Therapists in Winnsboro, SC

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Mycha Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Winnsboro, SC 29180  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed, down, or past experiences impeding on your current life? Let's connect. I work with those who may have issues with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences or substance use. I love working with people who may need encouragement, support and validation to help identify realistic goals and obtain them. With over 10 years of experience in working with people from all walks of life, I have been humbled to assist in helping clients begin to heal, find joy and peace and live rather than just exist. I provide a nonjudgmental, safe space where you can begin or continue your journey to a better you.
Feeling overwhelmed, down, or past experiences impeding on your current life? Let's connect. I work with those who may have issues with anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences or substance use. I love working with people who may need encouragement, support and validation to help identify realistic goals and obtain them. With over 10 years of experience in working with people from all walks of life, I have been humbled to assist in helping clients begin to heal, find joy and peace and live rather than just exist. I provide a nonjudgmental, safe space where you can begin or continue your journey to a better you.
(803) 672-6907 View (803) 672-6907
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Karly Stroup
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, CPRP
Verified Verified
Winnsboro, SC 29180
I am an energetic licensed clinical psychologist who is offering comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational assessments to the growing Blythewood and Northeast communities! I use a variety of diagnostic methods to capture each individual's profile of strengths and weaknesses. I asses the person’s level of functioning, including attention, memory, learning skills, language skills, nonverbal reasoning, organizational skills and problem solving. I investigate whether the person is experiencing any emotional distress that is severe enough to meet criteria for a formal diagnosis,such as a depressive or anxiety disorder.
I am an energetic licensed clinical psychologist who is offering comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational assessments to the growing Blythewood and Northeast communities! I use a variety of diagnostic methods to capture each individual's profile of strengths and weaknesses. I asses the person’s level of functioning, including attention, memory, learning skills, language skills, nonverbal reasoning, organizational skills and problem solving. I investigate whether the person is experiencing any emotional distress that is severe enough to meet criteria for a formal diagnosis,such as a depressive or anxiety disorder.
(803) 266-1247 View (803) 266-1247

