Therapists in Elizabeth City, NC

Photo of Amber Marie Stone-Aguirre, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Amber Marie Stone-Aguirre
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Elizabeth City, NC 27909  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. I provide Telehealth services to individuals who reside in North Carolina. My therapeutic passion is to provide counseling to those who may have difficulty navigating relational issues, life transitions and mental health concerns.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. I provide Telehealth services to individuals who reside in North Carolina. My therapeutic passion is to provide counseling to those who may have difficulty navigating relational issues, life transitions and mental health concerns.
(252) 680-6841 View (252) 680-6841
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Cerissa Rhodes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Are you struggling with worries, ruminating thoughts, or overwhelm? Are you feeling at a loss with your child's big emotions, meltdowns, worries or worried about the scary situation they experienced? Does it impact your sleep? Are you noticing you freezing or panicking in everyday situations? Worried that your child is panicking? Together, we'll work on rewiring your brain for calmness. I specialize in reducing intrusive thoughts and teaching effective skills to manage symptoms leading to a sense of safety. Clients gain the skills to control their thoughts, manage their emotions and get back to living the life they want.
Are you struggling with worries, ruminating thoughts, or overwhelm? Are you feeling at a loss with your child's big emotions, meltdowns, worries or worried about the scary situation they experienced? Does it impact your sleep? Are you noticing you freezing or panicking in everyday situations? Worried that your child is panicking? Together, we'll work on rewiring your brain for calmness. I specialize in reducing intrusive thoughts and teaching effective skills to manage symptoms leading to a sense of safety. Clients gain the skills to control their thoughts, manage their emotions and get back to living the life they want.
(252) 376-6518 View (252) 376-6518
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La Keisha R. Lighty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Not accepting new clients
I have more than 29 years of experience working with, training, and advocating for children and families. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate who provides mental health and substance abuse services to individuals, families, couples and groups. I currently provide therapeutic services to children, adolescents, as well as adults.
I have more than 29 years of experience working with, training, and advocating for children and families. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate who provides mental health and substance abuse services to individuals, families, couples and groups. I currently provide therapeutic services to children, adolescents, as well as adults.
(252) 557-8620 View (252) 557-8620
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Danielle Ferebee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Your therapy experience should be one of a kind! My approach to therapy is to practice from a person-centered approach. Meaning, I focus on collaborating with you in a non-judgmental way allowing you to be your authentic self at all times. My goal is to offer you a safe environment to help you overcome past and/or present struggles. I believe it’s important to first build a therapeutic relationship focusing on communication, honesty, and trust. I will walk side by side with you through your journey to develop and build healthy coping skills, set goals, and accomplishing them in a way that best meets your needs.
Your therapy experience should be one of a kind! My approach to therapy is to practice from a person-centered approach. Meaning, I focus on collaborating with you in a non-judgmental way allowing you to be your authentic self at all times. My goal is to offer you a safe environment to help you overcome past and/or present struggles. I believe it’s important to first build a therapeutic relationship focusing on communication, honesty, and trust. I will walk side by side with you through your journey to develop and build healthy coping skills, set goals, and accomplishing them in a way that best meets your needs.
(252) 336-9582 View (252) 336-9582
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Ra'shadra Godfrey
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Not accepting new clients
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I know and understand the overwhelming feeling of trying to first decide to seek counseling, and then second trying to select the right therapist. Therapy is essential for all your mental health needs, and I am willing to walk alongside of you throughout your journey of navigating this thing called, "life." It's important to know that whatever brings you to the decision to attend therapy, you will not be facing it alone and we will become teammates throughout this process.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I know and understand the overwhelming feeling of trying to first decide to seek counseling, and then second trying to select the right therapist. Therapy is essential for all your mental health needs, and I am willing to walk alongside of you throughout your journey of navigating this thing called, "life." It's important to know that whatever brings you to the decision to attend therapy, you will not be facing it alone and we will become teammates throughout this process.
(252) 460-3053 View (252) 460-3053
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Meagan Stalter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elizabeth City, NC 27909  (Online Only)
Perinatal and Postpartum therapy is so important to me and I wish I had had access when I was in my postpartum period. Providing support and a safe place for moms and their partners is one of my main priorities.
