Therapists in Greenville, NC

Photo of Robin Wall, Licensed Professional Counselor in Greenville, NC
Robin Wall
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Greenville, NC 27858
Are you feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? Do you feel ready for change but find yourself repeating old patterns of relating and behaving? I would like the opportunity to help you achieve the changes that you desire. I have a client-centered approach and I see each person as a unique individual. Together, we can work on a plan to help you reach your goals. I work with a wide variety of issues including anxiety, stress management, depression, addiction, grief and loss, trauma, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, and adjusting to life changes.
Are you feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? Do you feel ready for change but find yourself repeating old patterns of relating and behaving? I would like the opportunity to help you achieve the changes that you desire. I have a client-centered approach and I see each person as a unique individual. Together, we can work on a plan to help you reach your goals. I work with a wide variety of issues including anxiety, stress management, depression, addiction, grief and loss, trauma, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, and adjusting to life changes.
(252) 377-4115 View (252) 377-4115
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Faith Based Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFT
Verified Verified
Greenville, NC 27858
Waitlist for new clients
At Faith Based Counseling Services, LLC, our mission is to provide quality therapeutic services that embody the whole you, mind, body and spirit. We believe that in order to have overall balance and healing, you must be able to tap into all parts of you , which include spiritual connection. Therapeutic services are not provided in the form of preaching, but incorporate your connection with God. We utilize Godly principles to assist in strengthening you in order to enhance your ability to cope, see hope and imagine a better life for yourself.
At Faith Based Counseling Services, LLC, our mission is to provide quality therapeutic services that embody the whole you, mind, body and spirit. We believe that in order to have overall balance and healing, you must be able to tap into all parts of you , which include spiritual connection. Therapeutic services are not provided in the form of preaching, but incorporate your connection with God. We utilize Godly principles to assist in strengthening you in order to enhance your ability to cope, see hope and imagine a better life for yourself.
(252) 648-7574 View (252) 648-7574
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Gale Batts Shiver
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCAS, CCS, MAC, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, NC 27835
I am a highly experienced clinician, specialized in serving individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues, through individual therapy and DWI services. I would like to assist you in moving from a place of struggle to a place of victory in you life's journey. I'm committed to providing high-quality service in a supportive, non-judgmental, positive atmosphere as I support you in reaching your goals and increasing your quality of life. I am a License Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), and Certified Professional Life Coach. I welcome the opportunity to work with you in moving forward in pursuing your life goals.
I am a highly experienced clinician, specialized in serving individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues, through individual therapy and DWI services. I would like to assist you in moving from a place of struggle to a place of victory in you life's journey. I'm committed to providing high-quality service in a supportive, non-judgmental, positive atmosphere as I support you in reaching your goals and increasing your quality of life. I am a License Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), and Certified Professional Life Coach. I welcome the opportunity to work with you in moving forward in pursuing your life goals.
(252) 508-0131 View (252) 508-0131
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Crystal House Garman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, NC 27858
I love the quote, "It's okay to not be okay, just don't stay that way." My goal is to walk alongside you and offer you tools and skills to improve your mindset and situation.
I love the quote, "It's okay to not be okay, just don't stay that way." My goal is to walk alongside you and offer you tools and skills to improve your mindset and situation.
(252) 253-6450 View (252) 253-6450
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Starr Odom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greenville, NC 27858
Are you are stuck in an endless cycle of worry or depression? You are not alone. Life can be hard; it is common to feel overwhelmed or out of control. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, lack of motivation, or difficulty with new life transitions, I believe that therapy can be greatly beneficial in your life. I am passionate about helping individuals create realistic and sustainable ways to prioritize their mental health. No matter what season of life you are in, you deserve to be a priority.
Are you are stuck in an endless cycle of worry or depression? You are not alone. Life can be hard; it is common to feel overwhelmed or out of control. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, lack of motivation, or difficulty with new life transitions, I believe that therapy can be greatly beneficial in your life. I am passionate about helping individuals create realistic and sustainable ways to prioritize their mental health. No matter what season of life you are in, you deserve to be a priority.
