Therapists in Franklin County, KY

Photo of William DeWitt, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Franklin County, KY
William DeWitt
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
William DeWitt is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Kentucky who has been practicing since 1987. He has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Central Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Western Washington University. William approaches each client as an individual and adjusts the treatment to meet their individual needs. He works collaboratively with the client to determine the best approach for the client's particular struggles.
William DeWitt is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Kentucky who has been practicing since 1987. He has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Central Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Western Washington University. William approaches each client as an individual and adjusts the treatment to meet their individual needs. He works collaboratively with the client to determine the best approach for the client's particular struggles.
(502) 317-2395 View (502) 317-2395
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Megan Ashby
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Frankfort, KY 40601
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families treating a variety of life's problems. I am committed to providing a safe, supportive, and judgment free environment for all of my clients. As a counselor I use a variety of techniques and work to increase my clients coping skills, communication skills, and ability to deal with life's full variety of problems. I work from and focus on evidenced based treatments to provide clients with the best treatment possible to sustain their long term mental health.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families treating a variety of life's problems. I am committed to providing a safe, supportive, and judgment free environment for all of my clients. As a counselor I use a variety of techniques and work to increase my clients coping skills, communication skills, and ability to deal with life's full variety of problems. I work from and focus on evidenced based treatments to provide clients with the best treatment possible to sustain their long term mental health.
(859) 353-4505 View (859) 353-4505
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Tynya Patton
Counselor, MA, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601  (Online Only)
You’ve never felt entirely comfortable in your own skin. It’s as though who you are inside doesn’t align with what you see in the mirror. This is confusing enough, but when you add societal pressures to conform to strict gender norms, it becomes downright hostile. As a result, you’re made to feel like there’s something wrong with you. It’s so isolating to go through life unable to embrace your authentic self. You desperately wish there was some way to find peace and acceptance, but it feels impossible. Every attempt at finding answers has proven futile. You’ve begun to wonder if you’re destined to struggle this way forever.
You’ve never felt entirely comfortable in your own skin. It’s as though who you are inside doesn’t align with what you see in the mirror. This is confusing enough, but when you add societal pressures to conform to strict gender norms, it becomes downright hostile. As a result, you’re made to feel like there’s something wrong with you. It’s so isolating to go through life unable to embrace your authentic self. You desperately wish there was some way to find peace and acceptance, but it feels impossible. Every attempt at finding answers has proven futile. You’ve begun to wonder if you’re destined to struggle this way forever.
(502) 829-7882 View (502) 829-7882
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Dorothy West
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
Dorothy "Holli" West is a licensed professional clinical counselor. She completed her master's degree in mental health and rehabilitation counseling, graduate work and her bachelor's degree in sociology at the University of South Florida. She has more than 25 years of experience in various inpatient and outpatient settings. She has advanced training in trauma informed care and resolution, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma, the treatment of substance abuse and dependence, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness practices for mental and emotional wellbeing.
Dorothy "Holli" West is a licensed professional clinical counselor. She completed her master's degree in mental health and rehabilitation counseling, graduate work and her bachelor's degree in sociology at the University of South Florida. She has more than 25 years of experience in various inpatient and outpatient settings. She has advanced training in trauma informed care and resolution, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma, the treatment of substance abuse and dependence, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness practices for mental and emotional wellbeing.
(502) 317-0724 View (502) 317-0724
Photo of Abby Mcadams, Pre-Licensed Professional in Franklin County, KY
Abby Mcadams
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPCA, MSEd
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
Abby prioritizes cultivating a love ethic in both personal and professional spheres, guided by psychiatrist M. Scott Peck's definition of love as, 'the will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth.' Within her practice, a deliberate choice is made to foster holistic well-being. Central to Abby's philosophy is the concept of empathy, extending compassion beyond individual experiences to advocate for justice and equity. Through these principles, Abby creates a therapeutic environment where individuals find solace, healing, and empowerment.
