Therapists in Landrum, SC

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Leigh Gault Rose
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Landrum, SC 29356
All of us have hard times and face a level of inner turmoil that can leave us feeling all alone. It could be struggles with family, coworkers or with just feeling safe enough to be yourself in spite of social pressures to conform. It is those times that you need someone to help you find your way and to become empowered to live your life to the fullest. Whether is is issue related to trauma, grief or overwhelming anxiety, know that you can get the support you need to thrive.
All of us have hard times and face a level of inner turmoil that can leave us feeling all alone. It could be struggles with family, coworkers or with just feeling safe enough to be yourself in spite of social pressures to conform. It is those times that you need someone to help you find your way and to become empowered to live your life to the fullest. Whether is is issue related to trauma, grief or overwhelming anxiety, know that you can get the support you need to thrive.
(864) 207-4771 View (864) 207-4771
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Marjorie Warren, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Landrum, SC 29356
Many days, pressure from others’ expectations can be mentally, physically & emotionally draining. It seems you are never good enough, always pushing toward perfection. Working hard, putting time in day and night, struggling to perform at work, school, home, with sports, family and peers. This can lead to overwhelming amounts of stress, fear, sadness, conflict, and irritability, impacting choices made. You want to feel valued and accepted, and are told to be mentally tough and stay strong. On the inside you are nervous, and fear failure. Outside pressure can be overwhelming, bringing feelings of self doubt, and fear.
Many days, pressure from others’ expectations can be mentally, physically & emotionally draining. It seems you are never good enough, always pushing toward perfection. Working hard, putting time in day and night, struggling to perform at work, school, home, with sports, family and peers. This can lead to overwhelming amounts of stress, fear, sadness, conflict, and irritability, impacting choices made. You want to feel valued and accepted, and are told to be mentally tough and stay strong. On the inside you are nervous, and fear failure. Outside pressure can be overwhelming, bringing feelings of self doubt, and fear.
(864) 548-9923 View (864) 548-9923
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Jen Arsenault
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Landrum, SC 29356  (Online Only)
Do you want to get to the root cause, not just treat your symptoms? You CAN heal from stress, trauma, and break free from habits and patterns that keep you stuck! I will support you along your unique path of life so you can manifest everything you are intended to be. Taking an integrative/holistic approach to the healing process, I highly regard the connection between mind, body and spirit. We will be proactive and empowering when it comes to your mental health and wellness, designing a plan unique to YOU. My practice is influenced by Attachment and Polyvagal theory and I am Level 2 trained in Holographic Memory Resolution Therapy.
Do you want to get to the root cause, not just treat your symptoms? You CAN heal from stress, trauma, and break free from habits and patterns that keep you stuck! I will support you along your unique path of life so you can manifest everything you are intended to be. Taking an integrative/holistic approach to the healing process, I highly regard the connection between mind, body and spirit. We will be proactive and empowering when it comes to your mental health and wellness, designing a plan unique to YOU. My practice is influenced by Attachment and Polyvagal theory and I am Level 2 trained in Holographic Memory Resolution Therapy.
(864) 319-0773 View (864) 319-0773

