Therapists in Fort Thomas, KY

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Kelly Tazi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Kelly Tazi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky who has been practicing since 2019. She obtained a Bachelor of Applied Cultural Studies and a Bachelor of Social Work from Northern Kentucky University and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville. Kelly fully believes that we have the ability to heal ourselves if given the appropriate tools. She employs an eclectic approach to care and adjusts and changes approaches as needed. She takes a nonjudgmental approach and is open to shortterm and longterm therapy tailored to a client's needs.
Kelly Tazi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky who has been practicing since 2019. She obtained a Bachelor of Applied Cultural Studies and a Bachelor of Social Work from Northern Kentucky University and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville. Kelly fully believes that we have the ability to heal ourselves if given the appropriate tools. She employs an eclectic approach to care and adjusts and changes approaches as needed. She takes a nonjudgmental approach and is open to shortterm and longterm therapy tailored to a client's needs.
(859) 328-5688 View (859) 328-5688
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Mackenzie Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Asking for help can be vulnerable, but here you are! Congratulations on taking a step towards growth and healing. I specialize in helping individuals, from adolescents through adulthood, address cognitive distortions, trauma, communication, anxiety, depression, and family conflicts. With training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), I'm equipped to assist you in processing past traumas and fostering healing. In addition to my expertise in individual therapy, I also have experience in family therapy and crisis intervention.
Asking for help can be vulnerable, but here you are! Congratulations on taking a step towards growth and healing. I specialize in helping individuals, from adolescents through adulthood, address cognitive distortions, trauma, communication, anxiety, depression, and family conflicts. With training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), I'm equipped to assist you in processing past traumas and fostering healing. In addition to my expertise in individual therapy, I also have experience in family therapy and crisis intervention.
(859) 374-3717 View (859) 374-3717
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Rachel Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Rachel Lyons is an Independently Licensed Clinical Counselor and has been practicing since 2014. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She has extensive experience working in outpatient, residential, community mental health and medicated assisted treatment settings. Rachel works with individuals and couples ages 18 and older with needs such as Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dual diagnosis, Bipolar, grief/trauma and substance abuse.
Rachel Lyons is an Independently Licensed Clinical Counselor and has been practicing since 2014. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She has extensive experience working in outpatient, residential, community mental health and medicated assisted treatment settings. Rachel works with individuals and couples ages 18 and older with needs such as Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dual diagnosis, Bipolar, grief/trauma and substance abuse.
(859) 724-6092 View (859) 724-6092
June Barnett
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
June Barnett is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor practicing psychotherapy since 2005. She graduated with a BA from Georgetown College, and an MA in Counseling from The Athenaeum of Ohio. June believes in a patient centered, insight-oriented approach to treatment. Her main areas of focus include Anxiety, Depression and Family/Couples Therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, cooking, and spending time with her family.
June Barnett is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor practicing psychotherapy since 2005. She graduated with a BA from Georgetown College, and an MA in Counseling from The Athenaeum of Ohio. June believes in a patient centered, insight-oriented approach to treatment. Her main areas of focus include Anxiety, Depression and Family/Couples Therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, cooking, and spending time with her family.
(859) 712-8760 View (859) 712-8760
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Kathryn M Bradley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Not accepting new clients
In my practice, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment in which you may begin to address a range of personal concerns. My work focuses on a variety of difficulties including eating disorders, relationship difficulties and self-esteem concerns. I provide individual and group psychotherapy to late adolescents and adults.
In my practice, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment in which you may begin to address a range of personal concerns. My work focuses on a variety of difficulties including eating disorders, relationship difficulties and self-esteem concerns. I provide individual and group psychotherapy to late adolescents and adults.
(859) 739-0119 View (859) 739-0119
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Nick Rogell
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC, CMPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
As a therapist and Certified Mental Performance Consultant (through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology), I work with high-performing athletes, musicians, performers and public speakers facing intense pressure to excel. I specialize in empowering clients ages 18 and older to conquer sport and performance-related challenges. Through tailored interventions and evidence-based techniques, I help individuals cultivate mental toughness, sharpen focus, and manage stress, enabling them to reach their full potential.