(252) 888-3221 View (252) 888-3221
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Cheryl Fehr-Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenville, NC 27858
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I have worked in various settings such as home health/hospice/bereavement, health department, major universities, medical clinics and V.A. I chose the Social Work profession because while in the foster care system as an adolescent and teenager, a wonderful social worker empowered me to facilitate change and choose the direction of my life at the age of 13. In my practice, I acknowledge that you are the expert of your story so we build on your self-determination and strengths. I believe in holistic approach-focusing on whole person-mental, physical, spiritual, social-all interconnected.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I have worked in various settings such as home health/hospice/bereavement, health department, major universities, medical clinics and V.A. I chose the Social Work profession because while in the foster care system as an adolescent and teenager, a wonderful social worker empowered me to facilitate change and choose the direction of my life at the age of 13. In my practice, I acknowledge that you are the expert of your story so we build on your self-determination and strengths. I believe in holistic approach-focusing on whole person-mental, physical, spiritual, social-all interconnected.
(252) 494-5748 View (252) 494-5748
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Brittany Edmondson
LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Greenville, NC 27834
For children and adolescents grappling with trauma and anxiety, my goal is to provide a sanctuary where they feel understood, validated, and empowered to heal. Together, we work towards fostering emotional regulation, restoring a sense of safety, and reclaiming joy in their lives. For parents and guardians, my goal is to partner with you and provide opportunities to build and grow your relationship with your child. For adults and children who are drawn to spiritual growth in Christianity, I enjoy helping adults meet those goals through talk therapy.
For children and adolescents grappling with trauma and anxiety, my goal is to provide a sanctuary where they feel understood, validated, and empowered to heal. Together, we work towards fostering emotional regulation, restoring a sense of safety, and reclaiming joy in their lives. For parents and guardians, my goal is to partner with you and provide opportunities to build and grow your relationship with your child. For adults and children who are drawn to spiritual growth in Christianity, I enjoy helping adults meet those goals through talk therapy.
(980) 391-6490 View (980) 391-6490
Photo of Magen E Henley, LCSW Associate in Greenville, NC
Magen E Henley
LCSW Associate, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Greenville, NC 27834
To quote Maya Angelou, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." I believe that you deserve to be heard, and I will work to create that safe place for you. Free of judgement and full of empathy. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, negative thoughts about yourself or others, your relationship with yourself, or your relationship with those around you, I want to help you. My goal is not to fix you-you are not broken. Instead, my goal is to empower you. Guide you to a place of healing where you are confident in your abilities to cope with the things you struggle with most.
To quote Maya Angelou, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." I believe that you deserve to be heard, and I will work to create that safe place for you. Free of judgement and full of empathy. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, negative thoughts about yourself or others, your relationship with yourself, or your relationship with those around you, I want to help you. My goal is not to fix you-you are not broken. Instead, my goal is to empower you. Guide you to a place of healing where you are confident in your abilities to cope with the things you struggle with most.
(252) 651-1405 View (252) 651-1405
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Demi Management Services Pllc,
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MA, LCMHCS, NAMA-S
Verified Verified
Greenville, NC 27858
"Life choices provide chance." I believe that sometimes people don't know what their choices are and feel limited. If you are looking for a private plan, in my program, we will explore the choices that life has to offer to you. I can talk with you about exploring your possibilities in life without boundaries. There are choices that give you another chance. Together, we reset and start moving towards a higher potential of your needs and wants from life.
"Life choices provide chance." I believe that sometimes people don't know what their choices are and feel limited. If you are looking for a private plan, in my program, we will explore the choices that life has to offer to you. I can talk with you about exploring your possibilities in life without boundaries. There are choices that give you another chance. Together, we reset and start moving towards a higher potential of your needs and wants from life.
(252) 629-5820 View (252) 629-5820
Photo of Kelly Dispirito Taylor, Marriage & Family Therapist in Greenville, NC
Kelly Dispirito Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, NC 27858
I love working with my clients! Many come to me depressed, anxious, struggling personally and in their relationships. I try to provide them with hope, perspective, and together we come up with a new plan moving forward. Often, I find clients want to let go of old habits or ways of interacting with loved ones to find more healthy ways to live. We focus on setting healthy boundaries, advocating for oneself, setting goals that will lead to greater happiness, and finding hope in the future. With no exception, I find clients have that inner strength to change within them. Sometimes, they just need a little help along the way!
I love working with my clients! Many come to me depressed, anxious, struggling personally and in their relationships. I try to provide them with hope, perspective, and together we come up with a new plan moving forward. Often, I find clients want to let go of old habits or ways of interacting with loved ones to find more healthy ways to live. We focus on setting healthy boundaries, advocating for oneself, setting goals that will lead to greater happiness, and finding hope in the future. With no exception, I find clients have that inner strength to change within them. Sometimes, they just need a little help along the way!
