Therapists in Saint James, NC

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Southport Counseling Services, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint James, NC 28461
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that all people have strengths, and that no matter what they are struggling with, their strengths need to be used to find their solutions. Most people can find their own solutions, and may just need a trained professional in order to guide them towards options. It can be difficult to ask for help with personal issues, but it is also a sign of strength and can lead to positive changes.
I believe that all people have strengths, and that no matter what they are struggling with, their strengths need to be used to find their solutions. Most people can find their own solutions, and may just need a trained professional in order to guide them towards options. It can be difficult to ask for help with personal issues, but it is also a sign of strength and can lead to positive changes.
(910) 854-0371 View (910) 854-0371
Photo of Elisa M. Thomas MA LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Saint James, NC
Elisa M. Thomas MA LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saint James, NC 28461
You know it's possible to have an intimate and very satisfying relationship but perhaps you just don't know how to get there. You've tried in the past and most likely have a history of relationships that, shall we say, were less than optimal. You're wondering what role you play in either making them work or fail and going forward you're committed not to repeat what you know doesn't work. I understand. Sometimes you've even felt a little crazy in conversations with your partner and have been made to feel guilty for wanting more. I know. Here's the truth. You're not crazy for wanting more. Let's learn what works to make it happen!
You know it's possible to have an intimate and very satisfying relationship but perhaps you just don't know how to get there. You've tried in the past and most likely have a history of relationships that, shall we say, were less than optimal. You're wondering what role you play in either making them work or fail and going forward you're committed not to repeat what you know doesn't work. I understand. Sometimes you've even felt a little crazy in conversations with your partner and have been made to feel guilty for wanting more. I know. Here's the truth. You're not crazy for wanting more. Let's learn what works to make it happen!
(844) 553-2158 View (844) 553-2158

