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Adcox Behavioral Health PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, CCHT
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Courtney Adcox and as a mental health therapist and clinical hypnotherapist, people seek out to work with me for a variety of reasons. I am trained in treating common mental health symptoms such as anxiety, stress, depression, and mood disorders. In addition, I specialize in hypnotherapy to focus on trauma, smoking cessation, sleep disorders, weight loss, and phobias. I can help you by bringing a surplus of experience and a non-judgmental attitude with the upmost positive regard for your situation. Contact me so you can start living the life of your dreams on your terms!
Welcome! My name is Courtney Adcox and as a mental health therapist and clinical hypnotherapist, people seek out to work with me for a variety of reasons. I am trained in treating common mental health symptoms such as anxiety, stress, depression, and mood disorders. In addition, I specialize in hypnotherapy to focus on trauma, smoking cessation, sleep disorders, weight loss, and phobias. I can help you by bringing a surplus of experience and a non-judgmental attitude with the upmost positive regard for your situation. Contact me so you can start living the life of your dreams on your terms!
(915) 666-3664 View (915) 666-3664
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Trisha J. Thornton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, LCPAA, LCDCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79938  (Online Only)
Congratulations! If you are reading this, that means that you have taken the first step. The first step is always the hardest. The good news is you do not have to do it alone...I can help! I utilize a variety of therapeutic treatment approaches to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. Whether you are in a period of adjustment or have been struggling for years; I have the experience and passion to help you. Experienced in PTSD, ADHD, BPD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use / Addictions.
Congratulations! If you are reading this, that means that you have taken the first step. The first step is always the hardest. The good news is you do not have to do it alone...I can help! I utilize a variety of therapeutic treatment approaches to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. Whether you are in a period of adjustment or have been struggling for years; I have the experience and passion to help you. Experienced in PTSD, ADHD, BPD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use / Addictions.
(915) 995-2451 View (915) 995-2451
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Terri A Brabo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LCCA
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938  (Online Only)
Hello there! If you are reading this, I can imagine that you are maybe feeling like you are at a crossroads in your life and are not feeling 100% confident about what to do next. Do you perhaps feel like you are great at taking care of others, but not so much yourself? Are you feeling lost, overwhelmed, or generally filled with dread when you think of your potential future? Are there things in your past that you feel like you haven't been able to move forward from? Maybe, there are things going on in your present, and you just feel stuck. If any of this resonates with you, I am glad that you are here!
Hello there! If you are reading this, I can imagine that you are maybe feeling like you are at a crossroads in your life and are not feeling 100% confident about what to do next. Do you perhaps feel like you are great at taking care of others, but not so much yourself? Are you feeling lost, overwhelmed, or generally filled with dread when you think of your potential future? Are there things in your past that you feel like you haven't been able to move forward from? Maybe, there are things going on in your present, and you just feel stuck. If any of this resonates with you, I am glad that you are here!
(915) 900-4636 View (915) 900-4636
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Max Bellman-Seeskin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MT-BC
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938  (Online Only)
Hi. Are you having feelings of being overwhelmed, lost, or stuck when it comes to your gender identity, sexuality, or becoming your authentic self? You're here because life is a journey that isn't smooth and doesn't come with easy answers. I believe that counseling is a partnership and You are the expert on your life. I am here to support you as a facilitator and a helper, and we will work together to identify goals that will benefit you in personal growth & improving your quality of life. Clinical approaches will be tailored to your specific needs and goals.
Hi. Are you having feelings of being overwhelmed, lost, or stuck when it comes to your gender identity, sexuality, or becoming your authentic self? You're here because life is a journey that isn't smooth and doesn't come with easy answers. I believe that counseling is a partnership and You are the expert on your life. I am here to support you as a facilitator and a helper, and we will work together to identify goals that will benefit you in personal growth & improving your quality of life. Clinical approaches will be tailored to your specific needs and goals.
(915) 666-4608 View (915) 666-4608
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Jessica Acker LPC INC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79938
Our office is now open for in person visits and telehealth visits. Jessica is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Our office is now open for in person visits and telehealth visits. Jessica is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
(915) 465-9580 View (915) 465-9580
