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Hopeworks Counseling LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, S-CSW, MSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
Leesburg, VA 20176  (Online Only)
Laura is a bilingual Spanish-speaking clinician. She believes that positive changes are made through relationships that are supportive while empowering the client to make their own choices. She has spent most of her career fostering safe and affirming environments and has made it her mission to normalize making mental health a priority. Laura is a supervisee in clinical social work and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. She is currently registered with the state and is working towards licensure.
Laura is a bilingual Spanish-speaking clinician. She believes that positive changes are made through relationships that are supportive while empowering the client to make their own choices. She has spent most of her career fostering safe and affirming environments and has made it her mission to normalize making mental health a priority. Laura is a supervisee in clinical social work and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. She is currently registered with the state and is working towards licensure.
(540) 264-3361 View (540) 264-3361
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Sarah Mahnaz Vanlandingham
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Leesburg, VA 20176
Dr. Sarah M. Vanlandingham, PsyD (Dr. Sarah) is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in comprehensive psychological assessment and psychotherapy services for children and teens. Dr. Sarah is dedicated to providing comprehensive, evidenced-based psychological services for children. Her commitment to quality and patient outcomes always takes priority over volume. Her approach is highly effective as evidenced by documented outcome measures. In her work, she uses data-informed and effective psychotherapy approaches to move beyond symptom reduction and help each child thrive.
Dr. Sarah M. Vanlandingham, PsyD (Dr. Sarah) is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in comprehensive psychological assessment and psychotherapy services for children and teens. Dr. Sarah is dedicated to providing comprehensive, evidenced-based psychological services for children. Her commitment to quality and patient outcomes always takes priority over volume. Her approach is highly effective as evidenced by documented outcome measures. In her work, she uses data-informed and effective psychotherapy approaches to move beyond symptom reduction and help each child thrive.
(540) 202-1475 View (540) 202-1475
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Angelina Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSATP, PMH-C, CCTP, MAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lansdowne, VA 20176
Licensed in VA, WVA, MD and NC. Are you struggling with your overall mental wellness? Have you tried therapy in the past and not seen the progress you were expecting? I am here to offer support and collaborate with you to find hope. Therapy is a shared journey to identify new insights and work on finding actionable solutions. I actively listen to get to know you, develop a clinical relationship and address your unique needs while in a calm and comfortable setting. We work together to create tangible tools to process past experiences, including trauma, and tackle current complicated life issues to facilitate a healthier future.
Licensed in VA, WVA, MD and NC. Are you struggling with your overall mental wellness? Have you tried therapy in the past and not seen the progress you were expecting? I am here to offer support and collaborate with you to find hope. Therapy is a shared journey to identify new insights and work on finding actionable solutions. I actively listen to get to know you, develop a clinical relationship and address your unique needs while in a calm and comfortable setting. We work together to create tangible tools to process past experiences, including trauma, and tackle current complicated life issues to facilitate a healthier future.
(703) 372-9941 View (703) 372-9941
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Jenny Sexton
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CSAC, QMHP, FAC, CSAM
Verified Verified
Leesburg, VA 20176
As a substance abuse counselor & certified interventionist, who specializes in treatment services for adolescents & adults, it is my goal to address the individual's addiction, identify their needs, & goals for long-term success. As a clinician, it is important to understand the full spectrum of the individual's substance use, the impact their use has had on their family members, and identify goals to ensure their long-term success. It is important to address one issue at a time & help the individual understand the road to recovery is long & challenging but with diligence, will be met with success & freedom from addiction.
As a substance abuse counselor & certified interventionist, who specializes in treatment services for adolescents & adults, it is my goal to address the individual's addiction, identify their needs, & goals for long-term success. As a clinician, it is important to understand the full spectrum of the individual's substance use, the impact their use has had on their family members, and identify goals to ensure their long-term success. It is important to address one issue at a time & help the individual understand the road to recovery is long & challenging but with diligence, will be met with success & freedom from addiction.
(571) 620-5624 View (571) 620-5624
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Dr. Hannah Kolodner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leesburg, VA 20176  (Online Only)
I have the pleasure of serving adults, adolescents and couples seeking compassionate and evidence-based clinical care. My speciality is treating the diversity of symptoms associated with trauma experiences. Through my work in trauma, I have served clients facing a wide diversity of challenges including Anxiety, Depression, Mood Lability, Grief, Loss, Stress and more. I enjoy supporting clients through interpersonal milestones such as relationships, intimacy, re-coupling, divorce, reconciliation and other momentous life events.
