Therapists in Glen Ellyn, IL

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Jordan Spinazzola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, ACSW, LSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients- Walking through the doors is the first and most important step in one’s journey of therapy. I am passionate about helping and supporting you through difficult times. I know that each client is their own person, so I meet each client where they are emotionally and mentally, modifying my treatment approach to best aid each client in achieving their goals.
Accepting New Clients- Walking through the doors is the first and most important step in one’s journey of therapy. I am passionate about helping and supporting you through difficult times. I know that each client is their own person, so I meet each client where they are emotionally and mentally, modifying my treatment approach to best aid each client in achieving their goals.
(630) 793-4278 View (630) 793-4278
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Jennifer Fell Counseling Services, PLLC
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to Jennifer Fell Counseling Services, PLLC - an online private practice for women based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois that offers convenient personalized therapy and counseling via HIPAA compliant telehealth video sessions. Primary specialties and areas of clinical interest include anxiety, women's issues, and stress management. Offering a compassionate and supportive environment where clients can learn to cope with difficult emotions, develop healthy coping skills, and improve their overall well-being, I'm passionate about helping clients live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Welcome to Jennifer Fell Counseling Services, PLLC - an online private practice for women based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois that offers convenient personalized therapy and counseling via HIPAA compliant telehealth video sessions. Primary specialties and areas of clinical interest include anxiety, women's issues, and stress management. Offering a compassionate and supportive environment where clients can learn to cope with difficult emotions, develop healthy coping skills, and improve their overall well-being, I'm passionate about helping clients live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
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Sultan Oner-Hasapis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Someone who is ready to take action towards their personal goals and face emotions that have been persistent barriers from them living out their lives. Someone looking for support and skill development in a nonjudgmental and safe space. I am a firm believer in what you do outside of therapy that will optimally bring change. I can be the guide to help you there.
Someone who is ready to take action towards their personal goals and face emotions that have been persistent barriers from them living out their lives. Someone looking for support and skill development in a nonjudgmental and safe space. I am a firm believer in what you do outside of therapy that will optimally bring change. I can be the guide to help you there.
(630) 895-8134 View (630) 895-8134
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Rachel Steele
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Rachel’s goal in therapy is to provide clients with a strong, stable sense of self and the confidence to live more honestly in relationship with others. As a therapist, Rachel draws heavily on her psychoanalytic training, helping clients access unconscious thoughts that may be affecting day to day life and relationships with the belief that insight itself can be liberating. Rachel’s approach extends beyond the psychoanalytic and is integrative, pulling from behavioralist models as well as family systems and attachment theory when and where appropriate. Rachel works primarily with adolescents, adults, and couples.
Rachel’s goal in therapy is to provide clients with a strong, stable sense of self and the confidence to live more honestly in relationship with others. As a therapist, Rachel draws heavily on her psychoanalytic training, helping clients access unconscious thoughts that may be affecting day to day life and relationships with the belief that insight itself can be liberating. Rachel’s approach extends beyond the psychoanalytic and is integrative, pulling from behavioralist models as well as family systems and attachment theory when and where appropriate. Rachel works primarily with adolescents, adults, and couples.
(630) 749-9269 View (630) 749-9269
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Beth Cipriano
Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I believe that life is a journey, full of joys and disappointments, successes and setbacks. While the extent and nature of my interventions may vary, I strongly believe that all people possess the personal strength and the means to improve their own lives if provided with the necessary guidance and support.
I believe that life is a journey, full of joys and disappointments, successes and setbacks. While the extent and nature of my interventions may vary, I strongly believe that all people possess the personal strength and the means to improve their own lives if provided with the necessary guidance and support.
(630) 914-6911 View (630) 914-6911
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Terry L Wright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I have been in private practice for twenty-six years and work with individuals, couples, and families. In person and telehealth appointments are available. I work with children, adolescents and adults at every stage of their lives. I have a diverse practice and have greatly appreciated the diversity of my clients' life experience. My work focuses on supporting growth and individual development as well as symptom relief. I have offices in Glen Ellyn and Chicago and would be happy to speak with you regarding my practice.
I have been in private practice for twenty-six years and work with individuals, couples, and families. In person and telehealth appointments are available. I work with children, adolescents and adults at every stage of their lives. I have a diverse practice and have greatly appreciated the diversity of my clients' life experience. My work focuses on supporting growth and individual development as well as symptom relief. I have offices in Glen Ellyn and Chicago and would be happy to speak with you regarding my practice.
