Therapists in Uptown, Chicago, IL

Photo of Andrea Lissuzzo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Uptown, Chicago, IL
Andrea Lissuzzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60613
As a licensed clinical social worker with 25 years of experience in mental health, I have worked with a variety of populations in multiple settings, including outpatient, inpatient, residential, judicial, and educational. As a psychiatric social worker for a large medical system, I provided direct service to individuals struggling with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship and parenting issues. My collaborative, problem-solving approach to working with clients helps them better understand, navigate, and overcome the challenges of life.
As a licensed clinical social worker with 25 years of experience in mental health, I have worked with a variety of populations in multiple settings, including outpatient, inpatient, residential, judicial, and educational. As a psychiatric social worker for a large medical system, I provided direct service to individuals struggling with a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship and parenting issues. My collaborative, problem-solving approach to working with clients helps them better understand, navigate, and overcome the challenges of life.
(773) 912-0146 View (773) 912-0146
Photo of Jade Hull, Pre-Licensed Professional in Uptown, Chicago, IL
Jade Hull
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640
Waitlist for new clients
Shopping around online for a human to trust and talk to can be a strange experience, and I understand that the beginning of this journey can feel overwhelming. I utilize humor, creativity, self-reflection, body-based interventions, and education to promote your growth. Your therapy will be individualized to who you are and your lived experiences. We’ll work as a team to explore, understand, and update the obstacles in your life. I believe knowledge is a transformative tool that can help us update how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world. Together, we'll look beyond diagnoses, and examine attachment and relationships.
Shopping around online for a human to trust and talk to can be a strange experience, and I understand that the beginning of this journey can feel overwhelming. I utilize humor, creativity, self-reflection, body-based interventions, and education to promote your growth. Your therapy will be individualized to who you are and your lived experiences. We’ll work as a team to explore, understand, and update the obstacles in your life. I believe knowledge is a transformative tool that can help us update how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world. Together, we'll look beyond diagnoses, and examine attachment and relationships.
(773) 207-2098 View (773) 207-2098
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Josh Abrahams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640
Not accepting new clients
In my therapy practice, I work with individuals of all ages, including young children, and with families and couples. At our first meeting, you can expect me to listen closely as you tell me about yourself and what brings you to therapy. You might be suffering greatly and be seeking urgently to relieve distress and find hope that things can improve. Or you might feel fine in many ways but want to strengthen your relationships with others, increase understanding of yourself and your behavior, or begin to make better use of your talents and build your creative potential.
In my therapy practice, I work with individuals of all ages, including young children, and with families and couples. At our first meeting, you can expect me to listen closely as you tell me about yourself and what brings you to therapy. You might be suffering greatly and be seeking urgently to relieve distress and find hope that things can improve. Or you might feel fine in many ways but want to strengthen your relationships with others, increase understanding of yourself and your behavior, or begin to make better use of your talents and build your creative potential.
(773) 492-6998 View (773) 492-6998
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Kate Zucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MA
Verified Verified
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you going through the world trying to navigate systems that aren't made for you? Are you looking for validation and care, as well as tools and skills? The work that I do in the therapeutic space is well suited for clients looking for an affirming, non-judgmental space to process their experiences and make changes towards their best vision of themselves. More than modalities, I believe that it is the strength of the therapeutic relationship that can guide folks towards change and transformation. As a white queer person, I have worked to develop an intersectional lens, making sure to hold space for folks with varying identities.
Are you going through the world trying to navigate systems that aren't made for you? Are you looking for validation and care, as well as tools and skills? The work that I do in the therapeutic space is well suited for clients looking for an affirming, non-judgmental space to process their experiences and make changes towards their best vision of themselves. More than modalities, I believe that it is the strength of the therapeutic relationship that can guide folks towards change and transformation. As a white queer person, I have worked to develop an intersectional lens, making sure to hold space for folks with varying identities.
(773) 207-4186 View (773) 207-4186
Photo of Daniel Westheimer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Uptown, Chicago, IL
Daniel Westheimer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60613
Waitlist for new clients
I primarily work with individuals and couples moving through life’s unique challenges. I have experience working with individuals who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community and clients who are neurodivergent, working to operate in a neurotypical society. I am sex & poly knowledgable. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, identity exploration, and relational issues. Before working as a therapist, I was an actor and artist, where my strengths of empathy and curiosity were developed.