I have the pleasure of serving adults, adolescents and couples seeking compassionate and evidence-based clinical care. My speciality is treating the diversity of symptoms associated with trauma experiences. Through my work in trauma, I have served clients facing a wide diversity of challenges including Anxiety, Depression, Mood Lability, Grief, Loss, Stress and more. I enjoy supporting clients through interpersonal milestones such as relationships, intimacy, re-coupling, divorce, reconciliation and other momentous life events.
(540) 889-3567 View (540) 889-3567
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Allison Swisher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT, NCC, NCSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leesburg, VA 20176
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, National Certified Counselor, and National Certified School Counselor, I provide mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. My focus is helping clients who are struggling with parenting, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, school adjustment, trauma, and issues involving separation and divorce.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, National Certified Counselor, and National Certified School Counselor, I provide mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. My focus is helping clients who are struggling with parenting, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationship issues, school adjustment, trauma, and issues involving separation and divorce.
(703) 791-9942 View (703) 791-9942
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Melissa Jackson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Leesburg, VA 20176
Life's challenges can often leave us feeling fragmented, with our physical, spiritual, emotional, and social aspects in disarray. It is easy to lose sight of our authentic selves when faced with life’s hardships and as a therapist, I will act as your co-captain throughout your therapeutic journey. Maybe you're experiencing a mix of emotions like sadness, frustration, stress, insecurity, and lack of motivation. Whatever it is, know that you are not alone. My goal is to guide you toward the equilibrium that fosters your well-being, tailoring evidence-based techniques that will suit your individuality best!
Life's challenges can often leave us feeling fragmented, with our physical, spiritual, emotional, and social aspects in disarray. It is easy to lose sight of our authentic selves when faced with life’s hardships and as a therapist, I will act as your co-captain throughout your therapeutic journey. Maybe you're experiencing a mix of emotions like sadness, frustration, stress, insecurity, and lack of motivation. Whatever it is, know that you are not alone. My goal is to guide you toward the equilibrium that fosters your well-being, tailoring evidence-based techniques that will suit your individuality best!
(540) 712-8642 View (540) 712-8642
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Gigi Prichard
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSN
Verified Verified
Leesburg, VA 20176
I look forward to collaborating with you on your personal counseling goals so that you may experience better quality of life and positive desired outcomes. Together we will explore and evoke your strengths and skills with the intent to improve your overall wellness and foster better relationships.
I look forward to collaborating with you on your personal counseling goals so that you may experience better quality of life and positive desired outcomes. Together we will explore and evoke your strengths and skills with the intent to improve your overall wellness and foster better relationships.
(540) 346-3176 View (540) 346-3176
Dr Karen Larson & Associates, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lansdowne, VA 20176
Understanding motivational difficulties can be complex;the primary causes underlying these difficulties are emotional in nature. Each day we expend a great deal of our energy modulating our mood to optimize our academic/profession and interpersonal experiences. Intervention involves the identification of emotional defenses that block the path of emotional health.
Understanding motivational difficulties can be complex;the primary causes underlying these difficulties are emotional in nature. Each day we expend a great deal of our energy modulating our mood to optimize our academic/profession and interpersonal experiences. Intervention involves the identification of emotional defenses that block the path of emotional health.
(703) 468-8251 View (703) 468-8251
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Patrick Clinton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Leesburg, VA 20176
Patrick Clinton is a Licensed Professional Counselor who offers supportive psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families ages 18 and up. He enjoys helping clients to explore and identify mental health challenge and to develop a pathway of healing. He offers in-person and virtual counseling to those struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and more.
Patrick Clinton is a Licensed Professional Counselor who offers supportive psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families ages 18 and up. He enjoys helping clients to explore and identify mental health challenge and to develop a pathway of healing. He offers in-person and virtual counseling to those struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and more.
(540) 346-3466 View (540) 346-3466
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Susan Saint-Rossy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Leesburg, VA 20176
You look like the perfect high achieving couple from the outside, but behind closed doors you are struggling with communication, conflict, and connection. You are both suffering–either out loud through conflict or silently through shutting down. You worry about when the next breakdown in communication will be, how big the next argument will be, or how long you will get (or give) the silent treatment. You're keeping up with your professional duties and paying attention to your children’s needs. But you’re lonely. You don’t want to walk away from the relationship, but it’s feeling almost too painful to keep the status quo.
