Therapists in Lower West Side, Chicago, IL

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Community Wellness Group
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608
This a group practice that employs clinicans of various ethnicities and backgrounds. People come to therapy due to feeling excessive stress at work, at home, or in their relationships. They find the pressures of everyday life have exceeded their abilities, overwhelmed their senses, and left them with an inability to cope. They are often having problems with school, completing tasks, getting along with others at work, and finding activities enjoyable. We believe in the resiliency of the human spirit, and that therapy is a process of exploring and getting to know oneself.
This a group practice that employs clinicans of various ethnicities and backgrounds. People come to therapy due to feeling excessive stress at work, at home, or in their relationships. They find the pressures of everyday life have exceeded their abilities, overwhelmed their senses, and left them with an inability to cope. They are often having problems with school, completing tasks, getting along with others at work, and finding activities enjoyable. We believe in the resiliency of the human spirit, and that therapy is a process of exploring and getting to know oneself.
(872) 278-6233 View (872) 278-6233
Photo of Jamie Marie Cavaliero, Psychologist in Lower West Side, Chicago, IL
Jamie Marie Cavaliero
Psychologist, PsyD, Dr
Verified Verified
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608
Feeling like you're stuck on the stress treadmill, with life repeating itself? Are anxiety, depression, or relationship issues weighing you down? It's time to hit the reset button! I specialize in empowering individuals to break free and cultivate unshakeable resilience. Together, we'll confront these challenges head-on and pave the way to a happier, more fulfilling version of yourself. Whether it's anxiety therapy, depression treatment, or relationship counseling, let's prioritize your well-being and invest in your path to thriving!
Feeling like you're stuck on the stress treadmill, with life repeating itself? Are anxiety, depression, or relationship issues weighing you down? It's time to hit the reset button! I specialize in empowering individuals to break free and cultivate unshakeable resilience. Together, we'll confront these challenges head-on and pave the way to a happier, more fulfilling version of yourself. Whether it's anxiety therapy, depression treatment, or relationship counseling, let's prioritize your well-being and invest in your path to thriving!
(312) 847-3708 View (312) 847-3708
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Lisa Macias
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608
¡Hola! First of all, I commend you. It takes courage to take the steps to care for your mental health. As a proud Latinx woman, I understand the stigma that comes with engaging in mental wellness services in our community. The truth is, there is nothing to be ashamed of. We can all benefit from some support every once in a while. Most importantly, you don't have to do it alone.
¡Hola! First of all, I commend you. It takes courage to take the steps to care for your mental health. As a proud Latinx woman, I understand the stigma that comes with engaging in mental wellness services in our community. The truth is, there is nothing to be ashamed of. We can all benefit from some support every once in a while. Most importantly, you don't have to do it alone.
(773) 839-4015 View (773) 839-4015
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Alexis M. Westbrook
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608  (Online Only)
Alexis Westbrook is an African American clinical psychologist who specializes in a trauma-focused approach to treat relational issues. She has over 12 years of experience in helping adults across the lifespan develop healthy coping skills and healing strategies to manage life's difficulties. Her practice is rooted in a collaborative and strength-based approach, focusing on the well-being of her patients.
Alexis Westbrook is an African American clinical psychologist who specializes in a trauma-focused approach to treat relational issues. She has over 12 years of experience in helping adults across the lifespan develop healthy coping skills and healing strategies to manage life's difficulties. Her practice is rooted in a collaborative and strength-based approach, focusing on the well-being of her patients.
(708) 787-8772 View (708) 787-8772
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The Lighted Path Counseling LLC
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608
When seeking the Lighted Path toward self acceptance, adjustment management and healing from the past or trauma it is important to find a knowledgable, motivated partner on the journey.
When seeking the Lighted Path toward self acceptance, adjustment management and healing from the past or trauma it is important to find a knowledgable, motivated partner on the journey.
(773) 900-7437 View (773) 900-7437
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Ericka Soto
LCPC
Verified Verified
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608
As a Mexican-American therapist I want to provide a safe space and cultural competency for all. My background currently consists of working with survivors of Domestic Violence/IPV. Through my work with these clients I have also helped them work on the following: Improving self-esteem, understanding how to set boundaries in relationships, creating support systems that cater to a better sense of self, learning and establishing a sense of identity, and intergenerational trauma. My goal is to help individuals who want to better define who they are and heal from the impacts of external factors in order to live a more fulfilled life.
