Therapists in Lakeland, TN

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Tina Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, TN 38002  (Online Only)
Welcome! Are you struggling with a life issue, or looking for clarity about something? Even positive life transitions can be accompanied with anxiety or stress. Do you feel invisible? Would you like to develop healthier relationships? Are you known as the "strong one" or the "go to" person in your family or social circle? Do you have a hard time finding reasons to have hope or joy?
Welcome! Are you struggling with a life issue, or looking for clarity about something? Even positive life transitions can be accompanied with anxiety or stress. Do you feel invisible? Would you like to develop healthier relationships? Are you known as the "strong one" or the "go to" person in your family or social circle? Do you have a hard time finding reasons to have hope or joy?
(901) 660-8097 View (901) 660-8097
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David M. Nabea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakeland, TN 38002  (Online Only)
Being human is hard! Living in the current world with all its complexities is even harder; thus, the need to talk to someone at some point, about something, has become inevitable. All our sessions are conducted via Telehealth while maintaining the nurture, care, professionalism and the listening ear you need in order to help resolve the presenting issues - be they marital, parental or individual. I have a very specific interest in couples but also enjoy treating mood disorders using an amalgamation of evidence-based modalities and inner child work for certain presentations. Either way, the client drives the process.
Being human is hard! Living in the current world with all its complexities is even harder; thus, the need to talk to someone at some point, about something, has become inevitable. All our sessions are conducted via Telehealth while maintaining the nurture, care, professionalism and the listening ear you need in order to help resolve the presenting issues - be they marital, parental or individual. I have a very specific interest in couples but also enjoy treating mood disorders using an amalgamation of evidence-based modalities and inner child work for certain presentations. Either way, the client drives the process.
(808) 698-7725 View (808) 698-7725
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Sarah Berger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lakeland, TN 38002  (Online Only)
I have worked with people of all ages ranging from children to the elderly, with more focus devoted to those in their late teen s - mid - life stages . I specialize in working with anxiety, anger management, ADHD, stress management, improving relationships and communication, navigating life transitions, and parenting challenges. I have considerable experience supporting LGBTQIA individuals and helping them to navigate the challenges they may encounter with family, friends, or community. I also have worked extensively with parents on navigating challenging childhood behaviors and teenage puberty.
I have worked with people of all ages ranging from children to the elderly, with more focus devoted to those in their late teen s - mid - life stages . I specialize in working with anxiety, anger management, ADHD, stress management, improving relationships and communication, navigating life transitions, and parenting challenges. I have considerable experience supporting LGBTQIA individuals and helping them to navigate the challenges they may encounter with family, friends, or community. I also have worked extensively with parents on navigating challenging childhood behaviors and teenage puberty.
(901) 910-0702 View (901) 910-0702
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Mary Beth Wiggins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakeland, TN 38002
I am a clinical social worker who has been in private practice for twenty five years. I work with clients of all ages to encourage them to know more about themselves and live more authentic lives. I believe that in therapy clients need to experience a comfortable setting in which to address issues of all kinds.
I am a clinical social worker who has been in private practice for twenty five years. I work with clients of all ages to encourage them to know more about themselves and live more authentic lives. I believe that in therapy clients need to experience a comfortable setting in which to address issues of all kinds.
(901) 290-4082 View (901) 290-4082
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Keith B Fussell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC-S, MHSP, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Lakeland, TN 38002
I have been a professional counselor and marriage and family therapist for 30 years. I am excited to sit down with couples, families and individuals and work to make problems better. I incorporate humor in my therapy. Things don't have to stay the same. Christian principles can be applied if desired. Couple and family communication is one of my specialties. Keith completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I also am an approved supervisor for candidates for the LPC-MHSP. Keith is also a National Certified Counselor and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marital & Family Therapy.
I have been a professional counselor and marriage and family therapist for 30 years. I am excited to sit down with couples, families and individuals and work to make problems better. I incorporate humor in my therapy. Things don't have to stay the same. Christian principles can be applied if desired. Couple and family communication is one of my specialties. Keith completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I also am an approved supervisor for candidates for the LPC-MHSP. Keith is also a National Certified Counselor and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marital & Family Therapy.
(901) 235-2988 View (901) 235-2988
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Brittany Alyssa Payne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Lakeland, TN 38002  (Online Only)
Hello! My passion is helping people, and I count myself lucky to have the ability to show up to work every day and do what I love. I specialize in teen and young adult clientele. I have a wide range of experience in treating a variety of individuals, including those with depression, anxiety, disordered eating, trauma, substance use, and many others.
