Therapists in 97211

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Brad Nyman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Psychotherapy is a journey of discovery. It helps to reveal a better understanding of your true self, and can assist in the development of healthier, more fulfilling relationships with others. You and I will set the destination and collaborate to bring about a more optimal way of being. My goal is to work side by side with you in a safe and supportive environment. My therapeutic approach is viewed through a holistic, transpersonal lens - working with the mind, body, and spirit in a deep and intentional way.
Psychotherapy is a journey of discovery. It helps to reveal a better understanding of your true self, and can assist in the development of healthier, more fulfilling relationships with others. You and I will set the destination and collaborate to bring about a more optimal way of being. My goal is to work side by side with you in a safe and supportive environment. My therapeutic approach is viewed through a holistic, transpersonal lens - working with the mind, body, and spirit in a deep and intentional way.
(971) 290-1207 View (971) 290-1207
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Jake Hamilton
ND, MS
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211
I’m interested in working with people who would like to take a holistic look at their mental health. This can include an interpersonal counseling approach as well as testing for and treating any potential underlying physiological causes of mental and emotional symptoms. I particularly enjoy working with people with mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and OCD.
I’m interested in working with people who would like to take a holistic look at their mental health. This can include an interpersonal counseling approach as well as testing for and treating any potential underlying physiological causes of mental and emotional symptoms. I particularly enjoy working with people with mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, and OCD.
(971) 351-3213 View (971) 351-3213
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Amelia O'Neil
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Please Note: I am only able to see clients who have Care Oregon insurance. If you are struggling with the impacts of trauma, abuse, or loss (no matter how far in the past), there is hope. Using a trauma-informed, client-centered, and strengths-based approach to counseling, we will create a safe space for collaborative work and healing. We can also use mindfulness, somatic, and creative therapies if you feel drawn to that kind of work. I have particular experience working with people who have been impacted by sexual trauma; PTSD that feels out of control; family/relationship issues; attachment wounding; and significant loss.
Please Note: I am only able to see clients who have Care Oregon insurance. If you are struggling with the impacts of trauma, abuse, or loss (no matter how far in the past), there is hope. Using a trauma-informed, client-centered, and strengths-based approach to counseling, we will create a safe space for collaborative work and healing. We can also use mindfulness, somatic, and creative therapies if you feel drawn to that kind of work. I have particular experience working with people who have been impacted by sexual trauma; PTSD that feels out of control; family/relationship issues; attachment wounding; and significant loss.
(503) 465-4624 View (503) 465-4624
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Larry Venaska
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or hopeless? Can't get your needs met to your satisfaction? Do you find one or more areas of your life to be unfullfilling such as romantic relationship, work, parenting, extended family? Do you have legal or financial struggles or relationship conflicts that affect your mood significantly? I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches, experience in working with past clients and personal experience to collaborate with you in creating the best healing environment specific for you.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed or hopeless? Can't get your needs met to your satisfaction? Do you find one or more areas of your life to be unfullfilling such as romantic relationship, work, parenting, extended family? Do you have legal or financial struggles or relationship conflicts that affect your mood significantly? I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches, experience in working with past clients and personal experience to collaborate with you in creating the best healing environment specific for you.
(971) 205-2892 View (971) 205-2892
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Jessica Bowes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97211
Waitlist for new clients
My vision of successful therapy is that you feel at home in yourself and maintain that center as you engage with the world around you. You will experience more ease, compassion, connection, balance, expansiveness, and a clarity about who you are and where you stand in relation to the experiences that brought you to therapy to begin with. Your issues may include not feeling like yourself, feeling stuck, grieving a loss, feeling flat, numb, or disconnected, sensing that something is missing or off, struggling with identity or life transitions, being in need of support in parenting, or just sensing that this is important somehow.
My vision of successful therapy is that you feel at home in yourself and maintain that center as you engage with the world around you. You will experience more ease, compassion, connection, balance, expansiveness, and a clarity about who you are and where you stand in relation to the experiences that brought you to therapy to begin with. Your issues may include not feeling like yourself, feeling stuck, grieving a loss, feeling flat, numb, or disconnected, sensing that something is missing or off, struggling with identity or life transitions, being in need of support in parenting, or just sensing that this is important somehow.
(971) 351-3316 View (971) 351-3316
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Madeline Harmon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97211
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with humxns of color and non-binary femmes ready to build healthy relationships with themselves and others. I work across the lifespan (ages 11 - 70+).
