Therapists in Meadowbrook, AL

Photo of Michael G Semon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Meadowbrook, AL
Michael G Semon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Therapists often give homework...I give you the framework for a successful relationship so you can give yourself the homework that works best for you so that "therapy" continues without me. Yes, communication does fall apart, but the underlying problem is the emotional reactions you have toward each other. I provide you a specific relationship action plan designed to improve communication, resolve conflict more effectively and rebuild trust in your relationship.
Therapists often give homework...I give you the framework for a successful relationship so you can give yourself the homework that works best for you so that "therapy" continues without me. Yes, communication does fall apart, but the underlying problem is the emotional reactions you have toward each other. I provide you a specific relationship action plan designed to improve communication, resolve conflict more effectively and rebuild trust in your relationship.
(205) 991-3683 View (205) 991-3683
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Regina Turner, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, LPCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
There is hope for all! After being a teacher in public schools for 14 years and a director of a faith-based non-profit that helped troubled teens and parents, for 2 years, I decided to go back to school to become a licensed therapist. I enjoy "walking" beside of people who are hurting and struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, relationships and/or depression. I work with adults, young adults, teens, and couples. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother trying to love others right where they are.
There is hope for all! After being a teacher in public schools for 14 years and a director of a faith-based non-profit that helped troubled teens and parents, for 2 years, I decided to go back to school to become a licensed therapist. I enjoy "walking" beside of people who are hurting and struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, relationships and/or depression. I work with adults, young adults, teens, and couples. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother trying to love others right where they are.
(205) 509-2562 View (205) 509-2562
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Patricia Telfort
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Hello, I am Patricia. I am a multilingual, Licensed Master Social Worker with over 10 years of providing supportive counseling and therapy from a strengths based perspective. I have experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is solutions focused to help clients move from crisis to confidence. I earned my Sociology Bachelor’s of Arts from New York University and my Master’s of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. I have worked in various clinical settings and care systems for over 14 years.
Hello, I am Patricia. I am a multilingual, Licensed Master Social Worker with over 10 years of providing supportive counseling and therapy from a strengths based perspective. I have experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is solutions focused to help clients move from crisis to confidence. I earned my Sociology Bachelor’s of Arts from New York University and my Master’s of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. I have worked in various clinical settings and care systems for over 14 years.
(929) 203-9731 View (929) 203-9731
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Jolei Higgins
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Knowing that a client-centered approach where a warm non-judgmental atmosphere creates the best climate for truly exploring oneself, Jolei is committed to offering you a safe space to do just that. Working with individuals from ages six through adulthood, families and couples, she pulls from years of experience dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, family of origin issues, addiction, relationship issues, grief, life transitions and self-esteem.
Knowing that a client-centered approach where a warm non-judgmental atmosphere creates the best climate for truly exploring oneself, Jolei is committed to offering you a safe space to do just that. Working with individuals from ages six through adulthood, families and couples, she pulls from years of experience dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, family of origin issues, addiction, relationship issues, grief, life transitions and self-esteem.
(205) 293-1446 View (205) 293-1446
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Samantha Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
I aim to serve individuals, couples, and families who desire understanding, healing, and healthier, deeper relationships. I have a background working with individuals with eating disorders, addiction, and general trauma, as well as experience working with couples and families suffering from relationship issues such as disconnection, infidelity, addiction, and trauma.
I aim to serve individuals, couples, and families who desire understanding, healing, and healthier, deeper relationships. I have a background working with individuals with eating disorders, addiction, and general trauma, as well as experience working with couples and families suffering from relationship issues such as disconnection, infidelity, addiction, and trauma.
(205) 850-1831 View (205) 850-1831
Photo of Mary Ann Grear, Licensed Professional Counselor in Meadowbrook, AL
Mary Ann Grear
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Waitlist for new clients
Here is a safe space for your child that is calm and judgement free, where a caring and compassionate mental health professional is ready to listen and help. My expertise is in anxiety, self-esteem, school refusal, grief and trauma. I specialize in working with young children, ages 6 and older, adolescents and young adults. I work closely with parents to help them understand the nature of their child's difficulties and develop strategies to support healthy development and emotional functioning. Using CBT, Solution-Focused therapy, and person-centered treatments, my goal is to help your child reach their highest potential.
