Therapists in New Hanover County, NC

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Photo of Tiffany Corey, Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in New Hanover County, NC
Tiffany Corey
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MS, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28405  (Online Only)
No waiting list! Accepting new clients! Are you feeling stuck, burned out in your career, or struggling to figure out what you want your “next chapter” in life to be? Well, I’m all ears! I bring warmth, authenticity and a chill vibe to the therapy space. Sessions are geared towards helping put you in the driver’s seat and in control of your own life. I invite you to take the next step toward changing your life within a judgment free space.
No waiting list! Accepting new clients! Are you feeling stuck, burned out in your career, or struggling to figure out what you want your “next chapter” in life to be? Well, I’m all ears! I bring warmth, authenticity and a chill vibe to the therapy space. Sessions are geared towards helping put you in the driver’s seat and in control of your own life. I invite you to take the next step toward changing your life within a judgment free space.
(910) 901-3931 View (910) 901-3931
Photo of Alex Danilowicz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Hanover County, NC
Alex Danilowicz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, NC 28401
Waitlist for new clients
I work with people who feel stuck and desire freedom, healing and clarity. The people with whom I work may have mental health concerns like PTSD/trauma, anxiety, or depression, more general life concerns like transitions, relationship issues and loss, or difficulties in recovery from addiction or active substance use or other compulsive behavior(s).
I work with people who feel stuck and desire freedom, healing and clarity. The people with whom I work may have mental health concerns like PTSD/trauma, anxiety, or depression, more general life concerns like transitions, relationship issues and loss, or difficulties in recovery from addiction or active substance use or other compulsive behavior(s).
(910) 765-8827 View (910) 765-8827
Photo of Cathy Ann Cosentino, Marriage & Family Therapist in New Hanover County, NC
Cathy Ann Cosentino
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, Esq
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28401
Kevin Bacon was once asked, “What makes your marriage last?” He didn’t miss a beat: “Clean fighting and dirty sex.” He has a point. The way a couple fights truly impacts their health and their relationship. There are additional influences that create disharmony between two people. Loss of connection, loneliness and conflict avoidance are all precursors to infidelity. I work with couples in crisis from the recent discovery of betrayal and/or past addictions and other relationship struggles. Healing won’t be easy, but it is possible. It’s a painful journey that will take time. I work to make that journey easier.
Kevin Bacon was once asked, “What makes your marriage last?” He didn’t miss a beat: “Clean fighting and dirty sex.” He has a point. The way a couple fights truly impacts their health and their relationship. There are additional influences that create disharmony between two people. Loss of connection, loneliness and conflict avoidance are all precursors to infidelity. I work with couples in crisis from the recent discovery of betrayal and/or past addictions and other relationship struggles. Healing won’t be easy, but it is possible. It’s a painful journey that will take time. I work to make that journey easier.
(910) 765-8910 View (910) 765-8910
Photo of Jennifer Campbell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Hanover County, NC
Jennifer Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28409  (Online Only)
I believe in the incredible power of human connection and the profound impact it can have on one's journey towards healing and personal growth. My approach to therapy is grounded in empathy, compassion, and a deep respect for each individual's unique experiences and strengths. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations facing a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions. Each person I encounter brings their own story, struggles, and aspirations, and I am committed to providing safe, nonjudgmental care.
I believe in the incredible power of human connection and the profound impact it can have on one's journey towards healing and personal growth. My approach to therapy is grounded in empathy, compassion, and a deep respect for each individual's unique experiences and strengths. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations facing a wide range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, and life transitions. Each person I encounter brings their own story, struggles, and aspirations, and I am committed to providing safe, nonjudgmental care.
(910) 400-0249 View (910) 400-0249
Photo of Sarah Hess, Marriage & Family Therapist in New Hanover County, NC
Sarah Hess
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Wilmington, NC 28401
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Perinatal Mental Health Certified, Grief Counseling Certified, a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator, and a Retain Parental Leave Coach. I graduated from Arizona State University and have been practicing for 10 years. I am licensed in the state of North Carolina and see clients via telehealth and in person.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Perinatal Mental Health Certified, Grief Counseling Certified, a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Educator, and a Retain Parental Leave Coach. I graduated from Arizona State University and have been practicing for 10 years. I am licensed in the state of North Carolina and see clients via telehealth and in person.
