Therapists in Columbia, CT

Photo of Julianne Kivlin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia, CT
Julianne Kivlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237  (Online Only)
Accessing mental health support can empower you to regain control of your life and focus on the things that matter most. I offer virtual psychotherapy and specialize in treating anxiety, depression, substance use, eating disorders, trauma, life transition, divorce, parenting challenges and relationship/family conflict. I have experience conducting couples, family and group counseling, and have an affinity for the LGBTQIA+ community; I specifically have experience working with and supporting the trans community. I believe in the importance of inclusion and strive for my clients to feel safe, heard and validated during every session.
Accessing mental health support can empower you to regain control of your life and focus on the things that matter most. I offer virtual psychotherapy and specialize in treating anxiety, depression, substance use, eating disorders, trauma, life transition, divorce, parenting challenges and relationship/family conflict. I have experience conducting couples, family and group counseling, and have an affinity for the LGBTQIA+ community; I specifically have experience working with and supporting the trans community. I believe in the importance of inclusion and strive for my clients to feel safe, heard and validated during every session.
(959) 210-6800 View (959) 210-6800
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Timothy Crosby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I am an LCSW and school social worker in the state of Connecticut with 10+ years of experience working with clients of all ages and 5+ years supervising clinicians and other staff. I have experience with a wide range of circumstances including anxiety and stress, depression, self-esteem issues, ADHD, autism, trauma, loss/grief, school challenges, LGBTQ issues, relationship issues, anger management, intellectual disability, and religious issues/spirituality.
Hello! I am an LCSW and school social worker in the state of Connecticut with 10+ years of experience working with clients of all ages and 5+ years supervising clinicians and other staff. I have experience with a wide range of circumstances including anxiety and stress, depression, self-esteem issues, ADHD, autism, trauma, loss/grief, school challenges, LGBTQ issues, relationship issues, anger management, intellectual disability, and religious issues/spirituality.
(860) 901-1202 View (860) 901-1202
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Martin J. Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
My 35 years of clinical experience have taught me that clients often face many life challenges at the same time. These include problems with depression and anxiety, substance abuse or other addictive behaviors and interpersonal conflicts of many types. We all strive to achieve some measure of life satisfaction and happiness, at times needing support and guidance as to how we can view these challenges differently and make new and healthier choices to improve chances of reaching our goals.
My 35 years of clinical experience have taught me that clients often face many life challenges at the same time. These include problems with depression and anxiety, substance abuse or other addictive behaviors and interpersonal conflicts of many types. We all strive to achieve some measure of life satisfaction and happiness, at times needing support and guidance as to how we can view these challenges differently and make new and healthier choices to improve chances of reaching our goals.
(860) 852-4636 View (860) 852-4636
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Sandi Quinn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
I am passionate about helping others to reach their potential; personally and professionally. I provide client-centered psychotherapy through a cognitive behavioral lens. I utilize my extensive clinical and business experience to provide a unique recovery focus.
I am passionate about helping others to reach their potential; personally and professionally. I provide client-centered psychotherapy through a cognitive behavioral lens. I utilize my extensive clinical and business experience to provide a unique recovery focus.
(860) 724-4069 View (860) 724-4069
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Christopher R Dumas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years and licensed in Connecticut as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2000. I specialize in adult individual and family counseling and I have worked in CT for years. I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, a highly effective treatment model used by quality programs around the world. I also use tools which target the unhealthy, self-sabotaging, and destructive thoughts and behaviors that have outlived their usefulness and tend to persistently result in sustained misery. A recent addition of spirituality has led to dramatic results in my patients
I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years and licensed in Connecticut as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2000. I specialize in adult individual and family counseling and I have worked in CT for years. I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, a highly effective treatment model used by quality programs around the world. I also use tools which target the unhealthy, self-sabotaging, and destructive thoughts and behaviors that have outlived their usefulness and tend to persistently result in sustained misery. A recent addition of spirituality has led to dramatic results in my patients
(860) 481-6786 View (860) 481-6786
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Susan A Barone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MAAMET
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
When we experience trauma it can effect all aspects of our lives, our psychological, emotional and physical well-being can all be compromised. Trauma related issues include: physical pain, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, anger, substance abuse, procrastination and avoidance behaviors. These issues can be present even if the trauma occurred in our pre-verbal years. Talk therapy alone even when paired with medication is often not enough to provide the true relief and healing we seek and deserve. This is why I incorporate Emotional Freedom Techniques into my practice.
When we experience trauma it can effect all aspects of our lives, our psychological, emotional and physical well-being can all be compromised. Trauma related issues include: physical pain, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance, anger, substance abuse, procrastination and avoidance behaviors. These issues can be present even if the trauma occurred in our pre-verbal years. Talk therapy alone even when paired with medication is often not enough to provide the true relief and healing we seek and deserve. This is why I incorporate Emotional Freedom Techniques into my practice.
