Therapists in Woodfin, NC

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Amber St. Germain
MA MFT
Woodfin, NC 28804
Sometimes you can have it all in life except what you want more than anything: your heart's deepest desires. For some of us that can look like not having the relationship you want, the marriage you want, not having the health you want, not being able to get pregnant or not being able to have the kind of fulfilling and rewarding work that you want no matter how hard you try. That's where I can help. When working hard and doing everything right isn't working it's time to play and make miracles happen and make it fun. Are you attracted to unavailable people? Are you in an unhappy relationship? Finally get the love you deserve.
Sometimes you can have it all in life except what you want more than anything: your heart's deepest desires. For some of us that can look like not having the relationship you want, the marriage you want, not having the health you want, not being able to get pregnant or not being able to have the kind of fulfilling and rewarding work that you want no matter how hard you try. That's where I can help. When working hard and doing everything right isn't working it's time to play and make miracles happen and make it fun. Are you attracted to unavailable people? Are you in an unhappy relationship? Finally get the love you deserve.
(828) 373-1727 View (828) 373-1727
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Donna L. Fone
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
Woodfin, NC 28804
I have worked with persons of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual and gender orientation experiencing a wide range of issues including life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, early attachment trauma, trauma both big and small, and more. My psychotherapy practice and life are informed by over thirty-five years of yoga practice and teaching. Donna utilizes all her skills in somatic psychology to assist individual adults, teens, children and couples. She believes in each person’s innate capacity towards healing.
I have worked with persons of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual and gender orientation experiencing a wide range of issues including life transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, early attachment trauma, trauma both big and small, and more. My psychotherapy practice and life are informed by over thirty-five years of yoga practice and teaching. Donna utilizes all her skills in somatic psychology to assist individual adults, teens, children and couples. She believes in each person’s innate capacity towards healing.
(828) 351-7329 View (828) 351-7329
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Megan Myers
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Woodfin, NC 28804  (Online Only)
You are looking to answer the following questions: Why am I feeling so unsettled or anxious? How can I support these anxious feelings day-to-day, while understanding the deeper need behind these feelings? What do I want my career to look like? How does my career fit in with my life? You're a big thinker (likely your strength and weakness) and you feel pressure to understand what you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.
You are looking to answer the following questions: Why am I feeling so unsettled or anxious? How can I support these anxious feelings day-to-day, while understanding the deeper need behind these feelings? What do I want my career to look like? How does my career fit in with my life? You're a big thinker (likely your strength and weakness) and you feel pressure to understand what you plan to do with your one wild and precious life.
(828) 202-8463 View (828) 202-8463
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Craig B McKinney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Woodfin, NC 28804
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**** I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years in the field with experience treating a wide range of psychological issues. I have experience working with people of all ages including college students . I enjoy helping those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma. Additionally, I have enjoyed working with people experiencing the more severe symptoms of mental health so that they may live a more stable and fulfilling life. I am located in Boone NC but can offer Telehealth services to those in need anywhere in North Carolina
***NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**** I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years in the field with experience treating a wide range of psychological issues. I have experience working with people of all ages including college students . I enjoy helping those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and trauma. Additionally, I have enjoyed working with people experiencing the more severe symptoms of mental health so that they may live a more stable and fulfilling life. I am located in Boone NC but can offer Telehealth services to those in need anywhere in North Carolina
(828) 268-3692 View (828) 268-3692
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Amber Kilkenny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Woodfin, NC 28804
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals understand their unique wiring with compassion and curiosity. The more understanding we have of ourselves, the greater freedom and joy we will have in life. The brain is such a beautiful piece of us and I am continuously amazed at how it protects us when we need it to. Much of the work I do is assisting you in helping your brain and body reduce defenses when we truly are safe. I believe that taking an honest, directive and nurturing approach is the key to successful treatment. The predominate therapeutic modalities I use are EMDR, CBT, IFS and TRE.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals understand their unique wiring with compassion and curiosity. The more understanding we have of ourselves, the greater freedom and joy we will have in life. The brain is such a beautiful piece of us and I am continuously amazed at how it protects us when we need it to. Much of the work I do is assisting you in helping your brain and body reduce defenses when we truly are safe. I believe that taking an honest, directive and nurturing approach is the key to successful treatment. The predominate therapeutic modalities I use are EMDR, CBT, IFS and TRE.
