Therapists in Bay Harbor Islands, FL

Photo of Miriam MW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Miriam MW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMHC, CPLC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154  (Online Only)
Does your life feel out of balance or seem to be leading nowhere? Are you unsettled or struggling with feelings of anxiety, loneliness, depression, or grief? Psychotherapy will bring you change, fulfillment and hope. Whether you’re facing a new beginning, a tough ending, or anything in between, our sessions will provide a space to figure out what you need for yourself and for your relationships. I have unique experience to guide you toward a fulfilling direction in life, to improve your work-life balance, or to make the most of retirement and aging.
Does your life feel out of balance or seem to be leading nowhere? Are you unsettled or struggling with feelings of anxiety, loneliness, depression, or grief? Psychotherapy will bring you change, fulfillment and hope. Whether you’re facing a new beginning, a tough ending, or anything in between, our sessions will provide a space to figure out what you need for yourself and for your relationships. I have unique experience to guide you toward a fulfilling direction in life, to improve your work-life balance, or to make the most of retirement and aging.
(305) 615-2907 View (305) 615-2907
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Cristina Chi
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MSc, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154  (Online Only)
Passionate about fostering holistic well-being, I am a dedicated Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern committed to guiding individuals, families, and adolescents on transformative journeys toward mental health. With a holistic therapeutic approach, I blend empathy, expertise, and a client-centered philosophy to create a safe space for self-exploration. Understanding the unique needs of individuals, the dynamics of families, and the challenges faced by adolescents, I tailor my approach to suit diverse backgrounds. My mission is to support you in navigating your mental health journey, fostering resilience, and empowerment.
Passionate about fostering holistic well-being, I am a dedicated Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern committed to guiding individuals, families, and adolescents on transformative journeys toward mental health. With a holistic therapeutic approach, I blend empathy, expertise, and a client-centered philosophy to create a safe space for self-exploration. Understanding the unique needs of individuals, the dynamics of families, and the challenges faced by adolescents, I tailor my approach to suit diverse backgrounds. My mission is to support you in navigating your mental health journey, fostering resilience, and empowerment.
(786) 980-9733 View (786) 980-9733
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Melanie Wollman
Registered Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified Verified
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154  (Online Only)
My primary goal is to help my clients work through whatever it is they wish to achieve in as long or as short of time as my client feels is needed. I tend to work best with clients who are looking to learn skills and concrete coping strategies. I generally use Cognitive Behavioural therapy in my treatment. Please feel free to each out with any questions and see if I am the right fit for your particular needs.
My primary goal is to help my clients work through whatever it is they wish to achieve in as long or as short of time as my client feels is needed. I tend to work best with clients who are looking to learn skills and concrete coping strategies. I generally use Cognitive Behavioural therapy in my treatment. Please feel free to each out with any questions and see if I am the right fit for your particular needs.
(786) 361-4601 View (786) 361-4601
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Leah Drizin
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154  (Online Only)
My diverse education and training in Mental Health Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy allows me to treat a wide variety of mental health issues and life crisis. I specialize in treating clients suffering from emotional abuse, domestic violence, trauma, and PTSD as well as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and co-dependency. I believe that each one of us is capable to achieve our greatest self, and the only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.
My diverse education and training in Mental Health Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy allows me to treat a wide variety of mental health issues and life crisis. I specialize in treating clients suffering from emotional abuse, domestic violence, trauma, and PTSD as well as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and co-dependency. I believe that each one of us is capable to achieve our greatest self, and the only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.
(305) 783-3056 View (305) 783-3056
Photo of Roxana Korb, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Roxana Korb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154  (Online Only)
Life often times can feel overwhelming. Individuals, couples, and families who come to my office are generally in some sort of discomfort or pain, how to get through them varies depending on our experiences of the past and our strengths and support in the present. I use a variety of psychotherapeutic methods in my practice, the foundation of my work is in the relationship we create and the trust we establish. Helping to encourage communication of conflicts,insight into problems, with the goal being relief of symptoms, changes in behavior leading to improved social and vocational functioning, and personality growth.
Life often times can feel overwhelming. Individuals, couples, and families who come to my office are generally in some sort of discomfort or pain, how to get through them varies depending on our experiences of the past and our strengths and support in the present. I use a variety of psychotherapeutic methods in my practice, the foundation of my work is in the relationship we create and the trust we establish. Helping to encourage communication of conflicts,insight into problems, with the goal being relief of symptoms, changes in behavior leading to improved social and vocational functioning, and personality growth.
(516) 418-8213 View (516) 418-8213
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Fraidy Shagalov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW-FL
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154  (Online Only)
In whatever you are currently going through, or whatever challenges or symptoms you were looking to explore more deeply, I would love to guide you through that. I use therapy modalities such as EMDR, Internal Family Systems (Parts Work), and somatic therapies to help my clients on their journeys.
