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Kizzy Joseph
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that with intention therapists are activists. I envision therapy as a radical healing space where communities of color, especially Black communities, can feel empowered and validated in spite of life’s messiness and structural oppression. As a co-parenting Black mama and marriage and family therapist intern, it is important for me to serve Black families of all kinds in order to help them cultivate deeper love, safety, and healing.
I believe that with intention therapists are activists. I envision therapy as a radical healing space where communities of color, especially Black communities, can feel empowered and validated in spite of life’s messiness and structural oppression. As a co-parenting Black mama and marriage and family therapist intern, it is important for me to serve Black families of all kinds in order to help them cultivate deeper love, safety, and healing.
(347) 658-5467 View (347) 658-5467
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Dr. Jason V Flemming
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
Whether you are seeking therapy for the first time, or have been in therapy many times before, it’s so important to find a therapist that feels like the right fit for you. I want to personally acknowledge the courage, intentionality, and investment you have placed in yourself in deciding to seek support in the form of counseling/therapy. We may struggle with relationships, work, life transitions, caregiving, chronic illness and pain, loss, stress and trauma related symptoms, or other issues. Create space for yourself to engage in a restorative, empowering therapeutic experience and receive the support you deserve. Therapy offers opp
Whether you are seeking therapy for the first time, or have been in therapy many times before, it’s so important to find a therapist that feels like the right fit for you. I want to personally acknowledge the courage, intentionality, and investment you have placed in yourself in deciding to seek support in the form of counseling/therapy. We may struggle with relationships, work, life transitions, caregiving, chronic illness and pain, loss, stress and trauma related symptoms, or other issues. Create space for yourself to engage in a restorative, empowering therapeutic experience and receive the support you deserve. Therapy offers opp
(929) 590-9827 View (929) 590-9827
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Nadine T. George
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
In times of difficulty, reaching out for help can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for a new perspective, new to therapy or unsure of where to go next, I’m here for you. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, I provide a safe and supportive space. Together, we can navigate challenges, improve communication, boost self-esteem, and develop effective coping strategies. My focus is on understanding and addressing issues like anxiety, depression, and trauma. Let’s work together to shift your perspective, uncover your values, and take meaningful steps towards your life goals.
In times of difficulty, reaching out for help can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for a new perspective, new to therapy or unsure of where to go next, I’m here for you. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, I provide a safe and supportive space. Together, we can navigate challenges, improve communication, boost self-esteem, and develop effective coping strategies. My focus is on understanding and addressing issues like anxiety, depression, and trauma. Let’s work together to shift your perspective, uncover your values, and take meaningful steps towards your life goals.
(929) 810-4326 View (929) 810-4326
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Shterna Levy-Haim
MFT-LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
Are you looking to improve your quality of life and elevate your relationships? Welcome! I'm Shterna, a Marriage and Family Therapist working with individuals, families, and couples, and I'm glad you're here! Deciding to come to therapy is one of the biggest acts of self-love, and I'd be honored to witness your growth and healing journey. I provide a holistic and personalized approach to therapy that addresses the unique needs of each client and their relationship system. My specialties include relationships, family challenges, life transitions, childhood trauma, self-esteem, and boundaries.
Are you looking to improve your quality of life and elevate your relationships? Welcome! I'm Shterna, a Marriage and Family Therapist working with individuals, families, and couples, and I'm glad you're here! Deciding to come to therapy is one of the biggest acts of self-love, and I'd be honored to witness your growth and healing journey. I provide a holistic and personalized approach to therapy that addresses the unique needs of each client and their relationship system. My specialties include relationships, family challenges, life transitions, childhood trauma, self-esteem, and boundaries.
(347) 851-7598 View (347) 851-7598
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Lawanna Mackie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SIFI, CLC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
I provide short-term therapy to help you identify wants and needs, address fears, insecurities, and traumas of the past, and then take steps towards meaningfully achieving growth, while stabilizing your presenting concerns. My style of therapy is to draw from your past experiences, process unresolved trauma, and use the insights to create a new way of thinking. We will work together to outline steps that achieve your desired goals and improve thought processes. Clients who are ready for self-honesty, accountability and growth are ideal to begin this therapeutic journey.
I provide short-term therapy to help you identify wants and needs, address fears, insecurities, and traumas of the past, and then take steps towards meaningfully achieving growth, while stabilizing your presenting concerns. My style of therapy is to draw from your past experiences, process unresolved trauma, and use the insights to create a new way of thinking. We will work together to outline steps that achieve your desired goals and improve thought processes. Clients who are ready for self-honesty, accountability and growth are ideal to begin this therapeutic journey.
(718) 550-6190 View (718) 550-6190
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Alida Tabaro
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
Alida is a mental health counselor committed to creating an atmosphere of safety and understanding. Her work includes identifying various strengths and weaknesses her clients carry. By using different approaches: CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing and Person-Centered Therapy, she helps her clients reach their goals. Through her work as a therapist, Alida has found that building sustainable support systems outside of therapy plays a large role in clients’ success. In the past, Alida worked with the homeless and SPMI population and stands as an ally for minority groups including refugee, BIPOC and LGBTQ+.
