Therapists in Granite Falls, NC

Photo of Amy Eades Fisher, LCSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amy Eades Fisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Granite Falls, NC 28630  (Online Only)
Accepting only Telehealth patients in North Carolina and West Virginia. I have been working in the social work field for over 25 years and have focused in healthcare and crisis settings. I am hoping to connect with others who want to explore trauma and grief, anxiety and depression, however that may look for them.
Accepting only Telehealth patients in North Carolina and West Virginia. I have been working in the social work field for over 25 years and have focused in healthcare and crisis settings. I am hoping to connect with others who want to explore trauma and grief, anxiety and depression, however that may look for them.
(828) 202-8360 View (828) 202-8360
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Lori Breland
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Granite Falls, NC 28630
I specialize in juvenile females aged 11-17 (18 if still in high school), but also enjoy working with adults. I work with anyone struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, anger management, and a variety of other concerns that come with life. I incorporate a variety of modalities to create a treatment plan specific to your needs. I work closely with persons considered at risk to themselves or others, along with unhealthy sexualized behaviors in teens and adults to ensure a healthy, legal, and safe life.
I specialize in juvenile females aged 11-17 (18 if still in high school), but also enjoy working with adults. I work with anyone struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, anger management, and a variety of other concerns that come with life. I incorporate a variety of modalities to create a treatment plan specific to your needs. I work closely with persons considered at risk to themselves or others, along with unhealthy sexualized behaviors in teens and adults to ensure a healthy, legal, and safe life.
(828) 319-2897 View (828) 319-2897
Photo of Jessica Spears, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jessica Spears
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Granite Falls, NC 28630
My journey of helping individuals and families began as a hospice social worker. I worked closely with individuals and families to provide a "total care" approach while offering guidance through the emotional process of death. Now in private practice, I have worked with many cases and continue to use the "total care" approach with each client. I welcome all individuals and find incorporating your values/beliefs in therapy is supportive of the healing process. As I share with clients, we have to embrace our past, present and future to begin the healing process.
My journey of helping individuals and families began as a hospice social worker. I worked closely with individuals and families to provide a "total care" approach while offering guidance through the emotional process of death. Now in private practice, I have worked with many cases and continue to use the "total care" approach with each client. I welcome all individuals and find incorporating your values/beliefs in therapy is supportive of the healing process. As I share with clients, we have to embrace our past, present and future to begin the healing process.
(828) 705-3431 View (828) 705-3431
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Amber Ballard
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Accepting New Clients! If you're struggling with relationships, parenthood, or emotional dysregulation, welcome :) I enjoy working with people who want to gain a greater understanding of themselves, process generational trauma, understand the difficult dynamics of adult child-parent relationships, or parenting your own children. Where we've come from tells us a lot about what we need, and I love helping people understand their "why".
Accepting New Clients! If you're struggling with relationships, parenthood, or emotional dysregulation, welcome :) I enjoy working with people who want to gain a greater understanding of themselves, process generational trauma, understand the difficult dynamics of adult child-parent relationships, or parenting your own children. Where we've come from tells us a lot about what we need, and I love helping people understand their "why".
(828) 761-6684 View (828) 761-6684

