Therapists in Tennessee

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Photo of Caitlin Coile, LPCMHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Caitlin Coile
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
People start to heal the moment they feel heard. That is my goal in sitting with clients - to move towards healing by hearing their stories, strifes, and successes. I incorporate multiple modalities of treatment to give each client a unique experience that meets their specific needs. My hope is to join my clients in achieving meaningful and deep healing, identifying resources for continued growth, and developing secure attachments in their relationships. I am passionate about working with individuals and families of all ages who are processing through life transitions, identity, relationship issues, trauma, and grief and loss.
People start to heal the moment they feel heard. That is my goal in sitting with clients - to move towards healing by hearing their stories, strifes, and successes. I incorporate multiple modalities of treatment to give each client a unique experience that meets their specific needs. My hope is to join my clients in achieving meaningful and deep healing, identifying resources for continued growth, and developing secure attachments in their relationships. I am passionate about working with individuals and families of all ages who are processing through life transitions, identity, relationship issues, trauma, and grief and loss.
(615) 471-7684 View (615) 471-7684
Photo of Amanda Estevez, MA, LMHC, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Amanda Estevez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37040  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling with life challenges? or feel unsatisfied in life? If you are feeling overwhelmed or lacking motivation Balanced, Awareness and Healing, PLLC can help. Through awareness of thoughts and feelings comes understanding. Learning skills to help you manage your challenges more effectively and participate in life in a more meaningful way is the key to a balanced life. Through self improvement you will be able to maintain a healthy life and feel a sense of peace
Have you been struggling with life challenges? or feel unsatisfied in life? If you are feeling overwhelmed or lacking motivation Balanced, Awareness and Healing, PLLC can help. Through awareness of thoughts and feelings comes understanding. Learning skills to help you manage your challenges more effectively and participate in life in a more meaningful way is the key to a balanced life. Through self improvement you will be able to maintain a healthy life and feel a sense of peace
(931) 909-6603 View (931) 909-6603
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Dr. Mark Baldwin at LifeWorks Resources
Counselor, EdD, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jackson, TN 38301
At LifeWorks Resources we believe that we all need help staying focused on the correct direction. We hope to encourage and challenge one another. Christian Counseling is a unique service in that the values of the Counselor are revealed at the forefront, but what we are really interested in is where you are, your story, your strengths and struggles, and how we can help guide you through the process. We will be work with you to tailor the approaches to meet your needs and anyone can come for counseling regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, or religion.
At LifeWorks Resources we believe that we all need help staying focused on the correct direction. We hope to encourage and challenge one another. Christian Counseling is a unique service in that the values of the Counselor are revealed at the forefront, but what we are really interested in is where you are, your story, your strengths and struggles, and how we can help guide you through the process. We will be work with you to tailor the approaches to meet your needs and anyone can come for counseling regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, or religion.
(731) 483-4018 View (731) 483-4018
Photo of Amy L Bohannan, MS, NCC, BCBA, LBA, Pre-Licensed Professional
Amy L Bohannan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC, BCBA, LBA
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38117
I work with a variety of different presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, intrapersonal and interpersonal struggles, and stress management. My clinical interests are in family of origin, attachment issues, and working with athletes. I work from a psychodynamic, person-centered approach and integrate different modalities based on individual need to meet you where you are at to help facilitate change and reach your goals. Through building a compassionate, authentic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, my clients can feel safe and vulnerable to discuss their deepest struggles.
I work with a variety of different presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, intrapersonal and interpersonal struggles, and stress management. My clinical interests are in family of origin, attachment issues, and working with athletes. I work from a psychodynamic, person-centered approach and integrate different modalities based on individual need to meet you where you are at to help facilitate change and reach your goals. Through building a compassionate, authentic, and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, my clients can feel safe and vulnerable to discuss their deepest struggles.
(901) 459-5834 View (901) 459-5834
Photo of Dodge Rea, PsyD, Psychologist
Dodge Rea
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
It has been said that a good therapist is much more gardener than mechanic. I love this statement because it captures something too often missed by counselors and clients alike: We are here not to "fix" you but to help you gently prune away the old parts of you that no longer serve. Feel the difference? Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I know that within you already is an innate capacity to heal and stretch upward if given light and a safe space to grow. So beyond giving you tools for change, my job, really, is to awaken the part of you that already knows how.
It has been said that a good therapist is much more gardener than mechanic. I love this statement because it captures something too often missed by counselors and clients alike: We are here not to "fix" you but to help you gently prune away the old parts of you that no longer serve. Feel the difference? Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I know that within you already is an innate capacity to heal and stretch upward if given light and a safe space to grow. So beyond giving you tools for change, my job, really, is to awaken the part of you that already knows how.