I primarily work with individuals and couples moving through life’s unique challenges. I have experience working with individuals who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community and clients who are neurodivergent, working to operate in a neurotypical society. I am sex & poly knowledgable. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, identity exploration, and relational issues. Before working as a therapist, I was an actor and artist, where my strengths of empathy and curiosity were developed.
(773) 432-7216 View (773) 432-7216
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Laurie M Rades (Hanson) LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640
"Growth is never by chance; it is the outcome of people working together." Are you ready to work together in achieving your personal goals? Are your goals to be less anxious and have more meaningful relationships? I understand today's stresses for college students and adults in balancing school/work, challenges with focus, relationships, physical health and future planning. My focus in working with my clients is on identifying your personal strengths and helping you to recognize them so you can work to achieve and maintain a healthy physical and mental balance in your life.
"Growth is never by chance; it is the outcome of people working together." Are you ready to work together in achieving your personal goals? Are your goals to be less anxious and have more meaningful relationships? I understand today's stresses for college students and adults in balancing school/work, challenges with focus, relationships, physical health and future planning. My focus in working with my clients is on identifying your personal strengths and helping you to recognize them so you can work to achieve and maintain a healthy physical and mental balance in your life.
(872) 210-5521 View (872) 210-5521
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John Thorne
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60613
Taking the first step into the world of therapy can feel daunting and overwhelming as it requires you to trust someone with your vulnerabilities and fears. This step also requires enormous strength. I strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment where I will work with you to achieve your goals and help create positive change in your life. While your situation may not feel hopeful now, we can work together to bring that hope back into your life.
Taking the first step into the world of therapy can feel daunting and overwhelming as it requires you to trust someone with your vulnerabilities and fears. This step also requires enormous strength. I strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment where I will work with you to achieve your goals and help create positive change in your life. While your situation may not feel hopeful now, we can work together to bring that hope back into your life.
(847) 242-2663 View (847) 242-2663
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Joey Rea
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Many of us have been wounded at some point in our lives. Psychological wounds have the capacity to change the way we view ourselves and the way we view and interact with others. Sometimes people experience difficulties articulating the way they feel or find themselves stuck in the same maladaptive patterns in relationships. Therapy can be a useful way to make sense of how your past may be affecting your emotional well being in the here-and-now by putting some of these unformulated experiences into words to help you heal.
Many of us have been wounded at some point in our lives. Psychological wounds have the capacity to change the way we view ourselves and the way we view and interact with others. Sometimes people experience difficulties articulating the way they feel or find themselves stuck in the same maladaptive patterns in relationships. Therapy can be a useful way to make sense of how your past may be affecting your emotional well being in the here-and-now by putting some of these unformulated experiences into words to help you heal.
(773) 786-9117 View (773) 786-9117
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Colleen Hawking
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60613
I believe clients are their own experts in life. I work collaboratively with them to increase self-awareness and understanding around thoughts, feelings, memories, and emotions in order to improve current and future functioning.
I believe clients are their own experts in life. I work collaboratively with them to increase self-awareness and understanding around thoughts, feelings, memories, and emotions in order to improve current and future functioning.
(773) 341-2877 View (773) 341-2877
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Justin Evan Tobin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck in the same routine? Doing the same behaviors over and over again? Do you feel a lot of stress, irritability or anger? Making a decision for change in your life is not easy and trusting these decisions is even more difficult. You may even feel depressed or anxious. Relationships can be confusing, career choices can be overwhelming, and figuring out your future can seem stressful.
Do you feel stuck in the same routine? Doing the same behaviors over and over again? Do you feel a lot of stress, irritability or anger? Making a decision for change in your life is not easy and trusting these decisions is even more difficult. You may even feel depressed or anxious. Relationships can be confusing, career choices can be overwhelming, and figuring out your future can seem stressful.
(312) 346-5156 View (312) 346-5156
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Sophie Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone ready for self-discovery and growth, facing mental health or substance use challenges. They're motivated for change, seeking support to navigate their struggles with past trauma, relationships, or self-esteem. They need emotional support, practical guidance, and a safe space to explore. Their goals include greater self-awareness, healthier coping mechanisms, and a more fulfilling life. Motivated by authenticity and connection, they invest in therapy to align with their true selves and embrace positive change.
