Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Photo of Kara Guindin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Kara Guindin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
I believe in the innate capacity and sacred art of healing through connection- connection with others and connection within ourselves. I am passionate about providing a space that feels safe and soothing where you can feel seen and heard without judgment or feeling the need to say or do “the right thing.” My clients are often adults who have experienced trauma or are navigating concerns such as transitions into parenthood, depression, anxiety, or interpersonal issues. I utilize a combination of approaches to help process painful experiences, explore new coping strategies, and increase resources to help you heal.
I believe in the innate capacity and sacred art of healing through connection- connection with others and connection within ourselves. I am passionate about providing a space that feels safe and soothing where you can feel seen and heard without judgment or feeling the need to say or do “the right thing.” My clients are often adults who have experienced trauma or are navigating concerns such as transitions into parenthood, depression, anxiety, or interpersonal issues. I utilize a combination of approaches to help process painful experiences, explore new coping strategies, and increase resources to help you heal.
(615) 551-3950 View (615) 551-3950
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Angela Moscheo Benson
MDiv, MEd
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
I began counseling in New York when I was working as a chaplain during graduate school. I began in community centers, hospitals and prisons. During that time I discovered I have a genuine connection and desire to work with people suffering from the disease of addiction. When I returned to Nashville (the city of my birth), I began teaching middle school and high school, primarily with underserved populations. There I found that same connection with hard to reach youth, adolescents and their families. It is my sincere goal to help individuals, couples and families find a path to mental and emotional health and serenity.
I began counseling in New York when I was working as a chaplain during graduate school. I began in community centers, hospitals and prisons. During that time I discovered I have a genuine connection and desire to work with people suffering from the disease of addiction. When I returned to Nashville (the city of my birth), I began teaching middle school and high school, primarily with underserved populations. There I found that same connection with hard to reach youth, adolescents and their families. It is my sincere goal to help individuals, couples and families find a path to mental and emotional health and serenity.
(615) 235-6664 View (615) 235-6664
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Haley Kisner
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT
Verified
Nashville, TN 37209
I am dedicated to helping adolescents, adults, and couples navigate life's challenges and find healing and growth. I value a collaborative and strengths-based approach to counseling, and believe in tailoring my therapeutic methods to address each client's unique needs. I am passionate about helping clients with trauma and attachment related issues, relationship challenges and family of origin issues, life transitions, grief and loss, self-esteem, identity exploration, depression, anxiety, OCD, and other mood disorders.
I am dedicated to helping adolescents, adults, and couples navigate life's challenges and find healing and growth. I value a collaborative and strengths-based approach to counseling, and believe in tailoring my therapeutic methods to address each client's unique needs. I am passionate about helping clients with trauma and attachment related issues, relationship challenges and family of origin issues, life transitions, grief and loss, self-esteem, identity exploration, depression, anxiety, OCD, and other mood disorders.
(615) 709-7066 x8 View (615) 709-7066 x8
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Nashville Collaborative Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Nashville, TN 37228
Nashville Collaborative Counseling Center is a group practice of mental healthcare therapists and helping professionals committed to creating spaces of accessibility, healing, and justice for our clients and the communities in which we serve. We also have a speciality practice within NCCC called Mamaya Health (UHC Community Plan (TN Medicaid) geared towards women who are pregnant and/or postpartum. Our interns within this program have expertise in maternal mental health, as well as focused consultation & supervision to provide you with specialized care at a time when you need it most.
Nashville Collaborative Counseling Center is a group practice of mental healthcare therapists and helping professionals committed to creating spaces of accessibility, healing, and justice for our clients and the communities in which we serve. We also have a speciality practice within NCCC called Mamaya Health (UHC Community Plan (TN Medicaid) geared towards women who are pregnant and/or postpartum. Our interns within this program have expertise in maternal mental health, as well as focused consultation & supervision to provide you with specialized care at a time when you need it most.
(615) 258-6519 View (615) 258-6519
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Ginger Lynn Abolins
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MTS
Verified
Nashville, TN 37216
Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Struggling with hurts from your past? Want to develop healthy ways to handle stress? I help clients find relief from anxiety, heal from past trauma, and experience freedom from unhealthy ways of coping. I want to help you discover the “life worth living” as you define it. I aim to support my clients in moving from “talking” about their struggles to an ability to build the skills and make choices to move through them.
Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Struggling with hurts from your past? Want to develop healthy ways to handle stress? I help clients find relief from anxiety, heal from past trauma, and experience freedom from unhealthy ways of coping. I want to help you discover the “life worth living” as you define it. I aim to support my clients in moving from “talking” about their struggles to an ability to build the skills and make choices to move through them.