(423) 273-5020 View (423) 273-5020
Photo of Leigh Leslie Harrison, MA, LPCtemp, NCC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Leigh Leslie Harrison
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCtemp, NCC
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38119
Leigh brings years of education and experience to help clients work through various issues. She is passionate about providing a safe space where clients can learn, grow, and make changes in order to live well in a broken world. Life can be difficult; however, her hope is that every client feels seen, heard, and understood. Recognizing that suffering is inevitable and that life brings challenges, Leigh welcomes clients who long to bring healing and redemption to their narrative. She would be honored to walk alongside you in whatever season in which you find yourself.
Leigh brings years of education and experience to help clients work through various issues. She is passionate about providing a safe space where clients can learn, grow, and make changes in order to live well in a broken world. Life can be difficult; however, her hope is that every client feels seen, heard, and understood. Recognizing that suffering is inevitable and that life brings challenges, Leigh welcomes clients who long to bring healing and redemption to their narrative. She would be honored to walk alongside you in whatever season in which you find yourself.
(901) 403-6391 x722 View (901) 403-6391 x722
Photo of Amy Alexander - The Refuge Center for Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapist
The Refuge Center for Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Franklin, TN 37064
The Refuge Center exists to offer excellent, accessible, and affordable mental and emotional healthcare services in support of a transformational impact on communities. With over 70 Staff Therapists, Contract Therapists, and Interns, we can provide a wide variety of services and specialized techniques including, EMDR, Music Therapy, and Neurofeedback.
The Refuge Center exists to offer excellent, accessible, and affordable mental and emotional healthcare services in support of a transformational impact on communities. With over 70 Staff Therapists, Contract Therapists, and Interns, we can provide a wide variety of services and specialized techniques including, EMDR, Music Therapy, and Neurofeedback.
(615) 632-6102 View (615) 632-6102
Photo of Katherine Hofstetter, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Katherine Hofstetter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
Our own human flourishing can feel out of reach at times especially amidst personal suffering, mental illness, loss, and disappointment. My hope is to provide a safe haven amidst a life which can often feel overwhelming - a place where we can focus on processing and growth. We will build on your strengths and relationships to help you reach your personal and relational goals and dreams.
Our own human flourishing can feel out of reach at times especially amidst personal suffering, mental illness, loss, and disappointment. My hope is to provide a safe haven amidst a life which can often feel overwhelming - a place where we can focus on processing and growth. We will build on your strengths and relationships to help you reach your personal and relational goals and dreams.
(615) 489-4151 View (615) 489-4151
Photo of Scott Russell - Threshold Biblical Counseling, MDiv, Pastoral Counselor
Threshold Biblical Counseling
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv
Verified Verified
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
After pastoring for 7 yrs and working on the mission field for 5 yrs, I found myself in a mental and spiritual crisis confounded by a crippling addiction. By God’s Grace, through wise counselors and taking healthy steps, I found healing. My calling now is to walk together with those who seek freedom, faith, and hope that can be found in Jesus and his blue print for the abundant life. My passion is to help others remove obstacles that keep them from living the abundant life.
After pastoring for 7 yrs and working on the mission field for 5 yrs, I found myself in a mental and spiritual crisis confounded by a crippling addiction. By God’s Grace, through wise counselors and taking healthy steps, I found healing. My calling now is to walk together with those who seek freedom, faith, and hope that can be found in Jesus and his blue print for the abundant life. My passion is to help others remove obstacles that keep them from living the abundant life.
(615) 492-8157 View (615) 492-8157
Photo of Irene Y Bernard, DMin, LADACII, CAADC, CPRSII, QCS, Drug & Alcohol Counselor
Irene Y Bernard
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, DMin, LADACII, CAADC, CPRSII, QCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cordova, TN 38018
One of my greatest passions involves helping people through various transitions of life. I offer therapy in the area of Grief, Loss, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma, Behavioral Addictions, and Spiritual Direction. I believe our mental health is intricately connected to our emotional and spiritual well-being. There are times we find ourselves choosing unhealthy coping tools to redirect self-defeating, self-loathing, and self-sabotaging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through a multi-disciplined approach I'll help you identify those negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and reconnect to the emotions you've grown numb to.
One of my greatest passions involves helping people through various transitions of life. I offer therapy in the area of Grief, Loss, Substance Use Disorders, Trauma, Behavioral Addictions, and Spiritual Direction. I believe our mental health is intricately connected to our emotional and spiritual well-being. There are times we find ourselves choosing unhealthy coping tools to redirect self-defeating, self-loathing, and self-sabotaging thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Through a multi-disciplined approach I'll help you identify those negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and reconnect to the emotions you've grown numb to.
