Photo of Jodie Barko-Abshire, Pre-Licensed Professional
Jodie Barko-Abshire
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Hello, I am a holistic therapist with a background in mental health, addiction, and spirituality. My favorite modality to facilitate is EMDR paired with energy work. I have a passion to integrate creativity, spiritual exploration, sensory modalities, and movement into sessions. Through the use of sound/music, light/color frequencies, laughter, yoga, and mindfulness, I help clients tap into their highest self. I provide counseling solutions to individuals, couples, families, and groups struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment disorder, and addiction.
Hello, I am a holistic therapist with a background in mental health, addiction, and spirituality. My favorite modality to facilitate is EMDR paired with energy work. I have a passion to integrate creativity, spiritual exploration, sensory modalities, and movement into sessions. Through the use of sound/music, light/color frequencies, laughter, yoga, and mindfulness, I help clients tap into their highest self. I provide counseling solutions to individuals, couples, families, and groups struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment disorder, and addiction.
(386) 854-3545 View (386) 854-3545
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Integrity Behavioral & Coaching Solutions, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, AFC, NCC
Verified Verified
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Creating an environment for healing, resilience and growth. Therapy is not just a process that leads to functioning, but flourishing, as you become the person you were born to be. We believe in the power of your dreams!! Hablamos Espanol!
Creating an environment for healing, resilience and growth. Therapy is not just a process that leads to functioning, but flourishing, as you become the person you were born to be. We believe in the power of your dreams!! Hablamos Espanol!
(386) 206-5323 View (386) 206-5323
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Bart Colom
Counselor, MS, LMHC, AFC, CAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
My goal as a professional is to provide a secure/comfortable environment, where my clients can build awareness, understanding, discernment and assertiveness to pursue healthy living, within the client's personalized values and LifePlan. Hablo Espanol.
My goal as a professional is to provide a secure/comfortable environment, where my clients can build awareness, understanding, discernment and assertiveness to pursue healthy living, within the client's personalized values and LifePlan. Hablo Espanol.
(407) 278-7615 View (407) 278-7615
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Karen Samuels
Psychologist, PhD, CEDS
Verified Verified
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
I provide counseling services for adults and families. Specializing in the spectrum of eating disorders, body image disturbance, anxiety & mood disorders, and relationship issues. Focus on the challenges at Midlife & beyond, Dr. Samuels offers a relational/cultural approach in pursuit of living well and flourishing with the demands of seeking life's balance. Utilizing mindfulness practices, developing adaptive strategies for better outcomes, working collaboratively, these are key to our work together. Dr. Samuels has over 34 years of successful experience helping people make positive, meaningful changes to live more fully.
I provide counseling services for adults and families. Specializing in the spectrum of eating disorders, body image disturbance, anxiety & mood disorders, and relationship issues. Focus on the challenges at Midlife & beyond, Dr. Samuels offers a relational/cultural approach in pursuit of living well and flourishing with the demands of seeking life's balance. Utilizing mindfulness practices, developing adaptive strategies for better outcomes, working collaboratively, these are key to our work together. Dr. Samuels has over 34 years of successful experience helping people make positive, meaningful changes to live more fully.
(386) 259-3238 View (386) 259-3238
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Philippa Frank-Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
In Crisis Call 988, life threatening call 911. You and I will work as a team, so you can make the necessary changes to reach your goals. We all have struggles, yours could be, substance abuse, addiction, codependency, grief from loss, traumas from combat, police work, emergency work, sexual, physical, emotional abuse, leaving post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These circumstances can also result in, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, relationship and employment problems, if left untreated. Please allow me to help.
In Crisis Call 988, life threatening call 911. You and I will work as a team, so you can make the necessary changes to reach your goals. We all have struggles, yours could be, substance abuse, addiction, codependency, grief from loss, traumas from combat, police work, emergency work, sexual, physical, emotional abuse, leaving post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These circumstances can also result in, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, relationship and employment problems, if left untreated. Please allow me to help.
(386) 338-0662 View (386) 338-0662
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Michelle Lesesne-De Santis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Are you ready to feel better? Are you tired of doing the same thing over and over, hoping for different results? Are you ready to transform your life? Then let's get started! My focus is to partner with you and teach you tools and techniques that will absolutely change your life for the better. Our greatest power lies within each of us, in our own minds. I will help you learn to become a Master Mind and take control of your thoughts, which will massively impact your life, your health and your world. We are spitirual beings having a human experience...mastery of our minds is essential to discovering inner peace and sustained joy.
