Therapists in Brentwood, TN

Photo of Gwen Burke, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brentwood, TN
Gwen Burke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
My goal while working with individuals and couples in therapy is to help you cope with emotional pain and life stressors in order for you to lead a healthier and happier life. I want to assist you in thriving not just surviving life. I have experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems and Solution Focused therapy techniques to help people to cope with depression, bipolar, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management, and other major life transitions such as deciding to have children, launching children, and caretaking parents.
My goal while working with individuals and couples in therapy is to help you cope with emotional pain and life stressors in order for you to lead a healthier and happier life. I want to assist you in thriving not just surviving life. I have experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems and Solution Focused therapy techniques to help people to cope with depression, bipolar, anxiety, grief and loss, stress management, and other major life transitions such as deciding to have children, launching children, and caretaking parents.
(629) 205-7970 View (629) 205-7970
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Angela Alexander
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
I desire to understand my clients' longings, while offering support and guidance on a wide range of issues commonly encountered, such as career transitions, relationship dynamics, parenting struggles, aging parents, self-esteem concerns, and navigating societal expectations.
I desire to understand my clients' longings, while offering support and guidance on a wide range of issues commonly encountered, such as career transitions, relationship dynamics, parenting struggles, aging parents, self-esteem concerns, and navigating societal expectations.
(629) 276-3611 View (629) 276-3611
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Jessica Hurst-Leggett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPCMHSP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Do you sometimes feel like life is too overwhelming? Like you have too many plates spinning in the air, and you're just waiting for them to all come crashing down on you? Do you sometimes wonder if the symptoms you feel in your body are all in your head? Trauma is anything that overwhelms your brain's ability to cope. In addition to being a Trauma and EMDR therapist, I am completing the training and certification process to become a Trauma Yoga and Somatic Experiences and Healing practitioner. I work with young adult and adult clients of all ages to process the negative effects of trauma from both the mind and the body.
Do you sometimes feel like life is too overwhelming? Like you have too many plates spinning in the air, and you're just waiting for them to all come crashing down on you? Do you sometimes wonder if the symptoms you feel in your body are all in your head? Trauma is anything that overwhelms your brain's ability to cope. In addition to being a Trauma and EMDR therapist, I am completing the training and certification process to become a Trauma Yoga and Somatic Experiences and Healing practitioner. I work with young adult and adult clients of all ages to process the negative effects of trauma from both the mind and the body.
(615) 703-4389 View (615) 703-4389
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Amanda Harrell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027  (Online Only)
I have had the pleasure of doing therapy and helping my clients achieve their goals since 2002. Some clients have seen me for help with Depression, Anxiety or Bipolar Disorders. Some have had a history of self esteem issues or relationship conflicts with others. I have also worked with clients who are usually "okay" emotionally, but need extra support and assistance as they go through a rough time dealing with a particular stressor in their lives including divorce, grief over a loss or death of a loved one, losing a job, transitioning to retirement or adulthood, etc.
I have had the pleasure of doing therapy and helping my clients achieve their goals since 2002. Some clients have seen me for help with Depression, Anxiety or Bipolar Disorders. Some have had a history of self esteem issues or relationship conflicts with others. I have also worked with clients who are usually "okay" emotionally, but need extra support and assistance as they go through a rough time dealing with a particular stressor in their lives including divorce, grief over a loss or death of a loved one, losing a job, transitioning to retirement or adulthood, etc.
(615) 239-0660 View (615) 239-0660
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Tennessee Reproductive Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
At Tennessee Reproductive Therapy, we help individuals and couples through the stages of infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy, postpartum and depression. We have offices in the Memphis, Knoxville and Nashville areas of Tennessee. In addition to psychotherapy, we offer medication management services for those needing medication support. In response to Covid, we offer both in-person and virtual services.
At Tennessee Reproductive Therapy, we help individuals and couples through the stages of infertility, pregnancy loss, pregnancy, postpartum and depression. We have offices in the Memphis, Knoxville and Nashville areas of Tennessee. In addition to psychotherapy, we offer medication management services for those needing medication support. In response to Covid, we offer both in-person and virtual services.
(615) 616-7608 View (615) 616-7608
Photo of Sarah Gray, Pre-Licensed Professional in Brentwood, TN
Sarah Gray
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Through our work together, my clients can explore their emotions and experiences, while also being met with empathy, curiosity, and an open mind. I strive to provide a safe and welcoming space for my clients that fosters exploration, healing, and growth. I love to help clients deepen their self-compassion and confidence while feeling empowered to explore and name their needs and boundaries. My greatest hope for clients is that our work together will help create an emotional toolbox of skills that will allow them to navigate their feelings and relationships with more harmony.
