Therapists in Homewood, IL

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Teri Thompson
LCPC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
Are you having difficulties in your relationships, or you just don't feel like yourself anymore? Are you constantly comparing yourself to others, or do you feel like you just don't measure up? I can help you overcome these feeling of insecurities and self-doubt that have been preventing you form living your best life by helping you feel good about you without needing external validation from others.
Are you having difficulties in your relationships, or you just don't feel like yourself anymore? Are you constantly comparing yourself to others, or do you feel like you just don't measure up? I can help you overcome these feeling of insecurities and self-doubt that have been preventing you form living your best life by helping you feel good about you without needing external validation from others.
(708) 794-0811 View (708) 794-0811
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Cathy Jackson
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
Under the best of circumstances life is not easy. Sometimes we face challenges in our lives and just need someone to listen, care about, and guide us. There's always hope for change and if you are willing to put in the work, there is someone willing to help and that someone is me. Having the courage to take the pathway of change is the first step. Together lets work to make a difference.
Under the best of circumstances life is not easy. Sometimes we face challenges in our lives and just need someone to listen, care about, and guide us. There's always hope for change and if you are willing to put in the work, there is someone willing to help and that someone is me. Having the courage to take the pathway of change is the first step. Together lets work to make a difference.
(708) 377-3504 View (708) 377-3504
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Emalee B Kay
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Homewood, IL 60430
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist, I approach the needs of my clients with customized treatment strategies and collaborative care. Every client that comes to therapy is sharing and their personal truth and life experiences. I respect the vulnerability that comes with the therapeutic process and strive to provide a safe and challenging environment in order to promote personal growth and achievement. I know that therapy and self-exploration can be hard to navigate but with guidance and support the therapeutic process can deliver such triumph over difficult circumstances.
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Board Certified Art Therapist, I approach the needs of my clients with customized treatment strategies and collaborative care. Every client that comes to therapy is sharing and their personal truth and life experiences. I respect the vulnerability that comes with the therapeutic process and strive to provide a safe and challenging environment in order to promote personal growth and achievement. I know that therapy and self-exploration can be hard to navigate but with guidance and support the therapeutic process can deliver such triumph over difficult circumstances.
(708) 249-3523 View (708) 249-3523
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Felicia I Williams
MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
Sometimes life's matters can be really overwhelming and you feel alone or unable to make it through. However, with help and support from a neutral source your healing can begin. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in social services working with children and families. I began my career as a case worker in 1994 and decided to pursue a Masters in Counseling in 2004. Since 2008 I have been providing individual, couples and family therapy to those in need.
Sometimes life's matters can be really overwhelming and you feel alone or unable to make it through. However, with help and support from a neutral source your healing can begin. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience in social services working with children and families. I began my career as a case worker in 1994 and decided to pursue a Masters in Counseling in 2004. Since 2008 I have been providing individual, couples and family therapy to those in need.
(708) 689-4685 View (708) 689-4685
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Monica McCombs
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
Do you have past experiences that even after an extended period of time cause distress? Do thoughts of the painful experience come to mind even when you don’t want them to; even when you work really hard to push them away? It is hard knowing what to do in such moments. I am here to help guide you through the process of healing from past experiences. Together we will work on helping you to heal in a way that those past painful experiences no longer interfere with your daily life; allowing you the opportunity to lead the fulfilling, quality life that you deserve!
Do you have past experiences that even after an extended period of time cause distress? Do thoughts of the painful experience come to mind even when you don’t want them to; even when you work really hard to push them away? It is hard knowing what to do in such moments. I am here to help guide you through the process of healing from past experiences. Together we will work on helping you to heal in a way that those past painful experiences no longer interfere with your daily life; allowing you the opportunity to lead the fulfilling, quality life that you deserve!
(219) 841-5909 View (219) 841-5909
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Linda Osei
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
Have you ever felt like you’re sinking into quicksand while grappling with the weight of depression and anxiety? If so, I am here to partner with you by offering a lifeline through the turbulent terrain of the mind. Not only will I serve as your therapist, I will also be a passionate guide on a mission to help pull you out of the quicksand and on to solid ground.
Have you ever felt like you’re sinking into quicksand while grappling with the weight of depression and anxiety? If so, I am here to partner with you by offering a lifeline through the turbulent terrain of the mind. Not only will I serve as your therapist, I will also be a passionate guide on a mission to help pull you out of the quicksand and on to solid ground.