(910) 838-9828 View (910) 838-9828
Photo of Julia Forehand, Licensed Professional Counselor in New Hanover County, NC
Julia Forehand
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Waitlist for new clients
Are you ready to embark on a journey of change or address long-standing challenges in your life? Asking for help takes courage and support, yet the rewards of therapy can be life-changing. Life often presents unexpected obstacles, but by working together, we can unravel these complexities and discover solutions to overcome them. By confronting these hurdles, adapting to changes, and navigating transitions, you can cultivate better relationships, enhance self-esteem, and foster a more fulfilling life.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of change or address long-standing challenges in your life? Asking for help takes courage and support, yet the rewards of therapy can be life-changing. Life often presents unexpected obstacles, but by working together, we can unravel these complexities and discover solutions to overcome them. By confronting these hurdles, adapting to changes, and navigating transitions, you can cultivate better relationships, enhance self-esteem, and foster a more fulfilling life.
(910) 460-6765 View (910) 460-6765
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Resolve Counseling, PLLC
MS, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403  (Online Only)
Resolve Counseling, PLLC provides mental health services for adults who are experiencing challenges in their every day life. We are dedicated to working collaboratively with our clients on their journey toward healing and overall well-being.
Resolve Counseling, PLLC provides mental health services for adults who are experiencing challenges in their every day life. We are dedicated to working collaboratively with our clients on their journey toward healing and overall well-being.
(910) 909-3591 View (910) 909-3591
Photo of Emily Savard Barlas, Licensed Professional Counselor in New Hanover County, NC
Emily Savard Barlas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28401
I especially enjoy helping people through life transitions - from young adults adjusting to college to pregnant women and new moms. Adapting to new roles and making changes is exhausting, draining, and can leave you feeling lost and overwhelmed. Together, we can work to help you better manage these changes and integrate new roles - helping you feel empowered and more like yourself.
I especially enjoy helping people through life transitions - from young adults adjusting to college to pregnant women and new moms. Adapting to new roles and making changes is exhausting, draining, and can leave you feeling lost and overwhelmed. Together, we can work to help you better manage these changes and integrate new roles - helping you feel empowered and more like yourself.
(910) 356-9633 View (910) 356-9633
Photo of Naara Lopez, Marriage & Family Therapist in New Hanover County, NC
Naara Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR, TF-CBT, TRP-p, MDFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28409  (Online Only)
Trauma is a normal reaction of the brain to an abnormal event, causing a stagnation that does not allow us to enjoy our present life. The problem around the word trauma is the stigma that follows it, defining it as something shameful. Consequently, this stigma prevents us from reaching out for help. My clinical experience includes working with individuals, family, and couples suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, divorce/separation, trauma symptoms such as PTSD, emotional, neglect, and sexual abuse, family dynamics, racial and gender discrimination, , including LGBTQIA+, and immigration trauma.
Trauma is a normal reaction of the brain to an abnormal event, causing a stagnation that does not allow us to enjoy our present life. The problem around the word trauma is the stigma that follows it, defining it as something shameful. Consequently, this stigma prevents us from reaching out for help. My clinical experience includes working with individuals, family, and couples suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, divorce/separation, trauma symptoms such as PTSD, emotional, neglect, and sexual abuse, family dynamics, racial and gender discrimination, , including LGBTQIA+, and immigration trauma.
(910) 776-4405 View (910) 776-4405
Photo of Rhonda J Holmes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Hanover County, NC
Rhonda J Holmes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Therapy involves a partnership built upon trust, support, and a non-judgmental approach. I believe each individual has a unique story that deserves to be respected and honored. We all have strengths and abilities, powerful catalysts for resilience and desired change. While my clinical practice relies on research based treatment interventions, I highly value the importance of humor and a no-nonsense, down to earth approach to communication.
Therapy involves a partnership built upon trust, support, and a non-judgmental approach. I believe each individual has a unique story that deserves to be respected and honored. We all have strengths and abilities, powerful catalysts for resilience and desired change. While my clinical practice relies on research based treatment interventions, I highly value the importance of humor and a no-nonsense, down to earth approach to communication.
