Therapists in Morehead City, NC

Photo of Kathleen Ellers, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Morehead City, NC
Kathleen Ellers
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
Waitlist for new clients
Often chronic stress and unresolved trauma can be barriers to feeling successful at school, work, relationships and life in general. My training and experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of trauma, life transitions, depression/anxiety and personal growth. I can help you and/or your child navigate through the stress, the difficult behaviors, and anxiety and come out on the other side feeling more calm, confident and focused on your life's purpose.
Often chronic stress and unresolved trauma can be barriers to feeling successful at school, work, relationships and life in general. My training and experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults in the areas of trauma, life transitions, depression/anxiety and personal growth. I can help you and/or your child navigate through the stress, the difficult behaviors, and anxiety and come out on the other side feeling more calm, confident and focused on your life's purpose.
(252) 313-9092 View (252) 313-9092
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Laurel Boone Gowen
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. I provide a caring and non-judgemental approach in my counseling services. Therapy can be a big step and I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment.
Accepting new clients. I provide a caring and non-judgemental approach in my counseling services. Therapy can be a big step and I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment.
(252) 306-3051 View (252) 306-3051
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Carly Silverthorne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
Let’s begin preparing for tomorrow, today. As a clinician my hope is to foster a therapeutic environment that prepares us for an improved tomorrow. When engaging you, your child, and/or your family in outpatient therapy, I have every intention of creating a treatment approach that is fully tailored to achieve your goals and target your needs. There are life challenges, personal struggles, and emotional difficulties that impact our daily living. That is where I come in. Individualizing therapeutic interventions is precisely how we will prepare ourselves for the “tomorrows” and make growth along this journey.
Let’s begin preparing for tomorrow, today. As a clinician my hope is to foster a therapeutic environment that prepares us for an improved tomorrow. When engaging you, your child, and/or your family in outpatient therapy, I have every intention of creating a treatment approach that is fully tailored to achieve your goals and target your needs. There are life challenges, personal struggles, and emotional difficulties that impact our daily living. That is where I come in. Individualizing therapeutic interventions is precisely how we will prepare ourselves for the “tomorrows” and make growth along this journey.
(252) 648-6635 View (252) 648-6635
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Ashlea Staunch-Humphries, LCSW (Remote NC only)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, NC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
Ashlea utilizes dynamic, client-centered therapeutic methods to uncover the root causes of distress and transform negative patterns that arise from personal trauma, loss, depression, anxiety, court and medical issues, and relationship conflicts. As a court-certified, abuse and trauma expert, her clinical experience and certifications include: EMDR Levels 1 & 2, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gottman, Forensic Interviewing, Nia Blue Belt, mindfulness, and Transcendental Meditation (TM). She is a cancer survivor who connects from the heart.
Ashlea utilizes dynamic, client-centered therapeutic methods to uncover the root causes of distress and transform negative patterns that arise from personal trauma, loss, depression, anxiety, court and medical issues, and relationship conflicts. As a court-certified, abuse and trauma expert, her clinical experience and certifications include: EMDR Levels 1 & 2, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gottman, Forensic Interviewing, Nia Blue Belt, mindfulness, and Transcendental Meditation (TM). She is a cancer survivor who connects from the heart.
(252) 512-4061 View (252) 512-4061
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Dianne B Brown
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, NBCC
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently not accepting new clients! Having been in the field of wellness for 25 years, I have developed many tools along the way to better assist my clients. I am a facilitators of change, and believe in an integrated approach to self discovery. I have many years in clinical training as well as alternative and complimentary approaches. I use mindfulness, EMDR, EFT tapping, and use integration of the mind, body, spirit relationship.
I am currently not accepting new clients! Having been in the field of wellness for 25 years, I have developed many tools along the way to better assist my clients. I am a facilitators of change, and believe in an integrated approach to self discovery. I have many years in clinical training as well as alternative and complimentary approaches. I use mindfulness, EMDR, EFT tapping, and use integration of the mind, body, spirit relationship.
(252) 231-3731 View (252) 231-3731
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Alicia Gouge
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MEd
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
Not accepting new clients
Alicia is a NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor serving in Carteret County, North Carolina.  She serves teens, adults, and couples through professional, evidence-based counseling.
Alicia is a NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor serving in Carteret County, North Carolina.  She serves teens, adults, and couples through professional, evidence-based counseling.
