Therapists in Cottageville, SC

Photo of Tammy Brock, MA, LPC, MT-BC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tammy Brock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MT-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cottageville, SC 29435
Life is hard, isn't it? I understand that sometimes we can get stuck. We have current or past unresolved trauma, patterns of unhealthy thinking, difficult relationships, and often, we can feel stuck and not even know why. This can leave us feeling hurt, confused, overwhelmed, broken, and without hope. You are not alone. These moments are difficult but there is a way out. There is hope!
Life is hard, isn't it? I understand that sometimes we can get stuck. We have current or past unresolved trauma, patterns of unhealthy thinking, difficult relationships, and often, we can feel stuck and not even know why. This can leave us feeling hurt, confused, overwhelmed, broken, and without hope. You are not alone. These moments are difficult but there is a way out. There is hope!
(854) 333-7508 View (854) 333-7508
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Debbie Glover
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
Cottageville, SC 29435  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Making the decision to see a therapist can be very uncomfortable. Knowing this, it is my privilege as your therapist to provide a safe place for you to begin, or continue your personal therapeutic journey. Through the safety of the relationship that is formed in the counseling office, you will be able to explore who and where you are in your life, and uncover thinking and behavior patterns which are getting in your way, as well as uncover the tools you need to change these destructive patterns. It is my hope to help you find that safe place to begin to work toward making the changes you need to live the life you deserve.
Making the decision to see a therapist can be very uncomfortable. Knowing this, it is my privilege as your therapist to provide a safe place for you to begin, or continue your personal therapeutic journey. Through the safety of the relationship that is formed in the counseling office, you will be able to explore who and where you are in your life, and uncover thinking and behavior patterns which are getting in your way, as well as uncover the tools you need to change these destructive patterns. It is my hope to help you find that safe place to begin to work toward making the changes you need to live the life you deserve.
(843) 580-5067 View (843) 580-5067

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Wanda L. James, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Wanda L. James
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sumter, SC 29151
It is my passion to empower you to be your best self and to work through your issues. I am passionate about your relationships. I know the need and importance to provide you with day to day help. I encourage self growth. I believe that happiness can exist. I will educate you about your choices in life. There is Change within Your Reach.
It is my passion to empower you to be your best self and to work through your issues. I am passionate about your relationships. I know the need and importance to provide you with day to day help. I encourage self growth. I believe that happiness can exist. I will educate you about your choices in life. There is Change within Your Reach.
(843) 779-8912 View (843) 779-8912
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Sharon Givens
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC/S, NCC, BC-TMH, BCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Sumter, SC 29151
Not accepting new clients
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. Are you looking for some positive changes in your life? It does not matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go. Therapy is an opportunity for individuals, couples and families to acquire skills to move along the continuum to a healthy and fulfilling life. During the therapeutic process individuals can learn more about themselves, change dysfunctional behavior patterns and increase emotional and social capital. Talking through struggles and issues and developing concrete tools for systemic change is my goal for a successful therapy experience.
If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. Are you looking for some positive changes in your life? It does not matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go. Therapy is an opportunity for individuals, couples and families to acquire skills to move along the continuum to a healthy and fulfilling life. During the therapeutic process individuals can learn more about themselves, change dysfunctional behavior patterns and increase emotional and social capital. Talking through struggles and issues and developing concrete tools for systemic change is my goal for a successful therapy experience.
(803) 349-3173 View (803) 349-3173

