Therapists in Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ

Photo of Flaget Simms Dubé, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ
Flaget Simms Dubé
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MTS, OTR/L
Verified
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283  (Online Only)
Telehealth Only. I view therapy as a profound journey in which the therapist creates a compassionate, safe space for a client to share at a deep level and explore how life is both good and difficult. I have accompanied those facing depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, sexual abuse, and grief/loss. I hold a Master of Social Work, focused on Trauma Counseling. I have walked with individuals, couples, and families. My training includes EMDR, DBT, ACT, ongoing somatic training, and Inner Child work.
Telehealth Only. I view therapy as a profound journey in which the therapist creates a compassionate, safe space for a client to share at a deep level and explore how life is both good and difficult. I have accompanied those facing depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood disorders, sexual abuse, and grief/loss. I hold a Master of Social Work, focused on Trauma Counseling. I have walked with individuals, couples, and families. My training includes EMDR, DBT, ACT, ongoing somatic training, and Inner Child work.
(480) 571-0287 View (480) 571-0287
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Kevin Jessup
Counselor, MAPC, TAD, MAHR, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283
You don't have to live with things like worry, bad relationships, or regrets. You don't need to keep living without believing... not claiming a dream for your future. There are solutions! I work together with you as AN expert, but you are THE expert who will create and live a better life. I will help you name those thoughts and memories that bother, hurt, or worry you the most. Living with these obsessions day after day cause us to act to relieve that stress in very powerful, sometimes heartbreaking ways. Wouldn't it be great to feel peaceful, or strong, or in love, or powerful, or... Contact me now for your free consultation!
You don't have to live with things like worry, bad relationships, or regrets. You don't need to keep living without believing... not claiming a dream for your future. There are solutions! I work together with you as AN expert, but you are THE expert who will create and live a better life. I will help you name those thoughts and memories that bother, hurt, or worry you the most. Living with these obsessions day after day cause us to act to relieve that stress in very powerful, sometimes heartbreaking ways. Wouldn't it be great to feel peaceful, or strong, or in love, or powerful, or... Contact me now for your free consultation!
(480) 428-1790 x706 View (480) 428-1790 x706
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Danielle Garlington
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283
It’s not a question of “what’s wrong with me?” Rather, it’s putting into context what happened to you and its impact on your life. It’s about confronting the core issues of the past to make a positive change for the future. That’s the kind of philosophy her clients and Danielle have employed together enhancing the quality of life in the process. As a counselor serving court supervised clients of the State of Arizona, Danielle worked on the toughest cases usually involving truama, substance abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence. Sadly, those factors are passed onto others within the household creating generational trauma.
It’s not a question of “what’s wrong with me?” Rather, it’s putting into context what happened to you and its impact on your life. It’s about confronting the core issues of the past to make a positive change for the future. That’s the kind of philosophy her clients and Danielle have employed together enhancing the quality of life in the process. As a counselor serving court supervised clients of the State of Arizona, Danielle worked on the toughest cases usually involving truama, substance abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence. Sadly, those factors are passed onto others within the household creating generational trauma.
(480) 780-2974 x700 View (480) 780-2974 x700
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Kelly Kerrigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283
Accepting new clients. Evening and weekend appointments available. Kelly specializes in working with adults and couples. Her areas of focus include dissociation, trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, relationship problems, and conflict resolution. Her unique and individualized approach to therapy draws upon a variety of modalities including EMDR, psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She understands each person is as unique as their reasons for seeking support.
Accepting new clients. Evening and weekend appointments available. Kelly specializes in working with adults and couples. Her areas of focus include dissociation, trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, relationship problems, and conflict resolution. Her unique and individualized approach to therapy draws upon a variety of modalities including EMDR, psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She understands each person is as unique as their reasons for seeking support.
(928) 212-5160 View (928) 212-5160
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Kammie Jo Furman
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283
My name is Kammie Furman and I am a licensed associate counselor. I have experience working with a gamut of people with a variety of age demographics, gender, sexuality and cultures. I hold three master's degrees in General Psychology, Human Services Counseling, Dobson Center for Parenting and Child/Adolescent, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My skills are in trauma processing, emotional concerns, coping skills, couple challenges, communication, and anger to name a few.
My name is Kammie Furman and I am a licensed associate counselor. I have experience working with a gamut of people with a variety of age demographics, gender, sexuality and cultures. I hold three master's degrees in General Psychology, Human Services Counseling, Dobson Center for Parenting and Child/Adolescent, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. My skills are in trauma processing, emotional concerns, coping skills, couple challenges, communication, and anger to name a few.
(928) 766-4774 View (928) 766-4774
