Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO

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Photo of David Mills, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
David Mills
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Insecurities can make us feel like there isn’t hope, but there is a path forward. Finding a counselor can be a difficult step, but once that first step is made, you’re on your way to living a more fulfilled life! My priority is to help you meet your goals and send you on your way, not to be your counselor for years on end. Anxiety, depression, bad relationships, and anger can be the source of distress, but I want to be able to show you that there are ways to alleviate the impact of these concerns.
Insecurities can make us feel like there isn’t hope, but there is a path forward. Finding a counselor can be a difficult step, but once that first step is made, you’re on your way to living a more fulfilled life! My priority is to help you meet your goals and send you on your way, not to be your counselor for years on end. Anxiety, depression, bad relationships, and anger can be the source of distress, but I want to be able to show you that there are ways to alleviate the impact of these concerns.
(719) 695-5703 View (719) 695-5703
Photo of David Lee Franks, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
David Lee Franks
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LAC, NCC
Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
I take an evidence-based approach to therapy yet recognize that finding the right therapist can be a bit overwhelming and scary. I work to build a non-judgemental and honest space where patients feel comfortable exploring concerns and issues. I bring a background of military experience in both peace time and combat operations and enjoy working with military members/first responders, and spouses. By personalizing therapy and offering a nonjudgmental stance, I help those struggling with addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and grief learn to cope in more effective ways.
I take an evidence-based approach to therapy yet recognize that finding the right therapist can be a bit overwhelming and scary. I work to build a non-judgemental and honest space where patients feel comfortable exploring concerns and issues. I bring a background of military experience in both peace time and combat operations and enjoy working with military members/first responders, and spouses. By personalizing therapy and offering a nonjudgmental stance, I help those struggling with addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and grief learn to cope in more effective ways.
(719) 735-8962 View (719) 735-8962
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Rose Mary Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, DCC
Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
I am a patient, insightful, and encouraging therapist with 20 years of experience in a variety of therapeutic settings. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I work with clients ages 16 years old up through the adult life span. Client issues I work with range from low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, OCD, couple's counseling (communication skill building), grief & loss, stress and anger management. As a cognitive/behavioral therapist, I thoroughly enjoy working with clients who have a wide variety of issues and concerns. Additionally, I am trained in life coaching and mediation.
I am a patient, insightful, and encouraging therapist with 20 years of experience in a variety of therapeutic settings. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I work with clients ages 16 years old up through the adult life span. Client issues I work with range from low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, OCD, couple's counseling (communication skill building), grief & loss, stress and anger management. As a cognitive/behavioral therapist, I thoroughly enjoy working with clients who have a wide variety of issues and concerns. Additionally, I am trained in life coaching and mediation.
(719) 355-8476 View (719) 355-8476
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Seed of Change Counseling & Neurotherapy Service
Psychologist, LPC, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, difficult relationships, past traumas, or problematic ways of coping, we're here to help. At Seed of Change Counseling Services, we approach treatment by focusing not only you as an individual, but you as part of a family. This means we will talk about not only your difficulties, but your strengths. Not only your thoughts and emotions, but your physical well-being. In counseling, it is our relationship that provides a safe place to explore change. By working together collaboratively today, we will plant the seeds that will help you grow.
Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, difficult relationships, past traumas, or problematic ways of coping, we're here to help. At Seed of Change Counseling Services, we approach treatment by focusing not only you as an individual, but you as part of a family. This means we will talk about not only your difficulties, but your strengths. Not only your thoughts and emotions, but your physical well-being. In counseling, it is our relationship that provides a safe place to explore change. By working together collaboratively today, we will plant the seeds that will help you grow.
(719) 427-2492 View (719) 427-2492
Photo of Denise Kainoa, Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
Denise Kainoa
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate , MFTC
Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Relationships are one of the most important parts of one’s life. Our happiness and satisfaction in life depend on the quality of our most treasured relationships. I work to help couples and individuals to find healing and recovery from trauma and loss of interest. Many couples work to find each other again with a renewed commitment, equipped with communication tools, and a greater understanding of one another. As a military spouse, I understand how life can throw a huge curve ball and impact your growth as a person and in your relationship. No matter how challenging things may seem, you will have the support to persevere.
Relationships are one of the most important parts of one’s life. Our happiness and satisfaction in life depend on the quality of our most treasured relationships. I work to help couples and individuals to find healing and recovery from trauma and loss of interest. Many couples work to find each other again with a renewed commitment, equipped with communication tools, and a greater understanding of one another. As a military spouse, I understand how life can throw a huge curve ball and impact your growth as a person and in your relationship. No matter how challenging things may seem, you will have the support to persevere.
