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Hope For Today Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LCPC, NCC, MS, ASP, MDiv
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735
Not accepting new clients
Your Past Does Not Have To Sabotage Your Future! Sherry is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Psychotherapist and Certified Trauma Specialist. Sherry is in private practice at Hope For Today Counseling, LLC in Clinton, MD which she started in 2014.
Your Past Does Not Have To Sabotage Your Future! Sherry is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Psychotherapist and Certified Trauma Specialist. Sherry is in private practice at Hope For Today Counseling, LLC in Clinton, MD which she started in 2014.
(301) 888-6918 View (301) 888-6918
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Miranda Mixon
LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, MD 20735  (Online Only)
Ladies...when you look in the mirror, what are your first thoughts about the YOU who you see? Do you feel lovable, capable, deserving, beautiful? Or, do negative thoughts and traumatic experiences block your happiness? Or, maybe you just don't understand why you are angry or sad or anxious or depressed? Michelle Obama once said, and I agree, "We need to focus on what matters - on how we feel and how we feel about ourselves."
Ladies...when you look in the mirror, what are your first thoughts about the YOU who you see? Do you feel lovable, capable, deserving, beautiful? Or, do negative thoughts and traumatic experiences block your happiness? Or, maybe you just don't understand why you are angry or sad or anxious or depressed? Michelle Obama once said, and I agree, "We need to focus on what matters - on how we feel and how we feel about ourselves."
(240) 318-7464 View (240) 318-7464
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Methods Therapy, LLC.
Counselor, LCPC-S, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clinton, MD 20735
OUR HOLISTIC THERAPY PHILOSOPHY ​ ​Methods Therapy, LLC approaches therapy from a holistic standpoint, looking at the whole person. Their take on therapy is one that is a collaborative effort in order to facilitate a change within their clients and provide them with the support needed. We are a team of clinicians that have a wealth of experience and knowledge in mental health. Each client gets individualized care and is met with superior customer service when they are seen at our office. Methods Therapy, LLC will also be offering groups soon, such as women's groups, self-esteem groups, meditation, yoga, and mental health groups.
OUR HOLISTIC THERAPY PHILOSOPHY ​ ​Methods Therapy, LLC approaches therapy from a holistic standpoint, looking at the whole person. Their take on therapy is one that is a collaborative effort in order to facilitate a change within their clients and provide them with the support needed. We are a team of clinicians that have a wealth of experience and knowledge in mental health. Each client gets individualized care and is met with superior customer service when they are seen at our office. Methods Therapy, LLC will also be offering groups soon, such as women's groups, self-esteem groups, meditation, yoga, and mental health groups.
(240) 802-7494 View (240) 802-7494
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Obrien Wimbish
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, MD 20735
Waitlist for new clients
Your life has been completely shattered. You want to begin to pick up the pieces of your life but have no idea where to start. You cannot believe that someone you love, someone you trust, some you give your all to would cause you so much pain. You continue to play over and over again different scenarios of where the relationship went wrong. You start thinking about how stupid you were for all the things you did to keep the relationship. I hate to admit it, but I am glad to say, I understand you. Relationships, especially ones that are meaningful to you, will leave you crushed. Especially when trust has been broken.
Your life has been completely shattered. You want to begin to pick up the pieces of your life but have no idea where to start. You cannot believe that someone you love, someone you trust, some you give your all to would cause you so much pain. You continue to play over and over again different scenarios of where the relationship went wrong. You start thinking about how stupid you were for all the things you did to keep the relationship. I hate to admit it, but I am glad to say, I understand you. Relationships, especially ones that are meaningful to you, will leave you crushed. Especially when trust has been broken.
(240) 546-6678 View (240) 546-6678
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Tanya D. Vincent
Counselor, LCPC, EMDR, Gottman, MST
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Tanya Vincent and I would be honored to be your Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have over a decade of experience as a psychotherapist serving children, families, couples, athletes and individuals from all walks of life by providing various counseling techniques best suited for my clients. I believe in meeting clients where they are and using a collaborative style of counseling to uncover the root causes of their mental health needs. I customize treatments for each person/couple using techniques such as, but not limited to, motivational interviewing, strength-based and solution-focused counseling.
