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Emily Askin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
State College, PA 16803
As a licensed psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist, I have over 22 years of experience working as a therapist, evaluator, and consultant. My work with Hope and Healing involves providing support to individuals aged 16 and up who are experiencing a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, and major life transitions. With a firm grounding in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I believe that effective therapy is only possible through the establishment of a mutually respectful, honest, and nonjudgmental therapeutic partnership.
As a licensed psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist, I have over 22 years of experience working as a therapist, evaluator, and consultant. My work with Hope and Healing involves providing support to individuals aged 16 and up who are experiencing a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, and major life transitions. With a firm grounding in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I believe that effective therapy is only possible through the establishment of a mutually respectful, honest, and nonjudgmental therapeutic partnership.
(814) 501-5418 View (814) 501-5418
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Linda Stanger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16803  (Online Only)
I integrate both Western and Eastern techniques and provide clinical tools that connect the mind and body and promote wellness and healing. I take a holistic approach and work collaboratively with you on your journey toward self discovery, growth and healing. I focus on building on your personal strengths, explore balance, self compassion and peace in all areas of life. I use a client-centered, strengths- focused therapeutic approach. I work with adults, children (age 3 and up), adolescents, families and couples.
I integrate both Western and Eastern techniques and provide clinical tools that connect the mind and body and promote wellness and healing. I take a holistic approach and work collaboratively with you on your journey toward self discovery, growth and healing. I focus on building on your personal strengths, explore balance, self compassion and peace in all areas of life. I use a client-centered, strengths- focused therapeutic approach. I work with adults, children (age 3 and up), adolescents, families and couples.
(814) 200-6996 View (814) 200-6996
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Fritz, Stanger & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16803  (Online Only)
We use a client-centered, strengths- focused therapeutic approach. We work with adolescents, adults, couples & families. With four clinicians and over 25 years of experience, we specialize in Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ & Trauma using Solution Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and positive parent training. We are trained in an eclectic set of evidenced based therapeutic techniques and our mission is to help you become the best version of yourself. Begin your journey today, You are Worth it!
We use a client-centered, strengths- focused therapeutic approach. We work with adolescents, adults, couples & families. With four clinicians and over 25 years of experience, we specialize in Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ & Trauma using Solution Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and positive parent training. We are trained in an eclectic set of evidenced based therapeutic techniques and our mission is to help you become the best version of yourself. Begin your journey today, You are Worth it!
(814) 859-2534 View (814) 859-2534
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Dempsey Young
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
State College, PA 16803  (Online Only)
I truly believe that one of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story. From this understanding and processing of your unique story, you can let go of traumas that control you, anxiety and depression road blocks, bad relationships, and overall the emotional pain that may prevent you from living a happy and fulfilling life that gets you excited to wake up to everyday. I want you to be free of that pain so that you can find meaning, excitement, and purpose in work, friendships, relationships, family, and really ALL areas of your life. You DESERVE this and I'm here to help you on this healing journey!
I truly believe that one of the bravest things you can do is to begin to understand your own story. From this understanding and processing of your unique story, you can let go of traumas that control you, anxiety and depression road blocks, bad relationships, and overall the emotional pain that may prevent you from living a happy and fulfilling life that gets you excited to wake up to everyday. I want you to be free of that pain so that you can find meaning, excitement, and purpose in work, friendships, relationships, family, and really ALL areas of your life. You DESERVE this and I'm here to help you on this healing journey!
(814) 831-7352 View (814) 831-7352
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Maggie R. Doby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
State College, PA 16803  (Online Only)
I am committed to supporting and empowering my clients on their path toward self growth and healing. Each client is their own unique person, therefore I combine ideas and techniques from different counseling frameworks. I work with varying ages of adults, with the college age demographic being my primary client focus. Using a culturally competent lens, I specialize in the areas of grief and loss, anxiety, depression, family of origin concerns and interpersonal communication. I am relational, and value the importance of the therapeutic alliance as a tool to facilitate change.
