Therapists in 99336

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Dawn Phillips Shepherd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
I believe that we all have things in life that we need help dealing with or working through. As a counselor I provide a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental place for people to get the help they are seeking. I use several therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, somatic experiencing and emotional focused therapy to name a few. When working with couples I use the Gottman marriage approach as well as the therapies listed above. I may explore with the client their past and present in order to promote self-discovery/awareness that will assist them with the outcome they desire.
I believe that we all have things in life that we need help dealing with or working through. As a counselor I provide a safe, confidential, and nonjudgmental place for people to get the help they are seeking. I use several therapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, somatic experiencing and emotional focused therapy to name a few. When working with couples I use the Gottman marriage approach as well as the therapies listed above. I may explore with the client their past and present in order to promote self-discovery/awareness that will assist them with the outcome they desire.
(509) 571-2857 View (509) 571-2857
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Jenifer Munson
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, NCC, CMHS, DMHS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Kennewick, WA 99336
You would do anything for your children, but far too often they seems out of control. Sometimes you secretly worry that you don't have the right tools to help them grow into stable, healthy and happy adults. You wish you could better understand their intense emotions. Whenever you try to reach them, it turns into the same old fight. It's frustrating to see them continue to act in the same way. You are ready to see the joy return to your child's eyes. You want to feel in control again.
You would do anything for your children, but far too often they seems out of control. Sometimes you secretly worry that you don't have the right tools to help them grow into stable, healthy and happy adults. You wish you could better understand their intense emotions. Whenever you try to reach them, it turns into the same old fight. It's frustrating to see them continue to act in the same way. You are ready to see the joy return to your child's eyes. You want to feel in control again.
(509) 202-4031 View (509) 202-4031
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Marci Miller-Pilsbury
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Difficulties in life can affect your ability to attain your potential and enjoy yourself. "Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater." - Mary Manin Morrissey. Sometimes, all that's missing is the belief that things can be better.
Difficulties in life can affect your ability to attain your potential and enjoy yourself. "Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater." - Mary Manin Morrissey. Sometimes, all that's missing is the belief that things can be better.
(509) 557-7439 View (509) 557-7439
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Life Solutions Counseling and Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ESA, CMHS, LICSW
Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Not accepting new clients
Amanda provides a safe environment where clients can focus on identified areas of growth & healing. She believes that effective therapy is based on trust, while focusing on areas of strength to achieve desired goals. We do we do not all fit into a one-size-fits-all model or approach to therapy, as everyone is uniquely different. During the past 24 years, she has served as Teacher, a Children's Counselor, Sexual Assault/Crime Victims Counselor, Therapeutic Group Facilitator, Grief Counselor, School Social Worker, Parenting Instructor, & Director of a Family Bereavement Center.
Amanda provides a safe environment where clients can focus on identified areas of growth & healing. She believes that effective therapy is based on trust, while focusing on areas of strength to achieve desired goals. We do we do not all fit into a one-size-fits-all model or approach to therapy, as everyone is uniquely different. During the past 24 years, she has served as Teacher, a Children's Counselor, Sexual Assault/Crime Victims Counselor, Therapeutic Group Facilitator, Grief Counselor, School Social Worker, Parenting Instructor, & Director of a Family Bereavement Center.
(509) 774-3913 View (509) 774-3913
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Erin Leigh Sharma
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Kennewick, WA 99336
Not accepting new clients
Let me assist you on your therapeutic healing journey. I can help with finding your pathway to freedom in expression and helping to resolve patterns that keep us from living the life we deserve and desire. I am a person-centered therapist that pulls from many different approaches to meet you where you need to be met. I do believe that the relationship we create in therapy is the foundation for all transformation that will occur. I would feel very privileged to be witness and hold the space for your healing. I look forward to speaking to you soon.
Let me assist you on your therapeutic healing journey. I can help with finding your pathway to freedom in expression and helping to resolve patterns that keep us from living the life we deserve and desire. I am a person-centered therapist that pulls from many different approaches to meet you where you need to be met. I do believe that the relationship we create in therapy is the foundation for all transformation that will occur. I would feel very privileged to be witness and hold the space for your healing. I look forward to speaking to you soon.