Here is a safe space for your child that is calm and judgement free, where a caring and compassionate mental health professional is ready to listen and help. My expertise is in anxiety, self-esteem, school refusal, grief and trauma. I specialize in working with young children, ages 6 and older, adolescents and young adults. I work closely with parents to help them understand the nature of their child's difficulties and develop strategies to support healthy development and emotional functioning. Using CBT, Solution-Focused therapy, and person-centered treatments, my goal is to help your child reach their highest potential.
(205) 664-4010 View (205) 664-4010
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Holli Driver
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NBCC, CRC, CBIS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meadowbrook, AL 35242  (Online Only)
Life Happens Counseling, Coaching & Wellness helps women reclaim their identity in midlife & beyond, by embracing the unknown, sparking curiosity, and owning their truth. I provide virtual counseling and 1 on 1 retreats providing a safe place conducive for personal growth. I do not accept insurance. I am an eclectic counselor utilizing a variety of therapies and Eastern practices to assist clients in implementing long-term change in their lives. I assist clients in identifying and building on their strengths, while recognizing and eliminating self-defeating behaviors.
Life Happens Counseling, Coaching & Wellness helps women reclaim their identity in midlife & beyond, by embracing the unknown, sparking curiosity, and owning their truth. I provide virtual counseling and 1 on 1 retreats providing a safe place conducive for personal growth. I do not accept insurance. I am an eclectic counselor utilizing a variety of therapies and Eastern practices to assist clients in implementing long-term change in their lives. I assist clients in identifying and building on their strengths, while recognizing and eliminating self-defeating behaviors.
(334) 641-5536 View (334) 641-5536
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Jenna Saturday
Counselor, ALC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Emotional pain can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed but I have great news! There is a path, a way out, for you to heal and experience peace and joy. You do not have to suffer anymore, white-knuckling it through most days, feeling hopeless and too broken to heal while wondering if your life will ever be fulfilling. I understand the dark nights of despair and how hard it is to reach out. So, I find you to be courageous, right here and now – taking a step to figure out if I can help. And the answer is ‘absolutely!’
Emotional pain can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, and overwhelmed but I have great news! There is a path, a way out, for you to heal and experience peace and joy. You do not have to suffer anymore, white-knuckling it through most days, feeling hopeless and too broken to heal while wondering if your life will ever be fulfilling. I understand the dark nights of despair and how hard it is to reach out. So, I find you to be courageous, right here and now – taking a step to figure out if I can help. And the answer is ‘absolutely!’
(205) 851-9621 View (205) 851-9621
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Kelley Massengale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meadowbrook, AL 35242  (Online Only)
As a psychotherapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, I treat a wide range of sexual, relationship and intimacy issues. I work with individuals and couples. Sex is one of the deepest and most powerful experiences we have and it can also be a source of great stress and shame when things do not go as smoothly as we would like. Cultural messages and biases can further compound these issues. I provide a safe and nonjudgemental environment for individuals or couples to discuss these issues.
As a psychotherapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, I treat a wide range of sexual, relationship and intimacy issues. I work with individuals and couples. Sex is one of the deepest and most powerful experiences we have and it can also be a source of great stress and shame when things do not go as smoothly as we would like. Cultural messages and biases can further compound these issues. I provide a safe and nonjudgemental environment for individuals or couples to discuss these issues.
(205) 964-9561 View (205) 964-9561
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Adam Calvert
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC-S, CSAT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Do you struggle with thoughts of "What's wrong with me?" or "Why can't I just stop ?" Well, we can talk through those questions and look into your core beliefs that may be setting you up for failure. Sometimes we believe the lies that we heard from others through out our life. There are ways to work through the lies and find the truths you can stand on to move forward.
Do you struggle with thoughts of "What's wrong with me?" or "Why can't I just stop ?" Well, we can talk through those questions and look into your core beliefs that may be setting you up for failure. Sometimes we believe the lies that we heard from others through out our life. There are ways to work through the lies and find the truths you can stand on to move forward.
(205) 236-9945 View (205) 236-9945
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Antonia C Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I have over 10 years of experience providing mental health services to individuals, couples, and families. My passion for serving others is driven by my love for God and the belief that the combination of faith and works can lead to greater quality of life. I have extensive training in the treatment modality of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and this, along with the integration of Christian Counseling principles guides my practice. As a mental health professional, I view the individual as the expert of their life and experiences in order to develop an individualized path toward optimal and holistic wellness.
