Therapists in Middletown, CT

Photo of Sarah Gerrish, LPC-A, Pre-Licensed Professional
Sarah Gerrish
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457  (Online Only)
Hi there! I’m Sarah, a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and graduate of the University of Saint Joseph’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. If you are exploring this page, I assume you are taking a step towards your healing journey. Whether you have been in therapy before or are just starting the process, I hope to acknowledge the strength it took you to get here and meet you where you are. With all of the uncertainty that comes along with life, it is key to have safe places to express your fears, hopes and vulnerabilities.
Hi there! I’m Sarah, a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and graduate of the University of Saint Joseph’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. If you are exploring this page, I assume you are taking a step towards your healing journey. Whether you have been in therapy before or are just starting the process, I hope to acknowledge the strength it took you to get here and meet you where you are. With all of the uncertainty that comes along with life, it is key to have safe places to express your fears, hopes and vulnerabilities.
(860) 831-3510 View (860) 831-3510
Photo of Katie Conforti, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Katie Conforti
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
Not accepting new clients
***Not currently accepting new clients*** Self-care and finding balance are so important. I would like to help you feel more at ease, and better able to handle some of life's difficulties. I have worked with a diverse range of individuals seeking support in areas such as depression, anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, relationship issues, infertility, trauma, and addiction.
***Not currently accepting new clients*** Self-care and finding balance are so important. I would like to help you feel more at ease, and better able to handle some of life's difficulties. I have worked with a diverse range of individuals seeking support in areas such as depression, anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, relationship issues, infertility, trauma, and addiction.
(959) 500-6106 View (959) 500-6106
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Wellness Within, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457  (Online Only)
Are you ready to explore the functions of your behavior and discover healthy ways to effect change? Our approach when working together will be to not only identify and process adverse experiences but to explore how they impact your dreams. My approach with clients is always from a strengths perspective as I believe that people are inherently resilient and already have a variety of tools in their personal toolbox. A strong therapeutic alliance is critical to the development of skills to facilitate change. I consider it a tremendous privilege to work with clients and help be an agent of change as you navigate all of life's challenges.
Are you ready to explore the functions of your behavior and discover healthy ways to effect change? Our approach when working together will be to not only identify and process adverse experiences but to explore how they impact your dreams. My approach with clients is always from a strengths perspective as I believe that people are inherently resilient and already have a variety of tools in their personal toolbox. A strong therapeutic alliance is critical to the development of skills to facilitate change. I consider it a tremendous privilege to work with clients and help be an agent of change as you navigate all of life's challenges.
(860) 512-7181 View (860) 512-7181
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Donna S. Grisham
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
My work as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work in Mental Health and Addiction is to assist individuals and family members in reaching their goals and potential as they overcome their challenges and make use of their opportunities. I have had the pleasure of working with people in this field for over 20 years.
My work as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work in Mental Health and Addiction is to assist individuals and family members in reaching their goals and potential as they overcome their challenges and make use of their opportunities. I have had the pleasure of working with people in this field for over 20 years.
(860) 598-4672 View (860) 598-4672
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Andrea B Maule
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LLC
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457  (Online Only)
Therapy is effective when clients feel safe, respected and understood within a welcoming and non-judgmental environment. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples in a variety of professional settings including the public school system, clinical, and private sectors. I work with individuals dealing with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and those dealing with everyday work, marriage, family, health, relationships, and other life stressors.
Therapy is effective when clients feel safe, respected and understood within a welcoming and non-judgmental environment. I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples in a variety of professional settings including the public school system, clinical, and private sectors. I work with individuals dealing with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and those dealing with everyday work, marriage, family, health, relationships, and other life stressors.
(860) 631-5143 View (860) 631-5143
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Heather Ram
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
Daytime availability only: I have been privileged to work with a wide variety of clients and know that everyone feels "stuck" at some point in time. Men, women, and kids are all managing the stress of work, school, family, and intimate relationships. I have demonstrated success helping people manage stress, and I know that everyone in your personal and professional life benefits when you feel more capable of dealing with life's emotional challenges. I help you get "unstuck" and move past your sadness, your fears, your anger, and your frustrations.
Daytime availability only: I have been privileged to work with a wide variety of clients and know that everyone feels "stuck" at some point in time. Men, women, and kids are all managing the stress of work, school, family, and intimate relationships. I have demonstrated success helping people manage stress, and I know that everyone in your personal and professional life benefits when you feel more capable of dealing with life's emotional challenges. I help you get "unstuck" and move past your sadness, your fears, your anger, and your frustrations.
