Therapists in University, Riverside, CA

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Dretona T. Maddox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, RN-PHN, LCSW
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507
Not accepting new clients
I am a registered nurse and a licensed clinical social worker in California with over 28 years as a nurse and 13 years of experience working as a trauma therapist and wellness coach. I help teen parents and former teen parents heal from the psychological and emotional trauma of early parenting. I also help women heal from the trauma of abortion. I have a wealth of knowledge and experience in bridging the mind and body connection to health and wellness.
I am a registered nurse and a licensed clinical social worker in California with over 28 years as a nurse and 13 years of experience working as a trauma therapist and wellness coach. I help teen parents and former teen parents heal from the psychological and emotional trauma of early parenting. I also help women heal from the trauma of abortion. I have a wealth of knowledge and experience in bridging the mind and body connection to health and wellness.
(855) 466-7059 View (855) 466-7059
Julio Paramo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University, Riverside, CA 92507  (Online Only)
Do you often feel anxious, depressed, or just feeling "stuck" and don't know why, or can't seem to move forward with your life? You are not alone! Sometimes unresolved issues of the past like complex trauma can be confusing, scary and not easily understood how they may be running your life. If you identify with these challenges, you can begin to take charge today by making small but powerful changes that can ultimately lead to a fulfilled life!
Do you often feel anxious, depressed, or just feeling "stuck" and don't know why, or can't seem to move forward with your life? You are not alone! Sometimes unresolved issues of the past like complex trauma can be confusing, scary and not easily understood how they may be running your life. If you identify with these challenges, you can begin to take charge today by making small but powerful changes that can ultimately lead to a fulfilled life!
(951) 338-9264 View (951) 338-9264
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Joyce Yue Zhou
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I am an MFT and PCC trainee. Life often presents us with uncertainty, challenges, and emotional hurdles that can obscure our path to happiness and fulfillment. It might be trauma, grief, anxiety, or unresolved emotions, but there's always a glimmer of hope, and you're never alone on this journey. Pain is not a permanent obstacle. With proper care and nourishment, there is a great chance to transform into memories without lingering harsh feelings.
Hi! I am an MFT and PCC trainee. Life often presents us with uncertainty, challenges, and emotional hurdles that can obscure our path to happiness and fulfillment. It might be trauma, grief, anxiety, or unresolved emotions, but there's always a glimmer of hope, and you're never alone on this journey. Pain is not a permanent obstacle. With proper care and nourishment, there is a great chance to transform into memories without lingering harsh feelings.
(909) 488-4097 View (909) 488-4097
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Rebecca Becky Tekeian
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression? Is it keeping you from doing the things that you love and functioning the way that you want to? Is it creeping up on you when you least expect? Or are life's struggles too hard to carry on your shoulders, too much to keep on going? At times, these issues are there and intended for us to process through, to overcome the challenges and know how to have coping skills and tools to battle them again in the future. Trauma is no different, and as it holds you back from doing the things you love, learn how to stop that cycle, and take control of it.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression? Is it keeping you from doing the things that you love and functioning the way that you want to? Is it creeping up on you when you least expect? Or are life's struggles too hard to carry on your shoulders, too much to keep on going? At times, these issues are there and intended for us to process through, to overcome the challenges and know how to have coping skills and tools to battle them again in the future. Trauma is no different, and as it holds you back from doing the things you love, learn how to stop that cycle, and take control of it.
(909) 328-1543 View (909) 328-1543
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Gloria Wetterstrom
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507  (Online Only)
Gloria Wetterstrom is a Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adults, 18 and older, by helping them to develop the necessary tools to increase their quality of life. Gloria earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology from California State University, Chico in 2009. She has experience working with at risk youth and their families as well as transitional age young adults in building and strengthening independent living skills. Gloria has many years of experience working with adult survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence in addition to having a part-time private practice.
Gloria Wetterstrom is a Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adults, 18 and older, by helping them to develop the necessary tools to increase their quality of life. Gloria earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology from California State University, Chico in 2009. She has experience working with at risk youth and their families as well as transitional age young adults in building and strengthening independent living skills. Gloria has many years of experience working with adult survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence in addition to having a part-time private practice.
(951) 262-8198 View (951) 262-8198
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Desiree Jacobs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507
Desiree Jacobs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2006. She has a Master of Social Work from University of the Philippines and a BS in Social Work from St. Louis University. Desiree helps clients through Motivational Interviewing and using Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She can be their ally in terms of their mental health needs, and they can rely on her. Desiree is there with you because she cares for your safety as your life is worthy.