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Dr. Victor Carrasco
Psychologist
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938
Navigating the mental health system can be a difficult process. You may be struggling on how to identify the cause for your mental health concerns and where to start. I am here to help. The services I provide focus on addressing your specific mental health concerns using therapy that fits your needs and helps you make meaningful changes to your life. It's time to help you live the best version of yourself. Clients working with me are usually seeking a refuge or a space to discuss difficult topics and a therapy approach to fit their needs. Clients working with me are seeking to make behavioral change and gain new insight.
Navigating the mental health system can be a difficult process. You may be struggling on how to identify the cause for your mental health concerns and where to start. I am here to help. The services I provide focus on addressing your specific mental health concerns using therapy that fits your needs and helps you make meaningful changes to your life. It's time to help you live the best version of yourself. Clients working with me are usually seeking a refuge or a space to discuss difficult topics and a therapy approach to fit their needs. Clients working with me are seeking to make behavioral change and gain new insight.
(915) 265-6331 View (915) 265-6331
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Jackson & Laubach Therapy PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I provide individual, family, and couple's therapy. I earned my Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College and a Masters in Counseling from Webster University. I've worked in many different clinical settings to include outpatient counseling and inpatient treatment at a psychiatric hospital along with working as an outpatient assessment counselor for a nonprofit organization. I am a passionate and empathetic therapist with strong counseling abilities and an understanding of interpersonal familial relationships.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I provide individual, family, and couple's therapy. I earned my Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College and a Masters in Counseling from Webster University. I've worked in many different clinical settings to include outpatient counseling and inpatient treatment at a psychiatric hospital along with working as an outpatient assessment counselor for a nonprofit organization. I am a passionate and empathetic therapist with strong counseling abilities and an understanding of interpersonal familial relationships.
(915) 233-6768 View (915) 233-6768
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T Shavon Flores
LPC Intern, LPC-A
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938  (Online Only)
Sometimes in life, we encounter challenges and may need help getting back on track. Congratulations on taking the first step to a better you! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate supervised by Shaunnika Green, LPC-S. I am an 8-year Army Veteran and military spouse with a passion for connecting and helping others through tough situations. I have a background in education as a teacher and school counselor.
Sometimes in life, we encounter challenges and may need help getting back on track. Congratulations on taking the first step to a better you! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate supervised by Shaunnika Green, LPC-S. I am an 8-year Army Veteran and military spouse with a passion for connecting and helping others through tough situations. I have a background in education as a teacher and school counselor.
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Adriana Birdsong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S, LICSW, BC-TMH, CCM
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938  (Online Only)
We all go through difficult times in our lives. Being able to seek support during those challenging times is a strength. I am dedicated to partnering with individuals seeking support in overcoming obstacles. I believe that a strong collaboration is the cornerstone to an effective therapeutic relationship. I look forward to partnering with you in your current journey and support you in creating the next best chapter of your life. I partner with individuals from all walks of life and support them in improving their overall emotional & physical well-being through use of client-centered, solution-focused, and behavioral modalities.
We all go through difficult times in our lives. Being able to seek support during those challenging times is a strength. I am dedicated to partnering with individuals seeking support in overcoming obstacles. I believe that a strong collaboration is the cornerstone to an effective therapeutic relationship. I look forward to partnering with you in your current journey and support you in creating the next best chapter of your life. I partner with individuals from all walks of life and support them in improving their overall emotional & physical well-being through use of client-centered, solution-focused, and behavioral modalities.
(915) 265-0689 View (915) 265-0689
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Michael John Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79938  (Online Only)
I have a strong passion to help out anyone battling with the struggles of life. I am inclined to teaching my clients the techniques and skills to work through the difficult mental health and substance abuse issues.
I have a strong passion to help out anyone battling with the struggles of life. I am inclined to teaching my clients the techniques and skills to work through the difficult mental health and substance abuse issues.
(915) 666-9986 View (915) 666-9986
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Elizabeth Mariscal, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938
