Therapists in Person County, NC

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Photo of Monica L Whitlock, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Person County, NC
Monica L Whitlock
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Roxboro, NC 27574  (Online Only)
Welcome! I strive to embrace, empower, and uplift clients on their journey into all avenues of wellness. I have over 13 years of experience working with children on up until adults. Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, life changes, self esteem, anger management, grief, stress, relationship issues. These are specialty areas that I thrive in and I could be the right fit for you!
Welcome! I strive to embrace, empower, and uplift clients on their journey into all avenues of wellness. I have over 13 years of experience working with children on up until adults. Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, life changes, self esteem, anger management, grief, stress, relationship issues. These are specialty areas that I thrive in and I could be the right fit for you!
(336) 490-9160 View (336) 490-9160
Photo of Brinn Clayton, Marriage & Family Therapist in Person County, NC
Brinn Clayton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Roxboro, NC 27573
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I spent 30 years in the community newspaper industry with the community newspaper in Roxboro, North Carolina. I graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with an MA in Christian Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling. I desire to assist clients between the ages of 12 and 99 and all backgrounds in improving their mental and relational health. I see clients in Durham, North Carolina, at the offices of Potter Counseling and Consulting on Mondays. Tuesdays through Fridays, at my Roxboro location. I am not currently taking face-to-face clients at the Durham location.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I spent 30 years in the community newspaper industry with the community newspaper in Roxboro, North Carolina. I graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with an MA in Christian Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling. I desire to assist clients between the ages of 12 and 99 and all backgrounds in improving their mental and relational health. I see clients in Durham, North Carolina, at the offices of Potter Counseling and Consulting on Mondays. Tuesdays through Fridays, at my Roxboro location. I am not currently taking face-to-face clients at the Durham location.
(919) 568-5232 View (919) 568-5232
Photo of Karen Landis, LCSW, PLLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Person County, NC
Karen Landis, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Roxboro, NC 27574
Hello, my name is Karen Landis and I am a clinical social worker. I have a private practice in Durham, NC. I have 25 years of experience of working with families and children. I have 12 years of experience working with individual adults. I treat clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, school-related issues, grief and loss, parent-child relational issues and more. I have also worked with some children on the higher-functioning end of the Autistic Spectrum.
Hello, my name is Karen Landis and I am a clinical social worker. I have a private practice in Durham, NC. I have 25 years of experience of working with families and children. I have 12 years of experience working with individual adults. I treat clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Adjustment Disorders, school-related issues, grief and loss, parent-child relational issues and more. I have also worked with some children on the higher-functioning end of the Autistic Spectrum.
(919) 351-8357 View (919) 351-8357
Photo of Jennifer Lynn Hambright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Person County, NC
Jennifer Lynn Hambright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Roxboro, NC 27574  (Online Only)
Everyone has needs, if we didn't we would not be human. Your individuality is what makes you who you are. Are you lost, unsure, anxious, nervous, sad, down, unmotivated, pissed off, angry, having your emotions going every which way, racing thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks, ect. What is your goal and how are you going to reach it? Let's work together from the Shadows to your Life.
Everyone has needs, if we didn't we would not be human. Your individuality is what makes you who you are. Are you lost, unsure, anxious, nervous, sad, down, unmotivated, pissed off, angry, having your emotions going every which way, racing thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks, ect. What is your goal and how are you going to reach it? Let's work together from the Shadows to your Life.
(334) 605-9079 View (334) 605-9079
Photo of Elyse Tavary, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Person County, NC
Elyse Tavary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Roxboro, NC 27573
I genuinely believe that no matter who we are or what background we come from, we all need a little extra support from time to time. I am here to do just that. I would love to co-create a space of empowerment, safety, and healing with you, your children and/or your family. My therapeutic approach is one of empathy, gentleness, free of shame or judgment, and based in finding joy in life. I work from a variety of modalities including arts-based, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, strengths-based, and person centered.
I genuinely believe that no matter who we are or what background we come from, we all need a little extra support from time to time. I am here to do just that. I would love to co-create a space of empowerment, safety, and healing with you, your children and/or your family. My therapeutic approach is one of empathy, gentleness, free of shame or judgment, and based in finding joy in life. I work from a variety of modalities including arts-based, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, strengths-based, and person centered.
(919) 729-6037 View (919) 729-6037