Are you ready to feel better? Are you tired of doing the same thing over and over, hoping for different results? Are you ready to transform your life? Then let's get started! My focus is to partner with you and teach you tools and techniques that will absolutely change your life for the better. Our greatest power lies within each of us, in our own minds. I will help you learn to become a Master Mind and take control of your thoughts, which will massively impact your life, your health and your world. We are spitirual beings having a human experience...mastery of our minds is essential to discovering inner peace and sustained joy.
(386) 388-3224 View (386) 388-3224
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Korin Menard
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Waitlist for new clients
**WAITLIST LINK FOUND AT BOTTOM OF PAGE** I know parenting is tough. Especially when your child's behavior is making you feel completely burnt out and inadequate when you've tried everything and nothing seems to be working. The anxiety you feel when the phone rings, praying it isn't your child's school or daycare again. It doesn't have to be this way. I can help you create a world where you won't dread a conversation with your child's teacher. I have over 13 yrs experience in the clinical field and 6 yrs experience with parent training.
**WAITLIST LINK FOUND AT BOTTOM OF PAGE** I know parenting is tough. Especially when your child's behavior is making you feel completely burnt out and inadequate when you've tried everything and nothing seems to be working. The anxiety you feel when the phone rings, praying it isn't your child's school or daycare again. It doesn't have to be this way. I can help you create a world where you won't dread a conversation with your child's teacher. I have over 13 yrs experience in the clinical field and 6 yrs experience with parent training.
(386) 200-9625 View (386) 200-9625
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Bart Colom
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , NCC, AFC
Verified Verified
Flagler Beach, FL 32136  (Online Only)
Creating an environment for healing, resilience and growth. Therapy is not just a process that leads to functioning, but flourishing, as you become the person you were born to be. We believe in the power of your dreams!
Creating an environment for healing, resilience and growth. Therapy is not just a process that leads to functioning, but flourishing, as you become the person you were born to be. We believe in the power of your dreams!
(503) 751-8934 View (503) 751-8934
Photo of Bart Colom, MS, LMHC, MCAP, AFC, Counselor
Bart Colom
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MCAP, AFC
Verified Verified
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Creating an environment for healing, resilience and growth. Therapy is not just a process that leads to functioning, but flourishing, as you become the person you were born to be. We believe in the power of your dreams!!
Creating an environment for healing, resilience and growth. Therapy is not just a process that leads to functioning, but flourishing, as you become the person you were born to be. We believe in the power of your dreams!!
(407) 413-8374 View (407) 413-8374
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Constance L Dempsey, LMHC Counseling Services
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Flagler Beach, FL 32136  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes life throws us into a turbulent sea, all alone and without a life vest. We struggle and thrash against the sea, until we're lost and sinking. We don't know where to turn for help. I'm here to bring you back to shore safely and help you develop skills so you won't be lost again. I'll work with you gently, encouragingly and with compassion. By utilizing my life knowledge and counseling experience, you'll begin to paddle toward the shore and a better life. We will work together to bring you into still water.
Sometimes life throws us into a turbulent sea, all alone and without a life vest. We struggle and thrash against the sea, until we're lost and sinking. We don't know where to turn for help. I'm here to bring you back to shore safely and help you develop skills so you won't be lost again. I'll work with you gently, encouragingly and with compassion. By utilizing my life knowledge and counseling experience, you'll begin to paddle toward the shore and a better life. We will work together to bring you into still water.
(386) 530-6309 View (386) 530-6309
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Penelope L Norton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
I specialize in psychotherapy, promoting healing and personal growth through understanding of self and others. I provide psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples and families and seniors and groups. My broad training includes many forms of psychotherapy including relationship and family therapy, individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive therapy, play therapy, interpersonal therapy. My approach is tailored to meet the needs of the individual or family, the problem they present and the goals we set in collaboration. I help people move away from pain and discord, depression, anxiety and traumatic events, into renewed vitality and optimism.
