Therapists in Downtown, Sarasota, FL

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Susan Albrecht
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
My intention is to partner with you to overcome any challenges that prevent you from living your life in a joyful, creative totally involved way. Together we clarify issues that cause your distress; set goals, achieve results. How you'd like your life and relationships to look is the focus of a supportive counseling relationship. We pay attention to your mind, body and spirit as you take personal responsibility for your life and move towards conscious awareness. For 30 years I have worked with individuals, couples and families and a variety of problematic situations they present.. I look forward to your call.
My intention is to partner with you to overcome any challenges that prevent you from living your life in a joyful, creative totally involved way. Together we clarify issues that cause your distress; set goals, achieve results. How you'd like your life and relationships to look is the focus of a supportive counseling relationship. We pay attention to your mind, body and spirit as you take personal responsibility for your life and move towards conscious awareness. For 30 years I have worked with individuals, couples and families and a variety of problematic situations they present.. I look forward to your call.
(941) 270-9948 View (941) 270-9948
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Davenport Psychology
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
Welcome to Davenport Psychology, your trusted provider of evidence-based therapy in Sarasota and Venice, FL. Our experienced doctors of psychology are dedicated to helping you overcome mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, career stress, life transitions, and more. We also offer child and fmaily counseling, marriage counseling and individual therapy to help you achieve your goals and live life according to what matters to you. Our exceptional services have earned us the title of Best Psychologist in Venice, FL for 2023. When you call us, a licensed psychologist will either answer or return your call within 24 hours.
Welcome to Davenport Psychology, your trusted provider of evidence-based therapy in Sarasota and Venice, FL. Our experienced doctors of psychology are dedicated to helping you overcome mental health challenges, such as anxiety, depression, career stress, life transitions, and more. We also offer child and fmaily counseling, marriage counseling and individual therapy to help you achieve your goals and live life according to what matters to you. Our exceptional services have earned us the title of Best Psychologist in Venice, FL for 2023. When you call us, a licensed psychologist will either answer or return your call within 24 hours.
(941) 702-2457 View (941) 702-2457
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Allison Phinney
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
I work with a diverse group and specialize in teens, young adults and families. I am committed to neurodiversity and autonomy-affirming practices. I aim to help you and your teen navigate this ever-changing world and how it affects them as individuals, and within your family unit. I utilize different therapeutic strategies to navigate issues surrounding self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, navigating social media, and life experiences that may be challenging for neurodiverse individuals. Parents find therapeutic alliance helpful in creating a safe space to connect, refocus, and share in both a respectful and proactive manner.
I work with a diverse group and specialize in teens, young adults and families. I am committed to neurodiversity and autonomy-affirming practices. I aim to help you and your teen navigate this ever-changing world and how it affects them as individuals, and within your family unit. I utilize different therapeutic strategies to navigate issues surrounding self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, navigating social media, and life experiences that may be challenging for neurodiverse individuals. Parents find therapeutic alliance helpful in creating a safe space to connect, refocus, and share in both a respectful and proactive manner.
(941) 239-7791 View (941) 239-7791
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Sisi Zhao
Counselor, LMHC , NCC, CRC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
Hi! I’m Sisi Zhao, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor currently working out of Sarasota, Florida. My top priority is to always ensure your well-being and providing you with the necessary tools and resources to help achieve your goals. My approach to therapy is very person-centered, meaning that your needs always come first and that you are an equal partner in the planning of your care. I have experience in working with children, adolescents and adults that are struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, chronic health issues, substance abuse and ADHD.
Hi! I’m Sisi Zhao, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor currently working out of Sarasota, Florida. My top priority is to always ensure your well-being and providing you with the necessary tools and resources to help achieve your goals. My approach to therapy is very person-centered, meaning that your needs always come first and that you are an equal partner in the planning of your care. I have experience in working with children, adolescents and adults that are struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, chronic health issues, substance abuse and ADHD.
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Jennifer Barmash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34237
Have you been struggling to fix things on your own or hoping they’ll just get better? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, trapped in the cycle of depression, or concerned about substance use? Change is possible and I can help. Your first act of courage is reaching out to a therapist and making an investment in yourself. With 25+ years of experience, I've helped countless individuals to create lasting change through new ways of thinking and feeling.