Through our work together, my clients can explore their emotions and experiences, while also being met with empathy, curiosity, and an open mind. I strive to provide a safe and welcoming space for my clients that fosters exploration, healing, and growth. I love to help clients deepen their self-compassion and confidence while feeling empowered to explore and name their needs and boundaries. My greatest hope for clients is that our work together will help create an emotional toolbox of skills that will allow them to navigate their feelings and relationships with more harmony.
(615) 283-9542 View (615) 283-9542
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Ashton Ross
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC, MHSP(T)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Are you tired of feeling stuck, hopeless, and disconnected? I've been there too. I am passionate about helping individuals gain a greater sense of peace, inner freedom, and cultivating a deeper connection with self and others. My heart is to provide compassionate and holistic care to my clients throughout their healing journey. I work with individuals and couples with a variety of presenting issues including, PTSD/Trauma, Relational trauma & Narcissistic Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship challenges, Family Conflict, Attachment wounds, Highly Sensitive People, Codependency, Low self-esteem, Perfectionism, and life transitions.
Are you tired of feeling stuck, hopeless, and disconnected? I've been there too. I am passionate about helping individuals gain a greater sense of peace, inner freedom, and cultivating a deeper connection with self and others. My heart is to provide compassionate and holistic care to my clients throughout their healing journey. I work with individuals and couples with a variety of presenting issues including, PTSD/Trauma, Relational trauma & Narcissistic Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship challenges, Family Conflict, Attachment wounds, Highly Sensitive People, Codependency, Low self-esteem, Perfectionism, and life transitions.
(629) 276-4631 View (629) 276-4631
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Stephanie Insko
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
I began working in the field over 20 years ago, in university counseling centers across the South. Now in private practice, I see adolescents-middle age adults. I strive to join my clients at the point in their process where old patterns are no longer working and collaborate with them to find new ones. I like to set goals together that provide a roadmap for the course of our work, and I challenge my clients to work on things not only in session, but also in their everyday lives. I view therapy as a temporary stop along life’s path; a realignment that sends my clients back out there as healthier and happier versions of themselves.
I began working in the field over 20 years ago, in university counseling centers across the South. Now in private practice, I see adolescents-middle age adults. I strive to join my clients at the point in their process where old patterns are no longer working and collaborate with them to find new ones. I like to set goals together that provide a roadmap for the course of our work, and I challenge my clients to work on things not only in session, but also in their everyday lives. I view therapy as a temporary stop along life’s path; a realignment that sends my clients back out there as healthier and happier versions of themselves.
(615) 933-2314 View (615) 933-2314
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Paul Babb
Counselor, LPC, MHSP, ACS
Verified
8 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
I'm not where I want or need to be. Where do I even begin? I seem to be the only one that struggles. Why can't I fit in? Maybe I just need to try harder or maybe I'll just numb out to it all. If you are in this place, I get it as I've been there. I thought I could find my own peace through making others happy or simply choosing to ignore the anxiety, sadness and despair around me. Fortunately, there are multiple paths to finding what you are looking for - all that is required is a willingness to open yourself up to the counseling process. You've already taken a huge step forward by finding your way to this page - there is hope.
I'm not where I want or need to be. Where do I even begin? I seem to be the only one that struggles. Why can't I fit in? Maybe I just need to try harder or maybe I'll just numb out to it all. If you are in this place, I get it as I've been there. I thought I could find my own peace through making others happy or simply choosing to ignore the anxiety, sadness and despair around me. Fortunately, there are multiple paths to finding what you are looking for - all that is required is a willingness to open yourself up to the counseling process. You've already taken a huge step forward by finding your way to this page - there is hope.
(615) 632-6646 View (615) 632-6646
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Kaye Bradley Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Do you feel like you just need a little help? Maybe you are holding a tired head in your hands saying “what is happening with me?” My belief is that sharing your precious inner thoughts and emotions in a safe setting is a worthy effort. I can help to make sense of it alongside you. I work with those in recovery from narcissistic and traumatic abuse, those trying to change their "people pleasing" behaviors, and with those seeking growth and awareness during major life transitions. You may find that after the first session you feel great relief. In person/ Video sessions are available for anyone living in TN.