Hi! I have over 10 years of experience providing mental health services to individuals, couples, and families. My passion for serving others is driven by my love for God and the belief that the combination of faith and works can lead to greater quality of life. I have extensive training in the treatment modality of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and this, along with the integration of Christian Counseling principles guides my practice. As a mental health professional, I view the individual as the expert of their life and experiences in order to develop an individualized path toward optimal and holistic wellness.
(205) 846-1802 View (205) 846-1802
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Jordan Mizzell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Waitlist for new clients
Ready to make meaningful changes in your life, but unsure where to start? Maybe you’ve already started making changes but want to dig deeper or reach higher. To move forward, sometimes we must confront issues from the past that are holding us back. Other times, we most benefit from guidance and support that teaches us to cope with present issues that are leaving us feeling lost, alone, stuck, or frustrated. My goal as a therapist is to bring light into those dark places by facilitating your journey to greater self-awareness, more effective communication, healthier relationships, and an overall more authentic and fulfilling life.
Ready to make meaningful changes in your life, but unsure where to start? Maybe you’ve already started making changes but want to dig deeper or reach higher. To move forward, sometimes we must confront issues from the past that are holding us back. Other times, we most benefit from guidance and support that teaches us to cope with present issues that are leaving us feeling lost, alone, stuck, or frustrated. My goal as a therapist is to bring light into those dark places by facilitating your journey to greater self-awareness, more effective communication, healthier relationships, and an overall more authentic and fulfilling life.
(205) 973-6355 View (205) 973-6355
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Sharp Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Accepting New Clients! Sharp Wellness takes a holistic approach focusing on the mind, body, and soul to help clients live their best life. We provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for clients to overcome barriers that have prevented them from reaching their full potential. Sharp takes pride in creating a collaborative environment, which allows clients to tap into their unique processing approach and experience to retake control of their lives.
Accepting New Clients! Sharp Wellness takes a holistic approach focusing on the mind, body, and soul to help clients live their best life. We provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive environment for clients to overcome barriers that have prevented them from reaching their full potential. Sharp takes pride in creating a collaborative environment, which allows clients to tap into their unique processing approach and experience to retake control of their lives.
(205) 850-4846 View (205) 850-4846
Photo of Sarah Hart, Licensed Professional Counselor in Meadowbrook, AL
Sarah Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
NOW Accepting Child and Adolescent Clients! Providing a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions without judgment. I'll actively listen to you, ask questions, and work with you to identify the root causes of your concerns. Together, we'll develop strategies to overcome them and empower you with tools for a happier, healthier life. I believe in customized treatment plans for each individual, utilizing an integrative approach with various therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.
NOW Accepting Child and Adolescent Clients! Providing a safe space to explore your thoughts and emotions without judgment. I'll actively listen to you, ask questions, and work with you to identify the root causes of your concerns. Together, we'll develop strategies to overcome them and empower you with tools for a happier, healthier life. I believe in customized treatment plans for each individual, utilizing an integrative approach with various therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.
(205) 850-3485 View (205) 850-3485
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Miranda Casey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Beginning the journey to finding healing and wholeness can be scary. That’s why I believe in partnering with clients to guide them through the process of growing, learning, and becoming themselves. I use trauma-informed individual talk therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to help clients reach their goals in a confidential and welcoming atmosphere. I strongly believe that all people have the right and potential to heal and grow and I look to empower all clients through the use of evidence-based practice.
Beginning the journey to finding healing and wholeness can be scary. That’s why I believe in partnering with clients to guide them through the process of growing, learning, and becoming themselves. I use trauma-informed individual talk therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to help clients reach their goals in a confidential and welcoming atmosphere. I strongly believe that all people have the right and potential to heal and grow and I look to empower all clients through the use of evidence-based practice.
(205) 498-9624 View (205) 498-9624
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Cheyenne H Harrison
Counselor, ALC, NBC-HWC
Verified Verified
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Are you having a tough time navigating life changes or finding a way to your ideal wellness? As a certified health and wellness coach and counselor I am here to support and provide you with the necessary tools to reach your wellness goals and to help you build the confidence in your strengths. The approach I take to counseling is to meet people where they are in their journey to then walk with them down the path of achieving their goals.