(509) 774-3310 View (509) 774-3310
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Rigoberto Garza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC, MHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kennewick, WA 99336  (Online Only)
When life stressors or traumas arise, it's easy to feel like everything is falling apart. As a mental health therapist, I aim to help my clients heal and navigate through these difficult times. Whether it's children, adults, or families, my approach is to help clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so that they can feel complete, whole, and safe.
When life stressors or traumas arise, it's easy to feel like everything is falling apart. As a mental health therapist, I aim to help my clients heal and navigate through these difficult times. Whether it's children, adults, or families, my approach is to help clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so that they can feel complete, whole, and safe.
(509) 512-2553 View (509) 512-2553
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Lindsay Dye
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kennewick, WA 99336
Not accepting new clients
I view counseling as a chance for you to explore a deeper understanding of yourself while working to achieve a complete and healthy life. In our time together, I hope to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship in which we can identify strengths, support, and effective measures to be taken to live a more meaningful life. With the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychoeducation, and the incorporation of Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, we will examine how to overcome both internal and external obstacles to reach your goals by understanding the past and working toward a healthy future.
I view counseling as a chance for you to explore a deeper understanding of yourself while working to achieve a complete and healthy life. In our time together, I hope to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship in which we can identify strengths, support, and effective measures to be taken to live a more meaningful life. With the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychoeducation, and the incorporation of Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques, we will examine how to overcome both internal and external obstacles to reach your goals by understanding the past and working toward a healthy future.
(509) 654-9018 View (509) 654-9018
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Nancy Muñoz-Ruiz
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kennewick, WA 99336
Not accepting new clients
Do you often feel overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you have a fear of being judged? Come talk to me. Together, we will develop healthier coping mechanisms and communication skills. I specialize in depression and anxiety. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on several core principles 1. psychological problems are based, in part on faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking, 2. learned patterns of unhelpful behaviors, and 3. thus people can learn better ways of coping with their psychological problems, thereby relieving their symptoms and becoming more effective in their lives.
Do you often feel overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you have a fear of being judged? Come talk to me. Together, we will develop healthier coping mechanisms and communication skills. I specialize in depression and anxiety. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on several core principles 1. psychological problems are based, in part on faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking, 2. learned patterns of unhelpful behaviors, and 3. thus people can learn better ways of coping with their psychological problems, thereby relieving their symptoms and becoming more effective in their lives.
(509) 404-0183 View (509) 404-0183
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Deborah L Smith
Counselor, EdM, LMHC
Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Waitlist for new clients
Life is ever changing and there are times when we need someone who is impartial and nonjudgmental to help us through. As a licensed counselor I provide that support as well as a safe environment for individuals to express themselves freely and openly without fear of being shamed, embarrassed or criticized for their thoughts and/or feelings. I see many clients with depression and anxiety and have found Cognitive therapy has many benefits. The skill of mindfulness is one that I practice daily and, after teaching the client, encourage them to use it on a daily basis. I am now a registered hypnotherapist so I can now offer hypnosis.
Life is ever changing and there are times when we need someone who is impartial and nonjudgmental to help us through. As a licensed counselor I provide that support as well as a safe environment for individuals to express themselves freely and openly without fear of being shamed, embarrassed or criticized for their thoughts and/or feelings. I see many clients with depression and anxiety and have found Cognitive therapy has many benefits. The skill of mindfulness is one that I practice daily and, after teaching the client, encourage them to use it on a daily basis. I am now a registered hypnotherapist so I can now offer hypnosis.
(509) 774-5972 View (509) 774-5972
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Jessica Daniels
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, SUDP
Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Stepping into your journey of healing takes courage. Whether your goal is to build stronger connection in relationships, achieve greater self awareness, heal past wounds, or simply to feel better about yourself, I can help you on your path. Counseling involves self-discovery. I provide a safe space to confront barriers impacting your progress, helping you create a life you can thrive in instead of escape from. Whether you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, relational issues, or the stressors of life changes, I will help you see your strengths, face your fears, and recognize your own unlimited potential.
Stepping into your journey of healing takes courage. Whether your goal is to build stronger connection in relationships, achieve greater self awareness, heal past wounds, or simply to feel better about yourself, I can help you on your path. Counseling involves self-discovery. I provide a safe space to confront barriers impacting your progress, helping you create a life you can thrive in instead of escape from. Whether you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, relational issues, or the stressors of life changes, I will help you see your strengths, face your fears, and recognize your own unlimited potential.
