Therapists in Behrman, New Orleans, LA

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Kevin Ann Planchet
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114  (Online Only)
Many of us have emotions and experiences which chip away at our confidence and the ability to make positive decisions. Those who want to understand those motivations and change them will reach for help. It's not a counselor's job to tell a client what to do. The goal is to help you understand how your experiences affect your emotional health and help you create coping skills to extinguish the negative behaviors which are holding you back. I offer online appointments with HIPAA compliant videoconferencing platforms to protect your privacy.
Many of us have emotions and experiences which chip away at our confidence and the ability to make positive decisions. Those who want to understand those motivations and change them will reach for help. It's not a counselor's job to tell a client what to do. The goal is to help you understand how your experiences affect your emotional health and help you create coping skills to extinguish the negative behaviors which are holding you back. I offer online appointments with HIPAA compliant videoconferencing platforms to protect your privacy.
(504) 641-8639 View (504) 641-8639
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Carlos Kronberger
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
I have more than thirty years of experience providing state-of-the-art clinical assessment and compassionate psychological treatment for individuals and families with a broad range of issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, executive functioning, substance abuse, and chronic pain. These and other unresolved conflicts of the self keep people from achieving their goals in relationships and work.
I have more than thirty years of experience providing state-of-the-art clinical assessment and compassionate psychological treatment for individuals and families with a broad range of issues including: anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, executive functioning, substance abuse, and chronic pain. These and other unresolved conflicts of the self keep people from achieving their goals in relationships and work.
(504) 267-1178 View (504) 267-1178
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Carol A Harvey
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
"Problem talk creates problems, Solution talk creates solutions"- Steve de Shazer. Sounds simple enough...right? Sometimes it's anything but simple. That's because, when your problems seem insurmountable, finding a solution can feel almost impossible. Even when you know you are stuck, you find extreme difficulty letting go of the habits and communication styles that keep you stuck. Counseling can help. Using a variety of theories and techniques, my goal is to assist you in discovering solutions to your problems and in finding the potential in yourself and your relationships.
"Problem talk creates problems, Solution talk creates solutions"- Steve de Shazer. Sounds simple enough...right? Sometimes it's anything but simple. That's because, when your problems seem insurmountable, finding a solution can feel almost impossible. Even when you know you are stuck, you find extreme difficulty letting go of the habits and communication styles that keep you stuck. Counseling can help. Using a variety of theories and techniques, my goal is to assist you in discovering solutions to your problems and in finding the potential in yourself and your relationships.
(504) 636-6082 View (504) 636-6082
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Robin Webster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
At "Tower of Refuge Christian Counseling, LLC," (located inside of the "New Orleans Growth Center, LLC"), I provide Christian counseling that aids in mental and emotional restoration by assisting my clients in achieving a healthier quality of life, focusing on the mind, spirit and restorative power of Jesus Christ. With the highest levels of client satisfaction - I will do everything that I can to meet your counseling needs by providing therapy in the areas of depression/ anxiety, grief/ loss, stress management, parenting skills, conflict resolution, building healthy coping and communication skills, couples and individual as well as adolescent/ teen counseling.
At "Tower of Refuge Christian Counseling, LLC," (located inside of the "New Orleans Growth Center, LLC"), I provide Christian counseling that aids in mental and emotional restoration by assisting my clients in achieving a healthier quality of life, focusing on the mind, spirit and restorative power of Jesus Christ. With the highest levels of client satisfaction - I will do everything that I can to meet your counseling needs by providing therapy in the areas of depression/ anxiety, grief/ loss, stress management, parenting skills, conflict resolution, building healthy coping and communication skills, couples and individual as well as adolescent/ teen counseling.
(504) 509-4120 View (504) 509-4120
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Baraka “Dr. B” Perez
Psychologist, PhD, MP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
Untapped potential can prevent us from reaching our full potential. Do you have what it takes to succeed, but due to low self-confidence, lack of support, or mood issues can’t seem to achieve your maximum potential? Are you in a relationship that is not thriving due to communication snags? Is your child finding it difficult to perform in school due to distractibility, learning differences, or poor behavior choices? You want a skilled professional who comes highly recommended by physicians, therapists, and educators. You want individualized care. You want exceptional service. I can offer you these, and much more, with confidence.
