Therapists in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN

Photo of Griselda Abreu, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Griselda Abreu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Not accepting new clients
I work from a strength-based, holistic perspective, which considers and integrates the impact of internal and external life stressors on one’s ability to function and thrive. I use a collaborative approach that honors the dignity and input of each client. I offer tools and techniques to help you overcome challenges, draw on personal strengths and enhance your ability to better navigate your life. Therapy sessions are tailored to meet your individual needs with a focus not just on managing and reducing mental health issues but also on increasing well-being.
I work from a strength-based, holistic perspective, which considers and integrates the impact of internal and external life stressors on one’s ability to function and thrive. I use a collaborative approach that honors the dignity and input of each client. I offer tools and techniques to help you overcome challenges, draw on personal strengths and enhance your ability to better navigate your life. Therapy sessions are tailored to meet your individual needs with a focus not just on managing and reducing mental health issues but also on increasing well-being.
(260) 231-1581 View (260) 231-1581
Photo of Naomi C. Rainwater, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Naomi C. Rainwater
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFTA, CSAYC
Verified Verified
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
I am currently scheduling new clients for July. However, if your adolescent is in CRISIS, I will try to get them in sooner. I enjoy building trusting and therapeutic relationships with my clients. I am honored each time a person allows me to become a part of their life and the change process. I enjoy working with individuals and families of all different shapes and sizes.
I am currently scheduling new clients for July. However, if your adolescent is in CRISIS, I will try to get them in sooner. I enjoy building trusting and therapeutic relationships with my clients. I am honored each time a person allows me to become a part of their life and the change process. I enjoy working with individuals and families of all different shapes and sizes.
(260) 296-2647 View (260) 296-2647
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Amy L Drake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a therapist for Lutheran Social Services of Indiana. I am an EMDR Certified Therapist. I have worked in the mental health field for more than 15 years, and have worked with a variety of child, adolescent, and adult issues. I specialize in a number of areas, including abuse/neglect, trauma, divorce, parent-child conflict, adjustment issues, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and anger.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a therapist for Lutheran Social Services of Indiana. I am an EMDR Certified Therapist. I have worked in the mental health field for more than 15 years, and have worked with a variety of child, adolescent, and adult issues. I specialize in a number of areas, including abuse/neglect, trauma, divorce, parent-child conflict, adjustment issues, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and anger.
(260) 253-3278 View (260) 253-3278
Photo of Kris Wise, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Kris Wise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Not accepting new clients
I believe providing clinical services is a privilege, and partner with you to strategize achieving your goals and empower you towards living out your authentic life. Mental Health care is the exercise of mental wellness just as we exercise our body. A safe trusting relationship with your therapist is the foundation of care, and I promise to never ask you to do something I wouldn't ask of myself. Some therapists are 'gay friendly', at my practice we are "family".
I believe providing clinical services is a privilege, and partner with you to strategize achieving your goals and empower you towards living out your authentic life. Mental Health care is the exercise of mental wellness just as we exercise our body. A safe trusting relationship with your therapist is the foundation of care, and I promise to never ask you to do something I wouldn't ask of myself. Some therapists are 'gay friendly', at my practice we are "family".
(260) 238-8184 View (260) 238-8184
Photo of Rylie E Cook, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Rylie E Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
I have always had a passion for working with underserved populations and those in need. Most of my experience has been with providing therapy to children and adults who have experienced trauma, as well as those who have struggled with anxiety and addictions. I aim to create trusting and authentic partnerships between myself and clients on their journey to healing. I strive to utilize an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed approach to create a safe space for all clients to learn, grow, and embrace healthy connection, while acknowledging the impacts of environment and culture.
I have always had a passion for working with underserved populations and those in need. Most of my experience has been with providing therapy to children and adults who have experienced trauma, as well as those who have struggled with anxiety and addictions. I aim to create trusting and authentic partnerships between myself and clients on their journey to healing. I strive to utilize an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed approach to create a safe space for all clients to learn, grow, and embrace healthy connection, while acknowledging the impacts of environment and culture.