Online Therapists

Photo of Dr. Ellis Ray Butler, Counselor in Person County, NC
Dr. Ellis Ray Butler
Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, LCASA, TF-CBT
Verified Verified
Salisbury, NC 28144
I counsel an array of emotional and behavioral aspects including ADHD/ADD, depression, personality disorders autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, anger management, juvenile crime prevention, men's issues, spirituality conflicts marriage therapy and substance abuse. I believe that people can change and grow throughout their lifespan identifying life challenges and making positive cognitive choices. Counseling can facilitate self-understanding as well as understanding of others. My clients range from adults and older adolescents dealing with individual life challenges, to couples dealing with relationship issues.
I counsel an array of emotional and behavioral aspects including ADHD/ADD, depression, personality disorders autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, anger management, juvenile crime prevention, men's issues, spirituality conflicts marriage therapy and substance abuse. I believe that people can change and grow throughout their lifespan identifying life challenges and making positive cognitive choices. Counseling can facilitate self-understanding as well as understanding of others. My clients range from adults and older adolescents dealing with individual life challenges, to couples dealing with relationship issues.
(704) 272-2735 View (704) 272-2735
Photo of Miranda Wenhold, Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Person County, NC
Miranda Wenhold
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Feeling stuck or uncertain about your purpose can lead you into a cycle of unhappiness & stagnation that feels impossible to break. While life is complex, you can learn to use this complexity to enhance your life instead of feeling trapped or overwhelmed by it. Together, we will understand any unhealthy patterns or cycles you're currently in; identify reasons you're feeling trapped or unmotivated both internally & in your relationships; & explore what changes are necessary to bring meaning & fulfillment into your life.
Feeling stuck or uncertain about your purpose can lead you into a cycle of unhappiness & stagnation that feels impossible to break. While life is complex, you can learn to use this complexity to enhance your life instead of feeling trapped or overwhelmed by it. Together, we will understand any unhealthy patterns or cycles you're currently in; identify reasons you're feeling trapped or unmotivated both internally & in your relationships; & explore what changes are necessary to bring meaning & fulfillment into your life.
(984) 833-2117 View (984) 833-2117
Photo of Matt Whitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Person County, NC
Matt Whitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27707
Waitlist for new clients
I welcome and work with adults from all backgrounds and stages of life. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, engaged in anti-racist work, and approach my clients with empathy, nonjudgement, and respect for their strengths. As a former professor who left academia, I value supporting clients through big decisions, school or career stress, and life transitions. I view mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, burnout, and trauma as responses to individual, social, and environmental factors, rather than 'personal' issues. Consequently, I help clients make changes in their own habits, their relationships, and their wider contexts.
I welcome and work with adults from all backgrounds and stages of life. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, engaged in anti-racist work, and approach my clients with empathy, nonjudgement, and respect for their strengths. As a former professor who left academia, I value supporting clients through big decisions, school or career stress, and life transitions. I view mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, burnout, and trauma as responses to individual, social, and environmental factors, rather than 'personal' issues. Consequently, I help clients make changes in their own habits, their relationships, and their wider contexts.
(919) 635-1724 View (919) 635-1724
Photo of Dr. Mandy F Mitchell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Person County, NC
Dr. Mandy F Mitchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LISW-CP, CGT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27610
Are you tired of fighting? Do you feel more like roommates than life partners? Do you feel as if you go round and round about the same issues with no resolve? I can help. As a Certified Gottman Therapist and Clinician for more than 10 years, I can teach you the skills needed to stop those conflicts in their tracks. Imagine your spouse as your best friend and confidante, deeply connected. Let's get started.
Are you tired of fighting? Do you feel more like roommates than life partners? Do you feel as if you go round and round about the same issues with no resolve? I can help. As a Certified Gottman Therapist and Clinician for more than 10 years, I can teach you the skills needed to stop those conflicts in their tracks. Imagine your spouse as your best friend and confidante, deeply connected. Let's get started.
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Photo of Rachel Jones, Counselor in Person County, NC
Rachel Jones
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
High Point, NC 27265
Rachel Jones focuses on work with the emerging adulthood population. She specializes in areas related to anxiety and life transitions including; balancing school/work/life, adjusting to living alone or moving to college, developing a sense of self, and future planning/goal setting. Rachel successfully helps her clients grow as they learn how to "adult" in a way that feels authentic to them.
Rachel Jones focuses on work with the emerging adulthood population. She specializes in areas related to anxiety and life transitions including; balancing school/work/life, adjusting to living alone or moving to college, developing a sense of self, and future planning/goal setting. Rachel successfully helps her clients grow as they learn how to "adult" in a way that feels authentic to them.
(336) 864-2945 View (336) 864-2945
Photo of Lindsay Seguin, Pre-Licensed Professional in Person County, NC