(901) 459-5256 View (901) 459-5256
Photo of Tanysha Truax, MEd, LPCMHSP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tanysha Truax
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
Waitlist for new clients
Just like a fire, sometimes we find ourselves roaring full of life. Other times, we find ourselves burnt out and cold. But like a fire, we have embers within us that continue to glow and allow us to endure prolonged periods of difficulty. Whatever that difficulty may be- depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-doubt, trauma- therapy is here to help you stoke your ember back to a fiery flame. With compassion, authenticity, trust, and vulnerability, I hope to help you on that healing journey.
Just like a fire, sometimes we find ourselves roaring full of life. Other times, we find ourselves burnt out and cold. But like a fire, we have embers within us that continue to glow and allow us to endure prolonged periods of difficulty. Whatever that difficulty may be- depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, self-doubt, trauma- therapy is here to help you stoke your ember back to a fiery flame. With compassion, authenticity, trust, and vulnerability, I hope to help you on that healing journey.
(615) 488-5459 View (615) 488-5459
Photo of Corey Latta, P-LPC, MA, MA, PhD, Pre-Licensed Professional
Corey Latta
Pre-Licensed Professional, P-LPC, MA, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Germantown, TN 38138
My ideal client has come to the painful awareness that something is off. Life has been derailed by a host of intruders like grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, family drama, relational conflict, heartbreak, abuse, and trauma. What once worked just to survive no longer works. They've come to the awareness that they must choose 1) the hard path of change, or 2) the even more difficult path of doing the same thing again and again while expecting different results. My clients are willing to bring the pain of their past into the work of the present so that they might live in hope of their future.
My ideal client has come to the painful awareness that something is off. Life has been derailed by a host of intruders like grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, family drama, relational conflict, heartbreak, abuse, and trauma. What once worked just to survive no longer works. They've come to the awareness that they must choose 1) the hard path of change, or 2) the even more difficult path of doing the same thing again and again while expecting different results. My clients are willing to bring the pain of their past into the work of the present so that they might live in hope of their future.
(901) 519-2458 View (901) 519-2458
Photo of Lindsay Gunther, LMFT, LMT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Lindsay Gunther
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMT
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37919
Life is difficult and sometimes we need someone to walk with us through the hurt and confusion. I understand! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a heart for coming alongside those who are hurting and providing a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients. I love working with individuals as well as couples! My goal is to make everyone feel welcome in my office. I have experience with depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, premarital, grief, family issues and more! We will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan. Christian based therapy available upon request.
Life is difficult and sometimes we need someone to walk with us through the hurt and confusion. I understand! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a heart for coming alongside those who are hurting and providing a safe, non-judgmental space for my clients. I love working with individuals as well as couples! My goal is to make everyone feel welcome in my office. I have experience with depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, premarital, grief, family issues and more! We will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan. Christian based therapy available upon request.
(865) 999-0368 View (865) 999-0368
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Julius Melvin Jefferies
Licensed Professional Counselor, ASDCS, ELD, C-GC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Knoxville, TN 37923
Julius M. Jefferies is a Clinical Mental Health Therapist serving the Knox County area of Tennessee with specialties in a wide range of individual, couple, and group therapy interventions. His clinical experience in the last 25 years has focused on holistic, solution-focused therapy for both adolescents and adults who are living with autism, crisis, psychological disorder, trauma, and grief.  Julius earned a Masters of Mental Health Counseling from Freed-Hardeman University followed by specialty certifications in Grief Counseling, Autism Disorder Specialist intervention, and as an End of Life Doula.
Julius M. Jefferies is a Clinical Mental Health Therapist serving the Knox County area of Tennessee with specialties in a wide range of individual, couple, and group therapy interventions. His clinical experience in the last 25 years has focused on holistic, solution-focused therapy for both adolescents and adults who are living with autism, crisis, psychological disorder, trauma, and grief.  Julius earned a Masters of Mental Health Counseling from Freed-Hardeman University followed by specialty certifications in Grief Counseling, Autism Disorder Specialist intervention, and as an End of Life Doula.
(731) 327-4781 View (731) 327-4781
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Shana Reece
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
Not accepting new clients
My background in the therapeutic setting has provided me with experience treating individuals with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and general life stressors that can potentially interfere with educational, occupational, and social functioning. My clinical approach is solution and cognitive/behavioral focused while integrating a client-centered style. I am a compassionate, supportive, and understanding psychologist who blends complimentary techniques. My goal as a psychologist is to work within my abilities to meet individuals through their personal lens by empowering their strengths and attain personal growth through life challenges.