My ideal client is someone ready for self-discovery and growth, facing mental health or substance use challenges. They're motivated for change, seeking support to navigate their struggles with past trauma, relationships, or self-esteem. They need emotional support, practical guidance, and a safe space to explore. Their goals include greater self-awareness, healthier coping mechanisms, and a more fulfilling life. Motivated by authenticity and connection, they invest in therapy to align with their true selves and embrace positive change.
(773) 985-5773 View (773) 985-5773
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Peter Robichaux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
I work best with clients ready to take action and needing support to face the anxiety and depressive thinking beyond old trauma. The people who care about you want to see you build an inner strength to face challenges directly. Over the last 13 years, my clients have improved their relationships, careers and deepened the release of past pain. Prepare for facing directly your stress and symptoms, recognizing internal versus external barriers, holding yourself accountable toward healthy choices, and understanding barriers you face. Our work will support your growth and awaken the motivating force inside you.
I work best with clients ready to take action and needing support to face the anxiety and depressive thinking beyond old trauma. The people who care about you want to see you build an inner strength to face challenges directly. Over the last 13 years, my clients have improved their relationships, careers and deepened the release of past pain. Prepare for facing directly your stress and symptoms, recognizing internal versus external barriers, holding yourself accountable toward healthy choices, and understanding barriers you face. Our work will support your growth and awaken the motivating force inside you.
(312) 635-4817 View (312) 635-4817
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Sara Sirota
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Dr. Sirota specializes in working with emerging adults, young professionals, students, and clients with complex intersecting identities. She has a particular interest and experience in depression and anxiety, as well as concerns related to identity development, grief/loss, social justice, family of origin, and interpersonal dynamics. She also has extensive experience in the training and supervision of therapists-in-training.
Dr. Sirota specializes in working with emerging adults, young professionals, students, and clients with complex intersecting identities. She has a particular interest and experience in depression and anxiety, as well as concerns related to identity development, grief/loss, social justice, family of origin, and interpersonal dynamics. She also has extensive experience in the training and supervision of therapists-in-training.
(773) 839-7115 View (773) 839-7115
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Haley Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60630  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Haley, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my masters degree from Lewis University and completed two clinical internships at a behavioral health hospital working in partial hospitalization treatment programs. I have worked in different levels of care and outpatient facilities. I am passionate about mental health and helping individuals navigate their wellness journey I use a combination of therapeutic techniques tailored to each client.
Hi! I am Haley, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my masters degree from Lewis University and completed two clinical internships at a behavioral health hospital working in partial hospitalization treatment programs. I have worked in different levels of care and outpatient facilities. I am passionate about mental health and helping individuals navigate their wellness journey I use a combination of therapeutic techniques tailored to each client.
(309) 863-5717 View (309) 863-5717
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Alexis Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640
I would be delighted to explore life's journey with you, discovering ways to create comfort and stillness, overcome challenges, and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. I hold a genuine appreciation for evidence-based treatment approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT). Through my experience in supporting individuals at the IOP/PHP levels of care, I have observed how CBT and DBT offer valuable insights and skills for navigating life's complexities. Consequently, these modalities will serve as the primary guiding frameworks in our collaborative efforts.
I would be delighted to explore life's journey with you, discovering ways to create comfort and stillness, overcome challenges, and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. I hold a genuine appreciation for evidence-based treatment approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT). Through my experience in supporting individuals at the IOP/PHP levels of care, I have observed how CBT and DBT offer valuable insights and skills for navigating life's complexities. Consequently, these modalities will serve as the primary guiding frameworks in our collaborative efforts.
(872) 401-6843 View (872) 401-6843
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Heidi Schmelter
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
Hello! I hope your search is going well. I know how overwhelming it can be to sift through different profiles when it involves something so deeply personal. It is important you find what you are looking for. Psychotherapy can look different for everybody. I am trauma informed, and I practice individual psychotherapy with adults ages 18 and up, who are experiencing anxiety and depression, complex trauma, grief and loss, and loneliness and life transitions. My approach is engaging and warm, and I enjoy using humor, and integrating creativity whenever possible.
Hello! I hope your search is going well. I know how overwhelming it can be to sift through different profiles when it involves something so deeply personal. It is important you find what you are looking for. Psychotherapy can look different for everybody. I am trauma informed, and I practice individual psychotherapy with adults ages 18 and up, who are experiencing anxiety and depression, complex trauma, grief and loss, and loneliness and life transitions. My approach is engaging and warm, and I enjoy using humor, and integrating creativity whenever possible.
