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Victoria Igbene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785  (Online Only)
I find that many people have dealt with so much trauma and disappointment in life that they begin to feel powerless. I know it can all feel like too much at times. The way out isn’t necessarily to fix all the problems in your life, but to learn how to respond differently to them, as your capable, beautiful self. You might wonder what your life purpose really is, or feel as if you’re stuck in the same cycle. Many of my clients have described feeling overwhelmed by the never-ending pressures of life. It might seem that no matter what you do, you can’t get ahead.
I find that many people have dealt with so much trauma and disappointment in life that they begin to feel powerless. I know it can all feel like too much at times. The way out isn’t necessarily to fix all the problems in your life, but to learn how to respond differently to them, as your capable, beautiful self. You might wonder what your life purpose really is, or feel as if you’re stuck in the same cycle. Many of my clients have described feeling overwhelmed by the never-ending pressures of life. It might seem that no matter what you do, you can’t get ahead.
(301) 234-7751 View (301) 234-7751
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Jamar K. Moore
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, EMDR, Therapy
Verified
2 Endorsed
Cheverly, MD 20785  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My sole purpose is to align with you, understand you, and help you to heal. When you have the right tools to deal with your life’s problems it becomes easier to get through the tough times. I could write a bunch of psychological terms to be impressive, but that's not what you need. You need a guide, a partner, a soft place to fall apart, and a safe space to share your heart. That's where I can help. What are you dealing with that keeps you from having peace of mind? What are you stressed about, worried about, fearful of, or anxious about? What is that issue you feel no one else will understand? Help is here. Let's talk about it now.
My sole purpose is to align with you, understand you, and help you to heal. When you have the right tools to deal with your life’s problems it becomes easier to get through the tough times. I could write a bunch of psychological terms to be impressive, but that's not what you need. You need a guide, a partner, a soft place to fall apart, and a safe space to share your heart. That's where I can help. What are you dealing with that keeps you from having peace of mind? What are you stressed about, worried about, fearful of, or anxious about? What is that issue you feel no one else will understand? Help is here. Let's talk about it now.
(240) 704-8633 View (240) 704-8633
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Qiana L Wright
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785  (Online Only)
“Be gentle with yourself”! That is my motto, as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland. Life circumstances can happen that are completely out of our control, and helping clients develop the tools to handle adversities in life is my passion. Society has placed a stigma on therapy, and my work is focused on helping individuals realize that taking care of their mental health is just as important as taking care of their physical health. The shame in therapy must the removed!
“Be gentle with yourself”! That is my motto, as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland. Life circumstances can happen that are completely out of our control, and helping clients develop the tools to handle adversities in life is my passion. Society has placed a stigma on therapy, and my work is focused on helping individuals realize that taking care of their mental health is just as important as taking care of their physical health. The shame in therapy must the removed!
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The Healing Collective, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785  (Online Only)
Do you often feel weighed down by worry, nervousness or fear in everyday situations? Do you often experience loneliness, periods of sadness or feelings of hopelessness? Or do you find it difficult to manage the day to day activities due to daily stressors? If you have answered yes to any of the above questions and you are ready to make a change and improve your overall well-being, The Healing Collective is here to help.
Do you often feel weighed down by worry, nervousness or fear in everyday situations? Do you often experience loneliness, periods of sadness or feelings of hopelessness? Or do you find it difficult to manage the day to day activities due to daily stressors? If you have answered yes to any of the above questions and you are ready to make a change and improve your overall well-being, The Healing Collective is here to help.
(301) 205-5538 View (301) 205-5538
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Melba M Calderon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785
I am currently accepting new clients and offering phone and video sessions for during the COVID crisis. Thank you for looking at my profile and for taking the next steps in your healing path. If you are someone who needs help adjusting to the new culture, experiencing depression or anxiety, immigration issues, struggling with life stages, parenting issues and is in need of someone that will be non-judgment and will have positive regard, then call me to start your new journey. I provide services in Spanish as well. I am currently temporary closed; I have a waiting list , as space opens up I will call people in the list.
I am currently accepting new clients and offering phone and video sessions for during the COVID crisis. Thank you for looking at my profile and for taking the next steps in your healing path. If you are someone who needs help adjusting to the new culture, experiencing depression or anxiety, immigration issues, struggling with life stages, parenting issues and is in need of someone that will be non-judgment and will have positive regard, then call me to start your new journey. I provide services in Spanish as well. I am currently temporary closed; I have a waiting list , as space opens up I will call people in the list.