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Lynn Ingram
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, HSP-PA, BCBS
Verified Verified
Oak Island, NC 28465  (Online Only)
I believe that every human being has the potential to live a healthy, satisfying, and abundant life, aligned with his or her values. My intention is to create a safe, secure, and comfortable atmosphere where I will develop with you, my client, a warm, trusting, cooperative, and mutually respectful relationship. Then, within the context of that relationship, we will explore the pressures/conflicts you are experiencing; what you have learned, during your lifetime, about how to respond to life events; how your particular personality figures into your current concerns; how you feel about your current concerns; and how you express those feelings.
I believe that every human being has the potential to live a healthy, satisfying, and abundant life, aligned with his or her values. My intention is to create a safe, secure, and comfortable atmosphere where I will develop with you, my client, a warm, trusting, cooperative, and mutually respectful relationship. Then, within the context of that relationship, we will explore the pressures/conflicts you are experiencing; what you have learned, during your lifetime, about how to respond to life events; how your particular personality figures into your current concerns; how you feel about your current concerns; and how you express those feelings.
(910) 672-8732 View (910) 672-8732
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Cara Glaze
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southport, NC 28461
Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Southport, NC. I have 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and couples counseling settings. I currently work with adults only - individuals and couples - and am honored to help them grow in their lives and relationships.
Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Southport, NC. I have 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and couples counseling settings. I currently work with adults only - individuals and couples - and am honored to help them grow in their lives and relationships.
(910) 597-1955 View (910) 597-1955
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Alice Canup, LCSW, Certified Coach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bolivia, NC 28422
Most therapy clients want relief from distress. Using 30 plus years of experience, I offer prompt assessment and intervention. My focus is on where you wish to go rather than your history. My clients may want to reach a goal, overcome a problem or be effective with relationship issues. They may be feeling lost or simply stuck and need help moving forward. Their distress may involve depression, anxiety, trauma or grief. My work shifts the attention from what is wrong with you to greater attention on your strengths, resources, goals and hopes. It is collaborative and optimistic. Our work together begins in the first session.
Most therapy clients want relief from distress. Using 30 plus years of experience, I offer prompt assessment and intervention. My focus is on where you wish to go rather than your history. My clients may want to reach a goal, overcome a problem or be effective with relationship issues. They may be feeling lost or simply stuck and need help moving forward. Their distress may involve depression, anxiety, trauma or grief. My work shifts the attention from what is wrong with you to greater attention on your strengths, resources, goals and hopes. It is collaborative and optimistic. Our work together begins in the first session.
(910) 519-1961 View (910) 519-1961
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Wilmington Mental Health
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, LCSW, NPMHNP, FNP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Wilmington Mental Health (WMH) provides evidence-based and person-centered treatment to residents of Southeastern North Carolina. Our mission is to offer accessible universal mental health treatment so that everyone in our community has access to the services they need, when and where they need them. WMH integrates multiple therapeutic techniques to create optimal patient experience. WMH understands that life presents difficulties that can reduce the quality of life and happiness of those in our community. These challenges can be detrimental if left on unresolved. Hence, it is critical that access to mental health care exist when individuals need it most. WMH has developed a platform that provides therapeutic support for teenagers, college students, adults, couples, and families. Our compassionate counselors are ready to meet with you to help you resolve challenges and move forward in your life. Get on the road to recovery with Wilmington Mental Health Today! Book a confidential consultation, call 910-777-5575 or email us at info@wmhwc.com.
Wilmington Mental Health (WMH) provides evidence-based and person-centered treatment to residents of Southeastern North Carolina. Our mission is to offer accessible universal mental health treatment so that everyone in our community has access to the services they need, when and where they need them. WMH integrates multiple therapeutic techniques to create optimal patient experience. WMH understands that life presents difficulties that can reduce the quality of life and happiness of those in our community. These challenges can be detrimental if left on unresolved. Hence, it is critical that access to mental health care exist when individuals need it most. WMH has developed a platform that provides therapeutic support for teenagers, college students, adults, couples, and families. Our compassionate counselors are ready to meet with you to help you resolve challenges and move forward in your life. Get on the road to recovery with Wilmington Mental Health Today! Book a confidential consultation, call 910-777-5575 or email us at info@wmhwc.com.
(910) 909-4408 View (910) 909-4408
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Lauren Stephenson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carolina Beach, NC 28428  (Online Only)
We all experience difficult times in our lives where we could use extra support from a nonbiased party. Every day life can become stressful and hard to manage. Working together to develop healthier ways to navigate the world it can lead to better relationships with ourselves and those around us. I would like to assist you with living the life that you truly want to live.
We all experience difficult times in our lives where we could use extra support from a nonbiased party. Every day life can become stressful and hard to manage. Working together to develop healthier ways to navigate the world it can lead to better relationships with ourselves and those around us. I would like to assist you with living the life that you truly want to live.
(910) 386-0987 View (910) 386-0987
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Eric Knee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bolivia, NC 28422  (Online Only)