I specialize in working with humxns of color and non-binary femmes ready to build healthy relationships with themselves and others. I work across the lifespan (ages 11 - 70+).
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Amanda Genus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Start. Restore. Heal. I would like to assist you with gaining control over your life through building positive coping strategies to help you address current psychosocial adaptations and poor coping skills. My focus will help you to reduce your mental health symptoms by developing healthy life choices, positive coping skills, and improved self image. I can assist you in building positive relationships and connections. I am currently providing Telehealth therapeutic services for individuals, couples and families, seeking therapeutic support.
Start. Restore. Heal. I would like to assist you with gaining control over your life through building positive coping strategies to help you address current psychosocial adaptations and poor coping skills. My focus will help you to reduce your mental health symptoms by developing healthy life choices, positive coping skills, and improved self image. I can assist you in building positive relationships and connections. I am currently providing Telehealth therapeutic services for individuals, couples and families, seeking therapeutic support.
(971) 247-1218 View (971) 247-1218
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Leigh Varley
Professional Counselor Associate
Verified
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As we move through life, we all develop our own unique collection of wounds based on our experiences on the individual, relational, systemic, cultural, and historical levels. These wounds can shake our sense of safety and fuel disconnection from ourselves, others, and the world around us. They can dampen our capacity for presence and joy, and erode our sense of meaning and hope. Even in the face of great suffering, I believe that every person possesses the inner wisdom, strength, and resilience to heal, grow, and find fulfillment in their lives and their relationships.
As we move through life, we all develop our own unique collection of wounds based on our experiences on the individual, relational, systemic, cultural, and historical levels. These wounds can shake our sense of safety and fuel disconnection from ourselves, others, and the world around us. They can dampen our capacity for presence and joy, and erode our sense of meaning and hope. Even in the face of great suffering, I believe that every person possesses the inner wisdom, strength, and resilience to heal, grow, and find fulfillment in their lives and their relationships.
(971) 257-1319 View (971) 257-1319
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Alexis Lawrence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CADC-R
Verified
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
NOT Accepting new patients. I identify as a Black woman, born and raised in Portland, OR. What brings you here today? Has the daily grind of "adulting" prevented you from being able to prioritize yourself? When you look in the mirror, do you recognize the person that you see? Are you ready to dive deeper and work through the "things" you have suppressed? Well, you have come to the right place, and by the way, Kudos to you for putting you first! Life circumstances can be overwhelming, especially in today's climate. You taking the steps to come here today, means you're taking one step in the right direction.
NOT Accepting new patients. I identify as a Black woman, born and raised in Portland, OR. What brings you here today? Has the daily grind of "adulting" prevented you from being able to prioritize yourself? When you look in the mirror, do you recognize the person that you see? Are you ready to dive deeper and work through the "things" you have suppressed? Well, you have come to the right place, and by the way, Kudos to you for putting you first! Life circumstances can be overwhelming, especially in today's climate. You taking the steps to come here today, means you're taking one step in the right direction.
(503) 852-2678 View (503) 852-2678
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Bethany N Kuehne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
You're probably here because you want to feel better. Whether it's recovering from trauma, reducing anxiety and fear, or improving your relationship with yourself and others, therapy can help. I'm dedicated to helping individuals find healing, self-discovery, and emotional balance. With years of experience, my mission is to provide you with compassionate and evidence-based support on your journey. Many of my clients appreciate the blend of practical approaches, emotional processing and good humor that we create together. Our time together can empower you to make lasting, positive changes.
You're probably here because you want to feel better. Whether it's recovering from trauma, reducing anxiety and fear, or improving your relationship with yourself and others, therapy can help. I'm dedicated to helping individuals find healing, self-discovery, and emotional balance. With years of experience, my mission is to provide you with compassionate and evidence-based support on your journey. Many of my clients appreciate the blend of practical approaches, emotional processing and good humor that we create together. Our time together can empower you to make lasting, positive changes.
(503) 400-7162 View (503) 400-7162
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Isaiah Bartlett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97211
Living in a world filled with poverty, marginalization, oppression, and pandemic(s) can feel daunting and lead people to feel as though they have little agency. Therapy can be a helpful place to explore the places in our lives where we do have agency, where we are able to make tangible changes-often times this is in our interpersonal relationships. As a therapist, I work from an attachment focused and relational cultural perspective. My theoretical orientation is grounded in feminist practice that relies heavily on the exploration of identities, oppression, intersectionality, and their impact on social and emotional functioning.
