Therapists in Pingree Grove, IL

Photo of Allen B Weimer, Counselor in Pingree Grove, IL
Allen B Weimer
Counselor, MS, LMFT, LCPC
Verified Verified
Pingree Grove, IL 60140
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with Teens/Tweens and Adults that may need an alternative setting for treatment. I provide experiential therapy with horses in a farm setting. Many clients find this setting less intimidating and I am able to find the right setting for each client based on their preferences and needs.
I specialize in working with Teens/Tweens and Adults that may need an alternative setting for treatment. I provide experiential therapy with horses in a farm setting. Many clients find this setting less intimidating and I am able to find the right setting for each client based on their preferences and needs.
(331) 236-0958 View (331) 236-0958
Photo of Colleen Koncilja, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pingree Grove, IL
Colleen Koncilja
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, ICGC-II, BACC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pingree Grove, IL 60140
Too often life brings us the unwanted, the unwelcomed, and the unexpected. These things are often deeply painful, cause us to struggle, increase our stress and overwhelm, and cause us to feel very alone. If this is what you are experiencing, you don't have to be alone in it, as therapy can help. You deserve to be heard, cared for, and supported. Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, being triggered by past trauma, or battling with chronic pain or illness, we can work together to untangle the things that hold you back, so you can create the life you want and deserve. You will be able to heal, grow, and thrive.
Too often life brings us the unwanted, the unwelcomed, and the unexpected. These things are often deeply painful, cause us to struggle, increase our stress and overwhelm, and cause us to feel very alone. If this is what you are experiencing, you don't have to be alone in it, as therapy can help. You deserve to be heard, cared for, and supported. Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, being triggered by past trauma, or battling with chronic pain or illness, we can work together to untangle the things that hold you back, so you can create the life you want and deserve. You will be able to heal, grow, and thrive.
(224) 204-2507 View (224) 204-2507
Photo of Blair Counseling and Mediation in Pingree Grove, IL
Blair Counseling and Mediation
LMFT, LCPC, NCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pingree Grove, IL 60140
Our clients enjoy humor, are honest, and are wanting to try new things if it makes sense to them. Some want relief from depression, or various forms of anxiety including trauma and grief. Others struggle with addictions and addictive behavior and are looking for ways to feel more in control. Or, they have concerns about their kids, ADHD, autism, or other behavior, and would like someone to come along side them to help support them or their child. Services are also available in Spanish. Christian counseling can be requested. Prefer Communication Coaching to Therapy? Find our app (MinuteMood.com) on Google Play and Apple Play stores.
Our clients enjoy humor, are honest, and are wanting to try new things if it makes sense to them. Some want relief from depression, or various forms of anxiety including trauma and grief. Others struggle with addictions and addictive behavior and are looking for ways to feel more in control. Or, they have concerns about their kids, ADHD, autism, or other behavior, and would like someone to come along side them to help support them or their child. Services are also available in Spanish. Christian counseling can be requested. Prefer Communication Coaching to Therapy? Find our app (MinuteMood.com) on Google Play and Apple Play stores.
(815) 450-9902 View (815) 450-9902
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Life Solutions
Counselor, NCC, LCPC, MS Ed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pingree Grove, IL 60140
My therapeutic philosophy incorporates Adlerian ideals, which focus on acceptance of our humanity and encouragement of the greatest potential within ourselves. Using empathy and validation, I will listen to your life story to better understand your worldview and unique experiences that led you to counseling. I also use Rogerian theory to prioritize unconditional positive regard, authenticity, and empathy to build a therapeutic relationship. This approach helps foster a safe space to make changes you want to address towards a life that is more congruent with values and goals.
My therapeutic philosophy incorporates Adlerian ideals, which focus on acceptance of our humanity and encouragement of the greatest potential within ourselves. Using empathy and validation, I will listen to your life story to better understand your worldview and unique experiences that led you to counseling. I also use Rogerian theory to prioritize unconditional positive regard, authenticity, and empathy to build a therapeutic relationship. This approach helps foster a safe space to make changes you want to address towards a life that is more congruent with values and goals.