(252) 336-9665 View (252) 336-9665
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A. Kristian Wallace
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Greenville, NC 27858  (Online Only)
When life becomes unpredictable and overwhelming it can feel isolating and lonely. As a therapist, my goal is to ensure that each client feels heard, validated and safe, always knowing that there is someone there to listen and provide support. At times, we can feel that we need to hide our anxiety, depression, relational issues and worries. I offer a place where you are able to fully be yourself, where it is okay, not to be okay. My goal for each session is for you to feel supported and empowered to overcome obstacles and create an environment that promotes positive change.
When life becomes unpredictable and overwhelming it can feel isolating and lonely. As a therapist, my goal is to ensure that each client feels heard, validated and safe, always knowing that there is someone there to listen and provide support. At times, we can feel that we need to hide our anxiety, depression, relational issues and worries. I offer a place where you are able to fully be yourself, where it is okay, not to be okay. My goal for each session is for you to feel supported and empowered to overcome obstacles and create an environment that promotes positive change.
(252) 300-0785 View (252) 300-0785
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Charity H. Montelongo
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, NC 27858
People are capable. My time in the mental health field has shown me that people are capable of more than they realize. I have learned that some people experience times in their lives that they need help accessing their strengths and capacities to discover growth and healing. Often, mental health symptoms can cloud our ability to see a way out and we need someone who can help light a path.
People are capable. My time in the mental health field has shown me that people are capable of more than they realize. I have learned that some people experience times in their lives that they need help accessing their strengths and capacities to discover growth and healing. Often, mental health symptoms can cloud our ability to see a way out and we need someone who can help light a path.
(252) 588-5671 View (252) 588-5671
Photo of Andrew S. Brimhall, Marriage & Family Therapist in Greenville, NC
Andrew S. Brimhall
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, NC 27858
Finding the right therapist can be difficult and scary. Telling someone else about your feelings and needs can feel overwhelming. Because of this, it is essential you feel comfortable with your therapist. Research suggest that a good working relationship with your therapist is the most important factor in judging whether or not therapy is effective. This is the primary reason I offer a free phone consultation. Please call and ask any questions you have! I welcome the opportunity to work with you and your family and want to make sure you feel it is a good fit.
Finding the right therapist can be difficult and scary. Telling someone else about your feelings and needs can feel overwhelming. Because of this, it is essential you feel comfortable with your therapist. Research suggest that a good working relationship with your therapist is the most important factor in judging whether or not therapy is effective. This is the primary reason I offer a free phone consultation. Please call and ask any questions you have! I welcome the opportunity to work with you and your family and want to make sure you feel it is a good fit.
(252) 362-0646 View (252) 362-0646
Photo of Catherine Colardo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Greenville, NC
Catherine Colardo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenville, NC 27858  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging, and making change alone can be a real struggle; however you are not alone! I want to do life with you and provide support. I have learned that one of the most important factors of success is making a connection and feelings comfortable with the person you choose to work with. In addition, I feel like you are the expert of your life and you have the answers within yourself; however sometimes it take someone coming along beside you to provide the support needed to help guide you to find those answers. I would love to get to know you and to have the opportunity to be a support for you!
Life can be challenging, and making change alone can be a real struggle; however you are not alone! I want to do life with you and provide support. I have learned that one of the most important factors of success is making a connection and feelings comfortable with the person you choose to work with. In addition, I feel like you are the expert of your life and you have the answers within yourself; however sometimes it take someone coming along beside you to provide the support needed to help guide you to find those answers. I would love to get to know you and to have the opportunity to be a support for you!
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Photo of Christopher S Gill, Counselor in Greenville, NC
Christopher S Gill
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, NC 27858
Imagine you're facing a challenge that might be familiar or perhaps something you can't quite put into words. In these moments, it's important to remember that you're not alone. We all encounter obstacles in life, but sometimes, they can feel insurmountable. You need a safe, welcoming space to explore your thoughts, express your emotions, and healthily address these challenges. It all begins with honesty – being true to yourself and permitting yourself to confront the issues at hand. That's where I come in. I'm here to support you on your journey toward overcoming these obstacles and regaining control.
Imagine you're facing a challenge that might be familiar or perhaps something you can't quite put into words. In these moments, it's important to remember that you're not alone. We all encounter obstacles in life, but sometimes, they can feel insurmountable. You need a safe, welcoming space to explore your thoughts, express your emotions, and healthily address these challenges. It all begins with honesty – being true to yourself and permitting yourself to confront the issues at hand. That's where I come in. I'm here to support you on your journey toward overcoming these obstacles and regaining control.
