Photo of Arizza D. Salas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 60142, IL
Arizza D. Salas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Huntley, IL 60142  (Online Only)
Symptoms of anxiety and OCD can make individuals feel powerless. Coping with obsessions, trauma, and phobias can be difficult, but there is a way to find relief! As a clinician with extensive training in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD and PTSD, I motivate clients to challenge thought patterns that have robbed them of their confidence and hope. Using ethical and evidence-based treatment, we can work towards goals that will help you gain your life back.
Symptoms of anxiety and OCD can make individuals feel powerless. Coping with obsessions, trauma, and phobias can be difficult, but there is a way to find relief! As a clinician with extensive training in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including OCD and PTSD, I motivate clients to challenge thought patterns that have robbed them of their confidence and hope. Using ethical and evidence-based treatment, we can work towards goals that will help you gain your life back.
(847) 744-8063 View (847) 744-8063
Photo of Betsy Gilpin, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 60142, IL
Betsy Gilpin
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142
Waitlist for new clients
Since the relationship you have with your therapist is so vital to your success in therapy, I take time to get to know you, understand your struggles and validate your experiences. I tailor my sessions to meet each client's individual needs, and I work from a sex positive, neurodiversity and LGBTQIA+ affirming framework. You don't have to struggle alone, healing from past trauma, limiting beliefs, and negative patterns is possible. I can help you get off the negative cycle, so you can feel less stressed, more confident and have a deeper connection with yourself and others.
Since the relationship you have with your therapist is so vital to your success in therapy, I take time to get to know you, understand your struggles and validate your experiences. I tailor my sessions to meet each client's individual needs, and I work from a sex positive, neurodiversity and LGBTQIA+ affirming framework. You don't have to struggle alone, healing from past trauma, limiting beliefs, and negative patterns is possible. I can help you get off the negative cycle, so you can feel less stressed, more confident and have a deeper connection with yourself and others.
(224) 347-7110 View (224) 347-7110
Photo of Lynn Marie Hamsen, Counselor in 60142, IL
Lynn Marie Hamsen
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142
I am looking forward to hearing about why you are considering counseling services at this time. Perhaps you have experienced an unexpected life change or a relationship issue of some kind that is hard to resolve. You may be wrestling with making a decision or a new medical diagnosis. You may be hoping for strategies on how to deal with stress, anxiety, depression or anger. You may be frustrated with unresolved parenting, blended family or marital conflicts. There may be family of origin hurts that continue to haunt you. And finally, perhaps you are questioning your purpose on earth. Whatever your need you can find caring help here.
I am looking forward to hearing about why you are considering counseling services at this time. Perhaps you have experienced an unexpected life change or a relationship issue of some kind that is hard to resolve. You may be wrestling with making a decision or a new medical diagnosis. You may be hoping for strategies on how to deal with stress, anxiety, depression or anger. You may be frustrated with unresolved parenting, blended family or marital conflicts. There may be family of origin hurts that continue to haunt you. And finally, perhaps you are questioning your purpose on earth. Whatever your need you can find caring help here.
(224) 509-6806 View (224) 509-6806
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Iwona S Florianowicz Lcpc Ccpt- II
MSc, CCTP-II, LPC-T, LCPC, Coach
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients for Virtual Therapy! Have you experienced trauma or highly distressing circumstances, or toxic relationships, and now struggling with lasting effects, affecting your daily life or mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being? I'm here to help - to listen to your needs and help you to set healthy goals for your healing process. I'll help you to process and heal from your past experiences, teach you new coping skills to deal with distress, and develop a healthy sense of self-worth, as well as build resiliency for the future, so you can achieve ultimate personal and relational growth.
Accepting New Clients for Virtual Therapy! Have you experienced trauma or highly distressing circumstances, or toxic relationships, and now struggling with lasting effects, affecting your daily life or mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being? I'm here to help - to listen to your needs and help you to set healthy goals for your healing process. I'll help you to process and heal from your past experiences, teach you new coping skills to deal with distress, and develop a healthy sense of self-worth, as well as build resiliency for the future, so you can achieve ultimate personal and relational growth.
(630) 349-2956 View (630) 349-2956
Photo of Jodie Martin, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60142, IL
Jodie Martin
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142
E-MAIL is the best way to reach me! Life is a journey, and sometimes that journey can be extremely painful. I believe that you have what it takes to find your way through. Whether your journey has taken you through childhood abuse, sexual trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or you are just trying to get through a rough time, I believe in you. I take a strength-based approach to successfully navigating challenging circumstances as an individual or family. I will support you and your family with empathy and perspective. I am extremely objective and work well with families in crisis.
