Photo of Stephanie Clayton, MEd, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Stephanie Clayton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Book with me now by clicking on my website. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years experience, I specialize in helping others overcome challenges as they embrace their purpose and individuality. My approach is warm, compassionate, empathetic, and you will always be met with a smile and sense of humor. I specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and adjustment disorders. My areas of clinical expertise include CBT, DBT, Trauma Focused CBT, and Solution Focused Therapy. I would love the opportunity to support you as your therapist.
Book with me now by clicking on my website. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with 10 years experience, I specialize in helping others overcome challenges as they embrace their purpose and individuality. My approach is warm, compassionate, empathetic, and you will always be met with a smile and sense of humor. I specialize in anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and adjustment disorders. My areas of clinical expertise include CBT, DBT, Trauma Focused CBT, and Solution Focused Therapy. I would love the opportunity to support you as your therapist.
(469) 654-7934 View (469) 654-7934
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Life Tree Counseling Center, Inc
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CEAP, CIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
We look at the whole person, not just symptoms. The possibility exists that you do not have a mental illness. Instead, it may be more of a mind-body-spirit incongruence. This can be generated by having a disconnected set of both thoughts and feelings, medication conflicts, deteriorating/ depletion body healing properties, sleep patterns, resulting in an inadequate relief from your life events. It can also be directly related to malnutrition, dehydration issues, and a lack of having a strong spiritual principles in your life. Other factors may be injection injuries, residual trauma, unresolved grief issues, just to name a few.
We look at the whole person, not just symptoms. The possibility exists that you do not have a mental illness. Instead, it may be more of a mind-body-spirit incongruence. This can be generated by having a disconnected set of both thoughts and feelings, medication conflicts, deteriorating/ depletion body healing properties, sleep patterns, resulting in an inadequate relief from your life events. It can also be directly related to malnutrition, dehydration issues, and a lack of having a strong spiritual principles in your life. Other factors may be injection injuries, residual trauma, unresolved grief issues, just to name a few.
(972) 234-6634 x2 View (972) 234-6634 x2
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Planting Seeds Counseling & Coaching, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Planting Seeds is a group practice with locations in Frisco and Prosper. We have a staff that offers a variety of techniques and approaches for clients ranging in age from 4 years old through adulthood. We offer individual, couples, family and group therapy. We believe in a holistic approach to self-care and wellness. Life can be difficult and full of unexpected surprises that often knock us off of our feet. If you are searching for a clinician to partner with you as you journey towards health, please call us today.
Planting Seeds is a group practice with locations in Frisco and Prosper. We have a staff that offers a variety of techniques and approaches for clients ranging in age from 4 years old through adulthood. We offer individual, couples, family and group therapy. We believe in a holistic approach to self-care and wellness. Life can be difficult and full of unexpected surprises that often knock us off of our feet. If you are searching for a clinician to partner with you as you journey towards health, please call us today.
(214) 974-3323 View (214) 974-3323
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Michelle Myers Pagoria
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in adult neuropsychological assessment. I completed my Pre Doctoral Internship at the Indiana Neuroscience Institute and Post Doctoral Fellowship with Neuropsychological Services, P.C., working closely with the Brain Injury Waiver Program through the Department of Human Services' Office of Rehabilitation Services. Post Doctoral work also included inpatient and outpatient evaluation and differential diagnosis of various psychiatric, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. I served as Director of Neuropsychology for Benchmark Psychiatric Services, LTD, prior to founding The Neurobehavioral Group, PC. in 2012.
I am a clinical psychologist specializing in adult neuropsychological assessment. I completed my Pre Doctoral Internship at the Indiana Neuroscience Institute and Post Doctoral Fellowship with Neuropsychological Services, P.C., working closely with the Brain Injury Waiver Program through the Department of Human Services' Office of Rehabilitation Services. Post Doctoral work also included inpatient and outpatient evaluation and differential diagnosis of various psychiatric, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. I served as Director of Neuropsychology for Benchmark Psychiatric Services, LTD, prior to founding The Neurobehavioral Group, PC. in 2012.