(252) 494-5826 View (252) 494-5826
Photo of Joanne Koster, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Greenville, NC
Joanne Koster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW, CH
Verified Verified
Greenville, NC 27858
Not accepting new clients
At this time, I am providing both Telehealth and in person services, however my ability to accept new client referrals is very limited. I am Certified through the NGH and ASCH in Clinical Hypnosis to facilitate emotional and physical healing, I work together with adults to support their healing from IBS, chronic and life limiting medical conditions, preparation for surgery, chronic pain, grief/loss. as well as other life situations, including PTSD and complex trauma.
At this time, I am providing both Telehealth and in person services, however my ability to accept new client referrals is very limited. I am Certified through the NGH and ASCH in Clinical Hypnosis to facilitate emotional and physical healing, I work together with adults to support their healing from IBS, chronic and life limiting medical conditions, preparation for surgery, chronic pain, grief/loss. as well as other life situations, including PTSD and complex trauma.
(252) 486-5424 View (252) 486-5424
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My Guiding Light Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Greenville, NC 27834
Rose Marie Lawrence is a Trauma-focused, Christian based counselor; and is the founder and owner of My Guiding Light Professional Counseling Services. Rose is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with over fifteen years of experienced in the mental health arena. Rose has a Masters degree in Counselor Education and also holds a Master’s degree in Human Services. In addition, Rose is a Licensed Ordained Minister. Rose clinical work experiences includes working with individuals, groups, couples, and families both online and in person. Rose firmly believes that “ with God, all things are possible".
Rose Marie Lawrence is a Trauma-focused, Christian based counselor; and is the founder and owner of My Guiding Light Professional Counseling Services. Rose is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with over fifteen years of experienced in the mental health arena. Rose has a Masters degree in Counselor Education and also holds a Master’s degree in Human Services. In addition, Rose is a Licensed Ordained Minister. Rose clinical work experiences includes working with individuals, groups, couples, and families both online and in person. Rose firmly believes that “ with God, all things are possible".
(252) 418-8457 View (252) 418-8457
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Dr. Crissa Jewel Allen
LCMHC Associate, LCASA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenville, NC 27858  (Online Only)
Transitioning into a new space questioning who you are and who you’d like to become? Feeling lost in others’ expectations and trying to become more authentically you? Who are you at your core, what do you want and how do you get there? As a Black woman navigating these questions in new spaces, I know how challenging the journey can be. Together we’ll work to empty the closets and dump everything out onto the floor sifting through the junk to find the real of who you are. We’ll work to make you feel like home to yourself so that no matter the space, you are comfortable, confident, and uniquely you. How does that sound?
Transitioning into a new space questioning who you are and who you’d like to become? Feeling lost in others’ expectations and trying to become more authentically you? Who are you at your core, what do you want and how do you get there? As a Black woman navigating these questions in new spaces, I know how challenging the journey can be. Together we’ll work to empty the closets and dump everything out onto the floor sifting through the junk to find the real of who you are. We’ll work to make you feel like home to yourself so that no matter the space, you are comfortable, confident, and uniquely you. How does that sound?
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Matthew Macchioni
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Greenville, NC 27858  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
All clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse or other emotional/ behavioral issues. My diverse background in counseling psychology has provided me with the experience and know how to serve any member of my community regardless of age, sex, creed or presenting problem. I am currently able to specialized in young men who are struggling with anxiety, anger and conduct issues. I have extensive training in working with children diagnosed with A.D.H.D. and O.D.D. (oppositional defiance disorder).
All clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse or other emotional/ behavioral issues. My diverse background in counseling psychology has provided me with the experience and know how to serve any member of my community regardless of age, sex, creed or presenting problem. I am currently able to specialized in young men who are struggling with anxiety, anger and conduct issues. I have extensive training in working with children diagnosed with A.D.H.D. and O.D.D. (oppositional defiance disorder).
(252) 594-5542 View (252) 594-5542
Photo of Kennedy Brown Porter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Greenville, NC
Kennedy Brown Porter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Greenville, NC 27858
Waitlist for new clients
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for clients to enhance the most important relationship they have, the one with themselves. I work with clients to enhance their self-awareness by identifying limiting beliefs and patterns of behavior that prevent satisfaction and peace in their lives.
My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space for clients to enhance the most important relationship they have, the one with themselves. I work with clients to enhance their self-awareness by identifying limiting beliefs and patterns of behavior that prevent satisfaction and peace in their lives.
(252) 591-3262 View (252) 591-3262

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Greenville, NC

200+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Greenville, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% Aetna
51% MedCost

How Therapists in Greenville, NC see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
14% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Greenville?

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.