(630) 756-5869 View (630) 756-5869
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Anna Lustyk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Taking steps to get counseling takes a lot of courage. I believe that everyone has their own unique experience and challenges, and that you don't have to go through it on your own. It is my goal to guide you closer to a balanced and happy life. I typically work with adults and adolescents ages 11-17 with anxiety, depression, body image, self-esteem, and coping skills. I am passionate about working with people who are marginalized (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Women etc.).
Taking steps to get counseling takes a lot of courage. I believe that everyone has their own unique experience and challenges, and that you don't have to go through it on your own. It is my goal to guide you closer to a balanced and happy life. I typically work with adults and adolescents ages 11-17 with anxiety, depression, body image, self-esteem, and coping skills. I am passionate about working with people who are marginalized (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Women etc.).
(630) 526-7725 View (630) 526-7725
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Gayle M Pape
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about treating the whole person with respect and honor. This means being empathetic, encouraging, validating and accepting of each individual I come in contact with. People need to know that they have a safe place to go to be able to work on their anxieties, feelings, fears, stresses, and personal growth.
I am passionate about treating the whole person with respect and honor. This means being empathetic, encouraging, validating and accepting of each individual I come in contact with. People need to know that they have a safe place to go to be able to work on their anxieties, feelings, fears, stresses, and personal growth.
(630) 407-1921 View (630) 407-1921
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Sarah Ligon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
I’m a therapist who specializes in perinatal issues including postpartum depression and anxiety, adjustment to motherhood/parenthood, intrusive thoughts, infertility, miscarriage, and infant loss. I have training in working with gender-based violence such as sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence. I also have experience assisting clients with anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-harm, and trauma. I have experience working with different genders, sexual orientations, racial/ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status.
I’m a therapist who specializes in perinatal issues including postpartum depression and anxiety, adjustment to motherhood/parenthood, intrusive thoughts, infertility, miscarriage, and infant loss. I have training in working with gender-based violence such as sexual assault, rape, and domestic violence. I also have experience assisting clients with anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-harm, and trauma. I have experience working with different genders, sexual orientations, racial/ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic status.
(630) 593-0616 View (630) 593-0616
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Yessica Ocampo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
¡Hola! My name is Yessica (pronouns: she/her/hers). I have close to two decades of joyful work with children and collaboration with families as an early childhood educator and in mental health work. I strive to aid individuals, children, and families in navigating life’s challenges. We all hold struggles that have given us the knowledge, skills, and capacity to shift difficulties into strengths to enhance our well-being.
¡Hola! My name is Yessica (pronouns: she/her/hers). I have close to two decades of joyful work with children and collaboration with families as an early childhood educator and in mental health work. I strive to aid individuals, children, and families in navigating life’s challenges. We all hold struggles that have given us the knowledge, skills, and capacity to shift difficulties into strengths to enhance our well-being.
(331) 258-3545 View (331) 258-3545
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Jean M Alberti Ph D
Psychologist, PhD, MS, EdM
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
CHANGE your THINKING, CHANGE your LIFE -- in WEEKS, not years. Over 50% of my clients obtain the results they want within 7 sessions. “Children learn what they live; then as adults, they LIVE WHAT THEY LEARNED.” Often this is the basis for one's problems. Resolve your problems by learning new information and skills that I will teach you. “DON'T REPEAT PROBLEMS. RESOLVE THEM.” Research and my 25+ years experience document that this is the quickest, most effective approach to resolving problems to live a happier, healthier, more satisfying life. Medication treats symptoms, not causes; correct the causes. Reviews @ Healthgrades.com
CHANGE your THINKING, CHANGE your LIFE -- in WEEKS, not years. Over 50% of my clients obtain the results they want within 7 sessions. “Children learn what they live; then as adults, they LIVE WHAT THEY LEARNED.” Often this is the basis for one's problems. Resolve your problems by learning new information and skills that I will teach you. “DON'T REPEAT PROBLEMS. RESOLVE THEM.” Research and my 25+ years experience document that this is the quickest, most effective approach to resolving problems to live a happier, healthier, more satisfying life. Medication treats symptoms, not causes; correct the causes. Reviews @ Healthgrades.com
(630) 354-8868 View (630) 354-8868
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Taylor Duckett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Waitlist for new clients
Hey there! I’m Taylor, a down-to-earth therapist here to help you navigate life’s twists and turns. With a blend of warmth, empathy, and a sprinkle of humor, I create a safe space where you can unpack whatever’s on your mind. Whether you’re grappling with anxiety, navigating relationships, or just feeling a bit stuck, I’m here to support you on your journey toward growth and healing. Let’s work together to discover your strengths, unearth new perspectives, and build the resilience you need to thrive. Life’s too short to go it alone – let’s team up and tackle whatever comes your way, one session at a time!
