Therapists in Martin, TN

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Lindsey Hollowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Martin, TN 38237  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Why do I feel this way and why do I react to situations like this? There are answers to these questions and I really enjoy helping people find them! I am not just a passive listener; I enjoy actively helping you build real life action steps to manage your stressors and understand yourself better. I enjoy helping individuals (ages 18+) with depression & anxiety, parenting skills, life transitions, traumatic events, faith based concerns, college life stage, overthinking, and perfectionism. I also have a passion for working with other therapists and will strive to personalize a therapy approach that feels like the best fit for you.
Why do I feel this way and why do I react to situations like this? There are answers to these questions and I really enjoy helping people find them! I am not just a passive listener; I enjoy actively helping you build real life action steps to manage your stressors and understand yourself better. I enjoy helping individuals (ages 18+) with depression & anxiety, parenting skills, life transitions, traumatic events, faith based concerns, college life stage, overthinking, and perfectionism. I also have a passion for working with other therapists and will strive to personalize a therapy approach that feels like the best fit for you.
(731) 257-2341 View (731) 257-2341
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Kisha D. Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Martin, TN 38237
We all have mental health issues at some point in our lives. Traumatic events or life transitions can certainly overwhelm and create crisis in our lives. In therapy sessions we work on issues and emotions that overwhelm like stress, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, abuse and/or neglect or abandonment. Alcohol and drug addiction are common ways that some people try to cope with these emotions. Addiction destroys relationships. Therapy should not be feared. You are not alone. Sessions are confidential and non-judgmental.
We all have mental health issues at some point in our lives. Traumatic events or life transitions can certainly overwhelm and create crisis in our lives. In therapy sessions we work on issues and emotions that overwhelm like stress, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, abuse and/or neglect or abandonment. Alcohol and drug addiction are common ways that some people try to cope with these emotions. Addiction destroys relationships. Therapy should not be feared. You are not alone. Sessions are confidential and non-judgmental.
(731) 599-0073 View (731) 599-0073

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Gina Louise McClure
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LCADC
Verified Verified
Dresden, TN 38225
I am deeply committed to helping individuals who have been affected by substance abuse and addiction; these problems can cause emotional, physical, and cognitive dysfunction. Making it hard for individuals to carry out everyday tasks. My ultimate goal is to bring hope and restoration to the lives and families impacted by substance use and process addiction. With 30 years of experience as a licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, I am equipped with the skills and knowledge to make a significant difference. Furthermore, I am pre-licensed Clinical Mental Health counselor under the supervision of Cinda Gee MS.NCC.LPC/MHSP.
I am deeply committed to helping individuals who have been affected by substance abuse and addiction; these problems can cause emotional, physical, and cognitive dysfunction. Making it hard for individuals to carry out everyday tasks. My ultimate goal is to bring hope and restoration to the lives and families impacted by substance use and process addiction. With 30 years of experience as a licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, I am equipped with the skills and knowledge to make a significant difference. Furthermore, I am pre-licensed Clinical Mental Health counselor under the supervision of Cinda Gee MS.NCC.LPC/MHSP.
(731) 202-4147 View (731) 202-4147