I am committed to supporting and empowering my clients on their path toward self growth and healing. Each client is their own unique person, therefore I combine ideas and techniques from different counseling frameworks. I work with varying ages of adults, with the college age demographic being my primary client focus. Using a culturally competent lens, I specialize in the areas of grief and loss, anxiety, depression, family of origin concerns and interpersonal communication. I am relational, and value the importance of the therapeutic alliance as a tool to facilitate change.
(814) 752-5441 View (814) 752-5441
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Tierra A Dinkins
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, NCC
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16803  (Online Only)
Hello there! I'm Dr. Dinkins, most clients call me Dr. D. I work with individuals who are seeking a comprehensive and holistic approach to their mental health and well-being. My services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse range of clients, including those who are: seeking personal growth, experiencing stress and burnout, with anxiety and depression, interested in holistic healing, navigating life transitions, seeking support for relationship issues, communication challenges, or those interested in enhancing their relationships through a holistic and integrated approach.
Hello there! I'm Dr. Dinkins, most clients call me Dr. D. I work with individuals who are seeking a comprehensive and holistic approach to their mental health and well-being. My services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse range of clients, including those who are: seeking personal growth, experiencing stress and burnout, with anxiety and depression, interested in holistic healing, navigating life transitions, seeking support for relationship issues, communication challenges, or those interested in enhancing their relationships through a holistic and integrated approach.
(814) 523-6411 View (814) 523-6411
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Xin Zou
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MPhilEd, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
State College, PA 16803  (Online Only)
Welcome! If you’re here, you’re likely motivated to grow and open to exploring your inner world. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or relationship challenges, you’re looking for a safe space to express your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. My goal is to help you understand the roots of your struggles, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and build stronger, more fulfilling relationships. Together, we can work towards the growth and healing you seek.
Welcome! If you’re here, you’re likely motivated to grow and open to exploring your inner world. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or relationship challenges, you’re looking for a safe space to express your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. My goal is to help you understand the roots of your struggles, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and build stronger, more fulfilling relationships. Together, we can work towards the growth and healing you seek.
(814) 230-7292 View (814) 230-7292
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Maria T. Huber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16803  (Online Only)
I am particularly adept at navigating the challenges faced by those adjusting to new environments, dealing with academic pressures, and experiencing cultural transitions. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each individual, drawing on a variety of modalities to foster resilience, promote personal growth, and enhance overall well-being.
I am particularly adept at navigating the challenges faced by those adjusting to new environments, dealing with academic pressures, and experiencing cultural transitions. My therapeutic approach is tailored to each individual, drawing on a variety of modalities to foster resilience, promote personal growth, and enhance overall well-being.
(814) 560-5269 View (814) 560-5269
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Dr. Shamima Akhter
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16803  (Online Only)
You're slamming the alarm clock; it was another night of broken sleep. Feeling drained and wishing for a moment of peace and happiness. You are giving to others when you're running low and rarely have time for yourself. Pressures and stress are piling up and weighing on your shoulders. You want to reach out for help but are scared of being vulnerable. At night when you lay down to sleep, the thoughts are racing and the worries return. All that you want is understanding, support, and acceptance.
You're slamming the alarm clock; it was another night of broken sleep. Feeling drained and wishing for a moment of peace and happiness. You are giving to others when you're running low and rarely have time for yourself. Pressures and stress are piling up and weighing on your shoulders. You want to reach out for help but are scared of being vulnerable. At night when you lay down to sleep, the thoughts are racing and the worries return. All that you want is understanding, support, and acceptance.
(814) 822-5285 View (814) 822-5285
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Mara Holsinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
State College, PA 16803
I believe you are not defined by your past. You are defined by how you rise after falling. The bravest thing you can do is begin to understand your own story. As a licensed Social Worker, I specialize in Adolescent and adult trauma and offer a holistic therapeutic approach to help you unlock your full potential and elevate your quality of life. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to develop personal insights and skills to better navigate the challenges in your life.
I believe you are not defined by your past. You are defined by how you rise after falling. The bravest thing you can do is begin to understand your own story. As a licensed Social Worker, I specialize in Adolescent and adult trauma and offer a holistic therapeutic approach to help you unlock your full potential and elevate your quality of life. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to develop personal insights and skills to better navigate the challenges in your life.