(860) 398-4845 View (860) 398-4845
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Robert Salcedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
I understand that we can benefit from help if we feel stuck, overwhelmed or not sure where to turn. Sometimes people get stuck in patterns that may have been helpful but have become limiting or even destructive. I believe therapy can provide deep healing which allows for greater flexibility, ease, self knowledge and enjoyment of life. With 20+ years of experience, I have been successful in helping my clients through depression, substance abuse, anxiety, panic and grief and loss or just gaining more satisfaction with their lives. It has been an honor for me to do this.
I understand that we can benefit from help if we feel stuck, overwhelmed or not sure where to turn. Sometimes people get stuck in patterns that may have been helpful but have become limiting or even destructive. I believe therapy can provide deep healing which allows for greater flexibility, ease, self knowledge and enjoyment of life. With 20+ years of experience, I have been successful in helping my clients through depression, substance abuse, anxiety, panic and grief and loss or just gaining more satisfaction with their lives. It has been an honor for me to do this.
(860) 546-4158 View (860) 546-4158
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Krista Billard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MAR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Columbia, CT 06237
Life is unpredictable, and at times, we could all use guidance in navigating the "expectation vs. reality" predicament we may find ourselves in . Whether you are experiencing anxiety or depression, relational difficulties, loss or simply feeling lost, Coreworks can provide a safe haven to process what is going on.
Life is unpredictable, and at times, we could all use guidance in navigating the "expectation vs. reality" predicament we may find ourselves in . Whether you are experiencing anxiety or depression, relational difficulties, loss or simply feeling lost, Coreworks can provide a safe haven to process what is going on.
(860) 390-4945 View (860) 390-4945
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Jennifer Brady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Columbia, CT 06237
Not accepting new clients
Feeling stressed? Are you struggling with feeling worried and having difficulty relaxing? Are you feeling more anxious than ever before? Perhaps you have many worries about too many different things and it feels difficult to manage. You might notice your heart is racing, your palms becoming sweaty, and feeling short of breath. Does worry keep you up at night trying to stay on top of that to do list? Today you are one step closer to feeling empowered to create a path toward well-being. I work with adults of all ages to explore personal strengths to help create positive changes, especially when working through life's difficulties.
Feeling stressed? Are you struggling with feeling worried and having difficulty relaxing? Are you feeling more anxious than ever before? Perhaps you have many worries about too many different things and it feels difficult to manage. You might notice your heart is racing, your palms becoming sweaty, and feeling short of breath. Does worry keep you up at night trying to stay on top of that to do list? Today you are one step closer to feeling empowered to create a path toward well-being. I work with adults of all ages to explore personal strengths to help create positive changes, especially when working through life's difficulties.
(860) 756-5326 View (860) 756-5326
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Lauriann Zane
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LADC
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
On our path in life we all go through times of struggle. Sometimes from unresolved past issues or just problems in the present. I believe we can learn to know ourselves and move through difficulties when we have support from a trusted individual with whom we can process. I work in collaboration with clients to build on natural strengths, while addressing barriers to progress, so they can move toward their goals. I work from a wholistic perspective (mind/body) and create an emotionally supportive, non-judgmental space where clients can feel safe to share their stories and create insight for action and growth.
On our path in life we all go through times of struggle. Sometimes from unresolved past issues or just problems in the present. I believe we can learn to know ourselves and move through difficulties when we have support from a trusted individual with whom we can process. I work in collaboration with clients to build on natural strengths, while addressing barriers to progress, so they can move toward their goals. I work from a wholistic perspective (mind/body) and create an emotionally supportive, non-judgmental space where clients can feel safe to share their stories and create insight for action and growth.
(860) 986-6547 View (860) 986-6547
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Barbara J. Varnum MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237  (Online Only)
I enjoy assisting people who are dealing with one or more of the stresses life can bring including anxiety, depression, relationship and parenting issues. I work best with issues of stress and family dysfunction, relationship issues, self-defeating behavior patterns, parenting issues with teens/oppositional children. Ideally, clients I work with are willing to express their feelings, explore their situations in a safe, accepting environment in order to achieve the peace of mind they seek.
I enjoy assisting people who are dealing with one or more of the stresses life can bring including anxiety, depression, relationship and parenting issues. I work best with issues of stress and family dysfunction, relationship issues, self-defeating behavior patterns, parenting issues with teens/oppositional children. Ideally, clients I work with are willing to express their feelings, explore their situations in a safe, accepting environment in order to achieve the peace of mind they seek.
(864) 668-1957 View (864) 668-1957
Photo of Julie M Hoagland, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Columbia, CT
Julie M Hoagland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, CT 06237
Online Sessions available during this time. I offer a safe place for you to lean into your discomfort and teach how to be courageous and compassionate with yourself. I am committed to helping you set free from negative thoughts and beliefs that have led to unwanted patterns. Together we will open up options, choices and possibilities where you likely now think you have none. Change can be hard, we will celebrate the small wins we make along the way.
