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Nadly Mo Senatus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Miami Gardens, FL 33169  (Online Only)
You are the focus- your safety, your wellbeing, your goals! Life changes, symptoms of depression and anxiety, traumatic experiences, searching to build healthy coping and awareness, or curiosity; whichever the driving force leading to counseling, as a licensed mental health professional I can help. I want clients to gain the feeling of being seen and heard in a safe (virtual) space. I seek to understand, support, and collaborate with clients. The positive gains from therapy encourage activating your natural power and applying tools learned in sessions to your life journey.
You are the focus- your safety, your wellbeing, your goals! Life changes, symptoms of depression and anxiety, traumatic experiences, searching to build healthy coping and awareness, or curiosity; whichever the driving force leading to counseling, as a licensed mental health professional I can help. I want clients to gain the feeling of being seen and heard in a safe (virtual) space. I seek to understand, support, and collaborate with clients. The positive gains from therapy encourage activating your natural power and applying tools learned in sessions to your life journey.
(954) 314-4062 View (954) 314-4062
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Vivian Fogel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
My name is Vivian Fogel; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I believe you have the resources within you to achieve your goals. I offer my clients unconditional support and am committed to understanding them for who they are as unique individuals. My clients and I collaborate to foster insight and awareness about areas of concern in order to develop a plan to manage daily challenges.
My name is Vivian Fogel; I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I believe you have the resources within you to achieve your goals. I offer my clients unconditional support and am committed to understanding them for who they are as unique individuals. My clients and I collaborate to foster insight and awareness about areas of concern in order to develop a plan to manage daily challenges.
(954) 287-1327 View (954) 287-1327
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Oasis Integrative Counseling Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
I am a Caribbean immigrant who has resided in the US for over several decades. I am passionate about incorporating a holistic approach to providing psychotherapy services to a diverse multicultural population within the South Florida region. My practice that focuses on therapy with individuals, couples, and families, includes children (ages 5 through 12), adolescents, and adults. My ideal client is one who, because of cultural or ethnic differences, may be hesitant toward accessing counseling elsewhere.
I am a Caribbean immigrant who has resided in the US for over several decades. I am passionate about incorporating a holistic approach to providing psychotherapy services to a diverse multicultural population within the South Florida region. My practice that focuses on therapy with individuals, couples, and families, includes children (ages 5 through 12), adolescents, and adults. My ideal client is one who, because of cultural or ethnic differences, may be hesitant toward accessing counseling elsewhere.
(305) 770-6933 View (305) 770-6933
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Jeanis Holistic Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CEO
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33169
Are you tired of repeating the same patterns? Ever wondered if your past is impacting your relationship with yourself and others? Let’s get to the root of this issue. My 8 years of experience as a trauma specialist has given me the right toolsets to help you meet your goals. After doing my healing work on this soul integration journey i’ve been on, I’ve realized that I have uniquely been chosen to be here to share my light and gifts, to help others be the highest and best version of themselves, on their own terms.
Are you tired of repeating the same patterns? Ever wondered if your past is impacting your relationship with yourself and others? Let’s get to the root of this issue. My 8 years of experience as a trauma specialist has given me the right toolsets to help you meet your goals. After doing my healing work on this soul integration journey i’ve been on, I’ve realized that I have uniquely been chosen to be here to share my light and gifts, to help others be the highest and best version of themselves, on their own terms.
(954) 621-1408 x754280 View (954) 621-1408 x754280
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Ekiuwa Norelus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-QS, AFACAPP, CCTP II, CGCS, CCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33169  (Online Only)
My name is Ekiuwa Norelus, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. and a Board Certified Psychotherapist. For 20 years, I have specialized in marriage and family counseling, Child or Adolescent therapy, pre-marital counseling, relationships, depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Life Coaching, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, maternal mental health counseling, grief counseling, college mental health counseling, EAP counseling, job coaching, life coaching, crisis counseling, clinical assessments, and trauma informed care. I treat children, adults, and the elderly.
My name is Ekiuwa Norelus, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the State of Florida. and a Board Certified Psychotherapist. For 20 years, I have specialized in marriage and family counseling, Child or Adolescent therapy, pre-marital counseling, relationships, depression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Life Coaching, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, maternal mental health counseling, grief counseling, college mental health counseling, EAP counseling, job coaching, life coaching, crisis counseling, clinical assessments, and trauma informed care. I treat children, adults, and the elderly.
