Therapists in Belknap, Louisville, KY

Photo of David H Cook, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Belknap, Louisville, KY
David H Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
Challenges in relationships, whether with spouses, partners, or with a parent and their children, help determine one's sense of security and well being at home. Work related demands and other difficulties can be additional stresses. It's vitally important that you, a potential client, and I develop rapport which will help us effectively address your concerns. I enjoy people and hope to do my best in responding to you as we build on what's already working well in your life at this time.
Challenges in relationships, whether with spouses, partners, or with a parent and their children, help determine one's sense of security and well being at home. Work related demands and other difficulties can be additional stresses. It's vitally important that you, a potential client, and I develop rapport which will help us effectively address your concerns. I enjoy people and hope to do my best in responding to you as we build on what's already working well in your life at this time.
(502) 233-2541 View (502) 233-2541
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Matt Grammer
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
I'm the Founder and CEO of multiple national mental health companies, and I've been a licensed therapist since 2012. In my practice, I work with adults and teens who are looking for help managing stress related to work, school, relationships, and/or problematic mental health symptoms. I also help entrepreneurs and executives optimize their businesses, navigate growth objectives, and manage complex employee dynamics. If you feel stuck, email me anytime, or view my availability and schedule an office or telehealth visit today at matt-grammer.clientsecure.me.
I'm the Founder and CEO of multiple national mental health companies, and I've been a licensed therapist since 2012. In my practice, I work with adults and teens who are looking for help managing stress related to work, school, relationships, and/or problematic mental health symptoms. I also help entrepreneurs and executives optimize their businesses, navigate growth objectives, and manage complex employee dynamics. If you feel stuck, email me anytime, or view my availability and schedule an office or telehealth visit today at matt-grammer.clientsecure.me.
(502) 305-5233 View (502) 305-5233
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Ann-Morgan Conway Heath
MT-BC
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
Bring to mind the music that helps you believe that you are not alone in this world and that you are not the only person that experiences life the way you do. Now, imagine yourself in a comfortable, inviting environment diving even deeper into the music that you adore with a clinician who is trained to help you learn how to use this passion for your therapeutic benefit. Hi! My name is Ann-Morgan and I would love to be your Music Therapist.
Bring to mind the music that helps you believe that you are not alone in this world and that you are not the only person that experiences life the way you do. Now, imagine yourself in a comfortable, inviting environment diving even deeper into the music that you adore with a clinician who is trained to help you learn how to use this passion for your therapeutic benefit. Hi! My name is Ann-Morgan and I would love to be your Music Therapist.
(502) 264-8943 View (502) 264-8943
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Marina Sud
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. My practice virtual only at this time. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with +20 years of experience in working with adults struggling with loss, experiencing depression, attentional difficulties, stress, anxiety, trauma, and problematic relationships. My approach is best described as evidence-based and spiritually integrated psychotherapy, which strives to help people overcome their mental health challenges, as well as achieve spiritual healing.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. My practice virtual only at this time. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with +20 years of experience in working with adults struggling with loss, experiencing depression, attentional difficulties, stress, anxiety, trauma, and problematic relationships. My approach is best described as evidence-based and spiritually integrated psychotherapy, which strives to help people overcome their mental health challenges, as well as achieve spiritual healing.
(502) 200-1504 View (502) 200-1504
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The Beautiful Soul Asylum
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, CPCS, LPC
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
Not accepting new clients
The Beautiful Soul Asylum provides a landing for those who seek comfort and care for their mental health. At the Asylum, you'll find understanding, insight, and validation. I am more than a listening ear, I am a listening heart that desires to provide you support and validation as you confront your challenges, struggles, and experiences. I work holistically in healing the soul (mind) and the spirit (conscience). Through empowering experiences, counseling, assessment, and non-talk approaches I assist people in embracing themselves without condition. All souls need a place to retreat, rejuvenate, and restore.
The Beautiful Soul Asylum provides a landing for those who seek comfort and care for their mental health. At the Asylum, you'll find understanding, insight, and validation. I am more than a listening ear, I am a listening heart that desires to provide you support and validation as you confront your challenges, struggles, and experiences. I work holistically in healing the soul (mind) and the spirit (conscience). Through empowering experiences, counseling, assessment, and non-talk approaches I assist people in embracing themselves without condition. All souls need a place to retreat, rejuvenate, and restore.