Abby prioritizes cultivating a love ethic in both personal and professional spheres, guided by psychiatrist M. Scott Peck's definition of love as, 'the will to extend oneself for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth.' Within her practice, a deliberate choice is made to foster holistic well-being. Central to Abby's philosophy is the concept of empathy, extending compassion beyond individual experiences to advocate for justice and equity. Through these principles, Abby creates a therapeutic environment where individuals find solace, healing, and empowerment.
(502) 547-0365 View (502) 547-0365
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Laura Cassidy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC-S, C-DBT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Frankfort, KY 40601  (Online Only)
Navigating the ups and downs of life can be challenging. It helps to have genuine and nonjudgmental support along the way. If you encounter a fork in the road of life and feel unsure of which path to take, counseling may help you explore personal growth and positive change. In our busy lives, it can be difficult to slow down and truly connect with ourselves, our values, and our understanding of the world around us. I believe therapeutic change occurs when we let go of perceived pressures and expectations so that we may seek a better understanding of our authentic selves.
Navigating the ups and downs of life can be challenging. It helps to have genuine and nonjudgmental support along the way. If you encounter a fork in the road of life and feel unsure of which path to take, counseling may help you explore personal growth and positive change. In our busy lives, it can be difficult to slow down and truly connect with ourselves, our values, and our understanding of the world around us. I believe therapeutic change occurs when we let go of perceived pressures and expectations so that we may seek a better understanding of our authentic selves.
(502) 427-1877 View (502) 427-1877
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Panacea Healthcare
Counselor, LCADC, LPCA, CADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
I see my role as a therapist as one of transferring fundamental knowledge while cultivating critical thinking skills by applying theory and concepts to current health-, economic, - and industry-related issues. Through this application, areas that are void of knowledge will ultimately emerge. I offer an authentic presence within a collaborative, understanding relationship in which self-discovery can be non-threatening. I believe in practicing rigorously authenticity, surrounding the outcome, and doing uncomfortable work to reach the goals that we all want to achieve in life.
I see my role as a therapist as one of transferring fundamental knowledge while cultivating critical thinking skills by applying theory and concepts to current health-, economic, - and industry-related issues. Through this application, areas that are void of knowledge will ultimately emerge. I offer an authentic presence within a collaborative, understanding relationship in which self-discovery can be non-threatening. I believe in practicing rigorously authenticity, surrounding the outcome, and doing uncomfortable work to reach the goals that we all want to achieve in life.
(502) 237-8063 View (502) 237-8063
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Carol Proctor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
We all need to experience acceptance and love, a place of rest. In this type of environment we can heal wounds, grow in our strengths and establish boundaries with self and others.
We all need to experience acceptance and love, a place of rest. In this type of environment we can heal wounds, grow in our strengths and establish boundaries with self and others.
(502) 743-4296 View (502) 743-4296
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Caitlin Pennington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
Caitie Pennington is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Kentucky. Caitie has worked with adolescents, transitional youth, and adults in intensive in home services and has transitioned to private practice. Caitie utilizes a variety of therapeutic practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma systems therapy, motivational interviewing, and family behavioral therapy to assist adolescents, teens, and adults in achieving their goals. Caitie builds rapport and comfort with patients and encourages their voice to create personal and achievable goals.
Caitie Pennington is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Kentucky. Caitie has worked with adolescents, transitional youth, and adults in intensive in home services and has transitioned to private practice. Caitie utilizes a variety of therapeutic practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma systems therapy, motivational interviewing, and family behavioral therapy to assist adolescents, teens, and adults in achieving their goals. Caitie builds rapport and comfort with patients and encourages their voice to create personal and achievable goals.
(502) 586-2481 View (502) 586-2481
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Tim Thornberry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
Dr. Tim Thornberry, Jr. is a Psychologist in Kentucky who has been practicing since 2022. He has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University, an MS in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University, and a BA in Psychology from Western Kentucky University. Dr. Thornberry can provide psychotherapy and psychological assessment services for individuals and families across the lifespan with a variety of mental health problems and/or problems with adjusting to stressors, life transitions, academic or vocational concerns, or medical issues.