(814) 259-8976 View (814) 259-8976
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16803
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(814) 561-6414 View (814) 561-6414
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Heidi Christy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16803
My primary areas of interest include anxiety, depression, and Anxiety related to sports performance. I use a mindfulness-based holistic approach to assist in goal achievement. I believe in the impact that a healthy lifestyle has in every area of life. I promote empowerment, dignity, and respect for all clients, regardless of age, race, gender, background or sexual orientation.
My primary areas of interest include anxiety, depression, and Anxiety related to sports performance. I use a mindfulness-based holistic approach to assist in goal achievement. I believe in the impact that a healthy lifestyle has in every area of life. I promote empowerment, dignity, and respect for all clients, regardless of age, race, gender, background or sexual orientation.
(412) 903-9646 View (412) 903-9646
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Amber Kresovich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
State College, PA 16803
Over the last 15 years I have had the pleasure of working with children, teens, families, and adults in school, home, community, and office settings. I strive to provide an environment that clients feel safe, supported, and validated. In turn, this will lead to a positive therapeutic relationship in which self-reflection and processing can take place. My goal is for you to recognize your strengths that I see in you and help uncover your hidden potential. I hope to help you, your child, or your family with whatever obstacles or challenges you may be facing.
Over the last 15 years I have had the pleasure of working with children, teens, families, and adults in school, home, community, and office settings. I strive to provide an environment that clients feel safe, supported, and validated. In turn, this will lead to a positive therapeutic relationship in which self-reflection and processing can take place. My goal is for you to recognize your strengths that I see in you and help uncover your hidden potential. I hope to help you, your child, or your family with whatever obstacles or challenges you may be facing.
(814) 581-4488 View (814) 581-4488
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Mana Life Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
State College, PA 16803
Having a compassionate counselor on your side during stressful times can be a great comfort. Whether you’re facing general stress, anxiety or depression Mana Life Counseling is here for you. Together, you’ll break down obstacles in your life and build a personal toolbox of coping strategies. Compassion and understanding are both key strategies in our approach, and through them, you’ll learn how to forge your way forward.
Having a compassionate counselor on your side during stressful times can be a great comfort. Whether you’re facing general stress, anxiety or depression Mana Life Counseling is here for you. Together, you’ll break down obstacles in your life and build a personal toolbox of coping strategies. Compassion and understanding are both key strategies in our approach, and through them, you’ll learn how to forge your way forward.
(814) 325-9284 View (814) 325-9284
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Elaine Rodino
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
State College, PA 16803  (Online Only)
I see psychotherapy as a psycho-educational experience where you learn about yourself. This counseling process of self-exploration leads to understanding self-defeating thinking and behaviors that may keep you from actualizing potential for successful relationships, success in business and career and from having a really happy life. During the years since I have been a licensed psychologist, I have had the privilege of helping many individuals and couples to achieve a happier, emotionally healthier, and financially successful life. My patients describe me as being a no nonsense person, while at the same time being warm and comfortable.
I see psychotherapy as a psycho-educational experience where you learn about yourself. This counseling process of self-exploration leads to understanding self-defeating thinking and behaviors that may keep you from actualizing potential for successful relationships, success in business and career and from having a really happy life. During the years since I have been a licensed psychologist, I have had the privilege of helping many individuals and couples to achieve a happier, emotionally healthier, and financially successful life. My patients describe me as being a no nonsense person, while at the same time being warm and comfortable.
(814) 238-2170 View (814) 238-2170
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Brain Advances LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCN, QEEG-DL, MEd
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16803
With over thirty years of experience in working with a broad range of mental health issues, Rhonda Mateer Ross is a skilled provider of psychotherapy and neurofeedback. Infra Slow Fluctuation Neurofeedback (Google Mark Smith) is especially powerful with autism, bowel issues, migraines, Raynauld's Syndrome, anxiety, sleep disturbances and mood disorders. She is also certified in the Polyvagal Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) which is especially helpful with autism, trauma and anxiety.