Hi, my name is Tanya Vincent and I would be honored to be your Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have over a decade of experience as a psychotherapist serving children, families, couples, athletes and individuals from all walks of life by providing various counseling techniques best suited for my clients. I believe in meeting clients where they are and using a collaborative style of counseling to uncover the root causes of their mental health needs. I customize treatments for each person/couple using techniques such as, but not limited to, motivational interviewing, strength-based and solution-focused counseling.
(240) 348-8874 View (240) 348-8874
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Aleata G Dawkins
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735
Not accepting new clients
With over twenty years of experience supporting individuals, couples, and families through the twists and turns of everyday life, my practice is gear to meet you where you are. With a specific focus on assisting individuals in managing crises in life, I feel a unique calling to walk with individuals as they unlock their potential beyond the current stressors. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP)/Argosy University, I hold a master’s degree in Professional Counseling, and I am licensed in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
With over twenty years of experience supporting individuals, couples, and families through the twists and turns of everyday life, my practice is gear to meet you where you are. With a specific focus on assisting individuals in managing crises in life, I feel a unique calling to walk with individuals as they unlock their potential beyond the current stressors. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and American School of Professional Psychology (ASPP)/Argosy University, I hold a master’s degree in Professional Counseling, and I am licensed in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
(240) 719-6147 View (240) 719-6147
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Dr. Michaele C. Samuel
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PsyD, EdD, CMIP, LCPC
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735
Dr. Samuel is a psychotherapist and relationship coach. She holds a doctorate (PsyD) and MS in Clinical Psychology and a doctorate (Ed.D) and a MA in Education and Human Development. Dr. Samuel provides individual therapy (children and adults), and couple's coaching. She is invested in providing culturally responsive therapy that emphasizes an integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health that is aligned to each client’s unique needs. Dr. Samuel has a warm, supportive and collaborative approach that facilitates therapeutic alliance and allows her clients and their families to feel at ease. Multicultural Practice
Dr. Samuel is a psychotherapist and relationship coach. She holds a doctorate (PsyD) and MS in Clinical Psychology and a doctorate (Ed.D) and a MA in Education and Human Development. Dr. Samuel provides individual therapy (children and adults), and couple's coaching. She is invested in providing culturally responsive therapy that emphasizes an integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health that is aligned to each client’s unique needs. Dr. Samuel has a warm, supportive and collaborative approach that facilitates therapeutic alliance and allows her clients and their families to feel at ease. Multicultural Practice
(240) 202-3983 View (240) 202-3983
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Sheila Anne West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735
I genuinely listen to my patients' needs and problems. This develops an understand of their issues. Together we can formulate a plan to help the patient develop new behavioral approaches to the problems. Over the past years I have worked with issues of anger management,ADHD,autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, and related stress disorders.
I genuinely listen to my patients' needs and problems. This develops an understand of their issues. Together we can formulate a plan to help the patient develop new behavioral approaches to the problems. Over the past years I have worked with issues of anger management,ADHD,autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, and related stress disorders.
(301) 685-0691 View (301) 685-0691
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The Therapeutic Lounge, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in therapy. I have been working in the mental health field for over 16 years. Treatment modalities include but not limited to: Trauma Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in therapy. I have been working in the mental health field for over 16 years. Treatment modalities include but not limited to: Trauma Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(301) 250-1109 View (301) 250-1109
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Dr. Sue Francis
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a 22-year veteran of the United States Air Force whose passion is to provide mental and emotional restoration, empower, and assist you to regain your strength and identity, your voice, and your passion for living displaced as a result of fear and anxiety, low-self-esteem, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse/violence, depression, and grief. As an adjunct faculty who has taught undergraduate and graduate students, I tend to include psycho-education as part of my practice, thereby arming you with useful information, enabling you to make informed decisions about your mental health.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a 22-year veteran of the United States Air Force whose passion is to provide mental and emotional restoration, empower, and assist you to regain your strength and identity, your voice, and your passion for living displaced as a result of fear and anxiety, low-self-esteem, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse/violence, depression, and grief. As an adjunct faculty who has taught undergraduate and graduate students, I tend to include psycho-education as part of my practice, thereby arming you with useful information, enabling you to make informed decisions about your mental health.
