Therapists in Marion County, KS

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PathLight Alliance Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, KS 67063
Are you experiencing the strain and stress of unresolved issues/conflict? It may be a long-standing childhood trauma, a family problem or recent stressor. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, and feel lost in the maze of confusion as days, and weeks go by with no resolve. First sessions can begin immediate steps to slow down the anxiety and ease the pain. Problems can be an opportunity for growth and learning. Start here, each session may help you gain control by placing your issues in new perspective.
Are you experiencing the strain and stress of unresolved issues/conflict? It may be a long-standing childhood trauma, a family problem or recent stressor. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, and feel lost in the maze of confusion as days, and weeks go by with no resolve. First sessions can begin immediate steps to slow down the anxiety and ease the pain. Problems can be an opportunity for growth and learning. Start here, each session may help you gain control by placing your issues in new perspective.
(620) 213-4153 View (620) 213-4153
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Central Kansas Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCPC, LCMFT, LSCSW, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hillsboro, KS 67063
Welcome to Central Kansas Counseling. We are a group of independent clinicians with two convenient locations in Hillsboro and Hesston. Our multidisciplinary team includes 10 licensed clinicians and two interns. We specialize in working with children ages 4 and up and we are ready to partner with you as you work towards living a fulfilling life. Call or email now to set up an appointment.
Welcome to Central Kansas Counseling. We are a group of independent clinicians with two convenient locations in Hillsboro and Hesston. Our multidisciplinary team includes 10 licensed clinicians and two interns. We specialize in working with children ages 4 and up and we are ready to partner with you as you work towards living a fulfilling life. Call or email now to set up an appointment.
(316) 854-1437 View (316) 854-1437
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Shauna B Vega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Hillsboro, KS 67063  (Online Only)
Everyone needs help navigating life's biggest challenges, regrets, losses, illnesses, and/or worries. Sometimes the support system we have been relying upon is just not enough to help us overcome our current frustrations. Anxiety and depression can seep in and take over without us even realizing how paralyzing it can be. Rejuvenate your sense of well-being and get back on track. You have taken the first encouraging step by reaching out to get more help in setting up your goals to a better well-being.
Everyone needs help navigating life's biggest challenges, regrets, losses, illnesses, and/or worries. Sometimes the support system we have been relying upon is just not enough to help us overcome our current frustrations. Anxiety and depression can seep in and take over without us even realizing how paralyzing it can be. Rejuvenate your sense of well-being and get back on track. You have taken the first encouraging step by reaching out to get more help in setting up your goals to a better well-being.
(785) 322-9483 View (785) 322-9483

