How to talk to a therapist without your parents knowing?
Last Updated: 03/07/2021 at 4:29pm
Sarah Archer, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
As a Licensed MFT I work with clients to more effectively address, process and learn skills to manage the problems that prevent them from living the life they want.
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There's many options if you live in the US then you have to be over 13 years of age yo see a mental health professional. They may ask why you don't want your parents involvement, such as my parents don't believe in therapy to they don't want to get me help. If you are in school talk to your school counselor most have the same license as a therapist in private practice. If you find a therapist try to find on under your insurance plan that could help cover it make sure to bring the card with you.
I think unless you over the age of 18, or have some guardian with you then its very hard to a therapist without parental concent
Depending on your age, see if your school does some kind of free counseling. I know that my high school has therapists that will see students during their study hall/free period. If you are in college, I think most colleges have free/cheap counseling in the human services/development center.
I will always suggest to talk to your parent about it! These people are always there for you! but you can always say that you're going to a friend
If you are over 18, you do not need to get parents consent. If you are under 18, there is confidentiality, at least in the US, you can call our provider and set up an appointment without your parents knowing.
This one is rather easy, don't tell your parents. Although at some point they should know you're getting help
Schools usually have counsellors that you can confide in. They often help, while trying to keep things discreet!
I talked to a therapist by online therapy program in my country, so my mum didn't know anything about it.
If your under the age of 18 is highly unlikely that you could tell your therapist something and them to not tell your parents.
Well if you are over 18+, your parents dont really have to know. Just talk to your doctor and see if your insurance covers therapy. And even if it doesnt, there are plenty of support groups and volunteer centers that are for free
A therapist / counsellor will be able to advise you on this within your first session regarding this. Often unless you share something that is concerning regarding yourself or another or regarding a criminal act all information shared will be private or confidential. Most therapists would discuss with you prior to being shared so you will always know whats happening.
You can talk to a therapist online or on a phone call. Email the therapist as well. Or even send a letter, there are numerous amounts of ways.
Find a community therapist that does free therapy and start. As a therapist all you info remains private and they are not allowed to contact your parents
There may be pro-bono therapists in your area; look at college websites that offer classes in mental health and see if they have student therapists that work for cheap or free. Some areas offer free group support meeting for various causes, and some of those groups meet regularly at public places like the YMCA or community buildings that would be completely justifiable to visit for any reason. Similarly, you may want to ask your school counselor or school principal what the school's policy is on confidentality in school counseling. In most cases, school counselors will abide by confidentality unless the topic involves immediate danger to either yourself or someone you know.
If something is actually wrong, you need to let your parents know about it, because they can really help! But if you seriously don't want them to know, try talking to a close friend about it, or even come on 7cups. We have certified listeners and online therapists. :)
you can try online therapy though 7 cups , inbox me and I can send you the link. no one has to know then and all therapists can be hidden if its free or go to the doctors and they can refer you which your parents wouldn't have to know about
To talk a therapist without parents knowing is through 7 Cups.its the best way to share and got your positive back
You could try an online therapist or your school counselor. I suggest, thought going to your parents or a trusted adult first because they care about you and most of the time they just want to help.
You can not see a therapist face to face without your parents knowing. They best way to connect with a therapist without you parents knowing is using 7 Cups.
See if there are any online therapists you could talk to, but remember that having other people support you is always helpful as well.
Ask your favorite teacher that your really close to, to help you get a appointment with a therapist...or ask a family member or a family friend
It depends on your resources. There are cheap therapists that you could probably afford if you have transportation. Most school districts also have psychologists inside most if not all of the schools who you can talk to for free without them being able to talk to your parents without permission (unless you threaten to hurt yourself or others)
7 Cups of Tea is online therapy with live, real people listening to you and helping you. You're on now!
In most schools they offer therapists for pupils which is confidential I'm sure if you asked the school wouldn't have to say to your carers
you can see if you can speak to the one in your school if your school has one or you can look for one online
If you are 18 years old or so, you can look for a proper therapist without your parents knowing. If you are under 18, then I think you need a tutor/parent. But have you considered about talking to one of your parents about how you feel and that you need some professional help?
The thing is, your parents will find out because therapy costs money. Unless you don't live with your parents, the best thing you can do is to tell them you would like to see one.
Ive done this before, you can talk to youre school counselor, and the chances of them being able to hook you up with a therapist are high. theres always someone willing to reach out.
Honesty is always better, so telling your parents would be the better thing to do, but if assumed that this case is not possible then just simple make up a white lie to cover up your absence while you are seeing a therapist.
Talking to a therapist without your parents being informed can be difficult, especially if you are underaged as a lot of therapy places Ive seen require some form of parental consent for minors. If youre desperate for them not to know, there are online places, or hotlines, or you could get an older relative you trust to vouch for you if need be
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