Photo of Rhonda K Hillegonds, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 46307, IN
Rhonda K Hillegonds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC
Verified Verified
Crown Point, IN 46307
Welcome to my practice. I believe that my passion for working with and helping others combined with over 40 years of work with individuals, families and children in a variety of settings brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our work together. I provide thoughtful, compassionate counseling to help bring about personal growth and change. We will work to develop insight to improve understanding of thoughts and feelings, improve communication and relationships, develop coping skills for anxiety and depression, and resolve conflict that interferes with peace and balance in your life.
Welcome to my practice. I believe that my passion for working with and helping others combined with over 40 years of work with individuals, families and children in a variety of settings brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our work together. I provide thoughtful, compassionate counseling to help bring about personal growth and change. We will work to develop insight to improve understanding of thoughts and feelings, improve communication and relationships, develop coping skills for anxiety and depression, and resolve conflict that interferes with peace and balance in your life.
(219) 354-6391 View (219) 354-6391
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Amanda Smith
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crown Point, IN 46307  (Online Only)
Life can be overwhelming as we try to figure out why things happen, where we're headed and who we are in the process. Feelings of loneliness, confusion, worry, despair, anger, anxiety, and even shifts in moods can develop at any time when having difficult experiences. Although "change" can sound scary, my intent is to assist you as you redefine your path, gather new tools, and empower yourself. I believe in self-care, energy and healing. We can explore new paths for you together as you will not be alone on this journey.
Life can be overwhelming as we try to figure out why things happen, where we're headed and who we are in the process. Feelings of loneliness, confusion, worry, despair, anger, anxiety, and even shifts in moods can develop at any time when having difficult experiences. Although "change" can sound scary, my intent is to assist you as you redefine your path, gather new tools, and empower yourself. I believe in self-care, energy and healing. We can explore new paths for you together as you will not be alone on this journey.
(219) 444-0529 View (219) 444-0529
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Dr. Trevaughn Davis-Neal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crown Point, IN 46307
We welcome first responders such as doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists, teachers, and caregivers; as compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, burnout, and guilt often plague this population. We have a passion for working with individuals who need nonjudgmental support and encouragement to work through past trauma and current barriers to achieve their goals. We all need someone to talk to at some point in our lives. We desire to be change agents and do our part to make this world a better place.
We welcome first responders such as doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists, teachers, and caregivers; as compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, burnout, and guilt often plague this population. We have a passion for working with individuals who need nonjudgmental support and encouragement to work through past trauma and current barriers to achieve their goals. We all need someone to talk to at some point in our lives. We desire to be change agents and do our part to make this world a better place.
(219) 240-0921 View (219) 240-0921
Photo of Ashleigh Wagner, Counselor in 46307, IN
Ashleigh Wagner
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Crown Point, IN 46307  (Online Only)
It takes courage to move toward making changes in each of our lives. As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and interactive feedback to help my clients address current challenges and long-standing issues. My sensitivity and compassion, helps bring resolution to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. With an integration of various methods, I draw from multiple styles and techniques to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual client. Working together each client and I can build on the individuals strengths and work towards achieving their goals.
It takes courage to move toward making changes in each of our lives. As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and interactive feedback to help my clients address current challenges and long-standing issues. My sensitivity and compassion, helps bring resolution to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. With an integration of various methods, I draw from multiple styles and techniques to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual client. Working together each client and I can build on the individuals strengths and work towards achieving their goals.
(219) 334-2832 View (219) 334-2832
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Valeta Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crown Point, IN 46307  (Online Only)
For over two decades, I've dedicated myself to the noble pursuit of mental health healing, embarking on a journey filled with challenges, triumphs, and profound transformations. Throughout this odyssey, I've been privileged to witness the resilience of human spirit and the power of therapeutic interventions in restoring hope and vitality to individuals facing the darkest of struggles. Altogether, you may expect to receive quality psychotherapy, in a virtual setting, that promotes a safe & nurturing space for exploration & growth.
For over two decades, I've dedicated myself to the noble pursuit of mental health healing, embarking on a journey filled with challenges, triumphs, and profound transformations. Throughout this odyssey, I've been privileged to witness the resilience of human spirit and the power of therapeutic interventions in restoring hope and vitality to individuals facing the darkest of struggles. Altogether, you may expect to receive quality psychotherapy, in a virtual setting, that promotes a safe & nurturing space for exploration & growth.
(317) 648-2083 View (317) 648-2083
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Kholby Klein
Counselor, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Crown Point, IN 46307
I have experience working with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life changes, identity, addiction, trauma, and relationship concerns. Working with these various concerns, my hope is to assist clients in building skills and gaining insight that allows them to make decisions towards a fulfilling and healthier life.