(779) 246-3082 View (779) 246-3082
Photo of Rachel Sullivan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pingree Grove, IL
Rachel Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Pingree Grove, IL 60140
Trying to heal and work through trauma can be overwhelming and difficult to begin. Going through major life transitions can cause unwanted stress. Asking for help can be hard, but taking that step shows strength and resilience. My goal is to help you feel empowered, validated, and supported along your healing journey.
Trying to heal and work through trauma can be overwhelming and difficult to begin. Going through major life transitions can cause unwanted stress. Asking for help can be hard, but taking that step shows strength and resilience. My goal is to help you feel empowered, validated, and supported along your healing journey.
(224) 271-9138 View (224) 271-9138
Photo of Jeff Kalas, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pingree Grove, IL
Jeff Kalas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pingree Grove, IL 60140
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 17 years of experience, I have dedicated my career to helping individuals overcome challenges related to ADHD, anxiety, interpersonal struggles, and other mental health concerns. Through a cognitive-behavioral approach, I utilize evidence-based techniques to help my clients identify and modify negative thinking patterns and behaviors that may be impacting their quality of life. My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment where individuals can feel empowered to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with 17 years of experience, I have dedicated my career to helping individuals overcome challenges related to ADHD, anxiety, interpersonal struggles, and other mental health concerns. Through a cognitive-behavioral approach, I utilize evidence-based techniques to help my clients identify and modify negative thinking patterns and behaviors that may be impacting their quality of life. My goal as a counselor is to provide a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment where individuals can feel empowered to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(847) 503-9642 View (847) 503-9642
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Tegan Vaughn
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pingree Grove, IL 60140
Therapy is about being pushed outside our comfort zones to grow and flourish in all areas of life. It involves taking a leap into the new and unknown territory of emotions and vulnerability. This may mean looking at the difficult parts of ourselves and our stories in order to move forward. It's "short term discomfort, long term benefit". Therapy is tough, yet beautifully rewarding work! Talking about emotions can be heavy, so it is my mission to create a space for you that feels warm and welcoming. It's important for you to feel comfortable in therapy so that coming to sessions isn't scary!
Therapy is about being pushed outside our comfort zones to grow and flourish in all areas of life. It involves taking a leap into the new and unknown territory of emotions and vulnerability. This may mean looking at the difficult parts of ourselves and our stories in order to move forward. It's "short term discomfort, long term benefit". Therapy is tough, yet beautifully rewarding work! Talking about emotions can be heavy, so it is my mission to create a space for you that feels warm and welcoming. It's important for you to feel comfortable in therapy so that coming to sessions isn't scary!
(847) 707-2689 View (847) 707-2689
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Nina Gallivan
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, CADC, PCGC
Verified Verified
Pingree Grove, IL 60140
First and foremost, I commend you for taking the most difficult step in therapy- seeing its value and starting the process. The process can be uncomfortable, and I am here to help you make the process as easy as possible. Right from the beginning, it is going to be important to establish a good relationship in which you feel comfortable opening up and allowing me to get to know you. I do this mainly by asking questions, listening, and putting much care into understanding who you are and what you are saying.
First and foremost, I commend you for taking the most difficult step in therapy- seeing its value and starting the process. The process can be uncomfortable, and I am here to help you make the process as easy as possible. Right from the beginning, it is going to be important to establish a good relationship in which you feel comfortable opening up and allowing me to get to know you. I do this mainly by asking questions, listening, and putting much care into understanding who you are and what you are saying.
(224) 291-8439 View (224) 291-8439
Photo of Sheri Mueller, Counselor in Pingree Grove, IL
Sheri Mueller
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Pingree Grove, IL 60140
Daytime availability only mid to late May '24 (11:00-3:00 Tues,Wed,Thurs only). "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen" - Brene Brown. You get 100% of my passion, expertise & commitment to use techniques tailored to your needs for change, growth, and healing. I would consider it a privilege to walk beside you, encourage progress toward your goals, and help you find joy and courage in transforming your life.
