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Xai Yang
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Xai! It is pronounced “Sai” or “Cy”. I'm a bilingual therapist, speaking both Hmong and English. I am licensed as a LMSW (License no.: 106740). I specialized in address suicidal ideation, men’s issues, anxiety, depression, and Cognitive behavior therapy strategies. Most important, I specialize in uplifting you. You can count on me being a member of your team. As a team member to your mental health, I am here to be calm, bring perspectives of the other side, challenging your catastrophizing (jumping to the worst conclusion) thinking, saying no to “perfectionism” and being here for you and with you.
Hello, I am Xai! It is pronounced “Sai” or “Cy”. I'm a bilingual therapist, speaking both Hmong and English. I am licensed as a LMSW (License no.: 106740). I specialized in address suicidal ideation, men’s issues, anxiety, depression, and Cognitive behavior therapy strategies. Most important, I specialize in uplifting you. You can count on me being a member of your team. As a team member to your mental health, I am here to be calm, bring perspectives of the other side, challenging your catastrophizing (jumping to the worst conclusion) thinking, saying no to “perfectionism” and being here for you and with you.
(929) 498-5438 View (929) 498-5438
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Edward J Lee
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106  (Online Only)
Hey! Thanks for stopping by. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I have been practicing for over 17 years helping people overcome barriers, such as anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship issues, in order to achieve their goals. There is only one you. So, let's build you up!
Hey! Thanks for stopping by. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I have been practicing for over 17 years helping people overcome barriers, such as anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship issues, in order to achieve their goals. There is only one you. So, let's build you up!
(718) 550-8648 View (718) 550-8648
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Mika Lee - Creative Arts Psychotherapy
Creative Arts Therapist, MA, RDT, LCAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11106  (Online Only)
Mika Lee, LCAT, RDT is an experienced, bilingual (Mandarin/English) psychotherapist, trained in counseling psychology and creative arts therapy, specialized in using a client-centered, attachment and dynamic based approach, combining with a variety creative arts therapy modalities. She aims at building a culturally-sensitive and safe holding space for her clients to freely explore themselves and to promote inner growth, self-awareness and creative coping. Mika has an extensive clinical experience (11 years and counting) working as a clinician and clinical supervisor both in New York City and Taiwan in a variety of clinical settings,
Mika Lee, LCAT, RDT is an experienced, bilingual (Mandarin/English) psychotherapist, trained in counseling psychology and creative arts therapy, specialized in using a client-centered, attachment and dynamic based approach, combining with a variety creative arts therapy modalities. She aims at building a culturally-sensitive and safe holding space for her clients to freely explore themselves and to promote inner growth, self-awareness and creative coping. Mika has an extensive clinical experience (11 years and counting) working as a clinician and clinical supervisor both in New York City and Taiwan in a variety of clinical settings,
(929) 467-7689 View (929) 467-7689
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Psychotherapy & Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106
The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center offers psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. Our director, Zoia Sizgoric, LCSW, has over 20 years experience in helping others just like you reach their goals. We focus on your strengths and offer support and guidance to help you overcome difficult times in your life. We provide treatment for depression, anxiety/phobias, trauma, domestic violence, ADHD, behavioral problems, anger management, eating disorders, difficulties at work, and marital or family problems. We also make referrals to community psychiatrists as needed.
The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center offers psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. Our director, Zoia Sizgoric, LCSW, has over 20 years experience in helping others just like you reach their goals. We focus on your strengths and offer support and guidance to help you overcome difficult times in your life. We provide treatment for depression, anxiety/phobias, trauma, domestic violence, ADHD, behavioral problems, anger management, eating disorders, difficulties at work, and marital or family problems. We also make referrals to community psychiatrists as needed.
(718) 831-6131 View (718) 831-6131
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Abby Ruben
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106  (Online Only)
I wholeheartedly believe that you are the expert on your own experiences. My goal is to help connect you to that expertise in a safe, supportive environment. Clients describe my style as nonjudgmental, compassionate, genuine, and direct in nature. Drawing on an eclectic mix of therapeutic modalities and over 9 years of clinical experience, I tailor each person’s treatment to meet their unique needs.
I wholeheartedly believe that you are the expert on your own experiences. My goal is to help connect you to that expertise in a safe, supportive environment. Clients describe my style as nonjudgmental, compassionate, genuine, and direct in nature. Drawing on an eclectic mix of therapeutic modalities and over 9 years of clinical experience, I tailor each person’s treatment to meet their unique needs.
