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George J Didier
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
Welcome! I believe that one of the essential ingredients of change and transformative psychotherapy is the relationship between the individual and the therapist. Feeling understood and comfortable only helps reduce one's symptoms, encouraging self-acceptance, but also leads toward deeper work which promotes lasting change and a deeper experience of one's whole self.
Welcome! I believe that one of the essential ingredients of change and transformative psychotherapy is the relationship between the individual and the therapist. Feeling understood and comfortable only helps reduce one's symptoms, encouraging self-acceptance, but also leads toward deeper work which promotes lasting change and a deeper experience of one's whole self.
(312) 553-6961 View (312) 553-6961
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Kelsey Gao
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
I'm drawn to working with individuals who have experienced trauma, childhood abuse, sexual abuse or domestic violence. Oftentimes, those who have endured these types of traumas end up struggling with setting boundaries and maintaining healthy relationships. I’m also passionate about working with people who are religious/spiritual or who feel their religion/spirituality may have been affected by trauma. I enjoy working with mothers to help navigate the identity shift as well as manage past childhood traumas that may come to the forefront as a result of having children.
I'm drawn to working with individuals who have experienced trauma, childhood abuse, sexual abuse or domestic violence. Oftentimes, those who have endured these types of traumas end up struggling with setting boundaries and maintaining healthy relationships. I’m also passionate about working with people who are religious/spiritual or who feel their religion/spirituality may have been affected by trauma. I enjoy working with mothers to help navigate the identity shift as well as manage past childhood traumas that may come to the forefront as a result of having children.
(872) 228-2181 View (872) 228-2181
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Culturally Competent Therapy PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60604  (Online Only)
Culturally Competent Therapy specializes in building trust and a therapeutic alliance with their clients, so they are prepared to do the work. Clients, often including licensed therapists, feel accepted to be themselves in a safe environment. Individualized tailored approaches include culturally sensitive cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to treatment that may challenge the client's belief system. I enjoy helping clients of all backgrounds discover the root of their problems and understanding the value of cultural factors such as family, race, socio-economic status, work/career demands, and integration of faith.
Culturally Competent Therapy specializes in building trust and a therapeutic alliance with their clients, so they are prepared to do the work. Clients, often including licensed therapists, feel accepted to be themselves in a safe environment. Individualized tailored approaches include culturally sensitive cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to treatment that may challenge the client's belief system. I enjoy helping clients of all backgrounds discover the root of their problems and understanding the value of cultural factors such as family, race, socio-economic status, work/career demands, and integration of faith.
(312) 262-5733 View (312) 262-5733
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Sarah Elfman
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
Sarah Elfman is a licensed social worker in Illinois who recently joined the staff at SpringSource Psychological Center. She has immediate availability for new clients. She graduated from Florida State University with a master’s degree in social work and has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, families, and groups. Sarah has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, community mental health, and refugee emergency response. She has a unique perspective supporting veterans and their families through grief, deployments, and life transitions.
Sarah Elfman is a licensed social worker in Illinois who recently joined the staff at SpringSource Psychological Center. She has immediate availability for new clients. She graduated from Florida State University with a master’s degree in social work and has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, families, and groups. Sarah has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, community mental health, and refugee emergency response. She has a unique perspective supporting veterans and their families through grief, deployments, and life transitions.
(630) 812-7461 View (630) 812-7461
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Benjamin Schwartz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
I feel privileged to be a psychologist and my therapeutic style reflects this appreciation. Building a trusting, collaborative relationship is at the forefront of my work, though I'm aware this looks differently with each of my clients. I see the process of change as occurring in the context of the therapeutic relationship and by exploring patterns that may be preventing one from living a fulfilling existence. Through the discovery of these patterns, we can begin to understand how to live life more genuinely. I incorporate various therapeutic approaches and interventions, which speaks to our unique needs.
I feel privileged to be a psychologist and my therapeutic style reflects this appreciation. Building a trusting, collaborative relationship is at the forefront of my work, though I'm aware this looks differently with each of my clients. I see the process of change as occurring in the context of the therapeutic relationship and by exploring patterns that may be preventing one from living a fulfilling existence. Through the discovery of these patterns, we can begin to understand how to live life more genuinely. I incorporate various therapeutic approaches and interventions, which speaks to our unique needs.