Daytime availability only mid to late May '24 (11:00-3:00 Tues,Wed,Thurs only). "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen" - Brene Brown. You get 100% of my passion, expertise & commitment to use techniques tailored to your needs for change, growth, and healing. I would consider it a privilege to walk beside you, encourage progress toward your goals, and help you find joy and courage in transforming your life.
(224) 263-0694 View (224) 263-0694

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Great Lakes Psychology Group - Rockford
Counselor
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60123
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
(815) 567-9102 View (815) 567-9102
Photo of Anthony Fasano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pingree Grove, IL
Anthony Fasano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Genoa, IL 60135
Are you looking for a therapist you can be real with? My therapeutic approach is nonjudgmental and focused. I use evidence-based practices that meet the clients where they are at emotionally. I am easy-going and interactive, and I strive to make my clients as comfortable as possible. By providing a safe environment, I allow for shifts in therapy as needed, enabling clients to be vulnerable, open, and honest.
Are you looking for a therapist you can be real with? My therapeutic approach is nonjudgmental and focused. I use evidence-based practices that meet the clients where they are at emotionally. I am easy-going and interactive, and I strive to make my clients as comfortable as possible. By providing a safe environment, I allow for shifts in therapy as needed, enabling clients to be vulnerable, open, and honest.
(630) 552-6473 View (630) 552-6473
Photo of Dr. Bill Bautista, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pingree Grove, IL
Dr. Bill Bautista
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60123
I am Dr. Bill Bautista; a bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. My education and experiences are based on formal schooling in Mexico and United States. I have worked in private practice since 2012 specializing in therapeutic work with children, adolescents, adults and multigenerational families. In my practice, I draw from past experience working with diverse clients in hospitals, clinics, non-for-profits, police, schools, college and university settings. I apply various therapeutic models & tailor sessions to the specific needs of clients.
I am Dr. Bill Bautista; a bilingual/bicultural (Spanish/English) licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois. My education and experiences are based on formal schooling in Mexico and United States. I have worked in private practice since 2012 specializing in therapeutic work with children, adolescents, adults and multigenerational families. In my practice, I draw from past experience working with diverse clients in hospitals, clinics, non-for-profits, police, schools, college and university settings. I apply various therapeutic models & tailor sessions to the specific needs of clients.
(224) 203-5323 View (224) 203-5323
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Julie Konrath
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Huntley, IL 60142
Julie Konrath is a pre-licensed professional with a master's degree in Counseling from Northwestern University. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from North Central University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from American InterContinental University. Her background includes work as a Behavioral Tech at a substance abuse treatment center as well as a behavioral health hospital. She has been trained in pre surgical bariatric psychological evaluations, spinal cord stimulator evaluations, and ADHD evaluations.
Julie Konrath is a pre-licensed professional with a master's degree in Counseling from Northwestern University. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from North Central University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from American InterContinental University. Her background includes work as a Behavioral Tech at a substance abuse treatment center as well as a behavioral health hospital. She has been trained in pre surgical bariatric psychological evaluations, spinal cord stimulator evaluations, and ADHD evaluations.
(847) 807-1335 View (847) 807-1335
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Debra K Hirschberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified 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
Photo of Kristi Brower, Psychologist in Pingree Grove, IL
Kristi Brower
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified 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
Photo of Christina E Rudawski, Psychologist in Pingree Grove, IL
Christina E Rudawski
Psychologist, PsyD, CADC
Verified Verified
Gilberts, IL 60136  (Online Only)
Are you are feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, lonely, angry, confused or just plain curious about yourself, your feelings or why you do the things you do? You owe it to yourself to talk to a trained mental health professional. Knowledge is power, but self- knowledge is more powerful! .
