Therapists in South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

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Stina Nesbit
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, RYT, NCC, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37920  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a big nerd about humans. I get excited and curious with my clients in order to better understand them. My aim is to be very real with my clients. I try to be upfront and direct, admit when I'm wrong or don't know something, and bring in humor and self-disclosure when I believe it will be helpful.
I am a big nerd about humans. I get excited and curious with my clients in order to better understand them. My aim is to be very real with my clients. I try to be upfront and direct, admit when I'm wrong or don't know something, and bring in humor and self-disclosure when I believe it will be helpful.
(865) 448-4204 View (865) 448-4204
Photo of Lauren Wiest Barbian, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
Lauren Wiest Barbian
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37920
I help Christian women who feel like life just isn't working out. Maybe you give constantly to others, but your relationships are still not satisfying. You work really hard to make things ok, but hard things keep happening, you aren't sure who you are, and you can't shake a sense of general disappointment with God, other people, and life in general. I'll work with you to overcome those hard things and disappointments in a way that lets you move toward healthy and connected relationships with God and other people.
I help Christian women who feel like life just isn't working out. Maybe you give constantly to others, but your relationships are still not satisfying. You work really hard to make things ok, but hard things keep happening, you aren't sure who you are, and you can't shake a sense of general disappointment with God, other people, and life in general. I'll work with you to overcome those hard things and disappointments in a way that lets you move toward healthy and connected relationships with God and other people.
(865) 234-3376 View (865) 234-3376
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Carl E Bello
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37920
Do you feel: sad, angry, afraid, lonely, powerless, stuck, or numb? Emotions are messages from the deep Self that something needs your attention. It may be a relationship, a past trauma, a lack of living your true purpose, or simply increasing threats to your personal health or well being, as well as that of our planet. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space in which we can explore the particular areas in your life that are asking for your attention. This process can lead to new insights and perspectives as to what changes might be helpful for you.
Do you feel: sad, angry, afraid, lonely, powerless, stuck, or numb? Emotions are messages from the deep Self that something needs your attention. It may be a relationship, a past trauma, a lack of living your true purpose, or simply increasing threats to your personal health or well being, as well as that of our planet. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space in which we can explore the particular areas in your life that are asking for your attention. This process can lead to new insights and perspectives as to what changes might be helpful for you.
(865) 213-7401 View (865) 213-7401
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Carrie Joy Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37933
Carrie's background and training is in Integrative Mental Health for Anxiety and Depression, Gender, and Substance Use (both abstinence and moderation goals) Therapy. After a very rewarding and joyful career of raising five children, Carrie discovered her passion for psychology, therapy, and the clients she has been honoured to work with. Nothing is quite as rewarding as watching a client during an "aha" moment or hearing about a particularly difficult challenge successfully overcome. Nothing touches the soul quite as much as someone trusting you with their deepest of pains.
Carrie's background and training is in Integrative Mental Health for Anxiety and Depression, Gender, and Substance Use (both abstinence and moderation goals) Therapy. After a very rewarding and joyful career of raising five children, Carrie discovered her passion for psychology, therapy, and the clients she has been honoured to work with. Nothing is quite as rewarding as watching a client during an "aha" moment or hearing about a particularly difficult challenge successfully overcome. Nothing touches the soul quite as much as someone trusting you with their deepest of pains.
(813) 541-0145 View (813) 541-0145
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Irina Diyankova
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37933
Waitlist for new clients
I DO NOT ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS. Please, continue looking. I cannot respond to the new inquiries. I understand how difficult it is to ask for help and how painful it could be to talk about things that are not working with a stranger. I feel honored every time my client opens up to me. I treat my clients with respect, kindness, and warmth. In my experience, therapeutic relationship is the foundation of the healing process and I work very hard to help my clients feel heard, understood, supported, and safe in my office.
