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Megan Hyland Tajlili
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, LCHMCS, PMH-C, NCC
Verified Verified
Apex, NC 27523  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Throughout life, we often experience problems defining our identity and life’s purpose, frequently encountering depression, problems in personal relationships, values orientation challenges, and role concerns. These anxieties influence our major decisions, lifestyle choices, and expectations of ourselves and our loved ones. Many people turn to counselors to help them cope with the issues of identity, role expectations, and life’s purpose in the hopes of achieving a sense of meaning and intention.
Throughout life, we often experience problems defining our identity and life’s purpose, frequently encountering depression, problems in personal relationships, values orientation challenges, and role concerns. These anxieties influence our major decisions, lifestyle choices, and expectations of ourselves and our loved ones. Many people turn to counselors to help them cope with the issues of identity, role expectations, and life’s purpose in the hopes of achieving a sense of meaning and intention.
(984) 205-3354 View (984) 205-3354
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Susan N Perkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Apex, NC 27523
Are you and your partner struggling? Are you in that painful space where you try to communicate but keep misunderstanding and hurting each other? Is the love you have for each other harder to find as you navigate difficult times? When you feel stuck and lost, I will listen. I will collaborate with you to build relationships you value. I help individuals, couples, and families connect. We use skills, empathy, insight, activities, and values to work through conflict and differences. Ultimately, you can heal emotionally, reconnect, and live a life you value and enjoy.
Are you and your partner struggling? Are you in that painful space where you try to communicate but keep misunderstanding and hurting each other? Is the love you have for each other harder to find as you navigate difficult times? When you feel stuck and lost, I will listen. I will collaborate with you to build relationships you value. I help individuals, couples, and families connect. We use skills, empathy, insight, activities, and values to work through conflict and differences. Ultimately, you can heal emotionally, reconnect, and live a life you value and enjoy.
(984) 205-1964 View (984) 205-1964
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Carlos Lopez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Apex, NC 27523
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate in the state of North Carolina. With over 8 years of experience in the mental health and addiction field, I have been trained in a variety of treatment modalities to assist individuals and their families. I earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Walden University in Minnesota and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, San German campus. I treat mental health issues including depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, grief/loss, family issues, addiction and substance abuse.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate in the state of North Carolina. With over 8 years of experience in the mental health and addiction field, I have been trained in a variety of treatment modalities to assist individuals and their families. I earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Walden University in Minnesota and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, San German campus. I treat mental health issues including depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, grief/loss, family issues, addiction and substance abuse.
(984) 205-7403 View (984) 205-7403
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Don Fernando Azevedo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Apex, NC 27523  (Online Only)
In over 30 years of practice, I have helped individuals and couples with anxiety and depression related to relationship trauma. I have helped couples rediscover their love and commitment to one another. I have also helped couples divorce with kindness and respect. I have helped individuals recover from the loss of their primary relationship and forge a new vision for their future. I have helped many people with childhood trauma integrate those experiences, develop a new sense of self, and create a life worth celebrating.
In over 30 years of practice, I have helped individuals and couples with anxiety and depression related to relationship trauma. I have helped couples rediscover their love and commitment to one another. I have also helped couples divorce with kindness and respect. I have helped individuals recover from the loss of their primary relationship and forge a new vision for their future. I have helped many people with childhood trauma integrate those experiences, develop a new sense of self, and create a life worth celebrating.
(984) 309-4597 View (984) 309-4597
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McKenzie Elizabeth Bossert
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, CEDS
Verified Verified
Apex, NC 27523
Not accepting new clients
Welcome, friend! I am so glad you found your way here. Recognizing that you need help along your journey toward healing and wellness is one of the hardest yet bravest steps, so I invite you in this moment to be proud of yourself. Perhaps you have landed on this site because you feel disconnected—disconnected from your emotions, your body, your relationships, the world itself. Maybe your existence feels smaller because you find yourself consumed by unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. Maybe you notice a disconnection between the life you want and the life you are living. You are not alone.
Welcome, friend! I am so glad you found your way here. Recognizing that you need help along your journey toward healing and wellness is one of the hardest yet bravest steps, so I invite you in this moment to be proud of yourself. Perhaps you have landed on this site because you feel disconnected—disconnected from your emotions, your body, your relationships, the world itself. Maybe your existence feels smaller because you find yourself consumed by unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. Maybe you notice a disconnection between the life you want and the life you are living. You are not alone.