(478) 221-7483 View (478) 221-7483
Photo of Rick Hudson, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Belknap, Louisville, KY
Rick Hudson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
Waitlist for new clients
My work with clients has included addressing depression, anxiety, self-esteem and identity concerns as well as the social/emotional challenges that accompany ADHD, Autism and other disabilities. As a self avowed ‘nerd therapist’ with ADHD myself, I am passionate about working with fellow nerds, outcasts, artists or creatives who may feel out of sync with a mainstream approach. I am particularly adept at assisting clients in identifying their strengths and talents and applying them toward career, educational and other life goals. I am sex positive and endeavor to be an ally to LGBTQ+, poly and kink communities.
My work with clients has included addressing depression, anxiety, self-esteem and identity concerns as well as the social/emotional challenges that accompany ADHD, Autism and other disabilities. As a self avowed ‘nerd therapist’ with ADHD myself, I am passionate about working with fellow nerds, outcasts, artists or creatives who may feel out of sync with a mainstream approach. I am particularly adept at assisting clients in identifying their strengths and talents and applying them toward career, educational and other life goals. I am sex positive and endeavor to be an ally to LGBTQ+, poly and kink communities.
(502) 771-2608 View (502) 771-2608
Sara Todd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
I work collaboratively with those who are deeply curious about themselves and motivated to make deep, lasting change. My practice is LGBTQ-affirming and my specialties include depression, trauma, emotional neglect, and grief. I work with people who have endured all kinds of traumas and a wide range of life challenges. I am skilled in supporting teens and adults in all life stages who value living the examined life. Clients who seek me out are tired of repeating patterns and are ready for something new to emerge for themselves and their relationships.
I work collaboratively with those who are deeply curious about themselves and motivated to make deep, lasting change. My practice is LGBTQ-affirming and my specialties include depression, trauma, emotional neglect, and grief. I work with people who have endured all kinds of traumas and a wide range of life challenges. I am skilled in supporting teens and adults in all life stages who value living the examined life. Clients who seek me out are tired of repeating patterns and are ready for something new to emerge for themselves and their relationships.
(503) 751-8660 View (503) 751-8660
Photo of Revelation Counseling Center, Marriage & Family Therapist in Belknap, Louisville, KY
Revelation Counseling Center
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MAR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
Do you feel like your life and relationships are spinning out of control? Sometimes life can throw punches...that we're not prepared for. We often feel as if nobody understands or can hear our frustrations. I offer you a warm, safe, and nonjudgmental environment to discuss life issues. It is important to me that my clients feel comfortable and have the freedom to discuss what ever life brings their way. I invite my clients the opportunity to heal, revive, and restore their life, relationships, and mind.
Do you feel like your life and relationships are spinning out of control? Sometimes life can throw punches...that we're not prepared for. We often feel as if nobody understands or can hear our frustrations. I offer you a warm, safe, and nonjudgmental environment to discuss life issues. It is important to me that my clients feel comfortable and have the freedom to discuss what ever life brings their way. I invite my clients the opportunity to heal, revive, and restore their life, relationships, and mind.
(502) 873-3205 View (502) 873-3205
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Brenda Morris-Huntoon
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, she/her
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
As a psychotherapist, Brenda forms a collaborative relationship with clients empowering them to find their own truth. She views her role as one of support and guidance to facilitate client self-exploration, recognition of values, and goal-setting. My goal is to assist and support you as you navigate your gender journey.
As a psychotherapist, Brenda forms a collaborative relationship with clients empowering them to find their own truth. She views her role as one of support and guidance to facilitate client self-exploration, recognition of values, and goal-setting. My goal is to assist and support you as you navigate your gender journey.
(502) 490-2757 View (502) 490-2757
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Rhonda Fessel
Art Therapist, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, IMHP
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is a process of exploring layers of the self which takes time, compassion, understanding and encouragement. My intention is to meet people where they are in this process and through collaboration establish goals for growth and change. I seek to offer support to those on their journey to personal well being and healing by utilizing an integrative approach. Mindfulness, person centered, strength based, and Expressive Therapy techniques are some of the tools that I like to offer. I am also a certified Havening Techniques practitioner and level II Usui Reiki energy worker.
Therapy is a process of exploring layers of the self which takes time, compassion, understanding and encouragement. My intention is to meet people where they are in this process and through collaboration establish goals for growth and change. I seek to offer support to those on their journey to personal well being and healing by utilizing an integrative approach. Mindfulness, person centered, strength based, and Expressive Therapy techniques are some of the tools that I like to offer. I am also a certified Havening Techniques practitioner and level II Usui Reiki energy worker.