I DO NOT ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS. Please, continue looking. I cannot respond to the new inquiries. I understand how difficult it is to ask for help and how painful it could be to talk about things that are not working with a stranger. I feel honored every time my client opens up to me. I treat my clients with respect, kindness, and warmth. In my experience, therapeutic relationship is the foundation of the healing process and I work very hard to help my clients feel heard, understood, supported, and safe in my office.
(865) 685-5465 View (865) 685-5465
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Alicia 'Dani' Huckaby
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901
It can be a difficult task to find the right therapist and the options online can feel incredibly overwhelming. I understand that it's not easy to allow yourself to be vulnerable with a stranger about some of life's most difficult challenges. By looking for a therapist, you've already made the hardest step, the first one. Often things in our lives can leave us feeling alone, unheard, or confused. It takes a lot of courage to admit that we need help sometimes and even more courage to ask for it.
It can be a difficult task to find the right therapist and the options online can feel incredibly overwhelming. I understand that it's not easy to allow yourself to be vulnerable with a stranger about some of life's most difficult challenges. By looking for a therapist, you've already made the hardest step, the first one. Often things in our lives can leave us feeling alone, unheard, or confused. It takes a lot of courage to admit that we need help sometimes and even more courage to ask for it.
(865) 326-6927 View (865) 326-6927
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Dr. Amy L. Skinner
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPCMHSP, NCC, ACS, ACS-TN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901
Now offering adult (18 and over) ADHD testing and Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) in-office. My helping philosophy is that everyone has within themselves the capacity for growth and healing, but they may need a skilled guide to access and improve those inner resources. I provide a safe place to help you navigate concerns from mental health and wellness management to life challenges and transitions. I've had success in anxiety and depression management; mental health/wellness management; issues specific to women in transition; disability adjustment; and college student transition.
Now offering adult (18 and over) ADHD testing and Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) in-office. My helping philosophy is that everyone has within themselves the capacity for growth and healing, but they may need a skilled guide to access and improve those inner resources. I provide a safe place to help you navigate concerns from mental health and wellness management to life challenges and transitions. I've had success in anxiety and depression management; mental health/wellness management; issues specific to women in transition; disability adjustment; and college student transition.
(865) 258-8297 View (865) 258-8297
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Dr. Jaima E. Walton
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist, practicing in Knoxville, TN with Knoxville Behavioral & Mental Health Services (schedule more quickly through our clinic website). I am passionate about clinical work and appreciate the opportunity to join with children, families, and adults in therapy to help them overcome current challenges and plan for future success. My areas of interest include working with teens and adults presenting with concerns related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also enjoy working with parents of young children (2 to 7 years old) to improve challenging behavioral difficulties.
Hello! I am a licensed clinical psychologist, practicing in Knoxville, TN with Knoxville Behavioral & Mental Health Services (schedule more quickly through our clinic website). I am passionate about clinical work and appreciate the opportunity to join with children, families, and adults in therapy to help them overcome current challenges and plan for future success. My areas of interest include working with teens and adults presenting with concerns related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also enjoy working with parents of young children (2 to 7 years old) to improve challenging behavioral difficulties.
(865) 269-3149 View (865) 269-3149
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Chris Hargrove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, CCTP, CCS, CCGP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901  (Online Only)
I believe that each individual already possesses the solutions to the challenges they face. My role as a counselor and a healer is to be a companion in the discovery of those solutions. I am a reliable guide with over 25 years of experience working with people of all ages. I specialize in helping people during major life transitions, times of grief & loss, and with trauma recovery. During my 11 years in Hospice, I learned how to help people navigate the many challenges that come with grief and loss. ​ As a long time meditation instructor, one of the hallmarks of my practice is the use of meditation as a tool for healing.
I believe that each individual already possesses the solutions to the challenges they face. My role as a counselor and a healer is to be a companion in the discovery of those solutions. I am a reliable guide with over 25 years of experience working with people of all ages. I specialize in helping people during major life transitions, times of grief & loss, and with trauma recovery. During my 11 years in Hospice, I learned how to help people navigate the many challenges that come with grief and loss. ​ As a long time meditation instructor, one of the hallmarks of my practice is the use of meditation as a tool for healing.