E-MAIL is the best way to reach me! Life is a journey, and sometimes that journey can be extremely painful. I believe that you have what it takes to find your way through. Whether your journey has taken you through childhood abuse, sexual trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or you are just trying to get through a rough time, I believe in you. I take a strength-based approach to successfully navigating challenging circumstances as an individual or family. I will support you and your family with empathy and perspective. I am extremely objective and work well with families in crisis.
(224) 858-5134 View (224) 858-5134
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Dr. Pete Marcelo Psychologist & Counseling Huntley
Psychologist, MSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Huntley, IL 60142
Together, we will focus on solutions and help you learn to cope with life's challenges; so you can enjoy it to the fullest. I have over 25 years of experience guiding clients to achieve optimal well being and performance. Taking a team approach with my clients and strongly believing in the value of the therapeutic relationship, I empower you to make decisions in the treatment process. As opposed to some approaches of therapy which may take several years, I believe in the efficacy of a briefer counseling model which includes solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapies. Visit www.drpetemarcelo.org for more information.
Together, we will focus on solutions and help you learn to cope with life's challenges; so you can enjoy it to the fullest. I have over 25 years of experience guiding clients to achieve optimal well being and performance. Taking a team approach with my clients and strongly believing in the value of the therapeutic relationship, I empower you to make decisions in the treatment process. As opposed to some approaches of therapy which may take several years, I believe in the efficacy of a briefer counseling model which includes solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapies. Visit www.drpetemarcelo.org for more information.
(847) 456-6498 View (847) 456-6498
Photo of Sheri Mueller, Counselor in 60142, IL
Sheri Mueller
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Huntley, IL 60142
Daytime availability only mid to late May '24 (11:00-3:00 Tues,Wed,Thurs only). "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen" - Brene Brown. You get 100% of my passion, expertise & commitment to use techniques tailored to your needs for change, growth, and healing. I would consider it a privilege to walk beside you, encourage progress toward your goals, and help you find joy and courage in transforming your life.
Daytime availability only mid to late May '24 (11:00-3:00 Tues,Wed,Thurs only). "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen" - Brene Brown. You get 100% of my passion, expertise & commitment to use techniques tailored to your needs for change, growth, and healing. I would consider it a privilege to walk beside you, encourage progress toward your goals, and help you find joy and courage in transforming your life.
(224) 263-0694 View (224) 263-0694
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Anna Whitmer
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CDVP, CPAIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142
Life events, trauma, challenges in intimate or family relationships, anxiety, depression, grief, physical pain, issues with sex and intimacy, addictions, anger, and crisis can leave us feeling stuck, hopeless, and unable to move forward and experience positive change in our lives.
Life events, trauma, challenges in intimate or family relationships, anxiety, depression, grief, physical pain, issues with sex and intimacy, addictions, anger, and crisis can leave us feeling stuck, hopeless, and unable to move forward and experience positive change in our lives.
(224) 263-0930 View (224) 263-0930
Photo of Emily Phillips, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60142, IL
Emily Phillips
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142
*Accepting New Clients* Do you have a teen or are you a teen who is overcome with anxiety? Are you struggling to get up in the morning and get to school? Do you feel hopeless and contemplate self-harm and suicide? You are not alone. I believe the bravest thing you can do is ask for help. It is my great honor to sit with my clients and listen to their unfiltered stories with zero judgement.
*Accepting New Clients* Do you have a teen or are you a teen who is overcome with anxiety? Are you struggling to get up in the morning and get to school? Do you feel hopeless and contemplate self-harm and suicide? You are not alone. I believe the bravest thing you can do is ask for help. It is my great honor to sit with my clients and listen to their unfiltered stories with zero judgement.
(815) 526-7653 View (815) 526-7653
Photo of Blair Counseling and Mediation in 60142, IL
Blair Counseling and Mediation
LMFT, LCPC, NCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142
Our clients enjoy humor, are honest, and are wanting to try new things if it makes sense to them. Some want relief from depression, or various forms of anxiety including trauma and grief. Others struggle with addictions and addictive behavior and are looking for ways to feel more in control. Or, they have concerns about their kids, ADHD, autism, or other behavior, and would like someone to come along side them to help support them or their child. Services are also available in Spanish. Christian counseling can be requested. Prefer Communication Coaching to Therapy? Find our app (MinuteMood.com) on Google Play and Apple Play stores.
Our clients enjoy humor, are honest, and are wanting to try new things if it makes sense to them. Some want relief from depression, or various forms of anxiety including trauma and grief. Others struggle with addictions and addictive behavior and are looking for ways to feel more in control. Or, they have concerns about their kids, ADHD, autism, or other behavior, and would like someone to come along side them to help support them or their child. Services are also available in Spanish. Christian counseling can be requested. Prefer Communication Coaching to Therapy? Find our app (MinuteMood.com) on Google Play and Apple Play stores.