Dr. Tim Thornberry, Jr. is a Psychologist in Kentucky who has been practicing since 2022. He has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University, an MS in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University, and a BA in Psychology from Western Kentucky University. Dr. Thornberry can provide psychotherapy and psychological assessment services for individuals and families across the lifespan with a variety of mental health problems and/or problems with adjusting to stressors, life transitions, academic or vocational concerns, or medical issues.
(502) 673-1055 View (502) 673-1055
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Mallory Hamm
Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
First and foremost, I utilize standard concepts of therapy including active listening and unconditional positive regard in order to build comfort and a positive relationship from the first meeting. In subsequent sessions, I may utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy concepts to assist clients in beginning to take control of their thought processes and to feel better quickly.
First and foremost, I utilize standard concepts of therapy including active listening and unconditional positive regard in order to build comfort and a positive relationship from the first meeting. In subsequent sessions, I may utilize cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy concepts to assist clients in beginning to take control of their thought processes and to feel better quickly.
(502) 610-5936 View (502) 610-5936
Photo of Kurt Montooth, Marriage & Family Therapist in Franklin County, KY
Kurt Montooth
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frankfort, KY 40601
Marriage and relationships can be so hard! You signed up for happily ever after, but happiness is missing in your relationship. Maybe you are stuck in an endless cycle of arguing, distance, or pain. Maybe your relationship lacks true intimacy & connection. Through couples counseling you & your partner can stop the negative cycle that is devastating your relationship. You and your partner can learn to understand your own responses to emotions, how you handle them, and how you can share them. You and your partner can learn what you both are really trying to communicate, and experience a secure bond and close connection.
Marriage and relationships can be so hard! You signed up for happily ever after, but happiness is missing in your relationship. Maybe you are stuck in an endless cycle of arguing, distance, or pain. Maybe your relationship lacks true intimacy & connection. Through couples counseling you & your partner can stop the negative cycle that is devastating your relationship. You and your partner can learn to understand your own responses to emotions, how you handle them, and how you can share them. You and your partner can learn what you both are really trying to communicate, and experience a secure bond and close connection.
(502) 237-1018 View (502) 237-1018
Photo of Rachel Michelle Held, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Franklin County, KY
Rachel Michelle Held
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MRC, CRC, CADC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
Rachel is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who loves working with adults who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their overall quality of life. Rachel provides individual therapy to adults. Rachel has training and experience in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, personality disorders, PTSD and substance use disorders. She uses evidence-based practices which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Person-Center Therapy.
Rachel is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who loves working with adults who are looking to gain insight into themselves and improve their overall quality of life. Rachel provides individual therapy to adults. Rachel has training and experience in helping individuals with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship problems, personality disorders, PTSD and substance use disorders. She uses evidence-based practices which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Person-Center Therapy.
(859) 338-0466 View (859) 338-0466
Photo of Shannon Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Franklin County, KY
Shannon Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
Shannon Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her bachelor's degree from Campbellsville University and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky. She has over 14 years of experience in outpatient, in-home, and school-based settings. She works with children, adolescents, families, and adults. She is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, mindfulness practices, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Her treatment areas include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger management, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, teen substance abuse, self-harming, and stress from life events.
Shannon Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her bachelor's degree from Campbellsville University and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky. She has over 14 years of experience in outpatient, in-home, and school-based settings. She works with children, adolescents, families, and adults. She is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, mindfulness practices, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Her treatment areas include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger management, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, teen substance abuse, self-harming, and stress from life events.
(502) 628-4193 View (502) 628-4193
Photo of Andrea Sparrow, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Franklin County, KY
Andrea Sparrow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frankfort, KY 40601
My passion is to help individuals dealing with challenging life experiences that cause changes in their mood, behavior, and relationships. I believe people are resilient and are capable of growing and healing from challenges such as trauma and other adversities like job loss, financial stress, relationship problems, etc. I love helping individuals achieve goals that enhance their ability to live life rather than dreading it.