My background in the therapeutic setting has provided me with experience treating individuals with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and general life stressors that can potentially interfere with educational, occupational, and social functioning. My clinical approach is solution and cognitive/behavioral focused while integrating a client-centered style. I am a compassionate, supportive, and understanding psychologist who blends complimentary techniques. My goal as a psychologist is to work within my abilities to meet individuals through their personal lens by empowering their strengths and attain personal growth through life challenges.
(615) 933-2793 View (615) 933-2793
Photo of Courtney Brandon - Knoxville Counseling Services, PLLC, PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Knoxville Counseling Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PLLC
Verified Verified
Knoxville, TN 37922
Knoxville Counseling Services, PLLC is the premier private practice in Knoxville. We are a group of independent therapists dedicated to working with you and your family in order to improve your emotional health, your relationships, and your lives. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, or self-esteem? Are you adjusting to major transitions in your life (e.g., new baby, just moved to Knoxville, new job, trying to figure out what career you want, divorce)? Do you have a child or teenager who is struggling with behavioral or emotional issues? We have therapists to help you with all of these areas, and more.
Knoxville Counseling Services, PLLC is the premier private practice in Knoxville. We are a group of independent therapists dedicated to working with you and your family in order to improve your emotional health, your relationships, and your lives. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, or self-esteem? Are you adjusting to major transitions in your life (e.g., new baby, just moved to Knoxville, new job, trying to figure out what career you want, divorce)? Do you have a child or teenager who is struggling with behavioral or emotional issues? We have therapists to help you with all of these areas, and more.
(865) 383-8909 View (865) 383-8909
Sierra Frosley
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Johnson City, TN 37601
Hi! I'm Sierra, a child therapist at Sunny Path Counseling in Johnson City, TN. All people have a story to share. It is my absolute honor to hold space for the stories of the unique individuals who come to me for therapy. Providing a safe place for all my clients to feel validated, understood, and supported is something I strive for as a clinician. I am passionate about helping children and young adults in their healing process and meeting them where they are in their story. I seek to empower individuals to become their most authentic self.
Hi! I'm Sierra, a child therapist at Sunny Path Counseling in Johnson City, TN. All people have a story to share. It is my absolute honor to hold space for the stories of the unique individuals who come to me for therapy. Providing a safe place for all my clients to feel validated, understood, and supported is something I strive for as a clinician. I am passionate about helping children and young adults in their healing process and meeting them where they are in their story. I seek to empower individuals to become their most authentic self.
(423) 418-5721 View (423) 418-5721
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Jane Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jane Murphy, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who provides assessment and treatment for clients with mental health disorders. She graduated in 1986 from the University of Georgia with a Masters degree in Social Work. She has been practicing social work since that time and became licensed in 1987. Jane has worked extensively with issues of grief, death and dying, end of life care and chronic and acute illness. She has also provided treatment to persons with anxiety and depression.
Jane Murphy, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who provides assessment and treatment for clients with mental health disorders. She graduated in 1986 from the University of Georgia with a Masters degree in Social Work. She has been practicing social work since that time and became licensed in 1987. Jane has worked extensively with issues of grief, death and dying, end of life care and chronic and acute illness. She has also provided treatment to persons with anxiety and depression.
(615) 488-2065 View (615) 488-2065
Photo of Gankoya Sinlah, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Gankoya Sinlah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37207  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is a gigantic book. What chapter are you on in your story? Therapy can be scary and unfamiliar, knowing this, I strive to provide a safe, empathetic, non-judgmental space for you to process moments in your present and past chapter(s).
Life is a gigantic book. What chapter are you on in your story? Therapy can be scary and unfamiliar, knowing this, I strive to provide a safe, empathetic, non-judgmental space for you to process moments in your present and past chapter(s).
(615) 205-8655 View (615) 205-8655
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Shaye (Pennington) Skye
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
Therapy for Women! Hi there, I am Shaye and I am a marriage and family therapist with 5+ years of experience supporting women in becoming their best selves. I guide my clients through actionable, goal-oriented therapy, combined with techniques including EMDR, attachment theory, and narrative therapy, in order to develop the coping skills and boundaries to heal their relationships and build confidence.
Therapy for Women! Hi there, I am Shaye and I am a marriage and family therapist with 5+ years of experience supporting women in becoming their best selves. I guide my clients through actionable, goal-oriented therapy, combined with techniques including EMDR, attachment theory, and narrative therapy, in order to develop the coping skills and boundaries to heal their relationships and build confidence.
(615) 475-8430 View (615) 475-8430
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Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Tennessee who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Cigna and Evernorth
72% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Tennessee see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Tennessee?

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.