Alida is a mental health counselor committed to creating an atmosphere of safety and understanding. Her work includes identifying various strengths and weaknesses her clients carry. By using different approaches: CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing and Person-Centered Therapy, she helps her clients reach their goals. Through her work as a therapist, Alida has found that building sustainable support systems outside of therapy plays a large role in clients’ success. In the past, Alida worked with the homeless and SPMI population and stands as an ally for minority groups including refugee, BIPOC and LGBTQ+.
(929) 377-1328 View (929) 377-1328
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Louise Emanuel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
Life is full of stressful situations. It can be hard to keep up with everything in our hectic lives. The demands of work, social and personal engagements, family life and responsibilities. Sometimes it's easy to lose track of yourself, your needs and goals.Therapy is an act of self-care and courage that can transform personal challenges into life-enhancing opportunities.
Life is full of stressful situations. It can be hard to keep up with everything in our hectic lives. The demands of work, social and personal engagements, family life and responsibilities. Sometimes it's easy to lose track of yourself, your needs and goals.Therapy is an act of self-care and courage that can transform personal challenges into life-enhancing opportunities.
(718) 683-9929 View (718) 683-9929
Sharon Richards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203
As a clinical social worker who have been in the field for the pass 17 years, I have encountered many different issues that, children and families have faced. Life is challenging and everyone wants to have a happy fulfilling life. When challenge by issues such as anxiety, depression, family matters, career decisions everyone needs to feel and know that they are heard. I help clients come up with their goals and ways to achieve them. I gain skills not only to recognize their triggers but also ways to manage them.
As a clinical social worker who have been in the field for the pass 17 years, I have encountered many different issues that, children and families have faced. Life is challenging and everyone wants to have a happy fulfilling life. When challenge by issues such as anxiety, depression, family matters, career decisions everyone needs to feel and know that they are heard. I help clients come up with their goals and ways to achieve them. I gain skills not only to recognize their triggers but also ways to manage them.
(929) 930-6245 View (929) 930-6245
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Ammari Amani Edwards
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
Hello, and welcome to my page. Thank you for considering me for a role in your journey. The steps you're taking towards exploring your life are incredibly meaningful. After some consideration, I hope you'll find that I could be the right companion to support you on your path to realizing your aspirations. Seeking therapy requires courage, and I want to acknowledge that bravery. It would be an honor to assist you in navigating whatever brought you to this page.
Hello, and welcome to my page. Thank you for considering me for a role in your journey. The steps you're taking towards exploring your life are incredibly meaningful. After some consideration, I hope you'll find that I could be the right companion to support you on your path to realizing your aspirations. Seeking therapy requires courage, and I want to acknowledge that bravery. It would be an honor to assist you in navigating whatever brought you to this page.
(646) 859-2074 View (646) 859-2074
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Nickeema Lyte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
Are you looking for direction on navigating life transitions? I believe you are the expert of your life and therapy is an opportunity where we get to reflect on your life's trajectory, and to recognize how to get to what's next. I am passionate about using my unique skillset to teach, support and provide a space for internal transformation to take place.
Are you looking for direction on navigating life transitions? I believe you are the expert of your life and therapy is an opportunity where we get to reflect on your life's trajectory, and to recognize how to get to what's next. I am passionate about using my unique skillset to teach, support and provide a space for internal transformation to take place.
(929) 552-5613 View (929) 552-5613
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Jason Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
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Reina Viera Navarro
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
My goal is to empower individuals, and those struggling with anxiety or depression to attain clarity and functional well-being. I understand the significant impact of these struggles on decision-making and am committed to assisting you in setting and achieving concrete emotional wellness goals. Together, we will uncover and transform limiting patterns hindering your ability to thrive.
My goal is to empower individuals, and those struggling with anxiety or depression to attain clarity and functional well-being. I understand the significant impact of these struggles on decision-making and am committed to assisting you in setting and achieving concrete emotional wellness goals. Together, we will uncover and transform limiting patterns hindering your ability to thrive.
(929) 493-5658 View (929) 493-5658
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Nichelle Murray
Art Therapist
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
I am an artist with a Masters in Art Therapy/Counseling who is currently pursuing a PhD in psychology. I provide services to anyone who is willing to work to improve their mental health and well-being. The aim is to minimize negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions while building a positive outlook on life. Your therapeutic journey moves at your own pace as you are in the driver's seat and I am only here to guide and support you through this journey.
I am an artist with a Masters in Art Therapy/Counseling who is currently pursuing a PhD in psychology. I provide services to anyone who is willing to work to improve their mental health and well-being. The aim is to minimize negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions while building a positive outlook on life. Your therapeutic journey moves at your own pace as you are in the driver's seat and I am only here to guide and support you through this journey.
(347) 472-1220 View (347) 472-1220
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Center For Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EdS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling tired, depressed or can’t keep up with your daily routine, have relational skill deficits, need to strengthen your marriage, become a realistic parent, or just need to take a journey into self-awareness? We are here to assist you, preventative or corrective, in your self-improvement and/or self-empowerment pursuits.