Imagine beginning every day feeling energized, confident and ready to take on whatever comes your way. You might feel better about your progress with life goals, be able create meaningful and close relationships, maintain healthier habits, and have a regular sense of pride and accomplishment. You know you have so much potential, but may not know exactly how to reach it. Be proud of yourself for taking this first step to creating positive changes in your life.
Imagine beginning every day feeling energized, confident and ready to take on whatever comes your way. You might feel better about your progress with life goals, be able create meaningful and close relationships, maintain healthier habits, and have a regular sense of pride and accomplishment. You know you have so much potential, but may not know exactly how to reach it. Be proud of yourself for taking this first step to creating positive changes in your life.
(910) 838-6532 View (910) 838-6532
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Mindful Expressions Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southport, NC 28461
New Office Location: 8128 River Road Southport, NC 28461 Welcome to my page! My passion is working with seniors 55 and older and adolescents 6-17 who are facing life challenges.
New Office Location: 8128 River Road Southport, NC 28461 Welcome to my page! My passion is working with seniors 55 and older and adolescents 6-17 who are facing life challenges.
(910) 367-5036 View (910) 367-5036
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Daryl D Gorden
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC , LCAS
Verified Verified
Oak Island, NC 28465
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Clinician and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. My approach to counseling is that our thoughts and beliefs impact our feelings and behaviors in a variety of settings. We make choices in our lives and are accountable for our own actions. There are often alternative choices that can b e explored and help us to succeed in reaching our personal goals. My approach is Person Centered, in which it is acknowledged that you are an expert in your own life placing an emphasis on personal self-awareness.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Clinician and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. My approach to counseling is that our thoughts and beliefs impact our feelings and behaviors in a variety of settings. We make choices in our lives and are accountable for our own actions. There are often alternative choices that can b e explored and help us to succeed in reaching our personal goals. My approach is Person Centered, in which it is acknowledged that you are an expert in your own life placing an emphasis on personal self-awareness.
(910) 629-4043 View (910) 629-4043
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Jennifer A. Lilly
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southport, NC 28461
I believe in being a safe place for clients, offering encouragement, a listening ear and a different perspective. My view is one of no judgment. I offer peace, caring, warmth, empathy, and understanding. My mission is to help my clients find further freedom, clarity and direction. I am motivated by the passion to help people discover more about their identities and fulfill their ultimate purposes. I believe in the holistic approach of mind, body, and spirit.
I believe in being a safe place for clients, offering encouragement, a listening ear and a different perspective. My view is one of no judgment. I offer peace, caring, warmth, empathy, and understanding. My mission is to help my clients find further freedom, clarity and direction. I am motivated by the passion to help people discover more about their identities and fulfill their ultimate purposes. I believe in the holistic approach of mind, body, and spirit.
(910) 294-3718 View (910) 294-3718
Photo of Christina Bronte, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Saint James, NC
Christina Bronte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oak Island, NC 28465
Any number of things can happen to throw us off track. Maybe you feel stuck because difficult things have happened in your life, you have experienced a loss or are going through a significant transition. Perhaps fears or anxieties overwhelm you. Or you are struggling in your relationship with your partner, longing to get back to feeling close again. Living like this is hard. With 20+ years experience, I am highly trained in many treatment modalities to help you cultivate what is best within yourself to enhance your experiences with love, friendships, work and play, no matter the age.
Any number of things can happen to throw us off track. Maybe you feel stuck because difficult things have happened in your life, you have experienced a loss or are going through a significant transition. Perhaps fears or anxieties overwhelm you. Or you are struggling in your relationship with your partner, longing to get back to feeling close again. Living like this is hard. With 20+ years experience, I am highly trained in many treatment modalities to help you cultivate what is best within yourself to enhance your experiences with love, friendships, work and play, no matter the age.
(704) 946-6546 View (704) 946-6546
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Eddie Jackson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 20 years experience working with child, adolescent, teen, adult, and family mental health in the Wilmington area. I am the co-founder of Learning Perspectives, Inc. and have worked as a private/school therapist for many years. My strength based approach focuses on self awareness, solutions, and relationship building. Through our relationship you will gain new perspectives on life's challenges and learn new ways to view and cope with these challenges.
I have over 20 years experience working with child, adolescent, teen, adult, and family mental health in the Wilmington area. I am the co-founder of Learning Perspectives, Inc. and have worked as a private/school therapist for many years. My strength based approach focuses on self awareness, solutions, and relationship building. Through our relationship you will gain new perspectives on life's challenges and learn new ways to view and cope with these challenges.
(910) 909-4649 View (910) 909-4649
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Dr. Anne Marie Rakip
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, EdD, LMFT, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southport, NC 28461
Growth, change and healing are difficult. To heal, we must know ourselves and how we make meaning of events and situations. Ancestral psychotherapy may provide a gateway to find one's fit in the world. Through courage and bravery we may begin to understand our own life story. The journey through life has many mountains and valleys but I will walk with you as you try to make sense of your place in the world. Compassion and conversation will reveal some goals to work towards to help you or your family feel whole. I work with both individuals and families to grow, change and heal.