(786) 802-7455 View (786) 802-7455
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Nadine Leveille
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33169  (Online Only)
Navigating motherhood can feel like sailing uncharted waters, especially when you're weathering the storms of mood and anxiety challenges during and after pregnancy, trauma, or the delicate dynamics of NICU caregiving. If you find yourself feeling lost in the vastness of maternal responsibilities—overwhelmed, unheard, and searching for a beacon of hope—Mama Heal Therapy is your sanctuary. We understand the silent battles you fight every day. The strength it takes to balance the essence of being a loving wife and mother, while also striving to heal and rediscover your inner peace.
Navigating motherhood can feel like sailing uncharted waters, especially when you're weathering the storms of mood and anxiety challenges during and after pregnancy, trauma, or the delicate dynamics of NICU caregiving. If you find yourself feeling lost in the vastness of maternal responsibilities—overwhelmed, unheard, and searching for a beacon of hope—Mama Heal Therapy is your sanctuary. We understand the silent battles you fight every day. The strength it takes to balance the essence of being a loving wife and mother, while also striving to heal and rediscover your inner peace.
(786) 226-0773 View (786) 226-0773
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Angel Johnson
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33169  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can take you on an unexpected journey and throw you off course along the way. It can be very challenging trying to navigate yourself back on path. Rest assured that you do not have to take this journey alone. I will be there with you through the navigation process and help you find your path. Do not give up and do not give in. Let's talk about it and work through it. I have experience working with individuals from different age ranges with a variety of issues.
Sometimes life can take you on an unexpected journey and throw you off course along the way. It can be very challenging trying to navigate yourself back on path. Rest assured that you do not have to take this journey alone. I will be there with you through the navigation process and help you find your path. Do not give up and do not give in. Let's talk about it and work through it. I have experience working with individuals from different age ranges with a variety of issues.
(786) 321-9472 View (786) 321-9472
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Nadly Belizaire
Counselor, MHS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33169  (Online Only)
I know it seems like there is no time left in the day to take care of yourself. The racing thoughts won’t stop. The feelings of inadequacy keep you from enjoying even minor victories. You can’t get a good night’s sleep and you are not finding joy in your life right now. You know something needs to change and I can help.
I know it seems like there is no time left in the day to take care of yourself. The racing thoughts won’t stop. The feelings of inadequacy keep you from enjoying even minor victories. You can’t get a good night’s sleep and you are not finding joy in your life right now. You know something needs to change and I can help.
(305) 677-8043 View (305) 677-8043
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India Hudson
Pre-Licensed Professional, R, M, H, C, I
Verified Verified
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
My speciality is working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families who may need assistance with life challenges such as grief, loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, co-occurring disorders, relationship issues and various life transitions.
My speciality is working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families who may need assistance with life challenges such as grief, loss, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, co-occurring disorders, relationship issues and various life transitions.
(786) 551-4737 View (786) 551-4737
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Dhaima Chin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
Are you not feeling like yourself lately? Life has gotten you down? Are sleepless nights and racing thoughts keeping you hostage? Feel like you're navigating your struggles alone? If you answered yes to any of these questions please reach out to Miami Gardens Counseling we can help you. Many of our clients have experienced anxiety and depression.
Are you not feeling like yourself lately? Life has gotten you down? Are sleepless nights and racing thoughts keeping you hostage? Feel like you're navigating your struggles alone? If you answered yes to any of these questions please reach out to Miami Gardens Counseling we can help you. Many of our clients have experienced anxiety and depression.
(305) 563-3197 View (305) 563-3197
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PsychEd Solutions, P.A.
PhD
Verified Verified
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
Welcome! I am Angela C. Brinson, Ph.D. I have highly specialized training in assessment and testing. My experience as a Licensed Psychologist over the past 18 years includes working successfully with children, teenagers, adults and celebrities. In addition to the private sector, I have worked in the public and private school systems; Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ); Law Enforcement; Media & Entertainment, Higher Education and Community Behavioral Health agencies.