(301) 709-7081 View (301) 709-7081
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FajInc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified
Landover, MD 20785
My ideal client is one that is challenged with depression, relationship issues, domestic violence, parenting problems or just dealing with life as a whole. I have been a therapist for over twenty years and have a pleathea of experience in depression, anxiety, relationship and grief. If you are seeking support for your mental well-being then please give therapy a try. Check out my website at Fajexams.com
My ideal client is one that is challenged with depression, relationship issues, domestic violence, parenting problems or just dealing with life as a whole. I have been a therapist for over twenty years and have a pleathea of experience in depression, anxiety, relationship and grief. If you are seeking support for your mental well-being then please give therapy a try. Check out my website at Fajexams.com
(301) 637-4038 View (301) 637-4038
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Whitney Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
Landover, MD 20785  (Online Only)
Throughout our lives, we often need support in overcoming personal and/or environmental challenges and addressing issues that prevent us from being successful, feeling fulfilled, and living healthy lives. Using a warm, genuine, and empathic approach, I work with clients to build trusting and collaborative relationships that help them gain a deeper understanding of themselves, experience emotional relief, and feel empowered to make profound change. By creating a safe and accepting environment, we will explore difficult or confusing experiences together with the goal of making sense of difficulties and where they may have originated.
Throughout our lives, we often need support in overcoming personal and/or environmental challenges and addressing issues that prevent us from being successful, feeling fulfilled, and living healthy lives. Using a warm, genuine, and empathic approach, I work with clients to build trusting and collaborative relationships that help them gain a deeper understanding of themselves, experience emotional relief, and feel empowered to make profound change. By creating a safe and accepting environment, we will explore difficult or confusing experiences together with the goal of making sense of difficulties and where they may have originated.
(443) 815-4927 View (443) 815-4927
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Ericka Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many of us begin to wander on our journey through life. We are unsure if our next move is our best move, we sometimes run into detours that change our direction, and often we hit pitfalls that can knock us off course completely. Some are able to struggle through, and others seek assistance with the help of a counselor. A counselor comes into your life as a GPS system, assisting with reviewing the course previously taken and providing you with the tools to “help you help yourself” get back on course towards your desired destination.
Many of us begin to wander on our journey through life. We are unsure if our next move is our best move, we sometimes run into detours that change our direction, and often we hit pitfalls that can knock us off course completely. Some are able to struggle through, and others seek assistance with the help of a counselor. A counselor comes into your life as a GPS system, assisting with reviewing the course previously taken and providing you with the tools to “help you help yourself” get back on course towards your desired destination.
(240) 753-6168 View (240) 753-6168
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RMThompson & Company
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Landover, MD 20785
My ideal client is going to be someone who is ready to do the work, and is ready for the necessary changes that it takes to transform their lives.
My ideal client is going to be someone who is ready to do the work, and is ready for the necessary changes that it takes to transform their lives.
(301) 812-4650 View (301) 812-4650
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Chevon Mathews-Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785  (Online Only)
Are you someone who feels constantly stressed? Are you noticing your sleep isn't the best? Maybe you've been feeling down or distancing yourself from others? Perhaps you've experienced quite a few life transitions over the past couple of years and need space to sort it out? I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the District of Columbia & Virginia, as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland who is dedicated to enhancing lives through the many facets of mental health. I believe that creating a space that's warm, welcoming and non-judgmental will help you embark on a journey of mental wellness.
Are you someone who feels constantly stressed? Are you noticing your sleep isn't the best? Maybe you've been feeling down or distancing yourself from others? Perhaps you've experienced quite a few life transitions over the past couple of years and need space to sort it out? I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the District of Columbia & Virginia, as well as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland who is dedicated to enhancing lives through the many facets of mental health. I believe that creating a space that's warm, welcoming and non-judgmental will help you embark on a journey of mental wellness.
(301) 381-1709 View (301) 381-1709
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Aissatou Sow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Landover, MD 20785
Not accepting new clients
Everyone's story is unique. Throughout our lives, we often need support to overcome personal and/or environmental challenges and to address issues that prevents us from feeling fulfilled, being successful and living healthy lives. Using a warm, genuine, and empathic approach, I work with clients to build trusting and collaborative relationships that help them gain a deeper understanding of themselves, experience emotional relief, and feel empowered to make profound change. It is important for you to find a practice where you feel heard, valued and respected.