Lindsay Seguin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, Intern
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
Feeling weighed down by relational difficulties, low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety? As a therapist, I intimately understand these struggles and the cultural stigmas attached to them. It's time to lighten that load. I provide a safe space where you can explore your experiences and embark on your journey towards healing. Each person's path is unique, so I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs.
Feeling weighed down by relational difficulties, low self-esteem, depression, or anxiety? As a therapist, I intimately understand these struggles and the cultural stigmas attached to them. It's time to lighten that load. I provide a safe space where you can explore your experiences and embark on your journey towards healing. Each person's path is unique, so I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs.
(470) 570-1300 View (470) 570-1300
Photo of Patricia Bagwell, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Person County, NC
Patricia Bagwell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greensboro, NC 27410
I am passionate about creating a safe and positive counseling partnership with clients. Life can be a journey full of change, unexpected challenges, and setbacks. My aim is to help clients learn how to manage life stressors in healthy ways. I empower clients in creating counseling goals that align with their personal needs and values. We can work together to help you discover increased self-compassion, ways to honor your needs, and skills to manage your emotions without feeling overwhelmed by them. I believe counseling can provide newfound hope, freedom from negative thoughts, and emotional healing.
I am passionate about creating a safe and positive counseling partnership with clients. Life can be a journey full of change, unexpected challenges, and setbacks. My aim is to help clients learn how to manage life stressors in healthy ways. I empower clients in creating counseling goals that align with their personal needs and values. We can work together to help you discover increased self-compassion, ways to honor your needs, and skills to manage your emotions without feeling overwhelmed by them. I believe counseling can provide newfound hope, freedom from negative thoughts, and emotional healing.
(336) 739-4241 View (336) 739-4241
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House of Hope of NC
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Clayton, NC 27520
House of Hope of North Carolina is a Christian Non-Profit Organization that offers various counseling services, such as individual, couples, family, and group therapy. House of Hope has therapists who can work with all ages, genders, and backgrounds. In addition, we offer a Christian therapeutic residential program for teenage girls 12-17, with a strong emphasis on parent involvement, that offers support to individuals and families who need a higher level of care. We also provide a free Christian group for teens and their caregivers who have experienced sexual trauma.
House of Hope of North Carolina is a Christian Non-Profit Organization that offers various counseling services, such as individual, couples, family, and group therapy. House of Hope has therapists who can work with all ages, genders, and backgrounds. In addition, we offer a Christian therapeutic residential program for teenage girls 12-17, with a strong emphasis on parent involvement, that offers support to individuals and families who need a higher level of care. We also provide a free Christian group for teens and their caregivers who have experienced sexual trauma.
(919) 899-4803 View (919) 899-4803
Photo of Bethany Ramos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Person County, NC
Bethany Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CDP
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
In today's fast-paced world, finding a therapist who not only understands your needs but also offers tailored approaches is essential. My commitment lies in providing personalized sessions, acknowledging that every individual's journey is unique, and one-size-fits-all solutions simply don't suffice. Whether you're navigating trauma, anxiety, stress, or seeking personal growth, I'm here to offer a safe space and effective strategies tailored to your specific needs
In today's fast-paced world, finding a therapist who not only understands your needs but also offers tailored approaches is essential. My commitment lies in providing personalized sessions, acknowledging that every individual's journey is unique, and one-size-fits-all solutions simply don't suffice. Whether you're navigating trauma, anxiety, stress, or seeking personal growth, I'm here to offer a safe space and effective strategies tailored to your specific needs
(704) 326-7558 View (704) 326-7558
Photo of Claudia Ballenger Melton, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Person County, NC
Claudia Ballenger Melton
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, EdS, LCMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Archdale, NC 27263
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) and a registered play therapist (RPT). While I still work with children and adolescents, I have also expanded my practice to work with more adults. I believe the foundation of counseling is building a trusting relationship with my clients and making them feel at ease. I approach therapy as an interactive process and I enjoy working collaboratively with clients and utilizing methods that best fit each individual's needs.
I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) and a registered play therapist (RPT). While I still work with children and adolescents, I have also expanded my practice to work with more adults. I believe the foundation of counseling is building a trusting relationship with my clients and making them feel at ease. I approach therapy as an interactive process and I enjoy working collaboratively with clients and utilizing methods that best fit each individual's needs.
(336) 568-8280 View (336) 568-8280
Photo of Itala Marcella Azzarelli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Person County, NC
Itala Marcella Azzarelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27713
