Therapists in Stallings, NC

Photo of Ignacio Bidegain, Counselor in Stallings, NC
Ignacio Bidegain
Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104  (Online Only)
I am a bilingual (Spanish and English) clinical counselor providing multicultural care for clients above 14 y/o, all races, and backgrounds. Through our collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will explore how cognitions, behaviors, genetical tendencies, and socio-cultural influences have impacted your wellbeing. We will work together as a team to accomplish your mental health, wellness, education, and career goals, and most important, to help you reach the most fulfilled version of yourself.
I am a bilingual (Spanish and English) clinical counselor providing multicultural care for clients above 14 y/o, all races, and backgrounds. Through our collaborative therapeutic relationship, we will explore how cognitions, behaviors, genetical tendencies, and socio-cultural influences have impacted your wellbeing. We will work together as a team to accomplish your mental health, wellness, education, and career goals, and most important, to help you reach the most fulfilled version of yourself.
(980) 414-8556 View (980) 414-8556
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Rebecca Escalante
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stallings, NC 28104
​Are you feeling like something is off? Maybe feeling disconnected from yourself or others in your life? This can be a very difficult place to be that creates loneliness, isolation, and hopelessness. Luckily, you don’t have to travel this journey alone. I am here to assist you in taking charge of your life and use self determination to choose your future. I will be your fellow traveler on the path to happiness and joy, wherever that may take us. I specialize in substance abuse, codependency, trauma, depression/anxiety, relationships, mood disorders, as well as other life stressors. I enjoy working with clients of all ages.
​Are you feeling like something is off? Maybe feeling disconnected from yourself or others in your life? This can be a very difficult place to be that creates loneliness, isolation, and hopelessness. Luckily, you don’t have to travel this journey alone. I am here to assist you in taking charge of your life and use self determination to choose your future. I will be your fellow traveler on the path to happiness and joy, wherever that may take us. I specialize in substance abuse, codependency, trauma, depression/anxiety, relationships, mood disorders, as well as other life stressors. I enjoy working with clients of all ages.
(704) 781-1231 View (704) 781-1231
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Andrea Weaver
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
Andrea received her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Andrea has experience in outpatient therapy and inpatient substance abuse treatment. Andrea works with adolescents and adults. Andrea enjoys working with clients experiencing a wide variety of issues including anxiety, mood disorders, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, and trauma. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as her primary theoretical orientations to help clients work toward consistently living out their values no matter their life circumstances.
Andrea received her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Andrea has experience in outpatient therapy and inpatient substance abuse treatment. Andrea works with adolescents and adults. Andrea enjoys working with clients experiencing a wide variety of issues including anxiety, mood disorders, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, and trauma. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as her primary theoretical orientations to help clients work toward consistently living out their values no matter their life circumstances.
(704) 200-9335 View (704) 200-9335
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Abbey Vann
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified
2 Endorsed
Stallings, NC 28104
Do you ever find yourself saying "It is not supposed to be this way"? At times we have all felt lost in life, or found ourselves in a place we do not wish to be. Whether it be at the hands of trauma, loss of self-esteem, familial discord, or failed relationships, sometimes we all need some guidance getting back to our best version of ourselves.
Do you ever find yourself saying "It is not supposed to be this way"? At times we have all felt lost in life, or found ourselves in a place we do not wish to be. Whether it be at the hands of trauma, loss of self-esteem, familial discord, or failed relationships, sometimes we all need some guidance getting back to our best version of ourselves.
(704) 665-5963 View (704) 665-5963
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Alexandra Lagunas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
Alexandra Lagunas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. While attending graduate school, she worked with adolescents who had experienced trauma from sexual abuse. Postgraduate, Alexandra worked at a rape crisis center providing advocacy services and crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault of all ages. Alexandra has also worked at a private practice and healthcare setting providing therapeutic services for adolescents, adults, and seniors.
Alexandra Lagunas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2022. She has a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. While attending graduate school, she worked with adolescents who had experienced trauma from sexual abuse. Postgraduate, Alexandra worked at a rape crisis center providing advocacy services and crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault of all ages. Alexandra has also worked at a private practice and healthcare setting providing therapeutic services for adolescents, adults, and seniors.
(980) 485-4937 View (980) 485-4937
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Danyell Rozier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
Danyell Rozier is a License Clinical Social Worker Associate, who has been practicing clinical therapy since 2015. She graduated from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA with BSW and the University of North Carolina Charlotte in Charlotte, NC with MSW with a focus in individual and family integrative behavioral healthcare. Danyell strongly believes in adolescent and adult mental health, holistic family and community care, and cultural and diversity awareness in mental healthcare practices. Her main areas of focus include trauma-informed therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and compassion-focused therapy.
Danyell Rozier is a License Clinical Social Worker Associate, who has been practicing clinical therapy since 2015. She graduated from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA with BSW and the University of North Carolina Charlotte in Charlotte, NC with MSW with a focus in individual and family integrative behavioral healthcare. Danyell strongly believes in adolescent and adult mental health, holistic family and community care, and cultural and diversity awareness in mental healthcare practices. Her main areas of focus include trauma-informed therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and compassion-focused therapy.