Living in a world filled with poverty, marginalization, oppression, and pandemic(s) can feel daunting and lead people to feel as though they have little agency. Therapy can be a helpful place to explore the places in our lives where we do have agency, where we are able to make tangible changes-often times this is in our interpersonal relationships. As a therapist, I work from an attachment focused and relational cultural perspective. My theoretical orientation is grounded in feminist practice that relies heavily on the exploration of identities, oppression, intersectionality, and their impact on social and emotional functioning.
(971) 328-4684 View (971) 328-4684
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Annie Vail
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CHT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211
I believe in your capacity to find the healing you seek and create the life you envision. Perhaps you are dealing with anxiety or depression, grieving the death of a loved one or a painful breakup, struggle with belonging, or just feel stuck and know that you are ready to do something about it. Do you want more intimacy, connection, and joy in your relationships? Let me help you uncover unconscious patterns and beliefs and heal from old wounds that may be keeping you from living from your best self. Together we can bring more love, capacity, skill, and presence into your relationships.
I believe in your capacity to find the healing you seek and create the life you envision. Perhaps you are dealing with anxiety or depression, grieving the death of a loved one or a painful breakup, struggle with belonging, or just feel stuck and know that you are ready to do something about it. Do you want more intimacy, connection, and joy in your relationships? Let me help you uncover unconscious patterns and beliefs and heal from old wounds that may be keeping you from living from your best self. Together we can bring more love, capacity, skill, and presence into your relationships.
(503) 966-9615 View (503) 966-9615
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Kerry L Powers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am profoundly blessed to do work that I love. I strive to deeply witness, understand and hold space for you in your moments of pain and uncertainty. In times of hardship we must be compassionate with ourselves and our process. We all have uniquely rich and complex stories that shape our own meaning and understanding of ourselves and our world. I provide a safe, encouraging and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. My style is warm, collaborative and direct. I believe compassion and humor are vital ingredients for happiness and healing. My approach is integrative, I utilize a strength based, humanistic and relational perspective.
I am profoundly blessed to do work that I love. I strive to deeply witness, understand and hold space for you in your moments of pain and uncertainty. In times of hardship we must be compassionate with ourselves and our process. We all have uniquely rich and complex stories that shape our own meaning and understanding of ourselves and our world. I provide a safe, encouraging and non-judgmental therapeutic environment. My style is warm, collaborative and direct. I believe compassion and humor are vital ingredients for happiness and healing. My approach is integrative, I utilize a strength based, humanistic and relational perspective.
(971) 259-0524 View (971) 259-0524
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Katja Biesanz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Portland, OR 97211
I help where you are stuck -- body, story, nerves, or soul. Our difficult experiences can lodge many places. I have a big "tool chest" - from EMDR to mindfulness - to help you meet and transform what needs healing. I believe that each of us has a wholeness, no matter how hidden. I help you to contact that wholeness, in order to access your own wisdom. Together we find your unique path through to your truest self. What is waiting for you is a life of meaning and the ability to connect.
I help where you are stuck -- body, story, nerves, or soul. Our difficult experiences can lodge many places. I have a big "tool chest" - from EMDR to mindfulness - to help you meet and transform what needs healing. I believe that each of us has a wholeness, no matter how hidden. I help you to contact that wholeness, in order to access your own wisdom. Together we find your unique path through to your truest self. What is waiting for you is a life of meaning and the ability to connect.
(503) 743-8795 View (503) 743-8795
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Bree Koenig
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
My focus is to work with adult individuals struggling with perfectionism, high sensitivity (HSPs), developmental trauma, anxiety, and depression. I provide person-centered, psychodynamic, and relational therapy for young to middle-aged adults from various backgrounds of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status.
My focus is to work with adult individuals struggling with perfectionism, high sensitivity (HSPs), developmental trauma, anxiety, and depression. I provide person-centered, psychodynamic, and relational therapy for young to middle-aged adults from various backgrounds of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status.
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Marca Cassity
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSN, LMFT
Verified
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We all have a unique expression of life force energy, but at times it may seem the core self--our spirit--has been pummeled by trauma, loss, pain, unhealthy relationships, or life in a toxic culture. Often when trying to make change, clients find that despite being inspired, they can't do what they need to do in order to live the meaningful life they desire. Our thoughts and feelings are connected to our physical state, our relationships with partner(s), friends, family and the culture at large, as well as our spiritual life.