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Crystal D. Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACC, LCMHC-S
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601
I provide Therapy for depression, marriage counseling, couples counseling, women's issues, trauma, abuse, PTSD, LGBTQ and Trans specific issues, etc. I work with a variety of people who are at different places in their lives. As a Therapist I offer a personalized approach that is tailored to each client's needs, focusing on the personal growth that each person desires. My therapeutic style is active and engaging, with the intention of fostering insight, awareness and facilitating desired change. My counseling agency also offers a variety of support groups and counselor supervision. Please take that first step, call to inquire.
I provide Therapy for depression, marriage counseling, couples counseling, women's issues, trauma, abuse, PTSD, LGBTQ and Trans specific issues, etc. I work with a variety of people who are at different places in their lives. As a Therapist I offer a personalized approach that is tailored to each client's needs, focusing on the personal growth that each person desires. My therapeutic style is active and engaging, with the intention of fostering insight, awareness and facilitating desired change. My counseling agency also offers a variety of support groups and counselor supervision. Please take that first step, call to inquire.
(828) 575-5566 View (828) 575-5566
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Heather Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lenoir, NC 28645
I'm a licensed therapist with over 10 years in the mental health field. I gained my therapeutic skills as a school counselor, school based mental health clinician, and private practice work. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and families on issues of depression, anxiety, ADHD, parenting, adjustments/transitions, and other mental health concerns. I'm here to help my clients meet their goals by providing a safe and non-judgmental environment where they feel respected and accepted.
I'm a licensed therapist with over 10 years in the mental health field. I gained my therapeutic skills as a school counselor, school based mental health clinician, and private practice work. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and families on issues of depression, anxiety, ADHD, parenting, adjustments/transitions, and other mental health concerns. I'm here to help my clients meet their goals by providing a safe and non-judgmental environment where they feel respected and accepted.
(828) 532-5253 View (828) 532-5253
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Randy Withers
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lenoir, NC 28645
Feeling stuck, burnt-out, and unmotivated? You are not alone. Lots of folks are struggling out there. Men in particular. I specialize in men's issues and understand the unique challenges they face in seeking help. Don't let misconceptions about therapy keep you from finding peace. Imagine breaking free from the limitations holding you back, rediscovering purpose, and finding joy again. You deserve a better quality of life. Book an appointment with me today and take the first step towards getting UNSTUCK. Don't wait any longer to invest in yourself and your well-being. Let's work together towards positive change!
Feeling stuck, burnt-out, and unmotivated? You are not alone. Lots of folks are struggling out there. Men in particular. I specialize in men's issues and understand the unique challenges they face in seeking help. Don't let misconceptions about therapy keep you from finding peace. Imagine breaking free from the limitations holding you back, rediscovering purpose, and finding joy again. You deserve a better quality of life. Book an appointment with me today and take the first step towards getting UNSTUCK. Don't wait any longer to invest in yourself and your well-being. Let's work together towards positive change!
(828) 705-3490 View (828) 705-3490
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Allison Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lenoir, NC 28633
Not accepting new clients
It takes courage to take the first step to participate in therapy. I begin my work with a focus on relationship building as the therapeutic relationship is essential to a successful therapy experience. I believe it is critical to view clients from a non-judgmental perspective, and recognize that each individual is capable of obtaining a meaningful life. I provide a safe space for clients to address the challenges that prevent them from living the life they desire. My role is to facilitate growth and meaning-making of those experiences that are most relevant to the clients I serve.
It takes courage to take the first step to participate in therapy. I begin my work with a focus on relationship building as the therapeutic relationship is essential to a successful therapy experience. I believe it is critical to view clients from a non-judgmental perspective, and recognize that each individual is capable of obtaining a meaningful life. I provide a safe space for clients to address the challenges that prevent them from living the life they desire. My role is to facilitate growth and meaning-making of those experiences that are most relevant to the clients I serve.
(828) 471-4590 View (828) 471-4590
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Lupe Serrano
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lenoir, NC 28645
Childhood can be filled with exploration, and with that comes big changes, stresses, and a shift in identity and dependency. Navigating the first two decades of life is not one size fits all. Whether it’s learning to get along with friends, going to school, dealing with broken relationships, or navigating through trauma, we all need extra support. This is where I can help. I love working with young individuals to support them in becoming exactly who they want to be while working through obstacles. I have unique experiences working with youth who struggle with identity, anxiety, depression, trauma, and navigating relationships.
Childhood can be filled with exploration, and with that comes big changes, stresses, and a shift in identity and dependency. Navigating the first two decades of life is not one size fits all. Whether it’s learning to get along with friends, going to school, dealing with broken relationships, or navigating through trauma, we all need extra support. This is where I can help. I love working with young individuals to support them in becoming exactly who they want to be while working through obstacles. I have unique experiences working with youth who struggle with identity, anxiety, depression, trauma, and navigating relationships.