(469) 382-3766 View (469) 382-3766
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Angela Peña
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
I believe that counseling has the potential to help a person unlock his/her ultimate potential. I utilize a humanistic approach to therapy that seeks to help a person integrate mind and body, in an effort to achieve wholeness. I incorporate modalities such as play therapy expressive arts, and sand tray therapy. However, I believe the power of the therapeutic relationship is quintessential for success with clients. My priority is to help clients feel safe and open in order to explore past and/or current issues.
I believe that counseling has the potential to help a person unlock his/her ultimate potential. I utilize a humanistic approach to therapy that seeks to help a person integrate mind and body, in an effort to achieve wholeness. I incorporate modalities such as play therapy expressive arts, and sand tray therapy. However, I believe the power of the therapeutic relationship is quintessential for success with clients. My priority is to help clients feel safe and open in order to explore past and/or current issues.
(940) 257-2283 View (940) 257-2283
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Karen Chenier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Counseling can be a scary next step for anyone, and it is my goal to create a safe and warm environment for you to express what you need, and be yourself freely. Problems that surface in our lives are many times symptoms of the hurt that we have faced, and I would love to relieve the loneliness in that hurt by walking through this healing journey with you. I am currently seeing adults, and have worked with a range of issues. I would love to have the opportunity to meet you!
Counseling can be a scary next step for anyone, and it is my goal to create a safe and warm environment for you to express what you need, and be yourself freely. Problems that surface in our lives are many times symptoms of the hurt that we have faced, and I would love to relieve the loneliness in that hurt by walking through this healing journey with you. I am currently seeing adults, and have worked with a range of issues. I would love to have the opportunity to meet you!
(469) 405-4051 View (469) 405-4051
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Rhett Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSMFT, MDiv
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
I help people face their anxiety in order that they can have healthier relationships with themself, and with others.
I help people face their anxiety in order that they can have healthier relationships with themself, and with others.
(972) 347-0831 View (972) 347-0831
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Tiffany L. Owen
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Tiffany L. Owen is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2021. Tiffany offers a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere. She listens and guides her clients to help them come to healthy, positive conclusions to the issues that are negatively impacting their lives. Tiffany guides by teaching behavior techniques and coping skills to her clients so that they are more apt to manage the negative issues in their lives. Tiffany is an active, avid listener and gives a lot of feedback. Outside of work, Tiffany is an avid movie and TV watcher and quotes many lines from movies and shows.
Tiffany L. Owen is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2021. Tiffany offers a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere. She listens and guides her clients to help them come to healthy, positive conclusions to the issues that are negatively impacting their lives. Tiffany guides by teaching behavior techniques and coping skills to her clients so that they are more apt to manage the negative issues in their lives. Tiffany is an active, avid listener and gives a lot of feedback. Outside of work, Tiffany is an avid movie and TV watcher and quotes many lines from movies and shows.
(469) 202-9016 View (469) 202-9016
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Sandra Farahani
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
Whether you are working through past trauma, recent trauma, getting through rough patches, seeking greater self-satisfaction, or looking for encouragement on a spiritual awakening, I can provide support. Exploring these life issues begins with a relationship built on trust, respect, warmth, and humor. Therapy, at its core, is an exchange of energy between therapist and client, an energetic reciprocation to begin the healing process, which is paramount to guiding a client to embrace their authentic self. This is my approach to assisting others to move through and into a better version of themselves.
Whether you are working through past trauma, recent trauma, getting through rough patches, seeking greater self-satisfaction, or looking for encouragement on a spiritual awakening, I can provide support. Exploring these life issues begins with a relationship built on trust, respect, warmth, and humor. Therapy, at its core, is an exchange of energy between therapist and client, an energetic reciprocation to begin the healing process, which is paramount to guiding a client to embrace their authentic self. This is my approach to assisting others to move through and into a better version of themselves.
(972) 734-3912 View (972) 734-3912
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Kathleen D Bedard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
In the transitions of life we often find ourselves needing a little extra help. I work with teens and adults; coming as individuals, families or couples, from 8 years old to 88 years old. Together we develop tools to help each client navigate life's challenges in the ares of loss, change, anxiety, depression and relationship boundary issues. I draw from research based solutions found through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and current work in neuroception.
