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Dean Parker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Welcome to my office for help with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and other psychological issues. I am a warm, pleasant psychologist who in plain terms will help you feel happier, more relaxed, and more capable in dealing with life's struggles. We can work together to have a more positive attitude about yourself, the future and the world. Psychotherapy and counseling have helped so many to lead more fulfilling lives
Welcome to my office for help with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and other psychological issues. I am a warm, pleasant psychologist who in plain terms will help you feel happier, more relaxed, and more capable in dealing with life's struggles. We can work together to have a more positive attitude about yourself, the future and the world. Psychotherapy and counseling have helped so many to lead more fulfilling lives
(631) 973-4185 View (631) 973-4185
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Christine Molinari
Counselor, LMHC, MSEd, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dix Hills, NY 11746
Sometimes life may seem overwhelming. The children, the house, the job, the marriage, and life itself can become a struggle. When this happens seeking out an environment in which you can work through your feelings can enable you to create positive change in your life or simply make sense of the life around you. The approach I take in our therapeutic relationship is to assist you with identifying those core issues that are keeping you from being the person you want to be. While building upon your strengths, together we will identify and understand triggers that contribute to your overall unhappiness.
Sometimes life may seem overwhelming. The children, the house, the job, the marriage, and life itself can become a struggle. When this happens seeking out an environment in which you can work through your feelings can enable you to create positive change in your life or simply make sense of the life around you. The approach I take in our therapeutic relationship is to assist you with identifying those core issues that are keeping you from being the person you want to be. While building upon your strengths, together we will identify and understand triggers that contribute to your overall unhappiness.
(516) 714-4643 View (516) 714-4643
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Kristina S. Merendini LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Not Verified Not Verified
I have been a Christian psychotherapist for 43 wonderful years; working with individuals, couples and families. A special interest of mine is working with Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) and many kinds of co-dependents. My post-graduate training includes working with addicts and their families. My experience and style help to complement many 12-step programs. I am also committed to, and enjoy working with, those who have been emotionally, sexually or physically abused. Inner-child work is one of my specialities.
I have been a Christian psychotherapist for 43 wonderful years; working with individuals, couples and families. A special interest of mine is working with Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) and many kinds of co-dependents. My post-graduate training includes working with addicts and their families. My experience and style help to complement many 12-step programs. I am also committed to, and enjoy working with, those who have been emotionally, sexually or physically abused. Inner-child work is one of my specialities.
(631) 593-5725 View (631) 593-5725
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Rebecca Norman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dix Hills, NY 11746  (Online Only)
I am a warm, nonjudgmental psychotherapist and have been working with adults, and families for the past 12 years. Clients may begin therapy feeling anxious, hopeless, or just generally "stuck" in unhelpful patterns of behavior. Some may be struggling with relationships or doubting their own self-worth. I help clients gain clarity into their struggles and help them to unlock their "best self" potential, allowing them to feel more empowered with a renewed sense of purpose.
I am a warm, nonjudgmental psychotherapist and have been working with adults, and families for the past 12 years. Clients may begin therapy feeling anxious, hopeless, or just generally "stuck" in unhelpful patterns of behavior. Some may be struggling with relationships or doubting their own self-worth. I help clients gain clarity into their struggles and help them to unlock their "best self" potential, allowing them to feel more empowered with a renewed sense of purpose.
(631) 309-2448 View (631) 309-2448
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Jill Balk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Huntington Station, NY 11746  (Online Only)
My office is warm and inviting and often I have visitors in the form of a canine who will spend time. I have been told that my clients find this guest very comforting and therapeutic. I have been in private practice for the last 20+ years working with people in couples, individually, and within the context of their families. I believe that the relationship between myself and the other is crucial to our successful working together. I look forward to meeting with you and working through your issues on your journey towards health and a happier and more fulfilling life.
My office is warm and inviting and often I have visitors in the form of a canine who will spend time. I have been told that my clients find this guest very comforting and therapeutic. I have been in private practice for the last 20+ years working with people in couples, individually, and within the context of their families. I believe that the relationship between myself and the other is crucial to our successful working together. I look forward to meeting with you and working through your issues on your journey towards health and a happier and more fulfilling life.
(631) 593-5425 View (631) 593-5425
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Reflections Therapy LCSW PC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
At Reflections Therapy LCSW, we understand how anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and major transitions can lead us to feel disconnected from ourselves and others. We will work with you with compassion, guiding you to effectively make changes and discover and create new habits that better serve you in creating the life that you want. Our goal is to support you during these life changes and assist you with developing the skills to be successful in your journey.We have a passion for working with pregnant women and new parents to help them adjust and manage the stress related to this major life change.
