Therapists in Genoa, IL

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Amanda Ruppert
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Genoa, IL 60135
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I utilize systemic thinking by looking beyond an individual and observing how their surrounding environments/relationships impact them. I find this approach to be highly effective and necessary to promote personal growth. I believe that everyone is worthy of being able to share their story in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. I feel privileged to be a part of someone's journey to understanding their past, being aware of the present and setting goals for their future.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I utilize systemic thinking by looking beyond an individual and observing how their surrounding environments/relationships impact them. I find this approach to be highly effective and necessary to promote personal growth. I believe that everyone is worthy of being able to share their story in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. I feel privileged to be a part of someone's journey to understanding their past, being aware of the present and setting goals for their future.
(779) 222-2709 View (779) 222-2709
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Natalia Vinokur
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Genoa, IL 60135
Utilizing evidence-based practices, I strive to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients. Together we'll work side by side to help strengthen awareness, communication, increase personal growth and healing within yourself and your relationship. We will also identify strengths, patterns, coping skills. My specialties include Acute, Chronic and Complex Traumas, Suicidality, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions. I use many counseling modalities that are specific to individual needs and preferences, such as Systemic Theory, CBT, Person Centered and Trauma Informed Approaches.
Utilizing evidence-based practices, I strive to support, encourage, educate, and empower my clients. Together we'll work side by side to help strengthen awareness, communication, increase personal growth and healing within yourself and your relationship. We will also identify strengths, patterns, coping skills. My specialties include Acute, Chronic and Complex Traumas, Suicidality, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions. I use many counseling modalities that are specific to individual needs and preferences, such as Systemic Theory, CBT, Person Centered and Trauma Informed Approaches.
(815) 501-5974 View (815) 501-5974
KP Counseling, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Genoa, IL 60135
12 years ago I founded kp counseling, inc., and since then I have been committed to the healing and restoring of individuals and their families that have been negatively impacted by mental illness, addiction, trauma, grief and life stressors. I created a clinical team to meet a variety of needs. The team is committed to continue developing and growing professionally to meet your needs and the every changing world in which we live in. Our primary focus is to build a relationship with you so that we can assess and then develop a unique therapeutic plan to meet your needs.
12 years ago I founded kp counseling, inc., and since then I have been committed to the healing and restoring of individuals and their families that have been negatively impacted by mental illness, addiction, trauma, grief and life stressors. I created a clinical team to meet a variety of needs. The team is committed to continue developing and growing professionally to meet your needs and the every changing world in which we live in. Our primary focus is to build a relationship with you so that we can assess and then develop a unique therapeutic plan to meet your needs.
(779) 379-3923 View (779) 379-3923
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DB Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, MS, LCPC
Verified
Genoa, IL 60135  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Trouble getting along with others? Are you constantly finding yourself irritable, down in the dumps or struggling with panic attacks? Do you feel as if no one gets you or understands what you are going through? I can help. Call and schedule an appointment for an assessment and corresponding therapy. I am an experienced, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. As a graduate from Benedictine U., I have extensive knowledge in mood disorders and relationship problems. I implement evidenced-based practice and client-centered therapy to work with you and your loved ones to explore the root cause.
Trouble getting along with others? Are you constantly finding yourself irritable, down in the dumps or struggling with panic attacks? Do you feel as if no one gets you or understands what you are going through? I can help. Call and schedule an appointment for an assessment and corresponding therapy. I am an experienced, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. As a graduate from Benedictine U., I have extensive knowledge in mood disorders and relationship problems. I implement evidenced-based practice and client-centered therapy to work with you and your loved ones to explore the root cause.
(815) 599-1617 View (815) 599-1617
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Thomas Slattery
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Genoa, IL 60135
Are you looking for a warm light-hearted therapist who will focus on solutions for you, your child, or you family? Are you ready to make changes so that life can be more joyful? I'll work hard with you to attain your goals. I have helped many clients manage their feelings like sadness, worry, anger, improve their self-control, or improving their relationships. It can be very difficult choosing a therapist and taking the next step. By just committing to make changes, can make all the difference between success and remaining stuck.
Are you looking for a warm light-hearted therapist who will focus on solutions for you, your child, or you family? Are you ready to make changes so that life can be more joyful? I'll work hard with you to attain your goals. I have helped many clients manage their feelings like sadness, worry, anger, improve their self-control, or improving their relationships. It can be very difficult choosing a therapist and taking the next step. By just committing to make changes, can make all the difference between success and remaining stuck.