Telehealth or in-person sessions are available. Make the call if you need help, don't hesitate. Times are changing, and coping can be laborious. If you find yourself needing help, therapy may be the answer. I can assist you in dealing with these feelings that are so hard to talk about or process. So start by making that call. I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and person-centered Therapy to assist you in managing such feelings as anxiety or depressed moods. I am also certified in EMDR, which can be helpful with trauma or PTSD symptoms. Se Habla Espanol. Evenings appointments and sliding scale self-pay are available.
Telehealth or in-person sessions are available. Make the call if you need help, don't hesitate. Times are changing, and coping can be laborious. If you find yourself needing help, therapy may be the answer. I can assist you in dealing with these feelings that are so hard to talk about or process. So start by making that call. I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and person-centered Therapy to assist you in managing such feelings as anxiety or depressed moods. I am also certified in EMDR, which can be helpful with trauma or PTSD symptoms. Se Habla Espanol. Evenings appointments and sliding scale self-pay are available.
(915) 800-7661 View (915) 800-7661
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Maria Valencia
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938  (Online Only)
My clinical experience in working with Veterans, Active-Duty Military Service members and their families, and the general adult population has equipped me with the skills and knowledge to ensure that your treatment is tailored to your specific needs. I will work with you to develop goals and treat target areas to improve your quality of life. I will provide you with treatment that will enhance your ability to cope with life’s challenges and hardships. I work with couples presenting with problems in communication, infidelity, a lack of mutual understanding to include adjustment to deployments, transitions, grief, and trust issues.
My clinical experience in working with Veterans, Active-Duty Military Service members and their families, and the general adult population has equipped me with the skills and knowledge to ensure that your treatment is tailored to your specific needs. I will work with you to develop goals and treat target areas to improve your quality of life. I will provide you with treatment that will enhance your ability to cope with life’s challenges and hardships. I work with couples presenting with problems in communication, infidelity, a lack of mutual understanding to include adjustment to deployments, transitions, grief, and trust issues.
(915) 995-6996 View (915) 995-6996
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Fabiola Ekleberry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79938  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
"Things can and will get better." Las cosas si se pueden mejorar." Helping people is my passion in a warm, non-judgmental and accepting atmosphere! EMDR Therapy Certified/ EMDR Consultant and TF-CBT Certified for Trauma. Due to volume referrals, please call to be placed on my waitlist. Look forward to working with you !
"Things can and will get better." Las cosas si se pueden mejorar." Helping people is my passion in a warm, non-judgmental and accepting atmosphere! EMDR Therapy Certified/ EMDR Consultant and TF-CBT Certified for Trauma. Due to volume referrals, please call to be placed on my waitlist. Look forward to working with you !
(915) 267-0262 View (915) 267-0262
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Gabriela Rosas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79938  (Online Only)
Hello, I am so glad you're here! I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, relationship issues, parenting and career challenges. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral therapy. I also use motivational interviewing techniques and solution-focused techniques. We can collaborate to meet your specific needs.
Hello, I am so glad you're here! I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, relationship issues, parenting and career challenges. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral therapy. I also use motivational interviewing techniques and solution-focused techniques. We can collaborate to meet your specific needs.
(915) 621-5777 View (915) 621-5777
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Valeria Morado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Valeria, a dedicated mental health professional with seven years of experience supporting individuals through challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, and family conflict. As a first-generation Mexican-American, I understand the impact of generational trauma on immigrant populations.
Welcome! I'm Valeria, a dedicated mental health professional with seven years of experience supporting individuals through challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, and family conflict. As a first-generation Mexican-American, I understand the impact of generational trauma on immigrant populations.
(520) 636-0976 View (520) 636-0976
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Corina Doris Franck
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
El Paso, TX 79938
Born and raised in Germany, coming from a humble background in addition being a prior military spouse gave me a great diverse cultural experience. Completed my Master in Education and Counseling Degree at Sul Ross State University in Alpine TX. I have 15 plus years experience working in the mental health field. I have a compassionate personality , provide a safe space to talk , trained in tools that help to build the best life for ourselves . Being part of my clients journey to achieve those goals for themselves keeps me hopeful about the world - we are all better because you are in it.