Desiree Jacobs is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California who has been practicing since 2006. She has a Master of Social Work from University of the Philippines and a BS in Social Work from St. Louis University. Desiree helps clients through Motivational Interviewing and using Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She can be their ally in terms of their mental health needs, and they can rely on her. Desiree is there with you because she cares for your safety as your life is worthy.
(951) 963-3858 View (951) 963-3858
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Nancy Alvarenga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507
Nancy is a mental health therapist who has been practicing since 2010. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Social Work. Her areas of specialty include anxiety/depression, family relationships, life transitions, inter-generational trauma and trauma recovery. Nancy utilizes a strengths-based approach to help cultivate a safe space and draws upon a broad range of therapeutic interventions to support her clients on their journey of healing and self-empowerment.
Nancy is a mental health therapist who has been practicing since 2010. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Social Work. Her areas of specialty include anxiety/depression, family relationships, life transitions, inter-generational trauma and trauma recovery. Nancy utilizes a strengths-based approach to help cultivate a safe space and draws upon a broad range of therapeutic interventions to support her clients on their journey of healing and self-empowerment.
(951) 477-5420 View (951) 477-5420
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Judith Willhide-James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507
Change is difficult. It takes courage, strength, and commitment to want to improve your life. Whether you are wanting to make behavioral, , emotional, spiritual, interpersonal, or health-related changes, I will help you explore these issues in depth. I am a generalist who works with adults and adolescents related to issues of depression, anxiety, and panic insomnia,, PTSD, anger, relationships, parenting, and many other concerns. I consider it an honor to journey with you as you strive to improve yourself, your life and your relationships.
Change is difficult. It takes courage, strength, and commitment to want to improve your life. Whether you are wanting to make behavioral, , emotional, spiritual, interpersonal, or health-related changes, I will help you explore these issues in depth. I am a generalist who works with adults and adolescents related to issues of depression, anxiety, and panic insomnia,, PTSD, anger, relationships, parenting, and many other concerns. I consider it an honor to journey with you as you strive to improve yourself, your life and your relationships.
(323) 205-7088 View (323) 205-7088
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Dexter Chia
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507
Dr. Dexter Chia is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2018. He has a Psy. D. from Loma Linda University, an M. A. from Pepperdine University, and a Bachelor's from UC Santa Cruz. At the onset of therapy, Dr. Chia utilizes a humanistic approach to better understand and grow a bond with his clients. When they have developed a working relationship, Dr. Chia employs a cognitive-behavioral framework to collaboratively reflect and assess what to guide therapy toward. Outside of work, Dr. Chia hiking, travel, trying new food, and watching movies/sports (basketball and football in particular).
Dr. Dexter Chia is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2018. He has a Psy. D. from Loma Linda University, an M. A. from Pepperdine University, and a Bachelor's from UC Santa Cruz. At the onset of therapy, Dr. Chia utilizes a humanistic approach to better understand and grow a bond with his clients. When they have developed a working relationship, Dr. Chia employs a cognitive-behavioral framework to collaboratively reflect and assess what to guide therapy toward. Outside of work, Dr. Chia hiking, travel, trying new food, and watching movies/sports (basketball and football in particular).
(951) 498-5420 View (951) 498-5420
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Carrie Cooper
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507
Carrie Anne Cooper is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2001. She was a Navy brat and has lived all over the world. She went to school in Asia from age 7 to about 11 years old. Carrie graduated high school in California and has lived in Southern California ever since. She went to the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and went to Pepperdine University for her Master's Degree. Carrie has been working in the field of psychology for more than 20 years, working with a variety of populations and diagnoses.
Carrie Anne Cooper is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2001. She was a Navy brat and has lived all over the world. She went to school in Asia from age 7 to about 11 years old. Carrie graduated high school in California and has lived in Southern California ever since. She went to the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and went to Pepperdine University for her Master's Degree. Carrie has been working in the field of psychology for more than 20 years, working with a variety of populations and diagnoses.
(909) 324-5026 View (909) 324-5026
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Shana Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507
Shana Butler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2011. Shana creates safe spaces for clients and elicits their strengths to assist them to become the best versions of themselves via the use of clinical strategies. Her goal is to empower each client from an individualized view and provide support in challenging times. Outside of work, Shana enjoys mindfulness capers, Starbucks, friends, great places/good people, and just being outdoors.