At Reflections Therapy LCSW, we understand how anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and major transitions can lead us to feel disconnected from ourselves and others. We will work with you with compassion, guiding you to effectively make changes and discover and create new habits that better serve you in creating the life that you want. Our goal is to support you during these life changes and assist you with developing the skills to be successful in your journey.We have a passion for working with pregnant women and new parents to help them adjust and manage the stress related to this major life change.
(516) 715-2028 View (516) 715-2028
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Christina Diffley
MA, MFT-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntington Station, NY 11746  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in your day to day routine? Are you constantly battling anxious thoughts? Do you and your partner not have the “spark” you used to? I can help assist you in getting a better understanding of your story as well as help you create better communication patterns and coping strategies. Together, we can help you access the tools you need to improve relationships, build self-esteem, and live a happier and healthier life.
Are you feeling stuck in your day to day routine? Are you constantly battling anxious thoughts? Do you and your partner not have the “spark” you used to? I can help assist you in getting a better understanding of your story as well as help you create better communication patterns and coping strategies. Together, we can help you access the tools you need to improve relationships, build self-esteem, and live a happier and healthier life.
(516) 758-1138 View (516) 758-1138
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Elana Rimler
Psychologist, PsyD
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Dix Hills, NY 11746
As your therapist, I will help you share your story to better understand how it may be presenting problems for you in the present, as "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”(Maya Angelou). You may have patterns of handling relationships/situations & want to get unstuck from your usual patterns. We will practice new ways of thinking & doing in a non-judgmental and safe atmosphere. Whatever you are facing, I am here to help you through it. I have flexible hours to help people via telehealth, particularly for overwhelmed parents. I work around you/your child's hectic schedules.
As your therapist, I will help you share your story to better understand how it may be presenting problems for you in the present, as "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”(Maya Angelou). You may have patterns of handling relationships/situations & want to get unstuck from your usual patterns. We will practice new ways of thinking & doing in a non-judgmental and safe atmosphere. Whatever you are facing, I am here to help you through it. I have flexible hours to help people via telehealth, particularly for overwhelmed parents. I work around you/your child's hectic schedules.
(631) 759-5519 View (631) 759-5519
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Denise Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Dix Hills, NY 11746
When life's challenges become too much to handle alone it may be time to seek out someone to support, guide, educate and encourage you on the journey towards change. My approach is eclectic and interactive tailoring the therapeutic treatment to each individual. I view therapy as a collaborative effort where we can work together to understand problems and conflicts, identify where you may encounter barriers and set up realistic goals that help bring about change.
When life's challenges become too much to handle alone it may be time to seek out someone to support, guide, educate and encourage you on the journey towards change. My approach is eclectic and interactive tailoring the therapeutic treatment to each individual. I view therapy as a collaborative effort where we can work together to understand problems and conflicts, identify where you may encounter barriers and set up realistic goals that help bring about change.
(631) 353-7586 View (631) 353-7586
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Paula S. Gilbert
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Huntington Station, NY 11746  (Online Only)
Wouldn't it be great to get the guidance and support you need to have more ease in your mind and body? To move through life's big challenges with confidence and resilience? The truth is most of us have accumulated feelings and beliefs from traumatic and hurtful experiences. We form all kinds of uncomfortable symptoms as a result, from inner conflicts and severe self-criticism to anxiety, depression, and broken relationships. The great thing is that these uncomfortable symptoms really get our attention and can call us to a more satisfying conscious life and a much improved version of ourselves. I am here to help you do this.
Wouldn't it be great to get the guidance and support you need to have more ease in your mind and body? To move through life's big challenges with confidence and resilience? The truth is most of us have accumulated feelings and beliefs from traumatic and hurtful experiences. We form all kinds of uncomfortable symptoms as a result, from inner conflicts and severe self-criticism to anxiety, depression, and broken relationships. The great thing is that these uncomfortable symptoms really get our attention and can call us to a more satisfying conscious life and a much improved version of ourselves. I am here to help you do this.
