Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Photo of Rice Pierce, MSSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rice Pierce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Tired of carrying around your anxiety and depression every day? Does it feel like you’re wearing a full backpack all the time? Do work and relationships add to your life or just use up your energy? If you’re tired of life feeling heavy, I can help you with that. There is a reason for the way you feel, and we will uncover and resolve that reason. Gaining new information that allows manageable change in our lives lightens our daily burden and improves relationships, work, and life. Are you ready to take off that backpack and live less seriously and more freely? If so, I hope you'll give me a call at 602-456-6640 x 101.
Tired of carrying around your anxiety and depression every day? Does it feel like you’re wearing a full backpack all the time? Do work and relationships add to your life or just use up your energy? If you’re tired of life feeling heavy, I can help you with that. There is a reason for the way you feel, and we will uncover and resolve that reason. Gaining new information that allows manageable change in our lives lightens our daily burden and improves relationships, work, and life. Are you ready to take off that backpack and live less seriously and more freely? If so, I hope you'll give me a call at 602-456-6640 x 101.
(602) 560-8118 View (602) 560-8118
Photo of Erika L Thrower, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Erika L Thrower
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Loss of jobs, relationships, chemical addiction, life transitions, trauma, abuse and the stress of day to day living come with an array of thoughts and emotions, which at some points in our lives can become overwhelming. We start to feel like nothing can get better, and began to self destruct or stay stuck, out of fear of the unknown or poor habits. My goal is to best assist and support people in living authentic, balanced lives; navigating increased self-awareness in social systems, past experiences, core beliefs and thoughts and their influence on our daily emotional states, behaviors and actions.
Loss of jobs, relationships, chemical addiction, life transitions, trauma, abuse and the stress of day to day living come with an array of thoughts and emotions, which at some points in our lives can become overwhelming. We start to feel like nothing can get better, and began to self destruct or stay stuck, out of fear of the unknown or poor habits. My goal is to best assist and support people in living authentic, balanced lives; navigating increased self-awareness in social systems, past experiences, core beliefs and thoughts and their influence on our daily emotional states, behaviors and actions.
(480) 566-9225 View (480) 566-9225
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Gina Yanovitch Woman Specialist
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Being a woman with all life's changes is complex and overwhelming. No one ever teaches you ways to cope with the dramatic changes in life. Feeling overwhelmed by change and utter disappointment can feel like a heavy burden you are expected to carry alone. If you would like to learn ways to make sense of your life, change areas that continue to arise as complicated emotions and discover how to break free from resentment, reach out for help!
Being a woman with all life's changes is complex and overwhelming. No one ever teaches you ways to cope with the dramatic changes in life. Feeling overwhelmed by change and utter disappointment can feel like a heavy burden you are expected to carry alone. If you would like to learn ways to make sense of your life, change areas that continue to arise as complicated emotions and discover how to break free from resentment, reach out for help!
(602) 560-9709 View (602) 560-9709
Photo of Kristi Plinski, MSPC, MEd, LAC, Counselor
Kristi Plinski
Counselor, MSPC, MEd, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Currently accepting new clients. Life is an incredible journey. There are times that life events are overwhelming or feel as if they exceed our capacity. These events can lead to anxiety, depression or feelings of being stuck. This level of stress can result in problematic relationships, low self-worth or lack of progress.
Currently accepting new clients. Life is an incredible journey. There are times that life events are overwhelming or feel as if they exceed our capacity. These events can lead to anxiety, depression or feelings of being stuck. This level of stress can result in problematic relationships, low self-worth or lack of progress.
(480) 605-1485 View (480) 605-1485
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Sara Gibson
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Waitlist for new clients
Understanding how and when to begin your therapy journey can oftentimes feel overwhelming, confusing, and even isolating at times. My hope is to support you in this process by providing clarity, insight, encouragement and guidance to make a seemingly-daunting experience feel much more comfortable, and the idea of living a happier and healthier life much more tangible. I believe that bringing about meaningful and long-lasting change must first start with a strong therapeutic connection and trusting environment and welcome my clients to collaborate in creating a solid foundation for their healing and personal growth.
Understanding how and when to begin your therapy journey can oftentimes feel overwhelming, confusing, and even isolating at times. My hope is to support you in this process by providing clarity, insight, encouragement and guidance to make a seemingly-daunting experience feel much more comfortable, and the idea of living a happier and healthier life much more tangible. I believe that bringing about meaningful and long-lasting change must first start with a strong therapeutic connection and trusting environment and welcome my clients to collaborate in creating a solid foundation for their healing and personal growth.