(815) 450-9902 View (815) 450-9902
Photo of Kelly Robinson, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in 60142, IL
Kelly Robinson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142
Whether you are going through an important transition or need extra support as you navigate everyday life, it is worth remembering that everyone needs help sometimes. Being a wife for the last 16 years and a mom for the last 20 years has given me the opportunity to experience the richness of family life including teen parenthood, marriage, parenthood, life cycle transitions, blended family dynamics, anxiety and stress related challenges. Challenges create strength and it is my passion to help others sift through the inevitable challenges of life to cultivate understanding and clarity and the ability to move forward with strength.
Whether you are going through an important transition or need extra support as you navigate everyday life, it is worth remembering that everyone needs help sometimes. Being a wife for the last 16 years and a mom for the last 20 years has given me the opportunity to experience the richness of family life including teen parenthood, marriage, parenthood, life cycle transitions, blended family dynamics, anxiety and stress related challenges. Challenges create strength and it is my passion to help others sift through the inevitable challenges of life to cultivate understanding and clarity and the ability to move forward with strength.
(815) 567-9054 View (815) 567-9054
Photo of Ellen Young, Counselor in 60142, IL
Ellen Young
Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142
You deserve a safe space where you can openly explore the emotional and reactive issues that are weighing on you. I offer that space with sensitivity, empathy, and understanding. This is crucial for delving into the profound depths of your unique inner world and fostering enhanced self-awareness, which can then serve as your compass for navigating your outer world.
You deserve a safe space where you can openly explore the emotional and reactive issues that are weighing on you. I offer that space with sensitivity, empathy, and understanding. This is crucial for delving into the profound depths of your unique inner world and fostering enhanced self-awareness, which can then serve as your compass for navigating your outer world.
(815) 597-0583 View (815) 597-0583
Photo of Nicole Maxwell, Pre-Licensed Professional in 60142, IL
Nicole Maxwell
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Huntley, IL 60142
My clinical focus includes working with adolescent and adult clients to develop and support treatment goals. I also administer diagnostic assessments to clients to aid in their therapy progress. My experience includes working with adolescent and adult individuals with a variety of mental health issues, from mild to severe, while including their spouses or family in sessions to advance the process of therapy. I work with adult individuals whom are struggling in various phases of their life and help them manage the effects of mental health issues.
My clinical focus includes working with adolescent and adult clients to develop and support treatment goals. I also administer diagnostic assessments to clients to aid in their therapy progress. My experience includes working with adolescent and adult individuals with a variety of mental health issues, from mild to severe, while including their spouses or family in sessions to advance the process of therapy. I work with adult individuals whom are struggling in various phases of their life and help them manage the effects of mental health issues.
(224) 249-3100 View (224) 249-3100
Photo of Jennifer Cox, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 60142, IL
Jennifer Cox
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCATP, CCATPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142
I focus on creating a therapeutic environment where you feel empowered to recognize direction for change and overcome barriers to achieve personal fulfillment. We will utilize a cognitive and solution focused approach to work through each situation and uncover the best strategy to help you move forward to achieve your goals. Together we will establish presenting problems, gain insight, uncover coping skills that are beneficial, identify the tools to strive for change, and understand what is needed to lead a fulfilling life.
I focus on creating a therapeutic environment where you feel empowered to recognize direction for change and overcome barriers to achieve personal fulfillment. We will utilize a cognitive and solution focused approach to work through each situation and uncover the best strategy to help you move forward to achieve your goals. Together we will establish presenting problems, gain insight, uncover coping skills that are beneficial, identify the tools to strive for change, and understand what is needed to lead a fulfilling life.
(815) 205-0249 View (815) 205-0249
Photo of Erica Veach, Psychologist in 60142, IL
Erica Veach
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
Huntley, IL 60142
Empathy, acceptance, and genuineness are three qualities that I believe are the foundation for building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. My areas of specialty are in the treatment of Couples, Women's Health Issues (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, postpartum, pregnancy loss and infertility), Eating Disorders, Depression, Relationships, Pre-Marital counseling, and Emotional Regulation. In working with complex trauma, the emotional processing, exploration of self-related difficulties (e.g., fear and shame), and acceptance or resolution of past interpersonal issues are an important part of therapy. With complex trauma, I utilize an emotion-focused therapy approach, bringing emotion to the clinical forefront of therapy.
Empathy, acceptance, and genuineness are three qualities that I believe are the foundation for building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. My areas of specialty are in the treatment of Couples, Women's Health Issues (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, postpartum, pregnancy loss and infertility), Eating Disorders, Depression, Relationships, Pre-Marital counseling, and Emotional Regulation. In working with complex trauma, the emotional processing, exploration of self-related difficulties (e.g., fear and shame), and acceptance or resolution of past interpersonal issues are an important part of therapy. With complex trauma, I utilize an emotion-focused therapy approach, bringing emotion to the clinical forefront of therapy.