(860) 305-4500 View (860) 305-4500
Photo of Rebecca Reilly, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rebecca Reilly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
Hello! I’m Rebecca Shea, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Are you looking for a therapist who will actively listen to your concerns, provide helpful tools and supportive feedback, and be open-minded? You have come to the right place. My goal is to provide you with a safe space, help you feel like your best self, and recognize your strengths and abilities by getting to the root of your current stressors. I understand attending therapy can be scary and overwhelming, however, you don’t have to go through this alone. I am passionate about working with my clients from a strengths-based and client-centered perspective.
Hello! I’m Rebecca Shea, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Are you looking for a therapist who will actively listen to your concerns, provide helpful tools and supportive feedback, and be open-minded? You have come to the right place. My goal is to provide you with a safe space, help you feel like your best self, and recognize your strengths and abilities by getting to the root of your current stressors. I understand attending therapy can be scary and overwhelming, however, you don’t have to go through this alone. I am passionate about working with my clients from a strengths-based and client-centered perspective.
(860) 855-7684 View (860) 855-7684
Photo of Karen Bogdan, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Karen Bogdan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
***Accepting new patients*** Brene Brown says, that "daring greatly is being brave and afraid every minute of the day at the exact same time". Deciding to participate in therapy is one of the most brave and scary decisions a person can make, but it is also one of the most rewarding. I congratulate you on taking the step to see change happen, and it would be an honor to walk with you through this journey! Using a strengths based perspective, together we will work to address the various barriers and life circumstances that are getting in the way of living your best life.
***Accepting new patients*** Brene Brown says, that "daring greatly is being brave and afraid every minute of the day at the exact same time". Deciding to participate in therapy is one of the most brave and scary decisions a person can make, but it is also one of the most rewarding. I congratulate you on taking the step to see change happen, and it would be an honor to walk with you through this journey! Using a strengths based perspective, together we will work to address the various barriers and life circumstances that are getting in the way of living your best life.
(860) 406-7655 View (860) 406-7655
Photo of Daniella Giordano, LMSW, Pre-Licensed Professional
Daniella Giordano
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
I am Daniella, a Licensed Master’s Social Worker with a passion for helping preteens, adolescents, and young adults. I have experience working in schools and have a clinical background serving a wide range of issues such as troubles with school, anxiety, and trauma. I understand that the teenage years and years leading up to that can be extremely challenging for not only the child, but for the parent as well. There is so much going on during those years physically, mentally, and emotionally and I want to help your child get through some of those tough times.
I am Daniella, a Licensed Master’s Social Worker with a passion for helping preteens, adolescents, and young adults. I have experience working in schools and have a clinical background serving a wide range of issues such as troubles with school, anxiety, and trauma. I understand that the teenage years and years leading up to that can be extremely challenging for not only the child, but for the parent as well. There is so much going on during those years physically, mentally, and emotionally and I want to help your child get through some of those tough times.
(860) 792-4293 View (860) 792-4293
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Brenda I Adams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MM, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my strengths are working with couples, individuals, families, military personnel and business professionals. I am successful treating clients who are adjusting to life transitions, work related stress, anxiety and depression. My approach to psychotherapy is a collaborative holistic wellness model which highlights and builds on the clients' strengths. My philosophy is simple, I listen to what my clients are saying and then together we come up with therapeutic goals that lead to solutions. I use my education, clinical training and life experience to help clients solve very complex problems.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, my strengths are working with couples, individuals, families, military personnel and business professionals. I am successful treating clients who are adjusting to life transitions, work related stress, anxiety and depression. My approach to psychotherapy is a collaborative holistic wellness model which highlights and builds on the clients' strengths. My philosophy is simple, I listen to what my clients are saying and then together we come up with therapeutic goals that lead to solutions. I use my education, clinical training and life experience to help clients solve very complex problems.
(860) 513-2325 x1 View (860) 513-2325 x1
Photo of Sarah Thibodeau, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sarah Thibodeau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
Not accepting new clients
In this fast-paced and overstimulating world, it's easy to lose sight of our own needs. The demands of everyday life can be incredibly overwhelming and may have gotten in the way of your intentions to take good care of yourself. Reaching out for support when you are distressed is a big step and I am so glad you’re here. My goal is to create a warm, empathetic, and judgment-free space where you can receive support to live a full, manageable life. I support individuals stuggling with anxiety and looking to make changes in their lives and relationships, those going through life transitions, and individuals in all stages of parenting.