(602) 353-7041 View (602) 353-7041
Cynthia Lowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85012  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or trauma? I'm here to help. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona with over 25 years of experience. I provide compassionate support for those dealing with emotional and physical abuse, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD, and more. Together, we can create a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, and work towards a more fulfilling and happier life.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or trauma? I'm here to help. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona with over 25 years of experience. I provide compassionate support for those dealing with emotional and physical abuse, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD, and more. Together, we can create a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, and work towards a more fulfilling and happier life.
(623) 343-9843 View (623) 343-9843
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Make'da Webb
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085  (Online Only)
I truly care about what you are experiencing. Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, struggling with relationship concerns, or navigating the unique challenges of being part of the LGBTQIA+ community can be incredibly difficult. You don’t have to face these struggles alone. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your feelings, understand your experiences, and develop effective tools to manage life's challenges. My approach is tailored to your individual needs, ensuring that we work together to understand the root causes of your concerns and create a path towards a more balanced you.
I truly care about what you are experiencing. Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, struggling with relationship concerns, or navigating the unique challenges of being part of the LGBTQIA+ community can be incredibly difficult. You don’t have to face these struggles alone. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your feelings, understand your experiences, and develop effective tools to manage life's challenges. My approach is tailored to your individual needs, ensuring that we work together to understand the root causes of your concerns and create a path towards a more balanced you.
(623) 887-5674 View (623) 887-5674
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Liv Ryan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
If you seek a safe, non-judgmental place to heal, unload your concerns, become less anxious, and learn effective ways to get your needs met I can help. Because one size does not fit all, I take an eclectic approach honoring your truth, individuality, sexual orientation, and belief system as it unfolds in context of life circumstances. If you want to improve interpersonal communication, have aha moments of self awareness to release thinking and emotional habits that no longer serve you, together we can craft a plan for you to be the best version of you! I am trauma informed, have experience with veterans, am experienced in EMDR.
If you seek a safe, non-judgmental place to heal, unload your concerns, become less anxious, and learn effective ways to get your needs met I can help. Because one size does not fit all, I take an eclectic approach honoring your truth, individuality, sexual orientation, and belief system as it unfolds in context of life circumstances. If you want to improve interpersonal communication, have aha moments of self awareness to release thinking and emotional habits that no longer serve you, together we can craft a plan for you to be the best version of you! I am trauma informed, have experience with veterans, am experienced in EMDR.
(602) 932-1819 View (602) 932-1819
Photo of Federico Poloni, LAMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Federico Poloni
Marriage & Family Therapist, LAMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Does your home life feel chaotic and exhausting? Do you find yourself in screaming matches with each other? Has behavior become too much and too disruptive? Does ADHD, depression, or anxiety run your life? Maybe these issues have begun to affect your marriage, friendships, or the kid's school. If you are feeling frustrated, tired, anxious or depressed, unhappy with your own reactions and nothing you try seems to be working, then you are in the right place. I work with parents, children (5 and older), and families to strengthen their relationships, equip them to deal with changes, and bring rest, quiet, and peace into the home again.
Does your home life feel chaotic and exhausting? Do you find yourself in screaming matches with each other? Has behavior become too much and too disruptive? Does ADHD, depression, or anxiety run your life? Maybe these issues have begun to affect your marriage, friendships, or the kid's school. If you are feeling frustrated, tired, anxious or depressed, unhappy with your own reactions and nothing you try seems to be working, then you are in the right place. I work with parents, children (5 and older), and families to strengthen their relationships, equip them to deal with changes, and bring rest, quiet, and peace into the home again.
(480) 903-7869 View (480) 903-7869
Photo of Alizabeth Dang, LCPC, LPC, CRC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Alizabeth Dang
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85004  (Online Only)
WELCOME! It's okay not to feel okay all the time. If you are reading my profile, you are courageous and may have a variety of reasons as to why you are wanting to connect with a therapist. Because each person is unique, with different needs and values, I am committed to learning more about you. My goal is to provide you with a safe welcoming environment to focus on your inner self and heal.
WELCOME! It's okay not to feel okay all the time. If you are reading my profile, you are courageous and may have a variety of reasons as to why you are wanting to connect with a therapist. Because each person is unique, with different needs and values, I am committed to learning more about you. My goal is to provide you with a safe welcoming environment to focus on your inner self and heal.
