Therapists in Winfield, IL

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Julia Friesen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Winfield, IL 60190
Are you looking to increase your sense of effectiveness with family, work, and friends? I assist individuals and families in sorting out what current and past factors may be contributing to their situation, in order to resolve issues and create space for healing. I am a psychotherapist experienced in working with adults, children and families with a variety of concerns. With adults and teens, my approaches include insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral therapy. When working with children, I often use play therapy and parent coaching.
Are you looking to increase your sense of effectiveness with family, work, and friends? I assist individuals and families in sorting out what current and past factors may be contributing to their situation, in order to resolve issues and create space for healing. I am a psychotherapist experienced in working with adults, children and families with a variety of concerns. With adults and teens, my approaches include insight-oriented and cognitive-behavioral therapy. When working with children, I often use play therapy and parent coaching.
(773) 599-2961 View (773) 599-2961
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Jessica Brown McBroom
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Winfield, IL 60190
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in children, teens and adults with executive functioning deficits. These clients tend to be extremely gifted but are unable to meet their true potential due to lack of organization and time management.
I specialize in children, teens and adults with executive functioning deficits. These clients tend to be extremely gifted but are unable to meet their true potential due to lack of organization and time management.
(331) 226-1642 View (331) 226-1642
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Susan L. Garrison, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Winfield, IL 60190
Are you ready for change? Are you experiencing anxiety, relationship strain or irritability? Just feeling stuck? I have a heart for encouraging others to develop a deeper level of personal, social, spiritual & professional growth in their lives. It would be my privilege to support you as you create change and experience healing in your life. You can find inner peace and experience deeper satisfaction in your life & in your relationships. You can learn more effective ways to regulate emotions and resolve things like chronic anxiety, depression, relational trauma, codependency, grief/loss, & spiritual issues. Change is possible!
Are you ready for change? Are you experiencing anxiety, relationship strain or irritability? Just feeling stuck? I have a heart for encouraging others to develop a deeper level of personal, social, spiritual & professional growth in their lives. It would be my privilege to support you as you create change and experience healing in your life. You can find inner peace and experience deeper satisfaction in your life & in your relationships. You can learn more effective ways to regulate emotions and resolve things like chronic anxiety, depression, relational trauma, codependency, grief/loss, & spiritual issues. Change is possible!
(630) 448-6417 View (630) 448-6417
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Debra F Nickerson
Psychologist, PsyD, SOE, SOTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winfield, IL 60190
My specialty is working with people who have issues arising from sexual behavior problems, including sexually abusive behavior, sexual addiction, pornography addiction and Internet addiction. While sex can be a pleasurable part of life, its misuse can lead to infinite heartache and misery. Sexual behavior problems are multifaceted, and are often rooted in an attempt to cope with painful non-sexual issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and broken relationships. I work with individuals who have acted out sexually and also with survivors of sexual abuse and trauma.
My specialty is working with people who have issues arising from sexual behavior problems, including sexually abusive behavior, sexual addiction, pornography addiction and Internet addiction. While sex can be a pleasurable part of life, its misuse can lead to infinite heartache and misery. Sexual behavior problems are multifaceted, and are often rooted in an attempt to cope with painful non-sexual issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and broken relationships. I work with individuals who have acted out sexually and also with survivors of sexual abuse and trauma.
(630) 672-0982 View (630) 672-0982
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Trudy L Walk & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCPC
Verified
Winfield, IL 60190
An ideal client is someone who is brave enough to want help. I will join you in identifying the areas that need to be strengthened and/or changed. Often people are not aware of a different way of relating, and I offer insight to open up healthier ways of living that bring satisfaction, respect and hope. The most courageous people I know are my clients, and together we find freedom from obstacles and paths to new ways of living.
An ideal client is someone who is brave enough to want help. I will join you in identifying the areas that need to be strengthened and/or changed. Often people are not aware of a different way of relating, and I offer insight to open up healthier ways of living that bring satisfaction, respect and hope. The most courageous people I know are my clients, and together we find freedom from obstacles and paths to new ways of living.
(630) 517-0701 View (630) 517-0701
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Michelle Rogers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Winfield, IL 60190
Alone, terrified, and worried that your life will never change? Ready for a change but apprehensive about the process? Sometimes getting help extends beyond family/friends. Addiction counseling includes addressing co-existing issues such as family, relationships, employment, education, spirituality, physical/mental health and legal concerns. Healing and growth begins with a collaborative, compassionate, yet direct approach to change. I walk with you as you work to gain self-awareness, self-esteem, and empowerment. I assist clients in finding hidden strengths, so they can overcome their challenges. My specialty includes addictions, co-occurring disorders - depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger, etc.