Online Therapists

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Kristi Quattrochi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37043
I do both in-person and telehealth appointments with some evening flexibility. I recently added availability for youth initial and trauma assessments via telehealth for Nebraska. While I have experience working with a variety of ages, my passion involves working with children and adolescents. My areas of experience include trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, RAD, Autism, and SPMI’s, among others. I have worked as a Crisis Therapist as well as ongoing counseling in an office and intensive in-home settings. Recognizing a need for help and reaching out is the first step toward positive changes and a healthier you.
I do both in-person and telehealth appointments with some evening flexibility. I recently added availability for youth initial and trauma assessments via telehealth for Nebraska. While I have experience working with a variety of ages, my passion involves working with children and adolescents. My areas of experience include trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, RAD, Autism, and SPMI’s, among others. I have worked as a Crisis Therapist as well as ongoing counseling in an office and intensive in-home settings. Recognizing a need for help and reaching out is the first step toward positive changes and a healthier you.
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Photo of Elizabeth Sellari, Pre-Licensed Professional in Martin, TN
Elizabeth Sellari
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CHT, RM
Verified Verified
Jackson, TN 38305
The idea of seeking therapy or counseling can be daunting. It can be a difficult decision to make, but here at The Positive Living Group, we will help you find the perfect fit for you. Whether you’re battling anxiety, depression, or would like to join one of our therapy groups, we have something for everyone that is sure to meet your needs.
The idea of seeking therapy or counseling can be daunting. It can be a difficult decision to make, but here at The Positive Living Group, we will help you find the perfect fit for you. Whether you’re battling anxiety, depression, or would like to join one of our therapy groups, we have something for everyone that is sure to meet your needs.
(731) 202-2049 View (731) 202-2049
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Crystal Nyhus
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37043
Shah Rukh Khan - "Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life." I assist individuals, couples, and families in navigating, processing, healing, & overcoming complex life changes, traumas, or specific challenges that impact their lives. I also work with individuals struggling with new or existing TBIs in addition to aiding individuals in finding their purpose in life after major life changes. I have a direct approach with clients which often expedites a client's progress. Specifically, I use CBT, DBT, PCT, Solution Focused Therapy, & Gottman Method to help clients reach their goals.
Shah Rukh Khan - "Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life." I assist individuals, couples, and families in navigating, processing, healing, & overcoming complex life changes, traumas, or specific challenges that impact their lives. I also work with individuals struggling with new or existing TBIs in addition to aiding individuals in finding their purpose in life after major life changes. I have a direct approach with clients which often expedites a client's progress. Specifically, I use CBT, DBT, PCT, Solution Focused Therapy, & Gottman Method to help clients reach their goals.
(931) 740-1384 View (931) 740-1384
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Renee Ingham
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somerville, TN 38068  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
TELE-HEALTH AVAILABLE! Getting the right help at the right time can make all the difference. Many wait far too long to seek help with significant problems. My work as a Marriage and Family Therapist is a privilege. I am always impressed by the courage and love shown by the individuals and families that I encounter. To be invited to share in hopes, dreams, and struggles is truly a gift - one which I do not take lightly.
TELE-HEALTH AVAILABLE! Getting the right help at the right time can make all the difference. Many wait far too long to seek help with significant problems. My work as a Marriage and Family Therapist is a privilege. I am always impressed by the courage and love shown by the individuals and families that I encounter. To be invited to share in hopes, dreams, and struggles is truly a gift - one which I do not take lightly.
(901) 641-1118 View (901) 641-1118
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Rebecca Gregory at LifeWorks Resources LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jackson, TN 38301
Have you pushed negative feelings down, just to have them come up at the wrong times? Are you to feeling stuck and alone? Are you so preoccupied with all that's going on that you can't be present for others. Do you recognize you are struggling, but do you even have the energy to work on things? You already feel tired and stressed. Will therapy even help? (If you found this profile from outside of our area, we offer telehealth throughout TN)
Have you pushed negative feelings down, just to have them come up at the wrong times? Are you to feeling stuck and alone? Are you so preoccupied with all that's going on that you can't be present for others. Do you recognize you are struggling, but do you even have the energy to work on things? You already feel tired and stressed. Will therapy even help? (If you found this profile from outside of our area, we offer telehealth throughout TN)
(731) 540-0041 View (731) 540-0041
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Crystal Louise Woods
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Memphis, TN 38127
Life is something we can only control to a certain degree. Isn't that the part we hate? If you are struggling to reach fulfillment and goals in your life, due to anxiety, stress, trauma, parenting concerns, or simply challenging life turns, it's time to get therapy started and gain the outcomes you desire. Your story doesn't have to continue with hope deferred. Hope is not just around you, hope is yours.
Life is something we can only control to a certain degree. Isn't that the part we hate? If you are struggling to reach fulfillment and goals in your life, due to anxiety, stress, trauma, parenting concerns, or simply challenging life turns, it's time to get therapy started and gain the outcomes you desire. Your story doesn't have to continue with hope deferred. Hope is not just around you, hope is yours.
(901) 665-3008 View (901) 665-3008
