Therapists in Auburn, NH

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Lindsay Harden
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Auburn, NH 03032
First of all, I just want to say that what you're doing right now is incredible. Everyone can benefit from therapy, but not everyone takes this step. I am here to help guide you along, in the way that best suits you, whether it's situational, generalized, or targeted therapy. You have the ability to be resilient, grow, and understand how your experiences have shaped you. If you're here, that means you're willing to do the work.
First of all, I just want to say that what you're doing right now is incredible. Everyone can benefit from therapy, but not everyone takes this step. I am here to help guide you along, in the way that best suits you, whether it's situational, generalized, or targeted therapy. You have the ability to be resilient, grow, and understand how your experiences have shaped you. If you're here, that means you're willing to do the work.
(603) 952-3773 View (603) 952-3773
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Hannah Smith
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, SEP
Verified Verified
Auburn, NH 03032
Hello and welcome! I have been working in the field for over 18 years in various settings which gives varying viewpoints to help you identify your goals. In seeking out a new therapist the process can be daunting and overwhelming and I am here to help you. I use a direct approach using humor, compassion, and nonjudgmentalness. It is important for you to be able to identify what you need and your goals for therapy. Please reach out to let me know if you want to connect to determine if we would be a good fit.
Hello and welcome! I have been working in the field for over 18 years in various settings which gives varying viewpoints to help you identify your goals. In seeking out a new therapist the process can be daunting and overwhelming and I am here to help you. I use a direct approach using humor, compassion, and nonjudgmentalness. It is important for you to be able to identify what you need and your goals for therapy. Please reach out to let me know if you want to connect to determine if we would be a good fit.
(603) 825-6672 View (603) 825-6672
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Kylie Bancroft
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, MLADC
Verified Verified
Auburn, NH 03032
Waitlist for new clients
My goal as a therapist is to provide a space that feels warm, supportive, and curious. I hold a firm belief that there's power in the therapeutic relationship and that providing a space that feels safe to explore difficult experiences/emotions is essential. It's always been my mission to provide a whole-person approach to the work I do as a therapist. Coming from a social work background, my style is person-centered, gentle, curious, and compassionate. Each person brings a different set of strengths to the challenges they face, and my work strives to identify these strengths with you to find a way forward.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a space that feels warm, supportive, and curious. I hold a firm belief that there's power in the therapeutic relationship and that providing a space that feels safe to explore difficult experiences/emotions is essential. It's always been my mission to provide a whole-person approach to the work I do as a therapist. Coming from a social work background, my style is person-centered, gentle, curious, and compassionate. Each person brings a different set of strengths to the challenges they face, and my work strives to identify these strengths with you to find a way forward.
(603) 803-4725 View (603) 803-4725
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Elizabeth Johnston, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Auburn, NH 03032
I consider the therapeutic relationship very important, as is the fit between counselor and client. I like for our work to be collaborative and interactive, so it is together that we will be navigating your path of awareness and unfolding. I consider myself an eclectic therapist, drawing mainly from Attachment, Relational, and Emotionally Focused Therapy models. I enjoy working with both couples and individuals, helping you have a new corrective emotional experience so you feel safer and more grounded within yourself and between you and others.
I consider the therapeutic relationship very important, as is the fit between counselor and client. I like for our work to be collaborative and interactive, so it is together that we will be navigating your path of awareness and unfolding. I consider myself an eclectic therapist, drawing mainly from Attachment, Relational, and Emotionally Focused Therapy models. I enjoy working with both couples and individuals, helping you have a new corrective emotional experience so you feel safer and more grounded within yourself and between you and others.
(603) 483-3764 View (603) 483-3764
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Sara Jastrzebski
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CCTP, NCC
Verified Verified
Auburn, NH 03032
Waitlist for new clients
My main passion is working with individuals who struggle with symptoms related to Post-Traumatic Stress, Anxiety and Panic, Depression, and those who have survived trauma in it's many forms. I believe that individuals who have struggled with these various issues and adverse experiences can move forward in their lives to feel happier and be more productive in their efforts to find healing.
My main passion is working with individuals who struggle with symptoms related to Post-Traumatic Stress, Anxiety and Panic, Depression, and those who have survived trauma in it's many forms. I believe that individuals who have struggled with these various issues and adverse experiences can move forward in their lives to feel happier and be more productive in their efforts to find healing.