(815) 345-2541 View (815) 345-2541
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Gina L Raimondi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Genoa, IL 60135
I am looking forward to working with you. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self harm, and eating disorders. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am sensitive to individuals with an extensive history from childhood trauma and sexual abuse. Depression and anxiety can plague many of us, however psychotherapy treatment is needed for those of us who need more support. I am here for you, your friend, family member, or loved one.
I am looking forward to working with you. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self harm, and eating disorders. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am sensitive to individuals with an extensive history from childhood trauma and sexual abuse. Depression and anxiety can plague many of us, however psychotherapy treatment is needed for those of us who need more support. I am here for you, your friend, family member, or loved one.
(847) 380-8092 View (847) 380-8092
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J J Wett
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Genoa, IL 60135  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Have you had a hard time adjusting to a life change? Are you feeling nervous or sad? Have you had relationship difficulties with your partner? Have you had a difficult time "getting through" to your children? I can help! I provide individual, couple, and family therapy to everyone no matter the age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. In fact, I specialize in helping people with traumatic experiences and their family members overcome obstacles in their life!
Have you had a hard time adjusting to a life change? Are you feeling nervous or sad? Have you had relationship difficulties with your partner? Have you had a difficult time "getting through" to your children? I can help! I provide individual, couple, and family therapy to everyone no matter the age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. In fact, I specialize in helping people with traumatic experiences and their family members overcome obstacles in their life!
(815) 570-9176 View (815) 570-9176
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Kristi Brower
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Genoa, IL 60135
I believe that success occurs when you feel safe and comfortable in therapy, therefore allowing you to utilize your sessions in the most effective way. Having a doctorate degree in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) signifies that I have been trained in numerous therapeutic orientations that are grounded in the latest research in the field of psychology. These approaches include: Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, EMDR, Relational Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and many others. This wide variety of training experiences enables me to tailor my treatment approach specifically to your situation, giving you more opportunity to have a successful outcome.
I believe that success occurs when you feel safe and comfortable in therapy, therefore allowing you to utilize your sessions in the most effective way. Having a doctorate degree in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) signifies that I have been trained in numerous therapeutic orientations that are grounded in the latest research in the field of psychology. These approaches include: Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT, EMDR, Relational Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and many others. This wide variety of training experiences enables me to tailor my treatment approach specifically to your situation, giving you more opportunity to have a successful outcome.
(815) 860-0901 View (815) 860-0901
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Life Care Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDVP
Verified
Genoa, IL 60135
Waitlist for new clients
After working in social services for nearly 20 years, I have experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar, self injury behaviors and behavioral concerns . I offer youth specialized services aim at helping children and teens move beyond their struggles. Additionally, I have experience treating adults. My services are client centered, so I adjust them to meet my client's needs. I may incorporate art, music, games and outdoor activities, depending on the person's needs. If you are struggling; please feel free to contact me.
After working in social services for nearly 20 years, I have experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar, self injury behaviors and behavioral concerns . I offer youth specialized services aim at helping children and teens move beyond their struggles. Additionally, I have experience treating adults. My services are client centered, so I adjust them to meet my client's needs. I may incorporate art, music, games and outdoor activities, depending on the person's needs. If you are struggling; please feel free to contact me.
(779) 222-2703 View (779) 222-2703
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Morgan Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Genoa, IL 60135
When working with clients, I look at presenting issues, family dynamics, relationships with a systemic and structural approach. I feel that gaining a better understanding of the innerworkings helps to facilitate and help foster growth. I am a firm believer that therapy should be a collaboration between the therapist and the clients to help foster change. With much compassion and understanding, I work with clients to facilitate healing and growth, grounded in a desire to empower others to achieve their goals.
When working with clients, I look at presenting issues, family dynamics, relationships with a systemic and structural approach. I feel that gaining a better understanding of the innerworkings helps to facilitate and help foster growth. I am a firm believer that therapy should be a collaboration between the therapist and the clients to help foster change. With much compassion and understanding, I work with clients to facilitate healing and growth, grounded in a desire to empower others to achieve their goals.