(708) 734-4066 View (708) 734-4066
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Caroline Rosales
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Homewood, IL 60430
"I never thought of it like that..." This a phrase I often hear from my clients as I challenge them to think outside of the box and embrace different perspectives and approaches to their problems. As a therapist, I enjoy working with people to help them reach their personal goals. I work with individuals of all ages and backgrounds with focuses on depression, anxiety, ADHD, LGBTQ+, behavioral issues, relationship issues and family problems. I often use humor and problem solving in a relaxed setting to build trust in therapy and make therapy comfortable and even enjoyable.
"I never thought of it like that..." This a phrase I often hear from my clients as I challenge them to think outside of the box and embrace different perspectives and approaches to their problems. As a therapist, I enjoy working with people to help them reach their personal goals. I work with individuals of all ages and backgrounds with focuses on depression, anxiety, ADHD, LGBTQ+, behavioral issues, relationship issues and family problems. I often use humor and problem solving in a relaxed setting to build trust in therapy and make therapy comfortable and even enjoyable.
(708) 272-1752 x001 View (708) 272-1752 x001
Photo of Elevation Individual and Family Therapy, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Homewood, IL
Elevation Individual and Family Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60422
Even "superwoman" or "the strong one" of the family needs someone to lean on or talk to. At Elevation Individual and Family Therapy (EIFT), we are here to support you and help you reach your goals as you navigate through life's journey. We have a team of therapists are experts in addressing a variety of issues, such as family communication, emotional challenges, women-related issues, depression, anxiety, and youth counseling. No matter what difficulties or challenges you or your child might be facing, there are solutions and we are here to help! Visit our website www.elevationtherapy.org to see each of our therapists' specialties.
Even "superwoman" or "the strong one" of the family needs someone to lean on or talk to. At Elevation Individual and Family Therapy (EIFT), we are here to support you and help you reach your goals as you navigate through life's journey. We have a team of therapists are experts in addressing a variety of issues, such as family communication, emotional challenges, women-related issues, depression, anxiety, and youth counseling. No matter what difficulties or challenges you or your child might be facing, there are solutions and we are here to help! Visit our website www.elevationtherapy.org to see each of our therapists' specialties.
(708) 249-3571 x001 View (708) 249-3571 x001
Photo of Shelby Pupo, Pre-Licensed Professional in Homewood, IL
Shelby Pupo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
Is life feeling overwhelming or unbalanced? Are you struggling with setting boundaries? You are not alone. I provide services to help those struggling with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, and loss. I believe a healthy balance is achievable through connection and processing underlying emotions.
Is life feeling overwhelming or unbalanced? Are you struggling with setting boundaries? You are not alone. I provide services to help those struggling with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, and loss. I believe a healthy balance is achievable through connection and processing underlying emotions.
(708) 394-7501 View (708) 394-7501
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Dr. Karolyn Webster
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, EdD, ALMFT
Verified Verified
Homewood, IL 60430
Feeling anxious, unhappy or hopeless? Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and you just can't figure things out? Having relationship challenges with your spouse, partner or child? It's important that you understand that your mental health is just as important as your physical health.
Feeling anxious, unhappy or hopeless? Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders and you just can't figure things out? Having relationship challenges with your spouse, partner or child? It's important that you understand that your mental health is just as important as your physical health.
(708) 578-6128 View (708) 578-6128
Photo of Erinn Boone, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Homewood, IL
Erinn Boone
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck? Trapped by life? Helpless? Our daily routines can often result in a feeling of complacency that can prevent your life from changing. You know that gut feeling that lingers...this is your intuition letting you know a change is needed & I’m here to encourage you that change is possible. That quiet voice knows what you need, and your needs are important, yet often ignored. Self care is not selfish, it’s necessary. It’s a focus on stressing less about what’s out of our control, and making that choice to prioritize personal needs. You cannot pour into your relationships, family, job, or responbilities if you are empty.
Feeling stuck? Trapped by life? Helpless? Our daily routines can often result in a feeling of complacency that can prevent your life from changing. You know that gut feeling that lingers...this is your intuition letting you know a change is needed & I’m here to encourage you that change is possible. That quiet voice knows what you need, and your needs are important, yet often ignored. Self care is not selfish, it’s necessary. It’s a focus on stressing less about what’s out of our control, and making that choice to prioritize personal needs. You cannot pour into your relationships, family, job, or responbilities if you are empty.