(252) 256-9912 View (252) 256-9912
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Stephen Scott Radosevich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
I am a compassionate, caring, and non-judgmental individual who enjoys working with people indiscriminate of ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, religion, or age. I consider myself a student of life, and I believe that individuals are the authority of their own lives. I seek to come alongside individuals, parents, couples, and families who find themselves alone and/or suffering in order to empower, support, and provide new perspectives on complicated and overwhelming problems.
I am a compassionate, caring, and non-judgmental individual who enjoys working with people indiscriminate of ethnicity, gender, culture, sexual orientation, religion, or age. I consider myself a student of life, and I believe that individuals are the authority of their own lives. I seek to come alongside individuals, parents, couples, and families who find themselves alone and/or suffering in order to empower, support, and provide new perspectives on complicated and overwhelming problems.
(252) 516-6545 View (252) 516-6545
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Kristin Harding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck with reoccurring feelings and behaviors that are holding you back? Hi, I’m Kristin, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, that partners with adults and adolescents encountering life’s challenges. I am trained in hypnotherapy and somatic therapy practices. Together, we can explore where you carry emotions in your body and ease the tension they carry through exploring their etiology.
Do you feel stuck with reoccurring feelings and behaviors that are holding you back? Hi, I’m Kristin, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, that partners with adults and adolescents encountering life’s challenges. I am trained in hypnotherapy and somatic therapy practices. Together, we can explore where you carry emotions in your body and ease the tension they carry through exploring their etiology.
(252) 499-2327 View (252) 499-2327
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Lisa Harden
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
I love my work with children, teens, and families. I am driven by my passion to help others discover their potential by using individualized methods to fit the needs of those I work with. I have found that many couples get lost in the day-to-day activities losing track of each others needs. I enjoy helping couples learn new skills that can help them reconnect and learn to navigate life stages together. Children and teens are faced with many societal pressures that can be challenging for adults to understand. By working collaboratively the discovery of healthy communication can benefit families.
I love my work with children, teens, and families. I am driven by my passion to help others discover their potential by using individualized methods to fit the needs of those I work with. I have found that many couples get lost in the day-to-day activities losing track of each others needs. I enjoy helping couples learn new skills that can help them reconnect and learn to navigate life stages together. Children and teens are faced with many societal pressures that can be challenging for adults to understand. By working collaboratively the discovery of healthy communication can benefit families.
(910) 501-2035 View (910) 501-2035
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Kathryn L. Smith
Psychological Associate, MA, HSP-PA
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
Not accepting new clients
What brings people to therapy? A sense that something's not right, the desire to stop feeling sad, worried or angry, and the desire to have an objective listener with no agenda other than to help do what's right for you. I believe people can make more effective choices and improve the quality of their lives if they have a better understanding of themselves and how they relate/react to the outer world. With more than 30 years of experience in clinical psychology, I've seen over and over again how would be "obstacles" have revealed personal strengths and opened new doors.
What brings people to therapy? A sense that something's not right, the desire to stop feeling sad, worried or angry, and the desire to have an objective listener with no agenda other than to help do what's right for you. I believe people can make more effective choices and improve the quality of their lives if they have a better understanding of themselves and how they relate/react to the outer world. With more than 30 years of experience in clinical psychology, I've seen over and over again how would be "obstacles" have revealed personal strengths and opened new doors.
(252) 200-3792 View (252) 200-3792
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Richard Hunter Chadwick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCAS, LCMHC-S, ABD
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
An ideal client is a person wanting to explore meaning in life, means of improvement, freedom from bondage or other factors that deter them from realizing their dreams. They may want Christian counseling or simply to understand how they can reach their goals. They are motivated to embrace life in a purposeful way, moving towards the changes they seek for their well-being. They may present with issues in mental or behavioral health, including mental illness or addictions, and are seeking ways to help prevent or lessen the presenting problems in their life. They may want to cultivate their relationship with Jesus Christ.
An ideal client is a person wanting to explore meaning in life, means of improvement, freedom from bondage or other factors that deter them from realizing their dreams. They may want Christian counseling or simply to understand how they can reach their goals. They are motivated to embrace life in a purposeful way, moving towards the changes they seek for their well-being. They may present with issues in mental or behavioral health, including mental illness or addictions, and are seeking ways to help prevent or lessen the presenting problems in their life. They may want to cultivate their relationship with Jesus Christ.