(260) 238-9494 View (260) 238-9494
Photo of Jahrae Hampton, Counselor in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Jahrae Hampton
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Do you struggle to understand yourself? Do you struggle to move through healthy conflict resolution with your partner? As your therapist, I can help you with these issues and attend to any early attachment issues that may be impacting you. You will learn how to work through limiting negative beliefs and how your past experiences impact you today. My clients often seek therapy because they want to uncover the meanings behind their emotions; together, we can often uncover the meaning behind these emotions by better understanding past traumas encountered.
Do you struggle to understand yourself? Do you struggle to move through healthy conflict resolution with your partner? As your therapist, I can help you with these issues and attend to any early attachment issues that may be impacting you. You will learn how to work through limiting negative beliefs and how your past experiences impact you today. My clients often seek therapy because they want to uncover the meanings behind their emotions; together, we can often uncover the meaning behind these emotions by better understanding past traumas encountered.
(260) 204-8378 x4 View (260) 204-8378 x4
Photo of Janet Eggiman, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Janet Eggiman
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
The Coronavirus has drastically disrupted all of our lives. Teletherapy is the method I am now using to stay connected to current and new patients. Depression, anxiety, anger, and behavior problems can happen to anyone, especially during this time of social distancing, uncertainty, and fear. Emotional support and understanding can reduce stress and guide you to new sense of normal. Healthcare workers, essential workers, parents, individuals, couples, and children can get guidance and treatment now.
The Coronavirus has drastically disrupted all of our lives. Teletherapy is the method I am now using to stay connected to current and new patients. Depression, anxiety, anger, and behavior problems can happen to anyone, especially during this time of social distancing, uncertainty, and fear. Emotional support and understanding can reduce stress and guide you to new sense of normal. Healthcare workers, essential workers, parents, individuals, couples, and children can get guidance and treatment now.
(260) 255-4977 View (260) 255-4977
Photo of Mary Aguilar, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Mary Aguilar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
It can feel scary, exciting, intimidating, and hopeful to finally decide to see a counselor. Sometimes it takes us years to finally reach out and make the call. It is such an honor that my clients allow me into their lives. I find that my life is enriched through knowing and experiencing my clients' lives along side them. I work hard to make my office a safe, open, affirming space. Experience has taught me that past experiences truly inform present functioning. Healing and growth is possible, as I witness it daily. I look forward to collaborating with you and I offer you the option of utilizing EMDR to enhance outcomes.
It can feel scary, exciting, intimidating, and hopeful to finally decide to see a counselor. Sometimes it takes us years to finally reach out and make the call. It is such an honor that my clients allow me into their lives. I find that my life is enriched through knowing and experiencing my clients' lives along side them. I work hard to make my office a safe, open, affirming space. Experience has taught me that past experiences truly inform present functioning. Healing and growth is possible, as I witness it daily. I look forward to collaborating with you and I offer you the option of utilizing EMDR to enhance outcomes.
(260) 296-2467 x2 View (260) 296-2467 x2
Photo of Toni Lovell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Toni Lovell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAC, MAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Addiction Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the fields of social work, mental health and addiction. I specialize in the areas of trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic homelessness, and relationship issues. I believe that most people can find healing within the context of an authentic human connection.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Addiction Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the fields of social work, mental health and addiction. I specialize in the areas of trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic homelessness, and relationship issues. I believe that most people can find healing within the context of an authentic human connection.
(260) 323-3293 View (260) 323-3293
Photo of Julie DeJesus, Counselor in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Julie DeJesus
Counselor, MS, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Do irrational beliefs about yourself affect your confidence, relationships, work performance, goals, and overall happiness? Have you endured a traumatic event or did you have a traumatic childhood? I have a passion for helping adults through difficult times. I also believe our mental health is just as important as our physical health! My goal is to help you discover and learn a new belief system about yourself and to change assumptions that have been interfering with a healthy "you" for years. This is your trauma journey through healing and I am here to help navigate at your own pace.
Do irrational beliefs about yourself affect your confidence, relationships, work performance, goals, and overall happiness? Have you endured a traumatic event or did you have a traumatic childhood? I have a passion for helping adults through difficult times. I also believe our mental health is just as important as our physical health! My goal is to help you discover and learn a new belief system about yourself and to change assumptions that have been interfering with a healthy "you" for years. This is your trauma journey through healing and I am here to help navigate at your own pace.