Online Therapists

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Keep Moving Forward, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lexington, SC 29072  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with young adults and adults who recognize something is off. Are you stressed out at work or school? Or are you just tired, just exhausted, and crash every night as soon as you come home? Are you feeling unmotivated to do even the simplest tasks? Are you worried that you may say, do, or wear the wrong thing day after day? Do you lash out at others and then you think, “Where in the world did that come from?!” Are relationships difficult for you? If any of these sound like something you have experienced before, then I am here to help.
I enjoy working with young adults and adults who recognize something is off. Are you stressed out at work or school? Or are you just tired, just exhausted, and crash every night as soon as you come home? Are you feeling unmotivated to do even the simplest tasks? Are you worried that you may say, do, or wear the wrong thing day after day? Do you lash out at others and then you think, “Where in the world did that come from?!” Are relationships difficult for you? If any of these sound like something you have experienced before, then I am here to help.
(803) 258-6256 View (803) 258-6256
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Mildred B Tillman
EdS, MA, LCMHC/S, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Mill, SC 29708
People have the freedom and power to change; that is why my counseling approach is client centered. My experience and credentials enable me to offer effective outpatient mental health counseling. The goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in life. If you are experiencing issues with anger, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, or other life transitions, support is available.
People have the freedom and power to change; that is why my counseling approach is client centered. My experience and credentials enable me to offer effective outpatient mental health counseling. The goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in life. If you are experiencing issues with anger, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, or other life transitions, support is available.
(803) 219-4363 View (803) 219-4363
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Paul Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
Columbia, SC 29210
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or stuck? Everyone goes through times when life can feel unmanageable, but you don’t need to navigate those moments on your own. Schedule an appointment today and start the journey to regain control.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or stuck? Everyone goes through times when life can feel unmanageable, but you don’t need to navigate those moments on your own. Schedule an appointment today and start the journey to regain control.
(803) 266-1615 View (803) 266-1615
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Maria 'marrionettia' Parker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EdS, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, SC 29205  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am an interpersonal therapist who worked for 4 years in a college counseling center and have been working out of my private practice since 2010. While my overarching approach is interpersonal, I utilize other theories as needed. Cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and emotionally focused therapy are examples of the other schools from which I pull. Clients are not a "one size fits all." Before becoming a therapist, I taught school for twenty years. I feel fortunate to have been able to work in two especially gratifying helping fields.
I am an interpersonal therapist who worked for 4 years in a college counseling center and have been working out of my private practice since 2010. While my overarching approach is interpersonal, I utilize other theories as needed. Cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and emotionally focused therapy are examples of the other schools from which I pull. Clients are not a "one size fits all." Before becoming a therapist, I taught school for twenty years. I feel fortunate to have been able to work in two especially gratifying helping fields.
(803) 768-3075 View (803) 768-3075
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Shannon Dervay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCMHC, NBCC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Fort Mill, SC 29708
No Day But Today! My mantra for living a genuine, purposeful & passionate life & one in which guides my clinical practice with clients. No doubt life can be hard. It can strip away our self-worth, feelings of hope & our ability to find happiness in life. At times, we can resolve issues on our own however at other times the help from a compassionate & professionally trained therapist can make a significant difference. So long as you have "hope" & are willing to do some "work" & trust the "process" I feel confident in my ability to help you begin to feel better.
No Day But Today! My mantra for living a genuine, purposeful & passionate life & one in which guides my clinical practice with clients. No doubt life can be hard. It can strip away our self-worth, feelings of hope & our ability to find happiness in life. At times, we can resolve issues on our own however at other times the help from a compassionate & professionally trained therapist can make a significant difference. So long as you have "hope" & are willing to do some "work" & trust the "process" I feel confident in my ability to help you begin to feel better.
(803) 962-9240 View (803) 962-9240
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Dr. Heather Gill, Wellness For The Mind
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Greenville, SC 29607  (Online Only)
Welcome to your functional mental health journey with Dr. Heather and her team. She will assess the entire mind-body connection and drill down to the root of your struggles versus just treating the symptoms. As a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP), Dr. Heather will be exploring the bi-directional nature of how our thoughts impact our bodies and how our metabolism, hormones, and behaviors impact our minds. Sleep, nutrition, movement, social connections, and stress management will be woven throughout our work together. For many clients, labs will also be a part of their functional mental health journey.
Welcome to your functional mental health journey with Dr. Heather and her team. She will assess the entire mind-body connection and drill down to the root of your struggles versus just treating the symptoms. As a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP), Dr. Heather will be exploring the bi-directional nature of how our thoughts impact our bodies and how our metabolism, hormones, and behaviors impact our minds. Sleep, nutrition, movement, social connections, and stress management will be woven throughout our work together. For many clients, labs will also be a part of their functional mental health journey.
(970) 551-2318 View (970) 551-2318