We all have a unique expression of life force energy, but at times it may seem the core self--our spirit--has been pummeled by trauma, loss, pain, unhealthy relationships, or life in a toxic culture. Often when trying to make change, clients find that despite being inspired, they can't do what they need to do in order to live the meaningful life they desire. Our thoughts and feelings are connected to our physical state, our relationships with partner(s), friends, family and the culture at large, as well as our spiritual life.
(833) 634-6281 View (833) 634-6281
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Danae Merrill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211
Not accepting new clients
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, irritability, loneliness, interpersonal conflict, and feeling disconnected from others, you may be experiencing symptoms of unaddressed trauma. Therapy can help you identify the root sources of these problems and help you to get out of old patterns that keep you stuck. I work with people who are looking to create better balance, find more happiness, and build deeper intimacy in their lives. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, infertility, perinatal loss, trauma, Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), and attachment wounds.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, irritability, loneliness, interpersonal conflict, and feeling disconnected from others, you may be experiencing symptoms of unaddressed trauma. Therapy can help you identify the root sources of these problems and help you to get out of old patterns that keep you stuck. I work with people who are looking to create better balance, find more happiness, and build deeper intimacy in their lives. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, infertility, perinatal loss, trauma, Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD), and attachment wounds.
(971) 308-5306 View (971) 308-5306
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Meghan Opbroek
Professional Counselor Associate, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome! My name is Meghan (She/They). I work with folks seeking freedom and relief from trauma, anxiety, depression, and whatever else is getting in the way of you living the life you want. I've worked with folks exploring personality, identity, sexuality, relationships, motivation, body image, the multitude of gender representations, fear of self or others, and exploration of identity. I believe people become who they are in relation to others. Understanding yourself as a person, parent, child, friend, partner, or any other identity is key to happiness and well-being. I'm happy to discuss more in a consultation.
Hello and Welcome! My name is Meghan (She/They). I work with folks seeking freedom and relief from trauma, anxiety, depression, and whatever else is getting in the way of you living the life you want. I've worked with folks exploring personality, identity, sexuality, relationships, motivation, body image, the multitude of gender representations, fear of self or others, and exploration of identity. I believe people become who they are in relation to others. Understanding yourself as a person, parent, child, friend, partner, or any other identity is key to happiness and well-being. I'm happy to discuss more in a consultation.
(971) 314-6726 View (971) 314-6726
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M. Joy Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Portland, OR 97211
Not accepting new clients
Dysfunctional family of origin, early trauma, midlife struggles, life of questions and inner confusion? Ready to actively engage in your personal growth and emotional development? I offer individual therapy that helps you not just process your past but identify and take actions that can help you heal and resolve issues. You decide your goals for therapy while I offer ideas, suggestions, and guidance. My experience has been that clients already know what they need to do for growth. My job is to help you trust it.
Dysfunctional family of origin, early trauma, midlife struggles, life of questions and inner confusion? Ready to actively engage in your personal growth and emotional development? I offer individual therapy that helps you not just process your past but identify and take actions that can help you heal and resolve issues. You decide your goals for therapy while I offer ideas, suggestions, and guidance. My experience has been that clients already know what they need to do for growth. My job is to help you trust it.
(503) 489-9728 View (503) 489-9728
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Brittany England
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97211  (Online Only)
I will help you get to the heart of the matter, the root of what is causing suffering in your life, and we will work together to create the changes you seek. I work from a mind-body-spirit lens with a focus on nervous system regulation, somatic interventions, NLP, mindfulness, and EFT meridian tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques). We work together to help unstick the parts of yourself and your life that are stuck. We will work together to create a different relationship with these parts so you can have the experience of being happy, healthy, well, and fulfilled in you life.
I will help you get to the heart of the matter, the root of what is causing suffering in your life, and we will work together to create the changes you seek. I work from a mind-body-spirit lens with a focus on nervous system regulation, somatic interventions, NLP, mindfulness, and EFT meridian tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques). We work together to help unstick the parts of yourself and your life that are stuck. We will work together to create a different relationship with these parts so you can have the experience of being happy, healthy, well, and fulfilled in you life.
(971) 257-1632 View (971) 257-1632

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Number of Therapists in 97211

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 97211 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
74% Grief
73% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% PacificSource
38% Aetna
38% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

How Therapists in 97211 see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
18% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 97211?

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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.