(815) 706-7308 View (815) 706-7308
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Lauren Laake DeVlieger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Genoa, IL 60135
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Lauren Laake DeVlieger is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specializations in clinical child psychology and pediatric psychology. Dr. Laake DeVlieger works with children, adolescents and adults with a variety of presenting concerns. Her specialties include adjustment to and coping with acute and chronic medical illnesses, anxiety (including phobias, panic, and social anxiety), OCD, depression, somatic symptom disorder, conversion disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental disorders, and behavioral concerns across development stages.
Dr. Lauren Laake DeVlieger is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specializations in clinical child psychology and pediatric psychology. Dr. Laake DeVlieger works with children, adolescents and adults with a variety of presenting concerns. Her specialties include adjustment to and coping with acute and chronic medical illnesses, anxiety (including phobias, panic, and social anxiety), OCD, depression, somatic symptom disorder, conversion disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental disorders, and behavioral concerns across development stages.
(779) 273-4231 View (779) 273-4231
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Craig Ritchie
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Genoa, IL 60135
Do you feel like you're stuck? Or that it is difficult to manage your life or emotions? I approach my practice with empathy, understanding, and a holistic perspective. Supporting individuals by acknowledging the emotional, psychological, and social impacts stressors can have on their lives. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can express their challenges, fears, and frustrations. My therapeutic approach incorporates evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and relaxation techniques to help clients develop coping strategies and improve their life.
Do you feel like you're stuck? Or that it is difficult to manage your life or emotions? I approach my practice with empathy, understanding, and a holistic perspective. Supporting individuals by acknowledging the emotional, psychological, and social impacts stressors can have on their lives. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can express their challenges, fears, and frustrations. My therapeutic approach incorporates evidence-based techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, and relaxation techniques to help clients develop coping strategies and improve their life.
(630) 593-7057 View (630) 593-7057

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Brandon Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional, ALMFT
Verified
Sycamore, IL 60178
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have well-rounded training in working with couples, families, and individuals. Some of my specialities include but are not limited to anxiety, relationship issues, depression, men's issues, family issues, communication, grief, life transitions, and behavioral issues. I work with clients to become stronger in their understanding of their emotional experiences and the development of a stronger set of skills necessary for navigating life.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I have well-rounded training in working with couples, families, and individuals. Some of my specialities include but are not limited to anxiety, relationship issues, depression, men's issues, family issues, communication, grief, life transitions, and behavioral issues. I work with clients to become stronger in their understanding of their emotional experiences and the development of a stronger set of skills necessary for navigating life.
(815) 559-5805 View (815) 559-5805
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Jill Early Gillies
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sycamore, IL 60178  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new virtual clients! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of counseling experience. I've counseled hundreds of adults and adolescents who were coping through a life crisis or change, as well as clients who suffer from mental illness or addiction. I have experience working in hospital emergency rooms as a crisis worker, and as a psychotherapist in both private practice and online. I'm very excited to also offer spiritual-based Relationship Coaching with my partner and clinical supervision or mentorship to other clinicians.
Currently accepting new virtual clients! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of counseling experience. I've counseled hundreds of adults and adolescents who were coping through a life crisis or change, as well as clients who suffer from mental illness or addiction. I have experience working in hospital emergency rooms as a crisis worker, and as a psychotherapist in both private practice and online. I'm very excited to also offer spiritual-based Relationship Coaching with my partner and clinical supervision or mentorship to other clinicians.
(331) 256-2896 View (331) 256-2896
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Halie Howells
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Sycamore, IL 60178
Therapy is about gathering and understanding the pieces of your story. The themes of our story, the characters we've encountered, the obstacles we've faced, and the meaning we've made from our experiences, these are all complex things. It's my job (and joy!) to sort through these pieces and provide a new lens in order to challenge you, push you, and help you grow into the most healthy, authentic version of you. I love helping people understand themselves better and find courage to connect more with those around them.
Therapy is about gathering and understanding the pieces of your story. The themes of our story, the characters we've encountered, the obstacles we've faced, and the meaning we've made from our experiences, these are all complex things. It's my job (and joy!) to sort through these pieces and provide a new lens in order to challenge you, push you, and help you grow into the most healthy, authentic version of you. I love helping people understand themselves better and find courage to connect more with those around them.