Adaptation, growth, and healing can happen within the right therapeutic alliance. For some of us, pursuing therapy is just acknowledging that we are capable of more joy and more ease on this human journey. I have worked with a wide range of presenting concerns, ages, and abilities. I take pride in my creativity with customizing therapy tools to fit clients who learn best in less traditional ways.
Adaptation, growth, and healing can happen within the right therapeutic alliance. For some of us, pursuing therapy is just acknowledging that we are capable of more joy and more ease on this human journey. I have worked with a wide range of presenting concerns, ages, and abilities. I take pride in my creativity with customizing therapy tools to fit clients who learn best in less traditional ways.
(919) 726-3730 View (919) 726-3730
Photo of Kristin Doyle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Person County, NC
Kristin Doyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, NC 27701
My name is Kristin Doyle (she/her) & I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) working as an outpatient therapist at Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Simmons University & my Master of Social Work (MSW) from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. As a queer person of color, I am deeply committed to creating spaces that are LGBTQIA+ affirming & anti-racist. I know how important these spaces are, & how difficult they can be to access. I provide individual psychotherapy to adults and have six years of clinical experience.
My name is Kristin Doyle (she/her) & I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) working as an outpatient therapist at Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Simmons University & my Master of Social Work (MSW) from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work. As a queer person of color, I am deeply committed to creating spaces that are LGBTQIA+ affirming & anti-racist. I know how important these spaces are, & how difficult they can be to access. I provide individual psychotherapy to adults and have six years of clinical experience.
(919) 634-6586 View (919) 634-6586
Photo of Brooke James, Marriage & Family Therapist in Person County, NC
Brooke James
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCAS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
Stress often shows up when we are out of alignment with our values. Through therapy, I help clients re-align with their values. In my work, I utilize value exploration, boundary setting, and acceptance. My goal is to advocate for increased quality of life, managed mental health, and increase healthy relationships. I tend to be a more direct and structured therapist. If this sounds like a fit, reach out to talk further.
Stress often shows up when we are out of alignment with our values. Through therapy, I help clients re-align with their values. In my work, I utilize value exploration, boundary setting, and acceptance. My goal is to advocate for increased quality of life, managed mental health, and increase healthy relationships. I tend to be a more direct and structured therapist. If this sounds like a fit, reach out to talk further.
(984) 213-5791 View (984) 213-5791
Photo of Ashton Hicks, Licensed Professional Counselor in Person County, NC
Ashton Hicks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Greensboro, NC 27408
My goal as a counselor is to support individuals as they discover their purpose, learn how to solve their own problems, and build lasting relationships. Through our counseling relationship, we will identify avenues to overcome obstacles in your life or your child's life. We will learn how to communicate your needs, feelings, and thoughts to those around you in a healthy way. I provide a safe and nurturing environment to freely share and explore past and current thoughts. As a therapist with years of experience working with children, I understand the importance of assisting parents and children to navigate life transitions.
My goal as a counselor is to support individuals as they discover their purpose, learn how to solve their own problems, and build lasting relationships. Through our counseling relationship, we will identify avenues to overcome obstacles in your life or your child's life. We will learn how to communicate your needs, feelings, and thoughts to those around you in a healthy way. I provide a safe and nurturing environment to freely share and explore past and current thoughts. As a therapist with years of experience working with children, I understand the importance of assisting parents and children to navigate life transitions.
(336) 361-1268 View (336) 361-1268
Photo of Suzanne F Bates, Psychologist in Person County, NC
Suzanne F Bates
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to enhance learning about behavior, emotions, relationships, and oneself. My goal is to work through the difficulties you are experiencing now while we also build your resiliency to prevent or minimize future difficulties. I ask clients to devote time in between sessions to our work: to increase how accurately we understand your concerns and to take the therapeutic work into your everyday life. Treatment effectiveness relies heavily on the match between therapist and client. If it is not a positive match with me, I assist clients in finding your best match.
Psychotherapy is an opportunity to enhance learning about behavior, emotions, relationships, and oneself. My goal is to work through the difficulties you are experiencing now while we also build your resiliency to prevent or minimize future difficulties. I ask clients to devote time in between sessions to our work: to increase how accurately we understand your concerns and to take the therapeutic work into your everyday life. Treatment effectiveness relies heavily on the match between therapist and client. If it is not a positive match with me, I assist clients in finding your best match.
(919) 429-7291 View (919) 429-7291

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Number of Therapists in Person County, NC

< 10

Therapists in Person County, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% School Issues
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
80% Anger Management
80% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Cigna and Evernorth
40% Aetna

How Therapists in Person County, NC see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Person 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.