Welcome! I am Angela C. Brinson, Ph.D. I have highly specialized training in assessment and testing. My experience as a Licensed Psychologist over the past 18 years includes working successfully with children, teenagers, adults and celebrities. In addition to the private sector, I have worked in the public and private school systems; Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ); Law Enforcement; Media & Entertainment, Higher Education and Community Behavioral Health agencies.
(954) 504-6558 View (954) 504-6558
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Given Solace, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33169
Hello, Do you need someone to talk to? I'm here to listen. Life is hard. Are you struggling with low motivation at school? Do you hate your job? Do you find it hard to maintain a relationship? Have you been labeled difficult by others? Then, let's talk. I'm a bilingual therapist and life coach that uses a fun and unique approach to help you overcome those challenges. I will teach you how to find motivation to accomplish your goals and overcome mental health challenges by combining Cognitive Behavioral techniques with nutrition and fitness.
Hello, Do you need someone to talk to? I'm here to listen. Life is hard. Are you struggling with low motivation at school? Do you hate your job? Do you find it hard to maintain a relationship? Have you been labeled difficult by others? Then, let's talk. I'm a bilingual therapist and life coach that uses a fun and unique approach to help you overcome those challenges. I will teach you how to find motivation to accomplish your goals and overcome mental health challenges by combining Cognitive Behavioral techniques with nutrition and fitness.
(954) 466-4279 View (954) 466-4279
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Inspire4Purpose, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33169
Welcome! My name is Altheresa Clark, I am a therapist, and CEO of Inspire4Purpose. We are passionate about working with people who struggle with mental health related issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, women's issues or people who simply need support and motivation to recognize and achieve their purpose. Through Inspire4Purpose, we have helped clients not only find their purpose but to also walk into their purpose. Our vision is to empower others to succeed in their lives with the road map given with therapy. Our ultimate goal to assist you with overcoming the obstacles that you face in your everyday life.
Welcome! My name is Altheresa Clark, I am a therapist, and CEO of Inspire4Purpose. We are passionate about working with people who struggle with mental health related issues such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, women's issues or people who simply need support and motivation to recognize and achieve their purpose. Through Inspire4Purpose, we have helped clients not only find their purpose but to also walk into their purpose. Our vision is to empower others to succeed in their lives with the road map given with therapy. Our ultimate goal to assist you with overcoming the obstacles that you face in your everyday life.
(305) 834-4257 View (305) 834-4257
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Dr. Darlise Baron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-QS, CAP, CHT, CST
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33169
Greetings! My name is Dr. Darlise Baron, I am the CEO of Baron Counseling Services LLC. I have been in the field of Social Work for over 23 years. I earned my doctorate degree in Sexology, Licensed clinical social worker, Certified Addiction Professional and a certified Hypnotherapist. In addition, I specialize in hypnosis, anger management, substance abuse, domestic violence, parenting, family issues, relationship concerns, grief counseling and struggles with everyday living. I provide services to Children, Adults, Families, Couples, Veterans, First Responders, LGBTQ+, and Celebrities.
Greetings! My name is Dr. Darlise Baron, I am the CEO of Baron Counseling Services LLC. I have been in the field of Social Work for over 23 years. I earned my doctorate degree in Sexology, Licensed clinical social worker, Certified Addiction Professional and a certified Hypnotherapist. In addition, I specialize in hypnosis, anger management, substance abuse, domestic violence, parenting, family issues, relationship concerns, grief counseling and struggles with everyday living. I provide services to Children, Adults, Families, Couples, Veterans, First Responders, LGBTQ+, and Celebrities.
(786) 574-3468 View (786) 574-3468
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Mario Valcin
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33169
It is difficult to navigate the challenging terrain of mental health issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, unresolved emotions, etc. Are you seeking support, understanding, & a safe space to explore your feelings & experiences. I am a therapist who not only recognizes the importance of cultural identity but also specializes in addressing the unique challenges of everyday life. During this journey you will be empowered throughout the therapeutic process. I want to assure you that I'm here to help. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, cultural competence, & a commitment to evidence-based therapeutic care.