(260) 344-4231 View (260) 344-4231
Photo of Adrianne Wright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Adrianne Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Life can be challenging. Whether you're experiencing feeling "stuck"/ unmotivated, "anxious"/restless, and/or even feeling burdened by the past, these feelings can lead us to feeling helpless and even fearful. If you are on this website, you have already done the hardest thing we can do in life; which is you having hope in processing and/or learning skills to assist with staying focused, reducing emotional suffering, and coping skills to help with whatever your personal/and or relationship goals are.
Life can be challenging. Whether you're experiencing feeling "stuck"/ unmotivated, "anxious"/restless, and/or even feeling burdened by the past, these feelings can lead us to feeling helpless and even fearful. If you are on this website, you have already done the hardest thing we can do in life; which is you having hope in processing and/or learning skills to assist with staying focused, reducing emotional suffering, and coping skills to help with whatever your personal/and or relationship goals are.
(260) 370-8187 View (260) 370-8187
Photo of Karah Wynn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Karah Wynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals across the lifespan to support them in effectively managing and addressing stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, perinatal mental health, and other mental health concerns. I endeavor to build trusting therapeutic relationships with my clients to facilitate direct and honest communication. I believe that therapy can be beneficial to anyone!
I work with individuals across the lifespan to support them in effectively managing and addressing stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, perinatal mental health, and other mental health concerns. I endeavor to build trusting therapeutic relationships with my clients to facilitate direct and honest communication. I believe that therapy can be beneficial to anyone!
(260) 233-9718 View (260) 233-9718
Photo of Gretchen Wood, Counselor in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Gretchen Wood
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Not accepting new clients
I believe that managing adversity, fears, uncertainties, expectations, life stress, and trauma alone can be challenging. I pride myself on being a warm, empathetic, and client-focused counselor who strives for collaboration and enjoys walking alongside individuals as they achieve a greater sense of well-being, find healing, and attain their goals.
I believe that managing adversity, fears, uncertainties, expectations, life stress, and trauma alone can be challenging. I pride myself on being a warm, empathetic, and client-focused counselor who strives for collaboration and enjoys walking alongside individuals as they achieve a greater sense of well-being, find healing, and attain their goals.
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Photo of Wanda Faye Demeke, Counselor in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Wanda Faye Demeke
Counselor, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Waitlist for new clients
Our life experiences strongly shape our responses to the world around us. These experiences and our responses have a positive or negative impact on our quality of life, our future, and day-to-day interactions. Life is difficult, and having someone to help you navigate life's challenges and uncertainties is essential. My goal as a counselor is to help my clients heal, grow, and achieve their personal goals via a client-centered approach. I have worked with clients facing depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for clients to explore their feelings and emotions freely.
Our life experiences strongly shape our responses to the world around us. These experiences and our responses have a positive or negative impact on our quality of life, our future, and day-to-day interactions. Life is difficult, and having someone to help you navigate life's challenges and uncertainties is essential. My goal as a counselor is to help my clients heal, grow, and achieve their personal goals via a client-centered approach. I have worked with clients facing depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and trauma. I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for clients to explore their feelings and emotions freely.
(260) 308-4027 View (260) 308-4027
Photo of Jenny McCormick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Jenny McCormick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
It is not easy to ask for help. You have gotten to a point where you feel it is time. This is a brave choice. I am honored that you would choose me to walk this journey with you.
It is not easy to ask for help. You have gotten to a point where you feel it is time. This is a brave choice. I am honored that you would choose me to walk this journey with you.
(260) 238-8839 View (260) 238-8839
Photo of Shannon Walters-Harvey, Counselor in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Shannon Walters-Harvey
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Wow! Sometimes life can throw curveballs that no one saw coming. Planned out routines get flipped, unexpected changes in life circumstances, and overwhelming stress can all create intense emotional responses. And you know what? Life can be downright tough! Changing the way, we respond to struggles will help enhance our psychological flexibility. Sometimes we have to learn to, "Flow with the river, don't fight with the rocks."- Lauren London. Hi, I'm Shannon. I am the owner of Mindful Emotions Counseling, LLC. Our goal is to assist individuals in learning ways to recognize, identify, and acknowledge their emotions.