Have you been struggling to fix things on your own or hoping they’ll just get better? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, trapped in the cycle of depression, or concerned about substance use? Change is possible and I can help. Your first act of courage is reaching out to a therapist and making an investment in yourself. With 25+ years of experience, I've helped countless individuals to create lasting change through new ways of thinking and feeling.
(941) 208-6691 View (941) 208-6691
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Leigh O'Rourke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over thirty years. My practice consists primarily of individuals (adults and adolescents) dealing with depression, anxiety, loss and low self-esteem. I also work with couples and families struggling with relationship and transition issues.
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for over thirty years. My practice consists primarily of individuals (adults and adolescents) dealing with depression, anxiety, loss and low self-esteem. I also work with couples and families struggling with relationship and transition issues.
(941) 735-5959 View (941) 735-5959
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Cheryl Peppers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
While our outer lives may seem well organized, our inner lives are often plagued with unexpressed conflict and confusion. Those who dare to cultivate self-awareness are often surprised by its healing effects - that the process itself unlocks energy and propels one forward. It is never too late. I look forward to witnessing your transformation and discovering how your unique set of issues and ways of working come to bear in the therapeutic alliance that will be uniquely ours.
While our outer lives may seem well organized, our inner lives are often plagued with unexpressed conflict and confusion. Those who dare to cultivate self-awareness are often surprised by its healing effects - that the process itself unlocks energy and propels one forward. It is never too late. I look forward to witnessing your transformation and discovering how your unique set of issues and ways of working come to bear in the therapeutic alliance that will be uniquely ours.
(941) 932-8691 View (941) 932-8691
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DeLorr Pickering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, IMHP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236  (Online Only)
Struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other difficulties? Do you find life's transitions difficult? Create the life you love! As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I am certified in Brainspotting, a cutting-edge therapy that helps people process deeply-felt experiences presenting barriers to fulfilling lives. Experience working with: Individuals, couples, families, experiencing anxiety, depression, GLBT issues, domestic violence, sports trauma, performance in athletes, musicians, actors, and test-taking anxiety. Independently licensed in MN, WI, FL, NE, WY. Let's begin creating your happier, healthier life!
Struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and other difficulties? Do you find life's transitions difficult? Create the life you love! As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I am certified in Brainspotting, a cutting-edge therapy that helps people process deeply-felt experiences presenting barriers to fulfilling lives. Experience working with: Individuals, couples, families, experiencing anxiety, depression, GLBT issues, domestic violence, sports trauma, performance in athletes, musicians, actors, and test-taking anxiety. Independently licensed in MN, WI, FL, NE, WY. Let's begin creating your happier, healthier life!
(941) 229-1131 View (941) 229-1131
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Dr. Emily L. Robertson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
I specialize in children and adolescent ADHD, defiance/oppositional concerns (e.g., tantrums, anger, hitting), emotion dysregulation, and family conflict. I offer Parent Management Training and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), as well as therapy groups with parents who need support with challenging child behaviors. Results tend to be noticed within 1-3 weeks of the start of therapy. Check out the practice website for more information: www.centerforchildbehavior.com.
I specialize in children and adolescent ADHD, defiance/oppositional concerns (e.g., tantrums, anger, hitting), emotion dysregulation, and family conflict. I offer Parent Management Training and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), as well as therapy groups with parents who need support with challenging child behaviors. Results tend to be noticed within 1-3 weeks of the start of therapy. Check out the practice website for more information: www.centerforchildbehavior.com.
(941) 213-8362 View (941) 213-8362
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O2 Recovery Support Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, NCRC-I, NCIP, CAC, ICRC-AD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
If you or your loved one has a problem with drugs, alcohol, or another addiction, I can help. Because no two individuals are alike, I offer a wide array of recovery support services, such as Counseling, Intensive Out-Patient, Recovery Coaching (sober coach), Intervention, Recovery Companion (sober companion), Safe Transport, Drug/Alcohol Testing, and Case Management. I can help you or your loved one break free from a destructive cycle and rebuild a healthy lifestyle.