You look like the perfect high achieving couple from the outside, but behind closed doors you are struggling with communication, conflict, and connection. You are both suffering–either out loud through conflict or silently through shutting down. You worry about when the next breakdown in communication will be, how big the next argument will be, or how long you will get (or give) the silent treatment. You're keeping up with your professional duties and paying attention to your children’s needs. But you’re lonely. You don’t want to walk away from the relationship, but it’s feeling almost too painful to keep the status quo.
(703) 596-8801 View (703) 596-8801
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Michelle Jabbour
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAT, CMAT, IFS, IFIO
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Leesburg, VA 20176  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you grappling with the aftermath of infidelity or betrayal trauma? Whether you're experiencing heartbreak, shattered trust, or grappling with your role as the betraying partner, I offer understanding, stability, and hope. My expertise spans relational issues, infidelity, betrayal trauma, love addiction, complex PTSD, family of origin dynamics, and concerns related to compulsive sexual behaviors.
Are you grappling with the aftermath of infidelity or betrayal trauma? Whether you're experiencing heartbreak, shattered trust, or grappling with your role as the betraying partner, I offer understanding, stability, and hope. My expertise spans relational issues, infidelity, betrayal trauma, love addiction, complex PTSD, family of origin dynamics, and concerns related to compulsive sexual behaviors.
(703) 457-9562 View (703) 457-9562
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Coral Collins
Resident in Counseling, LPC-R
Verified Verified
Lansdowne, VA 20176
My journey with mental health has shaped who I am. While everyone's experience is personal, mine fuels my dedication to support others through their challenges. In a society that often misunderstands mental health, I strive to create a haven for self-discovery, reminding you that you're never alone. I hold a Bachelor's from Mary Baldwin University and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University.
My journey with mental health has shaped who I am. While everyone's experience is personal, mine fuels my dedication to support others through their challenges. In a society that often misunderstands mental health, I strive to create a haven for self-discovery, reminding you that you're never alone. I hold a Bachelor's from Mary Baldwin University and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University.
(540) 307-2943 View (540) 307-2943
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Alicia Brooke Duhon
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Leesburg, VA 20176
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! My name is Alicia Duhon, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (0701013399) at Counseling and Forensic Services, Inc. I have about five years of experience working with individuals who have Autism, Down Syndrome, anxiety, and behavioral issues. When it comes to goals I want to work with the client and let them be the driving force of what they need out of their life; it is a team effort. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. I look forward to hearing from you. Note: Will be switching to all virtual starting June 28th, 2024.
Hello! My name is Alicia Duhon, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (0701013399) at Counseling and Forensic Services, Inc. I have about five years of experience working with individuals who have Autism, Down Syndrome, anxiety, and behavioral issues. When it comes to goals I want to work with the client and let them be the driving force of what they need out of their life; it is a team effort. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. I look forward to hearing from you. Note: Will be switching to all virtual starting June 28th, 2024.
(229) 814-0245 View (229) 814-0245
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Deeba Chadha
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC
Verified Verified
Leesburg, VA 20176
Deeba Khumar-Chadha has a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. Deeba is Licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia and will be facilitating the counseling session using predominantly Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Interpersonal therapy and Solution Focused therapy. The majority of Deeba's experience is working with adults and adolescents with concerns regarding depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, self-esteem, and career counseling.
Deeba Khumar-Chadha has a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. Deeba is Licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Virginia and will be facilitating the counseling session using predominantly Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Interpersonal therapy and Solution Focused therapy. The majority of Deeba's experience is working with adults and adolescents with concerns regarding depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, self-esteem, and career counseling.
(540) 712-8420 View (540) 712-8420
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Angela Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Leesburg, VA 20176  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping clients cultivate coping skills and gain insight into issues to improve relationships, functioning and quality of life. I obtained my Master's Degree at Virginia Commonwealth University and have twenty years experience working in various mental health settings, including Loudoun County Mental Health (CSB), INOVA Health System and outpatient practice. Drawing on experience from individuals with serious mental illness, to those needing guidance, education and support for a wide variety of everyday issues, I tailor my clinical expertise to meet my clients where they are at to support recovery and meet goals.