(928) 396-1514 View (928) 396-1514
Photo of Racheal Turner, MS, LPC, Counselor
Racheal Turner
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Hello! I'm Racheal Turner. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor at Turning Point Counseling. As a therapist, my passion is to support people who want to find more acceptance, wholeness, and aliveness in all of who they are. I have a passion for working with individuals and couples on a wide variety of issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, codependency, self- esteem, grief and abuse. I bring my whole heart and authentic self to therapy and draw from several different schools of practice which all center around building a healthy therapeutic relationship.
Hello! I'm Racheal Turner. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor at Turning Point Counseling. As a therapist, my passion is to support people who want to find more acceptance, wholeness, and aliveness in all of who they are. I have a passion for working with individuals and couples on a wide variety of issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, codependency, self- esteem, grief and abuse. I bring my whole heart and authentic self to therapy and draw from several different schools of practice which all center around building a healthy therapeutic relationship.
(480) 910-6242 View (480) 910-6242
Photo of Nancy R Hay, MA, LPC, Counselor
Nancy R Hay
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85020  (Online Only)
I have been helping individuals and couples for over thirty years make positive changes in their lives. Counseling is about changing what is not working in your life, feeling better, and creating new levels of satisfaction, happiness, and peace. If you are experiencing stress or unhappiness and know it's time to do something about it, let my experience and practical approach help you grow in a positive direction. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches and develop a plan to uniquely fit your needs, personality, and goals. My goal is to help you as quickly as possible improve your life.
I have been helping individuals and couples for over thirty years make positive changes in their lives. Counseling is about changing what is not working in your life, feeling better, and creating new levels of satisfaction, happiness, and peace. If you are experiencing stress or unhappiness and know it's time to do something about it, let my experience and practical approach help you grow in a positive direction. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches and develop a plan to uniquely fit your needs, personality, and goals. My goal is to help you as quickly as possible improve your life.
(480) 568-4007 View (480) 568-4007
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Istvan Dioszegi
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Painful experiences often lead us to put up defenses to prevent from falling into overwhelming emotions. These defenses might be perfectionism, escapism, anger towards those close to us, or entering into unhealthy relationships. However doing so disconnects us from ourselves and from the people around us often resulting in experiences of loneliness, shame, anxiety, and depression.
Painful experiences often lead us to put up defenses to prevent from falling into overwhelming emotions. These defenses might be perfectionism, escapism, anger towards those close to us, or entering into unhealthy relationships. However doing so disconnects us from ourselves and from the people around us often resulting in experiences of loneliness, shame, anxiety, and depression.
(602) 962-2392 View (602) 962-2392
Photo of Robert Woodley, LAC, CHT, Counselor
Robert Woodley
Counselor, LAC, CHT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85029
I'm a dedicated clinical therapist, certified hypnotist and a U.S. Veteran, with a passion for helping individuals and couples navigate the complexities of their relationships and individual lives. I have a strong sense of empathy and I'm non-judgmental or biased. Are you feeling depressed? Are you feeling anxious? Do you have a hard time managing anger? Are you having challenges in your relationship? Reach out to me and lets work as a team to overcome those challenges!
I'm a dedicated clinical therapist, certified hypnotist and a U.S. Veteran, with a passion for helping individuals and couples navigate the complexities of their relationships and individual lives. I have a strong sense of empathy and I'm non-judgmental or biased. Are you feeling depressed? Are you feeling anxious? Do you have a hard time managing anger? Are you having challenges in your relationship? Reach out to me and lets work as a team to overcome those challenges!
(623) 304-4813 View (623) 304-4813
Photo of Angela Bonner, MA, LPC, NCC, CFRA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Angela Bonner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CFRA
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85085
*ONLY ACCEPTING FIRST RESPONDERS AT THIS TIME* Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, and/or unresolved trauma? Are your coping skills no longer working or do you find them doing more harm than good? When one is so overwhelmed by their problems it can be very difficult to find the solution to the problem. We as humans will look at the same old situation with old ideas and old perspectives. It can be helpful to get a FRESH, NEUTRAL perspective to that old situation. Together, we can break the dysfunctional cycles of self-doubt, negative self-talk, low self-esteem among other areas of difficulties.
*ONLY ACCEPTING FIRST RESPONDERS AT THIS TIME* Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, and/or unresolved trauma? Are your coping skills no longer working or do you find them doing more harm than good? When one is so overwhelmed by their problems it can be very difficult to find the solution to the problem. We as humans will look at the same old situation with old ideas and old perspectives. It can be helpful to get a FRESH, NEUTRAL perspective to that old situation. Together, we can break the dysfunctional cycles of self-doubt, negative self-talk, low self-esteem among other areas of difficulties.
