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Meagan Marsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
My approach is compassionate, collaborative and direct. I believe developing an honest, authentic therapeutic relationship is key to making changes, so providing a non-judgmental, trauma informed space is my priority. We’ll laugh in sessions (yes, therapy can be fun!) and work together to identify your goals, highlight and build upon your strengths and insights, and explore concepts like vulnerability, intimacy, and self-compassion.
My approach is compassionate, collaborative and direct. I believe developing an honest, authentic therapeutic relationship is key to making changes, so providing a non-judgmental, trauma informed space is my priority. We’ll laugh in sessions (yes, therapy can be fun!) and work together to identify your goals, highlight and build upon your strengths and insights, and explore concepts like vulnerability, intimacy, and self-compassion.
(708) 809-3188 View (708) 809-3188
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Rakema Booker-Ward
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I’m excited that you are here! That means you have chosen to put yourself first! Negative thoughts and emotions can often have you feeling unwanted and unloved. As a result, you may find your relationship with yourself or others suffering. To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
I’m excited that you are here! That means you have chosen to put yourself first! Negative thoughts and emotions can often have you feeling unwanted and unloved. As a result, you may find your relationship with yourself or others suffering. To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
(708) 578-7539 View (708) 578-7539
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Crystal Winfield-Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , MSW, MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Hi Friend, My name is Crystal Winfield-Edwards,. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois & Indiana, (Texas-Pending) with over 25 years of experience working with Children and Families. I've been providing individual and group therapy services since 2009. I worked with children and adolescence from ages 3-19, young & mature adults who have experienced life challenges that throw us off track. I believe that it is critically important for you to find a therapist that is a good fit for you. You should choose a therapist that will allow you the space to express yourself without fear of judgment. I will meet you where your are.
Hi Friend, My name is Crystal Winfield-Edwards,. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois & Indiana, (Texas-Pending) with over 25 years of experience working with Children and Families. I've been providing individual and group therapy services since 2009. I worked with children and adolescence from ages 3-19, young & mature adults who have experienced life challenges that throw us off track. I believe that it is critically important for you to find a therapist that is a good fit for you. You should choose a therapist that will allow you the space to express yourself without fear of judgment. I will meet you where your are.
(773) 900-4556 View (773) 900-4556
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South Loop Counseling Services
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
For over the past 20 years, I have enjoyed assisting in putting together the pieces of my client's puzzles. I strive in putting the needs of my clients 1st! Focusing on evidenced based treatments; my advanced trainings have equipped me to use therapeutic interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused therapy, child-parent psychotherapy and many more. I have an extensive background in treating mood disorders, behavioral modifications, emotional dysregulation,PTSD and other disturbances. I tailor my practice to uphold the confidentiality of my clients and I strive to give my clients the best service possible!!!!
For over the past 20 years, I have enjoyed assisting in putting together the pieces of my client's puzzles. I strive in putting the needs of my clients 1st! Focusing on evidenced based treatments; my advanced trainings have equipped me to use therapeutic interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused therapy, child-parent psychotherapy and many more. I have an extensive background in treating mood disorders, behavioral modifications, emotional dysregulation,PTSD and other disturbances. I tailor my practice to uphold the confidentiality of my clients and I strive to give my clients the best service possible!!!!
(773) 657-6052 View (773) 657-6052
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Danielle Simmons
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Hello. Are you an adult, 18 years or older, seeking a safe, judgment-free space to talk out your concerns? With 10 years experience as a therapist, I've devoted my life to understanding and supporting wellness. We all know life can be isolating and unpredictable at times. Are you experiencing *Adjustments to Significant Life Transitions *Feelings of Stuckness or Despair *Identity Related Concerns *LGBTQIQA Concerns *Management of Racial & Cultural Tensions * Challenges with Boundary Setting *Anger Management *Conflict Resolution *Grief/ Loss *Career Related Concerns *Managing Family Related Responsibilities *Mindful Living *Issues with Anxiety or Stress Management?