Online Therapists

Photo of Rhonda Lee Nutter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Marion County, KS
Rhonda Lee Nutter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LLC
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67226
For many of us the journey has been difficult, maybe feeling trapped, hopeless and as though you have tried everything yet powerless to change things. While everyone will feel this way during dark times if this has become your day to day struggle it may be time to seek support. I am here for you. I appreciate the courage it takes to reach out and try something new or something different. Whether this is your first experience with counseling or you are interested in a different approach this time, a life filled with meaning, joy and possibilities, connection to others is possible and within your reach.
For many of us the journey has been difficult, maybe feeling trapped, hopeless and as though you have tried everything yet powerless to change things. While everyone will feel this way during dark times if this has become your day to day struggle it may be time to seek support. I am here for you. I appreciate the courage it takes to reach out and try something new or something different. Whether this is your first experience with counseling or you are interested in a different approach this time, a life filled with meaning, joy and possibilities, connection to others is possible and within your reach.
(316) 531-9043 View (316) 531-9043
Photo of Monica Torres, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marion County, KS
Monica Torres
Marriage & Family Therapist, T-LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67207
Loneliness. Grief. Anxiety. Pain. Stress. Conflict. Depression. Change. Is life giving you more than you can handle? You don't have to go through this alone. I strive to provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment to allow you to explore, process, grieve, and restore your sense of self and belonging in the world. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am holistically-minded and believe relationships are a source of healing, whether that's a relationship with a sibling, parent, friend, significant other, yourself, or a spiritual being. I look at problems in the context of the whole person and what matters most to you.
Loneliness. Grief. Anxiety. Pain. Stress. Conflict. Depression. Change. Is life giving you more than you can handle? You don't have to go through this alone. I strive to provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment to allow you to explore, process, grieve, and restore your sense of self and belonging in the world. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am holistically-minded and believe relationships are a source of healing, whether that's a relationship with a sibling, parent, friend, significant other, yourself, or a spiritual being. I look at problems in the context of the whole person and what matters most to you.
(316) 745-2947 View (316) 745-2947
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Mindful Connections, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Manhattan, KS 66503
We all know how it goes, life is nothing short of a rollercoaster with twists and turns that are very sudden. Sometimes you feel there is no end to the unfortunate surprises. But I am here to tell you there is more to life and there are many ways to turn those unforeseen surprises into something optimistic. Reasonably, it can feel very overwhelming and vulnerable to share your story with someone new but with a collaborative effort, we can focus on your strength and resilience to life circumstances. My intention is to meet individuals where they are in life and offer a safe space to grow.
We all know how it goes, life is nothing short of a rollercoaster with twists and turns that are very sudden. Sometimes you feel there is no end to the unfortunate surprises. But I am here to tell you there is more to life and there are many ways to turn those unforeseen surprises into something optimistic. Reasonably, it can feel very overwhelming and vulnerable to share your story with someone new but with a collaborative effort, we can focus on your strength and resilience to life circumstances. My intention is to meet individuals where they are in life and offer a safe space to grow.
(785) 335-9526 View (785) 335-9526
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Mary Diaz Estabillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Manhattan, KS 66502  (Online Only)
Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation? I'm thrilled to extend my hand and guide you through this profound process. As a therapist, my passion lies in helping individuals like you navigate life's challenges, uncover inner strengths, and cultivate resilience.
Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation? I'm thrilled to extend my hand and guide you through this profound process. As a therapist, my passion lies in helping individuals like you navigate life's challenges, uncover inner strengths, and cultivate resilience.
(785) 975-7021 View (785) 975-7021
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B. J. Solander
Marriage & Family Therapist, Rev, LMFT
Verified Verified
Junction City, KS 66441
I enjoy helping individuals (14+), couples, families and groups discover their strengths and address the deep sources of their struggles so they can reach the full potential they deserve. I open the door to therapy with a simple, yet powerful message: "Where you are isn't where you have to stay!"
I enjoy helping individuals (14+), couples, families and groups discover their strengths and address the deep sources of their struggles so they can reach the full potential they deserve. I open the door to therapy with a simple, yet powerful message: "Where you are isn't where you have to stay!"
(785) 367-2688 View (785) 367-2688
Photo of Bea Franks, Licensed Professional Counselor in Marion County, KS
Bea Franks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salina, KS 67401  (Online Only)
Life circumstances can become overwhelming. We have all had times when we need hope and extra support to get back our leverage on life, or to process those difficult life events and find strength again. Maybe you feel you keep revisiting old patterns and want to understand why and make changes, or you have some decisions to make and need an objective professional ear. I can help you through your journey, and give you the strength needed to guide your decisions. I bring a rich and diverse background, which includes experiences and education of over twenty years in health and human relations.
Life circumstances can become overwhelming. We have all had times when we need hope and extra support to get back our leverage on life, or to process those difficult life events and find strength again. Maybe you feel you keep revisiting old patterns and want to understand why and make changes, or you have some decisions to make and need an objective professional ear. I can help you through your journey, and give you the strength needed to guide your decisions. I bring a rich and diverse background, which includes experiences and education of over twenty years in health and human relations.