It is difficult to navigate the challenging terrain of mental health issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, unresolved emotions, etc. Are you seeking support, understanding, & a safe space to explore your feelings & experiences. I am a therapist who not only recognizes the importance of cultural identity but also specializes in addressing the unique challenges of everyday life. During this journey you will be empowered throughout the therapeutic process. I want to assure you that I'm here to help. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy, cultural competence, & a commitment to evidence-based therapeutic care.
(786) 371-2337 View (786) 371-2337
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Lisa Walton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
Hi there, I am a licensed provider in the states of Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri. I have worked in the social services field for 25 years and have provided therapy services to a variety of clients with a varying degree complex diagnoses and symptomology. I have over 15 years of experience with at-risk youth, LGBTQ population, and trauma work. I look forward to meeting you and working towards meeting your treatment needs and goals. I have worked with a diverse population of specialties. I have experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in therapy.
Hi there, I am a licensed provider in the states of Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri. I have worked in the social services field for 25 years and have provided therapy services to a variety of clients with a varying degree complex diagnoses and symptomology. I have over 15 years of experience with at-risk youth, LGBTQ population, and trauma work. I look forward to meeting you and working towards meeting your treatment needs and goals. I have worked with a diverse population of specialties. I have experience with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in therapy.
(305) 563-8566 View (305) 563-8566
Photo of Dr. Williesha Livingston, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33169, FL
Dr. Williesha Livingston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33169
I am Dr. Williesha Livingston, a Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My counseling style is supportive, attentive, and empathetic. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles.
I am Dr. Williesha Livingston, a Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My counseling style is supportive, attentive, and empathetic. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles.
(305) 520-7428 View (305) 520-7428
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Stacey Pacouloute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-QS
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33169  (Online Only)
I have an extensive background as a social worker and case manager working in public schools, social service/ home health/ behavioral health agencies where I learned to be a strong advocate for my clients. These clients have included: chronically mentally ill children and adults, at risk elderly and disabled, children with special needs, client’s facing phase of life changes, grief and loss, life stresses. Other special interests include bereavement therapy, trauma, life transitions, spirituality, and maternal mental health.
I have an extensive background as a social worker and case manager working in public schools, social service/ home health/ behavioral health agencies where I learned to be a strong advocate for my clients. These clients have included: chronically mentally ill children and adults, at risk elderly and disabled, children with special needs, client’s facing phase of life changes, grief and loss, life stresses. Other special interests include bereavement therapy, trauma, life transitions, spirituality, and maternal mental health.
(754) 704-1682 View (754) 704-1682
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F.A.V.O.R Therapeutic Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a parent seeking help for a child or adolescent who is experiencing grief or was exposed to trauma? Are you seeking guidance on how to deal with your child’s oppositional behavior, or looking for a therapist experienced in treating anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues in children of all ages? Is your child making all the wrong choices? If so, I can help. I address these issues with children and adolescents to eliminate the barriers such as fear, anxiety, depression, social skills, and relationship issues.
Are you a parent seeking help for a child or adolescent who is experiencing grief or was exposed to trauma? Are you seeking guidance on how to deal with your child’s oppositional behavior, or looking for a therapist experienced in treating anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues in children of all ages? Is your child making all the wrong choices? If so, I can help. I address these issues with children and adolescents to eliminate the barriers such as fear, anxiety, depression, social skills, and relationship issues.
(786) 876-8924 View (786) 876-8924
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Kristian A. Holmes
Counselor, LMHC-QS, CST, NCC, EdS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33169  (Online Only)
Every person's path to healing is different. That is why a unique blend of traditional talk therapy with a holistic, strength-based and sexological approach is used along with complementary alternatives to medicine. I am a licensed mental health counselor, certified Sex Therapist, National Certified Counselor, certified mind-body practitioner and qualified supervisor of registered mental health interns who is trauma-trained.
Every person's path to healing is different. That is why a unique blend of traditional talk therapy with a holistic, strength-based and sexological approach is used along with complementary alternatives to medicine. I am a licensed mental health counselor, certified Sex Therapist, National Certified Counselor, certified mind-body practitioner and qualified supervisor of registered mental health interns who is trauma-trained.
(954) 800-4256 View (954) 800-4256

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 33169

40+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 33169 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
81% Coping Skills
77% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
70% Anger Management

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Cigna and Evernorth
78% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 33169 see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33169?

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.