Growth, change and healing are difficult. To heal, we must know ourselves and how we make meaning of events and situations. Ancestral psychotherapy may provide a gateway to find one's fit in the world. Through courage and bravery we may begin to understand our own life story. The journey through life has many mountains and valleys but I will walk with you as you try to make sense of your place in the world. Compassion and conversation will reveal some goals to work towards to help you or your family feel whole. I work with both individuals and families to grow, change and heal.
(910) 537-5113 View (910) 537-5113
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Michelle Rowan
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Southport, NC 28461  (Online Only)
Welcome! Mental health is my passion. If you're constantly feeling exhausted, stuck, overwhelmed, unheard, and misunderstood - you've come to the right place. My hope is to give folks a place to safely explore and connect with their authentic self. In sessions I like to engage folks in mindfulness and body-oriented/somatic techniques. I am EMDR trained and enjoy utilizing this tool to help clients move forward with healing. I am empathetic and direct, while helping clients find healing and new ways of coping.
Welcome! Mental health is my passion. If you're constantly feeling exhausted, stuck, overwhelmed, unheard, and misunderstood - you've come to the right place. My hope is to give folks a place to safely explore and connect with their authentic self. In sessions I like to engage folks in mindfulness and body-oriented/somatic techniques. I am EMDR trained and enjoy utilizing this tool to help clients move forward with healing. I am empathetic and direct, while helping clients find healing and new ways of coping.
(910) 586-3446 View (910) 586-3446
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Resolve Counseling, PLLC
MS, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Carolina Beach, NC 28428  (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
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Mary-Eileen Hahn
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Southport, NC 28461
Your story is unique. Inviting someone to know, share and explore your story in order to illuminate truths both wonderful and difficult is the courageous work of therapy. My goal is encouragement, growth and freedom for you. Returning you to a healthy balance in thinking, feeling, behaving and relating will be the focus of our work. I welcome individuals struggling with life transition issues, anxiety and depression, emotion regulation difficulties, work/life satisfaction challenges and relational issues. Marriage/couples work is welcomed.
Your story is unique. Inviting someone to know, share and explore your story in order to illuminate truths both wonderful and difficult is the courageous work of therapy. My goal is encouragement, growth and freedom for you. Returning you to a healthy balance in thinking, feeling, behaving and relating will be the focus of our work. I welcome individuals struggling with life transition issues, anxiety and depression, emotion regulation difficulties, work/life satisfaction challenges and relational issues. Marriage/couples work is welcomed.
(910) 251-7789 View (910) 251-7789
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Paige Goldbach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolivia, NC 28422
From a very early age, Paige has been particularly passionate about working with both children, adolescents, and young adults to help promote early interventions and practices for positive mental and behavioral wellness. Paige intends to help these individuals through a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+ challenges, OCD, eating disorders, stress management, life changes, and adjustment issues, grief and loss, intellectual and developmental disabilities, effective communication, self-esteem, peer pressure, bullying, and more.
From a very early age, Paige has been particularly passionate about working with both children, adolescents, and young adults to help promote early interventions and practices for positive mental and behavioral wellness. Paige intends to help these individuals through a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+ challenges, OCD, eating disorders, stress management, life changes, and adjustment issues, grief and loss, intellectual and developmental disabilities, effective communication, self-esteem, peer pressure, bullying, and more.
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Elissa Both
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Southport, NC 28461  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, families, and individuals. I work with clients in N.C., N.J. and Oregon, who are experiencing anxiety, depression, school/work difficulties, ADHD, ASD, relationship issues, personality disorders, low self-esteem, life transitions, coping skills, and many other mental health concerns. I strongly believe that in order to be successful, it is important to build a trusting and welcoming environment for my clients. I put a great emphasis on meeting clients where they are and establishing that respectful, trusting relationship.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, families, and individuals. I work with clients in N.C., N.J. and Oregon, who are experiencing anxiety, depression, school/work difficulties, ADHD, ASD, relationship issues, personality disorders, low self-esteem, life transitions, coping skills, and many other mental health concerns. I strongly believe that in order to be successful, it is important to build a trusting and welcoming environment for my clients. I put a great emphasis on meeting clients where they are and establishing that respectful, trusting relationship.
(910) 294-5729 View (910) 294-5729
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Jillian N Tabak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Not accepting new clients
Life's challenges can at times feel too heavy to navigate alone. Therapy can be an incredible partnership that assists you in exploring and processing your experiences, realigning with your own values, learning new coping strategies, and cultivating a life that you are able to truly thrive in. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS). I'm passionate about assisting individuals in moving out of the trenches of life to find hope and healing.
Life's challenges can at times feel too heavy to navigate alone. Therapy can be an incredible partnership that assists you in exploring and processing your experiences, realigning with your own values, learning new coping strategies, and cultivating a life that you are able to truly thrive in. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS). I'm passionate about assisting individuals in moving out of the trenches of life to find hope and healing.
(910) 294-5867 View (910) 294-5867

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Number of Therapists in Saint James, NC

< 10

Therapists in Saint James, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
50% Relationship Issues
50% Anxiety
50% Life Coaching
50% Spirituality
50% Trauma and PTSD
50% Divorce

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Saint James, NC see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Saint James?

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.