(785) 450-8527 View (785) 450-8527
Photo of Suzanah Schoen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marion County, KS
Suzanah Schoen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67212
If you have located my page, you're looking in the mirror and can't connect with the person you see. Maybe you don't even know where they belong. You're confused and overwhelmed, and feel as if your whole life is based on a lie. You don't know where to start or who to trust, and the confusion is so consuming you can’t focus on your daily tasks. ​ You desire peace, and you crave independence. You’re searching for inclusion, worthiness, love and freedom.
If you have located my page, you're looking in the mirror and can't connect with the person you see. Maybe you don't even know where they belong. You're confused and overwhelmed, and feel as if your whole life is based on a lie. You don't know where to start or who to trust, and the confusion is so consuming you can’t focus on your daily tasks. ​ You desire peace, and you crave independence. You’re searching for inclusion, worthiness, love and freedom.
(316) 444-6833 View (316) 444-6833
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Jennifer Gragg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67203
Are you feeling dissatisfied in your personal life or relationships? Do you struggle with unhealthy behaviors or relational patterns that are keeping you stuck? Are you wondering if you can really get over and heal from those deep, core wounds? As a licensed clinician, I have the skills and experience to help guide you through your intensely personal and unique journey towards healing and freedom. Find your unique and true self. Begin living a whole-hearted life. Schedule an appointment today.
Are you feeling dissatisfied in your personal life or relationships? Do you struggle with unhealthy behaviors or relational patterns that are keeping you stuck? Are you wondering if you can really get over and heal from those deep, core wounds? As a licensed clinician, I have the skills and experience to help guide you through your intensely personal and unique journey towards healing and freedom. Find your unique and true self. Begin living a whole-hearted life. Schedule an appointment today.
(316) 448-2449 View (316) 448-2449
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Katherine Schwartz
Counselor, LCPC, ATR-BC, RPT-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Manhattan, KS 66503
Do you want help, but feel nervous about talking to someone? I incorporate art therapy and sand tray therapy into my counseling sessions to make therapy an enjoyable and non-threatening experience. I work with ages 12 and up, and I will personalize the treatment approach to you and your individual needs.
Do you want help, but feel nervous about talking to someone? I incorporate art therapy and sand tray therapy into my counseling sessions to make therapy an enjoyable and non-threatening experience. I work with ages 12 and up, and I will personalize the treatment approach to you and your individual needs.
(785) 789-3774 View (785) 789-3774
Photo of Sandie Kreiser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Marion County, KS
Sandie Kreiser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67203
Sandie is a licensed therapist with over 10 years of experience in providing in-person and teletherapy to adults in multiple states. She is trained in treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, life transitions, and women’s issues. She also has certifications in perinatal disorders, trauma-informed cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
Sandie is a licensed therapist with over 10 years of experience in providing in-person and teletherapy to adults in multiple states. She is trained in treating anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, life transitions, and women’s issues. She also has certifications in perinatal disorders, trauma-informed cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).
(316) 395-5365 x9 View (316) 395-5365 x9
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Tuyet M Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67205
Are you feeling trapped, anxious or depressed? You're certainly not alone. Many of us carry within untold stories of trauma and limiting beliefs that keep us stuck. Unresolved emotions can take a toll on both mental and physical well-being. Regardless of where you are or how far you've veered off your desired path, you have the capacity to start anew. As the saying goes, "If you can change your mind, you can change your life." By learning how to communicate with your mind, universal principals and your human potential, I can assist you in living a life that aligns with your aspirations, filled with purpose and significance.
Are you feeling trapped, anxious or depressed? You're certainly not alone. Many of us carry within untold stories of trauma and limiting beliefs that keep us stuck. Unresolved emotions can take a toll on both mental and physical well-being. Regardless of where you are or how far you've veered off your desired path, you have the capacity to start anew. As the saying goes, "If you can change your mind, you can change your life." By learning how to communicate with your mind, universal principals and your human potential, I can assist you in living a life that aligns with your aspirations, filled with purpose and significance.
(316) 333-2772 View (316) 333-2772
Photo of Adam Gragg, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marion County, KS
Adam Gragg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Wichita, KS 67205
Therapy is about you, your struggles, and your questions. My place is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can gain clarity and self-confidence. My place is to help you find solutions and explore possibilities—a place where core issues can be addressed, including past trauma, sometimes for the first time. If you feel stuck in an area of your life, therapy can help. If you've experienced a setback, major disappointment, or challenge that seems impossible, counseling can help—call (316) 361-6850 to schedule an appointment.
Therapy is about you, your struggles, and your questions. My place is to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can gain clarity and self-confidence. My place is to help you find solutions and explore possibilities—a place where core issues can be addressed, including past trauma, sometimes for the first time. If you feel stuck in an area of your life, therapy can help. If you've experienced a setback, major disappointment, or challenge that seems impossible, counseling can help—call (316) 361-6850 to schedule an appointment.