(240) 303-3580 View (240) 303-3580
Photo of Trinaty Fofana - Restorative Counseling and Life Coaching, LLC , LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Restorative Counseling and Life Coaching, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling like you have lost yourself in the midst of stress, relationship issues, and life challenges? Are you feeling overwhelmed and stuck? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Restorative Counseling and Life Coaching is for you! My name is Trinaty Fofana, owner of Restorative Counseling and Life Coaching. It is my honor to partner with clients who are ready to embark on a journey of healing and restoration. It is time to stop suffering in silence! You deserve to live a life as your best self!
Are you feeling like you have lost yourself in the midst of stress, relationship issues, and life challenges? Are you feeling overwhelmed and stuck? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Restorative Counseling and Life Coaching is for you! My name is Trinaty Fofana, owner of Restorative Counseling and Life Coaching. It is my honor to partner with clients who are ready to embark on a journey of healing and restoration. It is time to stop suffering in silence! You deserve to live a life as your best self!
(240) 563-0845 View (240) 563-0845
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Vanessa Jay. Banks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Vanessa J. Banks. I’m a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who works with adults navigating various life experiences. My goal is to partner with you in relieving distress as you embark on your journey of healing and transformation. Like everyone else, I’m human. I’ve been through both wonderful and difficult experiences that have shaped who I am and how I provide service. Being a therapist is an honor to me. I love partnering with people as they move closer towards transformation and experiencing more of an authentic and free existence.
Hi, I’m Vanessa J. Banks. I’m a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who works with adults navigating various life experiences. My goal is to partner with you in relieving distress as you embark on your journey of healing and transformation. Like everyone else, I’m human. I’ve been through both wonderful and difficult experiences that have shaped who I am and how I provide service. Being a therapist is an honor to me. I love partnering with people as they move closer towards transformation and experiencing more of an authentic and free existence.
(240) 913-6741 View (240) 913-6741
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Emily Harshaw
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a client centered therapist, my goal is to help you develop your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a client centered therapist, my goal is to help you develop your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life.
(240) 303-3988 View (240) 303-3988
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Jasmine Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, MD 20735  (Online Only)
In life there are stressors that can be overwhelming and leaves one mentally fatigue. I believe a person is entitled to a new beginning. The Healing Factory is here to provide new techniques and strategies to utilizes when life throws you obstacles that becomes unmanageable and challenging. When starting this process it is not easy and seeking healing is the first step to making a change. If you are ready to embark on a new journey of rebuilding and self growth you came to the right place.
In life there are stressors that can be overwhelming and leaves one mentally fatigue. I believe a person is entitled to a new beginning. The Healing Factory is here to provide new techniques and strategies to utilizes when life throws you obstacles that becomes unmanageable and challenging. When starting this process it is not easy and seeking healing is the first step to making a change. If you are ready to embark on a new journey of rebuilding and self growth you came to the right place.
(202) 519-8346 View (202) 519-8346
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Shavon A Warrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735
Shavon Warrick is a Christian Based Counselor, Life Coach and Mentor who was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from the University of the District of Columbia, and her Master's degree in Social Work from Howard University. Shavon is also a certified life coach and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University.
Shavon Warrick is a Christian Based Counselor, Life Coach and Mentor who was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from the University of the District of Columbia, and her Master's degree in Social Work from Howard University. Shavon is also a certified life coach and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University.