Alone, terrified, and worried that your life will never change? Ready for a change but apprehensive about the process? Sometimes getting help extends beyond family/friends. Addiction counseling includes addressing co-existing issues such as family, relationships, employment, education, spirituality, physical/mental health and legal concerns. Healing and growth begins with a collaborative, compassionate, yet direct approach to change. I walk with you as you work to gain self-awareness, self-esteem, and empowerment. I assist clients in finding hidden strengths, so they can overcome their challenges. My specialty includes addictions, co-occurring disorders - depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger, etc.
(815) 390-9023 View (815) 390-9023
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Mari Skura
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Winfield, IL 60190
First and foremost I am a journey-mate on this wild and crazy path we call life. I am passionate about helping myself and others tap into our innate goodness and the grandeur of our spirits. More than that, I desire for all of us to overcome fear and conditioning so that we can live into the fullness of our true selves. My work as a personal therapist, meditation teacher, and yoga instructor is geared to help nurture my fellow journey mates into their highest soul essence. My style is compassionate, empowering and directive.
First and foremost I am a journey-mate on this wild and crazy path we call life. I am passionate about helping myself and others tap into our innate goodness and the grandeur of our spirits. More than that, I desire for all of us to overcome fear and conditioning so that we can live into the fullness of our true selves. My work as a personal therapist, meditation teacher, and yoga instructor is geared to help nurture my fellow journey mates into their highest soul essence. My style is compassionate, empowering and directive.
(630) 599-8352 View (630) 599-8352
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Betty A Riley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Winfield, IL 60190
When life gets tough and everything is piling up, people wonder where they can turn and with whom they can talk. My patients often comment that they feel comfortable with me and that they find me "easy to talk to." However, people often postpone making an appointment with a therapist for various reasons. But most problems can get better faster when you are working with a competent professional. So why not make that call today to set up an appointment?
When life gets tough and everything is piling up, people wonder where they can turn and with whom they can talk. My patients often comment that they feel comfortable with me and that they find me "easy to talk to." However, people often postpone making an appointment with a therapist for various reasons. But most problems can get better faster when you are working with a competent professional. So why not make that call today to set up an appointment?
(630) 743-6022 View (630) 743-6022
Photo of Briana Jakubik, Licensed Professional Counselor in Winfield, IL
Briana Jakubik
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Winfield, IL 60190  (Online Only)
I strive to find solutions that are "Skills Over Pills" when starting therapy. I am passionate about helping teens and adults that are struggling to better themselves. It can be scary to feel that you are “behind others” life, but I can help you refocus on the positive aspects of yourself and what you are truly capable of. I have experience with LGBTQ+, anxiety, depression, life changes, and trauma. I have worked with individuals, groups, and in hospital settings. I also taught parenting classes and have experience with career counseling. All of my experience is focused on guiding others along their journey.
I strive to find solutions that are "Skills Over Pills" when starting therapy. I am passionate about helping teens and adults that are struggling to better themselves. It can be scary to feel that you are “behind others” life, but I can help you refocus on the positive aspects of yourself and what you are truly capable of. I have experience with LGBTQ+, anxiety, depression, life changes, and trauma. I have worked with individuals, groups, and in hospital settings. I also taught parenting classes and have experience with career counseling. All of my experience is focused on guiding others along their journey.
(847) 380-8485 View (847) 380-8485
Photo of Toni Thill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winfield, IL
Toni Thill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Winfield, IL 60190
Thinking about starting therapy can feel overwhelming, uncomfortable, and maybe even scary. Whatever has brought you to this place of considering asking for help, I want you to know I am here for you. My goal is to assist you in making the changes in your life in order to feel more confident, less anxious, and more hopeful about the future. Therapy is designed around you, your goals, at your pace. I am here to partner with you and provide you with a safe space and the coping skills necessary to help you feel empowered and supported.
Thinking about starting therapy can feel overwhelming, uncomfortable, and maybe even scary. Whatever has brought you to this place of considering asking for help, I want you to know I am here for you. My goal is to assist you in making the changes in your life in order to feel more confident, less anxious, and more hopeful about the future. Therapy is designed around you, your goals, at your pace. I am here to partner with you and provide you with a safe space and the coping skills necessary to help you feel empowered and supported.