Hello! My passion is helping people, and I count myself lucky to have the ability to show up to work every day and do what I love. I specialize in teen and young adult clientele. I have a wide range of experience in treating a variety of individuals, including those with depression, anxiety, disordered eating, trauma, substance use, and many others.
(901) 657-3952 View (901) 657-3952
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Alysha Stella
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, TN 38002
Accepting New Clients - The brain is absolutely fascinating and I believe that the more one learns about the brain and the way it functions, the more optimal life can be. Understanding how you think and function is an important guide to helping clients. You are so much more than your struggles with addiction, relationships, coping skills, or medical diagnoses. I am here to listen and work collaboratively with you to make the steps to improve your life and well-being. I have experience with a variety of populations and make it a priority to operate in a culturally sensitive and aware approach.
Accepting New Clients - The brain is absolutely fascinating and I believe that the more one learns about the brain and the way it functions, the more optimal life can be. Understanding how you think and function is an important guide to helping clients. You are so much more than your struggles with addiction, relationships, coping skills, or medical diagnoses. I am here to listen and work collaboratively with you to make the steps to improve your life and well-being. I have experience with a variety of populations and make it a priority to operate in a culturally sensitive and aware approach.
(901) 617-7212 View (901) 617-7212
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Shelby Saliba-Rogers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, TN 38002
I work well with clients whom are finding it difficult to move through life transitions due to symptoms of anxiety or depression. Sometimes, when facing numerous adversities, this can make sustaining responsibilities and values very difficult. If you are feeling like there is an unexplainable void that prevents you from expressing freely your authentic self, then I am the right therapist for you. I thrive in an environment that assists clients in rediscovery of self through increasing mindfulness, purpose of life, and clarifying values that ignite commitment towards self-transformation.
I work well with clients whom are finding it difficult to move through life transitions due to symptoms of anxiety or depression. Sometimes, when facing numerous adversities, this can make sustaining responsibilities and values very difficult. If you are feeling like there is an unexplainable void that prevents you from expressing freely your authentic self, then I am the right therapist for you. I thrive in an environment that assists clients in rediscovery of self through increasing mindfulness, purpose of life, and clarifying values that ignite commitment towards self-transformation.
(901) 582-7025 View (901) 582-7025
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Aubrey Noble
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP, CCTP, CCATP
Verified Verified
Lakeland, TN 38002
Not accepting new clients
If you are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, major life change(s), relationship issues, grief, or other emotional concerns I am here to listen and help guide you. Major life events and trauma can negatively impact life if not addressed. A space to work through those experiences is needed; someone who can help make sense of things and give you the tools you need. If you want to work through past experiences so they no longer control your life, better understand yourself, make positive changes in your life, build better relationships, or just need someone to listen and offer hope and understanding please reach out
If you are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, trauma, major life change(s), relationship issues, grief, or other emotional concerns I am here to listen and help guide you. Major life events and trauma can negatively impact life if not addressed. A space to work through those experiences is needed; someone who can help make sense of things and give you the tools you need. If you want to work through past experiences so they no longer control your life, better understand yourself, make positive changes in your life, build better relationships, or just need someone to listen and offer hope and understanding please reach out
(901) 545-2611 View (901) 545-2611
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Shelley Spence
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, TN 38002  (Online Only)
I help parents meet the needs of their challenging children and teens. As a Play Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, I provide therapy for children, teens, and young adults, and equip parents with strategic skills and techniques to help them go from merely surviving to thriving...all within a judgment -free environment. I offer online sessions, so you can get the help you need from the comfort of your home!
I help parents meet the needs of their challenging children and teens. As a Play Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, I provide therapy for children, teens, and young adults, and equip parents with strategic skills and techniques to help them go from merely surviving to thriving...all within a judgment -free environment. I offer online sessions, so you can get the help you need from the comfort of your home!
(901) 460-3294 View (901) 460-3294
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Rylee Tillman
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, NCAC II, LPC, MHSP T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, TN 38002
Have you ever experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, mood swings or perhaps a little of all four? I can help you manage these symptoms by providing you with the tools to work towards your goals in a relaxing, non-judgmental setting. Additionally, I specialize in those struggling with any type of addiction. I have a passion and personal experience working with first responders. I enjoy and have experience working with people of all ages. I'd love to work with you and help you reach your goals.