(502) 912-8740 View (502) 912-8740
Photo of Amy Mudd, LCSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Belknap, Louisville, KY
Amy Mudd, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
Ready to be free from overwhelming anxiety, unwanted emotional and physical reactions related to stressful or traumatic events, phobias, negative messages about yourself and mindfully practice the kind of life you want to live? We will partner using Havening Techniques(tm), and accelerated resolution therapy to reduce or eliminate negative reactions that interfere with the choices you want to make in your life today and practice building the purposeful life you want. I have been a licensed clinician for 19 years working in community based agencies focused on trauma and hospital based services focused on depression and anxiety.
Ready to be free from overwhelming anxiety, unwanted emotional and physical reactions related to stressful or traumatic events, phobias, negative messages about yourself and mindfully practice the kind of life you want to live? We will partner using Havening Techniques(tm), and accelerated resolution therapy to reduce or eliminate negative reactions that interfere with the choices you want to make in your life today and practice building the purposeful life you want. I have been a licensed clinician for 19 years working in community based agencies focused on trauma and hospital based services focused on depression and anxiety.
(502) 513-6204 View (502) 513-6204
Photo of Tangi Jones, Marriage & Family Therapist in Belknap, Louisville, KY
Tangi Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
Maybe you have been struggling with relationship issues, your new blended family, feeling anxious, depressed or experiencing trauma. Many individuals, particularly in marginalized communities, fear the stigma of exploring counseling as a form of self-care. My technique is to guide individuals, partners and families in a collaborative effort to develop healthy coping skills, improved communication and an enhanced self-concept to address many of life's challenging issues. Sometimes we just need a road map to help navigate adversity and bring about positive change,
Maybe you have been struggling with relationship issues, your new blended family, feeling anxious, depressed or experiencing trauma. Many individuals, particularly in marginalized communities, fear the stigma of exploring counseling as a form of self-care. My technique is to guide individuals, partners and families in a collaborative effort to develop healthy coping skills, improved communication and an enhanced self-concept to address many of life's challenging issues. Sometimes we just need a road map to help navigate adversity and bring about positive change,
(502) 912-1630 View (502) 912-1630
Photo of Jeanne M. Bennett, Psychologist in Belknap, Louisville, KY
Jeanne M. Bennett
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
Not accepting new clients
I have over twenty years of experience treating adults with mood disorders, adjustment issues, relationship difficulties, chronic health problems and personal growth challenges through the process of psychotherapy. I primarily use cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal forms of psychotherapy to help individuals develop improved, healthier behaviors and thought patterns that lead to greater comfort and enjoyment in daily life. My particular area of expertise is neuropsychology, having completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in this field at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. My experience includes rehab settings, VA hospital, social security disability and physician referrals.
I have over twenty years of experience treating adults with mood disorders, adjustment issues, relationship difficulties, chronic health problems and personal growth challenges through the process of psychotherapy. I primarily use cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal forms of psychotherapy to help individuals develop improved, healthier behaviors and thought patterns that lead to greater comfort and enjoyment in daily life. My particular area of expertise is neuropsychology, having completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in this field at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. My experience includes rehab settings, VA hospital, social security disability and physician referrals.
(502) 804-2902 View (502) 804-2902
Photo of Mike Eiden, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Belknap, Louisville, KY
Mike Eiden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
I have been trained as a clinical social worker, addictions counselor, and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. I utilize experiential therapies and EMDR to help people reclaim their lives. In my practice I focus on helping adults struggling with developmental trauma and PTSD, sex and pornography addiction, recovery from narcissistic abuse & traumatic bonding, and drug/alcohol addiction. Parents of addicted adults and folks with internet/gaming/screen addictions are also specialty areas.
I have been trained as a clinical social worker, addictions counselor, and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. I utilize experiential therapies and EMDR to help people reclaim their lives. In my practice I focus on helping adults struggling with developmental trauma and PTSD, sex and pornography addiction, recovery from narcissistic abuse & traumatic bonding, and drug/alcohol addiction. Parents of addicted adults and folks with internet/gaming/screen addictions are also specialty areas.
(502) 306-0343 View (502) 306-0343
Photo of Niki Parsons, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Belknap, Louisville, KY
Niki Parsons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205  (Online Only)
04/016/24- Currently accepting new telehealth clients! First and foremost, I offer radical acceptance and non-judgment to my clients. I listen with alert compassion and a deep curiosity about your unique story, strengths and struggles. The focus is on YOU, the client. Please go to my website www.sadhanacounseling.com to learn more about my background and approach. I provide LGBTQ+ friendly and Neurodivergent-affirming care. An area in which I am especially effective is providing support and guidance to young women struggling with anxiety and perfectionism, while balancing new demands in career and relationships.