(615) 787-3396 View (615) 787-3396
Photo of Rob Rickman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Rob Rickman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-MHS
Verified
11 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
The decision to begin therapy takes courage and a desire to improve one’s life. Having the support of a trusted and trained helper can make a significant difference through the myriad challenges we encounter. No matter what you are going through, I have years of experience helping people cultivate more fulfilling lives through evidence-based treatment. If you want to pursue growth & healthy goals, we would work well together. I am also highly motivated to provide a safe space for people in the Queer, Trans, Black, Latinx, Asian, Indian, Jewish, Muslim, immigrant, atheist, agnostic & other diverse communities. You are welcome here.
The decision to begin therapy takes courage and a desire to improve one’s life. Having the support of a trusted and trained helper can make a significant difference through the myriad challenges we encounter. No matter what you are going through, I have years of experience helping people cultivate more fulfilling lives through evidence-based treatment. If you want to pursue growth & healthy goals, we would work well together. I am also highly motivated to provide a safe space for people in the Queer, Trans, Black, Latinx, Asian, Indian, Jewish, Muslim, immigrant, atheist, agnostic & other diverse communities. You are welcome here.
(615) 645-2754 View (615) 645-2754
Photo of Mark Diddens, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Mark Diddens, LMSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
I treat clients who seek to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how they relate to the world around them. Learn skills to help you build a life that aligns with your core values. Master relationships, and begin to flourish toward your personal and professional goals. I use a client-centered, strengths-based approach, to help clients realize their full potential, and to learn how to overcome stress and anxiety.
I treat clients who seek to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how they relate to the world around them. Learn skills to help you build a life that aligns with your core values. Master relationships, and begin to flourish toward your personal and professional goals. I use a client-centered, strengths-based approach, to help clients realize their full potential, and to learn how to overcome stress and anxiety.
(615) 434-8534 View (615) 434-8534
Photo of Michelle Coyne, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Michelle Coyne
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Waitlist for new clients
As a somatic psychotherapist, I use a combination of body-based and traditional talk therapies to help clients live more fully. My passion is working with clients who are struggling with the effects of trauma including anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and relationship difficulties. Somatic Experiencing (SE) is my foundational lens while utilizing other evidenced based treatments including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Experiential, and Adjunct to 12-Step. I view therapy as a collaborative process and see myself as a guide in helping my clients find their unique ability to address their struggles.
As a somatic psychotherapist, I use a combination of body-based and traditional talk therapies to help clients live more fully. My passion is working with clients who are struggling with the effects of trauma including anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and relationship difficulties. Somatic Experiencing (SE) is my foundational lens while utilizing other evidenced based treatments including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Experiential, and Adjunct to 12-Step. I view therapy as a collaborative process and see myself as a guide in helping my clients find their unique ability to address their struggles.
(615) 987-0970 View (615) 987-0970
Photo of Amy Eller, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Amy Eller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37206
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel like you are not living your best life? Have you been going through the motions and believe there might be another way? Would it be easier to explore this journey with an affirming and non-judgmental therapist? Trained as a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the Behavioral Health field, I bring a person-centered, strengths-based, and gentle style to help individuals and couples achieve their healthiest relationships and interactive styles. My primary specialty areas include anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+.
Do you feel like you are not living your best life? Have you been going through the motions and believe there might be another way? Would it be easier to explore this journey with an affirming and non-judgmental therapist? Trained as a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the Behavioral Health field, I bring a person-centered, strengths-based, and gentle style to help individuals and couples achieve their healthiest relationships and interactive styles. My primary specialty areas include anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+.
(615) 667-8516 View (615) 667-8516
Photo of Tonya Mills, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Tonya Mills
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC-, MHSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
If you feel you sometimes get in the way of your own happiness, or find yourself repeating relationship patterns that are ineffective, I may be a good fit for you. Whether the difficulty is past trauma or present circumstances, I enjoy working with individuals who long to create a healthier connection with themselves and others. Disconnectedness can result in anxiety, isolation, depression or addiction. I understand the panic and fear that surfaces when my clients have been hurt by themselves or by those they love the most. I create a safe space for them to process difficult experiences, while learning to live a more fulfilled life
If you feel you sometimes get in the way of your own happiness, or find yourself repeating relationship patterns that are ineffective, I may be a good fit for you. Whether the difficulty is past trauma or present circumstances, I enjoy working with individuals who long to create a healthier connection with themselves and others. Disconnectedness can result in anxiety, isolation, depression or addiction. I understand the panic and fear that surfaces when my clients have been hurt by themselves or by those they love the most. I create a safe space for them to process difficult experiences, while learning to live a more fulfilled life
(615) 307-4123 View (615) 307-4123
Photo of Dodge Rea, Psychologist in Nashville, TN
Dodge Rea
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
It has been said that a good therapist is much more gardener than mechanic. I love this statement because it captures something too often missed by counselors and clients alike: We are here not to "fix" you but to help you gently prune away the old parts of you that no longer serve. Feel the difference? Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I know that within you already is an innate capacity to heal and stretch upward if given light and a safe space to grow. So beyond giving you tools for change, my job, really, is to awaken the part of you that already knows how.