In the transitions of life we often find ourselves needing a little extra help. I work with teens and adults; coming as individuals, families or couples, from 8 years old to 88 years old. Together we develop tools to help each client navigate life's challenges in the ares of loss, change, anxiety, depression and relationship boundary issues. I draw from research based solutions found through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and current work in neuroception.
(214) 382-0420 x102 View (214) 382-0420 x102
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Lindy's Legacy, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
Life challenges can be complex, oppressive and limiting. Circumstances can stack and compound to birth seemingly insurmountable difficulties. No matter your experience, it's never too late or beyond hope. Upon entering therapy, you will be assured of a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate, genuine and realistic environment. We will ease your distress through use of effective research-supported interventions, addressing perplexities and hardships impacting your mind, body and spirit. Targeting past, present and future adversities, we will work to actualize healthy self-esteem and life wholeness, hope, meaning, purpose and freedom.
Life challenges can be complex, oppressive and limiting. Circumstances can stack and compound to birth seemingly insurmountable difficulties. No matter your experience, it's never too late or beyond hope. Upon entering therapy, you will be assured of a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate, genuine and realistic environment. We will ease your distress through use of effective research-supported interventions, addressing perplexities and hardships impacting your mind, body and spirit. Targeting past, present and future adversities, we will work to actualize healthy self-esteem and life wholeness, hope, meaning, purpose and freedom.
(940) 251-0310 View (940) 251-0310
Photo of Morgan Rhine, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Morgan Rhine
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Morgan has worked as a mental health professional in settings including Child Advocacy Centers, foster care system, and private practice. Amongst Morgan’s areas of expertise are the treatment of Complex Trauma, PTSD, Attachment Disorders, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Adoption related issues, Foster Care Transitions, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, LGBTQ+ Issues, Mood Disorders, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation, Adjustment Disorders, Coping Skills, Family Conflict, Grief, and more. Morgan enjoys working with children (8 and up), teenagers, adults, families and couples.
Morgan has worked as a mental health professional in settings including Child Advocacy Centers, foster care system, and private practice. Amongst Morgan’s areas of expertise are the treatment of Complex Trauma, PTSD, Attachment Disorders, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Adoption related issues, Foster Care Transitions, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, LGBTQ+ Issues, Mood Disorders, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation, Adjustment Disorders, Coping Skills, Family Conflict, Grief, and more. Morgan enjoys working with children (8 and up), teenagers, adults, families and couples.
(469) 224-1495 View (469) 224-1495
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Lauren Novak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I’ve been there. I have been in that moment when things have become so unmanageable, frightening, and painful that I sought help from a complete stranger. Like you, I found the courage to find this page. I have been through my own process of healing and continue to journey towards positive, healthy change. I am a licensed professional trained to guide others through their own unique process of healing.
I’ve been there. I have been in that moment when things have become so unmanageable, frightening, and painful that I sought help from a complete stranger. Like you, I found the courage to find this page. I have been through my own process of healing and continue to journey towards positive, healthy change. I am a licensed professional trained to guide others through their own unique process of healing.
(214) 416-9915 View (214) 416-9915
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Cindy J Payne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
Do you feel stuck in your story of self-doubt, fear, or a lingering sadness? Our personal narrative is how we make sense of the world. It can also determine if we are living a productive and healthy life or not. Issues such as anxiety, depression, conflict, stress management, and life transitions can become roadblocks in life.
Do you feel stuck in your story of self-doubt, fear, or a lingering sadness? Our personal narrative is how we make sense of the world. It can also determine if we are living a productive and healthy life or not. Issues such as anxiety, depression, conflict, stress management, and life transitions can become roadblocks in life.
(214) 206-4180 View (214) 206-4180
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Christy Findlay
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a National Certified Counselor. I am here to help you experience healthy change in your life through talk therapy. I can help you learn how to have a more positive outlook, develop healthy coping skills, deal with stress management, and cope with anxiety, depression and addiction.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a National Certified Counselor. I am here to help you experience healthy change in your life through talk therapy. I can help you learn how to have a more positive outlook, develop healthy coping skills, deal with stress management, and cope with anxiety, depression and addiction.