Born and raised in Germany, coming from a humble background in addition being a prior military spouse gave me a great diverse cultural experience. Completed my Master in Education and Counseling Degree at Sul Ross State University in Alpine TX. I have 15 plus years experience working in the mental health field. I have a compassionate personality , provide a safe space to talk , trained in tools that help to build the best life for ourselves . Being part of my clients journey to achieve those goals for themselves keeps me hopeful about the world - we are all better because you are in it.
(915) 221-7647 View (915) 221-7647
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Melinda Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938
I am a bilingual, licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, parents and children, and families through community organizations. Specialties in working with women and children who are survivors of crime, domestic violence and abuse issues. Experienced in working in school settings, parenting education and prevention programs. Christian-based counseling is available.
I am a bilingual, licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, parents and children, and families through community organizations. Specialties in working with women and children who are survivors of crime, domestic violence and abuse issues. Experienced in working in school settings, parenting education and prevention programs. Christian-based counseling is available.
(469) 599-4023 View (469) 599-4023
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Shelita Jordan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSOTP
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938
Shelita Jordan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas who has over 6 years of experience providing therapeutic care and clinical assessments to adults, couples, and children seeking help with childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management, coping, learning disabilities, alcohol use, women’s issues, relationship concerns, sex offender treatment, and victims of sexual abuse. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Prairie View A&M and received her Master of Arts in Counseling at Prairie View A&M University.
Shelita Jordan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas who has over 6 years of experience providing therapeutic care and clinical assessments to adults, couples, and children seeking help with childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management, coping, learning disabilities, alcohol use, women’s issues, relationship concerns, sex offender treatment, and victims of sexual abuse. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Prairie View A&M and received her Master of Arts in Counseling at Prairie View A&M University.
(915) 900-5629 View (915) 900-5629
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Dr. Deborah Ontiveros and WellConnect Counseling
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with individuals who work in high risk occupations such as law enforcement and the military. I also have a great deal of experience working with the partners and family members of what I like to call "High Risk Humans". If you feel your life is stressful and complicated, don't hesitate to reach out to me because in reality, you don't have to work in an obviously stressful occupation to feel like you have a high stress, high risk life.
I specialize in working with individuals who work in high risk occupations such as law enforcement and the military. I also have a great deal of experience working with the partners and family members of what I like to call "High Risk Humans". If you feel your life is stressful and complicated, don't hesitate to reach out to me because in reality, you don't have to work in an obviously stressful occupation to feel like you have a high stress, high risk life.
(915) 301-8140 View (915) 301-8140
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American Counseling Service
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC, CART
Verified Verified
El Paso, TX 79938
Are you suffering from Depression or Anxiety? Is your Marriage or relationship on the verge of falling apart, needing immediate help? Have you been told that you have anger issues and need to speak with somebody about it? Do you need help with an addiction to drugs, alcohol, sex, food, or gambling? Are you searching for an LGBT-friendly therapist who specializes in transgender issues? At American Counseling Service, you can find the help you are searching for. Call us today at (915) 206-5627 or schedule an appointment at www.lpcwade.com by clicking on the Schedule Appointment tab.
Are you suffering from Depression or Anxiety? Is your Marriage or relationship on the verge of falling apart, needing immediate help? Have you been told that you have anger issues and need to speak with somebody about it? Do you need help with an addiction to drugs, alcohol, sex, food, or gambling? Are you searching for an LGBT-friendly therapist who specializes in transgender issues? At American Counseling Service, you can find the help you are searching for. Call us today at (915) 206-5627 or schedule an appointment at www.lpcwade.com by clicking on the Schedule Appointment tab.
(915) 206-5627 View (915) 206-5627

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 79938

20+

Average cost per session

$105

Therapists in 79938 who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
83% Trauma and PTSD
76% Grief
76% Stress
72% Coping Skills
66% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
92% Aetna
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 79938 see their clients

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

81% Female
16% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 79938?

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.