In whatever you are currently going through, or whatever challenges or symptoms you were looking to explore more deeply, I would love to guide you through that. I use therapy modalities such as EMDR, Internal Family Systems (Parts Work), and somatic therapies to help my clients on their journeys.
(332) 330-3635 View (332) 330-3635
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Aliza Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
Aliza Shapiro, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and Founder of Therapy In The City, PLLC. Aliza practices in NY, NJ, FL, and CA and utilizes both Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior therapies in her treatment approach. In her clinical work, Aliza helps adults, young adults, and adolescents overcome an array of mental health challenges including depression, OCD, anxiety, and general life transitions. Aliza has advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and specializes in treating depression, OCD, panic, and anxiety disorders.
Aliza Shapiro, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist and Founder of Therapy In The City, PLLC. Aliza practices in NY, NJ, FL, and CA and utilizes both Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior therapies in her treatment approach. In her clinical work, Aliza helps adults, young adults, and adolescents overcome an array of mental health challenges including depression, OCD, anxiety, and general life transitions. Aliza has advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and specializes in treating depression, OCD, panic, and anxiety disorders.
(646) 576-7874 View (646) 576-7874
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Sandra Pacheco
MS , LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154  (Online Only)
From time to time we struggle with life's stressors and how to cope. As a licensed mental health counselor with over 25 years of experience treating individuals, and young adults. I can help you sort through those stressors and find healthier ways to cope. I am located in North Miami, am on some insurance panels, and am offering telehealth sessions at this time.
From time to time we struggle with life's stressors and how to cope. As a licensed mental health counselor with over 25 years of experience treating individuals, and young adults. I can help you sort through those stressors and find healthier ways to cope. I am located in North Miami, am on some insurance panels, and am offering telehealth sessions at this time.
(305) 240-6595 View (305) 240-6595
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Lidia Martinez
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154  (Online Only)
I own a group practice, Online Christian Counseling Services, and we are accepting new patients. I have endorsed them below. We understand the anxiety stress and or loneliness and perhaps uncertainty that life may have presented you. We are here to listen and help you work through those feelings while providing you a way to recognize your own strengths and coping skills. We lean on our the foundation, Jesus our Lord and Savior, to help us help you along with our psychological training. He has a plan to prosper you not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11) Call to set up an appointment today.
I own a group practice, Online Christian Counseling Services, and we are accepting new patients. I have endorsed them below. We understand the anxiety stress and or loneliness and perhaps uncertainty that life may have presented you. We are here to listen and help you work through those feelings while providing you a way to recognize your own strengths and coping skills. We lean on our the foundation, Jesus our Lord and Savior, to help us help you along with our psychological training. He has a plan to prosper you not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11) Call to set up an appointment today.
(786) 780-2880 View (786) 780-2880
Photo of Irene Dejtiar Eisenstein, Counselor in Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Irene Dejtiar Eisenstein
Counselor, LMHC, MS, Supervi
Verified Verified
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
Comenzar una terapia es un paso importante para mejorar tu calidad de vida. Trataremos juntos de comprender tus vivencias y problemas con una mirada real, que te ayudara a desarrollar fortalezas y recursos para enfrentarlos. En mi encontraras una calida, y responsable professional que te brindara ayuda para producir positivos cambios en tu situacion actual .Utilizo diferentes modalidades de tratamiento de acuerdo al problema y a las caracteristicas de personalidad.Es importante que el idioma de las sesiones psicológicas sea de la lengua materna tanto del paciente como del profesional. Pues la cultura compartida otorga un marco de confianza y calidez
Comenzar una terapia es un paso importante para mejorar tu calidad de vida. Trataremos juntos de comprender tus vivencias y problemas con una mirada real, que te ayudara a desarrollar fortalezas y recursos para enfrentarlos. En mi encontraras una calida, y responsable professional que te brindara ayuda para producir positivos cambios en tu situacion actual .Utilizo diferentes modalidades de tratamiento de acuerdo al problema y a las caracteristicas de personalidad.Es importante que el idioma de las sesiones psicológicas sea de la lengua materna tanto del paciente como del profesional. Pues la cultura compartida otorga un marco de confianza y calidez
(305) 240-6781 View (305) 240-6781
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Jennifer Horn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed? Is it difficult for you to relax, take a deep breath, and try to accomplish tasks that "should" be easy? Are there days where you find yourself continually saying "I'll get to that tomorrow?"
Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed? Is it difficult for you to relax, take a deep breath, and try to accomplish tasks that "should" be easy? Are there days where you find yourself continually saying "I'll get to that tomorrow?"
(407) 250-9950 View (407) 250-9950
Photo of Jan Maizler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Jan Maizler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
Available 24/7 for crisis, trauma and Covid cases. The work I do with clients is a passionate calling. It's a privilege to be entrusted to form an alliance with you that heals suffering and promotes growth development. Being a therapist is more than a profession for me; it's a way of life.
Available 24/7 for crisis, trauma and Covid cases. The work I do with clients is a passionate calling. It's a privilege to be entrusted to form an alliance with you that heals suffering and promotes growth development. Being a therapist is more than a profession for me; it's a way of life.
(786) 699-6779 View (786) 699-6779
Photo of Coral Arvon, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Coral Arvon
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154
(954) 231-1032 View (954) 231-1032