I have experience working with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life changes, identity, addiction, trauma, and relationship concerns. Working with these various concerns, my hope is to assist clients in building skills and gaining insight that allows them to make decisions towards a fulfilling and healthier life.
(219) 266-6404 View (219) 266-6404
Photo of Rhonda Sue Voas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 46307, IN
Rhonda Sue Voas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crown Point, IN 46307
Do you have trouble coping, staying calm, and focusing? Do you worry about everything, even things that haven’t happened yet? You are not alone. I help adults, college students and teens cope with stress, challenges and emotions. Many people of all ages, struggle with ADHD, anxiety, and sadness. These issues can affect your self-esteem, relationships, and goals. I'm a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in helping people like you. I can help you develop skills to focus, challenge your negative thoughts, calm your over thinking and relax. We will work towards overcoming your challenges and finding calm in your life.
Do you have trouble coping, staying calm, and focusing? Do you worry about everything, even things that haven’t happened yet? You are not alone. I help adults, college students and teens cope with stress, challenges and emotions. Many people of all ages, struggle with ADHD, anxiety, and sadness. These issues can affect your self-esteem, relationships, and goals. I'm a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in helping people like you. I can help you develop skills to focus, challenge your negative thoughts, calm your over thinking and relax. We will work towards overcoming your challenges and finding calm in your life.
(219) 245-7639 View (219) 245-7639
Photo of Yolanda L Coriano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 46307, IN
Yolanda L Coriano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crown Point, IN 46307
I know you are questioning whether this is something you should consider. However, I want you to know that just recognizing there is something weighing you and your family down is enough to move forward. I provide support and practical feedback to help people resolve current problems and longstanding patterns.
I know you are questioning whether this is something you should consider. However, I want you to know that just recognizing there is something weighing you and your family down is enough to move forward. I provide support and practical feedback to help people resolve current problems and longstanding patterns.
(219) 307-4213 View (219) 307-4213
Photo of Elizabeth Labriola Emdr Brainspotting Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor in 46307, IN
Elizabeth Labriola Emdr Brainspotting Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHCA, EMDR, BSP
Verified Verified
Crown Point, IN 46307
Life and relationship stressors? I want to help you on your journey to restoring peace. My specialties of EMDR and Brainspotting can bring you the relief that you deserve. My passion is to come along side individuals who are struggling to manage their life and return hope and direction to uncertainty. Working in this field has allowed me the opportunity to deliver effective assistance to people of all walks of life. I have extensive training to help individuals through brain based techniques learn who they are and where they're going to head towards personal and spiritual healing and growth.
Life and relationship stressors? I want to help you on your journey to restoring peace. My specialties of EMDR and Brainspotting can bring you the relief that you deserve. My passion is to come along side individuals who are struggling to manage their life and return hope and direction to uncertainty. Working in this field has allowed me the opportunity to deliver effective assistance to people of all walks of life. I have extensive training to help individuals through brain based techniques learn who they are and where they're going to head towards personal and spiritual healing and growth.
(630) 538-7613 View (630) 538-7613
Photo of Jonelle Carns, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 46307, IN
Jonelle Carns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crown Point, IN 46307  (Online Only)
You’ve taken the important first step of looking for help. It is my desire to work with you or your child in an open, caring, and supportive environment while addressing the concerns that led you to seek help. Together we can identify ways for you to reach your goals. Our approach to therapy will be collaborative, keeping your objectives in sight during each of our sessions. My clinical experience will help you discover and utilize your strengths to address conflicts, develop healthy coping skills and build satisfying relationships.
You’ve taken the important first step of looking for help. It is my desire to work with you or your child in an open, caring, and supportive environment while addressing the concerns that led you to seek help. Together we can identify ways for you to reach your goals. Our approach to therapy will be collaborative, keeping your objectives in sight during each of our sessions. My clinical experience will help you discover and utilize your strengths to address conflicts, develop healthy coping skills and build satisfying relationships.