Shana Butler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2011. Shana creates safe spaces for clients and elicits their strengths to assist them to become the best versions of themselves via the use of clinical strategies. Her goal is to empower each client from an individualized view and provide support in challenging times. Outside of work, Shana enjoys mindfulness capers, Starbucks, friends, great places/good people, and just being outdoors.
(909) 345-8683 View (909) 345-8683
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Mark A Williams
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University, Riverside, CA 92507
I value the importance of creating a safe, supportive and collaborative environment to help facilitate personal growth and healing from the overwhelming challenges we sometimes face in life. Pain is part of our human experience. However, suffering does not have to be. My focus is to provide my clients with practical and effective interventions that are tailored to their specific needs. My clinical practice is highly informed by principles of neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology and evidenced based psychological interventions. My aim is to assist, encourage and empower my clients on their path forward in reaching their goals.
I value the importance of creating a safe, supportive and collaborative environment to help facilitate personal growth and healing from the overwhelming challenges we sometimes face in life. Pain is part of our human experience. However, suffering does not have to be. My focus is to provide my clients with practical and effective interventions that are tailored to their specific needs. My clinical practice is highly informed by principles of neuroscience, interpersonal neurobiology and evidenced based psychological interventions. My aim is to assist, encourage and empower my clients on their path forward in reaching their goals.
(909) 351-3086 View (909) 351-3086
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Gregory S Wohl
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507
As a Christian therapist, the well-being of you and your family is very important to me. Over the past 35+ years of counseling I have seen a variety of conditions that harm individuals and their relationships. Though these issues can be painful and complex, there are basic underlying principles, that when properly grasped, unleash healing that lasts a lifetime. This kind of healing does not begin with psychological tools and techniques, but with changes in the heart that only God can create. For this reason, letting go of unforgiveness, fear and pride is essential to healing that lasts.
As a Christian therapist, the well-being of you and your family is very important to me. Over the past 35+ years of counseling I have seen a variety of conditions that harm individuals and their relationships. Though these issues can be painful and complex, there are basic underlying principles, that when properly grasped, unleash healing that lasts a lifetime. This kind of healing does not begin with psychological tools and techniques, but with changes in the heart that only God can create. For this reason, letting go of unforgiveness, fear and pride is essential to healing that lasts.
(951) 916-4862 View (951) 916-4862
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Victoria E. Montes-Vu
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR, RPT™
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
University, Riverside, CA 92507  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You've experienced some tough stuff in your life, even traumatic things. It's left your body feeling on edge and emotionally, you have overwhelming guilt, anger, sadness, anxiety, isolation and a constant lack of self-worth. You're tired of your past showing up in your day to day and you just want to find some peace and freedom from the pain.
You've experienced some tough stuff in your life, even traumatic things. It's left your body feeling on edge and emotionally, you have overwhelming guilt, anger, sadness, anxiety, isolation and a constant lack of self-worth. You're tired of your past showing up in your day to day and you just want to find some peace and freedom from the pain.
(951) 824-7350 View (951) 824-7350
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Jodi Dorson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507
Helping children, adolescents, and their families is important to me. Having spent 17 years working with children in educational settings, I understand the struggles families face when dealing with behavioral and social issues, poor academic performance, learning disabilities, and mental health issues. Families may be faced with unexpected challenges such as loss of a loved one, loss of a job, or divorce. Not being able to help your child or teen with problems they face, or not being able to bring your family together as a loving unit can be frustrating and disheartening as a parent.
Helping children, adolescents, and their families is important to me. Having spent 17 years working with children in educational settings, I understand the struggles families face when dealing with behavioral and social issues, poor academic performance, learning disabilities, and mental health issues. Families may be faced with unexpected challenges such as loss of a loved one, loss of a job, or divorce. Not being able to help your child or teen with problems they face, or not being able to bring your family together as a loving unit can be frustrating and disheartening as a parent.
(951) 373-3060 View (951) 373-3060
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Kerry Mccoy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507
I have helped my clients to address relationship challenges, career stresses and transitions, depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and the effects of past trauma. Among others, I work with individuals facing tough transitions, grappling with questions about identity and purpose, suffering grief or loss, or struggling in their relationships. In our first session we will talk about what brings you to therapy, and together develop a plan that directly addresses your needs. My style is non judgmental and interactive, providing a safe place where you can heal, gain insight, and together we'll make way for growth.