(252) 254-2777 View (252) 254-2777
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Erica Elliott
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
I see therapy as an invaluable tool & asset, which can heal, empower & enrich one's life. I am committed to joining you wherever you are -- sadness, joy, discomfort, feeling "stuck,” or all of the above. By embracing ALL of what we feel -- the positive, the painful, and the uncertainty -- I believe that we achieve more enlightened, fulfilled lives. My belief is that over time we can build a foundation to create a safe and trusting space to make it easier to share your experiences and challenges.
I see therapy as an invaluable tool & asset, which can heal, empower & enrich one's life. I am committed to joining you wherever you are -- sadness, joy, discomfort, feeling "stuck,” or all of the above. By embracing ALL of what we feel -- the positive, the painful, and the uncertainty -- I believe that we achieve more enlightened, fulfilled lives. My belief is that over time we can build a foundation to create a safe and trusting space to make it easier to share your experiences and challenges.
(252) 618-1773 View (252) 618-1773
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Anita C Pardo
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
What would be my ideal client? An adult with Trauma, Codependency, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Grief or Chronic Pain that needs virtual sessions. If a person has limited time or transportation, Telemedicine is available to meet their needs but still in a way that is personal. Individualized care in a Judgement Free Zone is offered to any person with any background. All stories are welcomed.
What would be my ideal client? An adult with Trauma, Codependency, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Grief or Chronic Pain that needs virtual sessions. If a person has limited time or transportation, Telemedicine is available to meet their needs but still in a way that is personal. Individualized care in a Judgement Free Zone is offered to any person with any background. All stories are welcomed.
(252) 675-4923 View (252) 675-4923
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Elizabeth Spires
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
I help women who feel stuck & overwhelmed regain control of their lives. My clients struggle as you do. Despite being smart, hardworking & motivated, life is hard. When they first come in they feel exhausted, angry & alone. They put others’ needs before their own & worry saying “no” will disappoint loved ones. Their relationships are suffering. They aren’t the partner, friend, daughter, & colleague they want to be. Before my clients came to see me, they felt guilty for feeling drained & frustrated. They feared the rollercoaster of emotions would go on forever. They worried no one would ever understand what they were going through.
I help women who feel stuck & overwhelmed regain control of their lives. My clients struggle as you do. Despite being smart, hardworking & motivated, life is hard. When they first come in they feel exhausted, angry & alone. They put others’ needs before their own & worry saying “no” will disappoint loved ones. Their relationships are suffering. They aren’t the partner, friend, daughter, & colleague they want to be. Before my clients came to see me, they felt guilty for feeling drained & frustrated. They feared the rollercoaster of emotions would go on forever. They worried no one would ever understand what they were going through.
(252) 484-6937 View (252) 484-6937
Photo of Anna Garrison, LCSW Associate in Morehead City, NC
Anna Garrison
LCSW Associate , LCSW
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
Waitlist for new clients
Thinking about starting therapy? There are many benefits, and you've already taken the first step! Research shows that therapy can help in so many ways such as improving self-esteem, building communication and interpersonal skills, changing self-defeating habits, and learning skills to better manage our emotions. All of this to say, therapy can help you have a happier life experience. I am here to support you in your journey of reaching your goals, identifying barriers, brainstorming solutions, building resilience, and implementing positive changes in your life!
Thinking about starting therapy? There are many benefits, and you've already taken the first step! Research shows that therapy can help in so many ways such as improving self-esteem, building communication and interpersonal skills, changing self-defeating habits, and learning skills to better manage our emotions. All of this to say, therapy can help you have a happier life experience. I am here to support you in your journey of reaching your goals, identifying barriers, brainstorming solutions, building resilience, and implementing positive changes in your life!
(252) 207-0545 View (252) 207-0545
Photo of Meaghan Gregg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Morehead City, NC
Meaghan Gregg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
You've tried everything else, why not try therapy? Working through relationships is hard and sometimes confusing. We don't always know which direction to go - support ourselves or support others? Meet our needs or help everyone else? It's tempting to believe that one size fits all, or that there is a "right" decision, and then get stuck and not do anything. Relationships require nuance and space to think things through. They need you to give yourself time to think, time to feel things out, and time to get clear about your vision for your relationships.