(402) 858-7805 View (402) 858-7805
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Michael W. Elgersma
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Sycamore, IL 60178  (Online Only)
Life can be difficult and frustrating. Our lives can become messy and complicated. But there is hope. I am dedicated to walking alongside of others to help them find hope and make some sense of their life and experiences. I sincerely believe that counseling gives an individual the opportunity to experience significant growth and healing through a greater personal awareness and understanding of themselves and the world around them.
Life can be difficult and frustrating. Our lives can become messy and complicated. But there is hope. I am dedicated to walking alongside of others to help them find hope and make some sense of their life and experiences. I sincerely believe that counseling gives an individual the opportunity to experience significant growth and healing through a greater personal awareness and understanding of themselves and the world around them.
(815) 981-3239 View (815) 981-3239
Photo of Katherine Elizabeth Siembab, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Genoa, IL
Katherine Elizabeth Siembab
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sycamore, IL 60178
Most people are surviving life instead of learning how to live it with fulfillment and satisfaction. Stressful experiences accumulate over time and steal our sense of control and hope, which is not fair and not necessary. If you want to regain balance and clarity, we can do that. We will identify themes, triggers, and learn to cope and conquer. If you are willing to work hard and be authentic, you can really make some vast changes. Together we can create more compassion, acceptance, and space for yourself to feel grounded and make meaningful growth.
Most people are surviving life instead of learning how to live it with fulfillment and satisfaction. Stressful experiences accumulate over time and steal our sense of control and hope, which is not fair and not necessary. If you want to regain balance and clarity, we can do that. We will identify themes, triggers, and learn to cope and conquer. If you are willing to work hard and be authentic, you can really make some vast changes. Together we can create more compassion, acceptance, and space for yourself to feel grounded and make meaningful growth.
(779) 209-1875 View (779) 209-1875
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Debra K Hirschberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampshire, IL 60140
Don't let your life or your relationships spiral out of control any longer. If you feel like you don't have a voice or are struggling with life or relationships we can help. We at Hope Reins are committed to helping you experience hope again, a sense of purpose and real change. We work with individuals, couples, children, teens and families who are struggling with trust, depression, anxiety, relationship and other problems. If you have not found help with traditional therapy, we offer fun, adventurous and creative alternative therapies such as horse and art therapy.
Don't let your life or your relationships spiral out of control any longer. If you feel like you don't have a voice or are struggling with life or relationships we can help. We at Hope Reins are committed to helping you experience hope again, a sense of purpose and real change. We work with individuals, couples, children, teens and families who are struggling with trust, depression, anxiety, relationship and other problems. If you have not found help with traditional therapy, we offer fun, adventurous and creative alternative therapies such as horse and art therapy.
(847) 513-9160 View (847) 513-9160
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Catherine Tiberi
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Sycamore, IL 60178  (Online Only)
Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders are just some of the diagnoses I have worked with. Through skill building, processing upsetting events, gaining insight into behaviors and allowing yourself to heal, the positive power of the therapy experience is rewarding. I take an approach that is welcoming, empathetic, and non judgmental to assist with creating a safe place for you.
Depression, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders are just some of the diagnoses I have worked with. Through skill building, processing upsetting events, gaining insight into behaviors and allowing yourself to heal, the positive power of the therapy experience is rewarding. I take an approach that is welcoming, empathetic, and non judgmental to assist with creating a safe place for you.
(779) 222-2712 View (779) 222-2712
Photo of Fernanda Sanchez, Marriage & Family Therapist in Genoa, IL
Fernanda Sanchez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sycamore, IL 60178
I am fascinated by the human mind as well as how our life experiences impact the people we become. At the same time, I strongly believe that we have the power to be more than the difficult things that have happened to us. Seeking therapy can be intimidating but also incredibly rewarding. I consider it an honor to work with people on their journey to healing and self-improvement. My goal is to provide a supportive environment that is free of judgement.
I am fascinated by the human mind as well as how our life experiences impact the people we become. At the same time, I strongly believe that we have the power to be more than the difficult things that have happened to us. Seeking therapy can be intimidating but also incredibly rewarding. I consider it an honor to work with people on their journey to healing and self-improvement. My goal is to provide a supportive environment that is free of judgement.
(847) 595-4898 View (847) 595-4898

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Genoa, IL

10+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Genoa, IL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Parenting
75% Trauma and PTSD
75% Family Conflict
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
45% Aetna
45% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Genoa, IL see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Genoa?

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.