(828) 845-8461 View (828) 845-8461
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Michelle Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lenoir, NC 28645
My name is Michelle Harris. I am a Licensed Social Worker with over 21 years of clinical experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, and other life-changing situations. The theoretical approaches I often utilize in my work are Christian Counseling, Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Coaching, Solution Focused Brief Therapies during treatment with clients. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
My name is Michelle Harris. I am a Licensed Social Worker with over 21 years of clinical experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, and other life-changing situations. The theoretical approaches I often utilize in my work are Christian Counseling, Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Coaching, Solution Focused Brief Therapies during treatment with clients. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
(704) 610-6045 View (704) 610-6045
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Kati Cushman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lenoir, NC 28633
Waitlist for new clients
I am passionate about walking alongside both people in their healing journeys towards transformation and wholeness. I have experience assisting those suffering from trauma, sports injuries, car accidents, recent trauma's, CPTSD and PTSD, anxiety, ADHD and life stressors in their journey toward healing. I enjoy having sessions both outdoors in nature and at the office based off of your individual needs or desires. I would love to come alongside you and assist you in your healing journey.
I am passionate about walking alongside both people in their healing journeys towards transformation and wholeness. I have experience assisting those suffering from trauma, sports injuries, car accidents, recent trauma's, CPTSD and PTSD, anxiety, ADHD and life stressors in their journey toward healing. I enjoy having sessions both outdoors in nature and at the office based off of your individual needs or desires. I would love to come alongside you and assist you in your healing journey.
(828) 290-5126 View (828) 290-5126
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Ken Doyle
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601
My ideal client is anyone who is in need of help, wants to make a change, or interested in bettering their lives. Anyone looking for a therapist who is understanding, accepting, and cares about their overall forward progress.
My ideal client is anyone who is in need of help, wants to make a change, or interested in bettering their lives. Anyone looking for a therapist who is understanding, accepting, and cares about their overall forward progress.
(828) 268-3778 View (828) 268-3778
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Karen Caldwell
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, REAT
Verified Verified
Lenoir, NC 28645
Not accepting new clients
My practice focuses on late adolescence and adult development issues and other problems of living including stress, anxiety, and depression. I believe everyone has struggles, and my goal is to help you to access your courage and resilience to reestablish balance and improve your quality of life. I often integrate the arts in service of an individual's path towards healing, recovery and positive change.
My practice focuses on late adolescence and adult development issues and other problems of living including stress, anxiety, and depression. I believe everyone has struggles, and my goal is to help you to access your courage and resilience to reestablish balance and improve your quality of life. I often integrate the arts in service of an individual's path towards healing, recovery and positive change.
(828) 332-5711 View (828) 332-5711
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Lucyna Sonek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MPsych, MA, LPC, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lenoir, NC 28633  (Online Only)
I strive to assist distressed individuals in regulating emotions, improving mood, cultivating positive thinking, changing unproductive behaviors, and in creating wellness, life satisfaction, and self-acceptance. By exploring and identifying unique, personal thinking patterns, challenges, needs, and strengths we work in therapy to promote the meaning in life, responsibility, and the pursuit of genuineness and the best in self, life and relationships. My approach is compassionate, backed by extensive training and I have over 30 years of experience in education, community service, and psychotherapy with children, students, adults, couples, families, and groups.
I strive to assist distressed individuals in regulating emotions, improving mood, cultivating positive thinking, changing unproductive behaviors, and in creating wellness, life satisfaction, and self-acceptance. By exploring and identifying unique, personal thinking patterns, challenges, needs, and strengths we work in therapy to promote the meaning in life, responsibility, and the pursuit of genuineness and the best in self, life and relationships. My approach is compassionate, backed by extensive training and I have over 30 years of experience in education, community service, and psychotherapy with children, students, adults, couples, families, and groups.
(828) 527-0143 View (828) 527-0143
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Angela Quigley
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Lenoir, NC 28645
Life can be hard and overwhelming. Do you need help in processing what you have experienced and in developing the skills to help you move forward in your life? I believe connection plays an important role in the healing process. Connection to self and others can be created through the therapeutic relationship and experiencing someone who listens intently, without judgment, offering a reflection of your unexpressed wants and needs. I enjoy working with people who have an interest in their own personal growth, taking a journey, and trying something new.