Are you having a tough time navigating life changes or finding a way to your ideal wellness? As a certified health and wellness coach and counselor I am here to support and provide you with the necessary tools to reach your wellness goals and to help you build the confidence in your strengths. The approach I take to counseling is to meet people where they are in their journey to then walk with them down the path of achieving their goals.
(205) 236-0189 View (205) 236-0189
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Brittany Harp
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Hi! I am Brittany. I help adolescents and adults explore ways to work through life’s challenges, set healthy boundaries, create kindness within themselves, and improve their connection with themselves and others. While I work with several issues, my jam is working with clients that are dealing with high levels of anxiety, working through life transitions, and struggling with self-esteem.
Hi! I am Brittany. I help adolescents and adults explore ways to work through life’s challenges, set healthy boundaries, create kindness within themselves, and improve their connection with themselves and others. While I work with several issues, my jam is working with clients that are dealing with high levels of anxiety, working through life transitions, and struggling with self-esteem.
(205) 793-5783 View (205) 793-5783
Photo of Peggy Hobbs, Licensed Professional Counselor in Meadowbrook, AL
Peggy Hobbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
My passion is to help others find healing, peace and empowerment in their life. I offer a warm and welcoming presence as well as curiosity and openness. I have walked with many individuals who have worked through issues of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, relational difficulties and life transitions. I offer a safe place to unpack the story of your life, patterns in your relationships and places of difficulty that have burdened you or have kept you isolated. My hope is that in this work you will experience more authenticity, connection, and healing in your life.
My passion is to help others find healing, peace and empowerment in their life. I offer a warm and welcoming presence as well as curiosity and openness. I have walked with many individuals who have worked through issues of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, relational difficulties and life transitions. I offer a safe place to unpack the story of your life, patterns in your relationships and places of difficulty that have burdened you or have kept you isolated. My hope is that in this work you will experience more authenticity, connection, and healing in your life.
(205) 843-1112 View (205) 843-1112
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Rachel E Lawley
Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
Life problems can create feelings of depression, loneliness, hopelessness, and anxiety. In therapy we explore the reasons for self-defeating behavior. As we become more aware of what we do and why, we can begin to make the necessary changes for a happier, more fulfilling life. Who would you be if you were all that you can be? The ability to be fully yourself, comfortable in your own skin, enjoying your relationships - these possibilities are in you, no matter how great the obstacles you have met in your life. Working together, we will build on your strengths, heal your relationship with yourself, and create lasting change.
Life problems can create feelings of depression, loneliness, hopelessness, and anxiety. In therapy we explore the reasons for self-defeating behavior. As we become more aware of what we do and why, we can begin to make the necessary changes for a happier, more fulfilling life. Who would you be if you were all that you can be? The ability to be fully yourself, comfortable in your own skin, enjoying your relationships - these possibilities are in you, no matter how great the obstacles you have met in your life. Working together, we will build on your strengths, heal your relationship with yourself, and create lasting change.
(205) 289-7023 View (205) 289-7023
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The Well
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, TBRI, MA
Verified Verified
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
The Well Counseling Center is a professional mental health care practice serving the area with office, and/or Telehealth. We sincerely believe there is hope, no matter their situation. With an integrated approach, using psychological proven techniques and skills from a Christian foundation, we draw from a variety of methodologies to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual. We tailor our skills and therapeutic interventions to meet our individual clients’ needs with love and understanding. Sascha is a advanced clinical supervising specialist for teen, child, marital, and online therapy
The Well Counseling Center is a professional mental health care practice serving the area with office, and/or Telehealth. We sincerely believe there is hope, no matter their situation. With an integrated approach, using psychological proven techniques and skills from a Christian foundation, we draw from a variety of methodologies to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual. We tailor our skills and therapeutic interventions to meet our individual clients’ needs with love and understanding. Sascha is a advanced clinical supervising specialist for teen, child, marital, and online therapy
(682) 452-7312 View (682) 452-7312

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Meadowbrook, AL

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Meadowbrook, AL who prioritize treating:

92% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Anxiety
79% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self Esteem
71% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
36% Aetna
36% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Meadowbrook, AL see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Meadowbrook?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.