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Lauren Brownstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Cordova, TN 38018
When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. It is my life passion to bring healing to those who have been through a traumatic experience. I help my clients achieve a healthy perception of themselves as well as their relationships with others in order for them to live a life where they can feel whole and safe.
When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. It is my life passion to bring healing to those who have been through a traumatic experience. I help my clients achieve a healthy perception of themselves as well as their relationships with others in order for them to live a life where they can feel whole and safe.
(901) 676-8928 View (901) 676-8928
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Mary Laremore
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LMSW, LADACII, CPRS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37040  (Online Only)
I am Licensed as a Master Social Worker, Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. I found my niche in counseling in addiction and recovery. I know the struggle. The desire to change but nothing and no-one who understands the pain and cravings. You have been faithfully looking for help. Look no further because you have found the help you have prayed for. Spiritual and physical needs are addressed in a practical way to support you.
I am Licensed as a Master Social Worker, Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. I found my niche in counseling in addiction and recovery. I know the struggle. The desire to change but nothing and no-one who understands the pain and cravings. You have been faithfully looking for help. Look no further because you have found the help you have prayed for. Spiritual and physical needs are addressed in a practical way to support you.
(931) 202-9028 View (931) 202-9028
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Miranda Lawton Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Dickson, TN 37055  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself overwhelmed with a racing heart that seems unable to stop? Maybe you feel like you are constantly living in a fight or flight mode and don't feel safe enough to live in your present body. Perhaps you simply feel stuck and unable to regulate your unknown feelings. Maybe you have some shame over the past. I want to work with you! Thank you for taking this first, brave step towards putting yourself first. Whether you know you have lived a life of trauma or maybe you don't understand why you feel the way you do, I can't wait to work with you on living your best life.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed with a racing heart that seems unable to stop? Maybe you feel like you are constantly living in a fight or flight mode and don't feel safe enough to live in your present body. Perhaps you simply feel stuck and unable to regulate your unknown feelings. Maybe you have some shame over the past. I want to work with you! Thank you for taking this first, brave step towards putting yourself first. Whether you know you have lived a life of trauma or maybe you don't understand why you feel the way you do, I can't wait to work with you on living your best life.
(615) 437-4862 View (615) 437-4862
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Jarita M. Pittman
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
Cordova, TN 38016
I am here as a support in your time of need. I understand that life itself brings so many unexpected obstacles that you simply need "someone else to assist you during that time of fog in your life". Fortunately, for you I am that person if you allow me. We can work together to navigate through those troublesome times. My goal is for you to live your "Best Life". I want you to gain the skills to begin with a Better Life, next Good Life and ultimately your "Best Life" utilizing all acquired positive skills to Manage!
I am here as a support in your time of need. I understand that life itself brings so many unexpected obstacles that you simply need "someone else to assist you during that time of fog in your life". Fortunately, for you I am that person if you allow me. We can work together to navigate through those troublesome times. My goal is for you to live your "Best Life". I want you to gain the skills to begin with a Better Life, next Good Life and ultimately your "Best Life" utilizing all acquired positive skills to Manage!
(901) 682-6136 x206 View (901) 682-6136 x206
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Brandi Richmond
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CTP
Verified Verified
Jackson, TN 38305
Let’s work together to achieve your goals both internally and externally. Together we can discuss what’s important concerning your thoughts, feelings and actions while achieving all goals. I have experience working with Individuals, family/couples, trauma victims, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, anger management and personality disorders. When working with families, together we will improve communication skills, develop effective strategies for conflict resolution and embrace a plan for building a deeper family connection.
Let’s work together to achieve your goals both internally and externally. Together we can discuss what’s important concerning your thoughts, feelings and actions while achieving all goals. I have experience working with Individuals, family/couples, trauma victims, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, anger management and personality disorders. When working with families, together we will improve communication skills, develop effective strategies for conflict resolution and embrace a plan for building a deeper family connection.
(731) 503-3159 View (731) 503-3159
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Nesha McMullen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Greenfield, TN 38230
Hi! I'm Nesha McMullen, a clinician dedicated to supporting individuals on their journeys towards improved well-being. I have experience working with individuals facing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, and trauma. I truly believe in each individual's inherent capacity for resilience and healing. I am dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing space where individuals feel empowered to explore their emotions and experiences. I look forward to offering you my support, guidance, and compassion as you embark on a path towards healing and growth.
Hi! I'm Nesha McMullen, a clinician dedicated to supporting individuals on their journeys towards improved well-being. I have experience working with individuals facing a variety of challenges such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, and trauma. I truly believe in each individual's inherent capacity for resilience and healing. I am dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing space where individuals feel empowered to explore their emotions and experiences. I look forward to offering you my support, guidance, and compassion as you embark on a path towards healing and growth.