Online Sessions available during this time. I offer a safe place for you to lean into your discomfort and teach how to be courageous and compassionate with yourself. I am committed to helping you set free from negative thoughts and beliefs that have led to unwanted patterns. Together we will open up options, choices and possibilities where you likely now think you have none. Change can be hard, we will celebrate the small wins we make along the way.
(860) 406-7411 View (860) 406-7411
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NAFI Outpatient Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
Waitlist for new clients
As of March 4, 2024 the NAFI Outpatient Clinic has a waitlist of about 8+ weeks. NAFI Outpatient Clinic provides both in-person and telehealth therapeutic services as well as psychiatric evaluations/medication management services. We offer individual, family, and couples therapy for ages 6 through the lifespan. Our clinic has experience in servicing clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral management, family interaction issues, and trauma. Call or email us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services we provide.
As of March 4, 2024 the NAFI Outpatient Clinic has a waitlist of about 8+ weeks. NAFI Outpatient Clinic provides both in-person and telehealth therapeutic services as well as psychiatric evaluations/medication management services. We offer individual, family, and couples therapy for ages 6 through the lifespan. Our clinic has experience in servicing clients with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral management, family interaction issues, and trauma. Call or email us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the services we provide.
(860) 615-2145 View (860) 615-2145
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Lynn Dove
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
I believe that change is possible. Realizing when things are not working, and that something needs to change, is an important point in creating the life you want to have. I am glad that you have chosen to see if therapy can help you. My goal is to create a safe place in which you can learn to understand yourself, heal your wounds, and to become the person you want to be. I work with adults and adolescents dealing with a variety of issues; from everyday struggles, anxiety, depression, psychological trauma and dissociation, eating disorders, relationship issues, spirituality, and aging.
I believe that change is possible. Realizing when things are not working, and that something needs to change, is an important point in creating the life you want to have. I am glad that you have chosen to see if therapy can help you. My goal is to create a safe place in which you can learn to understand yourself, heal your wounds, and to become the person you want to be. I work with adults and adolescents dealing with a variety of issues; from everyday struggles, anxiety, depression, psychological trauma and dissociation, eating disorders, relationship issues, spirituality, and aging.
(860) 254-7344 View (860) 254-7344
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Inlight Professional Counseling Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC, LADC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Relationship problems, Grief, Transition in Personal life or Career, Parenting Difficulties, Trauma, PTSD, existential crises, lack of self confidence? Are you looking for someone to help you make sense of your emotional struggles and find ways to heal and thrive in life? Are you experiencing spiritual turbulence and would like help in getting back your balance and orientation in this rapidly evolving spiritual shifts in consciousness on the planet today?
Are you struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Relationship problems, Grief, Transition in Personal life or Career, Parenting Difficulties, Trauma, PTSD, existential crises, lack of self confidence? Are you looking for someone to help you make sense of your emotional struggles and find ways to heal and thrive in life? Are you experiencing spiritual turbulence and would like help in getting back your balance and orientation in this rapidly evolving spiritual shifts in consciousness on the planet today?
(860) 471-8559 View (860) 471-8559
Photo of Annie Hodgins, Marriage & Family Therapist in Columbia, CT
Annie Hodgins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
I'm accepting new clients for in-person sessions in Colchester! I'm Annie - I'm here to help you make your therapy experience a little less intimidating and a little more fun. As a parent myself, I know how hard it can be to take time out of your schedule to focus on yourself, your relationships, or even your family when you're just trying to get everyone to eat dinner. I believe that therapy should be meaningful, impactful, and not miserable ... big goals, I know! If you feel ready to start the journey to being your best self, I'm here to walk with you on the way.
I'm accepting new clients for in-person sessions in Colchester! I'm Annie - I'm here to help you make your therapy experience a little less intimidating and a little more fun. As a parent myself, I know how hard it can be to take time out of your schedule to focus on yourself, your relationships, or even your family when you're just trying to get everyone to eat dinner. I believe that therapy should be meaningful, impactful, and not miserable ... big goals, I know! If you feel ready to start the journey to being your best self, I'm here to walk with you on the way.
(860) 821-4321 View (860) 821-4321
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Jill A. Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Columbia, CT 06237
You may have wondered whether therapy could be helpful to you. I understand the importance of your psychological health in your everyday functioning and am committed to helping during this time. I offer a free consultation to discuss any questions you may have. As a senior staff therapist at Greenwich Psychology group, I enjoy working with individuals who are committed to self-exploration and may be struggling with anxiety, depression, family concerns, and/or work issues. I work to create a safe and non-judgmental space where we can explore your challenges and find ways to reconnect with your healthier and positive self.
You may have wondered whether therapy could be helpful to you. I understand the importance of your psychological health in your everyday functioning and am committed to helping during this time. I offer a free consultation to discuss any questions you may have. As a senior staff therapist at Greenwich Psychology group, I enjoy working with individuals who are committed to self-exploration and may be struggling with anxiety, depression, family concerns, and/or work issues. I work to create a safe and non-judgmental space where we can explore your challenges and find ways to reconnect with your healthier and positive self.
(203) 692-4113 View (203) 692-4113