Online Therapists

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Mark Wright
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPCA, C-LC
Verified
Fort Mill, SC 29715
We are all on our own journey through life; sometimes, we need help. I offer a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space for us to work together to make your journey all that much better. I provide each client with the tools and skills necessary to thrive and not just survive on their own personal journey. My lived experience and formal mental health counseling education allow me to be a compassionate and empathetic partner while working with you toward your goals.
We are all on our own journey through life; sometimes, we need help. I offer a safe, supportive, and judgment-free space for us to work together to make your journey all that much better. I provide each client with the tools and skills necessary to thrive and not just survive on their own personal journey. My lived experience and formal mental health counseling education allow me to be a compassionate and empathetic partner while working with you toward your goals.
(803) 674-4764 View (803) 674-4764
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Positive Starts, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAC, LAC, NCC, CS
Verified
Spartanburg, SC 29307
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Addictions Counselor and Life Coach. I am certified as a Master Addictions Counselor and a Counselor Supervisor. I am passionate about helping patients’ function at their absolute highest potential. In my clinical practice, I specialize in outpatient mental health services, opioid dependency therapy as well as individual. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, families, diverse backgrounds and a wide range of emotional, behavioral and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, addiction, depression, personality disorders, relationship issues and stress.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Addictions Counselor and Life Coach. I am certified as a Master Addictions Counselor and a Counselor Supervisor. I am passionate about helping patients’ function at their absolute highest potential. In my clinical practice, I specialize in outpatient mental health services, opioid dependency therapy as well as individual. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, families, diverse backgrounds and a wide range of emotional, behavioral and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, addiction, depression, personality disorders, relationship issues and stress.
(864) 362-3212 View (864) 362-3212
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Jordan B. Kennington
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Rock Hill, SC 29732  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling overwhelmed or hopeless? Can you say you feel like "yourself" right now? Are you wondering where to even start the journey to healing? Everybody at some point in their lives reaches a place where the stressors of life become overwhelming and heavy. We go through life transitions that bring anxiety or grief. We question our identity or self-esteem. We feel like our faith or values aren't as beneficial as we want them to be. At these times, it’s beneficial to seek a non-judgmental space where we can feel free to sort through our thoughts and emotions.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed or hopeless? Can you say you feel like "yourself" right now? Are you wondering where to even start the journey to healing? Everybody at some point in their lives reaches a place where the stressors of life become overwhelming and heavy. We go through life transitions that bring anxiety or grief. We question our identity or self-esteem. We feel like our faith or values aren't as beneficial as we want them to be. At these times, it’s beneficial to seek a non-judgmental space where we can feel free to sort through our thoughts and emotions.
(855) 947-4401 View (855) 947-4401
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Tosha Dianne Rollins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ASDCS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Easley, SC 29640  (Online Only)
If autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is why you found me here at Psychology Today, I am so glad you did. But I really want you to know why YOU should be happy too. As you know, our neurodivergent teens need our help—yours, mine, and the help of so many others. I know because not only am I an ASD Clinical Specialist, I’m a mother of two boys with ASD. So, finding me here, you’ve taken a large step in getting the assistance your family needs from someone that shares your story, knows your needs, your wants, and your desires. In other words, you’re not alone. Your family is not alone, and importantly, your autistic child is not alone.
If autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is why you found me here at Psychology Today, I am so glad you did. But I really want you to know why YOU should be happy too. As you know, our neurodivergent teens need our help—yours, mine, and the help of so many others. I know because not only am I an ASD Clinical Specialist, I’m a mother of two boys with ASD. So, finding me here, you’ve taken a large step in getting the assistance your family needs from someone that shares your story, knows your needs, your wants, and your desires. In other words, you’re not alone. Your family is not alone, and importantly, your autistic child is not alone.
(864) 501-5662 View (864) 501-5662
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Alexis Arzuaga
Counselor, MDiv, MA, LCMHC, LCASA, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Boiling Springs, SC 29316
I entered the counseling profession to support individuals that are having difficulties facing life’s challenges. I have found that many people struggle not because they are not capable of overcoming them, but because they do not have the support and/or encouragement they need. I believe that as humanity becomes “busier”, life becomes more complicated affecting relationships and how we see ourselves fitting in the world. Life is often full of difficult and complicated experiences that are difficult to overcome, especially without support. Ultimately, these difficulties distract us from pursuing what enriches our lives.
I entered the counseling profession to support individuals that are having difficulties facing life’s challenges. I have found that many people struggle not because they are not capable of overcoming them, but because they do not have the support and/or encouragement they need. I believe that as humanity becomes “busier”, life becomes more complicated affecting relationships and how we see ourselves fitting in the world. Life is often full of difficult and complicated experiences that are difficult to overcome, especially without support. Ultimately, these difficulties distract us from pursuing what enriches our lives.
(919) 694-4411 View (919) 694-4411
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Maria Morris
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified
Fort Mill, SC 29715