(828) 618-4184 View (828) 618-4184
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Julius Melvin Jefferies
Licensed Professional Counselor, ASDCS, ELD, C-GC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901
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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Candice Hutchens
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901
Not accepting new clients
Do you have days where you feel disconnected from yourself and your true potential? Does it feel like no matter how hard you try, you don’t feel heard or valued by those you love most? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, and negative thoughts about yourself or others? Spend a lot of time in your head wondering when or how things will get better? If you answered yes to any of these questions, my services may be a good fit for you. Please note I am in network with 3 insurance companies (below) and all other companies I am an out of network provider. For OON benefits I provide a monthly superbill at no additional cost .
Do you have days where you feel disconnected from yourself and your true potential? Does it feel like no matter how hard you try, you don’t feel heard or valued by those you love most? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, and negative thoughts about yourself or others? Spend a lot of time in your head wondering when or how things will get better? If you answered yes to any of these questions, my services may be a good fit for you. Please note I am in network with 3 insurance companies (below) and all other companies I am an out of network provider. For OON benefits I provide a monthly superbill at no additional cost .
(423) 797-6638 View (423) 797-6638
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Meredith Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901
Hi! I’m glad you’re here. If you’re a person who wants to know more about yourself, how to work through and overcome unhealthy coping skills and behaviors, find your voice, and practice healthy communication skills, I’m the therapist for you. I work with adolescents (age 10 and up) to people in their early 40’s who need help managing anxiety, depression, family dysfunction, boundaries, and values exploration.
Hi! I’m glad you’re here. If you’re a person who wants to know more about yourself, how to work through and overcome unhealthy coping skills and behaviors, find your voice, and practice healthy communication skills, I’m the therapist for you. I work with adolescents (age 10 and up) to people in their early 40’s who need help managing anxiety, depression, family dysfunction, boundaries, and values exploration.
(615) 552-0892 View (615) 552-0892
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Eric Feltman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with individuals to build better lives and relationships. I support individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, men's issues, anger issues, and stress management. For individuals who feel stuck and hopeless, I help provide support, understanding, perspective, and direction. There are so many difficulties in life that are out of our control, and I help individuals develop the resilience to endure the hardships of life.
I enjoy working with individuals to build better lives and relationships. I support individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, men's issues, anger issues, and stress management. For individuals who feel stuck and hopeless, I help provide support, understanding, perspective, and direction. There are so many difficulties in life that are out of our control, and I help individuals develop the resilience to endure the hardships of life.
(423) 561-9127 View (423) 561-9127
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George Mack
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MHSP, NCC
Verified Verified
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901
Greetings, I'm Dr. Mack. After a fulfilling stint in manufacturing, I transitioned to a career where I could harness my innate gift for aiding others. While my practice encompasses a broad spectrum of psychological concerns, my primary focus lies in addressing sexual trauma, sexual-related issues, pain management, and interpersonal challenges. Armed with a Ph.D. in sexology, a master's in clinical psychology, a diverse array of complementary qualifications beyond the psychology realm and certified as an A.A.S.E.T Certified Sex Therapists. , I bring a multifaceted approach to therapy.
Greetings, I'm Dr. Mack. After a fulfilling stint in manufacturing, I transitioned to a career where I could harness my innate gift for aiding others. While my practice encompasses a broad spectrum of psychological concerns, my primary focus lies in addressing sexual trauma, sexual-related issues, pain management, and interpersonal challenges. Armed with a Ph.D. in sexology, a master's in clinical psychology, a diverse array of complementary qualifications beyond the psychology realm and certified as an A.A.S.E.T Certified Sex Therapists. , I bring a multifaceted approach to therapy.
(423) 556-3739 View (423) 556-3739
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Ashley Lynn Bateman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37933  (Online Only)
Finding a best fit counselor to walk alongside you while you set and achieve your goals is the most important part. My approach is genuine, compassionate, and client centered. We will work together to learn more about you, set your goals, and reach your potential. I believe everyone needs an unbiased, nonjudgmental partner to confide in or to overcome hurdles and assist to move towards a goal. Through my practice, I currently provide telehealth (video) counseling only so clients best served will be ages 10 thru adulthood; however, I am able to provide parenting support and coaching to parents of younger children.