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Tina Moore
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
Everyone needs help navigating through the challenges of life; help managing the curve balls that are constantly being thrown at you. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize that life doesn’t always work out the way that you planned; that it takes courage to do something different, to set out in a new direction, to correct any mistakes that you’ve made along the way. I’ve also come to discover that it’s great to have goals, but you must learn to be flexible about when those goals manifest in your life. I want to take the skills that I have cultivated over the years and apply them to helping people become better version.
Everyone needs help navigating through the challenges of life; help managing the curve balls that are constantly being thrown at you. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize that life doesn’t always work out the way that you planned; that it takes courage to do something different, to set out in a new direction, to correct any mistakes that you’ve made along the way. I’ve also come to discover that it’s great to have goals, but you must learn to be flexible about when those goals manifest in your life. I want to take the skills that I have cultivated over the years and apply them to helping people become better version.
(708) 578-6258 View (708) 578-6258
Photo of Kyla S. O'Neal, Licensed Professional Counselor in Homewood, IL
Kyla S. O'Neal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
The journey through life can be very challenging at times, causing confusion, self-doubt, depression, anxiety, fear and even anger. Are you or your child struggling with coping with a traumatic event? Are you unable to gain control of an addiction or addictive behaviors that negatively impact your life? Has life transitions got you stressed and unable to see things clearly? If so, congratulations on being courageous in making an important step towards discovery in a safe, non-judgmental and empowering environment. You are one step closer to a new path of opportunity for clarity, change and growth.
The journey through life can be very challenging at times, causing confusion, self-doubt, depression, anxiety, fear and even anger. Are you or your child struggling with coping with a traumatic event? Are you unable to gain control of an addiction or addictive behaviors that negatively impact your life? Has life transitions got you stressed and unable to see things clearly? If so, congratulations on being courageous in making an important step towards discovery in a safe, non-judgmental and empowering environment. You are one step closer to a new path of opportunity for clarity, change and growth.
(708) 249-3227 View (708) 249-3227
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Bradley Counseling & Consulting LLC
Counselor, LCPC, CRADC, CODP II, PCGC, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
The journey called life can be very painful. It has been one of the greatest rewards of my life to see people who have been negatively impacted by relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns turn their situation around . The power to change our life course, habits, and perceptions sometimes appears to be a never ending struggle. I indeed applaud you for reaching out because it reaffirms that people are not giving up and giving in to their situations.
The journey called life can be very painful. It has been one of the greatest rewards of my life to see people who have been negatively impacted by relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns turn their situation around . The power to change our life course, habits, and perceptions sometimes appears to be a never ending struggle. I indeed applaud you for reaching out because it reaffirms that people are not giving up and giving in to their situations.
(708) 518-3728 View (708) 518-3728
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Carly N. Jones
EdD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
Together on the outside but feeling like a wreck on the inside? Some days, you feel like you are hanging on by a thread. Life hasn’t entirely panned out the way you thought it would. Overwhelmed by self-doubt and worry, that inner critic won’t go away. You appear fine but feel like the smallest thing might break you, expose you. The shame in the pit of your stomach continues to grow. What will others say? What will they think? Together, let's unravel that knot of the past and ease your tension. Let's work together on ways to feel better now while also getting to the root of your discomfort so you can be free to enjoy this moment!
Together on the outside but feeling like a wreck on the inside? Some days, you feel like you are hanging on by a thread. Life hasn’t entirely panned out the way you thought it would. Overwhelmed by self-doubt and worry, that inner critic won’t go away. You appear fine but feel like the smallest thing might break you, expose you. The shame in the pit of your stomach continues to grow. What will others say? What will they think? Together, let's unravel that knot of the past and ease your tension. Let's work together on ways to feel better now while also getting to the root of your discomfort so you can be free to enjoy this moment!
(708) 564-3061 View (708) 564-3061
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Nexus Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LCPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
You feel lost. Entirely alone in your struggles, like no one can understand what you’re going through. You desperately wish you had a better handle on things and feel like a failure for your shortcomings. But this problem isn’t unique. The experience is so common that there are memes about it. Everyone struggles; it’s perfectly normal. Of course, knowing that doesn’t make those thoughts and feelings go away. But that’s where we come in.
You feel lost. Entirely alone in your struggles, like no one can understand what you’re going through. You desperately wish you had a better handle on things and feel like a failure for your shortcomings. But this problem isn’t unique. The experience is so common that there are memes about it. Everyone struggles; it’s perfectly normal. Of course, knowing that doesn’t make those thoughts and feelings go away. But that’s where we come in.