As a therapist and Certified Mental Performance Consultant (through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology), I work with high-performing athletes, musicians, performers and public speakers facing intense pressure to excel. I specialize in empowering clients ages 18 and older to conquer sport and performance-related challenges. Through tailored interventions and evidence-based techniques, I help individuals cultivate mental toughness, sharpen focus, and manage stress, enabling them to reach their full potential.
(502) 735-1992 View (502) 735-1992
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Rachel Wagers
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Hi there! My name is Rachel and I am the owner/operator of Flourish Mental Health. I am dedicated in helping individuals of all ages, ages 4 through adulthood experience healing and personal growth! My goal is to create a warm and supportive space for clients of all ages to feel heard and understood. Whether you or your child are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, general life stressors, children's behavioral concerns, or other mental health concerns, I believe that each person has the ability within themselves to overcome life's challenges! My role is to provide the right support and guidance along the way.
Hi there! My name is Rachel and I am the owner/operator of Flourish Mental Health. I am dedicated in helping individuals of all ages, ages 4 through adulthood experience healing and personal growth! My goal is to create a warm and supportive space for clients of all ages to feel heard and understood. Whether you or your child are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, general life stressors, children's behavioral concerns, or other mental health concerns, I believe that each person has the ability within themselves to overcome life's challenges! My role is to provide the right support and guidance along the way.
(859) 279-4925 View (859) 279-4925
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Alessandra Rhinehart
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, PhD, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
I work with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I am an Adlerian therapist, meaning I see value in belonging and meaning-making. I also integrate neuroscience. This is especially useful when helping clients work through developmental and relational issues, trauma, and grief. Situations and experiences do not define us. Instead, with insight and support, we have the opportunity to define who we are and what we might contribute to the world. I also integrate spirituality as a source of hope and connectedness to culture and community, as requested. The cornerstone of my approach lies in encouragement and empowerment.
I work with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I am an Adlerian therapist, meaning I see value in belonging and meaning-making. I also integrate neuroscience. This is especially useful when helping clients work through developmental and relational issues, trauma, and grief. Situations and experiences do not define us. Instead, with insight and support, we have the opportunity to define who we are and what we might contribute to the world. I also integrate spirituality as a source of hope and connectedness to culture and community, as requested. The cornerstone of my approach lies in encouragement and empowerment.
(859) 374-3642 View (859) 374-3642
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Alisa Bivens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Thomas, KY 41075  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky and Maine who practices with a compassionate, authentic, and whole person approach. I provide support around a variety of life challenges and work collaboratively with you to address areas of concern. I bring a non-judgmental, genuine, and direct approach as I walk with you along your path to personal growth.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky and Maine who practices with a compassionate, authentic, and whole person approach. I provide support around a variety of life challenges and work collaboratively with you to address areas of concern. I bring a non-judgmental, genuine, and direct approach as I walk with you along your path to personal growth.
(859) 904-5251 View (859) 904-5251
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Dave Brewer
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Everyone deserves a positive future. Life can be unpredictable, and we're here to help. My expertise focuses on understanding the intricacies of individual and family change. I specialize in supporting couples who seek to enhance their relationships or recover from infidelity. I support LGBTQ+ issues, intergenerational dynamics, kinship care and co-parenting. I work with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety as well as those seeking peace, joy and fulfillment.
Everyone deserves a positive future. Life can be unpredictable, and we're here to help. My expertise focuses on understanding the intricacies of individual and family change. I specialize in supporting couples who seek to enhance their relationships or recover from infidelity. I support LGBTQ+ issues, intergenerational dynamics, kinship care and co-parenting. I work with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety as well as those seeking peace, joy and fulfillment.
(859) 765-7159 View (859) 765-7159
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Rannen Roberson
Counselor, MAE, LPCA, LPC
Verified Verified
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Sometimes, you just need help dealing with the stresses of life. Finding the right kind of help can make all the difference. Whether you are dealing with a major life change or navigating emotional challenges, therapy can be a valuable tool for achieving a healthier and more fulfilling life. My name is Rannen Roberson, MAE, LPCA, LPC and I just might be the resource that you need. As a former collegiate athlete and long-time athletic academic advisor at two major state universities, I have a special interest in helping those who want to be their very best.