(631) 386-8087 View (631) 386-8087
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Shannon Harvey
Psychologist, MA, MS, PsyD
Verified Verified
I am a NYS licensed clinical psychologist specializing in CBT for children, adolescents, and adults. Specialty areas that I treat consist of anxiety disorders, OCD, autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other behavioral and developmental disorders. In addition, I have specialized training in applied behavioral analysis, parent training, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. I take pride in being empathic, genuine, and creative in my approaches with my clients. I believe in utilizing the latest empirical research and technological advances in the field to provide the best quality of care.
I am a NYS licensed clinical psychologist specializing in CBT for children, adolescents, and adults. Specialty areas that I treat consist of anxiety disorders, OCD, autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other behavioral and developmental disorders. In addition, I have specialized training in applied behavioral analysis, parent training, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. I take pride in being empathic, genuine, and creative in my approaches with my clients. I believe in utilizing the latest empirical research and technological advances in the field to provide the best quality of care.
(631) 354-4386 x6 View (631) 354-4386 x6
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Meredith A Matteo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Are you feeling stressed or anxious? Are you going through a difficult transition in life? Or maybe you're struggling as a parent or in your relationship? As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York, I can help you on your journey. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years providing supportive services in a safe environment. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, and compassionate. I bring strong experience as a clinician working within the range of young adults, adults, couples, and families. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, marital, and relationship issues.
Are you feeling stressed or anxious? Are you going through a difficult transition in life? Or maybe you're struggling as a parent or in your relationship? As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York, I can help you on your journey. I have been working in the mental health field for over 20 years providing supportive services in a safe environment. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, and compassionate. I bring strong experience as a clinician working within the range of young adults, adults, couples, and families. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, marital, and relationship issues.
(516) 530-7139 View (516) 530-7139
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Emma Grassi, MHC-I
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Huntington Station, NY 11746  (Online Only)
My ideal client would be someone who wants to improve their mental health and overall well-being. Someone who is open to implement adaptive coping mechanisms and enhance their relationship with themselves and others. This client may deal with challenges such as stress and anxiety, depression, mood disorders, self-esteem, or life altering events.
My ideal client would be someone who wants to improve their mental health and overall well-being. Someone who is open to implement adaptive coping mechanisms and enhance their relationship with themselves and others. This client may deal with challenges such as stress and anxiety, depression, mood disorders, self-esteem, or life altering events.
(516) 990-1773 View (516) 990-1773
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Amanda Lea Grodewald - Adler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in CBT for children, adolescents, and adults. I am dedicated to offering state-of-the-art, scientifically-proven psychotherapy for a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns. I provide individualized assessment and customized treatment plans with measurable goals so that therapy is short-term, and signs of progress are clear to all. I offer individual therapy, group therapy, and psychoeducational testing. Additionally, I run a specialized treatment program for insomnia. I am part of a group psychotherapy practice servicing the mental health needs of the community in central Suffolk County, NY.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in CBT for children, adolescents, and adults. I am dedicated to offering state-of-the-art, scientifically-proven psychotherapy for a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns. I provide individualized assessment and customized treatment plans with measurable goals so that therapy is short-term, and signs of progress are clear to all. I offer individual therapy, group therapy, and psychoeducational testing. Additionally, I run a specialized treatment program for insomnia. I am part of a group psychotherapy practice servicing the mental health needs of the community in central Suffolk County, NY.
(631) 707-9122 View (631) 707-9122
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Christopher F Deeg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Dix Hills, NY 11746
I am a licensed psychologist who has been in practice for 31 years. In addition to my graduate education, I have also completed 4 years of postdoctoral training in advanced psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy. I have worked with people who have experienced many different types of challenges and difficulties. My approach is patient and considerate, with the feelings of the person seeking help always paramount. I also offer executive, personal, and leadership coaching. Coaching focuses on building on strengths in making desired changes and improving performance. I also provide consultation to adopted persons, adoptive parents.
I am a licensed psychologist who has been in practice for 31 years. In addition to my graduate education, I have also completed 4 years of postdoctoral training in advanced psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy. I have worked with people who have experienced many different types of challenges and difficulties. My approach is patient and considerate, with the feelings of the person seeking help always paramount. I also offer executive, personal, and leadership coaching. Coaching focuses on building on strengths in making desired changes and improving performance. I also provide consultation to adopted persons, adoptive parents.