If you or your loved one has a problem with drugs, alcohol, or another addiction, I can help. Because no two individuals are alike, I offer a wide array of recovery support services, such as Counseling, Intensive Out-Patient, Recovery Coaching (sober coach), Intervention, Recovery Companion (sober companion), Safe Transport, Drug/Alcohol Testing, and Case Management. I can help you or your loved one break free from a destructive cycle and rebuild a healthy lifestyle.
(941) 254-2961 View (941) 254-2961
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Wendy Haggerty - Sex And Love Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST, CSTS, CHT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
Waitlist for new clients
Want to grow in your personal life and relationships? I work with individuals, partners and couples on a variety of issues related to love, sex and relationships. I am a clinical sexologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, certified hypnotherapist and AASECT-certified sex therapist & supervisor.
Want to grow in your personal life and relationships? I work with individuals, partners and couples on a variety of issues related to love, sex and relationships. I am a clinical sexologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, certified hypnotherapist and AASECT-certified sex therapist & supervisor.
(941) 727-5979 View (941) 727-5979
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Angela Stewart
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
In my 35 years as a NY licensed psychologist, I have found that most people come to psychotherapy in some degree of pain, distress or anxiety. In my office patients find a climate of ease that encourages self-disclosure and a warm therapist-patient relationship. I strive to collaborate with my patients to help identify what is really troubling them so they can develop compassion for themselves while coming to terms with their circumstances.
In my 35 years as a NY licensed psychologist, I have found that most people come to psychotherapy in some degree of pain, distress or anxiety. In my office patients find a climate of ease that encourages self-disclosure and a warm therapist-patient relationship. I strive to collaborate with my patients to help identify what is really troubling them so they can develop compassion for themselves while coming to terms with their circumstances.
(941) 200-3384 View (941) 200-3384
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Mary G Davenport
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
I am a PhD Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & aasect Certified Sex Therapist. I have been a leader in the field of family therapy and sex therapy since 1974. Trained at the University of Pennsylvania, I bring a wealth of experience and a personalized approach to my private practice in Sarasota, Florida. I provide specialized support for transgender and non-binary individuals and their families. I am dedicated to creating an environment that respects and celebrates the diversity of gender identities and sexual orientation.
I am a PhD Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & aasect Certified Sex Therapist. I have been a leader in the field of family therapy and sex therapy since 1974. Trained at the University of Pennsylvania, I bring a wealth of experience and a personalized approach to my private practice in Sarasota, Florida. I provide specialized support for transgender and non-binary individuals and their families. I am dedicated to creating an environment that respects and celebrates the diversity of gender identities and sexual orientation.
(941) 366-3134 View (941) 366-3134
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Marlene Campana
Counselor, LMHC, MBA, MA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34277  (Online Only)
Ms. Campana is a graduate of Princeton University with a Major in Psychology and received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2009. A licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than 13 years of experience, she provides mental health counseling in private practice with A Time to Heal. She completed the Gottman Institute Advanced Practicum training as a Level 3 Couples Therapist. She values integrating client’s faith into the helping process only when appropriate and is licensed in: FL, MA, NJ, NY, TX, UT, NH, IL, GA.
Ms. Campana is a graduate of Princeton University with a Major in Psychology and received her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2009. A licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than 13 years of experience, she provides mental health counseling in private practice with A Time to Heal. She completed the Gottman Institute Advanced Practicum training as a Level 3 Couples Therapist. She values integrating client’s faith into the helping process only when appropriate and is licensed in: FL, MA, NJ, NY, TX, UT, NH, IL, GA.
(941) 499-5950 View (941) 499-5950
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Tracy Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
Though I relish working with a diverse set of issues, I specialize in helping clients in the midst of a transition. Graduating from college, entering adulthood, starting or leveling up in a career, maintaining long-term relationships, aging, or parenting are all examples of some of the transitions that many of my clients are navigating. These transitions often require a self-reevaluation to take stock of where you are today and what’s preventing you from becoming a reimagined version of yourself.
Though I relish working with a diverse set of issues, I specialize in helping clients in the midst of a transition. Graduating from college, entering adulthood, starting or leveling up in a career, maintaining long-term relationships, aging, or parenting are all examples of some of the transitions that many of my clients are navigating. These transitions often require a self-reevaluation to take stock of where you are today and what’s preventing you from becoming a reimagined version of yourself.