(202) 360-2400 View (202) 360-2400
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John-Paul James
Resident in Counseling, PhD, DMin, DACBN
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735  (Online Only)
My ideal clients are people with individual, health issues, parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, premartial, marriage, family, relationship, and sex challenges, body dysmorphia, psycho-social issues, chronic illness, chronic pain, chronic emotional difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, and personality disorders. The client is willing to have consistent dialogue about how to improve this area of their life and is willing to try new ideas and/or behaviors suggested during their sessions within their daily life. My ability to establish a quick rapport, understanding, and genuineness are keys to my success with my clients.
My ideal clients are people with individual, health issues, parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, premartial, marriage, family, relationship, and sex challenges, body dysmorphia, psycho-social issues, chronic illness, chronic pain, chronic emotional difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, and personality disorders. The client is willing to have consistent dialogue about how to improve this area of their life and is willing to try new ideas and/or behaviors suggested during their sessions within their daily life. My ability to establish a quick rapport, understanding, and genuineness are keys to my success with my clients.
(571) 200-6935 View (571) 200-6935
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Core Psychotherapy LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I provide mental health services for adolescents and adults ages 14-40 to help promote healthy living. Many youth and adults struggle with stressors from social life, social media, bullying, self esteem, relationships, sexual orientation/identity, family conflict, life transitions etc. All of these stressors can cause depression, anxiety, anger, withdrawal, substance use, OCD-like behaviors, as well as suicidality. Allow yourself or your child to have a safe space to explore ways to manage these stressors and live a healthy, successful life.
I provide mental health services for adolescents and adults ages 14-40 to help promote healthy living. Many youth and adults struggle with stressors from social life, social media, bullying, self esteem, relationships, sexual orientation/identity, family conflict, life transitions etc. All of these stressors can cause depression, anxiety, anger, withdrawal, substance use, OCD-like behaviors, as well as suicidality. Allow yourself or your child to have a safe space to explore ways to manage these stressors and live a healthy, successful life.
(914) 598-9338 View (914) 598-9338
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Nicole Daniels
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clinton, MD 20735
Rearing your family while balancing the demands of life can be distressing. Family First Psychotherapy Services LLC, can support your journey to create a safe and enriched environment to thrive and be successful. You are the "expert of your reality". I would like to assist you in your process of restoring or cultivating wellness and healing in your relationship with yourself and your loved one(s). My training can be benefit couples who are experiencing relationship distress, those dealing with family dysfunction, problem youth, veterans looking for individual, family and couple support. You can improve you life.
Rearing your family while balancing the demands of life can be distressing. Family First Psychotherapy Services LLC, can support your journey to create a safe and enriched environment to thrive and be successful. You are the "expert of your reality". I would like to assist you in your process of restoring or cultivating wellness and healing in your relationship with yourself and your loved one(s). My training can be benefit couples who are experiencing relationship distress, those dealing with family dysfunction, problem youth, veterans looking for individual, family and couple support. You can improve you life.
(240) 249-7177 View (240) 249-7177
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Michelle Williams
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MFT
Verified Verified
Clinton, MD 20735
I primarily work with individuals focusing on emotional health and wellness. I help guide my clients through healing after an ended relationship, divorce, and/or adapting to various life transitions. My goal is to empower my clients to become the best version of themselves and to strengthen their relationships.
I primarily work with individuals focusing on emotional health and wellness. I help guide my clients through healing after an ended relationship, divorce, and/or adapting to various life transitions. My goal is to empower my clients to become the best version of themselves and to strengthen their relationships.
(301) 691-4626 View (301) 691-4626
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Izola Wineglass Jones
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, LCPC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, MD 20735
My practice focuses on preparing couples for marriage and helping married couples to improve and heal their relationship. I also provide counseling to females over the age of 18 and help them to find ways to handle the difficulties that they are facing.
My practice focuses on preparing couples for marriage and helping married couples to improve and heal their relationship. I also provide counseling to females over the age of 18 and help them to find ways to handle the difficulties that they are facing.
(301) 710-9789 View (301) 710-9789
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 20735

70+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 20735 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
64% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
88% CareFirst
86% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20735 see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20735?

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.