Hey there! I’m Taylor, a down-to-earth therapist here to help you navigate life’s twists and turns. With a blend of warmth, empathy, and a sprinkle of humor, I create a safe space where you can unpack whatever’s on your mind. Whether you’re grappling with anxiety, navigating relationships, or just feeling a bit stuck, I’m here to support you on your journey toward growth and healing. Let’s work together to discover your strengths, unearth new perspectives, and build the resilience you need to thrive. Life’s too short to go it alone – let’s team up and tackle whatever comes your way, one session at a time!
(630) 349-4525 View (630) 349-4525
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Eleanor Salyer Horvath
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
We are all faced with challenges in our lives and we need help managing life’s stressors. These stressors often lead us to behave in a way that may cause even more difficulty. If you are having trouble with depression, anxiety,or relationship issues then you are not alone.
We are all faced with challenges in our lives and we need help managing life’s stressors. These stressors often lead us to behave in a way that may cause even more difficulty. If you are having trouble with depression, anxiety,or relationship issues then you are not alone.
(630) 506-5054 View (630) 506-5054
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Karine Ivy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor , MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Waitlist for new clients
I know how difficult it can be to take those first steps in seeking out a new therapist. Life can be challenging in many ways and can be difficult navigating alone. I take great care in providing a safe and collaborative environment for my clients to explore their lives and various obstacles in a nonjudgmental and compassionate way. Some of the modalities I use include CBT, DBT, ART, IFS, Psychoanalytic, and Holistic. Building a trusting relationship and witnessing each client's journey is what I find most fulfilling about my work as a therapist.
I know how difficult it can be to take those first steps in seeking out a new therapist. Life can be challenging in many ways and can be difficult navigating alone. I take great care in providing a safe and collaborative environment for my clients to explore their lives and various obstacles in a nonjudgmental and compassionate way. Some of the modalities I use include CBT, DBT, ART, IFS, Psychoanalytic, and Holistic. Building a trusting relationship and witnessing each client's journey is what I find most fulfilling about my work as a therapist.
(630) 593-7189 View (630) 593-7189
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Seth W. Allison
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
In a word, my approach to therapy is relational. I am at my best when I am centered, curious and genuinely engaged in my client's experience... exploring, nuancing and understanding their unique perspective and the struggles they are facing. I believe in the importance of finding the right "fit" between client and therapist and it is for that reason that I strive to be authentic and fully engaged in every session. My training, areas of specialization and personal style are well suited for those who might be seeking to go deeper in their understanding of themselves and their relationships.
In a word, my approach to therapy is relational. I am at my best when I am centered, curious and genuinely engaged in my client's experience... exploring, nuancing and understanding their unique perspective and the struggles they are facing. I believe in the importance of finding the right "fit" between client and therapist and it is for that reason that I strive to be authentic and fully engaged in every session. My training, areas of specialization and personal style are well suited for those who might be seeking to go deeper in their understanding of themselves and their relationships.
(630) 672-0783 x701 View (630) 672-0783 x701
Photo of Karen Kuhlman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Glen Ellyn, IL
Karen Kuhlman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, CADC, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
My passion is understanding stored childhood trauma and the long-term effects it can have on adults; particularly as it relates to addiction issues. Unresolved traumatic experiences very often render a person with feelings of anxiety and depression; particularly for those who were never given the appropriate tools and support to process their trauma. These emotional states can lead to poor coping skills in our efforts to meet life’s challenges, and very often anxiety and depression can lead us to feeling incapable of helping ourselves or ever changing our circumstances and clearly seeing our potential.
My passion is understanding stored childhood trauma and the long-term effects it can have on adults; particularly as it relates to addiction issues. Unresolved traumatic experiences very often render a person with feelings of anxiety and depression; particularly for those who were never given the appropriate tools and support to process their trauma. These emotional states can lead to poor coping skills in our efforts to meet life’s challenges, and very often anxiety and depression can lead us to feeling incapable of helping ourselves or ever changing our circumstances and clearly seeing our potential.