(646) 921-4193 View (646) 921-4193
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Joan J Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106
My approach is empathic, interactive and includes skill building joined with emotional release work. I provide a safe, nurturing environment within which you can explore, identify and release trauma and loss. I also help you to develop a plan for healing yourself in the present as we explore your current lifestyle choices and come up with better ways to help you cope with stressors.
My approach is empathic, interactive and includes skill building joined with emotional release work. I provide a safe, nurturing environment within which you can explore, identify and release trauma and loss. I also help you to develop a plan for healing yourself in the present as we explore your current lifestyle choices and come up with better ways to help you cope with stressors.
(718) 305-1368 View (718) 305-1368
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Hali Riley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SIFI
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11106  (Online Only)
If you're here for ENM knowledgeable relationship therapy, monogamous relationship therapy, or LGBTQ+ individual therapy you've come to the right place. With over 25 years of experience (including my early days as a Conflict Mediator during recess), I bring a mix of warmth, enthusiasm, and a safe space for laughs, tears, and vulnerability. While holding safe boundaries for my clients, I believe in the power of transparency and being my genuine self in my work with people. I am affirming and open-minded, while encouraging you to try new ideas or behaviors that support your healing.
If you're here for ENM knowledgeable relationship therapy, monogamous relationship therapy, or LGBTQ+ individual therapy you've come to the right place. With over 25 years of experience (including my early days as a Conflict Mediator during recess), I bring a mix of warmth, enthusiasm, and a safe space for laughs, tears, and vulnerability. While holding safe boundaries for my clients, I believe in the power of transparency and being my genuine self in my work with people. I am affirming and open-minded, while encouraging you to try new ideas or behaviors that support your healing.
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Britney Jara
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11106
Welcome to the next step in your journey! Having an inclination to prioritize yourself and your mental health is genuinely inspiring. It's almost inevitable coming across obstacles / difficult situations that prevent us from being the best version of ourselves but it is my goal as a therapist to help you explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that you are able to reach your full potential. Ultimately improving your quality of life. My ideal clients are those who suffer from anxiety, depression, grief, domestic violence, family problems and other issues. I am currently seeing people in person and virtually.
Welcome to the next step in your journey! Having an inclination to prioritize yourself and your mental health is genuinely inspiring. It's almost inevitable coming across obstacles / difficult situations that prevent us from being the best version of ourselves but it is my goal as a therapist to help you explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so that you are able to reach your full potential. Ultimately improving your quality of life. My ideal clients are those who suffer from anxiety, depression, grief, domestic violence, family problems and other issues. I am currently seeing people in person and virtually.
(347) 697-4941 View (347) 697-4941
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Rebecca Yu
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Island City, NY 11106  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Most people have a lot of thoughts that go through their minds. We worry about friends and family, we think about our jobs and school, and sometimes we have random thoughts that don’t seem related to anything. But what if you're having trouble thinking about anything else? When you're struggling with something difficult, it can be hard to find someone who can help. You might not know where to start, or you might be afraid of judgment.
Most people have a lot of thoughts that go through their minds. We worry about friends and family, we think about our jobs and school, and sometimes we have random thoughts that don’t seem related to anything. But what if you're having trouble thinking about anything else? When you're struggling with something difficult, it can be hard to find someone who can help. You might not know where to start, or you might be afraid of judgment.
(646) 490-0510 View (646) 490-0510
Farhana Begum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11106  (Online Only)
Steeped in 18 years of heart and hustle, my journey began in 2002, fresh out of Hunter College with a master's degree in social work. Since then, I've walked alongside a beautiful mix of people: the spirited youth, busy adults, and our cherished elderly. Whether it's guiding teenagers through their roller-coaster years, helping adults navigate life's twists and turns, calming the storms of ADHD, offering a safe harbor to those facing anxiety or depression, or standing strong with survivors of domestic violence, I’m there — steady, understanding, and ready to help.
Steeped in 18 years of heart and hustle, my journey began in 2002, fresh out of Hunter College with a master's degree in social work. Since then, I've walked alongside a beautiful mix of people: the spirited youth, busy adults, and our cherished elderly. Whether it's guiding teenagers through their roller-coaster years, helping adults navigate life's twists and turns, calming the storms of ADHD, offering a safe harbor to those facing anxiety or depression, or standing strong with survivors of domestic violence, I’m there — steady, understanding, and ready to help.