It has been said that a good therapist is much more gardener than mechanic. I love this statement because it captures something too often missed by counselors and clients alike: We are here not to "fix" you but to help you gently prune away the old parts of you that no longer serve. Feel the difference? Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I know that within you already is an innate capacity to heal and stretch upward if given light and a safe space to grow. So beyond giving you tools for change, my job, really, is to awaken the part of you that already knows how.
(423) 273-5020 View (423) 273-5020
Photo of Kathryn Taylor Millán, Counselor in Nashville, TN
Kathryn Taylor Millán
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, BCC
Verified
Nashville, TN 37216
What if you loved yourself unconditionally? What if you felt like a badass every time you walked into the room? What if you plugged-in to your higher self? Why not make the most of this short and precious life?… You can. It would be my honor to help you in your journey. I have over 15 years of experience in helping clients reach their goals, navigate transitions, overcome fears/phobias, recover from unhealthy relationships, and enjoy their lives again. I’ve done it all, from domestic violence crisis work, childhood healing work, supporting big life changes, and helping women build better relationships, friendships, and futures.
What if you loved yourself unconditionally? What if you felt like a badass every time you walked into the room? What if you plugged-in to your higher self? Why not make the most of this short and precious life?… You can. It would be my honor to help you in your journey. I have over 15 years of experience in helping clients reach their goals, navigate transitions, overcome fears/phobias, recover from unhealthy relationships, and enjoy their lives again. I’ve done it all, from domestic violence crisis work, childhood healing work, supporting big life changes, and helping women build better relationships, friendships, and futures.
(615) 488-2162 View (615) 488-2162
Photo of Inner Strength Counseling- Sarah Swensen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Inner Strength Counseling- Sarah Swensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Nashville, TN 37211  (Online Only)
Are you looking for support in navigating through the challenges of your past? Are you looking for help in managing stress, boosting self-confidence, or addressing relationship concerns? You do not have to face these challenges alone. Together we can work to find your inner strength to empower you to lead a more fulfilling life.
Are you looking for support in navigating through the challenges of your past? Are you looking for help in managing stress, boosting self-confidence, or addressing relationship concerns? You do not have to face these challenges alone. Together we can work to find your inner strength to empower you to lead a more fulfilling life.
(615) 492-3184 View (615) 492-3184
Photo of Paige Holliman, Counselor in Nashville, TN
Paige Holliman
Counselor, MEd, MTS, LPC, MHSP
Verified
Nashville, TN 37204
My work is psychodynamically oriented, which means that I am interested in how early life and family of origin issues impact current life relationships and events. I work with both individuals and couples. I also work with people of color. I have a general practice that includes people dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, trauma, work related stress, sexual identity, gender identity, religious issues, etc.
My work is psychodynamically oriented, which means that I am interested in how early life and family of origin issues impact current life relationships and events. I work with both individuals and couples. I also work with people of color. I have a general practice that includes people dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, trauma, work related stress, sexual identity, gender identity, religious issues, etc.
(615) 745-1211 View (615) 745-1211
Photo of Brandon D. Macon, Pre-Licensed Professional in Nashville, TN
Brandon D. Macon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
I accept Cigna and Aetna insurances. I offer a sliding scale fee ranging as low as $60. I wish to challenge certain stereotypes around mental health and invite anyone, regardless of their race and/or gender to reach out for psychological services if needed. I work with clients demonstrating a range of mental health concerns, including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, mood and personality disorders, life transitions and stress. My preference of clients is not limited to their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, but their devotion to their own mental well being.
I accept Cigna and Aetna insurances. I offer a sliding scale fee ranging as low as $60. I wish to challenge certain stereotypes around mental health and invite anyone, regardless of their race and/or gender to reach out for psychological services if needed. I work with clients demonstrating a range of mental health concerns, including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, mood and personality disorders, life transitions and stress. My preference of clients is not limited to their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, but their devotion to their own mental well being.