Everyone's story is unique. Throughout our lives, we often need support to overcome personal and/or environmental challenges and to address issues that prevents us from feeling fulfilled, being successful and living healthy lives. Using a warm, genuine, and empathic approach, I work with clients to build trusting and collaborative relationships that help them gain a deeper understanding of themselves, experience emotional relief, and feel empowered to make profound change. It is important for you to find a practice where you feel heard, valued and respected.
(301) 679-7309 View (301) 679-7309
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Liquid Therapy. LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Landover, MD 20785
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, serving those in the DMV area. I obtained my Baccalaureate degree in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University with a minor in psychology. I then immediately completed my Master's degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. I adapted my skills and experience, associated with social work, in various agencies including Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center, Sentara Norfolk General, Talk Family of VA LLC, Children's Hospital of King's Daughters, and Inova Fairfax Pediatric Hospital.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, serving those in the DMV area. I obtained my Baccalaureate degree in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University with a minor in psychology. I then immediately completed my Master's degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. I adapted my skills and experience, associated with social work, in various agencies including Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center, Sentara Norfolk General, Talk Family of VA LLC, Children's Hospital of King's Daughters, and Inova Fairfax Pediatric Hospital.
(757) 384-9996 View (757) 384-9996
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Moussa T. Cherif III
Counselor, LGPC, NCC
Verified
Landover, MD 20785
My client focus are children and adolescents. I started working with children and adolescents over 10 years ago, caring for their physical health in hospitals. After a few years, I decided to transition from physical health to mental health and have been working with children and adolescents for over 2 years in individual and group counseling and in the public school system. I've worked with children dealing with behavioral concerns in the school, home, and community. Social emotional learning, career exploration, experiential learning, and small groups have been my areas of specialty.
My client focus are children and adolescents. I started working with children and adolescents over 10 years ago, caring for their physical health in hospitals. After a few years, I decided to transition from physical health to mental health and have been working with children and adolescents for over 2 years in individual and group counseling and in the public school system. I've worked with children dealing with behavioral concerns in the school, home, and community. Social emotional learning, career exploration, experiential learning, and small groups have been my areas of specialty.
(667) 222-1504 View (667) 222-1504
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Kemah M Gbolokai
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785
Mental Health has always been a taboo topic in the African community. Why would I want to talk to someone about my problems or what I have experienced growing up? Breaking the silence and creating a voice has been a passion and a mission for Kemah. Kemah M Gbolokai is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. She has 17 years working with Children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. She has 9 years working with women and children fleeing domestic violence. Kemah has worked in the field of corrections and rehabilitation with clients who have co-occurring disorders.
Mental Health has always been a taboo topic in the African community. Why would I want to talk to someone about my problems or what I have experienced growing up? Breaking the silence and creating a voice has been a passion and a mission for Kemah. Kemah M Gbolokai is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. She has 17 years working with Children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. She has 9 years working with women and children fleeing domestic violence. Kemah has worked in the field of corrections and rehabilitation with clients who have co-occurring disorders.
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Amanda Ashe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Landover, MD 20785
Not accepting new clients
If you have a history of trauma, substance abuse or have been diagnosed with a mental illness I realize that living life can be difficult and daunting as well as effect your interpersonal relationships and your ability to function day to day. My goal as a therapist is to provide a non-judgmental safe space where my clients feel comfortable to express themselves and to provide the tools needed to navigate through difficult times and assist in managing and alleviating your symptoms. This is accomplished through Psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral, Trauma Response, Grief work and Play Therapy.
If you have a history of trauma, substance abuse or have been diagnosed with a mental illness I realize that living life can be difficult and daunting as well as effect your interpersonal relationships and your ability to function day to day. My goal as a therapist is to provide a non-judgmental safe space where my clients feel comfortable to express themselves and to provide the tools needed to navigate through difficult times and assist in managing and alleviating your symptoms. This is accomplished through Psychotherapy, Cognitive behavioral, Trauma Response, Grief work and Play Therapy.