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Margaret Cross
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29615
Trauma leaves us feeling broken, in pain and disconnected from our true selves. You may be exhausted by feeling triggered in everyday situations, isolated from friends and family who can’t understand, or struggling to make sense of what happened to you. You may not even remember a time you didn’t feel like this. I love that you’re here now because you’ve decided you deserve more and are ready to feel different! Most of all you’re ready to leave the past in the past, change old patterns that no longer serve you and step into a hopeful future on your own terms.
Trauma leaves us feeling broken, in pain and disconnected from our true selves. You may be exhausted by feeling triggered in everyday situations, isolated from friends and family who can’t understand, or struggling to make sense of what happened to you. You may not even remember a time you didn’t feel like this. I love that you’re here now because you’ve decided you deserve more and are ready to feel different! Most of all you’re ready to leave the past in the past, change old patterns that no longer serve you and step into a hopeful future on your own terms.
(864) 732-2281 View (864) 732-2281
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Adrina L. Riggins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Spartanburg, SC 29302
My name is Adrina L. Riggins and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor serving the Greenville/Spartanburg SC areas. I specialize in working with young and older adults who are going through difficult times in their lives suffering from trauma, anxiety, chronic relapse, depression, distorted body image, stress, substance abuse etc. If you find yourself experiencing any of the above don't hesitate to contact me. Always remember the biggest investment you can make is investing in your mental and emotional health.
My name is Adrina L. Riggins and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor serving the Greenville/Spartanburg SC areas. I specialize in working with young and older adults who are going through difficult times in their lives suffering from trauma, anxiety, chronic relapse, depression, distorted body image, stress, substance abuse etc. If you find yourself experiencing any of the above don't hesitate to contact me. Always remember the biggest investment you can make is investing in your mental and emotional health.
(864) 362-3305 x101 View (864) 362-3305 x101
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Jack Evert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spartanburg, SC 29302
I help my clients find a positive sense of identity and healthy outlets to express that identity. I primarily work with teenagers and their families, and I am especially passionate about helping people with LGBTQIA+ identities, Cluster B Personality Disorders, ADHD, trauma histories, or those experiencing thoughts of self-harm and suicide.
I help my clients find a positive sense of identity and healthy outlets to express that identity. I primarily work with teenagers and their families, and I am especially passionate about helping people with LGBTQIA+ identities, Cluster B Personality Disorders, ADHD, trauma histories, or those experiencing thoughts of self-harm and suicide.
(864) 713-1496 View (864) 713-1496
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Jacqueline Sasso
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MMFT, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29681
Maybe you're dealing with anxiety, burnout, sports-related anxiety, grief, or the everyday challenges of being a young adult. You're craving a space where you can tackle these issues without feeling judged. You are ready for solid strategies to handle stress better, understand your feelings and experiences, and find your way to a more peaceful, fulfilling life. You crave real change, a chance to break free from whatever's holding you back and step into a brighter, happier future.
Maybe you're dealing with anxiety, burnout, sports-related anxiety, grief, or the everyday challenges of being a young adult. You're craving a space where you can tackle these issues without feeling judged. You are ready for solid strategies to handle stress better, understand your feelings and experiences, and find your way to a more peaceful, fulfilling life. You crave real change, a chance to break free from whatever's holding you back and step into a brighter, happier future.
(864) 581-2988 View (864) 581-2988
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Melissa Gallagher
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, NCC, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Greenville, SC 29607  (Online Only)
Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you're feeling. To have the hard conversations-Brene Brown. Does your life feel like it is starting to spiral out of control? Are you tired of fighting alone or feeling unheard or unseen? My passion lies in helping those that are motivated to seek help but might be scared to start. Change can be very hard. I would love to explore that together. I go at the pace that is most comfortable to you. My specialties include ADHD, stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, familial conflict, parenthood and women's issues.
Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you're feeling. To have the hard conversations-Brene Brown. Does your life feel like it is starting to spiral out of control? Are you tired of fighting alone or feeling unheard or unseen? My passion lies in helping those that are motivated to seek help but might be scared to start. Change can be very hard. I would love to explore that together. I go at the pace that is most comfortable to you. My specialties include ADHD, stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, familial conflict, parenthood and women's issues.
(864) 613-6932 View (864) 613-6932
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Eric M. Fluckiger
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Greer, SC 29650
You're looking for a therapist. I've been there. That's not a fun place to be. If my personality and professional approach to counseling feel like a good fit, then consider sending me an email to schedule a free 30 min consultation. My clients come back week after week because even after thousands of sessions, and years of working in mental health, the love I have for helping people still comes through in every session.
You're looking for a therapist. I've been there. That's not a fun place to be. If my personality and professional approach to counseling feel like a good fit, then consider sending me an email to schedule a free 30 min consultation. My clients come back week after week because even after thousands of sessions, and years of working in mental health, the love I have for helping people still comes through in every session.
(864) 428-8467 View (864) 428-8467
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Carlene Roberts
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Simpsonville, SC 29681