(910) 779-4238 View (910) 779-4238
Photo of Heily Aktuglu, Licensed Professional Counselor in New Hanover County, NC
Heily Aktuglu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
Every day is a chance to make a new start! I LOVE what I do, and it is a great privilege to help people on their journey through life. I welcome clients of all ages and all backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with youth and young adults. am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Life Coach and a NC Licensed School Counselor. I like to incorporate Positive Psychology & Humor into my sessions. I believe nature can be healing, so I offer Nature Therapy sessions...therapy outdoors! I offer evening and weekend sessions as well. Don't Have Insurance? I offer a discounted self-pay rate for clients without insurance:)
Every day is a chance to make a new start! I LOVE what I do, and it is a great privilege to help people on their journey through life. I welcome clients of all ages and all backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with youth and young adults. am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Life Coach and a NC Licensed School Counselor. I like to incorporate Positive Psychology & Humor into my sessions. I believe nature can be healing, so I offer Nature Therapy sessions...therapy outdoors! I offer evening and weekend sessions as well. Don't Have Insurance? I offer a discounted self-pay rate for clients without insurance:)
(910) 841-1405 View (910) 841-1405
Photo of Rachel Hendricks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Hanover County, NC
Rachel Hendricks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MEd, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Not accepting new clients
My therapeutic approach is one of actively engaging with clients, and I use a mix of the most recent literature and evidence-based interventions, collaboration with other providers, and your own goals to develop an effective and meaningful treatment plan. As a client, you can expect sessions to be challenging and engaging. I practice from a place of compassion and believe that anything done in the spirit of treating others with dignity, kindness, and respect will lead to developing the valued life you both want and deserve!
My therapeutic approach is one of actively engaging with clients, and I use a mix of the most recent literature and evidence-based interventions, collaboration with other providers, and your own goals to develop an effective and meaningful treatment plan. As a client, you can expect sessions to be challenging and engaging. I practice from a place of compassion and believe that anything done in the spirit of treating others with dignity, kindness, and respect will lead to developing the valued life you both want and deserve!
(910) 387-4724 View (910) 387-4724
Photo of Sara Scott Ford, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hanover County, NC
Sara Scott Ford
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, CRC, CSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Not accepting new clients
Do your current struggles make you feel like you're treading water in the middle of the ocean? You may be feeling overwhelmed with worry, fear, sadness, anger, guilt, frustration, uncertainty, hopelessness, or helplessness. You may also be experiencing sleepless nights and disturbing negative thoughts that just won't seem to go away. You feel stuck - unable to move forward or swim back to shore. Whether these struggles stem from anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD, a significant life change, a serious tragedy, or a traumatic life event, I am here to help you find your way back. *Also available for evening & Saturday appointments*
Do your current struggles make you feel like you're treading water in the middle of the ocean? You may be feeling overwhelmed with worry, fear, sadness, anger, guilt, frustration, uncertainty, hopelessness, or helplessness. You may also be experiencing sleepless nights and disturbing negative thoughts that just won't seem to go away. You feel stuck - unable to move forward or swim back to shore. Whether these struggles stem from anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD, a significant life change, a serious tragedy, or a traumatic life event, I am here to help you find your way back. *Also available for evening & Saturday appointments*
(910) 601-2206 View (910) 601-2206
Photo of Jennifer Myers, Psychological Associate in New Hanover County, NC
Jennifer Myers
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Waitlist for new clients
Do you wish your partner understood you better? Do you feel like you can't connect with your kids? Do you want to manage relationships better? You can! I work with clients of all ages to make relationships healthy and strong. Clients see me individually, or with loved ones to learn how to communicate better and diffuse conflict. When working with couples and families, I utilize John Gottman’s Marital Principles, as well as Sue Johnson’s Attachment Marital Therapies. I treat mood disorders, navigating life transitions, issues related to sexual functioning and trauma, as well as interpersonal conflict within close relationships.
Do you wish your partner understood you better? Do you feel like you can't connect with your kids? Do you want to manage relationships better? You can! I work with clients of all ages to make relationships healthy and strong. Clients see me individually, or with loved ones to learn how to communicate better and diffuse conflict. When working with couples and families, I utilize John Gottman’s Marital Principles, as well as Sue Johnson’s Attachment Marital Therapies. I treat mood disorders, navigating life transitions, issues related to sexual functioning and trauma, as well as interpersonal conflict within close relationships.
(910) 606-4771 View (910) 606-4771
Photo of Chloe Hill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Hanover County, NC
Chloe Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCASA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Life is stressful! It’s full of unexpected changes, transitions, responsibilities, and sometimes, losses. The stress can feel overwhelming, and sometimes we need an extra person in our lives to help us cope. I provide a therapeutic space where you feel fully accepted and deeply understood. I believe in a collaborative and non-judgmental approach to therapy. My goal as your therapist is to empower you to achieve YOUR goals, however big or small. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based treatment for psychological trauma, although I also use other methods depending on your goals.
Life is stressful! It’s full of unexpected changes, transitions, responsibilities, and sometimes, losses. The stress can feel overwhelming, and sometimes we need an extra person in our lives to help us cope. I provide a therapeutic space where you feel fully accepted and deeply understood. I believe in a collaborative and non-judgmental approach to therapy. My goal as your therapist is to empower you to achieve YOUR goals, however big or small. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based treatment for psychological trauma, although I also use other methods depending on your goals.