(316) 448-2447 View (316) 448-2447
Photo of Richelle Dadian, Psychologist in Marion County, KS
Richelle Dadian
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, CST
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Manhattan, KS 66502  (Online Only)
​​You've been experiencing sexual issues recently or maybe for some time. You may be experiencing erectile difficulties or pain during sex. You’ve tried everything you’ve found on the internet but still, it's not working how you want. It's frustrating, isolating, infuriating, and confusing. It may even be difficult to remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But now, you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to break the pattern and have your body and brain on the same page. You're ready for a more fulfilled sex life. And most of all, you’re ready to feel more connected in your sexuality!
​​You've been experiencing sexual issues recently or maybe for some time. You may be experiencing erectile difficulties or pain during sex. You’ve tried everything you’ve found on the internet but still, it's not working how you want. It's frustrating, isolating, infuriating, and confusing. It may even be difficult to remember a time when things didn’t feel this way. But now, you’re ready for some relief. You’re ready to break the pattern and have your body and brain on the same page. You're ready for a more fulfilled sex life. And most of all, you’re ready to feel more connected in your sexuality!
(785) 268-7281 View (785) 268-7281
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Mitchell A Skidmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66611
Do you feel unsure of who you are now? Perhaps you are going through a transition in your life and trying to understand how to get along. Maybe you feel like you aren’t yourself because of intense, persistent feelings of some kind. Maybe your past is dragging you down. Maybe your relationships at home, work, or in your community are not as satisfying as you wish they could be. You’re starting to think, you need an outside perspective; It’s hard to sort through this alone. These thoughts have got you asking, “Will psychotherapy help? Can it really change things? Is it worth it?”
Do you feel unsure of who you are now? Perhaps you are going through a transition in your life and trying to understand how to get along. Maybe you feel like you aren’t yourself because of intense, persistent feelings of some kind. Maybe your past is dragging you down. Maybe your relationships at home, work, or in your community are not as satisfying as you wish they could be. You’re starting to think, you need an outside perspective; It’s hard to sort through this alone. These thoughts have got you asking, “Will psychotherapy help? Can it really change things? Is it worth it?”
(785) 384-8691 View (785) 384-8691
Photo of Anita Avers, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marion County, KS
Anita Avers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67206
We all may try to do our best at any given moment, but sometimes our best falls short of our intentions. Individuals, marriages and families hit trouble spots. Trying to manage these times can be daunting. Sometimes we create our own problems and sometimes other people cause them. Often, well-meaning attempts at solutions make situations worse. Despite the debilitating effects of our efforts, we often continue doing what is familiar because that's all we know to do. There are better ways to achieve the results you seek. Together we work on strategies that allow you to address the roots of your difficulties.
We all may try to do our best at any given moment, but sometimes our best falls short of our intentions. Individuals, marriages and families hit trouble spots. Trying to manage these times can be daunting. Sometimes we create our own problems and sometimes other people cause them. Often, well-meaning attempts at solutions make situations worse. Despite the debilitating effects of our efforts, we often continue doing what is familiar because that's all we know to do. There are better ways to achieve the results you seek. Together we work on strategies that allow you to address the roots of your difficulties.
(316) 669-4260 x1 View (316) 669-4260 x1
Photo of Meghan West, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Marion County, KS
Meghan West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66618  (Online Only)
Meghan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, Meghan will use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and General Psychotherapy. Many people benefit from the use of different modalities. Meghan is known for being a good listener, caring, sensitive, and enthusiastic.
Meghan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, Meghan will use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and General Psychotherapy. Many people benefit from the use of different modalities. Meghan is known for being a good listener, caring, sensitive, and enthusiastic.
(785) 322-9229 View (785) 322-9229
Photo of Janel Hartwell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Marion County, KS
Janel Hartwell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Wichita, KS 67205
My personal life experience has guided my professional focus toward helping clients build resilience and successfully navigate life’s adversities. Sometimes, it can feel like life is dealing us more than we can handle. It is full of complications, difficult circumstances and unforeseen changes that can have a significant impact on our well-being and the health of our relationships. I take a systemic approach treatment, taking into consideration each client’s biological, psychological, social, and spiritual contexts. My therapy room is a safe haven to lay down burdens and gain insight with non-judgmental support.
My personal life experience has guided my professional focus toward helping clients build resilience and successfully navigate life’s adversities. Sometimes, it can feel like life is dealing us more than we can handle. It is full of complications, difficult circumstances and unforeseen changes that can have a significant impact on our well-being and the health of our relationships. I take a systemic approach treatment, taking into consideration each client’s biological, psychological, social, and spiritual contexts. My therapy room is a safe haven to lay down burdens and gain insight with non-judgmental support.
(316) 999-4818 View (316) 999-4818

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Number of Therapists in Marion County, KS

< 10

Therapists in Marion County, KS who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Life Coaching
100% Behavioral Issues
100% Emotional Disturbance
100% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Medicaid

How Therapists in Marion County, KS see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Marion County?

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.