(312) 548-9356 View (312) 548-9356
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Kirstin Schafer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
I work at SpringSource Psychological Center and am currently accepting new patients. I believe in connection as healing and will work to cocreate a space in which you feel seen and heard. I have a strong foundation in treating disordered eating and am committed to being a fat-positive, Health At Every Size informed clinician. As a queer-identified clinician, I am passionate about working in the LGBTQIA+ communities and helping folks explore their authentic selves. I am devoted to being keenly aware of the intersectionality of identity, and the systems of oppression that impact individual functioning.
I work at SpringSource Psychological Center and am currently accepting new patients. I believe in connection as healing and will work to cocreate a space in which you feel seen and heard. I have a strong foundation in treating disordered eating and am committed to being a fat-positive, Health At Every Size informed clinician. As a queer-identified clinician, I am passionate about working in the LGBTQIA+ communities and helping folks explore their authentic selves. I am devoted to being keenly aware of the intersectionality of identity, and the systems of oppression that impact individual functioning.
(312) 313-2530 View (312) 313-2530
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John Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
We are currently accepting new clients via video/phone and in person appointments at our downtown location. Please reach out through email or phone to set up an intake call and to be scheduled promptly. We accept most insurance and your coverage will be verified prior to your first appointment.
We are currently accepting new clients via video/phone and in person appointments at our downtown location. Please reach out through email or phone to set up an intake call and to be scheduled promptly. We accept most insurance and your coverage will be verified prior to your first appointment.
(312) 360-1983 x2 View (312) 360-1983 x2
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Laura Perez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
I'm a warm, compassionate, feminist, LGBT+ and non-judgmental therapist who views treatment as a collaborative approach in which we will work together to transform your relationship with difficult thoughts and feelings. My goal is to support you in the connection with yourself, others, and the world, and also to empower you through compassion. I am bilingual and offer culturally competent services in Spanish and English.
I'm a warm, compassionate, feminist, LGBT+ and non-judgmental therapist who views treatment as a collaborative approach in which we will work together to transform your relationship with difficult thoughts and feelings. My goal is to support you in the connection with yourself, others, and the world, and also to empower you through compassion. I am bilingual and offer culturally competent services in Spanish and English.
(312) 360-1983 View (312) 360-1983
Photo of Jessica York, Licensed Professional Counselor in 60604, IL
Jessica York
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, BFA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
I'm honored to immerse myself in your story & make your healing our priority. Are you feeling shut down, stuck, or isolated? Are you overwhelmed by your emotions and anxious? I will create a space that is warm, non-judging, and compassionate for exploration, risks, & growth. Let's work together to discover more of who you were created to be! I believe you are the expert on your life & already carry inside what you need to heal. I will come alongside you to help draw that out. It is my priority to see you fully so we can journey together towards your healing & freedom. There's more to life than just trying to survive.
I'm honored to immerse myself in your story & make your healing our priority. Are you feeling shut down, stuck, or isolated? Are you overwhelmed by your emotions and anxious? I will create a space that is warm, non-judging, and compassionate for exploration, risks, & growth. Let's work together to discover more of who you were created to be! I believe you are the expert on your life & already carry inside what you need to heal. I will come alongside you to help draw that out. It is my priority to see you fully so we can journey together towards your healing & freedom. There's more to life than just trying to survive.
(630) 354-0339 View (630) 354-0339
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Alison Mayer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
Alison Mayer (Ali) is a master’s level clinician at SpringSource Psychological Center, with her LCPC pending in 2023. Ali has spent the past four years working with adults and adolescents/pre-teens with eating disorders and their families. She is passionate about her work with this population and enjoys engaging the whole family system to promote change and recovery. Ali completed her undergraduate training at Michigan State University and received her MA at National Louis University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Professional.
Alison Mayer (Ali) is a master’s level clinician at SpringSource Psychological Center, with her LCPC pending in 2023. Ali has spent the past four years working with adults and adolescents/pre-teens with eating disorders and their families. She is passionate about her work with this population and enjoys engaging the whole family system to promote change and recovery. Ali completed her undergraduate training at Michigan State University and received her MA at National Louis University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Professional.