Online Therapists

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Angie Olsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Cayce, SC 29033
Angie Olsen, LISW-CP Angie Olsen is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in South Carolina who has been practicing since 1999. She received her Bachelor degree in Health Science from the Medical University of SC and received her Master degree in Social Work. Angie works with adults who have experienced childhood trauma. She has done extensive research and lived through it and made it through the tunnel of pain into the light. This includes those who experience anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and co-dependency to name a few.
Angie Olsen, LISW-CP Angie Olsen is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in South Carolina who has been practicing since 1999. She received her Bachelor degree in Health Science from the Medical University of SC and received her Master degree in Social Work. Angie works with adults who have experienced childhood trauma. She has done extensive research and lived through it and made it through the tunnel of pain into the light. This includes those who experience anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and co-dependency to name a few.
(803) 710-4562 View (803) 710-4562
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Coleman Connolly
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464  (Online Only)
I am an experienced therapist (20+ years) with a private practice focusing on individual therapy and couples therapy for adults. I can help you take back your life and work towards a meaningful and happy existence. I provide counseling for men, women, and couples from all backgrounds, and create a warm and nurturing therapeutic environment. My practice includes an eclectic mix of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), therapy guided by the Gottman method, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), trauma focused therapy, and relationship dynamics, aging and elderly care.
I am an experienced therapist (20+ years) with a private practice focusing on individual therapy and couples therapy for adults. I can help you take back your life and work towards a meaningful and happy existence. I provide counseling for men, women, and couples from all backgrounds, and create a warm and nurturing therapeutic environment. My practice includes an eclectic mix of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), therapy guided by the Gottman method, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), trauma focused therapy, and relationship dynamics, aging and elderly care.
(843) 418-9541 View (843) 418-9541
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Jeannelle Perkins-Muhammad
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
Charleston, SC 29406
Dr. Perkins has more than 20 years of experience counseling individuals and families, I empower clients to be authentic. You'll immediately feel at ease as I focus on helping you discover your value; work to become fully inspired to achieve a deeper connection from a place of compassion, balance, and wholeness as you create healthy and happy relationships in life overall. We can work through trauma, communication, anger, relationship, sex, finance, parenting, anxiety, depression, addiction concerns, and more.
Dr. Perkins has more than 20 years of experience counseling individuals and families, I empower clients to be authentic. You'll immediately feel at ease as I focus on helping you discover your value; work to become fully inspired to achieve a deeper connection from a place of compassion, balance, and wholeness as you create healthy and happy relationships in life overall. We can work through trauma, communication, anger, relationship, sex, finance, parenting, anxiety, depression, addiction concerns, and more.
(843) 732-4334 View (843) 732-4334
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Carol Pulido
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Charleston, SC 29407  (Online Only)
You suspect you are in a relationship with a person with narcissistic tendencies but don’t know what to do now. The years of confusion and self-blame have you feeling burnt out! This relationship has been damaging to all aspects of your life and has damaged your sense of self-worth and ability to move forward. Recovery is possible. Together, we can work to unravel the confusion and create the life you want. You can learn to set and maintain healthy boundaries with your loved ones who may have narcissistic traits. You can learn the specific techniques to get out of a toxic relationship. It’s time!
You suspect you are in a relationship with a person with narcissistic tendencies but don’t know what to do now. The years of confusion and self-blame have you feeling burnt out! This relationship has been damaging to all aspects of your life and has damaged your sense of self-worth and ability to move forward. Recovery is possible. Together, we can work to unravel the confusion and create the life you want. You can learn to set and maintain healthy boundaries with your loved ones who may have narcissistic traits. You can learn the specific techniques to get out of a toxic relationship. It’s time!
(754) 208-1339 View (754) 208-1339
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Cassandra Wink
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Welcome! Let me tell you a little about myself, my experience, and my approach to counseling. I truly love what I do and I enjoy connecting with people on a level of compassion and acceptance. I am a firm believer of bucket lists, beach days, and trusting intuition. My practice areas include anxiety, anger, depression, OCD, self-esteem, and adjustment issues. I am also dedicated to support postpartum women navigating the complexities of motherhood including their changes with identity, body, relationships, and overall mental health.
Welcome! Let me tell you a little about myself, my experience, and my approach to counseling. I truly love what I do and I enjoy connecting with people on a level of compassion and acceptance. I am a firm believer of bucket lists, beach days, and trusting intuition. My practice areas include anxiety, anger, depression, OCD, self-esteem, and adjustment issues. I am also dedicated to support postpartum women navigating the complexities of motherhood including their changes with identity, body, relationships, and overall mental health.
(843) 800-2440 View (843) 800-2440
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Sarah Oxendine
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Charleston, SC 29405  (Online Only)