With over thirty years of experience in working with a broad range of mental health issues, Rhonda Mateer Ross is a skilled provider of psychotherapy and neurofeedback. Infra Slow Fluctuation Neurofeedback (Google Mark Smith) is especially powerful with autism, bowel issues, migraines, Raynauld's Syndrome, anxiety, sleep disturbances and mood disorders. She is also certified in the Polyvagal Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) which is especially helpful with autism, trauma and anxiety.
(814) 209-4623 View (814) 209-4623
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Mary Ann Gastiger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16803
My experience in the field of mental health extends over thirty years. I specialize in working with those who suffer from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, and trauma, but also, a number of other issues which brings people to treatment who are looking for relief from their symptoms.
My experience in the field of mental health extends over thirty years. I specialize in working with those who suffer from anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, and trauma, but also, a number of other issues which brings people to treatment who are looking for relief from their symptoms.
(814) 324-9540 View (814) 324-9540
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Elizabeth A Mason
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16803
I believe that therapy is a wonderful way to explore inner thoughts and feelings in a safe, supportive, encouraging environment. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a variety of challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, post partum, infertility, miscarriage, parenting struggles, and family and relationship difficulties. I believe in the integration of body, mind, and spirit and the importance of bringing balance to one's life for optimal functioning. Our journey together would work toward wellness and healing in a trusting, safe, and secure relationship.
I believe that therapy is a wonderful way to explore inner thoughts and feelings in a safe, supportive, encouraging environment. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with a variety of challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, ADHD, post partum, infertility, miscarriage, parenting struggles, and family and relationship difficulties. I believe in the integration of body, mind, and spirit and the importance of bringing balance to one's life for optimal functioning. Our journey together would work toward wellness and healing in a trusting, safe, and secure relationship.
(814) 376-3217 View (814) 376-3217
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Jill I Loomis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MDiv, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
State College, PA 16803
Waitlist for new clients
I currently have a wait list. The best way to reach me is to contact me by email, providing some details about your specific need and wishes for therapy at this time. I have been in private practice since 1995, and provide psychotherapy in the State College, Pennsylvania area. My office is located just blocks away from the main campus of Penn State University. My approach multi-faceted, although my training is primarily Jungian, psychodynamic, and systems-based. The primary focus of my private practice is individual psychotherapy for adults, although I also work with couples and families.
I currently have a wait list. The best way to reach me is to contact me by email, providing some details about your specific need and wishes for therapy at this time. I have been in private practice since 1995, and provide psychotherapy in the State College, Pennsylvania area. My office is located just blocks away from the main campus of Penn State University. My approach multi-faceted, although my training is primarily Jungian, psychodynamic, and systems-based. The primary focus of my private practice is individual psychotherapy for adults, although I also work with couples and families.
(814) 474-6541 View (814) 474-6541
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Hutchinson Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Ph D, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
State College, PA 16803  (Online Only)
We are all facing a difficult and challenging time. Acknowledging that you may need a little help and reaching out to someone for support is an important first step. I am committed to creating a non-judgmental, safe space for you to have a dialogue with me. I work with individuals who have experienced traumatic events, suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, challenges in their personal/work relationships. Maybe you just simply "feel off" or "stuck". Please email me to schedule a virtual appointment. My hope is that you will take this step to give yourself a chance to feel better.
We are all facing a difficult and challenging time. Acknowledging that you may need a little help and reaching out to someone for support is an important first step. I am committed to creating a non-judgmental, safe space for you to have a dialogue with me. I work with individuals who have experienced traumatic events, suffer from stress, anxiety, depression, challenges in their personal/work relationships. Maybe you just simply "feel off" or "stuck". Please email me to schedule a virtual appointment. My hope is that you will take this step to give yourself a chance to feel better.
(814) 203-4343 View (814) 203-4343
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Number of Therapists in 16803

30+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 16803 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
77% Coping Skills
77% Stress
73% Grief
70% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Highmark
78% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 16803 see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 16803?

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.