(779) 234-4052 View (779) 234-4052
Photo of Melissa Carlson Counseling, Counselor in 60142, IL
Melissa Carlson Counseling
Counselor, MAT, MSEd, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to counseling is a balance of a straightforward communication with the belief that clients are the experts of themselves. My goal is to help clients to discover their own inner wisdom and support a plan to move out of their stuckness. I believe that our early childhood experiences along with traumas we have experienced play a leading part in the stories we tell ourselves about who we are today.
My approach to counseling is a balance of a straightforward communication with the belief that clients are the experts of themselves. My goal is to help clients to discover their own inner wisdom and support a plan to move out of their stuckness. I believe that our early childhood experiences along with traumas we have experienced play a leading part in the stories we tell ourselves about who we are today.
(815) 516-5001 View (815) 516-5001
Photo of Kelly Canavan, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 60142, IL
Kelly Canavan
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MSEd, LCPC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Huntley, IL 60142
Do you feel like your emotions are getting the best of you? Do you feel like you could be a better parent or partner? Do you feel like you are drowning with no hope in sight? My purpose in working with you is to help you deal with your emotions more effectively so that you can improve your life. Too often people have all the ability and just don't know what step to take next. My purpose is to help you make those decisions. We also added a new therapist to handle the increased demand of kids (12-18). Together we both have over 30 years of experience working within schools. Erin Miller - profile also on Psychology Today
Do you feel like your emotions are getting the best of you? Do you feel like you could be a better parent or partner? Do you feel like you are drowning with no hope in sight? My purpose in working with you is to help you deal with your emotions more effectively so that you can improve your life. Too often people have all the ability and just don't know what step to take next. My purpose is to help you make those decisions. We also added a new therapist to handle the increased demand of kids (12-18). Together we both have over 30 years of experience working within schools. Erin Miller - profile also on Psychology Today
(815) 769-5331 View (815) 769-5331
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EPP Advisory Group (Cathryn Perfetti PHD, LCPC)
Counselor, PhD, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142
EMPOWERMENT. PURPOSE. PEACE. My ideal client is one that is at least 15 years of age that is ready to make changes in their life in order to maximize their quality of life, personal enjoyment, and find peace. I am here to help you discover your true self and embrace your "New Normal". The utilization of various assessments allows you and I to partner in the development of a customized treatment plan. I am now offering a telehealth/online option using encrypted video conferencing.
EMPOWERMENT. PURPOSE. PEACE. My ideal client is one that is at least 15 years of age that is ready to make changes in their life in order to maximize their quality of life, personal enjoyment, and find peace. I am here to help you discover your true self and embrace your "New Normal". The utilization of various assessments allows you and I to partner in the development of a customized treatment plan. I am now offering a telehealth/online option using encrypted video conferencing.
(847) 512-8396 View (847) 512-8396
Photo of Deborah B Metroka, Counselor in 60142, IL
Deborah B Metroka
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142
As both a Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Life Coach, I love to help people achieve personal and relational growth and healing. I seek to identify people's strengths and affirm who they are in order to empower them toward the changes they desire to make. We discern together what is getting in the way of living life to the fullest. I bring a wide array of life experiences and insights into my professional work that enhance my effectiveness with clients. Who I am as a Christian is an integral part of who I am as a professional.
As both a Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Life Coach, I love to help people achieve personal and relational growth and healing. I seek to identify people's strengths and affirm who they are in order to empower them toward the changes they desire to make. We discern together what is getting in the way of living life to the fullest. I bring a wide array of life experiences and insights into my professional work that enhance my effectiveness with clients. Who I am as a Christian is an integral part of who I am as a professional.
(847) 416-0988 View (847) 416-0988
Photo of Angela Yeates, Counselor in 60142, IL
Angela Yeates
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Huntley, IL 60142
We all go through times in our lives when we find ourselves a little lost and simply need someone to help us find our way. I have been helping adolescents, adults and families find their way through challenging times since 1996. Primarily I utilize a client centered approach that allows clients to be in charge of their therapy and decide what the course of treatment will be and what goals to focus on. I also encourage clients to find their motivation and passions in life that will empower them to continue growing beyond the time in counseling.
We all go through times in our lives when we find ourselves a little lost and simply need someone to help us find our way. I have been helping adolescents, adults and families find their way through challenging times since 1996. Primarily I utilize a client centered approach that allows clients to be in charge of their therapy and decide what the course of treatment will be and what goals to focus on. I also encourage clients to find their motivation and passions in life that will empower them to continue growing beyond the time in counseling.
(815) 992-4022 View (815) 992-4022

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60142

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60142 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
90% Depression
84% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
68% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Aetna
55% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 60142 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60142?

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.