I have helped my clients to address relationship challenges, career stresses and transitions, depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and the effects of past trauma. Among others, I work with individuals facing tough transitions, grappling with questions about identity and purpose, suffering grief or loss, or struggling in their relationships. In our first session we will talk about what brings you to therapy, and together develop a plan that directly addresses your needs. My style is non judgmental and interactive, providing a safe place where you can heal, gain insight, and together we'll make way for growth.
(951) 425-4054 View (951) 425-4054
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Good Hope Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University, Riverside, CA 92507
I am a generalist who works with adult clients on a variety of different issues including depression, insomnia, anxiety and panic, PTSD, anger, relationships, parenting, and many other concerns. I also conduct bariatric and spinal cord stimulator pre-surgical evaluations.
I am a generalist who works with adult clients on a variety of different issues including depression, insomnia, anxiety and panic, PTSD, anger, relationships, parenting, and many other concerns. I also conduct bariatric and spinal cord stimulator pre-surgical evaluations.
(951) 934-0281 View (951) 934-0281
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Bilingual Therapist Mercedes C. Harrison-Hinestroza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University, Riverside, CA 92507  (Online Only)
We as human beings are impacted by the experiences of our lives even from before birth to present. Sometimes, some of these experiences are so destructive that make us feel trapped, without knowing what to do. In turn, these feelings negatively alter the way we relate to others and ourselves and produce symptoms of depression; anxiety; insecurity; panic attacks; and compulsive, controlling, aggressive or abusive behaviors. All these symptoms are defensive reactions and indicative that something, deep inside us is not well and that we need help.
We as human beings are impacted by the experiences of our lives even from before birth to present. Sometimes, some of these experiences are so destructive that make us feel trapped, without knowing what to do. In turn, these feelings negatively alter the way we relate to others and ourselves and produce symptoms of depression; anxiety; insecurity; panic attacks; and compulsive, controlling, aggressive or abusive behaviors. All these symptoms are defensive reactions and indicative that something, deep inside us is not well and that we need help.
(909) 344-5460 View (909) 344-5460
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Debra L Valentine
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
University, Riverside, CA 92507  (Online Only)
I believe everyone has the ability to become stronger, even in the face of great challenges. As a therapist, I provide an open and affirming space for my clients to explore what makes them strong and resilient. In my practice, I seek to create a safe and warm environment to heal and create lasting change. I am a passionate listener and use empathy as a tool for helping my clients realize their true potential. While I often challenge my clients to delve deeply, I recognize that everyone has different needs and comes to therapy with unique circumstances.
I believe everyone has the ability to become stronger, even in the face of great challenges. As a therapist, I provide an open and affirming space for my clients to explore what makes them strong and resilient. In my practice, I seek to create a safe and warm environment to heal and create lasting change. I am a passionate listener and use empathy as a tool for helping my clients realize their true potential. While I often challenge my clients to delve deeply, I recognize that everyone has different needs and comes to therapy with unique circumstances.
(657) 255-5567 View (657) 255-5567
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Jill A Johnson-Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
University, Riverside, CA 92507
I offer support, reorganizing, and reimagining life for those coping with chronic illness, dementia, and losses of all kinds. If you need help getting through grief that's what I do. For the time being I am online, where I meet clients and lead grief and dementia groups. My grief groups are 8 weeks, focused on working through the loss, and getting you to your new life. The dementia group is the 3rd Saturday of each month at https://www.facebook.com/Riversidedementiasupport/- and it's free of charge. I approach life, and therapy looking for the joy while managing the tough times- not letting them manage life. Call to see me.
I offer support, reorganizing, and reimagining life for those coping with chronic illness, dementia, and losses of all kinds. If you need help getting through grief that's what I do. For the time being I am online, where I meet clients and lead grief and dementia groups. My grief groups are 8 weeks, focused on working through the loss, and getting you to your new life. The dementia group is the 3rd Saturday of each month at https://www.facebook.com/Riversidedementiasupport/- and it's free of charge. I approach life, and therapy looking for the joy while managing the tough times- not letting them manage life. Call to see me.
(951) 999-4954 View (951) 999-4954

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in University, Riverside, CA

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in University, Riverside, CA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
68% Self Esteem
68% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Cigna and Evernorth
80% Aetna
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in University, Riverside, CA see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
22% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in University, Riverside?

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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.