My mission is to provide you with a safe, supportive, and compassionate space where healing, growth, and self-discovery can take place. I fully believe that every client, whether child or adult, has an inner strength and resilience waiting to be uncovered.
My mission is to provide you with a safe, supportive, and compassionate space where healing, growth, and self-discovery can take place. I fully believe that every client, whether child or adult, has an inner strength and resilience waiting to be uncovered.
(803) 910-4675 View (803) 910-4675
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Rebecca D Hegwood
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Union, SC 29379  (Online Only)
We've all heard the saying "life is beautiful", and while this is so often the case, life can also feel overwhelming, frustrating, and scary at times. It's during these times that we often find ourselves at a crossroads, feeling confused and stuck. If this is where you currently find yourself, wondering which path to choose or just how to begin to feel better emotionally so that you can take the next step, I would love to accompany you on your journey to increased life balance and clarity for the future.
We've all heard the saying "life is beautiful", and while this is so often the case, life can also feel overwhelming, frustrating, and scary at times. It's during these times that we often find ourselves at a crossroads, feeling confused and stuck. If this is where you currently find yourself, wondering which path to choose or just how to begin to feel better emotionally so that you can take the next step, I would love to accompany you on your journey to increased life balance and clarity for the future.
(864) 251-5600 View (864) 251-5600
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diana loffredo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Greenville, SC 29615
Hi. My name is Diana and I would love the opportunity to work with you to achieve your goals. I am a licensed independant social worker- clinical practitioner. I work with adults with a variety of concerns and medical diagnosis. I specialize in trauma, grief and loss, marital issues and coping skills. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, I would love the opportunity to work with you.
Hi. My name is Diana and I would love the opportunity to work with you to achieve your goals. I am a licensed independant social worker- clinical practitioner. I work with adults with a variety of concerns and medical diagnosis. I specialize in trauma, grief and loss, marital issues and coping skills. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, I would love the opportunity to work with you.
(864) 477-7902 View (864) 477-7902
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Laura J Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP, MAC, CCATP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29210  (Online Only)
Life does not have to hurt. If you are suffering the pain of addiction, complex trauma, depression, or relationship problems- I can help. The goal is to enjoy life again and become the person you were destined to be. YOU remain in control during treatment.
Life does not have to hurt. If you are suffering the pain of addiction, complex trauma, depression, or relationship problems- I can help. The goal is to enjoy life again and become the person you were destined to be. YOU remain in control during treatment.
(803) 618-4220 View (803) 618-4220
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Anne Spearman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Greenville, SC 29607
I work with individuals, private attorneys and Guardian ad litems and through court appointment to provide an array of specialized forensic assessments, forensic file reviews, and forensically sensitive therapy with individuals and high conflict families in the family court system including but not limited to the following areas: high-conflict coparenting, parent-child contact problems, visitation resistance and refusal and parental alienation. Member of a multi-modal treatment team providing treatment for family systems with parent-child contact problems.
I work with individuals, private attorneys and Guardian ad litems and through court appointment to provide an array of specialized forensic assessments, forensic file reviews, and forensically sensitive therapy with individuals and high conflict families in the family court system including but not limited to the following areas: high-conflict coparenting, parent-child contact problems, visitation resistance and refusal and parental alienation. Member of a multi-modal treatment team providing treatment for family systems with parent-child contact problems.
(864) 501-5736 View (864) 501-5736
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Nicole Moriarty: Trauma Resolution for Healing
Counselor, MS, LPC, LPCC
Verified
Tega Cay, SC 29708
There is a solution. There is hope. And there is healing. Anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, disruption in relationships, substance abuse, and on and on. These are curable, changeable, healable issues. When you go straight to the root of the issue, you can bring deep, lasting change. And we now know that the root of every mental health disorder (and many physical diseases as well) is some form of unresolved trauma. Trauma refers to any moment in our lives that we were unsafe in some way. Big or small, single events or years-long patterns-if we aren't able to process it, we store it.
There is a solution. There is hope. And there is healing. Anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, disruption in relationships, substance abuse, and on and on. These are curable, changeable, healable issues. When you go straight to the root of the issue, you can bring deep, lasting change. And we now know that the root of every mental health disorder (and many physical diseases as well) is some form of unresolved trauma. Trauma refers to any moment in our lives that we were unsafe in some way. Big or small, single events or years-long patterns-if we aren't able to process it, we store it.
(888) 496-2970 View (888) 496-2970
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Karren Peterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC
Verified
Greenville, SC 29607
If there are parts of your life that aren’t working the way you might like…or aspects that feel out of balance…struggling with relationship issues, loss of Self, depression, trauma, anxiety, stress, confusion, or life transitions (career, death, divorce), great growth is possible…We are meant to live a life filled with passion and purpose...Develop a clear and comprehensive vision for your life that creates increased Happiness, Success, Life Meaning, Freedom, and Inspiration! I work with individuals, couples, and families in shifting the focus of habitual patterns to create true transformational change and Self-Actualization…