(509) 245-1245 View (509) 245-1245
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Dr. L. S. Lindman Wolcott
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Typical clients include those troubled with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and lifestyle problems. A first meeting is typically done to get to know my client as the rapport between a client and therapist is the most important aspect of successful treatment. With extensive experience treating Veterans and their issues, I provide a straightforward approach that focuses on both your needs, as determined by diagnosis, and desire to live a better life.
Typical clients include those troubled with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and lifestyle problems. A first meeting is typically done to get to know my client as the rapport between a client and therapist is the most important aspect of successful treatment. With extensive experience treating Veterans and their issues, I provide a straightforward approach that focuses on both your needs, as determined by diagnosis, and desire to live a better life.
(509) 579-0156 View (509) 579-0156
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Jana Sheehan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I believe that the understanding of one’s past can help you face the challenges of the present which will lay the groundwork for achieving a healthier future. Every person is a unique individual, who has been shaped by different experiences, and is in possession of special abilities that can help them address their personal issues. Aligning those abilities with proven strategies to help you reach your goals, is just one of the several methods I use to help my clients.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* I believe that the understanding of one’s past can help you face the challenges of the present which will lay the groundwork for achieving a healthier future. Every person is a unique individual, who has been shaped by different experiences, and is in possession of special abilities that can help them address their personal issues. Aligning those abilities with proven strategies to help you reach your goals, is just one of the several methods I use to help my clients.
(509) 233-4220 View (509) 233-4220
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iMPACT! Compassion Center
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Not accepting new clients
22 years of counseling and social work experience. I look at the whole person, including; their childhood experiences, past trauma, relationships, family systems/family/support systems, health and wellness, lifestyle, choices, life skills, stress management, healthy outlets, communication, self-awareness, life-balance, values and beliefs, financial, self-care, and other influences. This holistic approach provides the best understanding of your needs, barriers, and goals you want to achieve through therapy, and offer the most effective outcomes.
22 years of counseling and social work experience. I look at the whole person, including; their childhood experiences, past trauma, relationships, family systems/family/support systems, health and wellness, lifestyle, choices, life skills, stress management, healthy outlets, communication, self-awareness, life-balance, values and beliefs, financial, self-care, and other influences. This holistic approach provides the best understanding of your needs, barriers, and goals you want to achieve through therapy, and offer the most effective outcomes.
(509) 563-7786 View (509) 563-7786
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Brandy Counseling PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kennewick, WA 99336  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It is of my personal belief that within most of us lies the resources to live a happy life. Unfortunately, things such as trauma, environmental stressors, or a lack of skills can get in the way of our ability to access these resources. Think of the last time you felt an overwhelming sense of peace, whether that be while soaking in a beautiful scenery, or watching children play. This "peace," or what I call "True Self," is within all of us.
It is of my personal belief that within most of us lies the resources to live a happy life. Unfortunately, things such as trauma, environmental stressors, or a lack of skills can get in the way of our ability to access these resources. Think of the last time you felt an overwhelming sense of peace, whether that be while soaking in a beautiful scenery, or watching children play. This "peace," or what I call "True Self," is within all of us.
(509) 492-1108 View (509) 492-1108
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Araceli Perez Licsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, CDP
Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Waitlist for new clients
Change is inevitable.... growth is optional Maxwell Leadership. I have been in the mental health and substance abuse fields since early 2000's. I do a greater focus on the healing of the inner child wounds to find freedom and wellness. I have experience working with Individuals, couples, and families. I worked for 10 years providing crisis intervention, as well as providing substance abuse outpatient treatment. I have gained the knowledge, experience, and skills to work with trauma victims/ survivors. I want to work with you and help to find your purpose in life by coming the better version of yourself.
Change is inevitable.... growth is optional Maxwell Leadership. I have been in the mental health and substance abuse fields since early 2000's. I do a greater focus on the healing of the inner child wounds to find freedom and wellness. I have experience working with Individuals, couples, and families. I worked for 10 years providing crisis intervention, as well as providing substance abuse outpatient treatment. I have gained the knowledge, experience, and skills to work with trauma victims/ survivors. I want to work with you and help to find your purpose in life by coming the better version of yourself.