(828) 527-6129 View (828) 527-6129
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Kristin Carswell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodfin, NC 28804
Counseling works, simply put. That is why I am so passionate about the work I do. My intention is to help you build a bridge to understanding your struggles as part of the greater human experience, and to find a path to hope that includes the knowledge that none of us is damaged beyond repair. My style is warm, authentic, and direct. My goal is to help you build resilience around difficulties and transitions in your life and relationships.
Counseling works, simply put. That is why I am so passionate about the work I do. My intention is to help you build a bridge to understanding your struggles as part of the greater human experience, and to find a path to hope that includes the knowledge that none of us is damaged beyond repair. My style is warm, authentic, and direct. My goal is to help you build resilience around difficulties and transitions in your life and relationships.
(828) 333-5408 View (828) 333-5408
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Matthew Parkinson
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodfin, NC 28804  (Online Only)
I offer mindfulness-based therapy with specializations in men's issues, depression and anxiety management and personal growth. Through this work in therapy, you can be kinder to yourself, which will help you in relating to others. You will notice that you are able to be more present, more intentional, and have more confidence in approaching your goals.
I offer mindfulness-based therapy with specializations in men's issues, depression and anxiety management and personal growth. Through this work in therapy, you can be kinder to yourself, which will help you in relating to others. You will notice that you are able to be more present, more intentional, and have more confidence in approaching your goals.
(828) 357-4560 View (828) 357-4560
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Corey Costanzo
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LCAS, LMBT, SEP
Verified
Woodfin, NC 28804
Lets explore your life experience in a new and exciting way. I see suffering as an opportunity to break free from old patterns, habits, and ways of thinking that are not working for you anymore. It's a call from deep inside saying, "something needs to shift". This shift can come from exploring a relationship to a substance that you are using, and the pain, anxiety, depression, or a general sense of not loving your life that may come with it. Your unique journey is here right now, and experiencing it from a nonjudgmental perspective can be a vital ingredient to moving past whatever is holding you back from living your best life.
Lets explore your life experience in a new and exciting way. I see suffering as an opportunity to break free from old patterns, habits, and ways of thinking that are not working for you anymore. It's a call from deep inside saying, "something needs to shift". This shift can come from exploring a relationship to a substance that you are using, and the pain, anxiety, depression, or a general sense of not loving your life that may come with it. Your unique journey is here right now, and experiencing it from a nonjudgmental perspective can be a vital ingredient to moving past whatever is holding you back from living your best life.
(828) 970-1704 View (828) 970-1704
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Dr. Jey Hiott
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Woodfin, NC 28804
Not accepting new clients
Limited openings for 1) in-person couples and for 2) IFS consultation for level 1 trained therapists/practitioners, solo or group (sliding scale). I'm a Psychologist with over 40 years of experience. I work with individuals and couples. Having worked with all ages over the years, I currently focus on adults. I've had years of working with families of diverse needs, now I especially enjoy working with couples. I am able to help with severe concerns and love to work with people toward their own personal growth and spirituality.
Limited openings for 1) in-person couples and for 2) IFS consultation for level 1 trained therapists/practitioners, solo or group (sliding scale). I'm a Psychologist with over 40 years of experience. I work with individuals and couples. Having worked with all ages over the years, I currently focus on adults. I've had years of working with families of diverse needs, now I especially enjoy working with couples. I am able to help with severe concerns and love to work with people toward their own personal growth and spirituality.
(828) 515-1948 View (828) 515-1948
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Theo Saslow
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Woodfin, NC 28804
Life is full of many types of suffering, some of which can strike in the most unexpected of moments. Kurt Vonnegut wrote that "we are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is," and I pledge to work with my clients to shift our relationship with our own suffering. I want to both reduce one's inner problematic experiences and to create more distance and more balance with how they are experienced.
Life is full of many types of suffering, some of which can strike in the most unexpected of moments. Kurt Vonnegut wrote that "we are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is," and I pledge to work with my clients to shift our relationship with our own suffering. I want to both reduce one's inner problematic experiences and to create more distance and more balance with how they are experienced.
(828) 373-3780 View (828) 373-3780
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Megan Elizabeth Simpson
Counselor, LCMHC, BCN, QEEG-DL
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodfin, NC 28804
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and suffer from symptoms such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and sleeplessness. I combine the practice of counseling with neurofeedback, biofeedback and QEEG to inform, validate, and inspire clients to reach their full potential.
I specialize in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and suffer from symptoms such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and sleeplessness. I combine the practice of counseling with neurofeedback, biofeedback and QEEG to inform, validate, and inspire clients to reach their full potential.