I specialize in psychotherapy, promoting healing and personal growth through understanding of self and others. I provide psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples and families and seniors and groups. My broad training includes many forms of psychotherapy including relationship and family therapy, individual therapy, group therapy, cognitive therapy, play therapy, interpersonal therapy. My approach is tailored to meet the needs of the individual or family, the problem they present and the goals we set in collaboration. I help people move away from pain and discord, depression, anxiety and traumatic events, into renewed vitality and optimism.
(386) 200-1416 View (386) 200-1416
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Sara J. Riley, L.M.H.C., P.A.
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Waitlist for new clients
Seeking help is a serious and important manner and I appreciate your willingness to consider my practice. Psychotherapy is a process of change that focuses on behaviors, emotions and the way we think. I am trained to help you conceptualize problems and provide realistic and workable skills and interventions to assist you in finding solutions and help bring about the desired changes in your life and your child's life. I work with children, adolescents (18 y.o. and under) and families. I am a Certified Redirecting Children's Behavior Instructor and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional - Child and Adolescent.
Seeking help is a serious and important manner and I appreciate your willingness to consider my practice. Psychotherapy is a process of change that focuses on behaviors, emotions and the way we think. I am trained to help you conceptualize problems and provide realistic and workable skills and interventions to assist you in finding solutions and help bring about the desired changes in your life and your child's life. I work with children, adolescents (18 y.o. and under) and families. I am a Certified Redirecting Children's Behavior Instructor and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional - Child and Adolescent.
(386) 243-3918 View (386) 243-3918
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Karen Palpant
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
My practice involves helping people navigate the challenges life presents us. I am committed to empowering clients to find their strengths, see possibilities and achieve their goals. Drawing on over 30 years of experience, I strive to help people create healthy relationships, manage stress, cope with grief, overcome anxiety, trauma and depression (including postpartum) as well as achieve personal, career and spiritual growth. I have worked as a therapist and/or teacher at Embry-Riddle University, D.S.C., University of Central Florida, and Taylor High School. Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH4625. Qualified Supervisor of Interns.
My practice involves helping people navigate the challenges life presents us. I am committed to empowering clients to find their strengths, see possibilities and achieve their goals. Drawing on over 30 years of experience, I strive to help people create healthy relationships, manage stress, cope with grief, overcome anxiety, trauma and depression (including postpartum) as well as achieve personal, career and spiritual growth. I have worked as a therapist and/or teacher at Embry-Riddle University, D.S.C., University of Central Florida, and Taylor High School. Licensed Mental Health Counselor MH4625. Qualified Supervisor of Interns.
(386) 516-4813 View (386) 516-4813
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Kian F Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Flagler Beach, FL 32136  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and find that EMDR can quickly offer relief and resources for those struggling. I combine Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Internal Family Systems, online video therapy sessions. Attunement, creativity, brief solution focused treatment, trauma and process addictions work are my strengths. I work to counsel in a judgement free zone and have the unique ability to relate to people of all ages, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, spirituality, and socioeconomic status. I will provide feedback. I am a resource, not a bobble head. Licensed and actively practicing in northeast Florida and CT.
I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and find that EMDR can quickly offer relief and resources for those struggling. I combine Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Internal Family Systems, online video therapy sessions. Attunement, creativity, brief solution focused treatment, trauma and process addictions work are my strengths. I work to counsel in a judgement free zone and have the unique ability to relate to people of all ages, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, spirituality, and socioeconomic status. I will provide feedback. I am a resource, not a bobble head. Licensed and actively practicing in northeast Florida and CT.
(386) 200-1424 View (386) 200-1424
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Get Off the Couch Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I know what a big step this can be and that you might be feeling anxious with a lot of questions. Let me relieve some of that...feel free to call me for a free phone consultation. I want to provide you with high quality counseling services where we will work together to build upon your strengths in order to meet your goals. I believe in the mind-body connection so I offer Walk/Talk therapy sessions to those clients who want a more active approach. I am a certified EMDR therapist and I believe this therapy can be life changing, particularly for those who have suffered trauma.
Welcome! I know what a big step this can be and that you might be feeling anxious with a lot of questions. Let me relieve some of that...feel free to call me for a free phone consultation. I want to provide you with high quality counseling services where we will work together to build upon your strengths in order to meet your goals. I believe in the mind-body connection so I offer Walk/Talk therapy sessions to those clients who want a more active approach. I am a certified EMDR therapist and I believe this therapy can be life changing, particularly for those who have suffered trauma.