(972) 954-2482 View (972) 954-2482
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Adrienne Fields
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
I work with adults (who live in Texas or Tennessee) who are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, and grief. Oftentimes, we think, “I’m the only one” or “No one else feels this way.” I promise…you are not alone. I will assist you in your counseling journey by providing a judgment-free, compassionate, safe, and comfortable environment in which you can address challenges and begin working on healing and solutions.
I work with adults (who live in Texas or Tennessee) who are struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, and grief. Oftentimes, we think, “I’m the only one” or “No one else feels this way.” I promise…you are not alone. I will assist you in your counseling journey by providing a judgment-free, compassionate, safe, and comfortable environment in which you can address challenges and begin working on healing and solutions.
(972) 665-6237 View (972) 665-6237
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Donielle Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
Video Teletherapy + In Person and Weekend Appointments available to meet your needs! There are times in our lives when it's helpful to speak with someone objective and who will listen with an empathetic ear. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with eighteen years of diverse clinical experience. My practice is in Frisco and consists of individual, teens, adults, and couples therapy. I provide a safe and confidential place to explore my clients strengths and support them in gaining a more positive life experience. Life changes can be stressful for all of us, however you don't have to move through it alone. Let me walk with you
Video Teletherapy + In Person and Weekend Appointments available to meet your needs! There are times in our lives when it's helpful to speak with someone objective and who will listen with an empathetic ear. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with eighteen years of diverse clinical experience. My practice is in Frisco and consists of individual, teens, adults, and couples therapy. I provide a safe and confidential place to explore my clients strengths and support them in gaining a more positive life experience. Life changes can be stressful for all of us, however you don't have to move through it alone. Let me walk with you
(214) 444-6083 View (214) 444-6083
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Karla J Beaman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Karla , Beaman, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frisco, TX 75034
I work with clients who feel trapped, stagnant, frustrated, and fearful in their current circumstances. If you are looking for relief from a painful and frustrating relationship or situation, I can help you identify barriers keeping you from transitioning into your best possible life.
I work with clients who feel trapped, stagnant, frustrated, and fearful in their current circumstances. If you are looking for relief from a painful and frustrating relationship or situation, I can help you identify barriers keeping you from transitioning into your best possible life.
(469) 202-9974 View (469) 202-9974
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Christina Renee Spinler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, NBC-HWC, RYT
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you're seeking a deeper understanding and improvement in your relationship with yourself and others, my practice offers a supportive setting for personal growth and exploration. We can tackle a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics, & trauma, employing the Internal Family Systems model alongside mind-body techniques. These approaches allow us to delve into your emotional world, aiming for a greater understanding of the different aspects of yourself. This process is about transforming the way you relate to yourself and others, emphasizing the critical importance of your relationship with yourself.
If you're seeking a deeper understanding and improvement in your relationship with yourself and others, my practice offers a supportive setting for personal growth and exploration. We can tackle a variety of issues, such as anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics, & trauma, employing the Internal Family Systems model alongside mind-body techniques. These approaches allow us to delve into your emotional world, aiming for a greater understanding of the different aspects of yourself. This process is about transforming the way you relate to yourself and others, emphasizing the critical importance of your relationship with yourself.
(469) 552-7503 View (469) 552-7503
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Jenee Shannon Dusza
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Frisco, TX 75034
I had the privilege of working in several settings that provided a wealth of knowledge and experience (i.e, rape crisis center, intensive outpatient clinic, behavioral health insurance). I enjoy helping others face their hardships and relationships to find joy on the other side of their dark moments. My ideal client is anyone above the age of 12 years old (individuals, couples and families) that is ready to work through their current struggle to find their sense of fulfillment and happiness.
I had the privilege of working in several settings that provided a wealth of knowledge and experience (i.e, rape crisis center, intensive outpatient clinic, behavioral health insurance). I enjoy helping others face their hardships and relationships to find joy on the other side of their dark moments. My ideal client is anyone above the age of 12 years old (individuals, couples and families) that is ready to work through their current struggle to find their sense of fulfillment and happiness.
(214) 935-2141 View (214) 935-2141
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 75034

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 75034 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
65% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 75034 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 75034?

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.