(219) 333-4880 View (219) 333-4880
Photo of Emily Bramlet (Infinity Counseling And Wellness Center), Pre-Licensed Professional in 46307, IN
Emily Bramlet (Infinity Counseling And Wellness Center)
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSCAD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crown Point, IN 46307
Is your child or family in need of additional support? Are you tired of the long wait lists and travel time to receive the help your child needs? I am offering same-week online and in-person sessions for children in the Wheatfield and Demotte areas. I provide a supportive and nurturing environment where children and families can develop coping skills, enhance their emotion identification, regulation, and processing, as well as build resilience. I offer both individual and family counseling. I provide services at Kankakee Valley Middle School and High School, online, and home-based. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Is your child or family in need of additional support? Are you tired of the long wait lists and travel time to receive the help your child needs? I am offering same-week online and in-person sessions for children in the Wheatfield and Demotte areas. I provide a supportive and nurturing environment where children and families can develop coping skills, enhance their emotion identification, regulation, and processing, as well as build resilience. I offer both individual and family counseling. I provide services at Kankakee Valley Middle School and High School, online, and home-based. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!
(219) 355-3963 View (219) 355-3963
Photo of Elizabeth Ann Aguayo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 46307, IN
Elizabeth Ann Aguayo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crown Point, IN 46307
Welcome, I am Beth Aguayo LCSW and I am so glad you are taking sometime to find a therapist for you! Have you been feeling like you want to do something different in your life lately? Are you unsure about the next choice to make, feeling overwhelmed or more anxious than you would like? Maybe you're a parent who is finding it hard to balance the many roles in your life perhaps frustrated trying to resolve the challenges of parenting. If any of these situations and feelings sound familiar, it might be a great time to begin therapy and our work together toward your goals.
Welcome, I am Beth Aguayo LCSW and I am so glad you are taking sometime to find a therapist for you! Have you been feeling like you want to do something different in your life lately? Are you unsure about the next choice to make, feeling overwhelmed or more anxious than you would like? Maybe you're a parent who is finding it hard to balance the many roles in your life perhaps frustrated trying to resolve the challenges of parenting. If any of these situations and feelings sound familiar, it might be a great time to begin therapy and our work together toward your goals.
(219) 327-7372 View (219) 327-7372
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David A Johnson
Counselor, MSW, LSW, LCAC
Verified Verified
Crown Point, IN 46307
I'm a Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor, and a Certified Gambling Counselor who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults since 1994. I have 35 years of experience working within the community mental health arena provided me with a strong foundation and opportunity to work with a variety of client populations which includes outpatient therapy, alcohol and drug addictions treatment, gambling addiction, inpatient psych, and inpatient medical stabilization for alcohol/opiate detoxification. My goal is to support & empower my consumers to discover their inner strength.
I'm a Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor, and a Certified Gambling Counselor who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults since 1994. I have 35 years of experience working within the community mental health arena provided me with a strong foundation and opportunity to work with a variety of client populations which includes outpatient therapy, alcohol and drug addictions treatment, gambling addiction, inpatient psych, and inpatient medical stabilization for alcohol/opiate detoxification. My goal is to support & empower my consumers to discover their inner strength.
(219) 247-7249 View (219) 247-7249
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David Fritch
MA, BA, CLC, PSAP
Verified Verified
Crown Point, IN 46307
I am a trained Life Coach and Sex Addiction Professional with a focus on treating individuals impacted by sexual addiction, porn addiction, secret affairs, and traumatic events that impact their daily lives. Whether you are struggling with unwanted sexual behavior or wanting to work through a time of depression, broken relationships, or seeking life purpose, I'd love to help. We will work together to explore the underlying causes of unhealthy behavior so you can heal and begin to thrive in life.
I am a trained Life Coach and Sex Addiction Professional with a focus on treating individuals impacted by sexual addiction, porn addiction, secret affairs, and traumatic events that impact their daily lives. Whether you are struggling with unwanted sexual behavior or wanting to work through a time of depression, broken relationships, or seeking life purpose, I'd love to help. We will work together to explore the underlying causes of unhealthy behavior so you can heal and begin to thrive in life.
(219) 754-5434 View (219) 754-5434
Photo of Janee' L. Fuller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 46307, IN
Janee' L. Fuller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Crown Point, IN 46307
I am dedicated, committed, and highly passionate Licensed Social Worker. I have an array of experience working with all age groups from early childhood and beyond. I have worked with individuals and families from various social and economic backgrounds, cultures, Spiritual backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. I am experienced working with trauma, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, victims of child abuse and neglect, amongst other mental health issues. I have a dedicated a large portion of my career to working with children and adolescents with behavioral issues.
I am dedicated, committed, and highly passionate Licensed Social Worker. I have an array of experience working with all age groups from early childhood and beyond. I have worked with individuals and families from various social and economic backgrounds, cultures, Spiritual backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. I am experienced working with trauma, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, victims of child abuse and neglect, amongst other mental health issues. I have a dedicated a large portion of my career to working with children and adolescents with behavioral issues.