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Christine Swiersz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33181
Hi! My name is Christine Swiersz. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I am a warm, supportive therapist who specializes in helping adults of all ages who are experiencing anxiety, stress, or depression. My professional goal is to help others find the peace they want and need in their daily lives. I will support you by helping you to address your feelings while assisting you in gaining the tools and skills to successfully overcome feelings of anxiety or depression. I am driven to do this work daily by the joy that I experience when I assist a client to make progress toward obtaining the peace that they are seeking.
Hi! My name is Christine Swiersz. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I am a warm, supportive therapist who specializes in helping adults of all ages who are experiencing anxiety, stress, or depression. My professional goal is to help others find the peace they want and need in their daily lives. I will support you by helping you to address your feelings while assisting you in gaining the tools and skills to successfully overcome feelings of anxiety or depression. I am driven to do this work daily by the joy that I experience when I assist a client to make progress toward obtaining the peace that they are seeking.
(786) 981-8404 View (786) 981-8404
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Darren Cefalu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MCAP, IC&RC, NLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay Village, FL 33141
It takes tremendous courage to seek out help. After taking that brave first step, you should be met with support and unconditional respect. I have been assisting clients as a mental health counselor for more than 20 years. Helping over a thousand individuals move through the darkness of addiction and mental health issues, my unique and innovative approach, concentrating on personal change, aids in developing the internal light and skills needed for growth. I serve as the Program Director at Recovery 112 which provides me with the opportunity to develop holistic programs to identify resources for complicated medical cases.
It takes tremendous courage to seek out help. After taking that brave first step, you should be met with support and unconditional respect. I have been assisting clients as a mental health counselor for more than 20 years. Helping over a thousand individuals move through the darkness of addiction and mental health issues, my unique and innovative approach, concentrating on personal change, aids in developing the internal light and skills needed for growth. I serve as the Program Director at Recovery 112 which provides me with the opportunity to develop holistic programs to identify resources for complicated medical cases.
(305) 528-1165 View (305) 528-1165
Photo of Luvernice Croskey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Luvernice Croskey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Miami, FL 33181
Life brings to us many challenges, some of which are difficult and frequently cause disruption in one's ability to perform at optimum level. Dr. Luvernice Croskey believes that counseling provides an opportunity for individuals to change the course of their lives to one that allows for growth and opportunities for success. She has been a provider of psychotherapeutic services for over fifteen years. She is a practicing associate with Carter Wiggins & Associates, P.A. Dr. Croskey has a long history of involvement in the behavioral healthcare field.Treatment approaches used by Dr. Croskey are designed to focus on the holistic needs of the individual.
Life brings to us many challenges, some of which are difficult and frequently cause disruption in one's ability to perform at optimum level. Dr. Luvernice Croskey believes that counseling provides an opportunity for individuals to change the course of their lives to one that allows for growth and opportunities for success. She has been a provider of psychotherapeutic services for over fifteen years. She is a practicing associate with Carter Wiggins & Associates, P.A. Dr. Croskey has a long history of involvement in the behavioral healthcare field.Treatment approaches used by Dr. Croskey are designed to focus on the holistic needs of the individual.
(305) 748-2907 View (305) 748-2907
Photo of Kaia Calbeck PhD PA, Psychologist in Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Kaia Calbeck PhD PA
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Do you hear your inner critic too often? Are you feeling irritable, down, or overwhelmed with worry? I help clients identify & change unhelpful thinking patterns, producing positive changes in emotions & well-being. As a neuropsychologist, I am interested in helping clients understand their cognitive strengths and weakness & apply for accommodations in academic & occupational settings. Assessment results are used to apply for standardized testing accommodations, to determine psychological/neuropsychological disability, for Gifted Program placement, for forensic purposes, & in treatment planning/recommendations.