Are you feeling tired, depressed or can’t keep up with your daily routine, have relational skill deficits, need to strengthen your marriage, become a realistic parent, or just need to take a journey into self-awareness? We are here to assist you, preventative or corrective, in your self-improvement and/or self-empowerment pursuits.
(929) 205-4929 x11203 View (929) 205-4929 x11203
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Aaron Silverman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203
I can help you be you! I specialize in helping teens, young adults and adults be happy. Whether simple things left undone, or trauma like a parents' divorce, we are sent messages that we internalize while growing up. The life path of my personal journey has helped me to listen with empathy, insight and interest. I give people a safe space to share and grow. With the proper clinical relationship, I invite you to welcome emotional and professional health into your life. Through our shared minds, your uniquely human response to life can be found.
I can help you be you! I specialize in helping teens, young adults and adults be happy. Whether simple things left undone, or trauma like a parents' divorce, we are sent messages that we internalize while growing up. The life path of my personal journey has helped me to listen with empathy, insight and interest. I give people a safe space to share and grow. With the proper clinical relationship, I invite you to welcome emotional and professional health into your life. Through our shared minds, your uniquely human response to life can be found.
(917) 994-9429 View (917) 994-9429
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Alexis Stevens
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
We often lose ourselves in an attempt to fulfill those everyday life roles. You know the roles we play everyday as parents, partner, child, employee, and friend? When do we ever take the time to truly put ourselves!?! Unfortunately, most of us fail to ever do so, but this has to stop and the time is now! You matter! Your goals matter! If you are not good to yourself, how can you ever be any good to someone else! I have experience working with a variety of populations such as those experiencing severe persistent mental illness, substance use, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, LGBTQ issues, relationships issues and much more.
We often lose ourselves in an attempt to fulfill those everyday life roles. You know the roles we play everyday as parents, partner, child, employee, and friend? When do we ever take the time to truly put ourselves!?! Unfortunately, most of us fail to ever do so, but this has to stop and the time is now! You matter! Your goals matter! If you are not good to yourself, how can you ever be any good to someone else! I have experience working with a variety of populations such as those experiencing severe persistent mental illness, substance use, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, LGBTQ issues, relationships issues and much more.
(929) 577-3153 View (929) 577-3153
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Charmaine Spencer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Whether you are seeking therapy for the first time, or have been in therapy many times before, it’s so important to find a therapist that feels like the right fit for you. I want to personally acknowledge the courage, intentionality, and investment you have placed in yourself in deciding to seek support in the form of counseling/therapy. We may struggle with relationships, work, life transitions, caregiving, chronic illness and pain, loss, stress and trauma related symptoms, or other issues. Create space for yourself to engage in a restorative, empowering therapeutic experience and receive the support you deserve.
Whether you are seeking therapy for the first time, or have been in therapy many times before, it’s so important to find a therapist that feels like the right fit for you. I want to personally acknowledge the courage, intentionality, and investment you have placed in yourself in deciding to seek support in the form of counseling/therapy. We may struggle with relationships, work, life transitions, caregiving, chronic illness and pain, loss, stress and trauma related symptoms, or other issues. Create space for yourself to engage in a restorative, empowering therapeutic experience and receive the support you deserve.
(718) 550-4621 View (718) 550-4621
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Lauren Dobbs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
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Dina Derilas
LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor and a certified school counselor with many years of experience working with children, adolescents, parents, and young adults using an evidence-based approach. Areas of expertise include anxiety and mood disorders, chronic illness adjustment, pain management, and medical non-adherence. My practice includes individual therapy and group therapy. I work with individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, stress from daily life, depression, and difficulties within relationships. My approach is warm, compassionate, respectful, and culturally sensitive.
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor and a certified school counselor with many years of experience working with children, adolescents, parents, and young adults using an evidence-based approach. Areas of expertise include anxiety and mood disorders, chronic illness adjustment, pain management, and medical non-adherence. My practice includes individual therapy and group therapy. I work with individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, stress from daily life, depression, and difficulties within relationships. My approach is warm, compassionate, respectful, and culturally sensitive.
(718) 550-2422 View (718) 550-2422
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Aneesha Allen
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11203  (Online Only)
If you are someone who is facing the complexities of life, perhaps dealing with anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges, you need a safe, empathetic space to express yourself and navigate your struggles. The goal is to achieve a more balanced and fulfilling life. They need a therapist who understands their unique experiences, can help guide positive change, and help them walk a journey of self-discovery. They must break free from obstacles, build resilience, and ultimately create a life that aligns with their most authentic self. My goal is not only to provide relief from immediate challenges but also to empower.
If you are someone who is facing the complexities of life, perhaps dealing with anxiety, depression, or relationship challenges, you need a safe, empathetic space to express yourself and navigate your struggles. The goal is to achieve a more balanced and fulfilling life. They need a therapist who understands their unique experiences, can help guide positive change, and help them walk a journey of self-discovery. They must break free from obstacles, build resilience, and ultimately create a life that aligns with their most authentic self. My goal is not only to provide relief from immediate challenges but also to empower.
(929) 254-6348 View (929) 254-6348

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 11203

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 11203 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 11203 see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 11203?

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.