Therapists in Belle Meade, Nashville, TN

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Tobi Nolan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
Most of us have stories we tell ourselves, but often we don't ask ourselves what they are and how much of our stories are really true. Therapy offers a chance to look at the messages you've picked up along the way. Maybe there are pieces of your story you firmly stand behind and other parts that no longer make sense. I am committed to learning your story and your values, to helping you lean in on problems that make you feel stuck.
Most of us have stories we tell ourselves, but often we don't ask ourselves what they are and how much of our stories are really true. Therapy offers a chance to look at the messages you've picked up along the way. Maybe there are pieces of your story you firmly stand behind and other parts that no longer make sense. I am committed to learning your story and your values, to helping you lean in on problems that make you feel stuck.
(615) 437-2426 x704 View (615) 437-2426 x704
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Charles Bernard Self
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
My ideal client is one who has experienced setbacks, failures or traumas and is intent on moving beyond those issues to find joy, peace and fulfillment in life. I cherish the opportunity to investigate the possibilities and options open to individuals, couples and families to promote greater health, connection and celebration in their experience of life.
My ideal client is one who has experienced setbacks, failures or traumas and is intent on moving beyond those issues to find joy, peace and fulfillment in life. I cherish the opportunity to investigate the possibilities and options open to individuals, couples and families to promote greater health, connection and celebration in their experience of life.
(615) 551-1246 View (615) 551-1246
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Cara Lindell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
Grief and heartbreak are part of life, but right now, you might be feeling like it's all too much to bear. You don't have to figure it all out on your own. I can help. Perhaps you or someone close to you is coping with a terminal illness or you're struggling after a loved one's death. Maybe you are experiencing another heartbreak, perhaps caused by a relationship or a trauma. Or, maybe you are struggling to find ways to love and accept yourself in a world that makes you feel less than.
Grief and heartbreak are part of life, but right now, you might be feeling like it's all too much to bear. You don't have to figure it all out on your own. I can help. Perhaps you or someone close to you is coping with a terminal illness or you're struggling after a loved one's death. Maybe you are experiencing another heartbreak, perhaps caused by a relationship or a trauma. Or, maybe you are struggling to find ways to love and accept yourself in a world that makes you feel less than.
(615) 538-0955 x702 View (615) 538-0955 x702
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Kitti L Virts
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205  (Online Only)
Ideal clients are individuals who may struggle to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, or life in general, feel stuck in recurrent problematic behavioral or relationship patterns, and want to improve their life and feel at peace. We all have an innate ability to grow and heal. My primary job as a therapist is to help clients tap into that healing process and reconnect with and strengthen their natural resources, talents, and spirit so that they can become the person they want and were created to be.
Ideal clients are individuals who may struggle to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, or life in general, feel stuck in recurrent problematic behavioral or relationship patterns, and want to improve their life and feel at peace. We all have an innate ability to grow and heal. My primary job as a therapist is to help clients tap into that healing process and reconnect with and strengthen their natural resources, talents, and spirit so that they can become the person they want and were created to be.
(615) 442-7109 View (615) 442-7109
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Sara Darby Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCMHSP, NCC, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205  (Online Only)
Welcome to Integrate counseling services, the private counseling practice of Sara Darby Smith, MS, LPC MHSP, NCC, SomEx, RYT-200 where the mind and body are brought to balance to fulfill a healthy and happy life. It is my mission to work with clients to help them use their mind and body to learn to cope with all psychological disorders and symptoms of emotional distress. Empowering, teaching, and coaching clients, couples, and families to be equipped to handle all of life’s challenges is what inspires me to love what I do.
Welcome to Integrate counseling services, the private counseling practice of Sara Darby Smith, MS, LPC MHSP, NCC, SomEx, RYT-200 where the mind and body are brought to balance to fulfill a healthy and happy life. It is my mission to work with clients to help them use their mind and body to learn to cope with all psychological disorders and symptoms of emotional distress. Empowering, teaching, and coaching clients, couples, and families to be equipped to handle all of life’s challenges is what inspires me to love what I do.