(910) 898-3788 View (910) 898-3788
Photo of Brittanie Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Hanover County, NC
Brittanie Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28403
Waitlist for new clients
Brittanie uses a client-centered approach, tailoring therapy to the specific needs of each individual. She views therapy as a collaborative process between therapist and client that is established by providing a nonjudgmental supportive environment for clients to explore thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, and take steps towards making positive change.
Brittanie uses a client-centered approach, tailoring therapy to the specific needs of each individual. She views therapy as a collaborative process between therapist and client that is established by providing a nonjudgmental supportive environment for clients to explore thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, and take steps towards making positive change.
(910) 769-9691 View (910) 769-9691
Photo of Kim Kelley Longbottom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Hanover County, NC
Kim Kelley Longbottom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, MAC
Verified Verified
Wilmington, NC 28403
I believe every person has the desire to be happy and content in their world, as well as the ability to achieve this ideal. However, the way a person learned to view and operate in the world as a child can make it difficult to reach this potential. By addressing a person's core beliefs & values along with their attitudes and behaviors, together we can unlock the potential that's been there from the beginning. As your therapist, I will provide a safe place for you to allow the answers that are within you to emerge so we can work with them.
I believe every person has the desire to be happy and content in their world, as well as the ability to achieve this ideal. However, the way a person learned to view and operate in the world as a child can make it difficult to reach this potential. By addressing a person's core beliefs & values along with their attitudes and behaviors, together we can unlock the potential that's been there from the beginning. As your therapist, I will provide a safe place for you to allow the answers that are within you to emerge so we can work with them.
(910) 915-8896 View (910) 915-8896
Photo of Rachael Hodge, Psychological Associate in New Hanover County, NC
Rachael Hodge
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, LCAS
Verified Verified
Rachael enjoys working with adults and young adults who have high aspirations but find themselves feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or struggling with motivation. Rachael’s calm and non-judgmental nature makes her easy to talk to, even when things get tough. She enjoys working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance use, and stress.
Rachael enjoys working with adults and young adults who have high aspirations but find themselves feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or struggling with motivation. Rachael’s calm and non-judgmental nature makes her easy to talk to, even when things get tough. She enjoys working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance use, and stress.
(910) 541-8318 View (910) 541-8318
Photo of Colleen Faulkner, Pre-Licensed Professional in New Hanover County, NC
Colleen Faulkner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28405
My hope is to provide you with a safe environment to explore how your lived experiences have impacted you and may be directing your beliefs, actions, and relationships. I love to work with clients on issues including self-worth, anxiety, stress, life transitions, family of origin issues, and people affected by divorce or family changes. I utilize many theories, often pulling from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-informed care.
My hope is to provide you with a safe environment to explore how your lived experiences have impacted you and may be directing your beliefs, actions, and relationships. I love to work with clients on issues including self-worth, anxiety, stress, life transitions, family of origin issues, and people affected by divorce or family changes. I utilize many theories, often pulling from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-informed care.
(910) 634-2674 View (910) 634-2674
Photo of Dennis G Mendleson, Licensed Professional Counselor in New Hanover County, NC
Dennis G Mendleson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, ACH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, NC 28405
Sometimes, starting therapy for the first time, or re-engaging in therapy can feel daunting. Often unsure of what to expect or how long you may need to be in therapy. Anxiety or depression can develop as a response to unresolved grief or trauma. Life transitions such as graduation, marriage, becoming a parent, changing professions, buying a house, or retirement invoke anxiety. Childhood trauma, abusive relationships with partners or parents can lead to depression. I will help you work through problems, or when struggling with life transitions. I help you find solutions to your dilemmas allowing you to move forward with your life.
Sometimes, starting therapy for the first time, or re-engaging in therapy can feel daunting. Often unsure of what to expect or how long you may need to be in therapy. Anxiety or depression can develop as a response to unresolved grief or trauma. Life transitions such as graduation, marriage, becoming a parent, changing professions, buying a house, or retirement invoke anxiety. Childhood trauma, abusive relationships with partners or parents can lead to depression. I will help you work through problems, or when struggling with life transitions. I help you find solutions to your dilemmas allowing you to move forward with your life.
(910) 565-9030 View (910) 565-9030

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Number of Therapists in New Hanover County, NC

600+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in New Hanover County, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
74% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in New Hanover County, NC see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New Hanover County?

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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.