(630) 349-6169 View (630) 349-6169
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Jenny Schermerhorn
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Winfield, IL 60190
Everyone deserves a safe, non-judgmental space to process, reflect and heal. I am passionate about providing my clients a space to examine patterns and behaviors that are no longer serving them and move forward with their lives in an empowered, healthy way. No matter what your current challenges and needs are, we can work together to establish realistic goals for therapy that will help move you toward creating the life and relationships you want.
Everyone deserves a safe, non-judgmental space to process, reflect and heal. I am passionate about providing my clients a space to examine patterns and behaviors that are no longer serving them and move forward with their lives in an empowered, healthy way. No matter what your current challenges and needs are, we can work together to establish realistic goals for therapy that will help move you toward creating the life and relationships you want.
(630) 228-1150 View (630) 228-1150
Photo of Elizabeth Johansson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Winfield, IL
Elizabeth Johansson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Winfield, IL 60190
I have special training and interest in working with trauma and am trauma certified. I use EMDR therapy as a helping aid. Healing from trauma can be most challenging which is why I work collaboratively with clients to help them through this process. I have a deep respect for the therapeutic relationship and love to help those that are seeking to heal and grow.
I have special training and interest in working with trauma and am trauma certified. I use EMDR therapy as a helping aid. Healing from trauma can be most challenging which is why I work collaboratively with clients to help them through this process. I have a deep respect for the therapeutic relationship and love to help those that are seeking to heal and grow.
(630) 381-5622 View (630) 381-5622
Photo of Angela Lynn Dechant, Licensed Professional Counselor in Winfield, IL
Angela Lynn Dechant
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Winfield, IL 60190
If anxiety, low self-esteem, or tough relationships weigh you down, I'm here for you. You need a safe space to tackle these challenges, learn new skills to cope with everyday stressors, rebuild confidence, and understand your relationships better. Together, let's work on managing anxiety, boosting your self-worth, and fostering healthier connections. You want relief from constant worry, a stronger sense of self, and fulfilling relationships. Let's team up to navigate this journey toward inner peace and a more fulfilling life. You don't have to do this alone.
If anxiety, low self-esteem, or tough relationships weigh you down, I'm here for you. You need a safe space to tackle these challenges, learn new skills to cope with everyday stressors, rebuild confidence, and understand your relationships better. Together, let's work on managing anxiety, boosting your self-worth, and fostering healthier connections. You want relief from constant worry, a stronger sense of self, and fulfilling relationships. Let's team up to navigate this journey toward inner peace and a more fulfilling life. You don't have to do this alone.
(630) 523-8124 View (630) 523-8124
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Kristen A Jacobs
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
Winfield, IL 60190
Kristen A. Jacobs is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2009. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. Kristen creates a safe and supportive space for the client, in which she utilizes individualized, strength-based treatment approaches and evidence-based modalities with a concentration on education, validation, acceptance, self-efficacy, and symptom management.
Kristen A. Jacobs is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2009. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Social Work from Aurora University. Kristen creates a safe and supportive space for the client, in which she utilizes individualized, strength-based treatment approaches and evidence-based modalities with a concentration on education, validation, acceptance, self-efficacy, and symptom management.
(331) 271-1124 View (331) 271-1124
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Sukhi Sandhu
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Winfield, IL 60190
Sukhi Sandhu is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2019. Her educational background includes an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Sukhi helps adults, adolescents, and families to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe. Sukhi is aware a single approach is not right for every individual, so she has been trained in a range of modalities, including Trauma-focused CBT, Play therapy, EMDR, and parent coaching.
Sukhi Sandhu is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois who has been practicing since 2019. Her educational background includes an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Sukhi helps adults, adolescents, and families to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, whole, and safe. Sukhi is aware a single approach is not right for every individual, so she has been trained in a range of modalities, including Trauma-focused CBT, Play therapy, EMDR, and parent coaching.
(331) 246-1193 View (331) 246-1193
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Stephanie Key
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Winfield, IL 60190
Steph Key is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2022. Steph's approach is person centered with an emphasis on mindfulness, play, and community care from a trauma informed perspective. They utilize CBT, narrative, mindfulness, DBT, and play therapy. Steph is currently working on developing a combination of play and narrative therapeutic models for adults through creativity and creative writing. They firmly believe that clients are the experts, and they are students on a journey together.