I'm a counselor in NC and SC with 8 years of experience. I started my career working with people with disabilities in a college. It taught me flexibility to help with diverse needs. People often separate mental/physical health, families/relationships, and careers. Yet, they all play a part in our overall life satisfaction. When I transitioned to providing therapy, I gained experience working with trauma. I saw many people were unaware that past events were affecting their lives. I grew passionate about helping people recognize trauma responses and reduce symptoms. My specialties include trauma, depression, and anxiety disorders.
I'm a counselor in NC and SC with 8 years of experience. I started my career working with people with disabilities in a college. It taught me flexibility to help with diverse needs. People often separate mental/physical health, families/relationships, and careers. Yet, they all play a part in our overall life satisfaction. When I transitioned to providing therapy, I gained experience working with trauma. I saw many people were unaware that past events were affecting their lives. I grew passionate about helping people recognize trauma responses and reduce symptoms. My specialties include trauma, depression, and anxiety disorders.
(843) 438-5536 View (843) 438-5536
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Mind and Body Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Time to see yourself in a different light? Do you feel lost, lonely, or like nobody understands? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by negative thoughts? Maybe something has happened in your life that has left you feeling out of control or completely broken? Focusing on both the mind and body, I am here to partner with you on your mental health journey to becoming your best self.
Time to see yourself in a different light? Do you feel lost, lonely, or like nobody understands? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by negative thoughts? Maybe something has happened in your life that has left you feeling out of control or completely broken? Focusing on both the mind and body, I am here to partner with you on your mental health journey to becoming your best self.
(843) 872-9340 View (843) 872-9340
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Dawn Simmons
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Charleston, SC 29414
Hello! Originally from upstate New York, I am a transplant to South Carolina and have been living here since 2012. Although my love for the native wildlife keeps growing, my despise for the bugs does too! Whether exploring local nature or listening as a client shares their narrative, I pride myself on taking a perspective of curiosity. “Eclectic” is one way to describe my treatment approach, as it draws from a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. Regardless of modality used, you can expect creativity and humor to be peppered in.
Hello! Originally from upstate New York, I am a transplant to South Carolina and have been living here since 2012. Although my love for the native wildlife keeps growing, my despise for the bugs does too! Whether exploring local nature or listening as a client shares their narrative, I pride myself on taking a perspective of curiosity. “Eclectic” is one way to describe my treatment approach, as it draws from a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. Regardless of modality used, you can expect creativity and humor to be peppered in.
(843) 420-1441 View (843) 420-1441
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Carleton Bernard Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Charleston, SC 29414  (Online Only)
I strive to bring a compelling blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concern, and action to the counseling process to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness. During the therapy process, I assist clients in discovering their strengths, building a support system, and developing a healthy lifestyle to set the foundation for life success.
I strive to bring a compelling blend of experience, expertise, clarity, concern, and action to the counseling process to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness. During the therapy process, I assist clients in discovering their strengths, building a support system, and developing a healthy lifestyle to set the foundation for life success.
(843) 438-6571 View (843) 438-6571
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Butterfly Effect Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Summerville, SC 29483
Our primary goal is to provide easily accessible quality mental health care for individuals, couples, and families.
Our primary goal is to provide easily accessible quality mental health care for individuals, couples, and families.
(854) 946-4376 View (854) 946-4376
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Sydney Stinson
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29201  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is wanting to make a positive change in their life. I work mainly with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, major life changes, interpersonal conflict, negative impact from a trauma, difficulties with parenting and stress from care taking someone who is experiencing severe mental illness. My goal is to focus on making beneficial changes in your life so that you are able to feel belonging, success and joy.
My ideal client is someone who is wanting to make a positive change in their life. I work mainly with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, major life changes, interpersonal conflict, negative impact from a trauma, difficulties with parenting and stress from care taking someone who is experiencing severe mental illness. My goal is to focus on making beneficial changes in your life so that you are able to feel belonging, success and joy.
(803) 656-1535 View (803) 656-1535
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Abreia Epps
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Columbia, SC 29201
If you decided to start therapy today, and you feel that you are being heard for the first time. There is someone helping you understand your experiences, your hardship, your thoughts and your feelings. How different would you feel, and be? I focus on emotions, attachment, and experience and how it has affected your mental health. I work through emotions with my clients and help them find their sense of self, vulnerability, and emotional balance. I help individuals understand their experiences and feelings that they have, and I sit in those moments and process and grow with them.
