Photo of Amber King, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Amber King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018  (Online Only)
I firmly believe in the power of resilience and the human capacity for healing no matter the circumstances. While life experiences can be overwhelming and leave lasting scars, it is possible to reclaim your life and find a sense of peace and well-being. I recognize the courage it takes to open up about personal struggles, and I am deeply committed to honoring your vulnerability by listening with authenticity, empathy and understanding. Together, we will explore various therapeutic modalities and tailor an approach to suit your unique needs and preferences.
I firmly believe in the power of resilience and the human capacity for healing no matter the circumstances. While life experiences can be overwhelming and leave lasting scars, it is possible to reclaim your life and find a sense of peace and well-being. I recognize the courage it takes to open up about personal struggles, and I am deeply committed to honoring your vulnerability by listening with authenticity, empathy and understanding. Together, we will explore various therapeutic modalities and tailor an approach to suit your unique needs and preferences.
(928) 628-6439 View (928) 628-6439
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Laura Taylor Greenwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Waitlist for new clients
**Unable to take new clients at this time. I have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2003. After high school I attended Chapman University and earned my Bachelor's in Psychology. Immediately after I went on to achieve my Master's in Social Work at the University of Southern California. Earlier experience centered around high-risk children, teens and families, as well as the seriously mentally ill (SMI) population. Since founding ACC in 2004, I have expanded my focus and training to work with youth, young adults, couples and families dealing with a myriad of mental health challenges and life transitions.
**Unable to take new clients at this time. I have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2003. After high school I attended Chapman University and earned my Bachelor's in Psychology. Immediately after I went on to achieve my Master's in Social Work at the University of Southern California. Earlier experience centered around high-risk children, teens and families, as well as the seriously mentally ill (SMI) population. Since founding ACC in 2004, I have expanded my focus and training to work with youth, young adults, couples and families dealing with a myriad of mental health challenges and life transitions.
(602) 900-9569 View (602) 900-9569
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Tessa Mandala
Counselor, MEd, LCPC, LPC, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018
I am a LCPC in Illinois, a LPC in Arizona, and a certified yoga therapist. I have experience in working with substance abuse, addictions, mood and anxiety disorders, LGBTQIA+ community, and mindfulness/yoga. I have worked as a counselor in an IOP, serving individuals struggling with substance abuse. I recognize that recovery is a unique journey for each individual, and works with them to develop a unique recovery program.
I am a LCPC in Illinois, a LPC in Arizona, and a certified yoga therapist. I have experience in working with substance abuse, addictions, mood and anxiety disorders, LGBTQIA+ community, and mindfulness/yoga. I have worked as a counselor in an IOP, serving individuals struggling with substance abuse. I recognize that recovery is a unique journey for each individual, and works with them to develop a unique recovery program.
(773) 729-1687 View (773) 729-1687
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Carissa Dillinger
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LASAC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
If you have made it this far, I think we can agree that you are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth… Whether you're struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I'm committed to empowering you to live a more fulfilling and authentic life. Take the first step towards a brighter future and reach out today.
If you have made it this far, I think we can agree that you are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth… Whether you're struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I'm committed to empowering you to live a more fulfilling and authentic life. Take the first step towards a brighter future and reach out today.
(623) 462-0494 x705 View (623) 462-0494 x705
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Sarah Matheson
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018  (Online Only)
I have been in the field of psychology and counseling for 30 years with extensive experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I have tailored my private practice to provide a safe atmosphere for adults to address the maladaptive behaviors and difficult emotional states that have created obstacles for them and to move to place where they feel empowered in their lives and relationships. I encourage the client to build on their strengths and to promote self-care and wellness. I use EMDR, a revolutionary trauma treatment as well as a focus on attachment, to treat the lasting effects that difficult experiences may leave.
I have been in the field of psychology and counseling for 30 years with extensive experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I have tailored my private practice to provide a safe atmosphere for adults to address the maladaptive behaviors and difficult emotional states that have created obstacles for them and to move to place where they feel empowered in their lives and relationships. I encourage the client to build on their strengths and to promote self-care and wellness. I use EMDR, a revolutionary trauma treatment as well as a focus on attachment, to treat the lasting effects that difficult experiences may leave.