(704) 271-5690 View (704) 271-5690
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Tiarra Oquendo-Way
LCSW Associate , LCSWA
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
Tiarra Oquendo-way is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2021. Tiarra can offer her clients a safe space to be their authentic selves without judgment, and the resources, tools, and clarity on how to become their best self. Tiarra is a foodie, so she loves to explore the city and find new places to eat. She also enjoys going to movies and concerts on her own. She loves to travel and spend time doing photography and interior decorating.
Tiarra Oquendo-way is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2021. Tiarra can offer her clients a safe space to be their authentic selves without judgment, and the resources, tools, and clarity on how to become their best self. Tiarra is a foodie, so she loves to explore the city and find new places to eat. She also enjoys going to movies and concerts on her own. She loves to travel and spend time doing photography and interior decorating.
(704) 850-6791 View (704) 850-6791
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Maris Williams
Counselor
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
Maris Williams is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate who earned her master's degree in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University. She has over 20 years of experience helping children, youth, and adults as a mentor and in leadership positions prior to becoming a counselor. Maris specializes in helping youth and adults with anxiety, depression, identity issues, life transitions, trauma, and grief. She believes the heart of counseling is welcoming and accepting people as they are, helping them reach their personal goals, and guiding them towards more peaceful, authentic, and joy-filled lives.
Maris Williams is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate who earned her master's degree in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University. She has over 20 years of experience helping children, youth, and adults as a mentor and in leadership positions prior to becoming a counselor. Maris specializes in helping youth and adults with anxiety, depression, identity issues, life transitions, trauma, and grief. She believes the heart of counseling is welcoming and accepting people as they are, helping them reach their personal goals, and guiding them towards more peaceful, authentic, and joy-filled lives.
(704) 255-4468 View (704) 255-4468
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Melissa Bryson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCMHCA
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
Melissa Bryson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montreat College. She specializes and enjoys in working with women, children, and adolescents in conjunction with marriage and family therapy where applicable. Additional areas served include adults, couples, and group therapy.
Melissa Bryson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montreat College. She specializes and enjoys in working with women, children, and adolescents in conjunction with marriage and family therapy where applicable. Additional areas served include adults, couples, and group therapy.
(704) 389-9884 View (704) 389-9884
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Jen Hundt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
Jen received her graduate degree from the University of Southern California where she obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work with an additional certificate in Military Social Work and Veterans Services. The focus of her degree program was adult mental health with a sub concentration in military and veteran populations as well as complex trauma.
Jen received her graduate degree from the University of Southern California where she obtained her Masters Degree in Social Work with an additional certificate in Military Social Work and Veterans Services. The focus of her degree program was adult mental health with a sub concentration in military and veteran populations as well as complex trauma.
(704) 275-0549 View (704) 275-0549
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Kelly Callahan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
Kelly Callahan, LCSW Kelly Callahan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2018. She received her MSW from Florida State University. Kelly believes that therapy should be approached from a holistic perspective, emphasizing all aspects of the individual and fostering the therapeutic relationship. She utilizes a combination of modalities with a primary focus on cognitive behavioral therapy to achieve these goals. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys painting, yoga, and spending time with her family.
Kelly Callahan, LCSW Kelly Callahan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2018. She received her MSW from Florida State University. Kelly believes that therapy should be approached from a holistic perspective, emphasizing all aspects of the individual and fostering the therapeutic relationship. She utilizes a combination of modalities with a primary focus on cognitive behavioral therapy to achieve these goals. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys painting, yoga, and spending time with her family.
(704) 313-1658 View (704) 313-1658
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Paige Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
Paige Shaw is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2019. She earned a BSW and MSW at The University of Kentucky. Paige can help a client by holding a space for them to come and share what has been on their mind, work through a specific challenge, help them learn how to regulate emotions, and/or improve communication. She offers different perspectives, coping skills, and a safe space to process. Paige meets the client where they are at with what they want to work on. This looks different for each age and individual, and she adapts to each client she is working with.
Paige Shaw is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2019. She earned a BSW and MSW at The University of Kentucky. Paige can help a client by holding a space for them to come and share what has been on their mind, work through a specific challenge, help them learn how to regulate emotions, and/or improve communication. She offers different perspectives, coping skills, and a safe space to process. Paige meets the client where they are at with what they want to work on. This looks different for each age and individual, and she adapts to each client she is working with.
(704) 610-0240 View (704) 610-0240
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Nakita Brisbon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMFTA
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