(630) 349-6263 View (630) 349-6263
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Associates in Corporate Psychology
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60604  (Online Only)
We deliver high-quality executive mental health and leadership development programs that drive business success. Unlock peak performance, elevate workplace mental health, and drive business growth. Led by a team of highly skilled corporate psychotherapists, executive performance coaches, and organizational psychologists, we support group and team relations, leadership, communication, high performance, and thriving for healthy, high-performing leaders and teams that drive business success.
We deliver high-quality executive mental health and leadership development programs that drive business success. Unlock peak performance, elevate workplace mental health, and drive business growth. Led by a team of highly skilled corporate psychotherapists, executive performance coaches, and organizational psychologists, we support group and team relations, leadership, communication, high performance, and thriving for healthy, high-performing leaders and teams that drive business success.
(877) 759-0919 View (877) 759-0919
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Dr. Jakub Owca
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
Do you often feel exhausted and unmotivated? Do you experience a sense of emptiness or a yearning for something different, without knowing exactly what you're missing? Do you grapple with feelings of loneliness, anger, anxiety, or depression? If you wake up each day with a sense of dread, you're not alone. Many people come to me with similar issues. To address these complex challenges, I use a tailored approach that combines insight, curiosity, and dedication in my treatment plans. To book an appointment, you can visit my website and click on the 'Portal Tab' to self-schedule; make sure to select my name.
Do you often feel exhausted and unmotivated? Do you experience a sense of emptiness or a yearning for something different, without knowing exactly what you're missing? Do you grapple with feelings of loneliness, anger, anxiety, or depression? If you wake up each day with a sense of dread, you're not alone. Many people come to me with similar issues. To address these complex challenges, I use a tailored approach that combines insight, curiosity, and dedication in my treatment plans. To book an appointment, you can visit my website and click on the 'Portal Tab' to self-schedule; make sure to select my name.
(312) 771-3475 View (312) 771-3475
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Camarie Steward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
If you are struggling you are not alone! Navigating work, school, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and just stress in general can be overwhelming. The good news is that it is possible to find balance in your life and increase self-awareness by taking steps towards the life you want to see. Let me help you!
If you are struggling you are not alone! Navigating work, school, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and just stress in general can be overwhelming. The good news is that it is possible to find balance in your life and increase self-awareness by taking steps towards the life you want to see. Let me help you!
(630) 884-4722 View (630) 884-4722
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George B. Hogenson, Ph.D.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
My work as a Jungian Analyst emphasizes depth work with the symbolic dimensions of a person's individual life experiences through dreams, art and Jung's distinctive method of active imagination that allows the individual to enter into a constructive relationship with the unconscious. I find that many issues that bring people to therapy or analysis originate in an inability to find meaning in their everyday life, and that working within these "imaginal spaces" can contribute to a deeper understanding of the course one's life has taken and will take in the future.
My work as a Jungian Analyst emphasizes depth work with the symbolic dimensions of a person's individual life experiences through dreams, art and Jung's distinctive method of active imagination that allows the individual to enter into a constructive relationship with the unconscious. I find that many issues that bring people to therapy or analysis originate in an inability to find meaning in their everyday life, and that working within these "imaginal spaces" can contribute to a deeper understanding of the course one's life has taken and will take in the future.
(312) 629-4642 View (312) 629-4642
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Rise Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60604  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Caitlin and I am an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Illinois. Maybe you have found yourself in the aftermath of a toxic or abusive relationship. You’re struggling to make sense of what has happened. You can’t shake the constant feeling of butterflies in your stomach. Most nights, you are awakened by nightmares related to your trauma or other stressful life experiences. The path to healing feels daunting, but the good news is you don’t have to go it alone.
Hello! My name is Caitlin and I am an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Illinois. Maybe you have found yourself in the aftermath of a toxic or abusive relationship. You’re struggling to make sense of what has happened. You can’t shake the constant feeling of butterflies in your stomach. Most nights, you are awakened by nightmares related to your trauma or other stressful life experiences. The path to healing feels daunting, but the good news is you don’t have to go it alone.
(708) 675-2538 View (708) 675-2538
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Lauren Yuccas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
Becoming a counselor is one of the greatest joys of my life. It is an incredible honor to walk alongside each and every one of my clients as they let me into their stories. I believe our stories are powerful and shape the way we see ourselves and the world around us. It can take courage to walk into the counseling room and talk about your pain, struggles, and hurt. It is my hope you leave our space feeling known, empowered, and like you are working toward holistic healing and growth. It has been my joy to work with both individuals and couples, equipping them with tools and being an ally with them on their journeys.