(602) 734-5973 View (602) 734-5973
Photo of Dr. Tara Rostami, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Tara Rostami
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018  (Online Only)
Are you looking to gain control over your thoughts, emotions and behaviors, have meaningful connections, and be the best version of yourself? It's possible! Therapy can help you gain a balanced view of yourself, other people, and the world. I can help you with discovering the patterns of your belief system, enhancing your insight and awareness, and learning coping skills to manage life stressors. My background is in treating veterans & active duty service members, college/grad school students, obesity/weight loss patients, and employees of major corporations who face life stressors that affect their performance and job satisfaction.
Are you looking to gain control over your thoughts, emotions and behaviors, have meaningful connections, and be the best version of yourself? It's possible! Therapy can help you gain a balanced view of yourself, other people, and the world. I can help you with discovering the patterns of your belief system, enhancing your insight and awareness, and learning coping skills to manage life stressors. My background is in treating veterans & active duty service members, college/grad school students, obesity/weight loss patients, and employees of major corporations who face life stressors that affect their performance and job satisfaction.
(747) 237-4867 View (747) 237-4867
Photo of Tricia Ann Siegel, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tricia Ann Siegel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018  (Online Only)
Through my focused listening and thoughtful questioning, you'll find a space where you can freely explore your challenges and uncover solutions that resonate with you. As you articulate your concerns, both the problem and its potential solutions often become clearer, empowering you to find your path forward. With me by your side, you'll have a supportive ally to help you brainstorm viable options to help overcome difficult decisions. Many of my clients leave their initial session feeling a sense of relief, having connected with someone who understands their struggles and shares their commitment to finding relief.
Through my focused listening and thoughtful questioning, you'll find a space where you can freely explore your challenges and uncover solutions that resonate with you. As you articulate your concerns, both the problem and its potential solutions often become clearer, empowering you to find your path forward. With me by your side, you'll have a supportive ally to help you brainstorm viable options to help overcome difficult decisions. Many of my clients leave their initial session feeling a sense of relief, having connected with someone who understands their struggles and shares their commitment to finding relief.
(602) 459-9610 View (602) 459-9610
Photo of Noelle Espineli, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Noelle Espineli
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
My years of academic and professional experience have allowed me to effectively work with a diverse client population of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and behavioral/mental health issues, especially those experiencing difficult life circumstances. I strive to help clients navigate situations related to burnout, existential crises, mindfulness, self-care, distress intolerance, interpersonal conflicts, and life transitions.
My years of academic and professional experience have allowed me to effectively work with a diverse client population of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and behavioral/mental health issues, especially those experiencing difficult life circumstances. I strive to help clients navigate situations related to burnout, existential crises, mindfulness, self-care, distress intolerance, interpersonal conflicts, and life transitions.
(623) 281-2658 View (623) 281-2658
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Cj Bergmen
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
I am deeply committed to providing a compassionate, empowering, and authentic presence to each of my clients. My approach is grounded in the understanding that every person's journey is unique, and it is a privilege to walk with my clients as they navigate the complexities of their lives. With a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health from the Townsend Institute at Concordia University and 20 years of experience in pastoral ministry, I bring a rich blend of academic knowledge and real-world experience to my practice.
I am deeply committed to providing a compassionate, empowering, and authentic presence to each of my clients. My approach is grounded in the understanding that every person's journey is unique, and it is a privilege to walk with my clients as they navigate the complexities of their lives. With a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health from the Townsend Institute at Concordia University and 20 years of experience in pastoral ministry, I bring a rich blend of academic knowledge and real-world experience to my practice.
(480) 744-0941 View (480) 744-0941
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Bertha Morales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Hi there! I'm Bertha! I'm dedicated to guiding you to embrace your fullest potential at every stage of your journey. Together, we'll uncover the keys to fulfillment and purpose in your life. My mission is to empower you through teaching and shaping mindsets that lead to self-empowerment. Life may present challenges, but I'm here to equip you with coping strategies to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression, which can impact our relationships with others. Let's work towards a more resilient and empowered you!
Hi there! I'm Bertha! I'm dedicated to guiding you to embrace your fullest potential at every stage of your journey. Together, we'll uncover the keys to fulfillment and purpose in your life. My mission is to empower you through teaching and shaping mindsets that lead to self-empowerment. Life may present challenges, but I'm here to equip you with coping strategies to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression, which can impact our relationships with others. Let's work towards a more resilient and empowered you!