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Joanna White
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Mansfield Center, CT 06250  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Dr. Joanna White and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Connecticut. I have my School Counseling Certification in Connecticut and also am a University Professor in Human Services and Social Work.
Welcome! My name is Dr. Joanna White and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Connecticut. I have my School Counseling Certification in Connecticut and also am a University Professor in Human Services and Social Work.
(860) 378-2382 View (860) 378-2382
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Anne Harders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Storrs Mansfield, CT 06269  (Online Only)
I work with adults struggling with anxiety, trauma and depression. I help clients sort out what is happening, to begin addressing the root. I have been a clinical social worker for over 20 years and began my career in the Boston area and have been practicing in Connecticut since 2008. I have worked in a number of different settings and roles. Work experience includes community behavioral health, medical social work, hospice, out-patient private practice, geriatric psychiatry, partial hospitalization, and acute in-patient psychiatric hospitalization. I have had the privilege of working with adults ranging in age from 18 to 100+.
I work with adults struggling with anxiety, trauma and depression. I help clients sort out what is happening, to begin addressing the root. I have been a clinical social worker for over 20 years and began my career in the Boston area and have been practicing in Connecticut since 2008. I have worked in a number of different settings and roles. Work experience includes community behavioral health, medical social work, hospice, out-patient private practice, geriatric psychiatry, partial hospitalization, and acute in-patient psychiatric hospitalization. I have had the privilege of working with adults ranging in age from 18 to 100+.
(959) 207-8409 View (959) 207-8409
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Lorrie OBrien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CT & MA, CEI
Verified Verified
Bolton, CT 06043  (Online Only)
If you’re having trouble with addiction, depression, anxiety, or trauma, I may be able to help. I have extensive clinical experience supporting others so that they can achieve their life-goals. I provide a safe, compassionate, nonjudgemental space so that there is the greatest potential for positive change and growth. I can sit with your pain, your loss, and your grief. As we move forward, I hope to be able to witness your personal pain diminish and your hope for the future grow.
If you’re having trouble with addiction, depression, anxiety, or trauma, I may be able to help. I have extensive clinical experience supporting others so that they can achieve their life-goals. I provide a safe, compassionate, nonjudgemental space so that there is the greatest potential for positive change and growth. I can sit with your pain, your loss, and your grief. As we move forward, I hope to be able to witness your personal pain diminish and your hope for the future grow.
(860) 590-9430 View (860) 590-9430

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Columbia, CT

10+

Average cost per session

$132

Therapists in Columbia, CT who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
88% Self Esteem
82% Coping Skills
76% Relationship Issues
71% Parenting
65% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
80% Anthem | Elevance
73% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Columbia, CT see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Columbia?

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.