and rebellious children/teens-just to name a few. Are you contemplating having an abortion?Have you had an abortion?I can offer you a nonjudgmental listening ear to process your thoughts and feelings.Do you feel stuck or unhappy with your life? Are ready to be unstuck, happy with your life, and all that God has created you to be? Now is the time!
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor who helps adults and children ages 10-17. I have a passion to help those experiencing such issues as grief, alcohol addiction,cannabis addiction, depression, relationship issues,anxiety, low self-esteem and rebellious children/teens-just to name a few. Are you contemplating having an abortion?Have you had an abortion?I can offer you a nonjudgmental listening ear to process your thoughts and feelings.Do you feel stuck or unhappy with your life? Are ready to be unstuck, happy with your life, and all that God has created you to be? Now is the time!
(980) 300-6268 View (980) 300-6268
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Jonathan Hardin
MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
I love working with adults to help you find fulfillment and peace while journeying through life and these uncertain times. I help remove emotional and behavioral obstacles that prevent you from enjoying a life worth living. I’ve helped adults cope with anxiety, trauma, mood, and personality disorders to find enjoyment and success in relationships, social lives, careers, recreation, and academics.
I love working with adults to help you find fulfillment and peace while journeying through life and these uncertain times. I help remove emotional and behavioral obstacles that prevent you from enjoying a life worth living. I’ve helped adults cope with anxiety, trauma, mood, and personality disorders to find enjoyment and success in relationships, social lives, careers, recreation, and academics.
(704) 270-8022 View (704) 270-8022
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Marianne Cheek Knapp
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036  (Online Only)
I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, physical and sexual trauma, job changes, and relationship issues. I have also worked with those who have other challenges such as High Functioning Autism and issues concerning the LGBTQIA community. I believe in the ability within each individual to overcome the challenges that they face during the course of their lives. There should be a genuine relationship between the therapist and the client. This purpose is the creation of a safe place for the client to grow in their awareness of themselves and how they operate in their environment.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, physical and sexual trauma, job changes, and relationship issues. I have also worked with those who have other challenges such as High Functioning Autism and issues concerning the LGBTQIA community. I believe in the ability within each individual to overcome the challenges that they face during the course of their lives. There should be a genuine relationship between the therapist and the client. This purpose is the creation of a safe place for the client to grow in their awareness of themselves and how they operate in their environment.
(704) 440-5664 View (704) 440-5664
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Vonetta Blakely
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, CAS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
Life can be overwhelming for those impacted by Autism or other developmental differences. Whether you are the parent or caregiver of a child with exceptional needs or an adult who has felt that you are different from your peers, you have reached the right place. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, emotionally drained and anxious, I am glad that you have found Rooted Therapeutic Services. I understand, and I am here to help. With both my personal and professional experience in the field, I can relate to the unique needs that affect us and our families.
Life can be overwhelming for those impacted by Autism or other developmental differences. Whether you are the parent or caregiver of a child with exceptional needs or an adult who has felt that you are different from your peers, you have reached the right place. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, emotionally drained and anxious, I am glad that you have found Rooted Therapeutic Services. I understand, and I am here to help. With both my personal and professional experience in the field, I can relate to the unique needs that affect us and our families.
(980) 206-3673 View (980) 206-3673
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Lenee N Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
Are you going through some big or small changes in your life right now? Does this have you feeling out of sorts because you can’t find your path or direction in life? This may also have you feeling not quite like yourself. Maybe even a little anxious and/or down. You are not alone. It is normal to experience a lot of emotions during transitions at various times in our lives. While we are going through these changes, sometimes we just need a little help figuring out how to process it all and ultimately finding a clearer pathway. You are the expert in your life, and I’d love to walk along side of you on your journey to discovery.
Are you going through some big or small changes in your life right now? Does this have you feeling out of sorts because you can’t find your path or direction in life? This may also have you feeling not quite like yourself. Maybe even a little anxious and/or down. You are not alone. It is normal to experience a lot of emotions during transitions at various times in our lives. While we are going through these changes, sometimes we just need a little help figuring out how to process it all and ultimately finding a clearer pathway. You are the expert in your life, and I’d love to walk along side of you on your journey to discovery.
(980) 447-6398 View (980) 447-6398
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Buzz Foster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CBIS
Verified Verified
Davidson, NC 28036
Are you stuck? The ability to grow is the primary indicator of a happy and healthy person. Anxiety and depression are signs you are stuck. Therapy with me is going to be about building a trusting and supportive relationship that will help facilitate a change in thinking, behavior or environment - to quickly get you growing again. I look forward to learning about you and the challenges you're facing. I'll bring my education and experience to our sessions with the goal of helping you flourish in your life.
Are you stuck? The ability to grow is the primary indicator of a happy and healthy person. Anxiety and depression are signs you are stuck. Therapy with me is going to be about building a trusting and supportive relationship that will help facilitate a change in thinking, behavior or environment - to quickly get you growing again. I look forward to learning about you and the challenges you're facing. I'll bring my education and experience to our sessions with the goal of helping you flourish in your life.
(704) 251-6047 View (704) 251-6047
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Dr. Bailey MacLeod
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Davidson, NC 28036
For many people, choosing to seek counseling can be a difficult decision. I believe it takes a lot of courage to reach out for guidance and support, which is why I strive to respect client's autonomy, beliefs, and values in the process of counseling. Counseling is the process of discovering your true self and gaining the courage to seek your own path in life. My role is to facilitate this process using a variety of techniques based in a strong therapeutic relationship.
For many people, choosing to seek counseling can be a difficult decision. I believe it takes a lot of courage to reach out for guidance and support, which is why I strive to respect client's autonomy, beliefs, and values in the process of counseling. Counseling is the process of discovering your true self and gaining the courage to seek your own path in life. My role is to facilitate this process using a variety of techniques based in a strong therapeutic relationship.
(980) 365-5765 View (980) 365-5765
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Number of Therapists in Davidson, NC

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Davidson, NC who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
73% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Aetna
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Davidson, NC see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Davidson?

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.