(386) 210-7942 View (386) 210-7942
Photo of Veronica Marie Scott, MA, LMHC, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Veronica Marie Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Life can present us with unexpected situations that throw our world into chaos. We may have to make changes or learn how to cope in a new way that allows us to feel successful. We also go through internal changes that affect the way we feel or think about life even when nothing round us has changed. When things happen, talking about the situation can yield new understanding about our behaviors and needs. Therapy can lead us to feel better able to navigate the waters of life.
Life can present us with unexpected situations that throw our world into chaos. We may have to make changes or learn how to cope in a new way that allows us to feel successful. We also go through internal changes that affect the way we feel or think about life even when nothing round us has changed. When things happen, talking about the situation can yield new understanding about our behaviors and needs. Therapy can lead us to feel better able to navigate the waters of life.
(386) 260-4399 View (386) 260-4399
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Kindness and Clarity Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Hello! Are you ready to create a happier, more fulfilling life? Do you struggle with any of these questions: Am I good enough? Why do I feel like I don't matter? Why do I make the same choices over and over? Why am I afraid of conflict? Of the future? Why am I so stressed? Life can seem pretty bleak when pain dulls the beauty that surrounds us. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) teaches us how to replace negative beliefs with positive ones. Learn to recognize your strengths, practice effective communication, mindfulness and gratitude. Phobias and trauma responses may disappear with EMDR. You deserve to be happy.
Hello! Are you ready to create a happier, more fulfilling life? Do you struggle with any of these questions: Am I good enough? Why do I feel like I don't matter? Why do I make the same choices over and over? Why am I afraid of conflict? Of the future? Why am I so stressed? Life can seem pretty bleak when pain dulls the beauty that surrounds us. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) teaches us how to replace negative beliefs with positive ones. Learn to recognize your strengths, practice effective communication, mindfulness and gratitude. Phobias and trauma responses may disappear with EMDR. You deserve to be happy.
(386) 854-4952 View (386) 854-4952
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Jessica Sweeney
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCMH, LPC, QS, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to getting to know you sometime soon. This is a significant step towards change in your life already. Asking for help, though simple, is not easy and can be a big decision. My clinical approach includes goal oriented care anchored in empathy, compassion and ongoing collaboration. Meaningful change can be possible for everyone at any stage in life. I would be honored to be part of your journey towards personal serenity and happiness.
Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to getting to know you sometime soon. This is a significant step towards change in your life already. Asking for help, though simple, is not easy and can be a big decision. My clinical approach includes goal oriented care anchored in empathy, compassion and ongoing collaboration. Meaningful change can be possible for everyone at any stage in life. I would be honored to be part of your journey towards personal serenity and happiness.
(772) 247-5309 View (772) 247-5309
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Jessica Dobbs
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience who is committed to helping children, adolescents, individuals, and couples learn how to cope with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, adjustment, self-esteem, sexuality, relationships, divorce, self-injury, suicidal ideation, medication management, & co-parenting. My theoretical framework is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, believing our thought patterns directly affect our behavior & working to change unproductive thought patterns to achieve emotional wellbeing.
I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience who is committed to helping children, adolescents, individuals, and couples learn how to cope with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, adjustment, self-esteem, sexuality, relationships, divorce, self-injury, suicidal ideation, medication management, & co-parenting. My theoretical framework is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, believing our thought patterns directly affect our behavior & working to change unproductive thought patterns to achieve emotional wellbeing.
(386) 270-3332 View (386) 270-3332
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Rachel Koontz
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, CAC, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
Do you find yourself struggling to let go of behaviors that are damaging your relationships and self-worth? I believe when one aspect of life is off-balance it can have subtle (and not so subtle) impacts on other life domains, leading to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and a disconnect from the parts of us that feel most joyous and free. I am passionate about helping clients who are seeking freedom from substance use and process addictions.
Do you find yourself struggling to let go of behaviors that are damaging your relationships and self-worth? I believe when one aspect of life is off-balance it can have subtle (and not so subtle) impacts on other life domains, leading to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and a disconnect from the parts of us that feel most joyous and free. I am passionate about helping clients who are seeking freedom from substance use and process addictions.
(407) 743-6868 View (407) 743-6868

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 32136

20+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 32136 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
83% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
69% Stress
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
91% Cigna and Evernorth
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 32136 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32136?

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.