(828) 713-0939 View (828) 713-0939
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Becky Singer
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Woodfin, NC 28804
You're asking yourself "why can't I stop thinking about my ex?" or "who the heck am I without my partner?" Or maybe you canNOT focus at work and get easily distracted and overwhelmed by most things. Perhaps you feel like you have lost control of your thoughts or emotions. You find yourself thinking about the breakup/how lonely you feel/how disorganized you are/that big decision you need to make...and you’re judging yourself for all of it. Sometimes you even judge your judgment, wondering how you’re ever going to break out of this cycle of acting out of your overwhelming emotions or spinning thoughts.
You're asking yourself "why can't I stop thinking about my ex?" or "who the heck am I without my partner?" Or maybe you canNOT focus at work and get easily distracted and overwhelmed by most things. Perhaps you feel like you have lost control of your thoughts or emotions. You find yourself thinking about the breakup/how lonely you feel/how disorganized you are/that big decision you need to make...and you’re judging yourself for all of it. Sometimes you even judge your judgment, wondering how you’re ever going to break out of this cycle of acting out of your overwhelming emotions or spinning thoughts.
(828) 929-1698 View (828) 929-1698
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Whitney Hibbitts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Woodfin, NC 28804
Do you have a traumatic past that you'd like to break free from? Perhaps you are finding it hard to forget about the trauma, or continue to be triggered by a past situation, such as abuse, medical trauma, or a traumatic birth? Even 'little t' traumas, such as divorce or infidelity can have long lasting effects. Or perhaps you have limiting beliefs about yourself that keep you stuck, such as 'I'm not good enough' or 'I have to be perfect'? If so, an EMDR Intensive could be a great fit for you. Many of my clients with these issues have felt relief after just one 4 hour session!
Do you have a traumatic past that you'd like to break free from? Perhaps you are finding it hard to forget about the trauma, or continue to be triggered by a past situation, such as abuse, medical trauma, or a traumatic birth? Even 'little t' traumas, such as divorce or infidelity can have long lasting effects. Or perhaps you have limiting beliefs about yourself that keep you stuck, such as 'I'm not good enough' or 'I have to be perfect'? If so, an EMDR Intensive could be a great fit for you. Many of my clients with these issues have felt relief after just one 4 hour session!
(828) 408-0418 View (828) 408-0418
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Aimee Elise Mercier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, CHT
Verified
Woodfin, NC 28804
Waitlist for new clients
All talked out? Many of my clients have decades of experience in therapy, yet have found little relief from their anxiety or depression. I work with adults and couples who are ready to go deeper into the unconscious mind to heal old wounds, change outdated patterns and cultivate a compassionate relationship with themselves. My clients have great insight, and are ready to finally embody and feel what they cognitively know to be true: “I am safe. I am loveable. I am enough.” Deeply knowing yourself is the greatest gift you can give your heart. Learning to regulate your nervous system is a close second.
All talked out? Many of my clients have decades of experience in therapy, yet have found little relief from their anxiety or depression. I work with adults and couples who are ready to go deeper into the unconscious mind to heal old wounds, change outdated patterns and cultivate a compassionate relationship with themselves. My clients have great insight, and are ready to finally embody and feel what they cognitively know to be true: “I am safe. I am loveable. I am enough.” Deeply knowing yourself is the greatest gift you can give your heart. Learning to regulate your nervous system is a close second.
(828) 672-2366 View (828) 672-2366
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Stephen Wollentin
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Woodfin, NC 28804
Not accepting new clients
Please note my practice is currently full. If you’re here, it’s because you’re encountering hardship of some form. I don’t yet know your story, but I do know hardship and I know it’s not easy. I know that it takes courage to ask for help, which is why I’m here, to welcome all parts and experiences that make up who you are, to listen to your inner wisdom, to be your ally in navigating difficult roads, and to see you for the incredible person you truly are.
Please note my practice is currently full. If you’re here, it’s because you’re encountering hardship of some form. I don’t yet know your story, but I do know hardship and I know it’s not easy. I know that it takes courage to ask for help, which is why I’m here, to welcome all parts and experiences that make up who you are, to listen to your inner wisdom, to be your ally in navigating difficult roads, and to see you for the incredible person you truly are.