Have you ever experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, mood swings or perhaps a little of all four? I can help you manage these symptoms by providing you with the tools to work towards your goals in a relaxing, non-judgmental setting. Additionally, I specialize in those struggling with any type of addiction. I have a passion and personal experience working with first responders. I enjoy and have experience working with people of all ages. I'd love to work with you and help you reach your goals.
(901) 472-3998 View (901) 472-3998
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Suanna Kay Cummings
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSE, LPCMHSP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Lakeland, TN 38002
We all pass through stages in life that challenge us with difficult and untimely struggles. Sometimes these struggles are better met with a team approach. You don't have to face them alone. It is often difficult to take a first step toward help, yet, here you are, taking your first step, and that is a good thing. I would be happy take the next step with you and offer you a safe place where you can explore that next step.
We all pass through stages in life that challenge us with difficult and untimely struggles. Sometimes these struggles are better met with a team approach. You don't have to face them alone. It is often difficult to take a first step toward help, yet, here you are, taking your first step, and that is a good thing. I would be happy take the next step with you and offer you a safe place where you can explore that next step.
(731) 503-3190 View (731) 503-3190
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Jim Schlinsog
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, TN 38002
You're holding it together, so far. You hope others don’t realize how nervous or out of place you feel. Constantly tired and just getting through the day is hard. Instead of enjoying the life that comes from your hard work, you isolated yourself from family or look for comfort in the bottom of a bottle. You're restless, irritable, and tired of feeling like a failure and wondering what the hell is going on inside of you. You want real, meaningful change in your life and for your family. You just want to feel happy, but anxiety and depression keep you tied up in knots. It's time to be finished with that chapter and start a new one.
You're holding it together, so far. You hope others don’t realize how nervous or out of place you feel. Constantly tired and just getting through the day is hard. Instead of enjoying the life that comes from your hard work, you isolated yourself from family or look for comfort in the bottom of a bottle. You're restless, irritable, and tired of feeling like a failure and wondering what the hell is going on inside of you. You want real, meaningful change in your life and for your family. You just want to feel happy, but anxiety and depression keep you tied up in knots. It's time to be finished with that chapter and start a new one.
(901) 586-0605 View (901) 586-0605

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Mekel S. Harris
Psychologist, PhD, HSP, NCSP, PMH-C, CAGCS
Verified Verified
Arlington, TN 38002
Are you (or your child or adolescent) feeling irritable or tired? Are you having trouble sleeping, concentrating, or simply making it through each day? Perhaps those in your household are wrestling with feelings of anger, sadness, anxiety, or social isolation. First and foremost, you aren't alone. And believe it or not, what you or your family members are struggling with may be rooted in grief and loss, trauma, or even shame. Environmental stress, the death of a loved one, changes in physical health, divorce or relationship loss, and day-to-day life transitions can thrust anyone into an emotional and physical tailspin.
Are you (or your child or adolescent) feeling irritable or tired? Are you having trouble sleeping, concentrating, or simply making it through each day? Perhaps those in your household are wrestling with feelings of anger, sadness, anxiety, or social isolation. First and foremost, you aren't alone. And believe it or not, what you or your family members are struggling with may be rooted in grief and loss, trauma, or even shame. Environmental stress, the death of a loved one, changes in physical health, divorce or relationship loss, and day-to-day life transitions can thrust anyone into an emotional and physical tailspin.
(901) 545-2605 View (901) 545-2605
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Logan Golden- Golden Elevation Counseling
LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Arlington, TN 38002
Greetings! My name is Logan, and it is a pleasure for me to assist you along your therapeutic journey. As a compassionate and dedicated therapist, I specialize in providing a safe and supportive space for individuals seeking to navigate life's challenges and cultivate personal growth. With a client-centered approach, I tailor my therapeutic techniques to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking self-exploration, I am here to offer guidance, encouragement, and practical tools to help you thrive. Let’s get it!
Greetings! My name is Logan, and it is a pleasure for me to assist you along your therapeutic journey. As a compassionate and dedicated therapist, I specialize in providing a safe and supportive space for individuals seeking to navigate life's challenges and cultivate personal growth. With a client-centered approach, I tailor my therapeutic techniques to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking self-exploration, I am here to offer guidance, encouragement, and practical tools to help you thrive. Let’s get it!