Are you are feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, lonely, angry, confused or just plain curious about yourself, your feelings or why you do the things you do? You owe it to yourself to talk to a trained mental health professional. Knowledge is power, but self- knowledge is more powerful! .
(224) 442-9373 View (224) 442-9373
Photo of Mayra T Galarza Acosta, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pingree Grove, IL
Mayra T Galarza Acosta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elgin, IL 60123  (Online Only)
As a Hispanic/Latina Mental Health Professional who is also a first-generation Mexican-American, I understand the importance of a person's need to get culturally informed emotional support. It is essential for me to understand where you come from and provide you with the best therapy care to achieve your goals because I believe it significantly improves symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, and more. Additionally, my work in mental health has brought me to various environments where I've seen the impact of not having specialized support while struggling with diverse emotional needs.
As a Hispanic/Latina Mental Health Professional who is also a first-generation Mexican-American, I understand the importance of a person's need to get culturally informed emotional support. It is essential for me to understand where you come from and provide you with the best therapy care to achieve your goals because I believe it significantly improves symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, and more. Additionally, my work in mental health has brought me to various environments where I've seen the impact of not having specialized support while struggling with diverse emotional needs.
(847) 550-3603 View (847) 550-3603
Photo of Zachary S Neal, Pre-Licensed Professional in Pingree Grove, IL
Zachary S Neal
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Huntley, IL 60142
I OFFER INPERSON THERAPY SESSION-MASKED AND UNMASKED. While counseling tends to be about serious issues, it is important to me to know my clients on a personal level, not just the struggles they are going through. I like to know how my clients take their coffee, their idiosyncrasies, and which football team makes them yell at the screen on Sunday's. My approach is practical and honest. I value transparency, humor, self-awareness, and genuine exchanges.
I OFFER INPERSON THERAPY SESSION-MASKED AND UNMASKED. While counseling tends to be about serious issues, it is important to me to know my clients on a personal level, not just the struggles they are going through. I like to know how my clients take their coffee, their idiosyncrasies, and which football team makes them yell at the screen on Sunday's. My approach is practical and honest. I value transparency, humor, self-awareness, and genuine exchanges.
(815) 205-5679 View (815) 205-5679
Photo of Emily Phillips, Licensed Professional Counselor in Pingree Grove, IL
Emily Phillips
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntley, IL 60142
*Accepting New Clients* Do you have a teen or are you a teen who is overcome with anxiety? Are you struggling to get up in the morning and get to school? Do you feel hopeless and contemplate self-harm and suicide? You are not alone. I believe the bravest thing you can do is ask for help. It is my great honor to sit with my clients and listen to their unfiltered stories with zero judgement.
*Accepting New Clients* Do you have a teen or are you a teen who is overcome with anxiety? Are you struggling to get up in the morning and get to school? Do you feel hopeless and contemplate self-harm and suicide? You are not alone. I believe the bravest thing you can do is ask for help. It is my great honor to sit with my clients and listen to their unfiltered stories with zero judgement.
(815) 526-7653 View (815) 526-7653
Photo of Great Lakes Psychology Group - Elgin, Psychologist in Pingree Grove, IL
Great Lakes Psychology Group - Elgin
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Elgin, IL 60123
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
The GLPG support staff will personally match you with a best-fit therapist who accepts your insurance and is available to see you online or in person at a time that works for you. The GLPG provider network comprises doctoral and master’s level psychologists, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and social workers. Benefits include online and in-person therapy options, night and weekend availability, and most insurance plans accepted. Additionally, our knowledgeable and helpful support staff are available to answer your questions or help with anything you might need at any point along the therapy journey.
(224) 864-9332 View (224) 864-9332

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Pingree Grove, IL

< 10

Therapists in Pingree Grove, IL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
78% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
67% ADHD
67% Coping Skills
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pingree Grove, IL see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pingree Grove?

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.