(667) 382-9034 View (667) 382-9034
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Katherine Reinckens
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyattsville, MD 20785  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the District of Columbia and a National Certified School Counselor. I have been providing therapy since 2016 in the District. In this time I have gained more knowledge, commitment to leadership, and adaptability to best support clients. I have worked with youth, adolescents, and young adults in the urban community. During this time I have worked in the community in crisis management, supporting mental health initiatives, while fostering therapeutic relationships with clients and their families.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the District of Columbia and a National Certified School Counselor. I have been providing therapy since 2016 in the District. In this time I have gained more knowledge, commitment to leadership, and adaptability to best support clients. I have worked with youth, adolescents, and young adults in the urban community. During this time I have worked in the community in crisis management, supporting mental health initiatives, while fostering therapeutic relationships with clients and their families.
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Dr. LaNail R. Plummer
Counselor, EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH
Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785
Accepting new clients- Life is hard. Most of us want to think that it gets easier but that only occurs when our skills (emotional, mental, physical, spiritual) improve. Therapy is the perfect place to learn and practice new skills while getting the encouragement to make it through life's toughest moments. And I am ready for you. I work with all clients and specialize in the Black/Brown communities, LGBTQ population, couples, and adolescents. I value intersectionality, solutions-focused work, and holistic practices.
Accepting new clients- Life is hard. Most of us want to think that it gets easier but that only occurs when our skills (emotional, mental, physical, spiritual) improve. Therapy is the perfect place to learn and practice new skills while getting the encouragement to make it through life's toughest moments. And I am ready for you. I work with all clients and specialize in the Black/Brown communities, LGBTQ population, couples, and adolescents. I value intersectionality, solutions-focused work, and holistic practices.
(202) 803-8556 View (202) 803-8556
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C'aira Neal
Counselor, MA, LGPC, NCC
Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785
I believe Therapy is a lifelong commitment to healing as you are ever growing, changing, and evolving. While being a part of your journey, I am committed to a few specific areas and would like to: Help you understand that growth can be an uncomfortable process but I am here to assist you better navigate growing pains and to look for opportunities to learn from those discomforts. Invite you to learn who you were and how you can get back to that person before your environmental and life experiences shaped and shifted your self-concept and -esteem into an unhealthy self-view.
I believe Therapy is a lifelong commitment to healing as you are ever growing, changing, and evolving. While being a part of your journey, I am committed to a few specific areas and would like to: Help you understand that growth can be an uncomfortable process but I am here to assist you better navigate growing pains and to look for opportunities to learn from those discomforts. Invite you to learn who you were and how you can get back to that person before your environmental and life experiences shaped and shifted your self-concept and -esteem into an unhealthy self-view.
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Elizabeth Schachter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Cheverly, MD 20785  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Looking to feel confident in your choices as a person and/or parent and connected to the people in your life? Wishing life came with instruction manuals? Looking to gain more control over your emotional reactions and feelings of worry? I can help. Therapy is a place where you can work to understand yourself, feel seen and be heard. Together, in a safe space we can work on making mindset shifts, building self-acceptance and developing positive coping mechanisms and setting and working towards your goals. I also have extensive experience working with young child and partnering with parents offering guidance and support.
Looking to feel confident in your choices as a person and/or parent and connected to the people in your life? Wishing life came with instruction manuals? Looking to gain more control over your emotional reactions and feelings of worry? I can help. Therapy is a place where you can work to understand yourself, feel seen and be heard. Together, in a safe space we can work on making mindset shifts, building self-acceptance and developing positive coping mechanisms and setting and working towards your goals. I also have extensive experience working with young child and partnering with parents offering guidance and support.
(319) 214-7769 View (319) 214-7769
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Sasha Varner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCMFT
Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785  (Online Only)
Sasha empowers couples and individuals to overcome personal obstacles to improve their relationships with others and themselves for the last 10 years. Sasha usually works with couples struggling with communication and individuals dealing with self esteem, setting boundaries and improving the negative inner voice.
Sasha empowers couples and individuals to overcome personal obstacles to improve their relationships with others and themselves for the last 10 years. Sasha usually works with couples struggling with communication and individuals dealing with self esteem, setting boundaries and improving the negative inner voice.
(202) 972-6580 View (202) 972-6580

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Number of Therapists in 20785

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 20785 who prioritize treating:

85% Depression
81% Anxiety
74% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
72% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% CareFirst
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 20785 see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 20785?

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.