As a Mexican-American therapist I want to provide a safe space and cultural competency for all. My background currently consists of working with survivors of Domestic Violence/IPV. Through my work with these clients I have also helped them work on the following: Improving self-esteem, understanding how to set boundaries in relationships, creating support systems that cater to a better sense of self, learning and establishing a sense of identity, and intergenerational trauma. My goal is to help individuals who want to better define who they are and heal from the impacts of external factors in order to live a more fulfilled life.
(773) 243-4026 View (773) 243-4026
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Gary Chung
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608
With over 5 years of clinical experience, my work focuses on meeting clients where they are at and providing a safe space for growth, acceptance, and healing. I have worked with children, family, and adults. I believe in being a supportive role in helping my clients reach their goals within their specific context. Often times, I see clients that wish to seek therapy to better themselves and grow their self-awareness in order to build skills to resolve the challenges they face. My belief is that clients can benefit from an unbiased perspective and I can provide this space for individuals to grow at their own pace.
With over 5 years of clinical experience, my work focuses on meeting clients where they are at and providing a safe space for growth, acceptance, and healing. I have worked with children, family, and adults. I believe in being a supportive role in helping my clients reach their goals within their specific context. Often times, I see clients that wish to seek therapy to better themselves and grow their self-awareness in order to build skills to resolve the challenges they face. My belief is that clients can benefit from an unbiased perspective and I can provide this space for individuals to grow at their own pace.
(773) 207-4246 View (773) 207-4246
Photo of Susie Moya, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lower West Side, Chicago, IL
Susie Moya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ICDVP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608
Life can be a journey of transitions and challenges. I recognize that the impact of change can be stressful on the mind and the body. As a bi-cultural therapist, I support individuals adjust to life transitions using culturally informed strength-based and mindful based approaches. I have experience providing trauma therapy to adults who have been affected by interpersonal violence and intergenerational trauma. I also recognize how chronic stress and trauma, as well as cultural factors, influence an individual’s sense of self.
Life can be a journey of transitions and challenges. I recognize that the impact of change can be stressful on the mind and the body. As a bi-cultural therapist, I support individuals adjust to life transitions using culturally informed strength-based and mindful based approaches. I have experience providing trauma therapy to adults who have been affected by interpersonal violence and intergenerational trauma. I also recognize how chronic stress and trauma, as well as cultural factors, influence an individual’s sense of self.
(708) 613-8670 View (708) 613-8670
Photo of Odette Ojeda Rivera, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Lower West Side, Chicago, IL
Odette Ojeda Rivera
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608
Have you been through an experience that has made you feel stuck, isolated, or confused? Maybe it has been a traumatic experience, relationship problems, professional challenges, cultural/racial experiences or even every day stress. We often think we have to face these challenges alone and “move on!” Working together, we will work on healing, building healthy skills to cope, and developing healthy patterns that work for you and liberate you from the experiences that may be holding you back.
Have you been through an experience that has made you feel stuck, isolated, or confused? Maybe it has been a traumatic experience, relationship problems, professional challenges, cultural/racial experiences or even every day stress. We often think we have to face these challenges alone and “move on!” Working together, we will work on healing, building healthy skills to cope, and developing healthy patterns that work for you and liberate you from the experiences that may be holding you back.
(708) 694-9914 View (708) 694-9914
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Andrea Carolina Godinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608  (Online Only)
Obsessive thoughts won't leave you and have you worrying uncontrollably. You have fears that don't make sense to others, but you must take action or avoid people, relationships, places to keep yourself and others safe. You doubt your decision and actions all the time and it stresses you out that you can't be sure if you did the right thing. You do things that feel out of your control, repetitive, and take a lot of time. Either you struggle to function in relationships, or it takes tremendous effort to do what you need to get done. All of the time you are anxious, thinking, and exhausted.
Obsessive thoughts won't leave you and have you worrying uncontrollably. You have fears that don't make sense to others, but you must take action or avoid people, relationships, places to keep yourself and others safe. You doubt your decision and actions all the time and it stresses you out that you can't be sure if you did the right thing. You do things that feel out of your control, repetitive, and take a lot of time. Either you struggle to function in relationships, or it takes tremendous effort to do what you need to get done. All of the time you are anxious, thinking, and exhausted.