(615) 857-3281 View (615) 857-3281
Photo of Amanda Pruitt, Pre-Licensed Professional in Nashville, TN
Amanda Pruitt
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
In a world that often feels broken, the locus of control is most powerful within ourselves. It's through prioritizing our individual healing that we reclaim that power. I am dedicated to guiding you on this transformative journey. At its core, trauma is a disconnection from our true selves, and my mission is to facilitate the reconnection that leads to discovering the best version of who you are. My passion lies in supporting individuals through addiction recovery, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Together, we can navigate the path to healing, unlocking your authentic self.
In a world that often feels broken, the locus of control is most powerful within ourselves. It's through prioritizing our individual healing that we reclaim that power. I am dedicated to guiding you on this transformative journey. At its core, trauma is a disconnection from our true selves, and my mission is to facilitate the reconnection that leads to discovering the best version of who you are. My passion lies in supporting individuals through addiction recovery, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Together, we can navigate the path to healing, unlocking your authentic self.
(615) 492-8277 View (615) 492-8277
Photo of Avi Dressler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN
Avi Dressler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
I believe that people are naturally oriented towards growth, but life’s challenges can cause you to lose your sense of direction and well-being. It can be difficult to find the way back to your path. At the heart of my approach to psychotherapy is a belief that everyone deserves genuine care, respect, empathy, and compassion. I strive to create an environment that is inclusive, free from judgment, and responsive to each person’s feelings and needs.
I believe that people are naturally oriented towards growth, but life’s challenges can cause you to lose your sense of direction and well-being. It can be difficult to find the way back to your path. At the heart of my approach to psychotherapy is a belief that everyone deserves genuine care, respect, empathy, and compassion. I strive to create an environment that is inclusive, free from judgment, and responsive to each person’s feelings and needs.
(615) 219-4843 View (615) 219-4843
Photo of Amber Freeman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Nashville, TN
Amber Freeman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, MSEd, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37209  (Online Only)
When unforeseeable circumstances happen, it can be difficult to figure things out alone. Life happens, trauma happens, and sorting through emotions is not easy. With empathy and compassion, I will help you work through trauma, manage anxiety, depression & stress, and build resilience along the way. I have diverse experience in various therapeutic settings including crisis counseling, school-based therapy, and outpatient therapy. I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients, and together we can work to help you achieve your life goals.
When unforeseeable circumstances happen, it can be difficult to figure things out alone. Life happens, trauma happens, and sorting through emotions is not easy. With empathy and compassion, I will help you work through trauma, manage anxiety, depression & stress, and build resilience along the way. I have diverse experience in various therapeutic settings including crisis counseling, school-based therapy, and outpatient therapy. I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients, and together we can work to help you achieve your life goals.
(615) 471-6430 View (615) 471-6430
Photo of Molly Miller, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN
Molly Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
I have worked with many adolescents, young adults, families and couples desiring to have a better self esteem, coping skills, communication skills, parenting skills, and a trustworthy relationship with others. Many of them are fighting the battle of anxiety, depression, difficult life changes, parenting, victimization, suicidal thoughts, and PTSD. They desire a place of peace, to heal, change, and grow into the family, couple or individual they want to be.
I have worked with many adolescents, young adults, families and couples desiring to have a better self esteem, coping skills, communication skills, parenting skills, and a trustworthy relationship with others. Many of them are fighting the battle of anxiety, depression, difficult life changes, parenting, victimization, suicidal thoughts, and PTSD. They desire a place of peace, to heal, change, and grow into the family, couple or individual they want to be.
(844) 210-2513 View (844) 210-2513
Photo of Kati Laidig, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Kati Laidig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
In my role as a therapist, I have dedicated myself to providing support and guidance to motivated individuals navigating the complexities of anxiety, depression, life transitions, stressors, relationship challenges, and self-esteem issues. Specializing in working with children, teenagers, and young adults, I am committed to fostering a safe and empathetic space where clients can explore their emotions and develop coping strategies. I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples.
In my role as a therapist, I have dedicated myself to providing support and guidance to motivated individuals navigating the complexities of anxiety, depression, life transitions, stressors, relationship challenges, and self-esteem issues. Specializing in working with children, teenagers, and young adults, I am committed to fostering a safe and empathetic space where clients can explore their emotions and develop coping strategies. I have experience working with individuals, families, and couples.
(262) 204-5447 View (262) 204-5447

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Number of Therapists in Nashville, TN

1,000+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Nashville, TN who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Cigna and Evernorth
73% Aetna
66% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Nashville, TN see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Nashville?

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.