(219) 234-2763 View (219) 234-2763
Photo of Nicole McCaffery, Pre-Licensed Professional in 46307, IN
Nicole McCaffery
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
Crown Point, IN 46307
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they're never weakness. —Brené Brown Hello! The first step you are taking in your mental health journey is a big step for change. It takes a lot of strength and courage to start therapy so know that is a powerful place to be. Many times people often ask, "what is therapy?" I am here to tell you what it looks like with me. I believe that therapy is about collaboration, working together to meet your needs, and your goals by strengthening your resources to get there.
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they're never weakness. —Brené Brown Hello! The first step you are taking in your mental health journey is a big step for change. It takes a lot of strength and courage to start therapy so know that is a powerful place to be. Many times people often ask, "what is therapy?" I am here to tell you what it looks like with me. I believe that therapy is about collaboration, working together to meet your needs, and your goals by strengthening your resources to get there.
(219) 291-3015 View (219) 291-3015
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Infinity Counseling and Wellness Center
Pre-Licensed Professional, M S, M F T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Crown Point, IN 46307
I work with young people ages 3- 22 who have suffered loss: home, parent or loved one and other traumas. These young people often suffer with anxiety, depression, confusion, PTSD as well as some obsessive-compulsive tendencies. I work with those who have suicidal ideation, who struggle to overcome their prior trauma. They may not be aware the trauma is impacting and influencing their thoughts and behaviors today.
I work with young people ages 3- 22 who have suffered loss: home, parent or loved one and other traumas. These young people often suffer with anxiety, depression, confusion, PTSD as well as some obsessive-compulsive tendencies. I work with those who have suicidal ideation, who struggle to overcome their prior trauma. They may not be aware the trauma is impacting and influencing their thoughts and behaviors today.
(219) 248-2596 View (219) 248-2596
Photo of Patricia DeJesus, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 46307, IN
Patricia DeJesus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crown Point, IN 46307
Reaching out for support can be one of the most challenging yet empowering things an individual can do. Good for you on taking the first step! Even if you are accustomed to dealing with life’s challenges on your own, sometimes the situations and experiences that arise can feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate alone. Maybe you are searching for new coping strategies, or just need to work through a difficult situation, or maybe you have been struggling for a while and finally decided it's time to get some support. If so, I would love to walk a few steps beside you on your journey.
Reaching out for support can be one of the most challenging yet empowering things an individual can do. Good for you on taking the first step! Even if you are accustomed to dealing with life’s challenges on your own, sometimes the situations and experiences that arise can feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate alone. Maybe you are searching for new coping strategies, or just need to work through a difficult situation, or maybe you have been struggling for a while and finally decided it's time to get some support. If so, I would love to walk a few steps beside you on your journey.
(219) 217-0625 View (219) 217-0625
Photo of Lexi Yovkovich, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 46307, IN
Lexi Yovkovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Crown Point, IN 46307
If you're reading this, it's a testament to your courage and strength in acknowledging your struggles and your readiness to explore the path towards a better, more fulfilling life. I want you to know that I'm here to support you in this journey. You are not defined by your challenges, but rather by your determination to overcome them. Please don't hesitate to contact me, and let's embark on this transformative journey together!
If you're reading this, it's a testament to your courage and strength in acknowledging your struggles and your readiness to explore the path towards a better, more fulfilling life. I want you to know that I'm here to support you in this journey. You are not defined by your challenges, but rather by your determination to overcome them. Please don't hesitate to contact me, and let's embark on this transformative journey together!
(219) 401-5307 View (219) 401-5307
Photo of Maritza Perez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 46307, IN
Maritza Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Crown Point, IN 46307
Relationships can be challenging enough with the everyday stressors of work, family obligations and bills. However, when there is constant arguing back and forth, the same issues keep resurfacing during arguments, you’ve grown apart, past infidelity, etc. it can become overwhelming and take a toll on the relationship. In therapy, we will work as a team and identify specific problems, have difficult, but much needed conversations and learn strategies to rebuild the relationship. I will help you achieve your relationship goals and create hope.
Relationships can be challenging enough with the everyday stressors of work, family obligations and bills. However, when there is constant arguing back and forth, the same issues keep resurfacing during arguments, you’ve grown apart, past infidelity, etc. it can become overwhelming and take a toll on the relationship. In therapy, we will work as a team and identify specific problems, have difficult, but much needed conversations and learn strategies to rebuild the relationship. I will help you achieve your relationship goals and create hope.
(219) 319-6874 View (219) 319-6874

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 46307

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 46307 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
88% Anxiety
73% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 46307 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 46307?

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.