I am currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and I work with families, couples, and children through a systemic lens. My passion is to help individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as people working through obstacles that lie in the way of connecting with their full selves. I work with couples and families struggling with difficult relational issues including communication, conflict, infidelity, commitment, reconnecting, as well as processing through traumatic events, and couples in need of premarital counseling.
I am currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and I work with families, couples, and children through a systemic lens. My passion is to help individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as people working through obstacles that lie in the way of connecting with their full selves. I work with couples and families struggling with difficult relational issues including communication, conflict, infidelity, commitment, reconnecting, as well as processing through traumatic events, and couples in need of premarital counseling.
(704) 270-2535 View (704) 270-2535
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Christine Roberts-Elliott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104  (Online Only)
The prospect of starting counseling can be scary. The worries of what other people may think, the stigma of counseling, and the thought of "am I weak'. I have been in this field for over 20 years, in a variety of setting and I heard from many who shared their hesitation for reaching out. It takes courage to ask for help! I am here to guide you through counseling. I offer education, support, and evidence-based treatments to 'normalize' how you may feel because at moments you may feel alone. Through education on how the brain is functioning, CBT, Mindfulness, and EMDR, we work together to accomplish the goals that you set for yourself
The prospect of starting counseling can be scary. The worries of what other people may think, the stigma of counseling, and the thought of "am I weak'. I have been in this field for over 20 years, in a variety of setting and I heard from many who shared their hesitation for reaching out. It takes courage to ask for help! I am here to guide you through counseling. I offer education, support, and evidence-based treatments to 'normalize' how you may feel because at moments you may feel alone. Through education on how the brain is functioning, CBT, Mindfulness, and EMDR, we work together to accomplish the goals that you set for yourself
(704) 318-4357 View (704) 318-4357
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Jeremy W. Saunders
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, MA
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104  (Online Only)
I have a passion for working with clients from many diverse backgrounds. I grew up in a small town where mental health awareness was not always present and children, like myself, who were going through their own unique and individual challenges did not always have support or an outlet for expressing their emotions. I aim to work with clients who are searching for this same type of support environment and positive outcomes through making plans for their growth. This is in connection with using research-based mental/emotional health strategies to achieve goals and create authentic and personal changes in their lives.
I have a passion for working with clients from many diverse backgrounds. I grew up in a small town where mental health awareness was not always present and children, like myself, who were going through their own unique and individual challenges did not always have support or an outlet for expressing their emotions. I aim to work with clients who are searching for this same type of support environment and positive outcomes through making plans for their growth. This is in connection with using research-based mental/emotional health strategies to achieve goals and create authentic and personal changes in their lives.
(704) 946-5439 View (704) 946-5439
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Devon Quinn
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Stallings, NC 28104
Are you looking to strengthen and improve your relationships? I believe that the quality of our relationships directly impacts the quality of our lives. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients increase their awareness of themselves and their relationships while providing skills to help them improve areas of their life. Whether you are looking to learn coping skills, work on healthy communication, identify negative behavior patterns within yourself or a relationship, or just need a safe place and someone to talk to, I work with you to help you achieve your goals.
Are you looking to strengthen and improve your relationships? I believe that the quality of our relationships directly impacts the quality of our lives. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients increase their awareness of themselves and their relationships while providing skills to help them improve areas of their life. Whether you are looking to learn coping skills, work on healthy communication, identify negative behavior patterns within yourself or a relationship, or just need a safe place and someone to talk to, I work with you to help you achieve your goals.
(704) 742-2455 View (704) 742-2455
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Ta Jhaneya Hines
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Stallings, NC 28104
Ta’Jhaneya Hines is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSW-A) in the state of North Carolina. She has over 2 years of experience working in diverse settings within community mental health. She has experience with all age populations.
Ta’Jhaneya Hines is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSW-A) in the state of North Carolina. She has over 2 years of experience working in diverse settings within community mental health. She has experience with all age populations.
(919) 849-5077 View (919) 849-5077
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Celia Tatman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stallings, NC 28104  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself carrying the heavy weight of unresolved trauma, unsure of how to lighten the load? If so, painful past experiences cast shadows on your present life, and you may feel controlled by mood swings, anxiety, depression, or intrusive thoughts. If you're ready to untangle the complexities of your experiences, I'm here for you. Together, we can navigate the path to resolution. Common issues treated include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, trauma, OCD, and life transition. All sessions are virtual, providing you with an affordable, accessible counseling experience from the comfort of your own home.
Do you find yourself carrying the heavy weight of unresolved trauma, unsure of how to lighten the load? If so, painful past experiences cast shadows on your present life, and you may feel controlled by mood swings, anxiety, depression, or intrusive thoughts. If you're ready to untangle the complexities of your experiences, I'm here for you. Together, we can navigate the path to resolution. Common issues treated include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, trauma, OCD, and life transition. All sessions are virtual, providing you with an affordable, accessible counseling experience from the comfort of your own home.
(704) 815-6692 View (704) 815-6692