(623) 866-4684 View (623) 866-4684
Photo of Cristina Morue, MC, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Cristina Morue
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85086
Making healthy changes in life can be difficult when experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, job stressors, and other challenges. I believe in taking a non judgmental approach, while providing a caring and safe therapeutic environment. My goal at True Self Counseling is to help you gain a new perspective and provide you with skills to help you move forward in life.
Making healthy changes in life can be difficult when experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, job stressors, and other challenges. I believe in taking a non judgmental approach, while providing a caring and safe therapeutic environment. My goal at True Self Counseling is to help you gain a new perspective and provide you with skills to help you move forward in life.
(928) 272-3953 View (928) 272-3953
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Bryan Terence Gastelle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85008  (Online Only)
My goal is always to learn your wellness goals and help you reach them on your terms. I take the guess work out of treatment and give the power back to my clients. Change can be a challenge, but I will be there with you every step of the way.
My goal is always to learn your wellness goals and help you reach them on your terms. I take the guess work out of treatment and give the power back to my clients. Change can be a challenge, but I will be there with you every step of the way.
(928) 437-1734 View (928) 437-1734
Photo of Megan Smith, MSPC, LPC, PMH-C, Licensed Professional Counselor
Megan Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSPC, LPC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
NOW Accepting New Clients at Run Your Life Counseling! Life is a journey which can be wonderful at times, but it can also be a difficult process and adjustment. If you are struggling with feeling sad or overwhelmed, you are not alone, and I am here to help! I offer emotional and therapeutic support to those experiencing anxiety and depressive symptoms due to life transitions. My passion is helping individuals navigate their journey to and through life goals.
NOW Accepting New Clients at Run Your Life Counseling! Life is a journey which can be wonderful at times, but it can also be a difficult process and adjustment. If you are struggling with feeling sad or overwhelmed, you are not alone, and I am here to help! I offer emotional and therapeutic support to those experiencing anxiety and depressive symptoms due to life transitions. My passion is helping individuals navigate their journey to and through life goals.
(480) 508-9502 View (480) 508-9502
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Untethered Wellness
MSN , APRN, FNP, PMHNP
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85044
I am a nurse practitioner with dual certifications in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. With over 30 years in health care, I bring a unique set of work experiences that have fostered my passion for helping those most in need. My path in nursing has not been a linear one. Every experience that put me on this path has shaped my passion and dedication to promoting, enhancing, and restoring balance and health to mind, body, and soul. I take a personalized and evidence-based integrative approach, utilizing conventional and alternative therapies to individualize care. Together, we will uncover the root causes of disease and restore healthy function through a personalized patient experience.
I am a nurse practitioner with dual certifications in Family Medicine and Psychiatry. With over 30 years in health care, I bring a unique set of work experiences that have fostered my passion for helping those most in need. My path in nursing has not been a linear one. Every experience that put me on this path has shaped my passion and dedication to promoting, enhancing, and restoring balance and health to mind, body, and soul. I take a personalized and evidence-based integrative approach, utilizing conventional and alternative therapies to individualize care. Together, we will uncover the root causes of disease and restore healthy function through a personalized patient experience.
(928) 770-6604 View (928) 770-6604
Photo of Carmen Caruso, MS, LMHC, LPCC, LPC, Counselor
Carmen Caruso
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
You’re wrong again! Or at least thats what you’ve been told over & over again, to the point that your brain feels like its floating in acid water, slowing dissolving your ability to perceive any given situation, event or memory of a conversation accurately. You don’t recall having problems with memory or perception before this relationship. You’re struggling to make sense of every day things. This is just one of the effects of narcissistic abuse. It's called gaslighting, it's an insidious tool used to erode your ability to perceive reality and its also one of the most common tools used by a narcissist to control and manipulate you.
You’re wrong again! Or at least thats what you’ve been told over & over again, to the point that your brain feels like its floating in acid water, slowing dissolving your ability to perceive any given situation, event or memory of a conversation accurately. You don’t recall having problems with memory or perception before this relationship. You’re struggling to make sense of every day things. This is just one of the effects of narcissistic abuse. It's called gaslighting, it's an insidious tool used to erode your ability to perceive reality and its also one of the most common tools used by a narcissist to control and manipulate you.
(480) 405-0596 View (480) 405-0596
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Number of Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

2,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Phoenix, AZ who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
84% Depression
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
69% Stress
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Phoenix, AZ see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Phoenix?

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.