Wow! Sometimes life can throw curveballs that no one saw coming. Planned out routines get flipped, unexpected changes in life circumstances, and overwhelming stress can all create intense emotional responses. And you know what? Life can be downright tough! Changing the way, we respond to struggles will help enhance our psychological flexibility. Sometimes we have to learn to, "Flow with the river, don't fight with the rocks."- Lauren London. Hi, I'm Shannon. I am the owner of Mindful Emotions Counseling, LLC. Our goal is to assist individuals in learning ways to recognize, identify, and acknowledge their emotions.
(260) 297-3825 View (260) 297-3825
Photo of Peter Dodzik, Psychologist in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Peter Dodzik
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPdN, ABN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. My particular practice specialties include dementing disorders, ADHD, Sleep Disorders, dyslexia, pervasive developmental disorders and children with complex medical conditions such as epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, genetic and toxic/metabolic disorders. I am a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Indiana University Medical School in Fort Wayne, Indiana where I teach courses in psychiatry to second year medical students including lectures on autism, Asperger's Syndrome and neurodevelopmental conditions. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Schaumburg, IL.
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. My particular practice specialties include dementing disorders, ADHD, Sleep Disorders, dyslexia, pervasive developmental disorders and children with complex medical conditions such as epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, genetic and toxic/metabolic disorders. I am a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at Indiana University Medical School in Fort Wayne, Indiana where I teach courses in psychiatry to second year medical students including lectures on autism, Asperger's Syndrome and neurodevelopmental conditions. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Schaumburg, IL.
(260) 460-3203 View (260) 460-3203
Photo of Dunn Associates, P.C., Counselor in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Dunn Associates, P.C.
Counselor
Verified Verified
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Dunn Associates, P.C. is a private multidisciplinary group practice specializing in expert Psychological, Counseling, and Psychiatric services to children, adolescents and adults. Our private facility is specifically designed to ensure that your care will always remain confidential. Dunn Associates, P.C. clinicians are continuously developing new evidence based practices and techniques that take advantage of our more than 75 years of combined experience providing you with the expert treatment you deserve. Please don't hesitate to call our office with any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you.
Dunn Associates, P.C. is a private multidisciplinary group practice specializing in expert Psychological, Counseling, and Psychiatric services to children, adolescents and adults. Our private facility is specifically designed to ensure that your care will always remain confidential. Dunn Associates, P.C. clinicians are continuously developing new evidence based practices and techniques that take advantage of our more than 75 years of combined experience providing you with the expert treatment you deserve. Please don't hesitate to call our office with any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you.
(260) 338-4061 View (260) 338-4061
Photo of Julie A O'Leary, Counselor in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Julie A O'Leary
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Not accepting new clients
I have over 20 years experiencing treating adults with a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns providing services that span from depression and anxiety, health and wellness, individual, couples and family counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential.
I have over 20 years experiencing treating adults with a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns providing services that span from depression and anxiety, health and wellness, individual, couples and family counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential.
(260) 451-2500 View (260) 451-2500
Photo of Jason Elliott, Counselor in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN
Jason Elliott
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
West Central, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
I am a licensed mental health counselor and therapist with The Aberdeen Group. I have dedicated a great deal of my academic studies to understanding the unique dynamics of relationships with our ourselves and others. I believe that as humans we all need to experience feelings of belonging and significance and strive to help others develop and maintain these two basic needs. I recognize that approaching a counselor for the first time takes courage and often comes at a difficult time in one's life. I hope you will find that our sessions are enjoyable and worthwhile.
I am a licensed mental health counselor and therapist with The Aberdeen Group. I have dedicated a great deal of my academic studies to understanding the unique dynamics of relationships with our ourselves and others. I believe that as humans we all need to experience feelings of belonging and significance and strive to help others develop and maintain these two basic needs. I recognize that approaching a counselor for the first time takes courage and often comes at a difficult time in one's life. I hope you will find that our sessions are enjoyable and worthwhile.
(260) 488-8018 View (260) 488-8018

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
59% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
78% BlueCross and BlueShield
78% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in West Central, Fort Wayne, IN see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West Central, Fort Wayne?

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.