(631) 994-1495 View (631) 994-1495
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Nick DiPietro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Huntington Station, NY 11746  (Online Only)
Throughout my career I have worked with multiple different age groups utilizing different modalities to address individuals’ needs. Individual, couples, family and group therapy have all been used to help my clients reach their self-identified goals. With nearly a decade of counseling/psychotherapy experience, I am confident that my varied professional expertise will align closely with your needs. I encourage you to look further into my profile to discover if you feel your needs can be addressed with my added guidance and support. Feel free to reach out- the initial consultation is always free! - Nick
Throughout my career I have worked with multiple different age groups utilizing different modalities to address individuals’ needs. Individual, couples, family and group therapy have all been used to help my clients reach their self-identified goals. With nearly a decade of counseling/psychotherapy experience, I am confident that my varied professional expertise will align closely with your needs. I encourage you to look further into my profile to discover if you feel your needs can be addressed with my added guidance and support. Feel free to reach out- the initial consultation is always free! - Nick
(516) 217-9124 View (516) 217-9124
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Judd Groden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
I am a therapist who specializes in working with teens to adults that have ADHD & Anxiety to help them overcome challenges & achieve goals leading to more fulfilling lives. Be it transitioning from high school to college or moving out of college & into the job market. I specialize in working with individuals who do not meet a "one size fits all strategy" or who are not "neurotypical". I am not afraid to by myself, which means I will use all my training, life experience & expertise to help you live a more productive and fulfilled life.
I am a therapist who specializes in working with teens to adults that have ADHD & Anxiety to help them overcome challenges & achieve goals leading to more fulfilling lives. Be it transitioning from high school to college or moving out of college & into the job market. I specialize in working with individuals who do not meet a "one size fits all strategy" or who are not "neurotypical". I am not afraid to by myself, which means I will use all my training, life experience & expertise to help you live a more productive and fulfilled life.
(631) 202-0818 View (631) 202-0818
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Jacklyn Cimino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anxiety, Depression, life transitions and relationship issues can be overwhelming and difficult to work through alone. As a Licensed Therapist, I am here to listen and work with you in finding the connections between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to assist you in identifying alternative behaviors or coping skills that will help with the challenges you may be facing.
Anxiety, Depression, life transitions and relationship issues can be overwhelming and difficult to work through alone. As a Licensed Therapist, I am here to listen and work with you in finding the connections between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to assist you in identifying alternative behaviors or coping skills that will help with the challenges you may be facing.
(516) 654-8959 View (516) 654-8959
Lisa LoPinto Clinical Psychologist, PC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Is your child: Inattentive? Hyperactive? Impulsive? Noncompliant? Defiant? Angry or Hostile? Verbally/Physically Aggressive? Dr. LoPinto treats children and adolescents (ages 2-18) with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and other behavioral difficulties, who are experiencing problems at home, at school, and/or with friends. Call Dr. LoPinto or visit her website for more information, and get the help your child deserves to lead a successful and happy life. Together we can develop positive, adaptive behavior in your child!
Is your child: Inattentive? Hyperactive? Impulsive? Noncompliant? Defiant? Angry or Hostile? Verbally/Physically Aggressive? Dr. LoPinto treats children and adolescents (ages 2-18) with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and other behavioral difficulties, who are experiencing problems at home, at school, and/or with friends. Call Dr. LoPinto or visit her website for more information, and get the help your child deserves to lead a successful and happy life. Together we can develop positive, adaptive behavior in your child!
(631) 210-5181 View (631) 210-5181
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Diane J Gutman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dix Hills, NY 11746  (Online Only)
Whether you are new to therapy or seeking out a new therapist, finding a supportive and comfortable environment to work towards lasting change can be overwhelming. I am a warm and caring therapist who will help you to address issues in your life that are causing stress, anxiety, and depression, and to work towards a positive outcome. I have been practicing psychotherapy as a licensed clinical social worker for over 30 years, working with individuals, couples, and families. I believe in solution-focused psychotherapy dealing with the here and now and using the past as a lens through which to understand the present.
Whether you are new to therapy or seeking out a new therapist, finding a supportive and comfortable environment to work towards lasting change can be overwhelming. I am a warm and caring therapist who will help you to address issues in your life that are causing stress, anxiety, and depression, and to work towards a positive outcome. I have been practicing psychotherapy as a licensed clinical social worker for over 30 years, working with individuals, couples, and families. I believe in solution-focused psychotherapy dealing with the here and now and using the past as a lens through which to understand the present.
(516) 595-0733 View (516) 595-0733

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 11746

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 11746 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
61% Family Conflict
60% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 11746 see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 11746?

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.