(731) 251-4850 View (731) 251-4850
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Christina True
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37043
Are you dealing with difficulty making choices that are right for your life? Have you been struggling with anxious thoughts or feelings? I am here to help support you and collaborate with you on your journey to healing. Whether you're facing difficulties with childhood trauma, anxious thoughts, or challenges with relationship building, I am here to support you along the way. I work with you to create realistic goals that allow you to reach the milestones that you have laid out. I offer in-person and Telehealth services.
Are you dealing with difficulty making choices that are right for your life? Have you been struggling with anxious thoughts or feelings? I am here to help support you and collaborate with you on your journey to healing. Whether you're facing difficulties with childhood trauma, anxious thoughts, or challenges with relationship building, I am here to support you along the way. I work with you to create realistic goals that allow you to reach the milestones that you have laid out. I offer in-person and Telehealth services.
(615) 285-6822 View (615) 285-6822
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Sunrise Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37040
At Sunrise Counseling, we prioritize your well-being, offering a serene, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment. We understand that seeking counseling is a significant decision, and in life's challenges, we all may require extra support. Whether facing daily struggles, life events, crises, or uncharted emotional difficulties, our professional counseling provides unbiased guidance and support to help you navigate and resolve your emotional concerns.
At Sunrise Counseling, we prioritize your well-being, offering a serene, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment. We understand that seeking counseling is a significant decision, and in life's challenges, we all may require extra support. Whether facing daily struggles, life events, crises, or uncharted emotional difficulties, our professional counseling provides unbiased guidance and support to help you navigate and resolve your emotional concerns.
(931) 557-9249 View (931) 557-9249
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Cravens Behavioral Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Henderson, TN 38340
After years of providing behavioral health services, I am honored to say that my clients have taught me as much as I hopefully have helped them. Through my education and learning from my clients, I have become better equipped to help adults needing and wanting to grow in a number of arenas. I am a LPC/MHSP, LMFT, National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Approved Counseling Supervisor in the state of Tennessee. I have worked with adults struggling with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety disorders, behavioral disorders, chronic illness, depression, grief, infidelity, and sexual concerns.
After years of providing behavioral health services, I am honored to say that my clients have taught me as much as I hopefully have helped them. Through my education and learning from my clients, I have become better equipped to help adults needing and wanting to grow in a number of arenas. I am a LPC/MHSP, LMFT, National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Approved Counseling Supervisor in the state of Tennessee. I have worked with adults struggling with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety disorders, behavioral disorders, chronic illness, depression, grief, infidelity, and sexual concerns.
(731) 251-3935 View (731) 251-3935
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Brittney Ervin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC, MHSP, (temp)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clarksville, TN 37040
Waitlist for new clients
Are you finding yourself feeling stuck? Maybe it’s a career, a relationship, the monotony of daily routines, or even feeling trapped internally. No matter how hard you try, you just cannot seem to move forward. This feeling is preventing you from growth, the ability to connect, and is most likely causing pain and confusion. Although these experiences are common, how we choose to deal with them is critical towards creating a meaningful and positive life. My desire is to help you discover that you are more than your problems and the roadblock that is in front of you can be moved with help.
Are you finding yourself feeling stuck? Maybe it’s a career, a relationship, the monotony of daily routines, or even feeling trapped internally. No matter how hard you try, you just cannot seem to move forward. This feeling is preventing you from growth, the ability to connect, and is most likely causing pain and confusion. Although these experiences are common, how we choose to deal with them is critical towards creating a meaningful and positive life. My desire is to help you discover that you are more than your problems and the roadblock that is in front of you can be moved with help.
(931) 340-6378 View (931) 340-6378
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Dr. Kristy Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cordova, TN 38018
It is easy to become overwhelmed with daily hassles and unexpected stressors. Life can be challenging and the stress can be hard to manage at times. You have taken the first step to gain control of your worries and add joy and fulfillment to your life. I can help you explore ways to minimize stress, decrease depressive symptoms, and find a healthy balance in life.
It is easy to become overwhelmed with daily hassles and unexpected stressors. Life can be challenging and the stress can be hard to manage at times. You have taken the first step to gain control of your worries and add joy and fulfillment to your life. I can help you explore ways to minimize stress, decrease depressive symptoms, and find a healthy balance in life.
(901) 459-2295 View (901) 459-2295

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Number of Therapists in Martin, TN

< 10

Therapists in Martin, TN who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Parenting
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Martin, TN see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

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How can I find a therapist in Martin?

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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.