Perinatal and Postpartum therapy is so important to me and I wish I had had access when I was in my postpartum period. Providing support and a safe place for moms and their partners is one of my main priorities.
(252) 618-6271 View (252) 618-6271
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Donesha Brothers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Are you constantly feeling overwhelmed with life’s stressors and changes within your life? Do you sometimes feel as though you just can‘t catch a break? Whether you are going through a complicated divorce/separation, life/career transition, or just everyday stress juggling the many hats you wear, today is the day to invest in yourself and your mental health! You don’t have to process these things alone, stop carrying around that baggage! Make that change today by scheduling a free consultation with me so we can discuss ways you can unpack, heal, and create new ways of life. I look forward to hearing from you.
Are you constantly feeling overwhelmed with life’s stressors and changes within your life? Do you sometimes feel as though you just can‘t catch a break? Whether you are going through a complicated divorce/separation, life/career transition, or just everyday stress juggling the many hats you wear, today is the day to invest in yourself and your mental health! You don’t have to process these things alone, stop carrying around that baggage! Make that change today by scheduling a free consultation with me so we can discuss ways you can unpack, heal, and create new ways of life. I look forward to hearing from you.
(252) 302-4678 View (252) 302-4678
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Alex Furches
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Specializing in complex trauma and chronic childhood traumatization, I am a Emdria Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant, and teach EMDR nationally with the EMDR Institute as a Facilitator. EMDR is the top choice of the World Health Organization for trauma, given both research validation, and EMDR's ability to heal without clients re-living or speaking excessively about terrible events. Integration of other methods such as Ego State Therapy enables me to treat the complex trauma spectrum, from CPTSD to dissociative disorders. Many treatment-resistant or confusing symptoms are the result of complex trauma. I treat all ages.
Specializing in complex trauma and chronic childhood traumatization, I am a Emdria Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant, and teach EMDR nationally with the EMDR Institute as a Facilitator. EMDR is the top choice of the World Health Organization for trauma, given both research validation, and EMDR's ability to heal without clients re-living or speaking excessively about terrible events. Integration of other methods such as Ego State Therapy enables me to treat the complex trauma spectrum, from CPTSD to dissociative disorders. Many treatment-resistant or confusing symptoms are the result of complex trauma. I treat all ages.
(252) 304-3036 View (252) 304-3036
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Shameka Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Thank you for reviewing my profile, I'm honored to be considered by you and look forward to the possibility of working with you! Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or experiencing extreme stress? I'm able to assist and help you navigate and manage your symptoms.
Thank you for reviewing my profile, I'm honored to be considered by you and look forward to the possibility of working with you! Are you experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or experiencing extreme stress? I'm able to assist and help you navigate and manage your symptoms.
(252) 888-2118 View (252) 888-2118
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Helianthus Positive Behavior Supports LLC
BCBA, LBA-VA, IBA
Verified Verified
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Our practice offers effective outpatient, individualized, Applied Behavior Analysis services within the home, school and community setting. We treat a number of behavioral concerns and provide a safe, welcoming and fun environment for individuals and their families. Our practice is founded on Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) and Applied Behavior Analysis strategies. We employ qualified healthcare professionals to include: BCBA's, BCaBA's, and RBT's. We work with contracted agencies and individuals to include Licensed Psychologists to ensure we are providing the best quality care possible for you.
Our practice offers effective outpatient, individualized, Applied Behavior Analysis services within the home, school and community setting. We treat a number of behavioral concerns and provide a safe, welcoming and fun environment for individuals and their families. Our practice is founded on Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) and Applied Behavior Analysis strategies. We employ qualified healthcare professionals to include: BCBA's, BCaBA's, and RBT's. We work with contracted agencies and individuals to include Licensed Psychologists to ensure we are providing the best quality care possible for you.
(252) 618-0803 View (252) 618-0803
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Courtney Snyder Elhardt
Resident in Counseling, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Elizabeth City, NC 27909  (Online Only)
I specialize in providing compassionate and evidence-based therapeutic support to individuals of all ages, with a particular focus on children, adolescents, and adults navigating complex mental health challenges. My clients are often someone who is seeking guidance and support in overcoming trauma, building resilience, and enhancing their overall well-being. Whether they are struggling with trauma-related issues, oppositional behavior, substance use, low self-esteem, or navigating the foster care system, my goal is to create a safe and supportive space where they can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
I specialize in providing compassionate and evidence-based therapeutic support to individuals of all ages, with a particular focus on children, adolescents, and adults navigating complex mental health challenges. My clients are often someone who is seeking guidance and support in overcoming trauma, building resilience, and enhancing their overall well-being. Whether they are struggling with trauma-related issues, oppositional behavior, substance use, low self-esteem, or navigating the foster care system, my goal is to create a safe and supportive space where they can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences.