(615) 235-6871 View (615) 235-6871
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Chris O'Rear
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, MMFT, LCPT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
I seek to be open and inclusive with each client. I am trained in in-depth psychotherapy and enjoy exploring the deeper roots of presenting problems with a goal of practical application of insight. I am a licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist & clinical supervisor with over 25 years of experience. I particularly like working with couples in crisis. I have experience with clergy and clergy families, therapists, spiritual issues & issues of faith, Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Depression, Grief & loss, Dilemmas in parenting, Premarital counseling, Relationship issues, Self-image issues, Stress & Trauma among other presenting issues.
I seek to be open and inclusive with each client. I am trained in in-depth psychotherapy and enjoy exploring the deeper roots of presenting problems with a goal of practical application of insight. I am a licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist & clinical supervisor with over 25 years of experience. I particularly like working with couples in crisis. I have experience with clergy and clergy families, therapists, spiritual issues & issues of faith, Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Depression, Grief & loss, Dilemmas in parenting, Premarital counseling, Relationship issues, Self-image issues, Stress & Trauma among other presenting issues.
(615) 645-2147 x701 View (615) 645-2147 x701
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Robin Oatis-Ballew
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
Waitlist for new clients
I am a psychologist who specializes in helping people achieve their own definition of a healthier life in a supportive environment. At some point, many people feel sad, anxious, or stuck on their paths in life. My role as a therapist is to partner in helping you remove the roadblocks in your path and continue on your journey to experience a fuller sense of life. Individual, couples, and/or family therapy can help identify ways of improving your relationships, emotional health, and other areas of you life.
I am a psychologist who specializes in helping people achieve their own definition of a healthier life in a supportive environment. At some point, many people feel sad, anxious, or stuck on their paths in life. My role as a therapist is to partner in helping you remove the roadblocks in your path and continue on your journey to experience a fuller sense of life. Individual, couples, and/or family therapy can help identify ways of improving your relationships, emotional health, and other areas of you life.
(615) 538-0117 View (615) 538-0117
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Christopher Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Chris, and my passion is helping you navigate the challenges of anxiety. I believe in a balance between professional expertise and a warm, understanding approach. Anxiety can be overwhelming, but with the right support, it's possible to find calm and clarity in your life. We'll work together to understand the anxiety and develop practical, everyday techniques to manage it. It's not just about coping; it's about thriving and rediscovering joy in your life. Let's start this journey together. Reach out, and let's make a positive change in your life today.
Hello, I'm Chris, and my passion is helping you navigate the challenges of anxiety. I believe in a balance between professional expertise and a warm, understanding approach. Anxiety can be overwhelming, but with the right support, it's possible to find calm and clarity in your life. We'll work together to understand the anxiety and develop practical, everyday techniques to manage it. It's not just about coping; it's about thriving and rediscovering joy in your life. Let's start this journey together. Reach out, and let's make a positive change in your life today.
(423) 521-2246 View (423) 521-2246
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Sasha Cory
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205  (Online Only)
Systems of oppression affect all of us. As a therapist, my goal is to provide a safe and affirming space to help you learn to navigate these systems. I am a queer person of color and I work with people of all genders and sexualities. The larger systems we interact with impact our daily life and how we relate to others in relationship. If you struggle with the relationships in your life, I am here to help. I provide an affirming space to people from poly, divorced, and blended families. My practice is sex positive. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I am experienced in working with Trans, BIPOC, and Enby identities.
Systems of oppression affect all of us. As a therapist, my goal is to provide a safe and affirming space to help you learn to navigate these systems. I am a queer person of color and I work with people of all genders and sexualities. The larger systems we interact with impact our daily life and how we relate to others in relationship. If you struggle with the relationships in your life, I am here to help. I provide an affirming space to people from poly, divorced, and blended families. My practice is sex positive. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I am experienced in working with Trans, BIPOC, and Enby identities.
(615) 933-9487 View (615) 933-9487
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Denice P Fish
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
I have been counseling for 28 years in a private practice setting in mental health related areas with individuals, and couples. I provide treatment for relationships, military culture and combat trauma, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and other related stress disorders, depression, anxiety, addiction recovery, adjustments, anger, and stress management. I have a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, license through TN Health Board, LPC/MHSP. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician for 28 years. I enjoy helping people who are diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, and depression using EMDR.