I specialize in adult women's mental health wellness. Helping you move beyond anxiety, depression, trauma, low self esteem, grief, & life issues to find happy, hope-filled, healthy lives & relationships. Sadness and fear don't have to be daily emotions. It's tiring, lonely, frustrating, terrifying & even heartbreaking to think this is your life. It's not what you hoped it would be - it's not what it should be. You want to be happy and able to cope with life, but it's just too much to handle and things aren't getting better. You feel like things will never change. Sometimes we just need support & understanding from someone helpful.
I specialize in adult women's mental health wellness. Helping you move beyond anxiety, depression, trauma, low self esteem, grief, & life issues to find happy, hope-filled, healthy lives & relationships. Sadness and fear don't have to be daily emotions. It's tiring, lonely, frustrating, terrifying & even heartbreaking to think this is your life. It's not what you hoped it would be - it's not what it should be. You want to be happy and able to cope with life, but it's just too much to handle and things aren't getting better. You feel like things will never change. Sometimes we just need support & understanding from someone helpful.
(864) 881-4296 View (864) 881-4296
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Lee Haskins
Pastoral Counselor
Verified Verified
Greenwood, SC 29649
Hello! I am licensed through the National Christian Counselors Association and have a speciality in Crisis & Trauma. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, PTSD and can help with self-esteem. I have a degree from Colorado Theological Seminary in Christian Counseling. I graduated with honors of Magna Cum Laude. I have suffered from childhood abuse & sexual abuse myself, and feel I can help others due to my own past. If you have past trauma that still haunts you, I'm happy to help. God is the reason I have victory with my past & Im now empowered to help you. He really does turn beauty from ashes! Text or email me!
Hello! I am licensed through the National Christian Counselors Association and have a speciality in Crisis & Trauma. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, PTSD and can help with self-esteem. I have a degree from Colorado Theological Seminary in Christian Counseling. I graduated with honors of Magna Cum Laude. I have suffered from childhood abuse & sexual abuse myself, and feel I can help others due to my own past. If you have past trauma that still haunts you, I'm happy to help. God is the reason I have victory with my past & Im now empowered to help you. He really does turn beauty from ashes! Text or email me!
(864) 453-8181 View (864) 453-8181
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Lisa Mustard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Columbia, SC 29205
People see you as a high achiever, someone who’s dedicated, dependable, and always delivers. You expect excellence from others, but your expectations for yourself are even higher. You’ve surmounted nearly every challenge you’ve faced and accomplished impressive feats along the way. On the surface, your life looks perfect. You appear to have financial stability, and a loving family to return to every night… Yet, inside, you feel a void. Unfulfilled. Drained. Achieving a work-life balance seems impossible when you’re constantly in the public eye, making it feel like you’re always falling short somewhere.
People see you as a high achiever, someone who’s dedicated, dependable, and always delivers. You expect excellence from others, but your expectations for yourself are even higher. You’ve surmounted nearly every challenge you’ve faced and accomplished impressive feats along the way. On the surface, your life looks perfect. You appear to have financial stability, and a loving family to return to every night… Yet, inside, you feel a void. Unfulfilled. Drained. Achieving a work-life balance seems impossible when you’re constantly in the public eye, making it feel like you’re always falling short somewhere.
(803) 855-1802 View (803) 855-1802
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Sydney Anne Jarrell
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, MEd
Verified Verified
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Achieving your goal is my goal!
Achieving your goal is my goal!
(803) 721-4161 View (803) 721-4161
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Anna B Thames
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Lancaster, SC 29720
Nothing has the ability to stop life and wear you out more than when you are not able to get back on your feet or continue to push past the pain. At some point we all break. Have you pushed so hard and you just can’t get back to the old you? Or maybe the old you is not who you want to envision for your future. As a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical addictions specialist, I have been a witness to some of life’s most precious moments and also some of life’s most challenging circumstances. My goal and desire is to help others navigate through their world and to find answers to some of life’s most difficult questions
Nothing has the ability to stop life and wear you out more than when you are not able to get back on your feet or continue to push past the pain. At some point we all break. Have you pushed so hard and you just can’t get back to the old you? Or maybe the old you is not who you want to envision for your future. As a licensed professional counselor and licensed clinical addictions specialist, I have been a witness to some of life’s most precious moments and also some of life’s most challenging circumstances. My goal and desire is to help others navigate through their world and to find answers to some of life’s most difficult questions
(704) 774-4613 View (704) 774-4613
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Lutissua Ballard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Mill, SC 29715  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to help you gain insight and reach wholeness. When you finish treatment my hope is that you will be strengthened in your ability to live your life on purpose and with happiness. I believe in hard work and during our sessions you will be challenged to face yourself, your past and to figure out what you want for your future. I will be there to encourage you, empathize with you and empower you to heal, grow and embrace what you desire out of life.
My goal is to help you gain insight and reach wholeness. When you finish treatment my hope is that you will be strengthened in your ability to live your life on purpose and with happiness. I believe in hard work and during our sessions you will be challenged to face yourself, your past and to figure out what you want for your future. I will be there to encourage you, empathize with you and empower you to heal, grow and embrace what you desire out of life.
(520) 525-5738 View (520) 525-5738

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Number of Therapists in Winnsboro, SC

< 10

Therapists in Winnsboro, SC who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Substance Use
100% Behavioral Issues
100% Borderline Personality (BPD)
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Winnsboro, SC see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Winnsboro?

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.