Untapped potential can prevent us from reaching our full potential. Do you have what it takes to succeed, but due to low self-confidence, lack of support, or mood issues can’t seem to achieve your maximum potential? Are you in a relationship that is not thriving due to communication snags? Is your child finding it difficult to perform in school due to distractibility, learning differences, or poor behavior choices? You want a skilled professional who comes highly recommended by physicians, therapists, and educators. You want individualized care. You want exceptional service. I can offer you these, and much more, with confidence.
(504) 233-6757 View (504) 233-6757
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Joseph D Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, BS, MS, M-RAS, LPC-S, ABD
Verified Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114  (Online Only)
In therapy I seek to provide his clients with the tools, guidance, and support to face life's challenges and difficulties. You will learn to empower yourself to utilize your inner strength and resilience to overcome obstacles.
In therapy I seek to provide his clients with the tools, guidance, and support to face life's challenges and difficulties. You will learn to empower yourself to utilize your inner strength and resilience to overcome obstacles.
(504) 475-2351 View (504) 475-2351
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Kimberly F Chiles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
This is your life and it matters. There is no need to suffer in silence. Seeking help is not a weakness; it is actually exercising your strength. Everyone experiences impasses at some point. It would be my pleasure to assist you in getting over the hurdles to achieve a better quality of life.
This is your life and it matters. There is no need to suffer in silence. Seeking help is not a weakness; it is actually exercising your strength. Everyone experiences impasses at some point. It would be my pleasure to assist you in getting over the hurdles to achieve a better quality of life.
(504) 434-7802 View (504) 434-7802
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Rebecca Tam Pham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
Thank you for consider seeing me for counseling. I see counseling as a process of collaboration between you, the client, and I, the counselor, in obtaining your goals. I work from a solution-focused orientation, which means that I assist you in breaking repetitive, nonproductive behavior patterns that are affecting you, your family or marriage or relationship.
Thank you for consider seeing me for counseling. I see counseling as a process of collaboration between you, the client, and I, the counselor, in obtaining your goals. I work from a solution-focused orientation, which means that I assist you in breaking repetitive, nonproductive behavior patterns that are affecting you, your family or marriage or relationship.
(504) 226-6930 View (504) 226-6930
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Motivate Wellness Behavioral & Relationship Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
Hi, I’m Ledora Yerks-Birdlow. I am the Executive Director/CEO of Motivate Wellness Behavioral and Relationship Health Services. More specifically our agency is made up of a group of therapists who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. Our mission is to provide individuals, couples, and families the tools they need to create healthy, meaningful relationships with those around them.
Hi, I’m Ledora Yerks-Birdlow. I am the Executive Director/CEO of Motivate Wellness Behavioral and Relationship Health Services. More specifically our agency is made up of a group of therapists who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. Our mission is to provide individuals, couples, and families the tools they need to create healthy, meaningful relationships with those around them.
(504) 608-4790 View (504) 608-4790
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Marlon Anthony Boutin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
Welcome, you've made the first step on your journey to find meaning in your life. I recognize that one does not become human without experiencing pain, challenges, or feeling stuck! I would love to provide a safe and confidential environment where you can authentically be you and help you find meaning in your life!
Welcome, you've made the first step on your journey to find meaning in your life. I recognize that one does not become human without experiencing pain, challenges, or feeling stuck! I would love to provide a safe and confidential environment where you can authentically be you and help you find meaning in your life!
(504) 226-7610 View (504) 226-7610
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Bridget A Falcon
Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
Addiction, anxiety, trauma, communication and life changes are some challenges I work with. Offering individual and couples modalities.
Addiction, anxiety, trauma, communication and life changes are some challenges I work with. Offering individual and couples modalities.
(504) 285-5963 View (504) 285-5963
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Dr. Alexis Y. Mueller
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
Not accepting new clients
Looking to make meaning in a time of confusion? Feeling isolated, a lack of purpose, lost, or in conflict with yourself and others? I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a PhD in counselor education. I work with individuals and couples to manage anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustment issues. I would love to discuss starting the the counseling process with you and/or your loved ones. I am available for in person sessions in my Mid-City office each week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. I also offer week day telehealth sessions through the HIPAA compliant platform doxy.me.