(901) 460-3577 View (901) 460-3577
Photo of Ashley Higginbottom, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ashley Higginbottom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, TN 38002  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Reaching out to begin therapy is the first step in your journey to mental wellness and it is something to be acknowledged and appreciated. I strive to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and unbiased space for clients to explore feelings, vent frustrations, and heal. I enjoy working with clients on making self love a priority, discovering one’s true self, setting boundaries, creating healthy attachments, and forming effective communication skills. I have experience working with clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and adjustment disorder.
Reaching out to begin therapy is the first step in your journey to mental wellness and it is something to be acknowledged and appreciated. I strive to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and unbiased space for clients to explore feelings, vent frustrations, and heal. I enjoy working with clients on making self love a priority, discovering one’s true self, setting boundaries, creating healthy attachments, and forming effective communication skills. I have experience working with clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and adjustment disorder.
(901) 390-5625 View (901) 390-5625
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Brittney Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arlington, TN 38002
My passion is to help people recognize their inner strength so that they can reach their goals. I believe that by finding the intrinsic power that is within all of us we can experience renewed hope and motivation. I believe strongly in the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I work with clients to become aware of this connection and learn how to take control over their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the process. I hold my perinatal mental health certification and enjoy working with clients from the initial desire to start a family, and the challenges that might bring, through the postpartum period.
My passion is to help people recognize their inner strength so that they can reach their goals. I believe that by finding the intrinsic power that is within all of us we can experience renewed hope and motivation. I believe strongly in the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I work with clients to become aware of this connection and learn how to take control over their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the process. I hold my perinatal mental health certification and enjoy working with clients from the initial desire to start a family, and the challenges that might bring, through the postpartum period.
(901) 203-4963 View (901) 203-4963
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Stephanie Pullium
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Arlington, TN 38002
I am passionate about working with adolescents and adults to support hope and healing during difficult times. I believe in meeting clients where they are and using a collaborative approach to ensure clients are able to progress towards their specific goals. I have experience working with clients who are experiencing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma symptoms, relationship issues and various life transitions and stressors. I understand everyone’s needs are different and use a variety of evidence-based modalities to shape the therapeutic process to best meet the client’s needs.
I am passionate about working with adolescents and adults to support hope and healing during difficult times. I believe in meeting clients where they are and using a collaborative approach to ensure clients are able to progress towards their specific goals. I have experience working with clients who are experiencing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma symptoms, relationship issues and various life transitions and stressors. I understand everyone’s needs are different and use a variety of evidence-based modalities to shape the therapeutic process to best meet the client’s needs.
(901) 657-4492 View (901) 657-4492
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Light Bulb Counseling & Consulting: Janee' Winbush
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Brunswick, TN 38014  (Online Only)
It takes courage to own your story and narrate it for the very first time. I enjoy helping clients make sense of their life stories. Let's discover how those narratives drive your current thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We can collaboratively work to create new meanings for those old stories using components of cognitive-behavioral, timeline, attachment based, and narrative therapies. I am also trained in Level One Gottman therapy for marriage and couples' issues. I am here to support and empower you as you take those first steps towards change.
It takes courage to own your story and narrate it for the very first time. I enjoy helping clients make sense of their life stories. Let's discover how those narratives drive your current thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. We can collaboratively work to create new meanings for those old stories using components of cognitive-behavioral, timeline, attachment based, and narrative therapies. I am also trained in Level One Gottman therapy for marriage and couples' issues. I am here to support and empower you as you take those first steps towards change.
(901) 676-8671 View (901) 676-8671
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Dr. Jennifer Godlove
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Arlington, TN 38002  (Online Only)
Life can get hard. We help you get unstuck. Given the last few years, we know that most people are experiencing challenges, but don’t always know where to go for help. We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat mood disorders, substance addictions, and pain management so you can live free. Let us guide you to finding your joy!
Life can get hard. We help you get unstuck. Given the last few years, we know that most people are experiencing challenges, but don’t always know where to go for help. We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat mood disorders, substance addictions, and pain management so you can live free. Let us guide you to finding your joy!
(901) 582-7319 View (901) 582-7319

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lakeland, TN

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Lakeland, TN who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
77% Relationship Issues
77% Depression
69% Coping Skills
69% Self Esteem
69% Life Transitions
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Other
56% Aetna

How Therapists in Lakeland, TN see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lakeland?

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.