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Kimberly Markins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, BSEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS NOW! Kimberly enjoys helping individuals overcome obstacles in daily life, build self-worth and understand their own unique needs in order to improve their current circumstances. She also likes working with parents who are struggling to understand their strong-willed child, children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, individuals with depression, individuals developing their own identity, and families dealing with transitions or struggling to effectively communicate.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS NOW! Kimberly enjoys helping individuals overcome obstacles in daily life, build self-worth and understand their own unique needs in order to improve their current circumstances. She also likes working with parents who are struggling to understand their strong-willed child, children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, individuals with depression, individuals developing their own identity, and families dealing with transitions or struggling to effectively communicate.
(928) 693-4309 x701 View (928) 693-4309 x701
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Nicole Heim LPC
Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283
Every individual has their needs and wants in life. I work with individuals, couples, or families to achieve goals to maintain a more meaningful lifestyle. My strength is an honest approach so that people know that I am being genuine with them and that I amwith them in the moment. I help people to find out what gets in the way of them being effective in everyday life and help them look to a healthier future. I believe that everyone has the power in themselves to change, and that everyone needs help sometimes to keep moving forward.
Every individual has their needs and wants in life. I work with individuals, couples, or families to achieve goals to maintain a more meaningful lifestyle. My strength is an honest approach so that people know that I am being genuine with them and that I amwith them in the moment. I help people to find out what gets in the way of them being effective in everyday life and help them look to a healthier future. I believe that everyone has the power in themselves to change, and that everyone needs help sometimes to keep moving forward.
(480) 428-3806 View (480) 428-3806
Nicole Carlson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283  (Online Only)
I am an experienced therapist who finds healing in humor, travel, diversity, great food, and a whole lot of bad words. I enjoy working with adults 18+ on a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, vocational and academic concerns, relationship distress, travel fatigue, immigration and cultural concerns, parenting, and more. If you feel lost, out of touch, have a case of the "blahs", or just really don't know where those pieces of happiness are hiding in your life, I've got therapy GPS...so let's go find them.
I am an experienced therapist who finds healing in humor, travel, diversity, great food, and a whole lot of bad words. I enjoy working with adults 18+ on a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, vocational and academic concerns, relationship distress, travel fatigue, immigration and cultural concerns, parenting, and more. If you feel lost, out of touch, have a case of the "blahs", or just really don't know where those pieces of happiness are hiding in your life, I've got therapy GPS...so let's go find them.
(480) 470-0389 View (480) 470-0389
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Maria Donaji Marinero
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283
Hello, my name is Maria Marinero. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor in Phoenix, AZ. It takes courage to reach out and start the process and I am here to remind you that you don’t have to do it alone. I love people and believe in meeting you where you are in your journey and walking alongside you as you actively pursue healing. I provide a safe, genuine, empathetic space to help you explore the places you feel stuck and process through difficult experiences that have had an impact on your life today.
Hello, my name is Maria Marinero. I am a Licensed Associate Counselor in Phoenix, AZ. It takes courage to reach out and start the process and I am here to remind you that you don’t have to do it alone. I love people and believe in meeting you where you are in your journey and walking alongside you as you actively pursue healing. I provide a safe, genuine, empathetic space to help you explore the places you feel stuck and process through difficult experiences that have had an impact on your life today.
(602) 714-9415 View (602) 714-9415
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Karen Lynn Ray
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSc, LPC
Verified
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283
I believe there is hope for anyone who is seeking help both individually and relationally. Sometimes our emotions interfere with us living our best life. It is often necessary to regulate our emotions so that we speak clearly and directly. As a level 3 trained Gottman Couples therapist I believe it is possible to constructively manage conflict so that it will bring greater understanding.
I believe there is hope for anyone who is seeking help both individually and relationally. Sometimes our emotions interfere with us living our best life. It is often necessary to regulate our emotions so that we speak clearly and directly. As a level 3 trained Gottman Couples therapist I believe it is possible to constructively manage conflict so that it will bring greater understanding.
(928) 212-9839 View (928) 212-9839
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Alexis Welsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283
I am an LGBTQ+ affirming clinician. I’m very proud of you for taking the first step of your healing journey! My approach is supportive and collaborative, using a trauma informed and strength based perspective in hopes of creating a safe environment that allows you to be transparent and work towards restoration. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, grief and other trauma related issues. Together we will navigate difficulties, challenges and transitions in order to help you live a more whole life.
I am an LGBTQ+ affirming clinician. I’m very proud of you for taking the first step of your healing journey! My approach is supportive and collaborative, using a trauma informed and strength based perspective in hopes of creating a safe environment that allows you to be transparent and work towards restoration. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, grief and other trauma related issues. Together we will navigate difficulties, challenges and transitions in order to help you live a more whole life.