Steph Key is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2022. Steph's approach is person centered with an emphasis on mindfulness, play, and community care from a trauma informed perspective. They utilize CBT, narrative, mindfulness, DBT, and play therapy. Steph is currently working on developing a combination of play and narrative therapeutic models for adults through creativity and creative writing. They firmly believe that clients are the experts, and they are students on a journey together.
(331) 244-7690 View (331) 244-7690
Photo of Elizabeth Moorhouse, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Winfield, IL
Elizabeth Moorhouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Winfield, IL 60190
Entering therapy is ideally a rewarding endeavor! I completed my Master's degree in Social Work in 1995. I have worked in health care & private practice. I have a certification in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International (PSI). I have received training in pregnancy and infant loss with Resolve Through Sharing (RTS). I enjoy working with clients who are adapting to perinatal mental health concerns, parenting, grief and loss, life transitions, divorce and infidelity recovery. I help others attain resolution utilizing cognitive behavioral technique, solution-focused therapy and family systems therapy.
Entering therapy is ideally a rewarding endeavor! I completed my Master's degree in Social Work in 1995. I have worked in health care & private practice. I have a certification in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International (PSI). I have received training in pregnancy and infant loss with Resolve Through Sharing (RTS). I enjoy working with clients who are adapting to perinatal mental health concerns, parenting, grief and loss, life transitions, divorce and infidelity recovery. I help others attain resolution utilizing cognitive behavioral technique, solution-focused therapy and family systems therapy.
(630) 526-7621 View (630) 526-7621
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Sharon Kim
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCPC
Verified
Winfield, IL 60190
Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at University of Illinois at Chicago. Sharon's counseling experience includes work with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults in various professional and volunteer settings. She has a wide range of experience from working in therapeutic day schools, inpatient addictions counseling to navigating cross-cultural challenges and life transitions.
Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at University of Illinois at Chicago. Sharon's counseling experience includes work with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults in various professional and volunteer settings. She has a wide range of experience from working in therapeutic day schools, inpatient addictions counseling to navigating cross-cultural challenges and life transitions.
(331) 246-0346 View (331) 246-0346
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Sarah Larimore
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified
Winfield, IL 60190
How many times have you heard, “why can’t you just stop?” Do you find yourself wishing those around you would attempt to understand your experience and hear you? Addiction, anxiety, and depression are already so isolating and we often have a difficult time understanding our own behavior without trying to explain it to family and friends. We feel stuck, alone, frustrated, and misunderstood. Imagine what it would be like to identify the root cause of your addiction and start treating the source while learning coping skills for managing addictive behavior, anxiety, and depression.
How many times have you heard, “why can’t you just stop?” Do you find yourself wishing those around you would attempt to understand your experience and hear you? Addiction, anxiety, and depression are already so isolating and we often have a difficult time understanding our own behavior without trying to explain it to family and friends. We feel stuck, alone, frustrated, and misunderstood. Imagine what it would be like to identify the root cause of your addiction and start treating the source while learning coping skills for managing addictive behavior, anxiety, and depression.
(630) 333-4016 View (630) 333-4016
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Brittany Heard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Winfield, IL 60190
Brittany Heard, a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois, is dedicated to guiding individuals on their path to recovery and healing. With an MSW in Social Work and a B.A. in Sociology, she brings a profound understanding of the complexities of human behavior to her practice. Brittany's expertise extends to a range of specialties, including adoption and foster care, providing support to individuals navigating the intricacies of DCFS and court-involved treatment. She's particularly skilled in addressing substance use disorders, helping individuals on the journey to sobriety.
Brittany Heard, a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois, is dedicated to guiding individuals on their path to recovery and healing. With an MSW in Social Work and a B.A. in Sociology, she brings a profound understanding of the complexities of human behavior to her practice. Brittany's expertise extends to a range of specialties, including adoption and foster care, providing support to individuals navigating the intricacies of DCFS and court-involved treatment. She's particularly skilled in addressing substance use disorders, helping individuals on the journey to sobriety.
(331) 259-8343 View (331) 259-8343

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Number of Therapists in Winfield, IL

40+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Winfield, IL who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Women's Issues
70% Grief
68% Relationship Issues
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
74% Aetna
72% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Winfield, IL see their clients

98% In Person and Online
2% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
5% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Winfield?

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.