Sometimes, you just need help dealing with the stresses of life. Finding the right kind of help can make all the difference. Whether you are dealing with a major life change or navigating emotional challenges, therapy can be a valuable tool for achieving a healthier and more fulfilling life. My name is Rannen Roberson, MAE, LPCA, LPC and I just might be the resource that you need. As a former collegiate athlete and long-time athletic academic advisor at two major state universities, I have a special interest in helping those who want to be their very best.
(859) 328-2842 View (859) 328-2842
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Meghan Spaulding
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor since 2007 with an educational background in Expressive Therapies; I received my M.Ed. in 2004. I have been in private practice in the Northern Kentucky area since 2010. Previously, I have worked with children, teens, and their families through in-home therapy and residential treatment. My experience has taught me the value of a holistic, client centered focus in treatment. I will work to validate, support, challenge, and encourage you to work toward finding your balance and healing in our ever-complicated lives.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor since 2007 with an educational background in Expressive Therapies; I received my M.Ed. in 2004. I have been in private practice in the Northern Kentucky area since 2010. Previously, I have worked with children, teens, and their families through in-home therapy and residential treatment. My experience has taught me the value of a holistic, client centered focus in treatment. I will work to validate, support, challenge, and encourage you to work toward finding your balance and healing in our ever-complicated lives.
(859) 888-1738 View (859) 888-1738
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Amy Homer
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Not accepting new clients
Life brings challenges… sometimes all at once. We may not be able to control what or when things happen but there are tools that can help us make it through those challenges successfully. You (or your child) may be looking for a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings or to develop new behaviors in a non-judgmental, supportive environment. Therapy gives us an opportunity to learn, grow, and become the best version of ourselves, whether we are 8 or 88.
Life brings challenges… sometimes all at once. We may not be able to control what or when things happen but there are tools that can help us make it through those challenges successfully. You (or your child) may be looking for a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings or to develop new behaviors in a non-judgmental, supportive environment. Therapy gives us an opportunity to learn, grow, and become the best version of ourselves, whether we are 8 or 88.
(859) 630-2336 View (859) 630-2336
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Mackenzie Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Mackenzie Davis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky who has been practicing since 2020. She earned her BSW and MSW at Northern Kentucky University. Asking for help can be vulnerable, but here you are! Congratulations on taking a step towards growth and healing. Mackenzie specializes in helping individuals from adolescents through adulthood address cognitive distortions, trauma, communication, anxiety, depression, and family conflicts. With training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), she is equipped to assist you in processing past traumas and fostering healing.
Mackenzie Davis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky who has been practicing since 2020. She earned her BSW and MSW at Northern Kentucky University. Asking for help can be vulnerable, but here you are! Congratulations on taking a step towards growth and healing. Mackenzie specializes in helping individuals from adolescents through adulthood address cognitive distortions, trauma, communication, anxiety, depression, and family conflicts. With training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), she is equipped to assist you in processing past traumas and fostering healing.
(859) 374-3749 View (859) 374-3749
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Brittany Schmidt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LPCA
Verified Verified
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Hello! I specialize in Gender Therapy, and I primarily work with trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals working through varying topics like interpersonal conflict, day-to-day stressors, gender exploration, or past trauma. I'm able to assess and write GAS and HRT letters when appropriate.
Hello! I specialize in Gender Therapy, and I primarily work with trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals working through varying topics like interpersonal conflict, day-to-day stressors, gender exploration, or past trauma. I'm able to assess and write GAS and HRT letters when appropriate.
(859) 681-8381 View (859) 681-8381
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Charles Kapp
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Charles J. Kapp, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with 40 plus years of experience at both the inpatient and outpatient level. Dr. Kapp works with patients across the life span- children through the aged populations. Diagnostics and treatment with these age groups are provided. Areas of specialization include: trauma, psychophysiologic illness, mood disorders, anxiety, stress management, metacognitive disorders including ADD/ADHD, addictions, eating disorders, marital therapy, developmental disorders, and behavioral disorders of childhood.