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Jim Cress
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28104
Waitlist for new clients
"We have more help than you have problems." I have been walking with people in their life stories for many years. My office is a shame-free, safe place for my clients to be vulnerable, open, and to take a deeper look at what is hindering them from being the best version of themselves. Counseling is an important investment of a person's time and money. I listen actively and work hard for my clients in their sessions to help them experience the life change and healing they are looking for. Most of my therapy work is done in 3 day Counseling Intensives for individuals and couples. My Intensive fee is $7500 for 3 days.
"We have more help than you have problems." I have been walking with people in their life stories for many years. My office is a shame-free, safe place for my clients to be vulnerable, open, and to take a deeper look at what is hindering them from being the best version of themselves. Counseling is an important investment of a person's time and money. I listen actively and work hard for my clients in their sessions to help them experience the life change and healing they are looking for. Most of my therapy work is done in 3 day Counseling Intensives for individuals and couples. My Intensive fee is $7500 for 3 days.
(704) 707-3959 View (704) 707-3959
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Kendall Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, CCTP
Verified
Indian Trail, NC 28079  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Heal. Live. Love. You can gain insight and heal from traumatic experiences. You can develop your skills of healthy coping. You can thrive, not just survive.
Heal. Live. Love. You can gain insight and heal from traumatic experiences. You can develop your skills of healthy coping. You can thrive, not just survive.
(980) 261-3785 View (980) 261-3785

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Number of Therapists in Stallings, NC

10+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Stallings, NC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
89% Trauma and PTSD
78% Life Transitions
72% Grief
72% Women's Issues
61% ADHD

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
94% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
88% Aetna

How Therapists in Stallings, NC see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Stallings?

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.