In this fast-paced and overstimulating world, it's easy to lose sight of our own needs. The demands of everyday life can be incredibly overwhelming and may have gotten in the way of your intentions to take good care of yourself. Reaching out for support when you are distressed is a big step and I am so glad you’re here. My goal is to create a warm, empathetic, and judgment-free space where you can receive support to live a full, manageable life. I support individuals stuggling with anxiety and looking to make changes in their lives and relationships, those going through life transitions, and individuals in all stages of parenting.
(860) 854-8095 View (860) 854-8095
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Samantha Jean Pelkey-Flock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
Waitlist for new clients
Life has a way of proving just how much is out of our control, but that doesn’t have to stop us from pursuing and achieving our goals. While navigating roadblocks, therapy can help you process feelings of uncertainty, loneliness and anxiety. I understand how difficult the journey to mental wellness can be and am honored to walk beside you. Ultimately, I believe in your ability to discern the right path and solutions. I believe it is my role to assist in uncovering those answers and support healing while offering a space to be vulnerable. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, infertility, and life transitions.
Life has a way of proving just how much is out of our control, but that doesn’t have to stop us from pursuing and achieving our goals. While navigating roadblocks, therapy can help you process feelings of uncertainty, loneliness and anxiety. I understand how difficult the journey to mental wellness can be and am honored to walk beside you. Ultimately, I believe in your ability to discern the right path and solutions. I believe it is my role to assist in uncovering those answers and support healing while offering a space to be vulnerable. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, infertility, and life transitions.
(860) 485-7420 View (860) 485-7420
Photo of Haleigh Lombardi, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Haleigh Lombardi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I know how hard it is reaching out for help and I commend you for even looking! I am here for you in your time of need. I specialize in anxiety, mood disorders, family conflicts, and many more issues. I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience ranging from crisis intervention, hospital social work, school social work, and community care.
Welcome! I know how hard it is reaching out for help and I commend you for even looking! I am here for you in your time of need. I specialize in anxiety, mood disorders, family conflicts, and many more issues. I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience ranging from crisis intervention, hospital social work, school social work, and community care.
(860) 847-8927 View (860) 847-8927
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Gregory Vaughn Besek
CH
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
There is an old saying: "Never give a sword to a person who can't dance". This wisdom speaks directly to minds that are stuck and cannot move rhythmically but are bound to fear, anxiety and neglect. When our minds become inflexible, we cut ourselves away from our intuitive self, causing suffering and pain. Only with the experience of standing unbiased and naked in "another's shoes" can we really know we are clear and authentic. When we become authentic, we receive confidence. Confidence begets creativity and with creativity we discover our life.
There is an old saying: "Never give a sword to a person who can't dance". This wisdom speaks directly to minds that are stuck and cannot move rhythmically but are bound to fear, anxiety and neglect. When our minds become inflexible, we cut ourselves away from our intuitive self, causing suffering and pain. Only with the experience of standing unbiased and naked in "another's shoes" can we really know we are clear and authentic. When we become authentic, we receive confidence. Confidence begets creativity and with creativity we discover our life.
(860) 331-8106 View (860) 331-8106
Photo of Carly Gottehrer, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Carly Gottehrer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
Currently Accepting New Clients. The reality of pregnancy and childbirth doesn't always match up to the expectations. Please know you're not alone. Family transitions can contribute to changes in family dynamics and feel overwhelming - no matter your role within the family. It's not always easy to reach out for support, but a phone call is the first step toward getting back on track. I specialize in peripartum mental health.
Currently Accepting New Clients. The reality of pregnancy and childbirth doesn't always match up to the expectations. Please know you're not alone. Family transitions can contribute to changes in family dynamics and feel overwhelming - no matter your role within the family. It's not always easy to reach out for support, but a phone call is the first step toward getting back on track. I specialize in peripartum mental health.
(860) 406-7519 x2 View (860) 406-7519 x2
Photo of Carolyn Noonan Sowa, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Carolyn Noonan Sowa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
Carolyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly in a variety of settings including hospitals, assisted living facilities, residential centers, mobile crisis, private practice and community based mental health centers. Carolyn specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, aging, adjustment related issues, bereavement and loss. She uses a person centered, strength based and goal-oriented approach in her therapy practice.
Carolyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and the elderly in a variety of settings including hospitals, assisted living facilities, residential centers, mobile crisis, private practice and community based mental health centers. Carolyn specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, relational issues, aging, adjustment related issues, bereavement and loss. She uses a person centered, strength based and goal-oriented approach in her therapy practice.
(860) 935-6061 View (860) 935-6061
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Middletown Counseling Llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
We are currently taking new telehealth clients! Hi there! We are a small group practice housing several lovely clinicians with varying specialities. The one thing we all have in common is a passion for working with people to make life better. Please feel free to reach out to see if one of us could be a good fit for you, we look forward to hearing from you! To learn more about us individually, check out our website: https://www.middletowncounselingllc.org
We are currently taking new telehealth clients! Hi there! We are a small group practice housing several lovely clinicians with varying specialities. The one thing we all have in common is a passion for working with people to make life better. Please feel free to reach out to see if one of us could be a good fit for you, we look forward to hearing from you! To learn more about us individually, check out our website: https://www.middletowncounselingllc.org
(959) 214-4772 View (959) 214-4772
Photo of Carrissa Phipps - Small Victories Wellness Services, Psychologist
Small Victories Wellness Services
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
At Small Victories Wellness Services, we are a team of highly skilled therapists that provide in-person talk therapy (Middletown) and telehealth services to adults, children, and families throughout Connecticut & Missouri. We believe that you deserve more than to be just barely getting by. You’ve been struggling to figure it out on your own for far too long. Whatever the issue, our staff will meet you or your family right where you are. You don’t have to walk through the door with answers. We can figure it out together. We understand that change is a journey, and we can take it one small victory at a time.
At Small Victories Wellness Services, we are a team of highly skilled therapists that provide in-person talk therapy (Middletown) and telehealth services to adults, children, and families throughout Connecticut & Missouri. We believe that you deserve more than to be just barely getting by. You’ve been struggling to figure it out on your own for far too long. Whatever the issue, our staff will meet you or your family right where you are. You don’t have to walk through the door with answers. We can figure it out together. We understand that change is a journey, and we can take it one small victory at a time.
(860) 854-8085 View (860) 854-8085
Photo of Jessica Russo, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jessica Russo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457  (Online Only)
Hi Everyone! My name is Jessica and I look forward to supporting you on your journey to healing! I am an experienced member of the helping field with over 15 years invested and almost 5 years as a clinician and therapist. I have experience working with people from 13-90 years old on a variety of difficulties. I use an eclectic and holistic approach, aiming to meet people where they are in their journey. I believe that the foundation for healing includes a positive rapport and therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist. I also am certified in Reiki II and have the masters certification pending. Feel free to reach out!
Hi Everyone! My name is Jessica and I look forward to supporting you on your journey to healing! I am an experienced member of the helping field with over 15 years invested and almost 5 years as a clinician and therapist. I have experience working with people from 13-90 years old on a variety of difficulties. I use an eclectic and holistic approach, aiming to meet people where they are in their journey. I believe that the foundation for healing includes a positive rapport and therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist. I also am certified in Reiki II and have the masters certification pending. Feel free to reach out!
(860) 407-3980 View (860) 407-3980
Photo of Leigh Ann Smith-Gary, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Leigh Ann Smith-Gary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
*Please note: I am unable to accept new clients at this time.* My approach to therapy is humanistic and my aim is to work with honesty, gentleness, and in a collaborative spirit. My hope is that the process of therapy will result in your ability to live with less anxiety and depression, a stronger sense of well-being, and deeper self-understanding and self-acceptance. My background is in work with clients in university (CAPS), community, and residential settings. I collaborate extensively with other providers (psychiatrists, home therapists, etc.).
*Please note: I am unable to accept new clients at this time.* My approach to therapy is humanistic and my aim is to work with honesty, gentleness, and in a collaborative spirit. My hope is that the process of therapy will result in your ability to live with less anxiety and depression, a stronger sense of well-being, and deeper self-understanding and self-acceptance. My background is in work with clients in university (CAPS), community, and residential settings. I collaborate extensively with other providers (psychiatrists, home therapists, etc.).
(833) 910-0645 View (833) 910-0645

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Middletown, CT

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Middletown, CT who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Cigna and Evernorth
72% Husky | CT BHP
71% Aetna

How Therapists in Middletown, CT see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Middletown?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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