(509) 207-1179 View (509) 207-1179
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Cindy Wright Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Waitlist for new clients
Services come from a clinician who is passionate about helping individuals and families grow. I have a deep understanding and compassion for the struggle of the family unit and the impact individual experiences have on those they live, work, and connect with. I use several theoretical approaches in a supportive and collaborative session using tools such as cognitive- behavior therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy and attachment theory.
Services come from a clinician who is passionate about helping individuals and families grow. I have a deep understanding and compassion for the struggle of the family unit and the impact individual experiences have on those they live, work, and connect with. I use several theoretical approaches in a supportive and collaborative session using tools such as cognitive- behavior therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy and attachment theory.
(509) 519-4523 View (509) 519-4523
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Dr. Brian Clemmons
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336  (Online Only)
I take an approach to patient care that can be characterized by empathy, warmth, compassion, and flexibility to the experiences and backgrounds of others. I consider the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of each patient's issues. I help others not only identify patterns of behavior that are maladaptive to life but also teach tools and skills to help others change and grow.
I take an approach to patient care that can be characterized by empathy, warmth, compassion, and flexibility to the experiences and backgrounds of others. I consider the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of each patient's issues. I help others not only identify patterns of behavior that are maladaptive to life but also teach tools and skills to help others change and grow.
(509) 350-8854 View (509) 350-8854
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Chad Longaker
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kennewick, WA 99336
Authentic living can be difficult. Life's paths often do not warn of the hardships that lay ahead. Building a trusting relationship with you and creating an environment that you can explore your hardships is paramount to me. Whether you are an individual or a couple, I strive to bring to light the problematic behaviors and thought patterns that interfere in your life, in order to help you make choices that promote a more congruent and authentic living experience. Theoretically, I am psychodynamically driven with strong ties to cognitive therapies but use a variety of techniques to meet your needs.
Authentic living can be difficult. Life's paths often do not warn of the hardships that lay ahead. Building a trusting relationship with you and creating an environment that you can explore your hardships is paramount to me. Whether you are an individual or a couple, I strive to bring to light the problematic behaviors and thought patterns that interfere in your life, in order to help you make choices that promote a more congruent and authentic living experience. Theoretically, I am psychodynamically driven with strong ties to cognitive therapies but use a variety of techniques to meet your needs.
(509) 321-4140 View (509) 321-4140
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Maria Heineman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BBA, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
Kennewick, WA 99336
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. Pressures from work, people we care about, negative feelings, and/or physical problems interfere with our ability to be our best. I am here to help you. I will work with you in a sensitive, respectful, and caring way to improve your situation. My goal is to help you build your confidence and resilience, gain a mental edge so you can be your best, and deal with stress. I can also help you improve your relationships, develop a more effective communication style, and eliminate unhealthy habits. I believe life it too short to be miserable.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. Pressures from work, people we care about, negative feelings, and/or physical problems interfere with our ability to be our best. I am here to help you. I will work with you in a sensitive, respectful, and caring way to improve your situation. My goal is to help you build your confidence and resilience, gain a mental edge so you can be your best, and deal with stress. I can also help you improve your relationships, develop a more effective communication style, and eliminate unhealthy habits. I believe life it too short to be miserable.
(509) 519-2068 View (509) 519-2068
Sara M Ellingson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kennewick, WA 99336
Not accepting new clients
I have been a clinical social worker for over 40 years. My training has taken me from psychoanalytic training to the more recent trends of mindfulness. My passion has always been to help clients reach their optimum potential---to unlock the courage to resolve their conflicts. As I work with families that have been involved in high conflict divorce, I strive to bring balance as the families adjust to their new configuration. I believe the ideal situation for children of divorce is to have parents who encourage and continue to support positive, nurturing relationships with each other.
I have been a clinical social worker for over 40 years. My training has taken me from psychoanalytic training to the more recent trends of mindfulness. My passion has always been to help clients reach their optimum potential---to unlock the courage to resolve their conflicts. As I work with families that have been involved in high conflict divorce, I strive to bring balance as the families adjust to their new configuration. I believe the ideal situation for children of divorce is to have parents who encourage and continue to support positive, nurturing relationships with each other.
(509) 350-2827 View (509) 350-2827

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Number of Therapists in 99336

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in 99336 who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
93% Anxiety
84% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
82% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
67% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Premera
73% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Regence

How Therapists in 99336 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
23% Male
1% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in 99336?

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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.