Charles J. Kapp, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with 40 plus years of experience at both the inpatient and outpatient level. Dr. Kapp works with patients across the life span- children through the aged populations. Diagnostics and treatment with these age groups are provided. Areas of specialization include: trauma, psychophysiologic illness, mood disorders, anxiety, stress management, metacognitive disorders including ADD/ADHD, addictions, eating disorders, marital therapy, developmental disorders, and behavioral disorders of childhood.
(859) 251-7378 View (859) 251-7378
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Stephanie Knipper
Licensed Professional Counselor, Stephanie Knipper, MS, LPC , LPCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
Do you feel like you’re always on high alert, waiting for the other shoe to drop? Are chunks of your life missing, leaving blank spots where memories should be? Do you find yourself replaying certain experiences over and over again? If so, you’re not alone. Over 70% of adults have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Trauma can leave you feeling like you’re fighting for your life, even when you’re perfectly safe.
Do you feel like you’re always on high alert, waiting for the other shoe to drop? Are chunks of your life missing, leaving blank spots where memories should be? Do you find yourself replaying certain experiences over and over again? If so, you’re not alone. Over 70% of adults have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Trauma can leave you feeling like you’re fighting for your life, even when you’re perfectly safe.
(513) 790-3973 View (513) 790-3973
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Natalie Deering
MS, LPP, CMI, YT-200
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
A client stated after a session with calmness and clarity in their voice, "That felt like a deep tissue massage of the mind". Our innate healing potential can feel out of reach when we're overwhelmed with feelings, thoughts, and uncomfortable physical sensations due to anxiety, trauma, and stress. But with IFS therapy, I can help you access the healing energy within. Together, we can befriend and heal the parts inside you that are stuck in extreme roles and help these parts feel calm and balanced. "I experienced a shift that changed everything. I can't recommend Natalie highly enough."- Client.
A client stated after a session with calmness and clarity in their voice, "That felt like a deep tissue massage of the mind". Our innate healing potential can feel out of reach when we're overwhelmed with feelings, thoughts, and uncomfortable physical sensations due to anxiety, trauma, and stress. But with IFS therapy, I can help you access the healing energy within. Together, we can befriend and heal the parts inside you that are stuck in extreme roles and help these parts feel calm and balanced. "I experienced a shift that changed everything. I can't recommend Natalie highly enough."- Client.
(502) 385-4828 View (502) 385-4828
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Nan Genther
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
Fort Thomas, KY 41075  (Online Only)
Have you considered that you already have inside you what you need to feel better? I believe you do. We can find out what’s in the way of you feeling the way you want to and clear a path for your strong, healthy self to experience peace and power.
Have you considered that you already have inside you what you need to feel better? I believe you do. We can find out what’s in the way of you feeling the way you want to and clear a path for your strong, healthy self to experience peace and power.
(859) 251-2732 View (859) 251-2732
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Kelly Curry Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Thomas, KY 41075
My passion for advocacy and a client-centered approach were cultivated in my early years as an educator, but my intellectual curiosity regarding the process of personal change and the value of interpersonal relationships motivated me to returned to NKU for a Master’s degree in Social Work. Since graduating with an MSW, I have enjoyed working with a wide variety of clients in diverse settings including a hospital, court-mandated program, and most recently an outpatient office and school-based office. I provide individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults, as well as families and couples.
My passion for advocacy and a client-centered approach were cultivated in my early years as an educator, but my intellectual curiosity regarding the process of personal change and the value of interpersonal relationships motivated me to returned to NKU for a Master’s degree in Social Work. Since graduating with an MSW, I have enjoyed working with a wide variety of clients in diverse settings including a hospital, court-mandated program, and most recently an outpatient office and school-based office. I provide individual therapy to children, adolescents and adults, as well as families and couples.
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Number of Therapists in Fort Thomas, KY

40+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Fort Thomas, KY who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Self Esteem
67% Life Transitions
64% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Aetna
57% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Fort Thomas, KY see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

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How can I find a therapist in Fort Thomas?

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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.