Life can be hard and overwhelming. Do you need help in processing what you have experienced and in developing the skills to help you move forward in your life? I believe connection plays an important role in the healing process. Connection to self and others can be created through the therapeutic relationship and experiencing someone who listens intently, without judgment, offering a reflection of your unexpressed wants and needs. I enjoy working with people who have an interest in their own personal growth, taking a journey, and trying something new.
(828) 554-7703 View (828) 554-7703
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Breathe Wellness Counseling PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601  (Online Only)
Empower Your Journey: From Inner Balance to Outer Peace. Healing is a journey that requires understanding, patience, and support.
Empower Your Journey: From Inner Balance to Outer Peace. Healing is a journey that requires understanding, patience, and support.
(828) 662-8922 View (828) 662-8922
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Tom McDaniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lenoir, NC 28645  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I assist adults seeking help with mild dysthymia, situational depression or anxiety, stress, relationship problems, career concerns, loss, meaning, mortality and other existential issues. I tailor an approach specific to your need. Existential therapy is my foundation though I use an eclectic approach and draw upon various therapies. Therapy may be brief in duration or lengthy. It is sometimes uncomfortable - the "price" of honest introspection and change. I don't have your "answer" but will help you seek it. I strive - in the words of Irvin Yalom - to help "remove obstacles blocking the patient's path".
I assist adults seeking help with mild dysthymia, situational depression or anxiety, stress, relationship problems, career concerns, loss, meaning, mortality and other existential issues. I tailor an approach specific to your need. Existential therapy is my foundation though I use an eclectic approach and draw upon various therapies. Therapy may be brief in duration or lengthy. It is sometimes uncomfortable - the "price" of honest introspection and change. I don't have your "answer" but will help you seek it. I strive - in the words of Irvin Yalom - to help "remove obstacles blocking the patient's path".
(704) 380-9245 View (704) 380-9245
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Wisdom Path, PLLC
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601
If you are looking for quality therapy by clinicians who treat you as a whole, unique person (body, mind, and spirit), Wisdom Path is a good fit for you. Everyone is exposed to multiple stresses, and we struggle with the demands of a fast-paced society. Often, we develop unhealthy ways of compulsively numbing ourselves though work, food, sex, gambling, shopping, substances, or social media. At Wisdom Path, we facilitate you becoming fully present in your life, creating meaning, and developing intimate connections with others. We don't just treat mental health issues; we promote wellness and growth.
If you are looking for quality therapy by clinicians who treat you as a whole, unique person (body, mind, and spirit), Wisdom Path is a good fit for you. Everyone is exposed to multiple stresses, and we struggle with the demands of a fast-paced society. Often, we develop unhealthy ways of compulsively numbing ourselves though work, food, sex, gambling, shopping, substances, or social media. At Wisdom Path, we facilitate you becoming fully present in your life, creating meaning, and developing intimate connections with others. We don't just treat mental health issues; we promote wellness and growth.
(828) 475-8940 View (828) 475-8940
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Cynthia Kilby-Queen/Hope and Light Counseling
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, LCAS, NCC, CADC
Verified Verified
Lenoir, NC 28645
Hi, my name is Cynthia. I am glad you are here because seeking help is the first step to wellness. As a Christian mental health and substance treatment counselor, I am honored to counsel women age 18 and above in-person or online in North Wilkesboro, NC and surrounding areas. Helping women recognize their inner strength and thrive beyond such issues as trauma, abuse, and tragedy is a calling in my life. My experience and research supports that spiritual wellness betters our mental and emotional health. I look forward to partnering with God and women in their journey of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness.
Hi, my name is Cynthia. I am glad you are here because seeking help is the first step to wellness. As a Christian mental health and substance treatment counselor, I am honored to counsel women age 18 and above in-person or online in North Wilkesboro, NC and surrounding areas. Helping women recognize their inner strength and thrive beyond such issues as trauma, abuse, and tragedy is a calling in my life. My experience and research supports that spiritual wellness betters our mental and emotional health. I look forward to partnering with God and women in their journey of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness.
(336) 818-9238 x100 View (336) 818-9238 x100
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Michelle Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lenoir, NC 28645
My name is Michelle Harris. I am a Licensed Social Worker with over 21 years of clinical experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, and other life-changing situations. The theoretical approaches I often utilize in my work are Christian Counseling, Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Coaching, Solution Focused Brief Therapies during treatment with clients. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
My name is Michelle Harris. I am a Licensed Social Worker with over 21 years of clinical experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, and other life-changing situations. The theoretical approaches I often utilize in my work are Christian Counseling, Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Coaching, Solution Focused Brief Therapies during treatment with clients. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels.
(984) 207-5258 View (984) 207-5258

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Number of Therapists in Granite Falls, NC

< 10

Therapists in Granite Falls, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Grief
75% Career Counseling
75% Sexual Abuse

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Granite Falls, NC see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Granite Falls?

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.