(623) 267-2020 View (623) 267-2020
Photo of Katharina Von Rhau, LCSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Katharina Von Rhau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
I LIKE TO FOCUS IN / ON WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP LIFE, WORK LIFE AND INNER FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS. TO FOCUS IN / ON EXPERIENCE IS TO BECOME AWARE OF YOUR EXPERIENCE IN DETAIL, IN GREAT DETAIL SO YOU CAN FIND A GROUND. TO BE IN YOUR GROUND IS TO BE CONTENT. I WORK WITH COUPLES, INDIVIDUALS, GAYS AND LESBIANS. SPANISH SPEAKING PROVIDED. I HAVE HAD 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A THERAPIST AND TRAINED THERAPISTS TO DO GESTALT THERAPY FOR 30 YEARS. PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE AT HTTP://PHOENIXWOMENSCOUNSELING.COM
I LIKE TO FOCUS IN / ON WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP LIFE, WORK LIFE AND INNER FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS. TO FOCUS IN / ON EXPERIENCE IS TO BECOME AWARE OF YOUR EXPERIENCE IN DETAIL, IN GREAT DETAIL SO YOU CAN FIND A GROUND. TO BE IN YOUR GROUND IS TO BE CONTENT. I WORK WITH COUPLES, INDIVIDUALS, GAYS AND LESBIANS. SPANISH SPEAKING PROVIDED. I HAVE HAD 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A THERAPIST AND TRAINED THERAPISTS TO DO GESTALT THERAPY FOR 30 YEARS. PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE AT HTTP://PHOENIXWOMENSCOUNSELING.COM
(602) 508-9018 View (602) 508-9018
Photo of Monica Marie Torres, MC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Monica Marie Torres
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Waitlist for new clients
I am focused on helping individuals thrive in spite of circumstance. Similar to the way in which a wildflower blooms through cement, I believe that people can grow and flourish throughout unfavorable situations. My approach focuses on authenticity, transparency, and helping people to discover their own truths. I consider the unique needs of each individual and what growth means to them. I help others to root themselves by discovering their strengths and using them to overcome adversity. My main goal is helping others to feel that they are truly living rather than only existing.
I am focused on helping individuals thrive in spite of circumstance. Similar to the way in which a wildflower blooms through cement, I believe that people can grow and flourish throughout unfavorable situations. My approach focuses on authenticity, transparency, and helping people to discover their own truths. I consider the unique needs of each individual and what growth means to them. I help others to root themselves by discovering their strengths and using them to overcome adversity. My main goal is helping others to feel that they are truly living rather than only existing.
(623) 292-6002 View (623) 292-6002
Photo of Douglas E Brown, MSAC, MSPC, LPC, LISAC, Counselor
Douglas E Brown
Counselor, MSAC, MSPC, LPC, LISAC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
If you are struggling with low self esteem, anxiety or depression, substance abuse or addiction and unable to cope with everyday life issues, I have the skills and experience to help you learn and grow exponentially. My clients are those who struggle in relationships, find themselves isolating, have trouble at work, legal issues, gambling, codependency, and even with life in general. You may benefit from learning how to communicate more effectively, being more authentic and genuine, building a solid support system, doing things you enjoy again and learning how to ask for help. Take a step and find your HAPPINESS!
If you are struggling with low self esteem, anxiety or depression, substance abuse or addiction and unable to cope with everyday life issues, I have the skills and experience to help you learn and grow exponentially. My clients are those who struggle in relationships, find themselves isolating, have trouble at work, legal issues, gambling, codependency, and even with life in general. You may benefit from learning how to communicate more effectively, being more authentic and genuine, building a solid support system, doing things you enjoy again and learning how to ask for help. Take a step and find your HAPPINESS!
(602) 598-5994 View (602) 598-5994
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Dr. Jessica Cowan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018  (Online Only)
Dr. Jessica Cowan is a clinical psychologist. She provides an individualized approach, grounded in evidence-based interventions and the power of authentic human connection to help translate her client's therapy goals into action. Dr. Cowan is currently scheduling new clients for February 2022 for telehealth appointments, she is anticipating offering limited in-person services to clients in the Seattle area starting in April. Dr. Cowan is not currently accepting insurance and is considered an out-of-network provider.