Do you hear your inner critic too often? Are you feeling irritable, down, or overwhelmed with worry? I help clients identify & change unhelpful thinking patterns, producing positive changes in emotions & well-being. As a neuropsychologist, I am interested in helping clients understand their cognitive strengths and weakness & apply for accommodations in academic & occupational settings. Assessment results are used to apply for standardized testing accommodations, to determine psychological/neuropsychological disability, for Gifted Program placement, for forensic purposes, & in treatment planning/recommendations.
(786) 788-8462 View (786) 788-8462
Photo of Sofi H. Matz, Counselor in Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Sofi H. Matz
Counselor, LMHC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Surfside, FL 33154
My therapy has been described as upbeat and positive; no blaming or focusing on the negative. I am able to invite you to have new conversations about your current emotional situation and help you recognize bad habits and give simple solutions toward change, while providing encouragement to keep you motivated to reach your goals.
My therapy has been described as upbeat and positive; no blaming or focusing on the negative. I am able to invite you to have new conversations about your current emotional situation and help you recognize bad habits and give simple solutions toward change, while providing encouragement to keep you motivated to reach your goals.
(786) 651-3015 View (786) 651-3015
Photo of Inessa Freylekhman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Inessa Freylekhman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Everyone has the ability to heal from the deepest of wounds and the most challenging of circumstances. There's a saying, "Healing is the application of love to the places inside that hurt." I'm here to fully support you in tending to those places. Together we will journey into understanding the major themes and patterns in your life and what they are trying to teach you. This increased level of awareness can help you access your strength and intuition, eliminate negative self talk and choose a more fulfilling relationship with yourself, others and life. I offer a 15 minute meet and greet to ensure we are a good fit.
Everyone has the ability to heal from the deepest of wounds and the most challenging of circumstances. There's a saying, "Healing is the application of love to the places inside that hurt." I'm here to fully support you in tending to those places. Together we will journey into understanding the major themes and patterns in your life and what they are trying to teach you. This increased level of awareness can help you access your strength and intuition, eliminate negative self talk and choose a more fulfilling relationship with yourself, others and life. I offer a 15 minute meet and greet to ensure we are a good fit.
(305) 842-2550 View (305) 842-2550
Photo of Kira Yakubov Ploshansky, Marriage & Family Therapist in Bay Harbor Islands, FL
Kira Yakubov Ploshansky
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33141  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping adults and couples struggling with anxiety, relational distress, self-worth, and sexual issues. It is essential to create a safe and shame-free space for my clients to explore their emotions, sexual issues, fears of intimacy, and vulnerabilities in order to make powerful changes. If you find yourself feeling lonely, disconnected from your loved ones, experiencing self-doubt and allowing fear to control your life then I can help. Through this process you will learn ways to self-regulate your emotions, practice self-love, create healthy boundaries in your relationships, and take control of your life.
I am passionate about helping adults and couples struggling with anxiety, relational distress, self-worth, and sexual issues. It is essential to create a safe and shame-free space for my clients to explore their emotions, sexual issues, fears of intimacy, and vulnerabilities in order to make powerful changes. If you find yourself feeling lonely, disconnected from your loved ones, experiencing self-doubt and allowing fear to control your life then I can help. Through this process you will learn ways to self-regulate your emotions, practice self-love, create healthy boundaries in your relationships, and take control of your life.
(856) 454-8559 View (856) 454-8559

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Number of Therapists in Bay Harbor Islands, FL

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Bay Harbor Islands, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
92% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
77% Grief
77% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

25 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Bay Harbor Islands, FL see their clients

69% Online Only
31% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bay Harbor Islands?

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.