Looking to make meaning in a time of confusion? Feeling isolated, a lack of purpose, lost, or in conflict with yourself and others? I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a PhD in counselor education. I work with individuals and couples to manage anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustment issues. I would love to discuss starting the the counseling process with you and/or your loved ones. I am available for in person sessions in my Mid-City office each week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. I also offer week day telehealth sessions through the HIPAA compliant platform doxy.me.
(504) 656-4072 View (504) 656-4072
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Julia Becker
Psychologist, PsyD
Not Verified Not Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
Hello, I offer two primary areas of evidence based clinical expertise, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals and Couple Therapy for Stress Related Problems to private clients. I take a strategic and evidence based approach to understanding your presenting concerns. I believe in the importance of assessment to track progress while working to achieve personal and relational goals and to enhance overall satisfaction and quality of life. I am transparent, forward and supportive during all stages of treatment beginning with assessment & recommendations, pre-treatment planning & education, & effective therapeutic intervention.
Hello, I offer two primary areas of evidence based clinical expertise, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Individuals and Couple Therapy for Stress Related Problems to private clients. I take a strategic and evidence based approach to understanding your presenting concerns. I believe in the importance of assessment to track progress while working to achieve personal and relational goals and to enhance overall satisfaction and quality of life. I am transparent, forward and supportive during all stages of treatment beginning with assessment & recommendations, pre-treatment planning & education, & effective therapeutic intervention.
(504) 475-0382 View (504) 475-0382
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Melva M. Young, LPC-S, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, worried, or depressed? Are you feeling sad, angry, abandoned, or rejected? Have you made choices that were not in your best interest? Whether you are feeling sad, overwhelmed, anxious, afraid, dealing with trauma-issues, fear, self-defeating behaviors, or self-sabotage, I will work with you to understand the origin of your issues. We will form an alliance to examine and change, the patterns or obstacles preventing you from living the balanced, healthy, authentic life that you deserve. We will work with your strengths to form effective strategies to help you be the author of the life you desire.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, worried, or depressed? Are you feeling sad, angry, abandoned, or rejected? Have you made choices that were not in your best interest? Whether you are feeling sad, overwhelmed, anxious, afraid, dealing with trauma-issues, fear, self-defeating behaviors, or self-sabotage, I will work with you to understand the origin of your issues. We will form an alliance to examine and change, the patterns or obstacles preventing you from living the balanced, healthy, authentic life that you deserve. We will work with your strengths to form effective strategies to help you be the author of the life you desire.
(504) 414-7893 View (504) 414-7893
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Danielle Lefort
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
Couples often experience emotional disconnect after years of being together. Life stressors can impact relationships in unforeseen ways that we cannot imagine when we first decide to take the journey with someone we love. If you feel as though things have gotten off track and you are ready to heal and repair your partnership so that you can feel secure and happy in your partnership, you're in the right place. If you are struggling with trust, insecurities, or old wounds that just won't stop hurting, you're not alone, I am here to help. Start healing today.
Couples often experience emotional disconnect after years of being together. Life stressors can impact relationships in unforeseen ways that we cannot imagine when we first decide to take the journey with someone we love. If you feel as though things have gotten off track and you are ready to heal and repair your partnership so that you can feel secure and happy in your partnership, you're in the right place. If you are struggling with trust, insecurities, or old wounds that just won't stop hurting, you're not alone, I am here to help. Start healing today.
(985) 238-3672 View (985) 238-3672
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Lagarde Counseling Service
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCBT, CFAS, CCSOTS
Verified Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
My name is Lorraine Lagarde I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Louisiana. I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. My career has been spent working with adults, adolescents, and families. I work from a collaborative, strengths-based approach, aiding and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, grief and loss, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and trauma.
My name is Lorraine Lagarde I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Louisiana. I have worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. My career has been spent working with adults, adolescents, and families. I work from a collaborative, strengths-based approach, aiding and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, grief and loss, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and trauma.