(480) 680-7344 View (480) 680-7344
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InSync MINDZ
Counselor, DBH, LAC
Verified
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283
Heather L Jelonek holds a Doctorate Degree in Behavioral Health (DBH) offering life coaching services in Tempe. She works with teens, young adults and adults. Many of Heather’s clients come in when they are struggling to adjust to life stressors or with anxiety or social challenges.
Heather L Jelonek holds a Doctorate Degree in Behavioral Health (DBH) offering life coaching services in Tempe. She works with teens, young adults and adults. Many of Heather’s clients come in when they are struggling to adjust to life stressors or with anxiety or social challenges.
(480) 680-0876 View (480) 680-0876
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Aaron Bachler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283
Hello! I welcome adults and couples from all backgrounds, life experiences and affectional orientations. I have experience working with clients with various challenges including anxiety, depression, kink, self-esteem, relationship issues, adverse religious experiences, navigating challenges at work, boundaries and LGBTQIA+ concerns. I am focused on helping clients discover their true potential for growth and I strive to create a caring, compassionate and non-judgmental space for you to be the best version of yourself.
Hello! I welcome adults and couples from all backgrounds, life experiences and affectional orientations. I have experience working with clients with various challenges including anxiety, depression, kink, self-esteem, relationship issues, adverse religious experiences, navigating challenges at work, boundaries and LGBTQIA+ concerns. I am focused on helping clients discover their true potential for growth and I strive to create a caring, compassionate and non-judgmental space for you to be the best version of yourself.
(480) 531-9872 View (480) 531-9872
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Emma Hertzel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283  (Online Only)
***Not currently accepting new patients at this time*** Whether it's a recent loss, a traumatic event, or even our own negative thinking, life circumstances can get in the way of living the life we want. When this becomes overwhelming, sometimes it's hard even to make the simplest decisions. Therapy can help you work through difficult emotions and unhealthy habits that lead to that "stuck" feeling. My job is to help you navigate through the things that get in the way of you living a valued life, a life where you wake up each day feeling confident and motivated to achieve your goals.
***Not currently accepting new patients at this time*** Whether it's a recent loss, a traumatic event, or even our own negative thinking, life circumstances can get in the way of living the life we want. When this becomes overwhelming, sometimes it's hard even to make the simplest decisions. Therapy can help you work through difficult emotions and unhealthy habits that lead to that "stuck" feeling. My job is to help you navigate through the things that get in the way of you living a valued life, a life where you wake up each day feeling confident and motivated to achieve your goals.
(480) 725-5217 View (480) 725-5217
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Annia Salas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP, BC-TMH
Verified
3 Endorsed
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85282  (Online Only)
I usually work with teens, adults, and elders on various topics. I provide private pay telehealth services only at this time. I am also an EMDRIA consultant-in-training and can help you achieve EMDRIA certification. Hablo Espanol. Si estas buscando terapia en Espanol, Espanol es mi segunda idioma y estoy dispuesta a proveer servicios en Espanol or bilingues. Spanish is my second language and I am willing to provide bilingual or Spanish language sessions.
I usually work with teens, adults, and elders on various topics. I provide private pay telehealth services only at this time. I am also an EMDRIA consultant-in-training and can help you achieve EMDRIA certification. Hablo Espanol. Si estas buscando terapia en Espanol, Espanol es mi segunda idioma y estoy dispuesta a proveer servicios en Espanol or bilingues. Spanish is my second language and I am willing to provide bilingual or Spanish language sessions.
(928) 220-8550 View (928) 220-8550
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Geoff Hushaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283
My passion is helping individuals discover their inner strengths and accompanying them on their life journey as they face their challenges and issues.
My passion is helping individuals discover their inner strengths and accompanying them on their life journey as they face their challenges and issues.
(928) 249-8418 View (928) 249-8418
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Kim Romen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
8 Endorsed
Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ 85283
You said you would never stay with someone who cheated. You can’t believe he did this. It's like a nightmare. You are considering divorce but you want to believe him and deep down you want to get through this if it’s possible. You thought you knew him. Could it be possible he loves you like he says he does when he hurt you like this? Did he even consider you? It’s embarrassing to bring this up to anyone. You wonder if people will judge you if you stay and will they ever be able to see him in the same light if you tell people and are able to work it out? You have already talked for hours and don't know how you can get through this.
You said you would never stay with someone who cheated. You can’t believe he did this. It's like a nightmare. You are considering divorce but you want to believe him and deep down you want to get through this if it’s possible. You thought you knew him. Could it be possible he loves you like he says he does when he hurt you like this? Did he even consider you? It’s embarrassing to bring this up to anyone. You wonder if people will judge you if you stay and will they ever be able to see him in the same light if you tell people and are able to work it out? You have already talked for hours and don't know how you can get through this.
(480) 343-2617 View (480) 343-2617