(828) 532-5109 View (828) 532-5109
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John Magee
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified
Woodfin, NC 28804
I believe that most people have the answers within themselves to work through their own problems - my role is to guide you. I have experience helping people who are struggling with anxiety and depression, or who are numbing out through substance use. My clients are often working through life transitions and other challenging situations, such as relationship issues, grief, or chronic pain. Perhaps you have not been handling your emotions very well. You may even feel hopeless, or unsure how to articulate what you are feeling. Therapy is a collaborative journey to a more healthy state of mind.
I believe that most people have the answers within themselves to work through their own problems - my role is to guide you. I have experience helping people who are struggling with anxiety and depression, or who are numbing out through substance use. My clients are often working through life transitions and other challenging situations, such as relationship issues, grief, or chronic pain. Perhaps you have not been handling your emotions very well. You may even feel hopeless, or unsure how to articulate what you are feeling. Therapy is a collaborative journey to a more healthy state of mind.
(828) 547-4272 View (828) 547-4272
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Kyla Kathleen Rohe
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
4 Endorsed
Woodfin, NC 28804
There's a part of you, deep down, that believes that you will never be enough. Smart enough, attractive enough, successful enough, likable enough, good enough. I want to tell that fearful part of you that I recognize it's trying to protect you from getting hurt. So you never put yourself out there or take a risk that could be life-changing. I know how hard it is to take a leap of faith, because stability and monotony is safe. If you don't try to go after what you want, you can't fail. And failing is really, really scary.
There's a part of you, deep down, that believes that you will never be enough. Smart enough, attractive enough, successful enough, likable enough, good enough. I want to tell that fearful part of you that I recognize it's trying to protect you from getting hurt. So you never put yourself out there or take a risk that could be life-changing. I know how hard it is to take a leap of faith, because stability and monotony is safe. If you don't try to go after what you want, you can't fail. And failing is really, really scary.
(828) 546-3838 View (828) 546-3838
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Alissa Hager
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodfin, NC 28804  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
How long have you been trying to fit a mold that isn't yours? What if instead of focusing on change and “fixing”, you were able to show compassion for yourself and find true, genuine acceptance of the person you are? What if that’s where real change actually comes from? I work to cultivate genuine and authentic connections with my clients. My own therapy has helped me to heal that idea of perfection being the goal in life. Trying to fit into a mold tends to only create more harm. I work to create an environment of honesty and safety within a strong therapeutic alliance.
How long have you been trying to fit a mold that isn't yours? What if instead of focusing on change and “fixing”, you were able to show compassion for yourself and find true, genuine acceptance of the person you are? What if that’s where real change actually comes from? I work to cultivate genuine and authentic connections with my clients. My own therapy has helped me to heal that idea of perfection being the goal in life. Trying to fit into a mold tends to only create more harm. I work to create an environment of honesty and safety within a strong therapeutic alliance.
(828) 330-9601 View (828) 330-9601

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Jeff H Thompson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
We all struggle with some degree of anxiety, trauma, some kinds of interpersonal challenges. It really helps to have someone to help us navigate these struggles and build skills. As a therapist, I offer lots of ideas and practices, and the folks who get the most out of our work are willing to try things out on their own. I offer these approaches with kindness, authenticity, and a sense of humor. There’s no reason therapy can’t be fun!
We all struggle with some degree of anxiety, trauma, some kinds of interpersonal challenges. It really helps to have someone to help us navigate these struggles and build skills. As a therapist, I offer lots of ideas and practices, and the folks who get the most out of our work are willing to try things out on their own. I offer these approaches with kindness, authenticity, and a sense of humor. There’s no reason therapy can’t be fun!
(828) 944-8113 View (828) 944-8113
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Rachel Rosenthal
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, C-DBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Asheville, NC 28801  (Online Only)
Are past traumas interfering with your life? Do you need help on your journey to create a life where you can thrive? Is peopling really hard for you? Are you comfortable with how your sexual self is expressed? This work takes openness, intention, & curiosity. Life can be tough, but it can also be amazing. Together we can work towards helping you find clarity, resilience, & hope in the face of adversity.
Are past traumas interfering with your life? Do you need help on your journey to create a life where you can thrive? Is peopling really hard for you? Are you comfortable with how your sexual self is expressed? This work takes openness, intention, & curiosity. Life can be tough, but it can also be amazing. Together we can work towards helping you find clarity, resilience, & hope in the face of adversity.
(336) 594-2658 View (336) 594-2658

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Number of Therapists in Woodfin, NC

10+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Woodfin, NC who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
89% Trauma and PTSD
83% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
72% Life Transitions
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
82% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Woodfin, NC see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Woodfin?

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.