(504) 285-2479 View (504) 285-2479
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Eddie St-Vil
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114  (Online Only)
Have you contemplated starting therapy but found it difficult to take that first step? Or maybe you've been navigating a challenging phase in your life and now you're feeling unsure about where to begin or who to turn to for support. What if I told you that you are the expert of your own life, equipped with inner resources and strengths to overcome challenges? On this journey, I will guide and support you in tapping into these resources, assisting you in setting achievable goals and facilitating positive change.
Have you contemplated starting therapy but found it difficult to take that first step? Or maybe you've been navigating a challenging phase in your life and now you're feeling unsure about where to begin or who to turn to for support. What if I told you that you are the expert of your own life, equipped with inner resources and strengths to overcome challenges? On this journey, I will guide and support you in tapping into these resources, assisting you in setting achievable goals and facilitating positive change.
(225) 681-9406 View (225) 681-9406
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Julie Alley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
Teletherapy in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana. In-person in Louisiana. Everyone has a story, difficult situations we've encountered, things we don't like about ourselves, relationship struggles, and things we want to change or do better. Also, we all want to be heard and understood. I think this is one of the most important things in counseling, along with having a strong client/counselor relationship. I offer nonjudgmental, down-to-earth counseling to help clients identify their objectives and goals, while developing a treatment plan to achieve same.
Teletherapy in Florida, Mississippi & Louisiana. In-person in Louisiana. Everyone has a story, difficult situations we've encountered, things we don't like about ourselves, relationship struggles, and things we want to change or do better. Also, we all want to be heard and understood. I think this is one of the most important things in counseling, along with having a strong client/counselor relationship. I offer nonjudgmental, down-to-earth counseling to help clients identify their objectives and goals, while developing a treatment plan to achieve same.
(504) 565-2782 View (504) 565-2782
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Eric Bussey
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
Immediate availability! I am here to walk alongside you on your journey towards a happier, more fulfilling life. Each person's path is unique, and our sessions will focus on what you need and what matters most to you. In our work together, you'll find a warm, welcoming space where every part of you is accepted. Life is filled with challenges, and therapy can provide a safe space to discover new ways of managing and overcoming these challenges.
Immediate availability! I am here to walk alongside you on your journey towards a happier, more fulfilling life. Each person's path is unique, and our sessions will focus on what you need and what matters most to you. In our work together, you'll find a warm, welcoming space where every part of you is accepted. Life is filled with challenges, and therapy can provide a safe space to discover new ways of managing and overcoming these challenges.
(504) 618-1268 View (504) 618-1268
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Integrated Behavioral Health
MD, PhD, PMHNP, LCSW, LPC, PLPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Behrman, New Orleans, LA 70114
At IBH we are a multidisciplinary team focused on providing comprehensive care to patients ages 5 and older through In-Person visits and Telehealth. Our team includes: Morgan Feibelman, M.D., Jill McCall, M.D., Aldo Mejia, M.D., Jennifer Greco, M.D., Andrew Sander, M.D., Asa Pharr, M.D., Kellie Newman, PMHNP-BC, Blaine Grice, PMHNP-BC (also in BR), Karen Pellerin, PhD, Jonathan Nierman, LCSW, Frances Maples-LPC, Daja Williams, M.S.,LPC, Valeria Rodriguez, PLMFT, Marcel Albritton, PHD, C-IAYT. Please visit our website www.IBHpsych.com for both Baton Rouge and New Orleans bios .
At IBH we are a multidisciplinary team focused on providing comprehensive care to patients ages 5 and older through In-Person visits and Telehealth. Our team includes: Morgan Feibelman, M.D., Jill McCall, M.D., Aldo Mejia, M.D., Jennifer Greco, M.D., Andrew Sander, M.D., Asa Pharr, M.D., Kellie Newman, PMHNP-BC, Blaine Grice, PMHNP-BC (also in BR), Karen Pellerin, PhD, Jonathan Nierman, LCSW, Frances Maples-LPC, Daja Williams, M.S.,LPC, Valeria Rodriguez, PLMFT, Marcel Albritton, PHD, C-IAYT. Please visit our website www.IBHpsych.com for both Baton Rouge and New Orleans bios .
(504) 322-3837 View (504) 322-3837

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Behrman, New Orleans, LA

30+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in Behrman, New Orleans, LA who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
79% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Behrman, New Orleans, LA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
18% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Behrman, New Orleans?

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.