Hello. Are you an adult, 18 years or older, seeking a safe, judgment-free space to talk out your concerns? With 10 years experience as a therapist, I've devoted my life to understanding and supporting wellness. We all know life can be isolating and unpredictable at times. Are you experiencing *Adjustments to Significant Life Transitions *Feelings of Stuckness or Despair *Identity Related Concerns *LGBTQIQA Concerns *Management of Racial & Cultural Tensions * Challenges with Boundary Setting *Anger Management *Conflict Resolution *Grief/ Loss *Career Related Concerns *Managing Family Related Responsibilities *Mindful Living *Issues with Anxiety or Stress Management?
(872) 216-3241 View (872) 216-3241
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Megan Escutia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCPC, RYT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with women experiencing stress, anxiety, body image issues, low self-esteem, issues with boundaries, relationship issues, and symptoms of depression. I acknowledge these moments are mind consuming and call for verbal processing and skill building. I meet each client where they are in their process and support them as they connect with their most authentic self.
I work with women experiencing stress, anxiety, body image issues, low self-esteem, issues with boundaries, relationship issues, and symptoms of depression. I acknowledge these moments are mind consuming and call for verbal processing and skill building. I meet each client where they are in their process and support them as they connect with their most authentic self.
(312) 516-2325 View (312) 516-2325
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Becky Beaulieu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Becky. I'm a clinical social worker and I treat eating disorders, OCD, perfectionism, anxiety, and body image concerns. My focus in all the work I do with my clients is to provide a supportive space where you can develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences. I believe we all have natural strengths and my goal is to help you recognize new ways to use your own strengths to overcome the current challenges you are facing.
Hi there! I'm Becky. I'm a clinical social worker and I treat eating disorders, OCD, perfectionism, anxiety, and body image concerns. My focus in all the work I do with my clients is to provide a supportive space where you can develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your experiences. I believe we all have natural strengths and my goal is to help you recognize new ways to use your own strengths to overcome the current challenges you are facing.
(312) 940-2984 View (312) 940-2984
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Dr. Nikki Falk
Psychologist
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It is my honor to join clients on their journey toward healing, and I celebrate their courage to do so. I view the therapeutic relationship as the key ingredient in healing. We will process painful or disowned emotions, which can provide you with new understandings and shift how you relate to yourself and to others. My style is active and warm, and I provide space for validation, direct feedback, reflection, and humor. My focus areas include anxiety/depression, work/life balance, maternal mental health, relationship issues, family of origin concerns, grief/loss, and trauma.
It is my honor to join clients on their journey toward healing, and I celebrate their courage to do so. I view the therapeutic relationship as the key ingredient in healing. We will process painful or disowned emotions, which can provide you with new understandings and shift how you relate to yourself and to others. My style is active and warm, and I provide space for validation, direct feedback, reflection, and humor. My focus areas include anxiety/depression, work/life balance, maternal mental health, relationship issues, family of origin concerns, grief/loss, and trauma.
(312) 313-3181 View (312) 313-3181
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Shaheen Bronkowski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
One of the beautiful things I have the privilege of witnessing as a therapist is the ever-evolving changes and awareness clients develop throughout their healing and growth process. I fully believe that each and every one of us is worth investing the work within ourselves when we develop the courage to seek help. I consider the therapeutic relationship with clients to be a team effort towards reaching the client’s desired goals and outcomes in a safe, non-judgmental space.
One of the beautiful things I have the privilege of witnessing as a therapist is the ever-evolving changes and awareness clients develop throughout their healing and growth process. I fully believe that each and every one of us is worth investing the work within ourselves when we develop the courage to seek help. I consider the therapeutic relationship with clients to be a team effort towards reaching the client’s desired goals and outcomes in a safe, non-judgmental space.
(312) 477-2416 View (312) 477-2416
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Kevin P. McDunn
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
Therapy is a pathway to peace of mind and personal growth. I foster a supportive, nonjudgmental, warm, and empathic therapeutic environment conducive to openly discussing and navigating issues standing in the way of desired change. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in the treatment of mood-related struggles, anxiety, relationship concerns, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, and difficulty adjusting to life transitions. My approach is grounded in evidence-based practices that develop existing strengths and coping skills, promote healthier relationships, and empower people to achieve meaningful growth in their lives.
Therapy is a pathway to peace of mind and personal growth. I foster a supportive, nonjudgmental, warm, and empathic therapeutic environment conducive to openly discussing and navigating issues standing in the way of desired change. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in the treatment of mood-related struggles, anxiety, relationship concerns, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, and difficulty adjusting to life transitions. My approach is grounded in evidence-based practices that develop existing strengths and coping skills, promote healthier relationships, and empower people to achieve meaningful growth in their lives.