If there are parts of your life that aren’t working the way you might like…or aspects that feel out of balance…struggling with relationship issues, loss of Self, depression, trauma, anxiety, stress, confusion, or life transitions (career, death, divorce), great growth is possible…We are meant to live a life filled with passion and purpose...Develop a clear and comprehensive vision for your life that creates increased Happiness, Success, Life Meaning, Freedom, and Inspiration! I work with individuals, couples, and families in shifting the focus of habitual patterns to create true transformational change and Self-Actualization…
(864) 558-5111 View (864) 558-5111
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Behavioral Health Solutions of the Carolinas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, AADC, MAC
Verified
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Waitlist for new clients
Coping with life’s challenges can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. Behavioral Health Solutions of the Carolinas (BHSC) offers compassionate care to those in need of our services. We believe that behavioral health is as important as physical health. Our experienced staff provide excellent outpatient therapies to individuals who are experiencing behavioral health issues in a safe, restorative environment and assist individuals in understanding how practicing healthy solutions can create healthier lives. We are proud to offer services in both North and South Carolina.
Coping with life’s challenges can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. Behavioral Health Solutions of the Carolinas (BHSC) offers compassionate care to those in need of our services. We believe that behavioral health is as important as physical health. Our experienced staff provide excellent outpatient therapies to individuals who are experiencing behavioral health issues in a safe, restorative environment and assist individuals in understanding how practicing healthy solutions can create healthier lives. We are proud to offer services in both North and South Carolina.
(803) 824-4018 View (803) 824-4018
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Gail E. Ebert
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MMFT, LMFT-A, CAMS-II, CPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Life on the autism spectrum, or living with ADHD, epilepsy, or learning differences can bring all kinds of unknowns. The future can feel scary and lonely, and there’s a lot to figure out. You‘ve got ways to cope, but you want to thrive. On your terms, and in your own way. If someone you love is navigating young adult or adult life on the neurodivergent spectrum, you have questions and uncertainties, too, and support isn’t easy to find. Imagine having someone to talk to who understands the stress and weight of the challenges you face. Imagine having a safe, open, and supportive environment to be yourself and explore a hopeful future.
Life on the autism spectrum, or living with ADHD, epilepsy, or learning differences can bring all kinds of unknowns. The future can feel scary and lonely, and there’s a lot to figure out. You‘ve got ways to cope, but you want to thrive. On your terms, and in your own way. If someone you love is navigating young adult or adult life on the neurodivergent spectrum, you have questions and uncertainties, too, and support isn’t easy to find. Imagine having someone to talk to who understands the stress and weight of the challenges you face. Imagine having a safe, open, and supportive environment to be yourself and explore a hopeful future.
(864) 756-3859 View (864) 756-3859
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Michele A Balderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified
Greenville, SC 29601  (Online Only)
You have always felt driven towards perfection. You attended the right schools, chose the high-pressure career, married the right type of partner, and had children with them. Everyone who knows you thinks you have it all. But something has changed everything for you. You have nagging doubts. Where you once felt in control and confident, you now feel devastated, confused, and lost. You are struggling to get through the day while your numerous responsibilities await. The pressure is starting to feel unbearable.
You have always felt driven towards perfection. You attended the right schools, chose the high-pressure career, married the right type of partner, and had children with them. Everyone who knows you thinks you have it all. But something has changed everything for you. You have nagging doubts. Where you once felt in control and confident, you now feel devastated, confused, and lost. You are struggling to get through the day while your numerous responsibilities await. The pressure is starting to feel unbearable.
(864) 581-3342 View (864) 581-3342
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Mary Whitman
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Clemson, SC 29631
When you were little, someone asked what you wanted to do when you grew up. You said something cute & brilliant like, “I’m going to be a kangaroo!” and bopped along your happy way. The years rolled on and that question kept coming - holding more weight as you got older. At some point, you got to know yourself, made some big choices, checked off your to-do list, changed locations, lost some friends, made some new friends & ended up where you are today! A million moments have taken place between then and now. How are you doing?
When you were little, someone asked what you wanted to do when you grew up. You said something cute & brilliant like, “I’m going to be a kangaroo!” and bopped along your happy way. The years rolled on and that question kept coming - holding more weight as you got older. At some point, you got to know yourself, made some big choices, checked off your to-do list, changed locations, lost some friends, made some new friends & ended up where you are today! A million moments have taken place between then and now. How are you doing?
(864) 528-7630 View (864) 528-7630
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Deirdre Haynes
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, LPCS
Verified
Columbia, SC 29210  (Online Only)
If you are sick and tired of hearing yourself say that you are sick and tired and you know innately that there is more to life than what you are currently experiencing, then Deirdre Haynes Counseling Services is the missing piece. I help people get from where they are to where they want to be. So, if you are ready to do the work to get "unstuck" then contact Deirdre Haynes Counseling Services today!
If you are sick and tired of hearing yourself say that you are sick and tired and you know innately that there is more to life than what you are currently experiencing, then Deirdre Haynes Counseling Services is the missing piece. I help people get from where they are to where they want to be. So, if you are ready to do the work to get "unstuck" then contact Deirdre Haynes Counseling Services today!
(803) 810-0649 View (803) 810-0649

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Landrum, SC

< 10

Therapists in Landrum, SC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Grief
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

12 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in Landrum, SC see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Landrum?

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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.