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Blair Ambrose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Auburn, NH 03032
BLAIR AMBROSE, LICSW offers holistic and conventional therapy to individuals and couples facing a variety of life challenges and mental health issues. Many individuals are, at some point, faced with difficult life situations, transitions and changes. Blair helps individuals negotiate these periods, and develop strategies to create happier more fulfilling lives. Blair works with each client to create the best possible counseling experience and individualizes treatment based on the client's unique needs. Each person experiences life differently and it stands to reason that the therapy should always be tailored to meet the individual's needs.
BLAIR AMBROSE, LICSW offers holistic and conventional therapy to individuals and couples facing a variety of life challenges and mental health issues. Many individuals are, at some point, faced with difficult life situations, transitions and changes. Blair helps individuals negotiate these periods, and develop strategies to create happier more fulfilling lives. Blair works with each client to create the best possible counseling experience and individualizes treatment based on the client's unique needs. Each person experiences life differently and it stands to reason that the therapy should always be tailored to meet the individual's needs.
(603) 941-4784 View (603) 941-4784
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Amanda (Mandi) Kulbacki
Counselor, LMHC, CMHIMP, YT
Verified Verified
Auburn, NH 03032
LIMITED availability, waitlist started - Are you and/or your teenager feeling worried, overwhelmed, and struggling with the stress of work, school, and day to day life? Are you or you looking for traditional as well as holistic, mindfulness based, and movement based therapeutic modalities to help you navigate life's challenges? Are you looking for alternatives to medication to manage your symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, Aspergers syndrome, or an eating disorder? Are you seeking guidance for gender identity and transgender issues? Then Mandi may be right for you!
LIMITED availability, waitlist started - Are you and/or your teenager feeling worried, overwhelmed, and struggling with the stress of work, school, and day to day life? Are you or you looking for traditional as well as holistic, mindfulness based, and movement based therapeutic modalities to help you navigate life's challenges? Are you looking for alternatives to medication to manage your symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, Aspergers syndrome, or an eating disorder? Are you seeking guidance for gender identity and transgender issues? Then Mandi may be right for you!
(603) 420-2480 View (603) 420-2480
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Desharnais Counseling Services P.L.L.C
AA, BA, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Auburn, NH 03032
I believe that even the most difficult and challenging issues can be either resolved or used as a strength based tool for healing and the start of new beginnings in a relationship. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues and struggles, from relationship and communication difficulty to managing persistent mental illness. I have an eclectic approach with patients and utilize skill training including CBT and DBT. I have a vast variety of experience working with couples, families, elders and adolescence. I consider my skills as a counselor to be very interactive and meeting folks where they are at in their journey.
I believe that even the most difficult and challenging issues can be either resolved or used as a strength based tool for healing and the start of new beginnings in a relationship. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues and struggles, from relationship and communication difficulty to managing persistent mental illness. I have an eclectic approach with patients and utilize skill training including CBT and DBT. I have a vast variety of experience working with couples, families, elders and adolescence. I consider my skills as a counselor to be very interactive and meeting folks where they are at in their journey.
(603) 455-1211 View (603) 455-1211
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Lauren Doyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Auburn, NH 03032  (Online Only)
Licensed in NH and MA. Oftentimes, people find that taking the first steps to self-improvement can be scary but I find it to be a moment of fortitude. If you have reached this point in your journey, no matter what brought you here, my goal is that you feel welcomed and empowered.
Licensed in NH and MA. Oftentimes, people find that taking the first steps to self-improvement can be scary but I find it to be a moment of fortitude. If you have reached this point in your journey, no matter what brought you here, my goal is that you feel welcomed and empowered.
(603) 369-6451 View (603) 369-6451
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Lauren A O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Auburn, NH 03032
Yes, I am currently accepting new clients for individual therapy. Hello! Thank you for considering me as a partner in your recovery and wellness! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who strives to create a safe and supportive environment for you to comfortably explore life’s challenges and improve your sense of wellbeing. I believe everyone has strengths and, at times, challenges that can be overcome with support and guidance. My ideal client is motivated to take a look at where they wish to make change and welcome taking steps forward.
Yes, I am currently accepting new clients for individual therapy. Hello! Thank you for considering me as a partner in your recovery and wellness! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) who strives to create a safe and supportive environment for you to comfortably explore life’s challenges and improve your sense of wellbeing. I believe everyone has strengths and, at times, challenges that can be overcome with support and guidance. My ideal client is motivated to take a look at where they wish to make change and welcome taking steps forward.