Becoming a counselor is one of the greatest joys of my life. It is an incredible honor to walk alongside each and every one of my clients as they let me into their stories. I believe our stories are powerful and shape the way we see ourselves and the world around us. It can take courage to walk into the counseling room and talk about your pain, struggles, and hurt. It is my hope you leave our space feeling known, empowered, and like you are working toward holistic healing and growth. It has been my joy to work with both individuals and couples, equipping them with tools and being an ally with them on their journeys.
(630) 333-1897 View (630) 333-1897
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Madeline Dunn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60604
I know that therapy can be a daunting experience, but through personal therapy and my work as a therapist, I have seen the power and change it can bring. Knowing this, my role as a therapist is my greatest passion and highest honor. I am committed to every session being one that is supportive and safe to explore new, uncomfortable, or scary things, and bring about a change you can feel. I show up with enthusiasm and authenticity, ready to start this journey with you.
I know that therapy can be a daunting experience, but through personal therapy and my work as a therapist, I have seen the power and change it can bring. Knowing this, my role as a therapist is my greatest passion and highest honor. I am committed to every session being one that is supportive and safe to explore new, uncomfortable, or scary things, and bring about a change you can feel. I show up with enthusiasm and authenticity, ready to start this journey with you.
(708) 773-4342 View (708) 773-4342
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Ashton Crain
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
I want you to have a safe, nonjudgmental, and collaborative space for connecting you with the best version of you. I work with adults who have experienced trauma and who may be dealing with PTSD. I also work with those dealing with the difficulties of eating disorders, anxiety, depression and life transitions. My primary goal is help you feel better quickly, therefore I spend time getting to know you so we can set goals and work on reaching them.
I want you to have a safe, nonjudgmental, and collaborative space for connecting you with the best version of you. I work with adults who have experienced trauma and who may be dealing with PTSD. I also work with those dealing with the difficulties of eating disorders, anxiety, depression and life transitions. My primary goal is help you feel better quickly, therefore I spend time getting to know you so we can set goals and work on reaching them.
(630) 332-3218 View (630) 332-3218
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Jenae D. Thompson
Counselor, PhD, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604  (Online Only)
Hello! I may be the therapist for you if you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, family changes and are looking for someone experienced in traditional and alternative approaches of support. I provide talk therapy based in Relational Cultural Theory and Intersectionality Theory. I also provide Reiki upon request. In addition to Reiki, I provide other, similar alternative supportive services outside of traditional therapy, upon request. I specialize in supporting those who are minoritized because of their race, gender, sexuality, age, and disability. I look forward to helping you on your journey!
Hello! I may be the therapist for you if you are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, family changes and are looking for someone experienced in traditional and alternative approaches of support. I provide talk therapy based in Relational Cultural Theory and Intersectionality Theory. I also provide Reiki upon request. In addition to Reiki, I provide other, similar alternative supportive services outside of traditional therapy, upon request. I specialize in supporting those who are minoritized because of their race, gender, sexuality, age, and disability. I look forward to helping you on your journey!
(312) 374-6299 View (312) 374-6299
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Shiri Gross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60604
Finding a therapist is a challenging, yet courageous step. Maybe it is hard to find the words to express what is wrong. Or, you have the words but no one to share them with. It can be difficult to trust that someone will understand you. I welcome you to reach out. I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, grief, complex trauma, low self-esteem, shame, and struggling with emerging adulthood and identity. I understand the pervasive impact of childhood trauma and complex family dynamics. It is painful to long for connection and to feel unsafe or uneasy in the presence of others.
Finding a therapist is a challenging, yet courageous step. Maybe it is hard to find the words to express what is wrong. Or, you have the words but no one to share them with. It can be difficult to trust that someone will understand you. I welcome you to reach out. I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, grief, complex trauma, low self-esteem, shame, and struggling with emerging adulthood and identity. I understand the pervasive impact of childhood trauma and complex family dynamics. It is painful to long for connection and to feel unsafe or uneasy in the presence of others.
(630) 216-7534 View (630) 216-7534

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 60604

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60604 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
75% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills
61% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Aetna
55% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 60604 see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60604?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.