(941) 676-8836 View (941) 676-8836
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Tanya A Barkley-Graham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
I have over 25 years of social work practice and experience working within government agencies, non- profit organizations, and in a private practice setting. I work with individuals, couples, and families to support them in identifying challenges and setting goals to design the life they desire.
I have over 25 years of social work practice and experience working within government agencies, non- profit organizations, and in a private practice setting. I work with individuals, couples, and families to support them in identifying challenges and setting goals to design the life they desire.
(941) 260-1921 View (941) 260-1921
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Jean McCutcheon Lifestyle Coach-Therapist
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
Today's world presents challenges that can push many of us to our limits. Real, actionable tools are needed to help not only break through the obstacles that can prevent you from feeling good but also provide you with the desire and motivation to thrive. Transformation requires advanced personal growth, strengthening self-concepts, gaining confidence, and creating a workable vision for your future. By combining the positive benefits that both counseling and coaching provide, my integrative approach allows my clients to become empowered AND feel supported during the process of reaching their full potential.
Today's world presents challenges that can push many of us to our limits. Real, actionable tools are needed to help not only break through the obstacles that can prevent you from feeling good but also provide you with the desire and motivation to thrive. Transformation requires advanced personal growth, strengthening self-concepts, gaining confidence, and creating a workable vision for your future. By combining the positive benefits that both counseling and coaching provide, my integrative approach allows my clients to become empowered AND feel supported during the process of reaching their full potential.
(941) 344-5021 View (941) 344-5021
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Vacation Counseling - Couples Retreat by Dr. April
Counselor, LMHC, CST, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
Are you wanting a personalized intimate retreat that focuses on your specific needs and goals in your relationship? A retreat that will heal the hurts and traumas in the relationship? Vacation counseling will help you and your relationship find a new perspective on how intimacy can help resolve conflicts in your relationship. We offer many different options to fit your needs, one couple at a time. We can provide you with in-person and online counseling where couples stay in exclusive, luxurious vacation rentals. Vacation Counseling can travel to your Vacation.
Are you wanting a personalized intimate retreat that focuses on your specific needs and goals in your relationship? A retreat that will heal the hurts and traumas in the relationship? Vacation counseling will help you and your relationship find a new perspective on how intimacy can help resolve conflicts in your relationship. We offer many different options to fit your needs, one couple at a time. We can provide you with in-person and online counseling where couples stay in exclusive, luxurious vacation rentals. Vacation Counseling can travel to your Vacation.
(941) 759-5754 View (941) 759-5754
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Cari Tingen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
Fear of the unknown can be scary and overwhelming ,Being able to adapt to the new world changes and life transitions can be very challenging. I can empower you and help you develop new skills and self-confidence in these uncertain times.
Fear of the unknown can be scary and overwhelming ,Being able to adapt to the new world changes and life transitions can be very challenging. I can empower you and help you develop new skills and self-confidence in these uncertain times.
(941) 229-7657 View (941) 229-7657
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Amy Warren
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Sarasota, FL 34236
Specializing in trauma recovery, codependency, relationships and the emotional reconnection of men, my focus is helping clients heal underlying wounds which affect adult life. As clients move from reactivity to responsiveness or from victimization to empowerment, they are enabled to live their best lives. I provide a non-judgmental environment as clients identify and address the core issues which may be leading to depression, anxiety, addictions or relationship problems. A multi-modal approach which may include counseling, EMDR, Neurofeedback and Intensive workshops enable clients to receive needed services in one setting.
Specializing in trauma recovery, codependency, relationships and the emotional reconnection of men, my focus is helping clients heal underlying wounds which affect adult life. As clients move from reactivity to responsiveness or from victimization to empowerment, they are enabled to live their best lives. I provide a non-judgmental environment as clients identify and address the core issues which may be leading to depression, anxiety, addictions or relationship problems. A multi-modal approach which may include counseling, EMDR, Neurofeedback and Intensive workshops enable clients to receive needed services in one setting.
(941) 780-1000 View (941) 780-1000

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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Sarasota, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Downtown, Sarasota, FL who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
82% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
67% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% Optum

How Therapists in Downtown, Sarasota, FL see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, Sarasota?

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.