04/016/24- Currently accepting new telehealth clients! First and foremost, I offer radical acceptance and non-judgment to my clients. I listen with alert compassion and a deep curiosity about your unique story, strengths and struggles. The focus is on YOU, the client. Please go to my website www.sadhanacounseling.com to learn more about my background and approach. I provide LGBTQ+ friendly and Neurodivergent-affirming care. An area in which I am especially effective is providing support and guidance to young women struggling with anxiety and perfectionism, while balancing new demands in career and relationships.
(502) 410-2938 View (502) 410-2938
Photo of Heart's Content Counseling and Wellness, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Belknap, Louisville, KY
Heart's Content Counseling and Wellness
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC, S
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
My goal as a therapist is to encourage clients to attain their greatest potential, to help them transform their lives to being filled with increased ease and balance, and to empower them to recognize their internal competencies that they may access as coping skills for handling the complexities of daily challenges.
My goal as a therapist is to encourage clients to attain their greatest potential, to help them transform their lives to being filled with increased ease and balance, and to empower them to recognize their internal competencies that they may access as coping skills for handling the complexities of daily challenges.
(502) 912-8739 View (502) 912-8739
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Dr. Sarah Shelton - Shelton Forensic Solutions
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, MPH, MSCP
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
Dr. Shelton and her team of psychology professionals provide traditional psychological evaluation and treatment as well as forensic psychological evaluations and expert witness testimony. They are licensed/authorized to practice in over 40 states and provide services in multiple office locations as well as remotely via secure video conferencing.
Dr. Shelton and her team of psychology professionals provide traditional psychological evaluation and treatment as well as forensic psychological evaluations and expert witness testimony. They are licensed/authorized to practice in over 40 states and provide services in multiple office locations as well as remotely via secure video conferencing.
(502) 306-0292 View (502) 306-0292
Photo of Heather Artman, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Belknap, Louisville, KY
Heather Artman, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
Not accepting new clients at this time. I offer in-person and virtual sessions. I support individuals struggling with ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, low-self worth, sexual issues, and grief as well as work with couples who need support navigating through challenging situations such as infidelity, reestablishing intimacy, sexless relationships, or problematic sexual behaviors. Everyone at some point in their life experiences struggles, fears, relationship issues, or life transitions.
Not accepting new clients at this time. I offer in-person and virtual sessions. I support individuals struggling with ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety, low-self worth, sexual issues, and grief as well as work with couples who need support navigating through challenging situations such as infidelity, reestablishing intimacy, sexless relationships, or problematic sexual behaviors. Everyone at some point in their life experiences struggles, fears, relationship issues, or life transitions.
(502) 354-3787 View (502) 354-3787
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Dr. Laura M. Frey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
I am passionate about helping individuals manage their mental health so that they can experience peace in their lives and relationships. I received my doctorate in family science and a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Kentucky. I have a strong background in improving mental health and well-being in the context of relationships. Many people define themselves and their family members in a limited way, often forgetting the vast potential that each person embodies. Each person is different, with a unique background and set of circumstances. Therefore, therapy should not be "one size fit all."
I am passionate about helping individuals manage their mental health so that they can experience peace in their lives and relationships. I received my doctorate in family science and a master's degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of Kentucky. I have a strong background in improving mental health and well-being in the context of relationships. Many people define themselves and their family members in a limited way, often forgetting the vast potential that each person embodies. Each person is different, with a unique background and set of circumstances. Therefore, therapy should not be "one size fit all."
(502) 467-8445 View (502) 467-8445
Photo of Laurel Sims-Stewart, Counselor in Belknap, Louisville, KY
Laurel Sims-Stewart
Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S, ATR, IMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belknap, Louisville, KY 40205
Waitlist for new clients
Taking the first step toward your own healing or help for your teen can feel overwhelming, but with the right support it doesn't have to be. I strive to create a safe, welcoming, and person-centered environment for each of my clients. My goal is to walk with you on this journey, empowering you or your teen to feel confident in making positive changes.
Taking the first step toward your own healing or help for your teen can feel overwhelming, but with the right support it doesn't have to be. I strive to create a safe, welcoming, and person-centered environment for each of my clients. My goal is to walk with you on this journey, empowering you or your teen to feel confident in making positive changes.
(502) 309-2913 View (502) 309-2913

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Belknap, Louisville, KY

60+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Belknap, Louisville, KY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
72% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
77% Humana
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Belknap, Louisville, KY see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Belknap, Louisville?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.