(773) 904-1946 View (773) 904-1946
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Dr. Abbré R. McClain
Counselor, PsyD, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608
I am a licensed professional clinical psychotherapist with over a decade of experience working with youth ages 0-18. I also specialize in early infant-parent psychotherapy, childhood development, parent-child relationships, parental mental health, and family wellness. I have has also received additional specialized training in trauma-informed care and multicultural psychology which are vital to youth wellness!
I am a licensed professional clinical psychotherapist with over a decade of experience working with youth ages 0-18. I also specialize in early infant-parent psychotherapy, childhood development, parent-child relationships, parental mental health, and family wellness. I have has also received additional specialized training in trauma-informed care and multicultural psychology which are vital to youth wellness!
(773) 453-5773 View (773) 453-5773
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Jennifer Marie Spitler
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608  (Online Only)
It is all too often we miss out on life as it unfolds, in the present moment. Our thoughts, feelings, and memories often leave us distracted, reactive, and approaching life as though it were a series of problems to be solved. In truth, some of us struggle with presence and reactivity more than others. Neurodiverse folks frequently struggle to regulate strong emotions, maintain healthy relationships, and manage activities of daily living.
It is all too often we miss out on life as it unfolds, in the present moment. Our thoughts, feelings, and memories often leave us distracted, reactive, and approaching life as though it were a series of problems to be solved. In truth, some of us struggle with presence and reactivity more than others. Neurodiverse folks frequently struggle to regulate strong emotions, maintain healthy relationships, and manage activities of daily living.
(312) 906-7042 View (312) 906-7042
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Marlene Arteaga
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608
Life can sometimes feel overwhelming, exhausting, and filled with obstacles. I place emphasis on building trust and rapport with each person. I am a firm believer that each person deserves to work with someone who they can trust and freely open up with. My approach to therapy is to help you overcome those obstacles, reconnect with yourself, your loved ones, and your world. I find that there is a huge importance in ensuring that each person can find their voice and is able to use it to advocate for their needs. As a result of my history of working at Chicago Public Schools I have extensive experience helping children meet their goals
Life can sometimes feel overwhelming, exhausting, and filled with obstacles. I place emphasis on building trust and rapport with each person. I am a firm believer that each person deserves to work with someone who they can trust and freely open up with. My approach to therapy is to help you overcome those obstacles, reconnect with yourself, your loved ones, and your world. I find that there is a huge importance in ensuring that each person can find their voice and is able to use it to advocate for their needs. As a result of my history of working at Chicago Public Schools I have extensive experience helping children meet their goals
(773) 839-8975 x3 View (773) 839-8975 x3
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Dr. Juliet I Dinkha
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Illinois. I earned a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. I have an extensive research background and have published two books on identity and resilience. In therapy, my foremost priority is your well-being. I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space where you can openly express your thoughts, emotions, and concerns. I believe in the power of empathy and active listening to truly understand your unique experiences and perspectives.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Illinois. I earned a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. I have an extensive research background and have published two books on identity and resilience. In therapy, my foremost priority is your well-being. I am committed to providing a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential space where you can openly express your thoughts, emotions, and concerns. I believe in the power of empathy and active listening to truly understand your unique experiences and perspectives.
(773) 694-8735 View (773) 694-8735
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Yvette Camacho
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608  (Online Only)
I help people achieve healing and wellness in their lives by focusing on positivity and internal strengths. I believe the mind and the body connect and affect one another. This is why I believe therapy can help people who are feeling overwhelmed with big emotions, having difficulties with life transitions, struggling with past traumas, feeling anxieties over the future, repair or create healthy connections or relationships with others and obtain inner peace.
I help people achieve healing and wellness in their lives by focusing on positivity and internal strengths. I believe the mind and the body connect and affect one another. This is why I believe therapy can help people who are feeling overwhelmed with big emotions, having difficulties with life transitions, struggling with past traumas, feeling anxieties over the future, repair or create healthy connections or relationships with others and obtain inner peace.
(312) 626-6601 View (312) 626-6601
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Erica Bench Emdr Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC, LMHP, EMDRCIT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! I believe you have the power within yourself to change. Together we will tap into your strength, courage, and insight to achieve your goals. I specialize in treating trauma through the use of EMDR, IFS, traditional talk, and other treatment modalities. I often work with busy professionals and college students-or anyone suffering from trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, depression, stress, and anxiety. I am non-judgmental and professional, although when appropriate, I've been known to crack a joke because sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.