(919) 289-1284 View (919) 289-1284
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Meredith Paige Capps
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCAS-A, LPN
Verified Verified
Apex, NC 27523
Not accepting new clients
I want to help anyone who has emotional pain and/or trauma and is trying to alleviate that by self-medicating in any way, be it alcohol, illicit substances, food, or behaviors.
I want to help anyone who has emotional pain and/or trauma and is trying to alleviate that by self-medicating in any way, be it alcohol, illicit substances, food, or behaviors.
(984) 305-3533 View (984) 305-3533
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Kamini Wood Certified Life Coach
CLC, CWC, CPM
Verified Verified
Apex, NC 27523
Meet Kamini Wood, an AADP Certified Life and Wellness Coach - Kamini’s mission is to guide her clients in nurturing their mental, emotional, physical and strategic plans for their lives. She works collaboratively with her clients to address both external goals and challenges, as well as the internal responses, thoughts and behaviors that may hinder their desired results. Internal obstacles that get in the way include lack of boundaries, people-pleasing, over giving, over functioning, hyper achievement, perfectionism, procrastination, burnout. She works with teens through adults.
Meet Kamini Wood, an AADP Certified Life and Wellness Coach - Kamini’s mission is to guide her clients in nurturing their mental, emotional, physical and strategic plans for their lives. She works collaboratively with her clients to address both external goals and challenges, as well as the internal responses, thoughts and behaviors that may hinder their desired results. Internal obstacles that get in the way include lack of boundaries, people-pleasing, over giving, over functioning, hyper achievement, perfectionism, procrastination, burnout. She works with teens through adults.
(984) 209-1229 View (984) 209-1229
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Laurin Oxendine-Myers
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC , LPC
Verified Verified
Apex, NC 27523  (Online Only)
I have assisted both individuals and families for over 11 years in various settings to overcome the challenges of divorce, substance abuse, life and family transitions. Together we will build strong communication skills and a healthy foundation to begin a new path in your life! Together we are able to explore past behaviors and patterns that may impact you moving forward. I look forward to creating a plan for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
I have assisted both individuals and families for over 11 years in various settings to overcome the challenges of divorce, substance abuse, life and family transitions. Together we will build strong communication skills and a healthy foundation to begin a new path in your life! Together we are able to explore past behaviors and patterns that may impact you moving forward. I look forward to creating a plan for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
(919) 823-5765 View (919) 823-5765
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Isabella Patterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Apex, NC 27523  (Online Only)
My goal is to lend a compassionate hand to guide you through coping with the past and promoting healing for the future to achieve the best version of yourself. My passion lies in working with people from all walks of life to manage emotions and relationships. Whether you are trying to cope with a history of trauma or complexity, navigating a challenging life event or transition, or in the midst of conflict, I can help you achieve a more peaceful, fulfilling and resilient self through building on the skills you already have.
My goal is to lend a compassionate hand to guide you through coping with the past and promoting healing for the future to achieve the best version of yourself. My passion lies in working with people from all walks of life to manage emotions and relationships. Whether you are trying to cope with a history of trauma or complexity, navigating a challenging life event or transition, or in the midst of conflict, I can help you achieve a more peaceful, fulfilling and resilient self through building on the skills you already have.
(919) 629-1230 View (919) 629-1230
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Julianne Evans
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, MA, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Apex, NC 27523
Do you struggle with people-pleasing tendencies that affect your relationships with others? Do you tend to put others' feelings and needs before your own? Do you struggle with setting boundaries and often avoid conflict? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed by the need to “do it all”. Putting others' needs before your own and not taking care of yourself can lead to long-term negative effects on your physical and mental health. I believe that there is hope and encourage others to “fill their cup”!
Do you struggle with people-pleasing tendencies that affect your relationships with others? Do you tend to put others' feelings and needs before your own? Do you struggle with setting boundaries and often avoid conflict? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed by the need to “do it all”. Putting others' needs before your own and not taking care of yourself can lead to long-term negative effects on your physical and mental health. I believe that there is hope and encourage others to “fill their cup”!
(919) 858-2682 View (919) 858-2682
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Lee Bob Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCSOTS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Apex, NC 27523
I am a systems-trained family therapist that has been in practice since 1992. I have extensive experience with a wide range of issues. I welcome calls to assess if I can be of service to helping you achieve the outcomes you desire.