If you decided to start therapy today, and you feel that you are being heard for the first time. There is someone helping you understand your experiences, your hardship, your thoughts and your feelings. How different would you feel, and be? I focus on emotions, attachment, and experience and how it has affected your mental health. I work through emotions with my clients and help them find their sense of self, vulnerability, and emotional balance. I help individuals understand their experiences and feelings that they have, and I sit in those moments and process and grow with them.
(803) 618-3634 View (803) 618-3634
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Dr. Connell Anthony
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, CCMHC, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29206  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. I have experience in a wide range of settings including schools, a mental health center, and psychiatric hospitals. My training as Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a certified high school teacher enhance my skills to work with parents and their children with many issues they encounter in an educational and social environment, such as bullying, conflict resolution, anger management, low esteem, and many other issues that they may encounter throughout the school year. I provide supervision for Counseling Practicum and Internship, and LPC-I.
I serve as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. I have experience in a wide range of settings including schools, a mental health center, and psychiatric hospitals. My training as Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a certified high school teacher enhance my skills to work with parents and their children with many issues they encounter in an educational and social environment, such as bullying, conflict resolution, anger management, low esteem, and many other issues that they may encounter throughout the school year. I provide supervision for Counseling Practicum and Internship, and LPC-I.
(803) 610-2933 View (803) 610-2933
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Fink Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Florence, SC 29501
Connections with others who foster growth and nurturance are so important for us as humans to live to our fullest potential. I recognize this truth in my psychotherapy with others and in my own personal relationships. My goal in my work is to empower people through a better understanding of themselves and to help others discover meaning and joy in their own lives. Working with trauma, depression, emotional dysregulation, interpersonal problems, relationship issues, grief, challenges with transitions, and/or challenging behavioral problems are all areas of experience and areas in which I feel honored to explore with individuals.
Connections with others who foster growth and nurturance are so important for us as humans to live to our fullest potential. I recognize this truth in my psychotherapy with others and in my own personal relationships. My goal in my work is to empower people through a better understanding of themselves and to help others discover meaning and joy in their own lives. Working with trauma, depression, emotional dysregulation, interpersonal problems, relationship issues, grief, challenges with transitions, and/or challenging behavioral problems are all areas of experience and areas in which I feel honored to explore with individuals.
(843) 461-4789 View (843) 461-4789
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Julie T. Zimmerman
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29210
Are you facing difficulties that have become overwhelming? Are your feelings and concerns starting to interfere with the life you want to live? I am here to help you navigate life's difficulties and challenges. We all know life happens and situations can sometimes feel overwhelming and unmanageable. Therapy can help. As your therapist, I want to help you overcome the challenges you are facing and live the life you deserve. In therapy, I will work with you to learn coping skills, gain knowledge, heal from past trauma, and create self-awareness to achieve your goals. All are welcome.
Are you facing difficulties that have become overwhelming? Are your feelings and concerns starting to interfere with the life you want to live? I am here to help you navigate life's difficulties and challenges. We all know life happens and situations can sometimes feel overwhelming and unmanageable. Therapy can help. As your therapist, I want to help you overcome the challenges you are facing and live the life you deserve. In therapy, I will work with you to learn coping skills, gain knowledge, heal from past trauma, and create self-awareness to achieve your goals. All are welcome.
(803) 836-8566 View (803) 836-8566
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Camilla Robarts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP II
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Are you so busy caring for and thinking of others you have lost yourself? Going through the motions, feeling anxious, overwhelmed or angry? Do you avoid finding time for yourself because you feel guilty? Are you feeling more and more disconnected from loved ones & yourself? Do you long for something more? I have helped many who were in the same place. You are not alone. You can break free from these things and begin to feel joy again. You can uncover blind spots that have kept you from moving forward & learn resiliency for the future. You can rediscover parts of yourself you have lost & find more meaning in your life.
Are you so busy caring for and thinking of others you have lost yourself? Going through the motions, feeling anxious, overwhelmed or angry? Do you avoid finding time for yourself because you feel guilty? Are you feeling more and more disconnected from loved ones & yourself? Do you long for something more? I have helped many who were in the same place. You are not alone. You can break free from these things and begin to feel joy again. You can uncover blind spots that have kept you from moving forward & learn resiliency for the future. You can rediscover parts of yourself you have lost & find more meaning in your life.
(843) 281-7282 View (843) 281-7282

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Number of Therapists in Cottageville, SC

< 10

Therapists in Cottageville, SC who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Self Esteem
100% Veterans

Average years in practice

4 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in Cottageville, SC see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cottageville?

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.