You've tried everything else, why not try therapy? Working through relationships is hard and sometimes confusing. We don't always know which direction to go - support ourselves or support others? Meet our needs or help everyone else? It's tempting to believe that one size fits all, or that there is a "right" decision, and then get stuck and not do anything. Relationships require nuance and space to think things through. They need you to give yourself time to think, time to feel things out, and time to get clear about your vision for your relationships.
(517) 759-1532 View (517) 759-1532
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Sagestone, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Morehead City, NC 28557
At Sagestone, we respect and acknowledge the vital aspects of your life and take a "whole you" approach. We use empathy, compassion, and curiosity to better understand you and your needs. We listen. We share our experience, "know how", and provide thought-provoking, substantive, and practical process. We provide support that fosters safety, curiosity, and growth. We meet you where you are, in the here and now, allowing you to experience grounded vulnerability, presence, and acceptance, as you expand your way of being to embody inner peace, balance, and empowerment.
At Sagestone, we respect and acknowledge the vital aspects of your life and take a "whole you" approach. We use empathy, compassion, and curiosity to better understand you and your needs. We listen. We share our experience, "know how", and provide thought-provoking, substantive, and practical process. We provide support that fosters safety, curiosity, and growth. We meet you where you are, in the here and now, allowing you to experience grounded vulnerability, presence, and acceptance, as you expand your way of being to embody inner peace, balance, and empowerment.
(252) 377-4073 View (252) 377-4073
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Maureen Migliore
Psychological Associate, MS, LPA
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
I am a Licensed Psychological Associate with over 30 years of practice working with children, adolescents and women. I work with a variety of disorders, including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, as well as Anger Management and other Behavioral concerns. I have extensive experience conducting Psychological Assessments and identifying learning concerns. I have interests in adoption, parenting, behavior management, and women's issues. I look forward to supporting you in improving your quality of life.
I am a Licensed Psychological Associate with over 30 years of practice working with children, adolescents and women. I work with a variety of disorders, including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, as well as Anger Management and other Behavioral concerns. I have extensive experience conducting Psychological Assessments and identifying learning concerns. I have interests in adoption, parenting, behavior management, and women's issues. I look forward to supporting you in improving your quality of life.
(252) 661-4645 View (252) 661-4645
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Brighter Life Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, LCAS, CCMC, DBTC
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557
Life can be very difficult at times, and I want to help. I have had the opportunity to train in a variety of therapeutic modalities, making me uniquely qualified to utilize the interventions that are most appropriate for each of my clients. In order to determine the most appropriate form of treatment, I collaborate with each of my clients to determine the issues they would like to address and the goals they would like to achieve. We are then in a better position to determine the most efficacious treatment modality.
Life can be very difficult at times, and I want to help. I have had the opportunity to train in a variety of therapeutic modalities, making me uniquely qualified to utilize the interventions that are most appropriate for each of my clients. In order to determine the most appropriate form of treatment, I collaborate with each of my clients to determine the issues they would like to address and the goals they would like to achieve. We are then in a better position to determine the most efficacious treatment modality.
(910) 378-3685 View (910) 378-3685
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David Knappenberger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT
Verified
Morehead City, NC 28557  (Online Only)
Seeing clients through the Psychology Today Telehealth portal allows me to assist clients throughout NC. I work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, anger issues, PTSD and Asperger's disorder. I work with couples to improve their communications & the overall quality of their relationships. I assist couples whose relationships have suffered from infidelity. I also help families deal with the challenges of divorce, step family formation, and parent/teenager conflicts. I have experienced divorce, remarriage, and step family issues, thus I understand the emotional impact of these life changes.
Seeing clients through the Psychology Today Telehealth portal allows me to assist clients throughout NC. I work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, anger issues, PTSD and Asperger's disorder. I work with couples to improve their communications & the overall quality of their relationships. I assist couples whose relationships have suffered from infidelity. I also help families deal with the challenges of divorce, step family formation, and parent/teenager conflicts. I have experienced divorce, remarriage, and step family issues, thus I understand the emotional impact of these life changes.
(910) 817-4395 View (910) 817-4395

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Number of Therapists in Morehead City, NC

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Morehead City, NC who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
89% Coping Skills
86% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% Aetna
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Morehead City, NC see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
9% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Morehead 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.