(757) 859-0987 View (757) 859-0987
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Charlena Correll
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabeth City, NC 27909  (Online Only)
At Living Waters Therapeutic Alliance INC we provide empathetic and compassionate counseling. We are a veteran friendly company and specialize in trauma of all kinds. We love to work alongside clients to meet them where they are as they move their way too a healthy and balanced life using evidenced base services and a holistic approach.
At Living Waters Therapeutic Alliance INC we provide empathetic and compassionate counseling. We are a veteran friendly company and specialize in trauma of all kinds. We love to work alongside clients to meet them where they are as they move their way too a healthy and balanced life using evidenced base services and a holistic approach.
(757) 993-8630 View (757) 993-8630
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Integrated Journey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabeth City, NC 27909  (Online Only)
No matter what life brings you, treatment can bring you "home." All walks of life and all experiences are unique, so your treatment will be tailored to fit for you. Direction, support, guidance and healing available now.
No matter what life brings you, treatment can bring you "home." All walks of life and all experiences are unique, so your treatment will be tailored to fit for you. Direction, support, guidance and healing available now.
(252) 429-0145 View (252) 429-0145
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Christie McEwan
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, MEd, LCAS, MAC, ICCDP
Verified Verified
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Not accepting new clients
Here on the Outer Banks of NC, some of us comb the beach looking for bits of glass, that have been softened by time spent in tumultuous waters. Sea glass started out intact and then by some misfortune or someone's carelessness, ended up adrift and eventually broken at the bottom of the sea. Like sea glass, you, too, are a treasure, waiting to be found. Rather than feeling invisible, unimportant, or damaged, I can assist you in discovering who you really are-your inherent value, beauty and resilience. I have extensive training in the area of trauma treatment.
Here on the Outer Banks of NC, some of us comb the beach looking for bits of glass, that have been softened by time spent in tumultuous waters. Sea glass started out intact and then by some misfortune or someone's carelessness, ended up adrift and eventually broken at the bottom of the sea. Like sea glass, you, too, are a treasure, waiting to be found. Rather than feeling invisible, unimportant, or damaged, I can assist you in discovering who you really are-your inherent value, beauty and resilience. I have extensive training in the area of trauma treatment.
(252) 377-4185 View (252) 377-4185
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Angela Settle
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Elizabeth City, NC 27906
It takes a lot of courage to acknowledge that you are wanting or needing help and then acting on that decision. It's a decision people usually make when they feel like they are in crisis or stuck in a relationship, job, or some other situation. Making this decision is a step towards change, because you are acknowledging that you want or need something in your life to go in a different direction. I provide individual and couple therapy with a focus on building healthy connections with ourselves and others. I also emphasize healthy relationships between our mind, body and spirit to develop and strengthen our authentic selves.
It takes a lot of courage to acknowledge that you are wanting or needing help and then acting on that decision. It's a decision people usually make when they feel like they are in crisis or stuck in a relationship, job, or some other situation. Making this decision is a step towards change, because you are acknowledging that you want or need something in your life to go in a different direction. I provide individual and couple therapy with a focus on building healthy connections with ourselves and others. I also emphasize healthy relationships between our mind, body and spirit to develop and strengthen our authentic selves.
(757) 644-3839 View (757) 644-3839
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Kaylee Bynum
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
I provide a full range of psychotherapy services that guide individuals in reaching their potential & discovering a life that thrives, not just survives. Using personally tailored techniques and therapeutic approaches, I help clients get "unstuck" and experience joy. I work with those experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, marital issues, parenting issues, career indecision, behavioral problems, and more. I offer concrete tools that allow individuals to meet their unique goals and dreams. If I am unable to meet your. needs, I will make sure I find the perfect fit from our 14 other providers.