Do you feel like you just need a little help? Maybe you are holding a tired head in your hands saying “what is happening with me?” My belief is that sharing your precious inner thoughts and emotions in a safe setting is a worthy effort. I can help to make sense of it alongside you. I work with those in recovery from narcissistic and traumatic abuse, those trying to change their "people pleasing" behaviors, and with those seeking growth and awareness during major life transitions. You may find that after the first session you feel great relief. In person/ Video sessions are available for anyone living in TN.
(615) 208-5098 View (615) 208-5098
Photo of Tarrah Bonaparte, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brentwood, TN
Tarrah Bonaparte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
Change happens inside of us all the time. It is a daily, intentional, purposeful act. When the pain of remaining the same is greater than the relief of being better, therapy helps. If you're having difficulty navigating relationships with your significant other, spouse, friends, children, or family members, I will help you achieve the change you want to see in yourself. Changes from within effect change around us.
Change happens inside of us all the time. It is a daily, intentional, purposeful act. When the pain of remaining the same is greater than the relief of being better, therapy helps. If you're having difficulty navigating relationships with your significant other, spouse, friends, children, or family members, I will help you achieve the change you want to see in yourself. Changes from within effect change around us.
(240) 772-5662 View (240) 772-5662
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Laura Prescott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Laura. If you're seeking emotional wellness in your personal life, or if you're a couple who's hoping to build, strengthen or repair your relationship, I hope you'll reach out. I work with individuals who need support in restoring their overall sense of emotional well-being. I also work with couples at all stages of their relationship, from pre-marital through marriage and parenting, by helping them explore ways to have healthy, enjoyable relationships. I work 100% online via a terrific TeleHealth platform that's easy to use!
Hi, I'm Laura. If you're seeking emotional wellness in your personal life, or if you're a couple who's hoping to build, strengthen or repair your relationship, I hope you'll reach out. I work with individuals who need support in restoring their overall sense of emotional well-being. I also work with couples at all stages of their relationship, from pre-marital through marriage and parenting, by helping them explore ways to have healthy, enjoyable relationships. I work 100% online via a terrific TeleHealth platform that's easy to use!
(615) 647-9090 View (615) 647-9090
Photo of Kara Conner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brentwood, TN
Kara Conner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
If you're looking for a nontraditional therapist who invites you to show up exactly as you are, you've found the right person! My clients have a complex relationship with their emotions, ranging from those who experience heightened emotions to those who have trouble identifying their emotions altogether. No matter what end of the emotional spectrum you're on, our work together will focus on a deeper understanding of you within the context of your environment. Consequently, we will decrease that feeling of being "othered" that often impedes our abilities to fully appreciate ourselves.
If you're looking for a nontraditional therapist who invites you to show up exactly as you are, you've found the right person! My clients have a complex relationship with their emotions, ranging from those who experience heightened emotions to those who have trouble identifying their emotions altogether. No matter what end of the emotional spectrum you're on, our work together will focus on a deeper understanding of you within the context of your environment. Consequently, we will decrease that feeling of being "othered" that often impedes our abilities to fully appreciate ourselves.
(615) 989-6416 x8 View (615) 989-6416 x8
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Rebecca “Hayley” Dobbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027
My passion is working with children, teenagers and young adults struggling with ADHD, depression, anxiety, anger, grief or adjusting to life changes. I am currently working with clients from age 3-20.
My passion is working with children, teenagers and young adults struggling with ADHD, depression, anxiety, anger, grief or adjusting to life changes. I am currently working with clients from age 3-20.
(629) 276-6617 View (629) 276-6617
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Jenny Chappell
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues? You're not alone. As a compassionate and experienced therapist with Nurture Therapy, I specialize in working with adults and teens facing a range of challenges. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or navigating life transitions. I understand the unique complexities and pressures my clients often encounter. I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs. I will help you build resilience and discover the tools to overcome obstacles and cultivate a positive mindset.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Struggling with anxiety, depression, or relationship issues? You're not alone. As a compassionate and experienced therapist with Nurture Therapy, I specialize in working with adults and teens facing a range of challenges. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or navigating life transitions. I understand the unique complexities and pressures my clients often encounter. I tailor my approach to meet your specific needs. I will help you build resilience and discover the tools to overcome obstacles and cultivate a positive mindset.
(615) 285-6542 View (615) 285-6542
Photo of Nicole Franco Narcissistic Abuse Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brentwood, TN
Nicole Franco Narcissistic Abuse Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Brentwood, TN 37027  (Online Only)
Online in Tennessee & Georgia. You've had a series of toxic relationships where you felt crazy, not enough, or difficult. You try to set boundaries with a parent but still feel misunderstood, criticized, or invalidated. You believe your childhood was difficult but then shame yourself for feeling that way. You won't call it trauma or abuse but then what was it? You feel confused, not enough, and guilty. You ask yourself "am I the Narcissist?"