I have been counseling for 28 years in a private practice setting in mental health related areas with individuals, and couples. I provide treatment for relationships, military culture and combat trauma, Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and other related stress disorders, depression, anxiety, addiction recovery, adjustments, anger, and stress management. I have a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, license through TN Health Board, LPC/MHSP. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinician for 28 years. I enjoy helping people who are diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, and depression using EMDR.
(615) 266-0521 View (615) 266-0521
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Bedford M Combs
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
I have had the privilege, for the last 40 years, of working with over 12,000 courageous folks who have taught me invaluable lessons over and over about the incredible resilience and possibilities of the human spirit. Utilizing our six day workshop for individuals and couples, individual, couples, group and family therapy, Heartstream Journeys treats issues around relationship struggles, historical trauma and the desire to create life in the most meaningful way in primary love relationships, parenting, with family and friends and within oneself and one's spiritual connection. It is my profound privilege to Journey with you.
I have had the privilege, for the last 40 years, of working with over 12,000 courageous folks who have taught me invaluable lessons over and over about the incredible resilience and possibilities of the human spirit. Utilizing our six day workshop for individuals and couples, individual, couples, group and family therapy, Heartstream Journeys treats issues around relationship struggles, historical trauma and the desire to create life in the most meaningful way in primary love relationships, parenting, with family and friends and within oneself and one's spiritual connection. It is my profound privilege to Journey with you.
(615) 538-0074 View (615) 538-0074
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Marita Beth Earle - Middle TN Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
My specialty areas are addiction, trauma, codependency, and mood disorders. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to develop tools and gain insight to create the life you deserve. I am honored to work with individuals, couples, and families seeking to improve the quality of their lives and relationships. Our past invisibly influences the present, shaping our current thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors. Psychotherapy is a partnership that helps to illuminate the next step on your path to a more peaceful, joyful life.
My specialty areas are addiction, trauma, codependency, and mood disorders. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to develop tools and gain insight to create the life you deserve. I am honored to work with individuals, couples, and families seeking to improve the quality of their lives and relationships. Our past invisibly influences the present, shaping our current thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviors. Psychotherapy is a partnership that helps to illuminate the next step on your path to a more peaceful, joyful life.
(615) 645-2237 View (615) 645-2237
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Anita L Hauenstein
Psychologist, MDiv, PhD
Verified Verified
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
My desire is to create safe, supportive space to help you feel comfortable and fully supported in the work that you would like to do. I enjoy assisting with transitions through all kinds of life circumstances - grief and loss, relationship issues, career changes and soul questions or crises, to name a few. I welcome working with you to help you release what is not working in your life and to help you make room for the "new" -- for transformation, deep peace and, most of all, for joy.
My desire is to create safe, supportive space to help you feel comfortable and fully supported in the work that you would like to do. I enjoy assisting with transitions through all kinds of life circumstances - grief and loss, relationship issues, career changes and soul questions or crises, to name a few. I welcome working with you to help you release what is not working in your life and to help you make room for the "new" -- for transformation, deep peace and, most of all, for joy.
(615) 806-6135 View (615) 806-6135
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John Waide
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
Not accepting new clients
If something inside is holding you back from experiencing your full potential to love, work, and play -- I might be the person to help you to the next level (whether by getting you out of the hole or helping you to new heights). I focus on the whole, unique person, not merely the problems or wounds a person brings in, so my approach is not limited to specific circumstances or diagnoses.
If something inside is holding you back from experiencing your full potential to love, work, and play -- I might be the person to help you to the next level (whether by getting you out of the hole or helping you to new heights). I focus on the whole, unique person, not merely the problems or wounds a person brings in, so my approach is not limited to specific circumstances or diagnoses.
(615) 400-5911 View (615) 400-5911
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Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center
Psychologist, PhD, HSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
As a licensed clinical psychologist and faculty member for the International OCD Foundation, I'm proud to lead as the Founding Director of the Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center (NOATC). We provide individual, group, and family therapy for people all across the lifespan. Our specialties include the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, panic, and OC spectrum disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder. Our approach to therapy is grounded in research-based techniques and a belief that individuals are most open to change when they feel that their unique traits are respected.