I specialize in helping clients cultivate coping skills and gain insight into issues to improve relationships, functioning and quality of life. I obtained my Master's Degree at Virginia Commonwealth University and have twenty years experience working in various mental health settings, including Loudoun County Mental Health (CSB), INOVA Health System and outpatient practice. Drawing on experience from individuals with serious mental illness, to those needing guidance, education and support for a wide variety of everyday issues, I tailor my clinical expertise to meet my clients where they are at to support recovery and meet goals.
(540) 405-8263 View (540) 405-8263
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Tamara Sheridan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Lansdowne, VA 20176
Not accepting new clients
I feel I have found my niche when working with children, adolescents, and their families. I work hard to provide a safe and inviting environment for my clients and I believe that a good client-therapist fit is essential. Issues such as self-esteem, peer pressure and family stress are often at the root of behavior and/or mood related problems. Since it can be difficult for parents to pinpoint the triggers to their child's behavior, I work with children and their parents to help alleviate the symptoms, thus promoting change in the child and within the family.
I feel I have found my niche when working with children, adolescents, and their families. I work hard to provide a safe and inviting environment for my clients and I believe that a good client-therapist fit is essential. Issues such as self-esteem, peer pressure and family stress are often at the root of behavior and/or mood related problems. Since it can be difficult for parents to pinpoint the triggers to their child's behavior, I work with children and their parents to help alleviate the symptoms, thus promoting change in the child and within the family.
(540) 358-0905 View (540) 358-0905
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Erica Dimond
Resident in Counseling, MAEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leesburg, VA 20176
So many of us struggle with feeling out of place in this world. We yearn to connect and engage more fully with life, but feel "out of touch." My hope is to help clients experience healing through recognizing their authentic selves. I believe in increasing understanding of our inner worlds / experiences to feel more peace in day-to-day life. I work with adults, young adults, and teens who live with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, existential depression, identity issues, high sensitivity, and complex trauma (C-PTSD).
So many of us struggle with feeling out of place in this world. We yearn to connect and engage more fully with life, but feel "out of touch." My hope is to help clients experience healing through recognizing their authentic selves. I believe in increasing understanding of our inner worlds / experiences to feel more peace in day-to-day life. I work with adults, young adults, and teens who live with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, existential depression, identity issues, high sensitivity, and complex trauma (C-PTSD).
(540) 502-3267 View (540) 502-3267
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Christopher Mishik
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leesburg, VA 20176  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Chris and I hope you give me the opportunity to join your journey. I am a licensed professional counselor with over 10 years of experience in counseling children, teens, and adults. I am committed to providing you a safe space to create your own tools to navigate depression, anxiety, trauma and achieve mental health wellness. Together, we can build resilience and heal from past traumas.
Hello, my name is Chris and I hope you give me the opportunity to join your journey. I am a licensed professional counselor with over 10 years of experience in counseling children, teens, and adults. I am committed to providing you a safe space to create your own tools to navigate depression, anxiety, trauma and achieve mental health wellness. Together, we can build resilience and heal from past traumas.
(703) 775-4465 View (703) 775-4465
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Casey A Sarafinas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Leesburg, VA 20176
As a trauma-informed, EMDR-trained relationship specialist, I am passionate about working with high-achieving adults and couples. I help my clients become more aware of their vulnerable and protective parts and teach skills to improve your ability to communicate, connect, and co-parent more effectively. Deeply relational and energetic, yet results-inspired, I use evidence-based approaches, such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, and IFS. I also incorporate mindfulness, creativity, and humor into my practice. Best of all, I'm human too, and may laugh or shed a tear right along with you.
As a trauma-informed, EMDR-trained relationship specialist, I am passionate about working with high-achieving adults and couples. I help my clients become more aware of their vulnerable and protective parts and teach skills to improve your ability to communicate, connect, and co-parent more effectively. Deeply relational and energetic, yet results-inspired, I use evidence-based approaches, such as CBT, DBT, EMDR, and IFS. I also incorporate mindfulness, creativity, and humor into my practice. Best of all, I'm human too, and may laugh or shed a tear right along with you.
(571) 946-5325 View (571) 946-5325
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20176

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 20176 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
72% Coping Skills
68% Self Esteem
63% Relationship Issues
63% Trauma and PTSD
57% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Cigna and Evernorth
73% Aetna
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 20176 see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20176?

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.