I provide a full range of psychotherapy services that guide individuals in reaching their potential & discovering a life that thrives, not just survives. Using personally tailored techniques and therapeutic approaches, I help clients get "unstuck" and experience joy. I work with those experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, marital issues, parenting issues, career indecision, behavioral problems, and more. I offer concrete tools that allow individuals to meet their unique goals and dreams. If I am unable to meet your. needs, I will make sure I find the perfect fit from our 14 other providers.
(252) 302-2324 View (252) 302-2324
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Jill Toncer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
I view everyone from a “whole person” perspective and attend to their needs in various areas to increase self-awareness and capability. Each person has a unique history that plays a role in their beliefs and how they engage in the world around them. I believe the therapeutic relationship is an essential part of helping my clients reach their goals. I provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere and would love to help you unload your backpack of stress and challenges so that you may enjoy your journey through life.
I view everyone from a “whole person” perspective and attend to their needs in various areas to increase self-awareness and capability. Each person has a unique history that plays a role in their beliefs and how they engage in the world around them. I believe the therapeutic relationship is an essential part of helping my clients reach their goals. I provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere and would love to help you unload your backpack of stress and challenges so that you may enjoy your journey through life.
(910) 684-4516 View (910) 684-4516
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Cynthia Y Dupree
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, M Ed, QMHP, ICAADC, LCAS, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabeth City, NC 27909  (Online Only)
Cynthia Dupree is a US Navy military veteran, a Qualified DOT Substance Abuse Professional Evaluator, servicing individuals and groups, experienced in Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services using evidenced based practices and techniques getting your desired results. Come learn how you can have the highest and best quality of life you deserve!
Cynthia Dupree is a US Navy military veteran, a Qualified DOT Substance Abuse Professional Evaluator, servicing individuals and groups, experienced in Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services using evidenced based practices and techniques getting your desired results. Come learn how you can have the highest and best quality of life you deserve!
(757) 210-7980 View (757) 210-7980
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Jocelyn R. Ortega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Have you ever thought, “I have all this trauma. I should have been in therapy a long time ago to fix it. Now on top of that, I'm dealing with this new stress. I can't keep living like this!” Are you tired of being weighed down by your past traumas that affect the way you think and feel - are you ready for the freedom to rebuild your life in the most authentic way? Find immediate insight to help you evolve into a better version of yourself and learn how to rediscover the moments that bring you joy and peace. Partner with a therapist who has worked in an acute hospital setting, community care, with active duty military and veterans.
Have you ever thought, “I have all this trauma. I should have been in therapy a long time ago to fix it. Now on top of that, I'm dealing with this new stress. I can't keep living like this!” Are you tired of being weighed down by your past traumas that affect the way you think and feel - are you ready for the freedom to rebuild your life in the most authentic way? Find immediate insight to help you evolve into a better version of yourself and learn how to rediscover the moments that bring you joy and peace. Partner with a therapist who has worked in an acute hospital setting, community care, with active duty military and veterans.
(910) 565-6598 View (910) 565-6598
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Crystal Robinson
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Elizabeth City, NC 27907  (Online Only)
Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the challenges and circumstances in your life? Have you experienced feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety, sadness, or a lack of support when you needed someone to confide in? I understand these struggles, and I want you to know that it's perfectly okay to not be okay. I'm here to provide you with the tools and strategies you need to break free from negative thought patterns and self-defeating behaviors. Similar to regular physical check-ups, therapy serves as a preventive measure, equipping you with effective strategies to navigate moments of chaos, uncertainty, and everyday life.
Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the challenges and circumstances in your life? Have you experienced feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety, sadness, or a lack of support when you needed someone to confide in? I understand these struggles, and I want you to know that it's perfectly okay to not be okay. I'm here to provide you with the tools and strategies you need to break free from negative thought patterns and self-defeating behaviors. Similar to regular physical check-ups, therapy serves as a preventive measure, equipping you with effective strategies to navigate moments of chaos, uncertainty, and everyday life.
(336) 604-6587 View (336) 604-6587

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Number of Therapists in Elizabeth City, NC

20+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Elizabeth City, NC who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
85% Stress
80% Depression
80% Coping Skills
65% Relationship Issues
65% Parenting
65% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Elizabeth City, NC see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Elizabeth City?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.