(419) 971-1025 View (419) 971-1025
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Georgia Trimikliniotis
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106
Georgia Trimikliniotis is a licensed mental health counselor based in New York. She has a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from CUNY Hunter College and is passionate about guiding individuals toward achieving emotional well-being in a client-centered and humanist approach. In addition, she used evidence-based cognitive-behavioral modalities tailored to the specific needs and goals of each client. She helps her clients develop coping strategies to promote healing and personal growth.
Georgia Trimikliniotis is a licensed mental health counselor based in New York. She has a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from CUNY Hunter College and is passionate about guiding individuals toward achieving emotional well-being in a client-centered and humanist approach. In addition, she used evidence-based cognitive-behavioral modalities tailored to the specific needs and goals of each client. She helps her clients develop coping strategies to promote healing and personal growth.
(929) 556-6373 View (929) 556-6373
Photo of Alicia Leporati, Counselor in 11106, NY
Alicia Leporati
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11106
I believe therapy can help you achieve a more satisfying and fulfilling life. Struggling with difficult emotions and life circumstances can be an isolating experience. Having someone to listen can help. We will work together to discuss your concerns and dig into your experience. This experience will truly be your time to talk and to get to know yourself better.
I believe therapy can help you achieve a more satisfying and fulfilling life. Struggling with difficult emotions and life circumstances can be an isolating experience. Having someone to listen can help. We will work together to discuss your concerns and dig into your experience. This experience will truly be your time to talk and to get to know yourself better.
(347) 297-5296 View (347) 297-5296
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Sonia Lasmin
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106
Taking the courageous step to seek counseling is an important decision, and finding a counselor with whom you can trust and connect is vital. As a Psychotherapist, I prioritize empathy, trust, and creating a non-judgmental environment for my clients.
Taking the courageous step to seek counseling is an important decision, and finding a counselor with whom you can trust and connect is vital. As a Psychotherapist, I prioritize empathy, trust, and creating a non-judgmental environment for my clients.
(332) 239-6726 View (332) 239-6726
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Nuna Eboe
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHCC, Intern
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106  (Online Only)
I am therapist-in-training, & prioritize the client/therapist relationship. You may be facing challenges like anxiety, depression, grief, and/or navigating relationships & belong to a marginalized community—LGBTQIA+, immigrant/1st gen, sex worker, or in a non-traditional relationship—seeking a therapist who genuinely cares for & respects your unique experiences. Here you'll find a safe, affirming space where you can explore your identity, confront personal challenges, & work towards mental & emotional well-being. Beyond the pursuit of coping - to thrive, embrace the journey with empowerment, self-discovery, & self-awareness.
I am therapist-in-training, & prioritize the client/therapist relationship. You may be facing challenges like anxiety, depression, grief, and/or navigating relationships & belong to a marginalized community—LGBTQIA+, immigrant/1st gen, sex worker, or in a non-traditional relationship—seeking a therapist who genuinely cares for & respects your unique experiences. Here you'll find a safe, affirming space where you can explore your identity, confront personal challenges, & work towards mental & emotional well-being. Beyond the pursuit of coping - to thrive, embrace the journey with empowerment, self-discovery, & self-awareness.
(718) 550-4193 View (718) 550-4193
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Kevin Bustillo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106
Congratulations on taking the first step towards therapy, this can be a profound and transformative decision and I am here to support you every step of the way. As a therapist, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective mental health services to individuals, couples, and families seeking support on their journey to improve mental and emotional well-being. Our practice is grounded in the belief that every person has the potential for positive change and growth. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards therapy, this can be a profound and transformative decision and I am here to support you every step of the way. As a therapist, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective mental health services to individuals, couples, and families seeking support on their journey to improve mental and emotional well-being. Our practice is grounded in the belief that every person has the potential for positive change and growth. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
(332) 378-5051 View (332) 378-5051
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Peter J. Amato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Long Island City, NY 11106  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Do you want to feel better, be less stressed, feel more positive, handle your thoughts and feelings more effectively? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, I can help. I am a supportive and empowering therapist. I provide a warm and supportive environment that stresses collaboration, mutual respect and trust. If you are you ready to start: developing healthy coping skills, change negative behavioral patterns, improve personal/romantic relationships, work on problem solving techniques and reduce stress. Please reach out so we can discuss and how to meet your goals.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Do you want to feel better, be less stressed, feel more positive, handle your thoughts and feelings more effectively? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, I can help. I am a supportive and empowering therapist. I provide a warm and supportive environment that stresses collaboration, mutual respect and trust. If you are you ready to start: developing healthy coping skills, change negative behavioral patterns, improve personal/romantic relationships, work on problem solving techniques and reduce stress. Please reach out so we can discuss and how to meet your goals.