Dr. Jessica Cowan is a clinical psychologist. She provides an individualized approach, grounded in evidence-based interventions and the power of authentic human connection to help translate her client's therapy goals into action. Dr. Cowan is currently scheduling new clients for February 2022 for telehealth appointments, she is anticipating offering limited in-person services to clients in the Seattle area starting in April. Dr. Cowan is not currently accepting insurance and is considered an out-of-network provider.
(602) 780-2296 View (602) 780-2296
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Dennis Ryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
I specialize in anger management, men's issues, and ADHD. A client who is looking for a sensitive yet strategic approach to these issues will likely benefit from the work we do together. During our initial session I will, as much as possible, try to understand your situation and help you set a direction so that you get get what you need from your therapeutic experience. While my specialties are those previously mentioned I also see clients for a number of other issues: relationships, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, removing blocks to creativity, and addictions.
I specialize in anger management, men's issues, and ADHD. A client who is looking for a sensitive yet strategic approach to these issues will likely benefit from the work we do together. During our initial session I will, as much as possible, try to understand your situation and help you set a direction so that you get get what you need from your therapeutic experience. While my specialties are those previously mentioned I also see clients for a number of other issues: relationships, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, removing blocks to creativity, and addictions.
(602) 459-9779 View (602) 459-9779
Photo of Caitlin Rudgear, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Caitlin Rudgear
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
I help people understand their inner world, gain self-awareness, and treat themselves gently. I help people find healing from their past trauma, body image struggles, and difficulties with self-worth or self-esteem. I approach sessions from a compassionate, integrative perspective, with the underlying desire for all clients to feel both safe and known.
I help people understand their inner world, gain self-awareness, and treat themselves gently. I help people find healing from their past trauma, body image struggles, and difficulties with self-worth or self-esteem. I approach sessions from a compassionate, integrative perspective, with the underlying desire for all clients to feel both safe and known.
(480) 525-5629 View (480) 525-5629
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Suzanne Berndt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, MHSA, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Humans are by nature social animals and yet many of us have lost connection within ourselves and our community. I believe this is due, in part, to a frantic world that has led to relational trauma, a poor sense of self, health challenges, addiction, loss and isolation. Feeling relevant, finding meaning, having a mission, knowing joy and learning emotional regulation/tolerance/resiliency are ways in which we can heal ourselves and the world at large. I work with individuals (adults only) and couples.
Humans are by nature social animals and yet many of us have lost connection within ourselves and our community. I believe this is due, in part, to a frantic world that has led to relational trauma, a poor sense of self, health challenges, addiction, loss and isolation. Feeling relevant, finding meaning, having a mission, knowing joy and learning emotional regulation/tolerance/resiliency are ways in which we can heal ourselves and the world at large. I work with individuals (adults only) and couples.
(480) 442-9918 View (480) 442-9918
Photo of Mike Rehm, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Mike Rehm
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
I am privileged to meet with individuals/couples who are impacted by less-than-nurturing relationships and environments leading to challenges in relating to self and others. Expertise: working with couples, trauma and abuse. Training includes EFT (emotionally focused therapy for couples) and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
I am privileged to meet with individuals/couples who are impacted by less-than-nurturing relationships and environments leading to challenges in relating to self and others. Expertise: working with couples, trauma and abuse. Training includes EFT (emotionally focused therapy for couples) and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
(602) 483-6292 View (602) 483-6292
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Arcadia Neuropsychology
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
I primarily provide neuropsychological testing and evaluation services for individuals suffering from various cognitive difficulties.
I primarily provide neuropsychological testing and evaluation services for individuals suffering from various cognitive difficulties.
(602) 962-3631 View (602) 962-3631
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Lindsey Dies
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that predominately focuses on work with adolescents, young adults and their families or support systems. I have spent my career working with adolescents and families in both outpatient and residential therapy settings. I very much believe that each individual and family needs an individualized approach and treatment to facilitate change and healing. My goal is to establish a safe and supportive environment that allows each client and family to move forward in their therapeutic goals.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor that predominately focuses on work with adolescents, young adults and their families or support systems. I have spent my career working with adolescents and families in both outpatient and residential therapy settings. I very much believe that each individual and family needs an individualized approach and treatment to facilitate change and healing. My goal is to establish a safe and supportive environment that allows each client and family to move forward in their therapeutic goals.
(602) 975-2467 View (602) 975-2467

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 85018

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 85018 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
85% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
70% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
70% BlueCross and BlueShield
56% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 85018 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 85018?

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.