(719) 417-7991 View (719) 417-7991
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Stephanie A Shubert
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80921  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in supporting adults who have ADHD and military family issues. I love working with people who might call themselves “messy,” who have not lived life in the straight line they perceive others to be living Whether it is coping with overwhelm of another PCS or deployment, or fearing they'll be "discovered" as incompetent or lazy; you can trust me to hear your story, even the chapters you might hide from others. My goal is to provide you with the space to explore what is holding you back.
I specialize in supporting adults who have ADHD and military family issues. I love working with people who might call themselves “messy,” who have not lived life in the straight line they perceive others to be living Whether it is coping with overwhelm of another PCS or deployment, or fearing they'll be "discovered" as incompetent or lazy; you can trust me to hear your story, even the chapters you might hide from others. My goal is to provide you with the space to explore what is holding you back.
(719) 350-5377 View (719) 350-5377
Photo of Barbra Styles, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Barbra Styles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
I am a mother to 3 adult children, grandmother to the sweetest girl, and the wife of a very gifted husband. As a therapist, I've been challenged in treating people to a standard or healed. Every medical profession, except that of mental health, has a standard to bring a client to, in order to be considered healthy or healed. The Optometrist corrects vision to 20/20, a dentist corrects teeth to be straight or with no cavities, an orthopedic doctor corrects broken bones back in alignment. Therapists are called on to help restore, heal, and empower clients to move forward in life.
I am a mother to 3 adult children, grandmother to the sweetest girl, and the wife of a very gifted husband. As a therapist, I've been challenged in treating people to a standard or healed. Every medical profession, except that of mental health, has a standard to bring a client to, in order to be considered healthy or healed. The Optometrist corrects vision to 20/20, a dentist corrects teeth to be straight or with no cavities, an orthopedic doctor corrects broken bones back in alignment. Therapists are called on to help restore, heal, and empower clients to move forward in life.
(719) 974-4581 View (719) 974-4581
Photo of Evan Burton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Evan Burton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
I wonder if you've ever found yourself waking up in the middle of the night feeling consumed by thoughts of regret, worry, and self denigration. You feel frozen either because there are too many options or the options available to you are hard to visualize due to the fog of self-doubt that remains stagnant due to a history of prior "mistakes." Now imagine that the fog slowly starts to lift. You suddenly start to question the validity of your personal criticisms. They don't go away entirely, but you start to turn the volume down, and as you do so, you now see your mistakes as opportunities for growth and fulfillment.
I wonder if you've ever found yourself waking up in the middle of the night feeling consumed by thoughts of regret, worry, and self denigration. You feel frozen either because there are too many options or the options available to you are hard to visualize due to the fog of self-doubt that remains stagnant due to a history of prior "mistakes." Now imagine that the fog slowly starts to lift. You suddenly start to question the validity of your personal criticisms. They don't go away entirely, but you start to turn the volume down, and as you do so, you now see your mistakes as opportunities for growth and fulfillment.
(719) 350-6129 View (719) 350-6129
Photo of Rosanne Morin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Rosanne Morin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MCC, LPC, EMDR
Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Life is sometimes a struggle but you are not alone. Just by reading this, you have taken the most difficult step--reaching out. Whatever your struggle--a difficult relationship, loss or change, painful memories, or you're not sure--I can help. Are you feeling sad, angry, overwhelmed, or powerless? Perhaps low self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, depression, or fear block you from moving forward. My focus is to provide a safe place to be heard, understood, and supported. We will work together to find answers, direction, and peace. My own healing journey shapes my approach with compassion, empathy, and insights--all without judgment.
Life is sometimes a struggle but you are not alone. Just by reading this, you have taken the most difficult step--reaching out. Whatever your struggle--a difficult relationship, loss or change, painful memories, or you're not sure--I can help. Are you feeling sad, angry, overwhelmed, or powerless? Perhaps low self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, depression, or fear block you from moving forward. My focus is to provide a safe place to be heard, understood, and supported. We will work together to find answers, direction, and peace. My own healing journey shapes my approach with compassion, empathy, and insights--all without judgment.
(719) 766-7662 View (719) 766-7662
Photo of Samantha Perez, Pre-Licensed Professional in Colorado Springs, CO
Samantha Perez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPCC, CASAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
When I think of my ideal client, it isn’t a specific population or problem. My ideal client would be someone who comes to therapy and is willing to do the work it takes to progress in their own lives. I can only help those who want to be helped, and if given the opportunity I’d love to guide them through the process.