I am a systems-trained family therapist that has been in practice since 1992. I have extensive experience with a wide range of issues. I welcome calls to assess if I can be of service to helping you achieve the outcomes you desire.
(919) 705-0641 View (919) 705-0641
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Emdr Therapy Paige Mauceri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Apex, NC 27523
Are you struggling to move forward from a recent traumatic event? Maybe a past experience from earlier in your life continues to negatively impact your present life. Maybe you feel stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts or overwhelming emotions. What if you could feel lighter, more content, and more confident? You may be a good fit for an EMDR intensive if: You're experiencing recurring themes, insecurities, or narratives in your life, your past casts a shadow on your daily life and relationships, you're eager to dive deeper and make a radical shift, you don't want to spend months or years in talk therapy.
Are you struggling to move forward from a recent traumatic event? Maybe a past experience from earlier in your life continues to negatively impact your present life. Maybe you feel stuck in a cycle of negative thoughts or overwhelming emotions. What if you could feel lighter, more content, and more confident? You may be a good fit for an EMDR intensive if: You're experiencing recurring themes, insecurities, or narratives in your life, your past casts a shadow on your daily life and relationships, you're eager to dive deeper and make a radical shift, you don't want to spend months or years in talk therapy.
(919) 849-3919 View (919) 849-3919
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Beth Cerrito-Cohen
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Apex, NC 27523
If you are thinking about counseling or therapy, chances are you are in distress, feeling not like yourself, or are looking for help in dealing with a difficult situation. You also probably want to find a therapist who is going to understand you and who has experience dealing with the problems and concerns that you are facing. I am available for in-person or telehealth sessions in North Carolina. I also offer telehealth appointments for patients located in New York or Florida.
If you are thinking about counseling or therapy, chances are you are in distress, feeling not like yourself, or are looking for help in dealing with a difficult situation. You also probably want to find a therapist who is going to understand you and who has experience dealing with the problems and concerns that you are facing. I am available for in-person or telehealth sessions in North Carolina. I also offer telehealth appointments for patients located in New York or Florida.
(919) 849-5930 View (919) 849-5930
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Ancora Counseling Center
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, PhD, LCMHCS, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Apex, NC 27523  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you worry that your child's behaviors may be getting out of control? Are you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed or exhausted? Would you like for your child to listen to you? We'd like to help! Being a parent is one of life's most complicated and challenging jobs, but it can also be one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences. We'd like to help you and your child work through the challenges and build a strong foundation for a healthy and fulfilling relationship.
Do you worry that your child's behaviors may be getting out of control? Are you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed or exhausted? Would you like for your child to listen to you? We'd like to help! Being a parent is one of life's most complicated and challenging jobs, but it can also be one of the most amazing and rewarding experiences. We'd like to help you and your child work through the challenges and build a strong foundation for a healthy and fulfilling relationship.
(919) 825-3323 View (919) 825-3323
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Kathy B Spurlock
Counselor, LCMHC, SEP, TEB
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Apex, NC 27523
Life can be challenging at times and wrought with frustrations, sadness or anxieties. However, with therapy, those challenges don't have to be insurmountable. I believe therapy is about guiding you toward an emotionally healthy path in order to create the life you desire. The fact that you are searching for a therapist who feels like a "good fit" for you or your family, is an important first step (and a very courageous one). My goal is to support you along your journey by providing a non-judgmental and respectful atmosphere, as we jointly work toward you finding personal contentment.
Life can be challenging at times and wrought with frustrations, sadness or anxieties. However, with therapy, those challenges don't have to be insurmountable. I believe therapy is about guiding you toward an emotionally healthy path in order to create the life you desire. The fact that you are searching for a therapist who feels like a "good fit" for you or your family, is an important first step (and a very courageous one). My goal is to support you along your journey by providing a non-judgmental and respectful atmosphere, as we jointly work toward you finding personal contentment.
(919) 759-5429 View (919) 759-5429
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Laura T Ashord LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Apex, NC 27523
I am a native North Carolinian, having lived and worked here most all my life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have practiced Social Work since 1988. I provide psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. I received my Bachelor's degree in Social Work (BSW) from NC State University in 1986. Through an advanced standing program at University of South Carolina in Columbia, I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) with an emphasis in Children and Families in 1988. I became licensed (LCSW) by the NC Certification and Licensure Board in 1993.