(947) 208-6344 View (947) 208-6344
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Anne Hoerer - NOCD
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
My own experiences, and those of loved ones, inspired my career in therapy. Witnessing the impact of OCD firsthand, I understand how it can limit one's life. I am passionate about supporting people as they strive for freedom from what holds them back. If it's hard to express your thoughts verbally, feel free to write me a letter or draw a picture. I'm proud of you for seeking help; it takes immense strength. Remember, you're not alone! At NOCD, my team and I specialize in evidence-based treatment for OCD, drawing on our deep understanding of its nuances.
My own experiences, and those of loved ones, inspired my career in therapy. Witnessing the impact of OCD firsthand, I understand how it can limit one's life. I am passionate about supporting people as they strive for freedom from what holds them back. If it's hard to express your thoughts verbally, feel free to write me a letter or draw a picture. I'm proud of you for seeking help; it takes immense strength. Remember, you're not alone! At NOCD, my team and I specialize in evidence-based treatment for OCD, drawing on our deep understanding of its nuances.
(312) 376-8379 View (312) 376-8379
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Latoya D. Dameron
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, QMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Our inner thoughts, beliefs, and mindsets shape our actions and behaviors and often create patterns that are challenging to break out of.
Our inner thoughts, beliefs, and mindsets shape our actions and behaviors and often create patterns that are challenging to break out of.
(312) 584-5199 View (312) 584-5199
Photo of Jendaya Clark - Jendaya Clark - NOCD, LCPC
Jendaya Clark - NOCD
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I became a therapist to help people and challenge them to become better versions of themselves. My goal is not to terrify you with change but to help you acknowledge and embrace discomfort, pursuing your best self. I developed an interest in OCD after working with individuals in private practice and community mental health who managed their OCD through previous treatments. Realizing there were other concerns in their lifelong pursuit of managing OCD drew me to NOCD. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for OCD. Our deep understanding of its nuances allows us to properly diagnose and treat it.
I became a therapist to help people and challenge them to become better versions of themselves. My goal is not to terrify you with change but to help you acknowledge and embrace discomfort, pursuing your best self. I developed an interest in OCD after working with individuals in private practice and community mental health who managed their OCD through previous treatments. Realizing there were other concerns in their lifelong pursuit of managing OCD drew me to NOCD. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for OCD. Our deep understanding of its nuances allows us to properly diagnose and treat it.
(708) 847-5184 View (708) 847-5184
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The Urban Counselor
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Hi! Welcome to The Urban Counselor LLC! This practice was birthed during the Pandemic with the intentions of supporting individuals through a globally traumatic time, and I have since expanded my trauma skill set and knowledge to support environmental and complex trauma. I identify as a Heterosexual, Cisgender, African-American female. I have a fondness for culture, and I've expanded my team with a bilingual, Spanish speaking therapist Felipa Roman. We will specialize in cultural trauma for marginalized communities, and the mental health challenges therein.
Hi! Welcome to The Urban Counselor LLC! This practice was birthed during the Pandemic with the intentions of supporting individuals through a globally traumatic time, and I have since expanded my trauma skill set and knowledge to support environmental and complex trauma. I identify as a Heterosexual, Cisgender, African-American female. I have a fondness for culture, and I've expanded my team with a bilingual, Spanish speaking therapist Felipa Roman. We will specialize in cultural trauma for marginalized communities, and the mental health challenges therein.
(773) 694-8088 View (773) 694-8088
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Farah Ali
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
Life stressors can undermine an individual's functioning and ability to engage in day-to-day life, and I like to work collaboratively with clients to introduce healthier and more adaptive ways to view themselves and their world. I primarily work with adults that are experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment to life changes, and those seeking to explore and change unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors.
Life stressors can undermine an individual's functioning and ability to engage in day-to-day life, and I like to work collaboratively with clients to introduce healthier and more adaptive ways to view themselves and their world. I primarily work with adults that are experiencing anxiety, depression, adjustment to life changes, and those seeking to explore and change unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors.