When I think of my ideal client, it isn’t a specific population or problem. My ideal client would be someone who comes to therapy and is willing to do the work it takes to progress in their own lives. I can only help those who want to be helped, and if given the opportunity I’d love to guide them through the process.
(719) 735-4864 View (719) 735-4864
Photo of David Franks, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
David Franks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LAC, LPC, NCC, EMDR-C/
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
If you are looking for someone to be open, honest, and integrate evidence-based practices to help you with addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, life, marriage and family issues, and military transition, then you are in the right place. I am also offering discounted rates for court ordered substance abuse assessments.
If you are looking for someone to be open, honest, and integrate evidence-based practices to help you with addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, life, marriage and family issues, and military transition, then you are in the right place. I am also offering discounted rates for court ordered substance abuse assessments.
(719) 625-3726 View (719) 625-3726
Photo of Julia Fitzgerald Ness, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Julia Fitzgerald Ness
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
I enjoy working with patients who are just as diverse as their issues. I have enjoyed working with families, couples, individuals, inmates in the Georgia DOC, soldiers, and those suffering from addictions. I have experience helping those suffering from trauma and other issues. I believe in a holistic approach, focusing not just on a patient's mental health, but helping them address issues they feel the desire to work on such as, occupational, spiritual, change of life. and health.
I enjoy working with patients who are just as diverse as their issues. I have enjoyed working with families, couples, individuals, inmates in the Georgia DOC, soldiers, and those suffering from addictions. I have experience helping those suffering from trauma and other issues. I believe in a holistic approach, focusing not just on a patient's mental health, but helping them address issues they feel the desire to work on such as, occupational, spiritual, change of life. and health.
(719) 581-4982 View (719) 581-4982
Photo of Sarah Brickens, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
Sarah Brickens
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
At times it can be easy to keep a smile on your face and pretend that everything is okay when deep down it’s not. Many of us go through the motions of life without processing the events that have happened to us or the emotions we feel. Along with this can come the challenge of finding a safe place to process, share, and feel without judgment. I want to walk alongside you in life so you can thrive and practice emotional regulation.
At times it can be easy to keep a smile on your face and pretend that everything is okay when deep down it’s not. Many of us go through the motions of life without processing the events that have happened to us or the emotions we feel. Along with this can come the challenge of finding a safe place to process, share, and feel without judgment. I want to walk alongside you in life so you can thrive and practice emotional regulation.
(719) 988-3124 View (719) 988-3124
Photo of Elicia Hulmes, Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO
Elicia Hulmes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, LMFT
Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Deciding whether to get therapy can be an intimidating process. I completely understand this and the fact that each person has their own unique qualities and needs. I can help you develop goals and guide you in the direction of those goals with a genuine and sincere sense of truth. My therapeutic approach is direct yet down to earth. I teach a lot of skills for people to practice at home. I meet people where they are in life and appreciate them for who they are.
Deciding whether to get therapy can be an intimidating process. I completely understand this and the fact that each person has their own unique qualities and needs. I can help you develop goals and guide you in the direction of those goals with a genuine and sincere sense of truth. My therapeutic approach is direct yet down to earth. I teach a lot of skills for people to practice at home. I meet people where they are in life and appreciate them for who they are.
(719) 259-0136 View (719) 259-0136
Photo of River Hansen, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
River Hansen, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR, Couples, Trauma
Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Deciding to go into therapy is not an easy decision and equally important is finding the right therapist. For this reason, I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation so that we meet and so that you can assess if I am the therapist for you. With over 24 years experience in private practice, I would be happy to assist you in this process. I am an attentive, empathetic and caring counselor. I also counsel via Psychology Today VIDEO sessions, as well as phone for those who cannot come into my office. Please call for a meet and greet.
Deciding to go into therapy is not an easy decision and equally important is finding the right therapist. For this reason, I offer a complimentary 30-minute consultation so that we meet and so that you can assess if I am the therapist for you. With over 24 years experience in private practice, I would be happy to assist you in this process. I am an attentive, empathetic and caring counselor. I also counsel via Psychology Today VIDEO sessions, as well as phone for those who cannot come into my office. Please call for a meet and greet.