Accepting New Clients! I believe you have the power within yourself to change. Together we will tap into your strength, courage, and insight to achieve your goals. I specialize in treating trauma through the use of EMDR, IFS, traditional talk, and other treatment modalities. I often work with busy professionals and college students-or anyone suffering from trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem, depression, stress, and anxiety. I am non-judgmental and professional, although when appropriate, I've been known to crack a joke because sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.
(816) 484-3601 View (816) 484-3601
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Rachel Sharp
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Rachel. I graduated from Northwestern University in 2014 with a Masters in Counseling Psychology specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychology. I have been trained in EMDR, worked with trauma in the inner-city of Chicago and am very well versed in this department. I am LGBTQI affirming. My clients have said I have a warm presence. My therapeutic approach is client-centered- I use expressive/art therapy techniques, focus on internal family systems and parts work (essentially looking at oneself through a lens of functional parts, some more at the forefront than others). I offer free 15 min consultations.
Hi! I'm Rachel. I graduated from Northwestern University in 2014 with a Masters in Counseling Psychology specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychology. I have been trained in EMDR, worked with trauma in the inner-city of Chicago and am very well versed in this department. I am LGBTQI affirming. My clients have said I have a warm presence. My therapeutic approach is client-centered- I use expressive/art therapy techniques, focus on internal family systems and parts work (essentially looking at oneself through a lens of functional parts, some more at the forefront than others). I offer free 15 min consultations.
(773) 900-6731 View (773) 900-6731
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Lisa Mihevc
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, ALMFT
Verified Verified
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608
Sometimes parenting feels traumatic, and you are tired of feeling alone. I help parents understand their child's most frustrating, confusing, and overwhelming behaviors while also guiding them to experience more confidence and regulation. My theoretical paths include trauma-informed, attachment-based, and somatic in nature. I practice somatic touch, which effectively facilitates regulation in a person's nervous system. It is hard to change the way we parent even if we know what to do. I provide the practical resources and support that you need.
Sometimes parenting feels traumatic, and you are tired of feeling alone. I help parents understand their child's most frustrating, confusing, and overwhelming behaviors while also guiding them to experience more confidence and regulation. My theoretical paths include trauma-informed, attachment-based, and somatic in nature. I practice somatic touch, which effectively facilitates regulation in a person's nervous system. It is hard to change the way we parent even if we know what to do. I provide the practical resources and support that you need.
(708) 578-7991 View (708) 578-7991
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Scott J Hunter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608
I am an experienced (25+ years) clinical psychologist working with individuals seeking to improve their lives, and their capacity to meet daily demands, goals, choices, and opportunities with regard to their relationships, education, career, and identity. I specialize in individual psychotherapy with late adolescents and adults, from an integrative, trauma and multiculturally informed, empirically supported approach - engaging cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, and developmental interventions to help identify and then understand challenges and resilience, and to support desired mood, behavior, and cognitive change.
I am an experienced (25+ years) clinical psychologist working with individuals seeking to improve their lives, and their capacity to meet daily demands, goals, choices, and opportunities with regard to their relationships, education, career, and identity. I specialize in individual psychotherapy with late adolescents and adults, from an integrative, trauma and multiculturally informed, empirically supported approach - engaging cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, and developmental interventions to help identify and then understand challenges and resilience, and to support desired mood, behavior, and cognitive change.
(773) 900-6964 View (773) 900-6964
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Luz E. Mendez
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Lower West Side, Chicago, IL 60608  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I offer counseling for children (ages 4-10), adolescents (11 to 17), and their families. Together, we will identify goals and strategies that can alleviate emotional distress and improve behavior. I work with school counselors and teachers to strengthen the student's support system. I also work with couples who are experiencing relationship difficulties. At times, improving communication may seem to be the solution, and other times, the relationship may need deeper exploration to understand the dynamics that may be contributing to the relationship difficulties. I also offer individual counseling.
I offer counseling for children (ages 4-10), adolescents (11 to 17), and their families. Together, we will identify goals and strategies that can alleviate emotional distress and improve behavior. I work with school counselors and teachers to strengthen the student's support system. I also work with couples who are experiencing relationship difficulties. At times, improving communication may seem to be the solution, and other times, the relationship may need deeper exploration to understand the dynamics that may be contributing to the relationship difficulties. I also offer individual counseling.
(312) 667-3199 View (312) 667-3199

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Number of Therapists in Lower West Side, Chicago, IL

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lower West Side, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills
65% Relationship Issues
62% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
61% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lower West Side, Chicago, IL see their clients

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
13% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lower West Side, Chicago?

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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.