(312) 675-4837 View (312) 675-4837
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Madhu Khare
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
My journey into psychology was inspired by my own growth and pursuit of self actualization. Through the exploration of my own background as an Indian immigrant and the process of transitioning to life in America, I have to appreciate the unique perspective of integrative culture. My work has helped me understand culture as a rich tapestry that is unique for each individual and their story. I strive to help(give) clients a sense of empowerment to take charge of their narrative and journey. My goal is to understand and work with individuals based on their current state in life, with the intention of helping them at their own pace.
My journey into psychology was inspired by my own growth and pursuit of self actualization. Through the exploration of my own background as an Indian immigrant and the process of transitioning to life in America, I have to appreciate the unique perspective of integrative culture. My work has helped me understand culture as a rich tapestry that is unique for each individual and their story. I strive to help(give) clients a sense of empowerment to take charge of their narrative and journey. My goal is to understand and work with individuals based on their current state in life, with the intention of helping them at their own pace.
(312) 313-5809 View (312) 313-5809
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Demetria Agharese - NOCD
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
I became a therapist because I have a passion for serving people who are experiencing challenges in their lives. I believe it's my calling. People often tell me they find it easy to talk to me and can share things they don't feel comfortable telling others. I've always been passionate about helping people overcome challenges and have witnessed the resilience of those struggling with OCD. I want to support them in reclaiming control of their lives. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of the nuances of OCD enables us to properly diagnose and treat it.
I became a therapist because I have a passion for serving people who are experiencing challenges in their lives. I believe it's my calling. People often tell me they find it easy to talk to me and can share things they don't feel comfortable telling others. I've always been passionate about helping people overcome challenges and have witnessed the resilience of those struggling with OCD. I want to support them in reclaiming control of their lives. At NOCD, my team and I specialize in providing evidence-based treatment for people with OCD. Our deep understanding of the nuances of OCD enables us to properly diagnose and treat it.
(708) 729-6217 View (708) 729-6217
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Aaron Graham
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607
Everyone has a story to tell. But how we choose to tell it is up to us. Through the act of retelling, confronting, and finding strength within, it empowers us when writing our next chapter. I am dedicated to helping my clients explore what their next chapter could look like.
Everyone has a story to tell. But how we choose to tell it is up to us. Through the act of retelling, confronting, and finding strength within, it empowers us when writing our next chapter. I am dedicated to helping my clients explore what their next chapter could look like.
(312) 376-3472 View (312) 376-3472
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Maureen D. Zigulich
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60607
Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to knowing yourself. Seeking therapy is a brave and honorable act. Healing and growth come from inviting ourselves to listen to our mind and body so we are able to approach life with self awareness and acceptance. By creating a safe space where one can feel heard, understood and accepted, I use humor and warmth to help clients gain insight, self awareness and finding resiliency in life's challenges.
Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to knowing yourself. Seeking therapy is a brave and honorable act. Healing and growth come from inviting ourselves to listen to our mind and body so we are able to approach life with self awareness and acceptance. By creating a safe space where one can feel heard, understood and accepted, I use humor and warmth to help clients gain insight, self awareness and finding resiliency in life's challenges.
(312) 626-8232 View (312) 626-8232
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Sarah Rachel Donohue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
Whether you are continuing your therapeutic journey or just starting, going to therapy is a courageous step towards growth, self-discovery, and healing. Whatever your reason is, we will explore it together. You are the expert in your life, my role is to provide a safe, empathetic, and nonjudgemental space for us to freely explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My area of specialty and training include Anxiety, Depression, and Attachment Trauma. I take a psychodynamic, relational approach in my work. I believe that all of the healing and progress happens in the process of our therapeutic relationship.
Whether you are continuing your therapeutic journey or just starting, going to therapy is a courageous step towards growth, self-discovery, and healing. Whatever your reason is, we will explore it together. You are the expert in your life, my role is to provide a safe, empathetic, and nonjudgemental space for us to freely explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My area of specialty and training include Anxiety, Depression, and Attachment Trauma. I take a psychodynamic, relational approach in my work. I believe that all of the healing and progress happens in the process of our therapeutic relationship.
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Number of Therapists in 60607

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 60607 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Aetna
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 60607 see their clients

50% Online Only
50% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 60607?

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.