(872) 529-3137 View (872) 529-3137
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Phuong Thao Nguyen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, RYT, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640
I work with adults and couples from different walks of life. As a holistic practitioner, I’ve come to understand it’s a different dance for each person when working towards embodying their voice, choice, boundaries, and authenticity. I take into consideration your experiences relationally and with systems and how that may impact the relationship to your inner landscape. My identities are: 1st gen Vietnamese immigrant, non-binary, queer, polyamorous & ex-catholic. These identities have shaped the way I move in the world while inspiring me to continue being curious and going outside of the box when I work with each unique human.
I work with adults and couples from different walks of life. As a holistic practitioner, I’ve come to understand it’s a different dance for each person when working towards embodying their voice, choice, boundaries, and authenticity. I take into consideration your experiences relationally and with systems and how that may impact the relationship to your inner landscape. My identities are: 1st gen Vietnamese immigrant, non-binary, queer, polyamorous & ex-catholic. These identities have shaped the way I move in the world while inspiring me to continue being curious and going outside of the box when I work with each unique human.
(847) 595-5732 View (847) 595-5732
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Chicago Pride Center
LCSW, CADC, CGP
Verified Verified
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640
Chicago Pride Center offers a breadth of specializations and training to tailor the therapeutic experience to the needs and preferences of each client, serving children and adults throughout the life-course. We bring a depth of experience in work with LGBTQ+, Gender Expansive folx, Allys, non-monogamous relationships as well as veterans through trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, transformative justice and empowerment-based frameworks.
Chicago Pride Center offers a breadth of specializations and training to tailor the therapeutic experience to the needs and preferences of each client, serving children and adults throughout the life-course. We bring a depth of experience in work with LGBTQ+, Gender Expansive folx, Allys, non-monogamous relationships as well as veterans through trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, transformative justice and empowerment-based frameworks.
(773) 334-3533 View (773) 334-3533
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Amanda Zoloto
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
I love supporting my clients in discovering the brightest versions of themselves. I strive to be a grounding presence, offering strengths-based insight in a consistent, nurturing, and nourishing space where you can stretch, grow, and thrive. My trauma-informed clinical work also names the heavy impact of the systems at play in our lives - racism, white supremacy, colonization, capitalism, patriarchy, anti-queerness, anti-fatness and ableism must be acknowledged as complex and enduring influences on our institutions and therefore on our individual and collective healing.
I love supporting my clients in discovering the brightest versions of themselves. I strive to be a grounding presence, offering strengths-based insight in a consistent, nurturing, and nourishing space where you can stretch, grow, and thrive. My trauma-informed clinical work also names the heavy impact of the systems at play in our lives - racism, white supremacy, colonization, capitalism, patriarchy, anti-queerness, anti-fatness and ableism must be acknowledged as complex and enduring influences on our institutions and therefore on our individual and collective healing.
(708) 261-0491 View (708) 261-0491
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Javon Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Uptown, Chicago, IL 60640  (Online Only)
My clinical background is centered around providing a nurturing, nonjudgmental, and affirming space for clients from all walks of life. With extensive experience in group and individual therapy, I specialize in supporting individuals grappling with LGBTQ identity, racial identity, trauma, anxiety, depression, intimate partner violence, eating disorders, attachment issues, self-esteem, life transitions, stress, and relationships. I am deeply committed to establishing a therapeutic haven for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals, where they can freely express their authentic selves.
My clinical background is centered around providing a nurturing, nonjudgmental, and affirming space for clients from all walks of life. With extensive experience in group and individual therapy, I specialize in supporting individuals grappling with LGBTQ identity, racial identity, trauma, anxiety, depression, intimate partner violence, eating disorders, attachment issues, self-esteem, life transitions, stress, and relationships. I am deeply committed to establishing a therapeutic haven for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals, where they can freely express their authentic selves.
(773) 830-3578 View (773) 830-3578

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Number of Therapists in Uptown, Chicago, IL

600+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Uptown, Chicago, IL who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
70% Life Transitions
68% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Aetna
44% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Uptown, Chicago, IL see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

68% Female
26% Male
6% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Uptown, 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.