As a licensed clinical psychologist and faculty member for the International OCD Foundation, I'm proud to lead as the Founding Director of the Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center (NOATC). We provide individual, group, and family therapy for people all across the lifespan. Our specialties include the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, panic, and OC spectrum disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder. Our approach to therapy is grounded in research-based techniques and a belief that individuals are most open to change when they feel that their unique traits are respected.
(615) 398-6860 View (615) 398-6860
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Restoration Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC, MA, CST
Verified Verified
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
Restoration Counseling Center was founded by three Christian Counselors in Franklin, Tennessee, who share a vision for providing healing, grace and professionalism to those experiencing brokenness in relationship to self, others and God. Our counselors have all been trained through nationally accredited counseling programs with an emphasis on Christian integration. Therapists at Restoration Counseling Center have a passion for helping others attain their goals and consider it a privilege to walk alongside others in healing.
Restoration Counseling Center was founded by three Christian Counselors in Franklin, Tennessee, who share a vision for providing healing, grace and professionalism to those experiencing brokenness in relationship to self, others and God. Our counselors have all been trained through nationally accredited counseling programs with an emphasis on Christian integration. Therapists at Restoration Counseling Center have a passion for helping others attain their goals and consider it a privilege to walk alongside others in healing.
(615) 656-0432 View (615) 656-0432
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Rhonda Scarlata
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
My approach is strengths oriented and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic principals. An area of emphasis with respect to my practice is working with people who are interested in changing habits. Most "bad" habits start out as understandable responses to stress in our environment. With time, the consequences of our habits may cause us more stress than they alleviate.
My approach is strengths oriented and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic principals. An area of emphasis with respect to my practice is working with people who are interested in changing habits. Most "bad" habits start out as understandable responses to stress in our environment. With time, the consequences of our habits may cause us more stress than they alleviate.
(615) 298-2978 View (615) 298-2978
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Maggie Harris, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
Not accepting new clients
I am no different than you. I too have grieved and felt lost and struggled at times. I too have sought compassionate presence when I needed it most. And that's what gives me the ability to connect with my clients. I truly believe that we are all in this together. There are many helpful treatment approaches which I and other therapists utilize, but ultimately I have seen healing and growth take place in the context of therapeutic relationship and presence. That is what I am committed to bringing to those I serve.
I am no different than you. I too have grieved and felt lost and struggled at times. I too have sought compassionate presence when I needed it most. And that's what gives me the ability to connect with my clients. I truly believe that we are all in this together. There are many helpful treatment approaches which I and other therapists utilize, but ultimately I have seen healing and growth take place in the context of therapeutic relationship and presence. That is what I am committed to bringing to those I serve.
(615) 697-4187 View (615) 697-4187
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Libby Sanders Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, JD
Verified Verified
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205
My passion as a counselor is two-fold: to walk alongside couples who feel emotionally distant and distressed in their relationships on the path toward connection and healing, and to journey with women who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, conflict resolution, and other relational issues.
My passion as a counselor is two-fold: to walk alongside couples who feel emotionally distant and distressed in their relationships on the path toward connection and healing, and to journey with women who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, conflict resolution, and other relational issues.
(205) 810-2402 View (205) 810-2402
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Beasley Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP, NCC, As
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belle Meade, Nashville, TN 37205  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a counselor who believes the counseling process is based on the relationship between client and therapist. I work very hard to hear what you are saying and to "get you." My role is not to tell you what to do, but to be with you on your journey of self-exploration and healing. I am passionate about my work and especially about those who have experienced trauma or who have been deeply affected by relational issues. As we work together, it is my hope that you will be able to move forward with greater perspective and less " baggage."
I am a counselor who believes the counseling process is based on the relationship between client and therapist. I work very hard to hear what you are saying and to "get you." My role is not to tell you what to do, but to be with you on your journey of self-exploration and healing. I am passionate about my work and especially about those who have experienced trauma or who have been deeply affected by relational issues. As we work together, it is my hope that you will be able to move forward with greater perspective and less " baggage."
(615) 205-3668 View (615) 205-3668

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Number of Therapists in Belle Meade, Nashville, TN

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Belle Meade, Nashville, TN who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
83% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Coping Skills
64% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Aetna
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Belle Meade, Nashville, TN see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Belle Meade, 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.