Online in Tennessee & Georgia. You've had a series of toxic relationships where you felt crazy, not enough, or difficult. You try to set boundaries with a parent but still feel misunderstood, criticized, or invalidated. You believe your childhood was difficult but then shame yourself for feeling that way. You won't call it trauma or abuse but then what was it? You feel confused, not enough, and guilty. You ask yourself "am I the Narcissist?"
(615) 461-4711 View (615) 461-4711
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Jenny Lokey
LPC Intern, BA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Hi there - I’m Jenny! I help stressed and overwhelmed women find balance in their lives. If you're in a place where your busy schedule and never-ending responsibilities have left you feeling disconnected from yourself and the people you love most, I'd love to help you find a new way forward. Through a calm, steady presence, I provide a space for you to slow down so you can process and reflect, reconnect with your heart so you can make sense of your emotions and needs, and understand your story so you can better know yourself.
Hi there - I’m Jenny! I help stressed and overwhelmed women find balance in their lives. If you're in a place where your busy schedule and never-ending responsibilities have left you feeling disconnected from yourself and the people you love most, I'd love to help you find a new way forward. Through a calm, steady presence, I provide a space for you to slow down so you can process and reflect, reconnect with your heart so you can make sense of your emotions and needs, and understand your story so you can better know yourself.
(615) 375-4920 View (615) 375-4920
Photo of Jeff Grossman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brentwood, TN
Jeff Grossman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Feeling stuck and want to get unstuck? Know something isn't working in life, but not exactly sure where to start? I work with clients to help them recover a full life. I specialize in working with: 1) couples struggling with communication and conflict resolution 2) professionals wanting more (i.e. income/raise, promotion, work-life balance) from work 3) addicts (sex, alcohol, narcotics) wanting freedom 4) narcissistic men wanting help in relationships or 'survivors' of narcissistic relationships seeking recovery 5) anyone wanting to grow their emotional communication and increase their interpersonal availability. I also specialize in group therapy facilitation.
Feeling stuck and want to get unstuck? Know something isn't working in life, but not exactly sure where to start? I work with clients to help them recover a full life. I specialize in working with: 1) couples struggling with communication and conflict resolution 2) professionals wanting more (i.e. income/raise, promotion, work-life balance) from work 3) addicts (sex, alcohol, narcotics) wanting freedom 4) narcissistic men wanting help in relationships or 'survivors' of narcissistic relationships seeking recovery 5) anyone wanting to grow their emotional communication and increase their interpersonal availability. I also specialize in group therapy facilitation.
(615) 823-1972 View (615) 823-1972
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John D. Murphy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RYT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
You feel stressed, tired, and you’re stuck - not getting the results you want. Your partner or loved ones don’t seem to “get” what you’re feeling and it’s dreadful to hear that alarm sound each morning. You might’ve tried to avoid the pain but you realize its not helping. Something has to change.
You feel stressed, tired, and you’re stuck - not getting the results you want. Your partner or loved ones don’t seem to “get” what you’re feeling and it’s dreadful to hear that alarm sound each morning. You might’ve tried to avoid the pain but you realize its not helping. Something has to change.
(615) 692-1019 View (615) 692-1019
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Sami Wary
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, MEd
Verified
5 Endorsed
Brentwood, TN 37027
Does it feel like you’re drowning in the riptide of life? Being a human can be overwhelming and complicated. It is not unusual to be bombarded with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings that you aren't sure how to cope with. This can lead to low self-worth, perfectionism, thoughts of suicide or self-harm, bullying or trouble with peers, destructive behaviors, and difficulty communicating (or even just acknowledging) needs. I want to help you face these struggles head on and move from just keeping your head above water to thriving.
Does it feel like you’re drowning in the riptide of life? Being a human can be overwhelming and complicated. It is not unusual to be bombarded with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings that you aren't sure how to cope with. This can lead to low self-worth, perfectionism, thoughts of suicide or self-harm, bullying or trouble with peers, destructive behaviors, and difficulty communicating (or even just acknowledging) needs. I want to help you face these struggles head on and move from just keeping your head above water to thriving.
(615) 219-2630 View (615) 219-2630

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Number of Therapists in Brentwood, TN

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Brentwood, TN who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% Cigna and Evernorth
65% Optum

How Therapists in Brentwood, TN see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brentwood?

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.