(332) 334-8969 View (332) 334-8969
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Elizabeth Ramjas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Island City, NY 11106  (Online Only)
Coping with painful thoughts and feelings can be an overwhelming and lonely experience. However, you don’t have to manage these struggles alone. I specialize in treating adults with anxiety, OCD, and trauma, as well as working with caregivers struggling with anxiety, OCD, and trauma during pregnancy and the postpartum period. I approach treatment using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)—all of which are goal-oriented, evidence-based treatments.
Coping with painful thoughts and feelings can be an overwhelming and lonely experience. However, you don’t have to manage these struggles alone. I specialize in treating adults with anxiety, OCD, and trauma, as well as working with caregivers struggling with anxiety, OCD, and trauma during pregnancy and the postpartum period. I approach treatment using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)—all of which are goal-oriented, evidence-based treatments.
(646) 693-3775 View (646) 693-3775
Maria Genna-Barrera
MSW, CLC, BA-Psyc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11106
**EMAIL IS BEST* You and I will work together to face the challenges you may have. As a Social Worker & Certified Life Coach, I am committed to helping you find your strength and motivation so you can accomplish your goals. I adapt my work method to meet the needs for each of my patients. Together we will make changes and work to achieve a less anxious life. Everyone feels anxious at times. Worrying can be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you're preoccupied with "what ifs" and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem. Anxiety and constant worry maybe holding you back from your goals.
**EMAIL IS BEST* You and I will work together to face the challenges you may have. As a Social Worker & Certified Life Coach, I am committed to helping you find your strength and motivation so you can accomplish your goals. I adapt my work method to meet the needs for each of my patients. Together we will make changes and work to achieve a less anxious life. Everyone feels anxious at times. Worrying can be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem. But if you're preoccupied with "what ifs" and worst-case scenarios, worry becomes a problem. Anxiety and constant worry maybe holding you back from your goals.
(332) 900-3526 View (332) 900-3526
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Andree Michel Decastro
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106
I want to congratulate you for seeking an outlet for self care. It’s understandable that searching for help can be difficult and I can help make that process easy. I have a high success rate with my clients and it’s because I have a strong passion for helping people. I have worked with many individuals from all sorts of cultural backgrounds. My ideal clients are those who suffer from anxiety, depression, grief, domestic violence, ADHD, adjustment problems, family problems and other issues. I am currently seeing people in person and virtually. If you or a loved one is struggling, give me a call.
I want to congratulate you for seeking an outlet for self care. It’s understandable that searching for help can be difficult and I can help make that process easy. I have a high success rate with my clients and it’s because I have a strong passion for helping people. I have worked with many individuals from all sorts of cultural backgrounds. My ideal clients are those who suffer from anxiety, depression, grief, domestic violence, ADHD, adjustment problems, family problems and other issues. I am currently seeing people in person and virtually. If you or a loved one is struggling, give me a call.
(646) 969-3808 View (646) 969-3808
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Maria Gregorio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MFA
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106  (Online Only)
My expertise is in providing trauma-informed care for people who suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma and those who are struggling with adjustments to life changes and loss. A non-judgmental approach is fundamental in my worldview and aimed to the specific needs of each client. Therapy is the place to heal emotional and mental health injuries, to gain insight, to understand oneself better, to attain self-empowerment & to work towards improved relationships.
My expertise is in providing trauma-informed care for people who suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma and those who are struggling with adjustments to life changes and loss. A non-judgmental approach is fundamental in my worldview and aimed to the specific needs of each client. Therapy is the place to heal emotional and mental health injuries, to gain insight, to understand oneself better, to attain self-empowerment & to work towards improved relationships.
(347) 580-5894 View (347) 580-5894

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 11106

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 11106 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 11106 see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 11106?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.