My passion is to help individuals dealing with challenging life experiences that cause changes in their mood, behavior, and relationships. I believe people are resilient and are capable of growing and healing from challenges such as trauma and other adversities like job loss, financial stress, relationship problems, etc. I love helping individuals achieve goals that enhance their ability to live life rather than dreading it.
(859) 208-2365 View (859) 208-2365
Photo of Laura Marie Best, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Franklin County, KY
Laura Marie Best
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Frankfort, KY 40601
Waitlist for new clients
I have been working as a counselor since 1999 in various clinical settings. I have experience and enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
I have been working as a counselor since 1999 in various clinical settings. I have experience and enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.
(859) 759-0226 View (859) 759-0226
Photo of Susan Buckman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Franklin County, KY
Susan Buckman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frankfort, KY 40601
We would all enjoy an opportunity to make a wish that would quickly solve our problems and improve our lives. Making a wish and having a dream renews hope for living. I believe that therapy is about renewing hope for your life. At Wishing Tree Counseling, I use a client-centered therapeutic approach that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and canine therapy when working with my clients.
We would all enjoy an opportunity to make a wish that would quickly solve our problems and improve our lives. Making a wish and having a dream renews hope for living. I believe that therapy is about renewing hope for your life. At Wishing Tree Counseling, I use a client-centered therapeutic approach that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and canine therapy when working with my clients.
(502) 547-9579 View (502) 547-9579
Photo of Jessica Purvis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Franklin County, KY
Jessica Purvis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Frankfort, KY 40601  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in a private practice setting at Lexington Counseling and Psychiatry. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy for children (10yo+), adolescents, and adults. I specialize in working with traumatic events including domestic violence, emotional abuse, neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. I also provide an array of different therapy services including treatment for anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, personality disorders, etc. My ideal client is an individual motivated for change and willing to do something different!
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in a private practice setting at Lexington Counseling and Psychiatry. I provide individual, couples, and family therapy for children (10yo+), adolescents, and adults. I specialize in working with traumatic events including domestic violence, emotional abuse, neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse. I also provide an array of different therapy services including treatment for anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder, personality disorders, etc. My ideal client is an individual motivated for change and willing to do something different!
(502) 305-8765 View (502) 305-8765
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Kentucky Counseling Center
Counselor, LPCC
Not Verified Not Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
We offer counseling, case management, and psychiatry for Medicaid recipients throughout the state. Our approach is laid-back and down to earth, and our sessions are very much directed by the client. We all have things that we may struggle with from time to time, and it is important to find a professional that you can relate to when you need help.
We offer counseling, case management, and psychiatry for Medicaid recipients throughout the state. Our approach is laid-back and down to earth, and our sessions are very much directed by the client. We all have things that we may struggle with from time to time, and it is important to find a professional that you can relate to when you need help.
(844) 331-7680 View (844) 331-7680
Photo of John Hensley, Counselor in Franklin County, KY
John Hensley
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Frankfort, KY 40601
John Hensley is a licensed professional clinical counselor and national certified counselor. He received his master's degree in Counseling and Human Development and his bachelor's degree in Human Services and Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College. He utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). He works with clients ages 6 to 65 and specializes in adjustment disorder, anger management, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, depression, LGBT services, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and stress management.
John Hensley is a licensed professional clinical counselor and national certified counselor. He received his master's degree in Counseling and Human Development and his bachelor's degree in Human Services and Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College. He utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). He works with clients ages 6 to 65 and specializes in adjustment disorder, anger management, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, depression, LGBT services, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and stress management.
(502) 236-1450 View (502) 236-1450

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Number of Therapists in Franklin County, KY

80+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Franklin County, KY who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
91% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
68% Self Esteem
65% Grief
63% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Franklin County, KY see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Franklin 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.