(603) 545-8355 View (603) 545-8355
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Sage Counseling - Hannah Karamanoogian
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Auburn, NH 03032
NOTICE <>Limited Daytime Weekday Openings<>After School on Waitlist<> . . . Struggling to manage your worries? Racing thoughts holding you back? Navigating anxiety on your own can be a challenge. Effectively managing thoughts & feelings is a skill that can be learned & practiced. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist I look forward to supporting you in successfully implementing these skills in your life so that you can thrive. I have over a decade of experience helping others manage anxiety, stress, and OCD. I offer in-person sessions in NH, and telehealth for persons in NH, MA, VT, & FL.
NOTICE <>Limited Daytime Weekday Openings<>After School on Waitlist<> . . . Struggling to manage your worries? Racing thoughts holding you back? Navigating anxiety on your own can be a challenge. Effectively managing thoughts & feelings is a skill that can be learned & practiced. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist I look forward to supporting you in successfully implementing these skills in your life so that you can thrive. I have over a decade of experience helping others manage anxiety, stress, and OCD. I offer in-person sessions in NH, and telehealth for persons in NH, MA, VT, & FL.
(603) 803-6057 View (603) 803-6057

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Brianna Spratt
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Londonderry, NH 03053
I am a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University working toward licensure under the supervision of our director Steven Durost. I have experience in both community mental health as well as in private practice through my internship experience here at C.R.E.A.T.E! I have worked with a diverse group of clients of all age groups. In my free time, I enjoy theater, music, video games, and reading, and I love anything to do with animals. My goal as a therapist is to be open and accessible to anyone who feels like they would benefit from counseling, and I strive to do so in a way that is unique to each of my clients.
I am a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University working toward licensure under the supervision of our director Steven Durost. I have experience in both community mental health as well as in private practice through my internship experience here at C.R.E.A.T.E! I have worked with a diverse group of clients of all age groups. In my free time, I enjoy theater, music, video games, and reading, and I love anything to do with animals. My goal as a therapist is to be open and accessible to anyone who feels like they would benefit from counseling, and I strive to do so in a way that is unique to each of my clients.
(603) 625-0010 View (603) 625-0010
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Tara West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Manchester, NH 03104  (Online Only)
Life is often full of changes/transitions and I am here to support you with navigating these times of growth. I typically take a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach but am also trained in other theoretical perspectives if CBT is not a good fit. I believe treatment is not a "one-size fits all" and needs to be personalized to each individual seeking services.
Life is often full of changes/transitions and I am here to support you with navigating these times of growth. I typically take a cognitive-behavioral (CBT) approach but am also trained in other theoretical perspectives if CBT is not a good fit. I believe treatment is not a "one-size fits all" and needs to be personalized to each individual seeking services.
(855) 759-3655 View (855) 759-3655
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Rachel B Boles - Child Therapist (Play Therapy)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Derry, NH 03038
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 20 years experience providing therapy to children and families. My training background is diverse with an approach that is thoughtful, caring, and pragmatic. I received a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Columbia University and a Bachelors Degree in Social Welfare (BSW) from the State University of New York Albany. I am a psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and families. I provide individual counseling using play therapy approach.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 20 years experience providing therapy to children and families. My training background is diverse with an approach that is thoughtful, caring, and pragmatic. I received a Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Columbia University and a Bachelors Degree in Social Welfare (BSW) from the State University of New York Albany. I am a psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and families. I provide individual counseling using play therapy approach.
(603) 601-4679 View (603) 601-4679
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Rebecca Kisakye
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Londonderry, NH 03053
Waitlist for new clients
Now accepting new patients at Ellie Mental Health! I offer individual and family counseling services to individuals ages 3-30. I aim to utilize a warm, holistic, and collaborative clinical style that places you in the driver’s seat of your healing. I strive to build strong therapeutic relationships to promote goal achievement and increased self-esteem. You are an individual and therefore need personalized care! I believe in the value of learning emotional regulation skills, processing through play (whatever that may look like for you), and having a sense of humor throughout the healing journey!
Now accepting new patients at Ellie Mental Health! I offer individual and family counseling services to individuals ages 3-30. I aim to utilize a warm, holistic, and collaborative clinical style that places you in the driver’s seat of your healing. I strive to build strong therapeutic relationships to promote goal achievement and increased self-esteem. You are an individual and therefore need personalized care! I believe in the value of learning emotional regulation skills, processing through play (whatever that may look like for you), and having a sense of humor throughout the healing journey!