(630) 454-9165 View (630) 454-9165
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Marci Zinke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself constantly asking for your needs to be met? Are you concerned that your partner may emotionally or verbally manipulate you? Has infidelity been an issue in your relationship? Do you ever wonder, ‘will we ever be the same’? I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with relationship issues, including partner betrayal trauma, with a particular interest in infidelity & narcissistic (verbal/emotional) abuse recovery. I am here to listen, assist, and share skills with you to be where you want to be and live the life you desire and deserve, all coming from a life-lived and trauma-informed lens.
Do you find yourself constantly asking for your needs to be met? Are you concerned that your partner may emotionally or verbally manipulate you? Has infidelity been an issue in your relationship? Do you ever wonder, ‘will we ever be the same’? I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with relationship issues, including partner betrayal trauma, with a particular interest in infidelity & narcissistic (verbal/emotional) abuse recovery. I am here to listen, assist, and share skills with you to be where you want to be and live the life you desire and deserve, all coming from a life-lived and trauma-informed lens.
(331) 207-9353 View (331) 207-9353
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Courtney Bowman
Counselor, LCPC, MEd
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
There are situations and events in life that are challenging and that can create anxiety and depression. The coping strategies that have helped during troubling times may no longer work. Through these experiences, it is easy to lose a sense of identity and self esteem. There is hope. It is an honor to assists clients with turning their pain into growth. Through my compassionate support and skills, I can accompany you into the journey of becoming a healthier and happier person. My goal is to provide high quality, individualized and evidence based treatment to each client.
There are situations and events in life that are challenging and that can create anxiety and depression. The coping strategies that have helped during troubling times may no longer work. Through these experiences, it is easy to lose a sense of identity and self esteem. There is hope. It is an honor to assists clients with turning their pain into growth. Through my compassionate support and skills, I can accompany you into the journey of becoming a healthier and happier person. My goal is to provide high quality, individualized and evidence based treatment to each client.
(630) 948-5580 View (630) 948-5580
Photo of Melanie Burton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glen Ellyn, IL
Melanie Burton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Having a difficult time managing anxiety or other emotions? Feeling sad and hopeless? Or, are you encountering problematic patterns of substance use? Perhaps you are grieving. Sometimes those difficult times are easier to navigate when we have the help of others. I want to partner with you to help you journey through those difficult times. I work with clients on a variety of concerns. I strive to bring forth treatment which focuses care on the needs of the individual ensuring clients’ needs and values guide clinical decisions while providing care that is respectful and accepting of each client.
Having a difficult time managing anxiety or other emotions? Feeling sad and hopeless? Or, are you encountering problematic patterns of substance use? Perhaps you are grieving. Sometimes those difficult times are easier to navigate when we have the help of others. I want to partner with you to help you journey through those difficult times. I work with clients on a variety of concerns. I strive to bring forth treatment which focuses care on the needs of the individual ensuring clients’ needs and values guide clinical decisions while providing care that is respectful and accepting of each client.
(708) 726-4424 View (708) 726-4424
Photo of Sarah Abbas, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glen Ellyn, IL
Sarah Abbas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Hello beautiful soul! I'm passionate about guiding my clients to connect with their inner selves, to find greater peace and fulfillment in their lives. My approach is rooted in a deep respect for the mind-body-spirit connection. I focus on creating a nurturing, holistic space for us to explore your challenges and opportunities for growth. I see you as a fellow traveler on this journey. Together, we will navigate the twists and turns towards self-awareness, insight, and clarity. Let's unlock hidden treasures, embrace the now and open possibilities for your future.
Hello beautiful soul! I'm passionate about guiding my clients to connect with their inner selves, to find greater peace and fulfillment in their lives. My approach is rooted in a deep respect for the mind-body-spirit connection. I focus on creating a nurturing, holistic space for us to explore your challenges and opportunities for growth. I see you as a fellow traveler on this journey. Together, we will navigate the twists and turns towards self-awareness, insight, and clarity. Let's unlock hidden treasures, embrace the now and open possibilities for your future.
(630) 526-7783 View (630) 526-7783

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Glen Ellyn, IL

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Glen Ellyn, IL who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
94% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
53% Aetna
48% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Glen Ellyn, IL see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glen Ellyn?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.