Finding a best fit counselor to walk alongside you while you set and achieve your goals is the most important part. My approach is genuine, compassionate, and client centered. We will work together to learn more about you, set your goals, and reach your potential. I believe everyone needs an unbiased, nonjudgmental partner to confide in or to overcome hurdles and assist to move towards a goal. Through my practice, I currently provide telehealth (video) counseling only so clients best served will be ages 10 thru adulthood; however, I am able to provide parenting support and coaching to parents of younger children.
(865) 217-0652 View (865) 217-0652
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Mekenzie Russell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901
As a therapist, I believe in meeting my clients exactly where they are in their healing journey. Ultimately, I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing grief or other life transitions that are having trouble navigating new terrain. I also work with those who may be experiencing anxiety and depression and need assistance in creating coping skills. Additionally, I love to help men and women explore their own attachment style and work through early trauma.
As a therapist, I believe in meeting my clients exactly where they are in their healing journey. Ultimately, I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing grief or other life transitions that are having trouble navigating new terrain. I also work with those who may be experiencing anxiety and depression and need assistance in creating coping skills. Additionally, I love to help men and women explore their own attachment style and work through early trauma.
(865) 401-6453 View (865) 401-6453
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Caitlain Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901
Life happens to everyone without discrimination. Depression, anxiety, addiction, thinking errors, and trauma can find their way into our daily lives and take root. I am committed to providing a safe place for individuals who are ready to move toward healing. My therapeutic approach is compassionate, empathetic, and trauma informed. No two journeys are the same and we will work together to set goals that reflect your journey. All the parts of your story matter and deserve to be heard.
Life happens to everyone without discrimination. Depression, anxiety, addiction, thinking errors, and trauma can find their way into our daily lives and take root. I am committed to providing a safe place for individuals who are ready to move toward healing. My therapeutic approach is compassionate, empathetic, and trauma informed. No two journeys are the same and we will work together to set goals that reflect your journey. All the parts of your story matter and deserve to be heard.
(865) 344-6527 View (865) 344-6527
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Martha Law
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901
My passion is helping clients find what works for them. My heart is focused on helping people with substance use issues, self-esteem, and all kinds of relationships. Do you ever find yourself feeling stuck in these areas or desiring some kind of change? I would love to help guide you to find alternatives and perspective shifts that can help you tackle your problems with increased confidence and curiosity.
My passion is helping clients find what works for them. My heart is focused on helping people with substance use issues, self-esteem, and all kinds of relationships. Do you ever find yourself feeling stuck in these areas or desiring some kind of change? I would love to help guide you to find alternatives and perspective shifts that can help you tackle your problems with increased confidence and curiosity.
(423) 205-6884 View (423) 205-6884
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Makena Hatfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901
Therapy can be intimidating! I believe it's my job to make you feel comfortable and at ease when trying something new. I have experience working with women who are navigating pregnancy, postpartum, parenthood, as well as general life transitions, stress, anxiety, and depression.
Therapy can be intimidating! I believe it's my job to make you feel comfortable and at ease when trying something new. I have experience working with women who are navigating pregnancy, postpartum, parenthood, as well as general life transitions, stress, anxiety, and depression.
(615) 576-3798 View (615) 576-3798
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Patricia Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37901
The healing journey begins with compassion and understanding without judgment. This journey can be a long and tiresome one; don’t walk it alone.
The healing journey begins with compassion and understanding without judgment. This journey can be a long and tiresome one; don’t walk it alone.
(865) 217-7599 View (865) 217-7599

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Number of Therapists in South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
87% Trauma and PTSD
83% Coping Skills
81% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Cigna and Evernorth
62% Aetna
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in South Knoxville, Knoxville?

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.