(719) 465-0471 View (719) 465-0471
Photo of Melissa Bannerot, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO
Melissa Bannerot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDR, AEDP, YTT-200
Verified
6 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
A recent client told me “It's so validating and refreshing to be able to do therapy in a way that actually works for me after spending so many years in cognitive behavioral modalities that did very little for my trauma.” So many clients share the feeling of “undoing aloneness” in our sessions. This undoing of aloneness has helped clients reconcile and unburden themselves of trauma as well as feel thankful for being able to learn how to listen to their heart and their heart’s certainty of their worthiness. Our relationship has helped them to create a healing and grounding relationship with themselves...listening to their hearts.
A recent client told me “It's so validating and refreshing to be able to do therapy in a way that actually works for me after spending so many years in cognitive behavioral modalities that did very little for my trauma.” So many clients share the feeling of “undoing aloneness” in our sessions. This undoing of aloneness has helped clients reconcile and unburden themselves of trauma as well as feel thankful for being able to learn how to listen to their heart and their heart’s certainty of their worthiness. Our relationship has helped them to create a healing and grounding relationship with themselves...listening to their hearts.
(719) 694-2388 View (719) 694-2388
Photo of LaTonya Harris Aamft Approved Supervisor, Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO
LaTonya Harris Aamft Approved Supervisor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LAC, SOMB, LMFT, EMDRCIT
Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
I feel that it's important for clients to feel warmth, sincerity and comfort when in therapy. It's my goal that my clients feel heard, respected and validated while processing disheartening experiences.
I feel that it's important for clients to feel warmth, sincerity and comfort when in therapy. It's my goal that my clients feel heard, respected and validated while processing disheartening experiences.
(720) 893-8894 View (720) 893-8894
Photo of Christine Braun, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Colorado Springs, CO
Christine Braun
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, MA , LPC-C
Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
I believe that you already have the answer to your problems and concerns, but just might need some help to discover that answer. You have the skills to change and overcome already in you. Like finding a diamond buried in a big rock, your abilities may be several layers down, but they exist! I am here to help you remove those layers, build skills, and reach the "gem", which is your life changed in the way you want it changed. I am here to help if you have a clear, defined problem, or if life just feels "off". I listen to your perspectives and ways of being to determine how to approach problem solving.
I believe that you already have the answer to your problems and concerns, but just might need some help to discover that answer. You have the skills to change and overcome already in you. Like finding a diamond buried in a big rock, your abilities may be several layers down, but they exist! I am here to help you remove those layers, build skills, and reach the "gem", which is your life changed in the way you want it changed. I am here to help if you have a clear, defined problem, or if life just feels "off". I listen to your perspectives and ways of being to determine how to approach problem solving.
(719) 215-9976 View (719) 215-9976
Photo of Liz Jans, Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO
Liz Jans
Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, distracted, or frustrated with where you or your child are at in life? Do you find yourself at a loss, but unsure as to why? Do you need systems and habits in place in move yourself forward to success? I work with individuals (6 years old and up!), parents, couples, and families on challenging the status quo in their lives, improving communication, and understanding a greater potential for the future. My heart is to join with you in creating full change in your environment - approaching situations with a multi-faceted view. You don't have to be stuck, and I would love to help.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, distracted, or frustrated with where you or your child are at in life? Do you find yourself at a loss, but unsure as to why? Do you need systems and habits in place in move yourself forward to success? I work with individuals (6 years old and up!), parents, couples, and families on challenging the status quo in their lives, improving communication, and understanding a greater potential for the future. My heart is to join with you in creating full change in your environment - approaching situations with a multi-faceted view. You don't have to be stuck, and I would love to help.
(719) 416-5915 View (719) 416-5915
Photo of Jorge Suarez, Registered Psychotherapist in Colorado Springs, CO
Jorge Suarez
Registered Psychotherapist, DMin, RP, SRPC
Verified
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
BILINGUAL (Spanish/English) Are you fighting against unwanted sexual thoughts? Are you struggling with infidelity in your relationship? Are you married but feeling lonely? Do you feel your partner does not understand you, or is not suporting your life goals and dreams? I'm here to help you. My experience in pastoral counseling and professional training on topics related to sexual addictions and marriage issues will bring stability in your life and will help you to moving forward. Call me today!
BILINGUAL (Spanish/English) Are you fighting against unwanted sexual thoughts? Are you struggling with infidelity in your relationship? Are you married but feeling lonely? Do you feel your partner does not understand you, or is not suporting your life goals and dreams? I'm here to help you. My experience in pastoral counseling and professional training on topics related to sexual addictions and marriage issues will bring stability in your life and will help you to moving forward. Call me today!
(719) 259-1668 View (719) 259-1668

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Number of Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO

1,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
74% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
72% Cigna and Evernorth
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Colorado Springs, CO see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Colorado Springs?

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.