Online Therapists

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Crista Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282
As a queer, person of color, I believe in creating a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive space to assist clients in creating a life that they love. Due to the pandemic, many of us have had more time for reflection than we might have had in the past. Maybe this time of reflection has caused you to question your identity, gender or sexuality. Exploring and integrating your gender or sexuality can feel overwhelming, especially in a world that can be hostile to LGBT/Queer people, but you do not have to do it alone. Seeking help takes courage. You are courageous.
As a queer, person of color, I believe in creating a non-judgmental and culturally sensitive space to assist clients in creating a life that they love. Due to the pandemic, many of us have had more time for reflection than we might have had in the past. Maybe this time of reflection has caused you to question your identity, gender or sexuality. Exploring and integrating your gender or sexuality can feel overwhelming, especially in a world that can be hostile to LGBT/Queer people, but you do not have to do it alone. Seeking help takes courage. You are courageous.
(480) 933-2568 View (480) 933-2568
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Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Tempe, AZ 85284
I strive to help families and couples to build connection and increase their understanding of one another. I seek to provide a comfortable and nonjudgmental place for people to come together and work through life’s challenges. This process includes creating goals and working collaboratively with individuals, families, and couples to meet the needs of each individual involved in therapy.
I strive to help families and couples to build connection and increase their understanding of one another. I seek to provide a comfortable and nonjudgmental place for people to come together and work through life’s challenges. This process includes creating goals and working collaboratively with individuals, families, and couples to meet the needs of each individual involved in therapy.
(480) 360-5476 View (480) 360-5476
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Roxanne Dalpos
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
12 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282
I am a licensed psychotherpist in AZ and nationally certified. I am trained in various techniques that help with the resolution of trauma, abuse, neglect, addiction, and personality corrections. In addition, I can provide testing for behavioral, emotional, personality, and psychological concerns. As the clinical director, I coordinate and oversee our groups and IOP (intensive outpatient) programs. My team includes Spanish speaking services and the ability to work with those who have other concerns such as anxiey, bipolar, depression, ADHD, and emotional dysregulation as part of individual, group, IOP counseling.
I am a licensed psychotherpist in AZ and nationally certified. I am trained in various techniques that help with the resolution of trauma, abuse, neglect, addiction, and personality corrections. In addition, I can provide testing for behavioral, emotional, personality, and psychological concerns. As the clinical director, I coordinate and oversee our groups and IOP (intensive outpatient) programs. My team includes Spanish speaking services and the ability to work with those who have other concerns such as anxiey, bipolar, depression, ADHD, and emotional dysregulation as part of individual, group, IOP counseling.
(480) 382-1929 View (480) 382-1929

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Number of Therapists in Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ

10+

Average cost per session

$132

Therapists in Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Trauma and PTSD
78% Grief
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
72% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
73% BlueCross and BlueShield
33% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Optimist Park NE, Tempe, AZ see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Optimist Park NE, Tempe?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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