I am a native North Carolinian, having lived and worked here most all my life. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have practiced Social Work since 1988. I provide psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. I received my Bachelor's degree in Social Work (BSW) from NC State University in 1986. Through an advanced standing program at University of South Carolina in Columbia, I earned my Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) with an emphasis in Children and Families in 1988. I became licensed (LCSW) by the NC Certification and Licensure Board in 1993.
(919) 348-2445 View (919) 348-2445
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Courtney Guess
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Apex, NC 27523
Are you struggling with day-to- day stressors, anxiety, depression, or relational challenges? It is possible to feel more balanced, in tune with your emotions and prepared to cope with life's challenges. I believe that we all have the ability to heal and make positive changes. I can help you to gain insight into your experiences and discover your strengths. Finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with is an important part of the process.  My goal is to create a warm, open and supportive environment where we can work together to meet your goals. Please contact my office to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation.
Are you struggling with day-to- day stressors, anxiety, depression, or relational challenges? It is possible to feel more balanced, in tune with your emotions and prepared to cope with life's challenges. I believe that we all have the ability to heal and make positive changes. I can help you to gain insight into your experiences and discover your strengths. Finding a therapist who you feel comfortable with is an important part of the process.  My goal is to create a warm, open and supportive environment where we can work together to meet your goals. Please contact my office to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation.
(512) 730-0181 View (512) 730-0181
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Sara Monazah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Owner, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Apex, NC 27523
Hi, I am Sara and I am so excited to meet you! The decision to seek help is a brave step and I am so proud that you are here. I know that finding a therapist that feels right can be difficult, but I am here to let you know this process does not have to feel this way. I believe everyone deserves a safe place to be seen; encouraging individuals to take a step outside of their comfort zone to grow in any direction they desire. My hope is that together we can create your safe place and through a holistic approach, help you evolve!
Hi, I am Sara and I am so excited to meet you! The decision to seek help is a brave step and I am so proud that you are here. I know that finding a therapist that feels right can be difficult, but I am here to let you know this process does not have to feel this way. I believe everyone deserves a safe place to be seen; encouraging individuals to take a step outside of their comfort zone to grow in any direction they desire. My hope is that together we can create your safe place and through a holistic approach, help you evolve!
(919) 205-8456 View (919) 205-8456
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Crystal Waters
MS, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Apex, NC 27523  (Online Only)
Are you someone who is motivated to take ownership of your career development and committed to achieving your career goals? If so, our individualized holistic counseling approach helps clients succeed by understanding their unique needs, challenges, and goals. If you're seeking support with your career journey whether you're navigating a career transition, exploring new opportunities, or facing challenges in your current job, I invite you to reach out to me. Together, we can work collaboratively to develop personalized strategies to help you soar!
Are you someone who is motivated to take ownership of your career development and committed to achieving your career goals? If so, our individualized holistic counseling approach helps clients succeed by understanding their unique needs, challenges, and goals. If you're seeking support with your career journey whether you're navigating a career transition, exploring new opportunities, or facing challenges in your current job, I invite you to reach out to me. Together, we can work collaboratively to develop personalized strategies to help you soar!
(984) 400-8260 View (984) 400-8260
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Tina Mepani
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Apex, NC 27523  (Online Only)
As a former lawyer and child of immigrants, I am passionate about supporting clients through difficult life transitions. My approach is aimed at providing clients with a warm, empathetic, and safe environment to explore challenging life matters. Using trauma-informed interventions, as well as tools rooted in somatic experiencing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and emotion-focused therapy, I give my clients skills to calm their nervous systems and encourage them to go deep to address the root cause of their present day distress.
As a former lawyer and child of immigrants, I am passionate about supporting clients through difficult life transitions. My approach is aimed at providing clients with a warm, empathetic, and safe environment to explore challenging life matters. Using trauma-informed interventions, as well as tools rooted in somatic experiencing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and emotion-focused therapy, I give my clients skills to calm their nervous systems and encourage them to go deep to address the root cause of their present day distress.
(910) 776-5159 View (910) 776-5159
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 27523

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 27523 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
80% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
71% Stress
69% Coping Skills
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
74% BlueCross and BlueShield
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 27523 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
12% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 27523?

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.