(773) 570-1266 View (773) 570-1266
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Cyndie Penrose
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430
You cant seem to make decisions even though you know how. You try to stay focused, but your mind is spinning. Anxiety and thoughts that you aren’t good enough surface, you feel defeated. You used to feel like you were on track, but somewhere something happened and now you cant “adult”. You don’t put yourself first, no one taught you. Your partner’s needs go before yours; you entertain people who aren’t right. You ask yourself, how do other people do this? Meanwhile I’m forgetting/avoiding important tasks and I’m not the person I wanted to be by now”? Everyone thinks that your life is together. They have no idea of your truth.
You cant seem to make decisions even though you know how. You try to stay focused, but your mind is spinning. Anxiety and thoughts that you aren’t good enough surface, you feel defeated. You used to feel like you were on track, but somewhere something happened and now you cant “adult”. You don’t put yourself first, no one taught you. Your partner’s needs go before yours; you entertain people who aren’t right. You ask yourself, how do other people do this? Meanwhile I’m forgetting/avoiding important tasks and I’m not the person I wanted to be by now”? Everyone thinks that your life is together. They have no idea of your truth.
(708) 249-3010 View (708) 249-3010
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Caitlin Wells
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
Hi there! Thanks for dropping by my profile. My name is Caitlin, and I am a trained therapist who specializes in helping you overcome the difficult times you are more than likely facing as you are on your search for help. My focus is to support you through these stressors while together we build the skills the necessary for you to get back on track. If you are having struggles with the following: navigating harmful/abusive relationships, saying "no" to others, prioritizing yourself, managing emotional pain, handling relational stressors, anxiety, depression, etc., then you are in the right place!
Hi there! Thanks for dropping by my profile. My name is Caitlin, and I am a trained therapist who specializes in helping you overcome the difficult times you are more than likely facing as you are on your search for help. My focus is to support you through these stressors while together we build the skills the necessary for you to get back on track. If you are having struggles with the following: navigating harmful/abusive relationships, saying "no" to others, prioritizing yourself, managing emotional pain, handling relational stressors, anxiety, depression, etc., then you are in the right place!
(815) 957-2051 View (815) 957-2051
Photo of Stephanie Muro, Pre-Licensed Professional in Homewood, IL
Stephanie Muro
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
If you're navigating the challenges of trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or significant life transitions, I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing and growth. Together, we will work to understand and address the complexities of trauma, improve emotion regulation, enhance your self-esteem, and navigate the transitions that may be causing distress. My aim is to empower you with tools and insights that foster resilience and well-being. Seeking support is a courageous step, and I am committed to walking alongside you as you navigate these challenges and work towards a more peaceful life.
If you're navigating the challenges of trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or significant life transitions, I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing and growth. Together, we will work to understand and address the complexities of trauma, improve emotion regulation, enhance your self-esteem, and navigate the transitions that may be causing distress. My aim is to empower you with tools and insights that foster resilience and well-being. Seeking support is a courageous step, and I am committed to walking alongside you as you navigate these challenges and work towards a more peaceful life.
(708) 972-0814 View (708) 972-0814
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Angela Jones-Acosta
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, CACD, CODP II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Homewood, IL 60430  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself struggling with painful and overpowering emotions, hurtful beliefs about yourself, regrets about the past, or difficulty controlling behaviors you want to stop? If so, there is hope. Whether you're seeking support to heal from past traumas, manage overwhelming anxiety and depression, boost your self-esteem, or navigate life's transitions, I am here to guide you. I work to provide a safe, empathetic, and collaborative space. We can explore your experiences, cultivate coping strategies, and work towards building a more resilient and fulfilling future.
Do you find yourself struggling with painful and overpowering emotions, hurtful beliefs about yourself, regrets about the past, or difficulty controlling behaviors you want to stop? If so, there is hope. Whether you're seeking support to heal from past traumas, manage overwhelming anxiety and depression, boost your self-esteem, or navigate life's transitions, I am here to guide you. I work to provide a safe, empathetic, and collaborative space. We can explore your experiences, cultivate coping strategies, and work towards building a more resilient and fulfilling future.
(312) 598-0242 View (312) 598-0242

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Homewood, IL

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Homewood, IL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
72% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Cigna and Evernorth
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Homewood, IL see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
8% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Homewood?

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.