(833) 430-1186 View (833) 430-1186
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Virginia Marie Early
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bedford, NH 03110
A trauma informed therapist working with adults in MA. I use a variety of modalities that are unique and tailored to the individual. I have a certification in expressive arts and find art techniques useful when working with depression or self-esteem issues. I provide a non-judgmental, safe place to explore root causes of your symptoms. Sometimes something minor happens and our life spirals from there.
A trauma informed therapist working with adults in MA. I use a variety of modalities that are unique and tailored to the individual. I have a certification in expressive arts and find art techniques useful when working with depression or self-esteem issues. I provide a non-judgmental, safe place to explore root causes of your symptoms. Sometimes something minor happens and our life spirals from there.
(603) 836-4836 View (603) 836-4836
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Amorette H O'Brien
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Derry, NH 03038
Helping teens overcome anxiety, strengthen self-esteem and build resilience is the best part of my job at North Star Family Therapy. We'll work together to build upon their strengths, learn new coping and communication skills, and enhance executive functioning to reduce stress and increase their confidence. As part of my commitment to empowering teen girls, I am excited to introduce the Girl Strong online course which teaches essential life skills, such as decision making, coping with stress, time management, critical thinking, etc. Learn more on our website!
Helping teens overcome anxiety, strengthen self-esteem and build resilience is the best part of my job at North Star Family Therapy. We'll work together to build upon their strengths, learn new coping and communication skills, and enhance executive functioning to reduce stress and increase their confidence. As part of my commitment to empowering teen girls, I am excited to introduce the Girl Strong online course which teaches essential life skills, such as decision making, coping with stress, time management, critical thinking, etc. Learn more on our website!
(203) 916-0965 View (203) 916-0965
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Ann Bastille
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Londonderry, NH 03053
With 30 years of experience treating trauma and grief, I find that Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing provides relief more rapidly than traditional talk therapies. I see adults at my location in Campton, NH or via Telehealth to adults in NH. Clients usually have disproportionate disturbance (anxiety, grief, depression) in the present that was conditioned by negative experiences in the past. Clients with symptoms of Chronic Complex PTSD or Substance Use Disorder maintain treatment with a primary therapist and my services are an adjunct treatment as long as symptoms are stabilized.
With 30 years of experience treating trauma and grief, I find that Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing provides relief more rapidly than traditional talk therapies. I see adults at my location in Campton, NH or via Telehealth to adults in NH. Clients usually have disproportionate disturbance (anxiety, grief, depression) in the present that was conditioned by negative experiences in the past. Clients with symptoms of Chronic Complex PTSD or Substance Use Disorder maintain treatment with a primary therapist and my services are an adjunct treatment as long as symptoms are stabilized.
(603) 452-7708 View (603) 452-7708
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Sydney Venuti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Manchester, NH 03101
Many people struggle with anxiety or depression and need support. Have you experienced traumatic events in your life that you're having a hard time coping with? It's hard to do it all on your own all the time. I work hard to build a safe and comfortable space for clients in order to learn coping skills that work for them and their lifestyle, re-process difficult memories, and work towards the life you really want.
Many people struggle with anxiety or depression and need support. Have you experienced traumatic events in your life that you're having a hard time coping with? It's hard to do it all on your own all the time. I work hard to build a safe and comfortable space for clients in order to learn coping skills that work for them and their lifestyle, re-process difficult memories, and work towards the life you really want.
(603) 923-4347 View (603) 923-4347
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Monicca Levesque
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Londonderry, NH 03053
Do you worry about your marriage or your family? Do you carry a heavy emotional burden through life and wonder when things will finally get better? I work with individuals, couples, and families who want to improve their lives and relationships. Here you will find a friendly and supportive relationship. I work in a variety of ways to help you get what you want out of therapy, most often that involves gaining relief from painful emotional symptoms, improving interpersonal relationships, becoming more productive at work and being freed to take more enjoyment out of life.
Do you worry about your marriage or your family? Do you carry a heavy emotional burden through life and wonder when things will finally get better? I work with individuals, couples, and families who want to improve their lives and relationships. Here you will find a friendly and supportive relationship. I work in a variety of ways to help you get what you want out of therapy, most often that involves gaining relief from painful emotional symptoms, improving interpersonal relationships, becoming more productive at work and being freed to take more enjoyment out of life.
(603) 734-5668 View (603) 734-5668

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Auburn, NH

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Auburn, NH who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
91% Depression
91% Self Esteem
73% Stress
64% Relationship Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Optum
56% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Auburn, NH see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Auburn?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.